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PRICE, TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.
ruMisisei Every Thursday Morning.
Jno.H. HODGES, Editor and Publisher
Perry, Thursday, April 17.
Ik the river and harbor appro- cers '
priation bill Ocmulgee river is sat
down for 830,000.
It is time the people were re
ceiving some positive information
concerning the next State fair.
The fifteenth annual session of
the Georgia Pharmaceutical Asso
ciation was held in Macon last
National banks as now consti
tuted and operated are antagonistic
to the material interests of the peo
The erection of a hotel on Third
street, Macon, Ga., to cost S200,000,
is being considered by a number of
prominent citizens of that city.
The annual conclave of the
t Knights Templar of Georgia con
vened at Rome yesterday, and will
remain in session through to-day.
The United States Senate has
passed without amendment the
anti-trust bill that was reported by
the judiciary committee on the
The alliancemen of Terrell coun
ty have nominated candidates for
the house and senate, subject to
ratification by the democratic party
of that county.
It is quite likely that ex-Con-
gressman Seab Reese, of Hancock
county, will be elected to the- state
senate. If so, he will be a candi
date for president of that body.
A convention of Georgia Pruit
Growers is being held in Atlanta
to-day. One of the most important
questions to be considered is the
• practicability of shipping the sur
plus crops to Europe.
High license in Philadelphia has
resulted in a decrease of over 85,000
in the number of arrests for drunk
enness in one year, notwithstand
ing the fact that “blind tigers” are
numerous in the Quaker City.
.Destitute striking miners at
Wilkesbarre, Pa., were offered
work on the streets, as a charity,
at 81.00 a day, but refused to work
on account of the wages being too
small. Such strikers should be
promptly arrested as vagrants.
The census enumerators will be
gin their work in June. The ques
tions to be asked are many and
specific, and the intention is to
make the 11th census absolutely
complete in personal and industrial
statistics," products of all kinds,
The Georgia Sunday * School
Association will convene in annual
session at Thomasville on the 29th
of April, and continue to May 1st.
A very large attendance is desired
and expected. Reduced railroad
rates have been secured, and all
delegates will be entertained free
by the hospitable citizens of Thom
In the Supreme court of Georgia,
In the suit to compel the Macon
and Birmingham railroad to run
through the town of Thomaston, in
accordance with its charter, the
citizens of Thomaston have been
successful. This will no doubt
serve as a check to other roads,
which with impunity attempt to
evade tfte provisions of their char
Candidates and tlie People.
Au article on the first page of this
paper entitled “Political Simrner-
ings” strikes within us a responsive
chord. As a citizen and an editor
we have ever entertained very de
cided opinions concerning the rela
tions that should exist between the
candidates and the people by whose
suffrage only ca'n they become offi-
April Term, IS90.
We, the Grand Jury chosen and
sworn for April Term, 1890, of
Houston Superior Court, respect
fully submit the following pre
We Have thoronghiy andproper-
as is - possible, through
We are glad to note that this
year the people are more inclined
than usual to closely consider the
relative merits of the several can
didates who may offer, or be offered,
for office. The indications seem.to
be that fitness will count more this
year than usual, and that mere per-,
sonal popularity may be relegated
to a secondary position.
This is correct. The officers are
chosen to serve the people, and the
people certainly should exercise
their complete discretion in mak
ing the choice. Eor each office to
be filled, the man best calculated
by natural gifts and educational
attainments to correctly perform
the duties of that office should be
chosen. All other considerations
should come in after these are first
Be the man who he may; no can
didate is justified in claiming as a
right the suffrage of the people in
preference to another of equal in
telligence and integrity. It is true
that all men are not equal in nat
ural gifts or acquired attainments,
bnt every honest and industrious
man perform his duty truly in ac
cord with the talents within his
keeping. Hence, no man does more
than his duty to his country, and
none can claim that a debt is due
him by the people that only an
office can pay.
It was never intended that an
office should pay for service pre
viously rendered, but that the salary
of the office should pay for service
rendered while the duties.of the
office are being performed.
