THE newnan news.
NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1906.
The Mission of a Newspaper is to Print the News; That’s What “The News” Does
IN SESSION HERE
Seventy-ninth Stated Sessions
are Being Held in Newnan
The Seventy-ninth stated
sions of Atlanta Presbytery
now being heiil in the Presbyter
ian church in this city. The open
ing session was held Tuesday even
ing, the opening sermon being de
livered by l>r. Theron H. Pice, of
Atlanta, after which the Presby
tery was called to order and the
following otliccrs were elected:
Moderator, Rev. L. K. Walker,
Recording Clerk, Hev. J. B. Hick-
In 1SII8 Mr. Colley enlisted under
Cupt. Burris, of Columbus, in 5th Geor
gia regiment and served ns a fnitliful
soldier to the oloso of the wnr; being in
several noted battles. After the close of
tlie war lie returned to Georgia, bought
land in Coweta county and settled down
to farming, where his efforts were
crowned with success. Being blessed
with this world’s goods and having only
scs- | one son, he reared and educated many
arc orphan boys and girls, who but for his
aid would have been deprived of an edu
After the death of his son in 1 SH>g, he
still made his home with his daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Colley Leigh, where he was
a beloved iumnte. He will be sadly
missed in the home which was made
brighter by his kind disposition and un
complaining ways. While he was loved
and tenderly cared for by all his family,
the strong affection existing between
him and his eldest grandson, Charlie
Miss Spender's Success.
Miss Hue Lowe Spender, of
Newnan, who has made a wide
reputation as an artist in her line
—organ music—has accepted the
position of organist in the Hirst
Baptist church, of Augusta. Of
her ability The Augusta Chronicle
comments as follows:
“The First Baptist Church has
engaged Miss Hae Spender, of
Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold and DDAf II K 1 DlPIfL <l l*| l
little daughter have returned to * ’ ** ™ILIUjI I
■ their home in College Park, after a
Miss Turner was a charming pleasant visit to the tormer s par-
hostess, receiving her guests in a cuts.
beautiful lingerie waist and light
Miss King was stylish in a clear.,
voile over silk.
The house was attractive in the
colors of white and yellow.
Miss Bessie Powell making the
highest score in an interesting
game of dominos, received a loveh
Newnan, as organist and director jgnnze tan, which she presented to
of the choir. Miss Spender, Bie bride to In*. Miss Lttcile
though quite a young woman has j Thompson drew the consolation—
Ion. Reading < ’lerk. Rev. H. C. I 8tow * rt Uollo - V ’ WIW louchill « » ud bl * au ‘
,, 1 tiful iu the extreme. Ho was u good
Hammond, all ol Atlanta. ' ... , , . „ .... „ , • ..
I citizen; esteemed by all who know lum.
At the 1 htirsday morning ws- ] leaves a large estate to Ids three
sioti Commissioners to the General , grandsons, Charlie Stewart, Thomas
Assembly, which meets in" May in Nelson and James William Oolley.
Greeneville, S. ('., were elected as
follows: Revs. T. IF. Rice and J.
G. Patton; alternates, Revs. J. G.
Herndon and FF. C. Hammond;
Elders J. G. Earnest and C. I).
Montgomery; alternates. Elders 1>.
Gailliard anti E. A. Davis.
Rev. FT. C. Hammond was elect
ed treasurer of the Presbytery;
vice Major W. A. Powell, who re
signed on account of physical in
Sermons have been delivered
during the sessions by Revs. Ho
mer McMillan and R. O. Flynn
anil Dr. T. E. Converse. This
(Thursday) evening at7:30 o’clock
The funeral services were held at the
residence of Mrs. Colley Leigh, Tues
day at 11 p. m., and were conducted by
Rev. V. A. Hum, of Newnan, prayer be
ing offered by Rev. A. H. S. Bugg; af
ter which lie was earned to his last rest
ing place and laid by the side of his Be
loved wife to await the resurrection
Wc extend our sympathy to Mrs. Col
ley Leigh uud his graud-sons and say,
Weep not; God lms given his beloved
The pallbearers were Hon. W. A.Post,
Dr. G. W. Clower, Messrs. R. I. Sewell,
W. T. Jackson, ,T. W. Smith and John
Miss Harmon, of Odessa, is the guest
of Mrs. A. H. S. Bugg at the parsonage.
