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"Equal and Exact Justice to all Men of Whatever State or Persuasion, Religious or Political."—Jefferson Yol. I, No. 178. Norwalk, Conn., Wednesday Evening, September 2, 1891. Price One Cent, The Daily Gazette J? Issued very wsek-Clav at 3 P. M., at ONT2 CE>TT PER COPY. Th* Cheapest Eatt.i for .Advertising, ana THU LABGEST CIRCULATION. The Weekly Gazette, [Combined with Friday s Daily.] Is issued every Friday at Noon, at TH*KF. CENTS PEE COPY, OP. $1.50 PEE TP VK. The Daily and Weekly. Srrved to Local Subscribers at TES I-P.NTS PEK WEEK, OE $5.00 PEE YEAK. A. H. BYINGTON, Proprietor. i'Jtis iwptT h<zs the largest drcxilfition of a .:/ ,mper in the. State tresi of Bridgeport. UVLL JOJ'.JTXAC VXVAJITMJSXT. >: K IIAIIIX M. GARDNEK, JR. of New Yorl;, has charge of the GAZETTE'S Engraving, Boole a->il Jobbing Department. He is an expert a 'nl experienced Job Printer, and no work ,entrusted to him will be unsatisfactorily done. * The Grain Crop. ~ The Vienna Grain Congress estimates that the grain crop of Europe will be less than that of 1890 by 258,000,009 bushels of wheat, and 400,000,000 bushels of rye. This year the United States can more than make good the deficiency in the wheat and can furnish a fair supply of rye. Europe's needs and our abundance, together with the return of gold, has quickened the commercial pulse, and affected the prices of stocks. It looks as if many of the conditions of 1879 and 1880 were to be repeated, and we were to have good times. It should be borne in mind, however, that Europe, although sadly in need of our bread-stuffs, is poorer than ten years ago. Then, too, the McKinley bill, which will prevent Europe from paying her bread bill in merchandise, will check somewhat her purchases. On the whole, however, there is a bright outlook for the farmer and the business man, but the speculator will have to be very circumspect or he "will get badly hurt. TERSE TALES OF THE TOWN. Will Bishop was in town yesterday. Miss Josie Bell Atwood has returned from her visit to Vermont. John Young Brown was inaugurated Governor of Tennessee, yesterday. Miss Alida Ball, who has been visiting Mrs. John H. Lee at Boston, has returned. Senator Frederick W. Holden of Ansonia, will be the guest of John S. Seymour, over Sunday. The first escallops of the season were brought to town by Adams Express company this morning. Taft Brothers, No.23 Wall street, will advertise a special sale of boys' clothing to-morrow. Our old friend Walter Fitch was able to ride down town yesterday for the second time since he has been sick. Josiah Kellog" is visiting at Balston Spa, while "Billy" Buxton is guzzling guyser seltzer a few miles farther west. Ex-United States Senator Regan of Texas, has been offered the vacant pi ace on the Inter-State Commerce Commis- Miss May Clark, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. S. K. Stanley, returns to Washington Thursday morning. —Handsome Durable Buckboard in Quartered Oak for sale at low price. Natural Wood Carriage Co., Five Corners, Norwalk. 178-2t Five thousand girls employed at a lace factory in Venice, under the patronage of the queen of Italy, receive seven cents a day. A bill has been introduced in the Georgia legislature giving a pension of one hundred dollars per year to all indigent confederates. The funeral of Benjamin Noyes takes place in New Haven to-morrow afternoon. It will be in charge of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M. The United States, Congress Hall and Cambridge, the three largest hotels at Atlantic, City have failed on account of the backward season. The numerous friends of Miss Sarah Henderson will be glad to learn of her return home from Detroit, Mich., after an absence of several weeks. , : The steamship City of Columbia, which plies between New York and New Brunswick and Nova, Scotian ports, is fast on Scaley rock at Hell Gate. The jury m the Boston Bridge disaster, near Statesville, N. C., attribute the accident to train wreckers, and also . censure the company for the unsound " condition of the bridge. Mrs. LeGrand Jennings died last, e v e n i n g . • . 7 ; " Rev. Dr. Van Alstyne returned from his Canadian trip last evening. John Bonk is exhibiting a set of false, teeth which lie found near Cannons: Station. A branch of the great Atlantic and Pacific Tea company have rented the store, 41 Main street. There are eleven Norwalk boys attending St. Bonaventure college, at Allegany, N. Y. . Ex-Congressman Scott, of Pennsylvania, arrived at Newport last night slightly better. . Over a hundred boats started out from Norwalk, yestorday, to dredge for oysters. The Leroy Salt works, at Leroy, N. Y., were partly destroyed by fire Monday night. —The finest line of Pipes ever shown in this town can be found at Benedict's News Stand. 178tf A score or more of Nor walkers attended the annual Farmers' picnic at Trinity Lake, yesterday. John Eagau paid Judge Coolid'je $7 and costs, yesterday, for assaulting Wm. Hoffman, of New Canaan. Homer Buttery and Miss Bertha White are to be married at the Broad River chapel on Thursday next. . In the New Haven police court yesterday, 23 saloon keepers were on trial for selling liquor last Sunday. —The N. Y. and Paris Young Ladies Fashion Bazar for October, with all the Fall Styles can be had now, at Benedict's News Depot. 