CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA, FRipAY, APRIL 14, 1911.
W. G. Baggett Head of the
Movement to Organize
WORKING ON IT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS
The Plant Will be Located Next
to the Wholesale Grocery Store
of Ira Higdon—Will Probably
Have an Oil Mill In Connection.
Just keep your optics on Cairo
and watch her grow for the next
Last week The Progress con
tained notice of a guano factory
for Cairo. This week we pub
lish elsewhere the application for
a charter for another factory.
This factory has been in course
of organization for several months
and the promoters have been
working quietly perfecting their
plans and soliciting stock sub
scription. Until this week they
had not been ready to give their
plans to the public.
The stock has been subscribed
and as soon as the charter is
granted, which will be in about
thirty days, work will be com
menced on the building. The
yacant lot near the wholesale
grocery store of Ira Higdon has
been secured for the location.
The promoters are among the
best business men of Cairo,head
ed by Mr. W. G. Baggett, who
has wrought success out of every
undertaking of his. He controls
the largest trade in fertilizer in
Gairo—his trade reaching into
other territory. He has the con
fidence of the people and has
gained it by|strict business integ
rity and accommodating meth
The company has under ad
visement the establishing of £
cottonseed oil mill in connection
with the fertilizer factory. This
latter industry is one of the best
paying that the people could put
their money in.
As said above, just keep your
optics on Cairo, and watch her
10 SELL CITY HALL
IF THEY CAN
their surplus money into a furni
ture factory. The hardwood is
here in sufficient quantity to last
for several decades, and is now
being shipped away to be manu
factured and returned to us in a
finished product. It should be
worked up here into the finished
article and shipped away.
Who will start the movement
for such an entereprise? The
money is here in the banks which
proves that the people of Cairo
are not forced to seek outside
help to finance any of their un
Get busy and make Cairo grow.
L. LEDFORD RESIGNS
AS COMMISSIONERS’ CLERK
BOYS CORN CLUB
Names of the Contestans
Such Was a Resolution Passed
Tuesday Night by the City
Fathers. Wants $5,000 for the
Property. The Calaboose Goes
With the Sale
At the meeting of the city fathers
held Tuesday night, a motion pve
vailed to sell the city hall property
The matter of sale was placed in the
hands of B. M. Johnson, city clerk
with instructions to make sale as
quickly as possible. He was also
given instruction to secure option on
a lot on the south side of town up
on which a new city hall and cala
boose can be erected.
Here is an opportunity of secur
ing a valuable piece of property
cheap. It can easily be converted
into a store room.
Why Not a Furni
§ . While the monied men of Cairo
, have turned their attention to
ward building up the manufactur
ing interest here they should
I eonsiuer and turn some of
B. M. Johnson Elected to the Va
cancy. Resignation Takes El
leet First Tuesday in May.
At a meeting of the board of
county commissioners hold on last
Tuesday Colonel M. L. Ledford
tendered his resignation as clerk of
of the board of commissioners of
roads and revenue.
Col. Ledford has held this posi
tion since the board was • organized
ind he has piloted the board through
several rough places and made a
safe landing. His law practice has
grown to such magnitude that he
was forced to give up this place.
However, he will continue to act as
county attorney. It was with re-
giet that the county commissioners
accepted his resignation.
Mr. B. M. Johnson has. beeiv
elected to the vacancy find will after
May/jlst, be founci'nlling the \posi-
tioiOJ a most acceptable manner.
Group One of the Bankers Associa
tion of Georgia has been in session
for the past three day3 at Bain-
The closing meeting was a ban
quet given at the Wainman Hotel
in Bainbridge on Wednesday even
ing, April 12.
All the banks of Cairo were rep
resented at this meeting of the as
At the closing banquet, Mr. Wh
Searcy, cashier of the Citizens Bank,
responded to the toast, “Money
Mr. Searcy’s address was unaimous-
ly regarded as among the very best,
if not the very best on the occas
sion, and he was given an ovation at
Those who attended from Cairo
were- Messrs. Walter Davis, J. B
Crawford, W. T. Crawford, Wh
Searcy, Dr. W. M. Searcy and J.S
Pasturage for Rent,
We noticed that there were only
thirteen cows and calves in the
Court House yard one day this week
They do add so much to the beauty
of the scene.
