JEFFERSON DAVIS’ OLD SLAVE-
He Wes Probably the Welthiest Colored
Man in the South
The welthiest colored man in the
South since the war, who was born a
(lave and set free by the emancipation
proclamation, was Ben Montgomery,
of Mississippi. He belonged to Mr.
Joseph Davrnfirst, and then to Mr.
Jefferson Davis. For years before
the war he was the secretary of the
Hon. Joseph Davis, Mr. Jefferson
Davis’ elder brother. The Davises
were large planters and owned the
‘‘Hurricanes” estate, consisting o(
three great cotton plantations at the
extreme lower end of Warren county,
Miss., end about eighteen o* twenty
miles below Vicksburg. There were
between 12,000 and 15,000 acres of
the finest land on the Mississippi riv
er in these plantations and 750 slaves.
All the letters respecting the busi
ness of these places for thirty years
were written bv Ben Montgomery.
He frequently went to New Orleans
on business for the Davises and car
ried with him once 590,000 in money.
He traveled with Mr. Davis all over
the north, and could have run away
fifty times had he wished. But he
remained faithful and loyal to the
last. The Davises were noted for
their kindness to their slaves. They
had finer “quarters” on their planta
tions, probably, than auy planters in
the south, excepting the Hampton s.
Thev kept a physician always on the
places, and in every way eared for
their “colored people,” as slaves were
frequently called. When Mr. Jeffer
son Davis and his brother Joseph left
their homes, one as the president of
the Southern Confederacy and the
other as a brigadier general, they put
everything under Ben Montgomery’s
charge. He made the crops of 1861-
62 and 1862-63, about 6,000 bales of
cotton, and shipped it to New Or
leans End sold it to foreign buyers for
gold. This money he carefully sent
to Mr. Davis. In 1863, when the
slaves were emancipated, Mr. Davis
sold the “Hurricanes” to Ben Mont
gomery for 8300,000 in gold. It
has been said that this sale was only a
ruse to save these splendid estates
from confiscation. Whether this was
true or not, when the Federal “agents
for the protection of abandoned prop
erty and lauds” came to take posses
sion of the Hurricanes they found
Ben Montgomery with a title so
strong and valid that it could not be
upset, and they left him alone in
Thunder and Lightning.
Albany, Oa., June n.—A severe
thunder storm prevailed here iast
night, coming from an easterly direc
tion. Its greatest fury wa« about 11:30
o'clock. Several electric light poles
were struck near the cemetery and
knocked down. On Broad street the
lightning played lor luRy half an hour
over the copper wires above one of the
poles, burning with an intense blue
light. The reports of thunder were
terrific. In several portions ot the
city 1 lie air was filled with a strong
odor ot brimstone. Corn was blown
down in the country, though hut little
lurther damage reported.
Berlin, June u.--The statement
that delay on the part of Mr. Blame,
the American .Secretary ol State, in
authorizing the American commission
to sign the Samoan treaty, was due to
a question ofal owing Germany’s claim
10 indemnity, is semi-officially denied
The Samoan conference will re as
NO SERIOUS DII FKRENCK.
London, June 12 2 a. m.—The
Morning l’ost’s Berlin correspondent
says that there is no serious difference
of opinion in Washington regarding
Samoan treaty, and what difference
exists is solely about minor details.
The correspondent adds that the chief
principles are settled and the Ameri
cans are satisfied, and express confi
dence that the United States will ratify
The Defeat of Prohibition.
Charlotte, N. 0., June 11.—The
terrible defeat of prohibition ou yes
terday is attributable to the slack
manner in which the prohibition law
has been enforced in this state. Every
town so far as reported that have
tried the local option experiment yes
terday gave it up. It seems people
have arrived at the conclusion that
prohibition won’t prohibit.
The National Democratic Ex. Com.
met in New York yesterday. Calvin
S. Brice was unanimously elected to
fill the place of Chairman Barnum,
Bill Nye has gone to Paris to see
the great exposition. He is so far,
and yet so Nye.
^ After the war lie continued to plant
these places with great success, mak
ing evfcry year from 1,100 to 2,200
bales of cotton, besides an abundance
of corn and hay. In 1874 or 1875,
there still being a balance due on the
payments, Mr. Davis took the prop
erty back, but left Ben Montgomery
in full charge. These places yield a
very handsome annual income now to
Mr. Davis, who. though he prefers to
live on the Mississippi seashore at
Beauvoir, yet visits his old home
once a year a id spends a few weeks
with his friends of fifty years ago. A s
I have said, he was a very kind mas
ter, and, therefore, whenever he goes
back to bis former residence, all • the
old time Davis negroes within fifty
miles around come to sec “Old Marse
Jefl” and have a great time. When
Ben Montgomery died, in 1881, Mr
Davis went up to his funeral, and
there was no sincerer mourner than
he who once had the fate ot a people
upon his shoulders, at the grave of his
oldjand life long friend, though hts
Cobdelle, Ga„ June 12.—Great
excitement prevails here to-day on
account of the killing of Conductor
F. S. B. Whigham on the Savannah,
Americus and Montgomery railroad.
