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List of jurors drawn tor tho May
term of Giloier Superior Court.
James A, Ray
Wm. M. Davis
J. W. L. Mullinax
James M. Rogers
N. V. Fain
Geo. W. Reece
Joseph B. Hipp
Rol W. Burgess
Geo. W. Henson
Larkin B. Chastain
John W. Pettit
John C. Tatum, Sr.
Noah F. Parks
Chas. 0. Cox
Hines R. Rogers
Elbert C. Tilley
Hijah I. Dover
Lawrence* M ulkey
Wm. C. Gibson
T. Y. Peuland
Marion L, McClure
Andrew J. Qur rles
John H. Goble
Mark R Blankenship
Johu G. Cole
Chas L. Mulkey
Amos L. McRay
Jason L. Ellis
Clint F Sosebee
Lester M Brown
Geo. A Parser
Wm. M Rice
Geo. W Weaver
Charley L Bates
t, L Davis
MS* * ' ' v
C H Parks
Otis G Weaver
Joseph H (Duck) Ray
James L Leatherwood
Geo. L Fowler
Rufus M Lung
A J Nicholson
Larkin B Holt
C B Kelley
Wm, M Parks
Ben L Chastain
Volley E Cornin
John J Bates
James D Quarles
Wm. E McDerris
Wm. H Watkins
M C Clonts
Janies M Davis
Wm. B James
Jesse F Harper.
Wm, A Davis
Jas. B Allen
Geo. M Chancey
James E Shepard
Thos. C Goble
John W Newberry
Thos. E George
Chas. L Wright
Wm. M Garrett
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1984 , Western Newspaper Union.)
Song of Christmas
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
/"''HANT me a rhyme of Christmas—
Vj And though It Is filled with laugh¬
ter, let It be pure and strong.
Sing of the hearts brimmed over with
the story of the day—
Of the echo of childish voice that will
not die away.
Of the blare of the tasseled bugle, and
of the timeless clatter and beat
Of the drum that throbs to muster
squadrons of scampering feet.
But, O, let your voice fall fainter, till,
blent with a minor tone,
You temper your song with the beauty
of the pity Christ has shown.
And sing one verse for the 'voiceless;
and yet ere the song is done,
A verse for the ears that hear not,,
and a verse for the sightless one.
For though It be time for singing a
merry Christmas glee,
Let a low, sweet voice of pathos run
through the melody.
At first only the royal households
had these lords of misrule, but the cus¬
tom spread until almost every house¬
hold had Its ruler of the season’s
revels. But gradually, as time passed,
these wild celebrations gave place to
festivals none the less joyous, but
more befitting the season.
The ceremony of bringing In the
Yule log was observed, of decorating
the house with holly and mistletoe,
the lighted candle in the window, and
the midnight singing of carols.
Sim later Christmas became a day
marked by ootmHful dinners given to
the poor by riel) landowners, rather
than merely a time of feasting and
And slowly the real Christmas spirit
is coming more and more into the
hearts of humanity, as we grow each
year to better understand the song
the angels sang that starlit night on
the Judean liills. And “on earth
peace, good will to men,” means more
with each recurring year as we open
our hearts to the Child of Bethlehem.
“We Push For'PéqSperitv-fGive Us 3'}: un' ’
ELLIJAY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, DEC. 19. 1924
ANNA DEMINQ QRAIJ
(©, 1924, Western Newspaper Union.)
i w/ Mi: / /
fore the coming of the Christ Child, j
Christmas came from early Egyptian
civilization, from the Teutonic barhh
rlans, or the pagan Greek and Roman
nations—or perhaps frsm all of then.
But in the days of the early Chris¬
tians Christmas ceased to be observed
merely as a day of merrymaking and
feasting. They celebrated It as a day
of good will and kindliness, the be¬
stowing of gifts, and a time of peace,
but they considered It a holy festival
and too filled with solemnity and sa¬
cred Joy to be made a time of hilarity
and boisterous Jollity.
