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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia 16 THE CONSTITUTION PUBUSHED DAILY, SCKDAT AND -WEEKLY TOE CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 7, 189O. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES ----------__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. TJlf. Daily (Including QQ 5f7tc Sunday (20 or 21 Paffea) 2 00 27ic Weekly igo All Editions Sent Postpaid. VOLCSTEEB contributions for wMch comnensi Uon is desired must bo marked with tie nrlceex- pected. Keep copies of articlu. ireaonotimdertalaito return racrtttl Ifss. THE DAILY CONSTITUTION, IKCLOIUNG THE SCNDAT EDITION. to any address In the city at TWENTY CENTS PER "WEEK. Subs en be at once. THE SUMY CONSTITUTION S2 A _SENT TO ANY ADDRESS. _ATLANTA. GA., DECEMBER T. 1390.' The Present The most notable legislature that ever as- sembled in Georgia is iu busy and brilliant session noiv. In the history of legislatures it stands unique and in the front body of brainy, business-like, devoted men, thoroughly in touch with the needs and in- terests of the people, and enlisted heart and soul in the service of the state. The present legislature has only been in session a short not reached the forty-day limit prescribed and predicted for it by the confident, enthusiastic press. And yet, in that short period of time, it has accomplished more work than any preceding legislature, and has made a highly satisfac- tory all-around record. More bills have been introduced and acted upon up to date than ever before in our legislative history, in the same space of time, and it may be remarked that the interests advocated in these hills are beneficial and important ones, with scarcely an exception; interests which, mark an era in the industrial development of the state and that speak eloquently of our growth and progress. There are more applications for charters for banks, for railroads and enterprises of all kinds, that tell a wonderful story of growth and state prosperity. The bills come thronging in, and if the session is not short as some think it should be, it will be because the interests of the people demanc that the public business be transacted, and not because the work is delayed. There is no delay in the work of this as- sembly. It has distanced the best records on early rising and close application to busi- ness. Promptly at 9 o'clock each day the session is an hour earlier than the time of meeting of all former leg- from that time until 1 o'clock the legislature is in session, doing hard and faithful work. Then adjournment is had, and during the remainder of the day the work is essential__are in active session. ties. Upon this knowledge they based I the duties of BO important an office? timates of the extant and condition of the 1 make a change? timber, and these estimates may be safely The whole truth fa just this: When the taken as an approximation of tho facts, i people endorse a party, that party has just Tho array of facts Is complete and much right to fill the smallest office with nensive, and the results shown amount to a one of its own members as it has to fill the revelation. No such complete statistics of our timber resources have ever been pub- lished before. The census report of 1880 was sadly inadequate, and contained little of the information which appears here for the first time. The flood of light thrown on the subject is such as to warrant the belief that the matter will receive tho attention it deserves. Cer- tainly sorao protection should be thrown round resources of such immense value. Practical wisdom will suggest the laws and regulations proper to pro rent the wholesale destruction now going on. Concerning Governor Northern Already Governor Northen's administra- tion is winning golden opinions from all quarters. The governor is clear-headed, conscien- tious and conservative. He is business- like in his methods, and is an indefat- igable worker. His first official utterances outlined a safe and sound policy with which his acts, thus far, have been in perfect accord. In his appointments and recommendations, and, in fact, in all of the matters passed upon in the executive department, his course has been eminently judicious, and controlled by the- highest considerations for the public welfare. The administration so auspiciously and wisely begun promises much for our com- monwealth. That Governor Northen will be heartily upheld and aided by the peo- ple in hla efforts to give us a wise, just and economical rule, goes without saying. The people are proud of their chief mag- istrate, and they are satisfied that they could not have made a better choice. executive chair with its successful candi- date. Tho phrase "To the victor belong the spoils" lias been stuffed and distorted until all the mugwumps and frauds are ready to fall in a fit when they hear it. To the snc- belongs the responsibility of conducting the government, and the govern- ment can not'be conducted satisfactorily by any party with its active enemies in office. If there is anything in democrat princi- ples, as ]Mr. Cleveland seems to think, then men who believe in these principles and will carry them out ought to be placed in