The News-herald. (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 1898-1965, February 03, 1899, Image 1
W ■■ ■! 11-^1 —II —I—II——II —II ~>l II H . —1 ' ' - News-Herald Constitution, 3 12 IMon-tHs—sl.2s. | (a IIZTI BMSi f 1 1 .11 _ _ 11. .1 la wm II a Clfa.lla nlfaal Ia a 1 laal fa Aal Taa I fal THE GWINNETT HERALD. ) THE I. A \VI t E NC "! V I |!|*'kNEWS, . COllSOlidltfXi Jill. 1, 1898. Entablinhed in 1893. ) “Pitts’ Carminative Saved My Baby*a Life." Johnson Station, Ga., September 16, 1898. LAMAR & RANKIN DRUG CO., Atlanta, Ga. Gentlemen: I can not recommend your Pitts’ Carminative too strongly, as I owe my baby’s life to it. She had Cholera Infantum when five months old, and I could get no relief until I began using Pitt’s Carminative. The fever left her when I had given her but two bottles, and she had fattened so she did not look like the same child. I advise all mothers who have sickly or delicate children to give this remedy a trial. Respectfully, Mrs. LIZZIE MURRAY. It Saved Her Baby— Will Save Youre. . . . .TRY 1T.... Four items In which we offer “Special Bargains” For the next thirty days -f Shoes, Shirts. Rutledge & Glower. SALE!*- For the next 30 days we offer our entire stock of Clothing, Dress Goods, Shoes and Hats at a discount of 33 1 -3 per cent. We have bought an immense stock of Spring and Summer goods, and must have room for them. See these prices : Suits that sold for $1 5 to $22.50, are $\ A now offered at your choice at All of our $lO to $1 5 Suits are now <t7 Rf) offered at choice for ipi.uu . ' All of our $6 to $lO Suits are now <£R AA offered choice for All of our 50c to 75c Dress Goods Q7p now going at w * ,u Henriettas and Cashmeres that sold >IQ 9 1 for 25c to 37c now go at 10U1 Take advantage of this sale and make your dollar do double duty. J. F. BYRD & CO. LAWRENCEVILLE CITY SCHOOL, Thoroughly gr.ided. No irregular pupils. 1 uition must be paid in advance. Regular attendance of pupils is re ouired. All friends and patrons are urged to visit the school. Spring term, January 2nd—June 4th. Catalogues free. JAS. A- BAGWELL, Superintendent. Lawrenceville* Ga. A lull t.f Coffin*. Ca-.k«*U. Wrupp«T«. (Vlovfh. ftc., always on haiiil. AIK all>Gi\(‘ii Prompt Attention No Extra Charge for Hearse and Services. C. A. WATKINS, Blacksmith, Machinist and Woodworkman, Lawrenceville, Ga, Repairing of all kinds. VI ith two forges, and mechan ics with a thorough knowledge of their business, we are prepared to do all kinds of work in Iron and Wood on short notice We have a machine for sharpening gin saws, a cutter and threader for working over iron pipe and boiler fittings, and can save you money on jobs ol this kind. Old wagons, buggies, carriages, etc., made good as new. Horse shoeing a specialty. Give us a call—satisfaction guaranteed. At the old stand east of Cornett’s livery stable. THE NEWS-HERALD. LAWS ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL O’ LAWRENCEVILLE, GA., JANUARY 24th, INDEX. Barber Shop Oral nance No. 29 i Baseball “ 44 31 Birds 44 “ 8 Bicycles “ “ 88 . Bonds, Forfeiture of “ “ 8 Calaboose, Confinement “ “ 10 ! Calaboose, Care of “ “ 12 Cigarettes, Sale of ,4 44 85 Conduct. Disorderly “ ** 1 Cemetery 14 44 15 Decaying matter 44 44 1 " Kstrar Law 44 44 3 Estray, cumulative 44 “18 Fireworks 44 44 8* Gambling 44 44 1® Horses, Swapping 44 44 22 Houses, Disorderly 44 4 4 30 Lamps, Street 4 4 44 21 License, Peddlers 44 “5 Property. Public “ 44 14 Pool, Table “ 44 *4 Pool, Minors 44 “ Railroad, Crossing 44 “20 Railroad. Passengers “ “16 Sanitary 44 44 4 Stock, rivet riding 44 44 Slingshot “ “ V Stones, Throwing 44 “23 Streets, Trash on 4 4 44 -** Tax. Street - 44 “7 Tax, Property * “ “25 Warrants, Issue of .. 44 “13 Whisky. Sale <>f “ “ 27 Wine, Domestic. . 44 “ 32 He it enacted by the Mayor and Coun cil ol the City of I.awrenceville: Ordinance No.l. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said City, be guilty of disorderly conduct, by unlawfully fighting or by publicly using Obscene or profane langunge. or by any act of public indecency, or by whooping or hallooing in a boisterous or disorderly manner, or by firing a gun or pistol (except for tlie preservation of person or property), or by being found intoxi cated or drunk on the streets, alleys, court house square, or other public place in said City, or by any other act of like character tending to disturb the peace, quiet or good order of said Citv, shall, upon conviction of any one or more of the above offenses, committed at one and the same time, be fined in a sum not exceeding Thirty Dollars. And upon failure to pay the samj, to be confined at labor in the work-gang for a term not exceeding Thirty Days, in the discretion of the Mayor Ordinance No. 2. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said City, be guilty of riding or drivingone or more horses, mules or asses, or cattle at an unusual ly fast gate, or rate, in the streets oral leys thereof, except in cases of actual fiecessity, or who shall ride, lead or drive, one or more horses, mules, or asses, or cattle, upon any sidewalk thereof, except in cases of actual-ne cessity, to be judged of by the May or, or who shall suffer any Stallion, Horse or Jack! to be used in his voca tion except in a private place, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. I of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 3. