THE CLARKE COUNTY COURIER.
VOLUME III—NUMBER 30.
ATHENS, GEORGIA, HA\ 1, 1903.
PRICE SO CENTS A YEAR
The University Press.
Like Banquo’s Ghost
Will Not Down.
Periodically, there comes from
this institution a statement or
h arranges, trying to tell why it
exists, and the legality of its ex
istence. If it is right we see no
reason why they should be eter
nally trying to defend their posi
The Courier lias always said
that it was wrong, and the longer
they live the more apparent it be
comes to us—that it is a money
making machine for the promoters
who are already handsomely paid,
in a great measure, from the tax
es of the people.
As we understand it this insti
tution goes beyond its bounds.
It gobbles up everything the Uni
versity has—no one else is allow
ed a showing—and yet comes out
and competes with the other
fact that we have time
and time again made the
statement that there are printing
offices in the oity that will do all
the work of that institution 15
per cent cheaper than they have
been doing it, and yet it is said
they get everything ever there
We would be fair. If they
want to come out in town after
work, why let the state printers
have a chance at the college work.
We await with a great deal of
interest the action of the Board
of Trustees at the meeting in June
Their aotion will mean v either a
cesratibui of hostilities against the
University or a fight to the finish.
The Odd Fellows,
Never in the history of Odd
Fellowship have there been more
successful anniversaries than oc-
cured in Athens this year.
Sunday night the Baptist
Church was filled to overflowing
with Odd Fellows and others to
listen to the sermon delivered by
Rev. John D. Moll. _ This ser
mon was one of the most beauti
ful apd touching ever delivered in
Athens. It was full of pathos
and beauty and replete with good
and stable things We hope to
reproduce it at an early day. The
music rendered with Mr. Erwin
Vonderau as organist was fline
and in faetthe entire occasion
was one to be remembered for
years to come.
The following is the choir that
rendered the'music: Miss Julia
Allen, Miss Elsie Edwards, Mar
guerite Vonderau, Miss Mattie
Denmore, Miss Wilson, Fred
Jackson, Charles Young.
Williams Lodge gavo a most
delightful entertainment on Mon
day night Capt. Henry BeuBee, a
past Grand Master was master of
ceremonies. Judge Geo. C.
Thomas and Rev, Will Saye were
the speakers, and a delightful rec
itation was given by Miss Butler.
After which .refreshments were
served. Odd Fellowship is on the
increase in Athens and we are
glad to notice it, as the good that
is being done by this order is in
DR, LOVEJOY WRITES-
ON THE DISPENSARY,
Mr. J. A. Wright
Attempts Suicide in Green
ville, S. C.
Last Tuesday, Mr. J. A. Wright
formerly of Athens, but now of
Greenville, S. C., out bis throat
in two different places and then
attempted to open an artery in
each arm, with the intent of sut
cide. The act seems to have been
attempted because of some finan
cial trouble. Mr. Wright is a
young man of whom no one has
ever breathed suspicion against
his character, and he being a
young man with little business
experience, it was thought that he
was enviegled into some kind of
trouble, and not being used to
things of that kind attempted the
rash act. He is now in a preca
rious condition and' it is not
known whether he will livoor not.
We are sorry to note this, as he
is a young man of splendid fami
ly and those who know him are
sure of the fact that if ho got into
trouble it was not intentional.
Should he live, and it is hoped
he will recover, the matter will
be stsaightened without the least
reflection upon his character wc
We Will Doubtless Qo.
As the woather grows warmer
we are hai led on every side about
the Courier’s annual excursion to
Tybee. We will mako arrange
ments for the same and we will
doubtless go sometime in July.
The ocean’s crest has a fascina
tion for Athenians and surround
ing county, and these yearly trips
are hailed with pleasure. We
will let you know in plenty time.
On Sunday night there will be
gin a. series of protracted services
at the Christian Church in this
oity. Rey. A. B. Reeves, the pas-
tor has secured the services of
Rev. John T. Hawkins, of Lex
ington Ky. Rev. Mr. Hawkins, it
might be said is the father of all
tho Ch.istian Chnrches in North
east Georgia. He preached in
the old town hall in this city
some twenty eight years ago. Our
people are cordially invited to at
tend these meetings. Services
will be every night until futher
notice at 8 o’clock.
Courier Unqualifiededly Endorses
Dr. W. P. Lovejoy, presiding
elder of this district, threw A
bomb-shell into the dispensary
camp in an article this week. He
showed by figures that there was
850 per cent more drinking—or
rather crime committed than
during the reign of bar-rooms.
That was a hard lick—but a
And now they come and say
that Dr. Loveioy’s article was a
magnificent argument for the re
establishment of bar-rooms in
Athens, and that was a lick that
The article in our opinion needs
no defense, and in writing about
it we mean to endorse it.
Everybody knows that Dr.
Lovejoy don't want bar-rooms—
people are be-eming seared, and
they think there is no harm in it.
