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TLiOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, '8S!t
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ODDITIES OF MARRIAGE.
An Odd Book Made Up from Newspaper
Wnolbridge Odlin’s hook, entitled
“Curiosities of Matrimony,” lias been
published. The book, ns the com
piler says, “is a compilation of such
marriage nnouncements in the last
hundred years ns call forth the most
brilliant wit of the poets.” In his
preface he says:
“This collection of marriage
nouncements has been copied from
old newspapers published within the
last hundred years, of which the
compiler lias examined between 200
and 300 volumes, selecting such as he
thought woi th repeating to the pres
ent generation. The old wits were
famous for punning upon names
which they could utilize for such
purpose, and many of these announce
ments will provoke laughter in spite
of one’s self. * * * * Many
such marriage notice as the compiler
has found have been rejected as too
flat for insertion, and, on the other
band, he found some were rather
too sharp for our modern civilization.
We give the following extracts:
In this town (Concord,) February
1314, Mr. Isaac Hill, one of the
editors of the 1’atriot, to Miss Susan
Ayer, daughter of Copt. Richard
Tito best way, it seems,
I'or the loss of a wile is
wutke.l out tlie other itiy,
Through Cnncoril street t took mv wjty,
I sow i, sight I thought t|tiite rare—
A Hill walked out to take the Ayer,
Ami now since cart It and air have met to
I think there'll be a change of weather.
In Flavervillc, Mass., August, 1829
Cotton K. Simpson, of Pembroke, N.
IT., to Mif» Sarah R. Marble :
.An ojd calculation of gait valid flsa*'’ _* '
' TMo.ves “a stone that is rolling will gather
A happy expedient has lately been th
ious courtship of thirteen days, and
thirty-five days after the death of his
deep ’ sorrow
t marry another.
In West Springfield, Mass., Decern
her, 1820, Stephen Bu inpley, aged 70,
a revolutionary pensioner, to Miss
Sarah Dewey, aged 38.
In ’70 he fought ami bled,
At TO he woo’d and wed.
In Washington, May 17, 1834,
Joshua Peck to Miss Amelia Bushel.
Al/.ookera, bolts and wedding—
What changes of measure marriage makes;
Quick ns a thought, at Hymen’s beck.
A Bushel's changed into a I’eck.
June 20, 1815, in Corroll county,
N. C., by Rev. B. Graves, Captain
William Graves, son of John Graves,
Esq., toMissNaucy Graves, daughter
of General Azariah Graves.
The graves, ’tis said.
Will yield the dead
When (Jahriel’s trumpet shakes the skies,
But if I loti please,
From (iraves like these,
A dozen living folks may rise.
At Herculaneum, Mo., May 23,
1821, John AY. Honey, Esq., to Miss
Mary K. Austin.
From sweet dowers the busy bee
Can scarce a drop of honey gather;
But oh! bow sweet it flower is she
Who turns to Honey altogether.
—Concord (N. II.) Monitor.
dead confederacy and transmute them
into inspirations for future services to
the living republic. [Loud applause.]
Of justice, because it will seek to
gather and preserve as witnesses for
history the unimpeachable facts which
shall doom falsehood to die that truth
may live. [Cheers.] Of justice,
because it will cultivate national as
well as southern faternity, and will
condemn narrow mindedness and
prejudice and passion, and cultivate
that broader, higher, nobler sentiment
which would write on the grave of
every soldier who fell on either side.
“Here lies a hero—a matyr to the
right as his conscience conceived it.”
I esteem it a high privilege to have
my name enrolled with such a brother
hood. My heart’s desire and prayer
to Almighty God is that I may so
live as not to bring discredit to your
ranks, and as lien I am dead to he
esteemed worthy a place in your
memory. [Loud applause.]
A CONFEDERATE ORGANIZATION
which Marble may
[iiflicr and tiillivate
Married at Washington, Ky.,
March, 1814, Mr. .Samuel January to
Miss Pamelia January.
A cold match.
At Black Lake, L. I., February,
1828, James Anderson to Miss Anna
While toasts the lovely graces spread
And fops nroiiHil them flutter, *
I’ll he contented with Anna Bread,
And won’t have any hut her.
In Bozrah, Conn., zVugust, 1819,
Mr. John Bate, of Williamtown,
Mass., to Miss Mary Ann Bass, of the
former place, after a courtship of one
Is this not angling well, I ask,
Such tender bni. to take ? • •
He caught in one short hour a Hass :
The Bass, though, caught the Brte.
Married.—At Williamsburg, on
Friday, April 25, 1853, by Rev. Mr.
Malone, at St, Peter’s church, Mr. AV.
Moon, to Miss Ann Cooke.
lie is not mad, though lunar light
His broth did overlook,
l or lie has gained, to his delight,
A wife that is a Cooke.
