LEADING SEMI-WEEKLY OF
Atlanta, Ga. —Born under circum
stances puzzling to medical science,
little Lillian Landers, two weeks old,
fights unknowingly but determined
ly, for life at the Grady hospital.
The little mite was brought into
life twenty minutes after her mother
died of heart failure, aggravated by
the strain of approaching mother
hood. The mother, who was Mrs. W.
P. Landers, of 251 Central avenue,
was taken to the hospital April 14,
and fought gallantly a losing battle
for life. She breathed her last at
8:40 o’clock the evening of April 17,
and attending physicians immediate
ly began a hurried battle for the life
of the unborn babe.
Dr. Otto Steiner and Dr. J. T. Tid
well, of the Grady staff, took the
mother to the operating room where
a caesarean operation was perform
ed, and the child came into life at 9
Under such circumstances, little
Vii'ginia Anne came to being, and
the hearts of all in the hospital went
out to her in sympathy. Other moth
ers in maternity ward gave the in
fant nourishment, and physicians
watched her every breath with sym
Seems to be Normal
The baby weighed eight pounds
and four ounces when born, and has
lost one pound during the two weeks
but appears to be normal in every
PUPILS OF ONE TEACHER
. SCHOOL WIN AT MEET
Irwinton, Ga.—Sand Hill school
a remarkable showing at the field
day exercises here Friday Although
practically every school in the coun
ty is larger than it, yet the pupils of
this school won four of the gold
medals offered in the contests, and
in addition to that this school won
the school exhibits prize. Miss Eddie
Stanley has had charge of the school
for the past few years,
CHICKEN BOUGHT FOR
$2.04 BRINGS SSOO
WHEN IT YIELDS GEM
Gloversville, N. Y., John Antilio,
local barber, made a profit of
$497.96 by the purchase of a chicken
for $2.04 —and his deal was perfectly
legitimate. He purchased the chicken
at the local market and when he cut
its crop, out rolled a diamond weigh
ing a karat, estimated by local jew
elers to be worth at least SSOO. The
“home town” of the chicken is not
known, it having arrived here alive
as part of a large shipment of poul
try from various parts of the state.
SEND US YOUR JUB WORK.
THE LOSS OF A FRIEND.
In the recent death of J. W. Ham
ilton we feel the loss of a very dear
friend, having known him for eigh
teen years. Our lives have blended
together as rippling streams from
the hollows of the hills and running
tranquilly together until splitting at
the sad rock of death never to unite
again until reaching the great ocean
J. W. Hamilton was seventy-nine
years old at his death, having served
in the Civil War and he delight
ed in telling thrilling stories of the
tricks and struggles that he and his
comrades endured for the cause of
the “Old South.” He was loyal to
his country, his family, and his
friends He had deep convictions
and stood steadfast for the right,
never compromising with wrong. He
was a devotsd member of Hebron
Baptist church and alwev* placed
God’s Kingdom first. His great faith
and pure Christian life will be felt
long after he has pased and gone
and his memory a beacon light unto
all who knew him.
Mr. Hamilton, though old In age,
was always young in mind and spir
it and even the children loved him.
He always had a little fun for every,
J. W. Hamilton was a successful
business man, being the first mer
chant in Dacula when it scarcely
could be called a town and has seen
its growth to the present time, al
ways lending a helping hand to ev
ery promotion, socially, materially,
and otherwise to make it what it is
today. He loved his town and the
town’s people and served them well
until his health began to fail him.
So he bid them goodbye and went
home never to return again and in
his death the town mourns the loss
of one of her oldest and best citi
xens. i' 1
K. E. TAYLOR.
1 ‘•l -**■
TEN YEAR cT* -
Conyers, Ga.—lnteresting fluctu
ations of that fickle jade, the cotton
market, have come and gone, making
and unmaking wealth, since a bale
of cotton grown by J. M. Chandler,
Sheffield district in 1914 was picked
from the stalks that bore it.
