ATHENS. GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1886.
A SPIKE TAIL WIDE.
UpEtttl States Signal Service, June
22, IHRfi—4:»i. p. m.
Maximum temperature 81
Minimmo temperature 03
Watkinsville, Ga., June 20.—Editor
Banner-Watchman: To-morrow Oconee
will meet in inaas meeting for the pur
pose of electing delegates to the guherna
to rial and congressional conventions, and
I can safely say that Oconee will semi her
delegates to the gubernatorial convention
instructed for the people’s candidate—A
0. Iwcon. There is not a shadow
doubt that he is the choice of a large
majority of the democrats of Oconee,
taall Herat That a Reporter Caught on
the ?li Yesterday.
We had another shower of rain yes-
tewiay. J 7
Oconee will come up on the right side and there is no possibly way for him to
^ . be defeated in this county, if the people
Politics has crushed base ball clear I will only come to the convention. There
out of exiaterxo. will be no bulldexing here by the Gor-
A drunk man on our streets now is a I don men, and if they begin such a thing
curiosity. they will be promptly met by Bacon’i
The city is calling lor the payment of I friends, and we intend to have a voics
the first Install nent of city tax for 1888 j an j f a j r .’ection atanycost. We under
1 A hotel and park at the mineral spring ftall(1 that one Pat Calhoutf, a little
is spoken of. I “spike-tail dnde” from Atlanta, will en
We hear that many unsightly build- jeavor to address the convention to-
ings in the city will ho torn away, and morrow j n the interest of General Gor-
handsome one erected. f don, but for his own good bo had better
Be sure and attend to the payment of I ,j ec id e to reconsider, for the reasbn that
your city t.,x« by the let .lay of July. „ 0Ter , and wc will
The revival at the compress continues I £ *" , .
r have met to-morrow for the purpose or
with unabated interest. attending to tl.e business of the day, and
A great many no tagged dogs prowl I . ^ ^ ^ rcspectfor tho citi .
the streets at rug i . - I zena 0 f this county than to attempt a
An unusually large crowd is expected I J . .
: I harrangtic to-morrow, wo will demand
in our city during commencement. ° .
” . . .«. 4 . i- the respect wc think is due us. Thl*
Corn and oats in this section were alt ^
Mown down by the wind. s P lke ; tol1 e " tered . °* 0f,eC C0U ”‘ y
The cold weather hs. departed sxd- nlghFfa thrnl* Ih^ringfo
in the midst ef smn . U Walton county man. He stated that
denly, and left 1
We suppose Athens will hare a union
depot when the Macon .V Athens road I
The street cars are packed every I
Twrelvo months hence and you won’t I
see ajsingle vaeant store or dwelling in | ‘ er ' !ee P fi 11181 to-morrow.
I ho had a; letter from tho ring for Mr.
Hinton, of Walton county, one for B. E.
Thrasher, ordinary, and one for Booth
I Bros. This is a nice cenie o(T, that wc are
to await orders from Atlanta as to whom
, .. ... wo shall votofor. Pat Calhoun, arm-
- ‘^“re" " ,e mS od with a load of Atlanta Constitutions
'“'"hl'ehildren arc beginning to recov- *"' 1 k ' ttcrs from therin *’ c ™ n ‘ orsi S netl
, , I r I by H. W. Grady, will ho sot down on to
te er from their attacks of summer com-1 “J *»• ■” ...
„ morrow. We arc able to manage our
I own elections and Pat Calhoun had bet.
I to Watkinsville yesterday, to make a
A g.otl deal of work U being done on s P“ ch - but ‘ clrnin 5 he w0 " W
some of the streets. Allot them wiI | be replied to by oneofyour cUisens, no
doubtless be worked before winter. concluded to .still hunt, and hence he
The colored tiremen are making great’!™ 18,1 day yesterday travel,ng over
preparations for their tournament, ‘he county, informing our c,Use,is how
which takes place in July. f , h> veto. ...... ,n
Deputy Collector Smith will sell thoJ Mr. Editor the c,t,sens of Oconee will
horse which was advertised fer sale yes- ■‘“ d *“• , “ uU ’. ,,ut W,U ,n
tenter, at eleven o’clock today, in front ll >eir severe,gnty and 1* npon such low
of the ten cents store. and insult,ng methods ihe idea that
The mineral spring‘is tho best pat-K" eo * ?' 0 ,
Toni.cd place in Athens now. Pity it is ^ dl,d, ‘
in such a wretched condition. >’ ridten ons, and then to think that the
Don’t iorget that a failure to pay all ordersofthe ring should be sent by such
city tuxes required ef you by the fat Jay ! a dudo as PatCalhoun. Why u ho
or July will subject you to additional I here? Welt, I suppose for the enormous
co * t ’ , sum of six dollars a week and expenses.
