Where Cotton Originated.
A correspondent inquires where
and when the cotton plant was first
cultivated. This is a question that in
vestigation has failed to answer.
It is supposed that the first allusion
to cotton is found in Rig Veda, where
“threads in the loon:” are spoken of.
If the threads in the loom were cotton-
thread, then the staple was in use one
thousand years before the Christian
era, or nearly three thousand years
However this may be, it is certain
that the plant was cultivated in India
eight hundred years before the birth
of Christ, for it is repeatedly referred
to in the sacred institutes ot Mann.
But the early cultivation of the plant
was not confined to India. Accord
ing to Aztecs hyeroglyphics, cotton
was in common ijsc among the people
hundreds of years before Cortez in
Herodotus, as the schoolboys know,
alludes to “trees bearing as their fruit
fleeces surpassing those of sheep in
beauty and excellence, ’ But centu
ries before Herodotus was born the
people of India were clothing them
selves in cotton fabrics.
The Boston Journal calls attention
to the Tartary myth which describes
a plant animal—a lamb growing on a
bush or tree. Modern scientific inves
tigation has traced the origin of this
myth -to the impression made on trav
elers who had Been the cotton plant
growing in Asia. The lamb was un
doubtedly the cotton fleece seen in
the open bolls.—Atlanta Constitution.
171 OllAMBEKS ST.,
“AGE CANNOT WITHER HER,”
remarked an old gentleman, as ho gazed
fondly upon the comely little woman by his
aido; “but frankly,” ho continued, “at one
timo I was afraid cosmetics would. The Bill
WALTER S. HILL,
'rtks Commission Merchant,
timo I was afraid cosmetics would. The Billy
littlo woman, in order to appear youthful,
plastered her face with different varieties of
whitewash, yclept * balms.’ * creams.’ * lotions,’
etc.” “Yes,” interrupted the littlo woman,
“I did, until my skin became liko parchment
and $o pimply and coarse.” “Well.”said tho
listener, “what do you use now?” “Use,
was the reply, “ nothing but common sense
and Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery.
Common sense told mo that if my blood was
S ure, liver active, appetite and digestion good,
aat the outward woman would tako on tho
hue of health. The * Discovery ’ did all those
things and actually rejuvenated me.” If you
would possess a clear, beautiful complexion,
free from blotches, pimples, eruptions, yellow
spots and roughness, use tho “Golden Med
ical Discovery.” It is guaranteed to do
all that it is claimed to, or money noin
for it will bo promptly refunded.
LeC'ontc Pears and Melons a Specially.
Fruit Growers’ National Bank, Smyrna, Del
Represented in Thoinnsville by A. C. Brown.
for an incurablecasoof Ca-
nr tarrli In tlio Head by the
of Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy. By
11a muu, soothing and healing properties, it
cures tho worst cases, no matter of how long
standing. By druggists, 50 cents.
Southern Girls and Colleges.
From the Dolton, On., Citizen.
The southern female colleges and
their sweet girl graduates are just
now claiming a large share of public
attention. The South is justly proud
of her female colleges, but prouder of
her females. Female education has
long received distinguished considera
tion in the fair southland, where a
chivalrous civilization has ever ac
corded to woman superior capabilities.
Georgia can boast of the first charter
ed female college of the world, the
Wesleyan, at Macon. These institu
tions have been potent factors in the
development of our educational, so
cial and moral condition. They have
been fountains of pure streams of in
fluence that have watered our homes
into producing the sweetest fruits and
flowers of deed and sentiment. A
recognition of the higher education of
woman has long blessed our state.
Formerly Ihc F. R. A N, t'o.
Standard Time Used—June 2,1889.
