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Have he largeat circulations of any n
Puhlished in Northeast and Eastern Georgia
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TO A HIGHER.,TRIBUNAL.
Xiie railroad legislation in the
(jeneral Assembly increases in in
terest as the days go by.
Aud the Atlanta Constitution is
leading the fight for the rights of the
,l e< It started the movement
Against the coal tax extortionists,
j the Banner is ready to stand
by its side iu the fray.
The day has come when railroad
indicates combine and mass their
chartered rights and powers in one
jreat corporation, and men from afar
f iih the scratch of a pen pat upon
the people of Georgia burdensome
wlMO f freight and transportation
that will not be borne by a suffering
Hence the bill of Mr. Martin, of
y u lton, to carry the actions of these
railroads before the Inter-State Rail-
pud Commission and have them ad
judged by that high tribunal.
It was promised the people by rep
resentatives of the great corporations
toW managing our railroads that
they should not be hurt by these
combinations, and yet the very
breath has scarcely died upon their
lips; the ink lias scarcely dried up
on ibeir letters; ere we find imposed
upon the consumers of coal through
out the Slate an unnecessary tax, an
extra rate that the people can ill af
ford to pay.
In addition to this discriminations
ire made by which the mercantile,
mechanical, and industrial. interests
of the Slate are injured.
If the extra rate and tax on coal
wasa hardship upon the millionaire
alone, we might be disposed to pass
it by temporarily. But when it
strikes deep into the homes of th«
toiling poor, and takes from them a
sum of money, small though it may
be. that is needed to feed their chil
dren or pat clothes upon the backi-
oftlieir wives, we would not he wor.
thy of respect did we not speaks %
It may he all right for great rail
road syndicates to mass,wealth and
grow rich aud powerful, but they
have reached the end of their rope in
the matter of increasing tax upon an
article ao essential and widely used
w dal. it may be but a nickel ex
tra that comes from the seanty purse
of the widow, but the legislature ol
Georgia will save the widow’s mite
from ihe clutches of the railroad syn
Tne railroads might as well get
their mouth in sbspe to take the
dose. It may not be very palatable
*nd they may make wry faefes at it
but the doctors of the General Ajb-
rtnbly will politely catch them by
the nose and pour it down.
It will do them good. After a sea.
«f physicking with sach medi-
tine they will be more fully and beta
** r prepared to servo the pcblio.
ATHENS, GA., TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 14, 1891.-8 PAGES.
VOL. 59 I ). 3
The Georgia Midland was origi
nally intended for Athens as a ter
minus. Why not carry out that in
tention ? It is only a few miles from
oar city. With a little enterprise
and push its completion to Athens
could be secured.
While oar oitizens welcome the
coming of the Georgia, Carolina and
Northern into our midst, let them
think well of the opportunity they
are letting slfp by when they are not
up and at work for the completion of
the Georgia Midland to Athens.
There are three things that come
not hack—the aped arrow, the spoken
word, the loat opportunity.
Let 06 not lose this opportunity ;
it will never come again.
THE POLITICAL POT.
la Beglnins to Seethe and Boll.
Nothing definite, but just street
They may and again they may not
materialise, bat if they do there will be
ively times in Athens politically.
This fall the race for Mayor and
Alderman oomes off, and already the
people are begtning to suggest tbe
names of their choice for these posi
Mayor Brown has not said as yet
whether or net he will be a candidate for
election, but if be is the man who op
poses him will have to hustle.
The name of Judge A. L. Mitchell has
been mentioned very promiently for the
The friends of Mr. Edward I. Smith,
on both sides of tbe late prohibition
contest have been to him and urged
him to allow the use of his name for
tbe office of Mayor. Mr. Smith has not
determined his course upon this sub
ject, but if he runs he will make it lively
for bis opponent. He is one of the
most solid young business men in Ath
ens, and his many friends want to see
It would be a pretty raoe between
these three gentlemen.
The Aldermanic prospective candi
dates are cropping out on the sly, and
the woods will be full of them.
Politically Athens will be hot next
John Quickly Extemporized Plve Tow
This is a meaningless sentence, bat it
oonuins all the letters of our alphabet.
