fieraM and JMoerfiser,
NEWNAN, FRIDAY, DEC. 24.
than 10 cents a pound,
note of thepe things. Mr.
Official Organ of Coweta County.
Jap. K. Hrown,
it no w N
Trios. H. I’AHROTT.
INCREASED COST OF LI VINO.
Market! advances in the last year
have taken place in breadstuff's, pro
visions, live stock, leather and textiles.
One of the noticeable effects of the in
creased cost of living has been the
demand of labor for higher wages.
Wages, however, have not advanced in
proportion to the cost of living. The
natural conclusion, and the only conclu
sion to he reached, is that the working
men and their families have been forced
to a trifle lower standard of living.
Commenting upon these conditions in
its monthly review of trade fluctuations
and prices, Bradstreet’s shows that on
Dec. 1 the average wholesale price for
ninety-six commodities stood at 0.1262,
against 8.2133 on the same date last
year, being an advance of a little over
11 per cent, in one year. Illustrating the
effect of this price advance Bradstreet’s
"Theoretically, a man going to the
wholesale market place to purchase a
pound of each of ninety-six articles
would have had to pay for the same
on Dec. 1 this year about $0.12. On
March 1 last, like goods might have
been purchased for nearly 91 cents
less; while on Dec. 1, 1908, they were
cheaper by 91.35 cents. At the low
level in June, 1908, similar goods
•ould have been obtained for $1.40 un
der the present level.’’
The increases above dealt with re
fer to the upward tendency in prices
during the last yoar. To appreciate
what a 11 per cent, increase in the cost
■of living during the last year really
means, it is necessary to recall that
the cost of living in 1907 averaged 47.4
per cent, more than in 1897. While
protectionists deny thst the high Ding-
ley rates have more than a nominal
■connection with the increased cost of
Diving, a comparison of food prices
here and in England shows that while
prices have advanced 11 per cent, un
der high protection in the United
States, in one year, food prices in free
'trade Great Britain advanced hut 7 per
-ent. in the ten years between 1896
. tnd 1906.
In view of this showing—with meat
selling in the Newnan market to-day
at 16 cents, corn at 90 cents, and mules
at 9200 to $300 a head—the farmer who
fails to plant corn and raise meat next
/ear is doomed to bankruptcy. Not
even n bumper crop of cotton at 10
cents will save him.
The money circulation statement, is
sued Monday by the Treasury Depart
ment, shows that the general stock erf
money in the United StateH on Dec. I
was $3,284,602,046, an increase of
$712,935 sincu a month ngo. Of this
total there .was in circulation $3,113,-
: 310,934, an increaseof $6,631,877 over a
t month ago, and of $13,749,901 a year
ago. The Treasury held assets of the
Government on Dec. 1 of $29,291,114,
■which does not inciludc $35,952,787 of
■ deposits of public money in national
hank depositories to the credit of the
United States Treasury. Of the gen
eral stock of money at present, gold
coins, (including bullion in the Treas
ury,) aggregate $1,644,906,223 ; stand
ard silver dollars, $664,294,719; subsid
iary silver, $61,302,633; Treasury
noteB of 1890. $39,828,000; United
States notes. $364,681,016, and national
bank notes, $707,433,547.
Fitzgerald Leader: ‘‘Hoke Smith
would reflect honor upon our State in
the United States Senate, and we would
he glad to see him there, hut for the
peace and welfare of the State Joe
Brown ought to he re-electad Governor
Washington Herald: "The Hon. Wil
liam Charles Adamson, of Georgia, says
no man who dines habitually on ‘corn-
bread, potlieker and greens’ need fear
the pestiferous hookworm.”
Wheat and Colton Acreage.
The fluctations of the market have
very much the same effect upon the
wheat-growing farmers of the North
west that they have upon the cotton
growing farmers of the South.
