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Our buyer hasjust returned from New York where he bought the Largest
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TOYS, DOLLS, GAMES,
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Our Dry Goods, Dress Goods,
Shoes, Clothing, etc.,
is-Sfiir.g sold for Loss jwney than by other merchants!
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LOOK /VT THESE PRICES!
Fur Trimmed Capes as low as 50 c
Infants Plush Hoods or Capes only 5 c
v Infants and Childrens Knit Sacks only 10 c
All Wool Flannel Per Yard 84c
Cotton “ “ “ 34c
Cotton Checks, Real Good 3|c
Bed Blankets, each, only 20 c
Lace Curtains perpair 35 c
Towels, each 2jc
Pretty Double Width Worsted 10 c
“ “ “ Cashmere Worsted 0n1y... 10 c
Ladies Heavy Button Shoes , 75 c
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EVERYTHING AS ADVERTISED!
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you are going to Marry come to us for your
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THE SUMMERVILLE NEWS.
SUMMERVILLE, CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GEORGIA, DECEMBER 23, 1896.
KAMES TftE JUDGES.
Senator Carter, the Populist,
Keeps His Promise.
Atlanta, Dec. 15—Senator Yan
cey Carter, of the 3lst district, has
given the names of Judge J. L-
Sweat, of the Brunswick circuit
and Judge Seaborn Reese, of the!
Northern circuit, as the judges!
whom he referred to in his sensa-!
tional speech on the bill by Sena
tor Hopkins to make judges elec
tive by the people. The Populist
senator presented his report to the
senate at 9 o’clock tonight formal
ly charging the two judges men
tioned with conduct unbecoming
members of the judiciary. Sena
tor charges that Judge Sweat visi
ted a summer resort in company
with a young woman claiming to
be his stenographer and that the
pair were found together in the
judge’s room at the hotel.
He charges Judge Reese with
having used profane and indecent
language while on the bench and
in the presence of ladies. The
senator states that if an investiga
tion is set on foot he will produce
in detail and with exact specifica
tions charges against the two
judges and against others not yet
named. The senator’s charges
were laid over until tomorrow with
out debate. Senator Batt'e offered
a resolution transmitting the
charges to the house, the law re
quiring that investigations of in
quiry shall be investigated by that
body. The naming of the judges
created little surprise and excite
ment in the senate.
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In the recent presidential elec
tion Georgia gave Palmer 2,708
votes, McKinley 60,191 and Bryan
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How “Sweet By and By” Hap
pened to Be Written,
In Richmond, a little town of
less than 1,000 inhabitants, almost
on the southern boundary lines of
Illinois, lives the author of “In
the Sweet By and By.” He is a
practicing physician, and is under
60 years of age. The immortal
hymn was written when he was on
ly 31, and is the single song of his
During the civil war a wave of
moral elevation and intellectual
activity passed over the country.
In this grand awakening of the
conscience there was a flood of
music—martial, religious, domes
tic. George F. Root and Stephen
J. Foster were both writing songs
that lived and Sunday school
hymns passed out of the driveling
period into ore of elevated simpli
Just at this time Samuel Fill
more Bennett was graduated from
Ann Arbor, Mich ~ an<* began a
newtpaper career at Elkhorn, Wis ,
on the Independent. J. P. Web
ster, the musical composer, was
living in the same town, and it
a few months before the
editor and the musician were col
laborating. The war intervened,
and Lieut. Bennett, of the Fortieth
Wisconsin volunteers, returned to
Elkhorn to open a drug store and
resume bis verse writing. He and
Mrs. Webster began in 1867 to
work on a Sunday school song
book, called “The Signet Ring,’
which was afterwards published.
This period of his life is the
most precious of all his experiences
to Dr. Bennett. Not long ago he
told the whole story to an interes
ted group of listeners, his eyes fill
ing with tears as he vindicated his
friend from calumnies.
“Currency has been given to the
shameful story that Mr. Webster
was drunk when he wrote the mu
sic, and another account has it
that we were both drunk. I am
thankful to do justice to one of
the noblest men that ever lived—
a fine, sensitive soul, with the true
artistic feeling. Again, it has been
said that we were both infidels, and
the song the ribald jest of a ca
rouse. As to my rsligion, that is
my own affair; but the hope and
longing of every immortal soul as
expressed in that song was the
faith of both of us. To both crea
tion would have seemed a farce if
infinite love and immortality had
not overshadowed us and promised
a life of bliss beyond the grave.
“Mr. Webster, like many musi
cians, was of an exceedingly ner
vous and sensitive nature and sub
ject to fits of depression. I knew
his peculiarities well, and when I
found him given up to blue devils,
I just gave him a cheerful song to
work on. One morning he came
into the store and walked to the
stove without speaking.
