A 1 ' ■' l 1
Wf ■■ ■
jjfeWrUigin tin 1 fact that m :m
who know the law do no
regard its warning. Even in tin
enlightened day deeds bearin',
upon th'ir faces the imprint o
forgery are produced and innocent
land owners must be dragged in
to court to defend their titles t<
honest possessions. Years ag<
this was a frequent occurrenc
but was charged up then to ignor
ance and greed, hut now it is ;
defiance of law and a deliberate
scheme of robbery.
Still, there are other crime?
committed that are just ns brazen
and show the a man wii
go to make money, nrd one o
these is the sale of liquor ii
counties where this is agains'
the law. Every one knows th<
law on this subject, stilt, if re
ports are true, whiskey can b<
had any where in the county a
readily as if a bar-rccm exists*
in every community.
The sacredness of public wor
ship is forgotten entirely b;
many people. The bible anc
prayer book has beeri-left outjot
tHeir"pockets, and. in their place?
can be f(<und the whiskey flasl
and the deadly pistol. Both g
together, and heap crime upoi
those that carry and use them.
But, then, whiskey and pistol
are not the only causes of crime
If reports are true? and it is sup
posed they are, in this instance,
lewd wimen and lewd men. un
der the guise of attending camp
meeting at Gaskins Springs som*
weeks ago. led the devil in hi
dance for victims and profaned
and defiled the premises intendec
for the worship of God with theii
Men speak of those things, and
declare they are true, but do not
appeal to the law to stop them
Grand Juries cam ot find true
bills nor the courts pupish crirm
unless facts are furnished, and
until this is done crime in even
form must be on the increase as
respect for the law is on the wane.
. ■Sttlltbe par! i.-s if ■ v. i
h;n- = *
pAtcould offend has been said
o* done, but on the contrary
come of the finest comedies have
b en presented that you will find
f ften in shows of this kind.
T?e combination carries afirst
ciais comedian and an »crchnt
of wonderful accor.q i- iimeqla*
mso. kao lings in Valdosta.-
fumored Ttot She will Urge her Hus
band to Confess*
The Valdosta correspondent of
", - Savannah iV'nnimg News,
mder date of Oct. 7th says.
‘Mrs. J. G. Rawlings reached
iere last night from Coffee
munty, where she has been liv
og with her father since the trial
of her husband and sons for the
v,| irNr of the Carter children.
She looks much thinner than she
L, aJt VV llllHltiib L.gO, illlU liL
ale, care wcm face shows th
'ruggle that she has beei
It is rumored that her roissio'
e?e is in the interest of her sons
: he is re} orted to have said tha*
f her husband would do th?
ight thing the boys might he
•aved, and it is said that slfe wil
nake. or 1 as made, a determine?
ffort to have him shoulder th?
•esponsibility for the tragedy anc
bus put the hoys in a bettei
ight before the law and the pub
it lias keen known for sorm
time that Mrs. Rawlings and hei
>ecple have had very little hop?
»f saving the elder Rawlings,
ait they do hope to save the boys
r t is said that they believe if th*
'at her will make a confession o
the whole business and take th<
esponsibilitv upon himself, tha'
there is hope for them. Mrs.
Tawlings’ father, Squirg Jowers.
mmloved counsel to assist in th?
defense of the Inys, but he giv?
them to understand that he would
not give a “kopec” for the. old
nan’s defense. It. is said that
there was not much love lost be
tween Jowers and his son-in-law
For seme time it has been evi
'ent that the mother and th<
hoys, as well as Squire Jowers.
were willing to admit that the
abler Rawlings was connected
vith the killing, but they will
iot admit that the boys had any
thing to do with it.
It is understood that one of
Mrs. Rawlings’ attorneys, Col.
T. 11. Nolan, had advised her to
try and induce her husband to
take the blame on himself. It is
said, too, that Mrs. Rawlings
stated Inst night that she was
going to tell her husband that he
knew he was guilty and that he
was going to hang, and he ought
to do what he can for the boys.
She takes the position that a clean
confession would not hurt him
before the public, but would do
him more good than to allow his
boys to go on the gallows when
he might prevent it.
’ Just how Rawlings is going to
take these suggestions remains
to be seen. It is believe by mat y
that he will act in accorianct
with her wishes, though he ha c
been steadfast in declaring a 1
the time that he had nothing to do
with the killing, and that he also
believes the boys are innocent.
