CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1910.
Rev. G. S. Taylor Resigns
'LONG BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH
His Health and Age Prevent His
Further Service as Pastor-
Resignation Accepted With Re*
The reverened gentleman whose
resignation appears below has dur
ing his long term of service with
the Long Branch church closely and
tenderly endeared himself not only
to the membership of that organiza
tion but to the congregation at large
and the entire community. He is
. also well and favorbly known in Cai
ro and through this entire section.
It was with great reluctance and in
Sincere sorrow that his people ac
cepted his resignation to which
•course they were competed solely ny
consideration of his physical inabil
ity to serve them longer. His home
is inMitchell county at a distance too
.great for him to traverse, regularly
in his enfeebled physical condition
He lost his wife, to whom he was
devotedly attached less than a year
ago and while meekly submissive to
the Divine Will,in that bereavement
be has never wholly recovered from
the shock. Mrs. H. G. Cannon
( and Mr. Robert C, Taylor,, of this
• ’'.place are his children, and they
. most of all will miss, bie monthly
omnihem. Ales 1 that suoh things
To the Membership of Long
My voice is gone. I can preach in words
no more. Even if, in God’s providence,
I should recover somewhat of the powers
of speech, the place of my earthly resi
dence is too far away for my enfeebled
frame to endure the strain of monthly
visits to you, as .of yore. Alas! brethren
with a sad, sorrowful, almost breaking
heart, I feel constrained, as I believe, by
the Holy Spirit, to resign my charge at
this placo. I pray you, brethren, in the
name of our common Saviour, to accept
my resignation, so regretfully, yet so in
sistently offered. I really cannot serve
Pray for me brethren, and in that term
I include the entire membership of your
church, of both sexes and all ages, pray
for me always, as I shall always pray for
you, until God shull summon me to my
heavenly home. Farewell.
And “may grace, mercy and peace
from God, the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit, abide with you, all, forever
Faithfully and lovingly, your brother
in Christ Jesus, the Lord.
G. F. Tayuor.
H"' must be.
Divorce Cases to Be Taken
A UGH! CIVIL DOCKET SET TOR TRIAL
ODD FELLOWS CONVENTION
WILL MEET IN MOULTRIE
District No. 1 Will Have Big G
ering in Colquit County
September 7 and 8.
There will be a big gatherii
Odd Fellows in Moultrie Sept'
7, and 8.
The occassion is a convention of
district No. 1, including the coun
ties of Dougberly, Colquitt, Thomas,
Grady, Miller, Early, Baker, Terrell,
Lee, Worth, Turner, Tift, Berrien,
Lowndes, Echols and Brooks.
It is expected that two hundred
Odd Fellows will be in attendance,
including some of the high officials
of the order.
The Odd Fellows of Moultrie and
Criminal Docket to Be Taken Up
Set lor Three Days.
The following is the official cal
endar of the civil business of the
September Term, 1.910, of Grady
All divorce cases will he taken up
and disposed of Monday immedi
ately after the organization of the
The criminal docket will be
en up Wednesday afternoon
cases disposed of as the court
Case No. 49, page 10, Jane Ballard
V3. W. E. Cargill; Theo. Titus
for plaintiff, and S. A. Rodden
bery for defendant.
Case No. 71, page 13, Lizzie Darsey
vs. Jones Newton & Co. et al; S.
A. Roddenbery and Ii. B. Bower
for plaintiff, and Ledford and
Terrell for defendant.
Case No. 1S7, page 35, T. J. Mills
for use of Maud M. Pickron,
' Maggie M. Pickron and Matthew
M. Powell vs. W. A. Powell and
Hunter Pearce and Battey’; Led
ford and Terrell for plaintiff, Wil-
C. Bell for plaintiff and Cain and
Willie for defendant.
Mrs. G. F, Shores vs, G. W. ‘ Rob
berg; R. C. Bell for plaintiff and
■L Q. Smith for defendant.
L. W. Walker et al vs. Pi,A. Jones;
R. C. Bell for plaintiff and M.
L. Ledford for defendant.
Attorneys, witnesses avid all par-
parties take due notice and govern
This 30th day of August, 1910.
W. T. CrawfoKd,
Clerk Superior Court, Grady coun
STATE TAK RATES WILL
BE & MILLS FOR 1910
Same as- Last Yeai
Have Grovwn More 1
me uaa renows oi iviouitne anu *■ . ,
cf T o *ri
planning to give the visitors a royal
Georgia’s new tax rate for 1910
will be five mills—just as the
1909 tax rate was, right at the
This figure will be formely and
officially fixed Monday afternoon
by Comptroller General W. A.
Wright and Gov. Josepp M.
Brown. And by it every citizen
owning property in Georgia will,
be taxed. Governor Brown wa;
not present at the: capitd
Monday morning, having gpn6
up to his farm in Cherolcee county
near Canton, but he. was ex
pected back early in the after
noon, when he and 'the comp
troller general were to declare
the tax rate,for the current year.