Numbers ofourc ixens are preparing Th IewtntA 0 Blcon for ^
to hie to tho ccoling shades of the and , htywiU haTC hinv ,„d W e
Th. consutatwa, Commercial Hotel aad
Bunny McCurdy, a youth that clerks
at McDowell's, fer several years hasdiad
the exclusive sale of the Atlanta Con
stitution in Athens, and he bad built up
quite a snug husinees on a small shale.
When Mr. W. H. Brown was employed
ss clerk at the Commercial betel, he had
frexuent calls from guests for the Con
stitution, and to save the trouble offend
ing across the street every time he want
ed a paper ordered a certain number of
copies each da}', that he kept on sale at
the hotel counter. This seriously cut
into young McCurdy’s business, and
making tho fact known to a Aw ef his
mercantile friends a quiet boycott was
naugurated. against the Commercial.
When adrummer entered one of these
stores he.was asked where he was stop*
ping, and if ho repiiod at the Commer
cial, was refused an order. N T o reason
was assigned, save that the parties did
not wish to patronise any man that stop
ped at that hotel. This boycott had its
ell'ect on the Commercial, and this week
compromise was effected, by which
Mr. Jcsso Alien was given Mr. Btown's
place behind tho counter, and we pre
sume that tho exclusive sale of the Con
stitution will be restored to Bunny Mc
Curdy. He is a worthy youth, and sup
ports by his work his widowed mother.
Mr. John W. Hawkins, of this county,
was Tnsrriet) yesterday to Miss Kora
Poyner. of thie niece. Rav. J. IL Chenay
The oat crop is thought to bo somel
what damaged by the big rain and wind
The Bacon following in this county
has been greatly strengthed in the (Hade
district as well as in others for tho lost
Sickness still prevails to an alarming
degree in our town.
Dr. Willingham, though quite aick, is
better now, and hopes to be out toon.
Mr. L. M. Arnold, living near here,
lost's babe yesterday. The child was
about two years old. Mr. Arnold is
quick sick himself now. ''
Mr. J. L. Jarrell has been elected
msyorof Crawford, to fill the vacancy of
J. B. Poyner, deceased. X. V.
mountains after commencement. |
Pat Calhoun, the spike-tail dude from
Atlanta, will receive
his ugly methods, at the hands of Oco
The growth of grass is so luxuriant
won’t import any dudes to ipsult the
i uuae irom i 0 ; t her. Put Oconee down' in tho
rebuke *<**■ I Bacon column. Democrat.
OORDON IN MISSISSIPPI.
A gentleman writing from Mississippi,
in the city that some of the sidewalks L„y g; “If tho people of Georgia do not
are almost impassable, and the ditches ^ now fj cn> Gordon, let them lend adele-
are filling up with sand and grass, cans- gal j on t0 Columbus, Miss.; lot them fol-
ing in overflow, which niskea it very j ow back the lino of tho Georgia 'Pacific
uncomfortable for pedestrians, and un- railroad through Alabama and ask the
less remedied will ho an excellent breed- rnrmera and land owners about him.
ing place for snakes. | Tj, e y w iU hear curses deep and heartfelt
at the mention of his name, and how ho
SOCIETY AND PERSONA!;. ) used his great namo as a soldier to get
the men who followed him during the
Mr. Jake Colley lost an infant yester- I war> to give up their lands to some of
d *J; ,, ,, „ , , , _ his wild railroad schemes, and if that is
Mr. H.M. Comer lias returned to I not ell0ugh , c t them come hack to Mis-
? ‘mW Lillian Edwards is on a visit to sl8si i , I li » nJ ask ‘ h ® onco 8tockh “ ,l ' er8 of
the Calhoun Land Company of his trans-
A j“s ta Jones, of New Pork, was in t ho | aclionswith them, and they^iil hearths
same tale. • » I never can vote
forGordon for any office, believing what
I do about him.’’
