€)fye Douglas Enterprise.
DOUGLAS PRINTING CO.. Pkoimmetoks.
JOSEPH J. RODGERS . EDITOR.
Entered at the Post-office in Douglas; Ga., as second-class mail matter
S AT UR DAY, OCTOBER 7th, 1905.
Official Orgaa of Coffee Covmft;/.
President Roosevelt will \ i>it
the State Fail , of North Carolina,
and Alabama during the present
month. The managements did
well to secure tins attraction.
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A California paper says bad
water kills as many people as bad
whishey docs. Dot. t believe it,
and then you don’t buy water by
the pint, anyway.
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Solicitor John W, Bennett is be
ing spoken of as Mr. W. G. Brant
ley’s successor. Won’t the boys
be kind enough to wait until .Mr.
Brantley is dead or out of the way
before they fill his shoesr
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The manager of the California
airship that has been secured for
the fair at Macon, will kindly al
low one man a day to go up with
him. Here is a chance for some
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wl'he barbecue to be given to the
arrwiy of Smiths that will gather in
Mavion on Smith Day, Oct. 28th,
during the fair, will be a monster.
The congest for the prizes for the
tallest, shortest, ugliest and other
«orts of sVnhhs will be spirited.
A dispatch from Hot Springs,
Ark., states that B. 11. McDowell,
late defaulting cashier of Broxton,
has surrendered a nd confessed his
guilt. The $2000,(X) he was said
to have taken has been spent.
I he bank looses nothing.
Hon. lom Watson has come out
editorially, in his magazine, for
Don. Hoke Smith. There is one
thing to be observed ip jvi r. Wat
xon’s announcement, n d that is
that he is perfectly hoitest and can
did in Ins opinions.
The State Fair at Atlanti
be the most elaborate exhibi ts*
of the products of Gecfrgta, stock 1
cattle Ac., ever held, and Frank 1
Weldon, the secretary, wants every I
one to come. He has even sent]
this office a pocket book, but it
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Moultrie Observer: The Val
dosta Times is trying to palm o f al
um on hunters and fishermenjas a
cure for snake bite. All true
sports ktvw what is good for snake
bite and they ill stick to the old
remedy. The Times will have to
take its own alum.
This paper said, last week that
Hon. Spencer R. Atkinson should
be appointed Chief Justice of the
Supreme court and now it is no
ticed that there are several seconds
to that mot ion. The gentle ma n
spoken of is very popular and quite
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The Summer is past, vacation is
over, the lawyers and Judges are
holding court all over the country,
politicians arc busy, county Fairs
will soon be open, cotton is being
picked, somebody is tuning the
fiiddle, and the boys and girls are
for the dance. Promenade all!
W hen Fresi lent Roosevelt left
his lesidence town last Saturday*
for \\ asuingion city his neigl bors
sang “God be With You ’Till we
Meet Again.” Those people nui-t
have thought he needed extra pro
tection while among the political
wolves of the metropolis,
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l There will be an ail day singing
'of old fashioned -ongs at the State
%Fair tiris month, in Atlr.nta. Of
course these people can sing round
and shaped notes, and one hard
shell Baptist preacher says he can
sing iound and shape notes and cut
pigeon wing in seven different
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It is estimated that there will be
five thousand Smiths, including
Hon. Hoke and Coi. Jim, candi
dates for governor, in Macon on
Smith Day during the fair. These
Smiths will not only come from
Georgia S-but from all parts of the
I'he dispatches announced last
Sunday that a colony of Boers
from South Africa had arrived in
New York on their way to Dodge
j county. Thai county is to be con-
gr-itulated and it would be amusing
it some of these colonists were to
j dodge tiie people of Dodge and
.take Coffee in ttior’n.
We have learned of the con
solidation of the two papers in
Douglas, and greet the Douglas
Enterprise with hats off and good
wishes. We had nothing against 1
either one of the papers, nor their;
management, hut think the veryi
best business judgment was 1
shown in consolidating the two.
Mr. Rufus Penington returned
last Tuesday from a business trip
to South Florida. He reports a
very pleasant time while away.
Averett & Co’s saw mill is lo
cated on little Hurricane creek,
just south of Guysie, and is doing
Sheffield & Go’s mill is located
east from Guysie on Big Hurri
cane creek, and also is doing fine
Mr. A. M. Preston, of Broxton.
spent a day or two of last week
in Guysie, looking over the pros
pects of the colony movement.
