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THOMASYILLE, GEOEG1A, THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 20, '881)
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
arc selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
8c a Ya,rcL.
Make your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we are offering at the
marvelously low price of
SSc a, Yai'd,
Are 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 otp.
We will sell you a beautiful
Ladies’ Union Linen Ilem-
* 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.
Wo 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 are always glad to see you
and show you what we have.
I i LMill
> BROAD. ST.
THE STOCK BREEDERS’ FAIR,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 1889.
A GRAND GALA DAY.
FEATURES OF THE OCCASION.
Exhibition of Stock—Running and
Trotting Races —Shooting Match
—Organization of Old Oonfcds —
Spoehos by Distinguished Gen
tlemen—An Old-Fashioned Bar
becue—Everything Free and Ev
City Ham., Sept. 24, 1889.
In response to a call of President
Hopkins, a meeting of the Thomas
County Stock Breeders’ and friends of
the Association was held in the city
hall at 8 p. m. to-day.
The President stated that the meet
ing had been called to devise' means
to make the fair, fixed for the 15th of
November, the greatest possible suc
cess. The objecls of the association
were explained and shown to be solely
lor the good of the county and section,
and ascertain what would tend to enlist
the interest and co-operation of all
our citizens in this laudable enterprise,
was ihe special business of the meeting.
The expression of opinions and a dis
cussion of the subject was invited.
A general call was made for Mr. K.
T. McLean, who responded in a brief
speech. He heartily endorsed the
association as moving in the right di
tion, and spoke of its predecessor, the
old South Georgia Fair Association,
and the incalculable good, not only to
Thomas county, but to the whole sec
tion, which resulted from its annual
exhibits and the assembling together
ot our people He was anxious to see
our people again united and interested
in the subject of fairs, believing they
would still do much to stimulate and
develop our agricultural resources. To
bring the people together is the first
step in this direction, and as perhaps
Ihe best means to accomplish this, he
offered the following:
Resolved, That the Stock Breeders
Association of Thomas, county hereby
propose to spread a grand barbecue
on Friday, the 15th of November, (the
date fixed lor the annual Exhibit of
stock) at ihe old lair grounds, 10 abol
ish all admission lees, and cordially
invite the citizens, not only of the
county, but of south Georgia and Flor-
ida. to meet with them on 'hat occa
Messrs R. G. Mitchell, E. M. Mal-
lettc, M- B. Jones, II. J. McIntyre, B.
A. Bass, and others spoke in favor of
the resolution, and when put by the
chair it passed unanimously.
A motion was offered to appoint R.
G. Mitchell, Joseph Jcrger and J. T.
Chastain a committee to issue a call
to the suryivitig Confederate soldiers
of the county to attend the fair and
barbecue with a view to organize a
Veterans' Association. This likewise
passed without a dissenting vote.
Mr. B A. Bass moved the election
of Messrs II, W. Hopkins, K. T. Mc
Lean, J. W. Reid, W. R, Mclntyte,
F. I’. Horn, J. T. Chastain, H. Wise,
M. B. Jones and Sidney Howard as
a committee on management, with
power to add to and appoint such
sub-committees as they might deem
necessary to carry out the programme
as adopted by the meeting. The mo
tion was amended by adding Mr. Bass
to the committee and passed.
Mr. W. R. McIntyre moved that the
committee be requested to invite and
secure, if possible, the attendance ol
one or more prominent gentlemen
Irom abroad to address the people on
the 15th. Motion carried.
H. W. Hopkins,
J. T. Chastain, President.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the meeting, the committees met to
map out the work to be done. The
general committee added to its num
ber two gentlemen from each district
outside of the town. The following
are the names of the gentlemen chos
Duncanville —John Ilarvin, R. P.
Metcalfe—L. W. Carter, Dr. E. R
Glasgow—Wm. Vaughn, Geo. Par
Boston—D. T. Forest, J. B. Eason.
Ways—W. D. Peacock, Rev. A. C.
Murpheys—B. E. Chastain, W. B.
Ochlockonee—J. M. Bulloch, J. J.
Sperce—P>. H. Pope, T. J. White.
Cairo—Dr. AV. B. Clower, Doss
This committee is requested to meet
at the city hall at 10 a. m. on the 2nd
Tuesday in October.
The general committee also appoint
ed the following gentlemen a commit
tee on subscriptions: B. A. Bass, J.
S. Montgomery, L. H. Jergcr, F. P.
Horn and H. Wise.
The committee on Confederate vet
erans issued the following call:
To the Confederate Veteran*:
On the 15th day ol November next,
the Slock Breeders’ Association will
have a fair and give a grand barbecue.
