Herald and fldwrii«r.
NEWNAN, FRIDAY, J DRY 23
Official Organ of Coweta County.
Jab. E. Brows.
7 A RIFF DISCUSSION NKAIUNG
After weary week* of waiting, dur
ing which time every orator in Con
gress has had opportunity to tell what
he did or did not not know atjout the
tariff, the indications are that a vote on
the tariff bill will be reached during
the next few days, and that the special
session which was called in March to
consider this question will come to a
close by the end of another week.
The differences between the House
and Senate, growing out of material
increases made by the Senate in many
of the schedules contained in the House
bill, have been submitted to a con
ference committee, and efforts are
now being made to adjust these
differences. As a matter of course
President Taft is much interested in
the outcome of the conference, and
is said to be using his influence to
bring the warring tariff factions to
gether on some sort of compromise tnat
will save his administration from ridi
cule. He is said to be keenly sensitive
to the criticisms aimed at Congress
since the tariff discussion began, be
cause the Republicans in both Houses
are so widely apart on many of the
more important schedules it has been
obvious for some time that there is no
prospect of reaching an agreement that
will satisfy the people. In view of
his oft-repeated and apparently sincere
declaration in favor of u “revision of
the tariff downward.” made during his
campaign last summer, President Taft’s
perturbation and embarrassment over
the refusal of Congress to redeem the
pledges which he made on behalf of his
party must be painful, to say the least
of it. Instead of “revising the tariff
downward,” it is already evident that
the new schedules will be higher than
the rates under the Dingley law, and
just how the Taft administration ex
pects to square itself with the people
is a question that will likely cause the
President many unquiet moments. .
Chairman McLendon's admission,
made to the joint investigating com
mittee Monday, that he got a profit out
of the Athens street railway bond deal
was a distinct shock to the friends who
have been standing by him in his pres
ent troubles, and who, prior to his con-
fession.Jwere quick to resent the impu
tation that he profited by that transac
tion. His plea that the statute pre
scribing the qualifications of a Railroad
Commissioner specifically exempted
atwet railway securities as inhibited
investments for members of the Com
mission, is a lame excuse for a mani
festly improper action, and one calcu
lated to shake the confidence of those
who have been championing his cause.
We have not believed at any time that
Chairman McLendon's failure to agree
wiUi Gov. Smith on the port rate ques
tion was sufficient cause for his remov
al from office, and have said so but
the bond transaction, and McLendon’s
speculative interest in that unfortunate
deal, is another and a more serious
Meanwhile, as a diversion from the
monotony of the McLendon investiga
tion, the Legislature might start an
inquiry as to the legality of Hooper
Alexander’s employment by Gov.
Smith as a special attorney for the
State while holding office as a member
of the General Assembly, and, if such
employment is found to be without
authority of law, require the special
attorney to return to the Treasury the
several fat fees received for his al
there he a clean shucking all
around while we are at it.
An additional appropriation of $22.-
XII.25 has been asked of the General
Assembly for the maintenance of the
State Sanatarium the coming year,
making the total appropriation for the
support of this institution <446,753.25.
This seems a large sum. yet it was
shown the other day, in statements
submitted by the officials of the insti
tution, that the cost of maintenance is
only 36 cents a day for each patient.
There are thirty-throe hundred patients
in the institution.
If a bill which passed the Senate on
Tuesday shouldliave the same smooth
sailing in the House, it will not lx-
possible in the futnh; for a Governor
to suspend any State House official
who gets his office by election. The
bill is designed to cover such cases as
the dismissal of Railroad Commisioners
Brown and McLendon, by curbing the
power of the executive so effectually
as to prevent a repetition of these high
handed acts in the future.
Columbus Ledger: “Ex-Gov. Smith
has issued a lengthy statement telling
why he employed Hon. Hooper Alex
ander to serve the State, and what
manner of service was rendered. He
fails, however, to answer the only
charge made by Mr. McLendon, viz:
that such employment was contrary to
the law of the State."
Representative Moss, of Cobb coun
ty. has introduced a measure to place
coca-cola on the drug list. The bill is
stringent in its provisions, requiring
that the beverage be classed as a pois
on. and sold as such. Mr. Moss has put
this nasty slumgullion in the prop
er classification. if only the Legislature
will have the courage to pass the bill.
