THE GEOBGIA CBACKER.
Gainesville, February 14, 1894.
WHAT’S THE NEWS?
IN THE CITY.
St. Valeutine’s Day, and Cupid is on
Dr. Ham’s new residence is rapidly
We are now straighened ont for bnsi
ness, and our friends are cordially invited
to drop in and see ns.
John Gaines was in town yesterday,
and he says the people down in his neck
of thegroods are all for Atkinson.
F. M. Tumlin allows as how he is go
ing to mix it with the boys when it comes
to selling Fertilizers, and will be in Gaines
ville during the season.
Who is the man in Gainesville who
gave an Atlanta man a city lot in Gaines
ville lor two pups, and where is the land,
and what sort of pups were they ?
Will some one tell us how many men
were preient at the Evans Club meeting.
We sent a reporter to find out and he re
turned with the statement that he could
not find anybody who was there.
Prof. G. R. Cochran reports a most
fi urishisgschool at Smith’s Academy.
Jfte- professor is enthusiastic over the
coming of the CRACKER. He says he
could hardly wait for the first number.
Invitations are out for a valentine party
to be given by the young ladies to night
at the elegant home of Major Moreno.
It goes without saying that pleasure will
rule the hour and joy be unconfined. We
will have full report in our next issue.
What with the thousand things to do
incident to our new arrangements we
have not had time to canvass our business
men for ad vert is. mei.ls. But we can
always be found in business hours at the
office, and will be glad to see our friends.
We do but simple justice to a painstak
ing, conscientious workman, when we
compliment the excellent painting of our
new office rooms, and announce the fact
that the work was done by Carson Law
rence. He works reasonably and does it
Mr. Alexander, the new street overseer,
has a big contract ahead of him, for we
are sorry to have to say that many of our
streets are in a deplorab'e condition. But
he seems to Ire going at the business with
a vim, which gives promise of bringing
them up to a higher standard.
Ho i. NewtTwitly is putting the lum
ber on the ground, and has let the con
tract to Mr. Frank Loden for the erection
of a two story ten room home on his lot
at the comer of Spring a id Race streets
All of which means, of course, that we are
to have him soon for a citizen.
Alreadv the Legislative bee is begin
ning to buzz. The Clinchem correspon
dent of the Eagle suggests the uames of
Messrs John A Smith of Gainesville and
Mr. W. D. Hawkins of Flowery Branch
as our next representatives. This would
certainly give us a leant of business men.
Editor Mark Candler of the Madison
ian, was in the city during the week. It
was rumored here yesterday that he had
•old his paper / would return to
Gainesville, but we could not verify it.
But the latchstring is on the outside,
Mark, whenever you get ready to come.
We take pleasure in calling special at
tention to the new advertisement of J. E
Murphy in this issue, as in it he makes
some most "fetching” remarks that will
interest those in search of bargains. Hav
ing determined to remain in Gainesville,
Mr. Murphy seems disposed to trouble
J'Our local page this week is not np to
the standard we have Set for it, our local
staff having not yet become fitted to the
harness so to speak. In a short time we
hope to have our corps of county corre
spondcnls fully organized, and make our
column of Northeast Georgia news like
wise a strong feature of our paper.
We have stopped the press a moment
to remark that our neighbor the Eagle
printed a rattling good paper last week,
and we think we know that sort of thing
when we meet it in the road. If onr
friends keep up the lick the city of Gaines
ville can congratulate itself on having the
two best weekly papers iu Georgia.
Mr. Hubert Estes, who lias been asso
elated since bis admission to the bar
some years since with his brother. Col.
Claud Estes, in Macon, has returned to
Gainesville, and will be associated with
bis father, Judge J. B. Estes, in the prac
tice in this city. His hosts of friends
will gi« bun a warm welcome to bis old
We thank opr young lady friend at
Sunn-yside for her kind words expressing
the interest with which she is looking
forward to the coming of the CRACKER.
We hope hereafter to have many items of
from her pen. She will probably lie in
terested ill the announcement with refer
ence to Country correspondents in an
We are sore onr readers who are ac
quainted with the gentlemen will note
with pleasure the announcement made
in another column by Dr. E. E. Dixon
that Dr. J. B. George has become asso
ciated with him in the wholesale and
retail drug business. Both gentlemen
number their friends by the hundreds,
and combined they make as clever a pair
of business hustlers as yon will find in a
It is useless to call Attention to the
large advertisement of the J. G. Hynds
Co , elsewhere, for yon cannot miss see
ing it if yon tried. It will however
awaken public regret that this live firm
has decided to go ont of business, but
their large manufacturing interests ab
sorb all the time and thought of the firm
and make the step imperatively neces
sary. Meantime the pnblie will be the
gainers in the bargains they will offer
between now atd then.
It was a man race that caused the ex
citement on Ute square Monday after
noon. Joe Rice had a little row and
carved Tross Scott’s ear Sunday night.
The mayor fined Joe a dollar and a half,
and as he did not hare it, Walt Will#
started to the lock-op with him. Joe
concluded not to go, and aplit a crack in
the atmosphere ont toward New Holland
and set the pace so fast the officer could
not make it. Frank Hanie and some
others however picked him up, and be
went in durance.
To the Ladles.
We have' some curiosity to know who
it was who advertised in the Constitution
that Gainesville needed a first-class dress
maker. We cannot stand everything.
The Cracker is of opinion that there
are several good dressmakers in Gaines
ville, and would like to enquire especially
what’s the matter with Miss Lizzie
Woodward, whose card appears in anoth
er column. Miss Woodward has for
years maintained a reputation among the
ladies of Gainesville for excellent and
artistic work, which is to hers just source
of pride, and we take mnch pleasure in
calling attention to her advertisement.
