BANKS COUNTY LEGAL
Superior Court meets third Mon
day in March and, September.
Hon N L Hutchens Judge.
Hon R B Russell Solicitor Gen.
L N Turk Clerk.
W A Scoggins Sheriff.
OHC Smith Coroner.
COURT OF ORDINARY
Meets first Monday in each month.
Hon T F Hill Ordinary.
OTHER COUNTY OFFICERS.
J K Chambers Tax Receiver.
H J David Tax Collector.
G C Forbes Treasurer.
R C Alexander Surveyor.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
T C Chandler President.
R A Wynn
L N Turk
W H Newton
D H P Garrison.
J D Gunnels, County School Com
Anderson No. 465.
G W Brown N P and J P
W W McDonald J P
Court held 2nd Thursday.
Berlin No. 1210.
D F Scales, N P and J P
J L Laney, J P
Court held on Ist Friday.
Bushville No. 208
W A Watson, J P and N P
G T Campbell, J P
Court held 4th Saturday
Columbia No. 371
G W Smith, N P and J P
A J Cash, J P
Court held Ist Wednesday
Davids No. 207
W J Burgess, N P and J P
J J Manly, J P
Court held on Thursday before he
Golden Hill No. 448
Charles Sweet; N P and J P
R A Wynn, J P
Court held on Ist Saturday
Homer No. 265
W M Ash, N P and J P
W F Hill, J P
Court held 2nd Wednesday
Poplar Springs No. 912
A J Griffin, N P and J P
J C Smelley, .T P
Court held 2nd Friday
■Washington No. 284
J C Acre, N P andj P
J H Caudell, J P.
Court held 3rd Saturday.
Wilmots No. 1206
G W Wiley, N P and J P
L. J. Ragsdale, J P.
Court held 3d Friday.
OFFICERS OF THE COUNTY
J J White, President
W A Watson, Vice-President
W F Hill, Secretary
R J Dyar, Treasurer
D H P Garrison, Lecturer
Meets First Thursday in January,
April, July and October.
Nails Creek Sub-Alliance No. 1463.
Meets Saturday before the second
and fourth Sundays in each month.
1) II P Garrison, President.
RLP atierson, Secretary.
GRANGE No. 355.
Meets Saturday before the third
Sunday in each month.
T. A. Neal, W. M.
J. D. Gunnels, Sec’y.
Methodist—Rev T O Rorie, pastor.
Services Ist Sunday. Sundayschool
4:00 p m.
Presbyterian—Rev G H Cartledge,
pastor. Services 2d Sunday. Sun
dayschool 9:30 am.
Baptist—Rev J F Goode, pastor.
Services 4th Sunday. Sundayschool
9:30 a m.
Phi Delta Lodge F A M, No 148
W A Watson, W M
J W Sumpter, S W
P M Edwards, J W
W S Long, Secretary
T F Hill, Treasurer
W H Meeks, Tyler
Lodge meets Ist Friday, 8
o’clock p m
I O O F No. 82.
J W Sumpter, D D G M
W C Pool, N G
W T Cochran, V G
R J Dyar, Secretary
W E Hope, Treasurer
Lodge meets Ist Tuesday at 7
o’clock p nr
Money to Loan.
~ MONEY TO LOAN.
I have recently made arrangements
by which I am enabled to negotiate
loans on farm lands promptly at lower
rates than has been offered in this
county. Easy annual payments and
no long delays in getting money.
Oscar Brown, Att’y. Homer,Ga.
Money t o I >0:111.
Parties wanting to borrow money
cheap on farm lands cau get it on very
short notice by coming to see me or
writing to me at Jeffersou, Jackson
county, Ga. J. W. HILL.
Pianos and Organs.
KEEP AN EYE
IF YOU WANT TO BUY AN
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Lead the World
18,000 organs sold last year to South
H. 11. HALE,
Traveling Salesman, P. O. Athens, Ga.
C. R. FAULKNER,
Attorney at Law
COLLECTING A SPECIALTY.
