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TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1892.
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SECOND BIST. CONVENTION.
NOMINATES RUSSELL FOR CONGRESS
ON THE FIRST BALLOT.
Mr. Stcvrn, Aecopta HI. I>rfc»t Ornce-
fully and 1’lndECl Fomltjr to the I>otn-
. erratic l'erty and Nominee.
, The demoorntic convention of the.
second-congressional district of Geor
gia assembled to liiiUihghftin’s Ilall,
at Albany, on Wrilnesday, August
. 17th, and was called to order by
Q’apt, it Hobbs, chairman of tbo
district executive .committee, at 11:30
A call was made for the creden
tials of tbo ■ variouR ’ delegations in
attendance,- whieiL were presented
- upon a call of the roll of the couu
C'apt. Hobbs announced that there
were contesting delegations from the
cOuntios of Olay, Randolph, Thom-
as and IVorti), find that the;e conn-
ties could not participaie in the tem
porary organisation of tho conven
Hon. A; h. Hawes, of, Decatur,
was then 'chosen temporary chair
man anil IJ.'dV A lien, of Berrien, ton*
The. following committee pn cre-
'ikHitlaisdviis'then appointed: IV. N.
Spence of -Mitchell; chairman; I). A.
Russell And IV. M. Harrell of Deca
tur; Janies Keel of Callioufi; T. H.
Williams of-Berrien; .T. i 1 ’. Monk; of
' 'Colquitt; B. F. Hudspeth of 'Baker;
J. W. Waiters-of Dongherly; T. Al.
Howard- of Early; A. M. Haines, of
-Qiiitmun; J. A. Bush of Miller; and
■J. A. L-aing of Terrell county.
The convention then took a ree..
. until 4 p. in.
At -l p. m. the convention Wu-
Kallcd to order, but upon the receipt
of a message from the credential!
nijttoe that it wotflu not lie ready
to rcpdrttoflUI after supper, unothei
recess was tateiviimtil 8 p. m.
Af the hour of 8 p. m. the con
\en I ion Again'assembled and waited
I patiently until It p. m., dnntij.
wiiich lime the convention was nice
ty entertained hy a number of speak
ers,. learning- that the comm it to
would not be ready to report untii
morning, the convention udjourned
until Thursday morning 0 o’clock,
The convention met at 9 o’clock
Mr. Griggs, of Terrell, naked, lit
behalf of tho Stevens delegation, the
indulgence Of the convention foi
thirty minutes that they might lum
-a cbnleronce, and it was unanimous
At. the expiration of the thirty
- minutes Mr. Griggs appeared before
the convention and asked an exten
sion of tho convention’s indulgence-
It was granted.
-It was 11:30 o’doexwhcn the com
mittee ou credentials returned to the
hall and the business of the conven
The committee made majority and
minority reports—the first signed by
eight members and the latter four.
K \ "F sS ^ Ak 4? t
Tlie majority report recommended
the seating af the Russell delegates
front riiomas and Worth counties,
the Stevens delegafes froin Haiidolph
> and both delegations from Clay ami
a division of ilio vote between the
two candidates.. Also the adoption
T’lie minority report recommended
' 3 seating of the Stevens .delegates
rail four of the contesting conn
s and j. A. i<aiug
rt, arguing their
i at length and with
irity report was adopted,
i then ponwmeutlv
_ Hod. H. M.
f; Dougbetiv, chairman;
. 'Altai, of Berrien, secretary.
. >1. Griggs, H.
and A. L
gressional candidate were iu order.
Hon: fa. M. Hammond, of Thom
as, nominated Hon. B- E. Russell, of
Decatur, in the prettiest speeoh of
his life, and that is saying muoh.
Dr. T. M. Howard, of Early coun
ty, nominated Hon. 0. B. Stevens, of
Terrell, in a few well chosen words.
The nomination of Stevens was
seconded by Hon. J, M-. Griggs, of
Terrell, and that of Russell by Hous.
Dillard of Olay, 1. L. Ford of Worth
and A. L. Hawes, of Decatur, in
short but enthusiastic speeches for
their respective favorites.
The roll of the counties was then
called' and the vote stood—21 for
lion. Bon E. Russell and 13 for
Hon. 0. B; Stevens. Air. RiiBsell
was then declared the notniuee of
the democratic party for the fifty-
second congress from the secoud dis
trict of Georgia.
