I AMERICUS COTTON RECEIPTS ;
Cotton 'received by Sumter
County Warehouses .27,113 j
For Georgia—Cloudy tonight; prob- I
ably rain on coast; Tuesday, partly '
cloudy with rising temperature. i
FORTY -SEVENTH YEAR—NO. 273
- PRICE FIVE CENTS
JJutler Returned to First Church, Hearn to Lee Street
AT LEE STREET
Rev. E. M. Overby Is Returned
As Presiding Elder of the
MACON, Nov. 30.—Appoint
ments of pastors in ten districts of
the South Georgia Methodist con
ference were read todav by Bish
op W. N. Ainsworth, presiding
over the fifty-ninth general ses
sion of that body.
John M. Outler was returned to the
First Methodist church and Rev. An
thony Hearn was assigned to the Lee
Street church by the South Georgia
Methodis conference today.
Dispatches received this afternoon
gave the following assignments to the
Presiding Elder, E. M. Overby;
First church, John M. Outler; Lee
Street church, Anthony Hearn;
Americus circuit, D. B. Merritt;
Plains, O. L. Evans; Leslie and Me
Zion, J. H. Wilson; Ellaville. H. H'.
Heisler; Dawson, W. L. Wright;
Smithville, C. R. McKibben; Arling
ton, O. L. Kelley; Blakely, J. H.
House; Blakely circuit, R. L. Har
To Bronwood and Graves, W. E.
Hightower; Cuthbert, L. C. Gray;
Damascus, O. B. Talley; Edison, L. E.
Brady; Fort Gaines, B. A. Pafford;
Leary, Moody Booth; Parrott, H. L.
Pearsons; Shellman, E. E. Rose;
Shellman circuit, E. J. Garbutt,
Springvale, J. A. Godfrey. Mission
ary to Czecho-Slovakia, D. P. Melson.
Conference Sunday School Superin
tendent, G. E. Clary.
Rev. Williir. M. Haywood, the for
mer pastor of the Lee Street church,
1 been assigned to Marshallville,
to a report furnished the
Times-Recorder by Mrs. Haywood.
Rev. Anthony Hearn who has been
assigned to the Lee Street church,
was formerly supply pastor for the i
Marshallville church and has a sister,
in Americus, Mrs. Rees H. Horton, I
who lives on Harrold avenue.
He is a great nephew of Bascom'
Anthony, one of the best known;
Methodist ministers in the South Ga.
conference, and a nephew of Walter
Anthony, pastor of the Mulberry St. j
Methodist church in Macon. He is
a young man and spent his last year’s
wtrk with the church at Newington
T. M. Furlow in a statement to a
reporter for the Times-Recorder, i
said “Rev. Hearn is a great preacher
and comes from a family of preach-1
I ers. He has a number of friends in !
Americus who will be glad to learn
of his new assignment.’’
I CONFEDERATE !
' AT LESLIE HOME
Thomas R. Murphy Was for Long
Time a Resident of Sumter
Influenza claimed a victim Sun
day night in the death of Thomas
R. Murphy, aged 78, a resident of
Mr. Murphy was for a number of
years a resident of Simter county
moving to Leslie about 15 jcais ago.
He was a Confederate Veteran and
a member of Sumter Camp, United
I He is survived by his widow and
| one stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas Dot
son, of Cordele; three sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Pace of Leslie, Mrs Sallie
Griffin of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Anna
of Sumter county; three
J. D. of Cordele, G. W. of
Meigs and N. F. of Leslie.
The funeral will be conducted from
the home at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon
with Rev. J. S. Winn officiating
interment in Oak Grove Cemetery
A fire of undetermined origin de
stroyed the turpentine still owned
by Mr Cree and Cleveland at Plains
st sometime near midnight Satur
The owners reside at Camilla and
the extent of damages eoutd not be
dijfinitelv determined but the loan
was reported at 1600.
