THE ADAIRSVILLE BANNER.
Geo. S. Crouch. Geo. S. Crouch.
Yoyare cordially invited to visit our store when in
Cartersvilie and make it your stopping place. We
carry a full and complete line of Dry Goods, Notions,
Shoes, Hats, Ribbons, Laces, Embroideries, White
Goods, Ready-Made Skirts, Muslin Underwear, Hosi
ery, Gloves, Corsets and everything to make up a
FOR TIEIIE GEISTTXjEIvIIEZSr.
Complete line of Underwear, White Shirts, Negligee Shirts,
Collars, Cuffs, Ties, Up-to-date Lme of Hats in Fur and Straw,
Ready-made Pants, &c. We carry a very large line of Shoes of
Our prices will be right and Miss Laura Roberts ; Messrs. Sam
Milam, John Dcbba, and Virgil Alexander will wait on you
right, and take pains to please you.
Geo. S. Crouch. Geo. S. Crouch.
greatest array of clean, new, genuine bar
gains EVER OFFERED IN ROME.* NO TRASH, NO OLD
GOODS, NOR HAND-ME-DOWN STUFF HERE.
The Big Clearing-out HAY SALES
In NEW YORK
Placed Many Great Bargains of Mid-Summer Good? (Just the
Goods the People Want NOW) In Our Store. Think of Lovely
Colored Lawns, Organdies, Dimeties, Percales, and a Big Array
of New Wash Dress Goods in the Newest Styles being sold in
the'Midst of the Season at about
50 CENTS on the DOLLAR.
Cxaod India I.inon and Checked Jtxinsook only
40 inch Fine White Lawn, the 15c kind for only - 10 c
Beal Genuine Colord Scotch Lawn, 6 1-Sc for only 8 I ** c
Fine Percales 2to 6 yard longth, the 12 l-2e grade for only - 6 14"
450 yds . Fretty Dress Ginghams Sc quality, now only #
1 Case yard wide Bleached Domestic, worth 7 l-2c, our price - 4 l-2c
753 Yards Best yar 1 wide Sea I-land Domestic, 6 l-2e grade only 4 l-4c
141 Good Turkish Bath Towels 18x31. cheap at 10c, our price 8 l-2c
lfi Extra lietvy Turkish Towels 20x38. the 20c giade, - - loc
130 Ladies' Lo/ely Shirt Waist, Perfect fitting, Bioose/ronts, Reduced pries
8i Pair* Ladies’ fine Button Dongola Shoes. 2.03 quality fir - 1.75
IS> Pairs Ladies ana Misses Fine Oxford Ties “Patten Tips” $1.50 qual. 98c
Great Values On Our Bar=
H. B. PARKS & CO.,
ADAIRSVILLE GA. SATURDAY JULY 30 1898
THE JACK POT TEST.'
HOW A MEAN GAMBLER SPRUNG IT
ON SISTER ABIGAH-
B WteM >nHnr Proof o t a Theory
Cooanlac • Wommrfj Wnkaw and
Go* I* a* tbe Kxpoaaa of Undo Mali's
Op fa set* a* Poke*.
Best, but tall, with sparse whiskers
Seldom trimmed, nearly 70 years old,
Uncle Uriah used to sit in the poker
game in Omaha, his long, thin fingers
tremblingly placing his chips and his
old eyes glittering as he timorously
skinned his hand. Pathetically like Lit
tle Nell's grandfather be looked some
times, but be was at no desperate shift
to obtain a stake, for be was the pos
sessor of a oompetetxje, and be brought
into the game the saving grace of tbe
parsimony to which he had been habit
uated in his earlier days in a Now
Hampshire home. He never bought
mere than $9 worth of chips at a time.
Them he would for tbe moat part ante
•way waiting for aces or oetter, and
when be finally did get a good band a
bare call represented tbe climax at his
In those days there was always a
game on Sunday afternoons, and Uncle
Uriah, although a devout Methodist,
could be counted upon to arrive directly
after service and to sit in until tbe time
for afternoon Sunday school. The bqys
ysod to joke him at first and ask him if
be had sneaked his stake out of tbe con
tribution box, but to this question and
to all others at similar levity he op
posed a scared seriousness which showed
that his passion for tbe game was more
a weakness than a vice.
