ONE DOLLAR A
OUR ATLANTA LETTER.
Atlanta, April 21.—A note of warn
ing against the overplanting of cotton
this year is sounded by the State
Department of Agriculture. Reports
from many sections of the State con
tinue to indicate absence of intention
to reduce acreage, and in one or two
instances it has even been brought to
the Department’s attention that far
mers are plowing up their oats to plant
"All of this is extremely dishearten
ing to the Department,” stateB Com
missioner J. D. Price. "I even had a
man call me on the long distance 'phone
the other day to ask about acreage re
duction and fertilizer sales. I told him
that up to a few weeks ago it looked
as if there would be a reduction of 20
to 25 per cent, and that I thought the
fertilizer tag sales would be about 40
per cent, less than last year. Then he
asked me: 'Don’t you think I'd better
plant cotton?' I told him it was sim
ply a question as to whether he wanted
to go ahead and do like all the other
fool farmers who believed everybody
else was going to reduce, while they
increased. It reminded me very much
of the action of the Grange several
years ago, when that organization
agreed to reduce the cotton acrenge.
They all thought everybody else would
reduce, so everyone of them went
ahead and planted a full crop. The
trouble was, everybody did the same
thing, nnd it spelled disaster in the
fall, as to price.
"While I do not predict this sort of
thing this year, 1 am fearful that the
rise in the price of cotton is going to
make the producer forget the high
price of foodstuffs, and not make
enough for home consumption, i want
to beg of them to keep in mind the big
prices foods and feedstuff's are bring
ing this year, as well as the enormous
quantities we are importing into the
State, and at least raise enough for
home consumption, if not for market.
Then lot cotton come after, as a sur
plus crop; it will bring just as much
money, with a small crop, as with the
enormous crop of last year,
"The live stock interest is rapidly
growing every day all over Georgia,
and while 1 am well aware that not
every man is in position to raise a
large number, there is no man but can
have at least one hog and one cow; nnd
the man who is to-day suffering most
is the one who has neither pig, n >r
cow, nor credit. The farmer who has
the best credit to-day is the one who is
living at home und giving attention to
every possible feature, including live
stock, even though it be but a single
pig and a single cow.
"Georgia is full of farmers, croppers
and renters who don’t know how they
are going to make a crop this year, and
who have brought this misfortune on
themselves, all because they didn't
raise enough home supplies last year.
Those who took advantage of the situ
ation last fall and sowed wheat are
going to reap a handsome harvest about
the time when the man who didn't will
be out of both money und credit.
"Every farmer in Georgia should
take warning now and plant plenty of
food crops nnd feedstuff's, making cot
ton simply a surplus crop. If they take
chances on too much cotton they will be
practically sure to lose again. While
the sale of fertilizer tags is not as
great asjlast year, up to the present
time, it isjnevertheh ss true that nearly
as many tags were sold in the tirst
half of April as during the entire
month of April, 191-1.
"Again, 1 say, take warning!"
The State Department of Agricul
ture is making a vigorous campaign
against the feed mixers, both within
and outside of the State. Many in
ferior feeds have been placed on the
market, and few of the mixers are
complying with the law by giving the
guaranteed analysts on the sack or tug
and paying the required tax. Com
missioner Price urges that all who are
forced to buy concentrated feedstuff's
will bear this in mind, and see to it
that the proper analysis is printed on
the sack or tug, and the tax paid. This
law was passed solely for the protec
tion of the consumer, atjd it is to the
consumer's interest to see to it that
the law is obeyed.
That there are no near-beer saloons
in Georgia to-day, and that every beer
saloon in the State is as much in open
violation of the law as a "blind tiger"
would be, is the stand which the pro
hibition leaders are going to take bi-
fore the Legislature next summer.
They are planning an uncompromising
tight to put the beer saloons out of
business, and will make a concerted ef
fort to have passed a new law which it
will be impossible to evade aR the pres
ent one is being evaded. The failure
of the prohibitionista in the past has
been often due, their barters think, to
the fact that they have scattered their
strength in support of variouB meas
ures and ideas instead of centering on
one thing and sticking to that until
they succeed in putting it over. For
that reason they propose, for the time I
at least, to let the locker clubs alone,
to let the whiskey question alone, and
to center all their forces on the one
movement to rid the State of the beer
Haloons. They have hit upon the beer
saloons as the most glaring evil be
cause they are the only wide-open 1
places where anybody can go in at any ,
time and purchase an alcoholic drink.
TO Till- MEMORY "1 MRS. RRRKCCA LB8TEH. WI10
|)|KI» MARCH 27, 1915 AGED 83 YEAll.M.
"I’m like Dr. Nunnallywe'd better
leave the (lowers off the grave, if we
haven't scattered some in the path of
the living." Often we’ve heard the
above remark from the lips of our
sainted aunt, Rebecca Lester; and,
though flowers now cover her newly-
made grave, we feel that no single
petal was placed there unworthily.
