THOMASVtLLE % GEORGIA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24
VOL. 1 -NO 166.
LET US BE THANKFUL.
Sam Jones Gems.
Here are a few gems from sermons
recently delivered by Rev. Sam Jones
Christianity is the science of life.
With a consecrated good old
mother, it Is impossible for our chil
dren to be dragged into hell. God
pity the child that has a giddy, god
less society mother.
To be saved means to be put in
harmony with God, and to be put in
harmony with God
TflinktjiYteT day w!U toon bo here,
How Uumfcrcl we ehonld be.
Wo re nU been spared tnot’ier rear,
How thar".'el wo at on'd te.
Bnt the re are other Weeing yet.
Whore absence mis us with regret,
•Which If we coo’d In some way get,
How'haokfOl we should be.
If women who attend the play.
How U’anl-tul we should be,
Would put tholr E'Cel ha’ away,
How tbakful we should' be.
If fate would condescend to choke
The Joker w ith bis ancient Joke,
And the o.ooker wi n his chronic croak,
Bow thnoVu! we shor’d be.
" - tout,cos were r’.I ettajhed to bre’ns,
Bow vbsn’: clwet.io ir.be.
i! “Iid^'S were haired t>m ra"way tra's*
How thank'".’ 1 we sboui'" be,
Bo brave, my soul t
Though foes around thoo fighting fast
Would drive thee frem the field at last,
Be bravo!—tho straggle soon Is past,
And then-the promised goal 1
“• My aonl.be strong!
Tbongh great temptations hover near,
And hard may seem the crass to bear,
There Is a Jewel In each tear,
My soul, be irael
Though on tbe shrine of Troth the blsze
Sheds In the dark Its dying raysl
Keep thou thy TlgUs i In the ways
Tbe angel walks with you I
My soul, stand fist!
A little with halting feet
To tread the thorn-paths, scorched with host
Whe.e i-mpicu hearts most Meed and beat I
AH.tie wb*lc—and then tbe sweet
Best of thy Lord at last!
-F. L. BTAsrojr.
means the dis
charge of every Christian duty. ■
Salvation is something that makes
a man look at a thing and ask if it is
right; and if it is wrong,'he will rather
die >han do it.
I’d go to the chain gang and stay
there beiore I’d ever write roy name,
••Sam P. Jones, agent,” for my wife.
God never bestowed a greater
blessing on any community than in
If gum were not by !ef Us chewed,
i dcu.U wor d i.inC'y sieal .he dat'e,
How iannkfcl we sbo.*’«. be.
But let .is be <o rate rerlgued,
Hpwtl'. nkfulwes’io* <‘. be.
For proridence Is good and kind,
How faintin' we should be.
Tiie'.e many things which wo regret,
And wish were olhei wlse, and ye
If we a nice fat iurkey get,
How Ilia'. Id wo shoo'd be.
The Purchase of the Slaves.
From “Lincoln’s Life,” now ap
proaching conclusion in tbe Century,
we find the flowing piece of secret
On the evening of February 5th,
giving it. a good game preacher who
does not fear man or devil.
A consecrated Christian has the
tight of way. - He is never molested.
Brother Biack there don’t want
any more members in his church, lor
hall of those he has got ain’t worth
I tell you a cross is something to
Being baptised amounts to nothing
unless it means something.
If any one don’t believe what I say,
and will tell me so to roy face, I will
give him a hat and some dentist a
job of replacing his teeth from the
wisdom tooth down.
I, the biggist fish that swims.
The penitent sinner is the man who
falls down, jumps up, rubs his shins
and goes to running.
Doing.aaod.to others,jmd jieing
1865, President Lincoln called his
cabinet together and read to them
the following draft of a message and
proclamation, which he hod wtil.en
Wanted to Knew of Angels.
From the New Yolk Tilbuic.
“Auntie, did the angels carry Mrs.
Jones np to heaven T* . ; - ■
“Why, Charlie, T think so. Mrs.
Jones was a good woman.”
i “She was an awfully fat woman.
The angels must 5s strong.
: Passengers on the train from Wood
lawn turnedato look at the six-year*
old boy who was bent on getting in
formation. He was a manly little
fellow, with a bright, pretty face that
showed intelligence beyond his years.
His-young aunt seemed to be anxious
to stop the flow of questions, but he
was bound to know something more
about angels then and there.
“How do you koow there, are
angels, Auntie Y’
“Because we read about them.
