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THE GWINNETT HERALD, )
THE LA KNCE VIIXk' NEWS, . CODSOIi(ISt6(I Jill. 1, 1898.
Established in 1893. )
GWINNETT’S OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
* Sheriff—Thomas A. llaslett. Deputy Sheriff, R. T. Martin.
Clerk Superior Court—D. T. Cain.
Ordinary—John I’. Webb.
Treasurer—C. D. Jacobs.
Tax Receiver —Eli I’. Miner.
Tax Collector—Arbin VV. Moore.
Coroner—James (I. Wilson.
Surveyor—Robert N. Maffett.
Board County Commissioners—James T. Lamkin, Chairman; J. P. Byrd,
< Clerk; J. T. Jordan, S. li Hinton and M. A. Born.
Board of Education —\V. T. Tanner, Commissioner: A. M. Winn, President;
B. L. Patterson, W. p. Cosby, Thos. C. Shadburti and E. G. McDaniel.
Superior Court—R. B. Russell, Judge; C. H. Brand. Solicitor-General. Con
venes Ist Monday in March and Ist Monday in September.
City Court—Samuel J. Winn, Judge; F. F. Juhan, Solicitor. Convenes 2nd
Monday in January, 2nd Monday in April, 2nd Monday in July, and 2nd Mon
day in October.
JUSTICES OF PEACE AMD NOTARIES PUBLIC :
1295—8ay Creek, (Ist Saturday) Thos. Langley, J. P., W.P. Williams, N. P.
31U(-Ben Smith, (3d Saturday) J. S. Pate, J. P., J. O. Hawthorn, N. P.
405 Berkshire, (3d Saturday) J. R. Cain. J. P., W M. Jordan, N. P.
650—Buford (3d Friday) W. W. Wilson, J. P., G. Legg, N. P.
542—Cains, (3d Saturdry) J. M. Pool, J. P., J. R. Cain, N. P.
408—Cates, (2d Saturday) T. A. Pate, J. P„ J. A. Hannah, N. P.
1584—Dacula, (Thurs. before 4, Sat.) J. W. Freeman. .1. P„ J. D. Hood. N. P.
1263—Duluth, (Thurs. before 4, Sat.) G. H. Barker, J. P., A. H. Spence, N. P.
404—Goodwins, (Fri. before 4, Sat.) J. T Baxter, J. P., W. J. Maxie, N. P.
478 —Harbins, (Sat. before 2, Sun.) A. J. Bowen, J. P„ Robt. Ethridge, N. P.
444—Hog Mountain, (4th, Saturday) Cicero Maffett, J.P., J.L. Mauldin, N. P.
407—Lawrenceville, (Ist Friday) W. M. I.angley, J.P., J. M. Mills, N. P.
644—Martins, (4th Saturday) J. F. Wilson, J. P., Dam's Corley, N. P.
406 Norcross, (Wed. before 3d Sat.) A. J. Martin, J. P., J. W. Haynie, N. P.
1397 —Pucketts, (2d Friday) Wm. Wallace, J.P., C. B. Pool, N. P.
571—Rockbridge, (3d Saturday) J. A. Johnson, J. P., E. T. Mason, N. P.
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NEW YORK. BCISTON,
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Miss Fitzgerald, the only child
of Attorney General Fitzgerald,
of California, owes her life to a
dog. Fainting on the shore, near
Fort Point, she fell into the waves
and had gone under twice when
she was rescued by the men from
the Unitet States life-saving sta
tion nearby. A huge St. Bernard,
owned by the wife of Lieut. Pow
ell, of the First United States In
fantry, gave the alarm which
brought help to the drowning
IN MKMOKY OF JAMES M. JACOBS.
I My Uncle Marion, the genial soul,
| They tell me now has passed away.
Secure he rests within the fold,
Where all is fair eternal day.
His kindly eyes are forever closed.
The gentle voice we loved is still,
And now he sleeps in calm repose
Under the sod at Loganville.
In fancy I can see him now,
Sitting in his favorite chair;
I see again his noble brow,
Ilis kindly face and snow-white hair.
It’s sad indeed to know he’s dead,
But sweet to know that he’s at rest.
A true and noble life he led,
And now he's resting with the blest.
He lived to love and do the right,
Was loved by those he chanced to meet.
No human life he tried to blight,
But laid iiis burden at Jesus’ feet.
His life on earth I did admire,
It was an example for all naen,
His purpose, aim and whole ddsire
Was to be somebody’s triend.
