The Cartersville Express.
VOL. XX.—NO. 47.
The Business Revival Tells in Every
Branch of Her Industries.
I have just had a talk with Horace
Ware, the pioneer in the iron busi
neas of this section. He persisted in
its development when his neighbors
thought him silly—and he has evt-r
been watchful so much so that he can
name readily every furnace in the
State, and recite just what it has
done so nearly that his opinions for
the future deserve special considera
tion. He started the Shelby works
in 1841, and was soleowner until just
beforo the war when he sold a con
trolling interest. They were burnt
in 1865, and though much iron has
been produced, no dividends have
been declared since that time.
The two coke furnaces at Oxraoor,
of which you copied a liberal notice
recently are producing from eighty
to ninety tons per day, foundry iron.
These furnaces are only six miles
“THE IRON CENTRE OF ALABAMA.”
Mr, Deßardeleben, apd Mr. Chas.
Hillman are building a coke furnace
with good capacity at Birmingham.
The foundation is finished already.
The former of these gentlemen is
succeeding admirably with his coal
and coke enterprise six miles from
the city. He built a splendid rail
road to the mine and is now shipping
from “Coketon” more than a thous
and tons of coal and coke per day.
In connection with Mr. bloss, late
president of the North and South
railroad, and Mr. Terry, of St. Louis,
be is also building two other furnaces
near the city. By advancing capital
to the Edwards Iron Works, twenty
eight miles down the Alabama and
Great Southern railroad, he has ena
bled that enterprise to start again.
The furnace will he in full blast next
month and make thirty tons off un
dry iron per day. He will probably
build a cotton compress at Birming
ham very soon, and I understand he
is estimating the cost of a tunnel by
which to reach his Cahaba coal beds,
ten miles in the direction of Atlanta.
This accomplished, would give great
courage to interested parties in be
half of the Georgia Western railroad.
Mr. Deßardelebeu is quiet, unosta
tious and never gives utterance to a
scheme not seriously contemplated.
He is doing a vast amount of good.
Like Wm. H. Vanderbilt, he not
only has had the benefit of a saga
cious counselor but the capital to
prosecute, in early life, schemes in
accord with the plans of Daniel
Pratt, well known as, perhaps, the
most, important character and bene
factor of the state. Pratt’s gins
made Prattville famous throughout
the cotton belt and a fortune to his
only heir, Mr. Deßardeleben’s wife.
Mr. Beß. was reared under the coun
sel and in the family of Mr. Pratt.
On the line of the Selma Borne and
Dalton road there are two excellent
charcoal furnaces, which make ex
cellent car wheel iron. The princi
pal owners Messrs. Tyler and Noble,
are preparing to build a large cotton
factory, and have already erected
quite a number of splendid two story
tenement houses at Anniston.
Large shipments of crude ore are
being made from Jacksgnvelle.
The Stonewall and iEtna furnaces
and the one at Bound Mountain on
the Coosa river, are doing well.
They are not all in operation yet but
soon are to be, as is also the Alabama
furnace, though it has stood the dis
tiess in the iron business better than
most others, having been in blast
most of the time.
The Bidge Valley will soon he in
Most of the ore used by these works
is a fibrous brown hematite. That of
the Shelby works is most re
markable. There is a perpendicular
wall now being worked of thirty-five
to fifty feet, and it is supposed to be
more thanras deep again. The for
mation is remarkable. There ap
pears to have been an upheaval and
caused a ridge of about a mile in
length, and perhaps an aveiage of
one-third as wide, so that the thought
01 ultimate exhaustion is hardly
probable. The Shelby furnace
makes about forty tons, while tnat at
Woodstock makes perhaps forty five
tons per day.
A TALK WITH STEPHENS.
Important, If He Said It —Mr. Ste
phens on the Situation —Bayard
and Seymour and Grant No Go —
Tilden and Sherman the
[Correspondence Atlanta Constitution.]
Washington, December 10. —It
was iny purpose to send you a sort of
review of the choatic condition of
affairs politically in Washington, but
a little talk I have just had with Mr.
Stephens so nearly and correctly tells
the story that I prefer to produce it
as part of my letter.
“ W hat can one say of the situation
at present, Mr. Stephens ?”
