The Fayetteville News

February 22, 1907.

(Abstracts transcribed by Linda Blum-Barton, 4/2007)

John T. Brogdon was born in February, 1836, and died Nov. 6, 1906, aged seventy years and six months.

He had resided all of his life in Fayette County, Ga. As a citizen he was progressive, upright and law-abiding, just to himself, and true to his God and country, always taking an active interest in the affairs of his county and state, and in the civic affairs of his community.

He joined New Hope Baptist church August 9th, 1890, and was Baptized by Rev. James Speights, and was ordained a deacon Oct. 1892, by a presbytery composed of Rev. J. C. Camp, Columbus Spier, Joseph Hart and W. W. Walker.

The duties of deacon he continued to discharge until failing health prevented him from attending church.

He was greatly afflicted for nearly three years before his death. He was a confederate soldier and served through the whole period of the civil war, was a member of Company "G" in the 44th Ga. regiment and was severely wounded in the service. His Christianity was of the faithful, hopeful and charitable kind, which makes one love his neighbor, his family, his church and all God's penitent children.

He left a widow, one brother, three sons and one daughter to mourn his death.

We hope and believe he has gone to the reward of the just, to live forever in the fellowship of all those whose names are written in the "Lamb's Book of Life." May his children and ours emulate his example in moral character, in faith, hope and charity. Therefore be it resolved,

1. That a copy of this memorial be spread on New Hope church book.

2. That a copy be sent to the Fayetteville News and to the Christian Index for publication, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family.
J. S. Thornton,
N. G. Walis,
W. F. Burdetl,

Adopted by conference, Feb. 2, 1907. W. A. Johnson, Moderator.  J. T. Walis, Church Clerk.

Mrs. M. A. Parrish desires to express through this medium most sincere thanks for the unexampled kindness shown herself and husband by the people of Fayetteville during Mr. Parish's late and fatal sickness. She also wishes to convey in language as strong as she may, some idea of the gratitude she feels towards these good people for the sympathy they have manifested since her husband's death. Whever she may go there will ever abide with her a deep and cherished affection for these friends in Fayetteville who have been so tender and true in this her great affliction.

Mr. Claude Adams, son of Judge K. V. Adams, of near Stop, was painfully wounded last week in his hips by falling from his wagon. Mr. Adams was hauling logs to a sawmill and was riding on a log not fastened. The wagon wheel struck a stump and threw young Adams off, and the log, which was about three feet in diameter, fell upon him and dislocated his hips. We are glad to learn that he is better, and that it is expected he will be up in five or six weeks.


The News has greatly improved. We hope it will remain better. We trust to see a letter from all the correspondents this week.
Miss Willie Simpson, of Corinth visited Miss Flossie Blalock Sunday afternoon.
Several of the young men of our community have gotten new buggies. Wonder what they are gong to haul in them.
Mr. Bud Waller and his brother, Ed, attended the singing at Riverdale Sunday.
We guess Mr. Jim Bottoms was all smiles last Sunday as he was in company with his best girl.
Miss Mamie Ward was in company with the Misses Ellis girls at Sunday school Sunday.
Messrs. Leonard and Earnest Blalock, of near here, visited Hopewell and Union Grove Sunday school last Sunday. and took dinner with Cleo Collier.
The teacher, Miss Jessie Thornton at Corinth has got a nice school at that place. The scholars enrolled number 30 or 40.
Little Julie Blalock of Corinth, visited Lizzie Simpson Sunday.
Mr. Jim Fleming and wife and little ones, of near Camp Creek, visited his parents Saturday night and Sunday.
Mr. W. N. Chapman and wife of near Fayetteville, visited the latter's parents Sunday.
We heard that the party at Mr. Reid's was highly enjoyed by all present Saturday night.
 We wonder who all received valentines last week. We bet Uncle Primus got a good one.
We are sorry to note that Mr. Bob Murphey, one of our Sunday school boys, is on the sick list. We hope he will soon recover.
We think Uncle Primus gave the News a good letter last week.

County Line.

Mr. Jessie Ison spent two days in Atlanta last week and while there purchased a young mule.
J. W. Moody and A. A. Coggin were in Griffin last Saturday.
Miss Bessie Moody and her brother Jay spent last Saturday in Haralson with their grandfather, Mr. Herndon.
Mr. J. W. Moody killed a hog last week that weighed six hundred and fifty pounds. Who can beat that?
Mrs. H. L. Hicks, who has been in bed for several weeks, is improving.
Messrs. Luss and Will Lynch spent Sunday with Mr. F. H. Woods.
Miss May Snead spent Saturday and Sunday at Woolsey.

