CAIRO, GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA. FRIDAY, APRIL 2& 1911.
F. & H. TO BE HERE
The Move to Take Place On
or About May 1st.
OFFICES WILL PROBABLY BE AT DEPOT
Headquarters Have Been For
Some Time at Giradyvllle-Slnce
Massee . & Felton Have Sold
1 Their Saw Mill Interest the
Hoad Will be Under DiUerent
The headquarters of the Pel
ham & Havana railroad will'be
moved to Cairo about May 1st.
This has been definitely decided
upon. v -
Since Massee & Felton have
sold their saw mill interest at
Gradyvilie it is no longer
necessary to keep the head
quarters at that place. Hereto
fore the same men have looked
after. Massee & Felton’s saw mill
interest and the Pelham and
Havana roads interest, both being
under the same management.
* It is reported that just as soon
as the work of putting the road
in first-class condition is com'
pleted that it will be extended on
to Havana as rapidly as possible.
A work train is now engaged
in repairing the road, filling
in low places and raising the
track, thus reducing 'the grades.
, Mr. Camp, , who has been
Massee & Felton’s general man
ager. at Grady vilie will have
charge of the road’s, offices here
•and will be general manager.
His force will move to town.
It has not been definitely de
cide where the offices will be
located but it is thought for the
present, at least, they will be at
the Pelham & Havana depot.
We again remind you to keep
your eyes on Cairo and watch
WORK AT CEMETERY
SHOULD BE FINISHED
It Should Be Cleaned Up and the
Gates Kept Closed So the Stock
May Not Trample Over Graves
addressed the meeting. In his
address he gave statistics as to
how the Odd Fellws have grown
in the state of Georgia during
the last twelve yerrs, and what
their expectations are for the
The meeting was a very suc
Col. Roscoe Luke was to haye
been the orator but failed to ar
CM FOR CAIRO
Dissension in a town makes the grass grow in the streets.
Unity makes the trade grow in the stores.
‘ Other things being equal, a city is usually as big as the faith of its
If they believe,in it enough to sink all differences and pull to
gether you can bet dollars to doughnuts that town is on the up grade.
When all the merchants unite for the good of their burg it is a
safe gamble that home trade will unite itself to them.
It is better to have the long green in the tills than the
grass green in the streets.
Unity makes the long green grow.
The town that does not pull together will be pulled to
Several vi 3itors at the city cem
ctery on Memorial Day comment
ed upon the efforts that had been
made by some to improve its ap
pearance by cleaning it up, put
ting in new gates, etc. Portions
of our “city of the dead” looked
very well, but sad to relate, other
parts of it are in very bad order.
Lots and graves are over-run
with weeds and brambles. What
has already been done in the
way of cleaning up makes the
•other portions that have not been
attended to all the more notic-
Do we pay enough attention
to the sleeping place of our be-
, -loved dead? The other day, be
fore the two new gates were put
in, it is reported that the cows
had free access to the in3ide of
the cemetery, trampling over the
graves, eating the shrubbery and
otherwise injuring this sacred
place. “Memorial Day has done
one good; it has resulted in hav
ing the cemetery partially clean-
ed.up,”, was a remark made in
oar hearing last Wednesday.
Now would it not be well to
clean up the rest of it?
Whlgtiam’s W'lfralallon Given at
627—In 1900 It Was 392. A Goad
Showing. Cairo's Population
Whigham has grown from 392
to 627 in ten years.
Several months ago The Prog
ress published the census of
Cairo as bSmg 1,510. At the
time we knew that that was not
the cprrect figures but it was as
nepr as could be gathered then,
but missing it only five is a very
Below will* be found the com
plete census of the county:
Grady county ...18,457
County by districts.
No. 553, Higdon 1,351....
No. 576, Duncanville..1,592 ....
No.621, Lime Sink 816
No. 720, Whigham, in
Whigham town 627 392
No. 753, Cairo, includ-
, ing Cairo city 6,295
Cairo city 1,505 690
No. 1258, Ragans 983
No. 1440, Spence......1,718
No. 1558, Spring HilL.l,071
No. 1641, Pine Park:.:1,078
Memorial Day at Adel.
The confederate veterans of Ber
rien'county had a grand day at
Adel Wednesday. Dr. Robert H.
Harris, of Cairo, was the specially
invited orator and the birds are
saying that ho gave the old vets the
time of their lives'. Numbers of
them were his comrades in one of
the regiments in which he served in
“The Sixties,” and to their great
delight the local U. D. C. of that
live little city made the fitting se
lection of an orator from among the
men who made, the history that
y mnger men—good and trfle as
I hey may be—can only read.
SHOT ANOTHER FOR
Mack Bell Decides That
and Lead Is the Bes|t
to Use In Collecting a Bad Debt
Monday, out at Grady vilie,
Mack Bell shot and seriously
wounded Ishmael Walker, and
was in turn shot by Walker.
Bell claimed that Walker owed
him fifty cents and when pay
ment was demanded it was re
fused. Words followed and as a
result Bell used his gun, shooting
Walker in the stomach, the ball
coming out under his left shoul
der. Walker then shot Bell in
the knee, preventing his escape.
Both parties are of the colored
Sheriff Nicholson has both par
ties securely fastened in the Ho
tel de Grady, where they will be
kept for future use.
ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE
D. R. Wilder Manufacturing
Co. td Locate Here.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
WAS COMPLETELY FILLED
On Occasion ol Tercentenary oi
the Translation and Printing ol
the Bible. Sermon by Dr. R. H.
Harris. Evening Service Held
at Baptist Church, Rev. W. E.
The Methodist church had an
audience Sunday morning that
completely filled it, even the
aisles being used, on the occasion
of the tercentenary of the print
ing and translation of the Bible.
A union, choir from the three
churches furnished the music
which consisted of hymns,
double quartette and a solo by
Mrs. Wm. T. Crawford, all re
lating to the Bible.
The sermon was preached by
Dr. Harris, the subject being
“The Book of Books, Its Purpose
and Its History.” It was a schol
arly presentation of the theme,
tive. /ti'cTSit iLe?t>re the benefictrcn
a motion ^was put and carried'
OPACITY OF FORTY THOUSAND CASES
Addresses Were Made By Cols
R. C. Bell and M. L. Ledford.
The members of the Cairo
lodge of Odd Fellows met at the
court house Wednesday .evening
to celebrate the 92d anniversary
of the organization.
This meeting was largely at
tended by the Odd Fellows and
citizens of Cairo.
Col. R. C. Bell was the first
speaker, and delivered a very
impressive address on the his
tory arid principles of OdcJ Fel
lowship! Told how forty years
to the day, before the surrender
of the southern soldiers, three
men met in Baltimore and organ
ized the order of Odd Fellows,
and which today is the largest
secret order in the world.
Col. M. L. Ledford, known lo
cally as the father of Odd Fel
lowship in Grady county, air o
unanimously " by the congrega
tion, requesting Dr. Harris that
he have the sermon printed and
put on sale so that those who
heard it might have it in per
manent form and others might
The service at night was held
in the Baptist church, Rev. W.
E. Towson presiding. Addresses
were made by Cols. J. S. Weath
ers, R. C. Bell and Mr. J. B.
Wight, These addresses, on
themes relating to the influence
of the Bible orithe customs,laws,
government, literature, social
life and civilliberty were listened
to with close attention by a large
audience and much enjoyed by
all. Special music was furnished
by. -a full choir, one feature of
which was a trombone solo, “The
Holy City,” by Prof. F. P. Har-
Altogether, the day was very
profitable and interesting.
Rev. Mr. Hnderson, of the
Presbyterian church, was de
tained in Boston by illness in his
Has Been Handling Cairo Syrup
lor Several Years and Canning.
It In Atlanta. This Arrange
ment Not Satisfactory—Want td>
Get Near the Grower.
It is reliably reported that
Cairo is to have another syrup
The promoter is D. R. Wilder,
of Atlanta, and head of the
Wilder Manufacturing Co., can
dy makers and syrup dealers.
Mr. Wilder spent several days
in Cairo last week looking over
the field and seeking a loca
tion. It is said that he tried to
secure the lot near the Cannon
The capacity of the cannery
will be forty thousand cases dur
ing the season, or 240,000 gal
With syrup canneries seeking
this field the farmers will get a
better price for their syrup, but
the standard or grade will have
to be better .
In, all probability the buyers^”
jwilHpay closej: attention to grades
this tall tharf ' heretofore. The
lower grades will go to the mix
ers, who have about ruined the
syrup market, or at least ruined
it for tne genuine South Georgia
syrup, as they are not so partic
ular. But with canneries locat
ing here we hope to see Cairo’s
famous syrup trike on another
spurt and become in universal
PROGRAM FOR MAY 2
Tongue—A Useful Servant
but Hard to Master
1 • 4 ; ’ It , • ■ '
Scripture lesson—James 3: 6-10;
Psalm 84: 13, Cor. 4: 6,
Leader—Miss Dessa Cox.
Topic I. —Dignity of Human Speech
—Mrs. Eugene Glower.
Topic II.—The Tongue the instru
ment of Speech—Miss Mamie
Co.net Solo—Mr. Tom Jones.
Soul culture and Human Speech.—
Talk on Current Events—Dr. Clow-
NO SERVICES SUNDAY
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Account of Pastor Being Away—
Sunday School at Usual Hoar.
Protracted Services Begin On
First Sunday In May.
There will- be no preaching next
Sunday, morning nor night; the
pastor being absent in attendance
upon the Union Meeting at Morri
son, Brooks county.
There will be Sunday school at
tne usual hour and the regular prajr-
ermeeting next Wednesday night.
On the following Sunday a pro
tracted meeting will be inaugurated'
at the church, the preaching to be-
donc by Rev. J. B. Phillips, of Ma
Mr. Phillips is one of the most
successful evangelists of the age,
having conducted many of the most
fruitful revivals ever known in the
land, North and South. He closed
a truly wonderful meeting, of two
weeks, at Waycross last Sunday,
and is in Macon this week.
Mr. Phillips is assisted in bis
services by two of the finest singers
in the land, Mr, and Mrs, Charley
Butler, who are expected to be here.
Mr. Butler is a brother of Con
gressman Roddenbery’s wife and a
cousin of Mrs. K. P. Wight.
Why send away your orders for
engraving? Every kind of society
engraving at rock bottom prices at