VALDOSTA GA., SATURDAY, MA
PLANNED AWFUL CRIME
JDQE IN KENTUCKY LAID THE
PLOT FOR BIG TRAGEDY.
Witness 8wears In Court That Judge
Hargis Gave Him a Pistol an^ Told
Him to Shoot Five Men Named Dur
ing Session of Court.
Lexington, Ky., March 23.—A plot
to shoot down five men In the Breath
itt county court house during one of
the feud murder trials there, was
brought out in this city today at the
hearing of a motion to admit to bail
Sheriff Edward Callahan and the Har
gises, one of whom is a judge and an
other a state senator.
The sensational story was told by
Anderson White on the witness stand.
White said that Judge James Ilargis
had given witness a 45-calibre pistol,
telling White to go to the court house
where the trial of Thomas Cockrill
for killing Benjamin Hargis was in
progress, and be ready to do as in
structed. White declared tha? James
Hargis wanted him to shoot five men
in the event that any trouble started.
The men White says he was asked to
shoot were Dr. Cox, James Cockrill.
Mark Cockrill, Attorney Vaughan and
another. This other, the* witness re
membered as being J. B. Marcum.
“Kill all of them, or any one of
them,” is what White said Hargis
told him. White said he declined to
do this, and returned the piscol. Har
gis told White that White would be
needed probably as a witness. Hargis
told White to return when sent for
Anderson White is a brother of
. Thomas White, who is now serving a
life term for the murder of J. B. Mar
“Jeff” Smith followed White. He
said that before the killing of Cock
rill, Judge James Hargis declared to
witness “Jim Cockrill has got to be
killed. If he is not, Cockrill will kill
Callahan, or me, or both of us.”
Witness declined to participate in
the plot Hargis threatened, witness
'ciaid, to get Georgd Smith or Curtis
Jett to do the killing. Witness said
that he was in Hargis' store the day
[S attar Cockrill was killed. Callahan
Hargis wees, there, and
SISTER OF MR. J. A. OUSLEV.
Daughter of Pioneer Minister Died in
The Macon Telegraph of Wednes
day contained the following notice of
the death of the sister of Mr. J
Ousley, of this city:
‘‘Mrs. Mary A. Brown, mother of Dr.
J. R. Brown, of Macon, and Rev.
Charles E. Brown, of Cleveland Tenn.,
died yesterday morning at the resi
dence of her son, Dr. J. R. Brown, No.
418 Calhoun street, after an illness
of about two weeks. She was 85 years
‘‘Mrs. Brown was the daughter of
one of Georgia's pioneer Methodist
preachers, Rev. N. B. Ousley. In his
day a district In the Methodist church
included nearly half of the state, and
the part taken by him during his min
istry in the Methodist church stands
today as a perpetual monument to his
memory. Mrs. Brown, likewise, being
reared by sterling Christian parents,
followed their path in life and was
ever ready to do the Master’s bld'itng
Her two sons, who survive her, are
examples of her Christian mother
hood. She was the sister of Mr. J. A.
Ousley, one of Valdosta's best citi
The funeral services will occur at
the residence of her son this morning
at 11 o’clock. Rev. M. A. Morgan, of
Centenary church, will conduct the
services, after which the remains will
TO FORM BIG CONCERN
NAVAL 8TORE8 MEN TO ORGAN
I8E AN EXPORT COMPANY.
Three Hundred Factors and Operators
Attended the Meeting—-3 jbacrip-
tion Books Were Opened—Several
Hundred Thousand Dollars Sub
Jacksonville. Fla., March |3.—At
the meeting of the naval stones fac
tors and operators in this city today
a resolution was adopted declaring
those present in favor of organizing a
naval stores export company, with a
capital stock of $1,000,000.
The meeting was attended by 300
factors and operators, representing
Florida and South Georgia and points
i*st of the Altamaha river.
The operators were called by their
factors to advise with them and with
others regarding the export move
ment. It was announced by the fac
tors that for good and. sufficient reas
ons, which they explained in detail to
the audience, the contract which has 1 c ^
S’ WANT ADS.
cane wanted; red or
W. L. Thomas.
i Ladies! Ladies!. I
nun wanta oni-
The time for spring house-cleaning is
near at hand, and we have on hand
for your inspection the most complete
line of mattingever shown in this city.
Lady or gentleman of
itiop toI travel for a firm of
. Valdosta, Ga.
YANTyOor business, we want
Try ns and see.
t and work right up-
t Marble Works.
The Latest Ideas
Ju ? 10 °J l o ftpe8tl to t,ie best, and at pricci
*'" jn ,<7 ' ’ arfolfoi
| capital 1 . Salary f 1,072 per yi
pensej" paid weekly. Address
ph A. Alexander, Vol-
tie for sale. A. J.
heretofore existed for two years be-i mu ^ e ’
• H. Duke* Grain Store. 8-21-tf.
tween the exporters and factors was
not renewed at the conference in Sa-
CALL at McCallnm & Smith's sta-
vannah, and that in thelr Judgment ^^TaggyK
the time and opportunity had arisen
for the organization of an export com
pany, to be owned by the operators
FOR SALE—Neat little home 704
West Gordon street, vacant lot adjoin-
be laid to rest by the side of her la- J and factors, by which their products ing. Prettiest suburban property in the
- - * * - -- - - - ~*ty. SeoMv G. Patterson at Foundry.
