Ll. NO. 49.
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA THURSDAY MARCH 2, 1916
$1.00 PER YEAR
htauqua. Dr. Parks
nor Nat E. Harris, Dr.
(Hardman, candidate for
Land Dr. Emory Park,
lot ot the state Board of
the three men who
fcen secured as speakers
(morning programs of the
nor Harris will deliver
Jess Thursday morning at
Irthouse, Dr. Parks will
fan address Better Babies
abridge in connection with
by show Friday morning,
(governor Harris and Dr.
an have a large number
Ids in Decatur county who
to know that they
lit the county seat. It is
their presence will
luite a crowd t.o the first
(uqua. The speaking at the
louse will be at 11 o’clock.
Parks, who will speak on
Babies, is head of the
ardof Health and is a
Ian who has taken quite
Irest in state affairs. Bet-
pies is a hobby with him.
working to better the state
kering the babies, who will
men of tomorrow.
Edition to the morning ex-
1, which will; be free, the
luqua program includes
|oon and evening numbers,
st Chautauqua talentavail-
been secured by the
Club, under whose
(ies the first annual chautau-
I be staged.
Master Johnnie Girvin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Girvin,
accidentally blew his hand off
last Friday afternoon. The lad
in some manner found and be
gan playing with some dynamite
caps, one of them which explod
ed tore his hand off.
Drs. Chason amputated the little
fellow’s fingers. Mr. and Mrs.
Girvin have the sympathy \ of
their friends in this trouble that
has come to them. Johnnie was
a very bright little fellow and it
seems a pity that he should lose
his arm at this age.
Post-Search Light Contest
Ends March 11th, at 2P. M.
JUDGE HARRELL URGED
TO RUN FOR JUDGE
8E ALBANY CIRCUIT
Friends of judge W. M. Harrell
of this county are urging him to
enter the race for Judge of the
Superior Court of the Albany
Circuit. So far Judge Harrell has
not stated whether he will run
for the place but has asked that
he be !given longer to consider
the matter before making a
That Judge Harrell would
make a strong candidate and an
able Judge is the belief of his
friends, not only in Decatur, but
throughout the circuit. The De
catur county attorney is well
known throughout the circuit
Judge Harrell was for eight
years judge of the Decatur
county city court, He is senior
member the law firm of Harrell
■ch the first not only
iht election day and the
I flood of bill collectors, but
■marked the passing of the
(ng season. Guns must be
].anq put away now or the
warden will have a merry
Inting this year has been
fthe average. Birds were
pfal and the sportsmen had
glorious times after the
P erec l tribe. But’s it’s all
[dll November now.
BEAUTY IS NO LONGER
WOMAN’S CHIEF CHARM
“Coming Down the Home Stretch” in
Neck and Neck
During this week the following vote schedule is in effect.
A COMPARISON OF VOTES
IF PAID FEB. 28. TO MAR. 4.
On payment of $ 1.00 5,400 Votes
On payment of $ 1.50 8,400 Votes
On payment of $ 2.00 12,000 Votes
On payment of $ 3.00 18,000 Votes
On payment of $ 4.00 24,000 Votes
On payment of $ 5.00 30,000 Votes
On payment of $ 6.00 37,500 Votes
On payment of $ 7.00 45,000 Votes
On payment of $ 8.00 52,500 Votes
On payment ot $ 9.00 60,000 Vote3
On payment of $10.00 75,000 Votes
MARCH 4, TO MAR. 11.
• CONTEST ENDS MAR. 11
On payment of t 1.00 3.600 Votes
On payment of $ 1.50 5,600 Votes
On payment of $ 2.00 8.0<W> Vote*
On payment of $ 3.00 12,000 Votes
Ob payment of $ 4.00 16,000 Votes
On payment of $ 6.00 20,000 Votes
On payment of $ 6.00 25,000 Votes
On payment of $ 7.00 30,000 Votes
On payment of $ 8.00 35,000 Votes
On payment of $ 9.00 40,000 Votes
On payment of $10.00 60,000 Votes
PH if MR. WATERS
David Waters, one of the
fcitizer.s of the town died
l r day night after an illness
[feral w eeks and was buried
p' afternoon in the presence
[number of friends and old
pittances and under the
E** t ^ ie Wocdmen of the
[*u. Mr. Waters has been a
D 01 ^is city and county
'number of years. He leaves
ughters and three sons to
1 ^'obe Medicine Folks left
ay f or p ensac0 ] a w jj ere
F. ™ a ke their future stay
while. These are very
^ gentlemen and we hated
l h ., tnern 'eave the city but
| 1 ern We h where-ever they
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Feb. 29—
Since the announcement that the
senior class at Vassar has decid
ed to renounce the daisy chain,
one of the oldest institutions of
of the college, the girls have
had to face explanations.
