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VOL I. NO 87.
VIENNA. GA., SATURDAY, MARCH 29. 1902.
TWI.CE-A“WEEK $1.00 PER YEAR.
In the Case of State ts. Lee B. Jones,
Which was Taken Dp Wednesday and
Finished Yesterday—Has Cost the
At the time of our going to prebs
Wednesday the case of the Slate
vk Lee B. Jones, charged with
embezzlement had just been called
and the work of securing a jury
was in progress. After a short
time the following were selected as
jurors to puss upon the case; W.
W Barlow, S C Byrd, S D Peavy,
W H Lowry, Jus. C Folds, C C
Duncan, W J Locke, VV I Nupier,
J S Taylor, j T Adkins, Jno. H.
Bedgood and C S Brown.
The defendant was represented
at this trial by Judge Allen Fort,
Jim Anderson and G t W. Busbee
The state is represented by Solicitor
Hooper, J H Hall, M P Calloway
und J G Jones.
The producing of evidence in the
Ci.se commenced upon the recon
veiling of court Wednesday after
noon und was not concluded by the
state until Thursday ufternoon
The defendant did not put Up any
witnesses on the stand.
The questioning of the witnesses
for the state was conducted by Col.
Calloway und JudgeFort, and Col.
Anderson did the questioning in
belmlf ot tbs defense. The princi
pal witnesses for the state were:
E Colwell, jr., W T Dougbtry, D
L Henderson, R E Harris, W H
McKenzie, D 'W Ketchum, Z A
Littlejohn, ] F Cobb, R P Waters,
\V S Thompson, E W Bullock, U
V Whipple, W E Dunwoody and
B H Robertson.
The statement of the defendant
consumed two and a half hours, in
which he endeavored to explain
the different transactions and irreg
ularities in the books as brought
out by the expert book keeper and
.other witnesses for the state.
Three speeches were made on
each side. Court adjourned about
6 o’clock Thursday evening until
after supper, when Col. Busbee
made the opening speech for the
defense and was followed by Col,
Hall for the state, after which
court adjourned again until Friday
Col. Anderson was the next'
speaker for the defense, nnd who
commenced his speech immediately
upon the opening of court yesterday
morning. He..was followed by
Col. Calloway and Solicitor Hoop
er for the state. Judge Fort then
made the concluding speech in the
case in behalf of the defense. All
of the speeches were strong und
} very forceful in presenting the
different phases of the case to the
The arguments' were concluded
at a few minutes before 4 o’clock
and the charge to the jury was
then made by Judge Evuns. The
■ jury retired to their room 014:15
and returned in two hours with i
verdict of guilty, with a recommen
dation to be punished os for a mis
demeanor. He was -fined $i;ooo
or go to the chaingnng for twelve
months. His attorneys have given
notice that a motion fora neW trial
)ld be made. The costs in this
will run’ up to nearly the
aunt of the fine,
tse next thing taken up by the
: was the case of Rev. Hyde,
ed with contempt of court.
he having refused |o obey a- wit
ness summons. He was given a
lecture and let off with the costs.
After that Judge Evans turned
over the reins of the court to Judge
Littlejohn and the first case called
was that of the State vs. Seaborn
Phillips, colored, charged with
the murder of W. C. Batson at
Rich wood about two weeks ago.
The court appointed Cols. \V. V,
Harvard and M. P. Hall to defend
and the solicitor is being assisted
by Col. D. A. R. Crum. Both
sides announced ready and the
work of securing the jury com
S&D DEATH OF YOUNG LADY.
Long Illness, Miss Rosa Coppege
Passes to Her Reward. ■
A VIOLET TEA.
On Wednesday evening Miss
Ada Towell, one of Viennu’s social
favorites entertained a number of
her many friends veiy informally
at a “Violet Tea.”
For decorations violets were pro
fusely used. A dainty menu wus
served, after which both laughable,
and instructive games were played.
Those present were Misses Mamye
Myers, Mary and Emmie Wood
ward, Lucy Heard, Cora and Jewel
Powell, Cliff Whitehead, Calla
Lilly, Eva Penny, and Mrs. R. B.
Solomon of Valdosta, and Messrs.
Walter F. George, W, H. Lassetcr,
Luctous \\ oodward, Joe Smith,
Wallie Lytle, Will Proctor, Frank
Powell and Dr. Bullington.
Oil yesterday morning, near the
place of Mr. John Vinson, about
six mires from this city, a negro
man in a wagon met u negro girl
about 13 years old on her way to
school. The girl was cursed by
the negro and told not to open her
mouth as he proceed to get out of
his wagon to hitch his mule. The
girl commaneed to run for her life
and went to the home of Mr. Vin
son, who carried her to the school
house. A purty of men went in
search of the brute and the results
are not known to us.
