NEWNAN, GA„ WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 25. 1905.
In the Atlanta Constitution’s
cotton guessing contest, which
closed recently,Mr. D. W. Perdue,
of Griffin, an uncle of Judge L. A.
Perdue of this city, was the win
ner of the first prize of >3,500.
Mr. Perdue’s nearest guess missed
the actual count, by only two bales
of cotton. In all, Mr. Perdue fcbn
98 prizes in this contest, aggregat
ing about >4,100; and it is said he
also secured 3,000 subscribers for
: the Constitution, thereby winning
a valuable agents’ prize in addition
to the 98 prizes mentioned above.
Mr. W. O. Herndon, living near
Senoia in this county, won sixteen
prizes in the guessing contest ;their
total value being >122.91. Messrs.
J. W. Bowers and £. R. Barrett,,
of Newnan, W. S. NcDonald, of
Sharpsburg, and J. C. McKoy, of
this county, also won small prizes
- in the guessing contest.
“Chiofs” of 1.0. It. M.
Wahoo Tribe, No. 46, I. O. R.
M„ at the regular meeting held
last Wednesday night, “raised up”
the following “chiets” for the en
C. C. Potts, Prophet; T. A.
Kilgo, Sachem; J. T. Harrison, S.
S.; J. C. Leach, J. S.; S. G. New
man, K. of R.; M. G. Newman, C
Honored the Memory of Loo Greely Phillips Attempted
Alan Manning, who moved from
Newnan last spring, has moved
back and occupies the house re
cently vacated by J. J. Hendrix
Bertha, the young daughter of
Mrs. 1. C. McGehee,is confined to
her room with rheumatism.
W. H. Reynolds has been quite
ill for several days with lagrippe.
Mrs. Frank Boston has been
confined to her room for several
days and is still quite ill.
John Richie was not able to be
in the mill last Saturday. “Gripp”!
Cornelius Weely is visiting his
mother, Mrs. S. A. C. Brooks.
Our cottage prayer meeting was
held at Mr. Lasiter’s last Saturday
Mrs.Sarah Parks gave the young
people of the community a nice
entertainmeot last Saturday even
Mrs. Mattie Smith and little
daughter have moved back into
our midst, from East Point
Miss Lula Harper is boarding
wi$,h Miss Bettie Cooper and work
ing in the mill.
Mrs. Ed Moore has returned
from a visit to her mother in Al
^ ». McGehee was confined to
His bed for several days with la
A sure cure for “grippe," says a
young plow-boy who tried it very
successfully, was a hajf teacup of
castor oil. Then drank half a
glass ot wine; after this he turned
up oii bottle and drank till he
number was counted the most of
the contents had been taken. He
says the disease lost its “gripp” on
him and hasn’t troubled him any
Glenn, little son of Ephraim
Manning and wife, who had the
misfortune to break his arm some
weeks ago, is improving rapidly.
Our Sunday school keeps up
remarkably well, considering the
cold, had weather. That shows,
what kind of mothers we have, to
get the little folks up and off to 1
Sunday school on Sunday morn
The celebration of the annlver- !
saiy of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birth,
which occurred at the court house
last Thursday afternoon,was large
ly attended and proved to be an
inspiring and interesting occasion.
Commander John B. Goodwyn
of Coweta Camp acted as master
of ceremonies; and, after the Invo
cation by Rev. J. W. Cotter, in
troduced Superintendent B. F.
Pickett of the public schools, who
was in charge of the exercises ren
dered by the school children.
1 he program rendered was as
“Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean," sung by school children
in concert, with cornet accompan-
iament by Raymond Crane.
“The Sword of Lee"—concert
recitation by children.
“The Name of Lee"—declama
tion by Harold Pickett.
“Hill’s Eulogy of Lee”—decla
mation by Rawson Stewart.
Symposium on Lee, by Ormond
Powell, Goodrich White, Philip
Orr, Stacy Capers and Bradley
“Robert E. Lee"—recitation by
Miss Marguerite Nunnally.
