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The Houston home journal. (Perry, Houston County, Ga.) 1890-1900, February 20, 1890, Image 3

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W E HAVE now in store one of the largest and most complete stocks of FINE CLOTHING, HATS 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 NISHERS. 557 CHEERY ST., MACON, GA. HIGH-GRADE FEUTILIZEKS. 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 rior fertilizers. 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, Ga. ^ 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 Store. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY A In Purchasing OR For particulars,apply to the editor of THE HOME JOURNAL. m Lcg-.H Blanks. We have for sale, in any quan tity, the following standard legal blanks: Iron-clad N otes. Mortgages. Landlord’s Liens. Bond for Titles. Warrantee Deeds. Administrator’s Deeds. State Warrant and Mittimus. Summons—County Court. Enforcing Lien. Forthcoming Bond. Magistrates’ Summons. Possessory Warrants. Magistrates’ Subpoenas. 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: NEATLY EXECUTED — at this office —The number ofpupils attend ing the Perry Public School in creases steadily. —The carpenter work on Mrs. M. C. Hook’s new residence on Main street was completed last week. Miss STorine Cos spent the latter portion of last week at Fort Yalley, the gnest of Miss Marian Jones. We have been informed that a first-class transient boarding house will be opened in Perry ’ere spring closes. —We have been told that the 6th district will furnish a candi date for legislative honors—some say senatorial. —The season is approaching when the festive perch mil nibble, and the anglers are getting their tackle ready. —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 sult. •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 lin road. —“Sonny” McGehee, the negro boy who was placed in jail on the charge of complicity iirthe Miller murder, was released on bond last Saturday. •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 Journal. —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 stitution. —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- ous. —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 trance. 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 dream. —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 sleep. 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 ed. Just after tbe caps were adjust ed, Butts prayed audibly, and bade farewell to this world. Butts made no statement, but Johnson said: 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 er saw.” 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 them. 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 lanta. There was not a hitch or delay throughont the proceeding, every thing working smoothly without unneccessary friction. 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 pression thereto. Thus concluded the last chapter of one of the most diabolical mur ders ever committed in Houston county. —-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 fiscal year. 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 elected: President—J. N. Tattle. Secretary and Treasurer—J. D. Martin. 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 community. 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. Brewton officiating. Directly after the marriage, the wedding party partook of an ele gant supper prepared for the oc casion. The groom is engaged in mer cantile business at Myrtle, and to his home the happy couple pro ceeded. 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 campaign. —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 worthy. —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 entire state. It has been some time since had an article in your columns, and the cause has been that there was nothing of interest transpir ing: ‘ 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 society. —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. railroad. —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 ry? —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 known. —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 this issue. ' '—It is now*time for the moon- ite eold-snap prediction to be veri fied. —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 tending picnics. —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 corn. 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 afternoon. -Mrs. Howard is visiting her son, Mr. J. B. Barrett, • at Oak Grove this week. Mr. H. E. Murray, who has been visiting relatives in Crawford county, returned home last Son- day. Mr. Wash Melvin, of Oak Grove, visited the Central City last Fri day. 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 attended. 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 at present. February 17tb, 1890. £ASOU/Eliy PlfiBE 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. X-n. Ar'_ PERRY, GEORGIA. Jan. 23,1890. ^IHOLTZCLflW. & GILBERT,Do PERRY, GEORGIA. -DEALERS IN- DRUGS, MEDICINES, 3?a,IrLts,;OIls, O-lsiss and. STATIONERY AND PERFUMERY,. Xja,:aQ.pS, 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. G-EORGE PERRY, The following items were clipped from the last week’s issue of the Enterprise: 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 measles. 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 them instanter. 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. JPJLTTTji, GEORGIA, -DEALER IN- FUKUITtTRE, FOR CASH OR ON INSTALLMENT, Parlor Suits, Chamber Suits, Bedsteads, Chairs, Tables Safes, Mattresses, Bureaus,’etc. of all descriptions. Dec89 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. ^ MIX# EVERETT, SHOE DEALERS. 107 COTTON AVENUE, MACON, GA LADIES’FINE KID BUTTON BOOTSi in Opera and Common Sense lasts, §1.50. 2.00. $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4,00, $o.00. LADIES’ EVENING SLIPPEES—Beautiful styles in Bronze, Jet Embroidered; Black, JetEmbroidered; Patent Leather Vamp, Black Ooze Quarters; Patent Leath 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. Respectfully, FLANDERS & CO. :M§. JOHNSON & ESTES, MACON, GEORGIA. •551 to 560 Poplar Street, Campbell & Jones’ Old Stand. Cotton Factors, AND DEALEBS'IN —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 Yalley. —If you use Brewer’s Lung Re storer in time yon cannot die from Consumption. Plantation Supplies. 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. ^ToFWfli We Have a Complete Stock and Full Assortment of Commercial Stationery, and duplicate Macon Atlanta prices in . glgpMgi ' J 1RUL ORDER