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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, December 12, 1889, Image 1

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VOL. 1--XO LSI. a m 9* TEIOMASVILLE, GEORG) A. THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, LSH!) S5.00 PER ANN Ulf HONOR TO THE DEAD. Thoma9vil!e Pays her Tribute to the De parted Chieflain. The committee in charge of the program for the services yesterday did its.duty well, and at 10:30 when the city hall bell tolled its first note of sadness, the business houses closed promptly. The .South Georgia Col ledge Cadets, 20 strong, commanded by Capt. Miller, and the Thomasvillc Guards, 25 strong, Capt. Wilder commanding, were drawn up in front of the Guards hall on Broad street, and the two commands marched with reversed arms and with muffled drums to the opera house, past the Gonfetlc- rate monument which had been drap ed in mourning. .Seats had been reserved for the Cadets and the Guards, and they presented a soldierly appearance as they filed into their places. A few minutes past 11 the com mittec, with Judge A. II. Hansell who was to preside, appeared on the stage. The opera bouse.was full, and the feeling of sadness that showed itself on the faces of the audience showed that it was no empty pageant but a heart-felt tribute to the memory of the illustrious dead. The stage was appropriately drap ed in mourning. The black emblematic of the shadows of the past, the white was typical of the bright ness into which he, in whose honor the icrviecs were held, had entered. The beautiful forest scene that fronted the audience, over which the sun light ihrt stole in from above cast a mellow light like that we sec autumn woods, when October days have come, was a touching symbol of the beautiful langunge uttered by the immortal Jackson, “Itcsting under the shade of the tre^s.” The opening song service was a dirge, rendered as a solo by Mrs. L, F. Thompson, in an exquisite and touching way. Rev. \V. J. Williams read “Nearer My God to Thee/’ and the choir, composed of Mrs. L. F. Thompson, Mrs. Arthur Patten, Miss Fannie Evans, Messrs. T. J. Ball and C. II. Williams, with Miss Emma Thompson atthoorgnn, rendered it so sweetly that the hearts of the audience responded, ns thousands of hearts have done to the wonderful power of the matchless hymn. At the conclusion of the hymn, Ilev. A. W. Clisby made an eloquent prayer, in which he invoked the divine blessing on the wife and daughter left desolate by the death of their protector. Judge Ilansell, in introducing the first speaker, Hon. W. M. Hammond, took occasion to pay a touching and tearful tribute to the life and charac ter of ex President Davis. Capt. Hammond’s address was a model of good taste, eloquent to a de gree, rarely attained, and was listened to with rapt attention.' The speaker fu’ly realized the difficulties of paying due honor to the memory of Mr. Da vis, without invoking sectional feel ings, but in our eloquent apostrophe the magnetic speaker pitied the ereu turc that could find it in his heart to war with “poor dumb clay”—all that was left of the departed leader. He concluded by applying to Mr. Davis’ life and death the grandest of all eu logies, the words used by Motley in describing William the .Silent, the founder of the Dutch Republic: ‘‘In life l.e was the leader of his people, and when he died the children cried about the streets.” The eloquent address was frequent ly interrupted by applause. The next speaker, Hon. R. G. Mitchell, captured the audience as soon as he appeared before it. He pictured the dead hero first as the chivalrous young soldier, wresting an empire form the savages on the plains of the great northwest; next as the savior of the fortunes of the day at Buena Vista; then as the peer of a galaxy of giants in the Senate of the United States; then as the head of the department of war of; the na tional government, and recalled with touching eloquence the memorable farewell speech of Mr. Davis when he left his seat in the United States sen ate, in 13(10, to join his falc with his native state, Mississippi, which lmd already severed connection with the union. Col. Mitchell then spoke of Mr. Davis as the dauntless leader of the “Lost Cause,” and when the war ended, how he stood and suffered as the representative of - his people, grand, heroic, patient amid it all At the conclusion of his ad dress the chairman at the request of Col. Mitchell, appointed Capt. Trip' left, Mr. S. L. Hayes, Judge Hopkins Messrs. J. S. Montgomery, It is not amiss to state here that the thanks of our people arc due the com mittee for their zealous and successful efforts in making the memorial serv ices a success. One of the most pleasant features of the services wns the music. To the ladies and gentlemen who com posed the choir the committee and the audience are under special obli gations. W. Reid and T. .1. Ball