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THE AMEKICUS WEEKLY TIMES-RECORDER: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31. 1902.
Daily and Weekly.
THE CONVICT LEASE SYSTEM.
Ouo of the measures that is rapidly
coming to the froot at this time is the
Consolidated. April, I'91.
Incorporated. Jitxuart, I--94
W« a.uMulial !87» convict lease system, and the present
legislature is taking hold of the ques
tion in a vigorous manner. Opposi
tion to the plan now in usej has de
veloped considerable strength and
opponents place their opposition
high grounds. It is asserted that the
Ad(lre«< till lotior* -a-id ^tuakajVeinlt-
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MlKIt UHlISt KYRICK,:
EDITOR AND BUSINESS MANAGER.
Editorial Boom Telephone Oil 2
The Time*-reorder Is the
Official Organ ot tne Citr or Americas,
Official Organ of Sum ter County*
Official Orgau of Webstar County.
Official Organ of Railroad Commission
Georgia for tne tl Congressional District
AMEBICU8. GA.. OdT. 31,1902.
DAILY, one year S6.00
DAILY, one month 50
wnni^v T yCar '• 00 iconvicts are cruelly treated and that
WEEKLY, six months SO tUe , Cftse sygtem is wrong in that (Uo
proceeds derived by tlie State is blood
money and chat the profits ai*e devoted
to the support of tho public schools
makes no difference. It is also charged
that there are many scandals to be un
earthed in tho treatment of the con
convicts. There is a strong sentiment
in favor of using the convicts on the
public reads of tho .State, but this is
answered by the statement that in that
event the convicts would become
source of expense to the already lieav
ily taxed State, Thoro is no^doubt
that tho convicts should not be made
sourco of private gain to individuals
this feature is wrong but the legisla
ture must keep in mind tho fact that
the people do not wish any additional
expense added to the tax burden, Th.
Geuoral Assembly must look to this
and in deciding tho question they
must have consideration for tho fact
that convicts are human beings and.
must be treated as such, but as crimi
nals and law breakers they arc under
going punishment and are not pam
pered pets. If tho burden of expense
for working the roads by convict labor
can by any means be equally distribu
ted throughout the State this offers
possible solution, but tho main incen
tive that should control the legislators
in deciding the problem should be the
avoidance of any plan byj which indi
viduals cau accumulate vost fortunes
from the use of convicts hired at a rate
not commensurate with the work done
Mr. 'Watson says if the peoplo of the
South hod known that the North would
continue to agitato the race troublo for
40 years the civil war would never have
ceased at Appomattox.
Tho cotton growers of this section
know where the best markets are, and
the increasing receipts of our local
warehouses indicate, in a manner that
cannot ho misunderstood, that Ameri-
cus is the metropolis of Southwestern
Georgia, and the evidences of our city’s
prosperity are unmistakable.
The Nashvillo American states that
Congressman Jim Griggs, of Georgia,
will be a candidate for spoakcr of the
next Houso of .Representatives. This
brilliant Goorgian is rendering valu
able service for the Democratic party,
and no member will deserve moro rec
ognition at tho hands of his party. In
the event of Democratic success in the
November elections Siwaker Griggs
will preside over tho deliberations of
the Houso with diguity.
MUSINGS ON BABY MORRIS.
Had little Spoakcr Morris, Jr. bocu
a girl she doubtless would have dovcl
oped into a “Southern” “hello” oro
long, with suitors in her “train” to “on
ginoer” her destiny and “conductor'
to the altar when tho matrimonial
station was reached. But he is a boy
and until, like papa, he develops into
a magnate ho can hold down tho “cs
capo valve" of exhuberant youth, ap
ply tho “brakes” of prudence, and
with a “head-light” of dingers can
“pilot” himself to the tune of a “whis
tle” while dodging the railway
‘’switch.” Asa name for the youngster
we thought of suggesting “Fondron,
hut, by “George” wo “Sewt” would
never bo a winner iu a railway raco.
