Newnan Sleekly jVewe
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1905.
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Brilliant Wedding of Mr.
Wynn and Miss Orr.
On the evening of Dec. 6, the
handsome residence of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Orr was ablaze with
lights, and aglow with the beauty
and the chivalry of Newnan and
of the neighboring cities.
The auspicious occasion was the
marriage of Miss Martha Thomas
Orr, an acknowledged belle and
beauty, to Mr. George Lumpkin
Wynn, both worthy representa
tives of two of the oldest and best
families of the State.
Holly, with its brilliant crimson
and satiny green wreathed each
door-way, arch, window, mantel
and stairway, and was the effective
background of all the wall orna
: > The huge fires and the profuse
decorations were an inspiriting
foretaste of the approaching Christ
‘ mas holidays.
In the parlor an artistic mound
i' of feathery ferns rising to the ceil
' ing, marked the station prepared
for the happy couple. Overhead
was a snowy, fan-shaped canopy of
crimped crepe ribbons drawn to
. lovely focus in the clustered lights
of an electric chandelier, with
> softened, lily-of-the-valley shades
Softly, but clearly, above the
. buzz of conversation, there arose
the cultured tones of Miss Frankie
King in Hymen’s chosen refrain
“Oh, promise me!” An expectant
hush—then the exhilarting strains
of Mendelssohn's wedding march
pealed forth, rendered skillfully
by Miss Mary Gibson. Two daint
ily gowned little ribbon bearers
* Misses Eleanor Barrett and Gene
Kirby, gracefully outlined the
l. pathway of the wedding party
W Following them came Mr. Cliff
^ Glover and Miss Sadie May Powel
■j Mr. I. N. Orr, Jr., and Miss Alma
i * Arnold—the gentlemen in faultless
( evening attire, the ladies gowned
* in soft, white, silken garments,and
f loug crimson gloves, bearing bou
quets of crimson carnations. The
groom, elate aiid happy, came for
ward with his brother, Mr. Gor
* don Wynn. Miss Beuetta Orr, as
maid of honor, was a vision of
girlish attractiveness, clad in
white embroidered chiffon, and
bearing a bouquet of white carna
| • tions, and accompanied by Miss
Virginia Freeman, similarly at
tired. Last, upon the arm of her
> * stately father, came the lovely
bride. She was exquisitely robed
in white crepe de chene, over
t white satin, profusely trimmed
with Mechlin lace. Enveloped
<• a fleecy veil, and bearing lilies
^ the valley on her arm, the bride
was a picture to lie gladly remem-
' bered as the gallant groom stepped
forward and received her from her
~ [ father.
The ring ceremony, by Dr. G.
A. Nuunally, was solemnly im-
. pressive,and his choice diction was
i - laden with blessings for the youth
In marked contrast to the sacred
hush of the ceremony, was the
jubilant babel of congratulations
showered upon the newly wedded.
If cordial good wishes can render
them immune, then this popular
couple will lie favored w r ith cloud
less, blue skies and a smooth, sun
shiny sea during life’s entire voy-
( ' A bountiful, dainty salad course
was served to the numerous guests,
accompanied with exhilarating
A list of the bridal gifts would
fill several columns. Conspicuous
among these was a superb chest of
silver from the bride’s parents,and
a check for, $1,500 from the
groom’s parents. Silver, china and
rare bric-a-brac spoke volumes for
the popularity of the wedded pair,
and nothing but a view of them
can portray their choice variety
and wondrous beauty.
Altogether, memory added to
her immortal amulet one of the
most priceless, golden charms that
upid and Hymen ever arranged
for delighted guests.
Mr. aud Mrs. Wynn will be at
home to their friends at the resi
dence of the bride’s parents until
Christmas. Then they will make
an extended tour of the most at
tractive resorts in Florida.
IN HONOR OF MISS ORR AND MR. WYNN.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 8. Parrott
gave a beautiful dinner Thursday
evening in compliment to Miss
Martha Orr and Mr. George
The congenial party included
Miss Martha Orr, Miss 8adie May
Powel, Miss Virgie Freeman, Miss
Katie Arnold, Miss Bessie Powell,
Miss Mary Goodrum and Miss
Nell Russell; Messrs. George
Wynn, Gordon Wynn, Rawson
Dent, Bob Orr, I. N. Orr, Jr., Lit
Jones, Cliff Glover and Dr. Bailey.
The table decorations were artis
tic in their combination of red aud
white. The menu throughout in
troduced tne prevailing color
scheme; the hand-painted place
cards being an especially pretty
Miss Bessie Powell was the hap
py winner of the ring, cut from
the bride’s cake; Miss Alma Ar
nold the dime, and Miss Mary
Goodrum the thimble.
