THE CALVIN LAW
An Act that will Rid the State
. of Vagrants and Idlers, if it
is Properly Enforced.
Below we publish the Calvin va
grant law, which, if enforced, will
be of great value to Georgia.
As will be seen from reading its
provisions, there should be little
difficulty in securing convictions
of the idle and vagrant classes that
infest our communities.
It will also be seen that the law
makes it compulsory on all arrest
ing officers to enforce its provi
sions. The law makes it the duty
of sheriffs, bailiffs and police offi
cers to swear out warrants for all
persons believed by them to be
The main features of the Calvin
law, as amended by the Legisla
ture, are as follows:
1. Persons wandering or stroll
ing about in idleness, who are able
to work, and have no property to
support them. ,
2. Persons leading an idle, im
moral or profligate life, who have
no property to support them and
who are able to work and do not
3. All persons able to work,
having no property to support
them, and who have no visible or
known means of a fair, honest and
reputable livelihood. The term
"visible or known means of a fair,
honest and reputable livelihood"
as used in this section, shall be
construed to mean reasonably con
tinuous employment at some law
ful occupation for reasonable com
pensation, or a fixed and regular
income from property or other in
vestment, which income is suffi
cient for the support and main
tenance of such person.
4. Persons having a fixed abode
who have no visible property to
support them, and who live by
stealing or by trading or bartering
5. Professional gamblers, living
8. All able-bodied persons who
are found begging for a living or
who cjuit their houses and leave
their wives and children without
the means of subsistence.
7. That all persons who are
able to work and do not work, and
who have no property or other
means of support, but hire out
their minor children and live up
on their wages, shall be deemed
and considered vagrants.
8. All persons, over sixteen
years of age, able to work and who
do not work, and have ho property
ficer shall issue a warrant tor the
apprehension of the person alleged
to be a vagrant, and upon being
brought before him,the said officer,
and probable cause be shown, shall
bind such person over to any court
of the county having jurisdiction
in misdemeanor cases. Any per
son violating any of the provisions
of this Act shall be deemed to be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on
conviction, shall be punished as
prescribed in section 1039, volume
3, of the Code of 1895.
Other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ. It any man’s work abide
which he hath built thereupon, he
shall receive a reward—1 Cor.
never attain a greater success than
he thinks he can.”
To the brave and faithful, noth
ing is difficult.—Terrence.
Select the highest possible ideal,
and try to attain it.—Amid.
l>o not covet the conspicuous
places of life, but he content to
toil in the paths of duty.—Candler.
"They build too low
Who build beneath the stars."
The higher, nearer heaven we go
Earth’s powers and sounds de
Rise to the heights,if thou wouldst
The calm of spirit peace.—Marr.
Be high, O soul! scorn what is low
"Child of a king,” they call thee;
be a king,
And troops of vassals will their
To crown thee heir of glory, child
The sweetest lives are those to
Whose deeds both great and small,
Are close-knit strands of an un
Where love ennobles all.
The world may sound no trum
pets, ring no bells;
The Book of Life the shining
record tells.—Mrs. Browning.
May wreck unnumbered • barks,
th.it follow in our wake.—
Let no man say he has done the
best he could.—Phillips Brooks.
Be noble! and the nobleness that
In other men, sleeping, but never
Will rise in majesty to meet thine
Howe’er it be, it seems to me
’Tis only noble to be good,
Kind hearts are more than coro
And simple faith than Norman
The purest treasure
Is spotless Reputation; that away,
Men are but gilded loam, or paint
Live innocently; God is present.
Better not be at all, than not be
Remember that thou hast some
great thing to accomplish.—St.
Grandly begin! Though thou hast
But for a line make that sublime—
Not failure, but low aim is crime
No life can be pure in its purpose,
and strong in its strife,
And all life not be purer and
Be good, sweet child! and let who
will be dear—
Do noble things, not dream them
all day long,
So make life, death, and the vast
One grand, sweet song.— K ingsley.
"No mortal yet has measured
It is a river rising in God’s thought
And emptying in the soul of man.
Man may be
And do things he wishes, if he
That one thought dominant,
through night and day,
And knows his strength is limit
Its fountain-head is G°d. That
Shall bear upon its breast,
His hopes, his efforts, and
To anchor in the harbor of
What shall I do, to be forever
Thy duty ever.
This did many who sleep unknown?
Oh, never, never!
Think’st thou perchance that they
Whom thou know’st not?
By angel trumps in heaven their
praise is blown,
Divine their lot.—Schiller.
In great attempts it is glorious
even to fail.—Longinus.
They never fail who die in
No name of mortal is secure in
Hewn on the parthenon, the name
Carved on the Pyramid ’twill beef
In the heroic deed, and there alone
Is man’s one hold against the craft
That humbles into dust the shaft
Build thee more stately mansions,
O my soul!
As the swift seasons roll,
Leave thy low-vaulted past;
Let each new temple, nobler than
Shut the from the sky with a dome
'Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine out grown shell
By life's unresting sea.—
Newnan, Da. N. L. C.
