;CL IV. NO. 5.
Tan and Wife
Left For Dead,
: : awkihsville, Ga., Jan.. 9—Re
,on roadies here of an awful
•<: ,'.g ody and the lynching of two
oes beyond cochran last
' Henry coley and another negro
entered the home of Martin Liv
gsion a well-to-do farmer at
;ked Mr. and Mrs. Livingston
h pistols, knives and clubs.
1 inking their victims dead the
onld-be murderers then ran
-acked their home and and were
n ’the act of leaving, when a
i amber of people attacted by the
:it:i r tiling wails and screams of
.jivingston and his wife, ap
proached the house and caught
ooley bofor he escaped. The oth
■r negro, whose name cannot be
ei: rnedgot away, but was caught
before day, and later they both
vere swinging in the air rid
d with bullets, and left to be
;t down by the coroner.
The news spread like wildfire
1 caused considerable excite
•nt in and beyond cochran.
(Intended for last week.)
Mr. E. T. Shockley spent part
E this week in Yaldosta on bus
Tr. J. E. Weston, of Enigma
oc t last week here, ~ guest of
. ome folks. k
Misses Myrtle Jones, Fannie
.1 ones, Minnie
V/ilkerson, Jewel An
nie Joins Y '
Goodman atteiWlß a te;™arty at
Mr Jones’ at Vait’s Mill last
Miss Minnie Hascoek,of Ocilla,
has been the guest of her sister,
Mrs. J. H- Jones at Joses &Paits
mill last week.
The city Council held their reg
ular monthly meeting, Tuesday,
Jan. 7th. Those present were
Mayor W. H. Duncan, Council
men G F Mccranie, J J Vickers
3 G Oberry, M D Jones and J
The following bill were ordered
Town of Willacoochee to Will
Bell, Scavenger work $19.00
To J J Vickers, Supplies 35
To J E Shaw, salary 45.00
To J E Wright, School house re
To J T Giddens, ex police 5.00
W Franklin, wrk on mule 75
Paulk, Oberry &Co sup 1.95
J E Oberry, Sons & co hauling
J E Gaskins, feed 12.37
Bob corbitt, 1 day police 125
M Gaskin & co, feed 65
Sun. pub minutes 2 00
M D Jones, timber brgwkß 15
Moved to adjourn
Henry Futrell, clerk
Dr. E. E. Chamberain, of Clintons
Maine, says of Bucklen’s Arnica Salve.
“It doea the business: I have used it
for piles and it cured them. Used it
for chapped hands and it cured them
Applied it to an old sore and it healed
it without leaving a scare behinde.”
25c. at Gaskin Drug Store.
For Solicitor of the County
TO THE VOTERS OP COFFEE COUNTY:
1 hereby announce myself a candidate
for Solicitor of the City coprf, in and for
Coffee county, subject to the wnite pri
mary. I earnestly ask the support of
the citizens of the county, and if I am
olected, I promise the faithful perform
ance of the duties of the office.
Read Sun Advertisements.
Cash in Advance.
Under a ruling of the post offi
ce department, newspapers can
not be mailed as second-class
matter to subscribers who are
more than one year in arrears.
The order is known as Order
907 and was issued Dec. 4th 1907
effective Jan. Ist 1908. It was
published in the Dec. issue of the
official Postal Guide. The por
tion bearing on newspapers is an
amendment to Postal rules and
Regulations, section 436, and par
agraph 3 reads as follows:
3 A reasonable time will be al
lowed publishers to secure re
newals of subscriptions, but un
less subscriptions are expressly
renewed after the term for which
they are paid, within the follow
Dalies within three months.
Tri-weeklies within six months
Semi-weeklies within 9 months
Weeklies within one year.
