ATHENS BANNER ' TUESDAY MORNING , SEPTEMBER 8, 1891
THE WEST POINT TERMINAL'S RAIL
The bill lately introduced in the
House of Representatives by Col. A.
F. Pope, of Oglethorpe, and labelled
•*by request,” will bear watching
Colonel Pope is not the author of the
bill, and having given notice in the
very out set that it is not his, he is
not to be held responsible for a single
passage in it.
Of course everybody at all familiar
with the railroad si'uation in Geor
gia today knows the daddy of the
document. Every line of the bill
bears the finger marks of its author.
AND KEEP AWAY
BETTER GET THE
It costs but little if any more than an indifferently good article, and you Vnow the best is always the cheapest in the long run.
to come to my store during ths whole of this week. Take the advantage of this opportunity before it is too late. This will b i
And if it is the best you are looking for d or
fail to come to my store during tbs whole of this week. Take the advantage of this opportunity before it is too late, ibis will bi your last chance. I am compelled to make room
The chances are that two heads were 1 for my fall stock of goods, which I purchased while in the East. Every piece of goods now on my counters must go. regardle° 3 of what they cost. Many things will go below cost
put together in consultation, bent I during the whole week. Now is your chance. Come and see what I have to give away You may get a ten dollar bill Be sure to come. A word to the wise is sufficient. A
upon affecting a compromise between I ficient number of Sales ladies to wait on the people will be employed for the week. LOOK AND SEE THE PRICES BELOW
the State of Georgia and the rail*
roads, when this bill became a living
My line of Corsets cannot be excelled. Dr. Bridg
man's Electro Magnetic Corset for I 00, real value 2 00
Best grade C. B. Corset 75 cents, will cost you 1 25
2 1-2 cents a yard fpr Challies, richest design;
2 1-2 cents a yard for Polcadot Challies;
21-2 cents a yard for Plaid figured Lawns;
bill declares that its purpose is “to 12 1-2 cents a yard for a lot Remnants Tissues.w’tb 25c
secure the benefits of competition
1 case Figured Muslin 10 yards for 15 cents
Now is your time to buy. while everything is cheap.
A large lot of Bleaching to be sold. 6 cents a yard
for 1 case Bleaching, guarantee it is equal to Fruit of
reality; and it is presumable that a
pair of of handsome blue eyes
twinkled like evil stars presiding
over its nativity.
Be that as it may, the bill will
bear watching. Now, let’s see what
there is in this notable document so
worthy of suspicion. In its title the
19 cents a dozen for large turkey red handkerchiefs,
cents a yard for 7 1-2 cents S f, a Island Sheeting.
through the operation of the railroad
commission.” With such an invit"
ing caption who could "refrain from
looking further ^into such laudable
purposes, - What do we find? A
mere jumble of words granting the
Georgia railroad commission all
sorts of powers and privileges which
so far as we know have always been
granted and have always been exe
cuted by the commission.
But now we come to that passage |
of the bill which provides that-
“All contracts of every nature for
the control and operation of any
railroad in this State by any corpo
ration other than the company char*
tered to own the same shall be, with
in thirty days from their execution,
or, if heretofore made, within thirty
days from the passage of this act,
filed with the railroad commission of
this state by the company parting
with the control or operation.”
And whae does this mean? Sim
ply that railroads may combine in
whatever ruinous way they may
choose, with the one condition that
they notify the commission of it
within thirty days after the contract
is made. No penalty is named in
case the contracts are not filed with
the commission within the time men
tioned. In fact, it is an empty re
quirement, which in the feeble am
biguity of its dictations slyly makes
all leases of competing railroads
valid in this State while the Cohsti-
tation distinctly says they are void.
Now, take the lease recently con
summated by the West Point Ter
minal Company between the Central
and the Georgia Pacific railroads as
a case in point, for it is really the
particular case in point Here are
two railroads that are dangerous ri-.
vals iu competing for traffic. The
Constitution says they shall not be
consolidated. The West Point Ter
minal Company has defiantly com
bined them in the face of this com
mand. The bill in question simply
imits the legality of this deed.
And here is the whole thing in a
It is a pity that Colonel Livings
ston is so much concerned in the
passage of this bill. A pity be-
cause, while professing to be for the
people, he has put himself with the
West Point Terminal Company. Hts
stand is apt to mislead those who
have had no opportunity of becoming
familiar with the bill. But, an ef
fort is made to have Colonel Livings
ston and Mr. Watson discuss the
.railroad question before the legisla
te. Mr Watson is downright op
posed to great railroads usurping
the rightful competition of the
Southern lines, and the people are
with him. What will Colonel Liv
ingston say ?
