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Banks County journal. (Homer, Ga.) 1897-current, November 27, 1914, Image 1

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VOL. XVII. Haysville Locals Born on Tuesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blackwell a daughter and to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reynolds on Nov. 22ud a gill. Messrs. Jack Porier and Tom Cheatam, of Jefferson, were visi tors in our town Sunday af ernoon. Misaes Mae and Lillie McUal Hard, of Bushville were recent visitors here. Miss Venie Venerable is visiting relatives in Brockton this week. Misses Addie McCoy and Bun ice Bolton, from near Commerce, were guists of Miss Margie Adams Monday afternoon. Miss Mamie Barber spent the week end with homefolks rt Dry Pond Mr. Tom M. Armour, of Salem, was on our streets Mon 'a*. Mr. Walter A. Henderson spent a few days receutly in Marietta, attending conference, and visiting his daughter, Mrs. Cooper, vho is the wife of the presiding elder. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Prickett, of Norcross, spent Sunday an 1 Moi day with relatives here. Miss Belle Pounds entertaii ed the following young ladies at a spend the and ty party last Saturday. Missei Silvy Smith, In z Suddath, Bailie Miller, Lillie Smith and Claudiue Henry Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, of Homer, combined a business and pleasure trip here Monday. Mrs. W. H. Venable, and Mrs. F. W. McKee, ol Bock ton, came over Sunday and spent the night. Mrs. Venerable staying with her brother, Mr. Ed Sims, and Mrs. McKee with her mother, Mrs. C. McKee. v We learn Mr. John Thomas, who has been suffering from a very sore arm for more than a month, is still unable to be out of bed foi more than a few moments at a time. Mrs. T. J. < arr is moving from here to Atlanta where she will be at home with her daughter, Miss GuaaieCarr, who is a teacher in a High School in Atlanta. Mrs. Carr’s many friends here sincerely regret her going from among us. Mrs. Brantly Prickett and lam ily will iu the near future move into the house being vacated by Mrs. (’arr. Mrs. Cleveland Dowdy, and two lovely little daughters, of Atlanta, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Neese Adams the past week. We are glad to see Miss Sara Moore able to ride alxnit again af ter beingcorfined to her bed for two months, as the result of an automobile accident in Milledge ville. Nell Craft, the little daughter, Of Mr. and Mis. Floyd Parks, who was seriously burned last week, is improving iapidiy, and if no com plications arise it is expected she will recover. Master Pope, the three year old Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Eberhardt, sustained painful burns on bis left arm and chest Sunday afternoon when his clothing caught lire from a sudden flash* of kerosiue which was being used by Alsa, a brother, who threw- a bucket of water upon the little ones burning clothes, the bums might have been much more Berious. Mr. Logan Perkins received from the goverment Monday three hundred, or more small black bass fish, which he put into a pond on his farm near town. Mr. Perkins is one of our most wide awake lar mers, and a great believer in doing all things well. We learn Rev. A. B. Sanders, of McDonough, has been sent by the Conference to take the place of Rev. H. 8. Smith, who goes to Mc- Donough. Don’t miss Rev. Smith’s farewell sermon next Sun day night. Miss Lillian Stephens left Wed- BANKS COUNTY JOURNAL Ministers and Deacons Meetings Program ot the meeting to lx hail at The Line church, Novein eer 29th, 1914. Salvation by Grace Through Faith —.1. L. Perkins. Place of Baptism and the Lord's Supper—Sam Mnleomson. Faith Without Works is Dead — Wm. Eberhart. Stewardship of toe 'Word i>. N. Jordan. Stewardship of Mammon—.l. 11. Ayers. Deacon’s Relations to other church Members—A. J. Brown. Basis of Rewards—T. S. Wells. Seaborn J. Carter If the Journal will allow me space I would like to say a few words in lehal( of my old friend and uncle, the late Seaborn.!. Carter. Twenty five years ago 1 e begat life anew in a little one room cabin and this constituted a home tor him and his young wife who is left now to mourn his loss. This cabin was built of split poplar logs which was cut when the sap vas up and the bark peeled off and I remem ber how they looked so pretty and white and like the snow that throws it’s mantle over the pines of the forest. This cabin gave shelter to two that had a purpose in life, and when Mr. Gaiter passed away to a country a few days ago, tha mortal eyes have not seen, he was one of the wealth iest men in the county. We have many good farmers on paper but Mr. Garter sold more corn than any man in the county of his