VOL 1--NO 20.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORALSG, -JUNE 14,
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County court this morning.
The Guards were out for drill last
Arch Floyd, of Boston, was in town
To-day is the last school day for
The Mitcholl Fire Company was
out tor drill last night.
Mr. J. L. Miller, of New Orleans,
is stopping at the Stuart.
Dr. McTyre was in the city yester
day talking crops.
Mr. W. A. Robinson, of Atlanta, is
at the Whiddon.
Metcalfe expects to ship a car load
of melons next week.
Mr. Abe Simon, of Mohticello, was
in the city yesterday.
Police court this morning,
docket awaits his honor.
Mr. L. H. Jcrgcr went down to
Miss May Carroll, of Monticello,
was at the Stuart yesterday.
K. H. Davis, of Montgomery, Ala.,
is at the Stuart.
Mr. William Campbell went up to
Albany yesterday on business.
Mrs. Hardy Ward left yesterday
for a visit to friends in Brunswick.
Jim Hall argui
Justice Court at Boston yesterday.
Mr. Mac Reese left yesterday for a
trip to Amcricus and Buena Vista.
Rev. H. E. Partridge, of Tallahas
see, was at the Stuart yesterday.
Mr. Maurice Deitch, whom every
one knows, was in town yesterday
This is the last day for examinations
at the South Georgia College.
Mrs. B. D.' Ainsworth and children
arc spending a fews drys visiting
friends in Cairo.
Jim Reid’s pets are doing finely,
ant} are very much admired for their
Mr. Nick Talley, the popular young
stenographer from Valdosta, was in
the city yesterday.
Mr. C, T/, Simms, of the Savannah
Morning News, took jp the city yes
Mr. P. B. Mays passed through the
ajfy yesterday on his return from
The billiard rooms at the Masury
are the scene of a good many spirited
contests with the cue.
Mr. B. DuPree Hodge, of Ocala,
Fla., was registered at the Whiddon
Reid & Culpepper have _ received a
heavy shipment of “Oak City,” Bain-
Join the class in book-keeping Mon
day. You canuot better spend your
time and money.
A number of young ladies have
joined the class in book-keeping,
which begins Monday morning. Day
and night scssious.
Mr. Rcpass, inspector of the tele
graph line, stationed here, left yester
day for a trip up to Smithville, on his
semi-monthly inspection rounds.
A load of watermelons was in town
yesterday. They wero the firsthand
sold rapidly at thirty-five cents apiece.
Mr. Grantham was married to Miss
Taylor, at Monticello, yesterday. A
few friends from here went down to
attend the ceremony.
The Stuart Houeo will present Will
Debill with a tempting breakfast this
morning. Several young men remem
bered him with a specially prepared
I jupper Wednesday night.
Took the Bonds.
The Bank of Thoraasvillo, through
Col. Wright, president, has taken the
whole issue, 89,000, of Mitchell coun
ty bonds, at par.
These bonds bear G per cent, inter
est and the last of them arc due in
The Bank of Thomasville has faith,
not only in the future of its own city
and county, but of all South Georgia
as well. This transaction hastens the
time when Thomasville will be the
financial center of South Georgia.
The Confederate veterans of Deca
tur county will meet at Bainbridge,
July 4lh. A barbecue will be served
and Gen. Pierce Young, the bravest of
the brave, will address the old soldiers.
The people of Thomasville and be
welcomed, and we ought to seod over
a big crowd. Ye, r by year the men
that wore the grey are dropping off
the scene; those who came out of the
struggle boys are now old men. It i^
meet, then, that the survivors meet
At South Georgia Collego Yesterday.
The examination exercises at South
Georgia College yesterday were in the
Two classes in geometry and one in
trigonometry were examined, and they
all did we'l. The French classes will
come up lor examination to day.
Quite a number ot farmers were in
the city yesterday, representing al
most every section of the county. The
formulated opinion from their report
is that while small cropsaro growing
rapidly, in some parts of the coun
ty, notably across the river, rain is
badly needed. The northern part of
the county has hod fine seasons.
Rains are badly.needed now. to insurg
a good yield.
Melon Rates Explained.
Pelham, Ga., June 11th, 1889.
News and Advertize)-:
In your issue of 8th, I noticed an
article on melon rates which I think
was written under a misapprehension
of the basis on which rates were made
from pro ratiug points last season.
