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Pebkv, Thursday, August 28.
j a - closing out my .business in
Porrv preparatory to removal to
Vienna. I will sell at cost, for
ccsh only, and all those who owe
me will please come forward and
settle. My business here will be
closed on the first day of Septem-
S. L. Speight.
Some persons ape circulating the
report that the Variety Works
have agreed to charge two dollars
per bale for ginninig. This is to
certify that all such stories are
false, no matter who tells them.
We have not entered into any com
bine or trust with any one; we pro-
pose to gin for S1.50 without re
gard to what others charge. We
are not troubled about others, and
hope they will not be troubled
Thanking all of our old custom
ers for past favors, we solicit their
patronage iu the future, and wel-
come the many new faces that are
coming in daily.
We have two 60-saw gins, and
shall by strict attention to busi
ness try and not let our customers
cover us so deep that we cannot
get out. Let it roll in, and remem
ber the price is $1.50 per bale.
E. J. Fuller,
Lessee Perry Variety Works
If you want a buggy, wagon or
road cart, oe sure to call on me.
I have a lot of good vehicles which
I will sell cheap.
C. P. Marshall.
My sawed shingles are sotd un
der a guarantee. They are equal
to the best drawn shingle. Sold
iu any quantity. Call and see
C G P. Marshall, Perry, Ga.
Good House for Sale.
will sell at a bargain my dwell-
| house and lot iu Perry. Ap-
■ at once.
L. S. Tounsley.
■ can now furnish undressed
aber of the best quality, in any
C. P. Marshall, PerryGa. -
-I can supply sawed shingles of
>rv superior quality, in any
,nifty desired. Call at my store
l see samples.
C. P. Marshall, Perry, Ga-
' hereTwe are --
It the Variety Works Attain,
Ve can now furnish Lumber,
al. Hoe Handles, Brooms, Cof-
, and Toothpicks. We shall
•e two gins this year, and can
your cotton on the fly- Hon t
1V your hands out shelling corn,
>n you can shell it at the Va
y Works free of charge.
E. J. Puller, Lessee.
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L03AL asWi-O? TOWN AND COUNTY.
—Court of Ordinary nest Mon
—Sheriff’s sale next 'Tuesday
—The fall term of the--Perry
Public School will be’opened next
—The time is at hand for the
citizens "of Perry-to take active
steps toward establishing a steam
—It has been remarked that
spiders were never more numerous
in this section than during the last
—The indications are that we
will have some more weather with
in a few days, unless there is an
—It is not improbable that the
erection of .two new brick store
houses will be commenced in
Perry within the next two qr three
—The business men of Perry
need not expect to have benefits—
railroads for instance—thrust
npon them. Such things have to
be worked for.
—A cotton seed oil mill and
guano factory could be profitably
operated at Perry. Determined
energy and enterprise will bring
about such things.
—There are people in Houston
who pretend to believe that i pub
lic act to benefit Perry would be
hurtful to the other sections of the
county. This enmity to Perry is
—Nearly every day new sub
scribers to the Home Journal
come to us unsought. This is
gratifying evidence that our paper
is serving the people of Houston
—The Central railroad ticket of
fice at Fort Valley was robbed of
$104 and about 100 tickets last
Saturday night- The burglar en
tered the office through a window,
which he forcibly raised.
-On and after next Monday
the Perry postoffice will not be
opened until 7 o’clock every morn
ing. This will give -ample time
for any letters that come on the
night train to be answered by re
h tzjji -
The jury commissioners of Hous
ton comity . were in session last
Monday iu the clerk’s office in the
court house. These commission
rs. J. G. Brown, D.F.‘
Gunn, 0. F. Cooper, M. A. Ed
wards, and Judge .I. H. Davis,
with Mr. E. S. Wellons as exofficio
They revised the jury lists of the,
of the county. They worked about
five hours steadily, and carefully
performed the service for which
they were appointed.
Erom the old list of jurors and
the tax digest for 1890, they se
lected the names of 601 competent
and worthy men to serve as jurors
during the next two years. Of
these 182 were chosen as grand
The entire list contains 25 or 30
names less than the old list com
tained. As this fact indicates,
some names were dropped. A few
new ones were put on, and a few
changed from the traverse to the
grand jury list, and a few the oth
The full work of the commission
ers was not completed, and anoth
er meeting will be held next Mon-
Before that time Clerk Wellons
will copy the names into the jury
book, alphabetically, and arranged
in two separate lists, traverse and
grand. Besides this, he will write
each name selected on a separate
slip of paper and divide them, as
directed by the commissioners, in
to grand and traverse jur yboxes.