office when the party has charge of the govern- ment. All other civil service reform is a sham. Parnell. It is a busy assembly from morning to night, doing six days' work and resting only on the no Saturday adjourn- ments, as has invariably been the case with former business from one week's end to the other, knowing no in- terests which are not consonant with the interests of the people. The cry of "A farmer legislature" was raised with the suggestive inference that the welfare of the state might not be as well looked after as in the past. But it is not that, in the sense one might infer, although farmers compose more than three-fourths of it. It is a people's legislature. There is no prejudice, no bickerings among its mem- bers. They are honest, liberal-minded men, who are actuated by duty only and are in- fluenced in their work by nothing else. Let the people sustain them in this work. The cry of "long sessions" should not ob- tain with press and public. The legislature is doing its best. If the business that comes before it demands a continuance of the ses- sion over the constitutional limit, well and good. Nobody expects this legislature to do in forty days what no legislature since the war has done in less than 110 days. The bills that are coming in notf demand time and labor. In the matter of bank, insurance city and railroad charters alone, much val- uable time is required; the lengthy applica- tions for these consume time, and will con- tinue to do so until some law is made by legislation of this character can be enacted in more concise form and proportion- ally more expeditiously. Happily this leg- islature has undertaken the work of prepar- ing a series of general bills with this in view. But the number of these charter billsj which is far in excess of those of a similar nature introduced for the same time in former legislatures, is a proof of progress on Which the people of Georgia may congratu- late themselves. The industrial growth of tfee state increases the business of the legis- lature and is a matter for state congratula- tion. Let the people bid the legislature Godspeed In its work, and hold up the hands of their representatives. Their work will tell for the present and in the future; for it is work He Deserves a Monument. In another column an esteemed correspond- ent makes a beautiful and touching appea in behalf of the proposed monument at Dahlonega to Hon. David W. Lewis. President Lewis not only built up the North Georgia Agricultural college, but he also, during his long and honored career, stamped the impress of his genius upon our legislation and industrial development. His name is a household word throughout the commonwealth he loved so well, and the young men whose interests he had so much at heart, and the members of the State Ag- ricultural Society which owes so much to him, should hold it a privilege and a pleas- ure to aid in the erection of this monument. It is hoped that the proposed memorial will be ready to be unveiled at the June commencement of the North Georgia Agri- cultural college. A little active frork on the part of its friends will make it an ac- complished fact. which is and will continue to be for the wel- fare and to the glory of the state. Our Tine Forests. We print this morning an article showing 1 he-extent and condition of the pine forests 01 Georgia. It will surprise most people to know that the value of this timber The Intercontinental Railway. The meeting at Washington of the inter- continental railway commission, composed of delegates from the three Americas is a notable event. The commission is now organized, and when it convenes again on Thursday will proceed to business. It is no longer a vis- ionary project to propose a continuous rail- way system from the snow line down through the tropics and into the interior of South America. The enterprise is entirely feasible, and what makes it interesting to Georgia readers is the fact that Atlanta will be one of the intermediate stations on this great line. The effect such an intimate connection with the countries south of us will have upon the commercial and political relations of the western republics will necessarily be beneficial to all. In the course of time it will open new markets for our products, and stimulate our industries more than anything else could. Tliis commission is only a be- ginning, but the work it inaugurates will be pushed forward to its completion. Principles and Parties. Mr. Cleveland has written a letter to the Young Men's Democratic Club, of Canton, Ohio, regretting that he could not attend the banquet given by the club in commemora- tion of the tariff reform message sent to con- gress by him when he was president. In the course of his letter, Mr. Cleveland calls at- tention to the fact that the recent success of the democratic party was "made possible by the co-operation of many who are not to be considered irrevocably, and, under all cir- cumstances, members of our party. We have still to convince Mr. Cleveland con- tinues, "that democracy means something more than mere management for party suc- cess and a partisan distribution of benefits after success. This can only be done by in- sisting that in the conduct of our party