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TtIOMASYiLLE, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER IS, «.8W>
$5.00 PER ANNUM
Our New Prints
Arc acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
arc selling rapidly, especially
those splendid patterns we offer
Sc a Ya,rcl.
Make your selections .before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which wo are offering at the
marvelously low price of _
25c a, Yard,
Arc the talk of the town. If
you have not seen them yet, it
will pay you to call at once
and inspect them.
For lO cts.
We will sell you a beautiful
Ladies’ Union Linen Hem
stitched Handkerchief, which
is certainly the best value ever
offered in Thomasvillo.
For 5 cents
You can buy a nice colored
bordered handkerchief, plenty
gojd enough for the children
to 1 use at school.
Wo have an elegant all wool
Saxony wove Jersey at the as
tonishingly low figure of
Never before sold for less than
one dollar and fifty cents. -
These are but a few of the
plums wo have in stock for
our friends; and lots more to
show, if you will just take the
trouble to come and look at
them. We intend to make
things lively this season, and
we havo the goods and prices
to do it with.
We extend a cordial invita
tion to all to visit our establish
ment, whether you buy or not.
We are always glad to see you
and show you what we have.
132 BROAD §T.
He Never Knowed.
Old Billy B. was a pious man,
And heaven was his goal;
For, Being a very sating man,*
Of course he’d save his soul,
But even iu this he used to say,
‘•One can't too careful hi*;”
And he sang with a fervor unassunicd,
“I'm glad salvation’s free.”
But the “means of grace,” he had to own,
Required good, hard gold ;
And he took ten pews, as well became,
The richest of the fold,
“lie’s a noble nmn !” the preacher cried,
“Onr Christian Brother B.,"
And Billy smiled as he sublet nine,
And he got his own pew tree!
In class meeting next old Billy told,
How heaven had gracious been,
Yes, even back in the dark days when
He was a man of sin.
Ml’.; building a barn on my river farm —
All I then had,” he said;
“I’d run out o’ hoards, an' was feed in’ hands
On nothin’ but corn bread.
“I tell ye, brethrin, then l felt blue,
Short o’ timber and cash.
And thought I’d die when the banks then
And Hooded all my mash,
But the Lord was merciful to me,
And sent right through the rift
The tide had made on the river banks
A lumber-raft adrift.
Plenty o’ boards was there for the barn,
And on top was a cheese,
Afid a bar’l o’ pork as sound and sweet
As any one ever sees.
Then I had bread and meat for the men.
And they worked with a will,
While 1 thanked (Jod win had been good to
And I’m a doing it still,”
A shrill-voicc l sister cried “Bless the Lord !”
The whole class cried “Amen!”
But a keen-eyed man looked at Billy B.
In thoughtful way, and then
Asked, “Brother B., did you ever hear
Who lost that raft and loj^d?”
And Billy wiped his eyes and said :
^Brethrin, I never knowed."
Another Letter From Mr. Black-
Ed. Timf.s-Exterprise: The Ga
farmers and press left Toledo after
visting the Tri-State Fair and doing
up the city, and arrived in Dayton on
We were thoroughly advertised by
this time, and the programme for our
reception was well planned, and time
has proven it was well carried out. In
an hour aficr wc arrived there and
breakfasted, ten carriages, headed by
a 4-horse tallyho, were at the hotel,
with a local man for each vehicle, and
at the sound of the bugle, wc headed
for Ohmcr's fruit larm, just beyond the
corporate limits of the city. We were
enabled to go all over this beautiful
plantation ol several hundred acres by
way of streets, as the place had been
cut into town lots and sold, the pro
ceeds amounting to $90,000. Alter
riding over this place we drew up at
the residence of the. proprietor and
partook of wine, cider and cheese,
products of the farm.
Our next halt .was at the lunatic
asylum. We were shown through
these beautiful grounds and houses by
the proprietors, and we are satisfied,
from what we saw, that every attention
is shown these unfortunates: As our
party filed into the main building, one
poor woman waved her handkerchief
from her cell window and said: “Hur-
rah for Georgy.” There are 600 in
mates in this asylum, and I was told
there were six similar institutions of
the kind in the state, and tli£ largest
one in the world being at Columbus.
Our next stop was at Mr. Ctsmer's,
where wine and cheese and cider was
served, and speeches made, and toasts
given. These places were all subur-
ban, and were beautiful by nature and
design. The morning being well nigh
spent, we started for our hotel,stopping
however, at the factory where “cash
money drawers” arc made. The par
ties owning and operating this busi
ness are not only rich, but their wealth
is rolling up every day. They get
from $175 to S200 for each of these
little machines, and they turn out
abojtf 35 per day.
