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   Thomasville Weekly Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 23, 1908, Thomasville, Georgia                                 J  i -  AND SOUTH GEORGIA PROGRESS  • f.s'?"  THOMAíSVIIÍLB, GEORGIA, FRIDA Y, OOTOBBR 2Sr 1908.  m'  a SAYb BR^ WINS  Itiidreds pf Polls in Three States Show Large Defflocratic fiains.  New York, Oai. 10.—Majising all 1« toroes of «. unilltant Demuocracy  I ttie flnal etruesle of the caimpaign aii»ture the Bmpire State, Chair-  Mack, o< the Democatic Nation-Oomonittee, )>0aring propheclea of irj, oaoae Irom the Weajl today teke i>erooiQial charg« of what he -will i>e the hifurdest fougiht of lanj presidential campaign  Not onliyi WUliam J. Bryian. but lier Democratic speakers of note. Ittding United States Seujatwra.  II «win« «hrottgik the state in ain to capture New York's elec-▼obe lor the democratic tick-  OhAiisnazi Mack asserts that Bry-. iwlU be elected by a landslide, and «UIPPOT^ of this declitration he ■ude {>ol)Mc <on his arrival here i@ome Vredxict polls maide in many of the «^called doubtful etate^: Chairman Mfiok flaid:  "1 am firmly conTtnced that Bryan ( toe elected by a landslide. Wlth-  the last two -weeks I have caiised a toarePul poll to be -made by cap-taina in hundreds of precincts iu W«w York, Itndiiana and Ohio for the pvrpoae of obtaining the percentiage of Rep«blicaai losses over four -j-ears %go. The results of that poll were ■Ruacins.  "fci «» instances have the reports mad« to me tihown the perceatage of Rffpnblloan 1o«s«b in this state to be Vm tiMUi 25 per cent., and im Erie MMmj the loeees to the Republicans 7«n as hic^ as forty -per cent. Equa^ ly large losses to the Repnbltcans were ehown not only in Ohio and In-4iatta, but in twelve other states nHhkSi ttie two parties are contest-i*.  '•The figurea mean only one ilf&tDcr—Bryaji's election by tremen-daouB pluralities. That thcjse fig-HTes aire correct and based on care-fnl polle is shown froro the fact that I directed precinct captains 1« submit wJitb their report the names of Itepu/blicans, with their addresses, wfio Intended to vote for Bryan."  TlilîÎ AxND COST.  The case to come in Police  <XAirt\ yesterday imorning was ;ue famous Sandy Bottom ¿crap by citizens of the tenderloin. Ida Burns and George Puckett seemed to have tieen ibhe principals and were fighting Bind (cursing lat a live rate. Both Iwiere very bloody when the fight fwas over, George bejng pasted in the kead with a Coca Cola bottle and the woanian with George's fist. Georga. was fined 120.00 and cost and Ida I10.ÔK) aoid coet. May Groover'an-ortaier woonan wtho tried to separate 1&i«m and was thereby accused of bein^ lan accomplice of George— she was dismised with no fine.  ■Henry Johnson, the negro haok-maar, was found guilty of sleeping In iiis hack on Ithé streets and received a fine of one dollar and coat. Another case against hiûi for leaving tilB hack and hoarse nnlhitched was poatpoDied.  liUla Walton ooie of the negreas street (wialkers became involved in a cnmiag toee with anotiher negress, down In the Bottom and some very ▼tolcoit and decisive profanity /was indoged in'. Lula protected ber dn-nocence, «md Judge tfdntgomery was dteposed to he ligM in jUer case and onlfy fined her tent and cost. The oitfier girl Addle Brown was diamie»-  Harry Young, flor fighting and ^uar relinc: was fined five and cost. £>u-8ene Howart anol^er negro was igiv-en tlie same doso for ther same of-fnace  ■Ibuy Cromarti ¡and Irene 3miith, who KmI the scrafp ywterday in the BoMom ltM«h itold tale« of thé ai-tiiST that iwoiild isuuimlna'te the •llwrr po iSia Jnd«e ^Œûd bota of flfcan imn aad ooit, <ir trmaty day«  PROTECTWOMEN AT AU COSTS  Said Moderator Sushio In Riogiog Phrase at Moal« trie Ywsterday.  Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 21.—(Special to TiimieB-EhiiterpriBe.)—Quite a sen-aajtkynal diseufision took >placa in ^the •meeting of the Meorcer Association thila afternoon.  Z. H. Clarke, lodf Moultrie offered fh« following resolution:  "WHEREAS. Thère appears a spirit of liaiWlessneBS moire or ^es« gemeraJ over the great state of Georgia, this lawlesaness imiaking its man-.