TRIE OF LIGHT FUND FOR POOR Church Services Sunday G. S. C. W. TO
READY FOR XMAS
City, Georgia Power Company and
Civic Committee of Baldwin
County Federation Put np
Tree in Burin eu Section
by NELLE WOMACK HINES
There must always be a begining
for everything, so the little “Tree of
Light" you see on our streets is the
beginning of abeautiful great big
tree or maybe several small ones, this
plan will be worked out as the time
comes. If you try hard enough you
will always find somebody ready to
help you put over things, so it was
that the city—represented by Mr.
Louis Andrews, and the Power Com
pany, represented by Mr. Wilson—
and the Baldwin County Federation,
represented by your humble servant,
decided that it would never do for
the historic little city of Milledgeville
to lag in this matter of a litlte light
for the Christmas season. Next year
we will do better.
Do you remember the first year
we had a lighted tree—and it was on
the college campus in front of Terrel
Hall? Do you remember, how all
the children in the town gathered at
th- Methodist church and marched
over to the tree singing "Onward
Christian Soldiers"? Do you remem
ber how their little faces shine when
the lights we turned on and the beau
ty of the tree appeared with its many
colored bulbs? Do you remember
how the Sanitarium band played uo
beautifully and all the big audience
joined in the singing of the Christ
mas carols? And how—toward the
end of the program—the sky was
over cast with clouds and just above
and toward the East—a spare of clear
sky appeared and in it was one single
star. Thia was noticed by almost
everyone present, and was the sub-
> ject of conversation for many days.
Many towns and cities are “light
ing up" for Christmas but no where
was there evdr a more beautiful cele
bration than we had here in Milledge
ville for several years—especially
that first year.
Next year, lets try ourselves—lets
have a wonderful tree—and a wond
Ministers Secure Money As “Empty
Stocking Fund." Poor Families
in City to Be Taken Care of
The five ministers in Milledgeville
organized into a board of charity are
raising through their congregations
this week an "Empty Stocking
Fund” to be used among the poor of
The movement is meeting with the
haar y cndor.- nient of the people of
Milledgeville, a.v one of the most com
mendable undertakings presented to
The fund is raised to meet the
necessities of the needy and there are
possible mnny who need more sub
stantial things than is suggested by
an “empty stocking fund." When
ever such cuses are known an effort
will be made to render such service
as is needed. There is danger of
these cases being overlooked unless
people 'icquainted with them report
them to the committee.
The pastors will make an investi
gation of cases reported the commit
tee from each church working in co
operation with the ministers will try
to meet the needs.
The ministers are urging that every
person do their part by contributing
a small amount to prevent there be
ing any empty stockings this Christ-
maa Money may be given to either
of the pastors or left at either of the
The pastors urge that those know
ing of people needing help, white or
colored report it to them at once.
Re*rflohn ''arb.jjgh declared today
that the r lovemont was gaining mom
entum *•» 1 that all cases of need
would be met he believed. He stress
ed the fact that it was more blessed
to give than receive.
JLo Feature Christinas ! CLOSE FRIDAY! LIONS MONDAY
Music and Sermons in Cimrches to Express Spirit of The Birth of Christ.
Special Service at Presbyterian in Evening. Baptist to
Have Special Gifts v
Students Will Leave ou Beauty District Governor Joe Popper Gives
HOLIDAY AT G. M. C.
AS XMAS NEARS
Stores Packed With Holiday
Crowds as Bargain Counters
Are Sought, Santa Clans
Needs Supplied and Gifts
The hurry of Last .minute shoppers
grows more intense as the number of
hours diminished until the arrival of
Christmas and the relization came
that only four more shopping days re
main to wind up the annual gift pur
Toy stores, fruit counters and bar
gain stands were packed as the hun
dreds hurried to and fro to find the
gift for sister Sue or Aunt Kate and
supply the necessities for .Santa
Clau; who will be a visitor in these
parts next Monday night
In the majority happiness was writ
ten <>n their faces, while occasionally
hat anxiety of .a mother who was
finding it hard to get everything ahe
needed for the little fellows back
Bome was noticed. Standing at the
doll counter she fingers a doll asks
Cie price and then turns away dis
appointed because the pocket book
v.«uld not stand the purchase.
The little boy watching the elec
tric train hurry around the track.
