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WILL GIVE ATTENTION TO
OTHER ROADS IN COUNTY.
fill Public Roads Leading to City to be Put in
The County Commissioners will
probably move the convict camp to
the Athens road at an early day.
The Jackson county authorities, who
owe us six days work, have begun
on the county line and are coming
Nine miles of Lawrenceville road
has been put in excellent condition
and branches leading to Flowery
Branch and Oakwood have also been
worked. So that section has been
Hon. John A. Smith, Chairman of
the Board, thinks it will be the
proper thing to now give the other
roads leading from the city some
needed attention, and a meeting
of the board will be called soon to
determine this matter.
All the other roads are badly in
.need of work—the Candler road,
the road to White Sulphur, the
Clark’s Bridge road, the New Bridge
road, the Thompson’s Bridge road,
the Iron Bridge road, and the
Brown s Bridge road.
There is a huge task in front of the
Commissioners to give all these
roads their due, especially with the
bad weather we have had for many
A New Doctor.
Dr. ,1. C. Orr, from Dossville, Miss.,
physician and surgeon, has located
in Flowery Branch for the practice
of his profession. He is a graduate
of the Atlanta College of Medicine
and Surgery. We predict for him a
successful career in his new field.
The Pierce Reunion.
There will be a reunion at Gaines
ville, on the 23d of this month, of the
Pierce children and grandchildren,
and relatives and friends.
They are all invited to come with
Dr. Pierce and relatives will be up
John Finger Goes to Atlanta.
Mr. John Finger of this city, who
has been with the M. C. Brown drug
store for a number of years, has left
the city for Atlanta, where he goes
to take a position with Lamar <fc
Bankin. druggists, in the capacity
of traveling salesman. Mr. Finger
is a hustler and one that makes
friends as he goes, and that he will
be a success in his new field is a cer
Do You Go There?
Where? To Gower Springs Union
Sunday School every Sunday after
noon. at 4.00 o'clock. A real, sure
enough Sunday School, using the
, regular S. S. International Lessons,
and undenominational literature.
Twenty-eight was the number pres
ent last Sunday, in spite of threat
ening weather. Some who come to
to this school have never before at
tended any Sunday School. Teach
ers and musicians are needed.
Come out and help us in this work.
TINO IMPORTANT PROJECTS
WILL RIPEN AT EARLY DAY.
Machinery and Men are Here and at Work on
Main Street—Southern is Unloading Men
to Tear Down Old Depot.
Owing to a delay in the machinery
and material arriving for the pav
ing of Main street it was impossible
for the work to begin last week, but
now the engines, rollers, plows and
every impelment to be used are here
and the work of grading the street
preparatory to laying the founda
tion began Monday morning bright
On last Friday and Saturday the
Southern Railroad side-tracked 12
work cars at the depot with suffi
cient men to roll the old depot down
to the present freight depot, in prep
aration for the erection of the new’
one. They will connect the present
passenger depot with the old freight
depot, making it larger and more in
keeping with the present volume of
business that is done out of Gaines
The erection of the new’ depot will
be let out by contract, while the
moving of the old depot and con
necting it with the freight depot will
be done by employees of the South
These are two projects that the
city is very much in need of, and
really it is hard to see how this
beautiful health resort has been con
tented without them so long.
Tile the walks in the square,
Dr. Denton Leaves Piedmont.
Dr. Dan S. Denton, who has been
connected with the Piedmont Drug
Co. ever since its organization, has
sold his share, and will leave the
Company about August Ist. The
friends of Dr. Denton regret to see
him leave the “Piedmont” and
hope that he will not leave the
When we have a good man like
j Dr. Denton in our midst we like t
; keep him.
The Gainesville District Confer-
I ence of the M. E. Church. South,
will meet Monday night. July 22. at
Winder. Dr. Luke Johnson, presid
ing elder of the Gainesville district,
■ The Gainesville Midland has gran
| ted a 2-cent rate, or a 4-cent round
trip rate, good on train leaving
Gainesville Monday. July 22. at 5.35
The delegates from First church
, Gainesville, besides the pastor, are
J. T. Tucker. J. W. Hargrave. J. C.
1 Edmondson. W. J. Whitehead. J. L.
Ellis. H. J. Pearce. J. H. Hosch.
| and Hammond Johnson.
An Old-timer Back.
John L. Palmour. who was once
a successful merchant and cotton
buyer in Gainesville, leaving here
about twenty years ago for Oklaho
ma. is here on a visit to relatives.
He is accompanied by by his wife
and little daughter. His brother,
Raymond, also accompanied him.
, John looks about the same as of
i yore—only a little handsomer.
GAINESVILLE. GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1912.
CAN YOU LEGISLATE RELIGION
INTO THE HEARTS OF MEN?