The passing of the time honor
ed custom of selecting the class
beauties to carry the daisy chain
it is now averred, represents a
radical advance in democracy in
According to one of the author
itative explainers, “The outside
world has attached too much
importance to the daisy chain,
and Vassar wants to be known
for other things as well. Besides
the custom was not in keeping
with democratic ideals,”
The asistocracy of beauty re- >
ceived a decided jolt from the j
class of 1916. It if no longer the!
first aim of woman to be beauti
ful according to Vassar’s veiw
Friends that wish to aid their favorite candidate in the race for
the $470 Ford 5 Passenger Auto, the $400 Piano, or the $100
Scholarship which The Post Search Light will give away on Satur
day, March 11, at 2 p. m. will do well to renew or subscribe NOW,
and more especially, to have that payment reach this office by
NEXT Saturday, March 4, as EACH PAYMENT gives a decidedly
greater vote per dollar paid in THIS WEEK, than will be the case
during the closing week of the race.
“COMING down the home stretch”
The candidates are coming down the home stretch, and they
are well bunched, and nobody knows WHO WILL WIN these
prizes. Every candidate that fails to win one of the three grand
prizes on March 11, and has not won a weekly special cash prize,
and turns in at least 925 in cash subscription business, will be given
10 per cent on each and every dollar the candidate personally has
You have been at a race meet where nobody but the judges
could tell which horse nosed under the wire first. Illustrative of
this contest, that is the way the hustlers are coming down the
home stretch in this race, which ENDS SATURDAY, MAR. 11. at
2 p. m. The contest positively will NOT be extended, and it will
close promptly on the closing hour. March 11, 2 p. m.
BEST WEEK YWC. *
It may interest folks to know that The Post Search Light con
test has already exceeded in cash receipts and number of new
subscriptions, that of the average contest for a town of the size ot
Bainbridge, for this stage of the race. The past week, and the
previous one exceeded any previous two weeks business, and this
in spite that one would think the ground exhausted for new sub
scriptions and renewals.
LAST $5 GOLD PIECES GOES MAR. 4.
The last special cash prize, a $5 gold piece, will go NEXT Sat
urday, Mar. 4. at 2 p. m. It will go to the candidate turning in THE
GREATEST NUMBER OF NEW SUBSCRIPTION THIS WEEK.
The $5 offered Saturday, Feb. 26, was won by Mrs. Edna Williams.
WON EXTRA VOTES.
50,000 extra votes were won last week by Mrs. Edna Williams
who turned in the GREATEST NUMBER OF NEW SUBSCRIP
TIONS, while 25,000 were won by Miss Fannie Brockett who turn
ed in the second greatest number. 50,000 extra votes were won by
Miss Fannie Brockett who turned in the greatest amount of cash
on old subscriptions, while the second greatest amount was turned
in by Mrs. Edna JWilliams who gets 25,000 extra votes. ALL
EXTRA VOTES WERE COUNTED IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE.
These are the last extra votes that will be given, and the vote
schedule for this week, and the closing week, will be as given
at the top of this column, and we draw attention to the fact that
every offer made by The Post Search Light as to the voting
schedule promulgated in our issue of Thursday, Feb. 10, lias been
faithfully carried out. Those “wisje guys” that have been saying
‘‘they will put on something BIGGER the last week” are to be dis
appointed. for the REGULAR VOTE SCHEDULE will be in effect
NEXT WEEK, which is the closing week of this race.
Following are the candidates nominated in the Post Search-
MR. W. A. JOKEY DEAD
The people of the town and
county will learn with a shock
of the death of Mr. W. A.
Mooney Tuesday night at his
home near here. Mr. Mooney
died during the night with heart
failure. He was for many years
in the employ of the city and
was known all over this section.
Mr. Mooney was an unique
character and had friends that
will learn of his death with
sorrow. He was buried Wed
OGDEN PERSONS VERY
Arthur Moore Leaves 6ig
Void In Bainbridge. Re
vival Results In Great
Blessing For Bainbridge.
Ogden Persons president of
the state senator is a popular
man in his home district. This
despite the worn out expression
"a prophet is not without honor
save in his own country.”
The people of the district Mr.
