Destroys tie Dwelling and.SmoMoase
Held Ttoli Regular Monthly leetingln
This (Sty Yesterday Morning.
THE SPECIAL TERM
OF DOOLY SUPERIOR COURT
Authorities Telegraph Major Ihltehead
That Road Can’t Come this Way.
- News was received here yester
day morning that the dwelling ind
somehottse of Mr. L. Q. Nobles,
Who lives about seven miles east of
this city, was destroyed by fire on
Monday afternoon, .together with
nearly all of the contents.
The fire broke out about two
o’clock in the afternoon and was
first discovered by » little 4-year
old daughter, who was out in the
The fire originated from a spark
tluit fell on the smokehouse from a
burning tree ubout ijjoynrds away.
As soon ns Mrs. Nobles’ atten
tion was called to the fire she went
to her nearest neighbor, Mr. Jim
Hutto, and gave the ularm.
Mr. Nobles was one mile away,
at Mr. Bfge Brown’s, but was
soon notified by one of the Hutto
children. Bv the time they re
lumed the fire had consumed the
smokehouse and contents.
The barn caught on fire several
times but was put out at once. A
lime-sink being about 20 yards
from the bam whiclf' made water
Three beds, two quilts and two
trunks were saved.
While working to suppress the
fire Mr. Hutto was overcome by
. heat and u physician bad to be
Mr. Nobles carried only $200
insu.tincc, which brings his loss
down to about $4<fo.
On uccount of the busy season
Mr. Nobles will not rebuild until
full. His many friends deeply
sympathise with him in his loss.
The board of education of Dooly
county met in the office of Coanty
School Commissioner E. G. Greene
yesterday. All ot tbe board was
present except Mr. J. D. Pate qf
After transacting the regular
routine of business the board took
up the question of when and what
annual institute the teachers should
attend. It was decided that if any
of the teachers should suspend
their school to attend the Chautau
qua at Albany, or any other, -that
they would not recognise the cer
tificates issued by the Chautauqua,
and thde they would be compelled
to pay thr fine. The teachers may
attend any reputable Institute
during vacution bu* will not
ceive any pay tor their time.
Following is the official notice
issued by the board: <
‘•Teachers may attend an tnsti
lute in the county from the 9th to
13th of June, getting pay for their
time. Certificates will be accepted
from any reputuble institute at-
tanded at the teacher* expense
“W. V. Harvard,
•‘Pres’t. B. of E. D. C.”
SEABORN PHILIPS CONVICTED
For Murder of Mr. V. C. fetson, and
Receives a Life Time Sentenoe-
Smith Gets Two Tears.
The special term of . Dooly supe
rior court adjourned Saturday
afternoon, having disposed of four
felony cases, two of which had
been on tbe docket for some time.
The case of the state vs Seaborn
Phillips, charged with the murder
of W. C. Batson, was the next case
taken up after the Jones case Fri
day afternoon. Col. Crum assisted
the solicitor iu the prosecution and
Cols. W. V. Harvard and M. P.
Hall, were appointed by the
court to defend the murderer.
Thi* was a hard fought case and
public sentiment ran high,
account of the heinouriiess of the as expressed in an editorial in
4 LARGE BEEP
AS TO “NOMINATION.”
And M For $40.
We have been reading the articles of
Mr. O. B. Perry with a good deal of in
terest as they have appeared in Tam
Nzws at various times, thinking that as
he was an Intelligent men he would
advance some good reason why the
peeplo should support Mr. Terrell, and
not spend his valuable time in doing
what he claims that Mr. Guerry is do
ing. (failing to accomplish his purpose)
but In vein.
Now, Mr. Perry, we have nothing for
you but kind feelings, and would not
say anything to hart your feelings if
we knew it, but we think yon are a
.good man gone wrong in your method
ot trying to convinee people whom you
think has not gone right. Pitch your
articles on a higher plane than apply
ing silly names to the gentleman who
is opposing the man of your choice.
