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VOL I. NO 83.
VIENNA. GA., SATURDAY, MARCH 15. 1902.
TWIQE-A"WEEK $1.00 PER YEAR.
COURT ADJOURNS TO
[ A Special Grand Jury Will Be Drawn to
Investigate the Case of the State vs. Lee B.
Jones, Charged With Embezzlement—Other
Interesting Court News.
Court adjourned yesterday after
noon until,Tuesday week, March
25th. A special grand juty will
be drawn to make another investi
gation in the case of Lee B. Jones
for embezzlement, and also to in
vestigate the evidence against the
4 two negroes in jail charged with
. manslaughter and murder..
All of Wednesday morning was
consumed in the trial of J. H. and
Lti Brnnnen, charged with running
11 lewd house. The defendants
were represented by Cols. Jeter,
[Crum and Dupree. The jury re
lumed a verdict of guilty ubout 3
o’clock that afternoon. They were
sentenced to serve 12 mouths in the
chatngang'or pay a fine of two
hundred dollars each,
The next case taken up was that
and Jeff Lewis, colored,
t.JS[rged with robbing Mr. Mike
dkins, and in which case the jury
mude a inis-trittl last week. This
time however, the jury returned a
verdict of guilty. They were sen
tenced to pay a fine of $300 each
or serve 13 months in the chain-
R an ti-
The case of Charley Smith, col.,
charged with stubbing John Whit-
sett was the first case 'tuken up
Thursday morning. He was rep
resented by Col. L. L. Woodward.
The jury went to their room on this
case about 10 o’clock and made a
The case of the State vs John
Calhoun, a 16 year old negro boy,
for carrying concealed weapons was
next called, the defendant being
represented by Col J . G. Jones.
The jury m this case returned a
verdict of guilty after being out a
few minutes. He was sentenced
to 6 months or $40.
The case of the State vs Lee B.
Jones, charged with embezzeling
$45,000 of *he funds of the Naval
ttore & Lumberman’s Bank nt
Cordele a few years ago, was taken
u? about 11 o’clock Thursday
morning with fudge B. D. Evans,
0 < Sondeisville, piesiding.’
The defendant vyas represented
vie Judge Al'en Fort of Americus,
niter Grace of Mucon, Jim An
son of Atlanta, nnd G. W.
kbee of Vienna. While Solicitor
ioper is insisted by Joe Hall and
P. Calloway ot Macon, and J,
Ilill of Cordele.
^Iic first thing done after sicur-
I 1 1 jury was to argue a demurrer
up by the defendants attorney’s
ningthat the .indictment ren*
d by the grand jury was dcfec-
’• and vague, and should be
/ yd. The judge overruled the
rrer, and a plea was next sub-
ttedr^to the jury us to whether
Intent was* an impartial
the fact that W. J. Mus-
wli'o was on the grand
as a depositor in the bank
when it failed. The contention of
the state was that Mi. Musselwhite
had the money deposited there by
the direction of Judge Scott, who
was tax collector at that time.
The defense argued that the de
posit was in Musselwhite’s name
und that Judge Scott did not au
thorize him to place it iu said bank
and that he was an individual
depositor and, therefore an inter
ested party. The jury made a
mistrial on the plea.
The case ot the State vs Les B.
Jonss, charged with larceny after
trust, was postponed on account of
the absence of Rev, Hyde, a very-
The case of the stafbvs. Ben
Bowden, charged with violating
the local option law at Cordele,
was tried yesterday afternoon. The
defendant was represented by Cols
S. R. Fields uqd„.J-JkL_ Busbee,
while Col. J. T. Hili looked after
the interests of the state. After
being out a few minutes ths jury
returned with a verdict of guilty.
He was sentenced to 13 months in
the cliaingang or pay a fine of one
BY PALLINQ TREE
News was received in this city
yesterday afternoon about two
o’clock from Richwooli, stating
that a negro stock-cutter had been
killed in the woods near that pluce
by a falling tree . The name oi
the negro could not be learned.
This is the second person to pet
killed in the above manner near
Rich wood in the last few months.
Coroner Graham, who was here
in attendance upon superior court,
left ut once for the scene of the ac
cident to hold an inquest over the
At the time of our going to
piess the coroner hud not returned
to t^e city, amt the result ot the
verdict is not known.
