VOL 1-NO 139.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11, ’889
5.00 PER ANNUM
Our lev Prints
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
are selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
8o a Yard.
Make your selections before
they arc picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we are offering at the
marvelously low price of
25c a Yard,
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 cts.
We will sell you a beautiful
Ladies’ Union Linen Hem
stitched Handkerchief, which
is certainly the best value over
offered in Thomasvillo.
For £> 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' but a few ofcthc
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.
No Fence Law-
Suppose northern and western far
mers come down here and find they
could buy ttiese Thomas ebunty lands
at five dollars per acre, jind would be
at no expense in fencing out their
neighbors stock from their crops.
They would say, ‘’This is the country
for me. I am getting old, and neither
I nor my children are able to cut
down trees and split rails, and here is
a country where all I have to do is to
build a cow pen for my cows and oth
er stock, keep them out ot other peo
ple's crops and other people keep
their cattle out of mine.”
Then the remaining money left, af-
iffcr the purchase of the land, would be
used in putting up a snug, little house
and garden and other useful fixtures.
These farmers would all have fami
lies, wives and children, and school
houses would be built in every neigh
borhood, and all the white children
would receive their share of the edu
cational fund provided by the state.
Then you would see the southern
half of Thomas county, which is the
best part of it, "bud and blossom as
the rose,” as the poets say, and every
land owner in all that region, and his
wife and children would he happy.
There are thousands upon thous
ands of acres of good lands in that
part of Thomas county upon which
there is not sufficient timber to fence
it as the law requires, and these lands
are not fit for anything in the wqrld
now, except to pay taxes on them.
But if there was a no fence law
there, the farmers from the north and
west and the upper Carolines' and
Georgia would seek them, pay a rea
sonable price per arre for them, build
houses, rear families, churches and
school houses and make it one of the
most desirgble.regions in all the coun
try. Their children would receive and
.enjoy the benefit ot the common school
fund, and the tax payer would feel that
while he had a burden to carry in the
shape of taxes, his children would reap
some of the benefits therefrom.
But how is it now? No farmer from
any other part of the country, with
comparatively small means, is willing
to buy land and settle down upon a
hundred or two acres upon which
there is barely enough of timber for,
firewood, while the law require, him to
fence in his land and crops, to keep
some worthless cattle and hogs from
Another terror to the stranger is,
that in addition to what 1 have already
described, he will be surrounded by
neighbors of a different color from his
own, and with whom he does not wish
to establish social relations. The only
way for our people to reap their proper
advantages and avoid impending diffi
culty, is to get in a position, legally
and socially, suited to the exigencies by
which they are surrounded.
You may say what you please about
the Yankee and the negro, but when
it comes to the real test, it will be
found that the Yankee has no more
use socially lor the negro than we have.
We want them for laborers, but the
idea that by their presence among us,
and their votes, the interests ot the
good people of this county are to be
sactificed or lessened, is preposterous.
The whitechildrenof thiscounty,whose
parents pay. the taxes and carry upon
their own shoulders the burdens ot
society and government, are entitled
to protection in all their material in
terests. In my judgment, the best
investment a white man in the south
ern portion of Thomas county, who
loves his wile and children, could
make of his vote, would be to cast it
for no fence at the coming election.
132 BROAD ST.
English pheasants flourish in Geor
gia. The New York dandies who own
Jekylisland, imported .127 pheasants
two years ago. Last year* over 1,000
birds were raised, and this year there
are tully 4,000 birds on Jekyl Island.
The imported parents pf these birds
cosf $2 each, and they are too rich for
the ordinary citizen’s appetite;
McDonald aud the surrounding
country are on a boom. Dr. Harris’
drug store and office is completed and
it will be a credit to any town.
Messrs. Brice & Adams, have pur
chased a lot from Mr. Roberts, and
will erect a large store soon to enable
them to accommodate their growing
trade. McDonald is gradually draw
ing out from a “broad place” in the
Parties from a distance are making
inquiries for small placesnear McDon
ald ; that’s'what builds up a town, and
our neighbors should he. ready to sell
them at reasonable prices. When
our streets are opened and laid off
this fall, McDonald will look quite
Messrs. Pleasant Adams, and C.
W. Holloway, are attending the S. G.
A. College at Thomasville. The Mc
Donald" hoys have always made their
mark, and these young men will hold
up their reputation.
