THE NEWNAN NEWS.
NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1906.
1 NO. 21
Let’s ALL Pull for Greater Newnan, and Make it a Great and Grand Old Town •
New System Provides Free
Grammar Schools for all
most important movements of the
During the past tew days we
have heard most of the enforce
ment of the provision that no free
passes shall be issued by interstate
railroads, but this is by no means
the most effective part of the new
j measure. The bill for the regula-
Xewnan’s schools open next j tion of the railway rates requires
Monday. September^, with Su- all interstate carriers to make
perintemlent J. A\ . Gaines in through routes and reasonable
joint charges. It sweeps into the
category of common carriers all oil
pipe lines, express companies,
sleeping car companies and private
car lines. Railways are pro
hibited from engaging in
production or any other bus
iness than transportation, such
as coal mining, but pipe lines are
excluded from this provision.
It provides that all rates shall
be just and reasonable, and it
gives the interstate commerce com
mission full power, upon com
plaint and after a full hearing, to
fix a reasonable and just maxi
mum rate, which shall take effect
charge. Large attendance is an
ticipated at all of the schools and
it is believed a very prosperous
year is ahead for both the gram
mar and high schools.
The laws governing the school
system were amended at the last
session of the Legislature and sev
eral changes will necessarily have
to be made in the manner of con
ducting the schools. The city now
has an absolutely free grammar
school system and there will be no
tuition charges or matriculation
fees for resident pupils in the first
six grades of the system. Non
resident pupils in these grades will
be charged #1.00 per month, in within thirty days and shall re
addition to the fund received from main in force for two years unless
thFKtate. . changed by the commission or set
In the high school, both resi-1aside by the courts. It increases
dent and non-resident pupils will
pay #1.50 per month in A and H.
grades, and in the Junior and
Senior classes the charges are
82.no per month.
Matriculation fees must be paid
the number of commissioners from
four to seven, makes their terms
seven years and raises their sala
ries to 810,000.
Violations of the orders of the
commission, if knowingly commit-
OVER ALL, 25,043
Russell Ran Second and How
ell Third in Gubernatorial
for two months in advance to (’apt. ted, may be punished by a line of
J..I. Good rum, secretary of the | #5,000 a day, each day constitut
ed v board ol education. ■ ing. a separate offense and enforce-
It will be noted that the new 'incut of the orders of the commis-
systein provides tree grammar. sion may be secured either
schools lor all pupils residing in through injunction or mandamus.
Newnan. and provides for reason-1 It provides for a limited review
able tuition charges for non resi- by the courts of the orders of Un
dent pupils, the charges for both 1 commission, but no injunction or!
classes ol pupils being 81.5(1 per decree restraining the enforcement I
month in Grades A and B and of an order may be granted except
8- .oh per month in Junior and ; alter not less than live days’ no-'
Senior classes. Tice lit the commission. Either
The teachers who will be in ! party may take appeals from the
charge of the various grades of the orders of the commission from the
three white schools are the follow- lower Federal court to the supreme
ing ladies and gentlemen: court.
Temple Avenue School—Prof, j The railroad bill further pro-
J. E. Pendergrast; principal Boys’j vides the publication of all rates,
High School; Mrs. T. <’. Robinson, fares or charges and forbids
principal Girls’ High School; Prof, changes except on thirty days’ no-
Anderson in charge of B Grade; tice. The commission has power
Mrs. J. E. Robinson, Sixth Grade;'to direct what records and books
Miss Slade, Filth Grade; Miss shall be kept by common carriers
Bessie Arnold, Fourth Grade; J and may have access to the same
Miss Corinth Baker, Third Grade; at all times.
Miss Eddie North, Second Grade; j Common carriers arc required
Miss Maggie Brown and Miss Rob- within reason to make switch con-
inson, First Grade. nections with lateral branches and
South Newnan School— Mrs. W. private side tracks and to furnish
P. Nimmons, Principal; Miss cars without discrimination. If
Martha Askew, Second and Third this provision is violated, shippers
Grades; Miss Alba Porch, Fourth may bring complaint before the
and Fifth Grades. commission. All common carriers
East Newnan School—Mrs. are required to file with the com-
Treadaway, Principal; Miss Mary mission copies of all contracts and
Fox Camp, Assistant. agreements for shipment of prop-
Pinson Street School. Colored— erty made with other companies.
