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What a “Friend to the Poor Man” Has to
Say About the Park.
Editor Times-Enthrtrisk :
“A pretty park is a pretty thing,
anil a heavy tnx is a heavy thing.”
This is quoted from an article
signed “Broad Street,” in your issue
of 28th. These are facts which none
will attempt to deny. I am glad he
put it that way. It is a most excel
lent argument for the park, and not
against it. Let me now say: A light
pocket is a most xnromfoiiabk thing-,
lack of work is a distressing thing.
These two last will come if the park
is not purchased, ami it will he felt
surely by "the many families who arc
dependent on their daily labor for
bread and meat,” whom Broad Street
says “will cither stay away from the
polls or vote against it.” Now, it is
precisely' this class who will derive
the quickest, substantial benefit from
the park purchase.
“Park,” in issue of 27th, showed
that the man who paid taxes on
$1,000, was taxed only (>2A cents per
year for Park purposes. $500 is taxed
31} cents per year. In 1880 the total
value ot taxable property was 81,-
808.50 In 1888 it was $2,042.78. I
find that twenty parties who have
come here from the North, pnv taxes
on $200,000, which put into the town
treasury, brings as”taxes $1,17S. $12,-
500 of this is not on tax books for
1888, but will be for 1889, and will
be paid by only two gentlemen. Now,
let those who “earn their bread by
their daily labor,” note what this is to
then). Now, no man gives in his tax
at real value of property—we will say
one third its value. Now, one third
of $200,000 is $80,000, which to
$200,000 amounts to $340,000, every
cent of which, except the grand in
vestment, tho laboring mayidimtgpUen
by being employed, to build houses,
which represents the character of the
property above mentioned.
Now, it is all foolishness to say that
these people do not want parks, and
that they will not stay longer and
come in greater numbers if we have
them. There has been invested quite
$100,000 in country property, which
is left in its native state as natural
parks; because they arc attractive;
because their owners want them for
ornnmeut and pleasure. The orna
ment in these instances has benefitted,
substantially, only the laboring men,
for these parks are enclosed as private,
but the money to do all this has been
paid to the laborer, mechanic and
carpenter who did the work. Can
these people who do this work, afford
to not vote for anything to make their
place more attractive to the winter
visitors and residents, whereby they
pour their money' into their pockets?
None who come here for the winter
arc competitors in any kind of busi
ness or labor. They arc money spend
ers and consumers, wholly and ex
clusively. Who gets it? The man
who works, the merchant,servant, me
chanic, dairy-man, farmer; the one
who has produce of soil, muscle and
brain to earn his bread with!
“(rod helps those who help them
selves,” and let not people, and la
borers, especially, complain that there
is no work, no building, nobody who
wants servants, that everything is
dull, when they have it in their own
power to . get all of this for
themselves. What is a few cents a
year for taxes, when to pay that tax
will secure many days of remunerative
laboi, and dollars in the pockets of the
Park ’ in the issue of the 27th,
says that ‘ our property has increased
two and a half millions, and that cot
ton receipts have decreased 33} per
What is it? The money brought
here by our winter visitors, pays the
laboring city men more than the cot
ton crop, which practically pays them
nothing, (or it brings no more people
to the town to live permanently or for
a short time; it builds no houses, be
cause the cotton producer lives in the
country. The income from two and
a half millions northern investment
means just that much to the citv labor
er and resident. That amount in cot
ton is almost wholly to the farmer, arid
when “families are dependent on their
daily labor for bread and meat,” they
are those who, by all means, should
not stay away from the polls, or vote
“A pretty park is a pretty thing.”
A pretty park is a profitable thing.
A dead town is a dead thing.
An idle poor man is an unhappy
being, a busy man is a prosperous man,
a prosperous man is a happy man.
Vole for the park; it will bring peo
ple, money and work, therefore pros
perity and happiness.
A Friend to niEd’oou Man.
THE GEORGIA FARMERS.
Their Coming Visit to the Farms of Ohio,
Amkhicus, (4a., Aug. 20.—Major
W. L. Glessner, in charge of the
elusion tendered the Georgia burners
by the Central through Ohio, has
about completed bis arrangement
The excursion will start from Atlanta
.Saturday, the 31st, at 1:35 p. 111.
The party will ho composed of the
Hon. W. J. Noithen, president of
the State Agrcultural society,
Col. L. F. Livingston, president of
the State Alliance, Covington.
Captain R. Redding, director of
the State, experimental farm, Atlanta.
R. A. Nisbct, secretary State agri
cultural society, Macon.