Dr. Roy Hogg visited his parents at
Scnoia last week.
Rev. C. R. Nislfct will conduct the Mrs. H. Abner Campand Miss Emma
home missions meeting. Friday | Belle Zellors spent Thursday with their
at 11 o’clock Rev. J. B. Ficklen ! sister, Mrs. Will Word, in Atlanta,
will preach; Friday evening at 7:30 I Mr. and Mrs. W. M. White and Miss
o’clock Dr. J.B. Mack will preach;
Gladys White si>ent Sunday with the
family of “Uncle Russell” Sewell at
and Saturday morning at the regu- Lo ue Oak.
lar hour another sermon will be, Mrs. J. P O’Neal has returned from
delivered. ] ft visit to her sister, Mrs. Delk, of So-
Rev. Lynn It. Walker, Modera
tor of the Presbytery, will preach
in the Presbyterian church next
Sunday morning and evening, at
the usual hours for services.
Presbytery will adjourn Satur
day morning. The sessions to (lute
have been interesting and profit
able- to the members and the large
number of visitors in attendance.
already had a brilliant career as a
musician. Her early training was
received at the Brenau conserva
tory, where she won the grand
piano offered the student making
the best record. She was for two
years organist at the Hirst Meth
odist church in Atlanta, resigning
her position there to prosecute her
organ studies in New York under I blimllolded
the celebrated teacher, PFenschel. | Fwautilul ’
“Miss Sponder has been engag
ed to give a series of piano recitals
at the Albany Chautauqua in April.
Not only the Hirst Buplist Church,
but the music loving people of Au
gusta generally will welcome Miss;
Sponder to the city.”
Tlie Augusta Evening Herald is
equally as complimentary in say
“Miss Sponder’s coming to Au
gusta is the subject of general con
gratulation. She is a rarely gifted
musician and is an accomplished
white belt and the
nisket tilled with Easter
ell to Mrs. Sum Hunks,
curds were the daintiest
Miss Hcsigiiol returned Satur
day to her home iu Marietta, after
spending several weeks with her
sister, Mrs. M.T. Phillips.
Miss Mary Lou Holmes return
ed to Carrollton Monday, altera
pleasant visit with friends and
relatives in Newnan.
Mrs. Ray Lee, of Atlanta, came
down Saturday to spend several
days with her parents, Cupt. and
Mrs. J. II. Hassell.
Mrs. George l\ Harrison and
little son have'returned (oOjidika,
altera visit to her mother, Mrs.
G. A. Niinnally.
Mr. L. J. Melson and family
came down Saturday to spend Sun
day with Mrs. E.S. Dent and Mrs.
i N. E. I’owel.
GOES TO BARNESVILLE.
Superintendent of Newnan
Schools Elected President
of Gordon Institute.
little slippers in white and gold,
laced with gold cord and tied
with yellow ribbon.
After a delightful course of slier-
lwrt and cuke, Miss King was
and stood under a
rile hell to catch the Miss Grace Barrow, of Atlanta,
handkerchief that foretold the next I s pcnt Sunday in the city with
bride. As the handkerchiefs were J Mrs. Barrow and Mrs. Allers
showered upon her, she caught thei llertol.
one given by Miss Alma Arnold., Miss Wenona Blackwell, of El-
The occasion was thoroughly en- iHirton, Is the attractive guest of
joyed and was a pretty all’air in
The Sen* Souci Club.
One of the most unique affairs
of last week was the Sans Souci
Club entertained Friday afternoon
by Miss Eddie North, at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. Davis. The score
artist on the organ and the piano, j cards and decorations were in
Her presence in Augusta will lie a; keeping with Easter; the cards l>e-
marked addition to both the social; ing the miniature rabbits, hand
and artistic life and interests of painted.