Judge and Solicitor.
Hon. J. J. Kirnsey of White is an an
nounced candidate for the Judgeship of
the North Eastern Circuit. Hon. W. S,
Bassenger of Lnmpkin is being urged by
his friends to enter the race, and has the
matter unde r advisement. It is not known
as yet whether Judge Wellburn will be in
Col. Howard Thompson authorizes us
to say that he is a candidate to succeed
himself for solicitor. Hon. W. A. Char-
ters of Lumpkin, and Hon. Book Can
dler of Union are also among the entries.
From this array of talent it will be seen
that there is no danger that we will not
have able officers.
The Parsonage Society.
The Methodist Parsonage Society held
its regular monthly meeting last Thors
day, at the residence of Mrs W. B.
This meeting closed the society year,
and the treasurer’s report showed a most
successful year’s work. The ladies were
delighted and encouraged by the splendid
The annual election of officers was
held. Vrs J. W. Bailey was elected
president, Mrs. E. E. Kimbrough treas
urer, Mrs. H. W. J. Ham secretary.
The attendance was large and enthus
iastic over tlie work for the coming year,
and the meeting was exceedingly pleasant
Before the Wheel Commenced to
Hon. W. J. Speer of Atlanta, assistant
treasurer of the State of Georgia, was
the first man to send a dollar for the
Cracker. Uncle Bob Hardeman can.e
puffing and blowing right behind him,
and Comptroller General Wright was
next. Then they poured in so fast that
no one but the cashier pretended to keep
any account of them.
Mr. J JI Banks was the first citizen
of Gainesvill - to get li : s name on the
cash book, and in only a few minutes
the doors were blocked. But walk right
up, ladies and gentlemen, the business
department is fully organized now, and
we will try to handle the crowds with as
little delay as possible.
“Old Honest Slack.”
Charley McAllister was at home the
other day and heard about the CRACKER
He smiled a great big South Carolina
dispensary smile, shook hands with him
self and announced to the crowd:
“I'm glad of it. Boys, she’ll be a hum
mer, and don’t you forget it. The folks
will come a running to subscribe for that
paper. I’m going to take it myself, and
the drummers will ■ all have to have it.
I’m a (going to get lots of subscribers for
it myself. Put my name down now. I
want to get llie first one that comes off
the press, and if I ain’t here send it to
me by telegraph.”
Say, Me, what’s the matter with mak
ing the Cracker the special pet and
organ of llie “T. P. A's?”
A Beautiful Piece of Work.
We simply rise to remark that if any
body lias seen anything handsomer in
tlie shape of office partitions, counters,
desks, etc., thau we can show in the
Cracker office, put up by a Gainesville
mannfactoty, then they have s?en some
thing we have not, that’s all.
It affords us pleasure to give credit to
the competent craftsman who did the
work. It comes from under the hands
of onr gout! friend. Tom Eidson, and
shows that he thoroughly understands
his bnsi ness. The work is simply beau
tiful. The excellent material used comes
from the establishment of J. T. Hargrove,
and tlie work was done in bis shops. It
is a credit both to the establishment and
Mrs S. A. Wallace, wlio lias been ab
sent from the city for some three months,
has returned. She had a most enjoyable
visit with friends ih Alabama, until called
to the bedside of her daughter. Miss
Susie, who received by a sad accident a
most painful wound in the hand from a
The accident, which it was at first
hoped would prove of small moment,
has resulted in a most painful affliction,
which threatens the loss of the use of
the member. . In Atlanta, as they came
home, tlie physicians at the surgical in
stitute made an effort to find the bullet,
but were unsuccessful, and the young
lady is suffering great pain.
The many friends of Mrs. Wallace and
Mias Susie sympathise with them in the
sad affliction, which has forced her to
give up teaching for the present, and is
causing her so much suffering.
Brother Craig of our neighbor, the
Eagle,gives • kindly notice of the inau
guration of our enterprise, and alluding
to the editor as “the greatest living ex
ponent of the Georgia Cracker,” says
among other good things: .. i u J
"Messrs. Ham and Blats are both old
and experienced newspaper men, and in
their respective departments better ones
are bard to find. With Blats in charge
of the mechanical workings, yon may
expect a paper good for eyes made weary
by the nsnal belidomidal blotches issued
by the country press. As a writer Ham
is neat, artistic, rythmic, charming, inex
haustible. His variety is endless. His
resources are unhampered as the lines of
longitude. He unravels like a ball of
yarn, and never gets tired.”
The Cracker makes its best bow in
acknowledgement. The old Eagle has
been for many years the democratic
watchman on the tower for this bailiwick,
and there are many pleasant memories
connected with it for both of the pro
prietors of the Cracker, and so it goes
without saying that we shall not attempt
the small business of trying to build np
onr business by pglling jt down. On the
contrary we hope to tabor in stich cor
dial relations that people will come for
miles to “behold how good and bow
pleasant it (a for brethren to dwell to
gether in unity”
BERRY BACK BEHIND THE BARS.
And Sheriff Munday will Watch
Joe Berry, preacher, teacher, alliance
store manager, and all around slick cit
izen who has given Sheriff Muudav so
mnch trouble, is safe back again in the
Hall county jail. The sheriff returned
from Tampa last Saturday.
Berry’s escape from the jail here some
time since will be remembered.. He
made his way to Florida, and went into
the hotel business in Tampa as H. Barry.
Some descriptions reached the officers
there, and the sheriff concluded Mr.
