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NEWNAN, GA., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1905.
Death of Hon.
R. H. Hardaway
W. A. MANNON WRITES ON
Hon. R. H. Hardaway died at his
home in this city last Saturday
morning, after an illess of several
days ; the cause df his death being
Mr. Hardaway was one of New-
nan’s foremost citizens. He had
large business interests and was al
ways active in promoting the
growth and welfare of the city and
county. He was 67 years of,age;
a native of Meriwether county; and
a citizen of Newnan for, probably
35 years. As senion member of
the mercantile firm of Hardaway
& Hunter [established in 1872I he
was one of the oldest and most
widely known of Newnan’s mer
chants. He was, also, President
of the Coweta National Bank and
Vice President of the Newnan Cot
ton Mills, and was financially in
terested in other business inter
In 1901-2 Mr. Hardaway served
a term as State Senator from this
District; in which position he
served his constituuency and the
people of the State with fidelity
to their interests and honor to
As a citizen, Mr. Hardaway pos
sessed a genial and benevolent
nature. He won numerous warm
friends during his long business
and public career and always en
joyed their fullest confidence and
respect. His death cast a shadow
over many hearts besides those of
his immediate family and relatives,
and the city and county sustain
great loss by his decease.
Mr. Hardaway is survived by his
wife and four daughters. The lat
ter are Mrs. Mattie Slrickland,
Mrs. W. C. McBride and Misses
Corillc and Ruth Hardaway.
The funeral of Mr. Hardaway
occured at the Central Baptist'
church last Sunday afternoon, and
was in charge of his pastor, Rev.
J. S. Hardaway. Following the
minister’s feeling and forcible ser
mon and eulogy of the life and
character of the deceased, Rev. V.
A. Ham and Col. H. A. Hall were
called upon by the minister and in
response paid eloquent tribute to
the worth of Mr. Hardaway as a
citizen in public and private life.
Despite t v c extremely inclement
weather, the funeral service was
largely attended; another fact at
testing the friendship of the mass
es for their worthy and popular
J. H. COTTER APPOINTED TO
POSITION IN PANAMA.
A GREAT MEETING.
The Twenty-sixth State Con
vention of the Georgia Young
Men’s Christian Association will
be held at Waycross, February
18-21, 1905. Reduced rates have
been secured on the railroads and
free entertainment will be provid
The State Committee, through
the columns of this paper, extends
a special invitation to the men of
this community to be represented
and to participate in the discus
sions relating to definite religious
work among men and boys. Pas
tors of churches and their Chris
tian workerti who are interested in
the young men of their respective
towns are invited to attend.
Much has been said about the
Wall street bears, especially Mr.
Price. We have no ill feeling for
these gentlemen or their following.
We are only sorry that they have
chosen to use their talents in
a ficticious business
ing nothing, making noth nig, pro
ducing nothing, not even dealing
legitimately in the products or
wares grown or manufactured by
others. Sometimes these same
people are bulls. Unfortunately
they have many imitators through
out the South and they all play
bull or bear on cotton just as they
think will pay. Of course they
speculate on paper with other pro
ducts, stocks, etc. These smart
men will tell us that their exchang
es are a necessity. Just here is
where we differ. They make ot
themselves nothing more or less
than parasites, and we make bold
to say that we do not need any
drones, paper king bees, or para
sites connected with thegrowingor
handling of our cotton. One sea
son they will bankrupt our cotton
factories, thereby crippling con
sumption, next season force the
price shamefully low, thereby de
priving people Jwho grow it of the
ordinary comforts of life. This is
not right, and anything that is not j
right certainly is all wrong. It is
the cause of right we propose to
champion. W$ farmers propose to
fix the price of cotton at 10 cents
pound,^basis middling, exchange or
no exchange, and if my pen or
voice can possibly avail, we will
give it to the mills at io cents as
long as we have it, or so long as
they will take it. If they get tired
taking it, no use to offer less, we
will withdraw our offerings until
they can use more at the same
price. In this way the planter and
manufacturer can have a stable
business, the world can be sup
plied with cotton products at a
reasonable price, and we will all be
relieved of fluctuations to Unwar
ranted extremes either way. Some,
yes many, will laugh at the idea of
changing this modus operandi, but
I believe the intelligence and the
business capacity of the southern
cotton planter has been underrated.
They only wanted a feasible, plain
simple, plan by which they could
understand each other and agree
as to acreage and price. We be
lieve the plan has been solved, and
if the Southern farmers do not now
show to the world that they have
brains enough and manhood
enough to manage their own busi-
nessjand henceforth fix the price of
the crop tor which they toil, I will
feel like folding my tent and quiet
ly stealing away, never stopping to
camp until I have found a business
associate that I have beyond the
Mason and Dixon line.—W. A.
