NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1906.
The News Will Give Away an Elegant $350.00 Clinton Piano on December 24th.
Annual Supper and Election
of Officers Occurred Fri
Friday night of last week was
the occasion of the annual meeting
of members of Newnan Fire De
partment, and the supper and elec
tion of officers afforded opportunity
lor a pleasant gathering of the
firemen and a small party of their
friends. After a splendid oyster
and bird supper had been served
to the gallant fire fighters and
their guests, speeches followed as
is customary on these occasions.
Fire Chief J. L. Brown presided
and preceded the speaking with a 1
nice little talk. In response to j
calls Mayor Burdett, Dr. G. A.
Nunnally, Councilman Goodrum,
Capl*. John B. Goodwyn, Council-
mon-elect Arnall, Glover and Cole,
City Attorney A. H. Freeman,
Messrs. W. A. Steed and J. T.
Fain felicitated the department
upon the past year’s successes, fu
ture prospects, the pleasures of the
evening and various matters re
garded as subjects for the exchange
of mutual good wishos and con
gratulations. The needs of the
tire department and the city in
general were discussed and plans
outlined for the future that will
lead to the advancement of New-
nan’s interests and the promotion
of good citizenship and good fellow
After the supper members of the
department proceeded with the
annual election of officers. Chief
Brown, after a service of seven
years as the head of the depart
ment, announced his determina
tion to retire, and Joe A. Stephens
was elected as his successor. The
election resulted in the choice of
the foil wing named officers:
J. A. Stephens, Chief; J. P.
Shackelford, Asst. Chief; ,T. H.
Widener, Foreman; John Kersey,
Asst. Foreman; C. A. Merck, Sec
retary; T. M. Goodrum, Treasurer;
Dr. J. W. Quillian, Chaplain; Dr.
T. S. Bailey, Surgeon; J. C. Beav
ers, Paid Fireman.
Newnan has one of the most ef
ficient volunteer (ire departments
to lie found ^iu this State. There
is always ready response to the
call of duty among the members
and determined and efficient work
always follows the sounding of the
For the year 1900 Newnan has a
record of only one disastrous fire.
During the year the department
responded to ten calls, as follows:
March 0th—Baseball park fence.
March 7th—Cotton fire at A. &
I*, depot. 1 )amage small.
April 4th—Dr. T. 8. Bailey’s
residence. No damage.
July 24th—Mrs. Minnie Britt’s
residence. No damage.
July 24th—J. H. Widener’s ten
ant house. Destroyed.
Sept. 25th—Chinese laundry.
Oct. 25th—J. B. Hutchens’ resi
dence. Damage, #10.
Nov. 8th—M. Cole’s residence.
Nov. 4th—Newnan Grocery Co.
Seab and Will McCombs are
Charged with Setting Fire
toj. B. Beaver’s Home.
J. B. Beavers, who lives in the
Fourth District at old Lodi, lost a
new residence by fire last Saturday
night. The house was about 300
yards from Mr. Beavers’ present
home, had just been completed
and had never l>een occupied. His
loss amounted to about #350; no
Mr. Beavers suspected that his
house was fired by incendiaries,
and Sheriff Brown was notified
early Sunday morning. The
Sheriff and other persons put the
county’s dogs on a trail ami they
traced it to the homes of Seab and
Will McCombs, negroes, who are
George Redwine Believed by
Coroner’s Jury to be Slayer
of James Burns.
| Dec. 1st—J. L. Brown’s barn.
! Damage #5.
i It will be noted above that all
' the tires of the year have been in-
| significant, except the one which
destroyed the Cole residence. New-
nan has l>eon remarkably free from
loss by fire, and this fact affords
grounds for mutual congratulations
and thanksgiving on the part of
all our people.
The News extends the greetings
of the season to ex-Chief Brown,
to the newly elected officers of the
department and to the patriotic
citizens who man Newnan’s lire
fighting appliances. A merry
Christmas and happy New Year to
The jury that investigated the
murder of James Burns, the old
Irishman who was killed last week
in his home near Sharpsburg,found
a verdict charging George Bed-
wine, a negro, with lining the old
man’s slayer. Bedwine’s home is
near the Burn’s place and the
negro admits going to the Irish
man’s home the evening when the
old man is supposed to have been
killed. Bedwiue was arrested and
lodged in jail here.
Burns was supposed to have a
considerable sum of inoiie> in his
cabin and the object of his slayer
was doubtless robbery. The old
mau was killed by a charge of shot
fired through an auger hole in one
of the o bin doors. He was sitting
on a box in front of the fire and,
apparently, engaged in cooking
supper when the shot was fired.
He was shot in tin* head. A few
dollars was found on his person,
but no money was found in the
This case was thoroughly in
vestigated by Coroner Broadwater
and a jury composed of \V. J.
Wood, Dr. G. W. Poddy, W. B.
Sharp, C. H. North, L. B. Banks
and L. Z. Johnson.
The jury decided that Burns
was killed by the negro, Bedwiue.
Many citizens in that section of
the county believe Bedwiue is in
nocent, the News is informed. On
last Monday Governor Terrell of
fered a reward of #200 for the ar
rest of the unknown person who
killed Burns. This seems to com
plicate matters, and leads to the
conclusion that there is wide dif
ference of opinion as to the iden
tity of Burns’ slayer. * Redwine
has had no commitment trial and
remains in jail here.
