The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, September 04, 1889, Image 1
VOL 1-NO 07. TLIOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4; '.880 $5.00 PER ANNUM A full stock of the latest styles of Dress Goods, Dry Goods, CLpiNG, Boots, . Shoes, HATS, Hosiery, Trim mings, Domestics, and all articles us ually kept in my line, just purchased in New York by Mr. Lohnstein, is now coming in. Call and inspect them. “Scncx” Takes a Whack at the Park. Tiiomasvim.k, Ga., Sept. 2,1889, Emtok Times-Enterpiuse: By reference to your columns I sec you permit both sides of the bond question to be heard. Will you allow me to be heard also ? I have some interest in the town, and I desire to present my views of the question. First, is it wise for the corporation to buy the park property at this time? The town has on hand an unfinished water works and sewerage system. It will cost big money to finish the water works so that each citizen can have access to the water. The work on the sewer is just begun, if the town intends to let every citi zen have a chance to use the sewer I understand the proceeds of the sale of bonds already issued has been exhausted, and yet there is great work comparatively not begun. The hotels hnve made connections with the main sewer, and not a dozen citizens have done so; and more than onc-lmlf of the lots now occupied could not con licet with the present system of sewers if so the owners desired to do. The property holders on the west side of the town cannot cross the ridge on which IIroad street is located, if they so desire. Then, to meet the wants of other part® of the town, 'another main sewer will have to ]jo construct ed, say in or along thc.btanch which runs by the railroad depot. Let the two sewers connect northwest of the town. Now it will take thousands to perfect the system of sewers so that all the citizens can have the benefit thereof.! When the town authorities com menced the system of sewerage it was alleged that it was for the health of the town that made it necessary. To continue to bury the filth of the town would certainly produce typhoid fe ver. This I believe then, and still believe. Now, which would bo the part of wisdom, to preserve the health of the citizens or to cater to their pleasure or the pleasure of the winter vistors of the town? Common sense will ’settle it. The people must de cide. . . The other question is this: Is it the part of fairness to fix- the park on the south side of the town, where only about one third of the citizens could enjoy it, and then tax all the others to pay for it? Hut fix it as you will, there will be many "t the citizens who cannot enjoy it, yet such will be taxed annually to pay the interest on the bonds, and taxed at maturity of the bonds to pay the principal. All the real estate lying within the radius of one mile of the court house, is tax able, under the charterof the town; and if any of said real estate is ncj. taxed it is because tlic sharp eyes of the town officers cannot find it. Now, here is a poor widow living near the opposite limits of the town, and cJn but occasionally sec the park, much less go there and enjoy it, be cause her days and parts of her nights are devoted entirely to constant efiort to support herself and children. She has no other property but the little home. Is it right to tax that widow's little home to furnish a park for those who have leisure to bask in its sun shine? No! No!! • Senex. For the Tim Es-KxTKnrnisK. SYLVAN SONGS. Sweet the song-bird's note.', hut baton, While n gently moving breeze Soemeth like n thoughtful spirit Holding converse with the trees; Dr a magic voice chanting Softly all among the trees. Listen where the towering poplar Ami the oak ami maple .stand, Decked with summer crown and mantle, And by summer zephyrs fanned; As they touch the pliant brandies, Thrilling the responsive leave.*; Hear the floating trills of music, Sounding there among the trees. Listen where the lightsome wind-waves To a burthened tone iiujfctc. As they lave and rock the branches Of the cedar or the pine.' Mingled with what seemeth sighing, Music’s sylvan strains are there; Spirit-wakening, mystic accents, Softly sounding through the air. Mother Earth, thou art the singer, Wenripg thy fair veil of green. Never old and never weary, Though thy circled years have been Thousands; thou art ever singing, Songs so earnest, sweet and l«iw: Thought uplifting, soul refreshing, Sylvan songs, so sweet and low. • * M. V.S.. Livingston and the Farmers- From (lie Augustn Kvi ning Xnr;. The re-election of President Living ston of the Farmers’ alliance in Macon without opposition places him at the head of the farmers’ movement Georgia, and makes him llieir real leader if they shall decide to contest for political influence or office. It is known that Mr. Livingston aspires to the governorship, and that he has been on a still hunt tor some time, and his unanimous re-clcclion on yesterday If he docs take hold, farewell to Norlhen’s chances, for the. alliance lias a great deal more influence and more numbers also than the State agricultural society. And it is