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PErby, Thursday, August 23.
iocal News of Town and County.
--Notice change, in the adver
tisement of L. F. Gater & Go.
—The Perry Rifles have a target
practice and parade this afternoon
at A o’clock.
—Several of our citizens attend
ed camp-meeting in Dooly county
—Rev. W. E. Vaughn attended
the Eoo.ly county camp meeting
several days this week.
Miss Lena DeLoach, of At
lanta, is visiting Miss Gene
Kendrick, of Henderson.
—The cotton crop in Houston
has been considerably damaged
Within the last thirty days.
—The tax rate of Terry is prob
ably less than that of any other
town in Georgia of similar size.
—Tax Collector Storey will soon
he ready to collect the state and
fcounty taxes of Houston county.
—The showers continue almost
daily, and our farmer friends are
ready to cry enough, for the pres
—There will be a match game
of baseball at Henderson next
Saturday, between Henderson and
—Quite a number of the Perry
people will attend the Sunday
School picnic at Providence
—Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Anderson
Spent last Sunday and Monday
With relatives and friends in and
—During the last week the wet
weather has seriously interfered
With the hay harvest in this section
of Houston county.
—Two communications, without
signature, received this week are
not published because we do not
know who wrote them.
—There have been fewer sheriff
Bales than usual in Houston coun
ty this year, and the fact speaks
loudly in favor of our people.
—Mr. A. H. Woodard, of
Dempsey, Ga., came up to Houston
on Wednesday of last week to
spend several days with his rela
.—The watermelons nenj on the
Perry market are not of very good
Quality, though some better oues
are expected when the late crop
—Mr. J. E. Tucker of Heuder-
hon, arid Mr. G. F. Clark, • of near
that town, Spent last Sunday in
Perry, the guests of Mr. L. S.
—If Perry continues through the
season to receive cotton in propor
tion to the way she has com-
inenced, ho town in the state of its
size will equal its receipts.
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In a short talk with Mr. C. Ski The editor of theHoME Journal!
Solomon last Friday^ we were j was one Q f 135 p80 ple who went oh j The weather is.pieasant, and ev
Strengthened in our belief that all jthe Perry train to Fort Valley last j erybody seems cheerful,
the horses and mules needed in j Thursday morning to attend the I
Houston county can be profitably barbecue tobejgiven therein honor! t>,
Death of 3Irs, J. T.
York and Vicinity.
—Col. and Mrs. D. G. Hughes,
5f Twiggs county, reached Perry
Tuesday night, on a visit to his
daughter, Mrs. E. L. Dennard,
Who has been quite sick for about
Mr. Frank Lowman and his son
Master Tommie, of Atlanta, spent
several days last weak with the
family of Mr. J. W. Colyer- in
Pbrify. Mr. Lowmanis a brother
of Mrs. Col yen
—Quite a pleasant sociable was
enjoyed by the youug people of
Perry last Monday night, at the
residence of Capt. F. M. King.
It Was given in honor of two vis
iting young ladies, Misses Lizzie
Driskill and Mabel Boon.
—It is among the probabilities
that the Citizens of Perry will soon
petition for a S unday train on the
Perry branch railroad. We are
entitled to the increased mail fa
cilities this would give us, and we
believe it would pay the road to
dm a Sunday train;
—Mr; arid Mrs; P; B. McKenzie,
of Eufaula, Ala., are Stopping in
Perrp a few days with relatives.
They are on their way borne from
Atlanta, where Mrs. McKenzie
has been undergoing treatment for
stammering; it is thought with ben-
; 6 ficiai results.
