Sl.'OO PER A^NUM.
TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1892.
VOL. 2-NQ. 14.
'WHAT BUSINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
Pavement Paragraphs Pit k«( Up and Pen-
. nivuly Penned—All Pertaining to
Peroona and Thinge.
Go to Dr. .1. 0. Goodman’* for
Hugh K. Salter ib now at home,
having been released under bond.
Elder Wiley Pipkins, of Valdosta,
made us a pleasant call this morning.
Col. N. M. Pafford, of Willncoo-
chee, was ill (he city to-day and made
a pleasant call at the editor’s sanc
Miss Eula Twitty, of Colquitt
county, is visiting iu the city the
guest of her aunt, Mrs. L. M. Wil
Head the advertisement of a pub
lic sale of Adel real estate by the
First National Bank, of Valdosta, to
be found in this issue.
J. M. Futch & Go., of Nashville,
has purchased the store house and
lot of the lato W. 1). Griffin and
moved their stock of goods into it.
Col. John Marrow has betas made''
receiver for E. Ogden, and iwjlF'pro-
cced to sell theatock of goons regard- 1
less of cost for cash, and close up
the business at once.
It can be said to the great credit
of Tifton, her old men, h?r middle-
aged men, her youiAg. men and her
boys, that there we uo loafers’ in
Tifton. Everyivody has something
(to do and they aye doing it.
There is a report currant that Un-
ionville, VTiffon suburb owned and
occiipied&ttjrely by colored people,
*s to have a political meeting und on
expounder of third party heresy to
address them itt the near future.
Mr. Robert B. Connell, of Adel,
was in theTuesday
lie >m» on the look oni
? “ fo r laborers to doToilroad work in
fiOBtb'FIorida. Bob is a live young
tnau and. we wish-him success in life.
The business -known astheSttwa-
M» Restaurant has £bne intoliqui
datiorv. SMh SL C/ llttwt & Co.,
the proprietor*, hajkipade an assign-
Went to M.A. SetiUtu for tlto benefit
of creditors. Tile guods nud furni
ture will bo sold at auction.
A nme from Mr. H. J. Parrish,
one of Berrien county’s most pro
gressive fanners living nhout five
mites east of Sparks, says:. “We have
had plenty of ram. All crops are
good, particularly our tobacco, of
which we have sixteen acres.
lion. F. M. Smith emphatically
denies the rumor circulated ground
Tifton that he is connected in any
Way with Salter and his “green
goods” racket. Says he never wrote
Salter but one letter and that was in
to tho sale of some Irwiu
Grape shipping’is the /order
and the Messrs. Tift i*e hustling
them forward to market/Wa hurry.
To gather, pack and jttnip from fif
teen to twenty tons of grapes is no
small job. Their grapes are of a
Very superior quality aad will com
mand a fine price in the markets.
Attention is called to the adver
tisement of G. W. MiniB. Somebody
broke into his house on the night of
the first Sunday in July and stole
therefrom a batch of valuable papers
and other property. His home is
about four miles west of Adel. Read
what be has to say about the matter.
Tygart Bros., of * Nashville, are
building a large and commodious
etore house to accommodate Ujerf'in
using holiness. These porting men
making a grang^Ciccesa them-
j selves as merchants and the editor
| rejoices that prosperity is crowing
, their labors. Their example is wor
thy of emulation.
The democrat* of the Tifton dis-
st: propose organising at onoe 0
lie club. A meeting for
hat purpose will Its held in Parks’
‘1 next Tu«ds,y night Every
who wili pledge himself to
e csltdidaU-j) mi) pint form*
of the democratic party are cordially
invited to be present or to send in
their, names. Third partvites arc
counting noses, let democrats do the
Our posmaster friend at Nashville,
Mr. R. K. Turner, has purchased u
portable peep show and is seriously
considering tho question qjKtaking
the road with it. Tne pictures pre
sented ure life-like sroreopticun views
of scenes of the latewar, the Johns
town flood, etc., and is well worth
the price charged, ten cents to look
at them. Iio is a worthy man and
we trust he may make stacks of mon
ey from his show.
