TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2(>, 1892.
WHAT BUSINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
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l'nvcment P&raffraplis ricked Up and Pen
sively Penned—All*-Pertaining to
Pcrcong and Thl hum.
Special and Local Agents wanted
in Georgia for the best-life insurance
association in the world. Address
with good-references J. W. Hannon,
general agent, Tifton, Giv.
Capt. CL'A. Williams has two pet
catamounts safely housed in u nox.
He talks of turniug.onc out to-mor
row and enjoy tho sport of a chase
with a paok of hounds. Sic him,
See J. W. Hannon before
out a life policy.
Contractor J.C. Hind will buildJdusLe!
you a house at lowest figures. v The street committee has oontraot-
Hev. P. H. Orhmpler naS ototfmt- ed for tfie cutting out and straight-
oil a continued meeting at the Aleth- tn ( nK 0 f the road Wbioh diverges
odist church during the week. * — ‘ ~M|j|
J. W. Hannon has tho best thing
in life and accident insurance be
fore the public..
Baker’s Bread, fresh every Satur
day at Mrs. A. B. Graves’, Pitts
Messrs. Goodmau & BrofrtuGiave
opened a turpentine farm in one Lois
settlement of this county.
Don’t forget Contractor Hind
when you have building to do.
t Mr. M. W. Gaskins is handling
" aet'eral grades of standard commer
Col. J. A. Alexander made a fly
ing business trip to Atlanta the first
of the week.
Everybody in this county whoci
should 'visit Padriek Bros, steftn,
such a slaughter sale this lpbnth.
Peach and plum trees are/full of
blooms. This is the result of the
recent warm weather.
Mrs. J. A. Phillips and daughter,
Mtsa Ida, have returned to Tifton
after an absence of several weeks.
The pesky English sparrows have
found their way to Tifton. They
can be heard twittering around jJlcse
beautiful spring mornings,
Rev. P. H, Cnimplqr, pratfcbcr in
charge of tho Alupalm Circuit, re-
reports his wife still wry ill; she
Continues to have fever.
_ Mr. J; W. Brian is buildip&him
Belf iTsjileiiilid new resillengt on bis
ft beyond the pqrlhern city
'. B. Muck, D. D., Presbyte-
ehed to a large and at-
congregation at (lie Metho
dist "church last Thursday, night
Mr. O. M.'Tift is selling his ca
tire stoek of goods at and below cost
to oloS'i out the business. Here’s a
clmnee|.o make a dollar count for all
. it is with. .
Ib. (Ijldens, of Alapaba, has been
coiiviu lal that Tifton is a healthy
placet When Jb. makes a confea-
gion tl -re is sure to be convincing
proof shiud it.
BeveP.l'Tiftou citizens have un
derbvki i tlio -.commendable task of
beau tif ing their front yards—lay
ing tt ni off into nice plots and
plant!it flowers and shrubbery.
--I'Yiflfiff, fircB have done considerable
damage ibis spring in the destruction
of fencing. The farmers of Berrien,
Irwin and other counties nave. suf
fered greatly in this respect.
Capt. Syl Wliittingtoh, of south
east Worth county, was in Tifton
one day last week soliciting' help to
build a substantial • footway across
Ty Ty creek near bis place. It is
needless to Say his wants were
seen them devouring
tn«r victims; but it remained nuti!
last week for-him to me a sheep-
killing hog. An old sow caught a
lumb.just above the Brunswick &
Western railroad depot, kiileil and
§Hdevoured It with a relish.
’ f Capt C. A, Williams is having
; builta cdikmodioiis and* comfortable
. . barn apd cow stable on his premises
on Tifton Heights. He has somo
spiemlid miieh cattle and projxsses
to have plenty of rich milk and but
ter. He lias a correct idea of life
Mr. Sim lltirreli, of Mogul, was w
the city yeBerday. He came to pat
ronize Tifton’s firm of young and
affable .lawyers, and to iqteuk a word
from tho Union road near the little
sohoolhouee and running in .1 south
east direction until it oonneots-with
Ijove avenuo inside tho northern city
IirnUtu It will be a Bplendid road
!en the work is completed.
