TIFTON, BERRIEN COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER. 7, 1802.
VOL. 2-NO. 26,
USINESS MEN AND LOAFERS
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oraone and Tlilnga*.
§§| South Georgia,seed Rye, for sale by
N. F. Tirr & Co., Albany, Go.
Ho sure to read all the new legal
advertisement jn to-day’s paper.
Berrien superior court will be in
- session next week. Persons interest
ed will be on hand.
• Mrs. H. IT.Tift and children re
turned from' their summer visit at
Mystic, Conn., lust Friday,
is Di: AY. Li. Bikes, of Sunnier, was
in the city last Tuesday on business
and called at the editor’s sanctum.
Chattanooga two horse plows, three
rpller oaue mills; kettles, &o., for
sale by ST, F. Tire & Co.,
Mr. Jack F._ Horkan, well known
in this section ot Georgiu, was in Tif-
■ ton last week bnrouU: to his Texas
home at Velasco. '
•-Mr. VV. A, Allen.of the Sumnor
HU LocaV spent portions of Mondayuml
Tuesday in the city while etiroute to
and from Ashburn.
The depot of the Georgia Southern
■' \ and Florida railroad received Borne
sH needed repairs last week; the roof
; M. A. Sexton is now local agent
Ba&fi the New York life insurance
’ PumpiiiTiyy^Ie pan present you Bome-
thingj-.CT'nn life insnranoeT~~
•t . Dr, J.1I, Hammond, of Enigma,
The Holiness disciples held a pro
tracted meeting at Alapaha last
week and quite a number of people
professed sanctification, or perfect
purity of life. The, meeting ud-
ourned on Wednesday, the 28th.
Go to Griffin & Staten, Valdosta,
for youi clothing. Suits from $1 to
Rev. L. A. Snow returned home
last Saturday in order to cast a
straight democratic ballot in the state
election. He was here looking after
the interests of the Tift and Snow
Fruit Farm Company.
Griffin & Stated, Valdosta, are
headquarters for dress goods and
Elder J. L. Underwood will occn
py the pulpit at the Baptist ohnrcli
next Sunday morning. He will not
preach at night, owing to the fact
that seculur business will require his
presence in Camilla on Monday
Be*sure to call aud sec’ll. S. Shep
herd, located in the Masonic building
when you visit Tifton. If you want
to trade he will treat you right.
Rev. P. H. Crumpler preached at
tlio Tifton Methodist, church last
Sunday' morning, and Rev. Dr.
Branch, of Muoon, held a meeting at
-night iu the interest of the Metho
dist orphanage which is located near
that place. 1 ,
Griffin & Staten's handsome two-
story building, Vuljostji, is the place
to get your full goods.
Wo call especial attention of the
made u pleasant call at the Gazette
sanctum Monday afternoon. He
V was enroute to Sparks on business.
.* • The election in Tifton 'district
passed-off .very quietly. There mm
lfiti votes polled—of whioh the dejn-
;r ' oerats received 152 und. tho third
1 party 14.
Master Julian Cole has token
, - position as fireman mg the Georgia
jj£ ; Southern and Florida railroad, on
the through freight between Tifton
, ' iinil Lake City,
Some of the materials uro oil the
ground lor the erection of Mr. \V. N
tJole’a hundsouio residence—to lie
. -erected on Ridge avenue near the
Judge AY. W. Rutherford and
Hons. M. A.Sexton, AV. II. Love and
J. W. Baker went to Nashville yes
terday to witness the consolidation ol
the county.’s vote.
There was a newly married pair at
the Owen House last Tuesday; came
tip on the Brunswiok and Western
train. It had the appearance of a
Gretna Green affair.
Have you subscribed to tho Bap
tist pew fulfil? If not, oall at Messrs
E. ,P. Boweu & Bro.’s store and place
your name on the list gild opposite it
a liberal contribution.
Tho Withlacorolieo singing con
vention wilt bold its next session in
the Sparks Methodist clmrolu The
• people of that thriving little town
lovo to hear good vocal music.
There was no eleotiou whisky
Boating around in Tifton last Wed
nesday. However, 6ne man sipped
too long from a private jug and his
| friouds had to take care of him.
GARNERED BY THE PENCIL
Rntoh of Now* from Neighboring Counties
Deemed of SiwclRl litlereeUo
readers of the Gazette to tho an-
TEMS OF LOCAL IHTEREST.
Coffee superior court convenes the
second Monday in November.
l’l of. AY. J. Royal has juBt. opened
an interesting singing boIiooI at Syca
There are 1,501 registered voters
in Coffee county, and tho democrats
have'a big majority.
Mallary Association convenes with
the Sumner Baptist, church on Tuos.
day after the third Sunday inst.
