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A Fall in Indianapolis.
“I once saw President Harrison in a
very undignified position,” said John Gt.
Hunter, an Indianapolis traveling man.
“Indianapolis was one of the first cities
afflicted by the roller skating craze. A
young man named Fenton, living there,
was the inventor of the contrivance,
and ho soon had the city wild. Russell
caught the infection and became an ex
pert. One night he prevailed upon his
father to visit the rink. The future
president looked on the maze of skaters
gliding over the smooth floor. It seemed
easy enough. He was a famous ice
skater in his boyhood, and like most
others believed that a man who could
keep his head off the surface of a fiozen
pond could not be easily downed. He
secured a pair of skates, examined them
critically and looked irresolute. In
those days the man who hesitated was
lost. Half a dozen ladies—old, young
and middle aged—pirouetted about him
on wheels and urged him to the trial.
“An attendant had his feet chained
down to the starmakers before ho
hardly realized it. He struck out with
his left, followed with his right, and did
amazingly well. It was no trick after
all! But he got no farther. One foot
shot out to the east; the other made a
Columbian voyage of discovery to the
west. They circled around each other
like an erratic comet chasing its tail,
and the future hope of the nation came
down with a crash that made the gas
jets flicker. In less than three seconds
half of Indianapolis was on top of him.
and his head was just visible peering out
from the wilderness of striped hosiery
and crushed hats. He sat up when he
got an opportunity, removed the skates
went over to the attendant, handed him
the offending rollers with a polite bow
and walked out. That was his first visit
to the rink and his last.” —St. Louis
Farmer Bratt Bides Down.
Eight years ago Emery Bratt, an aged
farmer and one of the largest farmers
in Genesee county, “came down Salt
river” when Cleveland was elected. He
rode a mule, which was decorated as
profusely as himself. Four years ago
Mr. Bratt was among the first to ac
knowledge that he was beaten, and fol
lowing his established custom rode
through the main streets of Batavia upon
his mule “on his way up Salt river.”
Mr. Bratt had made a statement pub
licly since the campaign opened to the
effect that ho was fattening his mule,
and that they were coming back this
year. Hundreds of citizens aud busi
ness men gathered about to see Mr.
Bratt “come down” Wednesday morn
ing. The mule was attired in red, white
and blue, with Mr. Bratt upon his back
blowing a large tin horn. A hundred
enthusiastic boys were soon in his wake
blowing tin horns, and the drum corps
was soon in line also. The sidewalks
were devoted to the unique parade, aud
all pedestrians gave way. Mr. Bratt’s
quadrennial parade is becoming histor
ical.—Cor. Buff alo Courier.
An Editor Honored.
Saturday all his brethren of The Pub
lic Ledger, of Philadelphia, united in
giving a reception at the Drexel insti
tute in honor of Colonel M. Richards
Muckle. The colonel is one of the oldest
and most popular members of The
Ledger family. Ho has been in its serv
ice for half a century, and the reception
was in graceful recognition of that fact.
A German by descent, although born in
Philadelphia, he has always been prom
inent in efforts for tho welfare of the
For this work, and especially for as
sisting in the restoration of the Stras
burg library, which was destroyed in
the Franco-Prussian war, he was twice
decorated by the old Emperor William
—once with the ribbon and the patent
of the Order of the Crown, and again
with that of the Black Eagle, which is
only conferred upon kings and foreign
potentates. He has the distinction of
being the only native American to be
thus ennobled.—New York Tribune.
Fine Sport in Georgia.
The greatest nimrod of the age, Bink
Savage, told Bill Hilsman that there
were several flocks of turkeys doing
great damage to his pea crop on the
swamp. He therefore baited several
places with corn, and on finding that the
game was eating his bait, decided to go
next morning and kill a lot of them.
That night he examined “Old Betsy”
carefully and found her in fine fix, but
on looking up his ammunition found
that he had not a grain of powder or an
ounce of shot.
An old darky standing near by saw
his dilemma. He had just returned
from town with a gallon of pure com
whisky, and, says he, “Mars’ Bink, let’s
soak the next lot of corn in the whisky,
an if dey eat dat dey is sho’ drunk.”
