The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, November 08, 1889, Image 1
$5.00 PER AIWnM THOMASVILLE. GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1889 Whiddon house has been established two years.” In addition to these we have the Masury hotel, and the Brighton, two of the best equipped hotels in the South; also the Gulf—ho* fast ap proaching completion—Pine Summit, Wolcott Hall, the Willows, Oak Hill, the Randall House and Fine Villa, the extensive private-boarding houses of the Misses Uhler, Mrs. F. D. Peets, and scores of others. Ho place, in the'South, is better prepared to take care of winter visitors. vale baths, etc. The dining-room and halls are heated by steam. The hotel has accommodations for about three hundred guests, and has all the appointments of a first-class hotel, and superior accommodations for tourists who wish to spend the winter in the South. The cuisine is unexceptionable, a special feature of which is an abun dant supply of pure Alderney milk from the Winn -farm, and oranges from Dr. Bower's Indian river planta tion. Daily shipments of fresh meats, etc., from New York. Every care and attention is given to the culinary department, as well as the comfort and pleasure of guests. The Piney Woods hotel is one of the finest in the country, but equal interest is centered in the MITCHELL HOUSE, which ranks with it in point of archi tectural beauty, elegance, and comfort. Both the Piney Woods and Mitchell house are leased by M. A. Bower, and are conducted by competent manag ers. The Mitchell house is built of brick, and great care has been taken to make it perfect in every respect, two years being occupied in its con struction. It faces a large park and the courthouse square. Along the entire front extends a high veranda, varying in width from eighteen to twenty-eight feet. The halls and pub lic rooms are heated by steam, thus insuring the house a perfectly even temperature. Lovers of the “cheerful blaze,” however have not been forgot ten, most of the rooms being furnish ed with open fire-places. The walls thioughout the building are hard fin ished, and the trimming is of native polished wood. The office, parlors, reading and dining-rooms are on the main floor; also a billiard-room, and bfiffeT. The sleeping-rooms are un- usual’y large, and each contains a commodious clothes press, an addition every lady will appreciate. Sixteen suites have' private baths. Double sets of baths and closets are conven iently located for visitors on the prin cipal floors; also separate places for servants. The house is lighted through out by gas, and is furnished with modern improvements, such as elec tric bells, elevator, and other appoint ments usually found in the best hotels of Northern cities. In addition to these two elegant hotels, THE STUART HOUSE, owned and managed by Mr. Charles F. Stuart, is another attraction on Thomasville. This house] is three stories high, built of wood in the most modem style, and contains up wards of sixty rooms. Mr. Stuart, who is a native of Maryland, has had many years’ experience in catering to the public. He first commenced in San Francisco in 1849, in the culinary department of the famous Wilson restaurant. He quit in 1858, moved to Georgia, joined the army, and, be ing disabled by a wound, conducted the hotel business for himself at Val dosta, Ga. In 1887 he moved to Thomasville, where he has a wider and more extensive field. Mr. Stuart was the first hotel man in the State to build sample-rooms for drummers. The Stuart house is supplied with gas, water, electric bells, and every convenience and modern appliance. It has four hundred feet of open outdoor verandas. Another hotel specially adapted for the comfort and convenience of guests Adown the lane, where loeea blow, The happy lovers homeward go; The air is soft, the skies aglow, List how the lover whisper low. The air is soft, the skies aglow, And in the gath’ring mist, I trow, He murmurs tender words and low, Adown the lone where roses blow. He murmurs tender words and low, And stoops to kiss her ns they go Adown the lane, where roses blow, And ling'ring loves whisper low. —Jules Massenet, In New Yo-k Herald. * — How Others Look at Thomasville. We take the following extracts from the “Old Homestead,” in reference to our fast growing piney woods city: “Thomasville the seat of Thomas_ county, is in the extreme southwestern part of Georgia, about twelve mile? from the Florida line and twenty-five miles from the gulf. It is two hund red miles southwest of Savannah and two hundred-and sixty-seven miles south of Atlanta, with rapid communi cation by rail with those cities. The principal growth of southwest Georgia is pine, and it is so abundant that; all.of this region of country is familiarly known as the 'piney woods.’ Thomasville, with a natural drainage and an elevation of three hundred and fifty!feet above sea level,is completely free from malaria or any disease pe culiar to a low climate. In tl.is high, dry, resinous atmosphere yellow fever has never been known, and relief and safety from other diseases have been found here in thousands of cases. The country is wonderfully fruitful, and the LeConte flourishes in the most luxur ious abundance. All kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables are raised, as the rich earth is as bountiful with her gifts as the balmy air is with its blessings. •Thomasville has a population of about six thousand and the people arc noted for their kindness and hospitality to strangers and visitors. Tl\ey know they have a goodly heritage, and are anxious to have others- visit them and see for themselves. They-desire all to help in the development of the country, to breathe the pure air of this singu larly blessed section, and make a home with them. They welcome visitors with a gen uine southern welcome, and it Is not a meaningless one. It is as warm as the glorious sunshine of the south, as ihe wmds that are wafted through the piue forests. It knows no north, no south, no east, no west, but embraces all. It is unaffected, unostentatious, hearty and sincere. It is the welcome of Thomasville. The water of this favored city is furnished by artesian wells and the supply is abundant and unfailing. The water is entirely free from albumenoid ammonia, and is superior to mountain springs or ordinary wells. The churches here embrace all the different religious denominations, and visitor? are [welcome in any place of worship. The educational advantages in Thomasville are exceptionally good. A large female college, under excel lent management, graduates young ladies in the highest studies. A branch college of the state univessity, with free education, gives boys a splendid practical education, while several other academies and schools afford unsur- passed facilities for the development of the minds of youth. This city probably .has the most select visitors from all sections during winter season, and her society is cul tured and refined. Guests are treated with that unaffected, unvarying hospi tality and courtesy which has always been a distinguishing feature of gentle southern people. While this city is the favorite retort of tourists and pleasure seekers, it can be truthfully said that it is a poor man’s paradise. Here the mechanic can find remunerative employment in the different lines of trade; and there is always a demand for skilled workmen in every branch. The people want canning lactones, yarn mills, variety works, chair factories and various other industries. Dairy farms, too, are lu- sugar cane, potatoes, both sweet and Irish: turnips, cabbages, grapes, to matoes, and all fruits of the tropical kind, can be had here for nominal sum/. To the settler, the best kind of happy, independent homes are guar- anteed, arid to the speculator a fortune awaits. Land never had an inflated, speculative or fictitious value here- Every thing and every transaction is on a solid basis. Thomasville never had a boom. She has had what is better—a steady, solid, healthy growth. She has the best, climate in the south,' unequalled attractions in the shape ’ of hotels, resoris, drives, games, fishing, and above and beyond all, she has the healthiest record of any winter resort in America. ” Speaking of Dixie Nursery, the writer says: DIXIE NURSERY is managed and owned by Mr. H. H. Sanford, one of >he noted horticultu rists in the south. The nursery is located on the Boston and Quitman road, in the suburbs of Thomasville. The tourist and visitor to this beauti ful resort is beguiled on the way by elegant drives and surroundings of great beauty. The nursery itself is a revelation, and every species of do mestic plant, flower, shrub and fruit indigenous to this climate can be found here, while rare exotics and imported The green Who are not Entitled to Membership The following persons are not eligi ble to membership under the consti tution of the Farmers and Laborers Union of America, and if any such are now members of the Farmers’ Al liance or Agricultural Wheel, they are not entitled to, and must not be given, the new secret work, to-wit: 'Merchants, merchants’ clerks, or any one who owns interest in a dry good, hardware, furniture, drug store, or any other mercantile business, un less said member is elected to take charge of a Co-operative Formers and Laborers Union store; no lawyer who has n licenso to practice law in a county, district, or supreme court; no onctAho owns stock in any nation al, state, or other banking association. • Given under my hand and seal thjp the 18th day of October, 1889. [seal.] Evan Jones, Pres. F. & L. U. of Ala. Still another in voice of choice dress * goods just received. Our Ladies’ Broad cloth in all the leading < colors is certainly worthy of