CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1910.
Died Sunday in Atlanta at
m TAIIISG 10 HIS SON, HERBEBT
Death Came Suddenly—He Was
Taking Rest Care—Funeral Oc
Atlanta, Nov. 13-United States
Senator Alexander Stephens Clay
of Georgia, died at the Robertson
Sanitarium here this afternoon
At 3 o'clock after an extended ill
His death was as peaceful as it
was sudden. He had been talk
ing with his son', Herbert, a few
^minutes when he suddenly ceas
ed speaking and fell back with a
During the morning and after
noon the Senator appeared in bet
ter spirits than usual, the attend
ing physicians stating that he
was apparently recovering from
the slight relapse of Saturday.
Mrs. Clay came to Atlanta from
their home in Marietta in the
morning, but when she found the
Senator so much improved, re
turned to Marietta about noon.
The only member of the family
present at the deathbed was the
Senator’s son Herbert, who is
mayor of .Marietta.
According tothfc physicians,
Senator Clay’s death resulted
from dialation of the heart,super
induced by arterial salerosis.
The Senator had been ill for
nearly a year and came to the
sanitarium here on Nov. 1, to take
a rest cure.
His funeral occured Wednes
day, Nov. 16, being delayed in or
der £o allow a committee from
the senate to be present.
Senator Clay's remains were
viewed by hundreds of friends as
his body lay in state at the Meth
odist church, practically all the
state house officials including Gov
Brown attended the funeral.
Arthur Hulie, Mississippi, Held sec
retary of the Southern Baptist S. 3.
hoard, an exjiert in his work; Mr.
George W. Andrews, Atlanta, Bap
tist Sunday School Secretary for
Georgia—a live wire; Dr. B. H.
Ragsdale, than whom there is no
lx;tter teacher of the Bible in Geor
gia, and last but by no means least,
Miss Mattie LeatKerwooil of Nash
ville, Tonn., a genius Mid specialist
in the elementary won< of the Sun
day school, who is said to have the
model primary department of the
The First Baptist church will
welcome to the session of the con
ference all who will attend ami pro
vide free entertainment for all Bap
tist pastors and Baptist workers of
Southwest Georgia, who will notify
the committee. Write,
Col. Z. H. Clark.
Hon. J. B. Howell,
Dr. A. C. Cree.
SAYS THAW HAS EASY
The House ol Mr. B. M.
Wednesday morning at about
: 30 fire was discovered in the res
idence of B. M. Sasser and before
the gallant firemen could roach the
scene the flames had gained too
much headway and the building
was destroy3<1. Only a few of the
house fibrilIslvings were saved.
His loss is estimated at about
$1,250 with only $450 insurance.
It looked at one time ns though
the residence of Lloyd Griffin would
catch from the intense heat but by
hard work the fire lads ami other
willing helpers enough water was
dashed on the heated parts to keep
the building from burning.
This should show the sore neces
sity for better fire protection and
the tax payers should be given that
But Mrs. Thaw Wants to Have
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 14.—At
torney General O’Malley
UNIS WHISKY WHISKY”
CASE IS FINALLY ENDED
Many Notable Preachers and
Teachers Accepted Places on
Program—Will Be Held Decem
Th© First Baptist church, Moul
trie Ga., has perfected the plans
and announced the program for a
Bible Conference and Sunday School
■Institute, with an afternoon and
evening session each day, from Dec.
4th toSundny, Deo. 11th. inclusive.
One uf the strongest programs ever
presented in South Georgia has
. been arranged.
Some of the greatest teachers and
preachers among Southern Baptists
■are to participate as follows: Prof.
J. T. Hendferson, Secretary of the
Laymen’s Movement for Southern
Baptists; Dr. Lansing Burrows, for
more than a quarter of a century
secretary of the Southern Baptist
Convention; Dr. E. C. Dargan, for
years professor of Homiletics in the
Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary at Louisville, Kv.- Dr. B. D.
Gray, Atlanta, secretary of Home
Mission Board, one of the most
brilliant orators in the South; Prof.
the Court of Appeals to-day affida
vits in opposition to the appeal of
Mrs. Mary C. Thaw in her applica
tion for the transfer of her son,
Harry Iv. Thaw, who killed Stan
ford White, from Matteawan State
Hospital to some other hospital
vri^hin the state. Among the affi
davits is ohe by Dr. Amos B. Baker,
first assistant physician * at Mattea-
wan, who says Thaw’s surroundings
in Matteawan are more congenial
than they would be in a civil insti
tution. The appeal probably will
he argued Friday.