The dcmocraoy of Coffee county
will hold n primary to nominate
county officeis on Saturday, Decem
Echols superior court was in ses
sion last week and lasted only two
days. It speaks well for tho morals
of that county.
Threats of horse-whipping, whip
ping, shooting pud fighting are to be
heard on every hand in Douglas.
Polities are warming up.—Breeze.
The Willacooohoe High School has
sixty-six students enrolled, and four
departments—literary, business; mu
sic and telegraphy—in successful op
The "Qivilixod” correspondent of
the Valdosta Times says Hahira is on
boom and her business men on*a
The Worth comity agricultural so
ciety is making preparations for the
full fair at Poulau. October 18th
and 19th. , Capt. John Q. McPhaul
ably seconded by Mr. E. L. Girdner;
are bestirring themselves in that be
half. The have just issued a regu
lar premium list, aggregating $350,
notwithstanding not aceut is charged
for admission or entry fees. The
premiums are scoured from volun
tary contributions and from the sale
of the various privileges oil the
ground. These people are hustlers,
and they never get left at anything
they undertake. The exhibits, when
the county fair is over, will be ship
ped to Macon and exhibited at the
AROUSED DEMOCRACY CREATES A
Cienrgln Rollil for tho Only True People’*
l’nrty—Her People KxMi Intelligence,
Virtue nml Temperance First.
The Baptists of Sparks are con
templating the completion of their
/ church building in the near fnture.
ijrrecently purchased and placed
lower a splendid new bell,
votes were lost to the
Of the Tifton district be*
drunken judge declined to
rn Irwin superior court and
to come home and vote.
J.,Sullivan .preached to
Baptist church lust Sat -
undoy night. Both ser-
ttvo been very favorably com-
W. F. Oox has aocepte^he
of tint Naainilljj^uptist
He i« « forceful preacher,
a rigid disciplinarian and doubtless
will do good work for the Master
uomicenient'of Rev. S. J. Sauls, who
aspires to the office of Tax -Receiver
for Berrien comity, in another col
umn. If elected ho would make
faithful ami efficient officer,
Go to L. S. Shepherd, under the
Musonio IIall, Tifton, GtA., for fresh
groceries, firs to lass dry goods nml
latest styles of millinery. He will
supply yon at Unprecedented low
The Gazette lias turned out
large quantity of job work the past
week, executed in tile best style of
the “art preservative.’’ Its patrons
are always pleased with their work.
When you have job printing of any
kiud to do give the Gazette a trial
Padrick Bros, are hustlers of the
right kiud and do not hesitate to )c
their business lie kuowii. Hulf doz
eii boys were employed last Wednes
day und sent to every election pre
cinct in reach of Tifton to distribute
circulars telling of his special bar
Mv stock of coffins and burial
robes is enrou to and will be received
iu a few days. I will make a special
ty of this stock. L. S. SheehukI).
Mr. Otis Baker and Miss Emma
Fuhvood, eldest daughter of 1). A.
Fulwood, of Alapaha, were? united In
marriage at tho rssiihnice of the
bride’s parents lust: Wednesday eve
ning, Rev. P, H. Grumpier officiating.
The marriage was u very quiet affair,
but we ore told that the midnight
charivari was not only noisy but,im
mense. The Gazette extends con
gratulations to tile yotiug couple und
wish them .many years of wedded
I hnvo a nice line of furniture—
bedsteads, olmirs, bureaus, tables, etc.
—in stock and on the road. Will
sell tliCm at rock bottom prices for
cash- or on the installment plan.
Como and see me when yon need
goods in this line. L. 8. BHCMtEim.
Receiver Sparks, Genera; Manager
Lane, Superintendent Iloge, Road
master Grady and Supervisor AVal-
drep of the Georgia Southern and
Florida, passed down the road on
Wednesday in a special train. The
Gazette learns that they left Macon
eai‘iJ t 4R’nday morning and is giving
the jowLa thorough ami critical in
spection, with a view of putting on
a fast through train from St. Louis
ani Cincinnati to Florida, famishing
sleeping car accommodations Iron
Cincinnati and 8t. Lou la. It is
probable this through train will be
nut on next Monday or Tuesday, ’t
sound lmsi8 with fair prospects of
The Doles IiiBtittiio, of Worth
county, is to he incorporated at the
next session of Wortli superior com!.,
which convenes on the fourth Mon
day in this month.
The next convention of the Coffee
comity Sunday-school association
will bo held at Williams’ Chapel on
Saturday, October 22, and an excel
lent meeting is anticipated.
The Ladies Missionary Sooiety, of
Sycamore, gave a successful festival
last Wednesday evening. The at
tendants Imd a pleasant- time mid
plenty of something good to eat be
sides ice cream.
I’rofs. Boone and Overman, of
Coffee comity, are shooting hot
words at each other through the
Douglas Breeze. It is a sorry exam
ple for the “young ideas’’ whom they
are teaching to “shoot.”
