Saturday Morning Aug. 8, 1874
Methodist Church - Services at 11 o'clock, a.m. and 8 o'clock, p.m. every Sabbath; Rev. Wm. H. LaPrade, Pastor. Sabbath-school at 9 o'clock, a.m.
Presbyterian Church - Services 1st and 3d Sabbath every month, Rev. R F Taylor, Pastor, Sabbath-school at 9 o'clock a.m.
Barber & Wood still have on hand some of those celebrated fruit jars, the "Gem". Now is the time to buy them.
Two State line liquor dealers escaped bailif Hampton at about twelve o'clock Friday night of last week. Hampton's duster sailed again, but his prisoners out-sailed him.
We had the pleasure of a call, this week, from Mr. H A Edmondson of Esom Hill. He is one of your honest, straight forward farmers that we like to meet. He reports crops doing well, and everything quite in his section.
Mr. R W Whitehead brought into our office, on last Thursday, some of the finest peaches, and largest tomatoes, and best okra and squash, we have been in possecession of this season, and we appreciate such tokens of kind remembrence, more especially as we have no vegetables in our own garden. All donations of this sort thankfully received.
The gala day last Saturday, was a mammoth affair and a success in every sense of the word. We lived more, eat more and heard nore than we had in many days before. There were more good things to be eaten, more good things to be heard and seen than is common on such occasions. We had a fine day, all aglow with sunshine and fanned by breezes, so our turnout was a thousand, more or less. The most remarkable feature of the occasion was, that out of five speeches, we heard not one word of politics, and strange to say, every one of them was interesting and not one of the speakers was a candidate.
General Alfred Colquit, (God belss the man and may he live forever) was introduced to the audiance as the first speaker, after a fervent and appropiate prayer by the Rev. Mr. Taylor. He represented the agricultural interest and direct trade, and did it with ability and power, and the happy results was a large subscription of stock to the direct trade movement. His speach was replete with humor and stroing common sense reasoning. The General is a man after our own heart, he speaks for the edification of the people, he speaks that good may come of it and there is not a single evidence in all he says that he is trying to get a name for Colquit. He delivered a most touching address to the Sunday Schools in the afternoon, which greatly endeared him to the children and the people generally. Would that we had space to say more of this good and great man. He is one of the few pure, undefiled and undefilable men. Would we had more like him. The longer he lives the more we shall love him, and hope that he will come to Cedar Valley every summer, yes, and winter too.
Dinner came in just here and those who have been to Cedar Valley dinners, know what sort it was. We put our ladies against any you can find to get up good eatables.
After dinner and courting -- and there was much of the later done, for many a young hero humbled himself before the goddesses of beauty and gave up the ghost -- Rev. Mr. Gwaltny, of Rome, spoke as the representative of the Temperance Cause, and chiefly of legal prohibition. His argument was the best we ever heard on this point, and was conclusive. He showed it was not only lawful to prohibit liquor traffic by statue, but also proved that it had been a success in those states where such laws existed. His reasons were canvincing for the justice, legality and praticability of putting diwn liquor. Mr. Gwaltny is a good speaker and is in earnest in this matter.
The Rev. M Brown was here introduced, and spoke with great earnestness of the importance of the good, energetic Sunday School teachers. Mr. Brown spoke briefly but spoke well and to the point. He is right about the wants of the Sabbath School.
Rev. W H LaPrade was the next introduced to the audience as an advocate of the Sabbath Schools. He talked about the obligation of every Sunday School attendant to work for the promotion of the cause, everyone had a work to do and it is a duty to do it. Mr. LaPrade, in his concise, logical way, sent probing truths to the hearts of his hearers. He is undoubtedly a clear and close reasoner. He made a good address and a good impression.
The singing was splendid for the open air, and the organ was a great advantage and was managed well. Altogether it was a joyful time and we all went away happy. We must refer to the proficiency of our town officers and sobriety of our people, evinced by the quitness of the day. Only one intoxicated person created any disturbance and the authorities readily took charge of him.
Three cheers for the Granger, Farmers Club, Good Templars, Sunday School, Masonic, Colquit Pic Nic.
