of Coweta County.
The Newman (fleehly News
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of Coweta County.
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY. AUGUST 1 1. 1905,
A LITTLE ADVERTISEMENT IN THE NEWNAN NEWS BRINGS RESULTS.
DIDATES AND LIQUOR
Prof. A. S. Jones Answers Judge A. D.
Freeman’s Article Attacking
Newnan, Ga., Aug. 4, 1905.
J noticed in last Thursday's 4 Con
stitution a letter from Judge A. 1>.
Freeman, arguing against Hon.
Hoke Smith for holding stock in a
hotel which sells alcoholic bever
ages, over Mr. Smith’s protest, lie
refusing to accept any profits from
Judge Freeman is a line charac
ter, a good lawyer and a just
judge; and would make an excel
lent prohibition Governor for
Georgia; but why bring up the
temperance question when the
Democratic party i> not committed
to prohibition in any way; nor has
the subject of temperance been
made an issue in the campaign. If
it were an issue, Judge Freeman’s
article would apply equally as well
to Mr. Howell, who owns a large
part of the stock of the Atlanta
Constitution Company and is the
Now The Constitution is selling
more whiskey than any bar room
or hotel in the State, through its
advertising columns. The man
who sells whiskey over the counter
is guilty, but the man who goes all
over the country and creates a
thirst for liquor, and then conducts
men to it, is doubly guilty. Now
if Judge Freeman’s article had in
cluded Mr. Howell as paktickph
chimin is in this great evil, it
would have lieen more just; but he
holds Mr. Smith up as the great
. offender, bet the whole story be
The very edition of The Consti
tution that contained Judge Free
man’s article, had a brilliant ad
vertisement of whiskey on the out
side page, beginning with the
catch words: “you smack your lips
with satisfaction.” Now, the
Daily, Weekly and Tri-Weekly
Constitution contain the darning
whiskey temptations, not for the
, good of humanity, but for money.
besides these papers, the Constitu
tion Company owns the Sunny
South, which reaches the sacred
inner circles of our homes and even
that paper has these damnable ad
vertisements, tempting the women
and children to drunkenness.
Turn to a Spanish newspaper,
advertising the notorious bull
fights, educating the people to ear-
. nage and cruelty, and you will
wonder how a so-called Christian
nation permits such advertise
ments. Turn to Mark Twain’s
‘ “Innocents Abroad,” and read the
J toman bill-board, advertising a
bloody fight between noted gladia
tors, and you will wonder at the
unsympathetic cruelty of the
wretch who could hire himself to
paint such a sign for a tew paltry
but above all, it is still more as
tounding to think thiyt modern
'• whiskey advertisements can cir
culate in our refined homes, where
the great sun of Christian eiviliza- j
tion is blazing in the zenith of its
glory; and we can overlook with
little concern, these serpents of
concentrated damnation, leading
the purest and best of our homes,
our citizenry and our statesmen to
join that ignoble army of 600,000
drunkards, who annually take up
their abodes in the grave—and
. that, too, in dishonor and shame.
Ls the man less guilty who ships
boat loads of opium to the Chinese
to steep them in ignorance, super
stition and death!
The men who brought the first
slaves to America did not think
they were guiitj of a fratricidal
wa.r in which a million of men per
ished and billions of wealth. But
their business honesty did not les
sen the crime.
The whiskey advertisements in
these papers would pay part, if not
all. of Mr. Howell’s salary as edi
tor; and there is no extenuating
statement that his whiskey income
goes to charity or to counteract the
Now Judge Freeman is a very
influential man, and from what he
lias written, many good people will
think it a crime to vote for Hoke
Smith ami they will vote for Clark
Howell with a clear conscience. It
appears to me that Mr. Howell is
guilty of selling more whiskey than
Mr. Howell reminds me of the
Creek trumpeter, who, being
caught in battle, protested his in
nocence for the reason that In* had
no weapon, nor did he tight at all,
but only played on his little trum
pet. The enemy replied, “For
this reason you should be pun
ished, because you lead many oth
ers to light;” and thus Mr. How
ell assists in leading many others,
through The < Constitution, to drink.
Hundreds of thousands of gallons
of whiskey are sold through the
newspapers over this State and The
Constitution does its share and is
most probably in the front, leading
the great column of drinkers to de
struction. Mr. Howell, who blows
the big trumpet, is doubly guilty;
and the worst feature of it is that
he is so cu lining as to deceive so
good and so able a man as Judge
Freeman, to whom we all look to
lead us. May Heaven save us!
but, as 1 said in the beginning,
why inject this subject of temper
ance into the present campaign!
