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TEMS CONCERNING HOME AND
OF HOME INTEREST.
Wtint the People Bo and Say—
I,Mile Hits of News and fios
sip tiatlieretl on the Wing.
Along the grassy fields, the plow
Is going, to and fro;
The plower makes an awful row,
With whoa, mule, whoa !
At every turn, the mule is bent
His cussedness to show;
As if he did not care a cent
For whoa, mule, whoa !
The robbins have arrived and the small
boy with his slingshot and shotgun is
Free advice to our young men: Do
not sit upon the stool of do-nothing aud
repine, but get up and hustle.
Bead the remomal notice of C. W.
Lewis, a« per ad. in this issue Give
him a call if you wish to be treated right.
McKissack & Co., want your cash
Some ot the short sighted farmers
sold all their cotton seed, and now they
most hustle to get some other fertilizer
or make no crop.
Who is it that shoots tire arms on the
streets at night, and what is it done for?
Somebody may get hurt by reckless
shooting in the dark.
As an antidote for chills, quinine and
whisky are now put in the same bottle.
That is to insure the at seut minded man
against forgetting the quinine.
Bring your pocket book when yon go
to McKissack k Co’s.
The papers will soon begin to bud and
blossom with sentimental spring poetry.
That is, if the fool killer does not get in
his much needed work pretty soon.
Our subscription list is not near as
long as we, wish it to be. Walk up.
gentlemen, plank down your/lollar and
take your county paper for one year.
The close season will soon be here,
when bird shooting will be prohibited
and our hunters are making the most of
the short time before the law takes el
Mr»KisfmckJ’& Co., don’t want
your credit trade.
Mr. J. C. Simpson is fitting up his
corner storehouse, aud under his super¬
vision it is needless to say things will be
in apple pie order when lie, is through
wit h the job.
We notice in several parts of towii
modest looking structures springing up
where none were before. The outlying,
waste places are building up and our
town is gradually spreading.
The pile of new lumber in front of t he
brick store just above us where the cot¬
ton seed crushed the floor into the cel
lar, indicates that some repairs and im
provements will soon be commenced in
McKissack & Co., will sell you stove
piping at 10 cents per joint.
Tuesday night we had one of the rains
that we read about but don’t have often.
There was a steady pour nearly the
whole night long, and the next morning
the streets were soaked and full of pud¬
dles. Enough water fell to make a crop
if properly distributed;
About this season of the year, when
farmers are busy and do not come to
town until obliged to, news is scarce and
our local columns are difficult to keep
full. If any of our friends hear of any¬
thing of interest, we will be under many
obligations if they will let us have it.
If you want good goods cheap, take
the cash to F. E. Sanders and you will
We do not wish to find fault unneces¬
sarily, but we do think there is a little
too much shooting of firearms within
the corporate limits by small boys, who
ought not to be allowed to handle guns.
Somebody is going to get hurt if this
indiscriminate shooting is not stopped.
We notice among other things that
the fire bell is still resting on the ground
and there is no cet tainty or regu larity
about obtaining water from tho hy¬
drants. To those who have no wells,
this water question is a serious one, and
great inc mvenieuce is caused from the
water being so often cut off.
We are glad to see that our citizens
are beginning to realize that they can
have job work done at home just as
promptly, neatly, and at as reasonable
prices as they can by sending off their
orders. They have made a move in the
right direction, and we hope we
scon have enough to keep our job press
running regularly, which is not yet the
On last Friday afternoon, Evalyn,
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Bell, after a protracted illness, passed
away. For weeks the little sufferer had
been sick, anil though all that loving
care and medical skill could suggest,
was done for her, and at times she ap¬
peared to improve, nothing could stay
the progress of the fever, which at
length ended the young life.
'•’he parents left Saturday morning
with the retrains, which were interred at
Woodlawn, Ala., ., the , former home , .
We know from experience what the
affliction is, and we offer our heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved parents in the
loss of their pretty, blight little girl.
The Muster had need of this sweet little flower,
To plant In His garden above;
Where, fairer than blooms from earth’s choicest
She’ll blossom and and grow in Ills love.
And when In the years that follow, He’ll call,
And hid those who linger, tocouie,
May father and mother, and brother and all
Who loved her, then meet her'at home.
