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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, October 26, 1889, Image 1

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We will divide profits with you. Dry goods, cloth ing, shoes, hats complete in every department. Bar- f ains in every line. hey are waiting fbr you. Come and pluck them. It will pay you. I 4it uVMiiMiJViii, . • *.. Ihe Great Leader, and -Benefactor, 132 BROAD ST. A Negro Outrage. Persons who walked the streets of that good republican stronghold, Murray City, Ohio, one of Foraker’s pet boroughs, last Wednesday morn ing would have observed a “banner with a queer device,” swung to the bieeze. It did not bear that favorite motto of the Republican party, ‘‘the tarifl is not a tax,” nor any other text of the doctrine that high taxation conducive to national wealth. The republicans who swung this banner seems to have been igoorant of the fine points upon which their leaders base their stupendous ora tions. They had a simpler purpose and went at it by more honest meth ods. (Jpon their banner they inscrib ed these few plain words: “No blacks are wanted in this place.” This elegant placard was at once an announcement of a general princi ple held by the generous people of this good republican town and an explanation of a little episode which had occurred the night before. That was nothing more than the burning to the ground of the humblo home . of George Washington, a peaceable ne gro citizen. It appears -that George and bis family were the only negro inhabitants ot Murray City. Possi bly George had read or heard of the expressions of love and solicitude for his race which are spouted daily from the republican press of Ohio, and had gone there hoping to find a prom ised land equal to that which Moses found for the people of Israel. . Ac cordingly George Washington (col ored) moved bis wife and babies to the land of brotherly love, where color is no consideration and the black man has every chance of his brother in white—according to Gov ernor Foraker’s organs. He was the only negro settler in the place, and, according to the professions of our republican friends, should have been the recipient of marked kind ness. At least he should have had a showing. His property should have been protected and he and his family shielded from the danger of being roasted in bed. But all his fond illu sions were dispelled. A midnight incendiary fired his poor home, and as he stood shivering in the gray dawn he could see the edict of the good people of Murray City, Ohio: ‘‘No blacks are wanted in this place.” No offense was charged against George Washington. His crime was only that he was black. He could not hare been a dangerous or a turbulent fact or, for he was the only negro man in the city. A more outrageous or un provoked exhibition of race prejudice is not to be found in the history of the country. A more cowardly at tack upon a law-abiding, decent ne gro citizen has never been known. And yet it occurred in Ohio, a state which is denominated by a party which advocates the subjection of the South to military rule at elections to secure the rights of the poor, oppres sed negro. The next time John Sher man’s eyes are running over with crocodile tears for the hardships of the negro let him bathe the lawless wretches of Murray City, O., in their chilly flood. When Joe Foraker poises next as the friend of the suffering freedman let him demonstrate his sincerity by hauling up the cowardly incendiaries who burned tho homo of George Washington oypr the heads of himself and his wife and children. The above from the Macon Tele graph, is commended to the prayerful consideration of the men who are howling about the rights of the negro. The negro is as well protected in bis rights at the South as he is at the North—and in many instances ho is better protected. Ifortherp mechan ics, in hundreds of places, refuse to work with colored mechanics. It is far different down here; Southern white and oolared mechanics work together everywhere. A colored me chanic is given a fair showing in the South; he is not given a fair showing at the North. THEY WANTED M’lVER But Ho Wouldn’t Go-“Why I Helped Tend These Southern Boys and Can’t Leave Them. Duriug Gov. Hill’s recent visit to Atlanta, the Now Yorkers tried to capture Mclver and carry him to the north. They liked the looks of tho old man and his fine record, and wanted him to cast his lot with the great state of New York. When Gov. Hill and the distin guished members of his party were introduced to Mclver, the courteous and dignified representative, it was noticed that they were very much im pressed by the solitary negro, in the Georgia legislature. Gov. Hill asked him how he was treated. He was treated all right. Hon. Roswell P. Flower perpetrated a witicism and Chancellor Pierson seemed very solicitous about Mclver’s political future. ■ To the Governor of New York, Mclyer said: “There