advertiser PUBLISHING CO.
Cadartown, Ga., July 10.
WK. BRADFORD, - Editor
The W!M Luh Crortnlm*.
We surrender much of our space
this week to some interesting ex
tracts from the report of the com
mittee appointed by the legisiatnr
to Surestig.ite the wild lavd transac
tions of last year. It is an impor
tant document and will give rise to
snach discussion and, possibly to liti
gation also. It discloses an amount
carelessness and incapacity in the
Comptroller-General's office that is
really astonishing. That business of
the magnitude and importance that
theaaleof these w.Id lots for taxes had
assumed should have been transac
ted in inch a slovenly, careless and
indifferent manner, even if there had
been no laws pointing out how ii
should be dune, is conclusive evi
dence that the the office of Comp
troller is sadly in need of a man who
is able to grapple with the magni
tude of the bnsinesi thereof in all its
minute details and who will keep
the records of the office in a way
that something can be learned from
them. It also neede a man who will
purge his office of sll subordinates
who are in any way mixted up with
the crooked transactions of the land
The Hill- Murpbi Maddle.
Senator Hill has again seen fit to
makehimself conspicuous in the mat
ter of the investigation of the en
dorsement of the Northeastern rail
road bonds by the State. Probably
SB public man in Georgia but Hr.
Hill would have allowed his person
al feelings to thrust him so promi
nently forward in a matter where his
actions and motives were so likely to
be unfavorably construed. A great
many people havn’t got sense enough
to distinguish wherein Mr. Hill ap
pears in a more favorable light iu
the matter than Murphy. The only
difference seems to be the difference
between failure and success in the
same undertaking. The venerable
editor of the Savannah News, in the
course of some remarks upon the
Mr. Hill admits that. “propriety”
forbids his appearing as prosecutor
before the Legislature. It would
seem that the same sense of propri
ety, if it did not prevent him from
making the original charge of cor
ruption, should deter him now from
attempting to influence the decision
of the Legislature. All the “indis
putable facts” of the case have been
thoroughly investigated, and Mr.
Hill is sustained by neither the ma
jority nor the minority report of the
investigating committe . Under these
circumstances it would seem that
Mr. Hill might safely leave the mat
ter in the discretion of the General
Assembly, who have the honor of
the State and of the Democratic
party and the principles of right
auil justice quite as much at heart as
School Catalogues Received.
We acknowled; e receipt of the an
nual catalogue of Wesleyan Female
College of Macon, Ga., the oldest fe
male college in the world and cne
of the very best. From the an
nouncement before ns we judge that
it is in a prosperous, flourishing con
dition, as it merits to be. The cata
logue is issued from the press of J.
W. Burke & Co., and is a very jewel
of neatness and elegance in typog
The catalogue of the Gaylesvillt
(Ala.) High School indexes a most
marvelous development of that young
giant. It has scarcely cast off its
swaddling clothes and yet it is so
large that it hardly knowsitself. Its
enterprising principal having put
himself -full abreast of the moat ad
vanced thought of the day in his
profession is now casting about for
uew worlds to conquer. If somebody
doesu’t develop something new and
useful in the science of teaching
very soon he will feel called upon
to de it himself.
The Seventh Annual Announce
ment of the North Georgia Agricul
tural College is also on our table
with the compliments of the secre
tary and a p .litc request to “care
fully examine,” “notice editorially,”
“send marked copy,” etc. As this is
a State institution we are all dinctl
interested in itscareer. The disastrous
fire of December 20th last which des
troyed the college bidding pro red
hut a very bratf check upon its
growth and its.fulness. Its officers
and friends rallied and improvised
temporary accommodations for pro-
femors aud teachers and the work
moved on with an intermission of
only about 48 hours. The atten
dance since the fire has increased in
stead of diminishing, as wonld have
This institution is apparently in
proper hands anil seems to be doing
splendid service. If the facts stated
by the president of the local board
of trust es, Hon. W. P. Fr ee, give
a correct history of the finances ot
the institution aud of the State’s
obligation to supply a suitable buil
ding we thii k the amount the legis
lature will be asked to appropriate
(♦20,000) a very moderate s-im, con
sidering the work to be done.
Atlanta has a lawyer named Bray.
There’s "eternal fitness” for yju.
Df,a* Docroa: Nothing of im-
nortance has yet been done. Every
measure of any congiqaence which
has come up or consideration in its
regular order has been made the
special order for some day next week.
You Will observe on reading yonr
daily exchanges that but one or two
balla have been pnt upon their final
passage in the^ouae, bntgood work, j
remarkably good work, has been
done in the way of defeating a num
her of bills, and thus sweeping them
out of the way of m >ru important
matter. A bill entitled an act to
encourage sheep raising, etc., was be
fore the horse on last Thursday, and
an amendment, allowing one dog,
free of tax, to each head of a family,
was adopted by a handsome majori
ty. The vote clearly foreshadows
the ultimate fate of the bill. It is
the application of slow poison to it
which will in the end it beyond
the hope of a resurrection during
the present scSBiun of the legislature.
