THE BANNER, ATHENS, GEORGIA. JUNE IS, 1889
THE ATHENS DAILY BANNER.
ATHENS', GA«f »Ki A li i6, lbbU.
THE ATHENS BANNER,
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OF COUNSEL TO THE GRAD
is only toinporary, for like leaves be- nation on the part of its inhabitants.
fore the autumn blast, the guests vanish
■with summer and Othello’s occupation
is gone; while “pigs in the pen” and
like manly and intellectual sports are
supplanting base ball.
Boys, in your aspire to journalism,
An army must have its leader, as like
wise any great public movement.
We would like to hear suggestions
from our citizens as to the man w« must
select for this patriotic and noble pusi-
sition. Cincinnati^ was called from
don’t cable to London for the .place of | the plow'to command the legions o:
On Wednesday next twenty-seven
young men will receive their diplomas,
r.nd begin their career in life.
-Bight here it will not be amiss to whis
per a few words of counsel into the ears
of this little band of incipient states
Boys, no doubt that each and every
one of you start out with the eon-
viction firmly inplanted in your inno
cent and con tiding breast that you now
leave the world by the tail and a down
hill pull on it; lmt let us sav that the
sooner you dispel that little hallucina
tion the earlier will you be broken to
to the tread-mill of life. In fact, the
caudal appendage of Mother Earth is
supposed to be located iu * the vicinity
of the North Pole, and every fellow
who went in search of it was “left out
in the cold.”
l)o not, boys, imagine that your little
strip of parchment is an open s*saine to
all the good things of life, for your
diploma was made by the hands of men,
and possesses no more potent power
lhail a piece of plank. In fact, in a
great many instances, a diploma formed
of a good healthy shingle, and pre
sented by some athletic professor in the
right manner, would.be of far greater
value to its ambitious winner than a
harmless slice of sheep skin.
You have to work, boys, for all your
•dimes and honors, and it’s going to be
an up-grade pull from the moment you
leave the gates of old Franklin college.
Occasionally one of you graduates,
•at a single bound, mounts to the top of
the steps; but such cases are very rare.
iVc have, never known but one instance
of such a startling and sudden rise in
the world, and discovered that on our
Western tour, in the person of a gradu--
at<* of a few years back, who has been
appointed chief engineer on an elevator
in a Kansas hotel. But even this young
man did not seem happy, for he had
scarcely readied the goal of his ambi
tion on the seventh flour of the house,
than some hard-hearted guest, by a
simple touch on the electric bell, would
at once bring him back to the lowest
’Tis thus with life. A man who is
suddenly elevated to fame and fortune
will always find people at the bottom
of Ihe the steps to ring him back, and
unless he is implanted'on a.) immova
ble foundation he’s apt to tumble.
The old-fashioneJ, but slow way,
hoys, is the safest.
You must begin at the bottom and
gradually and cautiously work your
way upward. This may take a year,
anil it may take forever; but, if, at
every step, you will entrench yourself
in tiie confidence of the people, and be
sober, moral and industrious, you are
mighty apt to reach that sphere in life
for which nature moulded you.
We have never known but one gradu
ate of our University to make anything
like a success on a fast schedule—and it
wasn’t a very fast one, either. He
drives a street car in Boston. But like
our elevator friend, he, too, has his tri
al* and tribulations, for at every cross
ing his pathway is retarded by pro
Thus it will be with yourselves, boys,
when you try to get through life with
a hop, skip and a jump. You will
meet with continuous interruptions.
Don’t start out, boys, either, with
your sights elevated too high. It’s bet
ter to begin with the sole of some little
freshman’s shoes as a target for your
orbs of vision.
We have never known but one of your
number to make anything out of high
spirits, and he is the proud proprietor
of a bar room in a Georgia city, aiftl
keeps his spirits up by pouring spifits
down the throats of his thirsty qp_s^.
tomers. But even this aspiring young
g‘uius’ pathway through life is not
b irdered with roses, for he has his
troubles and sight drafts and heartaches
and headaches the same as other peo
Occasionally you see one entire clas;
of college graduates wade right into
soft berths, but they generally hail
from Yale or Harvard, which are con
veniently located to the summer resorl
hotels and baseballs grounds, where
inviting fields are presented for the ex
ercise of their talents. But this glory
horse editor on the Times; but begin
your career by proofing galleys
or sorting “pi,” in the office of
your village paper. This has been the
starting point for all great editors.
