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TEIOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1880.
5,000 yards Checked Nainsook at 5c,
5,000 yards Checked Nainsook at Sc.
worth 12 1-2.
5 000 yards Checked Nainsook at 10,
5,000 yards Figured White I.awr. at
12 1-2C, worth 20
This is a special
drive and is well
worth your atten
5,000 yards wh.te India Linen at 50,
s,ooo yards white India Linen at 8c,
worth 12 : 2.
5,000 yards white India Linen at foe,
worth 15. . .
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■ We have the best,
and largest assort
ment of white lawns
market! Would call
your special atten
tion to our
which in width, fin
ish and sheerness of
woof, surpasses any
thing ever shown at
25 dozen bleached damask towels,
knotted hinge, at 15c, well worth
25 dozen llnckahock rowels at 10c,
For 25c we can give you the very
best towel, t 1 4 yards long, all linen
and last colored borders, ever shown
Our new and elegant selection of
Ohalltes are still all the rage, and are
selling at a very satisfactory rate. In
summer silks we have-still some very
choice patterns left, which we are
offering at greatly reduced rates.
Our remnant counter lor this week
contains some very desirable bar
gains, and mothers would do well to
take advantage of this.
All lines complete.
to be the largest.
Prices lower than
ever. Do not fail to
come and inspect.
We are anxious to
show you our goods
whether you buy or
News Notes About Town
About People You Know, or May
PUT IN PITHY PACKAGES.
The last mail was a little late yes
The summer schedule rates were
put on yesterday.
Clever Henry Smith, of Savannah,
was in town yesterday.
Fires in June. This is unusual nud
certainly not desirable.
Mr. C. W. Talley, of New York, is
stopping at the Stuart.
A. 15. Solomon, “the popular,' 1 is
spending Sunday in the city.
Mr. J. C. Simmons, of Baltimore,
spent yesterday in the city.
Mr. Crawl. Stegall and family came
up from Bainbridge yesterday.
Mr. Juo. G. Rushing, of Macon,
was in the city yesteaday.
• Mr. R. A f Sprattiug, of Atlanta,
was at the Stuart yesterday,
A safe was put in the Western Union
Telegraph Company’s olftce yesterday.
Mr. Redden Smith, ! Jr., went down
to Metcalfe on business yesterday.
Officer Kottmau sold a lot of house
hold furniture at auction yesterday.
Mr. Rule Eaves, of Valdosta, came
down yesterday to visit old friends.
Judge B. B. Bower, of Bainbridge,
was in the city yesterday morning.
The Guards, are drilling twice a
week, in their new Armory, over
Reese & Eason’s.
Mr. W. F. Pearce, of Cincinnati, is
among the Northerners in the city to
Mr. W. B. Whiteworth, of New
Orleans, La., was among the strangers
from a distance in the city yesterday.
West & Fcarn will fit up the hand
somest office in the city. These young
gentlemen are as full of energy ns
they are of business capacity.
Mr. W. F. Edmunson left Friday
for a visit to old friends inLaGrange.
He will be absent several weeks. 1
Mrs. Tochie McDonell and chil
dren; who have been visiting the fam
ily here, left yesterday morning for
A Comparison that is not Odious.
An absence of ten days from Thora-
asville, during which time Middle and
Upper Georgia were visited, gives a
splendid opportunity for comparing
our own city with other towns and
cities in the state. It is not the pur
pose of the writer to make invidious
comparisons hut he is content to con
tinue his lot with Thomnsville aud
her people, believing that their futur c
It is certainly true that middle aud
upper portions of the state are im
proving; evidences of .such improve
ment are to be seenr on every hand,
and they arc of a nature to betoken
solid progress, but Smith Georgia is
not bellied in the march of ma
terial growth that is abroad in the
state. Taking Thomasville as the
repraentntive town ofour section, it
is not outside the pale of perfect
truth to say that it shows more evi
dence of solid thrift than any town
or city of anything like its size in the
state. Besides this, it is undoubtedly
true, that if clean and well kept
streets, neat and attractive' residences,
beautiful flowers and gardens are to
be taken as indicators of thrift,
Thomasville will impress every visitor
as the most attractive and prosperous
town in Georgia.
The good name of Thomasville has
gone abroad, and it excites a thrill of
pleasure to hear the many pleasant
things that are said of Thomasville
whenever her name is mentioned.
Where so much is expected it will
require extra efforts on the part of
Thomasville to prevent disappointing
people, who, attracted by her reputa
tion, come to see, either with a view
of buying or in search of health or
1 -This means That out
afford to relax their efforts to push
the fortunes of our town.
THOMAS COUNTY COMMISSION
Mrs. >S. E. Rowlett, of Eric, Fla., is
on n visit to her daughter, Mrs. J. J.
Biggs, on Carroll Ilill, Mrs. Rowlett
brings with her some fine samples of
pine apples grown on her place in
Miss Cora Cassels returned yester
day from a visit to Savannah, and
relatives, residing in Liberty county.
