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NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1906.
If You Want to Save Money, Trade with Merchants Who Advertise in The News
“Plain Dick” Made Eight
Speeches in this County
on Monday and Tuesday.
each occasion, and a brief synop
sis of his Monday night speech
will serve as a fair presentation of
Eliminating all reference to his
.jokes, Judge Hassell said he favor
ed tax reform; the exemption of
♦H00 worth of personal property
HAPPENINGS IN SOCIETY
Ex-judge Richard B. Russell, of
Russell, Jackson county, Georgia,
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for governor, delivered
eight speeches in Coweta county
last Monday and Tuesday, speak
ing at Moreland, Grantville, Mad
ras, Sargent, Senoia, Sharpsburg
and twice in Newnan.
Mr. Russell’s first speech in
Newnan was delivered Monday
night in the court house and his
second speech at the same place
Tuesday morning. About .'lot)
men, ladies and boys heard the
lirst speech, and about half that
number of men and boys, and pos
sibly one or two ladies, listened to
the second speech. Monday night
the superior court room in the
court house was comfortably filled.
The floor of the court room, not
counting the gallery or seats in
side the bar, provides chairs for
2(50 persons. In addition to these,
about ninety persons (by actual
count) occupied the bar and gal
lery and stood in the rear of the
room. The News gives these de
tails in reference to his audiences
merely to correct the statement
circulated by his backers that
Judge Russell was heard by six or
seven hundred people Monday
night and that four hundred Rus
sell voters were in the audience.
As stated above, Judge Russell’s
Tnesflay morning audience was
about half as large as his Monday
night audience; but in justice to
him,it can be said that rain doubt
less reduced the size of this crowd
to some extent.
Judge Russell held his lirst
Newnan audience well, and only a
few people left the room during
the delivery of his speech. He
made a less favorable impression
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanly bof
fin. of this city, have issued invi
tations to the marriage of their
daughter, Mary Conic, to Mr.
from taxation; some plan (he fail- WilHain PenHleton Gearreld,which
ed to name the plan) for reaching wi „ occm . at theh . lrsi( ience on
tax dodgers and making them pay Wednesday afternoon, June 20th,
their just proportion of the taxes; ftt ftve 0 > clocki
an inheritance tax; fair freight A host of friends of this young
rates: an improved free school sys-1 omipl<)> here aml t ,|sewhe.'e in
Georgia, will learn with interest
of their approaching marriage.
Mr. Gearreld is one of Newnnn’s
tern; local option and the regula
tion of the liquor tratlie. He de
clared himself in favor of two-eents
per mile railroad fares, inter
changeable mileage, removal of
l preferential freight rates, and elec
tion of Railroad Commissioners by
the people. He declared against
disfranchisement of the negro and
in favor of the “initiative and ref
erendum”; and favored the ex
tension of the Western and At
lantic Railroad to the sea. Some
most popular young citizens, lie
is a successful business man,
prominently connected with many
movements for the upbuilding of
his city and county, and a gentle
man who enjoys the esteem and
casion. Those invited were,Misses
Georgia Atkinson, Eula Eeverett,
Mary Rowell. Willie Herring and
Mrs. Thomas Cole
at a delightful six
Tuesday evening, complimentary
to Mrs. R. H. Price atld Miss Lu-
eile Hargrove, the guests of Mrs.
E. J. Orr and family, and Miss
Henna Daniel, the guest of Mrs.
X. B. Hudson.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Phillips en
tertained delightfully at tea last
Thursday evening in compliment
to Rev. V. E. Manget, of Marietta.
Covers were laid for eight and the
evening was most pleasant! j spent.
Misses Ma\ and Frances Her-
Miss bot'tin is a charming young
woman and is sincerely admired
other -^e.-sof minor inumrtan,. j (in(1 , oved )>y a loyal circle of
friends. She possesses a vivacious
and attractive manner and a char
acter of rare loveliness.
respect of a host of friends and ring have as their charming guests
this week Misses May Wood and
Hattie Kelly, of baFayette, Ala.;
MozelleGunn and Gladys Kirk, of
were touched upon; but this out
line practically covers that portion
of his speech dealing with matters
of public interest and importance.
Judge Russell’s speeches were
received with a considerable show
of enthusiasm by the ex-Howell
men and by those gentlemen who
are for anybody against Hoke
Smith. It is asserted by his back
ers that the Judge’s efforts won
converts from the ranks of the
Smith men; but, as not more than
Complimentary to Senior Class.
