THE COUR A NT-AMERICAN.
THURSDAY, AUGUST !, 1888.
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T erse communications'on matters of public in
Dunn’s last trade Review reports busi
ness prospects good and crops promis
Governor Forter’s refusal to accept
the Republican nomination for governor,
leaves the g. o. p. in a rather bad fix in
On the 10th inst. the E. TANARUS., A . & Ga.
Railroad will sell round trip tickets from
Atlanta to St. Simon's Island at $5.00,
and to Cumberland Island at $6.50.
Polk county democracy last Saturday
at one of the largest mass meetings ever
held in the county, selected Clements
delegates to the Congressional conven
tion by a vote of 250 to 2.
The latest plan proposed for getting
rid of a part of Uncle Sands surplus, is
the appointment of a commission to
search for mythical Confederate property
in this and other countries.
Wk want to say to the thousands of
Northerners who contemplate visiting the
South the coming fall: You will miss
seeing the most promising town, and the
fiimst section of the whole South, if you
give Cartersville the go-by.
The Albany News is in favor of a
“watermelon trust.” It would seem
that the growers naturally had a corner
on melons, but they haven t. The rail
roads regulate the prices by their freight
rates. The growers are to hold a con
vention and make an effort for relief.
Thanks to the committee for an invita
tion to attend the ‘‘Dalton Waterworks
Inauguration Entertainment,'' at the
Lewis House, last Thursday evening.
Sorry we couldn't go. Hope friends A\ il
lingham and Wrench will makegood use
of it —that is, confine themselves to
acqua pura, as a standard drink.
The W. & A. Railroad Company have
experienced great benefit from their
advance step in the way of cheap passen
ger fares. The people meet them half
way, and more too. We don’t suppose
there has ever been as much summer
travel on the road before. This road,
by the liberal and public spirited course
of its present managers, is doing a good
work for Georgia.
Sample copies of the Courant-Amp:ri_
fan, sent out to the right sections from
week to week, are worth more to the city
than any other form of advertising. A
fund of several hundred dollars should be
raised by our people for this purpose at
once. The publishers do an immense
amount of free work for the public good;
but they should have help in carrying on
the good work. Don’t you think so?
The Kennesaw Gazette, published un
der the auspices of the passenger depart
ment of the W. & A. Railroad Company,
is doing a valuable work for North Geor
gia. Thousands of copies go out each
mouth lull of good words for the flour
ishing cities anu towns along the line.
They are scattered on the trains, and
carried by travelers far and near. Car
tersville appreciates the valuable work
the Gazette is doing for her.
Dr. .J. S. Wilson, of Atlanta, was run
over by an engine at the Whitehall street
crossing Saturday evening, and had
both feet cut off. This terrible accident
springs the question of remedying the
great evil known as the“ Whitehall cross
ing,’’ but somehow, it seems that noth
ing can be done. Both the city and the
railroads should be made to pay extra
heavy damages when these periodical ac
cidents occur—that would tend to hurry
op some measure of relief.
The survivors of the 60th Georgiaßeg
iment, C. S. A., are respectfully invited to
attend the reunion of this regiment at
LaGrange, Troup county, Ga., on the
sth day of September, 1888. The sur
vivors of the 4th, 13th, 21st, and 41st
Georgia Regiments, C. S. A., are also
invited to this reunion by the Confeder
ate Veterans’ Association of Troup
county, Ga. Arrangements will be made
with all railroads for reduced fare. Con
sult your local railroad agent.
Some of the Republican papers are
“‘going for” Bro. Brooks, the vice-presi
dential candidate of the prohibitionists,
because he was in the Confederate army
—but that won’t hurt him. The prohi
bition party is more of a nationnl party
than either of the others, as it disregards
all sectional questions, past, present or
recognizes the fact that the
war is over . And this is the main feature
that will, in a few years, make it one of
the great political parties of the coun
try. The time of this party ip not just
yet, but it is comparatively near at hand.
the forward movement.
