NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
VOL. X L I V
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1909.
DONE LAYING BY
Now Comes the Big Meeting, and
Here are Some Things You
are Certain to Need:
We 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 Go,
19 Court Square :: 6 and 8 W. Washington
Barb Wire and Nails.
We have more nails now than we
A have room for, and if you are building,^
^ or intend to build soon, we can save you ^
money on the above articles.
W e 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 aft
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
\\ e also have 30,000 lbs. Barb Wire
—not wire that sells by the rod, but by
jQi the pound—and is the best heavy 4-Ju
V inch Barb Wire. ' ^
Get our prices on these goods, as
well as on all others.
* H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO. *
TESTING HIS LOVE.
What can you do to prove your love-
To Rhow your fond devotion?
If some Hinall things you’re not above
I think I have a notion.
Will you. unlike most other men.
Ho kind and sweet and steady.
And not make awful comments when
Your dinner is not ready?
Will you take samples to the stores
And match them withe ut swearing,
And do tin* simple little chores
That women find so wearing?
Will you bent rugs if I desire
Without unpleasant clashes,
And rise to build the furnace lire
And carry out the ashes?
And even though you are in haste
To got down to the station.
Will you then button up my waist
And show no irritation?
1 do think that you aim to please,
And 1 do not wish to task you;
So if you’ll just do things like those.
It’s all that I shall ask you.
The Ex-Governor and His Organ.
The tone of wrath which rings in the
editorials of Hoke’s paper, the At
lanta Journal, indicates that the per
secution of the pale sufferer of the
roller-chair is not being acclaimed as
universally as had been expected. But
who could reasonably have calculated
upon the people of Georgia being hard
hearted? How came any Atlanta poli
tician to believe that the plain folks
could be hoodwinked into indorsing
gross injustice and cruel discrimina
Five Senators were appointed to in
vestigate McLendon. Presumably the
five men who were selected were in
sympathy with Gov. Smith’s act in sus
pending the Commissioner from office.
But after meeting the persecuted
man face to face and hearing him in
his own defense, only one of them
voted to uphold the Governor. By talk
ing to them in the committee room,
McLendon won over to his side four out
of the five Senators who were to act as
This significant fact carried conster
nation to Mr. Hoke and his newspaper,
and to the Senators who trot to Mr.
Smith’s house and office to get their
Consequently, it was decided that
when the report of the committee got
back to the Senate it should be rail
roaded through, without giving Ihe ac
cused Commissioner the right to be
heard in his own defense.
Do the people of Georgia approve of
that kind of thing? To deprive an offi-
cia 1 of his place and salary, is to take
away something equivalent to proper
ty. To say nothing of the public dis
grace put upon such an official, he is
deprived of a source of revenue upon
which lie may depend for the support
of his family.
Is it fair to do this without allowing
the defendant to go before the jury and
speak in his own behalf? Will the
people of Georgia sanction such arbi
trary and one-sided methods?
Gov. Smith suspended McLendon for
his refusal to give Atlanta jobbers
special freight rates which would have
enabled them t" invade the territory of
Macon, Savannah, Griffin, Cordele,
Rome and other towns. This invasion
would not have meant lower prices for
the people. It would have cut out
other Georgia towns from their natural
territory, but nothing more. To secure
for Atlanta jobbers this unfair advan
tage over the other towns of Georgia,
Mr. Hoke Smith, as an attorney, had
been paid a big fee. He lost his case
before the Commission, and ought to
have lost it.
That started his intense dislike of
Joseph M. Brown. The case upon
which McLendon, Stevens and Hill
passed adversely was precisely similar
to the one Lawyer Smith lost. Those
three Commissioners decided it just as
the same issue had been decided on
three separate occasions before.
Was the decision right? It certainly
was, unless we claim that the Atlanta
jobbers are entitled to special favors.
But if the decision was wrong, why
puinsh only one of the three Commis
sioners who made it? Why single out
the roller-chair invalid for sacrifice,
and leave Warner Hill and Obadiah
Stevens in office?
The Legislature has no moral right
to try the McLendon suspension case
on any other ground than that named
by Gov. Smith. The order of suspen
sion is the indictment.
