1 Obpl M
WE MUST HAVE!
Our buyer, Mr. C.
Wolff, is now in New-
York, where lie will
spend about 6 weeks
looking up the new
est mi(1 most desirable
goods on the market
for our fall and win
No Pains, Time or
will be spared to ob
tain the very latest
Dress Goods Novelties.
This department, ys every
one knows, is our “hobby,”
niul we confidently promise to
show the ladies of Thomasville
the most elegant fabrics ever
placed on sale in this city.
No department of our busi
ness shall he neglected, but
each one fdled with everything
^o we advise yhu to wait and
see our stock before making
any purchase whatever of fall
and winter goods. The ex
treme novelties are just com
ing into the Eastern markets,
ami oar buyer will
You arc iuvitccl to come and buy
what you waut iu Summer Materials
At Your Own Price.
As wc are determined not to pack up
any summer stock at all, provided
will move what we have left.
You will positively save money
buyiug of us all the dry goods you
need during the remainder ot' “the
heated term.” Favor us with a call.
ti. Wo!l & Bro.,
headers of Styles and Low Prices.
109 & 111 MiOAD ST
THE DAILY TIMES-ENTERPRISE.
ALBERT WINTER, City Editor.
8URDAV, AUGUST 18, 1889
“signal service bureau
it. Thomas Jr'u 126 Broad Street.
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Methodist Church—Rev. G. G.
N. MacDonell, pastor. Prayer meet
ing 0:30 a. in. Preaching by pastor
at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunday
school 4 p. m.
Presbyterian—Sunday School 9:30
a. ni. Preaching at 11 a. m. by Rev.
A. VV. Clisby. No services at night,
Prayer Meeting Wednesday night at
. Baptist C'iiurch:—Rey. W. J.
Williams, pastor. .Sunday school at
9.30 a. in. Prcaclung at 11 a. m. and
8 p. 111. by Rev. J. E. Powell.
Episcopal Church:—Rev. G. I.
LaRoclic, Rector. Services at Library
Sunday morning 11 o’clock; afternoon
5 o’clock; Friday afternoon 5 o’clock.
Catholic Church:—Mass on sec
ond Sunday at 8:30 o'clock a. 111.;
sermon at 11 a. 111.
Mr. A. P. Perhnni, of Quitman, was
in town yesterday.
Judge Alexander is at home, after
a pleasant sojourn in North Georgia.
Miss Goodwin Sapp has returned
from a protracted visit to Pensacola
A steel door key was picked up
Friday, on Broad street, by Dr. H. C.
Ramsey. It is at this oflicc.
Read the condition of fifty average
farmers, in 1889, as compared with
what they were worth in 1879.
Wateli the figures which Thomas
villc merchants arc going to pay for
cotton. They will be at the head of
Rev. J. E. Powell, an able young
Baptist minister, will occupy the Bap
tist church pulpit this morning anil
again at night.
The Dixon Bros, tumbled into town
yesterday morning with nine hales of
cotton before 7 o’clock, The Dixon
Bros, are hustlers.
Mrs. Dr. A. P. Taylor, accompani
ed by Miss P'lorric Pittman, has re
turned from St. Vincint’s Island, near
Conductor W, R. Ward who lias
been inspector of melon trains for
the Inst two months, has resumed his
old run between here and Albany.
Frank Walthour, who has been
spending a short time at home, has
returned to Valdosta Frank is now
with the drug stole of Messrs. Duna
way & Paine of that place.
We think it but a just tribute to a
first-class machinist and workman,
when saying that Charley Thompson
has, in superintending the putting
down of the water mains, showed
himself a thorough workman.
We understand that an arc light
will be put up at the intersection of
Broad and Jackson streets, and anoth
er over the monument, at the intersec
tion of Broad and Fletcher streets.
Miss Laura Jones will leave lo-mor-
row for New York, where she goes to
lay in a fall and winter stock of fash
This will he an interesting item—to
Mr. John Campbell, one of the
most expert machinists in the country,
is now with the Thomasville Iron
Works. Whenever John Campbell
turns out a job, it is a finished one.
The Thomasville Iron Works have as
fine machinery as there is in the
South, and we arc pleased to know
that work is crowding them.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
Arc tho Farmers Growing Poorer or
Richer?—The Tale Told by Fifty
Average Farmers in Thomas
Editor Times-Erterprise :
Many years ago Mr. Stephens made
the statement that the farmers of
Georgia were growing poorer. It is
more than probable that tliia state
ment was true at the time it was first
made, for at that time the farmers of
Georgia were bravely struggling to
adjust themselves to tho hard condi
tions of a new and strange environ
ment. No people ever had to meet
and solve the problems of life and
progress under more difficult and em
barrassing circumstances, and it is not
strange that for a time the drift was
backward and downward.