Mr. Smith never started it, but
when he wus questioned about own
ing an interest in a hotel in which
whiskey was sold, and questioned
by some of Mr. Howell’s advocates,
he frankly acknowledged it and
then on cross examination, it ap
peared that he was not only silent
ly protesting against whiskey be
ing sold there; but that he was si
lently and privately refusing any
income arising from it. Do you
Death of Lieut. S. C. Orr.
Lieut. S. G. Orr, of the United
States Army, died in this city last
Sunday night at 10:30 o’clock, at
the residence of his parents, Hon.
and Mrs. I. N. Orr. He came to
Newnan only about one week prior
to his death, from Fort Monroe,
and expected to speud about three
months here—in an effort to restore
his shattered physical condition
His friends were unaware of his
critical condition and his death
was a severe blow to all.
The funeral of Incut. Orr oi
curred from the First Baptist
Church at 4 o’clock Tuesday after
noon. It was largely attended de
spite the inclement weather. The
United States was represented by
four officers of the Department of
the Gulf, from Atlanta, and a l>ii
gler, who sounded taps at tin
grave of their departed comrade.
The officers were Major Waltz,
(’apt. Brown and Limits. Turling
ton and .
Dr. Nunnally was in charge of
funeral service, assisted by Revs.
J.B. S. Davis, C. O’N. Martin-
dale, J. K. King and Dr. James
Stucy. Rev. F. G. Hughes and
\V. J. Cotter also occupied the pul
pit with the first named ministers.
Beautiful music was rendered by
the choir, composed of Mrs. K. R.
Barrett, Mrs. Mike Rowell, Misses
Kate Snead and Mary Goodrum
and Messrs. David Cuttino and
Howard Davis, with Miss Nina
Herd ue as accompaniest.
The pall bearers, selected from
among Lieut. Orr’s iHiyhood
Messrs. Mike Rowell, H. H.
North, J, Frank Lee, D. S. Cutti
no, T. M. Goodrum, I. E. Walker,
L. M. Farmer and H. C. Glover.
The interment was in Oak Hill
Lieut. Orr was 36 years of age.
In 1899 he was married to Miss
Annie, daughter of Judge A.. D.
Freeman. who, with one child (a
daughter fifteen months of age)
L. M. HALL CONVICTED
THE SECOND TIME.
An Enjoyable Barbecue.
Jury Again Gives Verdict tor Lite Sen
tence to Man Who Killed
The L. M. Hall ease occupied
two days of the special term of the
Coweta Superior Court this week,
being taken up Tuesday morning-
and the trial concluded Wednes
After being out about three
hours, the jury, about ten
o’clock Wednesday night, returned
a verdict of guilty, with recom
mendation to mercy. A similar
verdict was returned last Septem
ber, when Hall was first tried for
the murder of Steve McCullough.
Six and a half panels were ex
hausted in securing the jury; and
as finally made up it was composed
Of F. M. Lee, Foreman, <1. Wynn
Smith, M. L. Story, J. A. K.emp-
son, T. L. Phillips, T. H. Grimes,
Jr., Fred McSwnin, F. M. (’hap
pen, J. G. Moore, G. K. Croft, J.
F. Lester, A. W. Wingo.
Hall was prosecuted by Solicitor
General J. R. Terrejl, assisted by
Attorneys H. A. Hall and W. G.
Rost. His lawyers are B. F. Mc
Laughlin, W. C. Wright, W. L.
Stallings and .1. W. Shell.
Hall’s lawyers have filed a mo
tion for new trial; and failing to
secure this, it is understood they
will again appeal to the. Supreme
An enjoyable neighborhood bar
becue was an event of last Satur
day, near the residence of Major
W. W. Thomas, a few miles east
of Newnan. A nu in Iter of families
of the community and several
visitors from near and far spent
the day most pleasantly und en
joyed the feast of barbecue and
other good things.
The feature of the occasion was
a speech by Hon. Joe Hall, who
was a guest at the ’cue. His
speech wus along lines similar to
those followed in his Newnan
speech on the previous Satur
day. It was not as forcible as his
Newnan speech and aroused but
little enthusiasm among his audi
tors. 11 is language was st rong and
plain enough for all purposes, but
his words failed to strike a re
sponsive chord in the minds of his
Mr. Hull spoke in the morning,
and in the afternoon some inlet
esting talks were made by W. C.
Wright, Esq., Cupt. J. B. Good-
wyn, Judge R. W. Freeman and
Major W. W. Thomas. Mr. Hall
was introduced by Major Thomas
and W. M. Glass, Esq., presented
the speakers in the afternoon.
Major Thomas und liis neigh
bors ate as hospituble and clever
set of people as Coweta affords;
and this enjoyable day with them
will long lie remem tiered by their
Lieut. Orr graduated at Mercer
not see the grandeur of such a j University and practiced law here
character! And the more that you j for several years, being associated
question his private life and pub-1 with Col. W. L. Stallings. At the
lie dealings the clearer will appear beginning of the Spanish- American
his unspotted integrity and the
strength of his character.
