ATHENS BANNER > SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2# 1891
RAIL ROAD LEASES.
The committee of the Senate aud
House which has in hand the inves
tigation of railroad leases ought to
move with great caution and circum
spection. Important interests hang
npon their action and serious dam
age may be done by a mistake on
their part. They have a sworn duty
to discharge and must go straight
ahead in its path, but they ought to
look carefully before taking each
step. They have before them some
guilty and some innocent corpora?,
tions—the danger is that some of the
innocent may be punished, and some
of the guilty go free.
For example the leases of the
South Western,of the Georgia and of
the Augusta and Savannah are valid
I MEAN TO $M MY CU
BEGINMING MONDAY. AUG. 31ST,
At LEAST 25 CENTS on the DOLLAR,
By making their purchases of- me. You can make a Five Dollar bill go as far as a Ten Dollar bill under ordinary circumstances.
NO DECEPTION PRACTICED OR COUNTENANCED BY MAX JOSEPH
The truth is my fair and square dealing is appreciated by my thousands of customers. I will sell all kinds of Dry Goods, Notio ns and Shoes, commencing Monday Alien f«
at prices way below competition. Convince yourselves. Examine my goods. Get my prices. Note carefully $very item mentioned below. ’ sust
THIS GIVES SOME IDEA OF WHAT I AM DOING I
and lawful contracts which contra
vene no mandate of the Constitution
and are authorised by their charters.
Besides, years of acquiesence have
interposed the wholesome and pru
dent objection of an estoppel. Pub
lic opinion always did approve these
contracts and it approves them now.
As an evidence of this it will be re»
xnembered that the value of the stock
in the Sooth Western, the Angusta
& Savannah and the Georgia ad»
vanced immediately upon the publi
cation of the fact and terms of their
But theref are some whose skirts
are not clear—and they are before
the Committee. For example, the
lease of the Central to the Georgia
Pacific. In order to show the uni
versal distrust of investors, of this
Central and its consequences it is
only necessary to point to the sud
den, rapid and con tin nous decline of
Central stock. Some superficial ob
servers, who are not well informed,
attribute this decline to the action
Your special attention is called to our elegant lot
of new Corsets just received. Dr. Bridgman’s Electro
Magnetic Corset for 1 00, worth 2 00,
Best C. B. Corset 75 cents, worth 1 25.
2 1-2 cents a yard for rich designed Challies;
2 1-2 cents a yard for Polcadot Challies;
2 1-2 cents a yard for Plaid figured Lawns;
2 1-2 cents a yard for a lot Remnants. 25c. Tissues:
1 case Figured Muslin 10 yards for 15 cents-
5 cents per yard for 2 cases Bleaching, guaranteed
equal to Fruit of the Loom, Limit,20 yards to each
DOWN GOES THE
They have been falling little by little, and now they
J i. _ _ 1_ _ H _ _ .. ^ J mam a a m m a A AL f/Mi Ww* I \ n r *■ rt Atr
V V L/VVJU — y
are down to the floor,and you can get them for what they
At 49c. a pair; very handsome,
6 cents a yard for Zephyr Gringham«; 12 l-2c. quality.
30 pieces yard wide Bleaching, best made, at 7 1-2
cents, Wamsutta is no equal. Limit, one bolt to each
10 cents a yard for the 42 inch 25 cents Polca dot Swiss-
4 cents a yard for the 10 cent Check Nainsook;
3$ cents a yard for 10 and 12£ cents White Lawn;
For 7^- cents you cau have choice of every piece of Whito 0^,1 •
house. This includes 8£ cents to 35 cents quality. 8 !n
6 cents a yard, tor Imitation China Silk* from the bolt, anvlr..^. ,
sired, worth 30 cents. J -S 4 * 1 de-
cents a yard Tor 25c. Llama Cloth, 40 inches wide, handsome <
7£ ients a yard for beat quality Chambree. ' n£r? -
H cents a yard for 1 case Repps, just received. Best quality.
1 cent a piece for nice bordered Ladies’ Handkerchiefs.
11-2 cents apiece for large size Gent’s Handkerchiefs.
2 1-2 cents a yard for Black Check Lawn; remnants.
A Hint for Merchants.
20 cents a dozen f#r turkey red handkerchiefs.
