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DEVOTED TO HOME INTERESTS, PROGRESS AND CULTURE.
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA„ THURSDAY, APEIL 25, 1901
SCHOOL COMPOSIT1 ON. In Memory, Mrs, Sarah J. Thompson.
Annie C. Mathews,-Class 8th, Centerville School
After many long cold and blus-
t r y days, the disagreeable weather
has departed and the bright spring
sunbeams have appeared to bright
en and cheer our happy land.
Do we say spring has arrived?
Yes, she is here with all ber pomp
and’glory. Nothing but joy and
gladness seem to illuminate her
pathway, when she throws her
pleasant rays of sunshine in her
The many wild flowers that
come to cover the hill sides and
lowly plains with their welcome
presence, soon perceive she has
taken her abode in tbeir midst
and after the space of a few -flays
they sprout up bud and blossom
in as much radience as the ‘Bibli
cal Rose of SharonWhen this
delightful season arrives,the num
berless stately trees begin to beau
tify their presence by buds blos
soming into a multitude of per
fectly shaped green leaves. The
fruit trees are the most important
of all trees. They first present to
the naked eye a multitude of sweet
scented flowers, then a host of
green foliage and last, but of the
greatest importance, a bountiful
supply of delightful fruit. Soon
as the unmberless trees become
robed with their new dress of
green, the sweet voiced nightin
gale, the little sparrows and all
the birds of every name begin
building their cozy little nests on
one of the boughs of the beautiful
trees. If spring is the season for
flowers to bloom, birds to sing
and growth of vegetation, it is
time for some youthful maiden to
hear the words of love from the
lips of her ardent admirers. When
spring arrive 3 she brings to mind
many thoughts that are sufficient
to ennoble our inner natures and
cause us to purify our lives and
begin life anew like the tree
hears a new supply of fruit every
How can the eloquent poets for
bear from taking their chief works
from some river, or mountain side
just after it has been refreshed by
the sweet dews of God given spring
time. Alas 1 poets, like many otfr-
er mankind, fail to find as much
charm in spring as in the melan
choly months of autumn and win
w.0! beautiful spring, never re
move thy wing from our doorsill.;
If thou will stay with us from day
to day,' we will be more joyous,
happy and gay.
Mexico knows nothing of the
dilatory court methods so com
mon in this country. A Califor
nia prospector had a case involv-
mg some mining property in Sir
naloa. It came up first in Febru
ary, 1900, and went against him.
It has since been appealed three
fimes, all four decisions having
been secured in eleven months.
Three of the courts favored the
Job Couldn’t Have Stood It
If he’d had Itching Piles.
Ihey’re terribly annoying; but
micklen’s Arnica salve will cure
jhe worst case of Piles on earth,
yt has cured thousands. For in
juries, Pains or Bodily Eruptions
p ? the best salve in the world,
pice 25^ a box. Cure guaran-
ee d. Sold by druggists.
The common and familiar
phread spun by Madame"Spider is
[ 80 fine that 25,000 miles of it,
| *° g° around the earth,
would only weigh eight ounces.
And yet fine as it is; the thread
consists of 1,000 filaments.
i„P° Cure A Cold In One Day
| ake Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab-
I ets All druggists refund the mon-
I 7if it fails to cure. E. W. G-rove’s
^nature is on each box. 25/.
Written for the home journal.
About one year ago death’s an
gel visited and summond from us
! ODe we loved devotedly, but the
One that doeth all things well and
| knows best had claimed her sou]
| for His glorious cabinent above.
She was confined to her bed about
three weeks prior to ber death,
but she bore all of her afflictions
with the utmost modesty, await
ing the final call of her Heavenly
Father. Alas, the hour came on
the morning of the 18th of April,
1900. Just|as the light of day was
appearing from the east her soul
passed from time to eternity.
She was a most estimable lady
in every respect, a kind friend and
neighbor; a devoted wife and a
She was born in Houston coun
ty, Ga., April 22nd, 1826, was a
daughter of the late Daniel Mur
ray, and in the twenty-first year of
ber life, 1847, she was married to
Mr, M. M. Thompson, with whom
she lived, loved and comforted
the rest of his live, when about
fourteen years prior to ber he was
called by his Heavenly Father.
Of that union there eleven chil
dren, seven of whom survive her
All that loving hands and a
skillful physician could do was
extended her in her last illness,
but the time had come for us to
part from our loved one. If our
petitions were, “Heavenly Father,
let her stay,” He knew best what
we needed before we asked Him,
and He saw fit we hope to take her
to a place He had prepared for her
in bis Father’s bouse, where there
are many mansions there, where
no farewell tears are shed, where
sickness, sorrow, pain and death
never come. But where the pure
and the good will be gathered to
enjoy an immortial destiny for
eternity. Ob? If her .dear chil
dren but had her back again,
would they ever speak unkind to
her again? or would they be ever
so disobedient as to forsake her
law? God forbid. My dear readers,
if yon have a mother living do all
that is in your power to make her
happy. Always be obedient and
speek kind words of love and com
fort, never do any thing that
would hurt her feeling, for yon
know not the value of a parent’s
love till you have experienced the
loss of one of them as*I have both.
She has gone, we hope, to that
heavenly home where we are told
by the word of God that all good
people that doeth His will and
commands and keep His law shall
be awarded with a golden crown.
Never more are we to hear her
speak kind words of love and com
fort. But, dear children, strive
to do good and obey God’s kind
laws that you may meet her on the
Mourn not, dear ohildren,
For the one so dearly loved;
Let us hope she has only gone,
To a better place above.
And remember, well dear children,
That God always knows best,
And has taken her from this perlons world
To a happy home to rest.