^estations In mob amd night rider violence and often for very slight ca-use, as comimred with ùt» results.  "And whereiais, the Baptists of Gewgia have alwajje stood for law and order, the regUiaa* procedure of couffcg and the enforcement of the eaim<e.  "Be it rei-olved, that we, as tan A«-sociation, pliace ourselves on record as opposed to mob lia>ws aad mobs, and night- rider violence, and appeiil to the soiber, aool, judgment of our people to «ee that the, law is I'e-apected and enforced by the orderly procedure of our courts."  Mr. Clark stated in offering the resolution -fh'at the time, had wTOe to put down all mob law.  Immediately Rev. J. M. Ruehiu wa<3 on his feet. The women were holding a meeting dn an adj«dning rooanj and at this time were singing.  "Bretihre.n," said the Moderator, "do you hear those voices. May -my rtght ihand iforgei; its calling, when I fail to "protect them under - all conditions, (miob law or no mob laiw."  Rev. T. A. White upheld th«! reso-lu-tion and took the position that the majes'üy of the law must be recognized asid when the perpetnatcrs of an unmentionable crime was caught and the evidence of his guilt was ccncluisiive, an outraged public was excusable in executing him at once. But after hie lega/1 larrest the law Should take its oaume and no man was ta-uthiorized to tia^ke the Jaw in his own iuaad.  Mr. Clark niaie a ringing si>e.ech in support "of tihe resolution, showing the damage of letting the mob take the law into i'ts Ofwn hand®.  Mr. !-Mi'-hin ^'xplained his position H« eaid he. was In lavor of the resolution, but he objected to the state-anen/t made thjait all mob law should bo condemned. There was one crime for which there was but one, remedy and he would not vote to put it down under any consideration.  These remarks were received with enthusiasm and there was signs of applause,.  Dr. R. H. H'arris said there was but lone answer for any Baptist and that was "1/et every soul be subject to the higher ¡powers."  The resélution was unanimously adopted.  MERCER BAPTIST ASS^IATION  Secood Days Meetii^ fall of fiood Work-Probably Finishes and Adjoams Today.  Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 21—(special to Times-Bnterpriae).—^The second day of the meeting; of the Mercer Baptist Assocdatdon was fully as interesting as the <flrst. Among the interesting atters which was presented (Was the the <re(port pi ttJie B. Y. P. U., wihlch was done by Mr. P,-Y. Spelglht iwiho also spoke intereartingly on «the wiorik that >has ¡been acooanplisbed and tbe work in »iirhit for the Unton.  The report of Iflie eommitte« ^n lempenniee was presented «Bid ib^ 0&aroll«id ttLeanveyes itronsly in emp-ptni ct' ithe law daSlins special attciin-  NE6R0 DRINKS COURT OPENED CARBm ACID YESTERDAY  Attempts to Take His Life Jndse Mitchell Uelivered  in Three C Cafe-Saved by Physidan.  (From W^iiesday'b Daily.)  James Whitejnore, a negro waiter in the the Three C. cafe drank an ounce loii carbolic acid yesterday nnorniing in the rear of the cafe. Th j negro, Monday evening re^ceived a postal card (from ,a dusky friend of ^ils in the city which seems to have beein th® cause of the act. He ap peared for work as usual yesterday morning and Bee.med little disturbed ■over the love affair.  About ten o'clock fhe head waiter of the cafe, Tom Smith, missed James and went into the rear if the place to search (for ihim. He found htai lying o'n the floor oi iLhe ante moun foaming lat the mouth and aa empty ounce, ibottle of carbolic acid on the fliQiD^r nearby.  Dr. Little was summoned lat once and bringing a stomach pump and other aipparatuB needed !ln such a icase managed laifter a fetw minutes work to bring hi)m out all rigihtt. The negro was then taken home in a hack by bis ffiejids.  The Love Letters.  