The Tifton Gazette.
TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1892.
11.00 PER ANNUM.
VOL. 2-NO. 25.
“ 'LOCAL HOTCH-POTCH.
WHAT BUSINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
FIND TO TALK ABOUT.
P&vcmcnt Paragraph* I’IcUr*l Up and Pcn-
alvcly Penned-AU l^rtalnlng to
I’envno and Thing*.
Several new families have moved
to the city recently. The Gazette
tenders them a hearty welcome.
Go to Griffin & Staten, Valdosta,
for youi clothing. Snita from $1 to
ltev. B. W. Huokabee, of Sparks,
will speak in the interest of the third
party ut Nashville to-day.
This section is enjoying some
bright weather. It is warm during
the day but decidedly cool at night.
Let there be no laggards next
Wednesday. Every democrat should
go to the polls aud vote for the party
Pastor Crumpler will fill his ap
pointments at the Methodist church
next Sunday os usual. Let nil the
people turn out and hear him.
The Tifton Institute, under the
administration of Prof. J. J. Hug
gins, is growing rapidly in popular!
ty with the patrons and pupils.
Mr. L. S. Shepherd has opened
stock of general merchandise l» tj
Masonic building. He will telMiur
rcuders about it next week.
Prof. L. II. Lovitt, who is teaching
school near Alapaha, piused through
the city last Friday enrouto for
Brushy Creek church to bd in-at
tendance upon the singing couven
llev. P. H. Crnmpler will make
Tifton-headquarters until after the
meeting of the south Georgia con
ferenco, which will convene some
time in December at ColitmbuB.
Mr. 1L J. Brinson, manager of
Hotel Sadie, is having a • foundation
| dug, iu the rear of‘the right wing of
the building, for a green bouse to
protect wiuter plants.
Griffiii & Staten's handsome two-
story budding, Valdosta, is the place
to get your full goods.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Brice will move
■" back to Sparks from Mitchell connty
,? ~wifluir% > next' week or two. The
people of Sj/u^-will give them
licarty welcome on their return.
Berrien county democrats, don’t
fail to go to the polls next Wednes
day aiid vote for democracy and re
form, w represented by Messrs. Elias
L. -Moore and Henry H. Knight.
Mr. M. L. Parrish is now traveling
in the intertest of E. II. Shackleford,
of Albany, dealer, in wines, liquors
and oigars. Mr. Irvin Parrish, who
formerly represented this house, is
now on the road for L. N. Plonsky.
j Col. 0. W. Fulwood is complain
ing vehemently about the night
hawks and owls robbing his cane
patch. We offer you a remedy, Col
oucl: Get rid of the cano patch 1
The chandeliers for the Tifton
Baptist chnrch has been received and
will be put up to-morrow. Mr. W.
Lennon, who so liberally donated
these lights to the church is dae and
no. doubt will receivo the grateful
thanks of the congregation.
HK L. A. Snow,of the Tift and Suow
Fruit I'iu m is in the oity and
' remain until the middle of next
rflt« a good op-
of our pe
; fruit trees (his
them from him
best stock by so do-
ocraoy. Follow-citizens, there must
be something radically wrong in the
third party movement when this
venerable soldier of the cross feeta
called npon to take the stump against
it. Go and hear him.
Hon. W. H. Snead, of Berrien
county, accepted the third party
nomination to run for senator in the
Bixth district against Hon. E. L.
Moore, the democratic nominee. The
beet interests of the people of Geor
gia demand the election of Moore.
The Tift and Snow Fruit Farm
Co. will engage largely in the nurso-
ry business from this fall and winter,
making a specialty of those fruits
and the varieties best adapted to this
section and Climate. The members
of the oompany are very enthusiastic
relative to the growth of fruit in this
section aud they are determined that
the industry shall be thoroughly
tested. They are men who don’t do
things by halves.
A. W. Patterson, chairman of the
county democratic executive com
mittee, met with the Tifton club last
Tuesday .night and gave the mem
bers some good advice relative to
polling the full democratic vote of
the district next Wednesday. He is
no speaker but a very forceful talk
er. His presence at the olub, in- his
offioial capaoity, will prove very sal
utary to the canse of democracy in
in the county. . -
The democrats managers of the
election next Wednesday, in Berrien
und ajoining counties will do a good
service to their country and'party if
tliey will 8oe to it that the democrat
ic tickets are not destroyed. It may
be done and the election uhreiuona-
sonably delayed. Plenty of ticket
will be furnished to each polling
place so that the managers can
keep some in reserve all the time,
The Gazette is informed that the
Withinooochee Singing Convention
hold a most delightful as well as
successful session at the Brushy
Creek church last Friday, Satnrduy
and Sunday. There was a very large
attendance, allot whom were most
hospitably entertained by oitizens of
tlie’utighborhqod. The lessons were
entered into enthusiastically by the
several leaders, and all who were
present jjrcatly enjoyed the music,
List year’s officers were unanimously
re-elected, vli; W. Henry Griffin,
President, and Walter Lindsey, Sec
rutary. We have not learned where
the next session will be held.
