THE GEORGIA CRACKER.
Published' Every Wednesday Morning.
BY HAM & BLAT8.
k. W. J. HAM -—Editor.
JOHN BLATS ."Baaine** Maupr.
Gainesville, Ga:, February 14. 1894.
Subscription Price—One Dollar a Year
last year, and whsre?
Our good fri«nd of the Cleveland
Progress, mistakes the motto and
mission of This Uracker.
Brethren of the Press, we greet
you. It is eleven years since we
laid down the quill, but the har
ness seems to fit and feel as natural
as of yore.
THE GEORGIA CRACKER.
As announced in the last issue
of the Industrial News, The Geor
gia Cracker succeeds to the plant,
good will-, subscription list, and
business of that publication, and
to-day issues the initial number
under the new name. The name
has been changed because the
How many speeches did General present proprietors aspire to make
Evans make in the tenth district a distinctive newspaper, something
If "you receive a copy of the
Cracker, please tako it as a per
sonal request to subscribe for the
paper. Send us a dollar and you
will receive it for one year.
I,et every Democratic newspaper
demand the last thing before going
'.VU 1 Jl lliulr^pirtbe first thing
' when they get J
tion -carry out’
Will each of our friends of the
press, who may receive a copy of
this issue in a sample copy wrap
per, do us the kindness to take it
as a request to put the Cracker
on their exchange list, and attend
to it before they lay the paper down.
The Cracker takes great pleas
ure in acknowledging its obliga
tions to the managers of the great
Louisville & Nashville system for
the usual press courtesies even in
advance of its first number. The
Cracker will, as soon as they are
received, print regularly the sched
ules and announcements of all the
great railroad systems of the South.
Thr Cracker gives all hail to
those democratic Journals which
are instant iq season, and out of
season in .demanding that the dem
ocratic administration carry out
the democratic platform in all its
parts. And the Cracker proposes,
providence and the weather per
mitting, to make a full scholar
along the same line, and cry aloud
and spare not.
out of the beaten track of the
average weekly journal. The
South and the State of Georgia are
distinguished for the high char
acter of their weekly papers, and
though The Cracker may not hope
to surpass many of these in the
general excellence of matter and
make-up, yet it hopes to be, in
some sort, different and distinct
ive in character. While it hopes to
cover fully its local field it aspires
to reach beyond it, and be a paper
worthy to find a place in homes
throughout the whole country.
While it will always be foremost
in all efforts to upbuild its city,
section, and state, 4t will essay to
have an interest aJ broad as the
Union,' and be worMiy of the name
cif an American nAvspaper.
There is a senafment of which
we are not ashamed in The Geor
gia Cracker. He, the true
Cracker, is every inch a gen
tleman, as true a patriot
ever disdained to bow to a tyrant’s
cap, with a chivalry as noble as
ever set lapce in rest. Some of
the grandest names that ever il
lumed the historic page of the re
public’s progress and prowess have
been Georgia Crackers, and if we
may but measure up to the high
standard they set when they made
•his name and fame we shall be
The Georgia Cracker gives the
top of the morning to the Georgia
Crackers. We are proud of the
fact that we were bom a Georgia
Cracker, and our tenderest love is
given ever to the old sod. But the
Georgia Cracker will reach out
and kfiva fun with the folks
fa; beyond the confines of the Em
pire State. Our ambition is as
broad as the Union.
It is a serious mistake for the
owner or editor of a newspaper to
accept”or hold government office.
However honest, courageous and
patriotic he may be two things
are liable to happen. His views
are almost sure to be biassed by
his personal connection with the
questions he may discuss, and even
if they are not the public will in
sist on putting salt on his utter
A CRACKER VALENTINE.
