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—Ladies’ Hose and Spurs at Win
—Lumber trains are now run
—Robin shooting is the order
of the. day.
—Morse's Pills and Mixed Paints
at W in. Parker’s.
—Mrs. Hiram Sears Jr. is re- j
ported quite ill.
—.Justice Love will hold court
here on the 19th inst.
—Measles is epidemic in Alba
ny. Keep shy of the town.
—Mr. Wolihin is the new ex
press agent on the B. & A.
—Guano agents are now busy
interviewing our farmers.
—Subscriptions taken for the Ga
zette all times of the da} - .
—Eggs and chickens are ex
ceedingly scarce in our town.
—Col. Lastinger, of the Berrien
County News, was in town Thursday
—Louis Holzendorf is making some
important improvements about his
—Win. Kirkland, of Kirkland,
is now a student at our High
-—Crazy Joe was severely bitten
on the hand by Dr. Love’s dog Sun
—Mrs. S. P. Hale is very low
again this week, we are sorry to
—t-There will be a Stewards
Meeting at Fussel Church, Satur
day, Feb. 19.
—Messrs. J. M. Lott and Joe
Bailey are taking in the sights of
Albany this week.
—Remember that Quarterly
Meeting will be held here on the
16th and 17th of March.
Mr.'lve, Superintendent of the
Express Company, passed up the
‘—Rev. U. Morrison will preach
here next Sunday. Let there be
a good attendance.
—Mrs. C. A. Alford, of Sumner,
died Thursday, leaving a child -three
—Perhaps the Sheriff"s Sale adver
tised in this issue interests you.
Read it and see.
—Rev. H. C. Pimlergas (col.)
of West Point, has been assigned
to pastoral duties here.
—Do uot fail to read the guano
advertisement of H. Vickers & Son,
to be found elsewhere.
Prof. Edwards owns a Span
ish setter which is claimed to be
the best bird dog in the South.
—Several persons prospecting
with a view to locating turpentine
stills, passed up the load Monday.
—We understand that Mr. Wm.
Kiikland has but one span left of the
fine lot of mules he recently received.
—We are glad to note that Mrs.
Jeff Kirkland’s baby has about
recovered from its recent illness.
—S. B. Norden, representing
Solomon Bros.,of Savannah, made
us a very pleasant call Thursday.
A number of our citizens
went ever to Clinch last Sunday
to Attend a hard-shell baptist
Jl/fbe Misses Guess, two very at
travjtive young ladies from Clinch,
ar* visiting Mrs. John B. McCall
—Miss Lucretia Sermons is vis
iting numerous friends at Kirk
land* this .week. She is expected
—Yesterday a horse attached to a
cart, driven by Clarence Heriot, ran
away* without doing any material
—Mr. Penninian, of Brunswick,
a gentleman well known in this
locality', was a guest of ihe Greer
House this week.
—The Satilla river is too high
now for successful rafting, and a
large amount of timber is aw ail
ing the right stage
—Hanging is a capital punishment
—especially when you are hanging
on some good looking fellow’s
arm—isn’t it so girls?
—The hosts of friends of Miss
Mattie Lang will be sorry to learn
that she is lying quite ill at her
sister’s with measles.
—Fish, oysters, rice, tobacco,
hardware, cheese, bacon, coffee,
starch, candles and dress buttons for
cash at Wm. Parker’s.
—Mrs. Virgil Douglas, of Til’-
ton, is here visiting at Capt. Doug
las’. She is accompanied by the
pretty little Miss Mary Gaulding.
—The fighting editor of this paper
contemplates going to Sauannah
next week, so beligerent individuals
should curb Lheir wraths until he re
—The piece of poetry on our first
page we consider of rare merit, re
flecting great credit upon the author.
Cut it out and paste it in your scrap
—I am prepared to sell goods in
ray line cheap for cash. I am located
one mile from Willaeoochee, at the
ferry on the Alapaha River. Give
me a call. Joel Lott, Jr.
—A man from the upper part of
the county became so noisy in town
Thursday night that it became nec
essary for a citizen to spank him
with a ten foot plank.
