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NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1906.
HOKE SMITH LANDSLIDE SWEPT OVER GEORGIA
Hoke Smith Carried *115 Counties, Possibly More, and Will Have 300 Votes in Con
vention. Opposition Candidates Get Only About 25 Counties and ,
About 60 Delegates. The “Four Brothers” Also Ran.
At two o’clock Thursday after
noon. when the News received the
latest information in regard to
election returns, it was definitely
announced that Hoke Smith had
carried 115 counties and his four
in the 7th district.
V. T. Sanford, candidate for
(’omptroller (leneral, polled .‘104
votes in the county against Wil
liam A. Wright. He carried]
Lewis’ store precinct and Koscoe.
opponents had carried ‘J5 counties. Mlu . k Johnston came near defeat*
Five counties were in doubt, with
the chances favorable to Smith
victories in a majority of the live.
Russell gets 10 counties, Howell
eight, Kstill 4 and Jim Smith fi,
according to tljis estimate.
The counties heard from give
Smith 'JIM votes, Russell.‘22 votes,
Howell 10 votes, Kstill 12 votes
and Jim Smith 0 votes in the con
Hoke Smith carried Clark How
ell’s home county and Dick Rus
sell's home county. Kstill won in
Chatham h\ a small vote and the
same thing is true of Jim Smith in
Oglethorpe. Russell carried only
two of the seven counties in his
own circuit. Hoke Smith carried
four of these counties and Jim
Smith got one of them, lloke
ing State School Commissioner W.
B. Merritt in this county,Merritt’s
majority being only II votes.
Johnston carried Newnan precinct;
by a majority of 85(1 votes, and al
so won at the 7th and Sargent pre
Smith’s Victory in
One of the most significant and
pleasing features of Hoke Smith's
great triumph on Wednesday was
the magnificent tribute paid him at
the polls by the citizens of his
In Fulton, especially, his victory
was complete and crushing. He
literally swept the city and coun
ty by a plurality of 1.1M14 over
Smith carried live of the “Rig Six" <<lark i rowedl and a clear majority
counties—F u I ton, Richmond, ,,f | ,’joo votes over the lour oppos-
Floyd. Mibb and Thomas—and also
carried 22 of the 2(1 four-vote coun
Hoke Smith won in every county
in the Fourth Congressional Dis-
trict. except in Heard, which was
carried by Russell.
It was a Hoke Smith landslide
from the mountains to the sea.
This much is known at present.
Possibly by this time next week
some of the “oppositioners” will
plains some matters in reference to that of the bacteria, the only flit-
pensions which appear to have lerence being that the protoplasm
been misunderstood by many pen- of the single cell,which is all there
sinners. Commissioner Lindsey is of a bacterium, is more exposed
says: than that of the cells of our bodies
“Kvery measure providing for a and so is acted upon more prompt-
change for pensioning Confeder- ly.
Animals and plants are protect
ed against the injurious olleets of
light by their color and it is a gen
eral rule Unit those plants ami an
imals, including man, which live
the manner of payment, in the tropics and in other regions
where the sun shines brightest, arc
the darkest in color, while those of
the cloudy north are blonds for the
most part. People of the north
who go to the south to live, soon
begin to feel the clients of the in
Delegates to represent Coweta in creased light.. At first this acts as
the State convention, which will I a stimulant. The newcomer feels
i nominate Hoke Smith, are Messrs, better. The vital functions are.
1 T. M. /ellars,C. A. Ilolherg,W. II. j quickened. there is nothing but
Martin and \\ . C. Wright. The praise for the wonderful climate,
alternates are Messrs. L. A. Per jam! contempt for the indolent nu-
due, J. T. Kirby, J. A. McKnight. I lives. Hut in a year or two a
• ami J. II. Wynn. change comes. The immigrant.
| loses tone, becomes irritable and
The Big Auction Sale on An- works less ami less. The light is
ate veterans and their widows,
which was introduced at. the last
session of the Legislature,was lost.
Only those entitled under existing
1 laws can apply. No changes were
nor in the laws in any way affect
ing the pension system, and so ad
vise all of your callers.”
