TWICE-A-WEEK $1.00 PER YEAR,
VIENNA. GA., SATURDAY, MARCH 8.1902.
county be opened up for lawful
clai6fication and kept a* such, and
that proper officers attend to same
and see that it is done at once.
V/e recommend that D T Matb-
burn and J D Hargrove, Ordinary,
investigate the neceSsity.of a bridge
across branch of Turkey creek near
Iordan Wheeler place - in Second
district, and if they deem it neces
sary to have a bridge at that point
that the same be built.
We recommend that J L Powell
be appointed Notary ’Public for
1040 Georgia Militia district.
We recommend that J C Forehand
be appointed Notary Public of the
585th G.M. disrrict; J N Harvard's
We recommend that T E Padnck
be appointed Notary Public of the
540th. G. M. district.
We have also carefully examined
the pension list placed before us
and find the same correct.
We recommend that, J D Pate,
A B Tippett and D L Ivey be ap
pointed as members of the School
Board for the next four years, their
present term expiring March 1903.
We find in the report from our
County School Commissioner that
the number of schools taught in the
year 1901 were 58 whites and 37
colored; total 95.
No. of white teachers employed 83
“ •* colored “ 11 47
Judge Littlejohn has been very cution by Col, D. A. R. Crum,
busy this week presiding over the Five speeches were made in the
criminal cases that have been tried case, and the evidence on both
and passing sentences. He has sides was carefully reviewed from
drawn a new jury and court will beginning to end.
probably continue all of next week The jury returned a verdict of
if there is enough of business. A guilty of voluntary,, manslaughter
new judge will probably be here about 11 o’clock that night,
next week to try the disqualified Mr. Gunter was sentenced to .the
cases. penitentiary for a term of three
The motion docket was taken up years, A new trial has been asked
this morning. The following is a for by his attorneys and he is now
We find that this very important office
is conducted by onr Ordinary, J. D.
Hargrove, in the most satisfactory man.
uer. We also find ail bonds well secured
and find thi-t he has
Received from all sources $73 53
Paid 10 County Treas... .844 00
VV. A. \Vright, Comp-Gen.29 53'
I *73 5*-$73 S a
We examined his books and find that
they ure correctly and neatly kept and
5peak in the highest praise of our effi
cient clerk in the manner tn which he has
' kept all records.
Tax Collector’s Office, '
No. white pupils admitted
“ colored “ “
Average attendance of whites.
“ “ “ colored.
Total r..: ....I
Paid out as per vouchers to
1 errent expenses...
I Pittance on hand
February Term, 1902-Books of County Officers
Found Correct-Several Bills Ordered Paid,
and Profitable Recommendations"
We the chosen and sworn Grand
Jury for the February Term, 1903,
beg leave to submit the following
We have, through proper com
tniltces • appointed at September
term, 1901, examined the books of
our different county officers and re
port ns follows:
We find in this office taxes due the
state, vis *
General taxes $30,136 65
Professional taxes 560 00
Pull uxe* 3-733 00
Total due the stale 834,434 65
Taxes due the county, vix:
General tuxes,... 812,955 56
Knilruad lax.... ’ 3,588 69
Total due the connly $15,524 55
Total due state and county .39‘968 90
Paid out <0 W. A. Wright,
Comp-Gen $19,949 31
Paid to J. C. Dunaway, T. R.. 533 83
Paid County Treasurer ,.13,310 79
Cash on hand 1,443 39
Total collected $35,236 12
Leaving balance of >tate and
county tax uncollected $4,743 78
We find in this office all books kept in
a .niisfuctory manner, also find alt the
bonds in this office amply secured.
We find on hand at the time
last report $ 4,457 92
Ret:, from other sources since. 14,32a 68
Paid out as per vouchers and
commission 8,276 37
l eaving balance on hand $10,504 25
We find the books in tills office in fine
wl examined the books in this office
Jnd find that they ate correct.. We find
Ji^t this court has disposed of 63 prison
ers; convicting 46 and discharging 16.
ll,ii turned over to the county treasurer
1375.90. This court has been very profit
able t# the county. *
County School Commissioner.
| We find the books of our County
S.ii‘inl Commissioner in good shape and
ij. d mat he had on hand at lust court ex-
iir.-.inatloS,. '.. .$ 205 78
Received since 11,335 86
We recommend that the Ordi
nary, J. D. Hargrove, levy a tax
of three mtlla op property given in
for the year 1903.
