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TlFTOy; BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1892.
, What business men and,loafers
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
Pavement Paragraph* Picked Up and Pen-
lively Penned—All Portalnlng to
Persons and Things.
Closing out sale at Padrick Bros.
Nest Sunday is St Valentine’s
day—the 14th of February.
Contractor J. 0. Hind will build
you a house at lowest figures.
The editor was decidedly indis
posed the first of the week from la
There was an in terestingywhist
party at Hotel Sadie lasL'Tuesday
Especial attention is called to the
legat advertisements which appear in
Everybody in this county whocan
should visit Padrick Bros, store,
such a slaughter sale this month.
There was a dancing party at Ho
tel Sadie last Friday evening; also
one at Park’s hall.
The work of laying 60-pound steel
rails on the Tifton and Northeastern
railroad is going on bravely.
Contractor Hind has a larg» quan
tity of first-class lime for sali^Ghe
him a call when in need of lime.
Mrs. R. E. Wheloss is making
some effort to constitute a dancing
Glass in Tifton. Have not learned
whether she has succeeded or not
Mrs. Henry Slack, of Walpole,On
tario, Canada, arrived in the city
last Saturday afternoon. She is the
guest of her son, Contractor 8. G.
Another Canadian family will take
up residence in Tifton next week. It
will be the family of Mr. 0. Bilow,
and is expected to arrive next
Tifton Chapter, No. 42, hiuf re
ceived its new regalia, which /is, in
deed, very handsome, lie officers
donoUefjK feel proud when clothed in
PeopTifwlfd don’t get on are not
built that way.>! Why there are some
who don’t buy their goods at Padrick
Bros, when they know it’s the clieap-
i cst place in town.
Mr. J. W. Padrick, of Bainbridge,
f. lias been in the city th& week. He
is the senior member of the cnter-
prising firm of Padrick Bros., of
% this city and Bainbridge.
Marshal McCrea and Mr. G. D,
Turner captured three convicts last.
Wednesday—one from the Gross
cuinp near Abbeville, Go., and the
Othep two from u Florida camp near
” Lake "City.
Sexton has moved his insurance
-r- ' office to the front room, second
iV-v story, of the Paul k building. Call
on jjtaf when you want anything in
the fire insurance tine; lie represents
solne of the very best companies.
Yesterday about noon in Tift’s
quarters, a negro man . named Will
Allen shot and seriously wounded ft
the name of Harmon,
fore an officer could reach the place
where it occurred.
Misses Dassie Williams and Lizzie
Levitt, two interesting young ladies
from Sparks, passed through Tifton
lust Sunday enroute to Ty Ty for a
visit to relatives and friends.* They
were the guests of the editor and his
wife during their stay in the city,
Mr. W. B. Bradford, who lives
near Nashville, made a pleasure t call
at the Gazette sanctum \ yesterday.
He was looking after liii/intereata
as a candidate for county treasurer,
to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of W. D. Griffin.
J. T^JBoyd A Bro.. of Valdosta,
k.v«.^'uew advertisement in to-day’s
paper, to which we call the attention
of our readers. The editor has known
these young gentlemen for years aud
can confidently recommend' them to
the. patronage of the people of this
I*. - Mr. John 0. IHiid U getting things
in readiuess to commence work on
residence on u T$Hm> HeigiitA."
^iisa a splendid/ assortment of
uit trees setont invbja yard—com
rising peaches, pears, plums, figs,
srtinjmnns/etc. He is engaged now
|ting 'shade trees along the
if the past week is
die must still be eo
public finding ito, way^fo Tifton, or
a new hotel must l/built. Guests
of the hotel tbc p&t week have had
to sit up all night because they could
not be supplied with beds or rooms
It is too bad f
Co). Jas. M. Griggs, Solictor-General
of Pataula Circuit, says: “Migratine lias
always afforded me prompt relief In cues
of headache." At l)r. J. 0. Goodman's.
The Georgia Southern agent was
summoned before the mayor lust
Monday morning on two oharges of
obstructing the public crossings
longer than twenty minutes at one
time as provided by law. The evi
dence in the oases showed that it
was absolutely unavoidable owing to
an insufficiency of side track. The
mayor very properly dismissed the
coses, but it is clearly tho duty of
the railroad authorities to put in
sufficient sidings to keep the public
highways clear and should be so re
quired to do.
