IHE ATHENS BANNER: TUESDAY SlORNINfcr JTJLT 7,1891
COD BLESS ATHENSl
Athens will have no bar rooms.
A majority of tbe voters of Clarke
county have said it, and it is law.
The prohibition campaign of 1891 is
a thing of the past. The bright son
will rise this morning and beam down
a peaceful benediction upon a reunited
people, for the battle has left not a scar
Blessed be the people of Athens that
they can shake hands across the chasm
that yawned with the excitement of
yesterday and say to each otber with
happy countenances this day:
“it.t. that ought to bk forgiven in
FORGINEH, AND BACH ONB IS ACCORDED
HIS OWN VIEWS.”
IH DETERMINED T
Often this season I have set you to wondering how can MAX JOSEPH sell goods at suchjridiculous low^
MAX JOSEPH’S lively week it will be called. Twenty Extra Silesia dies put on the list to assist- ”
selling price put on.
Now be amazed ! THIS WEEK you will
never f 0r .
Every article in the house re-marked, re-arranged, and in plain figures tb
THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRACY-
The late agitation in the Western
States looking to the formation of a
new party, pretending to be for tbe
good of the farmer and the laboring
man, may cause the democratic and
republican parties in a few States
oat there some alarm. It is true
that this scheme meets with some
good favor beyond the Mississippi
It is true that men are leaving tbe
republican party and the democratic
party to enter this new political band
before the campaign of ’92 ; and it
may he true that the democratic
party is going to suffer at the hands
of these people.
But in the light of all these possi
bilities and facts, this assertion may
he put down as a foregone conclu
sion, that the democracy of the South
is as solid and as safe this day in
tbe hands of the Farmers’ Alliance
as it was when Jeffersonian princi
pies came to us a blessed heritage
from our forefathers with the down
fall of British tyranny in this land.
The Banner is in receipt of letters
almost daily from the promoters of
this third party out West asking
that its influence be used towards se
curing a fusion of the Farmers’ Al
liance of Georgia with the third par
ty. We have every reason to know
that so far from being a parly for the
good of the farmers ot the Sontb,
this people’s party will be run solely
for the interest of the shop laborers
and foreigners in the Central and
Western cities. The Laborer’s Un>
ions are more favorable to uie third
party than the Alliance even in the
North and West, and so long as
there are differences in the interests
ot these organizations, just so long
will it be dangerens for the Farmers’
Alliance to be tied up in the same
bag with the other Unions.
But we feel no fear for the Alii
ance or for the democracy ot the
South. The poor oppressed farmers
of Georgia have 'Buffered much since
the reign of monopolistic oppression
began just after the war. They have
been bound down like Prometheus
chained in adamantine bonds upon
the craggy peaks of Mount Parnas
sus, and have had the hungry vul
tures gnawing upon their vitals year
after year. They have paid precious
tribute to Northern money powers,
and have surely been taught patience
in a better school than Job, awaiting
the dawn ot a brighter day.
But during this long dark night,
the honest-hearted farmers of the
South have not once yielded up their
honor. Not one spark of patriotism
has died out in the Sunny South even
at the stern test of abject poverty
and despair and in many cases it
may be of almost starvation itself.
No; the farmers have sold their pro
duce by necessity for a shameful
price, but they still hold honor and
patriotism at the price paid for it by
our democratic forefathers who died
for democratic principles that they
may come, a blessed heritage to us.
The Alliancemen of the Sooth are
the best citizens of the South. There
statesmen among them—all are
patriots. No influence in all Yan-
leedom can be brought to bear upon
lem that will make them forsake
their democracy for republicanism in
any shape, especially at this hour
whea the star of tbe democracy is ift
le ascendant. ■
on tbe leaders of the third
the Georgia Leg.
i convoked in Atlanta
cslon. For two months
tlio law-makers will
elr hair and puzzle
Dress G-oods and "White Goods.
THE GRAND FEATURE FOR THIS WEEK.
All tbe Figured Musiins at 1-Jc. per yd.
A new lot of White Lawn at lc. a yd.
All the fine Figured Mull at 3£c. now.
All the Plaid Challies at 2£c. to close.
