Rerald and Advertiser.
FRIDAY, APR. 9.
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Official Organ of Coweta County.
Jah. E. Brown.
Thos. S. Parrott.
E A S T E H JOY.
Tho roHt'R were th<* find to hour,
Tho lilioH were the fir«t to hop;
Bring fragrant flowera from far and near
To match the Ea«t«*r mol'xly!
"Rubboni!” lx? on ••very tongur.
And every heart the rapture ah a re
Of Mary an ahe kneela among
Tho roHea and the lilies fair.
CONGRESSMAN ADAMSON DO
ING THINGS, AS USUAL.
Besides taking’ an active part in the
discussions that have been going on in
Congress since the tariff hill was re
ported from the Ways ami Means Com
mittee. Congressman Adamson lias
found time to give attention to other
matters of legislation as
member of Congress has
in the rural deliv-
more to perfect
An Open Letter to the Citizens of
The Mayor ami Council of Newnan
have, hy publication, called for an elec-
i i. i.f .... t U,. 1 U 4- tUi o
taken more interest
ery service, or done
that admirable system, which has prov
en such a boon to our fanning popula
tion. Within the past few years lie
has fathered more than one effective
measure for the improvement of the
service and for the proper compensa
tion of the overworked and poorly paid
carriers. Ilis interest has been furth
er shown hy the large number of routes
that he lias secured for his district, but
one other Georgia district (the Seventh)
having so many routes in operation.
Having in view the further perfection
of the rural mail service, Judge Adam
son introduced last week a hill to ap
propriate any surplus remaining in the
Treasury at, the end of each fiscal year
for the purpose of improving the pos
tal roads throughout the country, the
money so appropriated to be distrib
uted per capita among the different
States and Territories. It is a lament-
aide fact that, the most serious hard
ship encountered in the rural delivery
service is the execrable condition of
the country roads -especially through
out the South and if Judge Adamson
should succeed in getting his bill
through Congress it will prove a great
stimulus to road improvement in all
sections of the country,
i Judge Adamson’s excellent work in
securing liberal appropriations from
year to year for the deepening of the
channel of the Chattahoochee river—
the only navigable stream in his dis
trict—has won enthusiastic praise from
the Columbus people, that point being
the head of navigation. In the last
Congress he succeeded in getting an
appropriation of $115,000 for this riv
er, and when it is remembered that the
sum recommended hy the Rivers and
Harbors Committee for river and har
bor improvement in the whole country
was only $8,000,000, it will he observed
that the Chattahoochee fared very well
indeed. Commenting recently upon
Hit' good work accomplished by Judge
Adamson along this line the Columbus
Enquirer-Sun had this to say
•‘The recommendations of the Rivers
and Harbors Committee constitute a
splendid testimonial to the zeal, vigi
lance and unceasing energy of the effi
cient Congressman from this district,
Judge Adamson. The committee rec
ommended for all rivers and harbors
of tho country appropriations totaling
$8,000,000, and an examination of the
itemized statement shows that the
Chattahoochee system has received
proportionately a larger sum than any
other river system in the country -not
considering, of course, such important
streams as the Mississippi, Delaware
and St. Johns, which are really arms
of tho ocean. The fact that this sys
tem of rivers will fare so well, propor
tionately, in the distribution of money
for river and harbor improvement in
this country is the direct result of
Judge Adamson’s unceasing efforts,
and the campaign of education carried
on hy the Columbus hoard of trade.
One reason why the Chattahoochee is
so generously remembered in the ap
propriation hills is that, many members
of the Rivers and Harbors Committee
have visited Columbus, have seen the
stream with their own eyes, and real
ize its commercial importance. Many
members of that committee and of the
Interstate and Foreign Commerce Com
mittee visited the city upon the earn
est insistence of Congressman Adam
son, and that visit lias borne good
fruit. Members of the committee con
fided the fact that there was only one
man in Congress who could have pulled
them across the country to personally i.-e the increase of the area of the
inspect a river, and that man
Tho Atlanta papers have been trying
industriously for several weeks past to
make Commissioner of Agriculture
Thos. Ci. Hudson a candidate for Con
gress down in the Third district. If
they succeed, which seems now not un
likely, the State will lose a splendid
Commissioner of Agriculture, but the
Third district will gain an able and
popular Congressman. No man in the
Third district is better equipped for
useful service in Congress.
It gives us a tired feeling to hear
a man say, when a new enterprise is
proposed, ‘‘Well, 1 have been living
here twenty-five years, and we have
never had any use for such things:
why have them now?” And if you will
notice, as a usual thing these men are
a failure because they have been con
tent to continue in their old fogy ways.