At one time, four years ago, 46%
cents was offered for the cotton by
Mr. R. D. Hewlett, Some interesting
comparisons can be made by those
fond of applying figures to the cot
ton market If Mr. Chandler had sold
his cotton in 1914 for 10 cents, he
would have received $53.10. Interest
on this sum for 10 years would
amount to $42.58, aggregating
$95.58 for the bale. At the price of
46% cents, the cotton would have
brought $246.58, and interest at 8
per cent on this amount for four
yeax's would be $78.90, making
$325.48 the total price if sold four
years ago. The price received Mon
day, $159.30, shows a loss of
$166.18; or $6.88 more than a bale
of similar weight at the recent price
Be it known, however, that Mr.
Chandler has no occasions to worry
over the theoretical or actual losses
on his cotton. He is an unusually
successful farmer whose manage
ment of his affairs makes him inde
pendent of the vagaries of the one
time king, Cotton.
BABY HELD BY PHYSICIAN
FOR HOSPITAL BILL
Chicago,—Awrit of habeas corpus
eary today restored Eleanor Nordine,
14 months old, to her mother, after
the baby had been held in a hospital
on orders of the physician for a $215
bill, contraced during treatment for
pneumonia. The mother, earning S2O
a week was unable to pay the bill and
the physician refused to permit the
child to leave before settlement was
ONE BLIND, ONE LEGLESS,
HIKERS CROSS COUNTRY
San Francisco, Thomas N. Hamel,
who furnished the eyes, and James
Sterling, who provided the legs for
the trip of the two Spanish-American
war veterans from the Sawtelle sold
iers’ home, near Los Angeles, to San-
Frar.eiseo, t.ace arrived here after
thirty-one days of hiking. Hamel,
who is crippled, guided the two as he
rode in his wheel chair pushed by
Sterling, who is blind.
COLLIE SAVES EIGHT
WHEN HOME BURN?;
PAYS WITH ITS LIFE
Lamberton, N Y.—The lives of
eight persons were saved by a collie
dog when the farmhouse of Leslie
S. Morison burned to the ground
Tuesday. The dog sacrificed its own
Morrison was awakened by the
dog’s tugging at the bedclothes, to
find the house in flames. With the
help of his wife and his cousin he
carried five children to safety. The
body of the dog was found buried
in the debris.
MOTION FOR RETRIAL
LIKELY FOR TWO IN
AUTO THEFT CASE
Atlanta, Ga.—Attorney H. A. Al
len announced Friday he probably
would move for new trials in the
cases of Joel Smith and Irving L.
Gravitt, of Forsyth county, who
were convicted Thursday of possess
ing an automobile .'n which they
knew the license plate had been
changed, a.i<i wciv aen-creed by
Judge G. H. Howard to serve 10
years on the chaingang. Tim sen
tence is the maximum allowed by
law and the heaviest ever imposed
in Fulton county since the statute
was passed in 1922. ,
SEND US YOUR JOB WORK
ESCAPED CONVICT WILL
SERVE TERM IN ORDER
TO SEE HIS FOLKS
Knoxville, Tenn.—A man claim
ing to be Eugene Winters about
thirty-five shrrendered to the Knox
County jailer here saying that he was
an escaped convict from a chaingang
in Forsyth county, Georgia, four
“I stole a car and was sentenced
to four years,” Winters said. “After
I had served ten months, I escaped
Since then I have been all over the
“I can’t stand it any longer. 1
want to go back to Georgia and
see my folks. Tell them to come and
get me. I will serve out my sen
I SEND US YOUR JOB WORK
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1924.
If SON CENSUS.
IN GA. IN 1923
Atlanta, Ga.—The prison popula
tion of Georgia dropped 489, from
3,654 to 3,165, during 1923, accord
ing to the annual report of the state
prison commission just made public.
Of the 3,165 convicts, more than
one-third, or 1,179 were involved in
murder cases or attempted murders,
and 363 more are serving man
slaughter sentences. However, the
number of convicts was lower than
at any time since 1920, or in 1915,
1916 and 1917.
The number of prisoners on the
first of January, 1923, was 3,654,
and there were 868 commitments,
214 recaptures, and 24 paroled pris
oners returned during the year, mak
ing a total of 4,760 handled, the re-,
poxt says. Of this number 256 have
been discharged, 460 have escaped,
181 have been paroled, 35 have died,
four were returned for new trials,
71 were pardoned, one was delivered
to a sheriff, and 587 prisoners serv
ing indeterminate sentences were
released on parole.