age. He often said that observations was worth more han the Farm Journal and that he had more ol that than many who wrote for the Journal and he showed his faith by his works. lie studied his own sit’d selection and any man iu his part of the county will tell you he had the finest strain of corn they ever saw. 1 saw Mr. Garter a few days ago and we talked of the past and future, but theend wa lodded from him like it is from the rest oi us, but 1 shall meet him in a bright er place than this. II not i will be disappointed and my dream will not coinetrue. Mkh. W. I. Hmellkv. ►- Mrs. John Phearson On Sept. 19th, 1914, the death angel visited the home of Mr. John Phearson and took away his beloved wife. She passed from he earthly home to heaven above and is now free from all earthly cares aui sorrows. We will miss her but leel that our loss is her gain. She was a good Christian woman, ever thoughtful of others, and we feel sure she is iu ihe sweet fields of Eden. X. Mn’§ Heart la Clea>-v Man ia worthy of a fairer life and destiny than any of his leaders have vet devised. The Impulses of hi3 neart are better than anythin? that finds expression in the angry, over strained acts of his daily struggle. 9oma deeper, sweeter tone than the whir of machines and the clAmor of the streets wifi dominate the time te come. — Collier’s Weekly. nesday for Toccoa, w here she will be a bridesmaid at the marriage oi her friend, Miss Georgia Garter, l hursday afternoon. The Matrons Glub was royally entertained at the home of Mrs. G. W. McCurdy on last Thursday afternoon. A large number if members and invited friends were present after a short while spent in conversation a lively contest was enjoyed then came the re freshments which were greatly en joyed by all. Devoted to Giving the News, Encouraging the Progress, and Aiding the Prosperity of BanKs County. Homer, E*anks County, Georgia, Friday, November 27, 19 14. Sacred to The Memory of J. A. Hill Whereas: it has pleased the_ All Mighty and All Wise Arohi lect of the Universe to take Irom our number the Spirit of our lie loved friend and Brother Mason, Bro. lames A. Kill. Brothel Hill was suddenly summoned lij death, ju-1 as ic \y;;.s j;'t; iq , ho ue from an entertainment at tin Si lido; Iu use. On last Friday night Nov. I.sth, 1914, he left the school building in good spirit and iu good health, he walked home and was entering flic yard when the death Angle summoned him to his home above. Kroihei Hill was boin iu Frank lin County, now Banks, near where he died, on the I*l t day of Jan uary 184.'), he spent his lung ::n<t useful life in this ouuty anil in the same community where l.c was born, early in life he united with the Methodift church, the Church ol his choice, and was ev er faitnlul in his Ohu eh work aud in his service for the Master. When the war between the States nas dielare l he only a young man, enlisted in tlie Confederate army in Company A., ltd., (ill. regiment, St ite Line, alter serving his coun try until the close of the war he mustered out under an honorable discharge ct ruing back to his old home to once more become, and to evri remain a true and loyal citizen and to serve his country and his neigh hor sas such On the 18th day of Novembei 187!) he was married to Miss Sallie Mason, to this union there was born eight children, Mrs. Hill and seven chil dren survive him, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and lather. When a young man he joined Phi Delta Lodge F. it A. M., and tor a uuruber of years he was Tyler for the lodge, a position he held until his death, .brother Mill was always faithful and delighted to attend each meeting and to per form his duties as an officer of the lodge. Therefore be it o-olved that we bow our heads in humble sub mission to Dio will ot Him who do eth all things well. I hat in his death we have lost a true and loyal member of the lodge, the county and state a good and upright citizen, the Church a faithtul and conscientious member the community a good man, and thefamily and the family a loving j husband and father. Be it further resolved that our lodge be draped in mourning for thirty days, that a copy of these rest lotions be spred on the min ute. of the to his memory, a copy furnished the berievid fam ily anil also be published in the Banks County Journal. Be it further resolved that we extend to the family our heart felt sympathy in this their hourof sor row and loss. Kespt. submit.ed J. B. G. Logan, J. E. A r aughn, W. H. An.lerson, Committee. WilKin,s Sermon. Full many a man, who doeth beat the printers Will waste his voice upon the heated air, And vaiulo sigh for cooling breezes of winter, When he is punished for his sins down there. Mental Satisfaction. And now the scientists