GAINESVILLE, GA„ SATURDAY, JANUARY 29. 1898 x NUMBER 40
Company’s Great Unloading Sale Begins To-da>
VVe have just finished counting stock, and find our retail department badly overloaded.
We must and will Reduce it During next Thirty Days,
. , ^ j ( j comm and the attention of every purchaser in North Georgia who wants to begin the new year on an economical basis. It is money saving—-therefore a money
Ihis sa e > i mak | n g opportunity for whoever will improve it. The values shown here will be worth coming many miles to see, and ii
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will easily distance the most ambitious attempts of a similiar nature.
in genuiue values this sale
Here are the Cold Facts !
We Offer For Cash :
2,ooo vards nice Dress Checks, in all colors, 3Jc a yard.
I,8io yards Ginghams, good quality, 4c a yard.
2,000 yards Ginghams, best Amoskeag, 4fe a yard,
780 yards Ginghams, Johnson’s Book-fold, finest made, 6^c.
2,780 yards Calico remnants and short lengths 3-jC a yard.
yards Dress Prints, fine styles, 6c grade, 44c a yard.
900 yards Oil Calico 4c a yard.
1,140 yards Canton Flannel, 7c quality, 3^c a yard.
2,000 yards 4-4 Sheeting, Sea Island, 6c quality, 4c a yard.
Every article in this department will be sacrificed in this
known in North Georgia.
1,260 yards 10-4 Sheeting, fine quality for 15c, 10c a yard.
1,140 yards Bed Ticking, A C A quality, 10c a yard.
2,100 yards Cambric Dress Linings, best quality, 3c a yard,
800 yards 54-inch English Repellent. 75c quality, 38c a yard.
740 yards double width plain Dress Flannel, all colors, 15c a yard.
960 yards double width Fancy Dress Flannel, full ass’t patterns,'35c quality 7 , 19c yd.
150 pairs 10-4 Blankets, white and colored, worth $1.25 a pair, 69c a pair.
820 yards heavy Twilled Flannel 12^c a yard,
same manner without reserve. Come, without delay, and reap a harvest from the greatest sale ever
J. G. Hynds Company’s Great Retail Stores, Gainesville, Ga.
TATE AND THOMPSON
I Will Soon Arrange a Series of
Col. Tate Accepts Col. Thompson’s
Challenge and They will Stump the
District.—Geo. E. Dedwyler of
Jackson, W. E. Candler of
Union, and Samuel C. Dun
lap of Hall, Thomp
Ion. F. C. Tate has addressed a let
ter to Col. Howard Thompson accepting
^challenge to a series of joint debates
and requesting the appointment of his
friends who are to arrange with Tate’s
friends the times and places of the
joint debates. Col. Tate’s letter was
received by Col. Thompson last Sunday
and he states that he will name three
of his friends to act with Col. Thomp
sons upon the receipt of a letter from
the latter gentleman notifying him who
they are. Col. Tate’s letter is as fol
Washington, D. C. Jan. 21, 1898.
Hon. Howard Thompson, Gainesville,
Ga.—My Dear Sir: Your letter mailed
to Washington, asking me for a joint
discussion, was received on my arrival
iere today. I have been detained at
home for the past two weeks on account
of the very serious illness of my little
I note that, you state in what you
term your “formal announcement,”
that you stand on the National Demo
cratic Platform and you assert that
you now believe “the happiness of our
people lies in the triumph of the Democ
racy ” This you say is your position at
this time; I have at no time myself
failed to advocate the principles of the
Democratic party, or to support its
i nominees for Congress and for other
offices. I will gladly join you in a
series of debates, and if you will name
[your friends, I will name a like number
lof mine to confer with them for the
[purpose of arranging the time and
[Pkce for our joint meetings.
kith assurance of regard I am,
Very truly, F. C. Tate.