Prisoners in custody on January
1 of this year ranged in age from 11
to 79 years. There was one eleven
year old boy, two were twelve years
old, five thirteen years old, 13 of 14
years, and 13 of 15 years. Only one
was 79 years old, but nine were 70
or over. The largest number, or 198,
were 24 years of age, and practically
half of the entire list were in their
Murder Lead* U Cause
Murder led the causes of commit
ments, wilh 9JB. Burglary came sec
ond, with 661. There were 36S com
mitments for manslaughter, 246 for
attempts to murder, 16 as accessor
ies to murder, 363 for lareeny, 153
for robbery, 80 for forgery and 18
for shooting at another. There were
107 criminal assault cases and 52 at
tempted criminal assaults. Whisky
making landed 67 behind the bars
and bigamy caught 30.
Farm laborers'lead in th- previous
occupation of the convict*, with 1,-
153, and laborers come next, with
932. There are 418 public works la
borers, 69 cooks, 61 chauffeurs, 32
mechanics, 22 porters, 48 railroad
hands, 11 wash women, 10 vagrants,
10 barbers, eight bankers, 16 black
smiths, 18 brickmasons, nine butch
ers, 28 carpenters, one dentist, 22
distillers, 12 electricians, six engin
eers, 87 farmers, two jevyelers. one
lawyer, four merchants, 13 painters,
two printers, five plumbers, four po
licemen. five preachers, three sol
diers, seven salesmen, 14 clerks, one
shoemaker, two teachers, one stage
manager, five tailors, ten taxi driv
ers and three waiters.
Of the prisoners, 1,709 are mar
ried and 1,456 single, the report
states. Sixty-eight per cent can read
and write, 14 per cent can read only,
and 18 per cent are illiterate. One
man is servi i,i his thirteenth term,
while 173 are serving third terms,
486 second terms and 2,447 first
LIVING IN ONE HOUSE
The Atlanta Journal Friday told
of a grandmother living in Atlanta
only 29 years old. She is Mrs. W. T.
Carr. Her daughter married a Mr.
Lytle-at the age of 12, and Baby
Lytle is the grandchild.
That is pr:’ty god f.-.r <> en At
lanta wbicn lays claim to all the rare
things in the country. But Hall coun
ty can give it, as it can undoubtedly
beat any other county in the United
There are in this county five gen
erations living in .he same house,
there are a great-great-grendmother
and a great-great-grandchild ar.d all
the fallings in between. And here is
how it goes:
The house is the Little Obe Thomp
son place, beyond Thompson’s bridge.
The line in this remarkable fami
ly tree is:
Lois May Robinson, age 2 months.
Hokey Robinson, age 18 years.
Louise Robinson, age 44 years.
Mattie Robinson, age 63 years.
Polly Ann Lathem, age 88 years.
Little Baby Lois May is blessed
vr>h grandmothers above . idinary
babies. She has six in all. That is,
counting the real grandmothers and
the greats and great-greats.
LOST—Tuesday between East
Grogan street and school house
child’s Waterman Fountain Pen,
black with gold point and silver fill
er with ring. Please return to
mlp LETITIA MAE ROQUEMORE.
Terrible Storm Sweeps
the Country \V ednesday
IN GWINNETT CO.
Mrs. Ruby Jones, wife of George
Jones, of Lawreneeviile, died in an
Atlanta hospital early Sunday morn
ing Mrs. Jones was 22 years of age
and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah
Fowler. She is survived by her hus
band, a small son and daughter,
father, mother and several brothers
and sisters. Funeral sdrvices vill bo
held at the First Baptist church this
(Monday) afternoon, Rev. Couch, of
Macon and Buford, in charge, and
interment will be in the Lawrence
MRS. MARGARET POWELL
Mrs. Margaret Powell died Wed
nesday night from woilnds suffered
during the storm of that morning.
