The Newnan News
Issued Every Friday.
J. T. FAIN, Editor and Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION RATE $100 PER YEAR
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COWETA COUNTY.
'Phone No. 20.
OFFICE UPSTAIRS IN THE WILCOXON BLOG
If Col. Maun is put out of I nisi •
iii this country, perhaps he
can senire the joliof oflieial Imr
rower lor the Sultan of Turkey.
“Strife Abend” was an editorial
caption in Wednesday’s I'onstitu
tion. With six candidates for
governor in the field, strife is
ahead, in the rear.and to the right
and left of ns.
The < onstitution and tlie .loin
nal each has a candidate for got
ernor, but the \tlanta News has
the most complete assortment ol
in junctions, restraining orders and
contempt eases evei accumulated
by a < ieorgiu daily .
lion. MewletteA. Hall informed
the (irirtin News and Sun that
i'oweta county is solid for l>r.
Nuiiually lor got ernor. If a fact,
this is interesting information.
The News lias Itccn lalsu ing under
the delusion that there was a
sprinkling of Howell voters in
Coweta. Have they deserted
Clark and rallied to the support of
PRIZES AWARDED TO
consisting of a gold watch, ajset of
Shakespeare's works and an un
abridged dictionary. The contest
aroused much interest among the
corrus|Mjndente; and the record
shows that 20 correspondents, rep
resenting as many different towns
and communities, entered the con
After making careful examina
tion of the records of the various
correspondents, the committee on
awaids decided that our Milltown
correspondent was entitled to the
first prize, that the second prize
should go to the Whitesburg cor
respondent and the third to our
The Milltown and Whitesburg
correspondents eclipsed the records
of all the others, tint several w l it
em were almost able to tie for the
third prize. Among this niimlicr
were the Kook Spring. Handy,
Turin, Palmetto and Moreland
The News appreciates the work
of its correspondents during the
nine months of the contest and
thanks them for all efforts made in
behalf ol the paper. We trust our
writers will eclipse all previous
records this year, and to this end
invite all of them to take up the
work for the year with renewed
energy. The News • desires to
make its correspondence depart
incut the largest, brightest and
best in the paper. The corres
pondents can make it possible for
this aim to Is- attained. We hope
thc\ will do so.
FLOWERS IN JAPAN.
The prizes in the News' cor res
pendents’ contest were awarded
last Tuesday by a committee com
posed of Prof. II. II. Hopple, At
torncy W. M. Glass and ,1. T. t'ur
pen ter, Ksq.
\s correspondents and readers
of the News already know, the
contest extended over a period ol
nine months, nr .‘tit wis'ks; the
prizes Is'ing three in number and
Newnan's cotton receipt* up to
Keb. 1st amounted to lb,IIi7 bales,
as compared with 11,125 bales on
same date last year. The stock on
hand this year was .‘(,111 bales;
last year, 5,.'108 bales. The Janu
ary receipts this year amounted to
.11 I bales.
The cheapest way to acquire a
reputation for wisdom is to agree
We know some men whose lives
arc continual apoligies for living.
It is difficult to reason with an
EVERYTHING FOR THE FIRM.
We sell almost, everything needed in the farmer’s home and
on his farm. Our lug stock of general merchandise was
carefully selected in the markets, and every article is priced
right—for cash or on t ime. Whatever the farmer's needs
may he, we are pro pa ml to supply them. Some of the
things needed on the farm at this time of the year are nam
ed below. It will ho to the advantage of any farmer to buy
these things in our store.
Etmi fbr Riixnr Will Sprnd His I.UI
Coin Fur ■ llloMom.
Americans anil Europeans may have
a love for flowers, hut the people of
Japan show in many ways that lieau-
tiful blossoms till a much larger place
in their hearts than in those of any
other people. From the members of
the royal family to the pootast Is-ggar
in the streets the love seems to be iu-
nate. In the palaces of Tokyo there
are exquisite vases of every descrip
tion. which are daily filled with rare
blossoms. Hut the peasant in his palter
hut Is quite as particular to fill his
team boo vases with some blossom.
Should one chance to stay at n hotel
more than twenty-four hours he will
find fresh flowers every duy to re
plenish those which greeted him on his
arrlvul. Even the half naked eooly
will have a flower of some klud stuck
behind his ear. At every corner and
all along the stris-ts there are numer
ous flower merchants, und It is seldom
that a Japanese beggar will hesitate
to part with hi* last coin to purchase
a blossom. Parents choose flower
numes for their daughters, and a Jap
anese lady always adorns her person
with the flowers which ure appropriate
to the season.