Five of these letters spell “woman,*'
and large numbers of women believe in
tbe virtues of Dr. Pierce's Fayorite
Prescription—a strictly vegetable com
pound, for her use only, and an unfail-
ng cure for the many ills that beset
her. It recuperates wasted strength,
restores the fu not ions to a normal con
dition, and fits her to bear and rear
healthy offspring; promotes digestion,
purifies the blood, and gives activity to
tbe bowels and kidneys. In a word, it
is woman's care and safeguard. Guar
anteed to give satisfaction, or its price
AND NOW, WHERE ?
Tlle Georgia, Carolina and North-
crn is here, and Athens rejoices in
fii»t fact. Her people are elated over
ll >e arrival of tbe new road, and will
c lebrate in grand style.
^e question now arises as to
WQ cre <t will go from here. Of coarse,
tver >’ one knows it will be complete !
01110 Atlanta, and that will be on
°f the tsrmini of tbe road.
Hot the question of a southern out
j - “ever been settled. It is no
0D Ser a question of donbt as to the
|*tention of this great trank line to
# 8 °uthern connection at some
Whether they will branch south-
* U <1 from Elberton, Athens, Atlanta,
‘ r 8 <>me other point no one knows.
® u his is certain, that the Sea-
( d an< ! Roanoke system is going
** %Ve an outlet to the Gull or tki
Gantic. The former seams to be
e Q ore reasonable and New Orleans
***“** to be the favorite point.
°*i it does look like the Georgia
tad offers the best route by
^ 10 to make connection through
^ Orleans and the great South-
l ’ R would afford a better and
r ^ r line than could possibly be
U * ro ® Atlanta or from Elberton
AT THE ELECTRIC PLANT.
The Workings of the Dynamo and the
A trip to the dynamo plant of the
electric street railway is worth the time
and money it requires.
The plant is situated on tbe G. C. &
N. road just below the Park and tbe
house is thoroughly built and equipped,
A Banner reporter waa out there the
other day and saw the dynamo in opera
tion. *' ,
It was being moved, at a lightning
rate of speed that looked like it would
tear the machine from tbe floor every
instant. Bnt everything worked
smoothly with tbe machine. Around
certain points the blue streaks of elec
tricity constantly played and it bore
upon its face the death-dealing power
of its nature.
The large magnets of the machine
have such an attractive power that
piece of iron placed against the magnets
ran hardly be pulled away. Tbe arma
ture of tbe dynamo is covered ove^ with
a wrapping of thick cloth to keo^>
from burning out.
There is at the plant a piece of appa
ratus that registers the amount of cur
rent being used by the cars while in
The reporter stood before this little
guage, and the gentleman iu .charge-of
the works said: “The cars are now at
tbe switch and are now both standing
still,” for tbe index pointed zero. All
at once the little index
jumped to one side, “now
they're off,”, said the gentleman
The cars were at that time speeding up
aud down Prince Avenue.
“Just let me shock you a little.” The
reporter has a holy horror of electricity,
and preferred to have his friend shock
ed. The belt of tbe^nachine has a great
deal of the electricity in it, and a little
wire was put opon it and the other end
touched by tbe reporter’s friend near
by. He dropped it quickly. That was
all that happened.
The other day a fellow boasted he
could take so great a shook that the
gentleman in charge of the works gave
him a little, and the last seen of him be
was flying over the top of the hill near
the plant with little blue flames leaping
from every hair of his bead. And be
hadn’t tried any of it since.
PLENTY OF TIME.
For the Sunday Banker.
Mt Dearest Estkllh —You who are
left behind to weep alone in the seclusion
oi your chamber, can have do idea of the
health of delight I am revelling in, altho’
i cannot quite clear my conscience of self
ishness, when I remember your determin
ed Sacrifice when only one of us could go.
It seems hard that there are two girls to
one money in our family, bnt never mind,
Cberie.your turn shall come. I am deter
mined to get Off mamma’s hands this sum
mer, if the Fates and Graces combined
can aid me.
Harry, my brown-eyrd darling, came
borne yesterday, and was too lovely for
anything until alter dinner. I think the
filth course disagreed with him for he was
decidedly moody on the piazza afterward.
Lieutenant Camp dined with os, and
rou know how bright be is. I had to
laugh at bis fanny sayings; but Harry
didn’t seem to see any points at all. To
tell the troth there weren’t any points, but
what would yon I One must be amused in
ibis hot weather, and who wants heavy
conversation at a fashionable summer re
sort f Not I! After dinner I eft Master
Harry for a ride on the beach with Mr. D<?
V< an, and O, how heavenly was tbe moon
light! I wore tbe blue habit this time—
think it fits me better.