178 tf The law on reed and rail birds was off yesterday, and the crack of the hunters gun was heard in many places throughout the state. —Ask Benedict for the Horseman, the most Reliable Paper on the Horse ever issued. _ __ t78tf Billy Banker and George Grumman are at Five Mile River, to-day, trying to purchase a number of horned toads for Billy's side show. Miss Charlotte Keith, who has been visiting her aunt Miss Charlotte Raymond, returned to her home in Pittsburg, this morning. The entire property of the Southing-ton Agricultural Society was sold at auction yesterday, to John Collins, of Plantsville, for $2,750. It is reported in New York that Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt has resigned. We are afraid that the report is too good to be true. —Pads, Tablets and Stationery, in great variety, at bottom prices, can be found at Benedict's News Emporium. 178tf Representative postmasters of each county throughout tlie country will, under instructions, visit each post office in his county, and recommend changes for the benefit of the service. Harry Brown, a son of "Mud Hen," was arrested last night for being drunk. This morning he appeared before Judge Austin and received the usual valentine. The list of entries for the Hartford Wheel club bicycle tournament, which closed last night, numbers 375, the longest ever entered in any to'urna-ment in America. . , - The Gilbert Extract and Perfumery J, ' " Company, of Georgetown, has been dis-solved. Edwin and Benjamin H. Gil-sJL/ it" . „ bert retire, and George Cooper Gilbert ^ the business. ^ : • * - •' ; 4 • ' ? ; " : P : ' ' Charles E. Main, of Hartford, -who was injured on February 21st. by the overturning of a truck, received a check yesterday from Chief Snagg, of Waterbury, treasurer of the Stato Firemen's association for Mrs. William Astor's dresses, -which were seized by the Custom House officials, because the Parisian dressmaker had undervalued them, were sold at auction in New York yesterday. Two gowns were sold for $1,430. Sometime Monday night a party of 1 men with a team raided the onion patch •' of Mr. Wakeman, of Westport, and I carried off 40 bushels of onions. The wagon was tracked to Bridgeport, when J all traces of it became obliterated. The j police, however, are hunting for the J thieves. . i ^ : The Butchers. t The Connecticut State Butcher's Association convened in South Norwalk, yesterday afternoon. The business meeting was held in Pythian hall and was very harmonious. There were forty-six members present from the leading cities in the state and a jolly good party it was too. The following officers were elected: • * President, J. W. Stillman, of Dan-bnry; vice president, Royal W. Adams, of Norwalk ; Secretary, Charles Stevens, of Danbuiy; Financial Secretary, A. G. Judson,: of South Norwalk; Treasurer, C. L. Rogers, o| Water-bury. After the meeting the party boarded carryalls and wagonettes that were in waiting, and were driven up West avenue to the Borough, thence dowii East avenue to Dorlon Point, where Landlord Powers had a& fine a shore dinner as could possibly served anywhere, in waiting for them. They were quickly seated at the tables and feasted in a manner that wonld make a whole regiment of dyspeptics turn green with envy. The visitors were then escorted to the railroad station, each one pronouncing their reception by the local association a royal one. Certain it is,a happier convention, of any kind was never held in this city. . There is to be a barbecue at Waterbury to-morrow to which all were cordially invited, as well as. to the barbecue in Danbury, next Wednesday. The next convention will be held in Waterbury the first Tuesday in Sept., 1892. • . . - Statistics were presented showing that the association was rapidly in. creasing in membership- and that it was in a most prosperous condition. Mrs. Edmonds Found. Yesterday afternoon, J. Wesley Ed- Edmonds received a telegram from friends in New York informing him that his mother, who mysteriously disappeared from her home in Bridgeport, was safe, and had been living quie'tly with them for the last two days. She informed her friends that she had no desire to return to Bridgeport at present, and wished them to notify her son to that effect. * —.. ••• ^ Upon receipt of the telegram Mr. Edmonds departed for New York and visited his mother. She refused to say anything concerning her whereabouts since she left Bridgeport. Her son thinks that her mental faculties were impaired and thinks she left home while suffering from mental abberation. He intends to have her examined by some of the New York specialists, hoping that they may be able to give her a beneficial treatment. Struck by a Locomotive. John S. Mosher, aged about 25 years, a resident of Hartford,was struck by a train on the Berlin branch near the passenger depot at New Britain, yesterday, cutting" a small hole in his head and otherwise bruising his person. He was taken up unconscious and put on a stretcher, when to the surprise of every one he sat up. He was taken to the Hartford hospital and will recover. The messenger boys employed by the Western Union Telegraph company in New Haven, struck for an increase of wages yesterday, and the company acceded to their demand and gave them a ; slight increase. —The line of Cigars on sale by Benedict cannot be surpassed in this town for their excellent flavor and quality. 