The undersigned have been appointed
a committee to invite you to meet with
them on that occasion. Thinking it
an opportune time to organize an old
Veterans' Association of the county,
that we may renew the acquaintance
and friendship ol long ago, and with a
view to social reunions in the future,
you are hereby cordially invited to be
present on that day. All old veterans
registered and badges furnished. Ad
mittance to the fair grounds and bar
becue free. Let all who can come -
come, and br ng their families\
Rout. G. Mitchei.l,
Jno. T. Chastain,
Com of old Vets.
•It is earnestly hoped that every cit
izen in the county will he interested
in the programme adopted by the
stock breeders. Let us all lend a
helping hand, and make the day and
the occasion memorable in the history
of tlm county. Bring whatever you
can in the way of stock; give.one day
to recreation and reunion of old asso
ciations and friendships, and show to
our neighbors and friends from other
comities what Thomas county is doing
for herself, and what she can do in
the way of true hospitality and credit
SLANG AND ITS ORIGIN.
How Some Popular Words and Phrases
Came Into Being.
From tlio Pittsburg Dispatch.
This tuny he called in one sense
the age of slang. But after all what
is called slang is frequently the giving
of a new meaning to old words or the
invention of new words from old roots.
The slang of to-day becomes the clo
gant language of to-morrow. It is in
teresting to note how many of the
commonest words and even phrases
which were oucc regarded as slangy
and inelegant became part of the
polite language of the times. AVords,
like lives, have a biography. Many
words, indeed, have histories which
are histories of important personages
and events in the affairs of the world.
This makes the history of a word often
as interesting and as valuable as that
Dun” is a word now whose mean
ing is known to every 011c who under
stands the English language. Too
many wish they did not know it,
A’et, at the beginning of this century
it was unknown as a verb. About
that a constable in England named
John Dun became celebrated as a
first-collector of bad accounts. AVhcn
others would fail to collect a badjdcbt.
Dun would be sure to get it out of the
debtor. Ho well known did this
become, that people from all the sut-
ruunding country sent him their ac
counts .when they could not collect
them. It soon passed into n current
phrase that when a person owed
money, and did not pay when asked,
lie would have to he' “Dunned.’
Hence, it soon became common in
such cases to say, “You will have to
Dun so-and-so if you wish to collect
OUTSIDERS AND I’OMTU AI, ROOMS.
Until the nomination of Franklin
Pierce for the presidency the word
“outsider” was unknown. The com
mittee on credentials came in to
make its report and could not get in
to the hall because of the crowd of
people who were not members of the
convention. The chairman of the
convention asked if the committee
.was ready to report, and the chair
man of the committee answered:
“Yes, Mr. Chairman; but the com
mittee is unable to get inside on ac
count of the crown and pressure of
these outsiders.” The newspaper re
porters ever ready to appreciate a
good word or phrase, took up the
word and used it. Since then it has
been a common word, and we could
uot do without it. “Boom,” in its
new sense of meaning a popular cla
mor for a man, or for any question or
movement, is a recent word—being
first used 'as such in 1880. Grant
was being run for a third term.
This brought out a bitter opposition,
even among the republicans. One
paper said the movement was like a
boom across a swollen stream, taking
in all that was worth having. A St.
Louis paper took it up, and said the
third-term movement was properly
called a boom, ns it raked in every
thing on the top of the muddy stream
of politics, mostly trash and scum.
This gave a new meaning to the word.'
Since then it has been in common use
HOW CTIKKTNUTS CAM!-: INTO BEING.
“Chestnuts,” in reference to repeat
ing stories which nrc old, is a new
word, and not much can he said in its
favor, except thnt, being a word that
is not-inelegant either in sound or
origin, and expressing so much in two
.syllables, it 1ms probably come to stay
with 11s. Its origin is not positively
known, and only two probable sources
arc given. One is thnt some shrewd
wit, seeing an analogy between the
propensity of a joke to become stale
and flat quickly and the chestnut to
become wormy in a few days, applied
the word “chestnuts” to a joke when
repeated too often and palmed ofl as
new on a company which had heard
it so frequently as to become bored.
