POTTS AND PARKS
Dress Goods, Silks, Velvets.
Tin Intent, Htylos are found at thin store in everything p«*r-
laining to ladies’ apparel; but we want your attention on
uni - strong line of dress goods, which in the largest and most
up-to-date within this market, and all fresh and bright.
1 show some special grades of all wool Henriettas in
reds, castors and blacks at unusually low figures,and
trimmings to match each shade, whether it be braids, silks
New lot. just in—garnets, greens and grays—prices, 85c, #1
and *1.26 per yard. See our black cloth at *1.75 and *2.0<1
Ton shades of yard wide changeable and solid shades of taf
fetas at per yard, #1 .<K); twelve shades of striped talfetas,
chifTon finish, one yard wide at *1.25 a yard. Sen the new
Alice blue, Reseda and Myrtle greens utid garnet just opened.
Velvets and Velveteens.
All the popular shades of velvets at *1.00 a yard. \ elveteen
for suits or waists, 24 inches wide at 50c a yard.
(}old Medal black goods, Krippeiulorf-Dittman shoes, Amer
ican Lady corsets, Ruttorick patterns.
POTTS & PARKS
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Notions, Shoes
To make trading interesting and lively this
store makes some remarkable oilers to cash
buyers. “Rig Four,” a good package coffee, is
priced at 16 cents per pound—two pounds for
•J5 cents. Moclio and Java, a line 25c blend,
is priced at 20 cents. A high grade coffee as
good as any on the market—regular 115c seller
.—at 11 pounds for 80c. Oat Flukes at 10c per
package. These are special reductions for cash.
Orders are being filled for everything for fruit
cakes, and everything is fresh and first-class.
This includes all kinds of fruits and nuts.
J. F. REYNOLDS
Grocer Greeneville St.
In 1831 the much beloved Wil
liam Steagall served thechureh.
With the coming years New nan
increased in size ami the member
ship grew, the building was too
small, and in 1855, during the
pastorate of William E. Evans, the
little church was moved to the
pi act of the present Methodist’par-
sonage, and added to, making what
is known as “the old Church.’’
What hallowed memories cling
around “the old Church,” when
we recall the lives of the Steagalls,
the Mitchells, the Dougherty's the
(’larks, the neesesj and many,
many others we have not space to
mention. It was the generous-
hearted Maj. M. R. Clark who pre
sented “the old Church” with the
first silver communion service.
Again the fact presented itself
that the borders must lie eidarged,
as the flock had increased, and,
during the pastorate of that noble,
unselfish, sunny-spirited man, A.
M. Thigpen, the corner-stone of
our present Church was laid with
great enthusiasm, on the 25th of
“Long and imposing was the
procession in whieh marched the
Newnan Guards, the members of
the bar, the Good Templars, the
Corner-stone Club, the Masons and
The day opened bright and beau
tiful, and providence smiled upon
the occasion. The altar and pulpit
had been tastefully decorated with ]
flowers. The house was filled to
its utmost capacity. When the
choir began that grand anthem, I Store offers special prices on dress -
the twenty-four Psalm, a wave of ers, iron beds and stoves. There
holv fervor seemed to flow out over ,
‘' ., v ,, r rhi(r are many styles and prices, and
the assembly. Rev. A. M. lbig- 1
‘thing m the lot needed by
SPECIAL Prices for Seasonable SALES j\
For a short time the Big Furniture
pen, of DeSoto, who was pastor
when the enterprise w as begun,! every family. We are closing out
read the first hymn, “Before Jeho
vah's awful Throne,” and at the
conclusion of the singing, lie led
in an earnest and appropriate
prayer. After the reading of the
lession, the pastor, Rev. W. W.
Wadsworth, announced the second
hymn, “I Love Thy Church, O
God,” which was sung with great
power by the vast audience. 'Dr.
