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THE OWISNETT HERALD, )
the lawrkncevilSe news. [ Consolidated Jan. 1,1898.
KnUbliahed in 1893. )
GWINNETT’S OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Sheriff—Thomas A. Ilaslett. Deputy Sheriff, K. T. Martin,
f'lerk Superior Court—D. T. Cain.
Ordinary—John P. Webb.
Treasurer —C. D. Jacobs.
. Tax Receiver—Eli P. Miner.
* Collector—Arbin W. Moore.
Chroner —James II Wilson.
Surveyor—Robert N. Matfett.
Board County Commissioners—James T. Lamkin, Chairman; J. P. Byrd,
Clerk; J. T. Jordan, S. H Hinton and M. A. Born.
Board of Education—\V. T. Tanner, Commissioner; A. M. Winn, President;
B. 1.. Patterson, W. P. Cosby, Thos. C. Shadburn 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. Julian, Solicitor. Convenes 2nd
Monday in January, 2nd Monday in April, 2nd Monday in July, and 2nd Mon
day in October.
JUSTICES OF PEACE AND NOTARIES PUBLIC:
1295—8ay Creek, (Ist Saturday) Thos. Langley, J. P., W.P. Williams, N. P.
31H—Ben Smith, (3d Saturday) J. S. Pate, J. P., J. 0. Hawthorn, N. P.
405—Berkshire, (Sd Saturday) J. R. Cain. J. P., W M. Jordan, N. P.
550—Buford (3d Friday) W.W. Wilson, ,J. P., G. Legg, N. P.
552—Cains, (3d Saturdry) ,1. M.Pool, J. P., J. R. Cain, N. P.
408—Cates, (2d Saturday) T. A. Pate, J. P., J. A. Hannah, N. P.
1564—Dacula, (Thors, before 4, Sat.) J. W. Freeman. J. 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. Langley, J.P., J. M. Mills, N. P.
644—Martins, (4th Sal urday) J. F. Wilson, J. P., Dallis Corley, N. P.
* 400—Norcross, (Wed. before 3d Sat.) A. J. Martin, J. P., J. W. Haynie, N. P.
1397 —Pucketts, (2d Friday) Win. Wallace, J.P., C. B.Pool, N. P.'
571—Rockbridge. (3d Saturday) J. A. Jphnson, J. P., E. T. Mason, N. P.
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J. K. McKklvey, E. L. McKklvby,
I.essees and Managers,
ALL COTTON FALLACY
OLD BLUNDER THAT FARMERS
SHOULD AVOID IN THE
RAISE SUPPLIES AT HOME
Time Has Arrived to Stop Relying on
a Crop Which Selin Below
Coat of Production.
Atlanta, Jan. 1, 1899.
The beginning of the new year is upon
ns and 1898, with all its hopes and dis
appointments, is a thing of the past. It
will be well for each of us at this time,
before we commence our work for the
year, to take a calm and thoughtful
view of the situation, and then to act as
become sensible men.
What, then, do we find to be the con
dition of the average Georgia farmer at
this time? After working 12 months to
make and gather a large cotton crop,
has he any money left from its sale? I
•ay emphatically no. Those farmers are
fortunate indeed who have been able to
pay the debts incurred by them in mak
ing the last cotton crop, the vast ma
jority having unpaid accounts against
them either for gnano, meat, corn or
goods of other kinds.
Has the average Georgia farmer a
supply of corn, oats, hay and fodder,
with which to feed his stock of every
kind until he can make another crop?
Has he plenty of homemade meat and
flour and syrup, with which to feed all
hands on his farm for the next ten
months? Ars his mnles, and horses,
and cattle, and hogs, and sheep in good
order and well cared for, now in the
midst of a cold, long winter? Has he
an abundance of poultry of all kinds,
well housed and well fed? Has he
plenty of good milk and batter from
graded Jersey or Holstein cows? Has
he a rich garden from which he can
daily gather the winter vegetable to add
to his bill of fare? To all these ques
tions I must regretfully answer no. And
yet 1 assert positively that all these are
within easy reach of every land owner
in Georgia who will throw off the curse
of all cotton growing, and return to the
ways of our fathers.
