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TWO ASTONISHING JOKES PERPE
TRATED BY WIRE.
Clyde Shropshire one Victim and
James Gordon Bennett the other
—Both from Atlanta.
The custom of playing practical
jokes on April Ist has gone somewhat
out of date, but two sells of a very
astonishing character were neverthe
less perpetrated from this city on
One of the victims was Clyde Shrop
shire, now of Paris, and the other
James Gordon Bennett, also of Paris.
The joker has not been as yet discov
All the old timers here know Clyde
Shropshire. He is a plausible young
gentleman with a more pronounced
taste for society than hard labor, who
went from Georgia to Paris some
years ago and has lived in the French
capital ever since. He is nominally
vice consul at the American Legation
but leads rather a butterfly existence.
All Georgians who vis t Paris encoun
ter Clyde, whom they report as appa
rently prosperous and exceedingly
More than this no man knoweth.
It seems that on April Ist a cable
gram was sent to him from this city,
signed by Gov. Northen’s name and
tendering him the appointment of U.
S. Senator to fill the Colquitt term.
Who sent it has not been discovered,
or at least divulged, but it was appa
rently regular enough and the charges,
$19.40 were duly paid.
The joker was evidently not afflicted
Late on the same night the Consti
tution received a message from New
York asking particulars of Shropshire’s
appointment. Its receipt occasioned
great surprise and on inquiry by wire
developed the fact that the news of the
cablegram had leaked from the office
in the metropolis and reached the
papers. Governor Northen was ques
tioned and was as much surprised as
It has since turned out that the
message reached Mr. Shropshire all
right and occasioned him great satis
faction. He promptly recognized the
wisdom of the Governor’s choice and
was trying to make up his mind
whether it was worth while to swap
the joys of Paris for senatorial honors
when the news of Crisp’s appointment
arrived and it dawned on him that he
had been hoaxed.
It was to say the least a very strange
Mr. Bennett was also April fooled
by a message believed to have emi
nated from Atlanta and very possibly
from the same hand that so cruelly
deceived Mr. Shropshire. It was
signed by Gov. Tillman’s name and
was in the nature of an explanation
of his attitude toward the dispensary
trouble. Here it is in full:
To the Editor of the Herald:
That I am in any way responsible for the
present condition of things in this State is
utterly false and absolutely without foun
dation in fact.
I did not make the dispensary law. On
the contrary I protested against its enact
ment and predicted, from my knowledge of
the people of the State, that it would lead to
violence and bloodshed.
I have not tried to enfoice its monstrous
provisions. On the contrary, I have urged
that its constitutionality be determined by
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the courts, and that the people yield a
ready obedience to the law once the law has
I did not appoint desperate or irresponsi
ble men to enforce the law and arm them
with rifles with instructions to shoot any
one who might resist by look or word the
infamous work of the whiskey spies.
I did not pardon, before reading the evi
dence in the case, the first of the spies who
was convicted, although his offense was
searching premises without a warrant and
striking a woman, the mistress of the
I have never declared that I would head
a mob to lynch a man for any offense what
ever. Benjamin R. Tillman,
The cost of this little joke was just
The Herald, strange to say, accepted
the message as genuine and printed it
in a very conspicuous place - in Sun
day’s paper. This was a tolerably
stupid thing to do and will probably
lose an editor or two their jobs. Any
one in the slightest degree conversant
with the situation in South Carolina
can easily read between the lines of
the message, the next to the last para
graph being especially transparant.
Mr. Bennett would like to get his
clutches on that humorist, particular
ly as Gov. Tillman was furious when
he read the hoax, and at once sent on
a denial, claiming everything that the
first telegram repudiated.
The Sad Case of Dr. Candler of Elec
The only explanation of the case of
Dr. Geo. H. Candler is that he has a few
slates loose, so to speak, on his mansard.
He is crazy, in other words, insane,
demented, and ought to be taken care
of. At any rate he is no fit subject for
a criminal prosecution. Dr. Candler is
best known in Atlanta through his con
nection with the Electropoise Co. The
Electropoise is a mysterious medicine
that is supposed to cure most of the ills
that flesh is heir to, and Dr. Candler
was engaged to look after the Atlanta
office. Prior to that time he traveled
through this part of the country for the
Helvetia Milk Co. He carried a stere
opticon and several operators with him
and gave free entertainments for adver
At that time he did not announce
himself as a . hysician but as a humor
ist and lecturer. He proved to be a
capital fellow and made hosts of friends
wherever he went. The fact is that Dr.
Candler is a man of very unusual abil
ity, and were it not for his convivial
tastes would certainly make his mark.
