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THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST G, '8SD
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THE SOUTHERN GIRL.
Her dimpled checks are pale;
She’s a lily of the vale,
Not a rose.
In a muslin or a lawn
She is fairer than the dawn,
To her beaux.
Her boots arc thin and neat,
She i3 vain about her feet,
It is said.
She amputates her r’s,
Hut her eyes nre like the stars,
On a balcony at night,
With a fleecy cloud of white
Round her hair.
Her grace, ah, who could paint?
She would facinate a saint,
'Tis a matter of regret,
She’s a bit of a coquette,
Whom I sing.
On her cruel path she goes
With a half a dozen benux
On her string.
Hut let that all pass by,
And her maiden moments fly.
. Dew empearled.
When she marries, on my life,
She will make the dearest wife
In the world.
WILL THE ROAD BE SOLD?
There is a Strong Sentiment in the Sen
ate to sell.
From the Augusta Chronicle.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. i. -It is not
by any means certain that the Wes
tern and Atlantic railroad will be re
leased, and the present lease bill may
There is a strong sentiment in the
Senate favoring a sale of the road,
and the House has a number «f un
compromising advocates for such a
disposition ot the property.
The squabble now going on over the
betterments question and the fear of
enacting a defective lease act, may
make other advocates for the sale,
aside froth the objectionable policy
invoked in the ownership of the cojn-
petitive property by the state.
A DISTURBING ELEMENT.
The road is regarded as a disturb
ing clement In politics.
Then also the Legislature is badly
divided on the question * ot higher
education and common schools. II
the road were leased some; would want
the rental to go exclusively to com
mon schools, and others to the univer
All of these factions combined are
liable to defeat the lease hill and put
the road on the market tor sale.
THE senate’s SCHEME TO SELL.
The resolution in the Senate for
the examination of the road by joint
committee is regarded bv many to
mean, that while action on the House
bill is pending in the House, the Sen
ate will go to work and pass a hill to
sell the road to the highest bidder.
Whether these prognostications arc
correct or not the next few days will
The Ocean Harnessed.
From the Baltimore Sim.
The problem of utilizing the force
of ocean waves lias hetfii solved to a
certain extent, by an invention of Air,
N. O. Bond of Fairfax Court House,
Va., which is now in use at Ocean
Grove, New Jersey. ■ Air. Bond has
mounted gates in such a position out
in the water that the wave coming
in heats against them nml shuts them.
When the wave retires it opens the
gate, to bang it shut again at the next
advance. Connected with the gateo
arc piston rods working the force
|‘limps with tanks elevated to n hight
of forty leQt. The device is a success.
Last Friday 40,000 gallons of sea
water were pumped into the tanks for
use in laying the dust of the streets.
The authorities hold that the salt wa
ter is better than river water for lay
ing the dust. Air. Boud is of the
opinion that by the use of big floats,
instead of gates, he can get results six
times ns great. But the pump oper
ated by a gate is a practical device
which is destined, it appears, to have
Tlic railroads now charge $13 per car
more hauling melons from Albany to Cin
cinnati than they did at the opening of the
The railroads make more than the
Air. Foute, of Bartow, has intro
duced a bill iu the House prohibiting
the sale of spirituous liquors in Geor
gia, outside of incorporated towns
containing not less than 500 inhabi
tants. It has been demonstrated again
and again, that prohibition is inop
erative wherever public sentiment, or
the wishes of the people arc against
it. Georgia has a law already, by
which any county can vote out whis
ky. Let these counties settle it for
themselves. If they want prohibition
they will have it; if they don’t want
it, they wilt not have it, State statutes
to the contrary notwithstanding.
Georgia’s wise local option law comes
ns near solving the problem ns it is
possible to solve it. As an evidence
of this, State after State has adopted,
virtually, Georgia's law on the sub
ject. The majority of the people of
Georgia are satisfied with the law.
Let it stand.
Local option nnd high license
should lie the line pursued. Results
will be more satisfactory to the tem
perance people—and everybody else.
The Morning News, in discussing
Mr. Foute’s bill, says:
The Morning News li:is always strongly
urged local option, and doubted the wisdom
of either statutory or constitutional prohi
bition. The reason for its position is this:
It is about impossible to enforce prohibition
where it is not supported by public senti
ment. In the states which have constitu
tional prohibition there is a great deal of
It is doubtful if Representative Foute’s
hill is ft wise one. In some localities it
would not be possible to enforce it, because
the oflicers charged with its enforcement
would he controlled by the prevailing senti
ment of the coinmunitjr. A failure to en
force it in one community would bring it in
to disrepute in other communities, and it
would not he very long before it would be
virtually a dead letter.
If it wero uot enforced it would injure the
cause of temperance, because it would make
the opponents of temperance more active.
