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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE COAbTHUTlON: ATLAVfA, GA.. PAULS GREENSBOWWp City of Great Natural County of Agricultural Merit. FINEST BIRMUDAFIELDS SOUTH. je Best Frait-GrowingSection in the State-Gratifying Results of Well Directed Energies. FICTS TH4T SHOW GEORGIA ENTERPRISE AND GRIT. ect.rr or Social Worth, Superior Climate, Splendid Water and Unsurpassed Health G-e8nbboro H.JIU G-eene countv. T es) n in s u luato luxuriant fleMs of T o aro al o n c't v e of placK, train "So n cuaractenstica that caako T ft u prom ueu n moral uid material prog oo h si lolv demonstrate tho rare social ii.L D s n th of Georgia communities The neo iO ct jo-h show a degree of thrift v a SD1L3 d determination that challenges universal 'niia tion y without indebtedness and enjoying a ,1 tax rite is a spectacle so unique as to trie attention of thoughtful business .ill parta lotable abse ice of vacant houses shows :e of piosoeritv that weH for the solidity of this centrally .located a town a population of l.GOO annual cotton re- f and yearly tiade of atory plans towards their osKohshiueiit hav- ing alreaay been perfected OBEEM, COVNTl The lauds of Gree 10 countj will produce readilj everything that can be grown in the south, including cotton, corn, wheat, oats, clover grasses and fruits of every variety. The farm conntiy of Grcone is alono sufficient to make the county opulent but when to tins 19 added a climate of delightful mildness, in- suring the best of health in all seasons, and water of the most exceptional purity you have a county that will take ita rink among the best favored of a heaven blessed section, and an inviting held for residents, second to none throughout the bioad limits of this magmn- .eent country Tho great farming interests of this part of the state will compare fav orably with, any ag ncultural country on tho face of the earth, and the fact that the lands ire capable of being brought up to a high state of culti v a 1.1 on that two bales of cotton or forty to sixty oobhels of corn ran be grown upon nn acie shows their f.ii -each iluo as com pared v ith tho best lands of tbe cst Consider IP this connection that they aia easily eulti vatod tilled bj cheap labor, and selling at fioui to S15 an acre, these lands become oE the first importance to provident farmers of the west who desire to leave a cold for a warmer climate Especially must tlna bo true when tl ese arc better lands than much of tho land held in that section tor and an acre In agr culturtl merit, there is no section in the entire countty that is superior to Gieene county Capable of producing1, with the great est certainty, any chaiacter of crop known to this warm climate, tho soil of Greene county is of such distinctive merit that columns might be truthfully written 01 its fertihcy Equally prominent in horticultural aud fruit proving advantages, every variety of vegeta tion and fruits of the best quality and most dc licious taste such as peaches plums cherries iigs grapes, o P grew 1 eie u abundance Tbe cultivation fruit his received mcroasedattention witlun fio p u-t few jcars, and soon immense ship- ments of these delicacies will be made from hereto less favored sections of the country. BESIDEXCE OF C ensboro shows a business record that t-aks for itself This thriving town is distinguished for its atiful flower gardens, magnificent resi- CS3, hospitable firesides, flourishing Belies and substantial business blocks he large orchards of this section show forth advantages of this part of the state frmt-ff rowing section, and coint to un- il deji elopinent in this industry "'icaljenfi climate, fine water, superior b.apd splendid hospitality are character- nrst importance that belongs to my subject for this atorj obio manhood and exalted womanhood a distinctive brilliancy to the society of 9.J6countv., a feature that impresses and "acts only those of sensitive culture koroughly managed banking institution, 3 canital of enjoys a degree of t forcibly of the mer- -r'a cf thjs thriving little city, i I A ah, Lui'dmgs, with large and tern tips, speak eloquently n-orauty of oiie of tho noblest os people to be found on the face advantages in well-disciplined a ni cement never secu in towns i vTben the best -nd highest a l'ia n_, n adopted, u n ifaiiiol a prominence ui. no est p-aiso ihcoiioi nuJ, tilth a capital ol seed oil m U aud fertiliser ba (.