This is the third inquest that the
coroner has heid within the last
A VIENNA BOV ABROAD.
aid Ctemtit In Iti; Sip.
The many friends in this section
of Rupert Stovall, who since last
fall Has been in attendance at Belle
vue Hospital Medical College, New
York City; will be interested to
learn that, he has achieved and now
occupies an advanced position in
the very forefront of his classes, is
fast winning bis way to the top,
and statfds well with the (acuity of
that great institution. He las re
cently been twice honored—once as
one of the representatives of the
university in a' composite choir
mude up of some specially selected
students from the various great
universities of New York 011 the
occasion of a grand meeting at
Cooper Union, which was ad
dressed by Bishop Potter und Pres
ident Hadley, of Yale University.
He is now at Toronto, Canada, in
attendance upon the biennial ses
sion of the- Students’ Volunteer
League of the United States and
Canada, having again been ^spe
cially selected to represent li.s col
lege on this occasion.
PROTRACTED MEETING ENDS.
Great Awakening Manifested Along
the Members But Few Conversion i
NIGHT WAS HER TERROR-
"I would congli nearly all night long,”
writes Mrs, Chas Applegate of Alezanda,
Ind., “and could hardly get my sleep.
I had consumption «o bad that if I walked
a block I would cough Irlghifully and
spit blood, bdt when all other medicine
failed, three $100 bottles of Ur. King’s
New Discovery wholly-cured me and 1
gained 58 pounds.” It’s absolutely guar
anteed to cure coughs, colds, lagrlp'pc;
bronchitis and all throat and lung trou
bles. Price 50c and $100.' Trial bottles
(reeat Vienna Prog Co.
The series: of revival meetings
thut have been in progress at the
Methodist church in this city for
the past two weeks came to it close
Thursday night with a prayer nnd
experience meeting, “God Be With
You ’Till We Meet Again’’ and
a general hand shaking.
Rev, Leitch and Chorister Mar
shall have labored earnestly, faith
fully und zeulously for the salva
tion of sinners but their pleadings
were unheeded and the converts
few. The church, however, was
greatly awakened and much good
was done in thut needed direction.
The services of the revivalists
were well remunerated by u liberal
donation of about $150, which was
quite commenduble in our generous
and hospitable citizens. They went
front this city to Fitzgerald und we
wish them greater success in their
DEATH OF A BRIGHT LITTLE GIRL.
Little Eva, the 12-year old
daughter of Mi. Jim Roundtree,
who lives a few miles east of this
city, died Wednesday afternoon
about five o'clock, after an il inesf
of only a few duys with pneumo
nia. Her remains were interred
in the Lane grnveyard Thursday
afternoon at 4 o’clock in the pres
ence of a large crowd of relatives
and friends, Rev. J. D. Norris
A younger daughter is also very
sick with pneumonia, having been
sick longer and was thought to
have been worse off than the one
that died. The family has the sym
pathy of many friends in their
Cabbage, rutabagas,' peat and onions At
Kelly & Walton’s;
DEATH OF MR.C- W. JOHNS.
An Honored Citben Who Had Served
this City Faithfully for Many Tears.
Mr. C. W. Johns, who was sick
about six weeks,died a few minutes
after it o’clock Wednesday mom-
ini’. He wits thought to have
been on the road to recovery about
a week ugo, but had a relapse and
rapidly grew worse until his death.
Mr. Tohtis was well known to
the people of Dooly county, and
had muny ftiends. He has been a
citizen of Vienna, for the past 14
or 15 years, most of the time serv
ing as marshal for the city.
During his life he proved to be
quite a successful business man and
had accumilated some good real
He leaves a heart-broken wife to
mourn his death, who was formely
nltss Rena Johnson, daughter ot
W. B. Johnson of Byromville.
His remains were interred in the
City Cemetery Thursday afternoon
at 3130 o’clock in the presence of a
lurge crowd. Rev. J. M. Kelly,
whom the deceased esteemed ns a
friend and reverenced as a man of
God, performed the ceremony, as
sisted by Revs. Atkinson find My
week, we will endeavor ro give
more note* Ironi this community.
We were glud to tee so ninny out at
Sunday school Inst Sundny. Come ngnin.
