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THOMASVLLLE, GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 24, '889
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Arc acknowledged to bo the
handsomest in the city, they
are selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
8e a Y"ard.
Make your sclcctiops before
they are flicked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
. ;ninches wide,
Which we arc "offering at the
marvelously low price of
Are the talk of the Awvn. Jl
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 w r o 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 are always glad to see you
and show you what we have.
132 BItOAD ST.
WON’T t»L T T IT OFF TOO LONG.
Of you voultl make your mark, mine fr’ent,
Among the goot and great,
Voust “shall; id down,” else in der end,
Perhaps it vos too late.
May peen some morning you voko oop
Shtonedct; den all va» wrong;
Your many blans /as in der soup—
You pul dem ofT too long.
Of you some leedie pleasures got
For friend or wife in shtoro,
Dem may not keep, remember dot,
Your chanco vas den no more.
Ollcetion cannot lif on shmilcs,
Nor trust on hopes grow shtrong,
l)c ) do der kind “act” in der vbiles—
Don’t put id olf too long.
Der vas a man who feed his nag
On shtraw de winter t’rough,
Pu l keep der oats tied in n bag
Hung oop vidin his view.
“For, veil der shpring vns come," he said,
“He need dot yodder shtrong”—
But den dot nag vas gone him dead,
He couldn’t vait so long/
So take von leedie friendly “tip”
Fnd husslc vliile you can;
Don’t let dem bassilig chances slip,
Vat come to efry man.
Der man who keeps considering
Too much, vill sing der long,
Yen ter his grave a-tottering,
* I put ill olf too long.”
Cheering at Chicamauya.
The recent meeting of cxconfeder
ates and tcderals at Chicamauga was
a notable gathering. Georgia’s gov
ernor spoke for the ex-confederates.
At II o’clock Gov. .John 15. Gordon,
of Georgia, made the address of wel
come: Gov. Gordon said:
Mr. Chairirnn and Frllon' Soldier* of
On this anniversary morning the
south salutes you with uncovered
heads, with open arms and earnest
and honest hearts. She cannot re
ceive you with costly and imposing
ceremonials, hut with simplicity of
speech and patriotic purpose she glad
ly greets the brave and generous of
each army and of every section. To
memorable by your prowess and
hallowed by American blood, she
bids you welcome. The south con
gratulates the whole country that
these historic plains, where twenty-
six years ago you met in deadly sec
tional conflict, is now to become the
scene and witness of your joint
pledge of restored and enduring fra
CONGRATULATES TIIE REPUllLIC.
She congratulates the republic that
here where north and south marshaled
their hosts for battle, these hosts now
meet in living, lasting brotherhood,
united in bonds of mutual respect
and confidence ; a brotherhood made
belter, braver and grander by mutu
ally cherished and imperishable mem
ories. The peoplo of this section hail
with pleasure the coming of all men
who have borne' themselves bravely
on any field of duty, but they fling
wide their open doors and greet with
a thousand welcomes those who in war
were brave and in peace arc both
generous and just.
TRUE COURAGE. .
True courage always and every
where challenges the respect and
homage of mankind. But the truest
and highest courage is that which
is horn of lofty convictions, and is
elevated in its aspirations, gentle, lov
ing and tender. True courage cher
ishes generosity as its noblest charac
teristic ; conquers prejudices and pas
sion as its highest achievement, nnd
thus brings to the victor the greatest
possible glory, to the vanquished the
least possible detriment, and to both
the utmost possible harmony, happi
ness and peace.
To you, Gen. Rosccrans, and the
soldiers of the Army of the Cumber
land, I come with a soldier’s greeting
on my lips and a soldier’s sympathy
in my heart.
( O-Ol’EHATIOX IT.EDGED.
Speakingof those whom Iain called
to represent I pledge their earnest co
operation in the sacred mission which
convenes you ; and in all things which
pertain To the peace, welfare and
unity of the American people. In
their name I proclaim their eternal
fealty to the American constitution
which Is their protecting shcild, to
the American republic which is the
joint work of the Father’s hands ; the
American union of slates from which
they withdrew for their safety but
which now that the causes of dissen
sion arc gone, they will loyally and
bravely defend, for their future pro
GRAVE or SECTIONAL HOSTILITY.
They rest in assurance that the
union, though restored by arms, is to
ho preserved and made stronger and
perpetual by universal amity and
impartiality. With a love for this
whole country which no power can
destroy, with a title to its freedom
which none will dispute, with an
cestral traditions which arc ■ dearer
than life, wo are here to unite with
you in the final and eternal sepulcher
of sectional hostility.
THE CAUSES ENGULFED.
The causes which produced the
alienation were long since engulfed in
the vortex of revolution, beyond the
power of resurrection. Let us there
fore lmry the passions which these
causes evoked in a still deepor grave.