To our County Subscribers -- For the information of our county subscribers, we publish the following section of the new postal law in relation to newspaper postage:
"From and after July 1, 1874, newspapers, one copy to each actual subscriber residing within the county where the same are printed, in whole or in part, and published, shall go free through the mails."
It will be seen from the above that there is no postage on the Record to county subscribers.
Mr. L B Stone, of Prior's Station, was in town on Thursday, and says things are beating smothly in his beat. Mr. Stone is depot agent at Prior's Station, and the cleverest one we ever saw. There is more of life in him than a dozen mortals. He lives ten years to one, and if providence smiles on him till good old age, at that rate he will outlive Methuselab. Like Oxensterna of old, he pulls off his cares with his clothes at night -- only he never puts them on in the morning - we mean his cares. We nominate Mr. Stone for matrimony - there will be no opponent.
Mr. A L Davis, our clever watchmarker and jeweler, who has been absent some weeks, has returned, and located South of the Court House, where he is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line.
By reference to advertisment it will be seen that the Cherokee Iron Company have postponed the sale of Water Power on Cedar Creek, to the 17th instant.
We call the attention of the traveling public to the card of the Fulton House, Atlanta. Mr. Cora knows how to keep a hotel, and his charges are very moderate.
Now is the time to make money by selling old castings. The Cherokee Iron Co. will pay one dollar, in trade, for every hundred pounds delivered at the Foundry.
A protracted meeting has been going on at the the Baptist church in this place all this week. Large congregations and much interest manifested. The pastor, Mr. Brown, is a faithful worker. We hope his efforts will be productive of much good to the cause of Christianity.
A primary meeting of "polk County Guards" was held at the court house on last Wednesday, preparatory to permanent organization and election of officers. Some discussion ensued as to name, uniform, etc. Our young men are in earnest in this matter, and will endeavor to be fully organized and equiped in time for the State Fair in October.
Our new Court House fence is completed - the last touch of the painter's brush having been applied, and we fearlessly assert that a more substantial, durable wooden fence can't be found anywhere. Judge Brewer, Mr. Enlows, the contractor, and Mr. Ranger, the painter, and all concerned, deserve great credit for its appearence. Next week Superior Court convenes, and a great many people will be in town, and we predict that Judge Brewer will keep a sharp lookout, and woe unto the man who "whittles" on that fence.
We have information which we consider reliable, that the Cherokee Railroad case has been postponed to some time in September, which is a source of regret to all of our people.
We failed to get our expected Esom Hill news this week, which we regret, as we want news from every neighborhood in the county, which makes every one feel personally interested in the paper, and that it is printed in the interest of the whole county, which is our desire to do; but we cannot do this without the co-operation of our friends in the different neighborhoods.
This place was enlivend last Saturday evening by a little unpleasantness between two of its citizens, which resulted in one of them going home with a black eye and a broken head, and singing in a very meek, submissive voice, "Think of your head in the morning."
The average boy, and a few of the average men, of this place, enjoy themselves with a social game of marbles those warm afternoons.
Last Sunday was the semi-annual Association of the Primitive Baptist church of Buncomb, which was well attended by memebers from all adjoining counties, and a great many that were not members. Your reporter failed to secure a seat in hearing distance of the preachers, on account of the immence throng around the church. Nosco
Editor Record: - Will you do us the kindness to insert the following notice: The Presbyterian Church will be sufficiently near completion on next Sabbath, the 9th inst. to be used for Sabbath School purposes.
The Rev. R. F. Taylor, assisted by the Rev. Theo E. Smith and Rev. S. E Axson, will commence a series of meetings at this church, Friday night, the 14th of August.
We take this occassion to publicly express our unqualified thanks to numerous friends in the Methodist and Baptist Churches, and to kind friends outside of all the churches, for the hearty, cheerful and liberal manner with which they have materially assisted us. To the former, we bid God speed in the good work in their own churches. May they abundantly prosper in the work of the Lord. To the latter, we say, be not like the workmen and builders of the ark, but come and go in with us. PRESBYTERIANS.
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