BMS COUNTY GAZETTE,
PUBLISHED BVEKY WEDNESDAY AT
HOMER, - - - GEORGIA.
Banks County Publishing Cos.
T. O.*RORIE, - - - Editor
One year - SI.OO
Six months - - - .50
Write the news. Write plainly, and
give proper names correctly. We will
correct improper spelling, and punclus
Notices of marriages, deaths, agri
cultural aDd educational matters.
Church and Sundaysehool work are
Entered at the Pestoffice at Homer,
Ga., as second-class mail matter.
Homer, Ga., Wednesday, Oct. 1.
We met our geod friend, Hon. H.
C. Tuck in the classic city last Fri
Many a youth has ruined himself
by forgetting his identity and trying
to be somebody else.—Good house
The fundamental facts of the gos
pel must be preached over and over
again—constantly iterated and reit
iterated. They form the soul and
substance of every gospel sermon.
The Psalmist prayed, “Restore
unto me the joy of thy salvation.”
Would it not be well for ns all often
to repeat this petition? A joyless
religious life is without power. It is
only when our souls exult in God
that we can do great things for him.
I say you might as well send a man
out in the darkness to gather flowers
on yon sunnp hill-side as te ask poe
try of an age when faith and hobe
and charity are rudely thrust aside by
the hard, mailed hand of doubt. Yea,
the blind man may gather some few
flowers as the night.goes by, but he
will gather weeds and thistles and
poisonous plants as well. We have
gathered some few sweet flowers of
song py the long, long road that
reaches hack to humble Bethlehem,
but we have gathered -weeds; much
that is worse tean weeds. —Joquin
What grown people keep concealed,
children often let out in their sim
psii 1! )y A striking illustration of
this a| sometime ago in a
Sunday scnool. A teacher had been
telling the class the story of the rich
man and Lazarus, when he asked the
question: “Now, children, which
would you rather be, the rich man or
Lazarus ?” A litfle boy spoke out
and said: “I would rather he the
rich man while I live, and Lazarus
when I die.” If we ar - e not mistaken,
that is about the sentiment of a large
number of people. They want to
roll in the luxury of the rich man
while living on earth, and then be
carried on angels’ wings to heaven.
But the master says: ‘Ye cannot
serve God and mammon.” That’s
one of the moral impossipilities.
“Who are the really great artists
of this country?” asks an art journal.
Well, it seems to us that the men
who make the picture of a third-class
summer hotel, built on the side of a
dusty road, look like a fairyland
palace set in paradise, are really en
titled to that distinction. We would
also like to enter in the competition
the men who can make an ordinary
stuffp parlor-car look like a magnif
icently furnished drawing-room about
40x100 feet in dimentions. We have
all gazed on such pictures when con
sulting the time-tables with reference
to the summer vacation. But if we
had ever occupied one of these cars,
we recognized the imaginative power
of the artist.—Tribune.
There are few accomplishments of
greater value than to be able to write
in good English a brief communica
tion for the public prints. The num
ber of people that can do it well is ex
ceedingly small. Many men who
talk clearly and intelligently seem to
become confnsed and muddy as soon
as they unaertake to put their thoughts
on paper. What is the cause of this
fact? Very often it is the result of
negligence. The habit of dashing off
what one has to say, witnont due
forethought or proper care, begets an
inability for concise and accurate ut
terance. We warn our yocng read
ers to beware of falling into this sloth
ful method of composition. By an
inevitable reaction it enfeebles and
otherwise damages the intellectual
Every thing around seems to be
moving on very well at present. Peo
ple are picking cotton as fast as they
can, for foddering is about over.
Mr. Rufus Moss will soon have his
beautiful residence completed.
Our Sunday school at Leatherwood
is not prospering very well at present.
I think they have gone into winter
quarters before it gets too cild to
erect their tents,
If you want to be honored by hav
ing your name used in public just
visit the nearest church to this place
and they will take your name at once,
for they have men for that business.
I saw that your correspondent
at Hollingsworth has been tfying to
shoot his great gun with his dry
powder, but Limberjim says that if
he is speaking of him he will say that
his powder may he wet, but he always
pms shot before it.
I thought the census enumerator
had finished his work, but I notice
that your writer from Hollingsworth
was keeping up with all new comers.
There is a great many pretty girls
about here and The boys look very
Jiard at them.
Miss Tran Massey is one of our
smartest and prettiest girls at Leather
We are glad to have your paper
in our home, for it is splendid, and
we wish it great success. M.
I saw in your paper of September
24th that your correspondent at
Hollingsworth and his friends had
been trying to find my home, but
instead of finding my home he treed
me up a gum stump, and I will as
sure him that there is no raccoon
up it. He spoke of me signing my
name “Limbergim,” but I saw he
was ashamed to sign his name, and I
don’t blame him.
The Hollingsworth writer seems to
think he is a cetacevus animal. I will
admit he is a staver sure enough
from the way he sailes, hut I guess he
has caught the influenza caugh from
the way he throws out the phlegm, or
else he has the morose, that makes
him foam so. I noticed that he
spoke of having several diseases. I
expect he caught them while lying
out trying to find Oakgrove. He said
he could straddle the gum stump and
I don’t dispute it, for I thhik he has
the spraddles already. I guess he is
the man that swallowed the whale as
the old lady said, hut he has not
vomited up any thing yet as any body
He spoke about the Oakgrove writ
er hearing a noise, that so if he heard
any thing it was a noise, for that
is about all the Hollingsworth writer
ever does. As for the “duck quack
ing” and the Oakgrove writer hearing
it, I suppose that so for the duck that
quacks so never get far away he
stays near enough for nearly every
body to hear him. I think he roosts
down about Hollingsworth. As for
getting out, yon know that there is
no trouble to get out, especially when
the gate is wide open.