We take it as a good augury that
the first number of the Cracker
should appear on that soft sweet
day when dainty missives filled
with all manner of kind words
and gentle loving tenderness are
flying to and fro throughout the
land. We hope every reader, even
those who are not regular subscrib
ers and receive only a sample copy
will take it as a personal valentine
bearing the good wishes of editors
and publishers and breathing a
fervent hope for their well being
We are not much on poetry of
“the rose is red, the violet blue, su
gar is sweet and so are you” vari
ety, but the Cracker’s heart heats
gentle, true, and warm for all that
is beautiful, good and pure. Its
sympathy goes out to the unhappy
poverty stricken and oppressed of
the land, and its charity is as broad
REPEAL OF THE TEN PER CENT TAX.
We are not given to criticising
anybody in advance of opportunity
to do the thing about which com-
plaint is made, and so have pre
ferred to hold to the faith that
the Democratic administration was
determined to carry out the Demo
cratic platform—all of it, just as
the people intended and com
But we do not like the outlook
for the repeal of the ten per cent,
tax on Stgte Banks. It looks as
if it was going to be defeated
Major Black does not hesitate to
say straight out that it will. It is
hoped to get it up in tlie house as
an amendment to some other bill,
but in the wire grass vernacular
this “is a long shot, and a bad
Its defeat in the committee is
charged to the Hon. John De Witt
Warner of New York. We sat oh
the platform of Tammany Hall
with Mr. Warner just before the
presidential election and heard
him most eloquently appeal to the
thousands before him to stand by
the Sumocratic platform i and
Democratic nominees. fi'hoy
cheered him roundly. Their opin
ions have not changed since. They
want now what they wanted then,
and they are going to make it
warm for the man or men who
balk their wishes.
-The repeal of the Sherman law
was a Democratic demand. It was
done, but the confidence we heard
about did not come. The reform
of the tariff was a Democratic de
mand. It is well under way. The'
income tax was a Democratic de
mand. It has passed the House
and must pass the Senate. The
repeal of the ten per cent, tax is a
Democratic demand as great as
either of the others. It must
come. Democratic law must not
be obeyed in part and violated
when it suits individual or section
We have not given up hope of
the repeal. But we sound a note
of honest Democratic warning.
The masses of the people arc very
wide awake, and very much in
earnest. They intend to have the
Democratic platform, all of it, not
the parts which suit sectional- rep
resentatives, the administration
ot anybody else, but all of it, car
ried out to the letter and woe is
that man, or the set of men, high
or low, who seek to delay or thwart
their wishes. The State bank tax
... WE DON’T SEE IT.
We .are, in receipt of a circulaT
letter from some young gentTemen
in Atlanta, calling themselves
Young Men’s Central Evans club
of Atlanta, requesting us to send
them our paper complimentary,
suggesting that we boom General
Evans . for Governor, and- send
them marked copies “fronmrhich
extracts can be made for campaign
The first we'must respectfully
decline tb do, and the second like
wise, This newspaper is published
for business, and is not booming
anybody. The subscription price
rs one dollar a year. For tTTissum
it will be sent to any address, with
out this, or some part of it^it will
not be sent to anybody.
But the “extract” suggestion
throws a flood.of light upon the
methods by which booms are built.
We ,<lo not wish to bite. Our
friends of tlie Central E^#*,s club
will have to continue to depend
upon the “Bowden Intelligengfr.
the Beuriqa Vista Patriot'll
‘ ‘Spring Place J implecuti
tracts” so far ns we
We know of no re,
quires us to Throw rq'> ourTiat, paw
the air ami raise sand in in’bntest
between individuals over the honor
of a party nomination. When the
party speaks we shall thj^.he for
its nominee. Meantime wo do not
care to make a mistake and climb
up on the neck of the man who
may be the choice of the folks, and
have to sit down and eat a whole
lot of things we have i'rftnur un
timely zeal for the other individ
ual said about him.
We have got an idea that the
people will attend to this business
without any dictation from us or
the Central Evans club. We have
got another idea. It is that the
Old State will rock along, THfe sun
willYise and set, and tlitr^eiisons
follow each other in their bourses
if General Evans does not" happen
to be nominated for Goy-v^nor.
With no enemy front, rear, or
flank, we must decline to obey the
order to “load and fire.”