L is rather stange, but nevertheless
true, that the most decide 1 opposi
tion to this law comes from the sheep
raising oountiea. I have talked with
a number of senators and represent
atives from the wire-grass counties,
which yon know are the wool grow
ing connties, and have found them
as one man in their opposition to
the measure. The measure will re
ceive its support from the middle
Georgia representatives. The north
Georgia members are seemingly in
different in regard to it, prefering, I
think, not to meet the issue squarely
if they can avoid it The bill was
made the special order for next
Thursday, but yon can safely rely
upon the statement that it is, to all
intents and purposes, already dead.
I cannot, as yet, give yon any re
liable information as to what will
be done with the other pet measure
of the State School Commissioner,
the Moffet bell bunch. I can only
observe that bnt little interest is
manifested either in favor of or in
opposition to it. The bill was read
the third time in the houee on Sat
urday and postponed on account of
the absence of the introducer. This
was one of the several hobbies of
Bib Alston, aud since his death it
is not known who will take the lead
in urging its adopricn.
A bill providing severe penalties
against banks and banking institu
tions—a forfeiture of both principal
and interest—for contracting for or
receiving usurious interest, which
was defeated by a very small m-.jor-
l y last Saturday, was reconsidered
this morning af eran obstinate con
test. The vote this morning indi
cates, I think, a disposition on the
part of the house to enact very strin
gent usury laws.
A bill was sent to the houBe this
morning from the senate which pro
vides the manner of fixing the com
pensation of jurors in all the coun
ties of the Slate, the Constitution
requiring, you will remember, that
this law shall be uniform through-,
out the State. It has not yet been
read iu the house, and I cannot,
therefore, give you its precise pro
visions. This is a measure in which
the people of our county are espe
cially interested and I will make
ev.ry effort to have it passed in time
for the grand juries of August Court
to fix the fees of jurors in our county.
Up to date everything is remark
ably quiet on the N. E. Railroad
bond question, that is, the Hill
Murphy question. From close ob
servation I am confident that Gov.
Colquitt will be exonerated withont
a dissenting voice in either branch of
the legislature. I have not heard a
single expression from any member
which in any way charged or inti
mated that the Governor did not act
in good faith, with perfect honesty
and integrity, in endorsing the bonds
of this railroad. There are a few
members -who would be glad to see
the Governor's high moral character
damaged, his good name stigmatized,
but they dare not, I think, attack
him in the face of the evidence and
the strong current of opinion in his
favor. The opinion prevails to some
extent here that this question had
something to do with the reconcilia
tion of Messrs. Stephens and Hill.
Whether this be true or not, they
can certainly accomplish nothing in
this matter exeept it be to injure the
character and standing of Murphy,
and surely with these men the game
is >nert worth the candle. I will let
you hear further from me on this
qnestiou wheu it comes up for con
sideration. I write hurriedly andean
at present think of nothing further
that would interest your readers.
C. G. J.
Atlanta, Ga., July 7th, 1879.
Dr. A. J. Bril, clerk in the wild
land office, seems to be a citiz u who
might very appropriately be permit
ted to serve the State in another ca-
P ‘city—building railroads or mining
coal, for instance. He is a man oi
too much capacity to be pent up
within the walls of the land office.
It is said that the e'.-ctrc light
used in the Madison Square Gar
dens, in New York, yeild a light
equal to that of 27,500 candles, and
at one-tenth the cost of gas. Bnt
the trouble about the light still i-
its eneonomical adaptability to illn-
miuation on a smaller scale, so as to
be serviceable in dwellings aud busi
Iqwt af m WIN UN Csaurittee-
8*nte Frawi, MUnMni
and aa Indefinite aanaat
We present below some extracts
from the report of the legislative
committee that has been investiga
ting the manner in which the sale of
wild lands for taxes Iras been con
* * * * ♦
After the most careful consider*-
tion we could give it we have come
to the conclusion that the transfer
of wild lands fi. fas. by the Comp
troller-General is unauthorized oy
law. * * * *
The act clearly contemplates no
power or agency between the Comp-
troller-Geueral and the sheriffs, bnt
provides for direct intercourse be
tween these officers. Any transferee
com ng between them is an inter
lope - , and an enemy to every inter
est of the State and its citizens.
In stating these views, we deem
it proper to go further and Say tha*
no title did or could pass at any sale
had urder transferred fi. fas.
There are two good reasons for
this outside of all questions of frand.
