Tlie weather this season has “forbidden |froit” to many of ou
Takes pleasure in offering a “FULL CHOP” of NEW and SEASONABLE
DRY GOODS at prices within EASY REACH of all.
CASE AFTER CASE of new goods opened during the past week has
about completed OUR SPRING STOCK, and close relationship to the
manufacturers enables ns to present this season a' line of goods UN
Special for this week— j
AMERICUS, GEORGIA, TUESDAY: APRIL 21, 1891.
THE STREET CARS.
WHAT IS THE COMPANY GOING TO
DO ABOUT IT.
Tlio People Say Kun the Car. or Take Up
lha Trark—Hn.lnraa la Meant and the
Company la Given Fair Warning—The
Cara Muet Run.
What la gol lg to bo done about the
For months the people have been wait
ing on the company, and expecting the
cart to be put on every week.
Now, patience haa ceased to be a vir
tue; and If the compeny will not begin
operation again the city most telce
When the company was organized,
Americus put in all the money that was
naked of her. When the roed was com
pleted and ears started running; Ameri
cus supported the enterprlie with her
acoustomed liberality. When the com
pany shut down, the people patiently
awaited a new start. They have waited
long enough, and wish to Inform the
company of the fact.
If the company is going to run the
cars, let It do so at once.
It not, then let the old rusty rails he
taken up and carried off. The people
are tired of looking at the dilapidated
remains, and if the track is notgolng to
be used, they want to see it carried
Americus wants a street car* line, and
it the present company won’t operate,
let their stuff be gotten out of the way
and another one will.
When the street cari were taken off
report went over this state and others
that an Americus enterprise had gone
through. When It was stated that the
entire line wqp to be carried to Macon,
there was more talk of one of Americus
big enterprises falling through.
While this has os yet had no effect on
the growth of our city, it is not pleasant
to be so misrepresented.
Americus subscribed in cash all asked
of her, bnt foreign parties have bad, and
still hare control of the line. Amoricue
supported the line well, and wanted It
A perfect profusion of BLACK SILK DRAPERY NETS—the correct | to keep running, lint the company
thing this season, at prices which will astonish you.
pieces LOVELY, WOOL CHALLIES, solid and figured, at 20c.
Just 15 more of those SUPERB CAMELS’ HAIR Pattern Suits go
AT COST THIS WEEK.
40 patterns BLACK SILK GRENADINES, finest quality, 75c. to 11.25
this week. THEY ARE BEAUTIES and worth from $1.00 to $2.00
Our BLACK DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT, the very best in the city.
You can find JUST WHAT YOU WANT at a very moderate cost.
Grant ns the pleasure of showing yon oar LACES, EMBROIDERIES,
and NEW WASH DRESS GOODS, consisting of everything new
in WHITE GOODS.
Plain and figured PERSIAN MULLS, CHINA SILKS, FAYAL
BATISTES and GRENADINES, MADRAS CLOTH, GING
15 doz. Black SILK MITTS, at 25c. per pair this week.
18 doz. LADIES’ BLACK SILK GLOVES, 40c., (worth 05c) this week.
Forty doz. Diamond Dye LADIES HOSE, absolutely stainless, at 25c. per
pair tills week.
BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR
Our Stock is Warranted Matchless in
QUALITY, STYLE OR PRICE.
300 Child's Sailor Suits,
Boys’ School Suits, * 2 - 50 *° * 500 imit > worth <louble cl8cwlicrc -
a specialty; good value, 25c. to $1.50 per pair, any size
WE FULFILL OUR ADVERTISEMENTS!
COME AND SEE!
0or. Lame St. and Cotton Ave.
AMERICUS, - GEORGIA.
Furulgn parties had control, bonded
the mad, and then decided they would
stop the ears. By doing this they have
done us not only Inconvenience, but
Americus enterprise., as all know, nre
all right and prospering without excep
tion. Here a foreign company comes In
and does as it pleaSes.
By the terms of the contract the fran
chise is lost, and has been so that It
oouid be denied for months. The peo
ple base borne with the inconvenienoe
and Injury already too long, and now
they mean business.
To the controllers of tho line they say
run the care or move the line. Citizens
have put money into it liberally, bat
they have more which they can put into
a Une of their own. When a visitor ar
rives be tees the rails, and asks where
are the can. When told of the trouble
he believes, but can not help attaching
aometbing of the trouble to our city.