Unde Uriah lived with bis two sis
ters—Abigail, aged 68, and Ann, aged
S&. In New Hampshire they had been
called “the girls,” but in Omaha the
irreverent, with rude directness, referred
to them as "Unde Uriah's old maids.”
It did not take the boys in the game
long to disoover that Unde Uriah was
In much fear of Abigail in general and
in mortal dread that she would discover
his besetting weakness. He would al
ways shy at anew player, and be fre
quently held forth to tbe boys on the
impropriety of talking on the outside
about the features of the game.
"I sh’dhate to bev tbe parson know, ”
be used to say. “I wouldn't keer so
much ’bout Ann, ’cause she’s easy
sheered, but I wouldn’t hev Sister Abi
gail know fer the biggest jack pot t’waa
ever played on this here table I”
There was ne’er any solution to the
mystery of how Sister Abigail discovmM
ed the obliquity in Uncle Uriah’s life.
Some officious neighbor may have told
her, or in an excess at. caution Unde
Uriah himself may hove aroused her
definite suspicions. At any rate, on a
particular Sunday afternoon he arrived
si the room at tbe regular time, but
without tbe key with which be, in
common with other participants in the
game, bad been provided. The negro at
tendant admitted him, and be was soon
engrossed in tbe play.
There was a good jack pot on the ta
ble. Unde Uriah was in and was Aml
- It was bis last say, and tbe two
men ahead of him had bet $lO each. He
hod drawn one card, ond the play was
up to him. He had not, however, look
ed at his draw when the key turned in
the snap lock of the front door, and Sis
ter Abigail, pole with a righteous and
terrible rage, strode into the room and
up to the table.
"Gwnblinr” he cried. "And on the
Lord's day, with the church bells ringin
outside and docent people flookin to his
worship, I expected to find yon here,
yon hypocritel” she went on, turning
to Uncle Uriah. " You better get oo
yonr duds right now and come home."
"I was comin in a Jiffy,” the old
man said, weak with fear. "I guess 1
might as well go ’long with yon as with
anybody elsa ” He rose and steadied
himself by holding the chair.
Seth Coe was the coolest band in the
gum a Even Sister Abigail had not dis
concerted him. He reached over and
turned np Uncle Uriah’s band. It was
” Yon better straighten this pot out
before you go, uncle, ” 6aid Coe. “Yon
call, of course. I suppose a flush is
good?*’ Coe asked, turning to the other
players. They nodded assent Coe stack
ed np the chips. ‘‘Forty-three dollars
here,” be pushing them toward
The old man started instinctively to
ward the pot and then remembered Sla
ter Abigail. He stopped and waited
tremblingly tor her decision.
It seemed to the players, who turned
&om the weak and timid old man to
the dominant woman, that at this cru
cial test something of her moral rigidity
relaxed, she did not swesp the chips to
the floor. She said nothing about ill
gotten gains. With a risible effort she
overcame a slight nervous coostrietion
at the throat. She grasped her skirts
firmly and swept toward the door.
“ Uriah, ” she said, with great dig
nity, “I will wait for you to the hall
at ths foot of the stairs. ”
After Unde Uriah had obtained bis
$43 and departed Seth Coe said in his
“The old tuan didn’t hare a flush. I
slipped in a card to fill it out for him.
I reckoned you fellows wouldn't mind
payin once more for pcs: idve proof that,
no matter what kind of a woman she*is,
she’f always in with yonr play when
you win the pet. ” —Xew York Sum
Why We Sell So Mat|y Goods.
