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Olii loitod uiO ''li MiTDii r '"'^i ?br,nd mi'^j^od liis io >tinii.  Cteorgt; wonld have hp.ou 19 yeara old tomorrow. He v/as aii exemplary young man meml)er of the ''»ntif.t church and rf^spected hy ali I \iie\v him. He was born at Montezuma, Ga., but has lived here sonic time v/ith his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Geo. L. Collins, 52 3 Hardaway street. He leaves five brothers and four sisters. His father left ior Americus j^esterday afternoon and •i'l bring the remains to the city on 10:20 A. C. L. train from Al-M.Ti.y this momiag.  The funeral will be condficted from the depot immediately on the arrival of the train. Rev. Alex. W. Bealer vvill have charge of the services.  Thf> follovvinft young men have been appointed pall bearers and are requested to meet at the uijdertaking parlors of Herring & Herring at ten o'clock this morning: Messrs "William McKay Jr., Franli "Ward, Thomas Teate, Jolm Girifiln, Clinton Var-nedoe an^ A. W. Jones.  pE'edosiia Items.  The people are all busy now picking cotton. "We have had some fine v/eather for the last week or so for gathering cotton.  airs. W. T. Smith and Mrs, J. L. Floyd visited relatives at Ch asta in last v^eek.  There was quite a crowd of young -i>eoplc at the hospitable home of Mr. Robert Parramore Saturday evening to an" ice cream supper. There vvas plenty of ice cream and good music.  The music was furnished by Mes-crs. Jack Fleetwood, George Kelly and Ed Philips.  They played .gameo and all iiad a good time till eleven o'c!oclv when all went home feeling that it was good to have been there.  Mrs. 1. "L. Barv/ick is visiting la Cordele this week.  There is a gentlemen in our neighborhood v/ho frequently goes cat fishing and we hear he don't catch anything but heads. When they are pulled to the top or the v/ater and see him "they pull their heads oi£ rather than come out. Wonder what makes 'em do that way.  There v/as a sing at Mr. W. T. Smith's Sunday afternoon. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.  SI.  liosf "Hoy Foimd» Mr. C. C. Vick, of the Boston dis-tr'ct, has found his Goa Fulton, aged -"sixteen, who disappeared from home several v/eeks ago. The father feared foul play, but discovered him \,'orking at a savv^mi'il in Funston, ■iiear Moultrie-  The ThomivfjViUf^ people, and in •"act all ins »1 ',hout the congressional di^ti'ici T-\ucb interested iii Ibo  iii^i lOiPt debnl'^ of tliio campaign be-Roddcnbcry. The f! ^n lif- of the Thoraafivillo  " "^"i-ed in yesterday'a  . - ih'-^ •'-¡d of his hour tbo iioii^e 'cpt by applause, minr;-  ^ cho^, Tor Griggs, as hin  ;u< . loiuned up In the center of  the stage.  ''^hn r »n^-possiHaia €;-iiiH,  f'li'-r calm and sniil-  i " Til*- inannei was quiet, except \ n- h'> tniii n(H] in ridicule what he c ih^d 'iii^ --'lOt^'sque antics" of his Oj)non''>Jii F^j i:)eech was full of pointed aaccdote.. that pleased the crowd, making them Ictugli and ap-^ plaud.  li-If}; PiloHth, Ijilt-Ie Tongue.  He said Roddenbery reminded him of the grape-stealing fox, who said of the bell with which the farmer tried to frighten him, "Big mouth little tongue, devil of a noise, but no harm done."  "You Keeiy i|wiet."  Mr. "Walter Burch yelled "That's you for 10 years,' and Griggs pointing his finger at the Thomasville man said, "If you are a gentleman you will sit there and keep your mouth shut. For a whole hour my supporters have respectfully put up with hifj ridiculous antics and now I am insulted by one of his men,"  Earlier in the dispute Roddenbery had referred to the Albany delegation saying "No crowd of town politicians could dominate the suffrage of the Second district." Griggs aaid, "Talk of town politicians. Take away the Thomasville men and there are not 50 voters in the house for liirn."  KevcE' Lov'^d Griggo,  "Thomasville is a fine city, but it never loved me, until Anderrjoa started to running for Congress. He has an idea that it takes a big man to go to Congress, If that is so he v/ili rattle aruuud like a pea in a pod."  No Oratos*.  