Is the Earth in Danger From the
i l Prof. Joseph F. Jones answers, in a
recent issue of the Popular Science
Monthly, the question, “Is it safe to
drill the earth tdo much?” The pro
fessor assumes the earth to be a hol
low sphere filled with a gaseous sub
stance, called by us natural gas, and
. *' he thinks that tapping these reser
voirs Vill cause disastrous explosions,
resulting from the lighted gas com
ing in contact with that which is es
caping. He compares the earth with
a balloon floated and kept extended
by the gas in the interior, which, if
exhausted, will cause the crust to
collapse, affect the motion of the
earth in its orbit, cause it to lose it"
place among the heavenly bodies,
and fall to pieces.
Auother wrter thinks that drilling
should be prohibited by stringent
Inws. He, too, thinks there is a
possibility of an explosion, though
from another cause. Should such a
disaster occur, “the coun ry along
the gas belt from Toledo through
Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will he
ripped up to the depth of 1,200 feet
or 1,500 feet, and flopped over like a
pancake, leaving a chasm through
which the waters of Lake Erie will
come down, filling the Ohio and Mis
sissippi valleys, and blotting them out
Still another theorist has investi
gated the gas wells with telephones
and delicate thermometers, and he
announces startling discoveries. He
distinguished sounds like the boiling
of rocks, and estimated that a mile
* and one half or so beneath the Ohio
and Indianna gas field the tempera
ture of the earth is 3,500°.
The scientist says an immense cav
ity exists, and that here the gas is
stored, that a mile below the bottom
of the javity is amass of roaring,
seething flames, which is gradually
eating into the rock floor of the cav
ern and thinning it. Eventually the
flames will reach the gas and a terrific
explosion will ensue. — Scientific
The Chicago Inter-Ocean gives a
list of great earthquakes, floods and
fires. First the earthquakes: In
their chronological order they were as
follows. December 5, 1456, at. Na
pies, 40,000 persons were destroyed;
December 26, 1531, at Lisbon, 30,-
000; July 2, in Japan, several cities
and thousands of lives destroyed; July
35, 1626, at Naples, 70,000; April 6,
1667, at Ragusa, 5,000, during three
months, 1667, at Schamaki, 80,000; in
September, 1693, in Sicily, 100,000;
in 1703, at Jeddo, 200,000; May and
June 1715, at Algiers, 15,000; Novem
ber 30,1731, at Pekin, 100,000; Oc
tober 28, 1746, at Lima and Callao,
18,000; September 1754, at Grand
Cairo, 40,000; June 7, 1755, at Ivash-
an, Persia, 40,000; November 1, 1756,
at Lisbon, 50,000; February 4, 1797,
in the country lying 1 etween Santa
Fo and Panama, 40,000; August 14,
1851, at Melfit, Italy, 14,000; Decern
ber 16, 1857, at Calabria, 10,000;
March 20, 1860, at Mendoza, South
America, 7,000; August 13 and 15,
1868, in Peru and Ecuador, 25,000.
Among most destructive inunda
tions are those in April 17,1421, when
the sea broke over Dort, drowning
100,000 people; in 1530, when Hol
land was overwhelmed and 400,000
persons drowned, and in 1617, when
50,000 were drowned at Catalonia.
There have been numerous floods in
which as many as 1,000 persons were
drowned, and those in which the loss
of life was less are beyond record.
Fires have been fatal to large mim
bers at times, but have been more
hurtful in work ing destitution upon
masses than in the actual destruction
of life. During the London fire of
1212 there were 3,000 lives lost, but
that was through the drowning of the
crowd driven into the water. The
forest fires of October, 1871, burning
in Michigan and Wisconsin were, per
haps, the most destructive of life in
history, 2,000 lives being lost. In the
great Chicago fire of the same time
there were hut 200 lives reported lost,
though it was impossible to ascertain
whether that was the maximum figure.
Washington, June 11.—The
President will leave Washington the
latter part of this month for Deer
Park, Md., where a cottage has been
prepared for his reception. The
length of his visit has not been settled.
