sta -USINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
Mo.4INDTO TALK ABOUT.
|t ParagrAph* Hckfd U|> ami I’ew-
ijy Penned--All PvrtnlnliiR to
| l’ononi ami Thing*.
Die / 0; A. Williams and Miss Lri-
com] visiting relatives in Dooly
The Tifton Gazette.
TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1892.
VOL. 2-NO. 21.
tliiiv. TV. W. Webb is _
the arrival o£ a 12-poum
inn, at bis borne.
Rev. p. H. Grumpier will All bis
ular appointments at the Mctlio
charoh next Sunday.
o'to.Griffin & Staten, Valdosta,
youi clothing. Suits from $1 to
IJ. P. Peeples, of Nashville,
de a pleasant call at the Ga
office yesterday. .He was in
city on business.
There were two accessions to the
ton .Baptist church last Jb
e by letter ami one on profession
faith and baptism.
The meeting of tho Tifton district
democratic chib went by default last
Tuesday night. Only a few of the
'jntWwra were present.
Mr. li&ul E. Patterson, of
reprcs&pted Berrien county iu the
piio^^ piu'ty congressional - con veil-
tidn'&t Albany yesterday.
lion. W ; VV. Webb, of Lowndes
county, will be present and address
15 Tifton district democratic club
' its meeting next Monday night.
Griffin & Staton, Valdosta, are
tf:. quarters for dress goods and
■Mr. W. lb C. Oliver is building
liimself a cottage home on (Antral
.VfeSUB between Fourth and Sixth
tivcts, lie will soon have it com
Mr. /V. 0. Tift left Wednesday
irmiig for Mystic, Conn., where lie
will spend his summer vacation.
The Gakicttk wishes him an enjoy
| Capt. II. II. Tift returned Sunday
from his six weeks' vacation, suent
ViV the Coimecticut coast yachting
mid enjoying the sights of that beau
tlful sea coast
The rain has held up; summer is
virtually gone; the weather ctiol, cs
pcclatly at night; and Tifton has ex
perienced a remarkable degreo of
Mr. Whitaker, ot Tennille, was
in the city tho first of the week the
guest of Mr, B. T. Cole. He was
here prospecting and will doubtless
locate iu Tifton.
Contractor S. G. Slack completed
the Corbett two-story brick building
* at Valdosta to-day. It is a first-class
job of work and the proprietor is
well pleased with it
Mr. J. II. Knight is at home again
from the Indian Springs, but he does
not think his visit to the spring was
beneficial. He can go about but
not able to work yet
Griffin & Staten’s handsome two
Btory building, Valdosta, is tho place
to get your fall goods.
lion. II. IL Knight, the democrat
ic candidate for representative in the
dature from Berrien county, will
commence ar, active canvas*
will visit every district in tho
There will be preaching at the
Tifton Baptist church on the second
Sunday in September by Itev. G.
ire cordially invited to attend
The little girls and boys of Tifton
will rescue their school books Mon
day morning from the trash pile of
dust uud cobwebs wtyjre they have
rested all summer and betake them
selves to the opening of the fall ses
sion of Tifton Institute. v •
Hev. J*. L. Underwood preached
8unday morning and night at tho
Tifton Baptist church. His sermons
were exceedingly practical ones, and
well received by the congregations.
Ho mode an appointment for the
fourth Sunday in September.
Contractor J. 0. Hind lias for sale
large Bupply of first-class lime,
shingles an I
Mr. H. 0. McCreary, the civjl en
gineer, arrived yesterday to do some
engineering for Capt. H. H: Tift on
the Tifton und NorjlyriSistern rail
road. An unauthenticated report is
current' that Cupt, Tift will now
move rapidly forward with the work
ou his road. The report is giTen
merely for what it is worth.
The tobacco curing season is about
oyer for this section, and the experts
say that the yield and the success in
coring is very satisfactory. ;I*is not
knowu whether the owners of the
weed will place it on the market or
GARNERED BY THE PEN1L
Botch of News from Neighboring. Count lot
Deemed ot Special Interest to
22d, with Prdf'
nold it to bo manufactured here,
is quite probable, however, that the
1 the Albany oon
l a candidate
I party oi ■ %mii
latter course will be pursued.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather there was only a meagre at
tendance at the meeting in the inter
est of the Taboruaole Association.
