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The Cartersville Courant-American.
carterswle the leader
In the Advance From the Age of
Iron to the Age of Steel.
\ to 1* Introduced Here That Will
Revolutionize the St*-el Making In
dustry of t lie World.
Tlie Atlanta Constitution, which is
on tin* alert for anything that will
fort tin* grand work of Southern de
velopment, and especially the upbuild
ing of our own glorious old State, con
tains the following, about our city’s
ivi eut movements in the line of progress,
in its issue for last Sunday:
“The great industrial movement in
H teel and its production in the South has
received anew impetus by the recent ac
tion of a syndicate of wealthy capitalists
who have organized themselves into a
company, to be called the Cartersville
gt.cel and Furnace Company with the
purpose of erecting at Cartersville a
large furnace to cost about #300,000.00.
The land company at that place, hav
ing donated a beautiful site tor the entire
plant which will also include the erection
of a Ferro-Manganese furnace, and an
additional sum of #25,000.00 in cash.
Large contracts for ores and fuel have
already been made, which with the nat
ural advantages offered by the sun-round
ing country will render their facilities for
the economical production of steel at this
point as great as any to be obtained in
The company will go to work at once,
plans have been made, specifications
drawn up and they are now ready for
bids; there will be no hesitation, no de
lays, but everything will go on with the
Kline energy that has already character
ized their movements in the past and
before long the ground will be broken
for an enterprise that will inaugurate a
new era in the production of steel and
one that may revolutionize that great
industry throughout the world.
The enterprise will be closely watched
with great interest by the progressive
iron masters of the South and elsewhere,
as the company have contracted with the
Pratt Steel company of Birmingham,
Ala., for the use of their process for de
phosphorizing iron in the blast furnace,
it being a well known fact that the iron
ores near Cartersville, while being very
rich in metalic iron, have too large a
phosphorus content, to allow of their
conversion into steel. r l he Pratt pro
cess, however, entirely eliminates that
objectionable element, characterized by
Carnegie as the ‘demon of iron, and
renders the metal treated by this method
capable of conversion into steel; in
other words, they propose to produce
troin the highly phosphqpetic ores of the
South a metal that will class as a high
grade Bessemer pig.
THE I*IIATT PROC ESS.
Since the great progress in the manu
facture of steel, made possible by the
invention of Sir Henry Bessemer, no pro
cess has commanded such a wide spread
interest in the South as that recently in
vented by Dr. N. A. Pratt, the State
geologist of Georgia, who is endowed
in a most eminent degree with a rare
chemical knowledge combined with me
chanic! skill of a high order, which
enables him to carry out to a successful
isue theories that might otherwise exist
only within the limits of the laboratory.
In the Held of applied science Dr. Pratt
already stands pre-eminent. It, will be
almost unnecessary to refer to his
triumphs in the phosphate and cotton
seed oil industries of the South, and the
representatives of the furnace company
were so thoroughly satisfied with the
explanations of the principles and
* claims of the Pratt process for purifying
iron and that it would accomplish the
desired result, that they did not require
a practical demonstration to convince
them of its feasibility and that it would
perform all that was claimed, but will at
°nce proceed to make that demonstra
tion in their own furnaces.
Considering the long experiences of
these men in the manufacture of iron and
steel the adoption of this process for
their new plant is a high recommenda
tion aibl commends its general introduc
tion into the many steel industries that
must eventually be established in the
-V't only has the above enterprise
■'! l !. ,j o T( , tl t]y to the importance of Car-
sviHe, as the initial point of introduc-
this process, but it has stimulated
of means elsewhere to make offers
inducements for the establishment
similiar plants in a number of other
places, which propositions are now under
consideration by the Pratt Steel Com
lJan.y, of Birmingham, Ala.