E’.i-ry turn of the wheel was noticed
an<s when he could stand it no longer
he turned and hurried away to brush
back the- tears. The pitiful scenes
must come when so much humanity
is congregated togehter but in the
majority the faces are happy and a
general spirit of contentment is mani
NO. DELIVERY of mail on
master H. T. Cline has
Bounced that there will be no de-
Uver y of mail Christmas Day, with
tke exception of special delivery
The the daily papers will be placed
in the boxes. The poet office will be
eloeed to the public all day.
The Georgia Military College clos
ed for the Christmas holidays Wed
nesday at noon, and the boarding
Cadets left on the evening trains for
It was originally planned to close
Friday, but there have been a num
ber of cases of flue among the bar
racks boys, as well as among local
students. There has been no danger
ous case. u . and the recovery has been
Col. Roach, President of the Col
lege. decided that it would be wise to
close a few days in .advance of sche
dule time, and decided to commence
the holidays Wednesday.
The fall team at G. M. C. has been
an unusually successful one, and the
scholarship has been brought to high
er efficiency. The morale of the
Cadet battalion and the student body
has been splendid, and the faculty
and teachers have been untiring in
their efforts nnd proven capable,
qualified and untiring in their work.
The Union Recorder wishes teach
ers and students u joyous and happy
STATE AND COUNTY TAX
BOOKS CLOSE TODAY
The books for the collection of
State »nd County taxes will close to
According to Tax Collector L. D.
Smith there had been collected up to
Wednesday $45,000.00 in round
numbers. This is considerably less
than half of the amount to be collect
ed, but it is quite probable that con
siderable of this will be in the hand;
of the Tax Collector before the books
The law requires that the Tax Col
lector close his books on December
20th, and issue executions against
all delinquents, and collect interest
at the rate of 7 per cent per annum.
The church sen-ices in all the
churches next Sunday will center
around the Birthday of Christ, music
and sermons to have this special
Christmas season as their topic.
The Baptist Sunday School will
have a sen-ice in the morning for
young people. Each member of the
school will bring a piece of fruit to
go to the poor of the city. Christ
mas Carols and a Cantata will bu
presented at this sen-ice. At the
eleven o'clock sendee, Rev. II. D.
Warnock will preach a special ser
mon for the occasion and a special
musical program will be given.
The Methodist church will have a
special musical program at the morn
ing sen-ice. Rev. John Yarbrough
will use n theme bearing on the
Christmas celebration. The choir
and soloists will sing several songs
during ths uervica.
Sunday evening the Presbyterian
church will have a sen-ice of song
telling of Christmcs story, Rev.
George B. Thompson will preach a
special Chri tmas sermon at the morn
The sen-ices at the Catholic and
Episcopal churches will be held
Christmas day, the birth of Christ be
ing especially celebrated on this duy.
FOR BLUE LODGE
W. H. Banmgartel Named Worship
ful Master of Benevolent Lodge
Number 3 for Next Year
Succeeding John Riley .
W. H Baumgartel was named Wor
shipful Master of Benevolent Ledge
Number 3 Tuesday night at the an
nual election of officers, succeeding
John Riley who has served for the
The following were the officers
W. H. Baumgartel Worshipful
I. L. Beck, Senior Warden.
Geo. DaviB, Junior Warden.
W. B. Wood, Sr. Dcason. S. L.
Stembridge, Jr. Deacon; J. T. An
drews), Sr. Steward; W. H. Stem-
bridge, Jr., Jr. Steward; J. T. Mc
Mullen, Secretary, J. T. Day, Trearar
er; Warren Welch Tyler and J W.
Riley and J. T. McMullen members
of the Governing Bornd of the Mn-
SpecUl *1 -7:45 O’clock
Spend Holidays at Home
The “Beauty Special” will run
over the Central of Geogria Friday
morning, leaving Milledgeville
Pipers Making Organization
Possible. Chib of Twenty-
five Members Begins Work
THE CANTATA SUNDAY
EVENING WAS ENJOYED
cf Peabody High School
he Wondrou. Story”
lion of MU. Jenkins
The beautiful Can’.ata "The Wond-
r«*u-. Story" was presented at the
Methodist church Sunday evening by
the students of Peabody High School
in the presence of a large audience.
The Cantata was directed by Mins
Maggie Jenkins, and the G .S. C. W.
orchestra which rendered ".he music
was under the direction of Miss Chris
tine C'ottncr. Rev. J. F. Yarbrough
rend the scriptures relating th-?
“Wondrous Story" as the Cantata
was rendered. The music through
out was inspiring and the girls who
took part sang with a melody and
-weetness that charmed their hearers.
