NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1909.
Construction is as important as
style or fabric. You get the best in
our “CURLEE” Pants. Each gar
ment has the correct style, high
quality, perfect fit and big value that
have made the “Curlee” a “repeater”
We also carry a full line of the cele
brated “Clansman,” “Americas” and
“Jefferson” brands of oxfords.
Remember, we are always prepared
to supply your wants in heavy gro
ceries, either for cash or on time.
T. G. FARMER
& SONS CO.
A SPRING DAY.
Soft! the day awakes!
Its blushing face now peeps
From o’er the eastern hills and makes
All Nature smile, and birds their carols sing.
Lo! it lives its life—
The sand falls through twelve times;
The busy work! goes on in strife,
And sees no beauty in the perfect day.
Click! the wheel of time
Has passed another cog;
And, lo! the evening song-birds chime
The passing of a bright and huppy day.
Hush! the day is dead!
Upon its azure mound
Myriad daisies have been spread.
Which bob and twinkle in the breath of God.
— [Chns. Raymond Crane.
Newnan, Ga.. April 27, 1909.
HISTORY OF 14TH AMENDMENT.
Come, Let Us Show
C OME, let us show you through our new building and see what
an immense stock of goods we have. On the first floor, as
you enter from Court Square, we have our dry goods depart
ment, where we carry at all seasons one of the largest stocks of
goods in the city, consisting of Shoes, Slippers, Hats, Caps, Dress
Goods of all kinds, Clothing, Overalls, Crockery, Shirts, Hosiery,
Underwear, etc. C,After showing you through this department,
we go into the Buggy Emporium, where we sell two of the best-
known buggies—and both made in Georgia, These are the “White
Star,’’ made by the Atlahta Buggy Co., and the Jackson G. Smith
Barnesville Buggy. We keep from twenty-five to thirty-five bug
gies on hand all the time, and are glad to show them. In this de
partment we also have harness of all kinds, at prices to suit every
one. CLNext, we carry you to the Grocery Department, where
you will see the largest stock of heavy groceries to be found in a
retail store. Here we can supply you at all times with Oats,
Hay, Bran, Lard, Meat, Flour, Salt, Sugar, Coffee, Corn, and
everything in Groceries. C.Come to see us and let us show you
through. We will be glad for you to visit us.
Some Facts Recalled Are of Interest
to Everyone The Amendment
Was Illegal, and Force Was
Used to Secure its Passage,
Now Orleans Picayune.
Representative Bennett, Republican,
of the Seventeenth New York district
in Congress, has introduced a bill to re
duce representation in Congress and in
Presidential elections of the Southern
States, under the authority of the Four
teenth Amendment to the Federal Con
stitution in proportion to negroes, who,
he alleges, have been deprived of their
votes in these States.
His bill would decrease thp represen
tation as follows: Alabama, from 9 to
5; Florida, 3 to 2; Georgia, 11 to 6;
Louisiana, 7 to 4; Mississippi, S to 3;
North Carolina, 10 to 7; South Caroli
na, 7 to 2; Tennessee, 10 to 8; Texas,
16 to 13; and Virginia, 10 to 7.
This is an old gag which has been
brought up against the South ever
since the Fourteenth Amendment was
declared to have been adopted July 23,
That was during the enforcement of
the infamous reconstruction laws that
were imposed upon the Southern States
after the Civil War, and when they
ratified, or are alleged to have ratified,
the war amendments, they were being
ground under the heels of military des
potism, and whatever these States did
in the way of ratifying was done under
intimidation and compulsion.
Senator Money, of Mississippi, has
just introduced in the body of which he
is a member a resolution directing the
Attorney-General of the Ignited States
to submit to the United States Su
preme Court all the information avail
able relative to the adoption of the
amendment, so that the court may de
termine the legality of its adoption,
as he proposes to have the matter
tested if possible.
According to the National Constitu
tion, that great charter of the rights
of the States and of the liberties of the
people in their relation to the powers
of the General Government, can be
amended by having the desired amend
ment proposed by a resolution of both
Houses of Congress, and, after adop
tion by them, ratified by three-fourths
of the States of the Union. This re
quirement is alleged to have been duly
complied with, and the ratification by
the several States is thus given out:
Connecticut. June 30, 1866.
New Hampshire, July 7, 1866.
Tennessee, July 19, 1866.
Oregon. Sept. 19, 1866.
Vermont, Nov. 9. 1866.
New York, Jan. 10, 1867.
West Virginia, Jan. 16, 1867.