The merry wedding bells are be
ginning to chime the glad announce
ment that one of Tifton’s staid oiti
zena will take upon himself the sol
emn obligations of Hymen’s altar
before another moon shall wax and
wane. The Gazette extends con
gratulations in advance.
Several thousand yards of very
thin ootton cloth are being fashimi-
ed into tobacco coverings to protect
■the young plants from the cool
weather these chilly mornings. Mr.
Marrow, one of the experts, is wont
ing enthusiastically to make the to
bacco oulture experiment in Tifton
and vicinity a' perfect success, and
he wili accomplish his purpose.,
Vice-President Haines, Sup
tendent Haines and otliej
the Brunswick and Western r;
made a trial trip
Albany to Tifton-w
hoiir—the utmost Mj
ongiiie. The result tyFthia
was highly satisfactory to the officers
of the road.
Oupt. D. G. Devciiisli, secretary of
tho Snow Modern Tobacco' Barn
Uompany, left Tifton last Friday
morning for bis home at Oxford, N.
C. He, like all others who come
here prospecting, has gone away eii
thusiustio in bis admiration of Tif
ton and contiguous oomitry, and de
cidedly pleased with the intelligence
and progressive spirit of the people
with whom he met.
Mr. H. H. Tift, of Tifton, having
succeeded the late Col. Nelson Tift
oB administrator on tho estate of 4'
F. Tift, ha* qualified in that caption
ty. In company with Mr. C. ,W
Tift he went down to Key West the
past week to look after some of the
interests. Mr. C. W. Tift returned
yesterday morning.—News and Ad
vertiser, 21st Capt. H. II. Tift re
turned to Tifton ut the same tiiho.
Attention is called to the adver
tisement of the ‘*0011060110111 Iiidem
nity Association,” Mr. ,J. W. Han
non, State Agent, Tifton, Ua. This
is one of the most liberal aiid yet
reliable mutual life insurance associ
ations before tho public. Mr. Han
non has jnst returned from a most
enjoyable trip to the homo office at
Waterbury, Conn., and while there
wus shown into the beantieg of the
Association's guaranteed system of
scientific life insurance, and he is
highly pleased with it.
The election last Friday for coun
ty treasurer to fill the unexpired
termof Hon. W. D. Griffin, deceased,
passed off very qnletly ; in fact, there
Was ypry little interest token in it.
Ail three of the gentlemen, who
were candidates', stand high in the
estimation of the people,- who ap
peared indifferent, which was elected,
In the Tifton district ho
TEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
GARNERED BY THE PENCIL AND
Batch of News from Nolghborlnj* CuwuUo*
Deemed of Special Intercut to
' Gnxotte Deader*.
There will be about 500 acres
planted in tohacco around Tifton
this year—Vienna Progress.
Our' experience- covers many ills,
many pills and many bills. Our Ills arc
smaller, our pOla nro smaller anti our
bills arc smaller, whoa wo use DvWitt's
Littlo Early Kisers.
The Missionary Baptists, of Adel,
have decided to begin the erection of
a house oi worship. Sucooes to them.
Mr. H. J. Parrish, one of Berrien
county’s well-to-do farmers, has two
expert growers employed r.nd
will plant about twenty acyes.in to
You may cough and cough and Cough
aud cough, hut yon will not. If you take
Dewitt’s Cough and Consumption Cure,,
J. 0. Goodman. jf
The Brunswick Si Westan
road will run a spatial traffi from
Wilhtcoochee to Sumjietvto necommo-
drtte Mtvions and otltorif desiring to
attend the fnueral, with masonic
rites, of Henry C. Overstreet.
Hon. Ben E. RusBell, the “John
Temple Graves" of lower Georgia,
has accepted ail invitation to deliver
an address before the Waresboro
Literary Society .to-night Huesell
is well equipped aud will do himself
Some of the oitizena of Worth
county are clamorous foj/a public
bridge across Little river ut some
point near the railroad bridge. Let
them show their utiKaety in a tangi
ble wtvy and the people on “this side
the brunch” will .meet them half
way and build the bridge.
