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^nesboro, Ga,, May 12, 1882.
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Hartwell Sun ; Ticks announce
thomselyes ready for the pic-nic season.
Guiteau will leave Washington City
on the 80th prox. for Hades. The air-
breaks will bo put-on at the start.
The I»ress on Mr. Stephens, OPIMOl^S OF THIi rRKSS.
We will support Mr. Stephens if he
is nominated by the Democratic party.
Senator Hill has resigned. Who j Alex has long wanted to get to the
will he appointed to bo his successor i Senate. It there is a vacancy soon
by the Governor? - i Colquitt should appoint him and get
him out of the way. Georgia don’t ! ^ )f ' r °fTHE Phuk Citizen, published by
cn • l Sullivan Brothers, at Waynesboro,
want lum m the race tor Governor this 1 - J ’
Hon A. H. Stephens will govern
From the many flattering notices
given to The Citizen by our ex
changes, we copy the following and re
turn thanks to our brethren of the Press
for their good opinion ;
We have received the initial num-
The Deatli of Jesse James.
Our exchanges say that Senator
Brown’s health is greatly improved and
he will not resign his seat in the Senate.
The Hartwell Sun man must he very
economical. He wants the town coun
cil to plant the court house park in his
town in peas.
liurke county, and pronounce it very
good, indeed.—Conyers Weekly.
The True Citizen is the name of
a new and well gotten up paper, just
the State of Georgia alter the next elce- | started at Waynesboro, Ga., by Sulli
van Brothers. They are practical typos,
and will doubtless send out a good
We have just received the first num
| tion, as he has consented to become a
I candidate for the office of Governor.
Hurrah for little Alec !
j Rome Courier.
| We would like for Mr. Stephens to
' receive the support of the Democratic
! party, and we would be willing for the j
The watchman in Conyers will here- j party to relax somewhat its rigid dis-
after tap the hour of the night on a cipline or adherence to formalities to
hell. The editor of the Weekly will bring about suefi a support.
her of The True Citizen, published
at Waynesboro, Ga., by the Sullivan
Brothers. It is a five column, eight
tage paper, and is as neat as a new pin.
It’s general make-up is good, and it
is edited with ability. We gladly place
it on our exchange list.—Hartwell San.
tap a beer keg every hour in the day.
Sylvania Telephone : Judge R. O.
Lovett, of Waynesboro, Ga., and Col.
John D. Ashton, of the same place,
Mr. Stephens announces that if it is
Wc have the first copy of The True
Citizen, a new paper published by
, . . „, , , ., | Sullivan Bros., fit W a vnesboro, Ga.
uu. ucduc vi mu i i I ]n the style of its mechanical get up,
be a candidate for Governor he muy | tlie aLility oT its editorial management
comply with the request, hut would . and iu fact all ihe essentials of a supcess-
were the only visiting attorneys at our ; f er to ret ; re f rom public life. Mr. | ful newspaper it stands already in
court this week.
Stephens belongs to that minority ol
Georgia patriots who does not seek oi-
Several of the Southern Representa
tives have refused to pay ihe assess- flee.
meat, made by the Democratic Con- j LaGrange Reporter,
grcssional Campaign “Committee. J Will Mr. Stephens compel the Staie
The days of political honesty seem Democratic Convention to nominate
about to come again. I him, thus repeating the tactics employ-
' ed by him in his own district a few
Conyers Weekly: But very little
i front rank of Georgia weekly journal-
I ism. In politics we differ from The
True Citizen, and regret to see it start
on the wrong line, as we view the mat
ter, hut we welcome it jis an honest
and able antagonist, a foeman worthy
of our steel.—Decatur Rows.
We hope that the differences of
opinion between The Ckizen and
more corn will be sold in this market
this year. Our farmers have eommene- ;
years ago? Is Mr. Stephens “a biger j News will be few and always honest.—
man'’ than the Democratic party—the ; \\ T C have no doubt that the views of us
, erreat mass of the people of Georgia?
ed using their greet oats and wheat for ,, .
b , I We pause for a reply.
g ock food and will only need corn for i „ . . ,
Mr. Stephens will enter the Sena'c
puarter of the State I Camber by the time honored route of
! the State executive mansion. What
g ock ioon uuu wuj only
their own consumption.
comes the most-globing accounts of T ,, „ ,
Vhe small grain crops, mi harvesting *»» th > 8 ? Is Mf ., Stephens
will commence in earnest next wcok . 1™1 forward lor Governor to secure
t j ie j his election to tike Senate ? Is he a
candidate for both positions at once ?
