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Her Time to Come to tlie Front.
“Aunt Cindy,” said a white wo
man to her colored cook, says* the
Pittsburg Dispatch, “I tear that
your daughter is married.”
“Deed she is, honey, an’ dat’s
de reason I didn’t come ter cook
nuthin’ fur you yistidy. Tas, de
chile is done mail'd, an er heap is
tuck offen my mind.”
□“Did she do well?”
“Oh, yassum, mighty well. Mar-
rid a man dat’ll weigh pretty nigh
“I mean is her husband worth
“I doan know how he is at de
present ercasion, but dey tells me
dat he is er powerful handy pus-
son . W’y he dun sarved two years
in de pehytenchy on account o’ his
handiness. Tas, monstous handy
pusson, Dave is.”
□“I should have thought that you
would have objected to your
daughter being married to a man
that had been.in the penitentiary .’
“Oh, wellum, some folks is a lit
tle skittish tliatter way, but I neb-
er was foolish. Ez long as a' man
is put in depenytenchy for stealin’
chickens, w’y it shows dat he wants
sutkin’ good to eat at his house.
Now, dar’s my son, Tom. Er lion-
ester chile neber libed, but I doan
like ter go ter his house an’ stay,
caze he nebber has nuthin to eat,
but it ain,t datter way wid Ben.
you better blebe it ain’t. Dey has
Ben in jail eber once in er while,
i jail i
but when I goes to his house, you
better blebe dar’s suthin’ fitten ter
eat. I come ter tell you dat
kain’t cook for you no mo.”
“Wall, my daughter she gwine
cook fer Miz Wilcox, now, en ez I
ben takin’ er nuff stuff home ter
s’port her eber sence I ben cookin’
fer you, -w-’y it’s her time ter come
ter de front wid me. Good day,
Jed Tompkins’ Hypothesis.
Near Fayetteville, Tenn., short
ly after the recent cyclone which
did so much damage in that state
and Kentucky, old Jed Tompkins
(colored) was hauled up before
’Squire Nason for stealing one of
Col. Ballentyne’s sheep, says the
Before the trial the ’Squire, the
Colonel, Jed and several others
were lounging in front of the
’squire’s dingy little office, all
hands, with the exception of Jed,
relating incidents of the terrible
storm.; the ’squire winding up with
a tree on his farm from which the
wind had stripped the bark, and
the colonel “seeing” this with a
brick wall on his place' through
which the tornado had driven a
On the trial the evidence was all
against Jed, the colonel identify
ing the sheep which had been
found hanging up on Jed’s back
“I’ll have to hold you, old man,
unless you can explain how that
sheep came there,” said the mag
“Can’t ’splain, ’Square,” Jed an
swered. “W’en I got up in de
mawnin’ dat sheep was jes’ layin’
“And you don’t know who
brought it there?”
“No, sah—lessen de cyclone
Mowed it dar.”
“Aha! ‘Lessen de cyclone blow
ed it dar,’ eh? And did you ever
see a cyclone that could Bkin a
“No, sab, I cain’t say as I has,
’lessen ’twar dat same cyclone what
peeled ’Squire Nason’s tree an’
driv the straw through Col. Ballon-
“The ’squire pulled up his specs
and took a long look at Jed, and
the colonel arose and stated that
he would not prosecute the case
further, as this was the first cy
clone that had ever blown any of
his property into Jed’s possession.
Must tlie Piano Go?
Is the day of the piano over? A
German musical journal says it is,
and affirms that the perfection .of
the piano playing ha-ring been
reached, art will instinctively
reach out for a new instument up
on which to produce fresh, novel
and still greater delight. It would
be difficult to conceive any pros
pect more gratifying to the general
public, especially to the large pub
lic which does not play the piano
and wishes nobody could. The
German musical journal suggests
that the new instrument will com
bine wind power with strings. It
will be the orchestra reduced to a
keyboard, the.calliope worked by
hand, the orchestron transferred
from the concert saloon to the
drawing room. It is already in the
drawing room, at least in miniature,
in the form of the hybrid cabinet
organ. Whether the uniting of the
piano with the parlor organ would
produce a new parlor instrument
which would be an improvement
on the old remains for mechanics,
rather than artists, to determine.
But we don’t want to lose ^the
piano altogether. It is like good’
wine, a goou thing if it be well
used. Like wine, it is a fiend when
tortured from daybreak to dark by
unwilling hands. It has become
too general. There are too many
piano teachers and too many pi
anos. In self-defense it might be
a good idea to tax pianos like poo
However, whether a new instru
ment be invented or not, art will
not surrender the old one without
a protest. As well complain that
because painting reached its gold
en age long ago we need new color
boxes, to the total exclusion of the
old pigments which enabled a
Bapliel, a Titian, a Correggio, a
Bmbens, to acheive their wonders.
