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AMERICUS, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1884.
Daily, Per Ybar,.--$6.00
Weekly, “ ... 3.00
XKT. Xj. CHiBBBKTBR.
orricE on cotton avenue.
Americus is tba county seat of Sumter
county. Georgin, situated on the Somd-
western railroad, 71 milea southwest of
Miuou, and about bO miles north of the
Florida lioe It ia situated in the finest
gpction of Georgia, raising a greater vari
ety of agricultural and horticultural pro
ducts than any other part of the South,
combining all the lrnits. grain and vege
tables of the temperate and semi-tropical
zones—wheat, corn, rye, oais, rice, Irish
und sweet potatoes, peanuts, chufas,
cott"n, peas, sugar cane, apples, pear*,
peaches, grapes, plums and other frnus
The climate is mild and equable, and one
of the most healthy in the world, the air
being pun and r.ry and most beneficial tor
lung und ibroat diseases. All kinds of
outdoor work cun be performed witbont
inconvenience from summer heat or
winter cold. Americus has a population
of fi,000, is beautifully situated on bigb
and rolling ground and toasts of somo of
the handsomest business blocks in tbe
South. Tbe city bis fine public schools;
good churches; a large pnblio library;
one daily, one semi-weekly and two
weekly newspapers; a new opera bon»«,
completely furnished witu scenery and
capable of Banting 1.000 persons; a well
org tnized fire department, including
two tine •‘earners; the streets ure well
paved, sewered and lighted; there are
two flouring mills, a cotton seed oil mill,
rlauiog mill and variety works, cariinge
factory, and anumber of minor manfneto-
ries; about two hundred firms are engaged
in mercantile busims*; three banks with
an abundance of capital; two good
Hotels lurnish good accommodations.
Americas is tbo centre of trade for six
counties comprMng the richest agricul
tural section in Georgia, the average an
nual cotton receipts being 30,000 bale»,
which will be largely increased by the
completion or the Preston and Lumpkin
railroad now in process of construct ion.
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 cities in tbe Eolith.
Property of all kinds is comparatively
cheap, although rapidly advancing in
value; the inhabitants of both city and
country are cultivated, courteous and
hospitable, with a cordial welcome to im
migrants. To enterprfsing tradesmen, ju
dicious capitalists and industrious farm
ers this section of Georgia offers fine op
portunities. Any information in regard
to city or country will be cheerfully fur
nished by addressing tbe Amkiucub Re
corder, Americus, Go.
72SS, M7 SONS, ! thk state fair.
Just as soon as we can pick, gin
and sell our cotton we will call upon
The Clothier Gyles at his Now! _ , ,
Corner In Americus and purchase Wo found Colonel Hatcher, yes-
our outfits for the season. | terday afternoon, busily engaged
By tbe way, what a revolution j in P"«ing handbills into wrappers
Gyles has caused in the clothing j Bn(1 addressing them to parties all
business, wbere for years previous I &I° n l? the lines of the various rail-
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rilOFESSlOAAL & BUSINESS t'AIIIIS
C. R. McCKORY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TERMS—All churn* from $80 or ouder, 13
rora 8 to to $300, len p r cunt.; over $5cu, sever,
ftr cent. No cUartfu* unless collection* ere made*.
■ Dr. C. B. RAINES,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN.
J lW» hie professional ierviee*, with an expert*
‘ net oi -JO venr«, to the people of Americus and
‘icinily. Office over DsvU Jt Callaway's Stoie. Res
wnce at corner of Jackson and Church streets.
Call* will receive prompt attvution. IaiiSRiI
DR. C. A. BROOKS,
Call* left at D.vcnn»rt'a drujr store will receive
prompt attention Will be round at night at the
residence of Col. 8. 11. Uawklnt, corner Lee and
ALBOTTON, .... GEORGIA
Will do Plastering, Brickwork and Housework
UfiUominea apucialtjr. Impairing dona. Order*
Promptly attended to. ociXtf
i 1 would respectfully »U>e to the public that
REPAIR OLD GINS I
After having bad an experience of several
J* 81 * 10 the UtReftt tin m m'ltactories, I know
th:it l can give satl-fa-tlur. All work gu rsn-
. ,1 nm located with inv father on Jefler>on
•tryet, in re:ir of Oliver 4c Oliver's ebon. Work
solicited^ |m*yti5mj P. A. CAMERON
EJw. i. Hour O. Bone. McCall.