W. R. Ke.mp, Swaine.sboro ; John
R. Cooper, Ogccclicc; A. (). Barry,
Cuthbcrt; Thomas F. Blaeksbear,
Thomasville ; J. B. James, Fort Val
ley; J. L. Anderson, Ilawkinsville;
C. L. Moses, Turin; W. R. Gorman,
Geneva ; AV. L. Peck, Conyers-; Sam
uel Barron, Round Oak; J. O. Wad
dell, Ccdartown; Felix Corput, Cave
Spring; L. II. O. Martin, Elbcrton ;
W. II. Perkinson, AVoodstock ; J. A.
Cloud, Buford ; James Barrett, Au
gusta ; M. C. Fulton, Thompson.
The party will be supplied with
two of the Central’s handsome new
sleepers, which they will occupy dur
ing the trip.
TIIE SCHEDULE ARRANGED
for the trip is as follows:
Leave Atlanta 1:35 p. 111., Satur
day, Aug. 31, via. AVcstcn ami At
lantic and Cincinnati Southern.
Arrive Cincinnati, Sunday, Sept. 1,
at 5:40 a. m.
Remain in Cincinnati Sunday and
Monday, visiting stock farms in vicin
ity on Monday.
Leave Cincinnati on Little Miami
road, Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7:25 n. m.
Arrive at Columbus, 1:10 p. m.
Spending the remainder of Tuesday
and AVedncsday and Thursday in
visiting Ohio State F’air and Experi
Leave Columbus on Cleveland, Col
umbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis
road, 11:35 a. in., Friday, Sep. ti.
Arrive at AA’ellington at 1:45 p. 111.
Spending the remainder of the day
and Saturday in visiting dairy farms
Leaviug AVclliugton on Cleveland, j
Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapo
lis road, Saturday, Sept. 7, at S:32
Arrive at Cleveland at 9:50 p. m.
Spend Sunday iu Cleveland.
Leave Cleveland, Monday, Sep
tember 9, on Lake Shore and Michi
gan Southern, at 10:52 a. 111.
Arrive at Sandusky 12.50 p. m.
Spend the remainder of Monday
and Tuesday in visiting vineyards
and fruit farms, with probably an ex
cursion to Kelly's island.
Lave Sandusky over L. S. and M.
S., Tuesday, September 10th, at 1:13
Arrive at Toledo 7:45 p. 111.
Spend AA'ednesday in Toledo, visit
ing Tri-State fair of Ohio, Indiana
Lave Toledo over Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton road, Wednes
day, September lltli, at 11:25 p. 111.
. Arrive Dayton, Thursday, Septem
ber 12th, 4:45 a. m.
Spend Thursday and Friday in
Dayton, visiting stock and fruit
From Dayton the schedule is left
open, as it is probable that the party
may visit Chicago, although this is
Air. Blackshcar will hold up the
end of the second district- No bet
ter representative could have been
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.’
The Owner of the Original Will Not Ex
hibit During the Big D,i9play.
Baltimore, M. I)., August 25.—
There is much indignation felt in this
city among the promoters of the big
display next month, against Mr. Eden
Appleton, No. 71 East Fifty-fourth
street, Now York. Mr. Appleton is
the possessor of the ling which floated
over Fort McHenry in September,
181 I, when the British invaders bom
barded tiie fort and Merc ignominious-
ly driven from tlie waters of the
Chesapeake. It is the same flag that
inspired in Francis Scott Key, that
genuine burst of patriotism, “The
Star Spangled Banner,” as be caught
sight of it through the morning mist
from the deck of a British vessel on
which lie was detained a prisoner,
still waving over the fort. On Sep
tember e2 next there will he a grand
celebration here of the repulse of the
British. There will he a bombard
ment and defense of the fort in which
several United States war ships will
be engaged. The celebration, it was
thought, would not be complete with
out the presence of the original flag,
but tiie most potent influences fail to
induce Air. Appleton to allow it to
come to Baltimore. There is strong
talk now of calling the attention of
the secretary of war to the matter. It
is claimed that Appleton lias no right
to the flag; that it was made by’ the
ladies of Baltimore and presented to
Fort McHenry as the garrison flag,
and therefore, properly belongs to the
United States government. It came
into Appleton’s hands through a line
of descent from Colonel George Arm-
istcad, who commanded at Fort AIc-
Hcnry during the bombardment.
After the conflict Colonel Armistead
took personal possession of the flag.
Bring on the New Foot Wear.
