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THE GWINNETT HERALD, 1 ... , . ....
THE NEws. Consolidated Jan. 1, 1898.
Kitoblliihed in 1893. J
Here j’ou always find the
same goods tor less mon
ey, or better goods lor
the same money, than
you often find at other
places. » * 9 9 *
Our Dress Goods journey by the “Rapid-Transit” route—as
the old pass away the new ones appear. The change is weekly,
and beauty—combined with dignity—marks this latest collection.
Remember, that Laces and Embroideries, (limited only by the caprice of the
wearer), will weave their sweet enchantments around the “summer girl, and
make more captivating that beauty of vivacity for which she is already world-fa
mous. Then she will smile up at you with a little touch of conceit, for they seem
to know their own worth, which means, “they are true beauties!’
We will be glad to show you the coming styles, even though you have no
thought ot buying; we don’t blame folks for wanting to see what will be “the go
before they buy—we do likewise.
In Hats, Neckwear, Clothing and Underwear we can give better quality, and
no better styles can be found anywhere.
A Hahdful of Money
Can be saved by buy
ing your Shoes from us. We save you from 25c to
One Dollar on every pair of Shoes; or better wear
for the same money —either way means a money
saving to you.
You should take advantage of this store.
Largest Stock, Greatest Variety, All Widths, and
Your Money Back Cheerfully if You Want It!
Will not quote prices, for they cannot be duplicated in the same
article in town.
To get the correct thing and styles, why to the house of style
and bargains you should go.
G. W. & A. F. CAIN.
Lawrenceville, : Georgia.
THE BIC 4.
IROCKMORE AND COOPER’S Blood and
2 HIGH GRADE ACID. Best on the market.
Guaranteed analysis 5 per cent. Potash.
3 “PLANTERS’ SOLUABLE,” a h d ™f Lo “|;
and analyses equal to anything on the market.
jm “BUFFALO BONE,” The Old Reliable.
I guarantee these goods to be “THE BEST.”
Prices, Low as the Lowest.
These goods for sale at Loganville by N. O.
Bennett; at Trip by Jacobs & Williams.
M. L. ROCKMORE,
LAWRENCEVILLE, - - - GEORGIA.
G. W. & A. P. CAIN.
When you visit the store we want to show you
the Pique in different colors and shades. For Lawn
and Linen we can give not only the best bargains
but the prettiest in the city.
Remember, as the sun begins to smile more be
nignantly, and the warm breeze caresse our cheeks
thought turns more intensely toward the lighter
dresses for summer wear. We are in the very fore
front here, and here we propose to remain the whole
Here you never find the
shoddy, slip-shod materi
al—or the old, gone-out
’o-styles —which you of
ten find at other places.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1899.
A Pie* For Education.
Cornelia, Ga., March 29.—Ed
itor News-Heralb: Please pub
lish the following lines on “Im
portance of Education.”
Seeing and feeling the great need
of educating the rising generation
I make an appeal to the parents
of my native home and state to
look well to the interests of the
boys and girls, who are soon to be
come the men and women of our
land and country, and be clothed
with the authority and responsi
bilities of life.
Who of you would think of let
ting your boy or girl leave home
and go out into the world to meet
the battles of life without an ed
Now, I don’t mean that you are
to send them to a college, and
spend auuis of money on them, al
though I woula be glad that every
boy and girl could have a college
education, but the majority of the
people are not able to do this.
Give them the proper training that
you are able to give them, and are
accountable to the Great God if
The Creator has given every
child an intellectual power that
must be trained or left dormant,
and you are responsible to a great
extent for the formation of that
Education does not uecessarial
)y consist of a college course,neith
er is education the mere knowledge
of facts, as most people think it
is. But true education consists
of the right formation of manners,
of character, of habits, and dis
cipline of mind and body, and re
Someone has said that education
was the hand-maid of religion,
which is a good definition for it.
Yet, the thought I want to im
press on your mind is that educa
tion is simply making the man
powerful and Godlike. Education
is a power, and if it is the right
kind it is a Godlike power.
Man is a bundle of habits, and
happy is the man whose habits are
his friends, and how important it
is for you to instill thoughts and
habits in the mind that will be his
friends when he becomes a man.
Teach them the great responsibili
ties that will rest upon them when
they become men.
Of course, they must be taught
the text-books as early as possible.
They must learn to read, write aud
spell, and hare a goneral knowl
edge of these things. But how of
ten we hear men say, “If my boy
could only learn to read and write
and work some in arithmetic, that
is all I want.’’ But, my friend, if
that is all the education your boy
gets he will be left behind. Stat
istics show that our prisons and
penitentiaries are filled up with
the ignorant class of people.
