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Partner WANTED—Either silent or ac
tive, with $l<)0 to $l5O, to buy a half in
ten st in a (’ash Business already establistied,
which can be greatly extended by such invest
ment. Address S. C. PalGE,through Atlanta
FpHOMPSON’S RESTAURANT is always
JL supplied with the freshest oysters and the
best game of the season.
JC. BRIDGER, has opened his new office at
• 16 South Broad street. Near the bridge,
where orders for Coal will receive prompt at
tention. He deals in Coal Creek, Montevallo,
and Anthr;. iu-.
BOTTLED LAGER BEER—Best in town, at
Jones & Co., 35 Broad street.
PIEDMONT AIR-LlNE—the shortest route
to the North.
2 T. GOLDSMITH.
IT^OR SALE—Plantation in Whitfield county,
‘ 000 acres, well improved, and good set of
mills. T. GOLDSMITH.
SALE—A lot of Door and Window
Frames and Granite Sills—at half price,
(’all on A. McGilvray, No. 12 Gartrellstreet, or
ITJOR SALE- Two-story Brick Resident
j rooms, brick kitchen, near in; a so. brick
store near the center of business: also. I<> idee
building lots. T. GOLDSMITH
■J.IORSALE—The Finest Residence Lot in the
J? city, 230x250 feet, embracing that splcn
uid Oak Grove on the top of Chamberlin Hill.
Also, a number of smaller lots in the same
vicinity. T. GOLDSMITH, No. 21 Marietta st.
171 OR SALE—OId exchange papers, i" cents
? per hundred, in packages. Apply toullice
of Post. No. 32 Broad Street.
I) OOM to rent, suitable fora Bar, adjoin-
V ini? an eating house. Very low to an ap
proved tenant. Apply to C. J. McClellan,
Superintendent Franklin Restaurant.
THE RENOWNED ACTOR,
Robert Me Wad®.
The Only Rival of Joe Jefferson,
In ffis own Dramatization of
Rtp V an ri i £ i e !
THE VAGABOND OF THE CATSKILLS,
Support .'d by a Talented Company.
CHANGE OF BILL
sa. r r uni> av .
Prices SI.OO and 50 cents. Reserved seats,
without extra charge at Phillips & Crew's.
J.L. PEERS & Co.
For the sale of
FLOUR, MEAL, FEED. MEATS, LARD, ALL
KINDS OF PROVISIONS, PRODUCE,
FRUITS, VEGETABLES, Etc.
NO. 5 EAST ALABAMA ST,, ATLANTA, GA.
References by Permission :
To Georgia Banking and Trust Co., Atlanta';
the Merchants’ Bank. Atlanta; W M <v R J
Lowry, Atlanta National Bank, and Citizens'
Bank* Atlanta, Ga.
Last Night at DeGive’s.
The village of Falling Waters-the domestic
warfare of happy Rip and his hapless wife—
the night among the mountains and the sleep
of twenty years—the scenes and inci
dents that cluster around and emanate from
these are as entrancing as they were of old.
Irving had woven into this old legend of the
Catskills that subtle, indescribable element
that infuses into a story an interest that makes
it immortal; and the legend of poor Kip will be
told over and over again on stormy nights at
the firesides of , all coining generations. The
dramatists have, without exception,.caught
this subtle element from the orig in! and
weaving it into the drama made a play that
the public taste will never tire of.
McWade’s dramatization and conception of
Rip Van Winkle is essentially different from
all others. We should say better than Jeffer
son’s with some trepidation, but we can say
as good without fear of denial. His rendition
of the character Is particularly fine. Above
the lack of all bombast and the presence of an
ease of movent and expression that mark him
as a polished actoj,—above all this there is in
his acting evidence of a gift of nature, that rare
gift, genius. The pathetic scenes which flit
through every act of this play like shadows
from passing clouds, are particularly adapted
to McWade’s style of acting. In these scenes
the audience grew wildly enthusiastic. This
afternoon will be given a matinee; to-night
Rip Van Winkle and Padd O’Miles.
