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TUOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 87, '889
$.7.00 PER AMJM
Out lev Frists
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
arc selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
8e a Yiii'd-
Make your selections before
they arc picked - over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 I ACRES WIDE, .
Which we arcydlcring 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.
Fov 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 are hut a few of the
plums we have in stock for
our friends; and hits 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
wc 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.
Wo arc always glad to see you
and show you what wo have.
F. lN. Loluisteiii,
132 15KOAD ST.
Written for the Times-Union:]
“Come unto we all ye thut labor, and are
heart/laden, and I trill '/toe you wf."
I am .weary, very weary,
Heavy laden and distressed;
And my soul is dark ami dreary,
Lonrf has it been seeking rest.
Weary of this load of sorrow, •
Weary of the soul’s unrest;
Weary, thinking of to-morrow—
T am weary, let me rest.
I am weary, too, of wandering
From the One who loves me best,
And my soul is sadly pondering
Where it may obtain that rest.
Hark! a voice is gently saying—
“Come, poor sinner, to My breast;
Why art thou so long delaying?
Come to Me and find that rest.
‘‘Art thou weary, heavy laden?
Take my yoke ; it is the best,
It is light, an easy burden,
And thy toul shall be at.rest.”
Lord, I come ; Thy yoke is taken.
It is easy ; l*can rest,
1 shall never he forsaken,
While 1 lean upon Thy breast.
—F. D. C.
Light for the Poor Man.
The possibilities of electric forces
arc probably only beginning to be
dimly realized by the public. After
years of confinement to telegraphic
purposes, electricity began to be used
for agencies until then undreamed of.
The telephone, electric lighting, elec-
tic railways, and a variety of electric
motors followed in rapid succession.
Thousands of workers at ni^it bless
the soft, steady light of the incandes
cent burner. Hut now comes a Chi
cago inventor who lias devised a bat
tery of round zinc bars and round
carbon bars so arranged as to prevent
With this bat‘ory be claims that lie
can, by using nine cells, keep the in
candescent burners fn a house in full
blaze for from thirty to sixty days
without renewal. And lie proposes
to do this at a cost four times less than
gas, and vastly cheaper than the
present method by dynamos. The
zinc bars can be removed by an un
skilled person when not in use, thus
greatly prolonging their durability.
With this simple apparatus it is said
light machinery, such ns sowing ma
chines, electric fans, etc., can he run
as easily and fat- more cheaply than by
the devices now in use. The exceed
ing cheapness of the simple mechan
ism will bring it within the reach of
almost every one, supplanting gas and
lamps, and the dangerous and un
It is assorted by the inventor that
these batteries or cells, which cost
only SI each, can lie operated at nn
expense of only 20 cents per mouth,
and that five lights, each of sixteen
candle power can lie furnished one
month for only 00 cents.—Evening
An inmate of the Georgia lunatic
asylum made a member of the legisla
ture feel rather small the other day.
The committee to inspect the asylum
was at Midway, and the inmates of the
asylum had a dance the night the leg
islators were there. One of the mem
bers concluded to join in the dance.
Selecting his partner, he was making
ready to display his gracefulness of
action, when the woman said she did
not remember having seen him there
before. “Oh, I only came down to
day as a member of the legislative
committee,” he answerd. "Ofcouise,”
answered the woman; “how stupid I
am. However, I knew the moment
I saw you that you were either an
inmate or a member of the legislature.”
Among the marriage licenses recent
ly issued in Philadelphia was one per
mitting Wtaidystawa Buczrinska to
wed I’totrowicy Ntadystawa, and an
other that will be the means of cement
ing Stanisian Tobolski and the fair
The land cuntaiucd. in Central
Park, New York, cost originally 86,-
000,000, and is now worth over $100,-
000,000. The maintenance of the
park costs $400,000 a year.
SOUTH GEORGIA GRASSES.
Experiments with Kentucky and Texas
From the Constitution.
Thomasvu.i.k, Ga., Aug. 25.—-A
great deal has been said and written
about grasses in the southern counties
of Georgia. Mnny have contended
that if some good grass could be found
that would flourish here, this section
would become a veritable farmer’s
paradise. Experiments have been
tried with Kentucky and Texas blue
grass, timothy and clover, bermuda
and orchard grass, and many others,
some of which have done well, and
others have not. Strange that men
should be forever looking beyond.