Messrs. John aud Jim Roberts, who
completed their course in Thomas-
villc last year, both have fine schools
now, the former is teaching at Cal
vary near Cairo, and the latter is
principal of the Worth Co., school at
We learn that Prof. W. G. Cren
shaw has a class at Cairo, in penman
ship, “Will” carries the pen graceful
Our clever friend, Mr. Tom Gandv,
is now carving beef at Thomasville,
and we commend him with his good
qualities aud honest dealing to the
peoole to whom he offers his services.
Messrs. Brice & Adams store came'
very near catching on fire a few nights
ago, which was done by a box of
matches which caught from rats cut
ting them, it is supposed. The fire
burned the box of matches, and also
burned the paper off of several doz.
packages, smoking up the goods, and
Mrs. Dr. Harris, and sister, Miss
Lela Stevens, will visit relatives in
Atlanta and take in the Exposition.
This is her first visit home since she
has become Mrs. H.
Alisa Mamie Barnes, a charming
and most lovable young lady of Quit-
man, is teaching a class in music at
Lebanon Academy. The citizens of
this neighborhood are so highly pleas
ed with her services that they are
thinking of making au effort to se
cure her services in connection with
the Literary school' next year by at
taching a room for the music depart
ment, to the academy.
d: d. p.
Support Homo Newspapers.
The Macon News very properly says
that “the responsibility for sustaining
a live newspaper in any locality de
volves upon the entire community.
For merchants it is the best medium
for reaching the people. A well-
worded and well-displayed advertise
ment in a newspaper draws more trade
than all the circulars they can issue
or haud bills and sign-boards they can
post iu their counties. The merchant
should therefore advertise liberally,
and also influence his customers to
take the paper he uses ns his medium,
Tho latter will respect his opinion, and
follow his advice, and then, as tlicir-
families read from week to wJek the
miscellaneous columns, they will be
insensibly led to feel many new wants
that he can supply, for every good
newspaper contains items what other,
peop'e, the wqrld over, are wearing or
eating, or What tools they are using,
or what new household stuff or labor-
saving machines have been intro
duced, and reading about these things
creates a desire for them that will
eventually lead to their purchase.”
Athens will soon have a thorough
sy-tem of electric fire alarpns.
President Nunnallya wants §10,000
for a new building foj the Mercer
From the Tribune of Rome.
Few people pause to admire the
poetry in the old hymns which they
sing 4 often, or to ponder the his
tories connected with them, through
the lines of which we get glimpses of
the lives of the writers—theiV joys and
sot rows, their hope aud despair. They
mean more than the written words—
more than Ac pra:30s they render—
more than the sweetest music with
which they are ushered through the
thrilling aisles. Perhaps everybody
is familiar with the history of that pa
thetic gem, “I would not live always,”
which breathed the language of a
heart forsaken by earthly love, and
with Dr. Watt's—
“IIow false arc all things here below,
How false and yet, how fair !
Each pleasure hath its poison, too,
And every sweet a snare.
The fondness for a creature’s love—
How strong it strikes the sense!
Thither the warm affections move,
Nor can we call them thence.”
This was written after the doctor,
then a very young man, had been
jilted by his lady love. Then there is
the “Rock of Ages,” “Jesus, Lover of
My Soul,” and a host of others, all
teeniiug with interesting personal ex
periences—especially that beautiful
hymn, “Jesus, I My Cross Have
And their poetry! Do we ever
pause to think of that? In their stan
zas, often set to mournful music, we
find such grand lines as
“Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown him Lord of All.”
and the “groves of Sharon” smiling
on “the silver-mantled plainsand
yet the fine poetry of Heher’s—.
“From Greenland’s icy mountains,
From India’s coral strand.”
What can be grander than the
closing lines :
"Waft, waft, ye winds, the story,
And you, ye waters—roll 1
'Tis like a sea of glory—
It spreads from pole to pole!”
“On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,”
is rnpturous and spirited in move
meDt, and teeming with benlitiful
imagery—there is in it the roar of
the tempest—the dash of the waves
on the strand, and the lifting of “a
wistful eye” to the unimaginable
glories of the home beyond embodies
all the love nnd longing of a lifetime ;
and in the second verse we have a
beautiful panorama of
"Fields nrrayed in living green
And rivers of delight I”
There is the sonorous sounding of
•‘How firm a foundation, ye saints of the
with pictures of “rivers of woe” path
ways of “fiery trials,” the confusion
of the wicked and the triumph of the
The “One sweetly solemn thought”
of Alice Cary is full of pathos and
poetry. Thousands of like instances
might he cited in tho poetry of these
beautiful old hymns, but space for
bids. Immortal as the works of
Homer aud Shakespeare, they will
go ringing down the ages, making
music in tho hearts of millions,
comforting the distressed, strength
ening the faint-hearted, and
sweetening the pathway to the world
beyond with their silver sounds, until
th&ir melodies shall mingle with the
.loftiest music of the harps of heaven !
