VOL. / 'M.
Holly Young Caught
In Alabama Town
Several months ago Mr. HU Gar
rison h-ui some trouble with Holly
Young, one of his renters. It was
a trivial affair and thought to be
over, but when Garrison awoke
about 12 o’cloek the night after
the trouble hesaw Young standing
on his porch with a single barrel
shot guu. As the intruder jumped
off the porch Garrison shot at him
bnt missed. The telephone line
had been cut but neighbors were
sent to Maysville alter officers who
soon arrived on the scene and uf
ter being acquainted with the facts
in the ca e, Mr. Walt Reynolds
started down -to You tig,s house
which was only alsiut t>o hun
dred yards distant. When he
came near the home Young stepped
around the corner and shot Rey
nold's with a shot gun and then
made his escape. However, the
officer was not seriously injured.
Gov. Slaton offered a reward of
$150.00 for Young's arrest and he
was located in Alabama and arrest
ed last Friday. He is now in jail
here awaiting trial at March term
Mr Sim Kitchens liHle 1-oy has
been very sick with croup but is
Mb's Ruth Alvesterof Atlanta,
was the guest ot Mrs. Torn Arm
our the past week.
Mr?. Annie Ki Chen visit* ' her
brother in Madison co nty lasi
Mr. James I’ard has moved to
the Mazs place, Gad to have him
Mr Dean Mas-ey was in east
Bank this week.
Mr. Tom Armour did not go to
the lair but stayed up in a tree
looking for the air ship.
Mr. Geo. Hope has been down
in the lower part of the county
helping his brother gather com.
My dear I can t-11 you why you
and .n't hear much about foot wash
ing. There are "ot many who
wash their fe t Home tie their
oet up in old rags and go to bed to
kc p from washing them. *
John Ki cheas says if th it war
don’t soon stop he can’t help it.
He alto says all rogues are liars
bui all liars are not rogues.
Mr. Lester Williams visited Mr.
John Kitchen Sunday.
Mr. limits Pendergrass says
someone euteied his hon-e one
night last week, and when he tot
up they ran and he coulden t tel!
much about it.
Mr. Smith of 8. <J. visited Mrs.
Slayton last week looking for some
land to rent.
Mr. Robert McKic visited his
s stfr Mis. Maud Jackson, lust
ilis. Biay and Mis. tones visited
Mis. McKie la-t w-ek.
Mr. Bud Uhambeis is imploring
the load from his hou-e to the
church. Bud likes to ee things
fixed up and people the s me
Trust the Lo and and do well
A Card of ThanKs
We desire to express our many
thanks to all whose kind assistance
and sympathy was extended us
during the death and burial of our
husband and father. May the
blessings of God forever abide
with each of you.
Mrs. J. A. Hill and Childicn.
Fellow Guest (who has just told
hu mere us artist an appalling chesP
na t) —“Aw—Thought you might illus
trate it, you know. It happened to my
father!" Artist —“Many thanks; but
what makes it even more interesting
la that I must have m°t twenty or
thirty of your orcihers.” —Punch.
BANKS COUNTY JOURNAL
Esq. J. A. Hill Passes
To the Great Beyond
This little town was shocked last
Friday night about It o’clock
when the news came that Esq. J.j
A. Hill was dead, lie attended
an entertainment at the school
house, and at the close his wife
asked him to ride home with her
in the buggy but he replied that
his eyesight was bad and he would
walk and let one of the lioys drive
who eoul 1 see well. He walked
, on and the buggy followed a short
| distance behind. When in about
lifty feet ol his home he fell in the
yard, and his wife alighted from
the buggy and raised his head in ,
| her arms but he only breathed one |
time and then passed into that!
| ton ueless silence of a dreamless
Jim Hill as he was familiarly
known was born sixty nine years
ago and his long and useful life was
spent in Ranks county, with the
exception of four years in the war.
He was a member of the Methodist
church, an Odd Fellow and a Ma
son, and was active in all three of
these organizations, being Tyler of
both lodges for many years and a
Stewart in the church. A wife,
four sons and three daughters sur
vive him and their grief at his bier
was pitiful. He was a loving hus
band, a dutiful father and a true
Funeral services were conduct
ed at his late residence by Revs.
