Courant American News, May 9, 1889

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 9, 1889, page 8
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Cass Station

We have few such instances of the remarkable as that given us in the case of Rev. B. B. Quillian, of this place. Your representative was conversing with him several evenings since and learned many interesting things concerning his life. On next Sunday, May 12th, Mr. Quillian will be seventy-five years old, and it would be a difficult task, indeed, to find a man of his age who is stronger and heartier than he is. Few men have suffered less bodily pain—he has had but little sickness during his long life; never had a bone broken nor any serious hurt; has never suffered with rheumatism or anything of that kind; has never drank whiskey, never swore an oath and never bet a nickel in his life. He has missed one grand sight—has never seen a lady dance. In 1833 he was at an Indian green corn dance, the first and last he has ever attended. It is his opinion that we should give them a monopoly of such amusement, thinks it beneath the dignity of an intelligent and Christianized people; and we agree with him. Mr. Quillian was in Milledgeville in 1836, during the session of the legislature, Alex. Stephens was serving his first term as a legislator, and Mr. Quillian heard him make his first speech before a legislature. That speech was in favor of chartering the State road, and it is generally conceded that that speech secured the passage of the bill. Mr. Quillian is probably the only man living who heard Stephens’ first speech. If there is another he would like to know it. Mr. Q. possesses many noble traits of character and is above the ordinary “good man” in the general acceptation of that term; but he says he looks back with regret upon many actions of his life and knows that they could have been improved upon. He is in many respects a remarkable man, and more space than is at our command could be well filled with interesting reading matter. The Lord has been good to him; may he continue to bless him with perfect health, and let us keep him with us many years yet to come.---W. C. W.


Hall’s Mill.

Mr. Will Lumpkin smiles all the time, it being a fine boy.


Hall’s Mill.

Miss Sallie Loveless has pieced a quilt which has five thousand, six hundred and seventy pieces. Who can beat that?


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