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said City, hitch or tie any horse, mule or ass, or cattle to any shade, fruit or ornamental tree on the public streets or alleys thereof, or within the court house square, or upon any sidewalk or to any outside fence, or who shall mutilate such trees or fence by cutting or otherwise defacing the same, or who shall wilfully suffer any horse, mule, cow or ass to run at large on the streets or commons of said City, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 4. Any person who shall place any ob struction in or upon the streets, alleys or sidewalks of said City, or in and up on any part thereof, and shall fail to remove the same after receiving notice by the City Marshal to do so, or who shall allow any old well on their prem ises to remain uncovered after receiv ing like notice by the Marshal to cover up the same, or who shall wilfully ob struct or fill up any drain or ditch opened by authority of the City Coun cil, or who shall allow any stable,privy, hog pen or other placeon their premises remain unclean and odious, or who shall allow water to stand in any cel lar on their premises, or who shall place anything unclean or odious, ei ther upon public or private property, within the corporate limits of said City or leave gates open across the side walks or streets,and shall fail, after re ceiving like notice by the Marshal, to place such stable, privy, hog pen, cel lar or other place in clean condition, or fail to remove such offensive and odious thing without said corporate limits, shall, upon conviction thereof, he punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. And the city authorities may at once put the premises or other places in proper condition at the expense of such person—such expense not to ex ceed fifty cents. Ordinance No. 5. Any itenerant peddler or trader, ex cept traders in stock, agricultural im plements, provisions, poultry, fruit or ornamental trees, shrubbery or flowers, who shall within the corporate limits of said City expose his goods for sale; or any traveling show, exhibition or entertainment given in said City, shall, for each day, pay into the City treasu ry a tax of twenty-five dollars, unless in either ease otherwise directed by the Mayor upon proper application be ing made, and upon failure to pay said tax, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 6. Whenever an appearance bond shall be taken by any municipal officer of said City, conditioned for the appear ance of the principal in saiil bond at a Mayor’s court at any specified time, and such principal fails to comply with the conditions in said bond, it shall be lawful for it to be forfeited, in accordance with the rules and regu lations now of force in the state of Georgia, as to the forfeiture of the ap pearance bonds in the Superior court, and when such bond is so forfeited, it shall be the duty of the Mayor of said City to issue a scire facias which shall be served by the Marshal of said City upon said principal and his security on said bond, at least twenty days be fore the return thereof to the Mayor’s court, or if the party resides out of the county, »r state, scire facias may be served by publication. If, at the re turn of said scire facias, no sufficient cause be shown to the contrary, judg ment shall be entered against such principal and securities, or such of them as have been served, and execu tion may issue accordingly. The pro visions of tbiß ordinance shall be cumu lative of remedies now of force under the general Jaw and not exclusive in its operation. Ordinance No. 7. All resident male persons not under sixteen nor over fifty years of age shall be required, on due notice from LAWRENCEVfLLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1899. the Marshal, to pay as street tax three dollars, to be paid semi-annually, at such time as the Council may direct, not later than March Ist and Septem ber Ist of each year, said tax to be paid to the Marshal on demand, and said money shall by him be turned over to the Treasurer, to be disbursed as tne Mayor and City Council may direct. Provided, where said amount is not paid, the party shall have the right to work out his time, the same be ing six full days, under the direction of the Marshal, and at such labor as he may direct. For violation of this Ordi nance the offender shall he punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 8. Any person or persons who shall within the corporate limits of said City be guilty of killing or intention ally wounding any mocking bird or any other insectivorous bird, or rob bing or destroying their nests, shall be deemed an offender, and, upon convic tion thereof, shall be punished as pre scribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws Ordinance No. 9. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said City, use, carry or employ any instrument, weapon or device commonly known as a slingshot or flipper, shall be deemed an offender, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. HI. All persons hereafter convicted of violating any ordinance of the City may. as an alternative of failure or re fusal to pay the tine imposed, be con fined at labor in the work-gang fora term not exceeding thirty days. And said work-gang shall be confined at labor by the Marshal, on the streets, sidewalks, alleys and causeways or other public works of the City, under the direction of the Mayor and City Council, and when not so at labor for any cause, shall be confined in the cal aboose for safe keeping, unless other wise ordered by the Mayor or Council. Ordinance No.ll. Any person found drunk or intoxi cated on any of the streets or alleys, court house square or other public property of said City and not otherwise disorderly, shall without warrant, be arrested and imprisoned by the Mar shal until such offender becomes sober, and may then be discharged by the Marshal upon the payment of one dol lar for his fees in such cases and de fendant to pay his board. Ordinance No. 12. It shall be the duty of the Marshal to take charge of the Calaboose, and to keep the same in a cleanly condition, and to furnish each prisoner therein with three meals per day when em ployed by the Marshal at any public labor, otherwise two meals per day, for which he shall receive 40 cents per day. Ordinance No. 13. It shall be the duty of the City Mar shal. whenever he receives reliable in formation that a City ordinance has been violated, amt not in his presence, to take the name of the informer, and also the name of the offender, and go immediately before the Mayor and make affidavit to the alleged violation, that a warrant may issue therefor, and in case of the absence or inability of the Mayor to act, the Marshal shall go before the Mayor pro tern., whose duty it shall be to issue warrants upon affi davits being made. Ordinance No. 14. Any person or persons whoshall wil fully injure or interfere with any bridge or causeway of the city, or who shall in any manner deface any ordi nance posted by authority of the City Council, or who shall wilfully injure, mutilate or destroy any private prop erty of any citizen or citizens of said City, shall he deemed an offender, and upon conviction thereof, shall be pun ished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 15. Any person or persons who shall climb through, over or upon any part of the fence around the cemetery in said City, or who shall cut, injure or in any manner deface any tree, flower or shrubbery, except their own, within the same, or who shall mutilate, cut or desiroy any tree upon the public prop erty of said City shall be deemed an of fender, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as prescribed in Or dinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 16. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons within the corporate limits of said City to get upon, over or under any car or engine, in motion upon any railroad, except employees or passen gers of said roads. That it shall be un lawful for any person or persons to be found loafing, loitering or staying, without regular, specific nr particular business, on the premises, in the ware houses or in the waiting rooms of the depots. Any person violating this or dinance shall be deemed an offender and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No.l of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 17. Any person whs shall hereafter, within the corporate limits of said City throw or place upon the streets or sidewalks, alleys or backyards, or court house square or other public place of said City, any vegetable or fruit sub stance,or any otherdecayingsubstance of offensive nature, which, being so placed or thrown thereupon, would tend or be likely to produce siekness or which would be offensive, such as wa termelons, watermelon rinds, decayed fruit or vegetable substance, or if the owner at occupant of said premises shall fail to remove the same and clean the premises after twenty-four hours’ notice so to do from the Marshal, upon conviction thereof shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 18. Any person who shall, within the corporate limits of said City, sufferany horse, mule, hog. cow or other cattle, by negligence and not accidentally, to stray or run at, large in the streets or commons of the City, the same shall be taken in charge by the Marshal and not delivered to the owner thereof without first collecting 50 cents to be paid into the City Treasury, This Or dinance shall be cumulative -of the remedy now in force in reference to tlie stock law,under the general law,ariil cumulative of Ordinance No. 3 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 19. Any person or firm of persons who shall, by himself, servant or employees, permit the game commonly known as craokloo to tie engaged in by