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W E HAVE now in store one of the
largest and most complete stocks
And Gents' furnish
to be found in any southern store.
YOU CAN GET JUST WHAT YOU WANT
at the eight peice.
Mr. WALTER F. HOUSER, who has
been "with us for the past year, will he
glad to wait on his friends at our place.
mm| |iit - &
CLOTHIERS, HATTERS AND: FUR
557 CHEERY ST., MACON, GA.
I have on band for sale a lot of
Georgia State Grange Guano, and
Baldwin’s Acid Phosphate. These
high-grade fertilizers have no su
periors on the market, and last
year the demand was so great it
could not be supplied. Buy early,
or you may fail to get these supe
W. Brunson, Perry, Ga.
SHED IRISH POTATOES.
Buist’s Seed Irish Potatoes for
sale at the Drugstore.
—Eor early composting get your
Acid from C. H. Moore, Perry,
SEED IBISH POTATOES.
Buist’s Seed Irish Potatoes for
sale at the Drug Store. k
—Best Acid Phosphate for com
posting, at 0. H. Moore’s.
FRESH GARDEN SEEDS-
A full stock of Buist’s Presh
Garden Seeds for sale at the Drug
CAN SAVE MONEY
For particulars,apply to the
THE HOME JOURNAL.
We have for sale, in any quan
tity, the following standard legal
Iron-clad N otes.
Bond for Titles.
State Warrant and Mittimus.
Summons of Garnishment.
Complaint on Accounts.
On short notice we will furnish
any other blanks called for, at
the same price for which they can
be bought in Macon or Atlanta.
aroB 'xkt o x-nis:
— at this office
—The number ofpupils attend
ing the Perry Public School in
—The carpenter work on Mrs.
M. C. Hook’s new residence on
Main street was completed last
Miss STorine Cos spent the
latter portion of last week at Fort
Yalley, the gnest of Miss Marian
We have been informed that
a first-class transient boarding
house will be opened in Perry ’ere
—We have been told that the
6th district will furnish a candi
date for legislative honors—some
—The season is approaching
when the festive perch mil nibble,
and the anglers are getting their
—We have been told that Mr.
J. M. Parker, of Tharp’s Mill, has
Irish potatoes of this years growth
large enough to eat.
—Fuel is being placed under
the Houston political pot. The
match will be applied shortly, and
then the gas will generate rapidly.
When finished, Mr. E. L.
Dennard’s house near Perry will
probably be the most complete
farm residence in Houston county.
The farmers hereabout antici
pate an abundant harvest of oats,
believing that it is not probable
that any damage from cold will re
•There is some talk here to the
effect that tne Perry Branch rail
road will be extended to the G. S.
& F., to meet the Empire and Dub
—“Sonny” McGehee, the negro
boy who was placed in jail on the
charge of complicity iirthe Miller
murder, was released on bond last
•It is quite likely taat Houston
candidates for the legislature this
year will be called upon to speak
in public concerning several impor
tant public questions.
—It may be that our people
don’t want a county fair next fall.
If they do, it wouldn’t be out of
ploee for some of them to say so
through the columns of the Home
—The business • of the Perry
Loan and Savings Bank is steadi
ly increasing, and it has been pos
itively demonstrated that Perry
receives direct benefit from the in
—A party of Ohio excursionists
will soon visit Fort Valley, and a
citizens’ meeting was held there
Monday, to make arrangements
for the reception and entertain
ment of the visitors.
—Maj. Brunson says he has
had several cases of the grip since
last Thursday. His article con
cerning work and honesty caused
many of his friends to grip his,
hand in cordial congratulation.
—We have been told that the
box containing the bodies of John
son and Batts, the murderers exe
cuted here last Thursday, was
opened, both at Fort Yalley and
Macon, for the benefit of the cu-
—An attempt was made last
Friday night burglarize the mili-
nery store ofMrs. M. C. Hook. The
burglars were frightened off by
the approach of a negro man, after
they had almost affected an en
Col. Charles Hill, Solicitor Gen
eral of the Atlanta Circuit, has
been in Perry the past few days
visiting his son, Master Harvey
Hill, who has been quite ill with
measles, at the residence of his
uncle, Mr, E. L. Dennard.