Daughter of the Confederacy Diet.
Colorado Springs. Colo., July 19.—The
body of Mrs. J. Addison Hayes of Colo
rado Springs, daughter of the late Jef
ferson Davis, who died at her home
here last night, was cremated at the
Riverside crematory, Denver, this after
noon. The cremation was private and
an effort was made to keep it a secret.
Mrs. Hayes. 54 years old, was the
■ wife of J. Addison Hayes, president of
the First National Hank of Colorado
Friends throughout the country had
j gained the impression that Mrs. Hayes
differed from cancer, but the cause of
her death was announced by attending
I physicians as a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Haves, the last of the family
j of the only President of the Confederacy,
I after the death of her sister. Miss Win
nie Davis, at Richmond. Ya., made a
i trip through the South a few years ago.
when she was made the “Daughter of
the Confederacy” in her sister’s stead.
Her mother, widow of the Southern
President, died in New York about two
Mrs. Haves is survived by tw.> sons,
Jefferson Haves Davis, and William
Hayes, and two daughters, Lucy Haves
and Mrs. Virginia Webb, wife of Dr.
Gerald B. Webb of Colorado Springs.
Jefferson Hayes Davis bears the name
of his grandfather through a special act
of the Legislature.
Mrs. Haves, who was bom in Wash
ington during the lime her father was
Secretary of War, resided for some
years with her family in Mississippi,
but, following her marriage, had lived
for a number of years in Colorado. For
this reason she was not brought into as
close relationship with the Confederate
organizations as was her sister, Miss
Winnie Davis, who, upon her frequent
attendance on Confederate reunions,
was given affectionate ovations by the
old veterans. Mrs. Hayes, however,
took a keen interest in the doings of
the Confederate bodies, and kept in
constant touch with them.
Colorado Springs, Colo., July 20.—
Preparations for paying the last rites
of respect to Mrs. Margaret Howell
Jefferson Davis-Hayes, the “Daughter
of the Confederacy,” whose funeral
will be held here to-morrow morning at
11 o’clock, is the absorbing topic in
Pike’s Peak region to-day.
Mrs. Hayes had a warm place in the
hearts of the residents of this section
and its visitors. Her spacious home
was famous for its hospitality, both for
town folk and those coming here, and
her quiet charity made her beloved by
Definite details in regard to the funeral
arrangements have not been made, ex
cept that the services will be held at
the residence to-morrow at 11 a. m. and
will be private, owing to the lack of ac
commodations for the crowds that other
wise would attend.
Following the service the ashes, which
have been placed in a casket of usual
size, will be taken to Evergreen cem
etery here, where they will remain in
the public receiving vault until fall.
They will then be taken to Richmond,
Va., for burial.
The casket is of simple design, cover
ed with the usual black broadcloth, and
bears the inscription:
“Margaret Howell Jefferson Davis-
Hayes. Died July IS, 1909.”
Road-building Engineers Needed in
"Until the eountiesof Georgia employ
qualified roail engineers for the purpose
of highway construction much of the
large sums now being spent in the
maintenance of road-building convicts
will he largely wasted investments."
This is the opinion of R, D. Cole, jr.,
■>f the R. D. Cole Manufacturing Co. of
Nownan, Ga., anil one of the most suc
cessful and wideawake business men
m Georgia. He made the remark upon
a recent visit to Atlanta, apropos of the
desirability of introducing a uniform
system in the improvement of Georgia's
"Speaking from my personal obser
vation." said Mr. Cole, "I am prepared
to believe that much of the good effect
of The Constitution's crusade for good
roads in Georgia will be sacrificed, un
less the various counties adopt business
methods in improving the highways
within their borders.
"No railroad, for instance, dreams of
constructing a right-of-way unless it
employs a first-class engineer. Yet in
a work of relative im|xirtance the coun
ties of Georgia seem to think they can
secure admirable results by employing
men with little practical experience in
road-building. The result is the use of
faulty methods, and largely the loss of
sums expended for labor, machinery
“Road-building has become a science.