One of the saddest deaths that
ever happened in this county oc
curred Wednesday afternoon about
six o’clock when Miss Rosa Cop
pege passed away at the home of
her parents, Mi. and Mrs. J. J.
Coppege, u few miles east of this
Miss Coppege had been a suf
ferer from that dread disease, con
sumption, for several months. She
was an only child and was idolized
by her parents who made many
sacrifices for tier comfort and wel
fare. She attended the LaGrange
Female College and graduated last
June, and while in college she was
converted und joined the Methodist
church nnd lived a consecrated and
happy Christian life.
Miss Coppege was indeed a no
ble young lady and her friends were
numbered by her acquaintances.
Her remains were interred in the
old Campbell cemetery, near the
home, yesterday morning about 11
o’clock in the presence of a large
crowd of sorrowing friends and
Epworth League Easter Program.
The Epworth League will con
duct an Easter program ut the
Methodist church Sunday morning
at it o’clock, March 30th, 1903.
We make the following an
nouncementR of appointments' at
the Methodist church with pleas
ure and trust our people will give
these two able divines large and
appreciative audience* :
Rev, Homer Bush, president of
Andrew Female College, Cuth-
bert, Ga., will fill an appointment
here on the second Sunday in April.
Rev. C. E. Dowman, president
of Emory College, Oxford, Ga.,
will fill the pulpit at ths Methodist
churcn on the fourth Sunday in
STRIKES A RICH FIND.
“I eras troubled (or several years with
chronic indigestion and nervous debility"
writes P J Green ot Lancaster, N. H.
“No remedy helped me until 1 began
using Electric Bitters, which did me more
good than alt the medicines I ever used.
They hare also kepi my wile In excellent
health (or years. She says Electric Bit.
' ter* are Just splendid forfemale troubles
that they are a grand tonic and Invlgora
tor (or weak and run down women. No
other medicine pan take its place In our
family.’’ Try them, only 50c. Satlsfac-
tlon guranteed. Vienna Drug Co.
A five room house, call on Mrs. A.
Blount, Vienpa, Ga. lor particulars,.
Song and prayer.
Bible Lesson by leader.
“The Resurrection the Crown of
Redemption”—Mr. A. E. Walton.
“In the Garden on Easter Morn”
—Mrs. J. S. Holloman.
Selection—“Rolling Away the
Stone*’—Mrs. C. T. Stovall. .
Poem—“Take Ye Away the
Stons”—Miss Anna Vamadoe.
An Easter Story—“Petro’s An
them”—Miss Sara Collier.
Poem—“ Christobel’s Vision ot
the Christ Child”—Miss Mamie
Prayer. Song. Benediction.
Mrs. J. F. Waters has had a mess of
spring salid. * .
W. L. Sheppard visited Cordele yes
Miss Lucy Heard visited friends in
Miss Carrie Quick is clerking for
Mrs. R. P. Mitchell.
J. A. Wilson of Cordele was here on
W. 0. Hamilton of Cordele, was here
on business Wednesday.
E. S. Losseter of Cordele, was in .the
city yesterday afternoon.
P. G. Busbee came in from the plan-
Jation yesterday afternoon:
L. E. Summer ford and wife were in
in town shopping yesterday.
J. T. Jackson, and wife, of near town,
were here shopping yesterday.
J. S. Morgan of near Drayton, was
here Thursday on business.
Ex-representative J. H. Doroitgh. of
near Cordele, was here Tuesday.
J. M. Itoobin and D. R. Altman,
visited Cordele Wednesday night.
Miss Carolyn Roberts is clerking at
the milliner store of J. L. Taggart.
G. S. Haslam and wife of Pinehurst,
were in the olty shopping yesterday.
J. B. Walton'and wife of near Plnc-
hurst, were in town shopping yester
Dr. R. H. Pate of Rich wood, was
in attendance upon court hero this
Mrs. E. G. Walton and Mrs. A. M.
Wilson arrived in the olty Wednesday
Mrs. B. F. Sheppard of Cordele visi
ted the family of Sheriff Sheppard
The grand jury adjourned Wednes
day afternoon after being in session
J. B. Cole n contractor who did some
work In this city last spring was here
a few days this week.
Capt. Samuel Cnrnes returned from
Oartersville, Thursday night where he
dins been on business.
A. Bullington and family ot Findlay,
spent Thursday in the city with the
family of D. A. Taylor.
If you want your advertisements to
reach and be read by the people—insert
them in the Vienna News.
PnwromsT, Gs., Mar. £8—Mrs. J. Y.
Netherton and Mias Cross, of Unadilla,
spent Sunday aA the guest of Mrs. R.
After a pleasant visit to Mrs. O. A.
Thompson,Misses Laura Kate Pate and
Smithie Carroll returned to their home
in Unadilla, Sunday.
Miss Nina Daviesrspent 1 Saturday in
Vienna, with her mother,
Rev. J, M. Boss spent Sunday in
Misa Hilsman spent Sunday in Elko,
the guest of Mrs. Clark G. Hardeman
and Min Elms Houser.
