NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1906.
The Merchants Who are Advertising in THE NEWS Say That Advertising Pays!
Captain T. W. Powel
Died der of his life to the welfare of his
family ami his adopted State and
—to the lipbuilding of the new
1 apt. 1 homas \\ . Powell died at South. He never feared to face
his home in Newiiun last Tuesday the bullets of the enemy in war,
morning at (i o clock, after an ill- and in peace he as resolutely faced
ness lasting seven weeks. He was all the problems and difliculties of
a resident ol this city thirty three life. He will long be remembered
years and was one ot Newnan’s as one of the best men Newnan has
most widely known and respected ever claimed as a citizen. Hun*
business men, being one ot the dreds of friends join in the uu-
oldest cotton dealers in the State, speakable grief that bows the
< aptain Powel was born at Hog- heads of his loved ones and mourn
ersville, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1842, and the passing of ('apt. Thomas
and was almost (54 years of age at William Powel.
the time of his death. He belong- i ___
ed to a prominent and patriotic
family. His father, George Hut-
ledge Powel, who was a wealthy
planter, lawyer and banker, was a
On the morning of May 28il, the
immortal spirit of Pro. I. M. Shell
direct descendant of the Rutledge took its Might back to the God who
family,of which Edward Rutledge, gave it.
a signer ol the Delaration ol Inde-j Pro. Shell was a charter mein-
pemlence, was a distinguished j ber of the Chattahoochee Musical
member. Captain Powel’s mother Convention for over half a centu-
was Mrs. Eliza Hath Fain Powel, ry, always attending its sessions,
whose ancestors were Revolution- until providentially kept away,
ary patriots. In 18(51 Captain His greatest delight was to sing
Powel responded to the call of his the sweet songs of Zion and meet
State and the South and enlisted the brethren, always greeting them
in the Confederate Army as a pri- with an affectionate smile and
vate soldier. He and five broth- j warm grasp of the hand. He was
ers joined a regiment commanded an affectionate and kind husband,
by their uncle, Colonel Powel. In an indulgent father, a consistent
18(52 he was elected First Lieuten* j member of the Methodist church
ant of his company and in 18(58 from early life and served his
was promoted to the rank of Cap- church in many responsible posi-
tain. Near the close of the war he! tions, always having the good of
was captured by the enemy and the Master's cause at heart. He
spent two months as a prisoner at was a good citizen and numbered
Johnson s Island. It is a remark- his friends by scores.
able fact that Captain Powel and
his five brothers all survived the
Pro. .1. P. Newton was born
Nov. 27, 182(5, and fell on sleep
Hon. W. C. Wright on the Heavy Registration for Pri
Stump for Hoke Smith.
Hon. \\\ C. Wright will deliver
four speeches in Heard county and
one speech in Carroll county this
Since thecountx primary a num
ber of names have been added to
the registration lists in this county ;
week, advocating Hoke Smith's, and the total registration will j
candidacy for governor, lie spoke I amount to about 2,800 names. The
at Texas at 2:80 o'clock Thursday ; Registrars are now engaged in pro-
afternoon and at Glenn Thursday paring the lists for the primary
night. This afternoon at 2:80 j and will probably finish their work
o’clock he will deliver a speech at today. If is expected that a heavy
Hockalo, and tonight he will ad
dress the voters of Centralhatcheo.
Saturday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock
he will speak at Whitosburg.
Great Men Always Slandered.
Those who have been shocked
and surprised at the amount of
venom that has been squirted at
Hoke Smith in this campaign
should recall the fact that every
man who has espoused the cause
of the people, in the history of
vote will be cast next Wednesday
in Coweta county. Estimates place
the probable vote at 2,000 to 2,500.
The approximate registration in
the thirteen districts of Coweta
county is given below. The actual
registration may vary slightly
from these figures, as they were
obtained from the lists before the
Registrars had completed their
First District, 820; 2nd, 27(i;8rd,
187; 4th, 100; 5th, 828; (5th, 185;
7th, 180; Cedar Creek, 108;Panther
Creek, 158; Giantville, 142; llaral-
American politics, if he was only
strong enough to arouse the oppo-1 son, 87; Hurricane, 07; Turin, 12!*.
sition of selfish interests and touch : _____________
their pocket nerve, has been car- n . , . , . .. ,, .
, , . . . President of the Anti-Saloon
tooned and lampooned wit hout I
George Washington, now so uni
versally revered, was made the
subject of such slanderous and
scandalous diatribes as even the
ring organ would not print today
about Hoke Smith, and having
League Believes Mr. Smith
Is Making a Victorious
Fight for the People
Against the Ring.