The host in his usual hospitable
manner gave a toast to the health
of the bride.
Mrs. Parrott received her guests
in a beautiful lace waist over silk.
The bride elect wore a becoming
gown of green crep de chene with
yoke and bertha of lace, the design
emphasized by a touch of the pas
IN HONOR OF MISS MARTHA ORR.
One of the lovliest affairs for
Miss Martha Orr was the stocking
shower at which Miss Sadie May
Powel and Miss Alma Arnold en
tertained Friday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Bob Arnold. The
house was beautifully decorated
with holly and mistletoe.
A unique feature of the after
noon was the art of relating jokes
pertaining to a bride and groom
for which Miss Nettie Orr received
A delicious hot luncheon was
served in the dining room, where
the guests were seated at small
tables which were lovely, lighted
with red candles in red candelabras
and red roses forming the center
piece. The salad was served in
red baskets and every small detail
carried out in the color scheme.
Miss Sadie May Powel with a
very fitting toast to the bride
showered her with lovely stock
About thirty young ladies were
Busy Session of City Court.
City Court is sitting this week
and a busy session is lieiug held.
Judge A. D. Freeman and Solici
tor W. G. Post are disposing of
much business and making an ef
fort to clear the docket, as nearly
as possible. Court will continue
in session this week.
Summary of business disposed of
up to hour the News went to press
is as follows:
State vs Bland White, selling
liquor; guilty; $250 and costs or 12
State vs Sherman Stafford, lar
ceny from the house; nolle prossed
after argument on demurrer ob
jecting because no value alleged in
State vs Lee Tompkins, misde
meanor; nolle prossed because I).
P. Woodroof, O. Z. Cranford and
J. C. Hood, three of the grand
jurors finding the bill, were dis
State vs Fred Reese, selling
liquor; not guilty.
State vs John Harrison, misde
meanor; nolle prossed after settle
ment and payment of costs.
State vs Savannah Sims, misde
meanor; not guilty.
State vs Ben Strozler; larceny
from the house; nolle prossed for
want of evidence to convict.
State vs Ed Brown, selling
liquor; not guilty.
State vs Webb Story, disturbing
divine worship; nolle prossed for
lack of evidence to convict.
State vs Will Render, disturbing
divine worship; nolle prossed for
lack of evidence to convict.
State vs O. M. and Mack Caven-
der and Henry Orr, misdemeanor;
defendants indicted for damaging
public roads, and having repaired
same to satisfaction of County
Commissioners, case ordered nolle
State vs Annie May Cunning
ham, assault and battery; guilty of
State vs Josiah Elder, carrying
concealed pistol; plea of guilty;
$50 and costs or 12 mouths.
State vs Nath Blackman, carry
ing pistol concealed; guilty; $50
and costs or 12 months.
By consent of counsel, it was or
dered that the case of G. Ober &
Sons Co. vs E. Mobley be the first
case set for trial at the January,
1900, term of court. The case of | Sunday. As we stated last week,
Hendrick vs Central Railroad and i bonr has been changed from
cases against Atlanta & West j th aftel . n00I1 to in the
'oint Hallway are to follow above
named case at that term of court, j morning.
! Bro. Layton, who was chosen as
! pastor two weeks ago, will lie up
from LaGrange and preach for us
At Mt. Vernon Baptist church, ! ”« xfc e, ‘* ve,, > “• ,n ” and
seven, p. m. Let’s give him a
good attendance. Let's make this
next year the most prosperous year
Colored Mission Meeting.
At First Baptist Church,
“What are You Here for Any
how!’’ will be the great questions
discussed by Dr. Nuunally next
Sunday morning. At night he
will inquire “What Wages the
Young Man is Receiving and How
to Get a Raise!”
These matters concern men now
and here and hereafter. The pub
lic cordially invited.
Chaingang Escape Caught
Chinas Warner, a negro escape
from the Baldwin county chain
gang, was captured at a house on
Albert Potts’ place Wednesday
night by Sheriff Brown, Chief
Brewster and Policeman Shackle
ford. Warner once lived in this
cor*iiy and first went to the chain
gang from this county. He is an
i all-around bad negro.
J. J. Hendrix moved with his
family to Grantville last Monday.
Little Ethel, daughter of George
Agro, got hurt in the mill last
Saturday, but the wound is not
Gilbert Taylor, from Greenville,
S. C., has employment in the mill
and is (warding at George Ander
Mrs. Nannie Owens has been on
the sick list for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Crow moved
to Athens last week.