Barry was Joe Berry and took him iu.
He turned him over to the jailer, and on
the wav Barry escaped, he says by giving
the jailer his watch aa<F one hundred
dollars. Next morning Berry was recap
tured and the jailer cut sand for tall
timber and has not been seen since.
Sheriff Muuday received a telegram
that Berry was in custody, left Iasi Mon
day, secured requisition papers in At
lanta, went to Tampa, got his man and
reached here with him Saturday. He
says he. will keep a pretty close watch
on Joseph hereafter. He seems to lie a
eras between an eel and the Irishman's
Not Afraid of Bound Doctrine.
Ex-Postmaster Wood is the first repub
lican to walk up and lay down a big
round, silver dollar for a year’s subscrip
tion to tlie Cracker. He is one of tlie
g. o. p., who has enough of the courage
of his convictions to take the strong
medicine he finds here like a little man.
But then he is of sturdy stock, honest,
straightforward and not afraid; and after
making a good republican postmaster,
stepped down and out with a bow and a
smile when his term was up, turned over
the keys to his democratic successor
without any whine, and went liis way
attending to his private business as cheer
fully as if he had never held a govern
ment office. If there were more repub
licans like Bill Woo-1 we could get along
with them without having to hire a 111:111
to do our swearing.
One Eyed Tigers.
The Blind Tiger is a well known ani
mal. He maketh liis lair in out of the
way places, and dealeth out drink which
seemelh mixed with fire and warnetli liis
customers to speak easy as they come and
go. This is the regulation blind tiger
Gainesville has had some of th : s breed,
bnt they are now a thing of the past.
Gainesville has a habit of not doing
things like other towns. There is too
much ginger in us. We are full of "git
up and git” and so poky blind tigers will
not dofor ns with our hurrah and hustle.
Nothing entirely blind could keen step to
And so the town has licensed tlie blind
tigers and authorized them to “go one
eye 011 it,” and they are doing it. Doubt
less they have fixed the thing with uncle
Sam’s revenue lookouts, and now the
poor old state of Georgia will have to
wrestle with them all alone, while we
United States citizens and town folks
stand off, qnafftbe foaming lager, imbibe
the festive red eve, and enjoy the ruction.
And llie Heathen got left as t'snal.
Speaking about charging things,”
said Beii Whelchebthe other day in one
of his renlinisceuHflioo<ls, “when D ive
Whelclie! and I were! in business togeth
er, we caught up with each otht r eve y
now and then about having failed to
charge up something. Finally we agreed
to fix a box with a hole in the top, and
whenever either of us failed to charge
an item he was to be fined a nickel; made
to drop it in the slot, and at the end of
the year we were to give it to the
How did it work?” asked one of the
Fim for the heathen,” said Pen.
“We watched each other pretty well, and
each made the other chip in every time.
At the end of the year we opened up the
box, and when we saw the pile of nickels
poured out we looked at each other and
then at the pile, and it looked like there
was more thau the heathen ought to
have. We sat on opposite sides of the
stove, and I scratched my head, and
Dave chewed his tobacco powerful har 1
and spit mighty red, both of us thinking
the same thing and neither wanting to
say it. Finally Dave hitched up liis
pants and said, ‘Blame the heathen, any
how. Let’s divide it,’ and we did. Yes,
it's a pretty good way to raise money for
Seminary Ech >es.
The Seminary apprecialcs the kind re
quest of the Cracker to furnish the
paper a weekly resume of Seminary news,
and will endeavor to make the space
accorded us interesting, not only to
school girls, but to the readers of the
paper in general. We give the Cracker
a most cordial welcome to our reading
room, and from the well known charac
ter of its editor, know that its weekly
visits will be hailed with delight by tlie
entire Seminary community.
We also desire to thank Mr, Toner for
his great kindness to the Seminary dur
ing bis management of the News. He
always evinced a willingness to aid the
institution in every way possible, and his
kindly notices of our school will long
One of the best musical recitals ever
given in Gainesville will occur at the
Seminary within the next two weeks,
given by Prof Wallace and Miss Stephen
son jointly. These accom-lislied musi
cians are untiring in their efforts to ob aiti
the greatest possible results from their
pupils, and the people of Gainesville
may expect a rare treat in their approach
Prof. Pearce left last Friday for a short
visit to Columbus. We hope to see him
back on Tuesday, and will be disappoint
ed if Mrs. Pesrce and Hayward, Jr., are
not with him.
Misses Grace Goss and Ida and D-ssie
Martin viaited the home folk9 on Satur
day last. Would that more of us cou d
enjoy similar visits.
There are now about one hundred and
thirty music pupils in the Seminary.
[.The Orchestra numbers twenty five; Miss
Stephenson has about thirty-five voice
pupils; there are between fifteen pud
twenty pianos busy all day. Prof. Vau
Hoose is negotiating for a pip ; organ,
and the Seminary claims the finest mus
ical advantages in the South.
The department of Elocution, under
Mias Holt, is progressing finely. She
has about thirty pupils, and will soon
give another ont of her pleasant readings.
For your next issue, Mr. Cracker,
we will try to prepare brighter and more
interesting news for our space.
The Cracker's Home.
