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NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 20. 1905.
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The UaCrange District
The annual district meeting of
the Woman’s Foreign Missionary
Society was held in Newnan, Sep
tember 14-17. A pleasing social
feature of the meeting was the re
ception tendered delegates and
visitors at the home of Mrs. Mollie
Cotter Lovejoy. It was a beauti
ful expression of Newnan hospi
tality,in giving welcome and sweet
communion to friends new and old,
thus strengthening the ties that
bind them in Christian love. Fri-
. «lay morning the first business ses
sion was held in the church, Miss
Head, District Secretary,.presid
ing. We rejoice that the mantle
of our much loved and honored
Secretary, Mi’s. Florrie Cook
White, who served us faithfully
and prayerfully tor three years
has fallen upon such worthy
shoulders, and we pray that Di
vine guidance and strength may
be given her, for truly “she open-
eth her mouth with wisdom.”
There was an unusual number
of delegates present, but not such
.a» attendance as should have re
warded the untiring and interest
ed efforts of the secretary, and as
the important interests of the Dis
trict demanded. Among the ques
tions that came up for open dis
cussion was that of Bible study. It
was full of interest and profit as in
earnest words the great power and
truths to be gained by prayerful
study of God’s word were pressed
home to the hearts of those pres
ent. If we pray “Thy kingdom
come” with intelligent sympathy,
’we must have knowledge of what
the petition implies.
In all the papers and talks pre-
• dented the various departments of
the work there was given as the
best equipment for success in each
the spiritual power which comes
from much waiting on God in
prayer, for truly “more things are
wrought by prayer than this world
A letter of love and intense in
terest was received from Mrs. W.
JM. Allen, 3rd vice-president, also
one from Mrs. Higginlwtham, who
was detaiued at home by illness.
• It breathed a spirit of sweet sub
mission to God’s will and a sur
render of her own cherished de
sire to be present. The great help
afforded by the reading course was
stressed with the l>est plans as to
The Colden Mean.
The press dispatches told the
other day the remarkable story of
a school teacher who had been
able to accumulate half a million
dollars in 50 years, from a salary
ranging from #1,500 to #3,000 a
year. Professor Alpheus DuBois
—that was the saver’s name—was
not connected with any of the
great life insurance companies at
that. The average mind can
scarcely see how it is possible to save
so much. Three thousand dollars a
year, for 50 years, aggregates
#150,000, which is #350,000 less
than a half million of dollars. The
mathematical possibility of the
feat, however, is easily proved by
a reference to the compound in
terest tables. It is the psycholo
gical phase of the accomplishment
which is calculated to astonish the
average man—the grim determina
tion of the young man on less than
#2,000 a year to die rich, and the
wonder that after he had accumu
lated a hundred thousand he still
kept on at his comparatively small
salary, preferring the safe and
Hteady gains to the excitement of
It seems that Professor DuBois
denied himself most of the pleas
ures of life for 50 years in order to
accumulate the half million which
othei’H will now spend. He even
denied himself human companion
ship, in so far as he was able, in
order that he might not be tempted
into giddy prodigality. He did
not care for any friends,he wanted
dollars. The attitude of the man
souls in darkened lands; and may
He help us to meet our obligations,
knowing “He is able to do exceed
ing more abundantly alwve all we
can ask or think.” The watch
word for the coming year must l>e
an auxiliary in every Church,”
and to this effect several of the
delegates volunteered to aid their
pastor in organizing societies near
est their church.
The needs and claims of the
Scarritt Bible and Training School
were stressed and pledges given
for the same; also it was recom
mended that a “Training School
Day” be observed ami a collection
be taken in Imhalf of the institu
The Juvenile work and Golden
Links claimed special attention
and we were urged to take more
tender care of the lambs of the
fold, for our recruits come largely
from these organizations. The
work of Miss Laura Peddy of New
nan, and Mrs. Dillard in these so
cieties was especially commended.
We were favored in having with
us Miss Mary Wikle, Conference
Corresponding Secretary. Her ad
dress was instructive and enter
taining. She spoke of the early
history of our organization, of the
brave women who gave their time,
their prayers, and their jewels for
the advancement of the work that
was-so near their hearts; of its
broadening and strengthening in
fluence until doubtless many will
come from the “East and West,
from the North and South and
praise God continually for their
salvation through Christ, who
would not have known the glorious! wbo Likes big chances tor big
gospel but for the prayers and! st »kes, who plays the game of
services of the W.F.M. Societies.” I 011 » lar S« «< !all ‘- who wil,!4 '
We were especially indebted to wins again, and spends, is
the pastor, Brother J. It. King, j niore easy to understand. He is
and our beloved superauuates,! fascinated with the game ot it.