TIIE PKESIDEIVTIAI, DILEMMA.
From tho Chicago Herald.
It bothers me, and, by my soul,
I'n^ata loss to fill up that hole.
Tom, Dick and Harry refuse
To place themselves in Tanner’s shoes.
But, since I call the fact to mind,
He left no shoes when he resigned.
I feared they all would speak at once,
But weeks are creeping into months,
And still no one is like to come
To fill the Tanner vacuum.
I wish I had a kith or kin
Who had not yet been counted in—
A nephew, cousin, aunt or brother—
'Twould have been filled without this
Gov. Gordon Fixes a Thanksgiving
Day for the Farmers.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 9 —The gov
-ernor to-day, at the request ot the far
mers’Alliance and the State Agricul
tural Society, issued a proclamation
calling on the people to observe Nov.
17th as a special Thanksgiving day
tor the bountiful harvests.
At the town cf Smyrna, on the
Western and Atlantic railroad, near
Marietta, to-day,' Hattie jSegars, a
pretty and popular young lady, aged
17 years, of thjt place, was run over by
the Marietta accommodation and re
ceived injuries from which she died in
-a few hours.
To Prove That the Earth Turns.
A German educational journal pub
lished in Frankfort gives the follow
ing directions for. proving that the
earth “does move:” fake a good-sized
bowl, fill it nearly full of water, aud
place it upon the floot of a room
which is not exposed to shaking or
jarring from the street. Sprinkle
over the surface of the water a coat
ing of lycopodium powder—a white
substance which is sometimes used for
the purposes of the toilet, and which
can he obtained at almost any apoth
ecary’s. Then upon the surface of
this coating ot powder make, with
powdered charcoal, and straight
black line, sayan inch or two in
lenth. Having made this little black
mark with the charcoal powder on
the surface of the contents of the bowl,
lay down upon the floor, close to tho
bowl, a stick or some other straight
object, so that it will be exactly paral
lei with the mark. If the line hap
pens to he parallel with a crack in the
floor, or with any stationary object in
the room, this will serve as well.
Leave the bowl undisturbed for a few
hours, and then observe the position
of tho black mark with reference to
the object that it was parallel with.
It will be found to have moved from
east to west.—that is to . say, in the
direction opposite to that of the move
ment of the earth on its axis. The
earth is simply revolving has carried
the water and everything else in the
bowl around with it, hilt the powder
on the surface has been left behind a
little. The line will always be found
to have moved from cast to west,
which is perfectly good proof that
everything else has moved the other
BROWN AND BETTERMENTS.
The Committee Declines to Call at the
Atlanta, Ga,, Oct. 8 The joint
committee to ascertain and receive the
betterments claims of the lessees of
the state road met to-dav, but the
claim was not pul in. President
Brown advised the committee this
morning that he desired to present a
written claim in person, but his infirm
ities led him to ask the committee to
meet at a hotel instead of at the capi-
tol building. The commitec declined
to take this step, but, on the contrary,
agreed that there should be no person
al conference whatever with the les
sees, and that all communications
from them must be submitted in writ
ing. The lessees were notified of this
action and given until next Tuesday to
put in then claims.
The Negro and Republicanism.
A few days ago a member of the
White Man’s Republican club, of
Houston, Texas, said : “The southern
negro is as free a^ you or I, but he is
not reliable. He votes as often with
the democrats as with the republicans.
He should be disenfranchised.” That
is what seems to be coming to the re
publican party. As. long as the negro
could be depended on to vote the re
publican ticket, nq republican said a
word in favor of disenfranchisement,
but when he began to vote the demo
cratic ticket about as often as the re
publican ticket, then the republi
can leaders wondered if it was not a
mistake to bestow upon him the right
to vote. If the negro is disepfanchts-
ed tt will be by the republican party
And Profit by the Same.
GUARANTEED, EVERY PAIR,
Or Monet) Refunded.
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which our “Onyx” Dyed 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 seas,,11, by producing tho 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, and you will
never wear any other stocking, for
every pair is warranted not to stain
the feet and clothing, and to withstand
tho effects of perspiration as well as
repeated washings. Furthermore,
any pair not found as represented, re
turn them and your money will b*e
None gentiiuo unless stamped with
FOR SALE ONLY BY
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Mitchell House Block