: Out-of<own Gossip:
As I anticipated in my article of two weeks ago.
Marietta was treated to one of the hottest political
campaigns in the history of Cobb county on Tuesday
of last week.
Some months ago I reviewed the situation and ex
plained the manner in which Glover's old political
opponents had finally become reconciled to his can
didacy. It was thought at the time that this sudden
change of front was really a deep-laid scheme to hide
a deal of some kind, and such has proven to be the
Had Glover acted on the advice of his friends and
named his councilmen several weeks ago he would
have doubtless been elected. As it was, he withheld
their names until the last moment, and only mad e
them public when directly requested to do so by his
opponents, who were, at the time, considering the ad
visability of placing another candidate in the field.
When he finally gave out the names of the gentle
men who would run on his ticket they proved unsatis
factory to the gentlemen who composed the meeting,
and Mr. Brumby was immediately suggested as a
formidable candidate by which to beat the Glover
All of this happened on Monday night. The
Brumby forces immediately went to work and before
morning had secured enough votes to frighten the
Gloverites into feverish activity. No one thought of
going to bed, and the town was in a turmoil all night.
Tuesday the battle began, and was fought bitterly
until the polls closed. Both sides used questionable
methods in securing votes, and money was spent
freely. Early in the day a serious difficulty was nar
rowly averted. Brumby attempted to vote a negro
who, so Glover claimed, was not of age. A dispute
arose between the two gentlemen and .Brumby finally
drew a pistol and attempted to shoot Glover. He was
disarmed, however, by friends of both parties, and
the trouble quieted down.
Marietta is a prohibition town, but a stranger would
never have known it had he been here on Tuesday.
It is true that no liquor was sold openly, but it was to
be had for the asking, and the number of drunks was
The result of the election was a complete surprise
to everyone. The Brumby forces are jubilant, and
the Gloverites correspondingly dejected.
Glover has announced that he will contest the elec
tion, and if he does some sensational developments
may be expected on both sides.
Taken as a whole the election was about the most
thoroughly disgraceful affair that has ever taken
place in Cobb county. Fights and drunkenness were
the order of the day, and reputable citizens used all
sorts of shady methods to further the ends of their
For good service, cooking, and food, go
to the Kimball Case. It is the best.
I have referred from time to time to the corrupt
methods of some of our local politicians who manage
somehow to keep in office, although their records are
well-known to every one in the city.
The board of aidermen is practically dominated by
one man; his influence is due to the fact that every
member of the board with one exception is under
obligations to him.
Two or three years ago the city established a fire
department, and through the autocratic alderman’s in
fluence his nephew was elected chief of the depart
ment. The young fellow is totally incompetant, and
spends fully half his time in an intoxicated condi
tion. On several occasions the engines of the de
partment have come very near being blown up as a
result of his carelessness.
Several ineffectual efforts have been made to have
him removed, but his uncle’s puissant pull has de
feated them. He seems to have no regard whatever
for public opinion, so sure is he that no conduct of
his can cause his removal.
RnwdPtl Lithia Water cures Kidney
UU Yv civil an( j kj n( i re d troubles.
A sensation which involves some of the most promi
nent people of Belton, a small town near this place, is
just now one of the absorbing topics of the day, and
some racy developments may be looked for In the
The story, as I hear it, is as follows: A prominent
merchant of Belton, who is a deacon in the church
and has a widespread reputation for piety, induced a
widow and her daughter to move to his farm, which is
situated about a mile from town.
The girl is a young, unsophisticated country lass,
and soon fell a victim to the wiles of the canting old
hypocrite. Before many months had elapsed her con
dition became apparent, and the deacon was fright
ened almost to death. He secured the services of his
family physician to perform a certain operation, but
the girl absolutely refused to hear of such a proceed
Seeing certain exposure staring him grimly in the
face he became desperate and finally made a propo
sition to a well-known young man to marry the girl.
It is said that he offered a large farm and a good sum
of money to the couple if they would consent to the
marriage, but both of them scornfully rejected his
It is probable that the matter will be taken up by the
church authorities and the deacon unceremoniously
fired from the flock.
Tyner’s Dyspepsia Remedy corrects in
digestion in five minutes. Try it.
Among the bloods of Calhoun is a young fellow
who is one of ths officers of a social organization
known as the W. W. L.’s. He has been desperately
smitten on the daughter of one of our most prominent
citizens, but that gentlemen has refused him the
house on account of his dissipated habits.
Several nights ago he attended church, and was to
all appearances in a semi-intoxicated state. He oc
cupied a seat on the very front row,and was soon snor
ing sonorously. In vain the preacher tried to drown
the noise made by the sleeper. Each time he paused in
his discourse the nasal notes of the slumberer rang
out ciear and distinct, and could be heard all over the
He was finally awakened, and unceremoniously
hustled out of the church.
For fine custom-made clothing, go to
McHugh, 14 E. Alabama Street.
The sensation of the hour in Jackson is the attempt
of a well-known merchant of this place to show that
one of his competitors is in an insolvent condition.
The trouble dates back some months, and arose
from various causes. The two firms have been rivals
in business for some time and each has used every
effort to gain the trade of the other. A few days ago,
so the story goes, the head of one of the firms is said
to have written a large Northern house, with whom
his rivals dealt extensively, and stated that they were
in a bankrupt condition, and advised immediate col
lection of all outstanding accounts.
The libeled firm demanded the author of this letter
and is said to have obtained not only the name of the
writer but the letter itself. The letter has been refer
red to a prominent attorney, and I understand that
suit for $20,000 has been instituted.
Grl tTI P oysters, fish and all seasona-
ViuniVj fcj e v j an( j s are served quickly
and properly at Durand’s, in the depot.
The epicurean and fastidious can there
find just what they want with a service
unexcelled anywhere in Atlanta.