Efforts are being made to induce
B. B. Gray & Brn., at Pino Bloom,on
the Brunswick and Western rail
road, to extend their tram road in a
northeast direction until it connects
with another tram road which runs
in a southwest direction from Dormi-
ny’s bluff on the Ocnmlgoo river.
The now railroad would not only
prove u great convenience to the poo-
pie and start Willacooohee oh a boom
but would open up for development-
a very fine section of country. The*
O.'-ZKlTii wishes its neighbor success
in securing this new transportation
Contractor Hind Ims a largeqtittB*
tit.y of first-class lime for sale. Givo
him a call when in ncod of lime
ltathbone, of Washington, who, at
the age of 18, became so euamored
With the story of the immortal pro
totypes, Damon and Pythias, that in
it lie saw a plan for the fraterniza
tion of tho world, and from this was
bom the noble order. A t tho time
he wrote the ritual he was teaching
school in the little village of Eagle
Harbor, Lake Superior.
Friendship, charity and benevo-
lenco are the cardinal principles of
the order. Incipient Pythianism
was established upon tho rook
of an intelligent unity. Pytha
goras wits the founder of the
Italic sohool of philosophy. He
was a native in the island of Samdk,
born about 5?0 B, 0. lie quitted
Samos on account of U>o tyranny of
Polyorates and settled in Southern
Italy. Here lie established the fa
mous Pythagorean fraternity. He
towfied a select society of 900 bound
-by a vow to himself and each other.
Thoy constituted a philosophical
school and exercised the power of a
political association as well.
Modern Pythianism comes in here
with an improvement; jwlitica as
known to-tlie outside world has not
ovon a thought Within tho sacred
Pythianism circle now.
Thu Pythagorean system died out
about 300 B. G., 200 years after its
founder’s death. It was revived
some two centuries later and lasted
for a considerable length of time af
ter his death.
GOSSIP FROM THE TOWNS DOWN
THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN.
Cream of the New* from Cecil, Adel,
Bimtk*, Lenox, MorbI and Kldo-
nulo—Sonie hb * Villages.
K. OF P. ANNIVERSARY.
History of tlio Origin nttd l*ur|»o*e»
LastFrlduy, February liltW was
the twenty-eighth nnnivorafry of
the organization of the nojfle order
of the Knights of PyUiiai
In Piuey Woods loilgc/Tifton has
a flourishing branch/of/this mystic
brotherhood, which/ismontiuning to
gain strength and Influence.
A great many of/tir people know
very little or. nothing of the origin
and aims of the order. To these,
perhaps, the following bit of Pyth
ian history will prove interesting:
Oii the 10th of February, 1801,
ttys now flourishing order - was or
ganized in Washington City by some
eight or ton men who met by pre
vious agreement atTemperaucfl llali.
This was during the year before
the close of tbe war, when the conn*
try was rent by that mighty and un
happy conflict. It was of all times
was.held; Judge E-tlberford
disposed to carry the I reptfrns
Nashville fov ' eonepliwmon and
could, find no one who . would agree
to go, *o it. was decided to hold no
election. Tbe vote v?as light
thi-oligiiout the county, and Stood:
Morris, 118; Futoh, 132; Bradford,
139. '- ; ■
People who don't get on are not
built that way. Why there are some
wlio.doa’t tiny their goods at Padiiek
Broyi.' when ibrj know 4*fa tire eliekji
ityf-phtof! in towire '
Tlfton’a Coinuofclal Import-
There is no disguising tho fact
that Tiflon Is not receiving the
trade to which her geographical po
sition entitles her. Her inerobmita
are not making the best of her com
Located in almost the extreme
northwest coiner of Berrien county
naturally brings tributary It her a
largo territory embraced by the
counties of Berrien, Irwin, Worth
Thin section to thickly dotted over
with small faring mid a hog; of in
dependent farmers, and the Gazkttb
can boo no reason why tin; trade of
these people should not come toTif-
t n, cxeept that no positive efforts
have been made and no inducements
offered for it to come here.
It is a duty which the merchants
owe, to the city its well its themselves
to use all legitimate means to ate
tract trade here tmd thereby increase
the commercial importance of the
place. Farmers should be given ev-
ry advantage of ingress ond egress
into tho city and ample protection
for themselves, stock and produce
while they arc here.