Atlanta fflaila 'Hfet ’
A Yale senior tried to chastise a sophomore
editor of the college paper, but got so.badly
whipped that he had to go to bed.
The Rev. A B McGowen, a Baptist pastor in
Hyde Park, Mass., is accused of passing off
Sister Susie Scott as his wife when away from
The Marquis of Normandy, who has Wen
Governor at one time or another of half the
British dependencies, has been appointed Gov
ernor of Victoria.
The beautiful poniard by Benvenuto Cellini,
which was lately stolen from the palace at
Lisbon during a ball, was found by a street
scavenger. Not a diamond was missing.
The Protestant clergymen of San Francisco
have united in a movement “for the reforma
tion of public affairs through religion,” and
are delivering sermons on the subject.
If Edwin Furbish of Pontiac, Mich., had not
paid a debt promptly, the masked robbers who '
bound and gagged him and his family would j
have got the SI,OOO that he had just parted ;
When, in 1821, it was announced to Canning
that the King and Queen of the Sandwich Is-j
lauds had caught the measles, the Minister is
said to have replied : ‘‘Are you quite sure it I
isn’t the mange?”
A young Lowell woman, formerly a school i
teacher, and of a highly respectable family, j
forged her father's name to a cheek, in order 1
to get money to gratify her inordinate love of i
A Chicago policeman testified to court as '
evidence that a prisoner was drunk when ar- '
rested, that he was trying to warm his feet at a I
grating in the sidewalk, supposing that he was I
standing on a register.
A Philadelphia boy loaded a toy pistol, and
accompanied his laiher in a search through
the house for imaginary burglars. On the fol- |
lowing day, forgetting that a bullet was in the |
weapon, he shot and killed a comrade while !
The distinctive feature of a Free Methodist I
church in Toledo, Ohio, is the belief that all I
Christians ought to wear some distinctive
badge. The members keep on their breasts a
wide, red ribbon, with u cross printed on it.
The pastor of a < ’ampbellite church in Austin,
Texas, pricks »>» India-irik emblem on the arm
of every convert, and calls it "the saving
Some practical jokers encased the carcass of
a horse in red flannel, set it afloat in the Ohio, |
just above Madison, hid., and passed the word j
by wire down both banks of the river that
Buyton was coming. Skiffs shot out for miles
along the river as the dead steep drifted down,
and at Madison the entire populace crowded
to the wharves The "sell” was a success.
A Rars and Splendid Collsction.
Some years ago it would have been
necessary to introduce the subject of
this article by a homily ttjion adorn
ing and beautifying home. Not so
now. Our splendid public library,
with its costly paintings from great
masters, the elegant jiarlors of our
city now fairly aglow with the glories
of the highest art, and the rajdd cul
tivationof ourpoeple, have imparled
universal taste for the beautiful, and
ourpeojde lose no good ojiportunity
for gratifying it. We have now, at the
popular Auction House of Hall &
Morris, Marietta streets,
THE BAREST COLLECTION
of paintings ever brought to Atlanta; and
by paintings we mean paintings uui-x
--ceptionably; there is not a chromo in
the gallery. The framing is most tasty
and elegant; none other would be in ac
cordance with the high type ot art exhibi
ted. A visit to this gallery of over oue
bundled and twenty-live master-pieces is
entrancing anil enchanting. Scenes from
the wood, the field, the forest, the moun
tain. ami the stream, literally Hue the
walls of the large room. There is a
truth to nature in every stroke of
the brush that tells that it was a mas
ter’ hands that placed it there. The
hunting scenes, all of which are by tbe
BEST AMERICAN ARTISTS
are particularly fine. They are studies
of nature translated into art by minds
that seem to have thrown their whole
souls into the work before them.
None butthose who are true lover.-of
nature could have portrayed her
works so faultlessly. We regret that
space forbids us to mention the long
list of artists who are represented in
this gallery, but a look at the works is
satisfactory enough, we care not for
the names if we only have the paint
ings before us. There are also some
in the collection ; in fact, there is no
picture on exhibition that is not fine.
