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Summer excursions are now in
The Wolff residences in Fletcher-
ville are going up rapidly.
Mr. Thomas M. Allen, of Ameri-
cus, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Bessie Moore went down to
Mr. G. D. Forbes, of Baltimore, is
among the strangers in the city.
There will he an excursion to St.
Simons Island, commencing Saturday.
A. B. Solomon, the veteran drum
mer, was in the city yesterday.
The most of the excursionists to the
convention returned home yesterday.
Very few farmers are seen on the
streets nowadays. This is a good sign:
they are sticking to their crops.
The farmers report that the wind
Monday night blew the corn down
Mr. Newcomb Cohen, agent of the
Miners’ and Merchants’ Line, was
among the guests at the Stuart yes
Mrs. Amanda Seward returned
yesterday afternoon from a visit of
some weeks to friends in Savannah.
Judge Mitchell held the regular
monthly term of the County Court
yesterday. There was only one crimi
nal case on the docket.
Judge l-Iansell and wife, went over
to Monticello yesterday afternoon.
The Judge will return to-day. but
Mrs. Hanscll will remain some time.
Dr. T. M. Palmer and wife, of
Monticello, came up Monday and
spent the night with Mr, and Mrs. T.
Tom Bennett, one of the base bill
players, was arrested yesterday in the
City Hall by one of the special police
men for disorderly conduct. He was
so abusive as to make it necessary to
lock him up.
Mr. John 0. Culpepper has return
ed from Athens, where he has been in
attendance on the State University.
He took a good stand in his classes.
He will be at home till September,
when the fall term of the University
“A Thing of Beauty” and of Uuefulnesi
Dr. A. P. Taylor has bought,
through Mr. R. Thomas, Jr., from
Mess. Shepard & Dudley, of New
York, the finest single case of surgi
cal instruments in the state.
The case contains 350 different
pieces, and each one is perfect of its
kind. They were made to special
order, given to Dr. Leonard the agent
of Mess. Shepard & Dudley, some
months ago. There is not an opera
tion known to modern snrgery for
which an appropriate and perfect
instrument, cannot be found in' this
case. In addition to the surgical in
struments; the case is provided with
all the appliances needed before, dur
ing and after operations; iron dyed
silk thread, roller bandages, anti
septic gauze, Edenburgh cloth.
All the instilments have the finest
ebony handles, so made that they
cannot catch any of the virus or bac
teria that might attach to them after
operations; the instrumenfs are made
of the finest Damascene steel. Some
of the finer and more delicate instru
ments are made of Aluminum, the
new metal, which is more costly than
sterling silver, and ofjfeather weight.
In addition to the larger and more
elaborate instruments, there is a pock
et case of 25 instruments delicate, and
yet as serviceable as the larger ones.
The instruments are fitted into
trays with mathematical precision
which fit in turn into an aligator ease
not larger than a small hand satchel,
The instruments will be on exhibition
at Mr. R. Thomas’ for a few days,
and if you would see what modern
mechanical skill is able to do for sur
gery drop in.and take a look at them.
Dr. Taylor has made a fine reputa-
as a surgeon and by this latest acqui
sition he is pluced abreast with the
best operators in tho country.
Off for St. Simons.
Messrs. Mitch B. Jones and J. Mon
lye Lee, left for St. Simons Island
yesterday at noon, and Mr. G. W.
Henderson went at 6:50 last night.
These gentlemen go to renresent the
Thomasville Gun Club at the shoot
which opens there to-day. While
they may not capture many prizes, it
is certain that they will be able to
capture bushels of inn.
There is little excuse for citizens ot
Thomasville going off for health. There
is not a healthier place to be found
than Thomasville, with its sloping hills,
surrounded by pine forests, through
whose gently swaying boughs whisper
the breezes from the gulf.
Pliny Heeth is not only a good tax
collector, but is also an expert disciple
of Izaak Walton. He caught in Heard’s
pond, yesterday morningj twelve fine
bream in fifteen minutes. Capt. S. L.
Moore handled the paddle and timed
the angler with his Waterbury.