THE TIMESB RECORDER
t aoD PUBLISHED IN THE ■ A-FIST BE AB TV, —Ln ulr iTu
Charles G. Jacobs had a wife and
two children to support on $l5O a
month. So he copied Ponziss stunt
of paying faiilous interest to in
vestors—and now he awaits trail no a
charge of defrauding 250 cf them out
BY OWN AUTO
T. F. Ford Dies in Albany Hos
pital As Result of Injuries
Received in Auto Wreck
As the result of an automboile ac
cident yesterday afternoon, T. F.
Ford, age 43, of Leesburg died last
night at the Phoebe Putney Memor
ial hospital in Albany.
From reports received by the
Times-Recorder today, Mr. Ford had
been to Camilla and was returning
to his home in Leesburg. In some
unaccountable manner he was un
able to negotiate a sharp turn in the
highway and his car overturned.
A passing motorist picked the in
jured man up and rushed him to the
Albany hospital where an examina
tion disclosed a broken wrist sever
al broken ribs and internal injuries.
It is not known just what injury
was the cause of his death, but it is
reported that the broken ribs caus
ed the internal injuries that pro
The deceased was well known in
Lee county where he had resided all
his life. He held several county of
fices and for a number of years was
| deputy sheriff of the county. He
was a member of the Methodist
! Church of Leesburg,
I Surviving are one sister, Mrs. R.
W. Davis of Leesburg; one brother,
Joe Ford of Dickey, Georgia; one
aunt, Mrs. Jennie Ford of Lees
burg; and his stepmother, Mrs. Mag
The funeral and interment will be
in Leesburg, but at the time of go
ng to press definite announcement'
ould not be obtained.
» *'• K
Miss Margaret Twonig is the
youngest co-ed in the University of!
Wisconsin. She’s only 14, but she’s
enrolled in the school of music, hav
ing completed her grade school edu
cation in five years jsnd her high
school work in three. I
AMERICUS. GA., MONDAY .AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 30. 1925
BY GOOD CROWD
I “The Religion of a Continuous
j Battle” Was Subject of Cen
tral Baptist Pastor
“The Religion of Continuous Bat
-1 tie was the subject of the morning
I sermon at the Central Baptist Church
• uelivered by Rev. Hoke H. Shirley,
1 His scripture reading for the
morning was the 19th chapter of St.
Matthew, the 36th through the 46th
As a feature for the morning ser
vice, an anthem was rendered by
Miss Louise Thayer, Miss Mattie Mc-
Neil, Mrs. Cliff Carswell and George
Opening his subject Rev. Shirley
said, “a religion not used daily will
' rust, just the same as anything else.”
I He stressed the necessity of a relig
i ion being used every day and said
[that if we did not struggle or work
for a thing we did not appreciate it.
I He then discussed the struggles
that Christ had when He was on
earth, how that from the time He
was twelve years old until the time
‘ that He was erusified by his enemies,
His life was one struggle after an
other. He also mentioned the strug
gle that Christ had in the wilderness,
how the devil used his every power
in an effort to make Christ sin,
speaking of the devil as bringing out
his shock troops to tempt Christ.
During his sermon he also men
tioned the fact that a person who
did not work soon became soft and
flabby and very weak. Also that
those who did not work and have
struggles in life were soon forgotten
while the man who had to work hard
and who had confronted many strug
gles during his life was long remem
bered by his people.
A number of visitors from the
Methodist Churches were present
and in the opening of his sermon the
pastor spoke a special word of wel
come to them.
Rev Shirley announced that next
Sunday December 6 was “Golden
Rule Sunday” and that the different
hurches would be asked to observe
it with special messages and by mak
ing it a day of fasting or reducing
the amount of food used, the cost of
he difference to be given to a spe-
I ial collection that would be made
or the Near East Relief work..