Shall we continue to grow and sell
cotton below the cost of production (to
the great delight of the balance of man
kind, who care nothing for our suffer
ings) until total ruin overtakes us, or
shall we make a united and determined
effort to raise onr own supplies in abun
dance, and thus make onr cotton crop
an absolute surplus? I see no hope for
our farmers save to adopt the latter
plan and stick to it regardless of the
price of cotton. Don’t delude yourself
with the idea that your neighbors will
diminish their cotton acreage and there
fore yon will increase yours in the hope
of getting a good price. There could be
no greater mistake of judgment than
this, as the selfish farmer so acting will
find to his cost at the end of the season.
II Georgia made no cotton this year,
the loss would doubtless be made up by
the yearly increased acreage of rich cot
ton lands brought into cultivation west
of the Mississippi river. We had better
prepare ourselves for a long period of
low-priced cotton, for the outlook prom
ises nothing else, and being prepared,
we can better endnre such a calamity.
For 88 years we have relied on cotton
alone with which to purchase every
thing else. During that time we have
made not less than 20,000,000 of bales,
worth at a moderate estimate, fnlly
$800,000,000. What has become of this
vast amonnt of money, which, if kept
at home, would have made ns one of the
richest states in the Union? It has all
gone to pay the farmers and manufac
turers of the north and east for supplies
of various kinds, every item of which
we could and should have produced
within onr own borders. Suppose we
had made only 10,000,000 bales in the
past 88 years, and in addition
had produced all the supplies that
we have bought from other states,
is it not self evident that we would be
better off by $400,000,000 than we are at
present? The entire property of the
state, cities included, is now bnt a little
over $400,000,000, and the farmers of
Georgia ought alone to have been richer
by this vast amonnt, had they not been
deluded by the all-cotton fallacy.
Look sronnd you in yonr different
communities and note the successful
farmers of your acquaintance; invaria
bly you will find them to be the men
who have diversified their crops and
raised their own supplies. No state or
section can prosper that relies entirely
on one crop. Kansas tried it with wheat,
until most of her (arms were mortgaged,
and she was only saved from utter ruin,
it is said, by the “hen and the cow.”
Now, with diversified farming, she A
again on the road to prosperity.
I write as a farmer to farmers, know
ing and appreciating the difficulties in
the way, bnt I believe they can all be
overcome by a persistent and determined
effort in the rignt direction. I by no
means advise the abandonment of cot
ton culture, for we have no other money
crop upon which we can with absolute
certainty depend; bnt I do urge upon,
and plead with each and every farmei
in the state, to plant no seed of eotton,
nntil he has planted such an acreage of
each and every other crop that will
grow on his land, that, let the season be
dry or wet, he will be assured of abun
dant and varied provision crops. In ad-
Buckien s Arnica Salve.
The beat Salve in the world for
Cuts, Burns, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns and
all Skin Eruptions, and positively
sures Piles or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satis
jaction or money refunded. Price
25 cents per box. For sale by A.
M. Winn & Son Lawreneeville,
The way of the transgressor is
often-times the shortest route to
For Overworked girls and Feble
women, Simmons Squaw Vine Wine or
Tablets are nature’s greatest boon.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1899.
dition to this let proper attention be
given to the raising of stock of all kinds,
particularly cattle, hogs and poultry.
With proper management, it is easier
and cheaper to raise a pound of pork or
a pound of any kind of poultry, than it
is to raise a pouud of cotton, and yet a
pound of pork is worth as much and a
pound of poultry from two to three
times as mnch as a pound of cotton.
