VOL. X L I V.
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1909
We’ve been planning for this sale for a month
or more. Of course you attended our “Clover Day”
sales last spring. If you didn’t you missed some
rare bargains. We are going to make this a banner
day for shrewd shoppers—but, remember,for one day
only. We’ve chosen dress goods as special leaders
for this occasion, and have named some prices that
will make jmu take notice. Most every woman has
to buy something in woolen goods for early fall
wear, and we figured that some real low prices on
dress goods would appeal to all. Now, this is not
a dress goods sale pure and simple; you’ll find a lot
of other goods scattered about through the store
that are equally desirable. But the offerings in
dress goods are by far the largest of any other class
of merchandise, and, coming at a time like this,
when everybody is buying dress goods, must appeal
to you forcibly. We note only a few of the good
The lot consists of a great variety of materials
in all shades. The prices range from 29c. to 59c.
for goods worth up to $2 per yard. A number of
Priestly’s and Courtauld’s best black fabrics includ
ed in the lot.
The quantity is limited; they are not new;
some are small remnants; you will" not find every
color you are looking for; but SILKS at 29c. and
39c. a yard, that have sold as high as $1.50 per
yard, must find some purchasers. Come early for
NETS AND ALLOVER LACES
A number of pieces in this lot; some very
small, only enough for trimming a dress; others
contain enough for a waist or dress. Some em
broidered chiffons in the lot, and some very fine
black allovers. We’ve sold them all the way up to
$4 a yard. They should melt like snow at ONE
DOLLAR A YARD.
Just two items here, but thejr are hummers:
10-4 linen sheeting 75c. a yard; worth and sold
at $1 everywhere.
Yard-wide full bleached all-linen suiting, just
the right weight. You’ve paid 50c. a yard for
worse linen. “Clover Day” price is 25c.
And don’t forget “Clover Day” damask, two
yards wide, (all linen,) 59c.
•lust one item in white goods, serving as an in
troduction to the best line we ever carried. “Im
perial” longcloth, full yard wide, $1 a bolt. Value
at least $1.50.
Three items here, and not many in each lot,
but you will get a bargain if you happen in early.
A lot at 50c. a dozen that sold as high as 10c.
Another lot at 10c., (all linen,) embroidered,
worth up to 25c.
Hair-bow ribbons for the girls’ hair—all one
width, about five inches. They come in white,
black, red, navy, pink and light blue. The> are
all silk, and worth 35c. “Clover Day” price is 21c.
SUITS IN ANNEX
These are not new suits. Perish the thought!
^ <)U can tell it by the prices. There are not many
of them, either; but we’ve put a price to move ’em
—$5, $10, $15. That’s the story for suits we sold
up to $50.
Finds us with our preparations for the Fall trade
complete and ready for business. Our Fall and
Winter goods are now here, and we are showing the
largest stock of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Dress
Goods, Shoes, Hats, Etc., <
That we have ever carried. Have just received a
lot of Children’s Ready-made Dresses—sizes from 6
Make up your mind now to wear one of our suits *
this season. We handle the celebrated “KAN’T-
BE-BEAT” line. They have always been noted for
their perfect-fitting and wearing qualities, and the
moderate price. We are showing some pretty pat
terns in this clothing, and our line for 1909 is big
ger, better and brighter than ever. Our stock of
odd Trousers is also complete—prices $2 to $5—and
at every price named we offer the very best values.
We have several misses’and ladies’ Coat Suits (
that we will sell^at lower prices than you will find
We invite comparison, and ask for business only
on the merits of our merchandise.
H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO.
T H E G O L D E N K N I G I! T .
A nlim young- knight in golden mail
Came riding down tin? field;
Of yellow metal wns hia lance
His cuiraas arid his s!v*M;
And yellow was tin waving plume
That danced upon tin* breeze,
And yellow, too, the silken curia
That rippled to hia knees.
He halted by a silver stream,
And in the moonlight pale
The chilly dewa like jewels ahono
Upon his gleaming mail.
A wind that told of coming frost
Ilia saffron feather shook.
And s’ >.t, the red October leaves
In showers upon the brook.
But all along the caste rn sky
A blinoitifr glory came.
Aa morning robed the hills with light.
And crowned the woods with flarflo;
Anl when I saw the golden knight
In glittering armor pass,
A slender spray of golden rod
Was Lilting with the grass.
Why Living Costs More.
Henry Dunkak is president of the
New York Mercantile Exchange, the
organization of produce commission
merchants who handle New York’s
fresh food supply. A Post-Dispatch
reporter asked him why the cost of
living was increasing so rapidly. This
is his reply:
“Natural causes—a complete change
in the conditions governing our national
food supply. Artificial changes here
and there, extra profits in some lines,
combinations in others; local conditions
in cities have a tendency to increase
certain prices, but those are the
exceptions, not the ruling causes.
Underneath them lies the basic reason;
namely, a demand for food that is
increasing faster than the supply.
“We have reached a point where we
are ceasing to be an exporting nation
of food prodnets. Our population is
increasing so rapidly that we are con- j
suming at home nearly all products of
| the American farm. A few years ago
1 we exported large quantities of food;
| to-day we export little save in special 1
| lines; a few years hence we may be j
I “It is a very simple rule in economics ■
| that when the demand proves greater j
i than the supply prices rise. This is the J
condition we are approaching in the food
question. This i3 why prices are stead- j
“Mr. James J. Hill, the railroad man, j
is considered, I believe, an authority on
the grain supply of the West. He has
stated that we, as a nation, are rapidly
approaching the time where we will !
cease to export wheat and flour and j
consume at home every bushel we
can raise. I am not familiar with the
details of the wheat supply, but I accept
that prophecy, because I know the same
conditions are applying to the fresh
produce of the farm-thc butter, eggs,
cheese, milk, vegetables and poultry.