Col. Thompson notified Col. Tate by
letter Wednesday that he had selected
Messrs. Geo. E. Dedwyler of Jackson
county, W. E. Candler of Union county,
a nd Samuel C. Dunlap of Hall county to
act for him and arrange with a like
number of Col. Tate’s friends the series
of joint debates. Col. Thompson also
informed Col. Tate that he would, in
the meantime, make such speeches at
such times as opportunity presented,
extending to him also the same privi
lege. He also states that he will allow
Col. Tate a division of time at these ap
pointments, if he so desires. Col.
Thompson’s letter is as follows:
Gainesville. Ga., Jan. 26, 1898.
Hon. F. C. Ta-Le, Washington, D. C.—
My Dear Sir: Your letter of 21st mst.
in reply to mine of Jan. 8th, duly re
ceived and contents noted. In reply
beg to say that in accordance with your
request to name such friends of mine as
I desire to arrange for the joint discus
sion between us in the interest of our
respective candidacies for the democrat
ic nomintion for the 56th Congress of
the United States, I have selected Geo.
E. Dedwyler of Jackson, W. E. Candler
of Union, and Samuel C. Dunlap of Hall
to act for me and meet a like number of
your friends in the arrangement of the
times, places and terms of the debates.
In the meantime, and until said com
mittee acts, I shall feel at liberty to
make such speeches and at such times
and places as opportunity presents and
allow you like privilege. Should you
desire to be present at my appointments
during the interim I shall be pleased to
grant you a fair division of time, and
assure you the most courteous treat
ment. I remain, with great respect,
Your obedient servant,
As soon as Col. Tate names his
frieuds the committee will get together
and arrange the joint meetings.
CAPE NOT GUILTY.
For The Murder of Pool,
The Jury Frees Him.
Miss Martin tells of the Tragedy —Large
Number Witnesses Sworn—Defend
of the Trial.
More buildings are to go up on Brad
ford street below Terrell's warehouse.
W. R. Canning & Bro. will begin at
once the erection of a new corrugated
iron warehouse, Col. S. C. Dunlap will
erect another corrugated iron building
to be used as a livery stable, and Judge
G. H. Prior and Mr. A. J. Mundy will
also erect a building on the corner lot
to be used as a stable, similar in appear
ance to Col. Dunlap’s. The appearance
of the street in this locality has been
very greatly improved by the erection
of the new buildings. A new brick
sidewalk has also been laid from The
Cracker office to Terrell’s warehouse.
Thr trial of W. P. Cape for the mur
der of J. J. Pool at Bethlehem church
near Bellton last August, was begun in
the Superior court Wednesday morning.
Owing to the prominence of both par
ties the trial attracted much attention
and the court room was filled with in
terested spectators throughout the
hearing of the case. The defendant
was represented by Dean and Jlohhs.
Col. Howard Thompson was assisted in
the prosecution by Col. C. R. Faulkner
A large array of witness, both for the
state and the defense were sworn. Out
of a panel of forty-eight, a jury was
selected, and the trial of the case com
menced. A number of witnesses were
examined, the testimony of whom dif
fered very materially, as to some points,
but as to the main facts all were about
the same. Miss Martin, the young lady
about whom Cape killed Pool, was put
on the stand but no important or start
ling testimony was given out by her.
Powell Cape, the defendant, was put
on the stand late Wednesday afternoon
and made his statement. It was about
in accordance with the testimony
already brought out. He said he was
in the act of taking Miss Martin to ride
when Pool came up and said he wanted
to see him. “Pool walked on ahead of
me,” said Cape “and I followed. When
a short distance from the buggy aud
near the road he grabbed me and com
menced striking me oyer the head and
body. While bent down and in this
position I took my knife from my pocket,
opened it, and with one strong pull
jerked awav from him. As I raised up
I struck him here,” (pointing to his
breast.) He then told some incidents
that happened after he cut Pool, and
closed his statement by saying he
didn’t want to kill him, and no one re
gretted more than did he that he was
forced to ho it.
The defense here rested its case but
re-opened later, and ' the state in*
troduced nine more witnesses, the tes
timony being concluded Thursday
morning at 10:30 o’clock. Col. Dean.
made the opening argument for the I
defense speaking for two hours and a
half. He reviewed the case thoroughly
and made a strong plea for his client.