Bink caught on. The result was he
found a flock of sixteen fine wild tur
keys on a high old drunk, and with his
walking stick soon killed the whole
flock.—Albany (Ga.) Herald.
Something New in Peanut Roasters.
“Peauutta, machina roasted!” said an
Italian peanut vender in the Bowery
yesterday to a group of people who stood
around a small model of a working
steam engine, to which he pointed with
pride. The steam engine had a little
metal manikin turnkig a glass cylinder,
and the engine puffed and turned out the
roasted peanuts in a stream. The ma
chine looked too costly a toy for the
Italian to own. It evidently is an ex
periment, and means an eruption of pea
nut roasting machines in every sheltered
nook down town. The Italian did a fine
trade, the novelty of the contrivance at
tracting nearly every passerby, and
about one out of every five became a
purchaser.—New York Sun.
A Chance for Inventor*.
A prize of 3,000 francs has been offered
by Baron Leon de Lenval, of Nice, to
the inventor of the best application of
the principles of the microphone in the
construction of a portable apparatus for
the improvement of hearing in deaf peo
A Workingman’s Words.
If philosophers and statesmen would
write as plain and good English as Fred
"Woodrow, an alleged workingman,
writes in The Century, then they might
make some impression on mankind. Mr.
Woodrow addresses some advice to work
ingmen out of his own experience and
observation. He believes that co-oper
ative stores would enable poor people to
get their supplies at wholesale rates. Fur
ther, profit sharing in the industries will
be the next step up. Workingmen, Mr.
Woodrow says, are at present ignorant
PEOPLE’S TARTY I’AFldl, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1892.
of the manipulation of money and of
business management Byway of ob
taining certain kinds of enlightenment
at least he recommends to them to think
about the following pointe:
We have made some considerable to do about
what we ought to have. Do we ever stop to
think of how much we throw away? We think
of our thin slice of beef, our pat of sausage
meat and our red herring—never too much and
sometimes not enough—but how often is it
that we scratch our heads over the dimes and
dollars we drop in our mugs of beer? We ob
ject to a cut in our wages, and have hard
words for such employers as from greed or ne
cessity reduce a worker’s weekly pay, but do
we not do the same thing when we beat a shoe
maker o.ut of a quarter for soleing our shoes
and underpay the teamster that hauls our coal
and wood? We complain of being left off the
slate by statesmen and politicians, aud of hav
ing to pay taxes to bribe aidermen and make
millionaires of contractors, but do we see. to it
that when we deposit a ballot we cast it for a
good man, aiid.pot for a rogue? And are there
not more time and thought given as to what
horse will win a race than as to what kind of
man we want at Washington.
We find fault with corporations for depress
ing labor values when the market is full of
idle hands, but do we not crack the same kind
of whip when we compel a contractor in the
middle of an. important contract to give us
higher wages or dad himself left out in the
cold? We have something to say about being
left out of some classes of society by reason of
blue jeans and thick shoes, but do we not do
the same thing with our poorer neighbor who
has a room less in his house than there is in
ours and more patches in his coat than we can
show. Soberly speaking, would there not be
fewer paupers in the poorhouse had they taken
care of what they once had, and fewer insol
vent grocers if we paid our debts, fewer fools
and more wise men in our city councils and
our congresses had. we spent more time with
our ballots aud books than with billiards and
Bicycle Mail Delivery.
Tn an interview Postmaster General
Wanamaker, in the Indianapolis Jour
Free postal delivery in the rural dis
tricts is coining some time. The gov
ernment does not give the farmer his
share of the benefits of the mails. In
another year, I think, the postoffice de
partment will bo self sustaining, and I
think the time will then be ripo for the
inauguration of the free delivery of
mails in the rural districts. The plan,
however, is feasible only where there
are good roads, because it involves tho
use of bicycles. lam glad to know your
state is beginning to show an interest in
It is quite possible, with roads passa
ble at all seasons of tho year, to operate
the rural delivery system, and also col-'
lect the mails from the boxes piqued
along tho road. Thero aro some parts
of rural districts near Philadelphia
which might have the delivery now if
there were money to equip such service.
We aro using bicycles in Washington
with good success in deliveries as well
as collections. It is entirely feasible
and also proper to extend every advan
tage of our mail service to the farmers.
Breaking Up a Square.
