VOL 1-NO 53.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 14, ’8b!)
$5.00 PER ANNUM
2 t 5 Q
(B 15 H
Hon. A/ T. r McIntyre, Jr., ha*
introduced a bill to incorporate the
town of Meigs, in this county.
Do not lose sight of this feet:
Thomasvillc must build the road to
Cordelc. This is absolutely essential,
in order to obtain the connections we
need so badly.
Pears are going forward witha rush,
from all aloug the line. The prices
have “held up so far, but the bulk of
the shipments have not yet readied
. It is undoubtedly true that.Thomas
villc needs additional railroad facili
ties, and it is equally true that the
best way to get such facilities is to
build to Cordcle. This road would
invite several others to our city.
A note from one of the young ladies
who took much interest in the sale of
refreshments at the Duncanville pic
nic, informs us that the amou&t real
ized footed up the handsome sum of
$75. Good. This money will be
used to plaster New Ochlockonee
church. The ladies who inaugurated
and managed the afiair deserve great
credit, and they are to be congratu
lated on the financial success which
crowned their unselfish work.
Cairo has an Evaporating Establishment.
The public spirited people of Cairo
have an 'evaporating establishment,
wjieycpears, peaches, etc., arc put into
a shape in which they will keep.
Thomasville ought to have one, and a
canning establishment as well,
The Melon Crop.
. Aveilhe, assistant, super-
ent, with headquarters in Vnldo:
bugh the city yesterday cn
route to Albany. He estimates that
2oo to 300 cars more from the line of
his road will wind up the crop. This
will make something like 1600, the
total lor the season, against 3,000 last
- ■■».« •—
Look Out for Vagrants.
The chief of police of Atlanta, has
issued the following order:
Poi.ice llKADgi AnTins, July 10.
1st. The ofiiters and patrolmen are or
dered to strictly enforce tlie law ngainst
2d. They are ordered to arreitnll idle and
loafing persons, who hare no visible means
ol support, and prosecute them in the proper
courts. A. 15. C0XS01.1.Y,
Chief of I’oliee.
All of which is respectfully referred
to our own municipal authorities.
What Rail Roads do fat Towns.
Those who remember Atlanta at the
close of the war, will recollect that
when she began to recover from the
effects of years of desolation and the
deluge of fire that visited her when
Sherman took his march to the sea,
there were plenty of prophets that
*aid ehe would never be a city. Ihey
said, “there is nothing to make the
city grow. It has no back country
to support it, and no trade.”, The re
sult has demonstrated thailhese same
prophets were egrcgeously mistaken.
Atlanta has grown, and she will -con
tinue to grow. There ie n-reason for
her growth and it is known and l ead
of all men. Railroads did the work.
By means of them Atlanta laid
tribute on the trade of the country
for a hundred miles in each direction.
With her growth the coim^fy improv
ed, and the dreary warte^'bf twenty
years ngo has been supplanted bv
smiling villages on cach -of the roads
that run into the city. •
There is a moral in all tfilfc,’ that is
not too deep for comprehension—rr.nil-
roads make towns in tliytagfl,,and the.
town that has most qf* th?m grows
surely and most rapidly*.'— fit*- • S ,
The road to Cordeta wouldjgive
-ThoipwvW« * iippjtusfrforii'ard,
gteftttori ahq r, Wore 1 Bqtfjrg 1 1 ■ than
the building of half a doz
en big hotels. It would attract
other roadalb’dlii*dlrefct§jJf, Jt would
make Thomasvillc tjie Atlanta of
South-Georgia, the distributing point,
the commercial and financial center.
It would enable, our merchants to
supply all the towns in a radius ot
fifty mile? with goods,' Realise they
would have the advantage-of compet
ing lines andlo*er'r8tr|. ‘ This is no
fancy sketch, all that, live have said
been deMqhatrafdd lh the history
Just How It Is.
Wc are in receipt ol a letter from
I)r. W. G. Patrick, who has spent Iwo
seasons here, in which he says:
‘•I think every one that is at all in
tercstcd in Thomasville, or even those
of us that only spend the winter there,
ought to give something, no matter
how small the amount may be. Put
me down, therefore, for one share of
your new railroad.”
Dr. Patrick takes the right view of
the matter, and his spirit ought to act
uate the friends ofThomasvillc.
A Pleasant Parly.
Friday evening Miss Birdie Smith
entertained her friends in a most de
lightful manner, the occasion being in
honor of her birthday. Quite a
number of guests were present and
the affair was one of the most enjoya
ble given the younger set of ladies
and gentlemen this season. Pine
Summit is admirably suited for an
entertainment, and the happy couples
enjoyed the promenading in the love
ly grounds. Music by sovcral of the
young ladies was rendered.
Dancing and a number of social
games wore indulge in. The dining
room was handsomely decorated and
a tempting lunch served. It was a
charming evening and her guests
wish her many happy returns of the
day, and for themselves many return*
of the pleasures of the occasion.
lomasville must have tho road
to Cordelc, and It would be folly to
overlook its necessity, or allow onr
solves to be diverted from the.urgent
importance of the new outlet, or to
wait for others to do what we must
Out in the Moonlight.
The gay party of young gentlemen
and ladies that went out to the winding
Ochlockonee Friday night on a moon
light picnic had a very pleasant time.
