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[’ITIIV COLUMN OF AFFAIRS
Died Doing His Duty.”
The News of the Baj.
New Satteens, !
w Dress Goods.
New ’Cambric.-, j
New Prices. j
ami interesting'/ every
lay for everybody at
Local News Told in Brief, Pun
gent Paragraphs for the
Benefit of the Busy
Men and Women.
lacon, was a
H. (1. Fleming, St. Loirs, Mo
in the city yesterday.
Rev. 'Viliiarh Reynolds, of Metcalfe
'district v as- in the city yesterday,
I'he iriends of Mi. \V. S. Brown will
be glad to know that he is improving.
J. ii. Harris of the Georgia South
ern and Florida Ry., was in the city
Mr. J A. Ilnrst was slightly better
yesterday. This will be good news to
ti ribi t
l a and Hetlwi
guests id Dr. F
e.J.N'orth Carolina, and
T. W. Steele jr., Little Rock, Ark.
w.- c cmsts of the Gull icslciday
Quite a numb, r of visitors who have
been stopping at the Mitchell went
over to the Pmey Woods yes'erday
and Will rimain in die env some inn
Socitly events have been m.a nlur!
so far this week. There has bieii one-
more elite: tammeiUs ol one- kind or
oilier, each inglu.
Mr. Clements Reed, el New Yoi
City, joined his wile and datighn
who have been spending the mater
the city at Cap!. Sapp’s in F.e.chc
!e, ye. eiday.
Mr IJ-n F. Dadsonofthe G.-orgi
Hedge company ivili go down lo il
plantation of Mr. II. A 1!. s today,
to make measurement for placi
hedge ri.-.nul the .vliole jn.ice.
•Ninong tin lau-s 1 arrival, at
l’iiu-y W'-ods i-.re- Mrs. C. I’. Fi l
child and maid, Mrs. | 11 Clarke and
daughter, J. Wilde- and wife, Mrs. T.
1). l’aikcr, ii. F. Sherman and son
Mrs. C. Rose, New York, Mrs. Oscar
Rosenthal, child and nurse, Chicago.
i:V2 I Iron (l St
Cotton Factory for Themasville.
In a few days our citizens will he
called ii[i<hi in the interest of a Cotton
Fa. ;ory to lie built on the instalment
plan. If 1,000 shares can In-secured
payable In monthly installments of 81
cacli, rniiiiiii;' 100 months, the Com
pany v ii. have a capital of 8100,000,
which wili he ample to run, erect
buildings, buy machinery, and give a
good working capital beside. It is
not intended to wait until this 8100,-
000 is ail paid in lefore beginning op
erations : for when a sufficient amount
is paid in to warrant going ahead, the
work mi buildings will be begun, mil.
cliincrv will be bought on time to he
paid for out of the monthly install
ment's, and before wc can hardly real
ize it we will have a first-class factory,
in operation, giving employment to a
goodly mimher of operatives. The
instalment plan has worked success
fully at other points, and can he made
it success here; look at what the Build
ing and Loan Association has done
for Thoiuasvillc, while it has gotten
its share of abuse, vet see the number
of homes it has built for its members,
all on the installment plan. Our peo
ple are now educated up to this plan,
and there should he no trouble iu get
ting up the 1,000 or more shares in
the cotton factory, the monthly instal
ment has been made so that every one,
no matter how small their income is,
can take a share.
Tuesday night Col. 1\ McGlashan
delivered- a lecture in Masonic Hall
Savannah, for the benefit of the fund
for the building of a memorial ball
be erected by the Confederate Veter
The subject was the battle of Salem
Church, Viagiuia, in which his regi
ment, tlio 50th Georgin, bore an im
The speaker described with graph
detail the battle, and after telling
the final charge of the confederate
troops and the rapid retreat of the
enemy, he related the following inci
dent of the .-tern devotion to duty
which characterized the Georgia
troops. lie said:
“Just then a litter hearer approach
ed me and said, “Major, one of your
men, badly wounded, desires to see you
before he dies.'’ “Where is lie?”
asked. “Just back hero in the woods
a little ways,” the messenger replied
I went hack with him and found
stretched on a litter, a private soldier
named John Culpepper, of Company
H, from Colquitt county, a plain piney
woods farmer, never out of the way
hut was always present for duty, lie
was terribly wounded. M’hiie load
ing his rille, standing sideways to the
enetJfv, a hall had struck him on the
edge of the temple, tearing out both
his eyes, tearing off It is nose and the
brains seemed to be out. He evident
ly hud not long to live although per
fectly conscious. “Is the mnj ;r here?’