The papers stated that Atlanta alone
used 10,000 turkeys on Thanksgiving
day. and I venture to say that nine
tenths of them came from Tennessee
and Kentucky. What a commentary
on onr method of farming 1
A good beginning has been made in
the right direction in the sowing of the
largest wheat crop probably in the late
history of the state. A f%ir crop of fall
oats has also been planted, but the acre
age should be doubled or trebled with
out delay. Prepare to plant a good corn
crop, not less than ten to 12 acres to the
plow; and be sure to either broadcast
field peas in yonr corn at the last plow
ing, or drop them on, or by the side of the
corn rows at the second plowing. Then
prepare not less than five acres to the
plow for such crops as gronndpeas, po
tatoes, sugarcane, millet, etc. After
that, put ten acres, and no more, in
cotton, regardless of who may advise
you to the ’ contrary. A crop like this
will give yon 26 acres to the plow, and
that is enongh for North Georgia,
though in Middle and South Georgia, a
few more acres might be cultivated ia
oorn or groundpeas.
Buy ae little guano as possible, bnt
use all the homemade fertilizers that
you can get together between this and
Stop bnying hoehandles, axhelves,
hamea and other things that yon can
and shonld make at home on rainy days.
Never go to town with an empty
wagon, but alwaya carry something to
sell, if only a load of wood.
Buy nothing on credit if you can pos
sibly avoid it. Better suffer some pri
vations than go in debt.
If we would be independent and pros
perous, we must farm on the lines sug
gested. No other road will lead us out
of the woods in which we are now al
most hopelessly lost—but if we will fol
low the course -I have endeavored to
blaze out, wo will in a short time be a
happy, prosperous and contented people.
In the laudable effort to become self
sustaining, all must lend a hand. The
merchants and the landlords can greatly
aid in the good work by not insisting
that their customers ana tenants shall
plant a large cotton crop in order to get
supplies. This course, hitherto pur
sued, has resulted in greatly increasing
the cotton acreage, to the serious in
jury—I may even say almost ruin—of
all hands concerned. If they would try
the opposite course, exteuding aid and
credit only to those who make their
food supplies, how different and how
gratifying would be the result I ap
peal particularly to the merchants, who,
by their insistence on a large cotton
acreage before credit would be extended,
have practically "killed the -goose that
laid the golden egg.” Let them “face
about” and refuse credit to their cus
tomers who may contemplate planting
a large cotton acreage. If such a course
should be adopted and carried out, it
needs no gift of prophecy to foretell
that a vast amount of poverty and suf
fering would be banished from our
1 am more than willing to help on this
good cause by every means in my power,
and the greatest reward that the con
duct of tbis department could offer me
would he the satisfaction of feeling that
I had aided, even thongh in a very small
degree, in restoring to the snffering
farmers of Georgia, that plenty and
prosperity which they once enjoyed.
O. B. Stbvbns, Commissioner.
Work For the Month.
Start the plows as soon as possible,
and finish sowing wheat and oats. Take
advantage of every day when the ground
is in suitable condition and speed the
plow, that you may be ready to plant
the various crops at the proper time.
Subsoil, or at least double furrow as
much of your land as possible, particu
larly for such crops as corn, sorghum
and sugarcane. Arrange for a good
garden by heavy manuring and deep
plowing, and in South Georgia plant
the hardier vegetables the latter part of
the month. During the many days that
it will be too wet to plow, repair the
fences, gates, terraces, etc. Make your
composts; mix your fertilizers; haul
leaves and keep your stock well bedded;
pnt good homemade handles in all your
tools, and keep away from town. Too
much of this month is often frittered
away in comparative idleness, many
farmers thinking they have plenty of
time ahead in which to prepare their
land for planting, and then shonld Feb
ruary and March be very wet, planting
time will catch them unprepared.
KaUII Dearer Tkon Muriate.