Monumental Marble Works,
STILLER & XcCALL, Proprietor,,
KouthwMt Corner of the Public Square,
Monuments, Tombs, Etc., Eto.
»f th. but Italian .ail America Marble.
*'•« Jlallloff far C.m.t.rjr Encl.i-
»r.., a *p.eUltjr.
nP 1 * r *»idtnce of L. C. Barrett, on
church Street, now occupied by A. A
lsSf 1 ** ^° Me *** on given September 1,
to his opening we never saw a first,
class garment in town, although
we paid prices all the same that
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 pommon ones.
And our people appreciate his vim
and enterprise, for their gratitude
is shown by the daily increasing
throng that occupies his store. In
wild despair, unable to compete in
prices and styles, other merchants
try to come in at tbe twelfth hour
and make a sickly attempt to dirvet
the grand rush by illusive adver
tisements of auction goods from
broken concerns. But the people
wont hear any such nonsense. They
don’t stop long enough to even
take a passing glance at these old,
worn-out advertisements, as they
are perfectly posted that auction
clothing, etc , means generally bun
dles of mixed-up sizes nnd obsolete
remnants that none who wish to
appear even respectable will wear.
Tbe procession will now move
direct to Gyles the Clothier.
Three cheers for Gyles tbe
Clothier! Hurrah for Gyles the
Hatter 11 A tiger for Gyles the
Shirter and Socker i 11
266th EDITION. PRICE ONLY $1,
% M VHYSELF.
.4 Great Hcdieal Work on Manhood.
Exhausted Vitality, Nervous and Physical 'De
bility Pn-ranturr Decline In man. Errors of
icriptians for oil
i 125 pre.
e‘of which Is Invaluable. Bo found b? the au-
whoso oxnerienro or 28 years Is such as
tbly never before tell lo the lot of any phyn-
8oO |>Q2< s bound In brnuttrn! Ft ouch muslin,
•seed covers, full gilt, funiutitccd to bo a liner
....... in every venae—mechanical, literary aud
professional—thim ai.y other work sold In this
country tor |2 50, or ihe money will bo refunded
‘ every instance. Price only |1 by mat', post
r .id. Ulus' rat ivo sample fl cents. Send now.
Uold medal awarded the author by tho National
Medical Association, to tho officers of which he
This l»ook should t»c read bv the young for In
struction, and by the afflicted for relief. It will
o and chr >i
. „ -An *
Ihe i'cai'ody Medical lnstitu'
•' _ 1 Hull!itch Street, ltosuui,
nsulted on all diseases to
quirlng sk ll acd experience. Chronic and oU'l-
i.ate disease* that have baffled thelj C A I '
or all other physiciana a spec! ll Lrt
Such treated successfully witu'
ut hii Instance
And Lunch Room.
my stand opposite Felder’s Warehouse, where
1 am ready to pi spate •
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Fresh Fish aud Oysters for Sale.
aoii, A. TURPIN.
ml/, Mn E. I. KN0WLT0N. Ann Arbor. Mich.
Welxl t fifteen pounds. Adjus'sb’c.
FOR PHYSICIANS AND FAMILIES
Neatest, Cheapest, Best.
‘‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
INSURE WITH THE
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society
roads leading oul of tbe city. He
was too busy to stop, and iu answer
to our questions he could talk only
“There seems to be an idea afloat,”
•aid lie, as he wrote an address on
a large bundle of bills, “that Macon
business men arc not doing much
in the way of displays. This is a
mistake, because the space taken
up is ono evidence The truth ot
the matter is, the Macon merchants
and business men are preparing
surprises and do not want it known
tbat they have secured space. Now,
for instance, there is one concern
that lias engaged space that will
make a very heavy display—larger
than the same concern lias ever
made—and it is intended as a sur
prise to other parties in the same
line. Usually the business men an
nounce what they will have on ex
hibition a month beforehand, nnd
thi.s competitors are kept posted
and work accordingly. This plan
has, for tbo most part, been aban-
ttoned, nnd the idea is to prepare
a display up town, and then bclorc
competitors can get up a display to
excel it, take it to the fair grounds
and put it in shape.”
“Any recent applications for
space in the art and needle work
“Great goodness, yesl Only yes
terday one of Georgia’s lairest
daughters, living in another city,
engaged a space ten feet square.
