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AMERICUS, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1891.
GEO. D. WHEATLEY
Special Attractions to Close Buyers This Week.
»\!o profit grows where is no pleasure taken.”—Shakspearc.
The immortal bard probably had no reference to our busi
ness when he penned these simple words, but they apply with
force nevertheless, for experience has taught us there is only
profit in trade when our
CUSTOMERS ARE PLEASED.
We take a PERSONAL PLEASURE in our business
and hope to derive a profit therefrom; but we also take a gen
uine pleasure in PLEASING OUR CUSTOMERS and
thereby contribute to their pleasure and pFofit as well.
THKFXTREMELY LOW PRICES we have been offering
of late, in many instances yields us only a small
THE ACTUAL COST
Of our goods, but we are having the satisfaction this season
of showing the
Largest Stock, The Latest Styles
The Handsomest Selections
New Spring 1 Goods!
Ever shown in this city. And the gratification is ours in know
ing that thousands who have become our regular customers
appreciate our efforts to give them at all times,
The Greatest Possible Yalne for the least Possible Price.
MR. W. E, M. SEARCY TO THE ALLI
ANCE OF GEORGIA.
WE UNDERSELL COMPETITION EVERY TIME
on EVERYTHING in our line.
The following is a sample of what we will do this week, and
may interest you:
20 Do/.. Fancy Linen Towels, size 34 x 16 inches, 8jfc., regular price, li!$c.
25 “ Linen Iluck Towels, same size, 3Jc., “ 1“ 0,
I s “ Crepe Linen Towels, “ “ l® 0,
40 « Kxtra size, Turkish Rath Towels, matchless value, at 12Jc.
CKASI1KS! CRASHES ! New Lot eponed, 8 to 15c per yd.
“Loom Dice” TABLE LINEN, excellent quality, -5 to 40c “
Pure White Satin Damask, “ “ 85 to 75c “
l lioice “Turkey Red” and Colored Damasks, -5 to 50c “
You can buy our EXTRA SIZE FRINGE DOYLIES, WORTH 75c
Ju t iloz., at 50c per doz., this week only.
200 yards pretty CURTAIN SCRIM, 5c PER YI). Other grades
Scrim, and NOTTINGHAM LACE CURTAINS at reduced prices this
fo a corset—the Bail waist. Shaped like it, but made for
toe women who object to a corset. Nothing to prevent
it s going in the wash—nothing to prevent perfect free
dom of movement. Straps for the shoulders, and buttons
that won’t come off, to support the skirts.
If you don’t like it, after two or three weeks wear,
you can return it and get your money.
We live in an age of “Hustling.” Don’t waste your tim;
coaxing others to supply your wants at a moderate cost, BUI
COME DIRECT TO US, and let us SHARE WITH
'OU THE BENEFIT of our modem business methods.
GEO. D. WHEATLEY,
and Retail Dr; Goods, Clothing, Etc.
Cor. Lamar St. and Cotton Ave.
P. S.—-Our New Spring Clothing has arrived. Elegant
dvs this week in Men’s, Boys’ and Children’s wear.
A Straightforward, Manly Letter Bringing
the Writer Before Alltenccmen n. ft Cftn-
UldfttH for 1'resldent of tl.e St»te
Mr. W. E. II. Searcy, of Griffin, is a
candidate for president of tlic State Al
He is one of the state’s most promi
nent cltizons, and a leader in the Al
Both lie and his record are well known,
and the following address to the State
Alliance puts his position plainly before
Brothers of the Alliance:
The Alliance of Spalding county has
nominated me for tho position of Presi
dont of the State Alliance of Georgia.
They did this on their own motion, and
against my request, but in a way that my
personal regard for them will prevent my
They instruct their delegate to vote
for me,which brings me before your state
body, and thus brought there, It is
natural that I should desire to receive
the support of others.
I am not the candidato of any faction
in the Alliance. On the contrary, I
look upon every Allianceman as my
friend and brother.