—Mrs. L. W. Malsby, and four
children, formerly of Perry, but
now of Lakeland, Fla., is visiting
relatives near Perry. Mrs. Malsby
OMce up to Georgia before the yel-
&ver outbreak, and being
probably remain until
il excitement ha? subsided.
raised on Houston farmes. As
onr readers know, Mr. Solomon
owns a large plantation in the
western portion of Houston county,
bordering on the Macon county
line. On this plantation there is
a large track of swamp land that
yields a native growth of grass
that affords splendid pasturage
for stock and cattle. Mr. Solo
mon uses this as a stock farm,
and has raised some as nice horses
andeows as can be seen in Geor
gia. He now has eleven fine
young colts, five of which are
mules. He also has a splendid
Georgia raised stallion, some of
the best cows in the state—brood
mares, a large number ofrhogs,
etc. Mr. Solomon is not exclu
sively a stock farmer, but says that
a colt can be raised as cheaply in
Houston county as anywhere in
the most favored section devoted to
tliafc business. He offers hia rec
ord in raising colts as a proof of
the assertion. .
The eleven young colts spoken
of above will probably be placed
on exhibition at the Idyl Wylde
fair in Houston on the 28th or
September, and at the state fair
at Macon next October.
W e do not advocate exclusive
stock farming injHoustou, but we
insist that every horse ahd mule
nededin Houston can be raised here
by Houston farmers, and the cost of
raising will scarcely be appre
ciated. At least one colt can be
raised every two years on
every two inule farm in the county.
The spontaneous growth of native
grasses through seven months of
the year will furnish ample prov
ender for colts almost without
cost, and on swamps this continues
through the entire year. For the
other five months, hay from the
summer harvest and growing grain
can be used at small cost. Of course
this is not intended to mean an
exclusive stock farm, but simply
as an auxiliary to the usual farm
However, we are inclined to the
belitf that the large tracts of land
adjoining Ocmulgee river, Big
Indian, Flat, Bay, Mosssy, Lime
stone, and other large creeks
could be profitably devoted ex
clusively to stock raising, provided
of course that strict business
forms the basis of oparations.
It is our purpose at an early
date to visit Mr. Solomon’s stock
farm, and then we will have some
thing more to say on this subject,
based upon Mr. Solomon’s expe
rience in the business.
—One month and five days yet
remain before the agricultural
fair at Idyl Wylde park opens.
This fair is in behalf of the farm
ing interests of Houston county,
and our farmers should see to it
that it is a success. The two fairs
that have been held there were
complete, and in point of merit
fully equal to any state fair we
ever saw. This year the meritori
ous articles should be more nu
merous than heretofore. Our
farmers neechaot stand back be
cause of their intention to contrib
ute to the county exhibit at the
State Fair—they can exhibit at
both. Don’t let the idyl Wylde
fair need your exhibit on Septem
—Prof. E. A. Luster left Perry
Monday afternoon to take charge
of the high school at Noreross, Ga.
He carries with him the high es
teem and best wishes of every cit
izen of Perry and vicinity. He
came here in 1884 to take charge
of onr college. He served the
school acceptably, and by his own
motion assumedt he management
of the Perry Manufacturing Com
pany, upon the organization of
that enterprise. * He is a thorough
scholar and a perfect gentleman,
and he is sure to win friends at
his new home- May success re
—Sheriff Colyer will be a farm
er next year. Last Tuesday he
became the owner of the Judge
Davis farm, near Houston Factory,
and he will make his home there
January next, as sooiras he is re
lieved of his present official posi
tion. Mr. Colyer has made an ex
cellent officer, and we doubt not he
Will be a successful farmer. His
farm is one of the best in Houston:
county, and we congratulate him
on his good . fortune in securing
such a valuable and delightful
home. Our only regrer is. that lie
will not continue to be a citizen of
Perry. However, we will still
claim him as a Perry man
of the arrival of the Atlanta & Flor
Shortly after our arrival the
town was f ull of people. The bar
becue pits, tables, stand, and the
entire paraphernalia of a grand
gala day were in a beautiful grove
about half a mile west of the
business portion of town. There
we found ourselves less than J
mile from the tufffiinus of the A.
