CAIRO, . GRADY COUNTY, GEORGIA. FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1911.
A GREAT SAL*
DAY III CIO
Last Saturday a Day Never to be
They were here and no mistake,
And while they were here for a
feast upon the substantials and
delicaciesexpected to be so abun
dantly supplied by the good peo
ple of Grady county and Cairo
town, all one in interest, as they
should be in sympathy, they were
were also here on business intent
Don’t you forget to remember
that. They likewise enjoyed a
feast,in courses, of another kind.
By “they”, we mean the sturdy
farmers Grady county, their wives
their sons and their
among whom were business men
and professional men of Cairo,
la<£ids and young people.
Aii .who were present know
what is meant by the feast of
• Vndnrla TTmao wpvp nrvf*.
table viands. Those were not
present cannot, in imagination,
well exaggerate the excellence of
’Suggestions of the other feast—
of reason and eloquence—are
herewith offered, further down.
Offered merely as suggestions.
This reporter sought and besought
.compendious notes, at least, of
speeches,, but was disappointed,
Mr. W. C. Barrow, president
of the. county union, was certain
ly the right man in ‘the right
place, as director of the exer
cises and master - of cere
As promoter and general super
visor of the lemonade department,
Mr. ‘W. D. Barber proved him,
self 'an apt and worthy pupil of
his old preceptor of thirty year-
ago— to-wit, this humble scribe.
. Nearly all stores in town were
closed at 10:30 a. m. and re
mained un-opened until long after
1, p. in'.
The Cairo Concert Band ren
dered some very beautiful selec
tions, preliminary to the speeches.
The music of the band was at it'
always is, heartily enioyed by all
who heard it. And they were a
The speakers were Hon.
T. J. Brooks, of Atwood, Tenn.,
and Prof. Jere M. Pound, ex
state school commissioner of
Georgia, now president of Gor
don institute, in Barnesville.
Both of those gentlemen are
very impressive speakers, and
each held the unflagging atten
tion of the vast audience to the
end of his address.
The unique popularity of
“Tennessee” Brooks, as he is
called, was illustrated in the last
legislative election in his state,
when during his absence on a
speaking tour in California, ’ he
was nominated for the senate by
both the democratic the and re
publican party convention of. his
district!,;* This information was
urnished. by Mr.
of the Georgia Fanners’ Union,
who accompained the speaker to
Mr. Barrow was veryhappy in
the remarks with which he intro
duced senator Brooks and the
latter gentleman literally “cap
tured the crowd’, with his open
ing sentence; after which he held
the undivided attention of all, '■to
the utterance of his 'finishing
The speech waA a powerful
presentation of the cause repre
sented by its able advocate; but
we regret the impossibility of
giving more than a suggestion of
its import, in this review of the
occasion. He showed that the
farmers of the United States,
although numbering only 5,000,-
000, of the 93,000,000 of popula
tion, could, as they ought to, con
trol the situation in the case of
Corporations versus Agricultur
ists, if they would only unite and
stand together.. To that end he
said three things are essential;
1st, To utilize all the knowledge
attained and attainable,' in im
provements in agriculture; 2nd,
The scientific marketing of pro
ducts; 3rd, The making of the
body of farmers the moral force
that they can bp, in the country at
large. And, then, at the ending,
his perora ton was a beautiful
piece of fidished oratory.
At the conclusion of the sena
tor’s speech, the president an
nounced that our school commis
sioner, Hon. J. S. Weathers,
would introduce the next speaker-
The commissioner, in a few
chaste and ' well-rounded sen
tences, then presented Prof.
The Professor was at his best—
which is saying a good deal—and
in that, overwhelmingly
convincing style of his he demon-
stratedSfehe absulutemfecessity of
a more general and a more thor
ough course of true education
among the agricultural class : of
our while people, to attain the
high position that thqAnglo-Sax-
on is entitled to and to ayoid the
serfdom that x awaits the -third
gener||l$tf of bur posterity,
withMt it.’ Ah, he made some
hearts quake and quiver with
dread, as irf*such graphic vivid
ness, he portrayed the horrible
impending - 'condition in which
millions "of pur popple . will find
themselves, if they fail to use the
At the conclusion of Prof.
