“Well, it is all settled, is it? I am to go with afraid it would confront me with haggard re-
Harvey, and we are mutually to take care of each proaches this morning.”
other and help make each other's fortunes. You, ; “ I have enjoyed the wild whirl through the
Nelly, are to take little Willy to see his grand- shadows, and this sight of the world waking up.
mama for the present, and wait there until we I wonder at myself 1 .”
can make us wings (out of greenbacks, you “ It is the elasticity of genius. I wonder at it
“It is like my life,” the woman murmurs.
“The waves were dark with tempest, but they
are already hushing their clamor as the light
from heaven shines on them. The storm is al
most spent: but still the waters, whether lashed
by tempests or dimpling in quiet sunshine,
know), when we will go after you and all take in my own case sometimes—consummate sinner sweep ever on to the far ocean. So my life
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE I. O. G. T,
“The Sunny South” and the Grand Lodge.
our flight together to some land—
44 4 Where the birds have no sorrow in their song,
No winter in their year.*
“ Say Cuba, the Ever Faithful—since it is but a
sparrow’s flight across the Gulf, and I am- spe
cially fond of sugar, not to speak of oranges and
pineapples. Apropos of sugar, are we not to
have our tea ? You can make it, Ellen, while I
get little Willy to sleep.”
So Ellen’s little refreshment was served and
partaken of in a cheerful spirit, and Ellen packed
the remainder of the toast with a glass of jelly
and a broiled fowl in a little hand-basket for
Esther to take with her. Harvey, seeing the
movement, suddenly turned to Esther, saying:
“ Your baggage—where is it? How did you
bring it ?”
“In my hand,” she answered, smiling and
pointing to the valise. “I shall not trouble you,
like a fashionable young lady, with ‘big box,
little box, band-box and bundle.’ ”
“Oh! Esther!” said sympathizing Ellen,
“ were you not sorry to leave your things?”
“ Yes, it w T as something of a trial to part with
my books—old and dingy some of them were,
but it was like saying good-by to tried friends.”
“I jneant your clothes, dear,” corrected Ellen,
who, w T ith true feminine feeling, thought the
loss of books a trifle compared to that of clothes.
“ What will you do?”
“ Oh !” said Esther cheerfully, “ I shall do
very well. “I have managed to pack two or
three changes of under-clothing and my black
silk dress in the valise; and I have on a new
hopeful kind, while Esther softly rocked the
pretty baby and Ellen held her husband’s hand,
and looked into his face, turning her eyes now
and then to the clock, whose hands moved on
too swiftly to the hour of parting. Just before
it came, Ellen left the room and went out into
the little garden, to throw herself on her knees
and struggle silently for calmness and strength.
Esther laid the baby in his little crib, and
going up to her brother, put into his hand a
gold miniature case with a small chain attached.
“Do you remember it ?” she asked. “It is a
picture of yourself, taken just before you went
off to college the last time. You gave it to me,
and John had it set in this pretty enameled case.
I am, that ought to sit in the slough of sweeps ever, in sorrow or in
vast ocean of etemitv.
and New Orleans.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
[For The Sunny South.]
GALLERY OF MEMORIES.
BY FLORENCE HARTLAND.
The same old house by the riverside; the.same
rankling old garden; and another autumn day is
rose. After a moment, she looks wistfully at the
pale, faded flower, then throws it far out into the
moonlit waves, and turning, without a backward power of the press, and will work fortheir official
glance, walks rapidly away through the garden,
ghostly in the dim moonlight. And the moon
sweeps the clouds from her pathway and moves
calmly on; the eyes of the stars look down from
their far-off home alike on the glad and the sor
rowful, the broken-hearted and the gay: on the
organ in the future. Nothing is more convinc
ing proof of vital energy in an organization or in
a reform movement than the substantial support
it gives to its organ. As that prospers, so pros-
swiftly drawing to a close. But no sunset light of misery and despair; on the betrayer and the
bathes the world in beauty now. A storm is J ‘■ u ~ : * 111
raging. Angry clouds, dark and threatening,
sweep in hurrying battalions across the troubled
sky; the rain falls steadily, and through the old
garden the wind wails and moans like the voice
of an unquiet spirit. Dead leaves are falling fast,
and lie in wet, dark masses on the sodden walks.
The river is no longer placid with peaceful skies
sleeping in its bosom; it rushes on, fretting
against its banks, tossing its foamy waves, and
uttering a sullen roar as it speeds to its home in
the distant sea.
