VOL. 1 —"N O 1^2.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1-1,
$5.00 PER ANNUM
WORSE THAN MARRIAGE.
A bachelor, old a ul cranky,
Was sitting alone In his room;
His u 3% with the gout were aching,
And his face was o’ersprend with gloom.
No little one s shout disturbed hi n,
From noise tae house was free,
In fact, from the attic to cellar
Was as quiet as quiet could be.
No medical aid was lacking;
The servants answered his ring,
Respcci fully heard IBs orders.
And supplied him with everything.
Rut still there was something wanting,
SmoJdeg he couldn’t command;
The kindly words of com pa. s', on,
The t< tieli of a gentle hand.
And he said, as his b*-ow grow darker
And he rang for the hirel'ng nurse,
‘Well, marriage tray l»e a failure
Rut this is a blamed sight worse.’"
Incidents of ',h: Mem rial Services of
Wed ic d y.
YY liilc Policeman Coyle vas tolling
the city hall bell Wednesday, two
ladies eamc up with tears in tbeir
eyes and n?kcd to he allowed to help
him. Each one had felt the loss of
loved ones hy the war, and each one
had loved and respected the dead
leader of the south. No more torch
ing evidence of the deep reveration
the women of tho south felt for their
peerless representative, who was
doubtless in the face of danger, and
equally brave when confronted hy de
feat and the dungeon
Every ear that heard and every
heart that throbbed to tlie touching
tribute that Judge Hansell paid
to the life and character of
Mr. Davies Wednesday, must have
recognized the singular appropriate*
ness in having such an honored man,
himself a splendid exponent of the
purity and honesty of the southern
gentleman and public mnn pay tribute
to the dead. During a long lifetime
Judge Ilauscll has served his state
and his people honorably, fearlessly
and Sever a shadow of tainthas rested
on his record. His declining years
find him beloved of his people and
honored and revered by those brought
most closely to him. What could he
more fitting then than that lie should
speak in memory ot the one who,
through a long life time spent in the
full glare of public scrutiny, escaped
the slightest breath of censure that
could affect his character.
A great deal lies been said nud
written about the old time southern
gentleman. It were as vain a task to
attempt to analyze the mystic light
that shines from a brilliant sunset as
to put in feeble phro«e the component
parts that make up what tl e world
has called the southern gentleman.
In his address Wednesday, Hor.
W. M. Hammond, in speaking of Mr.
Davis as a splendid type of the south
ern gentleman, quoted the last words
used by the dying man, who, though
racked with pain, and already in the
embrace of the great destroyer, did
not forget the matchless chivnlry that
had made him the idol of his people
while living and no le s tlici** idol
now that lie has passed away.
Mrs. Davis proffered the dying
hero some medicine, with a smile
that even the hand of death could not
chill, he said, “Pray, excuse me. ’’
The beauty and grandeur of the
scene lost r.onc of its pathos, as por
trayed. hy the magnetic, orator, and
when lie asked, “Is it any wonder
that we loved him,” a hurst of np-
plausa ran through the audience.
A more touching or eloquent trib
ute was paid to the dead chief tliau
that given hy Capt. Hammond, or we
only wish we could lay it before our
readers, or better still, would thut
they all could have heard it.
President A. W. Ivey, of the
Thomas County Farmers’ Alliance,
gives notice that there will bo an im
portant meeting of the order in
Thomasvillc, Thursday, January 3rd.
Parties at interest will rend the notice
Old reliable No. 5 from Savannah
was two hours late yesterday morning
South Georgia Conference.
This body convened at the Metho
dist church, at 9 a. m., Dec. 11, Bishop
R. K, Hargrove presiding.
The conference was opend with re
ligious exercises conducted by the
Bishop. The secretary of the last
conference called the roll, and most of
the clerical members answered to their
names. About one-half uf the iay
delegates were present. R. B. Bryan
and W. C. Lovett were elected secre
taries, and Geo. C. Thompson and E.
M. Whiling, statistical secretaries.
Communications from the agent of
the publishing house at Nashville; the
Sunday School secretary and Board of
Church Extension wee read and re
ferred to appropriate committees.
\V. H. Morrow, of Nashville mad a
brief address in behalf of the Sunday
Committees were ordered on the
Bishop L. H. Holscy, of the colored
M. E. church in Amencus, was intro
duced to the conference, and made an
eloquent address and an earnest ap
peal for the Payne Institute, Augusta,
and received a handsome contribution
for his cause.
At the it v tation of the Cofnederate
Soldiers’ Memorial Association, the
conference adjourned and took part in
the menu rial services held at the op
era house, in respect to the memory
of ex-Frvsideiit Jefferson Davis.
Bishop Hargrove acted as chaplain i n
Col. A. S Cu'ts, President of the
association, made an earnest speech,
after which Rev. A. B. Campbell, Dr.
H nten, Rev. \V. M. Hayes and Col.
YV. B Guerry made c'oquent address
es. Suitable resolutions wtre adopt-
The conference is A fine lookin body
of men, who seem to have been well
eared for during the year. It is ex
pected that their reports will show a
prosperous year’s work.