E. B. Peacock and Miss Laura Kate
Pate, of Unadilla, attended services
Rev. Mr. MaGee of, Cordele, was in
town Thursday. 1
Min Pearl Hooka, of Unadilla, is
visiting Miu Maude Lee'Peavy. *
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jordan visited
Unadilla, this week.
James A. Whitehead spent last week
in Moultrie. -
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkea, of Findlay,
were in town Wednesday.
James A. Williams U on the tick
list this week-.
Vienna hn a chance to secure the A.
A B. railroad yet, provided something
is done immediately to that end.
Houston county has 20 announced
candidates for the various county offi
cers, and Dooly county has twelve,
If you have a news item—tell it, or
else hold your peace If J the editor
doesn’t happen to read your mind.
Arnie Youngblood, who is attending
school at Isabella, visited homcfolks
near this city a few dnys this week.
J. L. Taggart who lias been confined
to his bed for the past two weeks, was
able to be down at the store yesterday
J. R. Arnold and family arrived in
the city from Turin, last Sunday and
will make their future home in this
B. B. Pound, R. E. Harris, H. W.
Campbell and Editor C. M. McKenzie
of Cordele, attended court hereThurs
Gordon Wood, the little son of B. S.
Wood, who lives a few miles East of
this city is suffering from ah attack of
Cordele will have an election to be
held on the 2nd Wednesday in April to
decido whether cows will be allowed to
run at large on the atreets or not
Oh Wednesday Afternoon at 3 o’clock
March the 12th, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. D. J. Gilbert, near Colon,
their daughter, Miss Dorie, was tnsr-
ried to Mr. G. B. Mercer. Bov. Jno.
Powell officiated.. .
Herbert Rushin can now be found
with A. Roobin A Co., where he will
be pleased to have his friends call
around to see him when in town.
Mr. 0; H. Reynolds, of near Viennu;
lias accepted a position with H. H.
Steel, passenger and freight agent of
the Hawkinsville and Florida Southesu
The Houston Banking bo., was or
ganized in Perry last Saturday. This
makes two banks for tljat place andjthc.
officers and directors are composed of
some of the best men in that county.
Col. G. W. Wooten went up to Ma
con, Thursday morning to meet Col..
J. E. Wooten of Eastman, where the
two had a conference in regard to a
land ense in which they are employed. -
The News has been the recipients
of ‘several nsce compliments on our
Wednesday's edition which was prin
ted on pink paper and contained six
pages, all of which have our sincerest
It is rhraored that Mr. John C. Dun
away will not offer for Clerk of Super
ior court in the approaching primary.
If he does, not ho informs a reporter
of the News that he will not be a can
didate for any other office.
In the case of the State vs Ida
Whitsett, charged with assault with
intent to murder before the Supreme
court, rendered affirming the judge
ment of the Superior court. Col. W.
V. Harvard represented the defendant
Dr. H. A. Yoqmans Vienna’s up-to- *
date Jeweler and optician also handles
machines. Ho has just .purchased 11
large number of tho best second-hand
Sewing Machines ever sold in South
Georgia. He will tell the people about
it next week through tho columns or
The oommittee composed of Mayor
Whitehead, J. P. Heard and M. F.
Hall returned from Macon Wednesday
afternoon, where they went to have a
conference! with Vice-President Goo..
Dole Wadley, in an effort to secure the
A A B railroad. They had the confer
ence and the wishes and ideas of
the committee were laid before th«-
authorities of tho rood in Atlanta, yes
terday and the committee expects to
receive an answer today in regard t«
the matter. The committee foel*
hopeful as to tho results.
A party composed ot J P. Smith, W.
II.Losseter, H. J. Morgan, J Q Shipp, J
M. Basbce, L. R. Hobbs, O. M. Heard,
P. A. Leopard, B. D. Bryan Jr., D. A.
R. Crum nnd T. A. Adkins Jr., wen:
down to Ashbnrn Wednesday nlghr
and assisted in organising a K. of P.
lodge at that placo. Several protninen r
Knights from different parts of tho
state were present and the cterenionie-
were very impressive. An elegan:
banquet was tendered the visiting
brethereu at the Hotel Clydo during
SATURDAY NIGHT’S DEBATE.
A Saturday night debating club
is in existence at Piniu und the
young people are making it quite
interesting to spectators as well a -
beneficial to the members. Deputy
Sheriff W. L. Sheppard, visiter
the club last Saturday with hi.
best girl and reports that the de
bate was very interesting and en
tertaining and that he would like
very much to be present again soon
Farewell, Ledger! i
Look out for
Joe Smith’s Market
Fresh Fish. Oysters
Pork Steak at 9c per lb., spot
cash; 3 lbs nice steak or pork fui
as cents.. Nothin j^charg§d..