All the fine Wide ChaUies at 5 cents;
All the fine Tissues,15 cent grade at 3c
All the fine 15 cent. Zephyr Ginghams at 5 cents;
All the yard wide 20 cent Llama Cloth at 7 cents,
All the Fruit Bleaching at 6£ cents,
Two cases new Palmetto Fans at 1 cents apiece.
30 pieces new French 15 cent. Satteen at 5J cents;
One small lot fine Sea Is’and at 4c.
One lot 6c. Bleaching at 2 cents a yard.
LACE CURTAINS.—Your attention is called to these. The early caller
will reap the benefit. The quantity limited.
23 pairs elegant 1 25 Lace Curtains at 65 cents a pair.
26 paiis Ecru 1 75 Lace Curtains at 75 cents a pair; —
21 pairs White 1 75 Lace Curtains at 75 cents a pair;
22 pairs White very nice 2 25 Lace Curtains at 1 00,
16 pairs E -ru or White Lace Curtains, real value 3 00 a pair, only 1 50;
19 Snowflake heavy Counterpanes, worth 2 50 only 1 00;
13 doz.Nubian dye,warranted fast color 20c. black Ladies Hose at 7£c. a pair.
8 fancy embroidered black Mud Robes, value 6 50 to 8 00; only 1 75;
6 Black Embroidered finest quality Mull Robes, worth 8 50, at 2 00.
Only 1 cent a yard for Lawns;
Only 118 cents a yard for Figured Muslins;
Only 2 tents a yard for Bleaching;
Only 2£ cents a yard for Black Check Lawn;
Only 2£ cents a yard for Fine Satteens;
Only 2^ cents a yard for Calicoes; „
Only 2^ cents a yard for Challies;
Only 3£ cents a yard for Challies.
Only 3 cents a yard for Bleaching;
Only 50 cents a pair for $1 00 Slippers;
Only 85 cents a pair for 1 75 Button Shoes;
Only 1 00 a pair for 2 25 Lace Shoes;
Only 75 cents a pair for 2 00 Boy’s Patent Oxfords;
Only 1 00 a pair for Men’s Patent Oxfords;
Only 1 cent a piece for Palmetto Fans;
Only 5 cents a piece for Folding Fans;
Only 1£ cent8 a paper for paper Pins;
Only 2 cents a paper for Needles;
Only 2J cents for Spoo 1 of Thread—only one dozen to each customer.
Only 25 cents for Corsets;
Only 2 cents for Handkerchiefs;
Only 4 cents for Mer-’s Hose;
Only 5 ce<>ts for Ladies’ Hose;
Only IJ cents for White Linen Tape;
Only 5 cents for paok-ge Kick Rack Braid;
Only 2 cents for Crochet Medals;
Only 3 cents for fine Rubber Combs;
O ly 3£ cents for a Toilet Soap;
Only 5 cents for Pearl Dress Buttons;
Only 5 cents for Linen Spool Thread;
Only 6$ cents tor flue NV ide Scrim ;
Only 7 cents for Silk Spoo. Thread, best;
Only 3 cents for large Palmetto Fans;
Only 20 cents for fancy Worked Fans;
Only 65 cents for Gloria Umbrellas;
0"ly 6 cents for Outing Flannel;
Only 5 cents for Mattrass Ticking,
Only 11-2 cents for Challies.
Only 3 cents lor yard wide Pine Apple Tissues;
Only 2 cents for Cambrics.
Only 2 1-2 cents fur tine Satteens.
Only 4 cents for Sea Island.
Only 2 cents for Figuied Muslin.
Only 21-2 cents for Lace Scrim.
Only 3 cents tor Polca dot Tissue, yard wide.
Oaly 4 cents for Cretonne yard wide Curtain;
Only 2 1-2 cents for Bleaching;
Only 6 3-4 c. for Bleaching, better than Fruit,
Only 4 cents for Challies ;
Only 7 1-2 cents for Llama Cioth;
Only 3 1-2 cents for Check Nainsooks:
only 3 cents for Black Check Lawn ;
only 8 12 cents for Black Lace Mull;
only 6 l-2cts for black Satin Striped Lawn;
only 10 cts for black Organdies, 45 inch wide,
only 10 cents for black 45 inch bordered Lawn ;
only 10 cts. for white 45 inch lace bordered Lawn;
only 6 1-2 cents fiw Zephyr Ginghams.
only 5 cents for Fine Dress Ginghams;
only 6 cenls for line French Satteen;
only 7 cents for double width tine Lace Scrim
only 1 1*4 cents each for handkerchiefs;
only 5 cunts for line hem-slitched handkerchiefs-
Only 65 cents for gold cap or nickel crook handle p, .