The object of the meeting was ex
plained by Itev, P. II. Grumpier, af
ter which an'adjournment was or
dered until to-night with tho hope
there will be a large turnout of citi
The Masonic fraternity of Adel
mil Sparks are making an effort to
raise funds to build a home for Mr.
II, M. Knight, who is and has been
prostrated by paralysis for a long
time, arid to that end will give nn
entertainment- in a few days—dne
notice of which will be published in
tho Gazette—-and they invite ail
who are iu sympathy with their pur
pose to atteud.
The chandeliers and lumps to be
used in lighting the Baptist church
will be qhipped frdrn Now York early
next week, and wilKcost about $100,
They are wp resent 'to the congrega
tion from tli^t most liberal-hearted
gentleman,SSftpt. J. A. Lennon, of
Irwin county. The Gazette knows
that the congregation will appreciate
the gift very highly and takes pleas
ure, in tbeir behalf, of tendciing
Capt. Lennon many thanks iu ad
The democrats of Alapaha district
will have a grand barbecue and rally
on Saturday, September 10th. The
Tifton district democratic olub is in
vited to attend in a body. A general
invitation is extended to every voter
in Berrien and adjoining counties to
attend and enjoy, as well os the
toothsome barbecue, soma pure dem
ocratic doctrine from Hons. J. W.
Walters and W. 15. Wooten, of Alba
ny, and perhaps Hon. Ben E. Bus
sell, the democratic nominee for con
gress amt Capt. W. M. Hammond, of
A visit toAJogal last week demon
strated to the Gazette man that the
proprietor of theplaoa, Capt. 8. Har
rell, is doing much to keep it abreast
with the times. First and foremeet
lie carries one of the largest stock*
of general merchandise in the conn
ty, then he lies the beet equipped
ginnery and gristmill in all Mi sec
tion, and will add at once one of ties
latest improved rice mill*. He bas
in operation saw and planing mill*
with capacity to fill ail local outers.
He has alto a farm that is a paying
property under his administration;
his watermelon crop from thirty
acre* yielded him more than a thou
sand dollars nek He informed ns he
was constructing two fish pomls and
to engage :n pisciculture.
TEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
ned on August
J, K. Overman as
students in attend-
THIRD PARTY CONVENTION.
Gubernatorial candidate Peek has
an appointment to speak at Ty Ty,
Worth county,'on Saturday, tho 10th
inat. He gives Berrien county the
go by; it is well!
The Douglas Breeze is now all
home print, four six column pages,
and is quite an improvement on the
old patent issues. Success to Bro.
Sweat and the Broese.
Our citizens have hod fine weather
for the past two or three days, for
saving the flno quantities of hay that
was allowed to grow in their gardens
and small patches during the post
sixty days flood.—Sycamore News.
Go to Dr. J. C. Goodman’s for
summer drinks-—oooa-cola, milk
shakes, lemonades and the best of
soda watei always 011 drau
W. L. Thomas has (cWhito doer in
his park in ValllosUyn is solid white
from the nook Tho little ani
mal was caught on Pumpkin swamp,
in LaFayettc county, Florida, a few
months ago, and friend scoured it for
The Isabella correspondent of the
Sumner Local says! “Soro-eyon, bad
colds, summer complaints and occa
sional oases of typhoid fever art com
bining with the three P’s to keep
this section from being too near the
Singing mice make their habitation
in the hardware store of W./fe.
Briggs, Valdosta. Oui attentioj/waa
called to it the othor day while in
that city, and when we listened we
heard them distinctly imitating the
tw'ttor of various birds, particularly
“Solomon” declines the democrat
ic nomination for representative in
the legislature from Worth county.
He says: “I believe in the eternal fit
ness of things, and cannot help but
thluk that the wisdom of Solomon
would be out of plaoe iu the Georgia
It is told on little Alex Jones, of
Thomasville, a third party candidate
for congressional honors, that he was
at the Isabella mooting that put out
a candidate for representative from
Worth county in tho legislature, and
had to take up a collection to pay
his expenses back home.