After dinner the committee came
around with carriages and took us
through the numerous factories in the
city, and wound up at the latge facto-
tory of Schantz, where they make lager
beer. Our parly all, except one or
two, sampled this cool, fresh-ir.ade
commodity, and pronounced it the
best. It took the whole day to carry
out this much of «the programme of
the occasion, as night had closed in
upon us. The next forenoon was spent
in riding over a 500 acre nursery at
Tadmor. After this laborious adven
ture, a halt was called at the home of
the proprietor, and the nine and fruit
and cheese was called into requisition
to refresh the inner man, when we beat
a hasty retreat to our hotel for dinner.
After dinner the Montgomery county
farmers called in their carriages apd
buggies and took us out to the "Sol
diers' Home,” where 5,000 federal
soldiers arc fed and clothed and pen
sioned at the expense ot Uncle Sam.
There is not a man in the United
Slates that has a home more beautiful
than the Soldiers’ Home, near Dayton.
Alter a sojourn at the Home of aft hour
our hosts, for that night, turned their
horses’ heads for their homes, many
living as far as ten miles from the city.
We all fell into good hands and were
kindly received and taken care of by
these horny-handed tillers of the soil
and their families. Wc saw their nice,
rich, snug farms and farm houses and
their well fed stock, whence they get
their rich milk and butler.
The next morning they escorted us
to the Farmers’ Club meeting, where
about 500 men, women and children
were assembled to discuss the best
interests of the farm, and meet the ex
cursion party; and last hut not least,
to partake of as good a dinner as was
ever our good fortune to be exposed
to. The evening was spent in speech
making and expression of views be
tween the people of the two sections.
This visit took us- through the best
farming section of Ohio, and we had
the pleasure of looking over these
farms; and having seen the country
under the most favorable circumstanc
es, we feel that we arc unable to say
whether we like Georgia less or Ohio
more. One thing wc do say, however,
that these Ohioans have a good coun
try, fine cities, and they are as kind
and hospitable people as I ever met.
Wc left Louisville this a, in., and
will reach Atlanta,wc hope, to-morrow,
and there disband, with thanks to the
Central railroad for the good style
ihcy sent us through the west, and
with thanks, also, lo Mr. Glessncr.who
chaperoned the parly in a manner
hard to beat.
T. E. Blacksiiear
On the car?, Sept. 15, 1889.
Mr. Emanuel Engel Weds Miss Henrietta
Mr. Kmanuol Engel and Miss Hen
rietta liothsehild were married at f>
o’clock yesterday afternoon at the res
idence of the bride’s father, Mr, II,
liothsehild, No, 1401 Gordon street.
The ceremony was performed by Ilev.
I. I’. Mendcs, pastor of the Mickva
Israel synagogue. The wedding was
very quietly celebrated, only the fami
lies and intimate friends of the bride
and groom being present.
The bride wore a directofre costume
of faille Franchise, trimmed with
duchcssc lace, and a tulle veil. Her
ornaments \torc diamonds, There
were no attendants. The parlors
were handsomely decorated with flow
ers and potted plants, iu the midst ot
which the bride and groom stood dur
ing the ceremony. After the wedding
a bridnl supper was served.
A reception was held from 8 to 10
o’clock, at whioh a large number of
guests was present. The bride’s pres
ents were many and very handsome,
and included almost everything in
the way of wedding presents that is
useful and ornamental. Mr. and
Mrs. Engel will leave this morning
by the Atlantic Coast I.ino on their
bridal tour north. They will be gone
about a month and on their return
they will reside at Valdosta.
The bride is a popular young lady.
The groom is a representative of M.
Ferst’s Sons & Co., and is well known
not only in Savannah, but throughout
-Southern and Southwest Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Engel will receive the
congratulations of many friends upon
their return anil a warm welcome to
their new home.—News.
Everybody in Thomasville knows
“Manny” Engle, and every one will
join 11s in wishing him and his bride
long life -and happiness.
The Cigarette Doomed.
Observation in public places gives
satisfactory evidence that the use of
cigarettes is rapidly on the decline.
Whether this is due to the stringent
laws passed in many of the States
against selling them to minors, or
that smokers have come to their sen
ses nnd have taken warning from
their own experience and the unani
mous condemnation ot smoking cigar
ettes by the medical profession, or
whether the evil practice lias begun
to he looked upon ns a discreditable
vice, to be only practiced in secret,
we know not; but it is certain that,
as compared with the past, very few
cigarettes arc now smoked in public.
Cigar dealers say that the sales of
cigarettes have fallen ofl enormously.
The manufacturers of these noxious
thimrs have been compelled to adver
tise largely to prevent the entire
destruction of their business, and
about the only people who can now
be seen smoking the paper abomina
tions are a few moon-faced juveniles
who imagino that cigarette smoking
gives them a literary aspect, or who
ambitiously aim at appearing manly
and graceful while poisoning the at
mosphere about them, or blowing the
. offensive smoke through tho windows
of horse cars until rebuked by the
conductors. Employers and business
men generally have arrayed them
selves in opposition to those who per
sist in the'objectionable practice, and
young ladies have learned to under
stand that the reakreason why their
young men smoke cigarettes is that
they can smoke twenty of them, vile
though they are, for the price of a
very cheap cigar. It will be well for
our youth when the habit becomes'
wholly extinct. Dr. William L.