“The last Government report on ex
ports and imports gives some concrete
examples. Government fiscal years
end on June 30, and the figures for
last year are available. Let us take
potatoes as a specific instance. In the
year 1907 the United States exported
1,030,461 bushels. In the year 1909 the
exports were 763,651 bushels. In two
years the exports fell olf one-half.
“The same two years show a falling
off in butter exports from 12,044,777
pounds to 0,981,260 pounds. In cheese
the percentage of decrease is even
greater-from 17,280,230 down to 6,822,-
“These Government statistics show
that in the last two years the exports
of meat and dairy products have
decreased approximately $36,000,000 in
value, or about 17 per cent. At such a
rate it will be only a few years before
the exports will cease entirely and the
home demand exceed the supply.
“Until recently New York was a
great dairy State. It more than sup
plied this city with butter, milk and
cheese. Today v/e go far West for the
greater part of our butter and eggs.
The States of the Mississippi valleysup-
ply the New York breakfast table.
The commission merchant is driven to
go further and further west and south
for his consignments of farm produce.
“The very rapid increase in popula
tion has a double effect. First, there
are a greater number of people to be
fed, particularly in the large cities, who
do not raise any of their food supply;
secondly, there is a decrease in the
available acreage in Eastern States,
owing to the spreading out of com
munities. Every new town that springs
up or expands into a city draws firston
its own vicinity for form products, and
thereby decreases the supply that
formerly was shipped to the metropolis.
“Thus everywhere the general de
mand for food products is increasing,
while the available supply grows very
little larger. The first effect of the de
mand is to raise prices at initial points.
The farmer can ask and receive higher
prices for everything he raises than
five and ten years ago. There is a
steady upward movement in all market
“The longer distance from which New
York must bring its fresh food supply
naturally leads to some increase in the
cost of transportation. Only a very
small part of the total comes from
nearby regions. The truck gardens of
Long Island have been turned into
building lots. The milk train starts 200
miles or more away from the city.
Iowa butter is sought after. The States
of the South furnish us with vegetables.
“But it is not merely these special
conditions that is raising the cost of
living. The real causes lie further
back. The population is growing
enormously. We are wanting and get
ting better qualities of food. The de
mand is going ahead at such rapid pace
that it is overtaking the supply. The
result is inevitable—highqr prices.
"There is the answer to your ques
Sure to Win.
Justice is, of course, loudly demand
ed by every litigant in a court of law,
hut it is a frequent infirmity of the
human mind to confuse justice with
one’s own cause, says Law Notes. The
late Thomas B. Reed used to tell an
amusing story to illustrate this ten
He was once retained by an enter
prising client to prosecute an action.
On talking with the plaintiff’s wit
nesses Mr. Reed found that their stories
were far from consistent, so he report
ed the fact to the client and advised
that the suit he dropped. The client
was somewhat perturbed, hut told the
attorney he would have a talk with the
witnesses and let him know the next
morning what he had decided.
True to his word, he dropped in bright
and early, wearing the cheerful look of
one who has fought the good fight.
“I’ve seen those witnesses,” he ex
plained, “and they say that they must
have been mistaken when they talked
with you. They all see it alike now.
I’ve also seen some of the jurymen and
they think I’ll win. Now, if there’s
such a thing as justice in law, we can’t
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Parents without interest live with in
Southern Cotton Mills.
There was once a theory up New
England way, fifty or so years ago, that
providence had so arranged the indus
trial scheme in this country that the
Southern States would continuously
grow the raw matorials and that New
England would turn these raw materia s
into manufactured products and resell
them to the South at a large profit.
It was a reciprocal scheme, which was
worked to the satisfaction of New
England through more than three-quar
ters of a century. The system of ship
ping cotton northward to be turned into
yarns and textiles is working yet, but
with striking modifications.
The annual reports showing the out
put of American cotton mills have in
dicated from year to year during the
past decade that the South has been
rapidly gaining upon the non-growing
States in the manufacture of cotton,
and last year and this the reports show
that more raw cotton has been turned
into fabrics in the South than in the
North. According to the statistical in
formation gathered by the secretary of
the New Orleans Cotton Exchange for
the commercial year which ended Au
gust 31, 1909, Southern mills consumed
2,660,000 bales of cotton, aa compared
with 2,600,000 hales consumed by the
But during the same period foreign
mills used 8,066,000 hales of cotton, or
about 3,000,000 bales more than all the
mills in this country. It is therefore
apparent that there is still abundant
opportunity for the expansion of the
cotton manufacturing industry in the
United States. Baltimore has long fig
ured as an important cotton manufac
turing center, and there is no apparent
reason why this city should not become
the counterpart of British Manchester.
Cheap power and nearness to the grow
ing areas constitute the combined ad
vantage for Baltimore as a cotton
“Have you confessed all your sins?”
asked the preacher, solemnly.
I guess I’ve about cleaned up,” was
the feeble response of the sick parish
How about those fish stories you
are so noted for?” continued the pas
tor. “Were they all true?”
The sufferer's face took on a look of
anguish and disgust. “Parson,” he
muttered, “that’s a mighty mean ad
vantage to take of a dying man !”