Semi-monthlies within three
Monthlies, within four months
Bi-monthlies within six months
Quarterlies within six months;
they shall not be couhted in the
legitimate list of subscribers, and
copies on account thereof shall
not be accepted for mailing at
the second-class postage rate of
one cent for each four ounces
or fraction thereof, prepaid by
The ruling is supposed to have
been made te debar from the sec
ond-class privilege' that class of
publications issued principally in
eastern and northern cities prin
cipally for advertising purposes
but thqn> can be no discrimina
tion mi law, and whije it may not
enforced against legit
-aWalike, the pWishei- who mails
a paper to a subscriber who is in
arrears beyond the time fixed be
ing liable to a fine of S3OO and the
paper being subject to a postage
of one cent 'or each four ounces.
Another order, issued at the
same time, prohibited the mail
ing of free copies, and only a lim
ited number of sample copier are
The ruling will cause quite a
revolution in weekly newspaper
circles thronghout the Southern
states where a large majority of
the subscriptions are on credit.
The Mayor and Alderman elect
for the town of Willacoochee, for
the year 1908 held a meeting
Wednesday night and was worn
in by E L Moore, J P of the 1026
District G M. They are:
Mayor—J E Gaskins
Aldermen —Gray Meeks, Eli
sha Moore, Marcus Gaskins,
Jesse Roberts and M. D Jones
The members are well dis
tributed among the business in
terests of the town and, no doubt
its every welfare will be duly
A Patented Plant.
VOne plant at least has been patent
ed,” said an inventor. “It Is the Abrus
precatorius, alias paternoster pea, alias
■weather plant. John Nowack took out
the patent. The weather plant Is still
aelieved by many persons to foretell
the weather. John Nowack was sure It
did so, and he put it on the market
along with an indicating apparatus,
guaranteeing It to foretell for forty
eight hours In advance and for fifty
miles around fog, rain, snow, hall,
earthquake and depressions likely to
cause explosions of fire damp. Alas
for poor Nowack! The experts of the
bureau of agriculture took up his pat
ented plant. They proved that the
movements of tfie leaves—to the right
foretelling rain, to the left foretelling
drought—were not caused by the
weather, but by the light. And they
proved that the plant’s fanious down
ward movement, which was supposed
to foretell earthquake, was caused by
an Insect that punctured the stem,
causing the leaf, naturally, to droop.
That is the oniy patented plant 1
know of, and Nowack lost money on
WILLACOOCHEE, GA., SrIDAY, JAN. 11. 1908.
The remains of Mrs. Freij
Ricketson, who dropped deafl m
in a store at Willacoochee last!
Saturday, was interred Sunday ’’
in the Sweetwater cemeterry tvv->
miles north of Pearson. She
was a good woman and this com
munity was shocked at her sud
den death of heart failure.
Rev. Hunter, the preacher ir
charge of the Pearson circuit fo*>
1908, filled his first appointment
here last Sunday. The congre
gations small but those who die!
attend heard two forceful ser
Mr. Wiliiam Smith has closed
the doors of his mercantile es
tablishment and is seeking a com
promise settlement with his cred
Pearson’s young Jewish citi
zens, Messrs Rabinowitz & PaS ;
son, have moved their stock of;
goods into the Mancil brick store;
where they are making an at
tractive display. It is one if not .
the prettiest stores in town.
This locum tenens is glad to;
state that an aimicable division
of the property known as the
“Wm Parker Stable lot” is about
to be reached. There is a frac
tion over half an acre of the tract.
The Pearson Hotel Company 1
owns tdvo- thirds interest in the i
traej/and the other third by the j
two'youngest heirs of the late
Mariah D. Carver, but who are.
how of age.
f* - R. L, Foster Ar Co. • !«•
\iiu, „n<j propose to carry a geiPij
eral line of green groceries, in-\
eluding fruits, vegetables, fish
and oysters. They will probably
occupy the Guest store building.
Wish them success.
Mr. Frank P. Wiley and fami
ly have moved to the Taylor &
Cook mills, four miles of Bruns
wick. Sorry to see them leave.
Our school boys have gone
back to college.
The recent heavy rains are re
tarding work on the Rabie Short
Line: However, it is being
pushed with all possible haste.
