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VALDOSTA GA., SATURJD!/
h FEBRUARY 2s, 1905.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO ASSASSI
NATE A YOUNO LADY.
Four 8hots Were Fired Into the Bed
. Room Where the Young Woman
Wae Sleeping—Officers and Dogs
Searched for the Fiend, But He
Gainesville, Ga., Feb. 23.—Miss
Lawrence, daughter of W. H. Law
rence, who was a delegate to the re
cent Socialist party convention from
Georgia, narrowly escaped death this
morning at 1 o'clock from the bullet
of an unknown assassin, making the
fourth attempt which has been made
_ upon the lives of Gainesville citizens.
^ Four shots were fired Into the res
idence of Mr. Lawrence. AIL four of
tho missiles entered the bedroom of
the young woman, and lodged In the
wall near the bed on which she was
sleeping. That Miss Lawrence was
not killed is little short of a miracle.
The alarm was given, and soon of
ficers and dogs began a search for
the assailant, who, It would seem, Is
tho same person who has before
sought to kill citizens by firing into
their houses In the dead hours of the
night. Every effort was made to find
a clue, but the searchers, after many
hours on the streets, returned as com
pletely baffled as they have been In
following previous clue.
The fear which has taken posses
sion of the citizens of Gainesville be
fore the attempt on the life of Miss
Lawrence had not abated. Police pro
tection had been increased, and cit-
Czar of Russia is Determined
To Press War Against Japan.
ENGINE IN THE RIVER
BERLIN, Feb. 23, 2:12 P. M.—Thelma not only cannot defeat Gen. Kuro-
Emperor of Russia has elected to con- patkin, but stands in danger of defeat
tinue the war.
His position is absolutely firm and
the German court has been advised in
The war will be pressed with the
utmost energy, the domestic situation
being now within control of the au
Those who have advised peace and
suggested inquiries for Japan’s terms,
the French and British governments,
are for the present silent and are like
ly to remain so unless events of an
extraordinary character shake the
Russian emperor’s resolution. The
considerations that led to the emper
or’s decision, it is understood here,
THREE WERE KILLED IN PLUNGE
THROUGH DRAW BRIDGE.
Izens throughout the city- and suburbs
have been provided with firearms.
It was thought every possible precau
tion had been taken to prevent a rep-
eition of the occurrences. It seems
however, that the hidden assassin
has baffled all efforts to effect his cap-
In addition to the attempted mur
der of Mist Lawrence this
the work of vandals was shown
store of X ! SJTJB*
tered during * tile night The goods
were found scattered m all parts of
the building, and clothing was taken
and stretched across the muddy
streets and .trampled oirer. Knives,
soap and other articles were found
lying on the floor of the store. The
safe was burglarized, and bills and
valuable papers torn into bits.
Several nights ago the windows of
the Gainesville Oil Mill were demol
ished and several shots fired into the
building. The officers have been at
a great loss to understand who fired
First, the judgment of the chiefs
of the army that Field Marshal Oya-
himself. How cowardly, therefore, for
Russia to ask for mercy with all the
men and money essential to carry on
“8econd, ail the forces of criticism ,.
now directed against the government
for having fought rather than yield |p
legitimate interests and for' Aavii&. J
failed to win victories would bA con
tinued with added fury agiifnet the
government that adopted^ war and'
then betrayed the country.! A gov-
ernment that would crave peaqe
Russia’s enemy white still capable
winning victory would tfa giving
party of change genuine groui
a revolution. >; /
“The facta of the military sltu«<
iove of country and arguments of
pediency are all against peace
for pressing the war hopefully.”!
MYSTERY DOWN AT MADISON
A Live Oak Man Found in Hotel Par
lor With Leg Broken.
Madison, Fla., Feb. 23.—Quite
rlous, but mysterious,' accident was
discovered here yesterday, when the
clerk of the Merchants’ hotel, In this
city, arose and went into the parlors
of the hotel and found lying beneath
a table the limp form of a man.
was In great agony, and when the sur
geon had made an examination it was
seen that the man’s leg was broken,
the bone being completely shattered.
The man,after being relieved,gave his
name as Weaver, and said he lived
at Live Oak. He had come to Madi
son, and soon became intoxicated. He
does not remember how his leg was
broken, nor how he got into the par
lors of the hotel. He does not .re
member having any difficulty. The.
fact of his mlsfbrtune la as .much of a
CUYLER BOUGHT IN LONDON,
lfiy«ferf'|b ianf a» It ft to 'the own- name of Cuylor
era and guests of the hotel.
of* the hotel. His people and empk>:
ers at Live Oak have' been communi
As long as there is life there is
trouble and taxes. A widow is never
satisfied with her own name. It is
not necessary to have four legs to
be a hog. Office seeks a man with
about as much energy as a rogue
seeks a policeman.
Personal Mentions From Melrose.
Melrpse, Ga., Feb. 22-—'The rural
free delivery started from Melrose on
last Wednesday. We think it will be
a great help to increase the circula
tion of The Times and other papers.
The farmers of this section are very
busy preparing / for another crop.
Think there will be a large crop of
cotton planted throughout this section
from the arrangements the farmers
Mr. Henry McLane, of Perry, was
in this section a few days ago.
Miss Annie Hires has been suffer
ing a great deal for the past three
weeks with a “bone fellon.’’
Mr. Lloyd Kinsey, who Is attending
school at Sparks, is expected home
soon to spend a few days with his
And Now the Royal Hatter Wants to
Get His Money.
