Read what the Great Metho
dist Divine and Eminent
Physician Says of
Da. J, BRAGFIELD’S
Atlanta, Ga*, Feb. 20, 1884.
Dr. J. Bradfield: Dear Sir—Some fifteen
years ago I examined the recipe of Female
Regulator, and carefully studied authorities in
regard to its components, and then (as well as
now) pronounced it to be the most scientific
and skillful combination of the really reliable
remedial vegetable agents known tn
scieffce, to act directly on the womb and
uterine organs, and the organs and parts
sympathysing directly with these; and, there
fore, providing a specific remedy for all diseases
of the womb, and of the adjacent organs and
parts. Yours truly,
JESSE BORING, M. D., D. D.
Tlie'country is flooded with quack nos
trums, containing IRON and other inju
rious ingredients, which claim to cure
everything —even Female Complaints.
We say to you, if you value your life
Beware of all such.
BRADFIELD’S FEMALE REGULATOR
is a surely vegetable compound, is only intend
ed for the FEM ALE SEX. For their pecu
culiar diseases it is an absolute
Sold by all druggist. Send for our treatise
on the Health and Happiness of Woman mail
ed free, which gives all particulars.
The Bradfield Regulator Co.,
Box 28, Atladta, Ga.
A large proportion of the diseases whfeh
cause human suffering result from derange
ment of the stomach, bowels, and liver.
Avkb’s Cathartic Pills act directly upon
these organs, and are especially designed to
cure the diseases caused by their derange
ment, including Constipation, Indiges
tion, Dyspepsia, Headache, Dysentery,
and a host of other ailments, for all of
which they are a safe, sure, prompt, and
pleasant remedy. The extensive use of these
Pills by eminent physicians in regular prac
tice, shows unmistakably the estimation in
which they are hold by the medical profes
These Pills are compounded of vegetable
Substances only, and are absolutely free from
calomel or any otiier iujurious ingredient.
A Sufferer from Headache writes:
•" Ayer's Pills are invaluable tome, and
arc my constant companion. I have been
a severe sufferer from Headache, and your
Pills are the. only thing I could look to
for relief. One dose will quickly move my
bowels and free my head from pain. They
are the most effective and the easiest physio
I have ever found, it. is a pleasure to me to
speak in their praise, aud I always do so
when occasion offers.
W. L. Pagb, of W. L. Page & Bro.”
Franklin St., Richmond, Va., June 3,1882,
“I have used Avan's Pills in number
less instances as recommended by you, and
have never known them to fail to accomplish
the deni red result. We constantly keep them
on baud at our home, and prize them as a
pleasant, safe, and reliable family medicine.
FOB DYSPEPSIA they are invaluable.
J. T. Hayes.”
Mexia, Texas, June 17,1882.
The Rbv. Francis B. Harlowe, writing
from Atlanta, Ga., says: “For some years
past I have been subject to constipation,
from which, in spite of the use of medi
cines of various kinds, I suffered Increasing
inconvenience, until some months ago I
began taking Ayer’s Pills. They have
entirely corrected the costive habit, and
have vastly imta—nJ »>’ general health.”
. —Ayrix's Cathartic Pills correct irregu-
KTtfols, stimulate the appe
tite and digestion, aud by their prompt and
thorough action give tone and vigor to the
whole physical economy.
Dr. J.C.Ayer&Co., Lowell,Mass.
Sold by all Druggists.
VfillNß All experience the wonderful
WO AMD beuefleial effects of
Minnie- Ayer’s Sarsaparilla,
•nrn Children with Sore Eyes, Sore
flutD. Ears, or any scrofulous or syph
ilitic taint, maybe made healthy and strong
by its use.
Sold by all Druggists; 81, six bottles for
Superintendent’s Office, )
Athens, Ga., July Ist, 188a. j
On and after July Ist, 1885, trains
on Ibis road will run as follows :
_ 75tii MERIDIAN TIME’
Leave Athens 8.50, a. in.
Arrive Lula. 10.50, a. m.
“ Atlanta 1.40 p. ni.
“ Tallulah Falls 1.45, p. m.
Leave Tallulah Falls 8.00, a. m.
Arrive Athens 1-35, p. m.
“ Atlanta 1.45, p. tn.
Leave Athens 5.30, p. m.
Arrive Lula 8.00, p. tn.
“ Atlanta 11.00 p. m.
Leave Atlanta 6.00 p. m
Arrive Lula 8.50, p. m
“ Athens 10 35, p. m
TALLULAH FALLS ACCOMODATION)
On Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
Leave Tallulah Falls 6.45, p. tn.
Arrive Cornelia 7.55, p. m..
Leave Cornela 9.21, p. m
Arrive Tallulah Falls ..10.30, p. m
Trains Nos, 1 and 2 connects at Cornelia
with R. A D. Trains 51 and 52.
Train No. 53 connects al Lula with R. & D.
train No. 50 lor Atlanta and all points iu South
I®”Pullman Buffet Sleeping Car from Lula
Train No. 51 connects at Lula with R. & D.
train No. 52. Close connection in Atlanta for
all Southern aud Southwestern points.
GT Pullman Palace Sleeping Car through
from Lula to New Orleans without change.
Train No. 50 connects at Lula with R. & D.
train No. 53 for Charlotte, Danville, Richmond,
And all points in North and East.
