JOHN H. SEALS, - Editor and Proprietor.
MRS. MARY E. BRYAN (*) Associate Editor.
ATLANTA, GA., SATURDAY. NOV. 13, 1875.
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WHAT IS THE MATTER ?
Why don't you send in your clubs of sub
scribers, or even one subscriber ? Can’t you
“raise ” three dollars, nor two dollars and fifty
cents ? A great many speak of sending in
clubs, but the clubs don’t come, and we ex
pected them at this season. Now is the time.
We are beginning new stories every week or
so. If you are a friend to The Sunny South,
as you profess to be, and as we believe you to
be, then do something for it. Go right to work
and send in one, two, three, half a dozen or a
dozen new subscribers with the money. Now
is the time we need money. We have gone to
great expense in fitting up a new building
and purchasing new machinery, and just now
requite more help than we shall ever need
again. At all events, we hope so.
You are pleased with the paper. Everybody
is pleased with it. Then let everybody work
for it just a little, and let us show to the
world that there is culture and intelligence
enough in the South to sustain at least one
Send in one subscriber, if no more. Every
one, we think, has personal inlluence enough
to do that. We shall see. We make every
honest friend of the paper an agent.
[For The Sunny South.)
THE UNITY OF THE RACES.
Movements in Southern Society.
but an education that will increase the resources A Good Story of a Well-Known Democrat.—
of the mind, that will draw out and strengthen The propensity of Southern gentlemen of the old xjma umii \jx inn aavno, . ,.
all its faculties and fit them to grasp such knowl- regime for engaging in political debates is uni- poilte^n^he^lnth 5 any importSt o^inter-
edge as will bear practically upon the duties of versally known. They had all the details of pol- ; THE AFFIRMATIVE <:f the QUESTION. J.stin<' events in social circles, that The Sunny
every-day life. We want no fossilized fanatic, itics at their tongue’s ends, knew the circurn- ( ; South may set forth not only the thoughts, but
prating forever of the past, but the keen, prac- stances and result of every election of import- BY A ' E ’ E ’ Ml the movements of our people.
tical educator who will study the natural apti- ance that had ever been held, and could argue In No. 25 of The Sunny South appears an ar- j Mrs. Mildred Walton, President of the La-
tudesof a pupil, and set himself to the task of by the hour without an v personal ill-feeling gen- ‘j 01 ® u “ der the above caption, in which the au- j dies’ Memorial Association ° f
... .. . .. .. ... . - .. . ... “ 1 * 88 thor, after a preliminary statement of the diffi- !ind a bright jewel m the crown of woman-
cultivating and directing these, with an eye to erally, though they often waxed warm, espe- culties which involve the subject, and admitting ' "
their useful exercise in after life. We want an cially in their after-dinner discussions, when that no practical good could possibly result,
educator who has kept pace with the changes the wine “had had its way,” and would bring
attendant upon the progress and growth of down their brawny fists upon the table with an
thought, and who will instill into the pupil the emphasis that made the glasses shiver—provided
same spirit of activity and liveliness, who will the ladies had retired.
cultivate the perceptive faculties, train the eye
and ear and all the instruments of the senses to
observe the operations of nature and science.
In such a system of instruction, it is apparent
A good story is told of a noted political de
bater, Mr. E , of Virginia, who at one of these
genial “dinings,” found himself obliged to fight
single-handed—the only Democrat in a goodly
that the study of science would be made para- array of Whigs. The discussion began, of course, , , , .... ,
mount-science which gives insight into the the moment the ladies left the room, and speed-1 Adaill than the Uorse or dog> aml having no bet _
useful arts; which teaches the principles that are ily waxed warm. Mr. E——, getting the ear of I ter claim to the promises held out in the gospel,
applied to the steam engine and the telegraph as the company in the outset, laid on right and j if behooves us, as a matter of economy, to apply
well as to agriculture, which is the basis of all
Science brings us face to face with nature—
with that same nature from which the Greeks
drew the very culture that our classicists so
blindly adore. Nature is the great school for wait, please, till I get through. I’m one against facts may lead ns to a final decision*
thought, and science is the key that unlocks her seven, and you must let me make my points; ! of the human species is true
mysteries and enables us to see the beauty, sym- then you can reply.” . b Because the: Bible most emphatically teaches
,. , . , , ,. . it, —Acts xvn-2<3: “ And have made of one blood
metry and harmony which underlie the seeming He finished at last, leaving every W hig nerve j nU natiom
of men for to dwell on all the face of the
quivering, every Whig face burning with sup-
pressed indignation, and every Whig breast full,
and to place the means of salvation within the
reach of all.
