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LOOll. NEWS or TOWS AND GvUMTl
—ChristmiiB and P«rry assimi-
—JThere will be many compli
cations in Houston county poli
tics next year.
—A new furniture store, we are
informed, will be established in
Perry early in 1908,
•On January'1st, 1902, Mr.Ed.
The Spinsters' Club Entertainment.
The Christmas entertainment of
the Perry Spinsters’ Club was ren
dered in the College Uhapel last
Monday night, as advertised.
On .account of the rain that’
afternoon, the audience was not
large as had been expected, but it
was by no means a small crowd.
The first was a tableau,‘“Youth
ful Beauty,” embracing the young
S. Wellous wil
at Charleston, S.- 0.
—It is believed that the wheat
crop was not killed by the contin
ued freeze last
*■—The Spring term of Perry
Public school will begin next
Monday, December 80bh.
—Our farmers fear all the oats
that had been planted were killed
by that freeze last week,
—Last Week tli@ weather was
colder than ever before known
throughout a week in December.
—The Public'schools of Hous
ton county will begin their regu
lar tern! on the first Monday in
—Duritig Christmas week, the
visitors in Perry greatly exceed
the number of Perry people visit
—It is surely a calamity to our
•farmers if, the pats, they have
planted were killed by the cold
weather last week.
—Mr. E. E. • King will bo a
ladies of the Club in tasteful
evening dress, cleverly grouped
about the stage. The effect was
farmer again next year, on his
farm near Perry on which Mr, G.
A. Miller lived this year.
—Mr. George A. Miller and
family have returned to town, oc
cupying their homo on Church
Square and Main street.
—After January 1st, Mr. J.
Powers Cooler and wife will be
fjjj at home in the Havis house on
I I Main street, ocoupied for five
years by Maj. M. L. Cooper and
family. 4 -
—Mr. It. Ij. Marchinan and
family have moved into their
home on Kitchen and Ball streets.
The home was purchased of Mr,
B. M. Davis, and has been very
much improved by repairs and
—The Home Joiinal force was
off duty Tuesday and Wednesday,
and therefore publication is later
than usual.’ The “boys” have
served faithfully and well, and
are entitled to at least this much
Mias May Belle Dasher sang
“My Dreams of You,” and in re
sponse to an encore, she sang an
other Captivating selection.
The Comedy, “Miss Willis’
Will” was rendered in taking
style by Misses Annie Norwood,
Willie Cooper, Clara Dasher,
Martha Killen and Nell Norwood.
The acting was good, illustrating
the difference betweeh true refine
ment and false gentility..
'1'ho Tableau, “Smiles and
Tears” made a good picture of
wealth and poverty in contrast.
The full force of the Club was
displayed in the “Old Maids’
Convention,” “a Society for the
Promotion„of Happy Hours for
Batchelors and Widowers. Of the
Convention Mias Nora Edwards
was president, and Miss Lula
Houser secretary, the other mem
bers being Misses Kate Cooper,
Fannie Mooro, Annie Noorwood,
Clara Dasher, Nell Norwood, May
Hodges, Annie Nunn, Willie
Cooper, Martha Killen, Evelyn
Powers, Marilu Wollons, Kate
Desira A. Mann, Rachell Ketch-
enn, Jerusha Eliza Bangs are sain
V —It goes without saying that
the Christinas Masquerade at the
■S. n Court House Wednesday night
was a complete success, thorough-
. . ly enjoyable. Because of lack of
.spaco.and time a specific report is
deferred until noxt week,
■—Invitations have been issued
for the marriage of Miss Edythe
Houser of Elko to Mr. Clark
Grier Hardeman of Macon. The
oeremony will be at the Elko
Methodist church at 1:80 p. m.
on Wednesday, January 8th, 1901.
—About January 1st Maj. M.
L. Cooper and family will move
into their home at' the north end
of Washington Avenue. The
house was purchased of Dr. F. E.
Taft and has been very much im
proved in appearanoe and conven
pies of the conyentron names
the associated spinsters.
Each spinster answered roll
call with a quotation,of which we
reproduce a few to show the trend j
of these maidens’ thoughts.
“Be still Sad Heart, cease re
pining, behind the clouds a man
“Hope on Faint Heart.”
