fierald and Advertiser.
NEWNAN, FRIDAY, NOV
Official Organ of Coweta County.
Jam. E. Brown,
Bit OWN *. l’ARROTT
Editors and Publishers.
NOTHING THE MATTER
The voters of Newnan should not be
misled by the charges of mismanage
ment and extravagance made t)y irre
sponsible persons against the present
city adminstration. There is not the
slightest foundation for the charges,
as the records will show. We go furth
er and state that, in our opinion
there is not a more efficiently policed
or a more economically administered
town in Georgia, all criticisms, from
“Until Seventy-Times Seven.”
“And now abideth faith, hope, chari
ty, these three: but the greatest of
these is charity.’’
Is the human fraflity of a man of God
an exception? Does the fact that a
man has enlisted as a minister to the
Almighty operate to cut him off from
he benefit of that divine forgiveness
One of the prettiest weddings of the
season was that of Dr. J. C. Owen, of
Griffin, and Miss Mary Ansley Jones,
which was solemnized Wednesday af
ternoon at the beautiful country home
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. Jones, near Turin. The ceremony
was performed in a most impressive
manner by Rev. V. A. Ham, ot New-
IJr. Owen and his attendants
which was the keynote of the creed of ( r jv- e d at 10'30 a. m. and after a rehear-
that Perfect Man who expressed for
giveness in the terms of “seventy-times
The question is sadly pertinent, in
view of the action of St. John’s church,
of Augusta, in protesting the assign
ment tc it of the Rev. Dr. R. J. Bigham,
once disciplined by the North Georgia
Methodist Conference for a temporary
fall, occasioned by ill health, and as the
result of having taken a stimulant by
prescription of his physician.
The conference of 1906 heard the
charges against him, and by a very
close vote suspended him.
For one year he was outside the
Methodist ministry. During that in
terval not a whisper against him was
heard. Last year he was reinstated by
the conference and assigned to the
First church at Newnan.
He has just completed his term at
whatever source, to the conntrary not . . .
... , ,. u,, ua m this latter place, with a record of irre-
withstanding. When such men as m. , , ... , , L .
G. Keith as mayor; D. W. Boone, W
S. Askew, J. T. Swint, T. M. Good-
rum, W. J. Murphey, H. C. Arnall, jr.,
E. G. Cole and C. B. Glover, as aider-
men; and H. H. North, J. R. McCol
lum and F. M. Lee, as members of the
Water and Light Commission give
their services to the city practically
without compensation, the tax-payers
of Newnan may leel safe. The same
may be said w’ith reference to the sev
eral gentlemen who are seeking elec
tion in the coming primary. All are
The truth is, there’s nothing the
matter with Newnan. The city’s in
terests will be safe, no matter who is
elected; but the criticisms aimed at
the present administration are as un
just as they are undeserved.
A SPLENDID INDORSEMENT.
At the recent session of the North
Georgia Conference Dr. R. J. Bigham
was assigned to the pastorate of St.
John’s church at Augusta for the en
suing year. Following the announce
ment of the appointment the stewards
of St. John’s church met and, by for
mal resolution, objected to Dr. Big-
ham’s assignment to that church, on the
ground that he had some years ago
been suspended by conference for a de
linquency which was charged against
him by that body, tint which was fully
expiated subsequently in satisfaction
of the penalty imposed.
Dr. Bigham was sent to Newnan
upon his restoration, and for the past
two years has served as pastor of the
First Methodist church. During his
pastorate the church has prospered in
many ways, the raising of a church im
provement fund of $10,000 being not
the least important achievement re
corded during this period. That he has
filled his high and holy office ably and
-acceptably since coming to Newnan is
amply testified by the high esteem in
which he is held by his congregation
and by the community at large, irre
spective of denomination. As a protest
against the action of St. John’s church,
the stewards of the First Methodist
church met Tuesday and adopted the
following resolutions, viz:
“Resolved, That we, members of
the board of stewards of the First
Methodist church of Newnan, Ga.,
most heartily commend Dr. R. J. Big-
ham, who has served our church for
the past two years faithfully, ably and
efficiently ; and we desire in view of the
press articles from Augusta in regard
to Dr. Bigham, to heartily indorse him
and testify to his high moral and relig
ious character and life while be has
been pastor of our church. And we de
sire further to say that his conduct,
life and character are, in our judg
ment, blameless and pure.
