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Then they BtrollwI-
W«U it really doesn't matter where they strolled;
And he told—
Woll.it doenn’t make any difference what he tolrl;
And she Raid
Well it ian’t worth while tellinK what she fluid;
Let it juat Bufficu to say
That before another day
They wore wc*l.
—Tuesday morning Mr. Beverly B. Harper’s Ferry rifle with a triangular
Thomasson, a Blackstonian disciple, j piece of steel attached to its business
who took his original degrees in law at end—a bayonet. The gun has a warlike
—Advertising pays. It is generally
known that I’m a hayseeder from away
“yan”—what is known among the craft
as a dress-parade farmer, who never
made a dollar at the business, but
taught the other fellow how to avoid
the shoals that wrecked my efforts.
Though I haven’t farmed any in thirty
years, yet I’ve a hanker for it. Seeing
i the State University a few years 'ago,
' and a subsequent post-graduate course
| at Yale College during the past year,
took his departure for Cordele, where
he will be associated with Col. W. H.
Dorris in the practice of law. Knowing,
as we do, the young gentleman’s splen
did mental attainments, it goes with
out saying he will in a brief period win
the golden opinions of his confreres
and laurels worthy of his splendid abil
—Mr. Horrie Bradley, of Carters-
ville, spent several days in town the
latter part of the week.
—Miss Florence Fallow, of Opelika,
Ala., arived in the city Thursday after
noon, and was the guest of Mesdames
.1. F. Creel and M. M. Bradley. She de
parted for New York Sunday after
—The good old times that obtained
in Georgia sixty years ago have left
but a lingering echo of what they were.
that the U. S. Government is squander- j attendance on sale-days
ing a few dollars on seeds bestowed on fj rB t Tuesday in each month
the farmer, 1 put a notice in this paper I lrm | ( , population, is a custom that has
last week (hat the dispenser of these I ( jj ec ] away with the commercial spirit
good things had better come across, or
I’d put up a holler. The seed have not
arrived, but as a kind of propitiatory
offering 1 got a 90-lb. bundle of Con
gressional Records by next mail. That
the seed will come, your grandpappy is
Mr. R. Lee Sharpe has the most
up-to-date job printery south of Atlan
ta. In point of equipment, it is superb;
as to location, it is ideal; for space, he
has a hall 80x100, without wall or par
tition. All of this space is filled with
machinery of one kind or another-
mostly presses. Lee is just a hustler.
He is out for business, and is getting
his percentage of it.
Our former fellow-citizen and ex
cashier of the Carrollton Bank. Mr.
John R. Adamson, now of Rome, was
here on business Monday and Tuesday.
Miss Ethel Tumlin visited her
friend, Mrs. S. M. Copeland, at Bre
men, Friday and Saturday. On Satur
day she was joined by her sister, Mrs.
It. Lee Sharpe, and they proceeded to
Cedartown, where they will spend a
week with friends and relatives.
-The Literary Musical Club is mak
ing broader its radius of usefulness, to-
wit: Its last session was held at the
A. & M. School. It’s a little bit per
plexing to both the married and unmar
ried men of this neck of woods to un
derstand why the ladies composing the
club should take “Taming of the
Shrew” for their study for this occa
sion. The male population look upon
this act on the part of the Indies as a
seditious proceeding. They think, by
studying this play, their females will
avoid the mistakes made by Kate, the
Shrew, and thereby become more diili-
cult to control than was that haridan,
with less chance to tame them. Ladies,
for the sake of peace and harmony in
your households, explain just what
your purpose is in studying this before
your husbands and sweethearts go wild.
1 am sure you would not break from
the silken ties of matrimony, but of
this convince (each of you) your man,
for he is growing daffy for fear that
you will establish a gyneeocracy. Indi
vidually, permit me to say, Long live
-Col. Sidney Holderness, Carroll
ton’s silver - tongued, mullilluous-
phrased, spellbinding orator and advo
cate, after a brief business sojourn in
Atlanta returned Tuesday.
We are pleased to chronicle the
fact that Mrs. A. 1’. Travis, who. has
been quite ill for the past few days, is
—Mr. Ormond Haile, who has been
threatened with an attack of appendi
citis, after a week or ten days’ confine
ment is able to attend to business.
It must be a Spitsbergen day when
the small bov does not hail with joy a
cold spoil that will burst the pipes
about the school buildings. The young
sters have had a few gala days recent
ly, owing to burst pipes caused by the
recent cold snap.
— Mr. Lester McClure, of LaFayette,
Ala., has made a business engagement
with the C. M. Tanner Grocery Co., and
will make this his home.