It is high time for you to take
this important matter under con
sideration, Teach them to read
and study and think for them
selves, for he who has learned to
think, will some day be a wise
You could occasionally buy them
a good book to read, and in this
way arouse an interest in them
that will be enjoyed in the home
and will do a great deal of good
at a very small expense.
Now, it is generally claimed that
there is not much use in educating
the girls, for the reason that they
don’t believe in women filling the
public places of life; but I say it
is of more importance to educate
the girls than it is to educate the
boys, for we all know that the fe
male sect control the morals and
the society, and have an influence
that cannot be equaled by any
thing. “She who rocks the cradle
rules the nation.” Whatever
grand truth is implanted in the
mother’s mind takes root in the
next generation, and there sheds
its blooms on the earth. When
you educate your girls your boys
will be educated, and not until
then will they be educated.
Now, kind reader, you know it
is your indispensible duty to look
well to the formation of habits
and morals of your boys and girls,
and when they find that you are
interested in them they will take
an interest in their own welfare,
for that influence that you exert
over the minds of the youths will
follow them to their graves.
Lewis I’, Cross.
The Macon Telegraph is still
urging farmers to plant grain
crops and to quit depending so
much on cotton. In speaking of
this it says that the spring boost
of cotton —the stimulating pro
cess by which the price is advanced
a little about planting time in the
interest of a large crop—is enough
to make not only obserning men
thoughtful, but the brown thrush
The blizzard cut the worm crop
short, aud, besides, old thrasher
must divide the pilfering iu the
fields of Bproutiug corn with the
meadow lark. More cotton means
less corn, hence his tears. But it
may be depended on that he will
get his ration out of whatever
acreage is planted.
There is no particular concern
about the welfare of the thrush,
but we were thinking that what is
left may not meet the needs of
When the harvest comes, and
when cotton is plentiful and cheap,
aud corn scarce and high, it will
be the farmer’s time to be sad.
He may wish that he had thrown
more grain to the soil —not ex
actly to the bird —at the seeding
If seed wheat was scarce, if oats
could not be planted because of
the excessive rains, if there are yet
fields fallow for the planting, sow
corn. It is a great product. It
cannot waste. Mouths and mouths
are constantly open for it. Man
and beast and fowl will yield
money for it.
Sales of Guano is Georgia.
Hon. 0. B. Stevens, commission
er of agriculture, states that the
sales of guano in Georgia this year
cannot possibly amount to more
than 75 per cent of last year’s sales,
and he considers this a rather lib
eral estimate. Commissioner Ste
vens is in a better position than
any man in the state to give an
opinion on this subject, for he re
quires every guano factory to re
port to him every shipment of
guano intended for sale in Georgia;
something, by the way, never be
fore known in the agricultural de
partment of this state. Commis
sioner Stevens makes no predic
tion about the cotton acreage, but
from what he Buys about the sales
of guano it is a foregone conclu
sion that the Georgia crop will be
materially reduced next season.—
Bud White, a prosperous young
farmer living in Dirt Town valley,
about thirty miles from Rome,
Monday night went out behind
the barn and cut his throat from
ear to ear with a razor, almost
severing his head from his body.
White’s mother cut her throat
with the same razor, and since the
glittering steel was forged, some
fifty years.ago, seven persons have
cut their throats with it. The
White family appear to be afflict
ed with a suicidal mania. Bud
White was unmarried, 85 years of
age, and no cause can be ascribed
for his deed.
Judge J. B. Mitchell has suc
ceeded in obtaining a pension of
$8 per month for Mrs. Louisa
Wallace of Pulaski county, for
services rendered by her husband,
the late John H. Wallace, in the
Indian war of 1886. In addition
to this monthly allowance that
she will draw from now on, she
has been granted a back pension
of $625. Mrs. Wallace is a very
aged lady and in needy circum
stances. She is almost totally
blind and a few days ago had the
misfortune to fall and break one
of her arms.
About two-thirds of infidel phil
osophy is merely fool-osophy.
Thi Cannibals of West Afrioa.
Router s Liverpool correspon
dent had an interview with Mr.
P. A. McCann, who has resided
for nineteen years in West Africa.
He recently returned from a pho
tographic expedition in the Gold
Coast Hinterland, extending over
an unbroken period of four years.
Mr. McCann’s seven years’ trad
ing and residence with the canni
bal tribes of the French Gaboon
probably forms the most exciting
part of his experience in Western
Africa. After Sir William Max
well returned to Coomassie from
Bantuku and finished his Hinter
land tour, Mr. McCann, with his
carriers, penetrated country much
of which had hitherto never been
visited by white men.