178-tf A lecture preparatory to the Lord's Supper, will be given in the chapel of the First Congregational church, tomorrow evening, at 8 o'clock. Dr. Noble will be glad to meet all the members of his church at that time.. A Pistol Drawn. A lively time occurred this morning in Kellogg & Horton's grocery store at the head of Belden avenue, between Carl Jennings the clerk^ and an Italian named Frank Lagregor. The Italian went into the store to get a bill changed, and when he had received the change he protested that he had given a two dollar bill and only received change for one- Jennings insisted that the bill was a one dollar bill, which he produced, but the Italian still insisted that he gave him a two dollar bill. During the heated argument the Italian became wild with rage and shock his fists and howled, which frightened Jennings into opening a drawer and pulling forth a good-sized pistol, Which had the effect of quieting the Italian and hastening his departure from the store. _ ; Mysterious Disappearance. Mrs. George Joyce, a widow, lives on Taylor avenue. Sunday evening, her son George, aged about 16 years, came home with both eySs blackened, a badly cut lip and his shirt flecked with blood. He said that he had been pounced upon and beaten by several of the toughs of that neighborhood. He washed the blood from his face and hands, and soon after went out of the house, since which time nothing has been heard of him. His mother fears that he.has, either in a fit of temporary aberration caused by his punishment, wandered off, or has been foully dealt with. Searching parties have scoured the woods and swamps in that vicinity, but without finding him. Y. M. G. A. NOTES, The Board of Directors will hold j their regular monthly meeting this ! evening at 8 o'clock. j The entertainment committee will i meet Thursday night, at 9 o'clock, to j consider matters relative to the win- j ter's entertainments, A Narrow Escape. The driver of the Acme Bottling works, had a narrow escape from serious injury, if not death, yesterday. His team became frightened and he jumped from the platform, at the Consolidated freight depot, and succeeded in grasping the lines, not noticing that a freight train was being switched into the depot, directly back of him. For- .tunately, however, he regained the Vplatfofcm before the cars struck him and grasping the door of the moving car, managed to make his foothold good. Those who witnessed it expected "to see him crushed to death. As it was, both he and the team escaped injury. Chas. T. Ellis Will have a| crowded house to greet him on his return in his very pretty comedy drama, "Casper the Yodler," which he will present here'for thelast time on Monday,. Sept. 7th, as he is to produce a new play later in the season. His company this season is said to be even stronger than that of l^.st season. The scenery is entirely new, the "yacht at Sea" and "Blarney Castle'' being jems of art. In speaking of Blarney Castle, by the way, Mr. Ellis is the proud possessor of a very unique watch charm, which was presented to him on his opening night, by Thos. J. Murphy, of Brooklyn, N. Y., a great admirer of Mr. Ellis, which consists of a piece of the fainous Blarney Stone, mounted in gold, which was from a ring worn by Daniel O'Connell. Mr. Ellis is naturally jproud of it. The sale of seats for this engagement is very large. A _ ! More Pensions, —Corporal James Tanner's Pension r iifgent will be at; the Norwalk Hotel ; again Sept. 1 and;2, and will visit Buckingham Post, G. A. R., the 2nd. He makes out all your applications ' free of charge, devotes his en- 1 tire time to the business, gives all advice free, r and will tell you ' in ten minutes if you can be benefitted ' under existing laws. More than half ; the old soldiers can be, if they only 1 the new. j He will also be at Savin Rock,Sept.3; i at reunion of the 20th Conn., at Belvi- ! dere Hotel, Bridgeport, Sept. 4, 5 and j 6 ; at Westport, Sept. 7th; at Wooster | House, Danbury,i Sept. 8; at reunion of^the 23rd ank 28th Conn. Comrades, ask for what is yours, but never will get until you apply for it. Every old soldier should fed proud to draw a pension, it shows he &as a clean, honorable war record. I East Norwalk. To THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE : If the party who complains through your paper about the East Norwalk station being closed after 8:07 every evening, and whoj finds fault because no seats are provided outside, will make his numerous grievances known to the President of the road, perhaps particular accommodations will be forthcoming to meet his especial wants. As to his charges ihat loafers congregate nightly about the station, to the annoyance of himself and others, so far as I am able to learn the night watchman, and the man who patrols the track regularly in that vicinity fail to confirm them. My own observation too, might count for something, if I were called upon to testify. Can it be that the party who declines to make complaint, either verbally, or over his own signature, Bees double when leaving or boarding the train ? If so this may account for his observing what others have failed to notice. HABBY RIDER, Agt. Sept. 2, 1891. - East Norwalk Station. Combining Newspapers. A report for which good authority is quoted says that there will soon be a significant change in connection with two of the New Haven newspapers. The Palladium, it is said, will be removed to Chapel street and be issued from the Union office, with the object of cutting down the expenses of both these papers. Then it will be necessary for the two papers to support only one office, one press, one general outfit and one business manager. And it is also said that there will be necessity of more than one owner. The present ownership of the Union is veiled in mystery, or rather in the name of James T. Moran, as attorney for the principal owner. There is strong evidence, however, that the "$18,500 which Mr. Moran holds of the $20,000 of Union stock is either owned personally or controlled by Lynde Harrison, who desires to have - at his command two papers of different political, principles in the next campaign and who alone will shape the course of each in regard to future political issues. >. If these reports are true, the change will practically mean only the long talked of consolidation of the two papers.