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,t the banner Leaii. Because it prill* local News of Athwit, IrL ceorria Nows tod Hsppwlflj*. 'jliflwImportant In ths Wort*. IMPOHTAHT to iD^SRTISBfiS. THE DAILY MB WEEXLI Et-A.2SrHTES3E*. Hays ha tarpictamtJattoaa of any a* Dul»H«kaJ |n mmI r jafton IWmaIs rttoiiinM in nmiMcm cotbvh vM|h ; , i .1. INM 1 Deunelilue* with Use Eat. !*»»• I Athena Bminer, Ru. 1! ATHENS, GA„ TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 1-. 1891.-8 PAGES VOL. 59 NO. 35 MOT THE ALLIANCE. per cent-, while that of Georgia is but t little over 146 per cent. we publish an editorial Athews Banner on the preju- dice between city and country. There is no good reason for the enmity that » often exists between the two. and tow o people are more to blame than any others for this state of &naire.—Camming Clarion. We think yon are not altogether fair in this statement. Why blame the city and town people for this state of affairs any more than the country people ? Both are equally at fault in the matter, and both should see the error of their way and act accordingly. |T WAS litor Harry Brown of the Soutb- Alliance Fanner has printed a readable circular and scattered * ot it over the desks of the leg- m at the Capitol. the address Editor Brown fires )t at the Atlanta Constitution the Atlanta Journal for their attacks upon the General for refusing to accept the s Home. The circular’s it appears, is to clear the 0 f the Alliance of this fatal <r mistake. The cir- THE CHATTAHOOCHEE. M HE OFFERS A CLOCK A DAY OF WRATH, HE WINKED HIS EYE- HON- POPE BARROW AND THEY ALL BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF A SUBSTANCE THEY SWIFTLY FLOWING RIVER OF THE STATE. GIVES HIS VIEWS ABOUT A PROH1 B1TION LAW. MR. V W. SKIFF, THOUGHT WAS WHISKEY DOCTORS CAN’T GIVE IT, LOVER’S LEAP STORMS THE PARAPETS. The Renowned Jeweler, Is In the race for the Mayoralty—He says he Is In the Fight to the Finish—Two Candidates In the ring now. Athens Is as dry as a bone Until the Dispensary Is Opened-Hurry up and open It, Is the cry. And the Beautiful Cascades-The Grandeur of Columbus Scenery as Portrayed by the Banner’s Spe c!a' Correspondent. The Effort to Reconsider the Veter ans* Home BiU Killed by the “Nine ty-Three and the Nigger”—The Mayor and City Attorney of Atlanta Condemned- Stormy Scenes. riliifying Aseoffibly Veteran’ purpose, as ikirw W (! distress^ talar ^ocs on to show that the issue i? no Alliance issue. It says that a resolution »as introduced before the s t j:f Alliance Convention, recom bine that the legislature should |CCe p l the Home, and that President Livingston took the floor and spoke • t behalf of the resolution, but that jl, e resolution was tabled because U), Alliancemen thought it was no ay.-' o! their especial concern, bm „ i SS afc loi the legislature to settle. g* it The Banner cannot, gpriiyi!.' Alliance should be held jccouui&bie for the action of the State Legislature in this matter. It is not a question in which the Alii- met principles are involved, and rtiv should the Alliance worry about it,one way or the other ? It isn't worth while to lay every thing bad resulting in the Slate leg islature at the door of the Alliance. The leaders against the Veteran’s Hone were not Alliancemen. Many of those who voted against it were lawyers and doctors. The truth is that Alliancemen could lay aside Alliance principles in voting on this question, for it is not a measure in which the Alliancemen have the slightest interest so far ns the ad- tsiicement of their principles is concerned. The Banner thinks it hasty poli cy on the part of any one to get an gry with the men who voted against be bill to establish the Home. Es pecially is it a had spirit that prompts oie to charge the Alliance with kiii- isr the hill. We believe the issue came up fairly before the General Assembly a? a public question. It •is fully and extensively debated. The vote was taken and the bill was ‘'" t "e were, surprised at the re in,t, so were the people of Georgia, believe it was a mistake on the Brown vs. Skiff. That is the way the Mayer’s race stands now. Mr. Valentine W. Skiff, the renown ed jeweler, of Athens, has thrown down the gage of battle and is defying any one to pick it up. Mr. Skiff, when seen yesterday in re gard to the race, was not like the other candidates