To-day several Indies in Macon,
who have been m doubt whether
they could get their work finished
in time, engaged space, and I can
promise Ihe people one of tile great
est and finest shows in these de
partments they will ever see. You
can form no idea of the interest
taken in needlework, painting,etc.”
“How about stock?”
“Talk about mild-eyed Jerseys!
If you want to see Jerseys, go to
tbe lair. Our premiums for Jerseay
alone foot up $215, and tl’iis, with
the great interest recently devel
oped among our people in this
breed, will bring together a tre
mendous herd. The sixty-nino
stalls now at the park are all filled,
and the city will have to build an
extra number. I think tho cattle
show alone will be well worth a
long trip to see."
If you will go down to tho park
this afternoon you will see some
good horses from Louisville and
some from Conyers. I have letters
informing me that horses from
Nashville will start for Macon in a
lew days, and I am looking for
some from Montgomery to-morrow,
You will therefore see that the
racing will be good. We have ar
ranged somo handsome purses for
the races, both trotting and run
ning. Our purses amount to
$3,000, which must be an induce
ment to horse men.”
What ara the amusements out
side of the fair proper ?”
There is a perfect world of
them. Clay's three day walking
match at the hippodrome will be
the greatest match ever made in
the South. The wheelmen will
have a bicycle tournament, and
there will be liicylists from every
portion of the Slate and some from
Alabama. Then the shooting
match of the gun clubs, and other
sports. Tile circus will be here
and ten or twelve side and tent
shows besides any amount of cu
riosities, lung-testers, pop-corn
makers and all those things that
belong to a fair, and which the
people expect to find at such in
And then we left him ut work
mailing the posters.
tlx* L'onBrciiloual Delegation
■ fteduce Ihe Plnratl' — *
A. L. REES, Agent,
At Bank of Americus
Aatturt 27. m2
Is the best cuintrncW i«M «n-
ftbrd, e ves fcetur percentage,
mil e power, end 1 u .old i,rjLs
money. p«r hose p»«rer. Ikes
r BBVotb r 'turbine lu Ik* oorld.
POT*** pamphlet ssnl CTmO, bp
BROf., Bow Torb.
The heaviest bale of cotton this
season lias been packed by Mr.
George W. Powell, of Eastman,
ll weighed 775 pounds, and “one
side of the gin house hud to he
knocked otf to get the bale out.”
Holmes’ scan cuim mouth
dsDiilrfce is &u infallible car. fur Ulcer
ated Sore Throat, Bleeding timui, .Sore
mouth and Ulcets. Cleans the f.-.-iii and
keepa the Guine healthy. Prepared sole
ly by lira. J. I*. >t W. It. Holmes, Den-
tiits, Mulberry Street, Macon, Ga.
For aate by Dr. W. P. Burt, di-nliat,
J. E. Hall, end alt druggists and dc-nliats.
Pig-Iron Kelley, of Pcnsylvania,
has been in continuous service in
the bouse of representatives for
twenty-four years, one term more
than Sam Randall, who has served
Columbus, 0., October, 16,11 p.
m —The official returns from Tues
day’s election are coming in slowly
at both state headquarters, and
the final estimates arc made with
difficulty. On tbe figures received
Bubject to revision, the democrats
concede on the state ticket a ma
jority of 10,937, while the republi
cans estimate their majority at
10,792. Toe democratic commit
tee claim eleven of tile twenty-one
congressmen, while the republican
committee still consider the elev
en! Ii district doubtful, and say it
will require the official returns to
TIIE OFFICIAL RETURNS.
Columbus, O., October 16,1 A. M.
—The official returns were received
to-night at tbe republican head
quarters from Ashtabula and Wood
counties, these being tbe last to
report and completing the list. The
revised figures give Robinson a
piuralitv ol 11,421. This shows a
republican gain of 26,050, and a
democratic gain of 1,102. In sixty-
six counties the republicans made
nil their gains, and the democrats
in the rest. The republican gain
in tbe rural districts is equal to
their plurality. Chairman Ogitvie
concedes tbe election of Ellisberry
in tbe eleventh district. The del
egation to congress will Btand:
democrats eleven; republicans ten.