7 00 p 1145 aLv Jacksonville Ar
G 30 p|ll 27 a'Ly Callahan *~
8 30 p42 42 p,Lv ^Baldwin
0 25 pj 127 pjAr Lawtcy
9 65 p 142 p Ar Starko
10 30 1. 2 27 p Ar Waldo ... -----
11 20 a ! 302 p!Ar Hawthorno Ar 10 23 a 2 00a
ll0a 4 29j>Ar Ocala Ar] 907p 12 01 p
The San Francisco Chronicle says:
“There is an oriental legend to the
effect that an evil spirit once obtained
the mastery over man aud gave him
his choice as to whether he wonld get
drunk, or rob a house, or commit a
murder. The man, thinking to
choose the least of the evils, selected
intoxication; but, says the legend,
when he had become intoxicated he
committed both the other crimes,
the story. It illustrates the cunning
of the evil genius as well as the folly
of the human being, and is, in a
measure, an answer to the not uuusu
al argument which seeks to excuse
oueTrom the consequence of his own
acts because he was drunk.”
Copyright, 1888, by World’s Dis. Msd. Ass’n.
For which I will pay highest market-price
in cash, or sell on commission, and I will
pay a reward of $25 to the person shipping
me the car of the largest melons’thisjseason.
This reward i3 over and above the market
price of said car when reccivcd.|
A. P. RICKETS
Wholesale! Frait and FrotlticeJDealcr,
IReference: People’s Bank and other banks
here; also It. G. Dun k Co., and the wholesale
merchants of this city generally.
| 7 | SOUTHERN DIVISION l 8\
500 p 1005 a Lv Fornandina Ar
3 05 p 8 30 n
150 p' G 10 a
1 53 p 6 40 a
1242 p ‘ "
11 58 aj 3 55
11 28a| 3 30
10 62 a 2 50
3 50 a 1 542 p Ar Wildwood Arj 8 o0a> 9 20p
6 10 a' G10 p Ar Leesburg Ar 7 35 ft, 7 55 p
6 09 ft! 040 p Ar Tavares Lv 710 a 7 OOp
''22 p Ar Orlando Lvl 545 a; 4jX) p
9 42 t
| TAMrA DIVISION. 1
7 00 a
G 40 fti
7 20 a;
12 05 p
Lv Jacksonville Ar
Lv Wildwood Ar
Ar Paimsoffkeo Ar
Ar Sumtervillo Ar;
ArSt. Cfttlierlno Ar
Ar Lacoocheo Ar
/* r Dado City Ar
Ar Plant City Lv
j 4 30 p
; 300 p
I 215 p
111 45 p
23 ' | 13 \ CEDAR KEY D1V. 1 14 1 24
7 00 p 1145 a Lv Jacksonville Ar 150 p C IO a
6 10 a
7 00 p
9 05 p
10 40 p
1 58 p
4 10 p LV Waldo Ar.10 35 p 3 40 p
4 53 p'Ar Ga,lno»vlllo At 940 a; 230p
6 42 j>!Ar Archer Lvl 8 25 u l'J 1*> p
G 12 pj Ar Bronson Ar 7 4h a
i [Ar Cedar hey Lvl 5 JO a|
i j WISTEUNTuvisiONj 2 1 10
7 15 ftiLv Jacksonville A r; 3 20 p 2 45 p
8 00 a A r Baldwin Ar 2 35 p 1 1 40 p
1 Lake City Ar| 10* pill 22 a
LIvo O'lk A r 12 23 p 9 55 a
Madison Arjll 15 a 8 15 a
Moutloollo Lv l»30 4 3 25 a
Ar Tallahassee Lvl 9 50 a< 3 20 h
Quincy Lv S57 a; 1 50 a
lllver J unc. Lv 8 00 a 12 05 a
12 52 p
2 02 p
3 03 p
J, 2, 7, 8,9,10,13,11 Dally.
G2, and 03 Dally.
3, 4, 23, 24, Dally, except Sunday.
30 Dally excopt Sunday. 31 Dally
GO | G
| JACKSONVILLE BRANCH |
5 | Cl.
8 45p.|:Wa Lv Jacksonville* ArSWa-O 00
1005p-600a Ar Fcrnandlua Lv7lJft-4 30
| 6 and G daily, except Sunday. 00 and G1
fund ays only,
7 15 a. m., Now Orloans Expross. Shortest
ami quickest lino to all Mlddlo and West
Florida points, Pensacola, Mobile and New
Orleans. 1 7 :15 a. m. and 7^30,p. m trains cen
ts. 7 :io ft. m. ana i m. v.~..
