The True Citizen,
WAYNESBORO, GA., FRIDAY, APRII.28, 1882
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— The late cold weather \b making
the young cotton look had'v.
Woman’s Friend.—Bradfield’s Fe
male Regulator, at 75 cts. and $1 50
per bottle for sale at Polhill’s,
—We are determined, if possible,
to make The Citizen a reflex of pub
lic opinion of our county and section ;
and iherefore, ask communications
from all quarters upon any subject in
teresting to the public. We, however,
do not hold ourself respons ; ble for the
views of our correspondents, unless we
specially endorse them. We hope our
readers will not forget this.
—After a long and annoying delay,
and much trouble and vexation we
hand our readers The Tbue Citize r.
On the arrival of our press, ,we found
her to be of a new pattern, and one we
did not understand. Finally we se
cured the services of Mr. W. McCath-
evn, a fine machinest, who, with the
'aid of Mr. Lee Dixon and ourself,
began to get the pieces together.—
But, lo ! we found that the shipping
agent, the railroad, or some one else,
had mislaid, or thrown a^ay, several
important bolts, screws, etc., and broken
others. In this emergency we applied
to Mr. J. 0. Byrns, one of the best
—Mr. S. Schwarzweiss is always
wide awake to business, and comes to
... , „ .. ! blacksnirhs in the State, who forged
the front with an a tractive advertise-! , 6
The special attention of our renders 1I)PT1 t j n this, the fir t issue 0 f anc * broken and missing parts
is Oi Hod to ihe publishers’ notice.
—If you want to buy goods cheaply,
you should call on W. M. Wimberly.
—Don’t forget that PolMll sells Mof-
fot’s Teothina Powders, for all diseases
common among children.
— Although we give our readers thir
ty-six coll inns of reading matter this
week, mary items are crowded out. •
—One of our young men says he is
often in doubt whether ho hns anv
sense or not. We think “the doubt”
a healthy indication.
—When wiil the dogki liner begin?
There are several worthless howling
curs in Coikerville that we hope will
serve for the first practice of the
—F. A. Grav sends greeting to the
fanners of Burke county, and says, be
fore you luiy your Blizzard Plows,call at
his store and seethe most excellent and
best finished plow in the maiket for the
—T r, .T. A. Pollii 1 now keeps on
hand a (.iron’ating library, consisting of
the best literary papers to bo had, and
any nf them for 5 cts—
price. You should call and
* amine his collection.
Citizen. Experience has
proved that those business men who give
the best bargains are those who do the
most advertising ; and it must, be admit
ted that Mr. Schwarzweiss is a liberal
user of printer's ink. We, therefore,
confidently recommend our readers to
go there to buy. See his advertisement.
—Waynesboro is situated in Burke
county, and is the county site, and is
loacted on the line the Angus'a ct
Savannah R. R., and is 82 miles from
the former place, and 100 from the lat
ter. It contains about 1,200 inhabi
tants, while Burke county contains more
than 27,000 inhabitants, the colored
element largely predominating. The
chief product is cotton, of which 30,000
to 85,000 bales ate annually raised
Be'eween $800,000 and $1,000,000
wmsh of business is done by our dealers.
Below we give a list of our busines men,
both great and small, some of them do
ing largely over $100,000 worth of busi
ness. The heavy pressure upon our
( j unlil we got “the old thing” in a shape
® i to bear the good news of glad tidings to
the people. We here return thanks
to Messrs. McCathern, Dixon. Byrns
and Warner for their aid in this mat
ter. We are also under obliga tions to
several other gentlemen in getting ready
for work, and shall take pleasure in re
turning all the cour isies received when
— Last Wednesday, the 26th inst.,
was Memorial Day, and was celebrated
with appropriate ceremonies, and in a
manner which proved that the memory
of our fallen heroes, who gave up their
lives in defence of “The Lost Cause”
was still fresh in the memory of our
people. We regret to notice that in
some sections of the Stare the day was
informally celebra'ed, and fear that the
memory of our dead soldiers is growing
dim in the minds of some of our people.
This should not be. Let the day be for
ever celebiated with solemn ceremonies,
ihat the dead soldiers he never forgot-
New Goods At Cost Price.
