I 12 2s^on.tla.s—sl.2s.
i-i r—.-i i—CT 73 0m) 05 Gird sfvi GTrO CTrO Gi ttn) Cif3 Dp
,»r,*;SsJ!“s‘™w.. J Consolidated ta. 1,1898.
Katablluhed In 1893. )
We will not write the Declaration of Inde
pendence, but will use what space we have in
giving the people of G winnett and surrounding
LOWEST PRICES SOUTH OF BALTIMORE!
We will sell you until further notice the
following goods at prices named below:
Men’s Fast Black Half-Hose, 10c kind at 2£c a pair.
Ladies’ Mixed Grey and Black Hose, 12£c kind, at 5c pair.
Heavy AAA Sheeting, 5c kind, 4c yard.
ACA Bed Ticking, the best made, at 10c yard.
The Best Appalachee Dress Checks at 84c yard.
5 doz. 18x30 Huck Towels to close at BJc each.
5 doz. Men’s Heavy Suspenders to close at 9c a pair.
5 doz. Club Ties to close at 4c each.
25 doz. Men’s Heavy 64x64 mixed grey and brown Half-Hose 5c pair.
Good Dres3 Prints at B|c a yard.
4500 yds Best Calicoes, including Simpson’s, Games’, etc., at 4.)c yd.
A few pieces Hamilton Robes to close at 6c a yard.
A few pieces Manilla Organdies to close at 24c a yard.
A few pieces Richland Ginghams, good quality, at 4c a yard.
To every customer trading 5c we give a good Pipe free
80 best Slate Pencils for sc.
All the best Dress Linings in Cambric at 4c a yard.
5 pieces White Table Linen, 50c kind, at 25c a yard.
5 pieces Blue and Red Table Linen, 50c kind, at 24c a yard.
10 dozen Ladies’ Hemstitched Handkerchiefs at lc each.
5 pieces Etonant Dress Goods, 10c kind, at 5c a yard.
5 pieces only Fast Black Satteen, color guaranteed, at 6sc a yard.
15 pieces best M. C. Cashmere at 22c a yard.
10 pieces T. C. and F. S. Cashmere, 25c quality, at 16c a yard
10 pieces plain White Lawn, best made, at 6, 64, 7, 74 and 84c a yard.
Aluminum Thimbles, 10c kind, at lc each.
Only 1 doz, Bailey Powder, to close at 4-J-c a box.
8 doz. Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, 10c kind, at 24c each.
Ladies Black Cashmere Gloves, 20c kind, at 18c a pair.
25 doz. best Dress Pins at 11c per dozen papers.
And everything in the Dry Goods and No
tions line at prices never before heard of in
We have the best selected stock in Law
renceville, and will save you from 20 to 30
per cent, on them.
See our Men's High Cut Plow
Shoes at 92c per pair.
Granulated Sugar 18 pounds for SI.OO
Good Brown Sugar 22 pounds for “
N. O. Crawley Brown Sugar 20 pounds “
Best Green Coffee 11 pounds for “
Cheap “ “ 14 to 16 pounds for “
Arbuckles Roasted Coffee, 11c a pound.
Lion Roasted Coffee 10c a pound.
Soda, at 2c per pound.
Nectarine Tobacco, others get 40c, our
price, 25c per pound.
Mansfield’s Magic Food for Stock, 19c pck.
Pure Wheat Bran, 70c per sack.
Cotton Seed Meal, and everything in the gro
cery line always on hand, cheaper than can
be bought elsewhere.
We have a job lot of Hats at your own price.
We have a lot of Clothing reduced to actual
We keep Worsted, Calico and Percal
bundles all the time.
Men’s Jeans Pants at 40c a pair.
We have the best Corset ever offered in
Lawrenceville at 40c each.
Big line of Hardware; anything you want.
We have bought the largest and best se
lected line of Summer Dress Goods ever
shown in Lawrenceville. In Lawns, Ducks,
Percals, Bucadines, Dimities, Fantaisie, Or
gandies, Peque, Manila Cords, etc., and a
full line of woolen dress goods that we will
sell cheaper than other merchants can buy
We bought everything for Spot Cash and got the prices
almost cut in half. It has been said that we would break
in less than 12 months, but don’t let that keep you from
coming to see us; everything in our house is paid for, and
we have a fair bank account left. We are going to wake
the other merchants up for a little while, and sell goods to
our customers cheaper than other, merchants can buy them.
