LEADING SEMI-WEEKLY OF
NORTHEAST GEORGIA ,
ASA G. CANDLER
FILES SUIT FOR
Atlanta, Ga.—Asa G. Candler,
aged capitalist and famed for his
affairs or the heart, Friday filed
suit for divorce from his second
wife, Mrs. May Little-Regan-Cand
The suit filed in superior court
here charged cruelty and humiliat
ing conduct on the part of the young
wife of the 73 year old soft drink
The wife of the multi-millionaire
and mother of two children by <a
former marriage admitted frequent
automobile rides with other men and
told him she no longer loved him,
Candler charged in his petition.
The couple was married less than
a year ago and just a few weeks be
fore trial of a $500,000 breach of
promise suit against the aged Ro
meo by Mrs. Onezima de Bouchel,
New Orleans beauty.
Mrs. Candler had been a public
stenographer with offices near those
of the Coca Cola king. They were
married at Emory University by
Bishop Warren Candler, a brother.
Candler and his young bride sep
arated several months ago after she
had been arrested in an apartment
here with W. J. Stoddard and J. W.
Keeling on charges of “occupying a
Atlanta, Ga.—Congestion cf fer
tilizer samples taken for chemical
analysis, with consequent delay in
makng reports to farmers who have
purchased the fertilizer, is causing
much difficulty in the department of
agrculture, according to statements
by J. J. Brown, commissioner of ag
The whole trouble, according to
the comissioner, is that the chemical
laboratory is inadequately equpped
to handle the tremendous volume of
samples of fertilizer and calcium ar
senate that pour in for analysis.
The fertilizer tag tax, which is
supposed to be devoted to the sup
port of the laboratory, the inspec
tion system and the market bureau,
last year amounted to $96,000 more
than the approprations for these
purposes. This balance was turned
into the state treasury and was used
for other expenses of the state.
The legislature appropriated only
$14,000 a year for the laboratory,
which agricultural department offi
cials say is insufficient to operate
on if efficiency is to be maintaned.
"Farmers purchasing fertilizer and
calcium arsenate are entitled to
chemical analysis reports before
they use these products, rather than
after the crops are harvested, it is
declared. There are now almost 3,-
500 samples awaiting analysis, and
the laboratory, working 14 hours a
day, is able -to analyze only 1,000
samples per month with its present
personnel and equipment. Upward
of 3,000 samples come in every
month during the busy season, it is
The department of new crops,
such as melons, tobacco, peanuts
and other products, has made neces-'
nasty «cw formulas for fertilizers,
and the analysis of tihese special
samples adds to the laboratory work.
Analysis of cakium arsenate sam
plaes is another line thot increases
the work of this department.
The department of agriculture is
urging an increase of SIO,OOO in the
appropriation for fertilizer analysis
and $5,000 for calcium arsenate,
stating that with these additional
funds it would be possible to keep
abreast of the analytical work and
operate with greater efficacy for the
farmers. The increased appropria
tions would merely use more of the
fertilizer tag tax money and would
entail no additional impost, it is
On the fifth Sunday afternoon in
June there will be a singing at Hog
Mountain. Sunday school at 2 o’-
clock, balance of the afternoon will be
devoted to singing, books used
Vaughan’s and Moore's .Carols.
Come, all you good singers. We
hope to have some good gospel sing
ing. We would be glad to have that
good bass singer, Mr. J. J. Herring
ton, on hand, also those good singers,
Messrs. Paul and Willie Greeu.
Hog Mountain Sunday School.
LIFE TERMJN PEN
Clearwater, Fla.—Motion for a
new trial for Frank McDowell, con
victed here Friday in circuit court
of the murder of his mother, Mrs.
J. M. McDowell, at St. Petersburg
last February, will be made Satur
day before Judge M. A. McMullen,
it was anounced by J. L. Kelly, chief
counsel for the defense, after a ju
ry had returned a verdict of guilty
of first degree murder with a re
commendation for mercy.
The verdict was brought in after
the case had been in the hands of
the jurors one hour and 12 minutes.
It was reported that the decision
represented a compromise among the
twelve men who voted to send the
youthful slayer, not only of his
mother, but of his father and two
sisters, to state’s prison for the re
mainder of his life.
