CHRISTMAS IS COM1NC.
Christinas is ooming, and meri
women and children are happy in
the contemplation of its joys and
Christmas is coming, and with it
will come a season of rejoicing and
thanksgiving in celebration of th“
birtb-day of the Son of God.
Christmas is coming and good-will
and peace will reign throughout the
earth, carrying the light of Chais«
tianity to many a darkened' home
and filling many a heart with that
gratitude and love which comes with
Christmas is coming; the children
—bless their hearts—will revel in
the delightful inspiration that comes
with the dreamy traditions of 44 Old
Santa Claus,” told again and again
at beditime with their dainty stock
ings all hanging in a row. May
every stocking be filled.
Christmas is coming, and the an*
atomy of National politics, like the
anatomy of the turkey, will be ban.
died by the Nation’s leaders in joyful
communication over the tables of the
modern lords and barons of this Re
public—all happy in the rest from
Christmas is coming, but some
where in this great world, right here
in Athens,perchance, there are lonely
hearts for whom the approaching
season will mean nought but mock
ery and bitter regret. Poor, naked
creatures, driven to unutterable de
spair by the cruel hand of poverty
and distress ; left by “ Death, the
poor man’s dearest friend” to bear
the ills of life ;—
God pity the poor on Christmas
A REGULAR FIASCO.
In accordance with law and cus
tom the President handed in his
message to Congress Monday, and
while it covered nearly every point
of interest, its weakness mast be an
admitted fact even by Mr. Harrison’s
most ardent admirers.
From beginning to end it is clear
ly the attempt very artfully made to
dodge the popular wrath which the
present administration has stirred
up, but the little inhabitant of the
White House might as well realize
the fact at once that he is talking to
the largest Democratic House in th e
history of the government, and that
the Republican Senate is not made
up of a set of numbskulls by any
Tbc message deals in general terms
with each subjects as the Behring
sea matter, the American bog and
the New Orleans lynching, and gives
a review of the Chilian affairs,
throughout all of which no special
credit is shown to be due the United
The burden of the message is con
cerning the McKinley tariff bill and
free silver, npbolding the former and
condemning the latter. It is useless
to oomment on this part of the mes
sage, as the American people have
already settled that question. They
demand tariff reform and free silver,
and Mr. Harrison’s little document
will be but a straw before the torrent
that will sweep protection from the
face of this country.
▲nd then the miserable little pup
pet of Republican tyranny advises
the passage of the Force bill. Per
haps it isn’t very consoling, however,
when he remembers that the native
city of the author of the Force bill
went Democratic in November and
that the State of Indiana will repu
diate him in 1892.
Bui hear him as he tries tapalliate
the thievery of the billion dollar con
gress and explain to an outraged
public why there is a deficit In the
treasury. The message reads;
The presence of a large cash sur»
plus in the treasury has for many
years been the subjebt of much un
favorable criticism and has furnished
a an argument to those who have de-
■ aired to place the tariff upon a purely
f revenue basis. J
It was agreed by all that the with-
I I drawal from circulation of so large
an amount of money was an embar
rassment to the business of the coun
try, and made necessary the inter-
:■ vention of the department at fre-
queut intervals to relieve threatened
monetary panics. The surplus on
March 1, 1889, was $183,827,190 29.
The policy of applying this sor-
lus to the redemption of the interest
ling securities of the United
was thought to be preferable
► that of depositing it without in
terest injselected national hanks.
Tnere have been redeemed since the
itioneJ of interest bear-
>$259,079 15.70, resulting
n of the annual interest
• of $11,081,(175. The money
SAVE YOUR DOLLARS. |MAX JOSEPH’S Clearance Sale. The Dollars Will Take CareofYoi
CLEARANCE SALE OF ODDS AND ENDS
for this gigantic sale. Remember, those leaders are only from 7 to 12 o'clock each forenoon.
They are almost like giving them
28 pieces corded Suitings,28 inches
wide, to close at 4 cents a yard.
18 piet es Broadway Snitings,hand-
some twill plaids to close at 7-J cents
62 pieces in one length, 10 to 14
yards each, flannel-back Reps, to
close at 7 cents per yard.