“Throughout the entire sonth we
aotiee a tendency among farmers to
purchase kainit in preference to the
other salts of potash, we presume bu
oause it is lowest in price per ton, ” re
marks a writer in Texas Farm and
Ranch. “A ton of kainit at sl3 is dearer
than a ton of mnriate at $46; while the
freight on each wonld be the same, the
former wonld ooutaiu bnt 240 pounds
of pure potash to the ton, while the lat
ter is half potash, or 1,000 pounds to the
ton. Ob the score of economy, it from
no other oause, this latter fact should
be borne in mind. ”
These are dangerous times for
the health. Croup, colds and
throat troubles leads rapidly to
Consumption. A bottle of One
Minute Cough Cure used at the
right time will preserve life, health
and a large amount of money.
Pleasant to take; children like it.
Bagwell Bros, of Lawreneeville,
and Dr. Hinton of Dacula.
There is no earthly love so true
and inexpensive as a mother’s
If gloomy and Nervous, and looking
on the dark side of things, take a few
doses Dr. M. A.Simmons Liver Medi
cine, and the gloom will disappear.
Cuban Soldier* to be Paid.
11l the urgent deficiency bill
there is an appropriation of SB,-
000,000 with which to pay the
soldiers of the Cuban army, and
also the Philippine army, SIOO
each. It is the understanding
that when the soldiers of these ar
mtes are paid the amount stated
they will be mustered out.
No doubt the question of pay
ing Cuban and Philippine sol
diers has been fully discussed by
congressmen of both political par
ties, and the conclusion reached
that it would be cheaper to pay
them something than to have to
contend with them as brigands,
robbers or malcontents. But
there does not seem to be any oth
er reason why onr government
should pay them SIOO each.
It is assumed that we are to pay
them that sum each for the as
sistance they gave us in our war
with Spain. It is not generally
known, however, that they gave
us any assistance. The Cubans
were at war with Spain when we
interfered to assist them. They
are now free from the rule of
Spain, and are to have their indi
peudence. It cannot be said
therefore that they assisted us;
rather our government assisted
them. It seems a little curions
therefore that we are paying their
soldiers on the theory that they
assisted us. If they had assisted
us in accomplishing anything we
would be under obligation to pay
tbeir soldiers all that is due them.
The truth is we are paying them
to acoept the situation and not
The soldiers of the Philippines
gave us no assistance whatever.
Od the contrary, they were a
source of trouble to us. When
Aguinaldo wanted to assist us his
offer to do so was declined. We
do not owe the Philippine soldiers
anything, and the only reason for
paying them anything is that
which has already been given.
It may be the intention to col
lect from the revenues of Cuba
aud also of the Philippines the
amount our government pays to
the soldiers of each of these terri
tories. It can hardly be probable
that we are going to pay out SB,-
000,000 without any expectation
of its return. The satisfaction of
freeing Cuba and the Philippines
from the rule of Spain will hardly
be regarded by the people as be
ing ample compensation for the
lives sacrificed and the money ex
pended in destroying Spain’s gov
ernment in these islands and
giving the islands new govern
ments. —Savannah News.
A Son of Oareia.
A few days ago a young man in
deep mourning passed through
Macon with several ladies. His
face here marks of a life spent
among the tropics, and he had
the appearance of being of the
higher type of those who spend
their liv> s where there is no such
thing as natural ice.
He left the train a few minutes
while in Macon, and it was evi
dent that he was a stranger to
American customs and practices.
He was evidently looking for
something, but hesitated about
asking for information. He final
ly addressed a bystander, but iu a
tongue that was as unintelligible
to the practical man as the voic
ings of the sea. H 6 looked the
traveler over curiously, ana told
him in English that it was all
Dutch to him.
The tanned traveler was the son
of the late lamented Gen. Garcia.
Capt. Carlos Garcia, who for years
served as an aide on his father’s
staff. He, in company with sev
eral ladies, was returning to his
prostrate mother at Thomasville.
from Washington, where te had
been to attend the funeral of his
father in Washington.
