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The Daily times-enterprise. (Thomasville, Ga.) 1889-1925, November 23, 1889, Image 1

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VOL. 1 -2* *0 165. &-£ THOMASYILLE, GEORGIA, SATURDAY MORNINO, NOVEMBER 23, '889 $5.00 m »& Hi AT? When out shop- well to drop in at LOHNSTEIN’S and inspect the va rious lines of new: goods, just being opened. They are very handsome and at very attractive prices. We are very busy and havn’ttime to say much about them in this issue, but will be sure to please you if you will give us a call. Respectfully, tLUAiVUUUVUttl) The Great Leader and Benefactor, 132 BROAD ST. - - Friday is Not Unlucky. Mr. Marvin R. Clark, the archivist of the New York City Thirteen Club, collated these historical facts concern ing the day oi the week called Fri day, which is regarded by many per sons as being particularly unlucky: Friday, August 21, 1492, Christo pher Columbus sailed on his great voyage of discovery. Friday, October 12, 1492, he first discovered land. Friday, January 4,1494, ho sailed on his return to Spain, which he reached in safety—the happy result which led to the settlement of this vast continent. Friday, November 22, 1493, he arrived at Hispaniola on his second voyage to America. Friday, June 13,1494, he discover; ed the continent of America. ; Friday, March .6, 1496, Henry VIII. of England gave to John Cabot his commission, which led to the dis covery of North America. .This is the first American State paper in England. ^- e - Friday, September 7,1465, Melen dez founded St. Augustine, the oldest town in the United States by more than forty years. Friday, November 10,1620, the Mayflower, with the Pilgrims, made the harbor of Pmvincetown, and on the Barae day they signed that august oompact, the forerunner of our present Constitution. Friday, December 22,1620, the Pilgrims made the final landing at Plymouth Bock. Friday, February 22, George Wash ington was born. Friday, June 16, Bunker Hill was seized and fortified. Friday, October 7,1777, the sur- Friday, November 28, 1814, the first newspaper ever printed by sleam, the London limes, was printed. Friday, June 12, 1802, Alexander Von Humboldt, in climbing Chim borazo, reached and altitude of 19,200 feet. Friday, June 13, 1785, General Winfield Scott was born in Dinwiddie County, Va. Friday, May 14, 1586, Gabriel Fahrenheit usually regarded as the inventor of the common mercurial ' It was ho who first noticed that water boils at different dorses of temperature, ac cording to the weight of the atmos pheric column resting upgn it—that it, requires, for instance) less heat to make it boil on the summit than at the foot ot a high mountain. Wher ever the English language prevails the gradation of Fahrenheit is gen erally preferred. Friday, December 25, 1742, Sir. Isaac Newton, the illustrious philoso pher, was horn. Friday, November 10,1643, Martin Luther was bora at Elsleben, in the County of Mansfield, in Upper Saxo- °7- ‘ Friday, September 5, 1752, the first American theatre was opened in Williamsburg, Va. Friday, June 3, the first steam ves sel that ever crossed the Atlantic, the Savannah, sailed from Savannah to Liverpool. ‘ Tlie Great Eastern left the Irish coast to lay the Atlantic .cable bn Friday, and reached Heart’s Content on Friday. George Stevenson, the father of railways, was bron on Friday. lad such power and influence during Franco to declare for Onr cause. Friday, September 22, 1780, Ar nold’s treason was laid bare, which saved Us from destruction. Friday, October 19,1781, the sur render of Yorktown, the crowning glory of the American array, occur- red. Friday, July 7, 1776, the motion was made in Congress by John Adams, and seconded by Bichard Henry Lee, that the United States colonies were, aud of right ought to be, free and in dependent. Friday, November 20, 1721, the first Masonie lodge was organized In North America. . 'Bismarck, Gladstone and D’Isrnell were born on Friday. - Friday, April 8, 1646, the first known newspaper advertisement* was published in the Imperial Intelligen cer, in Eogland, Thomas Sutton, who saved England from the Spanish Armada, was born on Friday. Friday. July 1, 1825, .General LaFayette was welcomed to Boston and feasted by the Free Masons and citisens, and attended at the laying of the cornes-stone of Bunker Hill mon ument, erected to perpetuate the rememherance of the defenders of the rights and liberties of America. Friday, December 2, 1791, the Al bany Library was founded, Friday, January 28, the Panama Railroad was completed, • Friday, March 20, 1788, Pope Clement XU. promulgaged his mil of ox communication against the Free Masons. Ever since the allocution excommunicating indiscriminately all Free Masons, the order has received an immense forward impetus in Italy, France and Spain. & | '• Friday, June 30, 1461, Louis XJ, bumbled the Frenoh nobles. > Friday, January 12, Charles the Bold, of Burgundy, was born, the richest sovereign of Europe. Friday, June 10, Spurgeon, the Celebrated English preacher, was born, Friday, March 65, 1609, the Hud son River was discovered. Friday,fjjrarch 18, 1770, the Stamp :t was repealed in England, Truthful Spimy. eatings. Cbl.