NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
VOL. X L I V.
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1909
Now Comes the Big Meeting, and
Here are Some Things You
are Certain to Need:
YYe have good Flour at the right prices.
Good Coffee at a good price.
Shorts to start your pigs and hogs. A word to the
wise is sufficient. Meat is very high and going higher.
Cotton Seed Meal and Bran always on hand.
We have some Clothing and Pants we will sell at low
You will soon have to pull your fodder; then you will
need a pair of “Gold Medal” Jeans Pants, and a pair of
“DEW-PROOF” SHOES. Try a pair of “Stronger Than
the Law;”—they will do the work.
LADIES’ SHOES.—“High Point,” “Dixie Girl,” “Vir
ginia Creeper.” These are popular priced Shoes, are war
ranted solid leather, and are 'wear-resisters.
Ice water always on tap.
T. G. Farmer & Sons Co,
19 Court Square :: 6 and 8 W. Washington
Barb Wire and Nails
We h ave more nails now than
have room for, and if you are building,^
or intend to build soon, we can save you V
money on the above articles.
We want to sell in the next i 5 days—
10 Kegs 40’s, Wire Nails
15 Kegs 20’s, Wire Nails
15 Kegs 12’s, Wire Nails
40 Kegs 10’s, Wire Nails
35 Kegs 8’s, Wire Nails
8 Kegs 6’s, Wire Nails
5 Kegs 4’s, Wire Nails
25 Kegs 3’s, Wire Nails
5 Kegs 10’s, Finishing Nails
5 Kegs 8’s, Finishing Nails
We also have 30,000 lbs. Barb W ire !
—not wire that sells by the rod, but by j
the pound—and is the best heavy 4-^
inch Barb Wire.
Get our prices on
well as on all others.
these goods, as
IF I WERE ONLY YOU.
If I were you, I whisporcd to the sun.
I’d throw a few more sunbeams on the urrnss;
For know you not that ere the day is done
My lady down the meadow lunds will pass?
And seeing that you reign aloft alone,
^ There am bo many thing.' that you might do;
Shake myriads of sunbeams from your throne,
Or sweep the hazy sky lrom gray to blue.
If I were you. 1 murmured to the stream
That wound its twisted way to tind the sea,
I’d leave in every nook a tinted dream
That one who passed might stay awhile with
Oh. river, sunlight, summer, shadows, trees,
There tire so many things that I would do
Such songs I’d utter to the morning
If I were only you— if 1 were only you!
V H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO.
Ex-Gov. Smith’s Political Future.
Savannah Morning News.
There is a good deal of speculation
as to ex-Gov. Smith’s political plans.
It is clear that he has a following, and
there appears to be evidence that the
leaders of it have been particularly
active since the Legislature has been
in session. The impression is that, un
der Mr. Smith’s direction, they have
been trying to so shape legislation as
to strengthen Mr. Smith’s chances for
whatever position he may desire.
One idea is that he is being urged to
run against Gov. Brown for Governor
in the next State election, with the
view of reaching the Senate as the
successor of Senator Bacon. It seems
to be admitted that he has no ambition
to be Governor again, but that he will
be a gubernatorial candidate if it be
thought necessary to gratify his ambi
tion to be Senator. There is no doubt
that he is anxious to get into the Sen
ate. He is quoted as saying that it is
his ambition to serve the State in that
But he is up against two hard propo
sitions. It is doubtful if lie could beat
Gov. Brown, and Senator Bacon is pop
ular for the reason that he has made
and is making an excellent Senator.
One authority said recently that, as a
matter of fact, Senator Bacon was the
leader of the Democratic minority in
Gov. Brown being very popular with
the plain people and Senator Bacon
being a statesman who is an honor to
his State, it isn’t easy to see how Mr.
Smith U going to break in, as it were.
There are no such issues in sight as
those which made him the successful
candidate for Governor in 1906.
There is much speculation among
the politicians as to the future course
of former Gov. Iloke Smith. There is
every reason to believe that he will not
be content to remain in private life,
in view of the conditions surrounding
his retirement. It is generally be
lieved that he desires to become United
States Senator from Georgia, and that
he will make the race at no very dis
tant date. But the question that is of
more than passing interest to the peo
ple of the State at present is, whether
or not he will make the race for Gov
ernor against Gov. Brown next year.
