THE GAINESVILLE EAGLE.
by the Publishing Company.
With Cotton at 15c a pound, Alfalfa would still be
a profitable crop.
How much better it would be now, with cotton at or
below the 10c level!
Try a patch this fall.
Alfalfa, Red Clover, or Crimson Clover, any or all, will
pay you well.
Fresh Fancy Seed at—
George’s Drug Store.
BUY-ABALE MOVEMENT MEET-
ING GREAT SUCCESS LOCALLY
Carter Grocery Company Have Bought 20
Bales—B. H. Merck Has Bought
9 16 Bales —To Date.
Gainesville is always there!
The Eagle mentioned many new
merchants last week who had each
bought a bale of cotton at 10 cents
per pound. This week there are
Carter Grocery Co. 20 bales.
B. H. Merck 16 bales to date and
will buy more —order from Hudson
Auto people to buy them one bale —
the firm is buying 1,000 bales.
Gainesville Ford Sales Co. 2 bales.
I). C. Stow 2 bales.
Midland Railway 1 bale and their
employees 1 bale.
United Commercial Travelers 2
J ** Palmour Hardware 1 bale.
Pruitt-Barrett Hardware 1 bale.
Thus the good work goes on.
The market was 9 cents yesterday.
Hymen Richardson Passes Away.
Mr. Hymen L. Richardson died at
his home on W. Broad street last
Friday afternoon at 12.15 o’clcock.
J after an extended illness from
Bright’s disease, at the age of 59
years, death, coming on his birthday.
Mr. Richardson was a member of
the First Methodist church and had
lived a splendid life; was an exem
plary citizen and a man whom every
body loved that knew him.
His early life had been spent in
the revenue service, and no better
officer ever filled the place. He was
* kind and, considerate of his pris
oners, and was ever ready to acom
modate those in distress.
After leaving the Revenue service
he was elected chief of police of the
city and later resigned this position
and traveled for the Jones Marble
> Company. He was in 1913 re-elected
« Chief of polb * and served in this
capacity until the time of his death. •
Mr. Richardson perhaps made i
more friends while in the service of
the city as its chief officer than any j
other man that ever served the j
town in this capacity.
He was married in 1888 to Miss •
Smith, daughter of Mr. and ■
Mrs. H. B. Smith of this city, who',
survives him. To this happy union |
were born seven children—Misses;
Emma Lee and Kathleen Richard-j
son. and Hymen L., Iven. Smith,;
Olan. and Aiken.
He is survived by his father and !
mother, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rich
ardson. and the following brothers
and sisters: Mis. W. L. Mincey,
< Mrs. J. T. Tucker and Miss Leila
Richardson, and Messrs. G. 8., W.
8., W. L., A. S., J. H., and R. E. 1
Richardson of this city.
The funeral services were held al
the First Methodist church Saturday
afternoon at 4 o’clock, Dr. T. R.
conducting the funeral ser
vices. and the remains were laid to
rest in Alta Vista cemetery, a long
concourse of friends assembling both
at the church and grave to pay a
last tribute of love to the decased.
A great profusion of flowers were
placed on the bier, as evidence of
love and esteem in which he
was held by his hosts of warm
The pastor’s subject Sunday morn
ing will be, “Four steps to be a
Christian.’’ Evening topic, “Ma
WHOLE DISTRICT WILL VOTE ON
From Monroe Tribune:
Through a new rule adopted by
the senatorial convention of the 27th
district in Monroe last Thursday,
the entire district will vote direct
for the nomination of a senator two
years hence, instead of one county,
The rotation of the office among
the various counties of the district
will continue as heretofore, and the
county entitled to the office will
furnish the candidates, all the coun
ties of the district participating in
Such a plan is already in practice
in some of the districts of the state
and has worked with entire satis
faction. It is the Democratic way
and allows the entire people of the
district a voice as to who shall rep
resent them in the state Senate. As
it has been heretofore, very often a
man generally unknown in the dis
trict is nominated by one county
and the voters of other counties go
ahead and ratify his election with
out knowing an earthly thing about
him or his fitness for the place.
