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NEWNAN, GA., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 8. 1905.
Planters Don On Death ol
Fiffhtini? Clothes, Dr. Wel Iborn
Shot Fred Martin
Landed in Jail
The farmers of Coweta have Columbus, Ga., February I — While scuffling over a 32-calibre
donned their fighting clothes and I Dr. A. R. Well born.aged 83 years, revolver last Monday afternoon,
jumped into the cotton fight to j father of Mrs. John Blackmar,died Wyatt Saxon shot Fred Martin,
win. The Cotton Growers’ Asso- at his daughter's home this morn- the ball entering the latter’s hip.
ciation held a meeting in the court ^ ing. He Was born in Wilkes coun- Both are well known boys of the
house last Tuesday and there was j ty, Georgia, being a son of Abner | city. The wound is painful, but
a large attendance of enthusiastic | Wellborn. He graduated at the ; not serious. A physician was
cotton planters and business men. | medical college in New York in j called and extracted the ball from
Mr. W. A. Brannon’s plan for re-j 1845 and located in Newnan, prac-l the boy’s hip.
ducing cotton acreage and holding j ticing medicine with Dr. Calhoun, j
cotton for ten cents was endorsed In 1852 he married Miss Georgia j COWETA COUNTY CITIZEN WILL
by the meeting; and it is also pro-1 Ann Ray, a daughter of Judge i HOLD 100 BALE8 COTTON,
posed to reduce the consumption John Ray, of Newnan. In 1864 he | A, Brannon, well known
of guano 25 per cent. Committees | moved to Clinch county, Georgia, ] f aim er and merchant,of Moreland,
were appointed to canvass each where he had large farming inter- j (j 0 weta County, comes forward
district in the county and secure
written pledges of the kind sug
gested by Mr. Brannon. These
The good work of Newnan’s ef
ficient police force has landed two
notorious negro thieves in jail
during the past week. George
Vaughan was caught last Friday
night by Policeman Shackleford
and Fincannon, and Charlie Long
was captured last Wednesday
night by Chief Brewster and Po
Hon. 8. L. Faver
Some of the friends of the late
Hon. S. L. Faver have started a
movement to raise a fund for the
erection of a handsome monument
over the last resting place of the
remains of that most worthy gen
tlemen. Sam Faver, as he was fa
miliarly anci affectionately spoken
of throughout Coweta county, was
committees are as follows:
1st District—M. H. Couch, Ed
Sasser, Emmett Freeman.
2nd—H. Young, W. A. Bran-
nan, J. W. Hairston.
jrd—j.p. Bohanon, J. L. Lane,
J. T. Brooks.
4th—Edgar Meriwether. W. L.
Crowder, J. B. Strong. ] from 1879 to I896, and since then
5th~R. I*. Davis, W. A. Potts, j had resided in Columbus.—Atlanta
ests. He was surgeon for a re g'-j with a feasible plan bv which the
ment ot state troops during a por- j f armers 0 f the South can hold two
tion of the civil war. In 1847 he million bales of cotton until Octo-
was elected Clerk of the Superior ij 0r next and j nsure the reduction
Court of Coweta County without j 0 f acreage by 25 per cent, as
solicitation. In 1877 th e death of 'agreed upon at New Orleans,
his wife occu r red. When 16 years'
1 one of the best and most deserved-
Long is charged with breaking' ly popular citizens the county has
open and robbing freight cars on 1 ever had. He was the friend and
the Central Railroad, at or near I servant of all; and probablv per-
the Coweta Fertilizer Co’s plant, formed more deeds of kindness,
more acts of courtesy and contrib
uted more time and personal effort
to helping his fellow citizens than
of age Dr. Wellborn joined the
Baptist church and was a faithful
and active member of the church
all his life. He resided in Atlanta
He is an cxconvict and well known
bad negro. After his capture two
hams, eight pairs of shoes and five
bolts of sheeting, all stolen goods, j any man who has ever been a rcsi-
were recovered. ■ dent of the county.