VOTES PILE UP
IN PIANO CONTEST
Thousand of Votes Cast in
Contest this Week and
Interest is High.
father and son. They were ar
rested and lodged in jail, and were
given a preliminary hearing yes
terday before Justice A.II. Bohan-
non. Attorney A. H. Freeman
represented the negroes and At
torney W. C. Wright uppeared for
’Squill* Bohannon decided to
hold both of the negroes and bound
each of them over to the Superior
Court under a #400 bond.
What the Police Have Been
In police court during the past
week Mayor Burdett has passed
sentence on several offenders and
the city treasury has lieen enriched
considerably. The arrests were
made by Chief Brewster and Po
licemen Shackleford and Fincau-
non. The record of triuls is as fol
Classic Wisdom, #25 fine; paid.
If. T. Carter, #50 line; working on
streets. Tom Knox.#50 line; paid.
Wm. Bailey, #50 fine; ccrtioraried
George Sims, decision withheld.
Andrew Hayes, 2 cases; set for
Only three days of the News’
great piano contest remain, includ
ing today. The contestants and
their friends are busily at work
i and seem determined to make the
closing days the most strenuous of
all. Thousands of votes have lieen
cast this week, and many thousand
more will come in between this
time and four o’clock next Mon
day afternoon. All those who are
interested in the contest are work
ing faithfully for the several con
testants, and it seems that the af
fair is going to be a buttle royal
right up to the last minute.
The bust information the News
will give out in reference to the
voting appears below. From now
until the contest closes no informa
lion in regard to the standing of
any eontestuut will be furnished ut
this office or by any person con
nceted with the News.
'Phe vote in the News’ piano
contest was as follows, when the
paper went to press this week:
Minh Mi'rt-ic Kirby, Newimn (l.liaii
" Jnwd Favor " 11,650
“ Kftto Sliced " 1,400
“ Ruth McDonald,(lilt Dial. 15,280
11 Miiybclb* Hawaii, Grautville. 860
Lottie Whim •• ..3,100
" Maude Warren, Huraent ..000
I 11 Opal MoKiiiabt, Heiioin 10,2l»:i
Dr. Anderson, Dentist; gas ad
ministered; Salhide Bldg. tf
Have you voted?
Banta’s Chriftmas Offerings
For Gentlemen. For the Home.
$22 to $60
$1.50 to $6.00
$7.50 to $10
$1.50 to $7.00
. $7.50 to $20
50c to $1.50
$2.50 to $15
20-year, gold tilled
Solid gold, substantial
Gold filled .* 25c to 75c
Sold gold 75c to $35
Solid gold $5 to $12
... Stone jfet rings $0 to $12
Match safes $1.00 to $4.00
Coat hangers, sterling 75c
Hat marks, sterling 50C
Keyrings, sterling 75c to $1.50
Paper cutters, assorted 50c to $1.50
Whisk brooms $1.50 to $3.00
Satchel tags, sterling 50c to $2.00
Key tags, sterling 75c
Every piece in our store is of the famous
W r ater pitchers
Tumblers (per setaffi)
Salt and peppers, per pair
$6 to $10
$5.00 to $10.00
$1.50 to $7.50
$3.00 to $16.00
$10.00 to $16.00
$7.00 to $15.00
. $4.00 to $6.00
$1.00 to $2.00
Knives and forks, finest plate, set $12.50
Tea and tablespoons, finest plate, set
$3.50 to $0.50
Knives and forks, finest plute $5.00
Tea and tablespoons $2.00 to $4.00
•Complete sets, including <> knives, l»
forks, <» tablespoons, <> teaspoons, 1
sugar spoon and butter knife
$13.50 to $20.00
Carving Sets— (
Staghorn, silver mounted
Gorham sterling silver
$6.50 to $12.00
$15.00 to $25.00
Special Articles in Sterling—
Our line of China is made
products from Austria,
Chocolate and tea sets
Sugar and cream
Odd cups and Saucers
up of the liest
$1.50 to $5.00
$1.00 to $5.00
$5.00 to $7.00
$2.00 to $0.00
$1.50 to $3.50
$5.00 tp $12.00
$2.00 to $4.00
25c to $2.00
< ’offee spoons, per set
$3.50 to $6.75
$4.00 to $$.50
$7.00 to $0.00
$1.75 to $3.50
$4.50 to $7.50
Watch Chains -
$1.00 to $2.50
$3.75 to $20.00
$2.00 to $20.00
$1.00 to $2.58
$2.00 t<> $125.00
$3.00 to $7.00
$8.50 to $45.00
$2.00 to $$.fi0
$7.50 to $20.00
$12.00 to $16.00
50c to $1.50
$2.00 to $0.00
$1.00 to $6.00
Elegant wood enameled mantel clocks
$6.50 to $10.00
Gold finish small clocks $2.50 to $6.00
Fine compensated gold finish clocks
$15.00 to $30.00
Knives and forks, solid, set $26.50 to $30
Tea and tablespoons, solid, set $6 to $13
Ebony and silver
Ebony, stag and silver
Solid gold, plain
Solid gold, signet
Solid gold, stone set .
$1.75 to $25.00
$1.75 to $6.50
50c to $10.00
$2.00 to $8.00
$1.00 to $25.00
75c to $2.00
Silver 50c to $1.25
Solid gold $4.5$ to $5.00
Tooth brushes, nail files, l>ook marks,
etc 35c to 75c
Combs $1.25 to $7.00
Silver and pearl handle, silk $3.00 to $16
Gold filled and pearl. $5.00 to $16.00
20-year gold filled $10.00 to $20.90
“0” size, solid gold, American $22 to $50
H. S. BANT A, Jeweler.