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Perry, Thursday, March'27.
EADS, MEELS GO
W E HAVE now in store one of the
largest and most complete stocks
And Gents’ Furnishing Goods,
to bo found in any southern store.
YOU CAN SET JUST WHAT YOU WANT
AT THE EIGHT PRICE. ‘
Mr. WALTER F. HOUSER, who has
been with us for the past year, will be
glad to wait on his friends at our place.
557 CHERRY ST., MACON, GA.
OUiclicns, Turkeys ami Egg
I will pay the highest market
price for 100 chickens, a dozen or
more turkey gobblers, and an
numerable number of eggs, deliv
ered at the Perry Hotel on or be
fore the 1st Monday in April next.
J. Nil Tuttle.
—Moldings for picture frames,
for sale by J. H. Logne, Fort Val
TIIE PEBRf M’F’G CO.
Will do all kinds of Tin Work in
Country or Town. All lands of
Tin Vessels made. All kinds of
Tin Vessels repaired. All kinds
of Roofing and Valleys for houses.
Stove Pipe, Stove Pans, etc. made
on short notice.
—If you have any" pictures to be
framed, send them to J. H. Logue,
Fort Valley, Ga. Work done at
Macon prices: satisfaction guaran
—Smoke “American Gentleman,”
the best 5-cent cigar on the market;
nt S. L. Speight’s.
Coca I .\cn-» or Town and County
- Solne peach trees in and
around Perry are blooming.
Houston Superior Court will
convene one week from next Mon
The improvements to the court
house will probably be completed
—The equinox was quite lively
in some portions of Houston last
Friday ahd Saturday.
—There will be one legal sale
before the court house door next
Tuesday, by Bailiff Tuttle. .
—Mrs. L. S. Tounslev is vi sit
ing her father, Mr. J. E. Tucker,
at his home iu Henderson.
—Mr. Beasley has rented the
Picard honse on Swift street, and
will move intp it on Saturday.
—Mi. and Mrs. W. J. Moore, of
Macon, spent last Sunday and
Monday with relatives in Perry.
—The elm trees in Perry are
patting forth their leaves—the
second start made in that direction
—We are informed that Judge
Riley has appointed Mr. J. A. Riley
bailiff of the County Court, to suc
ceed Mr. J. N. Tuttle, resigned.
—Editor Kersb, of the Fort
Valley Enterprise, is with the
Georgia Press Association this
week, on an excursion to Cuba,
—The Perry municipal election
is just fifteen days off, and we have
heard nothing in opposition to the
re-election of the mayor and aider-
men now serving.-
—Among the many fish that Mr.
J. B. Connell Lhas caught in his
trap in Big Indian creek this sea
son, there was a large white shad
last Mondny morning.
Mr. C. P. Marshall has con
tracted for the purchase of the
Cook honse on Macon avenue, and
will take possession of it as soon
as the proper papers are executed.
—Mrs. F. M. Houser and her
little daughter, Miss Bessie, went
down to Brunswick yeterdsy, to
visit the family of Mr. W. D.
Houston, brother of Mrs. H.
—No complaint concerning the
condition of our public roads has
reached us recently, and it is rea
sonable to anticipate a good report
on this line from the next grand
I shall run the Variety Works
every Friday and Saturday.
E. J Fuller.
—Butterick’s patterns for ladies
and children, for sale by J. H.
Logne, Fort Valley, Ga.
—Chinese Kites—high flyers—
nt S. L. Speight’s.
—Mrs. W. C. Davis and Miss
May Davis went down to Albany
last Saturday night to attend the
Georgia Chautauqaa. While there
they are the guests of their brother-
in-law, Hon. J. W. Walters.
—Mr. and Mrs. D.' M. Hughes’
of Twiggs county, have been in
Perry for the past several days at
tending their son, Dennard, who
has been quite ill at the home of
his uncle; M. E. L. Dennard.
—Besides the delegates from the
Baptist church, a number of Perry
people will attend the Rehobeth
Association that will convene at
Fort Valley to-morrow (Friday)
and continue through Sunday.
—Mr. Charlton Giles and his
sister, Miss Susie, returned home
Sunday afternoon, from Jackson,
Miss. Charlton has been in bus
iness there, but has decided to
enter business nearer home. Miss
CAN SAVE MONEY Susie has been visiting relatives
-The Perry Manufacturing Com
pany will have things in order at
their quarters, the Felder store on
Carroll street, this week; the man
ufacture of curry combs will be re
sumed, and tin-ware made in large
quantities and all styles desired
For particulars,apply to the
TICE HOME JOURNAL.
