VOL 1 -NO 47.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, gATUltDAY MORNING, JULY 0, 188!).
Thomasville celebrated and enjoyed
the 4ih, in a very sensible way.
Tim rain has seriously interfered
with progress on the Gulf House this
A big picnic was held at Singletary’s
school house near Ochlockonce Thurs
Several parties took advantage of
the cheap rates on the railroad Thurs
day to visit the neighboring towns.
Mr. Ilrjjisell Merrill has been ad
ded to the canvassing committee tor
the new road. And he’s a good one.
Tho loyalty of the merchants of
Thomasvillc is now beyond question:
every one of them closed up on the
The Guards were out with their
guns for the first time on the 4th, and
the popular verdict was that they
handled them well.
The Times-Enterprise was re
membered on the fourth by Mr. Bow-
kcr and W. L. Bibb, Esq. These
gentlemen deposited two splendid
specimens of watermelons, to the
credit of the force.
Dr. 'Watkins was showing some
Juno apples in town yesterdny that
were quite curious. The grafts were
brought from Kentucky and placed
on LeContc stocks. This is the third
year from the graft. The apples have
a faint trace of the pear flavor.
During Judge Merrill’s absence on
the coast, Mr. M. A. Fleetwood is duly
authorized to transact any necessary
business in the ordinary’s office. So,
if you want a license, call on “Dock;”
he will furnish the papers necessary
t’vAlargo and awnUr-wh*
we have al
luded to it elsewhere. However, we
may add, just here, that a road to
Cordele, means more than one ad
ditional road to Thomasville. Keep
this thought in your bead. With
three or four roads radiating from
hero the growth of the town would be
beyond the csnectgtjons of tho most
sanguine. Everything, howovor, de
pends on the first road.
The people around Boston, and • at
other points, arc making heavy ship
ments of I,eConic pears, The pears
that have been shipped so tar arc
principally wind falls. Some of the
shipments Irom Boston brought §8 oo
per barrel. It is almost certain that
the market for the ripe pears will be
injured by the sale of the green and
half developed fruit.
A Route Agent.
The people along the line of the
Thomasville railroad would be greatly " ot aul th \ new roa(1 ; arc equally well
benefited if Superintendent perrell, of
the Railway Mail Service, would place
a route agent between Thomasville
Mail from till, toad js potv brought
to the Thomasville office, and a day is
We hope Mr. Terrell will look into
this matter, and to the end that it may
be called to hie attention, the citizens
ol Metcalfe will prepare a petition ask
ing that an agent be placed on the
A Mr. Isom, living in the I8th dis
trict, jvas iu town on the 4th. He
left his buggy standing in the rear of
Bass & McKinnon’s store. When he
got ready to start home in the after
noon, lie found all four of the taps on
lift buggy removed and missing.
This was evidently the work of some
reckless, bad boys. These same fel
lows—or others of like ilk—removed
the taps from a number of vehiclcsat
the late commencement of the South
Georgia College. They escaped de
tection then—and may escape it
again. It is to be hoped that the
guardians of the town will run down
the rascals. Mayor Hopkins would
be glad to interview them.
Since the meeting of the Southern
Railway and Steamship Association in
Chattanooga, the Times of Chattanooga
has learned that a slightly reduced
rate on all classes of freight was agreed
on from Nashville and western points
to Americus, Ga., and points based
thereon.—Macon Evening News.
Americus has been made a competi
tive point by the pluck of her busi
ness men and citizens. They have a
competing line of railway and are
reaping the benefits of it. And they
deserve it. Arc the business- men of
Thomasville so blind that they cannot
see what a golden harvest they would
renp, if Thomasvillc was made a com
petitive point? or have 'they all the
trade they want ? They have seen
their business, much of it, gradually
slipping through their fingers fot
years. And the combinations being
made around them now will still fur
ther deplete and reduce their business.
This is plain talk; but the time has
come for plain talk. Would that the
situation were different, but it is not.
There isn’t an intelligent merchant or
business matt in the town, who will
gainsay the assertion that Thomasvillc
is, and has been, losiug trade. It is a
Can anything be said, any argu
ment used, to rouse the business men
to the gravity of the situation? The
difficulty is, that the many are wait
ing for the few to go down in their
pockets and build a road which would
knock the manacles from tlic town.
Is this just? Is this right? A num
ber of gentlemen have been most lib
eral in their subscriptions. But. there
are many who have, subscribed little
or nothing. And this does not apply
only to the merchants, though this
class. is most directly interested.
There arc other property holders here,
ward in this emergency. They,
are most vitally interested. None
will dispute this. Thomnsville’s pros
perity is their prosperity,
The business men and .property
holders of Thomasville can, if they
will, raise the additional 820,000 nec
essary to make the place a competi
tivo point, iu twenty-four hours;
will they do it or will they do as
they have been doing wait lor some
body else to subscribe money for their
benefit. Ought men succeed who do
this? We do not believe they w ill,
and, further, wc do not believe they
ought. If empty stores nmf deserted
streets gfp jp be seen in Thomasville,
instead of the trade trml throngs
wlfich once characterized the place,
some men, and their names Imvo np
peared on the subscription list for the
new road, will not be held responsible,
or blamed for ruined trade and dcso
late thoroughfares; but other name?,
other men, those who could, and would
known, and upon them will rest the
responsibility, pfnlf a do.cn pten
cannot carry the whole burden. And
they ought not to be asked to do it.