He has taken one from us
Whose face,on earth we’ll see no more,
But let ns only try to meet her,
On the happy golden shore.
A Friend, J. W P.
Whose Girl Are You?
Do you ever have the headache
so you can’t go to the theatre with
him? Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
cures headache, aod if you take it
according to directions you can pre
vent its return. Sold by druggists.
V ' — »
The war in South Africa has al
ready lasted nearly as long as the
Crimean war, and has cost Eng
land much more money.
When you are billions, use those
famous little pills known as De-
Witt’s Little Early Risers to
cleanse the liver and bowels. They
never gripe. Holtzclaw’s drugstore
Since our comminflty has been
supplied with a postoffice, we wish
outsiders to know that we are in
the procession and have shown no
disposition to retire, even if the
heavy rains did discourage ns
It seems that the fruit crop is
safe and will make many people
of Georgia as well as other states
feel that it is good to be here, if
they don’t know why they should
say so. There was some appre
hension about the time of the full
moon but, as far as we can ascer
tain, all has subsided and leaves
a feeling of pleasant satisfaction
that is very conspicious upon the
part of interested parties who
speak in glowing terms of the
Corn and cotton seed are com
ing up after a few weeks of iner
tia, which at one time seemed to
preclude a re-plant. 1
We have learned that there is a
fishing club organized in in our
section known as The Pine Island
Fishing Association, the object of
which is physical gain and expan
sion of the cuticle of its members.
A worthy mission, to be sure, and
one that, no doubt, will be filled
to the pleasure of its organizers
and others who are allowed to
participate in the revels. The
property controlled and that ad
jacent is reputed to yield profits
equal to that of a four-horse farm
when properly managed-the man
agement referring to the property
and not the farm-which no doubt
helped to create a desire to be one
of the managers.
Some of our young men, of the
romantic disposition called to see
the ladies at a certain place on
last Saturday night and happened
to stay longer than their horse
thought prudent, thereby having
to cover the distance homeward
as pedestrains, which was nobly
and hastily done according to their
testimony, corroborated by dust
and perspiration. It no doubt
was quite a khock-out to their
dignity, but from their appear
ance and conversation all goes
well that ends well.
We have recently learned of
Capt. J. B. Jame’s death of Fort
Valley, from paralysis, and offer
condolence to his family and wish
them the assurance of a meeting
in the world beyond the vale where
there’ll be no parting or farewell
taking one of another.
Mr. B. F. Murray and daughter
visited Perry one day this week.
Mr. Henry Harris was here one
day this week looking after his
farm. He was accompanied by
little Henry and Rnby, who took
a look at the goats and things in
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 conghs,
colds and all throat and lung
troubles. Price 50c. and $1.00.
Trial bottles free at Holtzclaw’s
The first paper money used in
this country was issued by Penn
sylvania in 1728. In the early
part of that year fifteen thousand
pounds were issued on the credit
of the colony, and a few months
later thirty thousand pounds
We Have Opened Again
AFTER THE FIRE
■'\77"ltlh. a, Bran Z£Te‘\X7- Stools of
MEN’S AND BOYS’
SUITS, HATS AND FURNISHINGS*'
We will be pleased to have you call.
All Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention.
414 & 416 Third St., M ACON, GA.
GREATEST BARGAIN STORE.
The Place Where You Can Buy Everything that You Need
to Wear at Prices from 25 to 50 Per Cent Cheap
er Than Others Will Sell it to You.
QTlffcPC We sell more Shoes
than most aDy reg
ular shoe boose in Macon. Why
do we do this? Simply because we
SELL NONE BUT THE BEST,
and guarantee every pair that
leaves our house to give satisfac
tory wear or refund your money.
Men’s Shoes from 98c. to $5.00.
Ladies’ Shoes from 65c. to $3 50.
Children’s Shoes, 25c. to $1.50.
Ladies’ Slippers, 25c. to $2.00’
Children’s Slippers, 35c. to $1.50.
Why not give us your Shoe trade
and save 25 to 50 per cent on every
yair of Shoes needed in your fam
In this line we
^lotning*. CA]sr D0
EXCEL aDy clothing store in Ma-
' cod. Oar Clothing is well made, it
j fits, it is durable, it holds its color,
aod is 25 to 50 per cent cheaper
thau most clothing stores can af*
ford to sell yon the same quality
Mens Saits, $3.00 to $12.50
Youths Snits, $2.00 to $ 8 00
Childrens Snits, 65c. to $ 4 00
Boys Knee Pants, 15c to 85c
The largest and most .complete line
of Extra Pants for men in the state,
49c to $5 00 the pair.
Extra Coats aod Extra Vests to
fit aod please any man in Houston
Yes, we sell everything in the Dry Goods Line—Dress
Goods, Percales, Lawns, Dimities, Calicoes, Sheetings,
Shirtings, Checks, Cottonades, Tickings, Bleachings, No
tions of every description, and our prices are right} this
you will acknowledge after you have seen us,
Straw Hats. l g 3
est line of Straw Hats to be found
in Macon for Men, Boys and Chil
dren—10c. to $1.00 each. If you
want a Straw Hat come to us.
This is where
w you save just
half. We do not want regular Millinery
prices. Here you can select your Hat and
trimmings and have it trimmed while yon
wait. This department is upstairs, and
yon can be suited.
Sailors 10c. to $1.00.
O URS is the most complete store in Macon, and the only one
where you can buy everything that you need to wear.
Come and see us.
Stop the Cough and Works off the Cold
Laxitive Bromo-Quinine ^Tablets die p/iCBS.
cure a cold in one day. No Cure
No Pay. Price 25 cents.
prepared to do it in a
Now is the time to have
your JOB WORK done*
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