Palace Buffet Car through from
Lula to Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York without change.
Train No. 52 connects at Lula with R. & D.
train No. 51 for all Eastern cities.
Palace Sleeping Car through
from Lula without change.
AH trains on N. E. R. R. daily, except Sun
Through tickets on sale at Athens for all
prominent points in the North, East, South
H. R. Bernard, Gen. Pass. Agent.
CLIFTON, THE ATHENS
Can get the babies picture in
ONE SECOND, crying or laugh
The paper on which this issue is printed
was made by the
PIONEER M’F’G CO.
Os Paper, -Clarke Co., Ga.
BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ!
THE BUSY BEES HEALING THE NA
From the Mlouiitnins to the Sea.
Praises Come W ailttl 1< i
11. 11. il.
MOTHER AND SISTER.
B. B. B. Co.: My mother and sister had
ulcerated soie throat and scrofula, and B.
B. B. cured them. E.G. TINSLEY,
June 20,1885. Columbiana, Ala.
GOD SPEED IT.
B. B. B. Co.: One bottle of B. B. B.
cured me of blood poison and rheumatism.
May God speed it to everyone.
W. R. ELLIS.
June 21, 1885. Brunswick, Ga.
B. B. B. Co.: One of my customers, J-
B. Rogers, was afflicted 25 years with a
terrible ulcer on his leg, but B. B. B. has
nearly cured him.
B. F. MEDLOCK,
June 22,„ 1885. Noicross, Ga.
B. B. B. cured me of an ulcer with
which I had been Doubled fifty years. lam
now as fat as a bay horse, and sleep better
than anybody, and B. B. B. did it all.
R. R. BAULTER,
June 24,1885. Athens, Ga.
Four bottles of B. B. B. cured me of a
severe form of rheumatism, aud the same
number of bottles cured mj’ wife of rheu
matism. J. T. GOODMAN,
Conductor C. It. R.
The use of B. B. B. has cured me of
much suffering, as well as a case of piles of
40 years’ stauaing. Although 80 years old,
1 feel like a new man, B B. B. is maeical,
sir. GEO. B. FRAZIER.
My three poor, afflicted children, who
inherited a terrible blood poison, have im
proved rapidly after the use of B. B. B. It
1b a Godsend healing bulm.
MRS. 8. M. WILLIAMS,
We have been handling B. B. B. about 12
months, aud can say it is ibe best selling
medicine we handle, and the satisfaction
seems to be complete.
LLOYD & ADAMS,
June 23,1885. Brunswick, Ga.
The demand for B B. B. is rapidly in
creasing, and we now buy in g.-Oss lots.—
We unhesitatingly say our euato'.u- rs are
well-pleased. HILL BROS.,
J due 24, 1885. Anderson, 8. C.
* * * One of our customers left his
bed for the first time in six months, after
Using on y one buttle of 15. B B. He had
c ofula of a terrible form, that had re
sisted ail otlica treatment. B B. B. now
takes the lead in this s ction.
LIED J’KE BROS.,
June 16,1884. Dexter, Texas.
THE ZIG-ZAG METHODS EM
PLOYED BY MERCENARY MEN.
It is a notable fact that the people of At
lanta and elsewhere are beginning to be
thoroughly convinced that worthless com
pounds become “skaky” at all new inno
vations, while an honest preparation never
fears opposition. We do not propose to
"wipe out” others, as the field for operation
is large, and we accord to one and all the
same privilegesjwe enjoy. We are not so
far lost to business as to denounce any
other remedy as a fraud, or imitation, or as
containing a vegetable poison, the effects
of which are horrible to contemplate. The
alarm ueed not be sounded, for there is
ample room for all declining auti-potash,
pine-top, slop-water compounds.
If one bottle of B. B. B. is more valua
ble than half a dozen of auy other prepa
ration, we won’t get mad about it It ten
bottles of B. B. B. cures a case of blood
poison which others could not cure at all,
it only proves that B. B. B. is far the best
of B. B. B. have been sold to parties living
inside the corporation of Atlanta since it
was started two years ago.
Why this wonderful sale of a new rem
edy in so short a time with so little adver
It must be confessed that it is because
B. B. B. has proven itself to possess merit
in the cure of blood, skin and kidney dis
eases. Hundreds of home certificates attest
the fact of our claim that in Atlanta, and
many other points, B. B. B. are “ on top,”
and will stay there. Many persons desire
to kuow bow the B B. B. acts on the sys
tem. By entering the circulation, it modi
fies the vitiated blood globules, increases
the red corpuscles, antagonizes all poi.-on,
vitalizes and rengeuerates the flagging
forces, furnishes the pabulum for rich,
new blood, eliminates all poison through
the sectetions, and increases the appetite,
while, by its wonderful action upon the
pores of the skin, the kindneys, liver aud
glandular system, all effete and impure
matter is speedily conducted from the
body, leaving the blood pure, fiesh and
By its magical alterative powers, B. B
B. unloads the blood of all impurities, un
locks the liver, aious-s all secretions, re
stores nature to its normal condition, mr
clouds the troubled brain, clears and beau’
titles the complexion, cheers the despond
ent, strengthens the feeble, calms the dis
turbed nerves, aud induces quiet and
peaceful slumbers. It lias been iu use
over twenty-five years as a piivate pre
scription in the South.