Brunswick, Ga., June 11.—There
are only three days more until the
encampment. Already both hotels on
the island arc full, and more than 100
tents have been engaged by private
,V Paris, June 11,—Three hundred
= i and fifty four thousand persons vis-
1 ited the exposition yesterday. Of
this number 36,000 made the ascent
of the Eiffel tower.
This remedy is becoming so well known
^ *nd so popular as to need no special uien-
: ji tlon. All who have used Eitctric Bitters
ring llic same song of praise.—A purer mid-
Icine does not exist and it is guaranteed to
do all that is claimed. Klectne Bitters will
cure all diseases of the Liver and Kidneys,
> will remove Pitnplts, Boils, Salt Rheum and
other affections caused by impure blood—
Will dnre malarii from the system and pre
vent as well ns cure all Maiuriul fevers—
For cure of headache, constipation anil in
digestion try Electric Hitters—Entire satis
faction guaranteed, or money refunded.
Price SO et*. and $1.00 |>er bottle at
S. J. CASSEL’8
t. Drug Store.
An artist employed . in decorating
the properties of an old church in Bel
gium, being refused payment in the
lump, was asked for details, and sent
in his hill as follows:
Corrected the len commandments
Embelished Pontius Pilate and put
a new libbon on It is bonnet $3 20.
Put a new tail on the rooster of St
Peter and mended his comb. $1.20-
Re plumed and gilded the left wing
f the Guardian Angel. $4 10.
Washed the servant of the High
Priest and put carmine on bis cheeks,
Renewed Heaven, adjusted two stars
id cleaned the moon, $7 15.
Renovated flames of Purgatory and
restored souls, $3 07.
Rewived the flames of hell, put a
new tail on the devil, mended his left
hoof and did several jobs for the damn
Re-bordercd the robe of Herod and
re-adjusted Ins wig, S4.80.
Cleaned the ears of Balaam’s ass
and shod him, $3 02.
Put ear-rings into the cars of Sarah,
Put a stone into David’s sling and
enlarged the head of Goliah and ex
tended his l»gs, 83-02.
Decorated Noah’s ark. $3.00.
Mended the shirt of the prodigal
son and cleaned his ears, $4 00.
l’LKNTY OF COTTON RAGGING.
A recent publication, expressing
apprehension that a sufficcnt quantity
of cotton bagging could not be man
ufactured in time to cover the crop
and that the mills could not fifi the
orders, drew from Hon. W. J. ^orth-
en the following dispatch from Spar
ta to-day: “There is no chance for
the move against the jute trust to fail.
The farmers are uniform and deter
mined. They write me from all over
the state that they will not use jute
under any circumstances. We have
made arrangements with mills in
Georgia to manufacture all this state
will need. Several mills tire at work,
but all orders are distributed from
West Point. The Birmingham meet
ing made a little conflict in the man
ner of ordering, and the farmers ha.ve
been at a loss as to how to get in their
orders. I will have all this straight
in a few days. You may be sure
jute is dead in Georgia.”
landing, with reluctant feet.
Where the brook and river moot.
Womanhood and childhood licet 1
is a type of thousands of young girls who
are emerging from the ehrysulis stage or their
existence, as they enter upon their “teens.
Nervous, excitable, irritable, stirred by
strange, unknowable forces within them,
each a mystery unto herself, our girls need
the tenderest eare, the most, loving, patient
oversight, and the aid of l)r. Pierce’s Favorite
Prescription, to safely carry them through
this critical period, during which, in too
many lives, alas, are sown the seeds of dis
tressing forms of diseases peculiar to the
female sox. But this boon to womnnkind
will prevent all Bueh diseases, or cure them
if they have already seized a victim. Woman
owes it to herself, to her family, and to her
social station, to l>o well and strong. Ix?t
her then not neglect the sure means of cure.
“Favorite Prescription ” is a legitimate medi
cine. carefully compounded by an experienced
and skillful physician, and adapted to woman’s
delicate organization. It is purely vegetable
in its composition and perfectly harmless
in its effects in any condition of the system.