I respectfully announce myself a can
didate for the office of Sheriff of Banks
county. J, E. Stephens-
Thanking you my friends and fellow
citizens of Banks county for the liberal
support you have given mo in the past,
and assuring you that if I am elected
in the coming election I will be as
faithful in the discharge of my duties
in the office as 1 have been in the past,
I therefore announce myself a Candi
da o for re-election to the office of
Sheriff of Banks countv, subject to the
action of the democratic party.
Respectfully, W. A. Scoggins.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Tax Receiver of
Banks County, subject to the action ot
the Democratic parly-
I hereby announce tnvself a candi
date for the office of Count’/ Treasurer
of Banks comilv.
HENRY F. MILLER.
I hereby anuounce myself e caudi
date for Sheriff of Banks county.
F. M. HENDERSON.
1 hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of County Treasurer,
and if elected 1 promise to discharge
my duly faithfully.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of County Treasurer, and
if elected I promise to make au efficient
" W. A. Bolino.
At the solicitation of many friends I
hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election for Clerk Superior Court
of Banks county. Respectfully,
L. N. TURK.
Thanking my many friends for the
liberal support you have given me in
the past, I announce myself a candidate
for re-election to the office of County
GROVES C. FORBES.
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for the office of Tax Receiver
of Banks county, subject to the action
of the democratic party.
J. M. SEGERS.
I respetfullv announce myself as a
candidate for the office of County
Treasurer of Bauks County, subject to
the acliou of the Dernocrtic party.
W. 11. MEEKS.
LOL A L OOTS;
To-day is election day.
Tnis office is about out of soap.
Uncle Newton Snddath and his
good wife are very foeble.
Court ajourned in Carnesville
at 12 o’clock Saturday night,
Miss Alice Mason, of Maysville, is
visiting relatives in Homer. ,
The Hudson river is higher this
week than it has been this year.
Br-g her A. J. McWhorter has by
all odds the prettsest colt we’ve seen.
Dr. Sharp and C. W. Hood are
our advertisers in Harmony Grove.
The Commercial hotel in Athens
is a good place to get a square meal
W r e are glad to have tho Athens
Ledger 011 our exchange list.
Bro. Pryor Wright is making his
home at T. B. Bruce’s, liis son-in-law.
Mark N. Sanders gave this office
one of the jolliest kind of calls yes
Rev. Sam W. Small made a fine
temperance lecture in Atlanta a few
We had a pleasant conversation
with editor Alexander in the Grove
Let the Sabbath-breaking Sunday
singing stay in the mountains where
When you go to Athens to trade
be sure and mention this paper to
those with whom you trade.
We had the pleasure of riding to
Athens in company with Mas. Lau
ra Osburn, of Augusta, last Friday.
As we build up uur schools, and
educate our people, we will shine
away the all-day Sunday singing.
You will please bear in mind that
C. W. Hood & Son, of Harmony
Grove, advertise in this paper.
A. J. McWhorter has two Alliga
tors in his pond. We spent a night
delightfully with this good family
Our railroad movement is taking on
new life. We believe with the plan
now on foot we can soon have a
road if we will.
Our good fiend George W. Wiley
and his charming sweetheart spent a
day or two visiting friends in onr
The business men of Athens are
taking right hold of our paper.
Hun-ah for Athens and her thrifty
The rains descended, the winds
blew and the floods came and we re
mained at Bro. Bruce’s until Tues
If you become worried,
Be sure you don’t fret;
But quietly sit dowu
And read the Gazette.
Notice the announcement of the
bill to be introduced in the next leg
islature to prohibit the sale of liquor
near Mt. Bethel church in this coun
The salt of the earth were at Salem
Saturday and Sunday—people who
were not tempted by the horrid Sun
day singing above that they were
able to bear.
We visited Bro. Brown on A. J.
McWhorters place, who has been
sick ever since March. He has drop
sy. His legs are twice as large as
they ougnt to be.
Notice the form in this issue upon
which we propose to solicit subscrip
tions to the Bellton, Homer and
Carnesville Railroad. Come friends,
let's whoop this road up and build is.