Black Parasols 24 inch;
Only 25 cents for Gents Outing Shirts;
Only booked at 20 cents for fine Balbriggan Sox Silk •
only 25 cents lor black plated Silk Sox; ’
only 40 cents for black silk Sox;
only 50 cents for black silk Sox, finest made,
only 25 cents for Ladies Lisle Ingrain Hose;’
only 18 cents for Children’s ribbed seamltss Hose-
only 1 cent each for Palmetto Fans;
only 3 cents for Satin Palm Fans, largest size,
only 5 cents for 12 inch folding Fans;
only 10 cents for white parchment Fans;
only 10 cts. for heavy gold and silver heavy paper Fi»
only 1 50 for silk Umbrellas; ‘ ' r
only 2 50 lor best make silver nailed handle Foil
Clogg make Silk Umbrellas;
only 10 cents lor Gent’s gauze Undershirts,
only 25 cents for Gent’s Balbriggan Undershirts;
only 43 cents for special bargain German table cloths
only 21 cents for Turkey red Table Cloths;
only 50c, for Ladies’ Chemises, embroidered and tucked
Only 68 cents for V shaped front Chemise, trimmed
embroidery or lace.
only 18 cents for fine Muslin Corset Covers;
only 60 cents for handsome embroidered Corset cover-
only 1 00 for Men’s Patent Oxfords;
only 2 25 for Men’s patent hand-sewed Oxfords;
only 1 50 for Men’s hand-sewed patent Opera Pumps;
only 50c. for Men s Tennis Oxfords ;
only 1 00 for Ladies Calf Skin Russet Oxfords;
only 90 cents for fine Dongola Ladies Button Shoes;
only 5 cents for 4 papers Pins;
only 2£ cents a card for Agate Buttons.
only 15c. for large bottles fine Cologne
only 5 cents for fine cream Toilet Soap.
The kind Ladies will do well to lay all work aside, and take your time when you come to this Grand Bargain Sale. Stay one or two hours at the store, look carefully through and
see those Bargains. A large quantity of these Bargains are pinned to the ceilings, which can scarcely escape your notice. The prices are plainly marked on them This great work
is done for your own convenience. An extra force of Saleladies has been arranged for the week. Most Respectfully, s
their brain with questions whicii
confront tbe people of Georgia de
manding a satisfactory solution.
There is not tttuch however for
the legislature to d(V this summer.
The question of giving money for a
State exhibit at the World’s Fair is
one matter that will come up for cod
Tbe W. & A. vexation and trouble
is all over. There is no senatorial
congest excitement, no offices to fill,
and bat little to do except pass bills
of a local nature mostly.
But there is always enough of even
this to keep tbe boys in their seats
for a month or two and the legisla
tors cannot hope to finish their work
nntH the middle of August.
We wish the boys all the pleasure
that may be found working such
weather as this.
The Georgia Alliance is an alii a
ance of democrats, an alliance of
statesmen, an alliance of patriots.
Mb. Parnell was 45 years old last
Sunday, but the chances are that he
fe t considerably older.
Nothing succeeds like success,and
the success of the merchants of Ath
ens is all folly deserved.
Sociallt speaking Athens is qoiet
and dull; but politically—don’t men
Real estate continues to boom in
Athens will soon have a thorough
1 Lookout for a change in the weaths
A SVNDICATB with $1,000,000 is
about to experiment witu cocoanut
and sngar-raising on a 112,000 acre
farm in Florida. It is only an ex*
peri men t, bat under any circnm*
stances Florida will be the gainer.
If it succeeds it will be a source of
much wealth to the State, while if it
fails it will be the means of putting
considerable money in circulation.—
Chairhan Brice, of the National
Democratic Committee has warned
the democrats to prepare for a fight,
and urges immediate organization of
the committee. The republicans are
well in line, their clubs are a source
of etrtngth and Chairman Bbyce
thinks that the democrats should
have like societies. Organization
should be effected at once.