Rev. J. C. Solomon, A. M., su
perintendent of the Georgia Anti
said that we can say nothing fur- I,Saloon League,and one of the most
distinguished baptist divines in
war. although they were gallant April 25, 11*0(5. He united with
soldiers and the heroes of many 1 the Baptist church at Macedonia
battles. In one engagement alone i in early life; always abounding in
Captain Powel’s sword was sever- good works, serving the Lord in
ed by a shot and thirteen bullets i spirit and truth. He was also a
pierced his clothing. charter member of this convention
in 18,2 Captain Powel married and delighted in attending its ses-
Miss Rebecca Earnest in his native sions. Bro. Newton, or “Uncle
State and soon afterward removed Ramie,” as he was favorably
to Newnan. In 1884 he united known, was a devoted husband, an
with the Presbyterian church in affectionate and kind fathei •, a no
th is city. His wi*e, nine children, ble citizen, a good neighbor, al-
a sister and six brothers survive, ways ready to help and cheer those
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Georgia, was an interested listener
Jackson were likewise reviled by J to the great speech made by Hoke
the politicians of their day in al- Smith Monday night at the Rijou
Two brothers preceded him to the
grave. His children are N. E.
Powel, cashier of the First Nation
al Rank; T. W. Powel, a well-
known cotton buyer; Mrs, W. L.
Stallings, Mrs. Calhoun Hill, Mis
ses Katherine, Sadie Mae, Edith,
Ida and Mildred Powel.
Resolved, First, That in the
death of these brethren this body
has lost two faithful members, the
county two good citizens.
Second, That we bow in hum
ble submission to the will of our
Heavenly Father, realizing that
1 he funeral ol the deceased oc- our loss is Heaven’s gain,
curred at the Powel residence Third, That this body extend to
Wednesday morning and was ! the bereaved family heartfelt sym-
largely attended by friends atid pathy in this their sad bereave-
reiatives. The interment occurred merit and pray God’s richest bless-
in the city cemetery. /I he Inner- ings may attend them through
al service was conducted by Dr. : life’s pilgrimage, trusting in God’s
James Stacy, assisted by Rev. \\ . grace, which is sufficient in all
J. Cotter. A small band of ex- time of need.
Confederate soldiers, Captain Row- Fourth, That a copy of this me-
el’s comrades of Coweta Camp,fol- morial be sent the families of our
lowed the body of their beloved deceased brethren, and that it be
Iriend to its last resting place. recorded on the records of this con-
Captain Powel was one of the vention and a copy furnished to
most universally respected citizens the county papers for publication.
Newnan has ever had. His un- Senoia Enterprise-Gazette request-
questioned integrity and lofty
sense of honor was known to all;
his devotion to every duty, as a
citizen and the head of a family,
was as remarkable as the many
other excellent characteristics of
ed to copy.
J. P. Morgan,
T. E. I fix OSMAN,
L. R. Gurley,
Read and adopted by the con-
his nature. While he was of very J vention August 5, 11*0(5.
W. H. Swafford, Sec.
Little Girl’s Arm Broken.
quiet and unobtrusive disposition,
he was frank and pleasant with his
fellow-men and always mainlined
an equable demeanor. Through
out his life, in times of business re- Marion, the little daughter of
verses and in all the stress and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Bryant, frac
[strife that encompasses the active j tured her left arm between the
^business man, ('apt. Tom Powel ; wrist and elbow, last Tuesday.
Iwas always the same chivalrous The accident resulted from jump
(gentleman, the same true friend, ing from the back of a horse, the
the same genial companion, the child falling upon and breaking
same courteous acquaintance. He her arm. Drs. T. R. Davis and
ras brave in war and in peace. He E. H. Weems rendered surgical
ledicated the noblest efforts of his aid to the little girl and she is re
young manhood to the cause of ported to be doing well.
Tennessee and the South, but when , "
le strife was ended he accepted Miss Emmie Young Conyers is
e results of the war philosophi-1 the guest of Miss Rettie Quinn, in
ly and re-dedicated the remain- Washington, Ga.
most unbelievable attacks. And
it is yet recalled how savagely
Grover Cleveland, a great, strong,
brave man, was assailed, by at
tacks upon his private character,
even the privacy of his family life
being ruthlessly invaded, in the
desperate effort to deter the people
from electing him.
It is a little new in southern
politics that a man whose life has
been lived in the open, blameless
in its integrity, punctilious even
in the discharge ot the religious
duties assigned him by his church,
should have been lampooned as
Hoke Smith has been. Rut just
recall the nature of the opposition.
