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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, September 28, 1889, Image 3

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WE WAHT -TO- IMPRESS m, -IF WE CAN, WITH— Our Idea —OF THE MEANING OF— Low Prices And in order to accomplish this re quest you to read the following: ForthisWeekOnly, (Ending Saturday, Sspt. 28tli.) 50 pieces Lonsdale 4-4 Bleached, 8Jc. 50 “ FruitoftheLoom “ 8$c - 75 “ Lovely Dress Ginghams, 7Jc. Never before sold tor less than 12-^c. These goods you must have to begin the season. 4 fa W8 Impressed You? Read Still Further: 25 do/., fine Balhriggau hose, 20 cents, worth 35. 25 doz. tine Balhriggau hose, 25 cents, worth 40. MGRELY’S SUPERIOR English Hosiery For Gentlemen and Ladies. —SEE OUR— Sanitary Black Hosiery, GUARANTEED STAINLESS, And the best on the market. SPECIAL BARGAINS THIS WEEK -IN- Towcls, Table Linens, Bed Spreads, 5, C, 10 j Sheeting, Lace Curtains and House Furnishings Generally. IN AMERICA. The above are only a tew specialties. Dozens of bargians in every depart ment of our immense stores for The Coming Week. Call and get them, remembering that the “Early bird catches the worm.” N. 11.—\\\* call )our attention to the tact that our stores will he closed on Thursday, 26th, to observe our annual holiday. Respectfully, Leaders of Styles and Low Prices. 109 & 111 BROAD ST THE DAILY TIMES-ENTERPRISE. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1889. SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU R. Tlinmas Jr’s - 126 Broad Sheet. O. S. Bondurant Vountoer Observer Weather Ilnllctin for tlic 24 hours ending at 7 o'clock I\ M., Sept. 27, 1889. TnuERATUim. 7 n. m - u3 2 1>- 7 p. 70 Maximum for 24 hours 81 Minimum “ “ “ Rain-fall Local Schedule. Passenger for Savannah Lv... G SO p m Passenger from Savannah Ar... 7 00 a m Fast mail for Savannah Ar.. .12 05 p m i. •• <« u I«v...12 35 p in 4 “from “ Ar... 131P n* “ “ from Savannah Lv... 200 pm Passenger from Albany Ar... 5 20 p m Passenger for “ L y * • • ® a m Freight and Acom. for Albany Lv... 5 45 p in .? •• .. from “ Ar... 7 20am Freight ami accoin. from W’ayc..Ar... 4 50 p m .. .1 •• for Chatt. Lv... GOO p m .« .. u for Wave.... Lv... 8 00am ii *. •• from Chatt. Ar... G30 a in THOMASVILLE ANI) MON’TICELLO. Freight aeeoro. for Monticello Lv.. .8 45 a m ii •• from “ ....Ar.. .6 20 p m Fast mail for “ •• • Lv.. .2 OG j> m " “ from “ ....Ar..l210 p m The drummers stormed the town yesterday. The weather yesterday was cool and bracing. The farmers were well represented in the city yesterday. SheiifT Patterson, of Decatur county, was in town yesterday. A new drinking fountain has been put up in fiont of H. B. Ainsworth’s, on Dawson stree*. It is a noticeable fact that lower Broad street is improving very rapid >y- Mrs. E. \V. Stephens and children, who have been spending the summer at Cartersville, have returned home. Mr. B. Goldberg has opened a com mission business in the store recently occupied by E. Crine, on Jackson street. A. L. Tucker, colored, who was ap pointed mail agent on the Savannah fast mail over a month ago, has just assumed charge. The family of Mr. M. N. McRae, who is now with his brother, Dr. F. B. McRae, have arrived from Jesup, and will make Thomasville their home. An Otter, weighing 301bs, was caught in n branch, some six miles from town, by Ben Simmons’ dogs, the other day. Mr, Fred Bibb, of this city, will open a grocery store at Boston short ly. Ilis Thomasville fricuds recom mend him to the citizens of Boston. He is all right. Mr. E. B. Whiddon, Dr. Jeff White, and others, tried the ducks at Lake Iamonia yesterday. Charley Davis had sent up word that they were there in large numbers. Mrs. Emily Hawkins, of Marianna, Fla., who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Coyle, on Jack- son street, returned home yesterday afternoon. Col. William Bailey, of the Augus ta, Tallahassee & Gulf Ry., and Mr. D. S. Walker, Jr., a prominent lawyer of Tallahassee, were at the Stuart yes terday. Mr. H. W. Semon, general advance agent of the Haverly-Cleveland min strels, which appears here Oct. 71I), was at the Whiddon yesterday. The minstrels will stop at the Whiddon while here. Mr. E. M. Mallettc has sold a small farm below Boston to George Wil liams, colored. Wc are pleased to note the disposition of the colored people to owu their homes, Mr. Mal- lette is iu a position to accommodate all who come. The show windows in Thomasville, if possible, are made more attractive every season. They arc uot excelled in point of arrangment, taste and style, by any outside of the largest cities. I11 fact they will compare most favorably with auy of these. We have been surprised to le.-tru, in conversation with farmers, the large number who have for years kept their stock fenced in; and it is a noticeable fact that these men have better stock than their neighbors. These men have been doing for years past what all the farmers on the south side of the railroad now pro pose to do. OURTRIGHT & DANIEL 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, What a Leon County Farmer Says of the No Fence Law. Dr. J. A. Andrews, of Leon county, was in town yesterday. ‘Ilow does the no fence law work in Leon county?” the reporter asked the Doctor. “It is working well. While there was some opposition to it at the start, I know of only two— possibly three- men in our section of the county op posed to it. I am satisfied that when it is tested, as is being done, they, too, will be no fence men.” “How do the colored tenants and laborers stand on the question?” we asked the doctor. They, too, like many whites, were opposed to the law, but I am satisfied that after the law has been tested,they will see the benefits and approve it." “IVliat about the report that Leon county is to build a division fence along the state line*” “I am glad you asked me that ques tion," said the doctor. “I am one of the county comm ssioners of Leon county,and can give you definite infor mation on that point. 