VOL 1 -NO 105.
THOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, '880
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Oar New Prats
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
are selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns wc offer
Sc a Yai*(L
'Make your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we af.c offering at the
marvelously low price of .
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 cts.
We will sell you a beautiful
Ladies’ Union Linen Hem
stitched Handkerchief, which
is certainly the 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 arc but a few of the
plums we have in stock for
our friends; and lots more 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 arc always glad to see you
mid show vou what we have.
AN INTERESTING LETTER*
132 BROAD ST.
From Atlanta—Legislature Dots—Person
al Mention, Etc v Etc.
Times-Enterprisk : The atmos
phere in this bustling gate city,besides
being charged with the smoke from
scores of factories, and the din of pass
ing locomotives, has been full of rum
ors ot bloodshed and duels.
The Huff-Palterson affair has re
ceived more attention than even Snet
son or the Berner substitute, but the
excitement over it is fast dying out,
and in a lew days some other sensa
non will take its place. The reading
public knows quite as much about the
unfortunate affair as it cares to know;
it bad its origin in personal differences
growing out of a heated campaign in
Macon, two years ago, and the per
sistence with which the distinguished
gentlemen have insisted on fighting,
shows that the enmity between them
is deep and abiding. It is unfortunate
that two of our law-makers should
violate one of the plainest statutes on
our law books; and in addition to this
the Ircquency of dueling episodes is
calculated to cast odium on the good
name of our state.
The gentleman from Meriwether,
Mr. Snelson, has been, and is likely to
be, one of the features of the house.
He is afflicted with perhaps the worst
case of scribbling and talking mania
on record. He has introduced more
silly resolutions and wasted mote of
the time of the house than any dozen
men on its floor. He has succeeded
beyond the most sanguine expectations
in securing the enmity of all classes of
his brother members, and this enmity
has taken such a pronounced shape
that a great deal of valuable time has
been worse than wasted in calling for
the yeas and nays on trivial questions,
when he was out of his seat.
This will he understood when it, is
remembered that Mr. Snelson has
posed as the man that was always at
The Berner substitute to the Olive
bill will come up before the house to
day. It is bard to say what its fate
will be. Its object is to prevent the
consolidation of rival corporations into
monopolies, and the remedies proposed
are very harsh. The same measure,
in substance, was voted down in the
constitutional convention of 1877,
which convention was, without doubt,
very strongly opposed to the concen
tration of corporate power.
It is true that there has been phe
nomenal developments of the disposi
tion to merge the corporate bodies of
the country into one, since 1877, but
it is doubtful if these developments
call for the extreme measures proposed
by the Olive and Berner bills. The
danger in the premises is that the
popular dislike to corporations may
bring forth such legislation as will
prevent the completion of contemplat
ed roads without supplying a remedy
for the evils of the consolidation of
The money to build the railroads
that Georgia needs must come from
abroad, and in the face of legislation
that will unsettle the value of securi
ties already on the market, and others,
that must supply the means for build
ing needed roads, outside capital -will
hardly seek investment in our state.
The senate still has under consider
ation the state road lease bill.
This conservative body will likely
incorporate the substance of some
amendments voted down in the bouse
which restricted the bids for the lease
of the state property to other than
competing roads. The house todk
the position that to hamper the lease
act with any restrictions would have
the effect of reducing the revenue to
In this matter, as well as in the Ber
ner bill, the disposition to thrust at the
Richmond & Danville system is appa
rent, and it is to he feared that this
feeling will actuate legislation rather
than sound conservative judgment.
Georgia’s new capitol is an honor
to the state, and in one respect it
stands alone of all the public build
ings on the continent, as being the
only one that was built and furnished
for less than the original appropriation.
The grounds around it ought to be
improved and beautified; they present
a barren and unkempt appearance,
and the proportions of the capitol are
Atlanta is making great preparations
for the Piedmont exposition, which
opens here October 7th, and continu
ing for a month. A great deal of
work has been done on the grounds
and they will be in decidedly better
shape than they were two years ago.
It is surmised by some sanguine indi
viduals that the opening of the Pied
mont will bring the session of the
General Assembly to a close, since the
members will not be enabled to do
strict justice to both.
Our immediate representatives,
Messrs McIntyre and Alexander, have
taken a good stand in the house; they
are not numbered among the talking
members, but when it comes to work
ing and voting, they are the best on
Capt. Mansell is a model clerk, and
it would be hard to fill his place.
