Ox ]Vc wnan (jtleekly News
NEWNAN, GA., WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 4. 1905.
TEMPLE OF JUSTICE
Magnificent Structure Was
Formally Opened to the
Public Last Saturday.
The new court house, Coweta
county’slimposing and commodious
Temple of Justice, was formally
NEW BOARD COiTI
Report of Carnegie Library.
New MenWrs Organized
Board ai d Elected Officers
The new Boni'd <>f Comity Commit*'
, , .... . , sioners assembled ijn their office in the
• .opened for public inspection last I onrf honse ln|t Vednesdar morn ug
paturday and it was estimated that nnd | ield na all my session, nt which
Aa,500 people passed through the ; time much bnsinc was transacted
building and admired its elegantj The Board orgn h'-eri by selectin'.'
interior appointments as well as its! ^ llT ' Kirb - V "f ' h " irmHn nml B
massive and beautiful exterior ap-j 9tnllinggi clerk , ld
The Carnegie Library has issued ; ^ REDUCE
during December 029 books. $65 1
fiction, 69 classed literature. The ;
circulation since the opening, June
1st. 1904, nas been 5,964 works of Farmers ami BusinosH Men
fiction; 524 of classed literature;! of Coweta Take Steps to
total 6,488 volumes. ! Raise Price of Cotton.
I he Library has 742 members;
books Ce ' Ne ^ 9 nC ^ Une A number of farmers and busi-
, i ness men of Coweta county held a
The Reference Hooks are con-! ... ... . ,
. ... . . I mass meeting in the court house
suited with gratifying frequence, 1
| especially by the children of the
L. public school. The habit of en-
! Tuesday for the purpose ot taking
hi. jquiry, thus early emplanted, speaks
county attorney j W el] for the discernment of the
| during tlie tern ; f the old Board, was
The new court house is rapidly 1 again elected to t je same positions,
becoming (as it should) the pride! The list of Roa (Supervisors 'looted is
of the people of Coweta. p a3 t | as follows:
• r ... ' 1st T)i»t.. r- Soaru; 2ml, J VV.
differences in reference to its con ; Trnmtn( , ll; ;trd J, P Bohannon; 4th.
Struction are oeing forgotten; and j , T( A Davis; stl.i Alvin Potts; Oth, J.
T. B. Sanders; 1
don; Hurri* an*
C. Ragsdale; G|
Ciliss of Central
Barium ‘ la**, organized by Rev.
J. "4. Hnrdavu-' lias comm.‘need the
study of the tjhwpel hr Sr. Matthew.
The class.now iiumbora nineteen mem
bers uml is steadily growing. This is one
Of the most 11'Uimendfthle religious
movements c r undertaken lit the city,
ami a great work being done among
the young men
With the Presbvteridiis.
it now seems that all the people, | s. Hammock ; 71
with unanimity of spirit, rejoice ! dar Greek, Jame
in its completion.
The program of exercises ar
ranged tor the occasion of opening
ot the court house, and published
in last week's News, was adhered With tl*
to. The retiring Hoard of County
Commissioners, assisted by com ' I JJaracca
mittecs of ladies, received visitors-
and piloted them through the
At eleven o'clock, a. m., public
exercises began in the court room.
Judge R. W. Freeman presided
during both tiie morning and eve
ning exercises, as master c t cere
monies. Judge A. LX Freeman
and Hon 1. H. S. Davis—the !at
ter the ncstor of the Newnan bar
—were,the speakers of the morn
ing. They were heard with great
interest and their addresses were
repletejwith felicitations and iir.of-
The public exercises in tiie eve
ning were marked by the large de
gree of interest displayed by the
peopled the city and county. YV.
C. Wright, Ksq., in an eloquent
ami fitting introductory speech,
presented the orator of the eve
ning, Congressman W. C. Adam
son, of Carrollton. Judge Adam
son sustained his reputation as a
forcible and entertaining speaker
in an address which won the heart
iest plaudits ot his auditors.
The conclusion nf the days exer
cises and pleasures was the final
leeting of the retiring Commit;
sioners. Resolutions were adopted
complimenting the labors of J. W.
Golucke & Co., of Atlanta, archi
tects of the court house, and the
R. D. Cole Mfg. Co., the builders.
Messrs R. D. Cole, Sr., and R.
D. Cole, Jr., responded to the res-! Boy-t'l.eoid and‘thenew~
R. N. Winkles; Go-
Stnrv; Panther Greek,
raison, W. O. Hern-
. F. Dial; Turin, W.
ntville, Thomns Lam-
the cotton crop the present year.
