Last Tributes to Hon.
An Outpouring of People to Do
Honor to His Memory.
living, he was respected.
Dead, His Memory is Hon
ored by a Loving People.
EULOGIES OF GIFTED SPEAKERS
Anti Fitting Resolutions Adopted by
a Rising Vote.
Jefferson Davis is dead.
As the news flashed over this
southland millions of heads were
bowed in sorrow. No man was
more loved than the father of the
confederacy and no grief could be
more sincere than that of the people
who mourn the death of this great
and good man.
Nowhere was the feeling of deep
regret more intense than it was in
(Jartersville and in Bartow county.
Our people’s feelings towards the
great man amounted to almost
worship, and when they received
the news of his deatli sorrow was
in every house.
This feeling was fully demonstra
ted yesterday by the outpouring of
the people to.attend the memorial
services held at the court house.
No one could have looked into the
faces of the people of that vast
crowd without having it indelibly
impressed upon him that the dis
tinguished dead had been near and
dear to their hearts.
It was about 10:30 o’clock when
the toil of the Methodist church
bell announced that the memorial
services were soon to begin. The
mercnants and business men at
once closed their stores and offi
ces. A great crowd was soon
wending its way to the court house.
Men, women and children crowded
in to pay the last sad tribute to the
illustrious dead. Every part of the
county was represented.
A most pleasing sight was the
large number of children who were
in attendance. The schools atten
ded in a body and marched in and
took the seats that were reserv
ed for them. First came
Mrs. Harris’ school, with about
seventy children in line. The East
side school came next in charge of
Principal Lee and his assistants.
About eighty were the number.
Hoon after this the children of the
west siue school, about one hun
dred strong, came pouring into the
building, completely filling up the
inside of the railing in the court
house with the children of our
Tiie great crowd pressed in until
every seat was taken and even
standing room was at a premium.
Such a sea of animated and expect
ant faces has seldom been seen in
this city as at the time the meeting
was ready for business.
The meeting was called to order
by his honor Mayor Wofford.
On motion of Colonel A. M. Foute,
Colonel It. H. Jones was elected
chairman and Col. C. M. Jones, Cap
tains K. W. Satterfield and M. L.
Pritchett and Private W. H. Barron
were elected vice chairmen.
On motion of It. W. Murphey, Esq.,
Capt. George W. Maddox, W. T.
Glover and Jesse Willingham were
requested to act as secretaries.
Rev. 11. J. Adams offered up a
solemn, appropriate and impressive
Col. R. H. Jones, in taking the
chair, said we are assembled in this
place today for the purpose of giv
ing expression to our deep sorrow
and profound respect and sincere
love for him who was the most dis
tinguished leader and chief com
mander of the southern army. From
one end of this southland to the
other the people have met to take
part in the solemnities of this day.
the g oltrant-a meri can!
\Yith bowed heads we reverently
approach this hour. With tears of
sorrow and devout prayers and
supplications to our Heavenly
Father for his pardoning love and
His gracious favor we invoke his
blessings and sustaining grace upon
the family and loved ones of our
deceased brother—our great and
immortal chieftain. Of the many
illustrious and distinguished men
who have lived in this age of the
world, of the many who have proven
themselves worthy of our deep love,
confidence and commendation for
their courage, integrity, deeds of
valor, noble aspirations, manly and
patient endurance, none have sur
passed, if equaled, the deceased
Jefferson Davis. In his career as
president and .chief commander of
our southern forces, there were
those who opposed his views, criti
cised his administration and whose
sympathies were not with him,
causing him many a heartache.
Never was there a word of com
plaint. .Silently he endured with
out wrath or vindictiveness. He
seemed to have but one object and
aim in all that great struggle,
which was the independence of his
belOVPd Mouth. Whon thin ©her
ished hope was ignobly driven out
by overwhelming numbers and
ever increasing forces, embarrassed
by poverty, with bare feet, ragged
and an exhausted army he was
forced to succumb to the enemy.