Next Monday-the commissioners
will examine the work done by
Clerk Wellons, and then sign the
book, certify to the correctness
of the service performed, place the
names in the boxes and seal them
Complaint has reached -this
office that the road from the Felder,
residence to the Perry branch is
not in good condition. This road is
within the jurisdiction of the town
authorities, And we dare say it will
be put in good order at once.
—If our memory serves us cor
rectly, the Library directors ap
pointed a committee last spring to
arrange for a theatrical entertain
ment. Such an affair would be
pleasing and profitable, during the
first week of’ Houston Superior
—The growth of a town or com
munity will not be as it should
while the people thereof are di
vided in opinion concerning public
affairs, and thereby unity of action
is prevented. The people of Per
ry should consider this fact thor
—For the first time a Sunday
train was put on the Perry branch
railroad last Sunday. The train
leaves Perry at 9 o’clock a. m. and
connects at Fort Valley with the
train that reaches Macon at 10:45;
and leaves Fort Valley at 5:15 p.
m., arriving at Perry at 6 o’clock
Though next Sabbath is the
fifth Sunday in August, and there
are no regular appointments for
preaching in Perry, we under
stand that Rev. J. C. Brewton will
preach at the Baptist church.
Rev. N. D. Morehouse will preach
at Andrew Chapel, Houston Fac
—A member of the Empire &
Dublin railroad surveying corps
inspected the topograyhy of Perry
and the surrounding country last
Thursday and Friday, in company
with onr local “construction” com
mittee. He was well pleased, and
says there is no reason why the rail
road could not be built to Perry.
—Perry was temporarily forsa
ken by the young neople yester
day (Wednesday). Early in the
morning they left town in buggies,
wagons, and other vehicles—a
laughing, happy crowd. At Beech
Haven, on the G. S. & F. railroad,
near Hayneville, they enjoyed the
day in " delightful picnic style.
Particulars have not yet been re
—The “Indian Doctor" who fur
nished the “powders” that came
near fatally poisoning two mem
bers of the S. F. Dasher house
hold two years ago, is now a pris
oner iu Houston county j..il. He
There will be a tub race on Big
Indian creek to-day (Thursday) at.
4 o’clock p. m. Seven young men
of Perry have entered for the race,
and a silver cup will be given as
a prize for the winner.
The start will be made at a point
about 150 yards above the bridge,
and the race will be about 100
yards, the home line being about
25 yards above the bridge.
We understand the prize will be
placed on the bank at the home
line, and the winner must be in
his tub when he reaches the home
line, and then get* out and secure
There’ll be lot’s of fun.
The entire race can be seen from
the western bank of the creek.
All are invited to attend.
Give Us Onr Share.
Subscribers to the Home Journal
have not been asked for money
for the paper since last winter, and
not many of them then. Now,
however, we must ask all who owe
subscription to pay on nr before
October 1st, if. practicable. A
bank note against the editor must
be paid early in October, and we
call on onr patrons to "assist us.
The subscription price will be SI.50
a year to all who pay before or
during the October session of
Houston Superior Court.
—Notwithstanding the fact that
Willis F. Price was burnt out last
January, he is again.handling cot
ton at the same warehouse, Fourth
street, Macon, Ga. The house has
been repaired, made safe, and
Price gets the best price for all
the’cotton he handles. Jake Heard
manipulates the scales, and the
weights are exactly in accord with
the heft of the cotton. No cus
tomer of Mr. Price lost a cent by
the fire, and no one will lose here
after by any act of his, or any mis
fortune that comes to him. Willis
Price desires to sell Houston coun
ty cotton. The warehouse charges
are only 50 cents a bale, •
—Through the efforts of Rev. J.
C. Brewton the Southwestern rail
road authorities have been peti
tioned to discontinue the Sunday
train that has just been put the
Perry branch road. The train in
question was put on in answer to a
petition of Perry citizens, and now
a counter petition goes forward. It
is presumed that the authorities
will act in accord with the desires
of a majority of our people. The
editor of the Home Journal was
not asked to sign the first petition,
and he declined to sign the other.
Our personal desires in the prem
ises are not strong, and unless our
mail is to be opened directly npon
arrival Sunday evening, we dire
very little abontthe Sunday train.