Don’t expect to travel
ing on your dignity.
far by stanc’-
tion to he held on the 17th of this
month to decide whether or not school
bonds shall he issued for the improve
ment of the city school system. Con
trary to expectation, a quiet but per
sistent attempt is beinglmade to defeat
the measure. Before any citizen votes
on this important question certain
facts must be understood, and condi
tions appreciated, in order that an in
telligent view may he taken of the en
tire matter. Let us see what is the
present condition in our schools.
The opposition that has developed,
while in no case open and not present
ing logical reasons, is seemingly
against any decided improvement of
the South Newnan school. That school
serves a school population of from 175
to 200, excluisve of high school pupils.
The plan proposed by the Board of Ed
ucation, after careful consideration, is:
The enlargement of this school’s fa
cilities, to accommodate the pupils
rightly belonging to it, hy constructing
a building capable of housing a full
graded common school of seven grades.
The redistricting of Newnan, so as
to relieve the present congestion at
the Temple avenue school.
The present South Newnan school
has live grades, from one to live inclu
sive, served by three teachers, with an
enrollment of about 145, and an aver
age attendance of loO. Thus two of
the three teachers must handle two
grades. This is an injustice to teacher
and pupil alike, as the time of four
grades is almost cut in half! I’upils in
the sixth and seventh grades must go
to the Temple avenue school. What is
the result? Both of these grades are so
overcrowded that they must be divi
In the redistricting of the city sup
pose the line of division is drawn, for
example, from east to west at or near
the court-house. South of this line live
between 35 and 40 pupils of grades six
and seven, who, with the proposed
building in their territory, would he
cared for at the new building. At the
same time there would be withdrawn
from the Temple avenue school, from
grades one to five inclusive, over 40
pupils who live within the given line.
This would relieve Temple avenue
school of about 80 pupils—quite a help
to this school, in its present crowded
condition. Note the result: A comfort
able and adequate school in South New-
nan, with an average attendance of be
tween 175 and 200, under present con
ditions, and with no extra teachers
above the number now employed.
And, further, this school would be the
logical and convenient school home for
this large number of children, with no
excessive distance to traverse in going
to and from school.
Now, what are the conditions at
Temple avenue school? We have there
two buildings, with eleven rooms, and
also use a room in a private residence.
There are ten grades, divided into sev
en common school grades, and three
high school grades. We have there
thirteen teachers, with four grades di
vided because of inadequate facilities.
These are the first, sixth, seventh and
A grades. The average attendance is
about 450 at present, with an enroll
ment of over 500. No one can deny
that this school is wofully crowded!
Ask your own childrebn if it is not so!
What will he the situation this fall, or
in 1910? Can'you devise a plan to care
for the children without expenditure of
money? It is out of the question. The
situation is not in the future it is
with us NOW! Face it, gentlemen.
To show the useless anticipation of
calamity should the South Newnan
school he built, let us see the immedi
ate result at Temple avenue. The car
rying out of the hoard’s proposed plan
will at once relieve the Temple avenue
school of at least 75 or 80 pupils. It
will eliminate the necessity of having
at least two divisions, the sixth and
seventh grades which will he reduced,
under this plan, to a reasonable size,
and will also relieve the live lower
grades of about 40 pupils. Will this in
jure Temple avenue school? No sensi
ble person, acquainted with the situa
tion, will be able to make such a claim
truthfully. By the proposed plan the
school territory logically belonging to
Temple avenue school will have suffi
cient room for its children, and not
otherwise can this he accomplished,
save by the expenditure of an amount
approximately euual to the sum pro
posed to he spent at South Newnan.
Certain interests object to spending
so large a sum of money in South New-
| nan as is proposed, urging that this
money should be centralized -largely
at Temple avenue. What of this? Let
us see. The initial expenditure at Tem
ple avenue for ground and buildings
has been about $30,000. At South New
nan it has been about $3,000. Ten per
cent! How much justice is there in
this idea? Is North Newnan entitled
to 1.000 per cent, more expenditure
than South Newnan. when the school
population is in a ratio of 'g to 1? Sup
pose the full sum of $16,000 were spent
on the South Newnan school, we still
have a ratio of 30 to 19 in favor of
Temoie avenue jus! about the propor
tion of the respective areas served hy
the tv o schools !