“B. T. Thompson, chairman.
“I. P. Bradley,
•“J. 1. Scroggin,
“E. H. Bowman,
“H. H. Murray,
“H. H. North,
“W. G. Post,
“M. G. Keith,
“F. G. Hughes,
“\V. J. Murphey,
“T. M. Goodrutn,
"L. H. Hill,
“Garland M. Jones,
"T. E. Atkinson,
“D. T. Manget,
“R. O. Jones.’’
It affords The Herald and Advertiser
much pleasure to give space to this
generous expression, and to aid its in
dorsement to every word of commen
dation contained in the resolutions.
Dr. Bigham is one of the biggest and
brainest men in the North Georgia
Conference—and, judging from the un-
Christian action of the St. John’s stew
ards, we are convinced that he is sev
eral sizes too big for that church.
Probably the Augusta church wants
a man like Dr. Broughton.
proachability, bs witnessed by the
stewards of the church.
And now his new charge at Augusta
There is atonement in the hurly-burly,
cynical, relentless life of the secular
world. Men outlive their faults. That
charity which is one of the first instincts
of a brighter human nature steps in and
extends to them the helping hand.
There are few unpardonable sins in the
councils of even the creedless. Nor is
forgiveness often qualified with ostra
cism, or that distrustful surveillance
and pitying, descending smile that abso
lutely nullify the deed of grace.
If the religion of Jesus of Nazareth
means anything at all, it means a tol
erance and forbearance against which
the charity of the world is trivial. If
that does not hold, then the foundation
upon which every Ghristain denomina
tion is reared is a foundation of sand.
This man has suffered. Never doubt
that an individual of his sensitiveness,
of his rare mental attainments, has not
“fought with the wild beasts at Ephe
Has he not atoned? Has he not borne
witness to his regeneration? Should he
not be forgiven?
What would have been the answer
of Christ to questions of this nature?
delicious two-course luncheon
was served, buffet.
At 4 :3l) o’clock Mrs. J. H. McKoy
sang very sweetly “As Long As the
World Rolls On,” after which the bri
dal party descended the stairs to the
strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding
march, rendered by Mrs. E. F. Sims.
The first to enter was Miss Nettie
Belle McMillan of Acworth, who was
exquisitely gowned in pale pink messa-
line and carried an armful of gorgeous
white chrysanthemums, tied with white
tulle. Then came Mr. J. C. Tyus of
Griffin, followed by the groom and his
brother, Col. Emmett Owen, of Zebu-
Ion. The flower girls, the little Misses
Moses, wearing dainty lingerie frocks
and carrying pink roses, preceded the
bride and her maid of honor, Miss Nor
The bride carried a large bouquet ot'
bride’s roses. Her dress of white
messaline, having yoke and flounce
of silk Battenberg lace, (the handiwork
of the bride’s sister.) was prettily
draped around the bride’s graceful fig
ure. and caught on the right side with
a pearl ornament.
Miss Norma Jones wore a becoming
gown of pink messaline, and carried
Ferns and smilax were tastefully ar
ranged to form an altar, the effect be
ing strikingly emphasized by the soft
glow of candles placed in silver cande
After the ceremony ices and cakes
The bridal party left on the 6:30
train for Newnan. where they were en
tertained at an 8 o’clock dinner at the
home of Miss Evie Davis.
Dr. and Mrs. Owen left Newnan at
10 p. m. for an extended tour to New
York City and other points East.
The bride is well known in Newnan,
and is a young woman of charming
personality. She has won for herself
a wide circle of enduring friends, who
wish for her much happiness. The
groom is a well-established dentist of
Griffin, and is quite prominent in the
affairs of that city. He is a young man
of sterling worth, and justly deserves
the high esteem in which he is held.
“The Greatest of These is Charity.”
The stewards of the Methodist
church, of Newnan, have come for
ward promptly to vindicate the charac
ter of Rev. Dr. R. J. Bigham, of the
Methodist conference, whose appoint
ment to an Augusta pastorate was pio-
tested by the governing hoard of the
Dr. Bigham has been in charge of
the Newnan church during the year
now drawing to a close, and his char
acter is well known to those who have
come forward in his defense.