We recommend that J. D. Har
grove, Ordinary, be paid $500, ns
per his bill, for services to the
county from February, 1901, to
We recommend that the bill of
D. A^. R. Crum ($35.00) tor mak
ing up, printing and distributing
500 copies.of assignments of civil
cases for the February term, 1903,
We recommend the payment of
bill ($17.05) of George W. Shep
pard, sheriff, for expenses trying to
get prisoner from ' Birmingham,
We recommend the following
added to the pauper list: Mrs G B
Bearden, $4.00 per month ; Mrs B
S Capal, $3.00 per month for is
months ; Mrs MaryJloland $3-00;
William Roundtree $3.00und
Green Woodward raised from $4
We haveexamined all the public
buildings of the county and beg to
report us follows:
The poor farm we find eight in
mates, three whites und five col
ored ; one mule in good condition,
about 100 bushels, of corn, about
600 pounds of meat, one bed of
seed cane, 40 gallons of syrup, 6,-
700 bundles of fodder, und a lot of
The houses are in fairly good
condition, except one house that
needs some repairs, siding and
cover,pil!ars under two houses need
repairing. We recommend that
these repairs be made at once, and
that lumber be iurnishedthe Super
intendent to ceil his family room.
We find inside shutters should be
put on rolleis, stove pipes repaired,
new timbers be put under water
tank, rooF painted, and recom
mend that these repairs be made 0:
We recommed that an iron pick
et fence be put uround the jail and
that R C Harris, M T Lanier, be
appointed as u committee to pc>
with 1 D Hargrove in purchasing
and putting up said fence.
Through the proper committees
we find all the Justice of Pence ami
Notury Public books to be properly
kept with the exceptions of occa
sionally minor error us to itemizing
We hereby appoint H W Camp
bell and M T Lanier as a commit
tee to examine the different county
officers books and report September
term, next grand jury, and that
they be paid $2.00 per dnj for their
V/e bog to report the roads as
reported froin different grand jurors
throughout the county to be in fair
We recommend that all registei-
ed and public roads throughout the
Sorthem Express Company Fined $500 lor
Violating Local Option Lav—Genter Gnilty
and Gats Three Years.
Total . 3547
The board of education has six
school houses, comfortable build
ings, worth about $350,00 each ;
used by whites.
School buildings in the town ot
Vienna, Arab!, Cordele and Unu-
dillu are nice modern buildings and
worth from $3 ,000.00 to $4,000.00
each, and well equipped for school
We recommend that jurors anu
bithffs be paid $2.00 per day for
their services for the ensuing year.
We recommend that the court
house be repaired us follows:
Leak in the roof over grand jury
room, the banisters on the second
floor, that the second floor veranda
be patched, and that the first floor
veranda be repaired in broken
places with cement. Leuk on
west side of court room over the
stove and leafs to clauset be repair
ed and also sun sash broken out.
We recommend that these
General Presentments be published
in the Vienna Progress, Cordele
Don’t give up und say there is no spec
tacles which von can see through just
because you hare failed tu get fitted Re
member I am fitting those kind every
dny. H. A. Youmans,
Jeweler and Optician.
ERE*, peas, corn, lard and hams are
wanted at Kelly Sc Walt an.
Cabbage, rutabagas, peas and onions at
Kelly SC Walton’s.
NIGHT WAS HER TERROR-
“I would cough nearly all night long,”
writes Mrs, Chas Applegate of Alexanda,
Ind., “and could hardly get my sleep.
I had consumption so bad that ii I walked
a block I would cough Irightfully and
spit blood, but when all other (nedicine
failed,three $100 bottles of Dr. King’s
New Discovery wholly cured me and I
gained 58 pounds,*’ It’s absolutely guar
anteed to cure coughs, colds, lagrippe,
bronchitis and all throat and lung trou
bles. Price 50c and $100. Trial bottles
free at Vienna Drag Co.
list ot the criminal case* tried aince
our lait issue
John Davis, colored, was tried
Wednesday charged with burning
the barn of Jordan Bros. He was
represented by Busbee & Busbee.
