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If you want to win,follow the man
Theories sound well on paper,
but practical experience wins.
The Grip has caught on,and holds
like grim death to a dead coon.
|The Railroads have changed their
schedule m the general office and the
payrolls gain by it.
Crisp lias a head of bis own, it
is full of good sense and sound
judgment, and he knows how to
2<| The air feels Crisp when the
Mugwumps get on the Hill, and
he wind will blow through their
The fate of the Central of Georgia
seems to be fluttering in the breeze.
We have sufficient confidence in the
Georgia Directors too feel easy over
The Calhouns have put on the
war paint of a very lurid hue. The
Management of the Terminial sys¬
tem stopped their wages and they got
mad and quit.
Hili. and Crisp the leading Dem¬ J
ocrats of the nation, are receiving
the left-handed compliments of
the soreheads, smart Alicks and
second rate politicians of all par¬
ties just now.
1 he peaceful election and inau-
guration of the New President of
Chile, has caused a cessation of
hostilities on papeij and thy red
cloud of war is apparently dissipated
by the sun beams of a peaceful set¬
tlement of the National greivances.
Let us have Peace.
Although the administration
estimate for the payment of pensions
for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
1892, is only, mark the only. $141,000,
000, those who have devoted much
study to the subject predict that
will require at least 820,000,000
An Exchange says—“Speech is
silver but silence is golden, while
Hill talks,Cleveland is silent,” when
Hill talks, he always says something,
the right thing, at the right time and
in the right place, while Cleveland’s
silence is very dense, and his princi¬
pal utterances are to home manr,
Senator Hill is the whits-head-
ed boy of the Democrats. Dame
Fortune lias kissed him on the
front tooth, and when he slips the
ring in the nose of the Republi¬
cans if they don’t move to his no¬
tion he applies the twister to their
rudder and they mosey according
Representative Springer has
prepared the first of the series of
tariff bills with which it is proposed
to assault the present class-favonng
law, and it will be submitted to the
ways and Means Committee in a few
days, probably this week. It will
put wool on the free list, and place
carpets on about the basis proposed
by the Mills bill.
Ex-Representative Perkins, of
Kansas, who is to attempt to fill the
vacant chair of the late Senator
Plumb, by right of a gubernatorial
appointment, did not make a repu¬
tation to be veiy proud of during
the four sessions he served as a
member of the House. As a states¬
man he was a bad misfit, but as a
blind, bitter partisan, losing sight of
everything but the momentary suc¬
cess of his party, he was a howling
success. His career in the Senate
will probably be but a repetition of
«’ the House.
The tono of some of the leading
papers in the South in commenting
upon the recent acts of this dis-
tinguished Democrat present such
i a lack of harmony in the ranks of
i | the party that the Republicans
are hailing with joy the probable
| dissensions which seem inevitable
nnles they take council of thoir
prudence, and try to regulate the
ton© of tlieir political predictions,
«««*«•»• 0f lhe
prominent leaders of the party, by
th.n , ll» f prlnd?l«.ftb. l»rty
and the line of policy adopted by
«>»»•« loader, of the ron,i„ g
campaign. If we enter the
p.Ugu with a divided sentiment,
inharmonious opinions and party
dissensions and strife we can ex¬
pect nothingjbut a humiliating de-
at the next November.
Senator Hill has proven himself
the peer of any Democrat in the
country, in devotion to the
pies of true democracy, in the
faithful performance of every
duty, even in the face of malicious
comment and hostile criticism by
his own party, in the management
of the politics of his state to the ut¬
ter rout arid confusion of the oppo¬
sition,his masterly control and di¬
rection of the difficult and intri-
cate questions which were present¬
ed by the shrewdest and most
acute politicians of the day, in
order to secure the balance of
power in the Legislature of his
state call forth the highest encom¬
iums of the country, and even hi 3
most bitter enemies acknowledge
liis legal acumen and power, and
his unequalled ability as a politi¬
cal manager. The brilliancy of
his success has placed his name
prominently before the nation as
a probable candidate for the office
of President. This appears to call
down upon him the unfavorable
comment of all the Democratic
press of the country who have a
preference for some other candi¬
date for the honor. We can’t see
no reason why the great credit
due Governor Hill should not be
d;,]y awarded liim, freely and
c h eer f u Uy. even if another candi-
date for President is preferred ’
it is the prerogative of any paper '
or individual to express it. Any
man in the nation has the right to
offer himself as a candidate for
any office in the gift of the people.
and liis merits should be the test
of liis advancement.