Kansas, Jan. 18, 1867.
Maine, Jan. 19, 1867.
Nevada. Jan. 22, 1867.
Missouri, Jan. 26, 1867.
Indiana, Jan. 20, 1867.
Minnesota, Feb. 1. 1867.
Rhode Island. Feb. 7, 1867.
Wisconsin, Feb. 13, 1867.
Pennsylvania, Feb. 13, 1867.
Michigan, Feb. 15, 1867.
Massachusetts, March 20, 1867.
Nebraska, June 15, 1867.
Iowa, April 3, 1868.
Arkansas, April 6, 1868.
Florida, June 9, 1868.
Louisiana, July 9, 1868.
Alabama, .July 13, 1868.
The following States ratified the
amendment and subsequently rescinded
New Jersey, ratified Sept. 11, 1866, on sixteen years. She not only cooks
and withdrew in April, 1868. ' [ the meals, but does all the marketing,
Ohio, ratified Jan. 11, 1867, and with- looks after the grocer, the baker and
drew in January, 1868. , the icer 'ian. She pays the bills, and
The following States rejected the i never once has suggested giving no-
Delaware, refused Feb. 8, 1867.
Maryland, refused March 23, 1867.
It is plain enough that the Southern
States of Georgia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Texas and Virginia,
after having rejected the amendment,
were forced to withdraw their action
and consent to ratification. If these
five Southern States, which ratified
under compulsion, and the two North
ern States of New Jersey and Ohio,
which ratified and subsequently re
scinded their ratification, and the three
loyal States of Kentucky, Delaware
and Maryland, that never ratified the
amendment, making in all ten, be
subtracted from the then whole num
ber of thirty-six States, it is seen that
the Fourteenth Amendment was never
legally ratified by three-fourths of the
whole number, since only twenty-six
would be left of the thirty-six, where
as, three-fourths would require that
twenty-seven had voted.
Such are the facts from the official
record recognized by Congress, but it
is not likely that the despotic acts
which were perpetrated to force the
Fourteenth Amendment into the Con
stitution, after standing and being
made the basis of national legislation
for forty years, more or less, will be
disturbed by any court or tribunal or
by Congress. It would be an official
acknowledgment of a most infamous
wickedness perpetrated to perpetuate
the domination of the Republican par
ty by fixing its will upon the American
people by fastening it in the National
How many, in all climes, in all ages,
call sadly and regretfully to mind the
thousand golden opportunities forever
lost! The lesson is beautifully taught
in the following Indian legend:
“There was once a beautiful damsel
upon whom one of the good genii
wished to bestow a blessing. He led
her to the edge of a large field of corn,
where he said to her:
“ ‘Daughter, in the field before us the
ears of corn, in the hands of those who
pluck them in faith, shall have talis-
manic virtue, and the virtue shall be
in proportion to the size and beauty of
the ear gathered. Thou shalt pass
through the field once and pluck one
ear. It must ne taken as thou goest
forward, and thou shalt not stop in thy
path, nor shalt thou retrace a single
step in quest of thine object. Select
an ear full and fair, and according to
its size and beauty shall be its value to
thee as a talisman. ’
“The maiden thanked the good genii,
and then set forward upon her quest.
As she advanced she saw many ears of
corn, large, ripe and beautiful, such as
calm judgment might have told her
would possess virtues enough, but in
her eagerness to grasp the very best
she left these fair ears behind, hoping
that she might find one still fairer.
At length, as the day was closing, she
reached a part of the field where the
stalks were shorter and thinner and
the ears were very small and shriveled.
"She now regretted the grand ears
she had left behind, and disdained to
pick from the poor show around her,
for here she found not an ear which
bore perfect grain. She went on. hut
alas! only to find the stalks more and
more feeble and blighted, until in the
end, as the day was closing and the
night coming on, she found herself at
the end of the field without having
plucked an ear of any kind. No need
that the genii should rebuke her for her
folly. She saw it clearly when too late. ”
“Oh, tut!” ejaculated Mr. Hollister
when Binks had got through with his
hard luck story about the difficulties of
housekeeping in the suburbs. “That
kind of talk makes me weary. The
everlasting tommy-rot about not being
able to keep a cook more than a week
ought to be dropped. Why, the cook in
my house has been with me for going
Jean* for “Little Joe.”
