NEWNAN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1907.
Announcement of The News’ Second Big Voting Contest Will be Made Next Week
AND CITY HEALTH.
Lee’s Birthday Anniversary.
Reported on to Council
Commission and Board of
Report of Water and Light Commission.
Newnan. Ga., Jan.2Lst, 100
The ex-('onfederate veterans of
this county anil the members of
! New nan Chapter of the U. 1). C.
honored the memory of Gen. It. E
Lee on the 100th anniversary of
his birth by meeting at the court
house last Saturday morning at
ten o’clock. Appropriate music
was rendered by the ladies, ('apt.
J. B. Gotidwyn presided, introduc-
The Honorable Mayor and Aid- itig Dr. A. C. North, who present
er men of the City of New nan: ed Prof. .1. E. Peiulergrast, the
speaker of the occasion.
Gentlemen: We have the honor
of handing you our various reports Prof. Pendergrast presented a
for the year 1906: 1 careful and critical study of the
We report condition of both wat- battle of Chancellorsville, which
er and lightplants “good,” though
the dav current and increase of
he designated as “Lee’s greatest
battle.” His speech was a de
lights demand a more up-to-date parture from the usual order of
electric station. ! Lee anniversary addresses, and is
Watkk Dkvartm knt.
This year we have extended the
water mains with 2450 feet O-ineh
pipe and 1600 feet 4-inch pipe,
froth East Broad Street running
north through 'Robinson Street,
across and through Factory Town,
and have put in there eight hy
Have laid a sewer line with N-
inc.Li pipe on East Broad Street run
ning east from Pinson Street to
the branch, a distance of 1540 feet,
with one flush tank and three
a valuable contribution to the his
torical literature of the War Be
tween the States.
At the conclusion of Prof. Pen-
dergrast’s address, Mrs. I>. B.
Wood roof lead Gen. Lee’s farewell
address to his little army of van
quished heroes at Appomattox.
Bell Company has Completed
Extensive Improvements in
Newnan’s Local System.
The Southern Bell
bilities shows nssets.
Co. has completed extensive im
provements on the local system in
Newnan, after being engaged with
the wprk for several months past.
Altogether, a large force of men
lias been employed in this under
taking and during the past few
weeks an unusually large number
of expert workmen have been en
gaged in completing the job.
The public is hardly cognizant
of the magnitude of the job that
was completed this week, as muc h
of the work done on the system
does not impress the mind of the
casual observer. However, briefly
mentioned, the improvements are
The outside wire plant has been
replaced by a cable plant. That
$18 0H7.481 i s< the wires strung all over the
A pro (if of —
Tuko off profit ot 11105 —
8,118.1:2 city have been replaced by cables
in which are contained the wires
of the local system. The cable
system obviates the dillicullics en
countered in stringing the wires
At Monday Night Session
Council Adopted License
| 4,1!!.'). 1-1
Showing a profit for 1000 of
man-holes. We have lowered 8001 Our olms Htnfeinont shows an l .
overdraft .Tim. 1, 1004 of * 6,859.87 through trees, m proximity to the
From which take overdraft of electric light, wires, etc. The long
feet of water mains on Second A\
enue, same being necessary on ac
count of street being graded. Have
painted stand pipe, both inside
and outside, with two coats of As-
phaltum Paint. These above
changes and extensions were noted
in our report of .Inly Kith. 1906. •
In addition we have laid a 6-inch
sewer line oil College Street run- i
uing north from Temple Avenue
through part of Clarke Street and
Jan. l, mid
distance wires have not been plai-
Shows expenses over receipts
To offset this deficiency we
have paid out in 11100 for:
For city account
Accounts and balances due on
Meters - j
118 Meters on band (rented)
ell in cables, but have been elevat
ed to very high poles,w hich places
them above the trees.
In the local exchange sw itch
boards and everything else have
been renewed and vveryUiing is of
| the latest and most approved pat
terns. The entire local system is
Living over receipts^ ' m ^\ uoyf a common battery 'system.
through to Cavender Street,a dis- So that practically the city lights This means that every old phone
tuneeof 1897 feet, with, live man- j'cost only this amount of #818.88
against the regular cost, as per our
stAlenient of S4.420.70, a saving to
I the city of more than S t.oooo.oo,
and with the eilrnings of the w ater
holes. To this line we have al
ready made 7 sewer taps, with
prospects of doubling them.
We have run a 6-inch water
main on Monroe Street, running department, makes the profit
east from .felVerson Street to the the city ot SO,000.00.
in the city has been replaced b,\ a
new phone; the advantage of the
common battery system being that
users of the ’phones do not have
to ring “Gentral.” The removal
new warehouse, a distance of 5)00
feet, with two hydrants.
