of Coweta County.
Cbc Ntwnan (Sdcckl)) J^cws
of Coweta County.
NEWNAN, GA„ FRIDAY. MAY 5. 1905.
Read the Advertisements in The News and Trade with its Advertisers.
News From All Over the County <;
GATHERED BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS
R. M. Stevens visited relatives
in Fayette county Saturday and
J. L. Almon, who has been seri
ously ill for the past ten days, is
now much improved.
Mrs. J. W. Duncan and children,
of Newnan, were visiting relatives
here Sunday and Monday.
Several from this place went up
to Atlanta last Saturday with the
picnic excursion from Newnan.
William Sims, of Carrollton,
visited his brother, D. A. Sims, in
the city, Saturday and Sunday.
Dr. J. R. M. Carter and wife, of
Yellow Dirt, Heard county, visited
friends in Whitesburg recently.
E. A. Richardson, a prominent
merchant of Whitesburg, made a
business trip to Newnan this week,
J. H. Lipscomb and W.A. Pate,
two of our good citizens, went up
to Carrollton on business Monday.
Miss Mariah Camp, of County
Line, is spending the week with
her brother, Postmaster T. W.
Mrs. J. W. McLeod and children
are expected home today, after a
few days’visit to her sister, near
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Adderhold,
of Carrollton, visited the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jethro
Jones, near town, Sunday.
Dr. W. H. Austin, an oculist
from Griilin, spent several days in
the city iast week fitting a num
ber of our people with spectacles.
The rainfall here has been quite
heavy since Saturday. Tuesday
night’s rain was the heaviest of
the week up to this time [Wed
Dr. G. W. Burnett is having
one of his dwelling houses, now
occupied by Dr. Reeves, painted.
This will greatly improve its ap
Miss Emma Pullen, of Yellowt
Dirt, visited in Whitesburg the
first of the week. Miss Pullen is
the accomplished teacher at
Rotherwood school, four miles
Rev. W. A. Parks, of Moore’s
Ferry, near town, went over to
Palmetto Saturday afternoon,
where he preached at the Metho
dist church on Sunday, in the ab
sence of the pastor. _
Hutcheson College will close its
spring session about the first of
June. Commencement exercises
will be held beginning the first
Sunday in June. A full program
of the exercises will be given later.
The infant child of Rev. E. G
Thomason of Emerson, Ga., was
brought here for burial Tuesday
night. The interment took place
Wednesday at the city cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomason formerly
A large party ot young people
from Villa Rica, among them the
Misses Kilgore, sisters of Miss
Claudia Kilgore, one of the teach
ers in the school here, and Mes
srs. Bagwell, Hollman, Henslee
and Kilgore visited in the city
Moore, one of our best citizens,
and Miss Lizzie Brown, an accom
plished young lady of Carrollton,
was solemnized at the home of the
bride in Carrollton on Sunday,
April 23. We extend best wishes
and congratulations to the happy
The fruit crop is not near so
badly damaged in this section as
was first reported, Some peach
trees will have at least half a crop.
Grapes are not hurt. Apples suf
fered most of all fruit; still there
will be some apples. Let us he
thankful that so much of the de
licious fruit has been spared.
heartlessly “rips" the brown robe of
bagRilif?, the pure white fueo of "Miss
Cotton" appears for classification. The
merchant bold up for your inipeetiou a
most beautiful ‘silk--oleuo and smiling
ly tell yon "it is warranted all cotton"
Men gamble with it; banks are closed
in eonsequeiioo of its rise and fall in the
market. All governments and all banks
have their eyes turned on the greatest
product of all nations. It is no wonder
then that the Southern farmer holds on,
keeps his counsel and leaves the reduc
tion to "the other follow."
hands of the people. They can bo trust
ed. If they can’t Jefferson’s school of
political thought was all wrong. Wo
nre always satisfied with the expression
of a majority of the qualified voters.
