The New Era
RSTABL.ISHED IN 1882
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R. B. WALKER, EDITOR.
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DARLAS, GA., Sept. 24, 1«08.
TheStato Fair will open in Atlan
ta October 8.
The extra session*if the legislature
1 ist the state $!14,500.04.
It looked like old times to see so
many cotton wagons on the squaro
(lalnoBvlll will erect a statue to
General hongstreet, the famous con
Eugene IV. Challn, the prohibition
candidate for the presidency, will
speak at the Georgia State Fair In
Atlanta, Saturday, October 10.
Tlio Dallas Kin,) New Era la "hap
py on the way." Hear how It bursts
into song: "Our subscription list
gruweth and tho wind bloweth.”—
Llndnlo Free Liiuco.
From the expression on John Tem
ple Graves’face he must have had
h s picture taken Just before hemndo
t tin r. famous (hie) Chattanooga
speech lauding Roosevelt.—Dalton
A fanner of Thomas county says
that if farmers would try scattering
camphor halls among their corn when
they stored It they would find It very
effective In protecting the grain from
Tho macadamized road of 1 1-4
miles which Ordinary John Awtrey
has just completed on tho Mars 1I1II
road will compare with any Kentucky
pike. We hope tho tlartow, Chero
kee and Paulding county otllcials
will follow suit.—Acworth Post.
We would suggest to the city nlll-
cials that if all ditches and drains
wore cleaned out and kept open, and
no water allowed to stand, it would
be Impossible for the mosquito to
breed. It Is a well known fact, that
mosquitoes help to spread contagious
diseases and public safety’ demands
that they he exterminated.
It if a fact well known to the peo
ple of Paulding county that, the New
Era was one of the most ardunt sup
porters Governor Smith had any
where. Hut Hon. Jos. M. Brown re
ceived the nomination in the Juno
primary and wo feel honor bound to
support him in the October election.
Governoi Smith himself will support
Mr. Brown for he considers that by
entering the primary lie thereby
pledged himself to abldo the result.
We Intend to support tho whole tick
et nominated, state and county ofll
cers, for by voting In the primary we
pledged ourselves to do this.
THE NEW CONVICT BILL.
The extra session of tho legis
lature came te a close last Satur
day after a v ^ession of 26 days.
Besides a special tax on imita
tions and substitutes for beer
and the establishment of juve
nile courts, and one or two other
pieces of legislation in some way
connected with the convict ques
tion, a bill was passed abolishing
the lease system. It was only af
ter much discussion and many
Conferences that, a bill was agreed
upon which received a majority
of both houses of the general as-
s nilily. The governor has sign
ed the bill and after March iUst,
1009, the date of the expiration
of tho present lease contracts,
the lease system in Georgia will
come to an end.
Under the provisions of the
bill every county in the state
will be allotted its share of the
convicts, but if there are coun
ties not desiring convicts the
counties wishing more than their
share can secure them from out
of the number that would other
wise go to t|ie counties not using
them. It, is also provided that
after all the counties wanting the
convicts shall have been supplied
municipalities can take them at
$100 a year. Then in the event
all of the convicts are not dis
posed of in the ways stated then
the ones remaining may be dis
posed of as the prison commis
sion, with the consent and ap
proval as the governor may think
best. More stringent rules of
supervision than heretotqre ex
isting have baen adopted, and
some member of the prison com
mission is required to visit per
sonally every convict camp and
county road gang at least once in
every Bi* months.
It is expected that, the now law
will do away with the great evils
that have existed under the pres
ent system. The tax on substi
tutes for beer, etc., is expected
to defray the expenses of putting
into operation tho new law, The
loss of revenue to Ihe state was
one of tho chief objections urged
to tlie abolition of the lease sys
tem. But under the new plan
no doubt the convicts will be
treated more humanely and
by improving the public roads,
etc., tho people will doubtless de
rive greater benefits than they
now do from the hire of the con
The Home Tribune-Herald Is mak
ing an extra effort towards having
tlie Floyd county fair advertised.
The fair will lie held from September
201 h to October !lrd. A steer-plowing
contest will be held, ami to Ibis “on
ly editors and lawyers, and other
warpers of the truth, will be lie eligi
ble.’’ We should like especially well
to he present on tlie day when the
numbers of tho t.vo professions -
which are arch enemies to the truth
—will be there In force to participate
in tlie aforesaid contest. The Au
gusta Herald thinks tiiat Col. Lind
say Johnson, editor o f tho Tribune-
Herald lias been practicing for this
contest, for the Herald says: “It Inis
been reported that every morning at
sum ise he has hied him to a new-
ground, and while the dew drops
were glistering on the grass and the
perspiration on his brow, lie naviga
ted his plow pulled by his steer
among the stumps.” The railroad
fare from Dallas to Heine and return
will be $1.44) during tho fair.
