MAurnTin Mamv respect for their intelligence, and TO THE MEMORY OF DR. J. T. WESTER.
me ncwiiaii n«w»j norwpect for theip votes unleBH
(•sued every Friday. th( . y were cant directly under their Not ' lea(1T Ah > n0 * ,l °°“ ld not
‘ hml lie, they could not believe it. l3o
j„ T. FAIN, Editor and Publisher «y«b lepiesenUlivi s nan >
to push them out of their way to «ud J) r . Wester’s friends, lor they
SUBSCRIPTION RATE, $1.00 PER YEAR. to take their seals in the* hall of cou * d not —would not name him
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COWETA COUNTY. your house. At the Kind rail with death. But alart! the sad
house, regular headquarters were news was only too true. After
’Phone NO. 20. maintained, memliers of the house three trying weeks, during which
and senate reported as directly a terrible fever burned out his
’ there as any servant ever reported strong young life, the grim reaper
to his master. They reported the triumphant, and never aimed
day’s results, and they got their he at a more shining mark, or with
OFFICE UP STAIRS IN THE WILCOXON BLOG
IS JOI HAII A ‘‘IRADICIR" Of GEORGIA?
Without any intention of mix
ing in the gubernatorial scrap, the
Sews takes the liberty of csflling
attention to a very peculiar phase
lit the present gubernatorial cam
paign. It "ill Is* remeiiiliered that
a few weeks ago, when Hoke
Smith opened his campaign and
commenced to shell the camp of
certain public officials and politi
cians, the Mlanta Constitution
bitterly assailed him as a “1 radii
oer” ofthc laii name and fame of
h great commonwealth.
The Constitution asserted that
there is nothing wrong or rotten
in (ieorgiu polities or public life.
In fact, the Constitution made the
extreme and alisurd assertion that,
since reconstruction days, (Ieorgiu
polities have been as pure and
white as the driven snow and
(ieorgiu politicians as sweet scent
ed as a cologne factory.
No", the Constitution is either
right or wrong; and Mr. Smith is
orders there. We had reached
then in our State government the
lowest degradation any free peo
ple have ever known, because a
free people were incapacitated to
resist this influence and to east a
vote whic h was not directed by
Now wo know what Messrs.
Smit h and Hall say and what the
Constitution says; and we sec
Messrs. Smith and Hall pitted
against the Constitution.
The Constitution says Mr. Smith
i*. making false accusations and is
a “traduoer" of the Stifle.
The News has been waiting
patiently for the Constitution to <al parlors, which very soon
his fatal arrow pierced a nobler
heart. That he should lie taken, is
one of the mysteries past finding
out. Never was there one more
seemingly fitted to live, or upon
whom life seemed more to smile.
He was just entering the full stat
ure of a splendid manhood, a » d a
fine personal appearance, with a
nature as genial and happy as the
heart of a child, combined in a per
sonality that drew in friendship
every life that closely touched his
own. A lew short mouths ago, he
came to Koine anti with an exqui
site taste that betrayed his beauty-
loving nature, he fitted up the den-
canie so popular that it was easy to
see that the way of the young den
tist would be in the path of promi
nence and success. Very soon af
ter Dr. Wester came to Home from
Newnun, he connected himself by
Joe Hall who is a letter with the First BaptisM’hureh
and no one w ill be; more shocked
prefer the same charge against Mr
Hall—and we’re still waiting.
Now the News rises to inquire,
in the most respectful maimer
why is this thusf
If Hoke Smith is a “traducer
of the State
thousand times more radical in his
either right or wrong. As they ,,,
w this matter from diametrical |^""'ic.ations, is likewise a
statements and more
duccr”—and u “traducer” of far
darker hue Ilian Smith.
If Hall speaks the truth he is
i not a “traducer” and if Hall is
not a “traducer,” Smith ift not a and brightness of life, there
“traducer” and is also speaking
If Smith is a false accuser, Hall
is a false accuser; and the Consti
tution, which seems desirous of
being the self-appointed guardian
of the State's good name, should
assail Hall and brand him as a
standpoints, both cannot la* right.
But now comes an expert witness,
whose testimony substantiates Mr.
Smith’s contentions; but who goes
miles lieyond Mr. Smith in “till
during” the State and its citizens.
This expert is the lion. Joseph
Hill Hal). The (kmstitiition is
fond of referring to Mr. Hall as
“the leader of the House of Kcp
lesentatives;’’and on the Consti
tution's own authority Mr. Hall is
absolutely reliable and iiiiinipcach
In a speech delivered at Major
W. \\ . Thomas’ barbecue last
Saturday which speech was
printed in full in lust Sunday’s
Constitution Mr. I lull had this
to say (ninl many other tilings
equally as warm) in reference to Ids “traduction” of a State that has
conditions in this State when ht .! not harbored a political trickster
entered the Legislature in IMIK; j during JO yeuis.