We have 150 bbls. of Flour that we will sell you
for 30c per barrel cheaper than you can buy it in Atlanta.
Bring us your country produce,
It will pay countiy merchants to see us—we will save
you money. Very respectfully,
n. O. Ewing & Q. L. Webb,
Managersfor Mrs. Webb’s Cash Store.
At the Webb & McGee old stand.
Lawrenceville, Georgia, U. 5. A.
We, the Grand Jury, chosen for
the March term of Gwinnett Su
perior Court, 1899, submit the fol
[ lowing General Presentments, to
Through our committees we
have examined the books and rec
ords of the county officers, and
find them neatly, and in our judg
ment correctly kept. We find
the dockets of the Justices of the
Peace throughout the county well j
We hereto attach the reports of
the several county officers, marked
A„ 8., C. aud D. Treasurer’s re
port marked “A.” County Com
missioners’ report marked “B.”
Tax Collector’s report marked “C,”
County School Commissioner's re
port marked “D.” Supplementa-I
ry report marked l ‘E.”
Through committees we have ex
amined the public buildings care
j fully. We find that there are some
| glass broken out of the cell-room
at the jail that let in too much
cold air, and re jommend they be j
replaced at once. We also find
that the water supply at the jail is ,
insufficient to keep the sewerage;
washed out, which is very impor
tant, and call attention to the
proper authorities to see that the
sewer pipe where it empties out be
opened and kept so, and recom
mend that a good wind mill be put
there at once by proper authori
ties sufficient to keep the sewer
properly washed out.
We also find that the court house
roof is in a very bad condition,and
j recommend that the roof be re
paired at once, before the house is
further damaged. We recommend
that a grate be put in the Solicit
or General’s office, as it is very
much needed. Also one of the
mantles in the court-room needs
repairing, aud should be attended
to. The consultation room is in
bad condition, and should be
We recommend that the County
Commissioners appropriate $75.00
to build a court house in Cains
We through committees have
visited the pauper farm. W. B.
Haslett. and wife, who are in
charge, seem to have discharged
their duty faithfully in all things
pertaining to the wants and needs
of those unfortunate persons in
their charge. There are twelve in
mates in all—three males and ni: e
females. The buildings are in
good shape and well arranged for
the comfort of the inmates. The
farm seems cared for aud averages
with other farms in that section.
We also call attention of the
proper authorities to the roads
throughout the county as being in
a very bad condition, but as there
has been so much rain and bad
weather through the past winter
we cannot attribute any blame to
those in charge of the roads, but
recommend that they be put in
good condition as soon as prudent
to do so.
Vacancies having been reported
to us ou the Board of Education
by the resignation of H. L. Shad
burn, we recommend that T. C.
Shadbtirn take his place on the
Vacancies also having been re
ported to us in the Notaries Pub
lic offices of the 478, 1295, 1897,
408. and 1268 militia districts, we
recommend that for the 478th dis
trict Robert Ethridge succeed him
self. For the 1295th district, John
R. Wilson to succeed W. C. Wil
liams. For the 408th district, G.
W. Pharr to succeed J. A. Hannah.
For the 1397th district, C C. Pool
to succeed himself. For the 1268 rd
district, Hiram Mathis to succeed
A. H. Spence.
We recommend that our bailiff,
A. S. Sudderth, be paid $2.00 per
day for hie services in waiting on
this, our body.
We recommend that • Col. J. A.
Perry be paid $5.00 for taking evi
dence at preliminary hearing in
case of the State vs. Emitt King.
We tender to His Honor Judge
Russell our earnest and warmest
thanks for the courtesy shown this
body, aud are pleased to say that
we are very much pleased with the
speedy and intelligent manner in
which he dispatches the business
of the court, and the good and
quiet order he maintains in the
court-room, which we very hearti
We also tender our thanks to
Solicitor-General, C. H. Brand for
his courtesy shown our body, and
his untiring energy in the prosecu
tion of crime, and believe him to
be one of the best prosecuting of-
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1899.
ficers in the state, and feel proud
j of him as our county man.
We recommend that these Gen
eral Presentments be published in
the Lawrenceville News-Herald.
Gwinnett Superior Court, March term, 1809.
To the Foreman and Gentlemen of the Grand
Jury: I herewith submit the following as my
my report, to-wit:
To bal.on hand Bept. term 1898, $ 8511.88
Amount received since last report 1164&68
Paid out on proper vouchers $5973.70
Com. on ree. SIOOO.OO at 2V4 250.00
** “ “ 16422)8 at l l * 20.52
“ on paying 4861.10 at 2 l i 121.29
Making report to Grand Jury. 1.00
Balance on hand March. 8,1899 $ 8773.94
Received’si ace la9t report 17.42
All of which ig respectfully submitted.
