VOL 1 -NO 92.
THOMASY.ILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY CORNING, AUGUST 29, ’889
S5.00 PER ANNUM
THE PARK QUESTION.
Another Communication from “Broad
Mr. Editor : I read with pleasure
and some profit your remarks in reply
to my little communication in your
issue of this morning.
With pleasure because of the amia
ble temper in which you w rite.
With profit because it called my
attention to certain facts which had
escaped my observation.
The notice of election! as published
by the mayor, says :
"It will require §750 annually for
the interest, and five hundred annually
to provide lor the payment of the prin
I can understand what will be done
with the $750. That will go to pay
Hut what is to be done with the five
hundred dollars raised annually to
to provide for the payment of the
The bonds will not be due for thirty
years. Are the people of the town to
be taxed an extra five hundred dollars
per year just to lay away in the coffers
ol the council lor thirty years until the
bonds arc due, as an ornament upon
which the city fathers are to least their
eyes once a week ?
As I said in my first article, I repeat
in this: Utility just now is a more de
sirable thing than ornament. Let the
ornamental stand to one side until the
useful is established orfa firm basis
You say “we have been ‘crawling’
long enough. It is time to throw the
nursing bottle away.”
You introduce a figure of speech
here the character of which I fear you
do not understand. Experience teach
es some things the imagination don't
”, Before the ornamental dress is put.
on, the infant must learn to stand
alone, walk, play', run about, and ac
quire sufficient strength to dress itself
When all this is learned, ornaments
may come to the front, provided the
rear is brought up by a full purse.
But who is to vote in this election*
Are all those who arc interested in the
tax part of the matter entitled to vote?
The act says "only those voters who
were qualified to vote at the election
lor mayor and aldermen next preced
ing said election for Bonds or No
Bonds, shall be qualified to vote at
this latter election.”
Has it occurred to you how many
tax-payers then resident in the town
omitted to register last year? how many
people who have bought property
since have invested their money and
moved heie ? how many could not
then legally register because ol non
age, or because they had not lived
in the state twelve months, nor in the
county six months?
These are questions of vital impor
tance. These unqualified voters will
have to pay their tax, without having
the privilege of voting.
And allow me to say to your credit
and praise that no man in all my mem
ory has been a more consistent and
constant advocate of ft^e doctrine that
“taxation without representation is the
unpardonable sin against democracy.”
What has come over the spirit of
your dreams? Suppose you suggest
to the council that they give some
guarantee to the people, that there
shall be no useless taxation or expen
diture of money until a proper system
of sewerage has been perfected and a
cheap system of water works inaugur
ated, whereby the public health and
comfort will be assured.
It Always Pays.
Mr. John Montgomery put a real
estate card in the Times-Enti-'.ri'RIsk
yesterday inorn^ig, and before the
ink was fairly dry lie sold a valuable
piece of real estate near town to a
gentleman, Mr. Ilorroeks, who only
arrived (rom Ohio the day before,
I’rimcts ink always "gets there.”
New goods are coming in by car
Nb doubt many ol our readers have
noticed a plant which grows in abun
dance on the line of the S., F. & W.
railroad between this point and Al
bany. It is a long bell-shaped yellow
and green plant, about 15 to 18 inches
in length, and grows in clusters, and
almost covers the ground in some
damp and swampy places. It is
called the pitcher plant, or fly catcher
—jts botanical name we are not famil
iar with—but we allude to it to note
its peculiarities. It is a veritable fly
catcher, and its mouth or funnel-shap
ed top is open until a fly or other
insect lights upon it to feed upon its
sweets, which they do, and as they
enter the funnel the top-will close up
and gradually contract until it forces
the insect down to its base, when thev
are apparently absorbed by the plant.
An examination of one ot the iitnnel-
shaped plants, by splitting the plant
open,will reveal the remains of a quan
tity of (lies, insects and worms of vari
ous kinds. Who knows but some
ingenious fellow.will yet make his for-
tunc by introducing into general use
this remarkable fly-catcher?
A Strange and Unusual Sconc.
Last .Sunday morning, the Ilev. A.