'I here is a mis taken idea among the farmers on the Georgia side of the line about this matter. The law does not require Leon county to fence against Georgia. It only requires that we fence against surrounding counties in Florida. It will thus be seen that farmers in Geor gia, along the line, must fence in their stock, or adopt some other method ot keeping their stock from raiding on tlie no lence section across in Florida, i his is a strong argument in favor of your people, especially those living along the line, adopting the no fence law, as they will have to fence their stock in to keep them from intruding on us, whether that section of Thomas county adopts the no fence law or not.” We submit these views of Dr. An drews for the consideration of the planters, and all oihers interested, liv ing south of the railroad. They will do well to study them. Nine Hundred and Fifty Bales. Mr. E. W. Stephens returned a few days ago from a visit to Maj. Bella my's plantation in Jefferson county Fla. Maj. Bellamy is the cotton king of Florida, and Mr. Stephens says lie told him that he expected to make, this season, nine hundred and fifty bales. A Tribute to a Thomas County Preacher. The Bainbridge Democrat thus re fers to the Rev. T. A. White, one of God’s most devoted ministers: This accomplished gentleman and able divine preached Ida last sermon at the Baptist Church last Sunday night. lie has been filling the pulpit of this church for three years to tlie eminent satisfaction of its members and the public generally. Owing to his local charge in Lowndes county,where he lives, lie could only fill the pulpit here every 4th Sunday in each month. Our whole people will part with him regretfully. We’ll hot a good large sum that the prea- sent Legislature adjourns without having passed a dog law.—Leary Courier. Of courso they will. The ynl- ler eur and flop eared hounds are so necessary to the happiness aud prosperity of the state, that they should be protected, not taxed. This is the opinion of Major Buzzfuz ot Doodlcvillc. And in this opinion. Col. Bluster of Possum Trot, concurs. Tlie soliciting committee for sub scriptions to the picnic aud barbecue of the Stock Breeders’ Association, will call on the citizens of Thomas ville next Monday for their contribu tions, A big crowd will be present, and a liberal contribution is necessary to meet the demand. Wc hope and believe the good people ot our com munity will heartily respond to the call. Respectfully, B. A. Bass, Chairman. J. S. Montgomery, Secretary. We ask for a careful reading of “Experience” on the fence question. He evidently knows what he is talk ing about. Read the article; it is in structive and amusing. ‘Experience” on the No-Fence Law- Some Sound Sense. Ed. Times-Enterprise: The next question to be considered is, what is the greatest draw-back that Thomas county has to contend with ? I answer fences.” I own a little farm. I hire a negro to help me, and he and I and my children work the farm, and if it were not for my neighbors’ cows and hogs and goats, I could, with proper energy, industry and care, make enough one year.to support my family two years. But I wake up in the morning, after a hard day’s work, and find six cows and ten hogs in my field. A poor old starved cow, r.ot worth a dollar, has thrown down the fence and let in all the cows and hogs in the neighbor hood, and the bread and meat I ex pected to make for the support of my family the next year, is gone and lost. When I remonstrate with my neigh bor about the trespass of his cattle on my place, he says, “You did not have the right sort of a fence—it was not so high, and was not so wide between the rails, as the law requires.” What can I do but submit to my loss and grieve over the law which subjects the fruits of my labru to such a terribly disaster. Is it any wonder that the farming community arrays itself against other classes, when these other classes usurp all the offices which constitute government, and cither re fuse or decline to make such laws as will most effectually protect them? But what can you say of a farmer or land owner in your county who, in a contest on this question, votes “lor fence ?”