The committee'on resolutions end
platform then presented the follow
ing report which was unanimously
Your committee bog leave to submit to
That the democratic party of tho sec
ond congressional district of Georgia hall
with pleasure unfeigned the brightening
skies of the - democratic atmosphere.
They Indorse the platforms of tho nation
al and state conventions, and will sup
port for all lime tho nopilnaes of tho par
ty both national and state.
WkhT'reettng of undying fealty to our
friends everywhere, we will hencoforth
work together, shoulder to shoulder
until victory porches on the banners
of democracy next November.
Messrs. Hawes, Lang and Dillard
wore appointed a committee to invite
the attendance of lions, lteu E. Rus
sell and 0.*B. 8tevens upon the con
Van turn and escort them to the hall
The following district executive
committee was then elected for the
ensuing two years: *
linker—J. Al. Solium.
Berrien—II. B. Peoples.
Oalhouu—P. E. Boyd.
Colquitt—J. F. Monk.
I)ecaltir--J, E. Hurreil.
Early—Dr. T. M. Howard.
Milchell--W. N. Spence.
Quitman—Dr. A. M. Raines.
Miller—Q C. Bush.
Thomas—.). A. Harvin.
Worth—C. A. Alford.
Clny—W. A. Graham.
-Randolph—Af. 0. Edwards.
By a vote of the convention lion.
II. Hobbs, of Dougherty oounty, wns
chosen chairman of the committee.
Pending the election of the new
executive committee, the committee
returned with Messrs. IluBSell and
jtevens and they were presented to
the convention amid storms of ap
Mr. Stevens was introduced first
by Mr. llawes of the committee, and
Mil. OnAIHMAK, OatiTI.KMIiN OP TIIK
Coxvkktiok:—In the name of a happy
and progressive people, aid in the name
of a triumphant democracy, I accept my
defeat gracefully and pledge my allegi
ance to the democratic party, ana prom
ise tho nominee my aupport.
Tho deafening cheers that respond
ed to this sjieech resounded through
the hall for several minutes-
Mr. Russell was then introduced
by Col. Hawes, and said that if them
ever was a timo when he felt like lie
wanted to make a speech, and at the
same time felt at such an utter loss
to express his feelings it was then.
He took occasion to express his high
appreciation of the manly conduct
of Mr. Stevens in his defeat, and then
paid a high tribute to him in saying
that hereafter no man could question
bis party loyalty. He said he felt
the great responsibility resting upon
him, and he would do all Su his pow
er for the welfare-if the party.
Hon. J. W: Waiters and Go). .7,
M. Griggs were called for and made
short conciliatory speeches,
,.The convention then adjourned
nine din, ending the most notable
convention ever held in the second
congressional district of Georgia.
speotive counties for settlement Col.
Walters characterized it as an effort
to certiorari Sir. Stevens cose.
Berrien oounty was honored by the
selection of the Uaxkttk’s editor for
Tim convention has spoken—let
democrats yield loyal and ohmful
Every mentioh of Hon. Ben &
Russell’s name was greeted by a very
Storm of cheering.
Many compliments were paid Hon.
J. M. Griggs upon his manly man
ivgoment of Mr. Stevens’ interests be-
fore the convention. >
The banner of pure democracy whb
unfurled at tho close of the conveutfon
by the candidates, Stevens and Rue-
sell, and democrats must not let it
trail in the dust.
Tho united democracy of the sec
ond congressional district semis
greeting to her friends throughout
the state, nnd bids her followers to
march on to victory.
It was beyond pc most sanguine
expectation that the delegates rc
turned to their homes bearing the
olive brunch of pence, giving assur
ance of an united democracy.
No man rcjoiooB more over the
nomination of Hon, B, E. Russell
than lion. Win. M. Hammond, of
Thomas, who contributed much of
his time mid talent to secure it.
Tho “real fight” of the convention
yas in the room of the committee on
credentials. The representatives of
Mr. Stevens contested every foot of
ground vigorously hut courteously
WHAT BUSINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
Pavement Pftnwnph# lMckeil Up nnd Prto-
itvoly Penned—All Pertaining to
Perwous and Thing*.