In the conference between the Melon
Growers Association and the Southern
Railway and Steam Ship Association
last September, the fact was developed
that while the rate north of the Ohio
River was on a basis of 10 mills per
ton a mile, and the rate from South
ern pro rating points to the Ohio
River proper was 10 mills, the
southern roads had accepted 8 mills
on business destined beyond the Ohio
River. The southern roads therefore
were charging last season only 8 mills
on through business ; while they wero
charging 10 mills to the Ohio River
points; while this season there is a
uniform charge of 8 mills; and the
reduction of 20 per cent., allowed by
them, of course, only cflects rates t»
the river proper. The only
reduction on shipments beyond the
river is that made by the Georgia
Railroad commission on local rates
charged by the initial road. For
some reason, I do not understand, the
Southern Railroad and Steam Ship
Association have ndvanccd rates from
Albany to points west of the Missis
As the matter now stands the south
ern roads arc getting only 8 mills per
ton a mile, and the western roads,
which have none of the extraordinary
expenses of au initial line, get 10 mills
per ton a mile.
I think this is an injustice and a
discrimination against southern lines,
and against watermelou growers,
which ought to be corrected before
the next crop is planted. If shippers,
when their business is solicted by lines
north of the river, will insist on their
co operation in this matter, it will
greatly facilitate the adjustment of
this wrong and injustice.
J. L. Hand.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
II. Tbomas Jr’s-126 Broad Strut.
O. S. Bondurant Vounteer Observer
Weather Bulletin for the 24 hours ending
at 7 o’clock I’. M June 12, 1889.
7 n. 74
7 p. 87
Maximum for 24 hoflrs 93
Minimum “ “ “ 79
The Union Meeting.
The union meeting of the Western
Divisonof the Mercer Baptist Associ
ation will convene at Salem church,
near McDonald, on Friday before the
fifth Sunday in the present mouth.
The exercises will continue through
the following Sabbath.
Low Rates To Brunswick.
The following cheap rates to Bruns
wick will be put on sale on the dates
Tickets to the military encampment
commencing Tune 17 to 27, for round
trip from Thomasville, $3 30. Tickets
limited to ten days from date of sale.
Tickets to'Brunswick will be sold June
15th to 26th, limited to thirty days
from date ot sale, $4 95 for round trip.
While Tom Taylor and Willie Jeter
were passing up Broad street last
night, they discovered fire in an up
per room, in Mr. Sydney Williams’
large boarding house, corner Broad
and Jefferson streets, opposite the
Masury hotel. Rushing unntairs they
discovered an exploded lamp. and a
burning tabic, Sir. Taylor seized the
lamp and table and threw them out
through fi window. The action was
prompt and timely.
Three traveling representatives of
the house of Einstein’s Sons,Savannah,
met here Wednesday night to celebrate
the wedding of Mr. Frank Einstein,
which took place in Detroit, Mich., at
6:30 p. m. Champagne flowed and
sparkled, while the health and happi
ness of the bride were quaffed
Slessrs. C. G. Wilder, of the A. SI.
R. R., Thad Sturgess, of the E. T. V.
& (J. Ry., and Newcombe Cohen, of
the Miners and SIcrchants line, were
stopping at the Stuart yesterday.
Col. Gibbs and daughter, Sliss Bcs
sie, of Quincy, Fla., were in the city
yesterday. Miss Bessie is cu route to
Columbia, Ala., to attend the com
mencement of the female college of
that place, of which she is a graduate.
Yard master Hortmau sent nine L.
& N watermelon cars to Slotcalfe yes
terday to be ready for the melons
along the T. &. SI. Ry.
Sir. W. B. Dukes, a prominent
merchant of Chastain, was in town
yesterday. Crops in his section are
ffte Royal Arcanum.
Georgia has two representatives of
whom their fellow citizens may well
I hey are Hon. Charles P. Hansel!
of Thomasville. and Col. Bascom Myr
ick, of Amcricus, who are the repre
sentatives of the state grand council of
the Roval Arcanum 111 the convention
of the supreme grand council, at At
lantic City, New Jersey.
These gentlemen, with the other
represenlives, have done and are still
doing all that they can to assist the
Johnstown sufferers. A committee of
five has been appointed to visit Johns
town and remain on the ground until
the number of Royal Arcanum mem
bers who have been lost can be ascer
tained, as well as the beneficiaries of
those who perished in the terrible in
Past Grand Regent A. P. Tripp, of
Baltimore, is chairman of this commit
tee, and he has instructions to draw
on the grand regent, at sight, as soon
as these facts arc ascertained.
The prompt and noble action of the
order will be highly appreciated by
everybody,from one side to another of
the American continent.—Constitu
Everybody who knows Charley lfan-
scll knows that his heart is in the right
Dr. Dekle, accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Bessie, who lias Leon
attending school nt LaGrange, re
turned last night.