Did you ever notice wliat an easy
thing it is to knock down a straw
man? It is a favorite pastime
with some folks.. There is no dan
ger in it. But it excites the con
tempt of manly inen. We drop a
kindly word in the ear of our
friend General Evans. Stop your
friends from setting up and knock
ing down straw men.
For instance, every day or two
some one rears back in fino frenzy
and denounces the man who oppose
General Evans on “the Old Sol
dier racket,” and declares no true
Southern man will object to a man
because he is an old veteran. This
is true, hut as nobody opposes
General Evans on that ground,
down comes the. straw man with a
“Out upon the man, anathemas
upon the vile miscreant who dares
to say General Evans is not a true
democrat,” yells another over zeal
ous champion. “So say we all, the
Georgia Cracker, foreman.” But
as nobody lias said General Evans
is not a democrat, another straw
man goes helplessly to grass.
“General Evans is im-iW prime
of life and vigorous manhood, and
the man who says he is too old to be
Governor insults the gray hairs of
every veteran who wore the gray,”
yells another in fiery indignation.
True for you, most noble and puis
sant paragrapher. But as no one
has said anything of the kind,
this man of straw rolls over iii the
Gentlemen stop it. It is un
worthy the high character of your
chief. He is a man of honorable
instincts and such horse play must
pain and mortify him. Gen. Evans
is every inch a man, too chivalrous
to wish to profit by such flapdoodle.
He can afford to make his race on
his merits without descending to
THE I.VtECM PI.ATFORH.
Hems About the Men Who Amuse
S. M. Spedou.of Chalk Talk fame,flie
man who talks and makes pictures and
the folks roar all at the same time, has
been making -ifffsiiiess tour of the South
ern Slates. He is the editor of Talent, a
spicy publication devoted to news of the
* * *
Sam P. Jones has gone regularly on the
Lecture platform, under the management
of the Southern Lyceum Bureau. He
has just gotten out handsome—that is as
handsome as a true picture of Sam could
be—wiudow lithographs and circulars.
The Bureau cannot fill nert all I he dates
for which they have requests.
* * *
Hon. John J. Ingalls, the “Statesman
out of a Job,’’ as he calls liimse'f, is fill-
inf; a limited number of engagements in
the South He was at Knoxville last
week. By the way, Mr. Ingalls allowed
ptinled last week tile first lithographs and
circulars of his face and spectacles ever
sent out. He has always said he didn’t
believe in “Jack bills and Snipes," but he
had to come to it like .-11 the rest of us.
Hon. John Temple Graves is filling a
series of good paying dates in the East. He
is growing in demand every day, and do
ing a great work. He will shortly lec
ture in Washington for the benefit of the
new Georgia Club.
emocratic paper every day in
the week and Sunday. But it will
as the earth. It gives greeting on honest and fearless, rather than
this gentle valentines day to all its
friends, and as it has not yet had
time to make any enemies tl)is will
include everybody. The lovers will
freight the air to-day with tender
missives, the birds will choose their
mates, and warble new songs. So
the Cracker with love for all goes
forth to win its way to the hearts
and homes of the folks.
The Constitution says Atkinson
has “adopted the declarations of
his competitor” on National issues.
This is real funny. Away last year office, and many other things too
Our paper to-day is not all we
would like it to be. We have ex
perienced, of course, the confusion
incident to the placing of new ma
terial, the rearrangement of our
Atkinson and the gallant young
Georgians who labored with him
were out ‘adopting’ the Democratic
platform all over this State, but
we do not recall General Evans as
having attaint'd any particular
numerous to mention, but notwith
standing all this we flatter our
selves we have nothftig to be
ashamed of in the typographical
appearance and general character
of the paper. It is, however, only
prominence in that connection at | an earnest of what we hope to
that time. make it when all our arrangements
are completed, and everything or
ganized End in working order.
We have no apologies to make.
We are satisfied as far as we have
gone,“hut there is more to follow.
