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Published Every Thursday Morning.
-ftao.H. HODGES, Editor and Publisher
Perry. Thursday, July 8.
Just imagine it's cool.
Worming will not bring rain.
Congress adjourned July 1st.
Cooking beat was
the sun Tuesday.
President Roosevelt signed the
isthmian ship canal bill last Satur
Terrell received several thous
and less than a majarity of the votes
polled in the late primary.
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Snow is beyond the imagination
of the people in the south now, but
it is said snow fell to the depth of 8
infehes at and around Leadville, Col
orado, last Saturday.
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Revenues of the federal govern
ment have been reduced $73,250,-
<500 since last July by the repeal of
the war revenue taxes imposed be
cause of the war with Spain.
The negroes of Cuba are demand
ing complete equality with the
whites, and shoir speakers declare
the republic will be a failure unless
their demand for “justice” is ac
Georgia Masons of the third dis
trict will assemble in annual oon-
elave at Amevious on July 23rd. It
is said 300 Masons are expected to
attend, and the session will continue
In the state democratic conven
tion in Atlanta Wednesday there
was no Contest for any office. The
Jate primary gave a candidate for
eaoli state office enough votes to se
cure the nomination without opposi
tion in the convention..
Editor Pkndleton’b home at Ma
con was destroyed by fire last Sun
day night,involving the loss of more
than half the furniture, wearing ap
parel and other valuable belongings.
Mr. Pendleton’s friends throughout
the state hear of his loss with much
Melon growers of southwest Geor
gia are satisfied with the returns
they have so far received this sea
son, and good profits will bb in their
possession when the errip has been
all sold, Peaches are selling at good
prices, and the aggregate shipment
will be greater than last year.
A check for $100 was received by
Bov. W. Ei Mumford for the Geor
gia Industrial Home at Macon one
day last week, from Mrs. Hearst of
SonFrancisco, Oal. She is the moth
er of Editor W. R. Hearst, proprietor
of the New York Journal, and she
has done much good m giving, ,
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It is reported from Americus that
the ordinary of Sumter county has
been petitioned to order an election
on local option, and that the elec
tion ^ill be ordered for some date
in August. While Sumter is a “dry”
counto, it is said “blind tigers” are
numerous, and that the last grand
jury of the Superior court returned
21 indiotments against persons
charged with selling liquor. .
* Hon. DuPont Guerry is now an
editor. The first issue of his paper,
“The Georgian,” was published last
Thursday, and weekly thereafter it
will appear. Subscription price $1.00
a year. In appearance The Georgian
is similar to Mr. Bryan’s Commoner,
and the purposes of Mr. Guerry seem
to be similar to those of the Com
moner’s great editor; On the first
page appears in large* black type:
“Bar Rooms in Georgia can be, must
feej shall be Abolished.” The ex4
pressjpifrpose of Editor Guerrjjis to
advocate continually prohibition of
liquor selling, pure politics, honest
governmentj and impartial taxation.
The' paper is published in good
form, eight pages of three wide eol-
uinns each, and .the contents are in
accord with tlie high purpose of the
editor. The Georgian richly de
serves liberal patronage, and may its
mission be accomplished. Our right
hand of fellowship is cordially ex
Political Consistency Needed.
The following article, written by
the Home Journal editor, was pub
lished in the Atlanta Constitution
last Saturday: '
As a democrat who believes in
oenbistent politicts, I desire to pro
test against the outrage of justice
involved in the adverse criticism
and abuse being heaped upon Hon.
W. J. Bryan at this juncture. '<
Mr. Bryan has as much right to
fredom of "opinion as any citizen of
our republic, and his honesty and
patriotism is immeasurably superior
to that of many of his defamers. He
has ever been true to his convictions
and faithful in every position. By
a majority of delegates directly in
structed by the democratic voters of
the states, he was twice declared the
choice of the national democratic
party as the most Available man to
lead that party in the presidential
oampaign. The distinction he had
acquired was not by duplicity, nor
by trading with any corporation or
money power, but by force of his
known integrity and the powerful
aptness of his masterful eloquence,
He promised nothing other than the
faithful performance of duty. His
position was known, and with the
nomination of the man his views
were indorsed. Defeat did not come
through any fault or failing of the
nominee, but through the defection
of alleged democrats who feared the
money system advocated would in
jure the financial interests of thoso
who oonspired to control the dollars
of the nation.
