Americus times-recorder. (Americus, Ga.) 1891-current, April 19, 1891, Image 1
AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER. AMERICUS, GEORGIA, SUNDAY: APRIL 19, 1891. NUMBER 13 FORBIDDEN FRUIT! The weather this season has “forbidden |fruit” to many of our customers, but Geo.D.Wheatley Takes pleasure in offering a “FULL CHOP” of NEW and SEASONABLE DRY GOODS at prices within EASY REACH of all. CASE AFTER CASE of new goods opened during the past week has about completed OUR SPRING STOCK, and close relationship to the manufacturers enables us to present this season a] line of goods UN APPROACHABLE in , QTJAX.IT Y, . STYLE OR PRICE. Special for this week— 25 Pieces 25 Pieces Beautiful SOLID COL’D FIGURED SOLID COL’D Beautiful' FIGURED CHINA SILKS FIGURED FLORENTINES 20 pieces LOVELY WOOL CIIALLIES, solid and figured, at 20c. per yd. Just 15 more of those SUPERB CAMELS’ HAIR Pattern Suits go AT COST THIS WEEK. 40 patterns BLACK SILK GRENADINES, finest quality, 75c. to *1.25 this week. THEY ARE BEAUTIES and worth from *1.00 to 12.00 elsewhere. A perfect profusion of BLACK SILK DRAPERY NETS—the correct thing this season, at prices which will astonish you. Our BLACK DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT, the very best in the city. You can find JUST WHAT YOU WANT at a very moderate cost. Grant us the pleasure of showing you our LACES, EMBROIDERIES, and NEW WASH DRESS GOODS, consisting of everything new in WHITE GOODS. Plain and figured PERSIAN MULLS, CHINA SILKS, b A5 AJ. BATISTES and GRENADINES, MADRAS CLOTH, GING HAMS, ETC. 15 doz. Black SILK MITTS, at 25c. per pair this week. 18 doz. LADIES’ BLACK SILK GLOVES, 40c., (worth 65c) this week. Forty doz. Diamond Dye LADIES HOSE, absolutely stainless, at 26c. per pair this week. TAX PAYER TALKS. HE WANTS THE CITY TAX RATE RE OUCEO. He Brine® Forth Argument® tn-* Ex ample® Why ThU Should be Don®—A Sen sible Card From ® Leading Citizen—Re duce the Tax*®. BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR OPENING . SALE j'AYtVr UAa/itl THIS WEEK. Our Stock is Warranted Matchless in QUALITY, STYLE OR PRICE. size 4 to 14 years, *1.50 this week, worth *8.00 elsewhere. 300 Child’s Sailor Saits, School Suits, * 2 - 5010 * 5 - 00 suit ’ worth a ° uWo eis «' vhcrc - a specialty; good value, 25c. to *1.50 per pair, any size wanted. WE FULFILL OUR ADVERTISEMENTS! COME AND SEE! Geo.D.Wheatley 0or. Lamar St. and Cotton Ave. ' AMERICUS, W GEORGIA. To The Times-Kecordeb:-—There Is great demand in Amerlcus for more dwelling bouses. Why do our citizens, who have the money, fall or refute to thus Invest It? It Is not because the bouies cannot be rented, for It le known by all who have taken tbe trouble to investigate, that many applicant! for houses have failed to obtain them, and decided to go else where. One reason why onr capital la timid In this direction, Is tbe high rate of tax ation In onr city. Tbe rate las; year was 1 43-100 per cent, or *14.60 per thousand dollars. To this Is to be added state and county taxes, also tax for water whlefa amounts to about one per cent, on an ordinary house. The time Is at hand for our city fathera to assess the taxes for the present year. Can’t they be materially reduced be low last year’s figures? Let ns reason together and see. Four years agu one-half of one per cent, provided ample fundi to pay the ordinary expenses of the city govern ment. Our property this year Is fnlly twice ae much In value ns then. Is there any reason why tbe expenses should be doubled so as to still require the assess ment of one-half of'one per cent, for that purpose. Again, four years ago one half of one per cent, the amount levied to maintain our public schools, was more than enough to meet every demand made upon the council by efficient board of, education. Rave the expenses of the schools more than doubled so as to still require the assessment of one half one per cent, for that purpose, as was done last year? The writer is reliably in formed that the one half of one per cent, levied laat year raised about *6,004 more than was necessary to pay the expenses of our'schools. If this statement be