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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               VOL. xxn. ATLANTA, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 155 PAGES. FEICE CENTS. ATLANTA'S CLIO IN THE GRESS ZOO. WHERE SHE WILL EVER LIVE. The Midsummer Festival a Great SULCCbS. THOUSANDS GOME TO THE CITY And Witness the Gieatest Parade Lver Seen in the South It wis a grand has never had. such a show 1 he "t uth h is nov er Know u such a tli r and complete tiado display C r ds were nev or more oidorlj and 1 hi mi Uunimer surpassed tho fo iJtit dre uns of t'10-16 most mtt ruato 1 it uid wvs in ovorj respect the spe acular show witnessed m tht south A.11 turned out to make Jt i "lid people c11 i o fiom every j art of the l o from Uibium MibM h pt i jc and the Carol m 13 to witness it An 1 evejjone was du t- i erfect and comp ote waa tho displaj that sUps hive already been taken to make the midsu nmer festival a per iiai encj Evorv. tho displ i> will bo repeatt 1 Onh w ith e ich jt ir there w ill oc marked oments Vt uita s varied industries wore never know n to the people and the shoiv gav e the n au inkling only of whit surrounds them Everv b vv ai re TOM nte 1 in the lino and the timings vvmeh saw it i tbs adde 1 a now anJ interesting clap tcr to tht ir bouk of know m ige 1 c story of tlio day is here told 11 VKJb IT limiVNKNT, There "ft ill lie n Permanent Org infration of tlie MJdsummtr i-ostli al Mr M C Kiser, chairman of the exocu tive cimmiUeo requests IHE CONSTI.TLIK N tt c ill a mooting for 4 o'clock thi aftpri o n fro the purj ose of Tip ikmi; lorminent organization of tho midsummer f al Tue meeting will take pi ice in room 10_ of the Kimball house, an 1 will bo a most unpoitant one in every respect It is that every member of the execurn o committee be present, as snatteis of extreme importance will DO t vkcn up for consideration Tho buccess of the festival fully -warrants thii step and it is oainestly remiested that a full inciting uo he d this afternoon THE BEGINS Trains Brmj-ing in tlio People "Who W anted to See the feliow. Everybody "was happv was in a humor Ana pU-Twnt anticipations wreathed the citj in Eirules of welcome The broke gray and rather dismal this did not in the least dampen the ardor of on holidaj enjoyments bent re the first faint rtush of dan n had fade 1 from the sky the streets resounde 1 w ith the tramp of feet, and long be fore tho hour "when Vtlnnta becomes fullj aw ike the city was ahve witn the bustle and commotion oE preparation Business men were hurrying to and fro shutters were tlung open, and everj and salesman was at his post, so that }n tlie time tho first train armed tho stores on Poach tree. hitehall, Marietta, Decatur and other business streets, TV ere wide open, the sidewalks swej t, the signs all out and everj thing ready for business who had floats in the procession were busj putting the finishing touches on their dis and, altogether, tlie scene was one of the most In ely and animating description THE III.ST TKUN: came trundling into the Union passenger depot, er the Georgia road at I 30 o chxk erv coach of the long train was full of ex- cursionists, and so soon as it came to a stand a mightj rush was made for tho ei.it at the big front gate And this rush continued lentil the last tram came in at a little after 11 o'clock Following the Georgia train came the Geor gia Pacific, forty minutes late, but filled to with hapDj excursionists At 6 34 o'clock the Western and Atlantic came rolling in, loaded down with passengers w ho had come to enjoy the midsum- mer festival These were the first arrivals, aiid a continual stieam poured out of the depot, separating and scattering hero, there and everywhere Many combined business with pleasure, on account of the cheap excursion rntos, and tho business houses fiere soon thronged with customers The hotels and restaurants were crowded, and there was a hurry scurrv to furnish break fast for the hungry multitudes THE CITY IS GALA ATTIHIE Mean-while the mg flag waa flaug to the from the tall front of the Chamber of flags and