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THE THEE CITIZEN.
Waynesboro, Ga., July 21, 1882.
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SOUTHERN ORA TORS REF ORE NOR THERN
The great comet which was to aston
ish the world about a month ago, has
proven itself to be an umitigated fraud.
We liave neither seen the comet nor
anyone who has seen it.
Several of our exchanges say that
the watermelons are not good ; that in
number, size and appearance they are
all right, but the taste is not right, and
that the eating of them is evidently
producing sickness. We have noticed
the same fault in the watermelons of! P us
this section, and must believe that they
■ are unhealthy.
Mrs. Scoville, after carrying her
brother a poisened boquet the evening
before the execution, now that he has
WBm been banged is trying to sell his rotting,
putrefying carcass for $500, as she says,
to pay off a mortgage on her house.—
The unnatural conduct of this woman is
enough to bring a blush of shame to the
cheek of every true lady in the land
for the modesty of l.er sex.
The interest taken in the Burke
The following from a correspondent of
the Macon Telegraph, so faithfully ex
presses our own views upon the subject
that wc find the inclination irresistable
to transfer it to our columns. The wri
ter says :
Whenever a Southern man addresses j
a Northern audience his address is al-i
most always prefaced with an apology.
No matter what the occasion, no matter j
what the topic, an apologetic bow must 1
For The Citizen.
ADDRESSED TO ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS.
You gave me a bunch of flowers,
A gift I prize full well—
But why they cliann my senses so,
I’m most afraid to tell.
And 7 will not: but simply let
My heart the talking do :
The reason that I love the flow’rs
Is, darling, I love you.
—J R C.
Judge Simmons, on last Frid n v,
A SNAKE FORTY FEET LORO.
The Philadelphia Times comes to
the front with the very biggest snake
story of the season. A Pennsylvania
minister saw a snake between thirty
CONGRESSMAN ULA UK.
Atlanta, Ga., July 1, 1882.—R.
W. Grubb, Darien, Ga.—My Dear
Sir: Just as I was preparing for my
and forty feet in length and as large 1 departure from Washington city for
as a man’s body. His name is Rev.
Alfred R. Rossiter. It was followed
by n train of snakes. It lives in an
anandoned colliery. We quote :
‘‘The monster moved very leisure
ly and stopped every f- w minutes to
rd»e its head several feet above the
be made, the spe ker uni t smile mid
choose his words ca tiously. “the dead 1 completed and forw rded his opnion in j pi .., um ] «„d U 1ter a peculiar whirring
pas must be bur ed, “by gone* must |he caHp ()f the (ieo • ' 1
be by.-gones, no match must be struck
that will “fire the Northern heart,”
care must be taken lest the speaker in
putting down his foot should tread on
the Northern toe. So, in the spirit of
conciliation, speakers have let them
selves down to the level of flunkeys and
bool-licks, until we have become al
most grown ashamed of our war record,
blush and cower when we are called
rebels, and seem well nigh ready to re
pudiato all associa ion and sympathy
with the brave men who died in defen e
of principle and country. Now. it seems
to one who was a “so-called rebel,’’
who be'ievcd he was right then, has be
lieved a 1 lie time since that, he was
eorgia Railroad Com- j S()l , n(
puny and Wm M, Wadley vs the 1
Railroad Commissioners, to A torney
General Anderson. The injunction
applied for is refused. The principal
questions deciJed are as follows :
1. That a court of equity has juris
diction of the bill upon the case as
therein stated, and the remedy at law
Atlanta, where I have come under
the advice of my physicians for the
benefit of my health by the change,
your highly appreciated letter reach
ed me. This circumstance will ac
count for my delay in answering you
upon a subject to which I have of
late given a great deal of thought, and
which concerns me as well as mv
A* Mr. Rossiter was on the.
..f the wine ami with- i ,ri "" d «’ ™teri»l!y.
that I would not be a candidate for
pposite side of the ravine and with- 1 "* J * ^ le ruin " f
in three hundred yards of the snakes
he had an excellent view of them. I re-election, which you ,»y prevails.
The snakes disappeared in the black lc!,nbc accounted for by the
mouth of the Mayflower tunnel, slld | fact that the present impreaeion of
the astonished witness drove here
with all speed to tell his remarkable
story. His hearers were inclined to
being incomplete and inadequate, as a , skeptical at first, hut his manner
County Agricultural Fair, which takes right, aud who expects to die in that
place ihis full, continues unabated, and ! fai h. that it is time for Southern men
the prospect is that Burke will make a
credit able showing.—Augusta News.
