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THE WILSON TARIF F BILL.
lhe Republicans like Mr. Cleve
land's silver notions very much and
when he was disagreeing with some of
the party on this subject, ihey said,
“Behold, a man indeed,” but now thc>
are squalling “false” since he struck
the tariff of which he is the heart of i he
Democrats. The measure agreed on
means cheaper clothes, cheaper plows
aud hoe*, cheaper iron ties and twine,
cheaper coal and cheaper sugar. But
iron t aps the climax. There is no kind
of a tool or instrument ucd by labor,
in agricultural pursuits, manufactur
ing or in the sciences aud arts, tHat
does not contain some iron. It is the
greatest matei ia! gift to man. A pro
tectionist Democrat and a female man
is hard to find, on this one measure at
least. The party is a unit.
Hjn Jefl D • vis was once arr< ste*
in Atlanta charged with being *
The most voluminous incompress
able paper ever emanating from the
sacerdotal sanctum san forum and ot
unexceptional caligrapby is the mes
sage. But it is the target of sacreli
gious cajolers, whose ultimatum is a
We aie going to got out a Christmas
edition next issue, and if you desire to ad
reitbe in it, you will plesse send in your
copy by Monday of next week. The issue
w ill be an eight page paper in pink, and
we will issue 1600 copies. Now is your
chance to re. p a harvest of good at 'small
Pat Mehan ia now on trial at A
lanta for the murder of Ribt Mc-
Bride, in that citv some time ago.
Ii will be remembered that Mehan
shot Mcßride near the entranced
lha car shed, in that city, giving a*
his reason that Mcßride insulted
his wife. The jury was drawn Tues
day and the tri tl is now in pi ogress.
There is $1 204 172 06 in the banks
belonging to the state, and for
which the state gets no interest, and
yet the teachers, or the people, have
to do without their money all the
year. The co <.mittee of investiga
tion has humanely reccommendeo
that the teashers be paid quarterh
with this surplus, instead of letting
it lie idle. We should smile.
Governor Llew*-lvn, ot Kan**
has forbid the arresi of harmh
tramps, saying that, ii is t.o < rin •
to be poor aid out of work. H
states that he was i tramp in 1865
and loafed the streets ot Chicago i
starch of work and intimates t’na
he was a-* good then as now. \V
would like to see a book entitle*
“The Tramp of’6s is the Governs
of ’93.” It would demonstrate t *•*
possibilities of poor men in oui
A WILEY THIEF.
Sheriffs Beruchamp and Craw
ford picked up a soq of Ham b'
the nefarious name of Bad Burt
Benton, called bv some B. B. B.
He seems to be a tripple thief. He
6toie a wagon from Tom Weaver, o
Henry county, who is charged with
theft and now under bend for th*
crime B, B. B, did, and barnes
from anothei negro and a bale o'
cotton from Tarpley. about a mon I
since. He did the same ir. Newtoi
county. Stealing a mule from one
man. a wagon from another and *
bale of cotton from the third. Be
sides he stole $175 from a Mr. Ai
ken, of Newton county. He has
served one four year’s sentence in
the chaingang and will go again but
if Sheriff L. O. Wright had not
heard from a crowd of citizens by
tho wayside Fiiday morning, h*
would not have bothered folks her*
anymore. Sheriff Wright left her*
with him, but when he was near
Worthville, he heard what was
ahead and came back to Jackson,
waited for the train and carried the
rascal by Atlanta.
RACE HORSES BLESSED.
Strange Ceremony Preceding the Annual
Turf Events In Sienna.
Twice each summer, in July and
August, the horse race, or “palio,”
and mediaeval procession take place
in the piazza at Sienna. The “pa
lio” (so called from the banner given
as a prize), which has been run an
nually since 1650 —with very few
modifications—is really a contest be
tween the different districts of the
town. These districts are called
“contrade,” and each of these at the
race is represented by nine or ten
men an mediaeval costume and a
Each horse entered for the race
must first receive a benediction at
the parish church of its contrada a
few hours before it runs. The
church doors are thrown open that
all who wish to see the ceremony
may enter, and in the sacristy are
shown, hung on walls, the “palii”
won by the contrada at former
races, some of them a couple of cen
The priest stands waiting at the
altar. All eyes are turned to the
door for the entrance of the horse.