“His goose is cooked,” and other maids
May envy her the boon,
Whose tall ambition wished and got
The bright man in the Moon.
In New York, March, 1833. Mr.
Thomas A Secord to Miss Cordelia
“Kctihem, Conklin, If you ran r
•■I hove."say* shu—"HecoriFs the man,”
Married at Bridgewater, December
16, 1788, Captain Thomas Baxter, of
Quincy, aged 66, to Miss AVhitman,
of the former place, aged 57, after a
long and tedious courtship of 48
years, which they both sustained with
In Concord, February, 1825, by
Rev. D. McFarland, .Samuel Payne,
Fsq., of Canterbury, Conn., to Mias
Ruth Barker, daughter of Lemuel
Barker, of this town.
Some females full in love with wealth,
Some with lovely swains,
lint Sarah, in the bloom of health.
Takes to her bosom I’aytic.
In Concord, October, 1809, Jere
miah P. Raymond, of Wcare, to Miss
A constant Hale forever prove
To fan the (lame of virtuous love.
In Boston, April, 1821, by Rev.
William Sabi no, Joseph AVillicot to
Miss Susan AVhitmarsh, after a ted-
Gorclon Greets the Veterans.
The late meeting of the cx-confed-
cratcs of Georgia, in Atlanta, to or
ganize a slate association was anotable
event. The address of Gov. Gordon
on the occasion was short hut full of
pathos, patriotism and love for the
men, who twenty-live years ago wore
the grey. The Governor said :
i I'pMimliw iBwnitii iir of^Tiii
once 1 Invincible and still immortal
confederate army. [Applause!] It
is fortunate for both you and myself
that hut few words are expected of
me to-night; for while my heart is full
and my brain is throbbing with
thoughts of the present, memories of
the past and suggestions for the untried
future, any extended remarks by me
would he altogether unseemly. It is
still more fortunate for you that others
arc to speak, for the wealth of their
utterances will in some measure com
pensate, I trust, for the poverty of
mine. I will not attempt to describe
the feelings that thrill me on meeting
for the first time a convention of con
federates gathered from all portions of
You must know, my brethren, that
to hold a place in your confidence and
affections is both food and sustenance
to my spirit, and almost as needful as
daily bread to my physical man.
Nor will I attempt to describe the
heartiness and completeness of the wel
come accorded you. You must know
that there is not an acre of Georgia’s
soil that will not he honored by the
tread of your soldier feet, and not. a
home in her borders hut would he
made brighter and happier by claim
ing you as a guest. [Cheers.]
. It is fittiug, herhaps, that
state organization should have boon
effected in this capital city. Not
solely because it is the capital of your . (; riu ij u „
state, hilt because of the memories
that cluster around it, and because its
battle furrowed and buttle hallowed
hills will remain a fit memorial of
your peerless valor so long as martial
valor is honored by men or these
everlasting hills shall endure. [Loud
I rejoice that a state organization,
too long neglected, is at last pcrfcclcd.
It is a brotherhood which all honora
ble men must approve and which
heaven itself will bless.
It is political in no sense except so
far as the word “political” is a sy
nonym for the word “patriotic.” It
is a brotherhood over which the geni
us of philanthropy, of patriotism, of
truth and of justice will preside—of
philanthropy, because it will succor
the disabled, help the needy,
strengthen the weak and cheer the
disconsolate; of patriotism, because it
willj cherish the past glories of the
Chicagoans on Tampa.
ClliCAiio, Aug. 10. — Rcprcscnatives
from the hoard of trade and the
lumbermen, the produce and mer
chants’exchanges, who have been in
Florida and other Southern stales
exploring for commercial purposes,
have returned to Chicago. The main
object of the delegation’s trip South
was to consider the feasibility of the
scheme of deepening the Tampa, Fla.,
harbor and making it the terminal
point for South and Central America
and AVcst India vessels. It was learn
ed that the harbor will now admit
ve,y>cl.s drawing twenty-six feet of
w*ilcr witlv Kafefcy-near thc prtrf, and
with the dredging and improvements
which are now in contemplation, the
draughts of vessels may he increased
•to thirty feet.
The magnitude and superior facili
ties of Tampa harbor for a receiving
point were a surprise to every one of
the delegation and they express sur
prise at its not being utilized long ago
for extensive commercial relations
with the South and Centre 1 American
countries. The matter will he repor
ted to the various exchanges nnd they
will he urged to endorse and push
the scheme to its consummation.
The Big Tunnel Done.
K.voxvii.i.a, Ti:xn„ Aug. 12.—The
Cumberland Gap tunnel—one of the
longest straight tunnels in the coun
It is 3,750 feet long, fourteen feet
wide, and twenty-three feet from
to]i of rail to face of arch. Much tim
bering was required in its construc
During its building three very
large and line minor veins of coal
The tunnel is owned by the Knox
ville, Cumberland Gap and Louisville
railroad, which will connect at Knox
ville with the Marietta and North
Georgia, thus giving a through, direct
I and short line to points north of the
^ oln l Ohio river, and the northwest.