No one has boen consulted as to my
candidacy, outside of my own county.
I ain totally unpledged to any sido of
any question that may come before tho
Alliance, and am in no clique, ring or
comb'nation of any nature.
I say this much that every brother
may know that I stand only on tho plat
form of the Alliance, under the banner
of Peace, Unity and Fraternity.
Having had the controlling interest in
the Southern Alliance Farmer, our or
gan, for some time, and having been ed
itor of the Farmer and Fruit Grower, of
Grillin for years, my position on the
principles of the ordor have been known
and read of all men.
1 not only favor tho principles of our
order, but 1 try to illustrate them in my
life and conduct. I have devoted my
brain, my bands and my money to its
success, and my earnest prayor to (j/d to
that tbo Alliance may prosper and final
ly meet with that success they so richly
I do oot come into tho nrona to create
a stir or confusion, nor to embitter one
man against another. I do not come to
break the influence of aoy man, or to de
stroy Ills usefulness. I come simply at
the instance of tnose who know me best,
to try to enlarge ray sphere of wbat they
call "usefulness to the order."
I havo no unkind word to say about
any one, and I trust that those who do
me the honor to press my claims, may
do it in “wisdom, justice and modera
If elected to the position of President
of the Allliance I will do all I can to put
tho entire organization In the way of
building up and fostering the financial
condition of its large membership
through the principles of co-operation,
locally and generally—locally through
their own enterprises, and generally
through their exchange. I boliove that
my experience In these matters will be
worth something to the order in tho ac
complishment of these purposes. I
should tako tho Alliance into no ’posi
tion upon any matter without flfitot ar-
riving at its wishes in tho premises, as
may be expressed in its laws, or declar
ed by the official action of its advisory
committees. When men act on,' their
own motion, they sometimes fall into
error, however, noble and honorable
their intentions may be. The wile man
said: "Where no council is, the people
fall; but in tho multitude of couqpollors
there is safety."
Our order is too grand an organization
to be imperiled on the account of any
thing. Everything of ovory natiRu to No
done, therefore, should be bereft of sel
fishness, and only the common good of
all be sought in every action takn^. Tap
per truly says: "Conlldence cannot
dwell wlicro selfishness is porter at the
With these sentiments on my lips and
in my heart, I say to the great brother
hood, if you think another can servo you
better, Lake him instead of me, nnd let
this be as though it was never written.
With no enemies to punish, no friends
to reward, no personal interests to sub
serve, I am just as willing to bring up
the rear as to lead in the front. *
The matter is now with you.
Fraternally, W. E. H. SxAiicr.
Not Allowed to Land.
New Yoiik, April 8.—Ton more ' im
migrants were debarred from landing
yesterday and were placed on board the
steamship which brought them here
Four of the debarred immigrants were
consumptives, ore wassuffering from
“alopecia,” the scalp disease which
caused the rejection of eleven others on
The other five were rejected a* being
liable to become public charges.
The Italian Home Immigration Socie
ty is said to be bitterly opposed to the
strict manner in which the new immi
gration law ia being carried out.
WABHBUKN GETS IT.
Chicago Republican* ElectTh.tr Candidate
Hptclal to Til k Tim kh-Rkcordkk.
Chicago, April 8.—At the polls yes
terday Hempstead Washburn, the Re
publican candidato for mayor, was elect
ed by a small plurality.
The Republicans elected also their
candidate for city clerk and city attor
The latest returns support the Demo
cratic claim for victory for Peter Kiel-
bossa, their candidate for treasurer.
The vote on the treasuryship is, how
ever, very close, and It may require the
official count to decido it.
Seven outlying precincts are yet to
Returns from these precincts cannot,
however, affect the result, except on tho
treasuryship. The precincts are Repub
lican, and the vote will go to swell tho
total of Hempstead Washburn or Elmer
The result of the mayor’s ticket, with
the votes so far ascertained, is as follows:
Hemstead Washburn, Rep., 40,4:17.
