NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1909.
FOR LOW PRICES
On Groceries and
We anticipated the market, and bought very
heavily before the advance. We have
now in stock—
400 barrels Flour at miller’s cost.
4,000 lbs. Tobacco at factory prices.
750 gallons pure Georgia Ribbon Cane Syrup.
1,000 gallons New Orleans Syrup, from the lowest to the
3,0Q0 lbs. best Compound Lard, bought before the rise. We
can do you good on this lot.
One car-load Texas Rust-proof Oats, one car-load 80-Day
Our stock of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes is complete.
All farmers wanting supplies for their farms and
tenants, either for cash or on time, will
find it to their advantage to see
before placing their ac
counts for the
T. G. Farmer & Sons Co.
You are always welcome at our store.
For the past two years there has been general complaint
in February and March about stock not eating. We have at
last succeeded in finding a feed that will stop this talk. We
offer the best-balanced feed on the market—ALFACORN. You
may ask, what is Alfacorn? It is not a medicated stock food,
but pure Alfalfa Meal, choice Corn and Wheat products. Al
facorn is a green feed the year round, and an ideal mule and
horse feed. It is the best dairy feed on the market.
Alfacorn is the feed to use if your stock are sick. It is
the best and cheapest feed if they are well. It is the best feed
for brood mares.
Alfacorn is a boon to the city horse, that long-suffering
and patient animal who is tortured day after dav and year after
year by the lack of what nature intendeed —A GREEN FEED.
We have just received six hundred sacks of Alfacorn,
and want you to give it a trial.
H. C. Arnall Mdse. Co.
HIS MOTHER AND DICKY.
She’s a woman with a mission: ’tis her ambition
to reform the world’s condition, you will please
She’s a model of propriety, a leader in society,
and has a ffreat variety of remedies at hand.
Each a sovereign specific, with a title scientific,
for the cure of things morbific that vex the
For the swift alleviation of the evils of the na
tion is her foreordained vocation on this sub
And while thus she’s up and coming, always hur
rying and humming—this reformer of re
Her neglected little Dicky, ragged, dirty, tough
and tricky, with his fingers soiled and sticky,
is the terror of the town.
TOLD THE TRUTH FOR A DAY.
Resolution of n Man Who Would Be
Square With Himself.
This man made one New Year’s reso
lution. He resolved that he would tell
only the truth in small matters as well
as in large. His idea was that he
wanted to be square with himself.
On New Year’s morning he went out
for a little walk in his neighborhood.
The first man he met was an acquaint
ance who appeared to be quite proud
of a somewhat ornate pair of newly ac
quired tan shoes.
“Swell kicks, eh?” said the acquaint
ance to the man who had resolved to
tell the truth. “Like ’em?”
“Nope,” promptly replied the man
who wanted to be square with himself.
“I do not like them.”
“Oh,you don’t, hey?” huffily inquired
the acquaintance with the new tan
shoes. "What’s the matter with ’em?”
“Well,” replied the man who was de
termined to tell the truth, “I think the
shoes are too much embellished, as it
were. Moreover, they are too striking
a color and rather too youthful in gen
eral effect for a man of ypur age.”
“B’jinks, that’s a hot one to get right
after breakfast,” said the acquaintance,
decidedly miffed, and he picked up his
feet in the new shoes and beat it down
The next person met up with by the
resolver who was desirous of being
square with himself was a middle-aged
woman friend of his wife’s. As soon as
the usual holiday greetings had been
gone through with, she began at once
about her idolized daughter.
“Ethel,” she said, “is at the top of
her class at the high school again, and
everybody’s predicting such wonderful
things for her. Oh, no; she will not
become a bluestocking. I shall guard
against that, but it is comforting to
know that the darling is so extraordi
narily clever. Have you ever met a
more clever girl of her age than
The resolver hated to do it, hut;
“Yes,” he replied, “I have met quite
a large number of young women whom
I consider brighter and more clever than
Miss Ethel. I do not say this in dis
paragement of your daughter, please
understand. I merely express my
opinion in reply to your question.”
Whereupon, of course, the mother of
the remarkable Ethel took on an um-
braged exterior that caused her to look
like a hen with one chicken that
sees a hawk circling only a short dis
tance above the meadow. She went
her way without even nodding goodbye.
A little further down the street the
(ruth-teller came upon an old and rath
er fussy male friend. This old and fus
sy friend a few days before had written
ts a newspaper a half-column letter
upon the alleged inefficiency of the
street-cleaning service of his town.
Naturally enough, he imagined that
half the population must be excitedly
buzzing about the brilliance, depth and
research of that letter to the newspa
“Er—d’je see that little thing in the
” naming the paper, “signed with
m.v name, about the outrageous ineffi
ciency of our street-cleaning service?”
proudly inquired the old friend after
the usual exchange of greetings.
“Yes,” replied the resolver, “I read
“Did, eh?” said the old friend, ob
viously pleased and Hushed up over his
achievement. “Well, how d’je find it
“I cannot say that I did,” replied
“Wha-wha-what! You didn’t like
it?” stammered the old friend, acutely
chagrined, as thfe expression of his
countenance clearly denoted.