Ibartersville is the county seat of Bar
*°'v > the banner county of the State,
1,1 h in agricultural and mineral products,
u ‘ development of her great sources of
nat Ural wealth will now go on hand in
beautifully situated for an extended
<,v 'dh> in a healthy region amply pro-
for by the products of a rich soil,
l(i of anew enterprise has
<l u udy attracted the attention of men
of means who are looking for safe invest
ments, and property lias already doubled
in value. Not only does the prospects
of large industrial works within her lim
its insure a steady advance in property
at Cartersville, but the promise of new
railroad connections add greatly to the
prospective value of real estate. Large
transactions in that line have already
taken place and are increasing daily at
With the present outlook for develop
ment it is impossible to predict the
growth of such a place, for in addition
to the furnaces about to be erected, and
minor industries for utilizing their pro
ducts, the establishment of a large roll
ing mill, fully equipped with the latest
and most improved machinery, is now
under consideration. Other industries
are sure to follow. The future of Car
tersville seems already assured.”
THE TABERNACLE MEETING.
The Rate Fixed for the Opening—Some of
the Distinguished Ministers Who
Friday, September 14th, is the day set
for the beginning of the Cartersville Tab
ernacle meeting. It ten days.
Rev. Sam Jones always makes it a
point to attend this meeting, no matter
how pressing other demands upon his
time may be. In conversation with him
yesterday we found his heart set on this
meeting, and full of hopefulness for the
The following distinguished ministers
will attend und participate in the meeting:
Rev. Dr. Lockwood, of Cincinnati; Rev.
Hugh Johnson, of Toronto, Canada;
Rev. Dr. Prentiss, of Ohio; Rev. Dr.
Strickland, and many other prominent
Special rates will be given, and excur
sion trains Tun on all the railroads. Ar
rangements will be made for the accom
modation of all who coine. Special low
rates will be given at the hotels and
boarding houses, and latch strings gen
erally will be on the outside.
Let everybody who can, make their ar
rangements to attend this meeting.
Below is a table in which are arranged
the Presidential caivlidt tes of the two
great parties—the first column of names
giving the successful opponent. It is a
valuable tabulation of facts:
178 ft. George Washington No opposition.
1702. Georire Washington No opposition.
179(1. John AUpnis Thomas Jefferson.
18li0. Thomas Jefferson John Adams.
1804. Thomas Jefferson C. C. Pinckney.
1808. James Madison C. (f. Pinckney.
1812. James Madison De Witt Clinton.
1810. James Monroe Rufus King.
1820. James Monroe No opposition.
1824. John Q. Adams Andrew Jackson.
1828. Andrew Jackson John Q. Adams.
1832. Andrew Jackson Henry Clay.
1830. Martin Van Buren Wm. H. Harrison.
1840. Wm. H. Harrison Martin Van Buren.
1844. James K. Polk Henry Clay.
1848. Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass.
1852. Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott.
1850. James Buchanan John C. Fremont.
1860. Abraham Lincoln S. A. Douglas.
1804. Abraham Lincoln G. B. McClellan.
1868. U. S. Grant Horatio Seymour.
1872. U. S. Grant Horace Greely.
1876. It. B. Hayes S. J. Tilden.
1880. James A. Garfield W. S. Hancock.
1884. Grover Cleveland James G. Blaine.
This table is made the subject of a
good deal of figuring on Presidential
possibilities. It is pointed out that three
times therein is shown the renomination
and success of the principal candidate
who was defeated at the election next
before. This happened in the instances
of Jefferson in 1800, Jackson in 1828,
and Harrison in 1840. Once, in the in
stance of Pinckney, in 1808, there was
such a renomination and a repeated
On the other hand, the fact is equally
patent that in seven cases there have
been re-elections to the Presidency for a
second term —in the instances of Wash
ington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe,
Jackson, Lincoln and Grant.
Tlie Tax Returns.
The net increase of 101 counties whose
tax digests had been received by the
Comptroller General up to Friday night
s 16,771,852. Effingham foots up
$981,784-, an increase of $48,252; Meri
wether foots up $1,892,894, an increase
of $58,008; Towns foots up $842,780,
an increase of $15,944.
Bartow foots up $8,654,420; an in.
crease of $22%801.
Marion foots up $986,323 ; a decrease
Emanuel foots up $1,581,543; an in
crease of $78,462.
Lowndes foots up $2,278,589; an in
crease of $195,516.
Clayton foots up $1,319,488; a de
crease of $18,626—a1l over last year.
The net increase up to date is $6,248,-
277 over 1887.