It is no far-fetched, foreign-found, or
dream-discovered subterranean wonder,
but is a scientific and happy combination
of recognized te etable blood poiseu agents
ifficted after many years ot constant use
and experiment in the treatment of scrofu
lous, syphilitic and cutaneous blood poisons
ever known in the State, resulting iu
complete ami unparalleled cures of pro
nounced incurable cases.
Send to Blood Balm Co., Atlanta. Ga.,
for a copy of their Book of Wonders,
free, filled with information about Blood
and Skin Diseases, Kidney Complaints,
ATHE YS. GEORGIA. SUNDAY, OCT. 35, 1885.
EDITORIA I. EXPRESSIONS.
A city that can get along without extra
taxation is fortunate, but when necessary
measures can be secured only in this way
we believe the end will justify the means.
The Greensboro Home Journal, owned
and edilid by W. Addison Knowles, will
be greatly enlarged and otherwise improvd
very soon. The Home Journal is one of
Our esteemed and versatile contempo
rary around the corner, asks how do we
st.md upon Mr. Russell’s free school bill?
We ate not familiar with the terms of Mr.
Russell’s bill, but will stale that we want
to see our city have free schools for its
children, and would suggest as a practical
measure that they be not restricted alto
gether to children.
Some of the yards of citizens of this
city aud some of our unfrequented streets
are in a bad condition. If they are per
mitted to stand in their present fix we may
confidently expect an epidemic of diph
theria this winter. The best expenditure
of money Council can make will be to
provide for the work of a competent sani
The present plan of pennitting convict
labor to compete with free labor upon
farms and plantations iu this State is per
nicious in the extreme. Il is bad enough
to work couvicts upon public works, but
when they come into competition with the
honest labor that produces the bread and
meat that feeds our bodies prosperity
ought not to shine upon a State which
The street railroad project seems doomed
to destruction. The necessary amount of
money has not yet been raised, aud it looks
as f the committee had ceased trying to
secure the remainder. One by one the
roses fall, and the blossoming time rarely
comes again with the enterprises started iu
The majority of the legislation enacted
by the last legislature was mostly local in
its nature and for the past ten days the
Governor has been hard at work signing
bills. The power to veto measures of this
kind is about the ouly original exercise of
power now vested in our chief magistrate,
and so far he has not felt it incumbent
upon himself to disapprove of any measuie
the general assembly has passed so far.
Editor Grady of the Atlanta Constitu
tion lias hail his “hog killing” memories
aroused and is now prepared to receive
invitations to attend any of the annual
slaughters. It would give us great plcas
*ure to have Editor Grady with us about
the 20th proximo, the time when old nun
Greer was accustomed to say all h"|s
should be killed, but our porkers are nit
quite large enough for killing this year.
The youug men who have the college
yveekly in charge are all blight fellows
and the public may confidently expect to
see a bright, newsy paper. They have
fallen into the mistake the old University
Reporter annually made, that of putting
their subscription list at the head of their
editorial columns. This plan however
will establish barmonius relations between
editors and subscribers, and will obviate
the necessity of having a mailing book.
It is well to be economical at the start.
There is not much need of discussing
free schools in connection with Athens
just now, inasmuch as the bill of Mr. Rus
sell has passed both bouses of the General
Assembly, but it seems to us that the
number in attendance upon these schools
so far as boys are concerned will be greatly
reduced by the facility with which lhey
gain entrance into the University. The
college authorities should see to it that the
bars are put across the path that makes
entrance into the University easy.
The gentlemen who have organized the
social and literary club for their own
amusement and entertainment this winter
have made a movement in the right direc
tion. It seems stranga that such an or
ganization lias not been in existence here
before. We have in our midst some of
the most cultivated and literary gentlemen
to be found anywhere and this concert of
action on their part will result in much
good and do a great deal to make the
coming, winter months a season of rare
literary and social enjoyment. Prof.
Cbarbonnier is President and Prof. Charles
Morris, Secretary of the organization.
The church beils of this city seem to be
constantly sounding their peals, calling the
religious of all denominations to services
of some kind. Our people are great
church goers even on week days ; we say
our people, when perhaps we give the
male portion of our community credit for
good deeds when they do not deserve it.
But the women of this town are ideally
Christian in their characters and lives, ami
feel it not a duty but an inestimable privi
lege to attend the services in the churches.
The chances are not very bright for the
success of the New York State Democratic
ticket. The overwhelming Democratic
defeat in Ohio has depressed the workers
of the party to a considerable extent, and
Gov. Hill the Democratic nominee has
gotten into some complications that greatly
injure bis chances. The party lenders in
New York city are divided, and altogether
the outlook is not very blight. New York
must remain Democratic if the present nd
ministration hopes to remain in power,
aud the success of the ticket in that State
next month will be a very flattering en’
dorsement of the administration of Presi
Doctor W. 11. Felton is a very smart,
nice old gentleman, and notwithstanding
his tree lance proclivities has many friends
among the iron-ribbed Democracy of the
State. But if Dr. Felton has any idea of
running for Governor he had better re
nounce it at once. If the question in the
next gubernatorial race in the State be
made the prohibition question, and he
ciines out as the properly accredited rep
resentative of the anti whiskey side, not
withstanding the exceedingly great popu
larity of the issue, in bis race for Governor
Ibe will be burieel under a majority very
i harrowing to the feelings of a sensitive
1 man who has mistaken his popularity.