Vaughan stole a pistol belong- San. Faver had thousands of
ing to Dr. Thomos Cole and was 1 friends in this and adjoining coun-
Mr. Brannon proposes to make I arre9ted for this act ’ and in his | ties, and they desire to do honor to
The Journal the medium through j possession was f ou r Hl an overcoat his memory. So this movement
which the farmers of the South
shall pledge themselves to reduce! cdot * ies
| and suit case containing a suit of j has been started ; and it is hoped
These had been stolen 1 that every person who mourns the
W. A. Herring.
6th—W. B. North, G. E. Parks,
George Wynn, J. Y. McDonald.
7th—N. W. Collinsworth, Orrin
Crawford, R. N. Winkles.
Cedar Creek—L. M. McGhee,
T. M. Sewell, L. P. Glass.
Panther Creek—A. B. Hyde, J.
P. Jones, C. T. Sewell.
Hurricane—B. H. Dial, W. J.
Amis, T. C. Dixon.
Grantville—S. E. Leigh, L. W.
Bohannon, T. M. Zellars.
Turin—Fred Hunter.J. B. Shell,
J. M. Strickland.
Haralson—W. O. Herndon,Lon
Gray, G. P. Hodnett.
from a conductor on
M MEMORY OF 8AMUEL LUMPKIN
Adopted by Newuan Lodge, F. & A.M.,
No 60. .
Whereas, In the mysterious workings
of the Supreme Architect of the Uni
verse, He lias seen fit to call from labor
to refreshment, the spirit of our dearly
beloved friend and brothor, Samuel
Lumpkin Faver and,
Whereas, We meekly and humbly
bow to the mandate? whioh calls our
brother from a world of sorrow and of
pain, to the brighter realms of bliss
eternal, ou whose shores the everlasting
sunshine of eternal day is radiated from
the face of Him who sitteth upon the
throne, nnd who is the Grand Master of
the Grand Lodge above.
In the death of Bro. Faver the county
has lost a faithful and efficient public
officer; the community and city a citi
zen whose life has been one of self-sacri
fice and of loyalty to his friends and
neighbors; his family fireside the loving,
dutiful husband, and doting and in
dulgent father; and this, his lodge, lias
lost one of its most beloved and unsel
Bro. Faver was lmppy, indeed, in his
domestic relations; devoted, bind and
companionable; warm in his affections,
constant in his friendships.
His friends were numbered by the
scores and hundreds, and all that knew
him, felt that lie had their interests at
heart, and loved and cherished him as a
friend tried and true.
He was a man distinctively of the
peoole; he knew their way of living,
their lines of thought, their wants and
desires; and his greatest pleasure was to
help somebody ;Jto make their lives more
comfortable, to benefit them, to lessen
their burdens, to lighten their cares. He
was exceedingly courteous and affable
to all. and the grace of his manner was
such that he always received the same
considerate treatment that he extended
During the long weary months of sick
ness and suffering he was always cheer
ful, and no one ever heard him com
plain of his lot.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
In writing the News to have
postoffice address changed, sub
scribers will please give old post-
office address, and number of
route, if they get paper by free de
livery. Attention to this little
matter will save the News’ mailing
clerk mnch annoyance. It works
A subscriber writes, “Please
change John Blank’s News to
Moreland." He fails to give his
former address, and the mailing
clerk will have to go through a
list of hundreds of names [in type]
to find “John Blank’s’’ narpe at
his old address.
