The Grady County Progress
CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1910.
About 3,500 Barrels Shipped
HOT Kit IIEES HAVE BEEN Dill
Which Curtails.U>« Shipment tor
Season lSM-Ncw York Mar
ket Consumed the Bulk ol Ship
meata-The Keller Will Now
fioOn lhe Market, Next Find
Keady|Salc la the Weat.
The present season for LcConte
shipments is aliout closing for Cairo.
Tho principal shippers have been
J. B. Wight, Dr. W. A. Walker,
Walter L. Wight and Kedar Powell.
Owing to the fact that many pear
trees haye been cut down the ship
ments from this place this year will
not exceed three to four thousand
barrels. Most of these have gone
to the New York murket.
Owing to the heavy crop of
peaches as well as pears, prices have
been very moderate.
There is a good crop of Keifcr
pears this year, and they will begin
to move soon. Most of these are
shipped in bulk to western markets.;
The Albany Herald has the fo|s
lowing to say in regard to the pear
crop this year:
“The, Lee Conte pear is unusual
ly fine this year. The trees are
loaded inmost to the breaking point,
aivi.ti.e riualUv wafi -never better.
The pears are quite juicy and 6f
splendid flavor, and are cfinlipand-
ing a good price. Prices quoted ate
92.00 to $3.25 for choice to fancy
Le Conte pears, in well-filled bar
“Pears' os a fruit, seem to be in
a class to themselves. The. price
. does not seem to be affected bv the
abundance of other fruit. In fact,
, the growers are getting as good a
price this year, when fruit of other
hinds is very abundant, ah they did
last year, when there was hardly
any fruit on the market and no
pears .to speak of.
“There are many large pear orch
ards in this immediate section, and
although the crop.is very large there
seems to be no end to the demand,
and it is believed the good prices
wifi hold up until the entire crop is
ha LY^ ed -. - . ; - .
"Tlje Keifer pears, winch are a
later crop, are also very abundant
this year, and it is expected, that a
good price will also be obtained for
them when the time comes for gath-
% £ririg at a later date.
?* Some years ago pears were a
drug on the market, and many
.orchard owners cut all their trees.
Those who left the trees standing,
however, arc now reaping the bene
fits of a good demand in the north
ern and eastern markets, which give
promise of continuing indefinitely
from year to y ar.”
the audience up into the air and in
response to a persistent encore, an
other thrilling rendition was given.
The sextet was composed of Miss
Erie Smith, piuno; Mr. Jennisou-
cornet; Col. (1. A- Wight, violin;
Mr. Martin Powell, chu’oiiet, and
Messrs. Alton Williams and Roy
Ponder, drums. Miss Erie Smith,
also, filled in occasional necessary
intervals in the more formal pro
gram with a number of bright,
spnrkling piano pieces, to the great
delight of her numerous admirers.
The duet, by Messrs. Jennison
and Farley, on the sliding cornet
and trombone, was a charming fea
ture of the occasion, and the other
duets, by tho same gentlemen, on
the xylophone and silver bells, to
gether with Mr. Jennison’s solo on
the aluminum harp, were very
unique and pleasing.
The audience, while larger than
on some former oocasons, as well as
thoroughly representative, was not
such aa the meritorious performance
deserved. The Cairo Concert Bund
is really a superior organization.
While yet scarcely eighteen months
in (.xistenee, it ranks among the
best amateur bauds and its musical
excellence is evident. Composed of
a number of our most estimable
young men and nicest boys, the or
ganization is a credit to tho town
and our people ought to patronize
far more liberally than they do, the
'splendid concerts that it gives. Mr.
Ci H.. .Tjinnison,- the accomplished
er, has most admirably developed,
tfie excellent material brought'.up
' •’’cr liis h|nd and, altlipsjjgLpn ae-
Movement on Foot to Es
tablish Third Bank.
