NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1906.
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JULY 29 TO AUG. 3
Details of Coming Assembly
are Being Perfected
The time selected by the Direc
tors for holding the Newuan Chau
tauqua this year is July 29th to
The Chautauqua will open Sun
day morning and close Friday
night. Last year the assembly
continued until .Saturday night,
but the Directors concluded that
last year’s program was too leng
thy and that the last day wearied
rather than pleased the people. It
is also probable that there will be
no Monday morning program this
season, although this matter has
not been definitely determined.
There will be two sermons on Sun
day, four days of solid instruction
and entertainment, a Monday
night program and, possibly, a
program for Monday morning.
The Chautauqua Directors are
extremely busy with the details of
their work. The guarantee fund
has been secured, and about 150
of New nan’s best citizens are back
ing the undertaking. This is by
far the largest number of citizens
who have ever interested them
selves in the Chautauqua in a per
sonal way, and this fact alone is a
guarantee of its success.
Most of the details of Chautau
qua will be arranged during the
next few days, and it is probable
that the program for the entire as
sembly will be announced next
week. The advertising committee
is perfecting plans and will begin
advertising the Chautauqua at an
Single season tickets will be sold
this year at #11; double tickets at
♦5. Orders for season tickets are
now being booked, and will be re
ceived by any member of the Hoard
of Directors, which is composed of
the following named gentlemen:
W. G. Post, W. P. Gearreld, H.
C. Glover, D. W. Boone, I. N.
Orr, Jr., J. it. Holt, Franc Camp
bell, J. T. Fain, A. It. Burdett, T.
S. Parrott, VV. 11. Huffaker, H.M.
Fisher, F. M. Lee, D. T. Manget,
T. M. Goodrum.
This year’s Chautauqua will be
fully up to the standard Newnan
has heretofore maintained for its
assemblies of this character. The
best talent obtainable in the United
States will be secured, and the pro
gram is certain to please the peo
Among the attractions already
secured for the Chautauqua are the
following: The United States Ma
rine Band, of Pensacola, Florida,
which was one of the chief attrac
tions of last year’s assembly; Dr.
Morgan Wood, a strong lecturer
who is immensely popular with
Southern audiences; R. Z. Seeds,
the great farmer-lecturer, who is
one of the most striking figures on
the American lecture platform.
Watch for further announce
ments next week.
Fourth of July Excursion.
DAY CURRENT WILL HAPPENINGS IN SOCIETY
City of Newnan Will Furnish
Electric -Current for Pow
T iirough the efforts of Newnan
citizens who desire to use electric
ity as motive power, the Water and
Light Commission has lieen induc
ed to agree to furnish a day cur
rent from the city lighting plant
for power purposes. The current
will be turned on July 1st, and af
ter that date Newnan will supply
electric power for manufacturing
enterprises, electric fans and all
other purposes for which power is
This matter has been under con
sideration for some time and has
been thoroughly discussed by bur
business men anil the Water and
Light Commission. In view of the
fact that a large number of people
desire the day current and will use
it for motive power, and because
it is believed that it will be a
strong factor in the development
and growth of the city, it was
finally determined that the day
current should be turned on.
The News heartily approves of
this action of the Water and Light
Commission and believes it will be
of vast benefit to Newnan. The
electric current can be utilized in a
large number of business houses
and residences for many different
purposes; and, in addition, this
step should mark the beginning of
a new era in the history of New
nan’s industrial interests. With
electric power at hand, small fac
tories of various kinds can be easily
established, and they will add ma
terially to the population and busi
ness interests of the city.
The wedding of Miss Mary Conic
Loftin and Mr. William Pendleton
Gearreld took placy Wednesday
afternoon at five o’clock at the
home of the bride’s parents. Col.
and Mrs. Frank S. Loftin. on
Greenville street, in the presence
of a large gathering of friends and
It was a beautiful and simple
wedding, characterized by exqui
site taste*. The entire lower floor
of the home was decorated with
vases of cut flowers and ferns.
The bride and groom entered
the parlor to the strains of Men
delssohn’s wedding march, played
by Prof. Charles Astin. and stood
under a canopy of ferns and palms,
while the impressive ceremony
was performed by Dr. G. A. Nun-
The bride made a charming pic
ture of girlish beauty in her wed
ding gown of white silk mull over
taffeta, and long filmy veil caught
to her dark hair with a spray of
orange blossoms. She carried a
shower bouquet of bride’s roses
and maidenhair ferns, tied with
long streamers of white tulle.
