The Passing of Rev. Sam Jones
The sudden death of Rev. Ham
•Tones, the famous evangelist ami
honored son of Georgia, while oc
cupying a Pullman lswth on the
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Rail
road west of Little Rock, Ark.,
early Monday morning, came as a
distinct shock of surprise and sor
row to his thousands of friends
ami admirers in Georgia ami the
Mr. Jones died as he expected
and desired to die—in harness.
TIis nervous temperament demand
ed a life of exceptional activity,
even strenuonsity, and to those
who knew him there cun lx: no
doubt that over--exertion and nerve-
strain in the pursuit of his noble
work as an evangelist brought
about a condition of physical tin
health that caused his premature
death. Although a, man of iron
will and tireless energy, his laxly
was far from robust and he wux
advancing in years, liy a reduc
tion of the high pressure of his
mode of living lie might have lieen
spared to his family, his friends
ami the world for several years yet.
A It hough an Alabaman by birth,
Ham Jones,as evutylxxly familiarly
knew him, came to Georgia while
a mere lad, and since iHiyhixxl he
had resided in ('artersville. in his
young manhood he chose the law
as his profession, and doubtless he
would have lx-en a conspicuous
success as a lawyer, but his eon-
version under dramatic and xingfl-
iarly emotional circumstances led
him to consecrate his life to the
Christian ministry, at first as a
regularly ordained Methodist
preacher, and later as a free-lance
evangelist. For a (piarter of a
century, almost, Ills name has Ixs'ii
a household word, not only in
Georgiu, but in every state of the
union, and during that time he
had made the saving of souls from
the evangelistic platform his sole
and all absorbing 1 Rework.
Ham Jones can be described, but
inadequately described, by the one
word, picturesque. He was not an
ordinary man in his mental pro
cesses, his speech or his methods.
Like all men who stand out from
the mass of Uieir fellows, he was
original and self-assertive to the
point of aggressiveness, but he was
natural and never a pozeur. Those
who accused him of employing his
distinguishing argdt and vehement
form of expression through mo
tives of sensationalism, did not
know the man. He could not have
been himself and done otherwise.
He was simply plain Ham Jones,
speaking to plain, everyday peo
ple, and there is no doubt that his
original and picturesque charac
teristics of speech and manner
went far to contribute to his re
markable success as a soul-saver.
He gripped the consciences of men
as more conventional preachers
could never have reached them.
The place he filled was positively
There is no underrating the
power of Ham Jones a pulpit ora
tor. He was a veritable human
dynamo and his magnetism elec-
tritied any audience. He was es
sentially a humorist by nature,and
to him human nature was an open
iMiok. He knew the failings and
foibles and hypocrisies and innate
“cussedness” of men, anil he knew
how to shame them into a spiritual
mood that made their souls recep
tive to gospel truths. His seem
ingly intern iterate denunciations
and biting sarcasm were all on the
surface, for the playful, genial hu
mor would invariably shin e
I through his fiercest philippics
against poor human nature. He
could make men laugh and cry al
most in the same breath, and those
I stirred with resentment at first re
mained to pray. He had a won
derful, rugged, uncouth faculty of
striking sinners with self-convic
tion of their “meanness” through
their sense of humor and the pa-
I tlietic side as well. Ho moved
^ more audiences to spiritual fervor
and conviction, perhaps, than any
evangelist of modern times. He
was certainly a towering evangeli
cal landmark in his day and gen
The personal side of Sam Jones
was lovable. He led the Christ
1 life in his daily walk and conversa
tion and among his ('artersville
neighlmrs. His home life was
beautiful. He was a charitable
friend to the widow and the father
less, and his unostentatious chari
ties were innumerable. Nearly all
his life he had held an official po
sition in the organized work of car
ing for the orphans of Georgia.
He possessed rare qualities of head
and heart, anil his life was con
secrated to humanitarian ideals.—
At the meeting of the Western
baptist Association at Hamah
church, near Palmetto, last week,
Dr. G. A. Nunnally was elected
moderator, ('apt. A. B. Cates was
re-elected clerk and Hon. J. B.