Bad roads arc most formidable
barriers against tho commercial pros
perity of any place. Everything
else being equal a farmer will natur
ally go tlie best road to town, whetli
er it leads to Tifton or not. After
lie gets to town nothing will please
him better than to have a lot into
which lie can drive his teurn ami be
safe from the ravages of tlio town
cow and the town hog.
This would call for a central
warehouse and stock yard. This can
be provided for by a joint stock com
pany and lie iinvdo to pay in a few
years, a handsome dividend. Such
is tbe history of the first warehouse
built in Valdosta. This warehouse
can be need to store cotton, corn,
wool, guano, tobacco, etc., and 1»
Tlien,nno.thcr matter which theincr-
olwnta should look after very care
fully and persistently -a reduction
of freight rates that would give them
equal advantages with Vasdosta, Al
bany and Way cross, and enabling
them to sell goods as cheap as them
places and at the same time pay os
much for tile farmer’s produce. The
merchants should he mi unit in theso
demands upon the railroads,
There are only a few suggestions.
The Gazsttk will turns much more
to say tdong this lino in tbs near fu-
| wbicb could lmvc been
to insiitute and build up an
ler having for its immediate and
active purposes the propagation of
good will and peace and brotherhood
During the next month or two
after the formatem of Washington
Lodge the member* labored faith
fully for the advancement of the
order. They sneemkd iu getting
additions to that nnmbcr, and from
that time tbe order lias gone ahead
with wonderful growth until how
there arc 300,000 Knights of Pythii s
in the world. “Aajtionesl pill is UienoMr*! work of
Yho ». Of the order of\
OW Wto tta'ClK-rp remo ter , mm-r 1.^*® ™ 'T f *
- Knights of Pythias ' was Justus H. j sick IWMtwiu. J.C OpwOusn. . Ji-jautu tlW-t
Coming north on the Georgia
Southern and Florida* Cecil is th6
first town tho travelei reaches
after crossing the Lowndes and Ber
rien county line into Berrien.
Cecil is a bustling village of some
five hundred souls. Tlie streets nro
laid off with marked regularity ns
Well as uniformity, and ns a reflex of
an intelligent people are nicely
graded and kept clean. About two
hundred beautiful water oaks have
becii set along tlio sidewalks, which
promise to furnish ample shade in
tho yours to coir.j,
Tlie progress of this growing
town is calculated to favorably im
press strangers with the zeal of a
Berrien county community that un
dertakes to build a town.
Tlio citizens of Cecil have thor
oughly appreciated her importance
ua the southwestern gateway to the
oouuty, and they arc to bo com
mended for the heroic efforts they
have made to sustain tho exalted rep
utation borne by Berrien ns tbe ban
ner county of lower Georgia.
The-edueatkmal interests-of the
place are well maintained; a flour
ishing school of sixty or seventy pu
pils, under the administration of
Prof. Crenshaw, is under full head
way and progressing vory nicely.
The mercantile interests of the
place is well cured for by Mutthis &
Dobson, W. W. Byrd, Peters & Ue-
lote, J. T. Webb, Jr., and ,,—. —.
Malthis. They keep full stooks in
their respective lines.
Harrell & Boyd handle great
quantities of commercial fertilizers
and are now kopt quite busy deliver
ing tlie ‘Heaven” that is to make tlio
lumls of contiguous farmers burst
fortli into bud, blossom and fruit.
Tlie Cecil Lumber Company is
theJ. N. Brny saw mill business
transformed into a atook oompany,
In connection is a well-stocked oora-
Another flourishing enterprise is
the Covington & Richardson tur
pentine business. This company
also keeps a well stocked eoinmis-
Bury, and sella to the general public.
Tifton’s former citizen, J. ]). Pear
sall, is now engaged with tills firm.
Judge Beulty outers to the travel
ing pnblio at Hie Cecil House.
The people worship in a neat’
Methodist church just completed.
Cecil’s two public buildiugs—the
church and uoademy—are ornaments
to the village.
Cecil posseses tho conveniences of
express, telegraph und post offices.