The Governor has signed the bill ma
king it unlawful for any one to sell pools
or futures in the State of Georgia. The
last pro hibitiou seems to have stirred up
the men who keep so called exchanges,
better known as “bucket shops.” They
propose to test the constitutionality of the
act in Ibe courts, and to that end have, em
ployed counsel to look after what they
call their righls. It was not the intention
of the author of the bill to include futures
in the list of prohibited occupations; the
enemies of the measure added on that
clause in the hope of making it more un
popular, when to their supprise the legis
lature passed the whole thing.
The people of Athens should realize and
appreciate the municipal race now being
waged in this City. The Citizens Ticket
is compos 'd of men, good and true, and
deserves not only a good but a hearty sup
poit. Rouse up, men of Athens 1 and help
elect representative men to fill your city
offices I Where in Athens can you fiud a
better man than Reaves ? He rose from
the ranks; aud by his own indomitable
energy and industry has made himseff a
tower of commercial strength and hones
ty. It ought to Lie a pleasure to endorse
such a man for the offlea of Mayor of
The Classic City Street Railroad Co., of
Athens, Ga., previously reported, have
awarded the contract for building thcii
road to James G. Scott.— Manufacturers
The above notice may be news to some
of our people. It looks as if the Classic
City Street Railrosfl Company does not
really care sos our citizens to subscribe, or
to put it a little difierently, the managers
have awarded the contract for building
the road, and intend to do so whether the
necessary amount of stock is placed or
not. We are glad of this, for under this
arrangement we may get a street railroad.
Os Rabun county, Ga-, it is said that:
“Thousands of bushels of fine apples are
now rotting on the ground for want of a
market, more than even the hogs can de
al roy ; they have bins of rye and corn, and
all manner of mountain produce for sale,
but cannot afford to haul it over the
mountains. Every week new veins of
asbestos, mica and otjier minerals are dis.
covered, but this hidden wealth cannot be
utilized for the want of transportation.
Rabun, while a mountainous county, boasts
vast tracts of alluvial valleys, her hill-sides
grow apples to great perfection, and even
the ridges yield tobacco tip to their peaks.
It only lacks the developing touch of a
railroad to lay this vast trade into the’
commercial lap of Georgia.”
Rabun county may have magnificent re
sources U»«» wjgd transnort itioi: fscil
itfes to develop them, but it will be a long
time before capitalists will invest mone,’
in building railroads in that State, unless
the Georgia railroad laws are modified. —
| Baltimore Manufacturers Record.
And it may be added to this so far as
Rabun county is concerned that its mag
nificent resources must be mainly devel
oped by extending the Northeastern Rail
road to Clayton. In the extension of the
Northeastern rests the only hope of rail
road connection for Rabun county in years.
God grant that its citizens may have an
early realizatiou of their only hope, for
Rabuu needs development more than any
county in the Slate 1
OUR LAST REQUEST OF THE BANNER
We have only one thing more to say to
our esteemed morning contemporary on
the subject of the junketing trip to Co
lumbus, and then in all Lumau probability
the subject is with the Banner-Watchman.
That paper has sought to justify the trip
by naming four very prominent citizens
and business men who were upon the
committee. This committee of four that
the Banner-Watchman has named is be
yond all question four exceedingly respec
table citizens—not only that they arc
partners in four of the leading mercantile
houses in the city. Now their names are
all right, but suppose for a change the
Banner-Watchman gives the public the
names of the rest of the Committee who
went to Columbus, —the others who do
some of this representing of the city’s
great interests and trade. It is unfair to
make four respectable aud leading citizens
shoulder the entire responsibility in the
matter. The Chronicle along with quite
a number of others would like to know the
balance of the committee who at the ex
pense of the tax payers of Athens secured
the inestimable advantages which will
accrue from the early and rapid completion
of the Georgia Midland. The Banner-
Watchman likes to give news to its read
ers, will it not humor us iu this matter?
OUR MONEYED MEN AND OUR NEW
We have in our midst a certain class of
people who are disposed to censure our
capitalists and moneyed men for a failure
to invest in the uew enterprises which
from time to time are started here. This
class of citizens is a numerous one and is
not confined exclusively to Athens, but is
found in every city and town in the coun
try. They seem to think that because a
man has money it is his duty as a citizen
to invest liberally in every new underta
king and advance with his means every
new enterprise that is originated. They
seem to forget that the capitalist and the
moneyed men are not the ones who will
be benefitted by these new undertakings.
They overlook that the capitalist is very
frequently a retired business nma who lias
sought the quiet of private life for the
very reason that he has gotten together
enough of the worlds goods to enable him
to live in ease and comfort tne remainder
of liis days. He frequently does not care
to reach out in his later years into schemes
and enterprises whose success is proble
malical and a happy termination of which
he cannot hope to live to see. The men
who must develop the resources of a com
munity, the meu to whom we must look
for active and material help in underta
kings of a public nature, are the live, real
business men of the city. It is to their
interest more than to the int'Test of any
class that tin se enterprises are originated,
and they are the ones who wili be materi
ally and greatly benefitted thereby. Take
the enterprises that h ive been started in
Athens during the past five years, can any
reasonable man expect the capitalists of
this town to come forward and put their
money into these schemes ? Take the
long contemplated railroad to Jeff- rson I
What was in this enterprise to commend
it to the moneyed men of Athens? True
the road would have materially strength
ened the city’s Hade, but does any one
suppose it would have paid anything like
a fair interest on the money invested ?
