VOL. I. NO 104.
VIENNA. GA„ WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1902.
TWICE-A-WEEK $1.d0 PER YEAR
FRANK G. KEEN WRITES
•LETTER TO THE JOURNAL
Ant Sajs He Thinks Joe Terrell Has Clearly and ForeettUly
Stated Where He Stands and What Be Stands For in
Ever; Speech'He Has Hade. . v .
To the Editor of the (journal:
k Since the baud wagon crowd have
been turned loose in the papers to tell
wljat they know about saving the state,
1 ' many of .them are asking what does Mr.
Terfell stand for? They have never
rend III* speeches They echo Sam
Jones, A. M. Williams and J. H. Goss,
tneinbers.of an association known as
Our, Brothers’ Keepers, and have their
little say, like sophomores on the stage.
Mr. Terrell, in his Forsyth speech,
was explicits In his announcement
address he was explicit, and in his
Oglethorpe speech he was explicit. He
said he was no calamity howler, (rat
still was proud of Georgia and Geor
gians. . He thought with all of our mis
takes the democratic-party was worthy
of praise, fie had faith in men like
Allen Candler, \V.-A.- Wright and Gen
eral Evans, lie had.faith in the people.
We have achieved much. Georgia was
yet the Empire-state. He wants to see
it the Empire State of the Union.
Taxation was a practical question. The
legislature had todo with this problem.
, It was for it to devise means to meet
.expenses. The governor could only
iadvisp. He favored equalization of
•taxes, special.privileges to none. Corp
orations should pay their full share of
rtaxes and if they ejutled, he would do
all in his power to. execute the laws.
The law must be made >o os to get at
property if such low was not on the
statute books. The present laws do not
cover the franchises of railroads. And
it was in the power of the legislature to
Vgmedy this. Much tax money would
come into the treasury by such a law.
The ohl tax act of ”74 should be feme
died and this done would increase our
tax receipts. Amend the act of’74.
And. tax money should be got from
bondholders. And he liked the Alabama
law where the constitution fixed a limit
to a given rate. We should amend our
constitution in this regard and a fixed
| limit be established beyond which the
legislature cannot go. This of itself
, would draw capital to the state and
i' build up enterprises. ,
Terrell said also in his speech, he
‘ favored education. Our common school
; system is not perfect, but needs per-
' footing. Tho towns nnd cities supple
ment the amount from the state by
’local taxation, and thus secure long
• terms. But tbe terms in the county
■ are too short, and means should be
' devised to lengthen. them. These
county schools heed first consideration.
Do not destroy them, bat better them.
- The pension system should not be
destroyed, bat,all abases corrected,
The system must live. Needy soldiers
should have pensions.
As to the' temperance question, he
voted for local option—ourpresent law,
. and helped to enact it Into layr. It was
introduced in-1684 by W. J. Northern,
but became law in 1886, and has proven
the .wisest solution -of the liquor ques-
pvey, jet devised In any state.
Manf suites are now favoring itag the
best solution yet. Georgia leads in
temperance Onr law is better than
that of Maine, or Kansas or -Vermont.
We get more temperance than they do.
Where; the law is so stringent and
drastic as to forbid the sale of liquor
here. In the. state, forcing die
lecesiity of sending out of the '.'.tote,
such inconvenience follows that even
good people wink. at the violation of
the law; so that secret places are pjo-
vided and'the cJaodeUine system pre
vails which so debauched the morals of
Maine and,Kansas. Bat while holding
these,vimys rttf willing for all counties
' to ticoihe 4qr on their own vote, If the
people "through the legislature differed
from hlm. he would set up no stumbling
blocks to thwart their will.
He is opposed tq anonymous circu
lars and misrepresentation. He opposes
turning the pnlpit into a political ros
trum ;'he regards the kingdom of Christ
a spiritual kingdom and opposes secu
larization of the churches. To do so fs [was polled, considering the fape
a step backward. He stands for good that there two different primaries
morals, good citizenship, temperance
in its highest form. He declares faith
in the old Demqertftic party; does not
believe in turning it in^o a chaos of
nothings; he believes in Georgia, and
wants onr people not to break into
fragments, riding a hobby, but be a
homogenous people—one in thought and
purpose, standing for whatls bestin
government; solid for good govern
ment, temperance, soberness and truth;
solid for law, for order; solid for the
principle of home rule, for good society,
for virtue, honesty, integrity, solid for
NUMBER OF VOTES *
POLIED !N DOOLY
In County Primary of 1900 Was 1,779—
- Hamper by District Given Belov.
