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THE NEWNAN NEWS.
NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1906.
The News’ Great Piano Contest is Becoming Strenuous. Have You Voted Yet?
MAN FOUND DEAD
IN WELL AT MADRAS
Unknown Person Was Taken
from Well at Ginnery Last
falling through. The body ap
peared to be that of a foreigner—
probably a Jew or an Italian. It
was badly decomposed and the ex
amination proved a very difficult
task. In the dead man’s clothes
was found $2.51 in small change
and a pocket knife.
The body of an unknown man,
probably 35 or 40 years of age, was
found in a well at Madras last
Monday morning. The well is on
the Atlanta , & West Point ltail-
road’s right of way, but is used by
the Madras ginnery. Employes of
the ginnery were making sound
ings in the well to And out how
much water it contained, when the
body was discovered.
Coroner J. B. Broadwater was
notified, and he went to Madras,
accompanied by Sheriff J. L.
Brown and Dr. Q. W.Peddy. The
lx)dy was removed from the well
and examined by a jury empanell
ed by the Coroner. The jury was
composed of Dr. L. M. McGee,
Messrs. W. E. Moore,C. H.Brown,
J. It. Atchison, G. W. Coggin and
J. C. Cook. After a thorough ex
amination by the jury and by the
county physician, Dr. Peddy, a
verdict was returned that the body
was that of an unknown man who
probably came to his death by fall
ing in the well and drowning.
The body is supposed to have
been in the well as long as two
weeks. As the well is near the
railroad track, it is supposed the
unknown man was walking on the
right of way and stepped into it.
The well was only partially cover
ed, and an opening on one side was
large enough to admit of a body
From Pine Knots to Electric
Just eighty-three years ago this
spring, the founder of the John
Robinson Show started out with
his little overland caravan to bat
tle with the swamp roads and ele
ments on his journey for fame and
fortune. The gasoline lamp had
not then been heard of, and coal
oil was expensive and hard to ob
tain, but the country in which he
had chosen to cast his lot abound
ed in pine forests, and each day a
quantity of the pitch knots were
collected, and they formed the sole
means of lighting the tent, but the
native came and perhaps he en
joyed the performance of the rid
ers and clowns as much as he does
today, when the advance of civili
zation makes it possible for the
modern circus owner to carry his
own private electric light plant.
In fact, the John Robinson Show
of this season carries two complete
electric lighting plants of the most
improved and modern type, and
the menagerie and big tent present
a pretty spectacle when the thous
and or more lights in multi-colored
globes are burning.
Will exhibit here on Thursday,
The man who loves his work
seldom wants for a job.
Death of J. T. Brown.
Mr. J. r L\ Brown, a good citizen
of the Third District, who passed
away about two weeks ago at his
home, was about 50 years of age
and is survived by his wife and
four children. The funeral occur
red at Bethel in Heard county and
was conducted by Rev. F. J.
Mr. Brown was a member of the
First Baptist church of Newnan.
He was a man of unquestioned in
tegrity and enjoyed the confidence
and friendship of all his acquaint
ances. For more than twenty
years Mr. Brown had business re
lations witfl Mr. R. E. Simms, of
this city, and that well known gen
tleman speaks in the highest terms
of his character and life.
Rebekah Lodge Organized.
Notice to Veterans.
Members of Coweta Camp, No.
11(11, are requested to assemble at
the court house at ten o’clock Sat
urday morning, Oct. 27th, for the
purpose of selecting delegates to
represent the Camp at the State
reunion in Savannah, Nov. 13th
J. B. Goodwyn, Com.
J. L. Brown, Adjutant. 2t
One of the horses belonging to
Newnan’s fire department died
last Sunday, making necessary the
purchase of another pair of fire
horses. The new horses were re
ceived Wednesday. They are
splendid animals and cost the sum
of $480. They have not been
trained for (ire work, but when
properly trained will be very
Barlow bodge, No. 47, of Re-
bekalis was organized in this city
last Tuesday (week), with sixteen
charter members. The lodge was
organized by Mrs. Loula Barlow,
President of the State Assembly,
assisted by Mesdames A. S. Brooks
and W. T. Milford, all of Colum
bus. After the organization offi
cers were elected and installed, as
Mrs. J. T. Williams, N. G.;Mrs.
C. A. Merck, V. G.; Miss Edna
Nall, Secretary; Mis. F. M. Bry
The Rebekahs have a flourish
ing organization in Georgia and
some large and active lodges. Bar-
low Lodge, No. 47, begins its cu-
reer with bright prospects uud
bids fair to liecome one of the lead
ing lodges of the State.