McDowell received the verdict
calmly, although he showed ner
vousness as the jury filed back into
the court rom. A smile played over
his face as Deputy Clerk of Court
Payne received the fatal sheet of pa
per from the hands of E. R. Wash
ington, foreman of the jury, and
read with emotion;
“We, the jury, find the defend
ant guilty of murder in the first de
gree and desire to recommend him to
the mercy of the court, so say we
The verdict carries with a sen
tence to life in the state’s prison.
McDowell’s first comment on the
turn of the case was “I don’t care
now what they do-with me.” After
he had been carried back to his cell,
however, he stated that he wanted a
new trial and wanted it bad.
On the Saturday before** the 2nd
Sunday in July, let all who are inter,
ested be present to clean off ceme
tery at Prospect church.
W. M. HARRISON.
TO MEET AT GOOD H9PE.
The Walton County Co-Operative
Singing Convention will meet at
Good Hope, seven miles east of Mon
roe, June 29th.
All Gwianett county singers in
FIFTH SUNDAY MEETING
The following is the revised pro
gram of the Lawrenceville Associa
tion meeting to be held the fifth
Sunday in June at Liberty Baptist/
Friday Morning Stunt
110:00. Devotional —Rev. Clifford
10.40. “God’s Promise it© Hess'”
—Bev. V. H. Britt.
11:30. Sermon—Rev. J. P. Mc-
Friday Afternoon Session
1:30. Devotional—Rev. W, J.
1:45. “Our Associations/! Aims”
—.Mr. Heard Summerour.
2:00. “What Is Meant When
Paul Declares If Eating Meat Offend
My Brother I Will fiat No More
Meat”—Rev/L. F. Herring.
2-.40. Sermon—Rev. M, D. Reed.
Friday Evening Session
8:30. Sermon—Rev. V. H. Britt.
Saturday Morning Settimi
9:30. Devotional—Mr. Harry
9:45. “New Testament Methods:
of Evangelism”—Rev. L. E. Smith.
10:10. “New Testament Stew
ardship”—Kir. J. A. Ambrose,
10:35. “What Degree Is the Lost;
Sinner Responsible for His Condi-,
tion and What Are the Methods for
His Redemption?”—Rev. J. T. Jones.!
11:00. B. Y. P. U.—Miss Jessie;
11:20. “What Is the Lesson ■
Taught and What Is the Proper In-j
terpretaton of the Three Parables'-
of Luke 15, the Sheep, Silvot and
Prodigal Son.”—Rev. C. C. Single
12:00. Sermon—Rev. L. E.
Saturday Afternoon Session
2:00. Devotional—Mr. Dick Sam
2:1*5. “Woman’s Work”—Mrs.
2:30. Meeting of Executive Com
2:40. Sermon—Rev. B. W T . Mer
Sunday Mornnig Session
10:15. “The Sunday School”—
-Rev: M. D. -Reed. ' , >
11:00. Sermon—Rev. C. C. Sin
A program of this meeting ap
peared some time ago but is changed
by request of Liberty Baptist church.
Remember the date of the meeting
and make a special effort to attend.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1924.
Atlanta, Ga. —The annual session
of the general assembly of Georgia
gets under way Wednesday morning
at 11 o’clock, when the gavels will
fall in- the house and senate, mark
ing the beginning of the 50 day pe
Both branches of the legislature
have m:,ny important matters pend
ing since the adjournment of the
Tli.- committee organization in
both houses is the same as 'ast year
as this ir the second session of the
two year term for which -he mem
bers of the present gene.-al assem
bly were elected. Thus George ' ars
well, president of the senate, and
Cecil Neill, speaker of tne house of
representatives, will find their or
gan.cations intact and ready to be
gin cptrations immediately.
The clerical force in the senate
will be practically the same as last
;»car according to Major D. F. Mc-
Flatchcy, veteran secretary of that
body while few changes if any will
be made in the clerical organization
of the house under iS. Moore,
Governor Walker’s message is now
in process of compilation, and will
be presented during the first few
days of the session, possibly on the
very first day. He has giyen no in
dication as to what he will discuss
or what he may recommend in the
way of legislation.