Attention stockholders and friends
of the Gazette. Trade with those
who advertise in your paper. Let’s
help those who help us. When you
go in to trade mentiod this paper.
Rev. J. D. Gunnels made a ring
ing speach at Salem Sunday on bring
ing up the finances of the circuit by
the last quarterly meeting, winch is
just one month off. He says if they
can pay out at all they can do it in
the course of another month.
We had preaching Saturday after
noon at A. J. McWliorter’s for Aunt
Hannah Sims’ benefit. She is ninety
odd years old, and is too feeble now
to go the church. She is understood
to be one of the soundest Christian
characters in the country, being
always true to the cause.
Wo spent Sunday and Sunday
night at tbe comfortable home of Mr,
Thomas B. Bruce, who is one of
Banks county’s best citizens. Mr.
Bruce lives only about fifty yards
from the banks of Hudson river, and
the big rain Sunday brought the
water away up towards his front
door. He has an interesting family.
His oldest son is at Emory college
and is taking a high stand among the
Mr. R. W. Neal informs us that
someone cut his gin belt in two or
three pieces and broke his engine the
other night. This is a method of
getting even with a fellow that we
hope will never be tolerated in this
country. Who ever did that mis
chief is evidently an enemy to Mr.
Neal, and a cowoardly enemy. A
man has had blood in him who will
do you a secret injury, or will strike
i you uuder the belt.
The Gazktte has one store to
trade at in Harmony Grove, namely,
C. W. Hood & Son, and it has several
in Athens. Now if you want Hood
and your friends in Athens to keep
on advertising and to enlarge their
ads. why trade with them, and men
tion this paper, and let them know
that it pays to advrtise in the Banks
W r e will give $lO cash to any per
son wno will get up one hundaed
subscibeers to this papsr within the
next thirty days. We will give $5
cash to any person who will get us
fifty subscribers. Of course we mean
subscribers for one year. We believe
there are several young ladies in
Banks county who could easily make
$5 per day working at this business.
There will be a bill introduced in
the next legislature entitled an act
to prohibit the sale, manufacture and
delivery of any spirituous or malt
liquors within three miles of Mount
Bethel Methodist church in Banks
county, Georgia. 4t
On Saturday last as the glorious
sun was hiding his brilliant face be
hind the wested hills, and as the low
ing of home-bound cattle reminded
us that the hour was fast approaching
when their voices would be stilled by
the coming shades of night, it was
our pleasure to take a seat in a two
horse wagon, bound for the “city of
The party en route was composed
of the following gentlemen and
ladies: Messrs. Joe S. flames and
Luther Hill, Misses Decie Stephens,
Laura Borough, Minnie McNorton
and Willie Cox chaperoned by Col.
and Mrs. Oscar Brown.
Our ride down there was a very
pleasant one indeed, the time being
spent mostly in merry talk and laugh
ter this however being occasionally
broken up by a sweet song sung for
the accommodotion of the couple in
the rear end of the wagon, who de
sired a clandestine interview as lovers
We were received by the Bushville
people with a most hearty welcome
and we’will here say that it was
never our pleasure to be with a more
civil and attentive congregation.
The Rrogramma was as follows:
Ist. Reading by Miss Annie Cart
2nd. A speech delivered by young
Mr. Wilbanks. Subject—Courage.
3rd Recitat ion by Miss Lucy Wat
son. Subject—The New Church
4th. Recitation by Miss Laura Dor
ough, Subject—Flossie Lane’s Mar
We then had three speeches that
were not on the programme. The
first being delivered by Professor
The next by Colonel Oscar Brown,
who endeavored to encourage them
in their noble work as a society.
Then a most excellent address by
Professor Luney, of Carnesville.
Miss Lula Brewer then recited a
a beautiful poem.
All did remarkably well and de
serve much praise for the manner in
which their pieces were rendered.
But we feel that we should make
special mention of Professor Luney,
as it has seldom been our privilege to
listen to a more interesting and in
structive address than was delivered
by this gentleman.