Mr. Stafcoiy Douglas, formerly
of Guysie but now of Ocilla, was
visiting relatives and friends here
a few days of last week.
We expect within the next few
days tq see work began on the
ne\V to be built by
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■»’pfSfthg to Douglas to
the Fair. Look out for /us, and
have board and lodging ready.
Mrs. Padgett, of near Coffee
returned to her home last Mon
day, after spending a few days
in Guysie visiting relatives.
The greater G lysie club will
be orgarilzed in a few days. The
oojcci be to pull for the new
t)wn awf/urm colony.
The surveyor with a force of
hands has begun the work of run
ning the line around the farm
lands. This work will continue
till all the farm tracts for the new
colony are laid off, and every
I block, street and lot is surveyed.
The large new business house
jof E. L. Averett & Co has been,
j about completed and they are
1 moving in this week. It is one
jof the largest, prettiest building
of the kind in South Georgia.
Mr. T. C. Allen, of Broxton,
spent a day or two, first of this
week, looking over Guysie and
Several parties from north
Georgia have recently bought
farms in the new farm colony
section. Quite a number of others
from the same section are expect
ed within the next few days.
There is strong talk of a news
paper in Guysie just now, but
while the movement is taking
from we will have the Douglas
Enterprise to give our news and
our people will take about fifty
copies of same.
Work has been begun on the
dwelling of Mr. Charles Evans.
It is located on Broad street, will
be a beauty when completed, and
will cost $2,000.00-
Again we say: good luck to the
A $7.50 set of Enamel and cop
per ware with every range
sold at \\ att-Harley-llolmes store
this week. Saturday the last daw
Don’t get left.
At a meeting *of the Minister’s
Alliance of Douglas, field to-day,
it was decided to begin the Union
Revival services on Monday even
ing (Jet. 16th, tinder the Gospel
lent. The services will be con
ducted for several nights by the lo
cal pastors untill the arrival of Rev.
Lincoln McConnell, which will be
about Wednesday following.
Douglas will have such a meet
ing as has never been he Itl here be
fore. The movement is thoroughly
organized, and all denominations
will be united for the upbuilding
of the spiritual interest of our tow n.
Never before has there been such
"unity among pastors and people as
j exists among us just now. The
| need of a great revival in our midst
is felt by all Christians, and God’s
promises to-day are just, as sure as
they ever have been In times past.
We would urge every Christian |
therefore, to lay aside every thought
of denominational preferences, all*
malice, envy, jealousy and worldly
desires, and hand in hand and heart
to heart. Let us work for a great
awakening in our town. Let 11s
not forget to pray daily for God’s
presence and power with us at this
time, pray for God’s ministers as
they speak and work for Him,
pray for our loved ones and friends
who are unsaved, pray for His
spirit to bless and equip us for ser
vice. Let us do much personal
work before and during the meet
ing bv speaking to sinners about
their need of a Savior, nrging at
tendance upon tvery serviee, pray
ing with our friends whom we
would have God bless.
With the rapid growth of our
town, prosperity of the country,
new fields for increased business
opening up, the tendency is for
men everywhere to forget God and
their duty to Him. We need His
Spirit’s power to rouse us up and
open our eyes tjiat we mav see our
1 " 1 ' those njmut
us. May we never Le satisfied mi
till every »aul in Douglas has been
saved by the blood of Jems Christ,
which “cleanseth us from all sin.”
God has wonderfully blessed His
Word in many countries ancf cities
of the world during the past year,
and daily we read of numerous
“seasons of refreshing from the
presence of the Lord.” when thous
ands are being brought ta Christ
by the preaching of his servants.
Get in earnest abou* your friends,
about your town, dear Christian
people, and pray and work for
their salvation, anrFthe moral un
lift of your town. Be- constantly
in prayer, and never be contented
until God gives you the blessing
you desire. Mothers and fathers,
your children need a Savior, broth
ers and si -ters, your parents need
a Savior. Do you want them to
find Him at this time? Then may
your hearts be burdened with a
longing for their salvation, so in
tense that vou may cry- out with
the fervor of John Knox “Give
me my friends, my father, mv
brother, my dear people, or 1 die.”