C. 1). Jacoih, County Treasurer.
To the Foreman, and the Gentlemen compos
ing the Grand Jury, March term, 1899,Gwinnett
I submit herewith my report showing amount
of orders drawn an the County Treasurer for
the six months from September Ist to March Ist,
For General County Purposes $2524.44
For Bridges 222.18
For Paupers Inside Poor House 160.49
For Paupers Outside Poor House 570.40
For Keeper’s Salary Six Months .... 1122)0
For Physician’s Salary Six Months 40.00 j
All of which is respectfully submitted.
J. P. Bybp, Cl’k. B’rl. Co. Corn’s.
To the Foaeman and Gentlemen of the Grand 1
I Jury, March term, 1891*:
The undersigned Tax Collector of Gwinnett j
| county would respectfully ten lerthe following
as bis statement of collections and payments of
| State and County taxes for the year 1898:
FOR STATE EXHIBIT.
! Chargeable on Digest $2955277.00
Slate’s tax rate 6-21-100 18862.27
Professional tax 4202)0
Poll tax on Digest 8818.00
! Poll tax not on Digest 304.n0
j General tax not ou Digest 299.68
1 Special tax on show „ «0.00
j Amount chargeable. $ 232182*5
Receiver’s Commission $ 500.27
| Collector’s Commission 518.65
Insolvent General Tax 617.88
! Insolvent Poll Tax 173.59
Em>rs on Digest, gen’l tax 69 28
| Errors on Digest, poll tax .. 14,00
i Paid Treasurer of Georgia. 21429.18
FOR COUNTY BXHIBIT.
Chargeable on Digest $2955277.00
Tax rate 3-39-100 10018219
Col. not on digest (including HR tax) 2961.45’
By Insolvent List $ 202.78
Errors on Digest 82,35
Relieved by Co. Com 5.83
Collector’s Commission 334.93
Receiver’s Commission 143.90
Paid County Treasurer 11660.00
All of which is respectfully submitted.
C. A. Fleming, Tax Collector.
Lawrenceville, Ga., March 14,
In conformity to the law re
quiring the County School Com
missioner to make an annual re
port concerning the public schools
of the previous year, I desire to
submit the following: The Board
of Education organized 104 schools
in this county, 82 for white chil
dren and 22 for colored; and chil
dren from this county entered 16
schools in bordering counties, ma
king 120 schools. 5.774 white chil
dren entered these schools, and
1,069 colored, making a total of
6,848 in school, and leaving out
about 600 children of scholastic
age, who failed to avail themselves
of the_ privilege offered them by
our public school system. The to
tal number of days made by chil
dren in this county is 417,078.
This number should be increased
to at least 740,000 days, if we ex
pect to educate the boys and girls
of this county. I am confident
our people are too negligent con
cerning this great work of edu
cating the children. We may
write of education in our news-pa
pers and give it a boom there, but
where the work must be done is in
the school room. The teacher
must be wide awake and full of
respect and love for his work, with
an active Lrain, showing the child
that he has an interest in its be
ing useful, and laying the founda
tion of its education that the pu
pil may be delighted with it, even
Received from Htate $18682.48
Paid on proper vouchers slßßßo.ol*
Balanceoii hand Mch 14. ’09... 248.30
W. T. Tannkk, C.S.C.
The the Honorable Foreman
and Gentlemen of the Grand Jury
March term, 1899:
I would beg leave to offer as a
supplementary report for March
16, 1899, the amount of taxes col
lected since report of Marsh 6,
1899, to the above body:
Collected on Insolvent list, $288.88
There are something like a hun
dred or a hundred and fifty dol
lars collected and uuder levy and
advertised to be sold yet in bauds
of the Constables that haven’t
made final settlement.
C. A. Fleming, T. C.
Gwinnett Superior Court, March
It is ordered that these General
Presentments be entered upon the
minutes of the court and be pub
lished as recommended.
C. H. Bkand, Sol. Gen.
By order of the Court.
R. B. Russkli., Judge.
A true extract from the minutes
of Gwinnett Superior Court, March |
D.T. Cain, Clerk.
After Big Trusts.
