Which is the hand-
in years. Your kind
inspection is solic
H, Wold & Bro.,
Leaders of Styles and Low Prices.
109 & 111 BROAD ST
THE DAfLY TIMES-ENTERPRISE,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 188$.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
K. Thomas Jr's 1 126 Broad Street.
C. S. Bondurant Vountoor Observer
Weather Bulletin lor the 21 hours ending
at 7 o'clock I*. II., Kept. II, 1883.
2 p. m 03
7 p. m 81
Maximum for 24 hours 94
MinintuiA “ “ “ 03
Travel was lignt yesterday.
Capt. R. T. Smiley, of Atlanta, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. P. H. Evans, ot Kissimee, Fla.,
was at the Whiddon, yesterday.
Mr. G. Petersort, of the Ala., Mid
land R’y., was at the Stuart yesterday.
Mr. G. A. McIntosh, of Lurnville,
Fla., was among the guests of the
A post office key, with the initials,
M. M. D., lost on Broad St. Finder
will please leave it at this office.
Col. Chipley, of Pensacola, Fla.,
president of the P. & A. Ry., was in’
the city for a short time, yesterday.
There will be a match game ot ball
between the local colored nine and a
visiting team to-morrow afternoon.
Mrs. G. M. 1). Riley and children,
of Savannah, are spending some time
with Mr. Win. Campbell and family.
See notice of four barrels ot pare
honey—made from woodland flowers,
for sale by M. F. Prevntt, at 80 cents
A greal storm swept the Atlantic
coast, yesterday, accompanied by a
tidal wave . Much damage was done
to the principal seaside resorts.
Mr. Clifton, proprietor of the car
riage repository, on Madison street, is
having a sidewalk put down and a
shed erected over the front of his store.
Mrs. M. A. Williams and Mr. Wni
Barwick were married, in the lower
portion of the county, on Sunday.
They were united by the Rev. N. B.
Judge Maxwell, of the supreme
court of Florida, passed through the
city yesterday cn route to Tallahassee.
He is one of Florida’s most promi
Messrs. Pittman Baker it Co., have
finished their cross-tie contract for
the Ala., Midland Ry, and have broke
camp. They got out nearly one
hundred and fifty thousand cross-lies,
Mrs. W. II. Humphries, wife of
Hon. W. II. Humphries, of Brooks
county and son are in the city, visit
ing Mrs. Humphries parcuts, Rev.
aud Mrs. N. 15. Ousley, on Broad
The Misses Barnes, who have been
spending several mortlhs in the north,
visiting Chicago and other points, re
turned yesterday. Miss Barnes will
open the kindergarten school on the
16th inst., under very favorable aus
pices, and with some marked improve
ments in the curriculum.
CURTRIGrHT & 13 A.NIEL
Are now receiving a large and elegant assortment of the celebrated
Zeigler and Reed’s fine Ladies Shoes.
J. S. Turner’s, Stacy Adams’ and Bannister's Men Shoes.
Boys’ and Misses’ School Shoes a Specialty.
Sign of tlAe Big 1 Boot.
For Carrying a Pistol.
Sheriff Hurst went down to the
“Lintondale” place and arrested Ben.
Bailey, colored, for carrying concealed
weapons. “Willyum” had refused to
be arrested by a bailiff, but when the
Sheriff made a formal call for him, at a
o’clock in the morning, he quietly sub
mitted to arrest.
He can hear a stray bird sing, now
and tli^n, through the bars.
Pistol toting,” he will find, is an ex
pensive luxury, against he is ground
out of the legal hopper.
The Title Fixed,
Upon investigation it was found
yesterday that the title to the vacant
lot between the two cemeteries, is in
the town. The county commissioners
will meet this morning. They will
have to buy this, or some other lot,
The fact that the lot was deeded to
the town for cemetery purposes, raises
a question whether the property could
be legally diverted to other uses. The
commissioners should, in any event,
act promptly. Much valuable time,
has, already, been wasted—if the jail
is to be built this winter. And every
one agrees that it should be. We
hope thoy will secure the best lot pos
sible, and let the contractor go to
Mayor Hopkins’ Communication.
AVe give space to the communica
tion elsewhere of Mayor Hopkins.
In our article on the action of coun
cil, in ordering the vacant lot under
discussion fenced in, ,there was no
intention to do injustice fo the coun
cil. AVe thought then, and think
still, that they made a mistake.