It was in this fearful ordeal through
which he was called to pass, that
his virtues, statesmanship and
Christian character shown brighter
and his powers of endurance was
manifest. Never in the history of
our race was human nature sub
jected to severer test and never
was his patience and endurance
surpassed. Surely no unprejudiced
mind can fail to see in him the
true nobility. His thrilling and
eventful life’s history will be hand
ed down to posterity, forever stamp
ing him the unparalleled, incor
rupted, incorruptible Christian and
The speaker said it was his
privilege to meet Mr. Davis and sit
by his side in the house of God dur
ing religious worship one .Sunday
morning in the city of Richmond,
under the ministry of the great and
good Bishop Johns during the war.
His humble and reverential man
ner, his earnest, attentive and de
vout spirit impressed me with ids
genuine Christian sincerity and
character, it was to me a godsend
and refreshing to ray spirit. Just
in from the rough and tumble camp
life, where when we had chance to
have religous service at all it was
our custom to . kneel and sit down
upon the ground with listless and
indifferent hearers with all re
straints and refinements of home
absent. Allow me in conclu
sion to thank yon for the distin
guished honor you have conferred
upon me in calling upon me to pre
side over the deliberations of this
meeting, so sacred and holy, and
dedicated to the memory of our de- i
ceased ex-president who was so
dear to all our hearts and whose j
name is so inseparably connected j
with the history of the lost cause.
A. M. Foute moved a committee
of seven he appointed by the chair
to prepare suitable resolutions for
the meeting. Carried.
The chair appointed A. M. Foute,
R.W. Murphey, John W. Akin, J, W.
Harris, Jr., A. \V\ Fite, J.C. Wofford
and T. Warren Akin.
While they were out several gen
tlemen made remarks appropriate
to the occasion.
One of these was Rev. H. J.
Adams, vho delivered a beautiful
tribute to the life, character and
memory of Jefferson Davis. He
spoke of Robt. E. Lee being accor
ded the hero of the late war, which
was right, hut he was more favora
bly impressed with the character of
Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson
Davis. They were very pious men
and very different in many respects
and neither were original secession
ists. But yet no other two men en
tered with all their hearts, with all
their souls and with all the energies
of their remarkable lives to this
cause. The speaker grew eloquent
in his remarks and was loudly
The committee then submitted
the following resolutions:
Five days ago these words thrilled
with pain the hearts of the millions of
this fair southland.
Full of years and honors, Jefferson
Davis, the first and last president of the
Confederacy, was called from labor. He
was cut down, like wheat, when fully
ripe, and is at rest with his lieutenants,
1 Dee and Jackson, under the shade of the
| trees. The love his people bore him was
'Teat, but it could not stay the hand of
j death, and even now, all that is mortal
CAUTERSVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 188!).
of our chieftain is being borne to the
We join in the common sorrow of our
people, and mingle our tears with the
mourning ones all over the south to-day.
In all but success our chieftain was the
peer of him who was tirst in war, first
in peace and tint in tho hearts of his
Resolved, 1. That it is with pride and
pleasure that we place upon record our
high appreciation of Jefferson Da.'is as
a citizen, a soldier, a statesman and a
patriot, and our admiration for his stain
less, Christian character as a man.
2. That we tender our sympathies to
his aged companion to whom he owed
so much for the grandeur and the purity
of his life, and to their children, the
daughters of the Confederacy.
3. That any effort to suitably provide
for his family, and to erect a suitable
monument to his memory meets our
With all the solemn pomp state
Of Death’s sublwnest pageantry,
As doth become the good and great,
Who for their country live and die—
Consign Jiis body to the dust,
Carve on the stone tho Martyr’s name;
And give to God ids soul, in trust,
And to the world his deathless fame.
—CHAItr.ES W. HtUINKB.
Atlanta, (la., December 11, 1889.
Mr. John W. Akin seconded the
adoption of the resolutions in an
earnest and beautiful speech of
about five minutes. He said that
before such an audience and in such
a land no remarks are necessary on
such an occasion, It is no ordi
nary occasion. Men have died and
been buried. The great men of the
earth have been followed by funeral
pageantry, and yet there has been
no more remarkable funeral ever
transpired In the history of the
world than this In which millions
of people incur midst are mourning
today. I say millions because it
was Mr. Davis’ representative char
acter that endeared him to the
southern heart, It was not the fact
that it was Jefferson Davis, but the
fact that he was at the head of the
cause for which so many suffered
and bled and died—a cause which Is
recorded by the grave of some loved
one on every battlefield from Vir
ginia to Texas, But that Is not the
sole cause. It was because Mr,
Davis occupied in the political
world to the southern people the
same position that Christ occupies
in the religious world—a Christian.