—We have been told that there
is a lady in Perry who has several
times found through a dream an
article that had been, misplaced.
It is also said that something al
ways happens shortly after a dream
to forcibly remind her of that
—Within thirty days the annu
al election of the Perry Public Li
brary will take place. Our people
don’t serve the Library as it de
serves to be treated. There’s much
need of amendment, and additions
to the number of books and peri
odicals on the shelves and tables.
—Mr. W. M. Stripling, who as
sists Clerk of Superior Court Wel-
lons, says that he recorded a mort
gage a few days ago in which the
articles mortgaged were, one iron
gray mule, one Dixie plow, two
plow points and 22 yards of calico.
The paper came from a merchant
in Fort Yalley.
In accordance with the law and
the published reports, Ed. Johnson
and Jim Bntts were hung in Perry
last Thursday afternoon.
- During themorningEcL Johnson
made a statement te newspaper re
porters, in substance, as follows:
“Mann Hail formed the plot to
rob Jlr. Miller, and was ibe first
person to mention it. Mose Gib
son was in the conspiracy, and
started to the' Miller lionse the
night the murder was committed.
Johnson and Bntts waited for him
some time, but finally went to the
bouse. Johnson says he bad no
weapon, but that Bntts had a pis
tol, and started to shoot Mr. Miller,
but he told him not to do it, as it
would make too much fuss. They
then went oat, and Johnson got an
axe, and entering the house again,
he struck Mr. Miller with the axe,
and Butts hit him with a chair;
then Butts hit Mrs. Miller with the
chair, and Johnson struck her
also. They then got about S30 in
money, dividedit equally, and went
to Tom Hall’s bouse and went to
Butts denied the truth of this
statement, and said he didn’t go
into the house at all.
During the early morning both
prisoners were dressed in new
clothing, and Butts was shaved,
but Johnson refased to accept the
offices of the barber, Joe Jackson.
The local ministers, two white
and three colored, visited the
condemned men in their cells, and
both professed confidence as to
their future welfare.
Numbers of people were allowed
to enter the corridors of the jail
and see the prisoners. Fully five
hundred negroes congregated in
front of the jail, and stayed there
until after the execution.
Revs. Burgess and Glass, of
Perry, and Gullins, of Macon, all
colored, went upon the gallows by
request, sang a hymn and prayed,
in which the prisoners feebly join
Just after tbe caps were adjust
ed, Butts prayed audibly, and bade
farewell to this world. Butts
made no statement, but Johnson
I am a guilty maD, but there
ought to be two more up here to
suffer for that crime. Mr. Cooper
has treated us well. I’ve been in
jail seven times, and Mr. Cooper
is the best and kindest sheriff I
The trap was sprang at 1:35
o’clock, and Johason was dead in
four minutes; one minute later
Butts was dead. The exnmining
physicians say both necks were
broken. Butts fell and remained
quiet, but Johnson struggled some.
We heard that the local colored
preachers had promised to give
the bodies interment, and not let
the doctors have them. However,
the bodies were put in coffins and
locked up in the Superior Court
Thursday night. Friday morning
the colored janitor of the Atlanta
Medical College took charge of
Probably 25 negroes and a few
whites witnessed the embalming,
during which the bodies were cut
in -several places. Tbe bodies were
placed in one box, and the after
noon train carried them to At
There was not a hitch or delay
throughont the proceeding, every
thing working smoothly without
A number of people secured
peice.? of the ropes as mementoes
of tbe occasion, and we learn tka t
this fact caused considerable in
dignation among the negroes,
though they gave no impudent ex
Thus concluded the last chapter
of one of the most diabolical mur
ders ever committed in Houston
—-Judge A. L. Miller moved
with bis family to Macon last Fri
day, where they occupy a bouse on
College street, near Wesleyan Fe
male College. Our people sincere
ly regret that Judge Miller could
not conveniently occnpy his pres
ent judicial position and remain a
citizen of Perry, and the regret is
as much because the change takes
Mrs. Miller from Perry, as from
any other cause. The loss to Per
ry is doubly great, lint neverthe
less the wish for their success and
happiness is foremost and sincere.
