ALL CLOSED DOWN FOB AN INDE
4,>f» Wople Omt at Work-MeeUng of tko
Datthts of labor-ns Womb Died of
AwhiletosecureBait.-TheK. oft. ip.
point a Ooard to rreteel the Eroperty of
tha MIU Owners Agalnot Any Dsproda-
* iMuttu Mar Ojo or.
AuausTA, Go.. Aug. 10.—A reporter
hastened to the factories to see and talk
. to the operatives aa they canto from
-their work- after the milta had closed
; d >wn for an indefinite' period. Arriving
a little ahead of time we talked to c nun ■
her who had gathered around the
Knighta of Labor hall, a..d learned on
inquiry, that nearly half of the opera-
tivea had been dismissed at noon.
"What it the situation?” asked the re
porter of an operative standing by.
“The situation is simply lhis; We are
ahut-out and we would rather go this
way tnan strike. We will stand by the
tf Augusta Factory and be guided by their
action. If they go to work we will. If
they stick out until they get the ad
vance ws will.”
“What will you do during the shut
“A large number of operatives, espe
cially of the King and Sibley mills, have
relatives living in the country an I they
will go to them. A number of the men
have already made arrangements and
will go to work on railroads. We ain’t
going to starve, that’s one thing yOp
can putdown as certain.”
“How about the women?" asked the
“They need rest badly and they are
A warm day.
The cotton market is on a stand.
C. Bode has a new ice cream wagon.
Col. W. J. Morton tsft yesterday for
The mad-dog excitement has about
died out again.
Rev. J. A. Munday, the great evange
list, is in tha city.
The new building on Jackson street is
The N. E. R. R. office has been mov
ed to Moss A Thomas’ warehouse.
The hydrant on the Commercial cor
ner will be moved on the sidewalk in
Work began yesterday on the lot
where the white public school Is to be
Hon. Emory Speer’s fine speech on the
School of Technology his been printed
by Cranford A Davis for distribution.
CranfordA Davis are givng away some
nice blotters. Every one should call
and be supplied.
The citisena on North College avenue
are very anxious that the committee on
liehts place their lamp post. |
Capt Plunkett, the polite cenducto
on the Georgia railroad, who has been
under the weather for a week or two,
we, are glad to say, is out on tha street
Captain Oliver recsived a letter yes-
tovday from a prominent physician ask-
ing to be made assistant surgeon of the
company which in being enlistea for
There was a fight between the captain
glad to get it. I just le-t the women ! and first foreman of the colored fire
will be true. They are more determiii.
ed than the men.”
About this time the
end the operatives from t c mills pour
ed out—not with sad faces. They were
not noisy. Smiles of satisfaction gleam
ed over their countenances as they talk
ed, and hurriodly walked to their homes
to get ready to attend the mooting of
the Knights of Labor,.which waa to be
1..IJ i -
held at 7:30.
The reporter stopped a few with whom
hewaa well acquainted, and they all said
about the same. One said: “I am out
of a job. The mills have shut down, but
1 expect we will all live.”
An hour before the time fertho meet
ing the large hall of the Knighta of La
bor was densely packed, and before the
hour of. meeting, hundreds were unable
to gain admittance. The visiting Master
Workmen addressed the assembly.
The meeting, of course, was private^
. butthe operatives who are lucked out
wero counselled to be law-abiding and
orderly, and they were advised to follow
the good example of the strikers of the
company at the Town Hall, night before
last They were separated before eith
er une was very badly hurt.
Rome ol our citixens have had the
gre-s on the sidewalks in front of their
premises cut down; but other sidewalks
are almost impassable—the grass an
weeds having covered the sama.
HAthens needs a new street sprinklor.
Street Commissioner Stanley deserves
a great deal of credit for the way he baa
fixed np Oconee street. It certain y
was in a miserable condition before he
took it in hand.
Mr. Jim Morris will leave the city to
day for Virginia.
Mr. George D. Thomas returned yes
terday from the falls.
