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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, June 14, 1889, Image 4

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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. Samoaif Independence. 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 here. The Samoan conference will re as semble Thursday. 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 treaty. 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, deceased. 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 slave.—Washington Letter. 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 counts. .... 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 alliance warehouse. 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. Blrclrie Uiuera. 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. ‘ J cti. and $1.00 per bottle nt 8. J. CASSEL’S Drug Store. WANTED, 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, Chattanooga, Tcmi. 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 FRUITS,MELONS, VEGETABLES* 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., Commission Merchants, 174 South Water Street, Chicago, Illinois. Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank. d*w PROFESSIONAL CARDS. MARVELOUS - MEMORY DISCOVERY. 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. I M r< il"ekiey^I?. , j>a'"dTfOTo(K«rcA^^ 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. LONGFELLOW’S MAIDEN, who is— ** 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 $5.00. 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 Notice. 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, Attorneys-at-Law. Offlco. Formerly occupied by Enterprise of- fleo. ip M, McINTTOSM, f Physician & Surgeon, Thomasville.'GeorRia. jyOFFICE over Stark’s, comer; Broad and Fletcher Streets. J^R. JOEL B. COYLE- DENTIST" THOMASVIULE, GEORGIA. OFFICE. Broad St., over .Pickett’s. Thom as vi He Variety WORKS. Reynolds, Hargrave & Davis, Prop'rs. Manufacturers and Dealers ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER. LATHES, PICKETS, SHINGLES, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, SCHOLL WORK, MANTLES, BALUSTERS’ STAIR-RAILS Newel Boats, OFFICE, CHURCH & STORE, Furniture. e—°— “ STORE IFRONTS.r Wire Screen Doors nnd Windows, Sash, Doors and Blinds !TO ORDER. 1 (j STAIR BUILDING, AND INSIDE HARDWOOD FINISH A SPECIALTY.| BSTCuRUESPONDENCK SOLICITED. MILLINERY. 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 tollable head-wear. 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 week." Mrs. Jennie Carroll, Low Price Milliner, Lower Broad St. J. II. COYLE, It. 1). S., Resident Dentist, 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, Attorneys-at-Law, ThomasvlUe, • • Georgia, E ANSELL & MERKILf. Attorneys-at-Law and InsurJ ance Agents. rhomasvlllo, ... Goorgla . Office—Over Watt’s store. g (}. McLENDON, ’ Attorney-at-Law, Thomasvillo, • • • Goorgla PromptattontloQ given to, al trusted to him. Offlco—Over Watt’s store, c(truer Jackson streets. w. iiHUCE,;M. i)., Office, up-stairs. HlCoiner of Broad and Fletcher streets, [aug lo-’85-3yl T. S. DEKLE, M. D., Office in Hayes Building Residence—Corner College avenue and Mag nolla streot. Telephone communication, No. 25 for night Ike East and Most Pleasant Bonto FROM THOMASVILLE NORTH GEORGIA -AND ALL POINTS- North & Northwest —is via the— !1&. THROUGH SCHEDULES' 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. Savannah, Ga. N. S. Eaves, CONTRACTOR and BUILDER ThomasvlUe, Georgia* 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* THE BEST wr AND HOST Direct Boute! FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINT8 IN THEhSOUTH TO CHICAGO AND THE NORTHWEST. 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 Chicago, 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 ble manner. 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 Steam Fitting. 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. HOME! HOI, SWEET HOME, ta is 1 Place LileBoi. ill. 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 Whiddon House (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. dcclO-ly [Into & Lett, Contractors & Builders THOMASVILLE, GA. 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. The Elmwood* Marietta, Ga. This new and beautiful hotel, elegantly furnished. 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 “WHITLOCK HOUSE.” Mis table and service will satisfy tkvuost fastidious. His beds arc delightful. Term, reasonable. Address, M. G. WHITLOCK, I will sell a lot 70 by 196 feet between Hayes and St. for $250 to right party—$50 down and furnish capital to build the house and TAKE FAT OFFER OPEN FOR ONE WEEK. E. M. MALLETTE KEAL ESTATEfBKOKER, Marietta, g«, Thomasville.lBlSG-eoro’ia