Something awful has happened. I never
would have believed it of him. O, the
terfidy of tbe masculine race in tot<> 1
iVhile I was writing this morning, the bus
drove up, and from tbe upper piazza I saw
tbe most beantifnl girl alight straight int
Harry’s arms. My Harry!
I just leaned back in my ebair perfectly
faint and said, “Well, I never 1” .
But worse was to come. He escorted'
that girl upstairs, and as I looked through
the door into tbe corridor, I saw biin kis-
her. As soon as I felt stroog enough, I
came to my room where I have b> en ly ng
face downward on th.-floor. Life is over
for me. I feel as if tbe bottom had drop
ped out of existence.
O Harry, i so true until I drove you away.
So patient with my many whim*,—so gen
tle and forgiving always! I have worn oat
your every virtue, and now I shall die.
I cannot go to bed, altho* it is very late,
until I write you the ending of this day.
O, wofut day 1 0, glorious day!
My heart was broken this, morning at
the tbo’t of Harry’s perfidy; but my eyes
were opened to bis worth. I saw at tail
what be was to me, aud bow tant.Izi ny
and nnwortby I bad always been.- Out of
my sorrow was born tbe first womanly
feeling Perhaps that I have ever bar}.
I could not lose Harry, and altho’ I re
belled atgftg tine; 1 brought myself to a
final resolution to bebave myself and ac
like a reasonable girl if it were possib e,
confessing my Various pet sins and ioiqui-
tii s, and leiving tbe result to him. It he
had Ceased to love me it was ho more than
I deserved, bnt Die. thought of .that black
eyod gitl was death.
Steile, yon bad better belii vu I .dressed
for dinner! Do you remember thatert'a-
lion of mull and laccr that everyone pro
nounced tbe loveliest thing I bad ? Well,
that was tbe means used to a desired end.
Tbe low loose knot of golden h .ir was
pierced, by the diamond pin, ooe of our
few precious heirlooms; and the diamond
stir held tbe lace clow to. my thrust. My
anpa were bare to my shoulders, shielded
by a fall of lace, and you know our feet are
always p rfeetiy dressed. Mamma insists
upon that I was very pile when we en
tered tbe dining room, bnt when Harry
arose to meet us and introduced that gin
as bis niece, the color flew to my che» ks
and the light to my eyes. She is the love
liest girl I, ever, aw, fresh •from Paris,
where she graduated. Well! bow my
hopes rose 1 I became almost my old gay
self,only there was tbe memory that will
alwi ys finger with me of the agony of the
When H >117 looked at me with mo -dy
eyes and ask* d whom I should ride with
after dinner; I said, “Why yon,of coarse.”
His eyes flatbed warmly, and I was so
happy as to be qnite subdued.
1 shall always believe that I came near
losing him through frivolous conduct.
Girls should be be so careful about that.
He walked upstairs with me, and as it was
growing aark in tbe corridor and nobody
there hut us, he stopped me to say:
gwe-tbeart, are yon going to be good
now, and settle down into a woman P Y
Tbe tears jnst flew oat of inv eves and
1 said, ”0 Hurry I I am so ashamed of my
self ; please forgive me, and indeed I’ll
not be so bad any more.”
H« caught me in b is arms and petted
me, and aid the dearest things, bm 1 felt
quite nnwortby and bumble notil I remem
bered that tulle dress. Then I pushed him
away with both hands and cried, “Yoa’U
rain my dress—jnst see how yon huve
crushed it,” bnt he langhed softly and said
Ishould- have a thousand dresses to pay
for It; and he would not let me go nntil t
had promised to marry bim in October.
When I bad done that, I ran away to dress,
and be went off whirling softly to order
Yon are to be maid of honor and have
tbe most ravishing toilet that money can
buy—1 swear it. Mamma is delighted.
We shall be borne next week, tbe time is
Auf wied< rseben. L
Your devoted Madob.
Pretty bronze shoes have butterflies em
broidered on them with gold beads, and
tbe wings decorated with imitation jew
els. -Itt-il- ' ■ . it
Bridesmaids’ droses are made of rose-
colored ert pi- or chiffon *nd satin.
Satin, it seems, la to be the favor te ma-
t rial for dressy costuims and full dress.
In fine grides it is among the most elegant
Plenty of time—plenty of time!
O what a foolish and treacherous chime 1
With ao much to see, and so much to be
And tbe battle with evil each day to be
With wonders above us, beneath and
Which sages are seeking to mark and ex-
>' pound; > £ .