to pass through the audience and recti subscription and money for the Davis fund. The liberality with which the mi diencc responded shows that our peo pie realize the trust that lias devolved on the people of the South, to care for the wife and daughter of the man who was their leader in war and their patient, representative when the mad assaults of partizan malignity was hurled at him. The sweetest of all hymns “Asleep in Jesus” was sung by the choir a: the conclusion of the song services then the Rev. Mr. Clisby pronounced the benediction and the audience filed slowly out. INCIDENTS or THE DAY The following business houses were draped in honor of the illustrious dead: Miss Rate Collins and Levy’s Dry Goods, Mitchell House block; Messrs F. N. Lohnstein, II. Wise, .Mitchell it McIntyre, Mrs. Jennie Carroll, the west side of Broad street; Messrs II. Wolff it Bro., Steyarman it Bro., on the cast side of Broad street; Miss Adilic McClellan, Jackson street. Charley Stuart, of the Stuart House, had the front of the hotel tastefully decorated. This veteran Confederate never loses an opportunity of doing honor to the heroes and memories of the “Lost Cause.” The cadets and the Guards wore crepe on their left arms, and their soldierly appearance was the occasion of many compliments. Thomasvillc proud of her volunteer soldiers. The subscription of $50 by the Guards was characteristic of the liberality with which living soldiers honor dead soldiers. The cadets also gave a lib eral subscription to the Davis fund. Col. II. G. Mitchell made a touch ing allusion to the pleasant incident spoken of in another place, in which Mr. II. K. Stearns, a visitor from New York, gave $10 to the fund. Col. M. said that the spirit that prompted the gift was an evi deuce that the time would soon come, when our united country would know no North and no South. We do not believe any city h all of the South bad a more suggestive program or otic carried out in better taste than Thomasvillc. The music was good, the addresses gents of their kind and the splendid attendance on the memorial services attested the interest our people felt in the sad oc casion. Those who desire to contribute to the fund can still do so. Col. K. G. Mitchell will gladly receive whatever may he given. Do not delay to east your mite to aid the grandest tiibute that was ever paid any man, living or dead. The committee in charge of the program desires to return their thanks to (lie ladies who so kindly assisted in decorating and draping the Confedc rate monument and the stage, to Mr. Will Taylor, who kindly arranged the stage scenery, and to the liberal and public spirited manager of the Opera House for the use of the build ing. Through Western Connections. Thomasvillc languishes for a better through train service from Chicago and oilier prominent western cities. As the train service now is, it in volves several changes, and changes made at unseasonable hours. The writer recently left Chicago by the Mouon Route at 3:05 p. m., ar rived at Louisville at 7 a. m. next morning. Close connection was made at Louisville for Btirgin, on the C'iu cinnati Southern railway, and at the latter place for Chattanooga. Again close connection was made at Chatta •tonga and Atlanta, and Macon was reached at 2 a. in. next morning. To eat breakfast in Louisville and lie able to sleep in-Macon, 5t!0 miles away, the night'of the same means rapid transit. The (tcntral railroad has put on a train from Macon to Albany, airiving at the latter place at 5 a. in.. If the F. & W. Ry., will make the leav ing time of the passenger train recently [nit on from Albany to Thomasvillc >:30, instead of 3:50, ns at present, to arrive here at 3 a. m., the time from Chicago to Thomasvillc will lie 5(i hours. Five changes arc necessary, how ever, and modern travelers, especially invalid travelers, shrink from these changes. If the Monou will, in con nection with connecting roads, put on a through sleeper from Chicago toTliom- asville over the route we have named, it will prove a very popular one with south hound travelers. The run through the Blue Grass region of Kentucky and the picturesque secta ry of the Cumberland Slope in Ten nessee, is in daylight; and returning, the run over the historic Kenncsaw Route from Atlanta to Chattanooga is made in daylight. The Motion lias proven itself very friendly to Thomasvillc in the pa-t, and the Times Entekh:isk believes it stands ready to put on the through sleeper over the route suggested. If the people of Thomasvillc can help in the matter, we violate no eon fidence when we say that they stand ready to give such aid. Baby oneSolidRash Cured by Cuticura Our eldest child, i of ago, when infant six months old was attacked with a l irulcnt, malignant skin disease. All ordinary failing.we called our family physician who nltempted to cure it; hut most Incredible rapidity, until lion of the little fellow’s pc ^ . from tho mid f his hack down to his knees, was one solid ash, ugly, painful, blotchod ami malicious. 