A letter was found o!n the table which he had probably just written deed. It was addre^d In a Mitchell bouse envelope to Mrs. S. T, Hamilton, City, the person mentiomeid being the one ffeth whom he was living at the time. The letter in»ide was very short and contained the follawtng words:  "God Is love, God is true. Jessie Goodie Gre^n is the cause of it all." The. post card wtolch wiaa supposedly sent him last night by his girl was also found on the table in the room.  Sister Gommitted Suicide.  The negro was a brother of Victor Whitemore who formerly worked at the post office and who was ifound dead in the basement where he had apparency fallen while at his work. It »3 also reported that his sister at some previpus time committed suicide by taking carbolic acid.  The negro is young al)ont twenty years old and ¡has been working at the cafe for saome tiirae. Mr. Saxon the manager says that he has been faithful to his duties and seld'om gave any trouble. He lhas never exhibited lajny silgns of melancholia or worry before this time. It is thought that the troubles of the youthful love caused the attempt.  tion to itihe menace of bling tigers and the duty of all good citizens to add in ithe ikilling out of the daring sale of liquor dn defiaince of law and the sentiment of the «peoiple.  The repoo't of the committees on state, home, and ioreign missions iwere then presented. After presenting their ireporte Mufi oommitttee »withdrew in favor oi Dr., J. J. Bennett, secretary of the State Mission Boaa-d, who made, la speech well worthy of the attention of his ihearers.  The leport of the committee on reigious literature was presented by Rev. E. T, Moore, of Metcalfe, and the, repo t of ithe HDfrpihans home by tt i B. Aldernian, of Pino Park, ftxoth of tlieee igenitemen han lling the maitter« oiitrusted to them ¡with careful efficiency.  Toniglit the 'missionary sermon will be pixsached by Rev. T. A. White The asfiociation will proibabJy conclude its duties tomorrd^, land will adjourn for this year.  Death of Mr. Wood. News was received in this city yesterday of the death of Mr. O. M. Wood, lof Attapulgus, after a short Ulnese. Mr. Wood was a bnother of Mrs. A. A. Oaasady, of this <My, and w-as well known ¡here, -where be baa visited a number of itimelB. Dr. A. If. Willlama left ye«terdiayi iWtBi Mw. Cossady and faanily lo offlckjterwtrlii« funeral. . ,.  Stroqs Charge to Qrand Jory-Three True Bills.  (Protn Tuesday's Daily.)  Judge Robert G. Mitchell opened the October term of lliomas Superior Court yesterday morning at ten o'clock sharp. Solicitor Thomas, Sheriff Hlght, Clerk Groover and Stenographer Britt Davis, were on iMmd, rwidr for proceedings. Ilie graaad jury 'i*»tired and tafter a few moments aiimounced that they had bhoBeja Mr, Ad. Way, las their foreman. They were then sworn in by the SiDlicitor, and the Judge began hia charge.  Thi» c&arge was concise, clear and deflnate. givimg to them, tas required by law, their various duties. He em-ph«afiiaed the game law, the Jaw against selli'ng liquor, the carrying of contcealed weapons, and other minor offences. He impressed them also wath »tihe fact that they were »uipposed to hunt for any crime against the state and to invesitigate, without fear or favior, and a true pre^ntiment return to the Court.  He also impressed upon them the fact of their duties in regard to the books of the tax receiver and tJhe assessment oi 'any taxes they might thiolc fit to revise. He intrusted to them the care of the county prop-evty, and also Impressing upon them the importance of a thorough and comjplete investlgationt thereof.  The jury then retired and began their work and the petit jury was sworn in and the trial of divorce cases begun. EMght iwere tried during itflse courae of the forenoon and until the adjourriiment in the afternoon at four o'clwi-k.  Three true bills were turned iut« the court as a result of the deliberation of the Grand Jury. One wsus ag^ainst Mr. J. T. Thoaip.son, who killed Mr. G, M. Bullock, some four months ago, in a quarrel, in Och-lochnee.  The other was against the negro Robison, wiho killed another negro some time ago, neiar Metcalfe. The third was for a misdemeanor, against a negro woman. All these, with the exception of the last named, are in the county jail.  