Their opening song was “Soli
Their' discussions, essays, etc.,
were’in keeping with the name of
the convention, rich, rare and ra-
While singing their concluding
song, “No one to love, a man was
announced, and Prof. Makeanew,
in the person of Mr.Clint Cooper,
introduced himself and his ma
chine that would make new as .de
sired each spinster who entered.
To this invitation most of them
A dark andjdashing golf girl, A
young and sweet singer; an elocu
tionist, a prima dona, a cook, a
girl of the Period,it were enolv-
ed, the substitutes being Misses
May Hodges, Estelle Edwards,
Mamie Norwood, May Belle Dash
er, Bessie Houser, .Kate. Moore
and Mr, Alva Davis.
The operation of the machine
worked by crank power, and evi
dently the grinding was difficuflt,
as a patent churn was disabled in
The entertainment was a posi
tive success, and the young ladies
deserve much credit, all of them
displaying decided talent.
Mrs F. E. Norwood chaperoned
the young ladies, and aided them
very maioh by her counsel i'h ar-
—The Perry Spinsters’ Club
will give a reception at the Wells’
House ; Thursday night. Their
guests will be the Batchelors of
Perry, batchelors and spinsters
visitingXBerry, and other batche-
lors and spinsters. The, affair will
be.under .’Mie. control of discreet
—On Wednesday of last week,
Mr. E. J. Thompson, of near Per
ry, killed 26 libgs that weighed in
\th'e'aggiegat'e, 6400 pounds, an
average of,250y- The largest hog
weighed 415, and the smallest 170
.. pounds . Mr.v Thompson is one of
•the most .progressive-young farm
ers in Houston.
—I is reported in Perry that Mr.
T. J. Sanders, of the lower 14th
district, will resign his office as
county commissioner at the Jan
uary meeting of the board. If
this be true, a special election will
—If we have failed
any visitors in Perr
people visiting elsewhere this
weok, it is because the informa
tion has not been furnished us.
.—Miss Emma Barfield of near
Perry is visiting relatives in south
—Mr. Ben. J. Dasher of Macon
is visiting home-folks in Perry.
—Miss Lula Hurst is spending
the Ohristupas holidays with rela
tives in Montezuma.
—Messrs. W. M, iBlewster and
H. D. Coopor of Fort Valley were
in Perry last Monday-night and
attended thfe Spintsters’ Club en
tertainment, each oi them receiv
ing special attention.
—Prof. W. W. Driskell is
spending Christmas week with
friends at Mileu.
—Mr. Edwin Martin, a eollege
student at Dahlonega, is spend
ing the Christmas holidays with
home folks in Perry.
—Miss Mary Woodard of near
Dennard is spending the holidays
in Perry,’ the guest of her aunt,
Mrs. Bettie Stafford.
—MiaB ..Emmie Culpepper of
Fort Valley is spending Christ
mas week in Perry with her cous
in, Miss Kate Martin,
—Mr. J. D. Means of Hunts
ville, Ala., is spending the holi
days with his mother at Elko. He
was in Perry from Monday after
noon to Tuesday morning,visiting
his sister, Mrs. A. A. Sinoak.
-r-Dr. R. H. Baskin of Byron is
spending the holidays at Anthony
Fla., with his brothers and sister,
Messrs. Joe and Alonzo Baskin
and Mrs. J. H. Talton.
—Misses Earl and Pearl John
son, of Corsicana, Texas, students
of Wesleyan Female College at
Macon, are in Perry to spend the
Christmas holidays,guests || their
classmate,* Miss Bessie HousGr.
—Misses Mary Killen and An
nie Holleman visited relatives and
friends at Byron and Macon from
last Friday to Monday. Miss Kil-
len has returned home, but Miss
Holleman will spend this week at
Byron and Walden.
—Messrs. Ben and Rob Holtz-
claw, Misses Gussie Riley and
Blossom Davis came home from
ege last week to spend the
holidays. After JanuaryTsb, Mr.
Ben Holtzclaw will be in busi
ness at Macon with the Schofield
—Mr. J, L. Houser and wife
have returned toMacqn to live.
