Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA. DECliMBEK 189Q. OF THE GREAT CLEARANCE SALE' 1866 THE LARGEST AND OLDEST HOUSE SOUTH. 18! CHAMBERLIN, JOHNSON CO.. IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, SHOEs 51- We will close the year s work with an inventory ol stock. Our purchases for the fall and winter being unusually large, we are make prices to reduce the immense quantity of goods on hand. HOW CAN THIS BE DONE IN TWO WEEKS? A few rifled well aimed at the trade will explain how we can clear out thousands of dollars each day. We know of but one plan to force our ex- it M known we carry nothing but first-class goods, PKICES MUST DO THE WORK. Come early and take choice. Every in tne store is lull ol new and stylish goods that must be sold. Some of the goods will so of nr carry them over, of Price or cost> as we can't V ----7 FURS, CLOAKS, JACKETS, will pay you to come to Atlanta Jto see these goods. Never in the history of i! wTf aY V r ?nd of kind to clear completely out. GENTS' AND LADS' ALL WOW limit on a lot of these goods. First come, first served. Ui A J DRiESS AND SHORT LENGTHS.-A11 can make their claims in this department. Come early Prices made to make a clean sweep of every remnant, short length, and odds and ends in the house. f A i a __ _j_ j n men wi se A -MADE These will not only interest housekeepers, but we have been selling quantities of them to i Coquette or Wilton Rug. These Rugs are maoefrom remits S closed without reserve Everybody can have anice Rug; value of goods no object. ODD LOTS IN We have, we think, the cleanest and by far the finest Shoe stock in the southern cTn rTed' leaves broke" ol REMEM TWO WFFKS "tS Ty before taking as K as _ _____ everything possible to lacilitate taking our annual inventory to close .uc ,ciw a CHAMBERLIN, JOHNSON CO. 66 and 68 Whitehall and 1. 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 Hunter Street, Atlanta, Ga. THOSE COLLEGE BOYS CJ.PEBS TBEI CUT Ilf XJ3IT TOBK Bets Bill Arp to Thinking About the Modern Way of Teat-lime the Youth of the Topics. I was ruminating over those college boys, S69 Yale college boys on a lark in New York painting the town red, booting, howling and yelling in the hotels and saloons and in the streets like a lot of escaped lunatics, running over the police and the people, and making everybody get out of their way. It must have been an awful time, according to the news- papers, and I had a letter from a friend who lives there, and he says that nothing like it ever seen in pandemonium. As a Dutch- man said to me, "It was a wiot, a wow, a And it was all because they had beaten the Princeton boys at a game of foot- ball. Good gracious, what a glorious victory what a grand success, what a magnificent and herpic deed. They actually beat the other fellows lucking a ball, and it took 3G9 drunks to complete the victory. Last year there was a shameful riot at Harvard, and a hotel burned up. What is the matter with the northern boys and the northern colleges. We don't have any such carousements down south. I know there are none such in Georgia. Our college boys don't have any time to run off 600 miles to kick a hall. Our Oxford boys don't dare to gofortv miles to Atlanta unless it ia with a special per- mit tohave iheir photographs taken as a class some Saturday morning, and thoy have to 0.0 Back on the evening train. I would like to peruse Dr. Boggs's countenance if the Athens boys were to as6 for a week's recess to go some- and kick a ball. What kind of educa- tion are these Yale boys maybe they Have just joined the gymnastic department and nothing else. Alter they have gotten their diplomas I would like to ask them a few ques- tions in mathematics. I would like to know if forty boys can kick an eight-inch ball 200 hundred yards In forty minutes, on a basis ten drinks to the boy, how many drinks will U take to enable fifty boys to kick a seven-inch T? i thir'y minutes. If ball kicking is to be their business thoy ought to know how to do that sum. Heaven helps us when these boys are to take onr places. The whole north seems to be tainted with this same liberty of thin eo as ou leas y when man is to the college his boys must be. under no restraint Vai Harvard had a year in bequests for the last ten years. Mavbe some of the boys are doing well and makine good nse of