0. Stevenson, pastor of Fredonia
church, followed by the fathers and
mothers in Israel, and sonic new con
verts, repaired to the county line
bridge, on the Ochloekonce, to admin
ister the solemn ordinance of baptism,
(lathering on the hanks of the stream,
preparations were made for the bap
tising. As is the custom, the crowd
commenced singing, singing one of
those old time, soul stirring hymns,
while the pastor and one of the candi
dates stepped down into the pure
flowing waters. Just then a hymn
broke out on the opposite side of the
'stream, and the notes of the two songs
ofi- Zion met, mingled, and were
wafted away on the fresh morning air,
met and—who shall say to the con
trary ?—ascended to heaven, ns the
devout men and women mingled their
voices in praise of God. And quick
ly, en the opposite side of the river,
another preacher, the llev. Mr. Duke,
led a redeemed soul down into the
water. The last named, pastor of
New Ochloekonce church ; had, also,
been carrying on n protracted meet
ing, and had come to the same spot,
at the same, hour, to put the seal of
the church 011 some converts, by im
mersion. Neither minister knew of
the intention of the other.
It was nil unusual coincidence.
An Outside View.
Since the Boston World began its
publication at Boston, Ga., and the
merchants set in to advertising so lib
erally, the trade of the town has grown
wonderfully. The business men have
put it on a perfect boom right under
the nose of Thomasville and Quitman.
The Clarion congratulates our wide
awake friends, and the press has in
the plucky town an ilhfctrntion that the
big advertising brings big business.
Cairo and Boston are doing bigger
business to their size than any towns
in South Georgia, and they both sup
port their local paper more liberally
than any towns we know. They are
villages no longer.—Camilla Clarion.
Such words of praise from such an
able paper causes The World to be
prouder than ever of Boston’s wide
awake and liberal business men.
Their example is one that could be
followed with profit by a great many
Our merchants all sell goods cheap
er than they can be had elsewhere,
and they use printer’s ink liberally to
tell the people of their bargains, con
sequently the trade of Boston is being
extended every day.
It was only one day this week that
a World reporter heard a man remark
that he had brought his cotton twenty
miles. This is only a straw, but it
shows that high prices for cotton and
low prices on goods are drawing to
Boston a large trade.
The merchants are responsible for
All honor to Boston’s merchants!
To those who do not appear in our
advertising columns we would say
coine on, we can accomodate you as
long 11s the paper factories hold out.
-Join in with us gentlemen and let’s
show these South Georgia towns the
way to grow.—Boston World.
Respectfully referred to the busi
ness men of Thomasville.
The Alliance and Politics.
As a friend of the Farmer’s Alliance,
we would like to whisper a word of
warning into the ears of its members.
Thus speaks Larry Gantt in the
Do not, under any circumstances,
be drawn into politics. I11 [every
section there are old broken down
political hacks who are seeking to be
elevated into office by clinging to the
coat tails of the Alliance. They are
actuated by the most selfish motives
and would to-day unhesitatingly throw
the farmer and his interests overboard
if it would advance their cause one
If the Alliance feels that the inter
ests of the order can be subserved by
having a representative from its own
ranks in any particular position, centre
upon some man whose record is like
thccharacter ofG’ivsar’s wife, and sup
I)o not be made a cat’s paw by any
old political hack.
But it would be a wise thing for the
Alliance to steer as clear of politics as
possible. It is a dangerous and treach
erous weapon to handle and has caused
the wreck of more men and more
organizations than every other cause
The Alliance for the next few years
will have its hands full without med
dling withjpolitics. It has the bagging
trust, the negro alliance and other
important issues to meet, which will
require hard work and good manage
ment to overcome.
Of course we do not mean by our
advice that this powerful organization
should not demand proper recognition
in the dispensation of offices, but that
its members should not permit a few
ambitious and designing men to drag
them into politics through selfish
motives, and to the neglect of more
The most dangerous enemy the
Alliance now has to fear is the poll
A Public Meeting.
Mayor Hopkins issues a call, else
where, for a mass meeting ol the citi
zens of the town at the city hall, at
8 o’clock, on Tuesday evening, the Bd
of September, bet those who favor,
and those who do not favor the pur
chase of the park, meet anil discuss
the question. We take it for granted
that all, both sides, have only the
good and growth of Thomasville at
heart. All are neighbors, friends,
interested alike in the prosperity ol
the town. This being the case, there
will be 110 crimination or recrimina
tion. The dificrences are differences
of judgment as to what is best for the
town. Let this spirit prevail, and
there will be 110 scars, no heart-burn
ings when the result is announced.
The conservative, clear headed citi
zens of the town will decide the ques
tion without prejudice, and strictly
upon the grounds as to what is best
for Thomasville. Let this idea pre
dominate and prevail, and all will be
■Several parties of ladies and gentle
men were on Broad street, Tuesday
night, expecting to sec the new elec
tric lights. They were disappointed.