It was a delicate and touching trib
ute which these Newnan citizens paid
the exemplary life of their pastor,
and one which should silence the criti-
isms of those who would revive the
memory of faults forgotten.
It is not in keeping with the leadi
ngs of the Nazarene to nursue with
unrelenting persistence the man who
n the frailness of our common human
ity has committed a fault. There was
unpardonable turpitude in the
conduct of Dr. Bigham, and there
could have been no manlier atonement
than the frankness with which he con
fessed his fault and pledged himself to
a steadier course of conduct for the fu
ture. To this resolution he has ad
hered with admirable fidelity and has
firmly established himself in the confi
dence and esteem of those who know
Neither Christianity nor humanity
can profit by a severity which would
hut the gates of mercy on man
kind,” while, on the other hand,
"there abideth faith, hope and charity
-and the greatest of these is charity.”
Pretty Affair at Grantville.
Twenty ladies were the guests of Mrs.
T. M. Zellars Friday afternoon, when
she entertained at ”42.” There were
several out-of-town guests, including
Mrs. W. J. Albrightof LaGrange: Mrs.
H. C. Farrington of Chillicothe, Texas,
M. H. Mrs. Hightower of Hogansville,
and the Misses Dixon of Atlanta.
Elaborate decorations and the beauti
ful party dresses of those present made
the occasion one of picturesque interest,
and the happiest spirit of hospitality
There was glowing welcome in the
yellow chrysanthemums, which were,
used with palms and wild smilax to
make the hallway festive, and the same
flowers tilled tall jardiniers in the li
Red was the prevailing color in the din
ing-room, where cofl'ee and a delicious
salad course were served at the small
tables. Vases of geraniums were plac
ed on mantels, cabinets and buffet. The
table center-piece was a pyramid of the
same beautiful flowers, with ferns. Red
tulle and wild smilax were festooned
from the chandelier to the corners of
the table, and tied with bows.
The score cards were hand-painted la
dies and gentlemen of ‘ 'ye olden times, ”
and the prizes were a cut-glass bowl
and a catsup bottle. They were won by
Miss Dixon and Mrs. Farrington.
The hostess was becomingly gowned
in white olga crepe, and her little
daughters were lovely in the daintiest
frocks of chiifon and lace.
Grantville, Nov. 24th.
Rome Tribune-Herald: “The Opelika
l’ost has suspended publication. Every
week we hear of some fellow w r ho goes
broke trying to run a second paper in a
A Scalded Boy’s Shrieks
horrified his grandmother, Mrs. Maria
Taylor, of Nebo, Ky., who writes that,
"when all thought he would die, Buck-
len’s Arnica Salve wholly cured him.
Infallible for Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Corns,
Wounds, Bruises. Cures Fever-Sores,
Boils, Skin Eruptions, Chilblains, Chap
ped Hands. Soon routs Piles. 25c. at
The Great Robinson Shows.
It will be a gratifying piece of intel
ligence to lovers of animals generally
to learn that the pair of baby lions born
to the Famous Robinson Shows are en
route from Montgomery, and will ar
rive here Sunday. Both mother and
cubs are “doing well.” The cubbies
are the handsomest ever—in the opinion
of their trainer. The babies may be
put on exhibition Friday or Saturday.
At present the mother is in too uncer
tain a temper, and might, injure the
cubs were the public allowed to “rub
ber” at them.
But the great eight steers in the cir
cus are filling with amaze all who see
them in their wonderful military evolu
tions. These intelligent bovines stand
alone amidst all the world’s animal won
ders. The five educated hogs are worth
a visit to the circus, were they the only
objects of trained art there. “ I never
afore ’sposed it ware in hogs to act so
human!” exclaimed a farmer, as he
gazed with wide-open eyes on the brainy
The bareback jockey acts and carry
ing feats of the Miller family; the haz
ardous trapeze acts of the gifted Guth
ries trio; the horse-riding dogs—dogs
that leap, dogs that walk up stairs on
their hind leg;-; contortionists, tumblers
and clowns—all give a zest to this one-
ring circus seen nowhere else under
the canopy. The performing lions,
leopards and bears in the animal show
both please and alarm.
The talking pictures, “Buckeye
Belles,” the Elite Minstrels, are win
ning plaudits xvith their songs and
dances, and all the other ten show’s are
drawing big audiences.
