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NKWNAN, FRIDAY, JULY 9.
A D n E A M .
A ilronrn, dear love, I have, of wh**re
A -nilirur i land riaos fair
From out an azure sea.
A H|.rinK-t imu isle. till tureen ami pale.
With pearl-pink bloRHoma. like ti veil
Thrown over bush ami tree.
Upon wIiom aliimmerintf ilver and .
With happy heirt and elinnitur hand
Ami wandering nirnleu led
JoyotiH we walk, Hpolll»«*und lhe while
Hy the oft beauty <»f the ide
Our happiness complete.
And love, inch an the angels bear
Shines in your face, so pure, so fair
It in and while we kiss,
At heaven's very gate W" j eem!
Ah. would that I might alway dream
Such bloused dream ns this!
I Josephine Kiehardso
stru ta ni", an 1 a mine honesty puts it to utter
ance " | ShakesfM'ttrH,
In the following diary, written by a
veteran of the Mexican War, lion.
Benjamin M. Long, who was a mem
ber of Capt. W. T. Wolford’a company.
1st U. S. Dragoons, will lie found some
recitals which are remarkably thrilling
which facts are stranger than fiction.
Mr Long subsequently became a cap-
taii in the Confederate army, and a
braver, better soldier never fought un
der t he "stars and liars
"July 9, 1840. War is on with Mex
ico. Without a declaration of war (Jen.
Ampudia, of the Mexican army, crossed
the itio Cramie in April, at the head of
a large force, and attacked a detach
ment of sixty Americans, most of
well. Plenty to eat, and drill four j unruly and scratched things I did not
hours daily. There seems to be no j intend to say when I began this item;
whom were killed and the remainder
captured. 1 President, Polk has called
for JO,000 volunteers to avenge the in
sult and repay the ‘greasers’ in kind.
Capt. Wolford is recruiting his compa
ny here. Carroll is promised a lieuten-
antey. The war spirit has fired the
hearts of our young men, and if the
same feeling dominates other sections
of the country, the President would
ha\ no trouble to raise half a million
volunteers. Those are the Carroll
county boys who are going to Mexico
to win glory and a broader domain:
Lieut. W 10. Curtis, (afterwards a
colonel in the Confederate army,) J. C.
Ashley, Vince Holley, J. W. Benson,
I. C. Benson, Matthew Ksterwood, Ike
Weir, II. N. Weir, S. Carter, Writ. Wil
kin:- Win. Parr, John Long, Jot 11oI -
•onil»o, Nal Abercrombie and B. M.
Long. A line lot of patriotic hoys.
July 17. We are now aboard the U.
S. transport 'Dolphin’ at Mobile. The
inarch to this place was very severe on
both men and horses, caused hy both
being unseasoned to the demands ot
war We sail to-morrow on the schoon
er for Vera Crux, (True Cross.)
"Aug. 2. At sea. We are now
plowing the placid bosom of the Gulf,
making from three to four knots an
hour. Out of sight of land for several
days. It makes one feel that he is a
very small atom to know there's noth
ing Itetween him and the 'hereafter'
hut. a few boards and beams.
"Aug. If We have had the devil’s
own luck for the past two days. A hur
ricane struck us on the morning of the
Ith and swept our spars away. The
ninstlvsH craft was driven hither and
thither at the mercy of the winds and
waves for more than a day. Each
'moment we expected her to lie swamp
ed. The men, sailors as well as sol
dier:. had not lived up to their Sunday-
school opportunities, and their relig
ious training was ordinarily out of har
mony witli the Apostles’ Creed, and
when the danger became imminent they
made some line impromptu appeals to
tiie Throne of Grace. Their frantic sup
plications to high heaven would have
been ludicrous hut. for the impending
doom that threatened them. The tur
bulent sea caused the ship to roll help
lessly on its angry bosom. The pumps
were manned and every endeavor made
to keep the hulk afloat. Despair
seemed to settle upon all. Finally one
desperate wretch bethought him of the
commissary, where was stored a nuin
tier of casks of rum. and he shouted
'Since we are to be drowned like rats
m a tub. let us die drunk as lords I’ A
rush was made for the store-room, and
in » i incredibly short time the heads
were knocked out of several barrels of
liquor The men. apparently frenzied
with fear, drank the fiery spirits like
water, i'andetnonium then began its
reign. The pumps were abandoned,
and the vessel allowed to flounder in
the trough of the sea. The men sang
and danced, made ribald jests, and
drank toasts to each other. Suddenly
tin 1 ship’s bottom was felt to grate on
something and the huge hull trembled.