As long as the moonlight is soft and
beautiful, and suggestive of the light
that love sheds over the object on which
it is bestowed, so long will young peo
ple enjoy such occurrences as the one
Col. Gentry, who lias been travel
ing for the Atlanta Journal fora
long time and for the Savannah News
before he went with the Journal, is
at his home in Eastman, having re
tired from the road.
Two young Africans were one day
fishing from a wharf, and one of them
fell into the water and was drowned.
The survivor’s grief was so uproarious
that a sympathetic bystander inquired
if the drowned boy was a relation.
“No,” said lie, through.his tears, “he
warn’t no relati’n, hut lie mout’s well
been—he had all do bait.”
The Cost of Masonry.
Times it ml Messenger.
Walking on Broadway a few days
eiuoe wc met a young friend we had
known from his childhood. After an
interchange of the ordinary civilities
lie aBked if we could tell him what it
would cost to become a Freemason.
We answered his question briefly, and
lys we theu thought, to the point. On
returning to our office the fact im
pressed itself upon our mind that in
that query to which we had hurriedly
replied, there was a vast amount of
reflective material centered. “What
does it cost to lie a Freemason?” lie
asked, lint little, viewed from a
financial point, and a very large sum,
looking from a strictly moral and
personal standard. In truth the ab
solute cost of Masonry to the individ
ual depends a great deal upon the
valuation set upon it by himself. To
him'it is cither gold or dross money,
estates, jewels, character and even
life can be and are squandered daily
by the hand and will of the profligate.
So; ‘tho, can the - charms and - rich
treasures of Masonry be sacrificed by
tlW prodigal brother' The moneyed
consideration in the way of initiation
fee and yearly dues are literally noth
ing when compared with the benefits
derived bv the brethren. And yet
good Masonic standing Costs a great
deal, for its requirements begin with
an unclouded character and perfect
bodily formation and with these come
aloiig hours of anxious care uud
study, to say nothing of the heavy
responsibilities that follow the open
ing of a new life. Masonry never
tires, never halts. Its labors, its in
tentions, and its desires arc ever on
ward, Votaries at its shrine often
seek the golden fields of rest and rec-
reatioKr but the. great institution . *. li-L
velHvith the regularity oF’thc sun -llllllG&Fd Ol bell
gains in our line.
and the earth, preaching glad tidings
to man, and shedding its light on the
dark paths of ignorance and supersti
tion. Its mission is to tell of the joys
and the wisdom found in the new life
under the guidance and in the
glory of our Universal Father. In
dustry holds a prominent position in
all Masonic bodies, and it never toler
ates drones or idleness; hence good
Masons arc always interested in the S t 0 10 fixtUI’CS foi* Sale,
study of subjects that tell them of pro
gression cither here in this life, or of
the philosiphic truths that are only to
be solved and understood in the great
hereafter. To keep pace with this
progressive spirit of pure Masonry
much valuable time is required, and
many hours that would be otherwise
devoted to pleasure must be sacrificed.
View the rcquiriuents of Masonry as
wc may, it is evident that the cost of
being a-goed Mason takes from us
more than money, and dcvclopcs all of
the good and pure that exists in our
hettei- manhood. So be it.
We arc glad that both the Atlanta
dailies extended a cordial welcome to
tho members of the legislature. The
members might have felt some degree
of embarrassment at going to their
business, if the papers had not wel
comed them. There’s nothing like
being cordial and friendly.—Hawkins-
The most egotistical of the United
States, "Me.most religious, “Mass.
most Asiatic, "Ind. father of states
“Pa. ;” most maidenly, “Miss. best
in time of flood, “Ark. most useful
in haying time, “Mo.decimal state,
“Tcnn.state of exclamation, ‘ La.
most astonishing state, “O.most
unhealthy state, “III.state to cure
the sick, “Md. state for students,
“Conn, j” state where there is no such
word as fail, "Kan.not a state for
the untidy, “Wash.”—Youth's Com
Too Awful for Contemplation.
From tho Brooklyn Knslo.
In all the annuls of warfare and
destruction there is no record of death
so appa ling, in proportion 10 the num
ber of combatants engaged, as the
death lists ol the famous “Six Hun
dred” that charged at Balaklava.
Two hundred and forty-seven men fell
on the field; about 700 have died at
different times and places since; of the
survivors about one a week dies in
the United States; every day or two a
new tramp confesses to be one of them;
and if something isn’t done to slop it
the death list ol that gallant band will
soon reach into the thousands. Noth
ing saves the organization from utter
destruction but the wonderful recupera
tive powers ol the survivors, who arc
increasing in numbers while retaining
unimpaired the same age.
‘OmahaBellc—Ma,I rea lly do believe
that George is getting ready to pro
Omaha mania—What inspires that
Omaha Belle—Well, he asked me
last night if pa was doing well in busi
ness, and when I told him that pa was
getting rich he put his arm around me
and called me his silver star and his
Wc are offering our
entire stock o(‘ Shoes
and Hats at and below
cost. These goods
must be sold by Sept.
1st, and wo are offer-
sold for the
more goods charged.
We also olfcr our
and store house
All parties indebt
ed to us will please
come forward and
settle at once, as we
want the money
108 Broad St.
Has Made a
IN ALL LINES OF
To continue until
Our remnant table
is fill of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all
Ep3§bStill left, a few
of our (I 3-1 cts. Ging
hams, worth 10 cts.
Dry Ms House