There is an old decayed summer-house by the
water’s edge, with leafless vines clambering over
its crumbling walls, waving their naked arms
Grand Lodge I. 0. G. T.
The Seventh Annual Session of this body was
held in Gainesville, commencing on the 29th
ultimo. The Grand Officers were all present
arted and the gay; on tne pers (because it represents, for it is the great lever , , r i. ,,
halls of mirth and revelry, and the death-beds ” .... , . • • except the Assistant Secretary and Marshall.
■ and the of mora1 ’ political, temperance or religious re- Tbe Committee on Cred entials reported one
betrayed—the innocent and the guilty. Thegreat form. Let all temperance people understand this. hundred and five representatives in waiting at
heart of nature beats on with labored throbs, As a mass, thev have never shown the proper ap- n onnm ; Tloft fti, BOMO ;„ I1
hearkening the cries of her children, yet power- iation of an official organ, and hence all ef-
less to help them; but m the holy hush of night, \ ~ ,
unseen messengers are flitting earthward, doing forts to establish a temperance paper have failed,
the bidding of Him who holds in His hands the and every failure has done incalculable injury
destinies of all.
[For The Sunny South.]
BILL BOOTER’S CAREER.
BY DOC ADAMS.
I determined not to let Horatio Alger, the
Weekly man, have all the honor of turning the
to the cause. Suffer this to be so no longer.
Let us all know our duty in this regard and dis
charge it faithfully.
The Grand Lodge, relying upon the fidelity
the opening of the session. In addition to these,
there was a large number of visitors from all
parts of the State.
The first day’s proceedings were confined to
organizing the Grand Lodge and reading the
reports of the various officers.
From the reports of the G. W. C. T. Thrower
and G. W. S. Robinson, we learn that the order
has made flattering progress during the past
deaf to the storm.
and earnestness of the lodges in Georgia, pledged year, more than thirty thousand names being
itself for two copies of the official organ for each 1 upon the rolls of subordinate lodges. Fifty-
lodge in the State. It felt fully satisfied that every sixnew lodges were organized.
° - J ’ We were gratified at the announcement that
free from debt, the indebt-
thousand dollars reported at
receipts from all sources were more
than thirty-two hundred dollars, while the dis-
fronts, or Congressmen with nothing to do but and having seen for ourselves the character of
around her—a face rigid and drawn, as if by
some sudden, overpowering agony; the mouth
closely compressed; the eyes tearless and bright,
yet with a look of dumb misery—of hopeless
pain—that is like that of a wounded animal.
Something falls from her lap to the ground, and
she stoops to raise it. It is a small miniature-case,
and has become unclasped in falling. As she lays
it on the table before her, a handsome, manly
a little myself, and hear theih cry out over my out the papers cheerfully. Let the Secretary burdensome, and we congratulate that body upon
stones, Bully for him. “ Bet your life he 11 0 f each lodge be specially directed to keep one the fact of its beginning the new year under such
copy on file for reference, and the other copy is bright auspices.
pull through like an engine!” and similar re
fined and appreciative utterances. I wrote the
story and sent it to the columns of The Weekly
Wonder. The first chapter was published last
week. The sub-editor was a long-haired, poet
ical individual, with unbounded confidence in
his literary abilities and pride in his position as
intended for general circulation among the mem
bers and outside friends or enemies of the
Let us hear from each lodge within the next
Gnind Lodge Officers.
her brother too well to rely greatly upon his as-
Committees were appointed to memorialize
the Legislature upon the subject of the liquor
traffic in the State, and upon a State Inebriate
The various representatives present from the
several Cengressional Districts recommend the
following District Deputies:
1st District—Rev. F. A. Branch, Waynesboro,
2d District—J. H. Coram, Morgan, Georgia.
4th District—L. C. Hargett, Harris county,
5th District—J. K. Thrower, Atlanta, Georgia.
7th District—W. A. Hansell, Roswell, Georgia.
8th District — Samuel H. Shepard, Augusta,
9th District—Rev. W. R. Williams, Flowery
Many important matters of general interest
we are compelled by time and space to omit.