Come you who would true homage pay
To one you knew for many a year.
And chant some sacred, solemn lay,
That angels sweet may hover near.
Come and plant some flowers rare
ITpon his grave so quiet and still,
And think of him who slumbers there,
Undef the sod at Loganville.
Some years have flown since last I seen
His kindly face and radiant smile,
But still in memory fresli and green
I see again his form the while.
Some day I’ll come again and view
The cottage where he lived and died,
And oh 1 The thought is sad but true
That he no longer there abides.
I know I’ll miss his kindly face,
I know I’ll miss his snow-white hair,
Around his humble dwelling place
Where he breathed his humble prayer.
While grief and tears bedim the eyes
We must submit to God’s own will!
God bless his soul in Paradise
Peace to his ashes at Loganville.
An Echo From the Bazaar.
To say that the first annual Ba
zaar of the'Ladies’ Society of the
Baptist church was a success does
not fully express it.
Beginning and culminating in
the pressure of hard times, finan
cially it was an agreeable surprise
to all those who worked so faith
fully for its accomplishment.
This first of our Bazaars has al
so fully demonstrated two things
that the people of Lawrencoville
and Gwinnett county may feel
proud of. First, that such an ex
hibition of fancy articles and taste
ful display is fully appreciated by
those of our people whose refine
ment of taste qualifies them to en
joy it. Second, that in our midst
we have a body of ladies capable
of inaugurating and successfully
carryiug out a work for the cause of
humanity and God. No one but
those directly concerned in the
work of preparation can fully re
alize the amount of labor and self
sacrifice Deeded for such an under
taking, and while we recognize the
capability of our ladies in Law
renceville of all and every denom
ination for any work devolving up
on them, we claim all due praise
and thanks for our church society
for the splendid tact and courage
they have shown ip the face of
many discouragements. From the
first hour of its opening to the last
moment, when it closed with an
oyster supper, everything worked
harmoniously, and nothing seemed
lacking in its stocejess.
Just a word to those who so no
bly aided us in our effort: To
those who patronized the Bazaar
in auy way, we hereby tender our
thanks, and trust next year we
shall be better fitted to furnish
your every want. To Messrs. Sas
ser & Rockmore for the use of their
exhibiting counter we tender our
appreciation; to the merchants
who aided us in any way we can
say you will not be forgotten, es
pecially to Capt. Vose, whoso gen
erously donated us articles we ex
press our gratitude and good will,
aud to Mr. J. A. Ambrose who gave
us the use of his store we are in
debted beyond measure.
Finally, a word of salutatory
greeting for the New Year: In
1899 we hope to build a new church
house. We shall appreciate your
sympathy and help in this work.
May the Lord bless our town and
county and prosper us all together.
Great undertakings require great
faith for their accomplishment;
this pre-requisite we have, and the
Lord has promised to bless His peo
ple, therefore we believe we shall
succeed. Let us all pull together
for the upbuilding of humanity
and the cause of Christian devel
L. T. Reed,
Pastor Baptist Church, Lawrence
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LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1890.
SOME LOCAL AND SOME OTHERWISE.
Lawrenceville pays higher prices for cotton than Atlanta.
Old Santa and old Nick held high carnival during the holidays.
The moral of a dog’s tail is that it invariably points to the past.
Now that we have the Philippines, what are we going to do with
them ? *
Houston, Texas, has already received 2,000,000 bales of cotton this
Christmas jags were not so numerous this year. Thanks to “four
Thousands of horns were blown in Atlanta Christmas eve. Atlanta
is good at that.
Tom Foster was killed by Policeman Levi Patterson in Atlanta the
day before Christmas.
Some people are in trouble on account of their debts, and s me in
debt on account of their troubles.
Hon. George Clement is prominently spoken ol as a candidate for
the State Senate two years hence.
B. H. Hill has withdrawn from Pet Shahan’s case. Pet, it is
thought, will be convicted at he>r next trial.
The Atlanta correspondent of the Macon Telegraph scores the peace
jubilee, and calls it the “Hemphill Jubilee.”
Frank Stanton is one poet that does not wear long hair. He makes
enough out of his rythm to keep it cut short.
Jeff Bolton, colored, was hanged by a mob in Jackson county Christ
mas eve. Jeff was accused of burning Van Dedwyler’s barn.
