n Freight Rates on Watermelons is Prob
able—The Chloago and Ohio River
Traffic Association to Consider
the Matter—An Interview
WWi Hon. J.U Hand.
From the Constitution.
Hon. J. L Hand, of Mitchell coun
ty, is in the city on his way to Chicago
to meet the Chicago and Ohio River
Traffic association in the interest o(
the watermelon growers of Georgia.
Several of the leading lines beyond
the Ohio river have intimated that
they would use their influence in the
traffic association to get the same
twenty per cent reduction in freight
rates within their territory that ha 1
been given by all lines within the
Southern Railway and Steamship as
“There is good reason (or a reduc
tion,” said Mr. Hand, “all the reduc
tions heretofore have been made by
the roads south of the Ohio river. The
crops this year will J>e larger than
ever, and the roads ran afford to give
dhis reduction. Rut most important ol
ail, the business can be enormously
developed by the proper rates and
a quickening ol the schedules. By
giving a reduction in rates and making
the schedules what they can be made,
the watermelon’ business can reach
four times as many customers as at
“There are hundreds ol towns of
10,000 population that never saw a
Georgia watermelon. They are not
on the rate sheet, and the melons
would have to pay local rates to them
from the distributing centers that have
rates. Besides this, they have at pres
ent to eo into these centers and buy
the melons. That makes two com
missions, and this, with the local freight
added to the through rates, is more of
a burden than the melons will carry.
With through rates to these points we
could ship to them direct, and have to
pay only one commission for selling
the melons. I am sa iled to pay a
commission once, but two commissions
make mote of a burden than we can
stand. The future of the truck busi-
: ' nesi is enormous. It is only limited
by the consumption.”
“How does it pay?”
“The average net return per car of
melons last year was $43 for those
shipped in ventilated cars, and $7.30
(or those shipped in ordinary box cars.
Many of the melons that went in box
cars did not pay freight, and about
twenty five per cent of the crop went
that way last year.
“We have the statement from the
Central and the Louisville and Nash
ville roads that they have built 2100
new ventilated cars for this season’s
, business. The Louisville and Nash
ville road has given the business a care
and thoughtfu' attention not equalled
• by any other except the Western and'
Atlantic, and with good results for the
shippers. The Central road^lso has
been disposed to handle ihe business
as-’well as possible, and has been con
siderate ot the shippers’ interest. The
Shvannah, Florida and Western road
has not given the business the same
thoughtful attention that has been
given by the other roads I have men
tioned, and I think it is due to this
fact that the acreage is 25 to 33 per
cent less on its line this year.
'•That road, however, inaugurated
an admit able system, for which I wish
•to give full credit. They posted wa
termelon bulletins at every station
every morning, showing the cars
routed the day before from its line—
so many to Louisville, so many to
Cincinnati, Chicago and various
pointr. This is a great help to the
shippers, and if kept up regularly, with
E;* promptness and accuracy on all the
roads in the watermelon territory, giv
ing the information by ten o’clock in
the morning at each station, the prob
lem of avoiding glutted markets will
be solved. There was not a great
deal of trouble from a general flow of
melons .to one market last year.
There was a time in July when all the
markets were flooded; but that could
not be helped, as it was due to the
rapid maturing of the crop.
“What does it cost to raise melons?
Can the farmers make money at $30
net on a car?”
“I ihinMf perhaps, after awhile, they
may do that. In new territory the
yield is nothing like it is where the
business has been going on for years
There is a great deal of mjuutiic that
it takes experience and intelligence to
go through successfully. The melon
crop takes a great deal more attention
than the cotton crop. In cotton the
culture has got down to settled ruts. I
I have two cotton plantations that I
' have not seen this year, but I sec iny
watermelons every week.
“As to cost, the growers are using
feitilizers a great deal now. They put
about $10 worth on an acre. Ferti
lized to that extent the acre will prob
ably produce a car load of melons,
• while thVaverage yield in new territory
is about a car to three acres and a
half. It costs about $4 an acre to
cultivate'the melons, and about $10 a
car to load. them. There is $24 a car
before it leaves the station, under the
$1 most favorable circumstances. Be
sides this, something must be allowed
pnr'ieM on the land. I know of hun
dreds of poor devils who did not get
enough for their melons to pay for the
fertilizer last year.