The splendid strengt h of the peo
ple’s champion became apparent
early in the day. Scenes enacted
in almost every ward and precinct
served as convincing evidence, ami
it was never doubted for a moment I
that’Mr. Smith would carry the country editor is dose to the peo-
county by a handsome majority J He knows what every man in
Hundreds of his loyal supporters I community
gust 30th Attracting Wide
What promises to be one of the
biggest events Newnan has had in
years is the big auction sale of lots
next Thursday, August .40th.
This auction sale will consist of
is talking and
were to be seen upon the ‘streets ' thinking about-kl.ows where he
luture I seventy-live choice city residential
lots surrounding .Sutherland Park,
and at the various polling places, I s kuids.
be able to explain how it happen- w hile comparatively few of his op
ed. lo the News it looks like the poneute’ badges were in evidence,
people were behind Hoke Smith j Mr. Smith carried six out of the
and simply swept the opposition i eight wards in Atlanta, losingonly
into oblivion. ] the sixth and eighth, and nine out
“ of the total number of fourteen
The Voting in Coweta. county precincts in Fulton. He
lost, in the majority of instances,
face whatever c
And thecountry editors of < leor- j j„ \,,wnan.
gia who have refused to la* swayed j Sutherland Park and the lots
He can reach him direct- by self interest, who have kept! HUm ,midiiig it form about the
ly and almost as personally as themselves free In m the influence j pettiest place in the South. In
through a personal conversation, of political bossism and struck j ll( i ( |jti 0II to the natural beauty of
As a moulder of the opinion of the valiantly and untiringly for the j the place, thousands of dollars are
public which it reaches, the dawn of a freeer Georgia—in this! | >( ,| n ^r expendc*<l in adding to its
weekly paper has few equals : the hour of the assured victory which I attractiveness. The big double
country editor can get his Huger on they have done so much to bring j imf , e advertisement in this issue
the pulse of his community. about, we take off our
And the people of (Ieorgia today them.—Atlanta Journal.
working on his protoplasm, which
is not protected by so thick a layer
j of pigment as that which the na
tive has. 11 is nerves give out and
unless he adopts the light-shun
ning habits of those about him, lie
must, lice north or die.
A medical writer has recently
advanted the theory that Ameri
can nervousness is due to the ex
i'ess of light here as compared to
the cloudiness of the north of
Kurope. If this is so, the logical
treatment of “nerves” would be
rest in a darkened but well venti
lated room and not exercise in the
open air, as is generally advised.
The Coweta end of the guberna- by exceedingly small margins, but owe a vast debt ol gratitude to
torial campaign was a stirring con- J the returns in his favor never! hundreds ot independent, and pat-
gives full particulars of this com
A visit to these lots is well
worth anyone’s time, as an enor-
Sons of Veterans Will Organ
On Thursday and Friday, An
test, but election day passed pleas- failed to increase his majority by | riotic editors ot weekly papers who gust 40th and .41st, Irom !) to 12 a. nioiis amount ol work is being
A number of sons of ex-Oonfed-
erate veterans are planning the
antly and quietly. During the j leaps and bounds. j have championed their
last weeks of the campaign the op- The remaining three candidates i throughout the State,
position to Hoke Smith developed j.were never in the running in Ful-J The independent editor of a
considerable strength and made a ton county. Judge R. B. Russell j weekly paper is not usually rich in
received a total of OH 1 votes, Col. 1 money, or in this world’s goods—
J. II. Kstill (51 and James M.Smith if he were he would not be a conn-
22. try editor. But he is ric i in
■ — I something else, i
Weekly j tram moiled— md
I else is character.
game light against that candidate
throughout the county. The op
position finally selected Dick Rus
sell as the man to pit against Smith
m., new pupils and those who done on the property, pre 1 organization ol a camp in Coweta
failed of promotion, will be exam- paratory to the big auction county. Prominent gentlemen in
joed by their respective teachers at sale which will be held at ten all sections ol the county ail* in-
the school where they expect to at- o’clock next Thursday morning, tores tod in the movement and will
give their aid and influence to help
in Coweta; and the fact that only Georgia’s Patriotic
44 votes were cast for Howell, Es- Editors,
till and Jim Smith, shows how
well the combination worked. But
be is truly un
LI at somctl in"
tend. Please do not neglect this,
as we desire to start the school
promptly September 4d. Parents,
give us your co-operation.
J. W. Ha inks, Su pi-
Soiite of the Evil Effects of i »“iko the movement a success. Thu
Too Much Sunlight.
