.Hnb South Georgia progress..
SOMASVII I.E TIMEX, VOL. 90
H 9MAhVH.UK ENTERPRISE. YOU 47.
its THOM AS VILLF, GIO^GIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 iqo 5
New Su s, Vol XV—Mo. 41
FOR A. 6 B.| IMPROVES
ARBITRATORS SPLIT THE DIF- GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS SUPREME BENCH BEGAN
FERENCE ON TAX RE
TURNS OF RAILROAD
CONDITION BETTER THAN
Atlanta. On., Oct. 2.—Umpire Cal- , Washington, Oct. 3.—The depart-
loway today reported the findings of nient of Agriculture today issued a
the arbitrators in the tax return case bulletin showing the condition of the
of the Atlantic and Birmingham rail- cotton crop Sept. 25, to bo 71..2,
road. The returns made by the road ecu pared with 72.1 / ; ]' - 25,
were Increased about half a million with 75.8 September of Inst year and
dollars whllo the assessment by the j the ten year average of 66.1. The
comptroller general was decreased statement showed the following flg-
urea by states compared with the ten
year'average: Georgia 76, and 79;
Texas, 69 and 61; South Carolina,
74 and 63; Florida, 76 and 72.
New York, Oct. 2.—The publica
tion of the October bureau report
showing the condition of cotton wa*
followed by a sensational break In
the market. Inside of 16 mlnntea
there was a decline -el! 36 and
points on active months, with Decem
ber at 10.15 and January at 10.14,
about a cent and a quarter below
the level of early July. The market
Savannah, Oa., Oct 4.—The At
lantic Coast Line lias pished an ad
ditional Pullman service between
New York and Jacksonville, the first
car south passing through last night ^
and the first car north going through WR8 very act * Te * nd © xcltc< * ttn< *
today. This, In addition to the reg- heoT y Worts 01 1,01,8 cotton were
nlar year around Pullman service
between New York and Port Tampa,
and Indicates that the winter travel
baa already begun. There were
twenty-seven through passengers
‘ YELLS M’CALL
thrown over. A lower percentage
had been expected.
MISS LAURA COCHRAN TO
MARRY MR. GEO. HARRIS
OF COROELE'** '
Mr. ana Mrs. B. F. Cochran an-
New York. Oct. 4.—The legisla
tive committee resumed investigation
.of the Insurance companies
morning, having President John A- J their daughter, Miss Laura Allota
McCall, of the New York Life, as a | Cochran to Mr. George Scandrott
witness on the stand. President 1 Harris of Cordelo. The wedding
McCall declared that three-quarters < will take place at the residence of
of the bills on Insurance legislation the bride’s parents on Washington
introduced In the various
were blackmailing schemes.
Washington, Oct. 4.—Diplomatic
relations between Rusla and Japan
were resumed at the state depart
ment for a short time this morning
while Baron Rossen, Russian ambas
sador, and Japanese minister Tak-
ahlra met to consider the form of
ratification of the peace treaty. The
envoys remained a few minutes In , * zcn
conversation with Secretary Root,
and left the department without
They bowed | upon all who have met him. Mr.
street on the afternoon of Thursday,
October 19th at 3 o’clock. This an
nouncement will be of pleasant In
terest to the people of Thomnsvlllo
nud Cordele where the contracting
parties are well and favorably known
Miss Cochran Is one of this city’s
most charming nnd beautiful young
women. She has a wide and Influ
ential family connections and Is de
servedly impular. among both young
and old who know and admire her
for her many lovely traits of char
acter. Mr. Harris Is a member of
the well known Harris family which
has been a factor in the commercial
upbuilding of Cordele and Dooly
county. He Is employed In the Clt-
bank of Cordele. On the occa-
1 slon of his visits to this city ho has
mndo a most favorable Impression
Harris and his bride will make their
home In Cordele.
pleasantly as they parted outside the
It appears certain from this that
the ratifications of the peace treaty
will be exchanged at Washington.
