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lion. George 11. Rice, Judge superior Court
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R. C. Young, Treasurer.
Mayor—H. S. Bradley.
Aidermen—W. B. Clements, JI. J. Dong,
W. G. Henderson, T. M. Mi rck, T. A. Panel
W. H. Henderson.
City Attorney—H. H. Perry.
City Clerk—A. B. C. Dorsey.
Chief of Police -T. N. Hanie.
Regular meeting of Council first and third
Monday night of each mon h.
PnFMttYTRRtAN Church—Rev.T. P. Cleve
land Pastor. Preaching pvery Sabbath
morning and night, except the second Sab
bath. Sunday School at 9 a. in.’ Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening at 4 o'clock.
Methodist Church—W. W. Wadsworth,
Pastor. Preaching every Sunday morning
andn.gbt. Sunday School at 9a. m. Prayer
meeting Wednesday night.
Baptist Churoh Rev. W. C. Wilkes,
Pastor. Preaching Sunday morning and
night. Sunday School at 9 a. ni. Prayer
meeting Thursday evening at 4 o'clock.
YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIA
A. M. Jackson, President,
R C. Maddox. Vice President. „■> "
W. B. CI.EM ENTS, Secretary.
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one of the Churches. *
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Atlanta and Charlotte
Air Line Railway.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Passenger Trains will run as follows on
ami after Sunday, Juue 9,1878:
' GOING EAST. •
Arrives at Gainesville 4.55 p m
!<■ aves Gainesville 4 56 p in
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Leaves Gainesville 9 55 ant
lAx-al Freight and Accommodation Trains
will run as follows:
Arrives at Gainesville 11.50 am
Leaves Gainesville 12.17 p m
Arrives nt Gainesville 11.21 a m
Leaves Gainesville. ~ H’so a m
Close collection at Atlanta for ail points
West, and at Charlotte for all points East.
Leaves Atlanta nt 5.00 p. m.
Arrives nt Gainesville 7.50 p. m.
Arrives at Bellton 8.30 p. in.
Leaves Belltoo at 5 0 a m.
Arrl.ves.at Gainesville 5.39 a. m.
Arrives at Atlanta 8.30 a. m.
G. J. FORKACRE, General Manager.
W. J. Houston,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
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North (ffastern Railroad.
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Vol. 2. Our Own Section —We Labor for its Interests. No 4.
GAINESVILLE, GA., SEPTEMBER 24, 1878.
NONO OF THE SHEET.
With body and limbs well scarred,
With eyelids heavy and red,
2V man sat the long night through,
With his feet hanging out o' bed.
Scratch 1 scratch ! scratch!
Thro’ sleepi.ness, pain and woes'
He contiiiuafly cried 'there’s another batch
’ Os terrible mosquitoes !
i Oh, man. with conscience clear!
Oh, man, without pain or ache!
Thank your stars you can sleep,
While bfliers must ’Stay awake,
j Scratch ! scratch ! scratch !
Thro’ sleepiness, pain and woes I •
Rubbing at once the best he could,
The bites on his neck and toes.
Bite! bite! bite! *
Till it’s more than one can bear! * .
Bite! bite! bite !
Till it almost makes one swear! i
Feet, and legs, and arms.
Arms, ami legs, and feet,
Till the spirit is gone, and the hemjt faint,
And the hands arc tired and weak.’
ol>, for but one short week
Beneath ‘the’ cool pine trees,
A week to regain lost blood,
And enjoy the refreshing breeze.
For only one short week
To feel as I used to feel 1
To know once more I am a man,
And allow my wounds to heal.
They are motherless ! Oh ! gently.'gently
keep back those bitter words. Avert that i
cold, cruel stare. See you not the tearful
eyes? Alas! tliat sorrow should ever n.a'te
a clii.d's heart its l.o:nc 1
They are motherless! Stranger hands
: ministering to their daily wants; stranger
hearts wearying of the irksome duty.
No fond, sweet kisses of warm embrace!
■ No gentle words of comfort and love! No
soft folding of little hands in prayer ! No
Missing the low, sweet cadence of her
voice; missing that “tiopd-night!” seeking,
. seeking all in vain, that ark for tlie weary
dove—a mother's heart.