5 cents a yard for 7 1-2 cents Sea Island Sheeting.
45 cents a pair for 1 00 Ladies Kid Oxford Ties, sizes from 3 to 7;
1.00 a pair for Ladies Scalloped top India kid pump sole button Shoes; 2.60
Pure Linen Table Covers at Cost.
1 25 for a pure Irish Linen Damask Table covers, hankRomo „ u
light blue border, knotted fringes, 3 50 quality. 01
10 cents a piece for a handsome tidy or colored Turkish towel, 25c. q ua | t
1 00 for Ladies’ hand-sewed French kid Common Sense Oxford Ties
No, your eyes don’t deceive you when you see advertised
At 1 65 a pair for Gents patent leather Oxfords, best quality.
85c. a pair for Gent’s Plain Leather and Velvet embroidered Slippers;
worth 2 00;
44 cents a pair for Lawn Tennis Shoes;
90 cents a pair for Gent’s white top Lawn Tennis Shoes; double sole, best
1 25 for a lot of Gent’s 2 50 Bals or Congress;
Here is something that will interest you, something you need, and some
thing you will never buy as cheap again.
15 cents a pair for large lace Pillow Shams, very handsome an,i „...
cost you 60 coats anywhere, ‘ u
Parosols and Umbrellas.
Are what every oue needs to keep the hot sun from burning yon
is your chance to get them. J
100 apiece for choice of the finest colored silk canopy top Parasols,
90 cents a piece for Gen's 32 inch black Gloria Silk Umbrella.
90 cents for Ladies’ black silk Gloria Silk Parasols.
85c a pa’r Cor Boy’s patent ! eather Oxfords, best quality;
75 ceuts a pair for l lot Boy’s patent eather Oxfoids, worth 1 25.
24 pair Men’s patent leather Lace and Congress Shoes will go f or *> flo
worth 4 00.
.. KEEP COOL!
. «0 cents for 3 large size Satin finest Palmetto Fans.
cool for a cent—1 lot Palmetto Fans for one cent apiece.
of the legislature. Impossible. The
lease is dated June 1. The stock was
selling at the time of its announce
ment to the public a few days before,
at and about 120. Immediately up
on the announcement of the lease
the stook tumbled. It contin
ued to decline;, and when the legis
lature convened in July it had al
ready dropped to 105.
The Richmond Terminal as is wel}
known dictated this contract. It
moved these corporate bodies about
on this railroad chess-board of con
tracts just as easily, as arbitrarily
and as silently as the player moves
his pieces. It has made a great mis
take. It has acted without author
ity of law and has done a wrong to
enemies and outlaws. Let them be
regulated just as any other public
highway is regulated. Set aside the
illegal contract, restore the Central
to its own officers and agents and
the wrong will be effectually righted
and the monopoly destroyed without
harm to anybody or anything. For
tunately for the people and for the
railroads this matter is in the hands
of a committee composed of able and
conservative, and at the same time
fearless and conscientious men.
COL. JOHN T. GLENN.
Georgia will probably have a dis
the people. Let it be undone. Let 1 tingnished gentleman as a member
the Central be restored to the posJ ofthe interstate Commerce Coin
session of its own officers. Let com- mission. There is a place made va-
petition awake and live again be- Lant by the death of General Bragg
tween these Georgia communities Lf Alabama,and among those spoken
which are served by both these roads. 1 0 f to 8UCC eed him, Colonel John T.
It must be confessed that the Ter-
minal Company has heretofore been
careful in its contracts in Georgia
and has been supported by the law
ail that have been made public
:cept this last one, and therefore it
oght not to be indiscriminately at
tacked and condemned. But in this
lease of the Centra) the law has been
violated; and the Constitution set at
naught. The remedy is simple and
efficacious. Let the contract be set
aside; let both parties be enjoined
from enforcing it, and let Gen. Alex
ander have charge of the Central
Glenn, of Atlanta, stands out most
The place must be filled by a dem
ocrat, as the statute requires that
the commission shall be made up of
an equal number of democrats and
republicans, and the vacancy is that
of a democratic member. This is
why Colonel Glenn is a candidate
for the place.
There conld be no better man for
this position than Colonel Glenn.