bunting were observ ttblo cry where among the business houses The streets were crowded with Atlanta poo- pie, up early and eager to participate in the festivities Gangs of boys in fantastic costumes, masked and blowing tin horns for dear life, went tramping here and there raising a terrible dm Delivery wagons weie draped in buntinc and flags, and even the hackmen had their teams decked out in fancy sfrvle It was a sinking scene to "be observed on a morning in midsummer in a southern city Nothing Iilse it was seen before in the south I ater in the day tho trains brought addi- tional crowds which swelled the throng until the city was literally alive with people bent on enjoying the day About 11 o'clock tho Central railroad, the Richmond and Danville and the "Western and Atlantic came In, and all of them, brought crowds of excursionists About 11 30 o'clock the srm shone out and the city ot Atlanta never presented more picturesquely beautiful scene when the crowt began to move toward Piedmont park AT PAKK Tlie Elepliaut mul tlio Children. Tho day's {amusements at Piedmont paik were of i most outer taming sort programme of racing of various kinds, with the Zouave drill, tho fine music by tho artillery band and tho other features the forenoon awavhappilj to tho thousands who crow ited tho grand stand and lined the tor races Fiedn ont j aik was cool and delightful, tho fro3h grass tuat covers the terraces ami the invigorating sweeping through the tali tree tops of the adjacent gioves combin- ing tu aid in the fullest oujoj ment of the oc- ca-> on The grand stand was an inviting retreat, giv mg ix splendid v of tho various sports and up >n i harming prospect oi green iiehK and wot del hihb btjond i-xi j in tlto d i> the peopio begin flocking to l'ie in ont st utt ring tho gr inmlsJ visitnij, the biitldings until tho hour set for tlio coiumenconM nt i t tlie ities 1 o s stab o vv is the f n onto rendesvons for i he mi rrj in oi allj among the yoin fuln-H manj of w no m helped to compose tho 1 eisou mi t f the Tlit HILJ1. 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comj 11 li i r U tht lion i f unit, tl u l it o C htr Uno Int tot kept hi rst K bu y t) 1 u vsu 1 1 du do t ho s triu k 1 v een h n i nle 1 an i 1 n tho w 1 >le tu i k r vl Ihci thcv si i i stiml d v iiUd mil h p iko i vi L ot il o iiunK i id hei littletu nj HIKII iit f t u ta 1 Tho little fe'Iow   of tiimls to sit-ihfj t! c n anv nitlu I osc m n Is ran in a 1 ke tlirtrt on I UK sin w vi iii ULMJS e n tlnco a i 1 f in ti >i in I prr T'' wt-e u thf pianist nl ail scatte re 1 about the ten ice ovprioiking tho track when the programme was bo4 in w ere in hv e'j- spuits displaying eacer IHSS xnd interest 111 eiu h of the events lie frcshmoi s wero seivcd c: tho grounds ai d ad le 1 to tuc on H jmenf of tht dav litre riu loiuth Vrtil i rv 1 camo on t it Truun Is sometime b f re tho snort levin and rtiul ic 1 sev r il selecti 1113 which were much apprci lated All >f the res o i -the programme were arried out an 1 all sat sfactory to tlie i o in e w 1 had ion 1 to w itutss tht in 1 he races wei  left tho held it w is amid en thus xstjc app ause 11IF rn n ng race half mile heats, was the i rst )f the entertainment .L t. s were Vda dray oivned by Mr H ,h Jan owiit 1 hj Mr V m the jump Ad i Priy won the first an 1 second heats in 5f an I jSl Jim IJnor was sect nd in tho tirst heat ami Untcii second in the second heat 1 allowing this horse race came a JOO yard foot race for a handsome medal aud tlie ch up onship of tho state I he foot races w ci o all under the manage ment of Profesjor A II "Whitman of the M C A tniiabiuin In the 200 yard dash Mr Ed Wilson won ov ei Mr I.ob Lawshe 111 2 M ilson won bj A nbout three inches, tho race being "very elose anil interesting fiom tlio 2sett tncio was a two-mile bicjclo race for a Komo cup and tlie amateur champ onshtp of Geoigm Vh oison md Cordon were the stditcrs, Al- w 11111 ng Vftcr tht bitjcie rare tho second foot race, a 3 aid d ish vvas i led Hie starters were AYilliams and M irtin. bv a few inches, Wilson lunnmg him closely to the tape