Bf W. Radley. 71 <\v:t: x um
Official Org M1 0 f Polk ancl-Haralson Counties.
—4.-Hi -i.-.- ’ ' ' v «
OEDARTOWN, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1878.
Subscription $2 Per Aruvc.
•P H O-F.ES'S ION A h
ATTOEKEY AT LAW;
Often In the Oonrt Moose, with Jud^o Brower.)
111 practice In the Superior Court* of Polk,
Rthllnvc, Hsrslson and Doagla«, and In any other
county in the State, by apodal contract; alto In
the Federal Geart at Atlanta and In the Bnprome
Court of Ga, June *0
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
pr" WIU practice In all the Court* of the Rom#
Okronlt and adjoining conntlo*. may 98-78-tf
1. A. ■ iMCB. JHO. M. KINO.
JjJI.ANOE & KING
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
pTWin praetlce In all the Court* of the Rom#
Olrcnlt, la the Snprerae C#nrt of the State, and In
the H. 8. Diatrlct Coart for the Nerthern District
of Geergia. Not, 11,1874.
T. W. MlLNtflt.
J. W. HAUUIS, Ju
jy£ILNER> dc HARRIS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
|W m Omoa on Main Street, next door te Gil*
oath A Son. Mr. Mllnor will attend the Superior
Oonrt of Polk county rogalarly.
■y^ILLIAM M. SPARKS,
Attorney & Counsellor at Law,
tw Will praetlce In all the court* of tho Rome
Olrcnlt and adjoining countie*. novll, 1874
W. Iff. STRANGE,
N. P. & Ex. Off. J. P.
13g~ Collections solioited, «ud
money paid over punctually. ,
JAS. D. ENLOW, J. P.
E3T~ Office lit the Court House.
All business entrusted in his bunds
will receive prompt uttentiou.
March 9, 1870-3m
ESTABLISHED IN 1850.
Temple of Music.
IIOLESALEand Retail Ageu-
cy for thu Reuowned Plano Makers,
KATIE and J. & C. FISHER.
Celebrated Organ of MASON <fc IIAMLIN, Bur
dett. New limrland Organ Co., and G A Prince A
Co.’* Music Publisher*, Oliver Dltann, Win. A
Pond & Co., Smith & Co., F A Morth A Co.
BEST GUITARS. M / 0 r X Brneno *" d
Also foil line of Small Musical Good*, String*, etc.
T he proprietor respectfully announce* to the clt-
lxeii* ol Cedartown and vicinity, that hi* facia*
ties enable him to offer extra inducement* to pur
chaser* of Musical Good*, guaranteeing everything
represented hy him to give entire patlstactlon.
Correspondence BollcItciL^CaUloj'ue^ ninUcd free
85, Union Street, Nashville Tenn.
AND DEALBH IN
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
(West end J. 8. Noyos' Ware Honse.)
IF*Shaving, Shampooing and Hair Cutting dono
neatly, cheaply and expeditiously. Give me a call.
Jan 31 tf JOE LA8TER.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
. * f
gsy Accommodations for Families,
aiid Meals at all Hours.
A: Practical Joke.
I did love her! Oh, how I did Iqvo
:ar»f 4!iRaAua;they'i»y All is fair in
loveUiml war, and perhaps thilt is
Borne exousc for me.
I hail liked her a long while, and I
knew that she liked me.
I' was as big a fellow as she could
see anywhere about. I had a farm
cf my owu, and, when I was married,
father had promised to bnild me a,
f)rst-rate|hsuse and stock the plup
for me, ^
Andwh.nl went to church on
Sunday, or to town, I hud goad
clothes, and was never told'.d looked
ill in them. _ /
On the whole, I felt tpvsjj^f a good,
fair matoli for Mnggwii’rnuv though
she was so nice a girl.
thor and mother thujighl too,
and she never refold# m-fCittontions.
I had settled, slow quiet
sort of way ii^ jjTiiclfcountrymen do
settle those tlgfcJSj^thut we’d make a
The otlie. young fellow knew it,
and if we were not fushionublo we
wern^jar.gentlemen that we had
oiy coifc of houor. None of tliera
et’er interfered or tried to cut me
Rut then “ho” oaine, you see—dap
per and pretty, and dressed like
a tailor’s faehionplate, and talked of
things I knew very little about, and
his handsjwcro white, and lie hud
graceful, gallant ways that I had
Mr. Zaooheus, that was his name.