From Macon News:
His defeat must naturally be a hu
miliating disappointment to Gover
At the beginning of his candidacy
he had every reason to expect to be
He had the prestige of being gov
ernor of the State and the power of
the governor's influence.
He had a political machine at his
beck and call.
He had an unlimited amount of
money to spend, and he seems to
have spent an unlimited amount —
more in fart than was spent by any
other Georgia candidate.
He had a majority of the newspa
pers supporting him.
He had a divided opposition —a
factor heavily in his favor.
And yet the Governor was beaten
ami beaten badly.
His defeat wa« due. in parr, to
several mistakes. The appointment
of West was one. His entanglement
with Hearst was another. His un
derhand attempt to knife the county
unit rule was another.
A vital blow to the Governor’s
chances was his inadequate tax re
What hampered the Governor
most of all, however, was his reac
tionary record. When that was
given to the people of Georgia, Sla
ton was doomed. It was a record he
could neither deny nor explain.
THOMAS SWIFT FELDER.
i From Savannah Press.
■ Progressive Democracy owes a
' debt of gratitude to Thomas Swift
i Felder of Bibb county. This splen
; did Georgian did not permit his per-
I sonal ambition to stand in the way
lof the advancement of his party.
• When he saw in Macon that the
; votes of his delegates were required
i to insure the nomination as a senator
of one who represented all that is
best in the eyes of Progressive De
mocracy he made a sacrifice that
■■ put behind him for many vears at
i least the gratifying of an ambition
: to represent his State in Washington.
• But it makes of him a bigger Tom
Felder. It shows that he was wil
ling at a crucial moment in his ca
reer to “put aside ambition” for the
• benefit of his State.
GAINESVILLE. GEORGIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914
A Protracted Meeting
Will begin at the Methodist church
at Flowery Branch on the first Sun
day in October, conducted by the
pastor, Rev. C. A. Swift, assisted by
Elder Belk and Evangelist Jones of
Friday Evening Bible Class.
The opening was so encouraging
last Friday that the teacher, Mrs.
Kendall, kindly requests all inter
ested to attend Friday evening at 8
o’clock. Subject, the Book of Jere
Some Patriotic Also.
The handsome corps of post-office
clerks—or the corps of handsome
post-office clerks, whichever you pre
fer—have got together and raked
and scraped ami combined and
bought a boll of cotton, which was
on exhibition at the general-delivery
window for awhile this week.
Hardwick Sends Resignation.
Washington, September 23.
Thomas W. Hardwick, recently
nominated for United States senator
by the democrats of Georgia,
announced today he had sent his
resignation as a representative to
Governor Slaton, effective November
Big Revival at Lula.
Rev. B. W. Faulkner, the pastor,
assisted by A. C. Shuler, is conduct
ing a gracious revival of religion at
the First Baptist church a,t Lula.
The meeting started last Friday
night, and the community in general
is being greatly revived and many
souls ate being saved.
66 East washengton street, near the
main entrance to Brenau college, the
Rev. I. M. Merlinjones, D. D., vicar,
will have the following services Sun
day: Holy communion at 8 o’clock;
morning service at 11:30 o’clock; and
evening service at 8 o’clock. Bible
class and Sunday school at 10 A. M.
Morning subject: “Deborah and
Barak the son of Abinoam.” Even
ing. “The song of Deborah.’’ Miss
Hallie Johnston of Atlanta, formerly
a member of the choir, will sing an
Program History Club.
Saturday, 4. p. m., Sept. 26, 1914.
Mrs. J. A. Mershon, Hostess.
“America; half brother of the
world; with something good and
bad of every lands.”
Roll Call. Responses; Current
“Uruguay; Miss Clyde Manning.
“Giant Agriculture,” Mrs. W. A.
“South American Characteris
tics;” Mrs. E. E. Kimbrough.