He is a jurist of ability, a man of
many superior business qualifica
tions, a scholar well versed in the
against him. I believe Blount and
Turner will come in line for him
within a week or two, and I hope
you will consider our talk aud de
cide to something. Crisp is going
to be elected, and I want you to be
with him and get a committee place
in Washington, where you can make
a reputation for yourself and serve
your constituents with success. I
know this is what you want to do,
and that is what you can do. Now
consider this matter and write me
out a short interview, in which you
can simply state that of course you
would prefer to support a Georgia
man, and in the event you have mis
understood Crisp’s record and that
he is a tariff reformer and stands as
nearly on the Alliance platform as
any other candidate, you will sup.
port him. Write me what you think
of this plan. It woald benefit both
Crisp and yourself.
;Youre, very truly.
Where does the promise come in ?
road aud run it according to its I business relations of this State, and
charter. No surgeon’s knife onght I j 8 in every way competent to dis-
ever to go any deeper than the ulcer, charge the duties of this high office.
The remedy for this unlawful con- Colonel Glenn has signified his
tract onght not to be any wider than willingneH ^pt th e position if
the mischief. The people will be hereceive the appointment and he
protected aud the Constitution vin- wlUf beyond the remotest shadow of
dicated by setting aside the nnlawfnl a doubt> ^ tbe appointmeI1 t if meri t
agreement and prohibiting the par* | the measure of award,
ties from performing it. Extreme
measures against railroads was talk
ed of before the last legislature; fors
ED. BARRETT8 LETTER.
Ed. Barrett, the Washington cor
fciting charters and reorganising I respondent of the Atlanta Constitu-
companies by a minority of stock-1 tion has demanded that Mr. Watson
holders was freely mentioned in pro- produce the alleged letter promising
posed legislation. This remedy was bim (Watson) a chairmanship of a
unwise, extreme and illegal then and Here is the letter that
is so now. Besides, this overt act Mr Watson produces :
had not then been committed. There «offi C e of Managing Editor Clark
is no sense in talking about forfeit* Howell, the Constitution, Atlanta,
. . | Ga.. May 20th, 1891.
iog charters, because it 1b not neces- ,i HoK . Thomas E Watson :
sary to resort to any such harsh and
extreme measures, even if a forfeit
ture had been incurred. These roads
are public highways of this State.
They are governmental affairs. They
are servant# and convenience#, not
“My Dear Sir—1 suppose yon
saw my interview in this morning’s
Constitution with Amos Cummings.
He told me privately that he felt
qnite certain of Crisp’s election, that
the only thing injuring his chances
now, was the impression in the north
that you, Blount and Turner were
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION AND
THE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE-
When the Atlanta Constitution
condemned the Georgia Legislature
for refusing to accept the Con fed
erate Veteran’s Home, it did but lit
tle more than every newspaper claims
the right to do : expsess its views
upon a question in which the public
is deeply concerned. Every one can
easily see that the Constitution has
done nothing more than give utter
ance to its convictions in this mat
ter, joat as The Banner did, and
juat as every newspaper in Georgia
has done. Some papers endorsed the
action of the legislature ; others con
demned it jnst as the Constitution
did, except, perhaps with less tem
per and spirit.
It was natural for the Atlanta
Constitution to feel sore disappointed
in the legislature’s actions, for losing
sight of the question of doty in es
tablishing this worthy institution,
the Constitution felt a double inter,
terest in it because it was the last
hope and prayer of beloved Henry
In the light of all these conditions
and circumstances it was the most
natural thing in the world for the
legislature to ineurthe condemna
tion of the Constitution. Who could
have expected this paper of all other
papers to pass the action of the
House by as a small matter ? Who
could deliberately get angered at the
Constitution for such a course ?
As to the merits of the issue, pro
and cou, the facts are all familiar to
the reading public. The Veteran’s
Rome was first conceived in tb
brain of Henry W. Grady, the man
whose very name'will always be sy
nonymous with Southern pride and
Southern patriotism iu Southern vo«
cabularies. The scheme was carried
out, not by this, one man alone, but
by thousands of Georgians and
Southerners, whose contributions
showered into one vast fund in rapid
succession to build this Home.