& F. road. The grove is a part of
an'extensive oak forest, and the
woods were full of people. After
several trains arrived from Atlanta*
over the new road, it was estimated
that the people present numbered
all the way from 2,000 to 8,000.
The nearest that we can come to
the crowd is that “the woods was
full of ’em.”
At intervals during the day the
crowd was regaled with excellent
music from two brass bands.
The welcoming speech was de
livered by Mayor A. C. Riley. In
reply Col. G. TV. Adair captured
Then railroad news was given in
the speeches of President Jacob
Hass, and Gen. * Manager H. C.
The dinner was abundant, and
splendidly prepared, consisting
of 9,600 pounds of barbecued meat,
—beef, pork, mutton, and ..kid—
6,000 pounds of bread, 150 baskets
of dainties, 2 barrels of pickles,
500 watermelons. This bounteous
feast was spread upon 2,000 feet
of tables, arranged in a most con
venient manner. Three tons of
ice were used to keep the crowd
This writer tested the spread
thoroughly, and we are constrained
to say the barbecue was a complete
the most extensive sve
The bicycle tournament, though
a side show—25 cents admission—
was thoroughly enjoyable to all
who 5 witnessed it.
The crowd was immense, but we
did not witness a single act to call
forth unfavorable criticism.
Fort Talley was full, arid the
guests became full of an elegant
barbecue dinner, and the day was
full of pleasure-to all save those
who kept an eye single for a
chance to find something to grum
All honor to Fort Talley for her
grand barbecue. Fort Talley is
in Houston, and so are we.
—Twenty bales of new cotton
were purchased by Maj. Brunson
in Perry last Saturday. Up to
and including last Saturday Maj.
Branson has received 42 bales of
new cott m this season, against 2
bales received last year. Several
other bales besides these bought by
Maj.Brunson have been received in
Perry this season. The cotton
season opened nine days earlier in
Perry this year than last, and if
the last two weeks is a criteri an,
the crop will be gathered and sold
at least by the first of November.
—Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hickson and
their children went up to Barnes-
ville,on Monday of last week, called
there by a telegram informing them
that Mrs. Elizabeth Reviere,mother
of Mrs. Hickson, was dangerously
ill. Before their arrival Mrs.Reviere
died, and they attended the fune
ral and returned home several
days later. The many friends pf
Mrs. Hickson here deeply sympa
thise with her in'this sad bereave
—Mr. T. D. Gurr told us yester
day that caterpillars iu large num
bers were eating his cotton. We
also hear similar reports from oth
er sections of the county. There
is much cotton in Houston that is
now growing vigorously, and to
this the damage by caterpillars
will be very great. It is antici
pated that the “top crop” will be
nearly entirely destroyed.
—Sixty-three bales . of cotton
have been received in Perry this
season, some of it from farmers,
who have heretofore patronized
other markets. The cotton buy
ers in Pefry are as liberal as any
.buyers in the state, and this fact
is' drawing patronage to Perry
from sections of the county that
have heretofore been wedded to
—The present term of the school
at Oemtervilla will' close on the 31st
insi, Friday of next week, with . „
appropriate public‘exercises.. The
editor of the Hose Journal Every m
thankfully acknowledges the invi
tation to attend, and
will be on hand.
A Byron correspondent • of the
Macon Telegraph has the following
I in regard to the death of this good
The following delegation _ Mm ]ad g , vho died in village iast
owereville attended the District gafcMay morning:
Meeting of the Congregational
Methodist Church held at Fort
Talley on last Friday, Saturday
and Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. W. Ef
Warren, Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Cliett
and two daughters, Leila and
Nellie, Prof. J. M. Lamar, and T.
J. Burden and lady. They claim
to have had a splendid meeting, .
The Primitive Baptists held
their regular meeting on last Sat
urday and Sunday at Fellowship
church. Elder John Bassett was
with the meeting, and preached to
a very large congregation on both
days. Elder Bassett is well known
to the people of Houston county.
