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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA, GA., THURSDAY. DECEMBER 11, 189O.--TEX PAGES. THE CONSTITUTION. PUBLISHED DAILY, SUNDAY AND .WEEKLY TTle Sunday (SDetrH Pages) 200 The Weekly Ml Editions Sent Postpaid. VOLUNTEER contributions for whicfc compensa tlon is desired most be marked with the price ex- pected. Seep copies of articles. We tto not undertake to return rejected MSS. THE DAILY CONSTITUTION, INCHTDISO TUB SITXDAY EDITION, Will tie delivered to any address in the city at TWENTY CENTS PER "WEEK. Subscribe at once. THE SUNDAY CONSTITUTION S2 A YEAK. SENT TO ANY ADDRESS. ATLANTA, GA.. DECEMBER 11, 1890. The Basis of Confidence. Some of tho big capitalists who have been squeezing the little fellows to death during the past few weeks agree with President Harrison that the country is enjoying exceptional prosperity. Undoubtedly the natural conditions are favorable, but how about the artificial conditions? The volume of business is swelling, but there is not enough ready cash to carry it on. Crops and other products are ready to enter into consump- tion, but where is the money? It is no use to say that there is plenty of money somewhere in tho country. It is hoarded by a few, in the hnnds of speculative monopolists, and the people zee very littie of it. Practically there ia any cash in active circulation, and even if our entire currency, per capita, changed hands briskly, atill there would not be enough to meet the de- mands of business. Under these circumstances the men who have obtained absolute control of our ilnancial system come to the front and say that we do not need more money, but more confidence. They say that with a feeling of conSdence per- vading business circles credit would be so good that dollars wouid no longer be needed between buyers and sellers. But the trouble is that the basis of confidence is lacking. Without integrity and stability there can be no confidence, The men who control the money of the country are unscrupulous schemers, and they make our financial system unstable whenever it suits their purposes. They have shaped the tariff to work to their interests. When a man buys a manu- factured article or builds a house it costs him fifteen per cent more than it did a few months ago, and he finds the money harder to get. The tariff is protecting stone and iron and wool, but it does not protect men. The majority of men are laborers, and no greater blow could be dealt them than to increase the cost of living without increasing wages. The speculators and McICinleyites are mating everything unstable and unreliable. Why develop an industry? There is no telling when the government will smash it. Why toil hard to produce cotton in the south and gmin in the west? Our masters, the plutocrats, will see to it that the crops shall be sacrificed. Squeeze! That is tho word. The great generals of finance have given this order, and it runs all along the line. Every conscientious speculator who is able to crowd somebody to the wall does it, and loots his pocket in a purely j legitimate way. The people have been squeezed so often that they have no confidence In the squeezers, and the squeezers have no confidence in each other. In this panicky state of affairs the Wall street jugglers who are responsible for it all calmly advise the peoule to do with- out cash, and exist on confidence. Hav- ing robbed the people of a goodlv portion of their hard earnings, they now appeal to their victims to hold' up their hands until the job of spoliation is completed! Confidence! It is a word to conjure with. But it must have a basis in the shape of an honest tariff, and a finan-   lack of room. Many ot these children have been sent by their parents to private schools, bat there still remains a large number who are awaiting va- cancies, principally in the primary grades. Families are coming into Atlanta from all parts of the United States. From December 1st up to date Professor Slaton has given permits to four children trom Min- neapolis, Minn.; three from Augusta, Ga.; three from Marietta; two from Brooklyn, N. Y.: one ftom New York city; one from Cal- houn Ga.; three from Florida; one from Michigan, and two from Wisconsin. The same ratio has been maintained since Septem- ber 1st. FOB THE NEW SCHOOLS. The following staff of teachers and princi- pals has been appointed for the two new public schools: State Street Agnes Morgan, principal of the school and teacher of the fifth grade; Miss Mamie Pits, fourth grade; Miss Maud McDaiiicl, third grade; Miss Mamie Burtchael, second grade A; Miss Lillle "Wurm, second grade B; Mrs. J. W. Brown, first grade A; Miss Pearl Hodges, first grade B; Miss Annie L. Cox, assistant teacher. Fraser Street A. H. Smith, principal of the school and teacher of the fifth grade; Miss Florence Culpepper, fourth grade; Miss Virginia Hardin, third grade; Miss Mat- tie Henderson, second grade A; Miss Jennie Armstrong, second grade B; Miss Mollie Stephens, first grade A; Miss Kate Culpepper, first grade B; Miss Rosa JJiebman, assistant teacher. Uniting Educational Three prominent Atlanta men are tbe prime movers in a plan to consolidate tbe Eastern- Southern Educational Association and the Alabama Educational Association. They are Major W. F. Slaton. superinten- dent of schools; Dr. H. G. Hutchison, presi- dent of the common council, and Mr. V. E. Orr. publisher of The Georgia Teacher. They are working tooth and nail for the ac- complishment of their aims, with every pros- pect of success. The headquarters ot the Eastern-Southern Association, or, properly, the eastern section of the Southern association, is now at More- head City, N. C. The territory of this organi- zation includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mis- sissippi, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina and the Virginias. The Alabama association is limited in its scope, including only that state and a portion of Mississippi, and has its headquarters at Birmingham. These associations have hitherto remained separate and distinct, for the reason that Morehead City is too far east and Birming- ham is too far west for a joint headquarters. Atlanta is the middle ground, and possesses every facility for tbo establishment  Clirlsti, -6; aboutchurtfc? We belongto different religious 74- Kio Grande denominations, you know. Shall I go with von or will you go with me? tell you how well to it. You tell your minirter that yon are going to my church, minister that lam pomp to roar pcfnt, 30; nor cloudless. 7 p. 29.9G: SPAPERf   

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