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CAIRO. GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRIDAY,, NOVEMBER 25, 1910.
OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Cairo’s Newest Financial In
THE FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
Stock Owned By Forty-Five ol
Cairo’s Leading Business Men
■ and Grady Connty Farmers—
Capital Stock, $30,000.00—Latest
The stockholders o f Cairo’s
new financial institution will hold
a meeting preparatory to open
ing The Farmers & Merchants
Bank for business Saturday morn
The promoters feel assured of
.success from the start.
They point to the fact that the
two banks here in their last state
ment made 'ait week that they
had. on deposit 51318,000.00 and
they beleive that there is ample
room for the third bank without
interfering with the business of
the older institutions.
The stock of the Farmers and
Merchants Bank is owned by
forty-five of Cairo and Grady’s
leading business men and farm
ers who have heretofore made a
success of their undertakings
The new hank will be located
on the corner next to Wight &
Browne drug store. The build
ing has been completely over
hauled and tile flooring put flgwn
and fitted up with handsomeNplnk
fixtures, with the latest improv
ed burglar proof safe.
The officers are well known and
successful business men and suc
cess is predicted by their friends
With three banking institutions
Cairo is amply able to take care
of the financial needs of of the
Your deposits, large or small
will be appreciated and a cordial
invitation is extended to the peo
ple to call in Saturday or any oth
W. T. Crawford is president
and Walter L. Wight, cashier.
Bishop, wft s gowned for the occa
sion in a beautiful toilet of white
chiffon over pink.
The ushers were Mrs R. A. Sut
ton, Misses Bessie Odum, Margaret
Hudson and Kathleen Smith, all of
whom wore dainty white lingerie
dresses, carrying garlands of pink
Duchess roses and maiden-hair
The bridal party entered the
church to the strains of Men
delsohn’s wedding march, plaved
by Miss Mary Bell, and accompan
ied on the violin by Miss Mary
The ushers came first; then the
little flower girl, Clara Williams,
sister of the bride. Next came the
bride, carrying a bouquet of while
chrysanthemums showered with
maiden-hair ferns, accompanied by
her maid of honor, carrying a bou
quet ef pink Duchess roses/ The
groom entered with his best man,
After the ceremony the bridal
attended a reception at the home of
the bride’s mother, Mrs. R. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown will make
their future home in Cairo, where
the groom holds a very responsible
position with wight Brothers Co.
The out of town guests were Rev.
E. E. Rose, Arlington, Ga., Mrs.
B. Griffin, Bainbridge, Misses
PRESIDING ELDER CLOSES'
HIS TERM OF OFFICE
Rev. Dr. Williams Will Get New
Appointment This Year—Has
Serxed Thomasville District lor
Four Years—Preached His First
District SermonStn Cairo.
Rev. Dr. Williams, presiding
elder of the Thomasville district
has been on this district for four
years and, according to the law
of the church, will receive a new
Susie Mae Clower, of Valdosta, and
Allie Mae Hurst, of Barwick.
Cards are out announcing the
approaching marriage of Miss
Annie Ford McKnight, of Iuka,
Miss., to Col. G. A. wight, of
The bride-to-be has a large
number of friends here, made
last year while in charge of the
music department of Cairo High
Col. wight is one of Cairo s
popular young business men, be
ing the senior member of the
firm of wight & Browne, drug
The marriage will take place
at the Methodist church in Iuka,
Miss., on Tuesday afternoon,
appointment at the approaching
session of of the South Georgia
The Thomasville district has
been greatly developed during
the during Dr. Williams adminis
tration. New places have been
opened, some weak places
strengthened, Iwhile the older
churches have greatly increased
in the numbers of their members
and in their efficiency as evange
Dr. Williams preached his first
sermon on the "District in Cairo
and will preach next Sunday here
in the Methodist church his clos
ing sermon of the quadrennium.
Jury List, January Term.
The following is the list of' jurors
drawn at October adjourned . term
for the January term of City Com-
W. T. Crawford, Clerk.
Chas. Mobley, J. E. Hall, J. R.
Whitfield, K. Powell, G. W. Reh-
herg, J. E.. Cobb, T. J. Jonts, E.
F. Mills, J. W. Gainous, A- M.
Shinholster, C. L, Cannon, M. C.
T. Collins, S. H, Sutton, June
Eaton, C.. Hancock, C. F, Jones,
W. F. Maxwell, A. L. Miller, G.
I). Reddick, J. J. Coppage, R. A.
Thomas, R. H. Brinson, W. C.
Mathews, F. M..Brannon.
Mr. Editor: I beg space in
your valuable paper to corrtct an
error as to the yield of my corn.
Four acres made 52 bushels per
acre.. 18 acres made 50 bushels
and 4 acres made 45 bushels per
acre with seven* feet rows, be
sides the pinders.
w. C. Jones.