B. Kirkland, Jr., is having his
old residence recovered, under
primed, and otherwise repaired
Both of Pearsons cotton gin
neries continue to run at their
Hiram Mancil, Jr., has bought
Mr. Ben Morris’s interest in the
brick store and two business lots
adjoining on the east. Both
think they made a good trade;
Some of our citizens ai’e put
ting out shade trees, mostly Syc
You will find the meals at the
Wilson House well cooked, well
served and treatment there the
very best try them and see.
I desire to express many
thanks to the people of Wil
laeocchee for their kindness to
my wife during her illness prior
to her death, also for assistance
rendered at the time of her death
I must also thank the people of
Pearson and vicinity for as
sistance rendered during the time
of her burial.
Fred Rick etson.
Lost, Strayed on Stolen —A
pointer puppy, white with lemon
spotted ears about seven months
old. $3.00 reward will bj paid if
returned to E. P. Lawther, Wil
The Bank of Willacoochee
The stockholders of the Bank
of Willacoochee had their annual
meeting Tuesday, Jan. ,7th., and'
elected the following directors
for the year, 1908; Eli Vickers,
Sr., J, A. Gaskins, T. J. Holland,
Oscar Paulk, D.E Gaskins, J. B.
Oberry and G. F. McCranie.
The Directors helc their meet,
ing and elected the following
officers; President —Elie Vickers,
Cashier—Geo. F. Mccranie.
Assistatt cashier —.W. J. Mc
We understand the Bank paid
good dividends and added to the
surplus accounts, and we are not
! surprised, knowing the officers
!in charge of the Bank of Wil-
Just received a beautiful line
|of Dress goods, of any kind, call
land see. N. Seligman.
- Council Proceedings.
The City Council held their
regular monthly meeting Wenes-
I day night, Dec. 4th. Those
l present were Mayor W. H.
’ Duncan, Councilmen B. G.
>Oberry, M. D. Jones, J.
Vf. Vickers, J. M. Roberts
PG. F. McCranie. The Minutes of
fthe last meeting was read, cor-
Uected and adopted. Moved and
[carried that Town make ajapro-
Vriation of SSO or as much
*V rrefore as needed to build a
M k: arond Cemetery. .
JH . Amd and carried that Chief
Hr F-, Shaw be paieA
llppFr month or iJc-cembdr.
■ The follow bills were ordered
Town of Willadoochee to J. E
Jaskin. Feed $9.96
’o J. E. Shaw salary for Nov.
To Henry Tomlin, repair on wag
To J. B. Oberry, E. L. Moore
and S. R. Cady, holding election
To W. H. Duncan post aud boards
for city limits SB.OO
To Willacoochee Sun pub. pro
ceedings and election notices $3.
To Byrd & Puckett, 5 bbls lime
To M. D. Jones, bridge timbers
and work $9.65
To Will, Bell scavenger works2o
To M. Gaskins & Co. feed $5.04
Moved to adjourn.
Henry Futrell, Clerk.
For County Treasurer.
I hereby announce myself for Elec
tion to the office of county Treas
urer, Subject to the coming primary
election I promise a faaithful per
formance of the duties encumbent on
me. Thanking my friends for their
loyal support in the past I ask for a
continuance of the same.
J. T. Relihan.
Her Version of It.
"But didn’t you promise when w«
were married that I should smoke in
th«fboose whenever I pleased?”
“Ye 3, but you never please by smok
ing In the house. You displease—me.”
I have also seen the world and after
long experience have discovered that
ennui Is our greatest enemy and remu
nerative labor our most lasting friend.
Doctor—You must have some change
first, and then we’ll see what we cau
do for you.
Patient—Oh, yon needn’t be afraid.
I've got enough change to pay your
“Bixby has given up his job to de
vote himself entirely to literary work.”
“He must have had some strong en
“Yes, he married a wealthy girl.”—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“Ah,” s!g k! the old man. gazing at
a grandfa' ler’s clock, “that brings
I back memories of my young days!”
“Yes,” observed the youthful chap,
“It does lock like old tlmes.”-Harper’s
Merchants and Farmers Bank
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Merchants
and Farmers Bank, held Thurs
day the following officers’‘-and
directors were elected for the
President—B. G. Oberry.