is but the difference of a skin between us. You are white; * am black. ’* -i/ttol aod stopped before a nice house, It was not noticed that Mclver said . . . .... . to Gov. Hill, “I am a democrat.” But the climax ot the “entente cor- diale,” so to speak, was reached when grave Chancellor Pierson drew tho old negro aside and said: “Mclver, do they treat you right down here?” “Yes, sir; they alwayshave treated Mclver right.” “I mean, do they see to it that you are privided for?” “I drew myself up,” said the repre- | sentative from Liberty, as he told the ' story, “I drew'myself up, and said, of A course, they treat me right and pro vide for me. Southern people always treat the darky right.” “Well,” Baid the chancellor, “if you will come to New York with us wo will give you a position in Brook lyn. If you don’t care to come now, come whenever you want to, aud we will see that you are taken good care of.” “Boss,” said Mclver to the writer, “I helped to tend so many southern boys, I couldn’t leave the south. I served for Colonel Jones, of Augusta, before tho war. and when the southern troops marched to the field I went with them; I went with Colonel Dick Aiken, and was with him at Fort Pulaski. Clear to the end of the wni I fought for my people and was cap tured by Sherman in Georgia, That was the last northerner that will ever capture Mclver. I fought for the south, and God help me if I go away from the south in my old age.” And the old man went back to bis scat, honored by such a representa tive, and tho team were gathering in his eyes. He went saying slowly to himself. “The southern people havo treated me kindly and I’ll stay among them till I die-”—Atlanta Journal. Cured of Flirting From the Nebraska City Press. “No more flirting for me, boys,” remarked a drummer to some of his acquaintances, one of whom was a reporter on the Press. “I used to go without smoking when I was dying for a cigar, just so I could go into the la dies’ car, but Im’ cured. On my last run into Lincoln I met a nice young lady. She was agreeable, and ot course I made myself as nearly so as possible, I had a pleasant half hour with her before we reached the sta tion, and of coutse when we got off there I asked her if there were any parcels I could carry for her. She smiled bewichinsly and said that I might help her if I would be so kind. Then she pointed to the seat right be hind where we sat, and there were three babies, assorted sizes, asleep. Well, I was in for it, so I picked up the biggest ones, one on either arm, while she took the kid. We marched out and found a carriage, and I put her in and was about to say good day, when she smiled again so bewichingly, and asked me to get-in. I rouldn’t reluse, you know, sol wentalong. We drove out to somewhere near the cap- A man came running out, lifted out the babies, kissed them, lilted out the young woman kissed her two or. three times and told the driver he might go Would you believe it, She was so spoony on that husband of hers that she never said goodbye to me, nor looked in my direction at all; and that ain’t the worst of it. I had to pay the carriage hire myself and lost a half a day’s time in the bargain. That woman cured me of flirting as long as I live.” Young Miss Wilgus—“Where are you going, papa?” Rev. Mr. Wilgus —“To the temperance meeting. We iuteud to iuauguraie a movement to save the young men of the country.” Young Miss Wilgus—“Try and save a real nice one for me, will you, papa dear?”—Terro H&qto Express. A clergyman, consoling a young widow on the death of her husband, remarked that oho could not find his equal. “I know I can’t,” replied the sob bing fair one. “But,” she added, witea heavenly smile. “I mean to try.” Theyo are qn the Notional pension rolls i,7Q0 widows of Revolutionary peusioners, and 17,000 of the war of 1812, Laur—I tell you, Emily, I will never marry the man who doesn’t love me! Emily—I will never love a man who doesn’t many me. Columbia, S. C., Oct. as.—Some very curious facts in connection with the recent lynching of young Robert Betrier for the murder of his mother- in-law, near Lexington, N. C., have just come to light. A party who wit nessed the hanging says Berrier was taken Irom the jail at 7:30 o’clock and immediately carried to the outskirts of the town under a large oak tree. Here the mob stopped and asked the prisoner if he was ready to die. Ber rier said he would be if he would meet his wife and babe in heaven. The mob then informed him that he would be allowed time to prepare for death. About this time a drummer who was in town came upon the scene and asked to be allowed to pray with the condemned man. His request was granted, and he knelt down by the side of Berrier and prayed very fervently that God would save his soul. During the prayer many hearty “Amens.”and such responses as "God grant it,” Jesus receive his spirit,” etc., went up from the mob. For more than three hours praying and regular services