But strong arms and bravo hearts
soon changed and gave an opposite
direction to the current of their his
tory. This assertion of a temporary
condition has been stereotyped and
made to do service in many a public
adArcss. It has been a sort of porta
ble, ready-made platform, from which
public speakers could, with advantage,
declare with grace aud eloquence au
honest sympathy with ’the great mass
of our people. It lias been made to
do service for the statesman, the pa
triot and the demagogue alike, but
the industry, intelligence and econo
my of our sturdy farmers and their
good housewives have long since de
nied its truth, aud scaled their denial
with an oatli annually made in due
and solemn form.
The companion statement, that the
rich nrc growing richer, contains mi
almost unconscious appeal to au tin-
confessed prejudice which, in its truth
and inflaming prejudice, causes the
assertion that the poor are growing
poorer, to lie accepted also as unchal
lenged truth. The fact is, the rich
are growing richer and the poor a r e
growing richer ; the unfortunate anti
ill-meaning fact of this question lies,
however, just here, that’ the distance
between poor and rich is undoubtedly
growing greater. But I must beg
pardon for digressing. I do not mean
to discuss the question of poverty and
That the farmers of Georgia are
not growing poorer, I think the tax
hooks will abundantly prove. To
make a test of the matter, so far as
Thomas county is concerned, I wrote
down, the other day, the names of
fifty farmers. In preparing this list
I tried to select men who lmd been
engaged in nothing hut farming for
the past ten years. As far as I could
do so, I tried to select men who lmd
inherited nothing within this time,
and who had not given any portion of
Jlicir property to nny child or child
ren. I tried, also, to select men who
live now on the same land they lived
on ten years ago.
After preparing this list of repre
sentative Thomas county farmers, 1
went to the tax books, and here is the
story told by these good citizens, each
speaking under the solemn obligation
of his oath. As a basis I took the
tax hooks for 1879 and 1889.
I found that seven farmers out of
the fifty showed a decrease. The ag
gregate returns of the seven in 1879
amounted to 828,794.00, and in 1889
to 825,635,00. The decrease in ten
years was, therefore, 83,159.00. The
largest individual decrease was 8940,
aud the smallest 85.
In 1879 the other forty-three far
mers returned 880,420.00, and in the
yenr 1889 they returned 8145,001.00
—an increase in ten years of 804,*
581.00, or nn increase of eight per
cent. The average individual wealth
of the forty three, in 1879, was
SI,871.00, and in 1889 it was 83,372.-
When wc remember that these
forty-three farmers have met con
stantly increasing family expenses,
have educated their children and so
on, aud in addition linvc increased
their wealtli at the rate of eight per.
cent, per annum, the showing made
becomes a striking and instructive
Here is a list, Mr. Editor, of these
farmers, and a comparative statement
of their returns for the years named.
I designate the farmers hy number, as
it would he improper to give their
names. These, however, are at the
service of any, gentlemen who may
desire to verify them hy comparison
with the books:
. 1 8,197
Now, Mr. Editor, if it is true that
the farmers arc growing poorer, what
a great county and a great people we
must have here in the wiregrass!
I believe au examination of the tax
hooks in a majority of the counties in
Georgia would show a similar encour
aging state of facts. Th<\rceord for
Thomas county indicates a growth
that is wholesome and fixed, and
shows that our farmers arc not grow
The value of ail the taxable prop
erty in Thomas county in 1879 was
$2,532,703.00, and in 1889 it was
Most assuredly Thomas county is
„ 8. G. M.
In Charleston, S. C., Aug. 17th,
Elizabeth De Saussurc Tucker, wife
of George H. Tucker, and daughter of
the late Dr. Henry W. De Saussurc,
of that city.
Miss I)e Saussurc, the deceased,
spent sometime hero a few years ago
with her sister, Mrs. I. A. LaRoclic,
By her pleasant, winning ways, and
charms of person and manner, she
drew all to her who made her ac
quaintance. Refined, cultivated and
gentle, she made herself a universal
favorite with her circle of acquaint
ances in Thoinnsvillc. The world
loses and heaven gains a pure woman.
For Sweet Charity.
Miss Barbaroux, a maiden lady, will
leave here in a day or two for New
Orleans, where she goes to'place three
little orphan children in an orphan’s
home in that city. Miss Barbaroux
has had charge of the children since
their mothers died, two years ago.
The deceased lady was a native of
Florida. Capt. E. M. Smith, has in
terested himself very much in the case
of these motherless little children, and
their guardian, Miss Barbaroux.
Through Mr. Ilcnry V. Ogden, ot the
London Liverpool and Globe, Ins.,
Co., who is president of the home in
New Orleans, Captain Smith secured
an entrance in that home for the chil
dren. Capt. Smith is warm in his
praises of Mr. Ogden, that gentleman
having exerted himself to make ac
commodations for the little ones.
