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AMERICUS, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1884.
Daily, Pbb Yeab,...$6.Q0
Wbkkly, " ... 2.00
uF FICE OK COTOON AVENUE,
Ainpricot is th3 county seat of Sumter
-oautv. Gt-orgin, situated on the Soutb-
wf.lero railroad, 71 miles southwest of
Iwoo and obout 80 miles north of the
Florida line It is situated in the finest
Ltion of Georgia, raising a greater vari
ety of agricultural and horticultural pro-
ducts than ftQ y other parfc of the Son,b '
combining all the fruits, grain and vege
tables of iu«j temperate and semi-tropical
.^es-wbeat, corn, rye, oats, rice, Irish
and sweet potatoes, peanuts, chufas,
cotb-n, peas, sugar cane,-apples, pears,
peaches, grapes, plums and other fruits.
The climate is mild and equable, and one
of the most healthy in the world, the air
beiog pure and i.ryaud most beneficial tor
lung and throat diseases. All kinds of
outdoor work can be performed witbont
jnconvenienoe from Bummer heat or
winter cold. Americus has a population
of 6,000, is beautifully situated on high
cnd’rolling ground aud toasts of some of
the handsomest business blocks in the
South. The city baa fine public schools;
pood churches; a large pnblio library;
one daily, one semi-weekly and two
weekly newspapers; a new opera honse,
completely furnished witu scenery and
capable of seating 1,000 persons; a well
organized fire department, including
two tine g’eamers; tho streets are well
paved, sewered and lighted; there are
two UonriDg mills, a cotton seed oil mill,
planing mill and variety works, carriage
factorv, and a number of minor manfaoto-
ries; about two hundred firms are engaged
in mercantile busintu; three banks with
an abundance of capital; two good
hotels tarnish good accommodations.
Americus is tho centre of trade for six
conn lies comprising the richest agricul
tural section in Georgia, tho average an
nual cotton 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 bu-i-
nesa residence it presents attractions
eqmled by few cities in the ^outb.
Property of all kinds is comparatively
cheap, although rapidly advancing in
value; tho inhabitants of both city and
country are cultivated, courteous and
hospitable, with a cordial welcome to im
migrants. To enterprising 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 the Ameiucus Re
corder, Americus, Ga.
AND WHY NOT?
Why should not GYLES the
CLOTHIER and HATTER sell
the FINEST and BEST fitting
CLOTHING lower than any other
merchant in Southwest Georgia.
PROFESSIONAL & BUSI.WS CARDS
C. R. McCItORY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TEUM3-A11 claim* from *30 or oucler, |3;
rom 910 to $500, tea p^r cont.; over ®6ro, ■cvcu
p#r cent. No charges unites collections are made.
Dr. 0. B. RAINES,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN.
Jflm his proi(»<itonnl service*, with an expert*
cnee ol 2d vfMira, to the peonlc of Americu* and
vicinity. Ellice over Davu St Callaway'* Store. Kea
Cence at corner of Jackaon and Church atreei*.
tulli will receive prompt atteutlon. lanSIht
In the first place he buys for
CASH pays no BIG RENT enga
ges no large array of EXPEN.
SIVE CLERKS, etc
Look what a profit is right here
saved to you. This alone enables
him to sell goods at least FIFTY
PER CENT, less than these slow
plodding dealers who are almost
gasping for breath at GYLES'
LOW PRICES. These concerns
are desperate now because ol their
inability to compete.
DOWN WITU PRICES!
Says GYLES, and they TREM-
BLE because they know they can’t
follow. Their expenses are enor
mous and so they have to sell for
Somebody has got to bear it,
and it is YOU, customer, that has
it to pay. Yon, yourself, don’t
indulge in any such extravagance 1.
Will you tolerate it in others?
NO, YOU WON’T! We know
you too well for that.
Just fall right in the procession
to Gyle’s Corner and buy there
where $25 will go further than $50
The band will please strike up,
Hail to the Chief
Clothier ol this happy land;
His motto's ‘-Low Pric.a."—
With the angels he'll ataDd.
FROM HATCHER’S STATION.
Hatcher Station, Oet. 20.—We
had considerable frost on two
mornings of the past week, whieh
I hut for the dust, would make the
FIRE IN MACON.