First. These sales are conducted
by and dictated as to time, etc., by
unauthorized parties who had no
power to represent the State and the
trne owners, as they seemed to do,
manipnlating the sales and all their
consequences to suit themselves, and
whose interests are in direct conflict
with the interests of the true owners
of the land and the State.
We assimilate these transferees to
a stranger who unlawfully gets pos
session of a fi, tae. and forces the
defendant’s property to sale without
the consent, of, or authority from
the plaintiff who is especially inter
ested in the resuk of the sale, and
which is known to purchasers are
bound to know i t these sales.
The second reason we allnde to,
why these sales were void, is, Gat
when these transferees paid the tax
to the Comptroller-General, snoh
payment instantly became an extin
guishment of the Spate’s claim for
taxes and the power to sell for such
taxes forever extinguished. It was
a payment of the tax, because the
recipts of the taxes was the extent of
Comptroller-General’s authority, and
“a payment of the tax, whether by
the owner or any one else, will void
the sale.” 73 Penn. Rep. 467, and
the other above cited. * * *
We could find no evidence that
the Comptroller-General had any
interest in She transactions except
his charge for costa. But we are
pained to have to report that Dr. A.
J. Bell, a clerk iu the wild land of
fice, and who was the active, manag
ing party to the transfer of fl. fas.
who principally kept the records and
c inducted the correspondence on this
subject, engaged in the speculation.
To what extent, we are not fully sat
isfied. The testimony connects him
wi'h many lots up to a certain point:
lie then disappears.
In one instance he used a ficticious
name on the records as trrusferee,
and thereby reserved the lots char
ged to this fictitious person for his
own benefit. The evidence discloses
all the minutiae o f this transaction.
* * * * *
The proceeds of those sales had
under those C. f«s. have, iu a mitjoii-
ty of cases, been absorbed, wholly or
in part, by the transferees, either by
charging (against the Lund aris
ing from the sale, excessive costs,
which they did not pay, or by pre
tending to he the true owners of the
land, inducing the sheriffs to turn
the excess over to them as such true
owners, and in many instances by
combining both ways. The sheriffs
permitted them to do this under a
circular issued by the Comptroller-
General to them, dated November 1,
1377, instructing them as follows :
“In all wild land sales, the excess of
money, over and above taxes and all
costs, must be paid over to the owner
of the land, if to be found at the
time of the sale, or if the owner is
not to not to he found, then said sum
of money, in excess of taxes and
costs, .must be sent to me to be de-
posited in the treasury to the credit
of the owner as a trust fund.”
Taking advantage of tiie3e instruc
tions-of the Comptroller-General to
sheriffs, in some instances trans
ferees wonld gather up any kind of
titles, however fictitious or fraudu
lent,-made for the express purpose,
and ipresent them to the sheriffs, and
under them claim the entire proceeds
ot the sale.
They yet hold these moneys—in
some cases large amounts. As an
instance of this, we refer to the evi
dence showing that the transferees
in Dodge county retained an excess
of ♦9,142,92, and that Dr. Lott has
retained the entire proceeds of the
sales in twelve connties.
Bat tiie most common wav of de
frauding t he true owners and the
State, t as been in excessive charges
for costs, Iu almost every instance
the trasferees have made contracts
with newspapers to do the advertis
ing by the square, thus getting if
done for abont tec cents a lot, and
when they settled with the sheriff or
the State, they deducted from the
proceeds of the sale from 32 50 to
5,00 a lot, generally 34,00 being
This is, of course, illegal. There
is no law fixing the printer’s fee.
Whatever is actually and in good
faith paid for advertising a levy can
be taxed as costs against the defen
dant in Ii. fas., in these cases, against
the fund arising from the sale of
the land, and no more.
They alvo made contracts with
sheriffs to have the sales made for a
small proportion of the usual costs
lor sheriffs’ levies and sales, and they
charged in th-ir settlements full
sheriffs' costs, and iu many instances
more tliau Sheriffs’ costs.
Sometimes they’wonld charge 00
for a levy of one of these fi. fas.,
when the uct of 1876 expressly fixes
it at thirty five cents. In many in
stances they would charge 33,50 for
making a deed, they being the pur
chasers, and seventy-five cents for re
cording the deed.
♦ » * * *
It has been imp issible for us to
Mr-rtain the amount of this excess
in the bauds of the various trans
ferees. It wonld require the com
mittee many months to ascertain it.
It wonld require a calculation as to
each aud every lot of land.
This is all in a sea of chaos, and
a world of oouftaon. It eon never
be straightened. While we are on
this subject, we resjiectfufly call jour
attention to that circular of the
Comptroller-General to toeriffs,above
alluded to. The act of 1874, section
8, expressly charges the Comptroller-
General with the doty of deciding
who those true owners aie. It is an
official duty cast upon bim that he
cannot delegate to sberifs.