The warmth and radiance of her beau
tiful character compelled an answering
glow of affection in the hearts of all
with whom she associated. Further
more, she seemed to have a subtle
power that reached the inner life, evok
ing all the good there was in people,
putting them under a kind of sacred
obligation to be true and right.
Life doe8 not bring to many heavier
burdens than it brought to her; but her
unabated confidence in her Maker, her
unconditional submission to His will,
took away from adversity its gloom,
and threw over it a cheerful light. We
have thought that a gifted pen, record
ing her heroism during the Civil War,
could have made a sublime page in his
tory. From the time that Lincoln’s
memorable call to arms was heard
throughout the land, she proved her
line sense of the best type of Southern
womanhood. With a babe in her arms
and six other small children around her
she received the r ews of the death of
her husband, the late Lewis Lester, in
a Federal prison. She raised her face
to heaven and made the indomitable
resolution that her blighted life should
not shadow the future years of her chil
dren. Surely, no braver soldier ever
shouldered a musket or commanded a
She had reared these children to a
splendid maturity, nn honor to her and
their country, when the relentless
hand of death began to take them
away. A few brief years and only two
remained — Mrs. T. I. Scroggin, of
Newnan, nnd Hon. T. M. Lester, of
Grantville. With these, and with her
brothers, Thos. F. and IlarriBon Jones,
she made her home the last several
years. In these homes, and with nieces,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
may be found many and beautiful pieces
of household linen done by her own
hands since her Tilth year, and in the
most delicate hemstitching, embroidery
Sho took only an hour or so each day
fur herself, and that for the study of
the bible. She handled that rare vol
ume with lingering tenderness, poring
over it, forgetful of all griefs in the
enchantment thus engendered. No
astronomer ever studied the stars with
a keener joy. To her a simple flower
was a pretty expression of the divine
creative thought She saw God’s hand
in all nature, and grew more enthusi
astic in her old age with praise of its
rare, pure beauty.
Of humble *pirit. »»f taste rHinod,
Her feeling* tender, her will resigned;
C«Ued by affliction every grace to prove.
In patience perfect, complete in love.
O’er death victorious, through His might
She tcitfhb triumphant in heavenly light.
On Jan. 15 the tired spirit of Mrs.
Mary Cornelia Davis winged its flight
to the realms of bliss. Our Savior
hushed the lips of pain, closed the eyes,
and, clasping her hand within His own,
led her over the river into the mystic
land, where she now walks amid celes
tial spheres the golden paths of light.
Oh, how sad it is to think of dear
Mary as being dead! How hard it is to
give her up! She was so good, so gener
ous and kind; yet God knows best.
"On earth she nought the Savior's gr:ice
On rnrth ah»* loved His name;
So now she His blessed face.
And Blands before the Lamb.”
She was always ready to help the
sick and distressed. The loved one we
have lost will one day advance to meet
us at the gate of eternity to greet us,
and will cry unto us, "Thy God is my
God." Those who knew her best loved
her most. How sad to reflect that we
shall not see her again. There is a
chair vacant; a couch unfolded, for she
is not there; God has claimed her for
His own. When the Death Angel
knocked at the door of her life she
bade him enter as a welcome mes
senger, a transporter to bliss eternal.
"Weep not that her toils arc over,
Weep not that h«*r race is run;
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done.
"Till then we yield with gladness
Our darling to Him to keep.
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His loved ones sleep.”
As a wife she was faithful; as a
mother she was mild and gentle: as a
friend she was unexcelled, and exerted
an influence among those who shared
her company that was both beautiful
To the bereaved husband and dear
little children, whose heartstrings she
had closely interlaced with her own,
your loss is irreparable, and who can
comfort you? I can only point you to
Him who binds up all broken heats.
You shall miss her dear companionship,
her loving presence and sunny smile,
and how you will long for—
"The touch of a vanished hand.
The sound of a voice that is still."
Yet we cannot murmur at His will,
although our hearts may be wrung
with anguish. It seems hard now, but
some day we shall understand.
After a beautiful discourse from her
pastor, Rev. F, J. Amis, the remains
were laid to rest in the quiet cemetery
at Elim. '
She has passed beyond the shadows
Whore no pain or partings come;
Death was but the gate opened.
To udmit her to her home:
Ami the one \vr* miss so sorely
Does not lie beneath the sod —
'Twas the form alone we buried—
Darling Mary is with God."
One Who Loved Her.
A great many people would he glad
to go back to the farm and enjoy the
sunsets if they had somebody to do the
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The saddest news that has come to
us in many a day was: "Hewlette
Braswell is dead.” It casts a gloom
over a community to hear of the death
of any of its people; but when one so
young, so full of energy and life's
hopeful expectations, is cut down by
the grim reaper. Death, it makes our
sorrowing hearts bleed with grief.