It is a common belief, well sup
ported by facts,that light is a pow-
The campaign which closes with messed of the type of men that
the perfect combination and all the 1 today’s balloting was the result of hundreds of those weekly editors
efforts of the opposition failed to, a great spontaneous uprising on ! have proved themselves to be. she
defeat Hoke Smith, and he emerg- the part of the people themselves,
ed from the contest with a majority They made the issues; they for-
of 441 votes over Dick Russell. ululated them; they are pressing
The tabulated vote by precincts, 1 on to victory with them today,
printed in this weeks News, tells j The first credit belongs to the peo-
the story. As only three State j pie themselves.
And it is to a splendid l>ody of
editor's of weekly newspapers
throughout the. State, who have
labored manfully and diligently to
opposition were scratched but lit- keep the issues of the campaign
tie, some of them not at all. How-] clearly and definitely before the
ell was'given 44, Kstill 7 and Jim public, that we are inclined to give
Smith 2 votes in the county.
While Russell carried four voting
And so long as (ieorgia is pos- Commissioner Lindsey Writes:j 11 Hie cure ol many
offices were contested the News has
tabulated the vote in but three
cases. The total vote polled
was 2,024. Candidates having no
What these men did they did
precincts—Moreland, Lewis’ Store, I for the pure love of fair play. It
Cedar Creek and Haralson—he won ' was very little that they hoped to
but two districts in the county—! gain personally from a popular
Haralson by a majority of 26 votes! triumph. It was principle which
and the 7tli district by a majority moved them ; conviction—they
of 12 votes. The largest ma jority j wanted to see the shackles of ring
given .Smith over Russell was 165'rule and railroad domination
votes at Newnan and the smallest j struck off from the State. Their
The appended letter, written by
will always come out on the top in Pension Commissioner J. W.Lind-
the long run; she can confidently sey to Judge L. A. Perdue, ex-
OFFICIAL VOTE OF COWETA COUNTY.
in any district was 4 majority in
The polls were not opeued in
Hurricane district nor at Coweta,
motives were as simple and direct
as all patriotic motives always are.
The power of the weekly press is
not to be underestimated. The
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V T. Sanford
Koscoe. . _ .
Sarnent--. ... ...
33 1 42
l Haralson ....
L - ' ,v " 1 —
. 7 ,
News has been requested to call a
meeting to be held in the court
house at 10 o’clock on the first
Monday of the next session of the
Superior Court, for the purpose of
perfecting organization of the
camp. All sons of veterans in
Coweta county are requested to as
semble at that time and co-operate
in this good cause, and all veter
ans of the county are invited to lie
diseases and in the destruction of
the injurious bacteria that prey
ui)on the animal body. Experi
ments have showh that those little
organisms not only will not multi
ply when exposed to sunlight, but
are even rapidly destroyed. Kx-
perience has taught ns that dis
ease lurks in dark corners, anil
that light rooms are as necessary
to health as good ventilation, but
we are only beginning to -recog
nize that the sun is not altogether
good for us. Its light
used in moderation, for in excess
it may do harm. Of course every- ^ w ‘‘
.one knows that prolonged expo- promptly Hept. 4.L Parent*, give
I sure to the powerful rays of the 118 your co-opeiation.
j summer sun may bring on a smi-| '*• ^ ' (,a ' nfcS > ^opt.
stroke, but it is a fact not so well | Mr. and Mrs. George Wynn are
known that excessive light, even the fond parents of a charming
without direct exposure, may iu daughter, who came Wednesday
On Thursday and Friday, Aug.
40th and 41st, from 0 to 12 a. in.,
new jinpils and those who failed of
promotion, will l>e examined by
their respective teachers at the
ilist be wohool where they expect to at
tend. Please do not neglect this,
desire to start the school
time seriously impair health.
Light kills bacteria by destroy
ing their substance, the proto
night. The young lady has been
christened Husanann, Iwjing the
namesake of her grandmother,
plasm which constitutes the main I Mrs. Joseph H. Wynfi. The young
] portion o 1 ' every living ceil, wheth-j lady’s grandfather, Hon. W. B.
jer animal or vegetable. But this jOrr, says she arrived at an op-
| effect is everted upon the proto- j portune time to yell “Hurrah for
] plasm of our own celis as well as' Hoke Smith!”