Brothers Cotter and Hughes, for ^e miser does not get any tun out
their helpful presence and their: °* the game he wants the sure
earnest words of God-speed to the | thing al ways. And when he gets
workers. All the devotional ser-i million, or his halt million, in
vices were uplifting and spiritual | the name of all that makes lite
in tone, and at the close of the
business session each felt an in
spiration to more devoted service
A pretty wedding was solemn
ized at the home of the bride’s
father, Mr. W. M. Bagwell, at
McCollum on Thursday afternoon,
the 12th, the bride being Miss
Mollie J. Bagwell and the groom
Mr. W. M. Phillips.
The home was made bright and
sweet with (lowers, the color
scheme being green and white.
Here and there about the house
pots of graceful ferns added beauty
to the happy scene.
The bridesmaids wore green
cloth over white and entered in
the following order: Miss Willie
Bagwell, sLster of the bride, with
Mr. W. P. West, Miss Janie Mae
Phillips with Mr. T. A. Ellis. The
bride never looked sweeter than in
her bridal gown of white—a beau
tifully embroidered chiffon dress,
hand tucked. Little Miss Ethel
Phillips was the dainty flower girl.
The ceremony was performed by
ltev. G. W. Barrett, of Palmetto.
The bride by her many sweet,
womanly qualities of mind and
heart, has endeared herself to a
host of friends.
Mr. Phillips is a successful
farmer here and possesses many
excellent traits of character.
The couple received many hand
some presents which attest their
popularity and the esteem in which
they are held.
W.C. T. U. Meeting.
with bright hopes for future ad
vancement. The annual sermon
worth living, what has he got but
We do not know which is the
worse, avarice or extravagance.
The spendthrift spends his money
truly missionary; for the guage of
the church is its missionary spirit
conducting the same; also the use j and activity. His discourse was
of maps and illustrations and the | strong and helpful and will long
was preached by Rev. Fletcher ( aM, l °*Li» his vitality with it, and
Walton, of LaGrange, his subject bankrupt alike in pocket and
being the missionary spirit, and i P 0WK, ’ M "’hen he dies; the miser
Christian character which falls | spends his vitality in accumulat-
short in its ideals when it was not i ’ n f? his money and when he dies
he is no richer than the spend-
abide in the hearts of his hearers.
Sunday afternoon was held a
Young People’s mass meeting, for
which a fitting and beautiful pro
gram had been prepared. Sunday
scrapbook for clippings. Miss
Head had prepared and had print
ed for distribution throughout the
District a beautiful little booklet,
a (Missionary Prayer List, embrac- _____ . . , ... .. . ,
ing the names of our missionaries evening we were favored in having! Aml humanity continues to be
in the various fields, which should Miss Maidee Smith, our returned governed by the various tempera-
hearts daily in prayerful I missionary from Brazil, to tell us ot ' iks individual units, in
thrift. It is a theme at which all |>earing on
the moralists have taken a shot which Mrs.
from King Solomon down to
Robert Louis Stevenson. All of
them work around to the conclu
sion that humanity ought to find
the golden mean and jog thriftily,
cannily and kindly along in it.
The monthly meeting of the W.
C. T. 11. was held last Monday in
the Library Assembly Room, with
only a few members present. The
meeting was called to order by
President Mrs. E. O. Reese, who
read the 13th chapter of 1 Cor. and
but commented on same.
There was some business to lie
transacted; the appointing of su
perintendents for the different de
partments of work. There were
several new names to be enrolled
—Messrs. T. L. Camp, A.B.Jones,
,1. H. Reynolds and Dr. J. L.
Barge, honorary members; Mrs. J.
L. Barge, Mrs. P. H. Drake and
Mis. W. Y. Bcroggin, pledged
members. We are hoping to get
several more members at our next
meeting, which will be the third
Monday in November.
At the roll-call each member
present responded with a verse
br most all, church members; but
instead of belonging to our tem
perance band and doing all they
can to prohibit whiskey from com
ing into our towns (for we had
almost as well claim to lie Chris
tians and not belong to any church,
as to claim to lie temperance folks
and not lielong to the band), lint
instead they will allow the young
folks to have card parties and oth
er social games, where very often
wine and other drinks are used.
These things ought ndt to be, be
cause the Lord says the “Iniquities
of the fathers will be visited upon
the children unto the third and
fourth generation.” So we should
be very careful and abstain from
every appearance of evil.