The former Governor is beyond ques
tion a great fighter, and many believe
that in view of the fact that he was de
feated for a second term in the Chief
Executive’s office he will make the
race again. It is recalled that not long
since he said that when he was a boy
and got into a fight and whipped it he
was content to make friends and let
bygones be bygones, but that when he
got whipped he was ready to go into
the fight again. This was construed
to mean at the time that he would op
pose Gov. Brown for a second term as
The former Governor’s friends have
been much elated over the fact that
the Legislature recently sustained him
in one of his political moves—the sus
pension of Mr. McLendon from the
Railroad Commission—and they believe
that he is stronger to-day than he was
last year, when Gov. Brown defeated
him for Governor. Whether this is
true, is doubtful. There is not, in our
opinion, much reason to believe that
this contention is correct. McLendon’s
suspension was not due so much to the
strength of Mr. Smith as to the weak
ness of Mr. McLendon. The latter
v/as an appointee of Gov. Smith, and as
such was regarded as being of the same
political faith and order. Therefore,
when they fell out with each other,
those who would probably have voted
| to retain the Commissioner in office,
j had conditions been different, regarded
j it rather as a political fight between
j the two men, and they may have
I thought that it was a good chance to get
I rid of both of them.
| At any rate, Mr. Smith won out in
I the fight. But when he goes up against
Gov. Brown, if he shall decide to do so.
he will find that it is not so easy to
win. He will probably find it more
difficult to do so than he did last year.
And he will find it no more easy to de
feat Senator Bacon for a seat in the
United States Senate than he will to
defeat Gov. Brown for the Governor
‘‘Your tickets were complimentary,
were they not?”
‘‘Well,” replied the man who had
seen a painfully amateur entertain
ment, "I thought they were until I
saw the performance.”
The Origin of Profanity.
One proposition there is which needs
to be stated emphatically at^this point.
Words and phrases which are amply
sufficient for the understanding are
often altogether inadequate for the ex
pression of the feelings. The result of
this mental dissatisfaction with the
communication of mere knowledge is
most conspicuously illustrated in the
wide prevalence of profanity. Into
the discussion of this practice its moral
and religious aspect does not enter at
all. It is purely from the linguistic
side that it is here to be considered.
So looked at, its existence, and the ex
tent of the indulgence in it, bear out
the truth cf the principle just an
nounced. Whatever intellectual justi
fication there may be for profanity is
based upon the fact that men are aim
ing ti state strongly what they feel
strongly. The habit is, in consequence,
subject to the general law governing
intepsives. To a very great extent
the practice of swearing is specially
characteristic of a rude and imperfect
civilization. With the advance of cul
ture profanity declines. It declines not
so much because men become peculiar
ly sensitive to its viciousness, but also
to its ineffectiveness. The growth
of refinement both in the individual
and in the community tends more to its
disuse than all the exhortations of
moralists or the rebukes of divines.
Much must always be allowed in the
case of particular persons for the in
fluence of early training and associa
tion. Exceptions are, therefore, too
numerous to lay down any positive
rule; still, it is safe to say in general
that a man’s intellectual development
is largely determined by the extent of
his indulgence in profanity. No one,
indeed, doubts its wide prevalence at
the present time. But compared to
the practice of the past, it has been
steadily, even if slowly, diminishing
for centuries. This does not prove
that men are better morally or intel
lectually than they were. It does
show, however, that there exists now
a higher average of cultivation, which
renders the habit distasteful to increas
ingly large numbers.
About Shoe Sizes.
N t Y6rk Sun.
Stockings have always been measured
by the inch from heel to toe, but the
numbering of shoes was fixed a long
time ago by a Frenchman and it’s so
long ago that only one New Y’ork deal
er could be found who knew anything
about it. Even he didn’t know the in
The Frenchman permanently fixed
the numbers of shoes for all Europe
and America. He arbitrarily decided
that no human foot could possibly be
smaller than three and seven-eights
inches, so calling this point zero he al
lowed one-third of an inch to a size and
so built up his scale. Consequently a
man cannot find out the number of his
own shoe unless he is an expert at ex
act arithmetic. And even then he is
likely to go wrong, because all shoe
experts allow tor the weight cf the in
dividual and the build of his foot be
fore they try to determine what size
shoe he ought to wear.
As far as women’s shoes are con
cerned the problem is still more diffi
cult, because many of the manufactur
ers, instead of keeping to the regular
scaie, have marked down their numbers
one or two sizes in order to capture
easily flattered customers. For this
reason most dealers ask out-of-town
customers to send an old shoe with
j The system of measuring hats is
I much simpler. Any man can tell what
I size he wears by adding the width and
I length of the inner rim and then divid-
I ing by two. Orders can also be sent
to the shopkeeper by stating the cir-
| cumference of the head.
j A certain family has a servant who
is an excellent cook, but insists upon
making all her dishes strictly according
to her own recipes. Her mistress
gave her full swing not only as to cook
ing, but as to the purchase of all sup
plies. The other day the mistress said :
‘‘Nora, the coffee you are giving us
is very good. What kind is it?”