'I am no orator, and when I see Anderson, I thank God that I am not. He reminds me of the nigger preachpr v/ho got mixed up in his mad flov/ of words an^ said 'My nominative case has got separated from my verb, but thank God, I'm on my way to the promised land.' " Get Tlie Crov/ds,"  He said the reason Anderson wanted a joint debate was his failure to get crowds in Ills lone hand appointments and that in Decatur, his native county, he had 26 men from Thomasville and 134 from elsewliei-e "He needs some one to hear him make a noise and depends upoa me to get it." He called Roddenbery the Sanclio Panza - of Georgia who was fighting wind mills of his own erection. He referred to his efforts as having caused the defeat of a 25 cent v/ar taix oe ovosy fjalo ©f cofeft'OH, "He saved the soutli' a millian dollars, by this alone, and had earned his increased salary of $7.500 for a hundred years," "I I'm not worth it get somebory else, but for God's sake not Anderson."  A 'PIiHid Tiile.  He said, "xinderson is ashamed of the wave on which he is trying to  Aiiiliii  .iiiifipFO iiiilf! Ù^f^M iwfifl l^pefifCliilflii iililllitvf iS-^ilf,'^ Clrilii®  Sli'ijiìf/ii.wiv/iiFiis A ier-Jiiii: ali tSufì  kì  «il'  ìofisit«;^ jilii?  nn  llii^ip-iirv  r  ù")  'iìil-  iìtJ'  Ciìiiiw.y^jflisFiìi^ F^KSR Bfliipi Ciiiiixiii.^iii liitlidKfJi  li,' -V'i/i;  rù  l.ì  ft.  Sharp and stinging was tho battle, .................... ...............  of words that a thousand voters of | cent conversion to prohibition ranks, Tift county heard Mondixy afternoon jind said that we had been securing v/hen James M. Griggs and Anderson remedial legislation by the cork-Roddenbery clashed vocabularies in f^crew route long enough. He said v.'hat was the first of a series of'ibac Griggs had voted against the joint debates. The campaign for,i)iij lo abolish the army canteen and the congressional nomination opened' had always votCfi with the liquor in-with a siszli ng interciiange ol per- tevesis, in spite of his assei'tions to sonalities in iceeping with the weath- tiie contrary. He had also voted for er. the sale of liquor in the Piullipin',\;5  and to seat a Mormon in the House say of Representatives.  The 3Iiiil Bo7C. A Tifton band marched into the ware housn bearing a banner '■'Jim  Tho Result. Judge Roddenbery's friends they are more than pleased Avitli the resnltr They exhibit badges with the inscription "Jin.i Griggs for Con-  I  gress," taken from the coats of Griggs the Farmers' "Friend," sur-votors, and say that what was a^nounted by a, mail box. Roddenbery Griggs stronghold is now swinging | lashed him unmercifully for this, into line for Roddenberj', Judge asking, "shall we sell our franchise  ir^w Ìaìiiì, Se? rSeiiisife-Hfiii  f?  Griggs' friends claim entire satis-  for a tin mail box?" which was aii-  (Continued ,oa page eight.)  faction, and as is always the case , swered by cries of .No! No!! He said with a joint debate the only certain ' that Tom "Watson Avas the real fa-rcsult was to arouse hotter enthu-jther of R, F, D. and cited "Watsons' siaam among the supporters of both., <?xampie as showing what a new con-  New York, Sept. 11.—"The time has gone past," said Judge 0. H. Gary, chairma.n of tho board of com-miESionern of the United States Steel Corporation, wlio has just returned from his vacation abroad, "for great corporations to ignore the public and public interentf,. The 'public-be-damned' policy, ' - (hat phrase was ever actually used, will n.ot go these days. The heads of our great industries can never adopt that attitude, not alone as a matter of policy, but in the interest of their own undertakings, There has been a great change of late years in the attitude of corporatioui; the public  and toward ¡.nployes."  Judge C ti' speaking of the  U'/ovement luoldng to the improvement of the steel rail, said the commission expects to consider the subject, and will pro])ably report in two or three weeks, Pie said it would be found that the steel manufacturers and the railroads will make every effort to adopt a standard to insure the safety of the public.  Ib a IVarehoii'Je. The forensic bout was held in a  gressman can do. He said that the seventh district with less territory  big warehouse where the heat made' an^ less people had as many R. F. D. the big audience shed coats, and col-^routes as the second. He said that lars, and made the speakers swelter, to hear Griggs talk you would think v/ith the exertion of their sharp jabs.Whe farmers would get no more mail Roddenbery's famous black alpaca if he were defeated.  