So there will be plenty* of bread iu
land and we vnfl'not be compelled
to send our “Bmjamin down into
Egypt” again for sometime.
Scviven county has three candidates
announced for Sheriff ; foui for Clerk
ojf the Superior Court; three for Tax
! f/olleotor ; one lor county Treasurer ;
lone for Tax Receiver, and one for
C’ouiitw Surveyor. Won’t it take a
to elect all of these.
k And this\s “harmony.”
Kirs. Fr»noJPfc(j(|ijayfi^gtty8 that
% expenses of her brotlic __
Fjeft her and hor husband penniless ami
homeless. Her personal property in
Chicago and real estate in Wisconsin
Tul he sold out in a couple of days
under mortgages. She proposes to lec
ture for a living, beginning at Cooper
JL'ion next Tuesday.
Mrs. Scoville is evidently lacking in
every feeling of delioao^ when she
would parade dm•disgusting crime and
disgrace of her assn i&b*\ brother to the
It is rumored that in case Mr. Steph
ens is elec ed Governor, his coud.ii
(we believe it is cousin) Mr. Git Greer
will be appointed principal keeper of
the penitentiary in place of Nelms.
It is a position that would fit Git pretty
well, but we fear that his high ambi
tion will meet with a sad disappoint
ment if ho waits to receive the place
from “cousin Alex.”
Dir. Stephens has surely outlived
jition, lie says that his earnest
from public life, ando
he consents to serve his people once
more only in the Inpe of bringing har
mony to the party. We assure him
in all earnestness and sincerity that he
cannot do this by compromising with
the faction led by Farrow, Longstreet
and Felton, and backed by 60,000
negroes and the Arthur administration.
White we shall support Mr. Stephens
both concerning good government are
the same. Tiie Citizen is a stern ad
vocate of the principles laid down by
Thomas defier,son, but its opposition
to the uial administration of these prin
ciples is equally firm. We shall oppose
with all our strength the miss appropri
ation of the public funds, no matter
by whom made, we are disgusted with
hobby, and the sentimental gush of
crocodile tears of politicians, pumped
up for no other purpose than to fool
the people. No, brother Word, we do
not differ in political principles but on
the question of their honest adminis
worlybu^ro-tkc pindic st.iy'e foi i>iou< y * j w j^j 1 pleasure if lie is the nominee
~ I the Democratic party, and if he plants
Walter Holliday, a sixteen year old himself squarely on the Democratic
you'ii, atteinpteiFsuioide last night, noar platform, wo shall oppose his nomiria-
ps resilience, on the corner of Hunter , tion and election with all the strength
ingum streets, by shooting him- j that in/us lies, it he accepts the nomi-
fbft breast, near the heart, national’the meeting iu June
that a party was given at
sA of Mr. Gits Haynes, which
f acres.-, ihe street from Holliday’# and
jo young man was not invited,
ywung l.idy, Miss Maude Kennery^for
wjoom tie had an affection, was *fmo of
the, party, and Holiday, seeing her
dancing, seat her a note, requesting her
,^-Tiot to dance any more. She did not
regard the request, however, which
is su|.po v:e to le t he reuse n why the
VC>ar *; mat; attempted to take his life.
He v.\i- n I lie street near the house at
f ml after the shooting he was
Messrs. Tutwiler and
were passing at the
each was summoned
dod to the wound. The
u s condign is considered
o ball, after entering near the
ingod dAmvvard and passed
^idney.^^^vtita Post-A ppeu
regretted to hear, a few weeks
go, o Mr. Stephen’s intention to re
tire frail the publio service, for so long
as hb health is spared him, it will bo
oxpc'C od for him to remain in public
We acknowledge receipt of a copy
of the first issue of The True Cite en,
a new paper started at Waynesboro, Ga.