If you feel yourself especially moul
ded for the bar, just serve a long ap
prenticeship under, some rural justice
of the peace. The only bar at which
you can drop into a paying business
is that at which all manner of crimes
and litigation are s:-id to be sold by the
It is the same with any and all avo-
tions in life. You must begin at the
bottom and gradually work up.
No doubt that every one of you boys
have a profession mapped out. Have
you ever considered that in this line the
path to success is a narrow and tortur
ous one, and few ever reach the end;
while each side of the way is lined with
disappointed wrecks ?
There is far more honor, profit and
happiness in being a first-class farmer
than a fifth-rate lawyer; in being pro
fessor of a straight furrow than pro
fessor of some little country school,
where you can only hope to keep body
and soul together; to be a skilled car
penter than a deride cobbler. First
carefully study yourselves, boys, and
don't make the mistake of trying to
bore an inch auger hole with an intel
Before we close,boys, let us whisper a
dosing word of advice into your listen
Doubtless every member of your
graduating class has formed
loving attachments in the Classic
City—for our Athens girls are noted for
their winsome ways. Very naturally
you will fed it incumbent upon you to
indite a tender farewell to the especial
fair one. It is altogether right and
proper that von should do so. But,
in the strictest confidence, let us be
seech you notjto bogin that sweet-icented
note: “-Maid of Athens ere we part,”
or ere anything else. That old gag has
been chimed .into the ears of our girls
at the winding up of every commence
ment since the town was in itsswadling
clothes. And again, that “Mai d of
Athens,” in all probability, has more
than one string to her bow, and, to say
the least, it becomes chestnut hellish
and monotonous for her to havni sung
into her ears this same effusion by a
dozen or more admirers. One young
lady .who has been a reigning belle in our
city for thirty-seven terms—who has
made more mashes than any woman
since the days of Cleopatra, and has
reaped a rich harvest among the suscep
tible students—has recently prepared a
table of statistics in regard to
her beaux, which shows that thir
teen college boys out of every fourteen
either bring in or end their loving vale
dictories with this little poetical gem
Tiik Banner will watch your career
boys, with the deepest interest, to see if
our well meant words of counsel have
fallen on listening ears.
A LEADER WANTED*
Home, and without a murmerlie obeyed
the appeal of his country. The Classic
City has her Cincinnati’s in some
store, warehouse, factory, office, or pur-
sueing the ordinary walk of life. Our
people must meet and call him forth.
The right man, when named, will no:
close his ears to such an appeal. The
gratitude and esteem of his people and
friends will more than compensate him
for his exertion.
We have the Leader among us. We
must call him from his personal pur
suits and direct his efforts and his en
ergies to the highest and nobit st work
of man—the promotion of happiness
and prosperity of his city and his peo
Athens is possessed of both capital
an .l enterprise, but we aye sadly in need
of a i.KADKU—of some man possessing
the confidence of the people, who will
step forward and organize and inthuse
our citizens and map out work for
We have severaf such men in Athens,
hut heretofore they have remained in
retirement. The day and hour has
now arrived for our people to center
upon and call out a leader, and around
him rally. Every day that we neglect
this important matter delays for that
length of time the tidal wave of pros
perity that is ready to hurst upon us;
We have already relied for too long a
time on chance and our natural advan
tages. In this day* and generation,
when push, pluck and perseverance
are the only sure and speedily road to
progress, Athens must rely more upon
the efforts of her own citizens than the
gifts of nature.
We have talked to nearly all of our
people,and fin’d them ripe for any move
ment tending to l^iild up and further
the interest of Athens. But they are
like a flock of sheep without a shepherd,
and are patiently waiting for some n,a 1
to step forward and volunteer as a lead
er. They are ready to give their lands,
their money and their time, and when
the Head steps forward he will find
himself surrounded by a band of ear
nest, enthused and willing workers.
There is notv no jar or discord among
our people. We have never seen them
more enthused, determined or united!