The market prices for both wheat and
cotton have been good this year, and
the result will he an increase in the acre
age given to the two crops for the next
The winter wheat has already been
planted, and it was expected, in view of
the present, [trices of the grain, that the
farmers would sow an increased area
We ace, too, that the Department of
Agriculture estimates that the area of
wheat is nearly 8 per cent, higher than
the revised estimate of the winter wheat
seeding of a year ago. This makes the
increased area about two and a half
In about ten weeks from now the es
timates of the cotton acreage of next
year will be taken up by the Govern
ment statisticians and by the cotton ex
changes and speculators as well. That
the first estimates and reports will show
an increase in the acreage given to cot
ton-growing States now appears to be
almost a foregone conclusion. Here in
Southwest Georgia all the indications
point to preparations for increasing the
Neither the wheat-growers of the
Northwest nor the cotton, growers of
the South appear to learn anything
Be Fair io the Newspaper.
Albany Herald. j
If the public will call at it newspaper
office and see what a mass of work the
editor has to do in the time at his dis
posal, they will not feel like finding
fault when an error is made.
Practically every man in the business
loves his profession, or ho would not
stay in it. There isn’t much in the way
of emoluments for him. There are very
few newspaper men who cannot make
more money in almost any line of busi
The editor is as jealous of his reputa
tion as other men are of theirs, and he
does not want to make an error or to
make a misstatement. He cannot help
it sometimes, because he is human, like
the rest of people.
When you see an error in a newspa
per, pass it by. If it directly affects
you, call at the office and in a kindly
tone ask that it be corrected.
The editor will appreciate this, and
you will go away after making some in
vestigations wondering why more errors
are not made.
Card of Thanlu.
We desire to express our thanks and 1
appreciation of the many acta of kind
ness shown us in the great sorrow that
recently came into our home in the
death of a loving wife and mother.
These gentle ministrations of love were
as rift* in the dark clouds, and will
ever abide in sweetest memory. May
God’s richest blessings vest upon each
raid everyone, is our prayur.
J. A. Buckie and.Children.
Sargent, Ga., Dec. 22d.
St is just being realized' that the
Trans-Siberian railroad was a poor job
from an engineering standpoint.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, nn they rannot
ri arh the si'at of the riiaeaae. Catarrh is u hlirxl or
ronatit utional dfacnae, oral in order to euro it you
min t take internal remedies. Ilall'a Catarrh Cure
iri taken internally, and acta directly on the blood
and mucouu surfaces. Ilall’a Catarrh Cure iH not a
quark medicine. It wos prescribed by one of the
Ix-d physicians in thiH country for years, and is a
roaular prescription. It is compoHod of thn beat
tonics known, combined with the best blood puri
fiers acting dirertly on thn mucoua surfaces. The
perfect combination of the twoingredlents Ik « hat
produces such wodorful results in curinft Catarrh.
Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHUNKY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by nil Druggiats. 75c.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.
(Under the management of C. I- Baker.)
Wednesday, Dec. 29
The great New England play
Big fun and musical show.
Special scenery and mechanical effects.
See the great saw-mill scene.
Hear the JoBhua Simpkins orchestra.
Best singing and dancing specialties.
Watch for the
BURLESQUE BAND PARADE.
Popular prices, 75c., 50c. and 25c.
Thursday Night, Dec, 30,
BELCHER £r WRIGHT
Prcttrnt the Clover Actress,
Miss Clara Belcher,
In the Great Fraternity Play,
“The Heart of
A production Of merit. Special scenery and
Prices, 25c., 35c. and 50c,
Notice of Dissolution.
The firm of Bridge*, Ingram & Co., componcd of
the uruloraiKTxul, Hoy Bridges anti .T. R. Intfi'um,
haa t his day been dissolved by mutual consent, J.
R. Ingram having sold his interest toKujf Bridges.
tv ho has assumed all indebted ness of the firm, and
who will continue the business,
J. R. INGRAM.
ROY It. BRIDGES.
Starpsburff, Ga.. Pec. 22. 1909.