Mrs. L. C. Taylor and little son. of
Newnan, are visiting the former’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Jackson.
that has taken the former into its am
ple scope. Did I say it had died away -
the custom of attending sale-days?
Yes, except in Carroll God bless her
people !—who commemorate a custom
now considered archaic- the sale-day
habit a link between the present and
the past. The personal prowess feature
of these gala day festivities has grown
into innocuous desuetude with the pass
ing of home-made liquor. The bullies
strip no more to their waists and enter
the arena to chew oil' each other’s ears,
that one may he called the champion
scrapper. He who has never seen a
Carroll county first Tuesday attendance
would do well to make a pilgrimage to
this Mecca of first Tuesday habitues,
for it is unique. The clans begin to
gather on Monday, and by Tuesday noon
they swarm into town by thousands.
It is the custom with a farmer who
lives a few miles from town to put off
coming until this carnival day—of which
the first Tuesday in August is consid
ered the big sale-day of the year. It
is then he has "laid by” his “crap,” is
rested, frisky and frolicksome. The
commercial spirit seems to dominate all
comers. Each one brings something to
“swap.” In live stock they’ve any
thing from a rooster to a mule; in per
sonal effects, anything from a razor to
a musket. In fact, there is nothing
made (usually old and semi-worthless)
that does not find its way into this ag
gregation. Guns and pistols in all
stages of dilapidation are borne in a
negligee manner by most of the patri-
ots. They remind one of a “befo’ de
wah” militia muster, except they’ve
no “captings,” “kurnels,” nor “gin’-
rals. ” Here is your commercial troub
adour, with a couple of guitars swung
across his shoulders, seeking some un
wary wight upon whom to unload his
instruments for a little “boot.” He
engages the attention of a yap with a
forked fowling-piece of the percussion
type, with one hammer gone. They
“swap.” The troubadour is lacking in
gun lore, and the gunner knows even
less of a guitar; but they “trade” just
to be in the fashion. There is a bunch
of twenty or more improvised jockeys
with horses, mules, asses and oxen,
dickering with a zeal and earnestness
that would make the New York Stock
Exchange think there was something
doing. The personnel of the equine and
bovine specimens here on ’change are
not a fair sample of those taken to the
Atlanta “hoss show.” The salient
points about their hips and spine are
generally sharp enough to snag light
ning. They are just good “trading”
stock, and answer the purpose. Observe
that young fellow with corduroy
breeches stuffed into his boots, a ten-
cent hull-rush hat whose latitude of
brim reaches the outer points of his
shoulders, the loose folds of his hickory
shirt gathered amidship by the loving
embrace of an old belt with “U. S.”
on its big, oblong buckle. He sits tail
or-fashion under the tail-end of a cov
ered ox-wagon, with the hemisphere of
a forty-pound watermelon in his lap.
He gouges great hunks of the crisp, red
meat, which disappear rapidly down
his thirsty gullet. It is a Carroll
county watermelon eaten by her son.
See this baker’s dozen of lightly laden
merchants, each having a gun or pis
tol for sale or exchange. One has a
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appearance, but the bearer is a meek
and lowly son of Ham. Another, a
fierce mustachioed gentleman, wears in
his waistband a couple of pepper-box
revolvers. Most of the others have the
conventional guns of the day, but all
are clamorous to “swap.” I would
make further endeavor to give a de
scription of the kaleidoscopic scene,
but the impulssant powers within balk
at the effort. Come and see it!
--After an absence of a month on a
business trip to Mississippi, Tennessee
and Alabama Hon. H. W. Long has re
turned home, to the eminent satisfac
tion of his friends. As of yore, the
string is on the outside of his door and
the bull-dog tied in the back-yard. Wel
come again to the bosom of your dearly
beloved Carrollton friends, my Chris
—The activities made manifest by
those who are laboring for the erection
of a Confederate monument to Carroll’s
gallant Confederate soldiers (living and
dead) has assumed a protean aspect.
Individual men, women and children
are at work for its accomplishment;
schools have made organized efforts for
the same purpose. The latest and most
successful effort by an individual for
raising funds for the monument was
the domino party given Wednesday af
ternoon by that excellent lady, whose
heart and soul are wrapt in the cause,
Mrs. A. K. Snead. A large number of
ladies were in attendance on the games.
Admission to the plays was 25 cents per
guest. The sum of $25 was raised. The
beautiful decorations of the Snead
horrie with Confederate flags was a fea
ture that awakened patriotic emotions
in the hearts of the many guests.