When the date for exchange is
agreed upon special plenary powers j . _ . .. .. ,
_ . r r , «»L-ohip of Crawfordvillc, Fla., stating that
will be cabled to Rosen and Takahir |
by their respective governments. It
Is necessary that the form of the
powers be Identical.
Xij Fish Boycott.
(From the Moultrie Observer.)
The Observer Is In receipt of a
communication from R. H. Baker,
report had been circulated that
Georgia would he unable to get flsh
on the coast the coming season.
He denies the report and wants the
Kents a Store. * people of Colquitt' county who are
Mr. T. J. McCartney has leased i n the habit of making pilgrimages
from Seel brothers the store room In to the coast every fall to know that
the Finn block adjoining the South they can get all the fish they want.
Georgia Clothing Company. He There is no boycott as reported,
will conduct a wholesale commission
and brokerage business and a whole
sale and retail feed store. _
[ Early Bi*ar»
1 The famous SMto 3iP3-
..Monk Mayor Again.
Mr. J. F. Monk has been re-elect
ed mayor of Moultrie by a vote of
200 as to 155 for his opponent Dr.
J. L Wilson,
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 2.—The u-
promo Court of the State convened
this morning and several days will
be consumed in the hearing of fast
bills of injunction. The cases from
the Southern circuit Including those
of Thomasville will probably not be
reached before some time In Decem
Among the injunction cases per
haps the most Important are the fol
Southern Express Company vs.
R. M. Rose Company, involving the
validity of the ordinance passed by
the town of Lawrencevllle, in Gwin
nett county, putting a tax of $1,000
on all common carriers who trans
port liquors to that place. The low*
FAVOR WHITE PRIMARIES
OPEN TO ALL. MANY
SPEECHES AT MEETING
In response to the call of the
Thomas county executive committee
38 members of the Populist party
met at the Court House at 12 o’clock
Tuesday. County Chairman O. C.
Lunsford took the chnlr nnd made a
ringing speech. Among other Inter
esting things that he said was that
the Populists had never left the Dem
ocratic party but that the Democrat
ic party had left them and that the
two would never get together again
until the Democrats cut out the
words ‘’subject to the action of tho
Democratic party” and made up s
white primary open to all. He call
ed attention to the fact that alnee
Grady had been cut off there were a
lot of Republicans and a lot of ne-
er court declared the ordinance uu- *™«* *“ Thomas, that the Populists
held the balance of power and- that
Adair and others vs. the city of « «>« Democrats did not watch out
Atlanta and the Southern Railway,
Involving the right of the city to au
thorise the closing of Nelson street
while a new bridge Is being construc
ted across the railroads oa that
The Atlanta and West Point Rail-
road Company' vs. the Atlanta, Bir
mingham and Atlantic Railroad
Company, Involving the title to cer
tain railroad rlghti-of-wny In the
city of Lagrange.
The famous tax cases the Georgia
Railroad and Banking Company, In
one and the Central of Georgia
Railway In the other, against the
Comptroller General and the itate,
Involving the state's right to tax
tho captlal stock of the Western Rail
way of Alabama, which Is held hall
and half by these two Georgia cor
porations, were to hare como up nt
the beginning of tho term among tho
fast .bills of exceptions, hut owing to
tho absence of Hon. Boykin Wright
of Augusta, who has gone abroad
on account of Ills health, argument
in these cases has been postponed
to a later date, which will he fixed
by the court when It convenes. It
Is probable these cases will he hoard
some time la November and that de
cisions will bo reached before the
first of the year. In tho lower court
Fulton county, these cases were both
decided In the Bute’s favor. The
toUl amount of taxes Involved, sate,
city nnd county Is said to something
In the neighborhood of $1,000,000.
Ward's Position. •
From Wednesday's Dally.
One of the features of tho meeting
of tho Populists hero yesterday was
the speech of Mr. J. 8. Ward, Jr.
He has been considered tho leader
of tho Populist party In this section
of the State. When called upon to
respond with a speech he asked to
be excused. He said that he still
believed In Populist principles but
that be was an independent In poli
tics and did not know whether ho
they would have to crawl Into
hole and pull the hole In after them.