--Tho chief editorial finger was
severely mashed by a collission
with tbe new press cylinder last
Tuesday in which the cylinder was
decidedly and heavily on top
This accident will not cause any
abridgement of editorial and. re-,
portorial work, though the pleas
ure thereof will be materially les-'
sened for awhile; and the nursery
duties of the editor may be cur
tailed somewhat. Nevertheless,
there need be no backwardness
about coming forward on the part
of delinquent subscribers, and
those who desire to pay SI.50
cash in advance for the current
Oh last Saturday Mr. John T.
M’Laughlin, state agent, who had
canvassing in and near Perry
for several days, succeeded in or
ganizing in Peri - }' a branch of the
Southern Mutual Building and
Loan Association, of Atlanta, Ga.
The branch organization is com
posed of good men, and is well of
ficered. It starts out under flat
tering auspices, and doubtless the
membership will rapidly increase.
The following are the officers
President—J. N. Tattle.
Secretary and Treasurer—J. D.
Local Attorney—W. C. Davis.
Directors—J. D. Martin, S. L.
Speight and W. G. Davis, of Perry,
and J. O. Wardlaw, of Kathleen.
Mr. D. D. Bateman was appoint
ed local agent
That these loan organizations
are good institutions, we have ocu
lar proof in the one already organ
ized here—a handsome block of
brick buildings showing up its
benefits—and we hail with gratifi
cation any movement that tends to
benefit our town and people.
Let’s encourage every enter
prise that we feel reasonably as
sured will result in good to our
Marriage near Providence.
Last Wednesday evening, at the
residence of the bride’s mother,
Mrs. Mack Thompson, in the Oak
Grove neighborhood, Mr. J. W.
Bartlett was ^married to Miss
Louvenia Thompson, Rev. J. C.
Directly after the marriage, the
wedding party partook of an ele
gant supper prepared for the oc
The groom is engaged in mer
cantile business at Myrtle, and to
his home the happy couple pro
The Home Journal joins their
many friends in extending cordial
congratulations, and wishing for
them long life brimful of happi
ness and prosperity.
—The editor spent a few hours
at Byron last Saturday afternoon,
and was most hospitably enter
tained. The merchants appeared
in good spirits, and the few farm
ers in town were not of the com
plaining sort. The citizens of
Byron are as clever as can be
found anywhere, and s^me of the
very best farmers in Georgia live
in and near Byron. Byron High
School, one of the best in tbe
state, has an attendance of 80 pu
pils, under one of the very best
instructors, Prof. E. H. Ezell.
While there we were assured that
every important occurrence of that
section will be promptly reported
for publication in the Home
Journal, We were treated to a
small measure of political talk,and
the impression was created that
Byron will be heard from in the
—Mr. T. O. Skellie, of Fort Yal
ley, has been elected manager of
tbe Georgia Fruit and Vegetable
Exchange, at Macon. Mr. Skellie
is thoroughly qualified in every
particular for the position, and
the exchange could not have chosen
a better man. Starting -with a
plentiful supply of common sense,
Mr. Skellie has acquired by prac
tical experience abundant business
information, and he is especially
well informed concerning the
proper methods of growing and
shipping fruits. He will move to
Macon, and will soon go north on
business for the exchange. We
have been told bis salary will be
82,500 a year. He will be worth
every dollar of that amount to tbe
exchange. The selection is certain
ly a compliment to Mr. Skellie, and
with the congratulations his frinds
extend, they say he is entirely
—Those of our readers who need
sash, doors, blinds, or anything in
that line, are referred to the ad
vertisement of O. P. & B. E. Wil
lingham & Go., Macon, Ga., which
appears in the Home Journal.