principles touching the public welfare shall be placed above spoils, and this is the senti- ment of the masses of the democratic party today. They are disinterested and patriotic, and they should not be misrepresented by In view of the charges which been made against which have met with no have wondered at the loyalty which has sustained and thrown a bulwark of defense around the person of Charles Stewart Parnell. They have been puzzled to comprehend this loyalty of the Irish people to one who is in the light of a fallen leader. Especially when high authority has said that the continuance of the man in his present position must se- riously affect the cause for which Ireland is cause dear to the hearts of all Irishmen. But it would be a pity and a reproach to Ireland if at this time the man who has been a leading spirit in her cause should be deserted and delivered over to the merciless enemies of Ireland without a friend to stand beside him in the hour of his and his coun- try's These enemies, secret and open, have persistently sought to injure the Irish leaders and the cause they represent. A blon -.imed at the man is felt by the people, and am hue and cry which have been raised in England against Parnell was primarily designed to obstruct the reform movement for which he is battling. It is England against Ireland, and Parnell is being perse- cuted more for his faith's faith which has inspired him in his work for Ire- for the sins of which he stands convicted. Is it any wonder, then, that the Irish peo- ple, whom he has served so well and faith- fully, should rally around him and seek to ward off the blows of the enemy? Aware that Parnell is being persecuted for the sake of his cause; that they are striking at Ire- land over his head; is it any wonder that the man finds friends and supporters still? We are not condoning Mr. ParnelFs faults. He understands and appreciates the situation, and under the circumstances we believe that he will do what he thinks best for his country. But he has been hounded down and subjected to a system of persecu- tion which should not be countenanced. The London Times, his secret and open enemy, is making a determined effort to an- nihilate him, politically and otherwise. Newspapers opposed to home rule are seek- ng to obstruct it in their fight on Parnell, was ever pursued with viler abuse, or was made the victim of more scurrilous slanders. Prominent we should say, politicians who are trying to be stood on the streets of Atlanta and abused him day after day. General Gordon's bus- iness mistakes and misfortunes, and the necessities that compelled him to resign from the senate, were dragged back and forth be- fore the public and the most revolting con- structions put on them. And now, after all this and before the public has got the bad taste of their scurril- ity out of its month, these same editors and politicians are abusing THE CONSTITUTION because it refused to support General Gordon for the senate. And yet it did not soil its pages with the scurrilous arguments which some of the prominent supporters of General Gordon had employed against him a few years ago. We allude to these things in order to re- mark that THE CONSTITUTION is as fortu- nate in its enemies as it is in the multitude of its friends. Francis Murphy In Atlanta. It is reported tbat Francis Murphy, the famous temperance reformer, thinksof visiting Atlanta at an early day. For some weeks past, Mr. Murphy has )een speaking in the cities and towns of Virginia, and in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Richmond he lias persuaded many ihousands to wear the blue ribbon as a sign of their conversion to the cause of total absti- lence. He is beyond a doubt the most success- ful temperance advocate now at work, and he relies entirely upon moral suasion. If he finds it convenient to come to Atlanta he will re- ceive a cordial welcome. PEILHAFS David Bennett mil conld te in- duced to have another marriage ceremony per- fornned in the -white house. THE FOBCE bill is loaded, and the political coroner is watching the antics of the republic- ans who are fooling with it. fellow bet us that we couldn't take a drink without getting on a spree, and we tried to convince him that wo could." An editor thinks it is bad policy wailing on dead men's Correct. A man could make a dozen paiKwhile he waits. The editor of The XViycross Headlight wants the legislature to stop aH passenger trains from running on the Sabbath or ihe ra'lroad either. BOOKS. uy Jeanie Gwynne Bettany. United Sbftes Book Company, New York. A cbarmingf love story. A VBKT YOTO-O COCPLB, by B. L. Farjeon. United States Bookj Company, New York. Mr. Farjeon belongs to the better class of English realistic writers. He handles a plot well, and does not rely upon morbid sensationalism. _LK BEAU SABEBDE, by Annie Thomas United States Book Company, New York. A rattling, dashing society novel, with a brave soldier for a hero. THB DEMONIAC, by Walter Besant. United States Bopk Company, New York. This is a strong story of horrible intercstiand the reader after glancing at the first few is not hkely to lay it down until he finishes it." BASIL AKD ANNETTE, by B. L. Farjeon. United States Book Company, New York. One of Mr. Farjeon's best stories. The interest of the plot is sustained to the end. BRAVE HEART AND THUS, by Florence Marryatt. United States Book Company, New York. Miss Marryatt shows no loss of power m her later novels, and in this story she is at her best. LITTLE HE AND SHE, by Grace Denio A MILWAUKEE MAN "has patented a type- writer that can be held on the knee." It is not stated whether It is of the blonde or bru- nette yariety. SNOW is predicted in Washington. 