Augusta. While scarcely morej Dominos and Five Hundred I
than a girl, Miss Sponder hus de- j were played throughout the after-
voted many years to the perfection I noon. A delightful luncheon of
and development of her musical j two courses was served at the close
Educational Meeting at Buc
Buchanan, Ga.. April 12.—
The Hirst Association of Secondary
Schools of Georgia will hold its
second annual meeting at Buchan
an next Friday,' April 13, and a
line program has been arranged.
In the afternoon addresses will be
made by Hon. W. B. Merritt,
Prof. M. L. Brittain and Prol. J.
Miss Harris, of Montgomery, is the
guest of Mrs. J. G. Smith.
Misses Willie Jeter and Fnuline
Stevens spent a few days last week in
Mrs. Glenn Arnold and Mrs. W. G.
Sadler were in Newnan Thursday.
Homer and Pope Arnold, of Atlanta,
were guests of N. (). Banks, Sunday.
Hon. W. A. Post spent Monday in At
R. I. Sewell and L. S. Sewell are in
| Mrs. T. M. Zellors spent Monday with
I her mother, Mrs. Fuller, at St. Charles.
Miss Jennie Banks Arnold is home
from several days spoilt in Atlanta.
I .Miss Mattie Lou Rosser, of Hogans-
ville, is spending tlie week with Miss
Emmie Lee Bosser.
1 Wm, O'Brien, Jim Thompson, Charlie
Davis, Jack Chufin and T. B. Ahnon at
tended the meeting of the Odd Fellows
in Hogansville Saturday night.
The Ladies Parsonage Society will he
entertained this afternoon by Mrs. J. E.
Dean. A delightful menu will be served.
| The hostess will be assisted fn receiving
A lovely social event of the week
was the reception given by Miss
of the game. Green and white be
ing the color motif,was beautifully
carried out through the menu.
Miss Glotu Quiiliun.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Good rum
announce the birth of a son, Tucs-
dry, April 10th.
Miss Clift llolliiigshead is the
charming guest of her cousin, M iss
Miss Mary Good rum hits return
ed from a visit to her sister at Col
Mrs. D. 'I'. Mangel, and little
daughter spent last Friday in At
Mr. G. W. Harney and family
spent Sunday in Newnan.
Miss Nolle Russell has returned
from a visit to Atlanta.
Mrs. Irving Walker spent last
Friday in Atlanta.
Eaiier P.yn Hunt.
Wednesday alter-1 very happy occasion for the
noon, in compliment to Mis8 Cleta |j(,tle folks wits an Easier egg hunt i “
Quiiliun and Miss Kathleen Heath-^ crj v ,.|, |, y little Miss Carrie Dent A large number of Presbyterian
erstou of Atlanta, and Miss We- Hichards Thursday afternoon. j ministers and elders have visited
nona Blackwell of Elliertoii. j The green lawn was a pretty the Library this week and express
The home was beautifully dee- sight to see, crowded with the lit- , ’' 1 themselves as pleased and sur
orated in quantities ol Easter lilies j tie tots, eager for the hidden eggs, prised at the beauty ol the urehi
and trailing vines. In the parlor, The little one finding the largest b-cture and the of hooks
where the receiving party stood, number of eggs was given in re
the walls were artistically lestoon- ward an Easter chicken filled with
bonbons. The booby was a rab
bit. A delightful course of cream
and cake was served. Quite a
number were entertained and Hie
Burnesville, Gn., April J).—Prof.
B. F. Biekctt, Superintendent of
the Newnan Public Schools, has
been elected president of Gordon
Institute, and will enter upon the
duties of the position at the close
of the present spring term.
President E. Albert Smith re
cently handed his resignation to
I lie board of trustees and the same
was reluctantly accepted. Brosi
dent Smith has been with the
school for two years and under his
administration it has enjoyed the
greatest prosperity in its history.
The work and responsibility of the
position have impaired his health
and lie was forced to give it up.