‘Hadley was telling a fish story in the presence of some friends and his little boy Sammy. "Yes,” continued Hadley, "it took me half a day to land that catfish, caught him in the Colorado river in the spring of the year before the war. He weighed after he had been clean ed, just 150 pounds.” ‘■You can prove it by me, Pa. Don’t you remember. Pa, how I slung him on a stick and carried him home?” remarked little Sammy! •‘Oh, you little liar ! I am ashamed of you,” exclaimed Col, Hadley. As Sammy is only six years old, hie testimony as to what happened before the war isalroost as reliable as the time a $7 watch keeps. fiivo Him Time. From the New York Froth, , Overheard on a Wagner car. FujN sy old gentleman to chance traveling lady companion: “Have you any children, madame?” “Yes, sir, a son.” "Ah, indeed. Does he smoke?” “No, sir, he has never as much as touched a cigarette." "So much the better, madame, the* use of tobacco is a poisonous habit, Does he frequent the clubs?” "He has never, put his foot in one.” ~jf j "Allow me to congratulate you. Does he come home late?” ‘Never. He goes to bed directly after dinner,*’ "A model young man, madam—a model young man. How old is he?” “Two months.” Curious Chinese Habits. When a Chinaman desires a visi tor to dine with him, be does not ask him to do so, but when he does not wish him to stay, be puts the question: ‘Oh won’t you stay and dine with me, please r The visitor will then know he is not wanted. When a Chinaman expects a pres ent, audit does not come, he sends one of lesser value. A rich man’s-ser vant gets no salary, yet many are the applicants; while big salaries are paid lb {he servants of the common people, but few make applications. The per quisites of the former often more than triple tho salaries of the latter, which is the sole reason of these differences. To encourage honesty and sincerity, confidential clerks and salesmen in all branches of industry, receive an annu al net percentage of the firm’s busi ness, besides their regular salary. The highest ambition of a China man, is to bavo a nice coffin, and a finejfaneral. In China one can always borrow money on the strength of hav ing a son, but nobody would advance him a cent if he had a dozen daugh ters. The former is responsible for the debt of his father for three gene rations. The latter is only responsible for the debts of her own husband. When a Chinaman meets another he shake and squeezes his own hands and covers his head. If great friendB have not seen each other for a long time, they would rub their shoulders until they got tired. Instead of ask ing each other’s health, they would say: "How is your stomach?” or “Have you eaten your rice?” “How much did you pay for your sandals?” “How old are you ?” Men wear long petticoats and carry fans, while the women wear short jackets and, carry canes. Boats are drawn by horses; carriages move by sails. Old men play ball and fly kites, while children fold their arms and look on. Old women, instead of young, are the idols of society. Love making is only done' three dnyB before marriage. It is not only considered the safest way to get ahead of a rival, but the surest way to get a wife without losing much time. A previous acquaintance between the maje and female prevents them from marriage. For this reason a man sel dom weds a girl of his town. If a Chinaman desires the death of an enemy, be goes and hangs himself upon that enemy’s door. It is con sidered a sure way to kill, not only that particular enemy, but members of his entire faintly will be in joepardy of losing their lives.—North China Herald. Rough on the preacher. From JIarpw’8 Baaar. Young Widow—Mr. Preaohly will you marry me? Mr. Preaohly—Well, really, Mn. Butler, this is so sudden, and- Young Widow—Ob, well, take your time to think it over. Mr. Ilnrkius and I thought we’d like to have you perform the ceremony for us. A member of the Missouri legisla ture has returned his railroad passes. They were made out in the name of his brother, and be retumedthem to be corrected. Captain Bates Again Married. Captain Bates, the giant, who is famous as the largest man living, was married October 23, near Troy, Ohio, to Miss A. LaVonne Weatherhy, daughter of Rev. J. W. Weatherhy, of that place. The giant’s bride, noted for her eharms, was the leader of the choir of the First Baptist iitburch of Troy. She is thirty