W ith work to be doneln our fast passing
Can ever there be for us “plenty of time V'
Oar schooling at most lasts a few score of
Spent in sunshine and shadow, in smiles
or in tears;
While none are quite equal, howe’er they
And judgments too often are faultily pass
ed. > ••• ~
Twixt eternity past and its future to
Like a child sea-anrrounded on one speck
There to work out tbe duties that make
Oh, ([surely there cannot be “plenty of
A KING S AMBITION.
The little King of SpaiD, Alfonso XIII.,
baa his boyish ambitions, it seems, even
though he isa king. He is now five years
old, and is no longer a “baby kina,” .Re
cently, it is related by a correspondent at
Madrid, the celebrated sculptor, 8enor
Querol, was engaged to make a statue ot
the young Icing.
Tne sculptor bad great difflcnlty in find
ing a pose for his subject which should be
at once spirited and natural, and sat one
day in a brown study, regarding the boy as
he looked out at the wiudow.
All at once tbe sound of a band of mus-
wS8 be> rd on the street. Tbo king
sprang up, and brought bis band to bn
forehead in tbe military salute.
“The flag, sir I the flag!” the boy ex
claimed. “Salute it f‘ '
Tbe reul; tor had found the pnee t be
sought, en I made bis statae represent the
king iu tbe act of saluting bis country’s
As be was at work the boy asked the ar
“Are you going to make me big Y”
‘‘Tin statute will represent your majesty
a little larger than you are,” said Senot
Well," said the five-year-old, “I want
you to make me very otg, with a long
“I DON’T FRITTER”,
BT ANNA F. RAFPENHPERGER.
Not long ago I escorted two brigh'
Da. c. W. LAKE, Editor.
PROPER TRAINING OF CHILDREN.
By UBS. LAVINIA A. EVANS.
Extreme styles in kid gloves show green
ish pearl color, and gray of various shades.
Eva Freeman Hart.
Gracious Meeting at Asrunv
Chapel.—Rev. Lee M. Lyle, the pas
tor of At’ens circuit, assisted by Rev.
Robert Smith, of Florida, has been cor*
ducting a series of meetings at Asbury
Chapel during the past week w The in
terest was very marked and penitents
throm ed the altar at every service. No
young women to New York. Of course,
they wanted to do some shopping. Com
ing from a small town, it was perfectly
natural that the “wondetfni reductions''
and “great bargains”, should fascinate
“Look at that lovely lace, Mam* I Re-
duced from forty-five cents to twenty-five!
I must get some of it.”
“Do you net d it, Netty t”
“No, not now; bui it is so cheap. Don’t
yon want to come in and buy some loo??
“No, was the quaint reply; I don’t frit
So it came to pass that jewelry glittered,
and ribbons fluttered, and dainty gloves
and shoes tempt, d her, in vain. To each
and every appeal she answered, “I don’t
At length she found a pattern of wash-
silk that exactly suited her, and she bought
it. Also another dress pattern of crepe de
chine, and some very nice gloves, which
she needed. That was absolutely all she
bought; but her dresses aod gloves were
worth what she paid, were exactly what
she needed, and would do. her good sere
Netty gathered np a miscellaneous as
sortment of odds itbd ends,—fancy pins,
so dear toibe girlish heart of today; cheap
handkerchiefs; yards of “reduced rib
bons,” which sbe did not need; gloves,
dear at any price; little pieces of china
pat struck her fancy, and would be so,
pretty in her room. Before sho rea lized it
her money was all gone, and she had only
those trines to show for it..
And I did need a dress so much, Marne,
she munhurdd pltnntively, the last even
ing of our stay. “How did yon make yon r
money hold out?”
Again the quaint remark, “I don’t frit
Tbe word remained in my mind. It
bad an odd sonnd. I looked it np. “Frit
ter : to reduce to nothing by taking away
a little at a time.” So other things be
sides money can be flittered away; things,
too, more precions.
Time,—bow foolishly we spend it! A
few minutes here, an boor or two there,
a week or a month somewhere else. Be
fore we realize it tbe years are gone and
life bas reached its utmost limit, and we
look back over it to feel that we have frit
tered it away.
