VOL 1 -NO 74.
THOMAS VTLLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8,*<881)
$o.00 PER ANNUM
Tlio Hoot and Shoo Recorder, pub
lished at Boston, is before us. It is
handsomely illustrated with the lead
ing shoe dealers in the United States.
Among them we notice the picture of
Mi-. C. W.i Laphnm, of ‘Chicago,
though, to fell the truth, the picture
docs not do Mr. Laphani justice. The
gentlcmnn is younger and much bet
ter looking than the picture repre
sents him to be.
The following brief biographical
sketch of Mr. Laphnm, accompanying
the picture, will be read with interest
by the gentleman’s many Thomasville
C. IV. J.APHAM
Was born the 21st of July, 1852, at Dnnby,
Rutland Co., Vt. He came to Chicago before
the great fire, and engaged in the retail shoe
trade on his own account shortly thereafter,
when but twenty years of age. In a very
few years, he operated, at one time, four
large shoe stores on the west side, and al
ways made his enterprises undoubted suc
cesses. His latest addition—the Palmer
House shoe store—is ns fige a store as there
is anywhere in the United States, and it is
much admired by all strangers who visit it.
Mr. Lnplmtn is well known as an aggressive
and successful advertiser, and a man of re
markable vitality, push and enterprise.
Continued ill health, dating from the time
of the great fire, compelled him to limit his
business, and hence the sale of three of the
four west side stores. - With all his success,
.Mr. Lapham has never devoted more than
two-thirds of his time to his business, his
poor health compelling him to spend the
winter in the South. On this account, he
built himself a beautiful home, of which we
present an illustration in this issue of the
Recorder, at Thomasville. (la. Thanks to
the splendid climate of this famous winter
resort, Mr. Laphani has entirely recovered
his health, and is now able to dovote his
great energy and enterprise to the demands
of the largo and growing business ot the
Palmer House shoe store.
There is also, in the Recorder, a
handsome cut of Mr. Lapham’s Daw-'
sou street residence.
An Investigating Committee.
Meeting Mr. Win. Campbell, the
supervising engineer of the S., F. &
W. R. R. at this point, on yesterday,
we resolved ourselves into an investi
gating committee and went through
the various departments in Thomasville.
Commencing at the company’s shops
wc found quite a number ot employees
in all departments —machine shops,
blacksmith shops, car shops and repair
shops—all busy making, repairing and
cleaning up Here we saw one of the
finest engines on the road, the Mogul,
an immense engine used for hauling
freights between this point and Albany.
Her engineer, Mr. Betjeman, has
named ‘her the ‘-Molly McGuire,’
and thinks as much of her as it she
was his best girl, and says he would
not willingly part with her. She is
indeed a fine engine, and in compari
son with the ordinaiy size, looks im
Without making an accurate count
we should say that the road carries in
its works here as many as 25 employees
in these departments. The road has
a fine property in its shops and sur
roundings, and contemplate some im
portant changes in the near future.
They are now pulling in a fine 6-foot
brick sewer just beyond the depot,and
between that and the shops, and will
lay additional tracks, lower the grade
near the shops and bridge the crossing,
so as to get into pletchcrville above
that point. They are preparing to
erect a 30-foot water tower, near the
ice house, so as get a head and pres
sure of water for their works and the
depot building. Having gone through
the working department, Mr.Campbell
kindly showed us through die depot,
its various offices, &c., and the com
mittce resolved that everything was
in good shape-, as convenient as it
could well he, and that the S., F. &
W. was a first class, A No. 1 railroad,
and was doing a remarkably fine busi
ness; but how much,as wc would have
been told, had wc asked our friend
Chisholm, the agent, was none of our
Wolff Bros, have a new advertise
ment this morning, to which they in
vito your attention.
A Summer Resort.
Isr.E OF SlIOAl.S, OFF )
Portsmouth, N. II., July 31, ’80. )
Editor Times Enterprise:
This has been my summer resort
for ninny years past, having first come
here in 1851, These Islands—nlfout
ten of them at high tide—lay about
ten miles off at sea from Portsmouth,
N. H. The largest, the Applcdore,
covers about 300 acres. The Apple-
dore House is as popular in summer
as the Pir.cy Woods, in Thomasville,
is in winter. But the. attractions of
the two places are the very opposite
of each other. Here we have no
drives and not even a shade tree, or
only one, and that rises out of and
above our veranda.
