Weekly Banner-Watchman Tuesday, march 1886
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T. L. GANTT.
In an interview with a Chicagi
reporter about the prohibition
movement in Georgia, and in dis
cussing the Milledgeville trage.i
the Rev. -am Jones said:
man literally takes liis life in lr
hands when he goes out to talk
lion down there. They blew up my Mo
1,1c with dynamite and sent me threaten
ing letters not to come to Atlanta to talk
There is an old adage that when
a man talks too much he must eith
er tell lies or give utterance to a
great dc.i’. of nonsense. Now, we
do not accuse Mr. Jones of wilfully
misrepresenting facts; but he has
so long lived in an atmosphere ol
excitement and sensations, and has
been allowed such full licsnse ol
his longue, that he sees everything
from his unnatural standpoint, and
does not take time to weigh a great
many ot the statements that he
makes. The utterance from this
minister that we copy above, origi
nating fr*m such a source, and spo
ken in a place like Chicago, is cal
culated to do Georgia harm abroad,
by giving endorsement to the many
slanderous falsehoods told about the
lawlessness of our people by the
emisaiies of the republican party.
These stories had been so success
fully denied that the best people
of the North were disbelieving
them, when here, a great so-called
evangelist—one of our own men—re
iterates the slanders,and, as it were,
clinches them. Now, while we do
not like to dispute the word of a
minister of the Gospel, at the same
tune we cannot permit our people
to be so grossly slandered without
coming to their defense. With the
exception that a little hole was
Mown in the floor of Rev. Sam
Jones’ barn by powder or somi
other combustible—and he says ht
received threatening letters—then
is not one single word of truth in
the paragraph. As to those blood
and-thunder letters, we will
state that no prohibi
tionist in Georgia save Sam
Jones has ever received one, and
there are hundreds ot men through
out the state who are lighting liquor
just as hard, and have none and art
still doing much more effective
work for the cause, than the Rev.
Sam Jones—only they don’t make
one tenth the fuss uliout it. Von
never hear of these parties having
barns blown up with dynamite, or
ot their receiving ku-ktukish com
munications. From the abusive
epithets that Mr. Jones applies tc
liquor dealers, to men who take a
tliink, and even those who see fit
to vote against prohibition, it speaks
volumes for the law and order of
Georgia and the high regard that
even these maligned classes have
forthe representatives of the church,
that lie has not met with persona!
violence long ago. Rev. Sam Jones
lias publicly abused, like pickpock
ets, every man who has anything to
do with whisky, and even w’ent so
far as in Millcgeville to counsel re
sistance and bloodshed at the polls,
when there has never been the
slightest excuse for it in any of the
prohibition elections ever held in
Georgia. And yet he has traveled
over the state at his pleasure, and
has never met with the slightest
afliont. As to those threatening
letters, they were evidently written
bysome irresponsible party or crank
lor it is characteristic of the Geor
gians that they are not afraid to
utter their sentiments to a man’s
face. It is singular that no other
prohibitionist ever receives such
missives. Injustice to the anti-pro
hibitionists of Georgia we will state
that in every instance they have
accepted defeat like good and law-
abiding citizens, and without a mur
mur. As to bulldozing at the polls,
just about as much of this has been
done by the prohibitionists as the
liquor men, and even then the only
excitement ever witnessed at elec
tions is an occasional argument over
some colored suffrage-slinger, and
it is always conducted in good feel
ing. The only places where *e
hear of dynamite, bloodshed and
trouble in Georgia are the counties
Our correspondent, ‘’Oglethorpe,”
has struck the key-note of the cause
of the impoverished condition ot
the Georgia planters, viz; paying a
asurious interest on all the supplies
necessary to run a farm—and in our
cotton belt “farm supplies” means
everything that is consumed on a
place by hands and stock, besides
.11 manner of agricultural imple
ments, from a hoe-handle to a re
viving harrow. Nothing is raised
i manufactured that can be boughr
, the store, every moment’s time
t all hands being devoted to pre
paring for, making and saving the
cotton crop. And when we con
sider, as “Oglethorpe” says, that
planters ‘ pay lrom 50 to
per cent, interest and
profit on such a multitude of
articles, all to be liquidated by rais-
ng cotton at a price but little, if
iny, in advance of actual cost of
production, it is a mystery to us
hat Southern farmers have kept
join being ruined so long; and it
ceitainly proves that there is a big
profit in farming in Georgia when
t is legitimately and economically
conducted. Why, there is not an*
other business on earth that could
stand the assessment our farmers
are paying, and hold together two
years! But the merchant is no
mote to blame for charging these
extortionate prices for advances
than the planter is for paying them.
It is the rule of trade the world
over to make a man pay for the
risk you are running, and there is
certainly a big risk in selling goods
to one who is willing to pay such
an interest as the farmer consents
to do. The very men who most
complain about extortionate prices
would be the first to practice the
same tactics had they a store. But
the merchant has suffered just about
as badly as the farmer, and when
you find one who has succeeded by
selling goods for big profits on time,
vou can pick out fifty that failed.
They h*ave a fortune in notes and
accounts, but most of them are not
worth the paper they are written
on. Of late days, the merchants
have learned a lesson, and are get
ting more particular about to whom
they sell. As a consequence, the
titles to lands are fast passing from
the farmers to merchants; the mer
chant tiansters them to his factor;
and the factor in turn to the North
ern capitalist. Thus we see our
lands slipping from the control
of the original owners, who, in a
few years, will become seifs and
renters on farms that they once
owned. This is a gloomy picture
but a true one. It is not free nig
gers, guano, or even cotton raising
that are ruining the South, but bad
management on the part of farmers,
and their consenting to pay such
enormous profits on wnat
they buy. The only thing
that can and will save the
country is to cut our large planta
tions up into small tracts, and then
let each man farm according to his
means. We have been trying to
bore with too big an auger, and
aie thus forced into debt. If a man
is operating a ten-horse farm, and
has the means to only run one plow,
let him sell off nine head of his stock
and keep within his depths. He
can then gradually increase the area
as his means permit. It will be
hard for our old citizens to practice
such retrenchment, but they should
make this sacrifice of their pride tor
the purpose of setting a good exam-
pie to their sons. It is ridiculous to
talk of buying supplies on time and
paying for them by raising cotton
at the prices of the past few years.