Let us assure brother Moore that the
interest not only continues ‘ unabated,”
but continues to widen and deepen.—
Cur fair is even now ;u assured suc
cess, ano we promise that, old Burke
will make “a creditable showing.”—
Vfe uow ext< nd io brother Mot re a cor
dial invitation to come down and see
to keep out of this graveyard and to
stop this burying business. Is there no
nianhood b ft in us? Must, we cringe
betote Northern audiences, stand with
our fingers in our no .utils, and be ever
ready with a sneaking apology on our
lips when wo address them ? iShall we,
indeed bury the past f Shall we nevtr
mention the brave men who died for the
right except in whispers and under cov
i or of darkness? Shall our lips be
sealed and our tongues palsied whr»
what our peop e can do when they try. j diese nien are classed as h g' way rnb-
Wc want lewis’ators who will give us ber8 > ^'derers and a-sass ns ? The
increased < ducational facilities.--Mon man who really desnes to burry fi.e
t. z. uia Week y.
We want legislators who will wipe
past, himself deserves to he buried in
forgetfulness. He is un rue to his,
princip'es. false to the memory o: those t °f ninety-nine years, and that Mr. W ad
refusal to obey the rules of the Commis
sion would expose the complainants to
a multiplicity of suits both in favor of
theSta’e aud individuals, and would
seriously imperil the existeuce of the
2. That, under the facts as shown
by the cross bill of the defendants
and the answer of Mr. Wadley,
thereto, neither the Georgia Railroad
Company nor Mr. Wno ley has any
•urh in'erest as entitles thnn to main
tain this bill, in the question made, to-
wit: The right of the Railroad Com
mission to fix rates of freight and pas
sage over the Georgia Railroad, it be •
ing shown that the Georgia Railroad
Company has leased its roads and the
righis of transportation and conveyance
over them to Mr. Wadley for the space
was so earnest that an armed party,
headed by Captain Daniel Derr, went
to Carey’s patch in search of evidence
corrobarativc of Mr. Rossiter’s state
ment. All their doubts vanished
when they crossed the ravine below
Carey’s patch and in the mud found
the trail of the huge reptile. The
trail was a trifle oyer thirteen inches
wide an the impress in the mud an
inch deep, The hunters followed
the trail of the serpent up to the
health has been derived from the
numerous telegrams that were pub
fished in the early critical period of
my illness, no subsequent full and
correct account having since been
given to tiie public of my improved
condition. I have never stated that
I would not be a candidate, for I »m
free to confess that a re-election
would bo gratifying and acceptable to
me. Under all the circumstances of
the case, I feel a delicacy in deciding
upon my own physical fitress, al
though from the recent decided im
provement in my condition and the
opinion of my physician^, I feel jus-
, . , , , , , , j tified in expressing the belief that bv
mouth of the tunnel, where th'w held I . .. .. . .. . , „
, , ., , . , .jibe time its duties are to be perform
ed I will be physically qualified for
membership in the forty-eighth con
gress. Of this I prefer that the peo-^
pie shall judge, through their repre
sentatives, in convention to be assem
bled on the 6th of September proxi-
out the whole present public school sys- w ho died to defend him despic ble in ! Fy has virtually transferred all his
torn, and formulate a system in which j the eyes of those whom he seeks to con-
tliore is some justice, 'lhe present law J cifiate and a reproach to his own people.
Crete, enough officers to take a large I S " ch provokes assault, <le
. . , . , stroys self-respect, and b’-gets contempt
por.ion of the so.iocl fund to pay their ; in the eye9 of all honorable men.
sal a i ios, and such discrimination is j Let the past of South, rn war history
made with wl at little is left diat all i remain forever unburied. Let iti facts
justice is destroyed. We hold, that j be ke P fc Tresh in memory. Le* them be
. • «, • L .. . , • , .. , (taught to our children, and their young
every child m the State winch attends 1 . G . , , . , ’ ,, ■ • t n
* . | minds imbued wi ll the noble principles
school i> on itled to an equal participa-j f or which we fought. Those principles
tion in the educational fund— no matter | are not dead. Then let us no', i tten.pt
how humble bis s ation in life. \\ e j to bury them. Let us s’a'd by the
bold that class discriminations in regard • S rft,7ts °f our sol .Uei , and repel the
rights under the lease to the Central
aud Louisville & Nashville Railroad
The validity of the lease to Mr.
Wadley, and the t ansfor by him *o the
Central aud Louisville <fc Nashville
Roads, is not decided, but both are
treatedvalid in so far as are invol- '
a caucus and decided to return to
MincrsviUe ami send to Shenandoah for
“Rattlesnake Tom,” an old man who ;
had for years earned a living by kill- i
ing snakes for their oil.”
