The Cartersville Courant-American.
(BRCIA’S rich minerals.
, A Museum Suggested by Mr. J.
>l iii \Vli<> Took Iron Land for an #I,BOO
( i-iiin in 1881, ami Sold it for #50,000
.!. I). Caldon, the mineralogist, has
• collection of Georgia ores and min
, is gathered within the last year. He
i t went.v-eigbt kinds of iron ore found
die counties of Middle and North
liiiir „.j a . Among them are some rich
. cimens of magnetic ore and some of
,1,, kind ordinarily known as Bessemer
,v so called because it is low in phos
! j 1( ,,-ons and suitable for use in the man
(jncture of steel by the Bessemer process.
Mr I'nldon, who is an Englishman,
~.,ki-s a valuable suggestion for the ad
vancement of the mineral interests of
deorgia. He suggests that the owners
~C iron, manganese, marble or other
mineral propertiefl in Georgia, join as
tmpanies have done in Penzance, Truro,
.. v Castle, Harrington, Manchester and
Melbourne, Australia, in establishing
mineral museums, where specimens of the
, liVS and minerals of their respective
properties are arranged for exhibition.
Suppose the Walker iron and coal com
pany, the Dade coal company, the Eto
\ ,ih company, the Rome land company,
ike Cherokee iron company, the Talla
poosa company, the gold mining compa
nies of North Georgia, tlie American
marble company, the Georgia marble
i ornpany and all the other Georgia com
panies with large mineral interests should
pin in the establishment of a permanent
mineral museum at Atlanta. The result
would be that the mineral wealth of
Georgia would soon be better known to
people outside the State and in the State.
Mr. Caldon says that Georgia has iron
nre far superior in quality to any in Ala
bama, and that Georgia will bo the rich
est mineral region of the South as soon
ns she realizes the fact. He insists that
North Georgia is the best place in the
South for the manufacture of steel, and
that it is only a question of time when
that fact will be practically demonstrated.
A mineral museum would bring the
mineral wealth of Georgia out of its
tiding places in the hills into the stream
* f life. There are people passing through
A'hiata every week who might take a
hand in the development of Georgia’s
mineral wealth if they knew how great it
C, and exactly what it is.
The people of Georgia need to be edu
ated up to an appreciation of the value
of the land they live on, and the sooner
they know their neighborhood the sooner
they will be rich.
Here is a story which points this
In 1881 the b; nk of Rome failed. It
was a great blow to Rome, and scores of
depositors lost their savings. There was
1 ic depositor, however, who was not
'aught napping. He knew that Mr. C.
C. Samuel, the president of the bank,
had some iron ore property in Cherokee
( unity, Alabama. He took the first
train for Alabama and attached the
1 md. 11 is claim against the bank was
and he got the land for it, think-
I - lie had lost part of his claim. At
! ait time mineral lands in Georgia and
Gahaina were not much sought after,
id this hand lay almost forgotten until
iss e. Then the owner began to mine
the ore and ship it to Chattanooga. He
I I ■i s been mining it ever since, and about
Cvo weeks ago he sold it for $50,000, a
Luge part of which sum was paid in
•Several weeks ago Messrs. W. I>. Miles,
I oke Smith, W. M. Scott, H. F. Gould*
E. Phillips, Burton Smith, J. 1). Cal
ii. Mr. Beck and several other gentle
-1 vin bought a piece of marble property
hi i herokee county, North Carolina, for
•M'2,000. Yesterday they received a let
"Mrom New York asking whether the
property was on sale at $50,000, and re
csting them to send samples if it was.
'Hworal months ago some of these
" me gentlemen bought a tract of land
1 Lull on county upon which there have
1 found specimens of iron ore which is
' id to be suitable for the manufacture of
" cel. They are quietly holding the pro} -
' . v until they can determine the charae-
I " 1 ‘ und quantity of the ore. Should it
i ov <‘ to be what it has been pronounced,
icresting developments may be heard
' in the future.
