NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
VOL. ' XL V.
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909
TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TO BUY
THEIR SUPPLY OF FLOUR
PASSING OF T H E VETERANS.
They are paaaitv.r into the thadow, with their
crosses on the breast.
The Knights of Southern Chivalry, the men who
wore the stray;
They are passing into history, with faces toward
Where dies the ruddy afterglow that crowns
the warrior's day.
The serried lines are thinner, growing thinner,
year by yeat—
The high, proud hands that stormed the Bruns
are white instead of brown;
Upon the cheek unb'anchod by war there falls
the furtive tear.
And the mnka are cloned in silence as time mows
a comrade down.
800 Barrels of Flour, bought before the last rise in
wheat. To move this amount of flour we have decided to
divide our profits with all buyers of flour.
SEED OATS.—Texas Rust-Proof Oats, Home-Raised
Rust -Proof Appier Oats.
SEED WHEAT.—Purple-Straw Seed Wheat.
TOBACCO.—“Merry Widow,’’the rich man's chew at
the poor man’s price.
SHOES.—Make your feet comfortable during the
coming winter by buying a pair of “Stronger Than the Law”
Shoes for yourself and your boys.
And for mother and sister buy our “Virginia Creeper,”
“Dixie Girl,” and “High Point.”
We have for children the famous Walton Shoes at
Car-load Shorts just received.
T. G. Farmer & Sons"Go,
19 Court Square :: 6 and 8 W. Washington
Soon the bugle calls resounding 1 shtll
days that pass.
Soon the roll will re-ocho in the haunt
once they knew.
But the clarion shall die sobbing low. amongst the
And the roll-call find its answer hid beneath the
et the deeds they wrought in valor shall
ward from tho sod;
Their prowess, born of rights of men, give birth
to glorious song;
Like incense from Valhalla shall their faith float
up to God.
And sacrifice blot out the night of calumny and
They are passing into shadow, with their crosses
on the breast—
The flower of Southern Chivalry, th
love to greet;
But they bear within their hearts of gold nil we
have loved tho best—
Our sorrow’s crown of sorrow, and the victory
of defeat. —[Virginia Frasier Boyle.
Your attention to our immense stock of Dry Goods,
bought long before the price of cotton advanced.
A great many goods can be bought from us lower
than we can buy them in market
and inspect our stocks; we are always glad to show
the goods, and know you will find both the [articles
and the prices right. Our store is
flowing with goods, consisting of—
Is filled with everything in the Grocery line. The
goods were bought right, and our increasing trade
shows that we have the right prices. ’Phone 342
when in need of Groceries.
H. C. ARNALL MDSE. CO.
George F. Mellen in Chattanooga New*.
Since the death, last year, of Joel
Chandler Harris, there is wonder wheth
er the chain of Georgia humorists,
almost unbroken for nearly a century,
will have added links, and that speed!
ly. It is a remarkable fact, how among
her sister States of the South, Georgia,
for years, has maintained the primacy-
in literature, particularly in that dis
tinctive phase termed humor. It has
been the fashion in quarters outside of
the South’s Empire State to speak of a
Georgia literature meritorious, and so
popular have been the products of her
gifted men in letters. Her humorists
did more to give her this distinct place
or reputation than her poets, .roirfan-
cers or historians.
Georgia pride is limitless, but it is
well founded. The achievements of
her sons not only in letters, but in ev
ery walk of life, have stimulated and
cultivated a feeling of genuine pride
In manufacturing, transportation, com
merce, statesmanship, military affairs
ana education, in church life and in
journalism, the Georgian has been in
the vanguard of progress and-btis ex
hibited the best types of Southern life,
whether on the commercial dr tffS‘agri
cultural side. If an extraordinary self-
consciousness has been begotten, it is
neither excessive r.or unwarranted. The
State has been a devoted mother to
her sons, nor have they failed in filial
gratitude and worthy returns.
Three-quarters of a century ago
Judge A. R. Longstreet's “Georgia
Scenes’’ appeared as the first Georgia
humorous product in permanent form.
Its contents had first seen the light in
the columns of the Augusta Sentinel,
of which the author was editor. Later
Judge Longstreet repudiated this bant
ling of his brain, by which his memory
will be best preserved. However, his
work in this vein was taken up by an
other editor. William T. Thompson,
who had been associated with him on
the Augusta paper. Five years later, in
his own newspaper, the Madison Mis
cellany, appeared “Major Jones’
Courtship,’’depicting the rural scenes
of Middle Georgia, as his predecessor
had done. Following him was Charles
H. Smith, whose “Bill Arp" letters
began, in the first year of the Civil
W r ar, to appear in the press. Richard
Malcolm Johnston, with his "Dukes-
borough Tales,’’ published first in a
magazine soon after the war, became a
strong link in the chain. Joel Chandler
Harris, the adorable “Uncle Remus,”
concludes the honorable list of humor
ists who widely extended the name and
fame of Georgia. Than any of the oth
ers his fame is more widespread and
securer. It was the Atlanta Constitu
tion which furnished “Bill Arp” and
“Uncle Remus” a medium through
which to reach the reading public.