And in that summer holiduy of his,
while wo were working over the hay
and wets tail lied, dirty and worn,
and so tired, that sleep was about all
we wanted when work wus ovor, why
then he, soft, sweet and smiling,
made himself agreeable to tho girls
and crept into Maggie Frans’s heart
She scarcely looked at me. She
did not care whether she met me or
not; and on Sunday, there he was
making me feel somehow so course,
rough, aDd vulgar, and when I wan
ted her to go with me into the park,
where we used to sit in the great,
green shadows, and listen to the
birds sing, she hud Borne excuse for
staying at homo, and when, on the
road from church. 1 took her hand
ill mine, she snatched it away, and
said, quite crossly:
“Don’t. Frank, don’t do such Bil
ly, rustic things, while folks are
here. Thoy never do it themselves,
and they laugh so.”
“Mr. Znccheus laughs, you mean,
I suppose,” said 1. “That's geutle-
“You are criticising Mr. Zucchena’
manners, are you?”
After that there was a coolness
between us; but, though it made my
heart ache, I could not think that it
mattered much to her.
I stayed away from her father’s
house, and did not walk homo with
her from church on Sunday; indeed.
I did not go to church at all. And
I know the youug folks—aye, and
the old folks, too—were saying that
we had fallen out with each other,
and I suppose everyone guessed why;
but I would never answer any qnes.
tions—not even when my own moth
er asked me—not I.
So the Bummer came and the au
tumn passed on, and the town peo
ple stayed and stayed. I saw that
fellow’s silk hat and twill umbrella,
and exquisitely fitting garment
wherever I went. Further than I
could see other people, I used to sec
him and her—Mr. Zaooheus and
They had never made Maggie
work much at heme, and she hud
plenty of time to enjoy herself—an
only daughter, you see, I mean, and
her people what is oalled fore
handed- l never intended the she
drudge after we were married. When
I had hopid for that, I did not mind
work myself, bat I’d never never
have made slave a of my wife.
This Mr. Zacchena could not make
of her a more precious treasure than
I would; I knew that. .‘J I was think
ing this all over one evening in the
meadows, when suddenly I heard
some one say: “Ah— Mr. Wollmer-
I looked gp, and there was Mr.
Zaooheus, nattier than ever, with a
cig. r in his mouth.
Tfholiiid llnowii jiiBt.Jiow I felt
toWarlls him, l’ill not suj'i 1 that he’d
liars borne to IliPwne ■ Tunfta' the
great meadow,tsiuLs^ijjntfilit of. thilt
just at l jumped up frfljh the grass
and looked at Jml? But ho wus
smiling us paHtely us possible, ami
there is Borne tiling in u man’s heart
that-makes i^ljyd to do the first
rude thipg^D one who is civil.
' 'SlHtTwis not polite to him.
* “£hut’a my name.” said I to him.
“pB you want mo?' 1
^“1 want something of y«n,” said
jj^.—‘‘There is a little excursion to
night from our house. We’re going
to take a lady.—Have you any little
light trup and a horse, of course, that
you could let me hire for the even*
iug? I’d rather go alone with her
than in the big wagonette. You
know, I’m sure, how it is—that a fel
low had rather ride alone with a
pretty girl, and, if you will help me
out, I will be ever so much obliged
So he had come to ask me to help
him to have a nico time with my
girl—ho who had out rae out! I look
ed at him, just holding my hands
still by force, fend I thought of him
riding along* the moon-lit road with
Maggie close to him.
I asked -myself wehther his arms
would not he around her waist, and
whether in the shadow, as they fell
a little behind the others, he would
not kiss her.
“And you want me to help you?”
I said; ? oiit loud. “Mo!”
. rff Y«s,&he said. “Please.”
“Come/along,” I said. “I’ll show
you what I have got.”
On the farm that was mine tlur.
was one building, a little cow-shed
Wo put the tools in (Heresometimes,
and I had a padlock for the door;
the key was in my pocket.
Dannie into »ny head-that I could
spoil this evening for him, and spite
Maggie, too, by locking him in it
And if he had spirit enough to fight
me for it afterwards so much tho bet
I led tho way down iut# the mead
ow whore it stood, and unlocked tho
“Just look in,” said I, “and see if
that will suit you.”
