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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia 14 THE CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 7, 189ft TWENTY-FOUR PAGES THE CITY POOK. OF SLIS Of TS3 OJFJPXCJT. What the City la Doing for the fuges Resorted to by Police as Good. Samaritans. "The poor you hare with you always." That is one of the most significant utter- auces cue who waa the friend of the friend- less. The poor we have with us always, it ia true, bat some communities feel the burden of pov- erty more than others. Atlanta, fur instance, that can boast of so many other things superior to her neighbors, must take a back seat when it comes to the pauper list. There is-so much to-do here that the tempta- tion to earn an honest and independent liveli- hood rather than accept alms, is very great, and the extreme healthfulness of the city causes the people to feel good, and few people are so thriftless as not to become victims to the contagious activity of an energetic popula- tion, stimulated by plenty of air and sunshine. But what there are who are paratively looked after very gener- ously by public and private means. The city appropriates to the three private charities per month, to the "Woman's Christian Home, S75 to the Some of the Friendless, and to the King's Daughters' hospital. Tho tirst two are under the management ot noble-hearted women, whose object it is to give shelter to homeless children and friend- less women, and they do a vast amount of good in tliis respect. The last is under the management of the band of goods Samaritans, the King's Daughters, whose efforts are directed towar healing the sick and friendless, an affording them shelter and attention, an many there are who remember with gratituc tho good deeds done there. Besides allwho require medical atten tion and come under the city's cognizanct shelter and attention are given at Provident Infirmary, and the city pays per day fo each patient. Last and greatest of all, is the Grady hos pital, soon to be built for which liberal appro prialions will bo made, and where those wh are homeless and in distress wil be given such comfort and attention as wa contemplated by ths generous soul whoa uaine It bears. Tlie Pauper 1.1st. The city employs a warden to look after the city poor, and the office is at present held b J. K. Hunter, whose name "as Jumbo Hun is synonymous with the institutions p culiar to Atlanta. Warden Hunter has been a faithful servant and devotes his entire time and attention to the duties of his station. There are very few people who steadily re- quire aid from the public, and the number varies from month to mouth. In the winter season the list is, of course, larger than in the other months, and in extreme weather it is one of tho ways of Atlanta people to open their hearts and their pockets and look after the wants of those in needy circum- stances. Warden Hunter's methods are somewhat original and peculiar. He abides by the motto, "Be just as well as and al- though he is as prompt as a man could be in dispensing charity where it is deserving, he makes it a rule to thoroughly investigate every case before acting in the matter. This is one reason why the saying got out that "Jumbo carries a soup can in one hand and a subpena in the other." He will carry a bucket of eoup, or a basket of cold victuals left over from a banquet, to the farthest corner of the city for the benefit of a suffering family; but woe to the drayman p, license that he may meet on the way, or the wagoner driving on the sidewalk whom he may spy as he turns a corner. In this way he equalizes matters and strikes a balance. Some In Point. "It is sometimes very hard to discriminate between the deserving and the remarked Warden Hunter the other day, -'and the only way it cau bo done is to combine a lit- tle shrewd police duty and detective work with the office of wnrden. 'People invent all sorts of excuses and schemes to beat the public, drift in here from Birmingham, Chattanooga and other smaller towns, and even from tho country, and expect to be fed and cJothed at the public expense. To a such non-residents I always extend the cou tesies of the city in the way of transportatio back home, when possible and as soon as po sible. "Atlanta has enough to do to take care of he own. There is an old man claiming to be confederate veteran, who is going around th streets begging. He left hia home in Dalto because they wanted to send him to the poor hoiuits. When it was proposed to furnish him a similar asylum here, he rejected it indig iTtmtly, aud yet he is not ashamed to go fror door to door begging. He won't go bac; home, either." He Had Palsy. "A few days ago an old man came to m anu asked for assistance from the city He was all of a-tromble. as though Buffering" -wit] a case of palsy. I spoke kindly to him, an sizinjr him up, as I thought, told him I won! investigate the case, took the number of hi house, and he left. "Soon afterwards I followed at a safe dis tance, and by a near cut I came up behin him in the street. He was walking leisurely along, as steady as you please, with no tract of bis recent nervousness. I, seem to bo better than you were this morning.' "He looked up at mo with a start, and at lirst did not recognize me. 