The citizen* are tired of looking at the
old track, and even if they weren’t sure
of another line, they would be glad to
sec the rusty rails carried off. Betides
being unsightly, they are In the way if
Amerlcni is wrought up on the sub
ject, and tbe people are going to have
the matter adjusted. Fair warning is
given the company, and unless the cars
are put In operation, action will be
Start the cars or move your line, Is
now the cry of the people, and they
In the article pnbltshed in Sunday's
Timks-Rxcordeii and signed “Taxpay
er,” two typographical errors occurred
which had the effect of changing tbe
One of these made tbe writer say that
the city “owns” 155,000 of waterworks
bonds, when it should have been “owes”
The other error made the bonded debt
of Columbns only $48,000, when it
should have been $480,000.
A Receiver Appoint***.
Yesterday was the day for the sale of
the good* of Mr, H. C. Odom, of Lees
burg, but the sale didn’t come off. A
number of the creditors, iuclndlng the
Americus Grocery Company, H. D.
Watts. Borum, Davenport* Company,
J. W. Sheffield * Company and Moore,
Marsh * Company, of Atlanta, filed an
Injunction, and applied for a receiver.
Judge Fort granted the Injunction, and
Mr. J. P. Johnson, of SmitbviUe, re
A Theatrical Treat.
The theater going people can't appre
ciate too much the great treat In store
for them ou Wednesday, April 22nd.
Gormans’ minstrels are meeting with an
oration everywhere,’as they are under
the management Jof 4«ke Tannebaum,
whose name assorts snoops*. Thi.com-
pany comprises thirty-three celebrated
artlrte. . "T
AN ORGANIZED 8TKAL.
Art. ANT A, April 20.—[Special.]—Tom
Dclks Is being held by the police, ac
cused of stealing and selling a church
organ. The Instrument was mtssod from
the Rockwell Road church, near here,
two months ago, and was recovered from
a church at Duluth where it had been
sold for thirty dollars.
Delks has long been in hiding in the
suburbs, dressed In women’! clothe*.
Last evening jhe officers located him
end dragged him out from under a bed
where, after stripping off the borrowed
apparel, he had taken refuge.
Lumpkin, April 18.—The board of
education of tbe town of Lumpkin,
to-day elected Albert Winter, for
merly of the Timet, principal of tbe
public school. Prof. Jno. C. Hall, tbe
former principal tendered his resignation
to take effect at once, so Prof. Winter
will take charge of the school Monday
morning. If he teaches school as well
at he edited a newspaper be will succeed
and the people of Lumpkin will be for
tunate in teonring hit services. We
welcome Capt Winter and his estimable
wife as citizen, of our thriving little
The Claims Commission
Atlanta, April 20.—[Special.]—The
Western and Atlantle Claims commie
slon met again to-day, but held only «
short session before adjourning till to-,
morrow. Copies of the voluminous evi
dence were received from the printer.
Argument begins to-morrow or next
A Free Trip,
Atlanta, April 20.—[Special,]—A
number of tbe railroads have already
agreed to give free transportation to
delegates to the World's Fair conven
tion soon to meet here, and others are
expected to follow the example.
Th'* Management of the New.Hotel-
As tho time approaches for the com
pletion of the Hotel Sumter the ques
tion assumes more and more importance
as to who ahall manage It.
A very serious mistake might be made
In tbe selection of tbe management and
the reputation of the hotel get below
par’ at the outset, unless some. well
knuwu.nnd popular man with a wide ao-
.. qualntance among tourists la selected.
Some northern man who has kept a
winter resul t hotel in Florida and a
summer resort north, to control the
tourists patronage, and a well-known
southern hotel man, who knowi all the
commercial people, would make a team
that would Insure the success of the en
terprise from the start.
For the next six months the Americus
Manufacturing and Improvement Com
pany should have a first-class man in
tbe middle and New England states,
visiting all places of resort, and freely
distributing cards, circulars, folders and
pamphlets, descriptive of Americus, its
cllmnto, advantages, attractions, and
more especially the Hotel Sumter as a
It this Is not done, the deficit In run
ning the hotel until It becomes known,
will be muoh more then the cost of tbe
method of advertising hereby suggested.
Those who will constitute the chqlr
for Memorial day met Sunaay afternoon
pursuant to calL A practice was held,
and arangementa made for vocal mnslc
on tbe 27tb.
Many were out, hut the choir Is not
any too large, and any others who can
are asked to join.
That the day will be a grand success
Is shown by the program published in
Thb Ttxas-RncoRDKRof Sunday.
Don't fail to assist the ladies in any
way you can.
Mrs. Chapin Is a most entertaining
talker, and a large crowd turned out
to hear her address at the Methodist
church Sunday night In tho aftsrnoon
ahe talked to tho children.
