fieraiu ana Baveriiser.
HEW NAN, FRIDAY, OCT. 1.
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IN PoCKTII OOHOBBSIIIONAIj DIRTHICJT.
Official Organ of Coweta County.
jfaa. E. Drown, Thos. S. Parrott.
BROWN & PARROTT,
Editors and Pubmhhers.
When citizens of the county come
to settle their taxes with the Tax Col
lector they should not forget to regis
ter. The new law requires registration
before April 1, else the citizen and
lax payer will be barred from the
polls when the elections come oil' next
year. Registration bv proxy is no
longer permissible. The voter must
register in person, subscribing at the
same time to an oath that he has paid
nil taxes demanded of him, and that
there are no other disqualifying causes
that inhibit him from exercising the
right of franchise. When the Tax
Collector is making his final round
there is always a rush to pay taxes,
and ho is put to it to wait upon the
crowds that clamor about his office. In
these circumstances both the Tax Col
lector and the tax-payer are apt to
lose sight of the registration list, and
as many tax-payers living at remote
distances probably will not see the Tax
Collector again until the next tax-pay
ing period rolls around, it is quite evi
dent that a large number of voters will
be disqualified, all reasoning to the
contrary notwithstanding. It is an
abominable law, and should have been
repealed last summer; but it was not,
and citizens who value the privilege
vf voting should therefore keep it in
mind when they go to pay their taxes.
Discussing this law the Dawson News
sounds the following timely warning,
In October the Tax Collector will be
gin his annual rounds to the various
precincts, and every citizen of Terrell
county who is a qualified voter should
avail himself of this opportunity to
register, if he would vote in the elec
tions next year. Under the new regis
tration law it is necessary for a voter
to register six months prior to an elec
tion if he would exercise the right to
sast a ballot. In this county there are
several hundred who have not yet
placed their names on the registration
list, and unless they do this a sufficient
length of time before the next election
n^re white men than negroes will be
diiij’ianchised by legislation that was
under the brief regime of “re
form/" \t is the farmer and the bus
iness imm, who have something besides
politics to think about, who will he hit
by this law, and deprived of the right
suffrage. The town hum and politi-
at heeler is always alive to the situa
tion, Sfni mwiy be depended upon to reg
ister and be prepared to do “business”
when the time comes. There can be
cio change in the present law until
another session of the Legislature con
venes, and the most that can be done
is to try and guard against its unjust
'•and unwise requirements. The people
vnuflf,grin and bear it. It mav be true
,'twtf eelAA/wians with plans and schemes
ot' thefr own organized and encouraged
lift*.* clamor for the present law. Too
often the politicians do that, and the
people, not accustomed to look under
the surface or analyze too carefully,
fully believe they are leading the
movement. But, anyway, we have got
this law : the people certainly joined in
the demand for it, and they must “pay
the freight.” There will lie more and
more murmuring and discontent as
time goes on, because this registration
law hus features that are far from be
ing wise or wholesome. But the leav
en is working, and after awhile the
people will find the way to a remedy.
State Prison Hospital.
Among the visitors in the city Thurs
day was Dr. J. P. Atkinson, the physi
cian in charge of the State Prison hos
pital at Milledgeville, who was in Au-
ifusta for the purpose of making an
inspection of the tuberculosis hospital
erected by Judge Eve at the County
Farm. Dr. Atkinson is the son of the
inte ex-Governor W. Y. Atkinson, and
one of the leading members of the
medical profession of the State. His
visit to Augusta is a result of a former
visit of the Prison Commission when
they made an inspection of the new
hospital built under Judge Eve’s direc
tion and desired, before the Mil-
todgeville hospital be built, that thephy-
jician should visit Richmond county and
see the one located here. Thursday, ac-
sompanied by Judge Eve, the visiting
physician was driven out to the County
Farm, where he made a close examina
tion of the hospital and other buildings
located there. After visiting this part
of the county institution the physician
was taken by Judge Eve to all of the
other public institutions, all of which
:net with the visitor’s admiration. Dr.
Atkinson left Thursday evening for
Dr. Atkinson stated that he had al
ready drawn up plans for the erec
tion of a tuberculosis hospital, but the
Prison Commission had wished him to
ice the one in Richmond county before
awarding the contract. His was the
thief central hospital for the treatment
of chronic diseases among the 7,000
State convicts, and nearly every man
sent to the hospital is a very sick per
son. Wednesday there were 110 persons
on the sick list at the Milledgeville
Death of Judge Jos. S. Turner.