The subscription accounts of the
Industrial News have been pur
chased by us. All paid up sub
scribers will receive The Georgia
Cracker for the full time for
which they have paid. Subscribers
in arrears must settle amounts due,
and advise us if they wish the pa
per continued,: Failing to do this
the pajier will be stopped and the
accounts placed in the hands of an
officer for collection.-
Last week the Senate passed the
bill repealing the odious Federal
Election laws. Thus another plank
of the Democratic platform has
been carried out. Let’s give the
administration a chance before we
swear at it. We believe that every
pledge of Democracy is to be re
deemed. Silver may be a little
slow, and Mr. Cleveland may set
l ack in the breeching but it will
have to conic.
Our department of Northeast
Georgia News, which we propose
to make a sjAicia! feature of The
Cracker, has been crowded out
this week by the heavy pressure of
local aiid other matter. We hope
our friends of the Northeast Geor
gia press w ill not fail to place The
Cracker promptly on their ex
change list, ns we shall depend
entirely upon their local column*
for the news which we hope to
serve up in attractive shajie with
due credit to -the papers from
which we take it.
The first journal coming to our
table in a Georgia Cracker wrap
per was Orth Steins new Atlanta
Looking Glass, Stein is one of the
brightest fellows on the Georgia
press, and has done some wonder
fully clever work on the Constitu
tion in the past few months, albeit
few people know it. He it is who
made the marvelously accurate
reports of the famous Redw ine and
Hill trials, and from his pencil
came the life-like sketches which
brightened the text. His new paper
is full of the giager of go, and At
lanta should liro his lingerie with
lucre. It is enough to say of it
typographically that it comes from
Chas. P. Byrd’s big printing house.
Will Mr. Cleveland pardon if the
Cracker ventures to call attention
to the fact that there are a large
number of very violent nnd un
sympathetic Republicans drawing
good fat salaries, and what is of
muc.i more moment holding places
in which they can embarrass and
nullify all efforts toward reform
which the people commissioned the
democratic administration to bring
about, Since we come to think
about it, we do not care whether
Mr. Cleveland pardons us or not.
We intend to say it, and keep nn
saying it right out loud.
partisan, and will criticise party
platforms, policies and leaders
whenever they fail to follow the
pillar of cloud by day, and of fire
by night, of true Democracy.
Secondly, it will wear no man’s
collar, nor is it dedicated to the
personal service of any body in
contests for party honors. It has
no enemies to punish, nor friends
to reward. Any discussion of in
dividuals will be solely from the
standpoint of availability and fit
ness to be chosen as the servants
Thirdly, political opponents will
be accorded the same liberty of
opinion we reserve to ourselves,
and will be treated with courtesy
and fairness in all discussions. Our
tents are pitched on high ground
and there are no mud pudtfies in
In short—and finally—this pa
per will be conducted on a high
plane, absolutely independent of
everybody and everything save
the principles of true Democracy,
and the obligations which are laid
upon every citizen to he loyal to
all that is pure, moral and uplift
ing to the individual, the State,
and the whole country.
GUYASCUTISES AND EGGBUSTERS.
The following item 'appeared in
the Rome Tribune of t Iff-Jlh inst.,
from the pen of that scholarly and
erudite editor, Dr. Walter G.
We respectfully call the atiqjityln of
our genial friend, H. W. J. Hap, lb the
genus poiiticus. egghuster, and We invite
a comparison of this Northwest Georgia
animal with the snollygostus m^nificus
of Hall and the Guyascutis momVCus of
Habersham. We wouKTlike tqffifve the
opinion of so emineutfa natiyrajah asjjjiy
he Cracker will be first rtf nil ",? v
tru t that hi- will write it out lij-imeTorm
vv'ftil a scientific analysis.
Under the heading, “A Scientific
Opinion,” the same journal of the
The following communication from
Prof. H, W. J. Ham, the distinguished
naturalist anil specialist in the genus
hoi: o, will be read with interest: -
Gainesville, Feb. Gtli, ’94
Editor Tribune: In reply to your let
ter of recent date calling my attention to
a hew species of the genus homo, namely,
the egghuster poiiticus, I beg to thank
you for bringing before me so original
and interesting a type.