~'Be it wdained by the Mayor and Alderrwen of
the City of Newnan, That from and after tho
passage cf this ordinance it shall be unlawful for
any person*' firm or corporation to keep, /nitiatein
or run a slaughter-pen or place where cattle* or
hogs are prepared for market, within three-
fourths 3*) ■frf a mile in every direction from the
center of the court-house, in the city of Newnart,
Be it further ordained by the authority afore-
raid, That no person, firm or corporation shall'
keep any hog or pig within three-fourths of
xttile in every c/frection from the center of the
conrrt-houso, in said city of Newnan,
Be it further omlained. That any person, firm
or corporation violating the terms'of this ordi
nance shall, on conviction, be punished ns pre
scribed in Section 256 of the City Cede, and that
all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict
with this ordinance-be and the same- are hereby
Adopted in open CSmncil:
QL D. FOUSE. <S*r Clerk,
I.ynchings in 1909 up to Dee. 1 have
-numbered 70, the highest number re
corded since 1904. Tho victims inclu
ded 11 whites and 59 negroes. The
lynchings occurred in twelve States
and one territory—New Mexico. As in
previous years, crimes against white
women and murders caused most of
these summary executions. One case,
occurring in Cairo, 111., combined both
causes, and resulted in the placing of
the city under military control for sev
eral days. Georgia heuds the list with
11 lynchings, and the record for other
States is ns follows: Texas 10, Flori
da 8, Louisiana 7. Mississippi 7, Ala-
bnnm 6. Oklahoma 5. Kentucky 4,
South Carolina 3, Arkansas 3, Illinois!
2, New Mexico 2. Missouri 1, West
The U. S. Census report, issued
Monday, shows 9,362,222 hales (count
ing round laics as half bales) ginned
from the growth of 1909 to Dec. 13.
compared with 11,900.565 for 1908, 9,-
284.070 for 1907, and 11,112,789 for
1906. The proportion of the last three
crops ginned to Dec. 13 is 9.09 for 1908,
84 for 1907, and 85.6 for 1906. The
statistics for 1909 are subject to slight
correction when checked against the
individual returns of the ginners being
transmitted by mail. The corrected
total of cotton ginned this season to
Dec. 1 is 8,876,886 hales.
THE CAR OF SERVICE. 1910 MODEL 4-
CYLM8ER “RE0”-30-35M»;;5O MILES
AN HOUR—$1,230. The equal of lie
most costly cars.
rv * >> The quality car—the oar that SaB made best
I Termer score in the famous Glidden tosrs of 1907-8-9;
OUR BOOK, TELLS FACTS EXACTLY.
P. GEARRELD, NEWNAN, GA.
Albany Herald : "If the farmers all
over the country go wild on cotton
again the staple will be selling for less
than 7 cents next autumn, and it will
be mighty hard to pay for mules, gu
aim Htid meat at the prevailing pricee
with cotton that brings anything ies-
We Have Made Money
Enough this Year
And propose to work the balance of the year for nothing. To
show our customers that we are not stingy, we are going to com
mence Saturday, Dec. IS, selling everything at cost, and continue to
do so until Jan. 1, 1910. We do this to show our appreciation of the
iberal patronage the public has given us the past 12 months. Below
we name a few prices—
English Walnuts, 10c. lb.
Brazil Nuts, 10c. lb.
Pecans, 15c. lb.
Almonds, 15c. lb.
Imported Grenoble Walnuts, per
Cluster Raisins, 8c lb.
Cluster Raisins in l ib. pkg. 10c.
Seeded Raisins in 1- b pkg. 8c
Currants in 1 lb. package 8c.
Stick Candy. 7c. lb.
Fancy Candy, 7c lb.
Oranges, any size, 20c dozen.
Apples, 10c to 20c dozen.
The above are prices on a few articles only; but everything in this
store is offered at cost until Jan. 1, 1910.
J. T. SYVINT
W I T H G II A T E F U L
APPRECI ATI O N O F
THE LIBERAL PAT
RON A G E G I V E N U S
DURING THE PAST
WE WISH OUR PAT
RONS AND FRIENDS,
ONE AND ALL, A
AND A HAPPY AND
This Store Will Positively be Closed all Day To-morrow, (Christmas Day.)