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BY E. L. RAINEY.
—==JUST OPENEDI=—
0000 WORTH OF NEW GOODS
The Greatest Bargains we Have Offered Yet
16 TO 25 PER CENT SAVED TO OUR CUSTOMERS BY OUR
~-==--TRIP TO NEW YORK------
LOME 'l‘7o SERUSEEEFORE: T OURBUY
« Trimmings without end.
riped Burabhs.
hrsian Bilks.
iniaa Bands.
hrets.
ushes.
Trimmings.
ids.
mentrie, etae.
A beautiful lotsof Jerseys and Wraps cheup.
A nice Black Jersey from 50c¢, to $1.25.
A nice Wrap from $125 to $5.00.
o SOLE. P Relo s ddeioler Bros. Ladies'Shoes--Best Mae
__—_—_DAVIS&DOZIER —_ &
DENTISTRY.
I ¥, Thurmond,
DAWSON, GA. |
ooy, Satisfaction Guarans
Y 7 teed iu all kinds of Dea- |
Work. Old plates repaired
made cood as new, ‘
W 7 LOCAL ANESTIETICS URED |
Prinles Extraction of Teeth.
Pwrrun:ngc rcgpectinily solicited |
e up stairs over Tolbot's store.
R F. Simmons,
ITORNEY AT LAW,
DAWSON, GA.
retice in all tha courts. Parties
g land fur sale should call on
e
(riggs & Laing,
URNEYS AT LAW,
DAWSON, "= GA.
Prnpt attention to all business
wmes & Graham,
TORNEYS AT LAW,
DAWSON, GA:
einess respectfully golicited
IROTECT YOUR EYES.
S oiAnes
N M
W RO Onp
\39ECTQCLES
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fegiagses- U
BET? Juy 101 1970,
R H. HIRSCHBE?G,
well-known Optieizn ot 629
v ret Bt. Loais, has ap.points
Bz, w.O Kif‘,Nl)ls'lCl\_
Dflwr‘un, Ga., a 8 agent for hijs
bt Dimond Spectacles and
-*filfif*» and also for his Diamond
"hagceable pectacles and
]flw".fl. These glasses ara the
et {nyention eyer pude in
f¥lelgs, Bya propey corstrue
of the Lens a person purchas-
B Dlir o thege Non~Changeable
L neyver has to change these
e liom the eyes, and eve
b 4 parchased are guare
o 0 that if they ever leave
‘if"‘-‘ (ho matter now seratched
“osex are) they will furnish
Mrly with a new pair of
“-f! free of charge. .
i V. C. KENDRICK has »
h‘w')rlmnnt. and invites all who
“éfl K:llifify themselves ot the
“4"})(‘,‘iority of these Glasses
ma]“.“ nd all others now in use
y '] examine the same at
'bW. C. KENDRICK'S
™Mug Store.
THE DAWSON NEWS
1,000 yards Chambray, worth 10
cents, for Tie.
Beauiiful double-width Wool
Cashmere, 15¢. worth 25.
100 pieces VMool Dress Goods,
which we are bound to sell, price
or vo price.
500 yards Seersucker, worth 15
cents, for 83.
n. M ._im
Hardware, Furniture & Stoues.
lam
now re
ceiving 8
large stock
of goods for
the FALL AND
WINTER TRADE, und
I guar:ntee ROCK BOT
TOM PRICES on everything
ALL MY GOODS ARE SOLD AT THE LOWEST 105 IBLHE I\iARG
AND I CORDIALLY ASK A CALL FROM EVERYBOULY:
A P HATCHER
35‘1 . ° 3 e - e Qé’q
Hongehall Faruisking Gond
s S
Of nearly every description,
~rEY . 1 :
STOVES, HARDWARE,
CROCKERY, TIN AND
WUODENWARE
(Gpeceries, etc. 'We are now agents for the celebrated
Charte Oak Stoves and Ranges,
W hich, heing so well knowi, peed no recommendation. Call and ex
amjne sur stock. As far #8 prices are concerned, we know we can
suit you.
Examine our 25 cent Flexible Back Curry Comb. Just the thing
ter Alds horses, E-pecinlly Nervious and Sensitive Ones.
MARLIN & SONS.
e
CLASSICAL, SCIENTIFIC fIND COMMERCIAL,
DAWSON, » 2 -~ GBRORGIA.
. ([ e
MUSIC AND ART DEPARTMENT UNSURPASSED.
Only prote,saional teachers, who know what to teach and how to teach
are employed.
Pupil:i charyed in each devartment 'rom the time of entering until
the close of the session. N¢ deduction tor absence of pupils, except ior
sickness protracted ove week or longer.