We have laid a sewer line on
east end of Sal bide Avenue, a dis
tance of 260 feet. with 6-inch pipe.
We have in use now 410 water
meters, an increase of 87 meters
over last year.
We have run electric wires from
Electric Station to the Bumping
Station, and are about ready to
connect; we have already our Own
telephone, connecting the City
Hall with the Pumping Station.
This change w ill save us #75 per Physician
year on telephone rent and F. P. Repairs
We have-iun the A. (’. wires
Thanking you for courtesies ex
tended during the past year, we
.1. it. McCou.twi,
F. M. Lick,
II. H. North.
Report of Board of Health.
' The following is an itemized
statement of the Board of Health
teethe Honorable Mayor and City
inspectors Salary from May 1, ’0(1 $888.28
l*T)ougherty, Spring, Col- Total $844.80
lege, Wesley, Duncan, Clarke and We believe that we can con-
Jefferson Streets to Sutherland’s scientiously affirm that the city has
house, and have connected up sev- been kept in a better condition
eral houses. from a sanitary standpoint than
We will.come before the Honor- ever before and a great deal of
able Body soon and lay before you work has-been done in the streets
the contemplated changes we de- as well as on private property,
sire to make this summer: the pur- Many nuisances have been abated
c iasing of the McBride land hay- that have had years of standing,
iiig been the preliminary step. The city school buildings have
1 i vax< i \ i. Conditio
( >:r statement of nsseis tmd lia
bilities shows asset' $6, 117.00
L abilities 2,108.82
L -aving a profit, of _—$1,814.* 7
From which fuky profits of 1905 2,158 08
Showing a profit for i9C0of S2.10l.09
1905 profits taken iuWcrober 1904
therefrom ) 5 mouths
been disinfected during the
three times and wherever any
tagious disease has been, the
deuce has been thoroughly disin
The sanitary inspector gave
special attention to what is known
as Milltown and we believe that
there has not been more than one-
third the fever there as is usually
j Of the receiver from the hook per
! forms t h it service.
It has required several months
to complete these improvements
and has cost the Bell Company a
large sum of money, hut. they arc
appreciated by Newnan people and
the investment will prove a profit
able one for tin* telephone com
pany. The people of this city are
liberal patrons of the telephone
company, and there is probably
not a town of Newnan’s size in the
State in which the telephone com
pany’s receipts are as large as in
It pays the Southern Bell Co. to
spend money here. It is claimed
that our local system now equals
in completeness and efficiency the
company’s system in Atlanta and
other large cities. The News hopes
this claim is well founded. If it
not true, it ought to be. Newnan
is entitled to first class telephone
service, by reason of the town’s
size and the large business accord
ed the Southern Bell, as well as
because of the fact that this com
pany inis a monopoly of the tele
phone business here and the rail's
are high enough to justify first
I class service,
Newnan appreciates the im-
• j proverncnls made on the local sys
tem by the Southern Bell and
hopes the company will continue
to maintain a first class system and
high grade service in this city.
Mabel Paige to Appear Here. CITY COURT
We have ousii on bund Jan. 1907 $1,(188 07 in tills section. During the latter
Against “ •• 1900 2,706.25 part of t he year it was found nec-
■ essary for the' health of the citi-
A gain<4. ...$1,919.82 zens residing in this section to
. sevrer tewiues __ ^, bRvfe sewerage connections made
1900 were.—- *7.-181 50 ... . . ... . ...
On >• water iimi sewer revenues with the dwellings and this was
19)5 were - 5,959 55 done, much to the health and con-
V ... . -—venience of the people.
^A gam of, $K4> i o.> Respectfully submitted
Our statement of assets aud lia-
Dh. T. S. Baii.ky, Chairman.
Sam Banks, .Secretary.
Opportunity doesn’t bother men
who take beauty sleeps.
Unless a man hos money he
can’t afford to be eccentric.
Savage dogs have caused many
a man to travel for his health.
An elevator some times enables
a man to rise to the occasion.
It’s a long honey moon that has
no return to sanity.
If it’s only a spekpm it’s jewels
when a woman lose# it.
When Mayor Burdett. called the
City Council to order in regular
session lust Monday night, all the
Aldermen were present except Mr.
Boone. Following is a brief sum
mary of the business transacted:
The Stm»t Committee reported
adversely on the application of
Dr. T. B. Davis to have a street
opened through his property situ
ated north of the cemetery. It. is
proposed by Dr. Davis to open up
the land for cemetery purposes,
and the street was wanted for this
purpose. On motion of Alderman
Goodrum Council sustained thu
action of Street Committee.