We have for sale, in any quan
tity, the following standard legal
Iron-clad N otes.
Bond for Titles.
W arrnntee Deeds.
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 iu Macon or Atlanta.
—The ex-Confederates of Hous
ton county are requested to meet
at the court house in Perry at
noon on Wednesday, the 9th of
April, for the purpose ef making
arrangements for attending the
veterans’ reunion at Chattanooga,
Tenn., in July next.
-Hon. H. A. Mathews, of Fort
Valley, was in Perry last Monday.
While here lie arranged for the
publication in the Home Journal,
next week, of an article concerning
a resolution passed by the Hous
ton County Alliance at the last
quarterly meeting at Powers-
—A temporary injunction against
the opening of Newnan Btreet from
Macon Avenue across land held
by Mr. John Gordon has been
served upon the town authorities
of Perry. The case will be heard
by Judge Miller on Monday of the
second week of Houston Superior
—The mass meeting of Houston
democrats to be held at the court
house on the first Monday in April
next, will probably be the largest
held in Houston within ten years.
We are informed that every dis
trict in the county will be fully
represented. This will be as it
should, and certainly . the wishes
of the people will prevail.
The twelfth annual meeting of
the Perry Public Library Associa
tion was held last Friday night-at
Library Hall. The specific pur
pose of the meeting was to elect
officers of the library for the ensu
ing year. The meeting was well
After reports from the officers,
covering their work during the past
year, the election was declared to
be in order. The following officers
President—W. C. Davis.
Vice President — Frank M.
Secretary—W. B; Dew.
Treasurer—Dr. W. E. Bunn.
Directors—C. C. Duncan, R. N.
Holtzdaw, E. S. Wellons, J. H.
Hodges, C. E. Gilbert, J. S. Brun
son, Mtb. C. T- Lawson, Mrs. Dr.
A. B. Davis, Miss Mamie Holtz
Shortly after the election, which
was entirely satisfactory to the
association, the meeting adjourned.
At 4 o’clock Monday afternoon
the new officers met for organiza
Miss Mamie Ragin was re-elect
ed librarian, and the salary fixed
at the same figure as last year, §50.
The library will be kept open from
3 to 5 o’clock every afternoon, ex
President Davis appointed the
following regular committees:
Finance—C. E. Gilbert, E. S.
Wellons, J. H. Hodges.
Constitution—R. N. Holtzclaw,
C. C. Duncan, W. B. Dew.
Library—W. E. Bunn, J. S.
Brunson, F. M. Houser, R. N.
Entertainments—J. H. Hodges,
W. B. Dew, W. E. Bunn, Mrs.
Lawson, Mrs. Davis, Miss. Holtz
claw, J. S. Branson. The presi
dent is ex-officio chairman of this
It-was resolved that this meeting
be in lieu of the regular meeting
in April, and after that the law fix
ing a penalty for failure to attend
meeting be rigidly enforced. The
regular meetings will be held on
the first Monday afternoon of each
By vote of the board it was de
termined that a theatrical enter
tainment shall be given at an early
date. A special committee consist
ing of Messrs. C. E. Gilbert, W.
B. Dew and Miss Mamie Holtzclaw
was appointed to select dramas, to
be submitted to the entertainment
committee as early as practicable.
A special committee was appoint
ed to canvass the" town for new
members of Ihe Library.
The board seems embned with a
determination to elevate the condi
tion of the Library, and if the
members act in accord with their
professions, success will surely
crown their efforts.
The Library is an institution
that is worthy of much more pat
ronage than it receives, and we
hope a greater interest will be
awakened. Let the people act in
accord with the board of managers,
and we dare say the citizens gener
ally will regard it with pride. It
is now better than any other town
in Georgia no more populous than
Perry can boast of.
The first quarterly conference of
the Methodist churches of the
Perry Circuit was held at Perry
Presiding Elder J. O. A. Clark
preached to a fair congregation
At the conference meeting Sat
urday afternoon, the assessment
of the churches for salaries of
Pastor and Presiding Elder was
made $75 larger than last year.
The pastor in charge, Rev. N.
D. Moorehonse, reported the
churches of the circuit in a live
spiritual condition, and all pros
The conference chose seven del
egates to represent this circuit in
the annual district conference at
Cochran, this year, as follows:
Perry—Frank M. Honser, Fred.
M. Houser, and L. S. Tounsley.
Andrew Chapel—A. Walker, C.
Sandy Run—Dr. J. P. Newman,
J. T. Walker.
. These delegates were empowered
to select their own alternates.