The Cracker takes a pardonable pride
in the cosiness and elegance of its office
arrangements. Our office is on the
ground floor of the building, oil Bradford
street, immediately in front of the Court
House, recently occupied by the Indus
trial News. It lias been entirely refitted
and furn shed exclusively for our own
use, and though we say it ourselves is a
model of tasteful elegance and conven
ience for all the purposes of our publish
Opening the glass doors of the front
entrance the visitor will find himself in
the vestibule of t u e business office. On
his right he will find an elegant counter
with the book keeper’s desk, and ill rear
of that a handsome office room, fitted up
with roll top desks, type writers and all
the paraphernalia for the prompt and
comfortable transaction of business, pre
sided over by our polite and urbane bus
iness manager, Mr, John Blats, who will
tie glad at all times to see his friends
who may call on business.
If the visitor has business with and an
entree to the editorial department, he
will pass through a glass door'just in
front, heedless of the warning card,
“Private, ring the bell,” and turning to
his left will knock at another door
marked, “Private,” and will be ushered
into the sanctum, elegantly furnished
with brussells carpets and mats on the
floors, oak roll top desks, easy chairs,
and all the accessories of comfortable
satisfactory editorial work.
I11 tlie rear of all this, on the same
floor, is one of the most completely furn
ished and fitted printing offices in Geor
gia. A large Cottrell & Babcock power
press, run by steam, turns off the CRACK
ER, tlie Christian Messenger, and other
publications which go through otir office
at the rate of two thousand impressions
an hour, and job presses, paper cutters,
a steam engine, with a full line of shap
ings and pulleys, an 1 all the accessories
of a well equipped and fitted newspaper
and job printing office fill the large
building and make a thrifty and. busy
scene. Here not onlj the large editions
of the newspapers are printed, folded,
wrapped and mailed, but we turn out all
classes of job work as .tastily, elegantly,
promptly and cheaply as any office of its
size in tlie country.
The Cracker is proud of and satis
fied with its home, and will lie pleased at
all times to welcome its friends. We
would have been glad to give a regular
housewarming and invite all our friends,
tut we knew the building would not hold
them, and have been so busy receiving
congratulations, subscriptions, new ad
vertisements and orders for all kinds of
printing that we really have not had the
Our Public Schools.
In spite of the cry of hard times onr
city schools are in a most flourishing
The slight decrease in patronage noticed
at the beginning of tlie term lias been
nearly, if not quite, made up, the winter
moiilhs keeping some of the smaller chil
dren at home. The upper grades of the
Grammar School department and tlie
High School have their usual attendance.
The all 1 horilies of the schools earnestly
invite visits from the patrons. These
schools are the city s 'hoots and as a citi
come over am! see who has charge of
the r children, and the w rk that is being
done for them. This would stimulate the
teachers to their best work and encourage
tlie children by a manifestation of interest
iu their schools.
Tne graded school system is what
every city needs, and'is what our city
peculiarly needed. It not only furnishes
tlie liest quality-of instruction at the low
est possible cost to the people but it
provides a representative body of citizens
to look after the welfare and interest of
the children att nding school.
Of course there are many things yet to
tie done before our schools will be en
tirely satisfactory; but so far as the disci
pline and instruction—the fundamental
basis cf every good school—is concerned,
our schools will compare favorably with
any in the state,
The Comer-Latlmer Wedding.
Mr. J. W., Latimer of Washington Ga.,
was married to Miss Addie Comer, of this
city, last Thursday evening at the resi
dence of Mr. T. H. Shelly on Green
The marriage ceremony was performed
by Rev. S. R. Belk of tlie first Methodist
Mr. Latimer is a prosperous youug
merchant, aud a very intelligent and
Tha bride is an exceedingly popular and
interesting member of Gainesville society,
and was strikingly beautiful iu a hand
some brown traveling suit.
The parlors were decorated with La
France roses, the dining room with Mar-
clial Neil roses and lillies The center
piece was an exquisite arrangement of
lillies. Delicious refreshments were
The presents were numerous, costl*-
The guests on this happy occasion were
Dr. and Mrs J. W. Bailey, Judge and Mrs
A. Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. H A. Daniels,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. DuPre, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Comer, and Misses Annie Lilly.
Moreno. Mai Camp' ell, Beulah Evan's,
AT THE CHURCHES.
What oar Ministers Talked Absst
At the First Methodist Mr. Belk took
for his text Matthew 25:41, and from it
preached on "The Judgment.” Among
other things lie said: “Iu preparation
for the judgment repentance and faith in
Jesus Christ necessary; without these
no man will be saved. Forms and creeds,
theories, dogmas and systems will never
save a sinner. There is no promise for
him who scorns the love of God and
rejects the Christ. He will stand at the
judgment a guilty culprit in the sight of
an assembled world with all his guilt
made known. The judgment will be
universal. Every angel in heaven will
be there. Every fend iu hell will be
there; Adam’s fallen race, dead, living,
dying and unborn will be there. On the
right hand of the Judge will staud Michael
with all heaven’s host; widows, orphans,
persecuted saints, the Lord’s poor, min
isters with crowns star-gemmed, approved
forever; the wicked will stand on the
left, all the liars, thieves, drunkards, un
believers, gamblers; their wickedness
made known, their dark midnight crimes
made public, and their eternal doom fixed
forever. The judgment over, the good
will enjoy the-b}iss of heaven, and the
wicked.will go into outer darkness. Iu
the sight of God the good man alone is
ther'millionaire: the sinner alone the
everlasting pauper" the good will re’gn
with Christ oTer all worlds, walk the
goi(icn streets'Wd sing the songs of re
deeming loveffpever. There we shall
see his face and never, never sin, there
from the rivers of his grace drink endless
pleasures in.” Mr. Belk had a full
church, and eight accessions at the close
of the sermon.