Rev. Sam Jones.
Cartersville’s famous and greatly loved
evangelist is alternating between his
home here and Salt Springs, while filling
his engagements at the Piedmont Chau
tauqua. He is in fine health and spirits,
and especially enjoys the hand shaking
of his home-folks—thinks Cartersville the
best place of all.
Mr. Jones will leave for Round Lake on
the midnight train to-night, and will be
accompanied by Ins entire family, who
will remain away about six weeks. The
Coukant-American wishes them a pleas
ant trip and a safe return. 4
CARTERSVILLE. GA.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1888.
m CITY’S WATERWORKS.
Contract Made With a Strong
The Papers Signed—Tlie System Adopted —
Protection Against Fire—Great Saving
in Insurance—lmportant Steps.
Mr. W. A. Jeter, the indefatigable presi
dent of the Jeter A Boardman Water
and Gas Association, who has been
spending several days in our city, on
Monday evening succeeded in closing a
contract with our city council for sup.
plying Cartersville with water through
The company is given exclusive fran
chise for thirty years. The city takes
fifty fire plugs at fifty dollars per year
each. When the number is increased to
seventy-five plugs, the company agree to
furnish them at forty-five dollars each.
It is the Jeter & Boardman system.
This system consists of a reservoir
with stand pipe on brick tower. The
pumps are connected with the main, the
same as in the Holly system, so that
they can be turned on for addditional
pressure, and sending water direct from
the source of supply, in case of fire.
The standard pressure on the main,
from the stand pipe alone, is forty
pounds to the square inch.
The water can be turned on from hose
of any length, attached to the plugs, and
thrown perpendicularly to a height of
100 feet, by the natural pressure.
By the use of this system, we will be
always ready at a moment’s notice, to
turn on the water.
The plan contemplates an ample sup
ply of the purest water, for all needed
purposes; and the plant to be put in will
meet all probable demands for years to
come; and the company will increase
their facilities as the demand may require
in the future.
The tower and stand pipe will be erec
ted on the hill, near the old Johnston
school house, back of the Baptist church,
where the city has donated one acre of
land for the purpose.
The natural elevation at this point is
sufficient of itself to furnish a sufficient
pressure tor carrying the water to any
desired elevation, either for ordinary use,
or in case of fire.
The system is a good one.
It is now in use—and most satisfac
torily, too, in the cities of Macon, and
Brunswick, Georgia; Tampa and
Florida and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Jeter & Boardman Company is
composed of Georgians, who are welj
and favorably known over the South,
and may be depended upon to make
good every agreement they may make.
So far as we are able to get into the
merits of the contract, we consider it as
favorable to the city as could be expec
ted. When the investment by the com
pany is considered, and their agreement
as to furnishing water to manufacturers,
on terms that will add to the city's in
ducements to them to locate here, it
seems to us that their dealing is not
illiberal by any means.
At any rate, Cartersville will save big
money by putting in waterworks, and it
is a matter of congratulation that we
are to have them.
A little figuring and comparison of
rates will demonstrate the fact that the
saving to our people in the one item of
insurance will be sufficient to pay the
cost of both water and gas.
Another point: We interest in our
city another powerful company, which is
in position to make money by building
up Cartersville, and hence they become
active co-workers in advancing our city’s
Now, let everybody consider this and
the gas question settled—though there
may be some differences of opinion on
some points in the contracts, and let us
go forward in solid phalanx, to still
further achievements in material
Uet l T s Have a Fire Company.
Now that waterworks for our city is an
assured fact, the question of a fire ser
vice is one worthy of immediate and care
ful consideration. The full benefits of
the system cannot be realized without
the proper accomplishments in this direc
tion. A volunteer company, well organ
ized and composed of those who would
assume the duties with a view to prompt
ness and faithful action in all needed
emergencies, and a tenacious connection
with the organization, would assure the
needed protection and serve to place the
city in the position of a second-rate in
surance town, thus lightening the bur
dens now cryingly onerous.
Let the younger as well as the older
men consider the matter and act at once.
Start now and don’t let interest in the
movement grow cold until success is as
Owing to the absence of the pastor at
Ringgold, there will be no preaching at
the Presbyterian church next Sunday.