D. C. Cregier, Do in., 40,278.
C. H. Harrison, Dero., 41,083.
E. Washburn, Cit., 23,430.
T. Morgan, Socialist, 2,270.
Washburn’s plurality, 1,158.
A 82,000.000 Hotel For Atlanta.
Atlanta, April 8.—A report is cur
rent here to the effect that A. E. Flagler,
who built the magniticent Ponce De
Leon Hotel at St. Augustine, contem
plates the erection of a hotel In Atlanta,
to cost $2,000,000.
It is certainly known that a strong
effort has been made to purchase all tho
property in tho magnificent block,
bounded by Marietta, Peachtree, Walton
and Broad streets.
Mr. Healyand the other property own
ers on the block have all been approach
ed about a sale of tho property.
In this cognection the rumor was start
ed and given much credence, that A. E.
Flagler, the millionaire who built the
grand Ponce de Leon hotel, was endeav
oring to purchase tho block for the pur
pose of erecting upon it a $2,000,000
Such ft magnificent hotel would be of
inestimable value to Atlanta, and would
immediately prove a fine investment for
THE NEWS OF A DAY IN THE MAGIC
The New Iron Foundry Hemming—'Tho
First Notional Bonk Organized—A
Bright Futuro Ahead—Home Other Inter
Stolen From Her Home,
special to Tlic Times-Recorder.
Wbeelino, W. Va., April 8.—Miss
Amy Morgan, the daughter of a Wheel
ing banker, was seized at her father’s
gate by two masked men Sunday night,
who thrust her into a carriage nnd
drove all night
At daylight tie girl, was blindfolded,
heard one of the mon pounding at the
door of a house.
Ho came back and said: “We are here;
the game is up.”
The two had a consultation ns to
whether to kill the girl or let her go,
and finally decidod upon the latter
The girl n rod walked ten miles,and
struck the railroad at Kilser, '25 miles
She went back at noon yesterday ex
Heath End. a Slander Suit.
Auoukta, Ga., April 8.—Geo. W.
Bush, of EUenton, S. C., fell dead from
his chair at his home Sunday evening.
With ids deatli ends a $20,000 slander
suit instituted against him by George
Bates, a civil engineer who claimed that
Bush had charged him with stealing his
Ids land deeds after ho had surveyed
property for him.. Tho case was to havo
beeu tried in Aiken on tho 20th.
Sam Small Scored.
Special to Timbs-Rscobdkk
New Yoiik, Marcli 8.—A special from
Ogden, Utah, contractors who are build
ing the Methodist univorsity want to see
Rev. Sam Small, Its presidont.
He is in tho East lecturing, and F. A.
If. Franklin sent this blunt dispatch to
him on Saturday:
Account for tho funds intrusted to
you, or I will begin legal proceedings.”
He sent back a defiant reply and
threatened a suit for libel.
Special to Timrs.Rxcohokr.
Cordele, April 8.—Cordelo's pluck is
still carrying her forward.
And every day but adds strength to
her already solid and substantial pros
perity. Without any pretentions, she
has steadily grown iu population and
now entorprisos, and to-day finds her
forging ahead of auy new town in the
One of the most important enterprises
which has been established in Cordele
for many months is the iron foundry,
recently put in operation by the Cordele
It is indeed an interesting scene. An
immense furnace roars and puffs day and
night, while a stream of molten iron
passes from it into huge buckets, and is
carried hither and thither by men who
empty it into moulds of every imagina
It looks like business.
It could hardly bo otherwise than bus
iness with the present management at
the head of the enterprise. Mr. R. G.
Tomlin, the president, is one of the best
business mon and shrewdest financiers
in the state. He is for 0 “dele first,
last and all the time, and he backs his
faith with his money.
Mr. Russ C. Harris, one of tile best
practical machinists in tho South and a
man who is well known for his business
sagacity and financial ability, is secreta
ry and troasuror and personally superin
tends the foundry and machine shops.