any per son or persons in his or their house or place of business, or shall permit any other game or device for the hazarding of money to be practiced and engaged in by any person or persons, in his or their house or place of business, and ! any person who shall engage in said game or practice or engage in any oth er device for the hazarding of money within the corporate limits of said City shall, upon conviction thereof, be pun ished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance N 0.20. No freight, passenger, or any other railroad train shall be allowed to stand on or obstruct any public crossing with- in the corporate limits of said City longer than ten minutes at any time, and any person violating this Ordi nance shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No.l of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 21. If any person or persons shall wilful ly destroy, injure or damage any street lamp, or lamp post, or interfere with any such lamp by extinguishing the same, such person so offending shall be fined not less than fifteen dollars nor more than thirty dollars. In case of failure to pay such fine shall work in the street gang not less than fifteen nor more than thirty days. Ordinance No. 22. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to assemble or congregate in streets,alleys,commons,church or school grounds, or other public place within the corporate limits of said City to en gage in swappingor exchanging horses, moles, or cattle, or offer so to do. For a violation of this Ordinance the of fender shall be punished as prescribed tn Ordinance No.l of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 23. It shall be unlawful for any person to cast or throw any stone or other missle at, upon or agninst any public or private building within the corpo rate limits of said City. For a viola tion of this Ordinance the offender shall be punished as prescribed in Or dinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 24. Any person who shall keep any bil liard or pool table, to be used for hire or reward, shall pay into the City Treasury a license fee of Ten Dollars per annum for each table so kept, and thereupon license may issue according ly. Any person violating this Ordi nance shall be deemed an offender,and punished as prescribed in Ordinance No, 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 25. All persons residing in the corporate limits of the City of I.awrenceville, or owning property therein, who are sub ject to be taxed under the laws of this State, shall make returns of all their real estate, personal property, money, solvent notes and accounts, and such other things of value herein not men tioned, to the Clerk of Council, by the first day of August of each year, and any such person failing to make his or her return as required shall be double taxed. All tax returns shall be made in writing, on forms furnished by the Council, and under oath. The Coun cil shall have the right to reject any tax returns, if, in its opinion, the prop erty of the person making the same is not returned at a fair valuation, and the Council shall assess sueti property, after giving the party notice, and re turn the same at its true value, which return shall he accepted by said City as final adjustment. Ordinance No. 26. It shall be unlawful for any minor or person under age, to enter any room where a billiard or pool table is kept for public use; and for a violation of this ordinance the person so entering, and the owner or keeper of such table who shall consent thereto, or allow such minor to remain therein, shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 27. If any person shall keep a blind tiger, or keep for sale, barter or ex change, any chentical or fermented cider, wine, brandy, rum, gin, whisky, or spirituous or malt liquors, or any mixture of such liquors, within the corporate limits of the City of Law reneeville, such person, and the occu pant of the house or other such place of business for the time being, shall severally be deemed offenders, and up on conviction thereof shall be punish ed as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 28. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sweep, haul or place any trash or rubbish on the streets, side walks, alleys, commons, church or school property of said City, and any person so doing shall be deemed an offender, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 29. Any person or persons keeping and running a barber shop within tlie cor porate limits of said City who shall keep open and run the same on the Sabbath day shall be punished as pre scribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 30, Any person or persons who shall be convicted of keeping or running a dis orderly or lewd bouse within the cor porate limits of said City shall be deemed an offender, and upon convic tion shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 81. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to engage in or play the game of baseball, or any other game of ball, or be engaged in throwing or catching a hall in or on the streets or alleys, or any other public place in said City, Any person violating this Ordinance, upon conviction shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No, 1. of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 32. No person or persons shall engage in the sale of domestic wine within the territorial limits of said City without first obtaining a license from said City therefor, which shall be granted on condition that the person or persons applying for said license pay over to the Treasurer of said City, annually, tin* sum of One Thousand Dollars, Cash; the same to be paid before the license is issued. Any person or per sons who may engage m the sale of domestic wine within the limits afore said, without first paying said tax and obtaining said license, shali, upon con viction, he punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. I of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 33. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to engage in riding a bi cycle upon the sidewalks of said City, except at times when necessary, and then very slowly. Any person violat ing this ordinance shall tie deemed an offender, and upon conviction thereof shall he punished as prescribed in Or dinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 34. Any person or persons who shall dis charge any fire works at or upon any public or private building iji said City shall be deemed an offender, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. 1 of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 35. Any person or persons keeping for sale or engaging in the sale of cigar ettes, or cigaratte paper, other than “medicated cigarettes,” in the City of Lawrenceville, shall he required to pay into the City Treasury an annual tax of $50.00, the same to be paid semi-an nually in advance. Any one found guilty of violating this ordinance shall be punished as prescribed in Ordinance No. I of these By-Laws. Ordinance No. 36. All ordinances heretofore adopted by this Council, or any former Council of said City, are hereby repealed, and these Ordinances will go into effect immediately upon their publication. By order of tlie City Council of Lawrenceville, this January 24, 1899. OSCAR BROWN, Mayor. J. A. AMBROSE, Clerk. THE EVERETT OONCEBT GRAND. “In the entire history of piano ma king in America few instruments have compelled more critical praise from the trade press and expert musical au thorities than the new scale Everett concert grand piano. It has been just ly said that this instrument marks an epoch in grand piano development. A thoroughly impartial investigation of its merits reveals a voliimn and quality of tone, a most delicious touch and a thoroughness of manufacture that shows that no money,has been spaced to make a perfect instrument architec turally, as well as musically. For all purposes of interpretation, the Everett grand possesses the essential elements demanded by the world’s few great virtuosi. “It, is safe to assert that when this in strument is brought more prominently into public notice, as it will be in due time, it will create a virtual sensation. In these days when commercialism dominates the artistic as well as the everyday world, it is gratifying to all in sympathy with the artistic phases of tlie piano business to note the con sistent policy of the Everett Co. in con stant)’ improving their instruments, and completely remodeling their man ufactories and placing them In charge of experts for the purposes of artistic piano production of the highest order. “It is no easy task to make progress even with such creditable and com mendable objects in view, for it is la boring for the future, so to speak, in stead of today. But for a firm like the Everett Co., who understand that suc cess is simply doing one thing well, the way is clear, the end sure. ‘Blow by blow, through earth and rock, they will toil till a final stroke shall break through to the crumbling quartz and lay bare the yellow ore of realization.’ Thus will success be won.” Tho above criticism of the Ev erett piano ami the Everett Facto ries is taken from the Musical Trade Review published in New York tinder date of December 17, 1898. Our New Everett piano in upright, adapted for all classes of work has not been surpassed by the magnificent grand o? which the Editor writes. These instruments are now offered by the very best dealers in the sonth at prices which in many cases are very little in ex cess of the cheap commercial pi anos of which the country is now well supplied. Investigation costs but little, comparisons are very beneficial. Write us and we will tell you where you can purchase the Everett piano from your near est Dealer and at the smallest price at which thr< very highest grade goods made can be sold. The John Church Co., Cincinnati, New York, Chicago,99 Peachtree St,, Atlanta, Ga. THE RAVAGES OF GRIP. That modern scourge, the Grip, poisons the air with its fatal germs, so that no home is safe from its ravages, but multitudes have found sure