A professor in the California state
university says he lias made a discov
ery that will revolutionize the leather
industry. Ilis alleged discovery is
that certain combinations of fat and
with sulphur compounds, when
used }n tanning, will make leather
impervious to weather, and render it
so pliable as to be almost indestructi
ble. Shoes made of leather tanned
according to this method would, says
the professor, last five times as long
as the present ones, and would cost
no more. The country is said to
spend 8300,000,000 annually for hoots
and shoes, and if the California pro
fessor's discovery is put to practical
use the people will regard him as a
public benefactor, but a good many
leather men will have to go into some
The Osage tribe of Indians is said to
he the richest nation in the world.
The tribe numbers 1,500 men, women
and cbildrcu. They have in the
United States treasury $7,758,594 0
their own money, drawing 5 per cent,
interest. But besides this they have
1,470,000 acres of land, equal to just
about 1,000 acres’apiece. This land
would sell for $10 an acre, or $10,000
lor each individual portion. This
makes each Indian worth 815,171.
This wealth is a curse to them, and
tlie'tribe is dying out.
The standing army of the nation
does not seem to he standing, it is de
serting. Out of 25,000, there have
been over 7,000 desertions since 1S80.
They appear to lie going—not stand
ing—and they do not stand upon the
order of their going.
THE GUESS WHO COLUMN.
Queries That May Lead to Duels and
From the Atlanta (fin.) Journal.
“The Guess AVho” column.
Few people iu Georgia who arc not
readers of the weekly press of the
state know what a Guess AVho column
It is distinctly Georgian—a home
stroke—originated in and maintained
by some of the Georgia weekly edi
The new journalistic feat furnishes
entertainment, produces quarrels,
causes fights, brings threats of lawsuits
and upsets communities.
Can you gess wliat a “Guess AVho”
column, is ?
A few samples of some «f the pa
pel's will convey a better idea of this
new departure in newspaperdom than
could tic given by a written descrip
tion or explanation.
The Handcrsville Mercury of Tues
day wants iG readers, among other
things, to “Guess wlm sends kisses to
pay for chewing gum;” “Guess who
the young lady is that left our John
nie;” “Guess who is the young man
who left his lull, in excitement, at
his girl’s house, and went home hare
Such questions in tiie public prints
of a small town are calculated to cause
a row if anybody gets so indignant as
to betray himself by giving vent to
The most absurd questions
sometimes propounded. Here are a
few samples clipped from different
“Guess who Mould rather lie dead
than see the Georgia train go to Au
gusta to morrow with a certain young
lady who is going home?” “Guess
who got the mitten last night ?”
“Guess who fell in a ditch last night
and had to lie helped out ?” “Guess
who tried to open the night latch with
his pocket-knife ?”
Here are a couple of staggerers :
“Guess who our new devil will be?”
“Guess who wants to ho our wife!”
They come from a Aliddlc Georgia
You arc asked to guess all sorts of
To ' guess who wants to go to the
legislature, who has nothing to eat at
home, whose wife wants a divorce, and
who wants to get married.
You are asked to guess who lias but
one shirt, who laughs in church, who
walks slowly with lii.s giri, who lias a
terrible temper, who admires dogs,
who cats snails, who drinks ink, who
writes like a lieu stratching, who/ncts
like a dunce, who splits rails on Sun
day, who cried when a young lady
went away, who is sn'cet on Jim .San
ders, and who wishes his Mite would'
In no instances are answers given
to the questions.
AA’hen this is begun, the disturban
ces growing out of the column will
treble. At present parties iiit don’t
yelp, Hut lay low and say nothing.
As it is, however, the “Guess AVho”
column has caused whole communities
to quarrel, and more than one editor
has fallen from grace in consequence.
There is on record an instance where
brothers won't speak because of the
column, another where the heads of
two families fought, and' the number
of young ladies n ho have been crush
ed and young men M'lio have been
humiliated could only he expressed
The “Guess AVho” is a dangerous
l’urely personal matters are touch
ed upon, which aggravates things.
Sometimes a question covers more
than one person—accidentally. In
stinctively, aged meu, matrons, maids
and young men heave a sigii of relief
when they read their paper’s “Guess
AVho” column and ascertain that they
have escaped a stab.
Then the whole town prays the
week out to be spared next issue.
Feeling is at high tension.
The “Guess AVho” column, if it has
come to stay, will cause trouble in
To the Front.
(Alilchell Houso 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 Avid-
est lasts. Patent
leather shoes, hand
some line of gents’
toilet slippers and
full line of ladies’,
misses’ and children’s
[Mitchell House Block.