"The very best homes for boarding pupils. For Cstalogue and par
ticulars address
Lieonidas Jones, Pres.
2,000 y'ds Ginghams fiom 8} to 10
Beautiful Tab'e Dam: sk, 30 cents,
worth 50.
Big barzain in Ticking, Bleaching,
and Sea Island.
All wool Flannel, 18¢, worth 25.
100 cages new Shoes that must go.
4,000 yards Jeans from 15¢ to 35,
worth 25 to 50
FURRITURE
o N
STOVES
DAWSON, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 6, 1889,
10,000 yards Calico se. to 7e.
Sheeting and Checks at faetory
prices.
500 yards new Satteens at 8%,
worth 123
Hose, Handkerchiets, Collars,
Cuffs, Shirts, Gloves, Hoods,
Underwear, Ribbons, etec., for a
fifl“g.
Re.
member
I mske a e
SPECIALTY -+ &
of FURNITURE 5
and STOVESand it
will always payto call on
me ll' IN NEED O ANY
THING IN THIS LINF%
B T 3 T
<¢ CURES IN FROM
(b one to five days.
i:i Manuofactnred enly by
T. D. Sale,
m DAWBON, =+ GA.
b LT
Price - HsOoct s
J. G. PARKS, H. 8. BELL
J. G. PARKS & CO.,
FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS
DAWSON, GA.
All kinds of property msured at
reasonable rates, Losses satisfacs
torily adjusted and promptly paid.
(‘ompanies represented all strong
liberal und reliable.
Office over drug store of Cheat~
ham & Dean, north side of Public
Bqunve oo c Bl
MILITARY ANPD
—AGRICULURAL
COLILLEG E
CUITHBERT, GEORGIA.,
e i
Next session begins Sept. 4th.
Full corps ot prafeseors.
TULIION FREE.
Board $9,00 per month.
Send For - atalogue. To
A, J. CLARK, President.
R i
Neuraigve £°erscies and shose
troubled with nervousness resulting from
oare or overwork will be relieved by taking
- Brown’s Iron Bitters. Ge:u‘#
, Fande mark sz eroused 008 25 o
BETTERMENTS.
Senater C. B. Wooten's Speech.
As the claim of the lessees of the
Western and Atlantic road is pow
engaging the attention of the leg
islature, and interesting the peo
ple of Georgia, the NEws prints bes
low Senatar C. B. Wootev’s speech
on that important questicn, Mr.
Wooten eaid:
Mr. President: After mature
consideration I find myself unable
to agree to the report of the com
nittee of conterence, What is the
character, and what 18 -he object
of that report? It proposes the
appeintment of a joint committee
whose duty it shall be “to conter
with the lessees of the Western and
Atlantic railroad comrany and ass
certain from said lessees what
claims they make against the state
ag such lessees, and the bgsis theres
of. and how and in what manner
they ask for a settlement ot the
same,” and farther to ‘‘obtain from
said lessees a statement" of the
personal preperty received from
the state which the lessees can aud 1
will deliver to the state at the ex |
piration of the present lease. Such
are suhstantially the objects of the
resolution reported by the commit- 1‘
tee of conference, while upon the
tace of the report appears the des
claration that ‘“‘neither the validity
of such elaime, nor the duty of the |
state to allow the same, or make
any settlement thereof, is admitt~
ed” B |
Now, ‘sir, this is an essentially |
different document from the Hall
resolution, which was adopted by
the senate scme time ago, and
which gave rise to the conference
\commiuee. “That resolution did
make inquiries as to to the claims
ot the lessees, but it contained, in
no uncertain terms, an express and
emphatic denial of the liability of
the state for any such claims;whilst
it went further ana sought to as
certain #he true condition of the
road rnd what property; if any,
now cornnected with the road might
be reserve?! or withheld by the
state in a future contract ot lease.
These are legitimate objects ot ins
quiry and are calculated for good
to the state. But the report un- ‘
der consideration ignores these jms
portant objects and iu substance
addresses itself exclusively to the
claims of the lessess. Whepn re
duced to its fipal analysis it is, in
the main, an inquiry asto the
claim of the Jessees for betfepments.
Now it is due to some of the
members of the conference commi’-
tee, and #o far as [ know toall of
them, to say that they are decid
edly oppoged to the payment of
any sgm whatever for betterments;
and in what I may say I intend no
reflection on them. They ure
honorable gentlemen, all; and they
{ have my confidence and esteem.
But I must be permitted to state
| that, in my judgment, the tenden~
cy of this report is in the wrong
direction. It is fraught with dan
ger to the state. What is there in
the premises to demand or even to
warrant snch an overture to the
lessees as the report contemplates?
