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PERKY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1902.
•‘THE'AIM OF LIP'S.”
v composition toy Marie Frances Jones,
V nipS of the Henderson School.
Life is a limited space of time.
It must be short even with the !
longest, and because it is short it
behooves every person to live his
best. He who lives best, must
live to accomplish some aim. The
consideration leads me to write on
the above named subject, “The
Aim of Life.” The definite ar
ticle is prefixed to the subject af
ter deliberate thought. The aim
of life, not simply an aim. The
aim implies that no person must,
have a large number of aims be
fore him, but that he must have
one and only one aim before him.
More than one aim would neces
sarily divide liia ‘thoughts, his en
ergies and his efforts. Let these
be divided and results would be
diminished, and that person
would not live his best.
The aim of life futher implies
that the aim must be for the
whole of life. It. would not be well
to aim at one thing while young
aud <ij something else in old age.
The aim selected must be oue
suited to all periods of life, and
to all possible conditions and
spheres of life, If these things be
admitted, it is easy to see that
the aim of life should be the aim
that is in keeping with the great
est dignity of man. Nothing
mean, nothing low, nothing com
mon-place. It must be in keep
ing with the ideal man. Man,the
crowning act of God’s creation,
could not in gratitude to his Crea
tor select an aim beneath the dig
nity his Creator has given him.
What should be that aim?
Surely many a person has ..made
the mistake of life just at this
point. That is in choosing bis
aim. It clear to my mind that
no aim is so great, no aim so high
as the aim of usefulness in its
highest and best sense. This
will suit all conditions and. spheres
of the whole life.
With this aim before us, we
shall never have cause for shame,
or reason for changeing the aim.
Now, as to how we may attain un
to this great usefulness, I must
leave for wiser minds than mine.
But I think I have • heard the
preacher proclaim from the sacred
desk that no one can reach use-
fulnees in its highest degree with
out being in harmony, with his
Creator. And we as pupils
should ever let this be our motto
“Do all the good you can, to
all the people you can, in all
the ways you can.”
We should study well our aim
and motive of life, so that on en
tering into a profession we could
meet our responsibility so as to
secure the approval of our own
conscience and our God.
Laborers In Louisiana And Texas. Negro Population In Amerian Cities,
^ SHH Orleans Picayune *e-I NewOriamslica^ne.'
Wt . t ^? e Twesion of farm In matters concerning the ne-
vorv 19 b . ecom | m S a gro population, the Mobile Regis-
Sifl fi Si the : m is generally well informed, but
+h } ‘L°i ue | 1 J e3 to lea vo tbejfollowing paragraph,which ap-
n fi0 . ck +i t0 t ie pears in its issue of the 6th inst.,
v s and cities, where^they can ; i s B0 manifestly in error that the
gt occasional jobs and hnd other ,pi ca y une ventures a correction,
means of living without having to The paragraph m question
F. C. Benson. : : : 408 3rd St. W. G. Middlebrooks.
Mr. Wheeler Got Rid Of HisS Rheu
“During the winter of 1898
was so lame in my joints, in fact
all over my body, that I could
hardly hobble around, when _
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
% all the year.—R. Wheeler,
Northwood, N. Y. For sale by all
dealers in Perry, Warren & Lowe,
The increase in assessed valua-
inf New York city is $80,000-
yCO, which will give . the city an
increased borroing margin of $~
w0,000 on July 1st next. The
increrae js normal. It is caused
W enlarged building operations.
perform regular work” and where
the earnings of the negro women
in domestic service largely go to
support the idle men.”
The Louisiana country papers
are therefore complaining of the
great lack of laborers, and the
Abbeville Meridionul is quoted as
saying in a recent issue:
“Cotton, lots of it, is standing
to-day in the fields of the Vermil
lion unpicked, for want of labor
at a figure short of confiscation,
“The demagogues and politi
cians will keep out the Chinaman,
and we have but two other sour
ces which promise relief. The
Italian and the Mexican. In the
sugar district on the river and
Bayou Lafourche the. Dago has
given satisfaction and is regarded
as a faithful laborer, though phy
sically inferior in strength to the
“In the Red river section the
Mexican has been tried and found
acceptable as cotton pickers.”
With cotton still in the fields
in the month of February for
want of pickers at living rates,
no wonder there is a demand for
imported Chinese workmen or la
bor of any kind obtainable. The
quotations from the Louisiana
country papers are chiefly inter
esting for the comparisons made
between negro labor and that of
the Italians aud Mexicans. Of
Mexican labor in particular, the
Bienville Argus says:
“In the scale of intelligence the
Mexican is in advanoe of the ne
gro labor. The Mexican gets in
more time picking cotton. He
picks cotton more free of trash.