Sni’l lip’iiu, and J.A. Ayers
Sunday afternoon, after which the
Masons tenderly bore the remains
of their departed brother to the
top of the highest hill on
the plantation and buried him with
the solemn t ites of the order, in
the most beautitul burial ground in
lie was a model of industry in
his efforts to entertain and in
struct his people. He was strictly
honest in the service he rendered,
in short, he was not only a model
Christian, but he was an honorable
gentleman in the highest sense
that word implies. To man, wo
man or child, saint or sinner, he
tlways extended a cordial greeting
that lent a ray of light to brighten
their pathway in the journey of
life. He comm nded the respect
of all sects and cla-ses of people,
as the attendance at his funeral
fully verified. It was so perfectly
natural for him to do right, we
did not fully appreciate his tine
wortli until after the thread of life
was severed. But as w<; caught a
glimpse of the snow white sail that
bore him away to the distant
shore, we awakened to the realiza
tionthat a good and righteous
man had been taken from our
“Art is long and time is fleeting
And our hearts, though strong and
Still, like muffled drums are beat
Funeral marches to the grave.”
Notice Odd Fellows
i here will be a call meeting
1.0. 0. F at Homer Lodge Xo. 280,
on Hatuiday Xov. 28th, at If
o clock P. M. all members are
earnestly requested to be present,
business of impoitance to attend
Fraternally your s
L. W. Potts X. G.
State adopted Common and
High School books for sale by
.John C. Bell, Homer, Ga.
\ new home sewing machine.
Price *25.00. Apply at this of
At Lost Righteous.
Mr. Yeast —“What do you under
stand by ‘righteous indignation/
daar?” Mrs. Yeast—“ Why, I suppose
It is when a man gets indignant and
doesn’t swear.’’—Yonkers Statesman.
Devoted to Giving the News, Encouraging the Progress, and Aiding the Prosperity of Banks County.
Homer, Banks County, Georgia, Friday, November 20, >9 14.
Corn and Home Life
All the boys and girls are earn
estly requested to come to Homer on
the 25 of November and bring their
exhibits with a written account ol
their corn and tomato culture.
Roys must bring ten specimen ears
There will be twelve prizes giv
en on the greatest yields of corn.
The tirst prize for the largest yield
will be eight dollars, aud each suc
ceeding prize will be fifty cents
There will be five prizes given on
tomatoes. The first prize for the
largest yield will be eight dollars,
and each succeeding prize will be
fifty cents less.
There will tie five prizes given
on each of the following articles,
viz: Preserves, jelly, pickles,
canned fruit, canned vegetables
candy, cake, corn loaf, wheat hi if,
plain nee.lle work (such as mak
ing bonnets, aprons, shut waists,
etc), fancy needle work, (such as
sofa pillows, embroidery etc.)
crocheting, quilting. The first,
second, thiid, fourth, and fifth
prizes on these will be $.150, $1.25,
*I.OO, si'.7s and $0.50.
No one will be permitted to take
m re than one prize on any one
Any manor woman biinging
an exhibit may compete for a rib
bon. Lets all come and have a
J. T. WYhk.
Tax Collector b Notice-
I will beat the following named
places below for the purpose of col
lecting your state and county taxes
for the year 1914 to wit.
Nov. 23 Davids !) to JO
“ 11 Ginn’s store 10:30 to II
“ Obe Rird’s store <1:50 to 12
“ “ Glnsures store 1:30 to 2
“ “. Wright’s mill 2:30 to 3
“ “ Pendergrass store 3:30t0 4
“ “ Bell unys store 4:30 to 5
“ 24 Wilnots 9 to 10
l - “ Ooffi es stoi c 10:30 to II
II “ Crumps store 11:30 to 12
“ “ Washington Ito 2
‘ “ Tom Anderson’s 2 to 2:30
“ “ Miller’s store 3:30 to 4
“ “ Ragsdales store 4:30 to 5
“ 25 Jacksons store 9to 9:30
“ “ Moss’ store 10 to 10:30
“ “ Columbia 11 to 12
“ “ Lanes store 1 to 1:30
“ “ Jim Maxwell 2to 2:30
“ “ Baldwin 3to 3:30
“ ‘J Cornelia 4to 5
20 Hollingsworth 10 to 12
“ “ Scoggi us store Ito 1:30
“ “ Potts store 2to 3
“ 27 Berlin 9 to 10
“ “ I)r. O. N. Harden 11 to 12
“ “ Wood’s gin Ito 1:30
“ “ Halls store 2to 2:30
“ “ Homer 3to 5
“ 28 Joel Handers 9to 10
“ “ Bushville 10:30 to 11:30
“ “ L. L. Hills 12 to 1
N. Z. CHANDLER,
T. C. B. C.
All members ot the liaptist
church aie hereby requested to
meet at the church on Halnrday
the 18th, of Nov. at 2 o’clock, p.
m. Business of importance to be
Use Bellows to Skin Gsa*s
Great quantity- r* M(.< b* -oaUklas
are imported from Aden, on the Club
of Aden, into country, many sklai
coming from Africa. The Abys*tnlaa>
end Somalis are considered the maai
expert In skinning goat*. The formal
rarely permits his knife to touch the
animal after killing and during the
akinnlng process, and by the means ol
a bellows removes the skin in an sx
cellent condition. Bomali 'omn art
also very adept in thts art and exav
cisa great care Uuoughout.