The grand jury of Coiqmtt comity
fixed the-salary of the judge of the
county court to lie estobjhniud ai $100
lier annum, i'lie county lias no need
of o comiiy court if she can’t pay its
judge u bettor suiary than that
Irwin county is peculiarly adapted
to the production of a first-class ar
ticle of tobacco, We trust our far
mers will take advantage of this op
portunity to better their condition
Let' each one plant him a tobacco
crop next year.—News,
There is a Mr. Butler living at Ty
Ty who' came from tho vicinity of
Pulaski, Tenn., and knows from ex
perienOe all about Woaver’s record of
brutality arid’ injustice inflicted on
helpless southern men, women and
children. One doesn’t have to guess
that be is a democrat.
Parson Odum, tli» third parly can
didate for senator in the seventh die
triet, went over into Brooks comity
to .canvass and apeak for his party.
At Groovcrvillc ho bad an audience
composed of himself ami another
man. He felt decidedly too lonesome
to s|ieak. That’s tbe'kind of demo
or&ts you’ll Hut! in Brooks county;
they let third party und republican
politicians severely alone..
Col. W. H. Griffin, of Valdosta,—
nnr Billy—ha* oast aside his widow-
erhood. He was married on Wed
nesday evening of last week to Miss
Carrie Abbott, of . West Randolph,
VermonR, in the first Congregational
church of that city. -The Gazette
joins everybody in Berrien county In
wishing the manly groom and bis
fair bride success and happiness with
nany years of married life.
Two Motlimllst I’ronclu-r* Mmii Iu Vocal
t-omVnt at Nitslivillo.
Some eight or ten days ago the
uttermost parts of Berrien comity
were flooded with dodgers announc
ing that Rev. B. W. Iluokabee, of
Sparks, was to speak at Nashville
last Saturday in tho interest of the
The democrats began at once to
search round for a champion to pit
against him, mid found such tin one
In the person of Rev. J. M. Hendry,
of Brooks county.
Promptly on Saturday morning at
10 o’clock the speakers and people—
as many as could get into the court
house comfortably- -were on hand.
It was arranged for Rev. Ilendry
to speak first. Rest Ruokubeo to fol
low him, aud then Rev. Heudry to
jfenclude in twenty minutes. Both
orators distinguished themselves, but
at the close of Rev. Iluokabee’s
speech John Barleycorn displayed
his presence hy warming some of the
boys up to a lighting attitude. J. B.
was very vociferous and belligerent,
much so that Rev*. Ilendry could not
mako his replication speecli and dis
missed the audience with the declu-
tlon that his opponent hud said
nothing worthy of a reply.
The Gazette does not approve of
ministers of the iiospel of Jjsns
Christ spouting politics on the street
corners or from the hustings, beoause
it lessens their influence mul power
for good in the master’s cause, and
hence he never lends his presence to
an occasion where such u departure
from ministerial ethics is on the pro
What a spectacle these reverend
gentlemen presented to the people
present! Men whose calling it is to
lend the people in the paths of sobri-
t.y, pence and harmony, and who, in-
stciKl of making inflammatory politi
cal speeches to an excited crowd pf
their fellow-men, should tm preach
ing glad tidings of “l’eaoe on earth
and good will to men.”
The Gazette hopes the like will
not oocur in Berrien county again.
The political agony is over.
And such a licking as republican
ism and third partyism has received
at the hands of an aroused democracy
is without a parallel since the days
In no comity in the slate was dcm
ocraoy more thoroughly organized
limn in Berrien, mid on Wednesday
her old time majority of 800 was
placed in the ballot boxes. The fol-
1 swing table shows the vote of the
county by districts for governor,
state senator and representative:
N on re,
170 Kobe its,
1A t Snead,
* 111 Peek,
110 Robot ts,
110 Peek. '
bTI’KIt TUN Til.
rrocccdiiiga ol Council.
Tho city countil of Tlf/on met, in
the office of II. II. Tift, October 3rd,
at 8:30 o’clock p. m., and was called
to ordoi hy Mayor W. 11. Love.
Present: Aldermen Tift, Bowen,
McCreu,, Goodman und Alien,
The minutes of the lust meeting
were read and, with some correction,
Ordered, That U. T. Ellison be
refunded $1.50 street tax, which the
Marshal Imd collected from him ille
gaily, lie not being a resident of
Ordered, That the Clerk open
tho city tax books, for the collection
of the ml valorem city tax, oh the
lOtli of October and that be close
the same, on tho 16th of November
There being no further business the
J. 1L OoortXAH, Clerk.
(inrilcn Work l'or October.
Red top turnips may he sown for
winter use, but it is almost too'late
to tiring the roots to ranch perfection
except on the coast Those already
planted' may Ikj cultivated and
brought to a stand. Plant strawber
ry- Wds, Let your manure heaps tie
looked after, and your garden tools
made rauly for spring work.