An informal reception followed
the ceremony, and a buffet lunch
eon was served in the dining room.
Misses Linda Simril and Carrie
Anderson, of South Georgia, pre
sided at the punch bowl, which
was artistically arranged oil the
Mr. and Mrs. Gearreld left at
the callers in dainty lingerie
frocks. The table in the dining
room was covered with a handsome
lace cover over green and bore a
large punch bowl filled with de
licious fruit punch. Elegant re
freshments were served green and
white being the colors used in the
delicious heart-shaped cakes served
with Neapolitan cream.
Mrs. Jesse Holt complimented
her guest. .Miss Annie Hammond,
of West Point, with a spend-the-
day party Wednesday. Those in
vited were Misses Hattie Kelly, of
Gritlin, Marie Barrett, of Luther
ville, Lida and Ethel Brown, Until
Hardaway, Susie and Evelyn Mar
tin, Nell Pinson, Martha Wright
and Sara Buchannon. This was
one of the most delightful affairs
of the week.
Mrs. Mamie Johnson entertained
quite a number of friends last Fri
day evening at a euchre party in
honor of Mrs. Gordon Lee. A de
licious salad course was served at
the close of the game. The prizes
were won by Miss Annie Will Red-
wine and Miss Lizzie Arnold.
Miss Christine Cole lias as her
guests this week a trio of very
charming young ladies, who are
being delightfully entertained.
They are Misses Mary Powell, of
Macon, Willie Mae Harrison, of
Atlanta, and Alice Lanier, of
six o’clock for a trip to Washing
j Sara Catherine Peuiston, the
young daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
ton, New York and other points ofj Paul PeiliHt0I1> tmt «rtained a num-
interest. The bride’s traveling j ber of iVi^nds at a spend-the-day
suit was of gray voile with short, party , Hst Mo „day. Her guests
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
To Atlanta and return via the
West Point Route.
Train leaves Newnan at 8:55, a.
in.; returning leaves Atlanta at
9:00, p. 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,
The Woman’s Christian Tem
perance Union met in regular or
der last Monday afternoon. The
meeting was conducted by the
president, Mrs. E. (). Reese. She
opened by singing a verse of
“Come Thou Fount of Every Bless
ing,” then each one present was
requested to offer a few words of
prayer in behalf of the temperance
cause. The president read the
fifth chapter of Epesians and com
mented on same, dwelling mostly
on the eleventh and eighteenth
verses: “And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works of dark
ness, but rather reprove them; and
be not drunk with wine wherein is
excess, but be fdled with the
It agreed unanimously to try and
get our cause before the Legisla
ture, and not allow the jug traffic
to come into our town; and we
went in a body forthwith to see
our representative, Hon. I. N.
Orr, in regard to the matter, and
he agreed to do all he can in our
favor and for the honor of the
Blessed Christ, who is Himself so
much opposed to the accursed
stuff. It is our prayer, and we
hope, the praper of every Chris
tian in this town, that the time is
not far off when such an evil will
be driven out of our town. If all
Christians were praying as they
should it wouldn’t lie long.
Mrs. J. H. Summers, Cor. See.
Six teachers wanted; two men,
principal high school, salary about
$90 per month. Teacher in high
school,salary about $60 per month;
four ladies, a lady principal, sal
ary $60 per mouth,and three grade
teachers at $40 per month. Ex
amination for these positions at
Newnan, Ga., 8:30 a. m., Friday,
June 29. J. J. Goodrum,
Secretary Board Education.
coat worn over a beautiful lingerie I re (ieorgia aml Thu0(l0) . a Atkill .
waist; her hat a small shape in
gray straw to match her suit.
A pretty event of Wednesday
was the domino party given by
Miss Ysabel Salbide in honor of
Tables were placed in the parlor
and halls, and the guests were giv
en pretty little Japanese baskets
as souvenirs of this happy occa
sion. They were also used to keep
score in—the scores being kept
with red mints. Red was the
son, Florence and Bessie Dent.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Cole com
plimented their lovely young
daughter, Miss Christine, and her
j guests with a most enjoyable
i luncheon at the lake Thursday.