—Charlie Ball, the saddle-colored
chef de cuisine at the A. & M. School,
complimented the teachers with a ’pos
sum supper Wednesday afternoon.
—Mrs. N. J. Tumlin has returned
from Durham, N. C., where she has
been the guest for a couple of weeks of
her daughter, Mrs. Mitchell.
—We regret to learn of the illness of
Mrs. P. P. Kingsberry.
—Carroll county raises more cotton
than do the natives of Punjab, an
East Indian district as large as Geor
gia, and of a quality superior to the
cream-colored long staple of Egypt.
The receipts at Carrollton up to Feb. 1
were 27,000 bales, and before the sea
son is over the total will reach 30,000-
all poorly (lacked in jute bagging. It
would look good in coarse cotton wmps.
—Harvey Brown, Esq., who has been
a legionary in Uncle Sam’s army for a
couple of three-year enlistments, is at
home with relatives.
—Hon. L. C. Mandeville is taking os
teopathic treatment in Atlanta, whither
he goes weekly. He is being greatly
benefited by the treatment.
—Col. Jesse D. Smith, the veteran
horse dealer of this mule market, has
just returned from Tennessee and Ken
tucky, whence he brings a couple of
car-loads of fine mules. He stopped and
looked over the battlefield of Murfrees
boro, where he plucked a cedar walking
cane from a cane bush, and presented
the same to Hon. L. C. Mandeville.
—Miss Jennie Mae Walker visited
—Miss Maiie Bradley, who has been
spending a brief holiday with home-
folks, returned Monday to her studies
—The soeurs seraphine (sisters of
charity) have their province in the
economy of the All-Wise. In the main
it is woman who demonstrates unsel
fishness in pure and undefiled altruism.
We note Miss Nannie Kennedy has just
returned from Atlanta, where she was
called to see her friend, Miss Parker,
who is seriously ill. Though not a “sis
ter.” yet Miss Kennedy is possessed of
those divine attributes that mark the
devotees of the “veil.”
—The Carroll Free Press, a hebdom
adal that always “has an eye to the
main chance,” gives this bit of timely
warning information for him who seeks
to make investments in phials loaded
with brain-fulminating liquids: “Flor
ida anticipates an increase of business
after July 1 in this year of grace. Af
ter the expiration of this period Chat
tanooga won’t be in it. Verbum sat.
—Jimmy Garrett divides his time be
tween this port of entry and Atlanta.
He expends six and two-thirds of his
—While her liege lord, Col. S. J.
Boykin, is convincing the agrarian pro
ducers of the “fleecy” that a modicum
of guano will greatly add to the profit-
sharing end of the transaction, his es
timable wife makes an occasional en
deavor to entertain her frierds at dom
inoes for the benefit of the monument
fund. Her latest and most delightful
effort was that of Tuesday afternoon.
—Carl Holmes, of Atlanta, (don’t
swoon; I’m going to pun.) who is
spending a week at home, says there
are no homes in that town so dear to
him as his Carrollton home. He is just
a home-loving boy, warp and woof, and
has home made ideas that will wear
like a home-made brogan. Happy
Hooligan never appeared more at home
on the tow-path than does Carl as he
ambles about his happy home.
—‘‘Westward the course of empire
flows,” and occasionally other people
flow in the same direction. Mr. W. W.
West flowed into Cedartown Tuesday.
It is said on reliable authority that Mr.
West did not allow any of that fluid
that made Hoboken famous to flow
down his gullet.
—The esoteric orders anticipate ”a
feast of reason and a flow of soul” on
Sunday, 14th inst., when Rev. Geo. D.
Harris will edify them at a service
held at the First Baptist church.
—Miss Sada Thomasson is spending a
week or ten days with Atlanta friends.
—The ministers’ association met at
the study of Rev. W. E. Dozier, pastor
of the Presbyterian church. Tuesday
morning. Rev. Geo. D. Harris con
ducted devotional exercises, and Rev.
A. W. Quillian discussed the subject of
—Mr. Jas. W. Fitts, of Meridian,
Miss., spent several days the past
week with his family, who are residing
with Mrs. D. G. Wilson.
—After a pleasant week’s visit to
friends Miss Cleo Chapman returned to
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There was a chap who thought black-
smithing looked simple and easy, and
so, being out of work, he decided to
have a try at it. He went to a smith
and asked for a job.
“Well.” said the smith, “you are a
strong, likely-looking young fellow.
What experience have you had?”
“Eleven years,” was the prompt an
“All right, I’ll try you.” said the
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