By Jno. W. Radley.
Official Organ of Polk and Haralson Counties.
CEDARTOWN, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1878.
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HIS FIRST LOVE.
We were eating,
Both of us;
And the meeting
On the road,
I was Rushing,
You were Bhy;
Yon were blushing—
So was I;
I was Bmitten,
So were you;
(All that’s written
Here is true.)
Not a bit.
Vows wc plighted—
But your father—
And your mother—
Strange to say—
In the way.
Wlmt a heaven
(You were seven,
! was ten.)
That was many
Don’t let any-
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nuRtly, chMply end •gpcdltloui'ly. Give mo n f'* 1
Jun 81 tf BIU8 IIAl.
JAMES' RANK ULOCK,
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
far*Accommodations for Families,
and Meals at all Hours.
Is there not u good deal of humhug
about this ory of hard times ? Are
the times really hard ? For many
tiicy are, undoubtedly, but for many
times wero always hard. They are
hard lor tlioso who never provide for
'a rainy dav.” And such times thine
always will be. Until' we look at the
amount of budding done in the va
rious cities throughout the country
this summer; at the immense
amounts spent in excursions and nt-
t.-ndance at. shows; at life constant
travel on our railroads; the cry of
Inird times seems thin. Crops are
abundant, money is plenty. Let
that be uuderstotal one for all. Tliero
never was a lime in the history of
the country when the sound enrran
cy of the country was in a larger ra
tio to the business wliioh requires its
use. Whence, then, arises tho cry of
hard times? It opened with the col
lapse and puttie of 1873, and it has
become a habit. It continues now
that the unavoidable causes have
ceased to operate.
THE SEVENTH DISTRICT.
The Congressional Vets or 18 7 4.
We huve been frequently reques
ted to publish the official vote of the
seventh district in 1874 for a mem
ber of congress, Wp give below the
offioial figures, from which it will he
seen that Dr. Felton did not receive
a majority of the vote* of the district,
but simply a plurality of 83 votes.
The official figures are as follows:
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TO YOUNG MEN.
A Lectnre on the Naif w.
Treatment, and Radical Coro
of Miainal weakness. er Spermatorrhea, indnead by
Kelf-Aboae, JhFoInnUw Rmleaioaa, Impoteacy,
Nenroot Debility, and ImpedlmenU to Marriage
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Mut’lh. awfbi eoo.eq.mice of Mf Abam aim b«
afftatwllr wmoviM wllhokt medicine, end without
mimu matter what bta coudhlon may be, may
Felton’s plurality, 82.
The latest sentimental ugony in
songs is u tender ballad beginning:
“Who will ceme above me aighlng
When the graae groaa over me ?”
We can’t say. positively who, but If
the qejheteyyfried .it in’the usual re
pair it will probably be the cow.
The college youth Mho graduated
last week with the expectation of
etartiog out in the world and being a
statesman, next month will be in
tain looking for a job to run a soda
fountain in a second-class drugstore.
A REPLY TO “CITIEEN.”
CAU'rKli.Hvil.LK, Sept 11, 1878.
Editora Constitution: “Citizen”
writes an open letter to Dr. Felton
and demands a reply through the
Atlanta Constitution. He elaitnB
this reply as “a construciil.” Dr.
Frlton is absent, and has left his cor
respondence in my care, us his. regu
lar secretary. Whether this work is
well-done or otherwise, .1 have never
failed to satisfy my husband with
this willing and voluntary service. I
do not hesitate to assure v«n thut he
will indorse this communication. As
“Citizen” is imperious in his de
mand for a reply, I have not delayed
an hour since the reception of the
The charges, as I understand them,
“Dr. Felton called Jn lge Lester
pure in 1874, and calls him corrupt
“Dr. Felton charges that Judge
Lester was made commissioner ofim-
migration hy a radical legislature,
and received his commission from
To the first charge I will say, four
years can make a considerable differ
ence in the standing of u public
man. *t may incrensc your friend
ship for him or it limy lower your es
teem. I am safe ill saying that it
depends upon his course. If he
proves him elf worthy of c intituled
confidence, he will generally rec.ive
it This is the rule allowing there
are occasional nxu(' ; 1 L*' 1 " In 1874,
the investigation of the State roan
lease in 1876 had not taken place.
