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JOHN H. HODGES, Propr. DEVOTED TO HOME INTERESTS. PROGRESS AND CJM.TURB. $1.50 a, YeJr in ia-wnoe.
PEREY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1902.
LOOKOUT FOR THE POINTS.
Young people when they write,
no matter to whom or for what
purpose,.should get in the habit
of putting in the stops where they
belong. If they are slovenly and
careless in this particular those
they write to will make mistakes
in understanding their letters,
Printers commit great blunders
sometimes because authors do not
point their manuscript at all or
point them badly. The worst
mistake resulting from bad
pointing that we ever heard qf was
something like this: A lady in
Massachusetts had a husband who
was about to make a sea voyage,
and she wrote a note and gave it
to her minister tp read the next
Sunday, in which she meant to
say: A member of this congre-
gaiion, going to sea, his wife de-
cjivoa r»vni70VB -fnr hia anfot.ir ,s "Rnf
AGE LIMIT OF USEFULNESS.'
sires prayers for his safety.” But
instead of reading thus it read in
this manner: “A member of
tnis congregation, going to see
his wife,desires prayer for his safe
ty.” Among other blunders in
puctuation the following are re-
WrtJmBrl • “in Tmvii nri i l.m' cn va*
corded: “An Iowa editor says
“We have received a basket of
grapes from our friend W., for
which he will accept our thanks,
some of which are nearly two
inches in diameter ” A hotel
thus advertised : “This house will
he kept by the widow of the for
mer landlord, Mr. Brown, who
died last summer on a new and
improved plan.” A steamboat
captain advertising an excursion,
says: “Tickets 25 cents; children
half price,to be had at the office.”
“A man was killed by a rail
road car running into Boston,
supposed to be deaf.”
“Wanted—A saddle horse for
a young lady weighing about 900
“Board may be had at No. 4
Pearl street for two gentlemen
Duty of Democratic Representatives.
In the work of the 57th con
gress, now resumed with a clear
road to the end of the session, the
Democratic members of the Sen
ate and House have a high duty to
perform, f They may not hope to
materially influence . legislation,
since the Republican majority in
both houses makes certain the
success of Republican policies as
bearing upon national legislation,
but they can do a vast good by
educating the people to a full re
alization of the significance of Re
The Fifty-seventh Congress will
he distinctly representative of
The Democratic speakers in de
bate should unfailingly impress
this truth upon the popular mind.
Therq should be no denial of com
mon rights, no adoption of un-
American foreign policy, but that
the American people are fully en
lightened as to the significance of
such action.—St. Louis Republic.
The action of a life insurance
company the other day in retir
ing all its clerks who had reached
the age of sixty years on half pay
has started a very general discus
sion of the question as to when
age unfits a man for the active af
fairs of life. It is a safe assertion
that among the clerks of that in
surance company who haye reach
ed the age of sixty,there are some
who are better fitted to serve the
company than some of those who
have not yet passed their fortieth
The age for retire ment in the
army is sixty-four years and in
the navy sixty-two, and yet some
of the greatest battles of the world
have been fought and won by gen
erals and admirals who had passed
the limit fixed by our army and
Rear Admiral Schley, who was
retired a few weeks ago, does not
look like a worn-oiit man. In
deed, there is nothing in Jiis ap
pearance indicating that he is
over fifty-five. It is. probable
that he is as well aide to command
afleet and conduct a navale ngage-
meut as at any time within the
last twenty years.
There may be men in the navy
who ought to be retired wheu they
reach sixty-two, being broken
down physically at that age, but
because one man is unfitted for
active duty at sixty-two, it does
not necessarily follow that all
others are. Some of the ablest of
our public men are past seventy,
and there are judges, lawyers,
presidents of great corporations
well beyond sixty-five, who are
not thinking of retiring yet. In
fact, tehir services are far more
valuable than much younger men
It may be that the life insur
ance company that retired its
clerks at sixty years of age had
satisfactory reasons for doing so,
or it would not have taken such
action, but it would be interest
ing to know what its reason were
for putting all of its clerks on the
footing in the matter of retire
ment. A better plan would seem
to be to keep a man in harness
until there were indications that
his usefulness was impared.—Ex
Several gentlemen from Hawk-
insville have been in Macon I enur
ing the past few days in attend
ance upon the United States
court. During the recesses of
court, and at spare time they
have been singing the praises of
their home town. One of them
was heard to say :
“We will have five to eight
thousand population in Hawkihs-
ville within one or two years more.