Look Out for Special Bargains.
I cent a piece for nice bordered Ladies’ and Gents
Are still down. 1 will give yon one more
For 48c. a pair; they are worth 75 cents
Best quality Z phyr Ginghams going at 6 cents a yard.
30 pieces yard wide Bleaching, best made, at 6 3-4
a yard. No equal.
Do not fail to see my SHOES just arrived, and get
my prices before you buy anywhere else,
45 cents a pair for 1 00 Ladies Kid Oxford Ties, sizes from 3 to5 ;
1.00 a pair for Ladies Scalloped top India kid pump sole button Shoes:
Lo >k out for Gents Patent Leather Slippers. They are going this week
at 1 60 a pair.
85c. a pair for Gent’s Plain Leather and Velvet embroidered Slippers;
90 cents a pair for Gent’s white top Lawn Tennis Shoes; double sole, best
Gent’s patent leather Bals or Congress; going below cost; 1 25 a pair.
Dress Goods at a Large Discount.
10 cents a yard for the 42 iuch 25 cents Polca dot Swiss;
4 cents a yard for the 10 cent Check Nainsook;
cents a yard for 10 and J2£ cents White Lawn;
For 7£ cents you can get choice of every pieco of White Goods i n tU
house. The rarest Bargains ever offered in White Goods;
6 cents a yard, for Imitation China Silks from the bolt, no remnants
5 cents a yard for Pine Apple Tissue, from the bolt.
6£ cents a yard for 25c. Llama Cloth, 42 inches wide beautiful colorings.
7| cents a yard for best quality Chambree.
1 case Repps,at 4£ cents a yard. Worth 8 cents.
1 25 for a pure Irish Linen Damask Table covers, hanksome pink or
ligh.. blue border, knotted fringes, 3 50 quality.
10 cents a piece for a handsome tidy or colored Turkish towel, worth 25c.
15 ceuts a pair for large Pillow Shams, very handsome, worth 60 cents
1 >0 apiece for choice of the finest colored silk canopy top Parasols, worth
90 r -its apiece for Genls 32 inch black Gloria Silk Umbrella, worth 1 5q
Bov’s patent leather Oxfords, going at 75 cents.
Ri 'n’s patent leather Lace or Congress Shoes will bo sold for 2 00.
They are worth $4 00.
NOW A WORD TO THE BARGAIN SEEKERS
Read the above prices carefully and see the Bargains offered you. This will be your last chanee this season to buy such goods as I offer you at the prices I have
f must have room and will have room. Do not miss this sale. %
should become a law, we do not think it
would have any of any particular im
portance. The Richmond Terminal
would, of course, feel more comfortable,
its various leases having received the
recognition of the legislature and been
legalized, as far as possible, by that
body; but the people and the railroads
would stand in the same relation to
each other that, they do now. The rail
road commission would remain the sole
restraint on one and the sole guardian
of the imprests of the other.
Colonel Livingston’s railroad
“chums” will be glad to furnish him
material for his debate with Tom Wat
son on the railway question.—Atlanta
Col. Livingston ought to get out of
this entanglement at once. Be ought
never to have gotton into it. It was
unbecoming an alliance president to go
around the country preaching up the
railroad with Mr. Calhoun, of the West
Point Terminal Company.
Says the New Orleans States: Con
gressman Jerby Simpson has returned
to Washington from North Carolina,
where he h*s been doing missionary
work for the Farmer’s Alliance, and he
says that the people of that State ex
pressed their intention of joining the
the third party when the time was ripe
We are very much inclined to believe
however, that the Tar Heels were jok
ing with Jerry.
Democbats should awake, organize
and arm themselves for battle. Third
party cranks are preaching throughout
the country, and votes in many regions
are lying around loose.
"The sleeping fox catehes no poultry."
Let democratic organizations begin at
FROM CLINTON, S- C-
THE BIG EXCURSION TO ATHENS
AN IMMENSE CROWD
Coming Over to Take In the Classic
ClTy—They are Advertising our Fa
cilities Over In the Palmetto
State—We Should Meet them
With Cordial Hospitality.
Col. Livingston takes a hand in
pushing railroad legislation. An im
pression goes out that he was too friend
ly to the railroads and hisinfluence was
being impaired among the farmers. To
show where be stands, he has prepared
and had introduced in the General As
sembly a bill to give to the Railroad
Commission greater powers. His bill
basBome good points. But we can
cover tell how a theory will work out
until it is tested. All of this railroad
legislation is experimental. The peo
ple understand well' enough that rail
roads are great factors in our civiliza
tion. They are wonderful developers
of wealth. They are run to make the
most money. Sometimes their policy is
to cater to terminals and through busi
ness to the sacrifice of local.—Savannah
Gas! yes; sometimes they do,
!, too often do they.
