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Jap Miller, down at Martinsville’s, the
blnmdest feller yet!
When lie starts in n-talkin’ other folks is apt
Tears like that mouth o’ Iris'n wuzn’t made
tor nothin’ else
But jes’ to argify ’em down and gether
lie’ll talk you down on tariff; or lie’ll talk
you down on tax,
And prove the pore man pays 'em all—and
them’s about the facts!
Religen, law er politics, prize fighting cr
Jes’ tetcli Jap up a little, and he’ll post you
'bout ’em all.
And the comicalest feller ever tilted back a
And tuck a chaw tobacco kindo like he didn’t
There’s where the teller’s stren th lays—he’s
so common like and plain,
They hain’t no dude about old Jap, you bet
you, nary grain!
They lectcd him to council, and it never
turned his head,
And didn’t makenodiffcrcr.ee what anybody
He didn’t dress no liner, ner rig out in fancy
But his voice in council mcctin’s is a tu’rrer
to his foes.
He's fer the pore man ever’ time! and in the
last campaign *
lie stumped old Morgan county through the
sunshine and the rain,
And licit the banner upards from n-t rail in’
• in the dust,
And cut loose on monopolies,'and cuss’d and
cuss’d and cuss’d f
He’d tell some funny stoiy, ever’ now and
then, you know,
Tel, blame it! it wuz better’n a jack-o’-Iam.
And I'd go furrier yit. to-day, to hear old
Than any high-toned orator'as ever stumped
W’y, that-air blame Jap Miller, with his
keen, sarcastic fun,
Hits got more friends than any candidate ’as
Don’t matter what his views is, when he
states the same to you,
They alius coincide with yoiir'n the same
two and two.
You can’t take issue with him—er at least
they ain't no sense
In startin’in to down him, so you hotter not
The best way is jes’ to listen, like ver hum
hie servant does,
And jes' concede Jap Miller is the best man
—James Whitcomb Riley
WALkED INTO A FUlRNACE.
F^tal Faith of Three Dupes of a False
God Bless the Babies.
From Our Dmnh Animals.
God bless the babies! What
world this would be wilhout them.
What a souring and curdling up there
would be of the milk of human kind
ness for want of an outlet, if there
were no little cherubs .to caress and
he foolish over. Often and often
when entering, with some misgivings,
the great hall of a new place, my heart
has leaped up at sight of a tiny wool
en bootee, a very rainbow of hope,
lying on the waxed floor, while the
sight of a wrecked tin train, with an
engine without funnel or wheels, has
been as welcome as a card of invita
tion to a hall is to a yound lady.
God bless the baby ! it is a better
tonic than all the bitters ever advertis
The baby has a mission and fulfills
it; it has an object in life and accom
plishes it. If ever tt becomes neces
sary to thin out the population I hope
the process will not begin at the small
end of the human race, for I affirm
and maintain that there is not one
baby too many in the whole world.
Little Ike—Uncle Rastus, docs
cold make ebrything get littler?
Uncle Rustus—Yns, It do; cold
will always contrite’. Don’t you
’member night ’fo’ las’ Christmas the
wood pile of Parson Jones dat libs
ucx’ to me swunk up in one uight t’
Little Ike—But don’t you ’member.
Uncle Raatus, how dc pile o’ wood by
dc side o’ dc stove in de cabin got
heap bigger ?
Uncle Rastus—Well’twas hot in de
room, you little idyot; heat makes
things bigger. You ain’t goi de sense
you was born wid.
A special from Birmingham, Ala.,
says: “A most remarkable religious
craze lias seized the negroes near
Bessemer and the country intermedi
ate between that rapidly growing
place and Birmingham. For some
time past an old negro named Tobias
Jackson has been proclaiming himself
as Daniel the Prophet, aud doing all
kinds of singular, wild and queer
things. The negroes in this section
arc ignorant and superstitious, aud
Jackson’s actions and the great pow
ers with which lie claims to have been
invested awed the simple-minded ne
TIIE THREE CHILDREN OP FAITH.
“On Saturday last he persuaded
three young negro men that they were
representatives of Shadrach, Meshach
and Abedncgo, the tlirco children of
faith who entered the fiery furnace of
Ncbuchnnezzar of old. He claimed
that the furnace where iron is melted
and cast into all kinds of forms was
the furnace of Nebuchadnezzar and
that they could enter it and pass
through without a smell of fire.