He has a charming wife and an interest
The Dr. was with the Electropoise Co.
only a few months, and since leaving
its employ figured in a sensation at
Macon. He went to the Brown House
there and in a few days had a bad case
of mania-a-portia. Friends were sent
for, and the next that was heard of him
he was arrested on a charge of larceny.
He was taken to Marietta on this case
this week. Its details are not known,
but it is believed to be the outgrowth
of his recent vagaries that point clearly
to an unsound mind.
Everybody who has ever known Can
dler regrets his downfall. He is cer
tainly much to be pitied as is his family,
who are in destitute circumstances.
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APPLICATION FOR CHARTER.
FULTON COUNTY, f
To The Superior Court of Saw County :
The petition of A. M. Jones, L E. Davis, E. A.
Freeman and A. S. Hook, all residing in the city
of Atlanta in said County, respectfully show’s
that they desire for themselves and such other
persons as may hereafter become associated with
them, to be made and constituted a body corpo
rate under the name and style of the CAPITAL
BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION. The prin
cipal office, place of business and residence of
said Association shall be in the city of Atlanta,
Georgia, but petitioners desire toe’ privilege of
transacting business anywhere within the United
States or any foreign country, to establish
branch and department offices and agencies, to
create and appoint general and local Boards of
Directors and officers of said boards for the man
agement of said business, to appoint such attor
neys, brokers, agents and representatives as may
be necessary to carry on the business of said
Association, and to confer authority upon them
for that purpose and to remove them at pleas
ure. The objects of said Association shall be pe
cuniary profit for its stockholders; to encourage
the saving of money; the accumulation of a
fund which shall be paid in monthly installments
or otherwise, by its stockholders’, and lending
the same on real estate, personal 01 other accept
able security to members of said Association, or
to persons not members thereof, or to firms and
corporations, and to take and hold deeds,
mortgages, notes, bonds, executions, liens and
other evidences of debt or personal security
therefor; to sell, assign, transfer or otherwise
dispose of all such securities or any part thereof;
to make, issue and sell bonds, debentures, notes
or other obligations based on the securities and
property held or owned by said Association;
to buy, sell, own and deal in any such real or
personal property; to improve any real es.ate by
erecting buildings or other appliances for in
creasing the value thereof, and to lease or rent
the same and sell for cash, on time or on in
stallments also to act as agent or trustee for the
investment and management of funds forpersons
firms, corporations, administrators, executors,
guardians and trustees. To act as agent or bro
ker for negotiating loans, for the purchase and
sale of bonds, stocks, notes and other evidences
of debt or of personal property and real estate,
and charge such commission therefor as may
be agreed upon between said Association and it's
patrons, clients or mem ers. To carry out all of
which said objects, as well as to do any and all
other acts or things necessary and lawful in the
prosecution and management of said business
and businesses, petitioners pray to be invested
with full power and authority. The capital stock
of said Association shall be fifty shares of the
par value when paid up, of one hundred dollars
per share; but petitioners pray for the privilege
of beginning business whenever ten per cent, of
said capital stock shall have been paid in, and
of increasing said stock from time to time, in the
discretion cf the Board of Directors, to anv
amount not exceeding two hundred thousand
shares, said capital stock to be paid by monthly
installments on each share after the manner of
building and loan associations, or payments may
be made in full in advance, or otherwise, as the
Directors may prescribe.
Fetitioners’further pray for the right to make
such by-laws, rules and regulations for the gov
ernment of said corporation as may be necessary
and proper, and to enforce the same by penalties,
fines, and forfeitures, provided such by-laws,
rules and regulations shall not violate the laws
of this state.
Petitioners pray for power and authority to
borrow money on real estate or personal proper
ty, and to execute such notes, mortgages, deeds,
transfers or conveyances thereof as may be nec
essary to effectuate such purposes; to have and
to use a common seal,to sue and be sued,to plead
and be impleaded, to contract and be contracted,
with, to have such other powers and to do such
other acts as are customary and proper to carry
out the intent, design, and purpose of said
Petitioners pray to be incorporated for the full
term of twenty years, with the privilege of re
newal at the expiration of said term according
to law, and petitioners will ever pray, etc
J. HOWELL GREEN,
Attorney for Petitioners.
Filed in office February sth, 1894.
G. H. TANNER,
Clerk Superior Court.
STATE OF GEORGIA, 1
County of Fulton. I
I, G H. Tanner, Clerk of the Superior Court ot
said County, do hereby certify that the foregoing
is a true copy from the files of this office, of the
original application for charter for THE ‘'CAP
ITAL BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION. - ’
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court,
this the sth dav of February, 1894.
G. H TANNER, Clerk’ Superior Court,
Fulton Co.. Georgia
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