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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, October 17, 1889, Image 1

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tttmitt&c >CWf>3UTWU£ VOL 1-NO 134. THOMASVELLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 17, <88f) ■A. Tsr= Open 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 Lohnsteiris 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 least, 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 goods, 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 you. The Great Leader and Benefactor, 132 BROAD ST. Among tiie pines. Softly fall, yc nutumn leaves, and cover in your falling All tbe brown, bare spots of earth, as ye drift upon your way, For the bareness and the dreariness start iuto thoughts appalling, And win sadness from the gladness that shines out upon the day. I would rest awhile in silence where the waving pines are sighing, And forget the hard-browed world, with its law of love o’er thrown ; I would look with fresher eyes on the year, that, slowly dying, Seems borne onward by the spirits of some undiscovered zone. I seem to sec and hear them trooping through the dewy wildwood, First through sun-gleams, then through shadows, with the burden of the year, And their feet, all ifmbef-sandaled, are stir ring thoughts of childhood, - As they rustle in the dead leaves that have covered many a tear. 0! the cherished, unforgotten, who are sleeping, calmly sleeping, With folded hands and quiet breast beneath the drifting leaves, How their peaceful ref t speaks comfort to a heart grown old with keeping The midnight vigil lonely, with the visions memory weaves. 0! peace, so longed-for, unattained, 0! victory ungiven— Yc stand beyond the clasping of my toil ing, eager hands! 0! «oul, that in thy restfulness, thus wait ing, all unshriven, Shall spirits guide thee homeward when Death cuts away thy bands ? Gently fall, angeiit footsteps, and cover in your falling, The barren, dreary spots that lie upon my burdened life; In the autumn of my pilgrimage send ten der voices calling ’ My weary soul to rest, from th*. aching and the strife. Thkrksb M. Setlky. Viueville, Oct. 1, ’89. Pure Democracy- The democrats of Massachusetts met in state convention the other day. The platform adopted rings out clear and cheering in itsevery line. There is no buck down on any of the great undying principles of the party of the people. Here is the document: Meeting for the first time since the defeat of last year we declare our continued and.hcarty support of the cause of tarifl reform for which we contented; and our firm conviction of its success in the near future. We rejjjlirm cur demand for free raw materials and lower duties ou the necessaries of life. We believe that free wool, as provided for in the bill passed by the democratic majority of the last House of the Representatives, is essential to the prosperity of the woolen industry upon which that of the wool grower is dependent while it will afford relief to all consumers of wools. We call the particular notice of the farmers of this state who have borne the heavy burden of high tariff taxation without anything promised them ; to the relief they will receive through a reduction of the customs taxes upon the article which they uso or consume. by Secretary Whitney, in the last administration, to the end that we ihay be provided at the earliest pos sible date with a navy able to defend our seaboard and uphold the dignity of our flag. CLOSE RELATIONS WANTED WITH CA NADA. We give our earnest support to the demand of our manifold business interests for such "removal of trade restriction as will bring closer com mercial relations between the United States and Canada, which was favor ed by the Democratic party of this state in its platform of 12 years ago, and we express oOr conviction that the practicable and immediate method of securing such closer relations is through treaty on partial or entire reciprocity of trade between the coun tries, the machinery for the negotia tions of which is now in republican hands. We also favor close commer cial relations with Mexico and con demn the arbitrary action of the treasury department in respect to the importation of Mexican ores, which has already led to retaliatory meas ures disastrous to important American interests in Mexico. FEDERAL INTERFERENCE WITH ELEC TIONS CONDEMNED. While condemning fraud in elec tions wherever practiced, we are op posed to the scheme of a national election law placing the local election machinery of all the states under the control of congress. We believe such a measure is sprung from motives of narrow and unscrupulous partisan ship, and it will be an unjustifiable extension of the functions of the gen eral government, opposed to the spirit of the constitution and dangerous to the liberties of the several states. We condemn the present adminis tration for its narrow partisanship and low standard of public duty, standing in conspicuous contrast to the charac ter of the recent democractic admin istration under President Cleveland. HARRISON 8 SURRENDER