I had flattered myself !hat I was famil
iar witlHWl existing species of tile genus
homo, but tills discovery opens up an
entirely new field. I have not had time
to make a careful analysis of Ibe char
acteristics of this animal, but from a
hasty survey I think it comes nearer to
the hypothesis of Darwin's inisging link
than anything I have yet It lias
some points in common with M Snolly-
gostris Magnificus and the^Guys.u’i
Horribiiis, hut in many respects it diff.rs
widely from both.
For purposes of accurate and scientific
classification, I would like to have the
animal itself b.-fore me. I have great
confidence in the accuracy of your de
scription, but experience teaches me that
ilie puiposes of science cannot be at
tained except by a minute inspection of
the subject itself If you call c-toli one
alive and send it by express I will cheer
fully pay all charges. In the mean lime
please enlighten me as to the habits of
the animal. Is it gregarious o% does it
flock'by i self? You neglected to say
whether its teeth were incisors or grin
ders, but from some of its recent actions
I judge that it is carnivorous.
H. W. J. Ham, F. R S.
Since the above was written we
have recalled another f^ct or two
concerning peculiar political phe
nomena. And even though a lit
tle late perhaps we must protest
against the location oOlie SnolW-
goster in Hall, and ty^JyascrAis
iq Habersham exclusively’. They
are a most multifarious breed, and
these two good Nortlv-wtst Georgia
comities are not nearly so severely
afflicted with them as some other
And Dick Grubb—glorious, old
Dick, friend tried and true from
boyhood’s golden days—sends a
postal card to say that he waifts
the very first number of the
Cracker. All right Dick, old boy,
she goes herewith*. By the way
Dick has been appointed Deputy
Collector of the Port of Darien.
This is the sort of thing that rec
onciles to many short-comings in a
Democratic administration. Our
plaint is that more of the boys of
his stripe are not allowed to tackle
Hon. Louis Garrard of Colum
bus, is out in an open letter to.the
peopje of Georgia announcing his
candidacy for (lie United States
Senate. Mr. Gatrgrd js one of the
sterling young Democrats of 'Geor
gia who has rendered signal ser
vice to his party and for one we
wish to see this class of nmn come
to the front. The sooner the Dem
ocratic party unloads some of the
“has-beens,” “was-onces” and
“fossilised remnants” of its pre
historic age, and gets up abreast
of the hustling, wide-awake to-day,
the 1 letter it will be for the party
and the country.
the State and country.
Our friend, Dr. Cooper, is welcome
to a monopoly of the Egghuster
poiiticus. We have enough and to
spare of political frerrcs.
The truth is that this monstrosi
ty business is growing entirely too
numerous and superdoogerous so
to speak. Here is the Snollygoster
offending decency all over the coun
try. Last year the Ratnrackers and
the Ringstcrs waged bloody war in
Augusta; just before that the Ar
cadians and the Practicalians had
it out with each other, Up i' 1 an
Indiana city last week we dropped
right down in the middle of a ruc
tion between the Poddcrhunteiv
and the Purifiers, and now here
comes Dr. Cooper and startles the
country with his bran new discov-
Fifty Thousand Dollars!
Wishing to give our entire time and attention to
tlie manufacture of Slioes and Leather, we Slave
deeided to retire from the mercantile busi
ness at tlie expiration of our lease on
the store we now occupy, Oct. x.
WE OFFER FOR CASH OR ON TIME
Fifty Xlumsand Dollars worth of Dry Goods,
Notions, Clothing, Mats, Shoes, Trunks,
Valises, Umbrellas, I2ic., Etc.
To May 15th We will Sell
Meat, Flour, Coffee, Sugar and other Gro
ceries for Cash, or in exchange for Produce.
Coi n, Hides, Tallow and Tan Mark.
After May 15th we will supply
our customers with Groceries
OUR DEEP CUT PRICES
Col. L. F. Copeland, of Harrisburg,
Penn., is one of the most popular ami
hard working lecturers on the platform.