Mr. Stacy Capers entertained
Misses Elizabeth Ramey and
Christine Melson left Tuesday for
Atlanta, after spending a week
with Misses Florence and Ressie
Mrs. Robert bovejoy is visiting
the Senior Class at a beautilul teaj relatives in Meriwether county,
last lhursday, in honor ot his sis- j j0 vejoy will jr 0 down Sunday
ter, Miss Ruth < apers, ol Arcadia, j ^ S p end a vacation ofseveral days,
“Uncle Dick’s” Reception.
The color scheme was green and
Mr. and Mrs. M. b. Holmes, of
'old—those being the class colors.
I Atlanta, were the guests of Mr.
W. H. Holmes and family from
a dozen conversions are pointed di » ^ ,,a f ,a " 1 w, } h ! Saturday until Monday,
out, it is evident that Coweta coun- the « a,1 >' colored sweet ***»• ,n _ _
tv is still safe an.l secure in Uu . center of the table was a lovely Mrs. Thompson, ol Newnan,
Hoke Smith column.
mound of these beautiful dowers j the guest of her daughter, Mrs. A.
land asparagus ferns on a large J. Smith, No. 145 West Peachtree
round mirror. The place cards street.—Atlanta News,
i were decorated with a green spray Mr. am i Mrs. J. W. Milner, of
j and appropriate verses written to Atlanta, were the guests of Mrs.
In addition to two in Newnan, I each of the guests in gold. A de-
Judge Russell delivered six other lightful supper of several courses
speeches in Coweta county. The was served.
most reliable reports made to the | Those present were, Misses Jewel
News sum up the Judge’s alleged Faver, Christine Arnold, Mildred
whirlwind campaign as follows: . Powel, Cary Treadaway, Mary
He spoke Monday morning at
Moreland to about 7i» people; at
Tuesday morning, and nearly one- j Grantville at noon to less than that
half of the crowd retired before j number; at Madras in the after-
the conclusion ot his speech. ’I here noon to about 30 voters. Tuesday
was practically no difference in the I morning he addressed 25 or 30 vot-
two speeches, except that some of | ers and 30 or 40 boys at Sargent;
the Monday night jokes were | jn the afternoon at Senoia he spoke
omitted and new ones substituted
for them in the Tuesday morning
Milner, Mary Fox ('amp, Ruth
Capers; Messrs. Rawson Stewart,
Bradley Davis, Richard Hardaway
and Frank < h r.
R. F. Milner and family several
Mrs. J. H. bane and children,
of Atlanta, spent several days last
week the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
N. E. Powel. »
Mrs. (’.Greenfield and young
sons, of Atlanta, visited Newnan
relatives the latter part of last
Our “Uncle Richard” visited us
this week and we Howell men were
mighty glad to see him. We
cheered him and yelled like blue
blazes every chance we got. We
ain’t goin’ to vote for him—(> no—
that ain’t on the program; but wo
want to see how many Hoke Smith
men we can pull over to him.
Uncle Dick has been studyin’
hard, and he has got up a right
nice little piece to use on these
Well, we got him to visit us and
say his little speech for the delec
tation and edification of the ignor
ant fellows who do not “get on to”
the tricks of the craft and graft.
We got ns a brass band, and some
good yellers, and we invited every
body and his brother to conic over
and “jino” us in a grand old jubi
lee. We fooled poor, old uncle
Dick some, and we fooled a few
Hoke Smith men a little, and
gained a p’int for Clark Howell.
Now, Mr. editor,you might have
been there for all I know, and
maybe you could see how it was.
We Howell men got right up in
amen corner and started the cheer
ing, and the fool Hoke Smith men
would take it up, and as every
body was in a good humor, we just
“naeherly” made uncle Dick feel
at home among us—and that’s no
joke. Some times, though, our
consciences would make us a litth
sick, when we’d think of the votes
we weren’t going to give him at
You see, Mr. editor, the guber
natorial candidates all have some
thing behind them. Either the
desire for olliee, the cash, or the
welfare of somebody—corporate,
politic or idiotic. Well, Clark,
our Clark, has the body-corporate
behind him; Hoke Smith the body-
politic—the mass of the people be
hind his aspirations—and you can
just place the other three to suit
your own taste. Vothu.
About one-half of Judge Rus
sell’s speech (it is supposed Ik* lias
but one, as he delivered the same
speech twice in the same town with
only twelve hours intervening) is
composed of jokes. He tells a joke
in telling style, and his auditors
doubtless inclined to the opinion
that they received their money’s
worth in jokes. A few of the
Judge’s jokes were irreverent,
many of them were irrelevant and
some of them were barbed shafts
and hit the mark. The speaker
was given a courteous and respect
There was not an interruption
on either occasion and no disorder
of any kind. The Judge’s remarks
were voiciferously applauded at
times, the applause coming from
one-third to one-fourth of the au
dience, the leaders in each demon
stration being well known ex-
Howell men of Newnan. At - times
the speaker received generous ap
plause from rock-ribbed Hoke
Smith men, thus demonstrating
that the Coweta supporters of the
winning gubernatorial candidate
are neither narrow between the
Mr. A. L. Kronfeldt, of New
York City, was the guest of Mr.
