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tion in Dooly.
Sad Death of Miss Morgan.
An Energelic, Popular Teacher and
Christian Young Lady.
A sad, sudden and almost un
expected death was that of Miss
Mamie Morgan at 2 o’clock Satur
day afternoon at the home of Prof.
R. J. Prentiss on 18th avenue. She
was one of the most energetic and
popular teachers in the city public
school, and was a favorite with
both patron and child. She was a
faithful Sunday school worker m
the Firt Baptist church, of which
church she was a member.
The cause of her sickness evi
dently was over-work, but the im
mediate cause of her death was
apoplexy. The father and sister of
deceased arrived just in time to
see her breath her last, and were
greatly shocked and deeply griev
ed. The remains were carried to
Warrenton, the home of the father,
for interment. Many friends of
Miss Morgan at Abbeville, where
she taught for four years, and at
Rochelle, have written for the par
ticulars of her death. She num
bered her friends by the hundreds,
and all extend sympathy to the
FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Cordele, Ga., May, 20, 1899.—
At a called meeting of the Board
of Trustees of the Cordele Public
Schools held this day, the follow
ing resolutions were offered and
Whereas, We have just heard,
with a great deal of regret, of the
death of Miss Mamie Morgan, one
of the teachers of our public
schools; therefore be it.
Resolved, That Miss Morgan’s
death casts a gloom over the Board,
and by her death we lose one of
our most efficient, pains-taking,
Christian teachers, and we hereby
tender to her family our heartfelt
sympathy and condolence, and as
sure them of our entire satisfac
tion in her work and confidence
in her Christian character and
Resolved further, That a copy
cf these resolutions be furnished
the family of the deceased, and
given to our local papers for pub
lication. Jno. E. Howell,
S. D. Ravenel, President.
FROM THE TEACHERS.
The faculty of the Cordele Public
School unite in the following res
olutions on the death of Miss Ma
mie Morgan, which occurred May,
Whereas, It has pleased our
Heavenly Father in His all-wise
providence to remove from us a
beloved co-worker and friend.
Resolved, 1st, That we acknowl
edge the sovereignty aud bow to
the will of Him who makes no
mistakes, whose ways are not as
our ways, and whose thoughts are
not as our thoughts, but who do
©th all things well.
2d, That we testify to her un
bounded energy, her faithfulness
as a teacher and friend, and her
strict devotion to duty. That we
thank God for all that was lovely
in her life and character.
3d, That in the death of Miss
Morgan the school has lost an effi
cient, zealous teacher, and pupils
and teachers a sympathising
4th, That we extend to the be
reaved family our tender sympa
thies in this dark hour of afflic
tion. Yet, rejoicing with them,
we sorrow not as those who have
5th, That these resolutions be
published in the Cordele Sentinel
and a copy sent to the family of
R. J. Prentiss,
H. S. Simpson,
(Miss) Maggie M . Bass ,
“ Belle Watson,
Annie L. Smith,
1 1 Rosalee Marshal.
The Cordele - Sentinel.
CORDELE COTTON MARKET.
j Many Marked Improvements Next Sea
Bon. Export Buyers Coming.
Reliable information which Is of
value to the farmers in this coun
ty, (ind adjoining counties, is the
information that the cotton mar
ket next season in Cordele will
be much superior to any season
in the past. The cotton market
at this point last season was much
better than any season before;
the receipts were more than doub
le; we had many live buyers who
paid all for cotton that the
market would afford: cotton was
brought to this market from
sections which had never before
patronized Cordele: cotton was
purchased in Vienna last season
and wagon load after wagon load
was hauled through the country
day after day J to Cordele: pur
chases , at TT Unadilla shipped n
to Cordele, compressed, t and re
shipped; this was true as to Les
lie, Desoto and Cobb in Sumter
county, Seville in Wilcox county
and other points in tins and
adjoining counties. The advau
tages of this market last year will
be augmented the coming season,
Two genuine cotton exporters, so
we are informed, will have offices
in Cordele next season.
J. S. Stewart â€“ Sons, of Savan
nah, who are large exporters of
cotton, and Ford â€“ Company, of
Macon, who also buy thousands
of cotton for direct export. This
does not mean that the live buyers
who have heretofore been in this
market will not be here this sea
son for no doubt every one will
be here, and for the purpose of
buying as much, or even more,
than they usually buy.
