NEWNAN, G A., FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1915.
We have now entered fully into the new
year, and, as usual, are well prepared to
take care of the trade of the friends and
customers who have taken care of us.
Those who did not sow oats in the fall
should do so now, using an early variety of
seed, because all feedstuff's will be high. We
have for sale the famous 90-DAY BURT
OATS—a variety that we can recommend
GEORGIA CANE SYRUP in 5-gallon and
10-gallon kegs, half barrels and barrels. The
PEACOCK BRAND is the best syrup made,
and we can sell it at jobbers’ prices.
A full line of PLOW TOOLS, STOCKS,
TRACES, IIAMES, BACKBANDS, and BRI
DLES. Ccn dress up your mule with a com
plete outfit for the plow. HUTCHESON
POPE for plow-lines.
Will say, in a general way, that we carry
in our store everything needed on a well-
regulatsd farm. We buy for cash, in car
load lots, and you will find our prices as low
proportionately as cash discounts in buying
can make them.
Come to see us. You are always welcome.
W A L K S O P T 1, Y. FRIEND.
Lot us walk PofM>. ft iond:
For strung*' tuiiha he before us. sill un; rod;
The Now Year. Hpotlest from tins hand of God,
Is mine and thine, O friend.
Let us walk stmiffhtly, friend;
Forget the cricked piths behind us now,
Press on with steadier purpose on our brow.
To better deeds, O (Timid.
Let us walk Kindly, friend;
Perelmnoit some grout* r wood thin \v Imvt* known
In waiting for* us, or :«'*iue fair hope down
Shall yet return, O friend.
Let us walk* humbly, friend;
Slight nut the heurt'a-uusu blooming round our
The laurel blossoms nre not half bo nwoot.
Or lightly gathered, friend.
Let us walk kindly, friend:
Wo oannol toll how long this life shall last.
How soon those precious years tr* overpast;
Let lovo walk with us, friend.
Let us walk quickly, friend;
Work with our might while lasts our little stny,
And help some huhing comrade on the way;
And may God guide us, iriond.
ning, Dyeing, Kepe
Call us up and we will send
for and deliver your clothes
promptly. Try us and see.
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NEWNAN, GA. 9
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The writer has lived both in town and
country, and we fear sometimes that
country people are less forgiving and
more inclined to cherish grudges or sus
picions than townspeople. This does
not mean that townspeople are any but
ter than country people, for in many re
spects they are worse. It does seem,
however, as if the more isolated lives
of our country people make for suspi
cion, distrust and prejudice against
one’s neighbors, it was a wise saying
of some philosopher, “Know one an
other and you will love one another.”
Let people meet together frequently so
they can talk over dilferences and each
get the other’s viewpoint, and each will
have more respect for the other. Where
each man dwells and works to himself
it is easier to distrust the other man.
At any rate, we fear there are few
things to-day that are doing more to
hinder happiness and progress in coun
try communities than Iho absence of
just this hearty good will, among neigh
bors. Search your own heart, there
fore, kind reader, as if before the
Master you profess to serve, and purge
it of all bitterness and malice; and have
the courage, too, to go and bo recon
ciled to the man with whom you have
Nor shf uld you be content merely not
to bear i11 will toward any neighbor. You
I should have positive good will instead.
| Most of all, guard yourself against that
meanest of sins—the sin of envy. When
i you see a man getting ahead, doing
something well—doing something bet-
| ter perhaps than you would have done
it—for heaven’s sake join the generous,
broad-minded group who praise him,
and not the little, narrow, peevish brood
of do-nothing fault-finders who, envi
ous of the good name he has won, pre
fer to drag him down rather than pull
themselves up. There are thousands
and thousands of neighborhoods in the
South to-day that are virtually famish
ing for lack of leadership; and yet too
often when a young man or an older
man attempts to lead a forward move
ment, he is not supported. Oliver Wen
dell Holmes said that there are just two
classes of men—those who go ahead and
do something, and those who sit still and
siy, "Why wasn’t it done the other
way?” God pity a neighborhood in
which practically everybody is in the
latter class—though even if that be
the case the true leader will neverthe
less keep on fighting.
Good will, good will—it is indeed one
of the crying needs of our times. As a
rule a man reveals his own character
by his estimate of others. The man
who loves other men is likely to be a
man himself worth loving. The man
who distrusts other men is usually a
man who is himBelf to be distrusted.
