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PERRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1901.
By Salllc V. Bill 6th Grade, Dunbar Training
The colony of Georgia was
founded by James Oglethorpe, who
was born in England. Such was
the nobility and purity of his char
acter that he was admired by all
who knew him. His life-work
was the love of his country and
her unfortunate people. And when
he became a very old man he was
so erect and commanding in ap-
pearence that he was urged to take
command of the English forces in
the Revolutionary war. But de
clined, the King having refused to
give him full authority to do jus
tice to the colonies. By his own
request he was made chairman of
the committee for inquiring into
the state jails and their inmates,
i At this time a foolish ider pre
vailed in England—so foolish that
it would almost seem laughable if
it were possible to laugh at such a
grave wrong.—It was this. £ When
a man owed money and could not
pay it, it was supposed that the
best way to make him pay was to
Bhut him up in prison. Anyone
knows that when a man is locked
up and cannot work, it is not very
easy to earn money. But this was
not understood by the English,
and as there were a great many
hard-hearted creditors in England,
the prisons were filled with poor
debtors. Oglethorpe’s efforts
were to better their condition,
which he succeeded in most happi-
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Georgia is situated in the south
eastern part of the United States.
It is bounded on the north by
Tennessee and North Carolina; on
the east by South Carolina and
the Atlantic ocean; on the South
by Florida and on the west by
Georgia is divided into three
sections, North, Middle and South
Georgia. North Georgia is a
mountainous region. The streams
are rapid and are often broken by
South Georgia occupies about
three-fifths of the State. It is a
great plain sloping toward the Sea
on one hand and the Gulf on the
other. The dividing line between
Middle and South Georgia is mark
ed for the great change in the
level of the country.
A few of the counties of Geor
gia are drained by the Mississippi
river, the remainder being divided
between the Atlantic system and
the Gulf system-.
The climate of Georgia is sub
tropical in its character; the heat
is greatly moderated by the winds
from the Atlantic and the Gulf in
the southern part.
The natural wealth of Georgia
is very great. Her forests abound
in many valuable woods. Her
climate suits the growth of most
every kind of fruit, grain and veg
etables; and the northern part
yields iron, copper and coal. Val
uable building stones are found in
nearly all parts of the State.
Among the most prominent indus
tries of the State are the manufac
ture of lumber and pine products.
Georgia being the leading state
°f the South in manufacture. _ ag
riculture, railroads etc., received
tbe name of “Empire State of the
IjAtlanta, Savannah and Augusta
a re the leading cities of the State
Atlanta being the capital.
Old Soldier's Experience.
M. M. Austin, a civil war veter
an, of Winchester, Ind., writes:
“My wife was sick a long time in
spite of good doctor’s treatment,
but was wholy cured by Dr. King’s
^ew Life Pills, which worked won
ders for her health.” They always
do. Try them. Only 25c at
Koltzciaw’s Drugstore. .
A Herd Of Irish Bulls.
War on The Long Skirt.
^ rom an Iriish Baronet Short skirts for women are com-
(Sir Boyle Roche) to a friend in ing into greater favor every day
London, during the Irish rebellion and for good reason. They are
. ; not only more convenient than
My Dear Sir: Having now a: long dragging skirts, but much
little peace and quietness, I sit : more serviceable. The strongest
down to inform you of the dread- \ argument in favor of the short j *>
ful bustle and confusion we are in i skirt is that it is much easier to ! G
from these bloodthirsty rebels, • keep clean and is therefore much
most of whom are, However, thamr more healthful. The subject of
dress reform is being discussed
We Have Opened Again
God, killed and dispersed. We
are in a pretty mess; can get noth
ing to eat, nor any wine to drink,
except whiskey, and when we sit
down to dinner we are obliged to
keep both hands armed; whilst I
write this letter if hold a sword in
one hand and a pistol in the oth-
t,r. I concluded from the beginning
that this would be the end of it ;
and I saw I was right, for it is not
half over yet, At present there
are such goings on that everything
is at a stand. I should have an
swered your letter a fortnight ago,
but I only received it this morn
ing. Indeed, hardly a mail ar
rives safe, without being robbed.
No longer ago than yesterday the-
coach with the mails from Dublin
was robbed near the town; the
bags had been judiciously left be
hind, for fear of accidents; and by
good luck, there was nobody in
the coach, but two outside pas
sengers, who had nothing for the
thieves to take. Last Thursday
an alarm was given that a gang of
rebels were advancing hither, un
der the French standard; but they
had no colors, nor any drums ex
cept, bagpipes. Immediately every
man in the place, including wo
men and boys, ran out to meet
them. We soon found our force
much too little, and they were far
too near for us to think of retreat
ing ; death was in the face; but to
it we went, and by the time half
of our party was killed we begun
to be all alive. Fortunately the
rebels had no guns but pistols,
cutlasses and pikes; and as we had
plenty of muskets and ammuni
tion, we put them all to the
sword; not a soul of them escap
ed, except some that were drown
ed in an adjoining bog; and,, in a
very short time, nothing was to be
heard but silence. Their uniforms
were all of . different colors,, but
mostly green. After the action
we .went to rummage their camp.