T. M. Goodrum this week. Mr.
to 250 or 300 people; at night he! Kronleldt is a vocalist of unusual
spoke at Sharpsburg. The News i tale,,t * ai,d san « Wednesday even-1
has received no report from the |' n £ at an biiorinal gathering at
Mrs. Harry Briggs and children,
of Atlanta, are Ox peeled soon on
a visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. I).
The net results of Russell’s eight
speeches look like this:
Most of the Howell men claim to
have been converted; some non
committal voters profess a liking
for the Judge and some of those
formerly on the fence have gotten
down on the Russell side. Hoke
Smith has lost no strength in this
county and the opposition to him
has neither been solidified nor
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B.
T. Thompson, to the great pleas
ure of all present. A number of
Xewnan’s most accomplished mu
sicians, who heard him, pronoun
ced Mr. Kronfeldt one of the
finest singers ever heard in the
South. He is a commercial travel
er and comes South only on busi
Mr. J. B. McCrary, formerly of
Senoia, now a successful business
Mr. and Mrs. Lynch Turner and
daughter, Ellen, are expected to
return from Missouri next Mon
Street Signs and House Num
Miss Lucile Arnold left Monday
afternoon for Houston, Texas, for
an extended visit to relatives.
! Miss Virginia Freeman is ex
pected home this week from a visit
i to relatives at Marshal vilf .
strengthened. The anti-Smith man of Atlanta, was married on
forces have simply swapped candi-j June 14th to Miss Mary Walker,
dates again and produced another I of Monroe, Ga. Mrs. McCrary is
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Powell and
little son, Wyatt, left Tuesday for
a visit to (hunberland.
Mrs. J. T. Kirby and young son,
Tolleson, left Monday fora visit to
Capt. E. D. Fouse, in office ol
City Clerk, and (’apt. J. It. Good*
wyn, on the streets, have worked
faithfully on the problem of nil in
boring Newnan's business houses
and residences and placing street
signs, and have almost completed
their labors. About 125 street
signs and more than 1)00 house
numbers have been placed. A few
signs and nearly a hundred mini
hers yet remain to be placed.
At the Churches.
Congressman Adamson Caus
ed Sensation and Tragedy
\t the Fourth District conven
tion, held at Warm Springs last
Saturday, lion. W. ('. Adamson
was re-nominated for the sixth
time as the Domocratie candidate
for Congress in Hi is District. Hon.
W. C. Wright and Mr. B. II. Dial
represented Coweta county in the
The new Congressional Execu
tive Committee, elected by the
eoiivenlion, is eomposed of the fol
lowing mimed gentlemen: George
Monroe, Million, ehiiiriuan; ().
G. Cox, Troup, secretary; T. B.
Rainey, Marion; W. C. Wright,
Coweta; C. B. Williams, Muscogee;
W. F. Brown, Carroll; W. M.
Daniel, Heard; T. II. Bussey, Tal
bot; F. B. Gordy, Chattahoochee;
T. T. Mur rah, Harris; C. L. Davis,
In his speech of acceptance, de
livered to the convention, Con
gressman Adamson aligned him
self squarciy with the Howell ele
ment in State politics. His speech
has raised a storm of protest
throughout the district, and Mr.
Adamson is being severely criti
cised by thousands of his constit
uents because of liis unnecessary
and unwise utterances.
Committeeman Murrah Killed.
’I’. T. Murrah, the Harris county
member of the new Committee,who
was a prominent merchant and
banker ol'ChipIcy, was killed Hun
day evening at seven o’clock at the
depot in ('biploy l>y A b Hasty, a
Harris county farmer.
The killing is said to bo the re
sult of a lend dating hack to the
killing of Hasty’s brother by a
man named Irvin some weeks ago.
It was alleged by Hasty that Mur
rah had some connection with the
Hasty was placed in jail almost
immediately alter the shooting,but
he succeeded in escaping. It is
said that the prisoner was liberated
by his friends during the night.
Tlie tragedy created intense excite
ment in I (arris county.
Fourth of July Excursion.
act of their famous, long-drawn-out 1 the second daughter of Hon. and relatives in Atlanta.
A series of revival meetings will
begin at the First Methodist
Church next Sunday morning,con
ducted by Dr. J. VV. Quil'liau.