At the Baptist'church Rev. Mr. Carter
continued lhe v series of doctrinal sermons
which he has been giving for several
weeks, the subject for the day being Jus
tification. He founded his remarks on
Romans 5:1, and first asked and an
swered the question, what is justification,
the relieving the sinner from the penal
ties of the law. He then showed how it
is to be obtained by bringing out the ele
ments which enter into it. First, faith,
second the shedding of blood, and third
grace. Faith in Jesus Christ secures to
us the imputation of His righteousness
aud His shed blood paid the penalty of
tlie law, which through the free grace
of God makes the sinner free from the
law or justified in the sight of God.
A large jeongregation listened to the
sermon. M. Carter will continue the
series of sermons next Sunday, the sub
ject to be discussed being Baptism.
The Seminary Entertainments.
We feel that the city of Gainesville
owes to the management of the Semi
nary a debt of gratitude for bringing to
this city the excellent series of eutertain-
inents with which the public have been
favored during the present season.
The enterprise is something new to
cities of the rize of Gainesville in the
SooNl. But candor compels us to say
that the South is far behind other sections
of our country in this respect. North,
East and West, almost every town the
size of Gainesville has its regular Lyceum
Course^ At the beginning of the season
tlie Managers sell season tickets for two
to iaiir dollars, covering from four tosev
zen every individual of oua city should -g . - j- -
have an interest in them. Let thep^ple f eu * e rt.l»f£e.,ts embracing concerts,
lectures, etc., aud with the money iu
hand, arrange through the Bureaus for
first - -class talent to fill their dates, thus
securing at nominal cost the very highest
class of entertainments.
In the South, however, our people have
not been enterprising enough to adopt
these business methods, and the result
lias been that ouly in the largest cities
have tbi9 class of entertainments been
able to appear, and in many of these only
ou haphazzard contracts that would not
pay them to come. Naturally we have
rarely seen the best of this class of enter
The effort of the Seminary to bring to
Gainesville a high class of literary and
musical attraclious should meet heartiest
sympathy aud most liberal patronage of
our people. They are thoroughly unsel
fish ifi their work. They have the Hall
and Only desire to cover the actual ex
penses. If there should be a deficit at
the end of tlie season they will hare to
make it good out of their own pockets,
and it will not encourage them to under
take it agaiu. So the success of this, the
first season, means much for the future
of this enterprise.
Already we have had Charley Lane,
Edward Baxter Perry, and the Ariel
Quartette. There are other good thiugs
to follow. But the patronage in the fu
ture ought to double that iu the past, un
less we want our friends to pay out their
own money in the effort to give this city
a high class of entertainments.
One of the most elegant and cultured
audiences ever assembled in this city
greeted the Ariel Quartette at Bailey
Chapel in the Seminary last Wednesday
night, and a more thoroughly pleased
and deUited oue never met at a more
charmfj^’entertainment. The young la
dies, whether iu solo, duet or quartette,
captured the house in each number, aud
rouud after round of applause was re
sponded to with kind good nature until
the audience succeeded in getting at least
twice the worth of their money.
It was hard to say which the audience
Society Affairs — Personal Notes.
Miss Annie Lilly has returned from a
long and delightful visit to Washington
Miss Dora Watkins of this city left
last Friday for a visit to her cousin Mrs.
W. T. Hunnicutt of Buford.
Miss Anna Comer left Thursday night
for Atlanta, where she will be the guest
of Mrs. Ashby for a few days.
Miss Maude Montgomery relumed
home Friday after a week’s visit to her
sister Mrs Tom Smith of Hollingsworth,
R. J. Hughes, who has been on a ten
days visit home, left Tuesday morning
for a business trip through middle Geor
Turner Quillian, of the Glades, has been
illuminating these precincts with his
handsome physiognomy for the past few
Mr. J. R. Barnes reached home last
Saturday from a very successful business
tour through South Carolina and a part
Miss Carrie Douglass, an attractive
youug lady of Newnau, in in the city the
guest of her unde Col. Fletcher Johnson
on Green street.
If you want to see a man enjoy a Musi
cal entertainment, go to one some time
with Dr Dixon. He laughs all over, and
cheers and yells between times.
Misses Nettie and Kate Smith, the Ac
complisheyi daughters of Judge Marshall
Smith, left last Friday for a visit of ye\
eral weeks to relatives in Atlanta. *
Mrs. H P. Ashby, of Atlanta, who
was a guest at the Comer-Latimer Wed
ding, was formerly a Gainesville girl, and
is well remembered here as Miss Lillie
Miss Wortie Montgomery who occupies
the position of assistant teacher in the
High School at Flowery Branch, spent
Saturday aud Sunday with her mother in
Mrs. Bob Gardner, accompanied by her
mother. Mrs. Cole, and her two bright
little girls, Sally and Helen, spent several
days in our city week before last en route
from California to Columbia.
Mrs. Tom Smith of Hollings orth, ac
companied by her bright little daughter.
Miss Jemmie Williams, is visiting in the
city tlie guest of her mother, Mrs. Mont
gomery, on Washington street.
Mr. Jackson Comer, one of Gainesville’s
representatives’in the business world of
Atlanta, was in town a few days
attend his sister’s marriage. Gi
r» ago t
Lorena Whelchel, Kate Jackson, Emuife' admircd ° lost > beauty aud modest
Campliell, Aildie Rucker, Alice Daniel,
Annie ami Blanche Comer, and Miss
Annie Latimer of Washington, Ga.
