THE NEWNAN NEWS.
NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1906.
The News Wishes Its Many Readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year for 1907!
KBITO IN GIN
H. B. North, Well-Known
Citizen, Killed in Ma
chinery of Cole’s Gin.
j§ Mr. H. B. North, one of the best
citizens of Coweta county, met a
horrible death in the machinery of
,1. R. Cole & Co.’s gin at Sharps-
burg last Saturday. He had been
superintendent ofthegin for years,
aud was one of the best known
residents of the community.
Mr. North went under the gin
floor to meud a belt, and as he was
alone it is not known just how he
came to his death. It is supposed,
however, that his clothing caught
on a set screw in a shaft, as he was
throwing the belt on a pulley.
The machinery was running at the j
time and Mr. North was crushed
, between the shaft and the timbers
of the building and almost in
stantly killed. Some person on
the floor of the gin. hearing the
noise below, rushed down and
jfound his mangled body lying on
. the ground, where he had fallen,
after being hurled away from the
Mr. North was a son of Mr. N.
A. North, and leaves numerous
relatives in this city and county.
ITe was probably 45 years of age |
aud a bachelor. He was a model
citizen, and his untimely death
caused much regret among a lurge
' circle of friends.
This arrangement will not affect
the present schedule in operation
between here aud Atlanta, as it Is
stated that the trains now in oper
ation on that road have all they
can do to handle their traffic, but
additional trains will la* put on in
order to carry out the arrange
ments. The question of schedules
has not been decided upon, but it
is almost certain that the service
will lie double daily, although for
a short time there will be only one
train a day each way.
So far as equipment is concern
ed they will be handled by West
Point crews and locomotives from
this point. The arrangement seems
to be that the West Point
route is to handle the trains from
here to Atlanta and return. For
this service, in addition to a
rental, the A. B. & A. Is to route
all of its freight over the West
Point road until its line is com
pleted leading into Ananta.
It is thought that the arrange-,
nients will lie in such a condition
as to permit of the operation of
these trains within' the next two
months.— I,a Orange Oraphic.
133,400 VOTES CAST IN
THE NEWS* PIANO CONTEST
Miss Ruth McDonald Won the Prize at the Close of a
Content Larger and More Successful Than
The News had Anticipated.
land Annie Melson, of Atlanta;
I Messrs. Frank Orr, Stacy Papers,
i Hubert Quilliau, Paul Orr, Leroy
Mann, Ruwson Stewart, John Orr,
Hugh Buchanan, Robert Orr, Elgin
Stallings, Neil dlass, Bradley
Davis ami Mr. Moses.
Notice to Pensioners.
Public School Notice.
The public schools will re open
on Thursday morning, Jan. 3, at
the usual hour. Parents will as
sist the school authorities by see
ing thattheir children are on hand
promptly. Children who remain
out for a day are hampered in
their work. New pupils will re
port at the schools they expect to
enter at 1 o’clock Thursday after
noon. J. W.Gainkb, Supt.
The Bradley-Banks Company.
The marriage of Miss Mary Su
san Milner and Mr. George Milner
Hooten took place Monday morn
ing, Dec. 24th, at the home of the The above named company has
bride’s mother in east Newnan, in »**« chartered to do a general sup-
the presence of a few intimate 1% merchandise business in
friends and relatives. i this city, succeeding to the liusi-
Dr. G. A. Nilnnally performed ; ness of Bradley & Banks. The in-
tho ceremony in a very impressive corporators are 1. P. Bradley,
manner, while Miss Jewel Faverj President; Sam Banks, Vice Pres-
readered the wedding march. jident; A. E. Wilkinson, Secretary
The bride was very stylishly J aud Treasurer. All are well known
dressed in a light gray traveling i»» Newnan and Coweta county as
suit, with hat to match. The j successful and enterprising busi-
short coat opened over a blouse of ness men. Messrs. Bradley and
Irish lace ami .kambtucks. Shel^anks have been conducting one
carried a beautiful boquetof bride’s [*f Newnan’s largest supply houses
roses, tied with tulle. |» ,ul Mr. Wilkinson has held a re-
After the ceremony and con- sponsible position with them lor
gratulations, the young couple left | the past several years,
to spend the holidays with thej The members of the Bradley-
-rroom’s parents. Mr! and Mrs. ,T. j Banks Company have many friends
L. Hooten, in Jackson. i who wish the new concern the
Hooten is the eldest daugh- j largest possible measure of success,
ter/f Mrs. Susan Milner and a These the News joins in extending
very attractive and talented young!greetings and good wisdes to the
j a( jy new company.