Sold by druggists; S1.U0, or six bottles for
Copyright, ISS8, by World's Dis. Mkd. Ass’n.
500 Gars Watermelons,
5000 Baskets of Early Fruits,
For which I will pity highest market price
ill cash, or sell on commission, and I will
pay a reward of $25 to the person shipping
me the car of the largest melons this season.
Tltis reward is over and above the market
price of said ear when received.
A. I’. RICKETS
Wholesale Fruit ami Produce Dealer,
Reference: I’eople's Hank and other banks
here; also U. II. Dun k (Jo., and the wholesale
merchants of tiiis city generally.
-By Shipping ycur-
Or any thing you may have, to us. We have
a very large trade in the above articles, and
can place your shipments to as good advant-
ug ' as any house on the market. We invite
correspondence from all parties haring any
thing in our line to ship.
• SUMMERS, MORRISON A CO.,
174 South Water Street,
Reference: Metropolitan Nat. Bank, daw
Only Genuine System of Memory Training.
Four Books Learned in one reading#
Mind wandering cared.
Every child and adult greatly benefltted.
* Groat inducomouts to Correspondence Classes.
/jcic'f.'i’x l'.. Kiclmril lAoetgr, the SdontiB.
lion.. »V* " , A 7F ,,r ’•’"feltaEt;* JOdIl “ 1 •
b r.'*:t. , ’Lm^rTTE2!l7Fmh , A«.,N. Y.
Dr, PIERCE’S PELLETS
regulate and cleanse the liver, stomach and
bowels. They are purely vegetable and per
fectly hurraless. One a Dose. Sold by
druggists. 25 cents a vial.
Saw Mill for Sale
A good 30-horse power Engine, ami saw
mill complete, with a new Sweep-stakes
Planer, 4 mules, log carts, wagons, etc., and
125 acres of fresh timber. Mill just put
down, and-within o miles of Thomasville, is
offered at a bargain because the owner has
other busiuess requiring his attention. Fur
ther particulars on application at the Timks-
Esterphise oflice, or to
EVANS k M. LEAN.
An application will be made at the July
session ot the legislature of Georgia, for a
charter to construct a railroad from Thomas
ville to some point or points on the Florida
line between the Chattahoochee and With-
lacoochee rivers, and from Thomasville
through Colquitt and Worth counties and
a part of Dooly county, to Cordele, and
from Cordele to Augusta, Georgia.
A. T. Me!NTYUK, Ju.
Thomas vi lie Variety
Reynolds, Hargrave & Davis, Prop'rs.
Manufacturers and Dealers
ROUGH &> DRESSED
OFFICE, CHURCH & STORE,
Wire Screen Doors and Windows, Sash,
Doors and Blinds
| TO ORD Ell.
and inside hardwood finish a
S NO IK) ItASS. B. F. IIAWKINS
NOIRiUASS Si IIAWKINS, .
Office. Formerly occupied by Enterprise of-
m M Me I NTOSH,
Physician «& Surgeon,
rr t^OFFICE over Stark’s, corner Broad and
•QR. JOEL B. COYLE
OFFICE, Broad St., over Pickett's.
The New Discover.
You have heard your friends and neigh
bors talking about it. You mat yourself he
ouc ot the many who know from persona! ex
perience just how good it is. it you Jtavc
ever tried it you are one of its staunch
friends, because the wonderful thing, about
it is, that when once given a trial, Dr.
King’s New Discovery ever after holds a
place in the house. If you have never used
it and should he atliicted with a cough, culd
or aay Throat, Lung or Chest trouble, se
cure a bottle at once and give it a fair trial.
It is guaranteed every t'me, or money re
funded. Trial bottles free at
8. J. Camil's Drugstore.
Long advertisements of “im
mense stocks below cost," at
tract attention, but it is the
quiet work that tells. We
haven’t as big lists in the pa
per as some people, but what
we say in the paper we confirm
in the store.