2. But if the negative be true, then the non-
the company in the outset, laid on right and
left with his customary vigor, rasping the Whigs ] ollr mwms most needed, and Jo withdraw
, . J ” ’u s b our missionaries from the heathen the expen-
on their sorest points, arguing, asserting, 1 .... ...
hood,” was married to Mr. F. A. Timberlake, a
prominent merchant of that city, oji the 3d in-
nevertheless endeavors to lift the vail, and by j stant.
the dim light of opinion, sets out in search of , The Irish Literary Society, of this city, gave
the unprofitable truth. j a calico hop at the Fulton Blues’ armory on the
Now, we maintain that the subject is one of 'l d instant, the proceeds of which will be devo-
vital importance to the human family because — j ted to some benevolent object. There was a
1. If the affirmative be true, all nations being ; large number of ladies and gentlemen present,
under condemnation, through the sin of Adam, j Each lady brought a calico cravat to match the
; it becomes our duty to disseminate the gospel dress she wore. These cravats were handed to
nouncing. demonstrating—to his own entire sat
isfaction —for perhaps half an hour, silencing
every attempt at interruption by saying: “Now
diture saved thereby to be applied to the con
struction of genealogical tables which shall be duly
deposited in the archives of the nation.
So much, therefore, being at stake, let ns en
deavor to ascertain the truth; perhaps stubborn
Shall we not, then, agree with Prof. Clarke,
parties at the door who mixed the whole num
ber and then distributed them among the young
men. The gentleman who had a cravat of the
same pattern as the lady’s dress, had the first
set with her.
Last week Mr. Green B. Adair, of this city,
was married to Miss Annie L. Marsh, the ac
complished daughter of Mr. E. W. Marsh, of
the w'ealthy wholesale firm of Moore «Sr Marsh,
on Decatur street. The parlors were filled with
prominent gentlemen and handsome ladies of
this city and other places. An elegant marri
age feast was partaken of by the guests, after
which the happy pair left for a Northern tour.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. T.
Spalding, of the Second Baptist Church.
Mr. N. M. Daniels, of Georgia, passed through
this city en route to his home in Forsyth, with
his beautiful bride, Miss Katie January, captured
the learned and large-minded professorof chem- almost to bursting, with a speech in reply. The
istry in the University of Cincinnati, that the strongest debater of them all managed to begin
study of science, with modern languages, liter- first, but just as he pronounced the opening
earth.” Now, it is impossible to believe the Bible in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,
and the theory of the plurality of the human spe- Id Clarksville, Tennessee, Miss Mary Holmes,
cies at the same time, since the one is diametric- the eldest daughter of Dr. W. 1. Holmes, was
ally opposed to the other. But the truth of the married to Mr. S. B. Fuqua on the 2d instant.
Bible is firmly established, hence tiie unity of An elegant supper was prepared for the occa-
the species is true.