The lime of holding-the district
conference has not yet been an
nounced, as the Presiding Elder is
waiting on the completion of the
new Methodist church at Cochran.
Mr. D. D. Bateman applied for
license to preach, and after a
searching examination by Dr.
Clark, the license was ordered
granted by a unanimous vote of
Sunday Dr. Clark preached two
other sermons—morning and night
—to large congregations. The
sermons were exceptionally good
on both occasions, and the congre
gations especially aroused and
much feeling manifested.
The license granted Mr. Bate
man was issued Monday morning.
Mr. Bateman is devoutly earnest
in his desire to engage actively in
the service of the Lord, and his
endowments are sufficient to ena
ble him to become an excellent
minister of the gospel. If no
providential hindrance intervenes,
he will make hia first effort to
.preach a sermon at the Perry
Methodist church on the 3rd Sun
day in April next.
SPRING GOODS! SPRING GOODS/
SUMMED UP BY BILL- HOUSTON.
Killed by Lightning.
The Elko “Rioters.”
At a special term of Hpuston
County Court, the Elko “rioters”
were tried last Friday.
On the 22nd day of February
last there was a negro “supper” at
house on the Jeter place, near
Elko. When the “frolic” had
reached a high pressure point, a
free-for-all fight ensued, in which
lan tciok a prominent part.
One negro was shot in a leg, and
an arm of another was severely cut.
After the break-up, the disturb
ance was continued along the roads,
and pistols were fired promiscu
Three negroes were arrested, and
Justice O. E. Houser placed them
under bond to appear for trial
before Judge Riley, of the County
In the trial, no positive evidence
was adduced to prove who gave
the wounds mentioned above. It
was proven that Jonas -Laidler
recklessly fired a pistol in or near
the public road after leaving the
honse where the supper was held.
It was also proven that at the house
of Hattie Adams on the Sunday
following, he had a pistol that had
been concealed. Jonas was fined
S40for carrying concealed weapons,
and $10 for shooting within 50
yards of a public road.
Hattie Adams was fined §40 for
carrying concealed weapons.
Alf Clark was charged with carry
ing concealed weapons, but he was
The people around Elko have
been considerably worried by the
reckless shooting of firearms by
negroes at night, and Judge Riley
says he will enforce the law against
such conduct, when the guilty par
ties are brought before him.
There is a warrant for Dave
Teirell, but the officers have been
unable to find him.
Mr. Julias F. Parham was kill
ed by lightning on his farm n<
Fort Yalley last Saturday, during
the ram storm.
We are informed that Mr. Par
ham was standing under his gin
house, where he had gone to get
out of the rain. When struck
down a negro who was with him
went to the house to inform Mrs.
Parham, who at once went to the
gin house, where she found her
Mr. Parham was well known
and highly esteemed, and though
an industrious farmer, he had made
no adequate provision for his wife
and six children now left desolate.
His friends knowing the financial
condition of the family, no home,
no insurance, efforts were at once
made to secure meterial aid for
them. A handsome sum was
raised at Fort Yalley; at Perry
Judge Riley collected sixty-one
dollars, and at other points in the
county liberal contributions * were
made. This is indeed commenda
ble, and shows that genuine sym
pathy is in the hearts of the peo
Yerily, the Lord will provide.
—A guano factory is among the
possibilities for Perry in the near
future. Mr. J. Troup Taylor, of
Atlanta, was prospecting for phos
phate rock in Houston last week
At several points on the mossey
hill that traverses the county from
east to west, he found deposits that
interested him. Several of the
rocks were carried to Atlanta for
analysis. Mr. Taylor returned to
Perry this week, and if-his analysis
is satisfactory, practical develop
ments will ensue.
News is very scarce in this sec
tion at present.
Some of our good farmers are
having to plant their com over.
We cannot seud to our neigh
bors now for a mess of greens.
Every one is on an equality now
in the greens line. Dry peas are
the best spring greens we can gat
now in our community. It is a
blessing to the farmers that peas
are not worth so much as they
were last spring, as we would have
been left with nothing but a good
Judge King will soon commence
to build a large store house at
The citizens of the Upper
Eleventh district will hold a meet
ing at Bonaire on Saturday, April
5th, to make choice of men to rep
resent them on the county demo
cratic executive committee.
Mr. R. G. Watson was called to
the Central City a few days ago on
very important business.
Mrs. Lester, of Jones county, is
visiting her brothers, Messrs. J. T-
and F. M. Walker.
J. M. Pitts came near having
the “grip”, but he out-gripped it.
