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BAINBRIDQE, DECATUR COUNTY. OEORQIA, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 9, 1903.
$1.00 YEAR IN ADVANCE.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OK DECATUR COUNTY AND CITY OK BAINBRIDQE.
Primary Q« iet -
primary election called
"utive committee was
sday and passed off
votes only being cast,
was sharp between
candidates and it took
, nt to determine the
D, C. Gurley led the
only 3> out o£ the
cast, Dr. Gordon Cha-
cond 241 votes - J ohn
10, C. W. Wimberley
Callahan 163 and L. F.
Entertained at Hearts.
eceived their vot^s in
e order: W. A. Wheel-
McCaskill 143, H. B.
, T, S. Hawes 112, W.
105. E J. Willis, for
lived 271 votes; he hav-
e about the polls was
if happening to mar
der prevailing. Many
e made during the day
ult some considerable
loin is said to have
ands, One noticeable
hose who gathered at
s and listened to the
;he tickets, was the fact
of men seemed to have
for by any party. This
time in a long while
ters have been left to
aldermen singly and
ga number of candi-
running on his own
with the people. With
seems to have been a
vea complete change
d of aldermen and they
ed to have voted en
swmen. However this
option and not the rule,
-ral election will be held
when the candidates of
! will be put in the field
On Tuesday evening at her
home on College street Mrs. Allan
Ramsay entertained a number of
young people in compliment to
her ?uest, Miss Hightower, of
Valdosta. Hearts that ever new
and popular game was the feature
of the evening and easily proved
the most interesting and absorbs
ing method of entertainment that
could have been devised. Miss
Caiborn, the lovely guest of Mrs.
J. I, Subers, showed herself the
most proficient in the fascinating
amusement, bearing off the ladies
prize, a pair of embroidery scissors.
The gentleman’s prize a silver
match safe was unanimously
awarded Mr. Gordon Bower as bes
ing the most successful in the field
of hearts. Mrs. J. I. Subers was
delightfully consoled with a pretty
After the delivery of the prizes
dainty refreshments were served
and the remainder of the evening
was spent most pleasantly—
doubtless in the discussion , of
Cupid's favorite pastime. So
perfectly entertained were all
those present an^ so very loth to
leave, that the wee small hours
were rapidly appi oaching ere they
wished the hostess good night,
thanking her for a thoroughly en
last week a female con-
td from a camp near
ad so reports say, was
based by hound dogs
hours. Of course a
>uld not be treated thus
or gia, and we therefore
call the matter to the
d the recently self-des
tociety for the Proven*
adtv to Female Con*
' st that the matter be
nvestigated and a writ'
returned. If this does
' tllen w e would respect
£s ‘ t0 t£le next general
lhat a resolution be
““ding that no female
Rafter be chased
°S S in Georgia.
* lsn 1 just about as
13S l he action of a re*,
“ve body in a certain
ae In the present
ca Pe chanced to be a
C1 ety, but suppose it
W , woman instead?
n have escaped from
itne p ast
lns ' t0 the rescue !
^ t° decide whether the
,ym S Possum.--
We understand that there,
strong probability that Cairo, that
thriving Thomas county town,
is soon to have a newspaper all
The fact is that Cairo has been
putting on quite a city appearance
recently. It will be remembered
that a bill was passed by the last
legislature allowing a vote by the
citizens as to whether they should
issue bonds for the installation of
a modern water works system, to*
getber with electric lights.
Cairo has the reputation of be
ing the largest syrup market in
the country at the head of which
industry may be found those ex*
cellent gentlemen, the Wight
Bros, and W. B. Roddetiberry.
These men are doing a great deal
for their section in creating a mar
ket and they richly deserve the
success, they are achieving in that
New Process for Making Turpentine.
W. W. Sharpe and B. F. Moore
have ordered by wire a “destruc*
tive” turpentine plant of the Stand
ard Turpentine company of New
York, and just as soon as the.plant
can be installed they will begin the
extraction of turpentine from the
fat light-wood and pine roots in
Thomas Dixon, the lecturer and
novelist, is president of the Stand
ard Turpentine company and all
the stockholders but two are said
to be southern men.
It is claimed that the Krug
method will distill a charge in
A Singing Convention.
President B. R. Houston of the
Flint River Singing Convention
requests us to announce that the
next meeting of the organization
will be held with the Baptist
church at Colquitt, Ga„ on Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday before
the fourth Sunday in October. A
cordial invitation to all is extended
the attendance, is expected to be
A Frightful Accident.
One of the most regretable in
cidents that has happened in the
city in a long while occurred Wed
nesday evening about four o’clock
when Dr. J. D. Chason fell through
the elevator shaft in the Bon Air
Hotel and was seriously injured.
The news of the accident became
mmediately known and those who
were about the court house where
the electic' was in progress has
tened to the scene. Dr. T. M.
McIntosh, of Thomasville, was
mmediately telegraphed for and a
pedal train was run from that
place to bring him. An examina*
tion followed his arrival, the in*
jured man was carried to his home
on a stretcher and the news from
his bedside is tojthe effect that he
will not be able to get out again
within many weeks. The accident
was occasioned by an open door
to the elevator through which the
doctor stepped supposing that the
elevator was there. Carelessness
in the elevator boy in not closing
the door as he carried the elevator
up is responsible. The fall was
only about ten feet but as it was
so unexpected and as the doctor
fell backward he had no chance to
break the force of his fall. He
landed on his hip which was badly
crushed and his leg fractured. The
wounded man is resting as well as
could be expected.
The regret over the occurrence
is universal in the town and the
news will be received in the same
manner over the entire county.
Marriage Near Recovery
On Wednesday evening at three
o’clock at the home of the bride’s
]larents near Recovery, Mr. LeRoy
Johns was married to Miss Mattie
Wilson, one of the most popular
young ladies of that section. Rev.