All know that authority to appoint to
office has been wilfully abused. The
oleotiou of an officer by n few is always
being orit.ioised, but when the people
speak the murmer stops. When the
people rule, the people ohooso; and the
right to choose is as much a part of the
Democratic creed as majority rule, or
State rights. They say, "it won't do to
got it into politios." Wo reply that it’s
already there, but it ain’t iu deep enough.
Shove it jout into deep water and lot
the current wash it awhile.
Farmers arc about done planting.
Nearly everybody has la
We are having some rainy
Uncle Jasper Dickson is on the
Mrs. I). L. Ball visited Mrs. Y.
B. Ashley Monday afternoon.
Miss Nannie Sue Williams, of
Newnan, is visiting in our commu
Joe McWaters, of Franklin, was
in our community Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis spent
few days last week with
relatives in Newnan.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Ball visited
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Bird, in Heard county Sun
The entertainment given Satur
day night by the Misses Ball in
honor of their cousin, Miss Minnie
Orr, was very much enjoyed by
the young people.
Mrs. Morris and Miss Herrington, of
Maoon, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. B
Bullard during the week.
Misses Gwendolyn and Majrory Men
ifee, of Peusaoola, Fla., are the gnests of
Mrs. Margaret Dean Morris.
The mouth of May seems quite a "Par
adox," for while 'the rose garden is
aflame with red roses, white roses and
roses without season, the winter chill is
still in the air, and fires are comfort
Mrs. E. K. Farmer, Mrs. M. D. Mor
ris, Miss Gwendolyn Menifee,Miss Mary
Johnson, Mrs. T.^Zellars, Miss Conyers,
Mr. Hngh Johnson, and Miss Zellars of
Grautville, were in Atlanta Wednesday
to attend Parsifal.
The Rut. Wm. Parks preached a fine
sermon at the Methodist church on last
Sunday. His interpretation [and defi
nition of the Trinity as the Triune God,
shows him still to be a clear cut theolo
gian, despite his advanced age and ill
The Palmetto friends of Mrs. James
Reid were deeply grieved to learn of
Torn Ozmore is oonfined to his bed
again with rheumatism.
Mary, little twelve year old daughter
of Mrs. I. P. MoGehee, is quite ill.
Mrs. Frank Barton, who has been ill
for nine weeks, has about recovered
All the new houses are ooonpied but
two, and parties have spoken for them
Tom Welborn came down from Oar
roll and spent last week with his mother
Thero was preaching nt Will Neely’s
homo Inst Sunday afternoon, Rev. John
Goins occupying the stand.
Miss Martha Hardon, of Chattahoo
chee, speut last week in the city, the
guest of her brother, George Argo.
R. H. Smith full from a wugo-.i last
week and received several bruises,which
caused hitn to stay in doors uwhile.
Mr. and Mrs. John Garner, who
moved here from Chattahoochee not
long since, are occupying the rooms
vacated by Frauds Motes.
Cnrnelious Neely and Miss Jennie
Stevens were united in marriage last
Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. E. 1). Tuy
lor officiated. Tho writer with a host
of other friends wish for tho young oou
pie a long mid useful life.
The entertainment at the kindergar
ten last Saturday afternoon, given by
Mrs. White, teacher of tho literary
school, und Miss Bowen, teacher of tho
kindergarten, was very much enjoyed
by those present. All the mothers who
have children attending either school
were invited. Miss Ethel Arnold and
Miss Margaret Pcavy assisted in enter
tniuiug the visitors. The guests were
seated in the ohildreii’s little chairs,
then each one was provided with os
uiuoh delicious oake, ice cream and
lemonade as was ueoessary. That the
hospitality of those grand wonieu was
appreciated by their gnests, goes with
out saying. Miss Peavy famished sev
eral beaatifal pieces of music; had a
recitation or two by Miss Bowen; and
she gave a fall history of her line of
work. Then Mrs. White told of the
progress that her little folks are making
iu tier department. Altogether the af
ternoon ]leased off very pleasantly.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MR8. P. H.