coat was wet through and Griggs peeled even ITis light coat of brov/n linen.  The Divirdon of irinie. By arrangement drawn up before  Ptccen-fc Activity.  He spoke of Judge Griggs' recent activity baying: "A fanatic«'! onndi-date behind him makes him think of the people." In answer to a shout  the fray Roddenbery was to open in ■ from the audience "Tell us v/hat you  an hour followed by Griggs in an hour and 20 minutes with Roddenbery to have 20 minutes in rebuttal. This was adhered to except that tho congressman used only one hour and Ave minutes of his time.  I^IoFe to  Judge Griggs has accepted the challenge of the Thomas county man to divide time at Ashburn Tuesday, and again at Georgetown Wednesday. He laughs at the idea that he is afraid to meet Roddenbery on the stump. He said "I will meet him in Thomasville, where the audience will be like this—for Griggs—for a Thomasville man told me this morning that every Roddenbery man in Thomasville v/as here today." To this Roddenbery replied that he wou'id meet Sunny Jim nut only at Thomasville, but Dawson and every-v/here else in the district that he could get him in the same room.  JKmpeii iBto It.  Roddenbery v/as introduced by Dr. W. H. Hendricks, and Jumped at once into a vigorous and impassioned appeal. He had the crowd yelling in three minutes and kept them that way all through his talk. Both speakers were enthusiastically ap,-plauded, the frequent personal hits being especially enjoyed.  Bio Apology.  Roddenbery said he had no apology to make for running for office. Referred to his right to ask for prohibition support, on his record, but said it was a moral issue and he would not claim political credit for it. He v/ould support, an anti-jug law, and would vote to drive from America's shores the v/hiskey trafiic with its pernicious inilueace, in politics: ,  A CiMivett,  He congratulateci Griggs on Ms re-  are going to do," he exclaimed, "I am going to give Jim the v/orst defeat you ever saw." This was greeted by cheers, which Roddenbery answered by saying, "If you chear every time I puncture a politician's tire I v/ill have no chance to speak. Referring to soil surveys recently promised he said: "We want them but Lord, how I had to get in behind Jim to get them.  . FrasnMiig CionpaigH Miei'atiare. He accused Congressman C4riggs of "prostituting a branch of the government into a campaign machine," also for sending out campaign literature under a frank. He said that the attempt to use the government for these purposes v^as '-'as bad as insurrection and little better than tyramiiy.  CoMgi'essional Scliooli'fflg. He said "Jim has had 10 years of congressional schooling, and is 3us't beginning to show his learning. I won't take that long." He accused Grigg-s of voting v/ith the Republicans on immigration and naturalization lav/3 that allowed a million foreigners a year to come here, and be registered and voted by that party..  Tlse Albasiy BemljoiiEU At this point an Albany delegation of 75 Griggs rooters came in. An excited gentleman named Sjnith Pickett yelled "Albany greets Jim Griggs, the greatest congreasmau Georgia ever had," Roddenbery said: "The gentleman marches behind a banner bearing a tin mail box. A demijohn would be a more appropriate emblem." Later in the debate this camo aaa aafcerropted Eoddea'bery again,  "An lufemal FcoA." He said "I will not say that this man is no gentleman, aa Judge  Griggs said of one of my supporters, but I will say he is an infernal fool."  Tlihigs Looli Squally. At this point things assumed a decid edly warlike hue.Picket made a start toward the platform. Several Roddenbery men gathered round the rostrum. Motions toward pistol pockets were seen all over the audience. The judge said "You all sit down. I'll look out for Roddenbery," Judge Griggs joined in the effort to restore order and things were soon at t'he normal.  Cainpalgm Bs,peiises.  Hoct«''yry said he woi'd pitch his campaign on a high plane and v/ould publish every item of campaign expense.  