VOL l-NO 50.
HOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, -JULY JO, ’.880
A GREAT RAILROAD.
The Augusta k West Florida
BINDING AUGUSTA AND THOM-
A Bill Introduced in the Legislature|for a
Charter—Tho Augusta Members of
the lncorporation--The Coun
ties Along the Line.
Tlic Chronicle is pleased to give its
readers information of a most import
ant railroad enterprise, which, if car
ried to a successful issue, will be of
vast benefit to Augusta. A number
of the hest business men in the state
arc interested in the projected road,
and it is safe to say that, if they use
ns good judgement in managing its
affairs as has been shown by most of
them in managing their own, the
road will be built. The charter is
now in the hands of M. J. R. Tamar,
who will see to its passage by the
Legislature. Tho road is to be called
the Augusta and West Florida rail
way, and, as soon as the charter is
granted, an organization will be ef
fected nnd immediate steps taken to
get everything in business shape.
The board of corporators is a very
strong one, both ns to financial ability
and business character. The Augusta
members arc Jesse Thompson, owner
of one of the largest door, sash nnd
blind manufactories in the South; W.
N. Meroier, one of our leading cotton
factors, and J. P. Verdery, president
of tho Enterprise Cotton mills. The
other corporators arc T. C. Hogue,
president of the Washington Ex
change bank, Washington; T. R.
Green, u large merchant and real es
tate owner, Washington ; C. E. Smith,
of Washington, who organized the
■compnny ; T. J. Dempsey, of Jackson,
Ga., an experienced and successful
railroad contractor and merchant; A.
T. MacIntyre, Jr., S. G. McLendon
and A. P. Wright, all amongst the
leading men of Thom isville.
The projected route of this road is
through all, or a portion, of the coun
ties of Richmond, Burke, Jeflerson.
Emanuel, Johnson, Montgomery,
Laurens, Telfair, Dodge, Irwin, Wil
cox, Berrien, Worth, Colquitt and
Thomas, to the Florida line, and
thence through Tallahassscc to the
Gulf coast. The taxable value of
property in the counties named
amounts to more than thirty-five
millions of dollars, of which more
than nineteen millions of dollars is in
real estate. From the city of Augus
ta to Midvillc, on the Georgia Cen
tral railroad, is one of the best farm
ing sections in the state, the crops
consisting of corn, cotton, wheat, oats,
melons, etc. The distance from Au
gusta to Midvillc is fifty mile?. Midville
to'Thomasville, about 170 miles, is
the heart of the famous Georgia
yellow pine region, where the farms
arc generally small, and the quantity
of choice pine almost incalculable.
GEORGIA YELLOW PINE.
The demand for this choice lumber
for building purposes, for interior fin
ishing, and for export for ship build
ing, can scarcely be supplied. Twen
ty years ago the now-famous long
leaf pine lands of Georgia could be
bought for from twenty to fifty cents
per acre, and the same lands arc now
held firmly at from three to five dol
lars per acre for the timber alone,
wherever they are convenient to rail
road or water transportation. Every
acre of pine land in Georgia .is be
coming more valuable each year, for
lumber and turpentine, and the area
where this land can be bought is
AREA PENETRATED BY THE AUGUSTA
AND WEST FLORIDA.
The counties through which the
road will pass have a total area of
more than four millions acres, of
which probably one-third or more is
in timber. The soil is adapted to the
growth of all the cereals, cotton, mel
ons, fruits, early vegetables, and the
famous Le. Conte pear, of which
many thousand acres are already
planted and bearing fruit. This
choice pear bears transportation well
and thousand of bushels will be
shipped to Northern markets during
the present summer. It is°confident
ly predicted that the pear groves of
South Georgia will soon equal in
vajue the orange groves of Florida,
and tlic Augusta and West Florida
will penetrate the country where they
grow to perfection.
PROSPECTS OF THE ROAD FOR
The freights to be expected would
be tho agricultural products of the
country, such as cotton, melons, fruit,s
early vegetables, lumber and turpen
tine. An average acre of pine land
will yield one car load of lumber, and
estimating tlic number of acres of
timber land along the proposed
line at the very low figure of one
million, which is far below the truth,
the road would have, in tho course of
time, one million carloads of freight in
lumber alone. In addition to this
would he an immense quantity ol tur
pentine, rosin, etc. The melon busi
ness of South Georgia is rapidly de
veloping into a great industry, and
the different railroads which penetrate
that section will transport to Northern
markets more than two thousand car-
loads during the present season. Tho
A. & W. F. could furnish a shorter
route fo the Northern cities than any
other line, and time is everything in
the transportation of perishable
THe saving in distance to passpngers
coming to Augusta and going to
Thoinasville nnd Middle, or West
Florida, would he more than seventy-
miles over any other route, and the
building of this road would at once
establish a great through passenger
line to Thoinasville, Tallahassee and
the Gulf coast.
