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CONDUCTED BY EDNA CAIN.
The song you loved has failed and
flow d ,
m Dear heart.
Its woodland music silent grown,
i Dear heart.
Our roses shatter in the blast,
And all the blue isovercast;
The glory was too bright to last,
Dear heart, dear heart.
Our parted hands shall meet no more,
The white wave sobs along the shore,
■ - The mountain slopes renew their green
The voiceless heavens overlean;
But fate has passed our lives between,
Dear heart, dear heart.
What is, must be. I make no moan,
1 walk the thorny way alone.
But treasured deep the memory lies
Os loving words and tender eyes,
Os passionate prayers and no replies,
Dear heart, dear heart.
Go, and God bless your wandering feet
Crush down the love dream frail and
And soon—so soon—you will forget;
Smile and be glad, with no regret,
For one who loves and loves you yet,
Dear heart, dear heart.
In Woman’s Behalf.
Women as a general thing take
little Interest in politics and mat
ters of legislation, these things be
ing rathef outside the pale of their
active sympathies. But every wo
man in the state who reads and
thinks at all has been keenly in
terested in the fate of the bill
making women eligible to the of
fice of state librarian. This bill
has recently passed the House and
Seaate by overwhelmingly majori
jr,;<aa»**iil3fc.jhere being only twenty-five
mTJ altogether who said nay to it.
Among the active champions of
the bill in the House of Represen
tatives was Mr. F. W. Copeland, of
Walker county, who made a most
eloquent speech for it. The others
who made fine pleas for it were
Messrs. Fogarty and Calvin, of
Richmond; Thomas, cf Clarke;
Reid, of Bibb, and Pierce, of Hous
ton. Hon. Wesley Shropshire was
its special advocate in the senate.
Al! men are chivalrous, theoret
ically, where women are concerned,
and no true woman undervalues
this high and tender tribute; but
woman, unfortunately, cannot live
by chivalry alone. Scores of wo
men ure compelled by circum
stances over which they have no
control, to enter the actual strug
gle of life on the same footing as
men, so far as need is concerned,
and in cases of this kind it is prac
tical generosity that is worth while.
It seems foolish to exclude women
from positions they can occupy as
well and as properly as men can,
merely because they are women.
Georgia has many fine and noble
non who hold this view of woman’s
work; broadminded men who have
worked constantly for the educa
tion and advancement of women.
Foremost among these is Governor
Atkinson. He has never neglected
an opportunity given him by the
power of the various high positions
he has held, to help women in a
practical way. As author and
champion of the act providing for
the Normal and Industrial school
for w--men at Milledgeville the wo
men o f the state owe him a debt
they can never repay.
When he was elected speaker of
the House of Representatives in
1892 he disregarded custom and
precedent in removing the position
of postmaster to the legislature
from the list of political spoils
by appointing a woman instead of
a man Some woman has held the
place over since.
During Mr. Atkinson's first term
as governor he again overstepped
the bounds of custom by appoint
ing Miss Ellen Dortch, a promi
nent young newspaper woman, to
the position of assistant state li-
brarian. These comfortable and
well salaried niches for women were
not hewn out of the mossgrown
rock ribs of our conventional, al
beit Democratic, institutions with
out much opposition and misgiv
ing. But it has not resulted dis
astrously in any way as yet, and it is
hardly likely that the presentgen
eration, at least, will see the threat
ening “reign of terror,” known as
woman’s suffrage. Hou. M. V.
Calvin, of Augusta, is another
staunch and true advocate of
broader opportunities for women.
He is a prominent and a very able
man, and his advocacy of any
measure or advancement along any
line, may be considered an argu
ment in favor of the expediency
and good sense of the thing.
While a member of the House
of Representatives in 1883 it oc
curred to Mr. Calvin that women
should be appointed as clerks in
the department of engrossed and
enrolled bills. At this time women
were not employed in the state
house in any'sort of work, and Mr.
Calvin realized that so great a de
parture from custom would be dif
ficult to establish.
He first enlisted the interest and
approbation of Col. M. A. Hardin,
Clerk of the House, in the idea and
then prepared a resolution author
izing the employment of women as
clerk. The success of the resolu
tion depended upon very Careful
management. Mr. Calvin made
the opening speech for it and,
by pre-arrangement, Hon. W. H.
Felton, of Bartow; Hon. Louis
Arnheim, of Dougherty; and Hon.
L. M. Lamar, of Pulaski, followed
him with earnest pleas for it
The resolttion took the House
by surprise and the speeches took
it by storm, and it was adopted
almost unanimously. Applica
tions for positions under this res
olution speedily began to come
from women all over the state and
ten young women were employed.