true, waa not this excess of money wrongfully and Illegally taken from the pockets of our tax payers ? Once again, four years ago when the first SSO.OqO water works bonds were authorized to bo isssued, one sixth of one per cent, was sufficient to provide a sinking fund to pay both the Interest on these bonds and tbe bonds os they fell due. Last year tbe amount of property in the city was almost twice as much at when this one sixth of one per cent, was levied as the law required, but the same one sixth of one per cent, was levied which tcok from the taxpayers two or more thousand dollars not legally reqslred for that purpose. To show that this one-sixth was ex cessive It is only necessary to state that one-tenth waa considered sufficient to provide a sinking fund for the 433,000 sewerage bonds, and the same amount, one-tenth of one per cent. for publle building bonds, while one-twelfth waa considered sufficient for tbe 425,000 bonds Issued to extend the water works. So far no allowance hat been made for any Income to the cl :y from the water works. The city owns and la paying taxea on 435,000 or more invested in our system of water works. Are we receiving any Income upon this investment? If so, the bond tax ought to be proportionally reduced, If wo arc not, it Is surely a poor Invest ment, as our people have to pay taxea to cover the Interoat on the Investment, and also pay for the use of water same as if owned by a private corporation. The above Is written to show that In the opinion of the writer.it Is possible to' materially reduce our taxea below the rates fixed last year. Is there any reason why taxes should be higher In Amerlcus than In Co lumbus? The following figures from that city are absolutely reliable: The tax for the present year upon all real and personal property Is three- fourths of one per cent; one half of one per cent, goes to pay the ordinary ex penses of the city government, Including 420,000 appropriated for publlo Schools; one quarter of one per cent, goes to pty Interest on bonded debt of 448,000 and 410,000 of bonds annually retired. The above la written in all kindness, and offered for the serious consideration of onr city fathers in particular and onr tax payers generally. Tax Payee. Americas, Os, April 18, 1801. They Chanted too Much. Atlanta, April 10.—[Special]—Tho railroad commission to-day Issued an order summoning a number of roads to appear before the body April 27th, to adjust certain discriminations in freight rates, whereby the roads are charged with violating the law by charging more for a abort haul than for a longer one. The Central, Georgia, State road, ^ r.ml, jp’ Tennesaee, Atlanta A West Point and tie ’ ' ' _ .. Savannah, Amerlcus A Montgomer s'* 1 " ’ .Trtukta among those summoned. * ® Hawkins and DM raita; A LIVE CITY. Many Thine or Interest About Progressive Cordele. Cobdei.e, April 18.—[Special.]—It Is with Interest that we note tne large amount of fright and passenger busi ness that Is being done along here by the prograulve and ever popular S. A. M. railway, which hat been auoh a ben efactor to Cordele, and which it doing so much for tbs development of all por tions of the country through which It AH honor la due to tbe Americas In vestment Co., and the other men who are to skilfully managing this wonderful railway. The G. 8. A F. railway, ’ under the present management, seema to be mov ing along smoothly and doing a very large business. It is estimated that from one bundled to two hundred persons get on and off the trains at Cordele dally. Several Cordellans speak of exeurtlng to Omaha on the 7th of Hay. There hae been an Increased activity In Cordele real estate within the past few days. About a dozen life Insurance agents are doing up the town. Hrs. M. O. Kline, of Auburn, Ala., It here negotiating for a home In Cordele. Such persons always receive a hearty weloome from Cordellans. Hrs. W. £. Uurpliey, of Amerlcus, and Mrs. J. W. Williams, of Columbus, are visiting relatives here. Mrs. Dr. J. O. Branch and her beauti ful and accomplished daughter, Hiss Carrie, who have been stopping In Cor dele for several weeks, returned yester day to their home at Dixie. Their many friends here expressed their sincere re grets at their departure. Sonio new members were reeeived into the Methodist church here last uight by its energetic and faithful pas tor, Bev. O. W. Branch. The meeting will be protracted during next week. MAMIE MOVES TO MARRY. A Savannah Girl Stopped Yesterday In Atlanta. Atlanta, April 18.