April 12, 1899
No doubt The Gazette readers have decided that the correspondent has long since given up the “dotting” from this place. School duties have been too pressing to gather many “dots,” much less to write them; therefore, the editor, is well as the readers, will please pardon the long delay.
Mr. T. J. Rabun is again selling goods in Spearsville. Mr. B. F. Post is “general manager,” and he fairs not to solicit trade.
The cars can be heard here now daily. The exciting tones of the whistle have about subsided and the people generally are losing sight of the idea that the railroad will make them a support.
Farmers are quite backward about corn planting. If corn was the only crop it would seem that no time is lost, as the weather still remains cold; but cotton being the principal crop, of course corn ought to be planted.
The peach crop seems to be entirely destroyed here.
The pupils of New Hope school have organized a debating society, and all seem to be much interested.
Mr. H. W. Brazeal has just recovered from a severe attack of muscular rheumatism.