From law and journalism came most
of the notable Georgia humorists. In
the early days no two professions were
closer to the people. One was a close
observer, the other a faithful chroni
cler. County court days at county-seat
taverns brought members of the bar
together. On these occasions, after the
legal bouts of the day were over, they
met in the delightful abandon of social
intercourse. Exchange of jokes, with
experiences and observations of rustic
ways and rural life, gave to the humor
ous raconteur and writer abundant ma
terial for literary output. In such
meetings was to be found the germ of
many a published humorous tale.
Before Longstreet. Thompson, Smith.
Johnston and Harris immortalized
themselves through humorous products
of the pen, Georgia produced a trio of
lawyers whose infectious humor was
communicated to their successors.
They were John M. Dooly and Augus
tin S. Clayton and Oliver II. Prince.
Many of Judge Dooly’s stories are pre
served in Miller’s Bench and Bar of
Georgia and through the memoirs of
such lawyers as Judge Garnett An-
Irews, sr., and Grigsby E. Thomas. Of
these Dooly was a bubbling fountain of
the raciest and rarest humor. He saw
the funny side even in the most serious
affairs of men. This was particularly
true in his own experiences. Whether
challenged to fight a duel or to sit at
the breakfast table with a negro slave,
dark as ebony, he relieved the situation
by the humorous turn given them when
conditions and environment were any
thing but laughable.
By nature he was a man of peace,
and therefore opposed to duelling, the
common mode by which gentlemen of
the old school settled even their differ
ences of opinion. On one occasion a
' up " fellow-lawyer. Charles Tait, who sub
sequently became a Federal Judge in
Alabama, challenged Dooly to settle a
difference between them by a resort to
the code duello. Judge Tait, early in
life, had lost a leg. Judge Dooly re
sponded that, in view of his rival’s
misfortune, they could hardly fight on
equal terms, and he well knew that his
honored adversary would be willing to
fight only on equal terms. He refused,
consequence, to accept the offer of
combat on the field of honor. At the
same time he expressed the hope that
his motives would be understood; he
had no disposition to refer to the ac
cident which had befallen his opponent,
for which he cherished the sincerest re
Judge Tait was highly incensed by
the answer, and became more deter
mined to bring about a hostile meeting.
In severe language he rejoined, insinu
ating that cowardice had inspired the
Dooly reply, and not sympathy for a
cripple. Judge Dooly then put on a
bold front, and stated that he had
made a mistake in presuming that Tait
would fight only on an equal footing.
He then declared his willingness to
fight anywhere and at any time, provi
ded Tait would permit him to put one
of his legs in a bee-gum ! This note out
raged Tait more than the one preced
ing, and with indignation he said that
he would publish Dooly as a coward.
The answer to this was that Tait. at
his own expense, might publish him as
a coward in every newspaper of the
State, since he chose rather to fill
dozen newspapers than a single coffin!
All over Georgia the laugh was on the
irritable Tait, whereas the popularity
of the facetious Dooly mounted upward
in increased proportions. Judge Clay
ton published a pamphlet of 2ul) pages
which was entitled “The Mysterious
Picture, by Wrangham Fitzramble,
Esq.” Much caustic wit was injected
into this work, inasmuch as he lashed
many of the foibles of the period prior
to 1825. He is also credited with hav
ing written for Davy Crockett “The
Life of Davy Crockett, Written by
Himself.” A3 a rule, his wit was with
out malice, and he was the life of
many a company, or social gathering.
Col. Prince was the author of one «f
the choicest pieces of humor in Long-
utreet’s “Georgia Scenes,” "The Mili
tia Drill.” In his book Judge Long
street attributed it to another, appar
ently without permission to give the
name. The highest possible tribute
paid to its merits is the fact that the
celebrated English novelist, Thomas
Hardy, in his book “The Trumpet Ma
jor,” bodily extracted, without credit,
from Prince’s product. This the New
York Critic, in the deadly parallel col
umn, showed, with some ludicrous pas
sages between that publication and a
contributor to the London Daily News.