For .the benefit of our many
renders we give below tbe number
of votes polled in each district at
the county primary in 1900. There
was 1,779 votes polled in Dooly
for county officers and the primary
was held on May and the
•primary for state officers was held
some time in June. So it will be
seen thqt an unusually large vote
in 1900. This time however, both
state and county officers will be
voted for on the same date, Thurs
day, Tune 5th.
A great many people have ex
pressed themselves as not believing
that the vole will be as large as it
was in 1900, on account of nearly
all the farmers being behind with
their crops. However, there is a
great deal of interest fawing mani-
the advancement of our state along all ,e8tet * tbo governors race and
lines, for advancement of religion and
civilization, keeping the faith of the
fathers, fighting a good fight, continu
ing in the things whieh are good, and
assured of, making fall proof of his
faith and works before all the people.
Such in brief are Joe Terrell’s views
expressed in his speeches- That man
displays wonderful ignorance who con
tinues to ask: “Where does Terrell
stand?” He certainly stands for the
removal of ignorance.
Oglethorpe, Go. > -
most of the county officers, and if
the day is favorable to the farmers
an even larger vote! will probably
be (lolled on June 5th., Following
is the total vote by districts polled
Letters remaining uncalled- for at
Vienna, Ga., May 28, 1902.
Cobb, Lewis v
Hutchins, Miss Adeline
, McKay, Mrs M
Olliver, Mrs Hattie
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ARABI A SUCCESS
Large Ms Were Present to
Prof. Lavson ErBrovn is Unanimously
THE METHODIST REVIVAL
CLOSED SUNDAY NIGHT
Mncb Interest Was Manifested and Sev
eral Members Received.
tor Another Term.
Invited Bis Own Death
By Ballet Proa Pistol
PICNIC AT fcT. VERNON.
The Mt. Vernon school will pic
nic iu the grove at Jordan Fore
hand's next Saturday, the last day
of May; Rev. A. J. Cheeves will
deliver an educational address.
Let everybody attend and carry
well filled baskets and pass a pleas
ant and profitable day.
News reached the city Monday
afternoon _ot the death of Mrs Geo.
W. Sego, which occurred at her
home near Pine Ridge noetb-east
of this city that afternoon. Mrs.
Segobad been In had health for
sometime. She was the mother
of two blind girts. The time and
place of burial was not kerned.
Rochelle, Ga., May 36.—Mr By
ron Fitzgerald, a young man about
30 years old and the son of u promi
nent farmer who resides about 6
miles from here, committed suicide
by shooting himself last night.
He spent the evening at a neigh
bor’s house, returning home about
9 o’clock. Soon after he retired to
hit room hit parents heard the re
port of a revolver, and upon enter
ing the room found him sitting, in
-his chair with a bullet hole through
his head and the revolver, stjll
clenched in hit hand. He lived
only a few minutes afterwards.
MRS. HYMAN D. AD,
The News chronicles to its read- the general board of directors.
ers this week the sad death of Mrs
J. J. Hyman, of Arobi. which oc
curred Monday alterooon about 1
o'clock. Her -death was caused
from a stroke of paralysis which
struck her about two weeks , ago.
The burial took place yesterday
afternoon id the cemetery at that
place in the presence of a. large
. Arabi, Ga., May 34th.—The
commencement exercises of the
Houston High School began at xx:
30 a. m. on Thursday, May sand.
Rev Hyman, on account of his wife
continned and serious illness, was
not able to remain throughout the
exercises and excused hintself im
mediately aftUr prayer servicq.
After this an able sermon was
delivered by Rev. Mr. Cutts.
The afternoon services opened
witr, prayer at the auditorium at
z-p. m. After this the unniversa-
rian addresses of the societies were
rendered, first that of (he Sigma Pi
Zeta, by Mr. J. E. Amasonj Second
the Philomathean by Mr. Jno. R.
