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PERRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL IS, 1901.
PROGRESS AND CULTURE.
GR AND jury presentiments.
We, the Grand Jurors, chosen
and sworn for the April Term 1901
Houston Superior court, beg leave
t0 submit the following general
1 Through appropriate commit
tees we have examined the public
buildings and records, and find the
We find the court house in good
condition, except a small leak in
the roof, and one lightening rod
loose from its fastning on chim
ney and lying on roof.
\Ve think this ought to be put
up or took off, as, in its present
condition, it might be dangerous
to building, also, that the leak
should be repaired.
We find the jail in good condi
tion, with the exception of one
cell which needs repairs, also wa
ter facilities out of order, neces
sitating the hauling of all water
for use of prisoners and cleaning
jail at an expense to the county.
We recommend repairs on cell,
and also that pump be put in good
order at once.
We find inmates of Poor House,
consisting of one white and six
negroes, all well cared for and
contented, but we find the build
ings somewhat out of repair, es
pecially the dwelling of superin-
tendant and two houses occupied
by inmates, which need rlpairs.
We recommend that necessary
repairs be made..
We find the books of Ordinary,
Clerk Board Commissioners, Coun
ty Judge, Clerk Superior Court,
Sheriff and Tax Collector, correct
ly kept and everything connected
with each office creditable to the
officer in charge, and we heartily
commend them for their efficency.
We find Treasurer’s Book’s cor-;
rect and vouchers to cover all ex
We find upon examination of
Tax Receiver’s Books that much
of the taxabble property of the
county, in our judgment, is re
turned, in mg.ny instances, at
much less than its actual value
and, therefore, we recommend
and urge that our Tax Receiver
rigidly enforce the. rules under
the law as laid down for his gui
We find that the Books of
County School Commissioner
neatly kept, and we. think
Commissioner and Board of Edu
cation are energetic in their ef
forts to advance the cause of Edu
cation in our courity.'
We have elected J. A. Smith on
Board of Education to fill the un
expired term of G. M. T. Feagin,
We find the Criminal Dockets
of J. P’s. of the 928th, and 970th,
Districts G. M. have cases marked
settled and cost paid by defend
ant contrary to law.
We find the civil and criminal
business of J. P’s. of the 527th,
542th, 769th, 492nd, 500th 771st,
541st and, 765th kept together.
We find that the J. P. of 887,
has not his cost itemized, and that
the J. p 8 . of the 769, 619, 926,
771, 527, 887, 542, 626, 500,
928, 528, 541, 492, 765, and
did not bring their Criminal
Dockets before this body for ex
We have elected S. J. Hose No
tary Public ex-Officio J. P. for
the 756th Dist., and H. E. Talton
N. P. and ex-Officio J. P. for the
We find upon examination into the
prevalence of Small Pox that the
county has paid out on anaccount
thereof, some twenty-three hun
dred dollars, and the probability
that it may be .more prevalent la
ter on forces us to insist upon the
proper authorsties taking necessa
ry steps to stamp it out, and we
recommend that Vaccine Virus
he furnished by the county for the
vaccination of all in the county
who have not been successfully
vaccinated, and that detention
J L Fincher
J H Wimberly
G D Anderson
T W Young
J T Hortman
S B Wilson
I T Woodard
W H Noorwood
Geo S Haslam
A H Tharp
W B Kemp
W B Sims
T H Brown
B C Holtzclaw
J A Smith
W O Lewis
W G Edwards .
C J DuPree
S L. Norwood.
Houston Superior Court
April Term, 1901.
It is ordered that the foregoing
Presentments be spread upon the
minutes of the court and publish
ed as recommended.
In open Court April 9th, 1901.
W. H. Felton, Jr.
J. S. C. M. C.
I hereby certify the foregoing
to be a true extract from the min
utes of Houston Superior Court,
at April Term, 1901.
M. A. Edwards,C. S. C.
A Raging, Roaring Flood
Washed down a telegraph line
which Chas. C. Ellis, of Lisbon,
la,, had to repair. “Standing
waist deep in icy water,” he
writes, “gave me a terrible cold
and cough. It grew worse daily.
Finally the best doctors in Oak
land, Neb., Sioux City and Oma
ha said I had consumption and
could not live. Then I began us
ing Dr. King’s New Discovery and
was wholly cured by six bottles.”
Positively guaranteed for coughs,
colds and all throat and lung
troubles. Price'50c. and $1.00.
Trial bottles firee at Holtzclaw’s
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The women of Cleveland, 0.,are
apparently losing interest in the
ballot. Under the law they are
permitted to vote on school mat
ters. A year ago 6,000 of them
voted for school director. Last
week only 706 of them turned out
to the polls to vote.
camps and pest houses be estab-1
lished, if necessary.
We find upon investigation that j
the financial condition of our :
county is bad.
We attribute this mostly to the
present systen of working our pub
lic roads with the chain gang.
For the last five years,. 1896,
1897, 1898, 1899, and 1900, we
find the average cost per year for
opurating the chain gang to be
We find th^t the county for a
number of years has borrowed
large sums of money, and still
owe $4200.00, of which $1,500.00
has been drawing interest for some
twenty-one months, balance of
the $4200.00 long since past due.