ALL THREE RUSIIEI) INTO TIIE FUR
“The three negroes, calling them
selves the three children of Israel, un
der the influence of their new prophet,
deliberately entered the gate of the
cupnlo of the furnace, anil rushed
headlong in the while heat of melting
iron. When they failed to cento out,
Jackson, the pronhot, proclaimed that
ho saw them rising in the air with the
smoke of the furnace, attended by
angels, and said that they would' ro-
visit the earth next Sunday. The
negroes propose to meet at a church
next Sunday, and pray while await
ing the descent of the three child rail,
of Israel. The mother of one of them
said, when asked about the matter:
“I feel jes’ sho’ my hoy is in heben as
if I’d done been dar an’ seed ’im.
Jrekson, do prophet, command him
ttf walk the fiery furnaces, and he
’hlcegcd to ’bey him.”
Confederate Veteran’s Organize.
The state convention of the confed
erate veterans met in the old capitol
on Friday and organized, with lion.
Rufus E. Lester as chairman. There
were between 300 and 400 delegates
present, representing nearly every sec
tion of the state. The object of the
convention was to form a state asso
ciation, and it was effected by the elec
tion of the following officers for the
Young and Capt. Kell.
Division Commanders—There is
one from each congressional district,as
follows: G..M. Sorrell, R. T. Critten
den,'A. S. Cutts, Geo. H. Carmichael,
W. L. Calhoun, J. T. Crowder, A. M.
Route, R. I!. Nisbct, J. W. Woodward
and Claiborne Snead.
The association will meet annually
on the Wednesday after the third Mon
day in August.
William Arp Esq., has been philoso
phising through the columns of the
Constitution on the Canfield—Lewis
episodes. Hear him:
General Lewis, the new postmaster
in Atlanta, has put a negro by the
side of a white woman in the post-
office which he was not -oblighed to
do and could have avoided ifhe had
wanted to. Right there is where the
friction comes in. Social equality
cannot be forced upon our people by
General Lewis nor his master. They
have tried it for twenty-five years and
we thought they had given it up, but
evry little while it breaks out in a new
form. Our people gave Mrs. Canficfd
and General Lewis social equality,
and a warm welcome, but -it is not
appreciated. They don't understand
our position on the negro question.
It does not matter with us whether he
is educated or not, or whether they
arc in creasing faster than the whites
or not, the negro was given a back
seat by the God who made him and
lie will keep it. Charles Dudly War
ner knows how it is and has spoken.
The negro knows how it is and would
be content if the fools and fanatics of
the north would let him alone. The
solution of the problem is just this.
When they get too smart they will he
removed and that in a hurry. We
had to remove the Indians because
we couldn’t get along with them. We
will let the good negroes stay and
make the others go. See if we don't.
There is plenty of room in the world
yet. Six millions of negroes scattered
over the great west wouldn’t afflict
anybody, and there is lots of room in
Mexico. I used to think that the
world was most full of people hut it is
not. China has qnly go to the square
mile, while Rhode Island has 254 and
Belgium 430. If Texas was as full of
people as Belgium, she would have
125,000,000; twice as many as are in
the United States. It looks like an
acre would support one person and
that would be 640 to the square mile
and that would he over 2,000,000,000
in the United States. So we arc not
alarmed about the land. We will find
enough to put the negroes on whenev
er the north drives us to that necessi
ty. But I reckon they will let us
alone alter while. There is friction
and there is grease, too. When those
New York Zouaves came down to
Fort Valley to the reunion of the
Third Georgia regiment, they lubricat
ed things smartly. Every time the
blue and the gray get together there is
grease. Charles Dudley Warner
greased us at Suwannee. Dr. Mayo,
of Boston, greases things every time
he talks. Henry Grady poured on a
good deal of grease in New York, hut
it don’t seem to last, and I reckon lie
will have to go hack again.
THr LAND OF PROMISE,
For Which tho Negroes of North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. it Two of
the committee appointed to visit the
southern and western states in interest
of the negro emigration movement,
have left here. They are Rev. Geo.
Ferebec and Isaack Hayes. They go
to Mississippi first, and from there to
Arkansas. Then they will go to Kan
sas and other western states. They
are impressed favorably with the out
look. They write that it will probably
be a month before they make a report.