Each year, after all the tax re
turns as a basis.
Because the increase in current
Empire State of South to Get
TO ESPLOIT RESOURCES IN THE WEST
Atlanta.— Within the next few
weeks the greatest advertising
campaign known in the history of
the Southern states will be inaugu
rated by the Greater Georgia Asso
ciation. The advertising campaign
will be started in the Northwest and
a represenative has left Atlanta for
Chicago to start the movement go
It is proposed to educate Western
ers on the resources of Georgia, the
Empire State of the South, with
sjtereopticon veiws, made from every
section of the state, showing tl
numerous resources in an effort to
attract - prospective home seekers.
. While in Chicago arrangements
will be made to show views in Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indianaand
Ohio, working thoroughly every
city in these states. In the mean
time wide publicity is being given
time and a hearty welcome.
Dear Brethren and Sisters: I am now
undertaking the performance of one of
the ssEddest duties of my life. My heart
■sinks within me at the bare thought of
it. How can I endure the ordeal that is
before me? ■ Yet at the behest of duty, I
must pass through that ordeal. God
Twenty-seven years ago, in answer to
vour call and in obedience, as I believe,
to the impression of the Holy Spirit of
■God, I became the unworthy pastor of
your church. I entered upon the great
work in fear and trembling. I said in
my heart, l know I am not equal to £he
responsibilities and obligations that X am
assuming. But I.could not dodge away
from the impulse of the Divine Spirit; I
could not disregard “the necessity” as I
felt it, that the Lord had laid upon me.
And thus, my labors among you .began.
I have said “among you.” Among
some of you. But among the fathers
and mothers of more of you. And among
still others who arc now dead and gone,
having left no posterity in this commu
nity to represent them.
In humble prayer I began. In prayers
and tears, I have labored among the
people of this church and community, in
season and out of season, in summer’s
heat and winter’s cold, through wet and
<lry, in spiritual adversity and soul pros
perity, as faithfully as I have been able
.e ver since.
For one full generation, counting by
fact and not by theory, and well into an
other, I have endeavored to comfort and
build up fathers and mothers; I have led
their children to Christ and “buried
them with Him” in the watery grave.
I have sought to strengthen the living; I
have laid away your dead; in everything
I have striven to be true and faithful to
you and to my Saviour* And, brethren
your church records bear witness that my
labors among you have not been in vain
in the Lord. “This I can say without
boasting” and humbly, in reverence to
ward God—thanking Him most pro
pound^, for the inestimable privilege of
leading many scores of regenerate spirits
into the Kingdom of Heaven, on ea- lU
and on high.
But now, I feel that my work is done.
I am no longer able to command the
hysicai strength essential to efficiency
Funeral of Mrs. A- L. Richter
Mrs. MeUie, the widow Jot- Mr.
Amandus L. Richter, late of Grady
county, deceased, died at her home,
three miles northeast of Cairo, at 9
o’clock, a. m. Monday, last, and
her funeral took place at Long
Branch church, the next morning
at 11. An immense congregation
attended the funeral service, thus at
testing the high esteem in which
the deceased and her family are
held. The exercises were conducted
by Rev. R. H. Harris, who preached
a sermon, at the special request of
the family. As a singular coinci
dence, it may be mentioned that
Dr. Harris preached a funeral dis
course over the remains of Mrs.
Richter’s husbard, on the 19tli day
of February, last, in the same
house. On the latter, occasion as
on the former, the exercises were
of the most solemn and impressive
character; and, at the conclusion
of the discourse, the handsome cask
et, containing the body of the la
mented lady, was interred in the
church cemetery, near by.
Miss Ethel Reagan led the sing
ing very sweetly, on the organ, and
Messers. J. M. Poulk. E. O. Har
rell, Oscar Taylor, Dan Hughes, J.
J- Cook and J. T. Procter acted as
pall bearers. Mrs. Richter was be
fore her marriage, Miss Mellie Brin
son, a sister of Mr.Sim Brinson and
a niece of Mr, Litt Belcher; thus
having been related to many of the
best people in Grady, as well as
connected, by marriage with others
of the same stamp, Rev. E. F. and
Messrs. F. A. and Gus Richter.
Mrs, Richter is survived by six
children: Mr. Eugene Richter, Mrs.
"Lily (Marshall) Perkins, Mrs. Rosa
(Gilbert) Donaldson and three un
married daughters, Misses Vera,
Estelle and Mary; all of whom
have the sympathy and condolence
of a host of friends.
C. Swicord vs Joe Swicord; S.
A. Roddenbery for plaintiff and
Theo. Titus for defendant.
Case No. 189, page 35, Wtri. Powell
vs. Cairo Banking Co. et al; Hale
and Nelson for plaintiff and S.
A. Roddenbery and R. Luke for
Case No. 190, page 35, D. G. Mc
Nair vs. B. F. Kelly; R. R. Ter
rell for defendant.
