The Newnan News
Issued Every FridH'<.
J. T. FAIN, Editor nnd Publisher
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COWETA CCINTY.
’Phone No. 20.
OFFICE UP-STAIRS IN THE WILCOKOH BLDG
Watch New nan grow!
Him the vagrants out—or “run
The News' telephone is No. ‘JO.
U«e it to semi in the news.
The News wants all the news.
If yon have a news item don't fail
to *ii\ e it to the New s.
The Cuban climate is said to be
rather warm just now and the at
inosphere is heavy with the smell
and smoke of gunpou del'.
There are 3 12 fertilizer factories
doing business in Georgia. ()!
this number 277 arc Georgia con
cerns and 65 foreign corporations
Wm. J. Bryan favors govern
ment ownership of railroads, but
does not endorse reformed spell
ing. (bve us William for our next
The nest day alter the October
election lion.Thomas ('.Crenshaw,
independent candidate for Kail
load Commissioner, will wish lie
“hadn't done it."
erats throughout the nation and
augurs well for Democraticehances
in congressional contests this fall.
While (Jovernor < 'obb was re-elect
ed, his majority over bis Demo
cratic opponent was only 7,008
voles—a Republican loss in four
years of about 25,000 votes. In
the Second Congressional district
where organized lalwir made a de
tei mined tight against Congress
man Littlefield, the Democrats
gained 1,458 votes. On the face of
the returns Littlefield has a ma
jority over his Democratic op
ponent of 1,154 votes; but it is
believed a recount w ill be demand
ed. w hich may change the figures.
The Republican majority in
Maine is the smallest since 1882.
Rockland, the home town of Gov
ernor Cobb, gave bis Democratic
opponent a majority of 17 votes.
Congressman Littclicld also re
sides in Rockland and bis major
ity in the city was only twelve
votes. The Democrats elected their
candidates lor local offices in near
ly all the cities of Maine.
For years it has been claimed
that Maine always points the way
in national elections. If this he
true.the Democrats w'ill win in the
approaching congressional elec
tions; for, although Maine did not
go Democrat ie, the election was a
decided v ictory for the Democracy
el that State. A Republican slump
el Maine proportions throughout
the I’nited Stales means Demo
oquently advocated by Hon. W. A.
Brannon, president of the Coweta
Cotton Growers’ Association, it
received the hearty sanction of the
The plan outlined by Mr. Bran
non and now being perfected by
officers of the Southern Cotton
Association, offers the solution of
the vexing but vital question of
the price of cotton. With a cor
poration having fcioo,000.000 of
capital at its command, in the
market in every county in the cot
ton belt and proposing to buy
every bale of cotton offered at 10
cents or less, it is evident that the
price of 10 cents could be main
tained. With the assistance of
Southern banks, a corporation hav
ing #too.ooo.ooo of capital could
control the entire cotton crop of
the South. Conservative action by
such corporation, and the naming
of a reasonable minimum price,
would result in a stable market
and entire satisfaction among
growers and spinners, .speculation
would be wiped out and the pros
perity of the cotton grower and
his country secured indefinitely.
Southern people, as a whole,
should hail with delight the be
ginning of this great movement,
should rally to its support with
their efforts and money, and place
this corporation on a business
basis at the earliest possible date.
THE PRICE OF COTTON.
The true signilicunc great
Hoke Smith landslide in the re
rent primary is Unit llicpuoplunf
Georgia want the rail roads and the
negro regulated and effectually e\
eluded from State polities, is the
opinion of the Albany Herald.
Mr. Robert L. Maddox has “riz
up" in Atlanta to explain that the
iqio exposition is not dead. Prob
ably it is only sleeping. Atlanta
should wake up and gel busy. All
Georgia is interested in the expo
sition and wishes Atlanta mighty
well in her efforts to secure the
exposition and make it a success.
Officers of the law in Newnan;
and Coweta county should see that
the Calvin vagrancy law is rigidly ,
enforced. There is work in this!
city and county for every person
who will work.Those who refuse to
work, and have no visible means
of support, should lie looked after
by the authorities. The law should
lie enforced against white persons
ns well as negroes, wherever the
former are suspected of lielouging
to the vagrant class.
The price of cotton is too low at
present. It is below 10 cents,
and conservative growers, buyers
and spinners agree that, under
present conditions, to cents should
he the minimum price for cotton.
The ’.wo great farmers' organi
zations of the South, the Southern
Cotton Association and Farmers'
Union, have within the past two
weeks held meetings and named
minimum prices for cotton. The
Association advises that cotton be
held for 10 cents, and the Union's
minimum price is 11 cents. In the
face of present conditions, it seems
that the Association displayed
more wisdom than the Union.
Some of the best business men and
leading cotton men of the South
believe the price of cotton can be
POINTERS FOR AUTUMN
Bagging And Ties
Three carloads new ties; two car
loads new bagging. Buy your bag
ging and ties of us.
The people of Coweta county
read The News. They await its
weekly visits with feelings of deep
interest and scan its pages care
A newspaper like The News is
the kind that secures results for
To he profitable, advertising
in 11st he placed in a paper that is
read in the homes it reaches and
by the people whose names are on
its subscription list. Such a news
paper is The News. Its subserlb-:
ers are interested and appreciative
readers. They get The News he- j
cause they want it. It is not forced
upon them or mailed to them
against their wishes. The News
is always stopped upon the pay
ment of arrearages, at the simple
request of any subscriber who do-
Just received two car loads Mitchell
and Tennessee wagons.