On motion of Mr. Goodrum it
was ordered that, beginning the
first of the year, the city sexton
keep in a hook a record of all
burials in the city cemelary, the
record to show inline, nationality,
sex and age of nil persons interred.
Action was deferred in reference
to (’apt. A. B. Cates’ application
lur sewer line through his proper
ty in north Newnan. The line
wanted would connect w ith .lack
son Street line near the residence
of B. I*. Cook and extend in a
northwesterly direction through
(’apt. Califs' property.
Report-- from the Water and
Light Commission and (lie Board
of Health were read (o Council,
and accepted, with the thanks of
of the body to the members of the
Commission and the Board.
On motion of Mr. Goodrum tlio
reports were ordered printed in
till' Newnan newspapers. The
same will be found elsewhere in
this week's News.
Alderman ('ole gave notice that
at the next meeting of Council lie
will introduce an ordinance to pre
vent the obstruction of sidewalks
by placing on them the wares of
merchants and others, and b> pre
vent the obstruction of the streets
with old vehicles or other eyesores.
The Mayor appointed a com
mittee, consisting of Aldermen
Goodrum, Glover and Colo,to take
under advisement the imilter of
adding another story to the lire
depart headquarters building.
The annual license ordinance
was passed. It is of about the
usual length, which means that it
is quite long, and provides for the
usual license taxes upon persons
doing business in the city, for
shows, peddlers, and the various
kinds of fakirs and grafters that
are so numerous nowadays.
Alderman ‘Uoudrum gave notice
of his intention to introduce at
next Council meeting an ordinance
to regulate the ever present and
always obnoxious hog pen. It
will provide that no hogs shall Is
allowed in the city during certain
months of the year.
The News heartily approves of
the ordinances proposed by Mes
srs. Cole and Goodrum, and be
lieves (he people of Newnan w ill
almost unanimously voice their
approval. There should be strict
regulations in regard to hogs and
hog pens and it w ill be best not to
allow any hogs in the city during
the summer months. Again, too
many obstructions arc allowed on
our sidewalks; and there are num
erous unsightly objects scattered
about our streets that ought to be
Clear the sidewalks and clean
up the streets, and let it be said of
Newnan that it is the most spot
less and orderly town in Georgia!
That is a reputation worth striv
Muble Paige is to appear at the
Auditorium for three nights com
mencing Monday night, and with
her will be a great coterie of ac
tors, actresses and vaudeville ar
Miss Paige lias always been the
leader of companies playing at pop
ular prices and this year she left
all others far behind, for, surround
ed as she is by the very best in the
theatrical profession, there is no
room for comparison.
As everybody knows Miss Paige
carries all her own scenery and
properties that go make up the
lies! plays that can he presented,
aud when she appears here next
Monday night in the great comedy
drama “The Little Stowaway” the
public will see a play that for the
money was never equalled.
Miss Paige, who has always been
a great, favorite, especially with
tlu> Indies, has some new French
gowns thill have been voted by her
admirers as dreams of daintiness
and in “Camille” which will be
the feature play the ladies will
have a chance to study the latest
New York mid Parisian modes.
Prominent among the fashiona
ble vaudvillc acts Unit have been
engaged with this big com puny are
tin 1 Desmond Trio, tbc dancing
Creightons, Harold \V. Davis, the
golden voiced tenor, in illustrated
songs, and the moving pictures.
IS IN SESSION.
Busy Term of Court has Heard
Criminal and Now Wrest
ling with Civil Docket.
City Court is in regular session
this week, Judge A. D. Frecinat:
presiding. Solicitor \\\ L. Slal
lings lias cleared the criminal dock
et. aud closed that, division of court
Wednesday afternoon. Cases on
the civil docket arc now being
Court will remain in session the
balance of this week aud will pro
bably reconvene again next Mon
day. The eases disposed of up to
adjournment on Wednesday are
Bailiff's serving the court this
week are A. ,1. Smith. ,1. if. Bai
ley, .1. T. Alsabrook, T. J. 10litre
kin and Lewis Mc< 'iillougli.
The Civil Docket.
R. L. Foreman vsT. .1. Wilkin
sou; complaint.; judgment for plain
tiff'in the sum of #226.72 prinei
pal, #81 .96 interest, #25..so attoi
ney’s fees mill costs.
The Newnan Band.