Brown, Their subjects were weir
chosen, excellently composed and
This great pleasure was followed
by a disappointment for-Dr. Edgar
Brangham, who was to deliver the
alumni address, could not be pres
A splendid concert began. Thurs
day evening • at 8 o'clock with a
beautiful chorus. Thi concert
throughout was delightful.
The exeicises for Friday, which
were destined to be the (nost Inter
esting, were opened with prayer at
the auditorum at u 130 a in. The
graduating exercises immediately
followed. First tbe colloquy, the’
character of the women of Shake
spheare being the subjrst: next the
class history by Mr. Ofue Jackson,
then the class prophecy by Mr. R.
A. Bedgood, Jr., and last, the va
ledictory by Miss Linnie Newton.
The faculty of the Houston High
School have reason to be proud of
their graduating clast oi 1903, even
from the appearance made on the
The revival meeting which has
been in progress at the warehouse
of Johns & Farehand came to an
end Sunday night after having rug
over three weeks.
The preaching was done by Rev.
J. L. Morrill, an evangelist from
Cartersville, and otir people have
beard some of the best preaching
from bis lips that was ever uttered
by niyevangelist in this town. He
was very plain and forceful in his
remarks to sinners and . church
members who were not living up
to their privilege. He denounced
sin in'every form and at every
service, (‘hewing to the line and
letting the chips fajl where they
may,” was his motta. ' i ;
About a dozen new members
were added to the Methodist church
in this city as a result of the revival
and the members of both churches
have been greatly benefitted. /
A purse of about $100.00 was
made up and presented to Rev.
Morrill for his services during tbe
meeting. He left Monday after
noon for Elko, carrying with him
the best wishes of the people of
JOINT DEBATE IN
The people of UnsdilJa and sur
rounding country had the oppor- l
tunity of hearing a joint debate on
the gubernatorial candidates and
the,principles for which they arc
advocating. The speakers were
Cols. J. G. Jones and E. F. Stro-
zier of Cordele. and .it took place
in the vacant store' of Barfield &
Col. Jones opened the debate in
a 30 minutes speech in behalf of
Dupont Gucrry’a candidacy. He
was followed by Cot. Strozier in
-in hours talk in the interest of Job
Terrell. Col. Jones then made the
The’parts of each, were ex- ■ concluding speech, occupying the
celleittly composed and delivered. ! remaining half hour due him.
Mr. Hyman then announced that 1 Both speeches were enjoyed and
James Brown, a former graduate of ever y thing passed off pleasantly.,
the school, and present member ofj There were nbout 50 voters present
Mercer, or Qllie Tackson previous^ un< * f fom the way they applauded
ly mentioned, both members of the the Terrell speaker at least two-
Sigma Pi Zeta society, would de
liver the alumni address next year,
and also that all the graduates of
this school, numbering fitty-one,
would meet at Hon R A oedgood’s
and have a class re-upioti
Judge D. L. Henderson, of Vi
enna, then delivered the diplomas.
In the afternoon, Prof. Lawson
E. Brown was unanimously chosen
the principal for another term by
Dinner and supper was served on
the ground and were mucb*enjoyed
Friday evening Miss Brinson, the
music teacher, was too ill to be
present. Nevertheless, the pro
gramme was a creditable one.
The last thing on the programme
was the delivery of scholarships by
Rev. J. M, Kelly, of Vienna, Miss
Claudia Raven of Sumpter county,
received the one offered to tbe girls,
and Mr. John Culpepper the one
offered to tbe boys. Also, Miss
Addle Bra nan received the prize in
thirds of them must have been
supporters of the man from Merri-
ENGINEER TORN TO PIECES.
Asbburn, Ga., May 34th,—The
body of E. W. Murray, an employe
of the Csnda Lumber Company,
was foudd at tbe mill at Worth to
day torn literally to pieces. He
was employed as stationary engi
neer , and went to tbe mill as usual
this morning. There was no wit
ness to the tragedy but it is thought
that be got caught in tbe machinery
He leaves a broken beurted widoW
and two small children to mourn
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