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llLTON COUNTY NEWS.
i LEAD KINDLY LKJHT.
ENGLAND'S NEXT KING.
A kindly light, where flowers bloom
1 sweot porfcctlon rare,
l let thy light from Ueiel nhove
hine down a golden stair,
1 gently lift each drooidnir leaf
p to its natiirul place,
1 let thy bo ft rays fall -a kU
pon the paiiHien' face.
jd kindly light, where Borrowing
re bowed with bitter grief.
; come with h11 thy quick'nlng pow'r
Dd bring- to them relief,
ijrht but thy love from God ubove
an dry the futile tears, ."
ioothe the troubled, aching heart,
nd shield it from its tears.
:d kindly light, where troubled souls
re fainting in despair;
let them see the heavenly path
i more than all that's fair,
' leadne to the Huvior's feet,
a lay their weapons down,
Athey tnav stand with garments
nd wear a golden crown,
d kindly light, for ah, we need
hy presence every hour
guide us to the heavenly land,
shield from Satan's power,
-let thy glorious radiance full
pon us, day by day,
t all the sinful ones of earth
ay kno.w thou art the way.
HAT IT MEANS TO KEEP
Jiany a housewife has soon
t her husbnud did not under
ld what it mount to keep
se, and that he lias wondered
j she was so worn out. He
light of the things lie knew
had to do and could not see
t they should tiro her so. Hut
're are a hundred and one lit
things a man will never see.
enjoys his well cooked meals,
s to see the house neat and
.tty, knows his socks are well
ned, and takes pleasure in
'inghis wife look bright and
ling. All this he takes as a
'iterofcour.se, but he fails to
''.ize that ono pair of hands, in
it cases, must do all this, and
brain plan to get it done,
any an uncharitable remark
' been uttered by a husband
. is wife on the subject of her
' sekeepiug. Forgive them; it
leir ignorance. Even if a man
e set to housekeeping by him
" he would fail to see the little
(gs, the things that a woman
i to add to the comfort of
d member of her family,
rer does she put from her the
'its and needs of her husband
2! children. It is to mother the
dren come when their books,
,li and playthings are lost, to
Llier in their trials; and so
her is in demand all day long.
rho can count the stops a wo
i takes each day in her house
l duties? Many a man would
Ifvorn out if he had to do the
'k of woman about the house,
(vould have to learn to leave a
t unfinished and see to some
But call in another part of the
, Be, or in the midst of import
work answer a call to the door
'politely dismiss an agent or
,er in a frioud who had "just
ped for a moment. " If men
' Id 'undorstaud the magnitude
woman's work they would
-,i due credit where they often
I is positively necessary that
'"oman should get out each
J , She needs a little fresh air
coinpaiouship as well as does
J husband. It is a fact that
Je farm women go crazy than
pother class of women, and
'!? Simply because of the
-1 work and solitude. They
Lot go out because they have
ijlaco to go, and so it is work,
k, all the time, with few
Buros, and a great lack of
jijpthing to divert their minds
jl the daily routine,
woman's best efforts should
pr the comfort of her home,
vlusbaud and children, and a
fmablo amount of work she
Ijfgludly, willingly give. But
p it becomes a mountain of
and crushes out her life.
ambition aud youth, thou it
much, and the beauty of
! is spoiled. Wheu the wife
nies a slave in her own house-
Jit i time some ouo should
fie her. The most sacred
i.'i any household should be
I mother. Let the boys
fgirta remember that never
Jhoy lind on (!1irth a friona
iristmas greens are on deck,
' l'Jstmas advertisement-
When the time comes for a
now king of England the College
of Arms will proclaim him just
as they have proclaimed every
monarch for hundreds of years
past. Times change and dynas
ties. We are loss like the Eng
lishmen of Edward I, than we are
like the1 modern Japs. Wo talk
a different tongue, wo oat differ
ent foods, we "wear different
clothes, wo think different
thoughts. Nothing is the same
except the columns on Stone
hongo and the College! of Arms.
The college abides, varying by
not so much as a detail of proced
ure or a button on a uniform.