Dr. Felton nor the ptiblio had any
offioial evidence of the “retainer” la-
ken hy Judge faster. Gov. Brown
hesitated about showing the receipt;
he finally gave it np under protest.
While people may differ about tile
mprnl quality of the transaction, it is
very certain that the distinguished
minds who (rained our now constitu
tion were decided in their opinions.
They pronounced lobbying u penal
offense. Dr. Felton thinks as I lit')'
did. Heiicu lie cannot accord to
Judge Isjsler very exalted purity iu
that particular business transact iui.
in justice to Judge Lesler, I will say
tliut Dr. Felton is willing to grant
that ho believe, the Judge'secs no
harm’ in taking snob fees. As I said
Itel'ore, people differ ill their views.
If Judge i.ester decides it to he right
lie is cottoeded to be the person most
interested, and lie is to ho the Judge
of the right and wrong in his own
Judge Lester’s political and official
record is the subject of legitimat
criticism. Dr. Felton recoguizes
that fact, and invites investigation
hi to his own olliciul conduct.
If Judge Lesler has any proof that
Dr. Felton was not true to his con
stituents, il he gave u vote or per
formed an act for money, outside of
his legitimate salary, Judge Lester
has a perfect right to question his
motives and make the matter plain
to the voters of the seventh district.
Every patriot owes it to his country
to expose corruption in official con
duct. Thus, alone, can a free gov
ernment protect itself. In conclu
sion, Dr. Felton was not so well ac
quainted with Judge Lester's official
record in 1874 us in 1876 and in 1878.
He understood him better iu these
The next charge that ‘Citizen’ feels
aggrieved about is altogether a differ
ent mutter, and I regret to see that
he is laboring tinder a mistake. Dr.
Felton does not ohurge that Judge
Lester was appointed by Gov. Bul
lock. He knows that he was elected
by the legislature that assembled on
the 4th of July, 1868, and which
instituted the commission of foreign
and domestic immigration on the
13th of Maroh, 1869. He does say
that Judge Lesler resigned the com
mission to Goven'or Bullock after he
had filled the office fourteen months.
The journals ot the house will prove
his correctness in this matter. Judge
Lester also expreseed “his gratefHl
appreciation of the kindness and
courtesy Which had at all times
marked his excellency’s deportment
and his officiul interconre.’ ‘Citizen 1
takes considerable pains to prove the
legislature democratic. That
might have beea, but certainly the
acts of that especial season are conce
ded to be anything rather than demo
cratic in a literal sense. In Septem
ber, 1868. and h» March, 1869, were
passed various silts authorizing bonds
for the Maotui and llrunswiok,
Cherokee and VjuR Wert, Alabama
and ChattanoagA and others of simi
lar charaoteri Gu Maroh 18th, 1869,
five day after thp commission of lore-
gin and domaatj immigration be
came a law, th :jact authorizing the
Drnnswick amt Allwny railroad
bonds was pasaa.1. If one was dem
ocratic the otta*riw»« also. Yon can
not claim one Vjd reject tliu other.
Tlie bond cotmtljiitee in commenting
on these acts, says ‘thee were pushed
through u bastard legislature by the
infernal force of gold 1'
Judge L'-sterinsists on the stump
and in private con vers ition, that Dr.
Felton was recreant to his dutv—that
he did not join hjm “in fighting Bul
lock and his ere#.” Witli all due re
spect to Judge Lester, wry many
people feel obliged to anv public man
who hud tho ability to serve his
state and who Vet preferred to re
main at home rather than “fight” in
that peculiar way. Thu commission
of immigration never yielded any
fruit. The commissioners slate in
their official re|»rl “that there was
no great- influx i f emigrants.”
Their -‘mcaru.ijud appliances were
limited to the sum of 810,000, appro
priated hy the act a oresaid, and
which were in no event to hu in
creased. O! this sum 67,000 was
set apart us coiqpensuliou for tli
commissioners, leaving 63,000, and
o more, to lie employed in printing,
preparing and circulating siiol, pub
Citizen’ did not tell ns why Col.
Samuel Weil applied hi the legisla
ture in November, 1871, Tor compen
sation for his losses. I refer you in
the Journal of that date.
