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'HIE GENERAL ASSEMliLY.
Thd General Assembly met Wednes
day and organized by elect inp officers
Senate John M. Slaton, of Fulton,
President; Julian li. McCurry, of Hart,
I’ri sident pro tem. ; Fha- S. Northen,
of Fulton, Secretary; I .1. Stephens,
of Coweta, Doorkeeper; Flynn Har
gett, of Harris, Messenger.
House John N. Holder, of Jackson,
Speaker; It. N. Hardeman, of Jeffer
son, Speaker pro tem. ; John T. Boifeu-
illct, of Itibh, Clerk . W. T. Morris, of
Talbot, Doorkeeper; D. D. Paulk, of
Hen Hill, Messenger.
Gov. Smith’s valedictory message to
I la (leneral Assembly is quite a lengthy
do< ument, and covers many subjects.
Among the more important recommen
dations contained in the message are
I The abolition of the Prison Com
mission and the creation ol a board of
control to be composed of the Gover
nor, the Attorney-General and the
Commissioner of Agriculture, who
shall in turn employ a supervisor of
convicts and roads, the last-named ofli-
cial to have entire supervision of the
2. The sale of the present executive
mansion and the purchase or erection
ol a more suitable building in the res
idential section of Atlanta.
3. The appointment of an assistant
to the Attorney-General, at a salary
nf $2,000 per annum.
4. The passage of a Constitutional
amendment exempting from taxation
all farm products for a period of twelve
months from the time they are gath
No other recommendations of impor
tance are made, hut the Governor de
votes considerable space to a review of
his administration, and congratulates
the people upon the good results
achieved in securing certain reforms,
etc. Special complimentary reference
to Gen. C. A. Evans, of the Prison
Commission, anil to Commissioners
Geo. 11 i 1 Iyer and Murphy Candler, of
the Railroad Commission, leaves room
for the invidious inference that these
worthy oflicials alone have been loyal
to the administration, and that their
colleagues in those departments have
been found wanting when the execu
tive pleasure has indicated that certain
things should be done, etc. These are
the only ungracious allusions in the
message, and, coming from any other
Governor than Mr. Smith, would prob
ably cause surprise.
While Gov. Smith has been unable
to redeem all the pledges made to the
people in his first campaign, his record
lias, upon the whole, been fairly con
sistent with his platform pledges, and
he is entitled to credit for trying at
least to do all that he promised. Wheth
er some of the "reforms” advocated so
strenuously by Gov. Smith were really
demanded by existing conditions, or by
the masses of the people, is another
and quite a different question.
Gov. Smith will go out of office to
morrow at noon, and at the same hour
Governor-elect Brown will be inaugura
HUV. SMITH'S I’AimoN REl'ORH.
Gov. Smith has pardoned 41$ con
victs out of the penitentiary, $40 par
dons having been granted since Febru
ary of last year. About 100 of these
were granted over the objections of
the Pardon Board. Speaking on this
subject in his message to the General
Assembly the Governor says:
"1 am convinced that clemency ex
tended by the executive to long term
convicts who, after serving portions of
their terms, have had good records,
will prove most helpful. The policy
of waiting for applications for clemen
cy is a mistake. Frequently those most
deserving of i leniency are without
friends and without money, and we
should see to it that they are not for
gotten. 1 regret that 1 have not had
facilities for the examination of the
rases of more convicts. If Gen. Evans
had been free to give his entire time
to this work, with my confidence in his
lofty character, his kindness and firm
ness, 1 feel sure 1 could have obtained
the facts upon which I would have dis
charged a number of additional con
The Governor's confidence in Gen.
Evans’ kindness of heart has not been
misplaced, we feel assured, but to thus
single him out for special laudation im
plies that neither Commissioner Jos.
S. Turner nor Commissioner Wiley
Williams could he relied upon to fur
nish the necessary “facts” in cases
where clemency was asked. If this is
a correct interpretation of the Gover
nor’s meaning, it is a reflection upon
the integrity of Commissioner Evans’
colleagues on the Pardon Board as un
just as it is undeserved. Commission
ers Turner and Williams may not have
been in accord^with Gov. Smith at all
times and upon all questions, but they
tre honorable, upright men, and quite
sscapableof supplying "facts” regard
ing the conduct of their office as is
Commissioner Evans good as he is.
Railroad Commissioner S. G. McLendon
Suspended by Gov. Smith.
Atlanta. June 2). —S. G. McLendon,
chairman of the Railroad Commission of
Georgia, was suspended to-day by Gov.
At 2 o’clock the order effecting the
suspension was signed by the Governor.
The reasons for the suspension are that
though Mr. McLendon was elected to
the Commission upon one platform, he
is pursuing the policy of another plat
form, and that his official acts have taken
a turn detrimental to the best interests
of the people of Georgia. Gov. Smith
stated, as the order was being drawn
up, that he would make no appointment
of a successor to Mr. McLendon, leaving
that, matter to the Legislature, which
must take the necessary action upon
the suspension to make it a final dismis
Death of Dr. R. D. Haymore.