-peri ed uudor A capital of added to -j j iiss ol industries, the prepar- One of the greatest blessings enjoyed by Greene county as the natural sod of berrnuda that lends strength to her soil and furnishes an excellent pasturage for the bJoodea horses and registered cattle that e mado that county prominent in stock raising This stands unrivaled for hav and pasturigc and when once eet is permanent Besides furnish ing the best grazing for stock, it makes from two to three cropb of the ery fiiieat hay an nually, making easily a ton per acre to each cutting It is a natural food for stock, as they feed u poii it at all times and in all seasons, seeming to enjoy the grass at all stages from its first bud ding until its old parts clio down in winter It is vondi rfully nutricious and is said by mCT to bo better for horses and cattle than tho famous blue grass of less ex pensive in its culture and more abundant in its yield Her rich, bermuda fields have given Greene county the prestige of being one of the most prominent stock counties in Georgia THB O.HOM1S bTOCICS INSTITUTE This institutfon of learning is not only the pude of is an ornament to Georgia It bears the name of an honored citizen, the impress of whose worth was left upou tue people who rev ere him Built last spnug at a cost of it 13 a structure of such modern design that it is at once an architectural addition to the place that would do credit to a town several times its size It is a comfortable building, contains a chapel with a capacity of 300, is well supplied with charts, maps and modern desks, and is thoronghlv managed by one of the best trained educators in the state Professor J L Caldwell, the principal is a gentleman of erudite learning, a splendid dis- ciplinarian and teacnor of pronounced merit He is ably assisted in tho p'dmary department "by Mw M E Robinson, a lady of splendid ex- perience in the vocal and instrumental music department bv J H "Hontcriof, a lady of rare ct Iture, 111 olt. uticii b> 51 ss Fartu e an teaclior, and in diaw- ing and 1-y Miss Sulif Kiraorongh. Trho lias Lad tho Lest advantages in art. The sobool bad an attendance of 300 pupils during tbe last term, and tlio management confidently expects" the enrollraert to bo to 150 text term. Professor Cild- well is a tireless worker, and, enjoying aa ho does tae confidence ai.d esteem of liis people, it is to say that the school, tinder his raanascttieut, be a great success. BVMvINC t No enterpr se so cle irlj indicates the com- mercial success of it. town as a banking insti- lAnd no institution contributes more largely to the convenience of business men, or tha growth of trade points Greensboro ne- cessity to business thrift or requisite to com- mercial importance Tho banking establishment organized in September, Ib89, by Mr E A Copelan, is not only a credit to tho enterprise of tho town, but a lasting monument to the energy and capacity of one of the moat successful business men m Georgia His bank IB one of the safest and best man aged institutions m vbo state, anil its splendid in the field school, hav ing attended Mercer university for vears duriag tho early days of that institution. Ho has aH been an enthusiastic church worker, Bav 11 connected himself with the Bapt st church in hfo, ana allowing the o d method of tith giving to control bis contributions to missions and charity I understand that ho giv os one- tenth of entire income in tins direction, domonstiating tbat ho is extremely charitable THOMAS STOCKS INSTITUTE eucceaa is only typical of the business merit of the town It operates under a capital of S60 000, does an encouraging business in deposits and loans, and enjojs the highest credit for promptness It is admir officered, and such, is its reputation for reliability that ite deposits reach all of which shows up viell for the icputatioii of the bank and the business thrile of the town Mr E A. Copelan the conservativ e prcsi dent is one of the most thoughtful