A discussion seems to be going on as to
whether an infantry square can be broken
by a charge of men on foot or on horse
back. To’’the nonmilitary mind this
would seom impossible, provided that
the square is properly formed. But I
read the other day that the French in
Dahomey cast melinite bombs into an
intrenchment of the enemy, with the re
sult that the assailants themselves had
to fall back in order not to be destroyed
by the suffocating fumes.
Is this a fact or an effort of the jour
nalistic imagination? If tho former,
what is to prevent melinite being fired
into any dense mass of men on a battle
field, whether in square or in any other
formation, and emitting such fumes
that the square would cease to exist?
Admitting tho truth of the statement, it
seems to me likely to render war so ex
ceedingly dangerous a pastime that few
sano human beings will be willing to
engage in it. —London Truth.
Royalty’* Reception Room.
The grand reception room at Windsor
castle is at present in the hands of the
workmen, who are executing a process
of redecorating and regilding. This
magnificent chamber is ono of the state
apartments, but last year it was used as
a greenroom for both opera comique and
grand opera, when various companies
by royal command gave entertainments
in the Waterloo chamber.
Thero are six sujjerb pieces of old
Gobelin tapestry on the walls, illustrat
ing tho story of Jason aud the golden
fleece, and in the fine gothic window
which overlooks the home park and Eton
college stands a hug© vase made en
tirely of Russian malachite, which was
presented to tho queen by the Czar
Nicholas of Russia. The ceiling and
the cornices are richly carved and
gilded, and the room is lighted by four
enormous candelabra of ormolu and cut
glass.—Paris American Register.
Two Hundred Years Ago.
There was celebrated recently in the
the town of Danvers, Mass., the 200th
anniversary of the death of Rebecca
Nurse, who was hanged in Salem in
1692 on account of her religious con
victions and because she would not con
fess to being a witch. Her body was
stolen from the gallows by her sons and
hidden in au unmarked grave. It is
only recently that some of her descend
ants have unveiled a memorial tablet
in honor of the forty persons who main
tained her innocence before the New
England court that tried her.—Harper's
The Coming Car.
We believe that cable road practice
has reached the stage where but little
room is left for improvement. They
have been developed, improved and
operated by the best engineering skill
which the country affords. Nearly all
are on a good dividend paying basis;
but whatever the past experience of the
two systems has been, or whatever the
present status of the two may be, we are
only voicing the convictions of well in
formed engineers when we say that
electric systems will continue to increase
in efficiency (by which is meant earning
capacity) until all rivals are distanced,
and only one method of rapid transit is
recognized—the electric car.—Electrical
Something About Orange*.
It is orange season again, and those
who are fond of them are very glAd to
get their favorite fruit once more. It is
possible to buy oranges at any season of
the year, and as nearly everybody likes
them there is a steady demand for the
fruit all the year round. But the orange
months have always been from Decem
ber until May. Oranges ai*e sweet then
and very juicy.
This year, however, it has been discov
ered that oranges cau be easily brought
all the way from Brazil, and as the Brar
zilian oranges are at their best in No
vember there is a plenty of them to be
found now.— >
OF A WORN-DOWN SYSTEM?
MADE OUT OF
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\ , HAS
THE • . .
OF FIFTY YEARS.
FROM THE BLOOD.
BUILDS UP AND
THE ENTIRE BODY.
Give It a Trial.
Beats Any of the Complicated
Nostrums Now Being
Palmed Off On The Public!
Contains No Ingredient
Injurious To The Throat, As
So Many Other Proprietary
FOR SALE BY
Ur. G.W. Durham,
THOMSON, GEORGIA. -
SI.OO Per Bottle.
BOYLAN & FAGAI
100 Whitehall street and 152 Decatur street.
y 6 have made extraordinary efforts this season to place before the pu" I|
fL LL LINE of everything carried by a first-class DRY GOODS and CLOTIa
HOL SE at PRICES that CANNOT BE BEATEN. We give below a few sp*
mens of what we are doing. Read and be convinced.
Ladies’ Lace Glove Grain, 75. up.
Men s Whole Stock Calf Shoes, unlined, at $1.25
Meu’s Fine Bals for SI.OO pair.
A Full Line of Gainesville Shoes, In Ladies’.
Children's and Gents'.
