IS WH AT WE WANT
THE DAILY TIMES-ENTERPRISE,
ALBERT WINTER, City Editor.
WKDXESDAV, AUGt’ST 21, 1880
WE MUST HAVE
Our buyer, Mr. C
is now in New
York, where lie wil
spend about O’weeks
looking - up the new
est and 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.
T’liis department, as every
une knows, is our “hobby,’’
and we confidently promise to
show the ladies of Thomasville
the most elegant fabrics ever
placed on sale in this city.
.No deparfment of our busi
ness shall be neglected, but
each one tilled with everythin
So wo advise yhu to wait and
see our stock before mnkiir
any purchase whatever of fall
and win or goods. The ex
treme novelties arc just com
ing into the Eastern markets,
and our buyer will
You arc invite 1 to come and lniy
what you want in Summer Materials
At Your Own Price,
As wo are determined not to pack up
any summer stock at all, provided
will move what we have left.
You will positively save money
buying of us all the dry goods you
need during the remainder of "llio
heated term.” Favor ns with a call.
H. Wolf) & Bio.,
headers «f Styles and Low Prices.
109 & 111 15110AD ST
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
• 1!. Thomas Jr'e 126 Broad Sired.
. S. Bondurant Vouuteer Obsorver
Weather Bulletin fun the 21 hours ending
at 7 o’clock 1*. M August 20, 1889.
2 p. in 8 i
7 p. in .' 8<
Maximum for 24 hours 8!
Minimum “ “ “ «►*-
The stores in the Linton block will
he repaired at an early day.
Mr. James IloIIowav has returned
from McDonald where lie lias been
taking a vacation in the cdbntry.
Mr. Little Mardrc, who had been
spending several days with home-folks
returned to Amcricus yesterday.
Mr. H. E. Dekle lias moved his
grocery into tiie Bruce store, formerly
occupied by the post oflicc.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoikins leave
to-day for points in the up country, on
a visit of a couple of weeks.
Mr. J. J. Stephens moved his stock
of goods to the store on lower Broad
recently occupied by Mr. II. K. De
Mr. J. L. I,inton will repair the
damage done to his stores by the fire
at once, and says he will have Ids
bakery running again by next week.
Marshal Spair had the two cisterns
which were exhausted at the fire
Monday night filled up again yester
day in case of emergency.
Messrs. I„ F. Thompson A (Jo.,
arc getting out a handsome hook of
samples of furniture, which will he
an aid to their business.
Mr. (I. \V. Herring, wife and
daughter, will leave to day at noon for
a visit of about a month to friends and
relatives in Kinston N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. It. Hopkins, of
Brunswick, who have been spending
some time in the city visiting rcla
lions and friends, returned home
Mr. J. W. Sheffield, a prominent
merchant of Amcricus, was in town
yesterday, having come down on a
visit to his brother, Mr. D. ,1. Shef
field, of this place.
Policeman Brown lost Ids ‘specks’ at
the (ire, or thereabout*, on Monday
night, silver-rimmed. Any one hnv
found them will do him a favor
by returning them, as he can’t see at
night without them.
A telegram was sent Monday
night to Miss Laura Jones, addressed
to Atlanta, where it was thought it
would intercept her on route to New
York, informing her of the fire. She
is expected hack this evening.
Mrs. S. D. Adams, who has been
living in Thomasville for some time,
left on Monday, for Adams, Jefferson
comity, New York, on a visit. Her
Thomasville friends will lie glad to sec
her hack again after her visit to
friends in the North.
Another cake walk was the attrac
tion at the city hull on Monday night.
James White, (hut lie was not white)
and Miss Alice Bryant bore off the
blushing honors. Quite a number
of whites witnessed the walk, a popu-
ar Broad strict merchant acting as
Macon Spencer, son of .Mayor Sant
B. Spencer, and a nephew of Presi
dent Bakcr;of Young Female College,
has Itcen elected Captain of the At-
asita Rifles. Macon is a Thomasville
hoy. lie is deservedly popular with
A private letter from his Honor,
the Mayor, 11. W. Hopkins, informs
us that he ami Miss Fannie Hopkins
have been having a delightful visit to
Mr. Edwin F. Belcher, and would
leave immediately lor Watch Hill, R.
where his daughter, Bessie, now is.