Prof. Biekett is one of the most
prominent and successful educa
tors iu the State and the trustees
are being warmly congratulated on
securing him as the head of the
institution. He is a graduate of
the University of Georgia and of
the University of Chicago. He
has been superintendent of the
public schools in Newnan for six
years, was superintendent of the
schools in Tallapoosa for five years
and was president of Douglasville
College for two years, in all of
which positions he has been emin
Brof. Biekett is a son of Major
M. T. Biekett, of Atlanta, and was
prepared for college in the West
End High School, having liccn
reared in Atlanta, lie is a magni
ficent, specimen of physical man
hood and in the educational circles
of the State he is easily recognized
as one of the best and ablest men
in the profession.
With the beginning of Prof.
Blokett’s administration the trus
tees contemplate a number of ini
provemonts. It is probable that
another college building will lx:
erected and also a dormitory built
At 7:30 iu tlie evening will be by Miss Emma BelleZellars,
held the annual oratorical contest. Mpa - Jame8 Gilbert, who is suffering
, , . ... , , from an attack of grippe, is still quite
The schools entering this contest ■ k B 11
are: Dallas, Douglasville, Biemen,. j,j rH Mayfield, of Newnan, visited
Tallapoosa, Cedartown, Ira Willi-! Mrs. Gilbert Monday,
ams’ Model School of Carroll, Bue-. Do not forget the address of Grand
hanan, and possibly one or two ! De Pa<* Thomas H. Jeffries, to be deliv-
j. ered at the M. E. Church on tlie evening
1 _ „ _ of April 11), as a large attendance is de-
Hon. W. B. Merritt, Prof. M. gired
L. Brittain and Mr. J. T. Fain, I Mr. and Mrs. Jim Aderhold and Mr.
editor Of the Newnan News, have I Brown of Newnan, attended the mar-
, 14.1,. ;rr„,„ ' nage of Miss Attaway and Mr. Torres
been selected as judges. I wot - - J
handsome gold medals have been
purchased by the board of educa
tion, and will l>e presented to the
young lady and young gentleman
winning the contest.
Buchanan is expecting several
hundred guests and the citizens
are making arrangements to enter
tain all visitors.
Mr. L. J. Torres and Miss Al
pha V. Attaway were united in
marriage last Sunday at Grantville
by Rev. W. R. Lambert, of Ho
gansville. Several friends of the
Grantville. jyoung couple accompanied them
______ to Grantville and witnessed the
Mr. Maynard Nelson Colley was born j ceremony,
in Wilkes county, Georgia, Feb. 18th, | Mr. Torres is a popular employe
18-25, and on Monday evening. April ii, , c jg ar factory 0 f D. T. Man-
get & Co. His bride is a daugh-
| occasion w as lliorou;
ed with vines caught to the chan
delier from each of the four cor
ners of the room. The staircase in
the hall was gracefully entwined
with the same green vines and
clusters of Easter lilies showing
The dining room, where a de
lightful buffet luncheon was serv
ed, was in green; the color motif
carried out with originajity and
taste. The round table was cover
ed with a Mexican cloth, and in
the center was a tall mound of Eas
ter Iillies, surrounded at the base
with blue hyacinths. The shades j
to the candlelabras and chandelier
were of green and the small crys
tal dishes filled with green and
white mints further carried out
the color scheme.
Assisting Miss Peddy in receiv
ing her guests were Misses CletaJ ^ ednesilay
Quillian, Virginia Freeman, Mary
Goodrum, Misses Kathleen Feath-
erston from Atlanta, and Wenona
Blackwell of Elberton, and Mrs.
Quite a number called during
the reception hours and were en
tertained with delightful hospi
and magazines for public use.
The Librarian, at the instance
of the Book < bin mi ft,ee, would
again call attention to the rough
usage of Hie books by some bor
rowers, such as turning down
leaves, pencil marks and returning
the books uncovered in bad vveafli
School Election in Grantville
An election has been called in
Grantville district tor the purpose
of voting on the question of local
taxation for public schools. The
election will "occur Saturday aft er -
j noon, April 2ist. Sentiment is
strong in favor of local taxation in
I Grantville district, and advocates
'of the movement claim they will
1 win in the election.