V ou have tried it to your sorrow,
anl now find ruination staring you
in the face. Settle your old debts
the best you can, sell off your sur
plus stock and chattels, and then
take this mooey and buy what you
need to run your farm for cash.
Then try to make it self-sustaining,
with cotton as a surplus crop, and
if it gets down to five cents per
pound you are not hurt, for
that cotton does not belong to a
merchant, and you can sell 01 hold
it as you like, without fear of being
dunned every time you go to town.
If our farmers will only keep with
in their means, they will be pros
perous and happy. Few men can
even pay 8 per cent and work to
any advantage on borrowed capital;
and here are farmers t. \ mg to do
business and pay 50 per cent, and
It is not an unusual thing in
Southern towns to find that the per
centage of deaths among the color
ed population is twice as great as
among the whites.
Sam Jones is meeting with some
opposition in Chicago. The mem
bers of the church do not fancy his
rough way of speaking, and rise up
in the audience and call him to
“Of the immigration from Eu
rope, nearly 90 per cent, is social
istic, especially among the Germane
and Bohemians,” says a man who
is posted. And, of such material
as this will Prof. White manufac
ture his “white peasantry” for Geor
Laborers on the Panama canal
are dying at the rate of torty a day,
and 14.600 yearly. Out .of thirty
Frenchmen who arrived at the
works on October 29, fifteen are
dead. This would be a good place
foi China to send her surplus pop'
ulation, instead of foisting it on the
Congreseman Wollord, the Ken
tucky Union General who made a
strong speech Saturday in favor of
pensioning ex-President Jefferson
Davis as one of the greatest of the
Mexican war heroes, appears to
have paralyzed the bloody shirt pa
pers. They have had very little to
say on the subject
A prisonei set up a distilling ma
chine in the Allegheny (P«.) peni
tentiary and operated it on wheat
and rye picked up in the prison
yard. He thus managed to make
spirits enough to keep his spirits
up for six months, when his time
expired, and he kindly presented
his invention to the officials, who
had never suspected its presence in
ipevrhes. Where he keep''
' of fetlin.' orev-o
invaded by Rev. Sam Jones, and
where he made his unnecessarily j over! As an excuse for failure they
1-ving it on our worthless class
■r, guano and everything else
<lie right cause—their own
.anagement. Look around in
ar neighborhood, and you will
e every farmer who has adopted
the cash sys'em doing well, while
those who buy on time are tottering
on the brink of ruin. An adoption
of the cash system will be better
of a proli
-i t tki
his own hands down in Go, -
as ridiculous as it is false, and no
one ought to know it better than
Mr. Jones. We will wager that he
cannot get a truthful man in the I for not only the farmer, but the
state to endorse his utterance. We
do not ki o.v a spot in Georgia that
we would be afraid to-morrow to
visit and deliver a prohibition argu
ment, and would be sure to meet a
courteous reception from the liquor
men as well as our own side. Such
incendiary and insulting discourses
as Mr. Jones is delivering aie calcu
lated to create bad blood and stir up
strife on any subject, for few men
will long stand public abuse with
out resentment. It seems to us
that Rev. Sam Jones, not satisfied
with the notoriety that he has gain
ed, now wants to mould himself into
a martyr, but it can never be done
by wilfully slandering hisown state
and people to their political ene
The Ac worth News & Farmer
says that the race for congress in
the 7th district will be between
Judge Joel Fain and Hon. J. C.
Miss Paine, the Detroit lady who
has bewitched Senator Jones, has
$2,000,000 in her own right, and is
prospective heiress to $10,000,000.
The "blick" spots are being rap
idly wiped out of the prohibition
.map of Georgia.
merchant and the country gener
ally, and we must sooner or later
come tu it or accept ruination. So
long as you are trying to farm be
yond your means, it is a matter im
possible to pay as you go, but you
should “cut your garment according
to your cloth.” Our fanners must
either draw in, or consent to become
hewcis of wood and drawers of
water for alien landlords. When
thai time comes, they will realize
the worth of their lands.
John Jones, a negro with s pistol, had
it to discharge. The ball struck him in
the forehead, but did no harm.
All the fish in Long branch hare died.
The Mavpops hare all been killed.
Major Freeman is 60 years old, and
has lived under every president of the
Mr. M. A. Pharr hauled nine bales of
cotton from his plantation on one wagon
Onr friend Smith, the revenue man,
denies having an addition to his family
It is another member of the Smith
Mr. I). S. Cosby, father of Will Cosby,
was stricken with paralysis.
Cotton will sell next fall for $30 per.
The old Walton house, near town, was
destroyed by fire Tuesday.
Dr. Gresham, formerly of Woodstock,
has moved to HelenA
We heard a man say he had five acres
of wheat for which he would take one
Married, on Sunday last, Mr. Aleck
Smith to Miss Cora Aycock.
Mr. Dudley DuBose will purchase the
Toombs residence. It will lie thorough
ly overhauled and the house remodeled.
Mr. Will Cosby, who shot himself at
Sharon, some weeks ago, while trying to
steal a girl, is improving rapidly, and will
soon be ready for his duties.
We are reliably informed that a party
of five men have been camping out near
the spot of the Confederate gold robbery
for a week or more with guns, dogs, etc.,
and say they are on a hunting expedition.
Mr. S. A. Waller's little son went to
his bird trap, finding one bird in it and
two snakes at the trap. He ran back
home to tell the news, and when he got
back the snakes had gotten the bird out
and killed it.
Mr. Emil tiotheimer bought 320 bales
of cotton this season. He sold not long
since, and says he lost $1,000 by holding
for a better price.
Dr. W. L. Spratlin, of Centerville, has
gone into the mercantile business.
I!. J. Myer, of Oglethorpe county, is
the finest shot in the state.