If the Tippins Bill Passes will it Lesson
Whisky Drinking in the State of Georgia?
There has been much legislation in
recent years against the use of whis
ky—many bills introduced by poli
ticians for doing away with whisky
entirely—wiping it from the face of
the earth—but perhaps one of the
most drastic bills that has ever gone
before the representatives of the
people in a law-making body, is that
of Mr. Tippins, which has just passed
the House and stands a first-rate
showing in the Senate, and may re
ceive the Governor's signature, and
it may not.
It is really amusing to a man up a
tree, and one who does his own
thinking, to watch the shrewd
politician use the whisky problem
for a hobby to ride into office —and
it is the most effective that has come
under our observation. Just let a
man come out on the Prohibition
Ticket, and it matters not whether
his brain would fill a wash tub. or
whether it would rattle in a mustard
seed, he goes right in. ‘“Oh, yes, he
is going to hit liquor a rap that
will knock it into the middle of next
July.” But have you ever seen it
done? Have we had a body of law
makers who could legislate Christi
anity and temperance into the hearts
Whisky drinking is a heritage;
one that can only hope to lose out in
the fifth or sixth generation from
the generation that is not given to
So it is writ: ‘‘For I am a jealous
God; visiting the iniquities of the
fathers unto the third and fourth
When a man begins drinking in
his youth, it becomes a part of his
nature —it is instilled into him—it is
a part of the carnal man, and when
he becomes a father, the child is in
his own likeness —a part of his fie*h
and blood —the child inherits the
taste for drink.
Occasionally the father is not re
sponsible. Sometimes it was grand
father that sinned, and it skips a
generation, while less seldom it
passes the third generation, but just
as sure as you live and God's word
is true, it will strike before the
fourth generation is passed away.
God, in his wisdom, hath made man
Should the Tippins bill pass, the
only thing we see in it, is this: It
will stop physicians from prescrib
ing alcohol in any form—for the bill
allows only one-half of one per cent
alcohol in drugs, or any kind of med
icines that require its use. It will
knock out patent medicines entirely,
for there are many of them that con
tain from one to eighty per cent
alcohol, and there is one other thing
that we should not lose sight of —the
Blind Tiger. The Tigerswill flourish
as they ne’er have done before.
There was such a thing as a Blind
Tiger when the State was “wet'
but it was kinder on the blink; its
business w’as limited to Sunday trade,
in those counties that local option
ran “dry”—but it has been far from
“on the blink” since the prohibition
bill was passed—it has had a good
business, and a business that is rap
idly increasing, and one that will
increase more in the next for years
than it has in the past four—under
the Tippins bill—a Prohibition Law
that doesn't Prohibit.
There are White Tigers and Black
Tigers and Yellow Tigers, and there
will still be tigers, fßr the whisky
men will have whisky and.the pro
hibition men will have prohibition—
it has always been thus. A white
man or a negro can take a capital of
$5 and get rich bootlegging whi-ky.
It has been done, and it will still be
done, and there is no revenue col
He will get two gallons of whisky
for $5 —which is equivalent to 16 pints.
.ie will sell that whisky for $1 per
pint —occasionally he makes twenty
pint* out of it with water and bead
ing oil—then he has cleared sls with
the expenditure of $5 —why should
he not take the risk of being caught?
Is it not worth it?
The taste will have to run out by
You can't legislate religion and
temperance into the hearts of men?
“Raise your children in the way
they should go, and when they are
1 old they will not depart from it.”
Established in iB6O.
Charters Makes Splendid Speech
To Crowd Overflowing Room.
Cheering that Shook Walls of Court House, with a Sprinkle
of Old Rebel Yells.
Colonel Charters in his speech at
the court house Monday brought
back the good old days—the good old
days of oratory.
This ancient heritage of the South
had lapsed into decay since the era
of the chincapin statesman.
But it got back Monday.
Chartershad long had the reputa
tion of a great speaker at the bar;
but in trying a case in court a genu
ine orator lacks elbow’ room.
But on the hustings he is an orator,
with all that term can possibly im
ply. He is polished, ornate, grace
ful of phrase; and, overshadowing
all else, he has that splendid thing
without which all oratory is as a
tinkling cymbal—he is a logician, a
masterly logician—in the same sen
tence spinning the gossamer and
forging the giant anchor.
At the adjournment of court he
was introduced by Col. Howard
Thompson to an audience that filled
every niche and corner in the court
The Tariff was among the first
things discussed by the speaker. He
was in favor of levying only enough
tax on imports to pay the actual ex
penses of the Government. “This
is the good old Democratic doctrine —
and I am a Democrat. lam rather
a Free Trader. I am in favor of
taking the tariff off everything that
contributes to the comfort of the
common people and putting it on the
luxuries of the rich.