—New Haven Register. Col. Skinner's Resignation. Rumors of important changes in military circles are still rife. A gentleman well posted in military matters said yesterday that Col. Skinner would certainly resign in a short time, the tacit understanding being when he took the office that he was to relinqnish it in a short time. It is a well known fact that the morale of the regiment wasnever so poor as now, and competent military critics think that a thorough shaking up is its only salvation. The office of successor will probably devolve upon Lieut-Col.' Crowe of Norwalk and Capt. Sheridan will undoubtedly succeed Crowe. The informant was of the opinion that Major Cornell will not be considered in the election of the prospective colonel.— Bridgeport Union. We can understand why Major Cornell will not be considered in the election of the prospective Colonel, but. we fail to understand how the office of successor can devolve upon Lieut.-Col, Crowe, as he, together with Col. Skinner and Major Cornell, promised at the time of his election to the Lieut.-Colonelcy, that he would resign in a short time. Report of tlie Treasurer and General Manage) TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE^fr<^- " * ; _ J, Qeor^ia-Alabama Investment & Development po. In conformance with the established policy of the Management and in compliance with the expressed wishes of many of those interested, we take pleasure in submitting to the stockholders of the Company our second monthly report of the condition of the com-pany's Affairs and the situation at Tallapoosa as found by us on personal investigation during the week ending August 22d. The Hitchcock Manufacturing Company have their enormous factory raised and will have a portion of it inclosed, ready for the machinery by Sept. 10. The factory fronts 600 feet on the railroad track, 200 on Wool street, and is 70 feet in width, a portion of it being two stories, the balance one story. This is but one of three similar buildings that will be necessary to supply their large trade. The painting and finishing department to be ereoted at once will be 300 feet long and 50 feet wide. Some of the heavy machinery has already been shipped and the wood-working department of the factory will be put in operation at the earliest possible moment. The factory will be operated by three 100-horse power boilers and a 200-horse power engine. The Howe Stove Works have two factory buildings completed, and the third will be completed September 1st. Their patterns and some machinery have already arrived and a portion of their operatives will be set at work the coming week. This enormous factory, with a frontage of 1,100 feet, and containing 75,000 square feet of floor space, is the largest in the South and one of the largest in the United States. The size and importance of this plant must be seen to be appreciated; no concep.ion of it can be given by a description. The Hayes Chair Company have their factory raised and will have it covered, ready for the machinery by September 5th. Already the company have many orders booked, and. with the advantage of cheap lumber, to be secured at one-fifth its cost in the.North, and many other advantages in location and expenses, this company cannot fail to do a constantly increasing business that will net them large returns on their investment. The Piedmont Manufacturing Company started up their factory August 1st, and are turning out some excellent work. They manufacture every grade of school and churca furniture, also posts, pillars, cornices and every variety of structural iron in their foundry. „ The Tallapoosa Ice Manufacturing Company started up their plant.August 19th, and turned out their first product the 24th. They have beeh somewhat delayed by the non-arrival of their machinery, but will be in full operation next week, "and will do a very profitable business. 'I'he Tallapoosa Lumber Manufacturing and Railroad Company has been somewhat delayed in commencing the construction of its mills from lack of material, but will begin 011 the same shortly, and also on the construction of the railroad from Tallapoosa south into the timber, as soon as material for the same, now ordered, arrives. The $100,000 of treasury stock placed on the market this week to be sold for construction is being rapidly taken, and is considered by those conversant with the enterprise an investment that will pay very large dividends. — „ •. __ , The Tallapoosa Foundry and Machine Works have decided to add a department for fine work to their business, and greatly enlarge their present capacity. This plant has been in operation over a year, and its rapidly increasing trade is very gratifying to its owners, Jlessrs. Sutherland & Blackman. , , , TheTallapoosa Cabinet Company has started up again after enlargements and improvements, and now has a capacity to turn out a manufactured product