He is lighting powerful railroad
combinations with nothing to lose
by a reputation for mendacity and
everything to gain by Hoke Smith’s
defeat. They realize that the is
sues of this conflict stretch far be
yond the confines of Georgia. Mil
lions and millions of dollars are at
stake. The little card-writing
politicians are just their feeble
tools. The revelations of what
Money, in the bad sense, will do
Being asked about a charge in
the Atlanta Constitution of Tues
day morning to the effect that
Hoke Smith reflected on Dr. Land
rum. Dr. Solomon, who is a mem
ber of the same denomination as
Dr. Landrum and one of his warm
est friends, said: “Mr. Smith did
not mention Dr. Landrum's name.
Ho did not reflect on him.of course.
1 was sitting very near him on the
stage and heard every word he
said. Such a charge is ridiculous.
The only things he reflected on
were the ringsters, the lobbyists,
the corporation domination and
the ability of the negro to vote its
intelligently as the white man. He
made a great speech and every
citizen of Georgia should have
heard it.”- - Atlanta Journal.
Sale of Lots at
Changes Announced on Cen
tral of Georgia.
theatre and stated Tuesday morn
ing that he was prepared to give
Mr. Smith his warmest support in
his candidacy for governor. Dr.
Solomon was a willing talker as to
his impressions of the speech and
of the opinion of the vast audience.
He gave to a Journal representa
tive Tuesday morning the follow
ing statement, which was taken
exactly as he uttered it:
“I heard Hoke Smith last night.
His speech was strong, clear and
convincing. For about two hours
he spoke in the Rijou theatre to an
overwhelmingly large and enthus
iastic audience. He was logical J
hihnorous, pathetic, always in
teresting and at times eloquent.
His was a truly great speech. In
some respects it was the most
powerful speech I ever heard.
There was not a dull sentence in
it. From start to finish the peo
ple cheered him, now and then
breaking forth with the wildest
enthusiasm. Mr. Smith ‘cried
aloud and spared not.’
“He scored the railroads for
their watered stock and bonds and
The following changes in divi
sions and appointments are an
nounced for the Central i>*' Georgia
Macon Division: J. II. Hall,
superintendent, headquarters, Ma
con, lines from Macon to Atlanta,
Barncsville to Thomaston; M. and
A. Junction, to Athens, with
jurisdiction Macon terminals.
Southwestern Division: 11. D.
ters Macon, lines from Macon to
Montgomery . Fort Valley to Perry,
Smithville to Lockhart, Cuthbert
Junction to Fort Gaines and Eu-
lanla to ()zark.
Columbus Division: II. R.Craw
ford, superintendent, headquarters
Columbus, lines from Columbus to
Birmingham, Henry Ellen to Mar
garet, Columbus to Fort Valley,
Columbus to Americas, Columbus
to Andalusia, Columbus to Green
ville, and East Alabama Junction
Chattanooga Division: R. J.
Armstrong, superintendent, head
quarters Cedartown, lines from
Griffin to Chattanooga, Chicka-
mauga to Durham and Lyerly to
How Hoke Smith is Running
in Eastern Georgia.
j their exorbitant freight rates. He
been given to the American people ■ shot the hired politician and the
in the insurance scandals, where i ringster wiLli merciless, withering
the widow and orphans have been j invective, and thousands cheered
robbed, in the story of the packing him to the echo, but when the
houses, where the lives and the
health of the customers were as
great speaker touched the negro
problem of Georgia the people
nothing that dividends might be | simply went wild,
larger. It is the same sort of light, j “.Men may differ on a thousand
And the people of Georgia un-j issues, butone thing is certain,that
derstand what Hoke Hmith is on - i the great rank and file ol'Gcorgians
during for their sake. He is their are determined that the negro shall
champion. And the failure of this I be eliminated from politics,
mud-slinging campaign, this! “Now let Mr. Hmith ring out
Chinese battle with tom-toms and j clear like a bugle note on the
stink-pots, will make it easier for burning question of the day, teui-
the next champion of populai
rights in Georgia to win his cause.
He is fighting not only the people’s
fight in this campaign,but in many
another. Even the besotted and
fatwitted advocates of ring rule
and corporate domination will
learn a lesson after awhile. Cleve
land’s victories saved Bryan and
Roosevelt from the same sort of
traduction. And the people in
vindicating Hoke Smith by their
votes will put other friends of
popular lights beyond the reach of people of Georgia realize tbv tie-
calumny in Georgia for years to mendous and over shadowing is-
cointt - sues of this campaign.—Atlanta
We have all confidence that the [Journal.
perance. Let him assure, let him
convince the people that he is not
only opposed to ring rule, but nun
rule in Georgia, and shall with all
his splendid influence strive to re
move this withering curse from
among us, and 1 believe fie shall
be triumphantly elected.”