1. REA SON'WE CARRY LARGEST STOCK.
2. WE BUY WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT.
3. WE BUY AT PRICES THAT THE PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO PAY.
4. WE DELIVER GOODS TO YOUR NEAREST DEPORT.
5. WE DELIVER ANYWHERE IN 5 MILES FREE. *
6. WE RUN TWO HEARSES FREE. J
7. WE HAVE EXPERIENCED MEN IN BUSINESS.
8. WE LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WE APPRECIATE THEIR TRADE.
9. WE BELIEVE IN QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS.
10. WE SELL CHEAPER THAN ANYBODY, AS YOU WILL SEE BY THE PRICES
QUOTED BELOW. ••■*' . N
, WHOLESALE and RETAIL DEALERS IN
CARPETS, MATTINGS, RUGS, PIANOS, ORGANS, SEWING MACHINES, CLOCKS,.
•STOVES, PICTURE MOULDING, FRAMES, 3^VCARRIAGES, AND UNDER
—wv -A-Hsrr) oas.fieit bttsxtstess
And having made a study as we have, wo have learned t# buy goods at the right, prices and wo
also learned that'a man cannot make a fortune in a day. ? Our motto is to buy at right prices and
sell for small profits, and sell a heap of thiejn. This uai& our motto, we call your attention to a
few articles and prices. g&FWe pay the freight. .
Jygojcd Room Setß r -$7.00, SB.OO 2.50, to 145.00. Remember this in froas
$5 to $lO CHEAPER than you have boon buyiVig horekbfdTe. Dressci^—--153.25/ 3.50, 4.0 r, and
pu to a $25.00 Dresser.
WE HAVE GOME TO STAY!
Hall Trees, from $4.75 to s2s.oo.—Bide Boards, from $8.50 to $50.00. —Sofas, from
$2.50 to the nicest —Parlor Suits, $20.00 and up.—Nice Picture Frames from 25c up
to the nicest.—Nice Rockers from 50c to the nicest.—Window Shades from 15c to a
nice Linen.—Curtain Poles in great variety.—Nice Folding Beds kept on hand cheap.
Beds from 75 cents to fcho nicest. —Tables all kinds cheap.—Brand new Pianos fr®m
S2OO to the finest.
WE E/EPAIROLD SEWIISTGMAOHIITES..
Organs all prices, cheapest to best. String instruments in great variety. Fiddles from sl.oo'
up to $15.00. Banjos from $2.75 up. Everything CHEAP. Stoves. We carry the largest
stock of anybody in town, and keep them from $4.00 to a nice range. 32 pieces and 8 joints stove.
pipe goes at former prices without vessels. TRUNKS. Wo carry a large stock of trunks
from 95c up CHAIRS from 25c up to the nicest. CARPET and MATTING Cheap ; we
tako tho diagram of your room and put it down froe. We pay the freight. Wo have two house*
chock full of these goods. Don’t ask ur, if wo have got such goods as we advertise, but just ask
us the price SEWING MACHINES. We soli the White, Queen, New Homo, Climax, Now
Ideal Singer from SS.(X) to $50.00. If you need a machine consult your best interest and call on
ns and save agents profits. Wo pay tho freights to your depot. Remember wo soil cheaper
than anybody. Compare our prices to former prices and you will be convincod that this is facts.
We advertise nothing but facts. ~r , .
UNDERTAKING. We call your attention to our Undertaking Department. \Ve have tho
largest stock of Coffins, Robes, Slippers, Gloves, Hose, out side of the city, and at prices never
known before. Coffins from $2.50 to a fine Mctalic. Robes from SI.OO up to the finest. Wo arc
experienced in the business. Mr. T. J. Newsom is a practical Embalmor and Funeral Director i
all latest arts. Wo run two hearses FREE and Mr. Newsom oecupyrng same and conducts funer
al We understand disinfecting the rooms and caring for the living a* well as Preserving the
dead If you are not acquainted with us don’t stay away on this account, but come and form an
acquaintance. We will treat you right, '1 Ranking our many friends for past favors and hoping :
to sliaie your patronage in the future we remain
CARTER and GO.
Ra!L ROAD STRSET, O A-LBCOTTItT’ GA-
T. J. NEWSOM Manager, O. TANARUS, CARTER, S’y. and TANARUS. •