Which is the hand
somest we have had
in years. Your kind
inspection is solic
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109 & 111 BROAD ST
THE DAILY TIMES-EttTERPBISE.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1889.
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
R. Tlioraas Jr's-126 Broad Sired.
O. S. Bondurant Vounteer Observer
Weather Bulletin for the 24 hours ending
at 7 o'clock P. M., Sept. 18, 1889.
7 a. 73
2 p. 00
7 p. m To
Maximum for 24 hours 8G
Minimum “ “ “ 70
Vote early to-moirow—but not of
The electric lights are winning their
. The weather signal indicates cooler
There is an active demand for cot
Sheriff Hurst is suffering from a
Mr. D. I^. Bird, of Monticello, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. W. A. Cobb, of Columbus, was
at the Stuart yesterday.
Frank Bond, of Oakland, Fla., was at
the Whiddon, yesterday.
Look in Lohnstein’s corner window
at the hosiery display.
Contractor Gunn was called up
Albany, on business yesterday.
Watt & Bros, store is being thor
oughly repainted on the inside. _
Mr. Geo. W. Byington, ot Atlanta
is spending a few days in the city
Frank Smith, of Smith Bros, Savau
uah, was in the city yesterday.
Mr C. C. Loyd, of Sumner, < Ja.
was at the Whiddon yesterdry.
Have you noticed the handsomely
dressed windows of the Messrs. Stey
The enclosure around the city ball
square has been repaired and neatly
Mr. Louie Bouchelle who hn9 been
teaching school at Blackshear, has re
Mr. C. B. Townsend, who has been
spending a couple of days at home
is off again.
Mr. J. It. Slater, a [frominent
young lawyer of Valdosta, was in the
Mr. S. B. VanDyke, of Waycross,
father of Mr. Frank VanDyke of this
place, is visiting him.
Judge B. B. Bower, of Bainbridge,
wan in the city yesterday en route
home from Athens.
CURTRIGHT & X> 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 tlie Bier Boot.
Messrs. Gribben & Leverick are
making rapid advancement, on the
Attention is called to the adver
tisement of Mr. Geo. Fearn, who is
offering lots for sale on most favorable
Mr. Sims, representing the Savan
nah Morning News, was in the city
yesterday, looking alter the interest of
Mr. Wm. Moore, who has been in
Madison, Fla., some time, engaged oil
building a contract there, has returned
A number of Thomnsville waiters
who have been engaged at Northern
resort hotels this summer, returned
Miss Mary H. Dickey, daughter of
Mr. John E. Dickey, who _ has heeu
visiting relatives in Louisiana, has
Mr. Wilder Bostick, who has been
off for a few weeks at his home in
Blakely, and other places, returned
Mr. Neal Berry, formerly a pro
fessor in the South Georgia College,
returned yesterday. His many friends
here will be glad to see him back.
It is a goodly and 'thrifty sight
to see four large mules, attached to
a plantation wagon, pass down the
street with its load of cotton bales.
In the county court yesterday,
Judge Mitchell presiding, Will Baily
was found guilty of carrying concealed
weapons, and sentenced to pay a fine
of $24, including cost.
Rube Coleman was tried and con
victed of assault and battery, and fin
ed $10 and cost.
Our correspondent, using the above
nom de plume, speaks lightly, if not
slightly, of a “few acres of pine trees.”
The pine trees, in and around Thom
asville, have been—and still are—her
most powerful magnets. The medi
cal profession ate on record, in this
country,and in Europe, as to the heal
ing qualities of soft southern breezes,
when blown through forests of pines,
catching and bearing on their wings,
as they do, the rich aroma of these
pines, they bring back the flush of
health to wasted cheeks, and kindle
the eye again with hope. As an illus
tration of the value placed on conven
ient pine trees to any health resort,
we may mention n fact. It is now
conceded that the cutting down of the
pine trees in the vicinity of Aikch, S.
C., which was recently done, was a
great mistake. The removal of these
pine trees have lost Aiken mnny of
her visitors, and removed one of her
principal attractions for northern visi
tors. Thomasvillc may well learn a
lesson from the above. O, no, Mr.
“Pine Tree,” a "few acres of pine
trees,” in the heart of the city, are
worth much to Thomasvillc. And
the town will see that they are pro
tccted and preserved, by ^purchasing
We cordially endorse our corrc3
poudeut’s views on the importance of
the town giving every possible aid and
encouragement to a competing line of
railway. He is wrong on the park,
hut right on the railroad. It is a
pretty fair average, nowadays, for a
man to be half right. Some of us,
perhaps, do not come up to that
At a quarter to- nine o’clock last
night an alarm of fire was sounded.