Daring the two campaigns there
were men who had been elevated by
democratic preference and were pre
sumed to be democrats. These men
disagreed with Mr. Bryan concern
ing the money standard, but on all
issues they condemned republican
ism; yet they'were but as “notches
on a stick” while the battle raged
between republicanism and democ
racy. Their commercial judgment
was incompatible with political in
tegrity and justice. Of greater im
portance the first appeared to be,
and democracy met defeat.
There were editors who declat^i
their professed democracy impel m.i
them to vote for the demociHito
nominees, yet in their papers uHS
printed prominently arguments from
other pens that oondemned the poli
cy that Bryan and the democratic
party advocated. Here *was anoth
er force that, though under demo
cratic colors, conspired to give aid
and votes to republicanism.
Now these same alleged demo
crats whose love of money was
greater than their regard for politi
cal integrity, these editors who pro
fessed democracy and argued repub
licanism, these se-oalled democrats
who proved ihemslves assistant re
publicans,are heaping upon Mr. Bry
an unmerited censure. In the name
of true democracy and political jus
tice let this hypocrisy ceasel
Is democracy so week that its suc
cess depends upon the political deg
radation of one man? Is justice so
foreign to men that those who con
spired to defeat democracy in 1900
should now be accepted as the lead
ers of democracy? If there is any
limit to a party platform, if the dec
laration of a national convention is
of any force, then the democratic
platform of the 1900 convention is
the only authorized party policy un
til another is promulgated by dele
gates duly authorized to speak for
In the name of political honesty,
true democracy and common justice,
let Mr. Bryan alone. Don’t visit
upon an able, true, courageous man
the sins of the party he worked zeal
ously to serve.
“Private” Dalzell, • an Ohio re
publican of distinct partisan stripe
arid a federal veteran of the war be
tween the states, says the Grand
Army of the Republic is preparing
to become a politieal organization.
As is known, the G. A. R., as an as
sociation of federal army veterans,
has pr^otically dictated pensipn leg
islation in congress for many years
and exerted much influence in be
half of republican politics. Now, it
seems that the mask may be remo ved
by an opon declaration of the pur
pose'of making the organization an
active factor in party politics. If
this be, true, it goes without saying
that nothing southern, or democrat
ic, will find political favor with this
partisan adjunct of the republican
party." • " . ;\
Democracy doesn't need a dicta
tor just now.
Appropriations Reach a Billion.
The expenses of the United States
"government are appallirig, and it
seems that they are largest when
the republicans control the purse
strings. Concerning the action of
the present congress on this line, the
following from the Associated Press
“The amount of the appropria
tions for the sessions will run unu
sually high, owing, in part, to the
amount required to build the isth
mian canal. When Mr. Cannon fur
nished a general estimate of appro
priations a few weeks ago, be made
the to'tal up to that time $691,445,-
000. Since then the canal bill has
passed, carrying a present appropri
ation of $40,000,000 for the fran
chise, and enough more for the
rights of Colombia and for begin
ning the work to carry the totaljup
to $50,000,000. The entire cost‘ of
the undertaking is approximately
$184,000,000. Mr. Cannon’s esti
mate also omitted contracts for fu
ture expenditure, included in the
omnibus public building, the omni
bus clriims and various other bills,
aggregating a large amount. This
will carry the total for the session,
figuring in these future amounts, al
most if not quite up to the billion
dollar mark. The appropriation bills
have contained little general legisla
tion, being confined chiefly to the
regular needs of the various branch
es of the government. The naval
bill provides for an addition of two
armored cruisers, two battleships
and two gun boats to the navy, and
and a provision is still in controver
sy as to whether one of ea^h clasB of
these ships shall be built in govern
Last week the sympathy of. the
world was with the royal family and
the people of England. On Tuesday
King Edward was subjected to a
surgical operation for appendicitis.