your attention. ’We are 60c. per yard under New York retail prices on them; In Carpets and Rugs we down ev ery in this market, and we invite a comparison of pric es with other' and larger markets. In Ladies, Misses and Children’s' Wraps we are head quarters, as we are in everything else pertaining to!! our m 0 ™ stocks are also presented, house is in charge of. competent gen tlemen, and whose practical knowledge of the apparatus used enables them at all times to maintain such ^an even temperature that the plants are kept from being frosted or slinled in growth. Goes Right to the Marrow. It in not often that Senator Wade Hampton ventures to discuss ques tions of political economy, but when he does he goes right to the roarrow. In a recent interview he said: “The South is destined to become great as a manufacturing section; but it does not need protection for its 'infant in dustries.’ In coarse fabrics South Carolina is already underselling the cotton mills of Lowell. When out shop ping, ladies will do This Dixie nursery has for years dem onstrated its capacity for producing first class stock at as low rates as any of the most extensive northern floral establishments. In addition, it can save patrons a heavy percentage of loss resulting (rom distant carriage, besides lessening the expense of ex- Mr. Sanford has made a well to drop in at LOHNSTEIN’S and inspect the va rious lines of new goods, just being opened. They are very handsome and at very attractive prices. We are very busy and havn’t time to say much about them in this issue, but will be sure to please you if you will give us a call. Respectfully, The reason why the South must become the great manufacturing section of the United States is quite evident. Its climate enables us to work ra months in the year. Labor is cheaper and the cot ton is grown right on the ground. These inducements are bound to bring Then in regard to iron; pressage. success of the Dixie nursery, and his reputation as a florist, gardner and fruit grower is not confined to the limits of the state. His nursery has been admired by critical visitors from abroad, who pronounced it equal to any they had seen in the north, while his local patronage throughout Georgia and the southern states is significant ot the fact that the people know and appreciate a good thing in horticulture. Taken in all its aspects, the Dixie nursery is a credit to Thom asville, and, lor that fact, to all Geor gia. It deserves the greatest of kind patronage. Of our hotels the Chronicle, says: “To mention Thomasville without bringing to mind that elegant new hostelry, THE PINEY WOODS HOTEL, would be as astounding as the play of "Hamlet” with the prince left cut. This magnificent hotel is justly noted one of the most popular southern re sorts for health, pleasure, and com fort. Its superior location is immed iately opposite (fifty yards away) the new park, “Yankee Paradise." From its broad piazzas the perfumes of the grand old pines can be inhaled. Pleasant walks and drives are laid out in “Paradise’ for the comfort of the guests of the Piney Woods hotel. The house, after plans of Mr. J. A. Wood, architect, of New York city, is model ed similar to the Grand Union hotel at Saratoga springs, has wide and lolly verandas on either side, and with projecting towers, giviug a cozy, home like, yet imposing effect. The hotel has a frontage toward the park of ov er four hundred feet, the city front, finished in the same way, is somewhat longer, making all rooms desirable. No “inside” apartments. The par lors and rooms are spacious and ele gantly furnished *ith the latest style of furniture. Gas, electric bells, and open iire-places, or steam heat, in every room. Many suites have pri- capital to us. ii we can produce that at fix per ton, that is done, we have no need tor protection. The South has superior natural advantages, aud whatever protection the Government levies simply helps to keep up the compe tition of the North.” THE WHIDDON HOUSE, owned and managed by Mr. E. B. Whiddon, This pleasant house is located iit the centre and most desir able part of Thomasville. It is new and complete in every particular, and furnished tbronghout in an elegant manner. The Whiddon house has all the modem conveniences, the menu is perfect, and the service is rendered by trained and efficient servants. The terms in this house are quite reasona ble, and prices are graded according to accommodations furnished. The Mr. J. S, Cohen, of Augusta, has just returned from Mexico. Speaking of that country, he said: Good business men ore at a premi um thero. The language is a Spanish E atois, although much French is spo- en. The girls ore good looking, the men gallant, and the supervision of yoUng women by parents or guardians is very strict. The man who serenades his sweetheart must stand across the street and charm her through a barred window.