In asking to have the ,News
changed, “John Blank” should use
Change John Blank’s News
from Grantville (give the number
of route, if received by free de
livery) to Moreland; giving num
ber of route again, if received in
Due attention to this matter,by
subscribers, will greatly facilitate
the changing of po3toffice address
es and will help the mailing clerk
in the News office to make quick
and correct changes. 4t
their cotton acreage and to hold a
certain number of bales until Oc
tober next. He has himself sign-; — —
ed a pledge before a notary public. GREELY PHILLIPS GET8 INDEFINITE
The plan proposed by Mr. Bran
non and inaugurated .by him today
with his signed pledge, in which
he agrees to hold 100 bales of cot
ton until next October, and to cut
down his cotton acreage 25 per
cent., will strike the farmers of
the south as a most feasible one,
and thousands will no doubt take
advantage of it, The Journal free
ly offers its columns to the farm
ers and will act as a clearing house
through which they may absolutely
control the situation and dictate
the price of the great southern
crop. Mr. Brannon has blazed the
way and the farmers of the South
who have expressed their unmis
takable determination to hold the
present crop and reduce the acre
age, wilf follow him at once.—At
lanta Sunday Journal.
Greely Phillips will not hang
Friday and it is not probable that
death of Sam Faver, and wishes to
honor the memory of this man
who was the friend of humanity,
will contribute a small amount to
this monument fund. Men, wom
en and children may contribute
any amount from one cent up.
The News has not been asked
lie will hang soon. Greely s case J l0 nanic an y custodian of this fund,
is hung up on a legal snag and, in ( but it suggests that contributions
be turned over to the officials of
and knew that the summons to oross the
dafk river might come at any hour, But
death had no terrors for him, and he
looked forward calmly and serenely to
the life beyond.
A deep religious conviction sustained
him ns the last; hour approached, and he
feared no evil as he drew uepr the val
ley of the shadow of death.
The pathetic devotion of his family j with it
during his long affliction was the fittest
reward for his own generous solicitude
as a loving, devoted father and husband.
We deem it a special privilege to con
tribute a modest leaf of laurel to his
Therefore, Be it Resolved, that this
lodge adopt the foregoing as a memorial
of respect for our deceased brother;that
a page on the minutes of this .lodge be
dedicated to his memory, and that a
copy of this tribute be sent to the fam
ily of the deceased, and copies be furn
ished the Newnan papers and to the Se-
noia Enterprise—with the reqiyist that
the same be published.
L. A. Perdue,
J. L. Brown,
The memory of the oldest in
habitant runneth not back to a
time when the Weather Man gave
this section such a rough, raw, icy
chunk of weather as he handed out
last Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day; and the brar.d we’ve been
getting since Monday is but little
improved. In fact, at this writing,
[Wednesday afternoon] it seems
that we are to have a repetition of
Saturday and Sunday’s freeze and
: that the face of Nature will again
the meantime, Greely will hang on
to the “brittle thread of lite,” or '
words to that effect.
Greelv’s new lease on life is the]
result of the efforts of his attorney, j
A. H. Freeman, and the le 6 al pro
cedure necessary in the accom
plishment of his purpose was some
what like this:
Application for writ of habeas
corpus was made to Judge R. W.
Freeman. Application was deni
ed and Phillips excepted to the or
der refusing the writ; the conten
tion being that Phillips’ trial at
March term, 1904, of Superior
Court was illegal, on the ground
that three of the grand jurors who
signed the indictment against him
were disqualified. After the bill
of exception was signed, Judge
Freeman granted a supercedeas
until 1 he case can be finally dis
posed of by the Supreme Court.
In this manner Phillips’ life will
be prolonged for an indefinite
period, and nobody is now able to
name the exact date of his execu
tion—if it ever occurs at all.
I O. P. Handers of Roscoe, has been
! under the treatment of Dr. .1
Coweta county and these gentle
men can take such steps as they
deem advisable in caring for the
funds until a sufficient amount for
the object in view has been col
Prayer meeting on Thursday at
7.00 P. M., at the Court House.
Also Sabbath School at 9:45 A.