— " ' _ . - , t • noct dirough to Thoraasville, Montgomery,
There is a good deal of philosophy in NaM nvllle, Ht. Louis. Cincinnati. Chicago, and
° nil rzAinia North and West. Arrive nt l n
all points North and West
m ii a ,45 rl.'m.ViUl and Express tor nil points
South, Gainesville, Ocala, Leesburg, Taveres,
Anonka, Orlando, I’anasoffkoo (St. Catharine)
Dado City, Plant City. Arrives at 1:50p. m,
7 00 p. ni. Local, connects through lor a..
nolnts South, Ocala, Gainesville, Leesburg,
Tavares, Orlando, Tarpon Springs Souther
land, St. Petersburg, aud Tampa. Arrives a
6:10 a. in,
Etiquette requires, in Chinese con
versation, that each should compli-
ment the other anil depreciate him
self and all his belongings. It is af
firmed that the following is not an
exaggeration: “What is your hon
orable name?” “My insignificant ap
pellation is Chang.” “Where is your
magnificent palace?” “My contempt
ible hut is at Luchan.” “How many
are your illustrious children?” “My
vile, worthless brats are five.” “How
is the health of your distinguished
spouse?” “My mean, good-for-nothing
old woman is well.” “How is your
amiable and loving mother-in-law?”
“Theold hag is still hanging around.”
11:45 a. m. Cumberland Houle Express, con
nects at Fernandlna with steamer City oi
Brunswick, dally, for Brunswick, Macon, At
lauta, Chattanooga, Louisville, Cincinnati
St Louis and Chicago. Arrives 1:50 p. m.
4*30p m. Fernandlna Mail and Expross,
dally, connecting Tuesday and Friday with
Str St Nicholas for Savannah mid way land,
lncs Thursday with Mallory Summers for
New'York. Arrives 8:50 a. ill. Suuday train
loaves Jacksonville 8:45 a. m.
This new service gives perfect connections
at Baldwin for nil points North and \\ est. Via
Callahan to all points North, Last and West
... i. ...iinn oAimnollit n with si r. (MtV OI
Callahau to ait puiuu.-o..... *r,,
Via Fornandina, conuoctlug with Str. City of
Brunswick, for Brunswick, Macon, Atlanta
and oil points North and West.
D. E. MAXWELL, A. O. MACDONELL,
Oon. Manager. O* F- « r, A.
A little two-year old lias added
something new to the story of .Joseph
and his brethren. I told him the
Bible version of the story, and he
seemed much interested in Joseph's
coat of many colors. When I had
finished he jsid: “I’apa, tell me
about his pants.”
A prominent northern newspaper
lately published the following sensible
verdict: "The south is now, in our
belief, more attractive, more easily
accessible and more promising than
any Other part of the country, to those
who have either muscle or money with
which to push their fortunes/’
J. W IIEID. Agout at TUomasvlllo, Ga.
W r c will open, Monday, April lit, at the
place lately occupied tiy Mr. I. II. Hone
aline stock of fresh meats. Beef, Mutton anti
Our meats are from our own farms, iiu,
juicy and Hwcet. We will he glad to receiv
your patronage and will serve you with the
est meats at the lowest possible price**.
F. P. Horn k Bito
Indian Spring, Ga.
W. A. ELDER Proprietor.
SEASON OF 1889.
For rates, analysts ot water and tutor
616 tt E. A. Elder* Matter.
Melons ami IVars Specialties.
iborof tho Morcantilo Exchange, Now York,
Produeo Kxchango, Philadelphia.
-FOR THE SALE OF-
206 I1EANE ST,. NEW YORK.
Deferences: Irving National Bank, N. ^ .;
500 Cars Watermelons,
5000 Baskets of Early Fruits,
By shipping ycur
Green and Dried Fruits, Melons
inytliing you may have, to us.* We have
•ry large trade in the above articles, and
v.... place your shipments to as good advant-
ag *• as any house on the market. We invite
correspondence from all parties having any
thing in our line to ship.
SUMMERS, MORRISON k CO.,
171 South Water Street,
Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank. daw
William Halley & Co.,
COMMISSION - MERCHANTS.
Melons a Specialty.