Two Schools.—Dr. Exoletus, a learned and
venerable adherent of the old school, has lately
resigned his post as president of Y Univer
sity. His resignation was borne with fortitude
by the faculty and students of the college; to
tell the truth, it was a great relief, for the Doc
tor, though an excellent man, was undoubtedly
a fossil. He had not grown with the growing
age—the moss of old ideas clung to him. Not
withstanding his great reputation for learning
and his long occupancy of the presidential chair,
he was felt to be an incubus upon progress and
a clog to all measures of reform. His nature
lacked the life, the energy and the largeness of
view needed to lift it out of old grooves and urge
it to follow the advancing lights of the age. He
clung obstinately to the old system of educa
tional cramming-, he stood firm on his hoary
stronghold of mathematics and dead languages,
and esteemed all culture the flimsiest of fabrics
that was not built upon the Greek and Latin lex
icons, with Xenophon and Tacitus as corner
stones. He looked with an unfriendly eye upon
the prominence which science was gaining in
the curriculum of his beloved institute. He re
garded even the laboratory as “ irregular,” and
sniffed with open contempt at the introduction
of the scalpel and the microscope by the students
of zoology and botany. When it was proposed
to erect an observatory upon the college and fix
therein a telescope for the better study of astron
omy, the venerable president became much ex
cited, and begged leave to say that he deemed
such an addition an unnecessary expense, and
that the money proposed to be expended upon
it could be better used in purchasing a “classic
library,” containing the works of Plato, Pliny,
Sallust, Plutarch, Herodotus, and “all those
mighty minds of the past, whom envious mod-
ern pigmies would fain cast in the background in
order to fill their places with new-fangled isms
and irregular innovations.”
Thus the Doctor wound up his protest. The
indignant students looked eagerly at their favor
ite teacher, the eagle-eyed professor of modem
science; but he refrained from any retort, only
throwing up his fine brow with the gleam of a
half-amused, half-pitying smile playing about
the corners of his mouth.
It will be seen that the learned Doctor is a
staunch representative of the old school of edu
cation, whose basis of belief is that all other
studies should be subordinate to grammar, math
ematics, and especially the dead languages. The
adherents of the old school practice the cram-
m i n g system according to the established rule of
their forefathers, filling the student’s mind with
a mass of dry information and arbitrary rules
that have little direct bearing upon modem work
and afford slight aid in solving the great social
and economic problems of to-day. In this sys
tem of education, all original thought and inves
tigation are discouraged, minds are tied down
to the mouldy authorities of the past, and routine
reigns with a monotony that represses all vigor
of thought. No attention is paid to the dissimi
larity existing in different minds, but all are
carried through the same course of training, and
an effort made to turn them out of the gradua
ting moulds as like each other as so many cop
per cents. And this, when their pursuits in the
world they enter will be as diverse as are their
tastes and inclinations.
This is not the intellectual training that is
needed by the minds of to-day. Life has grown
too earnest, too complex and varied, for any
mere cultivation of the memory, acquisition of
arbitrary facts and mathematical gymnastics to
satisfy its needs. We want no
“Bookful blockheads, ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in their heads,”
ature, philosophy and mathematics as aids, does
all for the mind that the old classical education
did, and more''
“Its natural results,” says Dr. Clarke, “are a
higher utility, a higher culture. It trains mem
ory, intellect, the perceptive faculties and the
sense of the beautiful simultaneously, insuring
a symmetrical development. It brings men into
closer relations with the spirit of modern civil
ization, bears directly upon all modern work,
aids in practical after life, as no other education
can, and helps the student to grow in every di
We Cannot Resist.—Among the great num
ber of most excellent notices of The Sunny
South constantly appearing in the papers North,
South, East and West, we see many which we are
2 The science of language, of comparative
philology, of ethnology and archaeology, lead us
to the same conclusion. Indeed, we may rest
contented, since it is established by those very
men who have adopted the monistic theory of
Colonel Daniel R. Mitchell, eighty years of
age, was married to Mrs. Carrie Williamson, a
young widow of Rome, Georgia, on the evening
of the 4th instant.
The silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Perino
words, Mr. E inteirupted him.
“Pardon me,” he said; “I know all your little
arguments, so I’ll go and talk with the ladies for
half an hour, while you run them over. When , „ _
you get through, send for me, and I’ll come and | tbe origin of man, as Darwin, Huxley and Spen- ! Brown, of Atlanta, came off at their elegant new
„ ; cer, that there exists a communitv of nature in residence on Peachtree street last week, and was
sweep you clear out of the arena. | a p the different races of the habitable globe, and an intensely interesting affair. A large and
: that the same common fundamental nature is brilliant assemblage gathered to do them honor,
Mrs. Jackson at the Unfailing: in Richmond, found existing even under the most diverse while they, in turn, did the honors of the oc-
physical conditions. Again, it is established be- casion with becoming grace and dignity. Though
yond controversy that the very races—the Se- the cards bore the inscription “no presents,”
mitic (Hebrew, Chaldee, Arabic, etc.), which, the arrry of presentations was large and beanti-
according to our author, are non-Adamic, can
show a clearer title and a better right to appro
priate the name Adamic than the Anglo-Saxon,
which belongs to the Aryan family.