The man who professes that bis
services are worth more than the
salary of an office should be allow
ed to secure the full value of bis
labor in private life.
He who would, have the people
believe that they would be espec
ially honored by his acceptance of
an office, is too exalted already for
efficient service, and his entire time
should be occupied in attending to
his own private business.
He who asserts a claim upon the
votes of the people has entirely too
exalted an opinion of his own worth,
and would be likely to serve him
self in official life in preference to
The people, as a whole, have a
right to choose whom they will
have to serve them, and there is
little likelihood that a demand for
official service will be refused.
However, an expressed willingness
on the part of a citizen to serve
the people should not be a bar to
The guide in making a selection
should be his fitness for the posi
tion, in honesty; energy, general
moral character and the special
attainments demanded by the posi
Let the people freely choose.
conimittees, examined into the af- the afternoon of Wednesday, 9th
fairs of the co'unty, inspected the
public buildings, as well as the va
rious county offices, books, etc.,
and find all of them in each and
every office, not only neatly and
correctly kept, but in strict ac
cordance with law, and can pay no
compliment too high as to their ef
ficiency as officers.
In the treasury we find:
Cash on hand County Fund, §1,443 79
“ “ “ Jury Fund, 1,394 22
“ “ “ Pauper Fund, 1,474 35
“ “ “ Bridge Fund, 721 25
Total amount on hand
The Southern Cadets, of Macon,
•,ron the first prize, S2,000, at the
interstate military drill at Jackson-
ville, Fla., last; Thursday. The
second and third prizes were won
respectatively by the Atlanta Rifles
and the Gate City Guard, of At
lanta. Ibis makes six consecutive
first prizes the Cadets have won,
and with the second prizes the
aggregate amounts to about $10,-
—Complaints came to us a few
d'ays.ago that the Home Journal
did not reach. Kathleen last week.
The cause of this was . that the
package was sent from the Perry
office Thursday morning, via
Macon, and the mail agent on the
G, S. & F. railroad failed to pnt it
off going down. We will see that
this does not occur again as the
postmaster here will hereafter at
all times send that package via
Dennard. Itishnrtfnl to ns as
well as disappointing to our sub
scribers for our mail- to miscarry,
and every effort will be made to
prevent or correct, such mistakes.
—We are told that' the sports
men of Houston county have de
termined to be watchful, and to
prosecute every person hereafter
found violating the game laws of
the county. Gentlemen, . other
counties and sections have clubs
for co-operative action in such
matters, and why not Houston
county or Perry? The columns of -their correct and proper duties.
The Atlanta Rifles, and some of
their Atlanta friends, are intensely
dissatisfied with the award of the
prizes at the Jacksonville military
drill. They claim that the first
prize was unjustly awarded to the
Southern Cadets, and charge that
the award was the result.of “jug
gling” with friends of the Cadets.
Such action on the part of the
Rifles seems to us to be entirely
out of order.
Hon. Samuel J. Randall, of
Pennsjlvania, ex-speaker of the
House of Representatives, died at
his abode in Washington City last
Sunday morning. He has been in
feeble health for several months,
and several times has been reported
dying. For twenty-five years he
has occupied an eminent position
in Dublic affairs, and at all times
held the highest esteem and confi
dence of tbe people. The country
and the democratic party lose much
this paper are freely offered to as
sist in this movement. W e are
not much of a sportsman ourself,
but we heartily condemn the prac
tice heretofore existing of whole
sale netting and trapping in season
and Gut of season.
Congressman Oates, of Alabama,
has declared in an interview, that
the proposed sub-treasury and
warehouse measure, so strongly
favored by tbe National Alliance,
is contrary to the constitution. He
says the constitution does not con
fer upon the government the power
to lend money, and as the loan cf
money to farmers on their products
in the government warehouses is
the chief feature of the proposed
plan, the constitution stands
sqhrely in the way. However, he
and all other democratic congress
men representing in the south, are
earnestly in favor of anything con
stitutional that can be done for
• On Tax Collector’s books we find:
Taxes collected, 827,563 75.