A pleasing, good, high grade, truly
flavored, amber colored cup of coffee
can be bad—and without tlie realcof-
fee danger, or damnge’to health—by
simply using Dr. Bhoop’sncw substi
tute, called "Health Coffee.” Pure,
wholesome, toasted cereals, malt,
nuts,etc. make l)r. Hhoop’s Health
Coffee both healthful and satisfying.
No 20 to 80 minutes tedious boiling.
“Made in rt minute.” says Dr. Shoop.
If served as coffee, it's taste will
even trick an expert. Test it and ste.
Mold by E. M. Cooper.
To the White Voters
of Paulding County.
Four years ago tbe democratic
executive committee of l’aulding
county opened wide tbe doors
and invited all qualified white
voters, regardless of past politi
cal ailiiiations, to participate in a
white primary election for the
nomination of county otlicers.
The invitation was accepted, po
litical linos were wiped out, and
now for the past three elections
we have had the cleanest politics
the county has seen in many
years. Every white man in tlie
countv had a right to become a
candidate in the primary and the
person receiving the highest vote
became the nominee. If any
man wanted office why could he
not afford to trust his candidacy
to the WHITE people? Why
wait until the WHITE EEOPLE
have spoken and then come out
iu opposition their to candidate?
Practically the same ruleB have
governed the primary in all three
of the elections; yet, since the
election of June 4th, we have
heard from a certain source tlie
charge of unfairness. If the
rules were uufair, why did not
Mr. Independent say so before
June lth? And why did Mr. In
dependent vote in the primary?
Why did Mr. Independent try to
get office under the rules in 1004
and 1906 and work so hard for his
friends in 1908? Don’t you know,
Mr. Independent, that when you
took part in the primary that you
thereby endorsed its rules? And
that when you accepted appoint
ment as a delegate to the guber
natorial convention you thereby
endorsed the power that sent you?
Don’t you know that yon are in
consistent now to be making
charges against it that you know
are without foundation. You
are blowing hot and cold almost
at the sune time.
Under the rules governing the
primary, every man who voted
thereby pledged himself to .sup
port the nominees, and if chal
lenged was required to swear that
e would support the nominees.
Certainly then every voter who
participated iu the primary must
feel honor bound to support the
Had any voter, before the elec
tion, stated that he would not be
bound by the primary, we all
know that he would have been
refused the privilege of voting in
the primary. Then is not tiik vo
ter WHO RKPUSKS TO SUPPORT TIIK
NOMINKK GUILTY OP PRACTICING A
DKCKPTION ON TIIK VOTER WHO VO
TED IN GOOD FAITH?
The voter who cast his ballot
under a pledge of honor to sup
port the uominee and afterward
refuses to support the nominee—
has not tho voter thereby for
feited iiis pledge at the sacrifice
of his honor?
We are informed that some of
the independent candidates not
only voted but took active inter
est in the primary. We now de
sire to ask in all sincerity that if
these candidates have broken
their pledge of honor bv entering
the race against candidates who
were nominated at an election in
which these independent candi
dates participated, can we afford
to trust them?
We are populists, but wo en
tered into this white primary,
not as partisans, but as white
citizens of Georgia, and pledged
our honor to stand by its nomi
nees. We shall keep our pledge
and sunport the entire ticket,
from coroner to the top. We can
not afford to do otherwise. We
know the populists of this coun
ty to be honorable men, and as
such we appeal to' them to keep
tho pledge and support the men
you have helped to nominate.
Stand firm! There are princi
ples involved-that are more im
portant than the election of any
man or sec of men. The white
primary is the beRt safeguard
against corrupt politics. It is
now on trial for its life. Shall
we stand idly bv and permit a
few disgruntled pditicians to
defeat our candidates and destroy
forever the white primary? If
so, il means the return of the
disgraceful political conditions
that existed a few years ago.
The camp-fires will be seen again
burning at night surrounded by
drunden whites and blacks and
all the other nauseating condi-
tu#is that existed at ‘that time.
E. W. Dkan,
J. B. Thomas,
A. B. Olonts, Jk.,
W. T. F. Thomas,
II. E. Williams,
N. L. MoOlung,
J. B. Hurt,
It. B. Bullard.
Postoffice Clerks Elect Officers
Branch No. 42, of tho IBiited Na
tional Association of 1’ostofHce
(dorks hold a highly Interesting
mooting in room.240 Brown-Handolph
Imllding, In Atlanta last wouk.