This may be its origin, but I am in
clined to attribute it to the other
alleged source, to wit: That a theat
rical party, traveling on a train, and
trying to beguile the weary hours by
reading*and tolling stories, bought a
lot of chestnuts at a station to help
pass, the time. A member of the
company proposed that they tell
stories, ami that whoever told a story
which had been told recently should
be pelted with chestnuts A little
hell in the party was to lie rung
whenever a stale joke was perpetrated
as a signal that all were to fling a
chestnut at the offender. This is said
to he the origin both of the phrase
and of the chestnut hell craze which
raged over this entire country four
DAVID (OPRERFIELI) CALLED A
“A'ou are a daisy,” is considered
very slangy by those who use it indis
criminately and ofteu times it is. But,
if used in the sense in which its in
ventor, if I may so speak of a word,
Charles Dickens, .intended it, it is a
good and forcible word. In “David
Copperficld” it is first used in the
sense of calling a person a daisy in a
way to express admiration, and, at
the same time, to laugh at one’s cre
dulity. Steerforth says to young
Copperficld : “David, my daisy, you
arc so innocent of the world. Let me
call you my daisy, as it is so refresh
ing to find one in these corrupt days
so innocent and unsophisticated. My
dear Copperfield, the daisies of the
field are not fresher than you.”
Hence, when conveying the idea that
a person is artless nnd innocent amid
a skeptical and scheming condition of
society, to say “You arc a dnisy” is
not slang. It is forcible and elegant
The same passage gave us the other
word, meaning the same thing, though
sounding a little harsher, “fresh.”
A\ r e often hear the expression, “You’re
too fresh.” This, too, was originnlly
meant by Dickens to mean an inno
cent iguorauce of the ways of the
world. It was so used by Steerforth
in reference to David Copperficld.
But when used to mean that a person
is impudent or forward, as is too fre
quently the case now, it becomes slang,
as such a meaning is in reality sense
TOO THIN NOT SLANG.
“Too thin,” is a two-worded phrase
heard in all classes of society. By
some it is used in a vulgar sense, and
is objectionable slang; by others it is
used in the manner which gave to us
as a good word. To say, when speak
ing of an ’action, “Oh, that is too
thin,” is vulgar slang, because an ac
tion cannot be thin. But to say,
when a person makes a statement
which is calculated to mislead, “Oh,
that is too thin,” is not slang. It was
given currency by the II011. Alexan
der II. Stephens of Georgia,in the
United States congress in i^70.
Some member had made a reply to
Mr. Stephens, and the hitter had his
clmir wheeled jo lit in the aisle and
said in that shrill, piping voice which
always commanded silence: “Mr.
Speaker, the gentleman's arguments
arc gratuitous assertions made up of
whole cloth. And cloth, sir, so gauzy
and thin that it will not hold water,
It is entirely too thin, sir.
SEEKING BROTHER JONATHAN’S AjjD.
“Brother Jonathan,” as a name for
the United States, is much older than
this, and was given by AVasliiugton
himself, though that individual had
no idea of making a slang phrase for a
name to his country at that time.
Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Con
necticut, furnished the struggling colo
nial army with funds and supplies on
many an occasion. One time the
army was in sore distress and a con
sultation was held. In the midst of
it some one wondered what would ho
done. AVnshington enswerod : “AVell,
we’ll have to put it oil till we can sec
Brother Jonathan,” ns Gov. Trumbull
was called, “he will help us out, I
guess.” And he did, nnd gave his
name to the country his zeal nnd
patriotism helped to save.
AN INVENTION OF PROF. TYNDALL.
Thus it is that words are made and
phrases take on a new meaning. In
this manner the language progresses
by accretion, as it were. Such words
as take new meanings Irom a custom
arc usually from the common people;
that is, those who are not scholarly. It
is in this way that old words drop out
or take new meanings and lose their
old ones and new words take their
place. At first most of them arc slang.
One of the best words we have is “ag
nosticism,” yet its inventor, Prof. Jno.
Tyndall, the great scientist, says that
when he used it he had no idea it
would be used again, or that he would
be understood in using it. He could
find no other, he says, to convey an
idea of his religious belief in answer
to the request of some churchmen that
he tell what he did believe. Hence
he invented “agnosticism,” meaning
‘ the unknowable.” It is only about
15 years old.
Several cotton planters in Georgia
have gone crazy trying to solve the
riddle concealed in the late action ot
the cotton exchanges of the United
States at New Orleans, on the subject
of tare on cotton. Unless there is an
early solution to the problem, an ad
dition will have to be built to the State
insane asylum, and set apart especially
for this unfortunate class.
. Louis has raised $5,000,000 for
the great exposition of 1892. New
York, Chicago and Washington city
have yet to be heard from.
ties, ivusses anti unu
And Profit by the Same.
//V G R
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which our “Onyx” 1 Dyed Hosiery
met with last season, and the univer
sal satisfaction given by these abso
lutely fast dye goods lias 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 the excellent qualities of
dye, which have been so thoroughly
tested and approved in previous sea
Try a pair of < >nyx, and you will
never wear any other stocking, for
every pair is warranted not to stain
the feet and clothing, and 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 unless stamped with
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Mitchell House Block