She was a widow 68 years of age and
lived in Gainesville. Mrs Powell was
on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Wall
of the Sam Craig farm near Law
reneeville, at the time of her inju
ries. Funeral services were held at
Sugar Hill Thursday.
MISS MATTIE CARTER
Miss Mattie Carter, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Carter, of At
lanta, formerly of Grayson, died at
the home Thursday. Funeral services
were held at Grayson Saturday. Be
side father and mother, she is sur
vived by a sister, Mrs. jJln Ford,
and a brother, Mr. Percy Carter, of
GEORGE J. THOMAS
George J. Thomas, aged 60, died
at his home near Centerville Thurs
day. He leave* a wife and two child
ren. Funeral services were held at
THOMAS J. HAWKINS
ThomaßvJ, HAJ»kinß,\A«ed 77, a
farmer residing in Cates district,
died on April 26th. Funeral services
were held at Mt, Zion on April 27th.
MRS. A. J. BROWNLEE.
Mrs. Nancy Brownlee, the wife of
Mr. A. J. Brownlee, died at their
home in Cates district last Thurs
day, April 24th and her remains
were laid to rest at Friendship
The deceased was seventy years
old and was Miss Nancy Peters be
fore marriage. Besides her husband
she is survived by several children.
MRS. J. R. STEVENS.
Mrs. Cassie Stevens, the wife of
Mr. J. R. Stevens, died at their home
in Loganville Friday, April 25th, and
her body was interred at Loganville,
the funeral being conducted by Rev.
Harry Spivy and Rev. R. A. Broyles.
The Eastern Star carried out their
ceremony at the grave.
Mrs. Stevens was about sixty-sev
en years of age and was Miss Cassie
Hammonds before her marriage.
W. CLYDE COWSERT.
Mr. William Clyde Cowsert died
at his home in Atlanta Monday,
April 28th and his remains were tak
en to Loganville Tuesday afternoon
for interment. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. L. O. Bricker
from the residence at 55 Catherine
Mr. Cowsert is survived by his
widow, who was formerly Miss Angia
Weaver, of Loganville, and a small
son, Evon Also by two brothers, G.
W. and T. C. Cows ert and a sister,
Miss Ada Cowsert. 1 he deceased was
a Mason and an Ell.
FORMER SLAVE LEAVES
ESTATE TO DESCENDANTS
OF ONE-TIME MASTER
Montgomery, Ala.—Loyalty and
devotion for his old “massa” and
“missus” that lived in the heart of
a negro slave for years after their
death found expression in a will be
queathing property, accumulated
during his freedom, to the grand
children of his former owners in
preference to his own offspring, it
was revealed in probate court here
Dan Freeman, a familiar charac
ter here during the years after his
emancipation, left, property valued
at approximately $3,000 to the five
children of Mrs. C. W. Garrett, of
this city, who was a daughter of the
aged negro’s former owners, under
provisions of a second will, evidence
showed. Freeman’s three children
are contesting the award.
Let m do yoor Job Work.
S. S. CONVENTION
The following is the program of
the Lawreneeviile Association Sun
day School Convention, to be held
with Duluth Baptist church, Wed
nesday, May 7, 1924:
10:15. Devotional conducted by
Rev. D. S. Patterson.
10:30. Bible Message, “Where
There Is no Vision the People Per
ish”—Rev. J. T. Swanson.
11:00. “Special Days, Their Pur
pose and How To Use Them"—Rev.
M. D. Reed. .
11:20. “Daily Vacation Bible
School”—James W. Merritt, state
12:00. “A Telling Program of
Associational Cooperation”—J. Fred
Eden, Jr., Stewardship Worker.
Appointment of Committees.
Adjourn for dinner.
1:30. “Possibilities of the Sun
day School in a Once-a-Month
Church”—Rev. M. D. Reed.
2:00. “Thirty Minutes Once a
Week”—Rev. L. E. Smith.
J. Fred Eden, Jr.—To choose sub
James W. Merritt—To choose sub
Reports of committees and elec
tion of officers.
Pastors and Sunday school offi
cers of Lawreneeviile Association,
please see that your school is rep
“CLEAN UP, PA4NT UP WEEK."