Blessed be the pride of Georgia, that
home was built by loyal hearts and
Tbeu came the question would
Georgia accept it. It was not a ques
tion would Georgia build a home for
her old soldiers, because then the
matter of expedience could have ‘en
tered. the discussion, and it might
have been shown that it would be
better to give the war-worn Georgia
veteran a little money from year to
year to enjoy at his own rnde home.
But, the money was all in hand. It
could not have been easily refunded.
It was expended in the building and
grounds and offered to Georgia.
Even if the Home would be a slight
source of expense to the State from
time to time, who would stand up
and say this expense was not folly
warranted by the righteous cause in
volved ? The case is plain.
- It isn’t necessary to rant and go
wild with patriotism to see clearly
that the Georgia Legislature has
knocked the bloom from Georgia
chivalry in this wofnl error. In the
light of cool deliberation the mistake
is made clear. Georgia wants this
Home, and Georgians will see to it
that it will not be torn down jnst be
cause the legislature says it must
not be taken.
Oh ! for a word from the lips of
dead Grady, to say to the Georgia
veterans : “ Be patient yet awhile !
Chide not your people for this deed,
for it is not their own ! They have
bnilt for yon a roofotree under which
yonr camp cot may be spread, and
there they will keep you in your de
clining years until the last battle has
been fought, and angels guide thee
safe beyond the river, to muster with
your comrades yet again.” v
The Georgia Veteran’s Home will
not be torn down.
Start the movement to support the , ™.f?** State of Georgia, with her
eterans Home at once; and let it bo “ nt * ful resources may not think her
self able to take care of the men Who
built a monument to her name when
she was invaded by the armed foe; but
as long as one of those heroes in gray
grow and increase from day to day;
let the fund be swelled from Georgia
homes all the way from the mountains
to the sea; aud let the Georgia legis
lature knew ere it adjourns that its
sanction is not needed in the matter of
supporting and maintaining the home
for Confederate Veterans.
And when it comes down to that
work, count Athens in. She gave over
two thousand dollars to help build the
Home, and with the help of other
Georgians, her people will not see the
heroes in gray suffer.
remains alive upon Georgia soil, her
citizens will bring forth the money to
take care of him in the manner he
It was best after all that the heart of
the peerless Grady should have been
stilled and bis manly form laid beneath
the soil of Georgia, rather than living
to have been the witness of the defeat
of Confederate Veterans’ Home bill.
Wedonot denounce the -legislature
for its action; the members who voted
against the bill may have been perfectly
honest in their opinions; but we aim-
ply say that it was a grave mistake for
which the state will often sorrow.
To have rejected the offer of the
Home, even when coupled with an ap
propriation. would have been bad
enough; but to reject it when offered
unconditionally and bringing with it
absolutely no expense to the state was
an action entirely without excuse.
If the finger of scorn is to he pointed
at Georgia; if Northern pens are to dis
til vitriol and write in sarcastic terms
that Georgia has cast out her old veter
ans upon a cold world; if republican
ism is to make capital out of the action
of the house; let it all rest upon the
shoulders of the ninety-fonr men who
killed the bilL They say they are wil
ling to take upon themselves all the re
sponsibility for the defeat of the bill;
then let it rest there, for God knows,
the people of Georgia don’t think that
way. Those legislators have made their
records on this subject: let them stand
Georgia has given the old veterans the] Southern pride,
cold shoulder, there is just plenty oL
southern chivalry and manhood left in
Georgia to cause them to go down into
their pockets and bring out the neces
sary money with which to support the
Foster, the weather prophet, pre
dicts that a storm wave will leave the
Pacific coast about August 27, and
reach the Atlantic coast about the 31st.
He advises people to be prepared for
an early winter.
The Washington Star says: “A
member of Tammany who is interested
in the Speakership was in Washington
today and says that the New York dele
gation will be divided as follows: One
for Mills, six for McMillan, and tho
remaining twenty-three for Crisp. The
unit rule will be followed, he says, and
therefore Crisp will get the vote of the
entire delegation, except the one for
Mr. Mills. Mrt Tracey will vote for
the Texan, regardless of wnat the rest
will do.” “
What’s in a name? Whether it is
Almy or Abbott it smells to heaven.—
And this man lived In Athens once.
