VOL 1-NO 48.
T.HOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 7, !88f).
*rhat the watermelon crop is going
to fall short is now generally conceded.
Build a road from Thomasville to
Cordele, and it will be a vital link be
tween two great systems. Both will
want its business.
Mr. S. Atkinson, of Albany, died
very suddenly on Friday night. Mr.
Atkinson had many relations and
friends here who will be grieved to
learn of his unexpected death.
The reporter was shown an interest-
ingjold relic at Jerger Jewelry store
yesterday. It was a solid silver waiter-
dipper of an old style, with handsome
engraving and raised work upon it.
The relic belongs to Mrs. T. S. Paine.
Messrs. Snodgrass & Smith are
having a fine sale for their pear
crates, as they should. They arc
made at home, and arc as. good as the
best, to say the least, of it. Reracm
ber.them, pear shippers, before you
place your orders.
Rally around—not the flag—it is in
no danger—but around your town.
Some men have seen their property
double in value here, and yet they do
not come forward now to do some
thing for the town—for the town which
has done so much for them.
One or two irate citizens were
the war path yesterday, hunting for
the man who said it would rain every
day this month. It will go hard with
the prophet of evil, if he is caught. It
is supposed that lie has fled, as noth
ing has been heard of him for two
the Western and Atlantic (owned and
controlled by the state) bears to At
lanta and the state. It is a check, a
balance wheel, an equalizer to the big
systems, which, but for the state road,
would swallow up everything.
THE STUDENTS SAVED HIM.
A Negro in Thomasville Dies and is
Brought to Life Again By the
This morning the rain fell in tor
rents, and dark, gloomy looking
clouds overhung the city.
A party of drummers were sitting
in the Ocean Hotel rotunda, some
mentally and openly expressing their
opinion' of the weather, while others
tried to make the time pass pleasagly
by telling humorous anecdotes. “
Finally the clouds grew darker, and
as the" spirits of the merriest ones of
the party fell by degreen, the anec
dotes changed from the humorous to
One young fellow who looked to be
about twenty years of ago, sat intent
ly gazing into vacancy, with both ears
pricked open as if to catch every syl-
ablc that "his companions uttered.
As a drummer who sported a heavy
blonde mustache concluded an awe
inspiring story about the recently re
ported grave robberies in Atlanta, the
young man who had been so strangely
silent heretofore, spoke up and asked
the crowd if they had heard the story
about the two young medical students
who make their home in Thomasville.
None of his listeners were acquaint
ed with the story, and he proceeded
with it, He said: “That recently
two young men who had been off to
some distant State attending a medical
institute, returned home in all their
glory of plug hats, patent leather
shoes and the latest style collars, to
gether with the self-consciousness that
what they did not know about the
human body, simply was not of enough
importance to study.
They took the town by* storm, and
were the adored of the adored. When
they would begin to relate their expe
rience in dissecting a body, a*crowd
of open-mouthed admirers would be
sure to congregate.
A short while ago a negro died
near that city, ami the. students con
ceived the idea of securing his body
and giving private instructions to a
few of their intimate friends. A va-
An independent road from here to
Cordele would bear the same relation — —- — .
to Thomasville and south Georgia that
the Western and Atlantic fowned and *. i ;„tn
The Now Gulf House Leased.
The papers for the lease of the new
Gulf House have been signed.
Mr. S. T. l’hilpot is the lessee, and
the term of lease-is for ten years. The
new Gulf will he handsomely fur
nished, supplied with all the modern
conveniences, and, under the manage
ment of Mr. Philpot, will retain all
of the popularity that belonged to the
“Drummers’ Home,” as the old Gulf
was called, under his care.
The window casings, doors, wains
coting, and in fact all of the inside
work of the new Gulf, will % bc made
and cut to fit at the Thomasville Va
riety Works, aud all that is required
after it is carried to the new building
is to put it in place.
Architect Gunn is superintending
tl^ work on the new Gulf, and he is
doing it iu a very thorough way, as
he docs everything that he puts his
From the Times-Entcrprisc, June JOtli.
“Let us start with the road from here
to Cordele; others will follow. We
cannot believe that the business men
and citizens of Thomasville will longer
pursue a do-nothing course. They
have pursued this course to the very
brink ot danger. There is time yet,
however, lor her to protect herself.
But the time is short. Territory is
being occupied, lines arc being con
structed and built in the interest of
other points, which, when completed,
will virtually bottle up the town. This
can be averted now—but it may be
too late, even in a few weeks ot months.
Whatever is done should be done now.
The situation is critical. There’s no
use of denying or dodging the fact.
More than two mdlions of taxable prop
erty is at stake here. Every man,
woman and child in the town is inter
ested. With an independent line from
hero 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 lor
talk has passed.”
