Digital Library of Georgia Logo

Newnan herald & advertiser. (Newnan, Ga.) 1909-1915, June 25, 1909, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page.

ficiclu and fldcertiser. NEWNAN, F RIDAY, J U N E 25. LA HO I * 1 GI'.M’ ANT IN » «H HI H CON i i> cor NTH V UIH« | l. \ TION OKKHHION A 1. PIN 1 I'.H 1 . Official Or^an of Coweta County. Jah. 10. Hrown, Til OH. S. 1’AHKOTT, BROWN & PARROTT. Editors ANJi PlJHMHIIKKH. 'HIE GENERAL ASSEMliLY. Thd General Assembly met Wednes day and organized by elect inp officers as follows: 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 penitentiary system. 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 $2,000 per annum. 4. The passage of a Constitutional amendment exempting from taxation all farm products for a period of twelve months from the time they are gath ered. No other recommendations of impor tance are made, hut the Governor de votes considerable space to a review of his administration, and congratulates the people upon the good results achieved in securing certain reforms, etc. Special complimentary reference to Gen. C. A. Evans, of the Prison Commission, anil to Commissioners Geo. 11 i 1 Iyer and Murphy Candler, of the Railroad Commission, leaves room for the invidious inference that these worthy oflicials alone have been loyal to the administration, and that their colleagues in those departments have been found wanting when the execu tive pleasure has indicated that certain things should be done, etc. These are the only ungracious allusions in the message, and, coming from any other Governor than Mr. Smith, would prob ably cause surprise. While Gov. Smith has been unable to redeem all the pledges made to the people in his first campaign, his record lias, upon the whole, been fairly con sistent with his platform pledges, and he is entitled to credit for trying at least to do all that he promised. Wheth er some of the "reforms” advocated so strenuously by Gov. Smith were really demanded by existing conditions, or by the masses of the people, is another and quite a different question. Gov. Smith will go out of office to morrow at noon, and at the same hour Governor-elect Brown will be inaugura ted. ___________ HUV. SMITH'S I’AimoN REl'ORH. Gov. Smith has pardoned 41$ 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 victs. ” 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. Smit h. 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 sal. 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 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. Atlanta Constitution. 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 important questions; 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 Notes. 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 bouquets!” 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. New Advertisements. 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., 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 1916. These bonds are not redeemable before maturi ty. 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. EVERYBODY’S— the big, strong Mag azine for red-blooded men and women. JULY OUT TO-DAY West Point Route Annual Excursion - - - To - - - ATLANTA AND RUTl’UN 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. Atlanta, Ga. GREA T CLOTH ING AND OX FORD SALE AT COST 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 Wednesday. 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 for $19.73. H. C. GLOVER CO.