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NEWNAN, GA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1. 1905.
Monument Fund Superior Court
The Sam Faver monument fund
, is growing, and the indications
point to the complete success of
this movement to honor the mem-
' ory of one of. the iriost unselfish
t . and golden hearted Citizens Cow
eta county has ever had. A num-
, ber of contributions to . this fund
have been received by the News
ansi, by officials of the county. The
. first contribution of $i .oo, received
by the .News, was accompanied by
, this letter; 1
Enclosed find $1.00 for the
Samuel Faver monument fund. I
Coweta Superior Court convenes
for the March term on next Mon
day morning, and for the first
term in the new court • house.
Judge R. W. Freeman will preside
on the bench and Solicitor Gener
al J. R. Terrell will be present to
represent the Sfate.
Eight negroes and three white
men are in jail awaiting trial at
this term of court. Their names
and the charges against them are
L. M. Hall and F. M. Alams,
both white, charged with murder.
Nathan Brown and Henry John
son, both colored, murder.
Joe Williams, colored, assault
send it to you because I think it
a good plan for the News tore- ^VtenTtTmurler
ceive subscriptions. I hope every
one whose life he blessed will re
spond, if it is only a penny; and
we can rear to this unselfish heart
such a monument as he deserves.
From faraway Texas a contribu
tion to this fund has also been re
ceived. It came from the Clerk
of Wood County District Court, i
Mr. W. C. Benton, who is well
known in Coweta County. With j
his contribution Mr. Benton sent i
the following letter;
Buddy Roe, colored, rape.
Charlie Long, colored, burglary.
Gene Graham, colored, assault
George Vaughan and Isaiah
Dennis, both colored, simple larce
J. C. Connally, white, forgery.
There is about the usual amount
of business set for hearing at this
term and court will be in session
Grand Jurors drawn for March
Quitman, lexas, heb. 16, I9°5* .Term, 1905, Coweta Superior
Editor News:—I receive your| Court
paper once a week, and certainly
appreciate the same. Always ap
predate the news from “Good Old
I notice the good people of Cow
eta County have started a move
ment to raise a fund for the erec
tion of a handsome monument over
the last resting place of that most
worthy gentleman, Sam L. Faver.
I want to contribute a small
amount to this fund,not for hohor,
but for friendship and brotherly
love toward this deceased brother
and his dear family. You state in
vour paper that he had thousands
of friends in your county and ad
joining counties; and I want to
state that he had a friend in the
Lone Star State ind I want to tell
In the year of 1903 my mother
and myself visited relatives and
friends in and around the city of
Newnan, and on one occasion I
went into the office of the Clerk of
the Superior Court and was in
troduced to Mr. Faver and his
I P Bradley. T E Atkinson, W
G Sadler, ]' M Kidd, Geo P Hod-
nett, E M Fambo, E M Yeager,
M D Thurman, N W Collinswortb,
J C Hunter, J R Cole, C F Sasser,
I N Orr, Jr., J I Scroggins, M J
Stewart. H H North, F M Scott,
J L Bean, L A Hunter, S W Mur
ray, A E B.ewster, G O Scroggins,
J Y McDonald, T M Goodrum, L
W Bowers, J J Goodrum, P F Cut-
tino, J T Arnall, H H Harrison
W W Spence.
Comptroller General W. A.
Wright was served yesterday with
notice of a suit for injtraction
brough in Coweta superior* fcourt
against the tax collector and •her-
iff of the county to prcyef4 levy
and sale of property bdongitaf to
the Bank of Senoia under aatcu-
tion for occupation tax claNMtod to
be due by President W. S v . Mfttham.
Under the state lajr *n . occupa
tion tax of $iO is reqnirMkto be
paid by each bank presMettH* the
state, as well as by presUMfits of
other corporations and by profes
The tax collector of Coweta
county sought to collect this tax
from President Witham, but pay
ment was refused. Similar refus
als were met during a period of
four years, it is stated, from 1899
to 1903. Thereupon the tax col
lector assessed a double tax against
the president of the Bank of Senoia
and sought to collect a total of $80
for the four years instead of $40.
It appears that levy was made on
property of the bank to satisfy this
claim and immediately a suit tor in
junction was brougt to prevent its
collection. In is understood the
law will be fought in the courts on
constitutional and other grounds,
President Witham claiming that he
connot not be held liable for the
$50,000 to Bill
Washington, D. C., Feb. 27.—
At the night session of the House
an amendment to the pending sun
dry civil appropriation bill«was
adopted adding fifty thousand dol
lars to the amount for geological
bureau for -topographical surveys.