A large vat was procured, and into
this n solution of prepared stuff was
poured, which was intended to pre
serve the body and keep it in its per
“The crowd formed a pool end paid
the expenses incut red in securing the
“To make a long story short, the
grave was opened, and the corpse
taken’out and placed in the vat.
“Everything was kept quiet, and
the students met that night in the
room, where they were to receive in
structions. The body was floating
around on the surface of the water,
its face upturned and wearing a nat
ural expression. It was taken out
and the dissecting knife drawn. As
the knife touched the supposed
corpse’s skin, a shudder passed over
" “The students were alarmed, but
one ot them, braver than the others,
attempted to cut again. As lie did
so another shudder was plainly seen
and a low moan issued from their vic
tim’s lips. One of the students bolted
out of the door and the rest followed.
“The next morning one of their
number was detailed to visit the house
and see if the corpse was alive: He
did so and brought back the startling
intelligence that the house was uuoc
cupicd. They kept their adventure
quiet, but began to make inquiries
concerning the negro, when it was
learned that he was alive, and barring
the gash made by the dissecting knife,
He owed his life to the students,
but has never yet had the opportu
nity of thanking them, although lie
has been tryiug ever since to discover
who they were.
“The question now worrying the
minds of his friends is, was he in a
trance when he died, or not? This
ease and the recent death of Bishop,
the mind reader, lias served to make
the doctors in that,vicinity more care
ful iu issuing their burial certificates.”
The story told by the young drum
mer biought to the miuds of his
hearers several instances where per
sons have been buried alive aud af
terwards resuscitated, but none ol
them were revived by such means as
in the case narrated above.—Bruns
wick Daily Advertiser.
This illustrates the old adage of go
ing front homo to hear the news.
There is not an ounce of truth in the
whole story. The body of a negvo
who was executed recently here, was,
we have learned, dissected by some
members of the medical profession,
the condemcd man having made that
disposition of his body before being
hung. But this negro is certainly doub
ly dead; lie was hung, and subsequent
ly very thoroughly dissected. If he
is trying to find the man who cut him,
it is in tlie spirit, not in the flesh.
That dreamy looking young man is a
pretty good romancer. lie will prob
ably bring up as reporter on some
Educated Farmer Boys.
The following may not hold true in
all cases, but as a rule, it is gospel
truth. It was written by J. F. Ord for
the Nebraska Farmer, and ought to be
stored away in every boy’s scrap-book
of memory, where it will be easy of
access: An educated boy will plow a
straighter furrow, do more work with a
team without hurting them, will not
water them when they are too warm,
will feed them regularly, and change
their feed occasionally. He will put
his implements in a shed when he gets
through using them; he will rotate his
crops on his land; he will keep the best
grades of stock; he will he kinder and
take more interest in his stock and
know what kind is the'most profitable
to handle; he will not always Iced his
hogs on corn alone and keep them in
a yard where there is a rotten straw
stack for them to lie in; lie will get his
implements fur Ins spring work ready
fur use in the winter and not wait till
the fine day comes when lie needs to
use them; he will make a live man—a
happy man; he will feel a real interest
in the plants around him; he will have
an assortment of apples in his orchard:
he will’bc a belter neighbor; and hav
ing had some experience and observa
tion in his youth of other titan farm
surroundings, he will be able to appre
ciate freedom and his comforts, and
knowing that he is well off when lie
is so, he will be a much more content
ed tpan. ,. ... ... . ,
Curoa Prickly Heat, and dialing, is highly
porlumod and Doraclno la a superior toilet and
nursery powder. Itocommonded dyovory moth.
Several lawyers in New York have
made big money lately. The Steivart
will base was a bonanza to some of
tiicm, aud other will cases have yield
ed big fees. Then there was was the
row between the partners in the Roy
al Bakiug Powdtr Company, rcsultr
ing in a big suit. In that suit lawyer
John C. Ganor is said to itavo receiv
ed from one of the partners a fee of
$100,000, William C. DcWitt and
Scnaror Evarts received $15,000 each,
and Secretary • Tracy and John M.
Bowers received from the other part
ner $25,000 each.
CATARRH CURED, health and sweet
breath secured, by Shilok’s Catarrh Remedy,
Price 50 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, 1SS9.
McRae & Mardre, Thomasville; A: llradlord,
Coluinlms; Alexander Drug and Seed Co., Au-
usia; F. Von Oven,Charleston, Agents.
Fresh peaches every morning at
Sampson s .Jackson 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 cheap at Pickett’s to make
room for cheap groetn-ics.
Table linen and toweling below
New York cost at
Jjook in at Pickett’s and sen the
greatest bargains ever offered in
Tiioniasviile. Woman's kid button
slice for $1.00.
Men's hand sewed shoes for $1.00.
Furniture, Carpets, Redding, Children's
Carriages, Wall Paper and Window Shades,
Straw mattings, Rugs, etc. The host Style
1 lowest prices in tile city.