Suunday school exercises will be held as
WANTS TO COME SOUTH.
A Soldier Who Wore the Blue Sends
Greeting 1 to (lie Veterans of the Gray.
Mankato, Minn., July 29, 'BB.
Messrs. Aubrqy & McEwen: You may
think my former letters were all gas
about coming to your city, but I assure
you that it is not because I do not wish
to come, but because I cannot at present
sell anything here to get the stamps to
come. I have a large amount of real es
tate that 1 am trying to sell, but for
some reason, I can’t. Some say, “we
won’t buy you out because we won’t let
you go and leave us,” and others want
me to sacrifice it at a ruinous rate, but l
will sell as soon as I can and come to
Cartersville to live. Now, I want you to
send greeting to the boys of the 18th
Ga., this sentiment from an old Federal
soldier who was pro. marshal ot your
city and of the district of Etowah, that
tiiere exists between the soldiers of the
North and thegallantfoes (boys in gray)
of the South, a kind and chivalrous feel
ing of pride in the foes worthy of our
steel, and that we deplore the necessity
that made us once foes, and that we now
admire their courage and weep together
ever the graves of the illustrious dead of
both the blue and the gray, and that I,
a soldier of the North, hope’to become
an honored citizen of your thriving city,
and my wife, who was once led to believe
that you would make hash of her and me
if we ventured to visit the land of the
magnolia and the pine, is more than
anxious to come there to live and die.
There is nothing that keeps us away but
the solid fact that we cannot sell out
here. AVe want to come, and will coine
just as soon as we can, if only to spend
the winter, and there will be more with
us. lam writing this at my home, where
the mercury registered 104 in the shade
yesterday and 98 to-day.
Please give my thanks for the copy of
the Cos u rant- A me rican , and say to them
I think it is an honor to the city and a
great medium of intelligence conveyed to
the world of the greatness and future of
Now, you may be curious to know why
I think so much of your city. I will tell
you: I have been there as an enemy, and
r received only kind and hospitable treat
ment. I admire your people. I think
your climate and country is the best in
fhe world, and many of my comrades lie
buried at Allatoona Pass, where we
fought, therefore I want to come and
live with you under the shadows of the
pines that guard the graves of my friends.
1 know I will be welcome, and I believe I
will be happy there.
Accept my best wishes and thanks for
your kindnessNin keeping me posted in
your progress and improvement.
Truly Yours, * * *
Programme Reunion 18th Ga., August 10.
Survivors, on arrival, will meet the
secretary at the opera house, register,
and receive badges.
Column will form in front of bank
block, and, headed by the Cartersville
cornet band, will march out Market
street to tabernacle grounds.
Prayer by chaplain, E. Harling.
Address of welcome by Gen. P. M. B.
Young. Response by Maj. Joe Stewart.
Music —Presentation of banner by T.
Warren Akin, in behalf of the ladies of
Cartersville. Response by Col. Joe Arm
strong, Cos I.
Music. Reading minutes last meeting,
by secretary. Dinner. Music.
Assemble at 2 p. rn. Called to order by
president. Reports of officers and com
Music. Election of officers for ensuing
year. Election of Daughter of the Regi
ment. Music. Short speeches by volun
teers. Music. Benediction,
The public well on the square near
Moon & Mays’corner is a really remarka
ble one. The puflip is going nearly all
the time. Everybody in the neighbor
hood uses water from it; and yet it is
always clear, sparkling and plentiful.
It is said that it connot be cleaned out
because it is impossible to draw the
water all out.
There is another well up on Gilmer
street that is inexhaustible. AVe learn
that the workmen had to leave their
tools and hurry out to save their lives
when the stream was struck.
AA'ith such wells it would be an easy
matter to get an inexhaustible supply of
water for our waterworks—and of the
Nature seems to have supplied every
thing needed here for a large and popu
Illinois is an interesting political liattle
ground. General Palmer is leading the
Democrats in a very aggressive campaign
and Democratic gains are reported all over
the State. One of the recent changes is
that of George L. Adains, editor of the
A\ hiteside Herald and a life-long Repub
lican. He announces that hecannot stand
the Republican platform and will support
the Democratic candidates.