No boy is entirely safe in at6wn
where whiskey is allowed to come,
no matter how good a boy he may
be, unless he has a consecrated
father or mother or both, to inter
cede for him at God’s throne of
Our humble prayer is that every
woman in Newnan who is not a
member of our W.C. T. U. will
come to our next meeting if they
possibly can, and see what we are
trying to do, and when they see
the efforts we aro making to get
rid of the drink curse, perhaps
they will cast their lots with us
and form a strong band against
this great enemy of souls; ami
fight in the name of the Lord and
He will uphold us by His power.
Mrs. J. II. Hummers,
Death of Aged Citizen at
Mr. J. G. Fordham, one of the
oldest citizens of Surgent anil the
oldest employee of Che Wahoo
Mills, died Ion Thursday of last
week. He was more than 70 years
of age. His aged wife and several
children survive him.
The funeral and burial occurred
at Liberty church last Friday, the
service being conducted by Rev.
.1. B. H. Davis. Mr. Fordham was
a meml>er of Now Lebanon Baptist
church and Mr. Davis was his
Mr. Fordham was a worthy,good
man; and his stricken family have
the sympathy of many friends in
touch with those in heathen lands ! of the needs of. this country so
not forgetting to remember Miss I long under the dominion of
Head for her thoughtful kindness.
We were especially impressed by
the number of maps and charts
placed in easy view, giving a gra-
Romanism. Her recent labors in
this field gave to her words the
vividness of an eye-witness as she
portrayed the manners and cus-
utter disregard of saws, solons and
Moreland to Have Bakn.
The prosperous village of More
land is to have an incorporated
Lexington, Ga., Octoiler 17.—
Mrs. Lizzie Willingham, of (’raw-
ford, Ga., announce the marriage
of her daughter, Husie, to Mr.
Will Hugh Pinson, of Cordele, Ga.
The marriage will take place in
the Baptist church,Crawford, Ga.,
at 3:30 p. m., Novemlier 8.—At
The alwvo announcement is of
great interest to many people in
Newnan, Mr. Pinson’H native town
and his place of residence until a
few years ago. He is related to a
number of Newnan’s best pimple,
and is a son of Mrs. Lucy Pinson,
at present residing in Cordele. HIh
father was the late Millard Pinson,
deceased, of this city.
Mr. Pinson’s friends here join
those in other sections of the State
in extending congratulations on
account of his approaching good
Eggs are twenty cents a dozen in
the markets now, and they are
very scarce in the country.
We deeply sympathize with Ed
Bowers and wife in the loss of
their little daughter, Annie May,
J. J. Hunter, who has licon run-
Reese read quite a
number of beautiful clippings, tell j
ing of the progress our W.C. T.
U. is making all over the
States. She then gave us a nice
little talk on temperance. She
says we should notonly try to stop
uhic description of some of the j toms of those living in this long
work a id its needs. Attention i neglected continent of South ! Mtate ba,lk ’ with a ca P ital stock of wife and mother, and every young ; not a quorum ol the stockholders
was called to the map of the La ’America, and our hearts were I *25,000. The stock has been taken woman who expects to become : present at the meeting yesterday
the num- i drawn closer to her and the work ! chiet1 > r Morela,,tl citim,s a,,(i a wife some day, to join with us in ■ morning, no other business brides
for which she is giving her sweet citizens of thesurrounding county. | trying to get rid of this awful the election of the board ot direc-
The bank will be located in the enemy to mankind. Your humble! tors was taken up.—Wednesday’s
Be it ordained by the Mayor
and Aldermen of the City of New
nan, and it is hereby ordained by-
authority of the same, that the or
dinance adopted by the Mayor and
Aldermen of said City on the 10th
day of Nov., 1901, requiring all
physicians to report all contagious
diseases, and for other purposes,
be amended by inserting the fol
lowing: All contagious diseases,
or suspected contagious diseases,
shall lie reported, by the attending
physician, to the Clerk of the . ., M , ...
J , ,. .... .. XT ning a large (arm at Elder’s mill
Council of the City ol Newnan, H *
.... , . ... .. .. for several years, will move to
within four hours alter said dis- J ’
. .. . . . i Tunil next year and enter the incr
ease is discovered or suspected. . / ... .
., .. ... can tile business. He has purchas-
Adopted in open Council, tins' ,
ed a house and lot in Turin from
Oct. ltt, 1005. r _ . ..