By a vote of our citizens we have de
cided to increase the city area hy one-
ouarter of a mile radius. Do you real
It is over 177 iter cent, over one and
three- luurter:. Are you going to make
Temple avenue, already crowded,
stand still more strain? Will you make
the pupils iu the sixth and seventh
grades walk possibly If miles from the
new limits to Temple avenue? Will
you increase the territory served by
the South Newnan school 177 per cent,
and still say present conditions are ad
Growth is inevitable. We are all
hopeful for our city’s future. But if
not one foot is added to our area, an
enlargement of our school facilities is
absolutely imperative, to meet the
growth within the present limits! Be
ware, lest you cut otF the rights of any
child to access to our schools!
But it costs money, you say. Cer
tainly. So did our new light plant—our
wati rworks - court-house, and every
other thing of value we have, or ever
A ou are now facing a problem which
cannot be avoided by makeshift. Meet
it squarely, and as your duty to our
children and your neighbor’s children
demands. VOTE FOR BONDS. A
vote against bonds is a blow to ev
ery child in Newnan, now, and still
more so in the future.
Let any improvement we may make
be creditable to ourselves, and to our
city. Don’t say, “It’s good enough;”
for every time you say that you deceive
no one but yourself. Be true to the
best interests of your children, and of
your city, and vote for the issuance of
the bonds. Citizen.
Senoia Enterprise-Gazette, 8th inst.
Miss Nona Cotter, of Newnan, was
the guest of Mrs. H. L. Ware last
Mrs. W. A. Nipper, of Newnan, was
the guest of Miss Hattie Parks and
other friends here last week.
Miss Charlie Maude Hamilton, who
was among the large number enjoying
the pleasures of the skating rink Mon
day evening, fell and broke her arm
at the wrist. Her many friends re
gret her misfortune very much.
Two negroes, Ellis Ware and Geo.
Addy, from near Palmetto, were in
the neighborhood of Sharpsburg last
Saturday night and stole a lot of black
smith tools from different farmers.
They were caught Sunday and landed
in jail to await trial.
Aunt Polly Morgan, surrounded by a
number of her children and a few
friends, celebrated her 81st birthday
Tuesday. She still enjoys good health,
and is keeping house in the old home
stead which was built for her in 184G.
A meeting of the stockholders of
the Arnall-Couch-Powers Co. was held
Monday morning to elect a general
manager and transact other business.
Mr. L. E. Arnall was elected general
manager and will have entire control
of the business. The officers of the
company are M. H. Couch, president;
J. C. Arnall, vice-president; L. E. Ar
nall, manager. The directors are M.
II. Couch, J. C. Arnall, L. E. Arnall,
J. K. Sasser, H. L. Ware, J. H. Mc-
Knighl and L. M. Farmer.
Application for Leave to Sell.
GEORGIA (Owkta County:
•Thh. I’. Camp, II. Abner Camp, J. W. Camp and
I. St. i i mer, • tcutors of H. W, Camp, de
ceased, having: applied to the Court of Ordinary
of .said county for leave to sell certain factory and
railroad hLocks belonging: to estate of said de
ceased. all persons concerned are required to show
cause in said Court by the first Monday in May
next, if any they can. why said application should
not be granted. This Aj ril 5, 11*00. Prs. fee, $3.
L. A. PERDUE. Ordinary.
Libel for Divorce.
W. M. Whitmire / Libe , ful . Divorce in Coweta
Claudio Whitmire. 1 Superior Court.
To Claudio Whitmire, defendant: You are here*
by required, in person or by attorney, to be and
appear at the next term of the Superior Court,
to be held in and for said county, on the first
Monthly in September, 1909. then and there to
answer the plaintiff in an action for total divorce,
as. in default of such appearance, said Court will
proceed thereon as to justice may appertain.
Witness the Honorable R. W. Freeman, Judge
of said Court, this the f>th day of April, 1909.
L. TURNER. Clerk.
Sheriff’s Sale for May.
GEORGIA—Coweta County :
Will Ik? sold before the Court-house door in New
nan, Coweta county, Ga., on the first Tuesday in
May next, between the legal hours of sale, to
the highest and best bidder, the following de
scribed property, to-wit:
Lot of land No. 107. in Turin district, said coun
ty, containing 302' _• acres, more or less, and boun
ded as follows: On the north by lands of C. J.
Harris estate, on tho west by hinds of W. B. Har
ris, on the south by lands of J. W. Bowers, and on
the east by lands of J. R. Couch. Levied on as
the property of Miss Mary Lou Harris and Miss
Julia Harris to satisfy a fi. fa. issued by WuS.
Hubburd, Tax Collector, for tax due White Oak
local school district for the year 1908, said tax be
ing now due and unpaid. Defendants in ft. fa.
anti tenants in possession notified in terms of the
law. This April 7, 1909. Prs. fee. $5.16.
