The Jackson record. (Jackson, Butts County, Ga.) 18??-1907, February 01, 1907, Image 6

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THE REAPERS. I 'Will sing you a song of a reaper; his tireless scythe lie swings, With the clover blooms around him ly ing in broken rings; The air grows faint and heavy with the weight of their perfumed breath. And their rosy hues fade out beneath the unsparing hand of death. I will sing you a song of a reaper; he moves o’er the uplands brown, And wherever his sickle flashes the ranks of the corn fall down; Yesterday tall and stately It stood In its ripened pride— To-day it is lying helpless and bound on the bare hillside. I will sing you a song of a reaper; through the forest his ax-stroke rings. Where stand the oaks which braved the storms through the reigns of a hun dred kings; , . „ Deep have the great roots clasped the earth, the grand heads seek the sky. But puny man has doomed them, *nu beneath his hand they die. I will sing you a song of a reaper; his sickle hath no man seen, We hear not his step on the upland, nor down on the meadows green; But he ever moves among us, tnrougn the city and forest deep. And they whom ids finger touches in si lence his secret keep. But tile corn which bowed down to the reaper, and the fragrant grass laid Fed the hungry kine and their master when the north winds brought the snow. „ . . And the trees which the wind and light ning had spared these many years Have made a dwelling-place lor man, where he rests, securp from tears. And the Master hath sent fort* l the reaper who gathers the fair and dear, , . , He will add them to His treasure, which He keeps to His hand anear; And no more than the corn or the clover, or the stately forest tree. Can we tell where He will use them but the Master holds the key. —Ninette M. Lowater, in Youth’s Com panion. A TENDERFOOT ..ON.. WOLF RANCH. Out In the country where the south western mountains throw their shad ows on the plains you may hear this story of Wolf Ranch. Wolf Ranch was the property of “Dad” Perkins, first name long since passed out of everybody’s memory save possibly that of Dad himself. Perkins had a charming daughter, Phoebe, who lived with him and kept the ranch house sweet and orderly. Phoebe was pretty, and the boys of all the country round knew it, if she didn't. A young man came out of the East and took up quarters at Dad Perkins ranch. He was hi* and handsome, and when he wasn’t shooting in the moun tains he was talking to Phoebe Perkins of books and poetry and all sort of things, which made the girl believe he wus of a different mold than the ranch men. The New Yorker gave up hunting af ter a while and stayed about the ranch, and the hours that he was not with Phoebe were not many. The New York er talked to the ranch girl of the de lights of city life and of the pleasures that awaited her there if she would but go with him. The New Yorker wasn’t an honest man. There was a sheep herder named George Wilson on Dad Perkins’ ranch. The herder had loved Phoebe in his own way for a year. He knew that the girl was not for him any more than the stars that looked down at him when he kept his sheepfold vigil. George Wilson had eyes in his head. He had seen more than any one else of the attentions that the New Yorker was paying Phoebe. Wilson alternated with another herd er in the matter of his nights on duty with the flocks. When not on guard he stayed at the ranchhouse. The New Yorker and Phoebe sometimes sat under the wide reuching roof of the porch after the mountains had shut out the sun and the shadows filled the valley. One night they sat there and spoke in low tones. The girl said: "1 must not go.” Then there followed some words ot pleading. There was a movement back of them. The New Yorker drew apart from the girl and turned. George Wilson was standing just back of him. He looked at the New Yorker and said: "You asked me the other day while we were hunting why this place is called Wolf Ranch. 1 expect to leave here tomorrow to take a place on an other ranch maaiv miles away, and to night I will tell you why this is called Wolf Ranch. “It has been so known only for two years. There were not many wolves in this section; in fact, there had been none for years, until one came—a big gray, hungry fellow, who fattened nightly on the fold. Our dogs were of no service. The wolf was too smart for them. He had a hunger for lambs, and he was shrewd enough to find a way to get his meal. He tried poison and spring guns, but we could do nothing with that wolf. He knew his •wolfish business, and knew It well from the wolfs standpoint. "1 said our dogs were no good. There was something about that wolf that made them fear. I had a dog at the home of my father miles away. The men said; ’This is no wolf; it's a devil. Your dog will be no better than the rest.’ “But I know my dog. 1 brougnt nun to the fold. For five nights we lay and watched together, but saw no wolf, and yet during the time three lambs were lost. “On the sixth night I lay on the ground looking down into a corner of the fold. The moon was full, and it was almost as light as day. In the corner of the fold where I was looking was a motherless lamb. My dog—Jim, I called him—was at my side. “I watched until my eyes ached, but finally I saw a shadow over beyond. Then the shadow took shape, for on a mound in the moonlight I saw a wolf the biggest so far as we know that this valley ever held. I knew then wlty our dogs had gone back on us, but I still believed in Jim. “Jim saw the wolf when I saw him, and his hair went up like bristles. That dog crawled away from me to the ene my. He know that this wolf was af ter that poor little motherless lamb, and to save that lamb he would try.” As Wilson went on with his story he moved toward the New Yorker. Even in the gloom of the nigßt the Eastern man could see the sheep herd er’s eyes gleam, and there was some thing cold at his heart. “I just stayed and watched,” said Wilson. “Jim went on and on. The wolf had his head up. He had located the lamb. What cared he for a dog? He had seen our dogs turn tail and run. “Jim kept on crawling. It was noth ing but a crawl. The wolf was very near the lamb.” As Wilson said this he was standing as though ready to spring. He was carried away with his story. “The wolf came nearer the lamb, and Jim got nearer, too. The wolf made one spring and Jim met him in mid air. In a second he had this wolf monster by the throat and had killed him. “Jim saved that lamb, and he killed the wolf. That’s why this is called Wolf Ranch.” The next morning at daybreak the New Yorker was striking back over the trail to the nearest railroad station. — Chicago Post. TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. Sort of Man Who Would Embody De mands of One Flock. “So you are not satisfied with your present minister?” asks the stranger. "Is he lacking in spiritual strength?” “No, but he is too old,” explains one of the congregation. “We want a young man,” says an other. “We want a good mixer,” asserts another. “A man who is not too strict about things," suggests another. "One who doesn't frown on smok ing, for instance,” adds another. “Or an occasional highball,” speci fics another. “Or a game of bridge, or hearts, or poker,” itemizes another. “Or a Sunday ball game,” mentions another. “He must know the latest stories,” declares another. “And the latest slang,” says anoth er. “He must not oppose theatres and dancing,” from another. “And he mustn’t claim that flirting is always wrong,” is the voice of an other. "He must dress attractively,” ob serves another. “I see, gentlemen,” the visitor speaks, interrupting a torrent of fur ther specifications. “I see. You can not help being dissatisfied with the old man who now holds your pulpit. He is a preacher. You don't want a preacher. You want a man who is a mixer and a talker and a story-teller and a card-player and a smoker and a sport and a dancer and a good dress er—or one who fills Borne of these re quirements and doesn't object if you fill the others. I know the man you want, but you can’t get him.” “Who is he?” asks the leading dea con. “He's a commercial traveler, and because he is all that you say your preacher should be he gets as much salary in a week as you pay your min ister in three months.” —Life. Subjective Drowning. The dentist's chair was tipped so far back that escape for the village seamstress, a lady of remarkable con versational ability, was impossible. Wads of absorbent cotton were tucked beneath her tongue, some patent ap pliance held her jaws apart, and all the lower half of her countenance ex cept one back tooth was concealed un der a decidedly damp rubber dam. The patient’s mouth was full of water, speech was impossible, and the poor, naturally talkative lady was suffering agonies of discomfort. The engrossed dentist paid no heed to her squirmings nor to the appeal in her eyes. Fortunately, however, the patient's hands were free. Groping in the reticule that hung from her belt, she brought forth paper and pen cil and wrote: "Help! Help! I'm drowning.”— Youth's Companion. Not a child is working in any cigar factory in New England Georgia Cullings Curtailed items of Interest Gathered at Random. Crack Regiment for Jamestown. Announcement is made from James town exposition headquarters that the Fifth Georgia Regiment will encamp at the exposition trout June 9 to 17, going direct trom Atlanta under com mand of Col. C. L. Anderson. * * * Negro Given Respite. A respite until March Ist has been given to Andrew Bell, colored, who tv as to have been nanged in Dublin last Friday, by Governor Terrell. Bell bad been convicted of the murder ot another negro. * * • Requisition Honored. Governor xiarris of Ohio has lion ored a requisition from Governor Ter rell lor the exxtradition ot Royal Dil ger, under arrest in Cincinnati. Dil ger is accused of stealing diamonds at Atlanta on January 22. Z. E. Ro wen, the Georgia agent, started at once for Cincinnati to secure his prisoner. * * * Charters Granted. Secretary of State Philip Cook has granted the following charters; Bank of Senoia, Ga., $25,0(H) capi tal; C. P. Phillips, W. J. Estes and other incorporators. The Farmers’ Mutual Insurance As sociation of Gordon county, a mutual lire insurance company, J. L. Hurt, F. L. Hicks and others incorporators. * * * Brother Thinks Moore Guilty. The preliminary hearing of Tom Moore for the murder of his brother, John, last ween, was postponed inde finitely at