He said that the whole trend of pol
itics was back $^ Populistic princi
ple He said Hh$t Hoke 8mlth
was running on « Populist platform
but thst he was like the hatter who
cussed the polecat and then need
his fur. He Intimated that the Pop
ulists of South Georgia would never
support Hoke Bmtyh. He was greet
ed with enthusiastic cheers.
Dr. J. B. Watkins was made sec
retary of the meeting and led la
prayer. The anointment of the ex
ecutive committee resulted as fol
lows: Thomn.vtllc—Y M. tMmmoue
Metcalfe—M. D. Stringer. Boston—
J. D. Cooper. Merrillville—-William
McMillan. Ways—Joe Jordan. Pavo
—John Gandy. Coolidgc—Wash
Murphy. Ochlockonee—Ed McMll-
Inn. Meigs—W. P. While.
Messrs. J. S. Ward, Jr., Rainey
ChustainT Ed McMillan and others
addressed the meeting. It was de
termined to stand by the Populist
party and keep the organisation ia-
tnct In every district. It Is not prob
nble that any county ticket will be
'nominated. The members seemed
to think that thore might possibly
be a state ticket, and many of them
announced that they would never
vote another Democratic ticket-
IN FEVER ZONE
should consider himself
Democrat or Republican.
New Orleans, Oct. 4.—To noon to
day nine new eases of yellow fever
and two deaths were reported, mak
ing the totals to date 3,081 cases
und 398 deaths.
One Death at Pensucolu.
Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 4.—One death
and one new case of yellow fever
were announced at noon today.
Thirty-five persons left for the de
tention camp which opened today.
Three New Cases at Xntchez.
Millinery Opening. Natchez, Mllss., Oct. 4.—Three new
Miss Laura Jones anounces the caae8 G f yellow fever wero reported
regular fall opening of her millinery tot j a y making tho total to date 19
cases. No deaths today.
. .Four at Vicksburg. .
Vicksburg, Oct. 4.—Four new
cases of yellow fever were reported
today making the total 130 cases.
No deaths today.
THOMAS COUNTY’S BRAG
COMPANY HOLDS ANNUAL
The Thomas county division of the
Farmers Co-operative Insurance
Company, held Its annual meeting
at the court houso here Tuesday,
morning at 11 o’clock. There were
shout two hundred of the policy hold
ers of the association In attendance.
The meeting was presided over by
Rev. A. C. Stephenson and Mr. Rob
ert Alexander Oiled his place as sec
retary. The reports showed that
the association was in a prosperous
condition aad that the cost of insur
ance to Its members was $4.10 per
thousand. This Is In marked con
trast to the usual rate of $15 per
thousand In force In most compan
ies. There are 476 mombers of the
association In the county. The old
ofllcers from President N. R. Spong
ier on down were all re-elected. In
the Ways district J. T. Sherrod takes
the place of Riley Jones who has re
moved from the district and In the
Metcalfe district A. F. Berry suc
ceeds J. B. Thomas, resigned.
The association will soon be trans
ferred to the newly organised South
Georgia Farmers' Fire Insurance As
sociation and all of the policy hold-
era In the old will continue In the
new. Col. 8. O. McLendon ex
plained the purpoae of the new aa-
soctation and ita advantages over
the old. The Incorporators of the
new company are N. L. Spongier,
& L. Neel, Remer Singletary. J. D.
Holland, Jesse Ward. Jr„ and others.
They wlU meet In this city on Octo
ber 11th to perfect organtxatlon.
It wan decided to Incorporate
Grady In tho field of action of the
new company. There was much en
thusiasm ovor the prospects of thA
now company and tho mooting
brought more farmers to town than
had been here for many weeks.
store on Broad street on Friday. Oct
ober 6. She has on exhibition a
splendid line of hats, showing all
of the latest models In vogue in the
eastern markets. The ladles of
Thomasville and Thomas county are
cordially Invited to call and Inspect
OeWItrs V5t Salvo
For PHps, Burn*, fores.