and sue cesuful men of affairs that I bave ever met, and when his good judgment caused him to leave the mercantilee-itab'ishmentof Copelan, Seals Armor of which firm ho was a inem her in 18bS foi the purpose of securing for his n a bank with a sumtient capital foi all the commeicial needi of the trade, he Bave his energies to one of the best institutions that could have been organized His and creditable experience in mer cantilo life, from lbrt> when he started as a clerk 111 tho house of C Davis, br to 1S88, at which time he was head member of tbe firm of Copelau, Seals Armor, bad well fitted him for the banking busiuess, which m tcrcst was taken in charge by him at a time when his town needed it the most Besides large and valuable real estate in terebts in towu aud county, Mr Copelan owns considerable property in Atlanta and Ch itti 111 all of which investments he has dis plajed a large degree of business acumen In his banking business, Mr Copolan 13 cf ficiently seconded by Mr C E Monfort, his well equipped cashier For several years Mr Monfort has been prominently identified with business circles of Greensboro as clerk for Copolan Seals Armor Mr Copelau owes perhaps, his best success to his courtliness of manner, he being aa pro- verbially polite in his personal bearing as ho is phenomenally successful in material af fan's C A DAVIS, SI Among the men who hav e contributed rnt st towards the success of their n is Mr C A Davis, br who is 1110 of tTio remarkable men in tlie state K SLIIJ: as ho has from abject poverty to affluent c iso, his life leads 111 o a romai ce of commercial success that one may well as phenomenal nniiij; bua m in a srnll storeroom near the si o now cov ciod bv o 10 of the largest and best ouilt houses in middle Georgia, he has been one of tho most tl nftv Mr Dav is owns a large estate in Texas and Minnesota, comprising about or >0 000 acres of land as well as valuable in teiests in Atlanta and Chattanooga He is a remarkable man and while he has re- tired from active business, he is today at the age of seventj xs energetic as many men who havo not rcacliod middle aged life He lives quietly at all the comforts of country life SEALS, AUMOK. CO Tins is the most mammoth concern doing buBinoss in Georgia outside of the metropoli tan cities It will compare fai orably with any firm in FDGAB A men in mercantile Jife, his success dating from Ins earliest venture in At the close of tho war the house oiigmVIy opened by him was change bv a ropartnor ship being formed under the firm mine of Davis Lro changing fron this 111 1870 to C A Da sis Son, m 1ST3 to McGall, Copelan Co back to C A. Davis Son in 1878, in 1883 to Copelan, Seals in 1888 to Davis Bro Seals, and the present year to Seals, Armor Co, the venerable r E MONFOKT anv citv in Georgia bo-h in cl acactcr of stock and volume of business So far ahead is it of any house m any town short of 10 000 inhabitants tliat I feel com- pelled to make something more than a cursory relLieuce to then busmc s both in justice to them and the represented in this tito up M hilo all mam uoth establishments have in interest ng Instoij the 1 istorj of tnis house is o fro ted with inteie-iting chants and ex eriei c tha the reader v ill doubtless be en- ter t nc I if It cpai t fioni tlie usu il drift and in ike i detailed rofcicnco to it from the begin- 11 ng ot it great career of success Ihe house had its origin awaj bac c in 1845, jet tbe name that has made it BO pt pular ill every homo m miadle Georgia superseded all tbe otl er hrms fiat vsorc connected with its an o bcllutn his- torv, and in begin Lin b 111 ic s anew una r the n i ic of Ch irios J) i s, a busi ness that lie coutin ic 1 until 1S7.J he i the stock was sold an i tho biuldmj; 1  beals Vrmor Couifany in August, During all these it has ranked among the most successful houses in the state carrying at all times a most complete line for the household and farii as well as builders' supplies of kind Just now occui j a nijTmmolh three story br c c house60-u.0> be re 0 where they store a large line of wagons, baggies, carnages, fofhns caskets and funeral supplies tt, am store buildiner is divided into ten or twelve donartmcnts each