Go to Padriok Bros’, quick for
Rev. P. IT. Grumpier will fill his
appointments at the Methodist
church next Sunday as usual.
To-morrow is bargain day with
Dr. J. It. Folsom ami little son,
of Cecil, was in tho city last Satur
day enroute to and from Brookfield.
Berrien county court was in session
Monday, but we learn that very little
business of importance was transact
Thirty pounds steel nails to-mor-
w at i'auriok Bros’, for
I sell more Plantation Chill
Cure than any.other chill and fever
medicine, and do you know why?
Because it never fails to cure. I)r.
J. 0. Goodman.
Contractor J. C. Hind has for sale
a large supply of firstrolass lime,
shingles and laths.
.Just ice ut Last.
Through the persistant efforts of
the lion. Charles L. Moses, congress
man from the four th district of Geor
gia, a law was enacted by the congress
just adjourned and signed by Presi
dent Harrison giving u pension of
*8 per month to nil honorably dis
charge.) marines, militia nnd volun
teers who served for thirty days in
the Black Hawk war, the Greek wttr.
Die Cherokee disturbances or the
Florida war with tbo Beunnole Indi
ans between the years of 1832 and
1812, inclusive, and such others as
rnay have been personally named in
any resolution of congress for any
special services in said wars, and tho
surviving widows of such officers and
enlisted men as have not remarried.
There urn quite a number of per
sons living in Berrien and adjoining
counties who arc entitled to pensions
under this aot.” The survivors of
Brushy Greek in Berrien, aud Cow
Greek in Clinch, are among the •ben
eficiaries and the Gazbttk hopes
they will have no trouble in estab
lishing their claims, and they should
lose no time in nvuiling themselves
of this long-delayed justice.
The authorities at Washington
have furnished the clerks of the su
perior courts with copies of the act
with full instructions as to wlmt
proof is necessary to lie made to se
cure these pensions, and they have
them on (ilo in tbeir offices for the
insjwtion of all concerned.
Among the beneficiaries in Berrien
county we mention the names of
Messrs. Wm. towtinger, D.G. Hutch
ejumi, 8. G. Williams, John MoDer-
rmd, Josiah Parritrh and B. A. Mnyei
Do no*, let other merchants palm
off other preparations ou yon because
they have not Plantation Chill Cure
in 'atook. Apply to agent- named
below, who guarantee* it. Dr. J. C.
xotrs ofe'tRf cnjnrfcvno-.tr.
An ineffectual j effort was made,
iitteeHuiit after the.moilott for tbeappoint-
incbt.of a coKwuiStci. ou credvatialA j.j
refer tbo credefUitiis of the. ceti- j pf.
Go to Dr. J. 0. Goodman’s for
summer drinks—coca-cola, milk
shakes; lemomutes and the. best of
Soda watei always on draught.
■ • V- 1 ' - ■ /
Mr. J. II. Knight has sufficiently
recovered from his illness to go to
the Indian Springs, with‘the hope of
The judicial mill of Tifton dis
trict, was in session yesterday. Judge
IV. IV. Hiithurford holds the scales
of justice with dignity. *
Silk parasols, 7&c., at Pndrick
A democratic club with some thir
ty odd members was organised at
Brookfield last Saturday. Speeches
were made hy Dr. J. U. Folsom and
Go to the polls nnd vote for your I
choice for senator and representative.
It will be a democratic primary and
none but democrats will be permitted
to pailieipato. '
Big reduction in everything at
Padriok Bros’, to-morrow. A room-
Elder D. B. Sheffield (Primitive
Baptist) 1ms appointments to preach
in Berrien county as follows: Salem,
August 17; Pleasant, August 18;
Emmatis, August 11); MU Paran,
August 20 and 21.
Master W. W. Ingram passed
through Tifton .Monday morning on
route for liiB home at Sparks, where
lie will recreate for a week, or two.
lie is a gentleman of leisure at pres
ent but a young man of his industri
ous habits will uot be without em
Rev. J. L. Underwood did not fill
tho Baptist pulpit lust Sunday to the
great disappointment of tho congre
gation. lie writes that secular busi
ness which he could not avoid was
the cause of the failure, but that, ho
will positively fill his appointment,
on the fourth Sttmluy test.