“It’s no kind at all, mum,” replied
the cook. “It’s a mixer.”
‘‘How do you mix it?”
”1 make it one-quarter Mocha and
ore-i,carter .lava and one-quarter Rio.”
“but that’s only three-quarters.
What do you put in for the other quar
‘‘I put in no other quarter at all,
mum. That’s where so many spiles
j the coffee, mum, by putting in a fourth
■ quarter. ”
Many Women Praise This Remedy,
j If you have pain in the back, Urina-
| ry, Bladder or Kidney trouble, and want
| a certain, pleasant herb cure for wo
man’s ills, try Mother Gray’s Autra-
lian-Leaf. It is a safe and never-iailing
regulator. At druggists or by mail 50c.
Samole package FREE. Address, The
Mother Gray Co., Le Roy, N. Y.
A rattlesnake carries his rattles on
edge. They have no light-colored side.
They never have holes worn through
them. He does not drag them on the
ground when crawling. They slope up
from the end of the tail on the under
edge and are usually carried at an an
gle of about 15 degrees.
A rattlesnake does not shake his tail
when rattling. The shedding of the
skin each year discloses a now rattle.
When in proper position the rattlesnake
can strike nearly one-half of his length.
You can run the tine of a pitchfork
down through the center of his head,
and his rattles will stand up and buzz
for hours, but draw a sharp knife light
ly across the back of bis neck and the
tail will lie down and the rattling
cease. The power house is in his head,
and the current that sounds the warn
ing is carried by the spinal cord.
It pains me to have to say that whis
key is not an antidote for the bite of
the rattlesnake. In fact, it is about the
worst thing the patient can take, as it
heats the blood and thus stimulates the
absorption of the venom and gives you
a headache the next day. Not one per
son out of a dozen struck by a rattle
snake receives any of the venom in the
wound, and this perhaps accounts for
the many cures by whiskey.
When struck, cut the wound down
ward, being careful not to cut too
much or too deep, and suck the wound.
The venom taken into the 'mouth or
stomach is perfectly harmless. Or, if
you are alone, and cannot reach the
wounds with your mouth, but cun heat
the blade of your knife red hot, do
that. But when snake hunting always
carry a syringe loaded with permanga
nate of potash, and inject it into the
wound and you will find it a perfect
Milton D. Purdy, of^the Department
of Justice, said of a rumor brought to
him for confirmation by a reporter of
the Washington Star:
‘‘The originator of that rumor is as
plainly ignorant of the law as a certain
school boy was of French.
‘‘This boy’s father said to him one
night at dinner:
“ ‘Well, how are you getting on with
your French, my son?’
“ ‘Very well, thank you, sir,' the
‘‘The father beamed with pleasure.
“ ‘Ask politeiy in French for some
peas, ’ he said.
"There was an awkward pause.
“ ‘But, father,’ said the boy, ‘I don’t
want any peas.’ ”
An Alabama man tells of an unique
funeral oration delivered in a town of
that State not long ago by a darkey
Now, it seems that the habits of the
deceased brother had not been irre
proachable, to the great scandal of the
worthy pastor of the flock. So, in
summing up the case at the funeral,
the preacher delivered himself of the
‘‘My brethren and sisters, we are
here to pay our Ia3t sad respects to our
departed brother. Some says he was
a good man, and some says he was a
bad man. Where he has gone to we
can’t tell, but in our grief we have one
consolation, and that is—he’s dead.”
Just before Artemus Ward’s death
his friend Robertson poured out some
medicine and offered it to the sick man,
who said, “My dear Tom, I won’t take
any more of that horrible stuff.”
Robertson urged him to swallow the
mixture, saying: “Do, now—there’s
a dear fellow—for my sake. You know
I would do anything for you.”
“Would you?” said Ward feebly,
grasping his friend’s hand for the last
‘‘I would indeed,” said Robertson.
‘‘Then you take it!”
Ward passed away a few hours af
Raymond, aged 5, returned from
Sunday-school in a state of evident ex
citement. He strutted around the
room as if about to burst with impor
tance. The sympathetic eye of his moth
er was not slow to observe this.
‘‘What’s the matter, Raymond?”
