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Published Every Thursday Morning
Juo.H.rtOOOHS, Editor and Fublioher
Perry, Thursday, July 10.
An extremist cannot become a
Republican control of the govern
ment is the life of trusts.
President Roosevelt and family
are Dow at their home at Oyster'
Bay, New York.
One of* the ohief festivities at At
lanta on July 4th was a sham battle
at Piedmont Pa.ik.
Singe his release Aguinaldo seems
to be afraid of his Filipino enemieB,
and has aBked Gen. Chaffee for pro
Major Mioah Jenkins, the Rough
Rider of South Carolina, has been
appointed internal 'revenue collector
of that state.
Trusts and the reublkan party
oaOh owe the other for their contin
ued power. Defeat either and the
other must retire from business.
In Georgia the weather for sever
al days during the last week in June
and the first of July was the hottest
over known at that time of the year.
In the Georgia Btate convention
last Wednesday the recorded vote
for governor was: For Terrell 196,
for Estill 78, for Guerry 70; six del
egates not voting.
During the fiscal year ending
June 80bh, 487 national banks were
established in the United States,
with an aggregate authorized cap
ital of $80,407,000.
„ Tue .United States government,
has been asked to use its kindly in
fluence to persuade the European
powers to withdraw their troops
from Tien Tsin, China.
No well-balanced man expeots Mr.
Bryan to be a presidential factor in
1904, and we are satisfied that a
great majority of democrats are de
termined that Mr. Cleveland shall
Mr. John T. Barfield, one of the
most prominent farmers of Bibb
county, a oitizen of Houston oounty
twenty years ago, died at his home
about twelve miles from Maoon last
On July 4th ampesty was granted
to all military prisoners in the Phil
ippine Islands, including Aguinaldo,
who were released under an amnes
ty proclamation issued by President
' Gen. Chaffee is no longer milita
ry governor iu the Philippine Isl
ands, the military having been made
subordinate to the civil authority,
by order of the government at
Though Cuba in area and popula
tion is not larger than Georgia, the
salary of the president is $26,000 a
year, as much or more than the com
bined salaries of all the Georgia
state house officers.
King Edwarb has practically re
covered from the effects of the re
cent surgical operation to which he
was subjected for appendicitis. He
is said to be steadily regaining
strength and health. *
Almost the last action of congress
before adjournment on Tuesday of
last week was an agreement be
tween the house and senate on the
bill providing civil government for
The Philippine Islands.
Pierrepont Morgan, the king of
trusts in America, was the honored
guest of the Emperor of Germany
at luncheon one day last week.
Verily, the power of aggregated,
money is exceedingly great.
There Must Be a Change.
The growing unreliability of farm
laborer^ render it imperative that
the farmers of Houston and other
counties of Georgia adopt some
method of impoving this exceeding
ly unsatisfactory condition of agri
It may be true or not that the
number of negroes in Houston
is insuflficient^to properly cultivate
the crops, but it is certainly true
that a great many of those who pro
fess willingness to do farm work are
becoming more and more unreliable.
Their promises are absolutely worth
Farmers tell us that agreements
to begin work the next day are fre
quently entirely disregarded by the
negroes making them, and often la
borers under verbal contract to work
at least a week will quit without
warning after working one or two,
days. It is common for farmers to
have half their mules standing idle
at a critical period of the cultivating
season, because of their inability to
hire enough plow hands, or because
some of those hired had deserted
their post of duty.
This condition of affairs is not
only exasperating, but it is exces
sively detrimental to agriculture at
every, juncture. Operation is res
tricted, crop yields materially re
duced and farm prosperity consid
The use of labor-Baving farm ma
chinery and implements will in a
great measure counteract this evil,
and we are glad to note on the part
of Houston farmers a determination
to use this method to protect their
agrigultural interests against the
thriftlessness of the increasing class
of negro laborers who have no re
gard for their obligations.
Several weeks ago we saw in op
eration a two-horse riding cultivator
on the farm of Mr. Joe S. Vinson,
near Wellston. In that work sweeps
were used in a cotton field, and the
plowing was not only most excellent
and easily managed, but the quan
tity was in excess of the amount
that c6uld be done by twice
man force with the ordinary
plows. These implements are »« .
juBtable to the use of shovels, *.«'• /?,
ers, turning plows and sweeps, urni
-adaptable to the cultivation of all
crops planted in rows of regular
Our farmers are discussing the
situation among themselves, and
many of them will use labor-saving
implements next year. At Perry
last Monday a gentleman whp is ex
tensively engaged in farming told
us he had written to a manufacturer
of agricultural machinery,and would
buy several cultivators for use in his
orops next season.
There must be a change, if our
farmers would protect and promote
their business interests.
It is stated on authority that
1,000 delegates from northern states
will attend the Farmers’ National
National Conference in Macon next
October. President Roosevelt told
the invitation committee that he
would attend if he could so arrange
$25,000 Oash Offered.
In cash premiums to subscribers
to the Weekly Constitution and Sun
ny South, $25,000 has been offered.
Of the total amount, $5,000 will be
given in prizes to those who esti
mate nearest the number of bales of
cotton for the season of 1901-2, this
contest to conclude August 25th.