Atlanta, Feb. 20.—Herbert Jo^
son, of London, Eng., who says he i&
royal hatter to the king, Emperor
William, to the Prince of Wales, to
Czar Nicholas and numerous other
crowned heads, today, through a lo
cal attorney, filed a petition In the
superior court asking that Telamon
Cruger Cuyler Smith be not permit
ted to change his last name to Cuyler*
on the ground that Mr. Smith Is in
debted to the aforesaid royal hatter
in the sum of six pounds,‘three shil
lings and six pence, for a hat, and re
fuses to pay the same. He says if
the change of name id permitted it
will make the collection - of bis ac
count more difficult, and he also as
serts that he should not be permit!
Ui change his name to
ingineer Dobbins, as Well as Engin
eer Pate and Fireman Bates, Was
t Killed—Danger Signal Sounded at
the Engine Plunged Into Depths.
Albany, Ga., Feb. 21.—Further re-
firts from last night’s wreck on tho
Central of Georgia railway's Chatta
hoochee river bridge show that throe
Uve* were lost, instead of two, as at
Brat announced. *
The dj»fid ave Engineer Elijah Pate,
flu&rnumerary Engineer John Dob-
jlns knd Fireman C. B. Bates, all of
Ibany. The bodies have not yet
n recovered, the locomotive which
fled the three men down being
imerged in thirty feet of water.
lo draw of the bridge was open
allow the passage of a steamer,
id Engineer Pate misunderstood the
lal of the bridge keeper. His last
was to blow the danger signal,
Ich soundel even au the engine
jgft* plunging over the brink.
The explosion of a lamp in the bag-
j&ge car caused the destruction of
prtf entire train as It stood on the I
) rid fee, together with the United]
States mail and all the baggage and
Divers to Go From Savannah
I [akely, Ga., Feb. 21.—When the
ep&ne and tender of the westbound
pasfeenger train on the Blakely exten-
•sior of the Central of Georgia railway
plunged off the bridge into the Chat-
Ahopcbee river, carrying down with
t'Engineer Pate, Engineer Dobbins
ptjdpFIreman Bates, the bridge was
v id for a passing steamer.
Engineer Pate approached the
e he. signalled for a Ijscd
i. The watchman displayed ilg-
for an open bridge, which by
means were mistaken for the
Aw H. DUKES,
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Budded Pecans, Peach, Plnm, Pear and all othor kinds of Frtit
and Ornamental trees and Boses. You pay for trees after you see
them growing. Don’t that convince yon that you are going to get
what you buy?
Prices are right and every tree fully guaranteed, and the Cirif-
flng Bros. Go s. guarantee is good and I guarantee tliat everything
shall bo as represented.
Do yon not appreciate fruit and flowers in your home? Don't
you want beautiful ornamental roses for your front yard?
Hold Your Order for our Salesman
For He is Coming Soon.
C. B. Peeples
Agent The Grlffing Bros- Co-
parents—Mr. and Mrs. 3. A. Kinsey.
Rev. J. N, Jones, of Lake Park, will
fill the pulpit at might Chapel first
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Frank Swilley And children
spent last Friday with Ml*. J. 'A. Kin
Prof. J. G. Carter and Mr, Lawson
Carter were In this section Sunday
Rev. Mr. Thrasher, of Valdosta,
preached at Melrose Sunday morning.
Mrs. Crystal McLeod has been very
ill for some time, but we hope to see
her out soon.
Don’t forget tho singing Boclety at
Wright Chappel Sunday. All are In
Misses Verda and Gertrude Kinsey
spent Monday morning with Misses
Anna and Eula Clayton.
Dr. J. P. Prescott, of Lake Park,
was in this section Sunday.
Uiaa Mabel Powell and guests, the
Mieses Lila Thompson and Leila Fen
der, left for Jacksonville this morning,
expecting to remain several days.
While there an entertainment will be
given in thulr honor and that of Miss
Klein Staten, of Valdosta, another
dest, by Mrs. James Lassiter and
'.tins May McMillan, at the residence
of Mrs. D. H. McMillan.—Fernandlna
invite everybody to ca
model bicycles, sample wheels of which! are just
in. They are beauties and the low prices are
another interesting feature of them. (Call and
get yours while you have the chance of your
A machine is being perfected in a
Birmingham shop that is to turn out
from 9,000 to 10,000 finished wire
jiails an hour.
H. K. McLendon,
109 West Central Avenue, Valdosta, Ga.
Fine Keen Kutter Edge Tools
The World’s Greatest Production as Exhibited at the World’s Fair, -
Hand Saws, Hatchets, Chisels Planes,
Auger Bits, Foot Adze, Drawing Knives and all Kinds of Axes,
In Fact Everything That! Should Have a Keen Edge.
These tools are the pride of the chest
where they are used. Nothing better can
be made. Keen Kutter Pocket Knives
and Scissors, the best on earth.
Two good carpenters earnestly at work talking right
along. “Your tools arei’so keen and sharp I like to use
them. What did you pay for this K. K. hatchet?”
“Done forgot too long ago; but it is the best ever made.
Bought it from Harley's, of course.”
This line is the pride of Mr. E. C. Sim
mons, founder of the greatest hardware
house in the world. He will spend a day
or so with us soon.
HARLEY HARDWARE CO.,
SASH, DOORS, PAINTS.