There will be services at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church Sunday
at eight p. in. by the Rev. Robert
F. DeBelle, of Atlanta. A cordial
Miss Kate Waldo, ol Atlanta, j invitation to all to attend the ser-
the lovely guest of Misses Susie j v j ceH>
and Evelyn Martin. I
I Mr. John Byington, of Atlanta,
Mr>. Lizzie ( handler is in Ma- a lay reader of the Episcopal de-
rietta, the guest of her daughter, J nomination, will conduct a service
Governor lerrell yesterday ap-1 to ^em congratulations and good j Mrs. Br ow». j at the Episcopal church in New-
pointed two superior court judges wi(jhag# | Mr and Mrs> John Arnold, of i nan next Sunday morning at eleven
to preside in the supreme court on ,, .. i , , ,
June 15, in the case of Greene The Newnan friends of Mr. and j ^llege ark, are guests of the o clock.
” T ’ 1 Rev. W. S. Gaines preaches at
Judge R. W. Freeman
Mrs. li. S. Walker, and is a great
niece of Prof. Daniel Walker, of
Newnan. Friends of the young
couple in this city and county
unite with a host of friends
throughout the State in extending
i ..I .. , Mrs .John Briscoe former resi- former s parents,
county and other counties and ur ’ oiiscoe, lunnei iesi f
towns,against William A. Wright, | dents of this city, "will be inteiest- Mrs. ( harlcs Parrott and Miss Lovejoy Memorial church i
comptroller general, the city of j ed dn a PP roac hing marriage oi Mary Parrott will I eave Friday for Sunday morning and evening.
To Atlanta and return via the
West Point Route. .
Train leaves Newnan at 8:55, a.
in.; returning leaves Atlanta at
0:00, |>. in. Rate from Newnan,
Officers of the Company will
maintain good order, and give, at
tention to the comfort of all. Am
ple accommodations. Purchase
tickets before boarding train. Ap
ply to Ticket Agents.
J. P. Billups,
Gen. Passenger Agent.
F. M. Thompson,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
Presbyterian Sunday School
Augusta, Richmond county and ’ daughter, Llewellyn, to Mr. Borden Springs
the Georgia Railroad aiul Banking A ’ K - J 1 | ler ’ t ? ho niama « c ' t0 0< -‘, Mrs. Guy Cole was hostess to
eves nor contracted in the region j Company, Justices Cobb and ® u, ' at ' c ‘ m< e s 10m r L ‘ 111 * 1 ,the Salmagundi Club last Thurs-
seat of sentiment is Lumpkin being disqualified to pre- * n< , lan errlto, 'y> 011 June 21. Mr. ,, afternoon,
side in this case. ^ ilder is a citizen ol Ligonier, In
parents and persons interested in
The Presbyterian Sunday school
picnic, which was postponed last
week, will occur Friday afternoon
at Mineral Spring, from four to six
o’clock. Delightful refreshments
will be served and the occasion
will be one of great pleasure for
popularly supposed to be located.
Judge Russell was twice intro
duced by Dr. G. A. Nuuually,who
appeared as a substitute he ex
plained, as other gentlemen select
ed to perform that duty failed in
both cases to appear. The Judge
attend the morning service.
Next Sabbath in the Presbyter
ian <’hinch at II a. in., Rev. C.
O’N. Martindale will preach on
“How to Have a Complete Life,”
and at 8 p. in. on “The Faith That
circuit, and Judge It. W. Free- party Monday, complimentary to Miss * d ' a Martin has gone to! Saves.” Prayer meeting on Thurs-
man, of Newnan, judge of the their cousins, Misses Elizabeth Fl° rence > 8. C., for a month’s stay, i day at 8 p. rn. Strangers and citi-
children are .especially invited to I the mein , )(! ,. 8 of this . schooi and
their friends. All members of the
school and of Presbyterian families
The judges thus honored are ;
Judge Z. A. Littlejohn, of’ Ameri-
Misses Florence ami Bessie Dent
I Mrs. N. E. Powell is spending
two weeks with relatives in At-
cus, judge of the Southwestern entertained at a spend the day
are urged to be present, and par
ents of the children are especially
requested to attend.
Coweta circuit.—Wednesday's Con- Ramey and Christine Melson, of!
spoke about an hour and a half on stitution.
Atlanta. ’Twas a very happy oc- visiting relatives in Newnan.
Charles Adams, of West Point,
formerly a popular clerk in the
Charlie Cole, of Montgomery, is 1 zens, old and young, are invited store of P. F. Cuttino <Xc Co., was
i to these services.
in the city the first of this we