This was. introduced, by Judge
Adamson of Georgia -.and • was
strongly opposed by Chairman
Hemenway of the ebra’itfittee on
appropriations, but the Georgian
carried it through. The special
purpose of the addition is to give
the bureau rrtoney with which; to
extend the topographical surveys
in the Southern states.
Traverse Jurors for 1st week of
March Term, 1905.
W M Phillips, J R Hodge, H E
Taylor, W B Baggerly, R N Cole,
R W Hamrick, Jr., I H Meadows,
J J Davis, J H Reynolds,B Sas
ser, W F Stewart, S J Cavorider,
J B Ramey, W L Carmical Jet M
Austin, W C Elmore, J N Nixon,
John D Faver, J C Hardy, J W
Banks, Jeff Cotton, A M Norris,
F I Welch, Owen Steed, Simon
Addy, John W Hodnett, C B Nix-
Deputy Clerk-[whose name I do!on, W T Dyer, Mack S Morgan,
not remember] by Mr. F. m. Wal- i R Pitts, S W Woods, W S John-j 0 f temperance. Don’t let our
W.6.T. U. MEETING.
On Monday March 20th at 3 P.
M. in the Library Assembly room
the Womans’ Christian Temper
ance Union will meet. All the
members are especially requested
to attend and bring as many others
as they can with them. There is
a lot of business on hand that
’Should be attended to as early as
possible. Several Offices to be
filled. With the few who ‘have
been attending for several months
past, it is impossible to fill all the
offices. This is a noble work
and every woman in Newr.afl
should take hold of .it and try by
the help of God to raise up.a gen :
eration that will command the ap
proval of our Blesed Savior, and
each one feel that they are rri
sponsible for the character of som,e,
one. This work is-not confined to
married and elderly single women,
but to young women. Even girls
can do untold good along the line
The ground is being cleaned off
to build more houses in our new
Mrs. Beulah Johnson,after spend
ing several days with relatives here
has returned to Canon, Ga.
Little Ruth, daughter of Mrs.
Hiram Mobley, has been quite sick
for several days..
Mrs. R. A. Field is very rapidly
recovering from her long and seri
ous illness. Mrs. Field is one ot
our noblest women. She was for
a long time President of the W. C.
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthut Gilman is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Whatley moved to
East Point fast Monday.
Mrs. Nancy Owens has had a
hard. struggle with la grippe the
past week and is still in a critical
The machinery for the new mill
has been received and it will not
be long before more hands dan get
Llewllyot -little.son-of Mrs. £)|-
leh'Smith, is improving some after
a ionjf attack bf’ pneumonia.
Miss Lela.Cannon, of Sparten-
burg, S-Cm is visiting Mrs. Nancy
Ray and Mrs. Kate Walker. Miss
Carfnort iso fine music teacher and
would like" to' teach’ a class here.
Mrs, Charlie Spencer has been"
confined tp fifr bee], several days
with la grippe, , ...
T " George Turner has -moved >to
LaGVaoge arid^one to work in the'
mill, 1: ■■■.
• Charlie Turner was sick several
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Allen, who
moved to the counfry two months
On Saturday evening, April rst*
a benefit Lyceum entertainment
will be given ,4t the Auditorium.
The entertainment will be furnish
ed by the Alkahest Lyceum Bu
reau in compliment to Mr. Franc
Campbell, in recognition of the
faithful worjk he has performed in
the interest of the local Lyceum
The benefit performance will be
given by the Kling-Pace Company,
a splendid concert company. The
entertainment is entitled “An
Evening of Song and Story.”
Mr. Campbell has generously
agreed to divide the proceeds of
his benefit with the Presbyterian
church—the money to be added to
the funds now being expended in
repairing and improving that
building. Mr. Campbell's person
al popularity, and this display of
generosity in aiding a worthy
cause,will certainly make his bene
fit one of the financially successful
entertainments of the season.
tom, a relative of mine and friend
of Mr. Faver. When he [ Faver [
met me and gave me that hearty
hand-shake, from the smile of wel
come that rolled over his face, I
saw there was something in that
man’s heart that I am now unable
to explain for the want ot
son, W T Neill, E H Powers,
O Herndon, J H Keith.
sary language to express myself.
Yet, I know I was a welcomed
stranger in his office; and, too, I
shall ever remember the smile of
welcome upon the face of Mr.
Fair’s Deputy Clerk; and no
doubt this good man aided Mr.