LOCAL DOG WINS
‘Dixie Girl’, Owned By D. T. Jen
nings, Gets Place in Puppy
The winners of the Southwest
Georgia Field Trial association trials
held here last Thursday, as handed ]
to the Times-Recorder Monday, are
“Dixie Girl,” setter, owned and
handled by D. T. Jennings, Americus,
Georgia, won, first place in the puppy
stake. Dixie Girl was sired by Eu
gene “Dixie Flyer,” a winner in the
derby stakes at the Southwest Geor
gia trial last fall, also owned by P.
Winner of second place was award
ed to “Calamity Jane,” owned by
Walter Jones, Athena, Ga, and han
dled by R. H. Hogg.
Third place was won by “Lena
Rivers,” and owned and handLd by
L. H. McNeill, Arlington, Ga.
Winner in the derby was “Wonder
lust, first place, owned and handled
by R. H. Pearsons, Monticello, Ga.
Second place, Person’s Primrose,
owned and handled by R. H. Persons.
Third place in the derby was won
by Ole Dan’s Bessie, owned and han
dled by Trammel Scott, of Atlanta.
The winners of all age dogs were as
follows: First place, Carolina Don,
owner and handler, H. K. Moorer,
Montgomery, Ala. Second place,
Hogg’s Sport, owned and handled by
R. H. Hogg, Atlanta. Hogg’s Sport
was winner of first place in all age
her last fall. Third place was won
by Jasper Jack, owned and handled
by R. H. Persons, of Monticello, Ga. I
The trials this year were judged
by Mr. Lucas, of Three Notch, Ala.,
and Mr, McElMurray, of Waynes
In Dayton 0., a mar turned ban
dit to get money to pay his
tax fine. How’s that lor honesty?
IN LOCAL CAFE
j Negro Soldiers From Souther
Field Flash Guns; One Soldier
Bound Over, One Fined
A riot among the negroes in the
| city was probably averted Sunday
! night when Policeman Silver arrest
ed two negro soldiers from Souther
| Field who, started a row in a negro
case on Cotton avenue around eight
James Green, who claims JO home
is at Augusta, Ga., and Janies Perry
who claims Albany as his home, were
arraigned before the Mayor’s court
Monday morning, both being fined
$25 or 25 days on the gang for dis
orderly conduct, and Green being 1
bound over to the Superior Court on 1
a charge of pointing a pistol at an
other, assault and with inciting a
riot. Perry was not bound over.
Both negroes were locked up, pend
ing the payment of fines. Both are
enlisted in Company K, 24th Infan
Something like a dozen white wit
esses and 25 or more negroes were
summoned before the mayor as wit- !
nesses, their testimony, along with
the statements of the two soldiers
developed the followin:
Green, a small yellow negro,
walked into the case about eight
o’clock Sunday night accompanied
by Perry. Both were drinking.
Green picked out a small negro girl
and slapped her face. Negroes in
the case demanded a reason for the
assault and Green turned lose on the
bunch. Witnesses testified that
Green reached into his coat and
brought fourth an army 45 Colts,
which had all chambers loaded. With
this he knocked over two or more
negroes and a general fight ensued.
One negro testified that he was
struck over the head as he attempted
to get out of the case. Another
said he merely asked what it was all
about and Green slammed the gun
into his tomach and “he told me to
get out, and I did.”
Sticks and bricks and knives soon
were in evidence and free-for-all
followed. A number of negroes sus
tained minor injuries.
Two Americus negroes jumped
Green and Peppy Green ran into a
nearby alley. The testimony of wit
nesses and the statement of Green
vary as to what happened in the al
ley. One negro declared that he fol
lowed Green up the alley; that
Green fired at him and that he then
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Wants His Hearing for Reprieve
Postponed. Request Granted
By Judge Thomas
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., Nov. 30.