H. T. Kilpatrick, Principal; Sadie It limits free transportation to cer-
E. Jones and Abbeulah Reed, j tain specified persons and it pro-
Teachers. i hibits rebates of all kinds. Every
The teachers who begin their person or corporation, whether
connection with the schools this j carrier or shipper, agent or trus-
term are Prof. Anderson, who j tee, who is found guilty of receiv-
cornes from South Carolina; Miss! ing, giving or soliciting .rebates or
Slade, of Carrollton; Miss Baker, discriminations may be fined from
of Sparta; Miss Robinson, of this, 81,000 to 820,000 and imprisoned
county; Miss Porch, of Baruesville. for not more than two years.
—————■ There are some things which
The Rate Bill Effective Today “the Lord sends and the devil
___ brings,” so it comes about that a
The sixty days from the passage Republican congress adopted this
of the railroad rate bill has expir- measure. But they have merely
ed and today the measure, which stolen our own thunder and inas-
was perhaps the most notable of much as it is an essentially Dem-
the first session of the Fifty-ninth ocratic measure, we should give it
congress, goes into full force and our hearty support, it paves the
effect. way to still greater reforms in • the
That the bill has its defects and interest ot the people and hastens
that there are, perhaps, absolute the day when great corporations
contradictions in its provisions no shall become the servants and not
one will undertake to deny, but the masters and oppressors of the
when the history of the twentieth people.—Tuesday’s Atlanta Geor-
century comes to be written, the'&i an *
achievement of this reform, after
years of agitation, will be regarded i Don't criticise your neighbor;
as the initial step in one of the 3et him an example.
Official returns from every coun
ty in Georgia for the gubernatorial
primary, as forwarded to Chair
man M. J. Youmans, of Dawson,
by the chairmen of the respective
county executive committees, show
that Hon. Hoke Smith’s popular
vote exceeded the combined vote
of Clark Howell, Richard B. Rus
sell, John II.. Estill and James M.
According to the official figures,
Hoke Smith received a majority of
25,048 votes over all of his op
ponents, and had a plurality of
(i0,201 votes over his nearest op
ponent, Judge Russell. His plu
rality over Clark Howell was 872,-
Ilokc Smith's total popular vote
Judge Russell’s total popular
vote was 25,200.
Clark Howell’s total popular
vote was 21,720.
John II. Estill's total popular
.lames M. Smith's total popular
vote was 8,224.
In 1002, when Governor Terrell
had opposition his total vote in the
state was 81,548, and two years
ago when lie had no opposition,
his vote was 07,52.4.
The total vote east was 104,051.
In (lie linal rounding up of coun
ties it was found that Hoke Smith
carried 122 counties, Bussell won
in 10 counties, Howell got 0 comi
ties, Estill carried I counties and
Jim Smith got 4 counties. Hoke
Smith carried more than live-
sixths of the 145 counties in the
State and will have 414 delegates
in the convention. 11 is four op
ponents carried 24 counties and
will have 52 delegates in the con
LOTS ARE SOLD
Many People Attracted to
Newnan by the Sale of City
Lots Northeast of Town.
At least a thousand people wore
at Sutherland Bark yesterday
morning when Auctioneer Joseph
II. Phillips began the sale of 75
lots for the Georgia and Alabama
Realty Company. The entire sale
was a pronounced success and the
day was thoroughly enjoyed by the
crowd. The Carrollton band fur
nished music for the occasion and
Manager C. \V. Doming suppled
carriages free to convey the people
to and from the Park.
’Phis sale has given Newnan
probably the largest amount of
advertising the city has ever re
ceived and without cost to any
citizen of Newnan, and in this re
spect alone will he worth thou
sands of dollars to the city. In ad
dition it has brought a number of
prominent and wealthy people to
Newnan. all of whom have ex
pressed their admiration for the
city and their faith in its future.
Among this number are Mr. II.
| C. McEadden, of Atlanta, general
freight and passenger agent of the
I Atlanta, Birmingham A Atlantic
Railway; Mr. A. I). Covington,
Quincy, Florida, the largest naval
stores operator in the world; lion.
A. J. Crovatt, of Brunswick, di
vision counsel of the A., B. A.
Railway; Mr. Edwin Brobsfon, of
Jacksonville, the largest real es
tate dealer in Florida; Mr. L. R.
Ffcutiig, of Brunswick, member of
Georgia and Alabama Realty Co.;
Mrs. II. H. Gould, of Brunswick,
the largest female landholder in
Georgia, and a lady who is largely
interested in railroads.
Newsom will be ulml to learn that she
was able to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Bryant, last Sunday.
Wash White moved in from Hanning
with bis family last week.