We are Agents for the Celebrated James Means
Boys’ Wool Hats from 25 cents up.
Men’s Wool Hats from 40 cents up to the very
best grade in fur.
All Wool filled in all colors, 0 cents.
BOYLAN & FAGAN,IOO Wh
AT AND BELOW COST,
FOR SIXTY DAYS.
Having bought the Stock of C. J. Fortson’s at a Greatly Re
duced Price, I offer it for sale
AT AND BELOW COST TO PEOPLE’S PARTY PEOPLE
Trading in Thomson. I extend a cordial invitation to all, before trading
elsewhere, and assure them of fair treatment.
I have a lot of BAGGING that I will gladly sell to the farmer for
than it can possibly be delivered. The best 2 pound piece bagging at
100 pounds Granulated Sugar for $5,50.
A nice line of Gentlemen’s Ready Made Suits at factory cost.
Splendid line Gentlemen’s latest style Hats at cost.
A good line of Shoes and Boots at cost.
A large lot of good Trunks and V alises at your own price.
Fifty barrels roller ground patent Flour at $4.00 per barrel.
Call early before the stock is too badly broken.
O. s. LEE, Successor to C. J. Fortson.
THOMSON,’ - - - GEORGIA,
WHEN IN THOMSON, GO TO
H. A. BURNSIDE'S,
WHERE YOU CAN BUY ANYTHING YOU WANT.
Best Shoe Stock in Town. Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats and Notions. Also
a Select Stock of Groceries. The Best Tobacco for the Least Money.
In fact, a dollar gets a hundred cents’ worth every time. Come and
see. We will be glad to show you our stock.
H- A- BURNSIDE,
NEW OFFER! k
Mr. Watson’s Book has been
received at this office.
Any one sending us $1.40
can get a copy of the book and
this paper for one year.
The Book will be given as a PRE
MIUM with CLUBS OF FIVE
SUBSCRIBERS who pay each ONE
DOLLAR for an annual subscription
to this paper.
A Prize Picture Puzzle.
EXPLANATION, — The following picture contains four faces, a man and his three daughters
Any one can find the nian’s face, but it is not so easy to distinguish the faces of the three young ladies.
The picture was published in a few newspapers some time ago, and attracted considerable attention io
our standard remedies. .We now offer a new prize competition in connection with it. As the sole object
is to introduce our medicines into new homes, those who entered the former competition are requested
not to compete in this one. As to the reliability of “The Ford Pi!! G 0.," and the estimation in which their
medicines are held in Toronto, Canada, where they are best known, patrens are referred SO the Gaily
newspapers, wholesale druggists aud leading business bouses geuerally of JoroatQk
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pro ? r ‘«tors “The Ford PH! Co ," will give *n elegant pair of SheVfirtd PfihlO®»
vatfiage and. Harness, valued at S6OO, (delivcrea free in any part of the United States,
i J zric person who can rnaxe out the three daughters’ faces. To the second will be given an ciegant
i-Ady’s Cold Watch, set in sapphires and diamonds. To the third will be given a P air
genuine Diamond Ear~rinfXß. To the fourth will be given a handsome China plnnOF
Svrv.Ce, lothejf/zA will be given a Kodak Camera. TotherfrfA, aSwiss Wlusio
. iO the mwkM, a French Mantel Clock- To the eighth, an elegant Banquet
1 o the ninth, a pair of CrOWF) Defijy V BSC9. To the tenth, a complete L@VVn
I ■eOiliiS Set, and many other prizes in order of merit. Every competitor must cut out toe above
*’ a M I o Picture,” distinguish the three girls’ faces by marking a cross with a lead pencil on each,
n- 1 enc same with 15 U. S. two-cent stamps for one of the following “Prize Remedies:
••ut Us Prize Fills,” “Ford's Prize" Catarrh Remedy,” or “Ford’s Prize
f „-->•* Cure.” Select any one of the above remedies you desire. Address “Tit© Fora
1 C 0.,” Cor. Wellington & Bay Sts., Toronto, Cartaaa. .The. person whose envelope ts
Mmn.-kid first will be awarded the first prize, and t’:e others in order of merit. As this acver
iisement appears simultaneously throughout the United States, every one has an equal oppor
-1 ;ity. To the person sendingthe last correct answer wiil be given an ciegant Upriglit Concern
tiring Plano, valued atSSOO.OO. To the .first person from the fhrfsendinga correct answer
will b»; given a gentleman’s fine Uoltl “Sandoz” 'Watch, which strikes the hours and quarter
hours on small cathedra! gong at pleasure, and valued at &300.D0. To the ssccndfrom the last, a
first-chns Safety Ricycle, pneumatic tire. To the third from the last, afirst-class English Snot«
gun. To the fourth from the last, a suite of Parlor Furniture. To the fifth from thetorf, a
handsome Silver Tea Service. To the xz’.rZ/i from the Ziw/, an elegant Piano Lamp. Io th®
seventh from the last, a handsome pair of Portieres. To the eighth from the last,. a genuine
English leather travelling Trunk. To the «r«/A front the last, two pieces of genuine rrenca
fetat uary, and many other prizes ia order of merit.
