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JOHN II. HODGES, Propr. DEVOTED TO HOME INTERESTS. PROCRESS AND CULTURE. #1.00 a Year la Advance.
PERRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1902.
insuring against smallpox.
The increase in the number of
cases of small pox in London is ao
great that the people are flocking
to the insurance officos and taking
out policies against the epedemic.
It is said that the insurance com
panies have never had such a vol
ume of business as they are hav
It is interesting to notice the
difference in the rates between
vaccinated aud unvaccinated
risks. For the vaccinated risks
the rate is about 65 cents per
$500, and about 85 j cents per $500
for uuvaccinated risks, but the
dispatches do not say whether
these rates are for a month nr a
year. In the crowded tenement
districts, however, the rate i's a
great deal higher. It is, in fact,
almost prohibitory. The amount
that, as a rule, is taken out is $2,-
500, though there are some who
take out as much as $85,000.
A curious feature of this insur
ance business is that those- who
take out insurance seem to be ex
tremely indifferent about revac
cination. Either they think that
being insured there is no danger
that they will contract the dis
ease,or else they don’t care wheth
er they catch it or not, believing
that if they do there will be some
compensation for their sufferings
in the insurance money they will
The small pox scare has become
bo great that those having charge
of the coronation ceremonies are
becoming seriously alarmed. May
and June are spoken of as being
the months when the epidemic
will likely be at its hight. Should
that prove to be the case the suc
cess of the coronation festivities
would be endangered.
A Magazine’s Immense Mail.
Few persons have any idea of
the enormous amount of mail re
ceived during the busier seasons
of the year by so large a house as
The Curtis Publishing Company,
of Philadelphia, which publishes
The Ladies’ Home Journal and
The Saturday Evening Post
With this company the month of
December usually brings the
heaviest daily mails, and on
Thursday last December all pre
vious records were broken. On
that day the actual number of let
ters . received was 9,080, These
• contained 18,177 subscriptions to
the two periodicals mentioned,
and $15,498.44 in express and
money orders and in cash. To
open, recipt for, tabulate and file
these letters, and acknowledge
each one separately, requires the
work of a small army of young
women, who, needless to say,have
no time to spare.
Favorite Nearly Everywhere
Constipation means dullness,
depression, headache, generally
disordered health. De Witt’s Lit
tie Early Risers stimulate the liv
fir, open the bowels and relieve
this condition. Safe, speedy and
thorough. They never gripe. Fa
vorite pills. Holtzclaw’s Drug
A recent traveler in Central
Africa gives several instances of
the capacity for sleep developed
by Arab servants. He mentions
one of these men as being undis
turbed by the discharge of fire
arms within two feet of his head.
Amoricana Are Too Self-Conscious, j Succeseion to The Presidency.
It is peculiarly necessary that savannah News,
we in America should understand It seems strange that so able a
the danger of morbid self-con-■ constitutional lawyer as Senator
sciousnesa, for it is one of our two Hoar should have blundered when
most distinctive national vices, 1 he introduced and had passed his
being equaled only; by our irrever- j bill providing for the succession
enoe. It is no accident that more! to the presidency in the event of
books are written about America the death of both the -president
than concerning any other la*nd, j and vice president. And how such
nor does it mean that we are more' a bill could have passed both the
interesting (except to ourselves) j House and Senate, with their
than the rest of the world. It- does scores of able lawyers, without the
mean that we are so self-conscious,
so over-sensitiye to praise and
blame-above all. so> anxious to
know what our neighbors are say
ing about us—that any traveler,
however inane and incapable, who
spends a few weeks upon our soil,
may return home and write his
book about us and we buy it by
the hundred thousand. We are
doing great things, thanks to our
opportunities and our forefathers;
but how much greater might we
do could we use in quiet, simple
action the tune and energy we
spend in pluming ourselves upon
our achievements.—Edward How
ard Griggs, in The Ladies’ Home
Journal for February.
^When you lack
rtdish your food,
Oil In Lee County.
Hon. Phil Cook, secretary of
state and who, many years ago,
lived in Americus, may develop
into an oil king. Mr. Cook owns
a large plantation in Lee county,
perhaps a dozen miles below
Americus, and indications of oil
there are abundant. He has just
been advised by a neighbor in
Lee of the exisence of oil on his
plantation.The surface of a pond,
it is said, is covered over with an
oily substance which burns when
a match is applied to it, while the
atmosphere is strongly impregnat
ed with an order oleaginous.