The needs of Cordele’s cotton
compress have been supplied and
there will be no hindrance in
neatly and promptly handling all
the cotton given to it. Two new
boilers have been added and all
machinery is in the very best
Mr. Ed Stallings, assistant pas
senger and freight agent of the
Georgia and Alabama Railroad
, believes .. that , OA 20,000 nAA , bales . will > be
brought from along the lines of
this road and delivered to this
The same warehousemen will
probably handle the cotton
brought to this market and *they
will do their best to please the
Nothing has been said about
Cordele’s superior freight rates,
and nothing need be said, as it is
a well known fact, that after all,
this is the one main advantage
that Cordele has over all other
places, has been the powerful
factor in the growth of our city
and in placing our cotton market
far ahead of any other point with
in a radius of thirty miles and on
an equality with the best market
in south-west Georgia.
E. D. Sheffield Co. »
Sheffield Co., of , Amen- . •
„ E. D. ^
cus, want the people of Cordele
and surrounding country to come
to see them when they are in
of Clothing, Shoes, ' a tj Hats, ! 1G -r/ urmsh- St 1 ' t ie
ing Goods Dry Goods and notions
to be found any where and price
lower than any one. Write for
samples if you can’t come. We
will be glad to show you.
Very Respectfully, Co.
E. D. Sheffield
Eatonton, Ga., ) \
January 30, 1899.
Messrs. H. J. Lamar â€“ Sons,
Gentlemen—We herewith enclose
you order for one gross “L. L. L.”
Lamar’s Lemon Laxative. Our sales
on this preparation are rapidly in
creasing. I have used it in my fam
ily with entire satisfaction, and take
great pleasure in recommending
to my customers, and consider it
best liquid preparation for truly, the
on the market. Very
Chas. F. Tatum, Druggist.
For sale by all Druggists.
CORDELE, GA., FRIDAY. MAY r 2G. 1899.
Down on tie Ocmulgee.
One of the Sentinel Editors Rusticating.
A genuine pleasure it is to get out
from the dust and din of the city
and repose freely accepting the
gift of Nature—fresh atmosphere;
watching OldO cmulgee’s animat
ed current buffeting the irresisti
ble banks that have so lolig been
right in the rush,
Out in the “sticks”—this is the
place to find rest. The euphony
of the bull-frog and the hoot-owl
is preferable to the poluted polit
ical jabber perpetually heard on
the streets of Cordele. (Excuse
me for a minute, while I re-bait
my hook and put this perch on a
The fleeting years of life
Are all too short for bickering and strife,
The wounds, the scars that follow in the trail
Of bitter words;—of what avail?
Granted a victorywith wounded the hearts tongue behind,—what or pen,
1 can’t recall to mind the com
poser of the above lines, but I do
know that the truth contained
therein impresses my mind forci
The woodland near the waters
here is delightfully cool. The
huge palmetots verge their boughs
with fragrant blosaoms in close
proximity to the weeping willows,
while the ground beneath is cov
eie â€“ with verdure—and the river
runs right on.
Yesterday when Old Sol retired
and sent Night for my companion,
^^luminous 1 flaiLs™ u^ P back
the darkness until I could plainly
discern a huge mosquito on
tiptoes creeping up from the rear,
<'skeeters” was moving southward,
and if the roll has yet been called,
there was one name unanswered.
Tomorrow 1 leave here to go
farther south. Yours truly,
W. A. Snow.
To the People of Cordele
AnU Surrounding Country.
We desire to call your attention
to the fact that now since the
“shoo-fly” train has been put on
between Abbeville and Americus
we shall endeavor to make it to
y 0ur interest to come to Americus
to your trading,
The exceptionally fine schedule
now in operation, leaving Cordele
^ a - m ‘> arr i y ing Americus at
10 a. m., gives you an opportunity
to come to Americus at a nominal
cos t a nd spend practically the en
tire diy, as the train leaves here
at 5 p. m., giving you plenty of
time to attend to a full day’s busi
Without any boasting whatever
we are unquestionably wholesale recognized and retail
as the largest
Dry Goods, Clothing and Carpet
f r X„g wMm you candor ,,ilh
f e eliug of confidence that you
always get the latest styles ot
everything, the best quality, the
largest stock to select from and
the lowest prices consistent with
good, desirable merchandise. Our
methods of doing business are
conducted on straight-forward
honest principles and all goods
bought of us are always guaran
teed as represented. old
Under the operation of the
8C k e( j u i e we had a very large pat
rona g e f rom this and all the ad
j 0 i n i n g counties. We hope now to
soon have the; pleasure of renew
^ * a u these old acquaintances
algQ to make a great man Eew
ones, and we cordially invite the
people at large to come to Ameri
cus, see what we have to offer, and
you will surely go home convinced
that there is no better place any
where in Georgia to trade and
that we are the recognized head
quarters for Dry Goods, Clothing,
Carpets and Gents’ Furnishings
in Southern Georgia.