Atlanta, Ga., June 18th, 1924.
Georgia’s crops, for the most part,
have made favorable progress during
the past two weeks, according to a
report released today by the local
statistician of the Georgia Cooper
ative Crop Reporting Service. Some
localities are exceptions to the above
where showers have been too fre
quent, delaying cultivation and caus
ing s*»me grassiness. Most numerous
reports of unfavorable weather and
grass came from north central coun
ties and localities near the Alabama
bne, west of Newnan and Greenville.
(Corn is making good growth in
the southern half of the state, where
stands arc good and fields clean.
Crop is in need of cultivation in
parts of northern Georgia and rath
er backward, although fair progress
has been made, taking the section
as a whole. Where frequent showers
have not permitted thorough culti
vation of both cottsui and com, the
latter crop has been neglected.
Growth is smaller than usual Tor
Fields are in a good state «f cul
tivaiton in southern Georgia* and
hot weather prevailing benefit
ted the crop considerably. Lies.- have
about disappeared from the plants
and stands are good. The number of
weevils present is much lees than
last year, and all indications point
to amalerial increase in amarernt of
poison used. Some aire now poison
ing in the bud in south Georgia.
Chopping is in progress in northern
Georgia, hindered in some sections
by too frequent showers. For the
northern secton as a whole, fSands
and cultivation fair. Crop stiH very
Peanuts are getting a much better
start than last year in the old e»m
mercial area of south Georgia. Many
complaints of grass in new Piedmwnt
Oat harvest is in progress in
northern Georgia. The yield is low,
due to the large percentage of
spring oats and severe winter killing 1
of fall oats. Rains have caused some
rust damage in southern Georgia.
While the acreage harvested will
be very small, wheat is yielding fair
The tobacco crop is unusually
good, and splendid yield and quality
is expected. A small quantity has
Movement of the Uneeda crop is
about over. Peaches were small and
demand and prices only, fair- Edrijf
Carmens are beginning to move,
with size and prices somewhat bet
ter. The crop is being graded very
closely and most of the shipments
are subjected to Federal inspection
at shipping point.
Apple prospects are good for one
WILL HOLD FAIR
ON NOVEMBER 3-8
I By Holding It Cater Better Exhibits
I Can Be Secured—Usual Carnival
The Gwinnett County Agricultural
and Industrial Fair will hold their ex
hibit this fall from November 3d
through the Bth.
It was degmed best to hold it later
than usual in view of the fact that the
farmers, poultrymen and cattle rais
ers could make better and more cred
itable exhibits. Heretofore the fairs
have been held in October.
Committees have been appointed to
look after the various phases of the
fair, and they will get their reports
in shape shortly.
The fair has been breaking even in
the lean years that have just past,
and it is confidently believed that this
will be a good year from an agricul
tural standpoint. Indeed, the whole
country is dependent on what the soil
produces and when this is lessened all
feel the consequences. .
The fair asociation has an excellent
plant and they are preparing to erect
some buildings on the grounds. They
are greatly needed and will be much
better than using tents.
A carnival company will be on hand
to furnish the usual amusements.
Let all pull for a bigger and better
fair this fall.
Notice to Member* of the Demo
cratic Executive Committee.
There will be a meeting of the
Democratic Executive Committee of
Gwinnett county at the Court
House in Lawrenceville on Thurs
day, June 26th, at 3 p. m., for the
purpose of assessing candidates for
the September primary, and also for
fixing a closing date for entries.
JOHN C. HOUSTON, Chairman.
MRS. JOHN H. GREER BURIED
Norcross, Ga.—Mrs. John H.
Greer, 51, who died Wednesday
night at an Atlanta hospital, was
buried here Friday in Ple'asant, Hill
church cemetery, just off Stone
Mountain road. Besides the husband,
six children survive, Revert Greer,
Tucker; Seth Greer, Decatur; Mi*
Louette, John Bill, Kirby and Hul
sey Greer, Norcross.