He filled o\er two hundred dates last
season and derives a princely re enue
from his profession. And success does
nol spoil him either. He is the prince of j GiVCll UlC tx*cSCle fKJSS. fcSml HHlI Wifllcr will COZ1-
good fellows and despeuses a lavish hos j tilSUC tlSllil tllC last Clo2lar*» WOrtll Of ll£«S llCeil
pitalily as we know from having tested it j disposed of.
in the bosom of his family during last j - , , , . , ,,, ,
It is said Sain Small has started a paper
in Oklahoma. If this is true, and Sam
devotes his whole time to it, the platform
will lose one of its brighte t ami brainiest
Bill Arp made a big hit in Louisville ill
his Lecltfte to the veterans, dropped iu
Afterward to see the folks at the South
ern Bureau, ami then took a severe attack
of his old comp aint, modesty, and slip
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J. G. HYNDS M’F’G CO., Gainesville, Georgia.
the cheap claptrap of cross road j P ed out of town Be foie they could taik
politicians. He is a man who will
recognize that this is a free coun
try, that any man has a perfect
right to contend against any other
man for the honor of party leader
ship, that many veterans will na-
turally oppose him, that they have
the right to do so, and lie will think
none the less of them for it, that
every Southern man and woman
honors every man who wore the
gray, that these people who fought
thirty years ago have their faces
turned toward the morning of the
new day, are rebuilding their for
tunes and gilding with flowers of
hope and faith and trust the grand
to-day, and the greater future.
That any man who would lead,;
them, must he a man of to-day,
and if he be a hero of the past so
much the better. All these tilings
General Evans is great enough and
broad enough to know, and lie
would care little for any honor
which came to him on any narrow
er platform. And so we are sure
he must be pained and grieved by
business witli him.
* * *
Gen. Gordon is receiving enthusiastic !
ovations everywhere he delivers his lec- j
ture on the last days of the Confederacy, j
Atlanta put the big pot in the little one j
last Thursday night, and the Grand could
hardly hold the folks.
* * *
The Southern Lyceum Bureau at Louis- ;
ville is doing a great work for the South, j
They pioneered the Southern field, and <
their business is growing at a most satis J
factory rate. They are giving the South ;
ern people opportunity to see and hear
the finest platform attractions at most ,
reasonable rales, and progressive commu- !
nilies everywhere are organizing Lecture \
courses and securing their services. They i
are the Agents for our Georgia Lecturers, 1
Gordon, Groves, Jones, Ham and Bill ;
This column We shaft endeavor to make
a feature of the Georgia Cracker, ami
live items are solicited. We wish to keep
in touch with our platform co'leagues. j
WE DO FIRST-CLASS WORK.
We do it as Cheap as Anybody.
WE DELIVER IT PROPdPTLY.
We want your Business!
Dr. Sanford, the Traveller, gav
his delightful lectures iu the
course of Atlanta a few day
n , gave one of
il;“ C A Tlie Georgia Cracker Steam Printing House,
J. M. Coldwvll, secretary and treasurer!
of the Southern Lyceum Bureau, now has !
dates eight nights iu the week with a bran
GAIN EtSVI FEE, GEORGIA.
the men who ‘are engaged in the j new ® ir1, slle w . e 'K l,s tcn P oun '' s
has “a voice of rare power and sweet
ness”—for catnip tea, and other mild
child’s play of setting up and
knocking down straw men.
MR. HAM'S ENGAGEMENTS.
Many letters and personal en
quiries have come to the editor of
The Cracker enquiring whether
EMULATE YOUR MASTER, DOCTOR.
| Dr. Dixon lectured in Atlanta
j some days since. Dr. Hawthorne,
with his general commission to at
tend to everybody's business, pro
ceeded the next Simdsiv from the
cover of his pulpit, the bulwark
| from behind which he does all his
hting, to pay his respects to the
, , . „ ., . . ,-^verend lecturer, and lacking the
stump speakers in North Georgia, in con- \
nectiou with John Blais, the old husiuess t<> .‘lit ark Hid l»y null ir,
manager of the Eagle, have purchased veilrd his sarcasm utiilcr tlie thill
the p'ant of the Industrial News, and will I guise of criticism of ail lecturers.