He says Mr. Belcher and family will
he in Thomasville again this winter.
The Linton Block Blackened—The
Losses and Insurance -Work
of the Department.
At a lew minutes past eleven o’clock
on Monday night, the startling clang
ing ol the fire bell rung out in sharp,
The fire was quickly located in .the
bakery establishment of Mr. J. L. Lin
ton, and thither a crowd quickly gath
ered, while the fire laddies made for
their engine houses. The Ncps. took
water from the hydrant in front of the
Bank of Thrmiasvillc,while the steamer
was driven to the cistern near the
monument. The Vigilants look posi
tion on Jackson street, and tried to
reach the fire from the rear, but owing
to a lack of hose, they were unable to
By the aid of the ladders of the
Hook and Ladder company, which
was, as usual, quick to respond, the
firemen were soon on the roof of the
Linton block. Holes were cut in the
roof of Miss Laura Jonej' millinery
store and Mr. J J. Stephens’ grocery
store, through which the fire—which
had crept under the roof from Mr.
Linton’s store—was extinguished, thus
saving these two stores. In the mean
time doors had been broken in below,
in Mr. Linton’s and Miss Jones’stores,
and streams of water poured on the
fire, which was fiercely burning in rear
and overhead. It was a hard fight,
but the firemen whipped it,and whipp
ed it under disadvantages, as none of
the department's officers were present
— all being absent front the city. It ap ’
peared to be a sort of go-as yott-plcasc
fight, hut the hoys got there.
The loss of Messrs Morehouse &
Brandon, wholesale dealers in grocer
ies, whose stock was stored in rear of
Mr. Stephens’ store, amounted to about
81.500, with 8500 insurance in the
Aetna, Hanscll A- Merrill, agents, and
8500 in the Amuiean, Smith A
Montgomery, agents. They had about
$3,500 worth of stock. Miss Laura
Jones’ slock was partly removed, and
is about a total loss. Her insurance
is as follows : North British, $1,500;
Hamburg Bremen, $500; Hanscll A
Merrill agents; Imperial, $200, W. II.
Mitchell, agent; and American Fire,
$600, Smith A Montgomery, agents.
Two hundred dollars of this was 01:
fixtures, the balance on stock. Mr.
Linton was insured lor $6,600, on frits
three buildings, m tire following com
panies: Ilamburg-Bremen, North
British,Hartford, Southern Mutual,and
Orient, and $700, on stock, Hanscll
A Merrill agents. Mr. Jo Stephens
had no insurance. His slock was
slightly damaged by smoke. It was
There is little doubt about the origin
of the fire. No fire had been in the
bakery since 8 o'clock in the morning.
Mr. Will Taylor, who was the first fire
man to reach the skylight, found a
portion ol it removed. It was lound
the adjoining roof of Griffin A
Sturdivant’s store. There was strong
evidence ol kerosene having been
I think the owners of the property
in that block,’’ said a gentleman, point
ing to the blackened front after the
fire had been extinguished, “ought to
present Mr. A. S. Silvcrhcrg with a
gold medal; he saved the block.”
In the absence of the Engineer,
Mr. Silvcrhcrg took his place and
worked the poweful engine like an ex
pert. He made the machine fairly
hum. Mr. Silvcrhcrg is a splendid
fireman, and proved himself, on this
occasion, the right man in the right
Jo Fass was in command of the
Ncps. He belongs to the old Guard,
nnd guards placed at every fire. This
precaution was not taken.
■* There was a lack of horse. This
should not occur again.
Fires frequently follow each other.
Let the night police, and citizens,
keep a close watch on all premises.
The fire demonstrated the folly
and danger of the absence of fire
walls. A law should he passed re
quiring them between all stores.