At night all ware deeply interested
and many signed the pledge. She
brought forth many telling points
against the llqnor traffic. Quite a turn
was collected for her.
Hot For Coney.
At the session of the Sunday School
of the Socond Methodist church held on
Sunday last It waa decided to give a
picnic on May 1st at Coney. A com
mittee lias been appointed to wait upon
the railroad authorities to secure rates.
Further notice will be given through
\ KIG ROW
IN THE -'MARRIEO LADIES’ SOI
Colored Dauieels Hl(liljr Indignant at tho
Action or Sitters-A Society I* Broken
Cp—And Warrant* WUI bo leaned (or
Colored society is in a state of re
At least that part of it which includes
those of tbe female sex who are known
> “married ladies.”
Some of these have a soft snap while
the others are raising a mighty ktek.
What It will result In ean not be said
just now, but It looks as if some of the
social leaders of the colored “married
ladies” will be tried for oheaUog and
The cause of their revolt and high
kick Is because of the actions of “the
faithful ten” of a female orgsalzatlon.
Sometime ago the females of the ool
ored aristocracy of our city organised
what they called the “married ladles so-
dal union,” As the name implies the
member* were limited to those aa the
dark racewhose Uvetof single blessedness
had been changed Into double blessed
ness, or in other words tbe “ladles”
who had legitimate husbands and who
stood high In social ranks. The object,
too, Is shown by the name. It was got
ten np for purposes purely social, and
all for a time realized great pleasure oat
of tbe many meetings. Literary feat
ures were not forgotton, and tbe Itn
provement of the minds and manner* of
the favored'few waa oarefully looked
For quite a time all things ran smooth
ly, but finally the collapse came.
Last week some of tbe members got
together, caUlng themselves “the faith
ful ten” and decided that it waa time to
disband tbe organization. There was
one hundred dollar* in the bank to tbe
credit of this elegant social olub, and
the treasurer was prevailed upon to
draw tbe entire amount.
Then tbe division took plaoe, and even
the poor treasurer waa left out.
From this division the row arose.
“The faithful ten” got the monny, and
also tbe emphatically expressed opinion
of the remaining fifty or sixty.
This decimal number, after deciding
that they alone were worthy, proceeded
to count ont the dollars, accumulated by
the subscriptions of the total number
and eaoh take a tenth.
This action at one* became spread ont
among tbe others, and a mighty howl
wax raised. It amounted to a bowl only
up to yesterday, bnt now it looks aa if
the ton will do the bowling. On* of the
women went yes etday to Jndge Plls-
bury and told him something of the
18 YOUR NAME STKliN ?
Someth!nj; of Importance for Any by That
Ordinary Speer baa received the fol
lowing communication, which may re
sult m good to some of Sumter’s citi
Meridian, Texas, April 10th, 1801.—
Dear Sir:—IVe have a matter of interest
to W. H. Stern (or Sterns), or hit legal
heir*. Any information aa to bis or
their whereabouts, that will enable ns
to find and correspond with him if liv
ing, or hit heirs If he it dead, will bo
8amuel Calhoun came to Texas from
some county In Alabama, at aa early
day. His daughter, Mary, married one
Paul Mersfelder, In Walker county, Tex
as, about the year 1848, Mersfelder
died In 1851, and the next year after hit
death, she married Cyrus Peny, who
alio died within a few months after
their marriage. 8ometlme after Perry's
death, Mrs. Mary Ferry, formerly Mrs.
Mary Mersfelder, formerly Msry Cal
houn, want to Georgia where ahe married
one W. H. Stern or Sterns, who Is said
to bare been a widower with several
chlldran, and who came with her to
Teats, when they soon separated, and
be, Sterns, Is supposed to have returned
to Georgia, and baa not since been heard
from In this country. Mia. Sterna died
about the year 1865. For hit interest
here, to benefit either him or our
selves, it Is Decenary for ua to
bear from him or hi* heirs
at an early date. Enclosed we band you
postal card for reply, and If you can
give os any Information aa to Stern or
his family or the Calhon* a, the favor
Will be appreciated and returned when
opportunity offers. Thanking you In ad
vance for whatever kindness yon may be
able to do ua in the matter, we are,
Cabbutu * Estes.
P. S.—If you don’t know any of these
particular parties, but know anyono by
the name of Stern or Ster.ns, please give
us Ms or her address on tho enclosed
There was a heavy hall In Huntington,
about ten miles from here, hut Thurs
day afternoon. It fell to the depth of
as Inch, and the next morning bucket-
full* war* pi \ed up. It is reported aa
the heaviest* hall ever occurring there.