The Chattahoochee passenger train
brought in a large number of passen
gers yesterday, many of them being
residents of adjacent small towns com
ing here to do their week's trading.
Capt. Milton Brown, who was killed
in Kansas by the cyclone of Thursday,
was closely related to Jeweler \V. S.
Brown, of this city.
The friends of Mr. E. P. Fearn will
be glad to know that he is improving,
and will be able to be at his place ol
business in a few days.
Mr. Aleck S. White has returned
to his work, His recovery hits been
rapid and is a source of much gratifi
cation to his friends.
Messrs Snodgrass & Hawkins have
rented offices in the Wright building,
formerly occupied by the Enterprise
Mr. John Lewis has rented the
Bruce store formerly occupied by B.
Clewis & Co. He will open up a gro
cery store next fall.
The negro who was shot on the
Jones place, some time ago, is im
proving and will probably recover
from his serious wounds.
Mr. F. A. Jones, of Savannah, and
Miss Tadic, his daughter, are on a
1321BROAB5ST - laOR.fJAOKBONl I visit to Mr. S. A. Jones, in this city.
Messrs. Snodgrass & Hawkins, two
of Thomasville’s young and clevor at
torneys, have lormed a co-partnership
to practice law, and have moved into
the office formerly occupied by the
See notice of Lewis A Blanton, and
call and liquidate your indebtedness
if you owe them anything, as Mr.
Lewis retires from the firm and the
business must be closed.
The Governor Decides that the Commis
sions Shall Issue.
Atlanta, May 31.—Ou the re
commendation of Judge Hanscll, the
governor ou April 20 appointed as
commissioners of road and reveuues of
Thomas county, Messrs. A. P.
Wright, John L. Finn, J. A. Bul
lock, M. Iv. Malletlo and Jamc3 F.
Lilly. The commissions were for
warded to the ordinary of the county,
but before the delivery (lie governor
telegraphed that they be svith-held.
Ilis attention had been called to a
local act of 1887 for Thomas county,
providing that these commissioners
shall be appointed or confirmed by
the grand jury of the county. After
submitting the matter to the attorney-
general the governor decided that the
commissions should issue and has so
advised the ordinary.
The opinion reached, was that the
local act is clearly unconstitutional,
but the commissions were ordered is
sued to the gentle nan named for
other and valid reasons.
It will be inferred from the above,
which is a special to the Macon Tele
graph, that the recommendation of
the grand jury has not been noted on,
and that the first commissions issued
will hold. It is enough to say that
Thomas county is safe in the hands of
either board, whatever may have been
the rearm for the action on the part
of the governor.
Mrs. R. W. McDonell and children,
who have been spending some time
with Mr, and Mrs. Geo.G. N. McDon
ell, 'returned to their home in Macon
Our post office employes are cqm-
plaining of dullness in their business.
This is the most striking commentary
on the state of trade that could be
Mr. Y. B. Beasley, who was the
night telegraph operator here (or the
winter, but since then at JacksonWIle,
passed through the city yesterday tor
Albany, where he will be stationed.
Capt. “Shuck” Whitaker sold a
horse at auction, corner Broad and
Jackson streets, yesterday. The price
obtained was low, which shows that
horses arc not in as much demand as
My. Henry Johnson, of Patten, has
a fine piece of cotton that lias been
planted only five week; it will average
fourteen inches high and is full of
forms. Look out for Johnson, lie’s
Some Railroad Talk.
A recent trip over the newly com
pleted Georgia Southern and Florida
railroad, from Valdosta to Macon,
has given the reporter an excellent op
portunity to sec what that line has done
for the section through which it runs,
and in turn to see what the country is
doing lor the railroad.
Ioadisone r ^||g||,
There are on the line 53 saw mills, or
an average of one to every two and
three quarters miles of its entire length.
These mills cut a vast amount of lum
ber, which seeks a market over the
What the Georgia Southern has
done and is dqutg lor the section
through which it runs would be dupli
cated by a road from Thomasville to
The pine forests along such a line
would give profitable employment to
many mills, which would in turn give
a fine business to the road.
There is no better belt of timber in
the south than that between Thomas
ville and Cordele, and with a road con
necting the towns, owned, controlled
and operated for the benefit ot Thom
asville, this lumber can be turned into
money that will be spent here. This
fact cannot be gainsaid. Thomasville
needs a railroad outlet in the direction
of Macon, Augusta and Atlanta more
urgently than she needs any single
elemnt to promote her growth.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
R. Thomas Jr 1 lli Broad Slreef.
C. S. Boniui-a i', > rrtsor Observe
Weather Itulleo *r the 21 m
at 7 o'clock I’. M Juno I, 128''
Maximum for 2 t hours 7U
Minimum “ “ “ 48
Methodist CiiLiROi:—Rev. Geo.