Mr. and Mr,s. J. A. South, of
Atlanta, spent a couple of days
with Newnan friends last week.
Mrs. Henry Bryant has been
confined to her lied for several
Mr. and Mrs. JohnTranlmni and
two children, who have been stop
ping with Mrs. Jeff Lassiter for
several days, left for Gridin last
Mrs. Pat Damron has been quite
sick with pneumonia for the past
Nana Brook, from Clem, Ga., is
spending the week with her grand
Mrs. W. B. Hendrix has been
sick for several days.
Conelly Lassiter returned last
Saturday, after spending two
weeks with relatives and friends in
Mrs. Lidie Brook and Mrs. Sal
lie Benford, from Tyus, Ga., spent
last Saturday night aud Sunday
with the family of ,T. G. Brook.
Miss Ida Collins, who recently
moved here from Chattahoochee
is quite sick.
Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and son,
Arthur, from LaGrange, spent last
Saturday night and Sunday with
the family of Mix. I. C. McGehee.
J. G. Brook returned last Satur
day afternoon from Carroll county,
after spending two weeks with his
children at Clem and Tyus.
Mix. V. B. McClure is spending
several days with her daughter,
Mrs. Frank Whittle, at Clem.
Mrs. Damron, from Whitehall,
is spending some time with the
family of her son.
Mrs. E. J. Stevens is visiting
relatives at Cedartown.
Owing to a misunderstanding
about the hour for Sunday School,
there was none at the chapel last
A farm in the 7th District, be
longing to estate of Mix. E. D.
Vines, deceased, and containing
202 1-2 acres, was sold to H. T.
Daniel for $4,125.
The Wm. Sowell farm in Cedar
Creek District, containing 101
acres, was sold at administrator’s
sale for $2,450 to Freeman Sewell.
The bidding for all of this prop
erty was spirited; especially in the
case of the Page lands. These
lands sold at from $00 to $101 per
acre. The latter price, however,
was paid for what is virtually town
property, in Turin. On the other
hand, $70 per acre was paid for
farming land, situated near Turin.
These prices indicate the range of
real estate values in that section of
the county. The 7th and Cedar
Creek districts also come to the
front with farming lands at $20 to
$25 per acre; thus proving that
Coweta soil, in all sections of the
county, is not only valuable but is
increasing in value.
Mrs. Clbson entertained in
Honor of Miss Martha Orr.
The card party anil linen shower
given last Saturday afternoon by
Mrs. Sanders Gibson, in honor of
Miss Marthu Orr, was one of the
most enjoyable affairs of the week.
Mix. Gibson’s home was grace
fully and artistically decorated
with holly and cut llowers. Hang
ing from the chandelier in the
front parlor was a handsome piece
Despite the rain quite a number
of ladies wore present, and the af
ternoon w r as so pleasantly spent
that the gloom outside was entirely
forgotten. Dominos and euchre
were played, after which an ele
gant luncheon was served.
Miss Mary Goodrum was the
fortunate winner of the ilixt prize,
a pair of silk hose; Mix. Ernest
Powel made the second highest
score and was given the second
prize, a pair of garters; the conso
lation was drawn by Mrs. E. R.
Barrett, a pearl stick pin, and
Misses Lucile Thompson and Vir
ginia Freeman tied for the booby,
a huge liouqnet of roses.
In the linen shower were found
many dainty and useful articles.
Miss Orr looked lovely in
green crepe de chine and was never
Mrs. Gibson is noted for her
splendid entertainments and this
one proved to be one of the most
colored, on the night of Dec. 5th, j
was one of the greatest missionary j
meetings had for some time. Miss
E. B. Delaney, our returned mis
sionary from Africa, spoke to a
crowded house. She served as a
missionary in Africa for four
years. She told us of many things j 1!l ^
that are needful for us as Chris
tians, in America, to do. All
seemed to be aroused by her talk;
and pledged themselves to do more
for the cause than ever before.
We gave her a collection of $14.75.
We thank many friends for
their Thanksgiving gifts. Our
meeting was a success. We hope
to organize every county in Geor
gia into a County, Foreign and
Home Convention, and put each
church memlier to work.
S. A. Hayes,
Vice Pres, for Ga.
religiously that mill chapel lias
ever had. “Not forsaking the as
sembling of ourselves together as
the manner of some is; but exhort-
one another in the name of
Christ.” “Let us hold fast the
profession of our faith without
wavering; provoking one another
unto love and good works.”
Tax Collector’s Notice.
Sales on First Tuesday.
Aif unusually large crowd was
in Newnan on first Tuesday, and
there was lively bidding for most
of the real estate offered for sale.