tell ns tha when we think we have a cold we an Just recovering from one. In othei words, we don’t know we h"e it un til we begin to get well. While this isn’t perfectly clear there Is some lit tle comfort in the idea. —Toledo Blade. Homer Locals Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hill visited their son Mr. L. L. Hill of Bush ville Sunday. Mr. Walter Durham was with friends here Sunday. Mrs. Ida P. Gillespie was in Carnesvillea few days last week. Misses May McGalliard and Assie Gober of Bushville were in town last Tuesday. '* •. Geo. Turk of Dallas Ga. spent the week-end with his par ents Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Turk of this place. Mr. Claude Bell of Cornelia visited his brother Prof. John C. Bell last Wenesday and Thursday. Mr. G. G. Strange was here on business Tuesday. Clerk C. w. Gillespie and col J. B. tJ. Logan made tripe to Come lia Tuesday. Mr. Neal Pendergrass of Arp visited here Tuesday. Miss Joe Nash was shopping in M aysvi 11 iI le Hatu relay. Mr. Geo. Turk came in from Dallas, (la. hist Friday and spent several days with his parents. While here he paid marked at tentii’ii to the Cook. We presume this was because Thanksgiving day is so near. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Meeks spent Sunday with Mrs. J. A. Hill. They returned to Commerce Mon day where Mrs. Meeks is being treated in a sanitarium lor throat trouble. Glefk C. W. Gillespie broke some of the machinery in his auto last week, and alter the combined efforts of the Ilomer and Maysville machinists, lie is again riding. Mr. L. F. Ballinger lost a fine mule Monday. He was hauling wood when the animal fell deal. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Ayers last Thursday, twin girls. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Newt Bellamy last Friday, twin girls. One of the twin babies of Mr and Mrs. Newt Bellamy died Sat urday night and was buried at the Presbyterian cemetery on Sun day afternoon. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Mr. Skid Bloom, who lives in Washington district, lost his house with all its contents by fire last Saturday. It is thought the tire originated from a defective lluse. The family h<d just fin ished dinner when they dricovired the house was almost ready to fall iu. Mr. Eugene Dyar, who has been in Oklahoma the pas! four months, arrived in Homer Monday after noon to visit his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. U. J. Dyar. Judge T. F. Hill has lieeo eon lined to his room the past two weeks with grip. He is improv ng, lout veiy slowly. We have made arrangement) with the New Yoik World to furnish you that excellent pa per three times a week, togeth er with the Banks County Journal one year for $1.60. Old subscribers will also be given advantage of this offer. We are sending yo i a sample copy of the World. School 800 Ks. State adopted Common and High School books for sale by John G. Bell, Homer, Ga. For Sale \ new home sewing machine. Price $25.00. Apply at this of fice. ' Whale Found Stranded. Cant up by the sea on 'the Berwtah joast, near Hauxtey Point, England, a pottle-noaed whale. 46 feet long, which ta estimated to weigh about 30 teas, ni found the other da/ The Hailroad Mr. Skinner, of of Phihulel phia, who will place the bonds for the Lula Homer Railroad, re quested Mr. D. G. Zeigler to make a survey leading towards Carnes ville, and he did so last week. It is now thought by many that the lord will not stop at Homer, but that it is the intentions of the pro noters to extend it to other points east ot this place. Mr. Zeigler says that there will be little difltculty in grading the road through to Carnesville. Stock is now being subscribed with the understanding that not one dollar is to be paid until the road is completed to Homer and in operations niter which one third is due in thirty days, one third in sixty days and one third in ninety days. While there has not been much talk and blow about this uew road, much work has been done, and anyone who is interested and friendly to wards the enterprise can learn the facts by consulting Mr. Zeigler in Homer at any time. All railroads require the citi z ms of a country through which it runs to take some of the stock. There are several reasons why they do this. One is that when the people are part owner the road is protected in law. Let Us MaKe This A Good Looking Town If every man who read this— and every woman, too -would make it his or her business, the hour he or she has, to look around the home premises and see how they could bo fixed op to look better it would lie a great thing for this town. It might not in duce people to do any more than rake up the sticks that are lying around. That would be a great help