”1 made the discovery then that *’ Bmitli is
tlie musses of the people had no ( > corgi a Joe Hall is
t he allairs of their Georgia. Then the question arises:
Why (low the Constitution feel
called upon to defend the State
iousu 1 ted about who they should ! when it is attacked by Smith, and
vote for. They voted simply for ** u ‘ su,ne dme ignoie
tucks of Halit
bitter in his und grieved to learn of his untime
ly death than the Pastor who had
learned to love him well, and often
visited him in his rooms. l)r. Wes
ter was a most companionable
man, and while lie was full of the
was a deep, earnest side to his na
ture that he had cultivated by
thought and much reading, and
w hich made him very attractive to
those who called to that side of his
nature. One rarely runs across
such a variety of literature as that
w ith w hich he tilled his library and
broadened a mind that was excep
more power in
government than did the negroes.
They voted, but they were not
Itut the Constitution continues tionally bright and responsive to
to print Mr. Hall’s speeches un- the thought and mood of others,
dcr Haring headlines and eon , Shortly before he w as taken ill,
tin ties to approve (by its silence) !»«’ Nllid to » 'hend, ' “ a "' 1 lhe I
his utterances and continues to stamp of the truth was in Ins eye
and upon his face,”) “This is a;
beautiful world and 1 love to live ,
in it; 1 w ish 1 had the assurance of i
many years in it."
Afterwards the little poem of
Mrs. Det’ottes was called to mind
“Wlien 1 look into tliilio aye,
Arc You Prepared to
Do yovr Hauling?
is the very best Wagon
Come and let us show you
the MITCHELL and TEN
BRADLEY & BANKS.
view with wonderful complacency 1
And sou the gluil ol every tie,
And know tlmt thou inuHt dio,
’Tin then 1 pity.”
During his sickness he said
Mr. V. E. Manget and Miss Lu
cile Ham were quietly married at
• | the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. T.
Manget, Tuesday morning, Kev.
Mr. Manget, of Marietta, father of
j.the groom, otliciating.
The marriage came as a surprise
to many of the friends of the bride
to I and groom—only the most inti-
Ahc men who were put up. The
press of the State was absolutely
muzzled and public men dared not
raise their voices against the pow-
•I would lo\ e to live, mate ones being present.
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Manget left, for a two
weeks’ stay at Lookout Mountain.
On their return to New nan they
will go to housekeeping.
Mr.- Manget .was formerly a mer-.
chant in this city, but is now con
nected with the wholesale grocery
but I am not afraid to die.” It is
r , a community’s bereavement when
Possibly sduie ot those hot can- a young man such us he, u line in
didates tor Governor or not so tiuonic jp , social, business and
«*rs and the existing conditions, j warm alter all. Jim Smith j clivircli i*el»tions, must Ik* called,
Then no man dared to run as the spoken at \\ atkinsville, and he and there are so many—so many—
representative of the people until didn't even set the dry grass on w j lt> are j e ft to Ik* mere parasites
he went to Atlanta and got the j tire; and Jot* Hall has delivered upon the life of the world, but af-
couscnt of three or four men Ik* i two speeches in Coweta without a n ( those who are tittest to live , house ot 1). T. Manget it Co.
hind a closed door in an olllet* j injuring the court house or Major are fittest to die, and we know that j During a residence of social
there. Every ofllee in the State in Thomas’ tine stretch of woodland. with him j t j s we ll. years in Newnan he has made many
which the otliciuls were expected =——• ~ If those of us who were his j triends and won an excellent repu
te represent you, the people, w as The Representatives of Troup friends so recently grieve at his de- I tation as a business man. He is
parcelled out entirely from the County in the Georgia Legislature parture, what must be the foun-j very popular in a large circle ot oc-
headquurters of the Southern Kail have U*on petitioned by 400 white tains of sorrow stirred in the hearts quaintances; and lias many lriends \
way and you were not consulted.! citizens of LaG range to have re- of those who knew and loved him j here and elsewhere, who wish him I
Not only that, but the slate was j pealed the act establishing a dis- U*stt Wliat a bright link he must j long life and a bright and success- ,
made four years in advance and peusary in that city. The News have been in tin* family chain; j iul future. !
anylxxly who understood the situii trusts the good people of our sister what a column of strength to the | Mrs. Manget is a daughtei of
tion could tell accurately who the city will In* able to throw the dis- aged parents. And now that it is Rev. \ . A. Ham, the well known
next governor would Ih\ ponsary overbottl'd.