The same having been turned
over to the proper officers, as re
quired by law. We also find poll
taxes uncollected 82,063; and pro
fessional tax uncollected, $20.00.
The buildings on Poor House
farm are all in good condition, ex
cept the superintendent’s dwelling,
which we recommend tbe county
commissioners to have repaired.
Upon examination of the report
of the County School Commission
er, we find an attendance of white
pupils of 1,062, aDd of colored pu
pils 2,025, making a total of 3,087,
at a total cost of $8,298.45 per an
Upon investigation and inquiry
we find in the county 27 bridges,
26*bf which are in good repair, and
the other now undergoing repairs.
The public roads, while not in a
first-class condition, we are glad to
say are in much better condition
than for previous years, except in
cases where said roads, passing
through plantations, have been
ploughed into; and we suggest to,
and require the road commission
ers of each militia district^ in the
county to stake off all roads in the
caunty, notify all overseers of their
action, and any person found vio
lating of going over such stakes
be reported to the next grand jury
for said trespass.
After a thorough investigation
of the operations of the County
Court, as to its value to the county,
we fix the salary of the County
Judge at 81,200 a year, and to tbe
end that the County Judge Bhall
feel no restraint in meting out cor
rect justice, it is the sense of this
body, representing themselves as
individuals, and the county in a
legal capacity, that the said salary
shall not become a factor in any
wise bearing on his duties; and
further in this connection, we con
demn the custom of former grand
juries of electing members of their
body to fill the varioas public of
fices that it becomes their duty un
der the law to fill.
On the Board of Education we
have elected H. A. Mathews to fill
the unexpired term of A. L. Miller,
also, A. C. Riley, A. L. Dixon and
R. N. Holtzclaw, for the term of
four years each,
From a sense of duty we recom
mend the county commissioners
to pay to the Clerk of said board
of commissioners 8300.00 per an
num for his services.
For the 541st' district G. M., we
have elected B. J. Harrison to fill
the place of T. H. Rente, N. P., re
signed. For tlie 771st district G.
M., T. A. Newell; for the 928th dis
trict, G. M., Asbnry Bryant; for the
970th district, G. M., J. S. Bryan
for the 500th district, G. M., G. M.
We recommend that these pre
sentments be published in the
Houston Home Journal and Fort
Valley Enterprise, and that they
be paid S12.50 each for said publi-
The thanks of this jury are ex
tended to his Honor, G. F. Gober;
and to onj clever and competent
Solicitor General, W. H. Felton,
for his diligence, courtesy and ef
ficiency in aiding this body in
SUMMED UP BY BILL HOUSTON.
Not much to write this week.
Some are done planting cotton,
and some have not commenced to
Some of our farmers will begin
to plow corn this week.
We had quite a sand storm on
inst., that made corn look bad ■ in
Some in our section who plant
ed cotton early, have good stands
up, and it is looking well.
Day bauds will soon be needed,
bnt we don’t know where we will
get them from.
It is likely that Mr. J. N. Barker
will make the biggest crop of oats
he has ever made. Hurrah for
Mr. B., maybe he will sow more
oats and plant less cotton next
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Walker left
for Gordon last Friday, to spend a
few days with the parents of the
Mr. and Mrs. Mathews and
Messrs, J. M. Pitts and C. H.
Thompson made a business trip to
Bonaire last Friday.
Miss Cora Woodard speift last
week with Misses Ola and Claud
The agency of the History of
Jeff Davis is the idea for the man
who wants to go to see the girls.
Some men always get a job of that
kind if possible.