42 pieces Flancellettes for dresses,
very choice 20 cents goods, to close at
8£ cents per yard.
840 yards very fine 40 cents Cashs
mere, all colors, to close at 20 cents
12 pieces double-faced fleeced white
Flannels, 20c grade, at 8£c per yard.
14 pieces red flannel, 20c. grade at
8$ cts per yard;
13 pieces white twilled Canton
Flan’ el at 4 cents per yard.
60 pieces Calicoes, to close out at
34 cents per yard;
6 pieces double width Satteen Fou
lards, 20c grade at 10c. per yard;
9 pieces Drapery; 25 oents grade,
at 10 cents per yard;
4 pieces Drapery Plush, 40 cents
quality, at 18 cents per yard;
42 pieces various Flannels, worth
from 10 to 25 cents. Choice of any
at 7£ cents. Remember, only from
7 to 12 o’clock. No deviation from
13-pieces yard wide (no remnants)
but full pieces a yard aide, and some
42 inches wide at 4c per yard;
36 dress patterns, 42 inch double
width diagonal wool dress goods, 35c.
grade, to close out at 18c, per yard;
41 pieces (full pieces) single width
Diagonal Dress Goods,20 conts grade,
at 10 cents per yard; ....
900 yards Sea Island, good thick
quality, closely woven 8J cents grade
at 4J cents per yard;
112 Window Shades, fringed and
with spring fixtures, all complete, all
colors, to close out at 25 cents each; _
48 pairs Lace Curtains, 1 00 quali
ty, to close out at 50 cents a pair;
200 pieces good heavy Checks, to
close out at 4 cents per yard;
18 dozen good thick cotton towels,
12$c. grade, to c.ose out 6c. each.
Special Blanket Sale.
45 pairs Pride of the Market 10-4
Blankets, 2 00 grade, at 1 00 a pair,
68 .pairs white 10-4 Blankets, good
and heavy 1 75 grade at 85c. a pair;
42 pairs woolen dark Blankets, full
10 4 size, 1 50 quality, to close out
at 70 cents a pair,
22 pairs all wool scarlet Blankets,
3 60 prade at 1 75 a pair,
14 pairs white Bridal Blankets, all
wooi 5 00 grade, to close out at 2 75
12 pairs fancy borders, all lamb’s
wool very fine grade, extra large size
10 00 quality Valencias at 6 60 a p’r.
Extra Special Sale Comforts
Almost given away from 7 to 12 c’clk.
23 good Comforts, good calico fa
cings, heavy padded, at 50 cents;
41 heavy Comforts, turkey red
back, lull size 1 25 grade, to close out
at 70 cents apiece;
16 full 10-4 Reps, facing turkey
red lining, very heavy Lom.orts, 2 00
grade at 1 00. Your only chance
from 7 to 12 o’clock.
Special Grand Sale of
LADIEa & MEN’S UNDERWEAR
In Cotton or Wool.
One great job odds and ends to
All consummated into one lot, any
of the fleeced Coiton values, trom 40
cents to 1 00. Choice to select at 38
cents a piece.
All wool very fine grade Under
wear, qualities from 1 00 to 2 00.
Choice for any of these 68 cents
apiece, only irom 7 to 12 o’clock.
36 pieces woolen Jeans, 40c grade,
on.the Bargain table in the rear of the
store at 25 cents a yard.
A SWEEPING SALE OF SMALL
1000 papers gold eyed Needles, at
1 cent a paper;
500 papers mil count any size Pins
at I cent a paper.
School pads or so-called scratch
books at 1 cent apiece.
120 sheets good thick writing note
paper for 18 cents.
600 Memorandum Books with pen
cil attachment at 2 «. ents apiece.
1000 colored t-pool Thread at 2 els
150 cards Shirt buttons at 3 cents
600 pairs LadieB heavy black Hose
at 5 cents a pair;
300 pairs children’s or Misses very
f heavy quality black ribbed hose at 5
1 cents a pair;
216 pairs Men’s seamless Hose at >
7-J cents a pair;
300 pairs Men’s Hose at 4c a pair;
22 dozen extra quality Ladies full
regular seamless Hose, imported, wan
ranted not to stain, 35 cents grade, at
18 cents a pair;
1000 bordered handketch’fs at lc each
140 Shawl Straps, with wa nut han
dle, patent rollers, 50 cents grade at
15 cents each.