Quiz; “Is there such a thing as
that which the word Pan-Amer-,
icanism is intended to describe? or
does the expression denote rather an
aspiration than a fact?” Conducted
by Miss Mary Lou Baker.
Billy Smith Lauds Gainesvile.
When Billy Smith’s ball team re
turned from Gainesville last Satur
day night, the chief of the Crackers
expressed himself to the Constitu
“We had the time of our lives,”
said Billy. “They treated us royally
and want us to come next season,
which we will surely do. It rained
in the morning and this sort of
dampened the enthusiasm some, but
despite this, we had a splendid
crowd, over 1,000 fans being out.
“They thought Kircher immense.
George could have the town now. if
he wanted it. We were all im
pressed with what a splendid little
town Gainesville is—one of the most
up-to-date small towns that it has
been our pleasure to visit.”
A Big Income.
The Salvation Army now has an
annual income of $30,000,000. That
is a pretty big sum of money, but
they do a vast amount of good with
the money they get. A large per
cent of the income is secured by in
dustrial agencies. The Salvation
Army now stands alongside the
greatest religious bodies of the world.
How rapidly it has grown is indica
ted in the fact that only a few years
ago in this city we listened to a lec
ture from the man who began this
work. One of the significant feat
ures of the huge income of the Sal
vation Army is that is comes largely
from the aggregation of small sums
of money. Methodists might make
a far better showing financially than
they do if every member of the
church would contribute to the work
of the church.—Wesleyan Advocate.
Established io 1860.
MR. ERNEST CHRISTOPHER
KILLED BY GAS IN WELL.
Was Digging well at Home in Candler Dis
trict when Gas Was Struck in Well-
Death Followed Immediately.
Mr. Ernest Christopher, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Christopher,
was instantly killed last Thursday
at the home of his parents in Can
dler district while digging a \vell in
After he and his helpers had dug
down for some distance gas was
struck and he was overcome by
asphyxiation, and died before relief
could reach him.
Mr. Christopher was 20 years old
and a sterling young man.
The funeral and interment oc
curred at Calvary church at 3 o'clock
Friday afternoon. Rev. Elbert High
smith. having charge of the funeral
A Great Offer.
For a few weeks we will make the
The Eagle for one year,
The tri-weekly Constitution—
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
The Progressive Farmer of Ral
eigh N. C.,
All three papers for $1.75.
Mr. Harry Fannin of Appalachi
cola, Fla., and Miss 4 Lofctie jMae
Merck were married at the residence
of Rev. J. E. Hamjiton Tuesday
morning at 9 o’clock. They left im
mediately thereafter for their future
home in Florida.
Mr. Fannin is cashier of the First
National Bank in his town and also
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. S. Merck of this city
and is a charming young woman,
whose pleasantness of nature has
endeared her to many in Gaines
ville, who extend congratulations to
the happy young people.
May Be No Fall Term.
When Judge Jones adjourned the
July term of Hall Superior Court he
expressed his intention of holding
an adjourned term some time in
November. It is possible, even
probable, that this session will not
In the first place, the county treas
ury is not in a condition to bear the
expense, and in the second place the
tax money will be very dilatory in
coming in—on account of the war in
There are quite a number of cases
on 'the docket, both criminal and
civil. Only one murder case, the
Bryant case, which came from the
July term on a mistrial.
But Hall county is in splendid
shape financially, much better in
deed than many of the surrounding
counties. Gwinnett is $35,000 in
debt. Tn Banks the Ordinary took
the court money and put it on the
public roads, and now hasn’t enough
to hold court or keep the roads in
Nothing in this world can be run
without money—especially the courts
Miss Aya Takedo in Recital.
Singing as we understand it is al
most unknown in Japan, and it is
a remarkable achievement for a na
tive Japanese girl to learn to sing
well enough to appear in recital.
Miss Aya Takeda has been study
ing at Brenau for four years and
will make her first public appear
ance in Brenau Auditorium Friday
evening at 8.30 o’clock. She will
appear in Japanese costume and
will sing a number of songs, giving
in fact the entire program, with the
assistance of Mr. H. C. Linscott.