The meeting was presided over by
Judge R. W. Freeman at the morn
ing session, and by Hon. R. H.
Hardaway at the afternoon ses
The following resolutions were
"We, your committee appointed
. . - to submit a plan looking to the
I he Hook C ommittee during its 1 , .. c .1 . W,
r b i reduction of thu output of the cot-
term ot crncc has made three or-;. r ,
, , - , . . ; ton crop for the year 1903, beg
ders; 25 in the first lot, 47 in the , , ,
, . , . 1 leave to submit tlie following plan:
1 second, and $500 worth in the'
I third; 57 of the latter have been \
instructors, and will establish in
dependence of thought in the chil- i
dren. The number of those fre-!
quenting the read in groom will be [
Increased much in the near future,
as a good heater will supply all itj
ever lacked in attractiveness.
That an organization be in-
(MllirpllPd . 5 f , , . icorporated to be known as the
\ . . e> . , . Coweta County Cotton Growers
Association, to bii capitalized at
■ dollirs, and shares valued at
50 cents each.
, , , , , , “2. That each member of the
bend the needs ot the people,land .......
; , 1 ' ,, i associat-ion shall sign an agreement
also that progress in mentality is ... , ... . , . ,
, . , . 1 b •/ • 7 . that he will raise 20 per cent, less
their desired goal for all partiei-i .. 1..
„„ .,* • . cotton than he raised in 1904, nrp-
pants. While many concessions! ........ , ■ T .*•
! , _ . , 1 , , iyuled that in cases \yhere, rom,
111 popular fiction have been made 1 '
1 ‘ , , • any cause, there .was a total or par-
to please the public, yet literary; . , t f , ,
\ * 3 . , „ 7 |tial failure of the crop last year,
merit stamps the major pari of the . . . .
, , ’ ‘ i . such party shad be allowed by con-
'last order. The completion of it 1 . , r ,~ .
„ . , , . , . , I sent of the officers of the associa-
I wi l place f, 'e classic and standard .. . .. , , ,
1 t | tion, to increase his output to an
received and catalogued The
committee deserves the grateful
commendation of the reading pub
lic, as a glance at the last list
ordered proves that they cotnpre.
Off to* morniiiir a' tin. Pres- reputal’on of the Library j amount which would place him on
Citizen of Newnan Wan
Found Dead in Bed in At.
Santa Monday Morning.
If. G. Florence, of Newnan, Ga.,
was found dead in bed Monday
morning at 6:30 o’clock at the
home of his brother-in-law, W. M.
Acree, No 73 McDonald street.
Mr. Florence was 32 years of age.
He came to Atlanta Sunday and
went to the home of his brother-in-
law to spend the night. Appar
ently he was perfectly well and
happy and talked pleasantly with
his brothei in law before retiring.
When called Monday morning he
failed to answer and an examina
tion proved that death had. sudden
ly claimed him during the night.
Mr. Florence is survived by his
wife and five children. They were
immediately notified of his sudden
death and nrrangaments will be
made to take the remains to New
nan, when: the funeral and inter
ment wi.I occur.- Monday's At
Mr. Floivr.ee was employed at
the cotton, mills .in this , city. He
was a member of the Methodist
church , The funeral occurred-
Tuesday fi'.nrliiri'g at ten o'clock
and was conducted by Rev'. J. R.
First M eeting*
City Council 1905
liyterinn * lunch a very interestin'? f-er
vice wtw lielil—4re m-riiimuon and in-
stiillarion nt' a rulin'? elder (Mr. Frank
Wilkinson) and two deacons (Messrs.
John Askew and G. Edward Groff) fol
lowed by mi appropriate son.ion by Rev.
C. O’N. Mnrtindale, from J Tim., 2:115.
Next Sab bn tli morning and light Rev.
0. O’N. Murtiiiflnlc will. | - -ach at
abreast with any of its size in t'hei u - e . , ..
, , 3 . . , ; an tfiuitau.e - ->s w.tli other mem-
state, thanks to the untiring ef
forts of the Hook Committee.
The outlook of the Library for
1905 is gratifying in a high degree
and we believe if the means
provided are properly assimilated
by the readers, this institution will , , , c ,
3 . ... 1 upon, such excess shall be forfeit
1rrcs1sti ole i * .
bers of this association.