Draw the little forms near to your hea t.
Pillow the aching head upon your bosom.
1 Think of your sunny childhood yovy
. mother's earnest love, her gentle care, her
p .ticut forbearance,her precious forgiveness.
Then only in kindness let j our hand re t
I on each honored little bead ;on'y in love
: reprove that little flock.
Oh ! let yours be the hand that will lead
’ them in the green pastures, and by the still
, waters of the precious Savior's love! Let
yoursbetheblessed benediction: “Inasmuch
as ye have done it to the least of these, ye
have done it unto me." Remember tbeir
angels do always behold the face of our
Father in heaven. Then, it may be that a
child's hand shall lead you to that heavenly
home —a child's hand place the crown upon
Speak gently to the motherless
A weight of woe they bear;
Greet them with looks of tenderness—
Oh ! add-not to their care.
Speak gentlj' to the motherless
When tears their eyes bedim ;
Remember who has bid them “come,”
And lead them unto Him.
Then yours shall that blessing be —
“Friends ye have done this unto me!’,
. RELIGION AND HONENI'Y.
Is it not time to preach anew the sermon
of honestj’ ? First, to do justly, as if honesty
was the foundation stone; then to lu\ e
mercy, and then to walk humbly.
There is too much one-side religion. We
know examples of zeal and untiring energy,
in Christian work, in men who so neglected
their own affairs, that they are always under
a loid of debt, and give honest unbelievers
a very poor opinion of a Christian man's
Such things ought not to be so. We know
people who are called lights and shining
lights, who not only profess and call them
selves Christians, but do a great deal of real
work, who are utterly unmindful of pecti-’
niary obligations, who ‘fail’ when they caq,
I pay no lunger, and yet
■value us money, ai
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CIRCT’LATION O» MATTER.
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Notwithstanding the constant return of
plant and animal to the parent earth, all
the mineral matter they contain docs not
remain where they are deposited. Rains
r.n 1 rivers daily remove from the soil a pOT>.
tion of the materials which are so essential
to the perpetuation of animal and vegetable
forms, and transport them to the sea. Thus
the natural store of mineral food becomes
daily smaller, and the land in consequence
less titled for the growth of jdants. But for
this contingency also there is a provision.
The solid rocks which form the crust of
the earth contain all these essential forms
of inorganic matter in minute proportion.
As these rocks crumble anti mingle will)
the soil, they yield constant small supplies
of each ingredient of phosphoric acid, lim».
magnesia, etc., etc. These springs, which,
.trickle through the rocks froni above or
from beneath, dissolve and dilluse wher
ever they go.
Thus, in a great many localities, a mod
erate supply is day by day brought to the
surface to replace that which, by natural,
causes, is constantly removed. Arid the
grea‘ seas help in this work of
They heave their lofty waves into the air£
and break in foam, that the rough win<»
may take up and bear back again to the
land a portion of the salty spoils with
■ which the rivers are ever enriching them.
And then, lest these small, daily
should not succeed in perpetually 1 maintains
1 ig the necessary richness of the soil in
| mineral plain food, periods of
cime at last to Jtheir aid. Gnat physical
revolutions from time to time iutervenvg
Now all at once, and now by slow degrees ?
the bottom of the sea becomes dry. Laud
and water change places, us they have often
done during the geological history of the
globe; and after each change new races of
plants forthwith begin to take up what
rivers and rains had carried down into for
mer seu-btds. The same mineral matter
begins to play over again the same part as
before in tbe constant succession of animal
mid vegetable life. In this we see another
long cycle, through which certain -ogre?
dkiits of the sblid earth are ‘eveffslowly
THZ ILRN OF LIFE.