He was followed by Solicitor-General
Howard Thompson who made a strong
speech for the state and closed by saying
that he thought the jury should bring
in a verdict of guilty for, to his mind, it
was clearly a case of murder. Judge
Kimsey then delivered his charge to the
jury which was full an<J clear.
After remaining out about four hours
the jury brought in a verdict of not
SONS OF VE1EEANS.
A Camp to be Organized in Gaines
ville.—Committee at Work.
Will Not Run.
Hon. A. R. Smith will not he a can
didate for Cletk of the Superior Court
to succeed himself. This he decided on
this week, and so announced to his
friends. For fourteen years Mr. Smith
has been clerk of court and has always
been elected by large majorities. His
last two races he made against his
wishes and better judgement but the
condition of the party was such that a
strong man was necessary, and he was
prevailed on to run. His record has
been an admirable one, the duties of
the office having been diligently and
carefully performed. Mr. Smith has
decided to practice law and hopes to be
admitted to the bar in June. No doubt
his talents and experience eminently
fit him for this profession and his
friends predict that he will haye a suc
cessful career as an attorney.
General James Longstreet’s appoint
ment as United States Commissioner of
Railroads was confirmed by the Senate
last Saturday. Senator Vest of Mis
souri, vigorously opposed the confirma
tion on the grounds of General Long-
street’s reconstruction record. In this
’he was joined heartily by Senators
Caffery and Berry. The appointment
was confirmed by a yea and nay vote
of 38 to 15. Both the General and his
youthful bride are happy over the con
Bobby O’Lee will make you laugh at
“Blueberry School” in spite of his un
fortunate stammering. Prof. Pearce
says it is “redheditary” in his family.
A number met at the court house
Tuesday in response to a call, for the
purpose of organizing a camp of Sons
of Confederate Veterans. Mr. A. R.
Smith was elected temporary chairman,
and Mr. A. S. Hardy secretary. The
object of the organization, its aims and
desires, w r as set forth in a few timely
remarks by the chairman. As only a
few were present it was thought best
to appoint a committee of two from
each militia district to solicit members
for the organization, the same to be re
ported at a meeting to be held Tuesday
at 12 o’clock m. in the court room, when
permanent organization will be per
Chairman Smith appointed the fol
lowing as members of that committee:
Gainesyille—W. B. Sloan, J. N. Dorsey,
D. C. Johnson; Wilsons—G. W. Gould,.
Eli Strickland; Flowery Branch—J. A.
Mooney, J. T. Chamblee, G. N. Jones,.
J. D. Gardner; Roberts—V. M. Beard,.
J. L. Johnson, J. O. Johnson, Boh
Gaines; Friendship—T. J. Wayne, J. T.
Smith, Walter Henry; ulinchem—R. N.
Pirkle, T. H. Fraser; Morgan’s—H. H.
Reed, W. W. Sloan, M. M. Hubbard;
Candler—J. H. Boleman, Walter C.
Kenedy; Tad more—A. E. Fuller, W. D.
Gilmer, Fred Leckie, V. H. West; Gills-
yille—J. G. Dayis, O. D. Buffington
Glade—C. D. Cagle, B. L. Hawkins, W.
T. Martin; Narramore—C. R. Faulkner,
J. T. Duncan, S. B. Gailey, J. R. Pless;
Polksville—Jeff D. Rogers, C. H. Irwin;.
Quillian's—A. R. Cochran, John M.
Haynes; Big Hickory—J. L. Bryant,
Frank Goudelock; Bark Camp—A. H-
Jackson, J. H. Elrod, Austin S. Lathem;
Fork—B. E. Sohnson, J. E. Lathem, T.
H. Williams; Whelchel’s—W. H. Couch.
Jasper M. Hulsey, R. C. Green.
Superior court is still in session, and
two or three days of next week will be
takea up in the trial of civil cases.
Several cases of minor importance were
disposed of yesterday, and others will
be heard today. The Grand Jury wil
probably adjourn sometime today after
an interesting session of two weeks.