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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, October 16, 1889, Image 1

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VOL 1 -NO 133. THOMASVILLE, GEORGLA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, ‘889 N=- Omq Letter. "We have heard people wonder why it is that at Lohn- stein’s you can al ways find more customers than at any other place in town. This question we can easily answer: The people like to trade at Lohnsteins store, 1st. Because they receive every possi ble attention and consideration from the proprietor, as well as from the salesmen. 2nd. Because they find a better selection of goods at Lohnstein’s than at any other place in town, and Last, but not leatft, because a dol lar goes farther and reaches deeper at Lohnstein’s than anywhere else. Politeness,square honorable dealing, excellence and great variety of stock, small mar gins and quick sales; These are the cardinal reasons for our flattering and unprecedented suc cess. And the good work still goes on. Come and see us this week. We will divide profits with you. Dry good? cloth ing, shoes, hats, complete in every department. Bar gains in every line. They are waiting for you. Come and pluck them. It will pay ^ou. Hie Great Leader and Benefactor, 132 BROAD ST. TALMAtiE’S TEMPLE BURNT. Church of the Great Preacher in Ashes, New York, Oct. 13—The famous Brooklyn Tabernacle, of which Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage is pastor, was to-day, for the second time in its his tory, totally destroyed by fire. At 2:15 o’clock this morning a pa trolman discovered flames issuing from the small windows over the main entance and rushing to the nearest signal -box sent in an alarm. The firemen found that the fire had assumed large proportions, and addi tional alarms, calling all available aparatus, were at once sent in. It became evident that the edifice was doomed. It burned like a tinder box and the firemen, despairing of saving it, directed their efforts to the adjoin ing property. SWEEP OF THE FI.AMF.S. Many of the occupants of the neigh boring dwelling.? were already awake, and the police proceeded to arouse those who were sleeping. The three story frame structure, No. 353 Scher- merhorn street, adjoining the church on the cast, was the first to take fire and No. 356, a similar structure, fol lowed. No. 357 was also damaged. On the west side of-the church the flames extended to two brick dwell ings and on the opposite side of Sehei merhorn street a row of three B‘ory brick dwellings, numbered 338 to 348, suffered from the intense heat. The window glass was broken and the wood work scorched. PEOPLE IN A PANIC. The residents of the neighborhood, awakened by either the roc of the flames or by the policemen pounding upon their doors, became frightened and rushed out half dressed or in their night clothes and the police had great difficulty in assuring them that they were in no danger. Fortunately there was no’loss of life or limb. The police carried out one old lady of 80 year.? from No. 337 Schornierhorn street and placed her in a house at a safe distance. All the other inmates were able to take care of themselves TALMAGE SAW Ills TABERNACLE BURN. But while the firemen and police worked for the snlvation of property nnd persons, the doomed church building was being rapidly consumed, and in au hour’s time only the totter 1 ing walls remained. Dr. Talmage was on the scene soon after the first alarm, and did not leave until he had seen the edifice, which had been his pride, laid in ashes. Then he returned sorrowfully borne. All day to day crowds visited the spot and gazed upon the ruins. ORIGIN OF THE FIRE UNKNOWN. The origin of the fire is unknown, Edison’s men were in the building until 5:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon arranging the new electric plant and it is thought that during tho thunder shower, which prevailed during the night, lightning had been carried into the building by the wires they intro duced and which ran around the gallery about on a level with where the flames were first seen. LOSSES AN’B INSURANCE. The loss on the chureh building, including the organ, which was ope of the finest in the country, is 8150- 000. It is said to be covered by insurance in a number of companies, The losses on the adjoining property is small. Daring* Deeds of Matrimony. From the Weekly Leesburger. The bright, delicious autumnal weather has had the effect that roseate spring produces in more northerly latitudes; it has aroused tho youth of both sexes to daring deeds of matrimony. And Open to Another Proposition. From the Taylor County Banner- A lady of West Virginia who is only 12 years of age is a widow and a mother. - New York Church-Goers. If church attendance may be con sidered an evidence of morality Dr. Howard Crosby’s recent tribute to the average virtue of New York is not sustained by the facts. Last Sunday the World set a brigade of reporters to work to count the actual atten dance at divine worship in the me tropolis. More than 300 .churches were visit ed at morning and evening services, and it was found that their total at tendance for the day was only 164,- 526. A great many of these must have been counted both in the morn ing and evening, and it is fair to presume that not more than 125,000 persons