Aside from the intrinsic merit of
the entertainment itself much inter
est will attach to the occasion.by
reason of the object for which it is
given. The people of Gainesville
have already shown a marked and
substantial interest in the Y. W. C.
A. building which is being erected
as a memorial to M*rs. Lessie South
gate Simmons. Miss Takeda was
one of Mrs. Simmons’s pupils and
received from Mrs. Simmons the
stimulus which has determined her
to prepare herself to take a knowl
edge of music to her people in far
away Japan. Therefore she is
greatly interested in this memorial
and desires to make a substantial
contribution so it. The major por
tion of the proceeds of the recital
will be contributed by Miss Takeda
to this fund.
The admission price is fifty cents.
Guest of Mrs. Sanders.
Miss Hallie Johnston, is this week
a guest of her sister, Mrs. Robert
J. Sanders, on South Main street.
Visiting Relatives Here.
Mrs. W. V. Newsom and daugh
ter of Ocala, Florida, are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. U. R. Waterman on
Candler street. Mrs. Newsom is a
sister of Mr. Waterman.
Mrs. Hannah Bryson,
Aged 52 years, died at her home in
New Holland the 16th. from typhoid
fever. The furneral and interment
occurred on the 17th. at the New
Holland cemetery. Rev. J. V. Stover
having charge of the services.
Old Landmark Passes Away.
Mr. John Prater, one of Hall
county’s pioneer citizens, died at
the home of his son-in-law, Mr.
Walker Martin, in the Fork district
early Tuesday morning from Bright's
disease, at the age of 84. Mr. Prater
had been in declining health for
The funeral and interment oc
curred at Sardis church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. R.
Robertson having charge of the ser
He is survived by six children.
Order of the Eastern Star.
Thirty-two persons signed the pe
tition for a chapter of the Eastern
Star to be organized in Gainesville,
at a meeting held Tuesday evening
in the Masonic hall.
The following were recommended
to the Worthy Grand Matron for ap
pointment to effect organization:
Worthy Patron, the Rev. Ivan M.
Merlinjones, D. D.; Worthy Ma
tron, Mrs. Mary Frances Wherry;
Associate Matron, Mrs. Trudie E.
The name selected for the new
chapter is “Brenau,” as a compli
ment to the great institution of
learning in our midst. The Eastern
star is an order belonging to the
oldest and best secret organization
in the world, and it is well that the
best should recognize the best and
name the new chapter after the
best educational institution in the
It is expected that the Worthy
Grand Matron, Mrs. Willie B. Mor
gan, Molena, Georgia, will come
here on the evening of the second
Tuesday in October to formally or
ganize and institute the new chap
In the mean time those who de
sire to join may send in their names
to the Rev. Dr. Merlinjones.
Little Nigger Takes Mule.
Clarence Chandler, a little negro
boy, is now pining in Hall county
jail under a charge of stealing ;i
mule belonging to Mr. Boonie Bowen
of Murrayville Route one. Bowen
had driven to town and hitched his
mules at one of the favorite hitching
places, and the little negro, wanting
some kale, immediately unhitched
one of the mules and rode away. He
tried to sell the mule later to Mr.
R. Q. Thompson on Athens street
for three dollars. This arousing
Thompson's suspicions, he notified
Deputy Sheriff Buffington, who ar
rested the little pickaninny and
placed him in jail.
It is said that Brother Buffington
had to stop up all the rat holes in
jail to keep the little fellow from
Cotton Oil Mill Burned at Jefferson.
The plant of the Southern Cotton
Oil Company at Jefferson was burned
last Saturday night, the fire start
ing about 7 o’clock from unknown
origin and soon got beyond all con
trol, as there is no water supply with
which to fight fire yet.
The seed house and the ginnery
were not burned. The building oc
cupied by the two-press mill and the
machinery were destroyed. There
was little or no stock on hand.
