"Local Items" from the "Weekly Journal", Homer, Georgia
Published Thursday,October 10, 1889
Most of Homer visited the association at Harmony, Sunday.
The tax collector was stationed here Saturday. A little too early.
The Masonic Order met at their hall Monday night.
Mr. Robert Sumpter visited relatives here last week.
One of Mr. G. N. Patterson's boys was thrown from a mule and hurt right severely Saturday evening. He received an ugly gash over the eye, which was sewed and dressed by Dr. Lockhart.
A Parker and a Mr. Morris were married during the association at Harmony, Sunday.
Miss Cornelia Yeargin of Maysville, has been visiting the family of Mr. J. W. Sumpter the past week.
A young man said not long since in Homer goes visiting oftener than any little place he was ever in.
The cement for building the Baptist Church was taken by Dyar & Sumpter for $120.
Mr. Cooker, agt. for Wells patent medicine, N. Y., gave this office a call Friday.
The cold blizzard Sunday has made things unpleasant, and ____es (trees?) are largely in demand right now.
Dr. McNorton is visiting his wife and daughter, Mrs. Oscar Brown. Dr. McNorton has just closed his school near Athens.
Miss Maggie Forbes, after an extended visit to her brother's family at the hotel, has returned to her home in Maysville.
Foss Brewer and Miss Mollie Pritchett were married Sunday at the Baptist Association at Hollingworth. Both of this county.
Read the advertisement of the "Homer Drug Store" on 3rd page. Dr. Lockhart proposes to keep a fine line of drugs.
Capt. Enoch Anderson gave us a call Tuesday. In speaking of the recent murder, he said "it won't be long till a good murderer is pensioned."
The County Alliance held a monthly meeting in Washington district last Friday. One of the members told us they didn't do anything, they had plenty to eat, anyhow.
Try BLACK DRAUGHT tea for Dyspepsia.
McELREE'S WINE OF CARDUI for Weak Nerves.
(Unreadable) cotton gin , which stood in the rear of Mr. Sumpter's shop, has been sold to the McCoy boys and moved a mile or two from town.
The bill to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or delivery of spiritous or malt liquors within three miles of Homer Baptist Church, has passed both houses of the legislature and is now a law. So much.
Several are talking of going to the exposition. The fair (sic) from Maysville is $1.50 round trip, so the Journal has been informed. Tickets for sale two days in each week throughout the exhibition.
Mrs. Stephens who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Hopper, at Harmony Grove, returned home Saturday evening. Mrs. Stephens reports her mother, who has been quite sick, improving.
Those at a distance wanting the Journal can remit in stamps. Otherwise no attention will be paid to your postage and letters. For the present the Journal is only 50 cts. per year, but will be 75 cts. as soon as enlarged, which will be soon.
Coroner Smith was summoned to Maysville last Friday morning to hold an inquest over the body of a Mr. Webb, who was found dead on the railroad near there, supposing to be run over by the cars. It is thought he was drunk.
Elsewhere in this issue you will find T. E. Key & Co.'s advertisement. It is unnessary (sic) to comment on their reputation as merchants, as they are well and favorably known for honesty and fair dealing. When in need of anything in their lines, it will pay you to call.
The Journal and Home and Farm, Louisville, Ky., will be sent to any address, 1 year for $1 from now to Jan. 1, 1890. The Home and Farm is published twice a month by R. F. Avery & Sons. It is a large, 8 page magazine.
Read the advertisement of Hardman & Co.'s Hardware House, Harmony grove, on 3rd page. This firm keeps in stock a fine line of stoves, cutlery, guns, pistols etc. and all goods in their line. Besides , they are the only firm in the town carrying a license of $100 to sell pistols and cartridges. When in need of anything in their line, give them a call.
M. Goode of this county was tried and found of unsettled mind yesterday. He will go to Milledgeville. Mr. Goode is an old citizen of this section and raised a large family. He professed religion about a year ago, and it is said, has been a close student of the Bible. Again, some think family trouble has been the cause. Whatever the cause, his condition is much regretted.
Messrs. Thompson and Morris have bought the lot where Dyar & ---k gin stood. These are two enterprising men, and we only wish they could buy about one half of Homer. She is badly in need of men who won't wear the bottoms out of chairs. What Messrs. Thompson and Morris proposes to use this lot for is not known just now, but it is thought they will erect a flour and grist mill and gin combined.
This office is not bidding against other offices' bids on job work. It has its own established prices, and the agents for other papers needn't be unneasy (sic) about the Journal interfering with their way of doing business. The publisher has a natural-born hatred for anything nasty. When his prices don't suit you, the door is never locked. This speaks well for the individual or individuals who work against home enterprise.
One or the other's standing is put to the test; just such as this has made Homer what it is, but the "yaller dog" will come along bye and bye.
Transcribed 2005 by Jacqueline King