The Georgia Legislature has the op
portunity now of makiug a ten-strike
with the people by finishing up its im
portant legislative business and ad
journing sine die. And it will be the
art of wisdom to do so.—Columbus
Well, yes. No, give them time to re
consider their action on the Veterans’
Home bill. Then, gentlemen, go home
and make friends with your constitu
ents aud your wives.
It seems that Athens’ trouble about
the different times upon which rail
roads are operated is felt in Madison
t>o. The Madisonian says:
The trains are run -by what we call
“i ail road time,” which is just twenty-
two minutes slower than suu time. We
state this fact for the benefit of some
of our farmer friends, at the request of
one of their number.
While the memoryof the lamented
Grady lives, Georgians will see to it
that the grand institution reared
through the influence of his magic pen
and active mind shall be maintained in
perfect style. Patriotism is not dead
A Southern paper thus gasped out its
foaling* duriug the hot spel: “Hot,
hottest, hottest; hotterstest; hoiteuto-
tissimus, hottentot—we give it up.—
The biggest boro on earth, obsm»
the Mocker, is the man who has jus
had a tootli drawn He want* to tell
the whoio story from the time tie
tooth first began to at he to 'ho moment
in which he heroically allowed it to be
The Tribune-of-Koine continues to
slash the third party movement most
pitilessly. Editor Martin is a brick
and a trump and the people of Kom*
think better of him as the 'lribunoo!
the people, every day.
The Boston Herald say* very wisely:
Field Marshal Halstkd says he wu
brought up on Democratic newspapers,
and is the son of a Democratic farmer
His late career is what might be ealhtl
going back on his pa, as well as on hi*
The Atlanta Constitution losta<ofld
writer when the brilliant Rlackbi'M
left the staff for the Herald. But the
Constitution seems to have a factory
somewhere which turns out roo!
writers. It is never at a loss for thorn.
Athens is growing strong and pow
erful in this hour of prosperity Let
her citizens march on, united in th*
great work of building up their com
Georgia Weeklies are brighter am!
better uewspapers than those of any
State in the Union. VVe challenge the
comparison, and await a reply hoc*
some of our ucighbor States.
Mr Calhoun;i« a man of ability ar.
keen cirsnmspection, but Mb. Calhoo*
has made a mistake in taking away d‘*
earnings of the Central railroad from
It goes without saying that this utter-
anoe did not go foxth from an Athens
paper. Our glorious climate permits
of no such declension of the word hot.
Will the veterans suffer? No, that
they will not. The citizens of Georgia
intend placing themselves on record in
regard to this matter.
They built the home from private
subscription ,and now the Legislature of Dal company need preach no more of
There are men and men. Some men
have minds more doubting than that of
Thomas the Doubter; others pursue
with level headedness the dictations of
reason, common sense and conscier.ee
The people of Georgia oorae under the
latter head and the West Point Termi-
An editorial is an editorial,
news item. In an editorial the reading
public wants to hear something spo^n
in a “catohy” way. They don’t
condensed news on that page.
Nobody wants to do the West P°J C ‘
Terminal Company an undeserved in
jury. Every body ought to wan
see the Constitution of Georgia * n
There were some objectiouable regu
lations and requirements in the Con
federate Veterans’ Home bill,but every
body must agree that the bloom of
Georgia chivalry and patriotism has
been knocked out of sight by a flat re
fusal of the legislature to accept this
worthy heritage of poor, dead Henby
Let the Legislature go cau
about* the undoing of unwholeso
combines of Southern railroads. Simp
honsety and fairness will tell the *
What is the remedy ? Now, that the
West Point Terminal has leased com
peting lines of railway, and perfected
consolidations such as will put money
into the pockets of Wall street capital
ists at the expense of Southern devel
opment, what is Georgia going to do ?
The answer is clear.' Enforce the Con
It is not only the rain that raineth
every day, but the rain that pourctbftll
Ed. Barkbtt has said that t0 ^*'
Watson which looks like war.
is Mr. Watson going to do abou
matter? Will he drop it?
By actual statistics there are tw<|“tf
three acres of land to every iuba
of the globe.
The West Point Terminal h f P’^!d
the deuce with the South, but it
its hand besides, and the game i» 11
The cotton crop needs hot J*%
weather now to make tho bells
The outlook is promising indeed.
One of the best weeklies in
will soon change hands—the »
Too much rain brings too
<m the 'Aggj