Messrs. Hobbs, Redwine, Sims, Milster,
B own, Hub aud Willie Logan, Mr. Frank
Logan, Cleveland; Messrs. Prantha. Fa-
ver and Calloway of Washington; Jack
son Corner H1|<1 Mrs. H. P. Ashby of
Clias. Newton's coal yard at the narrow
gunge di p-t is now open to the public
and is the place to get coul cheap. At
this yard you can find coal at any price
of the l*st quality. If you want £3.50
coal they have it, or if you wnut coat for
£6.25 your wants will lie supp'ied. Take
a walk down to the ysrd and see the
arrangements for handling the Coal.
Leave your orders for summer or fall
Fresh Taffy Candies at Gunther's, 10
cents a pound.
Will keep the hair in curl the dampest
weather. Every bottle warranted by E.
P, Dunaguu and your druggist.
Charlie Newton 1ms new U. S. Stand
ard scales and will weigh you any quan
tity of coal you desii;e.
gentleness ol the fair artists, or the scien
tific rendition of the several numbers.
It is enough to say that it was from first
to last a most enjoyable evening, which
will long linger a pleasant memory to all
these so fortunate as to be present.
By special request of tlie young ladies
of the quartette our own Miss Holt con;
tribute'! her always charming efforts to
the evening's entertainment, and her
recitations brought down the house in
I am here to stay and will be glad to
sell you all the coal or wood you ueed, at
reasonable prices. Respectfully,
BEGGS’ LITTLE GIANT PILLS
Relieve Headache, Constipation and In
digestion. Try them. So'd aud war
rante t by E. I’. Duuagan and your drug
Nice, good two feet Pine Wood at $1.50
cord at Clias. Newtcu’s Coal and Wood
Yard, at G.,J. & S. depot.
BEGGS’ DIARRHOEA BALSAM
Re leves Colic, Diarrhoea aud Dyseutery
instantly Always keep a supply ou
hand. Sold and warranted by E. P.
Duuagau and your druggiat.
is proud of Mr. Comer’s success in the
Miss Clara Brooks, who occupies the
position of assistant teacher in the Hosch-
ton High School, spent Saturday and
Sunday in the city. Miss Clara is an
honor graduate of the Georgia Female
Seminary, and fills with great credit! the
position to which she has been elected
Mr. W. S Cox, one of Hall’s most live
and progressive farmers, was among the
Cracker’s callers during the week. He
has some new theories on hillside ditch
ing which we should very much like to
see tested. If thsyr prove practicable and
we sea no reason why they >/ould not,
his idea will be of incalculable benefit to
the agricultural interests.
Miss Florence and Sallie Tate, two
charming young ladies from that charm
ing Cherokee village, Tate, Ga., were in
the city last week on a visit to their sister,
Mrs. W. A. West, Spring Street. As Mrs
West has been quite sick she returned
home with her sisters to rebuild her
wanted energies in the salubrious sur
roundings of her old home.
Miss Lula Longstreet entertained t
few friends at the Piedmont last Friday
evening. The time was pleasantly spent
with music aud interesting games, and
during the evening the most delicate re
freshments were served. Those present
were, Misses Maie Campbell, Annie and
Miud Dorsey, Cynthia Henderson, Mag
gie Kimbrough;' Messrs. John Osiin,
Frank Campbell, Lem Carmichael, Rod
Candler, Andrew Jackson and Randolph
Miss Kate Jackson gave a charming
luncheon to a few friends from 10 to 12
a. m. ou Saturday.
Covers were laid for nine fat the cliartn-
ing little dining room of Miss Jackson’s
home, and the table was tastefully deco
rated with delicate flowers. A most deli
cious menu was served, aud the occasion
was voted by all a most delightful one.
Those present were: Misses Moreno,
Evans, Kimbrough, Annie Lilly, Maie
Campbell, Longstreet, Jackson aud Alice
Ex-Congressman Allen D. Candler, of
Gainesville, has been in the city several
days. He will probably be interested iu
a bid to construct Macon's new sewers.
Colonel Candler ia looking remarkably
well. He is in splendid health and fine
spirits, and the fires of true Democracy
burn within him as bright as ever. He
loves to talk politics and it is entertain
ing and instructive to listen to him.
There are many Georgians who wou'd
be pleased to vote for this able and up
right man and sound Democrat for Gov
ernor —Macon Dispatch, iu Constitution
On last Friday evening from eight to
twelve o’clock the palatial home of Dr.
Green, on Broad street, was a scene of
brilliance aud gaiety. The occasion was
a reception given by Dr. aud Mrs. Green
in honor of their son, Mr. Edgar Green,
The parlor and halls were beautifully
decorated for the occasion, and with
laughter and music, the time passed
gaily until a late hour wheu the guests
were ushered into the dining room where,
amidst the perfume of violets and white
hyacinths, the most delicious refresh
ments were served. The entertaiuuieut
was in all respects truly charming, aud
will long be held in pleasant remciu
brance by those present. Among the
invited guests were: Misses Kate Dosier,
Mattie Campbell, Corene Dorsey, Minnie
Dunlap, Irene Carter, Lillie Smith, Lelia
Banks, Julia Palmour, Marian Chambers,
Daisy Moreno, Susie Banks, Lucile Ham,
Marie Aunie Henderson, Bulk Hoaclt,
Mattie White, Lizette McConnell, Jessie
Chastain; Messrs. Will Davis, Jim Ash
ford, John Dorsey, Horace Tucker, Louie
Rigsby, John Hosch, Willie Logan,
Haine Palmour, Will Hoach, Hub Lo
gan. Clyde Walker, Crawford Jewell and
NO OANCS IN POWER.