UNIFORM TEX f BOOKS.
The bill providing for uniformity in
the text books used in the public
schools of Georgia is a most important
measure. It is an effort to put a stop
to the practice, that holds in many
counties in the State, of changing
hooks almost every year and thereby
entailing much needless expense ui>on
parents with no real benefit from the
The bill introduced by Mr. West, of
Lowndes, is complete and places tho
selection of the books to lie used in the
bands of a commission headed by tho
Governor, including the Chancellor of
the State University, and provides for
a term of office of five years for the
The requirements before a chango in
text books can be made are sufficient
to prevent any thing radical and there
is every reason to believe that the bill
will rcsnlt in great beuefiit to the com
mon schools of the State.
Tho commission, in the event the
bill is made a law, will advertise for
bids for Bchool books to be furnished
for a period of fivo years and samples
of books must be submitted. Under
the provisions of the bill only uniform,
non-sectarian and non-sectual books
may be contracted for and a provision
is made for the contractor to furnish
bond to secure tho faithful perform
ance ofthe'contract. 1 ^Intlie event~of
its adoption the bill will go into effect
January 1st, 1004.
'On, the sea] of adversity the pawn,
broker is captaln-of the watch.
According to tho Itomc Tribune, the
Seventh Georgia congressional district
now contains Chickamauga National
Park, a prospective barracks and liost,
nearly ull of the Western and Atlantic
railroad; within tho district reside
Unitod States Senator A. S. Clay, In
terstate Commerce Commissioner Jud-
son Clements, Congressman John W.
Maddox, Speaker N. A. Morris, As
sistant Doorkeeper Price, Doorkeoper
Davis, Clork General Judiciary Com
mitteo Kelly, Pago Sanford, Special
Depot Commissioner Knowles and
Penitentiary Warden Moore.
Is there anything else the Seventh
MORE ABOUT GOOD ROADS.
That the article which appeared in
these columns a few days ago calling
the attention of the grand jury to the
county roads was timely has been dem
onstrated in many ways, but no more
striking confirmation has been re
ceived than a well authenticated report
that one of the oldest carriers of the
Rural Free Delivery routes in this
county is about to give up his position
and assigns as his reason that he is un
able to stand the expense of furnishing
the number of horses needed iu his
work. He states that the roads are so
bad in many places that his stock are
servieablo for only a short time, and
he cannot afford to be continuously
buying new horses out of the compen
sation allowed by tho post office de
partment. This is a serious question,
and the people living in the rural dis
tricts have begun to realize the value
of a system which brings them their
mail promptly and delivers it at
their own doors. The route carried by
this man is not tho longest in the
county' but some of tho roads are fre
qnently well nigh impassable,'and at
all times difficult and trying on vehi
cles and stock. Twenty-five miles
every day on a good road is not easy-
on a good horse, hut twenty-five miles
every day over miserable roads is hard
on man nnd beast, and men of the type
ho should hold these positions can
not afford to purchase a new horse
every threo or four months. Wo need
good roads for many other reasons but
this reason npjienls to tho peoplo who
rely on this rural carrier for their daily-
mails and appreciate the services of
faithful carriers, who at best are poorly-
paid, but their work must bo done rniu
shine, bo the roads good or bad.
The question is one thnt should com
mand tho attention of our friends who
live-in tho country, and their co-opera
tion in the effort to secure good roads
will be valuable.
Advertisement Important to the Thrifty
The Reducing of Our Shoe Stock Problem.
With the pvblic working with us during the next week, the task ahead
will be greaily diminished. We shall secure your aid by making it profitable
for you to give it.
This shoe department of ours is overfovving with good shoes f'T men, wo
men, and children. We are, for ample reasons, extra anxious to sell one-half
of the stock in the next fifteen days, The movement, beginning tomorrow,
affects every pair of shoes under this roof, with the - ’ exception of “American
Girl” $2.50 shoes.
A page advertisement crowded with items could not fairly represent the
multitude of economies.