Brannon in Atlanta Sunday Jour
Washington, Feb. 11—J. H.
Cotter, ot LaGrange, has landed a
twenty five hundred dollar job on
the Panama C^nal. He was offered
this morning the post of assistant
commisarat at Colon and he ac
cepted the position at once. The
offer was made through Congress
man Adamson, whose Secretary
Mr. Cotter had been lor the past
Mr. Cotter will leavt for his new
post within a short tuhte. He IS a
graduate of Emory College and
practiced law at LaGrange for sev
eral years. He is a son of Rev.
J. W. Cotter, of the North Geor
gia Conference. Since coming to
Washington Mr. Cotter has n.atle
many warm,influential friends who
are to-day congratulating him on
his new appointment
ANOTHER METH0DI8T CHURCH
TO 8E ERECTED.
The W. S. Askew Co. has con
tracted to erect the new Method
ist church in east Newnan, which
will be known as the Loxejoy
Memorial Church. It will be a
large and comfortable wooden
buildirig, costing about $2,$00 in
addition to cost of the lot upon
which it is to be erected.
This building will fill an impor
tant place among the churches of
the city, as it has 1 long been need
ed; the Methodist church being
entirely inadequate for the needs
of the seven or eight hundred
members composing Rev. J. R.
King’s congregation. The build
ing it is proposed to erect in east
Newnan will alpo be an ornament
to that section of the city.
Lucky is the married woman
who can tell a lie—when she hears
Only a fool man will light a
lantern and start out to look for' invited to make short addresses to
trouble 1 the school on this occasion.
WILL CELEBRATE WASHINGTON’8
Madras High School, Miss Jen
nie L. Houston, Principal, will
celebrate Washington’s birthday,
(Fep, 22nd) with appropriate exer
cises. The exercises will occur in
the afternoon and will consist
principally of recitations and
speeches by the school children.
County School Commissioner V.
A. Ham, Dr. G. A. Nunnally and
the Editor of the News have been
ITALIAN LAB0RER8 IN GRIFFIN
Some twenty-five Italian labor
ers—regular Dagoes—arrived on
yesterday morning’s train from
Savannah, to work on the laying
of Griffin’s sewerage and water sys.
tern. They were all housed in
Alma Hall, in one room of which
the contractors, John H. McKen
zie’s Sons, have their office, j
Twenty-five more are expected in j
a few days.
McKenzie’s Sons say this is j
their first experiment with this
class of laborers. They were
obliged to do something, as they
could not get all the competent
negroes they wanted, and more
over a negro who gets a dollar a
day soon gets so rich that he does
not see the necessity of working
six days in the week, and is always
taking a day off, to the great hin
drance of the work of excavation.
If the Italians prove a success
here, and hold out through the
job, which will last many months,
they will be given jobs in the
brick yards of McKenzie’s Sons at
It is now fully up to the South
to say whether or not she wants to
make an experiment with Italian
laborers. It is stated that during
the months of April and May
there will arrive in this country
about 100,000 Italians. The South
can have as many as she wants of
them by simply making an effort
to get them. , They have no par
ticular destination after arriving
in New York.
Southern contractors and even
Southern farmers say they .are
tired of the negro laborer. They
can't get him to work as faithfully
as he once did. He is fond of the
town, and as a citizen of a town he
is apt to become thriftless. Of
course, this cannot be said of all
negroes. A big per centage of
them are faithful and reliable
workers. Taken as a whole, how
ever, they are not giving satisfac
Last season the farmers had
much difficulty in getting their
cotton picked. At all times now
they are finding difficulty in get
ting labor. Besides, the negrQ
doesn’t seem to be ambitious and
-thrifty. He doesn’t make the kind
of a citizen that helps to build tip
a town or settle up a country dis
Would Italians be an improve
ment? Would they , make indus
trious and thrifty citizens? Would
they take up land and become well-
to-do farmers? These are ques
tions for those who have the mat
ter of securing immigration for
OEATH OF MR8. TH0MA8 LEIGH
Mrs. Mary Brewster Leigh, wife
of Capt. Thomas Leigh, died at
her home in this city Monday
morning, after an illness of some
length, aged about 67 years.
Mrs. Leigh was one of the best
women of this city. She was
widely known as a lady of the
highest type of Christian character I j A '. Morgan, to Fulton;
j and was universally admired and sfaickland to Iroup; J.
j esteemed, by a large circle of i Stephens, Mrs. Frances
Judge L. A. Perdue is engaged
in paying the claims of Coweta
County pensioners. The rough
weather has prevented some of the
pensioners from visiting the Ordi
nary’s office and the work of pay
mg out the money has, therefore,
been proceeding with less dis
patch than usual.