We have a large stock of Stylish
Clothing which we have marked down
to actual cost. A rare opportunity to
dress well at moderate cost..
Vinson & CuiTpevpeu.
We are right on the line between
Georgia and Alabama aud we want our
friends who live in the latter state to
call to see us when they come to the
Fort. Many Alabamians do their trad¬
ing here and are interested in our town.
To all such we offer a cordial welcome,
and hope they will subscribe for the pa¬
per and keep in touch with us. Wo are
identified with them in many ways and
hope they will not forget us. Yoa know
where our courthouse is aud we are just
across from it.
IfetV Go to J. P. H. Brown to get
your Seed Irish Potatoes aud Garden
Seed, as the moisture has met and the
moon and Seven stars are now riglitj for
We made our final trip to Blnffton
Tuesday, brought up our better half and
family, and we, with all onr belongings,
are domiciled in the Fort. As to how
long our residence will continue remains
to bo seen, as it depends entirely upon
the support accorded the paper and the
good will of the people. Thus far our
prospects are bright, as we have met
with nothing but encouragement aud
good wishes, and we have no reason to
be doubtful about the future.
f&l?" Six good mules, and a good fam¬
ily buggy horse for sale cheap for cash
or oh time. Apply to
When we consider the pace at which
most young people go, we sometimes
wonder if t hey never tire. With the vis¬
iting, parties, socials and other amuse¬
ments it seems as if they would tire out.
But then, we have to look back hut a
few years and we can see ourselves run¬
ning tho same schedule. Young folks
will lie young in spite of everything,
and it is well, for old age creejis upon
them soon enough, at the best.
Onr full line of Dress Goods, which is
the most’elegant and complete in town,
is being offered at cost.
Vinson <fc Culpepper.
Some of our farmers complain that
if they make plenty of corn they can get
but forty or fifty cents per bushel for it
if they wish to sell, but what of it ? If
their cribs are full, are they not inde¬
pendent of the western markets, and
have they no hogs to raise or other
stock to feed ? If they could not dis¬
pose of a bushel of corn, if they make
what they need they are saved the ex¬
pense of buying, aud that is a big ltein
On Sunday last we heard a couple of
city drummers who were looking at the
new Methodist church building, express
tneir opinion regarding the edifice.
Both said that it was the handsomest,
most stylish looking church that they
had seen in their travels, and that it
would do credit to a much larger town.
Ot c< urse we knew this before, but it is
pleasant to have others thus express
Ward & Simpson, at the old stand of
Simpson, Ward & Chambers, have a car
load of fine mules for sale. This is the
closing out lot for the season, and far¬
mers in need of mules, would do well to
purchase at once.
Hard times and lack of money will
prevent people from investing and car¬
rying out enterprises, but nothing in¬
terferes with the marriage market. War,
pestilence and famine may come, but
when the notion takes them, the hoys
and girls will marry, let the consequen¬
ces be what they may. As the old song
goes: “I must, and 1 will get married,
for I’m in the notiou, now.”
The hurry and push of moving is
over with us, we are comfortably settled
j n 0 ur new quarters and we now invite
all of our friends aud all of the public
that lias auy business in our line to call
and see us. Onr town friends by this
time know where we are located, and
those from the country can easily find
us. Call on us, as we are always glad
to see you.
WHO COMES AND WHO GOES, AND
j WHEN AND WHERE.
rh« News of Kori finlnos Noeioty
Briefly Staled—linl liercd at
llte Home Fireside.
Miss Clifford Hightower, of Damas¬
cus. is among the most popular visitors
to the Fort this week. She is the guest
of hor „j 8tor Mis. G. I). Speight.
On Tuesday evening last, at tho resi¬
dence of the bride’s father, Miss Annie
May Crapps was married to Mr. James
Hobbs, both of this county. The Sen¬
tinel tenders congiatulations life and and wishes
the young couple long much
We venture to say our girls, as well as
all others, do not care a snap about what
the papers say condemnatory of high
lm's and big sleeves,- as they are now
worn on all occasions and at all places.