Dr. Baker alleges that since Thaw
was committeed to Matteawan he
has gained thirty-seven pounds in
weight, is permitted to play cards
with congenial companions, to re
ceive visitors, take out-door exer
cise, read the best literature and is
not compelled to associate with any.
me who is not his equal intellectu
ally or morally. In some of Mrs.
Thaw’s contentions she alleged that
inmates using vile language are as
sociated with her son.
This Liquor Was Shipped from
Canada Over the Border.
Appropriate exercises have been
arranged for, at the Baptist church,
for the .evening of Thanksgiving
Day, (24th inst) to begin at 7:0Q
o’clock sharp, and to conclude in
about an hour. The following pro
gramme is scheduled for the occa
Invocation Prayer—Rev. G.
Hy mn —Congregn tion.
Solo—Mrs, Mamie H. Burts.
Origin of Public Thanksgiv
ing Observance in America
—Rev. R, II. Harris.
Quartet—Mrs. W. H. Robin
son, Miss Allie Brinson,
Mr. A. C. Forester. Mr.
Sam H. Sutton.
Thanksgiving due for Chris
tian Influence and Relig
ious Liberty in our own
Country—Mr. F. A, Rich
Thanksgiving due for the
Prospect of our Political
and Religious Future—Col
M. L. Ledford.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 15.—An or
der filed here to-day befortr judge
3\Van in the United States Court,
on motion of United States District
Attorney F.^IM.Watson, directing
dismissal of the ,-case involving: a
certain bra^id of .Canadian whiijky,
brought to an end tha._iainony
‘when is whisky whisky,’’ contro
versy. &■' , I .
The case grew out of the seizure
some time ago by the United States
marshal, at the direction of the
Department of Agriculture, of 9,000
cases of this whisky, while in ship
ment froln Canada. The liquor
was seized under the clause of the
pure food law which requires that
goods shipped across state borders
or from foreign countries shall be
plainly marked regarding the na
ture of the contents.
It was charged by the government
that this whisky was misbranded
because it was not distilled in the
Two> Haralson* and a Bethnne
Fight by Roadside.
Griffin, Ga. t Nov. 14.—Meagre
particulars have been received here
uf a shooting affray yesterduy in
the'public highway in the western
part ofi Spalding county. The par
ticipants wore Jerry and Jim Har-
risom on one side and Jim Bethnne
on the other. It is said that about
twenty shots were fired and when
the-smoke cleared'away it was found
that one of the Harrisons had been
shot through the fleshy part of one
of his legs and Betbune had l>een
shot just under the heart.
Slarrison’s wound will amount to
only a few days’ confinement to bed
hot BetHune is fatally injured, and
there are no hopes of Ids recovery.
It is not known what brought on
the fight, hut the Harrisons claim
they vvere attacked by Bethune as
the - were driving along the road
and they fired in self-defence.
No Explosion FoUows—Dyna
mite is Peaceful in Accident.
Atlanta, Nov. 14.—A wagon con
taining 3,000 pounds of dynamite
and the caps to go with it, and
driven by Harry H. Scarborough,
an employe of the Dupont Powder
Company, was struck by one of the
heavy Marietta trolley cars of the
Atlanta-Northern Railway early
this afternoon near Howell’s Sta
tion, and just why an explosion did
not follow, blowing driver and eat'
passengers into smithereens is a
mystery which no one yet has l>een
able to solve. The wagon was bad
ly smashed, and ns it tttrried over
on its side the entire load of dyna
mite fell onto ,the cobblestones.-
Boxes woro broken open and loose
sticks of dynumho foil ail uliout.
Driver Scarborough fell between
the two mules, which were badly
injured and having escaped att ex
plosion, was iti imminent, danger of
being kicked to death by the strug
gling animals. Nevertheless he was
rescued with only a few scratches
and bruises. Percussion caps were
scattered till along the ear tracks
amu many ofi them were' exploded
by the car. wheels, yet the dynamite
Scarborough was bringing the ex-
plosive into the city to fill 1 an order.
When resented and taken to' a
drug store for treatment he fainted.