Our good influence over the mind and
character of others, how carelessly we do
things that lessen it, little by little, over
those we love! At last, too late, we wa
ken to tbe fact that we have lost ail bold
upon them, We have frittered away oar
Our talent,—the ability God has given ns
to do anything well, lor tbe nse of which
be will bold ns to a strict account,—how
we neglect it, bow we forget our high call
ing, and stop “to play witb shadows and
f luck earthly flowers I” Finally, tbe day
of reckoning comes, bnt we have frittered
away our divine gifts; and Christ b mtelf
has told ns what the sentence shall be up
on ’‘unprofitable servants.”
We can recall tbe politician who. frit
tered uway time and money, influence and
talent, in wire-pulling t. r personal or party
purposes. We have, alas! met tbe minis
ter whe failed to realize the dignity of h-s
supreme mission, and who frittered away
his influence in attempts to be popular or
sensational We know tbe Sunday school
teacher who delights to tell entertaining
stories, not realizing that he may be frit
tering away his last opportunity to point
a soul to CluisL We are familiar with the
writer who has not only written elevating
stories, bnt bas drawn word-pictures that
pure eyes do not care to lo* k upon.
And so the word '‘fritter” comes to have
a serious sound. It tells of means wasted,
time misspent, influence thrown aw»y,
talents neglected, nnd life—so full of op-
pot tunities—made a wretched failure.
If each of us could say, as Marne did, “I
Of all the subjects that claim the atten
tion of parents, that of properly training
their children should be one of the most
The training of an intellectual, immor
tal being, how grand, bow truly sublime!
What a delicate, but noble task I—a glori
ous work—a work or which God and
Christ and holy beings approve.
Let none Bay the business affairs of life
will not permit them to instruct their chil
dren. One of tbe Great Jehovah’s injunc
tions to tbe Jews was, that they should
teach His commandments to their children:
Thou shall teach them diligently unto
thy children, and abalt talk of them when
thou 8tUeat in tbine bouse, and when tbou
walkest by tbe way, and when thou liest
down, and when thon risestup.”
In reading the lives and histories of
gieat, good and illustrious men, we find
that most of them were the children of pa
tents at whose bands they received proper
training. The parents of B.-njamin Frank
lin were poor, yet bis father toand time to
instruct his children; and to his teachings
doubtless, may be attributed many of the
virtuous qualities of this renowned philos
opher. Diligence, for which he was espe
cially noted, was certainly impressed on
his mind by his father.
What characters usually fill our jailq and
State prisons ? Are they the children of
parents who have properly trained them?
No, indeed! But few of them ever heard
a-pious word of insrtuction trom tbe Ups
of a parent ‘If tbou dost not speak to
warn tbe wicked from bis way, bis blood
will I require at tbine band.’ Here we
have a serious, a solemn reflection for par
ents, as well as Christians. It they tbui be
wise shall shine as tbe brightness *of tbe
ffmaraent, aud they that turn many to
righteousnessas tbe stars forever and ever,
whi.t brilliant rays of Divine love will il
lumine the unmoital souls of those who
lead the minds of ibeir children into prop
er channels of thought and purpbse I
Let the prattling infant be taught that
there ia a God. Tell bim of His attributes.
Talk to htm about tbe Bible—God’s letter
to man—in which He makes kaown His
will. If tbe easeutial principles of tbe
Christian religion are impressed upon the
minds of children during their earliest
years, they are not likely to forget or for
sake them. Enly instruction bas often
been tbe means of rescuing an erring son.
It saved John Randolph from tbe clutches
of infidelity. Colonel Etban Alien was an
unbeliever, but bis wife taught her child
ren the truths of Christianity. This ec
centric man, when asked by a dying
daughter whether she should believe in
tbe principles be bad taught her, or those
inculcated by her mother, be replied, ‘Be
lieve what y«ur mother has taught you.’
Thus did the pious t< achings of a Chris
tian woman triumph. ‘I shall never, for
get,’ says a wise philosopher, ‘that it was
my mother who first caused tbe good in
my soul to grow to bear fiuit.’— Monitor.
ON THE BEARING OF OUR BURDEN.
We all have our burdens. Of course,
they are not tbe same in all. Some are
more apparent than others. There are peo
ple whose burdens we all see. These get
our sympathy; we come to them witb
love’s warmth and help. There are others,
however,.whose burdens ate not visible.
They seem to ns to have no trouble, no
struggle, no loads to carry. We envy
their Tot. Probably, however, if we knew
all about their lot that tbe angles know,
our envy would change to sympathy. The
burdeds that tbe world cannot aee are
oftiimesthe heaviest. The Sorrows that
wear no weeds of mourning, and bow no
abutters and hang no crape on the door
bell, and often the bitterest and tbe hardest
It is not wise for us to think that onr
load is greater than our ueighborV; per
haps his ia really greater than ours, al
though be seems to have no load at all.
