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PETfcRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1902.
Voices Which Cheer Us.
Pacific Methodist Advocate.
“The world is not the same since
Jesus left it.” Everything since His
coming and going is instinct with
life, giving message to a lost and
dead world; henoe all things are de
signed by the hand of God, for en-1 ments, a policy of
nobling, refining and making man though of low plane,
perfect and happy here and hereaf- “
the Scriptures say: “All
Education That Educates^
ter, as the scriptures say
things work together for good to
them that love God.”
The constitutional forces entering
into a man’s life have, as their ulti
mate end, the drawing of the
man skyward, homeward, Godward.
Friendship may be defined as an
unseen force made possible by the
congenial, unselfish devotion to an
other’s interest most generously re
ciprocated. Through the exchange
of wares that are perishable, man
thus is enabled to grasp an unseen
force which sweeps him outward
and onward to the hand of the
friendship of Him who is “a friend
that sticketh closer than a brother.”
The sacred precincts of home en
circled with celestial visitants afford
such a wonderful place for repose
and reflection, Shut in from the
world, nestled within the fond em
brace of sincere affection, a supreme
ly, earthly happiness somehow in
vests the soul, while .1 he zephyrs
from other worlds in sweetest strains
regale the social, intellectual and
moral sense. From such a well reg
ulated home, how easy the transi
tion and., the transcendent thought,
“When this earthly house of our
tabernacle be dissolved we have a
building of God, a house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Then, too, amid the hallowed
scenes of home life in unfolding and
developing character, are the potent
influences of 'music and flowers
which stir all the depths of a hu
man spirit, operating through the
avenues of sense lead, by their holy
associations, the soul outward and
onward to a destiny rich in beauty,
sublime id conception and glorious
in the divinest imagery which the
Infinite God can create.
Verily, man cannot close the scenes
of his existence in the grave, when
everything about him is clothed
with a tongue to tell him and in
spire him for another world as far
Southern Farm Magaziue.
One of a string of flourishing dai
ly newspapers published under the
same ownership in different parts of
the country, and adapting their ed
itorial utterances to local environ-
thinks it is
time that the people of the southern
states had outgrown their peculiar
sensitiveness about the south. It
“Why must they continually as
sume that their section is something
distinct from the rest of the United
States, anct that any allusion to it is
a cause for resentment. When Penn
sylvania is criticised we do not com
plain that ‘the north’ is attacked.
Comments upon the condnct of peo
ple in Kansas are not resented by
the west,’ It is only ‘the south’ that
may not be mentioned without dan
ger of affront.”
The spirit directing the string of
which the paper is « part hardly
warrants the giving of serious atten
tion to any utterances from that
quarter. But a reply to its question
is so easy that it may be given. In
the first place, its assumption that
southerners regard their section as
distinct from the rest of the United
States has no foundation in fact.
The south is to-day the home of the
broadest Americanism. That is why
southerners resent, and justly re
sent, criticisms of the south as if it
is something distinct. Criticism of
Pennsylvania gives no cause for
complaint that the north is attacked
simply because the north is not at
tacked, and comments upon the con
duct of the people in Kansas are not
resented by the west because the
comment is not upon the west, but
upon Kansas. ' Let anything, how-
W. A. DAVIS.
BEN. T. BAY.
over, happen in any southern state
justifying comment or criticism, and
immediately the south as a whole is
criticised, and not the particular
state deserving it. This phenome
non is not the fault of the south, but
of individuals outside the south who
live and move and have their being
in wilful disregard of the obvious
facts that conditions which once
gave the south an unenviable dis
tinction in one particular have long
since passed away, and that the bit
terness of sectionalism engendered
Southern Education Notes.
The improvement of our country
schools is the foundation of agricul
tural progress, and other foundation
no man can lay. This is not theory,
but a fact proved by statistics.
Wherever the percentage of illitera
cy is highest, there are the prefits
of farming smallest. And for a rea
son not far to seek—there has least
progress been made in the intro
duction of improved and scientific
We may live out our lives dream
ing dreams about the good work
that might be done by our agricul
tural colleges, experiment stations
and farm papers, says the Progress
ive Farmer, but all this dreaming is
a snare and a delusion unless we re
alize that before the college or paper
will be appreciated, must come the
public sohool, teaching the people to
read and understand, just as surely
as the foundation stone must be laid
before the rest of the structure is
We have lately made progress in
the matter of public education, but
much work yet remains to be done.
And since such a large per cent of
these pupils of the country sohools
are to take up farming as a life
work, it is not unreasonable to de
mand that in them the principles of
agriculture be taught. We do teach
boys much about banking, selling
and buying bonds, discounting, for
eign exchange, etc., things with
which not one in ten has anything
to do in after life. Why then
should it be thoupht strange when
one dares suggest that it would be
better to teach them something of
plant growth, animal life, plant and
animal feeding, etc., subjeots that
would be equally useful in training
the mind and would be of continual
benefit to the larger part of them in
their life work?