Six shares of Georgia railroad stock
Mr. W. L. Keough paid the Lowe
Bros, a a debt of $30 for goods bought of
their father fifteen years ago, and long
Mr. Jim Howard resided for a num
her of years in a house without any
door, crawling under the sill of the
house through a hole under it
Miss Lollie Latimer’s throat is again
troubling her. She speaks of going to
Dr. Calhoun for treatment
An old negro woman on Mr. E. A.
Turner’s plantation is one hundred and
fifteen years old.
A Wilkes county farmer said that “not
one of his oats had been killed.” When
asked how he managed to save them he
replied, “I kept them in the house. 1
Sheriff Callaway has recovered his
gun that was taken from him by a pris
oner. Mr. Charley Wheeler, formerly
of this place, but now in business at 1‘ow-
ellton, Warren county, bought the gun
from a negro, paying six dollars for it.
Mr. Anthony Johnson, of Elbert coun
ty, who is eighty-four years old, while on
his way from Washington, where he had
been to buy supplies, went by Mr. J. J.
Wilkinson's and undertook to go a
through way to Mallorysville. He miss
ed the way and was found at nine o'clock
at night by Mr. Joe Shepherd, back of
his house, completely lost. His son
missed him on the road and became
alarmed for his father's safety.
[Home Jnuraaland Herald.]
Rev. Mr. Downs, of Oconee county,
will preach every second Sunday in each
month at Atkison church, Macedonia.
Mr. Steve Gillen, while cutting wood,
was painfully hurt from a piece flying up
and striking him on the head.
Mr. Cramer, an Atlanta mechanic, who
has resided near Woodville for some
time, spoke on the greenback issue at
the court house, in this city, on last Sat
urday, to a moderate sized audience.
An excursion of New York fanners
will shortly visit Greene county with
the view of purchasing lands, and the
number and respectability of those com
posing it “will remove any fear that they
are mere cheap excursionists willing to
impose on the hospitality of the people
without intending to invest”
On last Friday night,at Mr. Vase Mc
Whorter’s, two negroes were gambling
for money, namely, Berry Adams and
Jim Waller. Berry won the game of
cards and asked Jim for the pay. He
refused, saying it was not a fair game.
This caused a dispute. When Jim start
ed off without paying, Berry took his
revolver in his hand, saying, “Give me
money or your life!” Jim still refused
to pay him. Berry cocked his pistol and
fired, the ball passing through Waller’s
head. He died in a few minutes after
Mr. F. F. Nowell and Miss Ada Carith-
ers are married.
Dr. F. S. Colly died at his home in
Monroe on Saturday.
Mr. Egon T. Moon, of Logansville, was
admitted to the bar.
Mr. W. C. Cox got his middle finger
Mr. Stephen Felker was slightly hurt
last week by a fall from the court-house
Peek and McCalla are being talked of
in Rockdale as candidates for the state
An immense amount of guano is being
hauled into the county.
On a Wednesday, nearly two weeks
ago, Mr. W. H. Wood, who lived near
the line of Walton and Gwinnett coun
ties, left his home and was not heard of
until the Sunday following. In that in
terval the country was being scoured by
his friends and relatives, hoping to find
some trace of the missing man. It turn
ed out that Mr. Wood went to Conyers,
where he sold his horse for $100, and
took the train for Chattanooga. From
that point he wrote his wife that he had
lost or been robbed of all but $20 of his
money, that he was going to Corinth,
Miss., and for her to sell their effects and
follow him. By his friends, Wood’s ac
tion is considered surprisingly strange.
Sheriff Owens has only two birds in
Miss Lena Mullikans, of Gillsville,
has a fine school at the Porterfield school
J. T- Garrison has sold out his entire
stock of merchandise to W. B. Mason,
late of Fort Madison.
R. W. Haulbrooks happened to the
misfortune of getting his blacksmith and
wood shops consumed by fire on the 21 th.
Mr. R. A. Eckles will soon open his
Rev. W. R. Goss, who has been quite
ill, is improving.
The cotton receipts of this place will
amount to 13,000 bales this season. They
aggregated about 8,500 last season.
Mr. Merritt, of Cleveland, Ga, was in
town Wednesday looking out a location
Messrs. F. G. Moss and P. Y. Duck
ett returned from Augusta, Wednesday,
full-fledged M. D’s. Mr. W. P. Harden
has also returned from Atlanta with the
same honorable title.
DID NOT BUY.
Col. James M. Smith writes us that it
a mistake about his buying a half in
terest in Perkins’ saw mill, below Au-
gustA He was negotiating for it, but
did not trade.
No other medicine is so reliable as
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for the cure of
colds, coughs, nud all derangements of
the respiratory organs tending toward
consumption. It affords sure relief for
the astumutic and con lunation, even in
ailvaaeed stages of disease.
COVINGTON AND MACON.
The Covington and Macen railroad is
now in such a condition as to warrant the
commencement af the laying of the rails.
About fifteen miles have been graded,
and arrangements have been made for
the trestling and stone work. The con
tract for the bridge a oss the Ocmulgec
will be let in few d;.» s.
1 Reals ter.]
Marriages: Mr. W. A. Stancil and Miss
Emma T. Green; Mr. Samuel McDaniel
and Misa Beulah Herndon.
Dr. Mclntire will probably move to
town this week. We are glad to note
the improved condition of his health.
The excitement in reference to the
Toccoa tragedy is subsiding.
We regret to announce the recent
death of Mrs. H. J. Cox.
A fine sorrel horse with a blaze face
was found dead in a secluded place, in
the neighborhood of Comer’s mill,
few days ago. No ore knew the horse or
anything about how he came there.
Judge Bowers has just received iron
enough to lay three-fourths of a mile of
track on thcCarnesville railroad. The
stockholders have treated him shameful
ly in withholding their subscriptions.
A new school house hAS been built
near Union Creek church, and the pat
rons have secured the services of Mr.
Elliott, of Elberton.
The gin bouse of ex-Sheriff Wm. H
Adams was burned a few days ago.
