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VOL 1-NO 83. TEOMASV1LLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, '881) $5.00 PER ANNUM TJ CD SB go c+ o CO 4 I't g O go .0*3 fcb 2- & P CD CTQ o ., o ^ a. 2 OQ ^ gg “I go VJ s> go £ I * » c+- c-P O M O , P* S TO J 1 . i> 8 0 0 01 8 rj CO &£ ® o 5 to 4 O £ P* o p B & -p c+ ^T 1 c+ CD p* O c+ O <<J Bp. Ws P O ^ SS TO 8b ►3 CD P P i-j e+ 8 p* pS CD w a rh cT* ► 8 0 0 01 8 i> 8 0 0 01 8 M l-« JAI* MILLER. Jap Miller, down at Martinsville’s, the blnmdest feller yet! When lie starts in n-talkin’ other folks is apt to quit— Tears like that mouth o’ Iris'n wuzn’t made tor nothin’ else But jes’ to argify ’em down and gether their pelts. 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 base ball— Jes’ tetcli Jap up a little, and he’ll post you 'bout ’em all. And the comicalest feller ever tilted back a cheer, And tuck a chaw tobacco kindo like he didn’t kecr. 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 what anybody said— He didn’t dress no liner, ner rig out in fancy clothes; 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. tern show! And I'd go furrier yit. to-day, to hear old Jap norate Than any high-toned orator'as ever stumped a state! W’y, that-air blame Jap Miller, with his keen, sarcastic fun, Hits got more friends than any candidate ’as ever run. 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 commence— The best way is jes’ to listen, like ver hum hie servant does, And jes' concede Jap Miller is the best man ever wuz. —James Whitcomb Riley WALkED INTO A FUlRNACE. F^tal Faith of Three Dupes of a False Prophet, • B- 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 ed. 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’ uex’t’ nothin’? 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 groes. 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 NACE. “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 first year: Commandcr-in-chicf—Gen.Gordon Commanders—Gens.Colquitt, Cook, 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. Arp’s Philosophy. 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 arc Looking. 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 immigrants. 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 the curtain. 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 Africa. Naughty Women. The Morning News, in discussing the smoking habit among women, says: “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 tracted. 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. Knocked Down PRICES! AT-. LEVY’S 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 “Knocked Down Prices.” Remnant table full of choice bargains euery week. Levys Dr; Minus: Mitchell House Corner.