Nome Mistake* and Uncalled for
The Atlanta Looking Glass says:
“That’s a pretty story that leaked out on
the Bill Akeridge arson trial, last week,
ami shows a mighty rotten state of affairs
over in Hall county. The prosecution
had put a man named Mehaffey, from
Gainesville, on the stand, to show up
Akeridge’s character, aud a pretty worth
less blackguaid he painted hint. Then
the defense called Tax Col'ector Boring,
of Hall county, to tell what kind of man
Mehaffey was. Boring gave Mehaffey a
first-class roasting, ami left him with very-
few shreds of character to hide his moral
nakedness. Now it was the prosecution’s
inning once more, and it proceeded to call
up Chief of Police Hattie, of Gainesville,
aud interrogated him in reference to
The story told by the chiet was as-
toundiug. Years ago, it seems, the safe
of the tax collector was burglarized, and
valuable documents stolen. Hanie made
an investigation that satisfied him the
burglary was com mi I ted by the collector
himself, or his assistant. He told Boring
so, lie said, and Boring admitted the corn.
The consequence of this fire and cross
fire was that three men, Akeridge, Mehaf
fey and Boring, were all well riddled but
the case of Boring is of more than pas
sing import. Here is a county officer
openly charged with burglarizing bis own
safe, and a chief of police, who has evi
dently kept the fact secret for years. It
is a discovery that seems to call loudly
for stripes for somebody, and things
must be at a pretty pass in Gainesville
that the gang still remains in power.”
There are several errors in this article,
which as they reflect upon our commu
nity and some of our citizens, the Crack
er feels called upou /to correct. Mr.
Boring is not the Tax Collector, but the
Tax Receiver of Hall cjiuuty, and hence
does not. handle county funds. Mr.
Hanie is not the Cfitef of Police of
Gainesville, and has not been for several
years. The safe was not blown open,
having ifolock oti it, and was only used
to protect the books and papers of S. V.
Palmour & Go., from fire. Mr. Boring
was a member of the firm of S. V. Pal
mour & Co. The papers which were
missed were some notes and accounts in
which only the two members of the firm
arp interested. Bad blood between them
grew out of it. Mr. Hanie who is a de
tective by profession was asked by both
membeis tp make an investigation aud
havi ig doue so, told tlie ” in the presence
of several mutual friends that he believed
and the public would believe that the
notes aud papers were taken from the
safe by one or the other of them, and
they both agreed that this would be the
case, and that is all there is of it,
Mr. Hanie was shown the above article.
I did not swear” said he, “that I told
Boring he took the papers and he admitted
it. I stated to both together that I
thoueht and the public would think that
one of them did it, or had itdone, a- d they
both agreed that such would doubtless be
the case, and that was what I sworq,”
When shown the article, Mr. Boring
said: “Yes, that is what Hanie said to
me and Palmour together, and what I
admitted was not that I took the papers,
but that tbe public would think that oue
of us did because no one but us had any
interest in them. I asked Hanie about
it, and he told me that was what he had
The whole matter seems to be an un
fortunate difference between the members
of the firm of S. V. Palmour & Co., con
sisting of Mr. Palmour aud Mr. Boring.
With their differences the community has
nothing to do, Mr. Hanie is not a public
officer, received no pay for making this
investigation and was under no obligation
to make any prosecution, or go any
further than lie went. In his office as tax
receiver, Mr. Boring has made a faithful
officer, and the matter is one between him
and his former partner with which the
public lias nothing to do. As there is no
“gangiu power” the reflection upon our
county and city is uncalled for and un
IN THE COUNTY.
Tribute of Respect.
Whereas, death lias again invaded our
ranks, claiming for its*victim that worthy
sister, Martha Ann Stringer, a member
of Popular Springs Alliance No. 906,
who fell asleep in Jesus ou I6th ot Jan ,
1894. She was a devoted wife to her hus
band, a good mother to her children.
She leaves 9 husband and two children.
She joined the Baptist church on Aug.
8, 1884, and lived a devoted Chri tian un
til her death. This Alliance has lost a
good sister, the church a good member,
aud tlie family a good mother. There
fore be it—
Resolved 1st, by Popular Springs. Alli
ance, That in the death of Sister Stringer
a devoted sister and affectionate mother
is gone, tlie community has lost a good
neighbor, the church a noble defender,
the Alliance a true and honored member.
“ Resolved 2d, That we bow in humble
submission to the will of Him that doeth
all things well, knowing that our loss is
the eternal gain of our sister.
Resolved 3d, That a copy of this pre
amble and resolutions be furnished our
beloved Brother Stringer, and that we
tender to hint and her father’s family our
heartfelt sympathies and prayers iti their
Resolved 4th, That this preamb’e and
resolutions be spread on the minute book
of Popular Springs Alliance, and that a
blank page he lefi 011 our minute book
sacred to the memory of our beloved sis
Resolved 5th. That these resolutions
be published ir. the Georgia Cracker and
( J. S. WOOTTEN,
> jas. m. Bell,
Gen. C. A. Evans, Geoi-Ria's Neat
An Evans club of 145 names was organ
ized at the Court House on the first
Tuesday Inst. The Evans men of the
county are respectfully invited to organ
ize District clubs and procure the name
of every Evans man and report aa early
as possible to the Central Committee at
Gainesville, As soon as sub-committees
are ready to report, a mass meeting of
the voters of Hall county will be called to
meet at the Court House in Gainesville.
It Is expected that every Evans man in
the county will do his duty. Gen. Evans
is easily the next Governor of Georgia.
At no distant day he will visit Gaines
ville and talk with his fellow citizens up
on the issues of the day.
]. W. Oslix, Chairman Com.