It was a musical rendition that was
Large Macon Delegation Comes tc
Milledgeville Monday to Institute
Chapter. Mrs. Webber Heads
The Milledgeville Chanter of the
Order of the Eastern Star wa>
stituted at a special meeting of the
chapter hut Monday evening when
large delegation came here for the
More than twenty women were
present at the first meeting Monday
and witnessed the degree work of the
order. The organization was .per-
f:cted with the following officers:
Mrs. G. H. Webber. Worthy Mn-
J. T. McMullen, Worthy Patron.
Mrs. J. \V. Riley, Associate Patron.
Mrs. J. V. McMullen, Secretary.
Mra L. C. Hall, Treasurer
Miss Cecile Humphrey, Conduc-
Mrs. F. R. Hargrove, Assistant Con
Mrs. George Davis, Ada.
Mrs. Jim Smith, Ruth.
Mrs. Godfrey 0*terman, Esther.
Mrs. E. B. Jackson, Martha.
Mrs. West Mosteller, Electa.
District Governor Joe Popper, of
be Lions International, presented the
its capacity with the stud- Milledgeville Lions Club with their
en‘s of G. S. C. W., who will be Charter Monday evening at the Buld-
on their way home to spend the w * n Hotel.
Christmas holidays around ihe home ( The l,1 “ b w «* organized last week
firesides. with a membership of twenty-five nnd
The G. S. C. W. will finish all the district governor with a delcga-
work required Thursday, and Friday tion from Macon came to Millcdge-
morning the students will be up early v *lle Monday nigh, ot insntll the club
ready to leave the dormitories for and present the charter,
the Central Railroad depot, where I The meeting held in the dining
tney will get aboard the “Beauty : rooni of the Baldvln Hotel was cn-
Special" which will carry them to Mn- thusia tic and attended by a large
con, to catch train for all section* of ; number oi the club members
Acting President Jcrr Moore pre-
The girls are happy, and are spend
ing their time, when not in their
study nnd recitation halls, in the
business section of the city purchas
ing a token to carry their loved ones
The fall team, at G. S. C. W. has
been a most successful one, the at-
t.ndance being the largest in the his
tory of the Institution, and both
faculty and students have been happy
in their work.
The college will open for the spring
term on January 3rd, and the stud
ents will take up thciie work whtfro
they will leave off Thursday, as if
there had been no interruption.
The young ladies and members of
the faculty have the best wishes of
the Union Recorder for a happy
Joho Reese and Luther Sanlsbury
Under Arrest Charged With
Brutally Murdering Ed
The members of the Milledgeville
Lodge of Elks are gathered, as we go
to pres* Wednesday night, at a great
home-coming. Large number of the
members and former member ■ are at
tending. District Deputy John S. Mc
Clelland and Walter P. Andrews, of
Atlanta, and Chas H. Smith. Exalted
Ruler of the Macon Lodge of Elks are
the prominent visitors. The lodge
room is decorated in vines and lights,
and presents a most attractive ap
The dining hall, where a turkey
dinner will be served, is beautiful in
its doecoration of varied colors.
Plates have been laid for sixty-two.
Exalted Ruler, J. H. Ennis, as is al
ways has habit, has left nothing un
done to make the home-coming a
The four banks of Mihedgcville
have declared their semi-annual divi
dend and paid it to the stock hold-
eis. No city or town in Georgia has
better or stronger banks and more
capable bankers than has Milledge
ville. They have all enjoyed a pros
perous year, and are strongly en
trenched in the confidence of the
LOVE—THE CREED OF CHRIST
Next Tuesday all join in hymns of praise and joy for Him wh<»
<:■ as never man s>pake, teaching that love and and love alone is
cure for all ills of the spirit. Whose words are allied with the
ine sentiments of peace and sympathy, understanding and for-
As the world progresses His word comes to have greater and
greater significance. His message of love gnins force with each
revolution of the earth abou'. the sun.
The world He visioned, ruled by the sunlight of kindness, toler
ance and sympathy, comes ever nearer a* we grow in those qualities
No act of kindness is lost in this world, no expression of love
or pity or understanding fails to bring us closer to the ideal for
which the race of men has striven for two thousand years.
Let us heed the words of Christ, remembering always to sub-
si'.ute love for hate, forgiveness for vengeance, gentleness for
wrath, go that peace and joy may reign supreme.
We come to that season when we reflect upon the things of
the past and turn our faeds toward a new sun. Our wish is so great
that we hesitate to try and express it to you, bift bringing it (town
to so many words, we say, “May peace, happiness, and joy be yours
at this glad Christmas tide and may the light of love reign supreme
in your heart, remembering the teaching of Christ, “Do unto others
as you would, they do unto yon."