Possibly he deems it “an honor to
which lie was not born,” for it is
only after much clattering of hoofs
and plunging that he can be coaxed
to enter and is led up to the high al
tar. Thus he stands surrounded by
the company of the contrada in full
costume, the jockey, helmet on head,
the captain in full armor, standard
bearer, drummer and pages. It is
the nlost curious sight one can im
agine in a church, the horses stand
ing meekly before the altar and
those brilliant costumes grouped
There is a moment’s hush; then
the priest steps forward and sprin
kles the horse with holy water, reads
a few words of blessing in Latin and
sprinkles him again. The spectators
give a lusty shout, and the horse is
led triumphantly out.
By half past 6 p. m. the piazza is
crammed with people of all sorts and
conditions, and the balconies and win
dows of the houses, decorated with
brilliant draperies, are crowded. At
the third gun fire the course is
cleared by mounted carabineers, and
the procession enters the piazza.
First comes the town hand in plain
modern dark blue uniforms, cocked
hats, with white plumes, playing as
it marches; a pause, and then some
eight or nine heralds trumpeting
gallantly—they are in costume, as ia
all the procession. Then pass the
“contrade” one by one, each in a
different costume of * the middle
ages. Each one has its emblem
such as dragon, snail, goose, wood,’
wolf, owl, etc.—represented on their
costumes, flags, armor and horse
trappings. The jockeys, in costume
and wearing the helmet, ride. The
captains and their companies go on
The horses are ridden without sad-
dle or stirrups, and as they file out
from under the archway of the pa
lazzo an official gives each jockey
his nerbo. This is a whip made of
ox sinew, and it is permissible dur
ing the race for a rider to strike his
rival jockeys and horses with this
formidable weapon—a remnant of
middle age brutality. Woe to the
man who gets struck across the face
with it. The jockey hats, now worn
n place of the helmets, are of metal,
painted, to .rd the head against
the blows, i > horses are at the start
ing point, the signal is given, and
they are off—a good start. Selva, or
Wood, is the favorite and leads from
the first. We fear he will never keep
up the pace, but he does, and in the
second round he is still ahead. The
othjr nine horses are well together,
the jockeys belaboring right and left
with their nerbi. The people are ex
cited to the highest pitch. The noise
is deafening, for these peasants have
sturdy voices. Even the strangers,
who have come to see the spectacle
and care not one jot which contrada
wins, are constrained out of sympa
thy to shout too. In the third round
Selva has more than held his own
and comes fully two lengths ahead
amid enthusiastic applause.
Instantly after the race the win
ning jockey is surrounded by police
men, who protect him till his com
pany has time to rally round him,
and there is good need of it, for the
partisans of the beaten contrade are
hot blooded and violent in their dis
appointment and would scarcely let
their victorious rival escape sound of
limb if they had a chance to get at
him. —London Ilustrated News.
“Do you die contented?” was asked
by a minister of a citizen whose
earthly accounts were being bal
“You believe that you will receive
a crown above?”
“Do you believe in the resurrec
“Don’t know, parson,” and be
“But why are you happy?”
“Because I have taken advantage
of the three days of grace.”
“His mind is wandering,” said the
“No, I’ll be blamed if it is. You
see, I have a note in bank. It is due.
By the time the three days’ grace ex
pire I will he dead. Oh, let me
“But can’t they go on your secur
“He’s dead. Oh, let me laugh
Shingiss—How’s trade, Dinwiddie?
Dinwiddle —Light, decidedly light.
Shingiss (with malice aforethought)
—But I thought you were in the
heavy casting business.
Dinwiddie—No. Quit that two
months ago. I’m in the feather
trade now.—Pittsburg Chronicle-Tel
A Pert Younjj Princess.
The English royal children when
young were attended in illness by
old Dr. Brown of Windsor. Prob
ably on account of the unpalatable
doses he gave them the doctor was
not popular with the little princes
and princesses. They accordingly
took great delight in calling him
“Brown,” to the utter ignoring of his
title and also the great indignation
of their royal mamma. The queen
took them apart on one of these oc
casions and said that the next one
who offended in that way should be
dispatched to bed. Dr. Brown came
soon again. The little princess royal
knew he was coming. She also knew
that her mother had meant what she
said. It had no deterring effect. She
walked into the room and promptly
“Good morning, Brown. Good
evening, Brown. lam going to bed.”
And to bed she went before any one
had a chance to send her.—New York
Noses and Months to Order.
A “doctor” in this city, who beau
tifies the feminine face by making
dimples to order, on being ques
tioned by a reporter, explained that
nose straightening went with dimple
making, just as hair cutting went
with shaving, and the business also
included mouth ensmalling. He re
marked that any one coming into the
world blessed with a turned up nose
or a large mouth was not in this age
of progress excusable for letting it
remain in its deformed state. He
could reduce the mouth from a
large size to the merest rosebud or
straighten a turned up nose until it
looked severely classical. —San Fran
A Royal Accomplice.