Down in Georgia, where, since “Lit
tle Joe’’ Brown’s election to the Gov
ernorship, the wicked have ceased
from troubling and the weary are at
rest, they are getting ready for the in
auguration. This interesting event is
scheduled to take place during the
gladsome June time, and it is going to
be the most strenuously simple change
in administration known to the history
of that grand old State.
“Little Joe’’ Brown is the gentleman,
you know, who recently suppressed the
biggest noise Crackerland ever heard.
He gumshoed his way from modest in-
conspieuousness to the executive man
sion in Peachtree street, Atlanta—and
that, too, long before the lease of the
Hop. Hoke Smith thereon was sup
posed to be marked for a finish. Mr.
Brown is a veritable Hercules of
shrinking self-effacement. If there is
anything in this world be hates more
than he hates ostentation and show, he
has forgotten what it is, and does not
want to remember. A silk hat invaria
bly gives him the shivers, and a Prince
Albert coat knows no abiding place in
his sartorial philosophy. Mr. Brown is
the champion unpretty man in all Dix
ie, and glories in it—always and ever,
however, with repressed emotion, and
after his own quiet fashion.
Wherefore, we marvel not to learn
that “Little Joe’’ is tq, be sworn in
iressed in a suit of Georgia jeans,
made in a Georgia factory, owned and
managed by a Georgian to the manner
born. There is to be no tooting of
horns or beating of tom-toms at this
inauguration. The grand, glittering
and gorgeous display of other days is
to be conspicuous by its absence. No
where is the demon of predatory
wealth and plutocratic audacity to rear
its horned head or display its cloven
hoof. The Governor-elect proposes to
ride to the capitol, not in an automo
bile or behind prancing and caparisoned
steeds, but on a plebian street car, and,
we suspect, hanging to a strap. As to
the ceremony of taking the oath of of
fice, any handy Justice of the Peace
will do that, just so he makes a quick
job of it, and permits the new Governor
to get busy governing without any
fussing, fuming, fretting or strutting.
What more fitting array for this se
verely democratic occasion than a suit
of “home-made’’ jeans? It is a mas
terly idea, horn of a masterly mind—a
conception such as is permitted only to
those few rare souls of this world who
are able to discriminate unerringly in
respect of the eternal fitness of things.
Oh, you “Little Joe!” No wonder
you are Governor-elect of Georgia.
You may not be weighted down with
medals won in beauty contests, but you
have a way with you ! Our hat is off to
you, and into the Governorship you will
carry our very best wishes, along with
those of your immediate neighbors and
The Great Pyramids.
The cost of the labor and material
necessary to duplicate the great pyra
mid of Gizeh at the present time would
amount to considerably more than $50,-
000,000, according to a paper road be
fore the Society of Engineers in New
York City by E. S. Wheeler. The cost
of the material alone is estimated at
This structure, one of the wonders of
the world, is founded on solid rock at
a depth of about 120 feet below the sur
face level and rises to a height of 454
feet. Its base covers an area of almost
Mr. Wheeler’s scheme for the repro
duction of this pyramid contemplates
first the setting of a base of concrete.
This would represent about 2,000,000
cubic yards of material and would cost
at least $10,000,000. The estimate for
the superstructure is about $3,000,000,
and it would contain 3,313,000 cubic
yards of backing stone and 140,000 cu
bic yards of facing stone. Mr. Wheel
er’s estimate of labor is 2,400,000 days.
These figures are cited to show the
great engineering ski 1 of the Egyp
tians and the fact that no task in con
struction appeared to be too large for
a people whose extant monuments
ratification and subsequently adopted ! tice ‘ What’s more, she looks after the showed their patience and ability to
H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO.
i Georgia, rejected Nov. 13, 1867, and
ratified July 21, 1868.
j North Carolina, rejected Dec. 4, 1866,
land ratified July 4, 1868.
South Carolina, rejected Dee. 20,
J1866, and ratified July 9, 1868.
! Georgia’s ratification, after having
j first rejected, was not considered satis-
children, darns their stockings, mends
my shirts when they need it, keeps my
buttons sewed on, and—”
“I’ll bet you give her all sorts of
privileges,” retorted Binks.
“Yes,” said Hollister. “She enter
tains company in the parlor, has the
use of the piano whenever she wants
it, takes a dav off whenever she
factory, and so Gerogia ratified again-* Dieases', wears my wife’s clothes, and
Feb. 2, 1870.
Texas, rejected Nov. 1, 1866, and
ratified Feb. 18, 1870.
Virginia, rejected Jan. 19, 1867, and
ratified Oct. 8, 1868.