Today they will probably dispose of 'any other cases of a simiLar na-turo and then they will tackle the affair w'hich caused so iiiuch trouble and excitement in this couTiiy some three iweeKa agio. The docket, as made out, of the civil business, will be started promptly at eight-thirty this morning, to continue through Wednesday. The next weeK will be devoted to the criminal business of the court and several important trials are to take place.  With two murder trials, one a promient white citizen, and the solution, by the Grand Jury, of the Wnton abduction ca'se, with interest at fever iheat all over the cotinty, this will Dfobahlr prove one of the mio^t inttrestlng terms in the past two year».  SCRAP IN BOTTOM.  Two Darkies Have lâvely Time WtOle Crowd Watcbeflu  Quite a large crowd gathered yes-terdiaiy morning to witness a scrap of the old time "hair-pulimig" variety, near Bob Mitchell's store In the bot-toimu  Two Negro women, Mary Cromarti and Irene Smith, by a succession of kniJIck, dra^ or afometbing of the kind igot together and the fun began. One pulled the others Ivair, Knd the other retaliated l>y biting the other fn itfae fAce. Ill ere were no Ttats nor were tiie blue snins in evidence, so there warn no «pedal easualities <beyon<d w^oaaded feelings wbleh were alleTlflit«d «nd at the earfflie itimelnfenBlfled bj the "tan «nd ooBt'r wlhi<^ itlb« liayor fl^^ them in police «crart jemterdmy mftemoon; Alfaat lOiree liotaw after to tri^^  Mr. W. T. Biibm, of Mtii«, tpeat MopSay In HM etty.  SENSATIONAL CHAR^ MADE  firand Jury Reium Several Trae Biils^Abductíoii Hnddle Today.  (Prom Wednesdays Dally)  Yeisterday wiaa perhaps one of the most aeneffltional, as far tas the work of th« Grand Jury was concerned, for the past five yeans. This body of men were busy frísín eairJiy -morn until their ¡adjournment in the aifternoon with cases that materially concerned the imoral condition of ThOimasville. Many witnesses Were brought before thie body land teatimonjy was of a sensatiomail nature.  Perhaps the motst unexpected oí the events wa§ oi true bill agaisnt a prominent man in thüs cdty, charged (With Illicit relations with an equally pncHmineM woman. Witnesses, principally the young lady, t^tifled as to the guilt of the man land he was arrested in the afternoon, upon a benjoh warrant, sworn out after the adjournment loif the grand jury. I-I© imnoediartely gave a five hundred dollar bond and was released. He hjaa seoured legal service ¡and vsrill fight the 'oaJua© wihen dt comes up .for tnlal. Jaipt'-when this will be Is nnat knowoa. The bond is to appear before the city oonrl«  There were also bills against diisoir-derly houses in this city land warrant? toave been sworn out for them. This work will continue until the whole moral rottenness »otf the city is done awiay with and^the, atmosphere Is clean and pújelas far as legal action can make it.  Reports of a very sens'ational nature have been going the rounda of th'is city of other (parties in these ca-'f^.s, but so far as has been ascertained they have been a-^j otlhers before, 'mere rumore and tare not founded u'pon the slightest part of proof or fact.  it. is i)robaible that the abduction muddle will be Investigated today. All witnesses, iwith the exception of Miss Linton and Mr. Green are In the city and rejady for trial. Miss Liu-ton will be in the cdty tonight and Mr. Green toimorrow.  The whole time in the big court was taken up yesterday in the trial of fhe case of Wlllia^ms versus Wil-li'aims. This f-ase it will be remembered, was apptttled from the decision oí He Orai.iniry, some three, months ago. It involves the validity of the will of Mr. Joe Wllliamii, in which he left all hi!? property to his brother Mr. Moses Williams and his children.. Tihey claim' the will was made and signed in the presence of these chiltlren. The children of the other brother land sister are loontest»-ing Ihis. The case will probably take up the gre,ater part of today before it will be allowed to go to the jury. Messrs. Branch of Quitman and Fon-dren Mitchell of this city represent one «dde and are oippósed by Messrs. Roddenbe.ry and Duke.  