DOSSES. FREE COAL AND IRON ORE. We give our hearty support to the petition of the present republican governor of this state and other lead ing iron and steel manufacturers of both political parties addressed to the New England members of congress asking for free coal and iron ore and lower duties on pig iron, and join them in their efforls to have this im portant industry benefitted if possi ble. We believe thnt Js T ew England rail roads should be restrained, by law if necessary, from entering into any traffic arrangements which secure to the manufacturers of other states arbitrary and unfair advantages over our town manufacturers in transpor tion rates. We demand that all ma terials for ship building, whether wood or metal, be relieved from the heavy taxes now imposed., We heartily favor the continuance of the sound arid progressive policy in the administration of naval affairs, established with such eminent success We condemn it for its surrender to the dictation of unscrupulous poli ticians, such at Mahome, Quay and Platt, representing the worst elements of the Republican party, for its utter betrayal of the cause of civil service reform outside of the classified service in violatiou of the solemu pledges of the party at the last national election and of the President for their position in regard to pensions and its machin ery for distributing the nation’s boun ty, for its unwarrantable acts in in creasing duties through the treasury in usurpation of the'legislative power of congress and for the purpose of paying political debts by increasing the burdens of the people; for its sale of high political office for the large contributions of money by which it was placed in power and for its shameple8s nepotism clearly indicative of a conception of public office not as a public trust, but as a private per quisite. F.AIR PENSION LEG I I.S AT ION FAVORED* Pension legislation for the benefit of the invalid sailors and soldiers who fought for this country should be just am) liberal, and should be adminis tered in a spirit of fairness and in ac cordance with the laws of congress, but not iu the interest of greedy claim agents, nor with the object of empty ing the treasury ; nor should the pur pose of this legislation be perverted by unjust discrimination, making favored cases special, nor by the granting of thousands of dollars of arrears through rerating of officers of the pension bureau, or to a United States senator, while needy applicants 4 without political influence are kept waiting for their just dues. one of tanner’s outrages. We condemn the ruling by which this administration in revocation of former decisions has thrown open the pension list to persons dishonorably discharged as an outrage on common sense, a degradation of what should be a roll of honor and an insult to every true soldier. The balance of the platform is de voted to state issues. Upon theliquor question it says : We believe that the present policy of this state in making the sale of liquor a matter of local option to be decided by a vote of the people of each city and town, works satisfactory and should be maintained. FOR A l-URE I1ALI.0T. Upon matters aflecting the fran chise it says : We recognize the growing power of wealth in politics as one of the greatest dangers of the times, nud we demand the passage of suitable legis lation such as other countries have already enacted and successfully ap plied, for securing tho limitation of campaign expenses and for prevent ing corrupt political practices. We heartily indorse the principle of secret voting and we bespeak for the ballot get embodying this principle, which goes into effect this year, a fair trial. COTTON TO OUTDO ITSELF. The Georgia Crop will Probably be the Largest Ever Produced. Reports from the upland cotton crop continue encouraging, and it is now believed [that the crQp will be the largest that was ever raised in Georgia. Picking has been very general and has been aided by the splendid weather. There are some complaints of a scarcity of labor in a few sections, where pickers are demanding more pay per hundred pounds than they have been getting, but this is only the case in One or two places in upper Georgia. It is now believed thnt an early frost can hardly hurt the crop, now that it is so well advanced. On the contrary, a dry frost would materially help tho crop by opening the well matured bolls of the top crop, except in a few spots where tho bolls are green, and iu that case they would he killed. The picking will more than -likely be over by the middle of November, 'inhere is, however, considerable cotton yet iu tbe fields to be picked and ginned.—Evening News, Macon. DREAD DIPHTHERIA. Fifty Families Made Childless in a Month. Pittsrurg, Pa., Oct. 14.