“Mr. Bell talks about the present
Democratic platform and says he
standson that. Well, four years ago
the Democratic party made a plat
form and Mr. Bell stood on that, too.
That platform demanded free lumber
in the interest of the people. Mr.
Bell voted with the Republicans to
put a duty on lumber. He voted in
the caucus against the reciprocity
treaty with Canada, which would
have put lumber on the free list.”
Lorimer, who had just been ex
pelled from the Senate, had been
elected by the lumber interests
through bribery. There was a big
lobby at Washington, and the leader,
Hines, declared on one occasion
that “it was an awful job to keep
the Southern members in line.”
The speaker declared himself op
posed to foreign immigration—or in
favor of limiting it, at least. This
country had been bought with the
blood of our forefathers, and was for
Americans, and not for the vicious
classes of Slavonians, Hungarians,
Was opposed to the present mode
of distributing garden seed —third-
class seed at that—which now costs
$575,000 of the people’s money. He
was in favor of the Agricultural De
partment having charge of this mat
ter, so that the people would get
Said the speaker: “If I were a
member of Congress, and it came to
the pass that I had to use such a
paltry method to hold the voters 1
He spoke of the Federal pensions—
said there were more names on the
list than were ever in the Confed
erate army at any onetime; that the
cost amounted to $155,000,000 a year;
that the present Democratic House
had voted an increase of $30,000,000
a year. Mr. Bell left Gainesville on
Monday; on Tuesday the bill was
passed. Mr. Bell did not vote. Only
two Georgia members spoke against
this bill—Tribble and Roddenbury.
Mr. Beil had got a Mr. Lummus of
Milton county to write him a letter
asking what he had accomplished in
Congress. Mr. Bell immediately re
plied to Mr. Lummus and gave a
few shining examples of his ability
to get things for his constituents.
The chiefest among these was the
securing a pension of $3,100 for Mary
Trask of Habersham county.
“I was solicitor-general then," said
Col. Charters, “and convicted her of
an immoral crime. Afterward con
victed her for being drunk on the
public highw’ay. This was belore
Mr. Bell got her the $3,100. After
she secured this princely fortune she
went over to Toccoa, taking with her
a coal-black negro woman, as her
“maid.” She had heard that rich
ladies always had maids. They en
tered a drug store, and Mary called
for‘twococa-colas.’ Two?' inquired
the clerk, ‘who is the other one for?'
‘For my maid.’ answered Mary. The
clerk then and there kicked her out
bodily— not figuratively, but bodily—
and threw’the ‘maid’ out after her."
Here some one in the audience.w ho
knew’ the “lady,” remarked:
“She's spent all her money now—
she spent her last dollar for a dog.”
“Yes.” replied the Colonel, ““and
John Holder put a dollar tax on the
“Now’, remember,” said Col. Char
ters, “the $3,100 that this woman got
was the people’s money. You and I
paid our part of it.”
“If I am elected to Congress,” said
the speaker. “I shall use my utmost
endeavors, in season and out of sea
son, to secure Government aid in
the building of better roads for the
people. The Government is amply
empowered by the Constitution to do
this. The millions appropriated
every year for river ami harbor im
provement are “to facilitate com
merce.” There is very little freight
hauled on our rivers that does not
pass over the country roads. The
Government is spending $20.000.0QQ
annually for roads in the Philippine
Islands, and large sums in Cuba, but
not a cent at home, among its own
“A very short while ago the Gov
ernment built a ‘dreadnaught’—the
battleship Texas. Then England
built a “superdreadnaught.’ Then
the Government concluded to build a
‘scaredo'nothing’—and they are now
building it —to cost $15,000,000. They
took the Texas and used it as a tar
get for the sailors to practice shoot
ing. And each shot cost $1,200 —
enough to build a mile of road.”
“Now. fellow-citizens,” said the
speaker, “if I am elected to Con
gress I intend to be heard on the
floor—not only in the committee
rooms, but on the floor of the House.
I intend to be heard on these ques
tions. I will not be content to be a
Whip. Do you know what a Whip
is? He is a bailiff—a messenger.
When a vote is pending and some
members are absent, the Whip is
told to thrash around and get ’em up.
That is what a Whip is.”
“And there is Holder—he fought
the bill putting the convicts on the
public roads until the session ex
pired, and Governor Smith had to
call an extra session, at great ex
pense to the people. And all this in
the interest of a convict lessee of
great corporosity and a wen on his
neck —old Jim Smith.