Hobson has gone to the Philippines. When he lands among the
damsels of the Archipelago his appetite for kissing ought to become
The News-Herald smiles on its readers this week with a new head.
It will look straight a-head during this good year, treating everybody
with fairness aud justice.
Evidently the Chinese empire is breaking up, going to pieces, aud
will finally be divided out among the nations. Ignorance and idola
try will prove its downfall.
Commissioner Day announces that ho will decline extravagant pay
for bis services on the Peace tribunal. Butin the eyes of an Ohio
man there is nothing extravagant in McKinley’s administration.
The prize for the most popular young lady in Lawrenceville was won
at the Bazaar by Mbss Eva Hutchins, a daughter of Judge Hutchins.
The prize for the ugliest man in Lawrenceville was won by Mr. J. A.
Ambrose, he receiving a majority of the ballots cast.
Presiden. McKinley expressed a desire in his Atlanta speech that
the federal government care for-the graves of the Confederate
dead. Good I Now, if he will be as generous to the living, we could
overlook his voting for the force bill while in Congress.
There are several negroes in Early county who have solved the race
problem, so far as it applies to themselves. They own well stocked
farms, hogs and cattle; in fact are easy iD circumstances, These ne
groes take very little interest in polities, while they have considerable
The Philadelphia Record admits that “in cheap and constant water
power, in nearness to the cotton fields and the necessary saving in
cost of transportion, the south has permanent advantages which must
prove decisive in the long run. Capital will flow in the direction of
Mr. J. R. Camp, of Walton county, was married at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. John D. Malsby, 49 Luckie street, to Mrs. Media
Kelly, of Norcross, Ga., on Thursday afternoou, December 29th, at
4:80 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Stradley officiating. Mrs. Camp is the widow
of the late G. B. Kelly, of Norcross.
A bale of cotton has been kept at a gin near Sandersville for the
past ten years. The owner then said he would take 10 cents per pound
or nothing for it. The bagging has rotted from exposuie to the weath
er, and the lint is now being scattered to the wind. The owner could
uot get 10 cents and has accepted nothing.
President McKinley talked mighty sweet at the late Peace Jubilee,
especially when it is remembered that he voted for the Force Bill when l
a member of Congress Even Matt Quay had more charity in his soul
than to vote for that infamous measure. But all thiugs were forgot
ten when he drew the big crowds to Atlanta.
The many friends of Cliff Rodgers will be glad to learn that he is
to remain with Maj. Simmons this year as his private secretary.
Cliff is a model young man, an expert stenographer and typewriter,
and since his residence in Lawrenceville has won the respect and con
fidence not only of Maj. Simmons bat of everybody in town, who
It is stated Andrew Carnegie has announced his intention of
supporting Bryan for the presidency at the next election. The issue
will be imperialism, according to Mr. Carnegie. The democratic lead
er had a conference with Mr. Carnegie when the latter w»b in New
York recently. Carnegie promised to furnish him all the funds need
ed to carry on the fight.
Mr. Jake Ambrose got a box of buttons at the Baptiet bazar for be
ing the ugliest man in town. Tho contest was quite spirited, Rev.
L. T. Reed aud Sheriff Haslett receiving a number of votes, those for
the Sheriff being conditioned upon his having his whiskers shaved off.
While the prize is useful and will come in handy by-and-bye, Mr. Am
brose appreciates carryiug off the honor more than he does the intrin
sic value of the buttous.
On Saturday before Christmas in a row, caused by the effects of
blind tiger juice, in Martins district, near Gloster, John Clark cut S.
J. Lockridge in the left side, inflicting a severe wound. Sam says if
he hadn’t been so tough skinned the knife might have penetrated a
vital part. The tiger juice came from Dawson county, and was
peddled out openly by the mountaineers. Sam is again no foot, buy
ing aud selling chickens aud eggs, and savs he is not gon g to be
knocked out by John Barleycorn on the fiist round.
Fitzhugh Lee and Capt. Sigsbee are toge'her in Hnvana again, but
under very different circumstances from these which characterized
their presence there last winter. Then both were called “Yankee
pigs,” and snubbed and hooted at by the Spaniards. Sigsbee had his
ship blown up under him, and Lee left smarting under an insult from
the captain general of the island. Now Sigsbee goes back in command
of the Texas, sister ship to the destroyed Maine, while Leegoos to take
command of the province in the place of the man who snubbed him.