The purpose of the resolutian as
contemplated by Mr. Calvin was
far-reaching in that it was intend
ed to direct attention to the fact
that the time had arrived when
new avenues of honorable employ
ment should be opened to women-
The need of this was shown by the
number of applications for posi
tions that w’ere received by the
clerk. The press, always progres
sive in tendency, caught tt e
thought and elaborated it.
This was the beginning as inau
gurated by a thoughtful, broad
minded man . Other steps in the
same direction have followed
slowly, until the movement has fi
nally culminated in making women
eligible to the office of state libra
rian. This last notable triumph
of progress is due to a noble dis
position on the part of our men to
give women equal chances in the
struggle of life. But it is true
that things of this kind are seldom
accomplished without the whole
souled effort of some individual
who labors incessantly to shape
public opinion in his or her mental
And it is true that the library
bill would not have passed so vic
toriously had it not been for the
work of Miss Ellen Dortch, who
labored unceasingly to awaken
the interest and enlist the sympa
thy of men and women in this
matter. It has been said thart a
more magnificent and well diretted
| effort was never made in Georgia
■ fqr any measure. And it is fortu
nate for the measure and for the
future progress of women in the
state, that such a woman as Miss
Dortch should have undertaken
this work. She is modest, retiring
and womanly to an unusual de
gree, and in no way does she re
semble the popular conception of
a woman who clamors for “rights.”
Her career has been a very un
usual one. When a mere slip of a
girl she had to face the world in
the way that men do. She has
grown self-reliant and determined
but never unwomanly.
It is confidently expected that
Governor Atkinson will appoint
M iss Dortch librarian when the I
term of the present incumbent ex
pires. No other woman in the
state is so well fitted for the place,
and it is a matter of mere justice
that the woman to whose work the
success of the measure is due
should reap the first fruits of it- ’
It will be a benefit to women gen
erally the same, because this, and
all similar positions, which women
may fill without loss of womanly
dignity, may be more easily ob
tained now that such an important
beginning has been made.
Christmas will soon be here and
the young people are expecting to
have a jolly time.
Mr. James McCamy’and family 1
have moved to the Widow Knox 1
farm, about four mil .s below here.
We wish them success in their new '
home. ' ,
Mr. John Elder of Dry Valley, .
who recently bought the Montgom- >.
ery farm, moved to his new home
last week. (
Mr. L. W. Ellison and family (
staited to Texas Wednesday. i
Misses Mattie Wyatt and Alma J
Alexander of Raccoon mills, spent s
the day at Mr. 0. D. Wyatt’s re- 1
Pink Christopher, of near Sunny \
Dale, happened to a serious acci- f
dent recently. While cutting wood j
he had the misfortune to cut his
foot very badly from which ho has
suffered very much.
Miss Lee Cook and her brothers -<
left recently for Texas, where they ’
wili make their future home with '
their brother Frank.
I learn that the Misses McCamys
are expecting Miss Dora McClain 5
and other friends from LaFayette j
to visit them during the holidays.
A very pretty church wedding
occurred at Prospect church in
this county, on the evening of
Dec. 15th. The occasion was the
marriage of two popular young
people, Miss Tessa Millican and
Mr. Oscar Brown.
The marriage occurred at seven ,
o’clock and the church was crowd- I
ed by the numerous friends of the 1
. . <
The wedding march was played
by Miss Minnie Morton, and the
attendants entered in the follow
ing manner: First the ushers, '
Messrs Layton Millican and Ho- '■
mer Cone, and then Miss Etta Mi
lam with Mr. Edgar Brown; Miss 1
Beatrice Millican with Mr. Jinks
Smyer. Next came the maid of (
honor, Miss Nona Millican, with
the bride up the left aisle. The
groom with his best man, Mr.
Clinton Smyer, met them in front
of the altar where Rev. O. L Mil
lican, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bugg,
performed the ceremony which
made them man and wife.
The bridal pair and the atten
dants grouped artistically about
them, formed a charming picture
at the altar. The bride wore a
lovely dress of bridal white and
carried pink roses. Her vail was
fastened with white roses.
After the ceremony the bridal
party with the guests repaired to
the home of the bride’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Millican, where
an elegant supper was served. Af-|
ter this the bride's cake was cut.
Miss Nona Millican received the
piece containing a dime, which '
signifies riches; Miss Minnie Mor
♦on received the darning needle, a
prophecy of .old maidenhood: Mr.