Theta’gentlemen are entirely re
liable in every particular, and of
fer nothing but first-class material
for sale. We are informed that
they are the most extensive dealers
in their line in Middle Georgia,
and we know they are entirely
competent and worthy to serve the
It has been some time since
had an article in your columns,
and the cause has been that there
was nothing of interest transpir
We had a marriage to take place
near here on Thursday, the 13th
inst. The contracting parties be
ing Mr. John Hill, a worthy young
man farming a few miles west of
here, and Miss Rosa, the youngest
daughter of Mr. Miles. Fitzgerald
The ceremony was performed by
Dr. B. F. Tharp, in Ms usually
terse and impressive manner.
There were no attendants, but a
goodly crowd of friends were there,
and after the happy couple were
made one, a most beatifnl and el
egant supper was served. On the
day following the parents of the
groom gave them a dining. I fail
ed to attend, but know that it was
a most elegant affair. The bride
and groom are both much loved
and respected in onr community,
and have tbe best wishes of oar
eptire people for their future wel
fare and prosperity.
The farmers are all getting on
pretty well preparing to plant
corn; some have planted a portion
of their crops.
The winter has been so unprece
dentedly warm that nearly every
body has been looking for a severe
cold snap that would kill all the
fruit etc., but it has been so long
coming that nearly all are giving
it out now and hope that we will
have a splendid crop year.
Small grain is looking exceed
ingly well in onr community.
Dr. Neil Melnnis, of Augusta,
has been spending a few days in
our community, (tlie guest of Mr.
J. W. Hodge) looking after bis
landed interest near here. He has
many friends here, and is always
heartily welcomed when he comes.
On yesterday (the 16th) we had
a female missionary, Mrs. Walker,
to address a congregation - at the
Baptist church. I did not attend,
but. have heard that she gave a
very interesting talk, and stirred
up the missionary spirit among the
ladies to a considerable extent.
I am very sorry to chronicle the
removal of Mr. D. B. Wimberly
from this place to MacoD, wMle
we loose Macon gains a large-
hearted, clear-beaded citizen with
bis family. While we regret Ms re
moval we wish him abundant pros
perity in bis new home.
February 17th 1890.
—Judge A. C. Biley has rented
the house on Evergreen street be
longing to and recently occupied
by Judge A. L. Miller. We are in
formed that Judge Riley will move
to Perry with his family as soon as
his children recover from an at
tack of measels from which-, sever
al of them are now suffering. It
is needless to say that Judge Ri
ley and his family will be most
cordially welcomed. He will be a
decided acquisition as a citizen, as
will be Mrs. Riley as a member of
—While it seems to ns that
large quantities of guano have
been banled out of Perry withih
the last several weeks onr dealers
say the sales are not equal to last
year. One merchant told us Tues
day that this falling off is due to
the fact that many farmers who
have heretofore bought in Perry,
now buy in Macon, and get the
gnano at depots on tbe G. S. & F.
—The people of Perry should
keep their eyes open, and not be
“boxed” up by the many railroad
enterprises that are beginning to
surround ns. Perry will need an
outlet and we should embrace the
opportunity when offered. The
Empire and Dublin railroad will
surely build as far as the Georgia
Southern & Florida, and why not
induce them to come on to Per
—Mr. W. S. D. Wikle, who is a
representative of Dodson’s Print
er’ s_Supply Depot, Atlanta, has
been in Perry foi; tbe last two
days, setting up onr new Campbell
printing press. Mr. Wikle is rec
ognized as one of the very best
pressmen^nd machinists in the
south, and besides, is well known
as tbe manufacturer of the best
composition for printer’s rollers
—Onr sure-enough new cylin
der press is up, and the inside
pages of this issue were printed on
it. The press that gave us so
much trouble has been placed in a
wagon shop, and we are now confi
dent that the Home Journal will
have no more trouble on account
of press work. Now let onr de
linquent subscribers come to our
assistance. .The price now is S1.50
a year, stritly in advance, after ar
rearages have been paid. A pic
ture of the new press is printed in
' '—It is now*time for the moon-
ite eold-snap prediction to be veri
—Crawford Jones, a colored
carpenter of Perry, has a hand
saw that he has been nsing con
stantly for twenty years. It has
been sharpened so often that only
about one-third of the saw remains
and it now is almost as diminu
tive as a key-bole saw. That saw
must have cut through an immense
amount of wood.