“Let the Tents be Struck”—
(Lee’s last words)—recitation by
Miss Lutie Powell.
After the exercises by school
children, Commander Goodwyn in
troduced Major W. A. Turner, who
delivered an eloquent little speech
in introducing Col. W.M. Glass,the
orator of the occasion. Col. Glass’
address was a careful review of
Lee’s career as citizen and soldier
and a graceful and eloquent tribute
to the memory of the South’s great
“Tenting on the Old Camp
ground" was then rendered in a
most beautiful manner by Mes-
dames James E. Brown and Mamie
Hughes Thompson and Messrs. W.
C. Kinnard, E. R. Dent and R. H.
Commander Goodwyn then de
livered bronze Crosses of Honor to
a number of veterans; after which
short speeches were called for, and
Dr. A. C. North, Capt. John L.
Bailey and Dr. G. A. Nunnally re
sponded in a manner which elicited
the heartiest approval and applause
of the audience.
The exercises closed with the
Benediction by Rev. Dr. James
to Kscape from Jail.
Greely Phillips, the negro mur
derer,who is to pay the penalty for
his crime on the gallows next Fri
day, Jan. 27th, attempted to es
cape from the Coweta county jail
on last Thursday.
Thursday morning the attention
of Mrs. Alsabrook, wife of Jailer
Alsabrook, was attracted to a noise
in Phillips’ cell.•' She had her hus
band summoned, and he and
Policeman Fiacannon instituted
an investigation. They found that
Phillips had a small steel saw in
his possession, with which he had
cut through one of the heavy iron
bars of his cell.
Phillips stated that the saw was
concealed in the lining of his coat
when he was placed in jail. This
story is doubted by-many and it is
believed the saw was smuggled
into Phillips’ cell in some way by
friends on the outside.
Phillips ha9 all along been a
tractable prisoner ar.d has never
given Jailer Alsabrook any trouble.
As far as is known, this wa3 the
first and only attempt he has made
to escape the doom th.it awaits
him and gain his freedom.
Preparations for the execution
of Phillips are being made. His
attorney, A. H. Freeman, Esq.,
was in Atlanta yesterday and call
ed on Governor Terrell in behalf
of his client. Today Mr. Freeman
is circulating a petition asking the
Governor to respite Phillips for 30
days. The result of Mr. Free
man’s efforts appear doubtful, but
it is not believed he will be able
to save the negro's life.
Mr. D. T. Manget in
Tuesday morning, about eleven
o’clock, Mr. D. T. Manget was
driving out Grecneville Street jn a
buggy’, to which was harnessed a
spirited horse. At the corner of
Greeneville and Spring Streets,the
bit parted and the animal ran
away. Being utterly powerless'fjo
stop the animal, Mr. Manget
jumped from the buggy. Beyond
receiving a few bruises and scatch-
es he was not injured.
The horse ran around an entire
block, and overturned and almost
demolished the buggy before he
could be stopped.
Runa I With the Churches
Next Sabbath Rev. Dr. James
Stacy will preach, in the absence
of Rev. C. O’N. Martindalc, who
preaches that day in the Presby
terian church at Senoia.
At Central Baptist.
At the Central Baptist church,
on Sunday morning, last, the
church raised the salary for the
support of a missionary on tho
foreign field. The women of the
Sarah Hall Missionary Society, in
addition,support a native preacher.
Reception at Grantville.
Mr.J. W. Davis, a young gentle
man from Ohio, who is temporarily
sojourning in the South and has
been stopping in Grantville for
several weeks, at the home of Mr.
Henry Lancaster, entertained the
young people of that place last
Friday night on the occasion of
his birthday anniversary. The re
cast served was most elegant and
delicious and every feature of the
reception was carried out in
Mrs. Wright's New Book.