Waynesboro. It developed that his brother, A. H. Moore, believes Tom guilty of the murder and that the murdered man carried $6,000 in surance, instead of $3,000, and that was probaWy the motive for the mur der. * * • Reappointed State Depositories. Governor Terrell has re-appointed the following banks as state deposi tories : The Farmers’ Bank of Pelham, Douglasville Bank, Baxley Banking Company and Bank of Louisville for periods of four years from date; the National Exchange Bank, Augusta, for tour years from February 27, aim the Dublin Banking Company for four years from March 25. ■* * * New Ship for Fleet. Another steamship has been added to the Atlanta fleet by which Atlanta’s facilities as the greatest inland sea port in the country will be much bet tered. President H. M. Atkinson, of the Brunswick Steamship Company, or dcied the chartering of a steamship for the new service which has just been established between the Georgia port and the Cuban metropolis and the “Flora” was secured in New York Citv The new ship was built in Nor way. * * Bucket-Shop Bill to Be Tested. The applicability of tile Boykin an ti-bucketshop bill to the present mar ket exchanges, which have been in operation in Atlanta since January i, when the Boykin law became opera tive, will be tested when Solicitor Gen eral Hill will present the officers, agents and employes of the Atlanta commercial exchange, the Atlanta board of trade aud C. N. Anderson, a broker, to the grand jury on the charge of having violated the piovis ions of that; bill, which seeks to ab solutely prohibit speculation in market products on a margin, actual delivery not being contemplated in the con tract. * * * Governor After Delinquents. Governor Terrell has written to the three delinquent tax collectors and six delinquent receivers asking for an explanation as to why their bonds have not bteu filed with the comp troller general in accordance with the law which requires that they be filed on or before January 1 following their election. Unless the ooada aim forth coming the governor will shortly Is sue rules in each case giving then a short time within which, to re spond, in lieu of which their offices will be declared vacant and now elections called. m, * * Preacher in the Toils. R. L. Mann was placed in jail at Balnbridge a few days ago to await trial on a charge of stealing brass from the Stuart Lumber Company at Brinson and from the waterworks plant at Donalsonville. Mann was arrested at Donalsonville after a search warrant had been serv ed 'and about 500 pounds of brass found in his possession ready for shipment. Part of this was identified as that stolen from the locomotives of the Sluart Lumber Company. Mann professes to be a Holiness preacher and also claims to be a sorcerer. • • * Educators to Visit Cornell, The trustees of the state agricultu ral college at Athens will visit Cor nell University at Ithica, N. Y., for the purpose of securing plans lor the new agricultural institution of Georgia. Among those who vill make the trip will be Chancellor David C. Bar row' ,of the University of Georgia, and Colonel Thomas G. Hudson, commis sioner of the state department of agri culture. While in New York Chancel lor Barrow will deliver an address before the meeting of the alumni of Cornell University. The trustees will probably be away a week or ten days and during that time will study carefully the methods which are used by the university at Ithaca. As far as practicable these methods will be adapted to the policy of the state agricultural college. * •* # State Looks Like a Winner. From all indications it appears that the state will win its suit against the Tennessee Copper Company, in which it seeks to prevent the escape of sulphurous fumes that have dam aged so much property in the neigh borhood of Ducktown, according to a statement by Attorney General Hart. The final disposition of this case, which if won by the state will estab lish anew precedent in the courts, will he heard February 25th, in the United States supreme court. Volum ious evidence has been taken in the case and the testimony of experts will fill three thousand printed pages. * * * Paying Out Pension Fund. State Treasurer It. E. Park is pay ing out the state pension lund at the rate of something like $50,000 a day, and the entire $925,000 will have been paid out upon Pension Commissioner Lindsey’s warrants by the latter part of February. The state will probably lack $20,- 000 of paying the total pensions. From the number of pensioners who have already filed their claims and are drawing their pensions, the ap propriation of $860,000 will be with drawn before the last counties can re ceive their pro rata shares. It is thought that the deficit will proba bly include three counties, and the state will be placed in an embarrass ing position similar to that of last ..ear. Unless the state can borrow the money the pensioners of the last coun ties will be compelled to wait for their pensions until after the legis lature meets and appropriates an amount sufficient to cover the de ficit. * * * For Georgia Rivers and Harbors. The riyer and harbor appropriation bill reported to' he house by the committee on rivers and harbors will carry an appropriation aggregating $83,466,138. Of this sum $34,631,612 is appropriated cash to be available be tween July 1, 1907, and July 1, 1908, and $-18,834,526 is authorized for con tinuing contracts, no time limit being fixed as to when it shall be expended. This bill is a record-breaker in size, exceeding by many millions the amount allowed for river and harbor improvements in any congress. The Georgia items in the bill are: v-.a\ auuati, s3<A*,ooy casn, and $700,- ••'0 continuing; Brunswick harbor, l;-l6.650 cash and $350/00 continuing; Cumberland scun-1, Georgia a„d Flor ida. $75,000; Savannah v;yer below Augusta, S2<).OW; Oconee, Altamaha ;:d Ocmnlcce rivers, $60,000; inheie ■water rout' between Savannah, Ga., and Fcrnanriina, Fla, $30,000; Skidda way narrows, $35,000: Flint river. $25,- uOO: Chattahn.che river, Georgia and Alabama, below Columbus, $150,060; Coosa river, Georgia and Alabama, $50,000. NO LIBERTY TOR HALL MAN SIMS. Young Man Mho Stole $90,000 from an Atlanta Bank is Ketused a Pardon. A Washington dispatch says: G. Hallman Sims, who was sentenced to six years in the Atlanta federal pris on for embezzling ninety thousand dollars from the Capital City National Bank of Atlanta, while he was a clerk in that institution, has been denied a pardon. Advance for < *ix*v thousand. The sixty thousand textile workers of Philadelphia have been virtually assured an increase in wages of 10 to 15 per cent. This announcement is made by the Upholstery Manufactur ing company. The increase affects all branches of the trade. Zettlei? House, The best SI.OO a day house in the city. 253 Fourth Street, MACON, GA Mm. 4. L. Zettler, Proprietress BUY THE SEWING MACHINE Do not be deceived by those who ad vertise a $60.00 Sewing Machine for $20.00. This kind of a machine car be bought from us or any of our dealers from $15.00 to SIB.OO - MAKE A VARIETY. THE NEW HOME IS THE BEST. The Feed determines the strength or weakness of Sewing Machines. The Double Feed combined with other strong points makes the New Home the best Sewing Machine to buy. Write for CIRCULARS SiSI we manufacture and prices before purchasing THE NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE GO. ORANGE, MASS. 28 Union Sq. N. Y., Chicago, 111., Atlanta, Ga., tt, Louis, Mo., Dallas, Tex., San Francisco, Gal roa sale by DEATH CLAIMS 6EN. ALGER. United States Senator from Michigan and termer Secretary of Wor is No More. United States Senator Russell A. Alger of Michigan died suddenly at his residence in Washington at 8:45 o'clock Thursday morning, following an acute attack of oedema of the lungs, with which he was stricken shortly after 8 o’clock. Senator Alger attended the sessicr. of the senate Wednesday and remain ed in the senate chamber until about 4 o’clock, listening to the debate on the Brownsville affair. Senator Alger is survived by his widow and five children. When the president was informed of Senator Alger’s death, he addressed a note of condolence to Mrs. Alger and accompanied it with a floral offering. The formal announcement of (Sena tor Alger’s death was made to the army by Secretary Taft in the follow ing order; “The secretary of war announce? with deep sorrow the death of Horn Russell Alexander Alger, which oc curred on the 24th instant at his res idence in this city. “General Alger was secretary of war during the administration of Pres ident McKinley from March 5, 1897, to August 1, 1899, a period during, which the administration of the war department was brought into promi nence through its activity of the war with Spain, and the military opera tions in the Philippines that succeeded it. “Mr. Alger was patriotic, earnest and devoted to the interests of the army, and especially considerate of the welfare of the enlisted men. He was a gen tie, kindly man, with great confidence in his friends and associ ates and was much beloved by his subordinates. He was the subject of unjust criticism because of the lack of pieparedness for war when war came, although for this he was in no wise responsible. His record as a soldier in the civil war was long, useful and highly honorable. “Asa mark of respect to his mem ory it is ordered that all flags at the military posts be displayed at half staff on the day of the funeral.” The senate and house both adjourn ed when Senator Alger’s death was announced. WANTS tXPrttSSIOM iKOVI HOUSE. Tennesseean In'.roducrs Resolution Com mending President’s *ctn n. Kepresentative Sims, of Tennessee,, wants the house to get squarely on record in favor of the president for his action in dismissing the negro troops. Ke said in the house Satur day that by a unanimous vote of the Tennessee legislature the president’s course was endorsed and he had there lore introduced a joint resolution com mending the president in his position, in view of the resolution passed by the senate, neither admitting :.or de nying the president’s authority, be thought it proper that the house should express BILL KNOCKS OUT BUCKET SHOPS. Measure Passed in South Carolina Senate to Do Away with ivil. The South Carolina senate hasp passed a bill providing for the abol ishment of bucket shops l n the state. The same bill passed the house last year, but was killed in the senate. The vote was more than two to one in favor of the bill.