It proved to be the property of Mr.
S. T. Philpot, on Magnolia street. -The
building was occupied by Mr. Dodson,
manager of the gas works. Mr. Dod
son and family had retired. When
aroused by parties who discovered the
fire, the entire rear of the building was
in flames. The family barely escaped,
saving nothing except the furniture
from one room, and it was badly dam
aged Several outhouses and all the
surrounding fences were consumed.
The adjoining residence of Dr.
Jenkins took fire, but was extinguish
ed by the members of the fire depart
ment. They used buckets, as the en
gines wore not carried out, there
being no cisterns in that locality
Mr. Philpot had $1,000 insurance on
building, and Mr. Dodson 8!>00 on
Gin Houso and Thirtoen Bales of Cotton
Yesterday morning about 4 o’clock,
fire destroyed the gin house of Mr,
Jim White, who lives about 14 miles
from town, and just across the Flori
da line in Jefierson county, on what is
known as the new Monticello road.
Thirteen bales of cotton were stored
in the house at the time, besides a lot
of cotton seed bought for the oil mill
here. Five of the bales of cotton be
longed to Mr. E. L. Neel and four to
Mr. John I. Parker. The balance,
bales, belonged to Florida owners.
There was no insurance either on gin
house or contents.
Didn’t Know Where Thomasville Was.
Mrs. S. H. Vickers, of Shreveport,
Louisiana, a sister of Mrs. Jno. E.
Dickey, is visiting the latter at her
home in the lower end of this county.
Twenty-nine years ago, Mrs. Vickers,
then a bride, left Thomasville for the
trans Mississippi, and has never been
here since. She is , of course, very
much pleased, as well as surprised, at
the growth of Thomasville. We
boast of the fact that Thomasville is
ouc of the best «dvertised towns in
the South, yet an incident occurred
in New Orleans while Mrs. Vickers
was cn route to Thomasville, which is
calculated (0 impress one with the
fact that everybody does not know
where Thomasville is. Stepping into
a railroad ticket office, Mrs. Vickers
inquired for a ticket to Thomasville.
Judge of hei surprise when the ticket
agent told her that he knew of no
such a place. She visited two other
ticket offices with the same result.
Each one of these well posted(?)ticket
agents declared if there was such a
place as Thomasvillc they knew noth
ing of it. Finally the lady succeeded
in securing a ticket to Georgia’s well
known health resort. New Orleans
is not well posted on locations of
towns and health resorts. We allude
to this for the purpose of calling the
attention of our people to the fact
that much yet remaius to he done, to
give the place that publicity which its
merits deserve. True the town is well
advertised, yet much persistent work
in this direction is necessary to put
and keep the placeprominently before
The National Bank is polishiug up
its pretty counters, and making things
look ns bright and new as a fresh sil
ver dollar, in anticipation of a lively
business this fall and winter.
It’s a Puzzler.
The cotton tare problem, as laid
down by the convention of cotton ex
changes at New Orleans, is worse than
the 15 puzzle, or the “pigs in clover.”
Several parties have turned prema
turely gray trying to solve it. No
two agree. One man says the planter
will he allowed 8 pounds on each hnle
covered with cotton; another says they
will take 16 pounds off; another says
it will be sold the same ns cotton cov
ered with jute; another says it’s no
such a thing; another says nobody
understands it, and another says he’ll
be hanged if he cares.
In the meantime the farmer would
like to know how the cat is going to
jump, after the 1st of October.
Our columns arc open to the discus-
Bion. Send in your solutions.'
Our Schools and Colleges.
We are glad to learn that the col
leges and private schools arc all start
ing out this fall with larger attend
ance, and under more flattering
auspices, than ever before in the his
tory of Thomasville. This is qot sur
prising. Thomasville is exceptionally
well located, geographically, for a
school center. The health of the
town is most excellent, the morals of
the community arc good; ample
church facilities, all leading denomi
nations being represented, the inllti-
euces surrounding pupils are no better
anywhere, board very moderate, and
our institutions of learning well offi
cered and equipped for the work.
From the college, down to the kinder
garten, parents willfind here inThom-
ville a most desirable location for
educating both boys and girls. The
schools of the town, both public and
private, are the pride of Thomasville.