Having purchased from H»re St Cobb the Me*
Market and Provision Sto.e on
DR. C. A. BROOKS,
BESIDENTPHYSIC1AN AND SURGEON,
C»l!» left nt D.venrvirt's drug store will receive
proni'it Attention Will be round at night
rsHdence of Col. S. li. Hawkins, c
* olltUjs street*.
keep ou bund the very best cuts of
BEEF, PORK, KID AND SAUSAGE,
unci also a full line of
Green Groceries and Provisions,
embracing nil kind* of Vegetable! and Fruit* In
their season, Canned Goods, etc. It is their nim
to keep * first class establishment, and give thsir
customer* good gooes ut the lowest prices.
OF*Highest price paid for Cattle, Hog*, and a
nan of country produce,
Americas, Dec. 15,1882.tf
266th EDITION. PRICE ONLY $T,
ALBOTTON, .... GEORGIA
Will <lo Plastering, Brickwork and Housework
UUouiine a specialty. Repairing dona. OnUr*
promptly attended to. octStf
t I would respectfully sta'o to th« public that
I am now prepairwl to
REPAIR old GINS I
experience of several
l «ed. I am located
•wyct, in rear of Oliver * Oliver s shop. Work
Hdicued. |may*85m) F. A. CAM KUOS.
■ father ou .Jclt'er>on
Edw* J. Mi'ler. C. Horace McCall.
Monumental Marble Works,
MILLER k HeCALL, Proprietors,
Southwest Comer of tho Public Square,
I, Etc., Etc.
0t the but Italian an-I American Marble.
*«» Ratline r.r Cemetery Kneloa-
oetty ■ r “- - Specialty.
Cb T n h .!2‘o ,M '<Uoce of L. C. Barren, on
Ad*m. n ee L DOW occupied by A. A.
Possession given Septembei 1,
*«,&&£ 11 JK0 - u - Co “ E
4 Great Medical Work on Manlwod.
Exhausted Vitality, Nervous and Physical De
bility l’rvnmture Heelin'* In man. Errors o|
You*h,and the untold miseries resulting from in-
discretion or excesses. A b»K.k tor every man
younr, middle a?o nnd ol<l. it contains 125 pre
ierptions for all acute and chr-me diseaseii, cork
one of which I* invaluable. So louinl bv the au
thor, whose experience or 23 years i* such as
probably never before tell to the lot of any physi
cian. UoO pacts bound In btnutilnl french muslin,
embossed rovers, fall gilt, gumonteed to boa finer
work In every nensc— mechanical, literary and
professional—tnun any other work sold In this
country- or #2 30, or the money will bo refunded
In every instance. Prico only $1 by mm 1 , post
paid. Ill us’rat ive sample 6 cents. Send now
Hold medal swarded the author by tho National
Medical Association, to the officers of which he
This book should tie rend by the young for In-
stmetiou, and by the afflicted for relief It will
ttenetit all.—London Lancet.
There is no ii.embe* of soeiciy to whom ibi
book will n>>t bo useful, whether youth, parent
g ardltn, Instructor or clergy man.-A rgor *
arm.tn, instructor or cirrK* man.— •*«i
Address the Pea**ody Medicul Institu' .
W. H. Pnrker, No 4 Hultlnch Street, Ilosti
Un-*., who may lie consulted on all diseases
. ... Chronic »ud o'att-
’ate disease* that have baffled theLJ ETA I ■*i* 1
of ail other phjsttlan* a sped Fl Cr4 Ualty
Such treated successfully witi.XU VQ PI P
out an Instance or laHurc. I ll TObLi
et them b w
e at Americu*, (is.
Two iecoml-band two-horse wagons,
two good moles, a good horse and mare.
Apply to undersigned on his farm, thir
teen miles southeast of Americus.
octl’dlw w3w J. W. BAILEY.
I have for Bate a few Cooper Portable
ZnignFB, the best made, which I will sell
dirt cheap if called for soon.
sepl7tf R. T. BYRD^
I id now I orated at Bell’* place, near Amens?'
wbe*« 1 wid deliver lumber at mill for Eight
Dot ora ptr lOuO feet, and, in the city for Niue
Dollars o**r li*i. tf. It W.JtfHDAN
weather very pleasant and enjoya
ble; and the cool winds will doubt
less mitigate, if not stop, the chills,
especially in the healthier seotions.
The school at Monticello closed
on Friday last, and its principal,
Mrs. G. V. Johnson, will leave in a
tew days for her old home in Chat
tahoochee county for recreation.
She looks much worn after eight
months of incessant toil in the
school room. She proposes to
open again in January next. Her
present close completes the fifth
year of her service in the same
house, which is evidence of how
she is appreciated as an instruc
tress by her patrons.
The Grange Hall school opened
its fall session very satisfactorily,
Prof. W. A. Hill still in charge.