Eatonton, Ga., Sept. 30.—Judge
Joseph Sidney Turner, member of the
State Prison Commission, former legis
lator and ex-Judge of the County Court
of Putnam, died at his home here yes
terday afternoon at 3:26 o’clock. 'He
was a lawyer of note. J udge Turner
vas 48 years old and is survived by a
A"ife and five children. He was a son
-if Col. William Addison Turner, who
Sounded The Countryman, the newspa
per upon which Joel Chandler Harris
Vgan his career.
Elder Powell Replies to Committee.
Carrollton Free Pres*.
Will you allow mo space to reply to
a card by A. L. Williams, appearing in
a recent issue of your paper. This card
is in reply to one supposed to have
been written by me and appearing in
a previous issue of your paper. Mr.
Williams’ card does me an injustice-
first, for the reason that the card it is
in reply to was not intended for publi
cation and was published by mistake,
as the editors themselves will testify.
This card was written by me after
making two different attempts to meet
the church committee, and failing each
time. Even after I had written the
card, and before the final agreement
between myself and the church, I had
decided not to publish it, and threw it
into the waste basket. In some way
not, intended by the writer, and un
known to the editor, the card after
wards found its way to the press files,
and was published a week later—after
the agreement was reached between
my Hell' and the church committee.
Mr. Williams’ card does me an injus
tice in the second place, for the reason
that he says the church owed me $32
at the time of my resignation, and
that I claimed $60 on last year’s work.
At the time my resignation was to
take effect, (Aug. 15.) the church
would owe tne SOU and some cents for
the work of this year, and I had the
agreement in writing showing that the
church is responsible for $50 applying
to salary last year, makng $120 in all.
The card does me an injustice in the
third place, for it says I flatly refused
to allow the church to apply this mon
ey ($120) on my debts, but does not
give the reason. I refused because
they owed the money to me, and if
they had kept their contract with me I
would not have owed this money to
anyone else. Now, then, to withhold
my salary from me and apply the same
to my debts would lie saying to the
grocery man and the cashier of the
bank, “Our pastor cannot, or will not,
pay his debts; so we pay for him,”
thus reflecting on my honor and credit,
and treating me with contempt as a
reward for my services to the church.
The proper thing to have been done
was to pay the pastor the money due
him for his services and let him settle
his own accounts. However, for the
sake ot peace and harmony, I finally
accepted thicr proposition and allowed
them to apply my salary directly to the
The church is to blame in this con
troversy in another way. The State
Board stood ready to assist the church
to the amount of $100, provided proper
application was made. I have the as
surance of the hoard secretary, person
ally and in writing, to this effect; but
in spite of my urgent need, and of the
almost weekly reminder of this duty,
continuing through several months, the
church never made proper application
for this money. If they had made the
application and received the money it
would have made it easy for them to
have paid all they had promised; but
they did not do this, and their pastor
was the one to suffer through their
negligence. It is true the clerk of the
church told me that he did make the
application, but it evidently was not in
proper form nor properly indorsed by
the officers of the church, else the
money would have been paid by the
hoard. 1 have positive and irrefutable
proof to this effect.
The card further says that it was not
necessary for me to go hungry, as any
member of the church would have pro
vided a meal for me. Doubtless this is
true; but I have some pride about me,
and do not propose to go to any man’s
door and beg for a meal, especially
when the same people owe me enough
money to supply my needs, if they
would pay it. It is perhaps true, as
the card states, that “two of our mem
bers who are merchants” would have
granted credjt to me but credit was
not what was needed. The officers of
the church should have known my
need. One of them did know it, and it
was his duty to urge upon the members
the necessity of paying my salary, in
order that 1 might not suffer. As a
matter of fact, 1 did go hungry on one
occasion. At that time there was some
change in the treasury, which was giv
en me in time to provide for the next
My life in the city is before all. If
1 owe any man in Carrollton they will
be paid, for 1 have an income from
two other churches that will
take care of all other accounts, and
as the church at Carrollton has at
last settled with me—or, rather, made
arrangements to settle three of my ac
counts—all is well, and I am not in any
financial difficulty. I am sure they
could have done this sooner if they
would; also, it could have been done
without so much publicity and without
casting any reflections upon me or
themselves. 1 regret this, and nil that
has gone before, but felt that I must
justify myself before the people.
