VOL 1 NO 10.
THOM ASVIT.LK, GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1880.
$5.00 PER ANNUM
News Notes Aboat Town
5,000 yards Checked Nainsook at 5c,
5,000 yards Checked Nainsook at 8c,
worth 12 1-2.
5,000 yards Checked Naiiy>ook at io,
5,000 yaids Figured White Lawn at
12 i-2c, worth 20
This is a special
drive and is well
worth your atten
5,000 yards white India Linen at 5c,
5,000 yards white India Linen at 8c,
worth 12 : -2.
5,000 yards white India l.incn at 10c,
We have the best
and largest assort
ment of white lawns
ever offered in this
market. Would call
your special atten
tion to our
which in width, fin
ish and sheerness of
woof, surpasses any
thing ever shown at
£5 dozen bleached damask towels,
knotted fringe, at 15c, well worth
25 dozen Httckabock Towels at 10c,
F'or 25c we can give you the very
best towel, 1 1-4 yards long, all linen
and last colored borders, ever shown
About People You Know, or May
PUT IN PITHY PACKAGES,
The Guards meet to-night.
No police court yesterday morning.
Will Stegall spent Sunday at home.
Rev. N. B. Ousley, of Cairo, was in
the city yesterday.
Mr C. G. Harris, of Quitman, is in
The first brick was laid in the new
A cant-get-away club will be or
ganized for the summer.
Mr. L. T. Creech, of Quitman, was
in town yesterday.
Milton Reed, of Louisville, is regis
tered at the Stuart.
Miss Bessie Baker left yesterday for
a few days visit to Florida- •
Miss Paramore, of Boston, is visit
ing Mrs. Dr. Culpepper.
Mr. Harry M. Baker, of Savannah,
is visiting relatives in the city. .
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The summer train has set in
cars were full of passengers yesterday
l>r. J. T. Culpepper and family re
turned Irom Boston yesterday.
Mr. Crawf Stegall and family, re
turned to Bainbridge yesterday.
Messrs. Flawkins & Snodgrass have
moved into their new quarters.
Col. A. T. Mclutyre went up to
Hardaway yesterday morning.
Mr. P. W. Jones, of Mobile, was
among the Alabamians in the city
Messrs J. M. Scott and J.C. Brown,
of New York, were at the Stuart yes
The cool wave is broken. The
thermometer wcut up to 67 yesterday
Paradise Park is one of the most
popular places in town on Sunday
The Guarantee Title Coumpany’s
future is assured. The last dollar of
the stock was taken yesterday.
The Thomasville Base Ball Club
will meet every afternoon at the col
lege campus to practice for the match
game iu the near future.
Our new and elegant selection of
□Hallies are still all the rage, and are
telling at a very satisfactory rate. In
mmmer silks we have still some very
‘hoice patterns left, which we are
jffering at greatly reduced rates.
Our remnant counter lor this week
ontains some very desirable bar-
;ains, and mothers would do well to
ake advantage of this.
All lilies complete.
to be the largest.
Pi •ices lower than
ever. Do not fail to
come and inspect.
We are anxious to
show you our goods
whether you buy or
A rather strange coincidence hap
pened at Mr. John I. Parker’s resi
dence Sunday afternoon. Of the seven
male persons present, all of them were
Thursday will he a big day with
the colored people, the Bainbridge
fire company and base hall club have
announced their intention of being
Capt. Tom Lake spent Sunday and
Monday with his family at Camilla
Capt. Joe Gilbert had charge of the
MonticeHo train during his absence.
Ben Comfort, baggage-master at
the passenger depot is taking a few
days at Boston His brotfier, Mr.
Dan Comfort, is acting pro tem dur
ing his absence.
Miss Stella Baker, who has been
spending some time visiting friends in
Savannah, returned home yesteday.
Architect Guuu has prepared plans
for a two story brick stable for Messrs.
Culpepper & Cox, of Albauy. It
will be the best arranged and most
complete building of the kind iu South
A little colored boy was arrested
yesterday for larceny of some articles
from Ball & Bro.’s store. He was
The Boston World paid the Thora-
asvillc base ball club a high compli
ment as gentlemanly, Well behaved
1321BB0AD13T.. lOOB.IJAOISONl i young men, and good ball players.
Standing in the Shadow of tho Gallows
Will Dibil, who killed Walter
Long last December, is in Thomas
county jail, wailing the execution of
death sentence which was passed on
him last April court.