Vice-President—Bi B. Gray.
Cashier—J. L. Cochran.
Assistant Cashier—R O. Har
vard. Directors —J. J. Vickers,
Aaron Metts, Henry Paulk, Aa
ron Corbitt, B. B. Gray, B. G.
Oberry and J. L. Cochran.
An 8 per cent, dividend was
declared and a neat little sum
was placed to the surplus ac
Mushroom Breaks Asphalt Walk.
Illustration of the wonderful strength
of growing vegetable matter Is af
forded in a forceful manner by a mush
room brought to the office of the News
by T. J. Trustier. The mushroom,
which Is of the edible kind, grew under
the asphalt pavement of the Middle
drive. Its strength in growing was
sufficient to bulge up the pavement for
a radius of more than two inches and
finally to break oft the hump of as
Imbedded like a cap In the center of
the mass of asphalt is the pileus of the
mushroom. This is perfectly formed
The stipe or stem Is slender and only
slightly bent The circular piece o:
asphalt displaced is about four inches
in diameter and about an inch and a
. half thick. The surface is filled with
seams and cracks, showing that the as
phatt gave way slowly tinder the grnd
dally increasing pressure of the musln
room beneath— Indianapolis
l DuelLa* Pistol*.
Tbe pistol used lu the duel Is not
military arm or the revolver, but a
very carefully made and wonderfully
accurate weapon known as the dueling
pistol. For many years the lenrtb of
, tills arm was a matter ot gravt dis
■usston at nil. clebß 'n Fnglaw sgd
tue continent. At
a twelve an/
carried twesly-round bullets to
pound, but In 1810 the elder
with his confrere, Lepage, at Paris,
and Manton and Egg of London, the
most eminent pistol makers of their
respective countries, fixed the ncbial
length of the dueling pistol barrel ut
nine Inches, and there it has remained.
A case of the best pistols used to bring
from 800 to 750 francs, or SIOO to $l5O.
Staple and Fancy Cranes
Come to the Paulk old stand in
Willacoochee, there you will
find W. H. Duncan with an up
to-date Clean line of goods, with
more room, better accommoda
tion and withal more courteous
treatment in general.
Thomasville Business College,
This is the School that
secures the BEST po
sition for its gradu
ates. Open all the year.
Enter now, Write to
day for full informa
A. W. BALL, President.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
Douglas, Ga., Jan. 4—-The trus
tees of the eleventh district agri
cultural school met here tl;urs
day and receh ed the buildings,
which have been completed.
Those present were Ben Millikin
chairman; J. W. Quincy, secreta
ry pro tem.; J. G. Strickland, of
Pierce; J. W. Tippins, of Ap
pling: J. E. Page, of Johnson,
H. L. Webb, of Lowndes; J. H.
Davis, of Camden; J. S. Simmons
Jr., of Laurnes. Architect Har
• Ison Bleckley of Atlanta, was
here, and went carefully over the
buildings and found only a very
few minor details that he requir
ed to be changed. Professor G.
W. Davis and Professor J. M.
Thrash were with the trustees in
their meeting, and everything,
will be made ready by them for
the opening the first of Septem
“I have reached a higher health
level since I began using Dr. King’s
New life Pills, write Jacob Springer,
of West Franklin, Maine. "They keep
my stomach, liver and bowels working
just right.” If these pills disappoint,
you on trial, money will be refunded at
Gaskins Drug Store. 25c.
I Rerd the ad of W H. Dun
' can in this issue.
Cure for Misery
a cure for the misery
produces, ” 3ays R. M.
James, S. C. ”It,s called
Electric Betters, and .comes in 50 cent
bottles. It jpre-tksni a ease o f *ebills or
n no time:
it puts clean out of cbirWl
mission.’’This great tjmic medicine aud
blood purifier gives quick relief in all
stomach liver and kidney complaint s and
the misery of lame back. Sold under a
guaranteed at Gaskins Drug Co. drug
For bargains in anything see