Limited Quantity of the famous Su-
' wannee tea Island cotton seed, direct
from the Island, for sale by J. T. Rob
erts, Vafdosta, Ga.
mented husband, Mr. J. T. Brown,
who preceded her many years ago.
The interment will be in Rose Hill
MURDER CASES IN CAMDEN.
Negro Is Given Three Years on Charge
of Voluntary Manslaughter. <
St. Mary’s, Ga., March 22.—Henry
Weddon, the negro tried' here in the
Camden superior court, charged with
murder, was found guilty of voluntary
manslaughter. He was sentenced by
Judge Parker to three years’ impris
onment in the penitentiary. Weldon
shot and killed Frank Owen, another
negro, at a party at Cloesburg last
year. ?wo of hit brothers were .also
held on the same charge, but after
; > l vial they wer< liberated.
could hereafter be distributed to the (
consumers of the world through their (
WILL BUILD ROAD TO ADEL.
BEAT8 WIFE NEARLY TO DEATH.
teveral who were tried were acquit
TheS. case of Edlngfleld, charged
Colquitt, Ga., March 22.—News has I with murder, was called, but the de*
reached here that A. D. Sutton, who fendant was sick and unable to be In
killed C. A. Bush, son of Represents- court, so the case was continued. This
tlve Bush, last October, whipped his is the second term of court since the
wife nearly to death last night. He J crime was committed, and Ediugfield
fractured her skull with his pistol, has not been In court at either ses-
beat her shoulder blade into a man- sion. Edlngfleld shot and kl’led his
gled mass and broke One of her ribs. I sister last spring while on a drunk-
The superior court Is In session in
Baker county. The grand Jury re
turned a true bill against Sutton for
the murder of Bush yesterday. The
trial is set for today.
Relatives of Sutton’s wife have
sworn out a warrant for him.
Most of the criminal docket is made
up by negro prisoners.
The total amount of Russian money
orders cashed in the United States
in 1904 was $214,449.
The Charter Granted for a New Line
Through Berrien County.
South Georgia is to have a new rail
road. Secretary of State Phil Cook
Wednesday morning granted a char
ter to the Ocllla, Pinebloom and Val
dosta railway on the petition of a
number of prominent citizens of Cof
fee and Berrien counties. The’‘Com
pany is capitalized at $200,000, and
proposes to build a line of road over
70 miles In length, extending from the
south terraldjiB of the Wadley
m- Tho |n<
J. L. Cochran,
O'Berry and Henry Paulk, Jr.
The principal office of the road will
bo located at Pinebloom, and the fol
lowing are a few of the towns that
will be touched by the line: Lax,
Oberly’s, Brady’s, Peeples, Five-Mile
Post, WUlacooohee, Pinebloom, Leila-
ton, Bosticks, Garrett’s, Powell’s,
The new line will pass through one
of the most productive lumber sec
tions of Georgia, and the indications
are that it will be a success. The road
form an important connecting
link between the Wadley and ML
XT—Store room now need
lest Room, next to Enroka
, on Hill Ave. Apply at tho
®T — Office room, second
not street and Hillavcnac.
B, Ashley. 8-11-tf.
-Two or three connect-
rooms, suitable for
make a fearful
Valdosta Marble Works.
MONEY—Will lend yon money on
!i hat Yffi 8 HP ri8e ,y°, n \ Wo a™ using a now materU a«a
the outride filling which does away with stained floors. This
idea is becoming very popular with the ladles of Valdosta
Give ns a call and let us tell you about it. Our stock of all
kinds of Houso Furnishings was never more complete, and
all we ask is a comparison of our goods and prices.
Godwin Furniture Go.
A 108-110 N. Patterson St., VALDOSTA, GEORGIA. X
The Quantity —
Red Race Ginger Ale
That is being sold proves the quality of
the goods. Nothing enters these goods
except that which is pure /ind whole
some. Always insist on having it when
calling for giugev ale and you get the
best.. It contains nothing that tends to
Sc IN BOTTLES EVERYWHERE 5C
Look for- tEe
farms or city property at 2 8-4 per cent
" . M. Giddens,
interest. Call or write W.
Tift’s new bnilding, Tifton, Ga. 3-14tf
Two million dollars' worth of gokl
used every year to fill the teeth of
the American people. It must bother
John Bull a good deal If he knows
there is so much gold that he can’t
^ An Ohio man has sued for a divorce
the South Georgia and the' because his wife said he looked like
Georgia Southern and Florida.
i a monkey.
genuine without it. We also bottle
dozens of other line flavors besides gin
ger ale, Coca Cola among them, which
is too v*ell known fo# us to try to say
something for or against.
Valdosta Bottling Works,
HOLMES & BARBER, Props.
(JOIN’S PIG AND GOAT
J S TAKING THE DA Y. IT IS SIMPL Y PERFECT AND WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME. IT WILL BE PERFECT YEARS
HENCE. IT SA TISFIES. KEEPS O UT EVER YTHING EXCEPT THE BREEZE.
Let’s reason together—Why. in the 46-inch high Fence there are 13 running wires with 6-inch stays and they
are wrapped around and around one wire running from bottom to top. But best of all, look at the running wire
First, 2 inches apart; second, VA\ third, 2J4; fourth, 2Vt\ fifth, 3 inches; sixth, 3; seventh. I'/i, and so on. Now that
is close enough unless you want to keep out the breeze. Gentlemen, it is perfect.
SEE GOIN AND CUMIN—THE FENCE AND PLOW MAN.
HARLEY HARDWARE COMPANY, Valdosta, Ga.