I offer for the next 30 days the
following Goods at Cost for Cash only :
Dry goods, Gents’ and Boys cloth
ing, Ladies’ and Gents* handmade
, shoes of the best make, straw hats,
trunks, wo^d, willow and crockeryware
furniture and hardware.
Our sample room is stocked with
the very best of liquors, wines and
I always pay the highest market
price in Cash for dry flint hides.
1 shall pay the highest market price
for wool when the season opens.
I shall be prepared to handle dried
fruit during the summer and pay the
highest market price for it.
Leader Of Low Prices, & Proprietor W aynesbobo Ice Depot.
time and space precludes our giving as , t n . About 4i o’clock, p. m., visitors
you ei*u v' - d
— t her 1 is a divorce sui* brought to
the in nf N-Ttu of Burke Fnperior Court
o! parlies who have been married 40
years, have t. n children, ai d have just
discovered tha their dispositions are too
incomputable to allow them to live to-
giibe” any kng( r. Two old fools.
An omission oecurr in our lo"*)]
alvertis iig latrs this week, owing to
the lmrry of getting up the first issue,
should he 10 cts. per line in the Lo
rn lumps, ard 5 ct\. per line in the
au^fc^wsmops or.l m. The er-
W 17 eorrc'ted in our next issue.
*—M»'j. M i'kirts hasYtko fiucst md
U'gest garden in town,'"a
f mir farmers who are too busy
h Coft"n planting and buying
Atom corn and bacon can soon
<nne to town and buy almost arv
varbq V of the finest vegetables from
■ to-day’s issue will 1 ^found a
, communication insisting upon a
« >ntinuntion of < ur present, convict
'4 sy t< m. M enot only do no1 agree with
oiivoii'respondent, hut are opposed
to lhc present penitentiary system
in and shall take early oppor.
„ 1 onlv to r< plv to our eerespondent,
a no hhpw our reasons fur tur oppo
^ "( The papers report that Covington,
( rawfordvilli, Barnett and Norwood,
i'll situated on the line of the Geo
rgia ’'abroad, have been burglarized.
Indeed there set ms to he an organized
system in (lie movements of the
thieves. Let our people he careful
and take now every precaution that
in their power lies to protect them
selves against the raides of these roh-
1 ers. It is not likely that, they will
give Whjnegboro the go l»v, and we
shall not bo surprised to hear any
orning that s me daring robbery
been perpetrated upon one or
merchants. Kqep wide
nc knows where the
extened a no ice as we would like to
give at the present time:
A. G. Whit’head.
L. R. Ford.
Duncan & Johnson.
Col. John D. Ash'on.
Capt. A. M Rodgers.
Capt. H. H. Perry.
Judgi T. M. Berrien.
“ R. O Lovett.
“ H. E. W. Palmer.
Col. P. P. Johnston.
Col. E. L. Brinson.
('apt. T. D. Oliver.
Col. Jesse Wimberly.
Judge E. F. Lawson.
Col. J. J. Jones.
S. A. Gray.
W. A. W ilk ins <k Co.
Evans, Thomas & Fulcher.
P. & L. Wethevbahn.
Cates Oe Maekenz’e-
commereial ft rtifizeos.
Godbee A Mulky.
Mrs. M. E. Hall.
“ K. Smith.
“ M. Pamiel.
P. H. Hall.
C. E. Pc’ ever.
to the cemetery congrega ed around the
s and, which had been erected amidst
‘he soldiers’ graves, and which had been
decorated profusely by the ladies with the
choicest and most beautiful flowers and
ferns of this flow, ry country. A few
minutes later, Prnf. Roberts, Principal
oi the Waynesboro Academy, en'ered
the cemetery at the head of the young
ladies of the school, formed in procession
in dou 1 le file, followed by Prof. Ca'a-
way at the head of the young men of
the school formed in the same manner.