Ab a rule it may be said that we may
trust the man who trusts, and doubt
the man who doubts.
And in order to promote good will get
your neighbors together—in churches,
Sunday-schools, farmers’ clubs, co-op
erative societies, and get them together
as often as possible as visitors from one
family to another.
Finally, as a practical exercise in good
will, let us suggest just this New Year
resolution: That during 1915 you will
seize every opportunity to speak a word
of praise for every neighbor you have,
and try to help everyone who has done
a worthy thing — beginning, of course, by
making friends with any man from
whom you may have been heretofore
Let’s live good will as well as profess
it! There’B no other way to keep the
Christmas Bpirit always in our hearts!
Dangers of a Cold.
Do you know that of all the minor
ailments colds are by far the most dan
gerous? It iH not the colds themselves
that you need to fear, hut the serious
diseases that they so often lead to. For
that reason every cold should he gotten
rid of with the least possible delay. To
accomplish this you will find Chamber
lain’s Cough Remedy of great help to
you. It loosens a cold, relieves the
lungs, aids expectoration and enables
the system to throw off the colds. For
sale by all dealers.
There isn't much hope for the bride
who can’t learn to Bew by the time her
hubby’s wedding garments need patch
Get Ready For It.
Tho Prnsrtmalvn Farmer.
Wlmt about your plans for next your,
Mr. Progressive Farmer? Are they
made? Have you a definite, elear-cut
system already outlined to which yoo
mean to adhere? Above all, have you
agreed with yourself that next year
your cotton acreage will be reduced and
that you will give yourself, your fam
ily, your stock, and your land a chance
by planting liberally of food, feed and
We want to make this an urgent in
dividual appeal to you, for we believe
that it is only as the individual grower
realizes that all cotton another year
means ruin that we can hope to achieve
any real results in acreage reduction.
Let’s see what the facts in the case
are and then look them squarely in the
1. Cotton is now selling at 7 cents, or
from throe to three undone-half cents a
pound below the cost of production. It
is, of course, always unsafe to attempt
to prophesy, hut we are only stating a
truth when we say that to base our 1915
operations on any higher price is to
court financial disaster.
2. Undoubtedly the coming Benson
will see the almost entire withdrawal of
credit usually extended to the cot
ton-grower. This is merely good busi
ness on the part of the merchant and
hanker, for they will see that utlvane
ing money on a crop for which there
may be nb market is too dangerous a
risk to take.
3. Corn, oats, hay, meat, butter and
eggs—in faet, food and feedstuff a of
every kind, because of the vast destruc
Lion wrought in Europe, will he in enor
mous demand and at higher averago
prices than for years.
With these facts before us, it is noth
ing more than sound business senso to
plant less cotton another year. And let
us not forget we are not cutting the
cotton acreage to get a higher price for
cotton, but simply because we can’t af
ford to grow it at present prices—
prices that in all likelihood will prevail
Let’s not expect the “other fellow” to
do it, for experience has shown that hi:
can't be depended on. Rather we, you
and I, rr.y friend, must do this thing
and prepare for it now. Otherwise the
hard times we are now experiencing
will be doubly, trebly severe a year
from now. For the all-cotton farmer
the handwriting is on the wall.
What One Word or Deed Will Do.
One mischievous hoy will break up a
One false alarm will create a panic.
One hasty word will lead to a divorce.
One false step will cost a life or ruin
One broken wheel will ditch a train.
One quarrelsome worker will create a
strike of ten thousand men.
One undiplomatic word will provoke a
war involving thousands of lives and
the destruction of millions of property.
One hasty act of legislation will en
tail untold hardships.
One match will cause a conflagration.
One wayward daughter will break a
One lie will destroy a woman’s char
One false witness will send an inno
cent man to jail.
One demagogue will turn factories
One silver-tongued politician will undo
tho work of many statesmen. “But the
tongue can no man tame; it is un unruly
evil, full of deadly poison.”
One muckraker will bankrupt many a
One vote will decide an election.
Tho world is familiar with the fact
that one pistol shot, fired by a Servian
youth, has precipitated the greatest
war mankind has ever known. No one
dreamed at the time what terrible con
sequences would ensue from this single
act; yet, because of it, though not en
tirely on account of it, the world is
plunged in grief, mourning and misery.