The Island is composed of rooks,
with low shrubbery and patches of
grass here and there. But wc have
the sea breeze from all points of the
compass, and it is always cool, so cool
that we wear our thickest undercloth
ing, nnd have a good fire iu the office
and parlor nearly every moruiug and
evening. A little steamer comes in
from Portsmouth three times a day,
bringing the mail and passengers.
The hotel and surrounding cottages
will accoininoda'e five hundred guests,
and 1 think wc have that number
present now. Our principal amuse
ments arc cards, billiards, howling,
rowing and fishing. We have a good
hand of music, consisting of six-
pieces, hut in point of artistic skill
they rank far below the artists at the
Last week I went fishing with three
others, and in six hours we had
caught a thousand pounds of cod,
haddock ami pollock! Wo heat the
record for this season, thus far. The
fish would range in weight from 10
fo 20 pounds each. Day before yes
terday we went again, and came home
with over four hundred pounds. One
cod weighed 2(i pounds after being
dressed. This one was “stolen,” as
they say—caught himself in the eye
and was drawn in. Wc fished on a
rock bottom, about 120 feet deep. It
is no child’s play to draw up a 20
pound fish hand over hand from n
depth of 120 feet.
We have no church to- go to on
Sunday, hut our large music hall will
seat about 100, rnd if a clergyman is
here wo have preaching; if not, n gen
tleman reads the beautiful Episcopal
service. There is no desecration of
the Sabbath here.
It is so cool here that wc are never
toubleil with (lies or mosquitoes.
As at the Piney Woods, I meet here
a great many of the same faces every
year. There are more fashionable re
sorts at the North than the Isles of
Shoals, hut none more popular, es
pecially. with these who seek a cool
and health-invigorating locality. Wc
have judges, lawyers, senators and
quite a number of millionaires, anil
all mingle and exchange courtesies
without any exclusiveness. There,
seems to he none of the feeling: “I
am holier than thou."
G. Q. Coi.ton.
They should lie impartial and patient.
The matter should not be used for
private nmbition or party ends.
In conclusion, Mr. Warner said
that he did not know what to say,
what advice to give. He believed
that the government had done ^-ong
in inflicting universal suffrage upon
the country, hut he thought that it
might be made less daugcrous witli an
educational qualification as a safe
Education does not make men
peaceable and law-abiding. It does
not make them honest. It docs not
make them orthodox in religion. It
does not make them believe in sound
political doctrines. At least it has
not done so in Massachusetts, New
York aud Illinois, three states where
education is compulsory. Why, then,
should anybody take it for granted
that it will solve the race problem ?
To do Mr. Warner justice, he docs
not have very strong faith in his rem
edy. He merely suggests it as an ex
periment. Anil he hopcstly admits
that he can’t understand the race
problem, and docs not, know what to
A Sensible Northerner.
Mr. Charles Dudley W inner is a
fair-minded northerner who is endeav
oring to understand souther i problems
by studying them on the spot, lie
lias traveled through tlio south by rail
and on horseback, Hellas sojourned
in our cities and on the plantations.
He hn3 mingled with all classes of our
Under similar circumstances some
men would talk very glibly about
the question of the hour, and
proceed to lay down the law.
But Mr. Warner is different. He
is not afraid to admit his inability
to suggest a remedy for every evil.
In his recent address before the Uni
versity of the South, at Scwuncc he
discussed the race problem. He said
very frankly from every point of view
it seemed to him insolvablc, The con
stitution left it to tho action of the
individual states. Outsiders, said Mr.
Warner, have no business with it.
“A Travesty of Civilization.”
From tlio Macon Telegraph.
Mr. Charles Dudley Warner is one
of the most distinguished of Ameri
can men of letters, but he is more
than a mere literary man. He lias
traveled much in every part, of the
country; is a close and trained ob
server, anil interested in questions of
public policy of the broader sort.
Moreover, lie is a New England mail,
and doubtless lias his full share of the
reforming, regulating spirit that tho
people of that section display in their
relations with*their neighbors. But
if Mr. AVarner has the New England
spirit lie is free from at least one bias
of mind that disturbs the judgement
ot most New Englanders. He looks
at the Southern political problem with
wide-open eyes which sec the truth.
In his speech at Scwancc, Tcnn.,
Tuesday night lie said:
“On the other hand, there rests up
on you the responsibility of maintain
ing a civilization, the civilization of
America, not of Haytior Guatcmniila,
which we have so hardly won. It is
neither to be expected nor to he de
sired that you should lie ruled by ail
undeveloped race, ignorant of Jaw,
letters, history, politics anil political
economy. There is no right any
where of unintclligcncc to rule
intelligence. It is a travesty
of civilization. No Northern
state that I know of would sub
mit to he ruled by nil undeveloped
race, anil human nature in the South
is exactly what it is in the North.