I sell more Plantation Chill
Cure than any other chill i;tid fever
medicine, and do you know why?
Because it never fuits to cure. Dr.
J. C. Goodman. .
“Solomon,” of the Worth Connty
Local, assures us that “the president
of tho W. C. S. S. A, says ho will be
too glad to shake with Col. Ben Allen
if be will extend his whole hand, in
stead of pointing one finger.” He
must want the world, we extended a
whole fist! What more- could he
OoL W. A. Harris, In a letter to
the Macon Telegraph, says that there
are 1,072 white voters in Worth
county, according to the poll taxes,
and TOO negro voter*. It is estimated
that there will not be over 300 third
party vote* polled, and as the negro
vote is likely to be divided, it is safe
to promise that Worth will be in the
Gen. Weaver, third party candidate
for president of these United States,
will speak at Wayoross on the 17 th
and Albany on the 18th of Septem
ber. Hon. H. G. Turner, nominee
for congress in the eleventh district,
will meet the would-be president at
WnycroM and exhibit his misleading
sophistries in their true light, Hon.
W, M. Hammond, the silvery-tonguod
* !il - wotmd; djftih'ot will
n Al&g itto a
Held In & Hotel Boom In Albany—Dp,
Hand Nominated for Congrotiu
From the Albany Herald.]
The third party convention of tho
seepud congressional district, wluoh
was called to meet in this oity to-day
instead of being a convention, mate
rialised in a secret caucus held in a
room at the Central Hotel.
It was given out by the leaders
this morning that the convention
would meet at- the court house at 2
o’olock. Dr. J. 11. Piokett, -of Worth
chairman of tho third party execu
tive committee, bo informed a repre
sentative of the Herald ot 10 o'clock,
but it seems that when tho orowd
got together for a sort of prelimina
ry caucus in a room at tho Oentral
Hotel they felt ashamed of them
selves and of each other, and decided
to nominate their candidate for con
gress then ami there, thus avoiding
an exhibition at the court house.
Most of the counties of the district
were represented by one or more del
egates, but when the little crowd
looked at itself, all presont or ac
counted for, and assembled in a hotel
room, it doubtless occurred to the
leaders of the littlf band that they
would bo laughed at if they went to
tho court house and appeared before
the pnblio as a district convention.
It didn’t take them long to do
what they had to do.
Dr. 1.11. Hand, of Baker county,
was nominated; Weaver, Peok and
Watson wore indorsed, und a commit
tee was up (jointed to arrange for
third party organ in tho district.
That’s all. I /
VUIta North Cartitlna unit Florida—Fig
ure* showing What floor*!* Can Do In
Comparison With TIiuh State*,
Fall nml 'Winter Announcement.
We know it is early to commence
talking to the people about buying
Fall and Winter goods, but os' the
earliest impressions are the most last
iDg we desire to impress atoncc upon
tho people of Berrien, Irwin, Worth,
Colquitt and Coffee counties that our
store is headquarters for staple and
fancy dry goods, notions, clothing
hate, boots and slices, in foot a full
lino of general merchandise.
Our Air. J. N. Griffin, with an ex
perience of many years in the mer
cantile business in Vuldosta, and ful
)y acquainted with tbo wants of the
people of this particular section of
ooutry, has just returned from the
northou and eastern markets where
he purchased the most oomplete
stock of goods ever presented to the
trade by any merchant or tlrm in this
section. Our entire stock of goods
was purchased at unprecedented bur
gains and we are giving our custom
ere Die benefit of Mr. Griffin’s deal
We have just occupied our new,
elegant and capacious two-story brick,
building, and wo invite the people to
call and see us whether they buy
anything or not. Our clerks are po
lite unu attentive, and uro always
willing and anxious to show you our
superb stock of goods—confident
that our goods and prices cannot be
duplicated m this country. When
you ooine to Vuldosta bo sure to in
quire for our house and come to see us.
We want your trade and, consequent
ly will be sure to treat you right.
BEEN THOROUGHLY STUDIED
BY MAJOR GLESSNER.