"3. In the event that any mem
ber of the association, or party
agreeing to these terms, shall
make or cause to be made cotton
in excess of the amount agreed
At meeting of tl e L:nli>Benevolent
Society of th* Presbyterian church on
Monday, the following officers were
elected for the present year; Mrs.
Oliver A. Wilkinson, President; Mrs. _
Agues Kinuard, Vico President; Mrs. i Library will beconv
prove an uplifting, .. .v, aiai .i/.w, . . .,
r _ . . , ed to the association
power. Its rchning, growth-pro-,
, . .,, , , 4. that a secretary of
dticmg mentality will shape the; . , . ,
, r , , . r | association be employed, at a
best records of our ambitious com-I . ,• , .
. . . , arv hereafter fixed, to sec every
munity; and, in the near future the ' ... , , .. .. ,.
7 , farmer in the county and solicit his
P ro " d ! membership.
"5. Wo recommend and urge
H. S. amitli, Secretary; Mrs Frazil G. centre from which shall radiate I
Powell, Treasurer. , f 01 - US( and for ours, the good, the j
The contract •'or improving the Pres-: useful and the true. Ane
hyteriau church building will probably j bless the generous donor
Carnegie, and afresh do we deplore ;
the untimely departure of the Li- 1
brary’s most earnest, enthusiastic j
supporter, our lamented young
townsman, Charles L. Thompson. I
be given this week.
gooc, ,e I every one who has cotton on hand 1 1 !b '^'i** K f>. Fouhc; Gity a
vnew do we' , , , r , . IT. Freeman; Chief of Pi
. , to hold the same for no less than!,. . ’ T
or Andrew 1 Brewster; Policemen, J, P. f
olutions in a happy manner.
Chairman J. R. McCollum re
sponded in the same vein and t'ne' zer
meeting proved a most pleasant
At the first Baptist.
Dr. Numinlly in his series of sermons
on -‘Every Pay Life,’’ discussed hist
Sunday “Business in Religion’’ and
“Religion in Business.” Next Sunday
tic will discuss “The Mistakes of the perity to his cherished
Farmer” and at night, “The Telegraph | the Carnegie Library.
Mks. D. H. VVoodroof.
Peace to his sacred dust, and pros-1
‘6. We urge that similar reso
lutions be formed in every cotton
producing county in the south.’
H. L. Redwine was elected sec
retary of the association.
The preacher believes in work, and is
an ardent admirer and wnrir syinpathi-
with the laboring inan. He wel
comes every advance in the skill and
conditions of the laborer, but firmly be
LIBRARY FOR FARMERS HIGH SCHOOL.
j Rev. Mr. Mitohoin preached to a large
! audience at Jones’ Ohapel Bundivy. Tliis
i was Bro. Mitcham's first trip and tie
A library is being established j favorable impression on the poo
lieves good morals essential to material
The Race For Clerk.
The race for Glerk of Coweta Saps-r- j At lhe Meth< ^ s t Church.
ior Court has became* a four-cornered «
tight, ;Mr. J. W. Wilcoxon, who is well | Attendance at the Methodist Sunday
and favorably known and belongs to one i school last Sunday morniug was unusu
of Coweta's oldest families, is a candi-1 a h>' large aud every feature of the ser-
date. Another candidate is.W. S. Hub-1 vioo v.as highly interesting. Rev. J. R
j - ! at Farmers High Scool, near Sar- ■ p i 0 at Madras,
gent, and the promoters of the
I movement will appreciate contri
butions of books and magazines.
I This is an opportunity for readers
ot TheJMews to assist a worthy
cause. The Farmers High School
can be reached from Newnan via
bard, Esq.,a well known attorney of the I Ring: preached at the usual hours for p ]j Route No. 5-
city. The latest entry in the race, how
ever, is Mr. J. H. Jones, of Senoia, well
known to the people of Coweta as Sher
iff Brown’s opponent in tiie recent cam
In addition to these gentlemen, Mr.
Lynch Tamer, for six years Deputy
Clerk, is a candidate to sncceed the la
mented S. L. Faver, deceased.
Mr. Turner has resided in Newnan a
number of years. His father belonged to
service and after the morning sermon |
the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was
observed. There were nine additions to j Mr. Cotter Lovejoy Married.
the church by certificate at the morning!
service. ^ r - C' ot * er Lovejoy and bride ar
rived yesterday to spend a few days
Card of Thooks.
