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JOHN H. HODGES, Fropr. DEVOTBD TO HOME INTERESTS, PROCRESS AND CULTURE. 91.50 a. Year in Advanco.
PERRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1901.
the morro gastle.
CO-OPERATING WITH TRUSTS.
Maud Ammons, Class 8, Centerville School
The 'Morro Castle is built on a bed
of black rock at the entrance of the
harbor of Havana. Its old walls have
stood many a siege by the British,
Trench and Dutch. The historic
structure, intended for a military
stronghold, is admirably situated on
a high elevation, and from the loca
tion an excellent view of land and
water is obtainable for many miles
This grand old castle is no longer
a stronghold. A bombardment by
the elements controlled by the de
vastation of "Father Time” has play
ed sad havoc with the beauties of
the Morro, and what was once a
strong fortification is nothing more
than a crumbling mass of masonry.
The castle is a grand place from a
distant view, and in nearly all other
respects it is a House of Horrors. A
mention of the place thrills the heart
of a Cuban with ill feeling—they
have a great dread of it. At one
time during the war between Spain
and Cuba there were 212 prisoners
in the castle, and they were com
pelled to sleep on the bare floor.
The water which was given them
was in tin cans that once contained
kerosene oil. The prison is a very
damp, unhealthy place, and a con
finement within its old walls is very
often attended with fatal conse
quences. The whole interior is like
The Spanish soldiers could stand
behind the Morro and fire upon our
men as they entered the harbor. The
Americans could do no damage to
them whatever, but the Oregon took
the Morro for her mark and knocked
great, yawning holes in it every
where. The big Spanish flag on the
castle, which had waved lazily above
the smoke of every engagement, was
lost sight of when the Oregon open
ed fire. One shell struck the face of
the castle, which was now running
rivulets of crumbled stone. The fir
ing lasted all day, and no flag on the
Morro after it was lost sight of dur
ing the day. The last part of the
shooting from the fleet was spectac
ular. All the shells landed in or
near the batteries. The whole hill
was a cloud of smoke, dust and fly
ing earthworks. As usual when the
fleet drew off, the Spanish battery
fired three or four parting shells
that did no harm. ’None of our
ships w T ere hit at any time.
Written for the home joubxal.
The death angel has again visited
our community, and claimed for its
victim the precious little boy of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Cherry. James Mil-
'ton had just entered his fourth year
at the time of his de.ath, April 23rd,
1901. He was a bright, darling boy,
the light of the home, the father’s
hope, the mother’s love. After an
illness of ten days the Savior said,
"Come unto me, for of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven.” His laugh
ing blue eyes claimed the attention
and won the love of every one that
met him. His eyes truly were "the
windows of his soul.” It is so sad
to give up those we love, and we are
often tempted to think the dealings
of Providence so hard, and we can
never see the justice in it until "the
mist has rolled away” and we can
see life and ourselves as God sees us.
Dear father and mother, dry your
weeping eyes, hold up your droop
ing heads, and with David of old
remember “the child cannot come to
you, but you can go to him.” Thank
God for the doctrine of immortality
that assures us that we can meet our
loved ones beyond the river.
One Who Loved Him.
He is A Wonder,
All who see Mr. C. F.
of Cherokee, Iowa, as he
cheerful, erect, vigorous,
an ache, could hardly believe he
is the same, who, a short time ago,
had to sit in a chair, propped up
hy 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
Appetite, all Kidney troubles.
Only 50c at Holtzclaw’s Drugstore
Alfred Judson Fisher, the Chicago
historian, has woven the highly in
teresting results of a genealogical
investigation into "A Daughter of
Adam,” a short story which he has
written for The Ladies’ Home Jour-
Da h He traces the heroine of his
romance (in real life a well-known
Philadelphia woman) directly back
to Adam, establishing with corrobo
rative detail every link in the long
genealogical chain. He brings to
tight the fact that there have been
°ne hundred and twenty-one gener-
Mions of the human family, begin
ni ag with Adam.
EeWitt’s Little Early Risers
search the remotest parts of the
oowels and remove the impurities
speedily with no discomfort. They
are famous for their efficacy. Easy
I? take, never gripe. Holtzclaw’s
Man it Missing, but Returned Money.
New Vfork World.
The strange disappearance of Chris
tian W. Fuchs, of No. 24 Amber St.,
Brooklyn Hills, Queens county, is
puzzling the police.
His absence since Wednesday af
ternoon has been still more mystify
ing since last Saturday, when he re
turned by mail to his firm, the Neu
man Decorating Company, No. 375
Fifth Avenue, three two thousand
dollar notes, which he received on
Wednesday to deposit. On the same
day Ignatz Rosenfeld, proprietor of
the Cafe Boulevard, on Second Ave
nue, also received $35 by mail which
he had loaned Fuchs on Wednesday,
James T. Naulty, Fuchs’s brother-
in-law, thinks the address on the let
ter to the Neuman Company was
written by a woman and not by
Fuchs was bookkeeper for the
company, and his accounts are said
to be straight. He has a wife and
five children. The police description
of the missing man is thirty-five
years old, five feet seven, dark hair,
brown eyes, sandy mustache, black
overcoat, dark coat and vest, black
and white striped trousers and black
Day by day evidence is accumu
lating that the controllers of the re- j
publican party are in collusion with
the corporations that have destroyed
competition. Democracy contends
against this widespread outrage, de- j
manding that the rights of the peo- j
pie be respected, but the republicans ■
help the trusts in order that the,
trusts may be willing to buy the
election of republicans to national
office. An instance on this line is
presented below, from our Washing
“If it were not for Tom Platt and
the vested interests of the United
States and Adams Express compa?
