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PERRY, HOUSTOX COUXTY, GA., THURSDAY, JUXE 12, 1902.
In Memory of An Infant.
Written for The Homb Journal,
On Friday evening May 80th,
1902, at half past five the hands
of our Lord reached down and
grasped in his arms the little and
only jewel we had.
Our darling little Gladys was
sick only one week to the day; she
was five months and three days
old, and a brighter darling was
never here for that . length of
time; we do not say it alone, but
all who know or saw her cast some
affections toward her. It is very,
very hard to have a loved one
who is so near and dear to you,
snatched from you with so little
warning, but, “Thy will must be
done.” We are left broken heart
ed and with flowing tears, but we
also have two thoughts to console
us: All was done that loving
hands and kindness could do, by
mama, papa, and loved ones, and
without tire, but all in vain; and
we know now that she is enjoying
peaceful rest in that beautiful
City where no need or pain is
known, and where all is peace and
If she had been spared with us
until she grew to an older age, we
know not what was in store for her
but as she was in sweet infancy
we know she is at rest.
We know she was not ours, God
loaned her to us for only a short
while and even though we thought
we loved her better than'any one
else, He plainly showed us . she
was His, and loved her better'.
She was the sweetest of sweet
flowers to us and only budded
here, but blossomed above.
We do not feel in our hearts
that God has treated us unjustly,
nor do we say that we wish He
had taken some one else’s babe,
but Oh 1 how we wish. our little
love could have been spared to
bless our* 1 home, for, most truly,
she was the sunshine of our hearts,
for with her in our arms, with
her sweet little laugh and “coo
ing voice,” our clouds were far
apart; but alas I she was taken to
leave our home dark and cheer
less, but to make another ' place
brighter, and to better prepare
place for us.
Oh! if we can but meet her,
how sweet ’twill be. .
Her little plaee is vacant here
in our home and hearts and can
never be filled.
A bud the Gardener gave us,
A pure and beautiful child;
He gave it to our keeping,
To cherish undefllled. *
But just as it was opening,
To cheer us every day,
Down fcame the Heavenly Gardener,
And took our bud away.
Mama and Papa.
The St. Louis World’s Pair.
In order that y6u may have a
general idea of the magnitude of
the Louisiana Purchace Exposi
tion, I beg leave to place before
you a few tersely stated facts.
"The St. Louis World’s Fair will
oe approximately twice as big as
any former international exposi
The Centennial Exposition at
Philadelphia covered 286 acres,the
Paris Exposition of 1899-1900, 886
acres, the Columbian Exposition
at Chicago 688 acres, the Pan-
American- at Buffalo 860 acres.
The St. Louis World’s Fair will
cover 1200 acres.
The construction cost of the
Paris Exposition was $9,000,000,
that of the Columbian Exposition
$18,822,000, and the total cost of
the Pan-American Exposition was
The estimated oost of the St.
Louis World’s Fair will be $80,-
000,000. This, as a man of prac
tical affairs, you kuow will mean
$40,000,000 by the time the work
Before the Exposition gates are
open, the city of St. Louis will
have expended the enormous sum
of $20,000,000. Of this amount
$5,000,000 was appropriated for
the Fair through . the Municipal
Assembly, her citizens raised
$6,000,000 additional by ’ private
subscription; and by popular vote
at a special eleotion October 22nd,
the Charter Amendments were
carried, which will enable the
Ctty to expend $10,000,000 for
street paving and other public
improvements. Yours truly,
Chas. M. Reeves, Secretary.
A worthy man, who was very
sessitiveand retiring, having lost
his wife, privately requested that
he might be remembered in the
minister’s morning prayer from
the pulpit, but asked that his
name might not be mentioned,
says Spare Moments.
On Sunday morning the good
minister prayed most eloquently
for “our aged brother, upon
whom the heavy hand of sore
affliction has so lately fallen.”
At this point an elderly man,
whom the minister had married
to a very young wife during the
week, rose with a bounce, and
stamped down the aisle, mutter
ing loud enough to be beard all
over the chapel.
“It may be an affliction, but
I’m blest if I want to be prayed
for in that fashion.”
A Pennsylvanian tells of a prac
tical reform in his state that
good enough to be put in opera
tion everywhere. He said: “All
•over Pennsylvania anti-swearing
societies are being formed, and
the people are joining them by
the hundreds. The object of the
societies is to bring about a ces
sation of profanity in ordinary
conversation. I believe that
vast deal of good will come of
this movement, and hope to see
it spread to other parts of the
Union. The fact is that a large
per cent, of the men use profane
speech to an extent that they
A gentleman ought not to mar
his talk with coarse and meaning
less expletives, and I believe the
day is coming when frequent
oaths will not be tolerated by de
What God Gives To The Boy.
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If you want to restore your kidneys
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A body to keep clean and
healthly, as a dwelling for his
mind and a temple for his soul.
A pair of hands to use for him
self and others, but never against
others for himself.
A pair of feet to do errands of
love and kindness and charity
aud business, but not to loiter in
places of mischief or temptation
A pair of lips to speak true
kind, brave words.
A pair of ears to hear music of
bird, tree and human voices, but
not to give heed to what the ser
pent says or to what dishonors
God or his mother.
How To Avoid Trouble.
Now, is the time to provide your
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Written tor the Home Journal.
Lucy Antoinette Revierre was
born No 12th, 1842, in Upson
county. Her father afterward
moved to Pike county, near
Barnsesville, and there she spent
her childhood and youth.
She was married thdre on
Feb. 22nd, 1870, at the age of
28 to Mr. Jim Hickson, and short
ly after, they moved to Houston
county and settled in a comforta
ble little home about 6 miles
from Perry, where she spent the
remaining years of her life.
She became the mother of two
children, a son and daughter, the
son died at four years old, the
daughter still survives her. and
with patient submission strives to
be resigned under her sad afflic
She was converted and jo ined
the church when a child and her
life was a beautiful illustration of
her religion.She loved the churoh,
always attended when possible. It
was one of her greatest pleasures
to join in singing the sweet songs
of Zion, and hear others sing. She
enjoyed the church literature,
loved to entertain the preachers
and help on the cause every way
she could. ■
Her last illness was only for a
week, taken one Thursday and
died the next. She became the
prey of La Grippe, which soon
ran into pneumonia, and caused
her death.She did not seem to suf
fer much as she was unconscious
most of the time; She said very
little, but her last words on earth
were “I’m so glad I 01 I am so
She leaves a deeply sorrowing
husband and daughter, whose de
votion to her were marked. She
leaves two half-sisters,Mrs. Lamp-
den of Barnesville and Mrs.
Thompson of Lumpkin; two own
brothers, Messrs. John and Jim
Revierre; 8 half-brothers, one
Rev. George R. Revierre, is one of
our South Georgia preachers, and
a host of relatives and friends to
mourn her loss.
She was well known in Houston
county and the personal friend of
very many, The sick and sorrow
ing found in her a faithful friend.
She was specially gifted in nurs
ing the sick, and many a death
bed scene has been brightened by
that rare smile of her’s and her
gentle, loving ministrations,Many
rise up to call her blessed.
Sleep sweetly, gentle sister, rest
from the trials of eartll until we
meet thee in the bright Heavenly
Home. A Friend.
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Forty-two more bills had been
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