Mrs. Elizabeth Black, relict of John
W. Black, died at the residence of her
son-in-law, Mr.Thomas J. Campbell, near
Elberton, on Saturday night last. She
was in her 79th year, and was a highly-
A negro on my place in Lincoln coun
tv was bitten by a mad dog on January
15th last—went mid on Friday, 19th of
this month, and after the most horrible
suffering, died on Sunday, the 21st. Dr.
Jas. E. Bell pronounced it a clear case of
hydrophobia. Now, Mr. Editor, I think
if you had seen the case, when it took
three strong negro men to hold a 10-year-
old boy in the bed, you would use the
influence of your paper to have a dog
tax. What it takes to feed the dogs of
the county would raise meat enough
feed half the county. Respectfully,
D. It. Cade.
Of the 4,000 Presidential offices
it is learned that President Cleve
land has filled since his inauguration
between 1,800 and 1,900. About
1,200 of these appointments were
to fill vacancies by death, resignation
or the expiration of terms. In the
remainder—643 in number—he
“suspended” officers before the ex
piration of their four year terms and
appointed men of his own selection
in their places.
The Chinese of Wyoming terri
tory have filed claims to the amount
of $147,700 for property destroyed
in the riots there in September last.
The claims for damages to the Chi
nese at places in Oregon, California
and Washington Territory will prob
ably be much larger.
Hands are putting the slate roof on the
W e are sorry to learn of the death of
Mr. T. A. Nunn.
Dr. W. P. DeLaperriere has moved his
store to Hoschton.
Married, Mr. W. C. Year wood and
Miss Josie Lyle.
There is quite a striking resemblance
between Judge Martin and Rev. Henry
Mr. W. J. Whitehead, of Jug Tavern,
has bought a farm in Wilkes county, and
will go down at once to take charge.
Mrs. W. S. Brock received the sad in
telligence of the death of her brother,
Johnson Freeman, who died suddenly of
heart disease,on the 9th of February last,
The Oconee agricultural club has
abandoned the project of buying guano
direct from the manufactory, and will pat-
ronize borne agents.
Major Joseph H. Adams, a man 72
years old, with hit silvered locks, plows
from sun up till sun downjike a 16-year-
old boy. He is a living evidence of
what prudence and temperance will do
for a man.
Bairdstown hasa Greenback club with
We are saddened to chronicle the death
of Mr*. Will Farmer.
There are eighteen regulrr boarders
the Roane House.
Miss Janie McCarty opened a school
Corn will generally be planted two
weeks sooner than usual.
It is thought a little blockading is done
in lower Goosepond.
The county commissioners have made
a road leading from Thos. T. Herndon’
to the railroad at F. T. Berry’s.
Mr. F. T. Berry is now offering for sale
his entire plantation, between seven hun
dred and a thousand acres, at ten dollara
Mrs, Gunnels, a sister of Mrs. J.
Bacon, of this place, died suddenly
Harmony Grove Monday night last.
A mad dog passed J. S. Callaway’s last
weed, which bit all the dogs on the
placo. Percy McCommons killed seven
dogs the next morning.
Mr. Web Thaxton and Miss Fannie
Johnson, of Simston district, are married;
also. Miss Kate Young, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. W. Young, and Mr. T. J.
Jackson, of Wilkes county.
“That is Just about the conclusion a am
veamg to .* mysejf, general,” said Carey,
A TOUR TO EUROPE.
Quite a large party o. r ladies has been
formed in Athens to go to Europe. The
ladies will leave here immediately after
the Lucy Cobb commencement, and will
be gone about two months. They intend
visiting all the important places in Great
Britain and on the Continent, and arc ex
pecting a very pleAsint trip.
GEN. JACK S DIAMOND.
Pretty much everybody hat heard of Gen.
Jack’s penchant for diamonds, and a great
many of us know the man himself, a sturdy
character, sound and firm on his feet as a
horse-block. A florid face, rather Ixard, a
square chin, determined lips closing over
white teeth, cold gray eyes looking right at
you from under a hedge of eyebrow sandy
in color, dusted with gray, a large straight
, broad and fleshy—you’ve 6©en the
Dressy in his way, but not as gentle-
dress, and wearing rings upon his fat
white fingers, and a big diamond in his ex
pansive shirt-front His voice is deep and
stem, rather hoarse, too, and harsh; its
volume is tremendous when it comes
freighted with a crash of oaths. Gen. Jack
is self-made; began as driver of a pair of
mules on a canal route, then took the lion-
car of Herr Broscher’s menagerie, became
finally ring-master to a circus, owner of his
own circus, keeper of a livery stable,
millionaire, art patron, political leader. His
wife was on the stage once, and a charming
creature she is; and Gen. Jack is universally
known and liked by the profession—but it
is about Gen. Jack’s diamond I am to tell
“First thing I ever bought,” says Gen.
Jack, “when 1 got to be ring master, after
I was properly fitted out in the clothes de
partment, was a diamond, and I’ve been
buying ’em ever since. It’s a weakness,
and I’ve paid for it Tiffany's people al
ways send for me when they’ve got in any
thing new, and the Amsterdammers know
It is said that those who want to come it
over Gen. Jack—no easy thing to do—al
ways approach him on his diamond side.
He takes it as a compliment to be asked to
show his collection, and does show it But
he is a good judge of character far all. The
story goes that some thieves conspired to
rob him by profiting by fcb pleasure in
showing his treasures. There were
three of them—nobby jRnglish fellows
—who came ffver expressly to do the
job, and thoroughly posted. They
made his acquaintance at a down-town hotel
where he is often to be found, and in dne
course procured the invitation to see his dia-
monda They claimed to be sporting men,
ardent turfites, but connoisseurs in such
things. They came to Jack’s house one
forenoon, in a coach, and he received them
alone, opened his safe, displayed all his
treasures, went into their history, etc.
“This,” ho said, “is my Golconda specimen
—not very large, but remarkable for its
brilliancy and pure water. This is my Bra
silian—it is a bi toff color, a suspicion of a
canary tinge—” whack! smack! tL-vack!