Mrs. Cla once Griffin of Mays
ville spent lust week wi h her
parents Mr. ami Mr.*. J. D. Hill of
Rev. H. L. Hagan is attending
the annual Con fore r ce at Marietta
Ga. this week.
Mr. Will Ray of Ridgeway
spei.t last Saturday in Homer.
Miss Boyce Perkins nnd friend
Mis* Sims ol Maysville were the
guests of Mrs. Grover Mason the
Utei paitot lust week.
Mis. Lola Raider is visiting in
Atlanta this week.
Miss Eva Wood • f New Salem
was the guest of Mrs. 8. L. Hagan
a few days last week.
Mr. Howard Hill and littlesistei
spent a few dayz in Atlanta last
Mr. and Mr.-. S. L. Hagan enter
trained the young people at at a
t.ieky party at their home last
Tuesd ly mghtjquitc a large crowd
~as present and enjoyed the occa
Mrs. J. D. Hill was at the bid
side of her sister Mrs. C. A. Meeks
list Wednesday at the Commerce
Mrs. R. C. Alexander and Mrs.
Dial Griffin wereshopp ngin May
ibvil le one day last week
Mr. Tom Hardy went down in
Oconee county last week and
moved Mr. Croft M ood back to
Banks. He will live on Mr. Clai
nce Grillin’s place two miles south
east of town.
Mr. J. J. Turk has received
some fine views taken in Vera
Cruz, Mexico. They were sent by
his sou, Leon Turk, who is on the
l . H. ship North Dakota, stationed
at that post.
“A Noble Outcast,” a comedy
in four acts, was presented by the
pupils of Maysville High school
and the principal I’rot. H. T. Hat
gent, last Friday night. The play
taught a good moral and the actors
worked more like professionals
than amateurs. The music was al
so enjoyed by the audicin c.
A serious shooting ? crape oc
curred a tew miles north of Ho
met- last week. Two brothers,
Noah and Rob Acrey, had some
misunderstanding and Noah shot
Bob twice with a shot gun, one
load taking effect in the body and
one in the head, so we are inform
ed. The wounded man was car
ried to Atlanta for medical treat
Statistics show thit Americans
drank less whiskey the last twelve
months than they did the year be
fore but they consumed more cig
arettes. A preacher and several
old time church members were
discussing evils on the streets re
cently, and they all agree that
cigarettes and coca cola were a
greater curse to the country than
whiskey, and it m*y be so. At
least it seems to be growing and
the consumption of alcohol decreas
This community is fortunate in
having a manufacui iug plant like
the Bacon Milling < -. in our midst.
We visited their pi .nt last week
for the first time and was sur
prised ‘o find an up-to-date rollei
mill, where the best and most
wholesome tlour and meal could be
made, standing id.e. No wheat
nor corn to grind. The farmers
have been raising all cotton and
buying Illinoise flour at from five
to eight dollars jor barrel. But
they are cure 1, we believe, and
will sow enough wheat next year
to keep the rev'On Milling (Jo.
busy. Thi-> firm also sells lum
ber, coal, ere. Ihe owner, Mr. C.
1. B m ou, in .* very polished gentle
man and a good business man who
has done po-sibty as much as any
other man to build up his town
Mr. Tom Adams, ot Atlanta,
is here on a *hort visit to his pat
ents, an l other relatives.
Mr Ed 8. Comer visited his sis
ter, Mrs. T. E. Atkins, in Gaines
Mr. T. A. Smith l.'ft Tuesday
for Waynesboro where lu will be
engaged in buying cotton ft r the
next few weeks.
Miss Robbie Hancock, of Flow
ery Branch was the gne-t of her
grandinothei for several days re
Mrs. Margaret Thompson, ol
Homer, spent the past week with
We leant with regret of the ill
ness of Mrs. Hattie Stephen s ,
mother of J. E. and It. 1). Stephens,
ens, who is making her home here.
Owing to her advanced age, aid
extreme weakness, her many
friends are quite anxious over her
Mr. C. L. Bradshaw moved with
his i stiinable family from here to
Cornelia last week. Mr. Brad
shaw is a tinner ol reputation, and
his wif i and daughters are leaving
many fi lends here who regret their
going away. -A
Miss Silvy Smith o teitained a
number of young ladies at an el
egant dinner last Sunday.
We remember hearing “an
editor’s troubles were as number
less as the sands ol the sea,’ and
we are beginning to agree with
him. Week before last we had t)
give J. E. Stephens a foot race be
caue the typo midc us call him a
‘'champiort pumpkin,” and last
we-ck Mr. Aubry Suddat i in
formed us ii his u-ual pleasant
way, “he had not dunged color,
or added Mrs. to his name.”