Capt. Garcia boarded the wrong
train out of Macon, and in this
lost his companions, who went on
to Thomasville. He soon discov
ered his mistake, and at Cordele
he took the train for Americus,
hoping to catch the Central train
there in time to meet his compan
ions. The train had passed Amer
icus, however, and he was in as
bad condition as before. Capt.
Smith, of the Twentieth New York,
saw him, however, and securing a
team drove him to Albany.—Ma
Mr. S. A. Frankler, Editor of
theMicauopy (Fla,) Hust er, with
his wife and children, suffered
terribly from La Grippe. One
Minute Cough Cure was the only
remedy that helped them. It act
ed quickly. Thousands of others
use this remedy us specific for La
Grippe, and its exhausting effects.
Bagwell Bros.of Lawrencevill, and
Dr. Hinton, of Ducnlu.
Oatsip at the Zoo-
Country people who are in the
habit of brkigiiig home a few
sprays of catnip now and then for
the delectation of pet cats will
enjoy the following breezy para
graphs from the Chicago Times
Some time ago an armful of
fresh catnip was picked aud taken
to Lincoln Park to try its effect
on the animals there. So far as
known, catnip does not grow in
the native homes of these ani
mals, and tbis was the first time
they had ever smelled it.
The scent of the plant filled the
whole place, and as soon as it
reached the parrots’ corner, the
two gaudily attired macaws set up
a note that drowned thought, and
made for the side of the cage,
poking their beaks and claws
through. When the catnip was
brought near them, they became
nearly frantic. They were given
some, and devoured it, stem, leaf
and blossom, with an avidity com
mensurate with the noise of their
The keeper and the catnip car
rier then made for the cage of
Billy, the African leopard, Be
fore the front of his cage was
reached he had bounded from the
shelf whereon he lay, apparently
asleep, and stood expectant. A
double handful of catnip was
passed through to the floor of the
Never was the prey of the Afri
can dweller in his wild state
pounced upon more rapidly or with
more absolute savage enjoyment.
First Billy ate a mouthful of the
catnip; then he lay flat on his
back and wriggled through the
green mass until his black spotted
yellow hide ■was filled with the
Then Billy sat on a bunch of
the catnip, caught a leaf-laden
stem up in either paw, and rubbed
his cheeks, chin, nose, eyes and
head. He ate an additional mouth
ful or two, and then jumped back
to his shelf, where he lav the very
picture of contentment.
In the tigers’ cage there is a very
young but full-grown animal, and
when this great surly beast inhaled
the first sniff of the catnip, he be
gan to mew like a kitten. I’rior
to this, the softest note of his
voice had been one which put the
roar of the big-maned South Amer
ican lion to shame.
The vicious tiger and his kindly
dispcsitioned mate fairly revelled
in the liberal allowance of the
plant which was thrust into their
cage They rolled about in it,and
played together like six-weeks-old
kittens. They mewed and purred;
tossed it about, ate of it, and after
getting about as liberul a dose as
Billy, the leopard, had had, they
likewise leaped to their respective
shelves and blinked lazily at the
The big lion, Major, was either
too dignified or too lazy to pay
more than passiug attention to the
bunch of catnip which fell to his
lot. He ate a mouthful or two of
it, licked his chops in a “that’s
not half bad” way, and then went
back to his nap. The three baby
lions quarreled over their allow
ance, and ate it every bit.
Two Flighty Young Things.
“John, are you sure you have
the extra bottles ?” asked the
young wife, according to Harper’s
“Yes, my dear. You have the
can of milk all right 7”
“Oh, yes. You didn’t forget the
extra wraps, did you ?”
“No; here they are.”
“Nor the extra linen ?”
“No, indeed. \ r cu have the bag
with the toilet things, haven’t
“Yes, dear. Oh, John, won’t
mother be pleased! You are posi
tive you have the bottles?”
‘‘Yes, yes, my dear. Also the
wraps and linen.”