We commend the article, on the great
industrial movement now going on. in
Cartel's ville to be found in another col
umn. to the careful attention of every
reader. Every indication shows conclu
sively that all connected with the enter
prise are in earnest, and that the success
of the Cartersville Steel and Furnace
Company promises to be almost phenom
From the estimates made the prospec
tive value of the stock can readily be seen
and while the stock is closely held, the
Company is not unwilling to place a few
shares among those interested in the
development of our own resources, and
an early application should be made to
secure stock while the opportunity is pre
sented. Mr. Geo. W. Ware, the Financial
Agent of the Pratt Steel Company and
the Cartersville Steel and Furnace Com
pany. will be in the city for a few days
only and can always be found at the of
fice of the company recently fitted up at
the St. James Hotel.
DEATH OF GEN. SHERIDAN.
Sunday’s dispatches brought the sad
news of General Sheridan’s death, which
occurred at 10:20 that night.
At 7 o’clock Mrs. Sheridan and the
doctors went to the hotel for supper, and
soon after their return*the usual prepara
tions for the night were made. At about
9:20 Colonel Sheridan said “Good night”
to his brother and went to his hotel,
there having been through the day no
sign whatever of any unfavorable change
in his condition. At 9:30 syptoms of
heart failure suddenly apppeared, and
Doctors O’Reilly and Matthews, who
were with him at the time, immediately
applied remedies which had proved sue
cessful in all similar attacks, but this
time they were without effect, and despite
all that could be done, the general grad
ually sank into a condition of complete
unconsciousness and at 10:20 breathed
Sheridan was a great soldier, a true
patriot, and a brave man He could
come nearer standing his hand with the
Confederate cavalry leader than any
other Federal officer in service.
He was a man of many warm personal
friendships, and his death will carry sad
ness to many a heart.
THE GOOD TEMPLARS.
The Grand Lodge of Good Templars,
which met at Savannah last week, elected
the following officers:
G. IT. C. T.—Rev. M. J. Coffer, Wash
G. W. C. —C. H. Harris, Augusta.
G. W. V. T.—Mrs. R. Riddle,Savannah.
G. W. Treasurer —Rev. L. R. Gwaltney,
G. W. Secretary—J. G. Thrower, At
Superii i tei iden tJu vein le Tern pi a rs —J.
.J. Keith, Louisville.
Representatives to Rightworthy Grand
Lodge—G. C. Thomas, Athens; D. C.
Alternates —M. J. Coffer. Washington;
R. 0. Barksdale, Washington.
The lodge adjourned to meet in Atlanta
THEY ARE COMING.
Gen. Benj. F. Butler has his off eye on
the South. In a brief interview, the oth
er day, lie was asked what he thought of
the future of New England industries,
when he replied: “There are more looms
west of the Alleglianies than east. If the
mills of Lowell were to be swept away
to-night by a general conflagration we
would be very likely to take our insu
rance moue3 f to the West and South and
Gen. Butler is a level-headed business
man. It will not require a conflagra
tion to move them, however. They are
coming anyhow. .
The Democratic Committee of Fulton
has decided to have mass meetings of the
districts to nominate a candidate for the
State Senate, and ballot, under rigid
rules at these meetings, whereat there is
a great howl of dissatisfaction, and a de
mand for regular primary elections. As
this is but another form for primaries,
we don’t see the point in such fearful
kicking. It looks to us as if the prohibi
tion element of the party had determined
to shut off illegal voting, and somebody
else was opposed to such a thing being
done. Let the committee stand by their
action, and they will secure a fair vote,
and get the expression of the genuine
Democracy of the county.
The Summer session of the convention
of the Georgia State Agricultural Society
will be held at Newnan on August 14th.
The programme is a very inviting one,
and the attendance ought to be, and
doubtless will be, large. Addresses will
be delivered by some of the leading men
of the State, on subjects that cannot fail
to be interesting and profitable to far
mers. The conventions of the Agricultu
ral Society are productive of a great deal
of good, and they shouid be encouraged
in every possible way.
Dancing is off till the weather gets
One of our Georgia cotemporaries
says that a woman with a long skirt on
looks like a bottle with a short neck.
