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Volume L v 1. I soothe b eo °m>eb_» ‘MsiU^waoMPArap m2. Milledgeville, Ga., May 25, 1886.
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THE UNION & RECORDER,
Published Weekly In Milledgeville, Ga.,
BY BARNES & MOORE.
The Gubernatorial Contest.
x ebms.—One dolla r and fifty cents a year In
advance. Six niontlis for seventv-flve cents.—
ml dollars a year if not paid in advance.
The services of Col. James M. SMYTHE.are en
gaged as General Assistant.
kllcjRPLR' ’were consolidated, August 1st, 1872,
the Union being in its Forty-Third Volume and
the Recorderin its Fifty-Third Volume.
THI9 PA p IT R may be found on file at Geo.
* ■ 1 *y * .**r Lfl P. Rowell k Co ; s Newspa
per Advertising Bureau (10 Spruce St.), where
contracts nia y t » ,! made for it IN
Of the Dry Goods Business in this City,
REGAKDLESS OF CONSEQUENCES,
is strictly First-Class in all its various departments.
\\ e greatly regret to see it stated
that. since, his return to his home in
Mississippi he has suffered to some
extent from physical prostration. We
thought of and feared such a resuit,
while all the time we "were delighted
at the deep respect and affectionate
attentions shown him in Montgomery,
Atlanta, Savannah,' and all interven
ing places by our warm-hearted
southern people. We feel the more
solicitude at this report, as it is stated
that several physicians are in attend
ance upon him. We presume and
hope that he has recovered his usual
health as no further report of his
condition lias been announced. He
certainly went through a very trying
ordeal in the devoted attentions
which he received, for many thous
ands of both sexes, and of all ages,
wished to see and take by the hand
the loved and honored ex-president of
our southern confederacy.
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Personal and General.
New Methodist Bishops.—The
General Conference, at Richmond, Va.,
on the 18th instant, elected the follow
ing Bishops : Rev. Dr. William Wal
lace Duncan, of South Carolina; Rev.
Dr. Charles B. Galloway, of Mississip
pi ; Rev. Dr. Eugene Russell Hendrix
and Rev. Dr. Joseph Stanton Key, of
Georgia. The Bishops elect were con
secrated last Thursday evening.
Archbishop Ryan has made public
the decree of the "recent Catholic Coun
cil held in Baltimore, relative to the
sale of liquors on Sunday. He an
nounces that all Catholics must ab
stain from selling intoxicants on Sun
day or else leave the church. The de
cree has been affirmed by the\ atican,
and will be enforced all over the Uni
Mr. Davis is seventy-nine years old.
Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Davis were both
born in Kentucky. Mr. Davis came
South, Mr. Lincoln went North, and
their political courses diverged ac
cordingly until culminating as oppos
ing chieftians of great armies and gov
ernments in the irrepressible conflict.
Mr. Davis was a year older than Mr.
Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, who was ap
pointed a fraternal delegate to carry
peace and love from the Northern
wing to the Southern Methodist Con
ference in Richmond, declared in a
speech at home the other day that
Jefferson Davis represented “all that
was malicious, vicious and damnable
in American history.” He did not go
Of the thousands of visitors to and
from the city this week which came
in over the Georgia Railroad, not a
single accident occurred. The fine
management of Major Green and ex
cellent supervision of Capt. Hemphill,
the superintendent, supplemented by
the care of its conductors, readily ac
count for this pleasant state of af
fairs.—Augusta Evening News, 13th.
Is the Report True.—One of the
grandfathers of Miss Folsom lias come
forward with his little talk about the
coming marriage in the White House.
The other grandfather and the two
grandmothers have still to be heard
from. In the meantime Mr. Cleve
land, who could have put a stop to
much of this inquisitive gossip by two
or three words of absolute denial or
affirmation, acts a good deal like a
hig basliful country fellow who is
half ashamed or too timid to announce
his marriage.—Augusta News.