Ware was re-elected treasurer,
(’apt. Cates has lieen the Associa
tion’s clerk for 25 years and Mr.
Ware has served many years in
the position of treasurer. The As
sociation meets in Greenville next
Among the Xewnan people who
visited Atlanta this week to see
the State Fair and other attrac
tions of the Capital City were Mrs.
H. A. Hall, Mrs. H. ('. Glover and
little daughter, Virginia, Mrs. A.
M. Hughiu and children, Mrs. Z.
Greene, Miss Pearl Hughie, Mrs.
Walker Arnall, Mrs. B.T. Thomp
son, Mrs. Mayme Thompson, Miss
Julia Hughes, Miss Jennie Cates,
Mr. R. I). Cole, Hr., Mr. Mathew
Cole, Miss Kate Hnend, Major W.
Rev. W. H. Gaines will preach a
special sermon to the Junior Order
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at
Love joy Memorial. All members
of the order are requested to meet
at their hall promptly at 10
G. E,. ADAMS
Phone No. 1
Wc can fill your orders for any
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We have some old-fashioned
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"*’* Fresh shipment tea flake crack
Phone us for California fruits,
Lowney’s chocolates, celery and
Just received Postum, Grape
Nuts, Shredded wheat Biscuit,
Cream of wheat, Force, Quaker
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Mrs. Mattie Thomas left New-
nan this week for a visit to At
lanta and Greenville, before re
turning to her home in Union
Services at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church next Sunday afternoon at
3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev.
W. J. Moody. The public is cor
Miss Clara Coggins, the admired
guest of Miss Lucile Thompson,
left this week for a visit to Atlan
ta, before returning to her home
in Madison, Fla.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sexton have
J removed from Salbido Avenue to
J “Newtown” and are occupying the
house in which Mr. .T. H. McKoy
and family formerly lived.
Meeting of the Salmagundi Club
has been postponed until next
Thursday afternoon, when it will
i lie entertained at the home of Mrs.
J. T. Fain, at 2:30 o’clock.
Ziegler, Douglas and Clapp
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| Am offering a nice line of fall
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C. D. Hollis & Co., house and
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Rev. Mr. Price, of Texas, who
had an engagement to fill the
Presbyterian pulpit in this city
next Sunday, will not come until
the following Sunday, Oct. 28th.
Mr. J. S. Miller’s friends regret
to know that he is critically ill at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H.
C. Fisher. He is one of Newnan’s
oldest anil most respected citizens.
Mr. J. J. Reese, whose head
quarters are in Macon and who is
traveling for the Southern Cotton
Oil Co., spent last Saturday and
Sunday at the home of his mother,
' near Xewnan.
Mr. J. M. Haisten has returned
to Sargent, after an extended visit
to Dallas, Texas. He is one of the
good citizens of western Coweta
and is being cordially welcomed
among his friends.
Mr. It. H.MeConaughyhas been
quite sick this vV'ek at the resi
dence of Dr. J. L. Barge. As soon
as he recovers Mr. McConuughy
and his wife will go to Cincinnati
for a visit to relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Thompson
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Lucile Thomp
son, and Mr. Garland H. Jones, of
Kansas City, Mo. The wedding
will occur in Xovemlier.
Mrs. R. C. Moore has sold the
insurance business of the late R.
C. Moore to H. C. Fisher & Sons.
Mrs. Moore will continue to reside
at her home in this city/ Mr. G.
T. Stocks and family will occupy a
portion of the residence.
Mr. I. X. Orr, Jr's., horse,
“Dan,” was insured on May 18,
1906, in the Atlanta Mutual Live
Stock Insurance Co. The animal
was killed on August 12, 1906,and
on August 19th Mr. Orr’s claim
for $247.50 was paid in full by the
above named company,
tf J. W. Willeoxon, Agent.
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