As to the sale of the Athens bonds,
there is no law against it. I think
there should be. If such a law is made,
and a Commissioner violates it—punish
him by dismissal and otherwise.
But a thing which is not now forbid
den by law ought not to he punished as
I have known Guyt McLendon twen
ty-nine years, and I never in all that
time heard anybody say that he v/as
notan honest man. He has always and
universally been regarded as a gentle
man. lie has been the hardest worker
or. the Railroad Commission. The good
it has done is largely due to him.
Had I been in bis place I would have
ruled against those Atlanta jobbers,
just as he did. I would have tried to
get a fair and equal reduction for all
the towns of Georgia, as demanded in
the Macon platform.
And white I think it highly improper
for Railway Commissioners to he deal
ing in railroad securities of any kind,
there isn’t a particle of evidence that
the State was injured by the Athens
bond deal, or that it had a blessed thing
to do with the decision for which Gov.
Smith ordered the Commissioner out of
In fact, Mr. Smith declares that he
did not know of the transaction in bonds
at the time he lynched McLendon. But
he and his newspaper and his Senators
justify the lynching by putting the
bond matter in evidence.
It is the same as though the grand
jury should indict a man for stealing
cotton and the petit jury should con
vict him of arson -which the grand
jury had not heard of when they
brought in the true bill for the larceny
of the cotton.
The Habit of Kindness.
Orison S. Marrien in Suocosa Magazine.
A large part of our unkindness is
sheer thoughtlessness. Few people
mean to be unkind. In fact, most peo
ple are. kindly disposed toward others,
and would be glad to help them ; but
they simply do not think. They are so
intent upon their own affairs, their
minds are so focused upon themselves,
that all thought of others or their
needs are crowded out.
There is no other thing which will
give greater satisfaction than the
forming of a kindly habit, the. habit
of holding a kindly spirit toward ev
erybody, and of cheering and encour
ff we persist in this habit it will
drive but all petty little jealousies, all
moroseness and gloom, envy and sel
fishness, everything that would serious
ly mar our lives.
If we hold the right mental attitude,
sow the right mental seeds, sow the
right thoughts, we should get the right
What u splendid opening there is in
the cheering up business for all sorts
of people ! Everybody ought to he in
it, and especially at Christmas time.
It is the grandest occupation in the
world. See what a harvest it brings of
satisfaction, joy and helpfulness!
In addition to all this, it is a real
money-maker, for it increases one’s
powe *, of efficiency, wonderfully. It
keeps life’s machinery lubricated so
that it runs more harmoniously, and
consequently can turn out a great in
crease of product.
How many good things this kindly
spirit brings to us, and how many un
pleasant things it keeps away from us!
No efforts we ever make can bring
such splendid returns as the endeavor
to scatter flowers as we go along, to
plant roses instead of thorns; no in
vestment will pay such fat dividends
as the firm effort put into kind words
and kindly acts, the effort to radiate a
kindly spirit toward every living crea
Do not be discouraged, even if the
people you try to help and encourage
are ungrateful and unresponsive. You
will be enlarged by your own shining,
by your effort's to help others, just as is
the life of the one who is not always
enriched, even if the love is not appre
ciated or returned. Such efForts can
never be lost, no matter how coldly
they may be received. No one can
honestly try to help another in vain. He
is sure to be a larger, richer man him
self for the effort.
The Effect of Catnip.
Now York Post.
What does catnip do for a cat? My
family of cats and kittens beg for it.
After a small dose they cut up all Horts
of shines and didoes. Their antics are
as good as any circus. First they relax.
Then they stretch flat out on their
sides and roll over in a happy delirium.
They jump Jim Crow, waltz on their
eyebrows, spin on their tails, turn
somersaults, cavort, box, wrestle, race
over the house like mad, and finally
fall asleep. A package of dried cat
nip costs 5 cents. You can have $1
worth of fun out of it at any time.
Borne dogs will eat it and go into
raptures. Any animal eating it be
comes good-natured while the effect
Catnip, or catnep, is a corruption of
catmint, [t is an officinal herb, the bo
tanical name being "nepeta cataria.”