Much of the confusbn that has
grown out of these wildland matters
is directly attributable to this citcu-
We find a great mary frauds of
varioas species ar.d kimls practiced
by these transferees asd others - at
In many instances th^ bailed and
beared the market by nany unlaw
ful means and devices to> numerous
to mention in this repot The evi
dence discloses many ol them. We
are satisfied that a volime of evi
dence of such frauds codd be gath
ered. We were competed to pass
over a great many evidences of this
Kind, because we had uoi the time to
inoludo them in onr iiiesrig.itions.
We only inclnde fair ' samples of
thsm. To nnearth them all would
be au endless task; for, is one of
the heaviest transferees hinseif ex
pressed it while testifying hl'ore onr
committee, “The land snaAs went
every man for himself and he devil
take the hindmost”
There is no record of salesinquile
a number of connties in the Comp
troller-General’s office, the (sansfer-
ees and sheriffs having made no re
turns or settlements with thalofficer.
In some counties sales wee made
by the sheriffs for the transfers > w.tli-
out first making levies, andwithout
even having the fifas in hant on the
day of sale.
The Comptroller-General has al
lowed these excessive costs b be de
ducted by the transferees, i<*twith-
standing he was informed if their
proceedings. He replied to coaplaints
made to him on the subj'-etthat he
had nothing to do with it.
We think tne primary «anc of all
these frauds aud troubles is ittnbu-
table directly to the mi-apprinension
of the law, for had the law beu fully
administered iu its letter anvspirit,
the frauds could uot have bed com
mitted, and there would hac been
no confusion. And if, penhanoe,
the courts or the Legisiatureshould
bold valid or ratify these sje8, we
see no reason why the Comproller-
General would not be liablflto the
State on his official bond Tor al ihese
moneys in the hands of the trans
ferees or others. The State baunot
condescend to litigate with these
hundreds of people nowholdig this
mouey, but should, in the et-ut al
luded to, look directly to theotlicer
whose mistakes diverted it fbm the
treasury, leaving him to loot to the
people he dealt with for his ndem-
We are called on by this -.solu
tion to reportconc:rmng the honeys
arising from the wild laud tiiiisac-
tions. We, therefore, called in the
Comptroller General for a sWoment
of amounts received from thisiource
and he reported that he had revived
from September 1, 1877 tojinel,
1879, 343,713,14; and that je paid
out 333,029,08, leaving imhishands
♦ 10,176,00. We find tliathe hjts.paid
out to these transferees *£,17*26 in
redemption of fi. fas. he had pre-
vionsly sold and transferred Mthem
without any warrant from thi Gov
ernor, but on his own responsbility,
and yet holds in his own hams this
balance of 310,684,00 to pay at the
same way. We think this is ai open
violation of the Constitutioi and
laws of this State. This mory be
came public money the morrnt it
r sed into his hands and eouL only
paid out as the law direcs, i. c.
upon the warrant of the Goernor
countersigned by the Comptoller-
General and paid by the Treturer,
and then only on appropriates first
made for that purpose by the Legis
lature. Art, 3, par. XI, Coustiution
1877, Code 76.
If the law gave the Comproller-
General authority to maki these
trades with the transferees as he
contends, it certainly giveB lun none
to cancel them with the pnblianoney.
This matter ought to be lookd close
ly iuto, as there is no ebeckon the
actions of the Coniptroltr-teneral,
and is rendered doubly iupoitant by
the fact that no cash-bool is kept in
the wild land office—nothiig but
stubs of receipts.
In view of the wholeiale lauds
committed in these transiciiois we
respectfully recommend tha the
Legislature do pass an act decariug
all these sales had under transerred
fi. fas. null aud void, as someif the
courts have already decide^ and
another to withdraw ail protetion
of any statute of limitation, c law
oi prescription from all suchtitles,
or others founded on them, o ema
nating from them;ind thii com
mittee beg leave to continue their
organizal ion for the purpose i pre
paring these bills and reportin them
as soon as possible.
D. A. Bussell,
On the part of the Seiate.
John - C. Maun>,
Parkis D. 1>hs,
On the part of the Louse.
Captain Eads, the scimtfic en
gineer has appeared in a liter to the
New York Tribune win a novel
plan for doing away with lie projio-
sed ship canal acroes the ithmus of
Darien. His plan is to fiek up a
ship at Aspinwati aad has it lodily
across the isthmus to Pacama. lie
proposes a five-track railway with
road-bed forty feet wide aid ai im
mense truck whith one tbotsand
wheels. He will run his trtek un
der the loaded vessel as sh; les in
the dock, and secure the sane here
unto. Then, with a dozen Lrgp siz
ed locomotives he will walk iff with
it like a thing of beauty at to rate
of fifteeu miles an hour, thmijh the
average speed would not, Mr.Eads
thinks, be more than eight miesan
hour. The e-timaced cost o (his
ship railway is only 350,000,00, or
about one-third of the cost of ican-
al across the Isthmus. Mr.Ehds
thinks that he could complet his
railway in five years, and thus give
this generation the benefit (his
scheme if he could commence wra-
Eev. W. A. Florence, formerly of
Oxford, died near Social Circle on
The hunt for confederate gold in
Wilkes county has somewhat cooled
The dark corner of Elbert county
makes the fineet brand of rye whis
ky known to the trade.