This morning a negro boarded his
train at King’s crossing, eighteen miles
cast of Cordelc, and tried to steal a
ride on top of a freight car. When
discovered by Mr Whigham, who
climcd on the car, the negro fired a
shot from a pistol, the ball entering
the conductor’s brain. The negro
dropped from the car and escaped.
A posse left here at 1 o’clock on a
special train and the country is be
ing searched in every direction, but
he had not been caught at last ac
Albany, Ga., June 12.—The
Dougherty county alliance to-day
bougnt, and paid 81,500 cash for a
lot on Bine street, on which they will
have erected and ready for business
by Aug. 1 a large aud commodious
Alexander Suhivan, of Chicago, for
merly at the head of the Irish league,
in this country, has been put in jail,
charged with complicity in the murder
of Dr. Cronin.
This remedy U becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who have used EUctric Bitters
■ing the same song of praise.—A purer inid-
icine does not exial and it is guaranteed to
do all that is claimed. Electric Bitters will
cure all diseases of the Liter and Kidneys,
will remove I’impies, Boils, Salt Illieum and
other affections caused by impure blood—
Will dove malarii from ilic system and pre
vent aa well as cure all Malarial fevers—
Par cure of headache, constipation and in-
digestion try Electric Bitters— Entire satis-
actioa guaranteed, or money refunded.
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8. J. CASSEL’S
500 Gars Watermelons,
5000 Baskets of Early Fruits,
l-'or which I "ill pay highest market price
11 cash, or sell .in ruininiasion, and I will
pay a reward nf to the person shipping
me tlic ear of the largest melons this season.
This reward is over and above the market
[trice of said car when received.
A. 1>: KICK KTS
Wholesale Fruit ami Produce Dealer,
Deference: 1’enplc’s Bank and other banks
here; also It. 11. linn A Co..and the wholesale
chants of 1 liis city generally.
— By shipping year
Green and* Dried
Or anything you may liavo, to us. We have
a very large trade in the above articles, and
can place your shipments tons good advant
age ns any house on the market. Wo invite
correspondence from all parties having any
thing in our line to ship.
SI MMERS, MORRISON k CO.,
174 South Water Street,
Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank. d*w
Only Genuine Sv.tem of Memory Training,
Four Books Learned in one reading*
I>Ilini wandering cured.
Every child and adult greatly benefltted*
* Groat Inducements to Correspondence Glasses.
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E.f ltleililrd 1 Vreetju-, the Sotontlw,
lion*. U\ tV. A-tor, Judge Gluten, Judah P.
T;Li' n A M 'LOliET r i'E, n *!?7Fmh'A
J Fifth Ave.» N. Y.
** Standing, with reluctant, feet.
Where the brook and river meet.
Womanhood and childhood fleet I
is a type of thousands of young girls who
arc emerging from the chrysalis stage or their
existence, os they enter upon their ‘teens.
Nervous, excitable, irritable, stirred by
strange, unknowable forces within them,
each a mystery unto herself, pur girls need
the tendercst cure, the most loving, patient
oversight, and the aid of Dr. Pierce s favorite
Prescription, to safely carry them through
this critical period, during which, in too
manv lives, alas, are sown the seeds of diu-
tressing forms of diseases peculiar to the
female sox. But this boon to womankind
will prevent all such diseases, or cure them
if they have already seized a victim. Woman
owes it to herself, to her family, and to nor
social station, to be well and strong. Let
her then not neglect the sure means of euro.
“ Favorite Prescription ” is a legitimate medi
cine. carefully compounded by an experienced
and skillful physician, and adapted to womans
delicate organization. It is purely vegetable
in its composition and perfectly harmless
in its effects in any condition of the systt
Hold by druggists; $1.00, or six bottles
Copyright, less, by Woui.dVs Dis. Mkd. Ass’n
Dr. PIERCE’S PELLETS
regulate and cleanse the liver, stomach and
bowels. They arc purely vegetable anil per
fectly harmless. One a Hose. Sold by
druggists. 25 cents a vial.
Saw Mill for Sale
A good :i0-liorsc power Engine, nnd saw
mill complete, with a new Sweep-stakes
Planer, 4 mules, log carts, wagons, etc., and
125 acres of fresh timber. Mill just put
down, and within (» miles of Thomasville, 13
offered at a bargain because the owner lias
other business requiring his attention. Fur
ther particulars on application at the Timks.