Joseph Mulbalton, the drum
mers’ candidate for tho presidency,
is a native of Pennsylvania, but for
the last ten years be has been trav
eling for a Louisville house. In
private dealings his word is regar
ded as good as Iifs bond, but his
wonderful fertility ot invention is
allowed full play in the construc
tion ot the most marvelous yarns
that ever astounded and delighted
any people. A couple of j cars ago
Mulbalton started a story to the ef
fect that a large meteor had fallen
near Fort Worth, Texas, crushing
houses, people, cattle and trees.
It was inbedded two hundred feet
in the ground and towered seventy
feet above, red-hot and steaming
with sulphurous gasses. It was
telegraphed ull over tho world,and
European scientists cabled hero for
information. Muihatton’s lies are
all of an unpcrsonal, harmless
nature. He claims to have done in
the newspaper world what Jules
Verne has done in literature. Ue
does notlio for pay, but simply for
fuu. One of Ills biggest jokes is his
present attitude as a presidential
candidate, but it advertises him
One of the most startling and
romantic features ol border life oc
curred recently on tho Wild Horse
prairie, thirty miles north of Los
Angeles, when a band of wild horses
under the lead of a noble sorrel
stallion came galloping over the
plain to reconnoitre a company of
surveyors engaged in making a
survey of tho tract. The band
dashed toward Capt. Keller and
his party to within about 500 feet,
when the leader halted in agrandly
proud and defiant manner, with
neck curved, nostrils distended,
erect, and tail on dress parade,
and all the band ranged themselves
on each side of him like a squad
of cavalry in a battle charge. Af
ter surveying the scene (or a mo
ment the leader galloped proudly
away followed by the band in the
most graceful and dignified man
ner. Tbe scene was most romantic,
and tbe picture of the lordly leader,
w|lli the most obedient subjects in
(heir fleet and graceful motions,
was worthy of an artist's pencil.
There was another band of wild
horses on the same prairie, under
the leadership of a dark mahogany
bay stallion, with black mane, tail
and knees. In this band there are
two white horses, while the rest
are hay and sorrel mainly.
! Tired or the Fool Business.
New York World.
When citizen, John Bradley,
bricklayer, came home the other
night, placed his extinguished
torch in the corner nnd took oil
his plumed hat he was the most
disconsolate looking specimen of
chivalry that one could imagine.
“Put your plua.c ou, John,”
said bis wife, "you'vo no idea how
knightly it makes you look.”
“But I don’t want to look
knightiy,” said John sullenly. “I'm
beginning to think it isn’t in me.
What do I want to look knightly
for? I’m a laboring man. That's
what 1 am, and I aint ashamed of
it. Aint I worked ten years at
my trade and never lost n day ?
Aint I saved up a little, hey?
What do I want with tbe knightly
Then John held his plumed hat
oil at arm's length, and looked at
it with one eye shut.
“It's no good,” said he. “Feath
ers be blowed. I don't bcc how
feathers has anything to do with a
“But you ought to be proud,”
said his wife, “to be numbered in
tbe train of the Plumed Knight’s
-But I aint,” replied Citizen
Bradley. “That’s tho worst of it.
I know I ought to, but I can’t get
into the spirit of thing. What'i
an honest laboring man got to do
with trains and courtiers?”
“He’s preserving the romance
and chivalry of an idea,” suggested
“Is he I What Idea ?”
"The idea of tho warrior who
goes out to battlo for tho right—
whose escutcheon is untarnished.”
“Hold ou.” said John; “I don't
know what the warrior Is battling
for; but we fellers with our feathers
made bloody tools of ourselves.
Do you know what the crowd said
about our feathers?”
“They must have made the
welkin ring with glad acclama
“No, thoy didn’t. They made it
riDg with ‘Hallo’ and turkey wings;
how’s Hocking Valloy? ‘Why
don’t you burn your letters?’ and
‘How’s Mulligan?’ ‘Now, hold up
your heads, boys,’ says our cap
tain,‘and try and look like knights.’
But you can’t shako a plume much
when tho crowd asks you hcv
much Cyrus Field and Jay Gould
pays you. Sec here, Mollic, I’ve
been a wideawake and a torch
hearer going on now five campaigns,
but the feather business’ll break
my back. It don't wave fora cent,
and tbo crowd don’t enthuso over
it worth a nickel.”
“It’s my honest opinion tbat wc
bricklayer's aint no more Knights
than you be. Mere workingmen,
that’s what we are. There’s too
much fuss and feathers in it this
“Well, don’t you want a radiant
warrior to lead tbo party to vic
“No; I’m blessed if I do. I
want an honest man that’ll do his
duty TIiat’B tho kind of knight I
am. I don’t believo wo want any
of the old nonsenso now, I ain't
going round any more making a
fool of myself with that feather on.”
