VOL XXIII KOI)
VIENNA, GA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 loot
$1 YEAK IN ADVANCE
To the Hon. Z. A. Littlejohn, judge
of the Superior Court:
We, the grand jurors drawn and
sworn for the September Term of
Dooly County Superior court 1004,
beg to present the following pre
County Farm and Alms House.
We And everything in very good
shape, except a chimney in the
colored department, which we re-
•commeud to beJ>prn down and re
built at oncdfaM it is in bad shape.,
We also recommend tha* a wire
fence be run on the « ea8t 8 ide of the
farm, as the f^nce on that side is
in very ^ 1U J condition. We also
.recommend that a well be dug close
’to the dining room in the white
inmates’yard. We also think it
advisable that the ordinary buy
beef or pork for tho-inmates, from
the country or wherever he can get
it the cheapest, as they seom to be
in need of •something of this kind.
We fin.d that our jail is in need
bf some re pan", 8 ' v ^ z: t he lower
Cells are unsafe in places, caused
by continuous rust, ana »T e rGCOm ‘
mend that they be repairedafl ea. 1 *^
as practicable. We also recommend
that the roof and cells be repainted
at once, as the rust will injure them
more ijmn the cost of the painting.
We And the courthouse in good
condition, except two leaks in the
roof, which we think would be ad
visable to repair at once.
From the report of the commit
tee, composed of M. E. Rushin and
C, R. Morgan, appointed to exam
ine the books of the county officers,
we beg to submit the following:
To the Hon. Grand Jury:
We find everj’thing in a satisfac
tory condition. We find a healthy
increase in taxable returns fur
1904 of $882,859.00. The total
taxable property for this year is
$4,500,950.00. Of this amount our
colored citizens pay taxes on
$245,700.00, an increase over last
year of $88,959.00. The white poll
of the county is 2255, colored 1776.
We find that our city court lias
disposed of considerable business
within the last six months. It has
practically kept our jail clear, and
has turned over to our Qounty
•Treasurer $1,800.00, arising from
hire of convicts. This amount ex
ceeds the funning expenses of this
court by several hundred dollars.
We note some improvement in
the treasurer’s books. In this office
we find everything alright; vouch
ers for each and every expenditure;
amount on hand $8,518.05.
We find the books of record in
the offices of the ordinary and clerk
to be neatly kept, and items prop
In the office of the county school
commissioner we find vouchers for
all expenditures. There is a small
balance on hand of $284.85.
The road commissioners of the
several districts should furnish the
ordinary or county commissioners
lists of those in their respective
districts who are liable for road
duty. The whites and colored
should be Jrept separate, with their
We find that we have ten good
mules, 6 wagons,one road machine,
two wheel scrapes, several 2’-horse
plows, and ,o,ther implements, such
ias shovels, picks, axes, hoes, etc.
M. E. Rushin,
, C. R. Morgan,
Report of Ordinary.
Vienna, Gn„ Sept, a, 1904,
J. D. Hargrove, ordinary Dooly county,
In account with Dooly county. New. Road
Law work to date.
To amt. reev’d from First D. $ 795-05
" " Second D. 1,714061
" “ Third D. 884.83
** " Unadilla D, 2,079.19
“ " PinehurstD. 1,092.18
“ ” Findlay D. 1,049.63
To 11 4
“ *' Sixth D. 1,537-55
*' “ Seventh D. 3.560.32
•1 “ Ninth 1>. 1,152.96
“ “ Cordele D. 4,383.78
“ •> ConejoD. 1,842.45
•• •• Eleventh D. 1,610.44
“ “ Thirteenth D. 1,755.95
’• “ 14U1D, 2,060.69
Total amount of Receipts, $25,519.07
Gentlemen of the Grand Jury: I beg
submit to you the following
By ain’t paid out for First D. 831.11
“ “ “ Second D. 1,707.25"
0 .• .< Third D. 633.92
“ '• “ UnadilluD. 1,342.69
•< u « Pinehurst D. 1,120.63
“ “ “ Findlay D. 867.85
<> •• “ Sixth D. 1,066.84
“ “ “ Seventh D. 2,659.71
" “ “ Ninth D, 938.35
“ •• “ Cordele D, 3,930.27
“ “ “ Coney D, 1,272,28
*• “ “ nth D. 1,399-59
“ •' '• 13U1D. 1,680.86
“ “ “ 14th!). 2,115.10
Total anit. of disbursement ffI^ 66
Balance on hand $3,952,62.
Total amt. of disbursements $21,018.22
Balance on hand Sept. 6, ’04 $3>5«3>°S
D. A. .Taylor, Treas. D. C.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
thls9thdayol September, 1904.
