VOL 1 -NO 41.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, .JUNE 28, !885>.
$5.00 PER ANNUM
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Talk up the Cordele road. Put
your shoulder to the wheel.
Now is Thomasville’s opportunity.
Will she embrace it.
The woods are full of watermelon
men. Sell to \m ou the track.
The Clay street colored school will
give an exhibition this evening. The
friends of the school are invited.
Last night wound up the commence
ment season of '80 in Thoinnsville,
And the reporter rejoicet.h.
Will the business men of Thomns-
villc take hold of the Cordele road ?
If the}' will it Ls an assured success.
Mr. James Nesmith brought the
best apples that have been here this
season, to town yesterday. Who will
say that Thomas county cannot raise
The capitalists of Thomasville have
shown their faith in the railroad to
Cordele by liberal stock subscriptions.
This example will be followed by all
A large number of the colored girls
who have been attending the Con-
neticut Industrial school left yester
day for their homes in Albany and
The sidewalk in front of Bruce’s
Range and Dekle & Cook’s store on
lower Broad, will be widened by per
mission of council so that a concrete
sidewa'k'can be made.
Mr. Mala Collins, one of the sturdy
and thrifty farmers of tire 18th, Cairo
district, was in the-city yesterdny, and
paid the Tisiks-Enterprise office ri
pleasant visit. Mr. Collins was already
a subscriber to the Times-Enterprise,
but he handed in another subscription
for a friend.
making p6ar crates
and better than all they are having a
splendid demand fbr them. Before
you make your purchases for the sea
son call and see their crates, and
obtain their prices. Home industries
ought to be patronized—and pear
growers can set the ball in motion.
An artist can spend years iu per
fecting n thing of beauty. Another
man with a club can demolish it at
Moral: Do not raise objections,
possiblo, probu]>le, prospective, palpa
ble or otherwise to enterprises that
aim to promote the public good.
The Pomona (Ga..) bachelor’s club
has ruled that before any one marries
one of Pomona’s girls he must buy
five acres of land in llic town. Thom,
asvillc is giving a bonus of ten acres
ol town property to each one who
marries a belle of that burgh.—Talla-
Mistake, neighbor. Thomasville
girls are at a premium without any
dowry. Ten acres of land in or
around Thomasville would be a rich
Wesleyan Female College.
We nre in receipt of the annual
catalogue of this college, the oldest
chartered institution for the education
of women in the world. The college
has just closed the most prosperous
year of its history, and’ the prospect
for the future is more hopeful than
over before. 1,990 graduates have
left the institution since it was organ
ized, and-there were 289 students in
attendance last term.
Little Louie, infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Robinson, died
Thursday morning, Juno 27th, of con
gestion, aged 6 months and 17 days.
A pair of tiny little hands
Are folded ’neatli the sod,
A pair of little feet have #onc
To walk the city of God.
Quitman and Amcricus
To the Citizens of Thomasville.
It is now within your power to
secure the building ol a railroad from
Thomasville to Cordele, You can do
it without giving a dollar. You will
not be asked to give. I earnestly re
quest you to meet at the City Hall at
8 p. ra. this evening, at which time
the plau by which the road can be
secured will be submitted to you.
H. W. Hopkins,
Juno 27th. Mayor.
Which Affect Thomasville.
An article in the Constitution giving
the outlines ot a new system of roads
in Georgia, under one management,
appears in another column. Thomas
ville is interested. Sully, Borg and
Dow, a trio of New York millionaires
and railroad builders, arc engaged in
an effort to consolidate the various
railroad lines in 'his state, not already
absorbed and controlled by the Rich
mond Terminal Company. Prominent
among the?e is the Chattanooga Rome
& Columbus, the Georgia Midland,
the Macon & Covington, tbc Amcri
cus, Preston S: Lumpkin, the Georgia.
Southern, the Atlanta & Florida, and
other projected new lines, and exten
sions of the old lines mentioned It is
said, in the article referred to above,
that Mr. Duval wants to connect the
Florida system with this system at
Dawson, Ga., funning a line from
Quincy. The great point with the F.R.
& N. people is to get out. They have
bottled up for years. A brie from
Dawson to Quincy would probably pass
through a portion of Terrell, Calhoun,
Baker, Miller, Decatur and a portion
of Gadsden. This is a long and nec
essarily expensive connection. Now,
when the Columbus Southern is com
pleted to Albany —which it will be at
an early day—then Mr. Duval could
get his needed connection on a shorter
and cheaper line by building from
Monticello via Thomasville to Albany.
Arid he would tap the best point,
Thomasville, in south or southwest
Georgia, both for travel and business
generally. That the F. R. S; N. will
come here, if Thomasvilc builds from
here to Cordele, is almost a certainty.
In that event the F. R. & N. would
haye to, build only
miles to reach their allies at Albany.