-Mrs. S. H. Morgan aucl son,
John, of Macon, are visiting her
parents,Dr. and Mrs, J. B. Smith
-Prof . J. Mann Martin and his
sister, Miss Susie, teachers at
Dahlonega, are spending the holi
days with their mother and other
relatives in Perry.
-Messrs. R. L. and G. O. Nunn,
Jr., have returned to Perry from
Floral City, Fla.
-Henry King and Frank Riley
of Macon were with homefolks in
Perry Wednesday and Thursday.
—Mr. H. C. Erwin and family
of Atlanta are viriting relatives
in and near Perry.
—Messrs'. S. D. Rogers of Au
gusta, J. H. Powers and C, E.
Gilbert are spending the holiday’s
with their familes here.
Perry School Certificates.
Parents and guardians will please
secure certificates for their chil
dren before they enter school. This
is required by the board of educa
tion. B. C. Holtzclaw, Sec.
—Mr. Malcolm Duncan, who is
in the railroad service on the S.,
F. & W, road, between Savannah
and Jacksonville, is spending the
holidays with his parent here.
Coal Va|||, Fire Sets, Tin Wa
ter sets, Coal Tongs, and Coal
Hoods etc. L. M. Paul,
—Several fitted have' vV airsaly
been collected by 'the marshall
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from parties violating the fire
works ordinance. It is unlawful
to explode fire-works on the bus
iness portion of Gafroll street, oh 1
n ~"rt: house square, or between
and Commerce street, eith-
front or rear of the stores.
Wiley’s candifes in-jk pound, 2
pound and 5 pound packages.
■ J. D. Markin', Jr.
-For Sale—Good Milch Cow
with young heifer calf.
MchfJ IUimby, Perry, Ga,
^Notice Girls; Good salary paid
you for writing at home. Address
3tamp. Box 100,
. Nashville, Ga.
I sell good Mules cheaper than
they can be bought anywhere
south of Atlanta. C. M. Branam,
520 Poplar street, Macon, Ga.
CHRISTMAS IS IN
Right at the beginning of the busy Holiday season we
offer you our entire stock of goods in the Racket
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Store at a Out Price Sal©. This is the way we do
it: We will allow
10 Per Cent Discount
on all CASH purchases until January 1st, 1902,
Just think of it: 10 cents discount On ths dollar. Cash.
No discount given on amount less than 60 cents.
Now is the time to purchase your supplies for the winter.
This is the place to purchase your Xmas presents at a
lower price than elsewhere, less the |L0flt discount.
DON’T FORGET OUR TERMS AS ABOVE.
In The Grocery Store
We have the largest and b£st display of “Goodies” for
Xmas. We have the finest new crop Nuts in the
town, at lowest prices.
Large bright No. 1 soft shell English Walnuts 20cib
Medium-size French Walnuts . 15cft>
The be^t Paper shell Almonds 20clb*
Large Red Polished Mastodon Paper shell Pecaps 20clb
Will have plenty of Apples, Bananas. Oranges, Malaga
Grapes, Jsc., &c.
Special Price on tie finest cured Ham,
“Premium” Brand, • 14Jc pound
The Century Ham, a good one, at 12Jc pound
A pound of Arbuckle’s Coffee for 10c. if .you trade 25c
cash. 2 pounds for 20c if you trade 50c cash.
Agent for Wiley’s Fine Candies in packages.
We have Chocolates and Bon Bons, or all Choco
lates, in J, 1, 2 and 5-pound packages.
We also have Blanke’s Finest Candies ini and 1-pound
packages. Four very pretty packages of: Blanke’s
Candies in Fancy Boxi s.
...J. D. MARTIN, Jr..
A FIRST-CLASS LINE
Stifti Dry tods, toms si Shoes.
Seed Wheat, Bye and Oats.
L. CATER, Perry, Ga.
UNTIL JANUARY 1st
oi; long, as they Igst,
J. W. Sminholser,
The style, fit and finish of onr»
Ready-to-wear Clothing. Our aim
for years has been to present .
Perfect Clothing to our customers.
An inspection ,of our line will
convince you that we have reach
ed the topmost rung on the lad
der of perfection. ' *
Suits 10 to 25 Dollars.
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