THE O.TY OP
VOL. 14. NO. 37.
MR. W. C.BATSON MURDERED
Coroner’s Jury Recommended That
Alonzo Cross, colored, be Held.
Mr. W. C. Batson, of Richwood,
who was given a death blow at, his
front gate Monday night at eleven
o’clock, with intent to rob him,
died Tuesday afternoon at six
o’clock, and the Coroner’s jury
has ordered held for further in
vestigation Alonzo Cross, colored,
around whom so many suspicious
Mr. Batson was a quiet, good
citizen, and the people of Rich
wood justly felt outraged at his
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To the voters of Dooly county:
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for representative for Dooly
county in the next general assembly of
Georgia, subject to the coming demo
cratic primary. I promise if nomina
ted and elected to use my best efforts
to do my full duty in every respect.
I will appreciate the support of every
one. Very Respectfully, Fields.
FOR RE PRESENT ATI VE.
The friends of Mr. J. 8. Pate will
actively support him at the approach
ing Democratic primary for the office
of and Representative the of Dooly county, and
operation earnestly ask support Dooly co
of the voters of county
in his behalf.
After being earnestly solicited by
many of the good people of Dooly
county to again enter the race for
representative of the general assembly.
I have after mature deliberation con
sented to stand for re-election, subject
to the democratic primary With
grateful thanks to the good people of
my county for past kindnesses and the
honor they conferred on me. I assure
them that if again chosen to represent
them, trust.’ I will ever be faithful to
Respectfully, D. W. Harvard.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-eiection to the office of
county treasurer subject to the demo
cratic primary. Thanking my friends
for their support in the past and solic
iting a continuance of same, I am,
D. A. Taylor.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Tax Collector,
subject to a nomination by the Demo
cratic primary. 1 solicit the support
of everybody and, if elected, will serve
all to the best of my ability.
Respectfully. .Tas. A. Williams.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the office of tax
collector, subject to a democratic pri
mary. Thanking my friends for their
support in the past and soliciting a
continuance of the same. If nomina
ted and elected I will endeavor in the
future as iu the past to correct errors
or oversights which would save the tax
payer additional cost in such cases.
Very Respectfully, J. Lewis.
To The General Public !
Mr. C. Z. Turner, having recently purchased the en
tire stock of General Merchandise of S, -I. Ilill, lie
will conduct a general mercantile store
AT THE SAME STAND,
on 7th Street, opposite T. C. Barge Co., and will
keep on hand everything to be found in a general
store of like character.
For the next 30 days, until ! can wind up my
business at Quitman, Mr. N. L. Hall, of Iennille, one
of the very best salesmen to be found, will ha\c
charge of this business, and, upon arrival in Coideu
I shall add to this already immense stock.
Your Patronage Solicited, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
C. Z. TURNER,
General Merchandise. Cordele,
uTnrdelc A >entind
Will Organize a Guerry Club.
Call to Meet at the Office of Col. J. fl.
Jones Next Saturday.
The friends of Hon. Dupont
Guerry, candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for governor,
will meet at the law offices of Col
J. G. Jones, Saturday, 15th inst.,
at 2 o’clock in the afternoon
for the purpose of organizing a
Guerry Club. The call has been
made and, it is expected, will be
liberally responded to by the
Guerry men in and around Cor
Put Up a Job.
The Sentinel put up a job on
the public yesterday. It was a
first-class article of job work.
Hardly a day passes that the Sen
tinel does not have the pleasure
e. ..oing some fine job work for its
large and increasing number of
patrons. When in need of anything
in this line, we shall be glad to
have you call.
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Spring has come at last; and the
farmers are planting. Congregational
Services at the
church were well attended Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Conner vis
ited relatives here last Sunday.
Miss Carrie Howell visited the
M isses Conner Saturday and Sun
day, and Charlie has been happy
all the week.
Mr. Ben Harold, of Seville, was
here Sunday, to see whom we must
Miss Mary Powell is visiting her
brother. Mr. J. L Powell.
Loam Christmas was in
midst for awhile Saturday. What’s
the matter, Loam, you don’t
as often as you used to come ?
A certain young lady says she
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Mrs. James Conner is up from
re cent severe illness.
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that , wanted , , f to take ins i
best girl home Sunday, but -‘pa
, v ^oHticsls „ nt p d the }lorge and buggy.
—we are ged,g to vote for the
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CORDELE, GA., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1902.
FEBRUARY HONOR ROLL.
Names of Pupils Appear in the
of the Record Made During the
FIRST GRADE, "A.” AMD "B."
Nil win Powell and Nannie Kitchens,
Rosser and Willie Roberts, Willie
Cora Hall and George McMillan and
Bowen and Kllen Ware, Johnnie
and Mattie Bolton and Davis Cobb and
Finger, John W. Coiyer, Marie Bolton
Annie I.. Doughtry and l.ney Parker and
Johnnie Webb and Ferrell l Tastier,
Needham, Clyde McDonuld, Hoy finrnam and
Florrie Walters and Ada Wilson.
