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THOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, <881)
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Oar Hew Prints
— AND —
Arc acknowledged to bo the
handsomest in the city. They
are selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
So a, Ya,rcL
Ala lie your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we are offering at the
marvelously low price of
35c a, Yard.,
Arc the talk of the town. If
you have not seen them yet, it
will pay you to call at once
and inspect them.
For lO ots.
We will sell you a beautiful
Ladies’ Union Linen Hem
stitched Handkerchief, which
is certainly 4he best value ever
offered in Thomasvillo.
For 5 cents
You can buy a nice colored
bordered handkerchief, plenty
good enough for the children
to lose at school.
We have an elegant all wool
Saxony wove Jersey at the as
tonishingly low figure of
Never before sold for less than
one dollar and fifty cents.
These are but a few of the
plums we have in stock for
our friends; and lots moro to
show, if you will just take the
trouble to come and look at
them. We intend to make
things lively this season, and
we have the goods and prices
to do it with.
We extend a cordial invita
tion to all to visit our establish
ment, whether you buy or not.
We are always glad to see you
and show you what we have.
132 BllOAD ST.
Small Cost of a Plant to Turn out Ten
Thousand Cans per Day.
It requires such small capital to put
in a first-class canning factory plant
that it is a wonder every Florida
town has not at least one in opera
tion. There are no two ways about
it, Tallahassee must have one. Some
of our active citizens are figuring on
the cost, and it has been given out
that they would put in a plant, but
why be so slow about it? Why not
go to work at once? Our largely in
creasing fruit and vegetable crops de
mand that we should have a canning
factory, and if our home oapital de
lays much longer outsiders will drop
in and grab the fowl that lays the
Just think of it, at a cost of less
than seventeen hundred dollars you
can put in a plant with a capacity of
ten thousand cans per day, including
the corn and pea canning outfit; leave
these out and you can put in a plant
for about one thousand dollars.
The Pensacola News is booming up
a canning factory for Pensacola, and
they wrote to Maj. Andrew Lewis, of
Roanoke, Va., to know what a plant
would cost. In reply he sent the fol
EXPENSE F01I (ANN I NT. IIOI'SE OfTFIT.
1 boiler $ lies
* 1 engine lob
9 1 corn cutter 250
* 1 closed top stenm process kettle 250
:i open top process kettles 100
0 crates for same 30
3 exhaust boxes for same 43
3 fire pots complete 18
G capping tools (Debow's patent) 18
1 oil tank 20
1 air pump 25
2 crane fixtures 30
1 vise 4
This will pack 10,000 cans per dav.
If you don’t wish to pack corn or
peas then you don’t want what is
marked * in the list. There will be
some expense for pipe, fitting, etc.
Fixtures for mnking cans, $250.
One can cutter can cut for 8 or 10
makers, and each man makes from
800 to 1,000 cans per day.
With these figures to go upon, the
Floridian would advise the establish
ment of canning factories throughout
Florida, and Tallahassee must not be
behind in the list.—Floridian, Talla
Respectfully referred to the fruit
growers of Thomas county. Let us
have n factory.
Public Spirit of the S. F. & W.
That the S. F. & W. railroad is a
true friend of Florida, and is not
standing in the way of cheap excur
sions, is fully proved by a circular
from the “Queen and Crescent Route”
under date of August 29.
This road has inaugurated a scries
of “Harvest Excursions” from Cincin
nati south, particularly to Jackson
ville and Florida, the rate to this city
being 821.20 for the round trip, good
for thirty days. These tickets will be
sold September 10 and 24 and Octo
The S. F. & W. road is a party to
this agreement, and over its line all
excursionists entering this state must
ass, and these cheap rates could not
ave been established but for the
cordial and hearty acquiscence. and
support of the S. F. & W. railroad
Why should not Thomasville, the
health resort of Georgia—the place
which has expended its hundreds of
thousands of dollars .in hotels and
boarding houses, be included ? Sure
ly the S. F. & W. ought to feel and
take some interest in a town which
has given them so much business.
Let Thomasville be put on the same
footing with other winter resorts. It
is all we ask. And wc have a right
to ask this much.
Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 9.—Tho
new business directory of Johnstown,
and the surrounding boroughs, con
tains the names of over five hundred
business and professional men. It
also shows that there are- now thirty-
six groceries and fifty-one saloons
open iu the place,
Politics in the Alliance.
There is a hue and cry being raised
to the effect that the Alliance is be
coming a political party iu Georgia.
The enemies of the Alliance assert
this, and ascribe other sinister motives
to the order. They do not need reply
ing to. Time will effectually shelve
them without the use of controversy.
We expect them to say things against
the Alliance. Let them rear! They
will not be able to knock a feather off
the Alliance. But we occasionally
meet a brother that thinks with the
outside world, i. e., the Alliance will
have a political end, therefore a death.