Dr. John Crawford has taken the road
again on a dramming tour.
Mrs. Griffith, Mias Luey Griffith and
Mr. Chas.' Grifleth left yesterdry for
Mr. C. II. Willcox leaves to-day for
Virginia. He wiU probably not return
for several months.
Misses Sprout and Brown left for the
falls yesterday, when they will remain
a few weeks before their return to
Brooklyn. N. Y,
Prof. Branson, the superintendent of
our public schools, is delivering a so rise
of lectures to tha teachers under hia con
trol His first was upon the art of
We don’t aeeany aaa of tha United
States and Mexico kicking -up a row
about a little one-horso editor. But if
it was Larry Gantt in the place of Cut
ting then we would be in favor of a scrim-
■urge.—Cor. Augusta Chronicle.
The accomplished Miss Daisy McAl-
pin, after a most enjoyable visit to the
classic City, left yesterday for Oconee
White Sulphur Springs, where we pre
dict for her a most delightful summer,
with many admirers, judging tha future
by tho past *
’ J. H- Hoggins set's fruit jars st $1.00
per dos. (half gab) and$! (1-4 gal) 8end
In your orders at once, as prices may not
remain so low but for a few days.
The past few days we hark had
seorohingly hot weather, almost unen
durable. It rained below Tuesday Zon
ing, and a general season would now be
4f groat benefit
Mr. W. D. Uriffoth this week sold
Judge K. I. Smith, of Oglethorpe e
ty, a slice of land, ISO acres, Lora the
Macon place, eight miles from Athens,
and in-Clarke county, for $10 per acre.
Judge Smith Isa good citixen and we
welcome him to our county.
Great improvements an being made
if Oconee street, and by next week it
WlH be finished and smoothed off. In
places this street has been raised three
feet The steep sidewalks aro cut down
and fences will be set back.
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.
A aio EAJtBECuE.
To-day a big barbecue will be held at
Wellington, four miles from High Shoals,
in Morgan county. Capt Carlton and
other distinguished gentlemen have been
invited. It will be the grandest affair
of the season. We regret that we will
not be able to accept the kind invitation
The seats and desks in the Athens
Academy, the properly of Clarke coun
ty, have been hacked to pieces and ruin-
Augusta feotory, who have beeu out 0 <1 by the pupils. It is an outrageous
nearly a month, and not a single viola
tion of the city’s rules have been report
ed from that locality.
WILL HOT SIXO.
The bells will not ring this morning,
but the operatives will be at the gates
ready to go to work at the usual hour, at
all the factories except the Augusta.
4,1X10 rxorLX out or wons.
There are now in Augusta four thou
sand white people out of employment,
and it does not look as though there was
much chance for an early solution of ti e
TO rSOTIOT THK HILLS.
It is understood that at a meeting of
the Knighta last night a committee waa
appointed to look after the mill property
and sae that no one attempted to injure
any property mills.
ATHENE HOT IS. .
Athens is rapidly building up. New
houses can be seen on every street and
moat of them are tasty dwelling houses.
Tha oity is making substantial progress
la every direction, and is rapidly secur
ing all the conveniences which aro com
mon to larger places. 8everal cotton fac
tories, two cotton compresses, gas works,
aa Ice factory, a good system of water
works, an iron foundry, the free school
system sad the'State University, are all
operating to build up the city. Amongst
its dry goods merchants, the Malians
Company heads the list, with an immense
stock of goods snd a spleodid trade. All
' (he merchants seem to be prosperous,
Had have high hopes of tha advantages
to be derived from the Macon aad Athens
nUroad, which will, probably be com
pleted by Christmas,' The businessmen
of the ci$ expect to build a read to El-
barton and tils will complete their rail
road facilities. If the Augnstaand Chat
tanooga is built, such tempting offers will
be irsds that it is believed wiU Secure
that road also. Altogethe- Athens is
very happily situated and majr well be
hopeful of its future.—Washington
shame. We trust that our^iuhlic school
buildings will not be so defaced as this
academy has been.