BRADLEY & BANKS
maintained at 10 cents, but doubt 1 sires to discontinue it.
the ability oi the growers to force As a result of these business-like j
the price above that point. 1 methods of conducting its bnsi- j
The average farmer appears to 1 ness, The News has a circulation
regard 10 cents as a lair basis j that is not surpassed in quality by 1
upon which to market his cotton the circulation of any weekly (
crop, and there seems to be no newspaper in Georgia,
reason why, with concerted action This circulation quality makes
among the farmers, the price I The News’advertising space val-
should not be forced up to those liable. Some of the most expert
figures and maintained there dur- and successful advertisers in New-
ing this season, nan know the value of advertising
At present cotton certainly is space in The News—and profit by J
selling too low. The crop is worth their knowledge.
tify as to the value of this paper
as an advertising medium. The
News is willing to rest its case
upon the testimony of those who
have given it a fair opportunity to
demonstrate the worth of its ad
The quality of The News’ circu
lation is unsurpassed—the quanti
ty is great enough to justify a con
tract with any business man who
desires to reach several thousand
of the l>ost citizens of Coweta
county with an advertising story.
The State convention of Alabama
Democrats endorsed William ,1.
Bryan, and the following emphatic
utterances from the State platform
show how Alabama Democrats
stand in relation to the vital politi
cal issues of the day:
“Wo endorse all essential prin
ciples and policies advocated by
Democracy's great leader, W. J.
Bryan, especially his arraignment
of trusts, private monopolies and
abuse of public service corpora
tions. We proclaim him the
greatest Democrat of our times and
lielieve in liis overwhelming elec
tion as president of the United
States. We endorse him as the
standard bearer of our party in
“In Hue with the policies of our
leader, we favor the complete con
trol and regulation of all corpora
tions and the annihilation of trusts
by the national ami state govern
ments, acting within their respec
tive spheres, and demand the ab
solute divorcement of railroad and
trust influences (from national and
state a flairs.’’
10 cents. The growers cannot af
ford to sell it for less. Prices of
almost everything the farmer buys
have been advancing for several
“I wouldn’t have missed The
News during the recent campaign
for the price of two years’ sub-
years and continue to advance, seription,” says one of Coweta’s
The cost of maintaing the farmer leading farmers and best citizens,
and his family, and the cost of That’s the talk heard throughout
maintaining his farm, have reached the coun ty. The people want The
a 10 cents-cotton level. If the crop News; they read and appreciate
is sold for less than 10 cents, it | it,and are its fast friends. Thepeo-
will be at a loss to the South. Ten p) e point the way to advertisers,
cents or more will afford a reason- n always pays to advertise in a
able profit on the crop and estab- 1 popular newspaper.
Has it ever occurred to you that
the people who read the News are
worth whilef There are several
thousand of them in Coweta coun
ty, and they read the advertising
printed in this paper. Is your ad.
in the News?
The News has a growing circu
lation. New subscribers are com
ing every day. That’s a pointer
for the live advertiser.
The tide of fall and winter busi
ness is coining in throughout the
lish prosperity in the South.
This vital problem confronts the
farmers now. They must not sac
rifice the cotton crop by market-.- - . ...
... , , South, and nowhere in larger vot
ing it for less than 10 cents. They ’ , . . . 0
„ , . ... iirne than here in Coweta county,
must determine to hold it for that . J
.. .. , . Are you preparing to get your
as the minimum price. Let cotton . J , ... . . . ... J
‘ ... . „ „ share of this business! It so, an
growers present a solid front to , ... ....... ’
, . . 1, ... advertising contract with the News
the commercial world, with 10 . ....
will lx* an almost indispensable ad
junct to the attainment of the
. , i , . - . largest measure of business success
will not be forced to market the v
, . . ... and prosperity,
crop for less than that price, , m
The News is pleased to note the i *
action of the Southern Cotton As- Business man can afford to
sociation in taking steps to incor- ift'iore the people of (oweta coun-
porate the Association with a cap- *•' w ho read no county paper but
ital stock of * 100,000,000, for the f he News. 1 hey spend money and
purpose of controlling the price of, ^ ie ’ r F a ^ rona S e > s "orth the effort
cotton. The News legards this as ! noeehStt, > to secure it especially
the safest and most business-like I” 1 ' °* tJie fact that an ad. in
Do it now! Sign a contract for
advertising space in The News.
The position you want may lie sold
Satisfied patrons speak forcibly
of the value of The News' adver
tising space. Ask The News’ ad
Want to get busy! l’lace an
advertisement in The News. It
will help some.
A little ad. in The News
brings results—a bigger ad. gets
THE WAY MAINE WENT.
The result of the Maine election
is extremely gratifying to Demo-
plan yet proposed for securing a
stable cotton market and settling
the South’s greatest commercial
problem. When this plan was
first made public and ably and el-
The News represents the necessary
Ask The News’ advertising pa
trons. They are qualified to tes-
S. E. Buchannan and J. F. Wilson
spent Friday in Newnan.
W. E. Morgan, of Newnan, spent Sun
day with friends here.
G. J. Alexander, sou and daughter,
spent Sunday with 8. E. Buthannan
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