VOL 1-NO 107.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, '88!)
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Oar New Frills
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
arc selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns wc offer
8c a Yarcl.
Make your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we arc offering at the
marvelously low price of
25o a, Yard,
Arc the talk of the town. If
you haVe not seen them yet, it
THE STOCK BREEDERS
FIX THE DATE OF THE FAIR.
FRIDAY, THE 15th OF NOVEMBER.
The Premium List as Adopted.
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.
Wc 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 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
and show vou what we have.
132 BROAD ST.
The Thomas County Stock Breeders
met at Judge Mitchell's office at 10
a. m. to day, to fix the time for hold
ing the annual fair, and to adopt a
Friday, the loth of November, was
agreed upon as the date for the exhi
bition, and the following premium
DEP VRTMKXT A—HORSES—STANDARD,
REGISTERED AND THOROrGIIBREn.
Cl. ASS 1.
Host stnllion three years and over.
“ horse colt 2 “ and under 2.
•* “ “ l “ and under 2.
“ “ •* under one.
“ marc “ 3 and over.
“ “ t “ 2 and under 3.
“ “ “ 1 and under 2.
“ “ “ under 1.
“ gelding 3 years and over.
Before an entry can he made in the above
class the Secretary must he furnished with
authorized ptoof of the elegihility of the ani
mal, which proof shall he, by the Secretary,
in case of doubt, referred to the hoard of di
For all horses not included in class 1,
Best stallion 3 years and over.
“ horse colt 2 and under 3.
“ “ 1 and under 2.
“ u “ under 1
. “ mare 3 and over.
“ “ “ 2 and nndcr 3.
*• 4t “ 1 and under 2.
“ il under 1.
“ welding over 3.
Open to all classes.
Best single harness horse.
“ saddle horse.
“ pair matched horses owned and used- ns
Best mule over 3 years old, Georgia or Flori
Best colt G«. or Fla. raised, 3 and under 3.
“ “ “ “ “ *• 1 and under 2.
“ *• “ u “ “ under 1
X. B.—In the nbore class there is no di
Best bull calf under 1 year old.
Best heifer calf under 1 year old*
Class 2—FXREGISTERED OR GRADE
Best e ow.
Best heifer calf under l year old.
Best heifer calf under 1 year old.
Best hull calf under 1 year old.
Class 4.—COMMON STOCK
Best milk cow.
Entries to Department B, Class 1, must be
made subject to the following rules: The
first two entries must4)c registered animals
and a certificate of registration must he
hibited to the Secretary before entry is re
ceived. The second two to he either regis
tered or the offspring of registered sires and
dams, the certificate of registration in either
•asc to he similarly exhibited
The premium offered for each of
the foregoing entries is three dollars.
Messrs, J. S. Montgomery, W. R.
McIntyre, N. II. Spongier, A. Q.
Moody, L. A. Varncdoc, and the
President nnd Secretary, were ap
pointed a committee to superintend
The funds in the treasury bein
sufficient to meet the premiums of
fered, Mr. J. S. Montgomery was ap
pointed a committc of one to golicit
subscriptions for this purpose.
H. W. Horr.i.NS,
'J. T. Chastain,
Sept. 14th, 1S89.
The Brunswick Times prints a
good story which illustrates the value
of subscribing for your home paper.
A gentleman ofthat city, after much
persuasion, subscribed for the Times
for one month, paying 50c. The
very next day he saw an advertise
ment of the proposed Sale of certain
real estate. He purchased the land
and sold it again the following day.
Profit, $200; and all for 50c.
Plans have been submitted in At
lanta for the Confederate home. To
erect a building according to them will
Views of a Leading Cotton Firm on the
The following circluar has just been
issued by Hopkins, Dwight & Co., of
New York, one of the most extensive
and reliable cotton firms in the United
States. Their facilities and Rources
of information arc the best. Their
resume of the situation and the mar
ket is exhaustive. Much valuable in
formation for the planter will be found
in it: They say:
Our spot market continues dull but
steady, and middling cotton remains
at llg cents, a decline in quotations of
Jc. since, the last of August. This
price is nominal, ns there has been no
good grade cotton for sale for some
time, and spinners have been obliged
to take the best grade they could get,
nnd not what they wanted
There 1ms been but little new cot
ton shipped here, and it has been of
good quality and staple, and has add
readily at quotations. Wc could at
present dispose of considerable new
cotton at full prices, if we had it for
sale, but it is hard to tell how long
this will last, but the price of con
tracts nnd middling must come nearer
together as the month advances.