protection against this dangerous malady in Dr. King’s New Discovery. When you feel a soreness in your bones and muscles, have chills and fever, with sore throat, pain in the back of the head, catarrhal symptoms and a stubborn cough you may know you have the Grip, and that you need l)r. King’s New Discov erey. It will promptly cure the worst cough, heal the inflamed membranes, kill the disease germs and prevent the dreaded after ef fects of the maladay. Price 50 cts and SI.OO. Money back if not cured. A trial bottle free at A. M. Winn & Son Drug Store. The Nicaraguan Canal. The United States senate has set the seal of its approval on the Nicaraguan canal project. It has authorized the United States government to subscribe for one hundred million dollars worth of stock in the company that is building the canal. It remains to be seeh what the house of repre sentatives will do now. If the bill passes that holy and goes to the president it will receive his signa ture and become a law. With thisgovernment backing the move ment to such an amount, there is no doubt but that tho canal will be built, and that it will be of great benefit to this country ad mits of no debate.—Athens Ban ner. Parsnip Complexion. It does not require an expert to detect the suffierer from kidney trouble. The hollow checks, the sunken eyes, the dark puffy circles under the eyes, the sallow parsnip-colored complexion indicates it. A physician would ask if you had rheu matism, a dull pain or ache in the back or over the hips, stomach trouble, desire to urniate often, or a burning or scalding in passing it; if after passing there is an un satisfied feeling as if it must be at once repeated,or if the urine has a brick dust deposit or strong odor. When these symptons are present, no time should be lost in removing the cause. Delay may lead to gravel, cattarh of the bladder, infiammatfon, causing stoppage, and sometimes requiring the drawing of the urine with instruments, or may rnn into Bright’s Disease, the most dangerous stage oi kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root the great discovery of the eminent kidney and blad der specialist, is a positive remedy for such disease. Its reputation is world-wide and it is so easy to get at any drug store that no one need suffer any length oi time for what of it. However, if you prefer to first test its wonderful merits mention The Lawrem e ville News-Herald and write to Dr- Kil mer & (Jo. Binghomton, N. Y. for a sample bottle and book telling all about it, both sent absolutely free by mail. ALL OVER GEORGIA. ITEMS FROM OUR STATE EXCHANGES Cartersville is confident that she will soon have a flouring mill. It only costs eighteen months in the chain gang to sell liquor on the Sabbath in Atlanta. R. B. Morris.on, one of Rome’s prominent business men, has been adjudged insane. Tho indigent pension money paid to Hall county *o SII,BOO. Athens received last year 96,000 bales of cotton and expects to reach 90,000 mark this year. Dublin Courier: The farmer who up to this time has sewn no oats should do so at once. Rome wants to own the plant that generates her electricity, be lieving money could be saved by municipal control. Rome Tribune: For some able- Georgian a job as one of tIA :c --nraguau canal commissioners would not be bad. The only safety of the \xeorgia funner, remarks an exchange, is to raise stuff that a dog can’t eat and a darkey won’t steal. A new postoffice has been estab lished at Sinclair, in Colquit coun ty, on the S. M. and G. D. Sin clair was appointed postmaster. Mr. Green Fitzgerald, one of the most prominent and progres sive farmers of Houston county died at his homo, about two miles west of Elko, last Thursday morn ing. Distilling and whiskey drinking are proving a terror to the citizens in the eastern part of Cobb coun ty, and some half dozen citizons have handed together to break it up, and to secure good order in that neighborhood. Oconee Enterprise: Hart coun ty has purchased two steel Cham pion road machines for use on her public roads. Would it not he a good idea for Oconee to take gome step looking to the betterment of our miserable roads ? Blakely Roporter: Commission er Stevens shows his practical wis dom in advising farmers never to go to town with an empty wagon. Like Farmer Jim Odom, all real, industrious, wide-awake farmers will always have «omethiugto sell. Dublin Dispatch : Georgia is one of only about five states in the Union that have annual sessions of the legislature. The rest have bi ennial sessions. A great saving of money and less useless legislation could be had if our law-makers would meet not quite so often. John W. Taylor, the civil engin eer who prosecuted Earnest W. Cooke of New York for conspiracy and larceny, and 8. Fahs Smith of York, Pa., for conspiracy, in Judge Bloodworth’s court in At lant last week, was indicted by the grand jury of Fulton county Monday on the charge of perjury. Oglethorpe Echo: Commission er Stevens’ advice to farmers to never go to town with empty wag ons is good, hut he should have added something about not