Lay aside your childish way of sneer
ing the one you would like to see de
feated and appeal to the reason of the
people. In this progressive age people
employ all their thinking faculties in
reaching a decision, and you must ap
peal to the esme agencies by which
they reach their decision if you would
expect them to reverse it. The people
who are supporting Mr. Guerry are not
supporting him because of the scoffing
ot the Guerry men, neither will they
lay aside their conviction because of
the Jeering ot the Terrell men. Per*
haps the time has been when such arti
cles as yours in the last issue of Tits
News might influence the people, but
in this day of enlightenment, when .the
One of the largest beeves ever
brought to this market to be butch
ered was a steer purchased by W.
F. Market & Co. , a few days ago,
from W. A. Greer of Dakota.
The steer’ffgross weight’ was 1500
pounds and, was sold for the nice
snm of $45.
Mr. Maket bad the beef butch
ered yesterday morning and it* was
a sight to see tbe large quarters
banging in front ol ibis popular
market. Who says that cattle
raising does not pay in Dooly?—
Cordele Duly New*.
PRESDINT « SENIOR CLASS.
Tbe many friends of Prof. R. O.
Powell will be glad to learn of bis
success at the State Normal School
He has rec-ntly been elected presi
dent of the senior class of that
school aoif is also president of tbe
Young Mens’ Cbnstain Associa
tion . which ts doing some effective
work among the young men. .
Prot. Powell has already proven
himself to be an efficient teacher in
this county and is now preparing
himself to be one of the fdretnost
in his profession.
The News wishes him every
success in bis efforts possible.
and then take their position it will
take something of a higher grade of
HMsonlng than was embodied in your
- move them. 80 tune up
your campaign Instrument end give a*
something better next time, or hang
your harp on a willow tree.
A RAGING ROARING FLOOD
Washed down ■ telegraph line which
Chat C. Ellis of Lisbon, la., had to
pair.' “Standing waist deep in icy
water." he writes, “gave me a terrible
cold and cough. It grew worse daily,
Finally tbe best doctors in Oakland, Nets,
Mows city Omaha raid I had consump
tion and could not live. Then I began
using Dr King’s New Discovery and
-was wholly cored by six bottles." Pos
itively guaranteed for coughs, colds snd
all throat and long troubles by Vienna
I Drag Co., price goc and f too
The readers of the News will re
member that we stated in our last
Wednesday’s issue that the commit
tee composed of Mayor \\ hitehead,
J. P. Heard Sr., aud M. P. Hall
went up to Macon last Wednesday
morning and had a conference with
Vice-President Geo. Dole Wadley,
in regard to getting the A. & B.
road to come by Vienna, The
committee laid their plans and
ideas before Mr Wadley, who sub
mitted them to tbe officials in At
lanta. He told the committee
that he would telegraph them the
decision fhat was arrived sit by
the officials and yesterday Mayor
Whitehead received a telegram
stating that '‘Committee met yes
terday. Can’t come by Vienna.
Will write at length.”
[Signed] G. D. Wadley.
Notwithstanding the above de
cision, we are of the same opinion
Several witnesses were put upon
the stand by the state, and although
the evidence was all circumstantial,
it was sufficient to convict.
Able speeches were made by the
attorneys on both sides, and the
jury went to their room at the noon
hour Saturday, nnd returned in a
tew hours with n verdict of guilty,
with a recommendation to the
mercy of the court, and sentenced
by tbe judge to life imprisonment.
The case will be appealed, and
the prisoner was carried to Macon
Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff
Lee Sheppard, for safe . keeping
until tbe case is finally disposed of
in the supreme court.
The lust case tried was that of
the state v« Adolphus Smith,
charged with manslaughter. The
person killed was Lula Lace, a
negro woman near Cordele a few
weeks ago. The two were playing
with the pistol and while be had it
pointed at her—not knowing that
it was loaded of course, it went off
and killed her instantly.
He was represented bv Col. J.
M. Dupree, of Montezuma. The
jiury returned with a verdict of in
voluntary manslaughter, after being
out only a short time.