The leaves and tops are a stimulant
and tonic. They are a carminative-
calm and soothing. They cause an in
crease of perspiration and are pre
scribed with success as an ernmena-
gogue. Some discerning cats prefer the
plant dried. It smells and tastes like
well-cured hay, with a slight sugges
tion of tobacco. [ have often wondered
whv men should not smoke it in a pure
state, or mix it with tobacco.
Shake Into Your Shoes
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. Bold every
where. Sample FREE. Address, Al
len S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
History of the Chicken.
Bulletin 150 Kansas Kxpi'rimont Station.
To one who is familiar with the dif
ferent types of chickens to be found
in a poultry-show room it seems almost
incredible that these varieties should
have descended from one parent
source, it is, however, thought by sci
entists that all domestic chickens have
been bred from a single species of a
jungle fowl of India.
This wild chicken is smaller than the
common varieties and is colored in a
manner similar to the black-breasted
game breed. The habits of this bird
are like those of the quail and prairie
chicken, both of which belong to the
same zoological family.
From its natural home in India tho
chicken spread Doth East and West.
Chinese poultry culture is ancient. In
China, as well as India, the chief care
seems to have been to breed very large
fowls, and from these countries all
the large, heavily feathered breeds
have been imported.
Poultry is also known to have been
bred in the early Babylonian and Egyp
tian periods. Here, however, t.he pro
gress was in a different line from that
of China. Artificial incubation was
early developed and the selection was
for birds that produced eggs continual
ly, rather than for those that laid few
er eggs and brooded in the natural
The Egyptian type of chicken spread
to the countries bordering on the Med
iterranean, and from Southern Europe
our non-setting breed of fowls have
been imported. Throughout the coun
tries of Northern Europe minor differ
ences were developed. The French
chickens were selected for the quality
of the meat, while in Poland the pecu
liar top-knotted breed is supposed to
have been formed. The chief point to
be noted in all European poultry is
that it differs from Asiatic poultry in
being smaller, lighter feathered, quick
er maturing, of greater egg-producing
capacity, less disposed to become
broody and more active than the Asiat
The early American hens were of
European origin, but of no fixed breeds.
About 1H40 Italian chickens began to
be improved. These, with stock from
Spain, have been bred for fixed types
of form nnd color, and constitute our
Mediterranean or non-setting breeds of
the present day. Boon after the im
portation of Italian chickens a chance
importation was made from Southeast
ern Asia. These Asiatic chickens were
quite different from anything yet seen,
and further importation followed.
Poultry breeding soon became the
fashion, and the first poultry show waH
held in Boston in the early fifties. The
Asiatic fowls imported were gray or
yellowish red in color, and were va
riously known us the Brahmapootras,
Cochin-Chinas and Shanghais, With
the rapid development of poultry
breeding there came a desire to pro
duce new varieties. Every conceivable
form of cross-breeding was rcBorted to.
The great majority of breeds and vari
eties as they exist to-day are the re
sult of crosses followed by a few years
of selection for the desired form and
color. Many of our common breeds
still give us occasional individuals that
resemble some of the types from which
the breed was formed. The exact his
tory of the formation of the American
or mixed breeds is in dispute, but it is
certain that they have been formed
from n complex mixing of blood from
both European and Asiatic sources.
Thus we see that the fundamental
traits of our modern breeds are the re
sults of centuries of development along
certain fixed lines.
“I can’t keep the visitors from com
ing up,” said the office boy, dejectedly.
’’When I say you’re out they don’t be
lieve me. They say they must see
“Well,” said the editor, "just tell
them that’s what they all say. I don't
care how you check them, hut I must
That afternoon there called at the
office a lady with hard features and an
acid expression. She wanted to see the
editor, and the boy assured her that it
“But [ must see him!” she protest
ed. “I’m his wife!”
“That’s what they all say,” replied
That is why he found himself on the
floor, with the lady sitting on his neck
and smacking his head with a ruler, and
that is why there is a new boy wanted
A florist of Philadelphia was one day
making the rounds of his properties
near that city when he was approached
by a young man who applied to him for
"I am very sorry,” said the florist,
“but I have all the help I need; I have
nothing for you to do.”