A certain young man who resides at Bell’s Mills
makes an occasional visit to Anniston, accompanied
by a dashing looking creature who is passed as his
wife. On several occasions the couple have regis
tered at different hotels and boarding-houses and
spent several days in each other’s company.
In some manner the authorities found out that the
man’s companion was really a woman of the half
worid, and have determined to nab them the first time
they arrive in the city.
The man comes of an excellent family and moves in
good society in Bell’s Mills.
Messrs. J. E. Burgess, W. H. Greer, W. H. Howie,
and H. S. Abercrombie, who have been attending
Chattanooga Medical College, are at home spending
the holidays. They will return January 3d.
Robert Bober, a student at Athens, Tenn., is at
home for the Christmas holidays.
Caql Best Jellico lump, $4.00 ton.
tvui. Best j e uj c 0 nut, $3.50 ton. A
good nut coal, for stove, $2.50 ton. Geor
gia Coal Co., 48 West Alabama. Tele
I notice that the Carroll county papers are jumping
on the judge and solicitor of the city court with both
feet. In an editorial in the Carroll county Times it
is openly charged that a poor devil was sent to the
chain-gang for six months for carrying concealed
weapons, and that a fellow attorney who was charged
with the same offense was only fined sls.
This happens to be an absolute fact about which
there can be no possible dispute, and is a fine com
mentary on the manner in which our courts are con
The action of the judge and solicitor has caused a
good deal of unfavorable comment, but there is little
The Inking Giass-
possibility that any action will be taken. The only
thing to do under the circumstances is to grin and
It is practically useless for our grand juries to find
true-bills against men for running blind tigers. If the
offender be a man with a pull, the judge is sure to
impose as light a fine as possible. The sillcitor is
perfectly willing to agree to such an arrangement, as
all he is after is the costs. In the event that a heavy
fine is imposed he stands little chance of getting any
W. F. Rodgers, a young married man about thirty
years of age, who has been in the jewelry business in
this place for some months, skipped out one night
recently, taking with him a valuable collection of
jewelry and repair tools. A young girl who had been
employed by him as clerk, Miss Josie Kennedy,
accompanied him. He leaves a wife and child who
have been visiting friends in a neighboring county
for some time past.
Rodgers has excellent family connections, and
since his residence in Moultrie has been regarded as
an upright, industrious fellow, His business has
apparently been in a flourishing condition, and it was
generally supposed that he was making money.
The couple were last seen in Thomasville, but all
efforts to find out where they went from that place
have failed. They took the late train from Thomas
ville and have not been seen since.
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J Wholesale and Retail Commission I
1 Merchants. F
1 ....headquarters f0r....
J Dress’d Poultry, P. New York
= Spare-Ribs, / \ Burback and =
= Back-Bone, / I \ Jersey 1
= Apples, (, 5 Sweet Potatoes, =•
J Oranges. f Tennessee 1
= Cranberries, K Creamery
= Eggs, w Table 1
1 Cheese. Butter, etc.
j Che Evans Produce Co., t
I 26 Ulest Ittitcbeii street. f
I They are the Best in Town. f
T. This is the verdict of hundreds T
of smart buyers.
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X Holiday Sale. ( $12.50 Each. Tj
o We also ( MEN’S TROUSERS: <3
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Y our sale ) $4.50 at ~
K of ... ' M $4.00 a pair. K
" 15 doz. Derbys, worth from $2.00 to $3.00 each, *
J- Ht $1.50 each. $
9 Sale Continues Until Xmas. *
> Eiseman & Weil, S
No. 3 Whitehall St. |
He that getteth
A GOOD THING
But he may
Unless he gets
AVOID THIS DISASTER BY CONSULTING
South Kirkwood Land Company,
23% Marietta Street, Room 313, ’Phone 392.
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ANO SCHOOL OF SHORTHAND.
QQk FOR A FULL BUSINESS COURSE.
Including .Stationery, text-books,etc., yvU
Bi« demand for grad uates-more than 3000 in positions
Awarded silve- Medal b- Atlanta Exposition. Cata
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SUNDAY AND MONDAY i at
. . . .NIGHTS. ... I At D. 15
Sacred Concert Sunday Night.
The Clara Schumann
The Host Unique Musical Organization in
America. Composed Entirely of Ladies.
Prices, 25, 50 and 75 cts. Sale at Grand
Box-Oftice. ’Phone 1079.
Wednesday and Thursday I Matinee
Dec. 29th and 30th. ( Thursday.
PRESENTING THE NEW
A COMPLETE PRODUCTION.
SPECIAL SCENERY. BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES,
A GREAT CAST.
Sale Opens Monday at Grand Box-Office.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, Dec. 31st.
Matinee Saturday. ban. Ist.
AND AN EXCELLENT COMPANY, IN TWO
Friday Eve and... ( L * x
Saturday Matinee '( v, I*IStO.
The Dead Heart! n!ght. D . A . Y .
(HENRY IRVING'S VERSION).
Tour directed by Wm. F. Connor.
Sale Opens WEDNESDAY at Grand Box-Office.
ONE Beginning F| nn AT Matinees
solid MUNDAY,UeC. LI t
WEEK * Saturday.
The Peters & Green
Presenting a New Series of Farce Comedies, New
Dances, New Songs, New Specialties,
POPULAR PRICES. ( LADIES FREE Monday
I k _ night if with a person hold-
IO C . J ing a paid 35-cent ticket.
25c. I 000
35 c. I Sale at Miller’s Book-Store.
Blood thin, stomach out of trim,
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at seat of trouble—the digestion.
“ Taber’s Pepsin Compound ” cor
rects all stomach ills, aids diges
tion naturally, surely, brings back
health. SI.OO at druggists, or
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