Citizen’ inqir^rs, ‘Was it morally
wrong fur Lester to accept the ollic •?’
We reply witli another ques'ion:
Was it right to take the hard-earned
money of the tax -payers to do noth
Judge lister tells the people of
upper Georgia that Dr. Felton did
nothing in congress. Fortunately
thu Congressional Ue-ord tells uiiotli
The commissioner of immigration
fails to show the whereabouts of n
single emigrant, although rumor
credits the enterprise with one intel
ligent and highly respectable Ger
‘Citizen’ gets much excited over a
speech made hy a colored voter in
Cartcrsville. Dr. Felton had as
much to do with that speech as hud
Judge Lester witli the speech
Rome, made by James Black, color
ed; who stated ‘he war for Lester lie
cause he helped Bullock and Felton
did not.’ It will not do to charge
any public man with all that is said
by strong friends uud partisans—the
plutform would not be ruliuble, with
such a policy.
The Constitution has presented I he
questions of ‘Citizen,’ Judge Lester’i
friend. Will it allow tho reply of
Dr. Felton’s private secretary ?
Mns. W. H. Fklton.
ONE OF LIFE’S SHADOWS.
At eight o’clock the other morning,
a Second street wife followed her hits-
Iwnd down to the gate as he was
starting down town, and kindly said
“William, yon know how sadly I
need a bine banting dress.”
“Yes, dear,” he remarked, “but
yon know How hard up lam. Aa
soon as I can see my way clear you
shall have the dnsu, and a new hat
to hoot Be patient, be good and
your reward shall be grant.”
Forty minutes after that he emer
ged fronf a restanrant with a big
basket and Hall pole, hound up the
river. In tho basket was a ohicken,
pickles, cake, fruit, pie and a bottle
of liquid of a rion^nolor, and he was
just lighting a twenty cent cigar
when his wife came along.
“What! you here?” he exclaimed.
“Yes, I was going to the market.
Where are you gohig?—wlmt’s in
I was going to carry the fish pole
urotuid ton friend on Jeficrson ave
nue,” lie modestly answerud.
“And that basket?”
“This basket—well. I was going
to take il to the Orphan Asylum aaa
resent to the children. It is a
donation from six leading citizens.”
“William, I don’t believe it!”
“81! Don’t talk so Solid!”
“William, I shall talk louder yet!”
ehe exclaimed. “I’ll bet yon are
Mary, have I ever deceived you?”
lie plaintively asked. “I never have.
As proof go to tlie asylum yourself!”
“And I’ll do it!" she promply re
plied aa she relieved him of it.
“Mary, hadn’t you—?’*
“No, sir, ( hmlii’t. You’d belter
hurry up with that lisli pole, as the
man may want it, aud he careful how
yhii sGtiiil ifrouiid Tii Hie Hot sun!”
She lelt him there. lie watched
her take the car fot home, and then
lie returned the fish-pole aud crossed
the street and said to an acquain
Tom, I’in suffering with neural
gia, and the excursion is off till next
k. Too had, hut we can never
lull what a day may bring forth."
There was chicken and pickles and
other good things on tile table at din
ner, hut lie never smiled. Eveu
when his wile wished she was an or
phan, if that way they were fed, lie
never betrayed the gloom in his
heart It was only when she handed
liim tlie bottle he had so carefully
tucked into the basket and saw it
labeled, “Good for Little Children,”
that he said:
“Marry, it is an awful thing for a
wife to gut the impreasoin that her
husband is a cold-blooded liar!”
“It must be,” site replied, aa the
took the other chicken leg.—Detroit
THE FIRST CLOUD.
They were married sixweekaago,
tlie day before her mother left for
New England, and when the Inlc
cold wave came to make pedestrians
ahiver they were still very happy.
She spoke to him at breakfast about
having never observed his overcoat
among his articles of dress, aud lie
forced a laugh and quickly chuuged
the subject Going up stairs ho
tumbled over tlie things In n big
trunk, felt in all his pockets, search
ed his wallet, ami was making a sec
ond search of the trunk when the
bride-wife canto running up and ask
ed tlie object of hie search.
“Kffle, did you ever come aoross a
little green ticket iu my trunk?” lie
“One about sogqnare?”