Every one sympathizes with Miss
Laura Jones in the loss other milline
ry stock of goods. But she will soon
have a bran new stock, and then you
can show Miss Laura how much you
sympathize with her,by the amount of
The attention of the superintendent
of telegraph service of this division is
called to the fact that there is very
little certainty in the telegraphic ser
vice, according to the experience of
this writer. On a recent occasion,
while in Fort White, Fla., he had oc
casion to send a telegram to Thomas
ville, for which lie was charged
double price (according to the agent
here), and that telegram has never
come to hand yet. On Monday,
while in Albany, lie sent another
telegram, addressed to this office, attd
it has not arrived yet, and is not now
looked for. Other eases can he cited
Now, is it because telegrams are
prepaid, that they arc not sent? and
is the public to lose confidence in the
telegraphic service? This individual
member of the public has done so, and
is very sorry for it, for it sometimes
happens that we would feel safer if we
had a reliable means of rapid commit
Jackson street, thank goodness,
again presents its erst-while appear
ance, and no longer looks like a rail
road,'was being tunnelled through it.
The gang were engaged yesterday in
filling tip holes and leveling off the
lulls. Now if we ever get rid of the
red mud thrown out, wc shall feel
and is always on hand.
Bob Balfour, with nozzle well in
hand, was in the thickest of the fight,
fire and sntokc. lie is ahorn fireman.
Fifty four members of the Vigilants
responded to the roll call.
The Mitchells—when they do get at
it—are good ones. Their work always
The Book and I.addcr boys are
fearless fellows. They never stop to
calculate danger, and they arc always
With a stand pipe full of water, the
department, if properly handled, can
whip any fire.
The engineer of the Mitchell
ought to lit nearer the machine of"
There ought to he ropes stretched
Jute Outburns Cotton.
One of the incidents of the fire
Monday night was the damage done
to some jute, and cotton flagging in
the rear of Lintons’ Imkery. There
as been a good deal of talk to the
effect that cotton bagging will burn
more readily than jute ; hut in this
instance it proved the other way.
Although the cotton bagging was on
top of the jute, the thirteen rolls of
the former escaped with less damage
than the few hales of the latter. The
cotton bagging would burn all over the
top, hat a layer or two under, was
untouched, while the jute would
burn down in spots several inches
deep, thereby ruining several layers.
Young Fcmalo College.
Attention is called to the advertise
ment of Young Female College, which
appears elsewhere. This institution
affords unsurpassed advantages for
the education and training of children
and young ladies. They have the
home care of the faculty, and the
social surroundings arc such as to
make it in every way a desirable place
tor those who want and ought to have
an education. The teachers arc com
petent and experienced, the facilities
for hoarding are every way desirable,
and the charges arc reasonable. There
is no reason why Young Female Col
lege should not be full to overflowing
the coming session.
Wc are in receipt of the announce
ment of the marriage of Mr. Samuel
W. Rice and Miss Katherine E. Iitis-
ell, of St. Paul, Minn., on last
Mr. Rice spent bust winter here,
and by his exemplary deportment and
genial manners, won the esteem of
those of our citizens with whom lie
became acquainted. His Thomasville
friends tender hearty congratulations
and best wishes.
Notwithstanding the quantity of
water used on the fire Monday night,
it only lowered the big tank three
rims. This included, also, the amount
used before the fire for street sprink
ling. The fire demonstrated the great
advantage of our water system as ait
aid to extinguish fircu.
Attention is culled to the advertise
ment of Mr. Frank Thomas, who is
an experienced mill-hand, and de
sires a situation. Read his card.
Messrs. Pringle & Bro., have just
received a lot of tobacco which, to
distinguish it, and as a complincnt to
their faithful porters they have had
branded Tobc and Jesse, the two
brands. Tltey also received some
fine apples from Houston county yes
The jail lot will he selected at the
next monthly meeting of the county
Ccirxcir. ItouM, Aug. in, lust'.