Sheriff Brown sold the following
Lands at Turin belonging to
estate of Mrs. Nancy Rage, de
ceased, were sold as follows: 37
acres to W. A. Shell for $.40 per
lie at Senoia Monday J a(:,e 5 acres to I'red Hunter for
$35 per acre; 51 acres to <1. F.
HunnicuCt for $40 jier acre; 51
acres to L. T. Moses for $50 per
The County Commissioners held
a busy session Wednesday, but
most of the business transacted
was of a routine nature.
Tiie Commissioners decided to
buy throe mules for chaingang
service; discussed plans for im
proving the roads and for increas
ing the efficiency of the gang; and
appointed a committee of the
Board to investigate proposed
changes in public roads, made
necessary by building of Newnan
aud Greenville railroad. This
committee will go over route of
this railroad on Dec. 13th anil note
the situation all along the line.
Capt. Nash’s report to the Board
stated that there are now 38 con
victs in his gang aud that the total
cost of the gang for November was
Hash is not to be despised, when
we know what it is made of. And
“take up the fragments” is a di
vine injunction to which wo would
do well to take heed. Some one is
asking, what is the difference any •
how between the several denomi
nations! Well, each has its pecu
liar characteristic which gives it
effectiveness and entitles it to a
separate existence One word to
each ulearly defines and suggests
its individuality. The Catholic is
designated by his attitude; the
Episcopalian by his altitude; the
Congregutionalist by his platitude;
the Methodist by the multitude;
the Presbyterian by his rectitude,
and the Baptist by his exactitude.
He wants things exactly as it is
In some matters the Methodists
am peculiarly differentiated from
the Baptists. For instance, the
Methodist government is a limited
monarchy, the Baptist is a loose
republic. Thu Methodists believe
in a strong centralized policy, the
Baptists in a democracy; one is
prescriptive, the other independ
ent; one is legislative, the other
is executive; one is dictatorial, the
other is advisory. The further
you got from the local church—up
into the quarterly and district aud
annual and general conference—
greater the power. With the
Baptist the general convention is
weaker than the state convention,
and it is weakea than the district
association, and the association is
weaker than the local church,
which in its soverignty is the
highest ecclesiastical tribunal on
earth aud from whose decisions
there is no appeal, for the simple
reason that there is but one Head
to a church aud that is Christ.
Though there are differences
which are radical, yet they serve a
wholesome purpose. Each pro
vokes the other to good works and
one is a chuck upon the other to
prevent wild excesses and fatal
delusions, Methodist Armiuian-
ism saved the Baptists from Cal-
vanistic fatalism, and Baptist per
severance hs saved the Method
ists from final, fatal aud wholesale
upostacy. Baptiste rescued the
doctrine of divine sovereignty aud
Methodists have preserved the
doctrine of human accountability.
And, after all, the denomina
tions are in more friendly attitude
with each other than ever before.
During the last century great
changes were wrought. The first
quarter of the last century was
spent in active antagonism and all
Christendom was a battlefield. The
second quarter- to 1850—was an
era of stolid, sullen indifference;
neither cared for the other and
half way rejoiced in the other’s
morning, Dec. 11th; Grantville
afternoon, Tuesday Dec. 12th, and
at Newnan every day up to arid,
including Dec. 19th, to receive! acre i a « r es to J. B, Walker
State and county taxes. By law
the books must be closed and exe
cutions issued on Dec. 20th.
H. R. Davies, Tax Col.
at $101 per acre; 33 acres to L. T.
Moses at $75 per acre. All of
these lands lie in and near the
toVn of Turin.
New Map of Georgia.
The new map of Georgia shows
new counties, new railroads, new
banking towns, etc., etc. More
features than any other map, Made
from new plates. Cloth map for
$1.75; liesl paper map for $1.00.
Be ready to give an order when I
call. Wilber E. Moucan.
Senoia, Ga. 4t
failures. The third^quartor was a
time of kindness, forbearance and
Christian courtesy. The last quar
ter has been an effort at co-opera
tion on lines for human good, so
cial elevation and civic righteous
ness. 'I'he first quarter of the new
century bears the call to a federa
tion of all denominations in con
cert, a world-wide movement, for
the betterment of all mankind.
It does not mean union of or
ganization, but unity of effort; not
coalition, but co-operation; not a
coercing of conscience, but a con
cert of action. The prayer of the
Savior is being answered, if not
alreaily fulfilled, “That they may
all be one.”
G. A. Nunnai.lv.
Firemen Will Banquet.
The Newnan Fire Department
will have the annual supper of the
organization at the city hall this
( Friday) evening, begining at 6:15
o’clock. Preparations are being
made for an enjoyable affair.