Iu his seven years’dealings with
the cannibal Mpongwos Mr. Mc-
Cann got friendly with them and
thoroughly studied their habits
aud customs. Thtv quite believed
that the white men ate white men,
as they themselves eat their fel
low-blacks. A big chief offered
Mr. McCann the smoked thigh of
a native. This was considered a
gracious act. To refuse it would
be unfriendly. Mr. McCann was
in a dilemma. But he feigned
illness, and said he was not eating
just then. The chief eventually
put the matter off good luimored
ly by saying he supposed the white
man preferred white man to eat
instead of black man.
The Mpongwe cannibals of the
most profound type thickly in
habit the banks and forest regions
of the Gaboon and Elobey rivers.
Although they kill game for food,
they much prefer human meat to
any other. When questioned
about the practice they speak free
ly about it without any embarass
ment. Human llesh, they Bay,
has a rich flavor about it which is
entirely absent from any other
kind of meut. They eat all ene
mies they kill or capture in war;
the latter are tortured before be
ing put to death. Iu fighting
with an enemy who has pressed
them hard and caused them much
loss, the bodies are eaten very
soon after the capture and when
the heat of war is upon them.
The bodies of enemies killed by
stealth they generally treat dif
ferently, for, not being excited by
bard fighting or losses, they deliv
erate more over the pleasure the
eating will afford them, and go
more leisurely about the prepara
tion of the meat. The flesh hav
ing been cut up is cooked in plan
tain leaves. The method of doing
this is as follows: Several leaves
of the plantain tree are cut at the
base of their shafts from the trunk
of the tree, and the midriff of the
leaf, which is thick and full of
sap, and so prevents from
bending easily, is dexterously
pared down with a single cut of a
knife. The leaf is then held over
a fire, and under the influence of
the heat softens and becomes as
flexible as cloth. All the leaves
are treated like this, and are af
terward put one on lop of another,
and then gathered up so as to
form a basin-like receptacle. A
quantity of human meat, cut into
small pieces, is then placed in
this, some water and dika fat
made from the fatty kernels of
the seeds of the Mangifera Gabon
eusis are added, after which the
leaves are gathered together at the
top and tied round with the
fibrous strips cut from the midriff
when preparing the leaves. The
bundle is then placed over a slow
fire for seven or eight hours, and
the flavor of the meat is thus
cooked according toMpougwe con
noisseurs, surpasses everything in
the world’s bill of fare.
Pitts’ Carminative uids diges
tion. regulates the bowels, cnres
Cholera Infantum, Cholera Mor
bus, Dysentery, Pains, Griping,
Flatulent Colic, Uunatural Drains
from the Bowels, aud all diseases
incident to teething children. For
all summer complaints it is a spe
cific. Perfectly harmless aud free
from injurious drugs aud chemi
Bob Taylor on ‘‘Sweethearts-''
“Do you want ine to tell you
how you may know when a boy
has been hit with one of Cupid’s
arrows ? He begins to shave his
pimpled face, and makes a des
perate effort to sprout a mustache;
he begins to wear collars bigger
than his shirt-, and a necktie like
a morning glory, he hue his trous
ers creased every day, aud his pat
ent leathers polished; he has a
dreamy look, and blushes whether
he will or not; he feels like a cul
prit,and dare not look you straight
in the eyeß, lest you discover bis
secret thoughts: he cannot refrain
from sending boxes of caramels,
and French candies, and fruits in
season. The effect of the amorous
wound is blood poison, producing
temporary insanity, followed by
softening of the brain.
“Did you never see a fair young
girl wed a hog and tenderly pat
him on the jowl, and did you nev
er hear her call him ‘Darling ?’ I
have, and she wasn’t my wife,
either. Did you never read, in
Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Nights’
Dream,’ how the deluded Titania
wove garlands of flowors for the
brow of an ass ? I have seen it
done manv a time in actual life.
“It is common for girls to link
their precious lives with good looks
and good clothes, rather than with
heart and brains.
“The world cannot do without
you girls ; but before it claims you
let me whisper a word in your
ears. Have all the fun you can.
Giggle and laugh as much as you
please. Dance, and skip, and
romp, and hop until your hearts
go ‘flippity flop,’ and the blood
eddies in your cheeks like roses
that bloom in the spring tra la.
Extract every drop of sweetness
out of every passing hour. Sleep
and dream, and dream again. Be
happy now ; for the clouds of sor
row will lower someday, and some
day the troubles of real life will
Ad Old Legend.