Who is the liveliest man in our
community; who never seems to be
troubled about anything; takes ev
erything fair ancl easy, and is al
ways ready to crack a joke at any
Some of our neighbors who live
near the river are making .fish
baskets. They mean to have some
fish, as they have soent-a good por
tion of the spring in the fishing
business and haven’t caught a
Politics are the topic of conver
sation in this section. We hope
candidates will not start canvass
ing until watermelens get ripe. As
we have them to feed, we can feed
them on melons cheaper than any
thing, and we always have a good
many that are not fit for anthing
- C. Pearce, Foreman,
TH Rente, M F Etheridge,
S T Hurst,
J T Hartley,
J J Dasher,
C* R Hatcher,
J W Taylor, -
R R Hurst,
J N Warren,
J R Dnnean,
J M Gray,
R G Blewster,
W H Norwood,
J G- Holtzclaw,
J A Coffe'e,
J O Watson,
J H Pharr,
C M Lester,
J M Simmons,
Houston Superior Court)
April Term ,■ 1890. [
It is-ordered that the foregoing
presentments be published as
■ • Geo. F. Gober,
JudgeS. C. B. R. C. presiding.
Clerk’s Office, Superior Court, [
Houston County, Georgia. )
I hereby certify that the fore
going is a true extract from the
minutes of Houston Superior
Court, April Term, 1890.
my hand and seal of of-
E. S. Wellons, Clerk.
We can say more for this dis
trict than for any other in the
county. Two meetings have been
held to select men for the execu
tive committee—one secret and
one public. I wish to say a few
words, Mr. ^Editor, in the way of
explanation about the meetings.
The writer and some of the best
men in the district were talking on
that subject, and we proposed to
meet on tbe 5th of April. There
was no other meeting called, as it
was supposed that a notice would
be pnt np at Bonaire stating the
date of the meeting. No one knew
that it- would be published until it
came out in the Journal, which
notified every citizen in the dis
trict. Bnt- as soon as the call
came' out one man received a mes
sage urging him to come to Bonaire
for the purpose of selecting men
to serve.on the executive_ commit
tee. This I don’t understand,
What I did, I did in good faith.
Not as a bigot ^ not that I thought
it smart, by any means, but simp
ly thought it the best means to
make known the day of the meet
ing. I am a democrat from the
ground np, and have never at any
time endeavored to take advantage
of my people in any shape or form.
But I am willing to meet my dis
trict at any time on an occasion
like this, and be governed by the
majority. The first meeting se
lected only two men. That is all
right, and I don’t know of any ob
jection; but can they say they
know these are the men the dis
trict wahts. I thought it right and
proper that the district select its
own men, and think so yet, and
only wanted a fair and square un
derstanding as to who the people
wanted. And so I will say to the
good people of my district, that
the announcement was made by a
full-blooded democrat and a peace
ful and law-abiding citizen of the
Upper Eleventh district.
reported by the judge.
All nations in all 'ages of the
world have had their besetting sin,
and if the intemperate use of stim
ulants is not- the sin of onr people
what is it? What the cause, and
what the remedy, might be good
exercise for the ablest minds this,
country has produced. Some have
gone wild over prohibition, and
prohibition is only forced absti
nence, not'temperance. I venture
to say that there is more intemper
ance in Houston county now than
at any time in its history. Truly
this is a great question.
Clever Jim Tuttle and Solicitor
Eelton were with ns yesterday,
prospecting tfor fish, I suppose.
Mr. Tuttle was so conspicuous and
noisy we could scarcely hear, the
Mr. Lewis Bedingfield and O. G.
Sparks are down on a fish. Up to
this time ' they have had genuine
Mr. E. L. Dennard, of Perry,
was with ns on yesterday. When,
ever the Captain wants a drink of
good water he comes to Dennard’s
Mr. J. W. Riley, of Tivoln, step -
ped in this morning to get one lit
tle thing and another, and espec
ially the another.
I notice that the bud worm is
playing havoc with the corn on
some grades of land.
I think the Georgia Music House
is due the Judge a present, for he
has sold for them one organ at
least. When Dave Taylor read
what an organ had done for Major
Colyer, he says to his wife, let’s
have an organ, and boards the first
train for Macon. He buys bird an
organ, gets it home and goes to
pawing. It is said of him that he
pawed three days and nights with
out stopping, expecting to paw out
a year’s supply of dry goods for
his family. The doctor says he is
better. Dave, I was only joking
about an organ furnishing clothing,
so go to making cotton.
FOE TAX COLLECTOR.
The friends of T. X. White submit bis
name to the voters of Houston comity
for the office of Tax Collector for theen-
sueingterm, subject to democratic nom
* JJayn'eville Happenings.