After singing the doxology we were
dismissed with a benediction pro
nounced by Mr. John Cartledge, Jr.
In a short while we were wending
our way homeward, with tho silver
moon fighting our way.
One of the Party.
All who are indebted to me will
save cost and trouble by settling their
notes and accounts at once. All
who do not settle at once will find
their notes and accounts in the hands
of an attorney for collection.
Respectfully, W. B. Mason.
We saw sometime ago a statement
from Senator Colquitt to the effect
that the preaching of to-day is usually
of too intellectual a character. This
may be true is some quarters, but cer
tainly it has not been true within the
range of our personal observation.
Preaching cannot well be too intel
lectual, provided it be at the same
time saturated with tbe spirit of
Christian love. A great deal of the
“goody-goody.” (-tuff that is uttered
from the pulpit does not contain truth
enough to convert or edify a human
soul. What is generally needed is a
toning up, and not a letting down.
STATE OF GEORGIA: (
Banks County. j
Under the provisions of a certain charter, granted the Bellton, Homer and
Carnesville Railroad Company, we the undersigned subscribers, agree to pay
the amounts hereinafter subscribed, according to the stipulations herein con
tained as follows: When the amount of ten thousand dollars or upwards, is
subscribed, the company may levy not exceeding ten per cent of the amount
subscribed for the purpose of surveying from Bellton to Homer, locating and
estimating the same which shall be collectable on thirty days notice.
When so much as one third of said survey shall have been cleared for
rignt-of way and graded, then not exceeding thirty per cent of the stock shall
become due and collectable on thirty days notice, and when so much as two
thirds of the grading is completed in like manner another thirty per cent shall
become due and collectable on thirty days notice; and when all of the work
of grading on the entir-e survey as aforesaid shall have been completed the
remainder of the entire stock shall become due and collectable within thirty
days from notice of such completion or such a per cent as may be necessary
for the expences then due. The shares in said company shall each be fifty
dollars provided that this shall not prevent any one from subscribing half
shares and becoming entitled to all privileges in proportion to the amount
subscribed. When the survey is completed, and the road located and cost
estimated it shall he discretionary with the company whether or not grading
shall commence :
in Memory of Miss Mary Harrison
The reaper Death, with sickle
draw, has again visited one of the
happiest and most cheerful homes of
our land, and plucked from our midst
a much loved flower.
The sweet spirit of Miss Mary Har
rison took its flight to a heaventy
clime, on the night of Sept. 17th.
The slow hand of a wasting fever had
been laid upon her eight weeks pre
vious to her death. During these weeks
of suffering she manifested a spirit of
humble resiguation to her Master’s
She was a cheerful, lovable girl of
sixteen years, just blooming into
young ladyhood, in whom we looked
with anticipation for a life of Chris
tian influence and usefulness.
The Sabbath school was her chief
delight, and during her illness she
frequently begged her mother to let
her go to Sunday school and teach
her much loved class of little girls.
She told her friends that she was
not afraid to die, and was ready to
go at her Fathers bidding.
Parents, we know ’tis hard to
part with the beloved daughter, but
God saw that the tender plant was
too delicate for the garden terrestrial,
and He has transplanted it in the
garden celestial. Look to Him who
doetii all things well.
Sisters, weep not for dear Mary,
she’s waiting for you at the pearly
gate, where she beckons you to come.
Brothers, you’ll miss your sister here,
but follow the example she left you,
and by and by you’ll meet her again.
Sunday school class, you’ll miss your
kind teacher when you assemble in
your usual seats for Sunday school,
her seat will be vacant, but follow
the pathway she pointed out for your
youthful feet, and you will one day
be with her.
Let us as her associates, strive to
live so that when our Savior calls we
may meet her at the portals of Heav
en where death never enters, and
sorrows ne’er some.
No more, dear Mary, shall we see thy
’Mid the friends that weeherish here;
But bv and by in that heavenly place,
We’ll clasp thee to our hearts over
F. M. C.
BY OSCAR BROWN.