—S. H. Irwin, of Ute Creek, Col
fax, Co, New Mexico, says:—My
wife has been cured of a cougli of
thirty years’ standing by wearing an
‘Only Lung Pad.”—;ee Adv.
—Mrs. Anna Harris, sister of
Airs. Decker, returned to her
home in Florida. We were in
hopes that she would find Pearson
attractive enough to remain.
—We are all of us very like the
poor ignorant woman who, when
asked if she had religion, replied
that she liad touches of it oc
—Mrs. J. W. Bayne, of Magno
lia, formerly of Lee county, and
known to many of our residents,
died from child-birth on Wednes
—Mr. G. Witaski, of Savannah,
spent several days in our town
this week. He seemed desirous
of opening a general store here
and perhaps will do so yet.
—On Sunday last Mr. O’Neal
resigned the Superintendency of
the Sunday School because of his
inability to attend regularly, and
Mr. J. B. Gunn was chosen to fill
—The opinion of some to the
contrary notwithstanding, Ordina
ry Paulk cannot assume the du
ties of his office until the next
session of the Superior Court—at
least that is what some of our at
—Mr. Hewitt, of Augusta,
passed up the road Monday. He
has. rented the new hotel in
Brunswick, and has gone on to
buy furniture. Mr. Lyon, of At
lanta, also passed up on the same
—Mr. A. S. Canuet, the water
elevator man, says if he lived in this
county he would take the Gazette if
it cost him ten dollars. We appre
ciate the vaiub he puts on our little
—Old Beck, the first mule ever
brought to this county, and owned 63'
Mr. John Fussell, has been sold to
Rev. R, S. Harvey, and has gone to
Echols eounty to spend her latter
days serving the people in that sec
—Mr. Win. Parker, Editor and
publisher of the Coffee County
Gazette, has hot only improved his
paper in size and general get up but
it is now a real spic3 r and go ahead
sheet. Mr. P. is a thorough business
man, —Hamilton County (Fla. )Times
—There was a surprise party
at Mac’Kirkland’s Saturday night
which is said to have been a very
pleasant affair. Also a candy
pulling at tiie same place Monday
—Prof Edwards has placed the
school hooks recently adopted by
the Commissioners in Love’s store,
where they will be sold at a dis
count of twenty-live per cent,
from retail prices.
—W. A. Titus, 62 Ashland Av
enue, Toledo, Ohio, says:—My
wife is as strong as ever, her regained
health being directly due to the use
of the Excelsior Kidney Pad. We
can heartily recommend it to all
kidney troubled persons.—See Adv.
—Aaron Moore, of Willacoo- ;
chee, who recently purchased a
fine cow, declares that the animal
will give milk enough to supply ;
Willaeoochee and Pearson, and
that his better half would not -
take $l5O for her.
—On Friday last, Col. W. A.
McDonald met with a painful ac
cident. 1 le was going to Waresboro, j
and while on the way his mule ,
stumbled and fell, throwing him
violently to the ground, breaking
two of his ribs.
—Mr. L. Holzendorf has had
numerous offers of late to pur
chase his line horse, but re
fused them ail. It is positively
the most stylish and best, blooded
animal in this section ol the slate.
—Capt. A. C. Douglas is talk
ing very strongly’ of moving to
Waycross. Now just stop that
kind of talk, Captain. This com
munity will never tamely submit
to the departure of yourself or
hospitable and interesting family.
—There was a sort of a circus at
the .mill last Sunday’. A colored
| man and woman engaged in a
regular pitch battle, the former
wielding a club very effectively.
Several witnessed the light, but
110 one interfered.
—ln this issue will be found the
I legal card of Col. E. J. Benton, of
Dupont, Georgia, who is a gentle
man of ability, skilled in his profes-
I sion, and well worthy of a liberal
—Mr. J. T. Henderson recently
performed an operation on Mr.
Welch’s eye, removing a scale
therefrom by inserting another
large enough to admit of the
smaller one falling out.