We find the amount of money
on hand about enough to pay ex
penses of this session of court,and
possibly ordinary expenses of this
. To meet current expenses for
balance of year we will be forced
to borrorw money.
In view of these facts we rec
ommend, at the earliest practical
date, the suspension of the pres
ent mode of working our roads as
provided for in the law known as
the Alternative Road Law, embod
ied in sections 578 to 588 inclusive
of the Code of 1895, and all subse
quent amendments thereto, so far
as the Bame applies to Houston
We return thanks to his Honor,
Judg W.H.Felton and the Solicitor
General for their uniform courte
sy, and request the publication of
these presentments in the Home
Journal and Fort Valley Leader.
T. H. Rentz, Foreman.
BY BIG SAi'DY.
Dr. J. O. Mann and wife visited
Macon last week.
Miss Sarah Tounsley of Perry
was the guest of Mrs. J. H. Coffee
The youug pebple of Elko en
joyed an Easter egg hunt last Fri
day night. Misses Lilia Mae Mims
and Mamie Brown were the hiders.
The moon failing to shine, lan
terns were procured and used.
Prof. G. A. Gresham made a
flying trip to Unadilla Friday
night, and another to Henderson
Messrs. F. T. Eubanks, H. E.
Marshall, F. W. Pool and R. B.
Means attended preaching at Hen
“Captain Coot” was in the vil
lage last week for the first time in
Mrs. Frank Till of Macon was
in town last week.
Miss Rosa Lee Harrison is the
guest of Mrs.- W. E. Till.
Miss Nancy Kilgore was in town
Mrs. A. A. Houser has gone to
South Carolina, where she will
visit a while.
Mr. W. L. Means, as usual, vis
ited Macon Saturday.
Miss Ella Speight,who had been
visiting Mrs. W. R. Davis, has re
turned to her home at Vienna.
No rain, no rest. Cotton plant
ing is all the go among the farm
. Mr. E. F. Holmes left Elko last
week for Huntsville, Ala., where
he will drum for Mr. J. D. Means.
Mr. Jake Roberts of. Vienna vis
ited Elko last week. His many
friends here were glad to see him.
April 9th, 1901.
Prof. Ivison, of Lonaconing,
Md., suffered terribly from neu
ralgia of the stomach and indi
gestion for thirteen years and af
ter the doctors failed to cure him
they fed him on morphine. A
friend .advised the use of Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure and after taking a
few bottles of it he says, “It has
cured me entirely. I can’t say
too much for Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure.” It digests what you eat.
H. M. Holtzclaw’s drugstore. * .
During harvest last year Edward
Pallas of Maysville, Kansas, was
caught in a machine and terribly
injured. While he w as still laid
up his wife deserted him. In Oc
tober he secured a divorce, which
under the state law did not be
come final until the expiration of
six months. He died before that
time, and now his divorced wife
claims his estate.
Job Couldn’t Have Stood It
If he’d had Itching Piles.
They’re terribly annoying; but
Bucklen’s Arnica salve will cure
the worst case of Piles on earth.
It has cured thousands. For in
juries, Pains or Bodily Eruptions
it’s the best salve in the world.
Price 25/ a box. Cure guaran
teed. Sold by druggists.
Army recruits are scarce in
England as well as in this conn-
try. In order to stimulate the
laggard - military spirit among
British yokes a genius of the war
office in London.has devised what
he calls a ‘ ‘recruitograph. * * This
is a moving picture machine which
shows all sorts of attractive views
of army life.
To Cure A Cold In.One Bay
... ^ ... j Take > Laxative Bromo Quinine
The lingering cough following | Tablets. All druggists refund the
grippe calls for One Minute Cough money if it fails to cure. E. W.
Cure. For all throat and lung; Grove’s signature is on each box,
troubles this is the only harmless 25/.
rompfiv that gives immediate re? ——
suits. Prevents consumption. Cooking is taught in 230 Girls’
Holfczclaw’s drugstore. schools in Germany.
#1.150 a Year in Advance.
414 & 416 Third Street,
MACON’S GREAT BARGAIN STORE!
The Place That Gives You Better Yalues for Your
Money Than Any Store in Georgia.
is full to overflowing with the latest things in Men’s, Boys’
and Children’s Suits suitable for the season. When you
are in Macon be sure to see our leaders, the
$5.00, $8.00 and $10.00
Saits for Men.
They are stylish and durable, and fit as if the tailor bad
made the from yo u.
Youth’s Suits $2.00 to $6.00;
In this line we can fit and please any boy from 15 to 18
-ears of age. CHILDKEH’S SUITS 75c. to $5.00, Knee
Pants. Some with Vests for the smaller ones, 1 to 14years.
Extra Pants to fit. and suit any man or boy in Houston
This is the line of goods that yon want to see. We sell
none but the best, aud will guarantee to save you from 25c.
to 50c. on every pair of Shoes that you buy of us; and re
member that we absolutely warrant every pair of Shoes
that leaves our store to give satisfaction, or we give you
your money back
Don’t fail to see us when in Macon.
F0R MM MD B0YS.
SPBI m 1901.
We are ready with our complete stock of
Clothing for Spring. Suits from ....
$7.50 to $25.00.
Orders by mail carefully filled and
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