—The candidate who opposes a
personal canvass of the county
wants it distinctly understood that
he must have the privilege of at
—We have seen this week in
Perry volunteer tomato plants
over six inches high.
BY FARMER BOY.
Some of the farmers in onr com
munity have commenced planting
Rev. Mr. Foster, pastor of the
Byron Circuit, filled his regular
appointment at Provideuee last
Sunday. He delivered a most ex
cellent sermon, taking for his text
the 59th and 60th verses of the
119th Psalm. QMte a large con
gregation was in attendance.
The people of onr community
still adhere to the kind practice of
visiting one another often.
Mr. Jim Murray, of Powersville,
called on Ms best girl near Provi
dence last Sunday, and cried be
cause she was not at home. Come
again, Jim, maybe she will be at
home next time yon come.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Blewster, of
Fort Yalley, visited Mr. J. O.
Lilly’s family last Sunday.
Miss Emma and Mr. John
Cooner were the guests of Miss
Lula Hatcher last Sunday.
Miss Sallie Hampton visited
Miss Susie Fulcher last Sunday
-Mrs. Howard is visiting her son,
Mr. J. B. Barrett, • at Oak Grove
Mr. H. E. Murray, who has been
visiting relatives in Crawford
county, returned home last Son-
Mr. Wash Melvin, of Oak Grove,
visited the Central City last Fri
There was a valentine party at
the residence of Mr. John Prator
last Friday night. It was a most
delightful affair, and will be pleas
antly remembered by those who
Mr. Asa Murray also called on
Ms best girl last Sunday after
noon, and found her—not at home.
Cheer up, old fellow, she did not
intend tc disappoint you; it was
only a mistake.
Prof. Harvey’s school at Oak
Grove is in a flourishing condition
February 17tb, 1890.
20,000 pounds of well eurecl meat for sale, for money or
cotton. To good parties I will give 1J lbs. of meat for 1 lb.
of cotton delivered Oct. 1st, 1890.
Large lot of Dixie, Haiman and Ferguson Plow Stocks^
and all castings and other parts to same. Bark Collars,
Haines, Swingletrees, Traces, heavy and light Back-hands,
and a full lot of plows of every description.
A choice stock of Dry Goods, Motions, | Shoes, Hats,
Clothing and Groceries, cheap for cash, or on time.
MICE LOT OF GEORGIA CAME SYRUP.
Landreth’s Fresh Garden Seeds.
I burn all old seeds at the end of each year, arid so
have nothing hut fresh seeds.
CALL AMD GET PRICES.
^IHOLTZCLflW. & GILBERT,Do
3?a,IrLts,;OIls, O-lsiss and.
STATIONERY AND PERFUMERY,.
Xja,:aQ.pS, X-ia.22Q.pl G-ooods, Etc.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.
.^-Special attention given to PACKAGE ORDERS, and PRICES GUARAN
TEED. Give us a trial.
HOLTZCLAW & GILBERT.
Fort Valley Items.
The following items were clipped
from the last week’s issue of the
Mrs. O. H. Miller sends the En
terprise a half dozen pods of Eng
lish peas, perfectly filled out, large
and healthy-looking,*whieh are no
doubt the first of the season.