No longer is it a haphazard, slipshod
process of throwing dirt together and
attacking grades and drains by a hit-or-
"The county commissioners of Geor
gia are a |»triotic set of men. but how-
can thev be expected to be intimately
familiar with a profession requiring
years of study for its mastery?
"1 regard it as indispensable that
counties procure competent road en-
I gineers men specially educated in that
I profession. One sucll export to a coun
ty could soon train a gang of laborers.
! and the roads un.ier his supervision would
I be built bv svstem. and for all time,
not bv piecemeal and as a compromise.
"Where one county could not afford
to pav the salary of such a professional
two or more could combine, letting him
divide his time between the several
counties and sui>ervising the work in
"1 remember that in Virginia recently
a community, against the protest of its
more conservative element, employed a
young man who had graduated from the
road engineering department of the
University of Wisconsin. In three
months he so revolutionized the sys
tem of road construction that there
was no difficulty in securing an appropri
ation to make his position permanent.
To-day that county is working on one
of the most p-rfect systems of public
roads in the Southern States.
“It would he an excellent plan, in
view of fact that the era of good roads
is merely in its meipiency in Georgia,
for our colleges to add this branch to
"If we are going to spend huge sums
of money in road improvement we might
as well employ business methods in pro
cesses and e’xnenditures. Otherwise,
we will ultimately have little to show
for our investment."
Atlanta and West Point Railroad
As soon as a conference can be had
with President and General Manager
C. A. Wickersham. of the Atlanta and
West Point railroad, who is expected in
this city next week, President J. F.
Heard will call a special meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce to take action
on the propose 1 entry of the road, over
the line of the Macon and Birmingham
railway, into Macon.
Since the appearance of the storv in
The Telegragh to the effect that the At
lanta and West Point was seeking a
new line to the sea. and had under con
sideration a pr (position to purchase the
Macon and Birmingham, now in the
hands of a receiver, and the establish
ment of a connecting link from thepres-
ent terminus at Sofkee to this city,
railroad and business men generally of
this section have been greatly interest
ed in the outcome of the matter.
The Chamber of Commerce has asked
Mr. Wickersham to come to Macon so a
definite understanding may be reached
with him. It is now understood that
the Atlanta and West Point will agree
to take over the Macon and Birming
ham and build the connecting link if
given suitable terminal and right-of-
wav privileges and grants by the city
of Macon. The terminal would be lo
cated below Seventh street, in what is
known as the city or lower reserve.
In view of various railroad affiliations in
the State, the purchase of the Macon and
Birmingham by the Atlanta and West
Point is looked upon as decidedly ad
vantageous, especially to Macon.
It is well-known that the Atlantic
Coast Line, which enters Macon, owns
the Louisville and Nashville road.
The Louisville and Nashville road and
the Atlantic Coast Line are lessees of
the Georgia road, which runs a line
from Augusta to Macon, as well as from
Augusta to Atlanta.
The Georgia road owns the controll
ing interest in the Atlanta and West
Point road, the purchasing road in ques
tion, and a half-interest in the West
ern of Alabama, which operates between
West Point, Ga., and Montgomery, Ala.,
where connection is made with the Louis-
vi 1 1 e and Nashville road operating into
The entry of the West Point into
Macon would not only give Macon a new
line to the Southwest through LaGrange
and Montgomery, and to the North and
West through Atlanta, but it would
give the Coast Line and the Louisville
and Nashville a valuable link, which
would doubtless haul a heavy traffic.
The Coast Line connects with the Geor-
f ia at Augusta. The Georgia has a
ranch touching Macon, so that the ac
quisition of the Macon and Birmingham
by the West Point would mean a new
continuous line across the State for the
railroads affiliated with the Coast Line-
Louisville and Nashville interests. By
arrangement with the Macon, Dublin
and Savannah, which connects with the
Sealioard at Vidalia, the West Point
on reaching Macon could get a line
from Atlanta to Savannah which would
be a valuable one for lreight, and which
railroad men declare could compete with
the Central of Georgia for passenger
Will McLendon Be Impeached?
Atlanta, Ga.. July 20. — It is not at all
unlikely that impeaehment proceedings
will he brought against the ChairmatL
of the Railroad Commission, S. G.