Gov. Candler’s pocket was “touched” by the pickpockets at the At
lanta peace jubilee to the tune of $290. After being relieved of his
cash, many of the Governor’s friends cautioned him to be more care
ful, but he laughingly informed them that it was no use then, as ha
was an “immune.” The nimble-fingered gentry hud cleuned him u||
for all his surplus cash. The morning alter Governor Caudier’s pock
et was picked he found on the front veranda of the Governor’s man
sion his pocket-book containing valuable checks and r.otps, but $290
iu cash was mis Sing. The pick-pocket couldn’t use the checks and
notes, but needed the cash in bis business.
A car load of soldiers recently passed through Lawrenceville, en
route to Athens The train made a short stop at the depot. Among
those gathered at the depot was jovial Lyle Williams, who. with his
rotund avordupois, looked as jolly as old Santa Claus. A party of
soldiers appeared on the platform of the car, and after sizing Lyle up
one of them drew a quart bottle from his pocket and asked Lyle to
step on board and take a drink with them Of course, such a hearty
invitation couldn’t be refused, but just as the bottle was handed him
the train began to pull out for Athens, aud Lyle stepped off, bottle in
hand. He waved a hearty good-bye to the soldier boys, amid their
invitations to get back on the train—that they would pay his fare,
etc. But he declined with thanks. The soldiers, Beeing the joke was
on them, waved their hats at Lyle, as the train picked up speed, with
“Good-bye, old boy 1 You are a good one! ” The quart would have
served tor a Christmas egg-nog for Mr. Williams had not some of the
cotton-seed handlers at the depot found where he had hiditund made
way wit,ti the contents. So it was—the joker got joked ; but nobody
epjoys it more than Lyle.
LOIOE OF SOEBOW.
Xaioni Celeb rats St. John'* Bay With
Appropri its Oeremonlea la Honor
of leparted Brothers
The Masouic order of this place
celebrated St. John’s day, whioh
is the 27th of December, by ob
serving a lodge of sorrow in mem
ory of their departed masters, Ma
jor R. D, Winn, who for forty
years was a bulwark of Masonry
in north Georgia, and also Judge
Janies D. Spence, who was for
twenty-two years master of this
lodge. At the same time they
celebrated the memory of all the
brethren who had departed this
life in the years gone by, ns no
lodge of sorrow had ever been held
in this county before.
Addresses were made by Dr.
Moses Richardson, of Norcross;
Capt. T. M. Peeples, o? Lawrence
ville, and Colonel George M. Na
pier, of Monroe; each of which
were admirable in every particular.
Colonel Napier charmed everyone
by the grace of his imagery and
the beauty and truth of all his
statements concerning the sterling
worth of the order of Masonry,
and the noble part conserved by
the private members of the fra
ternity. By all who were present
the ritual and ceremony as gone
through with was admitted to be
the most impressive ever observed
iu this community. A charming
choir of male voices rendered ap
propriate music, led by Miss Mary
Hutchins, organist; viz: Messrs.
Houston Powell, Tyler Peeples, Jr.
Will Hutchins, Lee Winn, and
The officers of the Lodge who so
proficiently conducted the ceremo
nial service were: R. B. Whit
worth, Worshipful Master; S. A.
Hagood, Senior Warden; Oscar
Brown, Junior Warden; Rev. J.
W. Pogue, Chaplain; S. W. Du-
Bose, Senior Deacon; S. A, Town
ley, Junior Doacon; R. W. Sam
mons and Jas. M. Wilson, Stew
The dinner spread by the lady
friends of the order, at the Ma
sonic Hall, was indeed a royal
feast, consisting as it did of every
thing that goes to make up the
ancient Cornucopia or the modern
At the conclusion of the day’s
program, the following resolution
was unanimously adopted by tho
“Resolved, That this Lodge of
Free and Accopted Masons tender
their sincere aud hearty thanks to
the speakers for the able and graje
ful manner in which they acquit
ted themselves; and it is further
resolved that it is the undivided
plersure of this Lodge to extend to
the choir their thanks for the
swee t and appropriate music ren
dered during the ceremonies.”
Taken altogether, it was a day
long to be remembered with pleas
ure by the friends and promoters
of Masonry in Lawrenceville and
sum nndiug country.
Christmas Tree at Suwanee.
Suwanee, Ga., Dec. 26. —The
Christmas tree at the Methodist
church Saturday night was beauti
fully arranged with presents for
the little ones, and was in every
respect a decided success.