They often trample under foot incal
culable wealth, while ignorantly
crowding over and beyond it. For
generations, men tramped and plowed,
anil hunted wild game over the iron
and coal and marble deposits of Geor
gia and Alabama, unconscious of their
So it is a fact, ensily demonstrated,
that while farmers have experimented,
and philosophers have written, and
everybody nas talkcd about getting
sonic good grass for the South, these
same farmers have been pouring out
their sweat and their money', and
both freely, from early morn until
dewy eve, to destroy the very thing
p>r which they so often prayed, a very
blessing in disguise, and a very thin
disguise at that. We allude to the
crab, the crowfoot and the spur
grasses, all of which grow luxuriantly
here, often infesting every field, and
causing no end of anxiety to the
thrifty farmer. Many, so long and
still skeptical, will laugh at the idea
of good hay being made from these
grasses, hut we know that sttefi •«(»
be done, for our eyes have seen it, and
our hands have handled it, and our
nostrils have whiffed it, and our stock
have eaten it, and what we have done
any one else may do. The incredu
lous, after these tests, will remind one
of the witness against a barkeeper in
Kansas. He was asked what lie
bought. He replied, “Sea Foam.”
“What did it look like?” “It looked
like beer.” “What did it smell like?”
“It smelled like beer." “What did
it taslc like?” “It tasted like beer.”
“And what did you say it was?”
"Sea foam,” was the quick reply.
“You say it looked like beer and
smelled like beer, and tasted like beer,
and was sea foam?” “Yes, that’s
what I said. It was sea foam.”
This liay is genuine, sweet, odorif
erous hay, and all stock like it and
devour it and flourish on it. It looks,
smells and tastes like bay, and while
some people will persist in blindly
calling it straw, the sensible and un
prejudiced can see it is good, valuable
hay. Now, everyone knows there is
hay, and there is hay both good and
had, valuable and worthless, even in
acknowledged hay countries. As
bread must be made in a certain way
to get good bread, and tea and tobacco
leaves must he plucked at a certain
time and cured in a certain way to get
good tea and tobacco, so grasses must
lie properly handled to get good hay.
Another strange tiling is that men
must often live to he old before they
learn the simplest thing. So it has
been with the curing of these valuable
grasses, flic crab, crowfoot and spur
grasses, so long held in hatred and
terror, hut destined, at no distant day,
to become famous in the cherished
friends of mail and beast.
To particularize: Your correspond
ent has visted often the wonderful lit
tle fruit farm of Mr. T. E. I flack-
shear, in the suburbs of Thomasvillc.
Mr. Blaekslicar is a gentleman of un
questioned intelligence, industry and
thrift. He has made farming of all
kinds pay. He is a native of Thomas
county, and is over fifty years old,
and has always been a farmer, for
many years a very extensive corn and
cotton farmer, and lie made -corn and
cotton pay, and that handsomely.
Mr. Blaekslicar formerly lived on
Lake Iamonia, where it was sickly,
and lie moved to Thomasvillc, not to
make money, but on account of his
family’s health, having lost several
children at his old home. He drifted
into fruit culture, and jj^i made a
small fortune out of it within the last
twelve years, besides living all the
time in almost luxurious style. Until
recently Mr. Blaekslicar has bought
Western hay, having spent large
sums of money for this article. Dur
ing tha Inst two years he has been
curing his own liny, and says it is as
goad as the best lie can buy. Wc
were at his place yesterday, and a
merrier company of hay makers was
never seen than those wc saw led on
by the strong arms and the stalwart
form of this noble soil of the soil. But
it took him fifty years to find this out.
The yield is enormous, the growth
spontaneous, the art of curing simple,
the quality of the very best.
Let others try it, and let our people
now and forever more quit talking
about Georgia’s having no grasses. It
is a lie and a slander, which has al
ready done us great harm, and one
that has been fostered by those whom
it lias hurt the most.
The Wilmington, N. C., Messenger
pays this handsome, but just, tribute
to the matchless mail, superb soldier,
and Christian statesman, whom Geor
gians love to honor:
“Georgia’s best soldiers was proba
bly Gen. .John B. Gordon. Gen.
Gordon, now the able Governor of
Georgia, set the whole country an
excellent example in his address of
welcome before the veterans of both
armies at Cliickamauga, or near the
bloody and famous battle field. His
sentiments 'were broadly patriotic,
noble, just and animating. What he
said is worthy to be written in letters
of gold upon the walls of the houses
of the Federal Congress. Members
of that body should study them and
seek to be patriotic and country lov
ing. The brave and able Georgian
uttered the sentiments of every gen
uinely manly and patriotic heart
when he said to the men of both ar
mies : ‘True courage cherishes gener
osity as its noblest characteristic, con
quers prejudice and passion as its
highest achievement and thus brings
to the victor the highest possible
glory, to the vanquished the least
possible detriment, and to both the
utmost possible harmony, happiness'
and pence. * * Let us bury the
foul discord so deep that no blasts of
partisan, political trumpet, however
wide sounding and penetrating, can
ever wake it to service again.’ These
are sentiments worthy of the two peo
ples, now one and inseparable, who
stood up in battle and fought as only
brave men can fight.”