attended church in New York last Sunday.? "The day was not very favorable, it is true, hut former expe riments of the same kind under more favorable conditions prove that a surprisingly small per centage of the people in our chief city attend church services. The population of New York is probably 1,600,000, and therefore, last Sunday only about one person in every thirteen in the city went to church. The proportion of church attend ance in London is said to be still smaller and, as a rule, it will be found to decrease in proportion to the size of a city. In nearly all- the towns and smaller cities of the country the per centage of church attendance to population is much larger than that which was ascertained in New York Inst Sundny. The reasons for the difference are obvious. Ordinary business is more generally suspended on Sunday in smaller communities and there are fewer diversions and public amusements to compete with the churches. In all the great cen ters of population, there is a large class of people who never set foot in any place of worship, and this cli proportionately smaller in the minor cities. New York is probably as moral as any city of its size in the world. The aggregation of great masses of popu lation anywhere is promotive of vari ous forms of immorality. Blessed are they whoso lot is not cast in a great city.—Macon Telegraph. Water For Infants. Good Health. Infants suffer for want of water much more frequently than is gener ally supposed. Water is needed by young children in much larger quan tities, in proportion to size, than adults. It is necessary, to facilitate the absorption of food. It is also needed to aid in the work of the liver, and other secretiug glands. Nearly all ot the nutritive processes depend largely for their activity upon the presence of a sufficient quantity of water in the blood. Water is espe cially needed during the warm sea- sop of fjjp year, when children ns well as adult? perspire more freely than nt other seasons. When the child cries, it is usually given milk. This is a mistake. Food should only he given at regular intervals. It is rarely necessary to administer fopd more than once in three or four hours, at least, after the first few days of the infant’s life; but water should be given much more frequently. The same mistake is often^ made with other children. When a child shows signs of uneasiness, a glass of milk or a hit of food of some kind is given, instead of water, which is the thing for which naturo is calling. Cow’s milk should always he diluted by water or a quantity of oatmeal or barley gruel, as this prevents the for mation of hard curds, which is one of the greatest causes of intestinal dis turbances and irritation ip small children. It may he set down as a very good rule, that a child two years of age should take, iu some form, not less than one pint of water daily. Most grown peoplo as well as children, drink too little water, and this prob ably accounts for tlje fact that tho need of water by children to so over looked. nw-W dishonest ! An Object Lesson. New Hampshire and Vermont are not the only states in New England in which farms are being abandoned and the fallacy of the home market argument of the protectionists is being defeated by the logic of events. The complaint seems to be general through out the rural districts in that section of the country in which farms and manu factures are thrown most closely to gether. Recent publications of the condition of Washington township in Berkshire county, Massachusetts, contain some remarkable facts. There are fifteen desreted houses in the township. Im proved farms may be had there for from $io to $u an acre, and grazing lands are only worth $3 an acre. The average assessment of. farming lands in the vicinity is only $7 an acre. This state of things exists within ten miles of Great Barrington, which is lull of manufacturing enterprises and two railroads pass through these depre ciated lands, giving ready access to the home market lor all agricultural pro ducts. And yet farmers are leaving that vicinity every year, as they are leaving other parts ot New England, seeking homes further from the home market that lies right at their doors. It is because the prices of their pro ducts are not fixed in the home mar ket, but by competition with the cheapest labor in the world, and they enjoy no increase ot their income by the operation of the tariff—-Telegraph, Stand Up to Your Promises. There is but one standard of hones ty. Man is honest or he is not honest, and that is the end of it. An honest man will come right squaro up to his promises unless prevented by unfore seen circumstances. He who will make a promise with the intention of not complying with it is morally a •man. Of. qqurse iia. njUD need promise a thing against his will, but after an obligation is formed it cannot be recalled. And if promises are binding in one instauco they are binding in all. No class of men are in any manner exempt from their obligations, and no honest man will oblige himself in any way to violate an obligation. A promise to pay at a certain time means nothing less, and any failure to do so, short of tho prov idence of God, is a crime whicli no honest man will obligate himself to violalo an obligation. Imagination a Moral Force. From tho I’asco Pcirocrnt, No thinking and intelligent man will