Now, we know that the Germanic, Slavo, Lith
uanian, Celtic, Italian (Latin, French, etc.),
Greek, Persian and Sanskrit languages, which
comprise the Aryan family, have all been devel-
oped from a single germ. For example, from the
temnted to transfer to our own coin inns but , e l JiU " 10I J " bele the carriage ot the widow of Sanskrit roo t ar comes the Latin arare, the Greek
tempted to transfer to our own columns, but | Stonewall Jackson was stationed. Many of the | „ ro «„, the Irish ar, Lithuanian arti, Russian orati,
Gothic arjan, Anglo-Saxon erjan, and English
ear (verb), showing all to have been developed
| from a single primitive form.
Now-, there exists a resemblance so striking
betw-een the languages of Central Africa, Ethio-
, pia, Egypt, Arabia, etc., and those of the Aryan
10 was dressed j family, that it is easier to accept the general con- Dr. and Mrs. N. L. Angier, a sugar sifter. Mrs.
catenation of these languages than to account for i Knight and Mrs. Taylor, a silver card receiver,
the similarity of roots by any other hypothesis, j Walter R. Brown, a preserve set. Mr. and Mrs.
3. The moral and religious propensities are H. C. Leonard, a silver cheese-knife.
The Richmond Whig says : Some time before
the procession entered the grounds, two carriages
drove ujj and took position near the stand—one
containing General Heth, the widow of Stone
wall Jackson, and her daughter Julia, a pretty
child of about thirteen years, and the other the
v _dow of General J. E. B. Stuart. During the
progress of the latter portion of the ceremonies,
an affecting scene was transpiring in the rear of
dislike to do so, for many reasons. The follow
ing, however, is so forcibly and so handsomely
said, that we cannot resist the inclination to lay
it before our readers. It is from the editorial
columns of the Albany News, an independent
and outspoken paper on all subjects, and one
of our most influential Georgia weeklies. It
old veterans of the Stone 11 Brigade visited her
there, while the lad}-, taking them each by the
hand, said some kind words to them when her
emotion permitted her to speak. It was an im
pressive spectacle to see these hardy men with
! tears bedewing their cheeks, “ -tliered about the
widow of their former leadc
in deep mourning.
The Richmond Enquirer says: Before the
speaking w-as begun, five of the crippled soldiers
tul. The following is a list of presents, and in
the aggregate cost near S2.0U0:
Messrs. W. H. Tuller, R. H. Richards, Paul
Roniare and T. B. Binyon, a solid silver pitcher.
Mr. and Mrs. George, Sharpe, Jr., a solid silver
berry-stand, inlaid with gold. Mr. and Mrs.
H. I. Kimball, a “ vinnegrette,” or silver tea
pot, after the Chinese pattern, and about the
size and shape of an egg. This is quite a nov
elty. Citizens’ Bank a beautiful bronze clock
with glass shade. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Ed
wards, a pair of elegant flower-vases. Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Chamberlin, a silver cake-basket.
Herbert Brown, a sugar and butter set. Charlie
Crankshaw, a cream set. Mr. W. C. Maffett, a
flower vase. H. C. Glenn, a butter-dish. Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Johnston, a silver card receiver..
Position is everything, otherwise ;the Sunny of the old Stonewall Brigade went to the rear of | inherent in all the races” of men, and in man and Willie S. Brown, a sugar and cream set.