their time, but I wonldent risk a toy of mine there. I -arouident risk s. boy or girl at any Institution north of EhiladelAifc They are too free and too fast. TBM. I believe in my heart that the south -will liavo to save this government from a wreck; and that duty wm be npon he? before the end of the century. The moralitv and conservatism of the southern peotS? right now the safeguard, of tho naMonV The bad men, tho proihgato uis.1 the lawless will soon outnumber the good, honest, SwlwdTng people of the north. I overheard a good-look- ing, finely dresaed New York youth SaTto Mr Hughes, on the cars: "I don't like yourtown of Atlanta a man has to walk S a dnnk it >wf ul tiresome. I liveon ThSd 6 ta "ad there ar are over 300 on that avenue. Whena wants a drink there is a him on tho line." w nere have you been, Jones 1" said I to JeUow-cMKea. .Said he: "I have been down _ i ehcapsr than I could have done else Mine peculiar and a Job, required skilful hands. did it, wid they did it wen I h them thank them. And 3 and take heed to suggestions that it has Been a pleasure to me to visit the institution I wish that I had a hoy to send there." And then I thought about the girls' indus- trial school that we are building at Milledge- yille. and how quickly it will be filled when it is nnished, and how, before many years, those working girls will be mating with those work- ing boys, and what an independent team it will make in flghtine tho battle of life: what a contrast to the ball kickers and the dudes and butterflies that infest our cities and do nothing bnt pay calls and receive calls, and read novels in bed, and get up to breakfast at 10 o'clock, and change their apparel three or four times a day. I have but little patience witn these college girls who skim through and read a composition that somebody else wrote, and carry homo a painting that tlie teacher painted, and then begin to circulate and visit their when they are not on the go, their classmates are on the here they go and there they go, and it all costs money, and the old folks get no good, and no help, and no comfort from either the coming or going, and when it is too late they realize that sending tbe daughter to a fashionable col- lege was a sad mistake. It has not made thorn bad or strong minded, but they are just no account, that's all. I say it deliberately, and from long observation, that if a girl is sent away from home to college, and stays there two or three years, nine out of ten will be no acconnt when they come home. They may be good scholars, and even smart in "chemistry and geometry and astronomy, but her business in life is not to use the blowpipe, nor measure the earth, nor the stars. When the college is at borne, and the girl lives at home and helns her mother, and does some housework every day. a college ia a good thing for her, but work must be mixed with study, or the girl or the boy will be no account. Of course, the ;irl will come homo accomplished, and will inow how to stand up and sit down, and walk around gracefully, and how to smile, and sing, and recline, and languish, and all ;hat, but she is not going to cut and it and make a dress for little Sally nor help Bob with his arithmetic. Worse than all, some sentimental society editor of a newspaper will mention her as the charming and lovely Miss Euphronia, and that will almost make a fool of her. Mayhap she will visit Atlanta or Macon or Augusta and the society editor will note her arrival and use adjectives upon hi SOME PEN PICTTJBES Of THE MOST PSOMIlfENT ttEXB- ODZST Wlio Are Now In Attendance on the North. Georgia Conference in Washington. ILives anfl WASHINGTON, Ga., December Just thirty-three years ago, the old Georgia conference met in this handsome town, Bishop Paine presiding. Since that date tbe old con- ference has been divided into two bands.known respectively as the North and South Georgia conferences. The former body is again in ses- sion at this place, Bishop It. K. Hargrove oc- cupying the episcopal chair. Last Wednesday morning as the town clock struck the hour of 9, the bishop, with true Methodistic punctu- ality rapped the conference to order. Tbe opening exercises were deeply impressive, es- pecially the conference singing, which had the old-time touch of power and pathos, rarely heard outside of an annual conference. When