“Can't see anything,” said lie.
“If8 pitch dark. Wait, I have a
lie took one from his pocket and
stooped to strike it on the sole of
his boot, and then I gave him a push
and over he went, flat on the floor,
and I had the key in my pocket.
“You’ll not make any one hear
very soou, my lad, ’’said I, “and
you’ll not kiss Maggie Franz going
over the bridge this evening.”
Then I went away and laid my
self flat upon the porch in front of
our house,- and felt happier thaw- j T
had felt before for a long time.
Revenge is sweet now and then.
I do not pretend to have none of-
the old Adam in me.
I’d been there about half an hour,
and the chirp; chirp, chirp of tho
crickets was lulling me off to sleep,
when suddenly I heard a little light
step close by mo, and saw a woman’s
white dress fluttering, and, jumping
up stood before me, Maggio Franz.
r The first thought that came ' injio
my mind wa? that she was looking
for her beau, and it made me fien-
dish. w A
“Is that you, Miss Franz?” said ‘ I.
f‘Yea. Mr, . W.ollrnerath,” said
she—-and, though I- had said Miss
Ft’auz, how.it hurt me not to be cal
led Frank. “I came over to see'
your mother. Is she iu?”
“No.”^ said I. A
“Then I’tllieliter go home,’, said
she. Bqt.&he lingered.
“Not looking for' Sfiy^tirie else?”
“Noj’ she said very -sad ly.- ‘ Good-
night? “ ! ,
But I could nbtlether'go without
“I thought you’d be on this won
derful moonlight drive,’ said I.
“There you were mistaken,’ said
“Did he forget to come for you,’
said I, “Mr. Zacchena, you know.’
“I haven’t been asked to drive,’
said she. “I donff ;j^u
speak so; Mr. Zacoheus, I suppose,
is with the lady he’s engaged to.
She caine down last week with her
, “9Wkflaid I, aiuflt began to wish
I’d nskeil ^ fyw more questions be
fore I locked young!Zaooheus up in
the cow-"hous *.
Wo stood still,\^part from each
p quiver. Was
other. I saw her -hr
it for him? Had hQji^d her? That
was tit for tat, anyhow.
But she was so pjjetty, iud so sad,
aud so winning that I felt niy heart
give .one great throt I took k step
nearer, she took a 4)other.
“Oh, Frank,’ crie.1 she, “I can’t
stand it, if you keep angry with me.
I always have liked you best, but
you’ve been so awfjilly cross.’
And then she was crying on my
Did yon ever make up with some
one you’d quarreled with, loving her
all the time?
Did you ever ftkl, holding the
dear face between yiur two palms,
pressing sweet kisses on the dear,
soft mouth, that it had all come
back, all tho old lo?*j aud trust, and
sweetness, and hop6 that you thought
dead? If you have, you must kuow
what I felt bhpt inipte.
I founu myseB again. I was
Frank Wollmeruth ince more. How
strange it was!
Out of all my litol’d like to have
that ope moment bu|uk; it wus the
sweetest I ever lived through.
Up in the midst cf the far meadow
rose a column of flame. The cow-
lions* was on fire, and I had locked
poor innocent you-up Zacoheus up in
it, there to be.roadtel alive.
“Oh, Maggie,* I*cried, glaring at
tlie horrible sight, “j’m a murderer—-
a murderer—don’t touch me.*
And away I flew to undo my mis
chief, if there was Une. There be,
perhaps. Never wuAauch a run as I
took across that meadow. When
I reached the door, plunged my hand
in my pocket rorlWfi ltcy. I ooulU
not find it. I had dropped it some
where. It was not about me.
‘ZacchcusY I cried; ‘Zaccho^s, are
you there? 1 am #11 the outside.
There was no answer.
‘For heaven’s sake, if you can
speak, do,’ I shrieked, hut silence
Doubtless the smeke had already
smothered tho poor fallow, but I sot
to work and tore awiy the burning
boards. I was acorlhed—my hair,
face, my eyebrows. 7wice my clothes
were ou fire, but I rolled on the dew-
wet grass, and wa up at the flames
again. Oh, it wa horrible!