When a citizen of Atlanta visits
otber cities and sees beaatiful parks
and drives and asphalt pavements,
be asks himself when will a city
council of Atlanta have the public
spirit and nerve to improve our own.
Same applies to Athens.
In yesterday’s Banner by a slip of
tbe type credit was not given the
Sandusky Register for its admirable
story about the Georgia editors in
McKinley’s friends in Ohio claim
an overwhelming. majority for the
high tariff leader, but the election is
a tew weeks distant yet
Now that the pio'iibition campaign
is at and end the thermometer will
please go to its hole in the ground.
The sun shone a little hot yester
day, but there was a breeze under
the trees before the court house door
all day long. _
Athens voters know bow to keep
Good showers—let them come
Now let ns breathe easy. Do.
Ah there my blazer'
BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR
CATARRH JrHAT CONTAIN
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucous surfaces. Such articles
should never be used except on pre
scriptions from reputable physicians, as
the damage they will do Is ten fold to
the good you can possibly derive from
them. Hall’s Catarrh Cure manufac
tured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo.
O.. contains no mercury, and is taken
internally, and acts directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the sys
tem. In buying Hall’s Catarrh Cure
be sure you get the genuine. It is tak
en internally, and made in Toledo,
Ohio, by F J. Cheney & Co.
2#“SoId by Druggists, price 75o. per
Fourth Estate Fellows.
A Georgia Editor says: There is sup
posed to be no strife beyond tbe grave,
>ut it seems that there u plenty of it in
There is but one burg in which we
would like to summer - such weather as
this the iceberg.—Athens Banner.
This pun is excusable. Athens is
now in the seething, boiling cauldron
of a red hot prohibition campaign.—
And now that the eampaign is over
we gracefully retract.
Editor Pleas. Stovall ought to go
away for a rest. The fellow will lose
some of his reputation f6r brightness if
he attempts to stay in Augusta all sum
. Frank Longfellow Stanton, of the
Billville Banner is soon to have out
that long promised poetical romance en
titled, “Sweet Gal o’ Lee.”
There are some papers in Georgia that
are powerful easy to edit—if the . scis
sors are _ not too dull.—Tribune-of-
Macon’s water tftday is fit only fo
making brick.—Macon Evening News.
The Macon Brewery, therefore, must
be doing an immense business—eh?
W. Trox Bankston says that he would
like to jump on the Alliance with both
feet of a Chicago girl. But Troxie
couldn’t harm the Alliance even then.
When Col. Leonidas Livingston en
tered the new ground in Mississippi, he
found it already stumped, by George 1
A SUDDEN DEATH.
CaPt. A. A. Winn, of Guyton, Dies
Capt. A. A. Winn, of Guyton, Geor
gia, died Thursday night at eleven
o’clock of pulmonary hemorrhage.
He was the Constitution correspond
ent at that place and had sent a special
to Atlanta a few minutes before about
a big Alliance meeting. In j jit fifteen
mlnuteB aftei that telegram was receiv
ed in Atlanta came another. It read:
Guyton, Ga , July 2:—Capt. A. A.
Winn died suddenly of pulmonary hem
orrhage at half past eleven o’clock.
Capt. Winn was a first cousin of Capt.
C. G. Talmadge ahd Capt JoliuE.Tal-
madge of this city, in his infancy he
lost his mother, and was reared to man
hood by Mrs. W. A. Talmadge.
ALL DAY AT PRAYER.
What the Ladles Did on Election Day.
While the voters were battling for su
premacy at tbe polls, the ladies were
doing their work in a quieter, a gentler
and a holier way.
At six o’cluck ou election morning
the bell of the First Methodist Church
summoned therii to prayer.
Several hundred came to bow down
and ask at the bands of God a prohibi
tion victory. As each hour passed the
bell rang out to remind tbe prohibition
voters that the wiver, and mothers, and
sisters, and daughters of Athens were
praying for them.
Every uow and then some would de
part and others would go in. They
would sing and pray and
cry and talk. The communion
with the Most High was not brokent
during tbe a hole day and not ntii af
ter the polls closed was the service
Some were there whose sons were
addicted to drink, Some whose hus
bands were afilicted with that
curse, some whose dear relatives
had been gathered in by tbe Rum Fiend.
They prayed and prayed.