He is a native of the county, hav
ing been born and raised within
three miles of his present school
room, where, alone, he has estab
lished his enviable reputation as an
educator. No better school for
boys and girls can be found in
The yield of the corn and pea
crops is entirely satisfactory to
formers, but very different with
cotton and its market price. Po
tatoes and corn are materially in
jured by drought. No rain at all
io eight weeks; all rcauy and anx
ious to plant grain, and more
anxious for rain.
The proprietors of tho new fish
trap, recently erected in Pataula
creek, have very little catch yet
but like Pat “they are ’speetln'
every day for rain when they will
catch.” In days of yore a trap in
the same spot was very profitable.
As yet, only eels have been caught,
with a few mud cats.
Now that the cotton crop is
gathered, and nearly all other
crops, the average day hand finds
but little work, and tho possum
and hog hunting is the order of
the night. Wc hear of some sue
cess in the hog catch in the com
munity and tho hunters jugged,
which gives employment to the
There is an agricultural club in
a neighboring county which seems
to be a live working body, and its
influence is being felt throughout
the county. For the advancement
ot this noble calling, its next meet
ing comes off simultaneous with
Doris’ big show; but I guess the
parents will have to take the little
ones to see the animals.
Ellaville.Ga., Oet. 20.—Cotton
is still coming in lively, notwith
standing a few cuts by some news
paper writers. In fact, 1 believe
every thing said derogatory to our
market by some people but increa
ses the receipts. “Unreliable in
one thing unreliable in everything.”
Schley will poll her full vote for
Hon. C. F. Crisp. Bell is not knov. u
in the race here. Crisp fi-st, last,
nd|all the time. Is this Democ-
riey? If so, we are slid Demo-
from this county to the Legisla
ture, has resigned (his resignation
as Bob Sears would say) as sheriff.
The Ordinary has made no appoint
ment as yet. Truly, X.
Macon, Ga., Oet. 20.—A general
alarm of fire was sounded last-nigbt
at 8 o’clock, and it was some time
before the firemen could locate tho
fire, but presently dense volumes
of smoke began to arise in the di
rection of the cotton compress of
English A Huguenin. The fire
men found the fire to be inside the
compress. A large lot of lint cot
ton under the pressroom caught
fire from some cause unknown
and was burning rapidly when
discovered. By gallant work the
firemen got tho fire under control
and saved a largo quantity of cot
ton and the handsome compress
building from destruction. The
loss is estimated to he not over
THE AUGUSTA FACTORIES.
Resumption of the Kuterprlae Mills
ob Full Time at Reduced Wages*
Auousta, Ga., Oct. 19 The
Enterprise Factory, which has
been shutdown for six weeks, will
com mence running on full time to
morrow. The Augusta and King
mills are running on full time.
Wages have been reduced 25 per
cent. The three mills employ 1,800
hands. The Sibley Mill, which
employs 600 hands, is undergoing
repairs from the recent (ire and I.
having additional machi-iery put
in. The Algernon Mill is also
running. Some other small mills
which have been shut down for sev
eral weeks, will soon commence run
ning at reduced wages. All the
mills can run on full time, meet the
demands of trade, and come out
even in the depressed condition ol
the cotton goods trade. All mill
men hope to keep running on full
time at reduced wages.
Uorernor Cleveland Assaulted.
Albany, N. Y., Oet. 20.—While
on his way to tho executive chum
her this morning, Gov. Cleveland
was assaulted by a man who after,
wards proved to be Samuel T.
Boom. The Governor warded ot)
the blow which was aimed nt him
by Boom. Tho latter then ran for
a stone, but was arrested before he
could do further damage. Boom’s
brother in law is serving a term in
the penitentiary, and tiro assault
was the result of Gov. Cleveland'■
rslusal to pardon him. Boom’i
wife is the woman whn a lew days
since created such a seene in the
executive chamber when she with
her husband called to obtain hor
brother’s pardon. It will bo re
membered that on this occasion the
woman threw her arms around the
Governor's neck, and when the
latter shook her off she behaved in
such an unseemly manner as to
compel the Governor to ask his
attendant to removo her.
Arint-CUw Whits Cook,
When this Fierce KVctiou Fight is
When the Presidential contest,
now waged so Uercciy, ends on
November 4lh, the puhiie iniod,
now excited, will take a rest, con
tent that the country is saved—no
matter who shall win—but then
will be an opportunity to win a for
tune of $15,000 by investing in the
174th grand monthly Drawing of
The Louisiana Slate Lottery, at
New Orleans, on Tuesday, Novem
ber lltb. The particulars can he
bad of M. A. Dauphin, New Or
It has been generally contended
that partridges could not be tamed
ur domesticated. It seems, how
ever, that this is a mistake. Messrs.