She became grounded on a sand-bar, and
the beating waves caused her to reel
like a drunken man. Some hundreds of
feet from the vessel was descried a
small island, denuded of all vegetation,
it proved to he St. Joseph’s island, a
God forsaken spot where nothing pros
pered save sand flies, sand crabs, tid
dlers, (a small crab,) and sea turtles,
which came ashore to deposit their eggs
in the sand.
"Aug. 20. Have been on the island
for eighteen days. Brought all the
stores ashore, which appear to he am
ple for four or five months. The horses
were forced overboard, and the intelli
gent brutes made a bee line for the is
land, all swimming to it without acci
dent. Among the ship's cargo were a
hundred or so tents, which were landed
and erected on a small plateau a few
hundred feet from shore. These raised,
we began to make the best of a bad sit
uation. Capt. Wolford assumed com
mand and soon had garrison discipline
established among the men. The rum
was brought ashore, put under guard
and used as medicine. We were threat
ened with a water famine, there being
no fresh water on the island, and our
supply from the ship being exhausted.
The captain of the 'Dolphin,' Jaques
Sazerae, a native of Martinique, ad
vised that the tarpaulins and oilcloths
be spread out at night in such a manner
as to catch and hold the dew. which
fell heavily. By using all means at
our command, enough was procured in
this way for both man and beast. The
rainy season now began and our water
supply was ample, it being caught on
tarpaulin canvas, etc.
“Sept. 3—The horses are looking
,-hance to leave thi:- desolate spot. Have
seen no one from the outside world
since we were stranded. Have plenty
offish, turtle and turtle’s eggs. These
monsters come ashore at night to lay
their eggs. A couple of men seize a
big fellow, weighing 300 or 400 lbs.,
and floum c him upon his hack, where
he lies until hauled to camp. Our sup
ply of turtle flesh is greatly relished
by the men. The soup made from it is
"Oct. 8. We hailed a transport this
morning bound for New Orleans, mak
ing known our distress. If nothing be
tides will have a boat here in a week
or ten days.
“Oct. 20.—The ‘Ann Chase,’ a Mis
sissippi river boat, was sent us on the
1 sth. We are now heading for Vera
Cruz, with a fine prospect of landing in
the next two or three days. The 'Ann
Chase’ was named for the wife of Con
sul Chase, who was besieged in the
American Consulate at Tampeca. The
gallant woman, seeing that herself,
husband and a few other Americans
were cut. off from their fiiends, raised
a distress signal, which was seen by a
U. S. man-of-war lying in the harbor.
A lieutenant and sixty marines were
landed. They charged and routed the
Mexicans, bringing away the consul,
his wife and other Americans. This
story is well authenticated. We are
anxious to chastise those perfidious ras
cals for their maltreatment of the gal
“Oct. 26. -Land ahoy! 1 feel as I
imagine did the great antedeluvian
navigator, Noah, who saved seed tor
the subsequent propagation of a
drowned world, when he beheld the dry
land from his dockyard on the crest of
Araraat. Behold the lovely range of
mountains, whose blue outlines rise be
yond the spires, domes and fortified
walls of Vera Cruz! These mountains
doubtless invited the restless spirit of
Cortez to draw near unto them and
build the city of the True Cross in its
land-locked harbor. O, fanatical zealot
of the Romish church, who carried the
sword of conquest in one hand and the
crucifix in the other, your city has
grown to be a marvel of beauty! As
we sail into port, the bay is flecked with
small craft, flitting hither and thither,
while under the grim guns of San Juan
de Ulna lie a number of Uncle Sam’s
men-of-war, and ‘Old Glory’ lazily fan
ning the breeze with her semi-limp
folds. 1 grow a little sentimental, but
debarking will remind me that my
horse and accouterments need some
thing more than an effort at metaphor
making. There’ll doubtless be hot
work tor us beyond the mountains in
the chapparal and canyon,” etc.
As the diary is somewhat voluminous,
and increases in interest as he chases
Mexican soldiers and guerillas over
their native mountains. I shall contin
ue to give it to the readers of The H.
& A. until I have rehearsed his numer
ous adventures—crossing the Pedragal,
assaulting a convoy, capturing a pay
master’s strong-box with thousand's-of
shining Mexican dollars, succoring bis
wounded comrades, storming t'he-
heights of Chapultepec, and numerous'
other adventures, will prove an inter
esting interlarder for our local columns.
-That excellent institution of learn
ing. Bowdon College, has worthily be
stowed upon Rev. Wilfiaim W. Roop the
title of Doctor of Divinity. Dr. Roop
is considered one of the most scholarly
pulpit orators in Western Georgia one
who has ever exerted his splendid ef
forts in behalf of the morn! and relig
ious uplifting of his fellows-.
Mr. .las. J. Atwell. Carrol (ton’s
popular restauranter, spent Wednesday
with tiie family of his brother. Mr.