Twelve had a delightful Library readers are enjoying
meeting with Mrs. Harvey North I “The House of a Thousand Can
Friday afternoon. An interesting ^eholson, and
game of dominos was ei, joyed, af-; Sll “f ? ,0I !«’ Ha(,, “ ,lk,r ' A1
ter which a luncheon was served. H0 Hk,,klanl * k ‘ ,!tumt aru vn >'
The next meeting will be witli j P°P ll,ar -
Mrs. K. O. Jones, Friday, April J
2Mh. Death of Mrs. O. T. Williams.
Miss Ella Dillard came down
Saturday from College Park and
This estimable lady, widow of
the late Oscar T. Williams, who
15)08, as rhe twilight was disappearing,
Ins spirit took its flight and returned to .
the God who gave it. He was united in ! ter ol Mrs. J. C. Attaway
marriage Nov. 18th, isOO, to Mariah ; city. She formerly held a position j afternoon, which was a beautiful
Jane Garrett, of Newton county, who in the local telephone exchange.! compliment to Miss Frankie King,
Miss Kowena Turner entertained
at a. handkerchief shower Tuesday-
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. died about two years ago, passed
I). B. Woodroof. Miss Dillard j away at her home in this city last
made many friends while on her ! Sunday. The funeral service was
short visit to Newnan. She left! conducted Monday morning in the
for her home in i First Baptist church by her pastor,
Lynchburg, Virginia. I Dr. G. A. Nuiinally, after which
Mrs. L. M. Farmer, who was 1 Uh ’ interment occurred in the city
confined to her home by sickness ‘’cuietei .w
for six months, was able to go
^ 1 age; a daughter of Mr. J. H.
Hodge, of Newnan;aiid is survived
by four small children between the
ages of four and ten years. Viewed
from this standpoint her death
was a sorrowful dispensation of
Mrs. Williams was 33 years of
(fown to Moreland last week
visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
W. Camp. Her health is now
The friends of Miss Ruth Cole
will be glad to learn she is much
better. Bhe was taken to Atlanta
Monday to Dr. McRae’s sanator
ium. Her mother is with her.
Miss Kathleen Feat he is ton, of
J. H. Young and Samuel Herring, of
ilic Second district, were cun vanning
thin part of lint county lant Thursday.
Minn Kfllo Landrum, accompanied by
liar brother, Muik, of Flat Crook, pann
ed through bore hint, Sunday en route to
her school at bongntroet.
John Stanford and Will Connell, of
Corinth, visited relatives hero last Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A F. Parrott spout last
Sunday with Mr. John Baker’s family
iu Fuyetto County.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Harper, of Mc
Collum, wore the guests of relatives
hero last Sunday.
Frank Ehorhart and Miss Willie Bea
vers, of Madras, were among the visitors
at Rock Spring Sunday.
M D. Thurmond and A. F. Parrott
made a business trip to Palmetto Inst
Misses Subra Hammett and Rosa Lee
Hammock, accompanied by Will Ham
mett and Willis Smith, of Springdale,
attended the singing here Sunday.
Luther Todd, of McCollum, and Leh
man Hudson, of Shurpslmrg, visited in
our community last Sunday.
Boh Ingram, of Sharpsburg, was hero
last Monday on business.
The singing here last Sunday after
noon was quite a success and largely ut-
‘‘G I tended. Those who directed were Tom
Providence. Her children, how
ever, while orphans, are not
destitute, as Mrs. Williams pos- j Jucskson, Jim Brown, J. W. Cooper, Vir-
sessed some property. ' K* 1 Brown and Ben Bomer.
Mrs. Williams was an excellent
I would like to correct
*!i e^chilir was born .tos"TCoU?/ j' The y0ung ^P 1 ® have the best ' whose ww,din 8 10 Mr * Galvin i Atlanta, came down Tuesday to Christian woman and was respect- [sa^Re^rTLireLpoadeuts’ renT
who-e death' occuir-d m Grantville "ishes of their friends for happy Holmes occurs next Tuesday even-; spend several days with her cousin, ed and beloved by nil her relatives j oll W(lH p ear i spring instead of Rock
ijept. 2e, 1502. i and prosperous married life. ling- I Miss Louise Peddy. and acquaintances. .Spring,