Human love, in its short-sightedne>s, errs
in always trying 10 remove tbe burden.
Parents tbink they are showing true nnd
wise affection to their children when they
make their tasks and duties tasy for them;
bnt really they may be doing them irre
parable harm. So all tender friendship is
apt to overbelp. It ministers relief, lifts
away loads, gathers hindrances out of the
way, when it would help far more wisely
be seeking rather to impart hope, energy,
Bnt God never makes Ibis mistake with
bis children. He never fails us in need,
but be loves us too well to relieve us of
weights which we need to carry to make
onr growth healthifal and vigorous He
never overhelps. He wants us to grow
strong, and, therefore, he traius ns to toil,
to straggle, to endure, to overcome, not
heeding onr requests for the lightening of
the hardens, but, instead, putting into us
more grace as the load grows heavier,
that we may live ever sweetly and victo
This is tbe secret of the peace of many a
sick room, where one sees always a smile
on the face of tbe weary sufferer. Tbe paib
is not taken away, but the power of Christ
isgiven and the suffering is endured with
patience. It is the secret of the deep,
quiet joy we see ofttimes in the home of
sorrow. The grief is crushing, but God’s
blessed comfort comes in gentle whispers,
and tbe mourner tejoices.Tbe grief is not ta
ken away Tbedeaais not restored.Butthe
divine love comes into the heart, making
it strong to accept the sorrow and say,
“Thy will be done.”
“Nothing that honr was altered;
i bad still Jbe weight of care;
But I bore it now with the gladness
That c >me8 from answered prayer.
Not a grief the soul can fetter,
Nor clond its vision, when
The dear Lord gives the spirit
To breathe to Ms will. Amen.”
Behind the Scenes. ,
On the stage the tinsel, the glitter,
the powder and the paint, show forth
the most, but step behind the scenes,
ami you will behold tbe truth. The
chorus girls are not all “fauby paints
them,” but rattier what they paint
therafeiy just. BO with many of the
flaming.kiiveitiscments of s -called “ca
tarrh cure.” Get back 61 the scenes,
and they are not cut es. The real one.
aud the only remedy that is a cure, is
Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy. Lift the
curtain, and j on will find the naked
truth to be, tnat this Remedy is the
one that cures the worst cases of Ca
tarrh in the Head, aud no mistake. It
is also a remedy in all catarrhal corn! -
tions, such as Catarrhal Headache, Ca
tarrh of. the Throat, etc.
TO REAR CHILDREN.
SOME INTERESTING METHODS TO
BRING THEM UP IN THE
WAY THEY SHOULD GO.
The Last List of Contestants and their
Methods—It Makes Interesting
Reading to be Sure—What
The rearing of children has been
freely discussed in the woman’s column
of tbe Banner for the past month, a
prize having been offered for the best
answer to the question, what is the best
method to rear children into good men
The contest closes to day.
The judges have been appoi nted an d
their decisions will be
made known before the next Sunday’s
Banner is out.
The contest has been lively and so
many good answers have been given
that it will be with difficulty that the
three judges will come to a decision.
Tbe prize will be a handsomely bound
copy of Shakespeare’s complete works.
felow is given the last list of contest
ants along witb their answers and they
are as interesting as any answers that<
have yet come in for publication.
MAKE HOME HAPPY.
Editor Banner:—Parents should
study the disposition of every child and
govern and train accord ingly. Adopt
any rules which will aid.
Throw around all moral aud religi
ous influence possible, that they may
grow up ia the right atmosphere; for
everything which relates to the forma
tion of character is, in a great degree,
determined by the surroundings.
Make home attractive, the dearest
place on earth to the children, Respect J
their individuality, and let them have'
a corner or drawer for their own. The
jrayers of pious parents often bring
ilessings upon their children long after
they’ve crossed the silent river.
good food goes far.
Editor Banner : The physical
child should have such food as will pro
mote the growth of every element of the
body ;be properly clothed; have plenty
of exercise, fresh air and sleep. With
perfect body the mental, moral and
religions characteristics are easier de
veloped into a perfect whole.
Parents should make companions of
their children, study their natures. Do
not try to mould them into a given
channel. Each onb.has a destiny of its
own; teach absolute truthfulness.