The pictures are all from the Phila
delphia Art Gallery, and no citizen of
Atlanta who has a taste for the beau
tiful should fail to embrace this
opportunity of seeing the rarest
collection of paintings ever exhibited
in Atlanta. The pictures will all be
placed this afternoon, and the auction
will begin to-night.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1879.
RESISTING THE LAW. ’
A Member of the Chain-Gang Knock.
Down a Captain of the Police Force
ami Tries to Escape.
Luke Cooper, a professional thief
who is restained from the pursuit of
his chosen profession by the duties
imposed upon him in the chain gang,
had this morning obtained a leave of
absence from that illustrious body in
order to attend, as a witness, the trial,
of York White, a compeer of his in
crime. The trial took place in jus-;
tice Tanner’s office, and afterwards
when Cooper had reached theJoot of
the stairs he struck at Captain White,
bis custodian, with the evident in
tention of making bis escape. Cap
tain White returned the attempted
blow and shattered his club to pieces
over the convict’s head. It took Coop
er but a moment to recover from the
blow, and now seeing that the break
ing of Capt. White’s club had improv
ed his chances of escape, he struck at
him again, this time knocking him
down, bursting the skin upon his,
cheek. In less time than it takes to
think of it the Captain was on his
feet, but in the meantime Cooper had
taken to flight, and now had an ad
vantageous start. To shoot at him'
was impossible, for a large crowd had
already surrounded the the scene of
the affray, and the street was fairly
thronged with people who had been
attracted by the excitement. Just as
Cooper was t urning: he corner at James
bank, however, a couple of country
men laid hold of him undone of them,
fastening his hand in his wooley hair
held him until Capt. White came up
ami carried him to the station house.
Cooper is a man whose bad charac
ter is well known to'the city authori
ties. It is not quite a year ago that
Capt, Connoly discovered him making
his way from Dean’s store with a bag
on his back containing about $75 worth
of stolen goods, lie disregarded the
Captain’s orders to stop, upon which
the Captain tired at him three times’
In order to make, good his escape he
dropped the bag, and upon examina
tion jt was fouud-tUuXauiyh.shot had
penetrated partly through the coii
tents. His stolen spoils saved his life.
The charge of resisting an officer will
probably place him where his violent
and criminal nature will be held in
restrain for some time to come,
BOND AND STOCK BROK-
The Business in Atbiuta-r-Messrs. Pow
ers & Egleston.
Atlanta, in its great commercial
growth, is becoming prominent
among the leading American cities as
a market for all classes of trade. It is
now natural for people to come here
whether to supply themselves with
goods, to invest money or to change
securities. As a financial market it is
taking a leading position, and the de
mands of its increasing trade require
houses whose special business is
or dealing in stock,bonds and money,
receiving funds for investment, ne
gotiating loans, buying and selling se
It was with pleasure then, that we
noted some time since, the announce
ment of a new firm in t he city devoted
specially to this line of business,
MESSRS. POWERS & EGLBSTON.
These gentlemen are well-known
in commercial circles, and have capi
tal and experience to make their
business a success. They have opened
a very handsome bank looking office
at No. 2D Peachtree street, next to the
Bank of the State of Georgia, and are
prepared to serve the merchant or
capitalist, in negotiating loans, invest
ing money, buying and selling securi
ties, and doing any other work in
their special line. We understand
that they will soon float
$50,000 TEN PER CENT BONDS
of a most solid character, and if so,
they will be exceedingly attractive to
investors in this time of decreasing
rates of interest in State and other se
curities. We call special attention to
these gentlemen as safe, reliable, and
Go to A. A. Campbell’s No. 9 West Alabama
street, and get some of those fine dressed tur
keys for to morrow.
rjTO MY PATIENTS AND PATRONS.
Being compelled, by ill-health, to be absent
from Atlanta until next spring, at least, I
would recommend my patients to call upon
Dr. R. A. Holliday, 32>4 Whitehall street,
should they need tne services of a Dentist
during my absence. I can recommend. Dr. H.
as being competent and conscientious." I would
have made this recommendation earlier, but
severe indisposition and consequent haste of
departure from the city prevented.
