NEWNAN, FRIDAY, MAY 21
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Official Organ of Coweta County.
Ju E. Brown. Ellis M. Csrpsntnr.
BROWN & CARPENTER,
CDITOM AND rUBUIMIKIW.
L. P. WINTER. Contributing Editor.
THE NOTE TO GERMANY.
Possibly no paper that ever emanated
from the State Department at Washing
ton received more general and gener
ous approval than the note of President
Wilson to the German Government
touching the sinking of the "Lusi
The United States could not ask lesH
than is demanded by this note. Only
jingoes and anti-Wilson partisans could
ask more. At the same time, the tone
of the note is thoroughly dignified, al
together conciliatory, ami its terms are
in accordance with the highest stand
ards of diplomat ic speech. No gentle
man, having a grievance against an
other gentleman, could approach the
party with more courtesy than the
United States has approached tier
The protest and demands of the note
arc reasonable and just. The protest
is against the submarine warfare car
ried on by Germany against the com
merce of the allies. It is based upon
the highest dictates of humanity and
the most equitable provisions of inter
national law. There is real chivalry in
the reminder to Germany that that
nation has always been noted for its
humanity, and the appeal is made to it on
this basis. Some have sneered at this
part of tho note, and the facts may be
a bit strained to warrant it; but cour
tesy between nations is not supposed to
be on the stand and under oath to "tell
the truth, the whole truth, and nothing
but the truth. ”
The demands are twofold: First,
that Germany shall make proper re
paration for damage done to American
vessels and American citizens; second,
that our rights as a neutral nation
Bhall be respected in the future.
The words in the lust paragraph,
while not in tho nature of a threat,
carry a firm ami altogether justifiable
intimation to Germany that this coun
try will not hesitate to use its best
efforts to protect tho rights of Amer
icans who sail upon the high seas, not
only under the American Hag, hut in
the ships of belligerents other than
ships of war.
In the matter of torpedoing tile com
mercial vessels of belligerents, the note
carries only it protest; in the mutter of
attacks upon American shipping and
upon tho vessels of belligerents that
may have on board American passen
gers, the demand fora due regard for
their rights is firm and unmistakable.
While the note denies the right of
Germany to sink the ships of bellig
erents without due warning it does not
go to the extent of threatening vio
lence in case this position is disregard
ed by Germany. The note does not
pledge the United States to protect the
commercial rights of tho allies under
international luws and customs against
the illcgul and unjustifiable acts of
German submarines. America does
not undertake to put a stop to the
murderous and pirate-like work of the
German submarines; we only undertake
to protect our rights as a neutral.
Germany will not likely consent to
give up its deadly torpedoing, but we
mny reasonably expect that her sub
marines will not be bo ready in the fu
ture to sink passenger ships sailing
over the ocean.
RAILROADS AND CHARITY.
The amount of benevolent work done
by the rnilronds of this country is a
matter about which there is really very
little Information nmong the people—
and, worse still, very little appreciation.
Your cheap politician, who li -s no
other issue upon which he can ride into
office, begins to abuse the railroads and
other corporations; ami, unfortunately,
he usually finds a ready hearing among
the masses. The average man is always
looking out for something or somebody
ts abuse, and the most convenient thing
he can find and the least dangerous
—is impersonal companies ami corpora
A strange preacher went to a town—
so goes the story—and was cautioned
by some of the brethren against preach
ing so as not to offend first one class
and then another. Finally, greatly
perplexed, he said, "Whom must 1
preach against?” "Why, preach
aguinst the Jews." answered the
brethren; "they haven’t got a friend
in town." One would think sometimes
that the railroads were in much the
same plight in this country.
The benevolences of railroads are
done with strict conformity to the
scriptural injunction, "Let not thy
left hand know what thy right hand
doeth.” The case mentioned in our
items from Grantville, which the man
agenientsof the Central of Georgia and
the Atlanta and West Point roads ne
ver dreamed would come to the know
ledge of the public, is a case in point.
And it is not an isolated case. Every
day these roads, and other roads, are
performing similar acts of charity, and
doing them without sounding even their
whist Us to call attention to their bene
Uutler Herald: "The friends of this
paper will please hand us news items
while they are fresh. We prefer not
to publish a birth after the child is
weaned, a marriage after the honey
moon is over, or the death of a rAan af
ter his widow has married again.”
liuena Vista Patriot: "One long-
faced, hollow-eyed, whining kicker
can do more to keep away business and
capital from Buena Vista than all
drouths, short crops, boll weevil and
Capt. Henry Wirz was commander of
the prison. He was spare-made, with
dark complexion, black hair, and very
black eyes. He was reported to have
been a practicing physician in Missis
sippi at the outbreak of the war. He
raised a company and joined the Con
federate army. Was wounded, and on
this account was placed in charge of
the prisoners at Andersonville. He had
a wife and two daughters. His chil
dren, like himself, were dark, with very
durk hair ami eyes. They were nice
little girls, aged 10 and 12. His wife
was, I suppose, a Missi-sinpian. Wirz
was not an American. He had the
brogue of a Dutchman, but the make
up of a Swiss. I believe he was kind
to his family, ami although hung by
authority of the U. S. Government for
cruelty to the prisoners, I never saw
him strike or abuse any of than}. Pas
sion and prejudice, 1 think, had more
to do with his execution than duty or
justice. After his death his wife and
daughters went back to Mississippi,
where the former and one of the
daughters died of grief, it is said.
The other daughter married, and wi.s
living in her native State a few years
Tho soldiers were under command of
Gen. John H. Winder, though if he was
ever at the prison I don’t remember
seeing him. The prison puard numbered
about 3,000. Our lirst immediate com
mander was Col. Persons. Then we
had a Colonel from Louisiana, named
Farno, 1 think. Other officers in com
mand at intervals were Col. Jas. H.