Rt. W. G. S. W. S. Williams- and lady were
present during the entire session. Brother
Why should he ever have really loved me? I from the stern obligations of life; and he man- body, added to his familiarity with parliament- Hf«° 11
could not shine in the world he worshipped; I fully pursued the course he had marked out by ary usage, enabled him to preside with distin- grand jurisdiction in numerical strength in the
could only be myself-reserved and cold; cold which he atlas-gamed,foe reward he so richly ished succe and secured for Mm the nn . WO rld. He also stated that the order had made
in appearance, and yet, how little he ever knew merited,—living to see himselt looked up to m ° ’ the circuit of the globe being now firmlv esiab
of tbe lava-flood of feeling that burned beneath the position he occupied, high above the heads bounded confidence and respect of every ijghed in China and Japan 8 Y
_ . . . , | face looks up at her; the beautiful dark eyes of critic and reviser. He would have improved on thirty days. There is not one in the State too
i "''If 22" °.,P Te , 14 '1° en .„ wl . t . your °'L n 1 the picture met her own with a look almost life- Shakspeare had you sent him “Hamlet” over the 1 poor to pay for these two copies. Indeed, no
hand She will value it more if it is your gift like in its pleasing love. signature of John Smith. He saw fit to improve * fVlo V i
and she lias never seen it m my possession. It The woma n’s unnatural calm is suddenly my story by interspersing it with scraps of hifa- ‘ *
is yourself as she first knew and loved you, with broken. With a passionate exclamation of des- lutin poetry. Thus, by way of specimen. My an H interest at all in the cause,
l'tri W^ 1 ’ 8 —’’’ chestnut curLs ~J ust llke pair, she clasps the miniature to her heart, and story opened in this wise:
“Don’t describe it don’t onen it for God’s bursts into an agony of weeping that mingles AIM HIGH;
nont a escribe it, aon t open it tor t*ocl s sad ] y with the voices of the storm. . „„
sake; I had as soon look at my own dead face in ; .. ( )nl a ,» she mourns. “ one little year,
>es, I will give it to Ellen. She will and j ^ to J ssed aside like a worn _ out plaything.
- ■ ' ' A STORY WITH A MORAL.
The Upward Career of Bill Booter.
It was a decided compliment to our brother,
nrize it and kiss it and crv over it do dmibt- i " ““ “"A “ J. G. Thrower, to be re-elected G. W. C. Tem-
pnze u, ana kiss it, ana cry over it, no doubt, , Q n j y a year Slnce be stood here and made such A STORY WITH A moral. , ,, ,
poor foolish child ! pledges of eternal love and constancy. Why did Bill Booter was a Texas youth. He was very plar, but the compliment was no greater than he
Liien came in, ana r-stlier lett tne husband j ( rus ( him? Blind idolater that I was, I laid poor, and his life was far from being perfumed richly deserved. He is an earnest and untiring
8md wile together to say. the farewell she had a my whole heart at his feet and he has trodden . with the fragrant odor exhaled from the roses of worker in the cause, and makes one of the very
misgiving would be a final one; tor she knew 1 r T , , _• ■> , mi i i ^ ’ J
is as- ? P ° n i t But 11 ?, Ved loved him. O God, pleasure. There may have been a sun-flower or w esidin officers to be folind anyw here.
,, ... . - ~ , I gave him my all, and it is only the wreck of a two, or an occasional squash-blossom, but he r _ ... . . J ,
surances though they might be given in good Hfe be has left me ! Why did I believe in him ? disdained the frivolous fancies that lead so manv Hls tact or disciplinary skill in managing a large
faith at the time. She knew him to be unstable —
as water—a creature of impulse and indecision,
a butterfly floating with every breeze, hating
effort and persistence’, and loving to bask in
whatever sunshine and perfume could be got out
of the present hour. She hoped earnestly that
he would fulfill his promise to reform and prove
true to the devoted young creature he had
secretly married while at college, and of whose
existence Esther did not know until she received
that remorseful letter, written on a sick-bed,
disclosing the secret that he was still alive, and I
the corpse which the officer of justice had seen j
buried was that of a poor young emigrant who ,
had shared his room, and whom, while delirious
the snow !” j of those whose ambition and resolution prompted
Again there is silence, while the storm, which them to no noble deeds nor actions such as his,
is gradually subsiding, sobs faintly without, and and which secured for him even the admiration
the dead leaves fall in showers from the trees, of his enemies. (And here The Weekly Wonder
Then, as if the pain within must find expres- man comes in with:
sion, the mournful voice, now low and sunk al- ,. He gir4ed him ou hig armor tight>
most to a whisper, then rising with heragitation, , To battle in tbe field of life;
tells its sorrowful tale to the sorrowful night: Nor early morn, nor noon, nor night,
“But what matters it all now? What if he E’er brought retreat from fiercest strife.
