THE GAINESVILLE EAGLE.
3y the Eagle Publishing Company.
BLACKJACKS HAVE BIG
' MEET SATURDAY NIGHT.
President Sutton or the Job—Sosatlon Dis
cusses a Betterment in Funeral
The right ancient order of the
Blackjack association met at the
Castle, Fort Peeler, Sandy Flat Sat
urday night pursuant to a call from
the president, and after serving
light refreshments, owing to the
severity of the wind, much busi
ness was santracted.
The first brought up was by
Brother Tater Gitshaw.
Brother Gitshaw lamentated, ex
pounded, expostulated, and prevari
cated upon the manner in which
some of the brethren Rausum Git
ters were laid away in the peaceful
city of those who launched their ca
noe upon the stygian river and pad
died henceforth to valhalla.
Brother Gitshaw said in part:
“Brethen, Rausum Gitters, Chair
Warmers and revered Son’s of Rest,
listen to me:
‘‘lt is a shame the manner in
which some of the brethren of the
Apostollic Creed preach our de
parted brethren into the place of
happiness where there is no more
weeping and wailing and gnashing
“Why, they even go so far as to
tell the mourners at the morgue
what a tried and true and faithful
and loving father and husband the
deceased has been, and how many
times he has risen in the middle of
the night and got his toes frost-bit
peeping over the footboard of the
bedstead playing peekaboo with
them when they were little fellows,
and how’ many nights he stuck car
pet tacks and pins in his toes hunt
ing the painkiller, an antidote for
“Os course all of that soft stuff is
calculated to make the mourners
feel good, but it misses the target.
It only makes them think they have
really lost something. Ten chances
to a dime they would never know
the good traits of the deceased if
the minister didn’t tell them. I tell
you, brethren, the mourners never
know, half of the time, what they
have lost until the preacher tells
“The preacher gets up with a long
story about many traits of the de
ceased that no one ever knew he
had. He gets the mourners to think
ing that they have really and truly
lost something that was of benefit
to them—they think they have lost
a valuable asset, and one that can
never return —and of course it can't
—but they are better off maybe.”
Brother Dink Shoobub fell off a
stool about this time and Brother
Gitshaw had to hush.
Brother Sutton announced that
the Tappa Nu Keg Sorority would
entertain at the annual dansant,
the Joreefling, as soon as dogwood
The president will be tried at the
next meeting on a charge of water
wagonitis, having been afflicted with
this disease for something like four
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned.
Died in Dawson County.
Mr. S. W. Townsend, aged 85
years, died at his home last Satur
day in Dawson county from old age
and a complication of stomach
troubles. The deceased is survived
by eight children.
Mr. Townsend was a Confederate
soldier and was well known in Hall
county. The funeral occurred at
Liberty church Sunday. Rev. T. L.
Robinson performing the burial
rites, and the remains were interred
in the churchyard.
Program History Club.
Saturday afternoon. March 14th.
1914 —Mrs. H. W. J. Ham, hostess.
Ignorance is the curse of God.
Knowledge is the wing wherewith
we fly to Heaven.
Roll Call. Responses. Current
1 Argentine Types Manners and
Morals—Miss Nell R. Murphey.
Terra del Fuego—Folklore etc —
The Sons ot’J the Forest—Mrs.
•‘'The Conquest of Peru—Mrs. J. W.
A Quiz —How does it happen that
the names used in Shakespeare's
Tempest ‘and those of the Patago
nian savages are the same? etc., etc.
Conducted by Mrs. W. H. Slack.
FIGHT BETWEEN LOCAL
OFFICERS AND UNCLE
SAM FOR PRISONER.
Sheriff Spencer Captures Prisoner of Much
Fame —Has Traveled over a big Por
tion of U. S. Deadbeating.
Fred Downes, alias J. G. Brown,
alias Pro Bono Publico, etc., much
wanted at present by the Federal
authorities as well as local authori
ties from San Francisco to South
Carolina and Virginia, is now lan
guishing in Hall county jail under
a cross-fire of “I’ll have him —no
you won’t; I’ll have him,” between
Hall county and Uncle Sam.