Miss Kula Tvitty,the accomplish
ed young lady from Colquitt county,
who hu* licet) visiting in Tifton for
sever.'tl weeks tho guest of her aunt,
Mrs. L. M. Williams, returned home
Tuesday. She won many friends
during her stay who will rcmemlier
her visit with genuine pleasure.
Brookfield has organized a demo
cratic club with some thirty names
enrolled. Messrs. L. K. Lastinger
and If. 0. Baker arc in tho lead and
will add many more names before
tlie October elections. They are true-
blue democrats, whose wisdom and
conservatism will win overy time.
Tho announcement of .Mr. Allen
Hester, os a candidate for tax callec
tor, will.be found in to-day’s paper.
Our acquaintance, with him is limit
ed but what we know of him justi
(lea tiz in saying that he is wall qnal
iflod to fill the office oreditably to
himself and the citizens of the conn
iy * i
Elder John A. Cox requests ns to
announce the following appoint
ments for him. He will preach ate
Brushy Creek ou Saturday before,
tho fourth Sunday in August, and
at the Sineath school house, iu the
River Bend, at 11 a. re, on tile fourth
Sunday. The citizens of -these com
munities arc respectfully invited to
attend t.he services. »
There was a quiet, wedding at the
home of Dr. R. T. Kendrick, Alaj-a-
hn, List Thursday,, iiffern.nn. The
tie* were Mr, Alva
Paulk and Miss Beulah Turner, a
niece of Mrs. Kendrick and daugh
ter of Andrew H. Turner who is
well known throughout Berrien
comity. The young couple have the
best wishes of the Gazkttr for their
future prosperity and happiness.
Mr. IV. 1). Marrow’s illness lma
developed into typho-nialavin! fever,
and while he is delirious ut times
there is no real cause for alarm. He
will have to abide with patience the
stow progress of the fern and, with
careful nursiug, he will rcoovcr. [Af
ter the above wns put in type Mr,
Marrow grow rapidly worse and last
night the end came. At the request
of hie relatives his remains will be
forwarded to-morrow to North Caro
Millions In Tolmooo.
President Herman Meyers of the
Savannah Urocovy Compuny yester
day received from IV. 0. A 11. II.
Tift, of Tifton, two elegant speci
mens of tobacco leaf which they have
raised on their farm as an experi
ment. The leaf is equal to auy of
the products of tho tobacco raising
countries, ami proves that Georgia’a
soil is capable of producing an urti
cte which, if cultivated, will make it
one. of the richest agricultural stutos
The plug leaf is of the finest qual
ity that cun be attained, ami tho ci
gar leaf is of tire; Sumatra variety,
Tim Sumatra leas is imported into
this country to the amount of mil
!lions, of dollars iimnmlly, and the
duty on it is *2 per pound; causing
it to sell at M per pound in New
Georgia, as shown by Tift’s sam
ples, can produce enough of tins va
riety . to meet tho demand of the
trude, and if the farmers would cul
tivate it instead of cotton they would
rapidly grow rich, mid soon place
Georgia in tho lend of the wealthy
agricultural states of the union.
Messrs. Tift have 2) acres in oigur
leaf, but ou account of being short
of plants, and having so much dis
tance between them, they are pro
ducing only 1,000 pounds to the
acre. With an improvement, how
ever, from 1,200 to 1,600 can bo got
from an acre. They hare seventy
acres ie plug leaf which will average
1,600 to 1,800 pounds per acre.
Mr. Myers examined the specimens
sent him nnd he said that the plug
leaf will bring from $30 to $40 per
100 jxmnds, which means Unit off an
wore $400 can be realized while cotton
docBn'd bring but $30 to $40 to tho
acre. Figuring tlm price of theoigar
(HO re...I tl*» „ *wl nl-n. re.... «...
ITEMS OF LOCAL INTERES
GARNERED BY TH!
. SCISSORS PROCESS.
Batch of Ne%?« from NelghliorliiB Countie*
Dtomoft of HiKuinl Interest to
Prof. J. J. Boone will conduct tho
fall term of the Douglas High school.
Baskets of overy style at cost, at
A democratic rally and barbecue
is being enjoyed at Ty Ty to-day.