One day when Francis I was in
his chapel attending mass with sev
eral of -his noblemen, a well dressed
pickpocket went and stood behind
the cardinal of Lorraine and ab
stracted his purse, but unable to do
this without the king perceiving it
he put up his finger to intimate that
the latter should keep silence. The
king took it for a practical joke and
said never a word. But after the
service he asked the cardinal what
he had done with his purse. The
prelate not being able to find it was
very much annoyed and took the
king to task, who greatly enjoyed
the fun, and at length ordered the
purse to be restored to the cardinal.
The thief did not, however, come
forward, and the king discovered too
late that he had been tricked.—Jour
nal de Roubaix.
Some years ago a London surgeon,
by using the sun’s rays, succeeded in
removing a wine mark from the face
of a lady and also succeeded in de
stroying a malignant growth with
the same remedy. The wound healed
readily, and up to the time the article
was published there had been no
symptoms of the disease returning.
—Jenness Miller Monthly.
WE TOLD YOD SO !
We told you We would become the Leading Store in
We told you We would Astonish the Natives in prices,
Styles, etc , etc.
We told you We would lead and let others follow.
We told you When we started w T e would “get there
with both fed”
WE’YE DONE IT.
‘ v o t>H ui W’ > ides.
“We told you so’ baigains.
‘We told you so” opportunities.
WE TOLD YOU SO !
FARM YARD MANURE.
Can you give me an analysis of farm
yard manure. J. B. T. Jonesboro.
No two samples of farm yard manure
are exactly of the same composition.
The manure ’alue depending very much
on the feed used. For example where
cotton seed meal has been used the ma
nure will run very high in nitrogen or
ammonia. The following analysis by
Dr. Yoelcker may be considered as rep
resenting a fair average.
Soluble selica, (selicic acid.) 24 lbs.
Ammonia, (actual orpotential.)ls 2-5
Phosphate of Lime. 13 7-10
Lime. 23 7-10
Magnesia. 3 1-10
Soda. 1 2-5
Common Salt. 6-10
Sulphuric Acid. 2 1-3
Water. 1323 2-5
Wpod, Fiber, etc. 579
Will you please give me the analysis
of tobacco stems and how to use them as
H. E. 1., Savannah, Ga.
Tobacco stems will be found excellent
as a fertilizer, especially on soils defi
cient in potash aud under plants such as
potatoes and other vegetables requiring
an abundance of potash. An average
analysis of the stems would run 2 per
cent nitiogen, one-half per cent phos
phoric acid and six to seven per cent pot
ash. As they can often be purchased
very cheaply, as a source of plant food,
they should receive the consideration of
every farmer, and especially truckers
near towns and cities from which they
can be secured. They can be rendered
more quickly available and effective by
composting them with fermenting horse
Is crab grass au annual or perennial,
and at what time should it be sown?
L. M. P., Locust Grove.
Crab grass is an annual. We have
never known it sown as there is no need
of this. On ploughed land there is al
ways enough seed in the land to produce
a good crop. If the land is poor it
should be manured. Should a crop of
w’eeds come up give it a second or even
a third ploughing. If the summer is
wet a crop can be secured after small
This grass is very nutritious and ad
mits of several cutting on good land.
EXCESSIVE SWEATING OF HORSES.
I have a horse that sweats very much
under the least exertion. Can you give
me a remedy? M R. V.
Clipping has been recommended.
There is no drug that would be of any
What is the breeding age in pigs?
H. S. S.. Mt. Vernon.
The breeding age is from seven to
eight months in sows and from six to
eight in boars.
The grub worm—The larva of the
common May beetle—lives in the ground
three years eeriing on the roots of
grasses, and, of course, those of cereal
crops. The third year they issue as per
fect beetles and lay their eggs in mead
ows, and also in lands containing cereals.
Plowing the soil and turning in hogs is
one remedy. It is said* a thorough sum
mer fallow will destroy them. Yon can
neither trap nor poison them. It is im
possible to grow a crop of strawberriee
where these grubs abound.
On last Tiips< ay morning, at 9
o’clock, al I lie residence of Mr. C. G.
nell, oi il b lily, 10 Miss Eunice Car
michael, of Atlanta, and Mr. F. G
| Shelton, of Atlanta, we’*e joined in he
only bans of matrimon*, Rev. J. 11.
The ceremony w*= a ver\ impreess
iv*- nut*, anti only tin* immebiatefriends
n the happy com pie were present
The parlor was beautifully decorat
ed for the occasion, and the presents
were numerous and handsome.