W. C. MAULDIN DEAD.
Mr. William C. Mauldin, seventy
four years of age, died at his home
near Buford Friday morning at 10
o’clock, after an illness of about three
years. He is survived by several chil
dren and grandchildren.
Funeral was held Saturday morning
at 11 o’clock from Hog Mountain
Methodist church, Rev. R. L. Lawson
BOYS AND GIRL ARE SHOT
DOWN BY DRY AGENTS
Olive Hill, Ky.—Two boys and a
girl are dangerously wounded today
as the result of Buckshot wounds re
ceived Sunday night when an auto
mobile in wheih they rode wasjmis
taken for amachine carrying liquor.
Constable William Kelly and three
deputies are being held under heavy
bond in connection with the shoot
Nine pieces of shot were removed
from wounds which Carrie Fultz, 13,
sustained about the head, according
to reports received from Upper Ty
gert, a postoffkse station neaT where
the children lived. Otis Johnson, 13,
and John Evans, 12, were the other
victims. AH were reported in a se
rious condition tonight and a phy
sician attending them held little hope
for their recovery.
The officers under bond had a
warrant for a man believed to be a
whisky runner and witnesses declare
pump guns, loaded with buckshot,
were fired into the passing machine.
AWED BY ROYALTY.
London.—When 500 children plac
ed envelopes containing money they
had collected for St. Luke’s Memo
rial Hall on the platform, one mite
was so overcome by the presence of
Princess Aurthur of Connaught that
he passed on still clutching his en
vleope. But the Bishop of Kensing
ton was on guard and reminded the
boy of his slip.
of the largest crops in several years.
A fair crop of watermelons and
cantaloupes is expected. No serious
damage by anthracnose so far. Ship
ments will be later.
An excellent crop of commercial
cucumbers met with a poor, over
loaded market, resulting in a large
Wantage of «the r crop riot being
Work stock show the strain of the
season’s work. Other classes of live
stock have improved in condition
with an improvement in range and
V. C. CHILDS,
Atlanta, Ga. The rediscount
rate of the Atlanta Federal Reserve
bank will be cut from 4 1-2 to 4 per
cent on all classes of paper begin
ning Wednesday morning, according
to an announcement made Tuesday
afternoon by M. B. Wellborn, gov
ernor of the Sixth District Federal
Reserve bank here. Governor Well
born made the announcement, fol
lowing the receipt of news from
Washington to the effect that the
federal reserve board had approved
the application of the sixth district
bank to cut its rates. The action is
in line with moves made by four
other federal reserve banks.
Governor Wellborn in making the
announcement of the cut attached
no significance to the order except
that the Atlanta bank had merely
followed in the steps of the banks in
the other districts of the country.
He would not discuss the probable
effect the new rate would have on
business in general.
Reductions here, as elsewhere, in
the country, however, show that eas
ier money rates and increased li
quidation exists, which are two sa
lient signs of a good outlook in bus
iness and industry. The rate :n this
listrict is still a litle above normal,
but is quite a reduction from the
high seven per cent that existed dur
ing the war time period.
According to the records in the of
fice of the state bureau of vital sta
tistics in Atlanta, there were more
deaths in Georgia in 1923 caused by
Bright’s disease than any other fac
tor. During the twelve months the
records show there were 3,139
deaths attributed to this cause.
The diseases of eaily infancy come
second on the list, with 2,878; tu
berculosis .shows 2,644 deaths; pneu
monia, 2,552; opoplexy, 1,724; or
ganic heart diseases, 1,711; cancer,
1,263, and diarrhoea (under two
years of age), 1,188.
Comparing these records with
1922, it is shown that influence
climbed from tenth to eighth place
on the list. Influenza shows a gTeat
variation in fatalities through the
four-year period. In 1920 it led the
list with 2,580; in 1921, only 278
deaths were recorded from this
cause; in 1922 there were 1/014, and
in 1923, 1,500 fl Pneumonia shows a
somewhat similar course, there be
ing 2,142 pneumonia deaths in 1920;
1,393 in 1921, 1,773 in 1922, and
2,352 in 1923. With these two ex
ceptions the number of deaths ex
cept for the increase in general
death registration, runs a regular
course during the four year period.