Coes to Texas to Marry
Suwanee, Ga , Dec. 26. —Miss
Florenoe Walls, a beautiful and
attractive young lady of Gaines
ville, stopped over at this place
Thursday en route to Commerce,
Tex , where she goes to wed Mr.
W. L. Burnett, who preceded her
ibout two months ago. Miss
WnlU stopped hero to see Mr.
Burnett’s brother, who lives near
Suwanee. She left Atlanta Fri-'
day evening for Texas.
New Minister at Snwanee-
Suwanee. Ga., Dec. 26.—Rev.
H. A. Hodges, the new Methodist
minister on this circuit, filled his
appointment here Sunday, preach
ing a Christmas sermon from the
text,/found in Luke ii, 10, 11:
unto you is born this day in
tli?) ;ity of David a Saviour, which
hr Christ, the Lord.” From be
ginning to end tiis logicul deduc
tions and practical illustrations
were of the highest order, very in
structive, and his sermon was pro
nounced one of the best ever de
livered at this church, and made
a fine impression upon an appre
La Grippe is again epidemic.
Every precaution should be taken
to avoid it. Its specific cure is
One Minute Cough Cure. A. J.
Sheperd, Publisher Agricultural
Journal and Advertiser, Eldeu.
Mo., says: “No one will be disap
pointed in using one Miuute Cough
Cure for La Grippe.” Pleusaut to
take, quick to act. Bagwell Bros,
of Lawrenceville, and Dr. Hinton,
ALL OVER GEORGIA.
items from our state exchanges
Gainesville ig infested with burglar*.
The Dahlonega Signal is 59 years old.
Jay McDonald, a prominent citizen of Gainesville, is dead.
1 he amount of money Houston county schools will receive thi* year
will bo $18,260.44. 1
Hall county has bought Ihompson’s bridge, spanning the Chatta
hoochee, for SB,OOO.
Mr. J. A. Crawford has been appointed postmaster at Dalton and
will take charge of the office about the first of February.
Atlanta and Chicago are now united telephone line, and it ia
possible to carry on a conversation with a man in the Windy city.
There is some talk of calling a bond election soon in Athens, and it
is believed that tho vote will be favorable to the issuance of bonds.
Col. Farrow, tliej postmaster at Gainesville, is preparing to move
tho postoffice from the Arlington block to the Hudson house. Some
people are kicking about it.
There are now confined, in the state sanitarium, at Milledgeville
2,852 patients—B7B white females, 970 white males, 859 colored fe
males, and 826 colored males.
Waycross Journal: There is a woman in Charlton county who ii
the mother of seven children, having given birth to four at one time
and three at another. All the children are living and doing well.
J. H. Smith, colored, has served notice that he will contest the seat
in Congress of Hon. J. M. Griggs, of the second congressional district.
He is relying on the republican majority to do something for him.
A man by the name of Stal worth, with a crowd of three or four fam
ilies of negroes from North Carolina, passed through Dublin recently
on his way to Telfair oounty, where he will run au extensive farm.
Dublin Dispatch—Dublin may congratulate itself that it was not
tho scone of a single Christmas casulty. In nearly every other city in
the state there were accidents, murders and mysterious crimes in
Mr. W. P. Edmondson)’s barn was burned Tuesday night at La-
Grange. Besides the loss of the barn, which was a very large one, there
was in it about 200 bushels of corn and about 40,000 pounds of hay.
There will be an unusual amount of tax fi fas issued in Colquitt
county this year. There are in the neighboihood of $4,000 remaining
on the books which is'more than double the amount unpaid at this
time last year.
The cotton produced m Wilkes county in its raw state brings from
$600,000 to SBOO,OOO. The comity has water power going to waste
that could be utilized in manufacturing (very pound of cotton grown
within its borders.
Miss Mery Russell, daughter of Mr. J.C. Russell, of Carrollton, left
for Kennings, La., Tuesday, where she goes to be married to Mr. A, E.
Damon of that town, whom she has never seen. The courtship was
carried on through correspondence.
Abe Small, the man now in Savannah’s jail under sentence of death .
for the murder of Policeman Neve, is trying to get nitric acid witn
which to commit suicide. A woman gave away the scheme by whiciß
he hoped to smuggle tho stuff into his cell.
