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DEVXlfED TO HOME INTERESTS, PROGRESS AND CULTURE. 91.50 a. Year in Advance,
PEJtRYr HOUSTON CpUNTY> GA.i THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1901.
By Our Regular Correspondent:
It seems practically certain nowa
days that the chief question which
w ill convulse congress and the Na
tion next winter will be that of the
tariff, both in relation to trust-made
goods and in connection with' the
reciprocity treaties which were so
unceremoniously burked last winter.
The matter will probably first come
up in connection with Cuba, which
will negotiate a reciprocity treaty
with the United States as soon as
its government is organized and capa
ble of making any treaties at all.
president McKinley has promised to
urge the ratification of this upon
congress by every mean's in his pow
er and will probably keep his word,
in view of his well-known sentiments
on the subject. But the protected
interests are already up in arms, the
beet sugar men of the west taking
the lead. They have threatened to
fight the proposed reciprocity to a
finish. The tobacco men do not care
so much, as they say Cuban tobacco
does not come into competition with
the American product except in an
indirect way. Senator Platt’s own
state of Connecticut raises a great
deal of tobacco, and while the sena
tor says that he has not yet heard pf
any objections to reciprocity with
Cuba, nevertheless bis state would-
be false to her record if she did not
protest bitterly sooner or later, it
being Connecticut which was chiefly
responsible for the abandonment of
‘plain duty” and whose influence
prevented the 1 consideration of the
French reciprocity treaty. .. Accord
ing to Senator Platt, it is not pro
posed by any one to = give Cuban,
products free admission to the
United States. But’the home sugar
growers are not willing tp> make any
concessions whatever, 8 and they are
already appealing to other interests
which are not involved in the Cuban
arrangement to stand by them.
Their argument is that an attempt
is to be made to lower all the im
portant tariff schedules by means of
reciprocity treaties, not; only with.
Cuba, but with most of the leading
nations; therefore, the whole protec r
tive system is involved, they say,
and it behooves all who are interest
ed to make a test case of the Cuban
treaty and beat it if possible. Inter
est in the subject is steadily grow
ing, and both sides are lining up for
a battle royal next wiuter.
The Supreme court will meet only
twice more before adjournment for
the summer, and yet there is not the
slightest indication of a decision in
the coloniai cases being handed
down. While no one wants to hur
ry the court unduly, nevertheless the
impression is gaining ground here
that some decision should be ren
dered. The Potto Bican act was
passed more than two years ago. It
was based on the theory that the
constitution does not follow the flag;
that our new insular acquisitions are
not under the constitution—not in
tegral parts, but colonial dependen
cies of the United States. That the
ory has shaped our policy toward all
of those acquisitions, and has been
the government’s policy for more
than two years. Meanwhile, cases
have been pending in the federal
courts—most of the time in the Su
preme court—involving the validity
of the Porto Bican act and, conse
quently, the constitutionality of the
government’s Insnlar policy. The
most momentous consequences hang
on the deferred decision, and it cer
tainly seems desirable that it should
n ot be postponed for another six
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^
|nit was wholy cured by Dr.King’s
New Life Pills, which worked won
ders for her health.” They .always
dp* Try them. Only 25c
. . Marietta Jouruol,
How few people are contented,
with their present condition in life
I and fret under their environments.
Always looking ahead to be happy,-
but never blest. We were bilking
with a group of gentlemen in a Ma
rietta store last week, and each ex
pressed dissatisfaction. with his lot
in life. We all think the other man
in hjs sphere is happy, andif we had
his chance we would reach perfect
The farmer thinks if he were a
merchant he would reach the acme
af his joy, and the merchant longs
for the fields as his theater of ac
tion; the railroad man thinks his
work the hardest lot and sighs for a
change—some comfortable clerkship
in a store, so as not to have to risk
his life and be out from home in all
kinds of weather; the clerk covets a
store of bis own; the merchant be
moans dull trade and increasing ex
pense; the lawyer wishes he never
saw a law book, and the school
teacher thinks his happiness would
be complete if he could only get a
job at something else, where vexa
tions parents and devilish children
could not torment his soul to death;
the politician regrets that be is in
capacitated for earning a livelihood
outside of office ? seeking and won
ders if the change in the adminis
tration will leave him out iu the
cold. And so it goes.
But it is in the consciousness of
duty well performed that we can
earn happiness and contentment.
Usefulness in the busy affairs of life
is what counts and proves a blessing
to man’s peace of rhind. So -if .you
would be*happy, be useful.
Let us be happy—life is not long—
A smile, a tear and a farewell song;
Dreams that drift to a morning bright.
A little of love and a little of light!
Then the dreams again, and then—
Counterfeiting seems to be becom
ing one of the lost arts. So far this
year only four counterfeits have been
discovered, and but six weeks of the
fiscal year remain. This breaks the
record for dullness in the counter
feiting business. Last year nine
Counterfeits were discovered, the
year before that seventeen, while in
still earlier years from twenty to
forty was the usual number. Coun
terfeiting does not pay any more.
The secret service men say it is as
easy to pass a bogus bill now as it
ever was, but they think the. good
times and plentitude of. employment
have induced a great many of the
old-time workers to turn hopest.—
Fought For His JLils.
