Dr. Roberds (?) carrying his pencil
to I 40 of of to a or do be he al- towards at- in influence ever of is last a exciting A by W. the the the the ancient Villa Bicsu Contributed by Special. We are due you an apology, for not sending notes for two weeks. Like many other people, we put off our work till the last moment, and then but a very little interference will upset the whole business. Hope with the assistance I will have now to be prompt hereafter. Our town and vicinity are enjoying enjoying a series of protracted meetings. The first commenced with the Presbyterians and after an 8 or 0 days meeting their work was rewarded rewarded by 12 accessions, some of whom were settled men and women women and are among our best citizens. citizens. This will put this branch of the church on a substantial basis in this town. The Methodists caught up their spirit of revival and carried on quite an interesting meeting for 5 or G days during this week. Services Services will be protracted at Pleasant j rove church. Rev.T. A. Higdon was present at this church Saturday Saturday and Sunday and delivered some ntcresting and instructive discourses. discourses. Protracted services will begin it the Baptist church here next Friday and continue till the camp neeting begins. These meetings combined will embrace a period of 5 or 6 weeks. The biggest rain of the.year fell a *ew miles south west of town last Saturday at 12 o'clock. Since the ong seige of rainy weather ceased, ;ood showers have fallen at proper ntervals, thus keeping the crops n fine growing condition. There has been considerable sickness sickness in this community, but little of it has been fatal. Three young children have died in our town.and strange to say they were all between between one and two years of age, and their parents lived in sight and hearing of each other in one of the seemingly healthiest parts of the town, and all had the same disease, flux. During a game of base ball last Friday evening, between the Villa Rica boys and the Oak Mountain club, a dispute arose between B. F. Smith and Tom Jordan, resulting in Jordon striking Smith one blow with his fist in the abdomen, which without a change for the better is likely to prove fatal. Since getting iiurt he has passed considerable blood with other unfavorable symptoms. symptoms. Zack Dobbs an.family of Atlanta spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives here. R. P. Davis of the same place is spending sometime here with friends, Tom Brown, Jr. from Birmingham is visiting relatives. relatives. Martin Fowler from Alabama with his family is back to soe friends and relatives after an absence of 26 years. Anduson McElroy aged 81 years from Alabama is herewith relatives relatives after an absence of forty years. Send the FKEK PRESS to J. T. Henderson, Villa Rica, one year. Pcportcil by York.' Quiet has reigned supreme in our town for some time. Gen. Green had to be dispensed with, and after that was done the ox had to be yoked yoked to the cart, or the mules to the wagon or the span of horses to the "carry-all" and the old man and old lady and the children had to visit their uncles and their aunts and their cousins, and therefore the merchants were left to play drafts and whittle white pine boxes and wonder how badly Bacon and hi ardent friends feel over their de- defeat. "Special" says you and the many friends who would like to hear from Villa Rica would not have been slighted, but every time be got ready to write, Dr. Roberds, who has been very busy attending to the wants of the sick, would carry off his reportorial pencil with him, hence his silence. Those who know say that Dr. Roberds is hard to turn down on a case; he knows exactly what the patient needs. Crops are now "lauT-by" and eating eating fruit and water-melons and drinking cider and teaching public schools are all in order. It is marvelous marvelous the number of school teachers teachers that are developed by the "Public "Public Fund." Nearly evey little empty house throughout the country contains contains n dozen or two of children and a "Professor," who has just "sot" in to teach, a while out "thar, wlmr" he could make some money to splice out his "crap" or buy a "critter" "critter" for next year. The quotations above arc from a teacher who is licensed licensed by our commissioner. Cheap tuition is the rage now, and it makes little difference who teaches the children just so it is cheap. But cheap tuition is similar to cheap cloth, cheap flour, cheap guano or anything else that is cheap. The results are damaging.