Dr. Solomon is enthusiastic in
his support of Hoke Smith, and
says he is sure to be the next gov
ernor of Georgia.
Albert Douglas, one of the most
successful business men of Madi
son, Ga., was in Newnan this
week, mingling* with old friends.
Mr. Douglas is a native of the
Fourth District of this eoimty. He
left Coweta eighteen or twenty-
years ago and has had a remark
ably- successful business career in
Mr. Douglas is an enthusiastic
supporter of Hoke Smith, bill In
is also a conservative business
man, and liis political opinions are
entitled to great weight. He pre
dicts that only one county along
the line of the Georgia Railroad
will give a majority against Hoke
Smith. 1’hat county is Walton,
which he concedes to Dick Rus
sell. He also predicts that Jim
Smith will not carry more than
five counties and that Russell will
lose four of the seven counties in
Ins own circuit, including his
home county, Jackson.
One of t he biggest events in this
section will occur on Thursday,
August, 80th, at 10 o’clock
a. m., when the Georgia N Ala
bama Realty Company "ill sell all
their city lots from the property
I recently purchased from Mr. P. L.
j Sutherland. 'This property, which
' has been officially iianied “Suther
land Park,” consists of about sev
enty-live city lots located around
the home of Mr. P. L. Sutherland,
j These lots will be sold to white
! people only, mid on the easy terms
I ol •'§*215 cash and the buiunee within
j two years time, payable either in
monthly or quarterly installments,
so that anyone can find it easy to
; buy and pay for same. The ile-
! velopmi'iit work that lias been
done by the company since it came
to Newnan several weeks ago is
little short of marvelous and it will
repay anyone to accept the invita
tion extended in this week’s issue
by Mr. C. W. Deming, Held man
ager, and go out and see the great
work that is being done. Around
(lie home of Mr. Sutherland the
lots have been laid off' for city res
idences; tile sidewalks are being
laid and the prettiest boulevard
drive in the country surrounds
what is known as Sutherland Park.
'This boulevard roadway, which
is known ns “Sutherland Drive,”
runs entirely around Mr. Suther
land’s home and Sutherland Park.
Sutherland Park contains about
live acres and it will be open to the
ones who buy lots ut, the big auc
tion sale which occurs on Thurs
day, August 80lh. This will en
able people with children who buy
lots at the auction sale to have a
permanent playground for their
I children. The city has waterworks,
sewers, electric lights, telephones
and free mail delivery right to the
property. This makes the lots es
pecially desirable for residences.
The well-known scarcity of resi
dential lots in Newnan and fine
character of these lots makes this
t he chance of a lifetime to get line
property for either building or in
Mr. Sutherland is spending
thousands of dollars in getting his
home place, “Sutherland Park.”
in magnificent shape. Landscape
garduers and a host of workmen
have been busy daily for months
laying off the grounds and beauti
fying them, while on the home
building there is no telling how
much money is being spent in con
verting it into a veritable palace.
To make a trip to Sutherland Park
is a treat to anyone and a cordial
invitation is extended to all to
visit, this beauty-spot of Newnan
and inspect the lots that will be of
fered for sale at auction on Au
gust 80th at Iff o’clock a. m.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Mrs. J. E. Dent gave a most de
lightful outing at the Lake last
Friday afternoon to her visiting
relatives. They drove out in the
afternoon and returned by moon
light. Bathing, fishing and boat
ing were enjoyed, especially by
tin’ young guests. About sundow n
a splendid lunch was served, and
all returned feeling they had had
a most delightful outing.
Misses Margurite Summers, of
Atlanta, Mattie Gamp, of < ollege
Park, Ota Bell Huff, of Oarrollton,
and Eunice Thomas, of Lithia
Springs, were guests at a house
party given by Miss Othello Oar-
michael last week.
Next Monday at 8:80 p. in. The
Woman’s Ohristian Temperance
Union will meet in the Library
It is hoped that we may have a
full attendance, as there is some
very important business to lie
transacted. Our president will
have some good things to tell us,
as she always has something that
will benefit us.
Mrs. J. H. Summers,
R. II. Dial, county executive
committeeman in Hurricane dis
trict, has decided not to open a
polling place in that district next
Wednesday. Nearly all residents
of Hurricane prefer to vote in
Newnan and all are notified to do
so on next Wednesday.
Miss Kate Snead has returned to
Borden-Wheeler Springs, to spend
the remainder of the summer.