Dooly, Clayton and Prince were fore
runners, or prototypes, of what is
known as the school of Georgia humor
Danger of the Present High Price for
There’s not a rose without :» thorn.
There is likewise no pleasure and no
blessing which does not carry with it.
as the thorn to the rose, something
which may turn the blessing into a
curse, and which must be ascertained
and guarded against to prevent being
injured thereby. The danger that
lurks in the present high price of cot
ton is exposed by the Commerce News.
"If cotton stays at tho present price
one might as well sing psalms to a
dead horse as try to get the farmer
to sow wheat this fail. All tillable
land will be reserved for cotton and
the undergrowth grubbed out and the
woods planted in fleecy staple.”
There is reason to apprehend that
the fear here expressed is only too well
founded. Cotton is now worth practi
cally fifteen cents, and it is almost cer
tain that it will go still higher. With
cotton fifteen cents at planting
time the temptation will be great for
the farmer to strain all his resources
and devote all his efforts to raising ’as
much cotton as possible. Ot the pros
perity which high priced cotton brings
he will make a desperate effort to get
as large a share as possible.
But if this be done it requires no
prophet nor the son of a prophet to
foretell the result: a bumper crop,
probably largely in excess of any pre
vious crop, followed by a demoralized
market, which will be a ready oppor
tunity for the bears to hammer the
price down to figures that mean ruin to
The farmers understand this as well
as everybody else. Through their
Farmers’ Union, which hus done so
much in promoting the farmers’ inter
ests, they should at once begin to work
against such a calamity. The rose in
the thorn being so plainy apparent,
they should tako steps to avoid being
wounded by it. And this may be easily
All that is necessary is for the far
mers to sit steady in the boat. Contin
ue to diversify their crops, as they
have begun to do; for whether the
price of cotton be low or high, it pays
the fanner best to raise as much of
other stuff as possible besides cotton.
In this way the acreage planted in cot
ton will be held down, and the land de
voted to other crops be made to yield
as good or better returns than if it had
been planted in cotton, and the price of
cotton will be maintained.
The plans that were made earlier in
the year for planting small grain
should be closely adhered to. Wheat,
oats and rye are paying crops on any
farm. The good price received for cot
ton should only stimulate to greater di
versification, to add still more to the
income of the farm from other sources.
The future prosperity of the farmers
is in their own hands, and they know
it. And while some of them may care
lessly do as The News indicates, the
majority of them will be wiser, and by
increased diveaification not only in
crease their individual prosperity but
avert the calamity of low-price coton
following an abnormally large crop.
Making Our Own Bread.
Recently The Herald took occasion to
refer,to the fact that we have no grist
mills in Dougherty county. The state
ment was made iu connection with the
theory advanced by medical men that
pellagra is caused by eating bread
made from musty or mouldy corn.
We have yet to be convinced that
corn in any form is even remotely re
sponsible for pellagra ; but that fresh,
meal, ground from sound and well-
cured grain, is not only more palata
ble, but more wholesome and healthful
than the average meal that we get
from the commercial mills, must be ap
parent to any intelligent mind, and is a
proposition easily demonstrated. Much
of the meal that is shipped here from
the commercial mills is stale and mus
ty when it reaches the consumer. Ic
may have been ground from damaged
corn, or may have become heated or
moulded in transit or in storage after
leaving the mill. The truth of the mat
ter is. we don’t know where the meal
of commerce that we buy comes from,
what it has been through since it left
the mill, how old it is, or whether it is
fresh or stale. There are, therefore,
(aside from the popular theory that the
disease pellagra is caused by eating
the products of stale or mouldy meal.)
good and sufficient reasons why meal
fresh from the mill and from sound
and clean grain should be preferred
over the meal of commerce for domes
But the one common-sense, material
reason why the farmers of Southwest
Georgia should raise their own corn
and have their meal ground at home is
of a material and economic nature. The
farmer in Southwest Georgia who is
worthy of the name ought to produce
his own bread, and we have indeed,
fallen into a state of shiftleasness
when there is not a grist-mill in the
county where home-made corn can bn
taken to be ground for the miller’s toll.
Dougherty county has drifted into its
present deplorable condition by degrees.
So little corn has been produced in the
county that there has been but little to
grind. The grist-mills have therefore
gone out of business because there was
nothing for them to do.
But this year our farmers have very
generally returned to the first princi
ples of successful farming, and more
corn has been made in this section than
has been known since the Civil War
And now let us have the grist-mills
again arid eat corn-bread made from
our own corn. Now that we have some
corn in the country, there should be a
grist-mill on every large plantation, or
in every neighborhood. There should
be at least as many grist-mills as there
are cotton gins.