G. N. MitcDuiiell, Pastor. Preaching
by pastor at 11 a. m. aud 8 p. m.
Prayer meeting 9:30. Sunday-School
3:30 p. m.
Baptist Church:—Rev. AY. J.
Williams, pastor. Sunday school at
9.30 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. in. and
8 p. in. by pastor.
Episcopal Church:—Rev. C. I.
LaRoche, Rector. Services at Library
Sunday morning 11 o’clock; afternoon
5 o’clock: Friday afternoon 5 o’clock.
Catholic Church:—Mush on sec
ond Sunday at 8:30 o’clock a. m.;
sermon at 11 a. in.
in the lecture room—Pastor J. H.
llerberner—services at 11 a. m. and
and at night. Prayer meeting Wed
nesday night at 7:30. Sunday school
9.30 a. m.
Latest Telegraphic News.
Terrible Loss of Life Caused by a
PiTTMmii:, May 31. —A sudden
freshet is reported in tho North Fork
river east of Johnston. Pa., in the
Allegheny mountains. Two-thirds ot
Johnstown is said to he under water,
and the railroads and telegraph lines
are washed out. It is said that tho
reservoir above town broke about
o'clock this evening and an immense
volume of water rushed di
ctipants were swept away,'and scores,
prabably hundreds, of people
frowned. There is no communica
tion with Johnstown, hut a telegraph
operator on the Pennsylvania railroad
tower at Long Hollow, twelve miles
this side of Johnstown, says at least
seventy-five dead Bodies have floated
past. The wires arc all down and no
trains are running east of Blairsville
junction, which is about twenty-fi
miles west of Johnstown. There
uo way to get to the scene of the dis
aster, and lull particulars can hardly
be obtained to night, although every
effort is being made to do so. There
will be no trains through to the cast
before t wnorrow.
Many reductions in
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ball and see
The m rcury instrument used by
Signal Observer Ilondurant registered
48° Friday night. Atlanta and Knox-1
ville were the coldest places in the
United States Friday illuming at 8
o’clpck. The mercury was down to
42“ at each place.
Pilgrims of Pentecost.
A dispatch from Tuscona, Ill,, says:
A peculiar religious sect has stirred
up commotion in this county. They
call themselves “The Pentecost
Band,’’ and it is believed they arc
seeking to make converts to Mormon-
ism. They have broken tip several
families at Carnmgo, and induced
several wives and young women to
travel with thorn. Two of the preach
ers were mobbed there Monday night,
and Rev. Silicrt was nearly killed.
An attack was also made on Rev.
Nelson, leader of the band here. He
escaped and at once left the city.
Use Both Hands.
The regular meeting of this society
will he held at the lecture room,
Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
Marshal Snair returned yesterday
morning irom Arkansas, where he
went, in company with his wife, to
visit their daughter, Mrs. Gottwals
aud family. They found them all
well and very much pleased with their
western home. Mrs. Spair will re
main until fall.
A Father’s Vigil.
Frtmi tii*r Terre Haute Express.
Mr. Figg—Here’s a little toy I’ve
brought for Tommy to amuse himself
with. Pigs in Clover, I believe they
Tommy—Say, paw, ain’t you goin’
to lemnie see that puzzle?
Mr. Figg—Go to bed! You ought
to he in bed nu hour ago!”
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Mrs. Figg—John Figg, are you
going to sit up all night?
Mr. Figg—I’ll be there in a minute.
I’ve got them all in but oue.
Mrs. Figg—Have you been up all
night, John Fiprg?
Mr. Figg—None of your business.
Tommy—.Say, paw, where’s my
Mr. Figg—In the stove.
Recently, in my close attention in
many years capacity at the circuit court,
I have been suffering from partial or
incipient paralysis of the right hand,or
what is otherwise known as pen paral
ysis, the result, of course of constant
writing with that hand. With so little
use of that member I am beginning
to make my left hand very useful, and
I find it a much more important Icat-
tire than we usually imagine. I think
the habit of cultivating the service ot
the left hand should be more general
and taught from early cht dhood; in
that way the flexibility would be estab
lished and the right hand saved from
the great strain upon it. It is not at all
necessary to be what is termed “left-
handed” to be enabled to use that
hand. I know one young lady artist
who is not at all so. yet who can use
the left hand as well as the right per
fectly by cultivation. She can draw
with the left hand as easily as she can
with the right one, turned toward the
right. My case should be a warning
to writers especially, not to leave all
strain to one Hand, but to cultivate the
service of the other, or, at least, its
assistance. I now have to do much
of my writing with my left, and accom
plish it quite as well as with the right,
and 1 am, by no means, left-handed.
—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
10c line of assorted
Dress Goods. Only
about 20 pieces left.
We have another
invoice of Hemstitch
ed embroidered floun-
ings coming*. They
will be open for in
spection on the 22nd.
For genuine good
goods, at closing out
prices, call at
Dry Ms Hoa
Mitchell House Corner