Mrs. Marie Robinson Wright
has written a new and up-to-date
work cn the Republic of .Chile. It
is interesting in historical narra
tive, vivid in description of beauti
ful scenery, and rich in informa
tion regarding the natural resour
ces and commercial importance of
this progressive ' republic. The
book is handsomely illustrated
with views. Mrs. Wright was the
author of “Picturesque Mexico,”
oue of the most interesting and
By the time that e ] e g an t volumes we have seen.
She is a Georgia lady, whose for
mer home was at Newnan, and al-j torment
ways extends a cordial welcome to
Georgians traveling in the great
Death of Mr. D« J- Bailey.
Mr. D. J. Bailey passed away
last Saturday at noon, in this city,
at the home of his brother-in-law,
Mr. M. G. Keith, after an illness
of several weeks.
Mr. Bailey was a native of Cow
eta county, but had lived in At
lanta for the past eight years, and
was in the employ of the Bass Dry
Goods Co. when he was taken ill
about two months ago, and was
brought to Newnan. He was in
.the employ of Arnall & Farmer,
in this place, several years ago,and
had an extensive acquaintance and
many friends in the city and coun
Mr. Bailey’s wife and • little
daughter and a number ot relatives
survive hifn. The funeral and m-
occurred Sunday after-
Faithful Negro is Sick.
Ed Storey, one of the most re
liable and faithful negroes in the
city, who has been janitor of the
public school bulidings for fifteen
years, has been dangerously sick
for several days with pneumonia.
Kd is being cared for and all his
wants supplied by Superintendent
Pickett and the school children,
who have made him presents of
provisions and money.
Tourist Car Line from Atlanta to San
Irancisco via the West Point Route.
I11 addition to tin* all yeur lilui of tour
ist ours from Washington, 1). O., to
California, in order to ncoommodato the
inoroasad travel, tho West. Point. Itoute,
has inaugurated a lino |'oni Atlanta,
Gn., leaving every Modday on tho
”Washington and Southern Limited”
at 4:20 p, in., arriving Him Francisco,
Saturday morning at 0; 10 a. in.--being
only four days on tho road. The route
via tho Louisville & Nashville, the
beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama and
Mississippi, and the Southern Pacific
lines througi| tln» sugar oaue, rice and
oil belt of Louisiana and Texas, lias
made this tho most popular of all trails
continental linos. It also gives the
Pacifio Coast passenger the great ad
vantage of traversing the stute of Cali
fornia, almost from one cud to tho oth
er via Mm Southern Pacific Coast lino,
where tin* combination ot mountains
and ocean meet in the grandest scenery
on tho Atuerioan continent.
Particularly at this season is this
roll to best appriciatod, when the terniH
Southern and Paoiffo are emphasized ut
every hand by gentle south breezes and
the (towers and fields of green ure to bu
seen continually. Points of informs
turn os to schedule, cheap rates and il
lustrated painphlotH cati be hod on ap
plication to any Agent, or by address
ing, ' iJ. P. Billups, Geti. Poe. Agt.,
> :jt ;■> Atlanta, Ga.
Sale of Undelivered Freight.
Georgia, Coweta Couuty.
Will be sold at public auction before,
the court house door, in Newnan, said
Cpunty, on the 23rd day of February,
11)05, between ttic legal hours of sale,
for cash, to the highest bidder, one car
load of shingles, consisting of 375 bun
dles or blocks, more or less, and now
stored at the -depot of the Central of
Georgia Railway (Tompuuy at Newnan,
Ga. Huid shingles wprp consigned by
L. A. Brantley, Brewtou, Ga., to W. H.
Askew & Co., Newnan, Ga., uiul were
transported by said Railway Company
to Newnan, Ga., tho place designated
for their delivery, and cannot he de
livered according to the terms upon
which said carrier ugreed to carry and
transport them, as the consignee re
fuse‘to accept them. Said shingles ar
rived al. Newnan, Ga., tin- place of de
livery, more than .six months prior to
noon at the home of Mr. Bailey’s j this date, and the freight and storage |
mother, Mrs.. Margaret Bailey,!charges,etc . remain .."paid. The pro-
The Ministerial Association of
Newnan will meet next Monday
morning at 9:30 o'clock in the
pastor’s study at the First Baptist
church. ^he topic for discussion
is, “The Influence of Club and
Lodge Life on the Religious Life
of the Churches."