M., on Sunday. No preaching on
Sabbath in view of the Pastor’s
absence that day at Turin.
be covered with ice by Thursday j under the treatment of Dr. J. R. Hew
morning. j ell. of Carrollton, for the pa,-it few days
There was more ice in Newnan i for rheumatism,
and Coweta County Sunday and
Our R. F. I), carrier, Mr. J K. Jack-
son, has .been carrying the mail over
Monday than was ever seen berfore., , t in ( .t e< . r i rnonfcliH tvnrl Inst Monday was
The trees were weighted down the first day lie missed, except
and broken branches al-: and Sundays. The roads wen
most blockaded some of the ,or ,lim Monday.
. . 1 r, On account of the sleet we did not
streets acid county roads. Damage u , .
J , have Sunday sphoo! last Sunday.
to timber and fruit trees is great, \y,. [ eam that Hon. L. M. Farmer will j
The only place in Newnan you can
He clung tenaciously to lite as long as j g et - pure leaf lard is at Newuan Market
possible, he understood his condition 1 & Go’s 3fc
some fine shade trees in the city
being almost ruined.
DEATH OF MR8. JENNIE TH0MP80N.
Mrs. Jennie Thompson, who died at
her home in the Sixth District last week,
was one of Coweta county’s oldest and
most respected women. She was 84
years of age, and is survived by live
children and other relatives. Her chil
dren are R. P. Thompson, EsqT, and
Mrs. W. H. Smith, of this county; Mrs.
Fannie Collins, of Macon; Messrs. D. 3.
and 3. H. Thompson, of Texas.
Arthur Bailey, of Cordele, oatno up
to bo present at the Bailey-Askew mar
riage and returned home last Friday.
Mrs. F. P. Hunter spent a few days
last week with her parents,Mr. and Mrs.
Carpenter, noar Newnan.
There was no school Monday on ac
count of the cold weather.
The Reading Olnb and The Woman's
Glub met at the school house last Friday
afternoon for the purpose of uniting the
two us one.
No artist can paint a piotpre so beati-
ful ns nature made two or three days
Miss Minnie Hunter, of White Oak,
' visited Mrs. Jennie Hardy last week.
Mrs. Fred Martin is spending several
j weeks with her homo folks at Luthers-
Miss Daisy Couch, of LutherHvillo, is
. visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Martini
<fur people-are. talking of havinga hank
1 before long. Hurrah for our little busi-
1 uess-liko town!
Mr. Nick Martin went toHenoiaTues
day to buy a horse.
Mr. (ins Hayriie is very sick with
deliver an address m the interest of Sun
day school work at Macedonia, Feb. I!(, ]
atlfP. M. Let everybody come and The La , heg < Auxil)ttry Hoard of the
hear what tie lias to say. Oaruegia Library held its first ineet-
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are now j ^ for the y( . ar thiH week and elected
the following officers:
Mrs. Michael Powell, Ohairmau; Miss
Jennie Burpee, Hecretary.
Messrs. W. A. Brannon, J. W. Hairs-
living in the Methodist parsonage at
Sargent, which was recently vacated by
Rev. Mr. Meacham nnd family who
moved to Newnan.
A negro woman living ou Mr. O. T.
Sewell’s plautation left .her two little - i° u and A. H. Young have issued a call.
children at home last Snnday afternoon
a jd the clothing of the smallest one (3
years of age) caught fire and it was badly
b mod. It died Monday morning,
For Sale—Three registered Jersey
cows, with young calves. Calves sub
ject to registration. Will sell reason-
able. Newnan Market & Ice Co. '-ft. Worris Co. Newnan Market & Ice Co.
< Special prices to merchantsou stuffed
a id unstuffed sausage. (Jut of town
trade solicited. Brokers for Nelson
to the farmers of the Second District to
m6et on the 11th, inst., at Moreland in
stead of Young’s Tan Yard, to dismiss
the cotton situation.
Mr. C. H. Graham, of the firm of
Bailey and Graham, New York, who
has been spending the past ter. days in
Newnan among the -octon 1,avers,left
Tuesday for South Georgia.