No visitor to the laud of the cherry
blossom festival lias failed to describe
tills most linportunt oceuslon. The
opening of the suuaou is the blooming
of this flower, and It is a national holi
day. Thousands of people, dressed iu
their best, wander about ail day under
the arch of overhanging rose red trees,
refreshing themselves with tea or rice
wine at the tea houses or buying sou
venirs of the* occasion lit the ninny
little shops eroded for the day. Each
owner of a cherry orchard has his own
private festival and sends out Invita
tions ornamented with cherry blos
soms to tils especial friends. All sorts
of games are played, and in the even
ing thousands of lanterns are hung
on the trees. The royul court Invites
the nobility and the diplomatic corps
to a garden party. It Is also the sea
son for family picnics, which are looked
forward to throughout the year by the
bumbler classes. Only too soon is the
cherry blossom festival at an end.
The Japanese cherries are not In
tended to he eaten, but their value is
simply In the blossom. It Is the most
luxuriant bloom of all nnd of such Im
portance that before the bursting of
tlie blossoms the fact Is advertised in
all the local papers. The cherry tree
sometimes grows us tall ns an oak,
and during the time of bloom It is so
iHilen with flowers that not u vestige of
leaf Is visible. The flowers have also
a singular and delicate perfume.
Japanese women have a pretty cus
tom of making their dresses corre
spond to tlie flowees which ure In sea
son. At tlie cherry blossom festival she
wears a kimono embroidered with the
flower so much In evidence then. When
tin* azalea comes, this garment Is re
placed with one covered with effective
spruys of the varicolored azaleas, and
this In turn gives way before the win-
tarla and chrysanthemum.
In the arrangement of their flowers
the |M*opU> of Japan show great artistic
tuste. Each separate bud Is allowed
Its chance to he udmired. A single
flower held by u crystal vase makes a
feast for the eyes which Is not forth-
; coming when dozens of the blossoms
are crowded together and their Indi
vidual charm entirely lost.
SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE
Look over tlie list of goods named below. We buy
them in large quantities, and can do you good.
55 select mules and horses.
Mitchel Wagons (solid car load).
Tennessee Wagons (solid car load).
75 New Buggies—Barnesville, Tyson & Jones, and McFarlin.
Chattanooga Chilled Plows.
Oliver Chilled Plows and the celebrated Mallory Plows.
We have a full line of all plow goods needed on farms.
1500 gallons Syrup at from 10 to 60 cents.
Genuine Cuban Molasses from the Island.
6000 lbs. of Select Tobaccos from 2oc to $1.60 per pound.
Granulated Sugar in barrels and bags.
Gold Coin Flour (this is the one the people brag on so).
Reception Flour, for cakes and Tine cooking.
Rouble Fine Salt in car loads.
No. 1 Timothy Hay (three cars).
We especially call attention to the old Seed Tick Cof
fee, and our Schotten’s Jute Bag Roasted Coffee.
BRADLEY 3c BANKS
P. S.—We want to sell just 1500 tons of Armour’s
Fertilizers. We know this goods will bring you fine
Wo handle* tin* celebrated products of tin* Coweta Fertilizer
Company, and the lanuuiH “Ox Brand Guanos.’’ Farmers
know the worth of those goods. We sell them right.
H A V.
We buy No. 1 timothy hay in car-load lots; so
mouse quantities, and always at low figures.
it in im-
1U ST PROOF OATS.
le t us furnish you home grown and Texas rust proof seed
oats. W, haw Loth kinds, and they are the 1 >e-t quality <>t
We have a big lot of eastern grown Irish potatoes tor plant
ing. Triumph, Early Rose, Goodrich and Peerless are the
varieties we soil. All farmers want to plant some of these.
NEW ORLEANS SYRUP
We have just m-eived a new shipment of tine New Orleans
Syrups, in barrels and half barrels. Price range from 20c to
40c per gallon in barrel or half barrel quantities.
STEWART & PARKS
Art of UcttUc OS Cor*.