The fight which Attorney Gen
eral Monnett of Ohio is making
against the standard oil trust and
the sugar trust is beginning to at
tract the attention of the whole
country. The fight oil the Stan
dard Oil trust has been in progress
for several months, and for a time
it was uncertain whether he or the
trust would win, but now it looks
as if he would bring the trust to
terms. It may be, however, that
the conclusion of the fight will be
staved off until the end of Mr.
Monnott’s term of office. There
appears to be some ground for j
saying that the purpose of the
trust is to delay proceedings with
the hope that he will be out of of
fice before a conclusion of the le
gal battle, which he is now waging
against it, will be reached. A sto
ry was published a few days ago
to the effect that he had been of
fered $400,000 if he would let the
pending case drag along until the
end of his term. How much truth
there is in this story is not known.
It is alleged that Mr. Monnett in
tends to bring the fact, that he
was offered a big bribe, to the at
tention of the Supreme Court of
the state. If he does that it will
be ample proof that the great
trust is alarmed and sought to
avoid the consequence of its al
leged illegal acts by means which
will not stand the light of day.
The fight ou the sugar trust
promises to be no less sensational
than the Sandard Oil. It seems
that under a law of Ohio foreign
corporations doing business in
that state must file with the Sec
retary of State a sworn statement
of the amount of business it does
in the state. It is alleged that
the sugar trust has refused to make
this statement, and has according
ly subjected itself to a heavy fine
that proceedings have been be
gun against that trust. The
amount sued for is $56,000. The
statement will show the amount
of business done by the trust in
Ohio and its method of doing bus
iness, and it is to these disclosures
it is supposed that the trust ob
Attorney General Monnett is
about the only public officer who
appears to have made headway in
fighting trusts. On that account
he is getting to be very generally
known throughout the country.
The law forbidding trusts, how
ever, seems to be practically a
dead letter. It looks as if the
business enterprises of the whole
country were being organized into
trusts of one kind and another.
There is hardly a day but that the
announcement of the formation of
a great trust is made in the news
papers. The movement towards
trusts is so powerful that it looks
as if it would be impossible to ar
rest it. One thing is certain, aud,
that is, that before trnsts are
crushed out there will have to be
more vigorous legislation than
there has yet been or else there
will have to be prosecuting officers
who are more aggressive than
those we have at present. —Savan-
Bob Means, a young farmer of
Greenville, Kan , has found a rem
edy for hard time's which is worthy
of the attention of those of his
neighbors who may be always in
clined to howl calamity. Bob has
what he calls a farmers’ alliance
corn patch. When the alliance
was organized he set off a ten-acre
field and vowed that he would nev
er work it except at such times as
his neighbors, members of the al
liance, were off at political meet
ings discussing what should be
done to save the country from go
ing to the dogs. He says that he
was compelled to abandon the
scheme, as ten acres were not
enough, and he found that he was
working his corn to death. —Ath-
Pitts’ Carminative aids diges
tion. regulates tho bowels, cures
Cholera Infantum, Cholera Mor
bus, Dysentery, Pains, Griping,
Flatulent Colic, Uunatural Drains
from the Bowels, and all diseases
incident to teething children. For
all summer complaints it is a spe
cific. Perfectly harmless and free
from injurious drugs and chemi
The sentiment in favor of an
nexation is becoming stronger in
I Cuba. The men who have some
thing at stake are becoming sat
isfied, if they are not already, that
the Cuban people are not yet pre
pared for self government. What
they want is a stable government
and that they cannot have for a
long time if the Cubans are put
in control of the island—at least,
that is the opinion they hold.
What they would like is annexa
tion, with a state government like
the government which each’ of the
states in the American uniou has.
And they have au eye also to the
commercial advantages which an
nexation would give them. If
Cuba becomes an independent
state the United States will not
be an open market for her sugar.
She will have to pay a duty on
it before she can sell it in the Uni
ted States. In that respect she
will be at a a great disadvantage
with Hawaii and I’orto Rico. And
it will cost her a great deal more
to maintain an independent gov
ernment than L would a state
government, and the independent
government will not be nearly so
stable as a state government would
provided of course Cuba were a
state in our union.
It would be to Cuba’s advantage
from every point of view to become
a state in our union. The Ameri
can people would be the losers to a
certain extent, because tho reve
nue from Cuba would not be as
great ap the amount that would be
collected on imports from Cuba at
our custom houses, if Cuba should
remain independent. It is doubt
ful, however, if the majority of
the Cuban people can be made to
see that it would be to their ad
vantage to become a state in our
union. They have got their minds
set on independence, and nothing
will satisfy them but an independ
ent government. Of the burdens
of Buch a government they know
nothing, aud, judging from the
kind of men who will be at the
head of affaire, the burden will in
crease very rapidly.
