VOL. XV SENOIA, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1905. NO. 22
BOTH DUELISTS WERE KILLED
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ENGAGE IN DOUBLY FATAL SHOOTING BEE
Fletcher Mapless and Bud Akridge, brothers-in-law, shot and killed each other Saturday night near their homes, about six miles from Pelham, Ga.
It seems that a quarrel arose between the two men, when each drew his pistol and emptied it into the other, eight shots being fired in all.
EPITOMIZED ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED AT RANDOM.
Jack Bone to Prison Farm.
Jack Bone has been taken to the state prison farm at Milledgeville to
begin his life sentence for the murder of Zack Hall.
Jury Failed to Reach Verdict.
The jury at Hawkinsville in the case of James G. Ingram, charged with the murder of W. H. Harrell, a prominent citizen of Cochran, could reach no verdict, and a mistrial was declared. The jury had been out three days. Eight were for conviction with a recommendation for mercy, and four were for acquittal.
Gainesville Midland Railway.
The right of way from Jefferson to the Clark county line for the extension of the Gainesville Midland railway has about all been obtained now, and it is only a question of a short time before the contracts will be let and work begun upon this extension. The people are looking forward with joyful anticipation to the day when the city will be joined to the Classic City by bonds of steel.
Circular 309 Held Up.
Complaint was brought by the Central of Georgia and Southern railroads in the superior court at Savanna Thursday against the railroad commissioners of Georgia to prevent the enforcement of the rates promulgated in circular No. 309. Judge Seabrook, sitting in Judge Cann's absence, issued a temporary injunction against the commission and assigned October 7 as a tentative date for the hearing.
Five Railroads are Sued.
The state of Georgia, through Attorney General John C. Hart, has filed suit in the superior court of Fulton county at Atlanta against the Southern Railway company, the Central of Georgia Railway company, the Georgia Railroad company, the Atlanta and West Point Railroad company and the Seaboard Air Line, for refusal to accept shipments of stoves and hollow ware under circular 309 of the railroad commission of Georgia, which materially reduced the freight rates on that class of freight. Suits were brought by Attorney General Hart at the request of the railroad commission.
Rewards Offered by Governor.
Governor Terrell has offered a reward of $100 for the apprehension of Morgan Rivers, who escaped from the Clarke county chaingang, where he was serving a two years' sentence for burglary. The peculiar feature of the case is that Rivers, immediately after his escape, returned to Warrenton and robbed the same store for the burglary of which he had been sentenced only a short time before by Warren superior court.
The governor also offered a reward of $250 for the arrest of the unknown person who, on August 27, 1905, set fire to and burned the barns, mules and stockade belonging to J. C. Stubbs in Mitchell County.
Who Owns the Central?
Charging that the Augusta Southern Railway, which extends from Augusta to Millen is owned and controlled by the Southern Railway company, and that its main competitor, the Augusta and Savannah railroad, is owned by the Central of Georgia railroad, which said railroad is also owned by the Southern Railway company, William H. Fleming of Augusta has filed a petition with the railroad commission of Georgia in which he asks that the commission investigate fully the ownership of the Central of Georgia railroad by the Southern railway.
Factions Agree to Lease Road.
The question of leasing the Sylvania Central railroad for a term of years was again taken up a few days ago, by the merchants and business men of Sylvania, and the warring factions brought together.
About two weeks ago the proposition to lease the road was well under way when two factions of the town split up on the question of management. However, all this was settled peaceably by agreeing to a board of directors composed of H. C. Perkins, J. J. J> B. Morell, L. H. Hilton, P. A. Mark and J. W. Overstreet. It was agreed further not to disturb the present status of the employees of the road as long as their services are satisfactory.
Expenses of the Legislature.
The total expenses of the recent session of the legislature were $65,100, according to State Treasurer Park. This is about $5,000 less than the expenses have been heretofore. The decrease this year is attributable to two facts. The senate followed the lead of the house, and cut the expenses of committees appointed to visit state institutions down to actual cost. This involved a saving of about $1,500 over last year. Last year despite the fact that the house had cut down the expenses of its visiting committees, the expenses of the Hall Investigating committee had to be paid, these amounting to about $4,000. This expense was eliminated this year.
To Sue State of Tennessee.
Governor Terrell will probably direct Attorney General Hart to bring suit in the United States supreme court against the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Copper company to abate the copper smelters which are now in operation at Ducktown and Isabella, Tenn.
According to the special commission designated by the legislature to make an investigation, great damage is being done, and has been done by the fumes from the smelters to property in Murray, Fannin, Rabun, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties.