Wait until you can rend and then you
will know more about them.”
“But why—why don’t we see the
angels? Did you ever see an angel ?”
daring the day, and upon which he
Invited their opinion and advice:
“Fellow citizens of the Senate and
House of Representatives: I respect
fully recommend that a joint reso
lution, substantially os follows, be
adopted, as soon as practicable, by
your honorable bodies: Resolved, by
tbe Senate and House of Representa
tives of tbe Uni ted States of America
in Congress assembled. That the.
President of the United States is
hereby empowered in his discretion,
to pay four hundred millions of
dollars to tbe stat33 of Alabama,
Arkansas, Delaware, Florida. Georgia,
We have just re
ceived 12 pieces of
Dress Goods in all
the leading colors.
These goods are
36 inches wide,and
we offer them at
the extremely low
price of 26 cts. per
pard. At this low
price we expect to
close them all out
10 new rolls of
new patterns, just
When out shop
ping, ladies will do
well to drop in at
and inspect the va
rious lines of new
goods, just being
opened. They are
very handsome and
ait very attractive
We are very busy
and havn’t time to
say much about
them in this issue,
but will be sure to
please you if you
will give us a call.
unselfish is the best evidence ' of a
The reflex influence of a kind act
has more of the power of religion in
it than any revival meeting you ever
Do not frown upon and condemn
the erring, have patience with each
We must help each other and work
together as brothers.
I don’t care whether • people like
my illustrations or not, so they come
to hear me. The important point is to
get them to take the medicine. If 1
“Hush I Don’t talk so loud, Char
lie. Ofcourso we don’t see them, but
we see their pictures. Don’t you re
member the angels in that pretty
book that Uncle John sent you I”
“Yes, but—but where do the angels
get their pictures taken, Acntie?
Is thero a gallery where they take
pictures of angels—only just of .an
“Perhaps so. I don’t know.”
“Then why don’t the angels put on
more olothes when they have their
pictures taken Y'
“Oh, Charlie I Please la quiet.
You will make auntie’s head aohe f ’
Charlie meditated in silence a few
minutes, and remarked: “I don’t
know why Mr. Brown said you were
“Williamsbridge!” shouted the
brakeman, and as the train came lo a
standstill, the small hoy got a shaking
and a whispered warning that stopped
all further talk about angels.
The Tar Heel Centennial.
Fayetteville/N. C., Nov. at.—
Fayetteville, the metropolis of the
Cape Fear district of North Carolina,
was flooded to its utmost capacity to-
day./- This 'was the great day ol the
centennial of the ratification of the
constitution of the United States by
North Carolina. It is estimated that
30,000 people were present. Senator
Ransom delivered an address on North
Carolina’s position in ratifying the con
The town is alive with military and
visitors. The'cadets of the Davis
school at La Grange arrived here, to
day 180 strong, and other military
organizations and bands are also pres
ent. A display ot fireworks took place
to-night at the fair grounds.
A letter from Hon. Jefferson Davis,
expressing his inability to be present,
and commenting upon North Caroli
na's position in ratifying the constitu
tion, was read to-day.
Senator Vance arrived and will de
liver an address to-morrow.
The United States marine band
gave a concert this evening at the re
viewing stand, which was attended by
physician, and a fellow came
to me with a coated tongue and a
billious appearance I would prescribe
calomel, and he might say he had no
more confidence in it than chalk, but
if I could get about ten grains oi it
down him, day would break early for
him next morning.
We want that religion that will
make us stick to a brother till the
world burns down.
What we need is every Christian to
If you see a drunken man, do not
spurn him but take him up, carry him
home and just take care of him and
try and reform him.
The Lord can catch these infidels;
the only trouble is He hardly has a
hook small enough for them to swal-
The consciousness of doing good to
others is the happiest and most con
soling feeling a man can have.
I can put a hundred of these little
infidels in my vest pocket, and never
know they are there except I felt for
Selfishness is the bane of life.
The Great Leader and Benefactor,
132 BROAD ST.
A Dark Day In Chicago.
Chicago, November 21.—It was as
dork in Chicago at 10 o’clock to-day
as it usually is at 10 o’clock at night
A heavy fog settled over the city.
At noon it is considerably lighter and
a drizzling rain is falling.
There were time inches in depth
of snow on Lookout mountain at
Chattanooga, on Tuesday., _1~. « Y
| sition to Justice Mark Blanfordr
a tremendous crowd.