Boring then arose to preach the
dedication sermon. His text was
2 Chronicles, 7:12-17. It was a
grand sermon; and when the speak
er closed, the entire congregation
felt the influence of the divine pre
sence, and seemed to realize that
they were indeed within a holy,
The lesson from the Old Testa
ment was then read by ltev. Mr.
Thigpen, and the lesson from the
New Testament by the pastor. The
trustees came forward around the
a number of these articles to make
room for other stock; and the spe
cial prices are certain to make
sales to all who come.
The pastor, A. M. Thigpen, who altar, and while the congregation
lmd endeared himself not only to
his own flock but the entire town,
made the address of the occasion.
Was lieautiful in thought and ex
pression, and reached all hearts
who were present.
Those who witnessed the laying
of the corner-stone by M. I*. Kel
logg, president of College Temple,
acting as grand master, cannot for
get the sweet, touching prayer of
fered by Unde Batty Mitchell, one
of the patriarchs of the Church, so
bowed with the burden of years,
he was able neither to kneel nor
Did you know this store carries the largest stock of Furniture and
House Furnishings to be found between Atlanta and Montgomery? It
is a lact; but don’t take our word for it—come and see for yourself.
E. O. REESE,
Newnan Marble Works,
J. E. ZACHARY, Proprietor.
Manufacturer and Dealer in—
Kinds Marble and
Georgia Marble a Specialty.
stood, Mr. J. E. Dent, the chair
man of the board presented the
building according to the ritual of
the Church, as follows:
“We present you this house to
lie set apart from all secular and
unholy use, and dedicated to the
worship of Almighty God.”
The prayer of dedicatiau follow
ed, being read by the pastor. The
hymn composed by L)r. C. D.
Smith for the occasion, was then
sung. Its appropriate Jsentiment
and deep spirituality, together
with an outburst of melody from
All work guaranteed to be First Class in every particular.
Parties needing anything in our line are requested to call,
examine work, and get prices.
stand, but sat upon thestone while hundreds of voices uniting with
he prayed for the prosperity of fervor in the worship, made a pro-
Zion. Another picture is just as found impression. It was a fitting
vividly painted upon memory: it | close to the service, and under
OFFICE AND WORKS NEAR R. R. JUNCT’N.
DR.T. B. DAVIS.
Rettldunce ‘Phone 6-three calls.
DB. W. A. TURNER, .
Residence 'Phone *
DAVIS & TURNER SANATORIUM,
Corner College and Hancock Sts.,
NEWNAN, - - - GEORGIA.
is the graceful form and at that j influence the benediction was pro
time the still handsome face ofjnounced.
venerable Mrs. Olive Dougherty, Twenty years have come and
who, with Masonic gavel, tested]gone. God has blessed our people
the work to see that it was firmly wonderfully. From a flock of three
placed. hundred and fifty we now
While we speak of Bister Dough
erty, we remember that long line
of associate mem tiers of the Corner -
eight hundred souls.
In the past twenty years there
are some members whose lives
stone Club, who stood by her that! have been beacon lights along the
High, central and quiet location.
All surgical and medical cases taken, except
Trained nurse constantly in attendance.
Rates $5.00 per day.
Private office in building. ’Phone 5 two calls.
Davis & Turner Sanatorium.
Merck & Dent
way. Their examples are well
worth emulation. One of these
was Y. H. Thompson, who for
more than fifteen years, was the
superintendent of our Sabbath -
school. Nobly did he fill that
place, as well as others of equal
importance. No man in the town
was so beloved, and his influence,
like the odor of sweet flowers, still
the Corner-stone j lingers around our people. Others
eligible lot and who were prominent members were
day, l>oth sorrowful and rejoicing
in heart. Rejoicing in the success
whieh had crowned their labors,
sorrowful because their founder
and beloved president, Mrs. Cor
nelia F. Reese, lmd just been trans
lated to the Church triumphant.