Secretary Baxter had nnished the roll call, the sad fact was revealed to tho older members that not exceeding a score of the "old guard" responded. There is here a theme for moral- izing, but we forbear. Many of the details of tbe minute business of the conference have already appeared in the columns of THE CON- STITUTION we therefore restrict this specia correspondence to some glances at the per sonel of this important body of clerica and lay delegates, representing a constituenc of eighty odd thousand communicants. Bishop Hargrove, who is quite naturally the most striking figure of the conference, is a native of Alabama and a graduate of the uni versity of that state. After serving for twenty years on prominent stations and districts, lie was elected to the episcopacy in 1832. He afterwards or dainecl in connection with Alpheus W. Wil- son, of Maryland: J. C. Cranberry, ginia, and Linus Parker, of Loulsian: in every town and village and hamlet, and if the state can't provide all tho money the coun- ties ought to supplement it with a county tax The country will never be able to cope with the towns until her people have more and oetter schools. Every year the country loses some more of their best citizens. Just as soon as a farmer is able to move to town he moves The wife and the daughters bring a pressure for society and schools and churches. Ton years ago I lived in a good naborhood five miles from town. One by one my nabors left me, Mr. Dobbins and tho Aubreys, and Freeman and the Bufords, and Mr. Cot- Keever, and Montgomery and Goodson and Flemnung and Johnson, and last of all Mr. MuDford and Mr. Benfro. Our twelve families are all in town now, and we came mainly for schools and churches. White ten- ants and negroes have taken onr places and of course the farms will be ran down to some extent. There -will be no social gatherings and no farmers' clubs, and good schools witii trained teachers. the endree church, From that period of Vir- .------------ina. That ------------------w--------. great bluegrass orator, Bishon elegant, graceful, fawn-like, sylph-like, brill- preached tho ordination sermon in iant, exquisite, beautiful and divine. Bight McKreachers are not always the best conference vorkers. Dr. Eustace W. Speer rarely made a ten-minute speech on the conference floor xcept by some sort of compulsion and yet in his prime he had few equals in the -rralpit. Dr. W. P. Harrison, a very prodigy f learning, was never a conference talker men who shape the business of the con- erence and influence its deliberations are men f affairs. They are not of necessity self-as- ertlve, bnt they mnst needs be aelf-poised. Some of them, like Unclo Billy IParfcs care very little for the niceties of grammar or tlie graces of oratory. They seldom attempt to soar above the level or reach of the common mind. Like Thoirtaa Gradgnad, of Dickem fame, ther an gnat (ttcklan for and are loaded to muxzle "ttabbom thine-" taMiu- few of then leaden ia Horth William D. Ajxtenm prKtn.Mrl tbe-on at UM Bttttt but I will undertake to say that if you would fiftd an orator be sure you take a man that has A broad month. Candler, hardly less than Clay or Toombs. has that mark in the superlative degree. What a gush or cab bnt horse sense put into the bem Emrlish that Chaucer wrote in hm Canterbury Tales, and Addisou packed into the successive numbers of the Tattler and Spectator. How sad to think that either a refractory liver or overwrought nerves have sorely impaired his health at a time when the church and the college greatly need his wisest and utmost en- deavors! Don't prod or press him at this juncture. Let him have sound sleep, not less than seven would be oetter. Give him Norfolk oysters or mutton chops, washed down with a little sherry or milder stimulant for "his stomach's- supple- mented with moderate outdoor exercise. By this or some similar method you may restore him to bis wonted vigor and bring back his former volume of utterance. Somebody has hinted that if the proposed college endowment should jump to a round the patient would be cured. This is sentiment, but is it sound sense 1 We trow not. Sach a growth of the endowment would be helpful, but the case is not one of hypochondria. Three months' vacation, with an ocean voyage, would be a wiser prescription. Habersham J. Adams, a university