Because under the new rule they
will get about #80,000 a year for
enucation and to decrease taxes
besides the fines that must neces
Because the drinkers get more
whisloty for their money than
they did and they want it kept
Because under bar-rooms the
highest amount they could hope
to’get would be #6.000 a year.
Because the dispensary is a
gold mine for some people who
would turn heaven and earth be
fore it should be almlished.
Our officers may mince around
flayil g small offences and trying
to rid the city of other evils, when
’ they could with as much propriety
he wants prohibibition,. and his; take th(?8e other evils and place
article only went to show that as them in hougei get the b^.
Atlanta BanK Thief
Gets An Easy
Ho stoic #94,000.
Ho gets 4 years, 4 months and
His job will doubtless be a
clerk. lie will occupy an easy
chair, and enjoy life higliiy for
this time, and when lie conics out
tho bank officials thiuk ho will have
at least #40,000 to cut the buck
The only shame about it is that
he had to don the grey uniform cf
He will bo quite well off when
he gets out and will doubtless bo a
Had he been a small thief, ho
would have been required to crush
Tho bank officials didn’t know
the trial was coming off until it
was over and Sims cried. The of
ficials were dissatisfied with the
quick trial, lint ihoy are minus a
But such is life. Thu small thief
or the small gamblers are the ones
that must suffer, while the large
thief rides to jail in a carriage
without handcuffs and ails in au
easy chair for a few years and
when ho comes out and enjoys, the
fruits of his thieving.
a compromise the dispensary was
not only a egregious failure in the
way of promoting temperance,
but wes also worse than bar-
booms. He knows that it is en
dorsed by the church element who
believe it is the least of the two
evils—but fall wide of the mark
ITiey say it stops blind tigers,
but it don’t, and then if it did
hadn’t you rather blind tigers
would exist than sell the liquor
yourself, which you are now do-
If we had bar-rooms there would
be some chance some time of rid
ding the county of the pest, as it
is the town can never hope to
come out from the yoke of a
whiskey-selling county. Why?
Because the consciences of the
Is rtemorial Day Deter
As tho years go by, and tho old
soldier who fought for what he
thought was right in years gone
by, passes away, and as the new
America comes forth the scenes
of the 00’s are numbered with the
things that were. Even now in
our own city of Athens, it is on
the wane. Merchants agree to
close their stores and hold the
day sacred, but when tho morn
ing arrives with their full force
of hands are watching the other
follow opens and if ho does ever
door will fly ajar.
Not only this, but upon this
day that is held so dear by every
true, Southerner, while the exer
cises commemorating the dead are
being held, and the procession
was marching'to tho cemetery to
place beautiful flowers upon the
graves of these dead heroes of
ours, here comes a crowd dressed
in fantastic costumes, waiting all
tho morning at the hotel and not
coming out until tho procession
was forming and then with a
brats band at the head they
marched up and down the proces
sion advertising a product^of the
north. This was a Jtjjs
of the day and an insult and we
do not know what our authorities
meant by allowing»it. The stores
were closed and the dead honored
but these fantastios were allowed
to go on with their advertising
fit as they can this greatest of all.
Our town maj^Ijuild. our county
may pave her rnteis. from the
money from this Source but the
tears of the wife whoso support
we have robbed, and the cries of
the children whose bread we have
Miss Annie Ringer, of Atlanta,
is on a short visit to Mrs. Geo.
Burris, in this city. She will
take a short course at the State
Mr. John D. Stelling, of Augus
ta, and a former business man of
Athens visited friends here this
Miss Susie Towns, of Harmony
Grove is visiting her mother in
Mr. E. L. North, of Atlanta,
spent Saturday here.
Mrs. J. A. Darwin, visited
friends nt Logansville Saturday.
Mr. J. A. Van Dohlen, T. P. A.
of the S. A. L, spent Saturday in
Mr. Daniel Ogletree, of Greene
conty, grandfather of Mrs. West
Bailey, 89 years of age. is in the
city for the purpose of having his
eyes treated by Dr. Dillard.
The second assessment of the
Mutual Life is out. This com
pany has just paid #1,000 to the
heirs of Mary Emma Gann, hold
ing policy No. 43. This is pretty
good for’two years—one assess
ment each vear.
Superintendent John Cain has
been clearing off the old cemetery
and while doing so found the
body of an unrecognizable baby
wrapped in paper and in a paste
board box. They do not know
whether a crime was committed
snatched bv selling the father or not-but it is doubtlessJhe
whiskey will cry out against oriswiy tyf sin. opeaxmg
and the reverbaration will be felt
in generations yet unborn.
Dr. Lovejoy is right. If the
other fellow wants to sell liquor it
is his fault, but tdr God’s sake
don’t force those who do not de
sire to sell the stuff do so. If
there is 850 per cent more whisky
drank now than during bar-rooms
then it looks to reason' that bar
rooms would be the less of two
I right in the face of our sacred
ceremonies, and detracting atten
tion and making a farce of the
service. So you see the day is
fast passing into oblivion.
The County Fair.