Dudley, Professor of Chemistry in
flic Vanderbilt University, gives the
results of recent careful analytical
experiments made by him in his lab
oratory with the smoke of an ordina
ry cigarette. The tests were thorough
ly scientific and conclusive. ' The fact
was demonstrated beyond the chance
of doubt for question that, carbonic
oxide is the chief constituent of ci
garette smoke, if not all tobacco
smoke, and that its inhalation into
the air passages and lungs must, of
necessity, be exceedingly deleterious.
Prof. Dudley refers to published
assertions that the adulteration of
tobacco with opium and flavoring
drugs, and the alleged presence of
arsenic in the paper, arc the chief
causes of the evil effects of cigarette
smoking, but pronounces them unsat
isfactory and insufficient explaua-
liors. His chemical tests, lie insists,
have demonstrated positively the
actual cause of the mischief, namely,
tho cigarette smoker’s absorption of
the carbonic oxide and other gases,
causing deoxidation of the blood, aud
thereby impairing its power to build
up the wasting tissues of the body.
The cigarette habit has of lute years
become very common in this country.
It is one of those many European
importations which do our people
more harm than good. Many of our
young men, aud some of them are
neither young nor inexperienced, are
literally burning out of themselves
the best element of their manhood by
sucking into their systems the poison
of physical and mental degeneracy
through the filthy cigarette. Cigar
smoking and pipe smoking arc bad
enough and pernicious enough iu all
conscience, but cigarette smoking is
absolutely tuicidal,—Araer. Analyst.
The Negro North and South-
The episode in the Atlanta post-
office is'not the only incident of re
cent occurrence that shows the force
of race antipathy. Hall these inci
dents had been in the south there
might have been some appearance of
reason in the charge that the negro is
here subjected to worse treatment
than he receives elsewhere in the Uni
ted States. But the record of the
last few weeks shows that there is no
sectional boundary to the race feeling.
The people of Atlanta are indignant
because their postmaster has appoint
ed a negro to a position which would
have placed hint in direct official rela
tions with a young white lady, bad she
remained in the office. We are told
by more than one northern newspaper
that this indignation is unjust and in
dicative of a prejudice against the ne
gro that is peculiar to the south.
How then do these papers explain
some things that have happened re
cently nearer their own homes?
We learn on good authority that a
young colored girl of good character,
who had been well educated by the
Society of Christian Endeavor, recently
ried to obtain employment at Grin
ned, Iowa. Naturally she sought
such a position as her education qual
ified her lor. Though several such
places were vacant, her application
was refused in every instance, not be
And Profit by the Same.
cause she was incompetent or unwor
thy, but because she was a negro.
She was advised to give up her fine
ideas and devote herself to a life of
drudgery like the average woman ot
her race. That was in the good re
publican state of Iowa. The Grand
Army of the Republic frequently has
public entertainments in Brooklyn at
which the color line is clearly drawn.
Though a negro may be a member in
good standing and entitled to all the
privcliges of his post, he is not per
mitted at these entertainments to sit
beside his white brother.
The Young Men’s Christian Asso
ciation, of New York, an organization
which recognizes the brotherhood of
man in its broadest application—as a
theory— has refused, time and time
and time again to admit the brother
in black to membership.
A colored Baptist preacher of excel
lent standing, found himself in Au
burn, X. Y., the other day, very much
in need oi a shave. He entered a
barber shop and was refused a chair.
He tried another and was told to move
on. In vain he sought alrarber who
would shave him. Men of his own
color refused to break the unwritten
law which forbade them to attend to
the wants of a negro customer.
But a worse case than any cf these,
a much worse case than that in Atlan
ta, occurred a few days ago in Mont
gomery county, l’cnn.
A r.cgro who had served in the un
ion army and made a creditable record
as a soldier, died. IIis friends asked
permission to bury him in the national
cemetery, but were refused. The
color line in republican Pennsylvania
extends beyond the grave. Wc do
not believe that ant thing like this
Pennsylvania incident could occur in
the south. If the negro in this state,
who is now asking for a place on the
list of survivors ot the confederate
army, were to die and his friends were
to request that his remains be laid to
rest in a confederate cemetery, we arc
confident that there is not a commu
nity in Georgia where such a petition
would be denied.
And we believe it to be the simple
truth, that, considering the different
condition of the races in the two sec
tions, the sparse negro population in
the north and the presence of millions
of them in the south, making due al
lowance for the difference between a
community where the negro is a small
factor in population aud politics, and
a community where he can exert a
large, if not a controling influence in
locil government, the average treat
ment of the negro in the south will
compate favorably for fairness,generos
ity and kindness with that which Ire
receives anywhere on this continent.—
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