VOL 1 -NO 54.
Two street gamins engaged in a
fight on Jackson street near the
Virginia house yesterday afternoon.
Neither was hurt.
Mr. Blake, President of the A. T. A G.
Railroad will be in the city this even
ing en route to Carrebelle, and it is
said that work will commence on the
The Albany express waited for num
ber 8 Sunday morning—which made
ft an hour late. The run to Albany
was made in an hour and a half. The
distance is 58 miles and seven stops
Prof J. M. Glenn has taken charge
of the local department of the Cairo
Record. Under his management it
will contain a bright reflex of the say
ings of Cairo, and'eannot fail to do
much good for the town.
We had on yesterday the pleasure
of meeting in our office Dr. W. A.
Walker, cf Cairo, who recently grad
uated in Louisville, Ky., in medicine
and surgery. He was on his way to
New York to take a course in practice
in the New York Polyclinic and Hos
pital, a clinical school for graduates in
medicine and surgery. When the Dr.
gets back to his native heath he will
have had valuable experience to aid
him in his profession.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY Hi, ’88!).
The Old Canoe.
The authorship of the following ex
quisite poem has never been fixed.
It was, at one time, credited to Gen
eral Albert Pike, the Southern poet.
It is now supposed to have been com
posed in the editorial rooms of an ob
scure little newspaper published in
Arkansas before the war. In any
event, the writer touches a chord
which has vibrated in ten thousand
Where the rocks are gray and the ihore is
And the waters below look dark and deep;
Where the rugged pine, in its lonely pride,
Leans gloomily over the murky tide;
Where the reeds and rushes are long and
And the weeds grow thick on the winding
Where the shadow is heavy the whole day
There lies at its mooring the old canoe.
The useless paddles arc idly dropped,
Like a sea bird’s wings that the storm has
And crossed on the railing, one o’er one,
Like the folded hands when the work is
While busily hack and forth between,
The spider stretches his silvery screen,
And the solemn owl with the dull “too-wlio,”
Settles down on the side of the old canoe.
The stern half sunk in the slimy wave,
Rots slowly away in its living grave,
And the green moss creeps over its full decay,
Hiding its mouldering dust away.
Like the hand that plants .o’er the tomb a
Or. the ivy that mantles the falling tower;
While many a blossom of loveliest hue
Springs up o’er the stern of the old canoe.
In the County Court.
Anthony McRae, was before Judge
Mitchell yesterday morning. He
plead guilty to larceny from the house
and was fined $48 ^including costs, or
ten months on the gang.
The currentlcss waters are dead and still*
But the twilight wind plays wit a the boat at
And lazily in and out again
It floats the length of the rusty chain,
Like the weary march of the hands of time,
That meet and part at the noontide chime,
And the shore is kissed at each turn anew,
By the dripping how of the old canoe.
Oh! many a time with carclcs? hand,
I hare pushed it away from the pebbly
Dr. Felton on the Olive Bill.
Mr. Glessner, of the Americus Re
corder, has been interviewing Dr. Fel
ton on the Olive bill. Upon being
reminded that he, Dr. Felton, had, not
a great while’since, introduced a bill
something similar, the Doctor said :
“That is true, hut I have grown old enough
not to be ashamed to admit having made a
mistake. While I fear, to some extent, the
daugers which may result from railroad
combination, I fear more the dangers which
would result from the radical legislation by
which it is proposed to chock such combina
tions. After a careful study of the situation,
I can now see that such legislation would
not only he unwise hut extremely dangerous,
/.t the present time our state is being devel
oped by new railroads, millions of dollars
being spent in*their construction, thus not
only adding to the wealth of the state, hut
opening up new avenues of trade, and fur
nishing to our farmers new markets for their
produce. The money for building these new
railroads must necessarily come from the
great money centers of the country—for wc
have not the means ourselves—and our rail
road bonds arc being s lid upon extremely
advantageous terms. The passage at tlii3
time of any such hostile or restrictive law as
that proposed by the Olive hill, or even the
hill I introduced nt the last session, would, I
fear, alarm the capitalists who have been
buying our bonds, and the consequence
would he a depreciation of our securities and
the stoppage of work on our new roads.