G SPECIAL PRIZES EACH STATE.
anißißiiiißi r T —IBM ®iTH~r~~‘ - “ ' r ■ f ' ■ imrn—n* l —
tnecial prize of a Silk Dress Pattern (sixteen yards, any color), or a first-class
Sewing' Machine (any make desired) will be given to the first person in each State in the
U. S. who can make cut the three daughters’faces. .We shall give away 200 valuable prize®,
besides special prizes, (if there should be so many sending correct answers.) ho charge is made tor boxing
and packing of prizes. The names of the leading prize winners will be published m connection with our
advertisement in leading newspapers next month. Extra premiums v. ill be given to only those waoara
willing to assist in introducing our medicines. Nothing is charged for the prizes m any way. 1 her
are absolutely given away tointrcduce and advertise “ Ford’s Prize Remedies, ” which are stand
ard medicines, and will be used in every family for years where they have been once introduced. All
prizes will be awarded strictly in order of merit, and with perfect satisfaction to the pubhe. due remeOie®
will be sent by mail, postpaid, and prizes free oi duty*
A WATCH FOR EVERY CORRECT AXSUTO. ’
An extra premium of a genuine “Fearloss” Watch, (stem winder,) willbeawarded to
person wiioseuds a correct answer w ithin 30 days after this advertisement appears, in case they shoiq
L fortunate enough to secure one of the larger prizes. That ts, it any one can find the three feed
enclose them within 30 days from the time this advertisement appears tn the newspaper, the
guaranteed either one of the leading prizes,.or an extra premium of a watch ° n •
Sfo answer will be noticed that does not contain 30 cents for one of Ford 8 Prize Remedies
Address THE FORD PILL CO, “37," Cer. Wellington & Bay Sts., Toronto, Canada
All Wool fielled in all colors, 10 cents.
All Wool filled in all colors, 12H cents.
In this Department we arc beyond comparison
Children’s Wool Suits from 75 cents to $1.25.
Men’s Good Wool Sults at $4.00, §4 25. §4.50 and
§5.00, an allfwool suit that cannot be bought
elsewhere at less than $7.50.
Pants at 50c. worth 75c.
Pants at 75c. worth §I.OO.
Pants at. SI.OO worth $1.50.
It will pay any person needing Pants to givtf
’is a call before purchasing.
teliall street and 152 Decatur Street.
TVTOTICE.— CHUFERS FOR SALE.
JL x The cheapest hog feed a man can
raise. For further particulars apply to
W. S. Kinard Draueville, (Ja.
' DR. SPICER,
Will give a written guarantee to cure
the following diseases without pain and
I without inconvenience from busniess, or
will forfeit from SSO to $l5O for each and
everv case he nndert akes:
I DISEASES OF RECTUM—PiIes, Fis
sures, Rectal ulcers, Fistula and Rectal
strictures. Genito-Urinary diseases.
I All diseases of the Bladder. Varicocele
and Hydrocele. Diseases of Women,
Headaches, Sleeplessness, Indigestiion,
Nervous prostration, Owwian troubles-
Inflammation and Displacements. Rup'-
ture, whether partial or complete. Con-
I sultation is invited and free.
JAMES SPICER, M. D. ‘
Rooms 4 and 5, 48 Wall st.,opp. Union
depot. Atlanta, Ga.