TIIOMASVII.I.E AS A WINTER RESORT.
No winter resort in the .South is
growing in favor so rapidly as Thont-
asville. Many thousand Northern
visitors enjoyed its balmy climate dur
ing the past winter, and the number
that visit it each season is limited only
by the capacity oL its hotels and
boarding houses. Large numbers of
Northern men have built beautiful
winter homes, and many others are in
vesting in vineyards, fruit and vege
NO PARALLEL ROADS.
Nearly all new railroads have to
meet the competition of parallel lines
already in operation, and with the
advantages all in favor of the old
roads, the new lines frequently “go to
the wall.”- In this particular tho Au
gusta and West Florida occupies a
peculiarly favorable position, because
it will have exclusive control of the
business of its territory. On the west
the Georgia Central is the nearest
parallel line, and the average distance
between tho two is iaorc than forty
miles. On the east, the Savannah,
Florida and Western, is the nearest
parallel road, running at an average
distance of about fifty miles. This po
sition *f competing roads will give
the new line as much territory as any
railroad can occupy to advantage.
LUMUE FREIGHTS. ’
Tho Midvillc and Swaiushoro rail
road, eighteen miles in length, gives
a fine illustration of the freight busi
ness to bo expected from railroads
which penetrate the yellow pine belt
of Georgia. This little road has been
in-opcration for several years, and is
making for its owner a net profit
above all expenses ot more than sev
en per cent on an investment of
Another illustration is seen in the
wonderful business now being done
by the Georgia and Florida, running
from Macon to Valdosta, through a
yellow pine country for a distance of
150 miles. The stock of the con
struction company which is building
this road has steadily climbed from
its par value of 100 until it is now
worth more that 200. The freight
business of these two roads is me' 'ly
The road will penetrate a section
which, even with its present very
poor railroad facilities, ships about
one hundred thousand bales of cotton,
and this would be largely and rapidly
increased as soon as the ‘timber can he
marketed. As at present situated,
land owners cannot afford to cut
down ami waste their valuable pine
forests for tlm purpose of cultivation,
but with railroad transportation con
venient, the, lumber would be mar
keted at once, and the land devoted
to cultivation. This would cause a
large and immediate increase in^ ara
ble land, and it is not extravagant to
say that produotion would be doubled.
FLAN OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Subscribers to stock will not be
asked to take any risk, and subscrip
tions will he received either in land
money. All subscriptions will he pay
able in each county "as soon as the
road is completed to that county,
and Augusta’s subscription will he
due when the whole line is completed
to Thomasville. On this plan no
subscriber risks the loss of a dollar,
and pays only for a finished road.
The Chronicle wishes the Augusta
and West Florida abundant and
Entertainment at Boston,
Boston, Ga., July 5th, 1889.
The Boston opera house was packed
to its utmost capacity last night by
our citizens to witness tho rendition
of “Ten Nights in a Bar Room,” by
the Boston Dramatic Company.
This was tho first appearance of this
company hut the manner in which
they portrayed each character showed
they possessed much talent for ama
teurs who went upon the stage without
so much as one full dress rehearsal.
Mr. C. T. Beggs as Sample Swichcl
kept the audience in a good humor
and was always on hand to drive
away the tears from the eyes of the
Dr. T. B, Bnnan, as Simon Slade,
the landlord, was a success and a right
good landlord he would make.
Mr. T. F. Pruett, ms Joe Mangam,
the drunken sot, nnd Squire Morgan,
was good. In his first part he won
the sympathy of the immense audi
ence, and they were more than pleas
ed when he became a ropcctablo mau.
Mr. Chas. R. Ilawk, as Frank Slade,
did well, especially the job of killing
Mr. W. II. Whaley portrayed well
the character of Harvey Green, the
gambler, ‘ though ho never played
cards even for amusement.
l^r. E. R. Whaley, as Mr. Komaine,
the traveler, was a success and acted
with natural ease.
Mr. O. Nelms came in as Willie
Ilammond, the rich young sport, and
Mr. Sam Ilall, as Ned, the partu,
always wanted a drink and never
failed to get his long eoat tail in every
bucket of water he.brought.
Miss Mamie Blood appeared as Mrs.
Slade and acted in a charming man
ner and was generously applauded.
Miss Birdie Whaley, as Mrs. Man-
gain, won the hearts of the audience
hy her sweet and gentle treatment of
her drunken husband.
Little Nellie Nelms, a sweet little
tcn-ycar-old girl, was the star, as her
acting of the part of Mary Mangam.
CATAUIUI CURED, health nml sweet
breath secured, hy Shllok ’s Catarrh Remedy,
Price 50 cents. Nasal Injector free
Parties desiring fresh, puro Jersey milk,
from Jersey Farm, will be supplied, in any
quantity, delivered, on application to, or by
April 10, 1880.
