VOL 1 —NO 40.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 27,
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Tlic Guards will be out this after
noon at 5 o’clock tor n drill. They
will be in full uniform.
The Wold cottages in Flctchcrville
will be, when completed, very hand
some additions to the residence quar
ter of that part of Thomasville.
Miss Mary Laurie has worked very
hard to get up the cantata for to
night. Go and patronize the young
lady. She has gone to considerable
expense in fitting up the stage, and
the small admission of 25 cents will
scarcely cover this and other expenses.
Engineer J. C. Griffin has a couple
of interesting pets. They are two
young wild turkeys. He found twelve
eggs while out on his run and set
them under a common hen. They
all hatched, but ten of the little fel
lows died. T-he two he has now are
quite large and bid fair to he raised.
Mr. A. C. Brown, the Jackson
street grocer, sends the Times-Enter-
1’itisE a vegetable curiosity in the
shtfpc of 'a twin squash. Knowing
the fondness ot Jo Pass for this vege
table we have laid it aside for him.
He will probably have it served, as a
special and private dish at the Stuart,
for dinner, to-day.
Mr. Win. Vaughn was in town day
“How’s your crop, Mr. Vaughn !”
asked a friend, on the street. “I have
a splendid, outlook, and, with fair
sensons, will make a good crop,” said
Mr. V., as he moved off leisurely,
down the shady side of the street.
Our agricultural readeis will be
interested in tlm article found else
where on hog choleia, by Dr. McTyrc,
taken from the Southern Farm. The
doctor happily combines scientific
knowledge and research with experi
ence and practice. Read the article,
HOG CHOLERA -SWINE POX.
r.. I.. MCTVltK, M. 11., TIIOMASVIM.F., ISA,
Cruelty to Animals.
Lizzie Mitchell was before Judge
Mitchell Monday for cruelty to aui
mills. She drove a livery stable
horse until it dropped in the street, of
exhaustion. It was settled by her
paying the cost of the proceeding,
something over 813, and the damage
done to the animal.
The Commission Business.
Mr. Jos. S. Norton, of Boston, has
gone to New York, as the representa
tive of the melon growers of his town,
to look after their shipments to New
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
He has made connections with the
following houses: C. P. Tntem A Co.,
Baltimore, Mil., Rcdfield & Son, Phil
adelphia, John Stout, Wm. Gamble
& Co., and W. L. Snyder, New
York. These houses arc reliable and
well known, and you cannot do better
than to send them your shipments.
Tiiomanvim.E, Ga., June 2G, ’Hit.
Enrroit Times-Enterprise :
The late burglary of Jos. Fass’
store some time between last Saturday
night and Monday morning, has awak
ened the sympathy of the entire com
munity. It seems from current re
ports that there was some negligence
on Mr. Fass’ part in leaving his safe
unlocked. I would also ask if it was
not partly due to the want of more
systematic and rigid rules governing
the night police force. They should
be required to walk their beats, cover
ing at least the business blocks, regu
larly. The merchants cannot be pro
tected by night policemen unless these
officers arc required to be on the move
and the alert during tho night. There
is a needed reform in this respect, and
I hope our city authorities will take
prompt action in view of the danger
which continually threatens the town.
Tax payers have a light to ask this
at the hands of council.
I hope there may be some plan de
vised by’ our worthy aldermen by
which the merchants can be better
protected than they arc now.
We often hear the question asked,
what is in a name? Everything, if we
don’t understand it. If a name is
manifestly misleading, the domain of
knowledge cannot be extended, and
we cease to be cither the subjects or
instruments of progress, while thus
fettered. On no other subject has so
much harm been done by a misleading
name than the one I now propose to
discuss, viz: the so-called hog cholera.
I would premise further remarks on
this subject by all who glance at the
above heading and the space occupied,
that what I write is the result of care
ful and painstaking observation and
investigation, made at the risk and
jeopardy of my health, and even oflife
During the last ten years I had
thought that owing to something pe
culiarly favorable in the locality, my
swine had escaped the disease, while
my neighbors, some distant only a
mile, had lost nearly all of their hogs.