Those who attended the revival ser
vices at the Central Baptist church a
few weeks ago and enjoyed the earnest
and eloquent sermons of Dr. R. D. Hay-
more, of Mt. Airy, N. C., who had
been called to Newnan to assist the
pastor in',the meeting, will be greatly
shocked to hear of his death, which oc
curred suddenly at Laurel Springs, N.
C., on the evening of the fith inst. The
following account of the death of this
good man is taken from the Mt. Airy,
N. C., News of the 10t.h inst.
"Dr. R. D. Haymore died at Laurel
Springs Sunday evening, June (3, at the
home of State Senator R. L. Doughton.
His remains were brought to his home
in this city Monday night. The funeral
was conducted at his residence Tues
day at 3 p. m. by Dr. H. A. Brawn, of
Winston-Salem, N. C.. and the remains
were interred in Oakdale cemetery.
Some weeks ago Dr. Haymore made an
engagement to hold a series of meet
ings at Laurel Springs, and started to
till the appointment, but was compelled
to return home after going 30 miles on
the way, because of high water. Last
Friday he and his wife started again
and spent the night at Lowgap. Satur
day they drove about 30 miles over a
very rough country, and spent the
night at Whitehead. Sunday morning
they drove 9 miles to the church where
thu meeting was to be held. Dr. Hay-
more wpnt into the pulpit and had com
mented the services, when he became
affected with a smothering sensation
and retired from the church to his bug
gy, thinking he would be better in a
short time. He was carried to the
home of Senator Doughton and there
received medical attention. During the
evening he rested well and was cheer
ful. No one, except the doctor, seemed
to realize his serious condition. The
doctor said he had a bad heart and
might die at any minute. Just as the
sun went down a visiting minister
called to see him and he raised up in
bed and talked a short time. As he lay
down the heart action stopped, and he
died without a pain or struggle. The
remains were carried to Wilkesboro
and thence by train to this city. A
large number of his neighbors went to
Rural Hall on the 1 :30 train Monday
snd returned to this place with the re
mains and the heartbroken wife. Tues-
Jay a large number of friends visited
the residence and looked upon his face
for the last time.
"Dr. Haymore was about l>9 years of
age at the time of his death, and for
fifty years he had been a preacher of
the gospel. He was born and reared
near this city, and before he had hard
ly reached mature manhood he thought
it his duty to preach. From that time
to the day of his death his o.ie work
and thought was to proclaim the truth.
When the Civil War broke out he was
elected chaplain of a regiment and
bravely stood by his men through all
the years of that struggle. After the
war he settled in Henry county, Va.,
where he married Miss Charlotte A.
Reid, daughter of Dr. Robt. A. Reid,
a lady who proved a true helpmate
through all the years of his life. To
them were born four children, three of
whom survive Dr. German P. Hay
more, professor in the medical depart
ment of the University of Chattanooga,
and Messrs. N. C. and Nathan R. Hay
more. business men of that city. It
was as a pulpit orator that Dr. Hay
more was prominent. In all the coun
try there were few men who were his
equal as a speaker, and none his supe-1
rior. He seemed naturally gifted in the
use of language, and it was no trouble
for him to sway his audience and hold
their closest attention at all times. He
was not only an orator, but a close stu
dent and a man of wide learning and
sound judgment. ” f
The Dismissal of Chairman McLendon.
The dismissal by Gov. Smith from the
Railroad Commission of Chairman S. G.
McLendon, appointed by Gov. Smith to
fill the shoes of the dismissed Commis
sioner, Jos. M. Brown, who is soon to
follow Gov. Smith in office, adds striking
e dor to the most picturesque situation
which Georgia politics has ever present
ed. It will mean the necessary deter
mination of two very interesting and
In the first place, coming as it does
at a time when there is no way to evade
legislative review, as was done in the
other case, it will mean the early deter
mination by the General Assembly, now
in session, of the extent of the right of
the executive to dismiss from office any
official of the State, Railroad Commis
sioner or otherwise, who does not hap
pen to agree with him as to matters of
official or public policy.
Then, again, the question of the sum
mary dismissal of Railroad Commission
er, now Governor-elect, Jos. M. Brown
is at last to be tried, in effect, by the
authority provided by law —though that
case has been passed upon by the high
est of all State authorities—the people.
By mutual agreement of both sides,
the Brown case was dropped by the
General Assembly following his election
as Governor, but the firing of Chairman
McLendon will bring to the front the
question as to the right of the Governor
to take the summary action that was
taken in the Brown case.
It is deeply to be deplored that the
swan-song of reform should be perform
ed amid such distressing surroundings —
with the high priests of the Sanhedrim,
the forerunners and prophets of things
that were to be, but were not, closed
in a political death grapple, while the
| State awaits more in amusement than
alarm the isbu u of it.
Contemplating the series of events
following those interesting days, and
after the frank confession of the bunco
game played in the name of "reform,”
it really seems that the advice to —
"Let well enough alone!”
Was not so bad, after all!
Senoia Enterprise-Gazette, 24th inst.
Miss Ada Jenkins, of Rome, and Miss
Mary Jones, of Turin, are the attractive
guests of Mrs. Lee Hand this week.
Miss Lila Finley and Master Geo.
