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WHY THEY GAVE UP. UP liP. liP UP. UP liP. liP UP. UP liP. liP UP. UP liP. liP A STORY CONCERNING THE ZEIO- ZEIO ZSIG. ZSIG ZEIO- ZEIO ZSIG. ZSIG ZEIO- ZEIO ZSIG. ZSIG ZEIO- ZEIO ZSIG. ZSIG LERS LEBS LERS LEBS AND THEIR TBEIR. TBEIR THEIR TBEIR. TBEIR THEIR TBEIR. TBEIR STJRRENDE3. STJRRENDE3 SURBEND. SURBEND STJRRENDE3. STJRRENDE3 SURBEND. SURBEND STJRRENDE3. STJRRENDE3 SURBEND. SURBEND STJRRENDE3. STJRRENDE3 SURBEND. SURBEND Fiom I'i'om Iiom Fiom I'i'om Iiom Fiom I'i'om Iiom One Who Was Greatly Interested in It He Gives a Short Review of the Case. Case Case. Case A good deal has been said In the news news- news news- papers about the part patj part patj which Mr. Mr Mr. Mr J. J J. J R. R B. B R. R B. B R. R B. B R. R B. B Siw-ppard Siw ppard 3hppard Siw-ppard Siw ppard 3hppard Siw-ppard Siw ppard 3hppard Siw-ppard Siw ppard 3hppard of Mlllen Millen. Millen Mlllen Millen. Millen Mlllen Millen. Millen played to m In to m In to m In the attempts attempts to arrest the Zelglers Zeigkrs. Zeigkrs Zelglers Zeigkrs. Zeigkrs Zelglers Zeigkrs. Zeigkrs Mr Mr. Mr Mr. Sheppard Sheppard who la is la is express agent and operator at Mlllen. Mlllen Milieu Mlllen. Mlllen Milieu Mlllen. Mlllen Milieu has written the following state- state state. state- state state. state- state state. ment of the troubles tsuubles troubles tsuubles in which the Zelglers Zelglen Zelgitra Zelglers Zelglen Zelgitra Zelglers Zelglen Zelgitra figured and requests Its publication In i.n In i.n justification justification of his position and that of ot of ot his friends Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Sheppard's Sheppards Sheppard's Sheppards Statement. Statement Sbtement Statement. Statement Sbtement Statement. Statement Sbtement Mlllen. Mlllen Mihen Mlhen Mlllen. Mlllen Mihen Mlhen Mlllen. Mlllen Mihen Mlhen Mlllen. Mlllen Mihen Mlhen Ga Ga. Ga Ga. June 4 -Editor Editor 4-EdItor 4 -Editor Editor 4-EdItor 4 -Editor Editor 4-EdItor 4 -Editor Editor 4-EdItor 4 Constitution Constltbtiofl Constitution Constltbtiofl About two years ago among the passen passen- passen passen- gers who left Rookyford Rockyford Rookyford Rockyford for Sylvanla Sylvania Sylvanla Sylvania and Intermediate points on the Sylvanla Sylvania Sylvanla Sylvania train were three persons who are now beneath the sod. sod sod. sod They were George Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler L. L L. L B. B B. B Brooker and a negro George- George G.eorg Georg George- George G.eorg Georg George- George G.eorg Georg George- George G.eorg Georg Bellinger Belltnger. Belltnger Bellinger Belltnger. Belltnger Bellinger Belltnger. Belltnger George Zeigler and LL L. L LL L. L LL L. L B B. B B. BrooKer wera wen were wera wen were wera wen were my soy my soy friends friends. friends friends. The negroa did not know. know know. know On this trip to their respective respecilve respective respecilve homes George Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler and L. L L. L B. B B. B Brooker who had always been friends became Involved In a fight. fight fight. fight Brooker was dangerously shot ahot ghot shot ahot ghot shot ahot ghot and Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler killed. killed killed. killed After the most careful Inquiry I find dnd find dnd that this sad tragedy was caused from politics and whisky. whisky whisky. whisky After the train left Rockyford Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Zelg ZeIg- ZeIg Zelg ZeIg- ZeIg Zelg ZeIg- ZeIg ler became Involved In a a. a a. quarrel with the negro. negro negro. negro George Bellinger Belllnger Bellinger Belllnger and was abusing him hint him hint severely when Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Brooker