nearly triple the original capacity. The demand for their goods constantly increases and this institution promises to be an important one for the city. The Anchor Woolen Mills have been delayed in starting on account of finishing up orders which were already taken for their factory at Marysville, Tenn., but they will shortly ship their entire machinery to their factory here, which is ready for oceupancy. They hope to be in full operation by October 1st. The Eeclining Chair Company began turning out manufactured goods August 1st, and are receiving very satisfactory orders for their "Comfort" chair, which is sure to have a very large sale. They will shortly add folding tables and other novelties to their, manufactured line. . The City Bottling Works have their buildings nearly completed ready for occupancy, and will begin bottling the Chalybeate and Lithia waters by September 1st. Mr. Thorne, the proprietor, has already orders booked tor 5,000 bottles of this water, and is anticipating an enormous demand for the. goods from all sections of the country. " The Tallapoosa Furnace is finding a ready market for the superior quality of iron manufactured and is running art average of forty tons per day. They have orders, ahead tor manufacture sufficient to keep the furnace running in full blast till January '1st. As the furnace consumes nearly 4,000 bushels of charcoal and 100 tons of ore per day, it furnishes employment for a large numper of hands, botli in Tallapoosa and its surroundings. None of the company's industries are running more satisfactorily or making better profits on the capital invested than the furnace. . The Piedmont Glass Works:blew m for the coming season, Thursday, August 20th, and have already booked a large number of orders for the fire of 1892. With the. eight ton tank now building, instead of the six ton as originally intended, the works will have a capacity nearly doubled, and will employ the coming season 175 hands. The manufactured product of the last fire is nearly all sold, and the coming season promises to be a very prosperous one for the company. Lithia Springs Hotel is now nearly covered, and work on the same is being pushed forward as fast as possible. Over forty carpenters are employed on the hotel, and it is hoped to have it ready for occupancy by November lst._ The grounds about the hotel site are being laid out under the supervision of Mr. Uber, the gardener. The beauty of the hotel and its surroundings are the admiration of all new comers. This magnificent structure will be one of the finest tourist hotels in the South, and no effort is being spared to have it ready to accommodate the influx of visitors to /Tallapoosa during the coming fall and winter. The Yernon Electric Light Company have ordered a new dynamo of double the capacity of their present one, and have orders for over 300 incandescent lights and twenty extra street lights. They are already extending their pole line to the Old Town section of the city, and the increased demand for electric lights is greater than they are able to fill. The WaterWorks have so many applications for additional water connections tha,t they find it difficult to put in mains sufficiently fast to supply it. Nearly two miles of additional mains and fourteen additional hydrants tor fire protection are now being put in. With the rapid growth of the city the demand for water-is very large. The company is already on a paying basis, which is a remarkable fact for a new plant, and will earn the coming year very handsome dividends on its stock. . . The Street Railway has delayed going, into operation on account of a delay in receiving the dummy engines from the Baldwin Locomotive Works to operate the road, winch are promised September 10. The four cars for the line are already here. The line will be extended during tne fall into the company s outlying property and used to develop new sections of the city plat. The'High School building on Robertson avenue is assuming, proportions and will be completed ready for occupany by January 1st. The building is bnck, 53x95, two stories with annexes and towers. It will be a showy building when completed and an ornament to the C1^he Catholic Church, now building in block 122, will be completed in September, and will be a handsome addition to the church buildings of the city. This society, though small, have with the proverbial energy of their sect given froelv for the erection of their church building. The members of the,.sotsietry are amongthe best citizens of the city. The Baptist Society are erecting '^ parsonage ior their pastor, adjoining ttheirtQ^urch on Mill street; They have recently paid off the mortgage, on their church building and have one of the most prosperous church societies in the city. The Presbyterian Church, on Head avenue, is nearly completed and will be dedicated the first Sunday in October. This society, while small, is a progressive one, and their church building is one of the handsomest in the city. The Merchants' and Miners' Bank block is completed with the exception of the interior finish, and will be one of the finest bank buildings in the state. The basement floor will be occupied by the Tallapoosa Journal, with the. upper floors in offices. The Littlefield block, adjoining, is nearly completed on the exterior. The Morrison block, on Head avenue, opposite, is well under way, and the McBride block, opposite the Tallapoosa Hotel, is up to the second story. Wisconsin parties nave about completed