“No,” replied the resolver, “I did
not care much for it.”
“Er—would you be good enough to
inform ms,” stiffly and somewhat flab-
bergastedly inquired the old friend,
“what you found in connection with
that published letter of mine—a letter
which all of my friends have mentioned
to me in terms of approval if not of
high praise—would you mind stating,
sir, what you found in that letter that
“Oh, nothing at all objectionable,”
replied the resolver. “Nothing like
that at all.”
“Then, sir, what ailed the letter?”
“Well, since you press me upon that
point, I found the letter dull, uninter
esting, rather over-written as to the
facts, a bit pompous and generally me
HON. JOS. M. BROWN, who is Newnan’s guest to-day.
The old friend’s face became purple,
and his mouth twitched as the resolver
moved on his way, deeming it unwise
and perhaps unkind to prolong the col
Further along, the resolver came
upon a rather over enthusiastic and
garrulous little elderly lady just as the
latter was emerging from a photograph
“Why, how-de-do?” exclaimed the
garrulous little woman friend. “I’ve
just been getting my niece’s photo
graphs. Here, I simply must show
you one of them,” and she fished a
packet of photographs out of her reti
cule and exhibited one of them to the
The photograph represented a young
person with a somewhat snubbv nose
and more or less invisible eyebrows and
the peevish expression of countenance
which many of the young persons of
the present day imagine to be Gibsonish
and fetching and chic.
“Now, isn’t Emily, my niece, the
most splendidly bee-yu-tiful creature
in the whole wide world?” rapturously
inquired the garrulous little elderly
woman, holding up the photograph.
He tried to duck the question by re
maining silent as he examined the pic
ture, but she wouldn’t stand for that
“Isn’t she,” persisted the elderly
woman friend, "the most noble looking,
the most triumphantly bee-yu-tiful girl
you ever saw in all your born days?”
and she looked squarely at the man who
meart to tell nothing but the truth.
“Well, no, I couldn’t go so far as to
say that,” he replied, cornered. “Real
ly. I could not in truthfulness go so far
as that. ”
“How?” snapped the garrulous wo
man friend. “You don’t consider my
niece, Emily, pretty?”
"I did not sav that, I believe,” said
the resolver. ”[ said that I did not
consider her the most triumphantly
beautiful girl that I ever saw in all my
j born days.”
“Well, you certainly are becoming
peevish and intolerable as you grow
older, and ’deed I should hate to be
your wife. How I do pity the poor
woman!” snapped the little okl wo
man, chucking the photographs into her
She went her way, mutteiing to her
self, and her eyes agleatn with wrath.
On his way home the resolver caught
a seat on a surface car alongside a
j neighbor of his who pays great atten
tion to national politics.
“Well, they can knock Teddy all they
want to,” said this neighbor when ho
got into the swing of his favorite topic,
“but he’s the only incorruptible man
in public life to-day. Am I right?”
The resolver tried to duck that one,
too, by remaining silent.
“Say. look a-here, don’t you agree
with me about Roosevelt?” inquired
the neighbor with the politics bug,
“No,” then replied the resolver, “I
do rot agree with you.”
“Oh-ho, you don’t, hey?” testily in
quired the neighbor. “Well, what
causes you to disagree with me?”
“There are many reasons why I dis
agree with you,” replied the resolver.
“For one thing. I never was a great
admirer of Mr. Roosevelt. For anoth
er, I know that there are a great many
incorruptible men in American public
life besides Mr. Roosevelt.”
“Huh, and I thought all the time
that you believed in honesty in poli
tics. ” sniffed the neighbor.
“I do,” replied the truth-teller.
“Well, you’ve got a danged queer
way of showing it, that's all I’ve got to
say,” said the neighbor gruffly.
The truth-teller is still standing by
his one New Year’s resolution, but he
is losing lots of friends, and no predic
tion can he ventured as to how long he
New York Tribune.
The growth of the Christian churches
of the United States in the year 1008
was not so rapid as in any one of the
preceding five years, according to sta
tistics of all the religious bodies just
compiled by Dr. H. K. Carroll, of New
York. In the report are included only
church members in the United States.
In all Christian churches in this coun
try—Protestant and Catholic —- there
are now 34,288,543 members. Of this
total 12,094,656 are credited to the Ro
man Catholic church. In all the
churches 720,047 communicants were
added in 1908, far less than was the
gain in 1907, which was reported as 1,-
241,286, but more than half of that to
tal was credited to the Roman Catholic
Church, whereas for 1908 the Roman
Catholic increase is only 298,843. This
leaves the total Protestant gains for
the two years, respectively, 571,434 in
1907, and 421,804 in 1908. Compared
with the results of the Government cen
sus of 1890. the new figures show that
in the eighteen years the number of
communicants has grown from 20,-
618,307 to 84,282,643, an increase at the
rate of 66 per cent. The number of
ministers has grown from 111,036 to
166,725, an increase of 49 per cent. In
1880 there were 142,639 churches; now
there are 218,049. Religious bodies
having more than 25,000 communicants
each, in order according to size, are:
Roman Catholic 12,049,656
Methodist Episcopal 8,112,448
Baptist (South) 2,054.301
Baptist (colored) 1,864,877
Disciples of Christ
Lutheran Synod Conference..