Already our railroad Hues are
reaching out in all directions,dud
they are tapping some of the
richest and most productive coun
try in Georgia. I am confident
that before very much longer we
will have another route to the
North and West out by Fort Val
ley, for the little Jink that is
needed to connect Hawkinsville
and Perry is graded and will very
likely be built sooner or later. I
think it will not be very much
later. We have the finest manu
facturing sites perhaps in the
world, for the railroads run
through fine timber country, and
the river swamp above us. and be
low us is a wilderness of magnifi
cent hard woods. Our steamboats
are doing a fine business, the cot
ton'factory booms, and everybody
feels that prosperity is at hand.
It is now impossible to find a va
cant house in fill town, and I am
sure- that fifty handsome resi
dences will be erected there in the
Mosquitoes and Rheumatism.
We offer Ooo Hundred Dollars
eward for any case of Catarrh
at cannot be cured by Hall’s Oa
F. J. Cheney & Co , Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known
. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
id believe him perfectly bonora
e in h1 I business transactions and
imncially able to carry out any
digations made by their firm.
West & Teuax,
■’bolesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
fholeeale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken in
rnally, acting directly upon the
oocl and mucous surfaces of.the
islem; Price 75c. p£r bottle,
dd by all druggists, Testimoni
Halls Family Pills are tb s.bast.
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Senator Fairbanks of Indiana,
recently introduced a bill to grant
Mrs. Harrison, widow of ex-presi
dent liarrison, a pension of $5,-
000 a year. Opposition to the
grant arose, both in Congress and
out, the ground being that Mrs.
Harrison was not the wife of Gen.
Harrison wheu he was President.
It was alleged that Gen. Harri
son’s son, Col, Russel, B. Harri
son, was among those opposing
the bill, but he denied that it was
so. However, an Indianapolis
dispatch says that Mrs. Harrison
has requested that the bill fce
withdrawn, and the matter will
probably take that course.
Thousands Sent Into Exile.
Every year a large number
The latest New Jersey scheme
reported is the establishment of
one or more mosquito sanitari
ums ; not for the benefit of sick or
disabled mosquitoes that have
eome in contact with the cheek of
summer visitors from New York,
but for the benefit of sufferers
A Jersey man of the name of
Righter claims to have discovered
that the bite of the mosquito is a
specific for that distressing ail
ment. “All you have to do,”
says he, “is<to get well bitten,and
your rheumatism will disappear.”
So eloquent is he in his plea for
the preservation of the mosquito
for its medicinal properties that
he has secured the support of four
counties ih opposition to a state
appropriation for the investiga
tion and extermination of the
insect. Righter proposes to es
tablish a place where rheumatic
E ersons can go and get mosquito
poor sufferers whose lungs are
sore and racked with coughs are
urged to go to another climate.
But this is costly and hot always
sure. Don’t be an exile when Dr.
King’s New Discovery for Con
sumption will cure you at home.
It’s the most infallible medicine
for Coughs, '0jfds, and all Throat
and Lung diseases on earth. The
first dose brings relief. Astound
ing cures result from persistent
use. Trial bottles free at Holtz-
claw’s drugstore. Price 50c and
$1.00. Every bottle guaranteed.
Blown To Atoms.
The oM idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic,
purgative pill has been exploded;
for Dr. King’s New Life Pills,
which are perfectly harmless, gen
tly stimulate liver and bowels to
expel poisonous matter, cleanse
the system and absolutely cure
Constipation and Sick Headachee
Only 25c at Holtzclaw’s drugsfcor.
So great has become the de
mand for. American coal in Eu
rope that it has been decided to
build an immense receiving sta
tion for unloading, screening and
grading coal, in Northern France.
Rates have been made on French
roads which- will drive German
coal out of Central Europe.—-Ex-
It is hoped that Teddy’s next
big break will be the head of the
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$7.50 to $25.00
and wo feel assured that we can save you from
$2.50 to $5.00 on your suit.
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