If he had been ly rival it would
have been bad enmgh, but an inno
cent young felloil; his sweetheart
waiting for him sjmewherel
What a monsteil was!
‘IJeayen have! mercy on him!’
cried T. ‘Let me \save him, don’t
punish me by making me a murder
er!’and’I tore aod 1 wrenched the
boards with my biirut hands. And
iu a moment more*—well—it was the
roof that fell, I think—1 don’t know.
‘lie’ll do very nicely now,’ said
some one—’very nbely; plenty of
nourishing food, ani the wine as
directed. No dangir, though his
escape is wonderful.’
It was the family doctor, and I
was on the spare bedin the bedroom,
with bandages ahoulmy hands.
Mother sat there: so did Maggie.
Father looked over the bed foot.
Maggie Wermeskirchen, Lizzie Rhu,
Frida Uensel; Angelica Hen eel, and
yet one whose fi^t name is not
known by me also visible.
‘And Why he was © set on saving
that old shell, I can’t tell,’ said
mother.’ He must Jnve hid some
thing precious tHore.
Thoy did not know, then. I sat
up in bed andlookedat them all.
‘It wasn’t the ihed,* ‘Mother,
father, Maggie, it wiIpMr. Zancheus.
I had looked him lip there. I’ve
murdered him.’ -j
‘No, you havop’tj’ said another
voioe, aud some pdefame around the
‘I’m alive, you. sek. You didn’t
tWnk I’d stay locked up in a cow
sh^d .when I had an engagement with
a lady, did you? I : just burned the
look off wijfch mj. cifcar, and came
away. I intended t;a g^ve you a fright
in return for your trick. I suppose
it’s what you call a practical joke in
jthe country—but l didn’t think , of
anything serious, Tm rea Hy sorry
I don’t know what I gaid. I know
I felt very foolish; hut that was not
half as bad as feeling like a murder-
I had a pretty pair of hands for tin*
next four weeks, but I didn’t mind
it us much as if Maggie had not fed
me with hers.
She petted me as if I were a hero
instead of an idiot. I believe she
thought I had done something noble
And she’s been my wife, now—
how long, Maggie? Not so long as to
have forgotten to be lovers, though
my hoy’s head is on a level w.itli his
mother’s shoulders, and my own to
TIIF. SEVENTH DISTRICT.
Dr. Felton Arraigned and Condemned.
Ills Position Tested hy Fact mul Argu
ment, and Shown to he Utterly JJntonn-
ble. The Very Cround Taken From Un».
S/iVHNTii Dist. Sept. G, 187$....
Editors Constitution: It will be
seen by reference to tho several com
munications which you have done me
the honor to publish—
1. That Dr. Felton has sought to
justify his candidacy in opposition to
the democracy by assailing an imag
inary “ring,” which he alleges has
possessed itself of the party machin
ery iu this congressional district, and
will not let the peopto bfe heard.
2. That he, took none of thef usual
steps to correct the evils of which he
complained, such us attending the.
meetings and conventions of the par
ty, and trying to purify and elevate
it—nor did he, as far as is known,
cull public attention to these evils
through the press or on the hustings,
prior to his sudden and iiYiexpeoted
proclamation of his own candidacy.
3. That ho has nevertheless an
nounced hiniselfan independent can
didate at three successive elections,
each time in advance of any nominu •
tion by the party to which ho claims
allegiance, and before he could have
known that an objectionable candi
date would he presented.
4. That he relies almost exclusive
ly on the republicans for his elec
tion—that he has not been heard at
any time or on any occasion, for the
last four years, to say one word for
the democratic party—that his fi
nancial sBccess must eventuate in the
overthrow of the democratic party
in this district, and that his course is
already creating confusion elsewhere
in the state to the injury of the dem
ocracy and the benefit of radicalism—
and that in view of these facts and
deductions he is logically and really
the candidate, not of “independent
democrats, but of the republicans,
who expect and are receiving the co
operation of a few misguided “inde
pendent” democrats so-called.