Citizens should visit tile court
house about five o’clock any after
noon,—especially those who hav
pictorial in their make-up and have
an eye for the beautifql.
Ladies Prayer Meeting
All the young ladies of the town
who are interested in a weekly
prayer meeting will please meet
in the League Hall Saturday af
ternoon at 4 o’clock to arrange
for future meetings and discuss
plans for working same.
The regular services, at the usual
hours, next Sunday, morning and
Oflerd by Cd^gressman Roddeu-
bery to tbe Boy In Grady Coun
ty Making the Largest Yield to
a Stipulated Amount oi Land
The Bovs’ Corn Contest is now
on in good fashion in Grady.
County School Commissioner J,
Weathers will offer premiums
to the amount of $50, distributing
it among the boys who make the
best showing in yield and lowest
cost in production.
Every member of tbe club should
bend every effort towards winning
one of the prizes which will be of
fered by the county school commis
Below we publish the list of con
testants and their postoffice ad
Names and addresses of the con
John Carter, Sam Johnson, Wat
son Tuggle, John H. Johnson and
Clarence Gilliard, Pelham, Route 4,
Union Hill school.
OR THE TRIP TO WASHINGINGTOIt
Miles Harrison, Whighani,'. route
4. Swamp Cl-eek school. >
V. G. Maxwell, Cairo., Siloam
school, Q _
T. Ev Rgv Is, Calvary.
his strength sufficiently to go to
Washington latter in the eyent any
thing of supreme importance comes
before the national assembly.
Senator Terrell is still very weak.
“While I coVild goto Washington
now without special danger to my
self, I think it well to remain at
home until the preliminary formali
ties incident,to the' opening of the
session are oyer.' In remaining at
home for a few days longer, I am
able to continue my rest and recup
Senator Terrell is still very weak
but is bravely endeavoring to rally
from bis serious illness.
WHEAT ABOVE LAST YEAR
ordonTfSrrell, Arthur Fnrre’
Jemel Gainey and Early Maxwell,
Cairo, route 1. Oak Hill school.
Roy Chason and Charlie Surrells
Cairo, route 4. Pine Union school.
Zach Mott, Arthur Prince and
Ivey Pearce, Cairo, route 2. Pleas
ant Hill school.
Edgar Aldridge, Cairo, route 3.
Bold Springs school.
Shred Humphries, Pelham. Ga.
Hiram Collins, Cairo, route 2.
Live Oak school.
Moses Bodiford, William Slaugh
ter, Cairo. Golden Rod school.
Elmer Mobley, Whigham. Union
Delma Watson, Ochlochnee. Un-
Inns Vickers, Willie Gilbert and
Oliver Chester, Whigham. Swicord
Charlie Cox and Popsy Hurst,
Cairo, route 6. Chason school.
Sam Stanaland, Cairo, route 2.
Alva Robinson and Clinton All-
red, Whigham. Providence school.
P. A. Jones, Cairo, route 3.
Government Report Shows Con
dition oi Rice and Wbeat and
Rice in the Southern States—
Georgia’s Report Is Good.
Washington, April 10.—Winter
wheat on April 7, showed an aver
age.condition of 83.3 per cent of
of normal, against 80.8 percent on
same date one year ago, 82.2 in 1909
and 86.90, the ten year average, ac
cording to the April crop report of
the Department of Agriculture, which
was issued at noon loday.
The advanced condition, from De
comber 1, 1910 to April 1, 1911, is
.08 points as compared with the
average decline in the past ten yaars
of 4.4 points.
Rice showed an averaged condi
tion on April 1 of 89; 3 per cent of
normal, against 92.3 a,> year ago.,
S7.2 ini 1909 and 90.20,> the ten j
eragoV ‘ 1 'J * •
The condition of the following
states is announced: (
Virginia, winter wheat, 85; rice
88: North Carolina, u inter wheat,
89; rice, 88; South Carolina, win
ter wheat, 87, rice 89; Georgia, win
ter wheat, 90, rice, 90.