'You camo to seo ine in my "When remonstrated with they would say: 'What business is it to any one what we tray? The money's I put a stop to that, instructing the grocers to sell them nothing but good, substantial food. Then they come and grumble because the allowance was so small. 'What difference does it make to theyfrequently said, 'whether you give us ?1 or 35? It does not come out of your just as though the office had unlimited resources, and that I was niggardly in not giving them a larger allowance. "But in spite of all that there are often cases of deserving people who get down. To such I am always glad to extend every assistance in my power. "The people of Atlanta are a charitable peo- ple, and now that tho cold winter is coming on there will be many calls on their charity, "Everything in the way of old cast oft shoes and the like, that is sent to my office, uuvuu uui? iiAtO, bilUIf JB _ I distribute among the deserving poor, as I do ything else that is of any service to them. "God knows their lot is hard enough at best, and my heart goes out to them in their sorrow and suffering." THE CON FE OK KATE HO9EB. An Important Meeting of that Body Yes- terday. The trustees of the Confederate Home had an important meeting at the capltol yesterday, Chairman Calhoun presiding. The meeting was called to consider the amendment, proposed by the finance commit- tee of the house, to the Confederate Home bill. The original bill provided that the state should maintain the home for indigent confederate soldiers for a term of twenty-five rears, and at the expiration of that time the title should vest in the state with the provis< that the property was to be used "for charitabl jurposes." The committee wanted thia proviso stricke out; the state's title to be absolute and uncon difcional. This was agreed toby the trustees yesterday and Chairman Calhoun was authorized notify the committee of their action. THE WIUOW'S KHQUEST To Have Remains of Her Husband Re- moved to Arlington Cemetery. WASHINGTON, December the house an effort made in the morning hour t unt3tfttS the late IlUey Garrett> of Hal1 Tho matter, after repeated trials, was referred to Mr. Will Haight as special master. He went over the case ex- haustively and presented his report, and the present hearing in court is to argue the caae iud make a final disposition, ol it. WM.L ENGAGE IN TCKAL ESTATE. Mr. Jcro R. Traylor, a Well Known ITonng Georgian, to Establish Himself Hero. Mr. Jere R. Traylor, for many years a mem- er of the firm and on the road for George M. Co., wholesale tobacconists, of New 'ork city, has recently withdrawn from that ompany and established himself in the real state business with S. W. Goode Co., No. 1 Marietta street. Mr. Traylor is a native of Georgia, and has n0ndS tMS CUy and a" 'kongh r-Traylpr's friends will he interested to earn that his headquarters will hereafter be tJNo. 1 Marietta street, and he extends a earty welcome to all to call on him. THE DREAM. Atlanta rejoices in the abundant evidences that are being daily recorded of her substantial progress and development as a great and im- portant manufacturing city, and observes with pride the immense proportions to which the business operations of the Bell Lumber Com- pany has, under judicious management, from an insignificant beginning, expanded within the course of a few years. This company represents in the highest sense not only cue of tho most successful, bat one of the best equipped and most thoroughly complete blind, door and builders' material factory in the south, everything that, in wood, is used in the construction of either the poor man's cottage or the rich man's palace is on hand, and can be promptly supplied from this manu- factory. Their lumber yard, located at the cor- ner of Elliot and Rhodes, Tillie and Lumber streets, embraces over three acres, and is ad- mirably situated, both in respect to transporta- tion facilities and otherwise. Here, also, is their extensive factory with its splendid ap- pointments, and which, for convenience and general arrangement of plant, cannot be ex- celled. It is already supplied with forty-five machines of tlie latest improved make, and more that have been ordered and are on the way, will bo added as soon as they arrive. XtiS supplied with an immense new engine and boiler, mammoth double-cylinder em-facers and matchers, monster band resawa, lightning self-feed saws, automatic cut-off saws, feet of floor space, hydraulic elevators, double dry kilns, Buffalo exhaust fan connected with all machines, tank and their own fire department, ana numerous other valuable adjuncts that time and space forbid us to mention. This company employs from 75 to 100 work- men, and the wages paid these employes are a matter of general interest, aa it adds consider- ably to the aggregate of Atlanta's circulating currency. When Alabama street is extended west this mammoth lumber yard and factory will be al- most in the heart of the city. With their manufacturing facilities and con- veniences for keeping an immense stock and drying lumber this company will be able to supply an urgent and demand in the matter of being prepared, to furnish all