Bryan’s Great Speech And
How it Was Received.
Disaster, not achievement, spurns
To challenge fate, unflinching to
Does honor’s steadfast star your
You have not failed! I care not
what the past.
—M. L. Mitchell.
to support them, and who have not Whene’er a noble deed is wrought,
some known and visible means of 1 Whene’er is spoken a noble
a fair, honest and reputable liveli
hood, and whose parents are un
able to support them, and who are
not in attendance upon some edu
It shall be, and it is hereby,made
the duty of the sheriff and con
stables in every county, the police
and town marshal, or other like of
Our hearts, in glad surprise,
To higher levels rise.
Character is higher than intel
He who knows what is good and
ficials in every town or city in this chooses it, who knows what is bad
State, to give information, under an d avoids it, is learned and tern-
oath,to any officer now empowered perate.—Socrates.
by law to issue criminal warrants,
of all vagrants within their knowl- No great characters are formed
edge or whom they have good rea- j n this life without suffering and
son to suspect as being vagrants, self-denial.—Mathew Henry,
in their respective counties, towns |
He who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortune or birth.
—Alice < 'arcy.
He fails who climbs to power and
Up the pathway of disgiace.
He fails not, who makes truth his
Nor bends to win the crowds’ ap
He fails not—he who stakes his all
Upon the right and dares to fall.
What though the living bless or
For him the long success of Fame.
—Richard Watson Gilder.
Editor John Temple (iraves, of
the Atlanta Georgian, was an in
teresteil anil observant spectator at
the great demonstration in New
York in honor of William J. Bry
an and heard the speech delivered
to the Nebraska statesman in
Madison Square Darden. Follow
ing are his impressions as wired to
New York, Ang. 81.—It is the
simple truth to say that Bryan’s
speech last night has simply re
vived the differences between the
two wings of the Democratic party.
The radical element of the party
heartily applauded his utterance
relating to the government owner
ship of railroads. The conserva
tive element shrugged its shoul
ders, and notcaring to enter a pro
test in the face of the present
Bryan movement, contents itself
with saying tljat it was merely an
expression of his individual opin
ion and not intended to he urged
as a plank in the next national
Senator Simmons, of North Dani
lina, lost a night’s rest and worry
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cided in approval and distrust.
But Bailey and Culberson, of
Texas, gave the stamp of their ap
proval by speaking at the overflow
meeting after having read Bryan’s
speech in advance.
It was a great speech, a mighty,
magnificent audience and vast en
thusiasm. To my own mind, 1
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He serves his country best
Who lives pure life and doeth
And walks straight paths, however
And leaves his sons as uttermost
A stainless record which all men
There is no better way.—Coolidge.
believe that Bryan believes and
Senators Daniel anil Mar- k ll0WS j lt . ( . an sweep the country
tin, of Virginia, conservaties,shook j on h , s ,. a i] roa ,i plank as Hoke
their heads doubtfully over it. « mith 8W ,. p t Georgia. The age is
Griggs, of Georgia, rather likes it, ra( i| ( . a i 7 the majority of the Demo-
hut the alignment is everywhere (!| . atH an( | many of the Republicans
the saint-, the radical Democrats ' }mj aKainHt the railroads and will
rejoicing and the conservatives p 0 ]] (>w Bryan. Five years hence
doubtful and at heart disapprov- j they might not do it. But they
ing. | will do it next year or two years
Meanwhile it is highly signifi
cant that no part of Bryan’s speech
received such instant enthusiasm
anil long continued applause from
the great representative audience
grounds for grumbling are sure to
It is a cause of complaint with
some that they are required to
exercise any sort ol self-denial. If
the weather is rainy there is
grumbling; if it is dry the same
sail note is heard, The dude may
he afraid of a little wet or dust on
his shoes; plain men should not.
It is the part of wisdom for the
farmer to reduce to the lowest pos
sible point all occasion for dis
satisfaction. He ought not to
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far as possible the causes of dis
The idea is to make our farming
better and better, so that it can
become the best calling in the
world, and the life on the farm the
most desirable, the grumbler find
ing little or no employment there.
—Home and Farm.
Without an honest,manly heart,
no man is worth
The regular grumbler goes
in Madison Square Garden as the I about in a state of dissatisfaction
j railroad utterance. It was a brave with most things.
The smallest baik on life's tern- and consistent thing in Bryan ‘to there are, of course, places
pestuous ocean make it. The New York papers where dissatisfaction is in order
Will leave a track behind forever- comment variously. places where it would be wrong
more; The Times and Tribune declare not to complain.
The lightest wave of influence once that it is undemocratic and ranges But the mood of the naturally But cured by chamberlain’s Colic,
in motion Bryan alongside of Hearst in the complaining person is often of his
regarding.— j Extends and widens to the eternal effort to reorganize the Democratic or her own making'
shore. party along radical lines, even il l Ihe grumoling farmer
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