Be yourselves models of honor, for
oue fault id an adored pareut may lower
the standard of character in a child for
don’t spare the rod.
Royston, Ga,, June 26.
Editor Banner:—Good firm rules
and regulation in all families is very es
Not tyranic&l government, let it all
be consistent. Let the husband and
wife agree about thb training and pun
ishment of their children. Let each
call on God to assist them in training
Teach them not to be vain and haugh
ty proud, treat every one kindly, espe
cially the aged. Above all, keep good
comps ny, and speak the truth. Watch
each child iu your family. Some will
need more care and instruction as some
are more prone to do evil.
Mrs. D. W. Phillips,
don’t let him tell lies.
Editor Banner : Teach a child to be
truthful, honest, ambitious, self-reliant
but not egotUtical, to be temperate in
all things, to respeot age, to be polite to
every one, to be generous, to make
themselves useful and obliging, to love
and remember God, to love tbe church
and its institutions, to be merciful to all
in their power, to keep good company,
teach teach them to obey because it is
proper, not simply because you say so.
Be gentle, but positive.
Make t home attractive in innocent
ways, so that they will love it. Make
companions and confidants of them.
uusn’t dress too fine.
Royston, Ga., June 26.
Editor Banner.—Teach them to be
Do. not allow them to curse and swear
nor take God’s name in vain.
Teach them to keep good company.
Teach them good manners, and to be
kind to every body. Don’t let them
spend money foolishly, or dress too fine
but neat ana tidy,
Learn them to go to Sabbath school
and church, and to read tbe Bible.
Teach them to be kind to each other
and above all obedient to their parents
that they may live long on the earth.
Lou Ella Phillips,
aged 12 years.
HERE’S A GOOD TOWN-
COMER, ON THE GEORGIA CAROLI*
' NA AND NORTHERN.
A MODEL LITTLE CITY.
Some Interesting Notes From this
Prosperous clty-What our New
:road Is Doing for Northeast
TO BE TRIED.
SB . Gone to; Indian ' SPBtaGfl.—juaJ
doubt many were concerted and the Julius Cohen, her two charming daugh- A Beautiful Addition.—The addi-
olutrch greatly built up. We did not ters, and her niece Mias Katie Dorsey, tion of two rooms to Mr. Geo. D.
learn the number of accessions to tbe left yesterday to spend a few weeks at' Thomas’ residence on Prince avenue,
church. Indian Springs. bas added very greatly to its beauty.
The Countv Commissioner of Franklin
Carnesville, Ga., July 11..—The
case of Tom Coffee etal. vs. W. T. and
T. H. Duncan, executors of John Dan-
can deceased, petition to court of ordi
nary to require the executors to give
bond was beard today before Judge
Daniel McKenzie and was judgmented
for the defendants. It will be appealed
to the superior court by the petitioners
and the end is not yet.
Hon. W. 11 Pike, of Jefferson, and
Col. J. N. Worley of Elberton, were in
town yesterday on professional- busi
A. N. King and A. W. McConnell
returned from a business trip to Dan-
ielsville and Comer yesterday.
Rev. Chad well, a Catholic priest of
Atlanta lectured at the court house last
night to a fair audience. His lectqpe
was very interesting and well receivea,
This place and the section around here
has had flue seasons and crops are in
fine growing condition.
Prof. M. H. Looney and family left
here Wednesday afternoon to visit At
lanta, Cartersville and other points.
The trial of J. S. Dortch, county
school commis3tomr by the county
school Board of Education ,for mal
practice in office,drunkeness etc., is still
going on and is uncertain when it will
close as tbe number of witnesses on
cither side is unknown, and the judg
ment of the court i3 in doubt, thero is
now over 100 pages of evidence
in and the trial proceeds with the usual
amount of interest in such cases.
J. W. Cannon, formerly of this place,
who is now traveling for Harry Blair
& Co. Richmond if on the sick list and
has spent tbe week at his father’s home
Comer, Ga„ July 11. 1891. This
place is about midway between Athens
and Elberton in the southern portion of
Madison connty on tbe G. C. and N.,
railroad. It is seven and a half miles
from Danielsville. fourteen from Lex
ington and in a fine farming section.