WILL HAVE AMPLE CAPITAL BEHIND IT
v « t ■< •
A s^teaHli EalftlalqntBl Given
My like Cairn Concert Band/
The '^concert given at the court
house bySthe Cairo Copdxi Band,
last Friday ..night, wis an enter
tainment of raW-extfellence. There
was a full attendance of the local
members and the delicious musical
menu they presented was apprecia
bly seasoned by contributions from
two members of the Moultrie band,
Messrs. Coalson and Farley. Sev
eral of the pieces were new to this
scribe, but the numbers were, with-
' v out exception, all fine and superbly
tjhe orchestral symphony carried
sons, Several- • -momhers JiaVe bo:^i
compelled to drop out, thus requir
ing the introduction of new ones,
at all sorts of irregular intervals,
the progress of the members as a
body has been phenomenal.
Let us remember that these young
ine^i Jiavo equipped and qualified
themselves, at great expense, for
our wholesome entertainment and
the credit of the town, as well
their own pleasure; that there are
very few Rockefellers among them
to meet their necessarily heavy bills;
and then let us patronize the splen
did fellows, far more generously in
the future than we have done in the
Era Club ol Louisiana Appeals to
Woman’s Organizations to As
sist In tbe Work For tbe Acquit
tal ol Mamie McLaughlin.
New Orleans, Jvly 28. — Busing
their appeal on “application of the
unwritten law to woman,” the Era
Club, one of Louisiana’s leading or
ganizations, has called upon all
other women’s organizations to
pledge support to secure the exon
eration of Mamie McLaughlin,
charged with murder. She shot
and killed Hugh Smith, a wealthy
saloon proprietor, when she met
him accompanied by another wo
To Occupy the Building Next to
Wight & Browne Now Occupi
ed us u Barber Shop—Tp Be
Cairo is to have another hunk.
This will make three hanks for
Tim PiKxmiiss has been informed
that all arrangements were about
completed for the launching of the
enterprise about January 1, 1911.
It is said that tho building join
ing Wight & Browne’s drug store,
now occupied as a barber simp, has
been secured, and just us soon, us
the present lease expires work will
he commenced to remodel the build
ing, and when completed will lie
one of the handsomest hank build
ings in Southwest Georgia. -
The projectors are well-known
business men, who feel that thqre is
ample room in Cairo for another
bank, and that it will' not iuter.fere
with the business of tfieold, banks
or their prosperity. v-' t •
Both of the , old bonks are. doings
a splendid business,'"iivitir deports 1
of nearly $,300,0Q0.
But as-Cairo; and, Grady, county
«vW h'l'mvLhtiiii.wv 1 * ■' **' *• J
in st^Vd^mr^ej^fi; ahiP al^nui
husinesB. 'H is felt that it third bank
will help along the growth.
A VISIT TO THE
TOWN OF WHIGHAM
i" : ,
The School Now Better Equipped
to Educate the Young People
Thun at Any Time Belore—Mr.
J. B. Wight, Trustee, Has the
If there are ton hoys and girls in
Grady county wanting an education
with but verv little, if any, cost,
the opportunity is. now knocking at
Mr. J. Ib Wight, trustee for
Grady county of the second con
gressional district agricultural school
located at Tifton, has these scholft)'-
ships for disriosal and those inter
ested will find it to their interest
to see him at once as will he seen
by tho- following card:
As trustee for Grady county of
th6' Agricultural school at Tifton, I
have at my disposal 10 scholarships
for tile Incxt scholastic year—five
fqr : boys and five for girls. Any
one who is interested in securing
oho of thesejShnuld. see tnc at once.
Th4 School is' now much better
-equipped than formerly for doing
first class work in every respect.
A Busy and Hustling Place and
a Live, Progressive People.
A representative of Thu Progress
made a visit to the thriving town
of Whigham last Saturday and met
with a cordial reception.
Whigham has several thriving
business houses, about twenty of
them being brick structures, and all
of them arc occupied by progressive
business men who carry an exten
sive and varied stock of goods.
Tho town is surrounded by as
fine farming lands as can he found
ill the state
There are a' large number of very
handsome residences in Whigham
which shows the enterprise and
progressive spirit of its citizens.