He is now a resident of Pike coun
ty. He is a native of South Caro
lina, though he lived ; forty years
in Houston coupiy, and 'served
twenty-three years as pastor of
Fellowship church. He has pass
ed his three-score years and ten,
but is vigorous and bright in mind.
He can see to read fine print with
We are sorry to report Mr.-
Zach Hayes as having typhoid fe
ver. We hope he will soon be up
mingling with his many friends.
Mrs. W. E. Warren and Miss
Neta Allen will leave in a few
days for a pleasure trip among
the mountains of North Georgia.
They will visit the Piedmont Oha-
tauqua arid Balt Springs before
Several of our citizens attended
the grand barbecue at Fort Talley,
and report one of the biggest times
Fort Talley ever had.
Mr. Ransom Bell, of Burke
couuty, a brother of Miss Lizzie
Beil, who is visiting relatives in
Powersvilie, spent several days
with his sister and other relatives
the past week.
Mr. L. P. Wari’en is on the sick
list. He can get - no returns- for
his watermelons, and that may
have something to do with it.
We have heard several of our
citizens say that they would com
pete for the different premiums at
the Idyl Wylde fair, but they hear
no one is allowed to compete ex
cept members of the chib.
The Hoi-is Journal was full of
good reading matter last week.
We were so very busy with our
melon shipments that we failed to
make a report.
Aug. 21, 1838,
[We are glad to be able to, cor
rect the false impression alluded
to above by. our correspondent, in
regard to the exhibits and premi
ums at the Idyl Wylde fair. In
the premium list of the fair, re
cently printed at this office,, under
the heading of “General Rules,” it
is distinctly stated that competition
is open to the county. It may be
that the rules at the recent melon
and fruit picnic of the club misled
some, a3 in that instanae the
prizes were restricted to the club.
We believe that our correspond
ent, “Sub,” will take pleasure in
setting the club right with his
people, and we know that the
management of the fair will be de
lighted to have competitors from
among the progressive farmers
and housewives from in and
around Powersvilie. Send to. any
one of the officers of the club and
get a premium list, see what you
want to compete for, and get : it
ready by September 28th.—Ed.
—The protracted meeting com
menced at Sandy Run last Thurs
day night night was concluded
Tuesday night. . Revs. W. <J. Rob
ertson and W. E. Taughn were ear
nest in proclaiming the gospel, and
we understand the meeting was a
good one. Thero were three ac
cession f-b the church. Mr. Rob
ertson will begin a protracted-
meeting at the Houston Factory
Methodist church to-night.
—An article descriptive of
Houston county appeared in the
August number of the Southern
Empire, published at Americas
by the Georgia Bureau of Imimi-
gration. The article in question
originally appeared in the Home-
—On next Sunday at 11 o’clock
a; in,, Rev. W. E. .Vaughn will
preach a sermon to the Perry
Rifles, in the Methodist church
heiie. Mr. Taughn . is the regular
. “Mrs. J. T. Grant, a most esti
mable lady, died of fever here this
morning. She was a consistent
member of the Baptist Church.
In the mission society, the Sunday
school and the church she was a
zealous worker, ever ready and
willing to do something for the
the cause of the Master. The sick
and distressed she was wont to
soothe and to aid. Truly, Byron
has sustained a great loss. Our
people extend their sympathy to
the stricken , husband and little
Gur citizens remember Mrs.
Grant; hee Miss Carrie Peddy, as
the daughter of Mr. G. W. Peddy,
the worthy Superintendent of the
Poor House of Houston couuty.
She was much beloved for many
noble traits of character, and our the;illnes of Uncle Dave Pernien-
people heartily sympathize with
the bereaved husband and son,
parents and sisters.
We reckon it is about time
“Savannah” was bringing np her
corner, as she has not sent in any
“chips’ i: iri some time.
Plenty of rain now, and no more
grumbling among the people.
Plenty of -cotton to pick, and
“dead heads” are in demand.