Mar- tin vva-s close up for third and Lavvshe was also in the bunch for fourth litoven seconds was the time, which is good A thieo eighth heat race, running, closed the horse races This was tho most exciting of the contests spinoli, belonging to Mi Hughes, Dark Town Frank, owned by Mr Scott, and "White Stocking, owned by Mr Smith, were the stai tcrs E-ipanola won tlie first beat bv a half length in 41 seconds Dark Town Frank crossed under the first by just a noso id the second in 401! seconds and again in the third lieat, got around nrbt in 4J, winning the rare The races euded with a mile bicycle contest for the stale championship Ed Di rant and Vaughn were the starters, Duraut winning THF ZOUA.NF DRILI was one of the most attractive of the day's at tractions The gay looking company received an ovation as it marched down the race track and came to a present before the grind stand Captain Holhs with I leutenant hite was in command Twonty men took part m tho drill AU sorts of ratchy and di fee alt movements iveie executed by the ith a s eadi less and precision that gained for them the hearty a tplauce of tlie grand stand spectators lo describe the ovo.utions and inanuel of this crack Zouav e eoinpanv would dilfacalt No protCiei were ev ei up bj any body of sold eis, an 1 Captain Holhs fully deserved tho heait> en thusiasni with w hich bo and his men wero re- ceived AEter the manoeuvers by the company, a splendid exhibition drill was gone through with by tho Lightning squad A.t the conclusion of the programme every- thing e w ay to the olephantjand the other animals that were waiting at the entrance to the track to give their pait of the exhibition When tlie last race had been run and the foaming horses taken from the track, without a pause in the programme Manager Havens, of the zoo, ordered the animal cages to be rolled before the grand stand The first cage brought forward was that con- taining the jaguar The "spotted terror of the prancing frantically from one side of tbe cage to the other, hissing and growling with low hut ter- rific thunder, at ouce caught thejeyes of the crowds Tho cage was gorgeously decorated with red, "white and blue bunting, aud was a show" m itself well worth beholding As soon as it became known that Manager Havens intended to perform the daring feat of entering the cage, and en- gaging jn some rough and tumble athlel c sport with tbfe fierce animal, the ex- citement iroso to a high pitch all through the grand btand A th rung of enthusiactic boys crowded around the cage to watch tho performance, their very hearts almost bursting with that spirit of alventure th it characterises every Amenc in jouth Old men looked on with a thrilling impulse while the ladies oast ive glances from over tfio which they would, now and then throw up to their faces w ith a percoutible shudder, and an audible am o! horror Fit TNtjr IHF But Manager II ens w is undaunted, and clad in trim red tights ho Icintd upon the ago and was soon standing face to face with the be ist Armed w Ith nothing but a small riding whip lie walked gentlj to the animal, and sptaking in a tone of kindness, ordered him to leap ovei the outstretched whip I or sometime tho jaguar obstinately refused, reply tig to its mastoi'g entreaties only with litioo growls and hisses Coaxed into a botti r I minor the beast finally be in to proforin and le ipo lightly over the w hip whiie the eiov ds t hccrcd After civ mg oral oth  antlwhcn a lu rsn w TS ilitven now and tin i fit woikl x f ir 1 with a ftro us bom 1 with Ins till straight in tl o an Thi anim 1 sht w was uulopl (Peasant for tho 301111., "i d f a tho Id ones as well 1 I011N4 lllir I 1 SSK N nipth 2 o U k the profession began to ft. i m it thi. gr >iuuls A detaehme it ot I i olicomeii led tho lint oaiuci 11 o Fourth artillerv I and TI m tho oh phant m 1 bv two men 1 lion c inio the c uri diaw n bj f  e ich thing of beauty i tjj o of Atlanta mterpnse and ae omplibhment, each puce and part a testimony to the indus- tiial supiemac of the capital of Georgia A thousand aad one ingeiii devices wore thoio to please and