1 J. T. A mail.
The gins have the least work to
do we ever saw for the time of
Seed wheat is #1.50 per bushel;
but, brother farmers, buy and sow
just the same.
.1. B. Hensley, our saw mill
man, whose mill is located on the
Lorenzo Morgan laud in Fayette
county, shipped a car load of lum
her from Henoia to Atlanta last
Monday. Mr. Hensley has Isien
doing a good saw mill business for
.J. 11. Calender has had fifteen
bales of cotton ginned from a two
horse farm, and J. A. Hyde has
Us ginned from a two-horse farm.
The writer has out nine bales oil"
of 14 acres, but crops in general
will not turn out so well.
E. D. Fouse, Clerk.
Annual Meeting of A. A W.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Atlanta and West
Point railroad was held in the of
fice of President Charles Wicker-
sham, in the Terminal station, yes-
the drink curse by using means to terday morning,
keep whiskey out of our towns, i The old board of directors was
but we should plead with those 1 re-elected for the following year,
who drink to quit the habit for |They are M. II. Islfnith, Colonel A.
the sake of the Lord, their wives j R. Lawton, II. C. Fisher, J. F.
and children; because the men who j Hanson, President of the Central
drink are feeding and clothing the' of Georgia; H. \\ alters, < aptain J.
drain-sellers’ families and neglect- j W. English and Charles Wicker
ing their own. sham.
The writer would beg every! Owing to the fact that there was
Grange District, givin
ber of churches with auxiliaries | for which she is givin
and representing those without by young womanhood. “How beau- . , ... . ... ..
blank soace-and the question was ! tiful are the feet of them that : " ew Elding of the H. W . Camp , aervant is ot the opinion that our ' Constitution
pressed home to each heart, “Have j preach the gospel of peace and | Co - lhls company has been prin- j reproofs
I measured up to my responsibil- bring glad tidings of good things
Short Session City Court.
ityf” Brother J. R. King follow
ed the same Hue ot thought in the
Bible lesson and gave as his sub
ject the whitened harvest. He
said if as much time, talent, and
tponey were expended in the in
Mrs. M. A. Wi%,
Rec. Secretary. ‘ n ^ stock.
i The new
Roosevelt in Atlanta.
President Roosevelt and his j 50x100
missionary clubs as party are scheduled to arrive in , finished at an early date and fitted h 00 ,J.
most approved modern I ^ bleKsingis. Just think of the
terestofthe . . I Atlanta this (Friday) morning at; up in the
went? given to the literary clubs j , . . r , . ' , . r . t . . 1
* . _ , * Wha ..u. a I ten o’clock. Doubtless many Cow-; fashion. It is a business house fathers and
and card clubs, worn e e ta people will be there to see the . that would lie a credit to Newnan
would follow, besides the untold j c^oter” of the big stick and patron or any other small city,
gain in spiritual things. May the ai ,d protector of the stork. _—
Father arouse our women to a true Doubtless you have a policy on
sense of their obligation to Him.
to our missionaries, and to the
often come in disguise as A party of stockholders and
cipally instrumental in securing well as our blessings. Bee how of-' their friends went up to Atlanta
I the bank and has invested largely j ten the Lord takes our loved ones from Newnan last Tuesday on ac-
j—some times a husband and fa- count of the annual meeting of the
store and banking jther is taken early in life, or wife
house of the Gamp Company is a a „,l mother; and so frequently
splendid two-story brick structure, children are taken, anywhere from
feet in size. It will lie infancy to young man and wornan-
Tnese are reproofs as well
The poor shot usually kicks the ■ your life, but how about your soul j themselves te l>e something
I [they are nothing. They are all,
mothers who are set- j There are
ting bad examples before their' willingness te die at the stake for
boys and girls. They are the class j their faith, but who always sift
Spoken of in the Bible as thinking' the money in their pockets to get ^ enter ed i
the pennies when
box comes around.
City Court convened Monday
and was in session one day, a re
cess being taken until the first
Monday in December. Jurors em
panelled for this term will be re
quired to appear for service on
first Monday in December ami all
witnesses subpoenaed for the Octo
ber term are expected to appear at
Home business of little public in
terest was disposed of Monday and
people who express a oue crlminal caHe WJW hear(1> This
was the case of Frank Holland,
colored, charged with gambling.
plea of guilty, and
Atlanta and West Point’s stock
holders. “.Stockholder’s day” al
ways draws crowds of interested
persons from along the line of the
“Pennsylvania of the Houth.”
was fined #40, the alternative be
ing 8 months in chaingang.