The Magnolia Hotel has recently
undergone a change in management
and is conducted upon a high plane
and its culinary department is ex
cellent. Mr. J. G. Harrell assumed
charge of the hotel Monday.
At some future time we intend to
have more to say of our neighbor
COAST LINE DEPOT
ROBBED LAST NIGHT
News Was received in Cairo late
Thursday night that tho Atlantic
Coast Line depot Was robbed at
Pine Park. The burglars secured
only about $26.00 in cash.
A new beef market will Ih) opened
in Cairo next week by Horton &
Carter in tho McDonald building.
Mr. Carter will he in charge and
respectfully asks the people for a
share of their patronage, guarantee
ing to give satisfaction,
Council Holds Up Sewerage Or
dinance-Orders Well Filled In
At a meeting of the town council
Wednesday, the ordinance recently
passed requiring the citizens to put
in repair and build private sewers,
was suspended for thirty days.
-Tlio council also ordered the old
well in the rear of the Cairo Furni
ture store tilled in if the sanitary
committee sues proper to do so.
The usual number of hills came
before the body and were ordered
The marshal’s report was read
When in town call around and
let us put your name on The
Pbogress’ mailing list.
For the Boys and Girls of
TO THE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL AT TIFTON
Blowing Cave District Visited
by a Torrential Bain Sunday
Sheriff,Dollar informed The Pro
gress Monday that Blowing Cave
district was visited by one of the
heaviest rains known to the people
of this section of the state.
A great deal of damage was done'
to the growing crops, espcoially was
the cotton crops badly damaged,
branches becoming rivers'and sweep
ing everything in front.
The rain fell for an hour or more.
Sheriff Dollar says he never in his
life seen as heavy -i rain or as much
destruction as, was wrought by Sun
day’s down pour.
TTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Two Days Session to Be Held In
Moultrie On August 6th and 7th
—Large Number ol Gradyites
A very interesting program lias
been arranged for the 7th Senatorial
Farmers Institute which will he
held in Moultrie on August 6th
The institute is held under the
uuspecies of the State Agricultural
college, which institution furnishes
It is hoped that a large delega
tion of’ Grady farmers will attend
this years’session, as the lectures
will he beneficial to the farmers of
Owing to a typographical mix-up,
overlooked in the pressure attendant
upon getting out our first issue, the
last paragraph in the article by
“Observer” is unintelligible.
Therefore, of our own motion,
we take pleasure in correcting it.
Here is the paragraph copied liter
ally from the manuscript of the
writer, as it should have been print
ed lust week:
“The letter of Bishop Candler
will show those who read it. that
Mr. Harris is not lacking the
support of tho strongest advocates
of the highest moral standards,”
2-HORSE W CO!! LOAD
COUNTRY HAMS AND LARD
Such Was Brought Into Cairo
Last Saturday by One ol Grady
County’s Progressive Farmers.
Do the farmers of Grady county
live at home?
To he sure they do, as was evi
denced last Saturday when Mr. C.
F. Walker, one of Grady county’s
most successful farmers drove into
town with a two-horse wagon load
ed—not with cotton or melons—
but with big juicy, sweet, country-
raised hams, and tubs of lard, of
his own raising. However, this is
no unusual sight to be seen on the
streets of Cairo.
A SYRUP CANNERY
SEEXIRG LOCATION HtRE
Want to Put Up Cairo’s Famous
Syrup lor the Market.
Mr. W. P. Smith informs The
Progress Unit Valdosta parties will
probably establish a syrup cannery
The parties interested have made
a couple of trips to Cairo seeking to
interest Cairo people in tho enter
prise and have met with some en
It is hoped that the project will
become a certainty.
Does Cairo want, a bakery?
If So! tile ’ of)p rtuiiity is 'now
knocking at her door.
A Mr. Roberts, of Willneboohee,
has boen in Cairo investigating the
practicability of establishing a first-
class bakory. He was well pleased
with the prospects and if he can se
cure a building will move to Cairo
and start up.
If you have a building, to rent let.