Go to Chas. Newton's coal yard for
your coal. *
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Can be cured. Try Beggs’ German Salve
when everything else has failed. Sold
aud warranted by B P. Duuagan and
Wood in auy size or length you wish
at Clias. Newtou’s Coal Yard, at G., J &
is Your Hair Falling out or Turn
JN« Gray f
If s« try Beggs' Hair Renewer. The
effect is wonderful. Said and warranted
by B. P, Duuagau aud your druggist,
We want one good correspondent in
each section of the county. Especially
do we wish one in all the town* of the
county. Next Christmas we are going
to distribute among them several valua
ble prizes, details of which and tbe meth
od of distribution will be given fat due
time. There are some conditions at
tached to admission to the competition:
1st. We want only items ot news, and
not attempts at humor, or long drawn
2nd. Each correspondent moat write
every week, and tlie items must reach ns
not later than.Monday.
3rd. We reserve the right to edit all
matter, strikiog out sneli aa we do not
think of public interest,, or leaving it out
altogether, using tbe facts if we see fit in
our general local columns.
4th. Controversial articles or long (fis-
cussions on general subjects will not hr
admitted. Signatures will not be ased.
Tbe paper will be sent to correspondents
whose work is acceptable, and s*ationary
will be furnished. * . -
Mr. Hiram Grant is erecting!
two story residence.
Mr. Gr. G. Bennett is having extensive
repairs made on his residence, and when
completed he will have practically a new
Social parties are the order of the day
no leas than three having' contribu
ted to the social gayeties during the
The Metrayville School under the man
agement of Professota Myers sod Parks is
in a most flourishing condition.
A young lady friend at Sunnyside
sends a few lines of kindly greeting. She
“We have read the Industrial News
from its first issue with great pleasure.
It has ever been a welcome visitor in our
little family; but we now look forward
with the greatest* interest imaginable to
the coming of the Giozsts Cracker.
With Col. H. W. J. Ham, Mr. John Blats
and last but by no means least, Mrs. Ham,
all contributing, we know we will have a
paper that will ‘fill a long felt want-’
We wish the Georgia Cracker and -ts
managers the greatest success imaginable,
and will promise to do what we can tor
the success of the paper.”
M. H. Culpepper, a highly respectex
citizen of this section of the county, died
a few days since. He leaves a large efrcle
of relatives and friends to modes his loan
Rev. Mr. Holcombe filled the pulpit at
Air-Line church last Sabbath, and his
sermon was greatly enjoyed by the large
Mr. G. D. Smith tendered the young
folks a delightful social party at his resi
dence on Saturday night last Hia hos
pitality was highly appreciated by those
so fortunate as to be present
The school at Timber Ridge is in a
most flourishing condition under the
efficient management of Mias Na
Rev. Mr. Dunham will preach at *
her Ridge next Sabbath.
Prof. George Rognon has a fine school
at Cain Creek Academy.
I took occasion recently to examine
casually the political pulsations in this
neck o’ woods. In the gubernatorial con
test there is an unusually strong senti
ment openly expressed in favor of Hon.
W. Y. Atkinson. In county politics there
are two officials who have given splendid
satisfaction, and should His Honor Judge
Wellborn again accept the judicial chair
he would receive hearty support, and So
licitor General Howard Thompson is the
favorite who will be asked to succeed
himself. The minor officers are as yet
exciting but little attention.
Misses Ida and Destie Martin, who are
attending the Georgia Female Seminary,
visited their parents here on last Satur
day and Sunday.
May, the infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs, B. C. Bryan, is convalescing from a
At this writing Mrs. H. H. Huggins is
critically ill and fears are entertained for
An able discourse was attentively lis
tened to by a large congregation on last
Sunday morning. Rev. G. W. Morgan,
the pastor, is a close student of divinity,
and gives satisfaction to the M. E. Church
in his circuit.
Hon. John T. Wilson, Sr., C. S. C,
visited Bellton this week. He says the
colored school at Bellton is the largest
in the county, and is gratified at the re
sult of the work being doue there.
Lumber is on the ground and it is
hoped that work will begin immediately
on the new school house at Lute.
. A number of tramps have been loiter
ing around Lula recently and sleeping in
the back rooms of the Junction House,
where some old mattresses sndebedding
had been left when the hotel was closed.
A tramp is to be pitied on these cold
nights, but it is dangerous to leave open
such a harbor for them as they are usual
ly careless, and many destructive flies
have resulted through just such rter—
stances. Bad at alt times, of late there
has been an unusually large number off
them en route South. One of them re
cently upon being interrogated by one ot
our citizens as to his whereabouts and
occupation, replied : he had never been
in the habit of working and did not pro
pose to cultivate such a habit in his de
clining days; that if one place more than
another was his home it was Canton,
Ohio, and that he had been a tourist for
the past fourteen years.
Joel Coffee Is doing tome effective and
splendid work on Lute’s street*.
Dr. C. C. Whelchel and his estimable
family left on Monday for their new home
at Comer, Ga. Dr. Whelchel has been
here for the past seven years, and during
that time has formed a host of friends
who, if they could, would prevail upon
him to remain. A larger practice and
more extensive territory are the reasons
assigned by the doc fig for the changa.
The section where he goes is a new coun
try, fast being developed, and die Induce
ments offered him were such that he
could not well refuse to take advantage
of them. While the people here are loth
fo give him up he will carry with him
their lasting friendship and well wishes'.
He leaves Ms practice and business here
in the hands of hit nephew, Dr. L. B>
Loper, a young man of sterling qualities
and ability. He is highly recommenced
by his unde and will meet with sutxesa.