REPORTED BY JOSHUA LAWRENCE.
—The Veterans’ Association of
Houston county formed at Perry
on Wednesday of last week will
afford much pleasure to its mem
bers if fully used to that end. It
is desired that the name of every
ex-confederate now living in Hous
ton, and every one who entered the
service from Houston, no matter
where living now, shall be on the
roll of membership. The reunions
to be held cannot fail to be pleasant
in the extreme, and we dare say
they will be largely attended.
Ocean Pond, on the G. S. & F.
railroad, in Echols .county,* Ga., is
becoming Doted as a fishing resort,
It is said that almost any kind of
an angler can take more fish there
in a day than he can carry. Par
ties from Macon, Atlanta, and
Americas are frequent visitors.
Spring seems to be on hand at
last. The sun shines very hotthis
we.ek. All cotton planted last
week will be sure-to come up at
once, where there is any moisture
in the ground at all. The first
planting is up to a perfect stand,
and doubtlass cotton choppers will
be in demand in a few days. The
oat crop has come' out considera
bly, and on red land it is hardly
perceptible that they were dam
aged by the cold; and no doubt the
oat crop yield will be greater than
was once anticipated.
Mr. J. T. Ellis and wife visited
relatives in the Lower Eleventh
district last Saturday.
Mr. William Means and family,
of Hickory Grove, spent Sunday
here with friends.
Mr. J. T. Ellis will officially at
tend the quarterly meeting to be
held at Smyrna church to-morrow
Would it not be a good idea for
the Hayneville and Hickory Grove
Alliances to consolidate?. These
alliances by uniting could have
one of the strongest sub-alliances
in the county. The two commu
nities meeting together would no
doubt throw more life and ambi
tion into the body. This has been
suggested by several of onr mem
bers, and we hope the same will
meet with an approval by the
Hickory Grove Alliance. Let us
hear from yon in persqn or by let
The question was discussed here
last Sunday by the Sunday schools
as to whether not they would have
a Sunday school picnic, and also as
to where they should have their
picnic. I believe the schools de
cided to go on an excursion to
Beech Haven Park, some time in
May. These schools will send
delegates to Hickory Grove -next
.Sunday to decide whether or not
they will make it a union picnic.
If so, the Hayneville Sunday
schools, Hickory Grove and Hen
derson will unite and have a grand
annual picnic. And when these
communities meet with their bas
kets, it is useless to say that they
will fill a table with the best of
April loth, 1890.
The undersigned hereby offers him
self a candidate for the office of Tax Col
lector of Houston county, pledging him
self to abide the nomination.
Thos. M. BjhiEn.
This April 7,1890.
Get Tour Money.
To my patrons in Houston and
adjoining noun ties. Each and all
of you that have not received pay
for your cotton burned at my ware*,
house on January 14th will please
call and get it. Another season
will soon be upon us, and I want
all old business settled. Tell your
neighbors who had cotton' burned
to cull nnd get 100 cents in the dol
lar for it.
Very Respt’ly. &c.,
Willis F. Price,
Cotton Factor, Macon, Ga.
April 10 4t.
-Butterick’s patterns for ladies
and children, for sale by J. H.
Logde, Fort Valley, Ga.
IF YOU WANT TO GET
A good Suit of Clothes
For the spring season, it will pay yon to
We are now showing for the spring sea
son complete lines of Worsted Coatings,
in Plain, Cork-screws, Laney Stripes and
Cheeks. The largest variety in Diagonals
and Clay Worsteds.
We make a specialty of
Clothing, in suits and extra Knee Pants
WE LEAD THE CITY ON
In point of finish, style and details' onr
stock of Straw Hats is replete
Silks Flannels, Oxfords and Zephyrs.
We are showing over 700 patterns.
The whole field of Neckwear is covered
in onr selections.
Stock of Clothing, Hats and Men’s Fur
nishing Goods is the most varied ever
shown in tee city of Macon. Call and be
CHERRY ST., MACON, GA.