he inquired. "Yis, Culpepper,” I re
plied, “and i am grieved to -oc you so
sorely wounded.” He groped in the
dark with his hind and said, “Major,
lake mi hand.” I took it iu both
mine nod knelt down beside him
‘Major,” lie whispered, “have I
my duty.” 1 v.us thrilled with th
devotion of the dj ing hero, “Yes,”
said, “I can testily that you have no
bly done your whole duty now and all
the time.” "Oh, then it is ail right,
he said. “Tell my people when you
return home that John Culpepper
died doing his duty ” He never spoke
“Such were the men who died in
defense of southern principles. No
rebels or traitors they, but patriots
pure a: d true as ever marched to hat
tlelield at the call of their sovereign
states it",| dying on the field of honor
only seeking to know if they had done
their duty. Ah, and when our stain
less and immortal Lee, crushed by
the sufferings of a loved people he
could no longer protect, bowed his
tately head t> fate and passed over
the river, no whiter soul, no grander
pnit met to welcome him to eternal
est tinder the shade of the trees, than
that of-the humble private soldier who
died on the field of .Salem Church,
with the sublime word duly on Ills lips
an.l in Ids heart.”
As instancing the severity of the
truggle in which the 50th Georgin
were engaged at .Salem Church, the
lectori r said that lie will never forget
when, at the command of the general,
the adjutant came forward and by the
pale light of the torch read the report,
bowing that of the 310 carried into
action, 187 were killed and wqutided,
four missing, aid only 125 present
and accounted for.
No braver soldier than Col. Me
Gltishan drew his sword iu the cause
of the coufedcray. He was the last
Brigadier General ever commissioned
in the Southern army.
That was a jolly party of young la
dies and gentlemen who spent the
day out picnicing on the Oclilockouce
yesterday. Mrs. Love Wilder chape
roned the party in a most happy
manner. They all returned late in
the afternoon very much delighted
with the first picnic of the season.
C'apt. R. G. Fleiniug and party
passed through the city last night eu-
routc to .Savannah, from a trip over
the A'abama Midlaud By.
Quite a number of tourists arc com
ing here from points in Florida.
Visitors (especially ladies) will find
the Marshall House— with its spacious,
full length piazza—Admirably located
for viewing mardi gras and ali other
parades during Merchants Week in
Card of Thanks.
The ladies of the General Benevo
lent .Society hereby return thanks to
Mr. James Watt for his generosity iu
making a donation ol 832.71 (it being
his dividend derived from the Nep
tune Fire Compauy,) to this,Sociyty.
By order of the Society.
Miss Julia Stark, Scc’y.
Attention is called to the new ud-
vertisement of Mrs. Carroll, Lower
Broail street, who is offering a nice se
lection of Millinery goods lo the pub
lic. Mrs. Carroll is a lady of fine
taste and most accommodating dispo
sition, and is building up a fine trade
in her line It will pay you to read
her advertisements, and he governed
A Straw Ride.
Adclighif.il moonlight straw drive
was participated in by the following
ladies and gentlemen Tuesday night:
The young ladies were Misses Bessie
and Mamie Blackshear, Alice VVakely,
Cora Cassels, Annie Scott, Vailie Cas-
sels, Johnnie Sloan, Mec Young, Net
tie Smith and Linda Estabrook. The
gentlemen were Messrs David Bran
don, Nome Harley, Frank Smith,
I’earcc Hurley, Ii. M. Comfort, Chas.
Smith, George Lawrence, Albert Riley,
Mons G. F. Lozano. Mrs. O D.
Scott chaperoned the young people.
The merry party started from the resi
dence of the Misses Blacksheat’s on
Jackson street, and drove out and
around part ol the boulevard, and
hack to the city, reaching home about
That Abominable Pessimist.
I Iwtc the weeping pessimist tlmt’? nllu*
An’paintin' up his troubles with a cemetery
SIGNAL SERVICE BUREAU
R. Thomas JrV 126 Broad Street.
O. S. Bondurant Vounteer Observer
Weather Bulletin for th« 25 hours ending
nt 7 o’clock 1*. M., April 2, 1800.
2 p. in
Maximum for 24 hours
Minimum “ “ “
Indications for rain, cooler.
THE GEORGIA HEDGE CO MPANY.
Merits of our Hedge.
It is the cheapest fence.
ft is most durable.
It is not affected by fire, wind or flood.
It has no posts to rot.
Stock can not rub it down.
It protects itself.
It stop trcspas s crs and hunters.
It can not be carried away for firewood.
It takes but little room.
Yon can cultivate close to it.
No weeds to be kept out of the corners.
It lasts for generations.
You never lay out one cent for material
to repair it.
It’s ornamental to any farm.