What is, is good and cannot be
improved. Therefore, the busi
ness of proclamation will be the
same in the twentieth century as
it was in the fifteenth.
Wheu the time unhappily
comes for a new king to reign the
privy council will meet and de
clare the throne to have devolved
on the Prince of Wales. Orders
will at once be given to the earl
marshal and the officers of the
College of Arms to proclaim him.
The first proclamation will be
made in the courtyard of St.
James' palace where the guard is
changed. Garter King, the chief
officer of the college, will make
the proclamation in solemn form,
with the earl marsal, the knights,
the herald aud the pursuivants in
full uniform and mounted hard
by. At this proclamation the
monarch is present, sitting at the
window whore all his predecess
ors have sat.
This is the ehiofest of the proc
lamations, but the news has to
be carried far and wide to the dis
tant cities, the rauk of the pro
claiming officer descending as the
business proceeds. The second
pronouncement is made at Char
ing Cross, and the third at the
corner of Chancery lane.
At this proclamation there will
be a modification of the ancient
form, owing to the disappearance
of Temple Bar. Within the city
of London the lord mayor and
sheriffs preserve their ancient
sovereignty, aud allow no ruler
within their gates except after
permission has boon asked and
granted. The old form was for
the junior pursuivant to raj) at
the gtite and show his warrant
for proclamation. Thou the lord
mayor ordered the gates to be
opened, and joined in the stately
procession. The ceremony will
doubtless remain, barring the
knock at the gate, which does not
exist. In the provinces the proc
lamations are made by the local
Being proclaimed and crowned
the king has to otter to fight for
his throne. In the olden times,
when a king reigned by the iower
of his right arm, this was a nec
essary formality, and because it
was necessary once it is done
still. But the king no longer
does his own fighting, He has a
champion the hereditary cham
pion of England, whose duty it is
to do battle with all comers for
the crown. The champion is al
ways a member of the Dymoko
family. When the king is crown
ed this champion rides into West
minister hall, mounted and in full
armor, just as the champion was
000 years ago. He is accompani
ed by the earl marshal and the
lord groat chamberlain, also on
horseback. The hall is crowded
with ticketed sight seers. A
proclamation is road by one of the
heralds, challeugiuganybody who
disputes the right of the sover
eign to combat in an open space.
The champion throws down his
gauntlet as a guarantee of good
faith, and then the hearts of all
tho ladies flutter in anticipation
of a fight. But it is all a disap
pointing sham. If some euter
nrising person were to take up
the challenge aud tho guautlet
he would probably bo run in by
the police for creating a disturb
ance. The herald takes up the
glove and hands it back fo tho
champion, and then the king is
firmly seated onhisthroue. Lon
Little Charles Sister told
mamma yesterday you was born
to bo a politician.
Mr. Skimpley A iH)liticiau? I
wonder why she thinks so. ,
Little Charles She says you
can do so much talkin without
Prisoners in the penitentiary
are about the only ones that live
up to their convictions.
THE UNSANITARY DOLLAR.
"WHAT IS A FRIEND."
Tho selfishness of mankind, as
well ascovetousness aud cupidity
bliuds the average pursuer of the
almighty dollar to its unsanitary
condition. Ho is heedless of the
death dealing microbes which
swarm and gambol over the en
graving, and is interested ouly in
its face value and purchasing
Not one man in a thousand can
say, without reference or hesita
tion, whether tho dollar bill boars
the likeness of Abraham Lincoln,
Bonjamiu Frankliu or Thomas
Jefferson. Fewer can recall the
portraits and historic scones en
graved upon bills of a higher de
nomination. Nobody ever thinks
of refusing currency because its
artistic features have boon blur
red or blotted by hard usage.
And nobody was over known to
refuse a bill because it had not
been recently fumigated, washed,
starched and ironed. Neither
the banks, their patrons nor the
masses of the people are able, in
these busy times, to hold piipor
currency long enough to subject
it to microscopic examination, or
to chase the bacteria off its face
or back. Tho man who cannot
be induced to touch a soiled or in
fectious article of any other kind
will jam a roll of diseaso-breediug
bills into his ockot aud look
pleasan t, cou ten tod and con fiden t.