“Hum, ho!” sighed the New Hamp
shire farmer as he came from down
town. “Deacon Jones wants me to be
pallbearer again to his wife’s funeral. ”
“Wal, you're goin’ to be, ain’t ye?”
asked the farmer’s better half.
“I dunno. Y’ know, when Deacon
Jones’ fust wife died he asked me to
be a pallbearer, an’ I did; and then his
second wife died, an’ I was the same
again. An' then he married that Per
kins gal, and she died, and I was a
pallbearer to that funeral. An’ now —
wal, I don’t like to he all the time ac
ceptin’ favors without bein’ able to re
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“A Still Tongue.”
Ml'in phi;’ Commercial-A-iuii-al.
Keep a still tongue; do that, and tho
rewarder of promises will give a clean
bill of moral health when the year ends.
For a still tongue moans no quarrels,
no unkind words, no gossip that kills
character. If we do not permit our
selves to speak evil, we cease to think
it or to harbor it in our hearts. It is
the desire to tell something startling
that, leads us to repeat rumors that dis
honor our neighbors. If we determine
not to talk gossip, we will find our
selves growing loss interested in hearing
it. if we refrain from giving a sharp
answer or an unkind cut we will soon
liscover that we have no inclination to
criticize or find fault.
Verily, it is the wrong words that
omu out of our mouths that out into
tho culture and Christianity of our
hearts. Indulgence in these sharp
words increases our appetite for them,
until we find ourselves dissatisfied with
only pleasant things to talk about and
conversation that, do not contain ver
bal thrusts; or else gossip and scandal
are so lacking in “spico” that thoy are
tiresome. Did you ever stop to think
that tho “uninteresting” man or wo
man in the neighborhood is the one who
never Inis anything "racy” to tell of
Tho desire to say "something smart”
iH the tripping-stone for many talkers.
They must keep up their reputation for
wit, even if some innocent person’s
character pays tho price of it. Is not
a still tongue better than a brilliant one
tipped with venom? Had you not
rather be uninteresting, even tiresome,
than to lie the spreader of an evil tale?
— the murderer of a good name?
Let your resolution for this year ho
to keep a still tongue, and give your
charitable judgment a chance to de
velop. Remember the words of tho
old Governor of Kansas, who said:
"Thurn is ho much brul in tho boat of uh,
And ho much good in tin* wnrut of uh,
Thai it. hardly hclmovca any of uh
To talk about tho rent of uh.”
Rural Routes in Danger Unless
Washington, Dec. 31.—Tho time is
approaching when the rural count is to
be made, and considerable apprehen
sion is felt among members of Con
gress that there may be some reduction
in the number or rural routes.
Indeed, it is reported that a decrease
in the volume of mail pieces carried on
a very large number of those routes
jeopardizes their continuance.
It is with tho view of ascertaining
just what volume of business the car
riers are now handling, as compared
with this period a year ago, that the
Postoflice Department is making a very
careful investigation with the view of
ascertaining just what routes will jus
tify continuance, and what routes may
probably be abandoned. Inspectors’
reports, as far as made, indicate that
quite a number of routes are not car
rying enough mail to justify tho ex
pense of a carrier, and tho policy of
the Fostoffice Department iB to discon
tinue thoBo routes that do not handle a
sufficient volume of mail to indicate the
interest of the people living along
In other words, the department will
not try to force a route upon a com
munity which does not taka enough in
terest in tho service to patronize it.
This policy is applied throughout the
entire country; hut, strange to Bay,
some of the rural communites of the
South seem to be less interested in the
service than in any other part of the
At any rate, tho Postoflice Depart
ment is looking into the matter, and it
can bo stated with certainty that where
a rural route is not patronized it will
not be continued.
It is With Regret The Vindicator
Chan ges Its Dress.
Next week The Vindicator changes
Owing to the reduction of our adver
tising patronage and tho failure of our
subscribers to pay up, we are forced
to the extremity of cutting down ex
penses by reducing the size of the pa
per from eight columns to the page to
six. One of two things had to be done.
Either the price of subscription had to
lie raised or the size cut, and, as we
wore unable to collect the present sub
scription price from all the subscribers,
tho only thing to be done is to lop off a
There will be just as much home
reading ns formerly, as only the space
heretofore occupied by advertising mat
ter is to be loft off.