AA m. F. Peck, of Atlanta,died yesterday.
BARTOW’S COLLOSSAL JUMP!
Cartersville Moves Grandly to
Iron ami Ferro-Manganese Furnaces Al
ready Assured, With Prospect
of a Rolling Mill.
It has been truly said: “It is always
the unexpected that happens,"' and two
short months ago. had some prophet fore
told the present awakening in our midst,
how little heed would have been given to
such a prophecy.
Cartersville, true to the unexpected, but
inevitable happening, . verifies most
strangely the force of the saying just
quoted, and is now on the road to a
prosperity she may have dreamed of, but
never expected to realize: she has taken
her place in the grand march of progress
now going on throughout*theSouth, and
while she ipay have halted in abeyance,
the near future will see her at the head of
Cartersville is beginning to realize the
worth of her possessions, and with that
sense of realization comes a grander one
of action; with open and lavish hands
she invites, and bestows; encouraging
with liberal contributions whatever may
develop her immense mineral resources,
and giving substantial aid to every pro
ject for the comfort and convenience of
The initial movement was made when
a contract was closed with the represen
tatives of the Pratt Steel Company, of
Birmingham, Ala., for the use of the Pratt
process and organization of the
CARTERSVILLE STEEL AND FURNACE COM
This company starts out with the
brightest prospects of success and on a
strong basis, with a capital of #250,000;
with a most fa vorable arrangement for
the use of the Pratt process; with ample
grounds for the erection of a large plant;
with the certain assurance of a full supply
of ores, flux, and fuel, and all under the
management of sound business men, who
call to their assistance the ablest chemist
in the South, whose very name is a guar
antee of success.
It would be impossible to go iuto # the
details of the Pratt process in a brief ar
ticle, but it is sufficient to say that by it
phosphorus, one of the most objection
able constituents of manufactured iron, is
eliminated in the blast furnace, thereby
rendering the product of the furnace a
high grade Bessemer Pig, readily con
vertible into steel rails.
The value of such a process is beyond
estimation for it brings the cheap ores of
the South, in direct competition with the
high priced ores of Lake Superior in the
production of steel, it will enable the Car
tersville Steel and Furnace Company to
make steel from ores that cost but #1.50
per ton, while Pittsburgh is compelled
to pay about #7.00 for Bessemer ores,
such as would cost delivered at Carters
ville, not less than #9.00 per ton'
Allowing then for all contingences, it
may be safe to estimate thatthere would
be a clear margin of profit of #5.00 per
ton to the Cartersville Furnace, over and
above any other furnace in the district,
not using the Pratt process. The profits
of a fifty ton furnace, such as will proba
bly be erected, will therefore be greatly in
excess of anything yet constructed, and
Cartersville is to be congratulated upon
such an acquisition to her material wealth
as well as those fortunate enough to be
stockholders in such a profitable enter
The erection of a rolling mill to utilize
a part at least, of the Cartersville fur
nace product is already assured, active
steps are now being taken by prominent
capitalists in Atlanta and Birmingham
and a complete organization of sucli a
company will be announced in a few days.
Truly this is an age of progress, and
the “unexpected happens” where least
looked for. An Iron furnace, a Ferro-
Manganese furnace, a Rolling Mill, Gas
works, AYater works, who will be the ven
turesome prophet to predict the next
great enterprise to add to the prosperity
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS
For the 3<l Week of the July Term, 1888,
Bartow Superior Court.
We, the grand jury, chosen for the
third week of the July term ol 1888, beg
leave to make the following present
-111 cuts :
We find the former grand* jury has
examined the public records, and made
their report on the same. We have
therefore made only such examination as
was necessary to satisfy ourselves that
they had performed their work faithfully.
We have examined the tax receiver’s
books and find them correctly and neatly
We regret to see that a number of tax
payers have returned their property at a
rate far below what we, as jurors, believe
to be a correct and fair valuation of said
We have examined the records of J.