The Marietta and X'ortli Georgia
I is being rapidly pushed to completion.
completed forty miles
south of Knoxville, and track is laid
north of Blue Ridge to the Iliawasscc
The Fastest Railway lime.
From the Railways of Kngland.
The question “How fast can a loco
motive run?" Has been a good deal
discussed recently in the engineering
papers. The conclusion appears to he
that there is no authentic record of
any speed above eighty miles an hour.
That s]>eed was obtained many years
ago by a Bristol and Exeter tank eu-
ginc with nine foot driving wheels—
a long extinct species—down a steep
bank. But it has, apparently never
been beaten. It is, indeed, not a lit
tle strango how sharply the line a])
pears to have been drawn at eighty
miles an hour. Records of seventy-
live miles an hour are as plenty as
blackberries. Records of eighty are
execedidgly rare. Records of any
greater speed have a way of crumb
ling beneath the lightest touch.
Address of the Ex-Confederate
Association to Their Country
This association, which virtually
had its inception and sprang into exis
tence at the grave of the nation’s illus
trious general, I>S. Grant, has ap
pointed the committee, whoso names
are attached to this address, for the
purpose of raising funds with which
to erect a monument over the 7,000
American soldiers who died while
prisoners of war at Camp Douglas,
and who now lie in unmarked and
neglected graves at Oakwood Ceme-
tary, near this city, where several
acres have been assigned us through
the medium of the AVar Department,
on which we propose to erect this
monument asa fitting memorial to our
former companions in arms.
And we trust, as it is lifted toward
the peaceful skies, it may he symboli
cal of the sweet and enduring peace
with which a great nation emphasizes
its unstinted brotherly reunion.
These men, during our terrible civil
conflict, wore the gray, fought be
neath a ling that went down in disas
ter and defeat, in a cause that is buried
in the deep grave of oblivion and can
never he resurrected.
• AVhether that cause was right or
wrong is of little avail now, tor we are
again a united, happy and prosperous
people. As we have said, these men
wore the gray, but the fact still remains
that they were American citizens and
American soldiers, and it is the com
mon senUineutut-tbe noble wnfUlberalT
people of this great land of ours that
no American soldier’s grave should he
neglected, whether lie sleeps beneath
the ice and snows of the North or
reposes beneath the (lowers and forests
of the South.
And now, our countrymen, while
yet the echoes of our rejoicing over
tlio sucecessful establishment of con
stitutional republican government in
this fair land, by the wisdom and de
votion of our common ancestry, arc
sounding in our cars, we ask you to aid
us in erecting over these men a monu
ment to commemorate only American
valor, which is the common inheri
tance of us all.
On our committee are the names of
ill ree honorary members of our associa
tion, who were gallant soldiers in the
union army, viz. : Gen. I. N. Stiles,
Gen. Joseph Stock and Charles I’.
Packer, president of the Park Nation
al Bank of Chicago, which is the
depository of the fund.
AA r e request our friends to send con
tributions to the above named hank.
Sums in any amount will lie gladly
received, and they will lie duly ac
knowledged by the secretary of the
Any information in regard to the
matter can be obtained by addressing
either Col. John George Ryan, chair
man, or F. R. Southnmyd, secretary,
room 615, No. 225 Dearborn r.treet,
Chicago. John AVhite, president of
association ; John G. Ryan,chairman;
Charles P. Packer, II. T. Coffee, I
Lee France, Joseph Stockton, I. N.
Stiles, Georgia Forrester, R. II.
Stewart, F. R. Southnmyd, secretary
To the Front.
The City Shoe Store,
(Mitchell House Block. )
Has just opened up
to the young and old
gents the handsomest
line of shoos ever of
fered in our city, in
all styles, from the
narroAvest to the wid
est lasts. Patent
leather shoes, hand
some line of gents’
toilet slippers and
full line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
Oils: “AVhat’s the matter Jack?
You look all worn out.” Jack: “I've
been visiting a young couple with
their first baby.”
In the suburbs of Boston—Mamma:
“Come down fron that JEsculus Ilip-
pocastanum, Elsie ; you will fall and
hurt yourself.” Elsie—"Why mam
ma, this isn’t an .Esculus Hippocust-
anuni! It's an Acer Saccharinum.’
Mr. Sissy—“Awthau, what do you
suppose Mr. Fwcsh meant?” Arthur
“What did he say T Mr. Sissy.—
“Why I told him I was going to get
mawwied ; and awsked what I was
going to wear for my trowscau.”
Mitchell House Block.