There was quite a levee at the Tif
ton municipal court last Tuesday
morning—“Ye Editor” acting as
Mayor protem. Of course, in the
dispensation of wh at he deemed to
be justice he did not please, every
body and his decisions have been ap
pealed to the city eounail. His de
cisions have cosf him tiic loss of
some patronage, but he prefers it
that way to a faithless discharge of
official duty when called upon to act
in dispensing municipal justice.
“The Berrien County Voice" lias
made its appearunce^t Nashville uu-
der the editorial management of Mr.
IV. J. Bullanc/ The first issue,
which is oefoje us, is a very credita
ble lookin^aheot editorially and ty
pographically. It proposes to be
thoroughly democratic in politics,
devoted to the material progress and
co-worker iu tho development
within the county of the high®,
type of American civilisation: On
this lofty and honorable platform
the Gazettk accept* it a* a worthy
coadjutor and bids the editor good
•peed in the grand work.
•Mr. Janies Webb, father of Elder
W, W. Webb, two miles east of Tif
ton, iB old and blind, and has been
slightly demented for some time.
The poor old man got lost in Gum
creek swamp last Sunday and wan
dared to and fro aoross the stream
for some time before he was found
and carried home. Since that time
he has boon raving und almost tin-
controllable, and it is probable lie
will have to be carried to the asylum.
The sympathy of the people of Tif
ton und entire community goes out
to Elder Webb und his family in
their sore distress. The past two
years has brought many sorrows to
Just before going to press the Ga
ZETTB learns, with sadness und re
gret, of the sudden death lust Tues
day night of Mrs. II. I). O’Quin at
her home, four miles west of Nash
ville. Ottr informant stated that
only a very short period of time be
fore Iter demise yicre was not t
slightest apparent symptOmB oLsfok-
noss, and tho general iirqipcsaion is
that the good woman died of heart
failure. If we are not mistaken she
was a sister of Rev. 0. W: Newbern
who died as suddenly at his home
near Homerville two weeks affb. Tho
editor tenders his sincere condolence
to the bereaved husband and chil
dren and the long list of sorrowing
relatives and friends who mourn her
Mr. J. E. Knight, of Sumner, wo
learn is supervising the putting up
of Weston & Son’s new saw mill be
■etUEE'S WISE OF CXROUI for Wt.k NSmi.
-Mr. Lester Goodloe, of Valdosta,
who succeeded C. G. McCranle as as
sistant auditor of agencies for the
Plant system 'of railroads, has been
checking up the Bitinswick’ and
Western agencies this week.
CIcElfc.-l WISE <lf CAROUI I-/ ftmslv .liMuoe
Prof. W. G. flVvera has been an
nounced by his friends as a candidate
for Tax Receiver of Berrien county,
subject to a democratic nominating
convention if one is held. He is
abundantly competent to discharge
the duties of the office efficiently.
"Lutc'to lied and and early to rise will
shorten tho rond to your home In the
skies." But early to bed and » “Little
Early Riser,’’ tho pill that makes life
longer find better and wiser. J. C. ilood-
Capt, J. B. Gunn, of Enigma,
sent tts last week a sample of his corn
crop—a stalk with two large, fine,
golden ears of corn on it. If his en
tire crop is as good us the sample
sent us, the yield per acre will not
fall below thirty bushels.
It Is a Used nnd ImnttUiihle law that to
have good. Bound health one must have
litre, rich Mid abundant.blood. There
s no shorter nor surer route than by a
courso of Do Witt’s Sarsaparilla. J. C.
The negro, Mat Greegor, who was
arrested near Enigma for shooting
into a Brunswick and Western train
had a preliminary hearing before
Judge Rutherford last Wednesday
afternoon and committed to jail in
default of bail. He was carried to
Nashville the next day and lodged
in jail to await the action of Berrien
superior court. In the meantime lie
will have abundant opportunity to
repent of bis misdeeds.
Laymen's Meeting Moll Assocl
at I on.