The following States not only reject
ed the amendment but absolutely re
fused at any time to ratify it, and up
to the present time have persisted in
that refusal. They are :
Kentucky, refused Jan. 10, 1867.
every now and then I take her to the
theatre with me.”
“You do?” roared Binks. “Well,
what does your wife say to that?”
“Nothing,” said Hollister. “She is
“Are you related to Barney
O’Brien?” Thomas O’Brien was once
“Very distantly,” replied Thomas.
”1 was me mother’s first child ; Barney
was th’ sivinteenth.”
overcome obstacles that would daunt
even the modern engineer.
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An officer, at a State camp, decided
to see for himself how his sentries
were doing their duty. He was some
what surprised at overhearing the fol
“Halt! Who goes there?”
“Friend—with a bottle.”
“Pass, friend. Halt, bottle.”
A cyclone is an il
wind that blows
The Point of View.
Harris Dickinson in Everybody’s.
“Uncle Ransom,” said the planter,
“you rode my best horse twenty miles
to that mullet supper Saturday night:
you kept him out all day Sunday, and
nearly killed him Sunday night. How
many times have I told you to let my
horse rest on Sunday?”
“Yes, suh, Marse Robert, dat’s so,
“How many times have I told you if
you didn’t quit that, you and I couldn’t
get along together on this place?”
“Dat sho’ is de trufe, Marse Robert.
You p’intedly tole mo dat—but a nig
ger jes’ naeherly forgits.”
“Every negro on this place believes
that he can do exactly as he pleases.”
“Dar now, bless Gawd, you sho’ done
spoke a parable—dese young niggers is
gettin’ mighty triflin’.”
“It has come to this, Ransom; tiiis
plantation is not big enough for you
and me. To-morrow morning we part;
you go your way and 1 go mine.”
The old negro looked sorely troubled
and bewildered. He glanced over his
shoulder at the rippling lake, the open
cotton, the perfectly level fields. Un
cle Ransom had been born on the plan
tation, and had never known any other
home. His heart went out in supreme
pity for the man who had to leave it.
“Well, Marse Robert, ef we jes’
can’t git erlong together—ef we’s jes’
boun’ ter sep’rate, would you mind
tollin’ me whar’bouts you ’spects ter
Shall I Be Spender or Saver ?
Ever since money was coined there
have existed two factions ; one arguing
that coin is round, therefore designed
to roll; the other contending that coin
is fiat, therefore it was made to lie
piled up. An overwhelming proportion
of young men have alfiliated them
selves with the former class. *
9 The modern young man is a money
maker, but not a money-saver. His
merit lies in his power to create; his
shortcoming is his inability to con
serve. Money is spent with as much
zest as it is earned.
Saving money does not mean barring
it from circulation in one’s own name.
Penuriousness is as disgusting as lav
ishness is disastrous. There is a happy
medium. Frugality is the rational
ground between spendthriftness and
parsimony. Thrift must be cultivated.
There is a great demand to-day for the
prudent young man. He stands higher
in the estimation of his employer than
the improvident employee. The man
who exercises good judgment in deal
ing with himself is likely to use the
same discretion in dealing with his em
Russell Sage claimed that it is possi
ble for every wage-earner to lay aside
twenty-live per cent, of his salary,
Economy teaches self-restraint.
The way the consumer itj eared for in
some of the tariff schedules reminds us
of the story of the darky who ilStfUtia 3
ted a loan of $10. He needed it only
for a month, and had no better security
to offer than an old mule and cart.
Accordingly it was explained to him
that the loan would cost him $2.50, and
it was further intimated that he was
playing in luck to get such good terms.
Afterwards he was discerned outside
the loan office contemplating the $7.50
with a puzzled look, and doing some
“What’s wrong?” asked a neighbor.
“Dare ain’t nulfin de matter,” said
the darky, “ 'cept if I had ’a ast fo’
dat loan fo’ foah months, ’stid der one,
1 wouldn't a got nothin.”
DO IT NOW.
Newnan People Should Not Wait
Until It is Too Late.
The appalling death-rate from kidney
disease is due in most cases to the fact
that the little kidney troubles are usu
ally neglected until they become seri
ous. The slight symptoms give place to
chronic disorders, and the sufferer goes
gradually into the grasp of diabetes,
dropsy, Bright’s disease, gravel or some
other serious form of kidney complaint.
I f you suffer from backache, head
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tions are_irregular of passage and un
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curing a box of Doan’s Kidney Pills at
Lee Bros.’ drug store, I used them ac
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