The case of this criminal is well
known to our readers. As we expect
ed Judge Roney has sentenced him to
be executed in private. It will take
place on the 2nd day of July between
the hours of 11 and 12 o’clock. “The
SherifL his Deputy, or such other offi
cer as Tie may appoint together with a
suitable guard shall take the said
Preston Valentine from said jail to
some private and convenient place
within the curtilege thereof to be pro
vided by the authorities of said coun
ty, where from a gallows and in the
presence only of the executing officer,
the guard, the physician, the rela
tives of the criminal and such clergy
men and friends, as he may desire,
the said Preston Valentine shall be,
by the said sheriff, his deputy or oth
er officer, hanged by the neck until he
is dead,and may the Lord have mercy
on Ids soul! When theattendingpliy-
sician to be provided for by the ^Sher
iff, shall declare that death has super
vened, the body shall be taken down,
and if desired, delivered over to his
friends for burial, otherwise to be in
terred by the county authorties at
The first gun that we heard was
fired in Augusta, Major Bacon hap
pened to be there, and was called up
on by the people of that city and he
responded in a very able and telling
speech which enthused his many
friends in that city. The next which
attracted our attention, was a speech
delivered by General Gordon at Amer-
icus, which awoke the echoes of many
devoted friends in that city. These
gentlemen met in joint discussion
every day the.past week addressing
the people at Eatonton, Sparta, An
gusta, Lexington, Greensboro, Con
yers and Madison. We feel a high
admiration for both, and are indispos
ed to enlist as partisans under the
banner of either. Both are stalwart
democrats, and the ship of State
would be safely manned by either.
This is a contest to be decided by the
people, and we entertain the opinion
that the Press has a right to sustain
one, or the other, or occupy a posi
tion of neutrality, as my be compati
ble with its sense of duty. Either
candidate, in our opinion, possesses
public Virtue, and that true patriot
ism which looks to the future as well
as the present, and if clothed with
the robes of the chief magistracy
would seek to promote public virtue
and the best interests of the people of
Georgia. We are all Democrats. Un
der the old times, when parties with
opposing principles, were contending
for. power, we had our war-cries to
excite the combatants to superhu
man efforts for victory. It was then
“under which king?” We were un
dertaking to show then each Tparty
for itself, that the opposing party was
a cancer upon the body politic which
could only be removed by the knife.
General Gordon and Major Bacon are
both democrats, standing upon con
stitutional ground, and there would
be no danger in the advancement of
either to the chair of State. While
of course in such a contest as this,
there will be more or less excitement,
we trust that there will be no bitter
and passionate excitements. All such
should be exiled from the bosoms of
the candidates or people. Our demo
cratic method, of selection by the pop
ular choice, will soon settle the can
didacy, and then, all democrats
should peacefully and quietly deposit
their votes in accordance with the
popular sentiment. We stand ready
to abide by the decision of tlie Demo
Connolly, Mrs. Wm. Sibley, Misses
Ansley and Baker.
We make up the above from a full
and fine account which appeared in
the Evening News of the 14th instant.
Mr. Gladstone's Irish Measure.
Many of the English papers speak
of Mr. Glandstone's policy for Ireland
as dead or dying. We might expect
such reports by the enemies of thej
measure. Its friends have not
up their hopes of its sqccess.
have not overthrown the arguments
of Mr. Gladstone and his supporters.
If Mr. Gladstone shall finally triumph,
his name will go down in history as
the greatest Premier England ever
had, not even excepting the great
Earl of Chatham. He will be the re
deemer of Ireland from the dungeons
of the despot, lie will unlock the riv
ets of their fetters and banish abase
ment and destitution from the beauti
ful Emerald Isle and make it what na
ture intended it to be, the Home of
the free and the land of eloquence
TCour with the Children.
A Dangerous Act.—A special to
the Chronicle from Crawfordvflle, of
the 12th instant says: “This reminds
me of a freak I witnessed only yester
day morning. A party of ladies who
were returning to their homes from
the church met with one of the freight
trains just as they reached the cross
ing. One,qf the ladies, out of pure
love of frolic, ran after the train and,
succeeding in catching the rear rail
ings, she bounced upon the rear steps
tuid stood waving her hand to her
horror stricken friends as the train
was fast receding in the distance.
They watched her in anxious suspense
expecting momentarily to see her
jump and be killed or crippled, but
not so, for after riding some distance
up the road she gave a leap, springing
out in the air, catching safely upon
her feet. But it was a terrible risk,
and one that makes me shudder when
I think of it.”
What a dangerous venture! Her
friends have doubtless given her some
serious and cautionary hints. A rep
etition might end in a funeral notice.
The lady, unquestionably, is blessed
with great firmness of nerve,, but it
was a reckless risk.