"So many voices have Ihicii hushed—
So many songs have hushed for aye—
So many hands I used to touch
Are folded over hearts of olay.
Tho spring-time sky is softly blue;
Tho birds still sing tho sweet, old
But something from my life ho* gone—
Has goue, that will not oorne again.
'I only know that calm and still
They sloop beyond life’s woo anil wall—
Boyoml the fleet qf sailing clouds,
Beyond tho shadow of tho vale;
I only feel that tired and worn,
I holt upon tho highway hare,
And gaze with yearning oycH beyond
To Holds that shine supremely fair."
A. S. Robertson wout to Rocky Mount
Rev. Frank Quillinu is visiting Comer,
Ga., this wouk.
R. B. Puckett, of Atlanta, was in
J. O. Spratliug wont to Grantvillo
Hotiry Keith, H. W. and Huury
Camp were iu Atlanta Thursday.
Will Turner lias not yet decided ns to
where lie will locate in Arkansas.
Miss Willie, daughter of E. L. Bras
well of this place, left yesterday for her
old home ill Arkansas, lifter spending
about three yonrs in Georgia.
Miss Annie Sue Hardaway, of Hooky
Mount, is stopping u few days with
relatives here, after spending a few
days very pleasantly iu Atlanta.
Farmers in this community would be
glud to see a few days sunshine, as
many of them are not done planting
ootton. Howover, some report a good
Has the size of the fish excited distrust?
Has the length of the snake completed
Without baptism wiio can enter the
The consistent and true regarding the
We appreciate the latitude the Editor
of the News gives ns in last week’s is
sue and we expect to “kiver" the ground
from now on.
Pleasant Ilill Baptist church, near
our western borders, last Sunday, April
Both, set apart und ordained Messrs.
Van and Leo Vaughan as deacons.
Rev, W. W. Kelly, of Whitesburg,
preached the ordination sermon; Rev.
T. M. Hammock, the pastor, being also
present. Dinner was served on the
grounds, and besides the membership,
there were quite a number of visitors.
Hon. O. L. Moses is spending this
week in Atlanta.
Dr. Stacy, of Newnan, pronohod Sun
day at tho PreHbytoriun church.
Prof. F. O. Watkins’ school closed
Friday witli an entertainment at night.
Mrs. Beatrice Thurman and little
daughter, or Tifton, are|visitiug Mr. aud
Mrs. Phil Thurmuti.
Helen Carpenter and Lois Fleming,
of Newnan, visited Margaret Gay lust
Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Jim Askew, of Newnan, Hpeut
several days last weok with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bailey.
Norman Bowden returned home Fri
day from Broman, where he has been a
student of Hamilton College.
Roland Walker, a bookkeeper at the
Fourtti National Bunk in Atlanta, is
spending his vacation of two weeks at
homo with his parents, Mr. aud Mrs. J.
Elirn Sunday School was addressed
her deatli which ocourred at her home j j,y Kditor Fain last Sunday afternoon,
iu Atlanta. Judge Rice is the brother j p a j u spoko on the line of more co-
of Ghas. Rice, an honored citizen of | operation and better organization. An-
Palmetto, aud our distinguished State . tioijiating his modesty, we forego to
j make any complimentary comments on
one of Palmetto’s his address, but lie brought a gentleman
AN APPRECIATION OF ART.
On Thursday and Friday of last
week it was the privilege of many
to visit the art studio of Miss
Hattie Ellis, then filled with pieces
of work delicately executed in oil,
water color, and crayon and upon
crockery ware, by herself and va
rious pupils, in which rare artistic
gifts and aptitudes were displayed
by both teacher and scholars, es
pecially in reproductions from
nature. We could but wish that a
wider patronage of such worthy
talent might be given in our city,
and that a larger circle might have
enjoyed the opportunity of seeing
Dr. Will Astiu,
representative young men, goes to New-
nan to fill a responsible position with
the R. D. Cole Mfg. Co. There is no
one witii more friends than the doctor
and they all wish 'him wall in his new
place of business.