“today, (Monday), iff the opening
of our “Clean Up, Paint Up Cam
paign” and it is to be hoped that all
of the organizations of our town —
civic, commercial and educational—
will do all they can toward making
this a successful campaign so that
our town may be more beautiful and
a more healthful place in which to
Not only should we clean up once
a year, but we should keep it up
during the entire year. It may be
truly said that “cleanliness is next
to Godliness”. So, let’s do away with
our old rubbish piles, clean up the
streets and alleys, cut the weeds,
mow the lawns, trim the hedges, give
our buildings a fresh coat of paint,
if possible, and dispose of all old tin
We trust the mayor of our town
will issue a proclamation declaring
this to be “Clean Up” week and that
all of the people will give their hear
ty support in making it a great suc
The school children may be of
great assistance by helping to make
the school grounds more attractive,
besides helping in other ways.
There will be a towel shower un
der the auspices of the Lawrenceville
Woman’s Club for the benefit of the
Tallulah Falls school which as we
all know is cared for by the Feder
ated Clubs of Georgia and affords
an opportunity for the schooling of
many of the ignorant mountain boys
and girls of that section and as it
is in the 9th District we should all
feel a personal interest in helping
in this worthy cause.
Towels of any kind will be gladly
received by the committee oa Tues
day, May 13th, at the club home.
On Sunday at 11 o’clock a sermon
by Rev. R. A. Broyles, of Loganville,
Monday, May 5, at B:3o—Pro
gram by High School.
Tuesday, May 6, B:3o.—Graduat
ing exercises. Baccalaureate address
to be delivered by Thos. L. Bryan.
On« five passenger Cleveland Au
tomobile, 1920 model, repainted and
in excellent condition. Been driven
only four thousand miles. For par
ticulars sae W. J Denmark, Liqui
dating Agent, Farmers A Merchants
Bank, Dulutk, Ga. mßc
- FOR SALE
One savan passenger Chandler
Automobile, 1920 model in good con.
dition. Runs tike new. See W. J.
Denmark, Liquidating Agent, Farm
ers A Merchants Bank, Dulutn, Ga.
LAWRENCEVILLE AND VICINITY
SUFFERS GREAT PROPERTY LOSS
Mrs. Margaret Powell Dies From Injuries
Received As House on Sam Craig
Farm Is Blown Away. Several Oth
ers Injured and Many Marvelous Es
capes From Death. Total of 108 Dead
and Over 500 Injured in Six States.
Property Damage Estimated At Over
A tornado, followed by heavy rain
and windstorm, struck Lawreneeviile
Wednesday morning about 6 o’clock,
leaving death and destruction in its
A light rain had been falling some
hours when suddenly it grew hot and
then cold and the twister struck
Gwinnett county first at the farm of
Sam Craig, two miles from Law
renceville. The large bam and silo,
.ogether with all outbuildings, were
blown down. The porch and part of
the home were likewise destroyed.
About one thousand bushels of com
was scattered with the wreckage
over the nearby fields. The home
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Wall, on
the Craig farm, was blown down, the
family of five beneath it Mrs. ]Pow
er, mother of Mrs. Wall, who lived
in Gainesville and was on a visit to
her daughter, was the most severely
injured and died Thursday. Mr. and
Mrs. Wall and their three children
were likewise injured and are still
confined to their beds, having been
removed to a nearby home that es
caped the storm. Another tenant
house, occupied by negroes, on this
farm came down on the family as
they slept and injured four persons.
The tornado seemed to strike with
full force in the woods across the
road from the Craig home and here
many acres of heavy hickory timber
was blown up and twisted off. A
large part of this timber ia torn so
bad that practically nothing can be
realized from it.
The Lawrenceville Fertiizer plant
was the first local industry struck,
and considerable damage was done
to the building.
Coming north the wind seemed to
follow the Seaboard railroad and
houses and barns lost their roofs and
many chimneys were blown down,
until the old Tannery building, just
inside the Lawrenceville city limits,
was reached. One story of this brick
structure together with the roof was
blown away. The Allen Manufactur
ing Company suffered a heavy loss
when the roofs of their factory and
warehouse were destroyed Machin
ery was damaged and much finished
as well as raw material damaged.