Must be Paid in Advance.
In o’*der to prevent confusion and in
convenience to the publishers, the attor
neys and others interested, the Courant
American will hereafter adopt the general
rule of the press in regard to legal adver
tising: which is cash in advance.
SOW FOR A COTTON FACTORY.
All Manufacturing Follows the
Trend of the Iron industry.
Cartersville’* Splendid Advantages for
Cotton Manufactures—Grand Water
Powers —Luxuriant Cotton Fields.
The movement for a cotton factory
at Cartersville should not be allowed to
The farmers of Bartow could build it—
and it would be the very best investment
they could make.
It would bring their selling market
right to their doors.
It would increase the demand and bet
ter the price of everything they produce.
Investors in it would make fortunes.
It is only a question of time when the
principal manufacturing of our staple
will be moved from the frozen regions of
the North, to the cotton fields—where is
The saving of freights,
A more congenial clime,
Work all the year ’round,
Cheaper building material,
More reliable labor,
And many other advantages over the
crowded manufacturing districts of the
North and East.
No well managed enterprise in this line
lias ever failed in the South.
Those places which have built cotton
factories, are increasing their capacity or
Cotton factories have made Augusta
They have made Columbus rich.
They will make many other Southern
Those towns which take the lead in
the movement will always have the ad
AYili Cartersville and the people of Bar
tow seize the golden opportunity?
The editors of the Courant-American
have had occasion to make some investi
gations in this line, in connection with
the live people of another city. A gentle
man was sent to visit various manufac
turing centres, and on his return render
ed a most interesting report.
Such mills are usually built and equip
ped jointly—that is, the contractor builds
the mill and equips it at so much per
spindle, or loom, as the case may be.
The best fine to start on here at pres
ent would be a warp mill, of some 5,000
spindles. Such a mill, with brick tene
ments for the operatives, thd mill ready
for the cotton, can be built at a cost of
from $lO to sll per spindle, or a total
of about $55,000. To this add $20,000
to a working capital, and you have the
sum necessary to establish a cotton in
dustry not surpassed in the country.
Such an establishment would employ at
east 225 operatives, 30 per cent, of
whom would be boys and girls.
Mr. J. H. Bin miner, the energetic and
intelligent secretary of the Tallapoosa
Land Company, who has taken consider
able pains to ascertain the dividends
paid I)3’ various cotton factories through
the South, reported that the smallest
dividend paid, so far as he learned, was
17 per cent., and from that up to 30 per
cent, per annum. He was also informed
b3’ experts in Atlanta that cotton grown
in this and adjacent counties was of ex
tra good quality.
The farmers and merchants are the
classes to be benefitted most by an en
prise of this kind. AYili they come to the
front and put it through?
But tlie3’ should not be left to do it
alone. Everybody is to be benefitted.
It gives the farmer a home market and
better prices—the merchant is benefitted
by the additional trade attracted to the
This is not a matter oi contribution
for the public good, but one of profitable
investment to every man who takes a
hand in it, affording a double dividend
It is already settled that Cartersville is
An iron furnace,
A ferro-manganese furnace,
A steel plant,
An iron novelty works,
Gas or electric lights,
In addition to her present industries.
Now, let us add a cotton factory t#
the list, and the Courant-American will
A MASS MEETING.
Action of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee of the County,
Pursuant to the call of the joint chair
men of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Bartow county, a, meeting of
thecommitte was held at thecourt house
on Tuesday last, with Col. R. H. Jones in
the chair, and R. I. Battle, Secretary.
After consultation it was resolved to
hold a mass meeting of the party at the
court house on the first Tuesday in Sep
tember, for the purpose of selecting dele
gates to the nominating convention of
the seventh Congressional district, at
At this mass meeting anew executive
committee will also be selected to serve
for the ensuing two years.
R. H. Jones, Ch’n.
R. 1. Battle, Sec’y.
Rates to Monteagle via the Western &
Atlantic have been fixed at f0.55 for
August 10th and 20th.