that have been mentioned. He didn’t say he wasn’t ready yet to say anything for publication, hut he talked right out in meeting. “Yes,” siud he, “I am in the race, and I am in to stay until the last ballot has been deposited and the vote counted out and declared.” “You will make quite a vigorous cam paign for the office, will you not?” “Yes, I am going to pull off my coat and get down to work in earnest. The position sought is one that any citizen of Athens should esteem an honor to have conferred upon him. “My record in the psst as a citizen, of Athens is all that I desire to stand upon, and I am quite confident that my friends are numerous enough to put me through successfully.” “Will you spring any issues in the campaign ?” “Yes, I start out with the proposition to settle all this trouble about the dif ferent times in Athens. If elected to the office of Mayor, I will donate to the .city a large and handsome city clock to be placed in whatever portion of the city the conncil may designate, and wan anted to keep perfect time.” Thus the fight lor the mayoralty grows interesting. The other named candidates have not decided yet, but the race^is on at any event. Mayor Brown, with a fine record be hind him, and Mr. Skiff with tbc prom ise of a city clock if elected. Come along, gentlemen, the more the merrier. Is Athens dry ? Cannot the druggists Bell whiskey un til the dispensary iB established? These are questions that are general ly asked on the streets and particularly in the drug stores now! The trouble and donbfefnl inquiry all seems to come out of the following lit tle editorial squib which was recently in the Banker : Along with the Athens dispensary Twelve men. One drug store. The scene opens with a low conver sation in which “red eye” and “com juice” is mentioned every now and ® wn i while ever and anon a smothered curse follows the mention of Clarke county being dry. Another person appears at the front door, walks in and asks for Mr , the druggist. “Well, sir, what will yon have?” asked the druggist. “I have some sick folks at home,” said the man in a plaintive manner and I want a bottle of turpentine. ‘•What sized bottle?” “Here’s a bottle yon can put H in,’» said the man and running his hand into his coat pocket, he produced an old beer bottle. “It has had beer in it,’ ’ he said in an excusing manner, “but I guess it will be all right.” “Yes, I’ll fill it up for you,” replied the druggist, and he soon returned with the bottle filled with a white liq uid. The lips of the twelve men smacked and their mouths watered. As the man passed out of the store he winked his eye at the crowd and gave them to understand that they could get all they wanted back in the rear room. The man disappeared and the twelve men juggled. Presently one of them walked slowly back and accosted the druggist, “My wife is sick, sir, and the doctor says I must have a little turpentine, so I thought I would just buy a half pint.” “I«et me see your prescription,” re plied the druggist. “I haven’t got any, but you’ll let me have the turpentine for my sick wife?” “Well, yes, Til let you have it.” He got the turpentine and walked past his comrades with a two foot smile on his mug. Then another went back and said, “I am all broken up and the doctor says for me to rub my limbs with turpentine, and I want a quart,” and here he stopped to draw ont a quart flask. “It's had whisky in it, sir, but it will do all right.” He got the quart of turpentine. And so it went until the last of the twelve had secured a bottle of tur pentine. The last one as he rounded the mear- est corner suddenly took a severe in ward pain and determined to try the virture8 of a good swallow of ; well be tried it anyhow, and in about two seconds bine streaks of sulphurous utterances flashed through the air.— ! —!—! oh my mouth—!—!—! grand rascal—1—!— I’ll ring his—!—!—! neck—!—!—! oh my month etc. etc. That man stood on his head, he danced on his ears, he tore his hair, and rave and swore, and pat his ever lasting curse upon the man that in vented turpentine. Jnstaroond another block two other men were pawing up the earth, while a short distance farther on another was wire of the For the Sunday Banner. Columbus Ga., Aug. 29.—[Special.]