MR. JAMES G. POWER, OF
BUFORD, DIED SUNDAY
Mr. James G. Power; of Buford,
died Sunday morning at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Judson V.
Mr. Power was 80 years old, be
ing a Confederate soldier and son
of Lieutenant Francis, Power of
Surviving Mr. Power are the fol
lowing sisters, Mrs. J. A. Ambrose,
Lawrenceville; Mrs. A. J. Street and
Mrs. Emma Wilson, Buford; the fol
lowing children, Mrs. J. V. Tapp,
Buford, with whom he made his
home; three sons, Thomas Power,
Buford; Homer and Ivan Power, of
Shelby, N. C.
Interment today at 3 p. m. in Bu
ford. Rev. Couch assisted by the
other pastors of the city.
GAS CUT 2 CENTS;
WAR IS PROBABLE
Atlanta, Ga.—Reduction of 2
cents a gallon in the price of gaso
line, which affected four oil com
panies at noon Friday, may have
marked the beginning of a local
gasoline war. The companies which
almost simultaneously reduced the
price of gasoline from 26 cents a
gallon to 24 cents are the Reed Oil
company, the Standard Oil company,
the Southern Pan-American Petrol
eum company and Gulf Refining
company. More than 50 service sta
tions in Atlanta are operated by
The reduction came fast on the
heels of a decrease of the price of
the wholesale product and was
promptly met by the four compa
IS NEGLECT ED
Atlanta, Ga.—The condition of
the state sanitarium for the insane,
particularly its fire hazard, demands
immediate investigation by the state
legislature, is the statement made in
the report of the institution by the
state audit department, submitted
Tuesday to Governor Walker by S.
J. Slate, state auditor.
“The fire hazard, particularly the
lack of fire escapes, is regarded as
a danger to life not longer to be
neglected,” says the report.
The sanitarium is inadequate, its
financial condition is unsatisfactory,
due to lack of funds for operation,
and the general assembly should im
mediately move to remedy the de
plorable condition, the report points
The annual appropriation of
SBOO,OOO per year is totally insuf
ficient to maintain the institution,
it is stated, and each year there is a
large deficit. Non-payment of last
year’s deficiency appropriation ,o t
$239,864.68 is largely responsible
for the large deficit at present.
Failure of the legislature to ap
propriate funds for completion of
the new nurses’ home, on which
$139,000 already has been spent, is
causing heavy loss to the state, it is
The report, which covers the pe
riod from January 1 to April 30, in
clusive, shows that $542,522.22 has
been received in the general fund,
and that abalance of $10,528.31 re
mains on hand to run until the close
of the fiscal year, June 30.
The per capita cost per day is
.644 cents, acording to the leport,
which is considered lower than tha
average of similar institutions. The
net operating cost of the sanitarium
for the period designated was $316,-
The total deficit on April 30 was
Oficer’s salaries for April, taken
as a typical month, were $5,318.20,
and the wages of other employees
ranged as follows: Eight receive
from SIOO to $125 per month; 53
receive from $75 to $95 per month;
129 receive from SSO to $75 per
month, and 447 receive from sls to
$45 per month.
Prof. H. E. Holland will sing at
Walnut Grove the fifth Sunday af
ternoon. Everybody cordially invited
to come and bring new books.
L. R. ASHWORTH.
GENERAL MEETING TO BE
HELD AT ROCKY BRANCH
The following is the program for
the general meeting to held at
Rocky Branch Baptist church on Fri.
day and Saturday before the fifth
Sunday in June 1924:
Devotional services conducted by
Rev. G. H. Hart.
Calling for letters from sister
churches and enrolling delegates’
Election of officers for the meet
Introductory sermon by Rev. C.
C. Singleton, alternate C. P. Ewing.
Queries called for.
Query by Rocky Branch church,
“What Are the Basic or Cardinal
Principles Jesus Gave to His Church
for An All Sufficient Guide for His
Church?” Spoken to by Rev. E. W.
Davis, followed by Rev. L. E. Smith.
Query, “What Does the Bible
Mean Where It Says, ‘Only he who
now letteth will let until he be tak
en out of the way;’” spoken to by
Rev. J. W. Fowler, followed by Rev.