—[Special.]—Ma mie 0 ill tne. a pretty eighteen-year-old miss from Savannah, waa arrested at alio stopped off the Central train this morning, aud detained at the station lionte awaiting the arrival of her father to take her back home. She wanted to marry her sweetheart In Chicago, to whom her parents ob jected. Last night she rsn awsy from home, and was on her way to Chicago to join her lover when detained here. Smoked Cigarettes and Turned Green. Anderson, Ind., April 18.—George Stark, a fireman ou the C. W. A H. R. R., died last night. He was an inveterate cigarette smoker, and an excessive use of them Is said to have caused his death. A short time after death hts body turn ed^ livid green. The Bridge Finished CoBDn.it, April 18.—[Special ]—Th# bridge over the Flint river on tbe Albany Elorida and Nortoern oatlroad was com pleted this afternoon. Regular sched ules will be teaumed next Monday which will be goed news to it* - many patrons. A Coining Marriage. There will be an Interesting marriage on Wednesday Involving the happiness of two of Americas’ young people at noon on April 22nd. Mist Lizzie Furlow will be united In marriage to Hr. Dave A. Rogers. The prospective brido la the daughter of the lake Col. T. M. Farlow, and la possessed of many accomplishments, beautiful In person and lovely In character. She waa tbe sunshine of her aged father’s declin ing years, and the man Is to be congratu lated, who Is so fortunate as to win for his life long conpanlon such a jewel, Mr. Rogers Is a prosperous young business man, and In every way worthy of the woman of his choice. The ceremony will be performed at the residence of Mrs. F. H. Farlow on East Forsyth street. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers will leave Im mediately after their marriage for a two weeks bridal trip to Savaanah, after which they will return aud make Ameri cas their home. Many friends join In wiping the young couple a life of unalloyed happiness. 1 Off to Cumberland Island. The Americas FUhlng Club has per fected all arrangement* to leave to-mor row evening on their annual fishing frolic. Heretofore the club has waged unceas ing warfareagalnsk the finny tribe In the ponds and lakes of south Georgia, be low Albany, but this season they will go to the St. Ilia river and Cumberland Is land. Tje following named gentlemen com. port the party that will leave to-mor row night for Brunswick, via the S. A. lc M; W. H. Tondee. James A. Fort, Sr., C. M. Wheatley, C. W. Chapman, R. T. AN OVATION GIVEN CONGRESSMAN CRISP IN KAN SAS CITY. Fluttering Comments Upon Bis Hpeeek Them Wednesday Laat—What The Kan- aaaCIty Papers Have to Say About It— The Next Speaker. The gallant and fearless leader of Dem ocracy received a grand ovation In Kan sas City Wednesday, the occasion being tbe first Western states commercial eon- greu. Judge Crisp spoke on “taxation,” and tbe people of Kansas City declare It tbe finest address of the kind ever delivered in tbe city. The Kansas City Times is full of praise for him, and make* hit speech the lead, ing topic. Head lines of a moat com plimentary kind are ntsd, and tbe ad- dress, with a cut of the speaker, Is given In full. All can not be reproduced, but below will be found a few extrsete from the Times; Then earns the heartiest demonstration of tbs convention ou the announcement of an addmeeon "Taxation" by Congressman C, F. Crisp, of Georgia. The galleil s were es pecially enthusiastic as tbi- square shoulder ed, well built, graceful congressman stepped upon the etage. He •eeelvrd aver/ decided ovation Mr. Crisp's argument was against the protective po ley pursued by the government to* the past twenty*five yean and held the closeet attention. But it waa ,n replying to Interruptions by