The attendance of young men at
the Yonng Men’s Union Prayer
Meeting lost Sunday evening, at the
Institute, was very gratifying to all
oonaerned. The editor believes that
it will continue to grow in attend
ance so long as the present zeal and
earnestness is manifested on the purt
of those who projected it. All young
men of Tifton, os well as visiting
young men, are cordially invited to
attend these meetings—held at the
Institute at 6:16 o’clock every Sun
We learn that some negro men
went to Sparks lost Sunday night to
take the south bound passenger train.
They built a fire in the middled the
road and sat down by it on tbs track,
and while waiting fell asleep. The
engineer seeing the light reversed his
engine to stop, and had nearly done
so before the ponderous machine
reached the fire. The engineer’s
pilot rolled the sleeping negroes pret
ty lively, and our informant says
that a few more turns, of the wheels
It won id have been “all day Ishani”
Underwood, of Camilla,
the .ft Tifton Baptist
an d at
righteousness shall exceed the right
eousness of tlye Scribes and Pharisees,
ye shall in no case enter the king
dom of heaven.” He will continue
to fill the appointments of the pas
tor, Dr. C. M. Irwin, on Jthe second
and fourth Sundays iu each mouth
until tnrther notice.
GARNERED BY THE PENCIL
DENOUNCED AS FALSE.
Captain Hubba Write* a Letter to Dr.
Albany, September 28.—Dr. J. II.
Pickett, of TyTy, chairman of the
people’s party of the socond congress
ional district, has written a letter to
Captain R. Hobbs, chairman of the
democratic committee, asking his as
sistance in securing a division of
managers at the polls in the coming
elections. Captain Hobbs replied
that the comity offioials had the mat
ter in hand and referred Dr. Pickett
to them. He also took occasion to
score Dr. Piekett for the people’s
party conduct at tlio recent Weaver
melee here in granting no division of
time and stating to Weaver that the
democrata would not let him speak
unless such division was granted.
This statement, after saying it had
been traced to Piokott, Captain
Hobbs denounced as false. He con
cluded his letter thus: “Yon Speak
of honesty and fair dealing. When
you act different from what you did
at that Woaver mcotiirg, ! will be
prepared to confer with you, but not
until thqn. n
The republican convention of this
district meets hero to-morrow, Tho
probability is that they will endorse
the third party anil advise their
voters to vote with it iu state and
TEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
Batch of Mew* from Neighboring Countie*
Deemed of Special Interest to
, , POSTPONED AGAIN.
The Hearing of the Tifton and Thomaavllle
Macon, September 28.—Again the
hearing of the application of lteoeiver
Sparks for $460,000 for the purpose
of building a branch of the Georgia
Southern and Florida from Tifton to
Thomaaville has been postponed.
Hearing on the application was set
for to-day aud prominent lawyers
were in attendance on the court.
Hon. Hoke Smith, of Atlanta,
Hon. L. F. Gerrord, of Columbus,
John I. Hull, of Griffin, were present
besides Messrs. Dessau and Bartlett
representing creditors and Messrs.
Gustin, Guerry and Hall represent
ing the receiver.
An amendment to the petition. to
the effect that the debt thus contract
ed wonld be only a lien on the road
between Tifton and Thoninsvillo and
not npon the main line, altered the
oomplexion of the petition and at
torneys approving it ask for post-
poncmcnt, because they believe their
clients would agree to the borrowing
of the money nnder these conditions.
The hearing was set for October
Declared Coy Hand.
A i.ru mv, September 29.—The re
publican convention of the second
district met here to-day. B. F.
Brambcrry, of Albany, introduced a
resolution pledging the party to sup
port Hand the third party candidate
for congress. It was carried. Brura-
barry said he Indorsed the third par
ty because it was pledged to a free
ballot and fair count and urged the
party to support Hand.
His spaeeli was the usual howl of
fraud by tbe democrats and his wail
of woo waa not received with any
great enthusiasm. Only eight of the
fifteen counties were represented,and
there »m no enthusiasm at all. The
negroes do not swallow this Pew
dose with any dogive of relish.
A rpedal from Thomaaville, dated
September 20, says: A barn ou Mr.
T. 0. Mttohsir* Trout Lake farm
destroyed by fire to-night. Three
d pounds of tobacco, owned
H. Fauceit was burned, on
thin* was only 8550 insurance,
Go to Dr. J. C. Goodman’s
Mr. J. T. Denby, of Woith county,
has handed lie a sample of the Wild
Goose pea, which he esteems as a
splendid field pea. He says it is a
thrifty, and prolific pea and docs well
in poorest soil.