We wish to say to all such to “be not
afraid.” When a man—no matter
who—from Livingston and Northen,
who are gubernatorial aspirants, down
to the aspirants for the offico of con
stable, attempts to use the Alliance
to further his political aspirations,
he will hear something fall with a dull
thud. Of course we do not mean to
say that an allianceman should not
have the right to run for an office.
They have that right the same as any
other citizen, but they should not at
tempt to draw the Alliance into poli
tics. Remember the principles of the
order, brethren. This alone will pre
vent such n course.
Tho high aims of the Alliance is not
political degradation. Let the Alii
ance take care of its principles and
politics take care of itself. No alli-
anceman can he elected governor of
Georgia, who does not first secure the
democratic nomination.— Whigham
You are right, Bro. Wilson.
Dixie’s Race Problem.
Chicago, III., Sept.. 9.—Bishop
Newman, of Omaha, addressed the
Methodist ministers nt their meeting
in the Methodist church block on the
subject of the race problem in the
south and the work of tho Methodist
church in solving it. The speaker
told of his late trip through the coun
try, and gave several graphic illustra
tions of his experiences. Ignorance
and fanaticism were to lilanrn for
much of the ill-feeling, he said, but,
contrary to the general belief, the ig
noranco and fanaticism were as much
on one side ns the other.
WOIIK OK Till: COLLEGES.
The colleges for tho colored peo
ple were doing a wonderful amount
of good, and a prominent southern
statistician admitted that there were
now more illiterate people amongst
whites than among the colored people.
This wns largely due to the efforts of
the Methodist church in pushing edu
cation among the negroes. The speak
er said he called on the governor of
South Carolina and had a long talk
with him. Ho discovered for the
first time that the Methodists were
not working for social equality for the
negroes, but for full political recogni
THE NORTH WORSE OFF.
“Ho complained,” said Bishop
Newman, “of the terrible strain of the
conflict engendered by race prejudice.
I told him that he had a coinpara
tively easy problem. You of the
south, I said, have only your native-
born people to contend with, while
we in the north have all Europe. I
would rather a thousand times to be a
southerner and have the race problem
to grapple with than to be hero in
Chicago and the north, and bo con
fronted by these vast hordes of ignor
ant, uneducated foreigners, who are
swarming over here to takoposscssion.
I look forward to tho time, and I hope
it is not far distant, when we can
stand up and firmly say ‘No foreign
born citizen shall henceforth have a
place in tho legislative conduct of the
Bishop Newman’s remarks were
received with applause, but were not
The county fairs in Georgia have
begun. One of the striking features
of thoso fairs is the exhibit of patriot
ic Georgians who are willing to be
governor, United States senator, or
congressman. The entries in this
department arc open to the state.—
MR. AND MRS. BOWSER.
ItV MRS. ISOWSF.E.
“Mrs. Bowser, it is possible that
this house may take fire some time,”
observed Sir. Bowser as he laid aside
his paper the other evening.
“If it takes fire while I am home
all I expect of you is to take the child
and get out doors. I shall peril my
life to subdue the conflagration, and
it I find it cannot be done I shall save
all the valuables.”
“Perhaps I could help you.”
“And perhaps you couldn’t. You’d
do more damasre than good if you
tried to. I want you to remember
and get right out and stay out.”
“I have been told that I had great
presence of mind, Mr. Bowser.”
“Yes, and you may have been told
that you were the Empress of Russia.
Prcseuce of mind ! There isn’t a wo
man on earth wlio’d have presence of
mind enough iu case of a fire to save
iter own shoes! All I want of you is
to follow my directions.”
It was singular that the tost should
come so soon. In lighting the gas in
the;hall u pstairs Mr. Bowser must
have dropped tho match upon a rug
lying near. Wc were hardly in lied
before I smelled smoko, but when I
mentioned tho fact Mr. Bowser growl
“Nonsense! Tho cook probably
threw some eggshells into the range
when she was clearing up her supper
dishes. Your nose is always smelling
fire or burglars or sewer gas, ami it is
He wont to sleep and 1 continued
to sniff that odor. Ten minutes after
Mr. Bowser had uttered his first snore
a thick cloud of smoko poured into
our bedroom all of a sudden, and at
thejSama jftpmeut the. darkness was
lighted up by a flickering flame. Tho
house was certainly on fire, aud I
shook Mr. Bowser and informed him
of the fact.
“W—what is it ?” he gasped as lie
sat up in bed.
“The house is on fire! Can’t you
see the smoke and the blaze ?”
I wns out on the floor and dressing
when ho rolled out of bed, sprang to
the door and shouted at the top of his
“Murder! Police! Fire! We are
nil oil fire up here !”