Through her untiring zeal and
wise counsel, aided by Jthe hearty
co-operation of the godly women
Club, was the
house of God purchased. What a Mr. James 'lhompson, Mr. Samuel
debt ol’gratitude we also owe the j Olmstead, Mr. Bert Hill, and Mr.
building committee, J. E. Dent, jW. F. Lovejoy. Brother Lovejoy J
Dr. Gabe Johnson, Y. !!• Thomp-j went from us less than two years i
son and John Itedwine. Upon the ago. He, too, vs as our
shoulders of these the burden rest-
A Regular Smash-up
points a straight finger to
this place, for the very
good reason that here un-
wheeled, generally bat
tered up vehicles can get
back to business at small
cost. One word and that
is the end of it: We do
carriage repairing and
charge you only just
school superintendent for many
years. His life will be perpetuated
The History of the Newnan! from Fayette circuit ami organized
M.E. Church. a Methodist Church in Coweta
- county, in February, 1828. The
HY MISS LU HA l’KllDY.
The Methodist Church
ed, and we who reap the benefit of
their untiring labors would do j in the house ol worship,
homage to their names. Dr. Gabe j Lpvejoy Memorial,” built by oui
Johnson is the only one of that Church at a cost ot three thousand
building committee who still lives
dollars during the present year.
to bless us with his presence and These godly men, though dead,
our Church with his generous sup- y e t live in the hearts ami memories
port. ; of those who knew them. M hile
Eleven years passed by of sun- W e miss those who have joined the
shine and shadows for our Church, j “host innumerable,” we rejoice
true and tried men preached the that we still have with us many
simple, pure gospel and God bless-1 whose lives are an inspiration and
ed the people spiritually and ma- great blessing to Church and
terially. They did not attempt to communty.
fully complete the Church until There have been many large in
during the pastorate of \V. W. ] gatherings of souls under the min-
Wadsworth. He is due praise and i s try of different pastors, but the
gratitude for his efforts in the greatest has been in the past three
beautiful adornment and appro- years, under the pastorate ot Broth-
priate inscription on the iuterior, er j. K. King. Five hundred have
as well as for the symmetrical peen enrolled on our Church rec-
Rev. Willis Mathews was circuit
rider that year. But the first ser-
lian has a history, a history full of I uiop by a Methodist minister in
interest to those who have grown Newnan was by Rev. Dabney 1’.
up around her sacred altars. | Jones, in 182.. v
Some one has said, “The sun In 1829, the Rev. Simeon L.
never sets upon the people called Stevens fed the little flock of eight
Methodists.’’ In a sense this is, souls in a little log house, located
true, for by their zeal and courage near the cemetery, in the town of
they enter every place whore there Newnan. We give a list of the first steeple, which is the chief beauty ord.
are those hungering for the “bread membership: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest] of the Church. The work was May God still bless
of life.” Wittiek. Mr. and Mrs. Huggins completed, and ou Sunday, June yet more abundantly.
The Methodists were the first to Mrs. Davis and her son, Nathan, I 28th, 1885, the Church was dedi-
urgaui/.e a Church in the wilds of Mrs. Cooper and her sister, Miss cated to the worship ol Almighty
Coweta county. ! C. Echols, sisters of Mrs. Dough- God.
The grand, true men of early erty. Bishop Hargrove was to have
Methodism sought not easy places In 1830, a new church was built preached the dedicatory sermon,
but “counted it all joy" to go over on the lot near where the Metho- but was prevented by sickness,
mountains and plains, in heat and dist parsonage now stauds. It was l)r. Jesse Boring, the presiding
cold, to do the Master's work. It I about 30 feet square, and all rejoic- elder of the district, and the most
was one of these brave, true “sol-! oil in having such a capacious venerable and gifted Methodist in
diers of the Cross,” the sainted I house of worship. The pastor for the State, preached the dedication
William Steagall, who came over 1 that year was Richard I Winn. sermon.
A list of preachers who have
served the Newnan M. E. Church
since its organization:
1829— Simeon L. Stevens.
1830— Richard I. Winn.
1831— William Steagall.
(Continued on page 6 -)
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