VIENNA. GA., SATURDAY. JUNE 15 1902.
TWICE-A-WEEK $1.00 PER YEAR
Glass that Graduated in ©ur
Public School t!
Mr. Gordon Burns,
Miss Mattie Lasseter,
Miss Louie Fenn,
Miss Ethel Lasseter,
Miss Jessie Myers.
Miss Fannie Fenn,
Miss Lucia Owen,
U. S. Grant is buried in Greenwood
cemetery, in New York City. A fine*
monument marks his grave.
Chester A. Arthur is busied in
B. B. Hayes is buried at “Freemont,
William McKinly is buried at Can
Theodore Roosevelt is still alive but
Grover Cleveland is-very much alivev
The historic Arlington estate is on
the Virginia side of the Potomac'; op
posite the White . House. This is the
old home of General Robert E. Lee. the
estate once belonged to George Wash
ington, the Custis and the Leefs. There
are twelve hundred acres to this estate.
General Lee’s beautiful home still
stands, General Phil Sheridan is buried
in General Lee’s yard. The government
confiscated this estate and converted it
into a‘ national cemetery, and the Lee
family is now sueing the United States
for taking it as they did.
The proper thing for congress to do
is to make lawB for the living and let
the dead presidents alone.
' J. D. Norris.
THESE KIDS PLAY BALL.
T WO events have occurred within
the last few days that attracted
‘national attention to our presidents
' and Arlington. President Roosevelt
created no little stir and much indig
nation by his memorial address at
Arlington—in this address he had much
to say about lynching in the South—he
went eut of his way and took advantage
of the occasion to insult the South
about something that had no connection
with the Civil war It was in very bad
taste indeed. On the same day ex-
. Governor Jones of Alabama, a native
Georgian made a memorial speech at
the tomb of General Grant, in which
ho. made a grand speech free from sec
tionalism and befitting the occasion.
The whole country is loud in their
praise of Judge Jones’ speech, while
they are equally loud in their condem
nation of the president’s address
Congressman Thompson of Alabama
has just introduced a bill in the House
to have all the dead presidents buried
at Arlington, making a great national
mnnsolonm for % the United States. It
is urged in behalf of this bill that all
countries but'ours have charge of their
dead .rulers. We as a nation have
lead the world in establishing a real'
free republic, and instead of pattering
after foreign countries let us show our
ability to lend other nations in the
treatment of our dead presidents. We
are unalterably opposed to the passage
of Mr. Thompson’s bill. /
So far as citizenship is concerned each
man in the United States is on equality.
Some are richer, some are more learned,
some are superior in gifts and talents
to others—but we are all citizens alike.
That saying that all men are bom equal
is not true; some are bom larger, some
of different collar, some are bom idiots
and some are born very unequaled.
Let each family of the presidents
take core of their dead, and if the
friends and admirers of them desire to
aid in erecting suitable monuments to
them, and caring for their graves, it
would be quite desirable. But let the nol * M
when I was at Charlottesville.
James Madison rests in a beautiful
spot on the old Madison estate, near
Montpelier, Va. Beside him is buried
his wife who survived him almost thirty
James Monroe reposes in Hollywood
cemetery at Richmond, Va. Above the
body is a huge block of polished Vir
ginia marble, supporting a coffin-shaped
block of granite, on which are brass
plates, suitably inscribed, surrounded
by a Gothic temple.
Andrew Jackson is buried in the gar
den of the Hermitage, eleven miles
from Nashville, Tcnn., his wife is buried
beside him. The tomb is a massive
monument of Tennessee granite, eigh
teen feet in diameter, surrounded by
fluted columns and surmounted by an
Martin Van Buren lies in the village
cemetery at Kinderhook, N. Y., in the
family lot. His resting place is marked
by a modest shaft.
William Henry Harrison sleeps at his
home at North Bend, on the Ohio river,
a few miles below Cincinnati, O., in a
John Tyler rests within ten yards of
James Monroe, in Hollywood cemetery
and his grave is surrounded with mag-
ashes of the dead leaders remain un
disturbed. The presidents selected
their own burial places and in most
cases the details of . their burial were
given. It is not right for the govern
ment to ruthlessly break the wills of
these faithful public servants, and
violently disturb their graves in order
to gratify some fanciful and morbid
ambition of a few small statesmen.
This proposed resolution is another step
• In this country there is no national
, cemetery that has the pre-eminence.
Our dead presidents are nearly all
burled in the neighborhood of the
homes they occupied while living. We
have no .Valhalla, no Westminster
Abbey. Our presidents went in the end
to the citizenship that they sprang
from, to the equality of final repose.
Washington’s tomb is a brick vault at
Mt. Vernon, Va., one of the world’s
noted shrines. I will rtever forget my
visit to his tomb.
John Adams is buried in a vault be
neath the Unitarian church at Quine},
Mass., as is also the remains of his son,
j President John Quincy Adams. The
* coffins are of lead, placed in caseB hewn
from solid blocks of granite. Their
, wives are buried with them.
Thomas Jefferson lies in a little en
closure containing some thirty graves '
; among the woods on the road that leads
from Charlottesville, Vs., to Monticello
A granite obelisk, much chipped by
■relic-takers, marks the grave. I hod
, but little time to inspect his grave
James K. Polk lies in the private
garden of the family homestead in
Nashville, Tenn. The grave is marked
by a limestone monument with Doric
columns, a block twelve feet square by
twelve in heigbth, bears inscriptions.
Zachary Taylor is buried in Cave Hill
cemetery, Louisville, Ky. I hove visi
ted his grave.
