THE GAINESVILLE EAGLE.
By the Eagle Publishing Company.
# VOLUME LV
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Onion Sets 10c quart; cheaper with long sprouts.
Beans—l-2 pint, 10c; pint, 15c; quart, 25c.
Varieties: Stringless Green Pod.
Early Red Valentines.
r Crystal Wax.
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Ours is the best and purest Kentucky Seed.
Now is the time to sow.
George’s Drag Store
In 2 Reels
A co rrect portrayal of the thrilling events which led to the
* CUSTER MASSACRE. Produced by the Biograph Co.,
assisted by U. S. Cavalry and over 1,000 real Indians, on
the actual spot in Wyoming. Admission 5 and 10.
FRIDAY r— —
John Bunny, Lillian Walker, and Wallie Van in
“THE GIRL AT THE LUNCH COUNTER,”
' “THE CYPHER MESSAGE,’’
In 2 Reels
A most exciting Detective Story.
5 Simmons’ Seed Corn
Samples of Seed Corn and Irish Junipers can be seen at
fthe Piedmont Drug Store.
Also FRUIT and ORNAMENTAL TREES
For prices phone or write —
P. B. Simmons,
PHONE 2704 GAINESVILLE, GA.
JThe time is here for Gewhiz, Spring Tooth,
Riding, and Walking Cultivators. We have the
one for you. Come and get it.
PRUITT-BARRETT HDW. CO.
GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY APRIL 2, 1914
for 5 cents, in the
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with a delightful flavor
eon, tea and dinner,
A food for every day.
Crisp, tasty and
baked and fresh de
livered. io cents.
Buj* biscuit baked by
Always look for that name
To The Public.
Owing to my own and my daugh
ter’s sickness, I have been unable to
make the canvass of the county that
I had hoped to make, and as my
daughter is still sick, I fear I will
not be able to see many more voters
before the electiou.
Those who have had sickness in
their families know how this is, and
will not expect me to see them, and
I hope all will vote for me under
these conditions just as freely as
though I was able to make house-to
house canvass and see and ask each
voter to support me.
John L. Barrett,
Candidate for Tax Collector.
I take this method of requesting
the the people of the district to reg
ister by or before April 6th. at which
time, as I understand it, the regis
tration books close. This will be an
important election year to the peo
ple, and I trust every white voter in
our district will register.
Thos. M. Bell.
t akes Off Freckles,
Beautify your complexion. Get
rid of those freckles. Yon can
invest 50c in a jar of WIL
SON’S FRECKLE CREAM
and they’ll disappear. Severe
cases may require two jars— T I
no more. We positively guar
antee this, and if your com
f lexion isn’t fully restored to
its natural beauty, we agree to refund your
money without argument And in addition,
WILSON’S FRECKLE CREAM is a fine, fra
grant toilet cream. Doesn’t cause hair to grow,
and does positively remove TAN and
FRECKLES. Try it at our risk. Price 50c—
sent by mail if desired. Mammoth jars SI.OO.
WILSON’S FAIR SKIN SOAP 25c. Wilson
Freckle Cream Co., Charleston, S. C., makers.
For sale by
Piedmont Drug Co.
Established in !Bt>o.
NEGROES RIOT ON ATHENS
STREET SATURDAY NIGHT.
1 Lee Mack, a Bystander, Killed Instantly—Two
’ Negroes tn Jail on Murder Charge.
i Ed Harrison and Will McKinney,
1 two negroes, engaged in a row with
Webb Estes and John Brown, also
[negroes, Saturday night, and as a
result Lee Mack, an old inoffensive
negro, known in Gainesville as an
official whitewasher, is dead and
Webb Estes, who was doing more
running, than anything else, ac
cording to evidence, is suffering
from a gunshot wound in the right
It seems that the fight was the
culmination of an old grudge be
tween the negroes, and the quartet
meeting on Athens street Saturday
night began a shooting affray.
Lee Mack, the dead negro, it is al
leged, knew nothing of the fight,
but was walking up the street when
he heard shooting behind him.
Looking around to see what was
going on, a bullet took effect in the
right eye, ranging into the brain,
and he fell dead.
An inquest was held Sunday
morning at the court house, but the
coroner’s jury was unable to ascer
tain which of the negroes, Harri
son or McKinney, both of whom
were shooting, was responsible for
the death of Mack; they are there
fore, being held jointly for the mur
der of the negro.
“The Perils of Pauline.”
This interesting story which is ap
pearing in the Sunday American is
to be shown in moving pictures at
the Alamo Theatre. The first in
stallment in three reels will be pre
sented on the'l6th.