Our protracted meeting closed
on-last Tuesday. No additions to
the church, but we had a good
meeting, and everybody seemed to
be warmed up. Rev. W. J. Rob
ertson filled the pulpit on Sunday
at his regular appointment during
the protracted meeting, and
preached a most interesting ser
mon to a large and appreciative
congregation. ..Many favorable
comments were passed upon the
sirmon preached here on Monday
night by Rev. W. E. Taughn. We
feel proud of our pastors and be
lieve they have won the confidence
of our people. They are true,
honest and Christian gentlemen.
We were glad to see so many
Henderson and Hickory Grove
people attend our meeting. Come
Dr. W. H. Roberts has gone to
Monticeilo, Ga,, on a recreation
Miss Lula and Master Eddie
Graves, of Henderson, returned
home a few days ago, after a pleas
ant visit to friends> and relatives
of this place.
Mr. W. S. Riley carried to mar
ket to-day the first bale of cotton
that has been baled in this com
munity this season.
We are glad to note that Mrs.
Willie Means is recovering from
the accident that befell her in
lighting a lamp and accidentally
dropping a match into some pow
der near by. The particulars i
do not fully know. Willie should
be more careful whole he puts his
powder. ' •
Grovania has been kid off in
town lots. This station will be a
great convenience to our people.
—The attention of our readers
is called to the advertisement of
Henderson Academy, which ap
pears in another column of the
Home Journal. Prof. J. G.
Meadors is principal of- tlite school,
and the fall term opens next
Monday. Prof. Meadors is thor
oughly equipped as an instructor,
and the patrOns of Henderson
Academy are. delighted with his
management of that institution.
—A farmer near Perry received
notice several-days ago that a eftf.’
load of melons shipped by him,
on which the freight charges were
about $83, had been sold for 830.
These melons were small and the
commission merchant advised
agairist the shipment of such mel
—We hear of very few garden
ers who have succeeded in getting
stands of. rutabagas. Whether, it
is owing to.fhrieeed or the seasons
we are not informed.
--For Syrup Kettles or Cane
Mills, apply to C. H. Moore,
has moderated towns along t
Several of the boys went down
to tiiei.Dooly Camp Meeting.
Capfe. R. L. Marshall keeps
busy with his ginnery.
We hear of some sickness in
and. around our community.
Several of onr citizens visited
Fort Talley last Week.
The pea crop is reported
good iu this section.
We hear the hog crop is
ing quite promising- in our
The new road has reached
dele, and we may now look for
another passenger, or accommoda
tion train at an early day.
A good-number of our citizens
visited the Central City on last
Tuesday to be present at the meet
ing of the Farmers State Alliance.
We are quite sorry to hear of
ter’s fariaily. Under the skillful
treatment of Dr. L. J. Thomas we
predict their speedy recovery.
The York Farmers Alliance,
through Capt. R. L. Marshall, have
purchased their supplies of bag
ging. and ties. They got rock
bottom prices, despite the trust,
and its sinful rascality.
Mi. W. B. White has sold his
farming interest ’to Col. R. W.
Johnson, and will take an appren
ticeship on the railroad under Sec
tion Boss J. B. Huff. Success to
Old Uncle Jake Sasser and
family, with Mr. Dick Minchew
and family; spent the day with
Capt. Marshall’s family Sunday.
Independent got another letter
from his sweetheart a few days
since, which doubtless accounts for
his good humor this week.
. Mr. J.' B. Huff has moved, and
is now happily located in the town
Aug. .20th, 1888.