11 connection with a mineral museum,
S(, liool \)f mines would be likely to
nm about eventuallv. There seems to
:is great a need for men as for money
the develojmient of the resources of
. ! Btate. Some of the people who have
" N ' s t(-diii Georgia ores know little or
nhi ng about them. They have been
| 1 mto the investment through specula
jT," 1 ’ channels. The real iron men of
Ca'a, Alabama and Tennessee are
d-itig money. Asa rule it is the prac
■d mpn, the men in earnest, and not
speculators, who are making money
’ ’ n °n business. Take Birmingham,
‘ stance; the men who prosper in
season and out of season, are the men
who actually make iron. When the real
estate market was in a state of panic the
furnaces there were coining money.
It is true that this is a bull country,
and that a man can hardly buy and
hold land about one of the growing
towns of the mineral region, where spec
ulation has not run wild, without seeing
his property enhance in value year by
year, heaping up the silent “unearned
The very increase of population causes
land to grow, as pasturage becomes
more valuable with the increase of cattle.
The late Miles G. Dobbins, a man of
great good sense, was once asked the
question, “Why do you keep buying
land, Mr. Dobbins; are you not afraid
that you will become land poor?” He
“God makes more people every day,
and 1 don’t see Him making any more
But Mr. Dobbins' good sense went
further than that, and he developed the
manganese mines on his lands until the
shipping of ore from Cartersville had
become a considerable industry.
After all, it is the developer and not
the squatter, who reaps the richest
reward. It is the man who “turns up
something” rather than the man who
waits for something to turn up.
W. G. C.
floe Jolley the Evangelist.
Madison (Town) Kay.]
Joe Jones, the evangelist, of Carters
ville, Georgia, and brother of Sam Jones,
the celebrity, commenced a protracted
meeting in this city Friday night, the
20th, preaching the first sermon in the
opera house. Since that time he has
held about three services daily, with
four on Sunday. Meetings in the fore
noon and afternoon have usually been
held in one of the churches of the city.
At night the multitude assemble at the
amphitheater on the fair ground, and
attend service. He preached three
times there Sunday morning, afternoon
and at night, besides a special discourse
to men in the opera house at 4:30 p. in.
Thousands have attended the fair
ground services. Sunday the crowd re
sembled that of a big day during an
annual fair. The attention given the
speaker is perfect, and, with the excep
tion of Sunday night, the order has
The Protestant ministers of the city
unite in the service, and often lead in
The consolidated choir, made by select
members of various choirs, is led by
Prof. Nelson Gilreath, of Cartersville,
Ga., who is the right man in the right
position. His voice is well trained for
open air singing, and his selections all
seem appropriate, especially the “Rail
road” and the “Handwriting on the
None of Joe Jones’ sermons are long.
If asked what is his style of preaching
we would say that it is Joe Jones’ style,
at least so far as we know. His hearers
all understand what he says, and they
stay with him until he dismisses them.
If you were to ask some of them what
induces them to attend every service
they might, as lovers, trutnfullv say:
“ ’Tis what we feel but can’t define;
’Tis what we know but'can’t express.”
After each service an opportunity is
given for all persons to make sugges
tions, for the good of the cause, and sin
ners are invited to the cross —to seek
first the salvation of their souls and
then select and unite with the church of
your choice. Many have obeyed the call.
Mary Reilly’s Terrible Ride.
New York Sun. July 27.]
Miss Mary Reilly arrived in this coun
try only two days ago and with a rela
tive, with whom she is living in Brook
lyn, went to Jersey City last night to
visit her aunt. On her way back she
started to cross the Pennsylvania rail
road tracks at Warren street, about live
blocks from the Jersey City Station. A
New York, Susquehanna and Western
express came along the tracks at just
that instant, aud when she was nearly
across the engine struck her. Miss Reilly
was thrown on the pilot of the locomo
tive. Her body lay with her feet dan
gling within a few inches of the -ground.
Her head rested on the iron bars of the
pilot. The track from AYarren street
into the depot is lined with switches, and
the engine jolted at each of these. The
girl was lying in such a position that
she could not use her hands to hold her
self up, and it looked every moment as
fnough she would roll off. When near
the entrance of the depot the train was
nearly stopped and she tried to get off,
and was for a second time nearly under
the wheels. Luckily for her, a bystander
jumped on the pilot and held her still un
til the train had come to a full stop.