After the State of Connecticut thru
its State’s Attorney Hugh Alcorn,
had offered its answer to a petition
of Gerald Chapman, twice reprieved
murdered for a writ of habeas corpus
at a hearing before Federal Judge
E. S. Thomas today, defense aisked
for an adjournment because of its
“unpreparedness” and the request
was granted. The next session of
the court was set for Wednesday.
35 DEAD, 50 WONUDED
IN CHINESE STREET FIGHT
CHEFOO, China, Nov, 30.—1 tis
estimated that 35 men have been
illed and 50 wounded in fighting on
he streets of Chefoo between a*med
A battle began yesterday when
Marines coming from Tsingtao en
eaved to occupy barracks over the
opposition of Chefoo troops.
TO OPERATE COAL MINES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Unless .
the anthracite situation is settled ii i>
mediately, Representative Berger So
cialist of Wisconsin told President
Coolidge today that he will intro
duce a bill on first day of Congres
sional session authoring the Gov.
urnment to seise. and operate the
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Northwestern college men went on
a rampage to celebrate th ■ record
of their football team. They slug
ged the mayor, defied police and fire
men, and burned down the house
above, an abandoned dwelling for
merly the quarters of the Phi Kappa
Sigma fraternity. When firemen
tried to put out the blaze, the stu
dents stormed them and turned their
hose on them.
SLAYER OF SEVEN
IS ARRESTED IN
Being Returned to Pierce County,
Georgia, for Murder of Sheriff j
of That County
WILMINGTON, N. C„ Nov. 30. I
A self declared slayer of seven men, 1
S. I. Sharpe was today en route to
Pierce county, Georgia, to answer a j
charge of murdering I. C. Brooks, I
sheriff of that county in March |
When arrested here yesterday of- |
ficers say that the man told them |
that he had killed seven men and ad
ded “I would gladly kill you too but ;
you caught me without a gun.”
Heart Songs Are On Hand at
Those Desiring Them
There was a time not so long ago
when a certain type of music was
called modern rag time. Modernity
in this time of the world’s rapid ac
tion has come to have almost a sup
erficial meaning akin to the "on ce
moment” of the French.
Thirty years at the outside would
cover the period wherein ragtime
has been so known. During this time
nearly all principles have under
gone changes, and radical reforms
came about. Muisc has not escaped
; but whether or not the form of pop-
I ular music is evidence of the world’s
' evolution will be left for posterity to
'decide. All that we know is that our
' so-called popular music has gone
| through the rag and the jazz stage
and at present the tendency of writ
ers is to go back for their motives
to old familiar airs. Taking a well
loved refrain and overlying >t with
all the colorful mosaic of their fertile
imagination, and thus the songs of
long ago appear in the brilliant cur
rent successes of Irving Berlin and
In more than four hundred songs
which comprise “Heart Songs” will
be found cornerstones of much up to
date music building.
Thia and more musical informa
tion is contained in the volume now
being offered to The Times-Rei or
der readers as explained in another
column of this issue.
CP™*' » REMARKS
EXPUNGED FROM RECORD
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 —The
Mitchell courtmartial expunged from
its record today all mention of the ,
enjande of Friday When remarked by
Rrlvad'e** General King, a member
of the court brought vigorous obpec
tlon ffntn Colonel M’tchell.
No Newspapers Are Published
Today As the Result of Heavy
MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 30.—Torren
tial tropic rain beginning last night
and continuing through this morn
ing in a steady downpour crippled
utilities and prevented the issuance
One morning paper failed to pub
lish and the afternoon papers face
prospects of going all day without
being able to turn a wheel.
The power company has force of
men in readiness begin to drying out
generator coils as soon as the rain
stops hut this will necessitate sever
i AUTO WRECKS
TAKE 33 LIVES
Light Decrease is Shown in Num
ber of Deaths Dver the
ATLANTA, Nov. 30. A slight de
crease in the number of deaths and
a small increase in the number of
injuries from traffic accidents in
leven Southern States from week
previous are shown in a survey made
I row the past week.