“we are not eveu confronted with
apy authoritative statement of a
claim for betterments, No ruch
claim has been presented to the
legislature, and we are so ready to
give shape and substance to imag
inary :ud pretended cluims against
the siate as that we, upon mereru
mors that float in the air, shall go
out to institute inquiry into eych
claims and thereby dignify them,
it may be.into respectability? But
gentlemen seem to assume that
there is such a claim lurking in
sccret and boding danger to the
public, and that it is of & charac
ter so serious as to challenge the
investigation of the legislature.
. Lake the ghost Banquo. it rises up
to haunt them and will not down
at the bidding. Let us not be
needlessly alarmed. There is no
{:eril to the state from that source.
seorgia will be able to meet the
exigencies of the case and take
care of herselt even against the
claim of the lessees. I would not
be underttood as advocatin‘? the
doctrine that the state should ine
trench herself in her sovereignty
to resist or 1o avoid the ;lmyment
of any meczitorivus claim. The state
i cannot afford to be unjust; and it
l even the claim of the lessees should
be found to be legal, ljusund mer
itorious, Georgia, apprehend,
would vot hesitate to honor it, But
I undertake to say lhq%gha Frops
osition, capaple of clear demotis
|su~mion. thati there is no foundas
tion in lod equity or jusice for
lany clab¥ftir bettermens. 1 speak
sirictly of betterments us such,and
,Nigve wo reference to rolling stock
;0 Pumdpropny.
~ Let us advert for a moment to
‘the lease bill and lease contract,
and the Senate wiil pardon me a
few words of history inthat connec
tion. He who now addresses you
well remembers what transpirved
when the bill which resulted in
the present lease came before the
Legislature, There were iu the
senate & tew of us, mostly young
men, siruggling to maintain the
interest. honor and integrity of
Georgiy; although we werein a
hopeless minority. We felt that
there was danger, that Georgia
wasubout to be plundred iu her
own house and by those who ought
to be her friends. We invoked the
council ot our friends. We can~
ferred with Mr. Toomhs, Mr, Hill, !
Mr. Sthephens, and others of
Georgia's statesmea. They udvi»‘
ed us to vote for the lease bill as
the best thatcould be done uader
the circumstaices. By common
consent and with one sccord this |
line of reasoning was pursued. It
was true that twenty five thousand
dollars g‘er month wasa small ren
ta! for the property, but it was be
lieved that in ordec to keep pace
with the rail road progress and !
raii road developement of the |
times the lessees would be cons 1
strained to make improvements and |
to place betterments on the road, |
which would in some measure com
pensate for the low rate for reutal, !
This, though a tieit, wasa much
discussed and well understood cons
dition of' the transuction, [t never
veeurred to those statesmen and pa
triots that there would be a large
claim for betterments preferred
against the State; and we may well
imagioe tha. if any earthly consid
eration could disturb their eternal
rest it would be the thought that a |
claim so unfounded and iniqui
tous sheuld be paid by the ‘
State which they loved, honored
and illustrated so well. And there
isnothing in the lease act to wars
rant the shadow of claim for betteys
ments, On the contrary, as the
journals show, an eflort was made
w 0 incorporate a betterments feats
ure into the bill, and it wus defeats
ed by an overwheiming and crush
‘ing majority. Indeed it is not de
‘nied, but it is adwitted by those ‘
interested in the lease, that thereis
‘no legal right to support such clain,
Whence then comes this claim for
betterments? ‘Lhere is nothing in
the iease act or the lease contract
to authorize it. By the acion of
the Legislature it wag expressly
negatived. There i 3 nothing in
the law 1o suppart it. But you
‘hear men speck with bated breath
about the courts asit there wasdan
er to the State fromn that quarter.
Why, the lease act and the leuse
coutract constitute the luwof the
case and the courts will be govern
ed by them They will consjrue
and entorce that and that contract,
It i 3 said, however, that while
the lessees nave no legal .ight they
have an equitable claim for better
‘mwents against the State. Butitis
a fundament.l and well established
rule of jurisprudence thit equity
tollows thelaws; and the c%urts
will recognize no equitable claim
warranted by the lease act avd the
lease contract. And an appeal to
the generosity of the State, based
upon this ground, comes without
merit or torce when it is remems
bered that it was a tacit, if not an
express,condition of the transaction
that there should be nothing paid
for betterments.
