$1.00 PER ANNUM.
TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1892.
YOL. 2-NO. 22.
WHAT BUSINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
Pavement Paragraphs Picked Up and Pcn-
" tdvely Penned—All Pertaining to
Persons and Thlugf*
t a green
he city pris-
Mrs. J. K. Carswell has returned
home from her visit to relatives aud
friends in Burke county.
Mr. Dink Walker is
storehouse, to be occqpii
grocery, on. his lot nei
.The contractors are pounding
away at the artesian well and have
been.for-a month. The progress is
Messrs.'S. C. Hoge and Harris, of
ficials of the Georgia Southern and
Florida railroad, were in the city last
Mrs. S. J. Harrell, of Eastman,
arrived Sunday afternoon for a visit
to relatives and friends in Tifton and
Prof. Huggins arrived Sunday af
ternoon and opened the- Tifton In
stitute, on Monday morning with a
Col. T. A. Parker, a prominent
Jawyer of Baxley, Ga., was a visitor
to Tifton one day lust Week, the
’.guest of his friend, Col. J. A. Alex
Democrats, don’t forget the barbe
cue und rally at Alapuha next Satur
day! Let t.he-Tiftou district demo
cratic club attend in A bqdy, if poB-
Miss Florence Dunham, a charm
ing and accomplished, young lady of
St. Augustine, Fla., is visiting In the
city, the guest/of her cousin, M is;
There will be preaching at the
Tifton Baptist church next Sunday
. .by Rev. 0. Tom West, of Albany.
Citizens generally are cordially in
yited to attend the service.
Masters Edwin Smith and Stanley
lliiSBoy, two young gentlemen of
Rycumorc, will attend the Tifton In
stitute (lie present term. They will
enter next Monday morning.
Messrs. Golden & Sineatli are blit
ting up a ginnery near tliewuterii
limit of the city. When they gel
ready to serve 'the public they wil!
give notice through the Gazutti:.
The third quarterly oonfe-renoe of
the AVipabacircuit will be held with
the church near Brookfield on the
third Sunday lust, and Saturday be
fore. Elder Wqrdlaw will preach
Sunday night in Tifton. .
Mr. W. N. Colo is contemplating
the erection of a handsome d/cl'iug
on the northwest corner ofyFourtli
Btreet and Ridge avenue. If lie de
cides to build the work will be com-
■. .nienced within'sixty days.
Mr. J. E. Dean and family have
moved to Ashburn. This family
will prove quite an acquisition to
Ashburn society, as it did at Tifton.
Nearly everybody have expressed re
grets at their moving away.
A bouncing baby boy has arrived
to cheer the hearts of i Mr^-vflTd Mrs.
John C. Hind. He Mine Saturday;
weight 101 pounds. The GAzkttb
Welcomes the young stranger and
pOHgratntytoa the fond parents.
Master Julian Cole is at home
JMi his parents now, having arrived
>m Tennilie one day last week. He
will prove a valuable acquisition to
Tifton’* circle of young meu, because
of his decided Christian character.
Hey. J. 3. Willlami, of Ty Ty,
and Mr*. French, of Wuyoross,
passed through Tittoa last Friday
in route to the holiness camp nieet-
ingi 'at Indian Springs,. They said
they anticipated a grand meeting.
Mr. Jack Ptigc, who lived in the
Riyer Bend district, died last Mqit-
day from infiamation of tl# boivels,
t buried tho next d*rat th*>
.ground. He left a
formed, will preaoh at the Tifton
Baptist church on the third Sunday
insbutlla. m. A cordial invita
tion is extended to citizens generally
to hear him.
The Mell Baptist association meets
with Brushy Creek chtiroh on the
first Sunday in October and Friday
und Saturday before. The churches
belonging to the association should
to prepare their letters and
Tho Witiilacooohec Musical Con
vention will meet at Brushy Creex
church, five ir-iles eust of Sparks, be
ginning on Friday before and con
tinuing through the fourth Sunday
in September. Let all interested re
member the time and place.
Tho Young Men’s Union prayer
meeting continues to grow in interest
and attendance. Mr. W. N. Cole
will conduct the meeting next Suu-
duy afternoon. All the youug men
of Tifton, whether residents or visit
ors, are cordially invited to attend.