Instead they should have pursued the
course which was adopted yesterday—
looked up the titles. That would
have settled it. AA r e are not, nor
have we ever been, the self consti
tilted champion of the hoard of coun
ty commissioners, or of any other
body. Their acts, as well as the acts
of the city council, are subject to le
gitimate criticism. An impartial
journalist should he as fcady to criti
cise, in a proper manner, as to com
mend. AVe submit that our remarks
were within the rule, and couched in
a spirit of conciliation, urging, all
through, that the matter be settled
by reference to titles aud ownership,
instead of the course pursued by the
council. AA r e trust we will not be
denied the right to express our
opinions on the action of council,
or any other body legislating for town
or county—or both. AA r e have never
advocated any course which we did
not honestly believe to lie the best for
town and county. Our record is be
fore tlic people. Upon it we stand
or fall. It has never been our pur
pose or aim to go beyond legitimate
journalism, iu the discussion of sub
jects affecting the interest of town and
county. AVe believe the people will
bear us out in this assertion. In this
particular instance, we simply ad
vised the council to settle the ques
tion of ownership, by investigating
titles, instead of fencing in the lot.
Mayor Hopkins is puzzled to know
why we have advocated the location
under discussion. He might ask
scores of others the question, why
they favored that lot. He can find
them on the streets every day. The
gentleman places us in a position,
at least by inference, which
wc have never occupied: that
of seeking office. This bit ol sarcasm,
as well as his allusion to thfi possibili
ty of our change of hoarding house,
will fall lint. AVe have tried to serve
the people of Thomasvillc and Thomas
county, in our humble capacity, to
the best of our ability. Nothing
which would bring prosperity to the
people among whom our lot has been
cast, hns ever failed to receive our
earnest support. AVe have done the
best we could for Thomasvillc, hut
wo have never asked for otliec—nor
shall wc ever do so.
On Tuesday evening last, at the
residence of her mother Airs. AV. 10.
Smith, in Thomasvillc. Fannie A’iola
Humphries, aged 15 years. She was
buried yesterday afternoon at the old
cemetery. The mother has the sym
pathy of all in the loss of her littze
Ten And A Quarter Cents For Cotton.
Cotton buyers put on the war paint,
yesterday. Cotton sold right along
for spot cash, at from ten to ten and a
quarter cents. Thomasvillc buyers
will not be overbid. Farmers can
depend on getting as much here for
cotton, as they can get anywhere.
They are in the market, in to stay, and
heeled away back. Keep your eye
on the Thomasville cotton market.
The 70th monthly meeting of the
Thomasviile Building and Loan Asso
ciation, will be held at the office of
^Jpdge II. AV. Hopkins, to-night, Sept.
^2, at 7:20 p. in. Members in arrears
will please come prepared to pay all
dues. According to a provision in the
constitution, suit will be ordered
brought at this meeting, against all de
linquents. C. H- Williams,
The monthly term of county court
was in session yesterday. Several
cases were disposed of.
Fishing at the river, just now, is re
Defends the Council.
You have usually been considered
fair in presenting all sides of a question.
No doubt you think you have been in
this. You will allow the writer that
freedom of judgment and opinion
claimed and expressed by yourself,
when he asserts that in this case you
have not been fair in presenting the
facts to your readers. You have,
without intending it, added ‘‘fuel to
the,flame” which you say unfortunate
ly burns between county and town.
AA’liat are the facts? For “time out
of mind,” the city hns claimed aud ex
ercised acts of ownership over the lot
in dispute. No claim lias ever been
made by the county of title to it, until
the attention of the county commis
sioners was recently called to it,by your
paper. The commissioners have never
consulted the town authorities about
it, though they knew the town claimed
it. The city appointed a committee
to negotiate with the commissioners.
They went before that bodvof “clear
headed business men, looking to the
best interest of the people of Thomas
county,” who absolutely failed to no
tice their proposition, so far as their
minutes or official action shows, but
“resolved to build the new jail on the
county’s lot,” naming the lot claimed
by the town, and known as the ceme
Now, who acted “hastily?” You
condemn the council for being hasty
in protecting the public property of
the town. This lot, that they had
reason to believe belonged to the city,
was about to lie taken possession of by
the county commissioners, without
even condescending to notice in their
minutes the fact that the city, through
its committee, claimed the property.
Now, who was hasty? These “clear
headed” men, who, after “weeks of
mature deliberation,” proceeded, in
defiance of the claim of six thousand
of the inhabitants of the county, resid
ing within the corporate limits of
Thomasvillc (for I believe I can
prove that Thomasvillc is in Thomas
county), who pay nearly two thirds of
the taxes of the county, to take this
lot for county purposes. 'AVliat alter
native was left to the council? Wa
it hasty to say to these “clear-headed”
gentlemen: “You shall not go into
possession of this property until you
show a right to do so?” Who's busi
ness was it to hunt up titles? The
town was in possession; was it not the
lu% - of these “clear-headed" n>m-
irtitsioiicrs? AVas it wisdom to put
tile county jail, at a cost of eleven
thousand dollars, upon a lot the title
to which was in dispute?