Give the Very Best Returns in
MEAL AND FLOUR.
Onr new book by Dr. John H. Dye, one
of Now York’s most skillful physicians,
shows teat pain is not necessary in child
birth, bnt results from causes easily un
derstood and overcome. It clearly
proves teat any woman may become a
mother without suffering any pain what
ever. It also tells how to overcome and
prevent morning sickness and the many
other evils attending pregnancy. It is
highly end^sed by physicians every
where as the wife’s true private compan
ion . Cat this out; it will save you great
pain, and possibly your life. .Send two
cent stamp for discript-ive circulars, tes
timonials and confidential letter in seal
ed envelope. Address Fbaxx Thomas &
Co., Publishers, Baltimore, Md,
A sure Liver medicine, strengthening,
Service from my thoroughbred
Jersey bull, Day Grady, can be se
cured at my lot, at any time. Will
not serve elsewhere except by spe
Terms of service—$2.50 in ad
J. G. Davis,
Mrs.C. M. Holleman has applied for
permanent letters of administration upon
the estate of Barnett Holleman, of said
This is therefore to cite all persons
concerned to appear at tee May
term, 1890, of the Court of Ordinary of
said county, and show cause, if any they
have, why said application should not bp
Witness my official signatare this
J. H. HOUSEB, Ordinary.
GOME TO SEE ME!
IN" IE3 "W JL J>T 7 S
T^7“liolesa,le - and lEBetstil
■ _ 555 CHERRY STREET, MACON, GEORGIA.
Headquarters for the Ladies! -
I S THE XiAECxEST Millinery and Fancy Goods Establishment in Macon.
Ladies visiting the city shonld not fail to call and examine onr beautiful and
extensive stock. It will pay every customer to do it, as we guarantee a saving nf
25 psr cent, on every article ?old by us* - s
We Se.ll Goods by Retali at Wholesale Prices.
As we buy direct from tee manufacturers and importers. Don’t forget the place
w the Ladies!
O. L. RENFROE.
J. TOM WHITE.
RENFR0E & WHITE,
310 Second Street, - - Macon, Ga.
. RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
New Goods! Good Goods! Low Prices!
8@=Give us a trial, and yon will be sure to come again. Polite and
prompt attention, and orders by mail attended to with the greatest
M. C. BALKCOM.
REN. T. RAY.
BALKCOM & RAY,
Groceries, Mata Supplies, and General Merchandise,
453 MULBERRY STREET, MACON, GEORGIA.
Handling Country Produce a Specialty.
gglJj’or customers outside the city we will furnish anything ordered,
at lowest market price.
KOB’T II, SMITH, Late of Smith & Mallory. CHAS. H. HA I, jr j r
SIMUTZHI &; 'HiAXipl'
O IE=CI ZfcT 33 2=3 “2T,
STEAM ENGINES, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Grist Mills,
Mowers, Hay Rakes;
Office at Coleman & Ray’slWarehouse.
0. P.&B.E. WILLINGHAM & GO.,
MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALERS IN'
SASH. DOORS, BLINDS, MOULDINGS,
MANTELS, PAINTS, OIL, LIME,
V. E. WALTON.
C. L. BATEMAN.
WALTON & BATEMAN,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Farm Supplies,
Gents’ Furnishings, Staple and Fancy
I have a GOOD WAGON YARD, which I tende#
my friends FREE. Good 3tables, and Goot
« g Houses. Four houses from the Macon
cm Railroad. Well located, on Houston
I have in stock a good supply of
Liquors and Groceries,
and at prices that defy competition.
We have for sale, in any quan
tity, the following standard legal
blanks: * .
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.
BEST GRADES OF GUANO A SPECIALTY
' Money Loaned to Planters at Lowest Bank Rates.
/Jan. 2nd, 1890—3m.
CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS.
FULL STOCK OF SUITS
A LARGE LINE OF
Hats and Under wear, Shirts and Neck-wi r,
Umbrellas, Rubber Goods and Overcoats.
Call on teem, and you will find goods and prices to suit yon.
368 Second Street, Macon Ga.