African Methodist (Zion)
Lutheran General Council....
Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
Lutheran General Synod 280,978
United Brethren 279,846
Presbyterian (South) 269,733
“ A few of the denominational bodies
show decreases in membership as com
pared with last year. The largest de
crease is that of the Presbyterian
church, North, for which 33,816 fewer
communicants is reported than a year
ago. The falling off is statistical
rather than actual, however, for it is
caused bv a readjustment of the num
bers added from the Cumberland Pres
Notwithstanding the tendency of ex
isting denominations to unite and fed
erate their efforts, there are continual
ly being added new denominations to
the total in the United States. The
Government census of 1890 reported 143
denominations. The present statistics
show 155, an increase of 12. Six of
these were reported for the first time
this year. Three of them were created
by division in the Disciples of Christ,
the Church of the New Jerusalem, and
the Christian Science Church. There is
also a new Holiness body, a new one in
the Methodist family, and a negro
Gossips Discuss Georgia Governor
Atlanta. Feb. 13.—Although it is
more than four months before Gover
nor-elect Jos. M. Brown will be inaugu
rated, political gossips are already dis
cussing posssible candidates for 1910.
A few days ago the name of Hon. G.
Gunby Jordan, the well-known cotton
manufacturer of Columbus, was “prom
inently mentioned” in connection with
the Governorship in papers all over the
State. Some of them published two-
column pictures of Mr. Jordan, and
people began to ask “What’s all this
about G. Gunby Jordan running for
Governor?” The trouble was taken to
run the matter down, and it was found
that it occurred something like this : It
seems that the suggestion was made in
the Columbus newspapers that Mr. Jor
dan become a candidate, this being in
espouse to a strong sentiment on the
subject- a sentiment by no means lo
cal. Nothing that was said or intima
ted by Mr. Jordan authorized this
friendly boom, but it simply originated
among those who knew him best by
reason of their knowledge of his fitness
for the office. As a matter of fact, Mr.
Jordan was in New York at the time,
and in blissful ignorance of the fact
that his name and the Governorship
were being linked, until the Georgia
papers reached him. It is stated au
thoritatively that lie will not be a can
didate. Almost as well founded, it ap
pears, are the efforts to read into the
race for Governor two years hence At
torney-General John C. Hart and Com
missioner of Agriculture T. G. Hudson.
A couple of county papers in widely
separated sections of the State com
mented on the possible candidacies of
these two well-known officials. An At
lanta paper published the clippings
simultaneously. The day following Mr.
Hudson was called up by telephone.
“That you, Tom?” asked Judge
Hart, who was on the other end.
“Hello, Judge; what can I do for
you?” asked the Commissioner.
“Just wanted to assure you that I
will not oppose you in your race for
Governor,” the Attorney-General re
“Well, you can have a free field so
far as l am concerned,” the Commis
sioner of Agriculture responded.
Both made positive statements that
there was absolutely no ground for
connecting them with the race in any
manner whatever. They are not can
didates, they stated, anil their ambi
tion does not run in that direction.
"Why,” said Commissioner Hudson,
“to tell you the truth, I like politics
too well, and when a man gets through
being Governor he has to quit being a
politician, for he is out of it after that.
I think for the present 1 would prefer
to stay where I am.”
Judge Hart expressed appreciation
of the kindly expressions of his friends,
but said he positively had no intentions
or ambitions in that direction.
The truth is, if there is any opposi
tion tq Governor-elect Brown two years
from now, it will come from the ar
dent following ol Gov. Hoke Smith.
Some of the friends of the latter confi
dently believe that it is his purpose to
oppose Mr. Brown two years hence,
while others indulge the belief that
Gov. Smith is going out after the U. S.
Senatorship against Bacon. It is well-
known that the Senatorship is his ulti
mate political ambition.
It is generally believed that Gov.
Smith will return to the practice of
law following the conclusion of his
term. It has also been stated that he
will go on the lecture platform. It is
the G wernor’s purpose to deliver a lec
ture at a number of points dealing with
the South and its attitude during the
war, hut it is said he does not contem
plate taking the lecture platform in the
sense usually understood. He has been
in great demand as a lecturer and
speaker, and there is no question that
he will be frequently called upon iri
There is no doubt that Governor-
elect Brown is entrenching himself
strongly in the good graces of the peo
ple, and while echoes of a stubborn op
position to him are still heard now and
thf-n, it is unquestioned that he is even
stronger with the people as a whole
than at the time of the primary which
resulted in his election.
If things go well, therefore, he will
be a candidate difficult to defeat. His
friends now consider that only the re
turn of financial troubles, or some un
fortunate error which they do not ex
pect him to make, could defeat him for
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