Governor Colquitt will deliver an
address at the Martin Institute, Jef
ferson, on Sunday, 6th inst.
The Valdosta Times says that a
newfangled worm has appeared on
the (arms in Lowndes county, and is
doing great damage So corn crops.
It appears that when the corn is
about tasseling out this little green
worm with a 8fcok head pores into
the stalk at the ground and eats out
pith, and the first slight wind
breakes the corn down.
The Colnmbus Enquirer says they
have one cotton mill that supports
The Madisonian thinks Col. Uar
deman wonld make a good Gover
The Marietta Journal reports
more bnilding going on in Cobb
county this year than at any time
since the war.
The report is that Triplett, of the
Thomasvillv Times has returned,
ry lonely, from Tennessee, and says
that Thomasville for the present, at
least, will have no more Tripletts.—
Prof. Henry Schoeller, of Dalton,
has recently composed a beautiful
waltz song, entitled “Gaily I Wau-
der,” and presented it to Mrs. P. H,
Snook, of Alanta in manuscript
The Cuthbert Appeal, alUuding to
the unprecedented drouth iu that
section, says that not three inches of
rain hare fallen in that section since
the first day of May.
The editor of the Athens Watch
man was unceremoniously hutted an-
to the canal by an enraged bull, and
the depraved Chronicle S3ys that that
independent organ, through its edi
tor, was at last obliged to take water,
and feels awfully good over it
Mrs. Mobley, wife of Cononel J.
M. Mobley, of IIa r n« county, died
on Tnursday night.
Father Ryan, the gifted poet priest
of the South, is preparing a volume
of poems for the press. He now re
sides at Mobile, Ala.
The dog law, as it is called, is a
measure of pnblic necessity, whicli
should no longer be postponed in
in deference to the opinions of the
owners of the thousands of worth
less dogs by which the coumry is in
fcated, and whose depredations are
destructive to sheep husbandry, one
of the most profitable and important
industries of the country. If the leg
islature would encourage woolgrow
ing iu Georgia it must discourage
the unlimited increase of dogs. To
do this it should lose no time in de
vising some proper measure impos
ing a tax on dogs and making the
owners of sheep killing dogs respon
sible for their depredations on sheep
tions at once.
Reports from the Western cities
are of unprecedentedly hot weather.
The New Orleans Democrat says
the health of that city this year is
better than it has been I or a decade
and a half, and so far the mortality
from febrile complaints has been
Gen. G. W. C. Lee, upon whom
the mantle of his father, Gen.
Robert E. Lee, as President of
Washington and Lee University,
fell, has sent in his resignation as
President of the University.
The adjournment of congress lifts
a heavy weight from the long de
pressed spiri s of Mr. Hayes. A
man in the possession of stolen
goods can never feel quite at his ease
while the agents of the owners are
around in iarge numbers.— Washing
The United States Marshals
left without any pay for the next
five months at least. It remains to
be seen whether the President will
borrow the money, as he hinted in
one of his vetoes that he wonld, to
tideover the interval
The session ends with the juror’s
test oath law repealed, use of troops
at the polls prohibited and the Fed
eral deputy marshals and supervi
sors without an occupation. The
Democrats have thus attained all, in
substance, that they asked for at the
commencement of the fight.— Wash
A pressing necessity of the time is
an “Association for the Suppression
of Useless Knowledge,” which shall
elimiuato from our conrses of study
more than half the branches which
are now taught iu schools.
From Europe comes the cable news
of a new and wholly unprecedented
visitation, in the shape of a ‘ butter
fly plague” in France. Vast swarms
of butterflies are covering southern
and ceutral France. They first ap
peared in Italy, and recently the
Marseilles coast was covered with
them. A cloud of white and yellow
butterflies passed, the same day,
near Mnntelima station, their passage
occupying fifty minutes, while ttng-
glers followed for another half hour.
The invasion has extended ae for
northward as Alsace.
Judge Hillyer’s exposition oflaw
in the Hill murder case is atracting
a great deal of attention all over the
country, and we have not yet seen
its soundness called in question. In
deed, the consequences of a different
ruling have b- rn each disastrous
fruits on pnblic morels and^ the safe
ty of human life in many of the
states, that, men begin to see that a
return to principles is the only alter
native to a system of vendettas in
which life shall depend on the art
and practice of se’f-delense, and the
whim of anybody who conceives
himself affronted or injured. The
very foundation principle of citizen
ship is a waiver of the natural right
of self-vindication in favor of the
law and the judgment of his peers.