Each pupil carried a boquet, some of
which were very beautiful. These bo-
quets were approprately arranged upon
the graves of the soldiers--who will hear
no more the beat of drum, the rattle of
musketry, or the thunder of artillery—
bn the memory of whose d?eds of va'or
and sacrifice of life to principle will re
main a rich heritage to the people whom
they died to deft ndso long as there beiris
a true heart in a. Southern breast, and
the admiration of the world so long as
ja rage of history is lift to tecord ihe
j bravery of free patriot citizen soldiers,
j Mr. Julieri Roger’s school, also, came
also, dealers in! up formed in the same manner just
as Mr. Branch was finishing his prayer.
Rev. F. A. Branch, pastor of the Meth
odist church, opened the exercises wi h
afervant prayer of Tanks to Almighty
God for ail the mercies shown to our
people. At the close of ihe prayer, Mr.
Branch introduced Mr. Ju ien Rodgers
as ’he orator of the day in a most hap
py style. The young speaker— scarce
ly above his maj rity—took the stand,
J. A. Polhill—u!so, dealer in fancy and delivered an oration most fitting to
'he ocasion, graceful in cons'ruction,
lofty iti sen’ iment, and sound in judg
ment. An oration which would have
done honor to older heads and more ex
perienced speakers : and we beg leave
to toi.der him our congratulations for
his happy effort, Mr. Rodgers occu
pied about thirty Jive mil u'es in the
Carriau'•Makers, i delivery of his speech, at ihe close of
j which he received the hearty plaudits
I of the ont : ro audience. The ora ion
j closed, Mr Branch pronounced the ben-
W. F. Holley man.
P. R. Byl.
J. H Vales.
Jewett A Brinson--Herald,
rullivan Brothers—( itizkx
J. O. Byrns.
Jas. E. Prescott..
[It is a remit kable fact that e^ery edictimi, and
blacksmith and carriageinaker in town
has ‘‘Jim’' for Ids Tst name.]
MARK I TS.
E. A. C rter.
T. II Blount—earri*’gc tiimmer
and painter. [
J. B. ^niitli-v- shoemaker.
A. F. Robisoif—barnessmakcr.
I lie large co gregation in
attendance qirctly dispersed to their
hone’s—and thd sb eji ng heroes were
Inf in silence.' but with their graves j
looking brighter from the beautiful
wreaths^sprenA above 'hem. These
flowers Wll wither, but when the next
Memorial Dayi. shall come, our patriotic
ladies w ill so^fc^hey are renewed and
For The Ladies.—Swan Down
Powder, Lubin’s Pow r der, and Melvill’s
Lilly White, and our own Infant’s Pow
der, at Polhill’s.
—Mr. M. H. Routzahn, a brother
of our fellow townsman, Mr. L. H.
Routzahn, arrived in town on last
Monday, from Maryland. Mr. L. H.
Routzahn had not seen him for 17
years, and did not recognize him at
first sight. These gentlemen are
about to commence an orange farm
in Florida, on lands owned by Mr.
L. H. Routzahn for several years, and
have already contracted for the fur
nishing and setting out of 4,000 trees.
Mr. M. H. Ri utzahn lias just return
ed from the West Indies, where he
lias been to fully inform himself in
orange culture, and will have im
mediate supervision of the business.
There is a fortune in prospect in
the near future for them.
—Dr, A. G. Whitehead has return
ed from Atlauta, where he had been in
attendence upon the annual session t.f
the Georgia Medical Association. The
Association did itself the honor of unan
imously electing our Dr. Whitehead one
of its Vice-Presidents. The Doctor
read a pap- r before the Association
on “Abcesses of the Liver,” which
bore the impress of mind and close in
vestigation, and elicited the encomiums
of the entire Association.
—The following is the list of
Jurors drawm to serve during the
next term of the Superior Court,
the third Monday in May, the 15th :
J G Chew, R Ridgely, Andrew
Graves, Abram Chance, Wiley Smith,
A J Syms, Thos B Cox, J L
Smith, T J Burton. Jno A Barnes,
J N Applewhite, J J Reynolds, A P
Lambeth, J .J Boyd, Needham Bux
ton, J M Wimberly, Geo A 'lhomas,
R T Jones, R H Cates, W L Mims,
J M Murphcv, G M Chandler, R J
Godbee, IB'land Steiner, Wihiain
Brigham, jr. J M Carpenter, J M
Thomas, J D blunnerlyn, W A Wil
kins, J II Mackenzie.