• J. S. Hardaway, Sec’ty.
At the Tint Baptist.
Dr. Nunnally at First Baptist
church will begin on next Sunday
morning a scries ot sermons on
“The Biography of a Christian."
The topics will be discussed in the
following order: I, His Ancestry;
2, IIis Birth; 3, His Elder Brother;
4, His Associates; 5, His Food; 6,
Ilis Exercise; 7, Hfs Privileges; 8,
His Conflicts; 9, His Conquests;
10, His Crown. These themes not
only bear upon the doctrinal but
the practical life of the believers.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the public.
With the Methodist*.
Mr. Jacob Sponcler will conduct
the prayer service at this church
this (Wednesday) evening.
The literary meeting of the Ep-
worth League occurs Friday even
ing at the residence of Mrs. T. E.
Atkinson. A . splendid program
has been prepared for the occasion
and an evening of rare pleasure i&
Revs. J. L. King and J. W. Cot
ter and W. G. Post, Esq., are in
La GrangfuaUepding the Mission
ary Institute of La Grange Dis
trict. Th^.JLostitute closes tonight,
atterra,two days’ session.
ft *..1»-•* ♦-
Presbyterian Chyrcb is ^einf Bepaired. .
The work'of remodeling and re
pairing the Presbyterian church,
which is now: in progress, makes
it impossible for.the congregation
to assemble' in this building until
the work is completed. Services
will be conducted in the Masonic
Hall on • Greeneville Street until
further notice'tis given; beginning
with the prayer meeting service
on Thursday night, Jan. 26’h.
, , 1 , .. . . . i ui <;ds of said sale will In-applied in r.im j
republic south of us.- Savannah about six miles out m the country 1 ( . |8f ^ t(|e wumh „ f M
Press,. . J from Newnan. Rev. J. R. King of earrfuge due to wiid carrier, and stur-1
E ■ f conducted the funeral service. ago and’any other charge together with'
Good Samaritans to Meet. ’ ■ jaUoxpeiiHes.lncuieiit fosafd sate and the |
* Mrs. J, H. Summers has hern painful- advertisement thereof, ami the le-idue, j
On Thursday ni fe ht, Feb. 2nd, |
the Good Samaritans will meet in
the Masonic Hall on Greeneville
Street. All members of the or
der are requested to be in attend
In .-a- of fire- ring ’phone 12o.
ty ill for several days. • *
Words fail to convey our feelings of
thunks to the gbod people of both town
and country for their kindness to u- on
tin- occasion of the death of our beloved
one-. May God's richest blessing- rest
upon each audevery one. is the pray.a- of
Mr... M. Bailey & Children.
if any, disposed of according to law.
This .ianuiny 2Jst, 1905. . .
,1 I,. patterA N,
Agent of Central ol Georgia J* va.y
Co., ut Newnan, Gu.
Hon II A. Hull and B. L.V.-.iiwim-,
Esq., are in New Orleans attending the
convention of cotton growers.
Mr*. W. Duke., of 1 Inppy Valley,
is sick ut this y nt mg
Dr. .1 I* Sunders, of Corinth visited
relative- mi Happy Valley and Roscoe
M mh Annie Newton gave an entertain
ment las: Friday night. A nice crowd
was pro. ' in. and hathu jolly time.
lyi r-. T, l.i. Newtiyt, of Surge-lit, who
has h i n quin; -iclr, is improving.
Mr. 'find Mrsl'O. T. Mi-weil visited in
Dodson Sunday •< '
• Mrs. E.-T. Carter is on tin- sick list
Miss; Allure Ringer is assisting Prof.
Roy Aimou in the Farmers High
Some of our farmers are “blue" over
holding their cotton. They were ad
vised to hold it Some say advice is
useless—a wise man don’t need it and a
fool won’t tuf.: it.