Evening with Miss Burks.

Miss Clifford Burks, evening at "Hearts" last Friday was a delightful success. The color motif of red was carried out in decorations and every detail. The parlor was beautifully decorated with bamboo, red carnations and red hearts galore. After the guests arrived each one was given a white paper heart, with a red pencil attached and requested to write an original valentine in verse. These were, of course, very amusing--some very poetic and sentimental and some quite the opposite. Messrs. R. E. Church and J. B. Edwards tied for the prize, a beautiful handpainted hodak, Mr. Edwards drawing it. Afterwards, progressive hearts was played, the score cards being heart-shaped valentines. In this game Messrs. D. B. Blalock and J. W. Wis-tied for the first prize, a heart shaped box of bonbons, Mr. Wise cutting it. Mr. R. E. Church won the booby, a comic valentine. After most delicious refreshments were served, each guest was given a nut to crack, in which was found his or her fortune. Little Miss Jewell Burks, wearing a dainty lingerie frock, in white, with red sash, shoes and hair ribbons, presided at the punch bowl, which was served throughout the evening. Those present were Misses Kate Cousins, Claude, Emily and Neel Graham, Hazel Alexander, Lois Brown, Mamie and Clifford Burks, (can't read one line - looks like Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth and Mr. and Mrs. A. ? Huie and Goodwin Barnes, of Riverdale,) D. B. Blalock, of Jonesboro, Jno. A. Burch, of Inman, J. B. Edwards, R. E. Church?, J. W. Wise, C. D. Redwine and Dr. E. C. Seawright.

Friendship.  (Katharine.)

The farmers of this community are taking advantage of this weather and are plowing every day.
Sunday school here this week was flourishing.
Misses Eva and Cleo Mitchell visited Mr. and Mrs. Crane Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. G. A. Bibb & Son, John, spent Sunday with their grandmother, near Jonesboro.
The tacky party given by Misses Bessie and Genie Davis Wednesday night was enjoyed by all those present.
Miss Mary Babb spent several days with her sister, Mrs. Cox, last week.
Pearlous Dumas, formerly of this place, but now of Atlanta, visited homefolks Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Luma Calvere took a flying trip to Atlanta Saturday. We hope she didn't have the toothache as bad as she did not long ago.
Mrs. Charlie Dixon spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. Jeff Mitchell last week.
Mr. Jeff Mitchell was called upon to marry a couple Saturday afternoon, but as the license was not satisfactory, he didn't marry them.
Messrs. Jeff Mitchell and J. S. Lee made a business trip to Atlanta Monday.
Mr. Lump Cox passed through here going south Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gsie Jackson visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. McElroy, Sunday.

Hopeful Items.

Divine services at our church on last Sunday were well attended, preaching by Rev. Wm. Smith.
The Sunday night singing at the residence of Rev. G. W. Walker, gathered our young people in a good and interesting service.
Mrs. Francina Jackson, of Fayetteville, has returned home, after spending several days visiting relatives here.
Mr. Henry Jackson and lady visited Mr. John Coleman on last Sunday.
Mr. Walt Walker and Miss Mattie Orr spent Sunday afternoon with Miss Jesper Thornton.
Emory Coleman made his regular weekly visit to Mr. Jordan Thornton's on Sunday.
Miss Veria Walker visited Miss Luma Coleman Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Bryant Jackson is very sick at this time with grip.
W. G. Wilkins and his young daughter are very sick with the grip.
The people of our usually healthy community are at this time greatly afflicted with colds.
Sam Thornton's new house is nearing completion.
Your scribe has planted garden seed, but it is not too late for others to plant until after Easter Sunday.

Legal Notices.

Georgia, Fayette County.
Will be sold, on the first Tuesday in March next at public outcry before the court house in said county within legal hours of sale, to the highest bidder for cash the following property, to wit: All that tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the city of Fayetteville, Ga., being four (4) acres of land known as part of old Muster Ground, and bounded as follows: On south by lands of J. R. Tarpley, on east by lands of W. L. Smith, on the north by lands of W. T. Glower and on the west by street leading from Mrs. R. M. Beadles' residence to land of J. W. Wise, being the land sold to T. V. Lester and deeded to him by W. L. Smith. Said land levied on as the property of the said T. V. Lester to satisfy an execution issued from the City Court of Fayetteville, said county, in favor of W. L. Smith against the said T. V. Lester; said property being in possession of the said T. V. Lester. The said T. V. Lester has been notified in writing as required by law.