South man would not dare to assert that writing the speakers’ stand, where Mrs. Jackson was i alone. Indeed, it is this element mainly which | Col. and Mrs. G. W. Adair, a sugar and butter
notes in church during service “is exceedingly seated in the carriage. “I served under her
improper, and an evidence of bad raising.” j husband,” said one—an old fellow, whose leg
This is just w-hat ell right-tlunking people had been tyken of^ hr T a sl-ell. _ Mrs. Jackson,
must admit, but it "takes “Answers to Corres f
pondents” to make the rebuke a proper and pru
upon seeing these olU' veterans, exhibited much
emotion. One had his leg taken oft’ above the
knee, another had been wounded in the thigh,
the third had only one arm, the fourth had been
shot in the ankle, and the left arm of the fifth
dangled uselessly by his side. They were satis-
distinguishes him from the brute. Now, that ! set. Mrs. .Judge R. P. Trippe, a nut-bowl. C.
God should endow all men with the same moral | I- Brown, an olive spoon and fork. Hon. John
and religious nature, and yet leave* majority of : H. and Mrs. James, a silver water service. Col.
dent one. Ask some more questions, ladies fair,
and see if the replies are always as true and
And speaking of The Sunny South, it is time
we added ours to the general expression of pub
lic opinion in regard to this great publication.
Great because of the need felt for a medium of ' slowly away. Large numbers of ex-Confederate
communication between the South and the out- j Generals and soldiers went up to the carriage in
side world, and greater because of the noblemen : which Mrs. Jackson was seated, and were pre-
and true-hearted women who have come forward j sented to her. Among the first to call and pay
to build up and sustain and publish a Southern I their respects were General Joseph E. Johnston
literature. There is not to-day in all the length j and staff'.
and breadth of the country such an array of The Richmond Dispatch says: At the conclu-
contributors to anj- other American newspaper i sion of the ceremonies, Governor Kemper, taking
as that of The Sunny South. There is much in ; Mrs. Jackson’s daughter by the hand, led her to
the human race without hope and without God
in the world, is a theory incompatible with the
wisdom and justice of Omnipotence.
4. But if the other races are not descended
from Adam, then can they lay no claim to im
mortality. What, therefore, shall we say of the
and Mrs. John B. Peck, a silver molasses stand.
Mr. and Mrs. Er Lawslie, a cake basket. B. W.
Briscoe, a full ice-cream set. Mr. and Mrs. R.
O. Douglass, a sugar and butter set. Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Eddleman, a butter dish. W. A.
Haynes, a silver dipper. “Anonymous,” a sil
lied when they caught a glimpse of the face of ' amalgamation of the Adamic and non-Adamic j ver tea service of six pieces. Mr. and Mrs. JV il
the wife of their old commander, and walked ; “— * —> ' ' u> —* -— A -
a name, and this Georgia enterprise bears one
which appeals to all that is best and brightest
in our own beloved South.
When Dr. John Hall, of New York, said to
Dr. Stuart Robinson: “You have no literature
in your church in the South,” Dr. R. answered:
“We are a talking people, rather than a writing
people.” The reply was: “Why then do you
complain that you are not known, and that the
world believes the stories of these Northern men ?
If you are foolish enough to give them all the
writing, and isolate yourselves, how can you ex
pect the world to do otherwise?”
If this be true of church literature, how much
more true it is of other literary departments.
The church has reaped a glorious harvest from
the labors of a Thornwell, a Plumer, a Palmer,
and many others, but a light literature has
languished. Would that some energetic worker
for The Sunny South would collect a list of
writers and their works. No compiler of Amer
ican poets and poetry has ever been known to
present even the fairest specimens of the work
of the very few poets they have named. We
have had some historians, some statesmen,
whose works will be handed down to an appre
ciative posterity; but we want something done
now to encourage home literature, to engender
right principles, thoughts and feelings in the
young people of the South—the boys and girls
of to-day—who will soon rule, by reason of the
superiority of a pure and exalted manhood and
womanhood, not the South alone, but wherever
the conservative power of our people has a right
to assert itself and claim the power of directing
the opinions and destiny of the American
We must add also another short paragraph
from a long editorial on the same subject in the
Tennessee Commercial, published at Shelbyville.