In giving the dimensions yesteiday
of the new carriage repository being
built for Evans & McLean, we wrote
150x58, but the printer would insist
on leaving out the figure 1 and made
it 50x58. Tho building will front
Jackson street 58 feet, and run back
On Broad street, yesterday after
noon, a pony attached to a phaeton
containing Misses Lula and Hope Lin
ton, became frightened at one of the
electric lampss which was being lower
ed, and ran away. Mr. Wiley Pitt
man, at imminent risk to himself, suc
ceeded in stoppiug the J frightened
apitnal before the young ladies were
The lower story of the new ware
house will be, when completed, ar
ranged the same as the main floor,
and will be used for storing grain.
Work commenced on it yesterday.
The latest addition to Jim Reid’s
herd of deer, is a white fawn with
blue eyes. Old hunters say it is an
extremely rare specimen.
A colored camp-meeting will lie
inaugurated at Hadley churclt just
beyond the Jones bridge, commencing
on Thursday uight before the fifth
Sunday in this month. Rev. G. H.
Washington, pastor, will have charge
of the meeting. He will be assisted
by the pastors of other churches.
“Pine Tree” Takes a Whack at the Park,
and Advocates a Railroad.
I rend in your paper a day or two
ago, that a company had been organ
ized to build a railroad from Augusta
to Thomasvillc, Now, if our people
really want to do anything to build
up Thomasville and advance its inter
ests, and get a competing line with
the S. F. & W., let them abandon the
childish idea of giving fifteen thousand
dollars for a few acres of pine trees,
and subscribe twenty or thirty thous
and dollars toward building this
newly projected railroad.
The idea of buying the celebrated
park, reminds me of how the boys
were deceived when they used to go
out to the river fishing. They carried
with them an abundant supply of eel
worms; they had poles, lines, and a
box full of bait. When they reached
the river they put their lines on the
poles, attached the hooks to the lines,
put. on the sinkers, baited the hooks
and threw them into the water, nnd
directly the corks commenced bobbing
up and down, and such jerking you
never saw. When tho hook was
drawn up out of the water, lo and
behold! there was no fish, and the
little minnow who had been feasting
upon their bait, swam to one side and
said to them in dumb but intelligible
language: “You .arc not smart
enough for the occasion, my friend.
You had better go home and try your
luck at something else.”
So I say to the wiseacres of
Thomasville: If you really want to
build up the town and make it what
geographically it ought to be, a com
mercial centre, and free from the
domination of the S. F. & W., sub
scribe twenty, thirty, or forty thous
and dollars to the new railroad. You
have played with dolls long enough.
It is time you were showing your
selves to be men of vim and energy.
Your material safety depends upon it.
Let dolls and childish things alone,
and show yourseivc-s to be somebody.
Give in Your Taxes.
The city tax books, which closed on
the 15th, have been ordered kept open
this week, to allow those who have
neglected it, to give in their taxes;
and many have not given in. A fail
ure , to do so this week, will subject
parties to double taxation. Do not
neglect this duty. It will save
trouble to attend to this matter
We are indebted to Mr. John
Dukes for some very fine sugar cane,
which is the best we havo seen this
season. Mr. Dukes remembers the
newspaper man, and does not forget
to bring us fine pears, cane, etc., in
season, and his courtesy is appreciated.
Bills Affecting Town and County
Pass the Legislature.
A bill to adopt a “no-fence law” for
the territory south ot the railroad in
this county, has passed the house. A
bill to amend the charter of the Thom
asville Street Railway Company, in
creasing the capital stock from $10,-
000 to $25,000, and a bill to re-mcor-
porate the town of Thomasville
under the name of the City of Thom
asville, passed the Senate on Tuesday.
To-morrow will settle the park
question. We venture two predic
There will not be fifty votes polled
against the purchase.
Nine-tenths of those who now op
pose the measure will admit, in less
than five years, that they were mista
Mr. Thomas E. Blackshear is at
home again. He reports a most en
joyable, as well as instructive, trip
through the West. His two letters,
published in the Times-Enterprise,
were read with interest. Mi. B. says
he put in some good work for Thom-
asville while gone.
Gin House Insurance,
Hausell & Merrill,
are daily receiving
and our line ot
Call and get
Prices before buy
Cost Prices, and we
Clothier?, and Furnishers,
IOS Broad St.,! Thomasville, Chk