McLendon. This is the view that is
now being taken by the more conserva
tive members of the General Assembly,
in the light of his own admissions in
reference to the Athens street railway
bond transactions, and several members
of the House have expressed their read
iness to draw up an impeachment in
dictment when the matter gets before
The bond transactions have entirely
sidetracked the specifications contained
in the former Governor's suspension
message. Separate reports on the bond
charges will tie made to the two houses
by the investigating committee, and the
evidence in the two cases kept entirely
distinct. It is not thought now that
much time will be taken up with the
consideration of the suspension mes
Viewed in any light that can be thrown
on the matter, the bond charges have
proved a boomerang to the supporters
of the former Governor. His critics
are more pointed than ever in asking
why, when hints as to Mr. McLendon's
bond deals had been published prior to
Mr. Smith's going out of office, and
that such deals w< re under investigation
by the newspaper which is regarded as
his political organ, he entirely ignored
them in his message.
Mr. McLendon’s friends have not lost
confidence in his ability to vindicate
himself. They believe that he was en
tirely sincere in thinking he was doing
no wrong when he accepted the profits
accruing on the sale of tne Athens street
—It is said that the McLendon inves
tigating committee began its labors
with its mind already made up. This
reminds one of the Macon county lawyer
and the Justice of the Peace, when, after
beating the wind and raising the shin
gles off the roof for an hour arguing
nis case, the Justice broke in long
enough to say to the lawyer: "Oh, you
mavra'r, keroul. but I've done fiung
the ease agin’ you. "—Macon County
—The Atlanta Journal amuses itself
by ridiculing Gov. Brown's inaugural
address. The new Governor doubtless
hesitated to deal with too much that
sa-.ored of "refawn," and is supposed
to have argued that the proof of a public
servant is in what he does rather than
in what he promises to do. —Albany
Should a girl of the "dinging vine”
variety have grapes for trimmings on
Some men are homeless and some
haven’t sense enough to go home.
Governor Denied Right to Suspend a
Atlanta, Ga., July 20.—Without a
dissenting vote, the Senate to-day pass
ed by substitute the Irwin bill, taking
away from the Governor the right to
suspend members of the Railroad Com-
mission. The bill places Railroad Com
missioners on the same plane of inde
pendence with other elective officials of
the State. The vote was 29 to 0 in favor
of the substitute bill.
Senator Burwell. who has been class
ed as the Hoke Smith leader of the
Senate, but who is a fair-minded man
and seems to have seen a new light in
the evidence in the McLendon hearing
on the former Governor’s message, both
spoke and voted for the measure. He
said that it was not proper that any
elected official of the State, holding a
position of judicial character, should be
kept continually trembling in his place
by such a rod as the suspension power
h“Id in the hands of the Chief Execu
Senator Slater also made a strong
speech in behalf of the measure. He
declared that such a law should never
have been on the statute book. The
Railroad Commission might as well be
abolished altogether as to be kept sub
ject to the whim of an autocratic Gov
ernor, who might remove its members
for any old cause or for no cause at all
if they happened to disagree with him
politically. The people of Georgia want
ed an independent Commission, the Sen
ator said, and no Commissoner could be
independent under the present law with
out endangering his position, when such
a Governor as Hoke Smith occupied the
The original bill as introduced by
Senator Irwin provided for a change in
the mode of selecting Commissioners,
ami for their reduction to three. The
substitute reported by the committee
simply repeats the law giving the Gov
ernor the right of suspension and does
not go any further.
"Does the wind blow this way all the
time?” asked a stranger in Wichita the
other day, as he jammed his hat over
his ears and hung on to the rest of his
clothes to keep them from being blown
"Oh, no,” replied a native, “it blows
the other way a good deal of the time."
There i* more Catarrh in this section of the
country than all other diseases put together, and
until the last few years was supposed to be incur-
ble. For a great many years doctors pronounced
it u local disease and prescribed local remedies,
anil by constantly failing to cure with local treat
ment. pronounced it incurable. Science has proven
catarrh to be a constitutional disease and there
for* requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney dc Co.,
Toledo. Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the
market. It is taken internally in doses from 10
drops to a teaspoon ful. It act* directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They
olftr one hundred dollars for any case it fails to
cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Ad
dress F. J. CHBNEY & Co.. Toledo. O.
