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THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, SUNDAY
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29,1889 ' ; $5.00 PER AN:
Are acknowledged to be the
handsomest in the city. They
are selling rapidly, especially
thoso splendid patterns we offer
8e a Yard.
Make your selections before
they are picked over too much.
Our Fancy Ribbons
3 INCHES WIDE,
Which we arc offering at the
marvelously low price of
35o a Yard,
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Arolbe talk of the town. IL
you have not serh tfietn-yeC 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
good enough for the children
to lose at school.
We 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 we 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 have the goods and prices
to do it with.
Wc extend a cordial invita
tion to all to visit our establish
ment, whether you buy or not.
Wcare always glad to see you
and show' you what we have.
TniBE IS NO DEATH.
BY LORD LYTTON.
There is no'jleath ! the stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore,
And bright in heaven’s jeweled crown
They shine foreverraoie.
There is no death ! the dust we tread
Shall change beneath the summer f bowers
To golden grain or mellowed fruit,
Or rainbow tinted flowers.
The granite rocks disorganize,
And feed the hungry moss they bear;
The forest trees drink daily life
From out the viewless air.
There is no death 1 the leaves may fall,'
And flowers may fade and pass away;
They only wait through wintry hours
The coming of May day.
There is no death ! an angel’s form,
Wnlks o’er the earth with silent trend;
And Hears our best loved things away,
And then we call them “dead.”
He leaves our hearts all desolate,
lie plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers;
Transplanted into bliss, they now
Adorn immortal bowers.
The bird-like voice, whose joyous tones
Make glad these scenes of sin and strife;
Xow sings an everlasting song
Around the tree of life.
Where'er he secs a smile too bright,
Or heart too pure for taint an i vice,
He bears it to that woridof light
To dwell in paradise.
Born unto that undying life.
They leave us, but to come again;
With joy we welcome them the same,
Except their sin and pain.
And ever near us, though unseen,
The den® immortal spirits trend;
For all the boundless universe
Is life—there are no dead !
THE DEADLY CIGARETTE.
Somo Reflections on Cigarette Smoking
by.an Unhappy Viotim— Augusta -
Dealers Endorse the Law and
Will Enforce It.
.-tn Chronicle; 1 -
Some oue has most aptly compared
cigarettes to coffin tacks.
And there was more truth than
poetry in the remark.
Within the past ten years they
have .probably resulted in greater in
jury to the health of the rising gen
eration than any other habit.
Their effect is so permanent and
pernicious that it is almost a matter
of impossibility for any boy to contin
ue the practice many months before
consumption, bronchitis or somo other
like affection is developed.
And yet with this information prin
ted aud preached, the use of tobacco
in this form lias steadily increased
until now the daily output of the va
rious factories runs far up into the
Ten years ago such things as ci
garettes were hardly known in Augus
ta. Only the more prominent tobac
conists dealt in them, and even then
so few were sold that the profit realiz
ed hardly repaid for the trouble.
In the great majority of instances
at that time they were used by young
men who attended Northern colleges.
When n man was seen sauntering
along the streets in those days daintily
puffing away at the innocent-looking
little rolls, most people were quick to
dub him a ‘‘blood” or the luxurious
But stand on the street corner now
and count the victims. They pass in
almost limitless number—dozens, hun
Nor is tlie deadly habit confined to
any class or condition. Here a hand
somely dressed young fellow walks
down the sticet smoking a cigarette;
next comes a little negro boy who has
just dexterously picked a “butt” from
the gutter; here’s a ten-year-old white
hoy sneaking along to avoid detection,
but ejecting clouds of the sickening
smoke nevertheless; sometimes it is a
gray-haired man ; the spread of the
practice has been so rapid find enor
mous, you arc not surprised to see
anybody sucking cigarettes.
INTO THEIR LUNOH.
The average man hasn’t the least
idea as to how the death-dealing cyl
inders are smoked. To their idea a
cigarette is enjoyed just ns a cigar is
enjoyed—by drawing the smoke into
the mouth, nfterwnrds blowing it forth
Never was made a greater mistake.
A beginner might enjoy his cigar
ette in that way, but the veteran—
With the regular cigarette fiend the
mouth is first filled with smoke; then,
with a quick inhalation, the noxious
fumes are drawn iuto the lungs.
And this is just how the cigarettes do
irreparable damage. Were thesmokq-
allowed to go no further than themOu"
the injury to one’s system . would
inappreciable. But the confii
smoker could find little pleasure in
such method, and, were it corapujsory,
would soon abandon cigarettes alto
His craving is not satisfied unti
least half a dozen puffs are inhalet.
fill every nook and corner of the
lungs. Then, and not until then, has
he cnougli. The cigarette is accord
ingly losscd aside, to be succeeded
shortly by another when the desire
again takes possession of him.