In accordance with a resolution
adopted at our last union meeting,
that the lay members of this associa
tion, who favor such an organization
were-to meet and organize a laymen’s
ejecting. The laity is hereby noti
fied that on Snumlay, ?3d iust., ut
New River church, two miles cast of
Tifton, is the time und place selected
for tho purpose of electing officers
and arranging other preliminaries
necessary to a thorough organization.
Lay members throughout the associ
ation are respectfully requested to at
tend. This will alko bo the begin
ning of the protracted meeting at New
River. Fraternally, *“
J. 1). C'ztiroc.v.
Mr*. L. R. ratten, Rockford. Ill,
write*: "From personal experience I car
recommend Lie Witt’s #ar»»parilla. e
cure for impure blood sndgsneral debili
’ ty." J, 0. QaoAtxxo
The Oazktth man wo* informed
yesterday, while in Nashville, that
the statement made in last week’s pa
per relative to the third purty of Ber
rien county selecting a full ticket for
county officers, etc., was an error.
The Beavordant meeting was a quar
terly meeting of the county ailiunoo
uud we are informed there was no
politics mentioned in it.
Wo make the correction witli
pleasure, and trust, that the alliance
ntav yet wend its way safely out ot
th6 maelstrom of partisan politics
and or.ee more anchor itself upon the
foundation Btone of its original prin
But., in this correction, we desire
to sound a note of warning to the
straightout democracy of Berrien
county. It now scorns to be the idea
of third partvites to advocate aBortib
race for the county offices; if they
can gel, the democrats spilt tip over
their personal favorites, then they
hope, by uniting upon their candi
dates (and they will have a full tick
et out) to elect every one of them.
Democrats, in all seriousness, you
will do well to nominate your candi
dates for the various county offices
this year. It is true the third party
iB in the minority in tho county, but
if democrats become divided between
two or three candidates for rach of
fice it can be readily seen bow the
united minority can easily walk into
place and power, and in full control
of the county’s affairs.
One of the leaders of the third
party, Mr, W. S. Bussey,rays we also
erred in saying that his party in Ber
rien county was organized in secret;
on the contrary, he says it. was done
in tho open conrt-housc with four or
five hundred ptoplo present The
Gareths gives tho new political or
ganization tho benefit of this correc
tion also, and commend it* boldness
to the careful study and emulation
of our felimv-detnocrcts. The dis
ci plea of the new political issue is in-
slnnl in season and nut of season in
the promulgation of their dogmas.
Democrats should equip themselves
to meet argument with argument,
sophistry with sophistry, ami organ
ization with organization. They
owe this duty to tbcinselvia, their
families, their party sad to tae beat
HUGH K. SALTER.
In the Toll* ClmrgtMl With tittering Mtl
I'omiiii|! Counterfoil' Coin.
The news that Marshal McCrea,
of Tifton, had arrested Hugh K. Sal
ter the night before and held him in
onstody upon tho charge of uttering
und passing counterfeit coin, created
no little hit of a sensation in the city
lust Sunday morning.
The Gazette man hail heard re
peated rumors floating about for sev
eral months that Salter was not only
engaged in utteriiitt$aud passing
counterfeit coin but acting as ngentt
of the manufacturers of “green
goods,” but the improbabilities of
the rumors gave no credence to them.
But the arrest of Salter for coun
terfeiting excited in our breast curi
osity to know upon what sort of evi
dence was the charge predicated and,
approaching oik- of tho guard, we
made inquiry us to it. We were in
formed that the evidence was very
damaging, to pay the least—a clumsy
looking pair of mould .was found in
his poscssion, besides persona who
would testify that they saw him make
the counterfeit coin and also puss it.
Some of the witnesses say that lie
hud another and hotter mould than
tho one captured, which is a now and
1111 finished mould.
Investigation as to liis being the
agent of "green goods” men devel-
o)a-d some very startling flints, facta
which show that there arc a great
many respectable (?) men who move
in the best social circles of Berrien,
Irwin, Worth ami UotTee comities
who ure willing to violate the laws
of Uncle Sum’s reulm in order to se
cure a fortune without working for
it. It appeared that Salter hud been-
plying his ignoble vocation in all
these counties and perhaps others.