HEEDED BT TOIIIII
Growth Depends on the Spirit
of Its Citizens.
PRIDE HELPS THE COMMUNITY-
Presiding Elder at Orange Spring
The second Quarterly Conference
for the Calvary Circuit will be held
at Orange Springs on Monday, April
The Presiding Elder, Rev. J. M,
Outler, will preach at that place on
the fourth Sunday, in April, and
also on Monday. The conference
will convene after the Monday’s
sermon. Both preaching services
at 11:00 o’clock on the respective
Joe Tearell Still Weak.
Atlanta, April 10.—United
States Senator Joseph M. Terrell is
making no attempt to attend the
opening of the present session-of
Congress, but is remaining quietly
in Atlanta,endeavoring to recuperate
He Dozed as Death Sentence was
Pronounced and Yawned When
St. Martinvillo, La., April 13—
Unconcerned was Paul Baptist, a
convicted murderer, when the death
sentence was pronounced upon him
As the sentence was being read he
fell asleep and was aroused to make
the sentence legal.
After being aroused, he yawned
while the sentence proceeded.
COTTON MAN IS SENTENCED
ii n i i i
Merchant Is Given Seven Years
and Fined $7,000 lor Falsllylng
Aberdeen,Miss., Abril 13.--Judge
Niles, of the central district court,
today sentenced J. H. Miller, of the
suspended cotton firm, Steel,Miller
and Company, to seven years im
prisonment and a fine of $7,000.
Miller was connected with L. C.
Steel and C. B. Lind and was con
victed of circulating bogus bills of
The two other members of the
firm will be sentenced later.
Why send away your orders for
engraving? Every kind of society
engraving at rock bottom prices at
Don’t order until you 'see our
calendars— 1 The biggest and best
y et. The Progress, •
Improvements Cannot be Ac
complished Unless Accompa
nied by Public Backing—Petty
Jealousies Must be Eliminated.
The phenomenal growth of many
cities and towns, especially in the
south and west, has caused some
persons to wonder why their town
has not also shown a large percen
tage of growth in the past decade •
and why some other town posess-
ing no greater natural advantages
should have increased its population
by such wonderful numbers, says
H. M.Weir in the American city.
The normal growthcfan American
city in ten years is about 20 per
cent. When a city shows a per
centage of growth greater than this
it is evident that some other force
than nature is a work to bring about
such a result. What, therefore, is
that force that can make a city
show such a remarkable gain as 40,
50, 60 and even 100 per cent and
over in the increase in its popula
tion? Undoubtedly many persons
will answer, “Factories, railroads
and immigration.” This is true,
but behind all of these factors, so
seiitial in$wn development,Jics
the reason.’ V“lt is the spirit of it's
Every citizen whether he admits
it or not, has a certain amount of
inherent pride in the development
of the community in which he
dwells. In the progressive success
ful community, the town that is
forgoing ahead of its rivals, this
pride of each individual has been
united in one concerted effort for
the cause of the community at large.
Without public effort it is impos
sible to launch and consummate any
noteworthy achievement. Co-opera
tion is essential in town develop
It is an undisputed truism that
factories build cities and that
population creates land values. It
is therefore necessary to secure
if the town is to be progressive.
And, as every resident of a com
munity is benefitted by its growth,
it is therefore the plain duty of
every citezen to assist on all occas-
sions by giving his time,energy and
money to the development of his
community. And he should feel
honored that 1 e has the opportunity
to hand to posterity a city progres
sive and successftl in whose build
ing he was a factor.
In sucli cities as Detroit, Dallas,
Houston, Atlanta and all those
western cities whose growth has
been so phenomeal it has been
proved that co-operation and or
ganization were responsible for the
If in any city the citizens would
eliminate petty jealousies and all
strive to work together in harmony
for the cause of the common good,
always bearing in mind that public
ity, together with those two potent
faotors the sacredness of true citizen
ship and the irresistible power of
unity are essential to its welfare,
that city would soon be classed as
one of those truly progressive com
munities that is best expressed as