That the very date is uncertain
makes little real difference. In those
early days of the Christians' they
thought It following -the heathenish
customs to observe birthdays. We
cannot wonder at this when we re¬
member that every god and goddess,
every noted man. and every animal
considered sacred, must each have a
special jay of fe. ting and festivity,
It is not otra^g, that they should
have come to a t. me when they put
the whole custom i -ide, and celebrated
none at all, not own the birthday of
the Child of Bethlehem.
It was not until four hundred years
later, not until Christianity had tri¬
umphed and become a recognized fac¬
tor In the world that they even began
E SHALL, have to
go farther hick
than the Christian
era to find the
source celebration, of Christ¬
for we borrowed it
from the nations
the real date of Chrtat’s
The Western empire had accepted
December 25 as the date, and the
6. while other dates from September
29 to May 20 were observed, and each
of these with some good reason for
Lri by ac¬
cepting the ruling of the Western
cliurcli and established December 25,
mid by the middle of the Fourth cen¬
tury this date was generally recog¬
nized. In the pagan nations this hail
been the time when a festival of joy
took place, because It was then that
the sun was supposed to begin to re
rede from the equator.
They celebrated the 21st of Decem
ler by all manner of licentious revels
rnd heathen debauchery, and even
after the coming of Christianity it was
(■ontiii*ioc hafAra fhoco n <i i n miotnma
and practices were eliminated.
tt was not until after the Middle
ages that the meaning and the slg
•nificance of the season began to dawn
upon the minds and hearts of men.
In old England Christmas became a
time of feasting, drinking and hilari
ous merrymaking—not a very ad
Puritanism began to influence English
customs and public zeal ran so high
that alt gavety and all festivity came
to be considered sinful.
All observances of special days were
declared designed by the “deville,”
and the famous Roundhead parlia
ment set aside the celebration of
Christmas, Easter and Whitsuntide.
For twelve years no special days
were observed in England, and when
they were once more taken back Into
favor the result was what might have
been expected. the Christmas sea
t „, ueCame a time of feasting, dunk¬
ing. dancing and wild revel lasting
for twelve days and nights. The lord
into whose hands the keys of the
house were given and whose word was
law while the revel lasted. The days
and nights were full of “all manner of
hilarity, and a most wild and merrie
time wr.s had,” we are told.
QHA iD JURY
Georgia, Gilmer County:
To His Hon. D. W. Blair, Judge
qLkhe Superior Court of said coun¬
We, the grand, jury selected and
sworn f»»th^October term, 1824, of
the , a Superior - . court . of . said .,
, - , leave
teg to , submit , these ,, our gen
1st. Through committees w c
iave examined the jail and court
i muse and find same in good repair.
The prisoners in the jail seem well
cared for, and the conditions there
2nd. We have also examined
-uch of the dockets of the Justices
of the .Peace as have submitted
same to us, as well as the various
books and reeords of the codnty of¬
ficers, and in so far as our limited
time permitted our examination to
extend, jv«.find same in neat and
3rd. We recommend the ap
uointment of H. H. Wright as .nq
lary public and ex-officio Justice o:
(he Peace in and for the 850 Dis
irict, G. M., said county to succeed
M. T. Dooly whose time has ex
pired; also Milford Parker for the
same in the 1498_ District, G. M..
to succeed Henry F. Weaver whose
time has expired; also W. 0. Mil
lor for the same in the 907 District.
M., to succeed himself, and Les
ter Mullinax for the same in the
l >41 District, G. M., to succeed
4th. We unanimously reommerd
the placing in force of the Austra¬
lian ballot system of voting in this
conn tv in moffwmit; 'Jilt
of the Georgia legislature.
5th. We recommend that the
•—* keep »«<>"« hand for the "«*•«>. of ml the
public, free of charge, all blank in
>truments u ed in the transfer and
sale of real estate in this co mty.