—Messrs. J..B. James, of Fort
Talley, and D. B, Wimberly, of
Henderson, represented the Hous
ton county Alliance in the Georgia
State Farmers Alliance convention
that assembled in Macanlast Tues
day. Members from nearly every
sub-alliance in the county also at
tended the convention, illustrating
the fact that the allianeemen of
Houston are deeply interested in
the order. They propose to keep
up with the procession, and to keep
fully posted. They are sure to
get their full share of the good re
sults that the alliance is to bring
-r-The ‘population of Houston
county was showh by. the United
States census of 1880 to be 23,-
414, an increase of 3,001 during
the preceeding ten years. If this
ratio of increase is maintained—«•
we have reason to believe the in
crease is greater—the population
of the country will be shown by
the census to be taken in 1S0O to
be more than. 27,000. We believe
there are that many people here
now, and there is a possibility
that we may regain the represent
tative lost in 1880. Previous: to
that time Houston was rated as
one of the six most populous
cotinties in Georgia.
—Road Carts very cheap.
C. H. Moobe'
Aug. 3~4t. Perby Ga.
—Fresh Goshen Butter
Bologna Sausage at
L. M. Paul’s.
One lot of Household & Kitch
en Furniture, at my home on
Washington street, Perry, Ga.
2t £ J. G. Ti$scheb.
—A new lot of Road Carts for
sale cheap. C. H. Moobe.
: As some of oqf
he* G. S. & F. R. R»
have been written up, I concluded
that I would say something about
our (m the near future) progres
sive and enterprising little town’
Bonair is on the G. S. &. F. R : .
R., twenty-two miles south of our
“Central City,” siii rited on a beau 1
iifnl elevation, east of the noted
We hope, at an earlyl'day) to seq
Bonair a flourishing town. The
music of the saw and hammer can
already be distinctly heard. A
large school house is being ereetedj
and in September ‘a school will be
opened, with Mr. F. M: Walker as
principal. We understand thaf
we will also soon hear the heavjr
blows of the sledge hammer and
the riug of t-lie anvil.
Mr. J. O. Watson .expects to
open a store of general merchan
dise, and will be able to duplicate
any bill from Macon. .
Our community is “made up” of
men who are thrifty arid enterprise
ing, such as j.,0. Watson j Jacob
Sasser and his sons, C. H. Thomp
son, Niel Brown, Greene Watson,'
J. N. Barker, William Talion, our,’
clever little “baehelorj” N. J.
Hunt , and many others. With
such names as these to “back” our
town, success k srire. . . .
“Madam Rumor” has already
softly whispered:—Not there! noj;
there!! ye lover of health—ho who
makes his home at Bonair shall be
deprived of the most priceless gem,
that sparkles in onr casket of
earthly jewels. We would say in
reply to the above that our climate
i3 salubrious and oUr water is pure!
Why, only a mile or so up the R.
B., on the plantation of our enter
prising farmer and merchant, Mr.’
W. S. King, we have a mineral
well, noted for its healthful prop-
properties. We have strong men
and fair ladies, on whose, cheeks
the rose of health blooms as bright;
ly as at ririy spot on Georgia,
Tery near Bonair, lives a geri-
man <vho has resided there from
early manhood^ has reared a large
family of healthy and prosperous
children, has lived his three score
years and ten, and is still a vigor
ous and healthy man.
Parties looking for a good loca
tion would do well to invest at Bo-
Solid Leather Shoes for Ladies
and Gentlemen, cheap at
C. H. Moobe’b r
—Syrup Kettles cheap.
C. H. Moore. \
—Pork Satisage and Fresh Fish
every Saturday. fl M. Paul.
C. E. CAilFUELI,.
D. B. JONES.
CAMPBELL & JONES,
-ANL> DEAXIEBS IN-
Nos, 554 to 5(J0 PopIar.St., Macon, Ga,
25^5!on are invito,! to maAe onr house
headquarters when in the city.
Mrs. C.. B. Means, administratrix of
the estate, of-F.N. Means, .late of said!
county, deceased, has applied for dis-
mission from said.trust:*
This is tlifcrefore to cite all persons con
cerned to appear at the November term;
1838, of the court of Ordinary of said coun
ty, and show cause, if any they have, why
said application should not T ' ’
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