Estkiiimiise office, or to
EVAN’S k Me BE AN
An application will he made at the July
session oi the legislature of Georgia, for
charter to construct a railroad from Tliomas-
vilic to some point or points on the Florida
line between the Chattahoochee and Witli-
lacoocbee rivers, and from Thouiuavilic
tlnough Colquitt and Worth counties and
a part of Dooly county, to Corrida, and
trout Cordole to Augusta, Georgia.
A. T. Mcl.NTYKE, Jit
The New Dlneovcrr-
You have heard your friends and neigh
bors talking about it. You may yourself be
one ot the many who know from personal ex
perience just how good it is. It you have
ever tried it you are one of its staunch
friends, because the wonderful tiling^ ubout
it is, that wlicn once given a trial, l)r.
King's New Discovery ever after holds a
place in the house. If you have never used
it and should lie afflicted wall a cough, cold
or any Threat, Bung or Chest troulde, se
cure a bottle at once und give it a fair trial.
Itis guaranteed every tune, or money re
funded. Trial bottles free at
8. J. Cassat’s Drugstore.
w. c. BNODaiusa. b.f. hawkins
QN’onGKASS & HAWKINS,
Offlco. Formerly occupied by Enterprise of-
ip M, McINTTOSM, f
Physician & Surgeon,
jyOFFICE over Stark’s, comer; Broad and
J^R. JOEL B. COYLE-
OFFICE. Broad St., over .Pickett’s.
Thom as vi He Variety
Reynolds, Hargrave & Davis, Prop'rs.
Manufacturers and Dealers
ROUGH & DRESSED
OFFICE, CHURCH & STORE,
“ STORE IFRONTS.r
Wire Screen Doors nnd Windows, Sash,
Doors and Blinds
AND INSIDE HARDWOOD FINISH A
Long advertisements of “im
mense stocks below cost,” at
tract attention, but it is the
quiet work that tells. We
haven’t as big lists in the pa
per as some people, but what
we say in the paper we confirm
in the store.
Let us attract your attention
by bargains in llats, Ribbons,
Flowers, Plumes anil all fash
You can buy two hats from
us for the price asked for one
elsewhere. Is it not to your
interest to sat e your money
rather than waste it on high
prices and big profits.
Pic nic hats a specialty this
Mrs. Jennie Carroll,
Low Price Milliner,
Lower Broad St.
II. COYLE, It. 1). S.,
Thomaavlllo, • • • Georgia
Offors hl» services to tu citizens of Thom*
aavllle and vicinity.
Office hours—From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., und
Mitchell. . G. Mitciifi l
J^jlTCHKLL & MITCHELL,
ThomasvlUe, • • Georgia,
ANSELL & MERKILf.
Attorneys-at-Law and InsurJ
rhomasvlllo, ... Goorgla .
Office—Over Watt’s store.
g (}. McLENDON, ’
Thomasvillo, • • • Goorgla
PromptattontloQ given to, al
trusted to him.
Offlco—Over Watt’s store, c(truer
w. iiHUCE,;M. i).,
HlCoiner of Broad and Fletcher streets, [aug
S. DEKLE, M. D.,
Office in Hayes Building
Residence—Corner College avenue and Mag
Telephone communication, No. 25 for night
Ike East and Most Pleasant Bonto
-AND ALL POINTS-
North & Northwest
—is via the—
Augusta, Atlanta, Gainesville,Ga
AND TO ASHEVILLE,
|THE “LAND OF TUF. SKY,”
THE SAVANNAH AND AUGUSTa ROUTE.
Passengers from ThomasvlUe to Ashoville
have a choice of two routes, over the Central,
either via Albany, or via Savannah and Au
gusta. Solid trains ThomasvlUe to Savannah
at 12 50 mid-day, connect with through
Sleeping Cars via Central, for Augusta and
Spartanburg, and gives passengers a da> •
light ride between Augusta and Asheville,the
prettiest country in tho land, arriving Ashe
ville at 7 p m—in time sor supper.
ALBANY Ac ATLANTA ROUTE.
Tassongers from ThomasvlUe to Attanta,
Gainesville and Asheville via Albany should
take the 9 30 a m train, which ai rives Atlanta
same evening; C alncsvillo 0 04 a ra and Asho-
vllle, N. O., at 7 p m next day. Direct con
nection is made with the W. k A. In Union
Depot in Atlanta, and passengers for Mariet
ta, Ga., leaving ThomasvlUe at 9 3o a m, ar
rive at Marietta tho samo night.
For further Information relative to tickets
rates, schedules, etc., apply to
F. M. VANDYKE, Ticket Agt., Thomasvillo.
Clyde Bostick, Trav. Pass. Agent, Savannah.
E. T. CHARLTON, Gen. Pass. Agt.
N. S. Eaves,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
ftl will bo glad to make contracts foi the
construction of all classes of buildings, pub
lic and private. In either brick or wood.