Col. Guyte McLendon and Dr Mc
Rae are at work on a patent that will
prove a groat blessing to overworked
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nosto dice officials. Particulars later,
Mr. E. M. Mallettc sold yesterday
the large lot otr Crawford street, next
to Mr. Littlo Mardre’s to Mr. Sam
Flcishcr. Mr. Flcisher will let the
contract immediately for a nice house.
The closiug exercises of Miss Laura
Barnes’ Kindergarten School, will
take place to-day. The patrons and
friends of the school arc cordially in
It is a splendid time to keep the
city clean. Inspector Pinson is using
every effort iu this direction, and lie
is ably seconded by the city council.
Teter Laing, who is 104 yeais old,
has just been admitted to church mem
bership, in Elgin, Scot and. He ad
mits that he has been a little tardy in
joining the church, hut now that he
has joined, he intends to go right' in
with the other voung folks and do his
share of active work.—News.
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Latest Telegraphic News.
•Johnstown, Pa., June 12.—The
borough of Johnstown and the sur
rounding towns is now under military
rule. At 7 o’clock this morning Gen.
Hastings took charge and soldiers
were placed on guard duty at all the
commissary stations and morgues. A
slight rain fell all tho morning, and
the city presented a most dismal ap
pearance. Everything was turmoil
and confusion ami littlo or no work
was done. For the first time since
work began the men seemed fagged
out and were not in a hurry to get to
work. But few bodies were recovered
this morning, owing to the chaotic
condition of affairs pending a transfer
of authority and to the bad weather.
Four bodies were taken to the First
ward morgue, none of which were
identified, and but one to the Fourth
ward morgue. At the Kernville and
F'irst Presbyterian church morgues,
nothing was done. Three bodies
were observed in the ruin near where
the rink lies a wreck, hut there was
no effort made to get them out. The
laborers almost unanimously refuse to
handle bodies when discovered, and
the men at the morgues arc obliged
to go after them. To this there is
much objection. .
Haurisburo, Pa., June 12.—Ad-
dititional contributions for the flood
sufferers were received by the govern
or to-day from all portions of the
country. The total amount received
by bim to date is about 8468,000.
Staunton, Va., Juno 12—Thi
Staunton Choral Club aud the
night at tho opera
fit of the Johnstown sufferers.
Hauuisonburo. Va.. June 12.—
The proceedings of the German Bap
tist annual convention were opened
with prayer, after which
B. Z. Sharp, of Illinois, submitted the
report of the committee on missionary
work. Forty five thousand dollars
was collected during the year, nine
teen churches orgauized, thirty-six
church houses built, and 520members
received through mission work.
The most interesting discussion of
the day was on the proliibition ques
tion. The action of tho meeting yes
terday on this question did not give
satisfaction, aud the standing commit
tee introduced, through J. G. Morris,
of Illinois, the following:
Whereas, Iu consideration of
query No. 2 front Western Maryland,
there unfortunately obtained a mis
understanding among our brethren,
producing a very unsatisfactory result,
tty creating a wrong impression as to
our position 011 the subject of temper-
Hetolvcd, That this annual meeting
recommend that all our brethren cor
dially maintain our position against
the use or tolerance of intoxicants,
whether to manufacturs, to sell or
use as a beverage, and to the extent of
our influence contribute our part to
secure practical prohibition, but that
we advise against taking part in the
public agitation of the subject.
The resolution, after discussion, was
The question of the uso of tobacco
was again brought up and it was
again decided that its use was against
the teaching of the scripture.
It was decided to bo improper for
the brethren to join the Farmer’s Alli
ance, carpenter’s association, etc.
Alter a vigorous protest, it was de
clared that the members should not
work in tobacco factories or raise to
bacco, and it was further decided that
it was wrong to use tobacco except
for medicinal purposes.
Dublin, Juno 12.—A train, con
taining an excursion party from Ar
magh, was wrecked near that place
to-day. Tho train contained 1,200
persons, composed of Methodist Sun
day school scholars, their teachers and
relatives. They were going on an
excursion to Warren Point. Warren
Point is a plaeo at the mouth of tho
Newry river iu county Down, The
Acetic which ensued was heartrending.
Hosts of volunteers were soon at hand
and the dead and wounded were
taken from the wreck and carried
down the bank. Over 100 passengers
were injured, besided those killed.
Seventy bodies have bceu taken from
the wreck and there aro others bur
ied under tho debris.
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