alone. But maybe while raking up the loose leaves you would find there is a loose board in the sidewalk, a broken picket iii the fence, that the corner of the porch as saggad or thal the front steps need anew plank in them. And, as you would waul to make a complete job of it, >ou would see that these repaiis are made. Maybe the house has needed anew coat of paint for a long time. Perhaps new curtains are needed at the front windows. And the inside of the house is quite as ini portant as the outside-- is more im portant, for it is on the inside you live aud where visitors get their real impression of you and of the town. Maybe before you get through, if you will really look abmt you, there will be several things that can be nia le to look vastly better with the aid ol a few boards or nails or a lit le varnish or a smail expenditure ol money. Collectively the effect on this town will be great. There is no i eon nmy in letting things run down and putting repairs off. A house that needs repaiis is g iug down hil ; and [a house that is going down is losingvalue---salueibotl in money and comfort. L d’s make this a better looking town; and let’s begin, like charity, at home. Man 96 Years Old Marries In Dalton Dalton, Ga., Nov. 21.—Samuel W. Albertson, 9G years old, was married here today to Mrs. Eliza beth Thomas, who gave ber age as “about 72,” explainiug that the Bible in which her birth was re corded was burned duringthe War Between the Btates. Albertson is believed to be the oldest man to ever apply for a marriage lieeuse in Georgia. Eloquence of a Child’s Grave By RobebtG. Tnukrhoix My friends: I know how vain it is to gild giief with words, and yet I wish to take from every grave its fear. Hear is this world, where life and death aie equal kinds, all should be brave enough to meet what all the dead have met. The future has been filled with fear, stained aud polluted by the heartless past. From the won drous tree of life buds and blos soms fall with ripened fruit, and and in the common bed of earth patriarch's and babies sleep side by side. Why should we fear that which will come to all that is? We caoj not tell, we do not know, .vhich is 'the greater blessing—life or death We cannot say that death is not good. We do not know whether the grave is the end of this life or the ilooi of another, or whethej tne night here is somewhere else a dawn. Neither can we tell which is the more fortunate—the child dying in its mother's arms, before its lips have learned to form a word, or he who journeys all the length of life’s uneven road pain fully takeh the last slow steps with staff and crutch. Every cradle ask us “whence?” and every coflin “Whither?” The poor barbarian, weeping above his lead, can answer these questions just as well the rolled priest of the most authentic creed. The tear ful ignorance of the one is as con soling as the learned and unmean ing words of the other No. man, standing where the horizon of life has touched a grave has any right to prophesy a future filled with pain and tears. Maybe that death gives all there is of worth to lile. If those we press in our arms could never die, perhaps love would wither fron the earth. Maybe this common fate treads from out the paths between our hearts the weeds of relfiseness and hate. An I I had rather live and love where death is king than haveeter naUife where love is not. Another life is naught unless we know and love again the ones who love us here. They who stand with breaking, hearts around this little grave need have no fear. The larger and the noble faith in all that is and is to be tells us that death, even at its woist, is only perfect rest. We know that through the common wants of life —the needs and duties of each hour — their grief will lessen day by day, until at last this grave will be to them a a place of rest and peace—almost a joy. There is lor them this con solution—the din l to not suffer. If they 1 ve ag uu their lives will Surely be", purs. We have no fear. Wo are all children of the •'an o mother, and the sane fate awaits us all. We, too, have our icligiou, and it is this: Help for the living—Hope lor the dead. Wi never heard of the mouth and hoof disease of cattle until it appeared in Illinois and several other states recently, but Mr. Simms, who lives in this county now, told us last Saturday that he saw one case of it in Jackson coun ty three ysars ago. A man’s cow raised in that county, took the sore mouth and her feet rotted off before she died, but no other cat tle took the disease.--Dahlonega Nut-get. Wlae Hubby. “I know my husband la thoroughly a business man.” remarked the know lag wife, "for whenever he receives a letter from me he first reads the postscript to see how much money l want.” NO. 35