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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia r THE ATLANTA fTTT-qnTT 11 _L tJ TOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA., MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1890. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BITS OF GOSSIP FROM WASHINGTON THE ILL1MCE RND ITS GftNDMTES A Preference Shown for Mercer Graduates, 5 LITTLE ROW AT THE WHITE HOUSE Crowing; Out of a Play Reflecting on Wanamaker. mingham, New Orleans and. other southern cities and Washington, has never been so large in the history road- as this summer. This is partially due to the prosperity ol the south aud partially to the enterprise ol the officers of the road in advertising the southern country, while in a very large measure it 13 due to the last schedules and splendidly equipped throughQtraius. The travel tft summer resorts. General Pas- senger Agent Taylor says, never been so largo as this summer. The Virginia resorts are all crowded with Georgians and bamians. The policy of the road has been public- spirited, and all travelers over it speak in the highest terms of its management by General Manager who, contrary to reports, has no idea of resigning, -and General Pas- senger Agent Taylor. These men cannot be improved upon in their respective depart- ments, v t By the royal manner in which Colonel Tay- lor entertained the Washington correspondents on their trip to Augusta last spring, he has made n lasting friend of each and every one ot them. WASHivaTOS, August What this mean? i3itthatthegra.duatesotMercera3 get- ting all tho ollicea anil tho unn eraity boys are getting lott? The all-ance seems to have a fondness lor the Mercer sra luatcs, for they have elected Colonel a Mercer man, governor, and Messrs. "Watson, Everett and Moaes, Mer- ger mon, to congress that is, these men are elected. Again both Lawson and Collcy are Mercer jnent and by the way, every one of the above mentioned are Baptists. TomWinu, who is to be elected in tho ninth is a graduate of Emory and Henry col- lege Va. Ho is a Of the nine members of the next Georgia delegation, whoso elections are practically assured, tour are Jlcrcor men Moses, Everett, Lestor and Watson. One is a university Blouut. Crisp and Livingston never went to college at all. Turner graduated at Chapel Hill, S. C., and Winn at Emory and til o of tho three candidates in the eighth ore Mercer men, it might be safe to say that another Mercer man will come from that district. the present Georgia delegation, four are university Barnes, Grimes, Carlton and Blount. The two former were, however, turned dow n by Mercer men, and tho chances are that a Mercer man will succeed Mr Carlton, who has declined reuornin-ition. Mr Candler and Colonel Lester are the onlj Mercer men in the present congress. Mr. Candler was the first graduate of that school overfilled a seat in congress, but they ire coming in droves. Ol the next Georgia delegation five are Bap- tists, tn o are Methodists, one a Presbyterian and one an Episcopal'an. Tho uniA crbity boys -will e to hump themselves two years from now. It will do for them to bring up the rear in the ranks of Georgia statesmen. Do you know the altitude of Atlanta is the fourth highest of any capital city in the United States? It is. The highest is Denver, Col., feet; Carson City, Nov., comes next a height of then comes Lin- coln, Neb., and then. Atlanta with s. height of feet. The regular annual show of morals is now go- ing on in the senate. Every yearsome senator TV ants to have the sale of liquorsstopped in the senate restaurant. There is a law against it. but it lias never been enforced and never will "be Neither do the senators want it enforced, but such men as Blair always want to make a sho-rt at; having it done. From the fight that is being mado on the senate bar it would appear that the senators are a set drunkards. Far from it. Indeed there arc fexver drinking men in the senate than perhaps any other legislative body ol its size 111 the wcrld. That is, there are few men in the serate who ever drink too much. Nearly ery one of them takes ail occasional dnnlc, and whether the bar 18 discontinued or not thoy n ill have their drinks w hen they them in the committee rooms. How- ever, it matters not how stringent the law the sale oi liquors will not be stopped in the senate restaurant. Tom
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