“Well, slip on your clothes and see
if you can’t put it out. It must b ■ in
the back hall.”
“Fire! Fire! Fire!” lie yeded as
ho sought to pull on his pants. “Our
house is on fire ! We shall be burned
In spite of the peril of the situation
I bad to laugh at Mr. Bowser’s antics.
Ho first got the left leg in the right
leg of the pants. Then lie fell over
in getting out of them ; got up and
drew them on hind side before, and
he was sprawled out on the bed and
kicking them off when I was all dress
ed and ready to leave the room. 1
was determined to see where the fire
was bofore I took the baby and went
down stairs. Tho smoke was very
thick, but the tongue of tho flame
guided mo down the hall, and I found
the rug and base-board and a door
“Fire! Fire! Fire yelled Mr.
Bowser at this moment as ho dashed
into the hall.
“Come and help me put it out!” 1
called to him, but he was already on
his way down stairs to the telephone.
Covering my mouth and nose as
well as I could I made my way to the
lavatory. There was nothing but a
tumbler at hand, but after I had filled
it several times and dashed its con
tents along tho base I saw that I had
the best of the blaze. After opening
a window to let the smoke drive out I
brought some more water aud extin
guished tho last of tho fire. Mean
while I could not help hut hear Mr.
Bowser. Ho rushed to tho telephone
and rang it continuously for twenty
seconds, and then yelled:
“Hello, central! Hello, central!
Fire! Fire! Fire! My house is on
fire ! .Send up the police and three
engines right away!”
lie couldn’t wait for an answer,
but took three or four circuits around
the sitting room, made a dash into
the, parlor and out by the front fall,
all the time yelling “fire !” at the top
of his voice, and then it occurred to
him to-go to the fire-alarm box down
oil the corner. Out lie rushed, bare
footed and bare-headed, and after
trying for half a minute to pull the
box off the post he ran to the resi
dence where the key was kept. lire
shouts and yells had aroused every
body within half a mile, and the pos
sessor of tho key threw up his window
“Is that yon, Bowser ?”
“Yes, it’s me! My house is ou
“Sure? r didn’t see any light over
“It’s on fire from cellar to garret,
and T expect my wife and child have
perished in tho flames.”
“That’s awful! Here’s the key.”
Mr. Bowser not only turned in one
alarm, but lie kept on sending them
in until the first steamer arrived, and
the driver of it ordered him away
from the- box and called him a blank
fool. Five engines came rushing up,
and I hail got the smoko out of the hall
and was down stairs when a dozen
firemen dashed up the steps to fight
the conflagration. I showed them
up-stairs to investigate. Mr. Bowser
went with them. After they got
throiigl^iaughing they turned on Mr.
Bowser. They called him by 150
different titles, besides advising him
to go and sand-paper and soak his
head. They sneered at his excuses
and laughed at his explanation, and
ns they retired one of them remark
“It’s a good ‘ thing for you, old
bowlegs, that you have got a guardi
When they had gone aud wc were
left to ourselves Mr. Bowser looked
very important and observed :
“Well, I made mighty short work
of that blaze!”
“You! What did you do?” I
“What did 1 do? Mrs. Bowser,
do you iutcud to claim any credit for
cxtiuimishing that blaze ?’’
“I do. But for mo the house
would have gone. Mr. Bowser, you
were so rattled that you acted like a
“What! You put out the lire! I
rattled! Mrs. Bowser, tin’s is too
much. I see through the conspiracy.
On several occasions you have driven
me to the.limit. This is beyond the
limit. I shall see my lawyer in the
But when morning came he forgot
all about it. lie was too busy bring
ing the neighbors iu to show what a
narrow escape lie had, and how his
presence of mind saved the house.—
Detroit Free Press.
A Sketch of Dr. Tucker.
Atlanta, G.\.,Scpt. 9.—Dr. Tucker,
who fell from a second story window,
yesterday, died at 6 o’clock this morn
ing. lie was born in Warren county
in 1S19. He was the son of a wealthy
planter. lie was educated in Phila
delphia and ordained at I.aGrange in
1851. lie was a professor at the
Southern Female college at I.aGrange
for several years, and was afterwards
a member of the faculty, and later,
president of Mercer University. In
1S74 he was elected chancellor of the
Georgia University, a position he held
for four years. At the time of his
death, lie was editor and owner of the
Christian Index, with which he had
been connected for ten years. His
death is deeply lamented, as jhe was
generally beloved. lie was in easy
circumstances, having an estate worth
about 8100,000. He leaves a wife
and two grown children. His funeral
has been fixed for to-morrow afternoon.
The sermon will be delivered by Dr.
To the Front.
The City Shoe Store,
(Mitchell House Block.)
Has just opened ujx
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
full line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
Mitchell House Block.