David W. Williams saw the ser 1
pent. His story is very wonderfu',
and without indorsing it we copy a
part of it.
‘ The snake came out of a ‘cave-in’
above the mouth of the Mayflower
tunnel and coiled itself on a little
plateau near by . He says it is about
mo, for the purpose of nominating a
candidate. Please accept my thanks
for your kind expressions and good
wishes, and do me the favor to an
nounce through the columns of your
most excellent journal, that in my
condition my present absence from
thirty-five feet long, nearly two feet1 Washington will nut - prevent me
Ihiek and covered with black, red and fron , 8ervin(? c „ n «titue lu »aa fuliv
green scales, each of which is as large
••y a-* /'
to teachers >s a violent injustice. Let
each teacqlr keep a true record of the
time children a tend his school, and all
be paid an equal amount from the pub
lic fund—no more no less.
The reports from Senator H ; ll are
again bad. From the first moment that
we knew Mr. Hill’s vflfic ion was cancer
we had no hope of his recovery, end
to-day we look upou him as a doom
ed man. While we felt glad to hear :f
his improvement, we had no faith in lhe
statements, and the sequel terns to be
about to prove our worst fears. The
Atlanta Po° -Appeal, speaking of Mr.
ill ill's condi ion a few days ago says :
For the last four or five days the re-
pur h from Senator Hill have b?en le s
favorable. Governor Colquitt called at
the Sera or’s residence Sunday morning,
and lound the sufferer enduring much
paiu. His articulation was so indis
tinct that the visitor was nb.igod to
rely on members of the household, who
have become accustomed to his lalter
iug speech, for and interpretation of its
Dr. Ridley said this morning, 'hat he
A ,f oo change for the better, and 1'eui.
ed there was no hope of an ultimate re
covery. The disease was constantly in
creasing, and though the Senator’s life
ni ght be prolonged for months, he was
perhaps equally liable to sink down and
depart at any moment. 'J he doctor also
suited that though the good spirits of
the patient had boon much improved by
his remova’ home, the disease which
oj pi esses him is not to bo diverted by
i j), nu ineiit’s cheer of mind,
i Tho prospects of Mr. Hill's iccovcry
seem darker now than at any ti:u© since
hjs return to Atlanta ; but the Hand
itiiich makcH the storm cun hr iug the
Uu, God grant i, may bo su.
ved in this case.
3. That that part of the 12th sec
tion of the charter of the Georgia
Railroad Company, which reals as fol •
cowardly assaults that are constant.y
made upon their fair names. Let us with lows: “lhat the said Georgia Rail-
man’ y courage face the world if need
be, aud o*n the work we did during the
war, whenever occasion demands it.
These remarks are provoked by the
opening remarks of Honorable (r. J.
Orr, at the National Educational Asso
ciation now in session in Saratoga, New
road Company shall at
all times havo
in all respects as if I were present in
that city, and that I shall be pleased
to give any of them who may re
quire it, tho benefit of my services
as their Representative. Yours v<*ry
respectfully, Geo. R. Black.
as tho palm of a man’s hand. Its
head is adorned with a yellow crest
and its eyes are large and fiery.—
When Williams first saw the snake
he, for safety, clambered up Sugar-
man’s old breaker, fifty yard-* awayq
and from that structure looked down
right of transportation j on th , mon „ ter . It8 head was hold !
or conveyance of persons, m.-rehandne j, r ct> nnd W i|| i#ima msists that its
a d produce over ihe rai.road and rail-1 hissing C()uld have hm . n heard a
rojids to be by . them constructed while j quarter oi a A f ( . w m i nute H H f- ! s, '<iuenc<- of trouble about » lady,'
j they see fit to exercise the exclusive u , r the hi g snake made its app^r-j J, ' r n' P. Addison, formerly of Balti-
York We see little proprety in any:right. Rn tided, that the charge of , ( 0 „ perlect ball of rattlesnakes ; nior '’ an ‘ 1 Ric> ' anl Garland, with
Qrtpntti a I n&mn t.n nia hipfli*niann nr . •• i i ^ ..
.4 DUEL IN THE ROAD.
Richmond, Va.» July 15.— In
Lunenburg county yesterday, in con-
special allusion to his birth-plaeo or transportation or conveyance shall not
sentiments, and still loss m his going to ..... , , , , .
tho graveyard “to bury tie pan The I CI °" od fif T . ee, “" l ,fr hundred pounds
best way to bury the past is to sav i 011 articles, and ten cents per < u
nothing about it. Bu f we are tired and b e foot on articles of measurement, f r
disgua ed at seeing Southern men al
ways tending, with mournful faces, at
the grave of the past—trying to bun it.