Hence, it has happened that I have
not had an opportunity of personal
observation; however, early in March
of the present year, I had a very un
expected visitation of it. The invasion
was very sudden; hogs that appeared
perfectly healthy on die day before,
coming to feeding place, relured their
food and returned to their sleeping
places. I visited my patients several
times during the day, and on rousing
them noticed that on getting up they
carried their heads to one side,shaking
them as though they had something
in their cars. A wise friend (?) at once
said they had the cholera, as many
people believe the disease was caused
by lice entering the cars. I did not
take any stock in this theory, as 1 did
not think the aforesaid could enter the
brain through as small an opening ns
the auditory canal of the ear. As the
hogs were in very good condition—
some very fat—1 said I thought they
would “pull through,’’ but I was robbed
of this consolation at once, by. my
friends remarking, the (at ones will be
the first to succumb to the disease,
and the correctness ol this remark I
saw verified in a few days.
Finding, in less than 48 hours aficr
the first indisposition to take food, that
the “Phillistines were upon me," I
began the very discouraging task of
casting about for remedies with which
to combat the disease. “They say it
is cholera.” I bad not observed any
disposition to vomiting among die
hogs, and the closest examination
around their beds did not show any
fresh alvine evacuations. I took out
my armory of drugs, and selected asa-
feetida and sulphur as my weapons.
This was mingled, by means of a thick
mucilage of gum arabic, and having
the hog turned up on his back, and by
means of a large iron spoon, I
succeeded in getting the dose
down him very easily. Several died
riext day, so I thought best to vary
the treatment, and had some under
the soda and copperas and arsenic
treatment, all at the same lime, but all
was vanity and much vexation of spir
it, and I retiied completely vanquish
It is not a pleasant sight, by any
means, to sec your pet llcrksliires
dying off one after another, and all
efforts proving fruitless to arrest the
march of death, and I did not remem
ber to have seen any post morlems of
swine dying of the disease, I decided
I would open one and see for myself.
A good subject was at hand, just dead.
I had a small abrasion or wound on
my finger, which ought to have deterr
ed me from exposing myself, but this
I tried to protect from inoculation by
wrapping around it several layers of
cloth, but the sequel proved “that that
kind of protection was no protection
at all.” Proceeding with the autopsy,
I examined first the lungs, then the
liver, stomach and kidneys, in none of
which I found anything abnormal. In
the lower bowels found a large accum
ulation ot fixcal matter, very hard and
lumpy, and having the appearance ot
having been retained many days. The
brain was next examined, and although
I had noticed that particular hog had
exhibited much cerebral’ disturbance,
as manifested by moving about in cir
cles, or, as we say, had staggers, still
there was very little, it any, apparent
alteration in the substance of the brain.
Thus I had gone over all the impor
tant organs and I could not find, after
a most rigid scrutiny, any morbid
lesions or structua! changes that I
could point out as causing death.
Looking over the snout of the hog I
counted 5 or 6 postules, or blood blis
ters, circular in shape and about half
an inch in diameter. Turning up the
upper lip of the subject, I found sev
eral ragged and foul ulcers, probably
an inch deep, having a very offensive
odop, and which certainly could be
characterized as truly malignant. I
thought at once ot having seen such
ulcers in S. A., the result of being
punctured or bitten by a poisonous
fly. The resultant disease is described
in our medical books under the name
of malignant postule. Seeing the
character of these ulcers, I knew ab
sorption front them must produce
charges somewhere, and naturally I
looked for them in the neck, as all
farmers know the charges produced in
the glands (kernals) in the jowls and
neck by the disease called hog scrofu
On cutting into the neck, the tissues
were highly engorged or congested
with blood, and glands were enlarged
from the mere rudimentary formation,
to bodies the size of the end of the
finger, or one-half inches in diameter.