V 1>. Haroroyk, O. D. C.
Report of Co. School Commissioner.
To the Honorable Grand Jury, Dooly
County Superior Court, September term
The following Is a report ol the school
funds .received and paid out by me since
To balance on hand ♦ >24.53
To amount received from State
School Commissioner 9,180.26
Total Amount borrowed from
By amt paid teachers
Board members 40.00
E.G.G.eene (Salary) 583.00
Office Furniture 100:00
Bld’g. school houses 50.00
* Conducting Institute 5.00
Cash Book 2.50
Total Disbursements $15,006.44
J. D. Hargrove, Ordinary'.
To balance on hand 334-35
E. G. Grkknf., C. S. C., D. C
Notary Publics and Ex-Officio Justice
of The Peace.
Upon investigation we find all
| dockets iti fi guoa con-
Sworn to and subscribed before nie, I ditioti, and WG fcfiOOWmend that
this 9th day of September, 1904.
R. E. Harris, Clerk Gland Jury.
Report of Treasurer,
To amount of cash on hand Feb
ruary term, 1904 $18,328.52
To amount received from F. J.
Lewis, T, C. IX C 3,481.73
To amount received from R. E.
Park, State Treasurer 921.02
To amount received from D. L.
Henderson, J. CL C 1,800.00
Total amount 'on hand, less
By commissions on receipts of
$6,202.75 at 1^ $ 77.54
By commission on disbursement _
of $6,175.91 at 2% 154.4olrendered at this session.
By commission on disbursement n We further recommend that R.
wlSSSW'&aj* ,8 !;§P- and J. 0 Hamilton be
By disbursements 20,599.75ja a Pl )0 mted a coinmit tee to examine
H."A. Smith bo appointed f* 110 ’
ceed himself to fill the vacancy to
occur in the 14th district.
We recommend that W. II.
Page be appointed a member of
the Board of Education to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation
of J. H. Bedgood.
We recommend that the $921.02
convict hire, as shown in the re
port of our treasurer, be appro
priated to the public school fund.
We further recommend that the
clerk of this body, R. E. Harris,
be paid $10.00 for extra service
officers, and report on same to our
next Grand Jury, and that they
bo paid $2.00 per day for their
Wo further recommend that the
salary per diem for the ensuing
Jurors be the same as it is now,
Wo recommetid! that the follow
ing names be added to the pauper
list, and that they draw the
amounts per month opposite their
names as specified,
Whites,—*Mrg,E. B, Smith,$5;
Mrs. Nipper, $8; Mrs. Martha
Purvis, $8; Wm, Bowen,,5.
Culorku—Dan Blount and wife,
$8; Lucinda Culpepper, $1.50;
Sam Hall, $2.
Wo further recommend that tho
amount ris drawn by Sarah Kinsey
(white) be increased from $8 to $5,
and that Robt. Penny (white) be
dropped from the pauper’s list.
Wo recommend that the follow
ing bridges be constructed:—One
across South Prong creek, Unadilla
district, on public road leading
from Unadilla to Hawkinsyiille,
road near D. W. Harvard’s pjaeo.
One across Cedar creek at Polo
ford, 10th district, near Mra. J. Z.
Slade’s place. One aoross Camp
oreok at Hook’s ford, Unadilla
district, near Wm, Hoqfc’s place.
Board of Commissioners of Roads
pursuant to an Aot of the Legis
lature’ or9ft *° a Bonjd of Com-
$ Roads and Revenues
vhich W fo e
Cotton piokiug is up to 60 oonts,
and all who lo ve to piok arc trying
We avo glad to welcome Mr.
Avery and family, of ncarMt. Ver
non, who movod horo last week.
Wo have no doubt but that they
will bo useful to tho ohuroh aid
Wo liato vary much to give up
Mr. and Mm. R. II. Molton, who
movod to Vienna last wock.
Wo bad tho pleasure of listening
to a very excellent sermon preached
horo by Rev. J. D, Norris last Sun
day evening and Roy. Higgs Sun
We ;»ro requested by Rev, J. D.
Norris to say that ho would be glad
to meet the membership of his'
ohuroh horo next Sunday evening to
hold a church conference and ap
point delegates to tho association.
