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The Grady County progress. (Cairo, Grady County, Ga.) 1910-19??, October 28, 1910, Image 1

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I HHR he Gra£>y County VOL: CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, UN BALES ClinON IE In the Cairo Market for Sea son of 1910. FIVE HUNDRED BALES SHOUT OF 1009 Market Thursday Was 13 l-*2 Cents For Short Staple—Nine teen Bales Long Cotton Receiv ed Against One forLast Season. Cairo is 500 bales short in her cotton receipts for 1910 over 1909. Up to 1 o’clock Thursday there had been received at the Farm ers Union warehouse 2,300 bales of short staple cotton against 2,- 890same time last year. The market Thursday was around 13 1-2 cents. Long Staple Cotton. So far the town has begun on Its long staple, or Sea Island cot ton record. Up to this year very little’ Sea- Island cotton has been grown in Grady county. The receipts for the entire year of 1909 was only one bale. Up to yesterday 19 bales of the I. 910 crop had been received here as follows: J. J. Coppage, 14; Poulk Bros., 2; ancP three were 'stored in the Farmers Union warehouse. The Sea Island belt —the Calvary section, is yet to be heard from. It is predicted that the average next year will be trebled as the farmers have learned that it can be easily grown here and that it brings double the price of the ehort staple. . Several are making as much as a bale to the acre. Long staple was quoted yester day for best grades—ones and fancies—27 1-2 to 28 cents, by J. J. Coppage, the long staple buyer. OF NIGHT RIDERS Stnmg^ Protest Entered By Large Number ol Growers In Georgia and Flordla. To the law-abiding citizens of Gads den county, Florida, and Grady county, Georgia: “In view of the fact that certain fires have occurred on two planta tions in the southern part of Deca tur county within the past few weeks, alleged to have been the out come of reckless, unthinking and desperate individuals in the endeav or to satisfy alleged grievances against the owners of the planta tions, we, the undersigned citizens of Gadsden county, Florida, and Grady county, Georgia, with all our power condemn the actions of those guilty of so heinous a crime which, should such actions continue and spread over the tobacco dis tricts proper, of which Gadsden county, Florida, and Grady and Decatur counties, Georgia, must re sult in untold damage to the inter est of every individual in those counties, either directly or indirect ly, practically terminate business of every nature throughput the entire counties above mentioned for months to come, and drive many peaceful citizens from our midst, cast an indelible blur-upon the rep utation of our good counties, the home of our interests, rob us of the accumulated profits of a lifetime from a financial standpoint, and cause the innocent to become suf ferers with the guilty, or the repu tation of anarchists or assassins. “To those who desire peace and harmony, who love their homes, who value their reputation and who are opposed to such a reign of law lessness for which no excise could be deemed acceptable.” J. S. Overstreet, Seety. II. L. Reeves, J. \V. Hinson, J. H. Darsey, W. E. Lning, C. E. Lott It. A. McKinzie, W. T. Doss, T. J. Peavy, W. J. Gray, J. T. Dyks, I. E. Johnson, J. \V. Shelfer, 13. A. Kemp, X. Brady, C. Gray, I. D. Brady, J. S. Overstreet, Edward Walsh, T. J. Bo 4 stick,S. S. Poppell, B H. Hinson, D. M. Hinson, L. O. Maxwell, Dr. C. H. Maxwell, E. M. Bivins, M. L. Hinson, R. A. Cook, O. N. Chesler, P. C. McRae, W. S. Popped, P. W. Williams, J. M. Rouse, O F. Sanders, G. W. Worn- ock, R. M, Womock, J. II. Turner, C. W. Arrington, L. Vickers, A. T. Finklca, E. L. Maxwell, M. D., T. J. Cook, M. L. Perrett, D. L. Max well, C. H. Gray, C. I. Guilford, G. H. Chester, M. L Martin, J. F. Martin, D. M. Hinson, Jr., It. T. McDavid, L. E. Butler, H. I Clay, J. S. Strickland, T. M. Maxwell, J. B. Garland, B. H. McNair, W. T. Nazworth, C. Thomas, R. W. Pon der. Alfred Moore, Joel Strickland, G. G. Thomas, P. D. Elarbee, W. A. Carr, C. W. Carr, E. A. Max well. CALVARY ! BEGIN THE HICiPAl ELECTION 15 i The Registration Books Were Closed