“Oh, that is all agog. The men
here are puzzled, uncertain and et
sea. Tliey do not know what to do,
and are seemingly alraid to settle
upon anything. You might as well
try to tell where a stampeded herd
of buffalo will go to forecast where
this demorization will nd—what
direction it will take.”
“You do not think that it will last
throughout he season ?”
“No, I c not. The lines will re
form so 8' fas the leaders can re
ces coor jelly for the next cam
“Will there not be trouble growing
out of the varied financial views of
some of our leaders?
“I think uot —at least, not enough
to break the alignment of the party.
The campaign will not be projected
upon that iasue. It will be pretty
much the same old issues and contest
“What will become of Mr. Bayard
and his idea of bringing the Democ
racy back to its ‘old time principles
of hard money?’ ”
“Oh, Bayard has no chance. I
have never regarded him as very
much of a statesman, although he is
a high-toned, chivalrous gentleman.
But he never has had any care for or
sympathy with the masses of the
people. Now, he has stolen the
thunder of radicals and is trying to
sound it from their platform. In
other words, he is trying to hatch
their eggs, but I tnink they are ad
dled and can’t be hatched by any
body. If we are to have a radical
programme prevail I want to see it
run by radicals aud not forced upon
us by democrats.”
“But I see some of the republicans
are on the other line and quite as soft
in their currency demauds as the
“Yes, those are the western repubs
Jicaus. They are getting over on the
democratic platform and have taken
broad exceptions to the policy advo
cated oy Hayes and Sherman. That
is ail the better reason why Mr. Bay
ard and the democratic party should
not adopt that policy. We should
not seek to swap platforms with the
radicals, but rather make room on
ours for the men who can no longer
stand upon the other.” * * * *
“Who will be the candiate, in your
“Tilden. In the midst of all this
confusion it is plain that the inside
line of men are all at work for Til
den, and that when the time comes
he will be found the top man. He is
playing possum now, but he is not
dead by any means. He is working
to a purpose and knows how to ac
complish it.” * * * *
“And who will be the republican
“First, mind you, I do not say
Tilden will be nominated, but he
will be the heavy man in the fight,
and hard to beat off. As to the re
publican candidate, the tendencies
here are all to Sherman. Blaine
stands next, but Sherman is the real
strong man for the candidacy. Grant
will not be nominated. There is a
good deal of Grant enthusiasm, but
very little Grant movement among
the real munipulators of the party.
There are hardly any republican
members of cougress who want
Grant, and there is not a leading
newspaper in the party that advo
cates him. Oa the contrary, some of
them, like the Chicaj. o Tribune, are
very hostile to him.”
“Then you think Sherman will be
the man ?”
“Yes, I do. He has the money
power to back him, and is strong with
CARTERSVILLE, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1879.
the mass of his party ; not so strong j
on the east as Blaine, but the east j
does not nominate. Sherman’s re- !
port has hurt him somewhat with
the western republicans, but that he j
could not avoid, and I do not know !
that it would affect him much in a !
convention as against Blaine, for
Blaine is even less aeceptaole to soft
“What of the result in the cam
paign thus made up?”
“That, of course, doubtful
thing. Still, I have hopes that the
democratic party will hold its own
and make its majority next time so
certain as to silence all doubts.”
Sale of the Franchise to The Louisville
and Great Southern.
The most important event that has
yet transpired to North Georgia since
the boom commenced, is the purchase
of the Georgia Western by the
L. &G. S. B. R. Mr. DeFuniak,
general manager of the road was in
Atlanta this week, and in reply to
queries by the Constitution is reported
as follows :
“ What do you propose to do now ?”
“The company propo-es to have
the main engineer ordered here at
once. We will go to work, locate the
route, make all the estimates, and
prepare to begin the work. W e will
then lay before the people of Atlanta
the estimated cost of the work and
ask for their subscriptions. When
SIOO,OOO have been subscribed we
will push the work ahead instautiy.
The engineer will beat work by the
first of January. The subscription
books will be open as soon as our
company arranges the plan of sub
scription. If your people are in
earnest in wanting the road, and will
take hold with a will, I see no reason
why work shoUld not be commenced
within the next 40 or 60 days—more
likely in 30 days.”
“Will these books be opened in
“I presume that they will be put
in charge of a local committee who
will see to it that the money is rais
ed. You understand our position.