Some people blame Hoke Smith
for giving that money to charity,
but how is it with you! The whis
key income goes largely to support
the government of the United
States and leaves in every man’s
hands from live to ten dollars each
year. Your tuition in Georgia is
largely paid from whiskey income.
Every ton of guano you use is re
war he was appointed Gaptain and
Quartermaster in the Third Geor
gia Regiment by Governor Atkin
son. He served in Cuba and the
Rhilippines and represented his
government in China. Returning
to the United States he was com
missioned a First Lieutenant in the
He was stationed for two years
at Fort Screven and then went to
Fort Monroe to prepare himself for
In addition to the Hall case tin
following cuses had been disposed
of up to yesterday at noon:
State vh Ernest Bohannon, burg
lary; plea of guilty of larceny from
the house; 12 months in chain-
E. H. Bowman and A. M. Nor
ris were appointed notaries public.
State vs Henry West, escape;
plea of guilty; $60 and costs or
nine months in ehaingang after
present term of service.
State vs John Nelson, escape;
plea of guilty; one year in State
prison after present term of ser
plea of guilty; one year in State
prison after expiration of present
term of service.
State vs Will Campbell, escape;
plea of guilty; sentence as above.
State vs Howard Connerly, es
cape; plea of guilty; sentence as
Mrs. E. S. Daniel, of Palmetto,
has been visiting the family ofS.
T. M. Lester and daughter,MiHS
Annie, of Grantville, visited the
family of A. B. McKoy, Saturday
Miss Viola Newman and Ernest
Witcher visited Mr. and Mrs.
11 amp Kidd, near Handy,Sunday.
Rrof. llixon, of Carroll, is visit
ing the family of B. S. Witcher
this week. He will start a sing
ing school at Rrovidenoe on Mon
day, the 14th instant, which will
last for two weeks. We wish ffim
Tom McKoy and Miss Bessie
Crane visited Miss Emma Stepli
ens, in Heard, Sunday.
Mrs. G. W. Colquitt, of Ral
metto, has been visiting her
daughter, Miss Maude, und the
family of Rev. F. J. Amis.
Mrs. Z. R. Almonund daughter,
Miss Blake, Miss Hattie Lester
and brother, Otis, Miss Gena Rid
ley und brother, Hal, all of Hoard,
und Miss Lizzie Walker, ofTurin,
have been the guests of Miss Fan
Rev. F. J. Amis is carrying on
the protracted meeting at Ellm.
dueed in price from fifty cents to j the artillery branch of the service.
one dollar a ton by the factories be
ing permitted to run on Sunday.
Here is a good sum of tainted
money, or money coming from un
righteous business. What are you
doing with it! If all the money
were given to hospitals, it would
He was remarkably successful in
this undertaking and would have
been commissioned a Gaptain of
Artillery on his return to duty in
the approaching aufumn.
Lieut. Orr was a member of the
First Baptist Church, and froift
amply care for every sick person j boyhood had lived an upright life,
in the State and comfortably care i In his college days, as an attorney
for every orphan. Now Hoke and as a soldier, his life and char-
Smith is receiving tainted money' M-ter were above reproach. He
and has been silently applying 'G respected and esteemed by
to charity- The most of us are .. ,. . . „„ ^ ....
only following him half way-re-; m <*n in al! the vane<i Hce ' ,eh °f h ? (
reiving it, but not applying it to jin which he was" a participant; he
charity—else all of these institu • was faithful to every trust commit-
tions would tie supported, but a]r te( j ^o his keeping; he fought a
are not. Many of us think we are d fight, and, although sum-
giving to the Lord when we are " , j? . e ...
not giving half as much as the j ^oned from the field of earthly ac-
taiuted money we are keeping and tion young in years, be answered
are not as just as Hoke Bmith.This j “Ready!” and retired, a victor,
does not apply to Judge Freeman,; from the field.
who is an exception to most men in j
If Judge Freeman will now use] Registration Notice.
Mr. Howell as an illustration for: Ail citizens of Newnan expecting
hi' temperance article, it will be , , , ,
just as beautiful and more forceful .to vote on the school-bond ques-
for temperance. j tion will have to qualify by regiH-
Now Judge, continue to be just, j ter ing. Registration closes on
Do not discriminate, and as you August 24th. E. D. Fouhk,
FROM I AST WEEKS MERIWETHER
Miss Daisy Ellis returned home
from Newnan last week, after a
pleasant visit to relatives there.