“My father and sister both died
of consumption,” writes J. T.
Weatherwax of Wyandotte, Mich.,
“and I "was savbd from the same
frightful fate only by Dr. King’s
New Discovery. An attack of
pneumonia left an obstinate cough
and very severe lung trouble,which
an excellent doctor could not help,
but a few months’ use of this won
derful medicine made me as well as
ever and I gained much in weight.
Infallible for coughs, colds and all
throat and lung.troubles. Guaran
teed bottles 50c and $1 at Holtz-
claw’s Drugstore. Trial bottles
A Kansas editor who published
the fact that silver buckles-wbre be
coming fashionable on garters, and
incidentally remarked that he hoped
to see more of them, is now fighting
a divorce suit instituted by his wife,
and is nursing *<sore spots” received
from a cowhide in the hands of the
only young lady in the town who
wore silver buckles.—Exchange.
Mr. W. J. Baxter, of North
Brook, N. G, says he suffered
with piles for fifteen years. He
fried many remedies with no re
sults until he used DeW&t’s Witch
Mzel Shite; And that quickly cur
ed him. Holtzclaw’s Drugstore.
. •- v' - r ‘ •;* / i - ,
The Hasty Words.
> Harper’3 Bazar.
To think before you speak is so
wise an axiom that one would hard
ly think it needed to be emphasized
by repetition. Yet in how many
cases the hasty. temper flashes out
in the hasty word, and the latter
does its w®rk with the precision and
the paija. of the swift stiletto. Sin-
gularly enough, the hasty word of-
tenest wounds those who love one
another dearly, and the very close
ness of their intimacy affords them;
opportunity for the sudden thrusts.
We know the weak points in the ar
mor of our kinsman and our friend;
we are aware of his caprices, and or
dinarily are tender and compassion
ate, even of his vanities and his
small fancies and whims; but there
dawns a day when it is written in
the book of fate that we shall be as
cruel as we are loving. ,
We are cold or tired or hungry.
We are anxious over unpaid bills, or
our expected letters have not ar
rived; or one of the children is ail
ing, and we dread the outcome of
the malady. Our politeness fails us,
fortitude is vanquished, philosophy
is in abeyance, and we say that
which we .iepent of in sackcloth and
ashes. But though the hasty words
may be forgiven, it is not at once
forgotten. It has flawed the crystal
of our friendship; the place may be
cemented, but there is a shadowy
scar on the gleaming surface. Oh,
if the word of haste had but been
left unspoken; if the strong hand of
patience had but held back the word
as it was about to strike!
Mr. John Cooner,
Formerly with The Dannenberg
Co., has accepted a position with
ns, and will be glad to show his
friends the new stock of goods
recently purchased by us, and
invites them to call on him.
Where Our Canaries are Raised.
The Ladies’ Home Journal has
commissioned Ida Shaper Hoxie, the
well-known auther, to go to the
German Harz Mountains and write
of the raising and training of cana
ry birds. She will proceed to St.
Andreasburg, "The Singing Village
of Germany,” where 60,000 canaries
are reared every year, and spend
some time in the home of one of the
most successful breeders of these
peerless, singers, gathering material
for the article.
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
It is said a North Georgia post
master recently sent the following
notice to the postoffice department:
"Sur i wish to notify you that on
next Wednesday this offic will be
shet as i am gone dear hunt. You
kin fire me if you see fit but I’ll give
you a pinter that Im the only man
in the neyborhood that kin rede and
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.
' The United States are ahead on
hogs. Not counting the two-legged
variety, there are 38,000,000 in this
country, a number equal to the com
bined stocks of Russia, Germany,
Austria and the British Isles.
The least in quanity and most
in quality describes DeWitt’s Lit
tle Early Risers, the famous pills
for constipation, and liver com-
’ ~ - Hdltzelaw’s drugstore.
m m »
But for adversity" lots of men
would never find out whether they
were honestor not.
414 & 416 Third St., MACON, GA.
The Place Where You Gan Buy Everything that You Need
to Wear at Prices from 25to 50 Per Cent Cheap
er Than Others Will Sell it to You.
We sell more Shoes
than most any reg-.,
ular shoe house 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 ref and your money.
Men’s Shoes from 98c. to $5.00.
Ladies’ Shoes from 65c. to $3.50.
Children’s Shoes, 25e. to $1.50.
Ladies’ Slippers, 25c. to $2.00.
Children’s Slippers, 35s. to $1 50.
Why not give us your Shoe trade
and save 25 to 50 per cent on every
pair of Shoes needed in your fam
! Clothing;. IKMg
| EXCEL any clotbiDg store in Ma-
jcon. Oar Clothing is well made, it
j fits, it is durable, it holds 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
Childrens Suits, 65c. to $ 40,0
Boys Knee Pants, 15c to 85e
The largest and most complete line
of Extra, Pants for men in the state,
49c to $5 00 the pair.
Extra Coats and Extra Vests to
fit and please any man in Houston
Yes, we sell everything in the Dry Goods Line—Dress
Goods, Percales, Lav^ns, 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,
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 ns.
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.
UBS 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 J OB WORK doha
The Rome Journal u
prepared to do it in a neat and artistic manner at reasona
ble prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.