Hewlette Braswell, our little friend
and neighbor, the only son and child of
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Braswell, was |
stricken with pneumonia about the
first of March, and after all had j
thought him almost well, suddenly he
was thrown in bed again with meningi- (
tia, resulting in his untimely death:
Sunday evening, March 28.
Noble little man that he was, Hew
lette has gone, and his going is in
truth a sad loss to his many friends
and associates. He possessed the rare
quality of character as solid as a rock
wall—an asset in a young man far
more to be desired than wealth, learn
ing or social honors. To them who
know how to appreciate real life,
character, more than intellect and
goodness, outshines'genius just as the
sun makes the great arc light cast a
shadow. Hewlette was truthful and
honest and always obedient to his pa
rents. The loss to a community of
such a life and character cannot be
estimated. His life seems to us so
short, yet it was filled with many no
ble deeds, and his sunny smile will
linger with us as long as life lasts.
May God help us to realize that the
same God of love that gave him to us
has taken him away; that all earthly
possessions are His, and He expects to
call for each of us sooner or later.
He was tenderly laid away in Mace
donia cemetery, under a mound covered
with spring’s loveliest flowers. The
pallbearers were six of his lifelong
friends and chums —Ray Potts, Hew
lette Potts, Muller Jones, Yates Jones,
Naaman Watkins and Wilkes Sanders.
Mrs, Marvin Starr.
Roscoe, Ga. April 12th 1915.
On Jan. 28, 1915, the Death Angel
entered our humble little home and
bore away our darling little boy, Jesse
Clinton aged 7 months and 19 days.
He was a sweet child, whose infantile
graces made him the joy of our hearts
and the pride of the home. It is hard,
so hard, to give up our loved ones; but
when God calls we must go. Our hearts
ache, and time may not heal the wound,
yet in anguish we murmur our submis
sion to the divine decree, saying, “The
Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.” We
know our dear babe is only sleeping—
"asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep”—and
some sweet day we hope to join him in
that celestial city where ail is peace and
joy evermore, never to part again.
We thank God for His healing touch
in binding tip our broken hearts, and
are grateful to our neighbors and
friends for their kindness and sympa
thy in our deep sorrow.
The little body was laid to rest in
Sharpsburg cemetery, funeral services
being conducted by Rev. R. M. Stevens.
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with the view of making cotton a sur
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Will be sold before the Court-house door in New
nan, Coweta county. Ga.. on the first Tuesday in
May next, between the legal hours of saie, to
the highest and best bidder, the following de
scribed property, to-wit:
One and one-half acres of land, situate in the
town of Senoia, Coweta county, Ga., being the
land purchased by defendant in fi. fa. from J. B.
Hunnicutt, J. H. Jones and J. R. Brantley, on
which she now resides, and bounded as follows:
On the north by land of T. W. Methvin. on the
east by street called "new cut road.” on the west
by lands of John Woods and Caroline Harris, and
on the south by public road. Levied on as the
life interest in said property of Susan Grice to
satisfy a fi. fa. issued from the Justice Court of
the 691st district, G. M.. in favor of Powers &
Hand vs. the said Susan Grice. Defendant in fi.
fa. notified in terms of the law. This March 31,
1915. Prs. fee, $5.58.
Also, at the same time and place, a certain house
and lot in the city of Newnan. said State and
county, being lot No. 8 of the Sargent plat, on
Dewey street, and bounded as follows: On the
north by Dewey street fifty feet, on the east by
lot No. 10 ninety-five feet, on the south by church
lot fifty feet, and on the west by J. H. Widener
ninety-five feet. Levied on as the property of
Dallas Gibson to satisfy a distress warrant issued
from the City Court of Newnan in favur of H. C.
Glover Co. vs. the said Dallas Gibson. Defendant
in fi. fa. notified in terms of the law. This Dec.
10. 1913. Prs. fee. $3.90.
J. D. BREWSTER. Sheriff.
CITY TAX NOTICE.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors.
Notice is hereby given to all creditors of the es
tate of D. S. Summers, late of said county, de
ceased, to render in an account of their demands
to the undersigned, properly made out, within
the time prescribed by law; and all persons in
debted to said estate are requested to make im
mediate payment. This April 2. 1915. Prs. fee,
MRS. BEULAH PRATHER SUMMERS.
Pay your Subscription.
The tax books will open
April 1 for receiving all tax
returns for the year 1915.
The Tax Assessors request
that all parties returning real
estate be asked to give the
dimensions of their property,
as well as location.
Books will close June 1.
J. P. SHACKELFORD,
R. W. Freeman, Judge; J. Render Terrell,So
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