NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
VOL. X L I V
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1909.
If All stock feed is high, and going higher. Everybody
should sow Sorghum and Peas. In Sorghum seed we have
“EARLY AMBER,” “ORANGE” and “RED TOP.”
•[Try some of our Alfalfa ground feed,
and better than Corn or Oats.
It is cheaper
11 We have a fresh stock of International Stock and
H Medicated Sait Brick—the best physic for rundown
stock. Takes the place of salt, and is always ready, as
you only have to place the brick in your horse-trough.
If Chicken Feed—we have it, and CORNO is the best.
11 Cotton Seed Meal, Shorts and Bran.
11 Four thousand pounds best Compound ALard at best
T. G. FARMER
& SONS GO
* IT WILL PAY YOU #
'*0* To get our prices before making your pur
chases. While we do not quote prices, if you
need anything in our stock we can make it
to your interest to come to see us. We have
no special sales days, but every day in the
year we have bargains, and if you want to spend
your cash where your money will go a long
way, we can prove to you that this is the best
place to spend it.
We make very attractive prices on all
summer goods—Shoes, Lawns, Laces, Straw
Just received 25 dozen Finck’s union-
made overalls, in every size.
Mason’s Fruit Jars and Jelly Glasses.
A full stock of Grocerfes on hand .all the
Summer rates on all goods. Come and
trade with us.
YE ABBREVYATEDDE COURTSHYPPE.
Dan Cupid sholte atte my swetehert’s herte,
Butte* shoo dodgod nnd ye nrrowe Mr..
Soe I took nyme atte hyr swete red do lippea
And, in apyte of hyr dodffeyner, 1 Kr.
Ye dere lytJe soul waa quyte dyrmayd;
Butte, expluyninrf 1 waa ye Dr.,
I quyek applyde more two-lippc salve
And in my armes* craydel Hr.
Shee whyapord that shee'd a syster bee,
And “Woldont 1 hee juste a Bro.?"
"Not muehe, pette!” I aayd: "trie thya, inated"—
Here I jentlie ffayve hyr Ano.
"My trewe luve, canst thou notte bee my bryde?’
I queatyoned*— and pressed for ye Ana,;
A softe voice behynde myne eare replyde:
"You’re soe pressyinjj, perhappee I Cans.”
Now, "Fnynte herte never vvonne laydie fayr” —
Noe, nor ever ehaynered Mi s to Mrs.
And ye luve a ma.vde, bee notte nfrayrie,
Butte when arrowes flie wyde trie Krs.
-LW. E. P. French.
A Complication in the Smiih-McLen-
If the Legislature should approve the
action of ex-Gov. Smith in suspending
Railroad Commissioner McLendon be
cause he refused to be guided in bis
official action by the port rates declara
tion of the Macon platform, what action
would it feel like taking in respect to
Railroad Commissioner Hillyer? Com
missioner Hillyer was elected on the
Atlanta platform. It was well under
stood that that platform was against
port rates. The men who shaped it were
against it, and so was the candidate for
Governor who stood upon it. Mr. Brown
was the candidate for Governor on that
platform, and in the previous campaign
he had written strong letters against
the declaration for port rates in the
Macon platform. If, therefore, the
Legislature thinks that Mr. McLendon
should be removed from the Railroad
Commission because he failed to stand
up to the declaration of the platform on
which he was elected, it ought, in order
to be consistent, take steps for the re
moval of Commissioner Hillyer, who
voted for port rates.
And what about ex-Gov. Smith’s at
titude? If for consistency’s sake he
removed Mr. McLendon, shouldn’t he
also have removed Commissioner Hill
yer? If he insisted that Mr. McLendon
should vote for port rates because
they were called for by the Macon plat
form, shouldn’t he also have suspended
Judge Hillyer for not obeying the At
lanta platform, the platform on which
he was elected? It looks a little that
But Mr. Smith may say that he had
no.interesj; in the Atlanta platform—
that his whole interest was in having
the Macon platform carried into effect.
But, as Governor, isn’t it his duty to
respect the will of the people in pref
erence to making a political record for
himself? It would seem so.
In the Atlanta platform the people
reversed themselves in respect to port
rates. Shouldn’t the Governor have
taken notice of the fact? And, if so,
should he not have called Judge Hillyer
to account for not complying with the
platform on which he was elected?
As we see it, however, Railroad Com
missioners are to be controlled by the
whims of politicians, or the policies of
political factions. Like judges of the
courts, they are expected to settle the
questions arising between the public
utility corporations and the people, and
also between these corporations and their
patrons, in accordance with justice and
the laws. They ought to be big enough
men to do that. If they are not, they
ought to be removed for lack of ability.