Special Sale Holiday 'roods,
all on Bargain Table.
Make the Children Happy.
SPECIAL DOLL SALE.
All washable Dolls with long hair
No common wax;
Lot 1. For &Uc dolls, with blonde
hair, to be sold at 25 cents;
Lot 2. For 75c dolls, with long
blonde hair, to be sold at 40 cents;
Lot 3. For I 25 Dolls, wiih fancy
long hair, to be sold at 60 ce. ts;
Come and get your choice, from 7
to 12 o'clock.
SPECIAL CLOAK SALE.
We are determined to give you such
Bargains in Reefers that wi 1 make
you cast your old Jackets aside, and
buy yourself a new one. Here goes:
All the 2 00 Jackets for 1 00;
All .he 3 50 Jackets for 2 00,
All the 5 00 Jackets fo* 2 00;
A few of the fur-trimmed Jackets
we sold for 10 00, 25 p. r ct discount
Great Reduction in Fur Gapes.
SURPRISING PRICES from 7 to
6 50 Fur Capes down to 4 50;
10 00 Astrachan Capes down to 6 50;
Come and take your size.
ANOTHER LICK IK GROCERIES.
Have a Merry Christmas at
my expense. Enjoy yourself,
eat and drink good at my ex
pense. The poor people could
not indulge in luxuries be
fore but they can now MAX
JOSEPH will supply you with
Fancy Groceries at prices that
wiD allow you to enjoy a good
holiday for a little money.
Come between 7 and 12 o’cPk
22 lbs granulated Sugar for 1 00-
lbs best Rio Coffee for 1 00- ’
3 ll-s fine Candy for 25 cents- ’
4 lbs French Mixture handy L
18 lbs Rice tor 1 00; J 60c
9 ca. s Fruits, vegetables and be,
nes for 1 00; r '
10 boxes Sardines for 50 cents-
2 lbs Pepper for 25 cents; ’
2 bottles catsup for 25 cents-
4 lbs Thurber’s 34 lvoasted ’( off™
for 1 00—fresh received on Fridav
1 flottle Queen Olives for 25c-
4 cans Alaska Salmon lor 50c'
And now my new addition—
Fine Crackers and (Jakes.
See the prices, not half what you
paid before at your Grocery.
Those Crackers and Cakes
are all fresh, just arrived, and
the best in the market.
5 lbs best Seda Crackers for 25c;
Cream Crackers you pay 20c nor
lb., 4 lb for 50 cents;
Ginger Suaps you pay 20 cents a
pound, 2 pounds for 25 cents.
Jumbles you pay 20 cents a pound.
2 pounds lor 25 cents.
Assorted l akes you pay 20 coots a
poui-d, 4 pounds for 50 ceuts.
Lay in a supply for Christmas, hut
they are as cheap* as bread now,
it is not alone a luxury, but economy
Buy what you want between 7 and-
My delivery wagons will run all day and everything delivered with dispatch. A» extra force of Salespeople will also be ready to w ait on you. Cali early for best choice.
and. Broad. Street, A THEISTS, GrA«
which had been deposited in banks
without interest has been gradually
withdrawn and used in the redempi
tion of bonds.
The result of the policy of the sil
ver legislation and the refunding of
the 4£ per cent, bonds has been a
large increase of the money in circnt
lation. At the date laBt named the
circulation was $1,104,205,816, or
$23.03 per capita, while on the Is
day of December, 1861, it had in*
creased to $1,577,262,070, or $24 38
per capita. The offer of the secretary
of the treasury to the holders of the
4-4 per cent, bonds to extend the
time of redemption at the option of
the government at an interest of 2
per cent, was accepted by the holders
of about one-half the amount, and
the uuextended bonds are being re
deemed on presentation.
Just read that selection from the
message, please, and the only con
clusion you can come to is that the
United States ought to be ashamed
of its President.
If he believes what h^Wrote, he is
certainly an imbecile or a fool; and
if he doesn’t believe it, then he must
necessarily be an arrant knave.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA’S WEALTH.