negotiations for a three story block, corner of Head avenue and Lyon street, running through to Alewine avenue, to be devoted entirely to fnrniture, carpets, undertaking, etc., and several other brick blocks on Head avenue are already contemplated. The Globe Constructioa Company have under contract, fifteen residences in different parts of the city, that they are now building for. sale to new comers on monthly payments. This, company have been very successful in placing their stock,on which 14 per cent.annual dividends is guaranteed, and their plan of in-vesting the proceeds from the sale of stock in building houses for new comers who purchase lots ana sell the same to them on monthly payments is a very b«neficial one, both for the.city and tne settlers who desire to own j their own homes. The company hope to place enough of their Btock to build 100 houses under this plan during the coming year. The Merchants' & Miners' Bank report a I steadily increasing business, and what is re- | markable in these days of financial depres- ; sion and tightness of money, find themselves ; continually with a large surplus of available ; funds that they are unable to loan. What- ; ever may be the experience of other sections ; of the country money is easy at Tallapoosa. Its merchants, people and manufacturers are prosperous, and very few of them are borrow- • ers. While the bank has been very successful and made large earnings, it has been obliged to look for many of its discounts in other localities, and this fact speaks volumes for the prosperity of Tallapoosa. The sewer built by the city from Spring avenue to Kirker street is now" completed, and action will be taken by the City Council snort-ly on the question of the city putting in a complete system of sewerage or granting the charter asked for by New York capitalists to put in a complete system without cost to the city. The City Council has ordered a large amount of plank and gravel sidewalk on many of the principal streets, over eight miles having lately been constructed or ordered, the same being first paid for by property owners, and afterward kept in repair by the city. A large amount of street work is constantly being done by the city, and the amount available for this purpose the coming year will be double the amount of last. The City Assessors have completed their assessment for '91 with footings as follows: Personal property, $171,296.70; real estate, $928,661.00; total, $1,097,957.70, not including the property of the Richmond & Danville Railroad, which will swell the grand list about $100,000; nor does it include any of the manufacturing industries in the city, which are exempt from taxation. The Digest for the year shows an increase of $400,000 over last year, and if made ninety days later would show an increase of at least 75 per cent, as the improvements now in progress would easily add$100,000 to the list. Were the manufacturing industries taxable the increase for the year would- be ovep--$L£0G,000 instead of $400,000. A company is being formed to erect an Opera House on the corner of Taliaferro street and Head avenue, to cost $18,000. It will be two stories on Taliaferro street and .three on Head avenue. The property has been purchased for this purpose, and the building 'will, without doubt, soon be under way. A testing smelter is now in operation for developing the gold, silver and tin properties of the section, which of late, by thorough prospecting, have shown wonderful richness. The smelter is owned by Dr. A. W. S. Rothe-mal, of New York; J. W. Carr, of Omaha: P. G. Nelson, of San Francisco, and Prof. Frank Bosworth, of Montana, all of them familiar with mineral properties, and in their opinion the mineral wealth of Tallapoosa' and the country surrounding, will in the near future be an important factor in the building of the rJ?he improvement and repairs on the Tallapoosa Hotel are completed, and it is now one of the best appointed hotels in the State. Under the management of George E. Leith, the proprietor, it has become very popular and is full to overflowing continually. In fact, all the hotels and boarding houses in the city find it difficult to accommodate their customers and the problem of how to entertain the people who will visit Tallapoosa with the advent of fall is a very serious one. A company is being formed for the manufacture of edge tools at Tallapoosa, and while all of the negotiations are not as yet completed so that we can announce it as absolutely certain, there is little doubt but that they will be completed and work on the plant begun in a very snort time. The business of the Georgia-Pacific Kail-road at Tallapoosa is rapidly increasing, and their freight and passenger receipts for the month of July were nearly $7,000. With the completion and operation of the manufacturing industries now building Tallapoosa will.be one of the most important stations On the line of their road. A movement is on foot to- establish a large sanitarium in the city. With the advantage of a mild and equable climate, valuable mineral waters, high elevation and perfect health-fulness, a sanitarium at this place would be an exceedingly profitable venture. Arrangements arebeinig made for an exhibit of manufactured products from Tallapoosa industries at the Piedmont Exposition, to be" held at Atlanta during the month of October, and all of Tallapoosa's industries will be represented. This Exposition is by far the largest in the South, and attracts a large number