"I have beeu trying to dlacover what
your system la In helping women off
the ear," auid the man on the back
platform to tbe conductor. "I thought
I at first that you uanisted only elderly
women. Then, wheu I saw you help
I three or four young womeu I thought
perhaps It wns their good looks that
appealed to your gallantry. Hut you
knocked that theory In the heud wheu
you assisted that sour faced, homely
creature. What Is your system, any
"It's very simple,” replied the con
ductor. "I help only those women who
seem to need assistance. The others I
don't bother with. 1 know the minute
u woman rises In the ear whether she
is the sort who will need my help In
nliKlitlng or Is perfectly capable of tak
ing care of herself. If a woman march
es to the door the minute she signals
for the car to stop and then grabs the
door Jainli so she won’t bo thrown nt
the sudden jar stopping. I know she
will get off with her face to the front
and needs no help. But if she rises Just
as tin* ear is about to stop and lurches
and bumps along to tin* door, I know
she needs a helping hand, whether she
he young or old. pretty or homely, for
if left to herself she will g*'t off back
ward.” -New York Press.
A ii Av l» It** v in«*nt.
Judge Thatcher ol' Mississippi was an
obstinate bachelor and rather prided
himself upon having resisted the
charms of lovely woman when on all
sides his friends had fallen victims to
the insidious arrows of fate, lie was
a solemn looking man, but with plenty
of dry humor in his nature, lie had a
pleasant home, over which tits relatives
sometimes presided. I'pon one occa
sion a lady called on some charitable
errand, nnd. the servants being out for
the moment, the judge answered the
bell. The caller, who was a stranger,
asked for the ••madam."
In a grave nnd deliberate voice the
judge replied, "There is no madam.”
The stranger instantly detected a sor
row and spoke with sympathy iu look
and voice: "Alns, I see! Pardon me—
This was too much for the bachelor
pride of the judge, who felt that he
could not be worsted of his years of
victorious solitude, so with triumphant
reniemberance he shouted with Joy and
animation, "No, madam, not a be
reavement, an achievement, thank
Hev. W. A. Davis, of Senoia, filled his
monthly appointment at the Baptist
church last Saturday and Hutiduy. A
good congregation wns present Sunday
and listened to a fine sermon by the
Haralson High School continues to en
roll now pupils every week. The music
class in connection witli the school is
growing in both interest and numbers.
Mrs. A. H. Rnwles is the excellent in
structor in music.
Owing to the continued rains no farm
work of consequence has beeu done iu
Notwithstanding the continued bad
weather and awful roads, trade in our
town is good and all our merchants seetn
to be doing a rushing business.
The Haralson Oin Co. ginned 21 bales
of cotton in January and we understand
they have more vet to gin.
We nre sorry to note there is little
change if any in condition of Miss Min-
I nie Reaves.
Mrs. E. C. Swygert, who has been
sick for some time, is slowly improving.
Mr. CurtiR Nixon was a visitor iu
Miss Ann Foster, whojs tenoliing a
flourishing sbool at Bethel, spent Satur
day nnd Sunday with the home folks nt
Mr. Walter Grovenstein, one of our
prominent merchants, went up to New
nan Monday on business.
Mr. Lnt Gray, a successful farmer of
the community, is in Atlanta this week
Miss Clyde .Union, of Whitesburg, is
visiting her brother and sister and other
relatives in Haralson this week.
Mr. J. A. Hutchinson went up to Se
noia one day last week.
Next Saturday and Sunday will be
i the regulnr meeting days of the Luth
eran church her*’. Rev. I). A. Sox, of
' Carrollton, the beloved pastor, is expect
ed to be present on both days.
Tlie LutherauRSunday School on last
! Sunday morning re-elected Mr. E. C.
Swygert as Supt. for another year.
Elsewhere in this issue will Ik*
; found a notice of the lectures to
be delivered by Mrs. Gallic II.
Howe, in the interest of the W. C.
T. IT. at the Methodist church
Feb. Kth and 7th. Since the pub
lication of the pages containing the j
notice, the program has been j
changed, and Mrs. Howe will be
heard at the church on 'Tuesday!
evening only instead ot Tuesday ,
and Wednesday, as stated in the |
A Sale of
Barnett, St. John it- Co., leading clothiers and furnishers,
will during this month put on sa’e all winter goods at a
great sacrifice. The goods we offer yon are high grade
clothing and furnishing
goods, to be sold regard
less of their real value.
We have too many winter
goods on hand, and we in
tend to sell them, as we
need the room for our
spring stock. We chal
lenge competition on the
prices we offer you. This
is no time to hesitate, but
act at once and call to see
what bargains we have in
store for you. Remember
we are offering you high
class goods at cut prices.
No “odds anil ends”, no
shoddy’ goods, but good,
our winter goods
marked down to
throughout our store.
You are cordially invited
to call and see the great
bargains we are offering
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’ SCCHISTSM. M. T. '
Barnett, St. John &