He was made the vicarious atone
ment of what others conceived to
he our sin on his shoulders and in the
grave today rests the hate and sec
tional malignity which is visited
upon him, not because it was him,
but because he was the leader of
our fallen dead, who sleep in hon
ored graves. It was because upon
his name and in his name will his
tory record the leader of a cause
which is fallen in one sense and yet
in another sense has not fallen, The
democracy of Greece and Rome
fought for the principles for which
the southern people fought, the dem
ocrats all through the ages have
fought for it, and that principle is
local self-government that brings
the government of the people near
est to the hearthstone, nearest to
the people. That flag which is so
appropriately draped in mourning
today in honor of him who added
lustre to it before the (lays of the
confederacy—that flag, while it re
presents a happy, united people, re
presents also the greatest illustra
tion and example of the principle
for which the southern people
The speaker feelingly alluded to
the imprisonment of Mr. Davis and
said his incarceration and treat
ment was a stigma upon that
flag and history would some (lay
record it as such. He thanked God
that there was one section of this
country that had no hand in it and
did not countenance or endorse this
disgrace. He then compared the
life of Hannibal with that of Davis.
The former was at the head of an
aggressive army and Davis was at
the head of a defensive army. Af
ter Hannibal had failed he was
driven by his former friends into a
desert and there came to his death
by his own hands. Mr. Davis lived
for twenty-five years after the close
of the war and died an honorable
death in the midst of his family and
friends. He then seconded the
adoption of the resolutions and ask
ed that a rising vote be taker.
The question was put to the meet
ing and in a solid mass the people
rose to their feet.
The chairman then stated that
he had an appeal to make to the
meeting from the governor of the
state for the raising of a fund for
the relief and maintenance of Mrs.
Davis and daughter. Maj. Foute
was appointed acting trustee in
place of Maj. Smith, who was ab
sent. About |125 was raised.
Mr. T. Warren Akin urged the
; people to contribute to the fund
that was now being raised to erect
a monument to the memory of Mr.
Davis. He said that in the person
of Mr. Davis you behold the repre
sentative of the confederacy—a
representative of memories as sweet
as ever thrilled a human heart, of
memories as ever drew a tear from
the wells of love, bf memories as
glorious as ever thrilled the human
heart with pride. He said that it
was a beautiful idea to bring the
children here. He wanted them
taught to honor the memory of Jef
ferson Davis so that as long as the
stars shine brightly and the sun en
dures his memory shall endure.
After the subscriptions had been
made the meeting was adjourned.
Houses Draped in Mourning*
Several of the merchants draped
their doors and windows in honor
of the day. Among those who did
so were Miot, Baker & Hall, Wikle
& Cos., Word and Porter &
Vaughan, In Miot’s window was
a miniature monument. At its
base were some mementoes of the
confederacy, and the word “Davis”
printed across. Porter & Vaughan
also had a monument in their win
dow, entwined around which were
black and white drapery, At the
foot was the Inscription i
The Hero of the Confederacy,
Born June 3, lSOfl,
He fell Asleep December 0, 1883.
The South mourns its Chieftain.
M. F, Word also had a prettily
draped window, excellent like
nesses of the' president and vice
president of the confederacy oc
cupying a conspicuous position.
Wikle & Go. were not behind the
others. Drapery in great folds
flapped around their doors and
windows. The large column in
front of Baker (S: Hull’s store was
The arch over the gate of Mrs.
Harris’ school was literally covered
with crape and white cloth, which
was arranged in an artistic way.
There were many others who dec
orated their houses in a fitting way.
Mr. Davis’ Funeral.