Before They Have Seen the First
have received a publication
from a campaign club in Atlanta
called “The People’s Will." Proba
bly refers to Will Atkinson.
Gwinnett Herald: Col. H. W. J. H
the inauguration of the enterprise j kaowl1 as l 'ie present able representative j (i
will interfere with his public en- fro '" H “ 1,cou ty ’ ami one ofllie fi,RSt
gageinents. In reply we beg to say
that it will not. Mr. Ham will
continue to fill all his lecture en
gagements as heretofore. He
leaves next Sunday for Kentucky,
where he fills a week of dates, and
goes from thence to Arkansas and
Texas for the month of March.
He is now being dated for the
Northwestern Chautauqua* at
which ho will fill a line of engage
ments during July and August,
and is already under contracts in
the East for September and Octo
But during his absence his pen
will not be idle, and the readers of
The Cracker will riot only have
regular letters from him wherever
he may be, but lie will furnish edi
torial matter as well, and a regu
larly organized staff will keep every
department of the paper up to the
high standard which we have set
for it. *
■in Rvt exactly «s ti.nch Coal or
Wood as Mill want at Chas.
' Yard, at G . j. & s. dcpoi.
E tr ache,
on Iy scveie
’ll, liver ar l
We have found our old friend
M. H. Collins. He is one of the
editors of tlie Rochelle Solid South,
and sends word that he wants to
exchange with the Cracker. The
Solid _ South is a rattling good
weekly paper, and it goes on our
list with pleasure. A sight of old
Collins would-be good for sore
eyes, and bring back many a
pleasant memory of tlie old War
ren ton Clipper days when he used
to toy with the old Washington
hand-press far into the wee small
hours of the night working off the
publish a Demociatic paper in Gaines- !
ville. The name of this new candidate j
j for public favor will be the Georgia!
Roche’le Solid South: Hon. II. \V. J. j
Ham, well and favorably known through
out this and adjoining States, has again j
entered journalism, having recently pur
chased the Gainesville News. Col. Ham ;
is a fluent and fearless writer, and his ;
county should be proud of him as a eiti j
zen and as its representative in the gene- '
Cleveland Progress: Col. H. W. J. H im
and Mr. John Blats, of Gainesville, have
bought the Industrial News o f that place.
They are both experienced newspaper
men, and wiil make the paper a hummer
They will change ils name to ‘‘The Geor
gia Cracker.” and we suppose its motto
will l>e: “Devoted to the ejection of the
snollygostei to congress from the ninth
Darien Gaze't e: Hon. II. \V. J. Ham
is a newspaper man again and all the boys
are glad. “The Georgia Cracker” is the
name of the new paper and it is pub
lished at Gainesville. It is a hummer and
don’t yon fiiil lo remember it.
saying among otlx-r tilings that
"the modern lecture platform has
become contemptible in the eyts
of thinking and reputable people.”
Inasmuch as the doctor has
tried his hand on it without
achieving a conspicuous success
some people will think that this is
why lie thinks it. so bad. Others
will say that he was only striking
blindly in bis effort to get even
with I)r. Dixon who last year
christened Dr. Hawthorne and
some others who acted with him
in an effort to belittle hint
sanhedrim of sacred asses.” Oth
ers yet will suggest that if the
doctor is iso anxious to preserve
the sacredness of tlie ministerial
calling he ought to hav' had il in
mind when he was booming the
Florence Land company and get
ting his. Baptist brethren lo buy
the stock and bonds of tlie great
Baptist University at Florence in
Constitution: Ham’s paper, Tlie Gc
«ia Cracker, will fill the liifi and have a! which the bats and owls
balance over. Tile far f.imvil “Snolly.j , 10 l,l in g Jugfi carnival,
coster” is “a learn" in a newspaper office. , , ,
.... , And while all this is being said,
Augusta Chronicle: It is reported that 1 ., , , . ,, , .