—Elsewhere in this paper ap
pears an advertisement of the new
drugstore, Dr. L. A. Felder, pro
prietor. A. full line of drugs, the
best patent medicines, superior
perfumes, toilet articles, etc., are
for several days Sheriff . Cooper
was very reticent concerning the
identity of the prisoner. The
“Poctor” will appear in Houston
Superior Court next October, un
der an indictment already among
the court pap.ers.
kept constantly on hand. The pre-
was captured early last week, but scription department is presided
over by Dr. Wr K. Griffin, one of
the most careful and competent
druggists in the state. Read the
The jurors drawn t * serve at the
next term of • Houston buperioi
Court have been summoned by
Sheriff Cooper. The court will
convene ou the first Monday oc Oc
tober, and the following is a list of
E L Dennard E Y Steadman
T N White T P Tucker
C S Cutts Miles Fitzgerald
Bright Harper J H Hodges
G W Killen J T Hartley
A A Smoak 1 T Woodard
_L P Warren A B Greene
A H Daniel A W Murray
J B Hunt J B James
J W Dixon AH Tharp
W D Day B F Murray
F O Miller D J Permenter
B C Kendrick. W D Pierce
O E Houser L A Rumph
Jas A King W L Newman.
TRAVERSE JURORS—1ST WEEK.
F M Parker W G Jordan
Jno T Leary J B Irby
S H Simmons J H M Cliett
J C Thompson W D Tharp
G >T Brown C D Anderson, Jr
Jas Harper J J Moore
W M Franklin J W Prater
J T Reynolds James Hesters
J C Henderson A C Cliett
J F Renfroe J F Troutman, Jr
A Bryant C W Tucker
Jesse A Smith Daniel Calhouu
Lewis Clewis J J Smith
JF George S F Newel
H J Peavy W C Wright
J H Baskin Howard Hill
Geo Thompson T J Tooke.
TRAVERSE JURORS—2ND WEEK.
A R Dayis S T Floyd
Frank Dize C D Dennard
J T Lane W S Riley
G C Hartley E T Parham
E J Fuller T J Gatlin
N L Hesters J W Bartlett
T S Kennedy E Ragin
H E Talton Augustus Cooper
Taylor Leverett J A Hickson
John Keller W W Richards
A E Graves Littleton Spradley
W E Green J S Hancock
C F GatliD Holt Baff
W B DnPree A G Hardison
J W Rushing Napoleon Smith
W A Stubb3 J F Houser
'H D Clewis L W Fulwood
T J Anderson John Wasner.
Festival at Andrew Chapel.
We have been requested to an
nounce that the ladies of Andrew
Chapel (Houston Factory Metho
dist church), will give an ice
cream festival next Saturday even
ing, for the purpose of aiding in
the repairing of the building.
The ice cream, cake and other del
icacies will be served in the after
noon, commencing at about four
o’clock, in order to give all an op
portunity to aid in a good cause.
We have also been requested to
state that there will be plenty of
cream and polite attendants as late
as 11 o’clock, so that those from
Perry who desire to attend, may
not be afraid of being too late.
Everybody invited, and a pleas
ant time is promised to all pa
—Deputy Tax Collector T. M.
Killen says he will have his tax
books ready this week, and will
begin the first round of the pre
cincts on the 8th of September.
He began work on the • books last
Friday, and on account of the com
plicated fractions, the job of cal
culating the amonnt of tax has
been exceedingly tiresome. The
state and county rate combined is
S8.96 on the $1,000 of property.
Mr. Killen simplified his work by
first calculating the tax on the sev
eral amounts from $1 to $80,000,
and then from this table he made
the amount d e by each tax payer.
—Col. Troup Taylor, of Atlanta,
has been in and around Perry since
the early part of August, continu
ing his search for phosphate a few
miles south and south-west of Per
ry. Col. J. L. Warren, of Savan
nah, was prospecting with him last
Friday and Saturday. Excellent
fertilizing properties have been
discovered, but it seems that it is
believed better will be unearthed.
Col. Taylor will remain here about
about two weeks longer before he
returns to Atlanta. It is firmly
believed that fertilizer works will
soon be established at or near
—While the editor was in Fort
Yalley a short while last week, he
was informed that a letter woald
be sent to the Home Journal this
week, in which a correct report of
Maj. Brunson’s visit to Fort Val
ley would be given. It is claimed
that the Major’s article last week
slandered several of the good citi
zens of Fort Yalley, and they are
unwilling to rest under the insinu
ations of inhospitatality hurled at
them. As the letter failed to reach
us, we must still give Major
Bronson place at the head of the
—It has been positiyely assert
ed that two new stores—general
merchandise—will be opened in
Perry within the next two or three
Onr little town is solidly an
gradually growing. We have now
completed a public ginnery which
wdl commence work in a few days,
and two new residences will soon
be in course of construction, as the
lumber has already been placed on
Cotton in this section is opening
very fast A great many claim
that the crop is half open, now and
the farmers are very much dis
couraged at the present prices, and-
a probability of a short crop.