The girlH will do as they please about
this and and all other things, regardless
of comment, just as they do about chew¬
ing gum and lacing. What fashion and
inclination dictates is sure to bo fol¬
Runaway marriages arc not as com¬
mon just now as usual, but occasionally
a couple crosses over from Alabama and
joins hearts aud hands. A few days
since Mr. Milton and Miss Whitehead,
of Henry county, Ala., had the knot tied
and next day left for home. If it were
not for Georgia and her liberal marriage
laws, many an Alabama couple would
remain in disconsolate single blessed¬
Fort Gaines lias a number of bach¬
elors, young and middle aged, that we
protest have been living in single bless¬
edness long enough, and we think it is
high time each one of them had induced
some smart, pretty girl to take care of
their future wellbeing. An old bachelor
is one of the most pitiful of all human
beings, and we believe of them, realize it
but won’t acknowledge the corn. Some
that we know would make excellent hus¬
bands, or we are much mistaken.
An Oyster Nup|»er.
The young society men of our town
gave an oyster supper Thursday night,
complimentary to the visiting young
ladies. The supper was at the resi¬
dence of Col. C. V. Morris, and was
an elegant affair. The following
couples were present;
E. L. Peterson with Miss Mamie
Smith; Purd Brown with Miss Loo
Smith; C. W. Lewis with Miss Julia
Lightfoot; J. P. Sharp with Miss Hat¬
tie Lightfoot; 1). It. Lide with Miss
Estelle Tenuille; l. W. Culpepper with
Miss Clyde Holland; T. J. Lightfoot
with Miss Lillian Kelly; Ed Green
with Miss Cliff Hightower; B. F.
Gunn with Miss Pearla Sutton; Geo.
C. Brown with Miss Mary Kennon;
J. G. Brown with Miss Tracy Cohen;
T. S. Fordham with Misses Ilatlio
Foster and Annie Kennon.
As cotton is the one thing that our
people depend upon to any great extent,
the only commodity that is considered
good collateral, and upon which money
or merchandise can be procured, it is
strange that better care is not taken of
it. For days and days it lies in ware¬
house yards in all sorts of weather, and
to say the least of it, such treatment
cannot benefit it in the least. It is poor
economy not to keep it under shelter
Most if not all of the leading papers
agree that the South is the very best
part of the country just now, both for
the poor man and those who wish to in¬
vest. And this section is not behind
other parts of tho country in this re¬
spect. Energy and capital are all that
are needed to place our town in tho
front rank, and we would welcome the
day when both are applied as they
Whatever our melon planters intend
to do they are not doing much talking
about it, at least not in public, A good
deal of money has been made out of the
industry by some, while others have not
been so fortunate. When successful, it
is a good thing, especially as it brings
money here at a time when it is hard to
get hold of otherwise, and gives employ¬
ment to mauy, otherwise idle.
First quarterly meeting for the Fort
Gaines charge will be held at Fort
Gaines, Sunday and Monday, 27 aud 28
of January, instead of February 2 and 3,
as published J. B. McGeehee, in the Wesleyan E., Advocate. kindly
Dr. the P.
consented to make this change to pre¬
vent conflicting with other appoint
merits. W. D. McGregor.
(iicluimcd fr'r siglit.
The following unclaimed freight will
be sold for cash, on Saturday, February
16th, for freight aud charges;
4 Bundles G. B. Ends, 4 Bundles
Bails, 9 Dressers, 2 Washstauds, 1 box
Glass, 3 Bureau Frames.
W. E. Lightfoot, Propritor
Railroad A River Warehouse.
Just received the best line of Staple
Shoes I ever handled. Mens’, ladies’
and children’s. F. E. Sanders.
A Nocloty Kreni,
Tho young people of tho Fort are
famous for tlioir entertainments, but
tluit given to tlve visiting young Indies
by several of our society young meu at
the residence of Mrs. 0. W. Morris,
Monday night, was altogether the mosi
elegant affair of the season, A superb
supper was served and it was far into
the night when the lmppy participants
departed for their homes. The follow¬
ing couples were present:
Dr. It. F. (bum with Miss Deo Smith.
T. S. Fordhnm with Miss Mamie
G. (’. Brown with Misses Hattie and
E. A. Greene with Misses Clyde Hol¬
land and Lillian Kelly.