THE AFTER EFF:
is to put a stop-to the growing evil of
cigarette smoking. Cigars, chewing
and smoking tobacco are not included
in the law, as it is understood by the
onse committee that fhvorable re
ported it. The whole law is aimed at
ta are all heartily glad of the passage
of the new statute. Each has long
recognized the injury done to boys
and young men, especially the smaller
Any old smoker will com
opinion that the cigarettes an
ged in some way, for how e
they acquire such powerful fnsci
for so many people.
jThere is certainly aiscnicin
paper, and in nearly all eases opium
in the tobacco.
Watch the results effected.in a con
stant smoker, and tiie narcotics will
indicate their preseuco and
smoking a cigarette ho inhales
alternate puff. First
IT WILL BE OBEYED.
The leading tobacconists of Augus-
fry, ari'd will enforce the law with a
,ey shut down on the boys Mon-
id -now refuse to sell’any more
to the ostracised minors.
;ens of youngsters were disap
pointed yesterday and the day before,
b*ut the’ eigar dealers wero resolute
and couldn’t be coaxed into an in-
TCflyfor talks—And he Talks Sense.
From the Constitution.
Editors Constitution: In your
yesterday morning’s issue I find the
following under the caption of “Didn’t
Want a Colored Latvyor.”
Acoi’BTA, Ga., Sept 24.—[Special.]—It
was Stated in APPH n g> Columbia county, to
day, that C. H. J. Taylor, the well known
negro .lawyer, of Atlanta, had been notified
that it would not he wise for him to attend
court there. He had several cases to defend
negroes at this term of the court, but there
were Some in Columbia who didn’t wnnt a
negro, lawyer there. Judge Twiggs, it is
said, will defend Taylor’s clients.”
Throughout this whole union it
will be told that tho colored man who
has been a leading spirit in democra
tic conventions and campaigns for
to nil Tmtation. There
stupefaction, but one feels that a slind-
ntvy film has formed about his brain.
imbecility on death. .
Single out the same fellow after he
has devoted five years of his life to in
halation of the fatal fumes. How
docs lie appear ?
His once rosy cheeks are sunken
and sallow ; his shoulders arc stooped
and his chest hollow ; the manly pro
portions promised are never realized,
and altogether he impresses you as an
opium enter. Not only is he n physi
cal wreck, hut mentally ns well.
Medical experts, who have made a
study ot the subject, say that the reg
ular smoker of cigarettes is either the
victim of consumption or heart dis
ease, or meets death 'in its most
revolting guise—in a mad house.
Realizing the menaco to physical
and mental health put forth by cigar
ettes, the Legislature of Georgia lias
taken steps in the emergency. The
bill, as passed, forbids the sale of ci
garettes or cigarette material to mi
nors, a heavy penalty being the result
of the law’s disregard. The bill is as
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the state of
Georgia, that from and after the pas
sage of this act, it shall not be lawful
for nny person or persons, cither by
himself or themselves, to sell, furnish,
give or provide any minor or minors
with cigarettes, tobacco or cigarette
paper, or any substitute therefore,
without the consent in writing of the
parent or guardian of such minor or
minors so to do.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by
the authority aforesaid, That any
person or persons violating the pro
visions of the preceding section, either
in person, by agent, or in any other
way, shall be held and deemed guilty
of the offence of misdemeanor, and
upon indictment nud conviction there
of, shall be punished as provided for
in section 4310 of the code of Geor
The third section repeals conflicting
The new statute is essentially and
entirely a cigaretto law. Its purposes
o£ hiwin a
county of his own political fnith, in
13 no the state of Georgia. It is the origi
nator of such outrageous falsehoods
and men of his kind who create had
feeling between the two races. I
visited Bolurabia county about two
weeks ago ; and although my presence
as a negro lawyer created a great
deal of wonder and made mo the
cynosure of all eyes; still I was treat
ed with the most respectful attention
and utmost courtesy, by the sheriff,
the court clerk, and in fact by all ot
the citizens of their little town. I
have never received any note or mes
sage warning me not to visit Colum
bia county -or any other county in
this state, and if I were to receive
such a note or message, it would not
stop me from going to that particular
county, provided I was employed to
do so. I hand my record to the
world, and invite every gentleman of
our land to read it, and see if my de
portment nnd demeanor has not been
such as to merit for mo a fair and im
partial hearing on behalf of any per
son, who may choose to sustain the
relittion to me of client,
But, siV, the race question does not
stop with what I havo said. It goes
still a great distance, into the hovond.