classes of lumber, thoroughly seasoned, and the finest grades of material, suited to the most fastidious and exacting taste. This sterling manufacturing corporation, the offspring of the untiring energy, push and in- telligence of Mr. Bell, its presiding genius, traces its progress, step by step, from the most modest and unpretentious beginning to its enviable status. A few years ago a car of rough lumber constituted hie stock in trade, the plucky and undaunted proprietor helping to unload it ivith his own hauda. Finally his prowess in overcoming and and surmounting obstacles that would have retarded the progress of a less persistent and defiant spirit, secured for him, among those familiar with his career, the appellation of "the and in visiting the few days since, from the admirable arrange- ment of the smallest detail of this Imposing building and about the yards, it was mani- Jest to us that the title had been fairly and honorably won. Knowledge is power, and truly ;his worthy gentleman, utilizing the wisd< CHRISTMAS GREETINGS To all our customers who have visited our warerooms during tha months, and who have been able to find with us such wares as tni need of and at satisfactory prices, and to the public. And now atft. stoc the year, we have, with untiring assiduity, sought and bought maW8 cloe exceedingly desirable articles for the holiday trade, which we pnces. u Dot FURNITURE AND CARPET niture Dresser Suits, Plush Suits, Walnut Suits, Wilton Suits, Beautiful new stock Plushes, Tapestries, Fringes, Curtain Loons i 3 and Decorative Upholstery. "wps tor] Parlor Suits, Cheval Suit. Oak Suits Ta Brocateen Suits, Mah( Cherry Suits, Leafel Cremona Suits, Gold Suits m TO Hal1 Racks, Tables, Stands, Pedestals in all the new shapes. Dinim, p. Tables and beautiful Leather Chairs. The largest assortment TKp prices. Sideboards that are simply unmatchable. Desks. Chairs Rotary Chairs, Gentlemen s Desks, Rocking Chairs Office Desks, Straight Desks WUte Maple c'h Standing Desks, Tapestry Sitting Desks, Plush Chairs S? 11 Pesks' English Oak Chairs Wall Desks, Gold Corner Chaire _ j m.. Children's Chairs. Hard-wood Mantels, Tiles, Grates in elegant designs and in woods, metals and effects. You certainly will be pleased with our offering Rugs. New Rugs, Smyrna Rugs, Scotch Ax. Ku Wilton Rugs, Plush Rugs, Asia Minor Rugs Persian Rugs, Animal Skm Bom Nottingham, Irish Point and Carpets. New Carpets, Axminster Carpets, Brussels Carpets, Ingrain Carpets, Durable Carpets, Pine Carpets Cheap Carpets New China Mattings. Portieres in Chenille and Velours. oJieo this morning? Mr. nnd a sickl smile came over hia face as he remarked- I trying Good morning-' and that's the last I've heard of that applicant.' Workine tlie IJcenEe Racket. "It is a surprising continued War- don Hunter, "how many try to beat the public in the matter of securing business licenses Only the other day 1 had to refuse to ricommend a woman a lree license because I found that she was getting it in tho interest of a man in whose family she lived. I had formerly secured him a free grocer's license en he was flat of his hack, and when he eot well ho got a license himself. ?e 8ti" so I believe, to evade the SlOfep and tried to work the scheme through the woman boarding with him Bme A peculiar case camo before me a few davs woman came to me for a license to do seen a man 9 lived, I asked who ana examined the records, and there I was ratable to find anv Last night, 311 pome brief interval from pain, An old familiar dream came back once more: I stood amid tho glories that outpour mm heaven's open portal, and would fain ave caught the splendors that around mo shone From golden streets and from that great white throne, WJien at the nearly gate appeared a form White-shining, luminous. But, as a friend, ITe bade me thou art outworn With he said, "and here thy toil shall end." And then I woke, and waited for the morn, Kight glad to aee my crutches by the wall And glad to greet your coming with the dawn And think to he with yon was more than all! i., LEIGHTON. Atlanta, Ga. I-et Justice Prevail. I, .T. M. Cnrran, in consequence of tho many articles appearing tu tlie daily paper in relation to the Cnrrim and IVilkie aitair, feel compelled to say something in defense of right, truth and justice to refute all former statements and ac- cusations relating thereto. I hunted this man Wluue up to learn his true condition and saw no personal injuries on him and to satisfy nYvself aid of competent ilical skill to determine the true cause of Mr of wbieh The nloresaiu J.' D. Wilkie shows no silma of received in anvpersonal encounter at the hands ot any person, but is suffering ii complication ot diseases, namely the cause of which is specific disastrous in its results when neElec'ed as it evidently has heon in this case and his ffouWe Is not superinduced by any recent The (llagrnosis of tins case was made bv me ami iaY This cth of December, 1890. _______ Q. W. BISHOP, M. D. T itJl try Carter's -Little JServe Pilla. Dyspepsia makes you nervous, and nervousness makes you dyspep- tic; either one renders you miserable, and these little pills cure both. Attention, B. P. o. Klks. All members of Atlanta, lodge No M lhat comes of practical