What we need in pictorial art as in
music is genius. We' would not
lose, the nightingale because she
does sing the whole grove full of
music. We would not surrender
the violin because it has only four
strings. But in every art a protest
against blundering incompetence,
against inflated pretension, against
fatuous persistence in the face of
natural inadequacy, is made. What
is needed is not a new instrument
to take the place of the piano, but
fewer and better piano players.
Adaievxlle, Ky., Dec. 23,1889.
Badam’s Microbe Killer Co.,
Gentlemen—This certifies tkatl
have been a sufferer from asthma
and catarrh for more than two
years past, getting most of my
sleep sitting up in bed or reclining
in a chair. . I have used one jug of
Badam’s Microbe Killer, and for
the last three' weeks have been
sleeping naturally, soundly and
sweetly as a child. I attributed
my relief to the remedy, and heart
ily recommend it to any one suffer
ing from asthma or catarrhal
Edwin B. Moose,
Cashier in Bank of Adairsville.
For sale by Holtzclaw & Gilbert,
sole agents, Perry, Ga.
Education in Persia is confined
to teaching the Koran.
A Good Day’s Work.
The transition from long, linger
ing and painful sickness to robust
health marks an epoch in the life
of the individual. Such a remark- Is there not something sweat and
Weakness of itself is not a dis
ease. It is : however a most dis
tressful symptom,. Alas 1 how many,
wearily drag themselves about, ev
ery effort giving them distress, ex
isting without any of the pleasura
ble sensations of robust health
Are you in this condition? Why?
There is no excuse for feeling
mean and miserable. Bemove the
cause of your distress, which un
doubtedly is a state of blood impu
rity and a disordered system.
How? Why by doing as others
G. W. Chandler, Bed Fork, Ark,
writes : “I was so weak that it was
only with great effort that I could
do anything. I used several bot
tles of Botanic Blood Balm, and
can now do a good day’s work.”
“Able to do a good day’s work!’
Ancient anchois were made of
Eiderdown is the down of the
More people die in spring-time
than in any other of the seasons.
Charles Fairbanks, of Adrian,
Michigan, speaks twenty lan
Cincinnati manufactures 60,000
pounds of shot every day.
The number of blind people- in
the world is set down at one mil
Tea is said to be the only una
dulterated article to be found in
A gold nugget worth §6,700 was
taken recently from a gold mine
The Indians in the Indian school
at Lawrence, Kansas, have organ
ized a brass band.
A bounty of twenty cents a doz
en is paid in Ohio for heads of
The Japanese word for farewell
means “if it must be so;” and the
Chinese say, “go away slowly.”
It is calculated that there is
property valued at §50,000,000 at
the bottom of tbfe Atlantic Ocean.
There are only seven absolute
monarchies left: China, Madagas
car, Morocco, Persia, Bussia, Siam
The Argentine Bepublic has an
area as large as all Central and
Western Europe combined, about
1,620,000 square miles.
The cultivation of sugar cane in
this counti-y began in 1751 near
New Orleans. The first sugar mill
•was erected in 1758.
Sheet iron is rolled so thin at
Pittsburg, Penn., that the light of
day shines through a single sheet
as through a piece of glass.
There is a dog in Philadelphia
that has a mania for tearing off
door-knobs and plates and wreck
ing the woodwork of the doors gem
It is estimated that the n
ber of passengers carried by
the railroads in the world aver
ages six million five hundred thou
sand a day.
A new cannon just made by
Kiupp is forty-two feet long, can
be fired twice a minute, and throws
a two thousand pound shot a dis
tance of twelve miles.
The tallest school girl in the
world lives at Biednaun, near
Sterzing, in the Swiss Tyrol. She
is in her eleventh year, and
about six feet high.
An ordinary elephant produces
120 pounds of ivory, worth §300.
England consumes 650 tons, for
which it is necessary to kill 12,000
elephants a year.
An Indiana cow, five years old,
has given birth to eight calves.
At three years of age she gave
birth to quadrupletsand the two
following years to twins.
“Old Chabert,” one of the best
known socialist speakers in Paris,
died recently. He spent his days
denouncing capitalists, and always
appeared in public wearing
A traveler in Japan writes that
the Japanese pay more attention
to personal cleanliness than any
other people in the world. High
and low bathe at least once a day
and sometimes of tner.
A Purely Vegetable Remedy,
exempt of mineral poisons, bad odors ani
taste, acting on the liver, kidneys and
system, curing Headache, Rheumatism,
Bladder and Liver troubles,
is the nonpareil of all home prescriptions
'Weakly Females use only W.W. C.
FINDLAY IRON WORKS,
C D. FINDLAY, Proprietor.
Fine Parlor and Church Organs
From Standard Makers, to be closed
ont at SPOT CASS PRICES,
with yean to pay in,
NEW PLAN OF SALE-
Bented until paid for—
S3 to $3 monthly.
GreatestiBargains In onr 20 years trade.