He installed the following officers elected for
the ensuing year:
James G. Thrower, G. W. C. T., Atlanta; E.
Grand Counsellor Lawson is a most estimable
gentleman, with a clear head, fine address, and .
splendid abilities as a lawyer, and wields a great GaYnesv'ille^ Swifl
influence among the delegates and temperance c. Robinson, G. W. S., Atlanta; R. B. Stegall,
people generally. Every one has great confi- G. W. A. S., Dalton; J. K. Thrower, G. W. T.,
dence in him. ' Atlanta; Rev. W. E. Jones, G. W. Chaplain,
G. W S«™t.™ PnWr.™ wo* ro.oWnd v.„ „ WestPoint; Wm. Perkinson, G. W. M., Acworth;
with fever Harvev had succeeded in passing off i never J° ved * onl y know— I only feel in -Ambitious blood coursed through his veins,
as himself It was in this letter that he further w^my aTl What I’hflU do with this worth® ^ qmck ' pul8ed hon —”> ‘arger majority than ever before, and it was a Keith, G. W. I. G., Louisville; W. J. Davenport,
disclosed to Esther the fact of his marriage while w lifj? HnJ enu T toko nn tbi«MrllS Now, when such things as “ambitious blood” fine compliment to his earnestness. He will G. W. O. G.,Point Peter; W. C. Hand, G. W.
at the University; of Ellen’s following him to bear it silentlv ’ How can I besin the old rnn- a “ d “quick-pulsed honor” mix themselves up bend his fine energies with new zeal to the good “^f ae ^8 er ’ PenAeld; H. K. Shackleford, Supt.
Melvin, after his expulsion, and of his rejection [j ne and i, e a^ tliouoh I had never known him ’ witk tke ex P eriences °f a Texas cattle-minder, I f tbe order for the next twelve months ' rem P les > Atlanta.
of her claims unon him and his denial to her tj C ’ aDd t e / S 4 ,, Ugh 1 , „ De el kno . h . m ; , conclude that either my brain is affected or my 6 d 4 twelve months ’ The next session will be held at W est Point,
drag these ghostly memories about muge has had ftn att ^ ck of the jim . jams . \ Miss Sallie Candler was elected Grand Worthy Georgia, beginning the second Tuesday of Sep-
ow can i\e vu is s arp pam started out in the belief that I was fully capable Vice Templar by a handsome vote. She is a tember, 1879.
that their marriage was valid. This he peni
tently retracted, and begged Esther to commu
nicate with Ellen, and to obtain for her a certifi
cate of the marriage. He supposed that she had
returned to her parents, and it was long before
Esther found out that she had not done so. An
accident disclosed to her the poor girl’s retreat,
and thereafter she did all in her power to assist
her and the child, supplying them with the
money allowed her for clothes by Col. Haywood,
and visiting her secretly whenever she dared.
with me ?
continually at my heart?
I cannot—O God, I
We cannot close this brief sketch without
of handling the boys destiny in my own way; most charming young lady of Gainesville, full . , , , .
T , „ ,... , j „ ,, ■but when mv pen is dipped in “ambitious „ , again mentioning the warm-hearted hospitality
The bitter words are poured forth rapidly, blood « and I m ake an attempt to feel honor’s of earnest zeal ln the temperance cause, and 0 f the members of the order and citizens gen-
,d at times ,™nb«W.lv TTev avaa trinwinrr - ^ . * ’ ” erally of Gainesville. No effort was spared to
make every one feel at home; each vied with the
other in acts of kindness and consideration for
, the welfare and comfort of their guests, and in
ot the very best officers in the world, and may behalf of all the delegates and visitors, we re-
be relied upon at any time, anywhere and in any 1 turn to them our heartfelt thanks.
Grand Chaplain Jones, of West Point, was
relief to utter her grief, even to her own ears
there is no one else who will ever ‘
deformed offsprings in literature (almost as vile
er own ears --- ag emanations from the disorganized brain
, e . . , Know augnt ol 0 f t b e great American obituary author, G. Wash-
Ste felt great pity and affection for tM« gentle, i „ H e 'aid ““‘loved “noble fo“l-m “tiave A J 1 ’’ 1 wlU retire permanently
and'osshe’endlracetnfer ten”derly at’parting e it f •«»«« ."H ^ , „ , . .