197 WEST STREET,
W. C. 8NOIXJBASS. B. F. HAWKINS
gXOGGUA.ss & HAWKINS,
Formerly occupied by Enterprise of-
ip M, McINOTSH,
Physician «& Surgeon,
EJf-OKI'ICE over .Stark's,'corner,; Broad and
■j-yu. JOEL B. COYLE.
THOM AS VI LLE,f.GEORGIA.
OFFICE, Broad St..over;rickett’s.
II. COYLE, D. 1). S.,
Thomasvillo, • • • Georgia.
Offers hi* sorvleoH to th citizens of Thom
asvllle and vicinity.
Office hours—From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., and
from 2 to 5 p.
Office—On Jackson street.
M1TC1IILL. . I JJKJllt
'ITCHELL fi MITCHELL,
TUomasvlllo, • • Ooorgln.
lANSELL & MEBItlLI.
Attorneys-at-Law and Insur
rhomasvlllc, • •
Offlco—Ovor Watt’s store.
Promptattontlou glvou toj.al
trusted to him.
Office—Ovor Watt’s store, cornor
w. mtucE, M. D.
8 Cm nor of Broad and Flctclier streots. tang
S. DEKLE, M. L).,
Office in Hayes Building.
Rosldonce—Cornor College avenuo and Mag
uolla street. „ „ _ , . .
Telephone communication, No. 25 for night
Fife & Beverly
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN
THESSOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
wo through oxpress trains dally, with Pul
man Palace Buffet Sleeping Cars by night,
and Chair Cars by day, between Cin
cinnati! and Chicago, Indianapo
lis and Chicago, and also be
tween Louisville and
where close con
nections are made for
St. Paul, Fargo, Blsmark, P«d-
land, Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Intermediate—
New Fast Mail,
Leaving Louisville, Dally oxespt Sunday, at
7 *30 a. m. Clnclnnattl, Dally, except Sunday
at 7 :15. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55.
The most rapid service over attempted be
tween tho Great Commercial Cities on the
Ohio Rlvor aud Chicago.
gra-l hrough Coupon Tickets, Baggago check
ed to destination, and your safety and com
fort provided for, are among the points that
have made the
Universally and deservedly popular.
OHN B.CAR90N, Vlco-pros’t and Gen’l Mgr
W. II. McDOEL, Gen’l Traffic Manager,
E. O. McCORMICK, Gen,l Passenger Agent
n IT* flT.iniVO T*nqqf>nf»nr find Freight Al
£j. U. BlLLUIViUIV/A, UDU,t jnMODU(,ai »bvuv
r. W. GLADING. Passenger and Froight Agt.,
158 Broad St., Thomasville Ga.
W. D. SCOTT,
Sheet Metal *
* Plumbing Worlcs.
I have experienced workmen In my employ
anil am prepared to do all kinds of sheet
metal and plumbing work in tho best possi
GALVANIZED IRON CORNICE, Archltectur
al and Ornamontai Work in Iron, Zinc oi
Copper. SLATE and TIN ROOFING, Sheet
Brass and Copper Work, Plumbing, Gas and
II0TEL AND JOB WORK A SPECIALTY
I koopon hand a full stock of Bright and
Roollng Tin, Galvanized, Russia, Smoke
stack and Plain Iron, Sheet Brass, Planished
Tinned and Plain Coppors; Zinc, Bolder,
Spelter and Wire.
My pricoo are reasonable and those who
contemplate having work done orpurchasi
anything In my lino will find It to tholr
torost to confer with me beforo placing their
ordors. Offlco and shop ovor Watt & Bro.
Broad St.. Thomasville Ga.
The Old Bill Bryant
ylace on Jackson St.,
Reft* re ii
New York County National
Jacob T. Bpiiiidl. Joseph W. Thorn,
BENNETT & THORN,
* No, 302 North Front St.,
Philadelphia, - Pa.
Dennett & Hall,
Fruits and Produce.
Melons -:- and Pears
— DEALERS IN
AND ALL KINDS OF
Wo aro prepared to furnish anything w\n
od In tho Lumber Line, Wo make a speclult
Mouldings, Turned Scroll Work.