Much, if not everything, depends on
Thomasville building from here to
Cordele. The-result will inevitably be
to attract other roads—to make Thom
asville, what she is, naturally, a rail
road centre. The road from Cara-
belle, which is now being built from
that point to Tallahassee,, would be
extended on to Thomasville—and in
all. probability from this point to Au
gusta, if the road was built from here
It is scarcely less important to Thom
asville to have an independent line
into Florida, giving her two additional
lines of steamships to New York, from
Fernandina and Jacksonville, than is
the proposed northern outlet, connect
ing her with several systems at Cor
dele. Both arc important—deeply im
portant. Lines arc being constructed
all around Thomasville. They will
sap her business, drain her commerce
and permanently cripple her future
growth, unless she grasps the situation
and threatened danger, by looking out
Let us start with the road from here
to Cordele; others will follow. We
cannot, wc will not believe, that the
business men and citizens ot Thomas
ville will longer pursue a do-nothing
course. They have pursued this course
to the very brink of danger. There is
time yet, however, for her to protect
herself. But the time is short. Ter
ritory is being occupied, lines are be
ing constructed and built in the inter
est of other points, which, when com
pleted, will virtually bottle up the town.
This can be averted now—hut it may
be too late, even in a few weeks
or months. Whatever is done should
be done now. The situation is criti
cal. Theie’s no use of denying or
dodging the fact. More than two
millions of taxable property is
at stake here. Every man, woman
and child in the town is inter
ested. Every professional man, every
merchant, every property holder is
vitally interested. With an independ
ent line Irom here to Cordele, owned,
controlled and operated in the interest
of the town, we would be out of the
woods. The time for action has come;
the time for talk has passed.
Interest to the Sheriffs
The following, touching the rates on
the railroads for the delegates to the
Sheriffs Convention, which meets in
Atlanta on the 10th of July, will in
terest the sheri fls:
Atlanta, Ga., June 22, 1889.
L. P. Thomas, Dear Sir:—I beg to
advise that I am now authorized to
odor rates of one full faro going and
one-third of tlio highest limited fare
returning, on the certificate plan ns
explained in enclosed circular for
persons attending sheriff’s convention,
to lie hclil at Atlanta, Ga., July 10th
and 11 tli, ‘1889; certificates to ho
signed by you, as acting secretary,
and rates to apply from points in
Persons attending this’meotingliom
points' at which through tickets to
Atlanta cannot he secured, should be
instructed to purchase tickets to
Savannah, McDonough, Griffin, A1
bany or Jesup, as may he most con
venient, and then repurchase to At
lanta, taking certificates from both
agents from whom tickets are secured.
The certificates obtained at Savannah,
McDonough, Griffin, Albany or Jesup
(as the ease may he) will then be
honored at Atlanta for the excursion
rate, returning to the point nt which
it was secured, and the other will be
houored at that point for the excur
sion rate, returning thence to starting
point, if presented on or before July
If these rates arc accepted, ho so
kind as to advise me at yotir earliest
convenience, in order that I may issue
the necessary instructions.
Yours very truly,
Ass’t Com. So. Pass. Ass’n.
Col. Thomas replied, accepting the
A Look Into the Future.
Pittsburg (Va.) Index-Appeal.
What nill our population be? Who
will say? ■ The United States to day
increase at the rate of about i$ per cl.
every decade, so that at the close of
the next century the increment will
havorun up to a total of not less than
400,000,000 souls. Take the popula
tion of all the states and countries as
likely to come under our sway and
another 400 000,000 will be easily
added. In the year-of our lord 2,000
and the year of the Independence ot
the United States of North America,
but the United States of North, Cen
tral and South America, and the Pres
ident will then issue his Thanksgiving-
Day proclamation to nearly a thou
sand million people. The mind fails
to grasp our industrial and commcr
cial expansion at that day; the won
derful progress in the arts and
sciences; the tremendous energy with
which enterprise after enterprise will
he conceived and made a reality.
And then Congress. Just think wliat
Congress will be then! But, stop!
Better not think. When wc contem
plate what.it is now, with 400 memb
ers, the idea of what it will he with 4,-
000 is simply appalling,
Waycross, Gh., June 21. -At a
meeting ot the citizens of Waycross
to-day, 81,100 and nine acres of
ground were subscribed ns a nucleus
fund toward r.-tablishiug a branch of
the stale college at this place.
A CAREFUL TRAINING.
As a rule the druggists of the 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:
Gentlemen—Please ship by freight another
cn«e o/ your incomparable Calisaya Tonic.
is the only preparation of the kind 1 hare
seen that fully bears out the promises made
by tbc seller. We guarantee it.
Very truly yours, II. C. Edmunds.
Druggist and Physician.