—A special from Gallitzer, Pa., says: “Diphtheria, in its worst from, is playing havoc witli the lives of our little ones in this place. During the pnst two weeks the average number of deaths was three or four per day, aud doctors report at least fifty eases down with the disease in town. Four families, with six or seven little ones each one month ago, now are childless from the sweeping fang that fastened its death-dealing sub stance upon their offspring. At the instance of a meeting of the borough council which was called by the bur gess, Tom Burns, for the. purpose, a committee was appointed to investi gate all cellars and inspect the drain age in order to prevent further rav- The Americas Recorder makes some strong points in the following: “Whenever^ community complains of a poor paper, the community is to blame. The paper is what the people make it. If they stand by it, give it their cordial support, subscribe for it, and advertise in it, the paper will boom as well as the town. The pros perity of one will reflect on the other. The paper will be proud of its patrons and the people will be proud of their paper. Support your home paper. No newspaper asks charity. It only asks that its daily and increasing ef forts in behalf of the community in which it is published be appreciated by the community.” Utah Must Stay Out. The Morihons have for some years been trying hard to secure the admis sion of Utah as a state into the union. As long as it remains a territory they are subjected to the federal laws. Congress can adopt and enforce any measuro it may think necessary to break down the close ecclesiastical corporation which has so long held power in the territory and to prevent the practice of polygamy. The system of government by the church which has obtained is as objectionable to our American theory of popular govern ment as polygamy is to our Christian civilization. When congress passed the Edmunds bill it entered upon a serious attempt to abolish these evils, and thereby fit the people of .Utah for participation on equal terms with that of other states in American life and government. Tho effect of the law has been marked. Polygamy is not openly practiced. Many men of prominence in the Mormon church have been imprisoned and fined, and tbe conclusion forced on the church authorities that, as long as making and execution of the laws are in the hands of the federal gov ernment, the power of the hierarchy will be closely limited and the growth of the church on the original lines prevented. This was why a constitu tion was adopted by a convention of Mormons which gave every guarantee that could be asked in such an instru ment against the practice of polyga my and the control of the state by the church. ‘Congress refused to admit Utah, in spite of tho fair prorrises of the proposed constitution, because there could be uo guarantee that the Mormons would adopt laws to carry out its provisions, or.enforce them if adopted*- Indeed, it-woold-be a very remarkable thing if they did. It was plain that at the bottom of the desire for statehood lay the longing for ex emption from the stringent federal laws against their cherished institu tion enforced by the unsympathetic federal courts. It can safely be said that every succeeding coDgrcss will make the same reply to Utah’s plea for admission until polygnmy ceases to be ati article of the Mormon relig ious creed or the gentile population becomes the ruling clement of the population. The insincerity of Mormon profes- ions in the proposed constitution mid the false pretense of the leaders in presenting that instrument to con gress as evidence that Utah should bo admitted as a self-governing state, are shown in the proceedings of the an nual conference of the Mormon Church now in session. With the Mormons the church is the state, and the leaders of- the church speak as the heads of the state also. At tho open ing of the conference President Tay lor, the head of the church, declared that polygamy was a divine revela tion, a saviug ordinance, and must bo adhered to in spite of all perils and persecutions it might bring upon the faithful. After this declaration from the honest fanatic at the head of the hierarchy, it will no longer be useful for men in lower place to declare that polygamy is not a part of Mormonism. Pretense must be dropped and the fight made to a finish between the low oriental type of civilization which Mormonism represents and the higher aud free civilization which lias made our country great. The issue cannot be doubtful, but it may be long de layed. In the meantime, U tah, how ever rich and populous, must remain a territory.—Telegraph. Never send a dollar away from home, a contemporary says, when the article that the dollar will purchase can be obtained at home. Money is our financial blood. Its circulation keeps the body alive. Bleed that body by sending that money away from it and soon trade will put ou a look of lethargy and iunctlvity. Always trade at home. It is doubly useful. It helps the persons patro nized aud finds its way to you again. Now Going on AT LEVY’S Our Mr. Levy- having* closed out, while in N ew York, large lots of Walking Jackets, New Markets, Mjeskas, ALSO A LARGE LOT OF Misses’ and Childrens’ Cloaks & Reefers, direct from the manufacturers, we feel confident in as serting that bur Prises on them are FAR BELOW the cost of manu facture. Call early before the choice ones are picked over. Levy’s Mitcliell House Block.