It is not unknown to every citizen
of Northeast Georgia that he is liv
ing right in the heart of the very
best portion of the Sunny South.
The wealth of the great Piedmont
section of Georgia is too obvious to
be doubted. R'ght here in our midst
is the finest water power to be found
around any city in this section of
Just above Athens ou the last
peaks of the Blue Ridge mountains
may be found the richest ores of va
ried minerals in Georgia.
Southeast of the city and within
easy reach are the great granite beds
of Lexington unbosomed to the sci
entific manipulations of men, and
here it is that one may see what will
some day be the greatest faotor of
development to be found in North
With an agricultural territory sur
passed by none in the land and a
population of live and energetic peo
ple, the future of Northeast Georgia
OH, FOR ANOTHER BEN HILL.
Several years before the death of
Benjamin H. Hill, that illustrious
Gee r i in was called up' n to lead the
movement that effectually lauded
William Mahone, of Virginia, out
side of the democratic party;
F.lecled as a Democrat and bold
ing within his hands the democratic
commission of the great State of
Virginia, he basely deserted to the
ranks ot republicanism and treachery
ously betrayed the sacred trust re
posed in him. Under such circum
stances it was that Ben Hill, of
Georgia, delivered in the Senate of
the United States his great invective
The same state of affairs exists
to-day in Georgia. The miserable
object of attack is the diminutive
pigmy from the lentil, Thomas E.
Watson who holds in his hands a
dishonored democratic commission,
which should be returned at once to
a constituency from whom he re
ceived it untarnished.
Georgia calls upon her loyol con
gressmen to imitate the example of
the peerless Hill, and make it so hot
for the ‘‘lone statesman” from Mo-
Duffle that he will he willing to seek
retirement to a cooler climate.
It is not so much for getting him
ont of Congress as it is tor rebuking
his outrageous conduct. The de
mocracy of the tenth w ill give him a
dose if he should pop up his political
head again, and he knows it.
The true and ljyal Alliancemen iu
Congress from Georgia stood square
up to the test of democratic alle
giance, and their action demonstrates
the fact that the Alliance of Georgia
will never wander off after strange
gods; hut Watson, solitary and alone
in his stupidity prefers to worship
his third party calf, which is rapidly
dying from lack of nutrition from
the old republican cow, that finds
little food even for itself.
The Georgia Press seems lately to
have drifted into poesy. With the
discussion of the fairer sex, her
loveliness, her folly, her beauty and
her, weakness, many of our daily and
weekly exchanges in lengthy doable
leaded editorials are showing in no
uncertain strain that the political
excitement at Washington has not
by any means wiped out all seati
n'ent from the hearts of Georgia
Editors. Perhaps, the Macon con
vention, where so much was said
about the World’s Fair, helped to
bring out those graceful tributes to
Editor John Locke Martin, of the
Tribune*of(*Rome started the discus-
siou, it we trace it back correctly.
He paid a beautiful tribute of poesy
to woman, such as made his friends
look anxiously for wedding cards—
but they didn’t come.
Well, it is not important,
bat it is interesting
to follow this discussion through.
It is pleasing, to say the least of it,
to observe what the world thinks of
woman, and what the world has been
thinking of her siuce beautiful, but
illfated Eve brought gladness to
Eden’s shades. Opinions of great
■ueu differ as to woman and her
Strange as it may seem the great
Shakespeare is on record as saying
some of the worst things about the
sex He sighs:
“Ah me! bow weak a thing the
heart of woman is.”
And in the next breath proclaims:
“These women are shrewd tempters
with their tongues.”
But, these are counteracted com
pletely by Tom Moore who de»
•‘Woman’s bright empire' never
And when Shakespeare exclaims
with the power of his magic pen:
“The venom elamors of a jealous
woman, poison more deadly than a
we need only to think of Milton and
“Oh fairest of cretion! last and best
Of all God’s works!” to contradict
Again, let Shakespeare declare
“Frailty thy name is woman,” since
we hear wise old Socrates say:
“Woman once made equal to man
becometh bis superior.”
Poor Byron who, perhaps, had
cause for distrust will be excused for
I’ve seen your stormy seas and stormy women*
And pity lovers rather more than seamen;
especially do we overlook his encod
ings when we reflect with the immor
A ’.wife! ab gentler deities can he
That has a wife e’er fe. l advet slty ?