Maud S. and her Trial.
Habtfohd, Conn., Oct. 14.
Fully 3,000 spectators gathered at
Charter Oak Park this afternoon,
to witness the attempt of Maud S.
to beat her record of 2:09}. The
day was unfavorable in every re
spect, a strong, cold, northwest
breeze striking tho mare directly
in the face around tbe first Him
at tbe quarter and on the back
stretch. Experienced turf men
estimated this would lessen the
speed of any horse fully three sec
onds. After a warming heat in
3:20 tbe mare made her appearance
for the third mile, making a good
The mare was given the word,
and she went to the first quarter
in 0:33}, the bnlf in 1:06}, the three
quarter in 1:40, and tbo last quar
ter in 0:32}—a 2:11} gait—making
the mile in 2:12}.
In view of the increasing breeze
the other heats were abandoned.
Bair afterward stated tbat there ie
a probability of another attempt
to break the record within a few
weeks if a favorable day and a good
track can bo secured.
T. B. Lyon, a prominent mer
chant of Barnesville, made an as
signment Wednesday to Mr. Alvis
Stafford. The liabilities were
$35,721.84 and the assets $36,190:-
05. He will remain in Barnesville
and resume business a* soon as
matters can be arranged to tbat
A Savannah firm received a
shipment of 3,000 barrels of -floor
from St.. Louis, which was trsflf
ported on a special train of twenty,
four cars. This, perhaps, is the
largest invoice of flour that has
been received so far in Georgia.
A lady in Warren county has
bought a store and paid for It in
Dudley Now Going lo Indiana.
Washinoton, Oct. 16 W. W.
Dudley, Commissioner of Pensions,
returned here to-day from Ohio,
ne did not come back to resume
the duties of his office. Alter at
tending to somo private business
" AXD he will go directiv to Indiana,
where be will use the same methods
as he employed in Ohio with a
view to a similar result. The
President to-day referred the letter
of Kveiett P. Wheeler, counsel of
the Civil Service Reform Associa
tion, complaining of Commissioner
Dudley’s conduct in Ohio to tbe
Secretary of the Interior for inves
tigation anil report. Mr. Dudley
smiled when be heard of tbe pro
posed investigation. He does not
think it will amount to much.
Tbe Drouth In Berrien.
Nashville, Ga„ October 16
Some appearance of rain. Tbe
drouth lias been an unprecedented
one. No rain since tho 2d of Sep
tember. The creeks, ponds, swamps
and wells are dry and going dry.
Many of tho fail orops which pro
mised well one month since arc
now a failure. No oats sown, no
turnips or rutabaga, potatoes, peas,
sugar cane, largely cut off and the
end is not yet.
The First Snowfall.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 16 Quite a
heavy fall of snow is reported this
morning from New Ipswich, Exeter
and neighboring towns in New
Hampshire. It was the first of the
Dover, N. H., Oct. 16.—A snow
storm lasting four hours and aggre
gating one and a half inches occur
red at Alton Bay this morning.
Slight snowfalls arc reported
throughout Strafford county, N.
U., and Yoik county, Maine.
Charleston, W. Va.,October 16.
—Wilson, democratic nominee for
governor, will carry the state by
Editor Barnes, of tbe Jonesboro
News, is said to be the youngest
editor m the State.
FROM THE CORKER I
I HAVE SOLD OUT MY STOCK OP
LIQUORS AND SHALL DEVOTE
MY TIME AND ENERGIES
PRINCIPALLY TO THE
TRADE, THEREFORE I
INVITE ALL, AND ESPECI
ALLY THE LADIES, WHO DE.
SIRE TO SELECTFORTHEMSELVE8
PURE AND UNADULTERATED
ARTICLES IN MY LINE TO
GIVE ME A CALL !!
I HAVE ADDED TO MY STORE A
TRY SOME OF THE VERY BEST
Boasted Bio Coffee,
GROUND ON MY MILL AND
PUT UP IN AIR TIGHT TIN
CANS. YOU WILL FIND IT
WILL SAVE TIME, TROUBLE
AND MONEY TO YOU.
a. S. WATTS.
Americas, On* Qeb «, 1M4< if