Clms. A. Moon was born Feb. 20, 18(50, in Bar
tow county, and died June 22nd, 1888, at Carters*
T Q is brief statement chronicles the history of
every mortal. We are born, we die. Thus far
we make the same record. The brave, the fair,
the young, the old, deserve alike this common
But out of this changlessness comes incessant
change. This unvaried chronicle is varied by the
multiform conditions of the individual life. The
background ot every life-canvass is the same; yet
the shifting lights and shadows of each distinct
personalihy give forth forms of shape and color
as various as the myriad sons of men.
The individual portrait we now contemplate
lias become a memory. Flesh and blood, form
and movement, the light of the eye, the smile, the
face, are to us as the remembrance of sunlight
after the night has taken it away, Night can in_
deed obscure the sunlight. But the gloomiest o f
shadows cannot destroy the recollection of the
warmth, the gentleness, the fragrance, of the day.
So it is with this human heart on whose sweet
memory we pause to lay this leaf.
Some years ago an Englishman whose name is
a stranger to fame, gave to the world a little
pamphlet which adds new strength to faith and
new wings to hope. Its inquiry is to discover
if there lie a trace of cowardice in the life of
('hrist. and its theme is His perfect human man
liness. Impressing, as it did upon me, the great,
virtue of Christian bravery, its theme appeared
to be rejected in the life of my departed friend;
Let us see: A vigorous youug man commences
the battle of life with no fortune but his energy
and brain and muscle. He marries the love of
his youth. Without warning, God takes away
their first-born. Three other children come to
bless them. One of these, after days of suffering,
is taken also. The husband meets reverses His
health is shattered. He works on. He will not
depend on others for his bread. He enters an
occupation which takes him from his home at a
time when that, dread disease, consumption, ren
ders tlie comforts of home so necessary. On one
of these trips, an accident crushes his thigh.
Away from friends and loved ones, he endures
mortal anguish—brought home, he languishes
for weeks. As pain is somewhat alleviated, his
wife—his patient, faithful, sweet-spirited nurse—
grows weak and faint. She sickens and dies.
This king among diseases renews his attacks.
Steadily the cheek blanches. Surely the strength
fbbs. Swiftly the death approaches. There is
no escape. There is no flight. With the shadow
on his very hearthstone, with the fatal dart
poised before his very eyes and aimed at iiis very
heart, the brave man never quails, His helpless
babes hang about his knees and he knows they
will be cast on the world, fatheriess, motherless,
their fate beclouded with that uncertainty which
is often more distressful than positive misfor
tune. Amid all these sorrows, these mortal an
guishes, he finds peace and rest. Faith brings
God nigh. Heath comes, but not as victor.
Death is conquered. The grave loses its sting.
The human manliness of this brave man is sus.
tained by Him who was the type of perfect man
in His battle is ended. He rests.
Is there not a lesson in this life? Mby these
multiplied sorrows come is among the unknowa
ble. A favorite song of his—one which he re
quested to be sung at his funeral services—con
tained these lines:
“When the mists shall rise above us,
As our Father knows his own,
Face to face with those that love us,
We shall know as we are known.
Lo, beyond the orient meadows
Floats the golden fringe of day;
Heart to heart, we bide the shadows
Till the mists have cleared away.”
So it is. The'.mists havecleared from his vision
not from ours. Yet through the haze we may s#e
the lesson of manliness, courage, faith, resigna
tion; and, seeing, we may not altogether the
Would the noble qualities of this noble heart
have been developed in a life ol‘ ease and pleas
ure? Was not the crucible of pain needed to
discover the preciousness of its contents? Ah,
we never see the stars until the sun goes down
and the night comes on !
The events of this life may be briefly noted.
He was reared in Cartersville, obtaining a good
education from • its schools. He married Miss
Hattie Goodwin, whose death was recently noted
in these columns. Four children were born, two
surviving. Energy and intelligence character
ized him. He chose mercantile pursuits for his
life-work; and it is safe to say that only disease
or death could have prevented his sure success.