“Lest we forget,” as Kipling says—
Royal Italian Concert band recitals at
1:30 and 7 p. m. All shows open imme
diately after band concert, with free
acts and Iola singing w’ith band accom
Circus open only at 3:30 p. m. and
7:30 p. m.
The movement of the drifting ice of
the far North is about 2 miles a day.
Mistress (hurrying frantically) —
“Mary, what time is it now?”
Maid—“Half-past 2, mum.”
Mistreas—“Oh, I though it was later ;
—I still have twenty minutes to catch
the steamer. ”
Maid—“Yis, mum. I knew ye’d be
rushed, so I set the clock back 30 min
utes to give ye more time.”
State of Ohio, City of Tobedo, (.
Lucas County. t as '
Fr^nk J. Cheney makes oath that he is Benior
partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing:
business in the City of Toledo, county and State
aforesaid, and that said tirm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by the use of
Hall’s Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pres
ence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886,
, CK , AT x A. W. GLEASON.
l8EALJ Notary Public.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. Ohio.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.
Mr. G. E. Parks Withdraws.
For business reasons I have decided
to withdraw from the race for alderman
in the approaching election, and take
this method of thanking m» friends,
one and all, for the promises of support
so generously accorded me
G. E. Parks.
In a man’s life the greatest necessi
ty is more money
I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-
election as Mayor, subject to nomination in the
Democratic primary, and respectfully ask the
support of my fellow-citizens. M. G. Keith.
To the Voters of the City of Newnan: The
friends of COL. A. R. BURDETT take this meth
od of announcing him as a candidate for Mayor
of the City of Newnan, subject to the rules of the
City Democratic Executive Committee. In mak
ing this announcement we believe that the best
interests of the city will be subserved by his elec
tion to this important office. We judge his ability
by the success of his former administrations as
Mayor. He stands for carrying out the wishes of
the people as expressed at the ballot-box for a
division of the city into wards. We believe that
his election at this time will add materially to the
progress of our city, and the happiness and well
being of our people, of all classes.
FOR MAYOR AND ALDERMEN.
We desire to put forward the names of A. R,
BURDETT for Mayor, and W. P. GEARRELD
and S. W. WOODS for Aldermen.
The many friends of JAS, T. WILLIAMS pro
pose him to the voters of Newnan as a candidate
for Alderman, and solicit the earnest support of
his fellow-citizens in the approaching city prima
We hereby announce G. E. PARKS as a candi
date for Alderman suhject to the city primary,
and ask our friends and fellow-citizens to assist
in electing him. Many Citizens.
Appreciating their valuable services to the city
since they have been filling the office of Aider-
man. and believing that their continuance by of
fice for another term would be of marked benefit
to Newnan and all her interests, w*e hereby an
nounce T. M. GOODRUM. J. T. SWIN’T. W. S.
ASKEW and W. J. MURPHEY as candidates to
succeed themselves, subject to the city primary.
Ladies’ Long Coats and Jackets
100—COATS 10 CLOSE 001=100
L ADIES, does saving money appeal to you?
If so, read carefully this proposition:
^Saturday, Nov. 27, we will begin a
closing out sale of our entire line of La
dies’ Long Coats and Jackets. We fully realize
that in order to make this sale attractive it will
have to be done at great loss to us; but, while
it will be a loss to us, it will be a great saving to
those customers who take advantage of this
wonderfully money-saving opportunity. Noth
ing will be reserved. Each and every Long
Coat and Jacket for ladies will be included in
this sale—except Rain Coats.
Our Proposition is This:
We have in tock about one hundred Long
Coats and Jackets for ladies. They are broken
lots and broken sizes, but the styles are good.
We realize that the season for selling these
goods is growing short; therefore, we have de
termined to close them out. In order to do so
we have divided them in five lots. In each lot
we give our former prices, and our closing out
LOT NO- 1.
LOT NO. 2.
Values up to $5. Our price to
Values up to $12.50. Our price
to close out,
LOT. NO. 3.
LOT NO. 4.
LOT NO. 5.
Vallies up to $15. Our
price to close out,
Values up to $18.50.
Our price to close out,
Values up to $25. Our
price to close out,
H. C. GLOVER