We have invested in the road-bed
already. We now propose to add
the expense of a careful survey.
Then if the people subscribe the
needed amount we will go ahead and
build the road. If not, we stop work
and await the pleasure of your peo
ple. I may say, however, that I
have not the least doubt from the
assurances I have had that the sub
scriptions will be made up here with
out trouble. We ask for no bonus,
but propose to give a good invest
ment for the money. We ask for no
advance payment, but propose to
build the road to the state line before
a dollar is paid on the subscribed
stock. These terms are too fair and
liberal to be disregarded.”
A CAPITAL PROPOSITION FOR AT
“Do you propose, or has it been
suggested to seek the oceau by an
alliance with the Georgia road ?”
“We do not. We propose to make
Atlanta our final point. We propose
to make this the distributing point
for the western trade, We have
here in Atlanta three competing lines
to the ocean, and another projected.
Why should we seek an alliance with
any one of them ? They are all our
natural allies. Any one of them will
be glad enough to carry our freight.
While it might bean opinion that
the Georgia road would get the lar
gest portion of this freight because it
is the directest route, and because it
leads to the best port on the coa9t,
still we should make no alliance with
any road, but consider them all our
friends. We want to reach Atlanta.
This is our aim. Further that this
we do not look. We shall find the
sea from this point by whichever
route wo wish.”
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Cause and Effect.
The maiu cause of nervousness is indiges
tion, and that is caused by weakness of the
stomach. No one can have sound nerves and
good health without using Hop Butt-re to
strengthen the stom ieh, purify the blood, and
keep th*- liver and kidneys active, to carry off
all the pol-onous and waste matter of the sys
tem. See other column.
Important Announcement —Combination
of Southern Agricultural Publications.
The following publication was made
in Nashville last week :
It gives us pleasure to announce the
combination of the Planter & Grange ,
published at Atlanta and the territo
ry, until recently, occupied by the
Southern Plantation , published at
Montgomery, with the Rural Sun ,
into one large eight-page weekly,and
to be known as the Dixie Farmer.
It is expected that arrangements
will have been completed for a mod
el issue of the Pixie Farmer to ap
pear January Ist.
The subscription price will be $1.50
a year. Offices will be kept in the
three capital cities, through which
every feature of the business, as here
tofore conducted, will be attended,
while there will be but one publica
tion. * * * *
There will be no change in the
management here. The former edi
tor and proprietor of the Rural . Sun
will continue his office here and have
charge of all interests affectiog old
patrons, aud will labor with renewed
zeal supply a better paper than ever,
giving “his hobby,” the live stock
department for Tennessee and Ken
tucky patrons, their well-known
Mr. Frank Gordon, of Georgia,who
brings the Atlanta Planter & Grange
into the combination with a fine bus
iness showing,will continue in charge
of tha Atlanta office.
Arrangements will be perfected in
Montgomery in due time.
Mr. S. A. Cunningham will look
after the interests in a more general
way over the broad territory occupi
ed. Mr. C., it will be remembered,
w is formerly connected with theNim.
His postoffice address will be Car
This combination will, we are cer
tain, favorably impress our patrons.
With the revenue of three papers in
so extensive and important fit Id of
agriculture and for the promotion of
such interests as the Dixie Farmer
shall foster, with but little more than
the publication expense of one, it Is
but reasonable to expect that it will
attain a prominence never before
equaled in the south, if anywhere, in
The advantages to advertisers will
be at once apparent, and the facilities
of making a paper worthy the dig
nity of its claims, are evident.
With tht se modest statements the
interested parties assume their duties
and responsibilities, confidently re
lying upon the active co-operation of
friends and the favor that merit will
procure from an interested public.
The combined interests of Dixie
farmers inspire an ambition which
shall uot be satisfied short of extra
Cartersville, Ga., Dec. 15th.
Council met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present Mayor Anderson, and
aldermen Wofford, Payne, Chapman,
Barron, Stover, Edwards and Simp
Minutes read and approved.
Beport of the Finance Committed
for the year ending Dec. Ist. 1879,
read and approved.
The report of managers of election
was then read, received and ordered
to be placed on the minutes.
There being no further business be
fore the board, the council adjourned
sine die, when the mayor elect B. B.