My darling little babe Lucile,
Has gone from me. And now
The murky heavens wishfully
Glide o’er my haggard brow,
As though my heart was made
Of stone, and knows not God,
Who gave to me little Lucile,
Ouly to place beneath the sod.
But she is in heaven now,
And her pretty, sweet blue eyes
Are seen only by angels
Who beckon me beyond the skies.
From my bosom doth go.
My heart, my all to heaven,
To my darling little babo,
Which to me God had given.
She was mine on earth,
But heaven could claim
Her immortal spirit
For Him, in Jesus’ name.
But 0, in the evening shadows
In the still and checkered shade
My heart doth linger gently
O’er the spot where she was laid.
This all, must be religious lore
Which teaches us the way
To everlasting life,
As well ns how to pray.
Then we murmur not,
For her mamma and I
Will see her sweet little face
in the sweet by and by.
J. W. HILL,
Attorney at Law
S soof and
HOMER, .... GEORGIA.
Repairing of all kinds neatly done.
GEORGIA; Banks County.— The
keeping of the paupers of Banks coun
ty for the year 1891 will he let to the
lowest bidder on the First Tuesday iu
November next. The right to receive
or reject any and all bids is reserved
by the Ordinary. The contract for
keeping cau be seen at the Ordinary’s
office. September 29th, 1890.
10 29 T. F. lIILL, Ordinary.
GEORGIA: Banks County. —Will
be sold on the First Tuesday in No
vember next, at the court house, in
said county within the legal hours of
sale to the highest bidder for cash the
following described land to-wit: One
tract of land lying in said county on
the waters of Nails Creek in the
1206th district G. M. of said county
cotaining one hundred and twenty
one acres more or less, begins at a
hickory comer on line between lands
of W. D. Coker and lands of heirs of
W. D. Arial, thence running south
35|-’ E 30 chains to a pine knot corner
thence S 75’ W 11 chains and
links to a pine knot corner thence 75’
E 13| chains to a rock corner, thence
S 73’ W 14 chains to a stake corner,
thence W 36’ W 39 chains and E 45
links to a hickory corner, thence N
60’ E 22 chains and 38 links to a
big ash corner, thence S 34’ E 23
chains and 68 links to the beginning
hickory corner; bounded on the north
by lands of Geo W. Wyley, on the
east by lands of the heirs of A. D.
Arial and John W. Arial, on the
south by lands of Wesley Pritchett
and on the west by lands of Wiley
Jones and G. M. and A. O. Patterson.
Place know n as the Wiley D. Coker
lands, said land levied on as the pro
perty of Wiley D. Coker to satisfy
an execution issued from the Superior
Court of Randolph county, said state,
in favor of the American Free Land
Mortgage company, of London, Lim
ited, against said' Wiley D. Coker.
Written notice given tenant in pos
session as required by law.
Also at the same time and place
will be sold three hundred acres of
land more or less, lying in said coun
ty on the east side of the river,
Carnesville road in the 284t1i district
G. M. of said county, and described
as follows: Adjoining lands of Man
ley Caudell on the north, Samuel Se
gars on tho east, W. A. Martin, on
the south and west by the place on
which Makaja Martin died and
where Parthena Wells now resides.
Said land levied on as the property of
Mikaja Martin deceased, to satisfy an
execution issued from the Superior
Court of Franklin count}', of said
state, in favor of L. N. Tribble, ordi
nary, for use of Thomas F. Williams
against A. J. Neal, administrator of
M. W. Martin principal, Larkin Wil
liams, William Keesler, Win. A. Mar
tin executor of Mikaja Martin, securi
ty, W. A. Martin individually. Sold
subject to life estate of Lucy Martin
widow of Mikajali Martin deceased.
Written notice given W. A. Martin
executor of Micajah Martin deceased
and Parthena Wells, tenant, in pos
session. This 29th day of September,
1890. W. A. Scoggins,
10-29 ($5 70) Sheriff,
Thu Banks County Gazette is
the official organ of Banks county.