Let us bury the foul spirit of discord
so deep that no blast of a part : «an
politico' trumpet, however wid_-
sounding and penetrating, can ever
wake it to service again. Gainsay it
who will, since slavery is abolished
and the Chinese wall along the line
of 3G-3S is broken down, there is abso
lutely no legitimate harrier of sepa
ration and iiT) cause for strife. Why
may not the wide waves of sympa
tlictic,continental patriotism,roll from
sea to sea and from Maine to Texas,
without a break or ripple or single
God speed the day when this truth
shall command recognition through
out the republic. God speed the day
to universal trust; when unstinted
faith in the unimpeachable honor nnd
patriotism of the whole American
people shall become air essential pass
port to -public station ; when he who
fights least for party and mo3t for
country shall lie proclaimed by press
and people as the w’sest stat sman
and truest friend.
GEN. ROSE!'HANS RESPONDS.
The address of welcome was res
ponded to by Gen. W. S. Rosccrans.
Gen. Ilosecrans was visibly affected
over the eloquent and patriotic lan
guage of Gov. Gordon, and spoke
most feelingly of the grand sight the
scene presented—old confederate and
federal soldiers sitting side by side,
engaging iir pleasant, friendly con
verse, and he predicted that the day
would soon come when the last vestige
of feeling over the war would be erad
icated. He believed that this scene
was ail augury of the glorious success
of the project to make the Chiea
mauga battlefield a national park to
appropriately mark the greatest bat
tle of the civil war. In closing ho
said: “Now, fellow citizens, I am
sorry that I am not able to fittingly
express the feelings I have on this
occasion, nor to give speech to the
kind thoughts that come to my mind
as I stand here. 1 am sme I have
not words, neither have I voice to
appropriately do so, hut I hope and
pray that the future may see the emi
nent success of our faternal undertak
We lake the following items from the
Bainbridge Democrat :
“Let the farmers be certain to gather
all the hay they can this fall. Thous
ands of dollars can be saved in hay for
next'year’s crop. Properly cured and
stacked in the barn, it is just like
money in the bank.”
From Cairo, Ga., 9,000 .bushels of
LeCon'c pears have been shipped this
season, the net'profits realized- aggre
gating $1,500, or fifty cents a bushel.
Besides this, large quantities were
Dr. J. II- Coyle, of Thomasvillc,
spent three days in the city last week,
doing some special dental work. The
Doctor is at the top of the list in his
profession, and has many old friends
here, who are always glad to see hirn.
SOMETHING TO DOWN JUTE.
What a Maconlte Has Discovered in tho
Way of Bagging.
A Macon citizen has solved the
Jute had its day, and is still making
a hard struggle to dqwn cotton, whilst
cotton is now at its very best. ■ Pine
straw, coming to the extreme rear, has
yet to make its reputatio#, although it
has made thousands ot friends.
I3ui the Maconite has come to the
front with the best solution yet of the
bagging problem, and, unless some
thing unforsecn happens, the inventor
who gets up a machine to spin his
product will become a rich man in a
"I have found a good substitute for
jute,” said treasurer Jewett, ot the Ga.
Southern Road, yesterday morning to
a Telegraph man.
“What is it?” was the reply.
“NoS’ don't smile: It’s something
you may never have thought of, but,
all the same, it’s as common in south
Georgia as sand is in Florida.”
“It’s wiregrass. That variety which
flourishes on land where nothing else
under the sun wiM grow, is the best.
The thousands of acres which are not
burned off each year, so that cattle
can Rci grazing, can thus be utilized
to advantage, and where the farmers
now spend thousands of dollars for the
material of which bagging is made, in
this way all the cost will be the gath
ering of the material and the manu
facturing of it into bagging.
‘•It may sound like something extra
ordinary to you," continued Mr. Jew
ett, "but, all the same, I would like to
see it tried. The grass is strong, and
could stand the strain which would be
put upon it during the spinning process.
ItfsTong, and why it could not be used
just as well as flax, I cannot see.
There are hundreds of arguments
which could be used in favor of this
kind of bagging. In the first place,
its cost would be. an argument in its
We could get the machines and put
them down into the wiregrass regions
and it would be an easy matter to get
enough bagging out inside of a few
months to pay for the machines. The
farmers or the alliances could own the
machines, or, better yet, they could
establish factories where the wiregrass
could be brought in quantity and spun
Then again, this kind ol bagging
would not stain the cotton. That is a
big thing in the long run, and is going
to count in the"future. We are way
ahead of the times when that word
tare, meant that the factor could levy a
heavy tax on the producer. This sav
ing of cotton from staining means con
siderable and the farmer is bound to
to have it.
There is no reason in the world why
some one of an inventive turn cannot
get up a machine which will spin the
grass into bagging just as well as it is
spun into mats- But even now, it is
an easy matter to arrange one of the
machines that is used to spin the other
products so that it could be used in
There is something in it, and I be
lieve the day will come round when
wiregrass, that much dispised product
of the sand hills and the lower country,
will be the means of helping the
Georgia farmer along the road of
A Startling Cotton Project.