The grand jury of Colquitt coun
ty, which was in session lost week,
recommended the organization of a
court under the general county court
law. We did not learn who was re
commended for judge.
Mr. John Clements, who lives near
Irwinville, planted this year one acre
of long-staple oottou and expects to
gather one hale from the patch. If
it comes up to his expectations he
will plant all of his cotton land in it
It is as good as reading a romance
to sit and heat tinole Jack Story talk
of the time before and during the
wot To hear his vidid description
of those four years of blood, doseu’t
fire our heart with ajmigipg for ;;
repetition of those tempestuous years.
A prominent old gentleman of
Georgia being asked who were the
the. most popular officials of the state,
named Hon. W. A. Harris, of Wortli
county, secretary of the senate, as
one of them, and suid ho had earned
his popularity by the faithful per
formance of the duties of the office.
Hoti. Henry G. Turner addressed
a large audience at Douglass on
Monday. The ladies were out In full
foioe to welocme this oharapion of
democratic principle. The court
house was gaily decked with flowers.
Upon a rising vote there wus not u
third party man present und only
The offioc of tho clerk of flie su
perior court of Coffee county was
robbed Sunday night of tho old
county seal, aud two Important
records oontaining damaging evi
denco against prominent parties gave
evidence of being tampered with.
The robbers are spotted and lmpor
tant arrests will follow.
The superior court of Clinch coun
ty con veues next Monday and will
lie adjourned Tuesday afternoon im
til tho following Thursday morning
in order that all the attuohees may
have an opportunity to go tjjfine and
vote. Irwin superior coilfFoonvoncs
also next Monday and the Gazette
supposes a similar oourso will be
The democrats of the fourth dii-
trict of Worth county had a rally
last Saturday. Col. J. G. Pol hill, of
Isabella,-and W. A. Allen, of the
Sumner Local, and others made
speeches. Coj. Pol hill reports that
it was a perfect democratic love-fealt;
there wai plenty of democratic en
tkusiosm and something good to eat
Tho thorough democratic canvass of
county closes at Warwiok tomorrow
There is a general rally at Poulan
to-day. The editor regrets be can
not attend. Hons. Ben E. Russel,
Jesse W. Walter*, James M. Griggs
and William E. Wooten ate an ex
oellent quartette to have at A demo
cratic rally and barbecue; they are
all auperb speakers.
It is reported that a yonng man
by the name of Leonard Sumner, of
Worth connty, is stamping Irwin
county in the interest of the &iid
party. One of tbe results of this
young man’* can vass has been to con
vince the renembk J. J. Whiddon
thafthe third party of Irwin county
is not strong enough to eleot him to
the legislature and he has withdrawn.
Young Sumner’s father, one of the
most exemplary citizens of Worth
jhty, it tbe democrat io nominee
the legislature And will, las sfcct-
; a good round majority. ;
An Appeal Democrats.
The editor of tho Gazette was
pained last week, when attending the
Colquitt county superior court, to
hear life-long demoorate say they
would not support the nominee of
tho party for representative from
personal reasons. We take it that
surely these domoorats hnvo not
properly considered tho matter, und
risking the oliarge being burled into
our face that we aro meddling with
what don’t concern us, we ventme a
few thoughts to our democratic
friends of that county.
If you follow the polioy you have
marked ont you will vote against
your party and your settled political
convictions simply for the purpose
of venting personal spleen or reek
ing personal vengeance npon the can
didate, Hon. J. B. Norman, Jr,
Have yon ever seriously considered
the foot that Mr. Norman is not the
democratio party any more than any
other democrat ? It is true, perhaps,
you have good reason for personal
grievance ngunst M r. Norman—but
you should not murder the demo
cratic party because of it. Mr. Nor
man i» tho nominee of tho party,
made so we conclude by a majority
of the party in the county, and it is
hiding with third partyites for the
puipose of defeating Hou. John B.
Paulk, the regular democratic nomi
nee, and the Gazette learns that
they are arguing the question to
themselves in the same strain with
our Colquitt county friends. Shame
on sucii democracy! In that (Irwin)
oonnty they have two democratic
candidates iu the field, the nominee
and an independent; aud the third
party had two candidates in the race
lmt one of them retired in favor of
the other. Now, with the democrats
divided and the third party united
the election of a democrat is doubt
ful to say the least
Have tried almost every known reme
dy for Itching Pile* without success, An
ally hough! a box of De 'A'tU’i Witch
llatel Salve, and ft has cured mr. 0.1),
Haskins, Peoria, III. I)r. I. C. Goodman.
Georgia Southern and Florida to Unite In
Making It a Hnrces* at a Georgia Port.