Between the ages of forty-live and sixty'
a man who has properly regulated himself,
may be considered in the prime of life. His
natural strength of constitution render him
almost impervious to an attack of disease,
and experience has given soundness to his
judgment. His mind is resolute, linn and
equgl; all his functions are in the highest;
order; he assumes mastery over his busi
ness; builds up a competence on the foun
da.ion he has laid in early, manhood, and
passes through a period of-iifu attended by
nary gratificatTons. Having gone ovci a
year or two past sixty, he arrives ata stand
still. But athwart this is the viaduct called
the turn of life, which, if crossed in safely,
leads to the valley of “old age," round
which the river winds and then beyond,
without boat or causeway' to effect his pas
sage. The bridge is, however, constructed
of fragile material, and it depends how it is
trodden whether it bend or break. Gent
and apoplexy are also in the Vicinity to
waylay the traveller, and thrust him from
the pass ; but let him gird up his loins and
provide himself witli a fitter staff, and he
may trudge on in safety and with perfect
composure. To quit metaphor. ‘ The turn
of life” is a turu either into a piolonged
walk or into the grave. The system and
powers having reached the utmost expan
sion now begin either to close like a flower
at sunset, or break down at o:u e. One inJ
judicious stimulant, a single Ihtal excit®
inept, may force it beyond its
whilst a careful supply- of props and dM
withdrawal of all that tends to force aflHB
will sustain it in beauty and vig-nJHH
night has entirely set in.. .
2?T2 % . ■
E. MERTON COULTER
RESPONSIBILITY OF WRITERS.
The man dressed in spotless white will
not fail to hove his garments blocked, if
are clergyman who cannot feel authorized
to occupy tbe pulpit of persons claiming to
be clergyman too, for tear it should be con
strued to countenance the supposed errors
of the latter. No man of position can allow
himself to associate, without prejudice, with
the profane, the Sabbath breaker, the drun
ken and tlie licentious, for be lowers liim
self, witiiout elevating tbetu. The sweep
is not mails tlie less blqcfc fey rubbing
against tlie well dressed and. ilia <4«>» > While
; tbqy axe inevitably defiled. -
If a good man buys a bad book, or Writes
a cominendatory preface to a bad book, he
gives both bis countenance. If lie writes for
a bad publication, lie, in a measure, endorses
its sentiment. write an article, be it I
ever so good, fora pmaodical. each number
of which is, in tbe mpm, filled with, Hiird
rate fictions, or evefi first-rate fictions, is to
endorse that publication in the main. If a
good., mau writes fur such, in the hope of
slipping in wbolesoine truth now and then,
where it would not be otherwise done at
all, it is as.if he coated a poisonous pill with
’ sugar, or mingled a serpent s venom with
t honey; tbe poisou and venom are too pre
dominating; they still destroy, while the
j sweetness is all lost.
If able men, for a dollar or two a page or
; column, w-ill write for flash newspapers and
flash Magazines, which, without tbeir fic
l tions of words, and falsehoods of pictures
’ would not sell at all, they simply aid to
; bolster up a lie, and pander to the creduli
ties of an ignorant public. To palm off tbe
picture of an artist’s brain for that of an
actual occurrence, to give the protraits of tlie
passe and the dead for those of living crim
| inals, is a falsehood and,a cheat, as much as
; the ptibiication of a fiction for an actual
AR- STOTLE’S VIEWS of tlie EARTH
Aristotle, who lived in the fourth centu
i ry b. c., studied nature .with great earnest
ness and assiduity, held man- views con
\ Cfafniirg the earth that >veroK'i ? n.i- -.arcle
for his time. Yet, in the absence of facts,
nothing was left for him but to rely upon
logic. He had certain ideas of what is nat
ural and what is perfect, and from tl.es.-
lie reasoned as to what must be and there
fore what is. To the question whether the
earth turns or the heavens turn, he replies
that the earth is evidently in repose, not
only 7 because we see it to be so, but because
it is a necessity that it should be, tliat is,
because repose is natural to the earth. If it
be asked why the stars must move around
the earth, he replies, it is natural that they
should, because a circle is tlie most perflet
line, because it has no ends, and it must be
therefore described by the perfect stars. —
That the earth is the centre of die universe
and is at rest, is furthermore proved by Ar
istotle from the theological considerations:
thus, everything which performs any act
has been made for the purpose of that act.
Now, the work of God is immortality, from
which it follows that all that is divine must
have an eternal motion. The heavens h ive
a divine quality, and for this reason they
have a spherical shape and move eternally
in a circle. Now, when a body has a circu
lar motion, one part of it must remain at
rest in the centre; the earth is in the centre,
and therefore motionless. —From “How the
Earth was regarded in Old Timfcs," in Pop
ular Science Monthly for March.