In the contract market there lias
been a gradual improvement in the
near positions, due to the rapid reduc
tion in our stock and the fear that
there will be very little cotton here to
protect the short interest. Liverpool
has advanced to such figures as to nb
sorb a goodly portion of our stock, and
all the early receipts of now- cotton,
until freight to Liverpool advanced
from 3-lGd to Ad for September, and
our stock was reduced to 22,000
bales. Since this month began our
stock has been still further depleted
by the urgent demands of spinners,
and is now but 13,000 bales. Of this
very small stock there will not prob
ably be left over 0,000 bales on the
18th inst., unless it is replenished by
new cotton. This stoek is dangerous-
fc the short interest
and restore "the parity between our
market and the South. The high
prices that have prevailed for good
cotton in this country have tcuded to
make our spinners reduce their stocks
to a low point, while the good trade in
Europe and corner in Liverpool has
also reduced the stocks of their mills,
and we are therefore likely to see a
greedy demand for the next two
months, in order to start the mills.
The question of the ultimate size of
the crop will -have little cflect upon
the price so long as it. is favorable, for
the mills want the cotton nnd must
have it right away, no matter what
the prospect is for crop or prices.
The South has been selling Novem
ber, December and January steadily
for some time, and wc do not recall as
good crop prospects at this time since
1882. The bureau report to-day was
therefore quite a surprise, nnd caused
an improvement in the market. The
large decline in condition of Texas
from 91 last month to 81 this month,
seems particularly wrong..
With a very bullish feeling pervad
ing nil branches of trade in Great
Britian, and a fair margin of profit
between contract prices and the Fall
months, and with our spinners with a
small supply of cotton, and trade im
proving on account of the large crop
throughout this country, it is quite
possible that the .South may lie able to
market a goodly portion of this crop
at good profitable figures.
Wc must not forget that at this sea
son it is not what the crop actually is
that influences prices, but what people
think it is. There is a tendency this
year to discredit large crop figures,
owing to the mistake of last year.
The South certainly has a bright
prospect before it, having secured an
enormous crop of com, and a prospect,
if weather is favorable, for saving
aud picking the largest cotton crop on
record, for which eager buyers are
Hopkins, Dwight A Co.
New York, Sept. 10, 188G.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS.
How to Make Tallahassee an Attractive
The first fall month is here. Soon
the tide of northern tourist travel will
be turned in this direction. They are
coming this season in larger numbers
than ever before. It is our duly to
prepare for their entertainment.
What shall we do? Northern people
come to Florida, not alone in search
of health, but they come for pleasure
and recreation. They come to see our
beautiful flowers, our choice fruits,
prcducts of various kinds, common
enough to us, hut curiosities to them.
They want to carry back some little
Florida souvenir to show to their
friends. And right here is where wc
have heretofore been negligent. Wo
should have a Florida curiosity store,
or our local jewelers and merchants
should fit up special Florida curiosity
departments. 8ucli a department
would be profitable and it would help
to make Tallahassee a popular resoit.
Perhaps our merchants will ask: “what
shall we keep in the way of Florida
curiosities?” To this imaginary query
we will say, all kinds of little Florida
curiosities. Fish scale jewelry, alliga
tor teeth, sea beans, canes made of
Florida woods, young alligators, pal
metto hats, hanging baskets made of
dishrag squashes, sea shells, jewelry
made of soap berries, chinquapin
necklaces, little bales of Florida cotton,
wrapped with satin bageing and with
silver wire tics, Little bales of Flori
da moss, pieces ot Florida hardwoods,
highly polished, photographic views of
Florida scenes, Florida dried grasses
and ferns, birds’ eggs, mounted birds
and animals, and a thousand and one
other little things that arc not appre
ciated by us, but would be just the
kind, of souvenirs our northern friends
would want to carry home. And cacli
individual article would be a standing
Florida advertisement. One reason
why Jacksonville and St. Augustine
are so popular as resorts is because
they cater to the wants of their north
ern friends and have Florida museums
and Florida curiosity stores for their
amusement, and where they can ob
tain little presents to send or carry to
their friends. Tallahassee must move
forward. Our northern friends come
here for amusement and it is our duty
to amuse them.
Another thing; the way to make a
city attractive is to make it pretty.