My liver Ib out of order, I feel dull and
heavy—no life In me. You need a bottle
of Simmons llelief, only SOc. For sale by
Dr. J C. Goodman, Tifton, Ga.
VISIT OF PROMINENT MEN.
SOME PEOPLE WHO CAME
T1FT-SN0W FRUIT FARM COMPANY.
A Promising Industry Inaugurated Two
Mile* South of the City.
Very little has been said ill these
columns, consequently, very little is
known by the public what is goiiig
ou at the Tift-Snow Fruit Farm,
which is located about two miles
soutli of the growing city of Tifton.
The company is composed of Oapt,
H. H. Tift and Rev. L. A. Snow, and
hence the name—Tift-Snow Frqit
Farm Company. The compuny was
organized more than a year ago, but
the work of getting the farm or or
chard under headway, was not com
menced until the beginning of ilie
The superintendent, Mr. F. J.
Weltzbarker, is a young man of
splendid euergies and u thorough
knowledge of the business m which
he is engaged! lie hoe already an
hundred acres \etio trees—fifty acres
of which is set VAlberta and other
standard market variety of pouches.
There are also a huge number of
the famous Oriental plums, Turkish
figs and quinces, etc. The total
comprises 21,600 trees that have
been set this winter.
It is tho purpose of tho company
to add to their orchard one hundred
acres unnually, for at least the next
five years. Twenty of the second
hundred acres is now oleared, and
the work of clearing is going on
This is a big enterprise, one which
very few of our people have taken
time to consider, or to realize its
magnitude or importanoe..
The superintendent tells us that
many of the peach trees planted this
winter will bear a orop of fruit next
You don't want a torpid liver. You dont
want a had complexion. You don't want
n bad breath. You don't a. headache.
Then use DeWitt'e Little Early Kisers,
the famous little pills. J. G. Goodman.
Two of Heston'* Cottage Dwelling* Re
The alarm of Orb rang out upon
the midday air yesterday and soon ev-
ning to the scene
assistance was in
save the jeoparded
erybody were h«
to render firhat
their power Vtoj
The fire Wyfa accidental, having
caught from the (lie place. It orig
inated in the extreme northern one
of the Sexton cottages, occupied by
Mr. Stubbs, and when it was discov
ered had gained considerable head
way, and by the time sufficient help
had arrived, it was too far gone to
be saved, and the adjoining cottage
south had caught
The people turned their attention
to saving the contents of the burn
ing buildings and a third cottage still
further south. Very nearly, if not
all, the house Ik Id. goods were saved.
The loss is estimated at $1,800,par
tially covered hy insurance.
»d»W the iraveliisg 'p,u “
Ignoramus of (he merits of DeWUt’t
Little Early Riser* la t misfortune.
These Little Fills regulate the liver,cure
headache, dyspepsia, bad breath, consti-
' nusnew. L G, AttK
A Oaxitte Reporter Oom Among Them.
ami I* Intereatingly Entertained
With View* of Tifton.
Mr. F. W. Pike, of Augustu, was
here Tuesday prospcctiug for a bar
rel factory location. The Gazette
is glad to learn from him that he
had received all the necessary on-’
douragemeut, and that his plant will
be moved here os early as practicable.
' • # *
Mr. Johti Vurn, of the Valdosta
grocery firm of Black & Varn,
in the city Tuesday afternoon pros-
peotiug for a new location and there
probability of his becoming a oitizen
Mr. Mitchell 5oyd, of J. T. Boyd
A Bro., of Vajdosta, accompanied
Mr. Varn here iast Tuesday. His
firm has the contract of puttinga tin
roof on tho handsome residence to be
erected for Mr. E. L. Viokerc.
The officers of the “Snow Modern
Tobacco Company”—President I). A.
Waters, of Philadelphia, and Secre
tary D. G. Devenish, of Oxford, N.
0.—arrived last Thursday night on
a prospecting tour for a location for
a Georgia branch of their tobucoi
burn factory. 'To say that they are
pleased with Tifton, her surround
ings and inducements would fall
short of expressing the truth—they
are perfectly delighted.
Oapt Waters left for North Caro
lina the first of the week and as soon
us lie reaches High Point, Capt.