of-; people from all sections of the country. Lithia Springs Park is now at its best,, and is one of the most delightful spots imaginable. There is nothing to compare with it in natural beauty and artistic arrangement of flowers, shubbery, etc., in the state, and under the supervision of Mr. Uber, the gardener, it has been changed from a wild woodland into a beautiful garden in the brief space of a year, and shows effectually the productiveness of the natural soil of the place. . Two new boarding houses of 20 rooms each are now be erected m the manufacturing section, opposite the glass works, but these are entirely inadequate to the present demand, making no allowance for the increased number of operatives that will soon be employed in that portion of the city. Thirty new residences are under construction at present in different portions of the city, all of the better grade, and new ones are being started daily. The Globe Construction Company will start six new residences in the manufacturing section during the coming week. Other parties will start ten houses, already rented to the Howe Stove Works, and negotiations are being completed now for the erection of 100 additional nouses for operatives in the manufacturing section. Nearly all the houses now building will compare favorably with any northern city, being of modern architecture, many of them provided with bath rooms, electric lights and all modern conveniences. Over $125,000 is represented in the buildings now going up in the city, and this will be doubled by the buildings to be started during the month of September. Work in the street department of tne company is progressing steadily and will be extended to all portions of the company's property. It is the policy of the company to ao this work thoroughly and as fast as commensurate with the demands of property sold on which parties desire to build. The retail trade of the city is something phenomenal for a place the size of Tallapoosa, and the merchants already established are doing an exceedingly profitable business. With a payroll of $1,000 per day, a large portion of which is expended in the city, and with the certainty of this being doubled before the end of the year, the city is to-day a most inviting field for any branch Of retail business, and many lines are as yet entirely without representation. The demand for stores and residences is far in excess of the supply. Every new building in the business center of the city is rented before oommencing its construction, and there are no vacant houses obtainable for rent. The city needs, and needs immediately, at least tweuty additional store buildings and 400 houses for rent and sale on instalments. This field offers an exceedingly profitable one for the investment of capital. Property values are advancing daily and business property has advanced fully 50 per cent, since our last report in July, and is exchanging hands daily. Residence property is commencing to move freely and the demaud for lots on which to build houses is very active. The wage earners of Tallapoosa at present number over COO by actual count, and the payroll for the city is oyer $6,000 per week or $1,000 per day. With the operation of the newmanu-factunng industries that will employ fully 1,000 additional hands, the' pay-roll of the city would be more than half a million dollars for the coming year, which will easily support a population of from 5,QP0 to 10,000 people. Although the past week hals been extremely warm in all sections of the United Stares, the temperature in some places reaching 100 to 115, the thermometer at Tallapoosa has not registered over 92 degreea with ho perceptible humidity in the atmosphere and the nights cool and delightful. The company are now devoting their ener-f: ies to selling off a portion of their property or investment and improvement, and its land sales already average about $1,000 per day, even in the dullest month of the year for Southern enterprises, and the sales during September, from present indications, will be double this amount. The stockholders of the company are takings active interest in the sales of property and many of them are improving their purchases by the erection of houses, that find ready purchasers at handsome profits. Applications are received constantly from manufacturers of different lines in various sections of the country, to locate at Tallapoosa but the Management desire to secure only those who have been successful in the past.and who are looking for a location to better their condition rather than for securing a bonus. During the present week the city has been visited by nearly 100 stockholders of the company from all sections of the country, thirty of them coming from Philadelphia on an excursion from that point- Without exception they were all agreeably surprised by the situation of affairs, and the only criticism they weredis-posed to make was that the company's property and the advantages and development of the city were not described or stated strong enough in the company's printed matter. Large investments were made in city lots, and much of the property purchased will, be improved immediately by the owners. Although the syndicate commenced purchasing stock at $3.55 per share on August 1st, very little has been offered, which is something remarkable in view of the fact that the present list of stockholders numbers over 10,000, and it would be exceedingly strange if some among this large number should not be forced by adverse