years of age* about five feet seven inches in height and will weigh about one hundred and twenty pounds. Captain Bates, the groom, is forty-four years of age, seven feet eight inches in height, and weighs about four hun dred pounds, though it has been guessed at a much higher figure. The Belgian cour de cassation has just delivered a pronouncement which will rejoice the hearts of the sporting fraternity all the world over. “Bet ting on bone races,” says the Belgian tribunal, “cannot he included in the category of games of chance. Al though the result of a race may be influenced by chance, nevertheless the qualities of the horse and his rider, are, provided there be no fraud, the essential elements of success.” Work has been commenced on the Nicarauga canal. It is thought it will be finished before Lesseps’ Pana ma canal. The latter is at' a stand still. ; w Newspapers of the World. The first newspapers in the world was printed in 1457 in Nureraburg^ and was called the Gazette, while the daily made its appearance in 1615, and was called the Frankfort Gazette. In 1622 the first newspaper was start ed in England. Nineteen years later, or in 1641, the first attempt at Par liamentary-reporting was made. The lint advertisement in any paper ap> peered in 1646, and the first paper devoted exclusively to advertisements and shipping was published in 1657. The Gazette de France, published in Paris in 1731, was the first French newspaper. It was issued daily after May 1st, 1792. England, however, had a daily ninety years before this, for the Daily Courant was started in 1702. A paper called the St. Peters burg Gazette was started in Russia in the following year. At present the European papers that are over a hundred years old are as follows: Frankfort Gazette, estab lished 1615; Leipsic Gazette 1660; London Gazette, 1665; Stamford Mer cury, 1695; Edinburg Courant, 1705; Rostork Gazette, 1710; Newcastle Courant, 1711; Leeds Mercury, i7i8; Berlin Gaxette, 1722; Leicester Jour nal, 1752; Dublin Freeman’s Journal, 1755, and London Times, 1785. The first newspaper in this country was published in Boston in 1690, by Benjamin Harris it^ was a monthly sheet, called Publick Occurrences, Foreign and Domestick. It lived but twenty-four hours, as the Government suppressed it after the first edition. The first permanent newspaper was its successor, the Boston News Letter, published in 1704. The first political paper started in this country was the Journal, New Yorit, published in 1733. In *744 the Advertiser, of Philadelphia, the first daily, made its appearance. The Recorder, oi Chillicothe, Ohio, pub-, lished in 1814, was the first religious paper, and the American Farmer, of Baltimore, started in 1818, the first agricultural paper. It was in 1822 that the Prices Current, of New Or leans, the first commercial paper, made its appearance. New York claims the honor of publishing the first penny paper. Lucky Pattf. Patti receives the largest wages ever paid to an artist, human or divine. She is paid 83,500 every night she sings in the Albert Hall in London. Even with this and the expenditures of $5,000 for each concert her man agers are able to show from 82,000 to 83,000 per night. Patti has earned by her own exertions more money than any five women that ever lived on the face of the earth. Her receipts since she. began singing in public, twenty-five years ago, cannot be much short of 83,000,000, and she has sev eral years of profitable fare-welling ahead of her. A voice like Patti’s and Patti’s face make a combination in which there’s more money than in a sugar trust. Facts About Indians. The number of houses occupied by Indians is 21,232. The total Indian population of the United States is 247,761. The Indiean agencies of the United States are sixty-one in number. The number of Indian church members in the United States is 28.663. There are ten Indian training schools in different parts of the Union. The number of Indians in the United States who can read English is 23,595. The number of Indians in the United States who wear citizens’ dress is 81,621. The number' of Indians living on and cultivating lands in the United States is 9,612. The number of Indians in tho United States who can read Indian languages is 10,027. — Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. THE LEADING NTHE Still another in voice of choice dress goods just received. Our Ladies’ Broad cloth in all the leading colors is certainly worthy of your attention. We are 60c. per yard under New York retail prices on them. In Carpets and Rugs we down ev* ery in this marked. and we invite a comparison of priefc es with other and larger markets. In Ladles, Hisses, and Children’s Wraps we are quarters, as we are in everything else pertaining to our line. r ■ - -v’iM ■ . * Mitchell