interfered and told Mr Mr. Mr Mr. Zeigler to say what he had bad had bad to say to him. him hint. hint him. him hint. hint him. him hint. hint him. him hint. hint This caused a fight fight. fight fight. Mn Mr. Mr Mn Mr. Mr Mn Mr. Mr Brooker was very drunk and was badly badly. badly' badly badly. badly' badly badly. badly' beaten by Mr Mr. Mr Mr. Zeigler. Zeigler Zeigler. Zeigler When 'When When 'When the train stopped at Zeigler station Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Zeigler Zelgier's Zelgiers Zeigier's Zeigiers Zeigler Zelgier's Zelgiers Zeigier's Zeigiers Zeigler Zelgier's Zelgiers Zeigier's Zeigiers Zeigler Zelgier's Zelgiers Zeigier's Zeigiers Zeigler Zelgier's Zelgiers Zeigier's Zeigiers s home the nght light nght light was renewed. renewed renewed. renewed Brooker was shot and In return shot shOl shGt shot shOl shGt shot shOl shGt Zelgler Wgler. Wgler Zeigler. Zeigler Zelgler Wgler. Wgler Zeigler. Zeigler Zelgler Wgler. Wgler Zeigler. Zeigler Zelgler Wgler. Wgler Zeigler. Zeigler Zelgler Wgler. Wgler Zeigler. Zeigler In the tight fight tight fight it Is said that a man named Connor Williamson on Booker's Bookers Booker's Bookers side aide side aide and Sol Sot Sol Sot and and. and and. Conie Ceinle Conie Ceinle Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler sons eons sons eons of Mr. Mr Mr. Mr George Zeigler look ook took look ook took look ook took part ra't. rat part ra't. rat part ra't. rat Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler receiving wounds from which he died and Connor ConnTor Connor ConnTor Williamson being nearly nearly. nearly nearly. killed by by' by by' the Ze'gler Zegler Z&gier Zgier Ze'gler Zegler Z&gier Zgier Ze'gler Zegler Z&gier Zgier Ze'gler Zegler Z&gier Zgier boys boys. boys boys. The abov above abov above e are facts gathered from persons who ought to know know. know know. Upon the death of Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler there was an effort made to bring in a true bill for the murder of George Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler against L. L L. L B Brooker and Conner Williamson Williamson. Williamson Williamson. The granu grand granu grand jury decided there wag was waa wag was waa wag was waa not sufficient evidence e\1dece e 1dece evidence e\1dece e 1dece evidence e\1dece e 1dece evidence e\1dece e 1dece to do so. so so. so After this terra term terra term of court the Zelgltr Zeigler Zelgltr Zeigler broth broth- troth- troth broth broth- troth- troth broth broth- troth- troth broth broth- troth- troth ers era ers era Sol Eol 501 Sol Eol 501 Sol Eol 501 aiid and aiid and Come stated publicly that ttey ticy ttey ticy Intended to kill Breaker Brooker Breaker Brooker and aiii and aiii for a long time BrooKer Brooker' BrooKer Brooker' avoided them Chapter No. No 'No. No. No 'No. No. No 'No. 2. 2 2. 2 Shortly after atter after atter the death of Mr. Mr Mr. Mr Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler the negro mentioned menUonw nieniloned mentioned menUonw nieniloned mentioned menUonw nieniloned abo e. e e. e George Bellinger Bellinger was murdered on account of the difficulty difficulty between Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler and Brooker Brooker5 Brooker Brooker5 which grew out of politics politics. politics politics. The grand jury of Screven county upon the very strongest circumstantial evidence evidence. evidence evidence. found round found round a true bill against Solomon. Solomon Solomon. Solomon Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler and Wi.llam Willam WiJiam Wi.llam Willam WiJiam Wi.llam Willam WiJiam Walker. Walker Walker. Walker Chapter No. No No. No 3. 3 3. 