Herald and fldwiiter.
NEWNAN, FRIDAY, JULY 23.
T HE MAN W H O TRIES.
Sin# mo a non# of the man who trif»«
The man who picturea hiH koh! ahead
And keopn it before hia eyea.
Determined to r**ach it with faithful tread;
Who faila to-day, but to-morrow cornea
Itight back on the hill he wantji to climb.
And a merry hook from hiH heart he hums
There ia the man who will win Home time.
Sinff me a hofik of the man who triea
Tbc man who followa a certairi way,
Who journdya on wader laa«len akieH.
Content with the proicroKH made eaeli day:
Who HlipH and fallH, but with courage great
And faith in himaalf that iw aublirne.
Still tights hiH battle with man and fate
Then* in the man w
vill win Home time
Ghas. K. Hender-
couple of weeks
mitH, Mr. and Mrs.
BtruclH ini', mi.
it nee.” I Shake moan*,
Prof, and Mrs.
son are spending a
with the latter’s par
L. C. Mnndeville.
The barbecue Riven at Clifton Park
on Thursday last by Hon. L. C. Mande-
ville, president of Mnndeville Mills, to
the stockholders and the editors of the
local papers, was a splendid affair. At
the stockholders’ meeting, on thfc same
date, a line showing was made, in the
face of a two-year panic. A semi-an
nual dividend of 3 per cent, was de
clared. Officers of the old board were
re-elected. Stock is now selling at $150
Hon. L. C. Mnndeville left Friday
on a trip to Canada, and will be absent
a couple of weeks.
Mr. J. Appleton Mandeville, a
member of the A. & M. Fair Associa
tion, is exerting might arid main to
make the fair a success, and it prom
I was in Newnan Sunday, and n~‘.
my old friend, Major Penn Brewster,
who, notwithstanding the weight of
threescore and ten years and the loss
of a leg while commanding the gallant
60th Georgia regiment at the battle of
Jonesboro, is still hale and hearty. He
is a grand old man, who has served his
day and generation well. As a soldier
he led his gallant corps against the
embattled hosts of yankeedom ; as a
civilian he has set his fellow-citizens
the splendid example of an honorable
life, devoted to the interests of his
State and county. Long may he live to
enjoy the blessings of a well-spent life.
- Mine excellent friend. Judge John
S. Powell, now a judicial officer of the
Philippines, inis returned to Georgia on
a three-months’ leave of absence. Have
had a couple of seances or, more prop
erty speaking, tete-a-tetes with him.
The Judge is a charming raconteur,
and I was delightfully entertained by
his recitals of matters pertaining to
the i nsular government. Welcome,
old friend, to the land of your nativity!
— How to dispose of the accumula
tion of litter in a mercantile establish
ment, without sweeping it out on the
streets, lias perplexed the merchants
from the time the Merchant of Venice
was putting his surplus coin out at
usance, to tnis good hour, when the
merchant hath no suplus dinaro. The
problem lias been solved. A Griffin
genius has invented a trash-can, made
after the form of the cupola that
adorns the "Temple of Knowledge" in
the back of Webster’s blue-back spell
er. It’s classically esthetic in form,
but answers the purpose for which it is
Intended as doth a ling’s vest the
cessities of the buggie. My attention
was called to the Griffin trash-can in a
rather singular manner, (which made
my troubles plural before 1 was done
with the trash receptacle). Griffin is
nominally a prohibition town. Nigh-
beer is vended from numerous founts,
and it is non-intoxicating so they say.
It’s up to you, reader, to reason its mer-
rits as a locomotor ataxia generator,
(which makes the imbiber walk back
ward or forward with euual facility,)
when I’ve told you how 1 found Billy X.