Captain Smith, also, is under obliga
tions to Capt. R. G. Fleming of the
S. F. & W. Ry., who, not only sent
passes lor the party over his own line,
but took the trouble to correspond
with the L. & N. road, securing passes
over that line to New Orleans, and a
return pass for Miss Barbaroux. This
action shows that railroad men have
hearts as well as other people, il cor
porations do not, as iS said, “have
any souls.” May the little ones in
their new home, which is said to be
011c ol the best conducted orphan
homes m the South, find those who
will be a mother to them, find those who
will train them up to be useful and
good men and women.
They Took tho Cako.
We allude to George W. Brown
and Miss Gallic Mitchell. Quite a
large crowd assembled at the City
Hall, on Friday night, to witness a
“cake walk,” among them quite a
number id' whites, the latter including
several ladies. To the inspiring notes
of music, ten or twelve couples en
tered for the prize. And there was
some rare old walking done.
George Washington Browu, is a
cake walker from “a fur hack.” This
is the sixteenth prize lie lias walked
Look Out for the Light!
The gentlemen who are here putting
n the electric plant, say they will
probably turn on the new light next
Ten and a Half.
That was what was paid for cotton
here yesterday. Home sold as low as
9J. Eighteen hales were marketed.
One thing is certain: Thomasville
buyers will pay as high for cotton as
Mr. CharleyfcStark, will, at an early
day, put a' concrete pavement down in
fiont of his popular confectionery
establishment on lower Broad street.
Now let those who control the small
gap between Mr. Stark and Mr, Cook,
fill it, in and the block on the cast side
ol Broad will have a first class pave
ment front end to end.
Mr. Little Mardre arrived on the
5.20 train, last evening, and will spend
a day or two here.
Judge W. D. Mitchell returned yes
terday from the meeting of the State
Mr. Olive docs not like Mr. Mc
Intyre’s hill on the subject of carrying
out the provisions of the constitution
in reference to the consolidation of
railroads. Probably Mr. McIntyre
will be able to engineer his hill through
without the aid of Mr. Olive.
Mr. niul Mrs. T. E. Blackshcar who
have been iu North Georgia for a few
days, returned yesterday afternoon.
See what Sam Wolll says about his
Look out for new. goods—and
plenty of them. The ladies will soon
he happy, for the new styles arc said
to he very handsome; and if there is
any one thing which 11 woman would
rather do than another, it is to go into
a store and get the first look at a new
stock of dress goods.
Seen Through Smoke.
Home years ago the writer visited
the pretty little town of Quincy, Fla.
It was then, as it lacs always been,and
is now, noted for the refinement and
culture ol its citizens, for its hospital
ity, aud for the beauty of its fail-
daughters. A fellow traveller once
said: “If you wish to see the prettiest
women in Florida, go to Quincy.”
In those days, however, the place,
nestling among the hills of Gadsden,
had not caught on to the boom which
has been sweeping over Fla. The
houses, most of them, were old and
quaiut, with lovely lawns and yards
in front of them. There was, even
then, an air of comfort and elegance
about the place and its people, which
was apparent to even the casual ob
server. No stranger ever went to
Quincy without being favorably im
pressed with place and people. It
was a typieal old .southern town.
But a change lias come o’er the
spirit of their dream. The quicken
ing pulsations of renewed life is felt.
On every hand is now seen evidences
of thrift and improvement. New
houses arc going up, adjacent planta
tions arc being worked like gardens,
and the steady, healthy hum
of industry, is heard from .early morn
till dewy eve. It is a veritable bee
hive. And there arc no drones there.
What has caused this transformation
font a sleepy, old time r Southern town,
to the hustling, hustling young city of
to day? Tobacco.
And wc are looking (in imagina
tion) at the little giant of West Florida,
through a cloud of smoke from a
choice cigar, the tobacco having been
grown in Gadsden, by Mr. W. M.
Bruce, and hy him ^manufactured into
a fragrant cigar, which will compare
most favorably with the choicest Ha
GAZE O.V THIS.
I have the agency for the hent laundry in
the South, sit the lowest prices. Collars 2
cents each, culls 2 cents, shirts 8 cents. All
SAM M. WOLFF,
sun,tues 109 llroad St.
People will continue to buy groceries
on 30 days’ time, and thereby pay 15
percent, more for them than they can
buy them for for the spot cosh. Don’t
you know you are paying 15 per cent,
on some account the merchant can’t
collect? He hns to charge those who
do pay, cumigh to make good his
losses iu had accounts. It is perfectly
legitimate and husiucss-likc, too! He
has to live. But while it is perfectly
light fn him to charge you that way,
it is very foolish iu you to pay it,
because you can make that per cent,
yourself hy buying your goods for
cash. I will take your order at regu
lar prices, and then discount it 15 per
cent, for the cash.
M. I‘. Pickett.
Gin House Insurance,
llaiiMell die Merrill,
are daily receiving
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Clothiers and Furnishers, *
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