Downes, alias Brown, alias Pro
Bono Publico,came to Hall county a
few weeks back and put up at a local
boarding house, posing as an insur
ance agent, and spreading on dawg
in great style.
He was carried to the First Meth
odist Sunday School and introduced
into the “Scrap Pile,” a prominent
class of fits and misfits and odds
and ends of this school of State
wide fame, the pastor of the Church
taking unusual interest in the
stranger. Downes, alias Brown,
alias Pro Bono Publico, was consid
ered all-wool and a yard wide, and
cut many didoes among the upper
Here is where a good story cul
Here is where Uncle Sam gets a
pull at Downes, alias Brown, alias
Pro Bono Publico.
He knew a good woman away out
in Mississippi who had a son disap
pear, and like other good mothers
in Israel, she wanted to know of the
whereabouts of her son, so she ad
vertised and offered a reward for
the return of her son, or any infor
mation as to his whereabouts.
Downes, alias Brown, alias Pro
Bono Publico, seeing the advertise
ment, wrote to Mrs. Sorrels, imper
sonating her son, and saying .that
he “was all in” and would come
home if she would send him the
money. She sent him S2O by return
mail. And there is where Uncle
Sam gets a pull at Downes, alias
Brown alias Pro Bono Publico.
After securing the S2O from Mrs.
Sorrels, Downes alias Brown alias
Pro Bono Publico swiped two suit
cases and an overcoat from the
boarding house at which he was
stopping, and departed through a
side window for parts unknown to
the boarding house mistress and
friends in Sunday School and the
Sheriff Spencer was notified of
the departure of Downes, alias
Brown, alias Pro Bono Publico,
and began an investigation. He
learned that Brown had gone to
Buford from Gainesville. He fol
lowed him and arrived in Buford
only in time to pull him from the
side of a prominent widow’ of that
place, who was about to launch out
with him upon the seas of matri
It was learned later that the pret
ty young widow 7 was about to re
ceive SSOO in life insurance, which
had prompted the speedy courtship
and marriage on the part of Downes,
alias Browm, alia Pro Bono Public.
One of the ministers of the city
w’ent to the jail to visit Downes,
alias Brown, alias Pro Bono Publico,
a few days ago. and Downes, alias
Brown, alias Pro Bono Publico,
with other prisoners of the jail were
interested in a game of proker, set
back, or something. The Minister
gave Dowmes, alias Brown, alias
Pro Bono Publico a salute on the
shoulder, and Downes, alias Brown,
alias Pro Bono Publico only looked
up and gave a cool greeting to the
parson and continued his game.
Just who will make the first pros
ecution of Dowmes, alias Brown,
alias Pro Bono Publico, the County
or Uncle Sam—remains to be seen.
“Joan of Arc”
Next Thursday, March 19, a pic
ture will be presented at the Alamo
Theater showing the life of “Joan
of Arc,” the girl who led the French
army against the British. This
picture promises to be an entertain
ment of rare merit.
On Georgia Soil Again.
To tiie delight of his manyfriends,
Mr. Howard Davie, of the Frank T.
Davie A Son's undertaking parlors,
has returned from Arkansaw, where
he .had been rusticating around for
about five weeks. He thinks Thomas
W. Jackson was right when he
wrote “The Slow Train Through
GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MARCH 12, 1914.
ODDFELLOWS HAVE GREAT
MEETING HERE THIS WEEK.
Delegates of Twentieth Divison Assembled
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GRAND MASTER HOYNES.
The Odd-Fellows lodges of the
twentieth division met with the
Gainesville lodge yesterday and
held an enthusiastic session. The
following officers were elected for
D. D. G. M., C. Whiting, Bu
D. D. G. W., T. W. Gibson, Hia
Division Secretary, W. R. Stovall,
Award for greatest gain, $25, w’as
given to Sawnee Lodge of Forsyth
Grand Master T. M. Hoynes was
present and delivered an address at
last night’s session.
The welcome address was deliv
ered by our inimitable Billy Sloan.
Captured Banks Convict.
Sheriff Spencer last week arrested
Charlton Henry, an escaped convict
from Banks county, for whom a re
ward of SSO had been offered. Sher
iff George Barton came up Saturday
and too® the prisoner back.