Mißon Rawlings is confined in
a cell with the old man and l as
little to say, the father doit g
most of the talking.
The younger bovs, Leonard ?nc
Jesse, a~e in another part of th*
jail and they talk freely. Th«y
do ii.. _a„ that dvMr father hired
Douglas, Ga., October 14th, 1905.
What They Say About the Enterprise.
Tifton Gazette: “The two
Coffee county papers have con
solidated. a stock company hav
ing purchased-them both* The
new paper .'\\Tl he n•*med the
and will be edited
bv Col. J. J. Rodgers, with J. M.
Freeman as manager of the me
chanical department. This is a
fitting recognition of the fact that
two papers can not live where
t '-** y room for one*”
ThomasviilePress: “The Doug
las Breeze and the Coffee Count.v
Gazette have been consolidated
Editor Jameg M. Freeman, of the
Breeze, retires from the editorial
harness. This is a great loss to
weekly journalism in south Geor
gia, and is regretted by all. Mr.
Freeman has been in the business
'or many years and has always
fumed out, a bright, clean sheet
It is to be hoped that he will not
remain out of harness long.”
Mr. Fr* emnn begs to thanl
Hie Press for the above compli
ment. and promises to keep th?
Enterprise up to the standard.
Nashville Herald: “Douglas'
■wo newspaper have been consol
dated. That’s a sensible move
Douglas is a one newspaper town
But in order to make a succes*
if the Breeze-Gazette the new
editor will have to give up Id
aw practice. Newspaper wor l
hese days is not a side line. I
akes all of a man’s time and at
ention. The editor will alway?
eel an interest in Douglas an<
vi.sh its newspapers well.”
Fitzgerald Leader: “Th*
Douglas Bre?ze and Coffe*
Bounty Gazette have copsolklat
*d. Mr. Ji m Freeman, *vk oh a •
-o ably edited and sueces full;
managed the Breeze, retires
Mr. Freemen’s many Fitzgerah
friends will regret to learn h<
has retired from Coffee count;
journalism, and there is no om
i hat regrets it more than th*
Citizen. He is a giftel write?
and all-round newspaper rustler,
md what is more a gentleman in
die true sense of the word, an?
man that Coffee county can ill;
afford to lose.”
Mr. Freeman is thankful foi
these wo*’ds of praise. He doe?
lot expect to Lav * Coffee county,
nor will he quit the Enterprise
He has a breast work behind
which to hide, and you boys can
shell him when you will. Co.
Rodgers has broad shoulders.
“Fools- AH Sorts.”
This is the subject of Dr. J. C.
Solomon’s lecture next YVednes
lay night, October 18th, He is
one “f Georgia’s most gifted sons,
and handles his subject well. He
has something to tell and k(pws
how to tell it. He has the en
dorsement of the pulpit and press.
His charges are normal. Adults
25 cents; children 15 cents. Re
member the date. Remember
Alt Moore to do tlie kTfiiug, la t
they are emphatic in sayinjx.that
they “do not Say he did not,”
It has been, expected that* these
boys would tell something'befoie
the day of and it looks
now as if a tremendous* effort is
to be made to make the elder
Rawlings tell what he knows,
Jn the meantime the public is anx
iously awaiting to see what new
evidence Attorney Cooper has
run upon. Mrs. Rawling will be
here until Monday, and some in*
teresting developments in the
case may follow. It is already
evident that the nrogramme s
o ;■ • .r-e the father and save
the boys if possible. ,
The Baptist Sunday S*ho<v now
, meets at 3 instead of 4 o’clock.
i Mrs. Geo F. Dickerson, o'
Brunswick, was in town this
Mrs. Moor?*, of Fitzgerald, a
’"to mi rent, Reherca. was in the
city (Friday) yesterday.
Rev. P. B. Butler was in At
lanta this week in the interest of
j the Fair Association.
The Sunbeam’s Potato rnrtv
| ot the Baptist to-night,
| Saturday. Don’t forget.
R*-v- Mr. Pozeman left town
'ast. Tuesday to attend (he session
>f the Little River Baptist Asso
Too nretty little daughter of
Mr. C- P>. Porter had the misfor
mtp of breaking her left arm last
The Coffee County Fair grounds
will have more shows and mean 1
?f amusement than you evei
The Douglas .Silver Cornel
Band is getting down to bar?’
rnotiee raw, in eider to be in
ime for the Fair.