- - Another danger we have to guard
against is from the sharpen who infest
the territory. Here is an instance:
Last summer two men got oil the train
at my station One was a traveling
man (rom whom 1 bought goods lor
several years; an honorable ma . rep
resenting a good house. He intro
duced the other man as a dealer
watermelons. The fellow was a good
talker and handed me a card with the
cut of a six story house will' ‘Carlrigl
Brothers” across the top. He to'd me
he was taking consignments of melons
and handling them to good advantage,
but did not press me for shipments
He said he got quotations every day
and while there he received a telegram
giving quo'ations They were about
with the market and not high enough
'to cause suspicion He did not claim
10 get any more lor melons than any
body else, but said he had an arrange
ment by which he got a freight rebate
that amounted to <25 a car. and he
gave his customers the benefit of that
I was still cautious, and he went off
without any shipments After he left
he sent me quotations, and they ran
along abou- with the market. I con
eluded I would try him. and shipped
two cars to Clartright Brothers, at Cm
cinnati I wailed till the day before
they were due there and wired: ‘I have
shipped two cars; quote prices.’ He
wired back a reasonable quotation,
and the next day reported that the
melons had arrived and were in fine
condition. Then he reported that they
were selling well and bringing good
prices. I shipped three’ more cars
and wired him to send me a check and
account of sales. A week passed, and
no check came, and I wired Mr. Twit-
ty, who was traveling north, to go to
Cincinnati and and see who had re
ceived the melons from the railroad.
He foond that the railroad had deliv
ered them on the order ol “Cartright
Brothers” to a well known commission
house. At the commission house he-
found that the melons had been sold for
good prices, and they had paid over to
the fellow $100 a car above all expens
cs. They did not know him and on
investigation it was found that there
was no such six story building and no
such firm in the city.
“To avoid this the market committee
is preparing a list of commission mer
chants, with ratings, showing who is
reliable, who is unreliable, who is slow
and who is prompt in remitting ”
Is it possible to build up an indi
vidual business as a melon grower by
shipping melons of special varieties
and advertising them in special . mar
kets until there is a specific demand
for those melons?”
Yes. and I am doing that now on
The Jones melon. It is small, almost
imilar in shape to the Koto gem and
ships well, but has a fine flavor. It is
dark green. Striped slightly, with right
green_vtnes. I have advertised it m
several cities, where reliable retailers
have handled it for me several sensors
and I get larger returns on those ship
ments than many others.”
Nashville, Tenn.. May 16.-A rnon
ument to the confederate dead was un
veiled in Mount Olivet cemetery this
afternoon in the presence of a vast as
semblage. Survivors of the war were
present in large number-, from allovir
the state. The floral offerings were
magnificent and profuse. The orator
of the day wast Gob \V. C. P. Breck-
enbndge, of Kentucky. Daughters ol
Col. B. F. Cheatheni, of Tennessee,
unveiled the monument.
The Tallapoosa glass works brought
85,9^9.75 at public sale -Saturday.
The works will be put in active oper
ation right nway.
Gov. Fleming signed the Jackson
ville charter bill xesterdav. The an
nouncement was r<ccived with an out
burst of applause. The bill insures
honest, capable local government for
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For 11 long time 1 suffered witli Catarrh,
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IV, F. Wabk, Marshal,
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heretofore published lu tbe Thomasvllle En
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Tbe Sheriff's advertisements, which have
heretofore been published In the Thomasvllle
Times, will, hereafter, be published In the
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May 18,18897 Sheriff.
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Block, Savannah, Ga. f
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4 Ay^/cieaus and Pre-serves the Tteth'
Two furnished rooms with kitchen privi
leges, one block from business part of town,
for rent a: $KI OO per month.
E M MALLETTK:
AND MOST *
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN
THE-SOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
Wo through exproes trains dally, with Pull
mau Palm-o Buffet Sleeping Cara by night,
nnd Chair Curs by day, between Cin-
clnnntti and Chicago, Indiunnpo- <
Its HTfd Chicago, and also bo
tween Louisville and
where close con-
fuectlons are nmde for
St. Paul, Fargo, Blsmark, Pol-
land,SJ Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Jntormodlate—
New Fast Mail,
Leaving Lxilsvl l!o, Dally except Sunday, at
7 -30 a. ni. Cincinnati!. Dully, except Sunday
at 7 :15. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55.
The most rapid scrvlco ever attempted do-
tween the Great Commercial Cities on the
Ohio River and Chicago.
hrough Coupon Tickets, BAggago check
ed to destination, and your safety nud com
fort provided for, are among tho points that
have mado tho
Universally and dosorvedly popular.
OHNB.CARSOS, Vluo-pros't nnd Ooil'l M.-r
W. II. McDOEL, Gen'! Traffic Mannger,
E. O. MCCORMICK. Qcn.l PasBonger Agent
R. W. GLADINO. Pasaongor and Freight Agt.
158 Broad St.. Thomaaville Ga.
W. D. SCOTT,
Sheet Metal * *
READ THIS COLUMN, in Improved and
NEW OFFERINGS IN
BY E. M. MALLETTE.