Bishop John C. Kilgo
Will preach at First Methodist
Church Sunday next April sth morn
ning and evening. This is a rare
opportunity to hear a truly conse
crated and wonderful preacher.
‘ Mr. Mealor Better.
The friends of Mr. R. I. Mealor
will be gratified to know that he is
much improved after his recent ill
ness. He is able to sit up a good
portion of the time.
Injured in Fall
Mr. Harrison T. Martin is suffer
ing considerably from injuries sus
tained by a fall in front of Pruitt-
Barrett Hardware Company’s a few
days ago. Some one had thrown a
banana peel on the sidewalk, and
Mr. Martin stepping on the peel
fell to the pavement, receiving pain
We are under the impression that
it is a breach against section 68 of
the City Code to throw these hos
pital traps on the sidewalk. If it is
not against the law it should be,
and it should be enforced, punisha
ble by a fine of not less than ss*.
Mr. Luther Smith and Miss Nellie
Smith, both of this city, were mar
ried at the home of Rev. W. W.
Benson Sunday night at 7 o’clock.
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. I. M. Smith, and a young man
of fine business ability, while the
bride is a daughter of Mrs. Horace
Smith, and a young woman whose
amiable disposition has endeared
her to many friends throughout the
The young people are at home to
their many friends for the present
at the home of the groom's father.
To The Voters of Hall County.
j For the benefit of some who may
) not know me personally, and since
[ it will be impossible for me to per
i sonally interview each voter in t..e
i county, I wish to say that I have
' been a resident of Hall County from
.my childhood, being a sou of P. B.
j West, who resided in Quillian, Can
• dler, Tadmore and Morgan districts’
j respectively, during my rearing. I
have been a resident of Gainesville
lor the past nine years, have been
i with Mr. J. E. Redwine, Jr., for
> the past seven years, six years of
| which I have been his bookkeeper
; Ido not come to the public through
any “political machinery,” but
i have made this race on the merits
of my manhood and feeling confi
dent that I am in every way quali
fied to discharge the duties of the
office which I am asking you for.
, Thanking you in advance for your
1 liberal support, I am yours frater
nally, THOS. W. WEST,
i Candidate forTreasurer, Hall Co.,
PUPILS SELECTED FOR
To Be Held in Jefferson May 9th —Pupils
Made good Showing at City Hall
A local oratorical contest was held
at the City Hall Monday afternoon
for the purpose of selecting repre
sentatives from the Gainesville
High School to represent it at the
Ninth District contest to be held in
Jefferson in May.
Many fine speeches were made by
the contestents, each showing ability
of marked degree in doing the
The following were elected by the
judges for representation of the High
School: Jamie Pope and Claude
Barrett for the boys, and and Misses
Lottie Belle Twitty and Marguerite
Allen for the girls.
The contest will be for the Hard
man Medal, which is given by Dr.
John B. Hardman of Commerce
each year for the pupils delivering
the best oration, each school in the
district being allowed to participate
in the contest.
Brenau Tuesday Night.
Come to the Minstrel Show. The
girls say it is to be given for fun
and for funds.
Admission 25c. Proceeds for the
Mrs. I. M. Smith Improving.
The many friends of Mrs. I. M.
Smith will be glad to learn that she
is improving from her recent severe
illness. Mrs. Smith, it is reported,
is able to sit up a good portion of
the day now.
The piedmont Drug Company is
this week having a magnificent new
soda fountain installed in their store.
The fountain is much larger in size
than that of the old one and it is a
beauty. It contains some of the pret r .
tiest shades of marble ever seen in
the city. When completed it would
do a credit to a much larger city
Beautiful Silver Wedding.
An event of unusual interest to
the social life of our city was the
celebration of the silver aniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. John Claborne
Pruitt last Friday evening, in their
home on Green street.
The house on this occasion was
tastefully decorated in bride’s roses
and ferns, carrying out the color
scheme of green and white, also in
the mints and bonbons.
On arriving, the hundred guests
were met by two charming young
ladies —Misses Gertrude Williams
and Kathleen Black —and Mrs.
Charles Wallace and were presented
to Mr. Pruitt, who introduced them
to Mrs. Pruitt and Mr. Guy Barrett.
Mrs. Pruitt was lovely in her wed
ding gown of gray satin elaborately
trimmed in imported shadow lace
and seed pearls. Her shower bou
quet was of bride’s roses, lilies of
the valley and maidenhair fern.
Assisting in the entertainment of
the guests were Mesdames W. S.
Williams, E. C. Palmour, Henry
Washington, Fletcher Johnson and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barrett.