! This was one of the most enjoyable
1 affairs of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Farmer en
tertained at teu last Monday even
ing, their guests being Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Jackson, Miss Lizzie
Belle Farmer and Mr. H. H.
color used, and was beautifully Misses Estelle Zellars, of Grant-
carried out in every detail. jville, and Mary Beth Word, of
The prize was a lovely basket Hogansville, are the guests of Miss
filled with bright red flowers and ij e „ e tta Orr. Miss Orr will enter-
tied with a beautiful bow of red ! tain in their honor at an early date,
A splendid salad course was
served at the close of the game at
the small tables.
Fifty of Miss Salbide’s friends
were invited to enjoy this happy
occasion; and these lovely young
girls made a most beautiful picture
in their pretty, girlish gowns.
Mrs. W. B. Pringle honored
Mrs. Gordon Lee with a bridge
party Wednesday night. The
evening was delightfully spent and
tempting refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fisher and
children and M^s. Wade Dent and
children spent Wednesday after
noon in a very happy manner at
Misses May and Frances Herring j ( a I^- an< l Mrs. 1 • 8. Parrott are
entertained last Friday night at a lH P ei,, *>"£ ^ wo wee ^ s “t Hu wane®,
delightful al fresco party in com
pliment to their charming guests,
Misses Wood, Gann and Kelly.
The Misses Herring and their
Tenn., in attendance at commence
ment of the University of the
Mr. and Mrs. J. T
guests of honor were quite attract- j daughter, Ellen Ramey, have re
ive in dainty evening frocks of! turned from a pleasant- visit to
white. The lawn, beautifully dec- i friends and relatives in Monroe,
orated with pot plants and ferns, | Ga.
was attractive with dozens of Jap- Miss Elizabeth Gary, who was
anese lanterns swinging from the| the guest of Mr> an j Mrs . T M
trees. Later in the evening a de- j (Goodrum for several days, left yes-
lighttul luncheon was served, terday for her home in LaGrange.
About fifty of the younger set en
joyed the evening.
Mrs. Florie White, who has
lteen for the past year at Wesley-
Miss Coif. Reception. a " CoUe S e > Ma0011 > « visiting her
, ... ^ , sister, Mrs. T. E. Atkinson.
Miss Christine (yOle entertained:
at a beautiful reception Tuesday] Rosadell Holmes returned
afternoon in honor of her visitors, j^ rom Atlanta Tuesday, where she
, to which fifty of her friends were
invited. The bouse was decorated
with pot plants and sweet peas.
had been for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Raphael I’oweli,
of Savannah,are the guests of rela-
Miss Cole and her guests received tives in Newuan.
Mr. and Mi's. M. F. Cole were in
Monroe at the marriage of Miss
Mary Walker to Mr. Joseph Boyd
McCrary, last Thursday.
Miss Lola McMiehael, who was
ecently the guest of relatives in
Coweta county, lias returned to
her home in Atlanta.
Mrs. G. A. Scarratt, of Atlanta,
has returned home, after spending
several days with her friend, Mrs.
J. L. McMiehael.
Miss Hattie Kelly, of Gridin,
and Miss Marie Barrett, of Luther
ville, are the guests of Misses Lida
and Ethel Brown.
Miss Henna Daniel has returned
to Atlanta, after spending several
weeks with her sister, Mrs. N. B.
Miss Vivian Merck, of Barlow,
Fla., and Miss Pearl J,White, of
Atlanta, are visiting Mrs. C. A.
Mrs. E. S. Dent and Mrs. N. E.
Powel have returned from a pleas
ant visit to relatives in Atlanta.
Mrs. Harry Cleveland, of Elber-
ton, is visiting her parents, Dr.
and Mrs. J. W. Quill inn.
Mrs. W. 'I 1 . A mail, of Henoia, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Z.
Miss Annie Hammond, of West
Point, is the guest of Mrs. J. It.
Mrs. J. T. Kirby and son, Tol-
leson, have returned from Atlanta.
Miss Nelie Greene is visiting her
brother in Uniontowu, Ala.
Miss Claire Holmes is visiting
friends in Atlanta.
Mrs. L. J. Torres spent last
week in Atlanta.
Mrs. Greene K. Dennis Dead.
Mrs. C, A. Dennis, wife of the
late Greene K. Dennis, died Tues
day at her homo near Turin, aged'
about 78 years. The funeral oc
curred in Newnan last Wednesday.