This Feb. 1st, 1907.
F. B. Brown, Sheriff.


Georgia, Fayette county. To all whom it may concern: W. R. Hardy having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. Melvina Hardy, late of said county, this is to cite all of said county, this is to cite all and singular, the creditors and next of kin of Mrs. Melvina Hardy to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause, if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to W. R. Hardy on Mrs. Melvina Hardy's estate.

Witness my hand and official signature, this 4th day of February, 1907. S. B. Lewis, Ordinary.

Little Flock.

Miss Ella Mae Jones was the guest of her cousin, Miss Katie Belle Wesley, near Woolsey Sunday.
We are sorry to note that Mrs. J. B. Feltman is sick. We hope to hear of her improvement soon.
Miss Claudie Jones visited relatives at Woolsey several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Burch, of Inman, visited their daughter, Mrs. W. M. Harp, Sunday.
Mrs. R. N. Farrer and children visited her father, Mr. Edd Stephen, Sunday.
Several from near here went to the singing at Mr. Reese Jones's Sunday night and report a good time.
Mrs. Mamie Farrer spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Feltman.
Mr. Tom Stephen's new dwelling is now very nearly completed.
Mrs. A. J. McBride and Miss Mindy McBride spent Monday evening with Mrs. Hightower.
Miss Mae Culpepper, of Fayetteville, visited her cousin, Mrs. Harp, Sunday.
Miss Vassie Smith entertained at a valentine party last Thursday evening. After a most interesting game, in which Miss Mary Lou Graham received the prize, a beautiful picture, delicious refreshments were served.
See us before you buy your guano. We have what you want or will make it. W. B. Hollingsworth, manager.
We regret to note the illness of our postmaster, Judge J. W. Kitchens, who is confined to his bed with the grip.
Mrs. J. W. Farrer, a most excellent lady of Stop, died yesterday. She was 71 years of age.
Mr. H. P. Redwine, of Senoia, was here today with a honk machine.

Local Lightning.

Get the "Pride of Fayette" guano.
J. T. Williams visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. W. W. Redwine spent Tuesday in Atlanta.
L. T. Roberts and wife visited relatives in Senoia this week.
A child of W. J. has been very sick this week, but is better.
Mr. Ed Speer, of West Fayette, spent Sunday in Fayetteville.
Ordinary Lewis spent Tuesday in Atlanta, for the purpose of getting the pension money.
Mrs. J. W. Culpepper spent two or three days in Atlanta this week.
Miss Laura Brown spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
Mr. A. O. Huie spent Friday night and Saturday here with friends.
George, the son of Dr. G. W. Walis, who has been very sick, is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gay, of Atlanta, were the guests of their parents recently.
Mrs. J. W. Spier, of Oak Grove, was here last Friday, where her two daughters are in school.
Miss Mary Lou Graham is teaching school at Kenwood this week for Miss Fannie Butler who is sick.
Miss Kate Lou Travis is spending a week in Atlanta with relatives and friends.
Mr. C. O. Wallice, of Atlanta, spent Tuesday night with Dr. G. W. Wallis.
Miss Florine Thompson spent last Saturday and Sunday with relatives in Atlanta.
Mrs. W. A. Johnson is spending this week in Atlanta, the guest of her mother, Mrs. Emma Nunnaly.
Mr. and Mrs. Knigh. of Atlanta have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dickson recently.
Dr. and Mrs. Will Blalock, of Atlanta, spent Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Blalock.
We can give you cotton seed meal or blood goods. See us. W. B. Hollingsworth, Manager.
The Misses Graham have issued invitations to a progressive 42 party at their home this evening.
The one-year-old child of Mr. "Trus" Adams, who lives about three and a half miles west of Fayetteville, died Wednesday morning of pneumonia.
Get Your Fire Insurance from W. B. Hollingsworth, before your house gets burned up this windy weather.
It is with much regret that we note the removal of our postoffice. Our West Side citizens are very much up in arms about it. The removal will work much inconvenience to the business part of town.
It looks as if Fayetteville was doing some courting in Atlanta this week.