Bacon Club in Macon.
Bitterness in the Campaign.
It is already evident that a number
of our papers are yielding to passion
and assaulting General Gordon with
bitterness. It is not creditable to
them to turn the cranks which excite
bitter and fiery emotions against one
whose life for 4 bloody years was gal
lantly exposed in their defense. He
came out of one battle with eleven
bullet holes in his clothes, and where-
eyer he goes all can see the sabre
scar in his face made by one of the
enemy who was seeking his life. Why
should those, who oppose him for
Governor, seek to rain his character
by charging him with being the wil
ling and guilty tool of a heartless
band, to effect their selfish purposes
The people are told that he is the
candidate of an unprincipled coterie
of citizens of Atlanta. Besides not
being a citizen of Atlanta, he tells the
people himself, that he has not a dol
lar’s interest in Atlanta, and that
among his friends and supporters in
that city are:
Gov. J. M. Smith, Dr. H. V. M. Mil
ler, Judge Van Epps, Pat Calhoun,
C. M. Keyser, the McBride#, Col. Hul
sey, Thos. Glenn, Hoke Smith, Dr.
Amos O. Fox, Dr. Spalding, Dupont
Guerry, and Judge Blanford—all of
■whom had been strong opponents of
the Atlanta ring.
We are not advocating the election
of General Gordon. Our only object
is to protest against a system of op
position to sully the fair fame of one
of the noblest and bravest defenders
of our cause in the late war. If the
people prefer Mr. Bacon for Govern
or, let them not seek to elect him. by
traducing the character of General
Gordon. Of course the selection of
the candidate is yet to be made bv
the convention of delegates, but all
true Democrats should desire the
nomination to be made by fair and
Alderman Wm. Bennett. —For
twelve years he has been an intelli
gent, able and useful member of the
city council of Augusta. The Chron
icle says: “To him is due the credit
of the present enlarged water supply
system of Augusta. Mr. Bennetts
appointment as Superintendent of
the Canal and Water Works was an
acknowledgement on the part of
Council of liis faithful and untiring
services in that body, and no more
trustworthy, intelligent and capable
officer could have been chosen.”
The flowers sent by Ex-President
Davis to be placed upon the grave of
Mr. Stephens at Liberty Hall made
the most touching incident of Memo
rial day in Crawfordville.
One of the brightest hours of the
year is that spent by the officers and
members of the Woman’s Branch of
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals in the company of
the school children of the city of *Au
These annual meetings have grown
so popular, that the theatre, which
will seat nearly 1,500, has for the past
two years been too small for the
The exercises were varied and inter
esting. The pupils of St. Mary’s Acad
emy sang charmingly.
The exercises were directed by Su
perintendent Evans of the public
schools, and the address was delivered
by Mr. E. T. Williams, arising young
lawyer of this city. His remarks were
brief and appropriate to the occasion,
and were interspersed with advice
and anecdotes for the children.
A beautiful engraving was present
ed to Superintendent Evans by Mr.
Williams, in behalf of Mrs. King and
the officers of the Woman’s Branch of
the S. P. C. A., a most beautiful en
graving, as a token of appreciation for
his aid and encouragement in their
good work among the children. Mr.
Evans responded feelingly and with
In the distribution of prizes the fol
lowing were presented:
First Prizes—Cattie Beane, Sophia
Morrison, E. K. Stonaker, Stella
Srnythe, Wm. Lokey, Simmie Sylves
ter, Harry Boyce, Estelle McKenzie,
Alice Baillie," Willie Powell, E»sie
Flynn, Josie Bodeker, C. M. Chand
ler, Belle Walker, W. C. Perkins, An
nie Adams, Ruth Hill, Bessie Newbe-
ry, Nora Brooks, Lizzie Mahoney.
Second prizes: Ella Bisell, Frank
Wingfield, Amelia Reid, Edith Har
vester, Theo. Richards, Agnes Clark,
Bessie Vannerson, Wesley Johnson,
J. C. Muse, Albert E. Verdery, Geo.
E. Allen, Emma Lucas, Effie May
Woods, Ralph Tomlinson, Addie Mc
Carty, Susie Bisell, Clara Elsmore,
Mamie Brenner, Christina Lauterbok,
Two prizes were given in gach of the
grades, but Superintendent Evans
said that several other children deser
ved honorable mention, and among
the number he named Misses Mabel
Clarke, Josie Sheron, Bessie Holman,
Viola Stoy and Kathleen Thomas.