Mis. E. H. Comer left Monday
afternoon for Gainesville to al
- her grandmother, Mrs. B. V.
Montgomery, who has been indis
posed for several days.
Mrs. W. W. Whet'dl hid as
her guest a few days last week her
mother, Mrs. Melsie, of Columbia,
Rev. L. A. H-i derson, and
Rev. J. J. Kimsey left Monday for
the Baptist meeting at Crerollton.
Rev. H. H. Smith an 1 Mr. ti. T.
Bacon are attending the Metso
Hist Conference in Marietti this
week. W are.-o ry there is no
chance for Rev. Smith to b" re
turned here. IL* has been with
us the limited four years, and is
great y admired by all denomi
nations h -re. We are glad to
know he will preach for us again
on the fifth Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Griff Shoit, of
Tampa, Fla., ate spending a few
days with relatives here, before
leaving for Panama, where they
expect to reside in the future.
M.sses Esther Stovad, and Eun
ice Bolton, of (Join iterce, were the
charming guests of Miss Margie
Adams for ihe | ast week end.
Mis. Warre-i Bacon nod M s.
B S nith attended th 3 funer.ii of
Mrs. Smith s siste-. Mrs. Alice
Brewer Alexandei, i.i Atlanta last
Thursday. M.s. Al •xander spent
her girlhood days here and has
many frieds here who are grieved
to learn ef hire untimely death but
deeply smypatbize with the heart
broken husliand, several small chil
dren, and other relatives.
The news of the sudden death of
Mr. J. A. Hill, of Himer, spread
a spell of gloom over our little
town. Mr. Hi 11 was well and
favorably known here. Two of
bis chi'dren, Mrs. Lou Blackwell
and Mr. Walter Hill reside here.
To the entree family we extend our
Marshal Walter E. Reyuoldi re
turned Monday afternoon from
Cullman, All. with Mr. Holly
Young, who it must lie remem
bered attempted to murder Mr.
The Town Tattlers
A Necessary Evil
Some women and men make it
a point to gossip about what their
neighbors sire doing. That is,
they gossip about evil deeds but
are very much averse to mention
ing good deeds or ever listening to
others tell ot the goo 1 qualities of
their neighbors. Of course these
gOssipers come in lor their share
of abuse and get it. But it is all
wrong. These people who are con
tinually watching the actions of
their neighbors and talking about
them are a God send to any
We need them, for if one half of
a community, was not afraid of
| what the other half would say we
■vould go to the bow-wows. Let
the tattler aloae, she or he, as the
case may be, is doing a good work
for the community in which they
live. However, there is one sad
feature about it that can not be
remedied: The tattler must talk,
and if there is not enough truth in
stock lies are substituted. The
average gossiper is as careless with
the truth as Sherman was with
lire. Rut they can’t help it, poor
things. They will go to services
at 11 o’clock, read their bible at
2 o’clock where it says “No liar
shall eater the kingdoms of heav
en,” and tell a lie at 4:30. If hell
lire and brimstone will not check
them what will? Rut it may be
hest for their neigh Ivor that it is
thus. It helps to hold him down
to the path of rectitude. He
knows that if he steps out three
feet gossip will put the trimmings
on and place him three miles oil’.
Let the dear old women talk, it
gives vent to their pent up feelings,
entertains their listerners and ben
efits the community.
E. G. Garrison here last summer.
Mr. Young was captured by the
Sheriff at Cullman, who received
the $150.00 lewaid offered fir
Nell Craft the two an 1 a half
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Barks was seriously if not
fat illy burned on Tuesday after
noon. The little one in an effort to
get nearer the fire, walked back
ward pulling after her a small
chair, walked so near the fire lir
clothing caught in the back and
belore her mother, who was in ad
joining room, could teach her her
back, lower limbs, left arm and
side were severely burned. Alter
a restless night the little one was
apparently better Wednesday
jess 2 Shubert.
On Sunday, November Ist at
one o’clock the death angel visi
ted our home and took from us
our precious father Jesse Shubert.
lie had suffered for some time aud
all that doctors and friends could
do was lone, but of no avail. He
b ire his suffering with fortitude
and never complaine 1, but had of
ten said he wished he could go.
He had been a member of the Bab
tist church at Silver Shoal for
same time, and his remains were
laid to rest in the cemetery at that
place on Monday afternoon. He
leaves a wife and seven children
to mourn his loss, but to them, we
say, weep not for our loss in heav
Many winters pass by
And he faljeth to sleep,
Many times we miss him
And pray God his soul to keep.
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.