and intelligent experi- race, displays the power of a knowledge that las not only enabled him to overcome success- .ully many an obstacle that would have seemed insurmountable to others, but that il- uminated his judgment with admirable fore- ight in the selection of his co-laborers, for in choosing a partner his shrewd, practical com- nou sense pointed out to him one who had been for years the trusted and efficient treas- urer, paymaster and auditor o( the immense Central railroad system, Mr. E. 35. Mims, the ecretary and treasurer, he ealized could readily adapt himself to II the ramifications and (details ot Ms im- nense business, and 'in time become a rustler" himself. Thia courteous gentleman, bly assisting in the general control of the usmess, gives assurance of a sound financial olicy. Mr. B. G. Williams, the able_superin- endent, late from the large manufacturing enters of Chicago and Minneapolis, utilizing le experience of fourteen years in the busi. ess, has contributed largely to the systematic rrangement of the admirable details of the actory. He is a gentleman of elegant taste and of good judgment, just such an one as is required to take charge of aud get up in superb shape any and everything petaining to a first- class building. In fact, it seems to be the fixed policy of the concern to employ only com- petent men. The question with them is not at what price they can secure workmen, bnt in respect to competency. This sound and busi- ness-like policy gives assurance thatall business entrusted to this firm will be satisfactorily transacted. The products of this factory are nnqestioiiably wrought from the very best material, and consist of sash, doors, blinds, mantels, store and office furnitures, church work, stair work, frames, mouldings, interior finish, porch work, turned work, brackets, etc. superior flooring, coiling, siding, framing, shingles, lathes and everything used in the construction of a modern house. The Bell Lumber Company employs an efficient corps of carpenters, cabinet makers, stair bnilders and carvers, and are prepared to furnish anything in this line of the best ma- terial and workmanship. They have in stock Jeet of dry side- boards, selected from one of the best mills in the state, and over feet of all tirades of lumber. Their ofiice, salesroom and telephone are at their old stand, 25 and 27 Ivy street, where they will keep samples of work, and where ladies, and others may reach them readily. Orders left them will receive prompt atten- tion Their showroom ia splendidly arranged and from the varied stock always on hand there, the wishes of all can be gratified. They assert that better material and more of it can be turned out from their factory than from any other in the city. They certainly seem to have an abundance of everythinc in their line and of the best material. I Buffered from nervous achos and pains, and was sleepless at nigh t. My disease was under- mining my constitution. Dr. Bull's Sarsaparilla restored me to health and I now enjoy sound aches and pains LACE CURTAINS. Fancy Pottery, Metal Table, and Ornaments, Piano Lamps and many very choice and beautiful articles to be sold at once without reserve. Outof this assortment you can make a selection, either simDle or 1 urious. We guarantee prices on aU goods we carry, both foreign and domes and if you wish to make your selection now, you can have goods set aside you and delivered when you desire. We keep the finest goods at the most reasonable prices Faithfully Is ANDREW J. MILLER SO] Our Perfected Crystal Senses Are ground m our own factory here in Atlanta and we guarantee to fit your eyes. We arethe only opticians in the south who can CAPTAUf G. W. JACSSOX Tba following message was received at the If you feel weak and all worn out take BROWN'S IRON BITTERS See our high back, arm, fancy Bocker for ladies and gentlemen. A bargain Rhodes erty Furniture Co. CHAIRS. See our high back, arm, fancy Bocker for ladies and gentlemen. A ba for erty Co. SEVEN LARGE BARGAIN TABLE! Groaning under the weight of the excessively low prices whio have been placed on them for tomorrow and the following days dm ing the week. Our bargain table contains Men's Suits worth Good made by Strauss, N. J. Schloss, Seasongood, Henderson Co., others. Our bargain table contains Men's Suits worth in cutaways, etc., in Thibets, Kerseys, Cassimeres, etc. Our bargain table contains Men's fine Suits worth No such value ever oftered inlthe world. Our bargain table contains Men's fine Suits, made of su materials as Clay Diagonals, imported Cheviots, Diagonals, Corf screws, etc., all marked down from Our bargain table contains Men's fine Suits worth made by such makers as L. Adler Co., Stern, Mayer Co., Co. and others. Our bargain table contains Men's fine Suits worth made by Stein, Bloch Co., and the best makers in the Un States. Our bargain table contains Men's fine Suits worth and These suits are equal in style, quality and fit to any chant tailor garments made. pairs Men's Pants at pair, worth 250 Boys' Overcoats at each, worth Don't be misled, but come to headquarters for your Clothing1 save vourselves lots of money. JOHN RYAN'S SON! VSPAPERr
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