AMERICUS, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1884.
Daily, Pbr Ykab,..
office on cotton atenue.
Amerioni i» tha county seat of Sumter
county, Georgia, aitimted on the South
western railroad, 71 miles southwest of
Macon, and about 80 miles north of the
Florida iioe. It is situated in the finest
section of Georgia, raising a greater vari
ety of agricultural and horticultural pro
ducts than any other part of the South,
combining all the fruits, grain and vege
tables of thd temperate and semi-tropical
zones—wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, Irish
and sweet potatoes, peanuts, chufas,
cotton, peas, sugar cane, apples, pears,
peaches, grapes, plums and other fruits.
The climate is mild and equable, nod one
of the most healthy in the world, the air
being pure and dry and most beneficial ior
long and throat diseases. All kinds of
outdoor work can be performed without
inconvenience from summer heat or
winter cold. Americus has a population
of fi,000, is beautifully situated on high
and rolling ground and boasts of some of
the handsomest business blocks in the
South. The city has fine public schools;
good churches; a large publio library;
one daily, one semi-weekly nud two
weekly newspapers; a new opera house,
completely furnished witu scenery and
capable of seating 1,000 persons; a well
orgiuized five department, including
two fine steamers; the streets are well
paved, sewered and lighted; there are
two flouring mills, a cotton seed oil mill,
rlaning mill and variety works, carriage
factory, and a number of minor manfaclo-
nes; about two hundred firms are engaged
in mercantile business; three banks with
aq abundance of capital; two good
hotels lurnish good accommodations.
Afoericus is tho centre of trade for six
* counties comprising the richest agricul
tural section in Georgia, the average nn-
nunlcotton receipts being 30,000 bales,
which will be largely increased by the
completion of the Preston and Lumpkin
railroad now in process of construction.
It is the largest city in Southwest Geor
gia, and has been appropriately named
the "Commercial Capital” of that sec
tion, and it is rapidly growing in popu
lation and wealth. As a place of busi
ness residence it presents attractions
eqmled by few cilios in the houth.
Property of all kinds is comparatively
cheap, although rapidly advancing in
value; the inhabitants of both city and
conntry are cultivated, courteous and
hospitable, with a cordial welcome to im
migrants. To enterprfsing tradesmen, ju
dicious capitalists and industrious farm
er* this section of Georgia offers floe op
portunities. Any information in regurd
to city or country will be cheerfully fur- ... r
nished by addressing the AmKRRUs Re- one of which Is invaluable, Bo found bv tho i
i onmen Amcricnn fin thor * whoM v»l»e r, e«cc <or SB year# Is such
(.order, Americus, Lta. probably nover before i«*ll to the lot ofatijr- phytu-
*^ 1 *—"g clan. 800 pafts bound in beautiful French i
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS CARDS '
LA WYEItS. ~
C. R. McCRORY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
723S, SOXTib, LATEST NEWS. county cast 368 votes for E. J.
...... Morris tor secretary of state; 375
Just as soon as we can pick, gin ~ ' ' ' votes for Koasbrough for supreme
and sell our cotton we will call upon OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA, court judge; 397 for Kirker, demo-
The Clothier Gyles at his New I crat, for member of board of public
Corner in Americus and purchase i I works. Average prohibition vote
ouroutllts for the season. > Ohio Hepubllcan by 13,000 and West | is less than 400.'
By the way, what a revolution; Virginia Democratic by 5,000. , west vibuinia.
Gyles lias caused in the clothing
business, where for years previous
to iiis opening we never saw a first-
class garment in town, although
we paid prices all the same tlmt
ought to have bought the best
goods in the land. But it remained
for Frank Gyles to step to the
front, knock the bottom out, and
sell the finest and only perfect fit
ting clothing at figures less than
we used to pay for common ones.