Officer McCrea, upon a telegram
from United States Marshal Corbett,
held his prisoner until Tuesday
morning, when Deputy Avunt came
dow from Macon and relieved him
Salter was carried to Macon, togeth
er with » number of witnesses.
ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
GARNERED BY THE PENCIL
Contractor J. C. Hind lias for sale
a large supply of first-class lime,
shingles and laths.
Salter in Mni-un.
From a Constitution special.
Macon, July 12.—Hugh K. Salter
was brought in from Tifton this af
ternoon anil arraigned before Cotn-
miesionet L. N. Erwin, of the United
States court, on the charge of utter
ing and manufacturing counterfeit
A set of clumsy moulds were cap
lured, also some sensational letters,
but no money and the evidence upon
this line appears to he decidedly dim.
But witnesses who are up in tin-
court against Salter toll a somewhat
sensational story, which,while it may
not come tip at tho present trial, re
veals an interesting state of things in
They say that Salter has for some
time past been engaged in the old
green goods dodge, and has succeeded
admirably. In fact, they say down
there that the gentleman ought to lie
rich on the investments which have
been placed in his hands by the con
fiding citizens in that part of the
country. I’roininent citizens of Ber
rien have been in pnniB ranging from
$100 to $200. Salter would take hia
victim into his confidence and ex
hibiting a outt-dollnr hill would say
that in that, vicinity there were other
men for whom he was middle man,
who would dispose of any quantity
of such good at the rate of 20 per
cent. They generally bit nml placed
their pile in Salter’s bands to bo re
placed with 80 per cent more good
money. But he never came back, cr
if ha did, it was onlj' to say that de
tectives were on his track and he
had to givo up the stuff to keep them
off. The publication of some of
the victims would be interesting but
unpleasant fot them.
Commissioner Erwin asked him to
give a bond in the smn of $1,000,
awaiting * preliminary hearing.
Go to Dr. J. C. Goodman's for
shake*, lemonades and the
ItfttcU of New*'from Neighboring Counttc*
l>t>tMiu'tl of HporlAl Inti’fvut to
Mr. T. B. Marshall,^pf-’tYillncoo-
chee, will make two thousand gal
lons of wine from his vineyard.
The third party men of Coffee
bounty will put out candidates for
all the county offices and the legis
The Douglas Breeze is to have a
bran new home, a cylinder press and
an all-home printed paper, it has
our best wishes for success.
The Douglas Breeze hit the nail
on the head when it observed that
“ull the third party leaders in OtTlr-
gia are oamlidates for office ”
Rev. George W. Newbern, of lie-
merville, Clinch county, is dead. He
was a minister of the Missionary
BaptiBt faith and highly resjx-ctcd by
nil who know him. Ho died of heart
Hon. W. E. Wooten has been nom
inated for Senator from tho tenth
district—composed of the counties
of Dougherty, Lee and Worth. He
will la: opposed by a Worth county
Judge T. M. Lippitt and Mr. W.
M. Bozeman, of Worth county, lira
relieved the nuxiety of their friends
by a public announcement that they
have not joined tho third party und
were not likely to do so.
At Lake Bark, lxnvtides county,
It. 0. Bryan A Bro. have sold their
mercantile husinos* to Bryan, Me-
Koithen A Co., who will at onco im
prove the building und put in a very
large stock of general merchandise
Wo have never soeu Oner corn
crops grow on pine land than the
farmers in this vioiuity have at this
time. Dry weather caused much
uneasiness at one time, hut tho orop
is now mode ami the yield will be
A third parlyito is working among
the negroes of I/iwndes county nnd
organizing a secret political machine
akin to -the union leagues of carpet-
hag days. He is reported as saying,
“that lie was going to Bpcml the bal
ance 06 his life working for 'the peo
The democratic executive commit
tee of Worth county held a meeting
last Tuesday for tin- purpose of
purging its membership of third par
ty limbs, unil transacted other impor
hint business looking to the best in
forest of the party organization iu
Crops of all kinds in Irwin county
are reported in a most flourishing
condition. Corn is better than it Ims
bcyti for years, same may be said of
potatoes arid peas. Cotton is spleu
did, but there seems to bt* much less
planted than ever before. Fruit is
also good and abundant.