Judge Littlejohn in passing sen
tence upon Adolphus, who is only
about 19 years old, said in part:
That instead of crime of this
character being on the decrease in
this county tt was on the increase,
and that he was the ninth person
that had been before him tor a high
grade of crime this court, and 1 am
sorry to say that three of them were
white men.” Continuing he said
that “a. large per cent of the killing
was due to the handling of deadly
weapons carelessly by the colored
race, and although you had no
malice against tbe deceased, you
were pointing tbe pistol at ber in
an unlawful manner. .The penalty
for this crime is from one to three
years in the peniteptiary and I will
not give you the maximum or the
minimum, but two years ia tbe
REY. WALKER LEWIS
Will Lecture at Heard's Opera Hoasa
From MvoodUmp Saturday Kerning
But is Caught M Slgbt-
'f he News announces with greet
pleasure to its mhny readers the
coming of Rev. Walker Lewis, of
Atlunta. He will deliver a lecture
nt Heard’s opera house in this city
Friday evening upon the subject of
“Alexander H, Stephens,” the
Rev. Lewis' is n well known
orator and lecturer and our people
will not be disappointed by going
out to hear him.
Prices of admission will be 35,
50 and 75c.
Dallas Koyvall, col., the noted
chicken thief who was serviug out
a three years sentence in the convict
camp At Rich wood for burglarizing.,
the fowl house of Judge Henderson,
made his escape Saturday morning
by jumping from tbe cars as the
convicts were being carried out to
the woods to work, but was not
missed until about ten o’clock.
As soon as it became known that
he bad escaped, the authorities
telephoned Sheriff Sheppard and
other officers here, who kept their
eyes open in search of some clue as .
to tlie whereabouts of tbe escaped
convict. Late that afternoon the
officers here learned that he was at
the house of George Reid, who
lives about a half a mile from the
Davis plantation. During tbe first
part of the night Sheriff Sheppard
and Marshal Mathews went down
to tbe DavU plantation in a buggy,
and from there they walked over
to George’s house and tailed for
Dallas to come out und surrender.
But instead of doing as was told,
he jumped out of a window and ran'
under the house. The officers then
commenced to shoot and tried to
make him surrender, but the negro
would go from one side to another
in an effort to getaway, and it was-
not until the officers bad worked ■
for nearly a a hour and bad become
wet with perspiration that they
succeeded in getting him to sur-<
1 It seems that Dallas and George
were in the asylum together, and
as soon as he got away from the
camp ha broke for George’s house.
The officers brought him to townr
and placed him in jail until Sonday
morning when he was carried down
The sheriff und marshal are now
a few dollare better off financially
they received , 925 for their
Dooly county is now furnishing
some of the finest eating that tbe
Atlanta people have ever had. Mr.
O. B. Perry shipped one car load
of home-raised sweet potatoes to
that city last week, und has a few
more at the same price if any other
city needs them. Mr. Perry don’t
only raise potatoes, but lie has pigs
and hogs, and plenty of ground
peus to fatten them, and the geese,
turkeys and chickens that swarm
around his barnyard door.
He also has bis idea about poll
tics and politicians and is fearless
in expressing them—but be does
raise sweet potatoes.
City Barber Shop-
Wc have plentyjof customers, but can
watt 011 more. Courteous attention
shown br polite barbers who take special
care In rendering clean service with
sharp tools. Auovstus Jokes,
Next door to Postofise, Prop’r.
On Sunday the 23rd nit., Miss
Salhe Dorough, who lives a few
miles East ot Rich wood, was mar
ried ' to Mr. Lonnie Saniford.
These are both prominent young
people and have the best wishes of
their many friends for a long and
The meeting of the veterans of
Dooly dounty was held in the of
fice of Ordinary Hargrove Satur
day morning at xi o’clock. Com
mander I. S, Lasseter presided
and Jas. Pate acted as secretary of
the meeting. It was decided to
have a meeting here on tire Second
Saturday in Muy lor the purpose
ot making arrangements for tbe
Fourth of July reunion which will
be held in Cordele.
Nine delegates and nine nlteefj
nates were Appointed to attend the
committee at Dallas, Tex., April
HE KEPT HIS LEO
Don’t give up and say there ts nospec-
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member I am fitting those kind every
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Jeweler and Optician.
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