8ome Big Mortgages Recorded.
Bristol, Tcnn., Oct. 29.—Deeds have
been recorded for a mortgage of $700
000 on the property of the Virginia
Iron, Oonl and Coke company and i
$1,000,000 mortgage on the property
of the Virginia and Southwestern Rail
way company, an auxiliary of the Vir
ginia Iron, Coal and Coke company.
The paying of these mortgages Is pan
of the plan of reorganisation of the
companies by which, It Is understood
H. K. McHarg, of Stamford, one of tho
receiver* of the companies, will be
A vegetable liquid for governing oi
equalising the flew of women’s mensei
which occur once in every lunar month.
is the essential quality of powerful licrlw.
It is a concentrated essence best adapted
for womcn’sdelieateorganism, ami put in
such form that it is always properly
assimilated and taken into the system.
Stoppages, suppression, painful or other
irregularity of the menses und sickly flov. i
are corrected cud cured by the regutai
use of this superior emmenagogue.
Menstruation, or periodic flows, neces
sitate a breaking down of cells lining the
mucous membrane and a reconstructioa
after every sickness, which is sceompa-
nied with marked congestion and loss oi
blood. Such changes arc very apt to pro
duce chronic catarrh. Lcucorriiea or
Whites & the result of these irritating dis
charges. Regulator cures these trouble]
and restores to perfect health the patient
who suffered the dcbilitating losses.
Buy of druggists, f r.oo per bottle.
Our illustrated book mailed free,
Perfect Heath for Women.”
IHE BBAOFIEID REGlUtOR CO, Atlanta, fia
To bs relieved from a torturing dis
ease after 4) years’, torture might well
oame the gratitude of.anyone. That is
what DeWlti’s vVpoh Hszsl Salve did
O. Htney. Geneva, O. He says:
DjlViit's tVi-oo Hizil Stive ourod me
piles after I had buHj-oI 49 yeara.”
Cares oats,barns, wounds,akin diseases.
Beware of onuutorfelts. W. A. Rem-
At 75c. Children’s shoes of black
kid, lace and button, regularly $1,
At$». Children’s Dongola Shoes,
lace and button, patent leather or kid
tips, regularly $i 50.
At 95c, Ladles’ glove and pebble
grain shoes, lace and button, sizes 3
to 8, regularly $1.25.
At 1,29, Ladies’ fine Qongola
shoes, lace and button, patent leather
or kid tips, regularly sold at $2,
At $1.25 Men’s Satin Calf shoes,
light or heavy soles, lace or congress,
regularly sold at $2.
At $3.50 Men’s fine vici shoes in
five of the newest toes, light or
medium soles regularly sold at $5.
Some girls are decided blondes snd
some are derided brunettes—bat eitner
kind are apt to make derided wives.
Mother (Iray'e s.veet Powder, for Children,
Sacoesefaliy used by Mother Gray,
nurso in the Children’s Home in New
York, Care Feverishness, Bad atom
aob, Teetbiog Disorders, move and
regnlate the Bowels and Destroy
Worms. Over 3 ‘,000testimonials. They
never fail. All druggists, 25c. Sample
FREE Address Allen S, Olmstead
Le Roy, N. Y,
Sound Kldneys-Perfect Health.
The nse of Smith’s Sore Kidney Core
will produce both, Try • bottle and
bo convinced, Yonr draggle! stile it
for SO cente.
Charity is the cream of the milk ot
ATLANTA TO SCE CRESCEUS.
Will Attempt to Lower Record on
Memphis. Teun., Oct. 27.—The cam.
palgn of Champion Cresceus will not
extend to foreign countries this year.
The champion will try to create a
new record to succeed 2:0214 hero
again on Tuesday, after which he Is
scheduled for a trip through Alabama,
Georgia, Florida and other atatea, with
the following Itinerary:
Atlanta, Nov. C; Montgomery, Ain.,
Nov. It; Macon, Oa., Nov. 20; Bir
mingham, Ala., Nov. 27; Augusta, Ga.,
Dec. 4; Savannah, Oa., Dec. 11; Jack
sonville, Fla., Dec. 17; New Orleans,
A Scheme that Will Coat Millions.