Services will bo hold by Rov. Gris-
well, and confcronoo immediately
Miss Luclleii Melton left hero
Monday for Pollock, La., where
she will spend some time with hor
uncle, Dr. Melton. She carried
with hor the best wishes of her
Messrs. Ed. Pollock, Joe Sims
and Berk Dixon returned from a
trip to Florida Monuay, whore thoy
visited Lakolaud and other places
of interest. They report having &
very pleasant time. Pansy.
for this county, in 4 (
empowered to elect three
free-holders of this county to serve
on said Commission, we have elect
ed tho following: W. A. Greer,
for a term pf one year; D. W. Har
vard, for a term of two years and
W. C. Hamilton, for a torm of
We approve of the purchase of
the typewriter, having been made
by the Clerk of Superior Court,
and already paid for.
We recommend that these pro
sentments be published in tho
The round bale presses are out of
business temporarily, but Vienna is
still paying good prices for cotton;
Bring your cotton' to the VIENNA
COTTON OIll COMPANY to be giri-
ned. Their girts make the best sam- j
pies that are put on the market here; J
They double the weight^ of your lint <
and blow your seed in. You are not' J
troubled about re-wieghing or loss in t
THEY-BUY SEED WET
OR DRY AND PAY GOOD
PRICES FOR THEM ALL
THE TIJTE. : : THEIR
EXCHANGE BASIS FOR
MEAL ; AND HULLS IS
Give thim your business
and be thoroughly satis
fied^ September 14th.
Pbookand^coidsof ^ “ n ° W8 ^P“ 8 . o£ «>»»*
1 — — J : having a bonifide circulation, ami
[ that the publishers bo paid tho
i sum of $5.00 each for the publi
We wisli to thank our courteous
Solicitor pro-tom, Mr. W. W.
Dykes, for his assistance to this
body, and the faithful discharge
of his duties.
Wo also wish to express our ap
preciation for the Court’s able
and earnest charge to this body,
clearly setting'out the duties and
responsibilities- ati our hands, also
for his faithful and impartial
J. O. Hamilton, Foreman.
R. E. Harris, Clerk.
W. I. Butler, Geo. W. MoLen-
don, T. E. Gleaton, A. P. Gaines,
A. B. Davis, M. J. Mikel, D. W.
Harvard, M. V. Peavy, W. W.
Collins, C. H. Roberts, J. E.
Brown, W. B. Johnson, J. S. Shep
pard, J. O. James, J. M. Wade, J.
B. Ryals, R. J-< Bunkley, J. R.
Bridges, J. C. Mercer, T. J. Slade.
Read in open court and ordered
filed on record. Let the present
ments be published as requested.
Z. A. Littlejohn-; J.S.C.S.W.C.
W. W. Dykes, Shl-Pirotem, S.W.C.
Many of the simple little silk
dresses owe their - charm to under-
sleeves and chemuett of lace.
The annual o( Moiitlf
Georgia Musical Convention was
held Saturday and Sunday at Fleas-
Pleasant Valley tVrts fully nelsalf
and equal to tho occasion) with
plenty of dinner for the 1600 poo-
pie who attended Sunday. Good
order prevailed and everybody had
a good time.
The next convention. will bo at
Pme Ridge, about five miios north-
cast of Vienna, near Findlay. The
t’nic of meeting next year will bo
in October, a month later than this
-J. B. Folds was elected uresi-
dent, Dock Smith vice president
and W. A. Ilall sei-retary.
will he at the following places
for the purpose of collecting stato
and county taxes for the year 1904:
1st Dist, Oct. 4, Oct. 20, Nov. 10.
2nd Dist. Oct. 6, Oct. |24,Nov. 11,
Unadilla, Oct. 6, Oct. 26,Nov. 14.
Pinehurst, Oct. 7, Oct. 90, Nov. 15.
Findley, Oct. 10, Oct. 27, Nov. 16.
3rd Dist, Oct. 11, Oot. 28, Nov. 17.
0th Distriot, Oot. 81, Nov, 18.
9th Dist, Oct. 13, Nov. 1, Nov. 21.
10th Dist, Oct. 13,Nov. t,Nov, 23.
Cordele, Oot. 14, Nov. 8, Nov. 23.
11th Dist, Oot. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 28.
18th Dist, Oot. 18, Nov. 8,Nov. 29.
14th Dist, Oct. 19, Nov. 9,Nov. 30.
Lilly Deo. 1; 2nd DiBtriot, court
house, Dec. 2nd; EmeriohDeo. 5th;
Snow Dec. 0th; Sanders’ store ia
morning and Etheridges in evening
of December 7th; Tippettville Deo.
8th; Sibley Dec. l$tb; Dakota Deo.
18th; Cordele Deo. 14th.
I will be in Vienna every Satur
day. Books close December 19th.
F. J. LEWIS, T. D.
This year a touch of bright oolor
is frequently seen to brighten up
( he all, white frook.