Ware, who are at the Pasteur Institute
for treatment for a mad dog bite, are
getting along very nicely.
Several dogs were killed in town last
night. We are glad to see the good
work going on and hope it will continue
until all the worthless dogs that roam
our streets are killed.
Mrs. Emma John North, nee Mitchell,
departed this life at her home in this
city June 19. She was the wife of
Samuel A. North, and mother of nine
children. Of these a boy and girl died
in infancy. Seven children, four girls
and three boys, mourn the loss of this
noble Christian mother.
Mr. Tillman Fuller, who was well-
known to a large number of our people,
died at the home of Mr. .J. D. Williams,
near Zetella, last Saturday morning,
and the remains were brought to Senoia
Sunday afternoon for burial. The fune
ral service was conducted at the Metho- j
dist church by Rev. E. W. Jones. He
was 80 years of age and leaves three
daughters—Mrs. Andrew Baggarly, of
Barnesville; Mrs. J. D. Williams, of Ze
tella; Mrs. J. W. Speer, of Oak Grove.
The florist has not much use for those
people who are always saying, "No
Deafness Cannot be Cured.
By local applications, as they cannot reach the dis
eased portions of the ear. There is only one way
to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lininpr of the Eustadhian Tube.
When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling
sound or imperfect hearing:, and when it is entire
ly closed. Deafness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can bo taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing: will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of tenure caused
by Catarrh, which is nothing? hut an inflamed con
dition of the mucous surfaces.
We will tfive One Hundred Dollars for any case
nf Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars,
free. F. J. CHENEY & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.
Notice of Discharge in Bankruptcy.
In the District Court of the United States for the
Northern District of Georgia.
No. 2382, in Bankruptcy.
In ro Rufus A. Reese, doing? business as Newnan
Furniture Company, Bankrupt:
A petition for discharge having been filed in
conformity with law by the above-named bank
rupt. and the Court having duly ordered that the
hearing upon said petition be had on July
3, l‘.K)9, at 1) o’clock A. M.. at the United States
District Court-room, in the city of Atlanta, Ga..
notice is hereby given to all creditors and other
persons in interest to appear at the - time and
place named and show cause, if any they have,
why tin* prayer of the bankrupt for discharge
should not be granted. This 16th day of June,
1909. W. C. CARTER. Clerk.
By F. E. Brf.rs, Deputy Clerk.
Bond Sale-July 15,1909
School Improvement 5 Per Cent. Bonds of
the City of Newnan, Georgia.
These bonds will be in denominations of $1,000
each, dated July 1, 1909, interest payable in Janu
ary and July of each year, and mature as follows:
$2,000 in 1912, and $2,000 biennially thereafter un
til the issue is paid, making the last bond due in
These bonds are not redeemable before maturi
The bonded indebtedness of the City of New
nan is $121,000, including this issue.
The taxable values in 1908 were $3,030,000;—esti-*
mated real value, $6,000,000.
The city owns all of its public utilities, and a
conservative estimate of the value of the city’s
property is $165,000.
Population, (estimated) 6,000,
Interest payable at City Treasurer’s ofliee. or at
Fourth National Bank, New York.
Certified check for $200 must accompany all
bids. E. D. FOUSE, Clerk.
the big, strong Mag
azine for red-blooded
men and women.
JULY OUT TO-DAY
West Point Route
- - - To - - -
Monday, July 5.
July 4th coming on Sunday, the
usual celebration will be on Mon
day, the 5th.
Watch out for announcement
of rates and schedule, which will
be made within a few days.
J. A. BILLUPS, G. P. A.
GREA T CLOTH
ING AND OX
FIFTEEN DAYS ONLY
June 28 to July 12
We will begin our Annual Sale of all
Clothing, Odd Pants, Oxfords and Slippers
on June 28, and continue for fifteen days,
at WHOLESALE COST. Guess you won
der why we offer a well-selected, high-class
line of merchandise at cost so early in the
season. We have a good reason, and here
it is: We have gone through our clothing
and shoe departments and find that we are
somewhat overstocked. We need the room
for fall goods, which we will be getting in a
short time—and, too, we believe in selling
all goods in their season. This being true,
we have determined to begin a special clear
ance sale and sell all Clothing, Oxfords and
Slippers at ACTUAL COST. This will be
a grand feast of bargains for thousands of
people, and we urge upon each and every one to come,
and come early, and share in the great feast we will have
for you. The line of goods we offer in this sale will be
strictly high-class merchandise—goods that anyone
would be proud of, even at regular prices. All goods
bought at cost will be STRICTLY CASH. No goods
charged except at regular prices.
EXTRA SPECIAL VALUES FOR
Take a look at the beautiful display of Rugs in our show-win
dows, to be on special sale for three days only—Monday, Tuesday and
All Rugs worth and sold for $2.30, now $1.39.
All 36x72-inch Bigelow & Smith’s Axminster Rugs, worth and
sold for $4 and $4.30 regularly, now $3.39.
All $13 and $16.30 Rugs, 9x12, for $12.30.
All $22.30 to $30 Axminsters, Wilton Tapestries and velvet Rugs
H. C. GLOVER CO.