As an extra inducement for you
to cime here to do your trading
with us lor the month of April
we will pay your railroad fare one
way on all bills of Twenty Dollars
and upwards, except whdesale
bills. Expiess prepaid on al
orders of hive Dollars and up
Wheatley â€“ Ansley.
HON T.C.TAYLOR, CANDIDATE
Three Candidates, With Some Talk of
There are prospects of a lively
race in the third congressional
district next year. Already three
candidates are out for congress
and the following article, taken
from the Atlanta Constitution,
indicates that senator Charles G.
Gray of Houstou will possibly
make the fourth, and will be read
with interest by the voters of this
“With a year and more in which
to shake hands and call the voter
by his front name, the compaign
for congress in the third con
gressional district, lias practically
The majority of people had be
gun a to believe that this year was
the off year” Georgia . politics;
that there would be cessation . ot .
handshaking for a time at least,
but the echoes of an impending
conflict in the third district are
reaching the capitol daily with
clearer intonation, and already,
it is asserted, Hon. E. B. Lewis,
the present representative, has
two announced opponents for his
With the election taking place
in 1900, it is considered rather
remarkable for the quiet;, commu
nity included in the third district
that the lines should be .drawn
this early for congress, while the
remainder of the Georgia repre
sentatives are taking it easy with
httle thought as yet of 1900.
Congressman Lewis, it is un
derstood, is to be opposed by Al-
1<» Fort, of Americus the former
state railroad commissioner, both
of wiioni have announced for the
seat in congress. In addition to
these, it is rumored that Tom
Taylor, of Hawkinsville, is practi
cally in the race and that his
announcement will surely follow
during the early part ot summer.
Congressman Lewis is now serv
ing his second term in congress
and his close friends declare that
it is just as good as settled that
he is to go up to Washington for
the third timo. The campaign so
far has been confined to ominous
gatherings in the courthouses of the
counties in the district, where
the discussions have grown heated
and the names of the candidates
and prospective candidates have
been talked over and much taken
The visitors to Leesburg, Monte
ezuma and Americus declare that
the race for congress has begun
in earnest; that the session of the
courts are being interrupted by
loud and positive discussions waft
ed in through every window and
that although no public speeches
have been made or arranged, the
voters know who is who just as
though it were not an off year.
There is some talk to the effect
that the field of three will be in
creased toward the finish by a
fourth, and that the darkhorse is
to be Colonel C. G. Gray, the pres
ident pro tern, of the senate. Of
the four he is regarded by a good
many as the most effective speak
er, and could make the windup
very exciting by taking the stump
against his oponents.
The election is a long way off,
but the atmosphere will be dis
turbed from time to time, it is
announced, enough to let the rest
of the state know that it is not an
“off year” in the third.
An Epidemic of Whooping Cough.
Last winter during an epidemic of
whooping tracted cough my children con
the disease, having severe
coughing spells. We had used
Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy very
. , , , „
it relieved the cough aud effected a -
cemplete cure.— John E. Clifford,
Norwood House, Nor
wood, J. N. Y. This remedy is for sale
by B. Ryals Co., Druggists.
People Going and Doming— Local Items
of Interest to Our Subscribers.
Cordele keeps on growing.
And now the grass will grow’.
Mr. A. J. Tison has lost his
D. H. Ledbetter went to Ameri
Col. J. G. Jones visited Ameri
cus this week.
Mr. C. E. Martindale was in the
This office is still turning out
good job work.
Mrs. B. P. O’Neal has returned
Miss Berta Crow went up to
Perry Sunday on a visit.
Mrs. Dr. Joe Turner, of Ashburn,
is visiting relatives m Cordele.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Rushin, of
Vienna, spent Tuesday in the city.
For Sale —A good top buggy
and harness cheap.—J. W. Bivins.
Miss Julia Ledbetter has re
turned from a pleasant trip to Da
Cal. W. A. Hawkins has gone to
Savannah, Brunswick and other
Many collard plants and potato
draws have shifted location since
Whether a “Daisy Price snake”
brought it or not, it was a big rain
Judge Z. A. Littlejohn is hold
ing court at Americus, regular
Mrs. S. J. Hill and chidren have
returned from a visit to relatives
Did you go to the tire Wednes
day evening? It was cold enough
to have one.
Dr. F. R. Wallace went to Rhine
Tuesday to see Mrs. A. Peacock
who is quite sick.