Curoa Prickly Iloat, and dialing, Is highly
perfumed nnd Boracluo Is a suporlor toilet and
uursory powder. Recommended dyevery moth-
Mcltae & Mardre, Tlninasvillo; A: llra llord,
Columbus; Alexander Drog and Seed Co., Au-
usta; F. Von.Ovon, Charleston, Agents.
Fresh peaches ,cvcry morning
Sampson s Jackson st. Fruit Store.
The Episcopal Rectory, on McLean Ave
nue. Possession given at once. Apply to
Rkv. C. I. LaRociik,
Shoes, llats, Leather and such
yoods sold cheap at l’ickclt’s to make
:ooiii for cheap groceries.
Table linen and toweling below
New York cost at
Look in ill Pickett's and sec the
greatest bargains .ever offered in
Thoinasville. Woman's kid button
shoe for $1.00.
Men's hand sewed shoes for $4.00.
Furniture, Carpets, Bedding, Children
Carriages. Wall Paper nnd Window Shades,
Straw mailings, Rugs, etc. Tlic hest style
and lowest prices in the city.
GEO, W. FORBES,
I I -w t d I Masury Building-
Reid It Culpepper are keeping up with the
procession, they have secured tlic agency of
tlic famous Star Mineral Water, tlic (ir.cst
reparation known tor dyspepsia. It is
uarauteed to cure. ' -l « tf
Wagon liriehin, Plow Bridies,
Wagon Lines, Maine Hirings, Plow
Line.-, Buggy Backs and the like sold
nl a saerilioc at Pickett's ('ash Store.
Old Indies half cloth shoes, custom
made, worth $2.1,9, sold at Pickett's
for $1,000, 1.2.i, $1.50.
TAKE A REST.
Excursion tickets at low rates will tie
sold to nit summer resorts throughout the
country hy tlic East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railway, commencing June 1st,
good to return,on or before October 31st.
Fast train service with Pullman cars.
li. W. WREN’N,
Geu. Pass, and Ticket Agt
Bigliiie of inch's shoes at $1.00 at
Few more pairs Old Ladies Bus"
kins and shoes to lie sacrificed «t
PIANOS AND ORGANS
W. S. Brown, tho Jeweler, lias se
cured the agency for all tho llrst-class
Pianos and Organs, which ho is soiling
at Hie lowest prices for cash or on long
time. Those desiring to purchoso will
do well to learn Ids prices and terms.
. The Fudge house, below the Masury Ho
tel, is tor rent. Apply to •
b-l'J E. M. MALLETTE.
New York dailies, Times, World. Tribune
and llerajd, Macon Telegraph and Atlanta
and Savannah dailies, every day.
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‘ mi ol purchase price. Oil this plan you
buy from our advertised druggist a bot
tle of Dr. King’s New Discovery tor Con
sumption. It is guaranteed to bring relief
in every ease, when used for any all'ection ui
Throat, Lungs or Chest, such as Consump
tion, Inllaiimtion of Luugs, Broneiiitis,
Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, etc. It
is pleasant and agreeable to taste, perfectly
ali*, and can always lie depended upon.
Trial bottles free at
S. J. Cassels’ Drug store.
iicimg ui me pin l ui .iiiiiy iiiuugiu
Her death scene was very affecting.
Miss Eugenia Mallette, as Mchit
able Carlright, made a very pretty
and saucy looking servant girl, and
acted well and also assisted Sample to
Taken altogether it was a very suc
cessful performance, and the financial
part of it will give the Boston Dra
matic Company a good start toward
fitting the Boston Opera House up in
a very handsome style.
The company is under obligations
to Mjr. C. F. Lane, of the Estey l’iano
company (or the elegant instrument
he furnished and the splendid music
he rendered. Observer.
TUL KliAT POLITICAL PUZZLE.
.1 n>t after t ic last Presidential elec
tion was tlic 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 the party in
power and Hie party that is not are at
luggers’ points, each lighting for its
own convictions. Now, if tlic cure
os malarial lever is the question there
is no need of a congressional light or
any long debate. The simple method
to be adopted is (he taking of Calisaya
Tonic,which quickly removes all sign
of malarial poison. Hold by all drug
gists at 50 cents anil $1 a bottle.
Mr. Ransom Montgomery states the follow
ing. For twelve long weary months I was
nlllictcd w ith diarrhoea. I tried several phy- :
sicians and various remedies to no effect. I
was reduced to a mere skeleton and gradual
ly sinking every day; indeed I was upoa the
brink of the grave. 1 heard of Dr. Riggers'
Huckleberry Cordial, and 1 used one bottle
and at once fell the improvement. The sec
ond made a liual cure.
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Bruises, Horcs, Ulcers, Halt Rheum, Fever
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cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Price Ji cents per box. For sale
by H, J. Casscls, Drug Store.
Has Made a
IN' ALL LINES OF
To continue u n t
Our remnant table
is fill of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all
®^»Still left, a few
of our 6 3-4 cts. Ging
hams, worth 10 cts.
Dry Ms House