Mr. John F. Lawrence, of New
York, surprised his friends by drop
ping in on our city yesterday. It
would have been nothing unusual to
sec him here in winter, but the sur
prise of seeing him here in summer
was so great that some of his best
-friends scarcely knew him. We do
not mean, that time has not dealt
gently with him, for his face wore
the same genial smile os of yore. He
is hereby tendered the freedom of the
The layman’s meeting of the west
ern division of the Mercer Baptist As
sociation will be held at Big Ochlock-
once church the fifth Sunday in tne
present month. The queries to be
discussed and a full program of ser
vices will appear in these columns in
a few days.
A Book Agent.
A man, whose business is that of
book agent, attempted to ply his ■ vo
cation yesterday without paying the
municipal license tax.
In an interview with Marshal
Spair, in which he displayed the
sublime quality for which book agents
are proverbial, it was developed that
he had taken no orders, though he
had tried to do so.
Mayor pro tern Merrill assessed a
license of 810 per pay, which sum he
must pay if he sells his books in
We had lioped and expected that
the festivities of the Colored Christian
Association yesterday and last night
would have passed off without any
disturbance. But such was not the
case. Sheffield's hall was the scene
of the trouble. Shortly after the
gentlemen of the brass band began to
blow, and the colored belles and beaux
began “to balance all,” Willie
Wright and Henry Anderson got in
to a difficulty in the hall. Then there
was confusion. However no cases of
fainting are reported. Hal Mitchell,
who was on duty as a special police
man, attempted to stop the trouble.
Some one reported to Sheriff Ilurst,
who was in the vicinity, that a fight
was going on upstairs. Wherever,
and'whcnver, the law is being violat
ed, Gus Hurst is soon there—if he is
about. Taking Jo Crovatt and Dan
Bird with him he was soon in the
midst of the fracas. In the melee
Mitchell struck Mr. Crovatt with a
club. The sheriff collared the embryo
policeman and marched him to jail.
He gave bond this morning for his
appearance before Judge Mitchell.
Wright and Anderson will occupy
tho mourners’benek in the Mayors’
Court. They claim to- have only
been scuffling. Rows a r e loo com
mon at colored festivals. There is a
reform work in this direction which
the better class of colored people
should not neglect. As a rule, how
ever, the colored people of Thomas-
ville are very orderly.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
R. Thomas Jr's' 126 Broil Street.
O. S. Bondurant Vounteer Observer
Weather Bulletin for the 21 hours ending
at 7 o'clock P. M June 11, 1880.
7 a. m 75
2 p. 88
7 p. m 83
Maximum for 24 hours 92
Minimum ‘ 76
Rainfall .' 00
At the College Yesterday.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes in
Latin were examined yesterday. The
classes in Algebra will be examined
to-day, conducted bo 117 by written and
oral exercises. The pupils in all the
classes show admirable training and
The State Dental Association.
The State Dental Association is in
session at the Ocean House Tybee,
Dr. John Coyle is chairman of the
committee on Pathology and Thera
peutics, and will read a paper before
the Association on these subjects.
Council Room, June 10, 1889.
Council met in regular session,
Mayor pro tem J. II. Merrill presid
, Aldermen Wright, Hayes, Mitchell,
Jerger and Whiddon present.
Minutes last meeting read and con
Petition of Vigilant Fire Company
read and referred to the finance com
mittee with power to act.
Petition of B. P. Walker was re
ferred to the street committee for in
vestigation and report.
Alderman Whiddon of the street
committee reported in favor of paying
Mrs. T. J. Young S24.00 on sewer.
Petition of Dr. J. G, Hopkins and
others for water mains on Dawson
street, from Remington avenue to
Jackson street, was referred to tho
committee on water works with power
Recommendation of Dr. T. M. Mc
Intosh, chairman Board of Health,
was referred to the health committee
with power to act.
Mr. Merrill called Alderman Hayes
to the chair and moved that the city
employ 4 extra hands at 75c per day
to make excavation for the water
Following accounts were passed for
payment: N. S. Eaves, 8146.00; L.
F. Thompson & Co., 81.25; National
Bank of the Republic, 827.00.
K. T. MacLkan,
Latest Telegraphic News.
No new developmemts in the Cro
nin murder case.
