The Grady County Progres
CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1910.
J. S. WEATHERS BUS
Can’t Keep Up With Brun
HAD A SEVERE ATTACK OF “COLD FEET.”
Brunson is Suffering From
“Over Active Imagination 1
and Actual Facts He Does Not
Want to Deal In—No “Tickle
Me and I’ll Tickle You” Busi-
Fisher, of Waycross, died at his
home in that city Sunday morning.
Mr. Fisher’s injury was slight, but
he gave 1t immediate attention. The
wound healed and was not wortying
him at all when the tetatnus set in.
Everything that medical aid could
do for him was done, but to no
On Saturday he became crazed
and was not conscious except at
slight, intervals during the day.
Mr. Fisher is survived bv a wife and
Dockets Being Rapidly Clear
ed of Cases.
THE HOST HATI01L
Cairo, Ga., Sept. 6, 19i0.
Nr. T. J. Brunson, Cairo, Ga.
Dear Sir: You stated in your
last article that you were amused at
my previous article, and I wish to
confess so you at the outset that I
have been grinning like a “basket
full of ’possum heads” ever since I
read your last “Literary Hemor
rhage.” You first intimated that
one-half of the funds were swiped.
I submitted facts to shnv.that that
Was not true,'either from the stand
point of the county administration
or the state administration. You
then crawfished on that proposition
and accused me of dodging the is
sue. In your second article you
stated that you had reference to the
state administration and I repro
duced a portion of your first article
in which you censured Mr. Max
well and showed thereby that you
really intended to reflect upon the
county administration. In your
last article you do not mention that
iact at all. What about it?
You'intimated that the Hickory
Head School practically belonged
to a member ' of the board.
Most any one of course would take
that to mean the board of educa
tion. I called you down on that
proposition, “Brother Tom,” and
.you replied by saying that you did
not say which board was meant,
and intimated that there existed
between tho board of education and
the board of county commissioners
a spirit of “you tickle me and I
tickle you.” It takes a diseased
imagination to connect the board of
county commissioners and the board
of education in the last, but you
find no difficulty in the stress of
circumstances to show that these
two wicked bodies are working to-
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Ready For Business About
WALTER L. WIGHT Will 8E CASHIER
Conditions Are Suck That tha
Promoters Believe a Third
Bank Will Be a Paying Institu
tion-Stock Being Readily Sub
The new bank, mention of which
was made in The Progress several
weeks ago will be a national bank
and will be known as The First
National Bank o( Cairo.
It will probably open for busi
ness about November 1st and not
later than December 1st.
It will occupy the building on the
corner where M. B. Harrison’s bar
ber shop is located. The building
will be thoroughly remodeled and
when completed will be an ornament
to the town.
The stock in the new bank will bo
owned by a number 'of ''business
men of Cairo and prominent far
mere of Grady county.
Owing to the rapid growth of the
town and county it is generally con
ceded that the third bank will do
Mr. Walter L. Wight will be
eashier, that much is known.
Orders for the latest improved
bank fixtures and fire ahd burglar
proof safe have been placed.
The bank will be managed along
modern business principles, con
servative yet progressive.
GEORGIA’S COHN CROP
REDUCED TO TWO-THIRDS
Commissioner Hudson Sticks .to
Atlanta Sept. 6.—Commissioner
of Agriculture T. C. Hudson said
to-day that other opinions and views
to the contrary notwithstanding he
stood upon the assertion that Geor
gia’s cotton crop this season will
not be more than t" o-thirds of that
“Cotton matures along about
September 10.” Mr. Hudsonsaid,
“and it is folly to resume that the
recent rain benefited the Georgia
crop to the extent of a million dol
lars. Much of the cotton in South
Georgia is dead. While, of course
the rain did some good, the crop
was too far ^advanced to do any
jjjg Nail Wound Kills a Man
After five days of intense suffering
from lockjaw from sticking a nail in
his ! right foot two weeks ago, J. D.
BUSINESS IS klNG RUSHED
GETS 18 YEARS
Convicted On Charge ol Rape In
Grady Superior Court Wednes
day-Quick Work oi the Courts
Eugene Ross, a negro man charg
ed with the offense of rape, uoon
the person of a ten year old ne
gro girl, was convicted in Grady
superior court Wednesday morning
and was given a sentence of 18
years in the penitentiary.
A bill was returned Tuesday
against Ross and his case was taken
up Wednesday, consuming the
greater portion of the morning ses
While denying his guilt, the evi
dence was such as to cause his con
After the case was given to the
jury they were out only a few min
W. S. Wight, Foreman; A. C.
Forester, Clerk and H. J. Vin-
spn Bail!!! ol Grand Jury-Cases
Disposed ol at this Term.
Grady superior court convened
on last Monday morning with Judge
Parks on the bench and Solicitor
General Wooten to look after the
W. S. Wight was elected fore
man and A. C. Forester clerk, H.
Vinson bailiff to wait upon the
The judge’s charge was an able
one. He laid special stress upon
gambling, whiskey selling and uis-
tol carrying; giving in detail thi
law on this subject.
Monday was spent in' trying di
The grand jury has been kept
busy investigating county affairs
and finding bills against evil doers.
The motion docket is practically
clear. There being only one or two
cases yet to hear.
The court is .nearer up with the
dockets than at any time in the his
tory of the court.
The following cases have been
disDOSed or at the present term:
T. J. Mills for use of Maud M
Pickron Wil vs W., A. Powell and
Hunter, P&tce aiull Battey.f Ver
diet for plaintiff.
Mrs. Etta C. Swicord vs J. P
Swicord, alimony. Settled by de
fendant deeding property to plain
D. Y. McNair vs B. F. Kelly
Verdict for plaintiff.
Henry Thomas vs G. B. Trulock
Verdict for defendant.