'<Si.ollygo.ter" Ham will soon l>e K i,. the t,M * * f00,I> hoUest ' Do,l-tearmg poo-
publication of the Georgia Cracker at! l’R‘> hl'd trusting C hristians will
Gainesville. It will be a success from the I bleed inside and suffer and wonder
jump. why God’s ministers do not follow
Rome Tribune: “Syoll.vRoster” Haul is j n j he trac k„ of t j, e Dm Ile Mastei
going to edit “The Georgia Cracker,” at . , , , ,
Gain.,ville, Ga.. formerly the Industrial | wh ° WUS “ m, '* k » ml
News. Ham and Blats are a team anil | sorrow and acquainted witil grid
will make a readable paper in every re- | lUltV full of that charity whiell suf-
?P ecL I fereth long and is kind.
, Clarke.vllle Advertiser; The Industrial!
lmmonse circulation ot Unit lively j Hews 0 f Gainesville, has been purchased; One of tlie funniest things we
•hri*ti by H. W. J. Ham and John Blats. It will j have seen in a long while is lion.
hereafter he published as the Georgia I, pj ckt>Us accmlnt <(f
Cracker. Under the inananemeiit of two! „ , , . . ,, , , , . ,
such able newspaper me,, the Cracker is “»twalddnp published in the
bound to be a booming success. ! Kllijfty Courier of .Inn. 25th. Ac-
Dablonega Signal: Messrs. Ham and Cording to the lion. Julius he “tls-
Blnls have pur.-li iscd the Gainesville In- aistod iu taking tlie lend” in about
diistrial News. It will hereafter appear everything'that was dontt ill the
mid he known as the Georgia Cracker, last Legislature. Just think what
, Both these gentlemen have much expert-! would have happened if the Hon.
Where is this thing to t-lemen, with whom it is a pleasure , e i, ce j,, ;hi* |j„ e „f business and an ev- Julius had only turned loose a
j to have business dealings. | celleut paper maj lie expected. moment to spit in his hands,
We believe it will be generally
conceded by the traveling public
that the Richmond it Danville is
one of the best, if not tlie very
best managed, of the great passen-
ery of the Egghuster Poiiticus. W« j ger systems of the count ry. More-
arc alarmed for the future of lb* I over, the officers are courteous gen-
Toothache and NVu,
reminders Ilia’ yom
kidneys are not in pi
and lhat yon should remove lb
it once Bccks' Riood Furifi
Blood Maker wiri po-.itively do this as it
ai'ts directly on these vital t arts. Kverv
bottle w.mauled by- K. I’. Dr.:.atom and
y our diuggist.
Bucklin's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world loe Ci.w
Bru’ses, Sons. Ulcers, Salt Rhorn. TY.er
hnres. letter, Chapped Hands, CUiUJain*.
Lori s ana all Skin Fruptioua, and (Mjsi-
'W cures I’i vs. or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion or money refunded. Price 33 cents
per box. K.,r sale by Cam Brown.
Miss Lizzie Woodward,
Athens St.. Gainesville. Ga.
All work executed in the high-st style of
Hie art, and according to the latest
ami most fasliiotialde models.
Satisfaction Guaranteed and
Lowest Prices for First-
I take much pleasure in aunottuciuo
hat on tile 1st of Fibruarv, t)R. J. B
George, who has been with me f!, t sev^
- ral years and is so favorably known in
our cutnnmnilv, became associated with
me in tile wholesale and r. t il .true bus
iness, the style of ibe firm Iteing K. E.
Dixon & Co. I thank my friends ter
l ie generous pat, onage accorded me j»
Hie past, and bop. their favors will be
Continued lo the new firm.
„ , , E E Dixon.
February 12.h. Is<H.
iiailnnd II. I’rior.
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Do a General Law Business.
Office in tlie Dunlap Building. Up stairs,
Gainesv ilV, Georgia
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