Who would have been benefitted by this
road ? The mercantile interests of the
city. But is it reasonable, or just, or to be
expected that the moneyed men of this
towu or any other town will btnld a rail
road which will benefit one class and yield
no safe return to those owning and opera
ting il ? Now this has been the position
of every new enterprise that has been or
iginated here, aud the relation the capi
talists have borne to these enterprises bus
been the relation just discussed. Can any
one therefore blame these gentlemen for
keeping their money in their pockets.
They would certainly be very foolish to
expend their money in furthering schemes
from which they could not expect to real
ize any profitable return especially after
they haVe already passed the meridian of
life and are now descending the hill on
the other side. The men who must build
up this town are the business men ; they
are the ones who have brought the city to
its present point of commercial prosperity,
and if Athens is to be carried further on
they arc the ones who must needs do it.
They have nobly and gallantly carried the
buiden so far, its weight has grown heav
ier with each succeeding year, aud ofteu
uines they have feet weary and prone to
lie down by the wayside, but if our city is
to keep apace with the times and especi
ally abreast of her sister citiesit needs be
that the burden must be carried on and
if necessary an additional weight added.
Atlanta’s po-ilion to day in the rank of
Southern cities is due entirely to the ener
gy and liberality of the mercantile class.
Her chamber of commerce has been the
lying iu chamber and nursery of every
enterprise started there; her business men
wi re the sponsors. Il must be so here, the
. sooner we realize it the better, and tl.e
sooner we make up our minds to become
. responsible for these enterprises the sooner
they will be completed. When a man
buys a good interest paving bond it may
i be said that that money will never be
; turned loose to aid any enterprise. The
wealth of many of our capitalists consists
of these good interest paying bonds aud he
who expects to see tin se bonds put up as
;• s curity for the success of any enterprise
to eternal disappointment. The
Jituatiou lure is as we have written, and
4>e proper realization of these facts will do
®iuJu to haimonizle the relation between
I and ne<v eio .j priseai
') AND THEY WILL, TO O.
The Legislature of Georgia, by its fail
ure to pass the bill modifying the powers
of the railroad commission, has warned
i capitalists not to invest their money in any
railroad enterprise in that State. It is
strange, indeed, that so many members of
the Georgia Legislature should be lost to
■ all sense of justice and right as to seek to
confiscate the property of others. The
$70,000,000 invested in railroads in that
State are virtually under the sole control of
an irresponsible commission, having no in
terest whatever in this vast properly. Ti.e
owners of these roads, that have been in
strumental in developing the resources of
Georgia, have no control over their own
property. It is a monstrous work of in
justice and dishonesty, and is a disgrace to
any State that will enact such laws. It is
to be hoped that an appeal will now be
made to the people direct, and we believe
that their decision will be on the side of
right. If they, too, should decide that
railroads have no rights in Georgia (though
we feel sure they will not) then indeed will
Georgia cease to attract the favorable at
tention of capitalists, and will be folly to
look for any further railroad building in
that State.— Manufacturers Record.
This is just what we have held all along.
The people in their light and might will
see to it that this evil is corrected.
SOCIETY IN ATHENS BEFORE THE
THE INFLUENCE OF THE COLLEGE, DR.
CHURCH, AND THE FACULTY.—SOCIAL
CUSTOMS, WEDDINGS, &C.—THE
REASON WHY THE CHANGE
H/tS COME ABOUT.
Perhaps no city in the South before the
war was as famous for its cultured society
and refined and hospitable homes as the
town of Athens. The seat of Franklin
College, the University of Georgia, it bad
the peculiar charm of being not only a
college town with the advantages which
this fact assures, but it was also the re
siding place of many eminent and illus"
trious Georgians famous throughout the
South for their great mental endowments
and extraordinary social powers. The
golden era of Athens was during the time
ALONZO CHURCH WAS COLLEGE PRESIDENT,
and the famous social structure revolved
about the Chancellor’s bouse as its natural
centre. That bouse was a f amous home
all over Georgia. Its gifted head had pre
sided over the education of many of the
State's most illustrious sons, and every
Commencement time the boys, grown into
distinguished men, would return to reuew
their allegiance to the old colb ge and pass
in review once more bi fore its venerable
and popular executive. Tnere was a very
potential reason why Dr. Church’s hospit
able board was so popular—as three as
lovely and winsome women as ever sculp
tor’s hand fa-hioned or poet dreamed of
were among its inmates, and no wonder
that their presence attracted the social
gatherings that made his home so pleasant.
To a student, it was considered au espe
c ally good piece of fortune to be able to
secure board at the Doctor’s hospitable ta
ble, and as tin- accommodations ot his resi
dence limited bins as to the number of
youug men wuom he could entertain in
this planner, these few places were eagerly
sought for mid greatly esteemed when ob
tained. The late Dr. Heniy Hull, in his in-
teresting sketches of Athens at an earlier
period in its history, writes most pleasantly
of the society of the towu as it was then
constituted. Though a very small place in
1820, the city in the fifties had grown to
be something of a town, and it was more
particularly of the town in the latter years
of Dr. Chuich’s reign that we write. Not
long since in Atlanta we were talking to a
State repiesentative, whose vigorous mind
and prolific ringlets of hair make him a
prominent object in the House, and he was
recalling the years passed here as a student.