“And reading something about 610
and six months?”
“And something about ull goods
left over such a time would lie sold?”
“Why, 1 found it the other day
and tore it up. I thought it was an
advertisement of a pawn-shop, and
that some of the hoys had put it in
to your pocket for fun.”
“Klin!” gasped tlie newly married
man, as a shiver ran up his hack.
“Why, Charlie, what ails yon!
Yon look as pale as death I” she ex-
cluimed, in alarm.
“N-nothing!” lie blurted out, try
ing hard to recover iiis composure.
“Was the ticket valuable?”
“Not very—that is—no, it wasn't
worth a cent! It wqs an old Chi
nese wash-house tic.. for two col
lars, hut I've got plenty without
He kissed her ns lie went away,
but his face conldn’t throw off the
anxious look, and tlie young wife'
looked after him, and said to herself:
“I never saw him act that way be
fore. Maybe lie lias b-begun to
A fair and buxom New England
widow, who had buried three hus
bands, recently went witli a gentle
man who in iiis younger days, Imd
paid her marked attention, to inspect
the graves of her dear departed. Af
ter contemplating them in mournful
silence she murmured to her com
panion, ‘Ah, James, you might have
been in that row now, if yon had had
a little more courage.’
The following is the official vote
by counties of the 7th Congressional
District for Congerss iu 1876, as
given us by the Secretary o f State.
Felton’s majority, 3,463.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AII0UT
Look at the ridiculous way in
which a man takes for granted thut
a woman will be interested in his
sayings and doings. If his wife has
a lung story to tell him, she is filled
with misgivings lest it might tire
him, she leaves out many little pic
turesque touches that she muy not
take up his time, and, even on the
hand- gallop she has not urrived
within cull of her conclusion when
heusks with oonfuaing directness,
“Well, how did it turn out?" But a
man has never a misgiving that he
will be hurried, or that life has any
thing better to offer than listening
to him. lie begins his story at its
earliest morning stages and lopes
leisurely to its close, or if it is rapid
he gives rapid transit, but he never
omits anything on his wife’s account.
He veils what he said and what the
other man might have said, and
what he would have said had the
other man said what he might have
said. Aud the worst of it is—the fa
tal point is—that his confidence is
justified. The woman is interested.
The man’s talk takes her out of her
own into a larger life, and she not
only tolerates but enjoys it; and what
are you going to do about it?
‘Minerva’ sends ns a poem, in
which the following lines oocur: I
am sad and sick hiiiT.weary. My life
is ebbing away. Instead of sending
tlie poem to us she sltauld have seut
for a physician. Her liver needs re
AN EXPERIENCE IN HKMI’ltIN.
The Memphis Avalanche says:
There was a touching little scene
one of our streets yesterday. A kind
hearted lady was going ‘o see a sick
friend, whe heard her name called.
Turning, site saw a slender girl,
dressed in mourning, advancing tu-
wourds her. As tlie child came
nearer the lady recognized in her the
daughter of u neighbor who hud died
the day before near tlie city. Tlie
little girl threw her arms about the
lady, and, sobbing, oried:
“You aren’t afraid of me, are you,”
“No, my dear,” was the soothing
“Everybody else is.” said tlie poor
child. .“They won’t come near me
because papa died of tlie fever, and
we were witli him, 1 aud mamma."
Tlie little girl’s hear twas stung by
the chilling repulsion which came to
her in so deep a sorrow.
Bishop Hall’s ik*acri|)ti«»ii of on*
of Inn Miimlnyrf “Surli are my e on-
mon Uiiya; hui Gotl'a day calls fur
unother respect. The same sun »ri*
ses on thi*iluy« ami enlightens it;
yet because the Sim of righeousiiess
rose upon it, and gave a new life to
the world in it, and drew the
strength of God’s moral precept upon
it therefore justily do we sing with
the pslamist, ‘This is the day which
the Lord hath made/ Now I forget
the world, and, in a sort, my self, an l
deal with my wonted thoughts as
great men do who at some time oi
their privacy forbid the access of all
suitors. Prayer, meditation, read
ing, hearing, preaching, singing,
good conferences, are the business of
this day, which I dare i.ot bestow on
any work or pleasure but heaV Mily,
i hate superstition on the one side,
and looseness on the other; but i liml
it hard to offend in too much devo
tion* The whole week is sanctified
by tli is day, and according to my
care of this dav is my blessing on tlie
Dr. (Jill I is tells, hi one of his re
ports, of an aged Christian who, ly
ing on his death-bed in the Con-
sumtives’ Home, was asked the calls/
of his perfect peace, in such a stain
of extreme weakness that he was of
ten unconscious ot all mound him.