But it 1 said again that there
are some twenty miles of side track
laid down by the lesices which
they might remove or undertake
to remove. Grant, for the sake
cf argument, that they have the
right te remove such ade track,
worth perhaps one hundred thous
aod dollars. Better that be done
than that Georgia should pay mils
lious or even three quarters of a
million for bettéements, But, I
doubt not, that Georgia's executive
will be equal to the emergency aud
will protect the juterest of the state
even in these tide tracke- Now,
speaking as a lawyer, I am pre.
pared to admiv that uoder a difler,
ent lease act and lease
contract the lessecs might have the
right to remove side tracks which
they have coustructed wbere none
had already been placed. For im
stance, 1t the history and character
ot the lease bill and lease coutract
were such as to leave the genec
al law governing the relations of
landlord and tenant in full force
aud operation, then that might
be thecase. It would, however,
still be a judicial rather than a leg~
islative ,uestion. Andit may be
stated farther. that if the lessees
could make such removal at all it
would be by virtue o: alegal right,
But how, I ask, can such removal
be made when there is confessedly
no legal rizht to_betterments?
But it is urged that it is neces.
sary to ascertain what the present
lessecs claim in order to be able to
release the property. Why 8o nec
essary? it is nct proposed to pay
ove dollar of it. On the contary
your report says, in terms, that
you do ot admit the validity of the
claim, What then is theuse of the
ciaim. What then is the use of the
[investigation ? Why consume time
and spend the peques monez in pro
secuting an inquiry which must
result in nothing if, as you declare
in advance, you do not admit the |
validityofthe claim and will not pay
it? The people would hold us to a
Jjust responsibility tor such trivoli—'
ty. :
And ifit is proposed to gnarans
tee or warrant the future lessees
against all claims for betterments
in order to lease the property to
the best advantagze, then tfint can
be done as well without ascertain
ing the amountof the pretended
claim,
Therefore, there is absolutely
no necessity for the adoption of this
report Not only is it unnecessary,
byt it is not sustained by precedent,
It i geaerally, it not universally,
true that persons having claime
against goverment, State or Nas
tional, have to present the same to
the Legislature or to Congress as
the case may be. And, so care
fully is the public treasury guard
ed that even just claims often
meet wivh the dslay incident to
deliberatefand thorough investigas
tion, and are collected only after
urgent ard protracted suit.
But this report seeks to reverss
the order of things and to eend
forth the Legislature in search of a !
phantom claim against the State
as Jagson went in pursuit of the gols
den fleece. What is there in the
character of this claim or of those
who make it, to call for such exira
ordinary proceedings? Is the Legs |
islature prepared for such a mis
sion? Is 1t ready to bow at the toot
stool of this lease and ask in def
forential t rms what amount of
mouey it is the pleasure of its
Highness to have from the State of
Georgia? [trust not.
Why then adopt this report?
W hat good ean come of it? I cons
fess I can fee no good, but harm
rather. Such action would be un
wise and dangerous in its tenden-~
cies. True it is that the report
does ngt admit the validity ot the
claim for bettermen ts, But it looks
to negotiatien and that mizht lead
us to gjpuintwhere we would wiave
that sote negation and begin to
compromise with wrong. Let us
avoid this result by disagreeing to
this report and thus retusing to
t:ke the first step in a wrong direca
tion.
Such is the weaknessgof poorfrail
humanity that ic isalways unsofe
to da'ly with wrong whether it be in
the ehape of & wrovg cluim or wrong
in any other of its fmteau forms.
The poet happily illustrates this
tendeucy in the trite but apt quos
tation:
“Vice is a monster of so frightful
mien
As to be hated, needs but to be
seen;
Yet seen too oft, familar with
her face,
We first eadure, then pity, then
embrace.”
Now I desireto say that T mean
no persoval disparagement to the
present lessces. They are gentlemen
of high character and respectability,
but I must be permitted to remark
that if the accepted history of the
matter and statistics are to be
credited, they have made quite
enou h out of the State,
Surelf' a margin of ten thous.
and dollars per month on the ren
ta) oughtto be sufficient to give
satiety even to avarice. Desola
ted uud impoverished by the wae
as Georgia was, she still was
forced by stress ot eircumstances to
bare her shoulders to that burden.
We learn from sacred bistory that
the Isrealities were permitted to
despoil the Ezyptians, but there
was a limit even to the privi!egt3l
of plundering the enemy. And in
all conscience, shall there not be
an end to the spoliation of Geors
gia
l’t is hoped that the lessces will
not press any claim for better
ments, but if they see prufcr to do
8o it will be fer_tge Legislature to
set bounds toit and to =ay in the
language of authorii; ‘‘thus far
shalu thou come and o farther.’
Ithink I know the « ntiment of
the puiple ot Georgia on this sub.