student and then a lawyer, has for many vears shown hiinscif greatly useful in all depart- ments of ministerial work. On some of the heaviest districts he has manifested a high orderol administrative ability. When in his prime he and the lamented James E. Ev- ans were the most vigilant and untiring pas- tors I hare met in nearly forty years of expe- rience _ and observation. This matter of preaching from noose to house, which Paul practicedat is fallen into disrepute m some charges and with some preachers. But for the example of a few like Jarrell, Bybum, Seals, Bowdcn, Kobson, King and others, amongst the younger men, who are fol- lowing in the footsteps of the fathers, this form of service wonM soon be numbered with tin' MTtt" of tlin Mothodilt ministry. In thfl conference room, and .ndort] during the enure conference aewlon. Brother never tnhmglv pe man. be has tbe watches clow ttrm fat verr believed right and proper to be front a majority that would overwhelm! feebler convictions and weaker nems. 1 has done tho conference excellentssrnctii time to time by speaking right and measures, when it would have bttn agreeable to mere flesh and blood to jtatL _ unpleasantduty. Lctitnot be inferred thtttal is something harsh in tiie good man. He is noted for his manner in social intercoarse with all MrMtf conditions of men. W. F. Cook is of about the same sge it 1 ministry with H. J. Adams. He is a of Emory college, in tho class of 1" and has filled very acceptably of the largest stations and districts in tto" ference. He seems delicate in his i structure, but has a voice eqnal to the fl_ of a camp meetinceongrejration. on occasion with fluency and force on ference floor, but I have noted that H it UI grown in years, he has become more I We have heard that Milledgeville conference, pronooneM speech on the report of the cation as tho best delivered on occasion. Dr. Cook is one of the t belles letters scholars of the conference, writer ho is highly esteemed. In tbs Ing elder's office he has few equakir. connection. He has .served several termini 13 feneral conference, and bis orethren 1 oubtless again call him to honorable position. Like TimotfoTf was blessed -nith a pious ancestry: "aU" 1 Samuel, was called early into the serria I the sanctuary. Clement A. Evans deserves to a conference leader, as shown by the li he has sometimes polled for a place ut I general conference delegation. True, he seldom occupies tbe confers floor, and only w hon he is impelled by cor j Vlctions of duty. His judgment (5 nigW? 1 spected by his brethren. In the 1 of the business affairs of the church he I quently consulted, and as an adnier rarely at fault. For quite a number of he wao a popular and efficient pastor gusta, Atlanta, Athens and in oilier leMUl communities. More recently his shattered health, sultofsomcM ounds received at Seten and Mpnocacy. has, m some measure, ified him for heavy ministerial -work. _ a few months past he Tinq recovered hi- strength, and is qmtc sure to be some prominent position. The church afford to spare a workman of bis spieoaw and graces. Evans, alike in the on the battlefield, was a jewel of General Phil Cook has recently Evans is the only great soldier he ever that would not at times do a little carsinf. AH through the war he held fat Christian or preach, as the Not from lack ot material, bat from jjcin spaper space -u o all special to other distinguished conference leaders. -'shop Haygood, before f UbkUL ililU came connexional officers, were nent in the doings of the body. A sion to such lay delegates as Hon. 1- wether, Colonel W. H. Pilcher, W. K. Hammond, tho Christian I Judge W. W. Turner, of Law latter zentlcman is not present at tl but is expected before the close of aii Judge T., like the late duel Jackson, and the not tinguished T. K. E. Cobb, is a oat Such examples as tlie. strata the possibility of preacnujcj outside the clerical vestments of i surplice." in all its bearings, but ire are dined to sympathize with the pwm tions of Moses, theHebrewllawgirer: to God that all the Lord's prophets." There breathes in ,j __iptoyed, employed. eonnf by the me.Bdlnci.nd very Itttl. In advocacy of what the clinrrJi will lie cursed and cranVisni A ntimberof the an lurk Harwell and Wa'tcr Milibv t'.ie.r confrere to btaw the Tbese ftrr "wailing, oiil] Mular'i la rSPAPER?