As be would go over each incident of the
long ago, recalling the episodes and casual
ties of college life, how so and so stabbed
so and s.> in a fight on the campus, and
how blank shot blank for an insult, he re
marked that perhaps
“WE DID NOT HAVE SUCH DAYS HERE
Sadly confessing that they had long
since become memories, he went on to de
scribe the social pleasures of the day, and
how the balls and parties beginning at
dusk would end when the peep of day
looked at the world over the edge of the
horizon. The man remembered even the
dresses that the girls wore, though the time
was over thirty years ago, and could re
call, with an exactness that showed how
ph asant the life had been to him, even the
conversation that had happened with a re
markable correctness. Many famous peo
ple lived here then, and the society of the
town was inseparably connected with the
society of the University. Ech was de
pendent upon the other for mutual enjoy
ment—not like it is now, whire there is
really but one, and that thoroughly inde
pendent of and almost entirely different
from that of the other. To one accustomed
now to the many conveniences and com
forts of modern society, the old fashioned
WAY OF LIVING DOES NOT STRIKE US
and yet those half-century oaks who in
dulged in the one in their youth, and have
seen enough of the other in their old age
to judge of its perfections and imperfec
tions, they would uot for all the gold and
gems of Golconda exchange the old for the
new. It is hard for the younger generation
to understand how a lady thirty or forty
years ago in paying a friend a social visit
could remain all day, and it is not within
the compass of the reasoning powers of
the average young man these days to see
how in the long ago a fellow could have
galloped across the country twenty miles
to see a young lady, stay a couple of days,
return home, and repeat the visit within
tea days, and have nothing but friendly
C incern for iiis female acquaintance. All
the social entertainments of old Athens be
gan in the afternoon, and were generally
over by nine o’clock. Teas, parties, and
ballls, though frequently the latter were
cinjried.on all night, were completed by
earky bed time. This was in a time when,
it must be remembered, college students
tumbled out of bed at daylight, attended
prayers by candle-light almost, and were
generally nearly through their day’s labors
by twelve o’clock. Just think of one of
the present set of students staudiue a cold
winter’s morning at five o’clock listening
to the reading of the Bible in the college
chapel, and you call up a p cture the miseiy
of whose contemplation makes you shud
der with dread.
My pleasant acquaintance of representa
tive honors was telling me of a
WEDDING THAT OCCURRED FORTY YEARS
where the high contracting parties were
prime favorites in,the best of society. The
bride’s father was a man of large wealth—
his slaves were 1 umerous, bis acres were
broad, and his home, far and near, was
celebrated for princely hospitality. The
groom was a dashing young fellow, who
afterwards fell at Manassas with the epiu
-1 ttes of a Colonel on his shoulders. The
wedding was to take place on a Thursday.
By Tuesday at noon almost the entire
company bad assembled; there was sixty
extra head of horses in the stable, and fif
teen or sixteen family carriages in the
coach bouse. The bride’s parents
ENTERTAINED THE WHOLE COMPANY FOR
before the wedding occurred. It was one
round of feasting and merriment; the
house was open all the while; so many
young people had assembled that many of
the young men slept in the carriages, giv
ing up the house to the entire entertain
ment of the ladies. The wedding took
place, all went as merry as a marriage bell,
and the exigencies of the occasion wt-re so
great and pressing that the husband was
compelled to pass the night, or that portion
of it which remained, with his friends in
oue of their improvised bed-chambers on
wheels. We don’t have such weddings
these days; there is a flutter of gilded
paste-board, and all is as stately as cere
mony and frigidity can make it. Alter
the wedding, even when the young cou
ple had departed, the festivities were kept
up, and it was not until Saturday that the
hospitable home fell back into its ordinary
run of life.
The men and women of old Athens were
of a more pronounced literary character
and taste than their successors, though the
present society is cultured and refined to a
high degree. But then the advantages
were different, and the inducement to be
that way more potential than it now is.—
There was no commeicial or meicantile
element at all in the community, there
were not half a dozen stores, and the stock
in trade of all together would uot make
one-half the size of some of our present
establishments. The people were purely
a literary people, everything binged about
the college, the professors were big men
iu their own and other people’s estimation,
and the College President was a man more
respected than the Governor. The towu
has grown beyond a mere college town, it
has made the campus a kind of historic
spot in its centre to which, on stated yearly
occasions, it pays tribute. But that is all.
Chancellor and professors have lost muclj
of the old time prestige, aud while big men
yet in their way and kind, do nc.t com
maud from the city the same allegiance
they did when the city was a village of a
thousand or more peopie. Many of out
great names have be?i) swept away by the
ruthless band of, war, aud the still more
insatiable destroyer Death. Families have
been broken gp ; daughters have married,
and are dqw shining lights in households
in oll)<;r cities ; sons huw sought fortune
and fame in other paits of this and other
States; many are away in the great West,
swallowed up in the tide of European im
migration. The place has lost much of its
social charm of other days, but yet after
ill, it is a rare place. There is no be’t'T to be
found in Georgia,orif need be.in the whole
South; and if the old time gentlemen can
not commend our modern lite as entirely
woithy to be ranked along with old time
existence, they cannot deny that we have,
in many ways, as much real enjoyment as
they did in the days over which they sigh
and shake their heads with a motion that
is peculiarly melancholy and sad.