“You would, would you!” and with three
successive blows of his fat fist, his three
English visitors were knocked down and put
hors de combat. It was a mere suspicion on
his part—something ho saw in the mm's
facee, read in their eyes—but it saved his
diamonds. He summoned aid, locked the safe,
secured the men, and found th. u fully
armed—pistols, burglar tools, handcuffs,
rope, gag, chloroform, red pepper. He dis
armed them, bundled them into the coach,
and gave them twenty-four hours to leave
the country. “As you came here on my in
vitation, I won’t cache you, but—git!” md
he still preserves the gag, the handcuffs and
the cayenne among his trophies.
One day Gen. Jack a visitor, a man
of 40 years, with grizzled hair and a stoop
in his shoulders—a pallid face, somewhat
bloated from long indulgence in liquors.
“You don't know me, Gen. Jack!” said the
Married, Mr. S. J. McDaniel to Miss
Beulah Herndon, all of this county.
As one of the effects of prohibition in
Franklin county, our calaboose has been
converted into a useful institution. One of
Dr. H. D. Aderhold’s fine red Jersey
sows had a litter of pigs in there last
week, using the old blankets for bedding.
This is much bettor than to have drunk
en men in it.
Sheriff McConnell settled a case of
assault and battery one day last week in
a summary way. A negro boy was un
der arrest for hitting a white girl with a
rock, and, by consent of the parties, the
negro boy received thirty lashes at the
hands of the officer, and was sent home
and put to work and the warrant was dis
Cholera has been discovered in
Tbe general was puzzled a good deal.
“Hombre, I’ve seen you somewhere. Stop
—I have it! Good Lord, Cary, what have
you done to yourself if”
“It's fifteen years ago, general,” said
“Only fifteen! Zounds! You were a hand
some young fellow then; I thought you
were a genius. And your wife was lovely.”
“Do n’t mention the past—she’s a wreck-
six children to care for; and I am—what
you see. I want you to do something for
me, before the black dog devours me.”
“Hombre, it f s the drink that does it”
“I want you to ^ave me from the drink,
“This man” (the general says, when he
tells the story>—“this man, Mark Cary, was
what you might truly call one of these here
geniuses. When I knowed him—and loved
him, too, as everybody had to do—he was
editing a neat little paper in a Virginia
town and happy as a June bug. One of
your A polios—tall, square, a step like
a spring-board, blue eyes full of
fire, Hyperean curls like—a man, every
inch. The things he couldn’t do with the
dumb bells were n’t worth trying—he could
beat my best roan at the square leap—sat a
horse like a Center ora Cotnanchy—and
put a pen in his hand, or call on him for a
speech, and, by sounds, you couldn’t mate
him nowhere. I used to get him to* write
my bills and advertisements for mo—he’d
been a treasure in that line if he’d only
taken wages. As for poetry—well, I’m no
judge, but if he couldn’t pump all theee here
centenniaUers, I’m Dutch! His wife was
just the sweetest little lady ever you see,
and could pour out tea like an angel, AjxA
now here he was, gone to seed.
“How came it, Cary!”
It was the war, poverty, sickness, long
struggles in adversity, long lassitude and
km of spirits, chagrin, all that turned in.
“I think I’m gone, general, but Margaret
won’t hear a word of it She told me to
come to see you and ask you to help ma”
“Where is the little woman, Mark!”
He named a wretched tenement house.
Gen. Jack drummed on the table with his
fat fingers a moment “Notin want, I hope,
Cary !” said he, at last *
“Not quite, general; but the times are
hard; I can’t get away, and there’s no tell
ing how long it will be before that comes,
‘.‘Come, let's go and see her,” said
general, and Cary, without a word, led the
way to his poor lodgings.
The general does not say much about the
interview that ensued, but I know from
other sources that the wife and children had
» good supper tnat night
“Come to my office-down town, here’s
the number-to-morrow at 11, Mark, and
y°^ Madam, im see* yon
apjhi,” and the general withdrew.
. ^®jbere,Mark,*’agtfdthe general next
“j 0 ® <k>wn. The little woman
can* do anything with yon, and your own
backbone's turned to injun-rubber. Yon
ain’t.worth a n
“I know better!” cried Jack, vehemently
pounding tbe table with his fist; “I
to take you in hand nowand make a man
of you!” . '
“I wish to Heaven you would!” cried
“I mean to! You’re the very fellow
I’ve been looking for this year or more.
You’re honest and capable—you know
all about geology, mineralogy and
that sort of thing, don’t you!—
If you don’t you can learn—stop! Listen!
You are up to my diamond passion—well,
there’s where I want you! I want a man
—an honest man—a capable man—to go to
South Africa for me, and find me the biggest
diamond there—a dozen of them, if you’re
so minded! Will you go! Stop! I’ll take
care of the little woman, if you do, and
provide for her if you don’t comeback.
The sea voyage will give you a chance to
taper off, drop the drink, build yourself up
and ail that; when you get there you’ll bo
all right again, and then you can use your
brains in finding me that diamond. I’ll
pay you good wages, and all you find is
mine Is it a bargain! Strike hands on it
if it is!”
“If Margaret says yes, I’ll go, general!
And God bless you anyhow’.’
“Come home to lunch with me then, and
i’ll ask her—she’ll likelv be there.”
Not only she, but all the enuaren were
there, and in the newest of clothes, for Mr.
Jack had been at work too, and Mrs. Cary
told her husband, with tears in her eyes,
“We needn’t go back to that dream of hor
ror any more.”
So it was all settled in a few minutes.
Cary’s family was to have the cottage on
the general’s farm and an ample allowance,
the eldest boy and girl to go to school, and
Cary himself to go after the big diamond.
In a week Mark Cary sailed, with a chest
full of books in which to study up the sub
ject, and the little woman and her children
were happy on the farm—happy, at least as
they could be, with Cary away in quest of
a big diamond.
How did that quest fare! I must let Gen.