Of course every man lias a right to do
what he pleases with his own, but
there arc occasions, epoch.':, crisiscs, in
the history of every town, when those,
who are able, owe something to the
place, to the general good, as well as
to themselves. Thomasville is, just
now, liaising through snob a crisis,
We cannot, wc will not believe, that
the business men, and the men who
own the two millions of property iu
this town, will let the new outlet fail,
for the want of an additional 820,000.
Eighty thoimnd dollars has been sub
scribed. Now let the balance ho made
good, and the new road will be assured,
and a brighter era of prosperity than
the town has ever known will dawn,
and there will be no more night.
Do you want a ucw railroad? Then
how much do you want it? This is
getting down to business. Put up—
or shut up. Talk is cheap—money
only talks to some effect.
Thursday presented very much the
appearance of Sunday, in Thomasville.
All business was suspended during tbe
Mr. W. K. Shackleford was joined
on Monday morning by Mr. W. H.
Gibson on a visit to Uncle Johnnie
Reese, who is very ill. They were
driving a young mule hitched to a road
cart. On their return, when near
ing Harris St., the mule became
frightened, and leaving the road ran
voer the small oaks,which arequitc nu
merous in thij vicinity, tearing them
up in a manner to indicate that a
hurricane had passed, throwing both
the gentlemen from the vehicle.
Mr. Gibson was not seriously in
jured. Mr. Shackleford had his thigh
dislocated at the hip joint and lie suf
fered intensely. Dr. J. F. Harris was
quickly on hand and having adminis
tered chloroform the joint was adjust
ed and the patient kindly cared for
by Mr. Gibson’s family. Mr. S. is
now convalescing and it is hoped can
soon be carried to his home, he and
bis family have the sympathy of the
entire community. Mr. S. says that
mule can throw down Gonoly’s cham
It, is reported here tiiat on the way
to union meeting, at Salem church,
cn Sunday last, Mr. John Chapman,
of Okapilco, who was under the in
fluence of whisky, rode his horse
through, one baggy and into another,
both occupied by colored people. The
occupants were thrown out and tbe
buggies torn to pieces. The colored
people seem not to have been hurt;
but Mr. Chapman was thrown from
bis horse, having his ear almost en
tirely severed and receiving other
painful injuries, while his horse was
so much injured lie was killed,
Our answer to “Prulilcm in Arith
metic” given a week or two ago, 41,
was intended lor age in 1885. Find
ing that tho ago is required in 1880,
r J8, Mac, ,
A Secrot Consistory.
• Komi:, July 1.—The pope, at a secret
consistory held yesterday, referring
to xpcre.il made in the senate,in which
Frontier Crispi dwelt upon the hope
lessness of the attempts made to re
concile the Vatican, and declared that
the temporal powerof' the pope was
“I have summoned you at a lime of
very great difficulty. ' Iu my allocu
tion, I spoke exclusively of one act
done against Home, hut there were
many others. Statesmen dare even
to bring forward accusations from
Hie parliamentary tribute as though
it were able to desire or not to desire
what relates to our sacred rights."
Secrecy as to the proceedings was
imposed upon cardinals present. A
diseiizsiott lasting an hour followed
on the question whether papacy
should not take measures to guard
against the possibility of a new pope
being compelled to protest against
the Bruno monument. The pope, ac
companied by a single priest, went to
St. Peters at nine o'clock on Friday
night and retpauteil there in |.raver
before the s-atuo over an liouf and a
half. The consistory decided upon
grave steps. It is reported that the
pope expressed his lirm intention lo
Mr. Cleveland's Narrow Escape.
Sandwich, Mass., July 3.—WlV.'ii
fix-president Cleveland was enjoying
a carriage ride near Buzzard Bay to
day with foe Jefferson, whom he has
been visiting the past few days, one of
their horses became unmanageable
and bbth gentlemen were thrown out.
They fortunately escaped with slight
bruises, but received a severe shaking
up. The carriage was considerably
damaged. Mr. Cleveland left for
Marion this afternoon.
Eau Claire, Wls., July 3.—Eau
Claire find its first election for a board
of education yesterday. It brought
out a heavy woman’s vote, prominent
society ladies spending the whole day
with their carriages taking women to
tho polls. The aifti-Catholie question
was made very prominent in several
wards, but candidates alleged to rep
resent the Catholic side were elected.
London, July 3, 3 a. m.—The
Rome correspondent of the Daily
News says: “It is rumored here that
CATARRH CURED, health and sweet
lircntli secured, hy JShilol'sCatarrh Remedy,
Price r.ii cents. Nasal Injector free
Parlies desiring fresh, pure Jersey milk,
from Jersey Farm, will be supplied, in any
quantity, delivered, on application to, or by
April 10, 18S9.