Mrs. Dennis was a member of
the Methodist church, and was a
most estimable Christian woman.
Hhe was a sister of the late Judge
Bigbee of Newnan.
City Assessor Resigned.
At last meeting of City Council,
W. C. Wright, Esq., handed in
his resignation as a member of the
City Board of Tax Assessors.
Council declined to accept the res
ignation, and unanimously adopted
strong resolutions urging Mr.
Wright to continue his service as a
member of this Board. Mr.
Wright has not yet responded to
the resolutions, and it is not
known what decision he will reach
in regard to the matter.
Examinations for Rural and
Examinations were conducted in
Newnan last Saturday for city and
rurel mail carriers. Six appli
cants were examined for positions
in the rural service at Grantville,
where it is understood two new
routes are to be established. In
the examination for carriers for
the city service in Newnan twenty-
two applicants were entered.
The Woman’s Bible Circle will
meet with Mrs. E. R. Barrett next
Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. Our leader,
Mrs. Miller, will lie with us her
last time for a while, and she
would like to have a full attend
ant* on that occasion, as it is one
of the most important lessons we
have had. F. S.
Those who marry for money al
most invariably earn it.
Well Known Citizen of that
State Says Alabama Plan
Sheriff A. J. Kent and Deputy
Sheriff Parker, of Wedowee, Ala
bama, were in Newnan Wednes
day for the purpose of securing
Henry West, a negro convict.
West escaped from the Coweta
gang about two years ago and went,
to Randolph county, Alabama.
While there he was arrested on the
charge of arson, but when it was
learned that he was wanted here
lie was returned to the Coweta
chaingang and the reward offered
for his arrest was paid to the Ala
bama officers. Having served his
time in the gang here, West was
held in custody for the Alabama
authorities, and has now lieen
transferred to that State to stand
trial on the arson charge.
While he was in the city Sheriff
Kent made some interesting re
marks to some Newnan gentlemen
in regard to the disfranchisement
question, lie declared that Ala
bama’s disfranchisement law is a
complete success and that all the
white people are satisfied with it.
Not a single white man in Ran
dolph county is disfranchised, he
stated; while eight hundred ne
groes are effectually disfranchised
and but seven negroes in the (anili
ty have been able to register and
vote under ill is law. Sheriff Kent
added that the disfranchisement
law lias been beneficial to the negro
race in Alabama. Deprived of
grounds for social equality aspira
tions, the negroes of Alabama have
settled down to work and are more
peaceable and reliable than in for
Tim (i L. A. I). Chili wuh delightfully
mitertniiiod at tlm homo of G. L. War
ren lost Hutunlay night. The next
mooting will lio at tlm home of O. H.
Newton on thiPJIst of July. Wo request
that every mom her bo present.
Bov. J. H. S. Davis filled his regular
appointment at Now Lebanon Saturday
Quito a largo ornwd attended llm sing
ing Imre Sunday evening. Whitoshurg
and Welcome wore well represented.
Farmers High School will picnic bore
the llrst Suturday in July. Everybody
come and bring well filled dinner bus
Wo congratulate J. E. Boone upon his
appointment ns Railway Postal Clerk.
Ed is a fine old boy and we believe lie
will make good.
Little Louise Warren, who has been
sick for several days, is no hotter.
Miss Bessie Wofford, of Atlanta, is
visiting tier cousin, Miss Clara Krown.
S. S. Bridges, who has been sick for
the pust three weeks, we are glad to say
is able to be out again.
Boli Carmicul and Miss Etta Bridges
visited relatives and friends at Wlntes-
horg lust Sunday.
Tiie recent ruins have improved the
crops in this section considerably.
Mrs. K. W. Jackson isverysiok at
Everybody invited to att-eud the Sa-
ored Harp singing Imre next Sunday
Hurrali for Hoke Smith!
Hot Weather Trips via Central
of Georgia Railway.
Summer excursion tickets to the
Seashore, Mountain and Lake Re
sorts in the North, South, East
A trip by rail and sail to New
York, Boston, Baltimore, Phila
delphia and points in the East via
Savannah and steamship lines, is
to be considered at this season.
Tickets are on sar-* at all coupon
ticket offices. For rates, schedules,
etc., apply to any Agent or rep
resentative of the Central of Geor
The man who loses and smiles is
a better man than the one who
wins and boasts.