There is an old legend of a man
who sold his soul to the devil.
The conditions were: For a
certain number of years this man
was to have all his desires grati
fied by his Satanic majesty, at the
expiration of which time tiis soul
was to be forfeited.
When the time agreed upon had
expired, this man was unwilling to
fulfill his part of the contract, and
asked the devil upon what terms
he could be released. The reply
“If you will curse your God I
will release you.”
“No,” said tho man, “I cunuot
curse the Being whose nature is
love. Give me something less
“Then kill your father,” replied
the devil, “and you go free.”
“No,” answered the man, "that
is too horrible to think of. I will
not do that. No other consid
“One more,” replied the devil,
“you must get drunk.”
“That is very easy thing to do,”
the man answered, “aud I accept
your proposition. I cannot kill
my father, I will not curse my
God, but I can get drunk, and
when in this condition chanced to
meet his father, who upbraded
him, which so excited the
drunken aud half crazed man that
he slew his father, cursed his God,
then fell down dead, and the dev
il had him without fail.
Only a legend this paticular
case. But how true to the facts
regarding the liquor curse. —T. E.
Richey, in Kentucky Star.
Scarcely a year ago the First
Baptist Church of Americus is
sued $6,000 of 6 per cent, bonds,
and with the procees liquidated
the indebtedness of the church.
The semi-annual interest is met
promptly, and the bonds, which
were easily placed at par, now
commaud a handsome premium.
The issue is secured by property
worth $85,000 to $40,000, aud is
considered “gilt-edged” among lo
Journal, w g£i; Y>
VOL. VI-NO 23
Wood, th» Trust Tamer.
When Gen. Wood, late colonel
of the Rough Riders, assumed
charge of Santiago de Cuba, the
conditions of the place were about
as bad as they could be, says the
Fortnightly Review. The city
was Americanized from a sanitary
point of view. Then the question
of food. Meat had gone up to 90
cents a pound, and was scarce at
that. Bread sold for fabulous
prices. Very soon there came a
change; provisions began to come
from the ordinary sources. As the
supply increased, however, there
was no diminution of prices. Gen.
Wood sent for the aldermen rep
resenting the different wards of
the city, and he also summoned
the butchers. When they were as
sembled in his office he arranged
them in two lines, facing one an
other. Then, through an interpre
ter, he asked the butchers:
“How much do you charge for
“Ninety cents a pound,senor.’’
“What does it cost you ?”
There was hesitation and a shuf
fling of feet; then one of the men
said in a whining voice:
“Meat is very, very dear, your
“How much a pound ?’
“Fifteen cents, your excellency;
but we have lost much money dur
ing the war, and—”
“So have your customers. Now
meat will be sold at 25 cents a
pound, and not one cent more, Do
you understand ?”
Then, turning to the aldermen,
he charged them to see that his
order was carried out to the letter,
unless they wanted to be expelled
Thenceforward meat was sold
in the markets at 25 cents. A sim
ilar reduction was made in the
prices of bread, vegetables and all
food products. It was the first
showing of the master hand to the
public, and confidence in the
American methods of administra
tion strengthened rapidly.
A Good Word for Him.
The New York World has had a
great deal of fun with Senator
Hanna, after its own fashion,
both pictorially aud editorially,
but occasionally it says a good
word for him, as witness the fol
lowing from its Washington cor
Senator M. A. Hanna was walk
ing down a corridor of the Arling
ton when a little shabbily dressed
woman, partially veiled, addressed
“Is this Senator Hanna ?”
“Yes, madam. What can I do
for you ?” he replied.
“Well, Mr. Hanna, I-er I want
you to help me get a place in the
census oflice, lam not from your
state —I live in lowa—but I un
derstand you can get anything you
want from Director Merriam. And
Ido wish you would help me. A
word from you would get me a
place, and I have taken the liberty
of asking you to help me. Ido
not like to hold you up in the cor
ridor, but I have been trying for
three days to get a chance to speak
with you. I have a sick husband
and two children depending on me
for support and am so much in
need of employment. Now won’t
you help me—”
The remainder of the sentence
was spoken amid sobs.
“Really, madam,” said Hannah,
kindly, “I don’t see how I can help
you. I have a thousand and one
people from my own state con
stantly asking for employment,
and I am unable to get employ
ment for them, However, if you
will come to my office in the morn
ing I will see what I can do for
With this the little woman
wiped away her tears, and thank
ing the Ohio senator profusely for
his promised favor, she hurriedly
“ That’s what 1 have to go thro’
with every day,” said the senator
to a reporter, who had seen the
meeting. “An interview like this