C. E. Boland performed the cer
emony in the presence of many
The groom is the son Mr. M. C
Johns and is a young man of so*
W habits industrious and honora
ble. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Wilson who
live near Recovery.
The Search Light wishes for
them a full measure of happiness
and success in the days to come
as well as those that are now.
To Wed Next Sudsy.
Chances for New Road.
The Hawkinsville and Florida
Southern Railway has been pur
chased outright by the Brunswick
The H. & F. S. extends from
Hawkinsville 55 miles in a south
westerly direction. It will he re*
membered that some months ago
officers ot this road were in Bain-
bridge and made a proposition for
the extension of their road to this
city. Citizens committees were
appointed to raise the necessary
money and secure right of way to
the Mitchell county line. Little
progress was made, however, and
the matter has been at rest.
Now that the B. & B. has ac*
quired the property it is a matter
ter of speculati »n as to what st< i-a.
if any, they will take in this direc*
tion. They are very aggressive in
buying and building new roads
and now own and opeiate 195
miles. If the matter of extension
to Bainbridge should be brougli*
to their notice it would no doubt
receive their favorable considera
The country through which it
would pass is rich in resources
and one that badly needs a rail*
road to develop them. Bainbridge
would certainly profit greatly by
the extension and secure another
Coudl Fixes Tax Rate.
The city council met at regu
lar monthly session last Monday
night. The most important mat
ter considered was the fixing of
the tax rate for the present year.
Assessments of all city property
had been made and the tax books
made up accordingly. They show
the total taxable property of Bain
bridge to be #1,600,000, an in
crease of about #200,000 over last
year, which is an excellent show-
ot the city’s prosperity and
The needs for revenue for all
departments of the city govern
ment was Considered and a rate of
eight mills or #800 on the $1,000
was fixed, as being sufficient to
“ •<" demands. The rate is
the same as last year.
It was ordered that the fax
books In opened for the payment
of taxes on October 15th, and re
main open until December 15th.
On the latter date they are to be
positively closed and executions
issued against all defaulters.
No other business of public in
terest was transacted.
Death Sunday Last.
Duncan McRae and Jim McAr
thur charged with complicity in
the mu r der of Jas. Bird, .in this
county, and for whom there was a
reward of #150 each, were caught
in Florida last week and have
been landed in the Bainbridge jail.
This still leaves at large another
of the crowd of five who shot and
killed Jas. Bird Christnas before
last in the public road near Whig*
ham. Joan Hines was tried at
the last term of the superior court
and sentenced to a life term in the
penitentiary; while Bill Grant was
tried on the same charge and sen
tenced to bang. A motion was
made for a new trial in Grant’s
case but it was denied, and he will
probably hang some time dn De
Cards are out announcing the
marriage of Mr. George Robert
Donalson to Miss Lilia Clark, the
marriage to occur next Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock in the Bap
tist church, Iron City, Ga.
The bride to-be is the daughter
of Mrs. John J. Clark, who lives
near Iron City, while Mr. Donal
son is the son of Mr. Carter Don
alson, of Pine Hill district. He is
well known in Bainbridge, where
for some time he resided, and
where he has many friends who
will feel an interest in his ap
Vagrant Law Enforced.
On Sunday evening last in Ken
drick’s district, Mr. W. A. Kirk*
land was wedded to Miss Annie
Belle Covington at the home of
the bride’s parents. Rev. John
Swain, of Brinson, performed the
ceremony which was witnessed by
a host of friends ot the bride and
groom. With these we join in
wishing them happiness.
The authorities of north and
middle Georgia have been enforc*
ing the vagrant laws and as a con
sequence the farmers of that sec
tion have been paying 35 cents
per hundred for picking cotton, in
some places the prices ranging as
high as 40 cents. In this county
there seems to be little disposition
on the part of officers of the law to
bring the vagrants to justice,
though the law charges them with
this especial duty. Our farmers
have been forced to pay and are
now paying as high as 60 cents
per hundred pounds, and have been
unable at that figure to secure
hands. We do not believe that it
will be difficult for our readers to
figure out the trouble here. Then
what about the remedy? The leg
islature placed it at our door and
unless the officers of the law and
the courts enforce it we had better
strike it from the books forever.
Our entire community was
shocked and saddened on Sunday
evening last by the announcement
of the death ot Miss Mittie Bates,
at her home in this city, after an
illness of some duration.
For several months her health
had been poor and her friends and
family entertained fears that she
might not recovei. The direct
cause of her death was a se
vere attack of gastric fever, and
accompanying complications. Her
remains were buried in the cem
etery in this city.
Deceased was the eldest daugh
ter of our tax collectoi, W. M.
Bates—she leaves a sister, Mrs.
D. T. Williams and a brother, Mr.
E M. Bates, of Pelham. She was
loved and honored by the entire
city. With a generous and sym
pathetic disposition and with a
Christian heart it might be said of
a truth that her life was a perfect
and constant pleasure to her rela
tives and friends. She was until
death a devout member of the
Methodist church, and by her
christian example at all times has
been a blessing to her church and
Moaday’s Meeting of Commissioners.
At Monday’s meeting ot the
county commissioners the archi
tect, Alexander Blair, was paid in
full for his services during the con
struction of the new court bouse.
The contractor, Mr. Ittner, of At
lanta, was paid all but #1,000.00,
which was held back because of
steel vault doors which have not
yet arrived. As soon as these
arrive the board will hold a meet
ing and pay up this amount also.
The meeting will probably be held
some time next week, The build
ing is now only awaiting the new
Harris’ Niokel plate Show is
beaded for Bainbridge, and John
Butler reasons tfast with a dune he
will taxe his best feminine friend te
the grant circus.