J. A. Brook and wife are visiting their
children in Carroll and other places this
W. H. Boatright was summoned to
the bedside of his father at Fairburn last
Frank Barton was hero from Winder
last Saturday and Sunday.
Will Bishop returned to his home in
lioatioke last Saturday, ueenmpaniod by
bis cousin, Larkin Bishop
John Smith, from Sargent, spent last
Sunday with his son, Tom, who is sick.
Tom Cox and wife visited relatives in
Carrollton lust Saturday night and Sun
Gideon Brook and wife were the re
cipients of a little daughter last Tuesday.
Mrs. Mont Smith 1h spending the
woek with her grandparents at Wldtes-
Wiley Cash and sister, Miss Pollio,
from Mandeville, are spending a while
Erie Allen and wife, aoeompnuied by
the latter's brother, John Thompson,
have been visiting relatives in Home.
H.H. Barker was quite sick lust. week.
Mrs. Henry Boatright is visiting her
parents in Tallapoosa.
Robert Thompson and wife moved to
Senoia last week.
Mrs. W. H. Dewberry is still sick.
Miss Lucy Hendrix is visiting rela
tives in Atlanta.
Mr. I)elk moved with 11is family hack
to Senoia last Saturday.
Bartow Stieher was down from Clem
Labor Day Next Monday.
Next Monday is Labor Day, the
great national holiday of the work
ing classes. While the day will
not be generally observed by the
laboring people of this city, the
postoffiee and banks will Ik* closed.
Sunday hours will prevail at the
postoffiee, and the office will be
open only from 11:40 to 10:40 a. m.
Mail will be dispatched as usual
and all mail placed in the city
boxes will be collected and dis
The News is informed that none
of Newman’s shops or factories will
close on Labor Day, and there will
be no celebration of the day in this
Prof. L. P. Neill left Sunday for Bir
mingham, whore In* expects to tench
Buu Bounder lias returned to his home
Miss Sam Reaves, of Senoia, is visit
ing her sick mother, Mrs. Lawson.
Lealaud McCullough and Joe Drake,
of near Senoia, are visiting relatives in
Luther Morgan, of Newnan, is spend
ing a few days with Ins sick mother,
Mrs. S. A. Entrekin.
VV. E. Hnnsloe left Sunday for Butler,
where lie will he book-keeper in a haul:
01.1 ml Morgan and two sons spent Sat
urday night and Sunday with relatives
Luther Caldwell is spending a few
weeks with his mother.
J. W. L. Caldwell lias returned home
after spending a week with his sister in
Rev. Stephens, of Atlnntll, Idled the
pulpit nt Hook Spring lust Sunday—
forenoon and evening.
(leorge Lewis and wife, of Senoia,
wore the guests ol relatives here last
Robert I’osey, wife and daughter, of
Moreland, visited the hitler's parents
here Inst week.
Mrs. C. <!, (iniiirl 1ms been quite sink
for the past week,
Ira White, wife mid children, of Flat
Creek, spent Sunday Inst with the hit
tor’s sister, Mrs. C. F. Parrott.
S. (). Houston iimde a business trip to
Atlanta liiHf Wednesday.
F. M. Parrott's family are attending
the protracted meeting at Coke’s Chapel
Prof. Will Askew, of Oak drove, wdio
had been leaching it ten days’ singing
school at Hock Spring, closed his school
last Friday with an interesting program
which resulted in an nil-day singing,
which was largely attended and greatly
T. d. llnlnes and family returned
home Ibis week, after an extended vinit
to relatives at LnUrange.
Commissioners Meet Saturday
The Board of County (Jotnrnis-
siones will be in session Saturday,
instead of next Wednesday, and
will transact all business of the
regular monthly session for Sep
tember. important matter which
will receive attention will be the
county tax rate for this year. The
tax rate will be fixed at this meet
ing of the Board.
Superior Court Next Week,
September term of Coweta Su
perior Court convenes next Mon
day morning. The civil docket is
not crowded, but the criminal
docket is of considerable size, and
court will doubtless be in session
An otherwise truthful man some
times talks about himself.
One of the things yon can’t buy
on credit is experience.
Will Hubbard, from Senoia, visited
friends in Newnan the past week.
Tom Smith, who was so ill at our last
writing, is very much hotter.
Miss Lela Weir, from Hogansville,
spent last Saturday night and Sunday
Mrs. Kittie Field came down from
Oliickaumugu to attend the funeral of
j her sister, Miss Lucy McOlure, last
Mrs. Lizzie Lee is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Will Stieher, at Hogansville.