Tho time will come, however,
when the conservative sentiment
will get the upper hand in the is
land, and then annexation will
come, but by that time the debt
will be so large that the people
will have a hard time to pay the
interest oil it. It is a pity that
the business men and property
owners of Cuba have not power to
settle the question whether she
shall have an independent govern
ment or be annexed to tho United
The most curious of timekeep
ers in the world, perhaps, are those
used by some south sea islanders.
Taking the kernels of the nut of
the candle tree, they wash and
string them on the rib of a palm
leaf. This is placed in an upright
position and the upper kernel
lighted. As the kernels are of
the same substance and size, each
burns for a certain time, setting
fire then to the kernel below. To
mark divisions of time the natives
tie bits of bark cloth around the
string at regular intervals.
The American Indian reckons
time by days, by sleeps, by moons
and by winters. Hours and min
utes must take care of themselves,
as he has no means of indicating
their passage, except in a very
general way. Wien ue desires to
indicate a shorter period than a
day, he points to the heavens, and
measuring off a space says, “It
was as long as it would take the
sun to go from there to there.”
A day is from daylight to dark
ness; “sleep,” or night, from dark
to daylight. He has no name for
any day. nor has he any subdivis
ion of time corresponding to our
week. A moon commences with
the first streak of the crescent in
the west aud lasts until the next
one appears, but the days of the
moon are neither numbered nor
named. “Prom winter to winter”
is the nearest approach he has
he has to our term. The year
commences with the first fall of
snow. An Indian will tell you he
is so many winters old, but having
no months or days he never has a
Ray’s Immune Kegimtut is ex
pected to arrive in Macon soon,
where they will be mustered out of
the service. The regiment has been
in Cuba since last August.
Henry lioff is now under arrest
at Calhoun for disposing of some
funds belonging to the fire com
pany of that place. He is out on
bond and his friends hope to clear
The Xcit Extravagant Oongren in Bietory.
The fifty-fifth saw the “billion
dollar” congress and went several
better. Its appropriatons foot up
I $1,666,980,016. This is a record
breaker sure enough. It is esti
mated that there will be a deficit!
of $100,000,000 at the end of the
year. And another bond issue
may follow. Mr. Dockery, of Mis
souri, the ranking democratic
member of the house appropria
tions committee, makes the fol
“This congress easily surpasses
all its predecessors in the stupen
dous aggregation of its appropria
tions. ' It was thought that the
fifty-first congress, commonly
known as the “billion dollar con
gress,” had in part of extrava
gance of appropriations, touched
a limit which would not be reached,
or at least surpassed, by any of its
“This congress, however, has far
exceeded the appalling total of
appropriations then made and it
will be remembered that the “bill
ion dollar congress” was followed
by overwhelming disaster to the
republican party at the ensuing
“Confronted with a war with
Spain, requiring the imposition of
additional taxation, it is obvious
that rigid economy should have
been applied in all other direc
tions to the expenditure of public
money. The people are willing
to meet all the demands upon the
national treasury made necessary
by the Spanish war, but it is fair
to presume that they expected
their representatives, in viow of
the cheerful disposition manifes
ted, to meet these added burdens,
to limit the appropriations to the
necessities of a wise and economi
cal administration. These expec
tations have not been realized.”
Dr. W. L, Brooks, of Lexington,
Qa., has a wonderful freak in the
way tree growth. It seems that
two postoaks grew side by side and
a limb from one grew into the oth
er or two limbs, one from each,
grew together, making a connect
ing link about eighteen inches
long between the two trees. So
smoothly has the bark grown over
where the uniou took place that
it cannot be told whether there
are one or two limbs or from
which tree the limb, if one, sprang.
The trees are about six inches in
diameter. It is certainly a very
Cauada has not yet either for
gotton or forgiven that it was Kip
ling who fastened upon her the
name of “The Lady of the Snowß.”
The Ottawa Citizen expresses the
lingering resentment of this phrase
by remarking: “We wouldn’t like
to say that it was a case of poetic
justice, but here Rudyard Kipling,
the gentleman who wrote “The La
dy of the Snows,” comes over to
New York, lands in the midst of a
’steen-below-zero blizzard, and is
laid up with what Mr. Dooley
would call pee-neumonia. If he
had carried out his original inten
tion and wintered up here in the
banana belt of this fair dominion,
all might have been well.”