M. Smith, justice of the peace of 823d
disttiet, and Lee Burrough, justice of the
peace of 952d district, and find them
Through the jurors coming from dif
ferent parts of the county, we find the
following roads to be in bad order and
needing immediate attention: •
The road leading from Stegall's Sta
tion to the county line, known as the
Allatoona road. In some planes this
road is obstructed by large rocks in the
road, which it will be necessary to re
move by blasting. The road is further
obstructed beyond Allatoona Station by
gates which, have been for years past,
and are still a great nuisance to the
The sandstone road is also obstructed
by a system of gates.
We recommend that a reason a lie
length of time be given by the commis
sioners to the parties owning these lands
to remove these gates, but that they re
quire the removal of the gates. There
are other gates across the roads in vne
Allatoona district, which are not so ob
jectionable, except as to their condition,
they are so dilapidated as to make it
difficult to open and close them. We
suggest that parties who are allowed to
use gates should be required to keep
these gates in good order. We further
recommend that the gates across tin
road at Dent Springs, in the 17th dis
trict, be removed.
The road leading over Bonder's moun
tain to Wolf Pen is in some places too
narrow. Vehicles cannot pass each
other on account of large rocks in the
road; there is scarcely room for one
wagon or buggy track; at the foot of
this mountain the road should be made
wider by cutting the trees on each side of
The road leading from Cartersville to
Canton up the l>owali river from the
railroad bridge is almost impassable.
Complaint is made that this road is al
most entirely neglected. It is reported
to this body that the highway at Mun
ford’s switch, on the Rogers railroad,
where it crosses riie Tennessee road,
seven miles from Cartersville, is ob
structed every Sunday by a number 01
ore wagons being left in the road. The
matter has been complained of repeated
ly without relief. We recommend that
the commissioners of the roads attend
to this matter and have the nuisance
The bridge across Allatoona creek,
near Allatoona, should receive immediate
The bridge over big branch, on trie
road leading from Webster’s fen-y to the
old Canton road, is unsafe and liable to
break through at any time.
The bridge across Pettit’s creek, one
half mile from Cartersville, on the road
leading to Akerman’s ferry, needs imme
diate attention; the abutments are un
sound and liable to give way. We re
commend in connection with this bridge
that the county commissioners have
built on each side of the creek a foot way
sufficiently high and of sufficient length
on each side of the creek to enable foot
passengers to cross the creek in times of
We recommend that the amount air
lowed by the county commissioners for
the support of Alex. Dellinger be in
creased from eight to twelve dollars per
We recommend that the commissioners
contribute three ($3) dollars per month
to aid in the support of Mrs. Amelia
Massengale, of Kingston, she being an
invalid and in very needy circumstances.
In taking leave of the court we extend
our thanks to His Honor'Judge
Solicitor General Harris and the other
officers of the court for the courtesies
extended to this body.
We recommend the publication of these
presentments in the county paper at the
Marcellus L Pritchett, Foreman,.
John T Owen M M Cunningham
George S Cobb Eliiui R Abernathy
James D Wilkerson Robt F Jolly
George M Isbell Elsbury Holcombe
James C Waldrip Francis M Ford
CalefC Hufstetler James B Crawford
Thomas X Pittard James M Smith
Harelston D Lewis Joseph Bradley
Joseph G Lowry William L LeConte
Ordered by the court that the within
general presentments be spread upon the
records of the court and published as
recommended. This July 27, 1888.
J. C. Falv, J. S. C. C. C.
Entered page 274. minutes “IF’ Ju y
28,1888. F. P. Dunn am,
A council of the Royal Arcanum, one of
the very best of the fraternal insurance
societies, was organized in this city last
Saturday by Prof. C. B. Laljatte, Pep.
Grand Regent. The following officers
were elected: Douglas Wikle, Regent;
A M Willingham. Vice Regent; W 11
Lumpkin, Orator; Col T W Milner, Past
Regent; R A Clayton, Secretary; W H
Howard, Collector; W B Sadler, Treas
urer; Eluiii Christian, Chaplain; Dr. 1.
Johnson, Medical Examiner; (has T
Jones, Guide; Dr. R E Cason, Ward, n;
J F Alexander, E E Freeman, E E Field,
Geo H Gilreath, trustees. Tfje council
was organized with tv.onty-four charter