Miss Elizabeth Black in a party
frock of blue charmeuse, together
with Mr. Claude Barrett, greeted
the guests at the head of the stairs.
A beautiful feature of the evening
was the presence of a number of
the older friends of the hostess, who
helped entertain in a manner so
charming and gracious that one
could only realize from the touches
of silver among their hair that they
were attending the twenty-fifth an
niversary instead of the wedding
itself. Among these were Mrs.
William Hosch and Mrs. Wilson,
who served punch in the beautiful
den; Mrs. A. Rudolph and Mrs. R.
D. Mitchell, who poured coffee in
the breakfast room; and Mrs. E. E.
Dixon, who had charge of the guest
book in which the invited guests
registered their names.
A delicious salad course was
served during the evening.
Many handsome gifts were dis
played, among them being Mr.
Pruitt’s gift of ten shares of stock
in the Citizens Bank of Gainesville.
The beautiful congratulatory re
marks of Rev. T. R. Mendall were
fragrant with love and good wishes?
and he was joined in them by the
many friends present who wished
for Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt a bright,
happy future, unclouded by sorrow
and filled with love and happiness.
SI.OO a Year id Advance
WANTED ORDINARY TO
FOR THEM, ALSO.
Wasn t Runaway Couple, But was in a
Hurry Just the Same—J. P.
Ordinary Whelchel meets with
many surprising things in his office
over in the court house, and is called
on for many things away out
of his line, but he takes it good
naturedly, so what’s the difference?
Yesterday about 12 o’clock a nice
looking young farmer and a young
woman who would rank along with
Venus in beauty, blowed into the
Ordinary's office and called for a
“pair of licenses.”
Mr. W T helchel issued said license
“Now, you will have to marry
us,” said the young man.
"Nix; I can't do it; that ain't in
my line,” explained the ordinary.
“We haven't got any time to
waste; we want to be married,”
.continued Romeo, “and you will
have to do it, because there is no
one else here.”
But Mr. Whelchel reniged. He
called Billy Buffington, and Ben
Whelchel, and Brother Tom Camp
bell, and Bob Smith, and Amos
Fuller to please hunt a parson, or a
anything that could marry folks.
Ben Whelchel thought of Brother
Christopher, who lives just across
the street from the court house, and
he lit a shuck after the Justice, who
it happened was on his way to the
court house at the time.
Mr. Christopher accommodated the
young people, the Ordinary taking
a seat to watch the good work go on.
The contracting parties were Mr.
John Timms aud Miss Adele Fraser
from the lower part of the county.
It was not a runaway match, but
they wanted to wed before they re
“I could have married them all
right,” explained Mr. Whelchel,
“but I never did do anything like
Mrs. Gaillard Better.
Mrs. B. P. Gaillard, who has been
seriously ill at a local sanitarium, is,
to the delight of friends, reported
much better. She has recovered to
such an extent that she was able to
be carried home Monday.
, Many of the Indians who took
part in the Custer Massacre in 1876,
and many officers who were
stationed at Borts Snelling and
Assinaboine, and who conquered
the Indians after many bloody bat
tles, assembled together again on
the historical spots in Wyoming for
the Biograph Company, and a
moving picture was made of these
memorable events. This picture is
being shown at the Alamo today.
Mr. Hosch Critically 111.
Mr. William Hosch was taken
suddenly and seriously ill early this
morning with something like apo
plexy, having fallen to the floor in
an unconscious condition, and had
not regained consciousness at the
latest report from his bedside.
Mr. Hosch complained of not feel
ing well before rising this morning.
About seven o’clock he got up and
was in the act of tying his shoes
when Mrs. Hosch heard him fall.
Physicians were summoned and
everything possible is being done for
To the Voters of Hall County.
Owing to the early date of the’
primary I find that it will be impos
sible for me to make thorough can
vass of the county and thereby be
able to see each and every voter and
personally ask his support, and I
take this method of asking one and
all to give me such support as he
thinks my candidacy deserves.
If elected I pledge myself to faith
fully administer the affairs of the
office and will use my very best en
deavors to serve the people without
favor or partiality.
I wish to futherexpressmy sincere
thanks for the splendid vote the
people of Hall county gave mein my
last race, and assure all those old
friends, as well as the new ones who
have pledged me their support in this
race, that it will be my pleasure to
serve them in any way that lies in
Feeling deeply grateful for assur
ances of support on the part of both
old and new friends, which inspires
confidence in the coming election
I am. most Sincerely.
REED A. LATHEM,
Candidate for Treasure.