Each and every one holds the prosperity
of Athens paramount, to any personal
interest. The richest and the poorest
alike feel an honest and patriotic pride
in their eity, and fully realize the fact
that the time has arrived for a united
effort on the part of her people to broot
This feeling must be crystalized—our
people must he collected together and
jvery man assigned his work.A victory
was never won by disorganized troops
—neither was any great city ever built
without concert or action and organi-
HAS HARRISON A SOUTHERN POLICY?
Noth withstanding the fact says the
Savannah News that the President said
in his inaugural aduress that he should
have no executive policy thatwlias sec
tional in its character, several of the
northern newspapers assert quite posi
tively that he has decided upon a policy
for the south. In a long special from
Washington, which appeared in the
New York World a day or two ago, it
was asserted that the President had
determined to establish his party in the
south upon a firmer footing, aud to ac
complish that object would urge the
passage of tiie Blair educational hill and
would appoint, as a rule, only native
white men toollice.
From this it would appear that it is
the President’s purpose to keep the
blacks in the background if possible,
with the hope that the whites will come
to the support of his administration aud
eventually connect themselves with the
.Republican party. The President
hopes, it is said, that the Blair hill will
be received very generally witlwfavbr
by the whites, because it will take from
them some of the burden of educating
the blacks, and he expects that it will
he so satisfactory to the blacks that
they will not grumble at not receiving
any of the spoils, hut will he content
to wait until they are better prepared
by education to fill the official positions.
If this is the President’s programme
he will find some difficulty iu carrying
it out. It is true he can appoint whom
he pleases to fill the offices, and it must
he admitted that* thus far, he has shown
a preference for white men for official
positions, but he will not find it an easy
matter to get his party to agree upon
the Blair hill. Whenever this hill was
before congress there lias been a great
deal of opposition to it among repub
licans. Indeed, some of its strongest
opponents have been republicans, and
it is almost certain that in this congress
there will be republicans who will op
pose it vigorously.
The blacks are not going to he satisfi
ed with the Blair bill. They think they
are the hulk of the Republican party in
the south and they want whatever re
wards the party has to distribute in the
south. They are already very much
dissatisfied with the President because
of his indifference to their requests for
recognition, and their dissatisfaction
may take the shape of open hostility to
the Republican party. While the Presi
dent, therefore, may gain a few white
voters by his policy, he will run the
risk of losing the hulk of the blacks.
Of course before the influence of the
Blair hill can he felt it must become a
aw. The prospect that this eongress
will pas3 it is not a very promising one.
It is not as popular in the south as it was
a few years ago, though if it were am
ended in some important particulars it
might command the support of a major
ity of the southern congressmen.
Doubtless the President would like to
have the credit or breaking the solid
south. If he could devise some means of
carrying three or four of the southern
states for his party he would so strength
en himself politically to he pretty
certain of a renomination. The only
evidence there is however, that he has
a southern policy is his recognization
of the movement to build up a white
Republican party in the south. In the
face of the assertion that lie would have
no policy specially applicable to any
particular section, something more is
needed to unstify a belief that he has a
a poliey for the South.
The First Shipment Over the Covington
and Macon Road.
Mr. A. G. Graig, general freight and
passenger agent of the C. & M. road,
tells us that the first shipment of melons,
destined for Boston, passed over his
road yesterday. This shipment is from
Valdosta. The completion cf this line
gives the melon growers of lower Geor
gia a short ond direct route to tiie North
•7ml East, and will dodbtless build up a
line business in that line. e will
state for the benefit of the hungry
Athenians, that these melons are car
ried through the city in ventilated
fruit car§, securely locked.
The C. & M. road lias put on a sched
ule that enables shippers to reach New
York in seventy-seven hours from
.Southwest Georgia with, a proportion
ate fast schedule to other points.
This is a big boom for Athens’ new
Neither mind nor body can act health
fully, if the blood is vitiated. Cleanse
the vital current from impurities by the
use of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. This remedy
purifies the blood, recruits the wasted
energies, and restores health to the de
Reunion lSth Ga. Reg.
The eighth annual reunion of the
survivors of this old regiment will -he
held at Conyers, Ga., on the 24th and
25th of July next’. Application has
been made for a reduction of rates for
members, their families and guests.
We hope for "a full turn out, as the
prospects for a jolly good time are very
flattering. ' Write me if you intend
making one of the number present.