Ject. 1f there be any one matter
against which they are unanimouss
ly fixed and principled it is that of
paying for betterments. They
thundered the mandate from the
polls last Qctober and woe betide
the public servant who heeds it
not,
Sir, it may be well to remember
that there was a time in the early
bistory of Georgia when an out
raged and indignant people came
together and destroyed trom the
faze of the earth the records ot a
great wrong that had been done
them. Without cowmparing this
matter to the Yazoo fraud, I yet
venture to suggest that it the legs
islature, in an unguarded moment,
were to provide fcr the paymant ot
VOL. VL.—NO. 25.
the claim for betterments the peos
ple might rise in the majesty ot
their power and again invoke fire
from heaven to destroy the evi
dence ot so great a wrong.
THE FIEBCEST BEAST OF PREY.
Man’s Remorseless Cruelty Sifown
in the Destruction of Harmless
Animals. i
No, we will not go squirrel han
ting this year. We have been re=
flecting on the matter and have
concluded that the destryction of
happy innocent lives should not be
regarded as sport. The little
hearts that beat beneath the velvet
coats of the gay and trisky denis
zens of the forest arc just as sus
ceptible to joy and pain and terror
as those that throb within eur own
breasts. They are all God’s creat
ures, and have a right to life, liber
ty aud pursuit of happiness. How
tew of us think of the tens of thou
sands of animals that must die dai
ty that man may live. Man, the
arch devourer, the murderous and
remorseless tyrant,
“The whola earth labors and is
in violence because of his crueliics,
and from the amphitheater of sen=
tient nature there soundin fancy's
ear the bleat of one wide and unis
versal suffering—a dreadful homs
age to the power of nature’s con
stituted lord.” Man is pre-cminent
among the flercest anumals of prey.
Not content with satisfying his
luxurious appetite, this most
ferocious ingenius and implacuble
of the car nivora, who revels in
flesh andblood with glutionless glee
also makes a sport of the distuc
tion of ife. When he wantsa day off
—a day of pleasure and recreation
—he goes forth to the woods, and
‘ with the fierceness of the hyena,
watches for his prey.
I The savage beasts of the jungle
ouly destroy lite when hunger or
fear drives them to it; but man,
the image of his maker, kills. for
sport - for the mere gratification
it affords him te take life. If ani
mals have souls, as many good and
wisc men believe, what must the
departed spiritg of the slaughtered
host think of the proud princes of
creation who stalk rampant amid
the blood and groans aug agony of
their fellow creatures—From the
Punzsutwwney (Pa) Spirit.,
Suit Yourselif,
hut there is no other remedy for
sick headache, dizziness, constipas
tion, billivusness, or to restore a
regular, healthy action to the livs
er. stomach and bowels, equal to
to those reliable little “‘Plorsant
Purgative Pellets" prepared by Dr.
Pierce. Ot Druggists.
e4O e
Complete and Permanent.
In the early part of last year T
had a violent attack of rheumatism,
trom which I was confined to my
bed for over three months, and at
times was unable to turn myself in
bed, or even raise the cover. A
nurse had to be in coustant atten
dance day and nicht. I was sg
feeble that what little nourishment
I'took had to be given e wich
‘a spoon. I wasin constant agony,
‘and sleep was en irely out of the
question except when I was under
the influence of opiates.
After ealling in the best local
[-hysicans, and trying al other
medicines without receiving any
benefit, I was induced by {riends to
try Switt’s Speciflec (8. 8. 8). I
discontinued all other medicines,
and took a course of 5. 8,8-—thir.
teen small hottles—which effocted
a cowaplete and permanent cure,
L. C. Brssgrr,
El Dorado, Kansas,
AY EATING SORE.
Mr. C. B. McLemoge, a promin
ent and influential cit'zen of Hens
derson, Texnas, writes under date of
August 23, 1889, as follows:
‘?Foreighteen months I had an
eating sore on my tongue I wag
treated by the best local physiciang,
but oebtained no relief, the sors
gradually growin § worse, | conelud
ed finally to try S. 8. S.. and was
entirely cured after using a few
bottles. -
You have my cheerful psrmis
gion to publish the abive statement
for the benefit of those similarly
afflicted.” C. B. McLeyorr.
! Henderson, Tex.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diss
eases mailed free,
Swirt SPECIFIC ¢O., Atlanta, Ga.
e e e G Sttt
Johnson’s Tonic 1s a splendid
Tonic and Appetizer. Try it, and
it not pleased with it don’t pay for
it.
e o iie oty
Don't fail to loot at Davis &
Locke’s elesant line ot over ¢ s,

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