Attention Democratic Commit
Col. J. M. Griggs, of Dawson,
member of the state oentral demo-
cruth committee for the second dis
(riot, desires to be kept posted witb
reference to the movements of Cot,
Peek or any of the third party cam
paigners in this district, and tb* Ga
zette is requested'to ask the chair
men of the democratic executive
committees to advise him of all third
party appointments that are made in
their respective counties.
Col. Origgs proposes to have third
party campaigners met by democrat
ic speakers'fit every stand they make
in this district. .Whenever it- is pos
sible fur him to do so CoL Griggs
will meet them himself, and be is
particularly anxious to have atilt
with CoL Peek, In case It is so Col.
Griggs cannot be on hand himself at
any of the third party meetings and
speakings, he will have some one else
to represent tho democracy.
Let the democratic executive com
mittees of thecoisoties of the district
Maooh, August 25.—Majol W. L.
Glessner, commissionr of immigra
tion, of the Georgia Southern and
Florida railroad, has just returned
from u two weeks’ trip through tho
tobacco sections of Florida and North
Carolina, whore I10 went to investi
gate tho tobacco crops, methods of
cultivation and curing, yield, cost- of
production, prioes and profits as com
pared with the Georgia orop.
In Florida he found the industry
confined to the cultivation of cigar
leaf tobacco from Cuban seed ami so
successful and profitable was the cul
tivation proven to be that last year,
in the county of Gadsden, about 2,
000 acres were planted in plats rang
ing from one to forty acres each.
The average yield per aore was about
430 pounds ami the prioo realised
averaged about 31 cents per pound,
or $138.30 per aore, the cost of pro
duotion boing estimated at $50 per
acre, leaving a net profit of $83 per
acre. In Decatur nnd Thomas coun
ties, Georgia, there has also lieon a
considerable acreage of cigar tobacco
planted, the quality and yield being
about the Bamc as that of Gadsden
county, fn Columbia connty, Flor
ida, near Lake City, on the Georgia
Southern road, Major Glessuer found
a Massachusetts man who had this
year raised 700 pounds of cigar leaf
per acre and the quality of it was
fully equal, if not superior to the
finest raised in Gadsden county. This
would give a net profit of $101 per
In Georgia, at Valdosta, Tifton
and Cyolonet* a small uereago of oi-
gar leaf tobacco was planted this
year, which has been pronounced by
expert* to bo equal in quality to the
average Florida tobacco, while tho
yield jier aore was from 800 to 1,000
pounds per acre, from which it will
bs seen that Georgia leads in the
matter of profit In other wordB the
yield in Ooorgia this year is double
the average yield in Florida, while
Die cost of production is substantial
ly the same, leaving a net profit of
neurly three tiinos as much as that
of Florida—at least Gadsden county.
But while these figures show tin's
favorable comparison this year, tt is
not claimed that they will hold good
for a scries of years, although they
may do so. Enough, however, is
shown to dearly prove that south
Georgia can always fairly oompete
with any other section In the produc
tion of cigar tobacco.
Iu North Carolina Atajor Glessner
visited those sections where plug nnd
smoking tobacco is raised exclusive
ly, taking iu Die country around
Durham mid Greensboro, famed for
it bright leaf tobacco. The cropB in
that sect ion are very poor uud far
below an average iu quality and
yield, in coiisequcce of a severe
drought for the post six weeks which
has cheesed the development of the
leaf at the most critical period and
fired the leaves half way op the stalk.
In conversation witb the growers,
manufacturers and warehousemen, it
was learned that the average yield of
plug and smoking tobacoo in that
section is from 40ft. to 500 pounds
per acre, the average cost of produc
tion is $86 per aore, the average price
20 cent* per pound, leaving a net
profit of 365 per acre. Major Glcss
nor carried-with him samples of ping
tobacoo raised at Tifton, Ga^ which
averaged a yield of 1,200 pbuuds per
acre oil ten acres. These samples
were pronounced by the Carblimans
M finer in quality tfian^that gen
erally raised in South Carolina, and
the prioe pat on them wss from 26
to 40 cents per ponud. While a
comparison on this basis might be
more favorablo to Gocigvt than an
Without claiming any advantage in
quality or price this comparison 1
would show a net profit of *125 per
acre for Georgia os against *55 per
aore for North Carolina.