Prof. E. H. Ezell and family
left last Friday, the 22nd inst.
for Bntler, Ga., their fntnre home.
About the 1st of July he was ten
dered the Presidency of the Butler
Male and Female College, which
position he accepted at a fixed sal
ary, having resigned qs principal
of the Byron High School, because
of having to teach the school on its
merits. The people of our town
were very much grieved to give up
Prof. Ezell and his family, for we
never knew them but to like and
love them, and what is Byron’s
loss is Butler’s gain.
The good and energetic people
of our town did not become dis
couraged when informed that Prof.
Fzell had sent in his resignation as
principal of onr school, but set to
work and have succeeded in ob
taining the services of Prof. D. G.
Lae, of Cartersville, Ga., at a sala
ry of $100 per month. Prof. Lee
is now with ns, and will open the
fall term of the Byron High School
September 1st. He has been high
ly recommended to us as a first-
class teacher iu every respect, aud
we can assure the public, and es
pecially those who have been so
kind as to patronize our" school in
the past, of a good school and a
good teacher. Two other teachers
have also been secured to assist
Prof. Lee, but we are unable to
give their names just now. We
are informed that a music room
will be added to the academy, and
other necessary improvements will
be made at once. Those who
may wish board, can get same on
reasonable terms by applying to
Mrs. A. M. Jackson, who has been
keeping a boarding house here for
some time,and she gives her special
attention to all students for the
Mr. S. J. Heath, our old railroad
agent, has again accepted the
agency at this place, Mr. W. F.
WaltoD having resigned. The peo
ple of onr town extend to Mr.
Heath a hearty welcome, and are
glad to know that he thinks so
much of our town and its people
as to accept the agency here the
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hodges are
spending a few days with relatives
at this place.
Mrs. M. J. Proctor, after a pleas
ant visit to her sister, Mrs. R. H.
Baskin, of our town, left for Co-
Aug. 26th 1890.
-Mrs. S. L. Feagin, of Macon, is
visiting relatives- in Perry.
—Mrs. H. M. Hollzciaw, Sr., is
visiting relatives at Macon.
—Mrs. N. P. Miller is in
Huntsville, Alabama, visiting her
—Mrs. N. E. Gox returned home
last Saturday from Atlanta, where
she spent several weeks with
Miss Mattie Ainsley, of Amer
icas, is in Perry visiting her grand
parents, Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Tharp,
and other relatives.
—Miss Annie Norwood, who has
been m Macon visiting her sister,
Mrs. E. F. Bronson, returned
home last Saturday.
—Miss Maggie Gordon opened
a private school last Monday at the
residence of her father, with 8 pu
pils in attendance.
—Mr. T. J. Tooke, one of onr
Upper Town prosperous farmers,
has hauled shingles from town this
week to recover his house, on the
■Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Branson
returned home last Wednesday
evening from Twiggs county,
where they spent ten days visiting
relatives of Mrs. Brunson.
WRITTEN BY, P.HELYX.
Cotton picking is in f alf blast,
and hands are scarce. The crop
will all be harvested in September
this year, and it will leave the
farmers with a long winter rest.
Now while they are resting let
them prepare their gardens, nnd
have an early vegetable crop for
market, to help out. the cotton
shortage. The merchant sticks
close to his business, and he
makes a success otit; and if the
farmer will leave his gun in the
house and his dog in the yard, and
stick squarely to his farming busi
ness, he will make a success of it.
Misses Mattie and Lizzie King
visited relatives in Crawford coun
ty last Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. R. E. Story is on the sick
Mrs. Wm. Thompson, of Scot
land, returned home last Wednes
Mr. J. A. King and wife visited
relatives at Feagin last Sunday.
Mr. A. McD. King and family
visited relatives at Feagin last
Mr. John Story leaves here to
day for Bntler, where he will enter
the Butler High School. What is
our loss is Bntler’s gain, for Mr.
John Story is a very highly es
teemed gentleman, and we wish
him much success in his studies.