A large crowd assembled at the
residence of Mr. J. N. Barker on
Friday night 14th, to enjoy an oys
ter supper. Not as many came as
were expected, owing to the dark,
rainy night, but it was a feast to
those that were there. Supper was
announced at about nine o’clock,
and we enjoyed the finest oyster
supper 1 ever attended. There
would have been about two gallons
left over, if Bill King anci Charley
Leverett bad stayed at home.
Some of our neighbors have got
catfish hungry, and have taken up
their abode in the river swamp.
We hope a fish fry will be an
Tne G. S. & F. railroad company
is hauling dirt to lengthen the
side-track at Bonaire. This shows
that Bonaire is improving, and
will in the .near future be one of
the best l’ttle business towns on
Bonaire High School is holding
its own. It numbers abontt 22
pupils, which is ' a good sized
school for this community. Prof.
McDonald says he has the best
drilled school at Bonaire he ever
*We had quite a windy day last
Saturday in the forenoon, and in
the afternoon a fine rain, with some
hail. The wind blew down some
timber, but did no further damage,
except the blowing clown of a few
garden fences, which were soon
If the weather continues warm,
cotton Ranting will soon be the or
der of the day in this section. Some
have the planting fever right bad
Mr. N. G. Hunt has planted
some melons. He wants to get a
few cars of culls by the 4th of July.
Judge King is still in good
spirits about a good crop year.
He wants a bale of cotton per acre,
and melons as big as nail kegs.
Well, it is always best for a farmer
to set in with a big intention.
The mau who does this, and works
to that end, is not apt to fail en
tirely. To be successful in any
business, we must have something
in view. So, good farmers, let us
not be impatient, but strive od,
and look forward to the day when
we will be an independent people.
—Mr. E. S. Wellons brought to
this office Tuesday a vegetable
freak that is a veritable curiosity.
It grew on a collard stalk, and in
stead of leaves, it is in the shape
of a large palm leaf, about half an
inch thick, twelve inches wide, and
twenty-four inches long from the
place where the spread from the
stalk begins. Mr. Wellons says
there were several of these strange
shaped collards in his gardan, and
he was saving them for seed in or
der to propagate a species of fan
collards, but the cold defeated his
—Mr. T. T. Martin returned to
Perry Monday night from Atlanta
and ha;? engaged in business with
hi3 brother, Mr. J. D. Martin. His
return is a great pleasure to hi?
many friends here. He was ex
pected at Monday noon, and a de
tachment of the Perry Rifles went
to the depot in order to give him
-escort np town.
—Mr. Columbus Self and family
flow occupy a comfortable new
home, the gift of the citizens of
Houston county. They moved into
the house last Thursday, just 20
days after, their former home was
consumed by fire. In addition to
the home and a few articles of
necessity and comfort, the commit
tee turned over to Mr. Self §10.60,
the result of their efforts in his
—Mr. John Doolittle’s residence
at Tivola was blurglurized early
last Tuesday morning by a young
negro man named Henry Preston.
The burglar was caught, but he
escaped that night. The stolen
articles were recovered. A re
ward of S20 is offered for the bur
glar, and it is supposed he has
gone to Macon.
—Mr. L. F. Cater returned home
last Friday at noon from New
York, w;here he bought an exten
sive and choice stock of spring and
summer goods.- See his new ad
vertisement elsewhere in the Home
Journal. Frank is a tip-top mer
chant, and the goods he offers for
sale are in accord with the desires
of the people.
—It Is now believed that Judge
Miller will convene Houston Su
perior Court at 10 o’clock in the
by blow boy.
Good weather for windmills and
A heavy rain and some hail fell
here last Saturday afternoon.
The farmers have about planted
over their corn. The larks sin:
joyfully as tkey watch the corn
Oats are still failing; the people
do not kuowwkat to think of them.
Mrs. H. C. Parharm is visiting
her many relatives in Monroe
In response to the many inquir
ies, “why don’t you write?” I will
say that news has been scarce.
Messrs. J. B. Hunt and J. M.
Heard spent last Thursday in Bibb,
with the father of the latter, who is
very ill, I am sorry to chronicle.
If Jim speaks like he did last
Saturday against the girls many
more times, it will be essential for
him to withdraw from the cam
Miss Eva Parker, of Hart, Bibb
county, is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
J. M. Heard.. The younger boys
have begun plotting with Milton
already. Boys, you ha'd better
watch Rome, tor be will take the
advantage of you on the sly.
I think the merchants are get
ting a great deal of trade from our
early gardener, as he plants every
week, more or less.