If this waiver is not made and en
forced, courts and juries are a mere
sham—a falsi pretence. We should
return to the lawof the savage—or
ratter to natural law, for even the
savage is controlled in inflicting his
private vengeance by the usages and
traditions of the tribe. Even he dare
not violate them, however mnch the
white man may throw scorn on
courts and jnries. aud unde: tike lo
be his own law, judge, jury aud ex
ecutioner. It is trne that when a
man’s rights are snudenly and vio
lently assailed, and there is no time
Ter a resort to legal remedies, the law
and public opinion justify a man in
substituting natural remedies. But
this right of substitution ceases at
the moment of the recurrence of op
portunity for legal enquiry and re
dress. When any man has this, and
yet assumes to judge his own case,
pass sentence, take his shot-gun and
play executioner, although he may
have had grave affront or injury, yet
he affronts the dignity of the state
still more, and makes himself an out
law by publicly casting off and scorn
ing the restraints and the protection
of law. Should everybody or even
the half of everybody, follow his evil
example, then there is no law bnt
a man’s ability to defend himself,
and no government which is any
thing else but a grievance and an
imposture; for it fails to protect,
while it charges a round price in
taxes for the sham pretense of pro
tection. A government, therefore, is
fatally wanting in self-respect as well
as in duty to the people which does
not deal with this pistoling and shot-
gnn law as it deserves—deal with it
as one of the gravest ot crimes—in
its direct tendency subverting all law
and bringing it into contempt.—Ma
T XJf'f* ^* re lK ? t at Cedartown »hont the
to make photographs
«»d FERROTYPES of all eises and style*.
Haring secured Mr. T, J. Borers, of A thou, a
be first class ** °P eralor * our work shall
IS Card Photographs for $2.00; 6 for $1.50.
1. 3. or ♦* Ferrotypes for 50 cents.
A fine Pictnre in an SxlO Rustic, Ova! or Squn
W y° a lf lmine comply, for $1.25, $1,50. and $2.
Old Pictures Copied at same prices.
iMoworf tl>C ,owest P ricca cver ma dc for first-
Keferences: Onr patrons at Rock mart.
July », 1870. g. G. TENNENT.
_ u <iui; it’ffil, 1870. )
A™*!* p * i “. Karri. C. Lathim, and
J?LT. Ur * €r ’ T 1 **** 8 Latham, haring applied
*Lf? U ^ h 7” of lhl ’ court ' June HU,
18T9. of Ule wHI of V. C. Latham, to which ha
dalma to he an executor, be in- so named iu Mid
wul, you and each ol roe are required and cited to
be and appear at the Ordinary’s office in the Conrt
Mcnae of Haralson county, at the regular August
Tenn, 1870, of the Conrt of Ordinary Tor said coun-
**»• P n, bato of said will. This July
7th, 1878. b. M. DATEN PORT, Ordinary.
The Vsaal 365 Machine Red need to $25.
Game aud Iuectiferoaj Birds.
The wholesale destruction of game
and iusectiferous birds by loafing
negroes, wbo are too lazy to work, is
becoming a seiiuos evil which will
soon result, unless some efficient
check is put to it by a|vpropriate
legislation, in the extermination of
some varieties of our most listful
game, and ill the desruction of sev
eral classess of birds which are most
useful in the destruction of insects
njiirions to vegetation. TL-e increase
of such iusec.s within the last decade
is a notorious fact, and unless some
means are adopted to prevent the
wanton destruction of birds, the
insects will be masters of the situa
tion in another decade. It is only
necessary to suggest these thoughts
to the General Assembly, composed
as it is. of intelligent, pa’riolic men
who appreciate and are- disposed to
supply the wants of the people so
far as this latter can be done l>y in
telligent legislation.—Atlanta Dis
A Celebrated Celebration.
<t& ■ aim on. p-ii
(Norwegian) Cod Liver Oi
Imasilatsly ActssU Dstay
and Bauds l> th« ly«Ur-
(Norwegian) Cod Liver Oi!
Is rsuinnlby tha W.skxl IMihIi.
I. PrM frstn CspIfO.I T».t
U Readily Dig..tsd. Insr g.w *»•» i.
(Norwegian) Cod Liver Oil
G«m OiwptlH, lersfhla.
IwacUtisa, fiwgfca, fiM*
Cimi ii— and la
willson s amolaved
(Norwegian)Cod Liver Oil
is gold only Inlirgq wadifbflbtlkn. VOlooc
i spoiled with • douhlo Bomwabortho w.--xi
“ Ca.obolatxi> ” in nr Wing fh»m yoor Ongji k
and insist on having the ri ht kind.