If further proof is required on this
point, I now proceed to supply it,
and to show that Dr. Felton is to
day exerting all his admitted powers,
unconsciously, 1 hope, to break up
the democratic party in this district
As was stated in my last commu
nication, Dr. Feltou has chaugcd h' 8
ground. The gravamen of hi* com*
plaint heretofore has been /Uiquities
of the “riug.” He has «ken a step
forward, however, and now d* rec t'
ing his battery against “the conven
tion system” a*d “the organized
democracy.” Now, as the
is the only democracy recognized in
this country, and especially in the
southern states, does it not follow as
truly as the needle points to the pole,
that Dr. Felton is fighting the dem
ocratic party? Can any party or polit
ical association exist for any length
of time, or accomplish any good with
out organization? Is there any evil
in organization? Gan a government,
a state, a county or a city have ex to’
tence without organization? An ar
my or navy, a railway, steamship,
banking, manufacturing or other
company or association—what could
they do in the absence of organiza
tion and rules and methods of pro
cedure. Neither Dr. Felton nor his
followers can name any party which
has had an existence since the world
begun that was not an organized
party. Every living creature, wheth
er of the earth, the air, or the water,
is an organized being. And the
great globe ou which wo live, and the
wide universe itself is one vasto*.
gantoin with fixed principles and laws
and conditions. Even the church of
God has its organization, and could
not ex tot here on’earth without it.
What, then, docs Dr. Kellon mean
when he attacks tho “organized” de
mocracy? Is it not plain, since there
is no other democracy in tho south,
that he means to assail, and does not
assuil and oppose the democratic par
ty in all its parts, aid iu all its hopes
and objects? True, ho claims to be a
democrat; but so djd Gen. Butler,
who voted in the national democrat
ic convention in Charleston iu 18G0
for Jefferson Davis'to the very last.
And Stanton—did he not set up sim
ilar claims, and even encourugo the
south to resort to secession and to
arms? These men, like Dr. Felton,
were once organized democrats. Wo
next heard of them, however, , as
a war” democrats—in other words,
^“Independent” democrats—and next,
as “organized” republicans. And qo
with Grant and Longstreot, Thomas
tljLfljjlfcjeftnd Andrew Johnson and
others. As democrats they were too
“independent” to stay in the “or
ganized” party; and where did they
go? And where will Dr. Felton be al
tera while? It is the first step that,
tells. The doctor has taken the first
Step, and every subsequent step Ime
taken him, as it has done in aU li[ke,
co*es, further and further Ti
Evil fHhy* crbt»p into tli^PWPJmrfcv
organization, atfthe worm may eat its
way into tho frnitof the choicest tree;
but as we would not cut the tree down
in order t.6 catch tho worm, so one
would not break up the party for t ho
purpose of curing the evil. Dr. Fel
ton to, himself, a perfeot organism
physically, but when his organism
gets out ot order—in other words,
when I10 booomes sick—it is presumed
that he takes medicine and goes to
work generally to remove the evil
and re-establish his health. As a
good physician ho knows very well
that it would not do to go outside of
himself, so to speak, aud set up an
other “independent” Dr. Felton, aud
belabor his old self with sticks and
stones, in order to etlect a cure. As
with individuals, so with parties.
—they euro nothing. There is rea
son in all things, as there is a time
for all things.
But the doctor is also opposed to
And yot he cannot point to any free
democratic country, or indeed to any
civilized government., in which repre
sentative institutions obtuin. that the
convention system, or its equivalent,
does not prevail. In church and state,
in matters sacred and profane, every
where and in all countries where
thero is freedom, and where the peo
ple are allowed to select their own
ageuts and representatives, this
much-abused convention system, or
sometMug equal to it, is universally
retorted to by all classes of people.
In tho United States the practice is
universal. At all elections, national,
State, county and city, in >i1l mrt.tos
and in every state, district, county
aud city, whenever and wherover an
office is to be filled by -election, the
universal rule is to call a convention
and appoint delegates to make the
nomination. Churches have their
conventions, councils, synods, con.,
ferencea and associations, in which
their members and congregations are
represented. Scientists h&ve their
conventions, and so do the learned
professions. Merchants, railway men,
bankers, teachers, farmers, fruit
growers, all have their meetings and
associations. Indeed, there is no
other means or device which is at the
same time so convenient and expedi
tious, so inexpensive aud satisfactory
as the convention. There is no other
way of getting at the wishes of the
people. In the seventh district,
which extends from the Chattahoo
chee to the Alabama and Tennessee
lines, it would be impracticable to
call all the democrats together in one
vast and unwieldy body to seleot its
candidate for Congress; and if they
could be brought together, the con
course would he top large and.onm-
bersome to transact any business.