I have been successful in my evange
listic work this summer. God has
blessed my work, and at every point
except this 1 have had splendid success.
I have labored earnestly here, and feel
that the failure is not altogether my
fault. I appreciate the many letters
from business men and friends, re
ceived while away from home, express
ing confidence in me and the hope of
success in my work. Especially do I ap
preciate the kind words of J. H. Har
ris, Joe Creel, VV. W. West, and Mr.
Herrin, of the firm of Herrin &
West; also. Messrs. Kelly & Brown,
editors of this paper.
I shall continue to make Carrollton
my home for the year, and hope to re
tain and deserve the friendsnip of all
the people. My life before the people
of Carrollton has been clean and pure
and devoted to the service of Cod.
Should anyone care to inquire into the
past. Dr. A. R. Holderby. one of the
leading ministers of Atlanta, and Wm.
1’. Sharpe, a business man of Atlanta,
can tell some things. All my home ref
erences are on file in Dr. A. W. Cal
houn’s office, and he too will give me
his full indorsement; or I can give the
names of business men, and men prom
inent in religious work in Florida, who
will testify to my life and consecra
tion to the work of the Master in the
past, and their confidence in me now.
Yours very truly.
F. B. Powell.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our many friends
for their sympathy and kindness to us
during the illness and upon the death
of our little daughter, Sarah. May
God’s richest blessings rest upon each
and every one of them.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Pate.
Upon the theory that experience in
office qualifies a man for the better
discharge of his official duties, permit
us to suggest the desirability of retain
ing our worthy Mayor and the re
tiring Aldermen (Messrs. Swint, Mur-
phey, Goodrum and Askew,) for anoth
er term. These gentlemen have served
the city faithfully and honestly, and if
they will consent to serve again we do
not believe they will have any opposi
tion. This suggestion is made purely
in the interest of our city, and with
out prejudice against any citizen who
may feel inclined to contest either of
the offices named. Many Citizens.
Census Supervisor Moon Receives His
On Wednesday Col. E. T. Moon re
ceived his commission as census super
visor of the Fourth Congressional dis
trict, and took the oath of office Thurs
day morning before W. L. Cleaveland,
Clerk of the Superior Court. The ap-
poiiiiment will be confirmed by the
United States Senate at the next ses
Col. Moon’s active duties as supervi
sor will commence later on, as directed
by the Director of the Census. Just
what date this will be has not been set
tled yet. The actual work of enumera
tion will begin on April 15, 1910, and
close on May 15, 1910. The reason for
allowing only thirty days to gather the
census is to get the information before
people move, and changes are made in
business that would conflict in giving
a correct report.
In this district there will be between
150 and 200 enumerators appointed, be
sides the office force.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way
to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an inllamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian
Tube. When the tube is inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when
it is entirely closed, DeafneaB is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever; nine cases out often are
caused by Catarrh, which is nothing hut an in
flamed condition of the mucous surface.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars
free, F, J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall’s Family Piiis for constipation.
Real education consists in the teach
ing of a single subject: How to learn.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors.
All persona having demands against the estate
of A. C. Pease, late of Raid county, deceased,
are requested to predent same to the undersigned
properly attested; and all persons indebted to said
estate are urged to make immediate settlement.
Thia Sept. 30, 1909. Prs. fee $3.75.
H. H. NORTH, Executor.
Notice of Discharge in Bankruptcy.
In the District Court of the United States for the
Northern District of Georgia.
No. 2109, in Bankruptcy.
In re J. J. Walker, doing business as Newnan
Cash Grocery 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 October 30,
1909, at 10 o’clock a. m., at the United States
District Court-room, in the city of Atlnnlft, Ga.,
notice it* hereby given io all creditors and other
persons in interest to appear at the time and
place named and show cause, if any they have,
why the prayer of the bankrupt for discharge
should not l>e granted. This 30th day of Septem
ber. 1909. W. C. CARTER. Clerk.
By F. L. Bkkus. Deputy Clerk.
Splendid Second District
Farm For Sale.
Unless previously disposed of at private sale, I
will sell at public outcry on the first Tuesday in
November, 1909, before the court-house door in
Newnan, Ga., to the highest bidder, my planta
tion in the Second district of Coweta county,
known as the Melson place, and containing 500
acres. The farm is 1 well watered and timbered,
with 250 acres or more in cultivation, including
some fresh land recently cleared, and very pro
ductive. Good dwelling and three tenant houses.