— The beauty and romance of a lover’s leap have been claimed by every spot on earth that could hold any possible claim to natural scenery wherein the effect of a leap oonld be obtained. Why lover’s leap should be such a bo nanza to a community muBt forever re main in shadow, unless to portray the rashnesB with which all lovers leap into and out of difficulties is to offer a pleasing side of humanity to mankind. Be that as it may there are so many noted lover’s leaps,that if they increase at the present rate of universal discov ery, very soon every lover in the world can have a leap to himself if he so de sires. But whether in this day and genera tion the lover will find that, particular maiden willing to leap with him, is a question of dubious aspect. I think myself that he would leap to the death alone; girls nowadays having a better hold upon what affections fashion and society-teaching permit them to retain, than did that Indian maiden, who took the leap with exulta tion in her simple heart—glad to go if going meant union with him even In death. But n’iinporte; the place itself Atlanta. Ga-, August 28th.—[Spe cial.]—To day was the worst of all to the House of Representatives. It is safe to say that never before in the history of Georgia have such wild and exciting scenes been witnessed in the House. For a time there was almost a pande monium, and the air was filled with cries of excited and prejudiced enthusi asts shouting for order, and yelling back answers in response to the questions of the speakers. There was a full crowd in the gallery, and they were with the supporters of the motion to reconsider action on the Confederate home bill, made by Mr. Cutts, of Sumter, at the opening of the session. At times their applause was so loud and prolonged that the speaker had to call for order in the gallery. HOW THU BOW STARTED. The first part of the session was quiet enough, bat the middle and latter part of it were almost like a pandemonium. Mr. Cutts, of Sumter, made a motion to reconsider the action of the House of the Veterans’ Home bill, and moved to suspend the rules so r.b'it the motion could be made next Thurs day when the mqpnbers were feeling better over the matter and were not so prejudiced. The motion to suspend " * can see no ground for the charges against certain Alliance leaders, that they defeated the bill to accept the veterans* home. Many of the most ar dent supporters of the*bill were Alli ancemen, and while the Banner reiter ates what it said from the first—that the defeat of the bill is to be regretted— it does not see the justice or fairness in charging its defeat to the Alliance. bill another bill was introduced which repealed that section of the local law al lowing practicing physicians to pre scribe and furnish liquor to their pa tients. The new law which has passed both houses makes Athens and Clarke county absolutely dry, and renders it unlawful for practicing physicians to furnish liquors to their patients. Hence liquor cannot be sold legally under any circumstances in Clarke county until the dispensary is established. Tuesday There are women who think on Sun day that they have religion, but during the week they think otherwise when they have to prepare meals, on a wood stove in the summer time, for an unap preciative husband.—Tribune-of-Rome. Nay, nay; say not so. Bless the good heart of that dear woman, she lives ever in the consciousness of faith ful piety, but we do not warrant that the husband’s religion is what it ought to be. liquors on prescriptions. So, until the dispensary is established, Clarke,is dry as a bone. The druggists are anxious to know whether or net their licenses still bold good, and many a lawyer has been con- salted on this point within the past few days. A Banner reporter found Hon. Pope Barrow in his office yesterday and asked: “Have you been consulted by any of the physicians of Athens as to their rights to furnish liquor to their pat- tients.” “Yes, several of them.” “What have you advised them?” “To stop.” “Why did you give this adv|r if you think this liquor legislation for Clarke county unconstitutional?" Because I have not examined the doc tors and druggists bill and have no opin ion upon it. I have never given any opinion upon that bill. I have simply advised the doctors and druggists who consulted me to stop furnishing liquor because I had seen the bill and that was the sa*e side.” “You did give the opinion during the