thought almost certain that President Living ston will be 1n the race. He is shrewd and wise, however - , and wifi hide his time and not announce him self until the right tinje. He and the other aspirants arc laughing in their sleeves at Colonel Northcn, for they know very well that he will wear him self out before the campaign opens and be a dead issue long before the election. Yes, the Farmers’ alliance and not the Agricultural .society will dictate the farmers’ wishes and name the farmers’ candidate, and it looks like it will he Livingston and not Northcn will win the hayseed votes in the next campaign. Oppose^ To the Alliance Going Into Politics. A correspondent of the Daily Jimcs, Savannah, writing from Atlanta, says: There is a good ileal of political talk going on around the legislature in a quiet way. As predicted in the Times several weeks ago, Col. Lon. Livingston is in the field forgovernor, and with his official connection with the Farmers' Alliance, he proposes to make an act've campaign. Every body who knows this ambitious politi cian have looked for his entrance into the field, and knew it was only a mat ter of a short time. Hon. W. S, Northcn will divide “honors” with Livingston from an Al liance standpoint. Those who think that Northcn and Livingston are going to make a politi cal machine out of the Farmers’ Al liance are greatly mistaken, if what some of the more prominent and con servative member? of this organization tell me is true. The sentiment among the more con servative alliance men who arc in the Legislature is to keep it out of polities. They know that the organization will he very short-lived if it is to he used as n political cat’s paw, for a few so- called farmers who arc in the organi zation for the loaves and fishes. A prominent Senator and alliance man, who represents a Southwest Georgia district, told your correspond ent, a few days ago, that the alliance people in this section were dead against the organization being thrown into politics. “We arc a conservative people in our section,” said he, “and we can see no reason why any man should announce himself a candidate for Governor and assume that support simply because' we believe in the prin gives him the reins of the Farmers’ alliance, if he chooes ^ pose to have our alliance principles have anything to do with who is to bo the next Governor.” A Natural Genius. Visiting'the manfactoryof Snodgrass A Smith on yesterday we were much interested in some very pretty work being done there. They have just turned out some very handsome turned columns for the Hank of Valdosta, which arc beauties, and we learn that young Arthur Snodgrass was the workman who did it. He is a natural mechanic, and has, ever since he was quite a small lad, had an inclination for mechanics. In the office we saw a really ingenious machine of his in vention, which we think worthy of a patent. It is the most simple, at the same time effective and easily and quickly operated letter press we ever saw. Messrs. Snodgrass & Smith are doing a fine milling business, both in the wood-working and grain line. The Daily Toothpick. From the Boston Herald. “Do you know,” saida physician to a Herald man yesterday, “that the great American habit of toothpick- chewing is resposible lor a very large number of human ills? If you have noticed these things much you have onserved that a good many people who take their meals at restaurants or hotels cat and rush out immedi ately afterward to business, snatch on their way a toothpick, sometimes sacral of them, and thrust the little wooden spears in the nioijth. In nine cases out ot ten they don't use the toothpick quickly and as a matter of business, hut they retain it in the mouth after all necessity lor its func tions has ceased. They chew on it and wobble it about under the jaws, and finally the piece of wood is re duced to a ragged pulp, and then it is usually cast away. Very fre quently small particles of the wood are swallowed, and I know one man who was in the habit of eating his toothpick. I became acquainted with him beause he wanted me to give him something to heal his stomach, which was really in a lacerated condition. The small particles of wood that are swallowed frequently lodge in the walls of the stomach somewhere and induce gastric disturbance. I know several cases which proved fatal," A Now Material. A compnritively new material in building is adamant wall plaster, and it produces a hard and practically in destructible wall. Three years ago it was alihost un known, but to-day it is considered an essential material in all good buildings, and is manufactured in twenty-one factories. Thu adamant is as hard as marble and cannot lie chipped by chair backs, furniture corners or slamming doors. Even a partition door-knob thrown against a wall constructed of adamant will notbrenklit. A nail driven in it will hold rs well as if driven into timber, and a hole can be bored through it the same as through wood. It does not take an age to dry, but within twenty-four hours after it has been spread the walls arc solid and hard, The adamant comes In kegs and is ready to he used