I There were 33 deaths in past week
s compared with 36 the week before
a nd 212 injuries as compared with
70 prior week.
SAN ANTONIO, ITALIAN
CUTTER SINKS TODAY
MESSINA, Sicilay, Nov. 30.—The
Italian Cutter Sant Antonio has
gone down in a storm with her entire
rew. Details are lacking.
For 82 Year#
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"Aunt Hannah” Bradbury of
Greene’s Fork, Ind., has just celebrat
ed her 97th birhday and has been a
Sunday school teacher for 82 years.
She wears her hair shortfi but won’t
admit it’s bobbbed. “Just cut short
for convenience," she says.
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Middling, 18 1-4 C.
FEU EPIDEMIC IS
FEARED BY LOCAL
Dr. Chambliss States That We
Now Have More Than 100
Cases in Sumter County
"There are at least 100 cases of
influenza and more than ten cases of
pneumonia and Sumter county and
Americus today,” was the statement
of Dr. J. W. Chambliss, commissioner
health of Sumter county.
Wc have tried to caution our
people and have them to take the flu
serum but the majority of them. re
fuse to take any precautions. Since
the last warning was issued we have
given the serum to 185 where we
should have given it to 5,000,” Dr.
He states that the health depart
ment makes no charge for administer
ing the serum, and that the drug
stores have a stock on hand. The
cost is said to be $1.25 for the serum,
and with no charge for the admin
istering of it, many are expected to
take advantage of the opportunity of
becoming immune from the dreaded
flu. When questioned concerning
the effectiveness of the serum, Dr
Chambliss replied that in 90 per cent
of the cases it was effective and that
it was effective for a period of about
“I advise every resident of Sumter
county and of Americus to
take this serum at once, fam anx
ious that they do this in order that
we might get rid of flu here or at
least avoid an epidemic of the dread
disease,” was his final statement.
This large number of flu cases is
not alarming as there seems to be a
state-wide epidemic at this time, as
reports from over the state show a
large number of flu cases.
MEET THY GOD’
Delivers Strong Apoeal to the
Congregation at First Baptist
By R. H. RINER
In one of the strongest appeals we
have ever heard, Rev. Joe M. Branch,
pastor of the First Baptist church,
last night pleaded with his congrega
tion to “Prepare to meet their God.”
Using as his subject, “Prepare to
Meet Thy God” with his text taken
from the last clause of the 12th verse
of the fourth chapter of Amos, Rev.
Branch urged upon the people hear
ingl him, to prepare to meet their God
by accepting Jesus Christ.
i He said in his sermon that if a per
I son should ask what they should do,
’l Christ would answer to them “pre-_
pare to meet thy God.”
“The Bible gives several
. why we should prepare to meet God, .
how we should prepare and when we -
should prepare. From Genesis to Rev- -
elations we are given these reasons,” •
were added remarks of the First Bap- -«
tist pastor. Then he gave some of 7
the reasons why a person should pre--*
pare, saying that “a person’s lost con- •
1 dition demanded that they prepare, ,
that a man without Jesus Christ is 4
lost, and that when they prepare to
meet their God they must accept _
Christ as their savior.”
Preceding his sermon, the pastor
presented the Banner, recently award-,
ed to the Junior B. Y. P. U., the
Junior Union of that church having
had the best one during the past
year. This Banner was awarded
during the recent Southwest Region
I B. Y. P- U. convention held at Cor
dele In addition to the sermon and
I the presentation exercises, the choir
of the church rendered special music
for the day. M
TWO MILLION BID
FOR FLORIDA TRACT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30—A sin
gle bid of $2,836,560 for eight
hundred acres of tract of the Chap
man Field, military reservation, near
Miami, Fla., was received by the
War Department today from Na
than Friedman of New York.
The optimist enjoys the holiday;
the pessimist think* about tomorrow
when he will hava haah. »