Mr. W. P. Smith, of'$6ppnge&
Smith, know it ami he .will secure
DIRT BROKE MONDAY FOR
Our enterprisi ig fellow-citizen,
Mr. L. B. Powell, is having ii, new
brick building erected on the lot
adjoining, on the west, his fine
storehouse occupied by White &
Stringer. Wc understand that the
lower floor will, he used fo. an ele
gant harbor shop and restaurant,
while the upper rooms may he util
ized for offices or lodging rooms.
FOR GRADY DAY
It is understood that the commit
tee for the celebration of the fifth
anniversary of Grady county, which
is to he at the same time a memori
al day to the honor of Henry W.
Grady has arranged, tentatively, a
program which, if executed, will
prove ef unusual interest.
Besides music appropriate to the
occasion, it is understood that an
address will he delivered by 1 fenry
W. Grady, Jr., and responded to by
Hon. W. B. Roddeubery. Ad
dresses will also he made by Hon.
II. W. Hopkins, Congressman S.
A. Roddcnbery and cv-Guvcrnor
Joseph M. Terrell.
Mrs. F. M. Brannon and son,
and Misses Ethel Bussey, Kathryn
Brown, Dora Wood and Ethel
Brannon have returned from a two
work’s stay at Panacea Springs.
Col. Willie will leave Sunday for
a ten dnys visit in Bulloeh county.
Let Tmi Piicghkss figure on your job
To Grow Cane and Manu
ITS THE RODDENBERRY PLANTING CO.
Have Bought a Large Mill and
Will Have II In Operation By
Time Cane Is Ripe—Charters
Granted to Cairo Glutting Co.,
and Pine Park Gin Co.
Monday s Judge Parks granted
char.pm to W. B. Roddeubery nnd
others for a corporation to he known
as the Roddenbory Planting Co.,
with a paid in capital stock of $50,-
Tt is the intention of the com
pany to grow cane and manufac
ture it into syrup.
A large dyrup mill has already
been purchased for this purpose
and it will he ready for business by
the tint, cane is ready to grind.
The company proposes next year
to plant a larger area than hereto
fore in cane nnd will go extensively
into the svrup industry.
Cairo syrup is famous all over
the country and the demand for ijt
is growing each year and to meet
this demand Mr. Roddenbory arid
associates propose to dcvclojp the
industry to its fullest extent. ,• ,.
They wjll/prqlp^’^ ,J1£ ^’' t - ; -- ;
M. DilTcu arid J. F.. Dyson.
Cairo Winning Co. This p
has recently been • overhauled arid
new gins added. .W
J. M. Red, J. M. Diffee anil
others wore granted a charter to dri. 1 ;
business ns the Pine Park Gin Co. ’
They will put in a new plant at v
Pine Park. ,
With Severe Attack oS Kidney
Colic, and Cancels Engage
ments to Speak at Waycrosa.
Atlanta, Ga., July 28.—Former
Governor Hoke.. Smith was quite
sick last night with a severe attack
of kidney colic and is confined to
his ,bed today; He is advised by
physicians that it will be impossi
ble fur him to" he out until the-
early part of next week.
Today Mr. Smith wired G. P.
Folks, of Wnycross, that on account
of illness it would be impossible for
him to l)o in Waycross Friday.
Dr. E. Bates Block, who Was
called in to see Mr. Smith, said
With reference to his condition:
“Governor Smith is suffering from
a severe/ attack of kidney colic,
which, while extremely painful, is
not dangerous to life. It will be
necessary for him to vest quietly
for a few days, hut there is no rea
son that, can he foreseen why lie
should not resume his usual occu
pation by the early part of next
Week. Such attacks, while very
painful, usually pass off in a short
time without serious consequences. ’ ’
KNOWN AS GRADYVILLE
Perhans you don’t know it. None
of us knows everything. But ’tis a
fact, whether known to many or
not, that Grndyvillo IS.
Gradyvillo is the new town grown
up around the lumber milling plant
of the Massed-Feiton Lumber Com
pany. We hope soon to lie able to
give the entire establishment an ap