“Thor, Lord of the Jungles’'
Another wild animal picture which
is said to be more elaborate and
thrilling than any yet shown here,
is being presented at the Alamo
Theater today. Among the many
exciting scenes is the capture of a
fierce African lion.
The Parsonage Aid Society
Os St. Paul church met Monday af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. F. M.
Loden, 75 Grove street. After the
business session closed Mrs. Loden
served refreshments, which w T ere
enjoyed very much by all who had
the pleasure of attending.
Is Out Now.
Many wondered a few davs ago
what Col. B. P. Gaillard was “all
swelled up about.” It happened
that the colonel had the measles—a
thorough good case of them, too.
But his friends are glad to see him
A Boy Scout Troop for Gainesville.
Mr. Dan Ashford is organizing a
troop of Boy Scouts in Gainesville,
and renting the Candler Horse
Guards Armory for their head
quarters. He is advertising for 60
boys. He is planning a hike to
Nacoochee valley, in which he and
all the boys will have a good time,
we hope. It is said that each boy
will buy his own uniform. Every
wide-awake, full-blooded American
boy who is interested in the Scout
movement should join. No cursing,
chewing, smoking or any bad hab
it will be allowed in the troop.
Little Child Burned to Death.
Little Thelma Mayfield, the 2-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Mayfield, residing four miles
out'from the city, was burned so
badly Monday morning about 10
o’clock that death resulted a few r
Mrs. Mayfield, the mother of the
little one, it is said, left the house
to attend to some duties outside,
and had only been gone a few mo
ments when she heard the little one
scream. She ran into the house but
the child was so badly burned that
she died, having swallowed the
blaze from her dress.
It is thought that the little one
was playing near the fire place and
in some manner lost her balance and
toppled into the fire.
Established io 1860.
MAYOR’S COURT HAS A
BIG GRIND FOR MONDAY.
. Drint, Fighting and Disorderly Cases Against
Many Negroes Saturday and Sunday.
The most important case for air
ing in the police court Monday af
ternoon was that of Tom Roper and
Homer Palmour, two negroes, who
were drunk and fighting Saturday
night, or rather Sunday morning,
as evidence brought out in the case
It seems that Tom and Homer
were cursing and otherwise “be
wailing” each other, when Homer
pulled hisknucks and lammed Tom,
knocking him down. Tom riz with
his knife and slashed Homer a jerk
across the neck, inflicting a dan
Homer was not able to attend po
lice court, while Tom was tried and
fined $5 and costs.
Seaborn Thompson, colored, was
called next. It seems that Seaborn
is sorter non compos mentis, and
had also imbibed pretty freely
Saturday night. $1 and costs for
Linsey Holbrook, colored, had al
so joined the brethren in taking a
little juice Saturday night to keep
the wind from blowing through him.
He was fined $1 and costs.
Will McCrary, colored, was ar
raigned, charged with late hours.
He *plead guilty to being out late,
but said it was on business of a com
plimentary nature for a friend of
' his. He was fined $1 and costs.
Jake Chandler, colored, w’as ar-
I raigned for drunk and disorderly
‘ conduct. He was fined $2 and costs.
A Small Blaze.
The roof of Mr. William Hosch’s
house caught on fire late last Sat
urday evening. The fire department
was called and the blaze was put
out. Loss was about $5.00.
Buys Valuable Property.
Mr. Joe Morton has this week
purchased the magnificent residence
on Riverside Drive of Judge J. B.
Jon&s. Judge Jones is having lum
ber laid down on the New Bridge
i road preparatory to have a residence
Storks Visit Bob’s Home;
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Spence an
nounce the advent of a fine bouncing
■ boy; the little fellow having arrived
March 10th. The smile that Bob
: always wears was a little broader
| than usual when he told us about
I the fine boy at his house.
Jot Gober Edwards,
The thirteen-year-old son ofMr. and
Mrs. W. N. Edwards, died at the
home of the parents on March Bth,
from pneumonia, after an extended
The funeral and interment oc
curred at Antioch church, March
10th, Rev. J. W. White performing
the obsequies, and the remains were
laid to rest in the churchyard.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have many
friends in this city and throughout
the county who sympathize with
them in this hour of affliction.