Snow or an equally Competent ex
pert will come to Tifton to look af
ter the interests of the “Snow Tobac
co Farm.” If Oapt. Snow does not
come now he will follow socn and
take up lug residence in Tifton, the
future tobacco mart of lower Georgia.
Mr. Devenish is making ids bead
quarters at Tifton for tho present,
visiting the several points in the vi
cinity where tobacco is to be planted
to encourage the people, and point
out the difficulties which would nec
essarily lead to failures and conse
quent disappointment. In answer to
a correspondent at Pitts,Ga., ho says :
“A community should plant nut less
than ten nereB so ns to have a barn
—there should be one burn to every
ten acres—and these ten acres should
be planted so that the leaves would
begin to muture at the same time.
Then to insure success an expert
should be employed to gather and
cure the crop ; everything depends
on the gathering nnd curing—it will
not do to jerk the leaves from the
stalk and pitch them into a wagon
ns you would hay. or straw, for oy
ery bruise will make a blemish and
destroy the market value of the to-
baooo. A fatmer should not plant
tobacco unless he has assurance of a
barn within four and live miles of
him. After it is cured, tobacco can
be baled and sent to market as hay
or Other product;.” This seems to
be a plain and explicit answer to a
very important question.
Mr. Devenish says that “Snow’s To-
bacoo Farm”at Tifton will be afforded
every opportunity as an experimental
tobacco farm and his company is
very sanguine it will prove a grand
He has visited I’oulan, Ty-Ty,
Cyclonete and other points durjng
the week and was greatly pleased
with the country and its possibilities
of development Tifton is destined
to become at least one cf the most
important commercial and manufac
turing cities in this section of the
On the register of Hotel Sadie,
under date of “Tuesday, February
9th,” will be fotimd the names of A.
D. Tiugley and W- H. Harrison, Jr.,
Chicago. The former is u successful
Michigan tanner and the latter is
engaged in locating colonies of
Northwestern farmers in the South,
and is at present working in connec
tion with the Georgia Southern and
Mr. Tingley ia enraptured with
what bo saw at Tifton aud vicinity.
He enthusiastically remarked to a
Gazette reporter, “You hav8 a most
promising little city and some far-
seeing 'boys’ to guide her destiny.
Yours is a fine country mid it is only
a question of time when it will stand
forth as tho grandest section of the
State I have seen.”
Mr. Harrison is ivIbo most favora
bly impressed with this seotion; lie
says he can’t see why the farmers of
this section are not all well-to-do.
“Yes, I can see, too; they do not
realizo the grand opportunities their
soil and climate afford thorn of mak
ing money—they do not know what
to plant for nmrxet, and when and
how to pl»nt and grow profitable
crops for market. They noed some
of our Western farmers to oome and
point them to 'the royal road to
PRESIDENT WATERS TALKS.
HIS 'VIEWS GATHERED FROM A
TRIP THROUGH GEORGIA.
King Cotton Must AMIonto tile (loorain
Throne for Kin* Tobacco, a Much
More llrmunerative Crop.
Migratine Is quick to give relief In
severe casoa of heartache or neuralgia, at
Dr. J. 0. Goodman's.
Cupid Scores Another Vtctory.
At tho Cyoloneta Farm, on last
Wednesday, February '3rd, Mr. Jas.
K. Fitzgerald ami Miss Grace Mo-
Munn were united in the holy bonds
of matrimony, Dr. DcPass, of Luke
City, Flo., officiating.
Mr. Fitzgerald, who occupies the
position of horticulturist at the
State Experimental Farm in Lako
City, is a young man of sterling
worth, possessed of many excellent
qualities, which have won for him
the esteem of till who know him, aud
we, his friends, moat* 1 heartily con
grutulute him for having won so fair
a bride. j /
Miss MoMmro;a young lady beau
tifttl bothofinmou and olmracter, ia
the sister of Mr. and Mrs. Henjumin
Irby, who are remembered with
much pleasure by all who have ut
any time known them, or shared
with them the rich bounties of their
elegant home at Cyclonetu.