Titles perfect. Terms to suit purchaser.
J. II. YOUNG.
R. F. D. 1, Moreland, Ga.
“HAVE WE A NAVY?”
Ambrose Bierce says we
think we have and gives our
bump of patriotism an awful
To console us, E. Alexander
Powell takes us to “The Land
of Lovely Ladies,” and shows
us the most beautiful women
in the world. It’s a mighty
You’ll find every page of the
well worth reading. Lookitover.
For sale by Holt & Cates Co., Lee Bros., and the
Petition for Leave to Sell for Reinvest
After four weeks’ notice, pursuant to section
2611' of the Civil Code of Georgia, a petition, of
which a true and correct copy is subjoined, will
be presented to the Hon. R. W. Freeman. Judge
of the Superior Court, at the court-house in said
county, on the 23d day of October. 1909-
T. F. RAWLS.
To the Hon. R. W. Freeman, .Judge of the Supe
rior Court of said county : The petition of T. F.
Rawls respectfully shows :
1. That ho is the guardian of Cynthia O. Ben
ton, heretofore duly appointed as such guardian
in said county.
2. That ho desires to sell for reinvestment at
private sale the following property, the same be
ing a part of the personal estate of his said ward,
to-wit: Five shares of the capital stock of the
LuthersviUe Banking Company. Luthersville. Ga.
3. Said stock pays S per cent, dividends annually.
4. Petitioner desires to invest the proceeds of
said sale, or a part thereof, in the improvement
of the real estate belonging to the estate of the
said Cynthia O. Benton, which is necessary to the
profitable renting of said lands, to-wit: The build
ing of dwelling houses for tenants, necessary
hams and lota, digging wells, etc., on said real
5. Petitioner shows that notice of his intention
to make this application has been published once
a week for four weeks in The Herald and Adver
tiser. a newspaper in which county advertisements
are usually published, as required by law.
T. F. RAWLS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept.
26. 1909. L. A. PERDUE. Ordinary.
Everybody is beginning to think about buy
ing their supply of fall and winter Clothing,
| Coat Suits, Wraps, Underwear, Shoes, Dress
Goods, Etc. Never before have our patrons
had the opportunity of seeing so grand a display
of high-class merchandise as we are now show
ing. W e invite our friends and customers to
call and examine our goods. We can please
you, both in the quality of merchandise and in
In tills department we have a collection
of clothing that should enable us to sell
every customer that comes to our store.
In Alco clothes you will find smartness
for the man seeking to dress himself in
the best manner at moderate prices.
Men’s Suits, $10.00, $25.00; Boys’ Suits,
We do not need to talk much about our
shoes. Our lines are too well known for
that. It is only necessary to say that
our lines of the following well-known
shoes is now complete: E. P. Reed shoes
for women, $2 to $4; Hannan’s and
Smith’s shoes for men, $3.50 to $6.50.
UNDERWEAR FOR ALL AGES.
This cool weather reminds us of heavier underwear, and we are prepared
to supply your wants in this line. We are agents for the best brands of under
wear money can buy, and our prices are reasonable, too. We can fit all ages
Dress Goods end Silks
We were never so well
prepared to please you in
woolen dress suitings and
silks as now.
Fancy serge, 42 inches
wide, 75c. value, special at
All-wool Henrietta, 38
inches wide, 75c. value,
special at 50c. yard.
Fancy Murillo suiting,
44 inches wide, $1.25 value,
special at $1.
Roolah silk, all colors,
27 inches wide, $1.25 value,
special at $1.
Extra Special. — About
500 yards fancy Shantung
silks, all colors, 27 inches
wide; good values at 75c.;
special while they last, 50c.
This is to he t he greatest dress trimming season in many years. Trim
mings and buttons will he used on all the new gowns, and, following the fashion
idea, we have put in a full supply of all sorts of trimmings and buttons. There
fore, we are prepared to match almost any color. It will be a pleasure to show
you our line.
H. C. Glover Co,
16 Greenville street ’Phone 111
Ladies’ Tailored Soils.
We are showing an ex
cellent line of ladies’ coat
suits this season. The
model shown here will give
merely an idea of the new
styles. We are showing
about fifty different styles,
made in all the new staples
and novelty cloths, and
representing all the most
popular shades. Visit this
department. You are sure
to find just the suit you
want Prices, $10 to $50.