The negro church and school
house were hard hit and both build
ings rendered useless until heavy re
pairs are made. ,
The debris was scattered up and
down the Seaboard tracks and all
trains were delayed until its remov
The porches of the home of Col.
D. M. Byrd were wrecked, the roof’
blown off the General Implement
Company, plate glass and small win
dows blown from many buildings
and residences beside the destroying
of many shade trees in the court
house square and on the city streets.
The Lawrenceville Cotton Mills
suffered a heavy loss to machinery
and raw and finished goods as well
as damage to practically every home
in the mill village. The family of H.
T. Little narrowly escaped death
when their home fell. Three houses
here were destroyed and the roofs
of practically every mill home is
The Second Baptist church, a
wooden structure in the mill section,
was entirely destroyed.
The lumber yard of J, A. Ambrose
suffered heavy loss. Every shed and
all buildings except the main office
was destroyed. The roof of the Rock
Warehouse, occupied by Sikes Bros.,
Four homes, facing the west, on
Clayton street, and side by side were
wrecked. The brick residence occu
pied by J. G Simpson lost its roof
and one wall. Here the family was
up and just escaped from the build
ing as the roof fell in.
The F. B. Maddox home lost its
MONDAY and THURSDAY
roof, porches and a chimney.
E. M. Gunter’s home was com
pletely destroyed. The six room
building came down as the family
slept and though it is Completely
ruined not a person was hurt. Four
members of the family crawled front
under the building' without so much
as a scratch.
The five room house owned by
Mrs. Mamie Davis is a complete
wreck. The escape of the family here
is also marvelous. Only one wall of
the bed room remained standing and
no one was hurt,
Telegraph lines, telephone and
electric motor and light lines were
damaged, many poles tom down and
wires broken. Th« loss to the Geor
gia Railway & Power Company’s
equipment here is estimated about
SIO,OOO. Three of the large trans
formers at their station near the de
pot were likewise put out of com
The total estimate of the property
damage of the storm here is placed
The more fortunate came to the
aid of the victims, taking them into
their homes, giving food and supplies
as well as money. A careful check
up is being made with the view of
further aid for the needy,
The city was dark from- llier time
of the storm until Friday while tfte
electrical wiring wan being repaired
and new transformers put in and
business was practically at a stand
still while the debris was cleared
away. Electric motors pull the
pumps supplying the city with water
and the current being cut off the
water supply became scarce and fi
nally played out in many parts of
the town. The few wells were called
into service and the man with a well
was a popular guy. Luckily there
were no outbreaks of fire while the
water was exhausted.
From reports this storm seems tv
have started in Louisiana and swept
clear through to North Carolina kill
ing 108 persons, injuring 500 more,,
and causing property damage esti
mated'at over $10,000,600;
Heavy losses were suffered at El-
In Macon four were killed ant’,
twelve injured with heavy property
Nine are dead with heavy loss at
Chipley reports seven killed and
One person is missing at Ficklin,
Ga., and much property destroyed.
South Carolina reports ?9 dead.
Alabama had 11 deaths.
North Carolina’s dead is repeated
Louisiana and Arkansas report
one death each.
Lawrenceville citizens say the
rain was the hardest ever falling
here and lasted thirty minutes but
the twister proper simply came and
was gone, giving no notice or chance
of escape as it swept. A picture of
desolation and wreckage was left in
its wake; it is considered marvelous
that so many escaped death in the
falling buildings. The storm traveled
over 1,000 miles.
Owing to the cyclone having dam
aged power lines here so badly that
Lawrenceville was without lights
and water for two days, it was im
possible for the News-Herald to pub.
lish Thursday’s issue.
Memorial services and Home Com.
ing Day will be observed at Pros
pect M. E. church, South, Sunday,
May 11th. Good preaching, good
music and profitable day promised
to all that attend. Services will con
tinue the full day.
1 Let the people meet Saturday to
I clean off cemetery. Preaching Sat
' urday at 11 a. m.
ADRIAN WARWICK, Pastor.