some time past, and Mr. Norcross’ plan
is evidently to save the expense of
hauling by making the purchaser do it.
That this kind of business can be
conducted in the heart of the city is a
horrible commentary on the efficiency
of our local government.
At present the street is littered with
old buildiug material arranged in piles
to tempt the eye of prospective custom
ers. The thing has become not only a
source of comment but a standing joke.
To those who are not directly affected
it is rather laughable that the heart of
the city can be turned intoa junk shop.
Not content with all this Mr. Nor-
• cross has a petition now pending be
fore council to be allowed to erect a sort
of bridge over the pavement on Peach
tree street on which to stack the bal
ance of his plunder. The effect of this
would be to convert the pavement into
a tunnel and it is doubtful if there is
anybody in Atlanta who would be fool
hardy enough to pass through.
A man who would be willing to take
a ramble under a bridge built by Mr.
Norcross is simply anxious to spare
himself the exertion of committing sui
This is all very depressing and yet it
seems scarcely worth while to enter a
protest.* Judging from the past the
Honorable Jonathan will continue to
do just as he pleases and use the street
just as long as he sees fit.
Yesterday the street was partially
cleared of the rubbish, but just why
the public have had to submit to it for
nearly a solid month is a conundrum
difficult to answer. What kind of a
pull has Mr. Norcross ?
WILL WEAR TROUSERS.
A Pretty Cycler Who is Not Afraid
of the Public.
The picture reproduced herewith is
from an amatuer ‘‘Hawkeye” photo,
taken last Saturday in this city. The
subject is a young lady cyclist of Mari
etta, and the pretty and unique costume
she wears is of her own designing, and
while she has not yet worn it in public,
she proposes summer.
Its especially original feature is, of
course, the lower garment, which is on
the “bloomer,”or Turkish t rouser order.
It is made very wide at the bottom and
moderately so at the waist, and is held
at the knees with elastics. Black stock
ings are worn, with or without leggings.
The fair rider declares that this cos
tume is “ever so much more comforta
ble” than petticoats. “My only objec
tion to it,” she said, “is the attention a
thing like that attracts off the wheel.
As long as one is riding it is not noticed
particularly. I tried a divided skirt for
a short time last year, and while it was
unobserved as long as I was riding, I
could not walk half a block in it with
out exciting a lot of disagreeable com
ment. Os course, the bloomers will be
AGAIN ON DECK.
Jeff Foote, the pioneer trunk man,
is at his old tricks again- selling trunks,
valises, etc., at prices that makg com
petitors lose sleep trying to duplicate.
He has bought the immense stock of
Abe Foote & Bro., at 45 cents on the
dollar, and will hum things in this line
at his new stand. 17 E. Alabama street.
BAILEY & CARROLL, 2, 3 and 5 Year Old Corn WtysKey. 43 Peachtree St.
THOSE SLOT MACHINES.
Some Queer Facts about their Late
That form of slot machines that
purports to give several nickles or
several cigars for one has been evict
ed. The Commercial called public
attention to the fact that they were
gambling devices, and some twenty
merchants, tobacconists and saloon
keepers were summoned before the
city court on a charge of maintaining
The warrants were sworn out by a
relative of one of the court officers,
and the cases were called on payment
of costs and a promise to take out the
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Pat Walsh’s Anti-Administration Record Makes Him
Hard to Swalllow.
It cost the victims about S2O apiece.
The objectionable machines are of
practically two forms. One is a small
square box, in the top of which a
nickle is dropped. It slides down over
a plane, striking numerous obstruc
tions that deflect it this way and that,
and finally lands in one of several
compartments. Some call for prizes
and some are blanks. In this machine
the odds are normally against the
player, but bis chance of winning can
be obviated altogether by simply in
clining one of the obstructions in a
certain direction. It is hardly neces
sary to do this, however, as the cigars
given as prizes are sold at a figure
that leaves a margin of profit any
way it goes.
The Looking Glass.
The other machine is more elabor
ate. It is a cylinder open in front
and mounted on a four foot standard.
Inside is a wheel, on the periphery of
which are miniature playing cards,
five in a row. A nickel is dropped in
the slot, a wheel revolves and a “hand”
is shown at the opening. Different
hands win certain prizes. As far as
known there is no way that this ma
chine can be controlled.
Those who were mulct are naturally
sore. Said one of them : “While the
charge may have been technically
made out, the prosecutions were none
the less an outrage. When the ma
chines were first put in they were sub
mitted to some of the city officers and
pronounced all right. Not long ago
a new machine of a novel and attract-
ive character was offered me. I went
to police headquarters to have a con
sultation in regard to putting it in.
The solicitor was sent for and the de
vise operated in his presence. He
was a little doubtful of its legality, so
of course I would not touch it. At
the same time I took occasion to
inquire whether we were in any dan
in running the machines we already
“ I do not recall the exact phrasing
of his reply, but it left the very decid
ed impression on my mind that we
were safe in keeping them. Nobody
had kicked, I think lie' said, and 4
probably nobody would. Now it ap
pears that the man who swore out the
warrants was the father of his bailiff,
who was, of course, nothing but a
dummy. Moreover, the Solicitor made
the hardest kind of a fight for a fine
all around, and I am not surprised, as
they would have netted him in the
neighborhood of SIO,OOO.
“It was so evident on trial” contin
ued the gentleman, “that the cases
were brought purely and solely for
fees that Sheriff Barnes returned his
This action on the part of the Sher
iff has excited a great deal of favora
ble comment. It was certainly a very
generous and manly thing to do. Mr.
Beerman was one of those who com
promised the cases against him.
There were two warrants and he paid
some forty odd dollars cost. He re
received a check from the sheriff for
$19.50 and has not had it cashed. He
purposes to get it framed and hang it
up as a souvenir of one strictly honest
It is said that a queer story lies be
hind the compromise. It was effected
after the case had gone to trial. In the
midst of the proceedings, so the tale
goes, the prosecution discovered that
one of the jury was probably preju
diced in favor of the defendants. The
reason for so thinking is not necessary
te be stated, but it was sufficiently
strong to induce the city to accept
the costs and a promise to throw
out the machines. Eleven houses in
the city had the devices in opera
tion, but were not molested. They
lost no time in getting them out.
NOT A FOOTPAD.
A lady living on AV ashington street
was robbed of one dollar, not by a foot
pad, but by some “ thug ” of a Grocer,
who charged her Five dollars and fifty
cents a barrel for flour, when the finest
goods on the market can be bought
from Tappan & Co., for Four dollars
and fifty cents. You can save 15 per
cent on your Groceries by going to 66
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Are you broke? If so bring your
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