The editor says:
Thousands of people in this section of the
country are yearly sending their millions North
for the Harpers’ publications, Frank Leslie’s,
and kindred publications of light literature and
scientific knowledge. While we have not a word
to say in opposition to these publications, for
they are all good ones, yet we feel it is the duty
of the people of the South to yield a ready and
liberal support to all local enterprises, especially
such an one as The Sunny South. It is equal
to any publication that comes from the Northern
States in its high-toned literature, having for its
contributors some of the most gifted intellects
of the country. Its typographical execution and
make-up is second to none in any country. It
is a paper that will give a gleaffi of brightness
to the inmates of any household group, and
make the family-circle the centre of attraction.
And still another word we must add from the
Illinois Advocate, published at Enfield:
The Sunny South.—This new Southern weekly
appears upon our table replete, as usual, with
its harvest of fancy, wit, wisdom. It is des
tined to be the leading literary paper of the con
tinent. It should be in every household.
the front of the platform, where she was intro
duced to the survivors of the old brigade. They
raised their hats in respect and greeted her with
cheers. The sentinels had cleared away the
crowd in the rear of the platform and opened a
pathway to the statue, and they were among the
first to deposit floral offerings upon the pedestal.
After Mrs. Jackson returned to her carriage,
nearly every member of the Stonewall Brigade
went up and spoke to her.
Habtranft’s official majority for Governor of
Pennsylvania is 14,150.
The Way to Raise Corn.—While the wail of
“poor seasons ” and no corn made goes up from
so many portions of the South, a little item
shows what can be done in spite of bad seasons
and lazy freedmen.
Mr. Grant Wilkins, of this city, brings back
from the Selma Fair specimens of com grown
in Lauderdale county, Alabama, of which the
exhibitor stated that he raised 2211 bushels
upon one acre. His statement was fully
corroborated by the affidavits of prominent
citizens of the county. What kind of manure
do you suppose he used? We suspect it to
have been elbow grease in the main, which,
according to our observation, is ahead of phos
phates and compounds.
Mrs. M. B. Sheridan will please let us have
her Memphis report. We are receiving letters
frpm parties there whose games have not been
reported. No names have been reported from
Grand Duke Alexis, of Russia, has just been
divorced from the graceful and fascinating young
wife with whom he ran away two years ago and
married on German territory. Afterwards, he
brought her to America, where they passed the
honeymoon, forgetful of courts and crowns. The
incessant entreaties of his mother, the Empress,
prevailed upon him to return to Russia, where,
after much persuasion, he has been induced to
consent to a divorce. He resumes his situation
in the Russian Navy, while the poor young bride
is consoled by a handsome annuity.
The Right Wife.—Young men, consider what
I say: Were I to advise a friend as to his choice
of a wife, my counsel would be, “Look out for
one distinguished for her attention and sweet
ness to her parents.” The fund of worth and
affection indicated by such behavior, joined to
the habits of duty and consideration thereby
contracted, being transferred to the married
state, will not fail to render her a mild and
The footprint of the deer or fox causes the
hound not only to know that the deer or fox ex
ists, but that he has been there where his foot
print is, and, whether far or near in point of
time, which way he has gone. Shall man, with
nobler instincts and intellect, fail to discern the
“footprints of the Creator”—unlike all other
marks—and His handwriting on the walls of
space and on his soul ? J.
races ? If their offspring cannot claim the whole
of immortality, will our author deprive them of
their just half, eighth or fourth part, as the case
may be ?
5. But what is known as the law of species
must forever settle the question. The amalga
mation of any two distinct species will inevitably pro
duce a hybrid. It is needless to cite examples —
we have only to look around us to see the truth
of this law, and fortunate for us that it is so.
Hence, if we find that the offspring of any two
supposed species are not hybrids, we prove to a
moral certainty that the progenitors of such off
spring are not distinct species, but only varieties
of the same species.
Now, applying this law to the amalgamation
of the white and colored races, we know that
their offspring are not hybrids; ergo, these races
are not separate creations and distinct species,
but only varieties of the same.
We conclude, therefore, that the unity of the
human species is a truth which science, the
Bible and the laws of nature have established
beyond question. ’Tis a rock whose firm foun
dation was laid by the great Architect of the uni
verse himself—religion, firmly planted on its
summit, is all serene, while the angry waves of
infidelity and skepticism, dashing in blind fury
on its base, lie shattered at her feet.
