VOL 1 -NO 118.
THOMASVILLE. GEORGIA, SATURDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 28, '889
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
arc selling rapidly, especially^
those splendid patterns we oiler
8e a, Y"ard.
Make your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we are tillering at the
marvelously low price of
Are the talk of the town. If
you have not seen them yet, it
and inspect them
For lO cts.
We Avi 11 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 cnougji 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.
Those arc but a few of the
plums wc 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.
Wc extend a cordial invita
tion to all to visit our establish
ment, whether you buy or not.
Wo are always glad to see you
and show you what we have.
132 BROAD ST.
COAT OH HEAT f
ItY WM. G. KGGI.ESTOX.
Yms, sah, I knows (ley’s raggitl, my britcliis
and dis ole ves’,
An' all de brim torn oil’ll my hat—’taint fit
for jay birds’ nest’—
Whar is mv coat? Dat’s gone; bu’ned up—
an’ de onlies’ one 1 had.
Wall, yas, ter tell de hones' truth, I does feel
W’ut? Why’dn’ I tuk de money I paid for
dis hyer meat
An’ buy me a coat ter kiver my back? Wal,
now, ef dat don’t beat! •
Look hyer, boss, you ain’t never know’d w’ut
t'wuz ter be hungry for bread,
Xer yit w’ut t’wuz ter be raggid f uni de sole
uv ycr fut ter Vcr bend.
Dar's a fight twix dc hack and de stoiuraick,
an’ de po’ man’s got no choice
W’en it comes ter clothin’ de nakid back, er
mindin’ de stommick’s voice.
W’en I axes my back for credit, I gits it,
dollar nil’ dime,
But de po’ man’s empty stummick wants spot
cash cve’ry time.
—Detroit Free Press.
Emigration from Kansas.
It is possible that there are not so
many republicans in Kansas as there
were—not that any of them have
been converted into democrats, which
is hardly probable'when the toughness
and narrowness of the average Kan
sas republican, and his unfavorable
surroundings 'are remembered. But
there are probably fewer, because
they arc getting bodily onto! Kansas.
The secretary of the state board of
agriculture says the state has lost 58,-
000 of population since last year.
Various reasons are given for this
emigration. Some say poor crops-;
others say prohibition. From another
source perhaps an even better cause is
given why the Kansas farmer should
betake himself to 'his covered wagon
and move on. Willis S. Paine, su
perintendent of the • tanking depart
ment of the state of New York, dc-
sued, that the “whole of western and
Central Kansas is covered with mort
gages, and at least 5,000 farms have
already beeu abandoned.”. He quotes
a Kansas farmer as saying: ‘‘Five
of my ncighbois have already aban
doned their farms, and three are
about to follow suit.” “Bankruptcy,”
he adds, “is staling hundreds of them
in the face, and many of them have
decided to light no longer against the
disastrous freaks of nature.”
This farmer was doubtless a good
republican. lie preferred to lay the
misfortunes of his neighbors on the
‘ disastrous freaks of nature,” rather
than to doubt that the fiscal policy of
his party is just the thing the Kansas
farmer must have, and that he grows
richer every year hy silling corn and
wheat for what the world will give for
them, while buying clothing, tools,
machinery, etc., at the price protected
manufacturers choose to put upon
The Constitution settles the race
problem in the following truthful
statement: “Whenever you find a
colored man hard at work anil con
tented, you will find a frimpl of peace
and order and one earnest for har
mony between the race. Whenever
you find a negro who does not work;
hut stands around with a big stick
under his arm and a cheap cigar in
his mouth, you find a firebrand that
seeks to kindle the flames of any
strife, for it is only in strife and
storm that he can prosper.” •
Reprcsenlative Reilly is trying to
get the legislature to recognize the
volunteer. soldiery of Georgia in a
substantial manner. The bill which
he lias introduced to that end, and on
which the appropriation committee has
repored favorably, provides lor an ap
propriation of $25,000 to furnish the
adjutant general’s office; to establish
the office of assistant adjutaui general
to provide for a yearly encampment of
the militia; to furnish supplies, ammu-
ition, etc., to volunteer companies,
nd to provide for target practice. It
.j an injustice to the volunteer
soldiers of the state that legislatures
hyive done nothing for them in this di
What Hard Work Will Do in Southwost
Albany, Ga., Sept. 24th.—Mr. R.
W- Davis runs a small larm in Calhoun
county, near Dougherty, but he bids
fair to he one ot the foremost bus
bandmen of the state.
Mr. Davis was in the city yesterday,
and your correspondent hearing of his
success in tilling the soil, asked about
the result of this year’s crop.
He said: “I only work one mule,
and with that I have this year cultivat
ed thirty—five acres of cotton, from
which I will gather from thirty to thir
ty-five hales. I have already ginned,
packed and sold nineteen bales ot
cotton, the lightest of which weighed
502 pounds and the heaviest 634.