Let us attract your attention
by bargains in Hats, Ribbons,
Flowers, Plumes and all fash
You can buy two hats from
us for the price asked for one
elsewhere. Is it not to your
interest to save your money
rather than waste it on high
prices and big profits.
Pic nic hats a specialty this
Mrs. Jennie C'arroll,
Low Price Milliner,
Lower Broad St.
II. COYLE, I). 1). S.,
• - Georgia j
Offers his services to th citizens of Thom*
asvllle and vicinity.
Office hours—From 0 a. m. to 1 p. in., trad
from2 to 5 p. in.
Office—On Jackson streot.
Mitchj.i.l. . G. Mitch ej l
j^ITCIIELL Si .MITCHELL,
Thomasvlllo, - • Georgia.
AXSELL & MEItKILr.
Attorneys-at-Law and Insur*
Office—Over Watt’s store.
Thomasville, ... Georgia
given to al
i store, corner
trusted to him.
wThhuce, m. d.,
Got nor of Broad and Fletchor streets, [aug
Office in Hayes Building.
Residence—Corner College avenue and Mag
Telepnono communication, No. 25 for night
DEKLE, M. D.,
Tie Best and Most Pleasant Koute
-AND ALL l’.01NTb’-
Worth & Northwest
—is VIA the—
Central EM Ofjtorgis.
THROUGH SCHEDULES TO
Augusta, Atlanta Gainesville,Ca
AND TO ASHEVILLE,
£TIin “LAND OF TIIE SKY.”
THE SAVANNAH AND AUGUSTA ROUTE
Passengers from Thomasville to Asheville
havo a choice of two routes, over the Central,
either via Albany, or via Savannah and Au
gusta. Solid trains Thomasvlllo to Savannah
at 12 50 mid-day, connect wltlyathrough
Sleeping Cara via Central, for AugTlSta and
Spartanburg, and gives passengers a daj-
llght ride between Augusta and Asheville,the
prettiest country In tho land, arriving Ashe
ville at 7 p m—in time sor supper.
ALBANY k ATLANTA ROUTE.
Passongers from Thomasville to Attanta,
Gainesville an*i Asheville via Albany should
take the 9 30 a m train, which a. rivos Atlanta
same evening; <7 alnesvillo OWara and Ashe
ville, N. C., at 7 p m next day. Direct con
nection la mado with tho W. k A. In Union
Depot In Atlanta, and passengers for Mariet
ta, Ga., loavlng Thomasville at 9 a m. ar
rive at Marietta tho same night.
For further information relative to tickets,
ratep, schedules, etc., apply to
F. M. Vandyke, Ticket Agt., Thomasville.
Clyde Bostick, Tray. Pass. Agont, Savannah.
E. T. CHARLTON, Gen. Pass. Agt.
STEoisviUa, Hrw llbanj A Chicago Ry. CoJtt*
• 1 ■v * "•
—r AND MOST
FROM ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN
THE-.SOUTH TO CHICAGO AND
wo through 0xpr.es trains daily, with Pul?
man Palace Buffet Bleeping Cars by night,
• and Chair Cars by day, between Cin
cinnati! and Chicago, Indianapo
lis and Chicago, and also be
tween Louisville and
where closo con
nections aro mado for
8t. Paul, Fargo, BIsmark, Pol-
land, Omaha, Kansas City, San Francisco
and points Intermediate—
New Fast Mail,
Leaving Louisville, Dally oxcept Sunday, at
7 -30 a. m. Clncinnattl, Dally, except Sunday,
at 7:45. Arriving at Chicago at 6:55.
The most rapid sorvico ever attempted be
tween tho Great Commercial Cities on the
Ohio River and Chicago.
*5-1 hrough Coupon Tlckots, Baggage check
ed to destination, and your safety and com
fort provided for, aro among the points that
have made the
Universally and deservedly popular.