All we found was a few pikes with-
ont heads, a parcel of empty bot
tles full of water and a bundle of
blank French commissions filled
up with Irishmen’s names. Troops
are now stationed everywhere
round the country, which exactly
squares with my ideas. Nothing,
however, can save us but a union
with England, which would turn
our barren hills into fertile val
leys. I have only leisure to add
that I am in great haste, yours
truly, BOYLE ROCHE.”
<<p g. If you do not receive
this in course it must have miss-
carried; therefore, I beg you will
immediately write to let me
Like Oliver Twist, children ask
for more when given One Minute
Cough Cure. Mothers endorse it
highly for croup. It quickly cures
all coughs and colds and every
throat and lung trouble. It is a
specific for grippe and asthma,and
has long been a well known reme
dy for whooping cough. Holtz*
! with great interest, not by women
alone, but by physicians and
health authorities. There is a
consensus of opinion that trailing
skirts were veritable germ traps
and that their use out of doors
should be strongly discounte
nanced. It is very difficult to make
fashions conform to rules of com
mon sense, but the reasons for
abolishing trailing skirts for street
wear should be sufficient to appeal
effectively to every woman who
values her health.
Dragging dresses are not neces
sary to woman’s attractiveness.—
A protest against the establish
ment of a horse slaughter-house
in New Jersey has brought out the
fact that the slaughter of horses
for food is expressly permitted by
law in the state of New -Jersy un
der certain restrictions.
Fight For Twenty Millions.
War is on, it is declared, among
the heirs of Collis P Huntington
for the $20,000,000 which the es
tate has earned since the railroad
magnate’s death, August 14tli,
last. Princess Hatzfeldt, his
adopted daughter, is in New York
and is said to be leading the fight.
She was to receive $1, 000,000. If
she can share in ( the increase, it
means $871,487 to her, making
her beqvest $1,871,487. Archer
M. Huntington, the adopted son,
will get one-fourth of that amount.
Mrs. Collis P. Huntington and
nephew, Henry E. Huntington,
are the residuary legatees under
the will. It is said they insist on
the letter of the multi-million
aire’s last testament. If they win
they will get all, $20,000,000. If
all the legatees share in the
princely profits it will take about
1,000,000 off the increase.
He is A Wonder.
All who see Mr. C. F. Collier,
of Cherokee, Iowa, as he is now,
cheerful, erect, vigorous, without
an ache, could hardly believe he
is the same, who, a short time ago,
had to sit in a chair, propped up
by cushions, suffering intensely
from an aching back, in agony if
if he tried to stoop—all caused by
chronic kidney trouble, that no
medicine helped till he used
Electric Bitters and was wholly
cured by three bottles. Positively
cures Backache,. Nervousness, Loss
of Appetite, all Kidney troubles.
Only 50c at Holtzclaw’s Drugstore.
A Bostonian who has lived for
years in Paris says that the reason
so few injuries are inflicted in
French duels is that Frenchmen
in dueling invaribly use a revol
ver about the size of an American
toy pistol, the .bullets of which
are not much larger than bird-
shot. A man might be peppered
with a dozen shots from such a
pistol and not be hurt very much.
The Best Prescription for Malaria,
Chills and Fever is a bottle of
Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic.
It is simply iron and quinine in a
tasteless form. No cure—no pay.
“Life is a burden imposed upon
you by God. What you make of
it that it will be to you. Take it
up bravely, bear it on joyfully,
lay it down triumphantly.”
Co8d In One I>ay
To Cssre A
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets ~ A11 dm twists refund the mon-
When you arebillious, 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
AFTER THE FIRE
TX7"itla. a, Bran. IfcTe’w Stocks: of
MEN’S AND BOYS’
SUITS, HATS AND FURNISHINGS
We will be pleased to have you call.
All Mail Orders G-iven Prompt Attention.
414 & 416 Third StJ MACON, GA.
MACON’S GREATEST BARGAIN SHE.
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.
In this line we
We sell more Shoes ! 1 111Q*
than most any reg- i . CAN AND DO
Shoesy_ OT J(l|
ular shoe boose in Macon. Why ! EXCEL any clothing store in Ma-
do we do this? Simply because we l con. Our Clothing is well made, it
SELL NONE BUT THE ^|ST,« fe||’“leape’r
and guarantee every pair that
leaves onr house to give satisfac
tory wear or ref and voar money.
Men’s Shoes from
Ladies’ Shoes from
98c. to $5.00.
65c. to $3.50.
25c. to $1.50.
25c. to $2.00.
35c. to $1 50.
Why not give us your Shoe trad e
and save 25 to 50 per cent on every
yair of Shoes needed in your fam
thau most clothing stores can af
ford to sell you the same quality
Mens Suits, $3.00 to $12.50
Youths Suite, $2.00 to $ 8 00
Childrens Suits, 65c. to $ 4 00
Boys Knee Pants, 15c to 85c
Tbe 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 and please aDy man in Houston
Yes, we sell everything in the Dry Goods Line—Dress
Goods, Percales, Lawns, Dimities, Calicoes, Sheeiings,
Shiriings, Checks, Cottonades, Tickings, Bleachings, No
tions of every description, and our prices are right,* this
you wi'l acknowledge after you have seen us.
est line of Straw Hats to be found
in Macoo for MeD, Boys and Chil
dren—-10c. to $1.00 each. If you
want a Straw Hat come to us.
This is where
Millinery. yoa 63ve m
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 snited. 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.