Bettie Lou, little daughter of Jesse
Smith and wife, haH been sick.
T. R. Crow spent last Sunday w‘tli
relatives in Franklin.
Ada and Clara Richie have been real
sick for several days.
B. F. Thomas and wife, who recently
moved from Sargent, have a little
daughter who is sick
Mrs. Dossie Glow is spending a few
■ lays with her sister, Mrs Judson South.
, in Grantville*.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Smith are very
proud of a 10b; pound hoy who came in-
i to their home last Saturday.
| MrB. S. A. Swafford lias been on the
W, B. Bennett and wife moved here
from Wliitesburg last week and are oc
cupying rooms recently vacated by John
Dewberry aud wife.
The many friends of Mrs. Charlie
Will Run East and West from
Atlanta About 170
An electric road to extend across
the Slate is provided for in a
charter which was granted by Sec
retary of State Philip Cook re
The new line is to be known as
the Atlanta and Carolina Railway.
The original project provided for a
line from Atlanta to Anderson, S.
but according to the charter
granted this has boon changed.
It is proposed under this charter
to build 170 miles of electric lines,
through Fulton, Do Kalb, Rock
dale, Gwinnett and Jackson coun
ties to the cast, and through Ful
ton, Campbell, Coweta, Meriweth
er, Troup and Heard counties to
the west of Atlanta; to the cast of
Atlanta the line will take in Li-
tlionia, Conyers, Lawrenceville,
Commerce and other well-known
points and to the west College
Park, Fairburn, Palmetto, New
min, Moreland, Grantville, llo-
gansville, West Point, LaGrange
and Franklin. Franklin is located
in Heard county, which at present
lias no railroad at all.
The capital stock to begin with
will be 850,Olio, with the privilege
of increasing to any amount de
sired. The principal office of the
company will lie in Atlanta.
The ineorporalors are M. T. Ed-
gerson, M. Mason and W. E.
Woods, of Fulton, J. If. Iloseh,
Henry Braselton and L. F. Sell, of
Jackson; J. Almand, E. J.
Kimiik'II, .Ir., and T. .1. Flake, of
DeKalb, and R. W. Tucker, of
Rural Carriers to Meet in Co
By J. M. Terrell, Governor ol said
Whereas, Official information
has been received at this Depart
ment that John < 'handler murdered
J. G. Bishop in Coweta county, on
Dec. 25, 181)7, and escaped and is
now a fugitive from justice,
I have thought proper, there
fore, to issue this my Proclama
tion, hereby offering a reward of
One Hundred Dollars for the ap
prehension and delivery of said
John Chandler with evidence suf
ficient to convict, to the Sheriff of
said County and State.
And Ido, moreover, charge and
require all officers m this .Slate,
Civil and Military, to be vigilant
in endeavoring to apprehend the
said John Chandler in order that
he may be brought to trial for the
offense with which he stands
Given under my hand and seal
of the State, this the 27th day of
J. M. Thrkki.l, Governor.
By the Governor.
Secretary of State.
Even a wise man and his money
are soon parted by the undertaker.
It isn’t necessary for women to
be voters in order to become
The rural free delivery mail car
riers of the Fourth Congressional
District will have a meeting in Co
lumbus on Labor Day, which is
Sept. 4d. It is expected that many
carriers from all over the district
will be present.
Congressman W. C. Adamson
will be among those in attendance
and will deliver an address.
The address of welcome will be
made b,\ lion. Frank F. Garrard,
who will introduce Judge .Adam
son. T. I). Mendenhall will re
spond on the part of the carriers.
lion. Charles If.Russell will also
make an address. Postmaster J.
H. Garrard, of this city, will be.
among those present and will con
tribute all in his power to the suc
cess of the meeting.—Columbus
Judge Powell Returns to Phil-
Judge J. H. Powell left Newnan
last Tuesday to return to the Phil-
ipine Islands, after spending the
summer among relatives and
friends in Georgia, .fudge Powell
is accompanied by his wife and
children, with the exception of his
eldest daughter and two sons, who
will remain here and attend school.
Numerous friends wish Judge
Powell and his family a safe voy
age to far distant Philipine shores
and a safe return to their native
land at some future date.
Newnan’s First Bale.
The .first bale of new cotton sold
in Newnan was brought to town
Tuesday afternoon of last week by
C. E. Sewell, of Grantville. It was
b mght by Hon. A. If. Burdett, at
9 1-2 cents per pound. The bale
weighed 475 pounds. This was
the first bale of new cotton mark
eted in Coweta county.