C. W. Lewis with Miss Hattie Foster.
J. G. Brown with Misses Tracy Cohen
and Pearla Sutton.
J. P. H. Brown, jr., with Miss Cliff
l)r. J. P. Sharpe with Miss Mary
I. W. Culpepper with Misses Pearl
and Jessie Brown.
len. T. J. Lightfoot withJMiss Laura Kil
Messrs. T. S. Fordhnm, Dr. J. P.
Sharpe, 0. W. Lewis, T. J. Lightfoot,
E. A. Greene and I. \V. Culpepper,
wore the promoters and managers of
the affair, and they fairly outdid them¬
selves in getting up an entertainment.
tliat*lias seldom been equaled anil never
been surpassed in our city.
We call attention to the ad. of (’apt.
W. M. Speight in thisj issue. (.’apt,
Speight whoiesoulod is one of our enterprising,
citizens, has been identi¬
fied with our town and its interests for
many years and is reliable in every
respect. Patronize him and he will
treat you right.
Clever Luke Hurst tells the people
in his ad., what he can do for them in
the liquor line Luke is one of our
most popular bar men. has a bigtrrde,
knows exactly what bis customer need
and is certain to furnish what they
want. Head what he has to say and
give him a call.
Some people seem to act according to
tho advice given by an old man to bis
son. It is as follows: ‘ Get money, Tom;
honestly, if you can, but get money.”
And it is really, like Toodle's coffin, “a
good thing to have about the house,”
but wIkui it is set up ns an idol to fall
down before and worship, it becomes
more of a curse than ii blessing.
Speculators try to turn everything
into profit for themselves just as they
did about the freeze in Florida. Tt was
bad enough, but they made it out a hun¬
dred fold worse than the reality, of
W. M. SPEIGHT
Is still in the old Corner Building dealing out
Choice Family Groceries.
The stringency and poor collections has forced him to
adopt the CASH SYSTEM. Call and see him when in need
of anything in his line, and rest assured that you will get the
IVorth of your Money ! -
JNoui For The NeuI SJee* 7
I am still in the market with my usual splendid stock
Dry Goods, Fancy Good
Will sell strictly for CASH, but at pric* 1 '
A. M ’
In : New t Quarters
j HEW LINE OF GOODS!
| 1 have moved into the store on Wash¬
ington street, recently occupied by
T. M. Porter, next door to T. L.
Farmer. I especially call the atten¬
tion of the ladies to the following
articles - :
Sliced Pine Apple, leaded
Pi nr A pple. lies
Cocoa nut, Canned Ap
pies. Peaches, Tomato el
Tripe, Roast .Mutton
Coin in f>iu River Sa lmon
Grou nd Pepper, Allspice, 0 •'■■jp
Gixger, Nutmeg, Cinna ,
mon, Mace, Cloves, Ex
tracts , Warner's S a f e
Yeast, Mustard, Macar
rout. CornllStarch, Bak¬
1 also have a lot of Currants, Dates,
Unisitis, Etc., left over from the hol¬
iday trade which I will sell very
cheap. ('all and see me.
C. W. LEWIS.
Cl? ’Washington St root.
If OMFJG H*-
Tlie clever Fish and Oyster man,
has moved, and is now located be¬
tween the postfflee and/!'. M. i Brown.
He has always on hand a supply of
CO J -*3 CO J ers
Give him your trade, for he will
always treat you right.
N otioe !
(■KOUllIA (lay Comity:
Notico Is hereby given I hat from nncl after this
date nil advertisements of the Sheriff and Ordi¬
nary of clay county will appear tu this paper, Tins
Four Gainks Hkntinrl.
.1 T. MoAI.MKTKK, Hheftff,
It. T. FOOTE, Ordinary.
January 1, 1895.
UKOIWHA C'lav Countv.
To all whom it may concern: Wm. J. Greene
basin due form applied to Ilia undersigned for
permanent letiers of administration on the estate
of John s Watson, late of said county, deceased,
and I will pass upon said application on the flrst
Mondir" in February, 18115. Given under my hand
and oftlcittl signature, this 7th day of January 1895.
4t it. T. FOOl’E, Ordinary.