In addition to this $20,000 will be
given to the subscribers, estimates
to go in with ’the cash, who guess
nearest the total port receipts of cot
ton from September 1st, 1902, to
January 10th, 1903, the contest to
close January 1st.
The Constitution will give' full
particulars upon application. •
This paper clubs with the Weekly
Constitution at $2.00 a year; Weekly
Constitution, Sunny South and the
Home Journal $2.25.
The State Convention.
For harmonious action the demo
cratic state convention at Atlanta
last* Wednesday was a model. It
was called to order at 12 oclocl^and
adjourned sine die at 1:30 p. m.
Mr. Ed. T. Brown, chairman of
the executive committee, was made
permanent chairman of the conven
Hon. J. M. Terrell was unani
mously nominated for governor, af
ter the votes due Messrs. Guerry
and Estill by virtue of the primary
had been formally cast for them.
Delegates/ who primarily favored
Mr Terrell for governor were placed
on the platform committee, and that
document is practically Mr. Terrell’s
The third district members of
the platform committee were R. N.
Holtzclaw of Houston and Z. V.
Peacock of Pulaski.
The third district members of the
new executive committee are John
A. Cobb of Sumter, W. C. Hamilton
of Dooly and L. D. Shannon of
H6n. Ed. T. Brown is chairman of
the new. executive committee.
The platform as reported by the
committee was adopted without
The members of the new execu
tive-committee were selected by the
delegates of the several districts,
except four for the Btate at large
named by the chairman.
The platform is a good one,
strong and conservative without in
any degree being harsh toward
those of contrary "opinion. It is
publised in full on another page.
THltlPTY wire fences.
When Yon Think of Belt
Bibb Supply Co.
The greatest variety of Belting under one roof in Middle Georgia.
ROUND BELT and LACE LEATHER.
Pulleys, Shafting, Hangers, Pipe and Fittings,
Engines and Farm Implements.
SIGNIFIES TEE BEST.
Jersey Cream Flour
is the best product of a New Holler
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
The recent purchase of 250,000,000
bushels of corn, and its withdrawal
from the market, by Speculator
Gates of New York, was an act that
deserves the severest condemnation.
His purpose, of course, was person
al gain, actuated by Outrageous
selfishness, regardless of the needs
of humanity, the hurtful restriction
of trade and the .inevitable destruc
tion of competion. He cartainly, so
far, has proven himself a successful
speculator, but the same proof shows
him to be an ememy of mankind.
In his recent testimony before the
congressional investigation commit
tee, Admiral Dewey says he never
had any confidence in Aguinaldo,
never recognized him as the com
mander of an army and never made
any agreement with him concerning
the attack upon Manila.
Evidences of Prosperity Multiply on
the Farms of Our F tute.
A sure sign of thrift and prosperi
ty in a rural community is well-kept
fencing. Evidences of thrift are ac
cumulating throughout the state on
many farms where ready-built fenc
ing, known as the Ellwood Steel
Wire Fence, has been or is being
ereoted. The neat appearance of the
JtV.i <e, its all-round usefulness, its
6<\.Momy, durability and conveni
ence make it the fence of to-day, the
proper fence for farmers who appre-
oiate the fact that they are living in
the age of, steel.
Ellwooa Fences have more than
the strength of steel, because the
best Bessemer steel is used in the
wire, and this is protected by heavy
galvanizing, which makes the fence
practically everlasting. It is woven
in a diamond mesh and it can be
erected perfectly over hills and hol
lows, fitting the surface<*and cross
ing small streams. It stands heat
and oold without sagging or snap
ping, and it defies hogs, mules,
horses, sheep, boys and horned cat
tle. It is made in six heights, from
18 inches to 58 inches, and in styles^,
for all purposes, for fencing or
chards, pastures', crops, lawns and
In the Southern Educational con
vention at Chattanooga, Tenu., last
week, Commissioner Glenn was a
member of the committee on resolu
tions. The opening address was de
livered by Dr. E. O. Branson of the
State Normal School at Athens.
During the fiscal year ending
June 30th, 1902, there were 1,667
vessels of 473,981 gross tons built in
the United States. ' Compared with
the preceding year, there was a de
crease in construction of 62 vessels,
small craft and sailing vessels.
The annual convention of the
Georgia Weekly Pi-ess Association
will be in session at Quitman next
Tuesday and Wednesday, and from
there the editors will go to Tybee
Island to enjoy the sea breeze and
surf. . i .
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smell and completely derange tha whole sys
tem when entering it through the mucous sur
faces. Such articles should never be used ex
cept on prescription from reputable phystcians,
as the damage they will do is ten fold to the
good you can possibly derive from them. Hall’s
i atarrli Cure, manufactured by F. J. < Jheney &
Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, und js,ta
ken internally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying
Hall’s Catarrh Cure be sure you get tlie genuine'.
It is tali on internally, and made in Toledo, O.
by F. j. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle.
Hall’s Family Fills are the best.
- -$1425 PER GALLON. - -
Send for Private Price List and mention this
WriteY WINSTONfiIS.00., Winston, N.C.
LOWEST PRICED WHISKEY HOUSE,
A. J. HOUSER, Pkop’b., EVA, GA.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Men's Fine Shoes
HANAN & SON
J. S. TURNER
WM. DORSH & SON
ladies' Fine Shoes,
HANAN & SON
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 inyite the public to inspect this stock.