This could not hut result in a financial panic
and my experience is that the farmers arc
the ultimate losers in such panics. We can
not now afford to run any risk of retarding
the wonderful development of our state
which is now going on, and we had better
endure a, few ills than to administer a reme
dy which is worse than the disease.”
To Close Out.
be held at Boston, dla., 13th and 14th
of August, bids fair to be a grand
Mr. R. B. Reppard, whom every.
onektumsiMea tamlipg’wbfker among,,
children, will add his magnetism and
enthusiasm to the occasion. John M.
Green, President of the State S. S.
Association, will also be present.
Send in the names of delegates to
Win. M. Brooks, Boston, Ga.
Bninbridgc and Camilla papers
Where the whirls ure wild and the eddies
thick, i’ <V . -
And laughed as I leaned over the rocking
side, - * ;
And looked below in the broken tide,
To sec that the .faces and boats were two,
That were mirrored back from the old canoe.
But now, as I lean o'er the crtnftMing side,
And look below In the sluggish tide,
The face that I see there is graver grown,
And the laugh that 1 hear has a soberei tone,
And the hands that lent to the light skiff
Have grown familiar with sterner things,
But Move to think of the-hours that sped
As.I rocked where the whirls their white
. soray shed,
Ere the blossom waved or the green grass
Two New Factories
O’er the mouldering stern Of tlio old can »e.
C'obdklk, Ga., July 13.—Cordcle is com
ing to tlie front with rapidity. Although
this is the very dullest season of the year,
'nevertheless our people are full of energy
and ore making the magic city of the pines
blossom and bloom and grow ns no other
town or city in Georgia.
Everyonejijrai* working to make Cor
ded c fl.VcTl *of south'west Georgia and if it
continues growing during the next twelve
months'like it has in the last six, and there
can he no doubt of it, then it will be the
largest city in this lection of the state.
On W^dncslny the Co rde}e'Security com
pany was .organized with’ a paid up capital
of $100,000. The object of the company is
to encourage and build up the manufactur
ing interests of Cordele. At the same meet
ing tills company subscribed $40,000 to
build a cotton factory. ; sThe factory is to
Vost $100,000 the remaining $C0,000 having
already been su 1 s:rioed by investors in dif
ferent parts of the state. Mflj. J.F. Hanson,
of Macon, jvho is interested; will have
change of the const ruction of the factory
and bo its president.
Again a company 1ms jnst been organized
*itli a paid up capital of $25,000 to build a
guano factory and cotton seed oil|mill. Mr.
J. B. Scott, of Americus, was elected presi
dent. Mr. tfolin M. Green, of Atlanta, is
\Viiilc Cordele now lias two railroads and
two building* in the Atlanta and Florida,
and SoiAit Brunswick and’ Cordele," lilt to
have a third new one very^sdon. It it to be
constructed from Thomasvilje . here. The
people of Thomasville are subscribing liber
ally. In fact, $100,000 has already been
.raised in that city alone, which assures the
building of the road at once.
People continue to come in, and* by the
first of January, there can be .no doubt of
Cordele having a population of at* ieaii’nre
! The new and, grdwiqfc*^Tn of Gor
die is fitting Th<naa3vUl& • an exam
ple in 111?? HfauguAlitm of new manu-
fqctwring enterprises. This place
has too long neglected these enter-
priseg. They are the main-springa to
growth, development and wealth.
List of Grand and Petit Jurors Drawn for
Ootober Term, 1889, Thomas
John L. Linton, IV. It. "Rogers,
K. W. McKinnon. IV. A. Pringle,
K. L. McTyrc, IV. U. LetVh
B. F. Turner, A. B. Coije,,
A. McDougald, IV. R. Gwaltucy,
E. It. Young, J. 11. Stanalqml,
IV. R. Singletary. G. IV. Fcrrili,
John Q. Bryant, IVm. E. Davies,
. IV. Brown, J. B. Evcritt,
IV. If. Culpepper,
J. S. Ward, Sr.
Jas. E. McMillan,
John I Parker.
J. IV. Patterson,
C. IV. Stegall.
Thos. E. Dickey,
IV. C. Pittman,
They Keep It Up.