The Houston Guano and Warehouse Company, at Fort
handled 8,200 bales of cotton this season, the largest receipts
reached by a firm in the town. The total receipts for Fort
will probably run up to about 12,000 bales for the season. IBfl
The name of Dr. P. 1) Pollock, president of Mercer
being mentioned now for chancilk rof the state university. Dr.
lock was born and reared in Rome, and his rapid and brilliant rise iH
the educational world is a source of much gratification to his manß
The Augusta Tribune claims that when the prisoners were removed
from the old jail to the new in Atlanta one was discovered to have
been imprisoned there four years for contempt of court, and bad been
forgotten. He had been sent to Atlanta from Augusta, and nothing
more had ever been heard from him.
Mr. George M. Brantley now has the largest hog in Washington
county, estimated to weigh between 700 and 800 pounds. He believes
the Duroc-Jersey is the best breed of hogs in existence, and has been
raising this kind for the past ten or twelve years. He frequently s:-nds
to the Western states to purchase fresh stock from different breeder*.
Tifton Gazette—Monday last the negroes had an entertainment,
given by one of their secret orders, at Sparks. About 400 were present’
and when it became necessary for the marshal to arrest one of the
women, who had overloaded on rye, it looked for a while as if a riot
was pending. A few broken heads quieted things down considerably,
Mr. J. C. Burnarn, the merchant who was shot at through his front
window Saturday night at Cordelo, has caught the party who did the
shooting. It proved to be John Neal, a negro, who keeps a small stand
and negro barber shop just across the street from Mr. Barnam’s store.
He swore out a warrant before Judge Campbell, who gave the negro a
preliminary trial and bound him over to a higher court.
L. Floyed, a young white man, now languishes behind the prison
bars at Vienna, charged with the crime of burglary. Floyed has for
some months past been in the employ of the Dooly Lumber Company
at Kerns. Since his employment the commissary has been burglar
ized several times in a mysterious manner unknown and unexplaina
ble to the ownors. Floyd is now charged with the crime.
Americus Times-Recorder : The home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion S.
Sims, on Church street, was the scene of a happy and romantic mar
riage on the evening of December 25, when their sister, Miss Stella M
Persons, was wedded to Mr. John H, McClurkin, of Springtown Tex'
The bride and groom met for the first time a few hours before ’ their
marriage was solemnized, though an-engagement has existed for some
time as the result of a lengthly correspondence.
At the coroner’s inqnost over the body of Henry Perry, who was
shot in a questionable resort on Madison avenue, in Atlanta Monday
afternoon, John Milam, who was held for the murder, stated on the
stand, in reply to a question from a juror: ‘-I am the man who killed
Perry.” The confession of the man was unlooked for, especially so,
since at the police barracks the evening before, Milam had stoutly
maintained his innocence of the ohargo of shooting Perry.
There was a narrow escape from death in Gibson a few nights since
There was one negro prisoner in the county jail, at Gibson, which was
a strong building and a credit to the little city. About 2 o’clock in
the morning there was an alarm of fire, and the town was thrown in
to a state of excilement. It was discovered that the jail was on fire
There was every evidence that the fire was the work of the solitary
prisoner, but ho had overdone the thing, and instead of making his
escape, was fast suffocating to death. It was with considerable dif
ficulty that he was rescued just in time to save his life.
T ? ec " Ilt 'y in J H ? ard J count y De P ut y Collector of Internal Revenue
John R Ware destroyed a seventy-gallon copper still and about one
thousand gallons of beer and mash. This distillery belonged to
Messrs. Will Mills and Ed Hammond. He also captured another
seventy gallon copper still and about fifteen hundred gallons of beer
and mash, belonging to a negro, Pink Rowe. At the same time,
about a couple of miles from Pink Rowe’s still, he captured an eightv
gaHon copper still and about two thousand gallons of beer and mash
which belonged to another negro, Frank Hubbard. Uapt. Ware had
no deputy marshal along, so none of the parties were arrested but
will be in the near future.
Rufus L. Perry, a negro lawyer of Brooklyn, N. Y., backed, it is
said, by several well known Tammany officials, is to form a negro
settlement of 60,000 people within sight of Greater New York. Ac
cording to the statement, a traot comprising 1,500 acres has been br-
Wh siST'd! r Will r be at °“ ce br o“Bht to their new homes from
North and boutn Carolina and Georgia. The projectors say that they
have ussuranee tly , several large factories will be put into operation
as soon as the cofcred folks are settled. A town is to be formed and
the projectors say that they will not only be able to eleot a mayor
but an assemblyman as well. Each lot holder will receive the deed
ot his plot, for be charged $5. r\
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