“Sir,” said the young man with a
poilte bow, “if you only knew how lit
tle work it would take to occupy me!”
Women’s Kisses Not Deceitful.
Of all things, men pretend to most
despise the kisses of women—the
kisses, that is, which they give each
other. Now, are women greater sin
ners in this respect than men? The lat
ter (to quote their own words) scoff
loudly at the “Judas-like” kiss which
women give each other when they
meet; but what difference is there in
that and the handshake with which a
dozen times a day men greet others for
whom they have a great contempt and
“But we don’t; meet them if we can
help it,” is their excuse.
Just as if a woman runs after peo
ple she does not like ! It is easy enough
for a man to slip out of his club or res
taurant or cross the street in order to
avoid an insufferable braggart or bore,
tint could his wife rise and abruptly
take leave of her hostess at an “at
home,” for instance, because a girl
who copies her hats has entered the
If she did her husband's discourse on
politeness, as soon as he heard of it,
would last an hour.
When a woman’s opinion is asked
about a hat, dress or newly-furnished
drawing-room, she sweetly smiles, and
—unless it is a very intimate friend
who questions her -admires and praises
it, even though she is mentally pro
nouncing it hideous.
It is not any business of hers, and
9!) per cent, of the questioners quite
expect a favorable reply.
Men call this hypocrisy.
But have you ever known a man to
refuse a cheap cigar because “I really
can’t stand them, old man, they’re too
awful?” Isn’t he usually “off' color”
or “seedy ’ just then?
Only the other day such a critical
hubby was proven the veriest weather
“I am going to take tea with Mrs.
Calvert this afternoon,” said his wife,
rising from the breakfast table. “Isn’t
it a nuisance? 1 would much rather
stay at home.”
Her spouse smiled—the lofty Hmile of
one who is above deceit. “Then stay
at home,” he said. “Why on earth
couldn’t you have been honest when
she invited you, Molly, and have told
her that you did not cure about it?”
Molly looked doubtful. "I thought
perhaps I ought to go. You said the
other day that, Mr. Calvert — ”
“Oh, the Calverts! 1 did not catch
trie name. Yes, go there by all means,”
was the hasty interruption.
“But I detest them all.”
“Never mind that. Thu Calvert firm
gave us their first good order last
week, and they must not be offended.”
Let men scoff' as they will, if we
were all to drop our masks for a day,
and be as weary, abrupt, irritable and
candid as we liked, every lawyer in
the country would lie driven to deatli
with work on the morrow.
It is the oil of pleasant speeches and
bright smiles that makes tho world
slip smoothly round. Bo, as it is all in
tho way of the business of life for men
and women to use that oil, let tho for
mer be just, and atop the parrot-like
cry that women are deceitful.
Viewing the Corpse.
The corpse was neatly composed
within a plain coffin, standing in tho
main room, where were gathered the
relatives and such of the neighbors as
could find space. The dignified and sol
emn “funeral air” was over all; they
sat hushed in breathless silence. The
It was just at this juncture that
there entered a long, lanky, sunburnt
native, full-rigged in Bunday clothes
and squeaky shoes. The undertaker
tried to head him off, the preacher
frowned and others made signs and
gestures that were unmistakable. But
despite these the late comer stulked
over to stand for a moment beside the
bier, then crowded hack into a seat.
“It’s a hot day, ain’t it?” he said in
tones that could be heard out in the
kitchen, as he sat down and mopped his
The man addressed flushed with em
barrassment and made frantic “hush!”
signs with his lips; but, nothing
abashed, the lanky one continued:
“Quite a right smart lot o’ folks out,
ain’t there?” The man by his side was
purple in the face now, but the rustic-
one was oblivious to surroundings, and
he went on:
"Seen Bill?” turning his thumb in
the direction of the casket.
Another nod of resignation from the
listener. Then the grand finale:
"Looks like h—11. don’t he?”
"Your father is in politics,” said the
stranger, “is he not.?”
“Yeh,” replied the boy, “but mom
thinks he’s gittin’ cured of it.”
“How do you mean?”
“Why, his stummick has gune back
on him an’ he can’t drink like he us-