'Were it to fall to a depth of more than six inches the president would be put to great incon- venience. Should he attempt to promenade, the roof of his trousers would drag in the snow. ABE THB farmers of the west and northwest to have free binding twine? SENATOR MORGAN says that he can speak on the force bill for three weeks. Unlike Blair, he would have something to say. BROTHER BI.AINB always gains health in an off-year, only to lose it when the presidential emergency comes. and there appears to be a conceited" plan among them to get the man and his- cause into a corner to be hemmed in and" slaugh- tered at will. It is therefore to the credit of the Irish people that they have not entered into a league with their enemies in this wholesale persecution; that they have formed no hasty judgment of their accused leader, and, re- membering his work in the past, have stood by him in his extremity and fearlessly faced the storm. Parnell deserves a rebuke. That must be admitted by all. But it should come from his people. His usefulness, what- ever be his fate, is not at an end. He can still do work for Ireland, even though he follows where others lead. SOME OP the republican senators are en- deavoring to make it appear that the opposi- tion ot the Farmers' Alliance to the force bill amounts to nothing. But Ingalls and Plumb and Paddock know better. GRANNY HOAR has a nephew who is sensi- ble enough to be a rod-hot democrat. The family ought to be proud of him. Perhaps he can convert old Granny Hoar. ME. BENJAMIN HARRISON is evidently of the opinion that the people of the country are composed of Quay, Dudley, Granny Hoar and the immortal pewter Spooner. EDITORIAL COMMENT. the tricks of those who would not acrup I use the party name for selfish purposes. There seems to be a suggestion here__ though we are sure it is not intended by Mr. every year a crop worth COO to S4'n! do. believe every year a crop worth to are worthy of especial attention- much more attention than they hare her-to- fore received. The greatest surprise will be in learning for the first time how fast these great forests are being destroyed. If these reports are correct, and there is every reason to believe that they are sub- stantially so, there are now in operation enough turpentine stills to sap and arrest that there is a democrat of that kind in the country today, and if there is, he has no sort of influence. And yet Mr. Cleveland ought to have assured himself by this time that the offices to be filled are a very important inci- dent of political success, and, as such, are not to be ignored. The democratic party cannot be said to be in power and responsible for the conduct of affairs when important offices are filled with active republicans. _ TB. A great deal has been said about the ravages of the saw mills, bnt the ravages of the turpentine farms have been realized by few, and hardly dreamed of by tne public. The subject is one of vast In- volving the adjacent agricultural regions as Ttell as the forests. This information, coming from the repre- sentatives of the counties in the pine belt source short of an actual survev. question. This is well, but it would be still better if he would revise and modify his views on the civil service sham that has been injected into modem politics. Genuine civil service reform demands honesty and effi- ciency to office-holders, but it does not mean that a democratic or a republican president The Agricultural Department. The bill introduced by Senator Vincent to abolish the department of agriculture should receive very serious consideration. Since the office of commissioner of agri- culture was created, in 1874, the farmers of Georgia have made gratifying progress, and it is generally believed that the department devoted to their interests has rendered them efficient aid. Nearly all the states have such a department, and the federal government has one. It has been endorsed by scientific experts, and by the farmers at large, and it should not be discontinued without very sound reasons for such a course. The present commissioner of agriculture has already outlined various innovations and reforms designed to make his department a more active factor in the development of our farming industries. To cut short his experi- ments before they receive a fair test would be unjust, and yet this would be the result, if Senator Vincent's bill should pass, as it prescribes that it shall go into effect when the commissioner's term expires. In the effort to secure an economical ad- ministration of the state government care should be taken to avoid extreme legislation. The agricultural interest is of such vital im- portance that it is entitled to a governmental department. Let us make no hasty