Dirty dollars are legal tender,
and tho person who refuses to ac
cept them in payments of debts,
public or private, subjects him
self to considerable legal annoy
ance and monetary inconvenience.
The man who is seeking a loan at
the bank is troubled more about
iiis chances of getting it than a
bout tho bacteria he may receive
with it. And, per contra, the
bank is more particular about the
repay aiont of the loan when due
than it is regarding the microbes
which may accompany it. Such
is the degenerating and demoral
izing influence of tho money pow
er that even the most fanatical of
bacteriologists will run tho risk
of contracting disease of the most
aggravating form rather than re
fuse the currency which is offer
ed him, even if ho is certain in his
own mind that it is infected.
THE EXPERT BUTCHER.
It is his business, of course,
and he becomes export at it, as
any man might in any work, but
tho customer who pays any at
tention to it at all is sure to be in
terested nevertheless in tho ac
curacy with which the butcher
cuts off just the required amount
of meat. Whether it is two
pounds of steak, or four pounds
of chops, or six pounds of corned
beef, it's all the. same to him.
He cuts without long dwelling
uxn where to set the knife.
Ho slices away sort of causaliko
and plies the saw and lays the
meat on tho scales, and it does
not weigh more than a quarter or
a half M)und from the weight re-
Lquired on eventhehoaviostpiecos,
and pu the lighter piece ho comes
within an ounce or two, hits it
right on the nail.
A man, for instance, goes into
a butcher shop and asks for
three and a half or four pounds
.of, say, corned boof. The butch
er gets a big piece out of tho
pickle, expeditiously Jays it on a
block and picks up a knife, and,
without tho slightest hesitation,
with one strong, smooth sweep
cuts off a piece, which he lays on
the scales. It weighs three
pounds aud threo-quarters. It
is in weight exactly m id way be
tween the limits set.
Tho expert butcher gets his
ability to do this, naturally
enough, from good judgment, to
start with, backed np by long ex
perience, but when he cuts things
as close as this jven the custom
er familiar with his skill looks,
upon him as a wizard. Now York
Didn't Object to His Creed.
The English language remind
mo of some of these typewriters
and the game of whist. It looks
mighty simple, but tho further
you go aloug the more complicat
ed aud swear provoking it is. Wo
have all heard of tho man who
told his sweetheart that before
marrying her ho must confess
that ho was a somnambulist.
"Oh, I don't mind that," said
the dear, sweet girl, "wo are
Presbyterians ourselvos, but wo
are not a bit narrow."
The following definitions were
given in answer to the above
question, jiropouuded by a well
known writer for the press:
The sunshine of calamity.
The essence of pure devotion.
The ripe fruit of acquaintance
ship. One who understands our si
lence. Friendship, ouo soul in two
A star of hope in the cloud of
A volume of sympathy bound
A diamond in the ring of ac
quaintance. A safe in which one can trust
Friendship is the ersonittca
tioti of love aud help.
Tho jewel which shines bright
est in the darkness.
One who considers my needs
before my deservings.
The link in life's long chain
which bears tho greatest strain.
A harbor of refuge from the
stormy waves of adversity.
The first iorson who comes in
wheu tho whole world has gouo
One who loves tho truth aud
you, and will toll the truth in
spite of you.
One who multiplies joys, di
vides griefs, aud whose honesty
The triple alliance of the three
groat iowors love, sympathy
A jewel whose lustre the strong
acids of poverty and acids can
The imago of one's self reflect
ed in the mirror of mutual esteem
One who, having gaiued tho top
of the ladder, won't forget you if
you remain at the bottom.
A bank of credit on w Inch we
can draw supplies of confidence,
counsel, sympathy, help and love.
One who smiles in our misfor
tunes, frowns on our faults, sym
pathizes with our sorrows, weeps
at our bereavements, aud is a
safe fortress at all times of trou
One who, in prosperity does
not toady you, in adversity as
sists you, in sickness nurses you,
and after your death marries
your widow and provides for your
DIFFERENCE IN BOOTBLACKS.