sticking out of one of the cans. I was
passing down Hill street to catch the
9:30 p. m. train to my native town. Mc
Donough. As 1 was rounding the Engel
corner, depotwards, 1 heard a gurgling
sound coming from the depths of the
trash-can on the corner. Thinking a
poor little kitten or puppy had been
thrown into it by some low-born var-
tet, 1 approached it, and was surprised
to tind a man instead, mired up to his
knees, head downwrad. One of his feet
pointed to the constellation, "Great
Bear,” and the other to the constella
tion, “Crab." I recognized him by his
feet, which had a decided tendency to
“toe-in." Knowing from the vocifer
ous gobbling he was doing that there
was no immediate danger of smother
ing, 1 began cautiously to try to pull
him out. but he fitted the can like a
champagne cork, and the combined ef
forts of myself and three dagoes failed
to aberuncate him. Fearing that a po
liceman would appear upon the scene
ami take charge of my "canned goods,”
we (lung him, can and all, upon a dray
and hurried to the depot. As the train
was about leaving, and not wishing to
leave Billy to the tender mercies of the
lynx-eyed janizaries of the law, thrust
a sack over his legs and shipped him
as a shoat. 1 entered the baggage car
as soon as the train pulled out, and
with a pair of tinner’s shears cut his
tin vest off him. He looked like the
frazzled end of bad luck, and was com
pletely flabbergasted when I had re
moved his tin shirt. I asked him who
swept him up and dumped him into the
trash-barrel. With bleared eyes, and
his lower lip hanging at half-mast, he
said: “I’d been a-drinkin’ of nigh-
beer, from 2 to 6 p. m. with a reg’lar
and inareasin’ thirst. 1 was full of the
slop to the sloshin’ p’int. Then I begun
to promenade my ballast. I got tired
and sot on that ash-can leastwise 1
thought a sot on it;—but bless your
eyes! when I put the bosom of my
pants on the rim of it down I went,
headforemost, clear up to my hocks;
and stuck there same as if I was poured
into it. If you hadn’t took me out I
guess I’d a walked up to the ‘golden
gate’ with that trash-barrel on my
head.” Observing his dilapidated con
dition the benevolent baggage man
poured into him about four fingers of
tonic out of a flasket. It soothed him.
We then laid him out on a pile of mer
chandise and franked him home.
— Brn. "Asterisk” is somewhat
alarmed at the cool, phlegmatic atti
tude of the average Carrolltonian to
wards his church and Christian obliga
tions. He says, in somewhat despond
ent accents: "It is a lamentable fact
(one that could be mended) that our
church members have grown so cold
and callous, so indifferent as regards
our Christian welfare” — and much
more to the same purpose. Brother,
perhaps they have joined the higher
critics and are “blasting away at the
foundations of Faith.” Let us reason
together and gather them into the fold.
—Miss Clara Mote, of Mandeville, is
attending the singing school this week.
She is the guest of Mrs. Joe Creel.
Miss Ruth Whatley, of Newnan,
was the guest this week of Mrs. Joe
—Miss Marie Travis is visiting
friends at West Point.
—The Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society met at the Methodist church
Monday afternoon. So far as we have
been able to ascertain no resolutions of
regret were passed concerning the
death of Missionary Elsie Seigel, who
met a tragic fate at the hands of Leon
Ling, the Chinese convert (?) to Chris
tianity, who foully murdered her while
she was bringing religious consolation
to his dive.
—Mr. J. W. Snead, a graduate of Lo
cust Grove Institute, who for the past
two weeks has been the guest of his
brother, Mr. A. K. Snead, is visiting
relatives at Temple.
—You say to the mule: “Git,.” and
he “gitteth;” to the ox, “Come,
Buck,” and he moveth ; but when you
want to go to Borden-Wheeler, turn 1 the
auto crank and she “lights a shuck,”
you drop into the tonneau, and you ar
Misses Pearl Zachry and May me
Hayden are spending their vacation in
Birmingham and Atlanta.
—Hon. John S. Travis had as his
recent guest Mr. W. C. Travis, of Sa
Mrs. M. M. Bradley has returned
from Borden-Wheeler Springs, where
she spent a week or ten days.
Miss Nell Sharpe is visiting rela
tives in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mesdames F. M. Camp, B. F.
Boykin and C. E. Hoop returned Fri
day from Borden - Wheeler Springs,
where they sojourned for two or three
-Rev. Robt. DeBelle conducted ser
vices at the Episcopal church Sunday.
—Capt. Ben Long continues his dia
ry. Follow him:
“Sept. 1. Have just returned from
a scouting expedition, which was com
manded by Lieut. G. T. Beauregard,
of the regular army. The Lieutenant is
a graduate of West Point, a native of
Louisiana, and, as his name implies, is
of French extraction. He is a gallant
young man, and led us a merry round
over the mountains and canyons, in a
country where the guerillas had a fine
chance to pot shot us. The purpose ot
the expedition was to intercept the en
emy’s wagon train, and, if possible, cut
hini off from his base of supplies. We
Biade a wide detour around Contreras.