Thcso lines were written by as good
and gallants soldier as ever wore the
grey; not a politician, hut a wide awake,
honest citizen, who has no interest at
.. , . | stake, save that of'tlie good of this grand
Mias Sophie Poster, of Augusta, is ex-1 ^ ( ^
Mr. Henry I.ucas is in tho city recu- ]
persting his health.
Miss Alice Kennedy leaves shortly on
a visit to Northern.Georgia
The average student is buying new
clothes for commencement. '' ■
pected in the city in a few days.
• Mr. Ben Vest continues very low,
an4 no hopes are entertained for his re
AM UNMITIGATED FALSEHOOD.
A gentleman from Oconee, in Athens
jesterday, said that it was currently ro-
Miss Kllen Gareboid has returned I ported that Larry Gantt said he carried
home after an extended visit to relatives I Oconee county in his pocket. This is an
In Sonth Carolina unmitigated falsehood and malicious
MissJgmma Carroll, of Augusta, will slander, done to influence the voters of
spend the University commencement Oconee county and injure the Banner-
' Watchman. Now, unless the perpetrator
of the above slander proves the charge,
with Mrs. H. H. Carlton.
The charming Misses Sprout snd Tay
lor, we are glad to hear, will remain
tuitil after commencement.
Mr. Prank Thomas, who baa been very
ill the paat few weeka, we are glad to
Ml*, ft npidiy improving.
Cbl. Thomaa Stovall, one of Augusta's
business man, ia ir the city,
all of the name he ia a j^ltl pol-
of the University,
of Mr. C. H.
he stands convicted as a liar.
WFANIYI OR HIM.
Moskoe, Ga, June 22.—Pat Calhoun,
of Atlanta, pasaed through this place
last night, heavily loaded with Gordon
literature, on his way to Oconee county.
Keep an eye on him, and warn Jthe peo
ple against being led off be a member of
the gnat Atlanta ring. Moxanz.
wnrr to ooora.
Col. R. B. Nesbit, accompanied by
Capt. Q'Famll and Mr. Gantt, visited
WatMnnviUs ysstoidmr^^finwt a cor
dial wtlceae from th* people of Oconee.
While in Athens attending tho session
of tho Board of Visitors appointed
tho Governor to tho State University,’the
editor was informed by ono of the pro
fessors of an unusual instance of scho
lastic enterprise. Two of the Atlanta
students have crowded into the regular
courso of Bachelor of Arts, or the “A.
B.” course, tho course of “Master of
Arts,” requiring a year or two longer.
In ether words, these two young men
havo accomplished six years of study .in
the four years’ regular courso. They
havo not only mastered the ordinary cur
riculum, that the student genm-sliy takes,
hut have in addition taken other and
higher studies, and have with the double
work, maintained the same high standard
of scholarship. The “A. M.” course in
cludes French, German, Calculus, De- i
adaptive Geometry aad such high
Tho two young students thus compli
mented by tile profossor, were John If.
Slaton, soli of Major W, P. SlaUin. Su
perintendent of Public Schools, and John
W. Fain, son of our prominent mtrehant,
Mr. Fain. These gentlemen may well
be proud of their sons. These youths
stand as high, morally as acholastically;
They arc both talked ef as booked for
EXCITED CREDIT JUS.
Tho notice in yesterday’s Banner-
Watchman that N. B. Jones had gone to
California, created quite a stir en College
avenue, and a meeting of his creditors
was held in front of his office in the Mc
Dowell building. Bailiffs were standing
with all kinds of writs snd processes,
ready to nab anything that locked like a
law book or offico furniture. Livery
stalilo men were peeping through the
key hole to see if there was anything in
tho room to satisfy them for buggy and
carriage hire. Cigar men were eagerly
watching every place to find a table to
pay them for their fine cigars. Mr. Jones
was known to smoke none but the finest
A key was at laat found and the doors
opened, hut a bill of sale had already
been made to the fixtures and books, and
the bailiffs had to return their attach
ments with nulla bona written on the
backs. Mr. Jones stood well in Athens
until Ills sudden departure. We think
that he will send the money and pay off
his indebtedness. He had gotten behind,
and no fees coming in, thought that it
was best to seek the far West in search
of fame and fortune^
We had had a pleasant call yesterday
from Mr. W. L. Clay, who has been
elected principal of the white depart
ment of the public schools of Athens.