Mayor Reaves and Chief Oliver were
around Yesterday inspecting the back
yards of stores on Broad a treat At rear
of all the drug stores the grounds were
in a most filthy condition—a regular
spawning place for disease. The Mayor
will haves new sewer built and make
the property owners pay far same. The
attention of the owners of tha stores
have been called to these places time and
A TSUI SNAKE ST0X1.
A few days ago as Sank Griffin, the
painter, was strolling along at a picnic
gait in the country, he saw on the ground
a heap of something black and a good
deal of it; also a wide-spread mouth and
two legs hanging out of it. .When he
recovered from his surprise, he was
able to discern that it waa a living mass
coiled up belore him—a very large black
snake. The snake had partly swallowed
a half-grown rabbit Mr. Griffin meas
ured the reptile and found him over
seven an I a hall feet in length. It was
a curious black snake, having about a
foot and a half of its tail white.—Walton
Having business with aa old gentleman
la Elbert county last week, I sat la his
plaits until ho could come from the field,
and I waa surprised to see him walk Up
barefooted. Ho bad been hoeing all the
morning. The case will appear strange
when it is stated that he is past sixty snd
owns seven hundred acres of land in hia
own right. In Oconee county I saw a
lady carding cotton rolls aad her daugh
ter was spinning tha rolls into thread.
Buch economy as this laid Ike hauls of aQ
tha great fortaaes la this country. Oaf
old people an stiU capable of practicing
this virtue, but the younger geasmUaB
in inclined to live ap to tbeirpstvileges.
Auol-sta, Oa., Aug. 7th, 1888,—Edi-
r Banner-Watchman! Having seen
complaints in the newspapers recently of
the inefficient and badly lighted streets
of your city, induces ms to writs ^ey <>u
on the subject of having electric Tights
introduced into Athens. I have had
some correspondence with Dr. llunai
cult, but cannot get from him muck in-
formation as to the wishes of you dti-
isens respecting the uses of the com
bined systems ef “Arc aad Incandescent
Electric Lighting.” .He informs
that the city is under contract vrith the
the gaa company, having several years to
run. 1 have advised him that the fket
doas not prevent our system from being
installed there st ooee, and to-be' made
profitable to the promoters from the
very beginning of operations. As it is
in about 160 cities in the United 8tates,
paying regular d.videnda of from 10 to
25 per cent Out of the above stated
large number of cities which have had
our system ins’alleJ, only about 20 were
free to contract for eleetrie lights, at or
before the plants were established.
Notwithstanding, I do not know of one
single city Shat baa not adopted and con
tracted fufthe e|ectric light in addition
to the miserable, poor gaa lights, long
before the ei| iration ol their gaa con
tracts. Individual and commercial
lighting is ihe main thing to be consider
ed. if your citiseua are desirous of en
joying the greet benefits of the very
best system of electric lighting in the
world, I sm prepared to nerve them, and
would respectfully request that you
will call the attention of oiie or two en
terprising citisena to tha matter, and
would be glad to hear from you on Ihe
subject in a day or so, as 1 am in hopes
of leaviug bore nest week. Very i
speeifuUy, 0. 0. Milluil
a auras ok ooas.
Next Sunday we will writs up a d-e
scription of the blooded dogs in Athena.
There an several canines in our city that
$1000 would not buy. This is getting
to b*about aa important an enterprise as
the Jersey cattle business.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TO 00 TO SEW TOEX.
The latter part of this week Mr. Julias
Cehea wiii goto New York, aud lay Ip
one ef the finest stocks of fall goods ever
brought to our city, la anticipation of
he increased trade that our new railroad
Goods for the Least Money!
It is now reported that Judge Thrasher
will have a contest and try and throw
out Farmington and Salem precincts, oa
the ground that they ware illegally es
tablished. No one knows what will be
the outcome of the trouble.