About the break of day on the morning
of Aug. 28 we surprised and captured
a paymaster and his escort. The mili
tary chest contained upwards of 200,-
000 Mexican silver dollars. The pris
oners and treasure were sent to our
lines under a heavy guard. Our gal
lant young commander pushed ahead,
and about noon we fell into an ambus
cade of a battalion or so of Mexican
light dragoons, who poured several vol
leys into our ranks before we were
aware of it. Two of our men fell at
the first fire, and four more at the next
none of them mortally hurt. We
were ordered to charge, which order
was scarcely necessary, as we had all
j determined to drive the rascals from
I cover. With a yell we plunged into
the thicket. This was more than mon
grel nerves could stand, and they tied
pell mell. This cavalry was acting as a
kind of convoy to the wagon train,
which was some distance ahead. We
pursued the fleeing troopers until they
had overtaken the wagon train. The
teamsters were panic-stricken and left
their teams standing in the trail and
lied to the neighboring hills, where
they and the cavalry rallied and fired
several volleys into our somewhat di
minished ranks. By this time they had
discovered that ours was but a small
force—less than one-tlvird ot their own
—and, emboldened by their superiority
of numbers, they charged us. Our men
dismounted and took shelter behind the
wagons. The enemy came sweeping
down upon us. Some cut their way
among the teams, but for this temerity
they paid dearly, as most of them were
shot down by our well-protected rifle
men. Finding their position untenable,
they began to retire. We pursued
them, and a running fight of a mile or
more followed. We captured 150 or
more prisoners, whom we ordered to
cut down and park the wagons. They
were also made to witness the shooting
of their draft animals, which was a
disagreeable business, but the exigen
cies of war demand many brutalities.
"Sept. 10.—Had a letter from father
yesterday. Things are moving on sat
isfactorily at home, which fact con
tents me to remain here and help drive
Santa Anna into Honduras or Hades.
The morale of the army is fine. Never
had a commander more zealous or pa
triotic army. The 10,000 Greeks who
followed Zenophon in his Anabysis
were never more ready to follow their
leader than Scott’s men are to do his
bidding. I would not have it appear
that what I say is said in a vainglo
rious or boastful spirit, but the annals
of the campaign bear me out in saying
that the American army of invasion
have never failed to drive the enemy
from his position. Aside from patriotic
motives, I do not care how long the
war lasts, for it is proving quite lucra
tive to me, as I can lend my money at
5 per cent, per month to the men, and
Uncle Sam guarantees its payment;—
id est, our captain sees that the men
settle with me on pay day. A little
money well earned sweetens the adours
of even a soldier’s life.
“Sept. 25.- The grand passion—love,
if you please—sometimes finds evanes
cent lodgment in a soldier’s bosom. A
few days ago I was detailed to guard
the hacienda of a hidalgo whose estates
had fallen within our lines, and who
requested our commandant to furnish
him protection from camp followers
and other marauders. I rode down to
the ‘big house’ and found one Enrique
Estrada de la Palma, the proprietor,
waiting for his guard Americano. The
don is a Castillian of the first water,
a man of 50 or thereabouts, and, like all
his race, proud as Lucifer and polite
to a degree unknown to we Americans.
He could not speak a word of English,
though his daughter, Donna Ysabel,
could speak it fluently, she having been
educated in New Orleans, as I subse
quently learned. She, too, was on hand
when I arrived. Holy Moses !—Star of
Bethlehem ! The sight of the radiant
senorita gave me palpitation in my
clock-works. When she greeted me in
English, vvith the melodious accents of
her native tongue, i was charmed to a
standstill. No picture from the pencil
of Raphael ever shone so beautifully
as did Donna Y sabel as she stood there,
her raven tresses flowing over a pale
blue silken mantilla. She communica
ted to me the wishes of her father;
but 1 was so bewildered by her dazzling
beauty 1 scarcely understood a word
she said. 1 dismounted and tied my
horse to an olive bush, observing the
precaution, however, to take with me
my carbine, pistols and saber. I was
invited into the house, and soon found
my embarrassment oozing out the tips
of my fingers as did ‘Boh Acres’ cour
age’ on a certain occasion. As soon as
I could consistently do so I excused
myself from my wards and made an in
spection of the premises. 1 found no
one lurking around. The senorita
proved very amiable,, and bv my bland
Georgia manners I fancied I was gain
ing the confidence of Mamma and Papa
de la Palma really a good thing to do,
if one wishes to have anything like
smooth sailing with the senorita. They
did not look upon me as a suitor, but as
a guardian, or protector, and I played
my part well, for ever and anon I’d
stroll around the premises, and when
out of sight would discharge my rirle
and yell as though I was pursuing some
marauder. This had the effect of mak
ing the family think i was a devoted
friend, who was anxious to spill blood
for them if the occasion demanded.
Don Enrique soon became gracious to
me, and even permitted Donna Ysabel
to stroll with me among the orange
groves. I had been there two days,
and found my situation better than Ad
am’s when he had the run of the ‘Gar
den’ with his charming Eve. I found
myself head and ears rn love; but je-
whillikens! how could I make so sud
den an avowal of my paasion? I knew
myself to be a common enemy to her
people, and did not dare to tell her of
the passion that was consuming me.