"Did you ever notice thc-differ-euce
between tho darkey and Ital
ian bootblacks?" said a manabout
town to a Chicago Inter-Ocean re
porter. "I say darkies and Ital
ians because most of the 'shining'
in Chicago is done by one or the
other. Tho darkies do the work
in barber shops and shoe stores
and the Italians run most of tho
"Now, you watch a darkey, and
if he's alone he '11 talk to his cus
tomer. If there's two of them
they'll chatter together like mag
pies. And tho darkey is so full
of music and dance that he's got
to put them into his work. He'll
put in all sortsof fantastic motions
and beat out a rudo kind of time,
as if he were picking a banjo or
cutting a pigeonwing. When he
brushes you he'll beat you with
tho whisp broom in the same way.
"Ho iuto one of the Italian 'par
lors' and it's as still as a grave.
There may be a dozen bootblacks
but not one of them will speak to
you or to a comianion. They do
their work steadily and rapidly,
but its work, and nothing else.
Same way with their brushing
you. It's as different as a watch
service from a cake walk."
Few persons are probably now
aware that while this country
does not have a iostal savings
bank system, under the money
order system money can be do
lK)sited in a iostoftioe and an or
der secured payable at tho same
office. That change makes the
postoftices available for savings
banks, with tho exception that
they do not pay interest.
An infant child of Samuel Hart
man, one and a half miles west of
Waynesboro, died Tuesday morn
ing of last week, aged about one
year and six months, from the
effects of poison contracted by
swallowing tobacco about three
Modern bxks, however rapidly
they may deteriorate from other
causes, are protected from book
worms by the chemicals used in
THE MAKIMJ OF SLATE PEN.
A slate ioucil is a very simple j
affair, and ono would scarcely i
imagine the process of its manu-1
facture complicated. Yes, like i
mauy other simple devices in con
stant use, it is the result of much
thought aud care, aud a product
of complicated machiuery.
First, broken pieces of slate are
put into a mortar run by steam,
and crushed iuto a powder, which
is then bolted in a machine such
as is used in flour mills. A fine
slate flour results, which is thor
oughly mixed in a large tub with
steatio flour and other materials, !
the whole making a stiff el ugh. I
The dough is kueadod by being
passed between iron rollers a
couple of times, aud is them taken
to a table, where it is made into
short cylinder four or five inches
thick, each containing from eight
to ten pounds of material. Four
of these cylinders are placed in a
strong iron retort which litis a
changeable nozzle, regulating the
size (if the pencils.
In the retort the material is
subjected to great hydraulic pres
sure, and is thus pushed through
tho nozzle in the shape' ef a long
erord. As this cord comes through
it passes ever a knife which cuts
it into the elesireil lengths. These
are laid on boards t elry, and are
then placed em sheets ef corrug
ated zinc. The corrugation pre
vents tho pe'ucils from warping
during tho baking prewoss. The
baking is done in a kilu, which is
furnished with pipe's filled with
superheated steam. The pencils
go from the kilu to the finishing
roeim, where the ends are ne'atly
peinte'd by being hold for an in
stant under a rapidly revolving
emery wheel, aud then to the
To All Visitors to the
It is estimated that during the
last year ,(00,000,00 pieces erf
mail matter iucludiug all classes,
were posted in the United States.
Of this number !,5)12,731 was
sent to the De'ad Lotte'r Office,
making an average receipt of 21,
000 letters and parcels for each
working day. During this ixr
iod more than 8.",(00 pieces were
dispatched either with insufficient
postage or none at all, 32,000 bore
no address whatever, 34,000 were
misdirected, 200,000 we're un
claimed at hotels aud something
more than the last uumber we're
sent to fictitious aeldresses. And
to those figures must be adde-el
-,!l73,51H7 letters auel circulars
without iuclosures ef eibvious val
ue which e-eulel uet bo returned
to the senelor and were elestroy
ed. Moro than 50,XH) letters
contained money amounting to
;iH,0()r, while 32,522 included
drafts, niemey orders, etc., to the
value eif $'J4.",00 to say nething
of 30.0(H) with photegraphs.