We have uulimited natural beauties,
and that is why so many northern pco
pie come here. Hut they want to see
something new and novel, some im
provement, some sign ot progress
every time they come. Wc mint be
continually adding new and choice
flowers to our large collection. We
must set out choice and peculiar fruit
trees. Wc must use plenty of paint
and whitewash. We must make our
homes look fresh and attractive. The
humblest cottage in Tallahas ce can
he made sweet and home like by tin-
addition of trailing vines, a few choice ■
flowers and a rich green lawn in front, j
We arc proud to say that ti
Can wc not afford a litte extra labor to
add to their pleasure? When a stran
ger arrives in Tallahassee, hunt him
up, introduce yourself. He is a stran
ger and you should not wait for a for
mal introduction. Make his visit here
pleasant. Show him all the attractive
features in and around our lovely little
city. If he wants to invest in some of
our fertile lands, give him the advan
tage id your experience and help him
to select a desirable location. Intro
duce him to your friends. Let him feel
the southern hospitality for which we
arc noted. If you own a piece of land
that lie wants sell it to him at a rea
sonable figure. Show him that he is
welcome; that we hail him as a broth
er, lie his political laith what it may.
This is the way to build up a town, and
this is the way that citizens of Talla
hassee should entertain their guests.
Try it this winter and then watch the
Tallahassee residences are thus adorn
ed. Many ot the homes of our hum
Uicrc, ls a tcndcucy this ble colored laborers are more cosy,
Gordon and Longstrcet.
Yesterday while I was in the capi-
to!, Gov.Gordon came in. In iiis usu
al inimitable style he began greeting
friends. In the midst of it all another
form came in view; the hair was white,
the right arm trembling with age and
“Why, General,” said Gordon, “I
am glad to see you.”
“And I,” replied the other, “am glad
to see you.”
Gordon and I.ongstrect!
't hey were standing hand clasped
Leo’s old war horse and Stonewall
Jackson's worthy successor standing
heart to heart; the old first and second
corps once more side by side.
No politics there.
No democracy, no republicanism;
only two soldiers.
Their voices sounded less distinct
than usual—like the soft murmur of
summer seas. Tears, too, clouded
Other eyes, too, grew dim, for those
two represented, in the most tragic
hour, the Wilderness and Lee’s army,
hick again came the scene. The
glit of May s, 1864, had passed, and
from darkling woo 1 came the sharp
crack of the skirmisher’s rifle, groans,
dying prayers. Each army waited for
tlio morrow. Longstrcet, at Gordons-
ville, twenty miles away; Hill hard
pressed; Ewell only holding his own;
40,000 grays, 100,000 blues; I.ong-
slrect not yet up.
“What of the morrow?”
At early light the blues advance,:
Hill's tioops now contest every inch
“Oh, for I.ongstrcel!” goes up from
every soldier’s heart.
"Hill is being driven!” is the cry.
Ewell and Gordon are' barely hold
ing their own; brave men’s hearts
throb faster; the day is lost!
Ihil afar from the west there comes
a sound borne upon the wind that
echoes Hack the boom of cannon, the
clash of musketry.
Wluit sound is that?
Il is no “sound oI revelry,” but I.ce’:
most of | old war horse with his 10,000 bathed
To the Front
AS ALWAYS, •
IS THE LEI,
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
There is an aged lady, living with
in three miles of Athens, who lias
never seen a railroad train.
An English company has been
formedto builda tower that will eclipse
the Eiffel tower as far as that struc
ture eclipses ordinary towers. It will
be built in London, will cover six
acres ot ground at its base, will cost
$1,000,000, and will be 2,000 feet
fresh, attractive and homelike than
those occupied by opulent people in
crowded cities. Northern visitors no
tice these little things, and when they
get: here they feel rested. They feel
that it is indeed a delightful place to
spend the winter in. There are a few
houses in Tallahassee that have the
appearance of being neglected. They
need a touch of whitewash. They
need a lew flowers, a few vines, a few
shrubs scattered around to make them
look homelike. And an hair or two
ot labor each afternoon for a week or
so would make them blossom into
beauty. Let us, one and all, work to
make Tallahasse beautiful and attract
ive, even on the back streets Think
in the Mood of a score of battles, tried
and true, “with tattered uniforms, but
bright muskets,” cheered on and on
by those magic words: “Close up !
Close up ! they are driving Hill!”
Down the line of Ilill and Ewell’s
troops is heard tile cry: “Pass the
word along that Longstrcet is here!”
From the tangled depths of the Wil
derness a mighty shout goes up, even
the wounded feebly answering back:
• Longstrcet is here !”
Grand old first army corps; brave
old Longstrcet, we may differ in poli
tics, but Second Manassas is yours,the
Wilderness is yours, and amidst the
gathering gloom of life’s fading years,
we dare deal you justice! —D. E. J., in
An Atlanta man has acknowledged
avanimh that the DeSoto hotel is
of the thousands of dollars that have j bigger than the Kimball.'
been invested here by northern visit
ors wlro came here only to spend a day
or two. Think of how their capital is
helping to develop our resources.
M iry had a little lamb,
It didn’t even kick, sir,
When butchered in the slaughter-pen
For Brown-Seiptard elixir.
IMitdiell House Block 1