Fill the grave—come away from it.—
Throw aside your spades, mid let the
past stand up with the present, where
it belongs. South.
An exchange remarks that crimes ot
all kinds, from tho potty theft to the
most cold-blooded murder, aro on the
increase in every section of the country
—North, South, blast and West. In
au equal ratio with tho ineroase of
crimes, it is a notieeablo fact, there has
been a decrease in real, vital religion,
I: is a difficult matter now-a-duys to
grant to them the exclusive right to fix
their own rates provided they are wiTi-
in the maximum named, but that the
proviso operates as a limita ion upon
tiio grant to them of the exclusive right
of transportation and conveyance over
their roads, aud upou exceeding
the ra'es so limited their roads became
subject to use as public highways, but
in « ther n spects their charter is not
. 4. That the Legislature, under the
distinguish the member of the church or, n ... e a . v • , .
. , , , 1 Constitu ion of the b-ate, has ariglit to
as for that matter, ho who calls himself 1 , , . r , • • .i
delegivo to a Commission the power to
a mimstor ot the gospel—an ambassador > , e c • , . ,
„ . „ , 1 fix rales of freight and passage over
cf Christ-from tho .moor, the ,mm of lhe rai | roadsoftllo Su „.
the wor;d. , Upon these propoaivions first ante 1,
Augusta News ; Burke county has the judge delivered a learned and e’ab
not an occupant ot i's jail. Burke orate opinion, aud upon the last, he
ought to make a good crop nni keep! , , wf ,„ lh , 0 inio „ of Mr ,
thti oottou rows olean. T . ... . , 1
.... ,» . . . . , , Jus ten Woods, ill the case of 1'illey
iiurke is a'l right m morals, her . t> _ .. . J
crops booming, and her cottou rows
came rolling out of the tunnel. Tnis ! t»» **ee fair pbiv, met in the
-trange hull was composed of gome i ro,u ^ s, -‘ttlc their diffenuioeg. feev-
thirty or forty rattlers, each measur- j cra * ! ‘b , ' , ta were fired. Garland wan
ing from three to five feet in length, ' wounded in the left arm, just above
every one hundred miles, and five cents j Hl , d 8 „ twisted „ n(1 tw j ne( ] and | ocke d ‘ ^ wr ' 8 L breaking the bone. Addi-
per mile for every passenger,” does n it tngetkwr w ,. rt> t hey that it appeared i 8,M ' received one of Garland’s bullets
fix maximum rates of freight and pas- i "though thov would never bo able 1 tbe riuht groin, whicb lodged, in
sage over the Georgia lUi’road, nor j to 8en „ rHte themselves. They got'* 1 '" Tr: - J ; -
the .*kin of the back. His wound ia
remarkable re y , ' r,,ti(1 as very dangerous. A war*
c h-rity .1)4 quickly ranged t cm- rul " ia for the ‘ rri ' 8t «.rland;
a}»art, however, with
Addison’s mother and brother have
Subscriptions aro positively cash.
vi. the Railroad Commission, and ex,
, presses his ooeurrence therewi h.
Sub' cribe for Tim Citizen.
1 selves in a twenty-foot crick
centre, of which,’ with head er ct, I h?, v t ‘l‘een summoned to his 4>ed»id«
glaring ey**s and rising crust, waa ; ^ ro,u b’ltimore.
coiled tlnf “king snake,” as people j ^ ETEK8BURG, July 16. Additional
call it. Tho perfect silence which ! P fi, h ul a r- H °f the impromptu du< 1
lusted a moment or two after the rir-1 f° u Kht near edderburn s saw mill,
cln was formed was hr ken hy u rat-1' n Duuenburg county, last Friday,
iling chorus, in which overv tail was | between Joseph Addison and Richard
u»ed vigorously. Thin strange music | wt re r<c ,j ived this alternoon.
had a wonderful etfect on the king i duel was fought at a distance of
snake. Its eyes became frightfully j X Addison« pistol hung fue
enlarged, the yellow crest swelled to ' k*ur times, lie only tired once, tho
double its former size, while its head J striking Garland s wrist. Gar
land fired five times, the last sip i
taking effect in Addison’s body near
the uavd, Edging under the skin of
the back. Addison died at MX o’clock
this morning. The du 1 resulted
frnm Garland’s telling a young lady
residing in Lunenburg ^ouoty, to
whom Ad^ison_;g atldfa ' otoriIy '' " , " -
married” tlWway'g been
and that portion of the body that f
was upright swayod to and fro in
perfect time with the rattling. The
most remarkable thing was that every
snake stopped rattling at tho same
Hon. A. O. Bacon and Hon. A. H.
Stephens were both rained in Liberty
wW [ wine