HELP ONE ANOTHER.
This little sentence should be written on
[>ed on every memory It
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not m-.'.1c.l the ■”
triemi? How so.’tiV'g
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GES. ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON.
This tribute to the memory of Sidney
Johnston has been attributed to Rrof. Alex
ander Diiuetry of New Orleans. If any of
our readen know the author we would be
pleased to leant bis name.
“Behind this mortar is laid for a season
Albert Sidney Johnston, a General in the
army of the Confederate States, who fell at
Shiloh, Ten nessee, on the 6th of April, 1862. |
A man tried in many high offices and
critical enterprises, and found faithful in all. ‘
His life was one long sacrifice of interest to 1
conscience, asd even that* life on a woful
Sabbath, did he yield up as a holocaust at I
his country’s need. Not wholly under
stood was he'whilst he lived, in his death.
Iris greatness stands confessed in a country’s
tears. Resolute, moderate, clear of envy |
yet not wanting in that higher ambition I
which makes men great and pare. In his i
honor impregnable, ij.i his simplicity, sub- '
lime; no country e'er had a truer son. no'
cause a nobler champion, no people a bolder j
defender, no principle a purer victim than
tlie dead soldier who sleeps here. The
cause for which he perished is lost, the
people for whom he fought are crushed, the
hopes in which he trusted are shattered, the I
flag he loved guides no more the charging I
lines; but his fame consigned to the keep
ing of that time, which happily is in so
much the tomb of virtue as its shrine, .-hall I
in years to conic lire modest worth to nob e i
ends. In honor now, our great captiiu
rests. A bereaved people mourn him. three
commonwealths proudly claim him, and
history shall cherish him among those
choice spirits, who holding their conscience I
unmixed with blame, have been in all con
jectures, true to themselves, their country
and their God.
LETTS CHERISH THE CHILDREN.
Children grow up—nothing on earth grows I
so fast as children. It was but yesterday, j
and that lad was playing with
He is a nian, and gme now. There is no
more childhood for him or for us. Life has
claimed him. When a begiiiiriiig' is made ;
it is like raveling a stocking; stitch by
stieh gives way till all is gone. The bouse
has not a child in it—there is no noise in
tlje hall—boys rushing pellmeil; it is very
orderly now. There are no more skates,
sleds, balls or strings left •cattered about.—
Things are neat enough now. There is no |
delay for sleepy folks; there is no longer
any task, before you lie down, of looking
after anybody and tucking up the lei
There are no disputes to settle, nobody to I
get off to school, no complaints, importuni- !
tics for impossible things, no rips to mend, :
no finger to tie np. no faces to be washed, or I
collars to be arranged. There was never ■
such peace in the house! It would sound
like music to have some feet to clattir
down the front stairs ! Oh for some chil
dren's noise 1 What used to ail us that we
were liwdiing their lon.i laugh, checking
their noisy frolic, and reproving their slam- ,
mingand banning the doors?
We wish our neighbors would only lend
us an urchin or two to make a little noise
in these premises. A home without chil
Viren! Itis like a lantern and no candle;
a garden and no flowers ; a brook and no
water gurgling and gushing through its
Don'l; become carriers of evil. You are
bound to be careful of tbe reputation of your
fellow men. Much harm is done by repeat
ing what you hear. “Have you beard the ,
storj' ?” ' No.? "Well. I don't know uny
,thing about it.l cannot vouch lor its truth;
but this is the way it was told me." Then
there comes the whole miserable tale. “It
may not be true"; but this is as 1 heard it. I
understood it to be so ; but it may not be ;
so; I hope it is not so. 0 hypocrite and vil
lain 1 Y’ou arc assassinating a man by car
rying around deadly rumors concerning
him. You are stabbing him behind bis
back. You say that you do not know that
these rumors are true; and yet you are ’
spreading them. You arc alike false to
conscience and to your fellow man.