The News’ piano contest was a great
this paper expected it to he ; and this in view of the
that The News always expects to succeed with anything it
undertakes. The last days of the contest (especially last
Monday) were strenuous enough to delight anyone who de
spises a dull time, and the votes continued to pour in until
four o’clock in the afternoon of Dec. 24.
When the final count of the votes was made, Miss
lint.h McDonald was found to he the winner, with Miss
Opal McKnight and Miss Bessie Kirhy having enough
votes to their credit to make them very formidable com
petitors for the piano. The total vote of all the contest
ants for the piano appears below :
Miss Ruth McDonald, Sixth District 4(1,775
“ Opal McK night, Scnoia 42,550
“ Bessie Kirby, Newnan 115,075
“ Jewel Faver, Newnan . ... a,850
“ Lottie White, Grantville 2,100
“ Kate Snead, Newnan . 1,300
u Maude Warren, Sargent 500
“ Maliel Sewell, Grantville 350
The News appreciates the efforts put“*toFtlT by the
friends of the eight young ladies who entered this contest,
which resulted in the addition of several hundred new
# . *. , 0 * * -
names to this paper's subscription list, as well as other
beneficial results, all of which convince The News that an
enterprising newspaper is appreciated by Coweta county
The News has hut one thing to regret in connection
with the contest, and that is the fact that if is not in posi
tion to present a piano to eaeli 6f the eight young ladies
voted for in the contest.
Miss Ruth McDonald’s success in the contest was due
to the efforts of her father, Mr. John V. McDonald, who
devoted several weeks to systematic work in her behalf.
Miss Bessie Kirby’s friends were very active during the
last days of the contest and tWn».|.. ( jc votes for
her in.a few days. Miss Opal McKnight, the last young
lady to be placed in the contest by friends, made a phe
nomenal record by winning second place. She was in the
contest but little more than a month, and the number of
votes she secured in such a short time surprised all who
were interested in the contest and the public as well.
At last the (Into of payment of
success than I pensions to Coweta county veter-
fact ans lias lieen fixed by Pension
Commissioner Lindsey. The dates
previously announced are wrong,
and Judge Perdue has been notifi
ed by the Commissioner that Cow
eta’s pension money will be paid
over to him on Jan. 25th. 'Pile
Ordinary will be busy on the 2(tth
getting his cheeks and papers
ready and the 27th is Sunday, so
he will not lie able to begin paying
the pensioners until Jan. 28th.
This information is official, coining
direct from the Ordinary, and
Coweta pensioners may govern
Little Girl Died From Burns.
The little daughter of Mr. und
Mrs. J. C, Hughes, of this city,
aged six or seven years, was so
badly burned last Wednesday af
ternoon that she died the follow
ing morning from the effects of her
injuries. The child’s parents
were not at home ut the time the
accident occurred, and an old ne
gro woman was in charge of the
children. In some._mjy the little
ig was ignited, and be
fore it could Is* extinguished she
was fatally burned.
Mr. Hughes is u blacksmith em
ployed by the Colo Mfg. Co., and
is a good citizen. In their sorrow
he und his family have the sincere
sympathy of a large number of
Carson Hunter, Negro Janitor
of Public Building, Was
Killed Christmas Day.
Mr. Hooten is making a marked i
success in the business world, and; New Bank Open for Business.
nt present is engaged with the It.
D. Cole Mfg. Co. The Manufacturers’ National
After their return from Jackson,! p a nk was formally opened for the
t hey will las at home to their j transaction of business last Wed-
lrieuds at the home of Mrs. Mil- j nesday. Capt. J. R. McCollum
uer. i was the first depositor. The new
bank begins business under very
favorable conditions, is in charge
of excellent officers, and has a
bright future liefore it.
Mr. H. H. North, former cashier
A. B. & A. Going Into Atlanta
Over A. & W. P. Tracks.