D. W. Hughes, agent, vs R. W
Cook. Verdict for plaintiff.
Nellie Godwin et al vs W. B
Godwin'. Verdict for defendant,
Jacob Carter vs Maggie Walker
et al. Verdict for defendant.
Mrs. Sarah J. White vs W. M
Mrs. W. M. Pippins. Verdict for
Mrs. G. T. Shores v&G. W. Reh
berg. Verdict for plaintiff.
L. W. Walker vs P. A. Jones
Attell last night shows that some of
the thieves committing the various
robberies in Thomasville of late are
still at large. This morning when
Attell went to his shop on lower
Jackson street lie found t iat the
back door had been broken open
and upon investigation found that
all the pistols ho had in stock were
gone and several pairs of shoes, the
thieves failing to get away with
my money. The door was fastened
!>y a large bar which was considered
very secure, but it had been broken
with such force that the screws
holding the bars were forced out.
Over 260 Enrolled the Two
I irst Days.
IS. SARAH WHITE
WINS HER CAS
The Musical Association at Pine
The Tired Creek Musical Associa
tion will convene with Pine Level
Baptist church, nine miles north of
Cairo, on Saturday before the 4th
Sunday in September. Everybody
cordially invited to attend.
P. E. Gillurd, Sec’y.
Recovers $500 And Attorney’!
Fees From W. M. Pippins And
The case of Mrs. Sarah White vs
W. M. Pippins and wife was dis
posed of in Grady Spuerior Court
Tuesday by verdict in fa vor of Mrs
White for $500 and attorney’s fees
This suit was an equity case
growing out of a land trade made by
the Pippins for Mrs. White. The
Pi pm8Cidmedjthatitwn8.lv gift
This Mrs. White • denied and the
jury agreed with. her. John
•nriglftary and R. C. Bell repre
sented the plaintiff and J, Q. Smith
the defendent. *
'Thieves Still at Work.
Some of The Heirs Go Into
ON THE INCREASE
CREASE COMES FROM THE COUNTRY
Every Room Crowded to Utmost
Capacity—One Room , and New
Teacker Added 1 for School
Cairo High School opened last
Monday for the fall term with the
largest enrollment in the history of
For the first two days the enroll
ment was over 260
Every room in the building is
crowded with pupils.
This year the fifth and sixth
each, have a separate teach
er, and notwithstanding this these
rooms are in a crowded condition
The increase in number of at
tendance this year iff from the out
lying country,and are principally in
the higher grades.
It is confidently predicted that
the enrollment for this year will go
over 275, and probably higher.
THE WILL PROBATED
Case Was Tried In Ordinary’s
Court last February and Decis
ion Objected To and Carried
To Superior Court—Will Mad$
The case of Nellie Godwin vs W.
. Godwin was tried at the pr sent
term of Grady Superior court. This
was a proceeding brought by IfiulHe
Godwin to have W. B. Godwin pro- .
bate the will of John Godwin de
John Godwin was one of the most
prominent and well-to-do citizens|
He made bis will, so.it is claimed
by the propounders, inf 1888, and
died in 1896. Some years after hisj|||H|
death his heirs made a division by
agreement of the estate, which
was satisfactory to all except the
heirs of one of the son’s, Jeff God- '
win, who propounded the will.
There was considerable litigation
over other features of the estate but
this is the first direct move made on
the line of probating the will.
This was tried in the ordinary’s
court last February and the decision
of the ordinary was in favor of pro
bating the will, some of the ca
veators appealed it to the Superior
court and after an exhaustive trial
it was decided in favor of the cavea
tors f[md against the pro'pounders of
Ledford, Terrell and Roscoe Luke
represented the caveators and J. Q.
Smith the propounders.
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FEWELL NOT GUILTY
OF CRIMINAL ASSAULT
Clothed Themselves For the Win
ter—Second Robbery Within
Cairo was visited again by rob
bers last Sunday night, which
the second to occur within the past
Sunday night robbers made an en
trance into the department store of
Higdon-Herring Co., and secured
sufficient clothing for the winter
Evidently there was only one
person connected as one suit of
clothes, pair of shoes, collars, shirt
and ties and suit case was missing.
The value of goods secured is esti
mated at about $75.00.
GETS EIGHT YEARS
FOR SHOOTING ANOTHER
Jury Turns Him Loose Alter
Hearing All the Facts—Trial
Behind Closed Doors.
“We the jury find the defendant
"That was the verdict rendered
Thursday at noon by the jury in
the case of the State vs. R. A. Few
ell, who had been indicted on the
charge of criminal assault about a
year ago and his case came up for
trial Thursday morning.
The judge ordered the court room
cleared of all persons not interested
in the case.
The trial of the case consumed
all of Thursday morning.
The evidehce was such as to cause
the verdict of not guilty being >-en-
dered in a few minutes after the
case was given to the jury.
Col' R. R. Terrell represented
Thomasville, Ga., Sept. 6.—The
stealing of twenty pistols and four
pairs of shoes from the stop of M.
Negro Shot Has Lelt lor Parts Un
Richard Butler, the negro who
shot another about a month ago
the mouth was tried in Grady Su
perior Court Wednesday and was
given eight years in the penitentiary
They were both in the employ of
the Atlantic Coast Line, working
with the construction gang, which
was at work in Cairo at the time.
The pay car had’’ been here th at day,
and the two negroes got into a d"
pute over a quarter.
The negro that got shot is S one
and his whereabouts are unknown
Several Couples Given Their Free
dom and They Went on Their
Monda / was a good dav for di
vorces in Grady Superior court.
Six couples were allowed seperation
and all manner of allegations were
made to get a divorce, from deser
tion to cruel treatment and nonsup
port. The. following were granted
'w/j mu* 1 yj