Mr. D, H. Ledbetter is getting
out some good large poles tor his
J. Frank Powell, of Vienna, at
tended services at the Baptist
church here Sunday.
H. D. Smith is with The Senti
nel this week, W. A. Snow being
off on a pleasure trip.
John Roberts, sheriff of Pulaski
county, passed through Friday on
his return from Camilla.
Mr. L. C. Averett has 50 acres
of shoulder-high corn, and it is a
beautiful sight to behold.
East Albany suffered with a $30
000 fire Monday night, with only
about $10,000 insurance.
Mr. Jake Gingsurg has gone to
Unadilla for a stay, and hopes to
regain his health while there.
Ashburn is booked for a picnic
at Beech Haven today. It is not
supposed that the dust will bother.
Mrs. Geo. F. McLeod, of Abbe
ville, was in the city Sunday and
Monday, the guest of Mrs. R. J.
Calls for about 100 extra copies
of the Sentinel for each of the last
two issues attest the popularity of
The city officials are to be con
gratulated upon the prompt pay
ment of teachers for the last scho
The protracted services at the
A Frightful Blunder
Will often cause a horrible Burn,
Scald, Cut or Bruise. Bucklen’s
Arnica Salve, the best in the world,
will kill the pain and promptly
it. Cures Old Sores, Fever Sores,
Ulcers, Boils, Felons, Corns, all
Eruptions. Best Pile cure on earth.
Only 25 cents, a box. Cure
anteed. Sold at all Drug Stores.
Methodist church are growing in
interest and much good will be
The farmer who failed to have
his crop clean of grass before this
week will get his grass killed when
the frost comes.
Mr. Julian E. Perry is visiting
friends in Bibb and Twiggs coun
ties. For a week are or two his
address will be Bullard.
Mr. J. W. Sheffield, of Ameri
cus, passed through Cordele Tues
day en route to Savannah to at
tend a meeting of the G. â€“ A.
Prof. R. J. Prentiss will deliver
a lecture to-day at 12 o’clocok at
the colored Sunday School Con
vention in session at the C. M. E.
Mr. R. D. Law has moved from
Ashburn to Cordele and will
operate a first class barber shop
in the Peoples Bank building,
facing the Suwanee house.
Gum creek was nealy dry Tues
day morning; Wednesday morn
ing it was said to be swimming.
It is seldom that we have as heavy
rains as that one.
Rev. R. L. Bivins, of Americus,
preached the commencement ser
mon at Abbeville, Ala., last Sun
day, says the Americus corres
pondent to the Macon Telegraph.
The rain came too late for some
of the garden truck. Fully half
the English peas had died to the
ground too dead to skin. They
suffered worse than anything else.
A city court for Cordele is once
more being agitated, and the very
good argument that Cordele fur
nishes two-thirds of the litigation
of the couuty is being used. We
should have the court.
Be sure to read the advertise
ment of Mallary Bros â€“ Co., of
Macon, which appears in this issue.
This is an old and reliable firm
and well known to many of our
The Buena Vista correspondent
to the Macon Telegraph says that
Rev. R. L. Biving, of Americus,
will preach the commencement
sermon at the closing of the Buena
Vista school on May 31st.
The barn on C. C Greer’s place,
three miles east of town, with 100
bushels of corn was burned Sunday
morning ofter sunup. Overseer
Story was away, and it is not
known how the fire started.
The account of the coming Chau
tauqua to be held here June 18-24,
given in The Sentinel last week
has been read by thousands of
people, and more applications for
copies of the paper have been re
ceived than we could fill.
Mr. J.T. Whitley lost his dwel
ling house and all of his furtniture
by fire in the dead hour of Wednes
day night. He barely escaped with
his family. Only a few weeks ago
this house caught on fire from the
stove flue in the day time and it
took a double quick move on the
whole family to save it.
For Rent —The home of Mrs. C.
B. Carson, neatly furnished. See
her or J. W. Bivins.
Millinery and Fancy Goods.
I have the very latest Millinery
—all styles and prices. Come and
see before buying. Country pro
duce takeii in exchange for. bats.
Mrs. L. E. McEachin.
The ancients believed that rheu
matism was the worK of a demon
within a man. Any one who has
had an attack of sicatic or inflam
matory rheumatism will agree that
the infliction is demoniac enough to
warrant the belief. It has never
been claimed that Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm would cast out demons,
but it will cure rheumatism, and
hundreds bear testimony to truth of
this statement. "One application
relieves the pain, and this quick worth re
lief which it affords is alone
many times its cost. For sale by J,
B. Ryals â€“ Co., Druggists.