Jack tell it in his own way, as he takes th#
key of his safe from his pocket, preparatory
to opening it, and stands on the hearth be
fore the grate, warming his stout calves,
and emphasizing his narrative with gestures
of the key.
“Never was mistaken in a man in my
life, before that! Made all my money by
looking in people's faces to see if I could
trust 'em or na And this here Mark Cary
—well, there’s half a million o’ diamonds,
great and small, in this here chist, let alone
bonds, and I’d left him here with the safe
open and notxxiy else in the house, and gone
off say to Europe or the Sandwich islands
perfectly easy. But, you see—well there’s
such a thing perhaps as tempting people too
far. Cary got along splendid at first He
wrote to his wife and me regular all along
the voyage, any when he got to the cape he
sent a photograph that we might; see how he
was spruced up. I could see the old curls
was coming back to his hair, the old fire to
his eyes, and the old roundnese to his cheeks
—and the little woman was more in love
with him than ever. He went up country,
and by and by his letters began to come
regular again, and diamonds, too—small
ones, but one or two good,size ones, so that
in their sum they might be taken to be
worth full as much money as I had put up
for him. One day he sends me a real brill
iant two-carat fellow and simultaneously
draws on me for £500, saying ho was going
to another place in hope to find a diamond
worth the venture.
“After that no more from Mark Cary.
More than a year went by, and not a word
did I get from him, nor did his wife no
more than me. The little woman was well
nigh crazy, and, as I had no good news for
her, I didn’t tell her any. I had written in
a private way to*a correspondent of mine at
Natal, and heard what I was afraid of—that
Cary had gone all to the bad again—and it
cut me deep; but I never let on, not even to
my own wife. No news—eighteen months
and more went by, and not a single word
from Cary. I kept out of the little woman’s
way all I could, for the sight of her would
have distressed a politician, let alone a stone
wall; but one stormy night she burst in
upon my wife and me, os wild as she could
be. ‘Gen. Jack,’ she says, wringing her
hands, but never shedding a tear, and turn
ing on me, a face I couldn’t look at for the
pity of it; ‘Gen. Jack, I can not be the pen
sioner of your bounty any longer! You are
the best man that ever lived and I’m the
most wretched of women, but that’s no
son why I should keep on imposing upon
you.' So I says to her, ‘What’s up!’ for I
was pretty sure now she had news of Mark,
and nothing good. ‘Have you heard
from Cary!’ ‘Gen. Jack,’ she says,
solemn like, ‘I know my husband is
dead! I know that he has been false to you,
and it killed him! It’s killing me!' I was
struck all of a heap. ‘Never mind little
woman, never mind!’ I was going on to
say, when my wife broke in, ‘How did you
learn all this, Margaret!’ she asked. ‘In a
dream, a dreadful, awful dream!’ said the
poor creature, and then she broke down,
burst out crying, and couldn’t say any
more. So we sets to work to console her
best way we could, but didn’t make much
headway at it I told her I would be cruelly
hurt if she didn’t let me keep my promise to
Mark, but her last word was she couldn'
daren’t and wouldn’t live on me.”
“Just then then the front door bell rang,
and when William opened it, the raggedest
buzzard of a man broke past him&nd came
rushing into the sitting-room here where we
were. He hadn’t a whole stitch or a clean
stitch on him, that fellow hadn’t; his hair
was long and wild and his beard also; his
feet bare and his face would have won the
premium over a Connecticut hatchet for
sharpness. All the same that little woman
knowed him as soon as he stopped at the
door, turned white as a sheet, held her two
hands together tight and just sighed be
tween her set teeth. ‘Marie!’ I thought
she’d go over, but she was too true grit for
that He never noticed her, nor nothing
else. He came straight up to me and kind o'
steadied his staggering feet by holding onto
the table and looked me in the face and said,
cool and calm-like, but in a monstrous thin
reedy voice: ‘Gen. Jack, I’ve been a thief
and a traitor, a sot and a vagabond, for
more than a year; but I have lived long
enough to make you amends. Here’s your
diamond; take it quickly, for I’m dying!'
and he put a bundle of rags about as bis a*
your two fists In my hand, and went over
just like he was shot!”
“The little woman gave one cry. half joy v
half terror, and had him in her arms next
instant, his head in her lap and she smother
ing him with kisses, while my wife, cool as
a statute, turns to William and says, ‘Have
some soup made,’ and first thing I saw she
had the brandy bottle and a spoon and was
down on her knees beside him. ‘He’s just
starved to death, general, that’s all’ says
she. And I wasn’t nowhere in that ring,
while them women were bringing him round
with little doses of beef tea and brandy,
kisses and pattings, and calling him all the
loving names in the dictionary. By and by
he sits up—‘Where is it!’ says he, and makes
me hand that parcel of old rags out of my
pocket where I’d slipped it in the hurry of
the moment, and unwrap and unwrap until
Extracts, and in fact everything to be found in a City Drug tore.
Braces of every description,m $ 1 up. Fine Stand Lamps, only
price, $2. At the New Drag Store you will find nothing but
ON COLLEGE AVEMUE;
G. W. RUSH,
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Cologne,
U now open ^
full stock 01 *
re gula t
No Old Stock on Hand.
Every one will find it to their interest to call at the New Drug Store and get prices before buying T r
g the public will give me a liberal sharge of patronage, lam, respect fuy, 5 ' ru,t
G. W. RUSH.
Two sections of a freight train went
together on the Air-Line road just above
Gainesville late last night Three men
were injured in the collission—two seri
ously and one slightly. Engineer May-
field and Conductor Lee. The train was
running in two sections, when several
boxes from No. 1 came uncoupled and
s run into by No. 2, splitting the cab
open. The engine and several cars are
broken up, and the road blockaded.
A FALLING WALL BURIES NINE MEN.
Augusta, Ga., March 5.—A fire in the
gas house of the Augusta factory to
night resulted in only $1,000 loss, but
several personal injuries and loss of life.
A falling wall buried nine men, instantly
killing Councilman M. E. Hill, overseer
of the factory. Master Mechanic W. C.