Tho most elaborate deslgna will bo faithful
ly and corrootly executed. Wo operato tho
best OQUinpad mills, and carry tho largest
stock of so isoned lumber In Southern Ooor
Kla Fartl >s wanting lumber wlllsnvo monoy
by consulting us before placlnn their ordors.
, FIFE & BEVEBLY
BY FAB THE
No. 1G1 WEST STREET,
Hunt & Voorhees,
179 READE ST., N. Y.,
Southern Fruit anCProduce-
Particular atteutiou paid toJ|tlie
sale of peaches, pears anil melons.
Hales reported daily aud returns
JOSEPH PIKE’S SON,'
NEW YB1 OR BOSTON
OCEAN:-: STEAMSHIP:-: LINE
Central Railroad of Georgia.
—And Dealer In—
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Florida & Georgia Fruits e geta bles
ON IM ILK PI.A4-K, NE1V YOItK.
Melons and LeConte Pears Solicited,
Represented in Thomasville by A. C.
Brown and John W. Mitchell
SUMMER EXCURSION TICKETS
Now on sale at reduced rates. Good to
return until October .'list, 1889.
Magnificent Steamers and elegant ser
vice. Free from the heat and dust incident
to nil-rail routes. If you are sick the trip
will invigorate and build you up. Go east
by sea and you'll never regret it.
Passengers, before purchasing tickets via
other routes, would do well to inquire first
of the merits of the Route via Savannah.
Further information may be had by Apply
ing to the Agent nt your station, or to
M. S. BELKNAP, W. F, SHELLMAX,
General Manager. Traffic Manager,
2 E. T. CHARLTON, CLYDE BOSTICK,
Gen. Pass. Agent. Trav. Pass. Agt.,
Mr. Joseph M. Drcyer offers his services
to the public as a stenographer and type
writer. All work promptly dono and satis
faction Huaranlced. Apply to or address,
JOSEPH M. DREYER,
at Me utyro k McIntyre’s office, Broad it
(Opposite Plney Woods Hotel.)
THOMASVILLE, - GA
E. B. Whiddon, Prop.
This house, locatecUn tho most doslr-
ablo and central part of tho city, is new
and completo in every particular. Fur
nished in tho most elegant manner and
providod with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels. Tho monu Is porfcct, and
the sorvico rendored by trained and-po-
lito sorvants. Terms reasonable, and
pricos graded according to accommoda
tions furnished. Carriages from tho
house moot all trains.
Men & Mil
Contractors & Builders
Wo will be glad to make contracts for, or
superintend, all classes of buildings, public
or private, in either brick or wood. Will fur
nish plana and specifications if required. If
you want any building dono call on us, and
wo .will submit estlinntes whothor contract Is
awarded us or not. Wo will guarantoo satis
faction in all our work. Wo refor to tho many
buildings erected by us In Thomasville, and
to all parties for whom wo have worked.
Shop on Flotcher st., 2nd door from Broad.
Thomasvillo, Ga., April 3, 1889.
This new and beautiful hotel, elegantly
ELECTRIC BELLS, CAS,
First class in all of its appointments, lias
been leased by M. 0. Whitlock, former own
er and proprietor of the late
“WHITLOCK HOUSE. 1 ]
His table and service will satisfy th
fcstklious. His beds arc delightful. Terms
reasonable. Address,. •
WESLEYAN FEMALE COLLEGE,
Fifty-second annual session begins llcto
ber 2d, 1889. Unsurpassed for health, safety,
comfort,and advantages in Literature, Music
and Art. Special rates to clubs.
iun25-3mw W. C. 11 ASS, Pres.
N. S. Eaves,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
■I will ho glad to inako contracts foi ths
construction of all clatsecs of buildings, pub
lic und privato, in either brick or wood.
I will guaranleo in evory Instance to
glvo satisfaction. Designs and plans drawn
and careful estimates made.
Mx Motto—Good, honest work at fair
prices. If you want any building done call
on mo. I will submit estimates whothor
tract in awarded me or not. I refer to
the many public buildings erected by m® In
Thomasvillo and elsewbor©, and all parties
for whom I havo worked’
Good neighbors, and
convenient to South
Georgia College and
Terms so easy that
anybody having the
will, can have a good
home. Apply imme
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
Thomasvillo. GAeor‘*ia t