8ead for Circulars to tbs p£opru-tt«a,
GUEMP MANUFACTURING CO..
u PARK PLACE. NEW YOK L.
. , _ . Bett Silva 1* lit WotIA
Quick cud Startling Ceres.
It Heels Without e Seer.
Allays Pole A Stops Blssdtr
Soothes e Berm or Seeld.
Heels e Get Like Hegis.
I>rews Poise* out of e^Pau *
CONTAINS NO GREASE Al
WASHES OFF WITHOUT fcO*
It ads Inttanfy awl Itice J&vjic.
Foe Sait Ekoae, Sore Three*, tlr i,
Suras, Bcclds. CsU, Wunadu. Pi
4ote Kje, Psisonsai Miags ea i B» »•.
Sarwa Itch, Chappsd Hash. Scr «s-
loes doreo, and any and ovary oth t jrurp -r > fir
vhich a Salve or ointment esi bo Ssotl. ij R .
jhwe’u Cerhelie Bely OisftBoat • •
>nly proparattou that-ran always hefUie.i u-nu.
iaabesnttfnl Jelly-e >: ore 1 article, sold In f has
jottlea with tha sbovo tr»le-msrk.” W.:l out
vhich none Is genuine. Sotoli shat-yout
rist gives you Ijccbav's, as above SsdWbed. Hr-
m ars seat froo on application w tha MtsmSte-
"'"gufmp manufacturing no..
as PARK PLACE, XLW Mt*.
Family Sewing Machine
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST IN THE WOULD.
Too Long in Use to Doubt its Superior Merits.
It makes the shuttle, donbie-thread, lock-stitch,
(the same on both sides of the work*, which re
ceived the hiohest awabd at the Centennial
Exhibition, Philadelphia. Pa,, 1876, Complete
with a i.auger assortment of FUTURES than any
other machine, and Reduced to only $25.
Has Horisontal Shuttle Motion, with Strong
Self-adjusting Shuttle, with New Automatic Ten
sion (novel featarc).
Extra long, large-sized Shuttle, easily removed.
Extra large sized Bobbins, holding lo0 yards of
thread, doing away with the frequent rewinding of
Tne Bhutile Tension la directly upon the thread,
and not upon the Bobbin, as in othar machines,
sad is invariable, whether the Bobbin is full or
The very Perfection of Stitch and Tession.
The upper and lower threads are drawn together
and .ocked simultaneously in the centre of the
goods, forming] the stitch (precisely alike oa both
sidet* of any thickness of work, from light gauze
Four motion under feed—the only reliable feed
known ; feeds each side af the ncetrle.
New Self-adjusting “Take up." ‘No tangling
of thread." or dropping stitches.
Great widtlfof Arm, and large capacity for work.
Adapted te the wants ot family sewing, without
Simplicity and Perfection of Mechnniftn.
Interchangeable working parts. Manufactured
of floe polit-ued steel.
Positive Motion, guaranteeing Certainty ol
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An easy working Treadle. No ezertiou needed, 1
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It has thoroughly established its reputation !
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Agents uell them faster tb;in any other in conac- j t iUKEsLPALWATSS, SftSLlTZl’i.rfiii* ,kL
qut-nct of their being "the Beat at the Louretd — - ■ . — —
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BLACK AS THE RAVE ITS WIN 35
Kavti hdeliUo iut.
Heady: Perfect Black Ns
fust or trouble! It uefi
without pre;«raflon J *>ld
by all drugR’iota aca -L lo»-
Ga-mp Kllg. *
ePxac* « *.
perfect. Inducements offered to Clergymen, Teach
ers, Storekeepers, etc., to act as agent-. Horse i '
liberal terms, circulars, etc. Address.
‘ FAMILY” SEWING MACHINE CO..
julyl0.12t 755 Broadway, New Terk.
Livery and Sale Stable,
6’or. Main £ Prior tstreet.
Afterulf.no ramrlyti so r-riara xm
j rareConmmplIoa »« ptsrv 5nrwi ^ta*
| Cod LKrrOII, Csrbolatnl Ky Wlllsmb
-K rib u< p Bfrtf."»nr. limit.