When released she jumped on her knees
and thanked God for having saved her
life. Then she got up and walked away.
— ——— ■
Georgia, according to the Athens (Ga.)
Banner Watchman furnished three regi
ment's of soldiers to the Federal army dur
ing thecivil war. The soldiers came from
the mountain counties of the state.
CARTERSVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1888.
And Attendant Steel Plant a
Tlie Contract Closed and Papers Signed—
Grounds to be Laid Off This Week—
Other Important Industries.
As theCouRANT-AMERK AX went to press
last week a committee of representative
citizens was in coufercnence with the re
presentatives of a syndicate of Georgia
and Alabama capitalists with a view to
the location of furnaces at this point.
We are now pleased to anounce that
the negotiations ended with an agreement
which has now been fully endorsed by the
interested parties, by which the syndicate
are bound to erect two furnaces. One pig
iron furnace of 50 tons daily capacity;
one ferro manganese furnace of 20 tons
daily capacity, together with atten
dant plant for dephosphorising
botli iron and manganese
ores. The consideration on the part
of Cartersville is a donation of twdlity
five acres of land and twenty-five thou
sand dollars in cash, which amount has
already been subscribed by the citizens of
Cartersville. The twenty-five acres of
land has been selected and an engineer
corps will go on it this week to survey
and arrange for side tracks, etc.
This is the most important step yet
taken by our people, and its results can
not now be estimated. Once get the fur
nace fires to burning amid these moun
tains of splendid ores, and it will not be
long before the smoke is ascending in
It would have been fortunate to have
secured the location of an ordinary fur
nace, but when it is remembered that this
plant will carry with it the inauguration
of a movement that is destined to revo
lutionize the steel-making interests of the
whole country, the project assumes a
startling magnitude, and opens up pos
sibilties well calculated to elate and en
thuse our people.
North Georgia will now wake up and
divide with Alabama the great industry
of the age, viz: the manufactures of iron
and steel directfrom the ores, which have
so long lay hidden in its n ountains.
We will also begin very soon to manu
facture ad kinds of hardware, tools, etc.
In fact the whole State will feel the effect
of the iron industry, once it is fairly in
This is certainly very good news for our
State. Our people let Alabama get ahead
of them by quietly submitting to it on
the iron interest. There can be no ques
tion about the fact that we have the best
iron and manganese ore in Georgia that
can be found in America, and it is not
surprising that capitalists are coming
here to work it.
Here we offer advantages over any
other section of the country. AVe have
a farming s >ction unequaled in Georgia
or Alabama. We have as fine a climate
as is to be found in America, take it the
year round. AVe have the best of water.
AVe have the healthiest section of the
A better location for a large city team
ing with a busy population, could not be
AVhen it comes to the supply of ore, this
section downs them all. AA r e want to see
the day when the railroads will cease car
rying ourcrude ores to othercities, whose
furnaces are making them rich, and, in
stead, send the trains laden with pig iron
or pig steel; or better still, with all man
ner of implements made right here in
Of course, our people are somewhat ex
cited. They have good cause to be.
There is considerable excitement in the
real estate market, but prices are still
really low, as a general thing, everything
considered. But prices are going up
every day, and there is no telling what
the top notch will be.
Manufacturers can get splendid sites
now on the most advantageous terms' 11
and it behooves those who want to take
advantageof them to move in the matter
This all goes to show what a little
united action by a live people can accom
plish. Let the watchword still be “for
For years the Courant-American has
been striving to bring about these very
movements, with the Confident hope that
thev would come. Years ago the writer
penned column alter column on the nat
ural resources of this immediate section.
Long we have looked for the dawning of
the bright day of progress and prosperity,
and we are prepared to join our people in
basking in its sunshine for a breathing
spell, and then moving forward to still
grander achievements in material pro
Keep your eye on Cartersville.
The Georgia AA eekly Press Association
will visit the Augusta exposition in a
body on October the 15th. They will
probably go on an excursion to Charles
ton before they return.