Were their prayers answered ? Answer
prohibition majority of eleven.
It was a touching scene andoueno
soon to be forgotten by those who wit
Hot and Dry.—From all sections of
country comes the report that farmers
are much alarmed at the prolonged
drought. The hot sun and wind com
bine to make the disastrous weather for
tbe growing crops.
THE HANGING OF GEORGE WASH
INGTON IN ATLANTA.
SCENES AT TRE JAIL.
Fulton’s First Hanging In Twenty
Years—The Murderer Dies Profess
ing Religion and a Hope of Here
after-How he Met His Fate.
Atlanta, Ga., July 3.—[Special.]—
George Washington was hungin this
At two minntas past one o’clock the
drop fell and in nine minutes he was
He was somewhat nervous in the
morning and aBked the jailer for a
drink. Jailer Faith gave him a drink
His brothers oame in to see him be
fore he was hung.
To the ministers he professed religion
and a hope of the hereafter.
At twelve o’clock and fifty minutes
he mounted the gallows. After a few
remarks and prayer by the minister,the
black cap was puc over his face, tbe
noose adjusted, and at two minutes past
one the trigger was pressed, the trap
fell and the murderer swung from the
In nine minutes he was pronounced
His body was cut down and turned
over to his relatives.
This W >s Fulton s first hanging in ity
last twenty years, and it was it^ pri
thb history of the crime.
On the night of October 7th George
Washington, Ben Oliver and another
n°gro were standing on tbe corner of
Fraser and Richardson street.
A negro woman came along and spoke
te the group.
Soon afterwards there was load
quarrelling between Washington
and Oliver, and Washington,
who had a Winchester, rifle
in bis hand, stepped across Frazer street * 1
“I am going to lose every ball in my
Winchester on Summerhill to-night.”
With this he- raised the rifle and
pointed it towards Oliver. V
Oliver threw up an umbrella and
“Don’t point that gun at me!”
In another instant Washington had
pulled the trigger, and Oliver leU to
the ground a corpse.
Colonel Yancby’s Unieorm.—Lieut
Colonel Gondloe Yaucey, of the Ninth
Georgia, is playing in hard lack with a
new uniform that he has never seen.
He ordered it several weeks ago and
has received notification of its shipment
an even half dozen times, but always
has he haunted the express office in
vain. The colonel is a clever, patient
man, but he is beginning to contem
plate something rash. He has to drill
his regiment in a citizen’s dre«s, and of
course, being the possessor of a grace
ful military air, he does not feel so'much
at home outBide of his uniform.—At
A GREAT COMMENCEMENT.
Harmony Grove Enjoys her Annual
— Session of Gayety.
Harmony Grove, Ga., July 3.—[spe
cial,]—Now that the commencement
exercises of the Harmony Grove High
School are over, we will give you a
brief resume of them since Monday
night. Tuesday night exercises con
sisted of music, recitations, declama
tions dialogues, tableaux, faroes and
the dumb bell drill.
While all of the participants did well,
we think honor mention is due Misses
Quillian and Stapler for their instru
mental solos, also to Messrs. Robt. Nix
and Marviu Gober for their declama
tions, and to little Miss Pauline Shan-
Kle for her beautiful song, “I Want to
be an Angel.” The negro song, “tfem
Chickens, da Roost too High,” by Prof.
Charles Walker, of Atlanta, simply
took the house by storm and v\ as hearti
ly encored by the immense audience.
The young ladies participating in tbe
dumb bell drill presented a most beauti
ful appearance as they gracefully and
easily went through the entire drill
without a single blunder.
Wednesday morning’s exercises con
sisted in declamations, recitations and
music. The speeches of Messrs. A. A.
OKelley, W. Brown, J. Johnson and
Louis Duval deserves especial mention
for their excellence, as do also the reci
tations of Misses C. Freeman, E. Power
ai d S. Hawks. The instrumental trio
by Misses Sbanle, Quillian and Power,
ard the instrumental duetto by Misses
Stokely and Bush were unusually goo !.
Wednesday night’s exercises closed the
commencement and consisted in such
“a feast f oreasons and flow of soul” as
has rarely if ever been enjoyed in Geor
gia, North of the Classic oity. The
speeches of Messrs. L. Davis, C. Scog
gins and D. W. McDonald, the reciata-
tious of Misses P Bush and Ladie Goss,
and the instrumental solo by Miss P.