If the National Convention
should nominate Senator Hill for
the Democratic standard bearer
we should support him vith
great deal of enthusiasm. We
know of no man in the country
who has done or will do more, or
has the ability backed by the en-
orgy and inclination to further
the great princip.es of Democracy,
in a greater measure than Senator
Although nothing definite is
known on the subject it seems to be
the opinion of the majority of demo¬
crats that the committee on Rules of
the House will not recommend the
restoration of all the appropriation
bills to the Committee on Appropri¬
ations, as they were some years ago,
and as Representatives Holman,
Sayers, Dockery and other cham¬
pions of economy wish them to be
again. It is possible that the com¬
mittee may conclude to get the views
of a democratic caucus before acting
on this very important matter.
A job lot of Southern papers
are aping the calamity howlers
in growling about the action of
Speaker Crisp in attending to his
own business in his own way.
Little two for a nickle editors
who can’t run a country weekly
patent outside successfully, imag¬
ine they can give the Speaker les¬
sons in managing the affairs of his
The United States Supreme Court
has reversed the decision of Ne¬
braska State Court, and decided
that Governor Boyd is the legal
governor of that State.
Castor Oil is a well know, safe and reliable
cathartic. However, its nauseous taste
renders it very disagreeable to take, especially
so to children. Cheatham’s Tasteless Castor
Oil, while containing all the active principles
of the pure oil, is delightful to the taste.
Price 25 cents. For sale by all druggists.
It is surprising' that some peo-
pie are so anxious to get into no-
tico, that they will take the most
reckless chances to secure that end.
»<p 00 ] s rush in where angels fear
t0 tread.” Some of the little Jim-
crow pennya-liners who are bark-
j i n g at the acts of Speaker Crisp,
aI1( ] joining the disgruntled part
of tiie Democratic party in cavil-
j njr appointments, would 1)0
be .noticed 1.,- tho
j )rcss or people, that even a kick
wonl <l b. appreciated. AaylblbR
Speaker Cri.p ha, bee., on-
gnre( ;[ f or bis failure to appoint Mr.
Mills chairman of the “Ways and
Means" committ e. The censure
commenced with the Mills faction
and was caught up by the para¬
graphed, and went the usual
rounds. Wo are proud to know
Die good common sense and
j 11( jg men t 0 f the Speaker has
shown itself in this as in all other
matter, and he has passed 1lie
whole bunch of unfavorable criti¬
There are plenty of good rea¬
sons which will occnr to any fai.i
minded man on reflection, why
the Speaker should not hamper
himself by appointing to leading
places on committees, men who are
not in full accord with him on the
leading questions of the day.
Speaker Crisp will give tli
country a clean balance sheet at
the end of his administration, and
one of which all Georgians will be
proud, and the Democrats of the
Nation will be gratified.
The Story of the Leaves.
“Oh!” cried the leaves, as a gust
of wind whirled them away, “why
can we not rest in peace!”
“Because the wind is angry with
us, and will not let us rest,” sighed
a green and gold leaf, as it went
scampering away with its forlorn
“It is a mad wanderer,” said
another, “and would have us for
company, Oh, for some quiet place
But the wind was in a merry mood,
and only whistled louder these
complaints. Far and far away it
wafted the shivering leaves, over
hill and valley, and its merry whist¬
ling drowned their frequent sighs.
Sometimes it would pause where the
birds were singing the last songs of
the faded summer and let the leaves
rest a moment in the soft and mel-
low sunlight. Then it would take
them up again and continue its
j 0U1 -n e y, earrying Che melody'’of the
At last the wind came to a valley,
and in the heart of the valley there
was a lovely spot, where children
were at play, and the wind paused a
momen t to toss their golden curls
and play at hide-and-seek with them.
It forgot the leaves, and they fell
in golden masses at the children’s
feet. And they laughed and said:
“See what the wind has brought us!
GUANO AND SUPPLIES
FOR Sfp>S 1892,
Our facilities for advancing to planters, for the crops of 1892, are
far in advance of anything yet attempted in the South. All purchases of
bacon, flour, corn, tobacco, etc., will be sold at regular wholesale prices
to planters for cash, and our time prices on same will be on a very close
margin to reliable parties. We also advance money to our customers.
MS FOR GUiSQ.