OHN B.CARSON, Vlco-pros’t and Gen’l Mgr
W. H. McDOEL, Gen’l Traffic Managor,
E. O. MCCORMICK, Gen.l Passenger Agent
R. W. GLADING. Passenger and Freight Agt.,
158 Broad St.. Thomasville Ga.
W. D. SCOTT,
Sheet Metal * *
* Plumbing Works.
I have experienced workmen In my employ
and am preparod to do till kinds of sheet
metal and plumbing work in the best possi
GALVANIZED IRON ColtNlCE, Architectur
al and Ornamental Work in Iron, Zinc or
Copper. SLATE and TIN ROOFING, Sheot
Brass and Copper Work, Plumbing, Gas and
HOTEL ANI) JOB WORK A SPECIALTY.
I keop on hand a full stock of Bright and
Roollug Tin, Galvanized, Russia, 8moko-
ttack and Plain Iron, Shoot Brass, Planished,
Tinned and Plain Coppers; Zinc, Bolder,
Spoltcr and Wire.
My prices aro roasonablo and those who
contemplate having work done or purchasing
anything In my lino will find it to tholr In
terest to confer with mo before placing their
orders. Office and shop over Watt k Bro.’s,
Broad St.. Thomasvlllo Ga.
N. S. Eaves,
CONTRACTOR anti BUILDER
) 1 will bo glad to make contracts foi the
construction of all classes of buildings, pub
lic and private, in either brick or wood.
I will guarantee In every instance to
glvo satisfaction. Designs and plans drawn
and careful estimates made. ...
My motto—Oood, honest work at fair
prices. If you want any building done call
on me. I will submit estimates whether
contract is awarded me or not. I refer to
the many public buildings erected by me In
Thomasville and elsewhere, and all parties
(or whom I have worked'
H un ran.
Mr. Joseph M. Drcyer offers his services
to the public as a stenographer and type
writer. All work promptly done and satis
faction guaranteed. Apply to or address,
JOSEPH M. DREYER,
at Me nf.yre & McIntyre’s office, Broad at
(Opposite Plnoy Woods Hotel.)
THOMASVILLE, - GA
E.B. Whiddon, Prop.
This liouso, located In tho most desir
able und central part of tho city, Is now
and complolo in overy particular. Fur
nished in tho most elegant manner and
provided with all conveniences of mod
ern hotels The menu is portcct, and
tho sorvico rendered by trained and po
lite servants. Terms reasonable, and
prices graded according to accommoda
tions furnished. Carriages from tho
house moot all trains.
GrlBi & Lfifict
Contractors & Builders
Wo will bo glad to make contracts for, or
superintend, all classes of buildings, public
or private, in either brick or wood. Will fur
nish plans and spoolflcai lens If required. If
you want any building done call on us, and
wo will submit estimates whether contract Is
awarded us or not. Wo will guarantoo satis
faction in all our work. Wo refer to tho many
buildings erected by us In Thomasville, and
to all parties for whom wo havo worked.
Shop on FJotcher st., 2nd door from Broad.
Thomasville, Ga., April 3,1889.
Lands For Sale
Tho 210 acres of land in Thomas
county, being parts of lots Cl and 78 In
ho 14th Dlst., and known ns the Geo.
W. Whitehurst place. Villi sell for
$1,0 00,—one fourth, ono third, or one
half cash, and the balanco in from ono
to six years,—to suit purchaser, with
intprest at rate of eight per cent, per
annum on deferred payments, payable
annually. fFor, further particulars ad
dress Wm. E Simmons,
|anl-tf Atlanta, Ga
This new and beautiful hotel, elegantly
ELECTRIC BELLS, MS,
First class in all of its appointments, has
been leased by M. G. Whitlock, former own
or and proprietor of the late
ilia table and service will satisfy the most
fastidious. His beds arc delightful. Terms
M. G. WHITLOCK.
HOME, SWEET BOB,
is No FI
I will sell a lot 70
by 196 feet between
St. for $250 to right
party—$50 down and
furnish capital to
build the house and
FOR ONE WEEK.
E. M. MALLETTE
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
ThomasviUe.l S S&eor^ia