If they are made the creatures of polit
ical factions the public utility corpora
tions will be drawn into politics. But
the people don’t want corporations to
be active in politics. One of the com
plaints against them has been that they
tried to control the politics of the State.
And now we are confronted by a condi
tion of affairs wherein the Railroad
Commissioners-the judges who hold the
very lives of these corporations in their
hands—are in danger of being made the
creatures of a political faction.
H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO.
Paradox of Perspiration.
New York Mail.
People who perspire freely consider
themselves uncomfortable, and the sight
of their dripping countenances may suf
fice to render the bystander uncomfort
able, through involuntary sympathy.
Yet perspiration is nature’s way of
making a man feel comfortable in hot
weather. The process of surface evapo
ration to reduce temperature, which it
involves, has been imitated by man
throughout the torrid regions in cooling
water for drinking. Through perspira
tion alone he is enabled to live in a daily
temperature considerably in excess of
a hundred degrees. Through perspira
tion the surface of the body is kept at
two degrees cooler than the temper
ature of the blood and internal organs.
Nature evidently sets great store by
the sweating processes. To this end
she has equipped the skin of the body
with some 2,300,000 glands; and on the
palms of the hands and the soles of the
feet, where they are most numerous,
they run as high as 2,700 to the inch.
Time may be money, but somehow
we don’t find even silver dollars hang
ing heavily on our hands.
Raising Corn as Well as Cotton in
Cotton is still king down South, and
there is no reason to suppose that it will
be dethroned in our time. The cotton
that is exported represents a sum large
enough to pay our enormous balances
in Europe, for the expenses and pur
chases of tourists, for goods imported,
for transportation by sea, and for inter
est on foreign money invested in the
United States. But down South King
Cotton has occupied the field too exclu
sively. Ithasbeen too much the policy
to devote the entire energies of the
planters to that one crop, and then have
to use the money received for cotton to
buy things that ought to have been raised
at home, The South is getting away
from this unwise policy, and is paying
more attention to raising corn and other
food. In the ten years ending with 1906
the production of corn in the South was
nearly 700,000,000 bushels greater than
in the previous decade. The corn crop
of South Carolina alone increased by
over a million bushels a year. In order
to still further increase the crop of that
State the Legislature has offered a
series of prizes to be awarded to those
who can raise the largest number of
bushels on one or five acres. There are
separate prizes for boys. This is a
practical way to interest farmers in corn
growing and to secure the use of the
best seed and the best methods of fer
tilizing and cultivating. The contests
held in former years, the State Commis
sioner of Agriculture says, “have been
of immense value to the State in dollars
and cents, as has been demonstrated
by their influence upon the remarkable
advance made in the value of the corn
crop in South Carolina in the last two
years.’’ The production of corn natur
ally suggests the production of bacon,
and when that is done the people will
have bread and meat, even if the boll
weevil eats up the cotton crop.
Long Service as Senate Doorkeeper.
I. J. Stephens, of Newnan, Doorkeep
er of the present State Senate, first li lied
that position in 1S90-91 under the Presi
dency of R. G. Mitchell, of Thomas
county, and since then has served half
a dozen Senates in the same capacity.
He was elected Doorkeeper of the
present Senate over H. H. Stephens, of
Hall county, by a vote of 27 to 16. His
long service with previous Senates has
given him a familiarity with the duties
of the position that enables him to meet
promptly its every demand.
Mr. Stephens was born in Heard
county, where he owns a splendid farm,
which he still operates, although about
four years ago he moved to Newnan,
and has since made his home in that
He served three years as a soldier in
the Confederate army, enlisting with
the 59th Georgia, of which C. P. Wat
kins was colonel, and attached to Gen.
Cumming’s brigade. He was in all the
fighting from Perryville, Ky., to Jones
boro, Ga., surrendering finally at Greens
boro, N. C. As first lieutenant he com
manded his company a large part of the
time during the war, and was several
times slightly wounded — at Resaca,
Peachtree Creek, and in other fights.
Mr. Stephens has reared nine children,
eight of whom are now living. Mrs.
Stephens and their youngest daughter
live with him in their home at New
nan. He is a high-toned, Christian
gentleman, a law-abiding and law-loving
citizen, and has sincere and devoted
friends wherever he is known.
Tit for Tat.
In the smoke-room of the “Kaiser'n
Auguste,” Victoria Robert Harborough
Sherard, grandson of the poet Words
worth, was telling literary anecdotes.