P , , 8 ’ l Gifted? Ido not know; I might have thought ment i n „ Quixotic idiosyncrasies of idiotic ! certainly an. excellent selection. Earnest and
consoled her to remember that she was not leav- so once . I kn0 w that life was to me something g 4 ^uixortc irtiosjncrasies ot idiotic j ^ 4 ,
ing her to struggle alone that however stormy unutterably solemn and beautiful—a trust to be , , * T , .
her own life might be, Ellen’s would know the no t liehtlv used- md even mv solitude before he ■ As lon g as 1 am denied the liberty of conduct-
shelter of homeland kindness. came'ts'not solitude-R wal s°o peopled^with
Unremarked, the two muffled figures traversed i creatures of my own imagining—with bright fan- i- i , - ’ ,• *■ ,. i i - 8 , lm • ln ? rom
the streets in the profound stillness that marks cies of my own dreamy brafn. I used 8 to say !“ b ’“eT™u
the hours between midnight and dawn. At the before he came, that perhaps some day I might ,,, 1m . f n ® P. ulse ’ 11 T 1 1 11
ment’ f^^he^omm^irain^^t’^^h d “°‘ fn® rt® 8 ® aDd P® ° D P ® f w aSd blood-curdling to the reader. ‘ ® Intelligent Delegations,
ment lor. the coming train. It rushed m, tully through my lonely life here, knowing thht Thp vnn no mon was «m*ppQ C fni • li’ i
stopped, snorted impatiently for a brief interval, I was bringing sunshine to the lives of others, j anf i maf i e a hmh renntation rVrecortfu we remarked in our last issue, the recent
2 ssjsl n^s-e^r 6 snzs'&stf •sszsezsiss. ^ », „
• - - — him with thp feirv ffclnr* nf m v J than any man m the community,—he was hung.) j able and intelligent set of delegates from the
faithful to the last degree, he carries great moral
and intellectual power with him, and will do
honor to the cause.
All the Grand officers elect were fine selec
It was a new experience for Esther. There him with the fairy colors of my own imagination;
were few passengers in the cars, and these seemed ■ how I thought him kniglitlier than all the heroes
almost or wholly asleep. She made a pillow of of the romances; how I reverenced his strength,
her shawl for Harvey, and drawing his hat down j his spirit, his manliness, and called him in my
over his brow, he, too, was soon asleep. Esther j heart of hearts my king ? But do I not feel now
leaned from the window and watched the flying that he was not my peer? Will not my pride
He wasn’t a renegade Indian chief,
Nor a man like you and me,
But a royal Western cattle-thief,
And he hung on the limb of a tree.
OFFICIAL CIRCLLAR — Jf0. 1.
Office Grand Worthy Chief Templar,
Atlanta, Ga., October 15, 1875.
To the Brothers and Sisters of Subordinate Lodges,
It becomes my pleasant duty to inform you of
the action of the Grand Lodge, at its recent meet
ing at Gainesville, in accepting a proposition
from brother J. H. Seals, editor and proprietor
of The Sunny South, tendering his most excel
lent paper as our official organ.
This proposition was in substance as follows:
The Good Templars of Georgia to have the use
of from two to three columns for strictly temper
ance matter. The Grand Lodge, in return, to
different lodges, and we cannot cease to congrat
ulate ourself upon having had the privilege of ' guarantee to brother Seals two bona fide sub
looking in upon them. It did us good to see
panorama of hill, and plain, and valley, of quiet
farm-house, and yellowing fields and villages,
with scattered lights and baying dogs.
Harvey still slept. Several times he had half
aroused, moaning uneasily, and his sister had
softly risen and moistened the bandages upon
his arm, and gently changed his position to one
Light clouds passed over the moon; the shad-
help me to crush out this slighted love, and cast
his very memory behind me? 0 buried dreams
of my girlhood, come back to me once more:
As numerous parties have applied to me to
know if I did not have an uncle who was once
an actor, I desire to answer them. Yes, I did
have an uncle, and he was ana'ctor. He took the
wrap me in the old sweet fancies; whisper the principal part once at a hanging, and drew the
old ambitious hopes in my ear: teach me again most appreciative audience he ever played be-
the mysterious lesson of life. Show me how f ? re - That was hls last performance, and he re
unworthy is the existence that is spent in at- ^ re< ^ fr° m tbe stage,
tempts to grasp its own happiness, and clings
blindly to an idol as perishable as itself. 0 Thou A Little Girl’s Observations.—“Ain’t you
such men laboring together for the advancement
of a cause which should be so dear to the heart
of every friend of humanity. We saw profes
sional men of high standing; gray-haired old
men with earnest faces, and intelligent, beard-
scribers to every lodge in working order in the
This proposition was accepted, and the Grand
Lodge has now become a party to the contract.