Would men bat follow what the sex advise.
AU things would prosper -all the world
But, after ail the question has no
ending. Perhaps the Georgia Edi
tor can do no better than take wo
man as she is —or, as he can get her.
Dickens tells it all when’ he de
“Some women's faces are in
their brightness a prophecy; and
some in their sadness a history.”
That is woman!
• WINE of UAWIWI » Xante Jar w—n*,
FAIRLY UNDER HEADWAY.
The University Extension Lectures
The work of University Extension
began recently and now being carried
on most successfully in Atlanta, will
probably branch out to other cities in
Last night Chancellor William E.
Boggs opened the regular lecture se
ries at the Young Mens’ Library Asso
ciation rooms in the Gate City, and
delivered a lecture on Meutal Science.
This is the first of a series of six lec
tures on this subject to be delivered for
six Friday nights tty the Chancellor.
The lecture last night was well at
tended and a great interest seemed to
be taken by all present in the success of
the undeitaking. It is believed by those
who have the matter in charge that the
lectures will be so well attended as to
render them more than self-sustaining,
and that the classes will increase in
size from day to day.
It. is certai"ly a splendid movement
and one that will redound to the good
of the University.
NEWS FROM BRAZIL.
' President and Governor Disagree A»-
| other Panic Feared.
I Rio Janeiro, Dec. 11. — Disagree-
j meats have arisen between the govern
ment and Senbor Portella, governor of
the state of Rio Janeiro. The differ
ences are so radical that the govern
ment has requested Governor Portella
to resign his position. This request
the governor has* declined to accede to.
It is now expected the government
will appoint a military governor of the
state, and that martial law will be
.proclaimed. There is much uneasiueas
in financial circles here, growing out of
the panic which prevailed on bourse.
It is' feared that in the event of a
repetition of the panic much trouble
would be caused to the banks, and con
sequently guards have been detailed to
protect these institution?. The govern*
ment _ has announced that credits for
repaying popular loans have been guar
Buoklen’s Arnica saive.
The best salve in the world for outs.
tively cure s piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satis
faction or money refunded. Price 25
cents per box.
For sale by John Crawford ft Co.
Wholesale and ratal 1 druggist*
WANTED FOR BURGLARY-
Simon Pope Languishes in the Cala
On the ninth Inst. Capt. D. C. Oliver
received the .following telegram from
Chief Connolly, of the Atlanta police
department, and it put him on the look
out for the individual described there
Arrest Sam Pope. Yellow, has gray
eyes, oue little finger broken, cannot
straighten it. Folks live five miles
from your city. Seiz* trunk shipped
by express to Pope. Charge, burglary.
A.. B. Connolly.
As soon as the telegram was received,
Chief Oliver went to the express office
in qui st of the trunk.
The trunk was there and Capt . Oliver
made the request of the authoritos that
they would hold it if jiossible.
They stated if the party came and
made demand they would have to de
Capt. Oliver ordered a sharp lookout
to be kept for the negro, and soon Pope
came after his trunk
The officers pounced down on him
and landed him in the calaboose.
He is wanted in Atlanta for the of
fense of burglary, and will be held here
until Chief Connolly g;;ves further or
dera concerning him.
FARM FOB RENT.
Small, in high state of cultivation,
just out side of city lit ‘
Want* Baum’s Department Investigated.
Washington, Dec. 11.—Mr. Cooper
of Indiana stated in answer to an in
quiry that he proposed early in January
to offer a resolution in the house pro
viding for a thorough and rigid exami
nation of the management of the pen-!
sion office under Commissioner Ramil.
His reason for delaying the matter is!
that he is going to Indiana on business
and cannot return to Washington until'
after the holidays. He said also that!
he would not press the inquiry should
General Ruum be removed, and yet he
did not like to appear in the attitude of
threatening the administration, hut in
view of what has already he would not
consider himself true to his constitu
ents ann the country if he did not do
his utmost to have Baum’s administra
tion of pension office affairs thoroughly
A Tough Cherokee Bop.
