VOL 1 -NO sk.
< '■ KOItG 1 .V, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, '885)
So.00 PER ANNUM
;i:: Wonders of Electricity.
.-non to lie li^jlit
i !«■(. tiifity, tlio following
::'1 answers, lately publish-
liner’s Magazine, will bo
cn itch t is used
vor an Atlantic
lliii'ty cells of battery
In :it) volts.
is I lie longest distance
iinvorsation by telcponc
lland. Me., to Buffalo,
fastest time made
railway ? A.—A
or enough to
•trie motor? A.
100 horse power
iles of telegraph
i the I’nited
me sages can be
wire at one time?
ipliing from a
accomplished ? A.—
nit from the car roof
■rent in the wire on
track. ’ *
re the most widely
tween which it is
and New '/. aland,
miles of telephone
n in tlm I’nited
than i 17,000 over
im -sages are sent
he greatest candle
t used in a light-
million, in light-
v persons in the
engaged in Imsi-
ih-ly on electricity ?
..'it take to trails-
-m San Fram-iso to
V. -About lifteen
Yiii'k, ('anso, I’en-
ibay, Madras, 1’cn-
0 time made
I lias the most
plant? A. -
■ man ol'-war Chicago,
i ■ the average cost, per |
About S 1,000.
many miles of electric
b'-re in operation in the
s ? A. A limit -mo miles,
ore under construction.
(length of current is
t-i luiiuaii life? A.—Five
Its, but depending largely
tor- “Well, I’ve got a
at last.' 1 Young Lawyer—“Glad
ar it. When you get him to the
nt where lie wants a will drawn let
< ion. Francis E. Spinner, cx-Unitcd
■‘■'tales treasurer, is not expected to
live many weeks longer. Ho Is at
1’ablo fleacli, Fla. Last year he was
reported to be considerably improved
in health, but ho is now more feeble
than ever. He is 87 years old.
Rumors that the Terminal Has Scooped
the Atlanta and Florida.
Ati.ania, Ga , Aug. ar.—The re
organization to-day of the Atlanta and
Florida railroad has given rise to var
ious rumors in railroad circles. The
new board of directors elected the fol
lowing officers -. Col. R. F. Maddox,
president; Cecil Gabbett, first vice
president and manager; E. W. Marsh,
second vice dresident; R. J. Lowrey,
treasurer; J. K. Brunner, secretary
A committee consisting of R. F. Mad
dox, II. C. Harris, J. R. Wylie, E. P-
I lowcll and H. J. Hill was appointed
to negotiate a loan to relieve the
present indebtedness and put the road
on its feet. Mr. Gabbett promises to
make the road one of tiicbcst running
out of Atlanta. Ilis appointment as
general manager has created the sus
picion and rumors that the AYcst Point
Terminal has made another deal, but
this is denied by president Maddox.
Georgia’s School Fund.
Gapt. l-'urlow, of the comptroller
general’s office, on Monday completed
the public school statement, which
shows that this year $490,708.14 will
be divided among the public schools.
This sum is derived from several sour
ces.The show tax contributes §1,895. So
the liquor tax §71,730.96; one-half the
rental of the Western and Atlantic road
gives $ 150,000; dividends from Georgia
railroad slock? $2,046, the net hire 01
convicts amounts to §>7,356; the fees
of the inspectors of fertilizers give §87,-
186 >9; and the school appropriation
act of iSS-S adds $165,000 to the fund.
This is the first year that the act of
1888 has been in effect, and conse
quently the amount of money to be
divided among the teachers is just the
amount ot the appropriation larger
than it has ever been before. The ex
penses to be deducted from the fund
amount to $4,516.79, which leaves
$486,191. 35, to be divided. Capt.
l-'urlow will turn the statement over
to School Commissioner Hook. By
him it will be apportioned out to each
county, according to the number of
children of school age which the returns
show. Each school commissioner is
authorized to draw a draft on the com
ptroller general’s office for the amount
apportioned to his county. These
drafts are received as tax returns, and
this arrangement obviates the neccss-
ty and expense of a journey to Atlanta
to receive the money.
For the Month of August, 1889.
A ugust. Xow is the time to muzzle
" your dogs.
“ The hydrophobia season
“ Camp meetings gel ripe.
“ The politician mixes with
The preachers take their
vacations and the devil
gets in his work.