Our literary club met at Mr. and
Mrs. H. Stafford’s last Saturday
night with a small attendance, ow
ing to the weather. The programme
was an interesting one, and well
carried out. The club is in the
hands of new officers and is on a
boom. About 10 o’clock the part
ing song was sung and we bid the
host and hostess “good-night.” It
will meet the first Saturday night,
prox., at Mrs. Susan Bishop’s.
By the way, our community is
on a boom. Capt. Heard has put
a new gate to his lot.' I inspected
it the other day and, judging from
the looks of the “home made”
hinges, politics hasn’t got much
room in his head.
don’t think “Judge” ■ took
correct view of Col. Stafford’s feet.
If you judge the size of his feet by
the shoes he gets, he wears a No. 7
on one foot and a No. 9 on the
other, as he got a pair of shoes
numbered that wayt
Mr. H. C. Parham went over
near Fort Yalley last Sunday, in
response to a telegram stating that
his brother had been killed the day
before by' lightning. Mr. P. has
the heartfelt sympathy and condol
ence of the writer.
Notice to the Public.—It is
with genuine pleasure that I an
nounce to the early cotton planters
of Houston that it will be in vain
for them to try to be first this year,
for Mr. Hard. Stafford planted sev
eral acres on the • 13th of March,
1890. Mr. Stafford was very sneak
ing in the business; I think he
oiled his planter to keep any from
hearing it. Did the hail hurt your
cotton, Mr. S.?
March 23th, 1890.
—The attention of our music-
loving readers is called to the ad
vertisement of the Georgia Music
House, Macon, Ga., which appears
in another column of the Home
Journal. This establishment is
under the management of Mr. E.
D. Irvine, who is an expert in
musical matters, having a complete
knowledge of the business and the
science of music. The catalogue
of instruments is full and choice,
including only the product of first-
class makers. This house sells
the Georgia Piano, an instrument
of which'its makers have just cause
to feel proud. You can buy cheap
for cash, or on the installment plan,
and every purchaser will be treated
courteously and justly. The Geor
gia Music House is O. K. in every
—“What to wear and where to
get it”-will be answered to the sat
isfaction of all men and boys who
inquire at Wachtel’s clothing store,
Cherry street, Macon, Ga. His
spiring stock has been received, and
he declares emphatically that be
can suit any man or boy in Georgia
in style, quality and price. Mr.
Wachtel is a graduate in the cloth
ing business, and he shares with
his customers the benefits of his
experience. See the advertisement
in another column.
Perry Municipal Election.
The voters of the town of Perry
are hereby notified that the annual
election for a mayor and six alder
men of the town of Perry, to serve
during the ensuing year, will be
held on Saturday, the 12th day of
W. C. Davis, Mayor.
F. M. Houser, Clerk.
For Kidney, Biadder, Liver, W. W. C7
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X SPRING STOCK is rapicHy coming in, and I am showing some
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ask, Doilies and Towels.
NICE LOT OF CASSIMERS FOR jMEN AND BOYS.
SHOES FOR EVERYBODY.
TINAVARE AND HARDWARE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
X keep constantly on hand all staple and domestic Dry Goods and Groceries.
Call and examine, and get prices No trouble to show goods.
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Johnnie, and his sisters too,
Got snagged in the orchard at early dew,
Poisoned blood in their systems quickly
But their mother was wise,
To her husband’s surprise
And with little money and no ido
Made them healthy by taking Wool*
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THE SOUTHERN MUTUAL
Home Ofitice, Atltmta, Georgia.
AUTEOBIZED CAPITAL, $5,000,000. STOCK TAKEN TO DATE, $1,500,000.
ESFSubseriptums to stock can be paid in small monthly installments.^?
Money will be loaned at a low rate, of interest, payment made on the installment
plan, but these loans are made to stockholders only.
FARMERS MAY BECOME MEMBERS,
and secure the benefits of loans at a low rate of interest.
-As an Investment, there is nothing in the financial world to equal it
You Vv ant: to Build a Home, thit^association will build it for
you on easier terms thnn paying rent.
A. Branch A-Ssoeiation has been organized in Peny. See the Local
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c "itis to the interest of those who contemplate borrowing to subscribe at once*
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—New Calicoes, Ginghams, etc.,
at 1 S. L. Speight’s.
—At a special session of the
Court of Ordinary last Tuesday,
Judge Houser granted a home
stead to Mrs. Rebecca A. Roun
tree, in accordance with the appli
cation therdfor legally made and
morning of April 7ih, instead of l ;ee P posted on Houston county
been the custom of other judges.
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