The Thomasville contingent’ that
has been visiting Atlanta during the
summer has scattered, in a measure.
Miss Cora Walker has gone to Mari
etta; others haVc gone home. Miss
Annie Scott is still the guest of her
uncle at Edgewood, a charming sub
urb or' the city.
It is to be hoped that Ihomasville
will vote for the park at the coming
election. It would be the mistake of
a life time to lose the beautiful grove
which has contributed so much to the
prosperity of the city. Public parks
have come to be recognized as an
important factor to the growth and
health of all cities, and they are espe
cially valuable to those unable to leave
the city for a breath of fresh air.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. »o.
Position of the Planets for Septem
GEORGIA’S GREAT FAIR.
.. 25 00
Will Open at Central City Park at Macon,
Macon Evening News.
Its success is now assured. The
entries already made for county and
ndividual displays of field crops, etc.,
will make a magnificent show of Geor
gia products. The following large
cash prizes are offered in this depart
To the county‘making the largest and
best display grown or produced by
residents of the county $1,200
To the county making the second
best display as above TOO
To the county making the third best
display as above 500
To the individual making the largest
and best display of products grown
or produced by him or her, under
his or her direction 350
To the individual making the second
best display as above 250
To the individual making the third
best display as above 150
To the individual making the fourth
best display ns above 100
Special premiums in addition to regular
Eor the best bushel of sweet potat
For the best bushel corn in the ea
For the best bushel of field peas...
For the best bushel of ground peas... 25 00
For the best 2 dozen stalks sugarcane 50 no
For the best scuppernong wine, not
less than 1 gallon 25 00
For the best grape wine, not less than
one gallon 25 00
For the best general exhibit of rice, in
all its various forms 50 00
All articles entered in an individual
display or for special premium can
also be included in the county display.
In addition to the above splendid pre
miums, others are offered lor every
variety of field and garden crops.
Every live, progressive farmer in the
state should make a display. Every
larmcr should help to advertise his
section by adding something to this
display. Over $4,000 in cash prizes
for agricultural exhibits!
The great advantage of advertising
the resources of the county will be
worth many times these handsome
Twelve cavalry troops have already
entered for the grand cavalry tilt,which
will take place on Thursday and Fri
day, Oct. 24th and 25th.
Second week races every day. Great
interest will be taken in purses offered
for Georgia raised trotters.
is evening star. He stands first on the
.September annals, for lie is not only
the brightest star in the evening sky,
but he is occulted by the moon under
conditions favorable for observation.
The occultation occurs 011 the 3d.
The immersion takes place at 9 h. 51
in. I’. M. Washington standard time.
The occultation continues 48 m. The
emersion takes place at 10 h. 39 m.
P. M. As the moon travels from
new to full, with her dark limb fore
most,, Jupiter will suddenly disappear
behind her dark limb, as if he were
blotted from the sky. Three of Ju
piter’s moons arc, on the evening of
the 3d, on the side toward the moon,
and, if observed through the tele
scope, they will he seen to disappear
one after the other before the moon
hides the planet. The time of the
occultation may vary as seen in New
York, on account of the moon’s
parallax; bat the difference will ho
slight. Jupiter sets on the 3d about
11 li. 30 111. P. M., so that lie will he
low in the southwest while the moon
hides him from sight. Jupiter is in
quadrature with the sun, being 90°
east of him on the 23d, at 7 h. A. M.
lie is then on the meridian about sun
set, Jupiter sets on the 1st at 1 I h.
37 m. I\ M. On the 30th lie sets at
Oh. 51 111. P. M. Ilis diameter on
the 1st is 39 7 .2, and he is in the con
is morning star. A remarkable con
junction of Saturn and Mars occurs
on the 20th, at 3 h. A. M. It is the
closest conjunction of the two planets
on astronomical records, Saturn being
at the time only 1' south of Mara, so
that to the naked eye the planets will
probably appear to coalesce. As the
conjunction occurs very near the time
when the planets rise, observers must
look for them as soon as Ilicy arc
above the horizon. They must lie
looked for in the northwest, where
the bright star Regulus, 4' west and
45' south of .Saturn, will be a guide
to point them out. There are two
difficulties in the observation of this
conjuction. The planets arc too far
from the earth and too near the hori
zon to he seen to advantage. The
diameter of Mars is 4", nearly invisi
ble to the naked eye. Saturn's diam
eter is 15".4, and lie may more easily
be found. An opera glass, or a small
telescope, will however bring them
both into the field. As Mars plunges
into the Saturnian system he nearly
occults one of the satellites, Japetus,
passing only 12" from ii, at 5 h. A.