Cures Prickly Heat, and Cliattng, la highly
perfuino’d and Borac 1 no tsa superior toilet and
nursery powder. IteoommomSeddyovery moth-
McUao & Mardre, Thomasville; A: Bradford,
Columbus; Alexander Drug and Seed Co., Au-
us a; F. Von Oven,Charleston, Agents.
Sampson s Jacks
every morning at
son st. Fruit Store.
The Episcopal Rectory, on McLean Ave
nue. Possession given at once. Apply to
Rev. C. I. LaRociie,
Shoes, Hats, Leather and such
goods sold c heap at l’ickctt’s to make
room for cheap groceries.
Table linen and toweling below
New York cost at
Look in at Pickett’s and see the
greatest bargains ever offered in
Thomasville. Woman’s kid button
shoo for 81-00.
Men's hand sewed shoes for 81.00.
Furniture, Carpets, Redding, Children's
Carriages, Wall Paper and Window Shades,
Straw mattings, Rugs, etc. The best “style
and lowest prices in the city.
GEO. W. FORRES,
C-l t-w'Jt d I Musury Building*
Reid k Culpepper are keeping up with the
precession, they have secured the agency of
the famous Star .Mineral Water, the finest
reparation known for dyspepsia, fL
iinrantccd to cure, t >i tf
Wagon i t iii.-l i in, Plow Bridles,
Wagon l.iuos, Maine Strings, Plow
Lines, Buggy Backs and the like sold
at a saeniliee at Pickett's Cash ,-store.
Old ladies half doth shoes, Custom
made, worth 82,00, sold at l’ickctt’s
for 81,000, 1.25, 81.50.
TAKE A REST.
Excursion tickets at low rates will he
sold to all sinnnter resorts throughout the
country by the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railway, commencing J„no 1st.
good to return on or before October Jlse
Fast trail; service with I’ullnie'n cars,
B. W. WREN'N,
Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agt
Bigline ol men's shoes at 8L00 at
Few more pairs Old Ladies Bus*
kins and shoes to lie sacrificed a**
PIANOS AND ORGANS
W. S. Brown, tho Jeweler, bus se
cured the agency for nil the IIrat-class
Pianos and Organs, which lie Is soiling
ut tint lowest prices for cash or on long
time. Those desiring to purchase will
do well to learn Ills prices and terms.
The Fudge house, below the Miunry Ho
tel, is for rent. Apply to . '
«-!:> " !•:, -M. MAIJ.KTTE,
Neiv Yfltk dailies, Times, World. Tribune
and Herald, Macon Telegraph and Atlanta
ami Savannah dailies, every nay.
Miss abdik McClelland,
papal nuncio at Vienna had advised
the Vatican that war is imminent.’ 1
Is (me wlii;.h guaranteed to Jiring you
aaLtLdory results, or in case of fuiltire a
return of purchase price. On this plan you
eau huy from our advertised druggist a bot
tle of Dr. King’s New Discovery fc# tott-
sun ption. ,It is guarantee^ Ling relief
in every .a:v » v hm t.scd for any alleetio^ ot
1 nrt,ut, Dungs or Chest, such »'j Consump
tion, Inilamallou ot *,uugs, bronchitis,
.istluua, ^ hooping Cough, Croup, etc. It
^ * .o.mt and agreeable to taste, perfec^y
safe, and can always be depended upon.
Trial bottles free at
»S. J. Casskls' Drugstore.
5.00 PER AOTUM
Has Made a
IN ALL LINES OF
To continue until
Our remnant table
is fnl of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all
THE (J BEAT POLITICAL PUZZLE.
Just after l ie last Presidential elec
tion was the .Southern question and
the Cabinet that would be chosen.
The same thing comes invariably
after every political light. There are
issues to be made and tho party in
power and the party that is not arc at
daggers’ points, each lighting for its
own convictions. Now, if the. cure
os malarial fever is the qucxtioikUicre
is no need of a congressional lignt or
any long debate. The simple method
to be adopted is the taking of L'allsaya
Tonic,which quickly removes all sign
of malarial poison. Sold by all drug
gists at 50 cents and 81 a bottle.
Mr, Ransom Montgomery states the follow
ing. For twelve long weary months I was
afflicted w itli diarrhoea, I tried several phy
sicians ami various remedies to no effect. 1
was reduced to a mere skeleton and gradual
ly sinking every day: indeed l was upon the
brink of the grave. I heard ot* Dr. Riggers'
Huckleberry Cordial, and 1 used one bottle
and ut once felt the improvement. Thu wo
und made a tinal cure.
ItticItlcuN Arnica Salve.
Best Salve in the World pur Cuts,
s, Fleers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Chapped Hands, Chilblains
the pope, at a recent eQasiitoi'y, in- Morns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively
formed the cardinals present that the curci Pile^or ho pay required, Itjs guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, Sf money
refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale
by S, J. Cassels, Drug Store.
left, a few
of our 6 3-4 cts. Ging
hams, worth 10 cts.
Dry Ms House