New York, Oct. 28.—A uchemo for
setting hack the northern and eastern
portions of the fortifications of Paris
at a cost of 110,000,000, has been ac’
cepted by the parliamentary credits
committee, says a Parts dispatch to
The Times by way of London. The
sites of the present fortifications will,
It is estimated, produce >20.000 000
Want Protection Against Flood.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 29.—At a meeting
of the chamber of commerce Tuesday
night tho question of protecting tho
city against high water in the Savan-
nah river, was fully discussed by leal-
One thousand yards heavy grade
Canton Flannels, never before offered
for less than 10c. Will be sold here
Monday and Tuesday at 634c per yd.
One hundred fine White Bed
Spreads, Marseills pattern, full regu
lar size, hemmed, ready for use, regu
larly sold at $1.50; here nonday and
Tuesday at 98c each.
One hundred gross fine white
Pearl Buttons, 16, 18 and 24 line. Not
a dozen that ever sold for less than
ioc. We will sell them in lots of six
dozen, no more or no less, to one cus
tomer at the price Honday and Tues
day, six dozen for 25c.
Hen’s Handkerchief?, made of
fine quality white lawn, hemstitched,
full regular size, regular ioc; here-
Honday and Tuesday at 5c each.
Men’s hemstitched Unen Hand
kerchiefs, regularly sold at 25c, here
Monday and Tuesday only at I2J£c
500 Yards Gray Suitings, 52
inches wide, suitable for walking
skirts, never before known to sell for
less than 75c; here very special at 48c
36 Inch Black Taffeta Silk, fine
brilliant lustre, regularly sold at $1.39
here at 98c per yard.
20 Inch Black Taffeta Silk, guar
anteed every thread silk, regularly
sold at 69c; Monday and Tuesday at
44c per yd.
Ladies’ Fine Thread Black Hose,
hermsdorf dye, high spliced heels and
toes, our regular 25 quality, here
Monday and Tuesday at 19c per pair.
50 Dozen Children’s Winter Un
dervests, ribbed fleeced, sold regularly
at 25c, here Honday and Tuesday at
Monday we will place on sale
about five hundred yards Ladies 1
Cloth, 52 inches wide, and worth $1
the world over. We will sell it Mon
day and Tuesday at 69c.
100 Pairs White and Gray Blank
ets. full 10-4 size; regularly sold at
$1 , here Honday and Tuesday only,
at 49c pair.
Boys School Suits.
One very important offering of
Fall school suits for boys, Douole
breasted suits of uandsome striped
and blue Cheviots, sizes 8 to 16,
splendid values at $5, now at $3,75.
Men’s 50c Necties for 25c.
Reversible Four-in-Hand Ties of
excellent quality of silks, and the pat
terns are neat, rich, distinctive and
in dignified colorings. Regularly sold
at 50c, now at 25 each,
The Embroidery Sale.
Hundreds of new pieces replenish
the Embroidery sale this week. The
selling has been greater than ever
before, but we expect that-provided
for It, and have splendidly met the
At 4c, Edgings and Insertings,
- regularly sold at 7j£c.
At 5c; Edgings and Insertings,
regular sold at 10c.
At 7}£c, Edgings and Insertings,
regularly sold at 12J£c.
At 10c. Edgings and Insertings,
regularly sold at 20c.
New Waist Cloth.
500 yards of New Waitings In all
the new fall shades, 32 inches wide,
regularly sold at 20c, here Monday
and Tuesday at 12j^c per yard,
Ladies’ Fast Black Hose,
Three cases, high-spliced heels
and toes, worth 12%c everywhere
here Honday and Tuesday only, at
6%c per pair.
A. G. DUNCAN.
. 115 and 117 Forsyth .Street, John R. Shaw’s Old Stand.