A beautiful wedding on Wednes
day evening, November 28, was the
marriage of Miss Ruby Williams to
Mr.,Charley Brown, at the Metho-
disit'churcb in Cairo.'*The ceremony
was performed by an uncle of the
bride, Rev. E. E. Rose, pastor of
the Methodist church at Arlington,
The church was decorated in a
wealth of palms, potte l plants,
bamboo and ferns. The color scheme
was artistically carried out in pink
and wlqte roses.
Tne bride wore a white chiffon
dress with trimmings of pearl bands
and white satin roses.
The maid of honor, Miss Blanche
The case pending in the courts
to determine which of the Cairo
papers is the official organ of
Grady County has been appealed
to the Supreme court.
If the judgement of that Court
shall be that The Progress is
the official organ, then this paper
will be entitled to pay for all le
gal advertising done ih the mean
time, notwithstanding l parties
may have already paid the Mes
Justice demands, therefore,
that all persons be warned that
when they pay the Messenger
for legal advertising, they do so
at the risk of what the final de
cision may be, and they may
have to pay again to The Prog-
Caroites in Waukulla County,
This writer Has been around some
in his time visiting vorious parts,
but there is one thing which Wau
kulla County has in excess of any
other section he has ever been in
and too it he gives the prize, and
that is roads! It is npt that they
are so very bad but that they are so
multitudinous. Straight' roads and
crooked roads, parallel roads and
diagonal roads, roads at right an
gels and cross
Every fellow gets, lost, at least a few
times, who travels in this country.
The second time he tried it, this
writer got lost, “gvvaien and corn
in’’ to Crawfordville.
Mr. Perkins went out of his way,
on the same trip, about eight miles,
while Mr. Wight’s ..sevvarA* W;!i
lost-five hours trying to find his
bearings. The livery stable man
who said he had traveled the road
from Sopchoppy nearly every week
for two years, who took our party
over to Spring Creek in the evening
went out of his way, losing a mile
or so. Of course, the party which
came down from Cairo by .automo
bile, Messrs. Brannon, Ivedar Pow
ell, Ben McManus and Dr. Searcy
got lost. They would have been
out of fashion not to have done so.
Expecting to arrive about nine or
ten p. m. They took the wrong
turn when about five miles from tl e
creek and wandered around in the
darkness for four hours or so. It
was two o’clock when our pleasant
dreams were disturbed by the honk,
honk, of an automobile horn and
our friends appeared tired and cold.
We quickly arranged cots for
them, hut Francis Brannon and
this scribe were the only men who
were sensible enough to turn in.
The others gathered around a ‘ big
fire and swapped yarns and talked
about Cairo and its, glories. That
was almost heathenish, sitting up
all night when a fellow could be
sleeping! Even Walter Jones, ac
complished ond able sleeper that he
is, was “was carried away with the
dissimulation” forgot to go to bed
and staid awake the rest of the
night! /lhinkof Jones, with his
sleeping;ability, dojng such a thing!
I’ll guarantee that Byron Wight
would never have been guilty of
If you baye-never heard- it, . get
Bro. Jones to. tel l you the story .of
how Lem Powell t: ic I to sill ' o
Some of his colored friends a job lot
of coffins tln>t lie; had boygjiL e
half p ice jaiidf.i fiieh he c"'-as wil
• . \/ 1 it—— * 1 V ATnv.
is a three-story court house, which
is quite creditable. The only brick
building in the county is the jail, a
one story affair, about 20x30. The
town is built on a sand bed and is
desolate and unattractive. The
barber of the town is the blacksmith.
There are two churches, Methodist
and Baptist. Crawfordville has no
hotel, and if my information is cor
rect, not eyen a boarding house.
On our. first Sabbath' evening,
Bro. Jones preached to about thri
ve people oi^the Sunday school
lesson. It was a v^ry interesting,
profitable anji impressive discussion
of the last judpement. The service
was quite helpful and the audience
went away with serious thoughts.
One ladv remarked, “well, I never
expected to hear anything like that
down here.” On,our second Sun
day the weather and health condi
tions forbade the holding of any
services. Two of us, however, were
able to slip out and go to the quar
terly meeting, at Crawfordville,
where we heard a splendid sermon
from Rev. Mr. Moore, presiding el
der of the Tallahassee district - .
Spring Creek has a future. In
fact, it is on a small boom. Already
eight lotB have been sold to pros
pective builders of cottages. When
we left, an up-country physician
was letting a contract for a ceiled
house of four rooms. With its good
water, its excellent fishing facilities
and its splendid shade, its accessi
bility and itB freedom from fashion
and frivolity it bids fair; some day,
to rival Parlacea. ■
Mr.-TuWses, the Lgeniafc: coun-y
clerk, at Crawfordville, has control
of all the larid at the Creek and is
taking much interest ih -its develop
Our Outing at Camp Wight.
It was in the 'tot September,
The weather was unlike December,
When some Cairoites, much wilted,
Started o’er the sands that had silted,
From the distant Mexic share,
To camp in “God’s out door.”