changes. In the light of our past experience there is nothing to justify a sudden abandonment of a useful work just it this time. A Iilt'tlc Piece of History. We print elsewhere, from The Montezuma Record, a very intsresting article based on the result of the recent senatorial contest in this state. The Eecord's article is worth reading by those who take an interest in the counter- marches that are always going on in politics. It is a timely dip uAo very recent history for it is a fact that all of the editors and many of the politicians who were opposed to Senator Gordon when he was a candidate for governor, are still abusing THE Cossrrrir- THE NEW YOBK HEKAI.D urges the election of Charles A. Dana to the United Statea senate. It is doubtful whether a man of BO much brains, scholarship and courage can be elected by an av- erage New York legislature. Editor Dana is one of the ablest Americans of the century. A KEW a bright and sparkling eight- page paper, will make ita appearance in Atlanta on the 20th instant. "A Week In Society" win ue ita name, and it will he filled with society gossip and interesting literary matter. The Mrs. Lollie Belle AVylie and Airs. TV. S. Williams, wiclil graceful pens, and are favor- ites with a large circle of readers. Their paper will be a handsome affair, backed by a btock com- pany. and it is safe to say that it will be liberally supported. There IB no reason why it should not supply a long-felt want. IN TIIE new biography of E. H. Dana, Jr. (the Dana of "Two Years Before the Mast" there is preserved one his journal de- scribing his meeting with Dictens when the novel- ist first visited the United State. "Disappointed in Dickcns's he writes. "He is of the middle if with a large, ex- pressive eye, regular nose, matted, curling, wet- looking, black hair, a dissipated-looking mouth with a vulgur draw to it, a muddy-shoe complex- ion, stubby fingers and a hand by no means pa- trician a hearty, off-hand manner, far from well- bred, and a rapid, dashing way of talking. You admire him, and there is a fascination about him which keeps your eyes on him, yet you can not get rid of the impression that he is a low-bred man." Litchfield. D. Lathrop Co., Boston. The little folks will find both laughter and tears in, this delightful book. DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES, BARRACK ROOM BALLADS AND OTBBK VBKSES, by Budyard Kipling. United States Book Company, New York. Mr. Kipling is already one of the most popular posts of the age. He deals with life as he finds it, and is by turns humorous and pa- thetic, and always interesting. HISTORY OF Mr Grace Greenwood United States Book Company, New York Grace Greenwood an old favorite. Hei bright talk about her cats, dogs and birds wii: go straight to the hearts of the children. STORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD, by Grace Greenwood. United States Book Company New York. These short and simple tales have an air of reality about them. They are picturesque and interesting. MY UNOLE BENJAMIN. By Claude Tillier. B.R. Tncker, Boston. This humorous French story Is now before American readers for the first time. It will doubtless meet with a favorable recen- tion. ST. NICHOLAS, The Century Company, xorlc. The bound volumes of St. Nicholas for 1890 are superb specimens of juvenile literature. Noth- ing better could be selected for a holiday gift than these sumptuous and profusely illustrated books. The best story writers of the age contribute to thia periodical, and besides fictiou it contains an entertaining and instructive variety of essays and articles on travel, biography, science, etc. subscription pfce of St. Nicholas Is a year. How NEW ENGLAND WAS MADE. By Frances A. Humphrey. Boards, Boston: D. Lo- throp Company. lister Kuhrt, Atlanta. Mrs. Humphrey is BO thoroughly at home in simplify- ing history that it goes without saying that her story as to "How New England was Made" would be full of interest, instruction and fascination to the younger history readers for whom is was es- signed. But, more than this, the neat and attract- ive volume will be found not less interesting by older readers, for, while couched in simple lan- guage it is not of that grade of so-called child- ren's books in which young readers are written down to. Mrs. Humphrey could scarcely be other than clear and direct in style, and the chapters that tell New England's early story are full of con- cise statements that are almost photographic in the pictures they give of the days of the forefathers. The boot covers the period from the coming of the Pilgrims to the coming of space of fully pne hundred and flfty historic years. COURT OF THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE. By Im- bert Dfi Saint-Amand. Charles Scribner's Sons New York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. Here is a. bright bit of history as interesting as a novel. Saint-Amand tells the old story of Josephine and Napoleon from a new point of view, and invests it with the charm of his graceful style, CROWDED ODT OF CROFIELD. By 'William O Stoddard. B. Appleton Co., New York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. A capital book, showing how a plucky boy made his way