’'old by Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
JOHN R. OATES DRUG CO.,
Successor to Huffaker Drug Co.
If You Want To See
a really beautiful
magazine, ask tor
THE AUGUST EVERYBODY’S
SiMcial display at RH(w Drug Co.. Holt &
Cates Co.. Lee Bros, and the Hood House.
DISPLAYS AND EX-
The Fourth District A. & M.
School Fair Association desire ail
persons who contemplate making
exhibits at the Fair to he held at
the A. & M. School on Oct. 5, 6,
7 and 8 to communicate the fact
to the Secretary. Exhibits of all
kinds of Vegetables. Fruits, Feed-
stuffs, Animals, Minerals, etc.,
For premium list and further
B. B. THOMASSON,
CARROLLTON, - - - GA.
By JOS. M. BROWN. Governor of said State.
Whereas. Official information has been re
ceived at this Department that Anthony Tench,
indicted by the grand jury of Coweta county for
the murder of Jim Whatley in *ai«i county on the
14th day of November. 1J*>. and escaped, and ia
now a fugitive from justice.
I have thought proper, therefore, to issue this
my proclamation, hereby offering a reward of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for the apprehension and delivery of said Anthony
Tench, with evidence sufficient to convict, to the
Sheriff of Coweta county and State.
And I do. moreover, charge and require all offi
cers in this State. Civil and Military, to be vigi
lant in endeavoring to apprehend the said Antho
ny Tench, in order that he may be brought to trial
for the offense with which be stands charged.
Given under my hand and anal of the State, this
the 15th day of July. 1909.
JOSEPH M. BROWN. Governor.
By the Governor:
PHILIP COOK. Secretary of Stata.
Kirby Bohannon Hardware Co.
The best Window and
Door Screens, with
Hammocks at actual
Fresh Turnip Seed
Tin Cans for canning
tomatoes and all
kinds of fruit.
Mason and “Light
ning” Fruit Jars
for all fruits.
Jelly Glasses in two
Kirby Bohannon Hardware Co.
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There Are Many Good
In this store. The familiar staples in Fancy
Groceries are all here and they are the very best
money can buy.
Our fancy goods cover everything to satisfy
the most exacting taste.
Vegetables of all kinds
Olives and Pickles, (plain and mixed.)
Preserves, Jellies, Fruits and n host of other
We take careful note of all orders, and de
Fresh Bread and Cakes every day from cur
CHAS. P. COLE
R. F. HERRING
G. EDWIN PARKS
HERRING & PARKS
INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, STOCKS AND BONOS.
We have this week the following:
One desirable home, close in, to trade for farm.
One nice house and lot on Greenville street; lot 100x370; close in.
Four desirable homes on Greenville street.
A email farm about 60 acres edge of Newnan. A bargain.
Two nice homes on Temple avenue, at a bargain.
One nice home on LaGrange street.
One nice home on corner of Fourth and Second avenues.
One nice home on Second avenue.
One nice home on First avenue, at a bargain.
We have a nice home on Second avenue; easy terms.
We also have several other homes not advertised.
Several nice rooms on Greenville street.
Four nice unfurnished rooms on Spring street.
One nice home on LaGrange street, eight rooms, close in.
Now is the time to buy a farm. Land in Coweta county is advancing every day. We have
some desirable farms, in lot* ranging from 5" to 1,000 acres. Easy terms.
Buy tornado insurance and be protected. We can write you for the sum of 25c. per $100.
For gin insurance see us:—we can save you money.
OUR MOTTO: ' PROMPTNESS.'
OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
CENTRAL OF GEORGIA RAILWAY CO.
Grifln 11:10 a.m. 7:17 P.M.
Chattanooga l :40 p. w.
Cedartown. ex. gun. 6:39 a. M.
Cadartiwn, Son .only 7 37 a. M,
Colombo* .941A.M. 6:38 P. M.
Grtfin 1:40 P.M.
Grifin, ex. Sunday 6:39 a. M.
GrURn. Sunday only 7:27 a. *.
Chattanooga liaOa. m.
1 (Mkrtom 7:1. P. M.
1 Colombo* 7:49a.m. n.lBr.w