Trippe, and councilmen, J, C. Wof
ford, Edward Payne, L. A. Chapman,
A. L. Barron, M. H. Gilreath, J. A.
Stover, W. S. Edwards and B. W.
Satterfield, sworn into office for the
The new council then went into
the flection of officers, fixing the sal
aries as follows:
Clerk of Council - - $75 per annum
Tax receiver & treas’r. 80 “
•Marshal, - - - -40 “ month
Deputy marshal, -40 “
Geo. S. Cobb was elected clerk; B.
B. Mouateastle, city treasurer; John
A. Gladdou. marshal aud J. D.
kerson, deputy marshal.
The following resolution was offer
ed by alderman Stover, and adopted
by the council:
S. A. CUNNINGHAM
Resolved, By the mayor aud alder-*
men of the city of Cartersville. That
the bonds of city officers for the en
suing year be as follows: Marshal
two thousand dollars; deputy mar
shal two thousand dollars; clerk, one
thousand dollars, aud tax receiver
and treasurer, two thousand and five
The following committees were ap
pointed: On streets, L. A. Chapman,
E. Payne and M. H. Gilreath; on fi
nance J. C. Wofford, R. W. Satter
field and J. A. Stover; on cemetery,
W. C. Edwards, A. L. Barron, M. H.
Gilreath, and on public buildings, J.
C. Wofford aud W. C. Edwards.
Communication of C. H. C. Willing,
ham in regard to city printing was laid
on the table till regular meeting Ist.
Monday in January, 1880.
On motion of alderman Wofford
the street committe were authorized
to sell wagon and mules for cash or
good notes payable in three months.
It was agreed that the mayor and
marshal appoint all necessary police
for Christmas holidays, and that said
extra police receive each $1 per day
for their services.
The clerk was authorized to have
printed ail blanks necessary for the
The following License Ordinance
was adopted for the ensuing year OB
motion of alderman Stover.
To retail spirituous liquors per annum
$l5O paid Ist. of each month.
Billiard tables, per annum $25 paid
quarterly in advance.
Ten-pin alleys, per annum, $25, paid
2-horse drays, $lB, per annum, paid
quarterly in advance.
1-horse drays sl2 per annum, paid
quarterly in advance.
Wheelbarrow drays, $3 per annum
paid, quarterly in advance.
Resident auctioneers, ,SSO; paid
quarterly in advance.
Transcient auctioneers, $5 per day,
paid in advance.
All classes of peddlers, $5 per day,
Circuses $25 per day in advance.
Side shows $lO each, per day in ad
Hall rent, City Tax, licenses, etc.,
on shows in city hall sls for one night
and $lO for each successive night.
Hall rent, etc’, for local shows $5.
Council adjourned to meet hereaf
ter at 7£ o’clock, p. m. on Ist Monday
in each month.
B. R. Mountcastle,
Clerk of Council.
VOLUNTARY TO THE NATIONAL.
A Successful and Good Hotel.
It is an admirable and commenda
ble enterprise that benefits the pub
lic and maintains perpetuating
strength, and more especially is this
the case, when its liberality is re
markable. These reflections are the
result of observations at the National
hotel at Dalton, under the pacific
management of J. Q. A. Lewis, pro
prietor. The weary traveler is doub
ly refreshed by stopping there for
supper, as he not only gets abundant
food, always well prepared and in
good variety, but the brilliant hall,
scrupulously clean table linen re
minds him of a visit to well-to-do
friends in the country who, on such
occasions do their best to entertain
princely. The variety on the table
is not complete until even the finest
cakes prepared under the trained eye
of Madam Lewis, have been sliced
and carelessly stacked in easy access
to every guest. The cooking is inva>*
riably “perfect.” There is no strain
ed cordiality for success inspire a just
appreciation and, conscious of having
given the money’s worth makes hon
ors easy all around. In this connect
tion, I note an incident to verify.
Some time since a young master who
was about the age that puzzles the
public, to determine whether ho
should go at half a full fare presented
Mr. Will 11. Lewis a bill to pay for
his supper. The change was counted
as for a man, and then scanning the
youth again he added to the return
change showing, clearly, a determi
nation to act full out on the square.
May so well merited success ci/btinu
ally attend the National hotel at