3 About eight or ten months ago on Bunday Bunday L B. B B. B Brooker Brooher Brooker Brooher who was wax was wax sheriff of ot of ot Screven Screvon Screven Screvon county mmnty county mmnty went to an association held at Golold Goloud Golold Goloud church about five miles east of Sylvanla. Sylvanla Sylvania. Sylvania Sylvanla. Sylvanla Sylvania. Sylvania Sylvanla. Sylvanla Sylvania. Sylvania Sylvanla. Sylvanla Sylvania. Sylvania The Zetgier boys boyg boys boyg were there also also. also also. In the afternoon Brooker and two friends were walking together when the Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler brothers S l and Conie ran up behind him and shot him with Winchester Winchester rifles rUles. rUles rifles. rifles rUles. rUles rifles. rifles rUles. rUles rifles. rifles rUles. rUles rifles. After Brooker fell to the ground they ran up and shot him again each of them them. them them. No one interfered. interfered interfered. interfered There was no help for Brooker in that vast multituoe multitude. multitude multituoe multitude. multitude multituoe multitude. multitude Broker Brcsoker Broker Brcsoker died Instantly and the Zeiglers Zeillerl Zeiglers Zeillerl walked awa Chapter No. No No. No 4. 4 4. 4 Tfie The Tfie The Zelgler Zeigler Zelgler Zeigler brothers announced that they would never be arrested arrested. arrested arrested. They had plenty of friends who who' who who' would die die. die die. by them there as a certain signal to be given to muster their friends etc. etc etc. etc This was .WU WU was .WU WU was .WU WU believed by the whole country it seems for tor for tor no real effort was ever made to arrest them. them them. them Chapter No. No No. No 5. 5 .5. 5. 5 .5. 5. 5 .5. Finally it dawned da"ed daed dawned da"ed daed dawned da"ed daed upon the mind of of. of of. one citizen of Screven county that these men should be arrested. arrested arrestect arrested. arrested arrestect arrested. arrested arrestect That citizen engaged the much muth much muth talked of Frank Morris Mor1s Morris Mor1s to help him. him blm. blm him. him blm. blm him. him blm. blm him. him blm. blm About one month ago Frank Morris and his friends seven In number endeavored zsdeavored. zsdeavored endeavored zsdeavored. zsdeavored endeavored zsdeavored. zsdeavored to catch the Zelglers Zeiglers Zelglers Zeiglers at their home but failed. failed tailed failed. failed tailed failed. failed tailed Two weeks later Frank Morris Mom Morris Mom and five friends determined if it if it possible to catch them and epent spent epent spent three days in the swamps near the plantation plantaUon plantation plantaUon of ot of ot J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT J.-T. J. T. J.4T. J4T. J4T J.'T JT Walker and three tree three tree times Umu times Umu came caine came caine very very. very very. .near near .sear sear .near near .sear sear .near near .sear sear .near near .sear sear arresting arresting. arresting arresting. or at least meeting meeting. meeting meeting. the tlte the tlte Zelglers. Zelglers Zeiglers Zelglers. Zelglers Zeiglers Zelglers. Zelglers Zeiglers The reason they did dlii did dlii not no& no not no& no not no& no Is that the tbe the tbe celebrated outlaws puUaw8 ouUaws outlaws puUaw8 ouUaws outlaws puUaw8 ouUaws so termed termed. termed termed. had learned to ran run ran run instead of ot of ot fight fight. fight fight. One time-they time they time-they time they time-they time they were in tn in tn one eme one eme hundred yard yards yard yards of this thks this thks little posse posse. posse posse. but were turned back by a friend. friend friend. friend Morrla Morris Morrla Morris and his five friends then tben then tben agreed upon a a. a a. plan that would not fall as a last resort. resort resort. resort