“And I have the milk and toi
let things. ”
“Well, I guess we are all here,
then. And here’s our train.
Hasn’t the little darling been
good? She hasn’t given you* a bit
of trouble, has she?”
“What"! Mel John, haven’t
ycu got her?”
“Oh! Oh! How could y'u
forget her? Oh, my poor little ba
by! You unnatural father! And
she’s all alone in the house, and
I’m sure it’s burned up by this
time! Oh, my baby, ray baby,
“Here, Mary, get in here, quick.
| Cabby, drive like the devil home
again. 1 ’
j To relieve Mental Worry, cure De
spondency and give refreshing Sleep,
| use Simmons Squaw Vine Wine or
ALL OVER GEORGIA.
ITEMS FROM OUR STATE EXCHANGES
Grip is prevalent in Athens and
many are suffering.
It seems now as if the saloon
license in Fitzgerald for the year
1899 will go up to SI,OOO.
The new cotton factory recently
erected by the Forsyth Manu
facturing Company, near Forsyth,
will be in operation in a few days.
Prohibition went into effect at
Newnan last Monday, as a result
of the election on December 14.
The saloons did not open Monday.
At its meeting a few days ago
the Darien Ice Manufacturing
Company declared a dividend of
10 per cent. This is the first div
Miss Allie Williams, of States
boro, who was burned about two
weeks ago, is gradually getting
worse. It is feared sho will never
Mr. W. M. Darby, of Koine, haa
resigned as auditor of the Chatta
nooga Rome and Southern road
and will enter commercial pur
suits in Atlanta.
State Treasurer Speer has sent
out a circular letter requiring re
ports from all the banks in Geor
gia as to their condition at the
close of business on December 81,
Augusta has become tired of
traveling humbug cure-alls and
will hereafter charge them a li
cense of $25 per week for their
practice of medicine or any other
method of curing diseases.
Atlanta’s sl2s,oooflour mill will
get to work some time this month
and by the close of the present
year, it is said, will turn out $2,-
250,000 worth ot wheat and corn
This is a year, thank the Lord,
without elections in this state. In
the most distressing circumstances
thero is always something to be
The Farmer’s Agricultural Soci
ety of Harris county has appoint
ed T. T, Murrah and S. R. Cornett
as delegates to attend the igricul
tural convention at Quitman,
Brooks county, in August.
Ed Hart, a negro railroad hand,
shot and seriously wounded an
other negro named John Williams,
in Buck’s quarters, at Douglas,one
night last week. Dr. Sibbett Bays
the wounded man cannot recover.
Hon. W. W’. Brown, of Macon,
died in that city Sunday. He
waß a Union veteran and always
prominent in republican politics.
At the time of his death he car
ried $121,000 life insurance, most
ly in the New Kork Life.
Arrangements are now in prog
ress for what promises to be the
greatest poultry and pet stock
show ever held in the south, to be
held in Atlanta February 14th.
The Atlanta Poultry and Pet Stock
Association now has the matter in
Judge W. I). Nottingham took
charge of the City Court of Macon
Monday morning and began work
at once. One of his first acts was
to appoint Mr. William Brunson
solicitor pro tem of the court. Mr.
William Ross was also appointed
Mr, W. 11. Harrison, of the
comptroller general’s office, has
compiled all the public laws pass
ed by the last general assembly
and will have them in pamphlet
form ready for distribution soon.
The pamphlet contains much oth
er information. They can be se
cured by addressing the state li
brarian or Mr. Harrison and en
closing one dollar.
Special instructions to the tax
collectors of Georgia have been is
sued in pamphlet form from the
office of the attorney general. The
most important changes in the tax
law noted is the changes relating
to circuses aud bicycle dealers.
Circuses showing in towns of 20.0C0
•or more inhabitants will be taxed
at the rate of SI,OOO per day; to
show iu towns of 5,000 up to 20,-
000, will require a tax of S4OO a
day. This will be au awful blow
to the business and means that the
circuses will in all probability cir
culate around the state without
coming inside. The bicycle tax is
something entirely new. The law
fixes a tax of SIOO a year for each
bicycle dealer in the state, and
any person violating the law is li
able to a misdemeanor.