The little baud erf religious en
thusiasts whe) went recently
fremi Misseiuri to Palestine, ex
pecting there to witness the sec
onel centring of Christ, are in a bad
way. The pilgrimage was the
result ef a tract written by Mrs.
Ida Dickinson, called The City of
the Gre'tit King. It ceuvinced
some farmers in Belham town
ship, Me)., and others in Michi
gan that if they wont to Jerusa
lem thesy could see Christ come
again in all his glery, aud that tho
faithful .would bo caught up to
Him. Tho pilgrims were headed
by Mrs. Dickinson aud her hus
band. They sold all their pos
sessions and started for Pales
tine a little less than a year age).
A letter has just been received
from them. The pilgrims are
crewded into emo small house.
They are penniless and ill, but
they are still hopeful that tho
Lord will cemie and they are still
Tkums of Court.
The HrNi term of the ('miru of Kulton coun
ty lu the yetir Miull coiinnciiiio on Die Tuumiuv
followlutf the Heuoml Molality uf Juuuarv. ul 10
o ciiiuk A. M.
The Mettoiiu term oommeuueN on the third
Monday of Muruh. ul 2 oVIouk i M.
Tht; third term ou the Tut Mluy next follow
luu Ihu Heeond Moudny of June ut HI o'clock
The fourth term ou the tlrst Monduy of Octo
ber, ul !i o'clock I1. M.
President Jude Hon. S. Met.'. Swope,
Awsoelute J iuIkok- Lemuel Kirk, l'ctcr Mor
ton. l'rolhouoliuy. &o.- Fniuk 1. Lynch.
Dlxtrlut Attorney--tleorxe II. imulelx,
Treasurer Theo SIieN,
Sheriff Imulel Sheets.
lh'pul v Sheriff -Jumes Humel.
Jury e'ommlsslouers -Duvld Hots. Suuiuel II,
Auditors -John S. Ilurrls, 1), II. Myers, A. J,
Oimiusslouers I., W. (Uinuluifhnm, Albert
HesslUKer, John Sluukunl.
Clerk -S. W, Kirk.
(,'oroiicr - Thomus Kirk,
e'ouniy Surveyor - Jciiius Lake,
County Superintendent t:iem Cheuut..
Attorneys -w, Soon Alemnder. J. Nelson
Sipes, TUonuiM P. Slouu, K. MeN, Johnslou,
M. H. KhulTuer, tleo. It. UuiiIkIs, Jehu 1.
Wc are now prepared to show
our Friends the Largest and
Best Selected Stock of
(a claim that is beinjj extensively made.) Satisfy your
self about that matter. We will show you the
LARGEST LINE OR
that Fulton county has ever had in it, and at prices as
low as is consistent with perfect Oods. The range on
Plush capes 2,50 to 13,00. Cloth capes as low as
1.25. bee them. Jackets, 4,00 up. We have the
prettiest line ot
to show you from 20 Cents to $2,00.
5 Dress Goods in Stacks.
A gtMKl Wex)l Suiting for 19 eents. well werth LT) cents.
See eur stock ef
Ladies and Men's Neckwear,
Its e)f new, nice things.
A matter ef interest te) all is gootl warm UNDERWEAR,
fer cold weather. We have it.
We have a case ef 32 deen of MEN'S SHIRTS and
DRAWERS, at 40 cents apiece, that lots of peetple won't
be slew te) ask .r) cents for. They are erfect in make and
fit, and in every way acceptable, Of course we have lots
cheaper, and several lines of Underwear at 50c., 75c. and
$1,(X, and up; Ladies,' from L'Oc. to 1,00. Children's 10c.
A Word about SHOES
We have two line's of Ladiejs' and Children's Shews that wo
will stand against auy thing anywhere, price considered, fen
fit, and wear, and appearance A general line," including
Men s, Hoys', Utdies' and Misses', that will stand against
any line, wo elem't caro whe produces thorn, er their price.
We are sealing a very fair Children's Shew, 8-12 at 65c.
A first-rate Oil Grain Shoe fetr women at i)Hc. Men's Ilentts
as low as 1.50. A very goed emej.
A larger stock than you
will find anywhere else in
town. We know the prices
are all right, every time.