Cordolo is vory proud of her new bank,
orgauized last Thursday.
It’s name is tho First National Bank
of Cordele, and $50,000 is the capital
stock. Dr. George W. Marvin, Messrs.
John S. Pate, James E. Bivins, Dr. G.
M. McMillan, Col. Z. A. Littlejohn, Mr.
W. E. Murphey and Mr. J. W. Bivins
wero elected directors.
Those directors elected at a subse
quent meeting Dr. George W. Marvin,
president, Ur. James K Blvtr.'e, cashier,
and Mr. J. B. Austin, head boekkeeper.
Dr. Marvin has been investing in Cor
dele real estate for over a Jyoar and the
more he invests tho better he is pleased.
He owns a block of neat cottages here
which he keepR rented all the time. As
president of the new bank he will add
great weight and influence to the insti
Mr. Fate, the vioe-prosident, is known
frame one end of Dooly oounty to tbo
other, and to know him is but to admlro
his shrewdness and his money-making
qualifications, He is very popular and
lie deserves to be.
Mr. Bivins is too well known to tho
readers of The Timer-Recorder to need
any commendation froth my pen. For
over two years he was cashier of the old
reliable Bank of po'rdele, and its success
is known far and wide. He is a young
man of means, who knows how to I un a
bank successfully, and who believes im-
plicity in Cordele.
Success to tho now bank.
A prosperous year Is alioad of this
magic city. Those who have watched
the growth of tho place from its infancy,
and know the situation, predict nothing
but prosperity. Those who havo but
recently moved here declare that they
can see nothing but good times ahead.
If there was ever a time when invest
ments In Cordele real estate wero suc
cessful (and who will say that they havo
ever been otherwise) now is the time.
There is absolutely no reason to doubt
that with her present backing the city
will grow nnd conttnuo to increase in
wealth and population.
ACTIVELY AT WORK.
Livingston's Friends Organising to Secure
The MMtee Trial.
Special tnTiia TistKS-HEOaRfljsv. _j.
Rome, April 8.—The McKee trial waa |
resumed to-day, the sick jurors being
better. Judge Maddox took a hand in
the Deitz-Waters-Fry matter, and be
fore the jury was brought In, stated that
if any apology was to be made, it must
be made to the court, and nobody elso
Ho spoke witli vehemence.
Col. McHenry spoke for the prosecu
Writing a Novel.
One of Americus’ leading society
young ladies, and one who also has
quite a reputation for intellect, is writ
ing a novel. At least this report has
leaked out and the young lady in ques
tion does not deny 1L It is said to be
almost ready for publication, and also
that it will aurely be published. The
first copy is anxiously awaited, and
something extraordinary to expected.
Vmokcd the Tenant Oat.
PAiiKKRsni'iio, W. Va., April 8.—Tho
landlord of a large house in Marshall
county took a novel way to evlot a ten
ant, Mrs. Armstrong, yesterday. She
was in arrears for rent and had been re
peatedly notified to vacate. The officers
and landlord went to the house yester
day and found her inside, but with all
tho windows and doors barred and ready
with weapons to defend herself.
" One oUtlie ollicors climbed to the roof
and placing a large,fiat stone completely
over tiie chimney top, plastered around
the sides and awaited results. In a few
moments the front door was opened and
the belligerent tenant dashed out, almost
suffocated by the smoke that had filled
every part of tip house.
X The New Ostoaas Killing.
Sp eels) to TlHga-RxcoRuxa.
New Orleans, April 8*—The grand
jury yestordv began an official inquiry
into the killing of the Italian prisoners
on March I4th.
Attorney-General Rogers has charge
of the investigation.
Among the witnesses yesterday were
W. \V. S. Parkerson and JamesD, Hous
ton, two of tits men who were on tbs
committee which took charge of the
“diapoeition” of the Italian prisoners.
