'VOL 1 —NO 50.
T EIOMAS VILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MO LINING, JULY 18, *880.
.$5.00 PER ANNUM
The Jackson street railroad crossing
is still rough. It is understood that
the railroad authorities will fill in
between the tracks with stone.
The water mains arc coming down
Remington avenue and in a few days
they will conucct with the stand
Again the Times-Enterprihe is
compelled to call attention to the high
temperature giVen Thomasville in the
cotton belt bulletin. It is about four
degrees too high every flay'.
The new Gulf House begins to
show what it will be when finished.
The roof is on the main building and
the kitchen, nnd the outer walls arc
Dr. E. L. McTyrc was in town
yesterday. He was selling some very
fine peaches. Whether the present
year has been a phenomenal one for
fruit, it is hard to say, but this much
can be snid, Thomas county has pro
duced as fine peaches this season- as
I he most fastidious could ask.
The Pear Markets.'
The reports from nil the eastern
markets yesterday was not very flat
tering. New York market is full,
and the other leading ones in sympa
thy arc weak. Too heavy shipments
to a few markets have done the work.
The Ti.mes-Enterpri^jb has had
much to say concerning the policy
of shipping green pears. As giving
emphatic point to what it has said,
the experience of Mr. W. W. Thomp
son, of Smithvillc, who shipped a car
load last week, is valuable. The
parties to whom they were consigned
refused to receive t^em, because they
were green. A few such bits of expe
rience will convince shippers that it
will pay to wait till the fruit is ripe,
Pleasure Rules the Hour,
The hospitable Itonttj of Mr. S. J.
Gasscls, on Ilnnscll street, was thrown
opcnTuosdny evening from 8 to 12:30,
to a bevy of fair young ladies and
their escorts. Mr. nnd Mrs. Cnsscls
arc thoroughly familiar with the art
of entertaining, nnd they made their
guests comfortable ami-happy.. Misses
Corn and Yallic, their charming daugh
ters, were untiring in their efforts to
make their guests enjoy themselves.
Music, dancing and conversation were
the amusements* of the evening, until
11.30 o'clock, when the guests were
invited to the handsome dining room,
where the choicest refreshments were
Served. At half-past twelve o'clock,
alter bidding host and hostess good
night, all look their departure, feeling
undei many obligations for this most
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K du o it Ti mkh-Kstrupriak:
Please allow me space in jour columns to
Direct 11 mistake in jour paper of July Oth.
Mac," the writer oi McDonkM Dots, I am
glad to say, makes a very incorrect statement
oncoming myself, lie says while under
the influence of whiskey I rode my horse
through one buggy and into another, the
occupants being thrown out, etc. The
icholf of this is tm(rut, The facts arc about
Mr. Jerry Tillman, Jr., ami myself, left
my home Sunday morning, June the 30th,
to attend services at Salem church and
when about one mile from home my horse
became frightened and dashed up against a
buggy occupied by colored | eoplc, breaking
bis leg and causing that man's horse to take
a fright and run into another buggy just
I was the only person that wafthrovn
out or oft’, I being thrown from my horse
and bruised up a little. I was able to walk
back home immediately.
I was not under the influence of whiskey,
Vine, or anything else. I had not taken a
drink of any intoxicating liquor in three or
lour months. My horse only run against
one buggy and not over it.
I am very sorry that “Mac” advertises me
as a drunken vagabond,without a cause. It
he had been a friend to me I am satisfied he
would not have done it.
John W. Chapman.
ALABAMA AND KEARSAGE.
Their Terrible Duel at Sea—“Follow U»
to Sea; We’ll Fight.”
From the Atlanta (Oa.) Journal.
The fortune of war was never bet
ter illustrated than in the fight be*
tween the “Alabama” and “Kenrsa-
The-grand duel between these two
ships in the channel % of 'Cherbourg
will go down in naval history as one
of the most famous fights, even on
that laureled sea-theatre of England.
It was a conflict, the heroism of
which was worthy the scene of Eng
lish triumphs. The “mariners of
England,” “whose march is o’er the
ocean wave, whose home is in the
deep,” never displayed greater skill
•r greater gallantry than the men
who fought under the Confederate
flag, which from the maiutunst‘of the
Alabama floated over the waters that
had witnessed the destruction of the
The Alabama had sunk and burn
ed a hundred ships along the ocean
highways. She had practically driven
the commence of the north from
three sens; nnd here she, the destroy
er, was brought to hay and forced to
fight an armored nnd superior foe, or
he cooped up in harbor by the federal
navy. Of course she fought. Site
must die ns she lived, on the free
ocean, under a battle flag and in the
ecstacy of the fight.
“I have no doubt,” said Gen. Kell
to me several weeks ago, in a conver
sation about the Sumter aud tlic Ala
bama, “that the federal captains had
orders to sink the Alabama wherever
they found Iter.”
Such, too, was the opinion of Capt.
Semrncs. All who saw the fight
formed the same opinion. The Ala
bama and her crew -had been sent to
the bottom. After she struck her
colors live shots were fired into her to
make sure of her . fate. When she
sunk, and her men were tossing in the
waves and grasping nt floating tim
bers nnd the wounded drowning, the
Konrsagc made no effort to save
them. Had it not been for Mr. Lan
caster and his yacht, the Deerhound,
Senuncs, Kell and their brave seamen
would have been allowed to drown
after their colors had been struck and
their ship had sunk.