Mr. Sherard is a writer well known in
England and France, and his acquaint
ance among the literary men is large.
“The poet Tennyson,” he said, “was
often rude. Tennyson was so widely
loved it turned his head a little. At any
rate, he was often guilty of rudeness.
“Once he more than met his match.
He made a rude and scornful remark
about the dress of a certain dandy.
Now, dandies can generally take care
of themselves, and this one was no ex
ception to the rule.
“The dandy, when, in the presence of
a crowd of people, the remark was
repeated to him by a mutual friend,
screwed his glass into his eye and drawl
“ ‘Oh, really! Which Tennyson was
it? The dirty one?’
“Everybody smiled, for of the Ten
nyson brothers Alfred was undoubted
ly the more careless.”
Every Woman Will be Interested.
There has recently been discovered
an aromatic, pleasant herb cure for
woman’s ills, called Mother Gray’s
Australian-Leaf. It is the only certain
regulator. Cures female weaknesses
and Backache. Kidney, Bladder and
Urinary troubles. At all Druggists or
by mail 50c. Sample FREE. Address
The Mother Gray Co., LeRoy, N. Y.
Justice to the Farmers.
Editor Constitution: The farmers of
Georgia are now, and have been for a
good many years, suffering damage
from several diseases that have attacked
theircrops, viz: “Black root” in cotton,
and “wilt” in a good many of the vine
crops. There are other diseases, but
1 mention these because they are the
most common and destructive. All kinds
of fruit are being almost entirely de
stroyed in some sections. These diseases
are attacking the crops from the upper
middle belt of Georgia to t lie extreme
southern limits of the State. Knowing
the vast amount of damage done to the
farming interests of the State by these
troubles, I sought an interview with one
of the State’s entomologists, and asked
him why they were not pressing these
crop maladies more vigorously, and he
replied to me by saying that the State
hud refused to furnish them with money
enough to carry on the investigations,
and that they were handicapped for this
reason only. I have talked with some
of the legislators on this subject, and
they said to me that the State had no
money to spend in that way. Now if
the farmers of Georgia don’t pay taxes
enough to have a few thousand dollars
used in their interest when it is neces
sary, the Legislature can put a special
tax on them for this purpose, and they
will pay it, and not complain. 1 know
tlie State Board of Entomology is doing
a grand work for the State, because I
have had some experience with some of
them, and if the Legislature will furnish
them with means sufficient to press
their investigations, they wilt soon save
enough to the farmers of the .State to
pay the entire expenses of the Georgia
Legislature. J. P. Jones.
Newnan, Ga., June 30, 1909.
They are talking about fifteen-cent
cotton on the floor of the Savannah
cotton exchange. Predictions are freely
made there that before December 15
cents a pound will he paid for the staple.
A farmer who will spend an hour or
more talking to the cotton men of Savan
nah will go home convinced that he is
going to get enough for his crop this
year to pay off all his back debts
and reduce the size of the mortgage on
Those who are looking for extra high
prices for the staple are basing their
assertions upon the crop reports and the
great demand for actual cotton that is
already being felt. The Government’s
cotton report of June 15 showed a
general average of hut 74.6. This was
very poor. The usual average condition
on June 15 is about 86.
With the Government forecasting
poor cotton crop, with heavy rains
throughout the cotton belt at a critical
time, and with the stock from last year’s
crop considerably reduced as compared
to former years, there seems nothing for
the price to do but advance. If it does
not advance there is going to be much
disappointment, from the planter
straight through to the exporter. 1 f the
South can get 15 cents a pound for
cotton this season it will help some to
meet the high prices for necessities
which the Government tariff barons
seem determined Americans shall pay.
Georgia’s New Governor.
It was not to be assumed that Hon.
Hoke Smith, on retiring from the office
of Governor of Georgia, Would display
an effusive cordiality when his successor
took the reins of government and qual
ified as the chief executive of the Em
pire State of the South. The meeting
between these gentlemen in the State
Capitol at Atlanta, Ga., was distinctly
frosty. The words of the Hon. Hoke
Smith were few and curt. The bearing
of the Hon. Hoke Smith was haughty;
his mien that of an irreconcilable. But
the new Governor, “Little Joe Brown,”
didn’t quake or quiver in that awful
presence. His bearing was that of a
man who attaches no importance to
either the smiles or the frowns, the
blessings or the maledictions, of Hon.
Hoke Smith. It was an act of extra
ordinary audacity on the part of Jos.
M. Brown, after being removed from
the office of Railroad Commissioner be
cause he would not carry out the ex
treme policies of his chief, to go into
the Democratic primary and beat Hon.