Members of the band met Tucs-
d:i\ night and tin* meeting was
called to order by Mi. Bellomby,
acting chairman. A foiciblc ad
dress was delivered by the chair
man, explaining everything re
quired of a lirst class hand.
The following temporary officers
were elected: L. A. Bellomby,
(’ii:iiI'liniii; W. .1. ^ Perrya liislruc
tor; C. R. Crane, Secretary.
General discussion of inslru
incuts and grade of msl ruiiieiits
followed and resulted ill the fol
lowing assignments: W. .1. Perry,
(Instructor) Clarionet; S. F. .lack
son. Cornet.; M.E. Rigsby, Alto;
Y..C. Foster, Cornel; G, L. Cagle,
Alto; R. H. McKoy, Cornet; .1. A.
Hutchens, Alto; C. R. Crane, Cor
net-.C. II. Bunn. Baritone; Carl
.lohnson, Trombone; .luliiin As 1 in.
Trombone; L. A. Bellomby, Trom
bone; T. M. Thompson, bh Buss;
M. L. I Jukes ( undecided )
It was then determined that
Monday and Thursday nights shall
lie rehearsal nights and all mem
bers who are absent on such nights
will be lined. We have been giv
cn tht* liberty to use the Audito
rium as a band room.
The free list of charter member
ship was extended till Monday
night, Jan. 28th. After that date
the membership fee will be#2.00.
Committee was appointed to
draw up bylaws and constitution
and consists of Messrs. W. J.
Perry, Y. ('. Foster and M. E.
Rigsby . (’. R. (’RANK, Bee.
Two Negroes Died Suddenly.
The Criminal Docket.
In llie eases of the stale vs Em
ncsl Fcrriby . colored, Simon Thom
as. colored, and Ollic Finney,
while, charged with currying pis
tols, pleas of guilty were entered
in each ease and lines of #50 and
costs imposed, the alternative for
• “iicli being 12 months in chain
State vs A. R. Martin, white;
selling liquor; not guilty .
Slate vs Jesse TtRiill, colored;
gambling; plea of guilty : #50 and
costs or 12 months in olniingang.
State vs Bol> Burton, colored;
gambling; guilty; sin and costs or
12 intuitlis in ehningaiig.
Stale vs Tube W illoughby , col
ored; simple larceny; not guilty.
Slate vs Irby Coats, white; sel
ling liquor; nolle pressed.
Slate vs Tom Burks, colored;
gambling; plea of guilty : *10 and
costs on 12 months in chaiiigung
Slate vs L. /. .lohnson, white;
selling liquor, not guilty .
State vs Will Cavender, w hile;
misdemeanor; nolle prussed.
State vs Will Cuvender; assault
nnd battery; not guilty .
State vs Otis Armstrong, colored;
malicious mischief; nolle pressed.
State vs Jack Tench, colored; cai
lying pistol concealed; nolle press
State vs Jack Tench; disturbing
divine service; plea of guilty; #80
and costs or six months in chain
gang. . .
State vs Jack Reid, colored; dis
turbing public worship; nolle
State vs Jim Bell, colored; sim
pie larceny; nolle pressed.
State vs Willie Leslie, colored;
larceny from house; nolle pressed.
Robert Moreland, colored, died
suddenly Iasi Saturday night in
Senoia. Coroner Broadwater in
vestigated the matter and the ver
dict of the jury was that More-
laud’s death resulted from apo
Charlie Reed, a young negro
man of this city, w as found dead
in bed last Sunday morning. The
verdict of the coroner’s jury was
that excessive liquor drinking
caused his death.
City Court Jurors Serving This Week.
F. M . Bryant, Geo. N. Sewell, E.
1 Guy Cole. .I. \V . Banks, II. T. Bom
ar, F'. II. Lythgoe. J.'l . Arnall, W.
A. Robertson, J. C. Herring, W.
E. Lindsey. F. E. Ilinilsman, H.
II. North. J. D. Bexley, J. P. Bo
hannon. R. I- Dukes, E. <'. Good
vvyn. II. W. Arnall, A. B. McKoy,
J. ('. Harris, J.'l'. Holmes, E. C.
McKoy, J. L. Brown,!). V. Mingo
and J. < >. Vickerv.
Fresh garden, field and flower
seed, bulk and packages, at Reese
Mr. A. W. Powers, a promi- Scroggiu Furniture Co. can save
nent merchant of Franklin, was in you 20 to 80 per cent, on furni-
LaGrange Saturday looking after j tore oil special orders. Our mail
b ii s i n ess interests.—LaGrange order department is complete. Try
Graphic. . us on a fine piece. tf