Col. Thomas P. Stovall has re
turned from New York, where he
has been over two months very large
ly engaged in pushing forward the
movement for direct trudo hetween
foreign countries ami south Atlnnlio
The inauguration of partial direct
the duly of dctnooruui to support flfflll ShwhwhIi-bihI Brunswick
I. i A I * * fit" t 1 * I**" tuna lilt I ilm luuviuitiiwt nP Alt.. itinnl.
iiiinuiiiiot in liii imtirttiriTiTcapaoity
hnt os the duty accredited represen
tative of tho party. Your vote will
be oountod in fuvor of the democrat
ic party and not in favor of M r.
Norman ns an iudividuulj; it records
your fealty or loyalty to the demo
cratic party aud not your personal
friendship for Mr. Norman. On the
other hand, a vote for Mr. Mnrphy
endorses his political principles and
Hie republican party, rather than
your personal friendship us a man.
Again, have you scnouily consider
ed the fact that it 1* almost absolute
ly impossible for tho party to noml
nnte a candidate entirely free from
personfl antagonism, a man who hus
no enemies I Indeed, it is a maxim
as old as exporeinoe itself that a nuin
who has no enemies is one who has
little individualism or settled char
acter; he is a man whoso life lias
been made up of little nothings; he
is a mail who is unstable and vacillat
ing in everything he undertakes. A
man who will attempt to do his
whole duty in life will oertainly get
in soniobody’s way, und the moment
he docs it he hug made an enemy.
It should not be so, bill then it is—
and your voting against your party
will not change it
Fellow-democrats, of Colquitt
county, tho Gazette beseeches you to
hold party principles, tho best inter
ests of your neighbors and your
country, fnr above personal piqun
and personal dislikes. If you want
your party principles to prevuil and
put into actire oiierution you must
vote for tho parly candidates for
there is no oilier way tho show your
allegiance to the party and its prin
ciples. We ho|>o this upiK-al will
not be in vain 1
Since we union this line we wnnt
to say that we have iieard similar
talk from democrats in Berrien, Ir
win Mid Worth counties. In Berrien
connty, democrata have said thoy
would rote against Mr. Kuight for
personal reasons; and now, we appeal
to your sense of justice to tho demo
cratic party, to think of what you
are doing. Of oouqp third partyites
wiil enoourage you in so doing, be
cause every silent democratic vote
means a half vote for the third party,
aud every democratic vote cast for
Mr. Roberts means two votes for the
tnird party. You can easily discover
why the third partyites will enoour-
age you in this ootirse.
In ’Worth county there aw some
demoorate who are talking as in
Colquitt and Berrien. It is all wrong,
founds, go to tho polls and vote the
straight tjckeL The palladium of
your country’s liberty is ind issolubly
connected with the democratic party
and your neighbors are expecting
you to do your duty.
Iu Irwin county we u:id
was but tho beginning of thu muoh
desired cud. Both lines only em
braced outgoing freights. Imports
are needed to. iomul up the freight
part of tlio plan, while a good pas
sage service is an essential feature.
For thi-Be matters we have been work
To scoiirc all these features of
freight exports and imports and pas
sengers, culls for fine steamers and
office fuoilitics on both sides of the
sea. And the pretty certainty of tho
oargoes and travel is demanded to
save ship owners from loss, or any
how divide the r;sk. As we have be
fore stated, a moderate guarantee of
business was the common sense re
quirement of the ship men. The
railroads that have forces to work np .
business were the ones to give this
guarantee, und they have many of
them ngrecd to do so, and the others
are about to assume their part of it.
This wiil give us the best line.
Hitherto Georgia has borne tbe
burdeii of this agitation and this
movement, but Florida hascome into
hearty support and active coopera
tion with the movement, and her
great railway the Plant system is in
with us, while tbe nut and powerful
East Tennessee, Virginia and Ueor-
uiu system has given its practical
support to the imperial benefuctioo.
Chicago is flooding Europe with
literature descriptive of her advan
tages and attractions, and is offering
every inducement to the world’s folks
to go to her big fair next year. She
is in hot contest with New York for
for municipal supremacy of this con
tinent, olniniiug that the greatest
commercial markets of the world aro
interior, like Loudon, Paris, Vienna
A purt of the plan of Col. Stovall
and raysolf in this vital direct trade
project is to advertise southern splen
did advantages in Europe, m a fine,
illustrated pamphlet, in which we
have the co-oporation of the railroads
aud will need the morohante, manu
facturers und land couipauies us co-
All hands icoognize that wo mast
get for the south her full 1 share of
the wave of foreign visitation to the
United States next year that will
nub to see our colossal exposition at
Chicago. People must come or re
turn by the south, and now is the
time to prepare for them. Our
Hou is getting thoroughly aroused l
the chance, and is keen to use it,
would be criminal not to do so.
The movement will be pushed with
nil possible vigor, and the patriotro
and practical co-operation of ov<
interest, agency, oitiam and corpora^;, -
tiou ia most earnestly iuwked.