Now comes the glad news’Rhat
arrangements have about been ; of the First National, is President
completed between the officials of of the new bank aud Mr. N. L.
the West Point route aud the At-1 North, former Cashier of the Cow-
lanta, Birmingham & Atlantic for eta National, is Cashier of the
the operation of trains over theI Manufacturers’ National.
West Point route from this place; Mr. Fred McSwain succeeds Mr.
to Atlanta. j N.L. North as Cashier of the Cow-
ThLs means that through service eta National Bank. He has been
will lie established between Bruns- with this bank for several years
wick and Atlanta right away, in- J and is thoroughly qualified to fill
stead of waiting for the completion this important position, being a
of the A. B. & A. liue into Atlau- young gentleman of splendid busi-
ta. It will be some time before ness capacity and experience and
the A. B. & A. have their own line; of unquestioud integrity of char-
completed into Atlanta and the | acter.
opening up of traffic with the West,
Point will not only give Atlanta Tile L. T. L. gave the inmates
the benefit but the cities between of the County Farm a little euter-
tbis place aud Atlanta will beitainmeut last Wednesday after-
greatly benefitted by the arrange-* noon, which was very much ap-
popularity of the young couple. 1
In the evening a delightful re
ception was tendered the bridal
party by Mr. and Mrs. Askew.
After several jlays Mr. and Mrs.
Benton will Ik- at home to their
friends at the home Mrs. Martha
The wedding of Miss Ida Lena
Askew and Mr. Arthur Sidney
Benton, of Moreland, was a lieauti-
ful event of Thursday afternoon,
taking place at three thirty o’clock j ^...Um/ near Moreland
at the homo of the bride’s parents, j
Mr. aud Mrs. Joe Askew, in the I
Second District, in the presence of;
a large circle of friends and
At the sound of the wedding
march the attendants uppeared,
who were: Miss Martha Askew, Mr.
Will Chester; Miss Eula Moore, of
Carrollton; Mr. John Hemphill, of
Moreland; Miss Eula Young and
Young Chester, of Moreland. Lit
tle Misses Florence Askew aud
Emily Childs, of Newnan, preced
ed the bride, stretching the rib
bons to an improvised altar ofj
L The Euchre (Tub enjoyed a de
lightful meeting Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. DeWitte Poole and
Miss Nelie Lou Walton at their
home on Greenville Street.
There were several tables of six-
hand euchre, making an interest
ing meeting. Miss Julia May
Hackney making the highest score, I their
received a lovely rose 1k»wT. Mrs.
Habersham King won the second;
a box of stationery. The eonsola-
,. ,... . . Ition, a donkey, fell to Mrs. San-
green, in ,• the corner oJ r the front; ’ • ’
parlor, where the wedding party |ters 1>sou ’
stood during the ceremony, per
formed by Dr. G. A. Nunnally.
The bride was most attractive in
a stylish suit of gray cloth, with
hat to match; with this she wore
an all-over lace waist, carrying a
large boquetof white carnations
tied with tulle.
The bridesmaids were attired in
w hite cloth suits, carrying carna
The little ribbon b arers were
Miss Jullik M^uiluekm-y enter
taincil at an elegantly appointed
dinner Christmas day in honor of
Messrs. Hugh und Meriwether
Ilackucy und Mr. Keene, of At
lanta. The dining table was beau
tiful with its decorations of green
and red and a most tempting menu
of several courses was served. The
guests, included Messrs. Hackney,
Keene, Alvin Freeman, Eugene
Grace, Frank Hughes, Frank Lee
and Bob Orr.
Roy May held, a son of Mr. und
Mrs. J. A. Mayfield of this city, is
back from the Philippine Islands,
where he has been serving in the
United States army, lie,was se
verely wounded in an engagement
with the Moros and has Ikkiii dis
charged from the service on ac
count of his physical condition.
He will receive a pension of #25
per month from the government on
account of this disability.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson’s
numerous friends sympathize with
them on account of the death of
little daughter, Eliza-
(’arson Hunter, the negro jani
tor of the Coweta county court
house, was shot und fatally wound
ed by Rule Thompson, another
negro, about 4 o’clock in the after
noon of Christmas Day. The
facts in the ease will probably not
be known until Thompson is
brought to trial, as there are
many contlicting stories among the
negroes in regard to the matter.