of which is replete with every article of wear or necessity Known to tho trade comprising a stock of 000 vHio a id representing an atmual trade of ?250 t 00 Kach depai meiic is pre idcd over by men or v omen who are v ell acquainted with ilb details in all tuirtj seven, and embracing one of the most efficient and painstaking forces that ever managed a busi ness Their first room cov-ers a space and contains a splendid array of dry goods, uotiond subject going out of business, at tbe ago of seventy full of mercantile bonors During all tnese chancres the firm has en- joved tho h, ghost confidence of tho b T7otid and f'o contiguous trade, and todav it ranks as one of tiio greatest mercantile es'ab- 1 shments la lo no 01 o man is due io much credit for its present posi- tion as to Mr C A Davis, Sr, whose splendid energies, excellent judgment and large capacity have figured so prominently in tue success of this house Mr. Davis is a of Greene county, having been born in 1820. He -was educated blankets, flannels and shoes, including cut-offs lor mantua-making, millinery and tailonng JI- O r Irby, ono of tho jun or partaiers, has the sales feature ot this department, aoo. tho and busmeas- liko prceis on noticeable on tins side show fia the naht man ii in contiol The irantua- dc artaie'it is under tho control of 3Irs Ianme while the millinery is managed by Miss Fannie Pillsburg, of Baltimore, both ladies of ex- cellent taste and superior experience. Tbe second room on the first floor is sub- divided four oard- ware, clothing and groceries The entire room also covers a dimension oOi205, and each department is complete in every detail Mr W C lun son, another junior partner, has control of tho grocory department, and his splendid methods indicate that a man of busi- ness capacity 19 in charge The second story contains two rooms, each 30x205, one containing an elegant assortment of furniture, carotts, ruga window shades and every article lor interior decoration, which, altogether, would do credit to any stock of house-furnishing goods to be found in At- lanta The adjoining room contains a most exten- siv e line of wood and willowware, queens- ware, crockery, stoves and an apartment for and fine material for vehicles The whole is marvelously complete, and won- derfully comprehensive, showing that it was selected by an expert business man, without regard to cost The basement, a well arranged room, 60x125, is crowded with a splendid line heavy groceries, oils, paints, glass, jugs, agricultural implements and builders' supplies, including sash, doors, blinds, lumber, lathes, brick, lime and cement In the basement they have a railvay, running the length of the building, which they use in moving heavy goods to the elevator They do an immense business, necessitating two dehv ery draj s, a two horse dray for freight and two hearses It will be seen that they CIUTJ everything, from tbe cradle to the grave, the chief reason of their success being that they sell literaUy at one price, buy everv thing in carload lots and adopt a perfect system of buying selling and collecting Mr 8 Seals, a gentleman of cultured politeness, is at tlie head of the firm, having worked, his wav up from a clerkship He was also a member of the firm of Davis Bros Seals and Copelan, feeala Armor He is the buyer of dry goods, clothing, shoes, hardware and house furnishing goods, and visits the northern and eastern markets twice a year He is a man of wonderful capacity, being an efficient member of the board of trustees and president of the Georgia Stove and Eange Company, Atlanta Mr J B Armor was also a member of tho firm of Copelan, Seals iSt, Armor, having been connected with the business since 3872 He is a native of Greene county, and besides his uiercanti'e interests owns sev eral large fa-ms in tho countj containing about 000 acres ana a lov elv. tract of fourteen in the town suitable for residence lots He looks after tho sales accounts and cotton interests, and is the bujer for coilms and builders' sup- plies Ho also possesses splendid business tact and capacity, is a man.of the moat thoiougb, gentihty Mi E A SanCord, formerly of "Nichols San ford tv Co Athens is the menibe- of the