These bodies were very numerous.
The office of these glands are to elim
inate or throw off, or get rid of any
morbific or poisonous matter circulat
ing in ihe system. All observers of
the so-called hog cholera, know that
.1 peculiar eruption breaks out on the
neck and shoulders, making cracks
and sores, and in this way the hog is
relieved. Several of my hogs now
convalescing, are a mass of sores, and
the grown ones have not hair enough
left to cover a half ol their body.
It is my firm conviction that these
ulcers on the upper lip antidote all
other diseased appearances, and from
them are taken up by absorbent sys
tem of vessels, a potent and virulent
poison equalled only in malignancy by
the virus of confluent small pox. With
all the precautions I used in making,
the autopsies, I became inoculated
with the poison, and am just conva
lescing after a month of much suffer
ing As stated above, I had a small
abrasion on one ot my fingers, which
I thought well protected, and alter I
was through the post modems (I made
two) I washed my hands thoroughly,
and cauterized, but 8 or 10 days after
I discovered a small festeron my hand,
and soon had rigors chill and .was de
lirious several days. The disease
showed itself principally in the glands
(kernels) in the armpit. Pasteur, the
French doctor, might find in this virus
a, solution of the rabbit plague in Aus
I made a second autopsy two days
alter the first one, with same results.
The reader will ask, what are the
pointers from all this, and what are
the curative or preventive indicatives?
Regarding the ulcers on the lips as the
danger points, these must first receive
attention. Nothing but a properly
constructed piece of iron (actual cau
tery) heated to a white heat and ap
plied to these sores, would avail any
thing. Then give 3 ounces of casior
oil and 6 drops of croton oil as a pur
gative. This given, take a sharp knife
and having gauged it so as to cut one-
fourth inch deep, make one to two
Incisions Iran •ersely, commencing on
top of the neck, just in front of the
shoulders, but stopping before reach
ing the locality of the blood vessels
under the throat. Have tar and grease
in readiness to place on the cuts to
prevent harm from the blow fly. This
operation is prepared to relieve the
engorgement ol the neck. I tried to
relieve this condition by splitting the
ears, but it was too far away from the
trouble. You need rather a larger
surface for suppuration, by which to
bring out the suppressed eruption, and
in this way only can a fatal result he
avoided. If the engorgement of the
neck is relieved, the bowels will rapid
ly respond to the purgative, as I have
learned by experience that in nearly
all acute diseases of the throat, in the
human family, the bowels are consti
pated, hut arc easily moved on the
subsidence of the acute symptom. If
the hog is not relieved in 8 cr 10 days,
whether with or without medicine, the
disease will have passed into vvliat can
properly he called the typhoid stage.
Supposing no ulcers are found on the
lip (for this is not invariable)and there
is great tendency to sinking, use a
sustaining treatment. I used with
good results the following:
Bed Peruvian bark in powder ‘Jounces
Gentian root (bruised) J “
Water J <pmrts
Boil down to one-third, then take
off from the fire, and infuse lot one-
half hour in the above one-half ounce
of black snake root. Strain, and give
2 tablcspoonsful 4 times a day. The
hogs having the open ulcers on their
lips should be kept separate from the
other hogs, as using the same water,
or coming in contact with any kind of
food in common with the others, will
inevitably intensify the disease. As the
weather was rainy and cold when my
swine were sick, 1 put them under
shelter and had plenty of straw for
bedding. A good sign of improve
ment is a desire to get to their wal
I used meal dough mixed with cook
ed sweet potatoes, as rations for the
convalescents, as they seemed not to
be able to use their jaws freely for a
length of time.
A DAREFCL TRAINING.
As a rule the druggists of tho country arc
the most careful people. .They do everything
with exactness and never fail to make a full
confession before expressing an opinion. A
prominent druggist writes:
F luhrton, Ga.