And our people appreciate his vim
and enterprise, for their gratitude
is shown by the daily increasing
throng that occupies bis store. In
wild despair, unable to compete in
prices and styles, other merchants
try to come in at the twelfth hour
and make a sickly attempt to dirvot
the grand rush by illusive adver
tisements of auction goods from
broken concerns. But tho people
wont hear any such nonsense. They
don’t stop long enough to even
take a passing glance at theso old,
worn-out advertisements, as they
are perfectly posted that auction
clothing, etc , moans generally bun
dles of mixed-up sizes and obsolete
remnants that none who wish to
appear even respectable will wear.
The procession will now move
direct to Gyles the Clothier.
Three cheers for Gyles the
Clothier! Hurrah for Gyles the
Hatter!! A tiger for Gyles the
Shirter and Socker !!!
'I KUSH—All .'him. from JU0 or nmlcr. M:
to»50^ tenprr wet.l.ovyr »5o0,
a chargi.'* tiuleiH collection* arc imtJc.
Dr. 0. B. RAINES,
NIIRGEON AND PHYSICIAN.
•Her* hi* professional servic**, with an PXj*rK
‘•no. of 28 voiirs, to Ih* people of Americus ami
Vkiiiiiy. Office over I>avw Jk Callaway's rttoie. Ilea
deuce at corner of Jackson nml Church atr<**i».
Lull* will receive prompt alieutlou. >an8fhl
DR. C. A. BROOKS,
residence of Col. H. II. Uawklns,»
\ Great Medical Work on Manhood
Exhausted Vitality, Nerroua and Physical |De*
billty Premature Decline In man. Errors of
Youth, and the untold miseries resulting from in-
dlacreilon or excesses. A book for every
r 9 work sold
country for |2.50, or ihe money will bo refunded
in every instance. Price only $1 by mail, post
paid. Illustrative sample 8 cents. Send now.
Hold medal swarded the author by tho National
Medical Association, to the officers ot which he
This book should be rend bv the young for In
struction, and by the afflicted for relief. It will
book will not bo useful, whether youth, .
guardian, Instructor nr clergyman.-Argonaut.
Address the 1‘cabody Medical Institute, or I)r.
W. H. Parkrr, No 4 Bulflncb Street, Boston,
Mass., who may be consulted on all diseases re
quiring skill ar.d experience. Chronic and obsti
nate diseases tlyit have baffled the II PA I skill
of all other physicians a apect n tr* i-alty.
Such treated successfully wlttiTP LI VC KTI IT
out an Instance of tallure. IrlYOELLr
ALBOTTON, .... UEOItGIA
Will do Plastering, Brickwork aud Housework
CiUainioc a specialty. Impairing done. Orders
IronsptJy attended to. ociittf
I I would respectfully sUV to the public that
REPAIR OLD GINS I
Alter having had an cxiwrieuc* of several
.£*5 » ***• •****•* «ln m itiMftetorfee, 1 know
mat i c an „i Te satisfaction. All work gimran-
ir. *. } * m w Uh n»v father on Jcfter.-on
in rear of Oliver * Oliver s ahoP. Work
solicited, |mayV8 5tu) OAMEUOH.
EUw. J. Mi'ler. C. Horace McCall
KILLKK * McCALL, Proprietor*,
8n»tb»«t Coiner of the Public Square,
Monuments, Tombs, Etc.,Etc.
oTth. Leu Italiaa au.L Am.ri.eu Nerbl#.
,f ** for Cemetery Kucloi-
M ,, ■ ,M - * SpselaUy.
residence of L. C. Barrett, on
VT*'' 1 * now occnpied by A. A.
1ML**’ * u *****h>o giren September 1,
, Apply to
1 «D»t 80tb. if
And Lunch Room.
__la is toglnform niv old friends and customer*
that I have opened a Lunch Room nud Restaurant
at my stand opposite Felder's Warehouse, where
1 am ready to prepare
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Fresh Fish uml Oysters for Sale.
JOHN A. TURPIN.