Geo. W. Haddock, Sec’ty.
In chronic diseases, medicines should
he restoring, and not debilitating, in
their action. The wonderful strength
ening and curative effects, realized from
the use of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, sustain
the reputation of this remedy as the
most popular blood purifier.
Athens' First Sleeping Car.
At 1 o’clock Sunday the 16th, the first
Pullman sleeper that ever made a regu
lar trip from Athens, will leave for
Brunswick over the C. & M. road to ac
commodate those attending the military
encampment at St. Simons’. This car
will he one of the finest in the Pullman
service. Tlfe railroad fare for the round
trip, from Athens to Brunswick is only
$5.65 , good for ten days. The round
trip fare on the boat is 50 cents
There is some talk of electing John
Tenple Graves to the Legislature to fill
the place of Representative Ewing,
who has recently resigned. A better
man could not he elected. Floyd coun
ty’s best interests would he zealously
guarded by Mr. Graves, and further
more Mr. Graves would be a blessing to
the State at large. We need just such
broad minded, progressive, intelligent
men in our legislative halls.
With its intense itching,dry hot skin,
often broken into painful cracks, and
the little watery pimples, often causes
indescribable suffering. Hood’s Sarsa
parilla has wonderful power o^er this
disease. It purifies the blood and expels
the humor, and the skin heals with out
a sear. Send for hook containing many
statements of cures, to C. 1. Hood &
Co., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
The good opinion of the public, in
regard to Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral is
continued by clergymen, lawyers, pub
lic speakers, and actors. Alfsay it is
the best remedy for affections of the
throat and lungs.
T. Larry Gantt has assumed charge of
the Banner-Watchman, madehisbow—
a graceful one—and suspended for a
f :W days to put the ship to rights. The
nspension is hardly noticeable at this
time; hut when Gantt begins to hum,
then, lookout for a paper as is a paper.
There is no one article in the line of
medicines that gives so large a return
for the money as a <£ood porous strength
ened plaster, such as Carter’s Smart
Weed and Belladonna Backache Plast
Mormons in Madison.
There are .now two Mormon mission
aries teaching their depraved doc-
trin in the vicinity of Thompson’s mill,
in Madison county, and the good peo
ple of that community seriously con
template giving them a free excursion
on a rail.
McGinty & Hunnicutt have con
tracted to build a splendid residence at
Tallulah Falls, for Judge W. B. Thom
as. The building, when finished, will
he the handsomest in North Georgia.
The Oood of Advertising.
There are a great many, even In ed
ucated Athens, who believe that ad
vertising does not pay. They make
money and do a large business, but oth
ers who know the good. of advertising
help to bring the people to our city. The
merchant who does not let the popu
lace know what he keeps in stock, may
prosper for a time, ■ hut tne end will
A lady lost a fine silk' umbrella yes
terday. She jdid as ali sensible la
dies dc—came to The Banner of
fice and sofferedj to put in a notice of
her loss. The busi ness manager inform
ed the lady that he had already found
her umbrella, as it had been telephoned
to him where it could be found. Read
The Banner and advertise what you
have lost, what you have found and
what you have to sell and you will get
good results from your advertisement.
A gentleman who represents a large
manufacturing establishment In Cin-
cinnrti, and who travels over nine
states, fully conversant with the fur
niture trade, whose family resides in
North Carolina, was! in our town yes
terday, and bought a bill of furniture
from Messrs. Edge, Dorsey & Co.
saying Jthat the prices made by them
justified his buying here and paying
The secret of the universal success of
Brown’s iron Bitters Is owing to the
fact that it is the very best iron prepara
tion made. By a thorough and rapid
assimilation with the blood it readies
every part of the body, giving health,
strength and-enduranche to every por-
tion/Thus beginning at the foundation
it builds up and restores lost health. It
does not contain whiskey or alcohol. It
will not blacken the teeth. It does not
constipate or cause headache. It will
cure dyspepsia, indigestion, heartburn,
The Banner Job Office.
The Athens Banner has now one of
the best equipped job offices in the
State—new type, presses, etc. This de
partment is in charge of Mr. Ragailale,
a skilled and experienced job printer.
We ask our friends to send us their
work, which we will do in the latest pos
sible manner, and at reasonable prices.