Coweta County has 234 pension
ers on the roll this year. There
are 52 invalid soldiers, 113 indi
gent soldiers, 36 soldiers’ widows,
and 23 indigent widows. These
pensioners will receive $14,120; an
increase ok $100 over last year.
Since the last payment was made
the following changes have been
made in the pension roll:
John Smith, Lewis Slaughter. In
valid soldiers: D. F. Brewster, J.
I). Carrington, W. R. Summers.
Soldiers' widows: Mrs. M. E. Me
Clure. Indigent widows: Mrs. Ann
( E. Morrow. Unaccounted for:
j Ira Condor, A. S. Gable.
I Transferred to other counties.-
W. J. Crawford, J. M. Entrekin,
friends, for the gentleness and
beauty of her character and life.
The deceased was a sister of
Major J. P. Brewster, of this city,
and of Hon. P. H. Brewster, of
Atlanta; and is also survived by
her husband and four children.
The fyaeral and burial of Mrs.
Leigh occurred Tuesday in this
city. She was a consecrated mem
ber of the Methodist church and
the funeral service, conducted at
the home, was in charge of her
pastor. Rev. J. R. King, who was
assisted by Revs.A. J. Hughes and | R jj rooks> j H
Montgomery, F. M.
V. Smith, Mrs. A. J.
J; W. Cotter.
Carrollton, Ga., Feb. 14.—Hon.
W. J. Whatley, fof many years
connected with^the faculty of Bow-
don College, is dead. He leaves
a wife and four children. At the
time of his death he was a mem
ber of the board of trustees of the
white, to Heard; Benj. Williamson,
S. M. Shornpson, to Carroll; Mrs.
Ellen Reid, to Spalding; Mrs. S.
S. Nickles, to Fayette.
Transferred from other counties.
—J. T. Freeman, T. H. Carlton,
F. M. Mashburn, Mrs. Maria Ter
roll, from Carroll; R. L. Hopson,
from Troup; C. F. McDonald, from
Haralson: J. M. .Mobley, from
Newton; W. M. Quick, from
Spalding; Walker Jackson, from
Fulton; T. M. Arnold,from Dooly.
Added to Roll in County—W.
Hall, D. A.
the. Soqth under consideration.. If
Italians make the sort of citizens-
that are desirable, efforts could be
made'to gdt a share of those who
will arrive in April and May
These Italian laborers that come
to Griffin will be accompanied by
a foreman.* They don’t know the
English language,and hertce would
not be able to get along very well
without some one to guide them.
If they give, satisfaction, if they
prove themselves to be faithful
and efficient workers, they will be
followed by other Italians. Farm
ers and contractors are certain to
employ the best workers they can
get. They have no sentiment in
the matter. Besides, the Italians
have this great advantage, they
can be assimilated^ and, it they
have the necessary qualifications,
a percentage of them will develop
into important members of the
communities in which they settle,
f, If the avefage negro had the
faculty of seeing into the future,
he would see grave source of ap
prehension irt this first effort
8MALL 8ALE OF FERTILIZERS.
Columsus, Ga., Feb. 13.—Ferti
lizer meh in west Georgia and east
Alabama realize that the farmers
are adhering to their pledge to
reduce cotton acreage and amount
of fertilizers used. The sale of
fertilizer is by far the lightest in
Shquld the farmers now, decide
to use. the regular quantity the
manufacturers would be unable to
deliver it. Not only have they
made fertilizer witlra view to short
orders, but have taken all
advance orders, as is the
custom. The mills could not now
turn out the usual supply, and it
is a certainty that the farmers will
do without the same amount as
Farmers High School is pre
paring to celebrate Washington’s
birthday, Feb. 22nd.
Miss Earlide Johnson returned
home Saturday, after spending
some time with her sister, Mrs.
T. B. Newton. 1
Mrs. W. A. Arnold left Wednes
day for Florida, where she will
spend a couple of weeks with her
brdther. Ernest Willcoyon.
Mrs. G. S. Watfren has been on
the sick list, but are glad to know
tp; she is improving.
supplant him as a laborer on
Southern soil. But he literally
takes no thought for the morrow,
and will probably be glad of such
an excuse for not working.—Grif
fin News and Sun,
Miss Clyde Copeland returned,
home Friday, after spending a
couple of weeks with her uncle
and aunt in Carroll County.
The library of Farmers High
School is still growing.