THE WOMAN’S BRANCH.
The ladies in this good work consti
tute the Woman’s Branch of the S. P.
C. A., and their success and the ap
preciation of their efforts by the chil
dren leads them to feel much encour
aged in the general and philanthropic
mission upon which they are engaged.
At the annual meeting the officers for
the ensuing year were elected as fol
lows: Mrs. C. C, Doughty, President;
Mrs. John P. King, Vice President;
Mrs. J os. Da}-, Secretary ami Treasu-
Macqn, Ga., May 18.—This after
noon, in an office in the City Bank
building, a number of the wealthiest
and most influential citizens of Macon
met to take into consideration and de
vise some means of co-operation with
i Major A. O. Baron,.in Ids candMacv
for the Governorship. Yhe mavxer
was fully discussed, and resulted in
the organization of a Bacon Club. A
President, Vice President, Secretary
and Treasurer were elected. A Com
mittee on Finance, on Ways and
Means, and a Committee on Speaking
were appointed. The object of the
Bacon Club will be to assist Major
Bacon in presenting his claims to the
people by sending out printed matter,
speakers, etc. It w r ill be the Bacon
headquarters in the State, and the
canvass will be mapped out here. It
is a good move on the part of Maj. Ba
con's friends. Much good can and
doubtless w T ill be accomplished by the
club, who will proceed to organize
Bacon Clubs throughout the State.
An Enterprising, Reliable House.
C. L. Case can always be relied
upon, not only to carry in stock the
best of everything, but to secure the
Agency for such articles as have well-
known merit, and are popular with
the people, thereby sustaining the
reputation of being always enterpris
ing, and ever reliable. Having secur
ed the Agency for the celebrated Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, will sell it on a positive guaran
tee. It w r ill surely cure any and every
affection of Throat, Lungs, and Chest,
and to show our confidence, w-e invite
you to call and get a Trial Bottle Free.
Death of Rev. James E. Evans.
Rev. Dr. James E. Evans
Thomson last Tuesday night,
mains passed through this
Wednesday afternoon on their way
Macon, accompanied by Rev. j.
Lowe, from whom the Macon Tele
graph obtained the following partieu’
lars of the death of the good old man:
,, ^ r ; ® vails was tlio presiding elder of
the Augusta district. On Saturday
morning he w-ent to Thomson to as-
sist Mr. Lowe in the conduct of a
meeting held at that place. < ) w i m * to
the rain there were no service* at the
church on Tuesday. That night he
repaired to the house of Mv.'N’urtis
and after family prayers went to his
room up stairs. As was his custom he
arranged his clothes for the morrow
laid out his razor and shaving cup for a
shave ihjthe morning, and then, so it
seems, sat down upon the side of V “
* About 8:80 o’clock Mrs. Curtis
heal'd a noise in his room as if some
one had fallen, and going to the stair
way called out to him. There was no
response, and soon after Mr. Curtis
endeavored to get into the room but
found it locked. Failing to get an
answer, Mr. Curtis broke the glass
window, and on looking in discovered
Dr. Evans lying on the floor. Gain
ing access to the room, Mr. Curtis
found that Dr. Evans was dead It
is supposed that lie died of apoplexy,
and m falling struck his head against
the back of the chair near tin* bed.
The marks of the chair could be seen
on his face.
Dr. Evans was in liis TTtU y ear. His
ministerial life extends over more than
half a century and was distinguished
for its consecration and* usefulness.
His church honored him with many
offices of trust and honor, and his fidel
ity, devotion and usefulness chaff , n
ged the admiration of all men. For
several years he was pastor of Mulber
ry street Methodist Church and also
the presiding elder of the Macon dis
His daughters are Mrs. Daniels and
Mrs. Glass of Macon, Mrs. Patillo of
Griffin and Mrs. Strong of Savannah.
Take Courage Young Surgeons.
Burke Nominates Hon, John J. Jones.
The Democrats of Burke county at
a meeting held in Waynesboro on the
11th instant appointed a delegation
to attend the Democratic State Gu
bernatorial convention, charged to
cast the vote of Burke for Hon. John
J. Jones for Governor. The folio w-
ing are the names of the gentlemen
appointed: Phil P. Johnston, J. B.