I consider this an excellent arrangement, and
shall confidently expect every lodge to respond
We are now free from debt; our order has
great reformatory movement. We went away
ows fell more deeply upon the varying scenes ! Unchangeable, bind the shattered chords of iny exprised to see me?” said a five-year old girl* as greatly revived in spirit, and have no doubt
through which the train fled like a sentient thing, ' nature to Thine own self, and as the lights go out s be tripped into my house in the midst of a all returned to their homes more enthused and
tracked by doom. The trees and rocks assumed one by one in my earthly life, still may I see them rainstorm. “ The rain fell all over me like it - „ ■ , . ,
fantastic shapes in the uncertain light, and in shining brighter and brighter in that home of fell down through a strainer, and I shooked it 1 ‘ good work than
the mysterious vistas that seemed to c'pen in the the soul, where Hope shall never deceive, and off. but it wouldn’t stay shooked. I asked God
forest, strange figures appeared to stand and love shall be as steadfast as Thou art eternal!” to stop, but there was a big thunder in the way,
beckon to Esther as she whirled past. As the excited woman speaks, with her tear-wet an d be could not hear me, I underspeck; and I
The night journey held a weird charm for face raised to the troubled sky, a sudden rift in ’most know he couldn’t see me, ’cause a black
Esther, and she wondered at her power to enjoy the clouds disclosed the clear silver of a crescent cloud got over my head as black as—anything !
it after the crushing experiences of the last few moon; one long, shining ray, shooting through, Nobody couldn’t see little girls through black
hours. flashes down and quivers around her brow. clouds. I’m going to stay till the sun shines,
The sky grew brighter; faint, rosy flushes ; She bows her head reverently for a moment, and then, when I go home, God will say, ‘Why,
streamed up across its opalescent gray; the stars then yielding to a sudden impulse, kneels bv the there’s Nettie ! She went to see her auntie right
vailed themselves behind the broadening light, ! little table and prays. What the voiceless peti- i n tbe middle of the rain:’ and I guess he’ll be
and the moon paled to a silver shadow, as the tion is none, but the ear of God can know: not j ust as much exprised as you was.”
rose and amber of the east deepened into rub}- the viewless spirits that hover Dy the side of —
and burning gold, and the sun darted his level every stricken mortal, striving to syllable in “Why were the moon and Mr. De Shrimp
rays over a plain dotted with cottages and gar- earthly language their heavenly pity and sym- alike last evening?” asked the wag of the party, standing, and how you manage your weekly |
dens and girdled by rolling hills, whose forest pathy. as we sa t j n front of the Put-in-Bav House, meetings so as to keep up a lively interest in
garniture was touched here and there with a fiery | The clouds part wider; fields of dark blue “ Because they were both in heaven.” said Fanny them, and secure good attendances,
prelude of frost. Esther leaned out, drinking stone out; the wild winds have dropped their Fitznoodle, with whom he is deeply in love.
less young men all united, and discussing with proven a blessing to thousands of our race; hun-
intelligent zeal the best plans for advancing our dreds of homes have been blessed by its influ
ences, the tears of the heartbroken mother have
been dried, the father has been reclaimed, the
hungry fed and the naked clothed.
ever before. We shall hereafter hail with great
pleasure the meetings of the Grand Lodge.
A Word to the Lodges.
The Sunny South being your official organ,
we must hear from you regularly, and the world
must hear from you through its columns. We
must know how you prosper; how your mem
bers deport themselves; hew your meetings are
attended; how many members you have in good
With the arrangement with brother Seals, we
not only get one of the best literary papers pub
lished in the United States at reduced rates—
S2.50 each per year where lodges take two cop
ies—but we are able to spread the glad tidings of
our glorious achievements to one hundred thou
sand readers. It is unnecessary for me to say
more to convince you of the great advantage to
our order from this arrangement.