Cols. A. O. Blalock, W. B. Hollingsworth, J. N. Culpepper, and J. W. Wise were there Tuesday on legal business.
Fayetteville Nursery
The Fayetteville Nursery, Fayetteville, Ga., has a surplus of apple, peach, plum, pecan, fig, English Walnut, Carolina poplar, and sugar maple trees. In order to clean out this surplus I will sell apple and peach trees in all varieites at 5c. each, at the nursery. If you are in need of any of this stock
come at once. It will not last long. Call at my residence. B. Thornton. Fayetteville, Ga., Feb. 15.

Dr. J. T. Edwards.
Dr. J. T. Edwards offers his professional services to the people of Fayetteville and surrounding country. Calls answered day or night. Bell telephone No. 43 at residence.

Mountain Springs.

Bro. Snyder preached an excellent sermon at Union Chapel last Sunday. There was quite a large crowd out to hear him.

We are very sorry to report the illness of Mr. J. F. McLean. We wish for him a speedy recovery.

Misses Mattie Mae Lewis and Mary McLean visited Mrs. C. A. Dixon, near Inman, last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. C. W. Martin had the misfortune of getting a stock of fodder burned last Saturday afternoon.

The farmers are requested to meet at Mountain Springs, next Wednesday for the purpose of organizing a Farmers Union.

Miss Lizzie McLean visited Miss Pauline Whitaker one night last week.

We noticed in the items from Little Flock that they had plenty of old maids. We would like to say to them we have plenty of widowers. We will send them over.

We are very glad indeed to report Miss Allie Jones is better at this writing.

Oak Grove.

Sabbath school was well attended at Oak Grove last Sunday; We are glad to know that more of our older people are attending -- parents should go with their children.

Bro. Martin, of Senoia, preached a most able sermon at Glen Grove last Saturday from 2 Tim., 1:8: "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord."

A sabbath school was organized here this week with R. L. Arnold superintendent, Caspar Arnold secretary, Isaac Whatley chorister, Miss Sudie Arnold, organist. The prospects are good for a most interesting Sunday school. Teachers will be appointed next Sunday.

The public school is again well attended this pleasant weather. The assistant teacher, Miss Louvale Brown, was not able to be in school last Friday on account of an attack of lagrippe.

The "Union Meeting" at Ebenezer last week was well attended. The people were disappointed in not hearing the state lecturers but were entertained by Oscar Gray, of Coweta, and Messrs. Graham and Dixon, from Fayetteville. Our able commissioner sounded the keynote when he said "educate our boys and girls and have them apply their learning when they farm."

Ebenezer school has taken another step forward in the educational line -- their building is being furnished with patent desks. Every school should have them. This speaks well for the teacher, Miss Mamie Burks.

Petition for Charter - Fife Mercantile & Hardware Company

Georgia, Fayette County.
To Superior Court of said County: The petition of R. E. L. Fife, E. P. Mize, G. H. Guy, J. T. Adams and W. A. Turnipseed, all of said State and County, respectfully shows:

That they desire for themselves, their associates, successors and assigns to become incorporated under the name and stayle of "Fife Mercantile and Hardware Company."
The term for which petitioners ask to be incorporated is twenty years, with the privilege of renewal at end of that time.
That the stock of said Corporation is to be Ten Thousand Dollars, divided into shares of One Hundred Dollars each. The petitioners however, ask the privilege of increasing said capital stock from time to time as they may see proper to an amount not to exceed in the aggregate of Fifty Thousand Dollars.
The whole of said capital stock of Ten Thousand Dollars has already been actually paid in.
The object of the proposed corporation is pecuniary profit and gain to its stockholders. Petitioners propose to carry on a retail dry goods business and to deal in dry goods, notions, shoes, hardware and all other goods usually carried on in a general mercantile business at wholesale and retail. Buying and selling for cash or on credit all such articles and things as may be profitably handled, bought and sold in connection therewith; acting as general or special agents for other persons or companies or corporations in selling or handling any articles or class of articles of merchandise as they may see proper in connection therewith, or usually or conveniently handled, and to make contracts to act as such agents and to exercise usual powers as do all usual necessary and proper acts which pertain to or may be connected with the business afore said mentioned, including business in a general millinery line.
The petitioners further ask for the right and power to buy and sell real estate, mules, or any other kind of real or personal property that they may
desire to buy and sell and handle in connection with said business aforesaid mentioned. Further ask for the right to have a common seal, sue and be sued, and do all other things allowed by law to incorporation of this kind.
The principal office and place of business of the proposed corporation will be in the city of Fayetteville, Fayette County, Ga.
Wherefore petitioners pray to be made a body corporate under the name and style aforesaid, entitled to all the rights, privileges and immunities and subject to the liabilities fixed by law for incorporations of this kind and character under the laws of Georgia.
This January the third, nineteen hundred and seven. J. W. Wise, Petitioners's
Clerk's Office, Fayette County, Ga.
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original petition filed in my office and a true extract from the minutes of Superior
Court of said County.
J. W. Graham, C. S. C.