The yard of the Georgia Southern
aiid Florida and Brunswick and
Western railroads at Tifton have
been cotisffidatod, and now there is
but one yardinnsteviud one car in-
speotot for botli roadsrot this point.
Botli roads are cutting expenses
wherever they possibly can,
Au official of the Georgia South
ern and Florida railroad is quoted ns
saying that no opposition bus, as yet,
developed to Receiver Sparks’ scheme
to complete the Tifton and Thotmis-
ville railroad, lie thought there
would be none, and he dcruld no good
reason why work should not bo com
menced at an early date.
Mr. J. H. Goodman will call upon
the citizens of Tifton for subscrip
tions to the Tubernacle Association
during the next few days. He fully
understands the plans of the project
tho benefits to the Community to be
derived from its location here, and
will fully explain it to the people.
It is hoped lie wili receive a liberal
j-espor.se in subscriptions.
Go to Griffin & Staten, Valdosta,
for yom clothing. Suits from $1 to
‘lit is an ill wiud that blows no
good,” und it is hinted that even the
recent unprecedented rains will not
prove an ill wind. The farmers can
congratulate themselves that, al
though the cotton crop has been cut
down to half, the rains came in good
season to produce tho finest potato
and sugar cane crops, and just now
they are more desirable than the best
yield of cotton on the samo .acreage.
Chistian Index: “Pastor J. L. Un
derwood, of Camilla, preached at
Tifton Sunday. His servico was a
labor of love for good old Bro. Irwin
the invalid pastor whom all this sec
tion honors for ins good work. The
church at Tifton, a growing town,
is moving onward. The elegant new
church building'is the finest in this
section of -file state. Our Baptist
people should extend every needed
help to Tifton.”
Mr. R. E. Turner and son, of
Nashville, were in the city this week
exhibiting a peep sj/>w of photo
graphic scenes of th6 late war. The
former is postmaster at Nashville
and authorized to visit the various
postofficcs of the county and report
to the department their condition
und the efficiency of those .in charge.
He went through the Tifton office
while here, and we may hear from
his report later.
There was a rousing meeting of
the Tifton district democratic clob
last Tuesday night, something over a
hundred voters present to listen to
an address from an honorary mem
ber, Hen. W, W. Webb; of Lowndes
county. The- speaker was at bis best
and talked straight democracy for an
hour'and a half, and the audience
was fully enthnarei With tbe impor
tance of concert of action and voting j
as an unit at the election. Tire #W-
itor regrets he was. unavoidably ab
sent on miriness. ’ y\
ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
GARNERED BY THE PENCIL
Batch of New* from NrlBhborlnir Counties
Doomed of Hjiocial Intercut to
The materials are on the ground
for the new Methodist church ut
A protracted meeting 1ms been In
progress at Kirkland, conduoted by
Dr. G. TV. Julian lias sold bis
Pearson to a
stock oLdrugs at
tleman from Lcliuton,
The Breeze snys thirty-two peda
gogues attended the Coffee comity
teachers’ in astute last week.
Hon. We S. Humphries, of Brooks
county,..bus been nominated for sen
ator by tho demooruoy of the sevonth
Griffin & Staten, Valdosta, are
head quarters for dress goods and
The . municipal authorities of
Moultrie liave raised the liquor li
cense from $75 to $30te/tthd the en
tire tax must he paitFln advance.
It iB reported that Dr. E. J. Dor-
mjney is a candidate for representa
tive of Irwin county, and that Hon.
Thos. B. Young has withdrawn from
The commissioners of Colquitt
comity have received three bids for
the erection of the now jail building,
mid it is probable the contract will
bo awurdud ut tho next meeting of
The trustees of Sycnmore Acade
my have elected Prof. lLIL/Sntton,
of Oglethorpe, prinoijjar of their
goltool for the ensuing year. He is
highly recommended os a toaohor and
I guarantee every bottle of Plan
tation Chill Cure, and will cheerful
ly refund money in case of failure.
Dr. J. 0. Goodman.