Each lodge will please send in at once the
order for the two copies, with the amount of
$5.00, to Brother • Samuel C. Robinson, Grand
Worthy Secretary. The more subscribers you
get, the more our order will increase.
J. G. Thrower, G. W. C. T.
United Friends of Temperance.
We shall call upon the Lodge Deputies to read
Irwinton Council is determined to rally with
renewed zeal. It is a good council, and brother
T. N. Beal is a faithful officer.—G. S.
Lutherville Council is in good condition—
meets regularly with large attendance. Our
deep breaths of the sweet, fresh air, and feeling clamorous voices to a low, murmured whisper; I “Because they both look pensive, like green
a new sense of freedom and power. Her fellow- but still the moonlight plays soothingly over a 1 cheese,” said I, the unsuccessful rival of De
passengers began to stir; to resurrect their heads bowed head, and the wind lifts lightly from her Shrimp. “ Because they both have a deuced lot
from coat-collars, and rub their eyes and yawn, temples the long,wet masses of bright hair. What- of chanue,” said Smith, ’whom De ShrimD beats .v- . .. % • «. r“ meets reg
A voice was heard solemnly inquiring: ever the petition may have been, it is answered; at poker. “Wrong, wrong, all of yon,” said our somethm g at each meetln8 from thelr officlal standing is more substantial than formerly.
“Do we eat breakfast at Wentworth?” however fierce the struggle for victory, it iswon; , wag. “They were alike last evening because or 8 an - Something will be prepared every week W. Taylor
and when at last she lifts her head, there is no they were both full." Of course the italicised j for that special purpose, and should be r%ad under j Siloam Council, at Talbotton, is in fine trim
trace of the storm that marred her features, save ; word was not understood by the ladies. the call for “lectures, speeches, or anything for an< * excellent spirits. It is a good council. Cap-
in the tear-stains that are still on her cheeks. — «•»«- ,, . , ., ’ „ T A. • J h i tain McNeil, our clever Deputy, was promoted
She rises calmly and walks to the water’s edge. It was Scott who said, with his dying breath, e 8 ° od ° 4 tke or< ^ er - ^ * kls way may be w.. p.—G. S.
The waves still sweep on dark and tumultuous, to Lockhart, his son-in-law: “Be a good man, added a new interest to the weekly meetings. rphe Order is in a better condition than ever
but the moonlight falls in long, dancing rays upon my dear; it will bring you peace throughout * . _ ' A x before. Nine new councils have been added to
them, and the foam that crests the billows shines life, and in the close, honor, love, and troops of Adairsville has recorded her vote on the tern- t he roll in the past two months. It is evervwhere
The deep-toned query aroused Harvey; he
lifted his head from the chawl-pillow and met
“What a capital nap I have had,” he said.
“Have you slept, Esther?”
She shook her head.
“Yet you look quite fresh. How glad I am
‘to see that bright look on your face. I was white and pure as snow.
prosperous and happy.—G. S.
Temperance Fair in Charleston.
We have received a complimentary ticket to a
grand fair to be held in Charleston, South Caro
lina, by the Palmetto Division No. 4 Sons of
Temperance, on the lfith of November, to raise
ladness, to the As most of the lodges already know, this paper the means for building a new hall and reading
despond, and do at times; but a wave of music vast ocean of eternity. In sorrow—what matter was again adopted by the Grand Lodge as the room. We trust the Sons of that State will be
can lift me out of the deeps, and a fine view, a if only the peaceful haven of heaven be mine at 0l g c i a i organ of the Good Templars for the next generally represented in this commendable un-
smile from a lovely mouth or a good bottle and last? So cast I from me the last vestige of a re- ° intelligent body saw the dertakfng. Let contributions go in from Georgia
a clever companion, can do the same, \onder gretfnl past,—dream must give place to actual- iweive mourns, imu. » j ° .
are the white steeples of Wentworth; in a few ity !” • great necessity of an official organ, and compre- and other States to help them out. Direct to
hours more we will reach the river, and the end As she speaks, she takes from a torn envelope a hended the importance of adopting some paper E. E. Sell, at Sell & Foster’s, or Frank F. Whil-
of our railroad journey. Then for the steamboat slip of paper wrapped carefully round a withered wh ich had already a wide circulation and a broad den. at No. 10 Adger X. Wharf. Thanks to
field in which to operate. They appreciate the brother Frank F. Whilden for the ticket,