—The young men who are stock
ing very hard in our school with a
view of getting into Congress; have
received a set-back. A paragrapher
advises all congressional aspirants to
prefer a situation as chambermaid in
a livery stable, or clerk on a raft.
—Another child of Mr. John
Arnold died Saturday’ night, and
still another is in a precarious
condition. The cause of this af
-1 lliction is exposure during the
j recent cold and wet spell, when
all the hoys were out in the se
severest weather hauling timber.
—Hiram Sears Jr„ one of our
most substantial farmers, has
shown his appreciation of our ef
forts to get up a readable paper,
by calling at our office this week
and encouraging us with kind
words, as also leaving collateral
for subscription far in advance.
—The earning of the mail from
i here to Nashville direct bas been
| temporarily abandoned, owing to
the impassable condition of the
bridge and crossing at the Alapa
ha. The carrier now goes only to
Mud Creek, the other mail being
sent ly Alapaha.
—After un enthusiastic lover
spends two hours’ hard labor over a
. letter to his girl, and then mars its
beaut3 r b3’ spilling a drop of ink on
■ it,he first swears in a scientific man
ner for a few’ minutes, and then draws
a circle round the Hot and tells her
it is a kiss, and she, poor thing be
—How our people take advantage
of the high water. Messrs A. S.
Gamiet and M. S. Corbitt drove up
to the Alapaha river the other da3’,
and there being no flat or bridge,
they took off their bugg3’ body and
launched it, rowing across. They
afterwards returned in the same
manner, without meeting with any
—lf your sister, while engaged in
tender conversation with her sweet
hart asks 3’ou to bring a glass of
water from an adjoining room, 3’ou
j can start on the errand, but need not
return. You will not be missed, that’s
certain. This department h:.s seen
! it tried. Don’t forget this, little
—Anyone wishing to exchange
new heart pine boards for corn, ba
con, flour or other supplies, can do
ao b3’ delivering and stacking the
same near this office. I will pay
three dollars per thousand for ten
thousand, said boards to lie free of
splits and thick ends, and not less
than four inches wide and thirty in
—The pedestrian fever has
struck the mill men. and Wednes
day Messrs. Laseter, McCall and
Gunn came into town 011 a square
heel and toe walk, one mile and
three-quarters in eight minutes
by the w&tch. We think it made
Me sick, however, for jve saw him
going back with a bottle of “med
cine” in his coat-tail pocket.
—A person who is. without doubt,
unfriendly to our school, has the au
dacit3’ to sa3’ that the following col
loquy took place in that institution
1 the other day : t’rof.—"‘Wly should
AN ashii’u. ton’s hi rl! id ay bn observed
; more than mine?” Small 803-. —
“Became Washington never told a
lie, went a fishin’ on Snnday, or
owned a brown setter dog.”
—On Wednesday last the down
train came near meeting with a
serious accident. When between
Westonia and this place, coming
down the grade at a high rate of
speed, a brake-bar of one of the
coaches became detatrhed in
some way, and dragged. - But for
the promptness of the engineer
in responding to the conductor's
signal to stop, part of the train
would have undoubtedly been
thrown from the track.
-—From a letter received at this
office we learn that Jasper Newsom,
a cripple, from this count3’, died in
the hospital at Savannah. The letter
states that he was willing to die, and
expressed faith in God, and hoped
all would he well with his soul. He
was a helpless cripple and a great
sufferer, and no doubt the thoughts
of being relieved by death were not
unpleasant to him. He leaves a fam
—The eyes of our readers cannot
fail to rest on the flaming advertise
ment of Willie H. Love of Kirkland.
He is,a young man of rare business
qualifications, enjoying a well-de
| served patronage, and is building up
a trade second to no one house in
the county. He believes in the free
use of printer's ink, and knows when
and where to use it to the best ad
vantage. Read his advertisement,
and when 3011 want anything in his
line call upon him and purchase it.
—Our Arnold correspondent is
responsible for the following mar
riage notice. We can’t make poe
i try : “Married, at (he residence of
the bride’s mother, on Sunday’,
the 30th ult., Mr. T. M. Maine and
Miss Annie 0. Smyth. Both are
residing at this place. The matri
monial knot was tied by R. MeD
Bennett. . Randall understands
his business, you bet.