It is surrounded by good farming and
timber lands,and in a settlement of good
There bas been about 128 lota sold in
the town and houses, both residence
and business, are going np in every di
rection. Among the residences in course
of erection is that of Hon. J. P. Ghols-
ton, which is a magnificent structure of
some ten rooms, and will cost $2,600 to
$3,000, he bas also built a nice cottage
house with a business room attached,
that is occupied by Mr. Tom Segar, as
a storeroom and residence, and will -.n
a short while build two good store
houses near the depot and will go into
business on his own account. One of
the storerooms contemplated will be a
large brick house witb all tbe modern
improvements and first class in every
J. B. McWhorter, of Fort Lamar,has
a hotel in course of erection with 13
rooms. It is on a nice lot near the depot
and will be a first class hotel in every
respect, when it» completed, which
will be in a short while. Mr. McWhor
ter has had several years experience in
the merchandise business and will per
haps embark in it or some line of trade
as soon as be gets bis bouse completed.
J. F. Sbannon, of Bold Spring, bas
built a nice residence and has a large
residence building that will be com
pleted in a few weeks. Mr. Sbannon
will build a storeroom and open up a
stock of general merchandise about tbe
first of September. He has h«4 several -
years experience in business and has
ample capital to do a large business and
make it a success.
Mr. Mathews, of Oglethorpe county,
has bought four lots and has built a nice
residence at a cast of about a thousand
dollars. He is laying the foundation
for a large storeroom that will soon be
ready for occupancy.
Carr and Eberhardt have a stock of
general merchandise opened out and are
doiug a nice business in selling gro
ceries and provisions.
Mr. McCurdy, of Paoli, has built a
nice residence and is temporarily using
the eil as a storeroom. He is a man of
means and business . and will
build a store room in the near future,
and move to the business part of town.
His success is almost assured as he has
bad several years experience at Papli,
and bis acquaintances will give bim a
good trade all the time.
John T. Bailey will move here soon,
and will go into the dry goods and gro
cery trade. His capital, experience
andenergy will make for bim money
andf riends. He will do a good business
from tbe start.
Dr. Eberhardt, of Paoli, has his
plans made for a residence and office
and will remove here for a short time
to practice bis profession and do a gen
eral drug business. It is also thought
he and a gentleman from Elberton will
open out a furniture, wagon, buggy
business- and they will also establish a
furniture factory and manufacture fur
niture in large quantities and build up
a wholesale trade in that line with negh-
A. F. Comer is the busiest man in
town. He is farming, running a brick
yard And keeping the hotel which he is
doing well as evidenced by his bill «of
fare and rooms. To stop there once is
enough to make the Comer House a
friend for life. His brick are first class
and bis sales are good. He bas a good,
local demand and will in a short
while ship a hundred thousand to Dr.
Lyndon, of Athens, the clay is first class
and the supply unlimited. Mr. Comer ,
intends using his large engine during
the winter months running a chair facto
ry. He will have as partners in that enter
prise Messrs. J. T. Comer, of Maysville
and Towns Comer of this place. They
hope to build up a good trade in the
wholesale chair trade, and em
ploy a number of laborers at a good
The Messers. Tiller Bros., of the
Glade, speak of removing their wagon'
manufacturing business to this place
which if done will add very much to the -
business of Comer.
A. W. McConnell, of Carnesville, has
been prospecting here for a location
and, will in all probability go into a
line of specialties. He will deal in fur
niture, wagons, buggies, organs, sew
ing machines ’etc. He has ample
capital and 1 experience to make the
business a success. He speaks of let- 41
ting a contract for a store room 60 by
10G feet, and will open business at once
when his house is completed, .
The Messrs. Thompson have a store
house nearly completed and will com
mence business in tbe fall. We learn
that they are good business men, and
have had experience and ample capital
to carry all the business they want to
do. - 1 ?A: wftB
The depot Is growing rapidly, and is
the modern G. C. & N. depot style. It
is covered with tin shingles and is well
built in every particular. The office
will be neat, commodious and complete
in its apartments both for freight and
psasengers. Regular schedule trains
will he put on about the first of August. k
It is thought that Mr. Owen Moore,
of Royston, will take charge of the de
pot as agent and operator.
Comer’s future is very bright and in
a short while will be the most pros
perous place between Athens and
Elberton. And from appearances and
the present "outlook will be the com
mercial mart of Madison County.
Comer is in the swim, she has come to
Rapidly Recovering.—We are glad
to note that little Hugh Harris, who re
ceived suck a severe fall on Thursday,
is now able to be out! He is rapidly
recovering and promises to be all right
in a few (lays.