Hpeclal to The Times-Recorder.
Columbus, Ga., April 8.—From prom
inent allianceinen in the city to-day
from Mussogoe and adjoining counties,
it is learned that Col. Livington is ac
tively at work trying to secure bis re-
election as prosident of the State Farm
It is reliably stated that quite a num
ber of sub-alliances in Chattahoochee
county hare discussed the situation, and
have decided to stick up to Livingston.
Friends of Livingston claim that all of
tho counties adjoining Spalding will
send delegates instructed for Livingston.
They claim that Col. Searcy is but little
known in the State, and that his follow
ing will scarcely amount to a corporal’s
The race has already fairly opened up
in this section of the State, and Col.
Livingston's forces are already organ
The Americus Jewelry Company.
in another column will be fonnd an
application for charter of the Amerlou*
Jewelry Company, in which are many of
Americus' most enterprising citizens.
The organization is a consolidation of
two jewelry stores now here, with
the addition of others and other capital.
It is the purpose of the organizers to
have one of the most magnificent stores
of tho kind to be found in the State,
keeping in stock an elegant lino of di
amonds, jowoiry of all kinds, and a
handsome line of pianos, organs and
other musical Instruments.
A splendid now iron-front store house
will bo fitted up for tho company, and
everything will bo kept in first-class
Tills company is another proof of
Americus’ growth, and is merely the
outcome of it. It is n company with
capital, push anil brains, and can not
fail to prosper.
A point worthy of mention is the fact
that tho iron front will be constructed
by the Americus Iron Works. Sealed
bids were received from several iron
works in this stato and others, and that
of our works here was cheaper than any
for the same work. Their bid was fif
teen dollars less than that of tho Chatta
nooga works, not counting the freight.
This shows the standing of one of Amer
icus’ pot enterprises.
Here is an example of how Amerioua
suffers for want of store and dwelling
Mr. Jno. W. Cox, a prominent mer
chant of Griffin, came to Americus yes
terday wUV the intention of opening •
large sboo store. He spent tho entire
flay in trying to aecure a store building
nd dwelling house, butoould get
neither. He found it impoasible, and
although anxioua to locate here, wae
compelled to stay out
This sort of thing has gone along long
enough, and it does seem as if our capi
talists would remedy the trouble. The
building going on now is enormous, but
evidently not sufficient to supply the de
Our growth is chocked by the scarcity
of houses, and all loso thereby.
Undertakers to Meet.
The Georgia Funeral Directors’ Asso
ciation will meet in convention in Bruns
wick on the 20th of next May.
This association consists of about two
hundred members. It was first organ
ized in Atlanta with thirty-five members
on May 26th, 1880, by Professor J. H.
Clark, of Springfield, Ohio. Since then
it lias advanced and grown in member
ship to about 200 members.
Mr. U. M. Patterson, of Atlanta, is
president of the association, and Mr. A.
B. Cunyns, of Cartcrsvilie, is vice-presi
Reduced rates on the railroads and at
the hotels in Brunswick have been se
cured for all the members and their fam
ilies who are in attendance at the con
Sunday School Notice.
Each Sabbatli School in Surator coun
ty is requested to send a delegate to a
meeting to be held at the Presbyterian
Church in Americus, nt 10 o'clock,
Tuesday, 14th Inst,, to arrange for a del
egation from Sumter county to the
State Sunday School Convention at Co
lumbus, on April 21, 22 and 23. The-
superintendenta of all the various
schools are earnestly requested to give
this matter due attention, and see that
delegates are appointed.
J. W. Wbeatlet,
Americus will observe memorial day
in a most appropriate manner, thanks to.
the ladles of the Memorial Association.
Everything is now being gotten In readi
ness, and the ladies are continually at
worl to have every part perfect. The
full program will be published In a few
Arthur Schaaf, a Savannah young
man, attempted snicide Friday night be
cause a young lady refused to many
him. He atiUUvee to try again.