Hard times is tho prime cause, and it
is up to the homo merchants and our
subscribers to say how long we shall re
main a smaller paper.
It is with deep regret, akin to sorrow,
that we make tho change.
Thirty odd years ago its lamented
founder increased tho columns of the
paper to its present size, and it has so
remained until the present time.
There is a sentiment, sacred to us,
which rebels against the reduction.
But sentiment must yield to cold ne
Wo have labored hard for the good of
Meriwether, and we shall continue to
strive for the welfare of tho county.
One printer lias already been laid off,
and wo have just one man to do all the
As soon as we get what belongs to
us in dollars, we will swell up again.
Do you appreciate our efforts? Then
pay up if you owe us, and if you are
not a subscriber, become one.
A little girl traveling in a sleeping
car with her parents greatly objected
to being put in an upper berth. She was
assured that papa, mamma and God
would watch over her. She was set
tled in the berth at last and the passen
gers were getting quiet for the night,
when a small voice piped:
“Yes, I’in here. Now go to sleep.”
"I’upa, you there?"
"Yes, I’m here. Go to sleep, like a
This continued at intervals for some
time, until a fellow-passenger lost pa
tience and called:
“We’re all here! Your father
mother and brothers and sisters
uncleH and aunts and first cousins!
hero! Now go to sleep!”
There was a brief pause after this
explosion. Then the tiny voice piped
up again, but vo-y softly:
“Wus that God?"
If the old year haB brought sorrow
and desolation, and hung crepe on our
doors, the new year will bring us the
leaves and healing, and we are glad to
part with the one and welcome the
other. If, on the contrary, the old
year has brought us only joy and com
fort, we part from him sorrowfully, hut
meet his successor with the ardent
hope that he, too, comes with blessing.
The sober jollity of New year’s day is
like standing for one brief moment on
the threshold between time and eter
nity. Here is the world we know—yon
der the world that is new and untried.
Excellent for Stomach Trouble.
“Chamberlain’s Tablets are just fine
for stomach trouble,” writes Mrs. G.
C. Dunn, Arnold, Pa. “I was bothered
with this complaint for some time and
frequently had bilious attacks. Cham
berlain’s Tablets afforded me great
relief from the first, and since tailing
one bottle of them I feel like a differ
ent person.” For sale by all dealers.
It iB a good thing to know when we
are right, and it is important, also, to
know when we are left.
Invigorating to the Pule and Sickly
The Old Standard general alreujfthrrilna tonic,
GROVK’S TASTKI.KSS chill TONIC, drives out
Malar la.enriches the blood,and build a up the ay a-
tem. A true tonic. For adults and children. 50c
Little Marjorie was telling about
her number work st the family dinner
table and papa wanted to test her
“Can you add small sums, girlie?”
“And can you subtract, too?”
“Take one number from another?
“That’s nice, dear. Now let me
hear you do it. Supposing there were
four fiieb on a table and l killed one,
how many would be left?”
“One," was the proud and sparkling
answer. “The dead one. ”
What She Wanted.
“I want to stop my baby’s cough,”
said a young mother the other day, “but
I won’t give him any harmful drugs.”
She bought Foley’s Honey and Tar
Compound. It loosens the cough quick
ly, stimulates the mucous membranes
and helps throw off tho choking secre
tions, eases pain and gives the child
normal rest. Sold by all dealers.
The only way to get along with some
people is carefully to conceal your opin
ion of them.
Should Convince Eveiy Nawnan
The frank statement of a neighbor,
telling the merits of a remedy,
Bids you pause and believe
The same indorsement
By some stranger far away
Commands no belief at all.
Here’s a Newnan case.
A Newnan citizen testifies.
Read and be convinced.
H. W. Jennings, 7H Murray St., New-
nan, Ga., says: "For several year--
wassubjeettoattaeksof kidney trouo e,
coming on after I caught cold or ex
erted myself. At such times the Kid
ney secretions were irregular in passage
and I had such acute pains that it was
hard for me to douny work that obliged
me to stoop. Since I learned of Doan’s
Kidney Fills, I have procured them at
the Lee Drug Co. I have never failed
to get relief through their use.”
Price 50c. ut all dealers. Don’t
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Doan’s Kidney Pills—the same that
Mr. Jennings had. Foster - Milburn
Co., Buffalo, N. Y.