Edgar Brown received the ring,
j which insures his getting married
| next. The evening throughout
' was a very pleasant and delightful
The bridal pair went to Rose
i Hill, Ga., Dec. 16, where they will
i remain about a month.
Afterwards they will make their
home on the farm of Mrs. Henry
Their numerous friends wish for
them a perfectly unclouded exis
tence- A Friexd.
A warmth, a glow, a light
Smouldering embers, night.
A seed, a bud, a bloom;
A pod, a shell, a tomb.
A spring, a summer, fall;
A frost, a snow, a pall.
A quiver, motion, breath:
A song, a sigh, then death.
—New York Sun.
The ladies’ prayer meeting will be
I held in the home of Mrs. J. G. Hunt
on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Misses Kate Branner and Mary Penn
who have been at the G. N. & 1., col
lege at Milledgeville, arrived at home
Sunday to spend the holidays.
Miss Mary Hemphill is suffering
from an attack of pneumonia. She
was quite sick last Saturday but was
reported to be much better Sunday.
She is with Mrs. W. B. Hinton, near
At the meeting of the Summerville
Masonic Lodge held last Friday night,
the following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: J. S. Cleghorn, W.
M; T. P. Taylor, S. W; G. J. Moyers.
J. W; Wm. Moore, Tyler; E. N. Mar
tin, Treasurer; G. D. Espy, Secretary;
W. A. Milner, Chaplain; S. C. Martin,
S. I); D. P, Henley, J. D; E. W.
Sturdivant, S. S; A. T. Powell, J. S.
Prof. Etheridge of Alpine, and Prof.
Callaway, of Gordon springs, will have
charge of the Lyerly High school dur
ing the coining year. Both of these
gentlemen have the reputation of being
splendid educators, and under their
management the Lyerly school is ex
pected to take on new life, and to be
more prosperous than ever before.
The attention of our readers is called
to their advertisement which appears
in another part of this issue.
A lady who teaches music and art.
Address Jno. C. King, Prin.
Summerville High school, Summer
Gold for Sale.
We sell Solid Gold Rings. Child's
40c, men’s and ladie’s 75c. Have nice
line Silver and Silver Plated goods for
Christinas. Cleghorn & Henry.
The Spring Session of the Summer
ville High School will resume January
John King, ) Principals.
Mary L. Hemphill, j 1
A New Idea.
With every Dress Pattern and trim
mings, costing 82.00 O” more we will
give a pattern to make the dress by,
free. These patterns are as good as
the best, and are used by the best
Thompson Hiles & Co.
Farm For Sale.
For sale a good, well improved, well
watered farm of one hundred acres;
sixty acres cleared, balance well tim
bered. Lies two miles west of Lyerly
Ga. Terms of sale easy. If you want
a good farm it will pay you to see this
before you buy. Apply to C. L. Odell,
“Do you want a shirt that opens
in front or one that opens in the
back?” asked the salesman.
“Don’t keer where it opens.” an
swered Uncle Silas, “so it’s got an
openin’ at the top an’ bottom.”
MISS ftDDIE L/NfiM
Fashionable and Artistic
Parlors Over the Store of
HOLLIS & HINTONS.
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and Scrofula are ’
never? synony- I
mous. You can’t *
enjoy life with
this dread dis
ease in your
system. It takes
away the laugh
even to think wgtTz <
I ulcerationcf the
liver. Diabetes, ,
etc. In wha t- (
ever form Scrof- ,
uia may appear (
Is Its inveterate foe and conquerer. We (
will mail you, free, a book on this sub
WilUsms, Davis, Brooks & Co.. I
Price, $1 a Quart Bottle;all druggists.
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WHEN IN ROME
Do As Romans Dd(
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The Largest Stock of New Goods.
The Best Assorted Stock.
Many Things Away Under Price!
All Wool Filling Jeans 12 1-2 C.
9oz “ “ “ 16c
4=4 AAA Sheetings 4 and 4 I- 2C
Best 27 in Cotton Plaids 5c
$1.50 Climax Shoes at only SI.OO
Turkey Red Prints 3 j-2C
Boys’ Knee Pants Suits 90c
Bed Blankets, only '2oc
Mens’ Under Shirts 15c
Ladies’ Winter Vests ioc
These are a few of our prices and it will pay you to
look here before you buy. Come to Rome, goods
cheaper than ever before. Make our place your head
quarters. We want to see you.
F. J. KANE & CO.,
248 Broad Street, Rome, Ga.
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T. W. CH7VST/YIN,
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Nice Chamber Suits Sio, sls, S2O, and up.
When in need oF anything in meacall. .
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