WILLIAMS CASE IS HNISBED  Grand Jury Continues Their Work-m Mitchell Indicted.  MERCERBAPTIST ASSOCIATION  Meets id Nofiltrie»Thooias= viile Baptists Proniiaeat in the Organization.  Moultrie, Oct. 20.—(Special to Times-Enterprise.) —The meeting o£ the Mercer Bajptist Assocdatlon opened today wltfa la snap. The old tboard of office!« were re-elected. Rev. J. M. RuBhdn, Moderator; .LE. Bariton, Awistatnt H/Dodeimtar; AIox W. Bealer, Clerk; and Joiin BiTHowell, ABsistant iClerk. In accepting the Position tOHki7 Mir. Barton «aid that this would he Ihis laat texm with thi» aaeoiciiaiticn, as he (had accepted a caai to WMji ipiola«, Misa,  gret W «n. The (iiddfeip welconn« tn flttlag  (From Thur.'d.iy s Dally.)  TIhe aenaatlonal íeiaturei of tke gmnd Jury proceedlngii of Tuettda^y were not repeated yeeterday. TIi«t ibody has been buef all the ttme, but their work did not touch apoa the reapeciiCbl« clajss of people.,Four of the diaforderly ihouBM In thla aiHgr' were dnAlcted and their proprietor«^ Bjfter the true bill« returned by tlh« grand jury, bad bendh warmnta i»-suedf laigainat them and will be arrested «S soon as they can be found.  The other case of úntereat yesterday wiaa that against Bob Mitchell, Thomaa county's far-famed Tiger, land a truel bill was found against hlini and he 'Wias arrested yeeterdbay laftemoioin. The case aigiainst (his brother and isiisiter will be gone into at omce.  The Abduction Case.  Solicitor Thomas has beeiU working as'sidouusly upon the «amoua ab^-ductlon ca«6 and ihae thing» now where he ican siajfely state they will come before the"grand jury flocr jjet-tlemient ait onca His witnesses have been Bioattei-e'd oyer la wide area and it baa taken aome time land trouble to get them togetlhe.r. With other matters of grave Importance flacing Ihim for solution he has had axior« than one inian could well attend to. fíe, bowev^ri has pnoven etqual t* the emergency and wlM get tih« innatter cleared up (before he Im ññr ished.  Miss Linton and Mr. Green will be here today, according to their own :>mmilBe and will be ready to  go before thiat body any time fther will be called upon. The case will pl'oliably be started todsay, but m¿a.y tailve some time tor"final adjustment, and a bill, if any, is returned.  The Trial of the Williams Oa«e.  The whole of yesterday was taken up iwitih the trial of the case of Williams versus Williams, continued from the day before. Four of the attorneys in the oase made speeches .and lall were ptowertul and effective. Mr. Branch, of Quiitman ibegan the argument and was followed by Mr. Luke. Mr. J. F. Mitchell then spoke for about an hour and was followed by Mr. R'odden-bery, who concluded £h"e argument at five thirty.  The Judge jaiy with  his usual clear, concise direction« and they left the room at five foirty-flve. In a slx^rt time they returned .vith a verdict that the will should stiand.' It is rei)orted that the loontestauts.will carry the oaee to tihe" Supreme Ck)urt.  words, was given by Mr. 'niad Adams, Editor of the Moultrie Observer and wai^ replied ito, very h'a<ppily by Dr. R. H. Harris. The introductory sermon waa then preached by Rev. A. J. Taylor of Qudtman.  Mr. W. B. 3tane, of Thofmasville, read the report of the Sunday School committee and gave 'a very interesting talk on the «u^bjeot. CJonsidemble other work was done, and a splendid start .mtade In the first days lo-f work, x&yeh interest was mianifested by all, and the meeting this year promiises to be of the usual importance-  Judge JoiuisDn Tie« Knot, (From Sunday's Daily.),,^^ Judge Berry C. Johnson of tih« Patten district tie4 a nuptial knot thia past week.^ Two yotiog people desired to live itlhelr reapective lives In each other» ocnnpapy, came Ho ^jg^ >to 'perftmm tih<e cenrmumr and tbiis'^he did In fine atyle. Tibe (bride was Miaa Bern MoKtoney of Paitten and cube of the nuost in «hot Hr. hi H. Itlia  groom, oa'me froon Chraidy oranty. They wdfll molce tbeir iuMne th«re ii )ttie near future.  Rev. R. H. Haris, of Cairo, w«« te  BÊÊ âwusMtr Miè. Mdgar Mnrtß  a-   

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