The house, always tasty ami at
tractive, was rendered doubly so cn
this ooonsion by tho beautiful decor
ations which loving hands had so
artistically arranged in honor of the
happy event. The wide halls, the
parlor uml the dining hall were alike
radiant in their wedding attire of
evergreens, moss und hot-house
plants, and elicited tho admiration of
Among the few guests who were
present to witness the ceremony were
Dr, und Mrs. J. O.Goodmun, Mrs.
E. II. Tift, Mrs. W. 0. Tift, Mr.
Hawkins Goodman and Miss Kntc
Goodman of Tifton ; Miss Margaret
Smith, of Sycamore, Prof, ltolfc, of
Lake City, and Miss Anderson, D.
Irby, Prof. Pickett and Rev. Mr.
Conners, of Cyclonetu.
The marriugo took place promptly
at two o’clock. Miss Kate Goodman
gavo a beautiful rendition of Men-
delsshon’s wedding march, while the
bride nnd groom with no attend
ante save Mr. and Mrs. Irby, came
down the'long ilightof stairs,through
tile hull nnd foamed in a semi-circle
under the arch of tho wide folding
doors that lead into the parlor. Mr.
Irby came first with tho bride and
having ptuced Iter midway tho aroli,
stepped aside- giving place to the
groom os he upproochod with Mrs.
A# soon as the ceremony was ended
and Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald had
received the hearty congratulations
nnd best wishes of all the guests, we
repaired to the dining lisll, fragrant
With fruits and flowers, and beauti-
ful with evergreens, where an elegant
repast was served at tete-a-tete tables.
The wedding was pronounced hy all
who enjoyed the pleasure of attend
ing it, as one of the nicest affairs
they hod ever witnessed, and indeed
everything went as merry as a mar
The happy couple left ou the
Georgia Southern and Florida train
at three o’clock for their future home
in lake City,
It li an <
Early lliseis 1
Mr. Daniel A. Waters/ of Philadel
phia, who has a large interest in the
Modern Tobacco Barn Co., of Ox
ford N. 0., and is president of the
company, 1ms been spending some
weeks in Georgia, looking after the
interests of the company, lie has
visaed many of the leading, towns in
South Georgia, llo found that a
great deal of interest has been awak
ened in tobacco oultiire. The people
generally are planting, mid while it
is experimental ns yet they think
that in years past a sufficient quanti
ty 1ms been grown to induce the
people to beliove that the culture of
tobacco on a large scale will bo u
Cupt. W. II. Snow, of North Car
olina, was the original patentee of
this sjBtem of curing tobacco. The
Modern Tobacco Barn company has
perfected and patented it until they
now know that they have the best
system of curing tobacco in the
world. They ure so confident of this
tliut they are placing u great many
of their hams wherever tobacco can-
be grown, selling them to individuals
or to communities.
Mr. Waters 1ms been in Georgia
looking after tho building and loca
ting of these barns. Fifteen of them
will be located in Tifton mid vioini-
ity, five at Waycross, two at Cyclone-
ta oil the experimental farm of the
Georgia Southern und Florida rail
road. It is also probable that five
will be built ut, Vienna. Other com
inanities will order these burns until
it is very likely that ten additional
burns will lie located at different
places ill Georgia.
Tho Modern Tobacco Barn com
pany insist that in every community
where they place thcBC barns tliut an
expert tobaooo grower be had, and
that they furnish him, so that the
people who Imvo invested their mon
ey in tiic burns wil I find no disap
pointment, It is certain that the
placing of theso barns ill Gcorgiu, so
judiciously as 1ms been done, will
give a great- impetus to the cultiva
tion of tobacco m the state. If this
experiment, if experiment it can be
culled, succeeds os well as the com
pany thinks und firmly believes, it
will bo a matter of a year or so be
fore Georgia will he really and truly
a tobacco growing state.
The reporter of the Journal witli
whom Mr. Waters had this conversa
tion asked him wlmt lie thought of
the capabilities of Georgia’s soil as
to raising tobacco.