“1 entered the legislature in j
1HHN, and there is one man stand
The News is here to print the
ing near me now who was your IH . WS —all the news—jf it can so
cure it. Consequently, any assist
ance rendered by any person in
assisting The New s to get the news,
is appreciated. Let all tlu* people
Kepresentativcs at that time, w ho
will bear witness to what 1 say to*
you about the conditions of a flairs
as they then existed. There was
another KcpivsenLitivc from yom
County who knows these things.
N’o county ui the Slate was rep
resented by any better men.
When we went there, although
the members (if that Legislature
claimed to democrats, repre
sentatives elected by the people of
Georgia. there were not more than
thirty men on the floor of the
House who could be rallied to the
support of any issue concerning
you and y our rights, if the mono
polisls and the railroads tlu.tight
that issue was against their inter
ests. The agents of these railroads
of Newnan and Coweta County re
member this and tell The News
the new s.
It is believed Editor Gslill, of
Savannah, is getting ready to butt
in to the gubernatorial campaign.
This opinion is based on tlu* fact
that Extill hutt-ons are being dis
tnhuted in South (ieorgiu.
broken, how hard for them to look Baptist minister and School Com-,
away from their material loss to missioner ol Coweta County. She;
his spiritual gain. Oh! that j in a lovely young woman and pos-i
thoughts or words or deeds could scsses all the graces ot mind and
give them back their son or make heart that characterize the flower^
the teal's less scalding on their of Southern womanhood. She is
checks. May God strengthen admired and loved by a host of
their hearts and bind up their lriends and is worthy of the high
bruised spirits w ith His Love. As esteem with which she is regarded
for him, the one who has draw n by all.
STRIPLING & SON
Our buyer, J. W. Stripling, is in New York City
getting some of the greatest bargains in merchan
dise that spot cash can buy. We are already re
ceiving some of them and will, give you - a* few
prices this' - week.
40 Ladies’ black silk skirts, made up in the latest style, tine
grade peuu de soie silk, reul value *10, at only 0.4*
0 accordion pleated skirts, extra line grade silk, assorted
colors, worth 7.50 to 10.00, to go at low price of _...,5.08
0 all-silk kilt pleated skirts, value 7.50, at only _ ; '5.98
28 ladies’ silk waists, shirred front, made up in the newest
style, worth 2.00 to 2.50, at only.. 1.05
Big shipment white counterpanes. They are the
kind of bargains you are looking for.
24 white counterpanes, value 1.00, at
24 “ “ “ 1.25, at.::: __
24 “ “ “ 1.50, at __
12 “ “ “ 1.75. at...
12 white Marseilles counterpanes, value 2.50, at
24 white counterpanes, fringed, value 2.00, at
Big shipment of luce curtains. They
gains and don’t you forget it.
Laee curtains 80 inches wide and 2 1-2 yards
. at, per pair, only
about him the draperies of calm,
still peace, we have neither tears
nor regret. It this world was
lieautil'ul to him, we know that he
has entered upon one more beauti
ful still, where time is not meas
ured by years, and t^U'joy ol it is
as pure and untrammelled as the
ether light of perfect day.—Geor
gia Free Lance, Limlale, (!a.
Can a “mercenary” get to Heav
You might tell what you think
of vour own chances, brother!
Am closing out 10,000 Picture Framt* at
cost. You will find what you want in the lot.
H. D. Owens. Brewster Building, Newnan,
Insist onlmvitig Climax coal. Good-
—■ wyii sells it for *0.25 per ton. tf
Bussell Sage has lived 90 years Mouey t o loan on real estate i*t 7 per
many of lUK i made many millions of dollars, cent. Apply to L. M. Farmer.
Kopresonta but has helped the world far less e.C. Goodwyn sells the genuine Mon-
aud monopolists sat in seats by the fives take but little water as a rule, than many men who have lived tevallo coal. There is no such coal as
===== one-third as long and don't own “Climax Moutevallo.”
If you see it in the News, it’s so ten thousand dollars. Subscribe for The News.
.. .... 75c
/ side of the members, and directed
them how to vote. .They had no
l’robably the House “took
water" in reconsidering the liquor
tax proposition 1 localise
Lace curtains 80 inches wide and
1 00 p^r pair, at only...
Lace curtains 00 inches wide and 8 1-2 yards long
kind, at only
Lace curtains GO inches wide and 8 1-2 yards liner
that sells for 8.50 and 4 00. at only, per pair”
Another big shipment muslin underwear.
Gowns front 1.49 down to 89c.
Skirts from 1.45 down to 49c.
Drawers from 50c down to 25c.
Corset covers;, 60c and 25c.
\\ atoh this space for more bargains coming'
J. W. STRIPLING & SON