Since the discovery of indications
of oil on his place Mr. Cook has
had quite a number offers for his
land,either to purchase it straight
out, or for options upon it. So
far he has rejected all offers as to
both propositions, believing that
he has a good thing and will hold
the property, and develop it him
self.—Americus Times Recorder.
Hon. 0. B. Stevens, Commis
sioner of Agriculture, says that
up-to-date the farmers of Georgia
have bought 60,000 tons of fer
tilizers less than last year. This
would indicate that less cotton
will be planted, but more grain
and stock will bo raised this year
than last. At the present high
prices of all kinds of supplies, the
thoughtful farmer will hesitate
long before, risking his all oh a
cotton alone. Georgia will never
prosper as she should as long as
we make the West our barn and
smoke house.—Americus Times
blunder being detected is still
Now, it seems to be admitted,
even’ by Senator Hoar, that the
succession law, which caused an
easier feeling throughout the
country when it was enacted, is
unconstitutional. The law, as is
well known, provides that in the
event of the death of both the
president and vice president, the
secretary of state shall be presi
dent until a president is properly
chosen, and in the event of the
death of the secretary of state,
the next cabinet officer iu rauk
shall become president, and so on
through the list of the members
of the cabinet.
It being admitted that this law
is not warranted by the constitu
tion, Senator Hoar has introduc
ed a bill, containing an amend
ment to the constitution, provid-
that in the event of a vacancy in
the presidency it shall be tempor
arily filled by Congress.
It is already apparent that the
bill will meet with opposition,
notwithstanding the fact that it
has been passed by the Senate. A
bill has been introduced into the
House providing for a constitu
tional amendment making the
President pro tem of the Senate
the successor to the presidency in
the event of the death of bpth the
President and Vice President, and
providing against a vaoancy in
the presidency pro tem of the
Some of the objections against
Senator Hoar’s new bill are pretty
strong ones, so strong, in fact,
that it would not be surprising if
it should not meet with approval
in the house. No doubt more
care will be taken with legislation
on this subject than was taken
with the present succession law.
energy, do not
feel dull and
stupid after eating, all you need is
a dose of Chamberlain’s Stomach
& Liver Tablets. They will make
you feel like a new man and give
you an appetite like a bear. For
sale by all dealers in Perry, War
ren & Lowe, Byron.
All is not fair in
Had To Conquer Or Die.
“I was just about gone,” writes
Mrs. Rosa Richardson, of Laurel
Springs, N. C., “I had Consump
tion so bad that the best doctors
said I could not live more than a
month, but I began to use Dr,
King’s New Discovery and was
wholly cured by seven bottles and
a/m now stout and well.” It’s an
unrivaled life-saver in Consump
tion, pneumonia', La Grippe and
Bronchitis; infallible for Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Hay Fever, Croup
or Whooping Cough. Guaranteed
bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
tles free at Holtzclaw’s Drugstore.
A German newspaper asserts
that negotiations are on foot for
the sale of the Philippines to
Germany, aud that the visit of
Prince Henry to this country is in
furtherance of this plan. Well,
Germany is no better to be gold-
bricked than we are.—Houston
Mr. Wheeler Got IUdL Of His Rheu
. “During the .winter of 1898 I
was soylame in my joints, in fact
all over my body 1 -, that I could
hardly hobble around, when I
bought a bottle of Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm. From the first ap
plication I began to get well, and
was cured and have worked stead
ily all the year.—R. Wheeler,
Northwood, N. Y. For sale by all
dealers in Perry, Warren & Lowe,
Oranges are a most valuable
fruit. Orange juice allays thirst,
and with few exceptions is well
borne by the weakest stomach
It is also a laxative, and if taken
at night or before breaksast it will
be found most beneficial.—Febru
ary Ladies’ Home Journal.
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THE MACON SHOE CO.
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and customers that they are through
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counting how many dollars
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We fully appreciate
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the price question.
BENSON & HOUSER,
The Up-to-Date Clothiers,
420 Third Strete. MACON,
For Stomaali Troubles.
“I have taken a great many dif
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and stomach trouble,” says Mrs.
S. Geiger, of Dunkerton, Iowa,
“but never had as good reseults
from any as from Chamberlain’s
Stomach & Liver Tablets.” For
sale by all dealers in Perry, War
ren & Lowe, Byron, Ga.
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