Tho following officers were elected
for the ensuingyear: A. E. Ragsdale,
president; W. R. Hunt, secretary;
A. J. Coiiveps, treasurer.
Mr. A. E. Ragsdale, who was elec
ted president of the above associa
tion, is a son of Mr. T. J. Ragsdale,
Ethel, as lie is familiarly known,
is one of Paulding county’s most
promising young men, and we are
jiroud to know that ho stands high
hi tlie esteem of ills co-workers.
A Lazy Llvor
May bo only a tired liver, or a starved
liver. It would be a stupid as well as
savage thing to beat a weary or starved
Ban becauso lie lagged In his work. So
In treating the lagging, torpid liver it is
a great mistake to lush it with strong
drastic drugs. A torpid liver is but an
Indication of an ill-nourished, enfeebled
body whoso organs are weary with over
work. Start with tho stomach and allied
orguni of digestion and nutrition. Put
them In working order and see how
quickly your liver will become active.
Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery
has made many marvelous cures of "llvei
trouble " by Its wonderful control of the
organs of digestion and nutrition. It re
stores the normul activity of tho stomuch,
Increases tho secretions of tlie blood-mak
ing glands, cleanses tho system from poi
sonous accumulations, and so relieves tho
liver of tho burdens Imposed upon it by
the defection of other organs.
If you have bltteror bsd taste In tha morn
ing. poor or (Vyl able appetite, coated tongue,
foul breath, cokstlpatod or Irregular bowel*,
feel weak, eulljt tired, Respondent, frequent
headaches, pain ar dlitresliki "small of back.*
gnawing or dlanefacd leerlnr In stomach,
perhaps nausea.'diiSrfSir'qobr "rlalnga" In
throat after eating, and klnbtjX symptoms
of weak stomach and torpid llfw\ ggjiedl-
cine will relieve you more promptly or cuff
Permanently man lWor Pli-reTf
Golden Medical Discovery. Perhaps only
A part o^ tbe above symptom* will bo present
at one time and yet point to torpid liver or
biliousness and weak stomach. Avoid all
hot bread and biscuits, griddle cakes and
other indigestible food and take the "Golden
Medical Discovery " regularly and stick to Its
use until you are vigorous and strong.
The n Discovery n 1* non-secret, non-alco
holic. la a glyceric extract of native medici
nal roots with a full list of lta Ingredients
printed on each bottle-wrapper and attested
under oath. IU Ingredients are endorsed
asd extolled by the most eminent medical
writer* of the age and are recommended to
Cure the dlaeasAe for which It Is tdrlsed.
Don’t Accept a fubstitute x>( unknown
composition for this non-secret mjcdiciab
or known coMronmoar.
The Reason Why
You should po business with us is a sim
ple question you should ask and have an
swered: “Is the Commercial.- Savings
Bank a good bank, a SAFE bank, and a
DESIRABLE bank to do business with?”
Ask Mr. E. Davis, the President
Ask Mr. W. F. Meek, the Vice-Pres.
Ask Mr. P. F. Clark, the Cashier.
Ask all of our Directors; ask anybody of
this town and community who have been
doing business with us for a long time; ask
the people of standing and credit if we
stand for the advancement of our town
and community. Help us stand for pro
gress; come to see us; smile; “keep a-
goin’ ” and we will all be happy this year.
P. F. CLARK, CASHIER
Death of a Good Woman.
Mrs. W. A. (Jole died at her
home on Main street Friday night
after an illness of two weeks.
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. W. A. Cole, and a larg% fam
ily of children.
Tho remains were interred at
FriendshiD church. Rev. J. H.
Williams of this city conducted
We extend to the grief-strick
en family our sympathy.
After a comparatively long,
busy and useful lifo this good
woman died as she had lived—
honored, trusted and loved. She
reared her own monument while
she lived in tbe 1 earts of all who
knew her. Her life was com
pleted if work all done and well
done constitutes completion. Her
Christian life was beautiful from
its beginning to its close, and
through all the vicissitudes and
sorrows that she met in the. way,
her faith in God never wavered.
But she has left us and today the
autumn leaves fall upon another
grave that hides from our sight
all that is mortal of a true and
It will doubtless be interesting
to the citizens to know how our
school has advanced in attend
ance within the past few years.
Here are the figures as given
us by Prof. Ezzard who has
watched closely and zealously
every advance it lias made since
he was first elected principal:
On the opening day of school
ia Sept., 1903, there were pres
ent 102; on the same day in Sept.,
1904, 161; on the first day of
school 1905, 156; and the first day
1906, 158; on the first day 1907,
174; and on the first day 1908,
189. These figures show a gradual
gain each year for the past six.