Allen died an hour afterward, and John
Edwards will also die. Others were more
or less seriously injured.
Dr. A. L. Nance, Jug Tavern, Ga.,
cured me of a case of Hemorrhoids of
14 years standing. I had paid out over
$300 and received no relief. I live on
the Clarkesville road, on the Kendrick
farm, three miles from Athens, Ga.,
where I can be seen at any time.
mar2w4t. T. A. THORNTON.
PIANOS AND ORGAtS*\
We arelSole Agents In this c iy
for the eale of Lndden & Bai a’
Pianos and Organs, namely: ChicL-
ering, Mathnsohek, Bent and Arion
Pianos, and Mason & Hamlin, Pack- £
ard and Bay State Organs. Every
instrument sold by us bears the
makers’ name in fall, and is just
what it is represented to be. If
parties who contemplate the pur
chase of an instrument will commu
nicate with us, we will quote prices
that will be sure to satisfy them.
Pianos from $210 to $1000.
CRANFORD & DAVIS.
Printers and Stationers.
Red Front, Broad st„ Athens.
An Old Citiun bpeaks.
Mr, J. M. Norris, an old resident of
Borne, Ga.,says, that he had been badly
troubled witfi Kidney Complaint for a
great many year* and with Eczema for
three years; at times could scarcely walk
and had tried many remedies without
benefit, until he began taking Electric
Bitters and anointing his hands and feet
with Bucklen’s Arnica Salve. This
treatment afforded him great relief and
he strongly recommends Electric Bitters
to all whosufferwith Kidney Complaints,
or need a Blood Fun tier. Sold by Long
Desire to call attention to their large assortment off
PLANK M TOBACS
Is justly popular.
MOUNTAIN MAH. ROUTES.
Col. Candler has succeeded in securing
a daily mail from Alpharetta to Duluth,
with special service commencing at once.
He is also endeavoring with strong pros
pects of success to secure a new mail
route from Dawsonville to Johntown,
thus supplying a hitherto neglected sec
tion with mail facilities.
W. D. Hoyt & Co., Wholesale and Re
tail Druggists of Rome, Ga^ say: We
have been selling Dr. King’s New Dis
covery, Electric Bitters and Bucklen’s
Arnica Salve for two years. Hare never
handled remedies that sell as well, or
give such universal satisfaction. There
have been some wonderful cures effected
by these medicines in this city. Several
eases of pronounced Consumption have
been entirely cured by use of a few bot
tles of Dr. King's New Discovery, taken
in connection with Electric Bitters We
guarantee them always Sold by Long & Co.
_ be wld before the Court House door In the
City of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, on the
first Tuesday in April, 1S86. the following pro
perty, »o-wit: one house and lot in the City of
Athens in said County and State aad containing
th.ee fourths (%)of an acre, more or loss, and
bounded ss follows: on the North by James
McQueen and Stephen Perry, un the Wctt by
Albert Hawkins and other*, on the South by
Strong street, and ou the East by Fannie New
ton; tne same levied upon as tho property of tbo
estate of James C. Newton, to satisfy a tax fl. fa.
issued by H. H. Linton. Tax Collector of said
County tor State and County Taxes for the year
13S5. Levy made by H. N. Prater, L. C. and
turned over to me for advertisement and aale^
written notice served on Tenant In possession.
JOHN W. WINK,
march# 4t, Sheriff Clake County, Ga.
out there shined—but sho! there are some
things you cannot describe!”
And at this point in his narrative the
general always unlocks his safe and pro
duces his great diamond. “There he is!
Biggest diamond in America! Finest jewel
in the world! Look at it! That man
fetched him for me all the way from Africa
by way of Australia, and hadn’t a cent in
his pocket half the time! Didn’t I tell you
I never was mistaken in a man’s character
in my life! Hadn't had a bite to eat from
Omaha here, but held on to the diamond
and said nothing—only starved.
“Well, he told me all about it—not that I
believe ail his sentimental trash,' though.
People with his sort of face are honest by
nature. If they get wrong their nature
beats them and pulls their ears till it sets
them right again! That’s all of it His
story is that he hadn’t been at the new place
more than a week before he lighted on the
big diamond—kicked it up with hie toe. He
no sooner saw it than he knew
it was a fortune for him if he
kept it. Then, he says, the devil
entered into him and tempted him, and he
got on an all-fired rollicking bust, and ran
away to India to sell the stone to a rich
Maharajah there. But, just as he was con
cluding the bargain he ran away again—he
don’t say the devil tempted him this time,
though. Then he landed in Australia, and
kept up his jollification until he hadn’t a red
left; but all thin time he held on to the dia
mond, because it was mine, not his. So one
day be makes up his mind to come home,
and works his passage across to California,
and then, for fear least he should be tempted
again, or get robbed, begs and borrows his
way home. Now, that 1 call pretty much
of a temptation for a poor nuu to over
come; don’t you? Look at the stone—it’s
worth $80,000 as it’s cut,and that Mark Cary
didn’t know he was going to get a penny for
it, outside his wages, as agreed on. But he
brought her on, all safe! It isn’t every
man would do it—but the way I got rich
was by looking in men’s faoee and seeing if
they’re honest And I never was wrong in
indxrinor a man’s character in mv Ufa”
Uea jack trill not tell yon, wnat is never
theless the fact, that, after his famous dia
mond was cut, he had it appraised, and paid
Mark Cary its value, less the advance#
made to Mm and his family. He will not
tell you of Cary's fine plantation and his
fine prospects—of how he is a temperate
a good citizen and the best of fathers
and husbands—made so by Gen. Jack’s min
istry. But he will show you the big dia
mond, if you call Upon him, with exquisite
pleasure, and relate to you with much gusto
such portions of its hirtory as do not reflect
too great credit upon himself.
A Danville, V*., grand jury has
found indictments against all the
parties engaged in lynching a mule
County-Will be sold on first fu’-sday in
April next before tbs Court house door In said
County, within the legal ours ot salo, s tract of
land belonging to Margsreue Colie), deceased,
containing forty-six acres, being in said County,
adtoining lands of K M. Jackson, Bob Miller.