The Alliance and Politics.
W* might write a little volume on
this prolific subject, but it can all be
said in a few words. The Alliance
should allow no man or set of men to
lead them into politics, except so
far as is necessary to obliterate the ex
isting disgraceful and illegal methods
employed to secure office.
AHiaiiccnien with political lices in
their bonnets should he encouraged to
resist the buzzing of these persistent
bees. The main work of the Alliance
docs not lie in the direction of poli
tics, although that is an important
part of their mission.
Another thing, no Alliance man
should promise his vote to any candi
date. The people should select their
public officials, and they can do this
without the aid o* the office seekers.—
August Boorfried, a Bohemian
stone cutter, of St. Paul, Mina., is said
to have discovered a combination of
chemicals that will desolve the hardest
rocks and allow them to be moulded.
He expects to go east in a few days to
secure financial backing. He thinks
he has struck a bonanza, and if the
alleged discovery pans out, he is right.
Why Not Go North.
Th<; convention of colored Baptists, at
Indianapolis, adopted a resolution asking
congress to appropriate fifty million dollars
for the purpose of removing the negroes of
the southern states westward! Ridiculous
ly extravagant as their request is, we would
be almost tempted to favor it if the request
had been to aid them in imigrating to the
northern 3'ates. Rut the hypocritical
northern sympathizers with the negroes of
the south never think of inviting them to
their section of the country, or of giving
those of them who voluntarily t o there any
“rights,” political or social, which arc not
accorded to thorn at the south;
Prone as the southern negroes are to jump
at any offer of relief or provisions, wc believe
that even the tender of free transportation to
some territory outside of the southern states
would not tempt a great many of them.
And if it did, and they were left to scuffle
for themselves, as the whites arc, they would
reverse all the precedents of their race if
they should establish a prosperous and pro
gressive community or state.
But there is not the slightest probability
that congress will comply with this chimer
ical request. It would interfere with the
Republican scheme of keeping the negroes
in the southern states, in the hope that their
votes may help the white Republicans to
carry cdections and obtain office.—Atlanta
Several New England states are
being gradually depopulated. The
sterility of the soil, the decadcnco of
manufacturing enterprises—these are
going west and coming south—is
causing the young men of New En
gland to turn their faces toward the
setting sun, or to the fair and inviting
fields of the south. And yet we do
not sec any movement on foot up
there to invite the man and brother
to corns and make there home in that
region of alleged equal and social
rights. A little more consistency in
this matter would impress the world
with the sincerity of these people in
their treatment of the race issuo.
And Profit by the Same.
GUARANTEED, EVERY PAIR,
Or Money Refunded..
Ho Was Not in the South.
At Somerset, Pa., the other day,
several hundred farmers organized and
marched to the jail in that place, to
lynch two men who had killed a dep
uty sheriff. They proposed to hang
several occupants of the jail while they
had their hand in, but, owing
to the fact that a strong guard was
placed around the prison and that a
heavy rain was falling at the time, they
failed to accomplish their purpose.
The affair at Rosailc, Kan., an ac
count of which was given in our tele
graphic columns yesterday, was most
horrible and revolting. If there has
been a mere disreputable occurrence
of that character in any part of the
United States during the last ten
years, we fail to’recall it to memory.
If it would accomplish any good to
publish in southern newspapers ac
counts of the murders and other
crimes committed in the north, show
ing up the lawlessness of that section,
a page or two of the Morning News
might be filled, with only a lew lines
devoted to each case. It is not worth
the trouble. It would accomplish no
purpose or good in the north. The
northern people have educated them
selves into the conceit that they arc
the greatest and best people on the
face ot the earth, and any effort on the
part of the southern people to correct
that error would be futile.
If, however, the northern people
would devote to a fair examination in
to ‘.heir own affairs the time that they
spend in meddling into the affairs ot
others, the conviction might dawn upon
them that they arc not as good as they
think they are. They might get rid of
some very cironious notions.
The I’ennsylvanains who attempted
to lynch men for killmg the deputy
sheriff, and the Kansans who wanted
to lynch an innocent man and wife,
would no doubt want Georgia turned
over to Sherman’s tender mercies
again if tho negroes, who, within the
past three months have killed two sher
iffs m this state, had been lynched.—
Florida will breathe easier after the
ist of October. She can then snap
her fingers at Yellow Jack.
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which imr “Onyx” Dyed Hosiery
met with hi t 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 good*
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 Onyx, 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 ns
repeated washings. Furthermore,
any pair not found as represented, re
turn them and your moucy will bo
None genuine unless stamped with
FOR SALE ONLY BY
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