This Parson Was Honest.
“Yes,” said the railway claim agent,
“we come across queer things some
times. The queerest thing in my ex
perience was the case of a minister.
This man wa3 hurt in a rear-end col
lision and we gave him 315,000 dam
ages. At the end of the year we got a
letter from him that ran something
like this; ’My salary is .$2,000 and
the accident caused me to lose it for a
twelve-month. My medical expenses
were $750. My board at a mountain
sanitarium for six monthB was $850.
Other expenses due to this accident
were, in round numbers, $1,000; total,
$4,600. You gave me $5,000. Now I am
back in the pulpit again, as well and
strong as ever, and I have $400 of your
money on my hands. Not being enti
tled to that sum I do what any other
minister would do in my place—return
the money to you as per check in
“How was that for honesty?” said
the claim agent. “The ministers are a
wonderful lot. We sent the $400 back
to this honest minister and he gave it
to charity in our name.”
When a cold becomes settled in the
system, it will take several days’ treat
ment to cure it, and the best remedy to
use is Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy.
It will cure quicker than any other, and
also leaves the system in a natural and
healthy condition. Sold by all dealers.
HELPFUL HINTS ON HAIR HEALTH
Future Delivery of Cotton.
About the livest subject in Morgan
county just now is the mattei of set
tling the future sales of spot cotton.
It is astonishing to lsarn how many
farmers sold their cotton back in the
spring and summer for fall delivery.
Some people who never raise a bale of
cotton sold it for future delivery.
Settlements are now being made for
these future sales, and some of our
best citizens are being hit very hard,
so to speak. It is estimated that some
thing like ten thousand bales of cotton
were sold by Morgan county farmers
for future delivery at prices ranging
from ten to twelve cents and above.
It is very hard for a farmer whose
crop is already short to sell his cotton
at about $25 a bale less than the mar
ket. But after the contract is entered
into in good faith there is nothing else
to do but deliver the goods. It is too
late now to question the ability of thq
buvers to settle, in case cotton had
been three or four cents below the
price of the future sale.
This future sale of cotton has proved
disastrous. It has not only deprived
Morgan county of nearly a quarter
million dollars that belongs and other
wise would have gone into the channels
of her trade, but has had a depressing
effect on the spirit of trade. The ef
fect of it is very generally felt.
This is to certify that all druggists
are authorized to refund your money if
Foley’s Honey andTarfails to cure your
cough or cold. It stops the cough, heals
the lungs and pr events serious results
from a cold, prevents pneumonia and
consumption. Contains no opiates.
The genuine is in a yellow package.
Refuse substitutes. Sold by all drug
Alimony alleviates the ailments at
tendant upon altered attachments.
Scalp and Hair Troubles Generally
Caused by Carelessness.
Dandruff is a contagious disease
caused by a microbe which al30 produces
baldness. Never use a comb or brush
belonging to some one else. No matter
how cleanly the owner may be, these
articles may be infected with microbes,
which will infect your scalp. It is far
easier to catch hair microbes than it is
to get rid of them, and a single stroke
of an infected comb or brush well lead
to baldness. Never try on anybody
else’s hat. Many a hatband is a rest
ing place for microbes.
If you happen to be troubled with
dandruff, itching scalp, falling hair or
baldness, we have a remedy which we
believe will completely relieve these
troubles. We are so sure of this that
we offer it to you with the understand
ing that it will cost you nothing for the
trial if it does not produce the results
we claim. This remedy is called Rexall
“93” Hair Tonic. We honestly believe
it to be the most scientific remedy for
scalp and hair troubles, and we know
of nothing else that equals it for effect
iveness, because of the results it has
produced in thousands of cases.
Rexall “98” Hair Tonic is devised to
banish dandruff, restore natural color
when its loss has been brought about
by disease, and make the hair naturally
silky, soft and glossy. It does this be
cause it stimulates the hair follicles,
destroys the germ matter, and brings
about a free, healthy circulation of
blood, which nourishes the hair roots,
causing them to tighten and grow new
hair. We want everybody who has any
trouble with hair or scalp to know that
Rexall “93” Hair Tonic is the best hair
tonic and restorative in existence, and
no one should scoff at or doubt this
statement until they have put our
claims to a fair test, with the under
standing that they pay us nothing
for the remedy if it does not give full
and complete satisfaction in every par
ticular. Two sizes, 50 cents and $1.00.
Remember you can obtain Rexall Rem
edies in Newnan only at our store—
The Rexall Store. Holt & Cates Co.
The real hero is the man who can bear
his own troubles as stoically as he
doeB those of his friends.