“ The summer girl becomes
the last rose of slimmer.
New corn juice begins to
“ Peach brandy gets ripe.
“ Spring has gone out ofstyle.
“ Papa’s pants will soon fit
The Negro Billiardist.
Cii.uti.KSTOx, 8. G'., August 20.—
•l imes Dennison, the most expert ne
gro who ever handled a billiard cue,
died here to-day, aged A.'!. He was
known to the southern world as
“Pug,” and in the days of pocket ta
bles and the early days of the carom
tables, could discount almost auy man
in the south. Ho had hosts of white
friends who offered to send him north
to give exhibition games, but he al
ways declined, preferring to live here.
He never took up a cue, however,
with any except white men. Before
the war he won a diamond cue of
fered by one of the billiard table man
ufacturers for making the famous
double round pocket shot. When
the award was made it was not known
that he was a negro.
A Wink That Didn’t Count.
From the Boston Herald.
“But the quickest drink I ever took
was in our New Tersey watering place,
Ashbury Park. They practice prohib
ition to a painful extent, so that a man
will take great chances when he’s very
dry. A friend and myself were in
strucled to go to a certain druggist
whose reputation for lawful dealing
was not unsullied, and to call for soda
with ipecac, at the same time winking
with the left eye, whereupon we would
receive what we wanted. We went to
‘•What’ll you have ?’ said lie.
"Soda with ipecac,’ said we, as we
simuhaneous’y depressed our left eye
“He obligingly went to the other
end of the shop, returned with a decan
ter containing a delicious looking ruby
colored fluid, poured three fingers of
it into each glass, filled the same with
soda water and passed the foaming
draughts across the counter.
“Regards,’ said Charley, as he lifted
the beverage to his lips.
"Same to you,’ said I, and we buried
our noses in the fragrant froth. But it
was an unfamiliar fragrance. We set
our glasses down.
“What did you put in this?’ I asked
the druggist, who was methodically
wiping off the counter.
“Ipecac,’ he replied, with freezing
“ ‘Ipecac !’ exclaimed Charley, in a
“ ‘Ipecac. That’s what you asked
for, wasn’t it?’
“I threw down a quarter, and with
out waiting for change or saying
another word, we bolted and made
tor the wild and lonely sea-shore, where
Charley, who had taken the largest
gulp of the internal mixture, practically
illustrated the physiological effect of an
emetic. The pyschological effect of
that adventure clings to me still. I
am opposed to all subterfuges in this
The tax returns for 1888 showed
that property had increased in value
througout Georgia 818,000,000. FI very
year since that time the returns have
shown an increase but never has the
amount for the year 188-’> been equal
led. This year, however, the high
water mark will be passed and a new
record established. Captain Furlow,
of the comptroller general’s office, has
received up to date the tax digests of
182 counties, and these show an in
crease of 81.8,000,000. Five counties,
including Fulton, remain to he heard
from, and they will bring the record
up 80,000,000 more. The tax receiver
of Fulton county predicts tlmt his di-
t will show at least 80,000,000 im
provements. And should the other
four counties have fallen oil in value,
the result will have little effect on
the grand total.
The increase of |xS3, which, for
many years, was quoted as something
phenomenal, included the improve
ments in railroad property, which
was a very large factor. The 81!),-
000,000 worth of improvements this
year came solely from the tax digests,
leaving the railroads out. Should
they be included the statement would
prove that Georgia is 82A,(100,000
richer than she was last year.
A newspaper published in New
York city, prints in every issue tele
grams from .Shakespeare, Grant,
Washington, McClellan, Grcely, Lin
coln and other distinguished persons.
It-is not a comic newspaper, but us
serious as its spiritualistic editor and
the dead men who are contributors,
can make it. In spite of what might
naturally bo expected, the telegrams
have nothing very startling in them,
being very vague in their etatements.
And the editor judiciously suppresses
It would bo interesting to see where
they are dated.
Dr. E. Parsons, of Savannah, the
oldest dentist in Georgia, aged 83,
died in Savannah, this week.
To the Front.
The City Shoe Store,
(Mitchell House Block.)
Has just opened up
to the young and old
gents the handsomest
line of shoes ever of
fered in our city, in
all styles, from the
narrowest to the wid
est lasts. Patent
leather shoes, hand
some line of gents’
toilet slippers and
full line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
Mitchell House Block.