We wish to them a happy life,
That they may live as man and wife."
—The meaning of the “SS” that
occurs in nearly- all legal documents
and advertising is not generally
known. Many - have inquired the use
of the cabalistic device until the
questions having got into the news
papers, a correspondent of the St.
1 Louis Globe-Democrat after much
i research, has decided that the sym
bol is derived from tiie Latin phrase
suos salutan —i. e., greeting or
addressing its own, those within
—We learn that sufficient in
ducements were not offered Miss
Lorena B. Maxwell to take charge
of the McDonald’s Mill school,
and she has abandoned the idea.
While we believe 110 one would
like to see Miss Lorena disap
pointed in any’ of her undertak
ings, or desires, we feel that the
entire community will be delight
ed to know that she will remain
in Pearson for awhile yet.
—Elias Griffis is a curious man,
and one hardly knows how to take
him. Especially has this been
the case this week. He. is very
good uatured, and winks a sly’
wink at every’ one, as much as to
say: “Well, I should blush to sim
per; if that isn’t all right now,
I’ll make it right in the spring;
too much business on hand to at
tend to any transactions outside
of soothing syrup or pollygolie.”
Daughter. Tuesday night.
—Since Senator Edmunds has
made himself so conspicuous in
demanding the retaking of South
Carolina’s census, Wm. Kirkland,
of Kirkland, is said to contemplate
making a like demand for Coffee
county. It is supposed that he
bases his right upon the fact that
last week his.wife presented him
with a beautiful daughter, and he
don’t want to wait ten years to
have her “counted in.”
—Mr. J. V. Jeffards has recent
ly invented a rice and cotton
planter which is said to he far su
perior to any now in use. It
does its work nicely’, and is a de
cided advantage in that it can be
worked by’ hand or horse power
Mr. .T. has perfected a working
model of his planter, and Monday
departed for Washington with a
view of securing Letters Patent on
the same. What this country
needs is a few more men like Mr.
Jeffards—men possessing mechan
ical ingenuity sufficient to perfect
inventions which we are now
obliged to send abroad for.
—Two weeks from next Tuesday
is Washington’s birthday. Let us
strive to arouse our patriotism and
observe it. Trot out the great
American buzzard and let it flip its
wings and crow, Let all men of old
Coffee throw high their hats and
shout aloud for Old-Man-Who-Nev
er-Told-A Lie. Let small boys
staud on their heads and root tor
that little hatchet, while our ladies
can urge on the patriotic throng by
singing that beautiful National
Wrap us up in the American flag,
Tuck us under the eagle;
Tickle our ears with barley straws,
Pop goes the weasel 1
—A young lady in town who
is the embodiment of culture and
refinement, and a brilliant con
versationalist withal, possessing
the faculty’ of a free and correct
use of the English language, re
cently had her sympathies
aroused for Webster when an old
gentlemen, who desired so pass a
compliment upon her asked:
“What are you doin’ now, Miss
peart o’ lamin’, and I thunk per
haps maybe you mought be
taughtin’ skule.” “Taughtin’ ”is
good; the word should be willed
to Mr. Webster's heirs and assigns
—Recently Richard Kirkland,
son of Joshua Kirkland, met with
a painful accident, which it is
feared will cripple him for life.
He was cutting down timber,
when the tree he was falling
struck another and bounding off
struck the young man and threw
him some distance, finally falling
on him. His cousin, who was
near by, succeeded after consider
able effort in extricating the
young man from his perilous po
sition, and removed him to his
home. His injuries are quite se
vere, and of a nature that after
assuming a sitting posture for a
short time, it is almost impossible
to straighten his limbs again.
AVe trust he may soon entirely re
—Miss Mattie Lang has been
forced to abandon her school at
Willaeoochee owing to inconven
ience 1 in reaching the school-house
from her boarding place, and the
exposure incident to the same.
This will be a severe loss to those
who contemplated sending to
her, as also society’ there, for
she is an excellent teacher, and
an amiable, refined and cultured
young lady, with whom it is a
pleasure and honor to associate.