J. D. BREWSTER, Sheriff.
CITY BOND ELECTION.
An election will be held in the city of Newnan
on Saturday. April 17. 1909, to determine the ques
tion of issuing bonds by said city “for the purpose
of improving and enlarging the Public Schools of
said city, the amount of said bonds to be Sixteen
Thousand Dollars.” Those voters in favor of is
suing bonds for said purpose shall have printed
upon their ballots “For Bonds,” and those oppos
ing tho issuing of bonds shall have printed upon
their ballots “Against Bonds.” All citizens qual
ified t©» vote for Mayor and Aldermen, and who
may be. legally registered, will ho entitled to vote
in said bond election. The polls will be opened at
the count-house at 7 a. m and close at 7 p. m.
E. D. FOUSE, City Clerk.
Newnan. Ga., April 8, 1909.
GEORGIA-Coweta County :
By virtue of an order from the Court of Ordina
ry of Coweta county will bo sold at public outcry,
on the first Tuesday in May. 1909, at the court
house door in said county, between the legal hours
of sale, tho following described property, to-wit:
A lot of two acres in the town of Turin, Ga..
with a dwelling thereon, anil known ns the Davis
place, said lot described as follows: Bounded on
the east by a 20-foot street known as Jones street,
which street separates the said Davis place from
the lot of Houston II. Holloway; beginning at a
corner whore laid street strikes the right-of-way
of the Centra! railroad, and running back from
railroad along said Jones street in a northeasterly
direction a distance of three chains, thence north-
west on a line parallel with railroad a distance of I
six and two-thirds chains, thence southwest a '
distance of three chains to the railroad, thence
mtluast along lino of railroad six and two-thirds
taking a rectangle, and
e same being the lot con
Moses to Thos. M. Jonei
chains to original conic
containing two acres-
veyod by Mrs. Mary
on Oct. 13. 1S91.
SoM as the property of Ike Hill, late of said j
county, deceased. Terms of sale cash. This;
April 6, 1909, T. F. RAWLS. Administrator.
GEORGIA— Fulton County:
By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary
of said county, granted at the April term, 1909,
will be sold before the court-house door in New
nan. Coweta county, on the first Tuesday in May
next, within the legal hours of sale, (between 1
and 3 V M..I the following property of the estate
of James T. Sullivan. d» ceased, to-wit:
All that tract or parcel of land situate, lying
and being in the city of Newnan, county of Cow
eta. and State of Georgia, known and described as
follows: Beginning at the corner of Edward
Moneghan’s lot, on the northwest corner of said
lot, running east a’oig the street between the lot
of saiii Moneghan and Geo. \V. Ramey 160 feet,
thence south 160 feet, thence west 160feet, thence
north 160 feet to the beginning corner- said lot
b« ing bounded as follows: On north and front by
saitl street between Moneghan and Ranu >. on
east by lot owned by Mrs. Anna Alexander, on
south and west by the lor of suit! Edward Mon
eghan said described lot containing one-half
acre, more or less, and situated on the east side!
of s iid city of Newnan. as aforsaid.
Also, all that tract or parcel of land situate, ly
ing and being in the city of Newnan, county of j
Coweta, ami State «f Georgia, known and de
scribe.! as follows: Beginning at a stake on the
northwest corner of said lot. run east along the I
street running between the lot of said Moneghan
and Geo. \Y Ramey So feet, thence south 136 feet,
thence west SO feet, thence north 136 feet to the
beginning corner- said lot being bounded as fo!-
l-.ws: On north and front by said street between
Moneghan and Ramey, on east by lot owned by
Mrs. Anna Alexander, on south and west by lot of
said Edward Moneghan—said described lot con
taining one-quarter of an acre, more or less, and
situated on the oast side of said city of Newnan.
Also, all that tract or parcel of land situate, ly
ing and being in the town of Newnan, county of
Coweta, containing 130 foot on each side, making
a square piece of land—said land bounded as fol
lows: On north by Thomas Corcoran and Anna
Alexander, .said north line running east and
west 135 feet, on east by Lee, (said east line run
ning north and south 1'5 feet.) on south by Sim-
ril and Heard, (said south line running east and
west 13o feet,) and on west by Moneghan. (.said
west line running north and south 135 feet.)
SoM as the property of the estate of James T.
Sulli an, deceased, for the purpose of distribu
tion among the heirs of said deceased. This April
7. IK 9. A. L. DE1HL. Administrator.
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