deny that what people imagine is, in some degree, the foundation of what they are, as well as the source of what they say and do. Take the young and enthusiastic boy who re solves to become somebody iu tho great world and who selects a voca tion. What is it that infuses into him such hope and courage, that nerves liis arm and fires his heart, and leads him to make all sacrifices and cheerfully endure all manner of privations and hardships? What is it that ennobles his aspirations, tefincs his nature and sublimates his ambi tions? It to the ideal that his imagi nation has so beautifully pictured upon his mind and has clothed with heroism and glory that he longs to realize. A Berlin correspondent writes: “Prince Bismarck is iu appearance now a feeble old gentleman. Meas ured by that of some of his great contemporaries, his is not so very advanced an age. He will m-t be seventy-five until next April fool’s dry, which means that he is nearly fifteen years younger than Count von Moltke, who is still hale and vigorous. Bismark, too, is six years younger than Gladstone, seven younger than Cardinal Manning, five younger than Leo XIII., and ten years younger than Prince Gortchakoff was when he died. But he to not robust at all, and I believe that he frets a great deal over the fear that ho may not last much longer.” A Queer Phenomenon. San Francisco, Oct. 12—Capt. Thompson of the schooner Challenger has just returned from a long cruise in the South sea and along the South American coast. He had in his pos session a little black earthenware jar which was taken, with valuable jew elry, from the tomb of one of the Peruvian Incas near Pisaqua. No tinted pottery is made' by modern Peruvians, and it is estimated that this jar was made in the time of Cor tez. The captain also secured one of the Inca’s teeth. He visited the bat tlefield of Tarapaca, where the Chil- lians and Peruvians met Nov. 17, 1879, and the Peruvians, after losing 4,000 men, wero forced to retreat, leaving their dead unburied. “In any other country,” said the captain, “these unburied corpses would have been reduced in a few weeks to skeletons by wild animals and the elements, but for over 100 miles on either side of the battle ground there is not a spear of grass. There are, consequently, no wild ani mals, and the bodies remained undis turbed by them. The soil, too, is strongly impregnated with nitrate of soda, and this, in connection with the hot, dry atmosphere, has converted men and horses into perfect mummies. Seen on a bright moonlight night, a? I saw it, the battle appears as it fought hut a day or two ago, tho col ors of the uniforms being still bright, and the steel of their weapons untar nished. Inspection by daylight, and a curious phenomenon is observed. The hair of the bodies of the men has grown to a length of from two to four feet, and the tails of the cavalry horses arc now so long that, if alive, they would trail far behind on the ground.” Speaking of railway track laying dur ing the first nine months of the year the Chicago Railway Age says: “The greatest activity in construction has been witnessed in the south. In eleven southern states, counting Texas as such, the track laid this year aggre gates 1 478 miles, or nearly 45 per cent of the total. Georgia leads the country thus far, with an addition of 238 miles on twelve different lines, fol lowed by Texas with 179 miles; Vir ginia with 176 miles; Tennessee with 170 miles; North Carolida with 147 miles; Mississippi with 140; Kentucky with 137, and so on. Aside from the southern states, Washington Territory thus far makes the largest showing, 214 miles having been laid on twelve lines, and this will have been very consider ably increased before the end of the year. The greatest number of new loads is reported from Pennsylvania, where 152 miles have already been laid on fifteen lines, with much more in progress. The New England States, together with New York and New Jersey, have added 235 miles, and have several enterprises under way.” Jeff Davis’ Land For Sale. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 12.—Tiic Davis Land Company, which is a regularly chartered institution under the laws of Mississippi, to-day per fected plans for the issuance of stock at S10 per share. The object of the company is to sell about 6,000 acres of land owned by Jefferson Davis on White River, Arkansas. This land L? said to be very valuable, thc-re h ing an estimate already made of timb er per acre. The figures are placed as high as 830,000. The state treas urer, Hemingway, to the president of the company, and books for •Subscrip tions are open. Two men have been selected to canvass the state iu be half of tho company, and it is predic ted they will soon raise the 8100,000 necessary to buy tho land from the ex President of the Confederacy. Simeral—Are Jones and Briggs friends? Grimsby—Friends! No indeed. They couldn’t hate each other more if they sang in the same church choir.— Time. DryMsHsu Our Mr. Levy having* closed out, while in N e w York, large lots of -IN- Walking Jackets, New Markets, Mjeskas. ALSO A LARGE LOT OF Kisses’ and Childrens' Cloaks & Reefers, direct from the manufacturers, we feel confident in as serting that our Prices on them are FAR BELOW the cost of manu facture. Call early before the choice ones are picked over. Levy’s Mitchell House Block