It is an eight page weekly, neatly got
ten up, Independent in politics and
published by Messrs. Sullivan Bros.
We take pleasure in adding it to our
exchange list.—Sylvania Telephone.
We are in receipt of the initial num
ber of The Truk Citizen, nublished
weekly by Sullivan Bros-, at Waynes
boro, Ga., and proposses to live or die
by its motto—“The Survival of the
Fittest.” If it keeps up to its present
standard of excellence it will live, but
we kindly suggest to its editors that
they are a little “off” in selecting their
office furniture, when they make the
For Exchange.—Any one who has
a good cow with a young calf, and
desires to exchange them for a good
double-barreled shot gun, can hear of
a chance to trade by applying at this
Better keep the slnt gun, Bros.
Sullivan, unless you belong to the fam
ily that licked Paddy Ryan, for you
will find that as a vaccinator it will be
worth more to an Independent paper
in Georgia than all the calves that you
can got in the office.—The Drummer.
We would say to our contemporary,
that we have no use for guns, now, but
propose to try moral suasion.
He has been a faithful servant
country, and his people have
s delighted to do him Imor, as
ill ever do. It is our opinion
that lie in now in his sphere, llis ideas
uiuxt* from so long a connection with
Congress, be full of topiqy of only a
national character, and so long as he
has concluded not to retire, it would
pleifxy a greater number of Georgians
forii/n to remain a member of Con
grefclthan for him to become Governor
Sylvania Telephone : Wo learn
that on Sunday night last, Mr. Frank
Dwelle,at Milieu, was attacked by an
unknown negro, as ho was closing up
the lunch room, and oame very near
being seriously cut. lie received two
ugly gashes from a razor, but, fortunate
ly, they wore not deep, only laying
o,fi the skill. lie knocked the negro
down or would perhaps have been fatal
ly cut. This is the second lime ho has
been attacked by unknown parties, and
he should always be prepared and on the
Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat.
“Let not Cseser’s servile minions
Mock the lion thus laid low :
’Twus no foeman’s hand that slew him.
’Twas his own that struck the blow.”
Not one among all the hired cow
ards, hard on the hunt of blood mon
ey, dared lace this wonderful outlaw,
twenty even against one, until he had
disarmed himself and turned his
back to his assassins, the first and the
only time he did it in a career which
lias passed from an almost fabulous
romance into that of history.
We called him an outlaw, and lie
was; but fate made him so. When
the war came on he was just turned
of fifteen. The border was all aflame
with steel and fire and ambuscade
and slaughter. He flung himself into
a band which had a black Hag for a
banner and devils for riders. What
he did he did, and it was fearful. But
it was war. It was Missouri against
Kansas. It was Jim Lane and Jenni-
son against Quamrell, Anderson and
Todd. When the war closed Jesse
James had uo home. Proscribed,
haunted, shot, driven away from
among his people, a price put upon
his head, what else could the man do,
with such a nature, except what he
did do? He had to live. It was his
country. The graves of his kindred
were here. Ho refused to be banish
ed from his birthright, and when lie
was hunted he turned savagely about
and hunted his hunters. Would to
God lie were alive to-day to make a
righteous butchery of a few more of
There never was a more cowardly
and unnecessary murder committed
in all America than this murder of
Jesse James. It was done for money.
It was done that a few men might
get all the money. He had been liv
ing in St. Joseph for months. The
Fords were with him. He was in
the toils, for they meant to betray
him. He was in the heart of a large
city. One word would have sum
moned five hundred armed men for
his capture or extermination. Not
a single one of the attacking parly
need to have been hurt. If, when
his house had been surrounded, he
iiad refused to surrender, he could
have been killed on the inside of it
and at long range. The chances for
him to escape were as one to ten
thousand, and not even that; but it
was never intended that he should
be captured. It was his blood the
bloody wretches were alter; blood
that would bring money to the of
ficial market of Missouri.
And this great commonwealth
leagued with a lot of self-confessed
robbers, highwaymen and prostitutes
to have one ofits citizens assassinated
before it was positively known that
he hail ever committed a single crime
worthy of death !