The expense account of feeding a
Mexican is less that that of a lie
gro. The Mexican is largely t
vegetarian. He eats onions, gar
lic, red peper, cowpeas, rice, corn
meal, lard,coffee and a little fresh
beef onco a week. O11 the same
plantation the Mexican will make
money when the negro comes out
in debt. Cotton -production in
Southern Texas is largely the re
sult of Mexican labor. In hand
ling Mexican labor on cotton
plrntations, and in log camps in
Texas, all promises made them
must be complied with. The
swearing vocabulary of the white
man accustomed to handling ne
groes must be laid aside. Then
the Mexican is a reliable laborer.”
The last two paragraphs of the
above show that the -Mexican la
borer is faithful and that he re
quires faithfulness In return as
well as respect and consideration.
This ^suggests the thought _ that
better results might follow in the
case of other forms of labor also,
should the “swearing vocabulary
of the white man” be laid aside
favor of more considerate
“Chicago has the largest negro
population of any city in the
United States. New Orleans for
years had the largest negro popu
lation of any city, holding the
record until 1890, when displaced
by Washington. Now Washing
ton has been displaced by Ohica-
The negro,population of Chica
go in 1900, as given in the census
reports, was only 80,150, These
figures place the Windy City but
twelfth on the list, no less than
eleven cities having a greater
number of negroes, to-wit: Wash
ington, D. C.,''86,792; Baltimore,
79,258; New Orleans, 77,714;
Philadelphia, 62,618; New York,
60,666; Memphis, 49,910; Louis
ville, 89,189; Atlanta, 85,727, St.
Louis, 85,516; Richmond, 82,280;
and Charleston, 81,52’2.
Hellen Keller’s Own Story Of
Helen Keller, the remarkable
deaf, dumb and blind girl, who
has hod only learned to talk, but
enjoys every privilege of those
who hear and see,has just finished
writing with her own hands the
story of her remarkable life for
The Ladies’ Home Journal. In
this she describes hey first awak
ening to the realization of life and
the world, and all that bodi con
tain; her first impressions and
feelings and emotions, and the
first rays of understanding that
came to her. From that point
she tells of the unfolding of her
mental and physical powers, how
she learned to think and act, how
she received instruction, and fi
nally became capable of acquiring
and education which places her
among the best educated women
of her agein the world to-day.It is
a wonderful story, wonderfully
told. It will begin iu the April
nutuber of the Jour nal.
The great beauty about Dr.
Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin is in its
certainty to cure Constipation,
indigestion, Sick Headache and
stomach Trobles. Sold by 7 drug
gists. J 6
During the past year 28.862
magazines, illustrated papers,
picture cards, etc., which could
not be restored to owners, were
distributed among the inmates of
the various, hospitals, asylums
and other charitable institutions
of the District of Columbia, by
the order of the postmaster gen
Eight hour laws are ignored by
those tireless, little workers—Dr.
King’s New. Life Pills. Millions
are always at work,night and day,
curing Indigestion, Billiousness,
Constipation, Sick Headache, aud
all Stomach, Liver and Bowel
troubles. Easy, pleasant, safe,
sure. Only 25c at IToltzclaw’s
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
am now stout and well.” It’s an
unrivaled life-saver in Consump
tioii, Pneumonia, La Grippe and
Bronchitis; infallible for Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Hay Fever, Croup
or Whooping Cough. Guaranteed
bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial hot
ties free at Holtzclaw’s Drugstore.
Mendelssoh n’s “Wedding
March” is said to have been play
ed for the first time at a public
ceremony on the occasion of the
marriage of the Princess Royal to
Frederick Williom, Crown Prince
of Germany, in 1858.—March La
dies’ Home Journal.
When you lack energy, do not
relish your food, 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 biahi and give
you an appetite like a bear. For
sale by all dealers in Perry, War
ren & Lowe, Byron.
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
"Wish to announce to their many friends
and customers that they are through
with the repairs on their store and are
able to show
The Most Complete Line of Shoes
to be found anywhere. Call and in
spect our stock.
Make our Store Headquarters
While in Town.
V j . • < ‘ ' . / ' • . v v
W. F. Houser. : : 408 3tCl St* : :,R 1( L. Phrmenteb.
To get a new,suit of
Clothes. Ot course you are
counting how many dollars
you’ll have to spend;
We fully appreciate
all the conditions and will
meet you accordingly. Come
and let us talk the matter
over. We can soon settle
the price question.
BENSON & HOUSER,
■ ' ' ’ '• ‘ ' '. j '
The Up-to-.Date Clothiers,.
420 Third Strete. M ACON, GA
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