The Moultrie Banner lias olutnged
hands. Editor Tison has sold it to
some young men, Messrs. Anlrey,
ted by the officers of the law and his
arrest wus secured without difficulty
by a Mr. Cahron but at the appear
ance of sheriff Cox on the scene Ed
wards snatched a handful of sand
mid pebble, threw it in pahron’s fitot
and then jumped to'run, Cahron
called oil him to Atop, hilt not being
heeded, lie shotf tho fleeing negro
three or four times with a Winches
ter riile, killing liim instantly, 'i'lic
Affair seems to give general satisfac
tion in Worth, as there wus enough
evidence secured to leave no doubt as
to Edwards guilt, and the outcome
of it all will be a-suviug of expense
mid trouble to the oounty.
NEW CROP FOR FARMERS.
RAMIE COULD BE PROFITABLY
RAISED IN GEORGIA.
Tlio Mont Valuable Fiber for Manufnctur*
i«K rnr|H«f« Known—II In in Fine na
Silk nml More Double.
hack. To suffer jmin in chost and back.
Many poopte could slop It. for suro
tply using"' ”■ “
By simply using Ono Minute Cough (Jure.
Dr. J. 0. Goodman.
ltssoliithm* Adopts,! by Tifton IOMlgn. Wo.
*“ ” * A. Me
47. XV &
Resolved, That this lodgo tender
to onr brother, John Pope, our deep
sympathy and tender condolations
upon the loss of his beloved wife
who Ims left earth's sphere to puss
onward to oternity leaving him in
charge of several little darlings who
will oftentimes think of mother’s
loving smiles though yet young in
life. May she act as tho guar
dian spirit of their life’s tender
cares and when they are called
to that Homo of tho bloat, may in
heaven all the family stand us on
earth a happy reunited throng utter
ing praises to God for his loving care
and kindness. Mrs. Pope was a gen
tle, kind mid loving wife and mother
and shedding tho true, gentle Chris
tian influence among all who had the
pleasure of knowing tier (luring life
mid ono who is missed from amongst
lit. Sho has loft her hiisbaml with
None to walcli near Idm; none to slake
Tho lire Unit In Ids bosom lies,
Willi even n sprinkle from llm lake,
Which shines so cool before Ills eyes;
No voice well known through ms/a day,
To speak the last, the purling word
Which whon ul! oilier sound decay
Is still like distant music heard.
Antrcy & Culpepper, who will en
deavor to keep it abreast with the
times and tho growing town in which
it is published.
Worth county democrats are or
ganizing in every district; and tiie
oltibs aro increasing their numbers.
Sumner club has now 80 names on
the roll, the II in ton olub-107, the
Fourth district club 51 mid the Ash
burn district claims to be solid for
The democrats of WZrth county
met in mass meeting khftsabellti lust
Tuesday and nominates Hon. Joseph
M. 8umucr for represontutivo in the
legislature. He is one of the most in
telligent and substantial citizens of
Worth, und his nomination gives gen
eral satisfaction. His election is u
I sell more Plantation Chill
Core than any other chill and fever
medicine, und do vou know why?
Because it never fuifs to cure. Dr.
J. C. Goodman.
John Orooni, the notorious negro
who ninrdored constablp- Hamlin at
Ty Ty some two yiprfisince, has been
refused a new Irlitf by the supreme
court, and ttow he mn*l pay the
death penalty for his crime. It is said
be is giving his jailer « great deal
of throuble lately, he is sullen, stub
born and at tidies impudent
Go to Dr. J, 0. Goodman’s for
summer drjnks—ooca-eoln, milk
shakes, lemonades and thn best of
soda yorufei always r;n draught
Dr. L. C. Mattox, of Clinch coun
ty, is now tho reputed third party
congressional candidate in tbe elev
enth district. Ilis chance for elec
tion, however, is not probable much
less possible. Capt 'Earner will carry
all the democratic, votq*; and tho ne
gro republican candidate, recently
announced, wiU carry the negro re
publican votes. Where will Mattox
stand on election day?
Tbe negro woman, Della Joel
That lender farewell on tlio shore
Of thU rude world when nil Is o'er,
Which cheers Its spirit ere lis bark
Puts olT Into ilia unknown dark.
Iter soul, too soft Its Ills to bear,
Mas left our mortnl hemisphere
And sought, in a bettor world tlio .mcod,
To blameless life by heaven decreed.