CHILD; BURNED 1 DEATH
IN; KETTLE OF SYRBP
Two-Year Old Son ol Mr: George
Swill Burned to Death In Met-
^Thomasville, Ga., Nov. 18.—At
Metcalfe late yesterday afternoon an
unusual accident happened to the
2-ycaT-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Swift, causing his death,
The child was playing near the
mill where Mr. Swift was having
his syrup boiled. Just as the ket
tle of boiling syrup was carried- into
a draft to cool the little fellow-, who.
foil into it.
submerged in the boiling syrup with
the exception, of. one foot..
Mr. Swift rushed to his child’s
assistance and pulled him out,burr
ing his arms in doing so. The
child was so badly burned, however,
that he only lived a short time.
Mr and Mrs. Smith are promi
nent people of Metcalfe.
WAS PUT TB A
The camp was near good Griner’s,
alone in life, he’s not of
God bless him now and bless him e’er,
And save him from soirow arid care;
And when his voyage is epded at last,
In life’s har or may his anchor be east,
was walking-backwaid, tripped and
•aJfiklll 1* His Whole body was
An EHls' Buggy Goes Through
Runaway With Very Little
A horse belonging to J. D. v Hol-
man become frightened Monday af-
With ways as quiet as a mouse,
Our elder sister, “Commissary,”
Tho’ toting the c ires if the house,
She shows she's something of a ‘Mary.’
The queen of the home,—tairest there,
Sea-bathing sure did muss her hair!
Now comes one with ways so placid,!
That not one drop of gal) nor acid,
Into these happy days could come;
Her smile is sunshine, her ways are
The light of Heaven is in her face,
# \mi soon slic’d reach her happy home,
the country roads I
Our “Cook” wore daily a black silk waist
Arrayed with neatness and with taste:
Sweetness and ln-r grace personified.
It’s said her “sweetheart while
There’s Kcdar too, with his b'ald head,
Who covers his face when lie’s in bed,
Who smokes cigars too many I fear,
Whose every word is grace and cheer;
Whose pride isyhis boys and charming .
ternoiy.i wlijle shandi'#! in front -of
Holman’s stable and breaking loose,
dashed off up North Broad street;
leaving the street in front of Mr. R.
L. Van Landinghom’s residence
and took to the sidewalk.
The horse was hitched to an Ellis
buggy, and the buggy was given a
severe test. After being turned over
and then righted again it come out
of the “lear-up” with only a bro
ken seat and shafts, and one bent
axle; the wheels not being damaged.
This buggy is sold by J. D. Hol
’The first quarterly session of the-
Tired Creek Musical Association
will be held af Long Branch .Baptist
church on the second Sunday and
Saturday before in next month.
Everybody cordially invited to at
tend with a full basket, as dinnei:
will be served on the grounds both
P. E. Gildiard,
Whose w/Jrjl is his bond and as life
He went to the. coast to add on some fat,
Though lie’s still “as poor as a
mg “on. time.!’ ‘ 1 No/Mam*
Lerri, I'don’t want no/coffin.” It
ia a side-splitting story and is fit to
go to permanent record.
Crawfordville, three miles off of
tRe railroad, is the county seat of
Waukulla. It has a population of
about 125. Its principal building
There is brother Jones who who watches
Oh Sunday morning as in bed he curls,,
He’d much rather fish than eat or sleep,
The way he pulls iisli in must make
: tlujm weep.. , - ... .
If 1 thought to Ins ears it wouldn’t come,
I’d say he leit his better half at. - , home,
G.od bless qwr brother with fullness of
t days, •
And.gladdeivhis life with life peaco
always, ' )
We joy in, the grace that in Min is shown
And pray that in.each the smile grace
may be known.
here's jVendeU dpar who collected ‘f nrs’
For'spots that did the table soil;
But to dIear up the mess he made each
Did surely cause grandma very much
If there’s one whose more than had his
Of Florida .camps, its darkey Will.
But time would surely fail this scribe,
To record ‘ 'Eases’' cruel jibe,
That-greeted his pair of overalls;
Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Bell and
little son, Elliott, of Sylvester,
have been visiting relatives in
Cairo for the past week. The
Doctor believes firmly in the
great future of South Georgia
and, besides his home county of
worth, says that Grady is the
prettiest and best section he has
ever visited, we realize what
the folk at back at home would
have done for him had he not.
made this exception in favor of
worth, and for this reason can
excuse him for the qualification.
He compliments our. town and
section in the highest terms.
Or to of tell the speedi that was made
in haste, ,
Of the coat too tight around the waist, -
of the many times his pride liad falls.
Bufston.'toq soon/we had^o turn,
(These faces, which the sun dul burn,
To life’l^..lls- i u«!.d; tins sev- re; §• ■
May each souse tl. strength given,
In tins outing so that i?i Heaven,
lie’ll be able to answer, “Here.
To God we’ll raise a voice of praise,
For all the blessings, of all these days j
For food and rest and purest air,
For frienjsip dear and God 8 sweet
Our hearts he fills with tbaukfnl lays.
W. E. T.