Annie L. Cain, Stella Greer, Lewis Rosser,
Robert Holcombe, Helen Comer, Lillian
Johnson, Bennie Johnson, Johnnie
Emma Stewart, Agatha Pate, Emmie
liams, Edith Markert.
Laurie M. Roberts, Agnes Roberts, Billie
Roberts, Fred Walters and Tommy Whitley
and Ootavia Byrd and Eugene Felder ami
Bertha Hall, J, B. Ryals, Jr. and Dixie
Wheeler, Lee Bolin, Walter Hiers, Eva Rose
Holton, Jessie Vrieze, Annie Lou Burnam,
Charles Blatchford, Jimmie Wilson, Pansy
William Ilivins, Mary Lou Jenkins, Ma’tie
Lee Kitchens, Mary Nelson, Blanch Magnhee,
Lamar Ryals, May Ilell Somers, Carl Wil
liams, Hilda Ward, Sadie Berg, Ruth Rideu
hour, Frankie Harris, Viola Kitchens, Lucile
Weaver, Mattie Lanier, Douglas Cain, Jessie
Dixon, Louise Needham.
-Minnie Lee Bulloch, Howard Roberts,
Vivian Tyson, Ben Dixon, Allie Shipp, Cliff
Walters, Viva Whitley, Mitchell Bulloch,
Clara Woods, Caddie Williams, Lovie Wall,
Willis Hair, Austin Hall, Elmer Jackson and
James Tracey, Myrtice Finger and Kossuth
Ayeock. SIXTH GRADE.
George Adams, Ada Roberts, Lyman Hall,
Myrtle Greer, Milford Elder, May Bolin,
Jessie Hughes, Nena Bray.
Robert Blatchford, Mary Ayuoek, Pearl
Smith, llettie Morris.
Idolene Ray, Eppie Bradley, Lena Joiner.
Dooly Superior Court.
List of Cases Tried in Vienna Since
Our Last Issue.
Company _ lined . .
Southern ,, . Express ,,
$500.00 for violating local option
la kw " hv 1 \ delivering a ..men tig O u. O j. D u. iiquoi Honor
packages in this county:
George and Jeff Lewis, charged
with robbing Mr. Mike Adkins,
, , . • . ,
yr Guilford . Gunter, i,: charged , , with ...
murder of Green Spears, ver
d lct g^Ity of voluntary man
, given three years 111
the penitentiary. A new trial
asked for. pending the hearing of
which defendant was released on
$8,000 bond, and
Oscar Thompson, white,
George Sheppard, colored, charged of
with robbing Mr. L, B. Hall,
Cordele; verdict of guilty; sen
tence of 7 and 5 years, respective
ly, in penitentiary. A new trial
has been asked for.
Counsel in case of Charles
Kitchen, Jr., convicted of man
slaughter and given 12 years in
penitentiary, has applied for a
Aii dn\ Monday and Tuesday of
this wek were consumed in the
trial of Mr. F. A. Peuvy charged of
with accessory to the murder
Jessie Ford, colored by John Hen
ry Peavy colored; verdict of not
gin I t v.
The case of J. H. and Ed Bran
non, charged with running a lewd
house in the upper edge of the
county, was tried Wednesday. The
jury brought in a verdict of guilty;
no sentence imposed up to Thurs
day at noon. against Jeff Lewis,
Also the case
colored, charged with robbery was
tried Wednesday and found guilty
The case of the state vs Lee B.
Jones, charged with embezzeling
$45,000 of the funds of the Naval
Stores <fc Lumberman’s Bank of
Cordele, a few years ago, was taken
up Thursday morning before Judge
B. D. Evans, of Sandersville,
Judge Littlejohn being disquali
fied. On account of the absence
of a witness this case went over
until Thursday afternoon, and
Cliarhe Smith, colored,
with shooting at another
placed on trial.
Dooly county lias three mighty
men in the race for
Messrs. J. S. Pate, S. R. Fields and
W. Harvard. We would be glad to
them all go if it were possible.
some how or other, we would like
see our young friend and lawyer S.
Fields be one of the lucky
Rochelle New Era.
A New Hardware Store,
If Suitable Building Can be Had, Will
Soon Open in Cordele,
Mr. James Watt, of Thomasville,
is already at the head of five large
hardware stores: at Thomasville,
Wayoross, Bainbridge, Douglas
Efforts have now been made to
secure the two-story brick Rosser
building for a term of five or ten
years to open a large hardware
store in Cordele, and while others,
it is said, are also trying to lease
the Rosser building, it is also said
that if this building cannot be se
cured to open up this hardware
store that there is another good
location that can be secured and
will be secured for the purpose of
opening the above hardware store
The Hutchinson Lumber â€“ Sup
ply Co., and the Cordele Hard
ware Co., are both doing a large
business in Cordele, but as com
petition is the life of trade and
the new people believe Cordele a
lively place, they have decided to
come in and give the Hub City a
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P1NEHURST NEWS NOTES.