Mrs. J. B. Jemison baa returned
to Thomasville after an absence of
several months In Macon.
Mr. F. W. Brist, tho official In
charge of the local weather bureau
has sent out a monthly metereology
summary, for the month of Sep
tember as he will do on the first of
every month for the period preced
ing. The report shows the maxi
mum, minimum and mean tempora-
turo, tiro precipitation, and the char
acter of each day In the month, also
the highest, lowest and mean tem-
atmosphcrlc pressure, wind statis
tics and miscellaneous phenomonn,
and comparison with other years.
Tho figures for September are ns
95 ond the first, lowest 66 oa tho
22nd. Greatest dally range 27 on
tho 22nd, least daily range 4 on tho
28th, Mean 79. Precipitation—To
tal 6.61. Greatest In 24 hours 2.17
on the 28 and 29.
Wind—Prevailing direction north
east; total movement 3,236 miles;
average hourly velocity 4.5; maxi
mum velocity 18 miles per hour from
the southeast on the 2d.
Weather—Number of clear days,
6; partly doud7 13; cloudy 11; on
which .01 Inch or more of precau
tion occurred 11. Thnderstorms on
the 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 nnd 22.
IN THIS CITY
MACON PRESBYTERY WILL
COME HERE. MaKES DO
NATION TO YOUNG’S
Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 4.—Special to
tery Is having n most successful ses
sion hero. Last night the retiring
moderator, Rev. S. L. McCarty
preached the opening sermon. It
was a splendid discourse and called
forth favorable comment. His topic
was "The Responsibility of the Mtn-
lstry,” from the text "Lift up your
eyes and look upon the field,” John
At the session this morning the
new moderator was chosen. He la
Rev. James H. Taylor of Ylnevtlle
Church, Macon. Ths clerk lg Bar.
W. H. Frasier of Tatnall Squat*
Church, Macon. Thomasville was
chosen as the next place of meetlac
and the date Is the Tuesday after
the first Sunday In April. The mis
sionary address of the morning wan.
delivered by C. A. Rowland of Athens:
The business session was largelr
devoted to the Interests of Young’S!
Female College. The administra
tion of President V. C.. Hunt was com
mended ' In terms of the highest-
praise. The slight debt that re
mains on the new building nt the-
Instltutlon was paid by the Presby
tery. The action of the board of~
trustccB taken last August, by whM»
the control of the high school nt
Rochelle was returned to local- par- -
ties was confirmed by Presbytery
and In future all the Interest of‘Pres--
bytery will center In the college at.
Thomasville. . . . ,
The sessions of Thursday wlir fie of ‘
^ especial Interest. E. S. McFoddeni
j will be examined for the ministry'
j There wilt be a memorial service Ur
'honor o/ Rev. W. R. Owlngs, for
mer proBldcnt of Young’s College,
who died a few months ago at-Quit-
A very Important matter that will
be discussed will be the proposed,
division or the Macon Presbytery-
It now seems probable that n dlvl--
slon will bo made. A new organize--
tlon will be formed of the soutbwea--
tern part of the present territory •
and this will be augmented by thc-
addltlon of several churches from
the Savannah Presbytery. The re
maining part of the old Macon Free -■
bytery will ask for eleven ehurchaav
from the Atlanta Presbytery.
The effect of the reorganisation lr
made will be to .make both bodies
stronger and more compact.
Tho closing session of the meeting
will be held tomorrow night. The
attendance Is good and the people of
Moultrie most hospitable.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cur$>
Digests what you eat.
Boston, Ga., Oct. 3.—The Georgia
Northern Railway ran Its first pas
senger train from here today, three
days ahead of time. The,reason waa
that the people la Ptdcock and vicin
ity were going to file a bill of tnjnno- .
tlon against moving their trsda
The Georgia Northern officials heard
of It and Saturday night nnd Sunday
they had n large force of hands at
work an<^ took np all their
They ran an extra over the
Coast Line last'bight to this
thus foiling the partita- whe>
going to enjoin them-