nies behind him, the United States
could enjoy a parcels post system
similar to that in vogue all over the
civilized world except in the United
States. As it is, we shall have to
continue to pay exorbitant express
•rates to fill the private coffers of
these gentry. Recently the post
master general made an arrange
ment with several foreign countries
for* an international parcels express,
which made it cheaper to send pack
ages weighing up to about eleven
pounds to Germany, Venezuela, New
Zealand and a few other countries
than to ship them for a few hundred
miles in this country. The express
companies raised such an outcry
against this, however, that the de
partment is afraid to extend the sys
tem further, and has returned a dis
couraging reply to the expressed
wishes of the British government
for a similar arrangement. Indeed,
it is probable that the existing
agreements will be rescinded.”
If people only knew what we
know about Kodol Dyspepsia Cure,
it would be used in nearly every
household, as there are few people
who do not suffer from a feeling
of fullness after eating, belching,
flatulence, sour stomach or water-
brash, caused by indigestion or
dyspepsia. A preparation such as
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure,which,with
no aid from the stomach, will di
gest your food, certainly can t
kelp but do you good. Holtz
And now it is the straw hat that
has been grabbed by the trast. The
combine to wring a contribution out
of the summer young man and the
summer girl’s papa was formed the
other day in Maryland. Presumably
the octopus would next'be after the
bathing suit—if there were enough
of it to make the grabbing worth
You Know What You Are Taking
When yon take Grove’s Taste
less Chill Tonic because the for
mula is plainly printed on every
)ottle showing that it is simply
Iron and Quinine in a tasteless
form. No cure, no pay. Price 50c.
Thinks We Are Mean People.
Mr. Paul de Cassagnac, editor of
a Bonapartist newspaper in Paris,
thinks we are "very mean” people,
who try to make out that we are
honest and industrious when we are
not. He says, "The American need
ed sugar and he took Cuba. He
needed coffee and he took Porto Ri
co. He wanted to have an outlet- for
his commerce in the east and he
took the Philippines. He thought
he could make use of China and ac
companied the Europeans there. He
made a feint of occupation and then
quietly went away, leaving behind
and betraying his allies for the ben
efit of the cut-throat Chinese.”
Therefore, according to M. Cassag
nac, we shall never be able to “buy”
the “esteem of the civilized world.”
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
New Life Pills, which worked won
ders for her health.” They always
do. Try them. Only 25c at
Japan has no music, and the first
melodies the race ever heard, aside
from that of the birds, were hymns
sung by Christian missionaries. Not
withstanding this, many Japanese
have of late years become expert
musicians and charming vocalists.
Mr. W. J. Baxter, of North
Brook, N. C., says he suffered
with piles for .fifteen years. He
tried many remedies with no re
sults until he used DeWitt’s Witch
Hazel Salve, and’that quickly cur
ed him. Holtzclaw’s Drugstore.
It is said that the United States
produce more than 200,000,000 bar
rels of apples annually. We export
more apples than all the rest of the
California did not figure m the
the census returns of the United
States until 1850, and then its pop
ulation was 92,597.
Sreasurer Park is mentioned as a
possible candidate for governor.
To Cure A Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove’s
signature is on each box. 25/.
We Have Opened Again
AFTER THE FIRE
a, Bran. 2STe-w Stools of
MEN’S AND BOYS’
Intelligent associates are a source
of enjoyment as well as_ edification
of the mind.
SUITS, HATS AND FURNISHING?,;
We will be pleased to have you call.
All Mail Orders G-iven Prompt Attention.
414 & 416 Third St., MACON, GA.
MACON’S 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/
QL~ ~~ We sell more Shoes
uIiUlo* than most anyreg-i
ular shoe bouse in Macon. Why 1
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 65e. to S3 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
pair of Shoes needed iD your fam-
EXCEL any clothing store in Ma
con. Our Clothing is well made,- it
fits, it is durable, it bolds its color,
and is 25 to 50 per cent cheaper
thau most clothing stores can af
ford to sell you the same quality
Mens Suits, $3 00 to $12.50
Youths Suits, $2.00 to $ 8 00
Cbildre.n8 Suits, 65c. to $ 400
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 and Extra Vtsts to
fit and 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 wiU acknowledge after you have seen us,
est line of Straw Hats to be found
fo Macon for Men, Boys and Chil
dren—10c. to $1.00 each. If you
want a Straw Hat come to ns.
This is where
you save just
half. We do not want regular Millinery
prices. Here you can select your Hat and
trimmings and have it trimmed while you
wait. This department is upstairs, and
you 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.
Now is the time to have
( your JOB WORK done.
The Rome Journal u
prepared to do it in a neat and artistic manner at reasona
ble prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.