=jANi> Journal BEMI * s
3 * ,UUI WEEKLY, J
VOL. VI-NO 12
1 Toe Waycross Journal notes a
rumor that Mr. Flager, the rail
, roa( i magnate, is arranging to
r build a big tourist hotel in Macon.
In Madison Mr. J. R. High died
r 011 Wednesday and Mr. Harris
. Campbell oa Thursday. Both were
well known and highly respected
t Mr. W. H. Barnett of McDon
; ough, the grocer, closed hiß doors
last Wednesday and turned over
his stock of goods to his creditors,
the, cause being the geueral strin
gency of the times.
Jol u N. W’ebb, one of Thomas
ton’s oldest and respected citizens,
died there Tuesday afternoon from
an attack of paralysis. He en
joyed the distinction of being the
last oue of the three men who
made Gen. Washington’s second
Miss Mamie Maddox, a young
lady abeut 22 years old, died
Thursday night, Dec. 29, 1898, at
the home of her uncle, Mr. Irwin
Jackson, near Brewton. She was
from Texas, but had been living
for several years in Laurens coun
The youngest mayor in Georgia
was installed Monday night at
Stone Mountain He is J. C. Mc-
Clelland, of that town,and through
his splendid character has been
elected to that responsible position
by an overwhelming majority by
his fellow townsmen.
N. R. Lewis, the lunatic who
walked into the Atlanta jail Mon
day morning of last week and de
manded of the jailers that he be al
lowed to see Edward C. Flanagan,
was given a hearing op a writ of
lunacy before Ordinary Ragsdale
at Decatur in the afternoon and
A freight train on the Wrights
ville & Tennille Railroad ran into
a team of two mules and a wagon
below Harrison a few days ago,
killed one mule, crippled the oth
er, demolished the wagon and scat
tered corn and household goods
promiscuously. The driver es
Judge E. E. Youmans of Tifton
killed a couple of pretty pigs Mon
day that tipped the beam at 610
pounds, dressed, one weighing 820
pounds, the other 290. The judge
thinks they would have done even
better than this had they been
permitted to live until they got
Mrs. Emily Ford, of Atlanta,
received a letter from her brother,
Prof. George Hawkes, living in
London, stating that her cousin,
Miss Emma Hawkes, of Redding,
Berkshire, England, had died,leav
ing an estate valbed at SIOO,OOO.
The letter also mentioned that Mrs
Ford had been remembered in the
will to the extent of $25,000?
Parties from Mscod county say
that the prohibition question is
getting exceedingly warm in that
county and is likely to be more so
before the election comes off. As
iu such cases the result is doubt
ful, but present indications point
to the removal of Old Booze from
his accustomed haunts in that
W. 11. Carrier of Springfield,
Mass., a brother of Charles Cur
rier, who was killed by Will Goens
at Griffin Christmas day, arrived
in that city Monday, and will se
cure counsel and prosecute Goens
with all possible vigor. He thinks
his brother was foully murdered,
and says that he is going to see
; that punishment is meted out to
On New Year’s eve Joe Waters,
colored, of Mclntrye, in company
with his wife and some of his older
children, went to a party at the
house of a near neighbor, leaving
three of the youngest children shut
up in the house. When he reached
home he found that his house was
on fire, and the roof had tumbled
iu on the helpless ohildren, all
three of whom pernhed in the
Middle Georgia Progress: The
city council of Sandersville did the
right thing in offering rewards for
the arrest with the proof to con
vict the illegal sellers of whisky.
They had become so bold in their
operations they began to think it
was a legitimate business. Some
of their white sympathizers, prob
ably their backers, say that the ne
groes are being persecuted. When
a fellow has the itch he is sure to