Fred. F. McComas and George A.
Davis, of Hagerstown, having test
e-d the matter quite successfully,
have succeeded in having that well
known wild and hitherto untama
ble bird, the partridge, breed in
confinement nt the residence of
Mr. McComas in Hagerstown. So
far as is known to the contrary,
Lhis is the first time that it has
been accomplished. The birdB
were placed in a large cage during
the month of March last. The
coop was 4x12 leet, and rested on
the ground, placing the birds as
nearly as possible in the same con
dition as they are in their wild and
original state. A few days ego
the hen bird brought out from the
eggs she had deposited in her nest
a brood ol nix young. It was as
ceitained by actual observation
that the male bird- did more than
hnlf the incubating.
The two-tailed rat has again
made its appearance in the dime
museums. The animal is not a
luaua natural, but the victim of
antiseptic surgery. The tail of a
healthy rat is cut off and inserted
in a V-shaped cut in the nose of a
second. Antiseptic dressings are
applied, and the four limbs tied to
a little frame to prevent scratching
the new appendage. Tho second
tail "sets” in twenty-four hours,
and in four days nervous connec
tion is established. Thereafter the
rodent guard* iia front tail aa zeal-
ouily *• the other.
The Congressional Campaign.
Psrry Home Journal.
There are two candidates for
oongress in the third dlstriot. Hon.
Charles F. Crisp, who is a member
of the 48th Congress, is the Demo
cratic candidate for the 49th Con
gress. His course in congress
during the last session marked him
as a man of eminent ability, of
thorough information, patriotio
in sentiment and action, unswerv
ing in his Democratic allegiance,
and watchful of the interests of the
people of bis eeution. In all his
public acts he has been true to bis
constituency. He has received the
unanimous endorsement of the
Democratic party of the district.
He deserves re-election, and the
Democrats of the district must see
to it that Republicanism is over
whelmingly defeated on the 4tb of
Ou tlie first day of October a
motley crew of white men and ne
groes, oalling themselves represen
tatives of the Republican party of
the third congressional distnot, as
sembled in Hawkinsville and nomi
nated one B. F. Bell for congress.
Bell was once a resident of Webster
county, and for several years was
a revenue officer. He then became
postmaster at Americus, but was
proven a defaulter to the amount
of over $2,000, and was removed
from that office. He then went to
Washington, where all Republican
thieves go, and secured a clerkship
in one of the departments. lie now
comes to Georgia on leave of ab
sence to create strife in tho third
district, in an effort to array the
negroes of the district against the
Democrats, their best friends. Will
our people, by their failure to vote,
allow a thief to be elected to Con
gress over an able, worthy manf
No, such a thing cannot bo.
It is said that Bell lias brought
to Georgia a corruption fund of
$13,000, with which he hopes to
purchase his election to congress.
He bases his hopes of election on
tho assumption that all the colored
peoplo of tho third dlstriot will
blindly follow tho lead of tho tin-
worthy and corrupt white men in
the distriet who call themselves
republicans on tho strength of tho
offices they hold by authority of
the republican administration. It
has frequently been demonstrated
that the negroes of the third, and
other congressional districts in
Georgia are not fools. They are
not blind to their material inter
ests. They know that their white
neighbors, democrats, are their
best friends, and they have illus
truted their appreciation of this
fact frequently by voting the dem
ocratic ticket, or at least by re
fraining from voting the republican
They wilt again demonstrate
their good sense, and oil the 4th of
November Hon. Charles F. Crisp
will be elected to Congress bv a
The Ohio Reform.
Columbus, Oct. 18.—Returns by
oounties complete do not cbsnge
the pinrelities given leet night.
Unexpectedly the Prohibition and
Greenback tloket increase propor
tionately with both of the Demo
crats and Republicans. The Pro
hibition vote last year was 8,3(2.
This year it was 9,510. Tbs
Greenback vote last year was 2,-
937. This year It wst 3,760, show
ing no coalition, but that the party
lines wtre closely followed. The
total Prohibition and Greenback
vote ia 12,447, or 1,126 more tuan
Robinson's plurality. The rest of
the Republican tieket has an aver
age majority overall of over 5,000.
The total voto ia 780,373.
Last year it was 715,616. In Oct.,
1880, it was 716,186, and in Nov.,
1880, it was 724,967. There is no
change in Congressmen except an
increase of 160 in Romeis’ majori
ty over Hurd.