.We desire to extend cmr heart-felt
witli the former’s mother, enroute to
New Orleans from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Mr. Lovejoy is a former Newnan boy,
thanks to friends and neighbors who and holds the responsible position of
; were so kind to us in oar recent sorrow, j credit-man for the Fairbanks Go., at
. j We greatly appreciate pvery kindness ! New Orleans, La. Hewashappityinar-
a A irginia family, was born nnc reared j g j iown an( j our earnest prayer is that! ried Thursday, Dec. 37th, to Miss An-
in Kentucky and resided ior main , our n eaven i v Fattier may abundantly foinette Bert, an accomplished young
years in Missouri. Mr. Turners father j.j egs eacll aild ever y one of you. Indy of Sidney, N. S., and his hosts of
I 111 ! 1 1 nf,. f ''‘m!J,'. r0 I,!^*!rr nL^’nf ' Mr. and M is. (). L. Morrow. Newnan friends wish liirn and his bonny
civil war in the annv of (Ten Ster- Mr. aud Sirs. r. O. Morrow, ! bride-ail the rich connubial blessings
Mss Ruth Morrow,
they so well deserve.
Mrs. Fannie Hyde.who has been quite
sick for some time, is improving slowly.
J. T. Brooks and wife, of Newnan,
visited their sister, Mrs. Hyde, at Mad
Tom Hyde, of Spartinburg, S C.,
visited tiome folks Ohristmas.
Mr. Doss Yeagw, of Atlanta, visited
his brother, E. M. Yeager, last week.
Bettie tfuo Moore is visiting Granr-
ville this week.
Mrs. Britt, of Newnan. visited friends
Walter Hendrix is visiting his sister,
Mrs. J. R. Atkinson visited Palmetto
Alim Hyde, of Turin, visited home
Maggie Ball is spending the holidays
with her aunt, Mrs. Hyde, who is quite
Mr. Word and family, of Hogans-
ville. visited their sister, Mrs. Redwine,
S. R. Chandler and daughter, Ruth,
visited WilL Moore’s family Saturday.
The (irsl meeting of the City Couuoil
tor the new year whs be'.iiMoin/uy night.
Mn^or 1 jui >i -rt presided in the meotiug.
Aldermen Steed, Goodrutn, Farmer and
Glover were present. Aldermen Salhido
and Askew (ni-oleoted) and Aldermen
Spoiioler imd Black (new niembnrs)
wore installed in office.
Following are elections and appoint
ments passed upon by Council in ox-
Mayor Pro Tom. and Chairman Pur
chasing Hoard, W. A. Stood.
Hbmmittee: T. G. Farmer, W. S. As
kew, T. M. Gpodrnm, IF. C. Glover.
Tax Aski ,-isor, (to succeed IT. 0. Ar-
nnll, for In in of ;i years) W. G. Wright.
I’ruisnrcr, G. W. Gnrmical, City
(dice, J. D.
O. H Fiiicnnnon; Supt Streets. B. O.
Sanders, 'Paid Fireman, J. (J. Beavers;
City Sexton, P. M. MoLoroy.
The following committees wore named
by Mayor Burdott
Finance: T. G. Farmer, T M. Good
rum, G R Black.
Street ; W. S, Askew, W. A. Steed,
M. Sal bide.
Waterworks: T. M Gooilrurn, M.
Salbido. G. R Spondee
Police: IF. O. (Jlover, (.'. Ft. lilaok,
W. H Askew.
Salaries: Mayor, $;!00 per annum;
Aldermen, $35; Assessors, $15; Treasur
er, $100; Clerk, $730; Attorney, $75;
Chief of Police, $720; Policemen, $560;
Sexton, $240, Street Supt., $540; Fire
Street tax was fixed at $5 per annum;
tiie alternative being six days on the
i!ernptc Orders Conferred.
Tancred (Jommandery, No. 11, K.
T., bad an enjoyable conclave Friday
afternoon Inst. The Illustrious Order of
the Red Cross was conferred at five
o’clock, after which the royal banquet
in honor of the visit to the soverign was
spread, 1 id it was a feast of joy as well
as appetizing viands. The Order of-
tiie Temple was conferred in the even
Tilt- candidates for the occasion were
Congressman W. 0. Adamson and Or
dinary Barron, of Carrollton, and Mr.
W. S. Dent, of Newnan. The work
team we - in fine trim, aud a large num
her of Hu- Knights in glittering regalia
and no norms were present to assist in
doing the honors of the occasion.