Mr. Clay is a young man, scarcely reach
ing the twenties, with a good, honest
face, and bids fair to make his mark in
the world. He graduates from the
University this year, and secured the
position over a large number of gentle
men who were much older and with a
great deal more experience. The ap
pointment of Mr. Clay is a good one, and
we feel confident that he will reflect
credit on himself and those who appoint
The friends of Col. Jos. Troup Lump
kin, are invited to attend hit funeral at
the Oconee Cemetery to-day. The re
mains will arrive nt the North-Eastern
Depot at 12:.K) o'clock.
FOB SALE TEST CUE?.
The most delightful riding and driving
peony ia Athens, parieetly gentle for
tody to rido or ghve. Apply to * “
J*. *- •
When the news of the withdrawal of
the candidacy of Capt. Carlton reached
our people it plucked their—hopes, for
they intended to place him in an elevated
office, which he richly deserves.
The disputed Fulcher-Freeman line,
about which so much has been said and
done, was, on last Sunday morning, run
by ’Squire Duke Hamilton. He usod
the French method, employing two rod-
men. ’Squire Hamiitou is a good busi
ness man, and never allows time and
circumstances to defer his business.
The rail of yesterday will place the
crops beyend redemption, as the gran,
to use a neighbor's expression, had a
“foul holt” on it before the rain.
.THE I’OST OFFICE.
Mr. Ed. Bancroft to Sncoeed Mr. K. 0.
We learn that Capt. Burnett lias giv-
i to Mr. Mr. .Ed, Bancroft the position
of money order clerk in the Athens poat-
oSScs, and that he will take charge the
1st of July, when Mr. Latimer will re
tire. Mr. Bancroft is a worthy and effi
cient young man, who has been for some
timo with Mr. A. L. Mitchell, ad
justing the affairs of the Southern Mutu
al, and is in every way cempetcnt todia-
,pharge the duties incumbent upon him.
He will make a strong bond to Capt
Burnett, having sole management of the
finances of the office. Mr. Bancroft's
appointment will give entire satisfaction
to our people, and a better man for the
position could not hare been found.
WILL BE 1VILT.
This issue contains a call fur the sub
scribers to- the' now Opera House, to
meet at the Insurance Company's office
on the 28th, for the purpose of orgaaiza-
tion. The 25 shares have all been taken
and several more shares can be sold, as
thoso who have money to invest are
anxious to get in. The work will l>e
commenced very soon and Athens can
boast of having one of the finest Opera
Houses in the South. All the modern
improvements will be put in, and the
finest artist will He employed to paint
the scenery. Judge W. B. Thomas, the
most public spirited man in our city, de.
serves the credit of getting up the Opera
i J. T.
MODES DE -PARIS
A NSW (TORN.
Mr. John Bird tells us that Mr. P. H.
Snook, of Atlanta, authorised him to
rent the best store-room he could find,
as he intended on the 1st of September
to open a first-class furniture store in
Athens. Mr. Bird has not yet suc
ceeded in renting a suitable room. There
will he an active demand for buaineas
heusea this fall, and our capitalists
should provide for the same by filling
up all the vacant sites on our business
A VOICE FROM BARON.
From a letter received from Rahuu
county, we learn that the people are
thoroughly aroused over the importance
of the gubernatorial election, and that
the mountain counties are bound to set
down on the min who is a failure in ev
erything. The letter ia from an influen
tial man in Rabun county', and he lays
that so much money can’t he spent to
elect a man without there is something
behind the scenes.
MAD HON CATCHES ON.
Judge W. B. Thomas has just re
turned from Madison, Morgan county,
where he has been in the intonat of the
Macon and Athens Railroad. Judge
Thomas reports the people of ^tdison
enthusiastic on the prospect of getting
The aubscribem to the opera hoo-a
Company, are reqesstod to asst at tbs
office of the Soothers Mntoal Tassmass
Company, on Moaday, 28th tost, far the
purpose of wgasttottss leery
seriber is earnestly reqaeeted to be pres-
New York Office, -193 Broadway.
Paris Office, 19 Rue du 4 Septembre.
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■ ut. ■ tom
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Royal optic goods, &c.
The Certain Catarrh Cure Is.
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Entirely harmless. Rcquiws no Instrument. D ecree
where others fall to give nllel. Price, $1 per bottle, 6
bottle. $5, at si l^raggtols^" Tert montotofree. ^