Let the watchword of this Union
meeting be ‘ Douglas for Christ.”
“The Lord’s hand is not 'short
ened that if cannot save, neither
His ear heavy that it cannot hear;
but your iniquities have seperated
between you and your God, and
your sins have hid his face from
you that He will not hear.” If
God does not save the town of
Douglas during the meeting it will
be yor.r own fault and because of
vour sinful life, which has separated
you from God, and he will not hear
your prayers. Are you willing to
have your sins shut out the hope of
some poor, lost sinner in this meet
ing. when you might simply make
confession to God. and receive 11 is
gracious pardon? Christian peo
ple, examine your hearts, and rid
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The laddies of Douglas, are all invited to call at our Store
and see the Great Majestic Range at work dont fail to
take advantage of their special offer this week, Dont get
On the First of November, I will deliver
at McDonald, Ga.,
Youti gHickory Axe Handle
For cross tie and Turpentine axes. Every
Peice Guaranteed, 15 cents Each.
S. A. LASTINGER.
The Jesuc Sentinel :for Atkinson
‘•The mention of/ the name of
Judge Spencer R. ( Atkinson for
<.iic !-as e of ‘chief Vustice the
Supieme p a 3 Awakened a re
sponsive cord t h«' hearts of the
people of Brunswick c.-„ u j t /^ s
a judge of the Superior Ci. , rt Q f
this circuit, Judge Atkinson m.
a splendid record. No judge wait
ever closer to the people or com
manded their respect in a higher
respect in a higher degree. Able
and fearless, he dispensed in even
handed justice and when he re
tired to become a justice of the
Supreme Court, he carried with
him tiie.earnest good wishes of all
the g'od people of this circuit.
As a justice of the Supreme Court
Judge Atkinson increased the con
fidence of the people in that high
tribunal. Now that his name is
mentioned to- the office of chief
justice of that court, the people of
this circuit have awakened to the
necessities of tiie occasion. They
feel that some one familiar with
the manners, customs and morals
of this section of the state should
have a place upon the Supreme
bench. They have learned to look
upon Judge Atkinson as an emi
nent judge, and turn to him as a
fitting man for this important po
sition. His knowledge of the law
is so profound, his character so
high, his experience so broad, his
executive capacity so great, that
the people of hi:, old circuit, who
know him best feel that none could
more satisfactorily fill the office of
chief justice. They uestre him to
become a candidate for that office,
anf! should he accede to their wish
es he will receive their loyal and
The ladies of Douglas are all in
vited to call at our store and see
the Great Majestic Range at work.
Don’t fail to take advantage of
their special offer this week.
Don’t get left.
them of everything that might hin
der your approach to God at this
needy’ time, and He “will open the
windows of heaven, and pour out
such a blessing that there will not
be room enough to receive it.”
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Ward st. Douglas GA.
Family and Fancy Groceries
Fruits and Confections Next
to Hfmmoiids Market.
l’hone Number 1.15
Broxton News Notes.
We regret to 'cromcle the illness
of Miss Steed, the teaeher of music
at the Broxton Institute. She was
carried to her home in Macon, last;
Friday, very ill, it is feard from
typhoid fever. fi *
Mr. Philip Newbern left JtJs •
week to enter the law
Mercer Univesity. The course 6f
this splendid young man for many
years past has been a sohree of
pride, both to his family and com
munity. In the prosecution of his
higher ambition he leaves a host of
friends who wish for him the fullest
measure of success.
The Methodist people here are
now in the midst of a very interest
ing revival meeting. Rev. 11. C.
Brewton assisted by Rev. A. B.
Wall, of the Broxton mission, and ?
some able talent from abroad is
putting in sooin real good work.
The prospects for Broy ton’s fu
ture success were never brighter
than now. The crops are fairly
good and, as usual, Broxton is en
joying a fine- cotton trade. The
Railroad to Occilla will soon be
ready for the trains to go through.
Our school is doing nicely. While
we have been unfortunate in not be
ing able to keep a teacher as yet
we have been exceptionally fortu
nate in securing good men.
This is a fine office, have nearly’
.everything needed for good, fast
work, but it is short on printers,
and patrons and contributors must
send in copy beiore Wednesday.
After that time they run the risk of
getting left out.