ARTHUR C. FORD, D. D. S.
Fernandina, Fla., December 16,1878.
i Hou, A. 11. Stephen|?t Financial Flans.
Mr. Stephens is going to try to in
duce some legislation at the next ses
sion whereby the volume of the na
tional currency will be increased un
der such circumstances as will not
render the charge of “inflation” ten
able on account of such increase.—
Columbia Enquirer 15th.
The Mammoth Establishment of P. H.
THE RESULT OF ENERGY A ENTERPRISE.
Amongst the many commercial pur
suits that go towards making up the
net woik of a city’s industries, the
furniture trade takes a very important
rank. In the past tew years it (in
fact, nearly all other branches of
trade) has made very rapid strides, of
advancement, and is established to
day in our city upon a basis beyond
competition owing to the indomitable
will and energy of the above well
known and popular gentlemen.
Nothing illustrates to a better ad
vantage our forward steps in culture
and refinement than the general de
mand for articles in this line, which,
a few years ago, would have been ut
terly impossible to procure; but Am
ericans, ever foremost in the race of
progress and inventive genius, by the
skilled mechanicians in this depart
ment have, it would seem, eclipsed
year by year all preceding efforts in
bringing out new and artistically de
signed articles, so that now wo lead
the world for beauty, durability and
elegance of finish.
There few, if any, who will not
cheerfully agree with us in these re
marks after inspecting the magnificent
•stock of Mr. Snook’s, at 7 and 9 Mari
fetta street. 'Phis gentlepian has., had.
many years experience’in the btfsi
ness, anp while somewhat unfortu
nate when connected with a firm here
some years ago, nothing daunted by
losses, he at once began business on
his own account, without even capital
or credit, his stock consisting of two
second hand, suits of furniture, and
tire first bill of sale amounted only to
$87.00. Now nowhere in the South
can a more superb selection of furni
ture be found, embracing actually
everything known to that trade, from
the most elaborate parlor suits down
to the modest cottage sets and com
mon goods. A better idea can be
formed of the extent of stock when
we state that for storage purposes be
occupies eight floors, an area in space
of over 700 square feet.
Mr. S. is a liberal patron of the
press, and to this can be attributed
much of his success. Being an ex
clusive cash buyer, bargains are inva
riably secured,so that in all instances
he can offer the same to his custom
ers, and as evidence of this one of
our best known lady citizens visiting
Baltimore daring the winter with a
view to purchasing there a complete
outfit for a new residence returned
and gave the order to this gentleman,
remarking at the same time that she
had saved hundreds of dollars and
secured more pleasing styles. This
is a flattering tribute to Mr. S., but is
only one of many such instrnces, as
he has orders for furnishing through
out the magnificent residences recent
ly built by our well known citizens,
Messrs. Hill, Maddox, Raines, Snow,
and Gen. Austell. He began business
with th. determination of convincing
the citizens that, he could and would
'sell them fine goods cheaper than pos
sible to procure them elsewhere, and
lias, we are pleased to note, succeeded
One stong point, illustrating the ad
vantages of a cash basis, is that dur
ing tile past year the discounts allow
ed Mr. IS. on bills amounted to the
large sum of $7,000.
Space does not permit, or we would
give a detailed description of the
many beautiful articles of furniture
here exhibited, so we will but men
tion that the stock is almost inexhaust
ible, rich and elegant, and at all times
many duplicate sets are in store, so
that orders can be filled at once.
In conclusion, we certainly tender
pur hearty congratxlations to the gen
tleman on his great success, and citi
zens generally will echo the same, and
wish him many years continuance.
Don’t fail to call at the cheapest and
leadjng furniture house in Georgia.
In the Marietta Street M. E. church, S. A.
Wlnsor, Pastor. Preaching by the Pastor at 11
A M-, subject, “The Pentecost Baptism.” At
7:30 P. M., subject, "There is Hope and Help
for the Intemperate. Let none despair.
A cordial invitation to all.
