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T«E DOUGLAS ENTERPRISE. ■
This is the name that the
CDTphin'ed newspaper interests of
Douglas has put on to take the
places so largely and ahly filled;
by the Breeze and Gazette, and
in doing so it extends the parting
hand with feelings mingled with
sadness 'ajsd pleasure* For it is
always sad to part with any one
or any thing, that has for a long
time been a strong factor for the
advancement and progress of
your people and community.
And it is a pleasure to contemp
late the union of divided forces
that have been striving so hero
ically for the up-building of a
proud little city.
The Douglas Weekly Breeze
and the Coffee County Gazette
have'been combined, and in the
future only one paper will be is
sued in their stead, and under
the nameof the Douglas Enter
prise. The new paper will be
sent to all subscribers,of both
the old papers, and the new com
pany will carry out in good faith
all contracts for subscriptions
It will be the purpose and aim
of the new paper at all times to
stand boldly up for that which
is right, before God and man,
and we humbly ask for the de
vine guidance will always
idirect iiah nuqs-
Hrmatierial departmVnt of our
county and StateA
We shall strive to beVfair, con
servative and charitalple in all
matters except where sin and
wrong doing are khe issues, and
then we want \and expect to
speak out in unequivocal terms,
yet, will do so, with a heart of
love rather than hate- .%
If the paper, under our man
agement and control shall fall
this high standard, let
ycur criticisms be tempered
with that charity that
will lead you to come to us in
kincjjness and love and tell .is of
our error. You know we are
human, Me yourself, and it is
“human £0 err and devine to for
Now, let us all combine our
energies, brains and money for
the up-building of our proud and
plucky little city, grand old
county and glorious Southland.
We want more good people to
■ come and §etije, ampng us, and
t'.ur can 'bring them here if we.
•will let .them know the good
things we have offer them in
this Gpd-favored coWWw.
Let every citizen join us iW'r.
grand pull for'Douglas and Cof
fee county and it will not be long
before the thousands of untilled
acres in our midst will bless us
with their boundless products.
Now. I tip rny hat and say God
speed that which is good and
stamp out all that has an evil ten
J. J. Rodgers,
Editor and Manager
And now John Temple Graven,
of Atlanta, is being talked about
for the United States Senate.
Brings on more talk.
Quitman Free Frcss : It Mr.
Smith, of Oglethorpe, really wants
to marry be ought not to make his
election to the gouernorshir p con
■ Ojr TraVli,, jUqJins ii/iiat *
1 have, no apologies to* make. fo|
taking the field work for the Dong
Ds Enterprise. I like the work
•and the .Cpiwpawy offered it-to -1 n.
and 1 too If it.- ,* - v - ■> '<
Two things besides preaching I
take a delight in doing. One i
newspaper work. The other' him
migration work, —especially V B ,
when that work is to bring people
to South Georgia.
Smith Georgia is the greatest fiel(
for immigration work in the Unite!
States. !\ r o ‘-doubt about that.
People North of us tire going t
pour into this section within th,
next few years. We are all begin
ing to realize that. The count)
'hat puts on the prettiest dress and
advertises the most will be the
county to reap the richest harvest
from the thousands that are coming
Miis way, by inducing them to
settle in tier boundaries. Andwhai
a harvest it will be! A hardest of
wealth, a harvest of enterprise and
industry, a harvest of life and pluck
and energy, a harvest of those who
love education and morality and re
ligion, a harvest of as good farmers
as live on tiie earth. All the^eWill
that county and section which ad
W by not Coffee be that county ?
She has tbe climate. She has the
health record. She has tihe rail
road facilities. She has tie huO-
fa rndngHWpfg ddiejAp : ;
great timbers cut. an. ’ Tying
ready for the home seeiccr.'
The poor farmers in North Geor
gia and other sections where the
lands are so high they* can never
own a home, will come if they are
told about this section. Of course
they will come. They* will come
for their own selves, and they will
come for the future of their pre
cious children, but don’t doubt l heir
coming. Only tell them what vou
have had and they will come and be
your meighbors, and better neigh
bors are not known in this world
than the average Georgia farmer.
One thing 1 wanted ?his work
for, is to go Over CotHe county,
section by section, I’roß’ time to
time, and see what the farmers of
Coffee county are doing. We
want to send thousands of copies
of the paper outside of South Geor
gia so that people in other sections
may know what can be done on
Coffee county farm lands. Ir. this
connection I ask the co-operation
and help of every one in C 'ifee
county who wants to see his county
bound foward in enterprise as site
has never done before.
kefs talk Coffee county. Let’s
advertise her, and results will
Agaat U> tfte* Dongia
Enterprise tii • beW"county weekly
paper in the state. I wmt 1 very
lover of Coffee county to wont tor
both, county and paper. Build up
your paper and it will be a mighty
factor in building up your county.