iirm who handles the cash, and bujs the giocer es and vehicles He is an expeit accountant, possessing much of his father s (the eminent antlmietic an) tileiu Mr Sanlord is a gentle- man of eiaited type Messrs G and W F Armor are promi nent planters of Putna n aud Greene counties, respectively It is a big house, doing a big business, and managed DJ big men c Jii A man of distinguished su ress possessing in a large decree the ra e of his an- cestor, as well as his indomitable energies and enjovius more entb.ubia.sm, is Mr C Davis Jr a voung man whoso excellent ca pacitv has gained for him the confidence of the business world ous minis n am1 the c Greensboro i b 1 She 1 four churches The Baptistf presided over Tev G "W Garner, Method- ist, bj Pev E K Aikin, Presbyterian, by Smith, and Episcopal Good government goes far toward making a> town vihat it   a stone which produced a new art! discordant series of velps 4 d esn t one call the police to shoot him indipiantH demanded a welt lady, stopping her ears t bhut o it the sound It s a shame to al ow And still the dog s cries of pain raui; bhri ly down the street If some one onJv ha 1 sense enough to give him a dog button that vwuld so m quiet him sug gested a kiiowiug look ng roan with a leather case in his band The drivers cracked their whips at him from C A D1VIS, JR OF GREENSBORO their BC its clerks ran out ami wildly gesticulated at him to make him stop, but still the cur limped and jclpcrt along tbe of these things seemed worth i cent to lar as btoppmg his ct ncerned Then "till and Btared at a very unusual scene viell dressed and refined in manner and look motioned the street bov B nearest her to Bton 5 el hug and stepped quicl lyup the with a soit v hite band out bt etched and some  rof the had n in the P l Dtinng all tlio lattpr dav.s of his father's vvoitdcrful career n buMnoos c rclcs TIr Dav s his been his ictive aud competent lieu eii-int and hav ing thus had tho bt st possible tr nn int; ho is perhaps, one of the tflucm 'est a id bent eciuij po 1 business men m tlie st i e U> is a graduate of the LmverMty f ir ginii, a prominent member of tLc Baptist church, duniig his residence in At- lanta it vrhich time he was a men bcr of tho firm Uobinson Bro Davis been at the head of an infant Sunday school cla'-s at tho Firbt Baptist church with a membership of Mr Davis is a large of real estate, j hi as tic lua Ir nth aud has about _00 acres of v aiuib e resident j tl c L lots in   Ur M i tl o p cuccessors of boals Arm ir Co logcttier these jou ig men c strong to irrt OTHER. BeSlN-iiS SPIRITS Among the other business men of Greens- boro, whose enterprise is a feature of their town's growth are Dr J S "W ilson, a former resident of At- lanta, a new and va'uable acquisition to the town, having bought a tract for a dairj far n Jir S H Diliar 1, onf of tbe most il phjbiciansot the place as well as a o fai tor in popular devc opmc it T B -Rice, of the hrm of Hall one of tbe most popular druggists of tie place, who eiijovs tbe conodenco the trado Mrs Kose Gnfcn, the proprietress of a re- liable drug house, managed by Dr Curtlb, a man of and Mr "vV Tacli.coii, one of tho test farmers of the cojntj owning ml of land 111 Greene a man v ho b ii cs cd h r lian k< rcl i f w th s Ii a moment tlie vc and lud cea c-J even t v r to tl L kin 1 licarte 1 J quital lo b Hiding who on  n tho H U UK had ill c 1 o --hootlnt, the ci r politth tendered n li i I crch ct o ti.iiid-, f tht log s frien 1, ca-ne bick ith >ut tl t n can uid tround, pr  u a weU equ p-ed aj e" inai a Kl1 's but the wacd of spiendid effort He is ably asb ed on Uis paper by 3Ir Edward one of the most forcible writers on the Georgia press CH0HCHE3 town can advance materially without good draiches, devout membership and zeal- Ifjou suffer pncki impair on moving the eye3, 01 not bt and ii id jour bight weak and fa ling i d j roniptlv use Dr T H McLe- i s btrcngthc fcatve j <-LH o a bci Artcr yo ir i the a id "i r c ]L I rii c u J en i g i u x or tl usr Si ic Cen b" Count1 Our Stock I ilaier Iter xele, 'crs, w 1 s B B o be tool i'cu- s c Lit] M i- iiure las, rts in 1EWSP4PERS NF'WSPAPFEJ   

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