Sale limited. Send quick for Bargain
Sheet and SFEOnL GOLD OFFER.
Every Organ wgl go Inside of 60 Days.
DON’T MISS THE CHANCE!
If you ever want an Organ, buy it now.
HIDDEN & BATES
It Is a fact that we have the inside
track on Pianos, and actually SAVE
purchasers JFJCFTY HOEEAES ON
EACH XIANO. Onr 9»«5 Piano is
sold regularly "by largest dealers at
$275, and it is well worth it, too* No
other House in America selling High
Grade Pianos at Low Grade Prices*
No cheap, inferior Pianos sold. Our
cheapest are perfect and durable*
Guaranteed from ground up, Write us.
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j City Iron Works.
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' Horse Powers, Mill Gearing, Castings and Machinery of every description,
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Gagnes, Hancock Inspirators, Belting, Babbit Metal, etc.
For Steam, Water, Hand or Horse POwer.
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Steam Engines of all makes, Boilers, Separators, and all kinds of Machinery
BKICK MAKERS MACHINERY
The different parts of the “SWORD” machine made and kept in stock at manu
TIME AND EBEIGHT SAVED BY OBDEBING EEOM ME.
Barrow and Track Wheels especially designed for Brick Makers, constantly on
hand. All the patterns of the late “Central City Iron Works,” including the
patterns of the Farqubar Engines, are owned and used solely by me. Corres
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FINDLAY’S EBON WOEKS, Macon, Ga.
U§g-Send for Price Lists and Circulars.
To euro Biliousness, Sick Headache, Consti
pation, Malaria, Liver Complaints, take
the safe and certain remedy,
Use the SMALL Size (40UttleBeansto tho
bottle). They abb the host convenient.
Suitable lor all ULfee.
Price of either size, 25c. per Bottle.
KISSING" 7 - 17 - 70 *™*^
“ w 11U WMilled for 4 ets. (coppers or itwps).
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SZMIITH & IK-AXiL,
MACON, - - GEORGIA
STEAM ENGINES, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Grist Mills,
Mowers, Hay Rakes;
Office at Coleman & Bay’sWarehousc.
CHINA, CROCKERY EARTHENWARI
GEORGIA'S PRIDE THE OLD RELIABLE
We Have a Complete Stock and
Full Assortment of Commercial
Stationery, and duplicate Macon or
Atlanta prices in this class of work.
GHE US J TRIAL ORDER
TO BUILD A HOUSE
A new workman’s free school is
to be established in Morrisania,
THE INSTALLMENT PLAN-
BETWEEN MACON, FORT VALLEY, PERRY A1JD COLUMBUS.
Schedule went into effect March 30th, 1890.
(Standard lime, 90th Meridian.)
A Catholic congress to deal with THE 1NTUR,STATE)
labor questions is to be held in
Ho. 3. | Ho 1. j
“In the spring-time” comes
as a tonic and a boon.
able event is treasured in the
memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained
is gratefully blessed. Hence it is
that so much, is heard in praise of
Electric Bitters. So many feel
they owe their restoration to health
to the use of the Great Alt erative
and Tonic. If you are troubled
with any disease of Kidneys, Liver
or Stomach, of long or short) stand
refreshing -in that expression?
Strength to rigorously do this or
that. Strength that is only over
come by natural fatigue. Strength
that when expended, is- by rest
and nature fully renewed. Such
will be your reward.if you give B.
B. B. atrial.
H. B. Bandolph, Brunswick,
Ga., writes: “I was under the.care
Fewer Canadians than usual
have crossed over the line to help
Maine farmers to get in their hay
Building and Loan
3.15 a. m.
425 a. m.
1.50 p. m.
3.00 a. m
Fort Valley Leave
1 Ho. 2. | Ho. 4.
10.25 a. m.
9.20 a. m.
11 0 p. m.
BETWEEN FORT VALLEY AND PERRY.
separable. Try it
and W.W. C.are in-
ing, you will surely find relief by. . , , , , , ,
use of Electric Bitters. Sold a t of nine different doctors, but not
50c. and §1 per bottle at Holtzclaw one chd me the good that Botanic
& Gilbert's Drug Store. ' Blood Balm has done me.
In Ireland a belt made of wo
man’s hair is placed round a child
to keep harm away.
A sure Liver medicine, strengthening;
invigorating. W.W- 6.
8.15 p. m.
9.00 p. m.
11.35 a. m.
12.20 a. m.
Leave Fort Valley Arrive
Arrive Perry Leave
9.00 a. m.
8.10 a. m.
3.50 p. m.
3.05 p. m.
425 a. m.
’ 15 «
7.05. a. m.
3.05 p. m.
412 p. m.
6.10 p. m.
Leave Fort Valley Arrive
Arr Everett’s Arrive '
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Arrive Butler . Arrive,
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Arrive Columbus Leave
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6.05 p. m.
10.35 p. m B
7.55 p. m.
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