No sooner does one sectional issue
wear out than the enterprising repub
lican politician or editor hunts up a
[against Georgia-is in having hoist
ed the state flag over Irerncw capitol
oh fhe occasion of its rfccent dedica
tion. We suppose the next move will
be to abolish state flags, and’to force
tack southern man to have his shirt
front starred and striped. The Macon
Evening ftews thus touches tip the
“Tlir latest fart in the business of dijcov-
ering a shocking draetli of J'llitert States
flngqin the south. Kntcrprising northern
republican papers have opened up a regular
flagflopartmcnt and employ a regular corps
of flag editor*, reporters andcorrerpondents.
These latter roam all over the south, and
wherever they find ft bn i n' or ft gate past or
lightning roil or n liennf-jio1e_ whirl,
does not fly the stnr-sphTl^ed banner they
proctcd to do the work...for whirl, thry
paid. 11 a southern muu doesn’t
cover Ills table anil have his napkins made
of tlir patriotic bunting, be is ft red-handed
secessionist, and bis heart is full of treason
to tlte t'niou."
If it wtre not so tiresome and mo
notonous, these olt repeated stale
charges ot treason would be amusing.
The men making them know there is
not one word of trifth in the charges.
It is all for political,buncombe.
• rETiT Junoitx
R. B. Spence, R. M. Dttren,
IV. F. Thomas, L. J. Stardevnnt,
O. A. Thomas, A. M. Godwin,
D. A. Singletary, G. S. Singletary,
J. IV. Thompson, L. J. Spitz,
F.A. Uoddcnbnry,*M. A-FjcettVood,
Lee Smith, Cf. .T. English, . . „
IVm. C. Eason, Alex. Peacock,, ....
J. J. Brock,
If. It. Mitchell;
T. C. Benton,
IV. N. Seiglcr,
W. R. Hooks,
O. P. Baggett,
R. C. Caine, *
IV A J Parramorc, IV. II. Whaley,
C. Singletary; Jr., John D. Marshall,
”J. A. Thomas, Jallies Cardin,
B. IV. Shumau, John T. ItiisTiin.
' The implied threat on the part of
of the IV. & A. R. R. will do the les
sees no good in their clairn’toV better
ents. bit would not be toleraied-fqir
one moment by Gov, Gordon. This
question should be equitably adjusted
between the Elate . ’ami the lessefe.
And it willbe. rAny bul|.dqz»n^ 4y
either parly,.Kould reflect no credit on
those inaugurating' «td- > 1
' A man in .Floyd' county *has . man
ned his step mother. He is now solv*
ing the problem: Is marriage a fail
The act granting a charter to the
Augusta & West Florida railroad re
cently introduced into the General
Assembly ought' to be amended as to
tpakc the title or the proposed road,
the Augusta & Middle Florida railroad
The present oame. is a, misnomer, as
the line will’not touch west Florida.
It is just as. w^lfln such matters to
make the name of some significance.
The’ Sheriffs’ Convention.
The recent convention ot the sheriffs
ot the>tatc, held in Atlanta, was a suc
cess, as far as numbers goes. Forty-
nine sheriffs, weye m attendance, and
a memorial was prepared to be sub
mitted to the legislature, asking for
certain desirable changes in the laws
bearing on the officers of the state.
^ I It would be a most edifying specta
cle to see John Sullivan weilding a
sledge hnmmer on a rock pile with a
convicts striped suit on, somewhere
Mr. J, .11. Ray, ot Twiggs county,
says he has three peach trees, in full
bearing, which were planted in 1843.
. McDow is a free man, but the
brand of Cain is ou his brow,
We are offering our
entire stock of Shoes
and Hats at and below
cost. These goods
must be sold by Sept.
1st, and wo are offer
ing unheard of bar
gains in our lino. All
goods sold for the
cash. Positively no
more goods charged,
We also offer ouk*.
store fixtures for sale,;
and store house for
All parties indebt
ed to us will please
come forward a n d
settle at once, as wc
want the money.
Has Made a
IX ALL LINES OF
To continue uWtil'
Our remnant tatble
is ful of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all ?
Summer. • *
108 Broad St.
E^^Still left, a few -.
of our (i 3-4 cts. Ging
hams, worth TO ■;