F. G, Boatuioht,
W. II. Lovtt,
Witch Hazel 8nlvo
J. 0. Goodman.
>plc have idles, but DoWltt'a
will euro them,
Proceed I ngx of Council,
The city council of Tifton met in
II, II. Tift’s office September 5th,
1802, at 8:110 o’clock p. m. Present:
Aldermen Tift, Allen, Goodman and
McCrea. In tlio absence of the nrny-
or und mayor pro tern alderman Tift
was chosen to preside.
The minutes of last nieoting were
reud and approved.
Tlio committee appointed at lost
meeting to examine thn laws and se
cure an inspection of all fresh meats
sold in tlio city if they deemed it ud-
visnble, reported that they thought
some action should be taken by the
council to prevent the sale of dis
eased or impure meats but an inspec
tor's services could not lie secured
except one bo einployod by the coun
cil. The report was received, after
some discussion of the question, and
The petition of II. J. Brinson for
certain street privileges was present
ed but, after some discussion, was
laid on tho (able until there should
be a full meeting of council.
On motion council adjourned un
til Friday night, 9th lost
J. II. GoonitAW, Clerk.
There is no use talking, nolthur Harri
son or Cleveland will be elected unless
they take Do- Witt's Little Early Kitcre.
They have a "get there" quality posscss-
'■ Dr. J. 0. Goodman.
ed by no other ptlL
The Valdosta district holiness as
soomtioo will hold their first meet
ing at Aiapaha, Ga., September 20t.lv
end continue to Septembei 27th.
Ml persons in the experience of
iCttflcaUon. and those seeking the
blessing are invited.
Send your names to ltav, P.
- V that homos may be
The subject of the cultivation of
ram'e in tho cotton states is again
being agitated. Ramie is a plant
noted for its fiber, which, it is be
lieved, if proper appliances were
brought to bear upon it, would revo
lutionize the textile industry of this
oou n try,
It is a coarse, nettle-like weed that
grows wild all over the southern
country in moist, shady places. It is
common in river bottoms. Scientists
have declared the liber of the ramie
to be superior to cither cotton, silk or
flux. It is ns soft us silk and much
stronger than any of tlio first named,
It is grown largely in India and large
quantities of it nre now shipped to
Europe where it is used as u substi
tute for silk.
Ramie is a perennial, somewhat
shrubby plant, generally growing to
height of four feet, with long
pointed serrate leaves, dark green in
color witli a snowy sort of down mi
Tlio useful part of the plant is the
inner bark, or rather the liber of it
which cun be manufactured into fab
rics having the finest silken texture.
An effort was made to get southern
planters to engage in its culture in
1807, but, owing to tho deranged
condition of labor, little interest was
taken in the matter, although it was
proved at first to be a profitable ven
ture, when the crop beoame consider
able tlio hitherto linootisidored prob
lem of tlie disposal of tlio crop came
The fiber could not he prepared by
hand, ns in eastern countries, and
tlie crude material was too bulky for
export; so tlio excitement subsided.
Now it appears that tlie matter
may bo brought forward again under
fur more favorablo auspices.
A Louisiana writer, in an urticiu
in tlie' Now York Evening Post sees
in ramie a plant which, if a machine
to disoortioute it can be invented, will
become the most valuable fiber for
manufacturing in the world. “I do
not say,” lie obsorves, “that it will,
supersede cotton, fot tlie cheapness
of tlio latter and tlie high prion of
tlio former will, for quite a while
prevent lids. But tlie vnurmoiis
profits to be made in raising it, if the
proper dlseorticator oun lie found,
will induce everybody to plant it
“This great increase of product
will ultimately cheapen its price, and
tlio withdrawal of many planters of
cotton will tend to help tlie price of
their article. Flux will be almost a
thing of tlie past, for it Ims all the
merits of that fiber, and utterly
transcends its belt features. 1 take
it timt the silk industry will have
such u blow struck at it us will near-
ly paralyze it.
Every one who has ever seen ramie
or worn it fulls in love with tlie fab-
rios. It is its cool as linen, soft os
silk, fur more durable, and has a lus
ter, with un iridesceiiBe suggestive of
tlie opal. For summer wear, cither
external or for undeiolothing, it
would certainly distance competitors
at the south and in all wurrn eoun-
It would pass into table linens,
napkins,' towels, eto. Its uses in cor
dage of all sorts would ensue just ns
soon as prices should justify.