Death of Mr. Forehand. Marriage of
Miss Haslatn. The Political Sit
We are sorry to chronicle the
death of our good old friend, John
Allen Forehand. After superin
tending the planting of the garden
Saturday, he was taken suddenly
ill, and before his son Fletcher,
who lives near, could arrive he
was dead. Deceased was quite
old and had been in feeble health,
yet his sudden death was quite a
shock. He was a clever good citi
zen and leaves a large family of
Thursday afternoon of last week
the beautiful and accomplished
daughter of our fellow townsman,
Dr. vV. M. Haslain, went to Macon
and was there met by our clever
friend, Mr. Frank Rodgers, and
the happy couple were quickly
united in marriage. The marriage
was quite a surprise to their nu
merous friends and rather out of
the custom here. We had expect
ed when this beautiful young lady,
the belle of the town, decided to
change her name, that Pinehurst
would enjoy a festive occasion,
but in this we were disappointed.
Nevertheless, our heartiest con
gratulations are extended.
We are not having much stir in
politic.-. If tiie other gubernator
ial candidates would come around
and shake hands, it might be that
your scribe could give something
“spicy,” but the political pot has
not much fire around it yet. Mr.
Editor, “we” are saying “Amen”
for Guerry, but wish it was possi
ble for him to get a little the start
of Terrell, and speak first. Ter
rell at Waycross, “sawed the air”
at eleven o’clock and Guerry at
three o’clock, while in Dooly they
were only 24 hours apart. This is
progress and we trust by now that
Guerry is ahead.
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For February Term, 190 a—Books of
County Officers Found Correct.
We, the chosen and sworn Grand
Jury of the February term 1902,
l>< 5 leave to submit the following
We have through proper com
mittees appointed at September
term 1901, examined the books of
01 ;r different,county officers and re
port us follows:
We find that this very important
office is conducted by our Ordi
nary J. D. Hargrove in the most
satisfactory manner. We also find
all bonds well secured and find
that he has received from all
Ain’t paid County treasurer. *44 00
\V. A. Wright Oompt. Gen’l, *29 52
We examined his books and find
that they are correctly and neatly
kept and speak in the highest
praise of our efficient clerk, in the
manner in which he has kept all
TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE.
We find in this office taxes due
the state viz:
General taxes.. . $20 136 65
Professional taxes 560 00
Poll taxes........ 3 728 00
$24 424 65
Taxes due the County viz:
General taxes............... $12 955 56
Railroad tax................ 2 588 69
Total due the county........*15 544 25
Total due State and Go *39 988 90
Paid W. A. Wright C. G 19 949 21
Paid County Treasurer..... 13 810 79
Paid .T. C. Dunaway T. R.... 533 83
Cash on hand................ 1 442 29
Total collected...... .....$35 236 12
Leaving balance State and
County taxes uncollected... $4 732 78
We find in this office till books
kept in a satisfactory manner also
find all the bonds in this office
We find on hand at the time of last
report..................... $4 457 92
Received from all other sour
ces since..... .....$14 322 68
Total amount................ *18 780 60
Paid out as per vouchers and
commission ................ 8 276 37
$10 504 23
We find the books in this office in
We examined the books 111 this
office, and find that they are cor
rect. We find that this court has
disposed of 62 prisoners, convic
ting 46 and discharging 16, Treas- has
turned ovei to the County
urer, $875.90. This court has been
very profitable to the county.
COUNTY SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
We find the books of our Coun
ty School Commissioner in good
shape and find that he had on hand
at last court examination.... *205 78
Received since............. *11 835 86
Total.................... *11 541 64
Paid out as per vouchers:
To teachers............... . *11 O8O60
Current expenses......... 439 97
Balance on hand........... 17 07
Total *11 537 64
We recommend that the Ordi
fConcluded on 4th page).
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ALL THE LEGAL
$1.00 A YEAR
New Compress For Cordele.
The Projectors Have Plenty of Capi
tal, and The Plant Will be
a Large One.
For several days a representative
of the Atlanta Compress Compa
ny has been in the city making
JUrangements to erect a mammoth
compress in Cordele.
Efforts will be made to extend
the ice factory railroad side
track which projects from the
S. A. L. road, diagonally on to the
G. S. â€“ F. road and beside this
track the big compress is to be
It is realized thut cotton can be
brought to Cordele from almost
every direction by railroad and it
is but natural that an enterprise
of this kind should look to such
an advantageous location as Cor
dele furnishes, to erect one of the
largost compresses in the state.
It is also understood that The
Cordele Compress will enlarge its
plant and add much new and
modern machinery before another
cotton season arrives.
A New Brick Warehouse.
One Will Be Built One Hundred and
Fifty Feet Square.
C.C.and W.A.Greer are soon to be
gin the erection of a brick ware
house at the corner of 8 th Street
and 18th Avenue, next to the G.
S. â€“ F. freight depot. It is to be
150 feet square, all of brick, and
modern in every respect.
It is understood that contrac
tors are at work—or will be soon—
on the plans and specifications;
at any rate, it is said that work
will begin in ample time to have
the building completed before
another cotton season arrives.
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