When, his-wife and family arrived
they wetje overjoyed to find him
IN SDIAY 9DEL
Frantz aSalzen,, A Respcted
Farmer, Commits Suicide
HE HAD LOST MUCH MONEY
He Leaves a Wile end Several
Small Children. Worry Over
Financial Mailers. Caused HW
Monday night the night marshal
made a ghastly find. Hanging to
a lieam on the freight platform of
the Atlantic Coast Line depot was.
the b dy of a man.
He called the telegraph operator
then on duty and together they in
vestigated and found that it was
the body of Frantz.Salzer,a respect
ed white farmer, who lived near
He was despondent over his fi
nancial losses this- year and this
was aggravated hy the recent fir©
which destroyed the- Farmers Union
Warehouse, lie having Lost two bales
of cotton which he hail stored there.
His body was discovered about?'
10:30 and was cold, when found.
Salzer had tied an ordinary plow,
line to a brace on. one of the upright
posts on the freight plu.form of the
A. O. L. depot, and after tying the
other end around, his neck, climbed,
upon a bale of cotton and jumped
His tieck was broken!,
Ujfl was a respected f:\ niicjr, prom
inently connected, and had recently.
purchased.a small farm near Cairo,
He leaves a wife, two daughters
and one son.
Kentucky Man-Hunt Ends—Posse
Gets Him With No Need ol Col-
Un Except lor Him.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 14.—“Bad
Jake’’ Noble, aged 22, who shot
and killed Jailer Wesley Turner of
Breathitt county, in Jackson, last
Tuesday night, was shot to death
by a sheriff’s posse in Knott county.
Onlv iricagre details have been re
ceived, but it is reported that when
the posse, led by the sheriff of
Knott county, called on Noble to
surrender he made a demonstration
as if to resist and was promptly rid
dled with bullets.
Rewards aggregating $700 bad
been offered bv the authorities of
Breathitt county for the capture of
Noble, dead or alive. Noble had
killed three men. After the shoot
ing of Jailer Turner he escaped into
the mountains and sovornl bands of
men had been searching for him
Noble was first heard of in Lost
Creek valley, where for two days he
was under the protection of armed
henchmen. The first message to
the county authorities was:
“If you send a posse to attempt
to arrest me, you had better send,
along a coffin for each man.”
An Old "Eyesore”
Burns Down (Nearly.)
On last Friday night -the fire
alarm brought the fire laddies out
to throw water on an old building
next to Hart’s plumbing shop and
across the street from Thk Progress
office; iJigrawU„ (•'
i The blaze started from a defective
stove flue in the rear of the build
ing and at one time it looked as if
the building would be destroyed,
but Cairo’s fire department soon
gained control and inside of twenty
minutes the people had nearly for
gotten that there had been a fire.
GROUND FLOOR SALE’
AT CALYARY, GA.
Calvary Ottering You Induce
ments to> Make Money
The Calvary Improvement Co.
is going to; have a “ground floor”
sale Nov. 29th.
Lots in the town of Calvary
will be: sold on that day, Of
there is going to be a$big barbe
cue andi good train schedules ov
er the Pelham & Havana Rail
road, which has reached Calvary,
and has erected a beautiful depot
at that place, • -
New business buildings are al
ready contracted for and will be-
ready for occupancy by Jan. 1st.
Write to E. A. Maxwell, Presi-,
dent of Calvary Improvement
Co., Calvary, for prospectus and
tell him “you’ll be there.” Then
GO. Watch for their ad next
Cairo Merchants Will Close.
We, the undersigned merchanta-
of Cairo, agree to close our stores or
places of business all day Thursday,
November 24,1910, account Thanks
giving: J, L. Oliver’s Son, Cairo
Bank. John L. Poulk, Poulk Bros.
J. II. Mitchell, Forester Bros., T.
A. Powell, Wight Hardware Co.,
Jno. A. Hudson, G. D. Reddick,
W. A. Austin, G. S. Johnson, Cit
izens Bank, C. A. Muggridge, C. F,
Sanders, C. E. Van Landingham,
White & Stringer, M. B. Harrison,
Cairo Furniture Co-, Higdou-Her-
ring Co., I. Shapiro, A. C. Gads
den & Co., Richter & Rushin, Rod-
denbery Hardware Co., J. P.
Mathes, Wight Bros. ,Co.
Cairo, Ga., Nov, 14, 1910,