At New Orleans yesterday people
from all parts of the south gather
ed to do honor to the dead chief of
the confederacy and the ceremonies
at the funeral were the most im
posing ever witnessed in the bor
ders of oqr sunny land. Military
delegations from most of the south
ern states made a part of the me
morable pageant, eight governors
were among the mourning throng,
and it is claimed that nearly two
hundred thousand people viewed
the memorable procession,
The funeral car was a heavy four
wheel raison. Built over it was a
superstructure of six bronze camion
supporting a canopy ornamented
in bronze at the four corners and
two central sides.
Each apartment of the upper can
opy contained furled United .States
Hugs. Heavy drapery drooped
from the columns of crossed mus
kets, and the sides and ends were
furnished in mourning emblems of
black cloth and silver bullion.
Six horses drew the caisson. It
was a military funeral and milita
ry regulations forbid more than
that number. Each horse was led
by a regularly uniformed artillery
man. The coffin was borne by a
regular detail of soldiers and the
actually pall-bearers, about fifty in
number, preceded the funeral
THE EAST AND WEST SHOPS.
The Kemniiider of the Subscriptions
Receiver Ball has notified the
citizens that he is now ready to re
ceive the site for the location of the
East and West railroad shops. The
money for the site was subscribed
some months ago and a great deal
of it has been collected. Mr. G'has.
McEwen is now collecting up the
balance end it is hoped all of it will
be paid in the next few days so
that the work will in no way be
The company will build quite ex
tensive shops and the pay roll will
amount to considerable. The se
curing of them is one of the best
things that has ever happened to
Cartersville, as it will materially
help the bu-iness interests of the
Let every man pay his subscrip
tion at once. The sooner the bet
ter for all parties concerned. Re
ceiver Rail is now ready to push
his work, so let all assist him by
Strickland & Bro. will receive this
week new prunes, Valencia raisins, plum
pudding, vermicilli, imported olive
oil, okra, tomatoes and figs. These
goods are first-class in every particular
and will please the most fastidious.
GhOSINS eet SAhC!
Porter & Vaughan Are Now Offering
Their Stock at Greatly
We Must Vacate Our Stock on or about January Ist. To
Save the Trouble of Moving so Many Goods wo now
Throw our Entire Stock on the Market.
AS TO FRIGES, “THE BOTTOM HAS DROPPED OUT.”
Our Sales the Past Week were Immense. The People Appreciate
Honest Bargains. Porter & Vaughan Advertise
NOTHING BUT FACTS.
For the remaining part of December we will simply
slaughter prices. Our stock must be reduced. Price is not an object. The
goods must go. Every article in our store a grand bargain.
We have 56 Cloaks left. They include include Ladies’, Misses and Childrens,
we will ignore the cost. They must be sold.. Come early while you can get a fit
and choice selection. As to price—you can name it, the garment is yours,
HOLIDAY GOODS OF ALL KINDS.
Buy your Christmas Presents from Porter & Vaughan. We can and will save
you money. Many novelties and Fancy Goods suitable for Xmas presents now
being offered at Porter & Vaughan’s. As to prices—we simply say they must be
Porter & Vaughan's Shoe Department
Always in the lead. We handle the best makes only. Now is your chance to buy
first-class Shoes at reduced prices; all styles and grades of Shoes ; all sizes ana
widths in our shoe stock. P,very pair sold under a positive guarantee. Cut prices
now ruling the day in our Shoe department.
UNDERWEAR ! UNDJEHWEAH !
We are over-stocked on Underwear. The warm weather is the cause of it.
We now propose to reduce this department at once. Full line Gent’s Underwear,
all styles, grades and sizes. Full line Ladies and Children’s Underwear. All going
at prices that will astonish every one.
Great Dargainn in Ladies’ Gloves.
<jri*eiit Bargains in Gents’ Gloves.
(i rout Bargains in Hosiery.
Great Bargains in Handkerchiefs.
Thousands of Bargains are How Being Offered at Porter i Vaughan's.
Porter & Vaughan acknowledge no superiors and few equals in North Georgia.
Our stock is all new and fresh, bought with hard cash and experience direct from
the manufacturers. We now place before the people of Bartow county the greatest
bargains in Georgia. Now is your chance ; our stock must be reduced by January
Ist. Call at once and get a choice selection.
PORTER & VAUGHAN.