Carson Hunter was a young
mulatto, and was always re
spcetliil and deferential to white
people. The county officials suy
he was the Imst janitor ever in
charge of the court house, and he
had the good will of all the white
people of his acquaintance. Among
the negroes he is suid to have a
different reputation, und it is
charged that he was qtiarelsoine.
und disposed to make trouble upon
slight provocation. It is believed
that liquor caused his trouble with
Rule Thompson. Thompson lives
on Ray street, in West Newnan,
aud it is said he und Hunter had a
difficulty near Ills home; that
Thompson took Hunter’s pistol
away from him and went home.
Hunter followed Thompson to get
the pistol, and us he was trying to
force an entrance into Thompson’s
house, the latter shot Hunter with
his own pistol.
Hunter’s relatives in Atlanta
were notified und they came down
and hud him removed to that plum
Wednesday, where he died in the
Terminul Station liefore he could
be moved to the home of his par
After shooting Hunter, Knfe
Thompson surrendered to the au
thorities aud wus placed in jail to
await a preliminary trial.
beth. The little one died
Tuesday and the burial occurred
Wednesday. The service was con
ducted at the home of the child’s
grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S.
The next meeting will lie with: Askew, by Dr. .1. W. Qufltian.
Miss Julia May Hackney Monday! The child was about two years of
afternoon at two o’clock, and the j age.'
Club will lie converted into aj Lyniie ,” the greatest,
bridge (Jno. 1 emotional drama of -tte^vresent
** r "* > ' r - r i in next
, )L>( . ;UhL Miss
— j Marion March appears as Lady
urprise was given Isalielle.
Christmas night Mis*<*s Minnie Hendon and
Lucile i’a\ne have returned to
preeiated by them.
Miss Alma Kirby
by a party of young people.
Miss Kitb} was quite equal.to . their homes in Hogansville, after
daintily dressed in white chiffons, i the occasion and served tempting, delightfully entertained as
lace trimmed. I refreshments. j the guests of Miss Fannie Lily
The house was beautifully dec- Those present were: Misses Jew- Arnold,
orated for the occasion with Christ- 1 el Faver, Helen Carpenter, Inez
mas holly, mistletoe and bamboo.laud Glairs Wilkinson, Emily t><nt emotions, c lama,
Many lovely gifts displayed in 1 Wright, Lutie Rowell, Genie Lou 1 " 15 ** L - vu " fc ’ at Auditorium
the drawing room attested the Orr, .Miriam Atkinson, Elizabeth
next Monday night, Dec. 31st.
A very happy occasion was the
Christmas tree Miss Olivia Young
gave her primary school on Spring
Htreet Friday evening. Each pu
pil provided presents aud invited
two guests. The tree looked lovely
with its decorations, and was
heavily ladoned with interesting
toys. The memlicrs of the school
rendered a very pleasing program
of songs aud recitations, after
which the presents were given out.
Miss Young gave each as a sou
venir a small hoot filled with con
Mr. J. C. Wcstbroqk, from near.
Drakctowu, Haralson county, is
in Newnan for several months en
gaged in disposing of his apple
crop. He owns a large apple
orchard and raises extra fine fruit.
Mr. Westbrook is an expert iu ap
ple culture and is enthusiastic in
regard to the possibilities of this
section of Georgia as an apple
growing region. It will lie worth
the while of any person interested
in apple growing to discuss this
matter with him.
Miss Susie Gorham, the charm
ing daughter of Mr. John Gorham,
formerly of Coweta county, but
now a prosperous citizen of Texas,
was the wiuner of a #400 piano in
a voting contest conducted by a
Waco, Texas, newspaiier. The
Coweta friends of Mr. Gorham
and family congratulate Miss Susie
on account of her good fortune.
Mr. ami Mix. K.C. Mrtkmaughy
and family, of Cincinnati, spent
Christmas at the home of the
former’s sister, Mrs. J. L. Barge.
Mr. McConaughy returned to Cin
cinnati Wednesday, but Mis. Mc
Conaughy and children will remain
| here for another week, the guests
of L>r. and Mrs. J. L. Barge.