Let’s talk also for improvements
among ourselves. We have good
churches and schools already, but
let’s talk and work for better times.
Then let’s have better roads, and
bridges, and let beautify *4>iy
homes and improve our farms.
When we do these things, we will
be as happy and contented as any
people the stars of Heaven ever
shown upon, and the stranger,
passing t Trough, will be charmed
by the happiness, love and content
ment. Nothing would induce him
to go futhcr. He would stop.
And that’s what we want.
P. B. Buti.kk.
Douglas, Gm, October.l9os.
Letter From Pension .Commissioner
Hex. \\ . P. Ward : Dear Judge
—Replying to yours of recent date,
vhich bits to me
ere, where I am-.at work on pen
Die class of Indigent Pensioners
s allowed.*his pension as
>y law—to those soldiers 'who,
rom Age and Poverty—lnfirmity
md Poverty Blindness and Poverty
, —Poverty being the basis of each
lass, poverty and indigence being
the same—and applies to one who
s not the owner of any property
-f any* kind of any value.
No man -c*n be allowed the indi
gent pension who is the owner of
iroperty of any value—must be a
it subject f or the Almshouse—it is
illowed to keep him from the Alms
muse. This rule applies to Indi-
K nt widows as Well usto Indigent
Age and Poverty—lf a man
s 6S years old and over he is not
required to work—but pension is
bowed if be h.s no property;, no
income, - . '
Infirmity arid.Poverty—Where a
nan is under 68 years, has no prop
erty and by reason of infirmity
'.annot earn his support at any
And of labor, which must be prov
en. lie will be allowed a pension.
Blindness and Poverty—Applies
to one of age who was a soldier
md is now blind and has no .prop
erty or income.
All these classes must show as
nucli as six months actual military
service in the confederate army or
>f the organized tnalicia of thjs
•state and have been honorably
b-icl; urged. There must be a se/S2|
"Hot suflh-udere’d v. ith fits comn^^M
iftne end of the war he must
honorably account for his absence
from command at surrender before
a pension can be allowed to him.
J. W. Lindsey,
» Pen. Com.
It seems from the above that
persons who apply for pensions
who have property will stand a
poor show to get a pension.
New Methodist Church.
The member of the Methodist
church are planing to build, in
the near future, a magnificent
church on modern Such a
church as our town neßls with
ample Sunday school rooms and
other conveniences that modern
church work demands.
The following gentlemen have
been appointed as a building com
mittee, and their well known busi
ness qualifications and success is
guarantee that the building will
: be first-class in every particular:
Messrs. W. W. McDonald, John
McLean, Frank Sweat, B. Peter
son, W. P. Ward- These gentle
men will employ a completent
architect at once and secure plan."
and specifications, and bids will
lie asked for the erection of the
building. Every single member
seems to be anxious to do their
part and willing to contribute
iifcerally to the funds for the
work The ladies of the church
are thoroughly organized, and no
wjaere will you find a more en
ihusiastic and enterprising set of
woman than those in the I louglas j
Methodist church, and they are j
behind the men urging them to
pean great things, and this as
sures success, for what our good
women set their hands and hearts
on is certain to come to pass.
Mav God bless the church in her
The Waycross Daily Herald re
ports that four gentlemen of Mc-
Donald. in this county, were
visited last Saturday by revenue
officers and made to pay retailers
license because they had been order
ing whiskey for persons in their em
ploy. Every man must do bis
own ordering or pay for being so!
rciever and accommodating.
Conrthoase News Notes.
BY W. P. W.
* • • • *> -; .*
.Mrs. Samanjtha Paulk has-been
appointed guatdian of thejiVrson
and property- of J. E. Peterson’s
children. 1 * ‘ ’ •
Dr. D. Hy Meeks has applied
for the guardianship of the prop
erty of. Dan VV.,Lott’s children..
The property belonging to the
estate of Dan W. Lott sold last
Tuesday, and brought nearly
Mr. Daniel Gaskins, Sr., will
sell a good lot of* real estate be
longing to the esthte ef Joel Gas
; kins, deceased, next month.
The administrator hopes to be
able to pay every dollar of the
! estate’s indebtedness soon.