Messrs. Wooten m'tl Jones, of Al
bany, are the speakers.
SoapB, perfumes aud toilet goods
nt Byrd's, Cecil.
The democratic primary in Coffee
county to choose candidates for rep-
resenlfttive mid county officers will
oo held on the first Saturday in Sep
A first-class line of csnfeoUonory
at Byrd’s, Cecil.
Thomas county has a new iiostof-
flee which has been christened Wat
son iu honor of Mr. A. M. Watson, a
termor citizen of Berrien county.
Deoatur connty has a new office with
the suggestive title of “Eli.” Col
quitt comity has a usw posvoftico
IV. IV. Byrd, Cecil, will make it
pay yon to call on him.
The people of Moultrie are rejoic
ing over the splendid prospects for
a railroad to their little town soon. fifM
The Oazettk learns that a contract
for its construction has been signed
by the projectors of Boston and Al
bany railroad company, ami the work
is to be begun at once.
Cooking expects, essences and
linking powders at Byrd’s, Cecil.
A most interesting quurtcrly meet
ing of the Woith Comity Sunday-
school Association Was hold in the
Methodist church at Sycamore last
Friday. Among the business trans
acted was the election of office) s for
the ensuing year with this result:
President, ,T. 1* Herring; vice-presi
dent, J- IV. Evans: secretary aud
treasurer, J. F. Wilson.'
leaf at $8 and $8 a pound one can sec
that no other printout in the stuto
can compete with it?
"1 never thought such tobacco
could be raised in Georgia,” said Mr.
Myers, “mid the practical result to
me is gratifying. iVuimyiviinik Ims
been producing tobacco leaf for years,
and many of tnu German farmers
there have grown rich by its culture,
but Pennsylvania can show nothing,
to compare with wlmt Georgia condo
in tile lime liiq*.
“If farmers here would only take
hold of tobacco culture instead af
raising cotton they would soon find
out that they have been sleeping on
their interest for years. One hun
dred sores in tobacco n equal to 1,000
acres of cotton. With projier atten
tion devoted to tho culture of tobacco
a spendtd class of immigrants would
bo attracted here, which would de
velop the Empire state of tho south
to a degree never before known in its
history. Georgia’s farmer* now have
the opportunity within tbeir grasp
and they will he blind if they do not
Yon can think polities, talk poli
tics and work for poiiiiiai ends, but. t llre of tobiico.
-fyou can’t eat or wear politics.
Mr. N. E. Patterson repimnR'd
the Bertiefe. county allumoe in the
state convention of timt organization
at Gajnesville this week
"I.ste to bod and and early to rlso will
sliorton tlm rout to your home In tlm
Okies.” But early to bod and a “Mute
Karly Riser," tlie pill tint makes llfo
longor and bettor and wlzer. J. 0. Good
Know AVhut They lire Talking
Mr, W. 0. Tift received several
days ago the following loiter which
speaks for itself, from a Philadel
phia gcntlcmun to whom ho had sent
samples of both varieties' of the to
bacco grown and cured at Tifton. It
emphasizes very strongly the adapta
bility of this climate and soil for the
culture of lino tobacco. This is only
one among quite s mitnboi of letters
received from experts speaking in the
most favorable terms of the cxjieri-
ments in tobacco culture in tliis vi
cinity this year:
Dz ar Sir:—About ten data ago I
reoeived a sample of bright leaf to-
baoco from Mr. Paschal and yester
day your sample of cigar le’a£ I
have shown the samples to iwmie'of
tho largest and best manufacturers
in this city and they are perfectly
astonished. One of the largest uinti-
ufaturers. if not the largest in this
city, told me that it was simply
wonderful and be could not believe
that it was this year’s growth of, to;
baoco. He said I nmst be miztakcu
ami that it was last year’s grow
He also said that if ho bad seen
tobucoo without nny explanation, he
would not have known that "
this year's growth, He rep
second t:m?, that was simpt;
ful and that if they can rah
tobacco in Georgia thi>t it is t
ing state for tobacco of f
A friend of mine who is i
servative man, said, toll y
in Georgia that if they oat
tobacco they need hay© i
the future but to go ah
all tlie money the? bar
j have to make
are very consor
ed. They are u