Jack Fulnotar.d Mrs. William Hoff, whereon
the Administrator new resides. Sold for tho
benefit of heirs sad creditors of said deceased.
GEORGE W. COLLET.
_ tbo firstTueoday in April next, at tho Conn
House in said County within the legal hoars of
side to tho highest bidder lor cash, the following
property to-wlt: one tract of land lyinr in said
County, adjoining lands oIR V. Emmett, Mrs.
F. Belle w, J. 8. Furr and others,ices tuning one
hundred and eighty acres, more or loss. Said
land levied on as the property of John Anderson
(col) to satisfy six Justice Court fl. las. issued
from the Justice Court of tho t<5 District.
G. M. of said County in favor of 0. W Hood, vs.
said John Anderson. Levy mads and returned
to mo by J. S. Stephens, L. O.
Also at the same time and place one tract of
land in said County adjoining lands of Carry
Jordon on tho North, lands of George Acrey oa
tho hast, J. J. Anderson on tho South, and Cham
bers on tho West, containing on j hundred and
thirty seres, more or loss. Levied ones the
property of Thomas Jordon, to satisfy a Justice
Court, fl. fa. issued from the Justice Court of the
four hundred sad forty-eighty (ttf) District. G.
M, in said County, la favor el the Potansoo
Guano Company vs. F. M. Jordon, Principal,
W. 8. Dudley and Thomas Jordon security.
Levied ou ss the property of Thomas Jocdon;
Levy mads and returned to mo by C. W. Smith,
Also st tho same time and place one other tract
containing two hundred and fifty *150) acres, more
or loss, lying and being in said County, adjoining
lands of Jas. Terrell oa tbo East, J. N. Coggins,
on tho South and lands of Lewis Carter end
others. Levied on ss the property of A, L. Pool
and M M. Pool as Principal and fio. r Jonosas
security, by virtue of a Justice Chart fl. fa. issued
from tho Justice Court of the 912. District, O. M.
or said county in favor of J. N. Coggins vs. A. T
Pool aad M. M. Pool. Lsvy made and return*
to me by J. E. Stephens, LT C
E. D. OW8N8. Sheriff,
march*.**. Banks County.
fl BORGIA, CLARK! COUNTY.-Asreeable to
U an order of the Ordinary of Clarke oouaty,
will bo sold before thetSirt Homredoor ofsaH
county on the first Tvesdsv in April next, within
the legal hours of sale the foLowing property to*
wit: one tract ol land lying on tho waters ol the
south prong»f Bare Creek, containing oni
Ored and seventy-two (179) acres, more oi
upon which is a comfortable log dwelling
splendid spring of water very convenin
joining lards of J. H. and Robert Thom.
Aiex Kenney. Wm. Cooper, J. R. Wall and susan
Fuleher, known as the.Evans place. Sold as tho
property of James Fulcher, Into of said ooauty
deceased lor tho pnrpooeof distribution amongst
the legatees named In wilL Put exhibited on
day ofsale. Terms cash.
J. W. FULCHER.
Administrators with tho will annexed cf Jsxu
Fulcher deceased. f mnrch9.*t.
University of Georgia.
THE CHA1E OF
And Agricultnre in the Univenitv of
Georgia will be filled In July 1886.
And residence on the Experimental
Farm. All applications mutt be tent to
LAMAR CUBB, Secre
We clain there is no better fir tin
money. Try it.
Also some of our Favorite Brands tor which we
are Sole agents. Give us a call and be Con inced.
WROUGHT IRON RANGE.
My agents are now eanva«*ine counties In the vicinity ol Athena, and ta*mvra will tart u$p*
portunity to examine this celebrated
Below will bo found some of tbo certificates froir parties iu tbe two large csuuties ol
ton and Wllkvt, who have bought the»e Ranges.
S. C. HOAK, Superintendent.
.his Is to certify thrfwe have etch bought a Home Comfort Wrought Iron
pleased to say that it fives entire satisfaction; we think It superior m every resect to ss; ^
stove we have ever used : Mrs T V Shipp. Mrs DJ vdsnos, WT Hudson, Firs ti L Msa'tj.Vn
Wm Fouche, Mrs M M Walton. F H Cooper, Mrs A J Pharr, c g Florence. Miss Lib* *T»i
Mrs JR Burdett, Mrs A F Wanslry, Mrs W Tatnra. R L Rmlth. Mrs J H Gresham. *r«*T
Harris, JamesCarlvon. Mrs W L Wooitcu, N L MeMekln, Mrs C A ShePe^rd, Mrs L J Shssk fir-*
C Thomas, slrsT J •-raves. Mrs J N McKakto. John J Sherpard. A R Burdeit, MrsMOnllsy.
J Login. Mrs Rose Hall. Mrs B D Butler, Mrs J J Grafton, Mrs L J Dannet, A <* McMekin, MriCA
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MrsE 8 Smith, James FSmith. MrsM V Mason, S Van Brikle. B G Llndser. Z T—art. M iOr
Mrs Williams. Wm F Martin, W H Hart. S T McAF-e J R Rolgrs. I « Webb. H C Aod;#«. * *>
CM Franklin, M G Wood, Sr.. Singleton Hvd, RJ McCoy. B SBoatrigh: BissM Jsrksss.
Motile MeCoy Ella L Pearson, W H Avant, T « Brooks, James R Cox W rt Hail, s Prince. Mi*•*
Burgamy, William Jonas. V lUlamCMo, * W Hall. TH Diwna. James Webster, MrsLekioo
.4mason. Mrs M M Tamer, Mrs v F Cato, ttlla T Newsome. M t, Huron. Mrs B II Wicker, J P*
M M Mathis. A A Morrison, Mrs B Tanner, W Mills, Liry Ann Dye, irvant Wilkins. K P W4*
tngfield, David Bailey, T B Smitn, T J Madden. Daniel .Yew. J*s!»*it.
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