The lights will probably be turned on
again to-night. The occasion will
doubtless draw a crowd, as but very
few, comparatively, saw the lighfs on
Mrs. E. B. Whiddou, who has been
visiting relatives in Florida, has re
Mr. V. A. Ilorroeks, of Clcvclan
O., who spent last season at Jersey
Farm, has returned. Mr. II. was,
perhaps, the sickest man who visited
Thomasville last winter and survived
His improvement was, indeed, mark
ed, and an ngrecable surprise to both
his friends and physicians. And it
was due solely to the climate, as he
abjured medicines and received no
medical treatment while here. Find
ing the climate at home was not, con
tinning the improvement started here
lie decided to return and locate, pro
vided he can be suited in the purchase
of a home. Mr. Ilorroeks is a con
tractor and builder by trade, and
ranks among the most competent and
reliable workmen in Cleveland, as
well as a gentleman, in all respects
We me glad to know that he has de
cided to cast bislot with us, ami as
sure him that both he and his family
will be welcomed to citizenship.
Since the above was in type Mr.
Ilorroeks lias purchased the tract
of land lying west of the Linton mill
road and north of the boulevard,
fronting on both roads. The tract
contains fifteen acres, and was pur
chased ot Mr. S. G. McLendon,
through the real estate agency of Mr.
J. S. Montgomery. It will make a
desirable and beautiful suburban
home, and will be immediately im
Adjutant-General Kell, assured
Lieut. Wilder, recently, when the
latter was in Atlanta, that the Guards
would be promptly supplied with the
first and best guns received by the
Curtis Brown, the live Jackson
street grocer, believes in pi inters ink.
lie is advertising the damaged stock
of Mr. J. L. Linton for sale. And
he’ll sell it right nlong. Printers
ink properly “distributed” always
tells. It never fails.
Col. McIntyre went up to Smitliville
yesterday to meet his son, Mr. Hugh
McIntyre, who has been summering
in tnc mountains.
In the Long Ago.
The Ilawkinsvjlle News has un
earthed an old copy of the Federal
Unions, published at Milledgcvillc,
Oct. 5th, 1817. The News, says:
In the columns of the’old paper be
fore us we find an advertisement of
dry goods, clothing and groceries by
Merritt, Niles & Roberts, Ilawkius-
ville, Ga.; also the law cards of
Whitfield & Ifanscll and B. G. nnd
G. W. Jordan, Ilawkinsville, and A.
Russell Kellam, Dublin, Ga.
John V. Mitchell is announced as a
candidate for the clerkship of the In
ferior and Superior courts of Pulaski
The old paper was Democratic to
the core and gives the result of the
election between Towns (Dem.) and
Clinch (Whig) for Governor.
Cotton was selling in Macon in
1817 at I) to 11 cents. Hemp bag
ging 1-1 to 17 cents. Gunny bagging
21 to 22 cents. Kentucky bagging
17 to 18 cents. Bacon—hams 10 to
12 cents ; sides !) to 10 cents ; should-
dors 7 to 8 cents. Nails, sugar, molas
ses and salt were selling at about the
same prices as these commodities are
now quoted at. Collie was quoted at
7 to 8 cents per pound.
The old paper is a remarkably well
preserved sheet. It had just received
its first account of the capture of the
city of Mexicobv the American army
under Gen. .Scott. The news was
brought to New Orleans by the steam
er .las. I.. Day, which caused the ex
uberance ot the editor to overflow as
The news by the Day makes our
heart throb with pride and enthus
iasm, inspired by the deeds of super
human valor ot our brave soldiers,
who in their small and serried band,
have penetrated far into the bosom of
a hostile nation of eight millions of
people, and after the most bloody
and decisive conflicts against vastly
superior forces, have entered the Cap
itol of Mexico, and unfurled the
■Stars and Stripes from the Palace of
the Montezumas, and from the litiii-
Ired shining cupolas of this fair and
lovely city ot the Aztecs. All Imnoraud
glory to our gallant general and his
brave army, who have thus linked
their names and the name of our Re
public wjfji the immortality of the
most inilliant deeds of modern times, |
leeds which revive the chivalry ot!
olden times, which carry the iniagina- j
tion hack to epochs rendered illus
trious by matchless feats of individual j
irowess, which have been illuminated j
iiy the genius of Poetry and Romance, I
uni conic to us magnified and glori-j
lied by the thousand tributes of ad-1
miring ages. Not one of them can 1
surpass in brilliancy and chivalry |
this last crowning aeliievement of our i
To the Front.
The City Shoe Store,
(Mitchell House Block.)
Has just opened up
to the young- and old
gents the handsomest
line of shoes ever of
fered in our city, in
all styles, from the
narrowest to the wid
est lasts. Patent
leather shoes, hand
some lino of gents’
toilet slippers an<f
full .line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
Mitchell House Block.