The Courant American News

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 5, 1890, Page 1
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A Re-Union Picnic.
A Delightful Affair at the Home Of Capt. R. R. Hargis.
Brothers and sisters Meet Together at the Home of Their Childhood—A Remarkable Family—Speeches.

The beautiful family home of Capt. Richard Hargis, four and a half miles August 29, 2006ness last Saturday. It was the annual reunion picnic of the Hargis family. The members of the family, their relations and a few friends constituted the happy crowd and it was the good pleasure of a Courant-American representative to be among them. Those who were there are as follows: Capt. “Dick” Hargis and family, Cass Station; Mr. T. V. Hargis and family, Mr. J. D. Rogers and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. McKelvey, Kingston; Mr. O. P. Hargis and children, Floyd county; Mrs. N. Gilreath and family and F. M. Loveless, Cartersville; Mrs. Geo. S. Tumlin and children, Marietta, and Messrs. J. Arthur Banton, of New York, and John R. Banton, of Cincinnati. Besides those related to the Hargis family were: Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Munday, Chattanooga; Messrs. Edwards, Atlanta; Mr. Ab Goodwin, E. & W. railroad; Felton Jones, Cartersville; Misses Serena Dunlap, Virginia; Bayless and Daisy Davidson, Kingston; Mrs. W. N. McKelvey and family, P. L. Thornton, Capers Quillian and Will C. Walton, Cass Station. There is not a more delightful place anywhere. Capt. Hargis’ home, with its large shade trees, grassy lawn and spring of water as refreshingly cool as ever came from mother earth. The day was all that could be desired; not a cloud could be seen and the air so pure and salubrious was kept constantly stirring by a gentle breeze.

About noon Capt. Hargis arranged the crowd in a suitable position and Mr. Edwards, of Edwards & Son, Atlanta, photographed the scene. After this the good ladies spread the dinner on tables in the grove and those tables have never been laden with such a dinner. It was as fine a collection of good things to eat as we have ever seen. We will not attempt to describe it.

In the afternoon about an hour was consumed by several who made short talks. Capt. Hargis was the first. He was glad for the brothers and sisters, with their children and friends to meet together again. He spoke feelingly of his dear father and sainted mother, who have passed away, and wanted the children and grandchildren to emulate their examples. He thought that the Hargis family had been signally blessed. There were two sisters and five brothers and not a death has ever occurred. They have all passed the meridian of life and are enjoying perfect health. This is, indeed, a remarkable family. Several others followed Capt. Hargis with appropriate remarks on the occasion. Many other pleasures were indulged in. Some strolled about the place admiring the neatness and care with which everything is kept and in memory went back to childhood’s happy hours when they lived on the old hill. Others were allured to the parlor by the music of voices in sweet accord with the piano, and there you could see a couple sitting in some shady spot, conversing in tones “soft and low.” Capt. and Mrs. Hargis in their usual kind and hospitable way, made every one feel perfectly at home, and to say that all enjoyed the occasion to their fullest extent is “putting it mildly.” Everyone who was there will always look back to the day as a resting place in their journey through life. Here’s to the entire Hargis family, may long life, prosperity and happiness be yours.---W. C. W.


Across The Atlantic.

A Party of Ladies to Sail for Europe on June 12th.
(Tribune of Rome)

Nellie Bly’s example may be producing some effect among the ladies of the south. She demonstrated the fact that ladies can travel easily and freely anywhere in Europe without the assistance of a male escort.

A party of ladies have arranged for an extended tour of the continent of Europe. The party will sail from New York, June 11, on the Inman line steamer City of Chicago.

The party will be chaperoned by Mrs. Brame, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and will be composed of Miss Isa Williams, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Miss Fannie Williams, of Cartersville, and Miss Lilly L. Cheney, of Rome.

These ladies will be met in New York, by others from the northern states, and will sail for Liverpool on Thursday.

The tour will embrace the sights of Queenstown, Liverpool, Chester, Kenilworth, Warwick, the tomb of Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon, London, Rouen, Paris, Brussels and Antwerp. They will pass through Bavaria and attend the wonderful “Passion Play” at Ober Ammergau. The lake region of Switzerland, the ruins of Rome, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, the art wonders of Florence, Venice, Milan, the Rhine and Danube will all form attractions on the tour.

The many friends of the Misses Cheney and Williams wish them a pleasant and happy tour and a safe return.


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The census enumerators commenced work last Monday morning at 7 o’clock and we will not long remain in ignorance of the present population of the city and county. The enumerators do not find it the easiest work in the world. They have to ask some questions which many would rather not answer.


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