Tho town was incorporated some
thing more than a year ago. Dr. J,
R. Folsom is the present mayor and
wo were told ho is “tarnation hard"
80 a word with Pearsall, a bite of
dinner at tlie Cecil House aud we
skip his nmyorwiok.
Adel continues hopeful of her
future, although there exist some
conditions which arc inimical to her
The most potential of these is
the unfortunate division o£ senti
ment relative to educational matters.
The people should uuito and haw
but ono school and that in tbe build
ing provided at the public expense
for that purpose—the Adel Aeado-
Harmony juid union of sentiment
and notion is necessary for the well
being of any town or community,
Sparks, iu spite of all disasters,
continues to plod along upward and
onward. There is considerable evi
deuce of thrift about tbe place,
Tracklaying on Beckwith & Rogers’
railroad from Sparks to Btiyboro is
progressing nicely. Mr. Rogers says
that two miles of rail .'mvo been laid
and the track surfaced up rubetau*
thilly. Ho also stated to the
U the litm would to com-
pletcfl to Bayboro within sixty
the bridge ucross Little rivei
ished, consequently there
delay in that direction.
Capt. C. II. Beckwith's ele
dwelling is approaching comple
and bis family will soon move
Glcnmore. Sparks and her
are to be congratulated upon
accession of this splendid family t
the citizenship of the town.
. It is stated that Messrs. Beckw
& Rogers' mammoth saw mill enh
prise Vrijl ' add about thirty whitt
families to the town.
Sparks Academy opened on the
15th with an attendance of sixty?,
five pupils, and Prof. Chesnntfc
poets on hundred by the close of
month, He has scoured the service
of an accomplished assistant in l’rot
J. M, Gregory, and the outlook i
bright for a most successful school.
The principal merchants, since
tho burning of J. Z. Elliott’s mam
moth store, are W. J. McKinney, \Y.
E. Green and \V. A. Huokabce, It .
is now understood as a settled fact- .
that Mr. Elliott will rebuild and
open his business aguiu
Dr. 8, G. Ethridge’s,office is in a '
fair way of completion.
Considerable work has been do
reoently on tlio streets, and a quant
ty of additional shade trees put out.
Lenox continues to forge to tlm
front notwithstanding her many
A short time since she lost ho
only saw mill, located in town, by
fire; however, two new ones
soon be in operation * near the i
One three miles west, by Harper,
Gainey & Co., and the other two nr
three miles south by Griffin, Mc-
Cranio & Co.
' Mogal boasts of one of the very
best ginneries and grist nulls in tho
comity; also a spiemlid storehouse
aud an elogiiut stook of goods. There
is also a prosperous turpentine busi
ness boro. All these enterprises are
owned by Capt Sim Harrell, tlie
owner und founder of the piano. iQl
Mr. J. R. Robinson has settled.
down at last, and is keeping the
rnilroad woodrack at Eldorado su
plied with wood.
Tin* News reports real estate iu
Syeamoro in good demand, with
Dr, N. Peterson, of this city, has ;
, ust returned from a visit to his old
home—Douglas, Coffee comity.
The Smhner Local says: “Worth
comity is no laggard aud will not be
loft behind in helping 'out the
World’s Fair movement.
Coffee oouuty has a new briok jail'
and a thoroughly organized county
court for the trial of misdemeanor'i*
Tax Collector Jtfeeka, of
county, baa delivered to Sheriff Tan
ner $1,152.32 worth of tax executions |
for collection. He lias ulreudy turu
ed over to tlie county treasurer $8,-
600 in cash.
Tho Ladies’ Aid Society of the ML:
E. Church will hold its next regular
meeting at the residence of Mr. AY.
O. Tift Monday, the 29th inst
7:30 u. m. All are cordially hi
to attend. The program
evening is as follower
1. Instrumental duet, M
and Mrt. E. If. Tift.
2. Recitation, Miss
3. Vocal duet, Miss
and Hr. E. H. Tift
4. Recitation, Miss Nellie :
0. Vocal duet. M<
and E. 1L Tift.
7. Donkey jiarty, in v
expected to partiti]
You don’t want»torpid li
want s bad eomidexta
a bwl breath. You
Then use. Dft'SSlt’!*
tty taoiCjUx UtV