Cincinnati, Oct. 15.—Returns
received from ail parts of the State
arc uniform as showing a largely
increased vote. In many places
the increase is marked. Another
shown is that the peoplewc-rc more
than ordinarily arrayed in the two
great parties. Both the Greenback
and Prohibition vole was compara
tively insignificant. The vote was
as distinctly marked as if a Presi
dential ticket had been before the
people. A matter of great sur
prise is the large vote received by
the Republican candidate forjudge
of the Supreme Court. There was
a general belief that he would fall
far below the rest of the ticket,
owing to disaffection among the
saloon men on account of his opin
ion on the Scott liquor law, but
contrary to expectations he carried
a voto fully up with the remainder
of the ticket, and here in Hamilton
county his vote is greater than
that for Roliinson.
Columbus, October 15.—Tbs in
terest in the election has not yet
abated. The streets were crowded
all night, and arc still in that con-
dition. Business men are discuss
ing the result in the most animated
manner. Nothing has been re-
ccived to change the estimates
made last night. Complete returns
have been received from twenty
counties. The reports were never
so prompt before. This indicates
that there wero hut lew scratched
tickets. A great deal of mystery
surrounds the prohibition vote,
and upon this and the withholding
ot the reports from a few counties,
the democrats base a hope of cutt
ing down the republican majority
below 15,000. The contest for
congressman in the Third district
is very close, but as Morey, the
republican candidate, runs ahead
of his ticket 133 votes in Clermont
county, which makes a change of
over 500 votes in favor of the
Republicans, Ids friends claim
Mb election. The indications are
that Johnson, the Republican can-
didate for Supreme Court Judge,
lias a majority of3,000 in Hnmllton
county and that he has run ahead
of the oilier candidates, notwith
standing the opposition of the li
quor interest. If this is confirmed
it will show that temperance Demo-
ernts scratched thoirown candidate
and voted for Johnson.
Columbus, O., October 15 A
Wheeling, West Virginia, dispatch
says the Republican State Com-
mittee concede the election of the
entire Democratic State ticket by
from 3,000 to 5,000 majority.
Wheelino, W. Va., Oot. 15
The official vote in Berkley county
gives Flick, for Supreme judge,
324 majority and Brown 11 major
ity. Maxwell carries tho county
by 55 majority. Tho Democrats
will have the shcritT, state attor
ney, one member of the House of
Delegates, ono assessor, the clerk
of tho court and surveyor.
LIVES VIOLENTLY ENDE1I.
G on Kill lick Ol
uel with Knives.
Hue-aula, Ala , Oct. 15 A
tragedy uncqualed since the lam
ous riot of 1874 was enacted Mon
day night one and a half miles
west of this city by a duel to the
death with knives between Louis
Robinson and Jack Hamilton (col-
cred). Tho two wero in the city
yestorday, and with several friends
drank freely. There was no good
will between the victims on account
of Hamilton’s alleged illicit intima
cy with Robinson’s wife, and on
their way homo yesterday after
noon drunk they bogan abusing
each other’s family. They quar
reled all the way home, and after
supper renewed the difficulty
Severe abuse was indulged in, but
the parties were separated by
friends several limes until nothing
would appease them but blood, par-
ticularly, ns alleged, since Hamit
ton twitted Robinson on bis wife’s
faithlessness. They resorted to
knives. Every effort was made to
restrain the combatants, but it was
useless, and Robinson, exasperated
to a frenzy, remarked to his antag
onist: -‘If you want to cut, cut; I
tim ronrlv nnrl ctnhliml Tlnmlltnn
SAD HOURS OF PASTING.
m.~'E. J. KN0WIT0N.' Ann "*rtor, MM.
Weld t fifteen pound*. Ai]Jo«l.l».
foe physicians and families
Ni-stcst, Cheapest, Best.
“Clonnlincss is text to Godliness.”
INSURE WITH THE
Md Union Fire Insurance Society
A. L. It EES, Agent,
At Bank of Jtnerleus
August 37. m2
Ie tlie*befit eifi-truct'-d end fin*
l.litd, rlvee Letter perceutfiRe,
■tore newer, ei-l le eold Inr te.e
mower, per hoe* power, then
■ m ota T -fnrblne In loe world.