Dr. L. R. Bryson
Has returned from New York, hav
ing finished a post-graduate course
at the N. Y. Polyclinic Medical
School and Hospital.
Dr. Bryson, as some of you know,
has for the past nine years, or near
that time, done an active and suc
cessful practice about 10 miles west
of Gainesville. He will in a few
days have his office equipped for
business over Robertson’s Drug
Store. Phones: Office No. 11; resi
He is ready to answer calls now.
Woman’s Missionary Society
Os the First Baptist church will ob
serve the week of prayer in interest
of Home Missions, March 16 to 20.
Program as follows:
Monday—A Heart to Heart Home
Mission Inventory. Back to the
Country. Mrs. W. A. Mitchell,
Tuesday—Training Women for the
Foundation Center—Mrs. E. C. Pal
Wednesday—Shares in the Build
ing—Mrs. E. C. Brewer leader. In
gathering of offering for Home Mis
M. F. Deason leader.
Friday—Adequate Church Build-<
ings—Mrs. A. S. Hardy leader.
All ladies of the church invited
I Meetings each afternoon at 4
GAINESVILLE HAS A PLACE!
NOT WAY, BUT PLACE.
Like Chicago and Other Big Cities She Mas a
Place —Don't Get Place and Way
You know nearly every city in the
world has a “Way,” and some of
them have a “Place.”
Now Gainesville is not unlike her
sister cities in this particular, for
she has a Place—Exchange Place
is what they call it. Many Places
in many cities have cognomens be
fore the word Place, and they don’t
differ from Gainesville in this par
ticular either—“ Exchange Place.”
Atlanta, for instance, has a Car
negie Way, and a Peachtree Place.
You take Chicago, which was
chartered the same year Gainesville
was, 1818, it has a Way—a devil of
But here is what we were going to
say when we started out:
There is an alley close to the pub
lic square that wouldn’t do to be
called a street, and there are so
many prominent business houses
that front and side and back-up,
and hit the thing perpendicular,
and every way, that it wouldn’t
do to call it an alley, so it was
decided by Councilman Grigg
to name the thing.
Now, this alley—Place we intended
to say—starts in right on the side of
Mr. Grigg’s place of business, takes
a circuitous route in a westerly di
rection and would knock the stuffin
out of H. B. Smith’s Cotton Ex
change if it wasn’t for a fence that
turns the thing up by J. C. McCon
nell & Co., and it would then run
into the square, but the Green Front
Restaurant cuts it off again, and it
lams away and comes out by the
No, Sir, a thing with as many
fool turns as this wouldn’t do to be
called a street. So our friend Grigg
has named it “Exchange Place.”
It gets the Exchange part of its
name from the narrow escape Mr.
Smith’s cotton exchange has from
having the stuffin knocked out of it
—don’t know where the Place half
of the name comes in.
In Gainesville Again.
Messrs. John H. Lee and William
Redmond are again in the city after
completing a contract with the
Tallulah Falls Power Company that
kept them at the Falls for several
Left for the Golden West.
Mrs. Q. A. Ellis and niece, Miss
Tasie Mae Lutterloah, who have
been spending several weeks as
guests of Mrs. T. P. Martin, left this
week for Cincinnati, where they
will spend sometime before return
ing to their home in Texas.
Mr. Hudgins Comes to Gainesville.
Mr. G. S. Hudgins of Clermont, to
the delight of a host of friends in
Gainesville, has decided to make
this place his home. He has moved
with his family to 157 South Brad
ford street. He is a brother of Mr.
J. J. Hudgins, former Tax Collector
of Hall County.
Doctors Will Meet.
The Ninth District Medical Socie
ty will hold its annual meeting at
Cornelia March 18.
Welcome address—Dr. R. B.
Response to welcome address—
Dr. V. D. Lockhart.
The following Papers will be read:
“Pneumonia"—Dr. J. A. Bryan,
“Pneumonia”—Dr. J. D. Mauldin,
“Pituitrin in Uterine Inertia,”
with report of cases.—Dr. E. M.