NBptiv^pt’.ieaui«rrsomcidy i'* r :• lr»
linn sCarKla c«l ‘ .*-1 Liter oil a £»«■ *™i
and tcauy led vth' 'ill dlat
orvparat oa.; are re’Ute i by the .. '1 r •. I im-
trcdia’.riy ' fl'ers intc* ihe t irrnlat«?:.. r* • • ap>
The movement in the direction of
suitable commemoration of the
completion of a quarter of a century
of existence of ihe Republican party
lias given rise to some controversy
as to the genesis oi Uae party.—Bos
A bastard, that knows not its
father, nor the town or even the State
where it was born, need not greatly
concern itself about tbe celebration
of its 25th birthday. Tbe Demo
cratic party has existed us long as
the century, and never stole the
Presidency; never robbed a crushed
people through carpet-baggers; never
produced a Grant administration
whose appointees proved defaulters
to the tune of five millions six hun
dred thousand dollars; nevei had a
Secretary of the Navy, who plunder
ed the Treasury outright to the ex
tent of eighty millions, like “Secor”
Robeson, nor two Secretaries of War,
or any Senator, who had to be re
moved on account of official corrup
tion. All the same let the Republi
cans celebrate; they have done con
siderable, as the fellow did who not
only c adled a field of rye, but stole
the farmer’s horse and got off with
it. If only he won’t come back and
81,6 steal the whole farm, the people will
be willing to join the celebration.—
The Memphis grand jury paid au
unexpected visit to the county work,
house and found a horrible condition
of affairs in existence. Hitherto the
officials had notice of their coming
and everything was in excellent order
—until the visitors left Other grand
juries m other States night profitably
borrow a leaf from the Memphis
The full Senate has seventy-six
members, yet only forty-live votes
were oast on the Jndicial Expenses
bill—six maro than a bare quorum.
A registration law is, in our opin
ion, the most important of the mea
sures mentioned. Such a law has
been found necessary in nearly all
of the northern states where there is
a heavy floating vote, and certainly
no section of the country has as ma
ny floaters now as the south, and the
best interests of the country demand
such rigid regulations as will pro
tect every man in his right to vote
once, and society from the abase of
his privilege. Experience has fully
demonstrated that tbe punishment
inflicted on conviction for voting
more than once does not meet the
necessities of tbe cate.—QainsoiT*
-pe tlr* o? tir- oil au ;'ain aud l>n
i itlr- yr-
a fsrb« Is*
i rsn-i’J, Li
i-ity by the
W. F TREADAWAY, Proprietor.
New Vehicles, Good Stock aud
low prices. Give me a trial.
W. P. LARA MORE.
J. T. FEARS i
L<aramo rc db Co.
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE, TOBACCO
ROME, • - - - GA
at tbe price ot tha orilmary Oils.
It r.tr*H i'on tumpti'in. A*re'Ml», Asrhrii. 2ren
rliitis. Emaciation. Couch . Colds. *!•
nadsll lun* st»;l ron«*Jtnti< a-.! r..tr.yl3
As a Ul.Kxi Pur'aw the C.rK4at-*i • t. ; *»nask-
ablr ctbri.-n*.. Xt.i u-« la Srrr>f lous A.Te-tlens,
Kli •nintJti.-TO. Rickets. Ac . it strong!▼ r jei.xuat^ud-
v»l. I f pari ying p«»wcr isw n icrfut aa CoascBtf.
tio •—<ki*«3«iin6.R - »itfrpqDc itlr «loes, u;-- u Scref
n ous t:;inL
It arts ttpoa tY rational tberTy r.f Immt -.e*.t
ANt*vn*«t Dlcat *H:tr rr BCXLJMty? thj
enabling it tv tar • w oT tbe disease.
S».ld only in -»elgc-nhape-1 bottle*. * T:I.*r“1i
spelled with a d..nblf • L." liwnembfr f: j word
•• Corbola*ed ” in or J-nag from your dm gg **, na - 1
iuwiwt ap o having the right kind.
LIVERY, FEED ana SALE STABLE.
MILLER A. WRIGHT, Proprietor.
Keeps con-tantly on hand to hire. Good Horses
id excellent vel
r Dioveru and
Buggies always c
Real Estate Agency.
Agency is needed in this community, ha?
established one for the purpose of buying selling
and renting, for others. Real Estate such as farms
town property, mines and mining interests. He
will take property to sell or rent and make no
charge for adverasiag or tronble unloss a sale or
rental is accomplished. Any one ha .lag property
for sale or rent will mgke money by contra I ting me.
Millar A. Wright.
*29- Cedartowa. Polk county. Ga.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
On ud SUNDAY. JUNE 9J1K8, the
mine wlU ran on the Rome Railroad ae foljowe:
to Rome at
Leave Rome (Saturday only) at 5 00P11
Retnrn to Rome at « no p v
Webb’s Eestauiant, *
Bakery, Lager fleer, k Ale,
Neatly Opporitc the Ne« Maronie Temple,
Ao. 87, Broad Street, Itmne, Ga
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Oysters, Birds, Game, Fish, Ac in
their Season, and Alwsva fbk
Best the Market Affords
Also Lodgings Furnished Streii-cis.
perhSd 25CUCaCb: LtH, * k ’K* &«»*
V 1 neaa - march 27 tf
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