Gcntlemen-l'leasc ship by freight another
caoc of your incomparable Calisaya Tonic. It
is tho only preparation of the kind 1 have
seen that fully bears out the promises made
by tho seller. Wo guarantee it.
Very truly yours, II. C. Edmunds.
Druggist and Physician.
AVc have a splendid article of strictly
first-class syrup, put tip in small bar-
els for family use. Call ami see it.
IIass Sc McKinnon,
lltJ Broad Street.
“Oh, my backl” is a common exclamation,
ard expresses a world of misery and suffer
ing. It is singular this pain arises from such
various ca.ises. Kidney disease, liver com
plaint, wasting affections, colds, rheumatism,
dvspcpsia, overwork and nervous debility are
chief causes. When thus ailing seek prompt
relief. It can be found best in Drown’s Iron
Bitters. It builds up from the foundation by
making the blood rich and pure. Leading
physicians und ministers use and recommend
it. It has cured many, and if you arc stlffer-
er, tr> it. __
Just received our last shipment of Jelly
Glasses. REESE k K ASOX.
A Mound Le^'iiI Opinion.
K. iJaiubridgo Mundny Esq. Esq., Connty
Attj\, (May Co., TeX., says: “Have used
Electric Hitters with most happy roaulta.
MV brother also was very low with malarial
tever and jaundice, but was cured by timely
use of this medicine. Am sytisfted Electric
Hitters saved his life.”
Mr. D. I. Wilcoxson, of Jlorso Cave, Ky..
believes lie would have died, iu\d it not been
for Electric Hitters,
This grwit remedy will ward oil, as well
hs cure all malarial diseases, and for all
kidney, Liver and stomach disorders stands
unequalcd. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
S. J. Casskls.
Table linen and toweling below
New York cost :it
Go to Kcesc & Eason’s tor fruit jars. They
re headquarters. 6-l94t
Kook in at Pickett’s and sec the
greatest bargains ever offered in
Thomasville. Woman’s kid button
shoe for $1.00,
Men’s hand sewed shoes for $1.00.
lluclilrn’N Arnica Naira.
lie Host Salve in the World for Cut9,
bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Price 25 cent3 per box. For sale
by S. J. Cassels, Drug Store.
The Fudge house, below tho Musury Ho
tel, is for rent, \ppl_j to
•MM ‘ K. M. MALLKTTE.
Reid k Culpepper are keeping up with the
procession, they have secured the agency of
the famous Star Mineral Water, the fir.oat
preparation known for dyspepsia^ H is
guaranteed to cure. " 4 6 tf
The I'faw Dincovery.
Von have heard your friends and neigh
bors talking about it. You may yourself be
one of the many who know from personal ex
perience just how good it is. If you have
ever tried it von are one of its staunch
friends, because the wonderful thing about
it is, that when once given a trial, Dr.
King’s New Discovery ever after holds a
place in the house. If you have never used
it and should be aftiicted with a cough, cold
or any Throat, Lung or Chest trouble, se
cure a bottle at once and give it a fair trial.
It is guaranteed every t*mc, or money re-
Fifty pieces Dress
styles, at 6 3-4 cents
per yard *
Mitchell House Corner
funded. Trial Buttles tree at
8. J. C vaaiL's Drugstore.
TAKE A REST.
C.vurdou tickets at loiv rates will be suM
all summer resorts throughout tho eoun-
- - j hy tlie East Tennessee, Virginia and
(leu-gin Railway, commencing June 1st,
good to return on or before October :11st.
Fast train service with Fullman cars.
U. W. WREXX,
(Ion. Fass. and Ticket Agl.
Few more pairs Old Ladies Bus
kins and shoes to bo sacrificed at
FI A NOS AND ORGANS.
W. S. Drown, tho Jeweler, has se
cured the agency for nil tho first-class
Planes and Organs, which ho Is soiling"
at the lowest prices for cash or on long
time. Those desiring to purchase will
do well to learu his prices and terms.