Tho surveyor! on the M. A A. road
will reach the city new in a faw days,
whan work on tha tunnel under the city
will it once commence. If the read
enters the city up the Tanysrd branch
it will derelop n wide strip of lorel lend
that can be used for manufacturing pur
poses—something Athens badly needs.
Ion Yon ToiM Powders.
Mayor Reares deserves the thanks of
of our people for tbo personal attention
that be is giving the sanitary ngulatisns
of Athons. lie is having nil tha sawera
and filthy back yards c.eanod out, and
wiU punish any one that fails to obey
orders. This is e most important mntter,
and wo an naw in the midst of tha sick
liest season of the year.
W B Hutton,’ Richmond; G T Htrib-
ling, Turnerville; E T Jerry, Atlanta; W
H Nathan, L C Grogan,N C; Chas
Smith, Atlanta; J B Hollingsworth, Au
gusta; F H Smith, city; Mrs W C
Young, Mias Lore Young, Fort Worth,
Toxua: AV H O’Brien, Ky.
. DIEECTUE TALMAQE.
Director Tolmadge has bean in our
city several days in tha interest of tbs
contemplated railroad. By bia gentle
manly deportment, hia frank and candid
statements, ha baa not only endeared
himself greatly to our people, but. cat-
vinced all that W is ia dead earnest.
Tke railroad exteeaiaa through Madison
to Athena has ao warmer, more serious
friend aad indefatigable -srarler than
Director Tslmadge. Ha ls MM only a
representative railroad man, 1st one of
the moat popular raid xealout that we
have erer amt. With him aad Mr. Mm
ehen the railroad baa not only good
Meads, bat the bast of workers. Wo
kart never, ia oar life, asst two gentle
men that impneeed ns more favorably,—
Athena has within hoc bordera as fins
an amateur orcheetra as any city in tha
a mth. It ie com nosed of eight pieces.
Tht) young gentlemen compoaing this
orchestra ere among our beet citisena,
and play only for tha euUrtainmsot ol
theiasstres end friends. It is to be hop
ed that these young gentlemen will give
concert, so that our music-loving citi
sens can enjoy the sweet strains of their
music. We learn that one or tho Ban-
day schools in Athens contemplates add
ing this orchestra to their tnnsie. This
will be quite u novelty, and something
that our city is not used to, and wo cax-
not tall how it will taka.
The fruit distilleries of tha 9th revenue
division are grinding up apples and peach
as snd eetUng up their •tilla preparatory
to making brandy. FirahsTO gives bond
ia tha dry counties, snd say tbay will bo
•bio to soli all tbay can^make. Whan
asked how they will manage to sell in
violation of prohibition, they sue war with
a wink and lay, “Don’t mind about that,
we’ll sell all wacaa make." A trait dis
tiller ia requited to give bond for the pty-
mental the tease dae oa all th» brandy
he distills, and is expected to make sat
gallon of spirits for sick fourteen gallons
of pomaeo, or eleven gallons or cider.
After the brandy is gauged tha distiller
is required to pay a tax of ninety cents
per gallon within four months.—Wash
ington Chronicle. '•
Ambition te hart fine dressing does
not prevail everywhere. Passing along
the public highway, in Oconee county
tha other day, tad cogitating-upon tho
extravigincc of woman, I saw a lady ia
bar host porch, dreesid ia asset calico
bat wearing neither ahsee nor stocking!,
ead not sahnmad for passers-by to look
at bar pretty foal Ska was composedly
knitting, end seemed not to be disturbed
st all by tbs presence of strangers. I
said to myself, “Here is economy qplmJ-
here is netoro unadorned. What an im
mense saving to overworked men, if the
ladies weald discard shoes sad Lt.p
through tbs hot summer months! Ne
more slippers, aa more Newport ties,
aoas of MOoa boat—nitons-own perfect
vunepoiled by the handiwork of
* I bed to buy two prira of shoes
as eooa ss I reached home, snd my epec-
niations vanished into thin air.—Wash
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