It is mule high, hull strong and pig tight,
Parties desiring more information regard
ing the Hedge Fence can call on or address
Capl. B. II. Mariott, Hotel Masury, James
K. Per..y, Stuart House or Ben F. Dodson
rainbow, but alius
w it over everybody
He never sc
And tries to
He pounds away at all he mc «
make ’em think
That his has been the bittc
begs to drink:
He tells you that Ids trouble is
\n* ne ver stops to reason that i
I will be at the following places for the
purpose of Receiving Tax returns and re
turns of the aerugo and product of the farm
orchard, manufactories and mines, for the
I will be in Th
three days it. a wi
Saturday) iu tli..*
April, Thursday 10.
‘ Saturday 12.
1 Monday 14.
‘ Wednesday 16.
1 Friday 18.
‘ Saturday 10.
mmsville court week and
ek (Thursday, Friday and
nt.nth ot June.
J. Y. McCann,
T. U. T. Co;
Ou Sunday night from niy stable
lot in Thomasville, a large, dark hay
mare Mule, strayed. I will pay for
her return, or any information leading
to her recovery.
Apr 1 J. T. WEST.
A fine 2 1 2 or 3 gallon milk cow
with young calf for sale. Apply at
Fence and Fencing.
The following is in answer to injuirie.-
I nton City. Term., July '27, 1J88.
R. L. Duvall—Your favor of the 22d re.
ived and contents noted. Would state
that I have a line of the Dayton Hedge
nee complete. You ask if it lias gi
satisfaction, and if the fence is as good
expected when I gave tlic«rder. I an?
it has given perfect satisfaction, ami is
lly up with my expeetion when 1 gav
the order. I pronounce it the best fence n
farmer ever had. Yours, etc.,
J. A. Scott.
Walnut Ridgk, July 17, 1888
At the solicitation of J. L. W. Groover,
for the Souther;; Hedge Company, of Little
ock, Ark., we, the undersigned, visited the
irm of Mr. W. Shuford, near Auvergne,
ickson county, Ark., and examined carc-
ully and critically a line of Hedge Fence,
* ed and trained according to what they
laim to be their improved system of com
pleting Hedge Fences, and we not only
realized as to the fence, which had been
represented to us, but were completely sur-
rised to see such perfection attained in an
Osage Orupge Hedge. We regard it not
ly as a barrier against all classes of
lock, both large anti small, but find this
fence so built and shaped as to permit of
close cultivation, not occupying to exceed
o feet of ground.« The skillful method
shaping it so lightens the labor of trim
ming that an ordinary laboring man can
train from 400 to 500 rods per day; and
lien he has trimmed it, the beauty it dis
plays alone rewards him for his work.
We saw corn growing within two feet of
the base of the Hedge in ns good and heal
thy condition as anywhere in the field. We
saw no indication of sprouting and are so
well pleased with this system of perma
nent fenciog that wo honestly think it is a
good and substantial fence; and we will
give the company all the aid we conscien
tiously can to further the interests of their
business in our couuty.
\V. M. Ponder,
John K. Gibson,
Bio. Jones is an Allian email and trades
with B. .\. Bass. The result is obvious—
lie's fat and prosperous.
Smith trades elsewhere, the moral \ou
can readily see:
If you want to prosper trade with
IS. A 35ASS.
E. T. VA. & Gi, Ry. System
SHORT AM) DIRECT LINE
NORTH and EAST
. AND TUB
IR, E S O IR, T S
Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia,
Pullman Finest Vestibule
Jacksonville and Cincinnati,
Atlanta and Knoxville,
Rome and Philadelphia,
Knoxville and Cincinnati,
Rome and Washington,
Chattanooga and New York
Without change. For further iulormallou a tv
C. Jt. KNIGHT, A. O. P. A.,
II. W. WRENS,
(icn-1 I-nss. Act., E. T., V. * 0. System
J. K. Goldsmith, Richmond, Va.,
was at the Gulf yesterday.
TilONTASVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 18UO.
A job of 200 pieces Embroiderir*
positively 25 per cent under val
20 pieces Angora Homespun
Suitings loc per yard.
We have made a large purebuo
of Boys Knee Pants from 4 to 14
years, which are now being of
fered much under regular price*.
Call early, they are selling rapid
Have you seen our French
Batistas, our Domestic aDd
French Satiucs, our Foreign and
American Challies. None pret
tier and cheaper in the land.
Plenty Dry Goods in town—yes,
but few to compare with ours.
Having established an
fine goods we can afford to
and do carry the finest line
city. Our popular low
for fine goods insures a
sale for them.
Wc have brought out an unusual
large and exquisite stock of
White Goods. Our goods in that
line must be seen to bo appre
The prettiest spring goods al
ways sell out early in the season
We would advise our friends
call early to select their
for the season.
Wc offer at all times the most
tor the least money.