- @r*New Minpt.lel e-nt fras. tv
■Hole, N.w York.
Columbus, O., October 15.—Un
oflioial republican returns have
been received from all the counties
of Ohio except tile five following:
Carroll, Geauga, Lorain. Medina
and Turnbull. These counties in
1883 all gave republican majori
ties, aggregating 7,072. The fol
lowing counties show unofficial re
publican majorities on the state
ticket: Ashtabula, 4,343; AthenB,
1,(100; Belmont, 270; Champaign,
1.044; Clermont, 73; Clinton, 1,472;
Columbiana, 2,218; Cuyahoga,
2,566; Delaware, -120; Fayette, 1053;
Fulton, 836; Gallia, 1,200; Greene,
2,200; Guernsey, 786; Hamilton,
2,258; Hardin, 394; Harrison. 645;
Highland, 77; Huron, 1,189; Jack-
son, 678; Jefferson, 1.372; Lake,
1,662; Lawrence, 1,802; Logan,
1,178; Lucas, 319; Madison, 154;
Mahoning, 1,053; Meigs, 1,481;
Miami, 925; Morgan, 400; Morrow,
420; Noble, 289: i’ortege, 627;
I’rehle, 283; Seiota, 711; .Summit,
170; Union, 1,187; Yun Wert, 200;
Warren, 1,745; Washington, 105;
Clark, 2.000; Wood, 600. Total,
The following counties gave dem
ocratic majorities: Adams, 77;
Allen, 1,253; Ashland, 760; Au
glaize, 2,000; Brown, 1.100; llutler,
2,850; Coshocton, 710; Crawford,
2,213; Darke. 1,222; Defiance 1,100;
Erie, 904; Fairfield, 1832; Frank-
lin, 928; Hancock, 300; Henry,
1,375; Hocking. 793; Holmes, 2,016;
Knox, 15; Licking, 1573; MarioD,
742; Mercer, 2 240; Montgomery,
595; Muskingum, 25; Ottawa, 1 496;
Paulding, 440; Perry, 1,225: Pick
away, 1,050; Pike, 579; Putnam,
1,822; Richland, 1,270, Ross, 147:
Sandusky, 667; Seneca, 1,215; Shel
by, 1,228; Starke. 250; Tuscarawas,
1,000; Ymten, 188; Wayne, 426;
William, 07; Wyandotte, '752. To-
Adding to the above the majori
ties of 1883, in the five counties
not heard from, gives a net repub
lican plurality of 10,679. The five
counties will probably increase the
majorities of 1883, so that the
plurality will reach about 12,000.
The prohibitionists of Cuyahoga
am ready,” and stabbed Hamilton
two or three times before tho latter
got a blow at him. This was
enough, as Robinson received a
dentil wound by a stab In the nook,
which severed tho carotid artery.
It was a weird scene, as during the
progress of the duel the frightonod
wives of the men had assembled
with lighted torches and looked
on the awlnl work o( the infuriated
men. After the blow was received
by Robinson, he walked away
about a dozen yards, blood spurt
ing at every breath, and fell (lead-
lie never spoke after receiving the
wound. When this happened
runner came to the city and notified
Sheriff Loog of tho killing and he
started in pursuit of Hamilton
who had gone about half a mile to
the house of his employer, where
he was lound by the Sheriff. Ho
was brought to jail, the Sheriff not
being aware of the extent of his in
juries until Surgeon Goodwin was
summoned to examino him, when
it was found that besides several
smaller ones, one under the left
collar-hono and the other ono about
the right hip. lie died in jail
about 3 o’clock this morning. The
Coroner's Jury rendered a verdict
that each came to his death at the
bands of the other.
Father Ryan, tho poet-priest of
the Confederacy, onco at New
Orleans created great amusement
by a retort he made to Butler.
Some Catholic officer or soldier
who was dying desired the sacred
offices of a priest. Father Ryan
was sent for but did not respond.