On the 14th of the present month,
between the hours of 11 and 2, Sher
iff Hurst will play the part of execu
tioner in the final act of tho tragedy
that, opened with' the brutal murder,
and Will’s spirit will pass into the
Sunday morning, while the church
bells were ringing out an invitation
to all the world to come and worship
the great giver of nil good, otir re
porter, through the courtesy of Sheriff
Hurst, was permitted to interview
the condemned man.
Months of confinement have told on
Will's herculean form, and his bright
ginger bread color has faded into a
cross between a bottle green and bite
color that makes the tallow dip. He
came out ofltis cell gladly, after the
chains about his neck that confine him
to the floor had been removed, and as
he stretched his almost gigantic limbs,
to emphasize his temporary freedom,
it was easy to see that when iu tho
full possession of his great strength,
he had power to execute the villainy
suggested by his low receding fore
head. Taking a seat at the window
he gazed out at the bright sunlight,
the flowers and the passers by with a
wishiul look. “I was once a free
man,” lie said, “and could walk
abroad. Now -1 am a prisoner ami
never again can I breathe the pure
air of heaven.”
It was easy to sec that he felt the
shadow of tho great change that is
just before him, and for a moment
his face wore au expression.jif jmut
terublo sadness. When questioned by
the reporter lie talked freely of his
crime, and while lie jirofesses to be
ready for the great cliauge that awaits
him, it was easy to see from the gloat
ing, boastful manner iu which he
spoke of the murder of Loug, that lie
feels no real sorrow for ltia crime.
Will was born iu Telfair county,
Georgia, May 20th, 1860. Iu 1881
he wcut to Florida, where he worked
on railroads and iu rafting timber.
Last September he came to Thomas
county and got work with Mr. Ed.
Clay, who had a contract to furnish
wood for the rack at Lcb. He board
ed with Walter Long, and he says that
it was the green-eyed monster that
first caused unpleasant feelings be
tween Walter and himself.
He claims that Walter had made
threats against him, and it was on
account of these threats that he wreak
ed such a summary vengeance.
Will has never dissipated, and he
says he never had anything like a se
rious difficulty before the one that
terminated so disastrously to him.
“I killed him right," said Will.
This assertion was made, without
the slightest semblance for what he
The near approach of death has not
destroyed Will’s love for the good
things of life. He eats heartily and |
sleeps well. ■
He has sold his body to Dr. F. S.j
Dekle and is living on the proceeds. !
Commissioners’ Court Yesterday.
The Board of County Commismon-
ers was in session yesterday,
Commissioners Bullock and Finu
who were recently appointed by Gov.
Gordon as a part of the new Board,
(Col. Wright, Dr, Mallette and Jas.
F. Lilly were the other appointees,)
were^sworn in by Ordinary Merrill.
Considerable routine business was
transacted, and then Mr. Will ,L.
Landrum, representing the Pauly
Jail Building ’and Manufacturing
Company, of St. Louis, Missouri,
canto before the body and made an
elaborate and exhaustive explanation
of the material used by his compauy
in the construction of prisons.
The Pauly Company is the only
one in the world that does nothing
but build jails, and as it makes a
specialty of such work, great care is
exercised in the materials used and in
the sanitation and ventilation of its
buildings. The Board adopted a
plan submitted by Mr. Landrum,
which provides for a substantial
building, with two-story residence in
front and two-story jail iu rear. The
first floor of the jail portion is taken
up by nit office for jailor, dining room
and two cell rooms. Tho upper floor
will have four iron and steel cages
for prisoners charged with serious
crimes. The cages are thoroughly
veutilated aud are so arranged that
the jailor can commuuicatc with the
prisoners without coming into contact
The plans as adopted will cost
nothing, if the Pauly company secures
any part of the work, and only $150
if the contract is let to other parties.
Tho building will cost in the neighbor
hood of 810,000.
Col. Wright, as chairman of the
committee in charge of the matter,
will advertise for bids under the plans
and specifications as adopted, said
bids to be received until July 1st,
reserving the right to reject any or
all of them. Thomas county will
soon hnve the best jail in the state.
Counoil Meeting last Night.
Mayor pro-tem Merrill was in the
chair last night.
Vigilant Fire Company was grant
ed use of Paradise Park for parade
on Thursday, Jttuo 6th.
Alderman Wright introduced a
resolution changing the date of elec
tion for issue of bonds fur purchase
of Paradise Park to a day to he nam
ed hereafter. Tho resolution was
adopted, and so the election will not
come off the last of this mouth.
The Willing Workers.
This society held its first regular
meeting yesterday afternoon. About
thirty were present, and several new
members were added to the roll.
The society is moving off finely,
and the young ladies arc taking much
interest in it.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
K. Thomas JrT 120 Broad Street.
O. S. Bondurant Vounteor Observe r
Weather Bulletin for the 24 hours ending
at 7 o’clock P. M June 3, 1889.