Its power to resist strain and break
age is almost incredible. ! have tried
in vain to snap an untwisted piece,
pulled two days ago, not over the
sixth teen th of an inch in diameter.
What cables it would make, A haw
ser, with good anchorage, would hold
a ship to her moorings in any storm.
Cel. .Or A. Breaux of LaFayette,
La., ii growing several acres of ramie.
It is uow'feirfeet-high, and it said
to be a beahtifol plant In that
month there will be a trial of ramie
decortjcators at'Nevv Orleans under
to furnish tlie ramie for the experi
Major 0. M. Ryals, who is,Chat
ham county’s standard authority on
agricultural subjects, was asked
about the matter yesterday.
Major Ryals said he hid heard of.
the plant, but had never investigated
or experimented with it He sees no.
reason why it. should not be success
fully grown in this locality, os all
the requirements of a damp, moist
soil and a warm clitnnte prevail here.
If the experiments in preparing it
for umnufiiottire are successful, ho
thinks it would be well for the far
mers of tiiis section to plant experi-
There is not any question now
about tobacco being a paying crop in
Georgia. Samples have been sent on
to tho factories in Nortli Carolina
and Virginia, and the prioes range
from six to forty cents per pound.
North Carolina raises her fiuest to
bacco on pine Inucls. This pine land
tobacco is said to be far superior to
tobacco raised on the oak and hick
ory lauds of Kentucky: There are
thousands of acres of tho fiuest kind
of tobacco land all along the Georgia
Southern and Florida railroad. This
is tlie opinion of North Carolina to
bacco men, mid the crop at Tifton
mid tlie Georgia Southern experi
mental farm nt Cycloncta has demon
strated tlio faoL—-Fruit Grower.
Garden Work for September.
lettuce and radishes nuty be sown.
Strawberry beds may also be prepared
and tlie plants set out. Sow turnips
—the flat dutch and the red top aro
tlie best—also mustard and oabbago
for winter use. Of tlio lutter, early
york and other early sort may bo
eoivn to set out tlio first of February.
Tliroo years ago Dr. J. T. Reese,
of Newniui, planted out seven uores
of ordinary *LU-lund in grapes. This
year, after lie had gotten 1,500 gal
lons of wine from Ins grape crop, lie
was offered $l,4<ffi ill cash for tlio
seven acres. The offer was prompt
ly and indignantly dectiqed.
A gentleman of I lilt count-
excufiunt judgment remarked
y Vho. ba»
d to us the
oilier day thaibu know of no pill so good
for constipation, dyspepsia and liver com
plaint as Dewitt's Utile Early Kisers.
Dr. J. Ut Goodman.
From tlie tax digests of
for tlie years 1891 and 1892,
ZKTTK gleaus the following: ’J^te tax
able resources of tlie oounty in 1891.
were *2,295,720; in 1892, *2,371,057;
increase, $75,937. The number of
polls in 1891 were 2,339; in 1893,
2,485. Ill 1891 tile [toils were 1,581.
whites and 708 colored; in 1893 the
polls were 1,701 whites and 784 col
ored. Wlitle the inoreose in taxable
resources is not as great as wits ex
pected it is exceedingly gratifying,
when tlio depressed condition of'tho
county is considered. Tlie record of
polls do not show the number of vo
ters who nre over age; this olaas of
voters in the oounty is estimated at
between 200 or 400, enough to umko
the total vote of the county about
2,700. A large number, notably ne-
groes, have not registered amt tbeir
ballots will not show up to the coun
ty’s numerical advantage in the com
What >ka!i it prcllt a man if he
o whole world and! then fisn the t
pepsin so bad that he cau’t enjov i
the good things it contains?. __
have dyspepsia if he lakes Do Witt's Lit
tle Early Hhers. Dr. J. C. Goodman,
Three names have been
our political announcements .th
week—Mr. A. W. Patterson for <
nary, Mr. Silas Tygart for clerk
perior court and Mr. Robert G
for tax ot>\ lector, AU three
young gentlemen of ummpeaeh
character, and Messrs. Button
Tygart bavy had considerable (
enee iu the conduct of
which they aspireyuid sho
be so fortuuate as to be - v
give the people general
Mr. Griffin is a young :
who lives in the j*'
near. KisV.mee '