The time is now propitious, is now
at hand, and ripe for the statesmen
nf this scctiou to see to it, that steps
are at once taken to put forever at an
cud the work of such vile virulent
villifiers who take up their time in
manufacturing base fabrications with
which to malign this section 1
How shall it be done? By grant
ing to both races alike full and equal
justice iu the operation of the law, as
well as the letter of the law.
By granting them the right, as far
as practicable to control their own
By holding up the hands of the lib
eral conservative colored men, wlicrc-
ever you find them.
By giving all such nieu opportuni
ties for the greatest amount of useful
Iu fact do not suffer congress or
any other legislative body to have oc
casion to inquire whether or not the
new made citizens are treated with
equity and justice. This section
ought to hold a higher place in the
governing of this republic than it does,
but the continual splitting of hairs
over nice distinctions, some of which
must appear foolish to us when we
stop to think, is what emasculates and
our section down. Neither
political party comes south for a vice-
jpreeidential candidate. Neither party
cares tor the opinions of this section.
We eat, all of ns, at the second table,
and will continue to be fed on what
ever our. northern brethren feel dis
posed to give ns until we learn to stop
fighting among ourselves. All this
talk about the seriousness of the race
question is bosh, provided we are wil
ling to meet the question like Chris
tian people ought to meet it.
Two races distinct in color can
live here as agreeable as can two
nationalities with the same color, but
differing in every other way—in lan
guage, customs nnd character. I beg
you, Mr. Editor, to betake yourself to
the worthy and immortalizing tnsk of
encouraging thoso citizens of your
race whom God has blessed abundant
ly'in their store-houses to be good
stewards of the Lord’s property and
help tlio conservative colored men
among you to build up within the
colored race, a society which shall
satisfy my race so completely that
they will not desire any other. Oh,
that the negroe’s God was black, that
his heaven was of that color nnd that
his ideal, worthy to be worshipped,
wns not despised because of the ab
sence of white. Teach tho negro by
assisting tho conservative one’s among
them, that the best society for a col
ored man is colored society.
I call not close this lettor without
By all means have tho two
live together, each in his own
bo far: as sociality goes, willing
at all times to bid each .other God
speed* “Tain yoursTor Odd and’ my
country. C. H. J. Taylor.
Hints Upon Bathing.
No hath should be taken when the
body is fatigued. No bath should be
taken immediately after or before a
meal, or when the body is overheated
nnd the body in a perspiration. If
practicable the bath should be taken
when the body is at its maximum of
vigor. For ordinary life tho most
convenient time for a bath is upon
rising or retiring. A hath upon going
to lied is conducive to sleep. Simply
washing the skin with clear water is
not sufficient for cleanliness. Soap
should be used freely. Even with
soap and water the skin often remains
uuclenn, as is proved by the rolls of
debris that can be rubbed from it after
a vapor bath. The hath should be
taken in a well heated room and
should ever he followed by a sensation
of comfort, otherwise more harm than
good has been done. If the person be
delicate to atmospheric impressions,
take the hath very quickly, and do not
wet the. whole body at once. For a
general bath the water may he of a
temperature that is agreeable to the
bather. Foot baths are invaluable
and may lie taken several times a week
with advantage by all persons. Well
persons may continue them from fif
teen to thirty minutes in water as cool
as enu be borne. Rub dry with towel
and hand and pare tho nails carefully.
This practice keeps tljc feet nice and
rids them of corns.
A girl who had got tired of single
bl essedness, wrote to her intended as
follows: “Dear Jim: cum rite off if
you are coming’ at al, Ed Hilton is
insistin’ that 1 shell heve him and he
hugs aud kisses me so much that I
cau’t hold out much longer.”
Jones—AVhy don’t you lay by
something for a rainy day?
Brown—I have done so. I’m keep
ing tho umbrella Smith loaned me a
Republics were ever ungrateful.
Wc put our great men on postage
stamps, and then punch their heads.—
'There is one good thing about n
pig. He noses business.
THE GREAT SUCCESS
Which our ‘ < hiyx” JDyed Hosiery
met with hut season, and the univer
sal satisfaction given by these abso
lutely fast dye goods lias stimulated
us to still further improvement for
this season, by producing the goods
from Ingrain yarns, thus giving
greater strength and weariug qualities
to the fabric, and at the same time re
taining all the excellent qualities of
dye, which have been so thoroughly
tested and approved in previous sea
Try a pair of Onyx, and you will
never wear- any other stocking, for
every pair is warranted not to stain
the feet aud clothing, and to withstand
the effects of perspiration as well ns
repeated washings. Furthermore,
any pair not found as represented, re
turn them anil your money will bo
None genuine unless stamped with
above trade-mark, . .. ,
FOR SALE ONLY BY
L Levy SI Ci.
Mitchell House Bloct