Rev. J, W. Rogan and wife have
given up their proposed trip to Eu
rope this summer on account of the
•health of Mrs. Rogan’s lather. The
congregation of the First Presbyterian
church voted Mr. Rogau a three
months leave of absence of which he
cannot avail himself of at present,
but he doubtless’apprcciates the offer
and the kindly feeling that prompted
Mrs. Rogan’s father is General
Jackson, of East Tennessee, a man of
sterling character, one who gavo his
services to tho South during tho late
struggle, illustrating the chivalric
character of southern born gentlemen,
by observing his parole and giving to
the government that loyal support
implied in tho terms of surrender.
Another Projected Railroad to Thom
Yesterday Messrs. M. B. and E. W.
Lane and J. L. Staten, of Valdosta;
E. P. S. Denmark, of Quitman, anil
J. A. Brandon, of Thomasville, capi
talists and railroaders, arrived at the
It is understood thnt the object of
their visit is in the interest of build
ing a branch road fron Tifton, on the
Georgia Southern railroad, to Thom
asville, and, perhaps, from Quitman
to Tifton, and then from Tifton to
Ilawkinsville.—Macon Evening News
Speaking of prohibition, North and
South, the News, says:
None of ihc southern states adopted
prohibition by constitutional enact
ment, and they have kept it out of
politics. Here in Georgia prohibi
tion by local optio n is in force in
most of the counties, and wc manage
to separate it from politics, believing
it to bn a moral question. Time will
show whether or not wc have adopted
tho wiser plan. Indeed, some of the
northern states have already confessed
by their votes that we have.
Nfav York, June io.—The grand
jury has found indictments against Drs.
Irwin, Fergerson and Hance, the phy
sicians who pertormed the autopsy on'
the body ot Washington Irving Bishop,
the mind reader, for violation of the
sanitary law. They will be called on
te-morrow to plead in the general
Washington, June 9.—Secretary
Blaine seems to he somewhat irritated
at the President’s delay in making
consular appointments lie has recoin
mended. He said to an inquiring
congressmen yesterday: “1 don’t
know when the President will make
any more appointments. He has my
recommendations on his desk, but he
seems to have some moro important
business, I don’t know what, to attend
to tlmn making these appointments’
—all this in a testy tone.
Johnstown, Pa., June io—This was
another wet and close morning in this
valley. When day broke the scene
was dismal to a depressing degree. A
penetrating drizzle came down and
made everything wet and slippery.
Thousands of men moved to their
places of work with a half-unwilling
manner that"argued poorly fora heavy
day’s work. When the whistle
the Cambria shops sounded at 7 o’clock
this morning the whole place was
awake, and smoke from many camp
fires and burning debris made a heavy
cloud that rested over the er.t re val
ley, almost hiding it from view from
the hi'ls. Soon the enure valley was
alive wtih its thousands of busy work
men, and the tenth day of this vast
undertaking was begun.
The bodies taken out of the water
to-day were in much better condition
than those found in the debris. The
latter were beyond recognition, and
most of them were buried at once.
The official bulletin of the state board
of health, issued to day, says: "The
air ccntinues pure and wholesome.
The water is pure. The bodies still in
the ruins are so covered with earth as
not to be dangerous to health. Every
precaution is being taken to prevent
contaminatiou of the water supply of
the towns below Johnstown. There is
no ground, however, for alarm in this
matter at present. The bodies are in
the river covered with mud and earlh.
The weather is cool and favorable.
The progress of the work at the
stone bridge to day, has been more
satisfactory than on any day so far.
More work lias been done in remov
ing the debris at this point to-day
than on any other three days. Tho
steam hoisting engine on the bridge
lias done more work than fifty men.
Huge masses of broken anil bent iron,
and immense timbers that men have
been trying to move lor days, were
lifted from their places and mov’ed
Three bodies were found lying
close together to-day near the stone
bridge, anil ten or twelve were found
in that vicinity.
The First Natonal Bank has open
ed for business and tho fact is appre
ciated by all hero. Much trouble has
been occasioned by inability to get
money here, all having to bring it
London, June 10—The lord may
or of Dublin lias requested the mayor
of Cork to act in co-operation with
him in raising a fund for the Coue-
inaugh valley sufferers.
Special communication St. Thomas
Lodgo No. 49 F. and A. M. this
evening at 7:30 o’clock. Work in M.
Arthur Patttn, W. M.
M. A. Fioeetwood, See.
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