Hoke Smith to a standstill for the
nomination for Governor. For that
he will never be forgiven by Mr.
Smith. But if he proves to be as
good a Governor as the majority of
Georgians expect him to be, the dis
pleasure of Hon. Hoke Smith can be
treated as a negligible quantity.
According to interesting statistics
just made public by the bureau of the
census in co-operation with the United
States forestry service, during the year
1908 the steam and electric railroads of
the United States purchased more than
112,000,000 crossties, costing, at the
point of purchase, over $56,000,000, an
average of 50 cents per tie,
The Day of Cheap Food.
Now York World.
If the day of cheap food has passed,
as we are now informed with great
frequency, there will soon be proof of
it in a visible movement from the cities
to the farms. Good wages in America
have added greatly to our artisan popu
lation. High prices for food, if main
tained and justly distributed, cannot
fail to carry many thousands hack to
the land. The fact that no such shift
ing of population and industry is in
evidence proves that food is high only
in spots and that manipulation, rather
than scarcity is to be charged with the
In Manhattan a measure of potatoes
or beans or onions or berries is to many
people a luxury. One hundred miles
distant it may be almost worthless. In
one place the man who would buy finds
prices high. In the other place the man
who would sell meets an indifferent
demand and nominal prices.
It is not true, therefore, that the day
of cheap food has passed. There has
been no important change except in the
congested markets. Transportation
charges, the profits to middlemen, the
exactions of combinations and the other
costs of distribution and delivery have
increased in spite of improved methods,
but. the enhanced prices rest upon pro
ducts which in the first instance barely
paid for their growth. If our farmers re
ceived a fairer proportion of the money
paid by consumers for their commodities
they would be the richest class of work
ingmen in the world.
The Governor and His Gourd.
Gov. Joseph M. Brown, of Georgia,
who was inaugurated the other day, is a
student of the simple life. One of his
first official acts was to banish the drink
ing cup or glass of modern design which
has been in use at the water cooler in
the Governor’s reception-room and to
install in its place a long-handled gourd.
Whether the installation was with or
without ceremony the dispatches fail to
say, though it is probable that the gourd,
like the Governor, was installed with
In this age, when that which is taken
in a fluid form is subject to regulation
and the manner of taking drinks is under
close scrutiny and supervision, it is meet,
right and our bounden duty to criticize
the Governor qf Georgia for his choice
of a drinking device.
The gourd, in its natural environment,
is a joy and a delight, bringing more
gladness to the tired and thirsty youth
of the farming regions than all the moss-
covered oaken buckets that ever hung
in all of the wells. The vision of the
gourd—the long-handled, crooked-neck
ed gourd— that hung on a nail on the
back porch above the brass-hooped
cedar bucket, has remained a blessed
memory with many a country-raised
hoy throughout a long life, and the
charm of the vision never diminishes
with age or varying environment; but
for a semi-public drinking place the
gourd is neither appropriate nor hy
Think of drawing ice water from a
patent water cooler into a gourd!
An editor approached St. Peter at
the Golden Gate, and handing him a
long list of delinquent subscribers said :
“Look this list over carefully and see
if any of these fellows have sneaked
through the puurly gates ”
“No,” said St. Peter, “there are
none of them inside, but a fellow
slipped through here the other day who
took the paper a year without paying
for it and had the postmaster mark it
‘refused,’ hut we are after him, and
when caught he will be consigned to the
place where he properly belongs. He
is meaner even than the delinquent sub
scriber, and heaven is not his home.”
KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL.
Health is Worth Saving, and Some
Newnan People Know How
to Save It.
Many Newnan people take their lives
in their hands by neglecting the kidneys
when they know these organs need help.
Sick kidneys are responsible for a vast
amount of suffering and ill health, but
there is no need to suffer nor to remain
in danger when all diseases and aches
and pains due to weak kidneys can he
quickly and permanently cured by the
use of Doan^s Kidney Pills. Here is a
Newnan citizen’s recommendation:
William T. Lazenby, 64 Wesley
street, Newnan, Ga., says: “I think
very highly of Doan’s Kidney Pills, and
consider them an excellent remedy for
kidney camplaint. Before using them,
1 had suffered from kidney trouble for
several years, during which time I
tried many remedies without receiving
any benefit. My back ached a great
aad I was always annoyed by too fre
quent passages of the kidney secre
tions. The contents of one box of
Doane’s Kidney Pills, procured at Lee
Bros.’s drug store, gave me wonderful
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Remember the name—Doan’s—and
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