This is what ran the boyg boys boyg boys from the swamps to to' to to' jail. jail jail. jail The Constitution ConsUtution Constitution ConsUtution gave it in full hence linee hence linee I 1 I 1 will not repeat rvat repeat rvat it. it it. it This piece would never have been bn been bn written written as its author has baa has baa no disposition for notoriety neltoriety notoriety neltoriety but he and his companions have been repeatedly repatedIy repeatedly repatedIy called tongs thug tongs thug and cowards by different writers wflters writers wflters In sereval papers and we we. we we. feel that It Is now now' now now' time to give a & a & true history of this terrible affair. affair affair. affair W do BO 80 so BO 80 so BO 80 so for tor for tor other reasons also. also also. also There has hu has hu been much fiald eald fiald eald lately in defense of the Zelglers Zeiglers Zelglers Zeiglers that they "were were "were were law abiding citizens cItizens. citizens cItizens. farmers etc. etc ete. ete etc. etc ete. ete etc. etc ete. ete etc. etc ete. ete Po Do lo Po Do lo Po Do lo the facts fact. fact facts fact. fact facts fact. fact here hera here hera bear beM hear bear beM hear bear beM hear out that statement On the oUver other oUver other hand .hand hand .hand doe dose doe dose It not pp ar that they did not surrender e'.trrender etrrender surrender e'.trrender etrrender surrender e'.trrender etrrender until aimoetJ e.tTflOSt etTflOSt aimoetJ e.tTflOSt etTflOSt aimoetJ e.tTflOSt etTflOSt run TU55 run TU55 down and also that that' that that' these good Wenda frienda Wenda frienda never advised them to give give. give give. up until' until until' until they saw plainly pla1zily plainly pla1zily tthey they tthey they would arrestedT arrested arrestedT arrested y 01 I STRY CONCRING T ZEta LER AD T SURE F'om Fom F'om Fom F'om Fom F'om Fom Wa Geaty It-H It H It-He He It-H It H It-He He It-H It H It-He He It-H It H It-He He It-H It H It-He He Shor Rview Cae. Cae Cae. Cae de ha ben sad news. news news. news paper abut par J I J I S"ppall Sppall S"ppall Sppall Mien tempt arest Zelglr. Zelglr Zelglr. Zelglr prd ad opratr Mien ha. ha ha. ha wten folowing trbles th fgre rquests Is pubUcaton tfcaton oslton tat trendl 4.-Edtor 4.Edtor 4. Edtor 4.-Edtor 4.Edtor 4. Edtor 4.-Edtor 4.Edtor 4. Edtor 4.-Edtor 4.Edtor 4. Edtor Consttuton Abut yea ao aong passe- passe passe- passe ges SylvaJa Intereiate point tt trin were tr perns a benet te so. so so. so wre Zgler 1 ad rg& rg rg& rg Belnger. Belnger Belnger. Belnger Gorga ad L friens. friens friens. friens negr I dd kow. kow kow. kow ths t teir r peUve Gerge 'ad ad 'ad ad L Brker wo ben frends bme l fght Brokr wa dangerously ad kied Afer most'crtulnqur mostcrtulnqur most'crtulnqur mostcrtulnqur tagedy WS causd frm poltlc8 ad whik Afer tain lef Royford Zeg. Zeg Zeg. Zeg leI .ba ba .ba ba Involve a qual te nego Gorge Be1nge wa ausig .r. r .r. r Interferd Zeiglr t lY him Ts cuse fght. fght fght. fght Broker vey drun batn .r. r .r. r Zigler. Zigler Zigler. Zigler stton fght wa rewe. rewe rewe. rewe ad rtun tght i sad tat ma name Wilamon Bokers Id Cnle Gerge p reciving wllch Wilason kild Zeglr .abve abve .abve abve ar tat ptered frm prson death tee a efor mde i a tre bi tr murer Grge aganst L Broker Cnner Wiiason. Wiiason Wiiason. Wiiason gn jur deided the sufclent 8. 8 8. 8 Afer tis Zelglr ald Coni pUblclY t y Intendcd kl Br1ker ald tme 'I I ' 'I I ' 'I I ' Capter Shorly r. r r. r aove Gfte Belin. Belin Belin. Belin wa murdere te fculy betwen Broker. Broker Broker. Broker whch gew pltc. pltc pltc. pltc Te grad Srve cuty upn ve trongst cirmstatal tre bi aint Solomon Wilam Chpter Abut Cr monts day L. L L. 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