Onr flourisMng school continues
to grow. There are 145 pupils on
the roll, and the number is increas
ing as fast as they get well of the
Fort Yalley needs badly a first-
class tailoring establishment, and
money is awaiting the man who
will come here and open a busi
ness of this kind.
We do not want any more cheap
merchants in Fort Yalley. The
town is overstocked. We want
waterworks and half a dozen man
ufacturing enterprises, and then
the town will begin to flourish like
a green bay tree. Let us have
There is reason, plenty of rea
son, why the farmer and the gar
dener grumble; but the man who
wears out his breeches sitting on
a dry goods box in town, talking
politics, and lets his farm or gar
den wear ont from neglect, has no
reason to complain.
There is a girl in Fort Valley,
and she is a general favorite, too,
who is very fond of onions, and of
ten goes on a regular onion spree,
toper fashion. However, she has
regard for her matrimonial
chances and the feelings of others,
and retires from society during
these sprees. She is not at home
to callers this week.
FOR CASH OR ON INSTALLMENT,
Parlor Suits, Chamber Suits, Bedsteads, Chairs, Tables
Safes, Mattresses, Bureaus,’etc. of all descriptions.
Complete Undertaking Department.
—James W. Maddox, a colored
school teacher,claiming to hail from
Atlanta, got into trouble in Hous
ton last Friday. He applied to
School Commissioner Killen for
license to teach in this county, and
upon the commissioner putting
him through the nsnal examina
tion, it was found that he was al
most entirely deficient in the rudi
ments, and license was refused
Mm. He then exhibited a license
that he claimed to have taught un
der in Gwinnett county. Commis
sioner Killen at once saw that the
grade of this license had been
fraudulently raised, and when
charged with this crime, he con
fessed it He now languishes in
Houston county jail, in default of
a S200 bond. ^
107 COTTON AVENUE, MACON, GA
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$2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4,00, $o.00.
LADIES’ EVENING SLIPPEES—Beautiful styles in Bronze, Jet Embroidered; Black,
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er vamp, Gray Quarters; Vermillion Oxford Ties,etc., etc.
GENTS’AND BOYS’ PATENT LEATEEE 0ZF0ED TIES, §2.50; §2.00;§1.75.
GENTS’ FINE’CALF. Cordovan and Kangaroo Bals., Congress and Button.
OUB $3.00 MEN’S CALF SHOE, for Quality. Style and Fit, hasno equal.
MIS & EVERETT, 107 Cotton Avenue, Macon, Ga.
««FLANDERS & COMPANY,»* ”
(Successors to FLANDERS BROTHERS,)
Warehouse and Commission Merchants,
Poplar Street, Macon, Georgia.
We offer our services to our planting friends and COTTON dealers as
Factors and Commission Merchants,
pledging personal care and promptness in all business entrusted to our care
CHARGES for handling COTTON will be
50 Cts Per Bale,
where there are no acceptances^ advances. This includes storage arid commis- .
sion nsst month. Bagging and Ties furnished at lowest prices.
Liberal Advances Made oh Cotton in Store.
FLANDERS & CO.
JOHNSON & ESTES,
•551 to 560 Poplar Street, Campbell & Jones’ Old Stand.
—Just before leaving time last
Monday afternoon, wMle Engineer
Preston was “drilling” Ms train,
on the yard here, the rear tracks
of a freight car jumped the track,
owing to some misplacement of the
switch. It was afer 5 o’clock int
the afternoon when tbe de
railed car was placed on the track,
and the train departed for Fort
—If you use Brewer’s Lung Re
storer in time yon cannot die from
EITHER FOR CASH OR OJSJ TIME.
A FULL LINE OF BEST GRADES OF AMMONIATED GUANO
ACID PHOSPHATE and COTTON SEED MEAL, always on hand
Mr. W.S. FELDER, of Perry, will be with ns, and would be
pleased to have his friends remember him.
We Have a Complete Stock and
Full Assortment of Commercial
Stationery, and duplicate Macon
Atlanta prices in .
' J 1RUL ORDER