SrKAKiNG of the bill before the legis-
ure professing to bo against railroad
'consolidations the Macon Telegraph
tAs for the effects of the bill, if It
Tom Watson has this good trait of
character he always lets the people
know where he stands. HiB stand on
the railroad question is right too. On
ly if he wonld take back his bitter de
nunciations of the Democratic party.
If he only would.
Railroa d combinations require cau
tions legislation. Let the General As
sembly bear this in mind or let the law
makers go home at once.
Thb Legislature ought to awake to
its sense of duty in one important mat
ter. It ought to adjouru.
A Good Printer Wanted —A good
printer can obtain employment by ap
plying at the Banner office at once.
Another Citizen Settles *Hkrecs.
M. L. Dunaway has moved from Gain
ville to Athens. For a number of
years he was a citizen of this county,
and numbers bis friends by the hun
dreds, who will be glad to know that
he has made Athens bis home.
Tbe Banner’s Job Wobk.-The Ban-
nek has as complete a job office as can
be found in tbe state of Georgia, and
with an able corps of artistic printers is
prepared to do work of all kinds in
short order. Give Manager Christy a
Judge Sam Lumpkin.—The Crawford
Herald says Judge and Mr* Sam Lamp-
kin are at ther home in Lexington to
spend a portion of their vacation. The
Judge will not resume bis work until
abont tbe 1st of October. He says
Oglethorpe is his home and he always
expects to remain so.
The excursion that is to reach Athens
next Wednesday from Clinton, S. C.,
will be the largest of them all.
It iB expected that over a thousand
people will be aboard the train, and all
along tbe line the enthusiasm is at a
The fame of Athens as a centre of ed
ucation and business for this section
has spread abroad and the people of
South Carolina are anxious to p«y us a
And on next Wednesday between ten
and eleven o’clock the largest excursion
that ever rolled into Athens will cross
the big Oconee river bridge.
Mr. Speed, of Abbeville, is getting
up the excursion, and is confident that
a large crowd' will be along.
A Banner reporter was speaking
with Mr. Lon O’Farrell, who has just
returned from a trip through the dif
ferent South Carolina townB and cities
along the G. C. & N. road, and during
the conversation learned a few
things that the citizens of Athens
“I tell you,” said Mr. O'Farrell,
those people over at Clinton, Green
wood and Abbeville, and all through
that section are aroused over this excur
sion. They are coming to Athens next
Wednesday and they are coming in
“To show you the interest they are
taking in it, and the favorable opinion
they have of Athens, they are scatter
ing all over that section circulars stat
ing that the excursion is to be given to
Athens and referring in very compli
mentary terms to the great educational
facilities of this city and its splendid
“More than one of these people have
spoken to me as being very much in
clined towards miking Athens their
home. Over there Athens is a toast
“Our citizens should get together and
Bhow these excursionists around. A
great deal of business with these citi
zens of South Carolina will" be done
right here in Athens. Their impression
towards the city is now a favorable
one, and when they come over next
Wednesday they should be given sueli
a reception as will make them feel even
more closely attached to Athens than
There is no donbt but that there will
be a large crowd here on that day, and
they will be representative citizens.
Athens should stir herself to show
them what there is here that goes to
make up a great city.
Let the mayor call a meeting of the
citizens and devise ways and means of
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carrying them around and showing
them the sights of the city.
Let them be shown our school facili
ties, our factories, our many industries,
our beautiful avenues, park, and many
On that day they will be
our guests, and should be treated roy
Let the meeting of citizens be called
for Monday at MVo’clock at the Coun
cil chamber, and let all attend.
The Banner places itself in position
and readiness to work lor the success
of the entertainment.
W hatever degree of work is placed
upon it, will be fulfilled to the very best
of its ability.
Tbe citiz-ins by all means should see
that this is attended to at once.
IN THE COTTON BUSINESS.
actings AND DOINGS OF THE
A PENSION DEPARTMENT
To be Established as a Part of the
State Government—Discussing the
Matter of Adjournment—Othbr
Mr. George H. Kretz, of Brooklyn,
With Orr & "Hunter.
Messrs. Orr & Hunter, of this city
have secured the sergjce of-Mr. George
H. Kretz, of Brooklyn, N. Y., to assist
them in their immense cotton business
Mr. Kretz has for some time been
doing foreign correspondence for
Messrs. Orr & Hunter, and is a gentle
man of floe business sense and agreeable
manner and bearing. He speaks four
languages fluently, viz., French, Span
ish, German, and English, and is
thoroughly conversant with the cotton
He will make a valuable addition to
the corps of clerks and agents now in
the employ of Messrs. Orr & Hunter.