To all whs an suffering from the error,
and indiaontlona ot youtu, nervous
weakness, early daotv loss of manhoods
&o., I will send a ipe that will anra
you, FREE OF C ftAKGE. Thia great
remedy wae discovered by a missionary
in South America. Send a self-addressed
envelope to the Rsv. Joskph T. Inman,
Station D, Hat York OU]/
We are authorized to announce the
name ot A. 0. BELL as a candidate tor
Mayor of Amerioua at the Muniolpal elec
tion in December next. augl U
We are authorized to announce the
name of W. H. COBB ae a candidate for
Sheriff of Sumter county. If eleoted, N.
H. White, of the 16th District, will be bis
The Flrat Sorghum.
Henry Grady tells us the follow
ing: “I beard tho history of sor
ghum the other day. In 1865 Mr.
D. Redmond gave to Mr. Richard
Peters a handful of black Beed,
wliicli lio had received Irom China.
Mr. Peters put them loose in Isis
poeket,eating the most of them. One
afternoon he was in his garden, and
feuling a few of these seeds in bis
poeket, scratched a hole and drop
ped them in it. The result was re-
markable. In a short timo the
most luxuriant stalks covered the
spot, sweet and thrifty. In a rude
mill Mr. Peters produced the first
sorgLum syrup ever made. The
experiment caused the wildest dis
cussion, and scientific men flocked
in to see tie wonderful cans. In
the meantime Mr. Peters had re-
planted and harvested large quan
tities of seed. Ilejoined Mr. W.
P. Ormc with him and advertised
i lie seed for sale in small packuges.
The receipts for the same went
over $10,000. The American Ag
licullurist cartooned Mr. Pe*crs,
who bad said that his children
loved the cane. The picture rep
resented Mr. Peters in a field of
cane and young Richard leading
the family in climbing the stalks,
bile the cows came plunging
through the icuce. The next year
Mr. Judd made an offer for 400
bushels of tlie seed at $5 a bushel.
Mr. Peters let him have it, and a
small package was sent free to
every new subscriber of the Agri
culturist. The result was an ia-
crease of 30,000 subscribers in one
season. The sorghum was then
thoroughly introduced and is now
a staple crop in the West and
South. If Mr. Peters hadn’t loafed
la. the gtrden that Sundsy after
noon sorghum might still b* un
known to at.”
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER m.
The Unnpproaohable Comedienne,
The Benner Success, A
BUNCH OF KEYS,
W. G. Csosniz, Ao.TaEvon,
Wu. Ryno, Kate Haykb,
Ciias. Sawtelle, Minnie Luckstone,
Hamiy Booker, Jennie Baktine,
J. H. Braniok, Valentine Dbekiisb.
The Grand View Hotel Set carried In
its enlirety. Original Haeio; elegant
REGULAR PRIOES I
Reserved Heats on Site at Misal Ana* Ajcock’fl
and Mrs. Lewis's ol.Jl.00.
and Mrs. Lewis's at.
Mayor and City Oonnoil of Americas,
Georgia, to. Georgo 8. Brush and the
Manhattan Artesian Well Go.
Attachment in Samter Superior Court,
levying an order for »«ale under Section
3048 of the Code of Georgia.
By virtue of aa order of the Hou. Allen
irt, Judge of the Superior Court of the
Southwestern Circuit, passed ou October
Will be sold before tbe Court House
door in tbe oity of Amerioni, Ga., on
Friday the 31nt day of October 1884, be
tween the usual and legal hours of sale,
one aleam boiler, steam engine, derrick
and all the personal property used In the
digging or borinp of the Artesian Well in
the city of Amenoua, Go. Levied on by
virtue of an attachment in favor of
Mayor and City Connell of Americus vi.
George 8. Bruah and the Manhattan Ar
tesian Well Company.
Heturnsble to the next Superior Court
of said aountv and levied ou as the prop
erty of said defendants.
J. W. MIZE, Sheriff.
Amerioua, Go., Oct. 20th, 1884.
Sugar Cane Wanted
I want to bay 5,000 Stalks of Sugar
Cane, for which I will pay the highest
market price in cub.
J. T. Stallings,
By Toole, McGarrab A Tondee'e.
Having cold our milling intereets In
.his city to lh, America, Oil Company,
tbs firm of Baldwin, k Dsvcnport u dis
solved by mntasl eoneent.
A. J. Baldwin * Co,
OJtJOdAWSW Jo Satixyoxt,