Jones, C. T. Belt, Geo. W. Warnock,
Roberson Tarver, Jno. M. Rogers, R.
Ridgely, R. O. Lovett, T. J. McEl-
murray, Dr. J. C. Brigham, Alex J.
Lively, and Robt. H. Burton, with
power of each delegate to appoint his
Astlev Pastor Cooper, better ki,<>\v11
as Sir Astlev Cooper, one of tie* m >-
eminent surgeons of the 18th century,
had his early struggles t«* win for
tune and fame. “My receipts," s;.\s
fie, “for the first year of my practice,
were five pounds and fi\e shillings,
(a little over twenty-five uoiu.ii>: i: *
seeofKfi twenty-six pounds; the tlir-ff,
sixtv-four pounds: the fourth, ninety-
six pounds; the fifth, one hundred
| pounds; the sixth, two hundred
pounds; the seventh, four hundred
pounds; the eighth, six hundred and
ten pounds; the ninth, eleven hun
dred pounds;” that year he was ap
pointed surgeon to Guy's Hospital.
He subsequently made $250,000 in one
An anecdote illustrating his decision
and readiness, is thus told of him. H-*
was attending a man who had dislo
cated his shoulder, and was endeav
oring to make him let the injured arm
hang by his side in such ii manner as
would have enabled him to restore
the joint to its proper position. The
poor man was setting up in his bed.
vainly striving to obey Astley's direc
tions, for, in spite of his directions, he
would not let the arm hang “dead*’
by his side, the muscles preserved
their tension and would not relax suf
ficiently. Sir Astley, as if lie had
given over the attempt, told the man
to move himself back in the bed and
then watching the moment when the
patient’s attention was otherwise di
rected, and the muscles consequently
unprepared for resistance, lie seized
the limb, and by a sudden jerk re
stored it to its socket. j. h. n.
How it Was that Five Portlanders
Mrs. C. C. Doughty, ex-officio; Mrs.
J. P. King, ex-officio: Mrs. Jos. Day,
ex-officio: Mrs. H. B. King, Mrs. H. A.
Stovall, Mrs. E. W. Platt, Mrs. J. B.
Ex-Mayor Latrobe, Baltimore, Md.,
says the best cough medicine is Red
Star Cough Cure. Dr. Samuel K.
Cox, D. D., of Washington, D. C., aft
er a careful analysis, pronounced it
purely vegetable, and most excellent
for throat troubles. Price twenty-five
cents a bottle.
It is the part of wisdom not to com
plain about trifles. Even if some
thing goes wrong, as a rule it is al
ways best never to say any thing
about it. Commend when you can,
censure onlv when you must.
The thoughtless man bridleth not
his tongue, he speaks at random, and
is entangled in the foolishness of his
The losses to nine counties in Ohio
devastated by flood and wind will foot
up two millions of .dollars.
Mr. Rufus F. Bacon held one-fiitli of
the ticket whichdrew the capital prizt*
of $75,000 in The Louisiana State Lot
tery Drawing of April 13th. Some of his
friends suggested that they purchase
some tickets in The Louisiana State
Lottery. They purchased one-fifth of
ten different tickets, paying therefor
$10. When they got the tickets, each
selected two tickets haphazard, and
if either ticket drew, the amount was
to be divided between them all. On
Wednesday last a telegram was re
ceived, stating that ticket No. 25,244
had drawn one-fifth of the capita!
prize of $75,000.—Portland (Me.) Ar
gus, April 21.
A Good Scheme.
Cash—“Say, Hardup, when are you
going to pay me that $10 you owe
Hardup—“Just as soon as I can.
Cash—“Well, if that is not pretty
quick I will have to sue you.'
Hardup (carelessly)—What gooi.
will that do you?”
Cash—“It will get me the money.
Hardup (confidentially)—“Say. you
just sue for $20, won't you, and the:
give me the other $10?"
Tast What They All Say.
Hon. D. D. Haynie, of Salem. Ills,
savs heuses Dr. Bosanko s Cough am
Lung Syrup in his family with the
most satisfactory results, in all ca-t
of Coughs, Colds and Croup, and re
commends it in particular for the lit
tle ones. Sample bottle free at T. H.
Kenan’s, Milledgeville, Ga.