ANCIENT CHINESE BRIDGES.
Engineering Science in the Celestial Em
pire 2,000 Years Ago.
The Chinese suspension bridge,dat
ing from the time of the Han dynasty
(202 B. C., to 220 A. I)..) furnish
striking evidence of the early acquain
tance of the Chinese with engineering
science. According to the historical
and geographical writers ot China
was Shang Lieng, the commander of
the army under Kaen Tsu. who
undertook the construction of the
roads in the province of Sliense, to
the west of the capital, the high moun
tains and deep gorges of winch made
communication difficult, and which
could be reached only by circuitous
routes. At the head of an army ot
10,000 workmen, Slung Lieng cut
through mountains and filled up the
valleys with the soil obtained Irom the
excavations. Where, however, this
was not sufficient to raise a road high
enough, he built bridges resting upon
abutments or projections.
At other places where the mountains
were separated by deep gorges, lie
carried out a plan of throwing suspen
sion bridges, stretching from one slope
to the other. These bridges, appro
priately called bv the Chinese writers
“flying” bridges, are sometimes so
high as to inspire those w ho cross
them with fear. At the present day
there is still a bridge in existence in
Sbense 400 feet long, which stretches
across a gorge of immense depth.
Most of the bridges are only wide
erough to allow of the passage of two
mounted men, railings on both sides
serving for the protection of tnvelers.
It is not improbable that the mission
aries who first reported on Chinese
bridges two centuries ago, gave the
initiative to the construction of sus
pension bridges in the west.
11 WHAT MEDICINES ABE MOST
Mkod the reporter of an old druggist.
** Dr. Pierce's preparations,” lie replied.
‘•They are sold under a positive guar
antee that they will, in every case, give
satisfaction, or the money is promptly re
funded. His ‘Favorite Prescription, for all
those chronic weaknesses, nervous and other
derangements peculiar to women, is used with
unfailing success. It cures weak back, bear
ing-down sensations, irregularities and weak
nesses common to the sex, and being the
most perfect of tonic medicines builds up
and strengthens the entire system. The de
mand for it is constant, and I am conversant
wifw scores of cases cured by it.”
Returning after a few moments’ absent*,
the venerable wicldcr of the pestle remarked,
‘‘the number of sarsaparillas and other, so-
called, * blood medicines* is legion; but T ‘~
Piercc's Golden Medical Discovery outi ..
them all and it is the only blood-purifier out
of the many which I am obliged to keep upon
my shelves, that is guaranteed to benefit or
cure in all cases for which it is rot ommended,
or money paid for it is refunded.”
“ In lie line of Fills.” remarked tho old gen
tlemen, “the little Sugar-coated ‘Pellets’
put up by Dr. Pierce lead all others, both in
amount of sales and tho general satisfaction
they give my customers.”
Copyright, 1SSS, by WORLD’S DlS. MED. A£8’N.
Headquarters lor Drugs!
ES1D & CTJLPBPFER’S
120-122 Broad St., - Thomasville, Ga
:School and Blank Books, Stationery,:
Of every style. Pianos and Organs, Sheet Music, Etc.
< BEAR IN MIND >
-THAT THEY HAVE T1IE-
for an incurable case of Ca
tarrh Ill the fiend by the
proprietors of Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy. By
its mild, soothing and healing properties, it
cures the worst eases, no matter of how Jong
standing. By druggists, 50 cents.
A Pretty Pair.
From the Detroit Free Press.
If Chalmers and Mahone, with their
military and political records, were
democrats, where would be the repub
lican newspaper that would let a day
pass without having a fling at them*
Being republicans, how easily are
the (acts that one is notorious for his
part in the Fort Pillows massacre, and
that the other urged the starving of
union prisoners, forgotten. The con
dition of mind which prepares the
stomach of the average republican edi
tor to receive and assimilate every
thing which the party providence
sends it is a peculiar one, and perhaps
it is fortunate; in view of all which
that stomach, fed at such a table,
must endure. Chalmers was once a
bugaboo 10 frighten bad children into
good behaivior, and Mahone, even
now, forces the republican of Virginia,
who goes to bed in the dark, to cover
his head; hut then "everything goes,”
when party pol cy prescribes.
Georgia One Hundred Years Ago.
“F. S. T.,” in Washington Chronicle.
An old book in my possession gives
the followiug information concerning
Georgia in 1790. With its present
northern and southern boundaries, it
extended from the Savannah river to
the Mississippi, and contained twenty
counties. Wilkes county extended
from near Augusta to the line of Frank-
lyn and irom Savannah to the line of
Greene. According to the census of
1790 the population was 31.500.
Washington had a court house and jail,
thirty-four dwellings and an academy
whose funds amounted to .$40,000,
and had between sixty and seventy
students.. Wilkes exported about
3,000 hogsheads of tobacco, annually,
and no cotton, as the cotton gin was
not then invented,
Only Ocnaino System nl Memory Trnlmlu*.
Four Book* y,c»me<l in ono reading.
Mind waiulci-in* cured.
Every child c.n<l adnlt arcatly brnefltted.