“Holder has introduced a bill al
lowing women to practice law. That
is another thing he had done for the
people. I am opposed to women
practicing law’, serving on juries, or
voting. lam opposed to woman un
sexing herself. I am opposed to
crowing hens. I love to think of my
mother, who died w’ben I was nine
years old—l love to think of her not
as addressing a jury, hut as holding
her hand on my head as I knelt at
her knees and said my evening
prayer. ‘Now’l lay me down to sleep;
I pray thee. Lord, my soul to keep.'
That is the way I love to remember
The speaker held up a copy of Hol
der’s celebrated “Sleep Circular.”
which is a testimonial from his 14
tenants that he sleeps with them and
they w’ith him. Said he. impress
ively, “That thing is an insult to
every intelligent manin the district.’’
“Pardon a personal reference.”
said Col. Charters: “My father was
a poor man. He was a Confederate
soldier and died from wounds re
ceived in the war. I w T as raised a
poor boy. The only aid I ever re
ceived was from an uncle, who was a
journeyman painter, and a poor man
himself. What I am and what I
have I made myself.
“Mr. Holder was born with broad
acres. But that is not to his dis-
I credit. Yet it is comfortable to be
Col. Charters received a great ova
tion when he had finished his speech.
If this speech w T as not a vote-maker,
the audience was different from any
i we have ever seen.
t Not in years have w’e seen so much
i enthusiasm during a political speech.
SI.OO a Year id Advance
HALL COUNTY PERRY CLUB
ORGANIZED FRIDAY NIGHT
With Several Hundred Names on List and More
Being Added Daily.
A largely attended meeting was
held at the court house last Friday
night for the purpose of organizing
and electing officers for the Hall
County Perry Club.
The list showed several hundred
names, and the reports showed that
every one was signing immediately
upon upon being asked.
Mr. W. A. Miller was elected pres
ident of the club. Mr. Guy Clopton
vice-president.’ and Mr. W. M. John
Several addresses were made be
fore the meeting. The opinion w’as
unanimous that Mr. Perry’s pros
pects were exceedingly bright and
that his campaign only needed pub
licity—that the people only needed
to be waked up to the merits of the
The newspapers of the city were
appointed as a committee of public
ity.and an executive committee of ten
was appointed to further Mr. Perry's
interests. This committee is com
posed of: Hayne Palmour, John
Redwine, J. H. Hoseh, J. O. Ad
ams, R. D. Mitchell, J. B. Rubofph,
Jno. A. Smith, Geo. M. Quillian,
and Ben A. Rogers.
Col. W. B. Sloan addressed the
meeting and moved that a commit
tee of three be appointed to draft
resolutions indorsing Mr. Perry as
a citizen and public offical, and
that this resolution be published in
the Atlanta papers and other dailies.
The committee is composed of W.
B. Sloan. B. P. Gaillard, and Guy
Col. White of Cleveland addressed
the meeting, reporting that the
outlook was very bright in his sec
The club will enter upon an ac
tive campaign in the interest of
A meeting of the Club will be held
at the court house Saturday after
noon at 2.30. Every citizen of the
county is invited to come.
Mr. L. A. Davis, from down Cal
vary way, brought us a nice bucket
of peaches last Friday—the finest of
the season. Thanks! Next?
Prof. C. G. Payne
an old Hail county boy, who was
recently elected to the superintend
ency of the Dallas public schools,
passed through the city last Saturday
en route to Clermont to visit his
Mr. Robert Beaty.
Mr. Robert Beaty a prominent far
mer of Hall county, died at his res
idence in Whelchels district last
Saturday from hemorrhages of the
lungs. He is survived by a wife.
The funeral and interment occurred
at Corinth Sunday. Rev. T. L. Rob
The Dr. Got Around.
Several years ago W’e taught Dr.
Daniel how’ to raise tomatoes and
every year about this time he brings
us his biggest one. sometimes two.
He got around Monday morning
bright and early—and it was an
awful nice one. Dr. Daniel is sure a
Jim Byrd Killed on Southern.
Mr. James Byrd, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. M. Byrd of this city, was
killed in a wreck on the Southern
near Greenville. S. C.. last Saturday
when two freight trains crushed
Mr. Byrd will be remembered as
having been in the employ of the
Gainesville Iron Works at this place
for a number of years, going later
to Birmingham, w here he was taken
from the Southern Shops at that
place ami put on the road in the ca
pacity of fireman ; ami had only been
firing about six months privr to his
death. Mr. T. M. Byrd, father of the
dead boy. has been an engineer for
over thirty years, and has never had
so much as a scratch from an acci
The funeral and interment oc
curred at Duncan. S. C.. Sunday, a\
long cqncourse of friends going over
to pay a last tribute to the deceased.
Rev. A. F. Nunn of this city had
charge of the services.
Mrs. W. A. Charters will have as
her guest for several weeks Mrs.
Fred A. Murray of Guayama. Porto