A ptsaoMt party of young people win
tear* this morning for Chapman's milts,
aad speod th* day plsaleiog. The , par
ty Is composed of quit* a Dumber,
“I put in more than my share,” said
the, “and 1 want to get it back. The
faithful few has got it all, an’ day ain’t
got no right to it I give my ton cent*
obory mootin', an' helped In de festival,
but I never got a cent. 1 want my fo’
dollars what I putln, an' If de tow wlU
help me I am goto' to mak* It.' Dey jla
robbed me an* de other todies, an’ we Is
goto’ to make 'em divide wid us.”
She talked most voluminously, and
told how tho had worked at the “festi-
blo” to make It a success. She was en
raged, and the others were backing her.
No warrant was sworn out, but there
will be, and colored society will be
shaken from centre to clreqmferonoe.
The protracted meeting begun at the
Second Methodist church, in East Amer
icus, more than a week ago, is being con
tinued with unabated interest.
The pastor, Rev. R. F. Williamson, to
being ably assisted In his great work by
the other minister* of the city, and when
tbe meetings come to an end there to no
doubt but that great good to the entire
community will have resulted.
The congregations on Sunday tost, both
morning and evening, were very large,
the house being filled from the door* to
th* chancel by the multitude of
shippers. Last night another large con
gregation listened to a powerful sermon
by the pastor, who hold the cloeeat at
tention of tho throng from the begin
ning to tho end of hia discourse. The
public are cordially invited to attend
A Charming Miss.
Mr. George D. Wheatley was noticed
yesterday wearing that proverbial proud
and happy smile. Enquiry revealed the
fact that Mias Kate Wheatley has i
rived on n permanent visit, and to
bright and charming little mis*.
Th* Sunday School Convention.
About fifteen from Americas leave
this morning for Columbus to be present
at the Sunday School Convention which
commences at that place to-day, . The
session promise* to be a very large and
A number of Amorims* lawyers ax*
Tbe ClnbGo** Flitting.
The Americus fishing olub, twelve In
number, left last night via the S. A. &
M. for tho famous fishing grounds on
tbe Satllls river and Cumberland
Mr. John T. Argo, soliciting freight
and passenger agent of the S. A. A M.,
provided tho party with a luxurious
ooach, In which the round trip wll be
made. Nothing that would in tho least
add to the pleasure or comfort of the
party was left undone.
Among those who went along were
Capt. W. H. Tondee, Jas. Fort, Sr., Capt.
McGarrab, C. M. Wheatley, O. W. La
mar, J. P. Chapman, M. H. Ford, R. T.
Johnson, J. O. Roney, W. R. Brown, Si
Hawkins and Elton Parkor.
Tbe party will roach tho river early
this morning, where tholr special car
will be side tracked until they start for
Brunswlok and Cumberland.
JohnT. Argo jias promised to go
down on Wednesday morning and pilot
the club to Brunswick, and will take
great pleasure In carrying anything to
the departed that their friends may
wish to send. Tbe entire week will be
spent lu pursuit of the finny tribe, tbe
club returning home about Saturday.
A 8lx Weak* Trip.
Mr. O. A. Coleman, treasurer of the
Georgia Loon and Trust Company, has
done splendid work for the company,
and his services are greatly appreciated.
Yesterday he received leave of absence
for six weeks, and with It a round trip *
ticket to Europe. He will leave for the
old world early in June.
It was Guy Bros.' minstrels, and not
Gorman*’, that played in Cordele not
long slno*. The Gorman troupe la man
aged by Jake Tannebaum in person, the
great regulator of the southern circuit
and om of tbe beat known men in the
Mr. B. L. Joiner, of AndersonviUe,
waa closed up yesterday by Deputy La
mar under mortgage of $000 In favor
of tbe Mao, a Hardware Co. A* the
poet office was in th* same room aa the
store, all tbe goods had to bo removed
Crawfordvllle Democrat: Immediate
ly after the tost cold snap, the people
were confident that ail the peach crop
had been killed, bnt we find on closo ex
amination that tho crop to sufficiently
large, if it wiU only remain on the trees.
Tbe apple crop will be larger than usual,
if there to nothing to damage It here
after. Tbe pears, we think, have been
seriously injured from the freeze, but
there are still a few left.
Flowery Branch Journal: Hon. F. T.
Davie ha* recently discovered iron ore
of a fine quality and in large quantities
on his farm near town. He ha* sent
specimens to a mineralogist for analysis,
and ao doubt it will pro?* a large tor-
now in LumpkinaMmdiag Smerurt mi- Bum to Mr. Davie, and.grart advautr^
periov court, which OewvuM* yd****' 5*
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