For Salk—Fourth interest in
Spinks Bottling Works. A bar
gain for some one to buy interest
in good business. G. J. Spinks,
114 N. Boulward, Atlanta, Ga.
To tlie people of Paulding county:
T hereby make my announcement as
a candidate for tlio next, legislate re,
subject to the final election to beheld
In October next. I will very much
appreciate your support. Tills Sept.
8th, 11)08. VVkS. Kincaid.
To th< people of Paulding county:
I hereby announce my candidacy for
office of ordinary of Paulding county,
subject to tho final election to be held
in October, 11)08. I will greatly ap
preciate your support, and will, if
elected, discharge to the best of my
ability the duties of said office. Sin
cerely, D. F. Wills.
To the voters of Paulding county:
After having considered my own sit
uation and the dissatisfaction of the
people concerning the primary, lnow
announce myself a candidate for the
office of treasurer and and nslc you to
give me the office one term. I will
make you a good officer if elected.
W. S. Wkliikn.
To tho voters of Paulding county:
I hereby announce my candidacy for
office of tux receiver after a strong
solicitation of my friends urging me
jg> make the race I have decided to
:ao so. I will appreciate your Sup
port and if elected will serve tlie of
fice to the best of mv ability
W. A. Palmbr.
Tax Levy for 1908.
Georgia, Paulding County.
Court of Ordinary for sulci county, sitting
for county purposes, September adjourned
term, 1908: It is hereby ordered that the tax
collector of said county and his successors In
ofllce collect the following amounts for coun
ty purposes, and for public school purposes on
the taxable property of High Shoals public
school district for the year 1908, to-wit:
1st. To repair public buildings, to build
bridges or other public improvements,
according to contract, on each one hut -
dred dollars i2 C
2nd. To nay sheriffs, jailors or Mh«»r of
ficers’ fees that they may be legally en
titled to out of the county, on each one
hundred dollars 08c
Srd. To pay bailiffs for waiting on supe
rior courts, fuel, servant hire and sta
tionery, on each one imp dred dollars.. (»2c
4tli. To pay coroner’s fees, on each one
hundred dollars oic
5th. To pay jurors a per diem, on each
le hundred dollars pjc
6th. To pay support of paupersof county
as provided by law, on each one hun
dred dollars 05c
h. To pay rffTy other lawful charge
against the county, on each one huu-
dred dollars 02c
8th. To pay for working the pupllc roads
of the county as provided by Alterna
tive Road Law, on each one hundred
Total county tax on each ?t00 U2c
9th. And for public school purposes on
the property of High 8b»als school dis
trict as fixed by the trustees of said
school district and the county school
commissioner, as provided by law, on
each one hundred dollars noc
Slid amounts are hereby levied as provided
bv law. Given under my hand amt official
signature, this Sept. 14th. 1908
B. K. CHOKER, Ordinary.
To pay the County Police and
to Provide for Neces=
By His Excellency, Hoke Smith, Governor of
W1 .. Atlanta, Ga., August#24, 1908.
whereas, the General Assembly, at Its ses-
l ,on inUNiB, proposed an amendment to the
constitution of this State, as set forth in an
approved August 17.1908, to wit:
The following amendment to the Constitu
tion of the State of Georgia ig hereby proposed
by tlie House of Representatives of the Gener
al Assembly of said State:
“That article seven (7) section six (0) of the
Constitution of said State be amended as fol
lows, to wit:
“By adding to paragraph two (2) of said sec
tion and article the following words; to wit:
To pay the County Police, and to provide for
Now, therefore i, Hoke\Smlth, Governor of
said state, do toue this my proclamation here
by declaring that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution is submitted
for ratification or rejection to tlie voters of the
State, qualified to vote for members of the
General Assembly, at the general election to
be held on Tuesday. November 8rd, 1908.
„ _ lfOKJC SMITH, Governor.
By the Governor:
Secretary of State.
Money for the Farmer Only.
I can secure money for tlie fanner,
to be paid back by yearly install
ments—he giving deeds to Improved
farms, paying for abstract of title,
inspection foes and record of all title
to the lands. If the farmer will
need money he should see mo at
once. A. J. Camp.
Dallas, Ga., Sept. 1, li)08.
When you want nice fresh,
meats of any kind delivered
promptly, call at my mar
ket or phone your wants to
55. Will treat you just the
same as if you were to make
your own selection. Re
member mine is the only
market that has kept fresh
meats during the hot sum
mer months, and I feel that
your patronage rightfully
belongs to me, and it will
be highly appreciated : : ;
J. B. HILL