Mammoth Dry Goods Emporium, Es
tablished for 27 Years.
What can we say about this mag
nificent store and t he highly esteemed
and honored citizen, the proprietor.
There is not a man, woman, or child
in the city, but to whom the name of
Ryan is familiar, and a stranger ask
ing to be directed to some particular
point along the busy thoroughfare of
Whitehall street, invariably the re
>ply from any and all will be its such
andsuch a distance from Ryan’s—thus
showing this great house has in a
manner come to be looked upon as
the central and objective point. Our
reporter in taking notes to makeup
the great trade edition, selected this
popular establishment for the leading
and representative retail dry goods
bouse of Atlanta, and we feel confi
dent that our many thousand read
ers will coincide.
But as to the store and stock. The
building occupied is located at No.
bl Whitehall street, is 50x195 feet, in
size, extending through the entire
block to Broad street, and three
floors are filled to repletion with
the magnificent stock consisting of
foreign and domestic dry goods, car
pets, oil cloths, mattings, bootsand
shoes, hats, caps —all handsomely
displayed in the various departments.
The first floor or basement opens di
rect on Broad street, this is used for
the storage of heavy and staplegoods,
packing and shipping, but the second,
with main entrance on Whitehall
streel, is where we are forcibly re
minded of the dazzling and gorgeous
splendor road about in fairy tales of
old. Here can be found the products
from the looms of the old world, the
decorated fabrics of our own country;
laces from the historical countries of
the Mediteranean; silks from Lyons,
Brussels and Antwerp, hosiery,
gloves, ribbons, linens and notions
representing the ingenuity and con
ception of the four quarters of the
Klob.q.T.iW’peU, curtains, lambere'iins.
in richness, beauty and style unsur
passed. Boots and shoes for the
ladies, men, boys and misses in vari
ety unexcelled from the leading man
ufactories, and a specialty introduced
of handmade goods unsurpassed—and
hats and caps for the millions, in a
word on this the retail floor, it is a
minature world and,a perfect hive of
industry. Glancing as we did from
Ihe stairway ascending to the third
floor, a more animated and pleasing
scene could not. be wished for. From
forty to fifty of his able and efficient
corps of salesmen were all rapidly,
and with grace and ease peculiar to
them, busily engaged in waiting upon
a throng of customers, among whom
were numbers of the leading belles
and matrons of the city.
Passing to the tjlird floor, the whole
sale department, we find all goods
exhibited below, but in a more com
pact way; and while catering mainly
to the leading local trade of the city
in the retail department, an exten
sive business has been done for years
throughout Georgia and several ad
joing States in the wholesale line,
and the magnificent trade enjoyed in
all is but a just, and flattering tribute
t > the i ne 'gy and ability of Mr. Ryan,
whose record in the past, both in a
business and social point of view,
stands second to none. The position
of this establishment toward the
great trade of our city is that of a
leading feature in her industries, and
from the foregoing the importance
and influence will be readily seen. It
ranks as one of the leading spirits and
stands as one of the corner stones in
the commercial bulwarks of Atlanta.
' ♦♦♦ - ■—
Mcßride <fc Co., Atlanta, Ga., offer
Crockery, Wooden Wane, Lamps,and
Show Cases to the trade as cheap as
any hoti -e North or South. Merchants
who want to pay cash and get ca-Ji
juices and select goods thatsuit them,
cannot <i i better than to buy from Mc-
Bride & Co.
Dr. Calhoun’.; Liver Pills.
This Pill has been in use lor the last forty
years and has t iki-ti precedence over all other
Liver Pills and Mi-dicine generally. My pa
trons, 1 am proud to say, are among the best
and most influential citizens ol the United
States. .Some are new ones and others have
been using them for years and will testily to
the vast amount of money saved—and the gen
eral improvement of their health—by their
use. When taken in time will prevent fevers
of the most dangerous types. I ask every
reader of this article to go at once and procure
a box of these Pills, and if they do not prove
beneficial come tome at my office, 50 Peach
tree street, and I will refund you the money.