Case No. 179, page 34, Henry
Thomas vs. G. B. Trulock; .J. Q.
Smith for plaintiff, R. R. Terrell
Case No. 182, page, 34, D. W.
Hughes vs. R. W. Cook; M. L.
Ledford and R. C. Bell for plain
tiff and J. Q. Smith and Theo.
Titus for defendant.
Cose No. 186, page 35, Nellie God
win vs. W. B. Gddwin; M. L.
Ledford and S. A. Roddenbery
for defendant and J. Q. Smith
Case 191, page 36, Jacob Carter vs.
Maggie Walden et al; J. R. Sin
gletary, R. C. Bell and W. J.
Willie for plaintiff and Luke and
Weathers for defendants.
Case No. 192, page 36, Mrs. Sarah
J. White vs. Mrs. W. M. Pip
pins and W. M. Pippins; R. C.
Bell and J. R. Singletary for
plaintiff and J. Q. Smith for de
Case No. 193. pnge 36, H. R. Hurst
vs. J. P. Malloy; Singletary and
Willie for plaintiff and R. C.
Bell for defendant.
Case No. 196, page 36, N. A. t!ole-
man vs - . J. J. Ragan, Jr; R. C.
Bell for plaintiff and Cain and
Willie for defendant.
Case No. 197, page 37, Nora L.
Coleman ys. J. J. Ragan ( J r - > R*
rate cannot be Iow6red. And
because the constitution pre
scribes that it shall not be more
than five mills, it cannot be in-
Comptroller General Wright
says there has been an increase
of over $600,000 in the appropri
ations, as against an increase
of some $200,000 in revenue* A
quarter of a million dollars more
was given to schools this year
than last year;$200,000 more was
appropriated - for pensions, and
and the rest of the increase was
taked up in special appropriations
for the various institutions of the
state.—Monday’s Atlanta Jour
Baptist Church Notes.
The Sunday morning congregation
was fins and appeared to be pro
foundly impressed by the pastor’s
discourse on “The Passage of The
Without any apparent or heard
of reason, the attendance, at night
was below the average; but the in
terest of every person present was
vivid and intense, while the minis
ter spoke on “Reaping What We
There was a large increase in the
Sunday school muster, there were
numbers of welcome visitors pre
sent and the exercises were very en
There was a very gratifying in
terest manifested by a goodly com
oany, at the Wednesday night-
prayer meeting. Mr. Henry O’Neal
was the leader, with “The Objects
of Prayer,” as the subject for the
evening and the people seemed to
take hold of it with avidity.
When in town call around and
let us put your name on The
Progress’ mailing list.
the movement throughout the state
interesting the various sections.
Any town and county wishing to
advertise in the new organization
mav do so by having the photograph
made. The cost it norminal and
by doing theuctjfertising jointly, ‘ iiL
4!- .. -a , « urareu that 25 times as much can
expenses for -fhe yea- exceeds -ttch. Tlio movement, iff
the increase m revenue, the' tax b : ' -
hoped, will overcome the railroads’
refusal to allow stopovers in Georgia.
By showing the views in the various
cities of the West it is thought that
tourists and homeseekers may be
induced to buy their tickets to any
point, Tifton. Waycrosss, Amercus
or Macon, and take a look over the
opportunities offered in the state
and if not satisfied to then continue
thei 11 journey. It is believed that
in this way hundreds of thousands
of dollars will life brought to the
state for investment.
W. C. T. U. Elects New Officers
The W. C. T. U. held its regular
monthly meeting in the Methodist
church August 25th. President in
After a short devotional service
conducted by Mrs. F. T. Brown the
election of officers followed name
ly: President,Mrs. T. F.MoorejVice-
Presidence, Mrs. J. Q. Smith;
Treasurer, Mrs. J. S. Weathers; re
cording and corresponding secretary
Miss Addie Lou Powell; Vice-Presi-.
dent of the Methodist church, Mrs.
K. Powell; Vice-President of the
Baptist church, Mrs. W. H. Robin
son; Vice-President of the Presby
terian church, Mrs. A. C. Forrester;
Superintendent of the Red Letter'
Day socials, Mrs. F. T, Brown;
Superintendent of Medal Contest,
Mrs. R! C. Bell; Superintendent of
Sunday school department, Mrs. J.
E. Forsyth;Superintendent ofjFlow-
er Mission, Mrs, Eugene Clower;
Superintendent of Purity Depart
ment, Mrs. W. H Searoy; Super
intendent of Jail Department, Mrs,
W. C. Jones; Agent for the Union
Signal, Mrs. J. M, Poulk.
Mrs. W. B. Roddenbery was elec
ted delegate, Mrs. F. T. Brown al
ternate to attend the W. C. T. U.
convention which is to meet in
Madison in October.
It was discussed whether an essay
contest in Grady county Vfould
prove beneficial, a committee of five
were appointed to consider this
matter. Addie Low Powell,