The enthusiasm ot tlic friends of local option
would be dampened, because they would re
gard statutory prohibition an interference
with local option.
In view of the fact that incorporated
towns of at least 500 inhabitants, are pretty
thickly scattered over the state, Representa
tive Foute’s bill would not perceptibly
check the sale of intoxicants. Those who
wanted intoxicating liquors might have to
go a little further for them but that would
If Representative Foute were to substitute
a high license bill for bis prohibition bill,’he
might assist greatly in advancing the cause
of temperance. High license would force a
majority of the dram shops to stop business.
If adopted, it should he made applicable to
cities as well ns the rural districts. Public
sentiment would favor it, nnd there would
be no difficulty in closing the dram shops
that could not pay it. ,
High license is favored by many of the
ablest and purest advocates of temperance.
The Alorning News has, for years,
been a consistent and persistent cham
pion of temperance, and its views arc
entitled to the respectful consideration
of all. Extreme measures will never
reform the evil. It is “agin” human
Murphy, the great apostle of tem
perance, the man who has blue-
ribboned two continents with his
motto: “Charity for all; malice to
ward none,” says prohibition is a fail
ure, and that moral suasion is the
only road to success.
Montgomery’s First Bale.
Montgomery, Ai.a., Aug. 2.—The
first bnle of new cotton was received
here this morning nnd sold at nuc-
tjpn at 19 cents per pound. It wns
rajgpd by Peyton Hall, who has sent
in the first bale for several year?.
Last year’s date was July 31..
Will Get the Navy Yard-
Washington, Aug. 2.—The com
mission to select a site for a South
Atlantic navy yard is preparing its
report to the Secretary of the Navy.
Meanwhile its members will not talk
about the matter, but the Impression
at the navy department is that the
commission will recommend the es
tablishment of a navy yard at Dept
ford plantation near Savannah.
A Good One.
Col. Snead, iu his speech at Fort
Valley last week, at tlic reunion of
the old 3rd Georgia, told the follow
“Nor will l follow some in bowing flown
to a golden calf bespangled with the allur
ing name of the “The New South,” for there
is no such anomoly as "the New South in
contradistinction to t*ie Old South, unless
our people have undergone some wonderful
change. And that reminds me of a fraud
once practiced upon a preacher by some
had hoys whom he taught at school in ad
dition to trying to save their souls. Learn
ing on Saturday where the old man’s text
would he, that it would commence with the
last verse of the page, they pasted that leaf
and the next one together. Opening his
Bible an the following Sunday, he informed
the congregation that his text would be
found in such a verse of such a chapter
of such a hook, and commenced to read :
“And Noah took untohiinSclf a wife,”(turn-
ing the leaf) “which was three hundred cubits
long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits
deep.” Thinking it was a very large woman,
and thinking lie must have made a mistake,
turning hack the leaf, he commenced again:
“And Noah took unto himsell a wife, which
was three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits
wide nnd thirty cubits deep, pitched inside
and outside with pitch!” Laying down his
Bible, he raid. “Brethren, I have been
preaching, lo! those forty years past, hut I
never came across this strang> text before,
and well may I exclaim in the language of
the Psalmist, that we are wonderfully and
fearfully unde!” And so say 1, if the theory
of some gentlemen he correct as to a new
south, our people must he wonderfully and
Down with Mormons.
The Mormons arc going it at a High
rate in Augusta. Tlic Chronicle re
ports a ciiao in which two of the so-
called Alortuon elders so worked upon
the credulity of a Mj\ Rhodes, who
was very sick, that he discharged his
physician and depended on them to
cure him by prayer and laying on of
hands. The consequence wns he died
in n day or two. A warrant should
be issued at oucc for these murderers.
No civilized community should allow
such brutes in human form td tarry in
their midst. The legal authorities of
Augusta will be derelect of duty if
they lail to vigorously prosecute tlic
slayers of this man. It is a matter of
surprise that an enlightened city like
Augusta should permit these polyga
mist scoundrels tofindlodgmcnt there,
to say nothing of establishing a station
from which to disseminate their infa
mous doctrines and practice.
Kappa Alpha Convention.
The Fourteenth Convention of tlic
Kappa Alpha Fraternity will be held
in Augusta, Ga., Sept. 11,12 and 13th,
1889. Delegates from twenty-five
colleges will be present and also a
large number of distinguished alumni.
The management of the Convention is
in the hnnds of the Alumni ('linpter
at Augusta, who are making extensive
preparations for the entertainment of
visiting members of the Order.
Frost in Illinois.
Galena, III., Aug. 2,—The low
grounds in this section were visited
by a frost early yesterday morning,
which did considerable damage to
growing vegetables. Corn suffered
in the most exposed places. Tobacco
was also severely injured.