Matthew Arnold’s letters to his family
aud friends will soon be give* to the
SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY.
Rartoow County Entitled to two llene
information of our readers we
give the following in regard to the Geor
gia State School of Technology, located
The Board of Education for Bartow
county will hold the competitive exami
nation of applicants for admission to
this school, at the office of the County
School Commissioner, Monday morning.
Sept. 3d, at 10 a. m.
Bartow county is entitled to two bene
ficiaries, as the act provides:
“That there shall be one beneficiary
for each Representative in the General
Assembly from every county in this
State, selected by the Board of Educa
tion in the county on competitive exam i
nation, and who shall be first entitled to
the benefits of said school; that the tui
tion in said school shall be free to all
students who are residents of the State
of Georgia. The rates of tuition to
others than residents ot the State shall
not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars
The following, taken from the Pros
pectus, issued by the faculty of the
Technological School, are the
CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION.
Candidates for admission to the Ap
prentice Class must be at least sixteen
years old, must be of good moral char
acter and must pass examination in the
following studies, viz:
Arithmetic, including elementary prin
ciples, fractions, compound quantities,
percentage and interest, and proportion.
English, including grammatical con
struction of sentence, composition or
letter showing proficiency in spelling,
punctuation and division into para
Geography, particularly that of the
History of the United States.
The entrance examinations will take
place oil AYednesday, October 3, 1888, at
nine o’clock a. m,, at the office of the
Candidates for admission to advanced
classes must be of relatively proper age,
and must show that they are qualified to
enter the class for which they apply,
either by certificate of work done at
other Institutions or by examination.
TUITION AND FEES.
There will be no charge for tuition to
residents of the State of Georgia. All
others pay a tuition fee of $l5O.
Every student, of whatever place of
residence, pays an annual fee of S2O to
cover contingent expenses. Half of this
amount is payable on the opening day of
each term in advance.
A contingent fee of $5 will be required
to be deposited with the treasurer on en
trance to cover injury done to college
buildings or furniture, which sum will be
returned to the student on leaving col
lege, if not forfeited.
Books, stationary, drawing material
a id drawing instruments may be esti
mated, to cost about $25.00 the first
year, and from $5.00 to SIO.OO yier year
The student is advised to defer the pur
chase of drawing instruments and mate
rials until he can have the direction of
the Professor in their selection.
* State Horticulturists.
The Georgia State Horricultural So
ciety will meet next week in Thoinasvflle
and the session promises to be of unusu
al interest. President P. J. Berckmans
has infused an enthusiasm into the
society which is demonstrated every 3 T ear*
in the annual exhibits from the orchards,
vineyards and gardens of the members,
and which is even more strongly evi
denced by the growth of the horticultural
movement in Georgia as seen in the mar
kets and increasing fruit trade of our
This is the higher education o f a prac
tical life, and Mr. Berckmans is the great
and recognized leader in this sphere, not
only in Georgia but in tlie Union. His
presence and his example are rightly
esteemed in Georgia, and his good work
is more appreciated as our people grow
in intelligence and prosperity. Through
the Horticultural Society, he is doing a
wonderful work for the State, and the
people of Thomasvilleare to becongratu
lated on the meeting of the society in
that city. The society is also fortunate
in its place of meeting, for in the home
of the LeConte pear and among the hos
pitable people of South Georgia, the
members will certainly be well treated.
“Let’er eclipse. I’m ready for her.” So
spoke dought.v Michael Ryan in New
York on Sunday night. He was very
animated. AA’lien the eclipse did occur
Ryan declared the moon was green, and
that lie could kee a harp in the center of
it. John AVheaton, a lover of truth, told
him he lied, and that he was drunk.
Ryan knocked him down. He got up,
and they went at it hammer and tongs.
Both now saw a whole lot of moons and
stars. Monday morning in the Tombs
court each gave an account of astrono
Levi P. Morton is a QJhgregationalist.
THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
A Fair Fighting Chance in Illinois
A show for Indiana—Tin* Prohibition
Vote in North Carolina—Democrats
Jubilant and Hopeful.