Mr. Geo D. YYMrtI, late of the
Jazette, went to Atlanta thi
veek, where he hopes to error
ome large printing establish
Col. Rojprs has been busily en
raged thL„and last,week in e*fi
irur the Fain Grounds and attend
ng to business in court, so you
?ee how it is.
The entertainment given by
he music and Elocution Faculty
? the auditorium last Saturdav
night was enjoyed by all who had
cue fortune to be present.
Mrs. .7. M. won the
'amp at the Watt-Harley-llolmes
80. guessing contest last week.
She guessed that there were 833
•ookehand the correct number
Rev. Mr- Peck. of. Atlanta,
agent for the Baotist
Index was in town last Monday
onroute to the Little River Asso
ciation whieh convened at Mystic
on Wednesday following.
Mrs. Brice, mother of Mrs. E.
L. Tanner, was called away from
the city last Monday on account
of the illness of a son in Florida
It is hoped, on her arrival at the
bedside of the afflicted one she
will find him improved i i health.
Some mistakes were, made by
our printers last week, in spell
ing, which were discovered and
marked on proof-sheet, but in
the hurry t*> get out were not
corrected. Under the circum
stances any person with a thimble
full of sense would have with
held criticism. Some who had
less did not. They have our sym
A goodly number of Jeff Davis
county citizens came into Doug
las Monday to attend the Su
) erior court. Among them vas j
Mr. Lyler McEuehin, vvhose'
bland smile denoted his can-i
rb'daev for ordinary and the con-!
fidence he feels in his election.
lion. W. G. Brantly, congress- j
man JiOin tne eleventh district. |
was in Douglas Monday to look:
after the interest of Elias Lott
charged with murder. The ill
ness of Solicitor John W. Ben
- at , h iw*vmr. caused the cr.se to.
be again post-poned.
SI.OO per Annum
Second Week October Term 1905.
The Superior court convened
igain Mondav morning with his
honor. Judge Parker, presiding.
D'.ving to the illness of Solicitor
Tohn W. Bennett, Judge E. A.
Bale, of Brunswick np : eared to
represent the State, assisted by
Solicitor M. D. Dickerson, of the
city Court. The following cases
vere called and promptly dispos
State vs Allen Carver. Jr, two
cases, one noli prossed and one
olea of guilty. Fine SSO and
State vs Arthur Turner, assault
with intent to murder. Plea of
guilty of stabbing. Fined SSO
State vs A ndrew Solonvn, t' e -'e
cases. Two noil prossed. one
pica of guilty." Fined '"s!C.VricT
State vs Henry Sapp and Henry
Merrier, charged with soliciting
orders for liquor, Plea of guilty;
fine $250 each.
State vs 11. A. Perkins, selling
liquor. Verdict of guilty. Sent
enced 12 months on gang or six
months and $ 500.
State vs Jim Wilson, charged
with burglary, guilty of larceny
from the house with recommen
dation that he be punished as for
The State vs James McCrim
mort, charged with murder of
Madison Smith, colored near
McDew, Ga., on October 20th,
1004, was called and a jury hav
ing been secured was opened
promptly on Tuesday afternoon,
The several witnesses for the
State were examined an 1 the
prisoner having no witness but
his own statement when court
opened Wednesday morning tne
arguments of the respective
counsel began. The State was
represented by the acting Solic
itor, Judge Gale, and Messrs
Quince-y & McDonald. For Ivlc-
Crimmon there appeared Messrs
O’Steen, Fuller, Harrell and
Joiteph J. Rodgers!
Judge Osteen opened the de
fense in a brief discussion, set
ting up the plea of self-defence.
Solicitor Gale, for the State, led
the prosecution in the contention
that the case was one of cold
blooded murder. Messrs Quincy
and Harrell for their respec
tive sides also addressed the
jury, but the giants in the pro-
secution and defence were still
to be heard. Col. W. W. McDon
continuing for the prosecution
made an eioquent and powerful
argument infastening upon
the accused the certainty
of guilt, as outlined, in the
opening arguments for the
State, leaving, as he thought* no
doubt of the guilt of McCrimomn.
Heappealed to the jury to do its
duty, and with dramatic earnest
ness declared that the fact that
the murdered man was a neg
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