—Within the next two or three
weeks Messrs. Payne & Willing
ham will move their immense stock
of furniture into the new store on
the corner of Second and Cherry
streets, Macon, Ga., two doors be
low the store they now ocenpy.
They will occupy in that store four
floors,210 feet long by 40 feet wide,
making the largest furniture store
iu the South. Messrs. Payne &
WilliDghein know the furniture
business thoroughly, and iu style,
price and completeness their stoek
is unsurpassed. See their adver
tisement in this paper.
—Mrs. Charity Anderson, and
her son and daughter, Mr. Hardy
and Miss Corn, were in Perry Sat
urday and Sunday visiting rela
tives, the family of Mr. T. J. An
—We are informed that Judge
G. F. Gober, of the Blueridge cir
cuit, will preside in place of Judge
Miller during the second week of
Houston Superior Court, and that
he will sentence Tom Woolfolk.
—The many friends here of Mr
S. Jj. Speight regret that he -will,
soon cease to be a citizen of Perry.
He will go down to Vienna about
the first of September and enter
into mercaetile. business there, but
his family will remain here until
—Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cade re
turned to Perry Tuesday night
from New York, where Mrs. Cade
took a finishing course at the
Grand Conservatory of Music. She
is now fully prepared to teach, and
is ready toinstrnct a few pupils in
vocal and instrumental music, at
—About two weeks ago, Mr. W.
T. Smith, son oli the late Warren
Smith, left home for a business
visit to Macon. He failed to re
turn in due season, and last Satur
day his wife received a letter from
him, dated Sherman, Texas. It is
presumed here that he will not re
turn, and that his departure for
the, west' was the result of financial
—Mr. J. W. Wood, late of Sooth
Carolina, is now a resident of
Perry—living with his family in
Mrs. Hook’s house on Swift street
Mr. Wood is running a brick-yard
at Perry, and has contracts for
erecting one or more brick stores
in Perry this fall. We gladly wel
come him to our town.
—Mr.'M. J. Nelson has moved
with his family from Eva to Fort
Yalley, where he has just com
pleted a handsome residence. He
is an excellent citizen and pro
gressive business man, and will
prove a valuable acquisition to the
citizenship of our thriving sister
town. He was in Perry Tuesday
night and early Wednesday morn
—Mrs. M. C. Hook has, in her
store on Carroll Street a choice
stocK of fashionable millinery and
fancy articles for ladies’ toilet use.
She wiR also trim hats and bon
nets in the latest styles, with best
materials. Her prices are in ac
cord with the times. The ladies
of the town and country are cor
dially invited to call and examine
her new goods. See the advertise
ment in another colnmn.-. •
—Frank Smith, son of a res
pected negro carpenter here, re
turned to Perry Monday after an
absence of ten years. On Tues
day night he was arrested, by Mar
shal Tounsley, on a requisition by
telegraph from Monteznma. It is
not known here what the charge is.
Frank says he “ain’t done noth
ing,” but that the trouble is some
thing, about a key that he lost, or
hid. He don’t talk much.
—It is a remarkable fact that
less than half the cotton of Hous
ton eonnty is ginned and packed
on the farms where it is grown. A
few years ago there was a gin and
a press on almost every farm.
—Dnrmmers who come here say
that Very few towns the size of
Perry contain as fall and choice
stocks of goods as onr merchants i
Cramps in the!
lv relieved by Lamar’s Diarrhoea
CORNER CHERRY AND SECOND STREETS, '
PAYNE & WILLINGHAM.
BALKCOM, RAY & D1NKLER, A
450 MULBERRY STREET, MACON, GEORGIA.
WHOLSALE DEALERS IN
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran, Meat; Sugar; Coffee,
^Ba.g’g'iELg’ a,ELd. Ties,
AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF CANNED GOODS.
iW Write to us, or call at the store,and we will guarantee satisfaction in every
COTTON COMMISSION MERCHANT,
451 Mulberry Street, : : : MACON, GA.
Strict personal attention to all business. .gEil
AMPLE ARRANGEMENTS FOR HANDLING COTTON.
LIBERAL ADVANCER AT LO WEST RATES.
PROMPTNESS AND POLITENESS ARE MY MOTTO.
I solicit your patronage and guarantee full satisfaction.
O. L. RENFROE.
C. R. AULTMAN.
RENFROE & CO.,
310 Second Street, - - Macon, Ga.
RETAIL DEALERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
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B@fL.Give us a trial, and you will be sure to seme again. Polite and
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