Millard Fillmore reposes in the beau
tiful Forest Lawn cemetery of Buffalo,
N. Y., and his grave is surrounded by
a lofty shaft.
Franklin Pierce sleeps in the Concord,
N. H., cemetery, and his grave is mark,
ed by a marble monument.
James Buchanan sleeps in the Wood'
ward Hill cemetery at Lancaster, Pa,,
in a vault of masonry. The monument
is composed of a simple bluck of Italian
Abraham Lincold rests in the most
magnificent place of all the memorials
to the dead presidents in the Oak Ridge
cemetery at Springfield, 111., enclosed
in a sarcophagus of white marble,
granite and bronze.
Andrew Johnson lies on a cone-shaped
eminence half a mile from Greenville,
I Tenn., a spot selected by himself. The
handsome monument of marble and
granite bears numerous patriotic em
blems. while the inscription declares,
“His faith in the people never wavered.’
A United States flag was wrapped
around his body when placed In his
Jaynes A. Garfield Is buried in Lake
View cemetery at Cleveland, 0.
Mt Vernon News-
Messrs. Thos Butler, W. I. Butler,
W. E. Tripp, H. D. Royal, J. L. God
win and Reason Royal and their fami
lies all enjoyed an old time -fish fry at
the fork of Pennehatchee and Turkey
creeks a few days ago.
W. F. and C. M. Hall and their sister
Miss Susie, spent Sunday with their
sister, Mrs. D. J. Dunn.
Mrs. J. H. Forehand is on the sick
list this week.
Pretty Miss Estelle Godwin, of Duff,
is visiting relatives at this place.
Theo. and John Butler are on the
sick list at this writing.
Misses Lpis Ward, Rosa and Laura
Hall and their brother Charlie, visited
D. J. Dunn’s family Monday afternoon.
Little Viola West of Houston county
Is visiting her sister, Mrs. II. D. Royal
Prayer meeting at Mt. Vernon every
Saturday night. Everybody is invited
Mt. Vernon school closed Friday the
6th, Inst. The prize winners were Mis
ses Mollie Butler, Annie Clair Lilly and
Miss Maud Butler returned home
Sunday. We are glad to hare her with
Crops are looking fine since the rain
that fell last Sunday night.
The first match game of base ball
played on the Vienna diamond this
season was played Thursday after
noon between the Third Nines of
Cordele and this place.
The game was called ut 3 o’clock
witb.Col. L. L, Woodward us utn ;
pirer, with Cordele to the bat lined
catch; Stewart Ledbetter, pitcher;
Harry Cawley, sort stop; Cawley
Brown, first base;-Clanton Shipp,
second base; George Mansfield,
third base; Dick Scandrctt, right
field; Wm. Bailey, center field and
Willis Shipp, right field.
VIENNA-Gordon Burns, catch
er; Judson Simmons, pitcher; Jack
Sheppard, short stop; Will Shep
pard, first base; Jake Sheppard
second base; John Hargrove, third
base; Brice Heard, right field; Viv
ian Waters, center fieiri and J, C
Powell, right field.
Score by innings.
Vienna 3 o o 1 3 o 3 o *—9.
Cordele o 0300010 4—8.
Jack Sheppard knocked a three-
bagger and made it u home run on
an error. Jack and Jake both
caught a sky scraper.
Stewart Ledbetter, who pitched
for the Cordele boys will no doubt,
grow to be a star amuteur pitcher.
The game was full of ginger and
highly enjoyed by all. A game
will be played on the Cordele dia
mond in the near future.
Mr. Dave Browder, who residfe
on his plantation a little over a
mile west of Cordele, had a lively
and thrilling encounter with two
negro tramps Wednesday morning,
Simon Van, a little black bullet-
headed negro from Tennessee, and
Steve Dixon, who hails from Wal-
ker’sStation. Ga. have been tramp
ing over the country for some time,
getting a living no doubt, by steal
It was about 10 o’clock Wednes
day morning when they struck Mr.
Browder’s plantation, and proceed
ed to get in their little work of
robbing. Finding a house all alone
Steve stood watch'with a big pistol
while Simon entered the house and
appropriated a pair of pants and
a pair of shoes.
But as luck would have it Mr.
Browder, who was riding over his
farm, happened up before the free
handed tourist could make oif.
Steve gave the dlam and broke to
run. He wnsbrderedtohatrlt, and
seeing that he woud not, Mr. Brow-’
der spurred up his horse and caught
up with the thief, and as be jumped
from his horse to take hold of Steve,
the negro threw a big ugly-looking
gun in hit breast and ‘pulled down.’
But, thanks to a kind providence,
the pistol snapped. Mr Browder
then thought ithigh time for “some
thing to be doing,’’ so he went to-
work with a good will, puncturing
Steves yellow hide with pistol bul
lets. Steve turned to run agaift,
but Mr, Browder’s aim was true
and Steve received three bullet*—
one in the head, one in the fleshy
part of the left thigh and the third
in the left foot.
Both of the thieves were captured
and brought to Cordele, where they
were locked up until the could be
moved to Vienna jail—Cordele
Both of the negroes have since
been brought to this c.ty und placed
in jail. The wounded negro is re
ceiving the ciosc attention of tbe
County physician,- Dr. Stovall.
He has high fevers and little hope
is is entertained lor his recovery.
A CARO OF THANKS.
We desire to render oiu- heart-felt
thanks to the many friends who so
faithfully assisted us in the illness of
our dear little one.' Especially do we
feel grateful to the attending physicians
Drs. Bivins and Mobley. We assure
you these kindnesses will ever be most
gratefully remembered, and that we
stand ready to reciprocate at any time.
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