“I Imvo exumined,” said he,
great deal of land between Waycross
and Muoon, and I think I cun safely
say tlmt it will yield from a thou
sand to twelve hundred ]>ouiidii of
tobacco per acre, and in inuny places
liossibly fifteen hundred pounds per
“What will bo the overago price of
tobacco if properly cured!'” was
“I put tho minimum price at
twelve oente a pound. You may
safely say that it will average this
provided it. is properly cured. A
great deal depends on this. In foot
all depends on its being properly
cured. ' If it is cured green and care
lessly its vain-.' wilt be very small,but
if cured properly it will lie more
valuable. Properly raised and cured
tobacco cannot cost more than 6 or 11
cents at the very outside, per pound
and a simple calculation will show
what profit there is in it. If the to
bacco is cared to a bright lernou
color, it will really bring 30 to 35
cento per pound. 1 have seen it sell
at from 60 cento to $1. Of course
this is choice.”
“What kind of tobacco is this
hnwiiitry adapted for growing! 1 ” was
dence that we IfejNTve tobacco can be
properly raised in Georgia, we sbaU .
cultivate thirty acres ourselves at-
Tifton, under our own supervision,
with one of the best growers nnd
curers, and if this should be suc
cessful we may continue to cultivate
it another year-
* * * * *
‘Yes,we fonud^enthusiostio friends .
at Tifton. Mr. II. H, Tift, the
founder of the town, and his broth
ers, Mr. W. 0. Tift and Edward
Tift, are going to plant eighty acres
in tobacco this year, and say that if
chey are successful will not hesitate
to plant anywhere from 200 to 8Q0 1
acres another year. They are will
ing to risk their money in the ex
periment und did not hesitate to say,
‘Wo want tho best yon can possibly
give us, regardless of the coat, as we
believe the best is the cheapest.’
“The Messrs. Tift are men of in
domitable energy, and have been
wonderfully successful, displaying
good judgment iu the selection of
lands, aud uot doing us many lum
bermen have done, buying simply the
timber ou the land, bnt buying the
lund and the timber, so that they
now have one hundred thousand
acres of uot only good timber land,
but when the timber is cut off the
best lund for growing tobacco wc
liavo over seen.”
“Tho Modern Tobacco Barn Co.
oamo to Georgia to stay, and will
probably erect a manufactory for our
own product at some point in Geor
gia next year. If the experiment
now being tried will prove success
ful, they will bo obliged to liuve a
factory in tho state of Georgia.’—At
Mrs. John Churchwell.of Brook
field, has been quite ill, but is now
See notioe of election for ,county
treasurer on second page. It occurs
on the 10th instant.
Elliott's furniture faotory at Alu-
pulm is turning out some very pretty
mid substantial oureuus, tables, etc.
I’av-a-altl-clde euros Itch in 80 minutes.
Prlco HOeta, Sold by J. C. Goodman.
Mr. W. 8. Walker, of Alnpuha, re
cently returned from Texus with a
cur loud of ponies and is offering
them for sale cheap. '
On and after the first of April
the name of the post office in the
southern portion of the county known
“Vildo,” will be changed to “Afton."
Try Inrtlun Cholera Cordial for all
bowel troubles. At Dr. J. C. Goodman’s.
Harper & Co. are putting up a
new saw mill about three miles west
of Lenox, and near Little river.
They propose to cut nothing but rift
Prof. J.J. .Moore will teach school
again at the place near Brookfield,"
where lie taught last full. It is a
good recommendation for him to be
culled a second time the sume place.
Wlist measure* are taking to slop that
coughj Let ua suggest Do Witt’s Cough
and Consumption Cure. It Is infallible.
Prof. 0. I* Smith will commence
a public school at Brushy Creek
church next Monduy morning. Tho
good people of that community are
to be congratulated upon securing
his services us teacher.
The Georgia legislature has been
polled as to tho members’ choice for
tho presidential nomination, ami it
is overwhelmingly for David li. Hill.
Among those favoring Hill we fiud
Representatives Kennon, of Berrien ;
Perry, of Worth; Odum, of Colquitt;
Young, of Irwin, and Humphreys, of
Brooks, provided Hill is in favor of
the free coinage of silver.
“An honest pill la Hit noblest work of-.
tho apothecary." DeWin'a LitM# Iterirjgj
lUturs mire constipation, UUiotatai® ana •:
sick haafiochs. J. U, Goodman.
A note from Mr. W, H. Monjs .
states that hjJ^S’ decided to offer his '.
name os a oiudidaw fer coantytresiat
yror to fill the unexpired term of
W. D. Griffin, deceased, and askn/the ,/
supportat the voters of the ifioiihty.
wire the rnifi)