For two days it was not believed he
could live, but he improved, and on
Sunday he had so far recovered that
the queen attended religious ser
vices, believing all danger had pass-
e* I London was filled with special
^ii^sts, envoys and visitors from all
• tuutries of the world to attend and
witness the coronation ceremonies.
The disappointment^ occasioned by
the postponement of the coronation
was doubtless as keen as was the
sympathy caused by the king’s ill-*
It is reported that the street rail
ways of Macon will be consolidated
under one management at an early
SIGNIFIES THE BEST.
Jersey Cream Flour
is the best product of a biew Rbllei
It is made of the best wheat, for in
dividual customers of the mill and
for the trade.
Ask your merchant for JERSEY CREAM FLOUR,
or bring your wheat to
A. J. HOUSER, Prop’r., EVA, GA.
The largest cotton mill in the
world, says the Kansas City Star,
will be built within twenty miles of
Kansas City, Mo. It is said $10,-
000,000 will be invested, and the
mill will have 500,000 spindles and
12,000 looms. Four thousand oper
atives will be employed, 170,000
bales of cottou cjusumed annually,
with an output of 75,000,000 pounds
of finished cloth, and a pay-roll of
$2,450,000 a year. Electricity will
be used as the motive power and
several new devices will be installed.
Gen. Jacob Smith, who was court-
martialed for issueing orders to his
subordinate officers that resulted in
excessive cruelty to the Filipinos on
Samar Island, has been acquitted,
and is on his way to the United
States to assume command of an
army division at home. Verily, it
seems that repulcan afficials would
declare the devil innocent,' if a
formal charge of specific guilt were
presented from a democratic source.
Extending from the Rocky Moun
tains to the Allegfkanres an unprece
dented storm of wind and rain pre
nailed last Saturday. All kinds of
property suffered damage, and in
the vicinity of St, Louis, Mo., the
loss aggregated at least ,$250,000.
The storm covered the states of Col
orado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illi
nois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania.
On Sunday Tennessee and-Virginia
were visited by the storm.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh.that
as mercury will surely destroy tlie sense of
smell and completely derange the whole sys%
tern when entering it through the mucous sur
faces. Such articles Bliould never he used ex
cept on prescription from reputable physicians,
as the damage they will do is ten fold to the
good you caln possibly derive from them. Hall’s
catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Oheney &
Co., Toledo, Q., contains no mercury, mid js ta
ken internally, acting directly upon the blood
d mucous sin-faces of the system. In buying
,11’s Catarrh Cure he sure you get the genuine,
is taken internally, and’made in Toledo j 0.,
by E. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle, -
Hall’s Family Pills are the best.
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Love is Business.
if a fellow loves a girl
that’s his Business.
If a girl loves a fellow
that’s her Business.
If they both love each other
that’s their Business.
If they get married and he buys her a pair of
Strong’s Shoes that’s our Business.
If she wears one pair
she will wear another—
that’s more Business.
Strong Shoe Store,
J. R. HOLMES, Prop.
The entire stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, No
tions, etc., held by the Trustee in Bankruptcy for the cred
itors of Marx Zarks was sold to rhe undersinged on June
14th, at about 55 cents on the dollar.
This new stock will now be offered to the public at
which will surprise the buying public of Macon and adja
cent territory. The entire stock must be disposed of re
gardless of cost, and will be offered at the old stand of
Marx Zarks,* 454 Mulberry Street, Macon, Ga.
I cordially* invite the public to inspect this stock.
..8FECO.D PIJUNTQ SJUjE..
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
For Next Ten Days.
Have on hand the finest stock of new Pianos ever brought
to this morket, such celebrated makes as Stein way, Weber,
Sohmer & Co., Kranich & Bach, Ivers & Pond, Crown and
others that we will sell for the next ten days ot greatly
reduced prices to make room. *
Gall, or write‘at once and secure one of these bargains.
Pianos and Organs sold on easy terms. •
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452 Secondlife Macon, G^*