Wc have a splendid article of strictly
first-class syrup, put up iu small bar
ds for family use. Call and see it.
Pass & McKinnon,
1 Id Broad Street.
“Ob, my back!” is a common exclamation,
and 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,
dyspepsia, overwork and nervous debility are
chief causes. When thus ailing seek prompt
relief. It can be found best in Brown's Iron
Bitters. It builds up from the foundation by
making the blood rich and pure. Leading
physicians and ministers use and recommend
it. It has cured many, and if you are suffer
er, try it.
Just received our last shipment of Jelly
Glasses. REF13E k EAHOX.
A Non ml
, Baiubritlge M
day Esq. Esq., County
Atty., Clay Co., Tex., says: “Have used
Electric Bitters with most happy results.
My brother also was very low with malarial
fever and jaundice, but was cured by timely
use of this medicine. Am sytisfied Electric
Bitters saved bis life.”
\ir. D. I. Wilcoxson, of Horse Cave, Ky.,
adds a like testimony, saying. He positively
believes lie would have died, lmd it not been
fbr Electric Bitters.
This great remedy will .ward off. as well
as cure all malarial diseases, and for all
kidney, Liver and stomach disorders stands
iineqimled. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
H. J. Cassils.
Table linen and toweling below
New York cost at
(Jo to Bee
ic A Eason’s for fruit jars. They
Look 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
dioes for $4.00.
The Best Salvo in the World for Cuts,
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 cents per box. For sale
by S. J. Cossets, Drug Storo.
The Fudge bouse, below the Musury Ho-
tel, is lor rent.
‘ K. M. MALLKTTE.
Itciil ti Culpepper nre keeping up with the
procession, they have secured the agency of
llic famous .Star Mineral Water, tlio finest
preparation known lor dyspepsia. It is
ranteed to cure. 1 0 tf
I ho New 1> i.ro very.
L oll’ have heard your friends and neigh
•airs- talking about if. You may yourself he
- ol the many w ho know from personal
pericnco just how good ilia. If you have
tried it you are one of its staunch
friends, because the wonderful tiling about
find when once given a'trial. Dr,
King's New Discovery ever after lion
phieo ill the house. If you have never used
id should he alluded with a c ough, cold
ny Throat, Lung or Chest trouble, He
: a bottle at nin e and give it a fair trial
or money re-
Hi: guaranteed even-
funded. Trial bottles Yr
. L'asssl's Drugstore.
Jerusalem-.seems now to In: n rapid
ly growing city. This is due to tlio
great number of Jews wlio aro flocking
there yearly. They now number 80,-
000 ninre than the Moslem and Chris
tian population combined.
One of the aflecting incidents con
nected with the Johnstown catastro
phe is now disclosed by the fact that
out of 250 children who attended the
first ward school in that city before the
flood, only three were left alive.
Augusta, Ga., June 24.—At a
meeting of the Jewish congregation
here, it Ills been decided to adopt the
reform custom of taking of! hilts in the
synagogue. This change is adopted
in nearly all the synagogues, and
Augusta Hebrews favor the new cus
The proverbial Philadelphia law
yer lias been getting in his work on a
syndicate of Atlanta capitalists. The
gentlemen who sold the Etowah min
ing property, as they supposed, for
8190,000 are now asked to give a deed
to it in consideration of 8:10,000 cash
and 8100,000 of tiic personal notes of
tlio aforesaid Philadelphia lawyer.
A lively law suit is likely to ensue.
TAKK A REST.
xt msiou tickets nt low run s v. ill be sold
ill summer resorts throughout the coun-
bv the East Tennessee, Yirginiu and
Georgia Railway, rcinmenciug Juno 1st,
good to return on or Indore October .’list.
Fast train .-a rviee with Pullman cars,
II. W. WRKXX,
lien. Pass, and Tiuket Agt.
Few more pairs Old Ladies Bus
kins and shoes to he sacrificed at
PIANOS AND ORGANS,
W. H. Brown, the Jeweler, hus se
cured the agency for all the lirst-class
IMauos and Organs, which tio is selling
ut the lowest prices for caslt or on long
time. Those desiring to purchase will
do well to learn his prices and terms.
:: Boxes Genuine Messina Lemons.
The Jackson St. Grocer.
Man of good selling ability to represent us
as sales agent in this town. $J00 to $2,000
per year can he made. Address
WAXAMAKKR .t BROWN,
The Largest Clothing and Merchant Tail
oring house in America. It
Parties in want :of lumber of any kind,
cither dressed or rough, can he supplied, on
short notice, by sending orders to A, W.
Dekle, Thomasville, P. O. Prices reason
able and satisfaction guaranteed. 3t
lino of men’s shoes at 81-00 at
Fifty pieces Dress
styles, at 6 3-4 cents
Dry Ws House
Mitchell House Corner