Of course, everything that can be
said about the dead man to justify
the manner of his killing will be said.
But who is saying it? Those with
the blo^d of Jesse James on their
guilty souls. Those who conspired
to murder him. Those who wanted
the reward, and would invent any lie
or concoct any diabolical story to
get it. They have succeeded, but
such a cry of horror and' indignation
at the infernal deed is even now
thundering over the land that if a
single one of the miserable assassius
had either manhood, conscience or
courage, he would go as another
Judas and hang himself.
But, so sure as God reigns, there
never was a dollar of blood-money
obtained yet which did not bring
with it perdition. Sooner or later
there comes a day of vongeanop.—
Some among the murderers are beasts
of prey. These, of course, can only
thirst. But, whatever they dread
most, that thing will happen to them.
Others again among the murderers
are sanctimonious devils, who plead
the honor of the State, the value of
law and order, the splendid courage
required to shoot and unarmed man.
in the back of the head. And these
will be stripped to their skin of all
their pretensions, and made to shiver
and to freeze, splotched as they are
and spotted and piebald with blood,
in the pitiless storm of public con -
tempt and condemnation. This to
the leaders will be worse than death.
Nor is the end yet. If Jesse James,
had been hunted down as any other
criminal and killed while trying to
escape or in resisting arrest, not a
word would have been said to the
contrary. He bad sinned and he had
suffered. In his death the majesty
of the law would have been vindi
cated. But here the law itself be
comes a murderer. It leagues with
murderers. It hires murderers. It
aids and abets murderer^. It bor
rows money to pay and reward mur-
dererers. It promises immunity and
protection to murderers. It ip itself
a murderer—the most abject, the
most infamous and the most coward
ly ever known tohi-tory. Therefore,
this so-celled law is outlaw, and these
so-called executors of the law arc out
laws. Therefore, let Jesse James’ -
comrades—and he has a few remain
ing worth all the Fords and Kittles
that can be packed between St. Louis
an<l St. Jo—do unto them as they
did unto him.
N<>, the end is not vet; nor should
it be. What right had any officer of
this State to put a [trice upon his
head and hire a band of cut-throats
and highwaymen to murder him for
Huff r through cold or hunger or brows in blood.
? Anything can be told of a
man. The whole laud is filled with
liars and robbers and assassins. Mur
der is easy for Si00. Nothing is safe
that is pure, unsuspecting, or just.
But it is not to be supposed that the
law will become an aliey and a co-
worker in this sort of civilization.
Jesse James lias been murdered,
first, because an immense price had
been set upon his head—and there ^
isn’t a low-lived scoundrel to-day in
Missouri who would not kill his own
father for money; and, second, be
cause he was made the scape-goat of
every train-robber, foot-pat and high
wayman between Iowa and Texas.
Worse men a thousand times than
the dead man have been hired to do
this thing. Tlie very character of
the instruments chosen to do the
work show tbe infamous nature of
the work required. The hand that
slew him had to be a traitor’s, Into
till the warp and woof of the devil,a
work there were threads woven by
the fingers of a harlot..
What a spectacle! Missouri, with
splendid companies and regiment* of
mi itia; Missouri, with 117 sheriffs,
as brave and efficient on ihe uvei age
as any men on earth; Missouri, with
a watchful and vigilant lmtr-ltal in
every one of her principal towns and
cities; Missouri, with every screw and
cog and crank and lever and wheel
of her administrative machinery in
perfect working order; Missouri,
boasting of law, order, progress and
development, and yet to surrender all
these in the face of a single man—
a hunted, lied upon, proscribed and
outlawed man, trap pod and located
in the midst of thirty-five thousand
people—to ally himself with some *
five or six cut-throats and prostitutes
that the majesty of the law might bo
vindicated, and tlie good name of the
State be saved from all further re
Saved ! Why the whole St»to reeks
to-day with a double orgy, that of
lust and that of murder. What the
men failed to do the women accom
Tear the two bears from the flag
of Missouri. Put thereon, iu place
of them, as more appropriate, a thief
blowing ou4 the brains of an unarm
ed victim, and a brazen harlot, naked
to the waist, and splashed to the