campaign that some local liquor bill was unconstitutional; what was it?” “The dispensary bill.” “Then you think the doctors and druggists had better stop selling to their patients.” “I have so advised those who have consulted me, It was lamentable that the Home for Georgia veterans was not established, but still more lamentable tbat all this madness and venom sbould be aroused over the matter. Sats the Boston Herald: They say that ex-Speaker Reed and ex-Speaker Carlisle sat down to a quiet game of cards up in the White mountains the other day. Thus do the asperities of politics simmer in high latitudes. is un der consideration now. There can be no higher claim to the genuine Leap than Columbus, Georgia, possesses; if scenery and the air of ro mance overshadowing everything can form a claim. The old Indian hunting grounds where arrow heads yet abound; the fields where the waving maize gleamed golden in the sun; the ancient and ex hausted looking cedars under which they held their councils and war dan ces ; the very fact that here the Cowe- tas retained their hold until far down the present century, all combine to form a claim of unusual strength. The winding Boulevard now in pro cess of construction is the most charm ing feature of beautiful Columbus, lead ing as it does ever up and up, past aod through the grand, moss-draped forest, close to the river—that “swiftly flow ing" stream. O, the river! O, the cascades, the rushing, dashing, roaring water! O, the grandeur of its impetuosity and power! Far beyond the huge, projecting rock that forms a natural and inviting leap to death, the bosom of the river is placid, scalm, erene;—but like the turbulency of lore, when it reaches the romantic spot, it dashes over sunken rocks with powerful force. The current carries all before it, and the broad, rocky causeway forms a re sistance that only angers the water. I foams and sparkles and brawls, bu stops not to argue,—is hurried on and down to a useful ending. . The sun shines, too, on the Silver Wampum where the lovers were sur prised; upon the trail they followed to the high point from which the leap to death was made; and also, it shines too, on the cruel rocks and water that form the grave of the devoted couple. Across the river rise the hills of another state, wrapped in a dreamy, purple light, the amethystine glow of walls Bupernal, and all around lies the forest primeval. May the hand of man never to dese- It seems rather unjust to charge Col. Livingston with killing the Confeder ate Veteran’s Horae bill when be spoke in its favor before the State Alliance Convention. Mr. Hill, of Merriwether, made a strong speech, in which he stated that he hoped the members would not re consider the matter. Cries “we’ll do it.” He made a radical speech against the Confederate Home bill, and against the men who held the indignation meeting at the artesian well last night. Oliver Wendell Holmes has celebra ted his eighty-second anniversary. The old fellow is lively yet. Poor weather for bringing out the cotton crop. TO PETITION THE COUNCIL To lHave a School Erected In East Athens. In talking with a prominent citizen of East Athens yesterday, a Banner reporter learned that a petition would be started in that section of the city and addressed to the City Council, ask ing that body to look into the matter of building a school for white children in East Athens as soon as the finances of the city would warrant it. The citizens of East Athens realize that if a new building is to be estab- Tiikke lias been no yellow fever this year on the southern coast. Many ques tions were asked by members and he wa3 often interupted, but had plenty of time to censure the people of Atlanta for holding such a meeting. Mr. Goodwin then replied to.Mr. Hill and stated that the people of Atlanta did not approve any mob. The mob which entered the capitol was not the people of Atlanta but a crowd of youths aod boys who did not. Mr. Martin also answered the remarks of Mr. Hill and fully vindicated the people of Atlanta and their course. Mr. Cutts then asked leave to with draw bis motion. The request was refused, Mr. Atkinson,of Coweta, mak ing the strongest objection. He then took the floor in spite of the Speaker’s ruling that he was not intiled to it, and made some strong and severe remake Will it snow? How an old Negro Holds to