Still more impracticable would it be
to bring the party together from all
parts of the state to choose a candi
date for Governor; ;»ml iu. ’u i'l’i
sibloyot. wmild ii b wlu-
for 1’residoiu and Viu • l*r; • < ■ ;it
had to ho elected. It. is ouri ”»:•
nicnt against conventions that to" 1
men sometimes get into them. Bil l
men get into Congress and the Leg
islature, and even into the clin-c >,
but. shall wc therefore abolish tho-
bodies? Everything human may be
But further: we have nine dem •.
crnt.io representatives in Ooiigre-*'
from Georgia. They are sM demo
cral.s, rtiuV were honulnit. d hy V .:
volitions” called by the ‘‘org.’pi::
democracy of their se
except Dr. Felton. N<
doctor claim that lie is
ocrut than his eight
that he repres* i.ts more 1
wishes and interests «*f hto
cncy than the others do thei
tive constituencies? D...1 ! <
that they are in anywise it
him us representative? And
manner of his cl clioit g
0 lab ns to consideration «
a novo them?' • •
Again: Did Dr. F. lh
for Xildeu and Horn!rich
dates nominated for P
Vice-President by the o guniz-d
democrats in convention uwembi'jd?
-}.)id he not vote for James M. Smi'h
and Alfred II. Colquitt, the regular
nominees of thedemocrilfic p.irty lor
governor? And did he not sup; *r
General Young, the clio ien standard
bearer in this district? if ho did,
then lie is Cstopped by hi: ..wii a
ninst his p.iriy
r. dot's 1
* query: If
glit »•; 1
from all compla
and its long
not, then of c
crat at all.
One more, q
proper for 11
in this district, would 1
ly right ami proper fo
ery congressional di-.ir
ted Stales, and if •
soon find ourselv
democratic represun tat. \ 0
greets? Would not a aimi
lose us the President, am
ernor and legislature in 1
in the union?
In conclusion, the reader is reques
ted to weigh
THE FACTS AND AliOUMKN'IS
here presented, and to answer for
hiuiself, whether Dr. Felton can lon
ger pursue liis present course with
out being justly chargeable with
a desire to destroy the democrat-
c party in this district. And
f such is pis desire, whether ho
cun be a democrat at all, ami wheth
er lie is entitled to the vote oLany
democrat in the district, or to the
sympathy of any without it?
without a Hin
An old story used to go the rounds
with “S” as the initial letter of each
word. Here is an extract that will
carry terror to an Englishman's
Humphrey Hubbard had heard
Hephzibali Hnggiiisbiiminingliyni’ •»
iitmitouoij ... r *ivp:<
ball homeward. Humphrey ban her
ed hugely, harboring hm.ctomnu
Hcphziban heartwisp. He had high
hawthorn hedges hiding bis lunul-
souie house, harnessed nurses, haul
ing harrows, he hoeing liiK, helping
herdsmen, hewing hemlooK^ buck
ling hemp, harvesting Imps, hunting
hawks hurting hatching lions. Ifeplf-
zibah, helpful housekeeper, beiiuied
handkerchiefs, hoarded honey luUi-
erto hived, heeled hose having i'oiL,
handled harpsichord hurmouioiisf;
happy hephzibali! Her homvu homi
ly happiness hit Humphrey henvilV
He hovered, handsomely habited;
hinting humbly how luphziUdi nml
harried his heart. Hephzibuh hon
ored liis hearty homage. Hating,
however, haphazard hasten i». pUzi-
ball hung her head, hutting!'hem
ming, hawing, hoping Humpluvy
had harmless habits, hypocritical,
hesitating* Hepziball! He hold i- r
hand hopefully, hungrily humming
her. Happily, HeplmbUtf heeded
her hirsute hero. Hym i hitched
Humphrey TJublmrd-Hephj!:h f -
gins, ho hugging her. happily hy :
terical! Henceforth liuBbuinl helped
housewife hop hornpipes,* holdiiig
honeymoon holiday, hardly IfWihg
harlequins howling hallelujahs, k£il-
ing* houseiwurmiug. Ifa! Ha! Ho!