Last Week. OCTOBER ■ IWO HUNDRED AND SIX CAN VOTE Several New Business Houses To Go Up Soon—-Nice Location For Town. Calvary is on the upward move and every indication points to the fact that this little town is soon to thrive and grow beyond the dreams of the most optimis tic. Two large brick stores are to be erected soon near the new P. & H. depot. Mr. G. S. Johnson, of Cairo, will move his stock of goods into one of the new stores, and the other one has been rented. Several have the erection of a number of residences in view. It is also reported that there will be at least two other brick stores besides those mentioned. Calvary is a beautifully located place and we see no reason why it should not become a thriving little city. Every Ward Has Selected a Can didate—Two In Race For A1 derman at Large, Three For Clerk and Treasurer. Now. for the final dash in the race for city officials. Every ward has acted and put a representative citizens in the race for alderman. The clerk and treasury race is tiie bone of contention in which there is a triangular race, The entrants for this office are: B. M. Johnson, R. E. Wilson and P. W. Bussey. There are two candidates alderman-at-large, viz: J. Miller and J. M. Poulk. The ticket now reads: For Mayor—W. J, Willie. For Aldermen at large—J, Miller and J. M. Poulk. Alderman First Ward—G. Wight. Alderman Second Ward- G. Baggett. A Merman Third Ward—T. F. Dy*.n. Alderman Fourth Ward—J. E. Hurst. For- Clerk afid Treasurer—-B. M. Johnson, B. E. Wilson knd P W. Bussey. The town's affairs are assured of being in good hands next year. The gentlemen selected by the wards are among the town’s most progressive citizens and they will use every legitimate means to push for a Greater Cairo. M. A. -W. LIST OF JURY FOR m . THE CITY COURT VOT -7' For Cliy SCourt Term Convening on the First Monday In Nov ember. \ The following is the jury drawn to serve in the next term of the City Court convening Monday, Nov. 7: C. R. Muggridge, C. W. Chason, G, W. Collins, Jim Brown, W. S: Lucas, T. W. Faircloth, R. W. Davis T. J. Watts, R. Y. Hurst J. M. Blaekshear, Jr., G. M. Jones, W. L. Wight, W. P. Ragan, J. A.Odum W. H. Collins, W. L. Perkins, D. W. Kelly, W. D. Clifford, J. C. Matthews, L. Hall, R; P. Bennett, Ll C. Graham, J. 8. Fulford,.'L. M. Brinson.' •V-.‘• 1 ‘.‘c :j»i 'i V/! «*$**» tth'* ,*■*•*'! <tlr Alter Traveling Over Stale He Makes That Prediction. According to Commissioner of Agriculture T. G. Hudson, who has just been traveling over Georgia inspecting the cotton crops, the crop will be about one- third short this year, says Mr. Hudson. “The South Georgia crop is probably showing the most nor mal average of any section of the state. There is no doubt' that the total crop is about one-third short. The season would have undoubtably shown a larger de crease had it not been for the ex ceptionally fine fall. - • y . Mistrial in Spence Case. The case of A. T. Spence, charged with killing W. G. Akridge at Pelham some time' ago, was tried at Camillas last week and resulted in a mistrial- Judge Park discharged the jury Saturday evening, as they stated there wasn’t any likelihood of their coming to an agreement. Another murder case was tried at the same term of court. It was that of T. U. Cox charged with killing B. J. Dinard. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty Saturday night. •V-i — Shooting Scrape at Pelham. Saturday about noon a white man named Arthur Pullen shot and instantly killed Tom Lane on Pullen’s farm about seven miles from Pelham. The report says that Lane went to Pullen’s house and had some words with Pullen’s wife, Lane being under the in fluence of whiskey. Mr. vPulien, upon hearing that Lane had in sulted his wife, took his gun and shot him through the head, kill ing him instantly, The people in that section re garded the killing as justifiable. GOOD JOiSll BOSTON NEGRO. President Tall Appoints William Lewis Assistant Attorney Gen eral. Unusual recognition will be {jiven the negro race by President Taft through the appointment of Will iam Lewis, of Boston, as assistant attorney-general of the United States} r The appointment has been agreed upon by the President