delegatee that be made tbe greatest hit inpopnlsr fan cy. There wire three of them, and tn each oese Mr. Crisp's reply waa pat. He was telling that the result of tariff re duction was seen to-day In the price of sugar, when a gray haired gentleman In tha Texaa delegation aroae, I would lixe to oak,” said he, “If the gen tlemen voted to take the tax off of sneer?” ‘The gentleman will elate,” came Ur. Crisp’s reply, quickly,earnestly, "making a pqreonal application—which I did not do bo- euuse I waa told I here woe no politics here— I will elate that coupled with the measure which reduced the price of sugar there wen In that bill aueh a boatof Iniquities, such n mate of outrages on the people of tbe United States, such so unconstitutional use of the taxing power, that 1 voted against It.” There waeatempeet ofapplause at the re joinder. There was applause and laughtar again In a raw minutes. Mr, Crisp bad been talking ofa duly or 47 per oent. and la make rounder senteurca, probably, called It one- half. . A delegate Interrupted to say that II the duty waa one-half It waa ICO and not 47 per cent, and he did not wl»b his party mis represented. '•Why, toy friend," esld Mr. Crisp, "If the duty was 100 per rent. It would use all.” Again he epokeora>.000 millionaires in the country. Adelegate asked If they were all American. "11 would not be proper tor me,•’ said the congressman, "to name them. But I do hare to view one-a gentlemen who bolide carries In Wmes and who drovostattyho through Scotland, and he Is a manufacturer.” if the people an ever wakened up,” said Mr. Crisp, near tbe end of his speech, “I think 1 know which party they will Indorse.” He paused to look at some flf iros he ted, and a piping votes called out: Alllunce.” '2 was speaking, ray friend,” was the dry retort, "ofa p .Utica! party.” Then came a cyclone. Hera la an editorial upon tbe subject In the same paper: Congreaeman Crisp's speech yee’erday af tetnoon may fairly be called the most lorcl ble turn! argument ever dntlvend In the olty. It had the more significance because certain assertions had been disseminated through the west to tbe effect thst tats lean ings toward protection separated him from the earoeat tariff reformers A cleanr expo sition of tho practical, Immediate evlla of burdening one Indnetry for a doubtful bene fit of another bae rarely been heard any- when. Thera was no declamation and no politics. The letter.of President HaaMen and tbe speech of Du Parsons hsdgtvsn prolectlQotst side of tsxa'lon. Itwai ■hat they should* Thla confess is consider .all shies of current Issues. I Georgia congressman's presentation of otmrslUa was aispawloniu nut power The new Bout i >paXe to the new Weal and tbe two sections In convention assembled found, If there waa doubt before, that they an together In Interest and ought to he to gether In action. Every eentenm of the address bore toward tea point. They follow ed each other logically, and when the laat word fell upon the audience It most have been a dull westerner who did not see what taxation and tariffs mean for the trade, la bor and land of thla psrt of the country. In tha) welding or almpllolty with close thought, of philosophy with experience, of general principles with exact Information, there was the fruition of an able mind, fertilised with study and mellowed with years of Intimate contact with publle affairs. The Choir. Thla afternoon at 4 o’clock tho choir which will furolib motto Memorial day will meet at the Methodist chnrab. Everybody who lings should by all means be present, and those who an absent wilBahow themselves most unap preciative of the ladle*' work. Be eura and come out if you can ting, for you are earnestly urged to attend and an expected. IN A BALK OF COT - ON. A Peculiar Trip T»k®n B7 * letter To An America® Gentleman. lire. Chapin talked yesterday morn ing to the mothers of the city, and suc ceeded In Impressing them as she did heT audience the night before. She will lecture to the children this afternoon at 3 o’clock, and will deliver another address to-night. Gwaa Owt To-morrow. Some excellent work tho 8. A. 4k M. baa jast been