TRAVERSE JURY, IsT WEEK.
C Dinkins, A V Wiggins, W W
Knight, K J Edison, S J Heath, C, L
Godbee, T H Syms. P E II Jones,
B W Ilext, Ham]) Bird, F F Jones,
W C Wells, J J Brinson, A L Brown,
F A Griner, Jas R Godbee, Wash*
ington Tinff y. P C Moore J A Nelson,
B F Rogers G W Griner, R A Law-
son, (Tins J Mixon, Wash Mobley,
W M Reynolds, Absolem Tcmpetnn,
W T Brinson, Mathew Lively, Wil
liam Buxton, James Belcher, L B
Jenkins, J S B'oiu t, W M Daniels.
W G Landing, Elias Daniel, J S
TRAVERSE JURY, 2l> WEpK.
W F Wilkins, J R Lovett, J G
Lively, T J Taut, R J Syms, W C
Gfisson, J A Parker, R A Rhodes,
J E Preskitt, E Milton, Bui Forth,
11 M Heath. S LPatterson, T J Brin
son, G B Lively, E Walton, F Cates,
G R Banks, C II U i 11ih, ii Godbee,
Martin Ht rrington, A T Heath, T J
Cook, W R LovHjij^H^ves, R D
1 u g ra r i ng-
—Mr. J. O. Byrns calls tbe attention
of the public to his business in an adver
tisement, to be found in another column.
We know Mr. Byrns to be a faithful
and skillfuk workman, for we have fully
tried him. Now, when you want any
work in his line done, you oanoot find
anyone who can or will do it any better
than Byrns. Read his advertisement.
—The building boom, which so
animated Waynesboro a little mofe
than a year ago, seems to have let
up, probably oc account of the short
crop last year. The building and ;
furnishing of the new hotel, th"
Arlington, by Maj. W. A. Wilkins*,
makes his brick block complete,, and
adds much to the appearance and
solid improvement of our little city.
Much credit is due the Major for the
public spirit he has displayed, and
the solid improvements he baU
added to our town, and we hope ht*
will not tire, as there is much to do.
Should our county make a good
crop this year, as the prospects now
indicate, we hope and expect to
hear the music of the saw and h im
mer again this fall, ami to see tli• •
suiiit of improvement abroad in
—From every portion of the State
C' mes the most cheering accounts
from the crops. In our own county
tbe people are far in advice of hist
year, and with good seasons, plenty
will once more be enjoyed in old
Burke. The oat crop is much lar
ger than usual, and is especially fine
—as good as the land will make it—
and many of our farmers are depend
ing upon their oats to furnish prov
ider for their stock in the cultiva
tion of their other crops. Nearly all
the fall oats that we have seen are
heading out, and will hi ready for the
blade in three or four weeks—or
sooner. The corn crpp is good,
far, and s< me of our planters have
nearly finished plowing over the fits!
time. Many of our farmers are
through planting cotton, and a fiw
have already commenced chopping.
The provision acreage is much lar
ger than usual, but is not enough.
Another dry year or two will, wo
hope, learn our farmers tbe impor
tance of raising their supplies at
heme. Let us hope that a kind
Providence will give us a crood ci;ep
\ear, and ihat no accident will hap
pen to mar the present fine prospect*.
In walking ever our cemetery we
were struck with amazement ivpon
inquiry that there was nothing to
mark the last resting place of Col. I,
R. Stuigee, iiommanjder of the 30th
Gtorgia regiment. Are there no
survivors of that once noMe body of
men ? He died a martyr to hia
country’s cause, and fought his last
battle at Malvern Hill. Noble, gen
erous brave he sleeps his last sleep in
the city of the dead, and I now ap
peal to the generosity of bis eurvii-
vers to sul scribe a.nd place a atone
over him as a mark of our esteem, a
monument to his bravery, in honor
of him Hiid the “IjoG CnUBe,'* both
ever dear in thp memory of every
A Member osVurke Quari>«, 30th