He replied; ‘‘When i am aide to
think, 1 think ef Jesus; and when 1
am unable to think of him, I km»w
he is thinking of me.” And to how
many of the Lord’s dear, sullenng
children have the words sweet con
solation, '* i am poor aud ueedy; yet
the i*ord tbinketh upon mel”
It is easier to boon th«’4u^i Iioi'sj,
attending meetings every evetting,
and speaking at each, inspiivd all
the time hy crowds and hy sympa
thy, than it is to discharge pitieiitly
w In thou t excitement, the pros.in:,
every-day duties of religion, lhboiing
for souls when you labor alone, at
tending meetings when there is no
crowd, but'piitou reverse. — .VuLi/o il
THE TOMB OF O’CONNELL.
Shortly after entering the gate a
finger board is observed with’the
words, “To tlie Tomb of O’Connell,”
which lends to about the centre of the
cemetery. Looking through the
door of the vault, the crimson coffin
of “tlie greut agitator” is visible un
der a oanopy. The number of pil*»
grims to this tomb is incredible, and
it is a touching sight to see muny a
poor Irishman with a crownlqss hat
rpise Iiis shabby tile and exclaim,
“Poor Dan!” The monument to
0’poi;nell is a tower 165 feet high,
designed after the model of the fa
mous round towers of Ireland. The
remains of the single-hearted friend,
“Honest Tom Steele,” also lie oloqe
by. Curran, Hogan and many other
, intellectual irishmen are also buried
Hliunto an Emoute for Six
pence.—A few njghts ago a High-,
landman called at a railway tjcl^et
office in an important seaport town
uot 100 miles from Dundee, when
the last train was about starting,.pud-
asked for a ticket to a place three
niile&J)cyp.ld whet^Jho train was go
ing. Ay hen he. wap told by the clerk
that the, tr*in did not go there., he
remarked: “If she were to give the
.‘engine nvuitgr’ a saxpeppe to hersel,.
wad she tak’ me hnrae on the coal
box of her engine? It wudna tak’
her far oot o* her way.”
The man who lives rigbi and is
right has more power in bis silence
than another who lives differently
hits by bis words. Character is like
bells, which ring out sweet music,
and which, when touched acciden
tally even, resound with sweet mu
When one has been long and far
away from an earthly borne, wnat a
happy sight to see brothers and sis
ters ull eroding to tiled ur to bring
us in! What is that but a dun image
of what will be seen at the gates of
How humiliating it is to Uud that
I am pained when 1 learn that N.
or M. does uot like my preaching!
yet 1 aui so calm wheu ail tho alpha
bet, for years, reject my Master’s
message.—Df\ J. IK. Alexander.
Do good uud leave behind you a
monument of virtue that the siwrm
of time cau never destroy. Write
your name in kindness lovauud mer
cy on the hearts of the thousands
you come in contact with yeur oy
year, you w^l never be forgotteu.
No, your name aud your deeds will
be as legible on tlie hearts you leave
behiud as Btars oil the Brow of eve
ning, Good deeds Will shine as the
stars of heaven.
Never go Daok.—What, you ut-
teuipt, do with all your strength. De
termination is omnipotent., it the
prospect >>e somewhat darkened, put
the tiredf resolution to your soul, aud
kindle a flame thut uoiluug out death
One of the most useless of all
thing* is to-take a deal of trouble in
providing against dangers that never
come. How many, tod to,-lay up
riches which they never enjoy, to
provide lor exigences that never come;
sucritioiug preseutoo.ui tort and enjoy-
incut in guarding against, the wants
of a period they, may uever live to
Dr. I3nll*8 Blood Mixture is the
prescription .of the lute itev. Dr. J. W.
Ball, of Baltimore, aud we think one
of the ftuest compounds ofl'ered to.
suffering humanity. *