when water is added to it. It adheres to the lath itself and cannot lie removed without great force. Painters can do as good work with two coats of paint on adamant as tiioy can do with five on- ordinary work. Adamant costs but a few cents more per pound than good lime plas tering and will save weeks time in the building' of tiny house, This fact alone makes it worth more than the difference. Look at some of the parties who in dorse it in Atlanta: Brown & Morgan, E. G. Lind, J. G. Thrower, Gustave Leo, A. Me. Nixon, who have used it practically and can verify the above statements. Mr. W' B. Milii, whose opinion on such matters is law in Georgia, in dorses it without reserve. A company is now being formed to oporatc the stato of Georgia and to place a factory in Atlanta. Atlanta’s well-known encouragement of good manufacturing enterprises will be a guarantee that the Georgia Adamant Plaster Co. will locate its plant within her hospitable limits.— Constitution. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. CouNctr. Room, ) Tjio.masviu.k, Ga., Sept. i. ( Regular session of council. Mayor Hopkins presiding. Aldermen I Iaycs, Wright, Mitchell, Jerger and Merrill present. Minutes last meeting read and con firmed. Petition ol W. C. Pittman to enlarge his warehouse referred to committee on fire department. On motion of Alderman Wright the finance committee was authorized to borrow two thousand dollars for the city, and the Mayor and clerk were in structed to make note for same to fall due December i, 1SS9. Mayor Hopkins called Mr. Merrill to the chair and offered the following, which was adopted, viz: Whereas, the question whether the city will purchase the park, now held under lease from Mr. S. Alex. Smith, will he determined at an election to be held Sept. 20th. And, whereas, many of the citizens of the city favor said purchase with the condition that no money be expended in permanent im provements. Thcrclorc, Resolved, that this coun cil hereby place itself upon record that in the event of the purchase of said park, it will pass an ordinance prohib iting the appropriation of any money of the city for said improvements until such time as the system of sewerage and water, and the street lights have been extended to answer the reasona ble requirements of the city, and the finances of the city will permit the same without detriment to cither of the three subjects mentioned. Resolved, That this resolution and said ordinance shall not apply to do nations made by individuals for the purpose of improving said park. On motion of Alderman Wright, Mayor Hopkins and Aldermen Hayes and Merrill were appointed a commit tee to offer the lot on Broad and Mad ison streets, between the old white cemetery and old colored cemetery to the county for jail lot at a price not less than $s,ooo. • Dr. McIntosh was present and made some suggestions to council, and he was authorized to carry them out. Marshal Spair was instructed to repair crossings on streets where ncccs sary. Following account ordered paid: A. S. Goff $7.00; John Miller $142.00; W. II. Henderson $18.00; Beverly & Bro.S2.55; Griffin & Sturdivant $29.80 A. S. Silverbcrg $25.00; B. I’. Walker $5.00; Thoniasvilic Ironworks $2.to; II. R. Cooke & Bro., $0.25; Mitchell & McIntyre $38.38. Council adjourned. K. T. McLean, Clerk. To the Froflt AS ALWAYS, ’ IN THE LEAD. The extra session still hangs fire. Shoot it off. The Secret of Aerial Travel. Referring to the sad fate of l’rotcssor Hogan, who lost his life in attempting to navigate the Campbell aerial vessel, illustrated in these columns a few weeks ago, some one says : When human ingenuity can match the product of nature; when it can make a machine possessing as much power and endurance to the ounce of weight as that of the homing pigeon which lately (lew from Detroit to Buf falo (225 miles) in less than four hours; when it can so arrange and automatically shift a series of vanes like shifting leathers in a hawk’s wings, which suspended it in the air lor hours almost without apparent motion, when it can solve the problem of how this same hawk drops like a bullet from the dazzling height of a half mile, and checks itself unharmed above its prey, then it may learn to travel in the air.- -.Scientific Ameri can. Messrs. Hardy and Mack Paulk have already marketed upward of thir ty-five bales ofjeotton, at an average of iol, per lb. These young men are among the leading farmers ol the county; indeed we may say in the state. Tney marketed last year up ward of one hundred bales of cotton and made corn and other things in proportion. This year they expect about one hundred and fifty bales.— Cairo Record. A system of building houses entirely ot sheet iron has been communicated to the Society of Architecture in Paris. The walls, partitions, roofs, and wain scoting arc composed of double me tallic sheets, separated by an air mat tress, which is surrounded by different non-conductors of heat.—Ex. The City ShoeiStore, (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 line of gents’ toilet slippers and lull line of ladies’, misses’ and children’s shoes. Mitchell House Block.