A similar suit was brought two years ago, but upon the agreement of the people owning the smelter to burn the green ore by another process the suit was withdrawn. The new process has been in operation for some time, but according to the special commission which made the investigation the new process does not seem to have helped matters at all and conditions are growing worse every day. And besides the copper company is contemplating putting in four additional furnaces which will make matters all the worse. The commission went over the whole section involved. This commission was composed of Commissioner of Agriculture Thomas Hudson, State Chemist J. H. McCandless, State Geologist, W. S. Yeates, Professor Starnes of the Georgia Experimental Station.
They have submitted a report to the governor, a portion of which reads as follows: "We recommend that your excellency through the attorney general and in the name of the state do immediately begin proper legal proceedings to abate the said nuisance and to arrest the damage now being done to the property of the citizens and of this commonwealth."
COLORED LABOR UNRELIABLE
Farmers of Bibb County, Georgia, Appeal for German Colonists
Henry J. Lamar, Harry McKay, H. L. Howard, and J. A. Fluornoy, all prominent farmers of Bibb county, have sought the aid of Macon's chamber of commerce in an effort to secure colonists to take the place of a large number of colored laborers on the plantations of Summerfield, a short distance from the city.
Through Dr. Howard the matter was presented, and President Dasher and Secretary Anderson will take up correspondence with authorities in Castle Garden, New York, with a view of bringing in a colony of German farmers. This step will be taken on account of unsatisfactory work which has been done by the negroes. Colored labor has proven unsteady, the crops being left uncultivated when careful husbandry was needed.
THE ENTERPRISE GAZETTE
B. A. NOLAN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1905.
ENTERED AT THE POST OFFICE AT SENOIA, GA., AS SECOND CLASS MATTER.
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK,
OF SENOIA, GA.
M. H. COUCH, PRES.
J. A. SASSER, CASHIER.
DR. F. M. BRANTLEY, V. PRES.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.00
ACCOUNTS OF FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED ON THE MOST
LIBERAL TERMS CONSISTENT WITH SOUND BANKING .
J. M. McCRARY
DR. F. M. BRANTLEY
G. P. HODNETT
M. H. COUCH
R. L. HARDY
C. F. SASSER
L. L. HUTCHINSON
ADVISORY BOARD -
W. T. GLOWER, CHAIRMAN
JAMES A. McKNIGHT
W. R. McCRARY
RUFUS W. LYNCH
JAMES M. ARNALL
ROBERT B. PERKINS
G. B. WYNN
On Sunday night, August 13th, our Heavenly Father in His wisdom seen fit to visit our community
and Sunday school and take from us one of our brightest and best young ladies, Miss Lutie McLean. It is with sorrowing hearts that we record her death and erase her name from our roll, yet we are made to believe that in the loss of this dear young girl that Heaven is made richer. We feel that not only father, mother, sisters and brothers have sustained a great loss, but this community suffers a loss which will not soon be forgotten.
The Baptist Church at Woolsey loses an active member, one who always had the Master's cause at heart, ever with a helping hand and loving counsel for all on the heavenly way. She was one of our most consecrated scholars and lived the life of a true Christian. Her presence in our Sunday school brought sunshine and gladness not only to her own class but to the entire school. Those who knew her best loved her most for her true nobility and sweet disposition.
She gave herself to Christ at the age of thirteen and was ever found walking in His ways. We can truthfully say that she adorned the profession she had made, therefore we can say,
"Servant of God, well done,
Rest from thy loved employ
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter into thy joy."
Resolved, 1st. That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
2nd. That a copy of this memorial be sent to the family, and that copies be furnished the Fayetteville News and the Enterprise-Gazette for publication.
Adopted by Mount Springs Sunday school Sept. 3, 1905.
Emmett Ward, Secy.
Prof. Eric Crawford closed his singing school here Friday. Everybody was well pleased with his work
and say that he earned his money. Prof. Crawford announced that there would be a singing
at Nixon Grove the third Sunday afternoon. Everybody invited.
'Tis with sorrow we note the illness of Mrs. George Kelly, and hope she will soon recover.
Mrs. R. L. Callahan and children, of Carmel, spent Sunday with friends here.
Carl Williams, of Griffin, was the guest of Frank Williams and family Sunday.
H. F. McCollough and H. H. McGahee spent Saturday night and Sunday with J. W. F. Williams' family at Moreland.
D. G. Gilbert and wife were the guests of the latter's brother-in-law at Madras Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Chappell and granddaughter, Miss Ella Smith, of Carroll county, spent a while
here last week with the former's mother, Mrs. Nancy Wood.