We are in a position to duplicate any manufacturer’s prices, to clubs
or single large buyers. We handle only the very highest grade fertilizers,
including the only animal bone goods sold in Georgia, the highest grade
acid phosphates, pure German kainit of our own importation, bright cot¬
ton seek meal, etc. As we are in position to sell very close, would
furnish manipulators and merchants with their stocks of fertilizers, and
will manufacture any class of complete fertilizers wanted under their own
MR. A. M. RODGERS, formerly of Rodgers, Worsham & Co., and
MR. A. C. FELTON, Jr., formerly of Napier, Worsham & Co., have
entire charge of our business, and will be pleased to hear from their
FARMERS SUPPLY GO.,
Uptown Office Next to Dunlap Hardware Go., Third Street, Macon, Ga.
MR. 0. M. HOUSER
is our representative at Ft. Valley, Ga., and will be glad to serve his friends.
Let us make a playhouse of the
I he poor little leaves were glad to
rest > an ^ the children made merry
with them. Hut byand by the mother
ca " e d the children home and they
left their playhouse in the leaves.
night long the leavesdream-
ed of them,
I he children came again next day,
but one of them was missing, lhen
tne eav es saul: “\\ here is the little
The child, .red, “Shcha,
gonG awav, and win nevei play with
lntntiie wind, in parsing over
| c the hildien beautiful and the valley, leaves, remembered and it the
down and kissed the children and
took the leaves away.
And “Oh!” cried the leaves, as
the wind bore them along, “Oh!
that we might have lingered in the
valley with the children, for now we
may never see them again!”
But the wind did not answer. It
only sighed and bore the leaves away.
“Why is the wind so gentle and so
sorrowful?” the leaves asked one of
another. But the wind did not
answer. It only sighed and bore
them far away—until at last it came
to a newmade grave. And then it
paused and let the leaves fall gently
and tenderly upon it, until it was
transformed into a couch of gold.
Then the wind sang a low, soft, sor¬
rowful song, and kissed the leaves
And the wondering leaves were
sorrowful, and they said; “This is
the place where the little lost child
is sleeping. The wind stole her
away from us yesterday, and it has
hidden her here. It has sung her to
sleep. Let us hide the gold curls
and rosy cheeks forever, away from
the wind and rain!”
And all the winter long the kind
leaves lay and dreamed there, until
the spring came and decked the lit¬
tle grave with violets.—Frank L.
Stanton in Constitution.
(Corner Miller and Person’s Street.)
W. A. WATSON, Proprietor.
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Lodging $15 per month. Table
Board £io per month.
Transient Board 5?i.oo per
day for less than one week. For
more than one week special rates
will be made. janS-3m.
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E. J. McGEHEE & CO.
The finest Wines anti Brandies, the best
W H S 8 K i E 8,
Te most popular brands of Bottled Beer,
also Beer on tap from the best breweries in
the country. Prices cut down to fit prices of
cotton. Call and see me when you want
anything in my line and I will please you.
Prompt attention given to orders.
S. B. BROWN X SON.
Yes, wo are still “in it,” nnd"here to stay. Cotton is not as
high ae a pine tree, but the children must have shoes, your wife will
be sure to want a dress, and you must get a stylish hat, if money is
We are here for business, and will sell goods in accordance with
tight times. Come and get our prices, look at the quality of our
and see if better will be offered anywhere.
For cash or credit dealing we want to talk with you, and when
call, we will do the rest.
S. B. BROWN & SON.
Dry Goods & Shoes.
Schofield’s Iron Works,
m1 Ct AND
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Gins, Cane Mills and Saw Mills. Dealers in
Mill and Machinists’ Supplies. Special atten
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SAW MILLS, CANE MILLS, PIPE ANO FITTINGS
Locomotive Repairs a Specialty.
All Kinds of Brass and Iron Castings. All Kinds of Repairs Promptly Done.
utT" Now is the time to have repairs done. Send us your macliimery and wo
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FINDLAY IRON WORKS J
j, MACHINSaY and CASTINGS Of all Kinds.
Cotton Screws For Hand,
Horse, Steam and
1 Water Power.
, WT .5
Cast or Steel Screw Pins.
CANE MILLS AND SYRUP KETTLES.
Wrought Iron Pipe and Fittings, Brass Steam and Water Goods, Inspirators,
Steam Gauges, etc., etc,
^"Repairing a Specialty.
O. U. FIUDLAlY, Macon, On..
L. J. DINKLER & CO.,
Liquor Dealers Tobacco! Cigars,
MULBERRY STREET, NEXT TO POSTOFFICE,