He joined the Methodist church in 1575 under the
pastorate of Rev. A. J. Jarrell. Affliction fully
discovered his Christian patience and resigna
tion. Few have been so sorely tried. Death
came after months of consumption. He leaves a
legacy to his children and family richer than
heaps of gold—a brave Christian character, “a
good name.” Kequiescat!
John W. Akin.
How often does the patient mother
who has just laid away the little one that
died from the effects of teething, ask this
question. If she had known of Dr. Dig
gers’ Huckleberry Cordial, life might
have been brighter.
Try Hygeia chewing tobacco. It is not
a humbug, but will cure heart burn and
NOTICE TO FARMERS.
We’il be Ready to Gin Your Cotton
We have purchased anew Gullatt Gin,
the latest improved, and will be pre
pared in time to gin for the public, as
usual, and guarantee satisfaction.
GALLOWAY & FREEMAN,
a9-4t Successors to Galloway & Uren.
last Cartersville Institute!
DANIEL G. LEE, A, M., PRES,
and Professor of the Latin Language and
Literature, Higher Mathematics and Natu
PETER ZELLARS, A. 8.,
Professor of Greek Language, French, Book
Keeping, and a General Academic course.
MISS IDA LEE,
Teacher of Primary and Intermediate courses.
MRS. S. J. WARE,
Principal of Music Department.
Rates of Tuition as Follows:
Advanced and Classical Grades...§B.oo per month
intermediate .T.. 2.00 “
Primary 1.50 “ “
Incidentals 15 “
Music... LOO “
gsercises Will bs tansd August 20tb, M
WITH ITS OWN VOLITION
Our Business Booms!
Like the great town of Gartersville, it is carried on to success by merit aloue.
The Nortfi Georgia Gljeap Furniture House
Is as fall of wealth as the mouutains around Cartersville are of the richest minerals.
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is the word, and we propose to head the procession in our line.
We feel that our effort to handle
at prices that defy competition have been appreciated by the people of this and
surrounding counties, and makes us more than ever determined to till every possi
sible want that might arise. We are in the lead and propose to stay there, if Low
Prices, Euergy aud Fair Dealing will do it.
Farmers, Mechanics, Professionals and Boomel’s, call in aud look at the hand
somest stock of FURNITURE in North Georgia. When we have feasted your
eyes upon the goods, your pocket-book will fly open with its owu volition.
PEACOCK & VEAL,
The North Georgia Cheap .Furniture House
* GARTERSVILLE, GA.
THE HOWARD BANK
Does a General Banking Business.
Deposits Received, Subject to Check.
Exchange Bought and Sold.
Collections Made in all parts U. S.
- Discounts Desirable paper.
All Accommodations Consistent with Safety
EXTENDED TO ITS CUSTOMERS.
That Question is Settled.
Rob’t F. Bradford & Cos.
North Georgia Headquarters for
Farm and Family Supplies.
The goods in stock, as wdl as heavy Invoices on tne road have all been bought at spot cash prices
and we are able to defy competitiom. All country Produce bought at the highest market prices. A
careful inspection of our stock is cordially invited.
ROB’T F. BRADFORD & CO.
WEST END INSITUTE
The fall session will open on
Monday, August 6th, 1888.
Mrs. J. W. Harris, Sr. ___ Prof. L. B. Robeson.
L. B. ROBESON, A. M.
Professor of Latin, Greek, Higher Mathematics and Book-Keeping.
MRS. J. W. HARRIS, SR.
Teacher of Academic and Preparatory Department.
MISS MARY SOFGE.
Instrumental and Vocal Music, Gemau aud Calisthenics.
MISS LOUISE CALHOUN—Art Department.
Primary and preparatory, per month - $1 50 tfoard, (including fuel, lights and washing) ■■
Intermediate, * “ - 2 00 per month, - - . . . 12 5®
Collegiate and high school, “ “ - - - 300 Music, per month, 40®
Incidental fee, “ “ - - - 15 Use of piano, for practice, per month, - 10®
French and German, each, “ “ - 150 Art—Oil painting or crayon, per month, - 40®
Summer and YV inter.
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