Miss fna Moore, of Carrollton,
and Mr. and Mrs. Hamrick, of Bar
gent, were guests of Dr. and Mrs.
P. W. Kitts last week.
We are sorry to hear of the re
rent severe illness of Maj. G. L.
Heavy, of Newnan. Maj. Heavy
has been stricken with paralysis
['and'is now perfectly helpless. May
he soon recover from the effects of
the dire affliction.
would do unto Mr. Smith, so do
unto Mr. Howell and the others.
A. S. Jones.
The name of Judge It. W. Free
man, Judge of the Coweta Circuit,
has been suggested for Gavernor.
Georgia boast* of no purer nor
abler son than this distinguished
Judge, and the grand old State
would honor itself by making
Judge Freeman its chief executive.
Judge Freeman has remained si
lent on the question,but should he
decide to become a candidate many
counties would be found in his
column. The Coweta Circuit,
where be is greatly beloved, would
be a unit for him. ■
Mrs. John Robertson has been
confined to her bed several days.
Miss Emma Lee Rosser left yes
terday to visit relatives at < 'amp
Miss'Bibie Robertson is improv
ing rapidly, after a spell of fever.
Grantville is full of visitors.
Among them are Mrs. Trumie
Elliot, Miss Gertrude Rerdue, Mr.
Elina Nall, Mr. Millington Htcph-
ens and Mr, Tom Hark.
Mrs. Willingham visited Luth
erville last week.
Mr. Charlie Lancaster and wife
were in our midst this week.
Mrs. Lizzie Stafford is going to
Atlanta to make her home.
Miss Hattie Robertson visited
Mrs. L. D. He well and little
daughter, Irene, are the guests of
relatives at Alexander City, Ala.
Mr. Andrew Houston entertain
ed at an ice cream supper last
Tuesday night at Mr. Henry Lan
Miss Estelle Jones has returned
to her home at East Point, after a
short stay here.
Miss Mattie Matthews Is visit
ing her parents at Clem.
Mrs. Sarah Chaffin made a Hy
ing trip to LaGrange last week.
Mr. ami Mrs. Jack Robertson
have moved to their new home at
Fred Bryant is at home on a
visit at present.
Miss Ellen Johnson, one of At
lanta’s most charming young la
dies, Is visiting Mrs. Johnson.
Earl Chandler has been the
guest of Jack Camp for the past
Try us for Job Printing.
Coweta People Get
For Rent—One room. Apply to
Mrs- E. R. Barrett.
Boilers manufactured by R. D
Cole Manufacturing Company will
Ik: used in the electric light and
waterworks plant which is, Is-ing
erected in Monroe. The Walton
Tribune of last week said:
“The plans and specifications for
Monroe’s water- and light plant
j were prepared byJ. B. McQrary,
1 consulting engineer, ot Senoia, Ga.,
who has built more than J00 such
plants, and enjoys a wide reputa
tion for experience and ability in
municipal engineering work.”
Tom Welborn is down from
Whitesburg, visiting his mother
and other relatives.
Willie, little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Tanner wus sick for several
days with diphtheria, but is very
Mrs. Fannie Moore, of Sargent, *
spent a few days with the family of
John Richie the early part of the
Little Pearl Freeman, who was
so sick with diphtheria for several
days, is very much improved. Ida
Freeman, who hus typhoid fever,
is still quite ill. Kstelle Freeman
is threatened with pneumonia.
Mrs. Mary Estes, of Plum, Ga.,
is spending a few days with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Joe Goins has lieen confined to
his room for several days by an at
tack of lung trouble.
Mrs. W. H. Dewberry is spend*
ing the week with her son, John,
and other relatives.
Mrs. S. A. Music, who has been
suffering with a severe bilious at
tack, is better.
Mrs. Lizzie Hunt has a real sick
Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Hudson aud
three little girls left Tuesday morn
ing for Temple, Ga., where they
will spend several days visiting
relatives and friends.
Miss Ima McGehee had quite a
narrow escape last Monday. She
got her sleeve caught in some ma
chinery and had her entire dress
bodice torn off, and received a se
vere wound on her arm.
Ed Garner visited his mother at
LaGrange last Sunday.
Mrs. Fannie Daniel has a sick
Frank Kennedy, of East Point,
was in our town Sunday.
Mrs. Lacy McClure is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Kittie Field.
Little Tommie Parker has been
sick for several days.
Miss Ola Mobley is confined to
her room again.
10. S. Banks ami Miss Odessa
jllembrell, Fletcher McGee and
and Miss Elizabeth Hines and R.
B. Posey and Miss Lola Hembrell,
i were married in this county on
i August 6th by Rev. M. M. Wal-
| raven, of Turin. The three coup*
j les were marrieU at the same time,
the three knots being tied with one