‘‘Oh, mother,” exclaimed the small
boy, his eyes sparkling, “the superin
tendent said something awful nice
about me in his prayer this morning.”
“What did be say?”
‘‘He said. ‘Oh Lord, we thank Thee
for food and Raymond.’ ”
WESTON, Ocean-to-Ocean Walker,
Said recently: ‘‘When you feel down
and out, feel there is no use living,
just take your bad thoughts with you
and walk them off. Before you have
walked a mile things will look rosier.
Just try it.” Have you noticed the in
crease in walking of late in everv com
munity? Many attribute it to the com
fort which Allen’s Foot-Ease, the anti
septic powder to be shaken into the
•shoes, gives to the millions now using
it. As Weston has said, ‘‘It has real
The Poor Boy’s Chances.
The “chance” of the poor hoy is so
large and numerous and frequent that
he does not need to look for it as a
“chance” at nil. In every line of en
deavor the “chance” is looking for him.
There is not a head of a business house
in this or any other community who is
not compelled to spend a large share of
his time in looking for assistants, and
whose days are not a constant effort to
find or make helpers who can be relied
on to do their work with intelligence
and fidelity. If this were not so, the
conduct of any business would be a
mere pastime, a happy dream, instead
of the hard and continuous work that
Industry, frugality, fidelity, zeal to
understand what is to be done, readi
ness to do it, patience to wait the call
to the larger task, cultivation of knowl
edge how to deal rightly with emergen
cies and courage in dealing with them
when they arise—these are the qualities
that give the poor boy his “chance”
to-day as in the past—these are the
qualities that win material success.
And because the tasks are larger and
the wealth to be won or lost in them
greater than ever before, the poor boy’s
chance was never bigger than it is to
day. All he has to do is to he worthy
of it and take it when it comes.
Capt. N. P. Nuse, of the Celtic, was
regaling a little group of ladies with
“One trip,” he said, “there was a
woman who bothered the officers and
me to death about whales. Her one
desire was to see a whale. A dozen
times a day she besought us to have
her called if a whale hove in sight.
“I said, rather impatiently, to her
“ ‘But, madam, why are you so anx
ious about this whale question?’
“ ‘Captain,’ she answered, ‘I want
to see a whale blubber. It must he
very impressive to see such an enor
mous creature cry.’ ”
There joined the police force of Lon
don a young Scotchman, but recently
arrived from his native land. Being
letailed one day to block the traffic on
a certain thoroughfare, whore mem
bers of royalty were expected to pass,
he was accosted by a lady who thrust
her head from the carriage window to
remonstrate with him over the delay.
“I canna’ let you pass, ma’am,” an
swered the man of the baton.
“But, sir, you do not know who I am.
I am the wife of a cabinet minister.’’
“It dinnamakenadifference, ma’am, ’’
he answered. “I could na let you pass
if you were the wife of a Presbyterian
A teacher in a small Oregon school
was giving a lesson on the circulation
of the blood; trying to make it clearer,
he said: “Now, children, if I stood on
my head the blood, as you know, would
run into it, and I should turn red in the
“Yes, sir,’’ said they.
“Now, Arthur,’’continued the teach
er, addressing a small boy, “what I
want to know is this: How is it that
while I am standing upright in this
ordinary position the blood doesn’t run
into my feet and turn them red?”
“Why, sir,” answered Arthur, “be
cause your feet ain’t empty.”
The attitude of The World and the
other New York papers toward Bryan
recalls the old story of the Adventist
minister in 1372, who preached an elo
quent sermon predicting the end of the
world on Nov. 1.
“Glory!” shouted a fat man in one
of the rear pews.
After the service the minister hunt
ed up his enthusiastic auditor, and
“My friend, are you as anxious as
you 3eem for the world to come to an
“Sure,” was the reply. “Anything
to heat Grant.”
“Isyour father rich?” someone asked
a five-year-old girl, and the little one
replied confidently; “Why, of course!
He’sgotme.” And she was right, too,
for the father of a sweet, loving, help
ful little daughter is richer than some
millionaires whose money cannot buy
them the love of a single heart. How
about your father? Does he feel that
he is a rich man because of the daughter
at home? There are households where
it is hard “to make both ends meet,”
hut where there is plenty of that better
wealth of love and goodness and loyalty.
Is yours one of them?
The moon, the maid, the man—and
nobody’s thinking about mother-in-
Many a gay looking little slipper
covers an aching sole.
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Allen’s Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures
painful, swollen, smarting, nervous
feet and instantly takes the sting out
of corns and bunions and makes walk
ing easy. Try it to-day. Sold every
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len S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.