and Attorney General Wickersham. Lewis is now assistant federal district attorney at Boston. He is a degree graduate of Amherst and Harvard Universities and a famoust athlete. Charles Coterel, another promi nent negro, of Toledo,, will bo ap pointed collector of customs of Honolulu. GINNERS REPORT ON COTTON OP TO DATE The Ginning This Year Is About 120,000 Behind Same Day Last Year. The Census Bureau Tuesday is. sued a cotton report showing 5, 410,960 bales ginned to October 18 as compared with 5,530,967 bales last year. The Sea Island cotton for this year is 25,824 bales against 86, 432 bales last year. Man Staggered into Police Station in Atlanta CLAIMED HE SAW BABY DEAD AF H8»E. II SAYS CROP IS SHORT 2581 POUNDS OF WOOL REGEIYED THURSDAY Sherlfl Dollar Brought in His Clip From His Farm Wednesday. Thursday Sheriff Dollar brought to Cairo hit) clip of woo) of five bales weighing 2581 pounds. Not being in a very pressing need for money he stored it in the Farmers’ Union warehouse. This so far, iB the first lot to he brought in. He has been very suc cessful with his sheep. LOCAL TALENT TO GIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday Night In the Court House —"Reveries ol a Bachelor" The >Play. Local talent vfill, on Friday evening, give a public entertain ment at the court house. The proceeds will go to the improve ment of one of the school rooms and Cairo Concert Band. Ad mission, adults 35, and children 15 cents. Former Governor A. D. Candler, Dead ■ Atlanta Ga. Oct. 26. —Allen D. Candler, twice governor of Georgia died at his home here this morning after an extended illness, aged sev enty-six. He was a colonel in the Confederate army, represented his district in Congress, and was goven- or from 1898 to 1902. The Strange Hallucination ol a Man While On a Spree-Man’s Name Withheld. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26.—A vei-y strange and tragic story in which hallucination and possibly telep athy played a part, came to light at the Atlanta police station last night, A well-dressed resident of the little town of Senoia, whose name is withheld because of the pain its publication would cause to his family, staggered into the station house in a maudlin con dition, slapped the sergeant on the back and excltfimed with a boisterous laugh: “I’ve got a gallon of good whiskey at home in mv room.” This, in itself, was of no par ticular interest, and gave it'll a little knot of officers seated around the fire no inkling of yrfflto Was .to follow. “Yes, I’Ve got a gallon jug- right there at home on the bed,” cried the man a second time, with a faraway iook in his eyrs« and was silent for moment. Then, while his eyes became more set and glazed, a look of horror spread over his face and he screamed: “No, it is not a jug! It is my baby I see lying there, my baby lying dead!” A moment after the paroxysm passed, and the uncanny visitor sank into a chair. Presently he returned to his original mood, and began to stare before him as if he saw something invisible to the rest and would say time over time, “Yes, I’ve got a full gallon jug right there on the bed.” Then changing suddenly, the look of horror would come back, and he would cry: “Good God! No! It is my baby’s body!” The police officers, taking it all for the simple ravings of a drun ken man, had the fellow quietly- led off to a cell where he spent the night. The following morning the man’s brother came to the sta tion house to seek the other, whom he had traced from the hotel. “I want to take him right home with me if I can,” said the brother to the officers, “Why?” they asked. “Be cause his little babv died unex pectedly at midnight last night,” was the response. MULE KICKS GLASS IN MR. WORST’S EYE. Thomas County Farmer May Die From Infuryt Thomasville, Ga.,Oct.26.—Mr. Wurst, a well known farmer liv ing near this city, suffered from a peculiar accident a few days ago which will probably cause his death. He was in the lot driving his mules to water when one of them kicked at him, break ing his glasses and knocking a piece of the glass in his eye. Blood poisoning has set in from the wound to the eye and there is little hope for his recovery. wm Mr