The Macon Telegraph's Washington
correspondent gives the following survey
of some of the most important points in
the political battle field :
•I udge Me!iowelFsstatement of political
affairs in Illinois accords with that recent
ly given in this correspondence by Mr
Anderson. He says that General Palmer's
prospects depend upon three things, now
apparently in his favor: First, the form
er's vote; second, the laborer’s vote; third,
the prohibition vote. In all Southern
Illinois, where Judge McDowell lives, there
are constant large and notablegains. In
Cook county and especially in the city of
Chicago, many labor men, although they
have a ticket of their own, will support
the Democratic candidates in t.ie State
and Presidential elections. He regards
Foreman’s chances as better that John
Baker’s in Morrison’s old district. Foi-e
--man is a close friend of Mr. Morrison and
is personally very popular. There are
other districts where the Democrats have
prospects for gains.
Respecting Indiana, with th^ politics of
which State Judge McDowell issomewhat
familiar from residence near the border
and acquaintanceship with her people, he
says: It is a more certain State than
New York. With Harrison’s unpopular
ity with labor organizations and the
declination of Governor Porter to run for
Governor, together with other causes we
may well set down the Hoosier State as
pretty certain to go for Cleveland and
Thurman. Notonly so but we shall pro
bably regain three districts lost to ns
through peculiarcircumstancesnot likely
ever to surround our party there again.
L mean the district now held by General
Hoovey and Messrs. White and John
Gentlemen here from Western Carolina
say that bets on odds that the State
will go Demoeratie by ten thousand ma
jority at least are offered without takers.
At Asheville the Prohibition ticket has
scarcely any supporters, but a gentleman
from Eastern Carolina gives the prohibi
tionists 10,000 votes in the entire State,
most of which are from the Democratic
In a general statement as to the Indi
ana situation, Mr. Matson confirms Judge
McDowell. He says Porter is able and
ambitious, and the most popular man of
his party. His declining to run indicates
his fear of being beaten.
EAST & WEST RAILROAD.
Control of the Company Transferred to a
New York, July 27. —A meeting of the
board of directors of the East & West
Railroad of Alabama, was held to-day at
the office of Eugene Kelly & Cos. for the
purpose of transferring the control of
the company to a board selected by Mr.
Eugene Kelly, in accordance with his
purchases of the interests of Messrs.
Browning & West in that road. The
board lately elected by Browning A West
resigned and the following named were
elected to fill their places: Charles M.
Fry, president of the bank of New York,
who is also elected vice president; Fred
erick A. Potts, vice president of the Park
bank; Eugene Kelly, William H. Farrell, (
Stephen F. Austin, of Eugene Kelly A
Cos., R. N. Hazard, late president of the
American Loan A Trust Cos., John
Byrne, of the Chesapeake A Ohio rail
road, A. Prentice, who is also president
oi the board, and Judge John W. Inzer
of Alabama. Farrell was elected treasu
rer, and Stephen F. Austin secretary
Foreclosure proceedings looking to sale
of the road are in progress.
The Bridesburg Manufacturing Cos., of
Philadelphia, one of the largest builders
of cotton mill machinery, employing
when in full operation upwards of 500 or i
600 men, have been invited to remove !
their works South. To secure the re- !
moval of such a large plant as this,
though, very heavy inducements would
have to be made It is somewhat sur
prising thift, in view of the rapid growth
of Southern textile interests and the cer
tainty of this business becoming one of
the leading industries of that section, no |
one has yet established large works in j
this section to build cotton and woolen i
mill machinery. The first large enter
prise of that kind started in the South
will doubtless easily develop a big busi- j
“Why cannot women makegood law
yers?" asks an exchange. AYe never gave
the subject much thought, but we sup
pose it is because they can’t sit on the f
small of their backs, pile their feet on a
table, spit half way across a room in a j
box full of sawdust, and charge -fIA a
minute for it. There may be some minor
reasons, in addition, but these appear
to us to be the principal obstacles in the
way of her success at the bar.—Burdetbe. 1
A POINTER TO BUSINESS MEN.
A lliy Firm in Town Tells How AdvertN.