W ork lias begun on the County
Fair and everything will begotten
in readiness for the biggest fair
ever held in Northeast Georgia,
on Oct. oth to 10th. This spirit
of enterprise is commendable, and
everybody in Athens should pull
The Office Building.
An office building will soon be
erected iu Athens—-the sitee to be
decided on lAter. We are inform
ed that the Flatow site is off at
present and that building will
stand for some time yet.
Tbe Southern Baptist Conven
tion will meet in Savannah May
7th to 14th and the Central Rail
way will sell round trip ticketa
at one fare, plus 25 cents.
A special car will be provided
for those desiring to attend from
Athens _and vicinity, and will
make connection with Atlanta
8|>ecml at Macon, leaving Athens
7:80 a. in., on tho Oth.
. J. E. HUMPHREY,
Acme, Stone and Ponderosa to
mato plants, 10c pe doz. and best
cabbage plants at 20c per 100,
Apply to the Courier.'
of crimes there is no law on earth
that can prevent it. If there is a j
hell that burns with brimstone J
there will doubtless be mor*; baby |
murderers that will inhabit its 1
domains than any otr.ei class. It i
i« not the dark masked assassin j
that does the murdering in all j
cases, but the brilliant young j
man and the beautiful girl, and
the loving husband and gentle
,viff>. sometimes that puts to its
long*sleep the innocent babe, j
•‘Vengeance is mine, saith the
Speaking of the clearing of the j
old cemetery we do not think that;
our authorities should stop at cut
ting down the underbrush. They
should go on, tear down the fence
put walks through same, place
benches there, put an arch light
there, and in fact make it a de
lightful resort for the ladies and
children. Make a park out of it.
Mr. Grigsby E. Thomas, a prom- j
inent lawyer of this city died this
week of Brights disease. His re-!
mains were carried to Aewortli, i
where they were interred.
Mr. Phil. Allen had the mis
fortune this week to get his finger
torn off by the gearing in the mill
' Mr. A. H. Saye'is quite sick at
his home on Thomas street.
We wonder if a viaduct
wouldn’t be the next thing to do
for Lumpkin hill. You will
either have to do that or place an
elevator at each house on top of
Next Tuesday night the initiarv
degree will be conferred on a class
of teu by Glenn Lodge, I. O. O.
F. All Odd Fellows are invited
to be present.
Mr. Robt. J. Peek, au uncle of
Mr. W. P. Vonderau, died at Si-
loam this week. Mr. Vonderau
went down to attend the funeral.
If it don’t snow it will be a
wonder. Tho street hands were
over on Baxter this week.
Let’s vote bonds to pave the
uu paved streets of Athens.
Really we like improvements
but we do not like to see the
muck in the old water works
pond, which is knee deep, exposed
to the rays of the sun so long,
just at this season. It is hoped
that the promoters will see to it
that it is stopped as soon as pos
And they didn’t want to run
the new street because they
thought that it would do a cer-
tian corporation in Athens good.
Yet the same corporation would
place |50,000 worth of taxable
values in our city by it. Such
reasoning is absolutely fanatic.
If any other one corporation in
Athens would have done just as
much as tbe Athens Electric Rail
way Co., our city would have had
10,000 more population by this
We regret to learn that little
Frank the infant of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Kytle, is so very ill—that
very little hopes are entertained
of its recovery. The little fellow
is cutting teeth. We hope the ugh
tnat he may be spared to I less
the home of his parents.
What has become <>f the peti
tion that the citizens of Barber
street handed xo the council iu
regard to paving. It should at
least have been^^t rod need. The
Barber street folks have been
Why don't the people living
along tb* beauti fully paved streets
keep their sid* walks in repair,
more pfeasant to walk in the
idole of the stTreet than^th walk. -
• sidewalks un Thoifiaa ‘
The Athens Electric lUil-.ay
Co., will put on two splendid new
cars. This company is always up
to the right thing. Now if they
will extend this 'line to Princeton
and the Cord Mill something
great will be accomplished.
They tell ut that the reason
our policemen were ordered not
to go to places of disrepute was
simply that they might live above
suspicion. But a policeman's
duty is to be in the thick of vice.
The city has just built it some
handsome new stables on it#
property near the rock crusher.
Mrs. Clements of Uhion Point
is visiting her sister Mrs. R. G.
Smith, on Arch street for a few
Mrs. I.. F. Ginn, of Americus,
has been visiting her mother. Mrs.
Lester, on Poplar street for u few
Quito a number of our people
went up to Center Sunday to the
all day singing.
Atlanta is to have a new tele
phone service. It will take
12.000.000 to establish it but it is
coming. Mr. J. O. Snumons is
the manager. We really canuot
see why the people of Atheus are
sleeping over their rights in this
matter. Why don’t you people
get together and build a system?
The Kurd chiefs have been
called to Constaninople to begin
massacres on the Christians. It
should not be long until the re
served forces of the navy should
wipe out such heathens.
Death at Whitehall.
Miss Leona Morris, daughter of
Mr. John Morris, died yesterday,
at Whitehall. She was 14 years
of age, and a most lovuble girl.
We deeply sympathize with the