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I sing them according to direction, the humor rapidly dis appeared, leaving the skin fair and smooth, and pcifi.vming a thorough cure. The Cuticura Remedies are all you claim for them. They are worth their weight in gold. GEO. F. LEA MIT, No. Andover, Mass. Cuticura Resolvent. The new Dinod Purifier and purest and best of Humor Remedies, internally, and Cuticura, the great Skin Cure, and Cuticura Soap, an ex.juis- Ite Skin Reautilicr, externally, speedily, pet ula ntly. and economically cure in' early life itch ing, burning, Mcedlnjr, scaly, crusted, pimply, scrofulous, and hereditary humors, with loss of hair, thus avoiding years of tor ture and disfig uration. I’a rents, remember this: Cures in childhood are permanent. Sold everywhere. Price, Cuticura, Me.; Soap 2.V.; Resolvent, SI.Ml. Prepared by the Potter Drug and Chemical Corporation, lloston. r if ‘Send for “Ilow to Cute Skin Dis i*4 pages, .10 i 1 In id loo testimonials. : 1 11' pH"- Latest Designs! LARGEST STOCK! Lowest Prices! FOR FOOTWEAR -AT— HOW MY SIDE ACHES. ,Veiling Sides and Rack, Hip, Kidney, lath: ind Shooting Pains in in life by the 4’u Inti-I*nin l*ln«ler. 25 ets. Better Roads. At the time the road congress met in Atlanta last May it was hoped that perennial legislature would for initiate and past a new system of road laws for the state. But those modern representatives of the ancient Solon were taken up with weightier matters and the bill presented and recoin mended by the committee appointed by the road congress was lost. It woie useless to argue that we need better roads, and that the pres ent system of road laws is utterly in efficient to supply the needed improve ments as to state that light follows the rising of the sun. What, then, is the remedy ? If Thomas county had a special road law, which would levy a per capita tax, to he devoted to putting and keephig the public highways of the county in better condition, the evil, so far as we are concerned,would lii)i('i'if('<l illooil Pninon. people there art’ whose dis- n .-ores, aches, pains and eruptive •s are due lo inherited blood poison d passes from paient lo child, and it therefore i* the duty of husband and wife to kfep (heir blood pare. This is easily omplished by a timely use of II. 1 (Botanic Mood Halm). Beml to the Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, for book of in6st eon vineing proof*. •James Hill, Atlanta, (la., writes: “.My wo sons were afflicted with blood poison, liicli doctors said was hereditary. They <*i!i broke out in sores ami eruptions which . II. B. promptly controlled and finally ured completely. ’ Mrs. S. M. Williams,Sandy, Texas, writes: My three poor atllieted child) en, who in- erited blood poison, have improved rapidly of II. 11. B. It is a Codsend.” i!. Wilson, (Hen Alpine Station, X. 1.5, ISH, writes: “Bone and blood on forced me to have my leg amputated, on the stump there came a large ulcer, eh grew worse every day until doctors • me up t<» die. I only weighed 120 il ls when I began to take B. B. B., and bottles increased my weight to 1 HO ids and made me sound and well. 1 •r knew what good health was before.” alter Thomas county has a proud name abroad, and she deserves it; let her take the initiative in this matter of better road, by asking tho next gen eral assembly of the state to give her a special law that will give her good reads. It would not he inappropriate for the grand jury now in session to take up this matter. There is no question of greater importance. Electric lights have been put in Clewis’s bar. CASH GROCERIES, While not in the ring yet, are in town by a large majority, and can point to friends and acquaintances in nearly every household in Thomasvillc. Are you one of its friends? If not, make it’s acquaintance nt once, for it will save you money. It’s competitors will, sometimes,—whin you standby and make them do so—meet it’s prices, but ju.-t as soon as you quit watching them they will charge you the same old-time prices. .‘'end and get it’s prices ami compare them with your hook, and don’t fail to find out how much more it’s competitors charge for Raisins, Currants, Citron, etc, for making your fruit cake than it does. Rcsncctfullv, M. 1’. 1TCKETT. Near Post-Office. ELEGANT STOCK OF FANCY .‘.SLIPPERS FOR Ladies AND GENTS. !Iu< u’s Armen Snlrr. T!u‘ Best Salve in the World for Cuts, Sores, l’leers, Salt Klieurn, Fever ■ores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains ,'orns, and all Skin Kruptions, and positively tires Files, or no pay required. It is guar- nteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money efunded. Price 2."> cents per box. For sale >y S. J. Cas-els, Drug Store. DESIRABLE IMIS GIFT. Worth KutHvinjf. Mr. W. II. 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