To see him in his gigantic form
he' looks like a gypsy or more like a
giraffe he is one of the men you read
of. We are glad he has such a stock
of religion on hand, but I suppose it
is his first, and it is very apt to cause
such, as he has not attained a sound
mind after such an over gorge. I see
he is good in prayer, he had better
call on his near friend at Hollishgs
Miss Mary Harrison died last
Thursday. Drs H. P. Quiliian and
Hardman was her physician.
Mr. M. S. Mize has a fine crop of
The Gazette is a bout the best
paper that we know of.
Mr. J. (J. Mize and his children
pick nine hundred pounds of cotton
a day. He has out eight bales.
We had a fine club Saturday night
and will have a finer one a month
from now. We want all that can to
come out and join us. Wo will have
All Arp needs is fair weather. The
cotton patches are as white as a
Pickett at Homer, Ga.
Mr. Pickett, the fatherless and
motherless candidate for representa
tive of the ninth congressional dis
trict, made a speech at Homer, Ga.,
on Tuesday, September 15th, but he
failed to leave any lasting impression
on the minds of our people. The
most of Mr. Pickett’s speech was a
general tyranical abuse of Mr. Winn,
our people’s candidate. Mr. Pickett
made a general monkey of himself,
for he just told one little frivolous
joke after another, and put himself in
all manner of shapes, and disfigured
his countenance by blairing his eyes,
etc., which was all unbecoming for a
As I called Mr. Pickett the father
less and motherless candidate in the
outset I shall hold it good, for this
reason: We have but the two parties
in this country, so, you see, Mr. Pick
ett brought himself into existence as a
candidate. We don’t know of such
a party as the independent democrat
ic party. We frequently hear of it
but it does not exist. The so-called
independent democrats are nothing
more nor less than republicans That
is the way we take them in this part
of the country.
Mi-. Pickett received very little en
couragement in our county. While
he was cheered several times during
his address it was not because he
was the choice of the people, but be
cause the people had to laugh at his
jokes and cheer him at his own ex'
pense. W hen Mr. Picket got through
with his speech the people yelied for
I think by the time Mr. Pickett
gets through with this race he will be
picked so clean it will take him about
three years to become full fledged, so
he will not be in the next race. Mark
what I tell you.
Pruitt, Ga., Sept. 21,1890.
I will write once more as it is
raining and I can’t pick cotton.
V e have nothing of interest going
on in our midst more thau D. H. P.
Garrison has his gin house about
ready for work. He is also going to
start a mattress factory shortly.'
Dock means business.
We have some sickness in our
midst. L. A. Patterson has -feve*
and several others are sick with nu
merous other complaints.
Mr. Coker is talking of starting a
sausage factory if things don’t suit
him. He has the machinery. It is
old but it is in good order, and is not
for sale. Look out.
Cotton looks like it won’t do any
thing at present. It wouldn’t matter,
it farmers were out of debt, if cotton
was a failure.
O’Possums are seeing hard times,
the boys and negroes don’t let them
get a persimmon without hearing a
horn or a dog.
We are about to stalled in the Sun
day school at Mount Olivet. Every
one thinks he has done the most for it
and lost all the time going. The chil
dren don’t wan’t to go on an uncer
tainty. It is a pitty.
There is a fine opening for a fine
school at this place. We have not
had a school in this burg the present
year, and there is no hope of one. We
are like everbody else, if we can’t
have a school we can do without.
Rev. S. G. McNcrton was born in
White county, Tenn., June 28th 1818,
and died at his home at Nicholson,
August 20th, 1890.
He professed religion July 4th,
1832, and joined the Baptist church
soon after in Morgan county, Ala.,
his [parents having moved there dur
ing his childhood when a boy of
seventeen or eighteen he came to
Georgia where he resided until his
He was educated at Penfield, Ga.
Was fond of study and often burned
the midnight lamp in his acquisition
of knowledge. After leaving school
he devoted several years of his life to
teaching, and as long as he lived it was
a favorite occupation with him. He was
ordained to the work of the Christian
ministry on the 26th of May, 1848,
and labored faithfully for the cause
he loved until failing health forced
him to desist. His last sermon was
preached at Cabin Creek church, near
Nicholson in Jackson county a few
months previous to his death.
He was twice married, first to Miss
Matilda Smith, May 13th, 1847, who
died September 11th, 1851, leaving
one child, a boy, who still survives
him. In 1853 he was again married
to Miss Matilda Hayes. Three daugh
ters were left by this marriage, Mrs.
Oscar Brown, of Homer, Mrs. John
J. Strictland, of Athens, and Miss
Minnie with his devoted wife to
mourn the loss of a kind, devoted hus
band, and loving and affectionate
father. Thus death has again entered
the happv home circle and left a va
cant chair, bleeding and desolate
On life’s battle field he has acted
his part well, ever gathering sheaves
for the Master, and now on the shin
ing shore he waits to greet the loved
ones from whom he has been for a
short time severed. A few days pre
vious to his death he expressed him
self as being willing to die, the only
regret he had was leaving his family.
We know that his life was one spent
in the Master’s service and that is far
better than any dying testimony.
While our hearts go out in sympa
thy for the bereaved ones, yet we
know that while two sweet ties of
love that bound them here have been
so rudely severed by death’s frozen
hand, there is one more link in the
precious chain that hinds them to the
May they meet their dear one, by
and by, somewhere among the happy
throng whose robe have been made
white in the blood of the lamb.
“A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which neyer can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given,
And though the body moulders hero
The soul is safe in heaven.”
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