Emmie Reeves

On Thursday an???????? 7, just as the sun was setting in the western horizon, God's finger touched Miss Emmie Reeves and she fell asleep, and then began the life immortal. Yes, gone to dwell with Jesus, whom she loved and served so well during her short journey upon this earth.

Sixteen years ago a little girl, modest and unassuming, entered the sabbath school at Woolsey, and took her place in the primary class. No one advanced more rapidly in Bible study and music; whether in the class or at the organ, she was faithful and true; so much so that she gained the love and esteem of all her classmates and teachers. Not long after her connection with the school she gave her heart to God, and soon thereafter she made a public profession of her faith, while her constant and faithful attendance at the Sunday school and church constrained every one who was acquainted with her beautiful traits of character to believe and say that Miss Emmie walked with God, who has now taken her to himself. Her faithfulness and devotion were such that we urge both teachers and pupils to follow her example. We feel that we have sustained a great loss in being deprived of her sweet life, but we are submissive to God's will, knowing that He doeth all things well.

"Dearest Emmie, thou has left
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven we hope to
greet thee.
Where no farewell tear is shed."

We tender our sympathies to the father and mother, sisters and brothers in the great loss they have sustained. May God bless and comfort them!

Read and adopted by Woolsey Sabbath school Feb. 3, 1907. Ordered that a copy be spread upon the Sabbath school records. A copy be sent the family and a copy be sent the Fayetteville News for publication.
J. F. McLean,
R. P. Minter,
May Roberts,

Sandy Creek.   (Bobby.)
Several of our young people attended the singing at Baptist Rest last Sunday afternoon, and report a nice time.
Mr. Cook and family, of The Rock, spent Sunday with Mr. R. V. Adams and family, of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smith are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby boy born to them last Tuesday night.
We are sorry to know that Claude Adams was seriously hurt by a falling log last Thursday afternoon. However we are glad to know that he is improving at present.
Paul Chapman and wife, of Oak Grove, spent Sunday with Mr. Jim Walker and family, of this place.
Misses Mattie and Clio Gardner, of Fairburn, visited Misses Claude and Lillie Ward last Sunday.
J. W. Graham, of Fayetteville, passed through our burg one day last week.
Miss Clyde Adams visited Misses Berta and Cleitus Walker last Monday.

Libel for Divorce.
Mrs. Doshie Sims vs. T. J. Sims. Libel for Divorce, Fayette Superior Court, March Term, 1907.

State of Georgia, Fayette County. -- To T. J. Sims, Greeting: You are hereby required to be and appear, either in person or by attorney at the March term, 1907, of superior court of said county to be held on the 3rd Monday in March, 1907, to then and there answer the plaintiff's demand in an action for divorce, as in default thereof the court will proceed as to justice shall appertain.

Witness the Honorable E. J. Reagan, judge of said court this the 19th day of February, 1907.

J. W. Graham, Clerk Superior Court Fayette County, Georgia

Union Grove.

Sunday school was splendid here this week.
Singing at Mr. Brown's Sunday was enjoyed by all present.
Miss Clyde Adams, who is in school at Locust Grove, spent a few days with homefolks this week, having been called home on account of the death of Mrs. Rachel McEachern.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hewell, of Atlanta, visited Miss Sarah McEachern Saturday night.
Alton Shipp, of near Oak Grove, visited Mr. A. E. Adams and family Sunday.
Mr. Chester Adams has been absent from his school for several days on account of the illness of his brother, Mr. Claudu Adams.
Miss Hattie Cleveland, of Fayetteville, is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. Sadie Adams.


Miss Leila Roberts, who has been quite sick, is much improved at this writing.
C. R. Woolsey who is teaching at Hopeful was at home this week sick.
Ed Woolsey, of Newnan, spent Sunday with home folks at Woolsey.
Judge Derrick, of Hampton, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. R. P. Minter.
Mrs. R. M. Griffith, of Hapeville, is visiting her son, J. D. Griffith, of Woolsey.
Miss Lotchie Martin, of Brooks, enrolled this week as a pupil of Woolsey High School.

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