Claude Upshaw, at Bremen.
Mr Lewis Sims, teller of She Citi
zens Bank, planned a Fourth of July
outing in Atlanta. He took neither
ti reworks nor firewater with him;—that
town is supposed to furnish all the
“hot stuff” one may call for.
—Mr. lack Keith, of Newnan, was in
the city Tuesday under the tutelage of
Newt Power, Carrollton’s champion
Miss Annie Jackson has as her
guest this week Miss Mae Mitchell, of
Miss Cora Boatright, of Bremen,
visited friends here Wednesday.
Capt. Jim Martin had the p/easure
the other day of greeting his former
comrade-in-arms, Silas A. Walker, who
“(it, hied and died” with him »t Ba
ker's Creek, Vicksburg, an 1 Jonesboro.
The old heroes had a pleasant time re
counting the many hair-breadth escapes
that befell them by flood and tieki.
Mrs. R. Lee Sharpe is visiting her
sister in the mountains of North Caro
lina, where she will spend the summer.
—Mrs. J. L. Young has returned
from Tallapoosa, where she has been
spending several days.
After wrestling with Carrollton
humidity and heat Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Perry have departed these plains for
Tallulah Falls in quest of cooler weath
it was my purpose to tell you that
Ellis Smith has handed in the first
bou ,Jtt of cotton blooms. He’s a good
farmer, and will raise enough cotton
this year to make 200,000 double blank*
Misses Kathleen and Cleo Almand,
of Washington, Ga., are guests of their
[ aunt. Mrs. J. L. Vaughn.
- Our popular County Commissioner,
Bro. Braswell, is doing some excellent
work on the public roads. There is
some talk of building a macadam road
from Carrollton to Temple and putting
on a line of autos. Should the move
ment take definite shape Commissioner
Braswell will put the road through in
short order. He has been visiting Tem
ple and Villa Rica the past week, pos
sibly for the purpose of maturing plans
for the immediate furtherance of the
Miss Irene Bass, who has been on
a visit to Borden-Wheeler Springs, re
—Mr. C. B. Simonton has returned
from Borden-Wheeler Springs.
The good church people of Carroll
ton appear to have his satanic majes
ty, the Devil, on the run. They have
been chasing him in and around the
corners for a month or more, judging
from the excellent meetings that have
been held and are being held. Maybe
it won’t he best to run him clean off’,
for most of us are not exactly ready for
the reign of the millenium.
-We regretfully announce the death
of Mrs. Chas. L. Walker, an estimable
Christian lady of this city, who depart
ed this life last Saturday. The Herald
and Advertiser tenders sympathy and
condolence to the bereaved husband
—Roy Power spent Sunday in New
-Col. Mike L. Covington, of Atlanta,
spent Sunday with the family of Mrs.
Jennie B. Smith.
Mrs. Katrina Kiepper, of Birming
ham. Ala., was the recent guest of
her sister, Mrs. J. T. Young.
We hail with pleasure the return of
Mr. John M. Butler, who has been
making Atlanta his home.
Mias Daisy Harris returned Wed
nesday from Piedmont, Ala 1 ., where she
has been spending the week with the
family of Rev. Geo. D. Harris, her
-Messrs. R. J. Gailhreath and L. K.
Smith made a business* trip to Cedar-
town his week.
-Prof. H. I?. Adams;, our popular
superintendent; of schools, accompanied'
hy his family, wvii spend the summer'
fair Nashville, Term.
Newnan has another new railroad
assured her—from that city to Frank
lin. This will leave her trading terri
tory west of town no bigger than a pis
mire’.* nest. If she gets any trade for
the future it must come from w ithin
her own borders, through manufactur
ing enterprises. Well,, now that she’s
got. her hunch of stichu and ties,, may
she have- them ami joy follow.
In point of population Carroll is
tiie ninth county in the State. Eight
others have more population, hut their
black wos-'l crop is four rimes as great
as o urs.
Carroll has the finest chance
"hill billies” south of “the
—Mr. A. O. Williams is visiting Ten
-This is a big country, with a varie
ty of climates. Texas has sold her
“tirst bale” of cotton for $1.20 a
pound, receiving for it $4Su. Here, in
Carroll, we think we are doing bully
if we can show a good healthy
"square.” Now, this word “square,” as
applied to cotton, causes me to pause,
scratch my locks and cogitate why such
a misnomer should have ever crept into
our rich vernacular. Bless your agro
nomic soul, that embryonic cotton boll
is not square, but is a triangular forma
tion. Well, a lot of things are called
"out of their names, ” to-wit: A man
who says he doesn’t moisten his internal
improvements with liquor is called a
prohibitionist. Do the facts in his case
warrant his title? My pencil became
Bttrson is training his voice
entering the campaign for
Commissioner of Agriculture. He has
a beautiful 1 campaign jimswinger coat.