Misß Jennie Hancock, a nurse, of
2111 Belmore street, Philadelphia,
has received a letter from Berlin,
Germany, stating that George
Richtman, a lawyer, who for a
short time lived in Philadelphia,
recently died there and bequeathed
to her S92,(XX). Miss Hancock,
who is 20 years old, says Richtman
fell in love with her some time ago
and offered to marry her, but she
rejected him because she did not
love him, as he was above her sta
A bill has been introduced in
the Massachusetts Legislature to
provide a penalty for wagon dri
vers who trespass on bicycle paths.
The measure was drafted because
of the fact that Bostou built a
path for wheelmen on Massachu
setts avenue, aud before the bicy
cles had a chance to use it the
track was ruined by teamsters.
The late Elder Crawford Tucker,
of Colquitt county, Georgia, was
the father of thirty-one children,
seven by his first, eleven by his
second and thirteen by his third
wife. Of this number, seventeen
were boys and fourteen girls. His
direct descendants now number
At Cape Grisuez, on the French
coast of the British channel, a
new lighthouse has been erected.
The light is of 1,600,000 candle
power in thick weather, and can
be seen 48 miles off on a clear
night. It sends five successful
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Err Journal, „S' LV , j
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VOL. VI.—NO 22
There aro ‘450 employes to every
100 miles of railroad in the United
Admiral Schley and General
Otis are both natives of Frederick,
It is stated that they are still
picking last year’s cotton crop in
The Columbia State says tnat
“tho white man’s burden" is
smeared with more blood.
Wall street is said to be paying
something like $1,000,000 a month
for war revenue stamps.
Crows are being put to new use
in New Jersey. They are being
caught and sold to trap shooters.
The interests in' the success of
the State fair to be held in Atlan
this fall is increasing steadily.
Georgia lost a brilliant aud sue
enssful lawyer when Hon. John T.
Glenn passed away at his home in
The woes of the United States
are just beginning. Even Porto
Rico, the peaceful, is now fixing
for a revolt.
Since Admiral Dewey has de
clined to run for president, Henry
Watterson has another guess, says
It develops that the Cuban ar
my contains as many privates as
officers. The Birmingham News
thinks that this beats Keutucky.
“The name of Wheeler will live
and be revered,” observes the
Brunswick Times, “when that of
Bailey and Reed will have perished
There was more land plowed
over in Morgan county last week,
according to the Madison Adver
tiser, than has been known in
years in the Hame length of time.
Gen. Gomez did not fight thirty
years for money, and because he
would not become a mercenary
and bleed the United States the
patriotic (?) Cubans depose him.
Last year the farmers of Geor
gia used 400,000 tons of fertilizers
for which the paid upwards of $7,-
000,000 or about one forth as much
as they received for their cotton
The Texas senate upheld Mr.
Bailey in his fight agaiust Joe
Wheeler by a bare majority of 1.
The Macon Telegraph thinks this
was a scanty victory for state
The Macon Telegraph thinks
that it was fortunate fdt Dewey
that Sampson was not somewhere
within eight or ten miles of Manila
bay when the fighting was going
A little eon of Mr. J. R. Lindsey,
of Lawrence county, Georgia,
dropped dead while playing in the
yard. This makes the fifth child
Mr. Lindsey has lost in exactly
the samo manner, three of whom
died within a year.
John W. Holland, of Laurens
county Georgia, met death in a
terrsble manner. He was at first
knocked down by a falling tree,
pinioned to the ground and liter
ally roasted to death by a fire
which his own hands had built.
The county school commissioner
of Forsyth county in his report to
the grand jury says: “The length
of the public school term was fixed
by the State Board of Education
at one hundred aud thirty days.
In order to meet this requirement
and give the children in the coun
try an opportunity to reap the full
benefit of the common school fund
the board of education of this
county allowed the term to be di
vided into three sessions, to be
taught in the month of January,
February, March, July, August,
September, November and Decem
ber. But owing to the continued
wet weather in the fall, the irreg
ularity with which the crops ma
tured, aud the unfavorable condi
tions for gathering the same, but
few of the schools were opened du
ring the months of November and
December, and but few of them
were in session more than five and
one-half months. Ido not believe
that it is practicable to attempt to
keep the schools in the country
more than five months in each year.
The agricultural classes cannot
spare their children out of the
crops for a longer term than this.
It is useless to appropriate money
to give the peopie a thing they
cannot enjoy. ”