I will guarantee In every Instance to
give satisfaction. Designs and plans drawn
and careful estimates made.
MY Motto—Good, honoet work at fair
prices. If you want any building done call
on me. 1 will submit estimates whether
contract Is awarded me or not. I refer to
the many public bandings erected by me In
ThomasvlUe and elsewhere, end all parties
for whom X here worked*
wr AND HOST
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINT8 IN
THEhSOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
wo through express trains dally, with Pull
man Palace Buffet Sleeping Cars by night,
and Chair Cars by day, between Cln-
clnnatti and Chicago, Indianapo
lis and Chicago, and also be
tween Louisville and
where close con
nections are made for
St. Paul, Fargo, Blamark, Pol-
land, Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Intermediate—
New Fast Mail,
Leaving Louisville, Dally except Sunday, at
7 *30 a. m. Cincinnattl, Dally, except Sunday
at 7:45. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55,
The most rapid service ever attempted be
tween tho Great Commercial Cities on the
Ohio River and Chicago.
7 hrough Coupon Tickets, Baggage check
ed to destination, and your safoty and com
fort provided for, nro among tho points that
have made the
MONO Iff ROUTE
Universally and deservedly popular.
OHN B.C.YR90N, Vlce-pros’t and Gon’l Mgr
W. H. McDOEL, Gon’l Traffic Manager,
E. O. MCCORMICK, Gen.l Passengor Agent-
R. W. GLADING. Passonger nnd Freight Agt.,
158 Broad St.. Thomasvillo Ga.
W. D. SCOTT,
Sheet Metal * *
* Plumbing Works.
I have experienced workmen In my employ
and am prepared to do all kinds of shoet
metal and plumbing work In the best possi
GALVANIZED IRON CoKNICE, Architectur
al and Ornamental Work In Iroh, Zinc or
Copper. SLATE and TIN ROOFING, Sheet
Brass and Copper Work, Plumbing, Gas nnd
HOTEL AND JOB WORK A SPECIALTY.
I keep on hand a full stock of Bright and
Rooting Tin, Galvanized, Russia, Smoke
stack and Plain Iron, Sheet Brass, Planished,
Tinned and Plain Coppers; Zinc, Solder,
Spolter and Wire.
My prices are reasonable and those who
contemplate having work done or purchasing
Anything In my line will find It to tlielr In
terest to confor with mo before placing tbelr
orders. Offlco and shop over Watt & Bro.’s,
Broad St.. ThomasvlUe Ga.
HOI, SWEET HOME,
ta is 1 Place LileBoi.
Mr. Joseph M. Dreycr offers his services
to the public as a stenographer and type
writer. All work promptly done and satis
faction guaranteed. Apply to or address,
JOSEPH M. DBEYER,
at Me ntyre & McIntyre’s office, Broad st
(Opposito Plney Woods Hotel.)’
THOMASVILLE, - GA
E.B. Whiddon, Prop.
This houso, located.In tho most desir
able and central part "of the city, is new
and complete in ovory particular. Fur
nished In tho most elegant manner and
provided with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels. The menu is ported, and
tho sorvico rendored by trained and po-
llto servants. Terms roosonablo, and
prices graded according to accommoda
tions furnished. Carriages from tho
houso meet all trains.
[Into & Lett,
Contractors & Builders
Wo will bo glad to make contracts for, or
superintend, all classes of buildings, public
or private, in either brick or wood. Will fur
nish plans aud sped Heat Ions if required. If
you want any building done call on us, and
wo will submit estimates whethor contract Is
awarded us or not. Wo will guarantoe satis
faction In all our work. Wo refor to tho many
buildings erectod by us in Thoiuasvillo, nnd
to all portion for whom we have worked.
Shop on Flotcher st., 2nd door from Broad,
ThomasvlUe, Ga., April 3, 1889.
Lands For Sale
m Tens i
The 240 acres of land in Thomas
county, being parts of lots 01 and 78 in
ho 14th Dist., and known as the Geo.
W. Whitehurst place. Will sell for
SI ,0 00,—ono fourth, ono third, or one
half cash, and tho balanco in from ono
to six years,—to suit purchaser, with
interest at rato of eight per cent, per
annum on deferred payments, payable
annually.* JForJ further particulars ad
dress Wm. E Simmons,
ianl-tf Atlanta, Ga.
This new and beautiful hotel, elegantly
ELECTRIC BELLS, GAS,
First class in all of its appointments, has
been leased by 51. (J. Whitlock, former own
er and proprietor of the late
Mis table and service will satisfy tkvuost
fastidious. His beds arc delightful. Term,
M. G. WHITLOCK,
I will sell a lot 70
by 196 feet between
St. for $250 to right
party—$50 down and
furnish capital to
build the house and
FOR ONE WEEK.
E. M. MALLETTE
Marietta, g«, Thomasville.lBlSG-eoro’ia