The loss is covered partially by in
surance; the local management will
suffer little if any. The property
was owned by the Southern Cotton
Oil Company, but was leased and
operated by local men, Messrs Mc-
Elhannon, Holder, and others.
The building and equipment was
valued at something like $15,000.
The city of Jefferson is just now
providing for water supply—bonds
having been voted and the work
begun on a system of waterworks
and sewerage. An artesian well is
being sunk now.
SI.OO a Year in Advance
• NUMBER 39
GAINESVILLE IS FEEDING THE
HUNGRY FROM HER MILLS.
No Meal Shipped into Gainesville, but Plenty
Going Out—No Corn Shipped In,
But Plenty Going Out.
Why should Gainesville worry?
Three corn mills running and one
flour mill—what’s the trouble?
There has been one ear load of
corn shipped into Gainesville this
year, and that ear of corn was
shipped by Mr. G. F.. Hughes, and
consumed in his mill several months
ago. In fact it was shipped right
afttr Christmas when the weather
was bad. and the proprietor thought
that the farmers would not be able
to get corn to him. so he had it
shipped in an emergency.
There is no meal being shipped in
to Gainesville. Gainesville's three
grist mills are furnishing Gaines
ville and the surrounding territory
with a full supply of meal ground
from North-east Georgia corn,
bought at home for the purnose,
and sold right back at home in the
form of meal.
“The Gainesville, Roller Mills are
daily shipping home-raised corn
over the. G. M. and Gainesville and
what they get
from the farmers who bring it to the
millgby private conveyance. They
work a full force every day, and
sometimes run until late at night
getting orders filled for out-of-town
In addition to their enormous corn
mill’s output, they are running a
flour mill in connection with a tre
mendous output, which is par
tially consumed in Gainesville,
while they also ship flour to many
When we take the fact into con
sideration that Gainesville has quit
importing meal and corn and flour,
to a marked degree, it is mighty
easy to take the optimistic side of
the European disturbance.
And Hardie & Co’s and G. F.
Hughes’ corn mills have an im
mense output per day, and Gaines
ville, whereas she was once buy
ing her meal and flour from
other places, and Hall county where
she was once buying shipped corn
and shipped meal and shipped flour,
are today living at home and
boarding at the same place.
Don’t ever fool yourself, sonny,
that Hall county and Gainesville
will not remain on the map. regard
less of the broken down aristocracy
washing out their filthy garments
over across the water, causing a
little disturbance in cotton futures.
There will be plenty of demand for
your cotton, and it will bring a good
Mark our words well.
Entertains for Miss Davis.
Mr. K. G. Harper entertains this
afternoon at 4 o’clock in honor of
Miss Alice Davis, whose marriage
to Mr. Harry Wills occurs at the
Episcopal church here October 7th.
Board Meets October 7th.
The Board of Education will meet
in the County Superintendent's office
in the court house October 7th.
The meeting is for the arrangement
for the opening of the next term of
the public schools, and for fixing
the salaries of the teachers.
Work on Alamo Progressing.
The work of improvement on the
Alamo Theater is moving along
nicely and it will be only a few days
until Gainesville can boast of as
pretty picture theater as can be
found in the State. Mr. Joe Brice
has complete charge of the changing
of the front, putting in the arch, and
raising the ceiling on the inside,
which he has done with credit to
Bonanno so Sing.
Friday, October 2, 1914, at the
Brenau Auditorium. 8.30, a Grand
Concert will take place, given for
the benefit of the new Y. W. C. A.
building by Raoul S. Bonanno,
Duke of Misilmeri, Baritone, late
of the Paris Opera.
Mr. Bonanno has just returned
from Europe, where he has been
pieparing himself under some of the
most famous Masters in Paris. He
is widely known both in Europe
and America as possessing a splen
did baritone voice and is a favorite
in the European and American
musical circles. He was engaged
to sing throughout Italy, France
and England, both in Operas and
Concerts, but the present war pre
vented the carrying out of his en