Saturn is in conjunction with Ve
nus on tho 26th, at 3 h. 18 m., being
34' north. The conditions for obser
vation are more favorable. The
planets arc higher above horizon, are
easily visible, and Regains is in close
vicinity. The interval between them
is a little greater than the diameter of
Saturn rises on the 1st at I h. 13 m.
A. M. O11 the 30th rises at 2 h. 37
in. A. M. His diameter on the 1st
is 15",4, and he is in the constellation
O11*the 30th, he sets at 6 li. 15 m. P.
M. Ilis diameter on the 1st is 5".4,
and he is in the constellation Virgo.
is morning star. He is slowly making
his way toward us. His noteworthy
conjunction with Saturn has already
been referred to. Mars rises on the
1st at 3 h. 27 in. A. M. On the
30th, he rises at 3 h. 4 m. A. M. His
diameter on the 1st is 4".0, and he is
in the constellation Leo.
is evening star. He sets on the 1st
at S h. 1 111. I’. M. On the 30th, he
sets at 6 h. 10 m. P. 51. Ilis diame
ter on the 1st is 3".5, and lie is in the
is morning star, lie rises on the 1st
at 10 h. 10 m. P.M. On the 30th,
he rises at 8 Ii. 17 in. P. M. His
diameter on tlm 1st is 2".6, and he is
in the. constellation Taurus.
Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Neptune
arc morning stars at the close of the
month. Uranus, Mercury, and Jupi
ter are evening stars.—Scientific
THE CONDITION OF COTTON.
The September Report of the Agricultu
Washington, Sept. 11.—The cot-
ion report of the Agricultural De
partment tor September represented
the cotton crop as comparatively late.
A loo abundant moisture is generally
reported, producing rank weeds and
retarding the development of the
bolls. Rust is quite general on san
dy uplands. Gray soils of the Atlan
tic coast show the most rust. The
drought is only in the light pine lauds
of Mississippi and similar soils in
Louisiana and a considerable part of
Texas, In these districts there was
abundant moisture till June or July,
There arc considerable dropping of
young bolls in areas most affected by
the extremes of moisture and tempe
rature. The plants are still growing
and blooming, though in light soils
the bolls arc small and arc not devcl
oping rapidlye The general average
of condition is 86.6 against 89.3 for
last month, and 83.8 fur .September
of last year.
To the Front
is morning star. .She is still fair to
see as she makes her way nearer to
the sun, her luster growing dim as she
approaches the goal. Observers will
note how near together are the planets
Venus, Saturn, and Mars and the star
Regulus during the month. Venus
rises on the 1st at 2 h. !l in. A. M.
On the 30th, she rises at 3 h. 5 m. A.
M. Her diameter on the 1st is 15".2,
and she is in the constellation Cancer.
is evening star. He reaches his
greatest eastern elongation on the
20th at 6 h. 1’. M., being then 26°
19' cast of tho sun. Sharp sighted
observers may pick him up about the
20th, in the west after sunset, hut lie
is too far south of the sun to be seen
under favorable conditions. Mercu
ry sets on the 1st at 7 h. 10 111. 1’. M.
The caterpillar and boll worm is
reported in the G nit’ States and Ar
Preparations are general for vigo
rous use of Paris green and London
purple. The damage is slight east of
the Mississippi, and not generally
serious further west. Correspondents
recognize the largo value to the pres
ent crop of good autumn weather and
late killing frosts in determining the
aggregate of production.
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 line of gents’
toilet slippers and
full line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
LYNCHERS SWING A DESPERADO-
An Assault on a Women and Horse Steal
ing His Offences.
K ansas City, Mo., Sept., 10.—A
special to tho Times from Hiawatha,
Kan., says: “Dick Fisher, alias Diek
Rhodes, a negro who was wanted in
Doimphin county, Kansas, for rai>c
and horse stealing, was captured here
yesterday by sheriff Cushman and
turned over to Constable Sloane, who
started.to take him to White Cloud.
Word came from there to-day that a
determined mob of farmers attacked
the constable, took his prisoner from
him and hanged him.”
If this had occurred down South,
wouldn’t a big howl lie raised, up
Washington, Sept. 10.—Cadet
Charles Young, col., who tailed at
the examination last June was to
day appointed Second Lieutenant of
the Tenth Cavalry, having since
made up the deficiency. Young has
the distinction of being the only col
ored commission officer iu the army.