2 p. in
t p- m
Maximum for 24 hours..
Minimum “ “ “
As the writer stood by the open
bier of this venerable dead he felt that
lie could say truly: “Here lies all
that is mortal of one of Thomas coun
ty’s oldest and best citizens.”
He was born in Montgomery coun
ty, Ga., March 27th, 1818, and was
tile son of Joseph and Elizabeth Mil
ler. When a young man he moved
to F'lorida, near the Miccosuki lake,
and served in the tSeminole Indian
war. About 1840 he moved to
Thomas county, where he has ever
In 1841 lie married Miss Annie
Jones, who died several years ago.
He served in the Confederate service
during our late war.
The w l iter, ever since boyhood, has
known Mr. Miller as a neighbor and
friend. During all these years he has
known nothing but what was strictly
honorable; nothing that could man
tle the checks of his children with
shame, but all that could fill them
with conscious pride for a worthy an
He did not make a great noise in
life, but quietly aud unassumingly he
filled his station its father, huaband
aud citizen; as near faultless as is per
mitted to frail human nature.
He strictly attended to his owl
business aud lot other people’s affairs
alone, but a call of charity was never
slighted. He was converted when
quite young, aud lived and died in the
faith of tin Primitive Baptist church.
lie has left a worthy posterity as a
heritage to the county, aud his sons
and daughters have inherited the vir
tues of their parents.
It is well that a county can boast
of such citizens ns Mr. Miller; and
though lie passed the Scriptural limit
of three score years and ten, wo can
bill resign him to a cold aud silent
grave with regret.
May those who come after him con
tinue to practice those virtues which
his life so potently taught.
Many reductions in
prices have been
made on fine goods
out for the
Messrs. Editors :
To the prompt, well directed aud ;
almost superhuman work of my neigh- j
bora and friends, white and colored, j
am I indebted for an escape from a I
To say that I appreciate in the i
highest and most comprehensive sense j
their great kindness does but feebly i
express my gratitude. 1 desire thus
A Driver Knocked Out.
Will Martin and Delanmtto Man
sell, two colored youths, had a fight
in Toekwotten Sunday night. Martin
knocked Delamotto down with a
board, stunning him for a short time.
Further trouble was prevented by the
interference of friends of the parties.
Delamotto is the driver of ait ice
Ladies Benevolent Society.
l’lie members of the Ladies Benev
olent Society are requested to meet at
Library rooms on Wednesday, June
tlth, at h o’clock p. m.
Mrs. S. J.. Hayes, Pres.
Miss Jm.ia Stark, Sec.
Laying, tho Cornor Stone 04 tho New
The programme of services as pub
lished in the Times-Extekukise of
Sunday was carried out yesterday af
The following articles were placed
in the stone;
Date of the first organization of the
Parish of St. Thomas.
Date of the completion of the first
church built in the Parish.
Names of the various Rectors that
have been in charge of the Parish.
Names of the vestrymen and war
Names of the building committee.
Name of the architect.
Names ot the contractors and
builders, wrapped in silk.
Copies of Times-Enterpuis.
Copy of the Churchman.
Photographs of Bishop Bcckwitli
Coins of various denominations.
sxpress my grt
mnliety to thank each one present
’or their efficient help. Such acts of
kindness touch tho heart to the quick,
and ennobles human nature.
Roiit. G. Mitchell.
Married, ou Sunday afternoon at
six o’clock, at the residence of her
mother, corner of Jackson qtn.l Love
streets, Miss TtUuU Little to Mr. T.
B. HcotJ, formerly of Virginia, more
recently of Texas, Rev. A. W. Clislty
The base ball game with Mouticcllo
is trying to be arranged for Thursday.
This is done because after that date
some of the best players of the local
club will leave the city. A party of
twenty-five will be made up and ex
cursion rates secured—half fare. This
is » fine opportunity to have a fine
time and take in the attractions of
The streets were full of people yes
Almost a Fire.
Sunday morning, a few minutes after
11 o’clock, fire was discovered in the
root of the kitchen of Capt. R, G.
Mitchell. The roof was destroyed,but
no other damage was done. Neigh
bors and friends did splendid service
in stopping the progress of the fiatnes.
The dwelling stood quite near, and
would have been burned if the fire had
not been stopped.
The Guards arc called for a regu
lar monthly meeting to-night iu
Guard’s Artnoty at 8 o'clock. By
order of C. P. Hanseli.,
C. H. Smith, C. T, G.
Call and see our
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
Dr; (Ms House
Mitchell House Corner