Northen, HOfl ; Moore, 78S ; Knight, 7159.
Tlie democratic majority in the
sixth senatorial district about 1,500;
in the secqiid congressional dislrict is
over 5,000; in the stale of Georgia
fully 70,000. The Gazette is sat-
isiled that when tho official count is
made, Georgia will show up a ma
jority of 80,000.
The lentil congressional dislrict
gave Northen a majority over Peck
of uliout 1,000, and Black's election
to congress is assured by' a majority
of at least 900, M r. Watson's pop.
ularity will not save him.
Hon. J. B. Paulk is elected Irwin
county’s representative iu the legisla
ture; also Sumner in Worth, Norman
in Colquitt, Sims in Brooks, West in
Lowndes, Johnson iu Clinch, Wilcox
iu Coffee and Stulvey in Echols—all
While it is propel for democrats
to rejoice over this overwhelming vie
tory, still to indulge in personal in
sult and offensive guying will prove
productive of more harm than good
jyiid wo hope it will be eschewed.
I^t deiuoFriita be manly in Gtor-
The fifth annnal session of Mell
Baptist Association convened with
Brushy Creek church, five miles east
of Sparks last Friday iViorning.
Tho introdnetory sermon was
preached by Eider 11. T. Dowling.
The association was organized by
electing Elders W. F. Cox and II. T,
Dowling moderator and olerk, re,
The churches represented in tho
association had full delegations preen
cut, Ramali, Enigma and Salem
churches were not represented by
either letter or messengers. Mt,
Zion church, Colquitt county, upon
application was taken, under the
watchcure of the hotly and into full
fellowship ns soon ns her letter of
dismicsion from Mercer is received
by tho clerk of this association.
The session was harmonious
throughout and considerable good
The reports of committees in be
half of the various interests of tho
churches composing tho association
wore encouraging; some good mission
work was accomplished during tho
post, year, but there remains much
more to lie done ami the delegates
seemed to be awake to their duty m
A larger amount of mission funds
were sent up by the,churches tlmn
at any previous association, and tho
prospects for tho future are eucour-
The new executive committee
elected by (lie body is composed of
some of the most sterling business
men of the denomination in this sec
tion, viz: Messrs. C. Ik Beckwith, J.
K! McCranic, -5. S.-Lindspy, J. H,
UidhoUn nml W. 11. Morris. The
committee met immediately after its
election unit ^elected Mr. y. II. Beck
with chairman, and Mr. W. H. Mor,
ris secretary and treasurer.
Among the visitors present were
Elders AY. E. Morris from llomer-
ville, J. A. 8carboro from New Kbe-
nezer, W. J. Sullivan from Mallary
and J. F. Reeves from Mercer asso
Elder J. F. Reeves represented tho
Christian Index, but we did not
learn with what success.
Elder A. Scarboro represented
Freddie Shipp Female College, now
being built at Cordele, mid took sub
scriptions to tho building fund
iinldliiiting to more than n hundred
Correspondents were sent to tlm
Mercer, Mullury, Houston and Ho-
Messrs. C. li. Beokwilh and B. T,
Allen were sent as delegates to tho
state convention. Several members
volunteered to go as delegates to tho
south Georgia convention.
The hospitality of the people of
Brushy Creek neighborhood is uni
bounded, and received a vote of
thunks for their generous care of tbo
The association proper udjourned
Saturday afternoon to held its next
session with Mt. Zion church, Col-,
A mission mass meeting was held
Sunday morning, at 10 o’clock, lead
by Elders. AY. F. Cox and J. F,
The missionuty sermon wospreacbi
ed by Elder J. A. Scarboro, to a largo
and attentive congregation. Those
who heard this sermon are unquali
fied in the assertion that it was the
most convincing defense of the Jew*
trine of missions ever preached in
tiiis section of country. A small coli‘
lection was taken for misstouary work
within the bounds of the association.
The T. ami T.
Though the clouds of uncertainty
whioh overshadows the Tifton und
Thomasviile railroad arc omiousaud
calculated to cause its friends to
despair of its being completed soon,
the..Gazette is inclined, to believe
that its importance as a feeder to tbe
Georgia Southern and Florida issitf
(talent to cause its early completion
whet her it remains in the hands of
the Receiver or is said.
The editor is free to confess Ira
never attended an association that
abounded more in pleasing recolleci
lions than tbe one just closed with
Brushy Creek church,.
A Mr. Meye, of Tifton, Gal, haa' *,/
feeling of personal, acquaintance rtittr -
Weaver's brutal treatment of tbe-ait.
ileus of Pulaski, Twin., and if j
have any doubt about the uu
write him and sec wligs he says a
' Weaver,—Sumner Local,