1 huve experienced workmen in my employ
and am prepared to do all kinds of sheet
metal and plumbing work iu tho best possi
GALVANIZED IRON CoRNICE, Architectur
al and Ornamental Work In Iron, Zinc or
Copper. SLATE and TIN ROOFING, Sheet
Brass and Copper Wtirk, Plumbing, Gus nnd
HOTEL AND JOB WORK A SPECIALTY.
I keep on hand a full, stock of Bright and
Roofing Tlu, Galvanized, Russia. Smoko-
Ptack and Plain Iron, Sheet Brass, Planished,
Tinned and Plain Coppers;* Zinc, Solder,
Spelter and Wire. x
My prices are reasonable aud those who
contemplate having work done or purchasing
anything lu my lino will find It to their In
terest to confer with mo boforo placing their
orders. Ofllco and shop over Watt A Bro. s,
Broad St.. Thomasvllle Ga.
SHORT HMD WRITHE.
Mr. Josenb M. Drcycr ofl'urs his services
to the public as a stenographer and type
writer. All work promptly done aud satis
faction guaranteed. Apply to or address,
JOSEPH it. DilEYER,
at Me n'.yre & McIntyre's office, Broad st
(Opposite PIney Woods Hotel.)
THOMAS VILLE, - GA
E. B. Whiddon, Prop,
This house, located In the most desir
able und central part of the city. Is new
nnd complete In every particular. Fur
nished In the most elegnnt manner and
provided with nil conveniences of mod
ern hotels Tho menu Is porreet, nnd
tho service rendorod by trained nnd po-
llto servants. Terms reasonable, and
8 rices graded according to nceoinmodu-
ons furnished. Carriages from the
house meet all trains.
THOgASVILLE ABSTRACT CO.
ABSTRACTS OF CONVEYANCES
To City anil Coitnlrv i’roporly, in
Thomas eotutly, fitriiLlioil at si. >rl
notice. ' aH
Special Price* In Ileal K*!atc. Deile.nl
OFFICE:—With Arthur 1’uttcn, Attorn.')
st (.aw, Masonic building,
107 Broad St.. - - Tiiomasvili.k, t A
Contractors & Builders
THOMAS VILLE, GA.
We will be glad to make contracts for. or
superintend, all classes ofbulldlugs, public
or private, in cither brick or wood. Will fur
nish plans and speelflea'Ions it required. If
you want any building done call on us, and
we will submit estimates whether contract is
awarded us or not. We will guaranteo satis
faction In all our work. Wo refer to tho many
buildings erected by us In Tho mas ville, aud
to all partlos for whom wo have worked.
Bhop on Fletcher st., 2nd door from Broad.
Thomasvllle, Ga., April 3,1889.
$10,000, Another old southern home.
1,500 acres live miles from city, good road,
splendid pear orchard, netted lostyear, $415,
Houses in good repair. This is a great bar
.'UJOO. 100 acres two miles from town, run
ning from one public road to another and
divided by the Boulevard. A very valua
ble tract, well located for sub-dividing, and
will make a good profit as a speculation.
20,000 acres of timber lands in Thomas
and Colquitt counties at $1 per acre. These
lands are good farming lands nnd n~c intrin-
cically worth $5 per acre.
$2,500. Unmistakably the liundsomest
residence lot in the city, 200x200 feet on
corner Hansell street nnd Colton avenue,
fronting the park. There is absolutely no
possible objection to this property.
The only -isincss lots on Broad street at
$90.00 per per front foot. flB*
$1,500. New place, lot looxDOT on three
streets in suburbs at $1,500. The improve
•ments cost $2,100. Owner must realize on
property immediately and offers at this great
J have every description of property for
sale. Residence lots at $200 to $500 on
good streets. First-class residence property in
most popular localities will cost more money,
but I have it too. I offer two splendid
little farms with gems of pear orchards on
them. 1 >ffer plantations of all kinds', sizes
and prices. Any one having any idea of
buying will act very unwise'y to do
without seeincr me.
Lands For Sale
Tibi 210 acres ef land in Tin,mas
county, being parts of lots lit and 78 In
tlio 14th DIst., und known ns tho Geo.
W. Whitehurst place. Wilt sell for
St,000,—ono fourth, ono third, or one
half cash, nnd tint balance in from ono
to six years,—to suit purchaser, with
Interest at rate of eight per cent, per
uniiuni on deferred payments, payahlo
annuallv. For further particulars ud-
dress M m. E Sisimons,
taul-tf Atlanta. Ga.
Go to lleDpie’a, on Broad »t., opposite
Mitchell House, for a meal or Oygtera in
any shape. Rooms to,let, also, and board
reasonable by the day, week or month, tf
E. M. IVIALLETTE,
HEAL ESTATE BROKER,
The Anderson Cot
tage, Crawford St.,
next to Whiddon
House and nearPi-
ney Woods Hotel.
One fourth cash,
balance in five
Real Estate A frenev,
BOX 22 RITY.