1 was recalled the third day. Adam
never looked back on Eden, after his
expulsion, more ruefully than did I
upon the hacienda of Don Enrique Es-
tra de la Palma as 1 wended my way
slowly and regretfully back to the
American lines. Woe is me ! Oh, Ysa
bel! thou rare and radiant maiden,
inheritor of the Aztecs '—when shall I
see thee or thy like again?”
-—I chaperoned Mr. Roy Power to
Newnan Sunday. He is a charming
young man, whose engaging manners are
likely to cause some impulsive female
to abduct him. 1 ran the gauntlet with
him in the gay city of Newnan, and
would have returned him to the pater
nal and maternal bosom but for the
fact that when we set foot on Carroll
ton tera firma a lady was in waiting,
who took him to church. Good looks
and Chesterfieldian manners will cap
tivate the susceptible heart of feminin
ity, and Roy is overflowing with both.
—The First National Bunk had a fine
presentation in the last issue of the Car-
roll County Times. The descriptions
were forcibly written, and the illustra
tions superb. The latter included the el
egant bank building. The officers of the
intitution are L. C. Mandeville, presi
dent; E. G. Kramer, vice-president;
E. B. Broadnax, cashier; Chas. L.
Walker, superintendent of construc
Our soldier bovs left for St. Si
mon’s Saturday. They go to drill, hut
will cuss the sand flies, mostly.
BUGGIES and HARNESS
WAGONS and HARNESS
HORSES and MULES
Boys, Em going to sell
Prices and terms cut no
Come to see me; I’m
always at home
Mrs. Sparlington’s old classmate,
still unmarried, was making her first
call after a long trip abroad. Little
Ralph Sparlington, six years of age,
was playing with a woolly horse on the
“Ah, my dear Frances,” sighed Mrs.
Sparlington, "I have often envied you
while you were away. No cares. No
responsibilities. You are indeed fortu
nate not to have the worry, the strain,
the fatigue, the heavy burden of bring
ing up a child.”
“Won’t you please say the rest of
that in French, mamma?” asked Ra ! ph.
“Were you listening, Ralphy?” in
quired his mother.
“Yes, mamma.” replied the child,
“and I’ll tell you what—it ain’t any
cinch to be brought up. either.”
Some so-called mediums don’t give
you a ghost of a show for your money.
After eating, persons of a bilious habit
will derive great benefit by taking one
of these pills. If you have been
BROKING TOO MICH,
they will promptly relieve the nausea,
undnervcusnesswhlch follows, restore
the appetite and remove gloomy feel
ings. Elegantly sugar coated.
Take No Substitute.
H. P. Woodroof,
D. P. Woodroof,
P. L. Woodroof,
Sec’y and Treas.
WOODROOF SUPPLY CO.
Comes before the people of Newnan and surrounding country with
an entirely new and select stock of goods, consisting of Groceries,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, and all kinds of Farmers’ Hardware.
Everything in stock is first-class, has been bought for cash, and
discounts taken on all bills. We are therefore prepared to give
the best goods at the lowest prices, and this, coupled with cour
teous treatment and prompt delivery, we feel sure will bring to us
our share of custom. We would thank all our friends to call and
give us a chance. C.A fresh supply of Orange and Amber Sorg
hum Seed just received.
WOODROOF SUPPLY CO.
AT THE OLD BRADLEY-BANKS COMPANY CORNER.
J. H. McKOY.
REAL ESTATE AND RENT
Summer Excursion Rates to Tybee.
Central of Georgia Railway will sell
ten-day tickets Newnan to Tybee and
return, every Saturday, May 27 to
August 21, 1909, inclusive, at rate of
Summer excursion tickets will also
be on sale to principal resorts in the
United States and Canada.
For further information call on G. T.
Stocks, ticket agent, or address J. C.
Haile, general passenger agent, Savan
When the farmer buys fertilizers he
may appropriately say, “For the land’s
New 5-room cottage, Second avenue;
7-room house, Second avenue; rents
for $10. Price $1,250.
4- room house. Fourth street; rents
for $5. Price 400.
Two 3-room houses, Sixth street;
rents for $6.50. Price $750-$100 cash
and $10 per month.
5- room cottage. Spring street, all
conveniences. Price $1,500—$100 cash
and $20 per month.
5-room house, Jefferson street.
100 acres fine farm land, with two
settlements, near new railroad survey.
150 acres land, close to good school
and church. The new railroad will
have a station near this place.
These farms will bring more money
when railroad is completed.
See me if you want to buy a house
and lot or farm, or rent a house.
J. H. McKOY
In our stock of furniture
and house furnishings you
not only find one of the most
complete of assortments but
you also find a stock of truly
Xo matter what it might
be—if a house of our line o:
business should carry it—you
will find it here, moderated
priced and of the very finest quality. Cut prices on evert-
, thing in the store for Julv and August.
Scroggin Furniture Company