were conducted. A few min uites belore midnight Berrier express ed his willingness to die. He was then placed on a horse with a rope around his neck, and then, as an appropriate hymn was raised, the horse was led from under him, and his body left dangling in the air. The possibilities of Arizona, as men tioned in the report of the committee on irrigation, arc Inr greater than have ever been estimated before they were carefully studied. The valley of the Gila is said to be as fertile as that of the Nile. In that section alone there are ten millions of acres that can be reclaimed, one-third from the surface waters alone. In New Mexico there are 25,000,000 acres, and in California 20,000,000. “Woll, I oan’t see any fun in atten din' court,” said an observing old lady. “Every time a witness goes to tell anything that’s got anything to do with the cose, all the lawyers jump up and holler, and the Judge rules the testimony oul.”—Pack. Ben Harrison does sat fill the chair YBcaled biy Mr, Cleveland. He is lost |n its capacious measurement. Dodging an Issue. Two conspicuous instances of the prejudice in the north against the negro have occurred within the last few days. On Tuesday, in tho Epis copal convention in New York, an effort was made to bring up the ques tion of the status of the negro in the Episcopal church. The negro, it is well understood, is claiming a fuller recognition. The committee of the convention which had this matter in charge made a majority and a minori ty report. The majority report was accompanied by a resolution giving the negro equal brotherhood in the church. The minority report stated that the adoption of this resolution would involve the acceptance of a principle which, the minority be lieved, it would be impossible to adopt. The convention refused by a vote of 100 to 121 to take up the mat ter, and thus dodged it. The dele gates who wanted it taken up were from the south and west. Thoso who opposed it were mainly from the north. A month or more ago a negro of excellent charater, who has an unim peached and unimpeachable record as a soldier in the union army, npplied to the Nathaniel Lyon Post, at Hart ford, Conn., for ndmission to the grand army. A strong opposition to his admission at once developed. After a month’s strugglo it was found that he could not gain admission, and his application was withdrawn. There is prejudico against tho ne gro in all parts of the country. It is hypocritical for the republican organs to pretend that it does not exist io the north. It is stronger thero than in the south, notwithstanding the fact that the senior class at Harvard has just elected a negro to the position of class orator. If the republican press would devote more of its attention to prejudice against tho negro in the north and hss to it in the south, there would be less friction between the two Bectious. Now Going on -AT- LBYY’S DrvMsHotsi. Our Mr. Levy having closed out, while in Ne w York, large lots of Common ns slate pencils are, and extensive as is their use in all the schools of the country, their manu facture is one of our most peculiar industries. Thero is only one slate pencil factory in all the United States. It employs only twenty-five men, and it turns out 30,000 slate pencils a day. It hardly seems that this quantity would be sufficient, but since chew ing gum has come into such general vogue the consumption ot slate pencils has evidently fallen off. A French mayor, who at one time hold the office of slipeudary magis trate, was about to perforin the civil service of marriage “Mademoiselle gating, that OUr X- —he said, addressing tho bride, ° “do you agree to take Mr. Z , here present, for your wedded hus band ?” And, after the young lady had replied in the affirmative, the mayor, turning to the bridegroom, delivered himself as follows: “Pris oner at the bar, what have you to say in your defenso ?’ Judge—Do you know the prisoner, Mr. Jonc? Jones—Yes, to tho hone. Judge—What’e his character ? Jones—Didn’t know he bad any. Judge—Does he live near you ? .Jones—So near that I know ho has speot less than $5 for firewood in eight years.—New York Sun. “I don’t think Jones has been in dulging too much,” said his kindly believing spouse; “but still I thought it rather odd of him that ho should wrench the knocker ofi tho front door and bring it up to me as I sat in bed, saying that he’d gathered another rose for me out of the garden; poor, dear, simple boy I He’s just as lov ing and sentimental as ever he was.” —Troy Press. “Well, what do you think of the new neighbors who have moved in next door Mrs. Pryer?” “I haven’t had a chance to form an opinion. They haven’t had a washing day yet.” New Markets, Modjeskas. ALSO A URGE LOT OF Misses' and Childrens' Cloaks & Reefers, direct from the manufacturers, we feel confident in as- Prices on them are FAl BELOW the cost of manu facture. Call early before the choice ones are picked over. -■1 l§ISfc.I v" Jssai 3