The vote in the News’ piano
contest was as follows, when the
paper went to press this week:
Miss Bessie Kirby,Newnan
“ Jewel Faver “
“ Kate Snead “
“ Ruth McDonald,
Sixth Dist. . . .
“ Maybelle Sewell,
South Georgia Farms.
If you wish to buy or rent a
farm in South Georgia, where land
is level and free from rocks, I can
supply you with most any kind
you want, O. L. Co andi.kr,
28 Staunton, Ga.
Mr. W. 11. Davis, of Washing
ton City, is with relatives in New
nan, having joined his family here
a few days ago. Sometime next
month Mr. Davis and family will
sail for Germany and will remain
in Europe for a year. Mr. Davis,
who is a talented tenor, goes to
Germany to study music and cul
tivate his voice.
On Wednesday of last week,
Mr. Bert Wortham and Mrs. An
nie N. Lane were united in marri
age at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Banks on St. Claire street, Dr. J.
W. Quilliau officiating. Immedi
ately after the ceremony the cou
ple went to Atlanta for a short
visit, and are now residing at 38
St. Claire street.
The Haynie-Fry nuptials at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fry.
near Moreland, last Wednesday
afternoon, was a social event of
the week in this county. The
ceremony was performed by Rev.
Dr. Cousins, of Luthersvillo, in
the presence of a large party of
relatives and friends of the young
The engagement of Miss Alma
Arnold and Mr. Charles W. Far
mer has been announced, the mar
riage to occur some time next
month. Miss Arnold is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Arnold,
of this city.
Mr. Warren Baggerly, of He-
nola, and Miss Lula Adams, of At
lanta, were in the city Tuesday.
They came up in Mr. Baggerly’s
automobile. Miss Adams is at
present the guest of Henoia friends.
Only tlie foolish measure life by
length of years.
Four Aldermen and Four Mem
bers ol Board of Educalion
to be Elected.
Newnan’s municipal election
comes this year on Dec. 1st, the
first Saturday in that month. City
Clerk E. 1). Fouse has opened the
registration books in his office and
is registering tlie voters for this
Four aldermen and four mem
bers of the Board of Education are
to be elected in December. The
aldermen whose terms of office ex-
j)ire this year are W. 8. Askew,
R. N. Cole, G. R. Hponcler and G.
It. Black. Members of the Board
of Education whose terms expiru
are President T. E. Atkinson and
T. B. Davis, I. N. Orr, Sr., and
Your underwear and hosiery
needs can best lie supplied by us.
Largest and best assorted stock in
Newnan. We sell “Cadet” hos
iery for girls and boys.
P. F. Cuttino & Co.
We direct especial attention to
our line of dress goods. The ad
vance in prices of all woolen ma
terials make our dress goods ex
ceptional values, as they were
bought before this advance.
P. F. Cuttino tk Co.
LOST—Friday, 10th, on College
or Washington Streets, stick pin.
Finder will receive handsome re
ward at Manget’s.
H. S. B A N T A ’ S
The Store With A Reputation
Our watches rivet the attention
of every prospective purchaser.
They are beautifully fashioned
and just as durable as they are
artistic. Our ^tock includes a
varied assortment: No. 0 size
for ladies, No. 12 size for boys
and young men, Nos. 16 and 18
sizes for men.
Solid Gold and Filled Cases
Priced Irom $4 to $100
We sell the standard movements
at very close prices. Every
watch case and movement in
our ^tore is just what it is repre
sented to be and is worth all
that is asked for it.
This ^tock is made up of the
usual line, and many articles
you would scarcely expect to
find in a Newnan jewelry ^tore.
Mu^t be seen to be appreciated.
Cvt Glass, French, Ger
man and Austrian China
The ^tock in these lines is im
mense, and its richness an beau
ty surpasses any showing we
have previously made. There
is striking variety in designs and
wide range of articles. Many
unique pieces and odd designs will be appreciat
ed by lovers of beautiful glass and china. This
department contains the largest and finest assort
ment of beautiful and useful wedding presents to
be found in Newnan.
We have the latent improved
spectacles, eye glasses, lenses,
mountings, etc. Are prepared
to fit all who come with just
the right glasses. Prices range
from the lowest to the highest
in this line. Something to suit
the pocket-books of all pur
H. S. BANTA’S, The Store with a REPUTATION