A MAIL SERVICE ON THE G. C. A N.
Is What Is Needed Just Now In Athens.
Tbe new road is here and with it
Bhould come the addition of full mail
It is a highly desirous thing to have
a through mail system on this road that
will bring us tbe northern mail.
Supt Terrell, of this division of the
railway mail service, should look info
this matter at his earliest opportunity
and give the citizens of Athens tbe ad
vantage of a good mail service over the
Georgia, Carolina & Northern.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 4.—[Special.]—
The bill to amend and revise the road
laws of the state came up this morning
as unfinished business.
After a short discussion, Mr Reid, of
Putnam, stated that as there were so
many substitutes and amendments for
tbe bill, that it would be almost impos
sible to comejx) any conclusion in re
gard to the matter, he therefore moved
that the bill and all amendments be re
ferred to a special committee of one
from each congressional district. This
motion was adopted.
The house resolution to adjourn on
the 18th. was then taken up for tbe
purpose of acting on the senate amend
ment which added the following words:
"or so soon thereafter as is practica
ble.” This was Been to be a clever
dodge to get out of adjourning at any
special time, and on motion of Mr.
Berner the resolution was tabled.
The bill to create a new judicial cir
cuit of the superior court to be known
as the Altamaha circuit was read a third
time and passed. There was some ob
jection to the measure on the ground
that it was unnecessary. But the
statements of those who lived in
that section that the exigencies of pub
lic business demanded it, prevailed.and
the measure was passed. The counties
in the newcircuit are Appling, Cofffee,
Tatnall, Telfair, Montgomery, Liberty
A bill was introduoedliy Mr. Fleming
of Richmond providing for the estab
lishment of a pension department. The
bill provides for a clerk of the depart
ment at a salary of (3000 a year, and
he is to pass upon all applications and
attend to the entire business of pen
sions. Tbe remainder of the session
was devoted to reading bills a second
was estimated at 8 cents, and would
b'.ve brought $360,000,000. Now a
crop estimated at 7,750,000 bales at 9j£,
which would brine $346,874,000. If the
w; Hd has $360,000,000 to pay for Amer-
ic: . cotton, it will pay 9J£ cents a
pound for 7.750,000 bales. That is the
present price and the present estimate
of the crop. So far, then, the farmer at
lar ce i< just where he was before, unless
h* 1 ip in a favored locality where the
cr o is above the supposed average. If
he nakes as much cotton as before, he
is ffl 25 ahead on each bale.
ut does it follow that the world will
gi 1 so much for the American crop,
LOOKS LIKE WAR.
Russian Villages Thronged With Sol
London, Sept. 4. — A Vienna dispatch
soys Russian villages near the Itussiac
and Austrian frontier are throng!
with soldiers. Frontier guards who
used to be merely gendarmes to prevent
smuggling have given place to whole
regiments permanently quartered .\t ev
ery available point and ready to act ssi
strong advunce guard iu pairing into
the Austrian empire in the event oi
Observation towers are being bmlt
big or little? That is a question the I close to the frontier, and the Russia
OVER THE C. C. & N.
The Reaves Warehouse Company
Re celves Twelve Bales of Cotton.
Yesterday the Reaves Warehouse
Company received twelve bales of cot
ton over the Georgia, Carolina and
It was shipped to *hem from Comer,
Ga., and was the first cotton hauled
over the new road to Athens.
The cotton was stored away in the
warehouse and is the nucleus of the
1.11 business of this large and influen
The 3rd Georgia—On accountof a
complication of dates the
reunion of the third Georgia regiment
at Covington will be held on Sept. 30th
and Oct. 1st instead of the dates first
announced. A goodly number of the
vets will be on hand and live over old
times. Capt. S. D. Mitchell of this city
will go as well as many others from this
THE ADVANCE IN COTTON.
The Prices Are Rising and the outlook
Yesterday was a good day in the
cotton market. Its prioe has advanced
fully fifteen per cent in the last twenty
days and tbe indications now are that
the farmer will realize more from his
crop this year than he did last year.—
The crop for tbe year has been esti
mated at 7,750,000 bales, and upon this
basis the estimate of prices run from 8
to 9y 2 cents.