A NEW CLUB.
Some of the gentlemen of the city of
pronounced literary tastes and ability have
recently organized a social and literary
club, fashioned somewhat after the famous
Wednesday Club of Baltimore. The ob
ject of the organization is to afford social
and literary amusement and lecreution to
the members, their families, and friends,
and to this end itis proposed to meet twice
each month at some member’s residence,
or any other place the club may select,
and pass an eveniug in listening to original
articles upon popular subjects, in scientific
and literary discussions, in musical rendi
tions, recitations, and every form of enter
tainment in the nature of such a club to
give. The names of those who are mem
bers guarantees the success of the organi
zation, and we predict that the Club will
soon become one of the fixed institutions
of the city, and one of the most popular.—
Col. Cbarbonnier is the presiding aud
Prof. Charles Morris the recording officers,
while Prof. H. C. White, Mr. A. L. Hull,
and Geo. D. Thomas, Esq., constitute the
SOME REFLECTIONS UPON THE TRIAL
We do not know that Eugene Beck eve •
crossed our path in life. We do not re
member to ever have heard of him before
his late unfortunate connection with the
courts of the State. We are certain we do
not kuow him, and we are equally sure
that we are earnest in our hope that he has
made his peace with mankind, and ar
ranged his pardon with God.
The recent trial of Beck, in the county
of Rabun, for the most diabolical of mur
ders, has demonstrated one fact—that it is
very easy, or a matter of comparative little
trouble for one guilty of the most heinous
offences known to the law to escape capital
punishment. The ingenuity of counsel,
the tendency of the medical profession to
theorize and speculate as to the sanity or
insanity of a man's mind, aud the stupidity
aud ignorance of the average jury to swal
low and digest the most absurd of state
ments, all make it a matter of comparative
ffllle difficulty to acquit the most hardened
cjiminal of any crime kbown to the law.
Take Bick’s case, for example. Here
was a man who, for years and years, had
drank liquor to excess, and no one bad
ever made the charge against him that he
was an insane man. He had been a man
of property; during the time of his dissipa
tion, be disposed "of much of that property
iu the usual and ordinary ways, and no
one, by reason of liis insanity so-called, had
ever called into question the legality of
his acis. Not even his relatives, those in
terested by the basest of motives had they
been so disposed, the ones who could have
been materially benefitted by disputing his
sanity and thus calling into question the
legality of bis dispositions, not one of
these ever supposed Eugene Beck insane!
During all the yeais of his life he had
been permitted the utmost liberty of speech
and action. No one ever desired to hold
beside him others responsible for his lan
guage, and no one ever hoped to circum
scribe, by legal means, the liberty of his
action. No oue then considered him in
But as soon as his iunate depravity or
his continued and continuous career of
dissipation induces him to commit a crime
whereby bis life is endangered, here come
a host of people ready to swear Eugene
Beck an idiot, maniac, or demon, from
And when brought to trial for the mur
der of a loving wife and affectionate sister
in-law—a murde that has no parallel io
criminal history in this Biate for consuin
maie deviltry of conception and execution,
a jury of his couutrymen, either through
ignorance, or from what cause, declare
him iusane enough to escape banging, and
be confined for his natural life in the pern,
tentiary of the Commonwealth. If the man
was insane enough to excuse capital pun
ishment for this double murder, surely he
was insane enough to be sent to the asylum
instead of to the penitentiary. What a
travesty upon justice 1
And yet, year by year, this insanity ques
tiou continues to be the leading defense of
counsel in these extreme cases of crime
and deviltry, and, as the records show, too'
often is successful I
Is not something wrong with our jury
system or our courts when in this century
of euligbtemeut and education such crimes
can be committed iu the name of justice?
ON THE OLD FASHIONED HOG KILLING DAYS]
Before the spring comes again I am
going to an old fashioned country hog
I don’t know where, but somewhere.
Where there there is a rambling old house.
A yard with big trees in it. A long lane
with cherry trees. A clear spring branch
with a milk house set across it, A horse
loi, a cow lot, a corn orib, and a barn.
Near liy a row of negro cabins, guarded
by flop eared hounds. Inside the houses
yawning fire place, with a wood fire, and
a feather Led that you climb into.
There I shall find myself some night this
winter. There after a frugal supper, eaten
while the clucking chickens awkwardly
flutter into the trees, I shall tuck myself
in the feather bed. There I shail sleep
while the stars sow the glistening frost,
and await the strenuous winding of the
horn that summons all hands to the fires
that curl about the scalding kettles.
That far will Igo in all despite. What
shall follow, depends. Whether I shall
find it in my bones to caper about the
Hinging' kettles, and toast hands no
chubby in the leaping flings, and etiaso
tila-lders down the frosty wi ids—depends.