inteiebt, perhaps to amuse The sidow ilks fiom Ponco do Leon circle almost to Giant jark, al ng tho route of tho procession were ciowdcd Men, womon chil lion old and young, white and h! lek some dressed in silk and some in watched m really kindred interest and cheered and wondered and laughed to gether It was a memorable scene The children that saw it yesterday will tell their children and granlehildroii about the great midsummer festival when the ele- phant came Thej carried to bed and off into dreamland with them last night the treasured souvenirs of the tin whistle a handful 1 of pictuios, a precious quarter or half dollar G EC Irbj, who shoes horses as carefully as most men and women are shod, had his shop there on w heels to show hojv it was done The Hardware Company had a pyra mid of cutlery and hardware, all tastefully set off, and everything there from a needle to a meat ax The sash, door and wood work display of EC M Boutell was a handsome one Mr J A Anderson, the clothier, came next I aulkner, Keel am Moore, tho manufac- turing opticians followed A w iso looking foreignoi w as grinding away to tho verifica- tion of a motto overhead, We Have the Only Lens tmuder 111 the South Then C A Rauschenberg, tho butcher The exposition Mills next, with a small- sized factory in busk operation D wight s brand of soda came next, distnb uting pictures and of sod i Hero was the small boy scrambling for a, package of soda as desperately as if his hie or his vo> ation depended upon his success The Southern and iool Company fol- lowed, with three or four agriculturU pieces and everything decorated with c st ilks John J Woodsule, the renting agent, had six floats in line, making a very handsome dis pla> Ho drove m one himself and tlie little firl with him was a beaut} That was little Iiss Woodsido J J Duffy, the king of grocers hail six pieces in lino, with the most alluinig promises i naginablo painted on the banneis, and the tops and bottoms aud sides of the beautiful present to lady customer iuar lied m Taming another present to tho fiist one marucd, a complete housekeeping outfit to another and so on It seemed almost impossible to miss getting at least one of these prizes R Leo Miller Co fruits and confections came next 'Ihen Kuhn the photographer, taking the eli pli uit s picture II L Atwaterwas represented by a hand some tloat, carrying his beautiful remdeoi team riio Grassland Stock Farm wns well ropre sen of hay and bundles of green ftio 1 a tt am of match Shetland pomes, a couple of blooded horses, a little negro jockey and his horse like n photograph from the race trark Then Tho Journal, represcnte 1 in the para le a handsome cage con tarn in., the magnificent lion jubt presented to tl c 700 by The Journal ISextcamo Keeper Havens in tho cage with tho jagtiar The camel Ihe dromedary llie band The o Iambus Bngcy Company, with a ind handsome figure of a horse harnessed to a buggy nan of tlio executive comimtte) C iptain win 1' Hovvoll, Mi Juel Chandler Harris, nil 1 M les J nrjnn i hi> c was dm en by Mr Sam "tt Iktd. thu .ft-mil of tho liul i nil nnd unship lino I ach h was din] 1 in hcautifiil w Into t. itin 1 miitrb, be vi- 11 tl c name of this popular ronto (amo the carrnjo of ew Home an elegant piece of architectural work an 1 a beautiful im- yrovel !Novv Home sewm0 machine m opera- tion Tho Old Home scene was drawn one the 1Sew Home bv four The Atlanta Paper Companj tin mar him r> dealers TheMoxie display a PM mud of nioxie Ontles of vanoub colors artisticiliv irranged and two banjo picker-, 1 n That was the float in the pioeeasiun and oue of the best THLt ELEPHANT AT HOWt The Procession Enters Grant Tirk tnd the Klephant JB FormaU> Surrendered It was a few minutes to 4 o cloth, when tha head of the process on entcie I the bj the way of avenue It looked as if all the people in and around Atlanta had appeared on the tlm line of the proeession jnsi lo the C3t> proper But there wero aecuim lated thoisindd ol people congrcgited in Grit t T ark w had been patiently w f i ihe appein re of the parent Men wonu i an 1 cm dreu occu] o I orj av aij o