It is suiil that Hie West Point mills will
soon he^in to run 150 anti-triRt haloing
looms,which will produce one hundred and
lilty yards to cnch loom per day, total per
day, *22,1:00- Tile Roscdale Manufacturing
company will run one hundred anti-trust
bagging looms which will make 1 <50
yards to each loom per day; total, 15,000
yards per day. Add tlic 22,000 yards from
the West Point mills on the la,000 yards
by the Kosedaie Manufacturing company
and it gives >7,.'Oil yards of anti-trust bug
ging that West Point will be able to furnish
daily as orders continue to come in. Mul
tiply the daily product hy 125 and you will
see what they are doing to prevent the
jute hugging outrage.—llaitibridge Demo
Oid jute, the jade, is being given
some healthy whacks. Keep it up.
A good stiff leather strap, well used,
would go very far toivardstraightening
out things in Liberty county.
A SAD AND LONELY TIME.
The wugwunip roosts in the hollow log,
The sugiig sits in the tree;
Whenever I hear the hogwig sing
My henrt is sad in me.
Whenever the shagpop toots his too,
To the wail of the mipwag hen;
And the migfunk chirp3 in the stilly ni^ht,
You bet I’m lonely then!
A mother on Delaware avenue was,
on Sunday, giving her child, a boy
of seven years, some Bible instruction.
She was telling him tlic story of
Adam’s fail. Having narrated the
tile of the apple and what mischief it
did, the mother then asked : /‘Now
don’t you think Adam did very wrong
to eat the apple?” The little fellow
thought a moment and then answer
ed : “Why, would it have been polite
to refust) the apple the lady offered
to hint?”—Buffalo Courier.
In New York poor people arc im
prisoned for debt. Illinois, too, is
just as barbarous, if the following
from tlic Chicago Herald is true: “A
delicate women 1ms been in the coun
ty jail/ The offense which consign
ed her to a dungeon was an indebted
ness to some Shy lock of a sum less
than thirty dollars. She had a fami
ly of small children who, it is said,
needed their mother. It is also stated
that she was a woman of not robust
health ; that she was sensitive, and is
heart-broken over her disgrace.
Where were all the organized chari
ties of Chicago at this critical mo
ment? If the news should come up
from the south that some sooty wench
had been thrown into prison fir a
debt of §28, there arc at least four
leading newspapers iu Chicago whose
columns would scintilate with indig
nation, and each of them would offer
to receive subscriptions in aid of the
sufferer. What ailed poor little Mrs.
Walters, the mother of several chil
dren, who for days pined for liberty
in the north side pen ?” New York
and Illinois should, adopt some of our
southern codes bodily. The change
would be a vast improvement upon
their present system of laws.—Ex.
The tax returns of the sixty-four
counties so fur received at tlic comp
troller-general's office show an in
crease of value over last year of $5,
263,238. Muscogee leads tlic in
crease with 81,739,133. Sixteen
counties have decreased in value.” Of
these Dade county lias lost the most,
with a shrinkage of 887,883. There
are seventy-three counties to be heard
from, and in these all the big cities
arc located. It is estimated that there
will be 813,000,000 more taxable
properly this year than there wns
The Athens Banner says : It is be
lieved hy many that the University will
open in September with more than
throe hundred students. The work
of I)r. Boggs throughout the state in
behalf of the college has had its effect,
and if is universally conceded that
Chancellor Boggs is the right man in
the right place.
Mrs. Brown—“Is this hotel on the
European plan?” Mr. Brown (in
pro-occupied tones from behind Iris
paper)—“Yes, ray dear.” Mrs. B.—
“I’m not feeling hungry this morn
ing. I think I’ll merely take some
coffee and roll.” Mr. B. (laying
aside his paper)—“What were you
asking me, my dear ? On the Eu
ropean plan? No, it is not.” Sirs B,
(to waiter)—“You may bring me an
omelet, some shad, mutton-chops,
witli a bit of bacon, linked potatoes,
rolls and coffee, and afterwards some
griddle-cakes and syrup.”—Harper's.
Claude—“Let’s play we are keep
ing house.” Clara.—-“All right, and
I’m your wife.” Claude—“Well,
then, pull of my hoots and bring my
pipe and slippers.”—Omaha World.
If wc were ricli wc would have
“hay fever,” hut as it is we are suf
fering from a derned bad cold.—
KNOCKED 'DOWN NOB
Our Mu. Levy is now
in New York making
Fall purchases, and
he has sent : us word
to KNOCK DOWN
PRICES on all sum
mer goods, and make
room for our immense
Fall and Winter stock
that is coming. So,
from now on, all
Spring and Snmmer
goods -go at old
Remnant table full
of choice bargains
Dry Ms House
Mitchell House Corner.