Persons represents are urging
him to allow them to send him
back to the senate, despite the
fact that it is now time for some
other county in the district to
send the senator to Atlanta.
The Barnesville News-Gazette
in a leading editorial states that
Pike county is willing to relinqu
ish all claims on the senate If
Persons will allow them to run
him as their candidate. It iB now
Pike counties time to oendthe
senator, according to the rota
tion system now in vogue.
Senator Persons is recognised
as an able man and if returned
to the senate will no doubt be
again elected president of that
EXHIBIT TRAIN COMING
WITH GEORGIA PRODUCTS
Services next Sundap will be
10 a. m. Sunday school.
11 a. m. Holy Communion and
7:15 p. m. Evening Prayer and
Everybody cordially invited.
Mr. John R. Brock, an aged
veteran but a mighty lively oid
man, the perfect picture of
health for his age was in the city
Saturday and called at the office
of the Post-Searchligt.
Miss Nell Wheeler
Miss Ona Franklin
Mrs. Telfarc Williams,.
Miss Fannie Brockett,..
Miss Rosa Swicord
Miss Autrey Mock,.....
Miss Cassie Eagerton,..
BAINBRIDGE, R. F. D. NO. 2.
Miss Zudie Mills
(Cootlnaed on Page 12
The exhibit train of the State
Chamber of Commerce will visit
Bainbridge next week and re
main here for four days. This
train is fitted out with Georgia
product sand will be sent through
west just as soon as it is shown
througherly in Georgia.
The train will be here from
March 8 to the 11 inclusive.
Large crowds have seen the ex
hibit of Georgia products in other
cities and it is believed a record
crowd will visit the cars here.
RILLED IN AUTO WRECK
Mr. Moge Barfield was killed
in an auto accident Wednesday
morning. Mr. Barnus Harrell
who was with him was badly in
jured. A Ford car turned over
with them. This accident oc-
cured above Bainbridge and near
Vada. The friends of both of
these men will learn of this
catastrope with sorrow.
Rev. A. J. Moore announced
last Sunday night that he would
have an article in this paper
this week and he came by the
office Monday morning and he
said that he would send the
article back and up to press hour
he has not sent it to us. We
make this announcement so that
those making inquiry will know
why it does not appear this week.
If he gets it to us next week we
will publish it immediately after
The serieB of revival services
conducted at the Methodist
church by Arthur Moore ended
on Sunday night. The youthful
evangelist worked his way into
the hearts of the Bainbridge by
his earnestness and sincerity.
No evangelist has visited this
city and made such an impres
sion as young Moore.
The evangelist came to Bain
bridge with very little advance
heralding. But immediately the
city realized that an interesting
man was here. At first Moore in
terested the crowd, then he gain
ed their confidence and gave
a vision of the higher duty.
The meeting here was a success
from every standpoint, and Bain
bridge is today a better city for
the visit of young Moore and his
helper Charlie Tillman. Bain
bridge has already invited him
to attend next fall when it is
more than likely he will conduct
a big mass revival for the four
proteatant churches of the city.
Martin wins for Sheriff, Drake
for Tax Receiver, Barber fot
County School Superintendent^,
Maxwell for Ordinary, Cook and
Parker for Commissioners,
O’Neal for Solicitor, County
Unit School System Defeated
was the results of yesterdays
election. A big vote was polled
and the candidates worked hard
all day long.) The interest was
very keen in the Sheriff’s and
Tax Recivers races and for a.
while it looked like the County
School Commissioners race would
be very close. Both of the old
Commissioners Messrs. Gray and
Napier were defeated for re-elec
tion by decided votes. The race
of Mr. W. R. Brown developed
wonderful strengh for the Ordin
ary’s place and he came to this
precinct with. a very decided
majority but was overcome by
the Bainbridge vote. Good feeling
prevailed all day long and while
every man worked hard there
was no disturbances at all. Wiley
Griffin ran second tor Tax Re
ceiver with Mr. Tucker a dose
The election of Mr. Funderburk
for county Treasurer was conced
ed in the event that the office
was maintained by the people
which they did. This will be the
last county election until the ex
piration ot four years. The men
running worked very hard for
their offices as they knew that
they would keep them for four
years. The race of Sheriff Martin
was very strong and it is thought
that his vote will show up much
stronger than it did two years
ago, the people maintaining the
custom of giving a man two
terms when once electing him.
Solicitor O’Neal made one of his
characteristic races, carry in g
every district in the county winn
ing by an overwhelming vote.