The farmers are very busy hauling
out fertilizers, despite the argent ap
peal of Mr. Jordan to reduce the acre-
Some of our farmers are not yet! age. It is a dftlicalt matter to convince
with him, whom he introduced as Bro.
Cablwell, who hit the spot every shot.
The target was tilled before the atnuni-
tiou gave out. Short talks were made
by Superintendent C. B. Grimes and
Prof. L. A. Grimes. Messrs. Fain and
Caldwell were late in arriving at Elim,
by reason of the fact thut they followed
the McIntosh trail te the "jumping off
place” and camo in to Elim from to
The ! the Southern farmer that old King Cot-1 wards Taladega, which place they
through planting cotton
biggest part of the crop has been I his
&=> , , . i Indeed, the history of tho fleecy »ta-
planted, and good stands are re- 1
ported on some farms,
rains not been so heavy the
few days much bottom land
pie is a wonder. In all improved ma
chinery there never has been a machine
past’■ delicate enough in its manipulations to
ould! pick it. It is shipped to every open
planted in corn this
port and goes into the texture «f the most
delioat* fabrics. It also serves for its
own "rseeption wrap" when it starts te
The marriage of Mr. Joha O. meet the "wereheaseman” and when he
didn’t quite reach, but would have done
so probably could the Chattahoochee
river been forded. However, they now
know the nearer way and we hope to
see them back agaiu.
Borne of these days the legislature is
geing to meet and we hope our members
will urge the passage of au act to oliange
the method of electing our County
ttehoel Oeasmissiouet. ‘Pat it ia the
I am the returrectlon and the
At the teturn ot this season,
when life is flowing afresh through
the great arteries of the earth, re
habilitating it in vernal beauty,and
the roses of a lovely North Geor
gia garden are shedding their
sweetest fragrance on the air, my
heart is filled with a voiceless sad
ness, because the fairest (lower of
them all, Mrs. Laura Leigh Brew
ster, whose haud nurtured each
(lower, whose eye appreciated
every beauty of nature, whether in
field, wood or lawn, has been
translated to “a life where lilies
immortally bloom, in the balm
breathing gardens of God.”
This glad resurrection season
that Hhe loved comes again in all
its glory. Spring’s banners arc
waving on the hills, and the land
scape is as beautiful as of yore.
Nature has not changed in light
or shadow, but ‘ something from
my lite has gone, has gone that
will not come again.”
Connected by kindred ties with
our family, she spent, during her
girlhood, many happy summer va
cations and joyous winter holidays
in our country home, proving an
object of resistless attraction to a
large circle ot loving relatives and
admiring friends. Her marriage
in after years to Col. P. H, Brew
ster was the culmination of a ro
mance more beautiful than often
appears in books or is presented
on the stage; however, it was not
the first union of these two fam
ilies, as several years prior to this
happy event, Captain Tom Leigh,
of Confederate fame, had led to
the altar Miss Mary Brewster of
precious memory. In his father’s
ante-bellum home,in Coweta coun
ty, with its massive exterior of
cilonial columns, unsurpassed in
social entertainment in this sec
tion, at his sister’s wedding recep
tion, on a valentine evoning, Col.
Brewster, then a boy in school,first
met Miss Laura Leigh, niece of
the groom, who was from that
hour the inspiration of his life.
The worthy ambition her influence , ,
inspired has placed him at the! d . ^'
very forefront of his profession in
Georgia. His unvarying devotion
to her as the years came and went
has been noted by the most care
She cherished a deathless devo
tion to the ‘‘Lost Cause” and was
in every fibre of
and vicinity emanated, possessing
an intellect of unusual brilliancy, a
mind thoroughly informed on all
subjects, no life could touch hers
without being enriched.