The Birmingham, Ala., Age Her
ald gives some particulars of a patent
ed scheme which, if equal to repre
sentation, might revolutionize the
eotton industry of the South. The
project is said to comprise a cottou
ginnery, a machine to prepare the
cottou for the spiudlc, spindles to turn
it into yarns, nnd looms to convert it
into cloth, the co3t «f the whole plant
not to exceed $10,000. A machine is
put up at some central point in a cot
ton growing country. Its ginning
capacity is three hales per day.
Within a radius of three or four
miles it will draw enough cotton to
supply it for a year. The farmer
hauls his cotton to the machiuc just
as he now does to the gin. Now he
pays for having it ginned and packed,
also for bagging and ties, nnd then
must come and get it and haul it
away to some railway station or mar
ket towu. With the new process he
sells his cottdn in the seed at the mar
ket price to the company or owner of
the gin. The machine will tako tho
seed cotton, gin it, put it into rolls,
tho rolls be transferred to the spindles.
These yarns are bundled up and
shipped directly to the mills to be
woven into cloth. The saving is the
freight of the cotton to the market
town, the cost of packing and the dif
ference between the cost of bagging
aud tics and the lighter covering of
the yarn bales; also the commission,
insurance and warehouse charges nnd
weighing, altogether about $3 or $ 1
per hale. Nearly all this difference
would go into tho planter’s pocket.
In addition to the enhanced price of
tlic cotton to tho producer, there
would be a vast amount of money
kopt at home which goes to tho peo
ple employed in spinning the raw cot
ton. Every neighborhood would
have its own factory, giving employ
ment to its own people and keeping
their wages in circulation as well ns
the profits of the mill owner. Next
after the spindle would come the loom.
From turning the cotton into yarns
would come the turning it into cloth,
it is not likely that these little neigh
borhood establishments would ever
get to making the finer goods, but
they could turn out cloth sufficiently
fine for common uses. The inventor
is Mr. H. M. Allen, who proposes to
exhibit his machinery at the Alabama
State Fnir, to be held at Birmingham
October 20th to November 2nd. The
invention is now the property of a
stock company, which has determined,
since the recent successful test at
TuskalooBa, to push it. Prominent
among the stockholders are Judgo J.
B. Head and Mr. Robert Warnock,
of Birmingham. Mr. Allen himself
was brought up iu a cottou factory,
and lie aud his brother built the Allen
factory at Prattville.—Scientific
A Homo For Ex-Confederates.
The recent liberal subscriptions to
establish a home in Georgia for ex-
Confederates is crystalizing. The
following, taken from the Constitution,
will show what is being done:
Yesterday Bruce & Morgan’s plan
for the soldiers’ home was adopted by
Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Neumnn each
submitted plans with Mr. Bruce, but
the latter’s drawings met with the
approval of the committee. The mat
ter will now have to go before the
directors for formal ratification, and
then bids will be advertised for at
The plan adopted is for a building
of wood 175 feet long and 100 feet
wide at its broadest point. It will be
partly three and the remainder two
stories in height, and will contain about
fifty rooms, averaging about 12x16
feet in size.
There will be broad verandas, ample
hallways, commodious offices, dining
room, kitchen, linen closets and other
The building will be crowped with a
tower and a number of turrets.
The home will front westward, and
when complctecLwill be one of the
most beautiful structures around At
The rooms will be large enough to
accommodate at least two persons,
and the arrangements are as near per
fect as feasible in a building of that
The estimated cost is $22,000. It
will be finished with Georgia pin
throughout the interior, in beautifu'
America’s champion “Big Foot John’
has been unearthed in North Carolina,
and he has his shoes made in Phila
delphia. He is a colored preacher
and pastor of a Methodist church at
Charlotte. The size of his boot is 35 A
which necessitates a sole of twenty
inches in length and seven inches
broad. He stands six feet ten inches
in his sizable stockings and weighs 410
pounds when stripped of his impedi
And Profit by the Same.
GUARANTEED, EVERY PAIR,
Or Money Refunded.
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which our “Onvx” Dyetl Hosiery
met with last season, and the univer
sal satisfaction given by these abso
lutely fast dye goods has stimulated
us to still further improvement for
this season, by producing the goods
from Ingrain yarns, thus giving
greater strength and wearing qualities
to the fabric, and at the same time re
taining all tho excellent qualities of
dye, which have been so thoroughly
tested and approved in previous sea
Try a pair of Onyx, aud you will
never wear any other stocking, for
every pair is warranted not to stain
the feet and clothing, aud to withstand
the effects of perspiration as well as
repeated washings. Furthermore,
any pair not found as represented, re
turn them and your money will be
None genuine uuless stamped with
FOR SALE ONLY BY
L Lev; & Co.,
Mitchell House Block