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to advance the interests of truth and righteous
We have recently received from the large and
liberal publishing house of D. Appleton & Co.,
New York, two volumes belonging to its classical
series. We have often commended the text
books of the Appleton’s to the public, and we
here take occasion again to say that they are
worthy of universal adoption in our schools and
colleges. Let teachers procure them and exam
ine them for themselves.
lie D. Grant, preserve and jelly spoons.
It is rumored that four of the prettiest girls in
Athens, Ga., are to be married this winter.
Fort Valley is sayt^to abound in love-sick
Oliver Peacock, of Marion county, Ga., cap
tured Miss Leila McKee, of Harris county, and
took her to his home in Buena Vista, and his
friends united in great merry-making over the
occasion, at the residence of Mr. Henry McKee.
The following are recent Southern marriages:
Mr. J. T. Moreland to Miss Mary E. Powell, in
Dade county, Ga., by Rev. S. M. Hosmer.
Mr. N. B. Cheairs to Miss Annie Alexander, in
Spring Hill, Tenn., by Rev. R. G. Irvine.
Mr. James Bunch to Miss Mattie Ledbetter, in
Murray county, Tenn., by same.
Mr. Louis Parker, of Brazoria county Texas,
to Miss A. B. Bnrriss, of Goliad, Texas, by Rev.
N. E. Carrington.
Mr. George T. Bradley to Miss M. J. Scott, of
Floyd county, Ga.
Mr. Wiley F. Louallen to Miss Margaret Wal
lace, of Floyd county, Ga.
Mr. Horace H. Watts to Miss Emma Gatewood,
both of Scott county, Miss., by Rev. Dr. Mc
In Calhoun county, Ala., by the Rev. R. G.
Ragan, Mr. R. P. Brindley, of Cherokee county,
Ala., to Miss Eliza Tatum.
By the Rev. Abel Taton, Mr. AVm. H. Ware to
Miss Adelia Zuleima Reynolds, all of Tallapoosa
ljy the Rev. Frank Brandon, Mr. Charles F.
Carter, of Selma, Ala., to Miss Sue O. Tanner, of
By the Rev. Joseph C. Wallace, Mr. J. K. P.
Wallace to Miss Mary E. Butler—all of Lincoln
By the Rev. Joseph G. Myers, Mr. Joseph F.
Corbett to Miss Catherine Hannah—all of Nash
By the Rev. B. F. Ferrell, Mr. R. T. Davis to
Miss R. J. Winter—all of Wilson co., Tenn.
In Wilson county, Tenn., by the Rev. B. F.
Ferrell, Mr. R. A. Cartwright, of Goodlettsville,
Tenn., to Miss Laura G. Oldham, of Wilson
By the Rev. Jasper Reid, Mr. R. S. Davidson,
of Cape Girardeau county, Mo., to Miss Sue E.
Murphy, of Davidson county, Tenn.
UNITY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
Sib,—In your last issue, a contributor says:
“ While the Semitic races have made some ad
vancement, they are far behind Europeans, and
never can compete with Caucasians.” We beg to
correct him, as the Caucasian species of man
comprises the descendants of Shem, Ham and
Japheth (the white race), who are as essentially
different from the negro, Indian, Mongol, Malay,
Esquimaux or mound-builder, as the ass is from
the horse or the cat is from the lion; and I agree
with him that God, in the creation, gave the
white race the power to govern and rule all other
creations. In the twenty-fourth verse of the first
chapter of Genesis God says, “Let the earth
bring forth in multitudes the living creatures with
intellectual and immortal souls,” etc.; and in the
twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh verses he says,
“Now let us make man in our own image (the
white race) and in our likeness;” and he made
but two. We not only prove by the Bible (in
the original), but by science, that millions of
negroes, Indians and Mongols lived on earth for
countless thousands of years before the advent
ot the white race. [Genesis, fourth chapter,
sixteenth verse.] In my forthcoming work on
the “Origin of Life and the Soul,” the proofs
are given to satisfy any one except a fanatic.
M. F. Stephenson.