Yesterday Postmaster Roney received an envelope enoloslog a letter to Mr. H. D. Watts, of tbla city. It earns from Baltimore, and Inside waa a statement of how It got there. It seem* that at one of the factories In that city a bale of cotton was opened the other day, In the middle of wbioh was an envelope addressed to Mr. Watte. Tbe letter was turned over to the head of the department, who had It sent here. It waa dated October 24th, 1800. It was a long and peculiar trip, and It wlU be of interest to read the epistle which la reproduced below, the spelling, punctuation, etc. being exactly tbe sme: October (he filth ISto-fiwan po lr«Tn CO gA—Mr Watts serl hav bln informed that yon air dealing 1 grogiers I my Self hav eom- euce Dealing In tho same pleat send mat prise list or your gods and notlona yours truly a soon H J) Watts" Tho Rad Mon. Mr. W. H, Hafer, state organiser for the Improved Order of Red Men has been In the elty for tbe past few days for the purpose of organising a tribe here. Tbla order Is one of the roost auccessfol of secret societies, and la very strong In Georgia. Amerlcus la by far tbe largest place In ■ the state where there la no tribe, and one will soon be established here. Within the past year the membership In Georgia haa increased from 1,600 to over 3,000, The meeting of the Great Counell occurs In Savannah In ■ about two weeks, and nnlesa tbe application Is made before that time, Amerlcus will have to wait a year before a tribe la In stituted. Mr. Hafer says the suceess bo has mot with Is very Battering, and he is sure an application will be made to morrow. It this Is done, the trlbe ( will be in shape In a few weeks, and another secret so ciety will be added to Amerlcus’ list. There ean be no doubt about Its or ganization as there are a dozen mom- of the order living here, and some forty more have signified their desire to enter. The Seaton Opens. The picnio season lias fairly opened up, and nearly every day some happy party of young folks hie themselves to some out of town resort for a day In the shady woods. Yesterday, little Miss Stella and Mas ter Robert Scarborough gstvo a picnic at Magnolia Dell to a large number of their little friends. The party numbered about twonty, and tbo day was delight fully spent In pleasant games and child ish sports. Mesdames J. N. Scarborough, C. F. Crisp, D. F. Davenport, J. C. Roney and Miss Carrie Brannon chaperoned tho young people, and by their presenco con tributed not a little to the pleasures of the day. A Handsome Itoaldsnoe, In aplto of the hard times it seem* that parties In Amerious still have money, and are apendlng It here. Yesterday a reporter dropped in at the office of Col. Edgar Simmons, and. while there noticed a plan of a handsome ten- room residence. R was the plan of a residence which Col. Simmons Is going tobavabnUtonhls beautiful lot, and will make it one of tho loveliott places in town. Mr. J. J. Holly has the oontreot, and will begin work at onoe. The house will be finished before the first of June, and will be ppened with an old time house warming. It will be ono of the handsomest residences In tbe elty. Kite Is Coming. Under the above head the Montgomery Advertiser says: ... “Tbe Savannah, Amerious and Mont gomery railroad people expect to blow their whistles for Montgomery by tho first of June. . “The grading forces have made splen did time since the good weather get In, aod they will reach ML Melga about the first of May. “Treek baa been laid thla tide of Cn- babatchoe, only thirty miles from this elty. Tbe work Is progressing finely all along tbe Une.” Mors Baaa Balt. Besides the nine mentioned in Tbe Tmes- Recorder a few days since, an other haa been organized In the city. This last to composed of somewhat older men, and the members propose to do some fine playing. The two nines will probably meet on the diamond this week on next. . Taken From tho County Jail. John Taylor Is tbe negro brought here n few days since for safe keepii He was convicted In Wilcox sop court of assault with intent to murder, and yetkRlay Capt. W. A. Starnes name here and carried him to tbe peniten tiary.