Faver in entertaining his many
friends and strangers like-myself.
Today I send my mail to the
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Coweta county, $1.00, and have
-asked him to add this small con
tribution to the fund above refer
red to. W. C. Benton.
ters and their big company come
for an engagement of three nights
and Wednesday matinee. The
company comes highly recom-
neces j mended and will no doubt delight
ago, have moved back and resumed
young men and boys become de-! their p i ac es in the mill. They
based on account of neglect on oun have decided that there is no place
part. Let us weep and pray much] ]j^ e Newnan.
in their behalf. “They that go | Mrs, Fannie Melton, ot La-
forth weeping, bearing precious [ Grange, was ,tfie guest of Mfs.
Charlie Turner a few days last
THE PAYTON 818TER8 COMING.
The next attraction at the Au
ditorium will be Monday next,
March 6 th, when the Payton
the patrons of the theatre with
some of the best plays ever seen
here at popular prices. They not
only have a complete company of
dramatic people, but carry a num
ber of high salaried vaudeville
artists, who give singing, dancing,
novelty and comedy specialties be
tween all the acts. The play and
vaudeville features will be changed
They will^ produce for the open
ing bill “Utah," a story of life, in
and about Salt Lake City, Utah,
during the Mormon regime in that
state; and is one of the strongest
plays in their repertorie. It is full
of good, wholesome comedy from
start to finish.
Prices 25, 35 and 50 cents.
seed, shall doutbless come again
rejoicing, bringing their sheaves
Mrs. J. H. S.
MU8ICALE AT FARMERS HIGH
The music pupils of Farmers
High School, at Sargent, will give
an entertainment on Saturday, 1
March 4th, at 7 o'clock, p. m. j
Prices of admission will be only 10
and 15 cents. This entertainment; '
should be liberally patronized by nanqy
the people in"‘that section of the j R. M. Wafi£, of Hogahsville, has
county. ; been visiting his brother, R. H.
AT FIR8T BAPTI8T CHURCH -Ware, Of this place. ;
Dr. Nunnally, last Sunday, dis-f Capt, Jas. B. Martin, and wife,
cussed the “Fatherhood of God’ 1 of Carrollton, have returned home
and “The Regeneration of the after a visit to- their children.
Mr. Emory Pitman came back
from Porterdale last week and
went to work in the mill.
Mr. Ellis McMichael was in town
Miss Ima McGee, who has been
so low with pneumonia, is conva
Soul.” Next Sunday he will have
for his theme, “The Scriptural
Name of the Child’’ and “The
Proper Food for a Young Con-
Capt. Martin lived in this county
some 20 odd years ago, and will be
remembered by many of the News’
He has just stood civil service ex
amination for postal clerk and soon
will enter upon his duties on the
Just over the river in Carroll
county. Mr. L. S. Echols sold at
public auction 900 bushels of fine
corn last week. It was sold in
lots of 25 bushels and brought
from 55 to 60 cents per bushel.
Mr. Echols moves soon to Clay
The glorious sunshine of the
last few days has put new life in
to the farmers.
The action of the county school
board in extending the scholastic
year to the 31st of August will
meet with general satisfaction
among the farming class, thus en
abling them to have a free sum
mer school. The months of July
ahd August are the only months
in’the year that some of the poorer
country people can send their
children to school, being unable to
-provide sufficient clothing tor
them during the severe winter
wfeathef arid' being compelled to
^se^theib in making and gathering
their crops. Thus it can be seen
that “lay-by time” is their only
chance and without a summer
school many poor children would
.Ue.doprned to illiteracy. The Board
has acted wisely and the country
people appreciate the change. Let
the legislature separate the taxes
of the white and black and give to
each his own for educational pur
poses, and that will be a long de
ferred step in the right direction,
and the legislature so doing
will distinguish itself as statesmen
It seems that Billie Osborn has
had a peep behind the scenes in
state politics and is giving us some
racy reading on the subject. Hav
ing disposed of “Nute Morris of
Marietta, Cobb county, Georgia,”
in short order and put Steed out
of the ring without strain, he now
has his guns turned on his own
“aort. pf.folk’’ and is telling all
sorts of funny tales “out of school”
on his own candidate. Verily,
politics does make strange bed
fellows, and Fogle’s definition is
the best one yet.
The public cordially
in-(readers. Mr. Andrew Martin, also
! of Carrollton, is on a visit here.
Tile News has the best clubbing
offers with ail the leading news
papers and magazines. tf.