a id the EI i sy bulks wt 10 lined with people wLo wanted to see tho process n Queen Cho w as tut I after th  not s ai d within a 100 feet of Qi ten Clio, and ihe gi ew a littlo resav e Afler a couple of turns around the pav illion, she titeii int a cool, bliady and allowed Lo ro t vlnlethe crowd of ailiiiirers rcmaine I at a respectful distance, so not lo annoj hei The other porti in tne procession prt reeded along the prescribed 1 no of march uiiiil tho zoo wasreachei and tlie n in an 1 the 1 arr vod at tho free of accidmt, isupermtondent Jiavens i ec ipying" a sci' with the untamab'e during tho whole pro- cession which be ne er vacated until tl o r T rival at the 700 TJie was ma fo expiessiy for Superintendent H ens b> the At aiua and Iron "U orks Ci inpauv Qaeen Clio s quarters are w ell lighted and a rj A space in tlie b has been allotted her near tlie main entrircu It has bopu neatly rloored and windows on e tlier side admit lirrht and air The Hoor is made of stout planks, ai 1 a huge poit has been driven into tin grou id, to vi Inch she be fastened exct ri occa- sions when she is ailo el to bo at liberty as Jii case of public parades and piocessious i'KJt-SJilSTING THK ELF PHANT Miss Clio Formally I'reseiittd to the Cit> antl formally Accepted "When at last tlio iluats had all gone by tha pavilion and the band had ceased tj piaj. General Chairman H J Fear tailed tl e uoutl at the pavillion to order and be.pin theprcben- tatiori ceremonies as follow s Ladies and Gentlemen Atlanta er> in tha umvers il brotheibnod f in in t'i n her L. iti a are ailmittcd people of all nati naiitns a) 1 ill conditions in life litre m the jiieen itv ot the s nith there is onlj the p >rt i i n j success towit Indu irj md fair dealing Atlanti people Indue, all men and all tin: pa by their merit whieli alter all ia llie   trut title to any privileprewt-hivt Atlunti is litcraij and Bcholarlv Behold htr in m> K st ambitious can bo gratified, by drinking dttfp Ir mi the rich foun- tains of learning Mie not oniv an" )rris the jpjior- tunity of acquinng knowledge from libraries and institutions tliat are classical but she has at her command tbe best weekly and tlailj prcsb that 19 to be found anywhere "Vou ina> po north east, webt and bouth, and up f ict acr  and these papers will ear best public behool and tlie paved streets in tho world, and they are given They rub the old, lamp again iv hen out jumps Genii and faaj B, 1 What -n lit thou have ine to do They ask for the greatest cotton exposition the world ever saw, Ihej rub and ask fora Piedmont exposition showing the finest nericult- ural and mineral difaplaj s m the world, and it is They rub afram and ask for peace and brotherly love between the north and the south, and we now see the bright mormns star of love pushing its golden rayeabove the horizon Last but not least of all thev rub> again and ask for the greatest midsummer festival in the world, showing the industries and business of Atlanta, and let us make glad the hearts of tho children by having an elephant sent to tuem so thit the> can ride on his back and feed him with ginger cakes, and no sooner has tbe request been piven than we behold todaj the grandest pageant all the Lad'es and gentlemen Atlanta tpday presents a panorama spread out in gorgeous splendor her streets radiating from center to ou At linta's onl> mimitable Colonel George W Adoir, who will now talk to you on the subject of ele- pbantology Mr Fear was heartily applauded and hi speech was well receded He was followed by Colonel G- "W Adair, who bejran by telling of his tribulation m pre- pinng a speech 011 the elephant Finally ne began to think what a good thing an elephant was, how big and hoW sagacious. Then he thought of all the elephants THB liSd presented Atlanta witb 'And when I say he said, "T mean something big, something good said he, "I began to count up those elephants, and I was astonished at their number." A HERD OF ELEPHANTS He then eunmerated in detail the seven- teen, elepliaata Xor wiacli be iicld Tm; LWSPAPLRl   

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