Power and the instrumental trio enti
tled “The Sleigh Ride” by Misses Pow
er and Stapler and Mr. Grogan Shankle
were all of the. highest order of merit.
The laughable drama “From
Punkin Ridge” and the
side splitting song, “Dem
chickens da roost too high ’/ the latter
being repeated by special request, were
greatly enjoyed by the eutire audience.
Prof Euler B. Smith, President of La-
Grange college, then made a beautiful
address “Trifles.” This, address
abounded in wit aud wisdom and was a
filing finale :o all previous literary ef
forts during the commencement. Af
ter this lecture, Dr. Will Hardman de
livered tbe handsome prizes to the hap
py successful competitors in a few well
ebuseu words. The followidg prizes
were awarded: For punctuality, Miss
Evle Thurmond received a beautifully
bound edition of Lucile. For scholar
ship and general excellence, Master
Louis Duval received the handsomely
engraved gold medal offered by Mr. H.
O. Williford, of this place.
For Declamation: Mr. L. Da
vis received a very handsome
copy oi auakespenre, honorable men
tion being made of Mr. George Hub
bard. For- recitation:—Miss Pearl
Bush received a beautiful illustrated
edition of Paradise Lost. Miss Ladie
Goss received houorble mention for
best Piano solo, Miss Pearl Power re
ceived tbe elegant gold medal offered
bv Dr. Will Hardman, h norable men
tion being made of Miss Emma Stapler
For best progress in penmanship, a
competent committee of Athens gen
tlemen, uffer a close inspection of the
copies submitted awarded the gold me
dal offered by Prof. Stiefer to Master
From the above it will be observed
that Master Louis Duval, wbo is mlj
13 years old, received more prizes i),w
any one and we are informed that L«
fully deserved them. Out-hearty con
gratulations are extended to all vco
won, aud our sincere sympathies w
tendered to all who lost a prize.
Words of Endorsement for the Ban
The Atlanta Constitution has somt
kind and highly appreciated words for
the Banner concerning its stand nothe
prohibition question, (t says:
Tbe Athevs Ban.nkk, which has ill
along taken no sides in the ca^pa^a,
in its leading editorial of yesterday uyt
that as soon as the election is over, tee
people will at once pet together Mi-
work for the good of Athens
The Banner’s position has been en
dorsed by the conservative people oa
both sides. It has held ihe balance be
tween the sides, and has endeavored®
prevent the malice and bad Word that
is so aften stirred up in a camp'igD o'
this character. It has published tin
uews, aud has done more than auyining
else to keep down the bitterness oltM
GO TO ST PAUL.
Major Glessner Appoints ce of the
Editorial Represents', v s.
Awericus, Ga., July 3—j special ]—
Major W.L Glessner pursuant to the
resolution of the Geo re i a Press As®"
ciatiou has appointed Editor Kernses
Crawford of the Athens Bakxkr ooeot
the delegates to represent the Georgi*
Press Association at the convention ot
the National Press Association.
The convention is to be held in “
Paul, Minnesota July '.5th and will bo
one of the grandest editorial convec
tions the nation has ever known
Ea-h State will have two representa
tives, and it is said that some very im
portant and significant affairs will c0 ° #
It is thought by President Glessner
that Mr. Crawford will accept the ap
A Score Dead ; Two Score Wounded'
Ravenna, O-, July 3. [Spedal-H
The worst railroad accident that eve
occurred in this vicinity happened e*
at 3 o’clock this morning,
horrible calamity has fairly_
palled the town and neigh
hood. At three o’clock this morning
the NeW York, Lake Erie and WesU
railroad fast express bound tor -
York, while standing at the depo
waiting for orders, was crashed m
from the rear by a freight train.
The day coach on the rear of the t
was completely telescoped, and t 0
sleepers forward cook fire an
burned up. Nineteen passenger®
killed and-thirty-eigbt badly injure .
The Whistle CoNFU8Ei>.--it ^
been remarked that the wins J ^nd
the electric line are of the “ and
as those used by the “ a '*„ ca iych it**
that a person cannot tell » * ^
that’s coming when tj> e f Leri«ig fDS
The suggestion is made tbat the
of a bell would be the better