Gen. Butler’s attention was called
to the omission and an orderly was
at once despatched for tho father.
On the priest’s arrival at head
quarters Butler suspecting the
omission to bo the result of “rebel
feeling,” rudely asked Father
Ryau “why he did not attend the
summons.” “Because I was giving
the sacrament to another dying
man,” responded tho priest; “but,
General, you are mistaken in sup
posing I would not gladly bury
A telegram from Cape Race,
Newfoundland, 3d inst., says:
“During the last three days over
90 large iccburgs have keen driven
past this point, besides an innu
merable quantity of smaller masses.
Ono huge ice island now off hero is
over six miles long, and would
easily be mi.taken for land during
thick, foggy weather. These Arc
tic ice blocks all lie in the direct
track of vessels pasting from tbn
Gulf of St. Lawrence by the loutb
era .bore of this island.”
Dawson, Oot. 16 Prof. W. H.
Alien has chartered a car to re
move his household goods to
Americus. The drays have been
bauling all tho morning, and at
noon the car is packed entirely
full. The Prof, will accompany
these goods as they go up to-night,
and the rest of the family will fol
low to-morrow. .Every person who
has an interest in Dawson regrets
very much tho departure of this
family from our midst. They have
resided among us for the last
twelve years, and have aided in all
our public and private enterprises,
great and small, during that time.
Tho Prof, taught in our High
School ten years, and, so far as I
have heard, gave entire satisfaction
to pupils and patrons. Mrs. Alien
took charge of our hotel at a time
when it was considerably below
par, remoddlcd and refitted
within and without, and in a ahort
time, by dint of perseverance and
industry, doubled its patrocago
and populsrity. She has kept
nearly two years, and it has be
come so well and favorably 'known
that its praisos are sounded by tho
traveling publio from New York to
the Gulf of Mexioo. Drummers
often “skip” other towns to be
over on Suodays at our hotel,
They are sorry to learn that Mrs
Allen is leaving Dawson, and glad
she will follow the same business
in Amoricus. Seven drummers
stopped yesterday evening, ran up
and took supper, back to tho train
and off again, saying they were
looked for at other towns, but de
sired to take one more meal with
Mrs. Allen before she left Dawson.
The young ladies ot the family
MisseB Nora, Minnio and Nettie,
have assisted us in our amateur
theatricals, concerts . and other
social entertainments so long and
so effectually, that we scarcely
know how to get along without
them. Thoy will be greatly truss
ed in our balls, as well as the Sab
bath schools and churches. The
boys, Willie, Tim and Johnnie, are
as faultless as boys of their age
can be, and have made many
friends here of both sexes and ail
ages. But what Is one’s loss is
We congratulate the good citi
zens o( Americas, and hope they
will accord to this family the en
couragcment and patronage they
Mr. Frank S. Lee, of this eoun
ty, left to-day for Coffee county,
taking his family with him. He
will remain there and engage
the lumber business.
Prof. Rigby and Dock Martin,
of Randolph county, passed
through our city to-day on their
way to the singing convention
near Americus. It is worth ill
they will eat- to hear them sing.
About twenty friends of Prof.
Allen went down to tho depot last
night to seo him off and tell him
good bye.” Dr. Farnum and Mr.
M. O. Slatbam accompanied bim
to your city.
Col. J. F. Flewellen, of Cuth-
bert, is on a visit to our oity.
Mr. James Morrow, formerly of
our county, now of Crescent City,
Florida, is making ns his annual
visit this week. Mr. M. is indeed
“model man,” and bts old friends
are always delighted to see him.
J. A. F.
In Nepanl, India, there is a class
of natives who serve as “saddle
men,” and take the place of saddle
horses. Strapped around the waist
and fitting into the curve of the
baok is a padded ledge. It it sup
ported vertically by shoulder
straps, and on it the rider sits.
History About to Bepest Itselt
New York Creolfig Poet.
Worth remembering next Tues
day: Ohio gave a republican ma
jority of 6,636 in October, 1876,
and the next month New York
gave Tiiden 83,749 majority-
Ellavill*, Ga., Oct. 16, 1884.