* Groat inducements to C Jirespnudanco Classog.
Prorooctat, fritti orint mi of I>r. Wm. A. Haiti,
mqnifi tho Brieciaiisttu Mind Diseases.
Daniel tireenlcH fThoin ji-on, tbn Croat Psychol,
ovist, J. HI. finch Icy. J>. D.. editor of the Christian
Advocate. A’. V . Richard Proetar, th« Scientist,
Hons. \V. YV. A-tor, Jndjjo (Gtnon, Jt-Juli P.
Benjamin, an I oth-n. sent uo«t free by |J»
Prof. A. JLOIeUSTTli, 2*117 Fifth Av^TN. Y
Handsomest and Best kept Drug Store
Where run run find fresh and pure drugs and got prescriptions compounded at all hours
d«y or night, l»j competent Pharmacists. They use only Squibb’? preparations in the
prescription department arid guarantee goods and prices.
BEIW A t t LPFPPEK, 120-122 Broad St
If you want to get a stylish neck-tie you
must go to L. Steyerman & Bro.
If you want to get a nice suit for little
money go to L Steyerman & Bro.
They ere Headquarters for Stylish Goods.
Their rush for goods was so great that Mr.
L. Steyerman left Sunday night for the sec
ond stock for this season. He will now have
a chance to get the latest novelties in all
kinds of Dress Goods and Trimmings.
L. STEYERMAN & BROTHER,
LEADERS OF FASHION.
While Mr. Harrison is working on
the portion of his message in which he
proposes to dwell upon “the down
trodden negro in the south,” we would
suggest that he make a note of a fair
just held at Clarksville, Tenn., by the
colored people of that state. Every
officer and stock holder in the associa
tion was a negro, but white people
were allowed to compete for some of
the premiums. It would seem that
the colored people of Tennessee are
able to look alter their own interests
Mr. Harrison should make a note of
Imported from the Mineral
Springs on the Rhine, Ger
many, on draught at
For the Liver and Kidneys.
For sale at
1)' i.oyu ' y.
It costs $17.50 to call a man a liar
io Brooklyn. That sum has just been
•warded to an indignant resident. In
this lattitudc it generally costs a black
We will open, Monday, April 1st, at the
place lately occupied by Mr. P. H. Bone
a fine stock of fresh meats. Beef, Mutton and
Our meats are from our own farms, fat,
uicy and sweet. We will be glad to rective
our patronage and will serve yuu with the
est meats at the lowest possible prices.
F. P. Hebh &13*
Young Female College
Thomas vil le, Ga.
Fall Session Begins Wednesday, September 4th, 1889.
Full Collegiate course, affords every facility for a thorough
education. Location healthful, grounds extensive and attractive,
Collegiate course, term of 20 weeks, - - - §15.0C
Preparatory Department, 20 weeks, - - 10.00
Music, per month, - - - - - 4.60
Drawing, per month, ... . . 3.00
Painting, “ “ - 4.00
Board in College per month, ... 15.00
Tuition payable one-half in advance, balance at expiration
of first quarter. JNO. E. BAKER,
DR. M. M. T. HUCHINGSON;
of Lake City, Fla.,
30 Vears in tbe Practice of Medicine,
Offers his professional services to the citi
zens of Thomasville and surrounding coun
try. Office, 2nd door over A. C. Brown’!
store, and A. C. Brown's residence on Daw
son street. ri&wGm Sept 17.
DR. A. B. COUCH,
Modern - Pathology, • Hew - Remedies,
Offers his professional services to the citi-
eons of Thomasville and surrounding coun
try. Office over Steyerman’s store, Broad
street, Thomasville, Ga,
. c. skodgrass. b. r. hawkins
gNODGRASS & HAWKINS,
ip M. McINTOTSM,
Physician <& Surgeon,
C9~0FF1CE over Stark'*, corner Ilroad and
W. 1). MITCHELL, It. O. MITCHELL.
M itchell & mitchell,
Tkomuylllf, • • Oeorgla.
w. BRUCE,, M. D.
Coiner of Broad and Fletcher streets, [aug
fp S. DEICLE, M. D.,
Office in Hayes Building.
Residence—Corner College avenue and Mag
Telephone communication, No. 25 for night
J)R. JOEL B. COYLE
OFFICE, Broad St..'.over.Pickett’s.
g g. mclendon,
Thomasville, 1*212- I* Georgia.
Prompt attentionygivenlto all business en
trusted to him.
Office—Over WattVstore, |corncri‘Broad and
J II. COYLE, D. I). S.,
Thomasville, - Georgia.
OfTers his services to th citizens of Thom*
aavllle and vicinity.
Office hours—From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., and
Contractors & Builders
We will be glad to make contracts for, or
superintend, all classes of buildings, publle
or private, In either brick or wood. Will fur-
alsh plans and sped flea* ions If required. If
you want any building done call on-us, and
we will submit estimates whether contract Is
awarded us or not. We will guarantee satis
faction lh all our work. We refer to the many
buildings erected by us In Thoiuasvllle, and
to all parties for whom we have worked.