Her matchless excellence of heart
The wide, wide world today doth
tail to find,”
Her friends were more to her
than wealth or position, hence the
admiration of the rich and great
did not cause her to forget the
friends of earlier years, who had
been less fortunate or less success
ful in the race of life. She some
times remarked that she could use
a private car when she traveled if
she scared to, but he had all the
comforts and attention necessary
on the regular train, for everybody
was so kind to invalids, and then
she did not like ostentation. She
cultivated the amenities of life,had
learned the art of saying pleasant
things; she kept her friendship in
repair by mingling with her friends
and growing in breadth of outlook
and intellect. She had the happy
faculty of keeping her heart young,
thus the recurring years instead of
lessening, only increased her
charms. Truly this is a subject
where the pen of the eulogist need
not falter for fear of saying too
much. Her beautiful life should
be held up for emulation—its re
finement, gentleness, high breed
ing, sweet manners, pure morals
and high Christian character. Her
sunny-hearted, unselfish life was
the witness of her religion. If
asked her most striking character
istics, I would say her forgetful
ness of self in planning for the
ploasuru of her friends, her desire
to bring happiness into sorrow-
burdened lives, and her charity in
condemning the faults of others.
For weeks she lingered on the
margin of the river listening for
the foot-steps of Hitn who said,
“I will come again and receive you
unto myself," passing into the
great beyond with a smile which
said, ‘‘it is well with my soul!”
"Even for the dead I will not bind
My soul to grief; death cannot
For is it not as if the rose had
My garden wall and blossomed
on the other side?”
—N. L. C. in Christian Union.
MEETING OF COTTON 8R0WER8
The County Cotton Growers’
Association held a meeting here
last Tuesday, two sessions being
held, in the morning and after
noon. The attendance of farmers
and business men was not large—
probably due to the fact that but
few people came in from the coun-
this annual exhibit. The highest
test of art is its naturalness, and j truly Southern
there was no little of this in what ^ h er nature, her husband being one
we saw of six brothers who fought shoul-
C. O’N. M. der to shoulder in defense of our
fair ISouthland—her father one of
TWO CA8E8 WILL GO TO SUPREME ™
COUST tion that fell”—her patriotism was
both inherent and cultivated.
Bills of exceptions in two rnur-j j n ] av j s h hospitality her home
der cases have been filed in the, waga re p ro duction of the enter-
office of the Clerk of the Superior | ta j |iment extended throughout
Court. One of these is in the t i lc j n her golden age, im-
Allums case and the other in the
case of Nathan Brown, colored,
who was convicted of murder at
the last term of Superior Court,
with recommendation to mercy,
and sentenced to life imprison
ment. Both of these cases will be
passed upon by the Supreme
Reports were heard in the meet
ing from Cedar Creek, Panther
Creek, Hurricane and the Second
district. These reports indicate,
beyond doubt, that a reduction of
between 20 and 25 per cent- in
acreage and fertilizers has been
made in these districts. The re
ports were encouraging and will
stimulate friends of this move
ment to continue their efforts.
An ex ;cutive committee of the
Association was appointed to per-
storm-cradled na- \ f *« an or e anization in this county.
I he committee consists of W. A.
Brannon, I. N. Orr, Sr., W. C.
Farmer, J. T. Carpenter and L. M.
McGee, The committee proposes
to undertake the work in a busi
nesslike manner. An organizer
will be employed to canvass the
county and make an earnest effort
to thoroughly organize every dis
trict in the county. It is hoped
that the county organization can
be placed on a solid, permanent
basis for the future; and this much
the executive committee expects to
accomplish during the next few
mortalized in song, fiction and his
tory, where “welcome ever smiled
and farewell went out sighing” to
the guest who came for a week,
month or year.
Having graduated at College
Temple, an institute from which
much of the culture and refine
ment which distinguish Newnan