This will be somewhat in the way ot a
recommendation as to the section
which offers most advantages, and
which desires to secure the negroes as
It is learned that the negroes look
with small favor upon any movement
for immigration to the northern states,
but the committee may be instructed
to visit the latter part of the country
and see what advantages it offers.
An exchange says that every news
paper in the State should publish the
fact that burnt corn is a sure cure for
hog cholera. It was first .discovered
by the burning of a pile of corn be
longing to a distillery at Peoria. It
was thrown to the hogs and readily
eaten by them. Before that time a
number had been dying each day with
the cholera, but the disease immedi
ately disappeared. The remedy is so
simple that it can be easily tried.
The phasing aud important intelli
gence is wired from Washington, that
Sherman and Quay hnve buried the
hatchet, have agreed to pool aud di
vide what administration boodle may
ho found lying around loose. They
will embrace aud shed tears of peni
tence and forgiveness when Sherman
returns from “Yurrtip.” The scene
will be very affecting. Ring down
Degeneration in tho Black Republic.
X#h- York Times.
The situation of Ilayti gives fresh
point to the old saying that no people
fit for treedom can he enslaved. In
every material and in every moral re
spect it must now be freely admitted
that Ilayti is worse off than it was a
hundred years ago, when the ancestors
of the wretched negroes who now do
nothing or worse, were kept at work
producing something of more value to
mankind than when left to themselves.
Their enfranchisement was effected
mainly by the spread of the ideas of
the French revolution. Liberty, equal
ity and fraternity were held to he the
rights of the human species, without
distinction of character or culture.
The effect of applying these principles
to Ilayti has been the explosion, ex
cept from the trading ports, where
they are as much alien as Europeans
in Hong Kong- -not only of all the
men who could constrain the negroes
to improve, hut of all who could teach
them to improve—and the degenera
tion has been rapid and complete,
until, as we see, Ilayti has little more
vestiges of civilization left than if it
were an unexplored part of equatoria 1
The Morning News, in discussing
the smoking habit among women,
“Some time ago the question
whether or not women should smoke,
was discussed in the newspapers by
some of the leading literary people of
the country. The general opinion
seemed to he that they should not.
No woman can enhance her charms,
nor can she improve her health, by
smoking. . There is something repul
sive about the spectacle of a woman
with a cigarette between her lips, and
no really refined one would deliber
ately contract tho smoking habit.
The question in some parts of the
country is, “Do the women smoke?”
Tt is discussed by a Norwich, (Conn.,)
correspondent of the New York .Sun,
ami it is decided affirmatively, so far
as several cities in that and other
States are concerned, on the testimony
of women themselves. Tho rather
startling revelation is made that in
Norwich, Ilnrtford, Bridgeport, Meri
den and Waterbary, and other cities,
many society women smoke not only
cigarettes, hut cigars also, and that
sometimes a school girttnay bo seen
on her way to school puffing away at-
a cigarette. If the facts with regard
to this habit among wonfeu could he
ascertained, they would probably
create a sensation. They cannot he
ascertained, however, because most
women who smoke do so secretly.
They may defend the habit, but they
are very careful uot to let it he kuown
that it is one which they have con
It won’t do to say that women huve
much right as men to smoke.
While they have tho right in one
sense, it is a fright of which they
should not avail themselves. They
also have the right to ride a horse
astride, or to walk into a barroom and
take a drink, but it would not he
womanly for them to do so.
The habit of smoking is growing
among the women in this country,
and its most rapid growth is in fash
ionable circles, where culture and re
finement are said tortile. This doesn’t
speak very well for the culture and
refinement of society, and the sooner a
check is put upon it tho better.”
And now the Chicago Tribune
threatens that Mr. Harrison shall not
come to the Atlanta Exposition, •be
cause,•forsooth, Lewis and Buck, two
republican carpet baggers—both of
whom wantonly insulted the ladies of
that city—were burned iu effigy.
Rats! Harrison will he invited, but
lie will not be begged to come. Geor
gia has got along pretty well, iu the
past, without the august presence of
the graud-son of his grand-daddy, and
we guess she will manage to scuttle
along without him.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Yes, dear
•‘Reader,’’ U. S. Grant was a tanner,
hut not the kmd of a one that this
I administration has.
Our Mr. Levy is now
in New York making
Fall purchases, and
ho lias 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
Mitchell House Corner.