The Btatij Campaign,  Roddenbery then took up the state campaign, and Griggs' attitude against the reform movementHe said Griggs vcas too busy with national affairs to have a primary later than May, but that he could come dov/n in Ausust to fight against disfranchisement ancl for corporation domination, and the like. 'He read an anti-Hoko Smith letter written to the voters of Terrell county, where ■■Griggs said a vote against Howell was a vote against him.  Mzi EIoquieiTi Close.  Judge fi-oddenberj closed with an '-sloquent statement to the effect that lie v/ould fight for the repeal ©f the 14 th and 15th amendments .is so far as they relate to the disfranchisement of the negi'o. He said ''I will light to the bitter end, tlis rum power, the immisi"aiion of foreign scurf, the alien and Africa.n vote. My record v/ill differ from that of policy anil duplieity made by our present congressman." A turinoil of applause greeted his close, and also the appearance of Mr- Griggs. The congressman told anecdotes that made t'he crowd latigli and ap-plauti for an hour. He v/as follov/-ed by Roddenbery in a whirlwind Bpeecli of 20 minutes In rebuttal. Sunny Jim's grilling of Little Anderson and the latter's tart reply will be, published in tomorrow's paper.  Sparta, Ga., Sept. Himes-Enterprine) There huge crov/d present today to lic^r tne-speed), of Governor Hoke If::  had been expected that he wculri nouce that ho v/ould be a cat -f"' ^ for reelection as Governor and ^''ov « at least intimate that he woul'-a candidate for the Senate. "£-!£> Ui.! ance on this point v/as aB. lollov/i5:-„  "I have no doubt that Ijeforo ' '< • end of my present term as govor I v/ill be able to say to the peou'rc ol Georgia 'We have accomplishrKl Avhat v/e. undertook v/hen v/e made, the fight in 1906/ "  This is taken to nn. that he-- wffi be in the race for tliu enate, as lie has previously said that his only ject in seeking the giibernator;; chair was to carry out refornis:  The governor urged pure electioj»; , commended the railroad commission; as reorgaui?:ecl but promised fair-treatment to the roads, plumed Iiim-self for having discharged Joe-Brown, saying that the commission was now a unit. He said that iJie-agricultural schools v/ill have enougli money from fertilizer tax, food and drug funds, etc., to operate, and there will be no extra session of the legislature. •  Bletca'ife items»  School opened;''Sept. tlie 2nf -»>1' Prof. Searcy as principal aniF I jy.-" Lilla Forest as assistant. Wo ^ci .r fortunate indeed to secure th-'i; _ . they are fine teachers and did niucis to advance the school last term. Now if the people will only come togetiier and work for the school we will have something to 'be proud c-f.  Miss Annie "Walker and Mi\ Travis Cheek were married at the Sfetiio-dist church Sunday morning- lij- Rev'., W. C, Embry. ■■ .sC;  Mrs. CHarieg Thompson, iaffl^i c'fiil-^ dren returned from B&silms several; flays since where slie Mkea ber little son for treatme-Ci-r. We are ye-ry sorry to say that the little 0.11a ia.i no better.  The Metcalfe School Ìmpì--.^'"«* club v/il! give an ice creaui . rvip---■-" oil the afternoon and evening-: i.AP'^ijC 20th at the school house„ -Zìi;- oFu'ei Reraise funds to carry on tbe-; iiaprave--ments begun last year.. ■ Tlit?.- cìuLì-did good work theia ebikII Ko;d«- tlie; people will give their aiS- as - fa. tliev past. Every one ?r: cordially inr-r"'"' tr) ccme and pass a pioabaL't.-d as v/el! as help in r gc^aà b. u; j.  Both ,'gimj^rys arc going < , though the cottoa is-.. ratliGi rìO', coming in"; we n-ote- witli.'. Iiitar^::. that many- of ta& lwmd& - .. -boys who are earaiiig- go-:.  I SUBSCRiBZ'':  A L-iLACiC liillilGUB,  Mr. "W. E. Duren was here Wednesday, from Cairo.  Have Col&rcil Fclìsi "iiukctó  It is rumored that the negro faj-iii; laljorers of Thomas county iiave formed a ttni'on and propose to demand higher pay, as soon as tlie^ are completely organized. A iic^.t. preacher toltl .. pro mine-no J that the or£ani^.rtiion hiui been itjrii> ed and that it akeac'y had oOO n«^-hers. Be said ihctt. a., rooii u« -Lc; got 500 mc-i on their !fcr ih.--y posed to cIoin.Mii u aolla.'n \ it::' for their sq.'v'u^. , < .j i-lcc'jc a:-selves not co ;   

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