All work will he delivered as soon as
promised. A large stock of all manner
of job stationary on hand, including
new styles visiting and invitation
cards. Give us a trial and we guaran
At the Pair Grounds Yesterday Evening
—Score 3 to 0.
A splendid game of ball was played
at the Fair Grounds yesterday evening
between Athens and Madison. The
creme de la creme of baseball talent was
employed, and the hoys played like
Madison struggled nobly, hut Athens
was too much for her, and kept her
from making a single run, while our
boys nnuje three.
Mr. Donald Harper’s pitching was
the feature of the game. He struck out
Everything passed off pleasantly.
Mr. Buck Adams umpired and gave
complete satisfaction to both clubs.
The two clubs will meet again soon.
The following are the players for each
Madison—Barber, Neal, Griffin, Lee,
Leake, Thompson, Vason, Pou, Mur
Athens—Knox, Lilly,Harper, Smith,
McClesky, Lilly, T. j. Mell, Reaves,
Col. Ben 0. Yancey, of Clear Spring
isalso attending the trustee meeting:.
Chicken pox is an epidemic in the
country above Athens.
A new postolliee known as Apalachee
has been established on the Covington
and Macon railroad, about half a mile
Mr. Henry Grady remarked yester
day afternoon that the prophecy of Mr.
E. A Cohen was the best thing of the
kind he had ever listened to and *Mr.
Grady has heard all the prophecies de
livered in the University.
Mr. .T. II. Dorsey came through with
a fine lot of mellons yesterday. He
left Valdosta at 5 :30 a. m. and arrived
at Athens 5 :30 p. m. This .was good
time. The mellons went on to New
York and Boston.
Mr. Calvin S. Biice has been elected
chairman of tiie National Democratic
Commitee. Notwithstanding the many
slurs which were cast upon him as
chairman of the Campaign Committee,
he did good serviee, and Mr. Barmun’s
place will be well filled by Chairman
The Athens Banner—the Watchman
appendage has been dropped—comes
out this morning as bright as a new
dollar—intertainingand interesting and
promising greater perfection. Editor
Gantt has taken.hold in earnest, and
announces that his paper is for Athens,
Georgia and democracy. He sticks to
tarifl’reform, the Classic City and North
east Georgia. The Banner and its edi
tor will meet with a cordial reception
thougliout Georgia.—Atlanta Journal.
Clovershurst Farm for Sale.
Every one in Athens knows this beau
tiful place, and indeed almost every one
who has ever been to Athens has seen it,
for it is on the most attractive street in
our town. All are familiar with the
splendid two story residence set hack
from the road and led up to by means
of a beautiful drive which winds
through the finest meadow in the State
This place is in every way the most
desirable place in Ga., and indeed there
are few places in the south which can
In the first place it is in Clarke coun
ty, and thus the wealth of the place is
insured. It is just inside of the cor
porate limits of the town, and thus com
bines all the advantages of both town
and country. It contains 110 acres of
land affording the best farming land
and pasturage in the county. On it is
built the handsomest residence in Ath
ens, with every modern convenience,
while splendid out houses and stables
are at a convenient distance from
the dwelling. There is literally every
thing to make the place
valuable and desirable.
This place is to be sold, aud it will
certainly be to the advantage of every
one, who has the least idea of investing
iu real estate to examine it. Dr. Carl
ton will sell it either as a whole or di
vided up into lots. For further partic
ulars address Dr. H. H. Carleton, Ath
A Tip for those Interested In Cotton.
Mr. J. C. Bannon, who is Messrs
Henry Clews & Co’s Southern repre
sentative, received the following tele
gram from Mr. Jno. S. Ernest, manager
of the cotton department, yesterday.
New York, June 15, ’89.—“Decline
caused by heavy selling out of weak
longs, hut crisis reached. Inman,
Heart/, and others took all offered. New
Orleans several points above New York
Purchase of several months will yield
profits, signed Jno. S. Ernest,
LUCY COBB INSTITUTE,
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All Denominations Represented.
BOARD $15.00 A MONTHi
HO SECRET SOCIETIES.
HEALTH RECORD UNSURPASSED
Fall term commences Sept. 25,1889.
Miss M. RUTHERFORD, Principal.
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