Miss Grnce Land visited homcfolks nt
Rochelle Saturday nnd Snndnv.
Miss llorten*? Tinsley, n pretty nnd
accomplished young lady from l.rslie,
wn* 1 lie guest of Miss Miiv Adkins from
Friday tin 1 i 1 Suntliiv.
Miss Siins nnd Miss Quick from near
Riclm-ood attended Sunday school Ill-re
last Sunday, Come again.
P G Busoce visited relatives at Cordele
last'&nturday nnd Sunday.
At the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. J A Adkins last Sundny, their
daughter Miss May, gave R dining in
honor of her friena Miss Hortense Tins
ley. Among those present were Misses
MRitd and Claud Ray Mamie Carter,
and S J Adkins and Richard Ray, It
was 1111 enjoyable occasion and will long
be remembered by those present.
] A Adkins Is working his road this
Mr. and Mrs. 1 B Adkins visited Cor
The saw mill at this place has been Idle
several days, hut we are glad to state
that It is about ready to go to work nt the
time of this writing, Bov Blub.
SEYERE STORM IN MISSISSIPPI.
21 Passengers Lose Their Lives—Dr.
Lancaster, Brother to Mrs. Smitb.
of Cordele, a Victim.
AN INQUEST HELD
Gver the Body of V. C. Batson-*-H0
Rev Developments in the Case.
Coroner J. W. Graham went
down to Richwnod Wednesday
morning and held au inquest over
the body of Mr. W. C. Batson*
who was knocked down and robbed
at his front gate Monday night;
The inquest, however, did not re
sult in bringing to light any addi-*
tional evidence as to who the guilty
one was other than Andrew Cross,
the negro now in jail to await the
action of the next grand jury.
Grave suspicions, however, Vests
upon other some parties, and
future developments may cause
them to be called to account to al
lay these suspicions.
This was one ot the most atro
cious crimes that was ever perpe
trated in this Louhty and no pains
will be spaired to bring the das-<
tardly murderers to trial.'
Pinehurst, March 13.—Misses
Heard* and Harvard of Vienna were
the guests of Miss Bessie White-
head a few days this week;
Mr and Mrs. W O Sanders visi
ted the family of Dr. and Mrs.
Bivins of Vienna this week.
L M Mnslibfrrn and John L
As tve escaped the waste basket last; \
:ek, we will endeavor to give you a few uliitnRMpent Tucsaay in Macon
Miss Dora Hilsman was the guest
One ot the most destructive
storms ever reported from the Mis
sissippi passed through thut state
early Wednesday morning leaving
waste and ruin in its palli.
A steam boat on tile Mississippi
river was wtecked near Vicksburg
and twenty one of the pastengers
Dr. N. A. Lancaster a prominent
physician and planter of Palmyra,
that state, and who is a brother
of Mrs. Dr. II. M. Smith of Cor
dele, was one of the victims of the
terrible ditaster.—Cordele News.
of Miss Emmie Woodward in Vi
enna last Sunday. >
Mrs. R E Jordan spent Tuesday
in Vienna as the charming guest of
Mrs. W W Jordan.
O W Horne mude a business trip
to MnCon Tuesday night.
Among someot the men who arc
attending court in Vienna this
week are C A Thompson, H L
Adams and R E Jordan,
Homo Academy News-'
Mar. 13 1092—Mrs. L. Brown
and Mr. Homer Watson visited
their sister Mrs. W. M. Calhoun
Several of our young people at
tended preaching nt Smyrna last
Mina Wood and sister Louk:,
visited the family of Judge J. 11.
Calhoun Sunday afternoon.
Miss Eula Borum is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. W C Calhoun;
Mr. and M(«. J J Taylor spent
Sunday with Mr. nnd Mrs. Lee
Adonis of Bradshaw.
Wonder how a certain young
lady enjoyed her caller Monday
General Sangster and Sister Miss
Mary, spent u while Sunday aftcr-<
noon with the family of fudge J.
City Barber Shop-
Wc have plenty of customers, but can
wait on more. Courteous attentio ■
shown by polite barbers who take special
care in rendering clean service will:
sharp tools. Augustus Jckp.s,
Next door to PostofHce. Prop’r.
A first-class painter to paint a chute!*
inside and out. Apply St once to
Rev. J. M Kelly, Vtenna; Ga .