Pound’s addfesss, Mr- Barrow
dismissed the people; who im
mediately proceeded to spread a
feast of choice edibles—some
upon the tables erected in the
grove and some upon the ground
for more private clusters,' while
numbers of others opened boxes,
trunks and baskets in buggies
and wagons, upon the steps of
school-buildings and perhaps
else-where. If any of the peo
ple failed to be fed, this reporter
has no knowledge of the fact,
Thus ended the occasion— one
long to be remembered by those
who were fortunate enough to be
present and see it through.
Hurrah for the 'Farmers’
Let there be peace and har
mony between all.the people; of
the country and of the town.
Cairo City Court.
This court convened last Mon
day, with Judge J. R. Singletary
presiding and Mr. W. J. Willie
in charge of the State’s interests;
and will probably continue in
session throughout this week.
Up to Wednesday night, the
following-named cases had been
The State vs Peter Simon;
Cruelty to Animals—Guilty. The
Stote vs Joe Bond; Cruelty to
Animals—Guilty. The Stats vs
W. S. .McCord; Pointing Gun—
Not guilty. The State vs W. S.
McCord; Pointing Gun — Not
Guilty. The State vs W. S. Mc
Cord; Pointing Gun—Not,Guilty.
The State vs John Smith; Lar
ceny from h o u s e—G u i 11 y
The State vs John Smith; point
ing pistol—gilty. The State vs
John Smith; pointing gun—gilty..
The State vs Gus Hall; larceny
from House—not gilty. The State
vs Jim Reynolds; obscene' lan
guage—not prosed. The State,
vs Waiter Ragay; selling whiskey
—guilty. The State vs Byron
Ragan; assault and battery—not
guilty. The State vs Ira Ragan
assault and Battery--Not prosejl
The state vs Sam Gilbert; selling
liquor—Not Guilty and cost on
prosecutor. The State vs Dan
Dixon ; simple larceny- -not guilty
The State vs Rachel Ellis; lar
ceny from house—not guilty. The
State vs Enoch Neal; cheating
and swindling—not prosed
The State vs George Harvey,
Normon Gully and John Wolf;
Gambling.j^Not Guility. The
State' vs C.W.J\IcMillaB: Assai
ctv 'The ; S T ''
vs Fayette Turner,
There, Were several visitors
from.Thomasville in attendance
on Court, here, last Monday, as
Messrs. Tom C. Duren, W. H.
Bibb; Jr., Lewis Houston, Jr., C
W. McRae, Jas, M. Whiddon
Tom Brandon, “Red” Tyus and
The following?named "visiting
^titbrifeys were in.; attendance, up,?
on the City.Ccdi't, in Cffiro, in
the early part’of the present week:
Hons. J. Epgdre.n - Mitcliell,
Roscoe. Luke .ajjmj^rCraigmiles,'
of ThomasvilJe,'®^3^tion. R. R.
Terrell, pt. Whigham.
Since the foregoing paragraph
was “put in type, ” the follow
ing-named additional '.lawyers
have come: Judges, Av.N.Spence;
of Camilla, W.H.,Hammond, of
Thomasville, and John Pope, of
Albany, with Messrs. O.M.Hill,
of Way cross, uS.M.Bennett, of
Albany, S. P. Cain, of Whigham,^
and Matt. Bennett, of Camilla.
The fact that so many distin
guished “furrin” attorneys have
been brought here to .compete
with members of onr local bar,
redounds greatly to the glory of
Grady County is unusually
honored, in the committee as
signments given to Dr. L. C.
Graham, our district senator.
Here they are:
$( Of the Academy fob the Blind,
"Chairman ;,Agricultur,e; Congres
sional and Legislative Re-a'p
and Sanitation, Vice' Chairman;
State. Sanitarium; Temperance
Western and Atlantic Railroad,
Vice Chairman. ■
Mr. Ward’s Letter.
A strong communication from
the pen of ' Mr. P. H. Ward
handed in too late for this issue
of The Progress, will appear in
our columns, nhxt week.
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Statement Made by
Board of Directors
About one year ago The Prog
ress was launched as a newspaper
Its founders had implicit
faith in the future of Cairo and
of Grady county; and to forward
the interests of both was the
reason for starting the paper.
We feel that a fair beginning has
been made. A good subscription
list has been secured and our
advertising and job printing pa'.-
ronage has been reasonably good.
A few persons have persistently
misunderstood our motives in en
tering this field. Whether this
has been from ignorance or sel
fishness or anything else does not
concern us greatly. This, how
ever, has not in the past nor will
it in the future keep us from
doing what we can to make this
section blossom as the rose.