“I also had fificcn acres m corn
that will average twenty bushels to the
acre, and I will also make fifty bushels
of rice and one hundred and fifty bush-
els of sweet potatoes.”
This is hard to beat for a one mule
farm and justly entitles Mr. Davis to
the palm as ihe leading young farmer
in southwest Georgia, for he is quite
It also shows whai land in thi-t part
ol the state will do, when properly
worked and rarelully cultivated.
Hut it occurred to the reporter that
ihe land had been heavily fertilized,
and he asked Mr. Davis:
“How much fertilizer did you use?”
“Not one pound of commercial fer
tilizers, apound ol western meat or a
bushel of western corn have I used on
my place this year,” he replied.
Tins is still more argument in favor
ot this section, where lands, just as
good as Mr. Davis' or anybody elsg’s,
can be bought at very reasonable
prices, and with such a yield the in
come on-tlir investment is enormous.
Mr. Davis, three years ago, was a
drummer, swinging a grip for some
large wholesale house, but he was not
making as much money as he thought
he conld, and threw down Ins grip for
the plow handles.
To-day he is not only making money
and making it on a one mule larm,hut
has just as good a time as a man
wants. His last remark was,"Farming
heats drumming,” and he is eminently
Tackling the Tare Question.
The Boston Commercial Bulletin ap
plauds the action of southern cotton
men in providing (or selling cotton
by net weight instead of gross. That
paper shows that the deduction of six
per cent tare, now made by the Liver-
pool exchange, is a high rate, espe
cially in heavy bales, as it takes no
more bagging to wrap 490 pounds of
cotton than 465. As bales are steadily
increasing in weight .each year the
buyers are making at the expense of
the planter. The Bulletin, however,
does not believe that the cotton buyer
will pay more per pound than before.
In the long run, it says, the change
from gross to net weight is likely to
have no more effect on the price of
cotton than docs the cost of paper
bags on the price of sugar. The only
effect cl the New Orleans rule, the
Boston Bulletin thinks, will be that in
the future the planter will pay lor the
wrapping of his cotton as the western
wheat, farmer pays for his binding
twine and the eastern manufacturer
for his boxes and wrapping paper."
As you need sunlight on your larm,
in the orchard and in the garden, so
you need the warm, genial rays of
sunshine in yonr home, The corn,
the apple, the peach and the pear
grow small and stunted if kept in the
shade. So the file that Is never warm
ed hy love and kindness, is pale and
sickly and never grows to all that it
should he. Tenderness and kind
ness, these are the touch stones of a
happy home. You who read this, if
you have never tried them, do so now.
They will work magic for you. The
exercises ot virtue must be mutual.—
PLANT SYSTEM’S INSPECTION.
Every Mile of Road Gone Over by the
THROUGH TO FLORIDA.
Important Announcement by Trafflo Man
The annual inspection of the Plant
system, which began ten days ago,
was completed yesterday. It was a
very thorough and successful inspec
tion. The entire system, comprising
the Charleston and Savannah railway,
Savannah, Florida and Western rail
way, and Brunswick and Western
railroad, was gone over and closely
inspected. The inspection was con
ducted under the auspices of Supt. R
G. Fleming, of the Savannah, Florida
and Western railway, Supt. George
W. Haines, of the Brunswick aud
Western railroad, and Supt. C. S.
Gadsden, of the Charleston and Sa
The inspection was made by com
mittees, divided as follows: Commit
tee on line and surface, committee on
drainage, committee 011 buildings and
stntions, committee on frogs and
•switches, committee 011 policing.
The inspection party traveled in a
car pushed in front of the engine.
The car is open and the seats rise one
above the other, so that an entire
eoacli full of inspectors may see the
road. About 120 miles of road was
inspected each day. The plant sys
tem probably makes more thorough
inspections than any other road in the
country. The Savannah, Florida and
Western railway, in order to induce
the men along the line to take an in
terest in the work and make the best
possible showing, oflcrcd premiums.
This feature has greatly increased the
amount of zeal of employes, and there
is a rivalry among them at all times
to see who will ho the successful man.
The premiums, Supt Fleming said
last night, have not been mnde up,
and will hot ho awarded until two or
three weeks. They have been divid
ed as follows: Supervisors, best di
vision, 8100, second best division, 850;
To the section foreman’s wife who has
the best kept section house and
grounds, is awarded a premium of
810. The section foreman on each di
vision who ha3 the best section, re
ceives a premium of 810.
The Savannah, 1 Florida and Wes
tern railway started the premium lists
about six years ago, when the inspec
tions of the road were begun, aud it
was followed by their adoption on all
the roads. Supt. Fleming said that
the inspections are productive of good
results by stimulating the l-ond force
in keeping up its work. Conductor
Wright was in charge of the train, as
lie has been on every inspection train.
The train was made up of the inspec
tion car pushed hy the engine. The
engine drew a baggage car, followed
by a private car for the roadmasters,
supervisors and others, while the last
car was the superintendent’s private
car. The raihoad men slept and took
their meals on tho train.