. Echo answers what? Suppose I own a farm on which there is a hundred acres of open land. I want to divide it into four fields of twenly-five acres each—one for corn, one for cotton, one for oats and one for pasture. Every hundred yards of fence will require four hundred rails. I have to furnish the timber and pay a dollar a hundred for cutting, splitting and putting up the rails. Now let us see what it is going to cost me. The piece of land is a square, that makes it seven hundred yards long on each side. Add the four sides together, and that makes twenty eight hundred yards. At four hundred rails to each hundred yards, it will take a hundred and twelve dollars to make the outside fence. Then, if I divide it into four fields, I will have to run two cross fences, one north and south nnd the other east and west, and each of these strings of fence will take twenty-eight hundred rails, making in the aggregate five thousand six bun dred rails, which, at a dollar a bun dred, is fifty-six dollars. Now add the money it takes to make the outside fenne, to what it takes to make the cross fences, nud you will sec that I am out one hundred and sixty-eight dollars, and what for? Just to keep about twenty dollars worth of old, no account cows and a dozen razor-hacked hogs from eating me out of house aud home. Again, I reckon it is not extrava gant to say, that every year one rail out of ten will get broke or rot, or in such condition as will require a new one. That will he ten per cent, an nually, I will have to pay on my in vestment iu rails.' Now, if I could save that ten per cent, mid spend it in sending my children to school, how much better off I would be. But, “Oh no,” says the fence man by his opposition to the no-fence law, “I can’t allow you to save your crop, aud educate your childreu at the expense of old Brindle,” (who has had one horn knocked oil’ when I was driving her out of the field), “aud my old spotted sow,” (whose left ear was torn oil by the dogs when she was run out of the plantation.) What next after this? The first thing I know, along comes an officer and tells me: “I have a warrant for you.” “What for?” says I. “Ma licious mischief,” says lie. “The other day, in driving some cows nnd hogs out of your corn field, you, or some of your folks, knocked the horn off a cow, and your dogs bit off a sow’s ear, and Timothy Scruggs has sued out a warrant for you before judge Mitch ell.” Well, I go to town and get some body to go my security for my appear ance at court next Monday. When court comes, and Judge Mitchell takes his seat oh the bench, Tom Hop kins, county solicitor, presents an ac cusation or indictment against me for malicious mischief, swears his witnesses, puts them on the stand, aud proves by one, that at or.c place my fence was only four feet and ten inches high, and hv another, proves that within less than three feet from the ground there was a place where there was a crack in the fence, where the rails were more than four inches apart. The Judge finds me guilty, and I am sentenced to pny a small fine and the costs. Mr.,’ Editor, do you know what court costs arc ? If not, you better study up the question. Some day it may be important for you to know. I don’t know that I am exactly cor rect about the rail fence matter, but I think I am so nearly so as to show the correctness nnd force of the idea I wish to present. I have other ideas on the fence question which I may pieseut next week. Experience. Railroad Racket- Ool. William Hailey, of St. Louis, General Manager of tlie Augusta, Tallahassee A Gulf railway, is in the city, etl route tor Carre belle to boom the work of construction. . large force oflmmls are engaged in cutting out the right of way from tlie Ochlockonee in this direction, and soon tlie work of track I,'tying on this side will begin. The woods will soon 1m full of railroad camps—tlie road is coming this time sure.—Floridian. Colonel Bailey was in the city yes terday and held a conference with some of our prominent citizens, in ref erence to this line of road- Thomas ville is deeply interested in a direct route to a good harbor on the Gulf, and with a connection with the F., R. & N. system. The Augusta, Talla hassee & Gulf road would give her these. Let us leave nothing undone to secure thsse advantages. With this line to Carrabellc, and it extended on to Augusta, Thomasville would be out ol the woods. Both arc within our reach. But railroads have quit running rough shod over places; something must he done to secure these lines. Inaction has been the curse and bane of Thomasville. Will she now wake up? For Rent. By advertisement elsewhere, it will he seen that the I’car Farm, contain ing 175 acres of open land, lying with in two miles of town, can be rented on easy terms by a good tenant. The place is a very desirable one, and is conveniently located. See advertise ment. Mr. T. E. Dismukes, of Ilainhridge, was at the Stuart yesterday. m are daily receiving -OF- Fall Miss Eva Morehouse, of Talbotton, is visiting her brother, Mr. Ward Morehouse, on Dawson street. See what the Red Front Grocery says about new syrup. They have the best. Mrs. Belle Linn and daughter, Miss Virgie, returned yesterday from a pro tracted summer trip. Tiles of cottou rolled into Thom- asville yesterday—aud buyers paid top prices, spot cash, for every hale. Charley Cooper, the old time bar her, who cut the first hair from your upper lip, has opened up a barber shop over Mr. A. F. Prevatt’s Char ley has always been a favorite with the people ol Thomasyille, and we hope he will receive a fair share of patron age. Give Charley a call. New cano syrup just arrived, fresh and tine, at the Red Front Grocery. 9-28-4td If you want a goo-1 shave call on C. it- Simpson, at S. Fleishcr's Ilarbcr Shop. sep'28-I w Gin House Insurance, —WITH— Mansell <& Merrill, Thomasville, Ga. d&wto octl-lo. -AND- Winter CLOTHING! and our line ot Light MOST HI Call and get Prices before buy ing at UYBim Cost Prices, and we will s3.a_-v:ej YOU MONEY Clothier? andiMshers, ioe £r st., Thomasville, Ga