Wliether I shall rush foi my share of pig
tails roasted in the honest embers, and eat
in open air the hastily cooked tidbits, glo
rious foretaste of the later fatty bread and
spare-ribs—depends. Whether I shall sluff
myself to repletion on sau’Sge redolent of
sage, or gouge with im|»ati>-nt finger the
the marrow from the backbones, gorge on
cracklings and on brains, and turn with
appetite still uncloyed to the humble but
Whether, even, I shall look with more
than casual concern at the patient house
wife as she renders the lard into snow
white flakes, or lisun with less than impa
tience to the broken gasps and sighs of the
over-<ctiokvd sausage mill, or look with
less than awe on the dimly lighted smoke
house with its smoky rafters, the rich lontn
of its floor and its odorous pit wiiti its
smother d fire of wbiteoak chips—all this
depends on how much of the keenness and
freshness of boyhood I may have carried
into man’s estate.
It may be that I will be bored. The
morning air may give me a hroochial
touch : the smoke may blind and the fu-ss
confound ; I may turn away hungry from
the ash begrimed delicacies, aud find no
joy or profit in this semi-barbaric festival
of the South. At any event lam going to
try it. I shall take with me a youngster
who still fiuds natural processes the best,
and whose stomach still dreams it is im
mortal. For his sake, if my own interest
fails, I shall go the whole hog, aud eat
myself into greasy indigestion.
How colorless do the raaple-sugar and
hop-picking festivals of the north stand
out against Ibis rich and picturesque frolic
of the old plantation. Does the fierce ex
citement of the scalding, the stabbing, the
bkeding and the rich food have its influ
ence in quickening the tastes of our boys,
as the slow dripping juices of the maple
and the pastoral quiet of the sugar-bee may
moderate the transports of the boys across
the snow line?
I have a friend whose hobby it is to eat
a roadside meal once more. “I must do
it," be says, “ouce more before I die. I
must drive all the morning, aud stop at
uoon near a woodside spring. I must then
unhitch aud feed my horses, open a cheese
box, take out the bock end of a boiled
ham, cut slices with my pocket knife, take
out a bottle of milk, spread a cloth on the
grass, and eat ham, chicken, sardines,
pickles and a peach turn-over, and then,”
glancing doubtfully at bis ald> rmanic
figure, “get on my knees aud drink my
belly full of waler out ot the spring. I
must eat one more roadside dinner before
I die I Aud my friend,” earnestly this was
said, “I’d give a thousand dollars if I
thought that oue dinner would taste as it
tasted thirty years ago!”
ED UCA TION IN A USTRIA.
The system carried out in Vienna for
educating girls is certainly worthy of no
tice. They are kept at their studies until
they are fifteen years of age. They then
go thiough a course of teaching in the
pantry aud the kitchen under some mem
ber of the family, or sometimes under
trained cooks for a year- or two. Thus
they learn to do everyting themselves sul
to know the value ot things long before
they commence housekeeping on their
own account, and though they may never
be required to cook a dinner, they.become
independent of cooks and servants. Tne
Austrian women are most affectionate
wives and mothers. They are as accom
plished and learued as an English gover
ness, are as witty in society as a Parisian,
aud are some of the most beautiful wo
men iu Europe.
“SETTING VP THE PILLS."
“Give me a pill and a pony of brandy.”
The speaker was a well-dressed man, who
bad stepped up to the bar in one of the
largest liquor saloons up towu. The bar
tender banded out a large white pill, tbe
size of a big marrowfat pea, and poured
out the brandy. The customer took a gulp
of brandy, a drink of water, and walked
“What was that pill ?” a Tribune repor
ter, who had watched the proceedings,
asked of the bar-tender.
“Quinine,” was tbe short reply.
“Do you do a dtug-store business f” in
quired tbe reporter. The bar-tender looked
curiously at the questioner, and then said :
“We sell lots of quinine. If we did not
keep it our customers would go to the
drug store for their liquor as well as their
quinine. It would do no good to dick, so
we set up the pills. Quinine to a cetain
extent acts on the system like liquor. Men
who drink much or go in for any excite
ment until the ordinary stimulants fail to
operate on their nervous system, often
take to quinine, opium or its compounds
chloral, übsinthe, and so on. No, we don't
keep opium or chloral. We’ve begun on
quinine. That’s enough for the present.
AH SIN PL A I'B ANOTHER CUTE TRICE.
A clergyman’s wife, says the New York
Tribune, was telling of her experience
with Chinese pupils in tbe mission schools.
“ Christianity,” she said, “is so new to
them that, when they embrs « it, they do
so with great earnestness. There is no
half-way work with them, and they are
more strict in small matters than American
Christians. We bad some of them at a
church sociable a few nights ago, and we
bad at supper some candles which are
rolled up in paper with printed couplets
inclosed—some of them extremely silly.
The Chinese boys read them, and looked
surprised at seeing such things served in a
church parlor, but were too polite to say
anything about them. Soon afterward
they gave an entertainment, and tbe same
sort of candles were provided; but when
we unrolled the papers, we found they bad
taken out the foolish verses and had sub
stituted texts of Scripture printed on little
slips of paper. Son e of us felt that we
had received a well-deserved rebuke.”
The Georgia Legislature has defeated a
Civil Rights Bill, only three colored mem.
bers supporting it
Reports from Savannah indicate that
the rice crop has suffered materially from
the recent rains.
Heavy storms occured Tuesday in tbe
East, causing much damage to property
along the sea coast.
Archbishop Tacharau, of Quebec is
mentioned as the probable successor of
the lale Cardinal McCloskey.
Surgeon Gene al Hamilton says that tbe
danger of a cholera invasion of tbe United
States has passed for the present