These Pills are especially good for Diarrhea
and Dysjiepsia, Biliousness, Cholera Morbus
and Sick Headache. Price, 25 cents per box.
For sale by all Druggists, also by
Noble C. Williams,
50 Peachtree street,
Washington, March 21.—1 n the
caucus of the Democratic members of
the House to day Mr. House, of Ten
nessee, was chosen Chairman. The
question of confining the business of
the extra session to the objects for
which it was called was refered to a
committee, who will report to a joint
conference of the Democratic mem
bers of each I louse, which will be
held early next week.
Nashville, March 22i»-The Senate
yesterday passed a bill by it small ma
jority to settle the debt at forty cents
on the dollar at four per cent.
Paris, March 22.—The Minister of
Commerce, M. Tirard, stated toadep
utation from the Chambers of Com
merce that the system of commercial
treaties would be strickly adhered to,
and that no retrograde policy was
Sr. Louis, March 21—The Kentucky
Greenbackers yesterday nominated
the following ticket: For Governor,
James Stewart; for Lieutenant Gov
ernor, Dr. B. B Lewis.
San Francisco, March 21. —Ex-
Governor Bradley, of Nevada is dead.
Preparations are being made for
the reeejition of General Grant, al
though he is not expected for several
New York. March 21.—O’Jjearyhas
handed over the ehampipushiji belt
to Rowell. The next contest for the
Astley belt is to in London
commencing June Itim.
Merchants remember that you can
avoid hard, heavy freight, insurance,
breakage and delay by buying Glass
and Lamps, Crockery, Show Cases,
Stamped Ware,Casters, Spoons, Forks,
etc., from Mcßride & Co., Atlanta,
J. J. & S. P. RICHARDS.
, jytmlesale aufJJJiUcfil Uu-iE.’taltur.s anil
SlattonerH, hi Music mid
Musical Meircmudlse—An old and
ESTABLISHED IN 1848.
As the representative house in At
lanta for their speciallies, we take
pleasure in calling the attention of
our readers to some of their stocks.
When known that for 30 years they
have been practically engaged in this
business, no one can doubt their abil
ity to supply the demands of the
trade in the most satisfactory man
ner. For many years special atten
tion has been given to school books.
Their stock of these includes actually
all in use from the highest to the low
est grades, and not only in Atlanta
do they take the lead, but also sup
ply thousands of dealers throughout
the States of Alabama, South Caro
lina, North Carolina and Georgia.
In fact small dealers generally have
found it greatly to their advantage to
make all purchases from this pojuflar
house, and b' an interview or corres
pondence with them, it will be at
once seen inducements of the most
liberal kind are extended. While
this is the specialty, those of a literary
turn can always find in their well
assorted stock all the latest and popu
lar editions from our favorite authors;
also a general miscellaneous stock of
useful andstandard works. Again,in
stationery none surpass them in va
riety and excellence— and it is an ac
knowledged fact that in sheet music,
no house has a larger and more com
pl -to stock. They also deal exten
sively in small musical instruments,
such as guitars, violins, flutes, etc.
The above mentioned goods are the
most noticeable at their handsome
store No, 39, Whitehall street, but
aside from these thousands of small
articles ornamental and useful are
handsomely displayed, which would
be utterly impossible to enumerate in
a newspaper notice. The Messrs.
Richards began business in 1848 at
Macon, and ,shortly after established
a branch at this city, but just previ
ous to the war consolidated their busi
nessin Atlanta. To ourcitizenstheir
honorable record as merchants is fa
miliar, and to those who have not yet
met them, we can with pleasure say
call here when contemplating pur
chases, our word for it you will re
ceive the most courteous, liberal and
“ Well, hardly ever.”
Will you ever see as fine an assort
ment or large a collection of Pianos
and Organs— as it does,
the celebrated Shoninger Upright,
Decker Bros., Weber, Dunham Ac
Sons, Guild, and other pianos, besides
forty Organs of different grades—as
that which will be offered to the pub
lic by G. P. Guilford, in his new store,
25 Whitehall street ?