going home with empty pockets. No matter how much or what is sold, if more is bought than sold the same disaster follows. Blakely Reporter: We learn that W. Wood Ingram has grown tired of city life, given up his job as a machine operator on the Tel egraph and has located on a farm and will till the soil in the lower part of this c< unty. Here’s hoping that the blackberry crop will be an abundant one and in easy reach of our good friend. Mr. Jake Meukoj the well known drummer, who hails from Georgia, but represents a New York house, is getting a good deal of advertis ing out of the suicide of his cous in, Joseph Menko, at Mobile. Many of his friends thought at first it was him, and some of them expressed surprise when he turned up smiling after they bad read, as they earnestly thought, of his death. The prison commissioners have located the three buildings which are to be erected by the state on the prison farm at Milledgeville. Gen. C. A. Evans, a momber of the commission, says the commis sioners are very much pleased with the prison site and they have decided, after having made a per sonal investigation, that the prop erty is well situated aud is just what was wauted by the state. News-Herald !"'• Journal, wS'lvJ Only $1.25. VOL. VI.—NO 14 No additional cut will be made in the salaries of the teachers in the public schools of Atlanta. This conclusion has been reached by Judge .1. G. Bloodworth, chair man of the finance committee of the Board of Education, after he received assurance from the May or and soverel members of the finance committee of Council that the SI,OOO asked for would be giv en before the end of the year. Dublin Dispatch: The pitiful sum of only $5,000 was appropria ted by Congress the other day for the improvement of the Oconee river, while the Oomulgee got about $150,000. The Oconee is as good as the Ocmulgee tin any re spect; aud it is strange that strong efforts are not made to secure a good appropriation. Five thou sand dollars is not over enough to pull five snags out of the Oconee. Oglethorpe Echo: Now it is given out that the last cotton crop is fulling considerably short of that 11,000,000 hale estimate and prices are going up in conse quence. That’s a bait that has been used enough in the past to be too well known to the farmers to fool them; yet we doubt not many will swallow it and be caught on the hook of ruinously low prices again next year. Washington Chronicle: Our town and county for the past few months have been having their first experience of prohibition of the liquor traffic, and generally speaking the new law is working well, and nearly everybody is well pleased with its op.iration. There is very little if any liquor sold, and a drunken man is rarely seen. Of course, some liquor is shipped in here for private use, but not a great deal. United States Deputy Marshal Galloway, Mr. Clarence Galloway and Mr. Heck Davis oaptured a fifty-gallon still on a farm near Chattahochee river, not far from Marietta, last Thursday. There were about 500 gallons of beer. R. L. Barber came up while they were there and was arrested. He confessed that he was running the still. He lives in Atlanta. He was bound over by Commissioner Lester, and was placed in Atlanta jail. Palmetto was visited by a very disastrous fire Monday morning. The hotel owned by C. B. Mosely and F. H. Steed, and occupied by Mrs. Sal lie Abrahams, is a total loss, together with all that Mrs. Abrahams had in it. No insur ance. The store occupied by F. W. Hudson and owned by Moseley it Steed, is a total loss, without insurance. Hudson’s stock of goods was saved by removal Sev eral other stores aud houses were badly damaged. Dawson News: More corn will perhaps be planted in Terrell this year than ever before in the county’s history, and more hogs and cattle will be raised. The farmers generally seem to be turn ing their attention to home sup plies as a means of retrieving their losses under the all-cotton plan. The farmer who raises his hog, hominy, hay and sweetening at home can stand a seige of hard times better than those engaged in any other occupation under the sun. On the first Monday in January, 1899, Arthur King, colored, was killed near Henderson. John King, brother of deceased, was charged with the crime and arrested. In County Court at Perry last Mon day the commitment trial was held. The evidence convinced Judge Riley that the offense com mitted was iuvolnntary manslaugh ter, and the prisoner was placed under bond of S2OO to appear be fore the grand jury of the next April term of Houston Superior court. Another Emanuel county moon shiner has been taken in tow by Deputy Collector Davis and United States Marshal Whitley. The par ty who has been making moon shine is L. Clemens, a whit 6 man, who was arrested Tuesday. He was given a hearing before Commissio ner Calvin, and placed under a bond ot S2OO. One witness said that Clemens had put some sour peach -1 es iu a kettle and told him to “lis ten for the music, when the boil* ■ ing commenced.” He listened, ; heared the music and saw the steam coming out.