John Reefe and Luther Saulsbury,
two negroes, are in the county jail
charged with murdering Ed Thomas,
another negro, in Midway Sunday
Reese, according to the reports of
the officr-r.% making the arrest, hay
admitted that he had a part in the
murder, and accuses Suulabury, as be
ing equally as guilty. Un the other
hand Souisbury denies his guilty and
accuses Reese of committing the
The murder was a most brutal one,
the head of the "’ctim being beaten
to a pulp with i stock of a shot
gun as he lay upon his bed, and was
evidently committed for the purpose
of robbery, as it was though that
Thomas, who was an itinerant barber
had acconiulated an amount of mon
ey, which he kept on his person or
Thomus lived in a room adjoining
that occupied by Suul.4>ury and his
wife, and at an inquest held Monday
by Coroner Newton, the man and
woman testified that Reese commit
ted the murder. That he came into
1 presented the speakers of
the evening. Tom Halliburton, Ma
con Lion, responded to the address of
welcome delivered by Lieut. V. L.
Nash. Rev. F. H. Harding extended
greeting* from the Milledgeville Ki-
wanis Club and assured the new civic
organisation of the co-operation and
support of .he older organization.
Mark Etheridge, Managing Editor of
the Macon Telegraph and President
of the Macon Lions Club, presented
the loc"! club n gave! from the Ma
con club and expressed his pleasure
in coming to this city.
Mr. Popper in a happy speech pre
sented the charter to the club. He
outlined the principles of Lionism
and expressed the best wishes of the
International organization. He also
pledged the co-operation of the Ma
The G. M. C. orchestra under the
direction of Mayor Osterman render
ed a musical program during the
dinner. A colored quartette sang
several negro spirituals during the
program. Dr. II. E. Stanford won
the utt&idance prize.
The dining rooms were attractive
ly decorated in the Lion colors, gold
Dinner With Usual Fruits, Etc., To
Be Given All Patients At State
Hospital Christinas Dajr.
Lar jest Dinner in Sooth
Extensive preparation ui going for
ward at the Georgia State Sanitarium
for the celebration of Christmas duy
at the Institution when more than
five thousand people will be served
an elegant Christmas dinner.
The dinner Chriktmsa duy will
probably be prepared for more peo
ple than any in the south.
The dinner will be served at the
noon hour to patients and nurses in
the dining rooms at the hospital. The
menu as announced will be Roart
Turkey and Chicken; Giblet gravy;
Sage Dressing and Cranberry sauce;
Sweet Poas, Candied Yams, Fruit
Cake, hot biscuit, Milk, Coffee and
Tho supplies necessary to prepare
their room and threatened to kill, the dinner are a* follows: 75 boxes
them if they connected him with the of oranges; 65 barrels of apples; 70
crime. He gave the woman a five boxes layer raisins; 3500 lbs. mixed
dollar gold piece, and the man ( candies; 25000 lbs. nuts 560 quarts
Thomas* watch and chain to keep of cranberries; 12000 lbs. of fruit
! cake; 175 lbs. sweet cracker*; 225
turkeys; and 1500 grown chickens.
silent, they claimed.
Deputy Sheriff Terry was called :o
Midway early Monday morning by
telephone message from Andrew
Dennis, who gave him information
that Reese, Dennis brother-in-law hn<|
killed Thomas. The officer with Mr.
T. N. Brake learned that Reese was
at work on one of the buildings be
ing contracted at the State Sani
tarium. Reese seeing the officers
left and made a temporary escape.
Blood hounds were secured from the
State Farm, and Chief of Police
Haynie and Policeman Broom and
others joined the officer* in the
chase. The negroes trail was found
in Scottsboro, and lost later when he
got into an automobile, and rode
several mile*. It was struck again in
Wilkinson county and the negro was
caught in a lake swamp about five
o'clock in Un afternoon. H» offered
no resistance to the officers when
they arrested him. Ha was
fat the city and piacod In jal
The Trustee* of the Georgia State
Sanitarium were in session Wednes
day, and awarded contractu for sup-
There were a number of bidders
for the list of general supplies of
groceries, dry goods, shoes, etc., and
contracts ever awarded various firms.
Capt J. H. Ennis was awarded
the beef contract for one month.
Capt Ennis has had this contract a
number of years and the quality of
beef he has supplied the putJtiitior.fi
baa been highly satisfactory.
Roeae confessed the crime to the
officers, and implicated Saulsbury \a
bright being equally as guilty. Sanlsbury
ni then placed under arvest’