That is one impregnable fact to he ta
ken as the basis of all our calcula
tions. The whites of the South will
not, cannot, he dominated as matters
now stand hv the colored race. But
then there is the suffrage, the uiire-
vcrsible, unqualified suffrage. Suf
tinge once given cannot he suppressed
or denied, perverted by chicanery or
bribery, without incalculable damage
to the whole political body.”
Getting Plenty of Satisfaction.
A short time after his election Pres
ident Harrison said: “The only way
to get satisfaction out of a public of
fice is to please yourself while you are
in it.” The president seems to be
living up to this principle, so far as
appointments to office are concerned.
Here is the family list of appoint
ments revised to date by the Albany
Argus, and a very rich list it is:
1. The president's brother.
2. The president’s brother-in-law.
The president’s father-in-law.
1, The president’s son’s father-in-law.
5. The president’s wile’s cousin.
6. The president’s son’s wife’s cousin.
7. The president s nephew.
8. The president’s daughter's brotlicr-in-
P. The president’s brother’s son-in-law.
10. The president’s wjfe’s niece’s husband.
11. The president's son’s father-in-law’s
12. The president’s brother-in-law.
1 ;s. The private secretary’s brother-in-law.
14. The secretary of state's son.
15. The secretary of state's nephew.
H». The pension commissioner's two
17. The Indian commissioner’s wife.
18. The Indian school superintendent’s
It will be seen by this list that the
president is getting plenty ot “satisfac-
tion” out of his office. Of course the
president claims that only capable
and deserving members ot his family
have been given positions, yet lie will
find it an exceedingly difficult mnttcr
to convince the public that he is
right. Thomas Jefferson once said,
when asked to appoint a relative to
“The public will never lie made to
believe that the appointment of a rel
ative is made on the ground of pure
merit alone, uninfluenced by family
views, nor can they ever see with ap
probation offjccs, the disposal of which
they must intrust to their president
for public purposes, divided out as
But then Bciijuiniu Harrison and
Thomas Jefferson are altogether dif
ferent kinds of men.—Enquirer-Sun,
Cellars Full of Corpses.
Johnstown, I’a , Aug. 5. —Two
bodies were found to-day in cellars,
and it is the general belief that many
more will be found when the cellars
are cleaned out.
Some persons may not think that
Grover Clcvcliuid enjoys a joke, but
the Washington correspondent who
called at the White House 011c day
in 188(i knows better. “How are
you to-day, Mr. President?” inquir
ed the correspondent. "I don’t
know,” replied his excellency with a
significant smile. “I have not read
the papers this morning.”
He Was no Drummer.
From the Constitution.
Waycross, Ga., 111 the last few
months lias become quite a city in her
laws and customs, as is evident from
the ordinances passed recently,among
which is one tlint prohibits tlio hotel
keepers from “drumming up” custom
at the trains.
One of the most prominent—and,
*hy the way, one of the best—places
to stop at is kept by a Jew named
Weiss. A few days ago Weiss was
seen at the depot talking earnestly
with several parties just after the
train had come in, and accompanied
them to his house. A ease was made
out against him and he was summoned
before tlio mayor, where the following
interview took place :
“What were you doing at the train,
Mr. Weiss?” asked his honor.
“i vas liaf a delegrain, for n slicntle-
11 inn 111 it dc drain,” vas the reply.
“Were you not drumming up cus
“No sir; 1 vas not. Does 1 looks
like a drummer?'’ drawing himself up
“Did you ask no one to conic to
your house?” persisted tlio mayor.
“1 did not, your honor.”
“You did not even mention the fact
that you kept a hotel?”
“Oh, veil,” replied Weiss, who saw
what a position lie was now in, “veil
I see a slicntlenian ober dcre, vat seem
like he want to go to a place to
shlecp, I tells him I got a nice house
shustober do way, but sliudge, I does
it sliust out of pity for him, and not
dat I wants to make a cent out oh
The court smiled, and asked the
gentleman for one dollar.
Columbus is fighting for a through
connection with Chattanooga. And
Gunby Jordan will get it. More Gun-
by Jordands arc needed in towns
needing better railroad facilities.
Queen Victoria is reported as say
ing that Russel 4 iarrisou "appeared
to he a very sensible sort of a young
man.” Russel must have adopted the
advice of his friends, which was to the
clfect that he “should keep his mouth
Our Mr. Levy is now
in New York making
Fall purchases, and
lie 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 louse
Mitchell House Corner.
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