.liEO. W. FORBES,
-11-w'JI d I Masury Building'
i.l & Culpi-ppi
coping up with the
have secured the agency of
tl,c famous Stub Mineral Water, I lie lir.cst
reparation known for dyspep.-iu, It is
iiaranteed to cure. I '> tf
Wagon Miiehin, Plow Bridles,
Wagon Lines, Maine Strings, Plow
Lines, L'.iiggy Backs and the like sold
til a saeeiliee at Pickett's Cash Store.
Has Made a
Old ladies half doth shoes, custom
made, worth $2.00. sold at Pickett's
for $1,000, 1.25, $1.50.
TAKE A REST.
It is now positively asserted , that
the president will call an extra ses
sion of Congress in October. The first
work of his party in the house will he
to amend the rides so as to give the
majority greater power in hurrying
action, aud then to turn out a suffi
cient numb.er of democrats to give the
republicans a reliable working major
ity. In deciding contested election
cases, the Republicans will only ask
Thatl Stevens’ question, “Which is
our d—d rascal?
(Jhatmcey M. Depew, in his address
at Yale College, said that “the true
lawyer rather prevents than encour
ages litigation.” What the,world needs
is more true lawyers. There is a big
and growing surplus of the other
kind on hand.
The administration lias contracted
for 550,000 bricks to lie made in
England, for the congressional library
building, giving a reason for this
preference for foreign-made brick that
they arc “f!io cheapest and best.”
And yet the party of the administra
tion prevents the people of the coun
try from buying “ilic cheapest and
best" foreign-made goods, by levying
on them protective duties so high as
to work prohibition.—Atlanta Journal.
A man in a strange village reads a
sign—“Ask your druggist for it,”—
reflects a moment and says with a
grin: “All, I sec. A prohibition
Excursion tickets at low rates will bn
sold to all summer rt-Horts throughout the
country by the Enst Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railway, commencing June 1st,
good to return on or before October 31st.
Fust train service with Pullman ears.
It. W. WRENN,
Cen. Puss, and Ticket Agt
IN ALL LINES OF
Uigliuc of men’s shoes at $1.00 at
Few more pairs Old Ladies Bus"
kills and shoes to he sacrificed a)
l’lANOH AND ORGANS
Vi’. S. Brown, the Jeweler, bus se
cured the agency for all the lirst-class
Pianos ami Organs, which ho is selling
at the lowest prices for cash or on long
time. Thoso desiring to purchaso will
tin well to learn ins prices and terms.
i- Fudge house, below the Masury llo-
I for rent. Apply to
■j E. M. MALLETTE.
New Turk dailies, Times, World. Tribune
and Herald, Macon Telegraph and Atlanta
1 Savannah dailies, every day
To continue unti
miss Alum: McClelland,
A Nal'c Investment.
Is one which is guaranteed to bring you
-ali.ductory results, or in ease ol failure a
return ot purchase price. On this plan you
can buy from our advertised druggist a bot
tle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption. it is guurantecd to bring relief
in every ensc, when used lor any affection ol
Throat] Lungs or Chest, such us Consump
tion, Inllaumtion of Lungs, Bronchitis,
Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, etc. • It
is pleasant and agreeable to taste, perfectly
safe, and can always lie depended upon.
Trial bottles free at
S. J. Cassels' Drugstore.
TUE GREAT POLITICAL PUZZLE.
,1 im after l ie last Presidential elec*
tion was (lie Southern question and
the Cabinet .that would-be chosen.
The same tiling cotucs invariably
after every political light. There arc
issues to lie made and the 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 question there
is no need of a congressional tight or
any long debate. The simple method
to be adopted is the taking of Calisaya
Tonic,which quickly removes all sign
of malarial poison. Sold by all tlrug-
•'ists at 50 cents and $1 a bottle.
Mr. Ransom Montgomery slates the follow
ing. For twelve long weary months I was
alllictod with diarrhoea. I tried several phy
sicians and various remedies to no effect, l
was reduced to a mere skeleton and gradual-
iv sinking every day; indeed I was upon the
brink of the grave. I heard of Dr. Riggers’
Huckleberry Cordial, and 1 used one bottle
ami at once'felt t|it Improvement. The sec
ond made a final cure.
“Bless the women,” exclaims a
Texas contemporary ; “what would
the world be without them.” “Like
a piece of blank paper,” replied the
Gazette, “notjeven ruled!” And yet
the women of Texas do not vote.
11 ii eli leu*** Arnica Knlvc.
The Best Salve in the World [for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fi
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions,aud positively
cures Files, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Brice fa cents per box. For sale
by S, J. Cassels, Drug Store. *
Our remnant table
i& ful of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all
Still left, a few
of our 6 3-4 cts. Ging
hams, worth 10 cts.
Dry Etoods House