a Soldiers cap Dear to hts Heart. Only a worn-out blue cap. That’s all. But, it is a treasure to old Uncle Richmond Elder, the old darkey so well known on the streets on Athens. The story is a touching one. Ricbmomd went off to the war with his “marster,” a young man named Elder wSo lived in Oconee county. He followed him where the battle grew thickest and where bullets came with most telling effect- He nev er faltered in his faithful service to bis young master, and spread bis own blan ket each night on the ground by the side of his master’s cot, and kept np the camp fire many a long winter’s night, when chilling blasts blew strong and bleak In the fight at Malvern |Hill, a bul let from a Yankee’s musket pieroed the heart of the gallant Elder, and he fell to death in an instant. Who bnt Richmond, the slave, sbould rush to his side and clasp There is a large differ ence between the bill repealing the doctors and drnggists furnishing liquor and the dispensary bill. They stand upon entirely different grounds. I have a decided opinion upon one of them, upon the other I have formed none, and have expressed none.,’ MR. MERIWETHER DEAD. THE RAINS FELL, could scarce by be heard for the shower hisses and cries for order. Mr. Atkinson only took bis seat when the speaker called for the doorkeeper to enforce the rul ing of the chair. After the request bad been refused Mr. Atkinson again obtained the floor and made the strongest and severest Bpeech tbat has been heard in Geor gia’s capital for years. Mr. Atkinson said: I belong to that crowd who are dabbed the“93 and a nig ger,” and who have been[called traitors to the men whq WQrq,thqgray. slf.any who spoke at the artesian well ern Union Telegraph company, died here today from blood poisoning, the result of a carbuncle. Mr. Meriwether was Superintendent of the. old American Telegraph Co., daring the war, having worked up messenger boy. challenging the trolley electric line to a fire-spitting match. One poor fellow took about aeupfull of the liquid and the last seen of him he was going at a two-forty rate in the direction of Milledgeville. Results.—Twelve bottles of turpen tine sold and as many disappointed men. The county still remains dry. But, it was too late. The soldier died in the negro’s arms and Richmond took the cap from his master’s hand- from the position of He was regarded as one of the best tele graph men in the country. His dis trict composed Chattanooga, Atlan ta, Macon and all territory west of that to the Texas lines. Until recently his headquarters have been at Mobile, hav ing been changed to Atlanta several months ago. *: County Taxation of Railroads. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 29.—[Special.]— Judge Marshall J. Clarke in Superior court to-day declared that the county taxation of railroads law some bead and has worn it ever since. It is all worn threadbare and sleek bnt Richmond will wear no other now, — hat he says, until his dying day. INTO A*DEEP T DITCH. A Tally-Ho Laden With Twenty Poo* pie Is Dumped. They thought they would never hit the bottom. Bnt they did after descending seven feet. Such was the fate of a party of moon- tough, bnt to beautify, crate that depth of wondrous shade. EVA. Freeman Hrt. man who spoke at the artesian well last night says bo he is a liar, andl am responsible foi what 1 say here or ont- side of this ball. I shallnot be swerved from my con victions on this question if they lead me to heU. Weave, in favor -of provi ding for the old soldier, bnt will do it our way. I charge that the mayor and city attor ney of Atlanta extenuated the conduct of the mob at the artesian well last night by their presence at the meeting and raising no protest” He appealed strongly to the members not to vote for the motion to reconsider,-and his radical and violent ravings had the desired effect. On serious consideration he with drew his remarks about the mayor and city attorney having conferred with those gentlemen. The motion to suspend the roles was withdrawn, and the motion to recon sider was pat amidst shouts and cries from every quarter. When order wa restored a vote was taken, and the mo tion was lost by a vote of ninety-three and the nigger,” to forty-four. Thus was another day wasted, and a day whose reoord will stand as a blot upon the legislative annals of Georgia. The people should resent it. The public servants of the state have no right to ;pmd the States money in the worse than useless wranglings. The Senate was bustjFpaasing bills ol a local nature, bnt they did some good work and they will receive the plaudits of the people for the quiet attention to their business while the House is occu- The Assistant Attorney-General. Atlanta Ga., Aug. 29.