The groom* Mr. Shelton, is a rising
young business man, of Allanta, of
sterling worth, and highly cultivated
educational advantages, while the
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A Carmichael of Atlanta, Ct. , and is a
young lady ofsuperlativcqualities a nd
The bride was attired in a neat trav
eling costume, and im in and atcy af *r
the ceremonc, the bappv cou la left
on the 6:37 ttriu for Atlanta,: heir (u
tun* home. Our congrat dati t•> are ;
exten d< and
We thank the patrons of Jackson In
stitute for their hearty support and co-op
e atioc during the past term. We have a
high regard for that noble, loyal spirit that I
has chaiacterizcd so many good men and i
women in their efforts to build up the j
school. Your reward will come in seeing
your town prosper and your own business
grow and increase as it has never done !
Meu all over the state are saying, ‘*ln
this age of progress I ma t educate rnv
children, where can I find a good sebum?”
Aly fellow citizens, we must be able to
point with pride lo Jackson Institute and
say, “There is the best school in the
lo see Jackson Institute prosper is to
see your town prosper, for her name, such
as she is making, will induce men to come
here when nothing else would.
A beautiful residence on College street
is nearing completion now on account of
the fac l that the owner wants trie advan
tages of the school.
If our citizens would see their children
grow iui* n ble, sturdy men and accom
plished, n'-bl minded women they must
g've them that naming to be bad in such
a school as we are trying to make of Jack
Give the school your encouraging words,
your energetic efforts, your hearty co
operation and support it another term as
you have in the past and we promise you, if
the combined efforts of an appreciative
faculty can avail anything, you shall have
no cause to ever regret or recall one tingle
thing said or dons in behalf of Jackson
Jas. C. Blasingamk.
Iu order to redllc our stock for the
purpose of disolutioo we offer our
stocx ot buggies, hacks, *ur-ey* and
harness ; also horses, inares.and mules
for saie at the lowest possible price
for cash or good notes. Come at once.
We will have a car of fresh Kentucky
mules next week.
Thornton & Hootex.
Jackson : : : : : Georgia.
Spring Term Begins Jan. 1894
RATE OF TUITION:
Primary Classes, per term, : : $6,50
IntermediatJ and Collegiate C!a:s'-s, term, $9 50
Art Lessons* per month, : $2.50 to $.3.00
Music, vocal or instrumental, per mo. s3*oo
Parents, do you want your bov3 and girls biought up to the
highest possible perfection of manhood and womanhood ? If so
you musl have the rtry best teachers to help you. We have
them in the Jackson Institute.
Not a chool in Georgia is more thorough, systematic, or better
Mo't excellent advantages offered in Art, Music, Elocution and
Oratory. The tuition is as low as you could ask. Board can he
had at from ten to twelve dollars per month. Catalogue and all
information cheerfully sent on application
A DDK E?R
JAS. C. B LASING A Mh',
fv ' l46m President of JACKSON KTITUTt
BICKERS A BYARS,
We hereby return our thanks to the people of Jackson and sur
rounding country tor the liberal patronage they have given us during
the present year, and now beg leave to call your attention to a few of
the goods that we are now receiving for the Christmas trade. To the
ladies, we will say we have Currants, (Jillon, liaisins, London Layers
and Seedless, Cranberries. Grated Pine Apple and Cocoanut, Nuts, Stick
and Fancy Candies, Mince Meat and many other things in this line
that are Fresh and Good, and we cordially inyitethem to call and see
our line, It will certainly bo our pleasure to show you what we have
and we will oo our best to sell you what you want at prices ?■• low as
any house in town,
To the boys we will say we know that you want to make a: *■' ac - •
Christmas and we are fixing up to help you out. We it ;t'. you to
come and see our line ot fireworks. We will have fire cracke: - caovi
crackers, rockets, Roman candles, whistling bombs, and other things in
ti is line and will fit you up for Christmas in first class style*, Fycv will
give ua a call. Come to see u? boy* and bring along papa, n- .mma. arT y
broiher and sister, and we will seli you what yon vant h c‘>eap v* any
deab-r in town.
For the little folks, we have toy , lolls and animal < . wheeK VV<*
have a lull lit.e ef canned goods, or ekers, tobaecoea, cigars co T*. h
fresh and cheap. Our fruits, cons sting or apples, oranges and ’ ; < -
•*r< a* good cip the market will afford. We wish to call special a ti:
*i our oranges which w. having picked, packed and shipp i >1
stom, fresh from the Florida groves. We can give you the 1 u
'hat can be had here cheap, and great reduction will be mad> .b
wanting h b<x We are closing out our shoes at prices licit vil .]i ■
von goont, if ve- can fit,you.