M. L. Still.
Night service; place to be sup
Devotional services; place to be
Ist Query: “The New Testament
Church, Its Opportunity, Its Res
ponsibility, Its Mission,” spoken to
by Rev. M. L. Still, followed by Rev.
J. A. Bone.
2nd Query: “Why Has the Church
not Got the Influence That It Had
Fifty Years Ago?”
3rd Query: “Is There Any Scrip
tural Authority for the Organized
Methods of Missions?” Spoken to by
Rev. C. C. Singleton.
Missionary Sermon by Rev. S. D.
Bryant, alternate Rev. L. W. Smith.
Sunday Morning Service
"The Importance of Sunday
School,” spoken to by J. H. McGee.
11 O’clock service by Rev. C. E.
Atha, alternate M. L. Still.
Adopted in conference, June Bth,
M. L. STILL, Moderator,
W. T. McADAMS, Clerk.
MONDAY and THURSDAY
Atlanta, Ga.—Former Governor
and United States Senator, Thomas
W. Hardwick, who was defeated for
the senate by the present incumbent,
William J. Harris in 1918 and by
Governor Clifford Walker for gov
ernor in 1922, qualified as a can
didate for the U. S.. Senate against
Senator Harris a few minutes be
fore the entries closed at noon Sat
H. H. Elders of Reidsville quali
fied as a candidate for governor, op
posing Governor Clifford Walker.
Other officers to qualify were J,
J. Brown, present commissioner of
agriculture, and his opponent, Geo-
N. H. Ballard, state school super
intedent, and his opponent, F. E-
Land of Macon.
Pension Commissioner C. E. Mc-
Gregor and John W. Clark of Au
gusta, whom McGregor defeated two
years ago in a close race.
Public Service Commissioner J.
D. Price and his opponent, A. J.
Woodruff of Decatur.
Public Service Commissioner Jno.
T. Boifeuillet and his opponent, O.
S. G. McLendon for secretary of
George M. Napier for attorney
William A. Wright, comptroller
W. J. Speer, state treasurer.
S. Price Gilbert, supreme court
Samuel C. Atkinson, supreme
T. E. Patterson, state prison com
H. M. Stanley, commissioner of
commerce and labor.
Governor Walker and Senator
Harris qualified several days ago.
These candidates make up the list
of those who will fight for national
and state offices in the primary of
September 10th. Added to the inter
est these races will create is that
brought out by the various congres
sional, district and county offices in
all sections of the state.
SEARCH FOR GER
ALD CHAPMAN IN
New York.—Aided By government
agents, police Friday were making a
thorough search for GersEdi Chapman
who escaped from the Federal 1 Ponß
tent,iary at Atlanta, Ga,. was recap
tured and later escaped from a hos
pital at Athens, Ga., while under
guard, whom they believe engineered
the recent holdup of a government
truck containing jewelry valued at
Government agents declared that
the similarity in the way the hold
up was commilted with that three
years ago which sent Chapman to
»the pen lended color to the theory
that Chapman is back in New York,
and operating again.
Gerald Chapman was the central
figure in a holdup of government
mail truck on Leonard street in
which the robbers got about $2,-
Chapman was caught and while
awaiting sentence escaped from the
court room on the top floor of the
federal building. He was found one
hour later and then sent to Atlanta
to serve twenty-five years with his
pal George Anderson.
The bandit served part of his time
and then managed to escape from
the prison. Immediately a nation
wide hunt was started. Chapman
and a comrade who also escaped
named Gray, eighty
miles from Atlanta, near Athens,
Ga. Gray surrendered while the of
ficers were forced to shoot Chapman
Ht was taken to a hospital at Ath
ens for treatment before being tak
en to Atlanta. During a celebration
in the town Chapman managed to
make his escape from the hospital
and while many rumors have drifted
in that he had been seen in various
places, investigation proved that
they were false.
FEAR WEEVIL POISON
Quitman, Ga.—There is a plenti
ful crop of unusually fine blackber
ries this season, but many people
are afraid to buy them unless as
sured positively that they were not
picked near a cottew field where cal
cium arsenate has been used.