The Savannah, Florida and Wes
tern railroad was first inspected, then
the Brunswick and Western Railroad
was inspected, aud tho trip was com
pleted hy an inspection of the Charles
ton and Savannah railroad.—News
From the New York HcniUl.
Tho head waiter at a certain South
ern hotel is noted for his accurate
memory ns to hats and umbrellas
which arc delivered into his keeping
at the dining-room door. On one oc
casion one of the party of gentlemen
declared that he would have some fun
“How do you know that is my hat?”
said he, when lie came out of the
“Well, sah. 1 don’t know,” was
the reply, “hut I docs know dat’s tho
berry bat you giv’ me when you went
The total Indian population is less
than 256,000. Of these 21,232 live in
houses, and 9,612 families are engaged
in agriculture. And among these so-
called savages there are 28,663 church
From tlio Macon Tolegrapli.
Macon lias ever felt a pride in the Georgia
Southern and Florida railroad. Since its
inception it has been looked upon ns a
purely Macon enterprise, and its marveloui
success lias filled the hearts of every Macon-
itc with a just pride. While other cities
have planned gigantic schemes to connect
one ocean with the other, and after publish
ing to the world the wonders they were
going to perform and have wound up with
a few miles of inferior track and poor cqnip-
;nt, Macon has without blow or bluster
gone quietly along and has in successful
operation one ot the best equipped roads in
the entire South. And what is more to the
point is that it 1ms been Macon money and
Macon brains that has accomplished the
work. And it is Macon brains that so suc
cessfully manages the road after it is built.
Macon people will therefore hail wit-h
pleasure the following official announce
ment of the day that traffic to all points
in'Florida will be opened.
KOTICK TO CONNECTIONS.
Ceouuia South fun and Florida IIaii.-
iai), Macon, Ga., Sept. 20:—We take pleas
ure iu announcing that the Georgia South
ern and Florida railroad, known ns the
Suwnncc River route to Florida, now under
construction, will Ire completed to I.nke
City, Fla., by October 13, next, when train
service will be extended from Valdosta, Ga.,
to that point.
“At Lake City connection will lie made
with (the Florida Central anil Peninsular
railroad for all pints in Florida.
“Necessary arrangements for through
hcduics and sleeping car service have been
entered into, so that wc wil! be fully pre
pared to handlo business this season into
aud out of Florida.
‘•The entire road will lie completed and in
operation from Macon, Ga , to Palatka, Fla.,
by tlie first of December next.
“Reference to map herewith sent xvill
siiow the advantages wc offer ns a short
line to nearly all important points in that
“The track and equipments arc unsurpass
ed by any in this section.
“We will forward a request for ticket rep
resentation in a few days, and trust you will
feel justified in placing on sole a full line of
tickets liy the Suwnncc River route.
“A. C. Knait, Traffic Manager.
Manager Knapp is handling the
new road for all it is worth, and it is
proving a bonanza.
In the meantime, this and other
roads arc side-tracking Thomapville,
leaving her high and dry, stranded as
it were. If Thomasvillo does not
rouse herself, it will he too late, and
then good-by prosperity.
It has been stated frequently that
General Taylor did not like Mr. Jeffer
son Davis, and that he tried to per
suade his daughter not to marry him.
According to Major John F. Ed
wards, of Atlanta, he did try to per 1
suade his daughter not to marry him
because lie did not want her to marry
any one. He did not dislike Mr. Da
vis Mr. Edwards witnessed the mar
riage. He says: "The wedding
came off quietly at my grandmother’s
house, with the consent and good
wishes of ail the relatives of the young
people. The witnesses besides my
self were Col. Hancock Taylor, Gen.
Taylor’s brother, Capt. Allison, his
brother in-law, and "my mother and
“John deal,” said a newly-married
Chicago woman to her husband, “you
are never going to scold about your
meals are you ?”
“Nor find fault with me when I buy
“Aud you’ll always think just as
much of me as you do now ?”
“You dear, kind, goodly John, I
know I shan’t want a divorce from
you for ever so many mouths!”*
Mr. Jones—I don’t think women
arc so fond of dress, after all.
Mrs. Jones.—Certainly not. The
constant cry that women arc vain and
fond of dress is all nonsense. But
you used to think they were. What
has caused you to change your opin
Mr. Jones—Well, I’ve been down
at the beach watching them bathing.—
'‘GUARANTEED, EVERY PAIR,
Or Money Refunded.
*rv ? ROVfr
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which our “Onyx” jDyed Hosiery
met with last season, and the univer
sal satisfaction given hy these abso
lutely fast dye goods lias stimulated
us to still further improvement for
this season, hy producing the goods
from Ingrain yarns, thus giving
greater strength and wearing qualities
to tlio fabric, and at the same time re
taining all tint excellent qualities ol
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 p«ir 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 bo
Noue genuine unless stamped with
FOR SALE ONLY BY
I. Levy & Ci,
Mitchell House Block