“Malaria”—Dr. W. P. Harden,
“Some Work We Should Do”—
Dr. L. C. Allen, Hoschton.
“The Similarity of- Misleading
Symptoms”—Dr. Laetus Sanders,
“Ileo-Colitis in Infants'. I—Dr. 1 —Dr. H.
L. Rudolph, Gainesville.
“Accidents and Complications of
Labor” Dr. W. B. Hardman,
“Preventative Medicine”—Dr. C.
D. Ayers, Toccoa.
“Photographic Exhibition of re
sults of Fracture of Femur'’—Dr. J.
H. Downey, Gainesville.
Ladies, members of doctors’ fam
ilies, are cordially invited to attend
SI.OO a Year in Advance
GAINESVILLE’S BACK YARD
IS GOING TO BE FIXED.
It Has Passed the Council, It is Said, to Build
a Mew Fence for the Home of the
We are not divulging any name as
to why w’e know—or why we have
reason to believe—that the fence
surrounding the City’s backyard on
South Main is going to be rejuven
ated. But we have been informed
by one in position to know that this
will be attended to at an early day.
It has been said that the trash,
old logs, etc., that the city has
hauled and thrown on this lot costs
the town approximately $1 per load
for having it dumped there. Then
in the event the city has a call for
sweet charity to the amount of a
load of wood, that it costs $1 to have
the wood taken from the city lot to
answer the call of Miss Charity.
We say that this has been said.
Be it far from us to give this state
ment authoritatively. We don’t
know. But if this is true, we would
say that it would look to a man up
a tree like it would be better to give
the wood and trash to some one
where it lay on the streets, to haul
But be that as it may, whether it
costs the city a million dollars to
put itt here, or wfliether it costs them
a penny, this old rotten trash should
not be allowed to remain there.
But if it is to remain there, we
think the Council should certainly
build a fence high enough to hide it
from public gaze. For truly it is an
eyesore—a skeleton in the closet.
We hope that the fence will be re
built before Spring sets in proper,
and also that the frog pond and
mosquito rendezvous shall be
sewered through the city lot.
And our old friend, the Official
Bullfrog, will hie him to pastures
Visited Here Last Week.
Mrs. H. H. Brown of Dothan,
Ala., and Mrs. Milton A. Smith of
Tallahassee, Fla., were guests last
week of their sister, Mrs. J. F.
Mettauer, on S. Green street.
Mrs. Smith Improved.
The many friends of Mrs. I. M.
S' aith will be glad to know that she
is much improved, at her home,
West Broad street, after recent ill
ness. She has been suffering con
siderably from heart trouble.
Mr. Smith Buys Property.
Mr. R. W. Smith last week pur
chased the house and lot of Mr.
Charley Laws on West Broad street.
This is a valuable piece of property,
and the house has every modern
$5,000 Building Going Up.
The negro Odd-Fellows building
on Athens and Summit streets, is
rapidly nearing completion, and
when finished it will have cost this
lodge in the neighborhood of $5,000,
it is said.
It will be remembered that a few
months ago their former hall was
destroyed by fire.
Jasper Has Another Say.
The truth is the largest thing in
the world. It outshines the sun.
Falsehood is the meanest, with
whisky mixed with it. Truth is
the only thing that will beat the
devil out of his policy. Truth should
be the first thing to start with and
the last thing to end with, to have
happy homes; but whisky and false
hood must stay out of any kind of
business or it will socn go to ruin.
It is a great thing to realize the
truth. Sometimes we think we do,
and again we are not so sure about
it; but that goes to show the weak
ness of the flesh.
I will have to hold up or make
my letter too long.
Back to the point:
You seem to think that I had con
demned you and Mr. Turner Quil
lian to the Legislature. Say, Mr.
Craig, I lack a whole lot of being by
myself. It seems, from the way
people* talk, you and Mr. Quillian
are the men we are looking for.
Anyway, I am not going to take
back what I said.
Hall county has got no better tim
ber to build with. So good luck to
the boys over this side of the rivers
and all over the county.
Jasper L. Pierce.