“What’s up now, Webster,’ I
“‘lt’s no matter. It will be all
right by and by.’
“The idea of the hymn came *o
me like a flash of sunshine. ‘Ti-.
Sweet By and By.’ Everything
will be all right then. ‘Why
wouldn’t that make a g >od hymn?’
“‘Maybe it would,’ he replied,
gloomily. Turning to the desk, I
wrote as rapidly as I could. In
less than half an hour, I think, the
song as it stands now was written.
Here it is:
There's .a an 1 that is fairer thin <liy,
And by faith we can see it afar,
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there.
In the sweet by-and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore
Ii the sweet by-and-by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore
. We shall sing on that beau'iful shore
J The melodious Sotigs of the blest,
Highest of all in Leavening Strength.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
And our spirits shall sorrow no more—
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest!
To our bountiful Father above
We will offer our tribute of praise,
For the glorious gift of his love
And the blessings that hallow our
“In the meantime two friends
F. H. Carswell and S. E. Bright,
had come in. I handed the verses
to Mr. Webster, a little tremulous
with emotion. As he read it his
eyes kindled. Stepping to the
desk, he began jotting down the
notes. He picked up his violin and
tried them. In ten minutes we
four gentlemen were singing that
song. R. R. Crosby came in, and
with ters inhis eyes, said: ‘Gentle
men, that hymn is immortal. We
were all excited, elated. Within
two weeks the children of the town
were singing it on the streets.
“In 1868 ‘The Signet Ring’ was
published, the publisher distribu
ting circulars to advertise it, and
on the sheets was ‘The Sweet By
and By.’ On the strength of that
one song nearly a quarter of a
million copies of the book were
sold. The song was afterward
brought out in sheet music, and it
has been translated into a number
of foreign languages.
“Webster, Crosby and Carswell
are all dead. S. E. Bright, of Fort
Atkinson, Wis., and myself are the
only living witnesses to the origin
of the song.”
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FIRST ONE FAILED.
Bridges Victorious in One of the
Indictments Against Him.
Rome, Ga., December 16.—(Spe
cial.) —In the city court this morn
ing before Judge Harris the case
of T. B. Owens against W. M.
Bridges on the charge of cheating
and swindling, in which an indict
ment was found some time ago,
came up for a hearing. Judge
Branham introduced a demurrer
setting forth that the indictment
did not show sufficient cause for
its finding by the grand jury, and
Judge Harris sustained the de
murrer and dismissed the case.
This is only one of four indict
ments of a simi’ar nature, and it is
supposed that the quashing of this
indictment will settle the other
three. This is a victory for Bridges
in the beginning of a long series of
indictments growing out of his al
leged defalcations while school
commissioner of Floyd county.
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A prominent citizen, enlightens
a new comer, “When I first came
to this town, I didn’t have a suit
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Will Come Up for Hearing
Tom Watson will make his final
try for a seat in congress January
8, when the hearing of the Watson-
Black contest case will be had
before the elections commit
tees of congress in Washington.
The hearing was fixed for Janu
ary Bth at a meeting of the com
mittee yesterday. It will be ar
gued by Messrs. Gross and West,
of Thomson, and Colonel W. C
Glenn, attorneys for Mr. Watson,
and Messrs. Bryan Cumming and
Henry Cohen fc.r Hon. J. C. C.
Black. The hearing will boa live
ly one, as it will deal largely with
the frauds alleged to have been
perpetrated in the congressional
election in the tenth district two
Can’t Please Everybody.
Our esteemed contemporary, the
Clarksville Times, is moved to re
mark: “We have heard of a man
who is not pleased with our paper.
Well, we are not surprised, since
we are making no effort to please
everybody in getting out our paper.
But this incident calls to mind the
sentiment of an editor who wore
patience to frazzel and fringed his
soul with dissatisfaction—but he
has opened his eyes. The printing
press has made presidents, killed
poets, furnished bustles for beau
ties and punished genius with crit
icism. It has made paupers out
of college presidents. It has edu
cated the homeless and robbed the
philosopher of his reason; it smiles
and cries and dies, but can’t be run
to suit everybody and the ma i
will go crazy who tries.
The Dortch Bill Signed.
Gov. Atkinson put his signature
to the Dortch bill last Tuesday
and it is now a law, Under this
bill a woman is eligible to hold the
office of state librarian of the state
Miss Dortch has announced her
candidacy the position, and
will probably be the only woman
candidate in the race. There are
several men running for the posi
tion and the contest will excite
much interest throughout the
Capt- Milledge’s term as libra
rian expires September, 1897.
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