Mtjskmo, L T-, Dec. 1L—Josiah
Hooby and Thomas Whitehead, two
deputy United States marshals, were
killed near Tahleqsah by Hampton, a
Cherokee boy. Hampton and his father
were convicted at Fort Smith of mur
dering a man named Conuhan one year
ago. The old man was $ent to the pen
itentiary for twenty-one "years, and the
boy to the house of correction for ten
years. The latter escaped, and this
bloody deed was the sequel of his at
tempted arrest Young Hampton is 16
years old. Just before he killed Cono-
nan he murdered hfa cousin, Bill
Uhristi. a nephew to the desperado,
Ned Christ!, thinking he was killing
the latter. . b
Severe Gale at Houg Kong.
London, Dec. 11.—A dispatch to The
Times from Singapore states that a
severe gale prevailed at Hong Kong
Dec. 4. A huge number of Chinese
vessels of all descriptions were de
stroyed and hundreds of Chinese sailors
and lorers engaged abont the harbor
were drowned. European and other
Vessels lying at ttnng Kong sustained
Hot on Gstrut’* Track.
Corpus Chuisti, Tex., Dec. 11.-It
now transpires that after his attack
npon Para, Mexico, last month, Git-
arino Garza crossed into Texas at Palito
Blanco, followed by Colonel Aguirre,
the Mexican officer, and his coiumaud.
Garza was followed to Corpus Ohristt
in company with two others, who par
tially disguised themselves. The three
men were seen entering a coach on tbo
train bound for San Antonio. Colonel
Aguirre, who is nowin this city on
Garza’s trail, thinks that the revolu
tionist will endeavor to cross back into
Mexico at Eagle Pass, Tex. Those who
are responsible for the information say
they are positive it Was Garza who was
here, because they identified him in
other ways than by the scars ou his
neck and the familiar figure that was
once promiuent on the streets of Corpus
Christi when he edited a Spanish paper.
Colonel Aguirre has resumed his pur
Harmony Grove Happenings.
Harmony Grovk, Ga , Dtc. 11-
| [Special.]—’Squire B. T. Shirley, of
! Apple Valley, Ga., is in town today.
Messrs. Abb Wafford, Tom lliil anl
I other prominent citizens of IUnks
; county, passed through the Grove yea-
, terday en route to Smithsonia, whither
they go in the interest of the S. D. &
' C. railroad.
Cols. W. W. Stark and R L. J. Smith
attended Justice court at Maysvilleyes
terday m •rniug.
Mr. Joel G&rmeta, the popular and ef
ficient County School Commissioner of
Banks county, was in the Grove yester
day circulating among his miuy
Mr. Grogan Shankle, a popular stu
dent of Emory College, has returned
home to spend the X.nas Holidays,
greatly to the delight of his many
friends and acquaintances.
Mr. John Cleghorn, the popular ex
deputy sheriff of this county, is in town
today on businoss. There is no better
farmer or cleverer man in Jaukson
county than John Cleghorn.
DlphttirU tat WUkeakttvr*.
Wuxessabbx, Pa., Dec. 10.—Diph
tberia is raging here to such an extent
that a meeting of the citizens was held
to discuss ways and means of prevent
ing the spread of the contagion, and re
questing the town council to give fg.. n
in the matter. There K. *
iye deaths out of atxta.^, ’
Tall Hall** Bloody Record.
Memphis, Dec. II.—Tall Hall, once a
member of the oelebrated French-Eber-
sole faction in Kentucky, and who haa
a record of having killed ninety men
singly and in pceaea, has been arrested
here; He mate a grab for a Winches
ter, but the officers were too quick for
him. HaU is the man who killed the
notorious Turner, the leader of the
Turner faction in Letcher county, Ken
tucky, He ulho burned the town of *
Jackson when he failed to find Ebersole
there. His brother is Jim Hall, who
oansed the Kentucky militia to be sen*
to the mountains. He was once a oep*
uty marshal for the eastern district or
Kentuck, with headquarters at Oovinff*
ton. He is a remarkably fine looking
man and a fluent talker. HaU will w
taken to Virginia.
OB ELECTRIC TELEPHONES for private
line puri cses, write to the
and TeleOTl Co.
JOHN D. EASTERLIN,
Dee. 15-wtf Adas**.