6th. We fix (he pay of juror
and bailiffs of this county at $2,110
- <*•* <»«
7th. Since July? 8th, 1924
J. S. Hudson has been the si i
county commissioner of roads ai d
revenues of our county. Since i e
became our commissioner we have
had upper.un'ty to observe tie
n anner in which he is managi t:
'lie affaire of the county. We ti d
dia t } le j s making us a most (fi¬
eient , and . satisfactory . , . . .
com mission >
ford to return to the old system"
\\ 0 commend him for the general
"'Provcment and changes which he
h i- made in the public roads of the
county. * We especially ', commend
. • tor » having ■ oh- i
Loned the services of (.apt. Burt
cheall and Mr. Paul Westfield, state
highway engineers, without anv
ing survey for the highway from the
Murray county line to the Dawson
county ... line, which , • , is now , I , mg
made, and .which when this road is
completed will be of immense ht-ne
,] t to the peop l e 0 f Gilmer county,
8th. . T In taking , . , leave of his „ Hon¬
or I>. W. Blair, judge of our court.
we desire to extend our sincere
thanks for his able charge to us.
;nd for the fearless and impartial
manner in which he is administer
■ & ^ l aw9 to all alike,
\V also extend , . .
e our appreciation
; ug by our soUcitor general. And to
foreman and , clerk , , as well n as
our bailiff we extend thanks for
th'eir faithful and efficient service.
. \Ye recommend that these
G.G.H.S. Wins 2 Games
From Jasper High School
Last Wednesday, between twelve
and one o’clock, the second team of
the Jasper High School invaded tho
camp of the second team of Hie G.
C. H. S., and were completely re
pulsed. It lias taken two or three
expert , mathcniaticians to enumc -
atft tho BCOre . The scorer saia ;*
wa8 62 and 8 in favor of the 0 . L ,
H. S. The Jasper boys thought it
was 62’and 18 in favor of the hx. .i
boys. However Supt. Pentec, wi n
has acquired considerable skill i -cm
estimating the weight of the G .
stifufion Elephant, gives as i '
test count a score of 62 and 10
favor of the G. C. II. S. Great e. t *
it is due John Stephens for i.,s
enormous score, as he made 32 ,
the 62 points. John stalled i s
guard, but before the g
over all present had Ue< .
John had developed n
forward. The writer . - t
ion that if John had had mb
the score might have been o\
for Ellijay. But to say that J
was wholly responsible in.- tne >
tory would he luamlti-oy ,.
Foster Milton and Ralph O wen
made •li^pre points a pie.-a tin
the Jasper boys togei > v.
both Waters and Wee;me. a
played jam-up good basket bad.
The line-up and points p
were as follows:
G.C.H.S.(6'2) Jasper H.fcs.;*.
Waters......_L. F________Moss 9
Milton 15_____R. F......_*€ox
Owen —C. Bqunett
dtephuns:32___R, G. . »_
On Friday afternoon the lot a!
team gave a return game on Jasper’s
Henson boy. However, the^JJ.’jaj
midgets were not to be daunted.
They went into the game doterrm d
to win, and not once were they on
the small end of the score ho; i.
John Stephens agreed before the.
game that he would let th other
hoys do most of the- scoring; so it
f'-ll to Ralph Owen- and Foster Mil
ton To share t his honor.
lane-up and points in ■' id
G.C.H.S.(19) Jasper jI.S.(o)
Milton ------L. F.. ___ Holim.d
Stephens 12____R.F.......Moss i
Owen 8__________C. _____ Benr-.-tt
Waters________L. G _____Henson 1
Westmoreland. R. G..____ Grr
Every one of the hoys play,
consistent basket ball, bu
Owen as center and Dink a , ■ -
The City Y.
1 once and p y .
CASTOR « pm* m A f
For Infants and Chi'dren
In Use For Over 3G Years
sentments he published in tho
Tirnes-Conrier, and that the sum of
^.oo be paid therefor,
R. A. Pinson Clerk
John G. Lupo Foreman
The foregoing presentments r»ad
i * n th ® ° ffice ° f thlS c°« rt f nd P“b
lished u as recommended Tms Pi c.
D. ^ . Blair,
Judge Superior Court BfR.C