in the world. OLD MEETING HOUSE I'APEBS. By Rev. A. M. Colton, Worthington Co., New York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. These quaintly written sketches will please all lovers of quiet and thoughtful liter ature. AI-FETDA. By Emma E. A. Specht. Published by the author, St. Louis. A religious novel, deal- ow pending to it was not really the I court. In Atlanta, well levies are always, grossly amount due upon the fl! erty fromd dMcrlbed but the price brought facie measure of vale that the officer did no? cr but offered a liitle at a tl for a part. then offer far to prove the lew r front, then feet at in law or m I TO cldent, when the cilytai Bi ccedmg before an auiiirare people at the side-door of several hundred people He administrators and others, sacrifice was unique. of fl fas., would read ordinary tone of voice, for the whole lot? I anT offered lit would then go on with the Dnajtl whole was dispatched so quickly ttttju be sold before a hearer could what section of the city the to a bystander the opinion tint tkni )i sold, in two minutes, but upon utulirib dav and very TIOK because it did not rush to his support ia his recent senatorial race. THE COSTSTTTDTIOS has thrived and grown fat on abuse from that class, and will has been continue to do so, but it is both Interesting nd ffi arising to recall the fact that, with Tun at Queen's college, Oxford, re- cently masqueraded one night, and celebrated high mass in a most outrageous manner. They were all drunk, and one of their pranks was to pull a student out of strip him naked, and tie him to a post outside the building, where he was found in the morning. As the students at Oxford are supposed to be gentlemen their frolic is very seriously regarded in England. JOAQCIN MILLER displays too much bitterness for a poet. In Belford's Magazine be attacks tho preachers who draw big salaries. He bays that they try to preach fine sermons, and do not get near enough to the people. Mr. Miller is in favor of turning Iho big churches into soup bouses and free lodgings for the poor, and predicts that unless something of tho kind is done the people will rise some and wreck the showy churches, make their elegant pastors feel uncomfortable. In order to tone down his tirade the poet saya that he likes the humble and poorly paid preachers, but is against the rich ones If Miller knows anything about churches and preachers, it is something new. Do you know what the Bank of England means by reducing its minimum discount rate from 6 to 5 per cent? It me-ms that the bank regards the money scare as a thing of the past. IN SHORT SECTION'S. A. New York paper wants the life of Uncle Billy Bowers, of The Bowersville Union. And yet the old man votes the republican ticket straight. ____________ A Georgia exchange tells of a boy of six years who smokes fifty cigarettes a day. Young America is growing old. 'Writers should always enclose stamps with tueir manuscript, not necessarily for publica- tion, but as a guarantee that the editor will get his mail off ought to go banting outside capable men. his party for in criticising this journal on account of its position in the senatorial contest, were at one time engaged to throw- tog, mud at Gordon. present Is honest and efficUmt paper opposed Mm. and a majority of every Instance, personally -T Georg the PreHdent U efficient, why pat in in the rtate oS nr. ,0 The poets of The Dublin, Ga., Post pay for the space they occnpy. Under this ar- rangement they are compelled to be brief. But one week's rail-aplitting will insure the pub- lication of two columns of poetry. The Franklin News will double its present size next week. Editor McCutcheon saya that one gets ont oqbreath trying to keep up with Heard county. The Christmas number of "Dixie" wIU he a winter daisy. Soft on the frosty atmosphere The merry Christmas bells bear And far we sea the morning's rays (Ten or thirty "Bear with M. wrttw mnj ins occult forces. It is not orthodox, but will interest psychical students. THE ANGLO-aiAA-iAcs. Cassell Company, New I York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. One of the brightest society novels of tho year. ELECTEICITY- IA- DAILY LIFE, Charles Scrib- ner's Sons, New York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta, This is a popular account of the application of electricity to every day uBea. It is a book that should be in the library of every practical man. THE EVIDENCE OF CirRisTiAsr EXPERIENCE. By L. F. Stearns. Charles Serlbner's Sonp, New York. Lester Kubrt, Atlanta. This volume contains the Elv lectures for 1890. WIDE AWAKE for 1890. Cloth, boards, S1.50. Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Lester Kuhrt. The bound volumes of Wide have now exhausted the alphabet and arc on it, tne volume for beine numbered Rone of those that preceded it has been of better quality in material and make-up. It is packed with (rood things from cover to stories, stirring sketches, tales of home and hercC isin, patriotism and verses, rhymes and jingles, contributed by authors whose names are household words in American homes. OUTINGS AT ODD TIMES. By C. C. Ahbott. D. Appleton Co., New York. Lester Kuhrt, lanta. Lovers of nature will find Mr. Abbott a fascinating writer. How THE OTHEB HALF LIVES. By Jacob A. Riis. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. A realistic, well illustrated study of tenement life in New York. PAOLI, TIIE LAST OF THE MISSIOXAEIES. By W. C. Ketchum. Robert Bouner's Sons, New York" Lester Kurht, Atlanta. In this narrative Mr." Ketcbum gives us a graphic account of the over- throw of the Christians in Japan in the seven- teenth century. It is an excifingatorv founded on fact. LIFE -OF JOHS EKICSSON, in two volumes. By W. C- Church- Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Lester Kurht, Atlanta. The life history of one of the greatest men of ourtiioe. Mr. Church has Riven the world an admirable biography of the great inventor. AN ECABIN. By Margaret Sidney. Cloth, boards, 33.75. Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Lester Kuhrt, Atlanta. A new book by the author of the "Five Little Peppers" is always certain of a hearty welcome. Margaret Sidney never appears to better advantage than when telling a story thAt has as a background a hearty, healthy and true home and a cheery lul and hopeful family circle. Such a home and a family is the background of her new book. "An Adirondack Cabin." oijeration I found that three minute. Of course, In view of thew fkctt. tfa n the deeds will not be they may be literally. C shal is liable in daman.------_JH, property in thus sacrificed. Bun present bill becomes a lair; fcavitiiiTCfl able to prove the manner in whlehw jam piece of property was sold, wbenbeioMl know of the Bale for about fourteen MWki As the result of long obternhtfti J bave decided that in cases of tai tttt to require that tho purchaser wow and legal. The point I make iiutt m just a ruleshouldnot be variedbrft of any one city, unless It is at feu clear to appear that In sucbdty I actually fair and legal. .There might possibly be some posed measure if the tax uebton i lefault. But the facts t hat many persona deli" erty sold, but these are ,__, money to better who always redeem within twin nc the 10 per cent penalty.' Tte uffer are purchasers at priratt s subsequently sold for taxw m he prior owners, of which they and who never know of the Hfc u -ear of redemption has expired, i will be unrepresented inianta win affords no delense against tax titte. the proposed law will practically day ati complain against uronpfnl salea. Ifcjw the present wise rulo established bytfct sir voice of courts is all the more appaRK remember that upon all who now courts of illegal tax salos, the iff very just condition of first paying I tne tax, the cost and tie penalty. The wisest judgment ever court, and one which has the was this: "This bond doth give thee here no jotrf The words expressly are a ponnd otflrtj Take then thy bond, take taou tJiyweec But in the cutting it, if them dost One dron of Christian blood, thy Are by the law of Venice, coafiscaa Unto the state of Venice." HOOFEB LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. Monument. jA, Ga., Editor Consti- tution: In the cemetery at Dahlonega the night wind over an unmarked grave. The Indian summer sun shines through the leafless branches on a carpet of russet and brown autumn leaves that covers the on the true heart of Dand W Lewis that lies there mooldering; ia the dust The tall, blue mountains stand around in silent and solemn jrrundeur, everlasting over that gnre. The song of birds, the tinklinc- of distant bells, are the only that disturb tS quiet in that city of the dead. The voice which of the nation is bwt work Behold the Chsnft From The Montezuma Alliance Srtcfli. Politics makes strange bed-Mton. 0> subject our neighbor. The Amencu thinks as we do. that it iraa agaluit the alliance. Opposed to Governor Gordoa ttd Mr. Bacon were The Augusta Telegraph, Savannah Xenr, Utoar 3 Columbus En-jmrer-Sun, AogasU nearly three-fourths of the weekly JW' vonng Governor Gordon was THZ An CONSTITCTIOX alone of the more p dailies, and a few weekly papers After four years uehold the ciunn ernor Gordon had served two eraor, and was a candidate lor SB favor of his election to tfce many of his The cle, Macon Telefrraph, Savanna Tun changed tie and while it did not at first Gordon, it did not favor his What caused these changes? the papers supporting Gordon belnrw terests of the state nould be ttft KirKf don, or ivcro they JWced lo by their opposition to the known as the Farmers' Alliance? obsened that every paper what was known as alliance congress, and were defeated in tfcrM five districts. The old saw, "politics make was never better illnitrattd. tt" late senatorial campaign, wien opposed Gordon all their lives, and to within a few days of the to Atlanta to work for tMIr M called there by some irresUtible P" one knows what. The Recorder Is perfectly latlsSM election, as it had no the claims of its distinguis j as we look back over the record ol we axe led to the belief that of a new power coming into gia that induced many old ticians to rush to the aid ox more than any care they may tf the best interests of the THE Bain; easterly changes in temperature; cooler, extend, dnced barometric pressure winds. Temperature! contlniie Following are the Highest rainfall since 8 o'clock a. m. swnraw- Atlanta,