Augusta Evening News.]
Old fogy firms that do not advertise
would do well to reflect on what the suc
cessful firm of Mulherin, Rice A Cos. say
on the subject.
“You may renew our annual contract
in the Evening News, for we are satisfied
with our returns. We believe that we
have been more than paid by our ad
A member of the firm called to make
this statement, and backed it up in a
most confident way. The two stores of
tilt* firm, and the immense business con
ducted are ample proof of the fact, and
the immense trade of this popular firm is
in striking contrast with the smaller
stores that think they can get along with
For eleven years the advertisement of
Messrs. Mulherin, Rice A Cos. has appeared
in the News, ever since its first issue in
fact, and the two have grown in strength
and prosperity as the years passed by.
The one believes in advertising and the
other shows its column in proof of the
fact that advertising does really pay.
If it were not so, the Evening News
would not l>e crowded with the name*
and cards of the very best merchants and
business men of Augusta, for they are
too business-like to do that which does
not pay them. And they certainly
would not keep it up if they were not
satisfied with the returns. The evidence
is peculiarly gratifying when a prosperous
firm like that of Mulherin. Rice A Cos.,
say they are more than paid by adver
tising in the News.
The Crop Bulletin.
The weather crop bulletin issued by the
signal office says: The weather during
the past week has improved the condi
tion of growing crops in the corn and
wheat States, in the central valleys and
Northwest. Reports from Southern Illi
nois, Missouri and Tennessee indicate
that, while the crops are not yet injured,
more rain would improve them. The
weather conditions were generally unfa
\ orat>le for cott on, more rain being need
ed in North and South Carolina and Ala
bama, and higher temperature in Missis
sippi. Reports from Kentucky indicate
that the tobacco crop would be improved
by more rain. The weather has been fa
vorable for harvesting in the middle At
lantic States, Michigan and Southern
Minnesota, but more rain is needed in
Michigan, Indiana and some sections of
New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
School of Technology.
Editors (’ourant-American: I have
just sent to your office a copy of the
prospectus of the Georgia School of
AYe will have some difficulty in getting
the information thus furnished before
the parties most interested. If you
would add to the many kindnesses al
ready shown to the enterprise by the
press throughtout the State, that of
calling attention to the subject matter
contained in these papers, the favor will
be highly appreciated. A'ery respectfully
yours, I. S. Hopkins, Pres. G. 8. T.
A New A'ork company is now making
railroad freight cars of iron, for which
many ad vantages are claimed. It is said
that they are lighter than wooden cars,
and yet have a capacity of 60,000 to
100,000 pounds of freight. The cost of
repairs is claimed to be very light, aud
when they have worn out the material
can still Lie sold for scrap iron. This
opens up the possibility of anew indus
try for the South. With cheap iron of
the best quality at hand, the South
could no doubt make iron ears at a low
er cost tdi an any other place in the coun
The following is a partial list of some
of Hancock county’s old citizens still
living: Wilson Turner, 88 years old; A.
R. Buckner, 88; W. L. Wilson, 88; Rich
mond Rogers, 88; Samuel Panfee, 86;
J. R; Wholey, t 6; \Y. A. Fluvy, 80; Mrs!
Bishop Pierce, 77; Green B. Carr, 74; Dr.
F. A. Thomas, 72. The persons above
named are generally hale and hearty and
have the promise of several years of
(’apt. B. I). Lumsden, who has kept an
account of the'lightning strokes that
have come under his observation, in less
than sixty miles of Alacpn. during the
last two months, says fliere have been
killed by lightning six persons and four
mules; three barns struck, two of which
were burned, and three houses struck,
and one burned.
A couple of depraved young men who
live near Canton procured some sort of a
paper, which they represented to two
young ladies as .being marriage licenses,
■and then got “one*>f the boys” to pro
nounce the ceremony which the* girls
thought made them man and wife, and
in this way the scoundrels are reported
as having accomplished their desire.
There was a fire on the old Du j wee
place on Fish creek, near Rock mart,
Thursday. It burned the dwelling house
occupied by ( harles Stathani and one