—Mr. Wm. Hitt, of Americas,
came up yesterday, and bought
about one hundred balee of cotton'.
The warehouse will be completed
thie week, ee will the depot. The
hotel Ie undergoing repairs, add so
is the store of Dr. Scarborough.
Rev. Mr. Tidwell is having a aeat
Mrs. C, H. Smith, Mlse Theo.
Pease, and Miss Addle Smith left
yesterday for Darien.
Miss May Thornton wee called
home day before yeitcrday from
Wesleyan by a telegram announc
ing the serious illness of ker father,
Mr. Ansley, of Bnena Vista. He
died before she reached hothe.
Charleston is by no means an
early rising community, There are
a good many things that cannot be
bad at 6 o’clock on an October
morning. The man who wants a
steak for an early breakfast will
not find It in the market at that
hour, and the man who- wants an
eye-opener will not find any of the
first-class barrooms open. The
artists who mix the early oooktatl
and sling the early morning gTn are
rsrely at their posts sooner than 7
o’eloek. Even the “raw shrimp”
fiend, whose matutinal street orlce
eause more profanity than even the
hot Ootober weather, larely gets
out before 6 o’eloek, anil the large
cavalcades of cotton dray males
which parade the streets every
morning on their way to the cotton
P resses are not due until 6:45 a. m.
be milkman does not finish milk
ing the pump until 6:36, and the
baker’s cart seldom rumbles along
the street sooner than 7 o’olock.
Two of the present governors of
the sooth began life on their own
account a* second olerks on Mis
sissippi river steamboats. Gov
ernor Cameron, of Virginia, was
second clerk on the steamer Wm.
M. Morrison; In the latter part of
tho fifties, when Mark Twain was
a cub pilot on the same boat, and
Governor Wm. B. Bate, of Tennes
see, was for several icaaona sec
ond olerk on boats running be
tween Nashville and New Orleans,
In wbloh Hon. John Bell was a
Tho city of St. Augustine, Fla.,
the oldest in the United States,
will celebrate, on March 85, tue
anniversary of the landing of
Ponce de Leon in 1618, and and at
the same time will commemorate
the founding ot the city by Menen-
dez in 1566. Ponce de Leon named
the land Florida, cot because of Its
being a land of flower*, as generally
believed, but because be discovered
It on the day of tho Feast of Flow
“So you sre the new girl,” said
the boarders to the pretty waiter
lass; “and what name are we to
call yout” “Pearl,” said the maid,
with a sauoy toss of her bead.
“Oh!” asked the smart boarder,
“are you the pearl of great price! ”
“No; I am the pearl that was cast
before swine,” retorted the pretty
waiter. There was a long silence,
broken only by tbe bust of the
files In the milk pitcher.
Miss Emma Larson, of Wiscon
sin, and a younger sister have jut
returned home after riding on
horseback alone to San Francisco
sod bsck. They were unmolested
during the entire journey and nev
er met with an accident. They
rode in all over 5,000 miles.
A new Ktnsu town wm recent
ly named “Tranqnill.” But after
aeyolone struck tbe piece and
moved the hou.es into tbe next
county, tbe residents petitioned
the Legislature to change tbe name
to almost anything else.
The giant lilly, now on exhibi
tion at the American Iutltnte fair
In New York, is twenty feet high
tnd will bloom before tbe exhibi
tion closes. It grows at the rate
of five inches a year and will not
bloom again until 1904.
Holxes’ scan cube mouth wam axo.
dwtifrlce Is au infallible con for Ulser-
sted Bon Throat, Bleeding Gobs, Bon
mouth udUlcen. Cleans the Teeth ud
keeps the Gome healthy. Prepared sole
ly by Drs. J. P.tW.R. Houots, Den
tists, 109 Mulberry Street, lfMoa, Ga.
For sals by Dr. W. P. Bart, deatist,
J. X.JU1,m4.U druggistsMddsaIMA