We look hopefully to the future.
More than ever do we feel that
we are here to stay. In asking
for the support and patronage of
all our people, we give the as
surance that, to help every laud
able enterprise, to give the news
and to aid in building up a sec
tion that is ndt surpassed by
any in this fair state, shall be
our only purpose.
At our mast-head today ap
pear two names to whom 1 are
of The Progress. The first of
these is that of a man who
needs-no 'introduction to our
people. His life and works of
the past speak for them,
selves ; and we are sur
i tbit his efforts.in Hie fqtoe will
1 t^lirytevl-by we ifamA ^il
motives. He.haS'hhs undertaken
this. Work at our eirnest'’solicita
\'Tfie second name is that of
young man, who. with some ex
perience in the newspaper busi
ness in another section, comes to
cast his lot with us, and to .lend j Rhett Pringle;
“his efforts in the development of
'.We as ^ S for both o f these
the c o -o p era t i o n of our
We begin this second
year of The Progress with the
renewed purpose of pushing the
interests of our town and county;
of giving the people all the news*
of the section; of upholding the
right; and of doing all in our
pqwer to aid in the development
of this section.
Inquiry has been made as to
who will carry out subscription
and advertising contracts which
have been previously made.
The Progress Publishing Co. is
business corporation, which
makes its arrangements annually
with those who conduct its af
fairs. Any changes therefore,
in the office force will not make
the least change in any business
arrangements. All settlements
for amounts due op subscription
or otherwise will be made with
ihe new management.
Progress Publishing Co.
Per Board of Directors.
Jointed Sugar Cane.'
We were shown, last Monday,
two stalks of red cane, from the
farm of Mr. W. T. Crawford, one
of which counted seven joints
and the other, nine!
We have heard of nothing bet
ter, in that line.
Cairo Concert Band.
On account of the rain last
Friday evening the band did not
give its regular concert. They
will use the regular program in
tended for last week’s concert
March—King K a i r o—
Yankee Hash Miller
Waltz Song— The Ieeal
of my Dreams..-Ingraham
K. of P. March—Corn-
Romanza—A day dream
(Duette for two cornets)
Idye—The Glowworm. _ v Link
Prof. H. A. Hayes
Some of our older, or rather-
less young, readers will remem
ber that “whole team” of a boy,
Gus Hayes, a former pupil, in
Cairo, of this editor. After years
spent in teaching, as a college
president, etc., he is now editor
of The Children’sJHomeRecord,”
published in Winston,N. C.,under
the auspices of the M. E. Confer
ence of that state.
The Forlornestof the Forlorn
About the most woe-begone
looking lot to be seen, in this
country, : are the" orphans novj : £
telMfo-wit, Rev. W. E, Towsyx
family at Cornelia; W. J. Willie,
family in Statesboro; Commi? ;■
sioner J. S. Weathers, wife iu
Barnesville; Moil. W. S. Wight,
family in Burke county..'.
Hardened reprobates, like
Charley Roddenbery and this
editor, who have grown “used
to” such conditions, affect very
superior “airs”, around those
The Local Editor.
Mr. B. M, Etfoqnson has been
engaged.as local editor of this
paper, to assume the duties of
the position, next week. He is
at present, spending a few days,
with his wife and baby, at Pan
Master Edgar Burts has named
his mother’s cottage, at Blue
Ridge, “Bide a Wee.” The words,
taken inversely, read, “Wea-
bide”—a fact' that he had in
mind, when he suggested, for a
name, the old Scottish welcome.
Mr. Walter Bell, we are sorry
to hear, sustained a very severe
cut on the arm, by accidently
driving his elbow through the
glass of a showcase, in Wight
and Brown’s drug store,last night
Epworth League Progrr m
Subject-Losses More Valuable
References—2 Cor, 4;17, Mark
This will be a consecration Ser
vice and will be in charge of Mrs.
Mrs. W. M. Searcy, with her
children, little William and Floyd,
returned, hither, to her home,
last Sunday, after a delightful
visit of 1 some weeks, to her
moths*, in Sylvester. J *
Messrs. Joe and Remer Sapp,
of Douglas and their brother,
Mr. James Sapp, of Albany, have
been visiting home-folks here,
for several days, recently.
Dr. C. A. VanDuzee was in
town this week looking after hia
pecan interest here.