I She returned to Pearson last Sat
| urday, and is stopping at her sis
i ter’s, Mrs. Hiram Sears Jr. AVe
know it is the heartfelt wish
of everyone in this community
that Miss Mattie will make Pear
) son her future home.
—A very pretty and attractive
young lady in town was overheard
to 3ay the other day that she was
“scared” to keep company with wid
owers, because that class of i mfivld
nils hesita f e not in “popping the
question” to ladies they may take an
actual fancy to. Of course it is an
unpardonable sin to “scare” a girl,
aud we don’t blame this very fasci
nating oue for keeping shy of wid
owers. for if she don’t she is bound
to get ••scared.” But then, we have
heard of in instance where serious
results did not follow i scare. John
i. Henry was sitting in the parlor with
his Angelina. A painful silence per
vaded the room, the old folks were
gone to bed, and he gently twined
his arm around her waist, drew her
closer to him, and stole a kiss.
“Why, John Henry !” she exclaimed.
“How—you—-scared—me!” I am
sorry I scaredyou, my darling,” he
replied; “try not to let this unex
pected incident unstring your nerves
now.” By a free use of the camphor
bottle and smelling salts she recov -
ered from the shock, and comversa
tion turned into other channels. More
stillness pervaded the room. Ange
lina nestled up closer to John Henry,
and leaning her head on his shirt
front, looked lovingly into his eyes,
puckered up her sweet little lips, and
shyly said: “P-i-e-a-s-c, John
Henry, scare me again !’’
—We give an extract from a letter
received from our kind old school
teacher, of Marion, N. Y.: “I re
ceived a copy of your paper, and was
glad to guess the world had gone
well with you. Only the other day
1 was thinking of you, wishing I
knew where to address you. We are
all growing old up here. Docs your
Southern sun deal more kindly with
its children, or are you growing old
too? We are having a cold winter,
but good sleighing. Cows are worth
from twenty to forty dollar*, sheep
from $2.50 to $7, wheat sl.lO per
bushel, corn 50 cents, outs 42 cents,
beans SI.OO to $1.50. The Good
Father has blessed us with good
[ crops. Apples were plentiful this
fail. I drew away and sold 350 bar
rels at 60 cents each. We get a
sweet potatoe here, but not yams.
1 They are what southerners call nig
ger chokers. They cost from three
to five cents a pound; they are a
kind of yellow potato. Hundreds ot
tons of apples have been evaporated
here, and sent to market. They ev
aporate them now, so that by soak
ing them in cold water and stewing
them you cannot tell them from green
apples. They arc bleached with sul
phur, and are almost as white as
chalk, and are worth seven cents per
pound.” A friend who signs himself
J. L. Durfee.
—Last Friday night we accepted
an invitation to attend a party at
Kirkland, and in due time wo
were at Masonic Hall, where we
i lound congregated a goodly num
; ber of young people, the elite of
j Coffee county society. It was our
1 first real introduction to the
young folks of the county, and
of course we were strict in the
observance of their customs. \\ e
were met at the hall door by that
prince of floor managers, Air. W.
H. Love, who extended to 11s the
usual courtesies of the press, and
bade us a hearty welcome. There
were about thirty persons presem,
and a gayer assemblage we never
met with. Everything passed off'
in the most pleasant manner, and
if there was anything occurred !
mar the festivities of the occasion,
we failed to notice it. Ti
| thing that could possibly have a
; tendency to cause disaffection was
the scarcity of ladies as compared
with the gentlemen present. But
this fault, if fault it be, was with
the gentlemen themselves, who
came thete without partners. So
satisfactorilly was the party con
ducted, a motion was made by Air.
A. 8. Canuet, of Savannah, that a
vote of thanks be extended to tiie
committee, Messrs Love, Myers
and Kirkland, which was carried
without a dissenting voice. AAV
acknowledge our inability to com
mand language expressive of our
i enjoyment of this occasion, and
trust it may be our happy lot to
i be again so agreeably entertained
by the young people of Kirkland
j and vicinity.