circumstances to realize on their stock, when they could do so with handsome profit. Such as has been offered has been taken by other stockholders of the company, under an arrangement made to allow the purchasers of lots a certain amount of the stock at the July-price. This establishes the fact that the stock of the company has been mostly purchased by bona fide investors who .will hold it for dividends, and for the advance in the stock itself. The October dividend, semi-annual, on the stock will be declared by the directors during September, and the transfer books closed October 14th till the payment of the dividend. It is hoped to make the cash dividend at tha,t time 2 per cent, on the par value of the stock and carry a surplus to the dividend fund, sufficient to guarantee an equal amount for April. The company is now offering a limited number of alternate lots for this purpose, and desires to dispose of them as far as possible to those who will improve the lots or hold them for an investment, rather than to speculators. The present depression in a large number of Southern towns has greatly benefitted Tallapoosa, in the matter of securing much more than its proportion of investors and home-seekers coming South. Scores of mechanics have moved to tho city from surrounding towns, and all have secured immediate employment. Considering the fact that it is midsummer, when few Northern people are coming South on account of the deep-seated yet entirely false impression that its summer climate is oppressive and unhealthy, the activity of Tallapoosa is something phenomenal. Every department of the company's business is in the most excellent shape, and its property is increasing in value daily and is in active demand, and the present condition of the enterprise in general is far better than its projectors would dare have hoped in its inception, only one year ago the coming October. One strong point to recommend the promises of Tallapoosa s prosperity is the fact that its manufacturers .represent varied lines, there being only one of any line in the city, and all are such classes of manufacture as are adapted to the location. None of the industries is experimental nor induced to locate by reason of any exhorbitant bonus offered. For illustration, the Hayes Chair Company and the' Hitchcock Manufacturing Company were induced largely by the cheap lumber to be obtained,, which is a large factor in their manufacturedproduct. Oak and hickory lumber can be obtained at from $5 to $10 per thousand, instead of from $30 to $50 per thousaud as in the North ; as they use about 3,000,000 feet each year, it does not require a great amount of figuring to see a large profit in this item alone. Other advantages are absence of taxation, superior shipping facilities, cheaper labor for common work, cheaper fuel and less of it, on account of mild winters, virtually no competition and a home market. This same theory applies to such of our manufacturers as use iron, in its various forms, glass, cotton, wool, etc. While the company has offered substantial inducements in the way of additional capital and securing loans for many manufacturing industries, the main recommendation that has induced manufacturers to locate here has been the superior advantage of location in a section where raw material can be secured at a nominal cost. It seems to have been fully demonstrated that the policy of interesting the masses, rather than a few, in the stock of the company,was a true one, and is sure to make such a success of the enterprise as has never before been seen, in town building enterprises- Ten thousand people in the United States to-day are financially interested in Tallapoosa to the extent of an average of $100 each, and are all missionaries working for its prosperity, which must mean the prosperity of the company itself. . With Tallapoosa to-day, a busy hive of activity, with strangers from every section of the country coming for investigation and investment, what must be the result during the coming fall and winter with the help and assistance of 10,000 stockholders, throughout every section of the United States, interesting themselves and their friends in the city and enterprise ? The methods of the company and the extensive advertising of the city have excited some adverse criticism in many sections, yet not one dollar has been spent in such advertising of the company and city that has not, or will not be returned in a hundred-fold, and we are confident that the stockholders, on careful consideration will see the wisdom of such apolicy,and in view of the benefits derived and the present status of the company'saffairs, will endorse it as, a correct one when applied.to a co-operative industrial and town building enterprise of this character, Yours veryrespectfully, ' JAMES;W. HYATT, Treasurer. . R. L. SPENCER, General Manager. TALLAPOOSA, GA.. August 22, 1891. Sheepshead Bay Races. "* The races at this track yesterday resulted as follows: ^ First race, 6 furlongs— La Tosca 1, Racine 2, Tenny 3; time 1.10 3-5 Second race, 6 furlongs—Cee Jay Jay 1, Gulinda 2, Kilkenney 3; time 1.12. Third race, 1 mile—Chesapeake. 1. Ma-bel^ Glenn 2, Tulla Blackburn 3; time 1.41. Fourth race, 6 furlongs—York-yille Belle,1, Leonawell 2, St. Florian 3; time 1.09J. Fifth race, 1? mile— Strathmeath 1, Raceland 2, Bey del Ray 3; time 2.10 3-5. Sixthrace, 9$ furlongs— John Cavanaugh 1, St.; Luke 2, Gettysburg 3; time 2.09. a MM
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