Robert Gilbert is on the sick list at this writing.
Rev. B. W. Williams, of Drewryville, was in our midst a few days since.
Several from here attended the singing at Miss Annie May Elkins, of Carmel,
Saturday night and report a good singing.
LINE CREEK SCHOOL CLOSES.
The Line Creek school, which for the past year has been under the management of Prof. W. M. Speer, with Miss Georgia Arnall as his assistant, closed the most successful term in its history Tuesday night with a most enjoyable entertainment. The school house was packed to its utmost capacity and the program rendered reflected great credit on the able teachers and the pupils. There were twenty-five numbers on the program and it would be unfair to mention one without giving all notice, but the recitation by Miss Georgia Arnall elicited the greatest applause as it was a subject familiar to many, "Poppin the Question." Col. W. N. Dixon, the very efficient county school commissioner, was present and gave a very instructive and interesting talk, which was followed by a brief talk from Prof Speer encouraging the boys and girls in their struggle to secure and education and climb the ladder of fame.
Prof. Speer and Miss Arnall were unanimously re elected as teachers for another year, but as yet neither of them have accepted.
Newnan, Ga., Sept. 6, 1905 , Coweta Superior Court convened Monday morning for the regular term, with Judge R. W. Freeman presiding and Solicitor General J. R. Terrell on hand to look after the violators of the law.
The grand jury organized by electing W. G. Camp foreman and C. A. Burks bailiff. Judge Freeman's charge to the grand jury was a most able and comprehensive one. He seemed to lay special stress on that part of his charge relative to the violation of the law which prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons, gambling and selling whiskey.
There is rather a light civil docket but about the usual amount of criminal cases on hand.
Quite a number of divorce cases have come up for consideration. Oh how treacherous and unstable is the heart of man! In each case it has been the wife suing at the hands of the court to be free from an abusive, and in some cases a drunken husband.
Having exhausted the civil docket court adjourned late Tuesday evening until Friday at 8:30 o'clock A.M. when the criminal docket will be taken up.
The sheriff and his helpers are very busy traversing every part of the county, summoning witnesses whom the grand jury desire to interrogate. The attendance at court is unusually small.
The farmers put in good time last week picking cotton. Guss Clark and two little sons are the champion cotton pickers of this section. They picked from Monday until Saturday at dinner and picked 3,250 pounds. How is that "Shack?" Can you hear that?
Misses Mattie Crook, of Senoia, and Viola Caldwell, of Carmel, spent Saturday night with Charlie Hatten and family.
Miss Mattie May Lewis closed her school at Banks' school house Friday night with a nice entertainment.
Miss Lola Crook, of Standing Rock, spent last week the guest of the writer and family.
Last Friday night this community was visited with one of the worst storms that we have experienced in many years, wind, rain, hail; thunder, lightning, cyclonic in appearance. The wind was terrific for forty minutes, lightning incessantly, extending from L. F. Swygert's to Cock's cross roads, coming from west, going east, damaged cotton terribly.
Mrs. John H. Taylor and children, of Douglas county, after spending a few days
guests of Judge Ben Taylor and family, returned home last week.
A. H. Rawls, wife and children took in Bluff Springs camp meeting last Saturday and Sunday.
Louie Swygert and wife spent Sunday and Monday guests of the latter's parents at Concord.
Miss Alvira Swygert is spending some time guest of her aunt in Atlanta.
The cracksmen visited Grovenstein & Bishop's stores last Sunday night, taking therefrom all the cash
in the safe and cleaning up the postoffice, amount in all $250.00. The convicts' trained blood hounds
were sent for but could not make any discovery. The entrance was made by prizing up the front door
with a crow bar. The safe was locked with the combination, therefore it must have been experts who did the work.
Judge Ben Taylor and L. F. Taylor took in Coweta Superior Court last Monday.
Hutchinson Bros. are enlarging their store house, G. J. Cagle contractor.
Miss Myrl Rawls is visiting relatives in Senoia this week.
W. J. Addy was the successful contestant for the job under "Uncle Sam" as carrier of R. F. D. No. 1
from Haralson, and will enter upon his work 15th inst.
Remember next Sunday is Pastor Bailey's day here. He speaks of protracting the meeting, so
govern yourselves accordingly.
At White Oak Grove Baptist church next Sunday at 10 A. M. eleven converts are to be baptized
by Pastor Hammond, of Newnan.
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