The Memphis Avalanche, in sixxiking of
the terror and desolation spread around by
the pestilence, says “parents have deserted
children and children qeironts, husbands
their wives,-but uat >»i<o a
[ that be true—and we have no occasion to
j doubt it—thevfact ought to be inscribed in
Waters of gold on a monument erected tor
B*-'iXuirpuße, u» another shining answer to
’''jiilow Willings who think they prove
then Mnvn sttpeii-* astuteness when they
sue*** *Y t woman's constancy, fidelity and
tii'rnsatl'iiiW!'-'s to the advantage
thine im whom she milts.
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THOVGHTFI L THOIOHTN.
Let them obey who know how to rule.
The head is ever the dupe of the heart.
There are follies as catching as infections.
It is a great folly to wish only to be wise.
Interest blinds some and makes some see.
He is really wise who is nettled at noth
! Most people judge,only by success or
I In times of sorrow our solace is Jesus
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j To extol one's own virtue is to make a
I vice of it. .
He that hath the love of Godin him bath
the kingdom of God.
I We give advice, but .cannot give the
I wisdom to profit by it,.
To establish ourselves in the world we do
• everything to appear as if wc were estab
i The test of extraordinary merit is to see
those who envy it—tire most obliged to
praise it. •
There is real love just as there are real
ghost—every person speaks of it—few per
! sons have seen it.
Interest speaks aJi sorts of tongues anß
and plays all sorts of characters; even that
; of disinterestedness.
The best and noblest service in life is
prompted by love, and love works without
consciousness of self.
Sow an.act aud you reap a habit; sow a
habit and you reap a character; sow a
character and you reap a destiny.
Zealous mea are ever displaying to you
the strength pf their belief, while judicious
I men are showing you the grounds of it.
Great souls are not those who bare fewer
passionsand more virtues than the common,
i but those only who have greater designs.
I The.e are strings in tbe harp of every life,
which though covered with dust, give out
music •.vhen the wings <K truth stir the air.
Imitation is always unhappy, for all
. which is counterfeit displeases by the very
things which charm us when they are
A dishonest person is in dread of every
one lie meets, while the honest man fears
not the whole world as he does his own
.Love sees what no eyes see; love hears
what no ear hears; and what never rose
in the heart of man love prepares for its ob
Think of him, you tliat mourn your im
.-perfectness to-day—think of Jesus Christ
; himself and then be assured that you are
; to be like him.
Examine your lives, weigh your motives,
‘ wateli over your conduct, and you will not
t ike long to leatn enough to make you en
tertain charitable opinions of others. Be
, harsh in your judgment of self; be tender
in your judgment of others.
j Christ prefers forgiveness to every other
I virtue. He enjoins it oftener, more anx
iously, and with this weighty circumstance,
th it the forgiveness of others is the condi
tion upon ? !.ich We are to expect and ask
from God forgiveness for ourselves.—Paley.
Remember, you are only under divine
discipline now. You are only going to
i school. God would not be so cruel as to let
7 us have our own way. There are lessons
; we may learn, tasks we must take, drudgery
l through which we must go. It would be
cruel in God to let us have our own way.
I know not any pleasure of sense more
ex jui-ite than a draugiit of cool, clear water
when thirsty : but few things are more in
sipid than water when there is no thirst. It
is thus that Christ and His salvation are
very sweet to one. and very tasteless to an
j other.—William Arnot.
Oar patience revives when we see the
Man of Sorrows silent before his accusers.
Who can refuse to drink of his cup and to
7 be baptised with his baptism ? The dark
: nesS of Gethsemane has been light to many
an agonized soul, a id the passion even unto
death has made the divine sing for joy of
TheS’oicssay : “Turn in upon yourselves:
there you will find repose." This, however,
is not true. Others say : “Go forth front
yourselves, and seek happiness in division."
Neither is true. Disease will come. Alas!
happiness is neither within nor with >ut us.
Il is the union of ourselves with God.--
Beauty of 'he face is what must people
mean when they use the word. But, in
truth, be.iu'y is seldom seen in a human
face. I call bounty a spiritu.il perfection,
which is sometimes visible in the form and
countenatice ; it is essentially a part of life,
ftvling, character; n result of their harmo
ii'oti’ cv:ubii>utiu:i. D.ni-.