Let the farm boy learn a little less
of foreign exchange and Greek hi3
tory, if need be, but teach him at
the outset that farming is “not
drudgery, but an intellectual pur
suit” that, like other callings, pays
handsome returns for intelligent,
scientific care and management.
W. A. DAVIS &
405-407 Poplar St.
BEST SALESMEN IN THE OITY.
They are active,
Serfd them your cotton; they are honest in thdr dealings
and wise in their judgement.
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808 Second Street, MACON, ©A.
BOOKS, STATIONERY, OFFICE UNO SCHOOL SUPPLIES,
BIBLES, BLANK BOOKS, MAGAZINES,
NEWSPAPERS, FOUNTAIN PENS....
Southern Agent for Whiting’s
Fine Correspondence Paper-
above this world as the heavens are by such conditions is cherished and
above the earth and as more glori
ous as the celestial exceeds the glo
ry of the terrestrial.
Birds, in their merriment, tell of
a melodious joy beyond the stars.
Rock, symbolyzing truth and consti
tuting the foundations of earth, in
dicates principles of moral integrity
more enduring than the foundations
The sun, lighting the world into
beauty and loveliness, tells man that
the splendors of his empire which
spread like seas of glory from pole
to pole are - but the gateway to the
limitless fields of celestial grandeur
to the pure and the good.
Flowers with their upturned forces
of purity inspire zeal to press on to
ward the fields of Paradise where
the flower of the human spirit
blooms in immortal youth.
While music bears .the soul on its
wings, wafting it from world to
world in its outward sweep, gather
ing, as it goes, the songs of nature
the symphonies of the spheres and
the anthems of the universe—all
lifting outward, upward, homeward
Godward, t"l the soul settles down
within the battlemented walls of
the city of God as heir of all the
ages to an inheritance with God.
Christ in man enables him to read
nurtured only by the massbackism
and bourbonism expressed in the
petty fling of the northern critic.
Don’t Fail To Try This.
Whenever an honest trial is giv
en to Electrict Bitters for any
trouble it is recommended for a
permanent cure will surely be ef
fected. It never fails to tone the
stomach, regulate the kidneys and
bowels, stimulate the liver, invig
orate the nerves and purify the
blood. It’s a wonderful tonic for
run-down systems. Electric Bit
ters positively cures Kidney and
Liver Troubles, Stomach Disor
ders, Nervousness, Sleeplesness,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and ex
pels Malaria. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Holtzclaw’s drugstore.
Only 50 cents.
Cigarette smokers may resume the
collection of pictures of actresses
and others from their cigarette
packages which was suspended some
time ago by a paragraph in the
Dingley tariff law prohibiting por
traits, pictures, coupons, etc., in
packages of cigarettes and tobacco.
That paragraph was repealed by a
law enacted on the final day of the
recent session of congress. The new
m all nature, and Providence, the L how6Ver> prohibits indecent pic-
loving hand and loving heart of j tureg Qjj writing or anything savor
ing of a lottery scheme.
The man with a well trained mind
is dressed in armor for defense, but
he has no offensive weapon in his
grasp. The man who has only a
skilled arm has a powerful lance, but
no armer for self-defense. The man
with a trained mind and also a train
ed arm and hand, all acting in uni
son, is armed cap-a-pie to attack
and to resist. The boy or girl who
has received a brain education alone
is but half prepared for life. But
the boy or girl with the fitting
which a modern manual' training
high school can and does give has
two chances in this world.—Hous
The Best Liniment For Strains,
F. H. Wells, the merchant
at Deer Park, Long Island, N. Y.,
says: “I always recommend
Chamberlain’s Pain Balm as the
best liniment for strains. I used
it last winter for severe lameness
the side, resulting from a
strain, and greatly pleased with
the quick relief and cure it effect
ed.” For sale by all dealers in
Perry, Warren & Lowe, Byron.
God the Father.
Cut this out and take it to your
drugstore and get a bdx of Cham'
berlain’s stomach & Liver Tab
lets. The best physic. They also
correct disorders of the stomach.
Price 25 cents. For sale by all
dealers in Perry, Warren & Lowe,
Healthy Kidneys Mean Long Life.
If you want to restore your kidneys
to their former healthy state, take
Smith’s Sure Kidney Cure. 50 cents
at Cater’s Drugstore.
The twelfth census has cost, to
date, $22,000,000 and still grinding.
The Louisiana legislature has de
creed that no history which does not
give full credit to Admiral Schley
can be taught in the schools of that
state. The fighting Marylander is
firmly fixed in the hearts of the peo
ple, despite the efforts of a prejudic
ed and envious administration.
|2.00 to $5.50
We have these Oxfords in all leathers
and we can please you.
MAOON SHOTS CO.
408 3rd Street.
Hen’s Spring and
For Infants and Children. >
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Our Suits are garments of surpassing excellence,,
well worthy of a place in any man’s wardrobe.
They are made of the most fashionable fabrics by
skilled tailors, producing stylish suits which fit
and look welL at
$7.50 to $20.00.
-THE: M0NEY-SMTM ST8RE,
410 Third Street.
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