We will have fresh fish almost any day in the week
Raymond Gilmore is with us and will he pleased to h v - nis trie ds
call and see him. Mr, VV. L Plunkett, of our town, and Mr. George
Gilmore, of Flovtila, will tie with us during Christmas, and they will
oe glad to have their friends call on them.
Tha king our friends for the patronage given us this year, and ask
ing a continuation ol the same, we cordially invite those Who have no
given us their trade to call and s*e us on Third street, first door in r**ar
of Hitct*iiiß* Hardware Store. Wishing vou a good time Christmas
and a prosperous new year. Wc ate votirs,
Bickers & Byars.
J o kaori. Ga .December, 1893
There will be two marriages at tlie
Morrison House this month.
Meals at twenty five and forty
cents at Edwards & Jester’s
Mr Steve Kir.ard says lie is bound
to get married by January Ist.
Act 1 /he name of this a sociatinn
shall be The Farmers Union
.4ct 2. It> membeisbip shall be com
posed only o farmers, or those whose lai
gest interest are iu farms and farming, ex
cept when it may be deemed advisable to
employ some pet sou in a clencd capacity.
.det 3. The division ot the profit shall
be made on a basis of the amount of pat
ronaae received from each member, pay
ing only interest upon capital for its use.
Act 4. The voting power of each mem
ber shall be equal regardless of the amount
of stock held, or the amount of patronage
Act 5. It fchall be the polic\ of the
Uni >n to i crease the capital stock yeaily,
after the ten thousand is paid up.
Act 6. This constitution can be chang
ed omy by a two thirds' vote of the whole
iStaTi-: of ijtEoegia ( To the Superior
i ounty of Butt*. Court of'said county.
The petition of James A. King, j, W.
McMicbael, John A. Pitman, A C. Ve
l andiess, Wilson iSmitb, R. W. Mays and
all other members of the F rmers AHi
ance of Butts county, Geo gia; who are in
good standing on the rules, regulations,
and h -laws piecCtibed; respectfully show
Iht ey and their associates desire to be
incorp truied undei an J by Jhe name of the
Farmers Union for the term of twenty
years with the privilege of renewal at the
expiration of said tune, with the power to
sue and be sued, to hold aud purchase
property, both real and personal, to have
and use acommon seal, and alt other pow
ers usually granted to like corporations.
2he object of said corpora-ion is finan
The business your petitioners propoes to
conduct is a geneial mercantile, manufac
turing warehouse, and commission busi
ness with our principle office in the to vn
of Jackson, county and state aforesaid,
with the privilege of daing busine** in any
county in said. sate aud other states.
Tne capital stock of said company wiil
be ten thousand dollars, divided into four
hundred shares of twenty five dollars each,
with the privilege of increasing said
, capital stock to one hundred thousand J >l
j l ,rs.
That no stockholder shah he liable t>*r
any debt, or obligation whatever f said
! coip<*raton, except their unpaid stock,
j Petitioners a k that they- be permitted to
begin busine-s when ten per cent of said
capital s'o kis paid in.
I Petitioners ask that they be empowered
to make such rules, regulai oi;b aud by
laws not in conflict with the constitution
and laws of the state of Georgia, that shall
;be binding upon the stockholders. Y >ur
petitioners ask that they be permitted to
issue investment bonds and stocks and
levy and sell bonds and stocks and other
securities and charge a commission for
Wherefore your petitioners pray that an
oider may he granted in term* of the law
investing and collecting them and their
successors.in office with the corporate au
uhority aud power above mentioned-
And your petitioners will ever pray, etc.
It t y & Rat,
Pr * and A ttys.
I do certify that the mug is a true
opv of the original ■ oi 'or charter
now on file in my of!i< - -'his December
4, 1893. JosEci,- ' nil, C. S C.
McEiree’3 Wine of Cardu!
and 7HEDFCRD’S BLACK DRAUGHT ar
for sale by the following merchants in
J. W. Lee &Son. Jackson,
\tn<nd a Moon, Jackson,
R G. B r y ns <fe Cos, Jackson,
W. L. Carmichael, Jackson,
.A. Wright Indian Spring,
A. F, White & Cos. Flovilla,
J. G. Kim bell, Jenktnsburg,
M. Cain. Towaliga,
D I. AF. M. Kmard, Tovralig*
G. L.* Washington, Worth vile.