The fourth annual session of the
Union Singing Convention was held
at Ty Ty last Friday, Saturday ami
Sunday. It is reported us being the
most interesting und profitable ses
sion tho convention lira ever held.
We learn that tho old officers were
re-elected for -mother year.
A protracted meeting is in progress
at Wiilacoochce under tho auspices
of the Missionary Baptists of the
place. Tho meeting is , being con
ducted by Elder W. J. Sullivan, 1
student of Mercer University. He
will make an effort not only to or
ganizu a congregation but build a
church house there.
Quitman is being urged to show
her appreciation by making an effort
tn secure the new railroad to be built
by the Quitman Lumber Company to
Moultrie and Albany from some
point on the Savannah Florida and
Western railroad. If abe gy‘ the road
she will have pay for it, is'Wbwplaiin
proposition set b-fore her.- *
representative so for a* the primary
election is enneerned, It will be
with his friends after that whether '
lie represents Irwin or not. We have
heard quite a number of Mr. Young’s
friends say they would take no part
iu the primary.”
VICKERS WANST HARMONY.
A Hlronff Ple» to the Citizen* of Coffee
County to Itcttion Together.
Wir.LACooonsE, Ua., June 24.—
For the sake of peace and harmony
and for tho good of our people, I*
wish to make, publicly, a suggestion,
which.I feel will he worth much to
the people of Coffee county if they
will but accept it,
I11 view of the fact that there is
some little dissentiou among us po
litically and likely to be more on uc-
oount of different views upon differ-’
ent questions, and that we often get
into trouble because of the fact that
we do not properly consider these
questions und do not nalinly and fair
ly discuss matters as neighbors. It is
of the utmost importanqe that we
come together as neighbors and
friends and properly consider and
reconcile the differences between our
selves in order that we may maintain
that harmony and unity so essential
to pence and safety to all people;
therefore 1 suggest- that we all meet
at Douglass on the first Monday in
August next for tho solo purpose of
putting down strife and dissention
among ns. Let us meet coolly and
oahnly, of whatever party or faith,
und reason together.
I make this suggestion not as an
official, but as a private oitizen; not
representing the politics or interest*
of any particular party or sent, but
solely us a common citizen of the
i think that if we will do this,
much good may result. I biu for
unity, and make this suggestion for
that purpose alone. I sincerely hope
that we may moot in harmony, for
we cannot afford to be divided. It
will injure sis and benefit noono else.
1 have talked with several of the
best thinking men of the county who
approve of this move.
Early Risers, Early Riser*, Eerlv-
Rl.surs, ilia famous Huts pill* for consti
pation, /lick hemlaehe, dyspepsia and
ntrvpUauets .1 C. Goodman.
Of Well Baptist Sunday-School As
sociation to bo held with Zion
Hope olinroh, Irwin rouuty, July
89, fid and 31, 1892.
11:00 a. m.—Introductory sermon
by Rev. S. J. Sauls, alternate Elder
1:30 p. m.—Address of welcome
by S. M. Soli. Response by H. T,
Dowling, Short talas Isom delegates
9:30 a. m.—Invosation service by
Elder J. A. Cox.
General discussion on reports of
delegates received on Friday to be
introduced by G. \V. Guest.
1:30 p. ni—Suggestions with re
gard to the improvement of our pres
ent system to be introduced by Elder
W. F. Cox.
It will tie sevu that all the above
is so closely connected that oue dis
cussion will bo entirely dependent on
another, hence the necessity for a
full delegation on Friday. We urge
that the attendance be full, so that
the meeting will be fraught with
pleasure »od profit.
Zion Hopo also contemplates the
beginning of her protracted meeting
at this time. J. D. Oalhouk
Y»\ W. Wibh '
H. T. I
intereel and welfare of their wintry, end* wac« always so drua
says the Syc
We authorize our
to sell Dr. King's '
» cough, cold or
trouble, end wil