Shop on Fletcher st., 2nd door from Broad.
Thomasville, Ga., April 3,1839.
c N. S. Eaires,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
I will be glad to make contracts fot the
construction of all classes of buildings, pub-
lli and private, In either brick or wood.
I will guarantee In every instance to
give satisfactions Designs and plans drawn
and careful estimates made.
Ml Motto—Good, honest work at fair
prices. If you want any building done call
en me. I will eubmlt estimates whether
eentrset Is awarded ire or not. I refer to
the many public buildings erected by ke In
Themasvllle and elsewhere, and all parties
tor whom I have worked'
L^rl.yH'var Alb&n} k Ohieage Rj. 0o._ 1(9-
Direct Route 1
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN
THE*, SOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
wo through express trains dally, with Pull
man Palace Buffet Sleeping Cars by night,
and Chair Cars by day, between Cin
cinnati! and Chicago, IndlanApo-
Us and Chicago, and also be
tween Louisville and
where close con
nections are niado for
St. Paul, Fargo, Blnraark, Pol-
land, Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Intermediate—
Mott Fast Mail,
Leaving Louisville, Dafly except 8unday, at
7 *30 a. m. Clnclnnaltl, Dally, except Sunday
at 7:45. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55.
Tho most rapid service ever attempted be
tween the Great Commercial Cities on the
Ohio River and Chicago.
hrough Coupon Tickets, Baggage check
ed to destination, and your safety and com
fort provided for, are among the points that
have made the
Universally an<J deservedly popular.
OHN B.CARSON, Ylce-pren’t and Oen’l Mgr
W. H. McDOEL, Gen’l Traffic Manager,
E. O. MCCORMICK, Gen.l Passenger Agent
R. W. GLADING. Passenger and Freight Agt.
158 Broad St.. Thomasville Ga.
(Opposite Plney Woods Hetel.)
THOMASVILLE, - (JA;
E.B. Whiddon, Prop.
This house, located in the most desir
able and central part of tho city, is new
and complete in ercry particular. Fur
nished in tho most elegant manner and
provided -with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels. The menu is perfect, and
the service rendered by trained and'.po-
llto servants. Terms reasonable, and
prices graded according to accommoda
tions furnished. Carriages from tho
house meet all trains. .
H D. fudge,
i it mbits.
Tin and Hollow Ware,
of all kinds, and agent for
King’s Powder Co.
BIAL ISIAft AGi \T,
OFFICE IN MITCHELL HOUSE BLOCK,
Citj id! Coiitrj Pripirti for Silt,
And Taxm n Id.
Bring me a description oi your property
The old Cooke place, on
Madison street, lot 105 feet
front on Mauison street and
runs back to S. F. &W. It. .
A large but not new house,
price $1,500. Terms e sy.
One and one-half acre corner
lot on Stephens St., beyond
Albany railroad; 2 houses, 1
2 stories, price $2,000. Termg
The Bill Bryant place, on
Jackson st., in Flctcherville.
opposite the campus and near
the depot and the South Ga.
College, a large lot, fronting
117 feet on Jackson street, and
running back 700 feet.
(5-room dwelling, nice little
iear orchard, first, class neigh
borhood and a very valuable
lot; price $2,000. Terms made
to suit any bona fide buyer.
A new 4-room cottage, on
large lot in Fearnside; price
$1,400. Terms easy.
3 beautiful vacant building
lots on Haves and Calhoun sts.
70x196 ft,,' at $250 each, On
easy terms to those who wish
to improve them.
Elegant residence lot on
Clay st., near Hardaway, 70x
207, first class neighborhood;
price only $4uo.
5 small tracts of land, from
lo to 25 acres in each piece,
in less thai i two miles of the
city; price $30 per acre. Easy
Besidt s the above, J have
many city lots, improved and
unimproved, for business or
residences, inside or outside
lots, big and small lots, lovely
suburban places and farms
and plantations all over the
county for sale.
Any prospective buyer, who
wishes to get the best and most
for his money, would act very •
imprudently to purchase at
least before talking wilh me.
Reynolds, Hargrave & Davis, Propks.
Manufacturers and Dealers
ROUGH & DRE
OFFICE, CHURCH & &T0RE,
Wir« Screen Doors and Windows, Sash,
Doors and Blinds
AND INSIDEj HARDWOOD FINISH A
Four furnished rooms, up stairs,
parlor and kitchen privileges down
stairs, elegant neighborhood, Dawson
street, for rent at $07.50 a month.
This is a bargain.
Nice, new, furnished cottage on
Monroe street, close in, 4 rooms and
kitchen, $300 lor the season.
4 unfurnished rooms, up-stairs, new
and elegant neighborhood, Dawson
street, at $20.00 per month. No
Large Furnished House, close in on
Jackson street; 8 1-2 rooms. Price,
$500 for the season.
Large 7 room house on Madi
son street, near center of town,
at $20.00 per month. This is a
desirable and cheap house.
Upstais of house on Calhoun
Furnished house in East
End, 5 rooms besides dining
room and kitchen, at $50 per
E, I Mallette,
REAL ESTATE BROKER,