In New York yesterday January fu
tures rose from 9,02 to
9j£. This is generally
believed to be a result of the reports of
the recent rains'having cut the crop
In speaking of the outlook, an At
lanta cotton broker oi large experi
ence says: <
m. keta well have to answer. Qua!
ity >s a valuable consideration, and
th: year that is greatly improved. It
w : make a material difference in the
Mr. R. K. Reaves, one of the most
prominent'and successful cotton factors
n Athens, said yesterday in reference
to the rise in the market,
tha". the advance in January
futu.es was doubtless the result of re
ports concerning the damage of crops
all through the South.
“This effects spot cotton very little,”
saH Mr. Reaves, “but in my opinion
prices for cotton this year will be some
what in advance of those of the last sea
Of .coarse a great deal depends upon
the quality of the cotton, but if it is as
good as last years crop, the farmers
will realize off of 7,750,000 bales about
the same as they did off of 8,000,000
bales last year. If it is of a better grade,-
they will get better prices for it.
The prices for this season’s crop will
average abont 8 cents from the present
Price of Bread BUing In London.
London, Sept. 4.—The price of bread
is rising in London, and the working
classes are already beginning to feel the
pinch of the ’distress subsequent on de
ficient harvests. The advance so for is
a half penny on the quarter loaf. The
Salxati n Army is increasing its lodg
ings and food accommodations in prep
aration for the demands of winter, and
notwithstanding the opposition of the
church and of The Times, money is flow
ing in liberally from various quartern
to the army exchequer. There is a pub
lic sentiment that, however crude the
army methods, they reach the right
spot and that the poor are assisted with
out the red tape that involves so many
of the Loudon charities.
a: o also planning the erection of three
or four large forts to form bases for a»
invading army. The Russians are also
constructing pontoons at Reni that cm
he used in crossing the Danube. Son*
are ninety-six feet long and eighteen
feet wide. Others are one hundred and
fifty feet long.
They are forwarded as rapidly a" P*
sible to various places where pontoon*
might be required.
A SEASON OF
JOHN GILPIN SURRENDERS
And will be Tried for the Murder of
Union Point, Ga., Sept. 4.—[Special]
—John Gilpin, who shot and killed his
brother-in-law, Kilgore, near Greens
boro some time since, is now behind
At tbe time of the shooting he es
caped, and Gov. Northen offered a re
ward for his capture and arrest.
Yesterday Gilpin came to Union
Foint and gave bimBelf up to Mr. John
Henry Carlton, who secured the re
- Gilpin has never been out of Greene
dounty since the murder. lie lias em
ployed Messrs. John C. Hart and Hal
“A supposed nine-milliou-bale crop Lewis to defend him iu the courts.
The Itlnnufacturor*’ Record PredlcU
Good Times for Fall and Winter.
Baltimore, Sept. 4. —The Mcmf*--
turers’Record of this weekpobliW
six pages of special letters from leading
hankers in all parts of the south as
the financial condition and prospects cl
general business and fanning interests-
These reports uniformly show that im "
mediately after the Baring t' ^
southern merchants and bankers p-
sued a very conservative policy M
once commenced to curtail all their o,
erations and to make preparations r
long period of monetary stringency,
should come. The effect of this, *
lessening the volume of trade, has •
a reduction of indebtedness
placing of all business
terests on a very solid “ ni * . 0 j
It also resulted in the borrow b.y
advance money by cotton pU ^ent
for many years, and hence U P.^ i(
crop has less indebtedness **8
than crops of former
parts of-the south farmers are re^^
as less in debt than for is
ports saying that their mdeted ^ ^
smaller than at any time sin , m v<s
due, in jwrt, to enforced ecOT^
account of the monetary * !4f ge
since fast fall, and in part
crops of the last few ye*■ •
price of cotton in the »P * t0 nit-
planters to pay more attent ,b*
ing their own food snpph dependc® 1
south will probably be less
up n other sections for corn ana
than ever before. , crop* 0 '
It is estimated that the g™
the south this year will t h*»
one hundred million bushels m^ ^
in 1890, and this, added W , tftf i
yield of fruits and vegetable*- fflillifk ,
at home at least seve " t> ^ nort*-*^
dollars that last year *ent 0,
west for food stuffs. This ^ ^
offset the low price of ou jjbe»^f
cotton should advance, would
gain to the southern forum s ,
The yield of wheat. n»
promise to exceed the of
to add largely to , tbe £ r ?^ions •>< *
sooth Bankers mall secn^ <*•
south report that,
solid basis, with less er obant**55
the part of farmers mid m good
for many years. fim* 0 ?*!
assured, the pro8pecf®f° r f aVO r*bfcw
ter hnve never been mow » sdif
period of great V*
stantial development i» miW m
dieted. — " *