But there is another incident of the
fight which shows how futile- arc hu
man skill and human hopes.
By the failure of a single cap to
explode the Kcnrsage was preserved
from the fate her enemy mct,and the
triumphant career of the Alabama
ended in a watery grave.
“It wns fate,” said Gen. Kell.
As told me at that time by the gal
lant lieutenant of the Alabama, the
story of the fight near Cherbourg was
more eloquent than it will ever
he told again.
The Alabama had returned to Eu
ropean waters from a long and event
ful cruise in the Indian ocean and the
China seas. She was battered aud
bruised, and needed repairs. Hardly
had she moored ofl the mole in Cher
bourg harbor, however, when Capt.
Semrncs recognized the presence of a
foe. The Kearsage ’ steamed in and
anchored in the roadstead, off' the
lookout. There was ao running out to
sea without a fight, and a fight with
the Kearsage was better than lying
in port lor ten or twelve months un
dergoing repair, while the federal
ships should make a cordon around
Accordingly, with his famous south
ern gallantry, Scmmcs sent a chal
lenge to the Kearsage. “If Capt.
Winslow will follow us to sea we will
fight.” The closest scrutiny of the sides
of the Kearsage could not discover
that she wore chain armor, and other
wise the Kearsage was not much the
better ship. Her armor alone saved
It was in the early morning of the
brightest June day that ever smiled
on the vine-clad hills of France when
the Alabama swept out to her heroic
death, as though she were the bride
of the sea. The bights around Cher
bourg were covered with spectators.
Persons had come from Paris to see
the famous Alabama in her last fight.
As she steamed out of neutral wafers
she fired the first shot of the fight.
Capt. Scmincs mounted into the rig
ging; his gallant lieutenant was at the
guns. Soon the shots from the hows
were succeeded by the broadsides of
the two ships.
“1'se solid shot, Kell; our shells are
dropping from her armor,” shouted
Capt. Scmmes from aloft.
That was the first knowledge that
the Kearsage had on concealed'armor.
The Alabama’s shells fell from her
sidcr as so many paper pellets.
Solid shot was no heller. The
powder was had and the solid shot
hounded from her iron ribs.
The combatants were fighting in a
circle, thus keeping their broadsides
on each other.
On hoard the Alabama was one
rilled gun, a hundred pounder. She
was trained on the hull of the enemy
and fired. True to the gunner’s eye,
the shell, one hundred pounds of iron
and powder, flew to its goal. Itstruck
the Kearsage near her stern posts and
buried itself in the wood.
The hope of victory was gone. The
percussion cap which should have
exploded as the shell struck the Kear
sage, had failed. The aim wns true.
Victory depended upon a grain of
permission powder being damp or dry.
It was damp.
This was thirty minutes after the
fight had begun, and the Kearsage
should have been on her way to the
bottom with the Spanish galleons and
the French ships of Tourvillc.
In an hour more of desperate duel,
the Alabama was riddled like a cul-
- lewder* iiwl-it as- lit the will,
“How- much longer will she float?”
asked Capt. Semrncs.
“Ten minutes,” responded Lieut.
"Then put the wounded in boats
and send them to the Kearsage, and
take down the flag. Wc will not go
down in the nineteenth century of
Christ’s grace with wounded men on
Down went the flag. The wounded
men were put in a boat and in charge
of an officer sent to the Kearsage.
But still the murderous guns of the
enemy poured shot nnd shell into the
sinking ship. Not until the white
flag was run lip and the ship swung
heavily to her grave did the enemy
cease firing. '
The ten minutes had expired. -
Capt. Semrncs and Lieut. Kell
leaped into the sea, and, with a score
of others, were picked up by the
English yacht Deerhound. The Kear
sage madenoefloit to rescue the
The Alabama had finished her
cruise. Her career had been one of
Third Districts.S. Association,
to me hei.d at boston, i:a., autjust
13 AND 14.
This meeting of S. S. workers is
giving evidences of being a grand
success. Quite an enthusiasm and
interest is being awakened all over the
district. The officers appointed at
Brunswick are leaving nothing undone
to make it a success. Eminent work-
cis will he on hand. J. M. Green,
President of the Georgia Sunday
School Association will give the con
vention force by his presence. R. I).
Kcppard will impart his enthusiasm to
the children's meeting. J. W. Car
mine will have charge ot thg children's
meeting and already has his singers
preparing to discourse sweet music.
I.et^vcry school in the district be
represented by report or delegate.
Boston will give you a royal recep
Camilla, Bainbridgc and Whigham
papers please copy.
To Close Out.
Has Made a
IN ALL LINES OF
If some men were half as big as
they think they arc the world would
have to be enlarged.—Ex.
108 Broad St.
We are ottering our
entire stock of Shoes
and Hats at and below
cost. These goods
must bejsold by Sept.
1st, and wo are offcr-
gains in our line. All
goods sold for tlie
cash. Positively no
more goods charged.
We also otter our
store fixtures for sale,
and store bouse for
All parties indebt
ed to us # will please
come forward and
settle at once, as wc
want the money.
To Continue unti
Our remnant table
is ful of choice BAR-
gains, and will be all
E^^Still left, a few
of our tt :3-l ets. Ging
hams, worth 10 ets.
Dry Soils House