From tlieso comparisons it will be
seen that south Georgia presents on
inviting field for tobacoo growing,
offering onr farmers a staple crop
which will bring them more money
from less noreage than any product
they have oyer cultivated.
Mr. W. E. Warren, a successful
nnd practical former of Houston
connty, yesterday brought into the
Georgia Southern office some samples
of his this year’s orop of plug tobac
co, which wore of fine quality, show
ing good texture and handsome col
or. He has ton acres from which ho
will reulizo about 800 pounds per
aore, and which will probably bring
him 20 cents per pound. His crop
whs raised on now ground nnd he es
timates the cost of the crop, includ
ing tho clearing of the ground at $40
por aore. This would leave him a
net profit of *120 per acre or the
neat little sum of *1,200 on ton acres.
Ho says lie can raise a pound of to-
biicco as cheaply as lie oan a pound
of cotton, while it will bring three
times as much money in the market.
DIED.—In Hits city of consumption. A
familiar hcmlllna isn't 111 It’s pretty
risky to neglect a cole or cough. Onq
Minute Cough Cure is plaasam, safe and
». Dr. J. 0, Goodman.
Tobacco tn I)oaly County.
Onr fejlow-townsnmn, Mr. B. 8.
Middleton has been busily, engaged
for tho past few weeks curing his
orop of tobaoco. lie lias also bought
nearly all of the tobacco oropa made
in Dooly. He seonred Capt Johns,
on expert from High Point, N. C.,
who is hore superintending the cur
ing. A fews days since CapL Johns
jent 0 sample of the Dooly product to
some tobacco manufacturers at his
old home and the following week a
notice appeared in' the High Point
Enterprise whioh read as follows:
“We are in reoeipt of a beautiful
specimen of the Georgia bright leaf
tobacco, sent us by our worthy towns
man, Capt. Johns, who knows how to
manipulate the weed. We are satis
fied now tlmt Georgia and Louisiana
are destined to beoomc tobacco grow
ing states; and that this crop will al
most (if not entirely) supercede cot
ton, wliioh has heretofore been the
staple growth of these two states.
Capt. Johns, of Georgia, and W. F.
Clark, of Louisiana, are developing
this fact beyond a doubt As we
have received from cacli of these gen
tlemen specimens of the yellow leaf
cured by tho Snow barn process,
which cannot be surpassed in any of
' ' ' This
Die tobacco growing states. This
tobaoco we have ehowu to several of
our citizens engaged in the nmnnfaa-
turo of tobaoco, ail of whom seemed
favorably impressed with the sample,
but no one more cuthnscd. than the
venorabio patentee of Die modern to
bacco burn, Capt W. H. Snow, who
olainied Dint these samples have ful
ly demonstrated the foot that Geor
gia can grow as fine tobacoo as an;
state in the nnlon.—Vienna Progress,
Have trictl almost every known reme
dy for Itching Pile* without success, Bu
sily bought s box of De 'A'tit'a Win ‘
s box of De Witt's Witch
Hazel Salve, aud It has cured mr. C. D.
Haskins, Peoria, IU. Dr. J. C. Goodman.
Commissioner of liunugrntton.
Afaj. W. L. Glessner, of Americas,
bas been appointed commissioner of
immigration for the Georgia South
it is the turn of this bureau to call
the attention of the people of
sections to the advantages of the
country along the line of the Geor
gia Southern, with a view to invite
..jif . the district.
average would Bhow, wo mm justly
baseacothporiaon on a yield ot 800
■*' 'ls.per.itcrew' ‘
them to invest and settle here.
Fttirtkif having lands -for rale or f|i|l§S!|
rent in this section are requested to . ;
send description of them to Maj. W, ; '
L. Glessner, Macon, Ga.
From several yearn acquaintaue#|^^?^
with Alaj. Glt»su& we : assure out. ... i
8 j readers that he is courteous, eh
and obliging aud their dealings wit!
him will be fair and pleasant
No bettor man oould have t
cured for this work as Maj. G
kuows this belt of country ti
Great Lakes to the Gulf.