I do not intend this as an attack
upon the commissioners. I believe,
when they know what is right, tlu-y
will do it; but it is intended as a re
ply to this self-constituted champion
and adviser in this matter, the editor
of the Timfs-En i kbi'iusi:.
This lot was deeded to the (own of
Thomasville, by the county, on the
22nd day of February, 1 S 5K, which
deed was witnessed by A. T. McIntyre,
and Aug. II. Ilansoll, Notary Public,
and is recorded in book II., page n.Ti.
Don't you know, if the commissioners,
after "weeks of investigation and ma
ture deliberation," had read this deed,
they would not have resolved to build
the jail upon this lot. If you had
known of it, would you have advised
such action? Then, answer the ques
tion, who was hasty? The council, in
protecting the property of the town
from unlawful seizure, or the commis
sioners, sitting in the next room to
that, in which was a deed on record,
giving the title of this lot to the town,
and resolving to take it?
You will not “voice the sentiment
of ninety-uine out of every one hun
dred,” if you insist that the council did
It is a puzzle to many why you -0
persistently insist upon this location.
AVill you be a candidate for sheriff ?
or do you anticipate iu the future a
chauge of your boarding house? As
a citizen of the county and city, I am
opposed to the location. It is in the
immediate neighborhood of two of
the cemeteries of the city. It is too
remote from the court house, being at
least half a mile away.
And now, Mr. Editor, in behalf of
those whose mothers, fathers, sisters
and brothers sleep in this sacred ground,
those old pioneers of the city whose
bright example illuminates the paths
of those who have come after them;
in behalf of those who daily visit
their resting places to pay tribute to
their memories, T ask you, I ask the
“committee on location,” if you or
they would like to have a prison wall
erected almost over the graves of
vein- departed loved once.
II. \\ r . Hopkins.
Statement of the Financial Cortdition of
the Town of Thomasville.
Editor Timf.s-Enteri’risk: In re
sponse lo the courteous request of the
article signed “Fletchervillc,” in a late
issue of your paper, we submit the
statement as request by him.
Boa.!-' -Ini- in 1017 $13 000
Tlnmasvillc Xut. Hank $ 7 000
S. II. liabcock - I 000
.1. W. Mnsurv 3 000
Hank of Tlioniasvillc 2 000
Mrs. S. o. \\\ Iiciil I 000
Dr. .1. II. IUi.1 ::«;o
or t 500
A. I\ Wright,
Ch’mn. Finance Com.
S. L. Haves.
Thomasvillc, Sept, io, 1889.
In compliance with a request from
a correspondent, asking for a full
statement of tho financial condition
of the town, we publish, above, the
statement asked for. It has been
carefully made by two of the leading
members of the Finance Committee,
Messrs. A. 1’. AVright and S. L.
Hayes. It is a full, fair and frank
exhibit of the exact condition of the
finances of the town. And, just here
wc say to all parties interested, tJiat
tlie boolis of the city treasurer, Mr.
•Lnnes F. Evans, are open for inspec
tion. The figures and statement made
can lie readily verified by the treas
It will be noticed that the water
works bonds are not due until l!)17.
By that time, willi a reasonable
growth of the town, the sum will ho
compartaively insignificant. It will
lie observed, also, that the entire
indebtedness is 817,785. There are
business men who carry this much in
debtedness in Thomasville. And
they carry it successfully, and to
their own profit. Surely a great and
growing corporation can carry as
much indebtedness as an individual.
It should, also, he noted that with the
estimated income, lor the ensuing
year, a large amount of this indebt
edness will In; wiped out.
The gentlemen have been, even
over cautious, in estimating the re
sources. City hall rent, and the reas
onable increase from other sources,
have not been included. The esti
mates are based on last years’ re
ceipts, when it amounts to a certainty,
that with the continued, even mode
rate growth of the town, these re
sources will naturally increase. But
the gentlemen have seen proper to
under, rather than over estimate the
resources' The report shows a re
markably healthy condition of the
town's finances, notwithstanding the
heavy expenditures made within the
last three or four years, for water,
lights, sewerage, and other necessary
The conclusion is plain, from the
exhibit made, that the town can
easily, without detriment to other
improvements, carry the nceccssary
additional interest and sinking fund
account, it the park bonds are voted.
\\ r e arc glad that the request for
tatciuent was made, for its
and our line ol
Call and get
dtiction is the strongest argument yet
made as to the ability of the town to
purchase the park.
Prices before buy
Cost Prices, and we
Clothiers and Furnishers,
103 Broad St., Thomasville, O&