—Sam Boykin is a good boy, and
can’t help it; hut that brother of his
from Tampa. Fla., lays over the good
points that adorn his reputation as- far
as a tablecloth does a deyiie. The
Tampa brother. Dr. J. T., is an excel
lent physician, and but few of his pa
tients have hail their measures taken
for a white slab and domic;
A local', paper reports that Col.. W.
D. Hamrick was in Washington recent
ly to ascertain whether or not Senator
Steve Clay’s- seat would lit him. If it
does, we are going to help him take it
away from the junior Senator. Of the
two men, Billie Hamrick the best
lawyer, and would make a lallapalula
law-giver. Bill’s made in the same
mould as Andrew Jackson;—if they
don’t do right he’ll bust ’’em.
By the extraordinary contortions o-J
her neck, he concluded that she was
trying to get a glimpse of the hack of
her new blouse; by the tense’lines and
scintillating flash about her lips he con
cluded that her mouth was full of pins.
“Uraph—goof — sufF — wuff — sh —
spoge,” she asked.
“Quite so, my deal,” he agreed. “ It
looks very nice.”
“Ouff—wuff—so—gis—ph -mf — ugh
ght?” she next remarked.
“Perhaps it would look better if you
did that,” he nodded; “but it fits very
nicely as it is.”
She gasped and emptied the pins into
“I've asked you twice to raise the
blinds so that I can get more light,
James.” she exclaimed. “Can’t you
understand plain English?”
Excursion Fares via Central of Georgia
Albany, Ga.. and return—Account
District Grand Lodge No. 8, G. U.
O, O. F., to be held August 10-13.
1.968, Ticket's on sale from points,
To Black Mountain, N. C., and return
— Account Montreal Chautauqua
and Religious Assemblies, to be
held July 15-August 31. 1909.
To'lLoa Angeles, Calif.. Portland, Ore.,
Beattie, Wash.. San Francisco,
Califl.. San Diego, Calif.—Account
Alaska - Yukon-Pacific Exposition
and various other special occasions.
T'i'Monteagle and. Sewanee, Tenn.. and
return — Account Mission Week
(iWi'Uets and Gilbert Lectures) to
be held .July 1-16, 1909; Monteagle
Bible School, to he held July 17-29,
1909 : Monteagle Sunday-school in
stitute and Musical Festival, to be j
held July 311-Au.gust 15, 1909. i
To Nashville. Tenn.. and return—Ac-j
count Peabodv College Summer
School for Teachers and Vanderbilt I
Bihlical Institute, to he held June I
'.(-August 4, 1909-. (
To Nashville. Tenn.. and return—Ac-I
count Peabody College Summer j
School tor Teachers and Vander
bilt Biblical Institute, to be held j
June 9-August 4, 1909.
To- Asheville, N. C., and return.- Ac
count Dramatic Order Knights of
Khorassan. biennial meeting, to be
held July 12-20, 1909.
Tc,Aliens, Ga., and return.—Account
summer school. University of
Georgia, to be heid June 2t5-July
TJ Knoxville, Tenn.. and return. Ac
count Summer School of the South,
to be heid June 22-July 30, 1909.
For full information in regard to.
rates, dates of sale, limits, schedules,
etc., apply So nearest ticket agent.
A traveler stopped at a hotel i»
Greenland, where the nights are six
months long, and, as he registered
asked a question of the clerk.
“What time do you have breakfast?’ ’
"From half-past March to a quarter
of May. ”
Poets are born—therefore, parents
must be to blame.
When Rubbers Become Necessary,
And your shoes pinch, Allen’s Foot-
Ease, a powder to be shaken into the
shoes, is just the thing to use. Try it
tor breaking in New Shoes. Sold ev
erywhere, 25c. Sample FREE. Ad
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Bond Sale—July 15,1909
School Improvement 5 Per Cent. Bonds of
the City of Newnan, Georgia.
These bonds will be in denominations of $1,000
each, dated July 1, 1909, interest payable in Janu
ary and July of each year, and mature as follows:
$2,000 in 1912, and $2,000 biennially thereafter un
til the issue is paid, making the last bond due in
These bonds are not redeemable before maturi
The bonded indebtedness of the City of New
nan is $121,000, including this issue.
The taxable values inl90S were $3,000,000:—esti
mated real value, $6,000,000.
The city owns all of its public utilities, and a
conservative estimate of the value of the city’s
property is $165,000.
Population, (estimated) 6,000,
Interest payable at City Treasurer’s office, or at
Fourth National Bank, New York.
Certified check for $200 must accompany all
bids. E. L). FOUSE, Clerk.
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