Dr. J.YV. Hinton preached one of his
best setmons on Tuesday night.
The Board*tf Missions, Rev.' Geo.
G. N. MacDonnell President, held its
annual meeting on Tuesday, and plan
ned to have work tor the ensuing year.
The under graduates passed their
usual examinations before the com
mittee, on Tuesday.
The conference is being finely en
tertained by the hospitable people of
Americus. The city seems to be on
the full tide of prosperity, and new
buidings are going up in every
direction. The weather is balmy and
Anecdote of Webster.
Daniel Webster was an uncle hy
marriage to the late Albest Livingston
Kelly, one of the fi-st lawyers who
practiced in Waldo county. The great
statesman always took an interest in
his nephew, and visited him when he
came to Maine. A correspondent ol
the Bangor Historical Magazine says
that a remark which Mr. YY’ebster
made, on a visit in 1835, left an ahid
ing interest tn the mind of Mr. Kelly,
and, perhaps, largely influenced him
never to accept political office. One
evening Mr. Webster said: “Albert,
do you have any concern with poli
tics?’’ “No,” lie replied, “my time is
wholly occupied by my professional
practice and private business.” “I
am glad to hear you say it,” replied
Mr. YY’ebster, “and I advise you not
to. If I were to live my life over
again, I would have nothing to do
with politics, for however successful
you may be, yon will encounter a fire
in front from your political enemies,
and in the rear from your political
friends.” This language was the more
remarkable from the fact that Mr.
YY’ebster was then at the height of his
fame as an orator and statesman.
Th8 Atlanla and Florida.
The following appeared in the last
issue of the Pike county Journal :
The Atlanta and Florida railroad
will now be pushed forward from Port
V r alley to Cordelc.
This road gives a mortgage cover
ing $1,200,coo to the Central r f rust
Company, of New York, to be paid
fifty years from date, and interest pay
able semi annually, at the rate of 9
per cent per year.
The trust Company advances this
money at the rate of not exceeding
$8,006 per mile, and as the road is
constructed, the money for which the
mortgage was given will be drawn.
The mortgage has been recorded in
the clerk’s office here, and the work
ol extending the road will no doubt
begin at an early date.
Hurrah for the Atlanta and Florida!
Col. R. F. Maddox, president of the
road, was seen hy a Journal reporter
this morning, in reference to the re
port. He said:
“In reply to this there lias been a
mortgage recorded, as a precautionary
measure, so that if the railroad com
pany ever desired to extend to Cor-
dele, it could do so. if it had the funds
to do it with. If there has been any
funds advanced by any trust company
1 am not aware of it, and should like
to know if there is.
••So far as I know, there is no in
tention of pushing the road to Cordele
at p-esent. All we are thinking of is
to take care of the road as alrcadv
completed to Fort Valley. YVe pro
pose to put a small bond of $S,ooo a
mile on the road, in order that we may
pay our indebtedness, put our road in
good condition and establish terminal
facilities in Atlanta.
• •We are doing well, our road as
paying very handsomely as it is. YY e
do not propose to take any chances in
extending it before we have money in
hand. There have been too many
chances taken with the road already,
and that’s what’s the pia'ter It takes
money in these days to build railroads
“No, we are not contemp’ating any
extension now, and have no idea when
we wll. YY’c may when we have the
funds, but all that is in ihe future, and
so far in the future that it is a matter
of no interest to us now.”
Bertha—You seem very happy,Dora.
Dora—Ah, yes; I have every reason
to he. YY’c have a lovely home, two
beautiful children, a snug sum in the
bank, and my husband’s life is insured
for $20,000, and his health is very far
What They Think of It.
The message of Mr. Harrison’s is
a narrtw, sectional one. Here are a
It is radical enough,” said Col.
Oates, of Alabama, “to show that
Harrison don’t know anything about
Senator Call, of Florida: “It would
stir up arson, murder and rape among
the colored people and induce retalia
tion on the part of the whites. It will
sow seeds of discord and encourage
crime. It woo'd convert peaceable,
well ordered communities into hells,
where discord and disorder would be
Mr. Candler, of Georgia: "The
message demonstrates that this is to
be the most pa-tisan administration
in the history of the country. The
language of the message is not the
utterance of a statesman, but of a
narrow partisan demagogue. Nosuch
state of things as lie assumes exists
in any part of the south, and he cer
tainly knows his
UTTERANCES ON THE NEGRO QUESTION
are untrue. His object is purely par
tisan for the purpose of perpetuating
ihe power of the republican party.”
Amos Cummings, of New York:
“I am a strict states rights man, and
do not believe in federal interference.
It has been proven in a hundred years
that the states were able to control
their elections with satisfaction to all
but one political party. The demo
crats are determined that the govern
ment shall not interfere with the
elections in the states.”
Judge Crisp, of Georgia: “Mr.
Harrison displays utter ignorance of
things in the south, and takes a nar
row, prejudiced, partisan view. He is
more anxious to perpetuate the repub
lican party in power than to pacify
and build up the condition ot things
in the south.”
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