Council met in roguhir session, Jlnyor
pro tern. J. II. Merrill, presiding. AMernien
Hayes, Mitchell, Jerger ami Whiil-lon pres
Minutes ol' last meeting read ami eon
Following petition read and referred to
street committee lor investigation and re
Gentlemen:—Your petitione-, C. I*>. 1’oy-
thress, of Thomasville, (In., loented nnd do
ing business on the corner of llroud and
Washington streets, wishes to use his porta
ble photo tent, 10x18 lect, and ova! shape,
without ropes or poles, and nothing about
tl e tent to Map amt scare Imrses, on the
street near tho sidewalk on the corner of
liroad ami Washington streets, for the pur
pose of making photographs fora few weeks.
C. If I’oVTIIIIKSS.
Aug. IP. I8H0.
The following pelitl read:
Tiiomasvii.t.k, Ga.. Aug- IP, I8N:>.
To the lion. Mayor and Oily Council
Gentlemen- This pctitii
lav payers of said town sli
lion of llii- ‘ ill in which
that, portion hounded by I
Seward street and [teminglun oven
tircly without street light, allla
one of the thickly settled portions
city. Thai the electric light pole
extend up to Hanscll street along
street, thence to Remington ave.nu
fore petitioners usk that the city
elcctiic lights along \\
sell street and thence
to Remington avenue.
ugh il is
mi street to llan-
uiig UaiH'cll street
are daily receiving
and our line of
A Merman Ha
leehled that in
the eity, they o
E. O. Thompson,
W. J. Taylor,
Mrs. E. L. Brown,
j-es oil ere 11 the following:
council, some time since
new of the indebtedness of
mid only contract for
trie lights, and a committee was ap
pointed to designate places for the 12 lights,
and they place 8 on Dawson street and I on
It is resolved, That the council regret that
they cannot at present grant the petition
sking for more lights. Passed.
On motion, the members o! the Vigilant
ire Company are excused from street duty.
Mr. Page was granted leave to dispose of
the beet now butchered ami on hand, pro
vided he sell it out hv the 20th of this
Chairman street committee nutliari/.ed to
buy tent for chain gang.
Alderman Hayes moved that the mayor
be instructed to issue legal notice of election
for bonds for park purposes to be held on
Friday, Sept. 20, 188'.*. Passed.
Following accounts passed for payment:
T. E. Singletary, $:».2I; A. W. Paliu, *38.10;
Mitchell fi McIntyre, §::22.71.
1C. T. Mr BE AX, Clerk.
II. Had long
Help The Worthy.
Mr. Cox, a blind mail who is a
worthy brother ot Mr. John Cox of
our county, is in the eity selling hooks,
and we desire to commend him to the
consideration of all with whom lie
may conic in contact.
Mr. I). S. Dixon was in town yes
terday. He will have another big
load of new cotton here this week.
See notice of I.. Schmidt, who is
offering celebrated mineral waters for
Mrs. A gnes Yates, of llruoks county,
who is visiting Policeman Brown's
family, is not Mrs. Yates, hut Miss
Yates. The young lady will doubt
less lie Mrs. , one ofthesc days,
but, ns yet she is, so far as the writer
knows, heart whole and faucy free.
S 20 il.TUvlt
thoroughly pn-h'il in th" lumbi r
. Guoit iviminti can |„. given..
Why is It
People will continue to buy groceries
on JO days’ time, and thereby pay l-"i
percent, more for them than they can
buy them for for the spot cash. Don’t
you know you are paying I.") per cent,
on some account the merchant can’t
collect? lie lias to charge those who
do pay, enough to make good his
losses in hail accounts. It is perfectly
legitimate and business-like, too! He
Inis to live. But while it is perfectly
right in him to charge you that way,
it is very foolish in you to pay it,
because yw can make that per cent,
yourself In' buying your goods for
cash. I will take your ortler at regu
lar prices, ami then discount it l ") per
cent, for the cash.
M. P. Pickett.
Gin House Insurance,
II a ns vl I 4.V Jltu'rill,
difcW to OCtl-lc
Call and get
Prices before buy
Cost Prices, and we
Clothier? and Furnishers,
106 Broad St., Thomasvillo, Gft