—[Special.]— Governor Northeir says to. night that’ the report that he has decided upon Hon. W. A. Little for Assistant Attor ney General is entirely unauthorized. He says that at Mr. Glenn’s request he has decided to bold the matter abso lutely open until next W ednesday. It is highly important that[ somebody should be appointed at once hat he will wait until Wednesday, leaving the mat ter absolutely open. It is believed. Messrs. Tobe Murray and John Lane CometoBtoWs.’ " ,,r Mr. John Lane is a shoemaker and liVbrTn Dauieisville. ••"'V s He came to Athens yesterday and last night was around at Mr. Tobe Murray’s livery stable. The conversation turned on a case in the U. S. Court at Atlanta in which TAn« is a witness. Murray had brought the case and had had Lane subpoenaed. Lane became angry at Murray last night about the matter, and from words they came to blows. is not ia the United uth(wr anJ Jonr <’B Gordon is. td to7v,?h lna ’ how ever, coaid ill af- 3 bem tier bluff and t>ea»»n li^non! 0 ' VeDt d0wn Without a in of hi? m or an ‘nstant of relaxa- i* Gori-av' ur ?? e ® r dignity for Sena- dlL.tx-h?!’ Wlttl , his ha,f dodging and Alliance de “ ands — Su kGo,U,0N ha * been Itu . , a ‘ n 1118 v *ewB on the demands la!lw ‘ au <l h»e never “half’ l«li«, f haiP ’ acoe Pted any issue. Upleoffi™ 1,6en char «ed by the wi ? eorgla with “relaxation of light straw-riders Friday night on their ia consti tutional. The case under consideration was a test case brought by tbe Colum bus Southern railroad. Judge Clarke’s decision is a lengthy and exhaustive one. 7” ” -* ■*- return from a drive down to the south- ern end of the connty. A party made np of ton young men and ten young ladies went out Friday night on a moonlight drive with the tally-ho, and reached their destination down in Puryear’s district safely. They were returning homo when they suddenly felt the ground give way them, and they all took a plunge through the darkness to tbe ground below. ® .... X JUaV aawaH foof The case will of coarse go to the Supreme court. The Ohio Bain-Maker In Wyoming. Cheyenne, Ang. 29. — Frank Mel bourne, the Australian rain-maker, has reached this city from Canton, O. He bonder contract to convince a local syndicate that he can produce showers. If successful be will he offered a steady job at better pay than President Harri son gets. If he fails, he pays his own expenses. The experiments will begin within a week, or when the weather settles. There has been more precipi tation in August than for any corres ponding month in seventeen years, and Melbourne’s advent is untimely. He is very sanguine, and assures all that his lemonstratious will be satisfactory. A brother accompanies the rain-maker, and has a bundle to bet on the game. The Veterans’ Home bill is all the Closing Smloon* in Indian Territory. Gainesville, Tex., Ang. 39.-—Cap tain Laflore. of Muskogee, chief of the Indian police, was in the city en rente home from the Chickasaw country. “ <jq, e tallybo was in a ditch seven feet deep and they were all piled np indis criminately on tbe ground ■pjjgy managed to gather themselves np and get the tallybo back in the road and came on to Athens. A few scratches and bruises were all the injuries sustained, bnt it is a won der there were not a few hones broken. “Praise he to him, whose wondrous Has conquered every human ill— And now alone, as victor stands „ The “Golden” compound of his hanos. Cf, cnake a man, with tribute crowned. talk on the streets now. The major!-y of citizens think the legislature err- d in defeating it, while some maintain very vigorously that they did exactly what was right. The Good Templars.—Evans Lodge of Good Templars has changed its meet ing place, and the night of meeting. The lodge now meets on Tuesday night The Rock College looks like it is just waiting for a Normal School to be es tablished within its walls. At the pres ent rate of legislative enactment it will have to wait a good long while. been nearly