The County commissioners
I have fixed the tax rate of Coffee
! County for State and County
taxes at one dollar per hundred
for this fiscal year.
The electric lights in the court
house are a great convenience,
All pension papers have been
sent to Atlanta, and will be passed
upon by the PensionjCommission
er within the next two months.
■Couptv F/iiV A 1 -. _
*Tmr busineKv is TaKing”o( t
huge proportions already.
It will ue more liKs' a SiafiTFair
than a county Fair.
Judging from numerous inquir
ies coming in, there will be some of
the finest races. as well as the finest
horses ever seen in South Georgia.
Let every district in the county
organize at once and get down to
business for the Fair. Dont wait
foi anybody. Just get to gather
and organize and let the secretary
know how much space is wanted.
Some think Tanner.s district
will take the prize for the big bog.
Others say Douglas will get it. It
is claimed that each hog will go
over 800 pounds.
Every bidv must arrange to bring
the very biggest things, the liveat
things, and the greatest curiorities
they have to the Fair, especially do
we want the very finest exhibit of
cattle, hogs and poultry. Write to
the Secretary and let him know
what you have to enter.
The General Advertising Agent
will start out at once to advertise
Great crowds are coming from
Middle and North Georgia to the
Coffee county Fair. Lets make it
tile*grandest agricultural and live
stock display they have ever seen.
Broxton district is arranging to
capture fir.-t prize at the coming
Fair. Tanner’s district is arrang
ing for the same thing and a mag
rificent display will be here from
eacii of those district. Now let
J* aer districts fall in line and ti\
to get ahead ot Tanner and Broxton
Guysie is preparing for an exhib
it at the Big Coffee Count Fair.
Being in another county they can
not compete for prizes but they
say they are going to beat Coffee
county with a display any how
Let’s welcome Guysie, but not let
*etn beat us.
It has been said by those who
heard it last Monday that the
Judge’s charge to the Grand Jury
when he opened court was most full
SI.OO p£r i\amim
. ■ • *'•*_« *
busy week in court
The First Week of Coffee County Su
perior Court- October T&trn, 1905.
• The regular fall, tertntef the
Superior Court opened Monday
morning, with Judge TU*A. Par
ker presiding, and the regular
officers of the court all* in their
proper places. Judge Parker’s
charge to the Grand Jury, of
which Mr. W. B. Bellinger is
foreman was an especially, able
one. Following is a. ligt of the
cases disposed'of this week:
Garbutt Lumber Co. vs. J. M.
Denton, injunction, consent ver
Irwin Fitzpatrick’, admr., vs.
Mary E. Farrant, admr. eject
ment, verdict for defendant.
Lula Moss vs. Geo. Moss, di
vorce, verdict for plantiff.
Mrs. Alma Lott vs. Elias Hin
son, admr., judgement for plain
Wm. and A. Fussell vs. A.
F ussel and I). McLean, specific
performance, non suit.
W- T. Bufford vs. Minnie C.
Bufford. verdict for plaintiff.
Spivey j vs. Spivey\ divorce,
verdict Mr plaintiff. ,
Bowmafti vs. Bowmah, divorce
.•ick agaijpWiiftrkit ' in'
county* withdrawn, after one of
gone to tri»i and ver
dict for defense was returned.
The State vs. Frank Giddens,
selling whiskey, fine SIOO to in
Two bills against A. Corbitt
nol pressed on payment of costs.
Annie B. Davis vs. Mark Hall,
complaint for land, verdict for
I. H. Corbitt for use E. D.
Newbern, judgement for plain
i Elisha Turner vs. Mary Turner
j divorce, verdict for defendant.
Lewis Vickers vs. Winnie Sel
jlers, complaint for land, consent
Winnie Sellers vs. Lewis Vick
ers, complaint, consent Verdict.
Buck & Downing vs. Nichols
Mfg. Co., damages, judgement
Several other cases were called,
dismissed and withdrawn. Court
adjourned Thursday afternoon
until next Monday morning.
Sam Small's Lecture.
The lecture, “His Majesty, the
Devil." delivered at the Audito
rium Thursday evening by Rev.
Sam Small, the noted evangelist,
was well attended and heartily
enjoyed. This was the first en
tertainment of the season, and if
Douglas can continue ti bring
such accomplished stars of the
platform as Mr. Small, life will
come far nearer being worth
County veterans and others will
meet at Court house at noon on
Thursday. Oct. 12. Important
T. C. Allen,