This was a hard fought case and
the jujy returned a verdict of not
guilty after being out several hours.
Wesley Newton, a young white
boy, plead guilty to larceny from
the house arid was given a sentence
of three months in the chningang.
The Southern Express Co. was
fined $500 for violating the local
option law in this county by bring
ing whisky here marked C. O. D
from other states,
George and Jeff Lewis, colored,
were tried for robbing Mr. Mike
Adkins a few years ago and the
jury made ti mistrial.
Possibly the case of The Stale
v« Guilford Gunter, charged with
the murdering of Green Speer cre
ated more interest’and excitement
than any other case tried so far.
This case was commenced Thurs
day morning and concluded early
that night, when the jury went to
iheir room. Col. M P. Hall was
leading counsel for the defendant
und was ably assisted by Cols. J,
m. Dupree and W. F. George. The
solicitor was assisted in the prqse-
out under n bond of $3,000.
Oscar Thompson and a negro-
named George Sheppard were-
tried Friday for robbing a. uf.
Hall at Cordele last December.
The defendants were represented
by Col. J T Teter and J T Hill r
and the prosecution was assisted
by Col. Gordon Jones. They were
found guilty and Thompson was
sentenced to 7 years and Sheppard
tour. A new trial has already
been applied for in both of the
A new trial has been applied for
by Col. m P Hall in the case of
the State vs Charles Kitchen, jr. r
sentenced to a term twelve years
Sentinel, Daily News and Vienna
News, and that they be paid $5.00
each, tor same.
We beg to extend thanks to
Judge Littlejohn for courtesies ex
tended to us, ulso to our able So
licitor for the many courtesies und
tavors shown us while in session .
We recommend the payment of
$1.00 extra for our clerk, II W
Campbell, per day,for extra iervice
J R Horne, Fore’n, 11 W Campbell, Cl’k
M T Lanier, T C Cooper,
J C Mercer, J M Ward,
Z Harden, W J Musslewhite
O P Swearingen, D T Mashburn,
Allen Owens, R. H Davis.
J T Brown, II M Stripling
H M Williamson, J T Westbrook,
G VV Hayden,
W R Harris,
H W Powell,
VV F Byrom,
A J Dunaway.
Read in open court and ordered
filed on record. Let the present
ments be published as requested.
This Match 6th 1902.
Z. A. Littlejohn, J SC. S W C
F. A. Hooper, Solicitor Geu.
HARRIED OTHER THAH BETROTHED.
Quite a romantic marriage oc
curred in Macon Thursday night,.
and there is disappointment down,
in Doolycounty. All arrangements
had been made fer Miss Eva IIas
lant to wed a young man at Pine-
hurst, but s^e was disinclined, so
she came to Mucon and met Mr.
David R. Rogers, of Atlanta, and
they were married at the residence
of Mr. Ryder, at 874 Third street.
Rev. W. N. Ainsworth performed
the ceremony.—Macon Telegraph.
The happy couple left Macon
for their iuture home at Atlanta
To Our Friends and Customers:
We have a’phone (No. 5), call us np
and give us your order; will deliver once
a day. Tell 111 today what you need to
morrow. All bills due tat of each month.
We solicit a share of your .patronage.
Yours to seyve,
KELLY ft WALTON.
■I was troubled for several years with
chronic Indigestion and nervous debility”
writes F J Green ot Lancaster, N. 11.,
“No remedy helped me until I begun
using Electric Bitters, which did memore
good than all the medicines I ever used.
They have also kept my wiie In excellent
health for years. She says Electric Bit
ters are just splendid for female troubles;
that they are a grand tonic and invtgora-
tor for weak and run down women. No
other medicine can lake its place in our
family.’’ Try them, only 50c. Satisfac
tion guianued Vienna Drug Co.
Fur cocoanuts, apples, orange*, cab
bages, rutabagas, Irish potatoes, onions
and wiiite peas, ’phone Kelly Si VYaltoiv