Fannin, who was commander of the
First regiment; —was senior officer af
ter tho generals, and in the absence of
the regular commander he was in
charge of the soldiers. Col. Fannin
was a line old man, kind to both sol
diers and prisoners. Although the of
ficers in charge of the guard had no
special command over the prisoners.
Several cannon were placed on a
small hill below the prison. There were
two departments for hospital service
some distance apart—the smallpox hos
pital and the general hospital. Dr. An
drew Hindsman, of Lutherville, Meri
wether county, was in charge of the
smallpox patients for whites, but I
don’t remember who was in charge of
the general hospital. We had plenty of
room for the sick, nurses to wait on
them and take care of their bunks, but
we had little medicine, as this was
declared contraband by the Federal
Government. The Confederacy had but
little of any kind, and could not possi
bly furnish it.
I have given a meager description of
the prison and main surroundings. In
my next I will try and tell something
of prison life and its hardships.
Grantville, May 17th J. H. M.
The critic (and that means some peo
ple) may sneeringly condemn as "long
drawn out’’ anv further allusion to the
commencement exercises of Lone Oak
High School, which, but for forced
postponements from weather con
ditions, would have been concluded on
Tuesday evening last. Wednesday
evening the programme arranged for
Friday evening of the previous week
was carried out. Recitations, dia
logues and drills by the younger chil
dren, with an amusing play by a num
ber of eighth grade pupils, varied most
pleasantly with music by members of
Mrs. W. R. Sewell’s class, furnished
an entertainment that was fully ap
preciated by the large audience pres
ent. A beautiful feature in closing the
evening’B performance was a panto
mime presentation of "The Lotos Eat
ers," liy nine young ladies of the high
school department. Continued fine
weather favored the assembling of a
ciowded house to enjoy the graduating
exercises and the anticipated literury
address by Col. W. G. Post, of Newnan.
The Newnan party, including Col. and
Mrs. Post, Miss Gertie Post and Mr.
H. S. Bantu, wore entertained for sup
per in the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. K Wise. With the opening of
the exercises the stage of the audi
torium presented an attractive scene.
Besides the trustees and the faculty,
the "sweet girl graduates" and the tine
looking toys who shared their honors,
Rev. C. li. Branch ami Hon. W. G.
Post were conspicuous figures. Follow
ing the invocation by the minister, the
salutatory address was read by Mr.
Thomas Howard Turner. The class
history was given by Miss Annie Ruth
Wise. Mr. Robert Marvin Lee, in a
fine historical selection, acted as class
orator. The class prophecy was pre
sented by Miss Mary Lizzie Sewel,,
while to Miss Lucy Lee Clvatthad been
assigned the post of valedictorian. In
each of these parts appreciation of its
performance was expressed in the
ready applause that followed and in the
elegant bouquets sent up by admiring
friends. Pink and green were the
class colors—fragrant roses and lovely
carnations with ferns were used in
profusion. After another beautiful
musical selection Judge J. L. Prickett,
chairman of the board of education,
I came forward and in a facetious little
I address introduced the orator of the
evening, Col W. G. Post, of Newnan.
It would be impossible, within the bn -f
, limits of this communication, to ade
quately convey the impression left on
I ms audience by the chaste and edifying
oration with which we were favored.
1 It was a pleasure to know that the
! speaker's wife, his father. Hon W. A.
Post, and sister. Miss Gertie Post, of
Grantville, were present, and shared
in the sincere congratulations elicited
by the address. The exercises closed
with a "Goodbye" song by the mem
bers of the graduating class, ending a
series of entertainments which made
rare enjoyment for many interested
friends, and reflecting credit on the
trustees and faculty of Line Oak High
School. May the young graduates ever
live up to the fine suggestion of their
class motto: "Not at the top, but climb-
WHY YOU ARE NERVOUS
« The nervous system is the alarm system
of tile human body.
In perfect health we hardly realize that
■we have a network of nerves, but when
health is ebbing, when strength is declin
ing, the same nervous system gives the
alarm in headaches, tiredness, dreamful
sleep, irritability and unless corrected,
leads straight to a breakdown.
To correct nervousness, Scott’s Emul
sion is exactly what you should take; its
rich nutriment gets into the blood and
rich blood feeds the tiny nerve-cells while
the whole system responds to its refresh
ing tonic force. It is free from alcohol.
Scott & Ilowuc, Bloomfield, N. J.
ing." Friday evening the graduating
class, with a number of other young
people of Lone Oak and Grantville,
were prettily entertained by Miss
Margaret Herring in hpr commndio s
and tasteful [dace of business in Grant
ville. Popular games and music on the
victrol'a contributed to amuse, while
delicious refreshments enhanced the
social enjoyment of the occasion.
Miss Lillian L. Bond, the faithf'l
and popular teacher of the primaries in
our Bchool for the past session, left
Monday for her home in Royston. Her
gentle virtues, combined with a high
sense of honor and duty, secured her
the love and respect of those who Know
Prof. Geo. Hunt, we understand, has
elected to remain for some time under
the shades of quiet Lone Oak, where
he has made many friends.
Possibly smacking the lips may be
vulgar—but, of course, it depends on
whose lips you smack.
How's This ?
Wo offer Ono Hundred Dollars Rowan! for any
cbbq of catarrh that cannot bo rurorl by Hall’s
Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO..
We. the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transactions, and finan-
ciallysible to curry out any obi (Ration 8 made by
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally. aetinR
directly upon the bl«*xi and mucous surfaces of
the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75c.
per bottle. Sold by all druRRiata.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation.
Of the ownership, mnnsRement. etc., of The New-
Herald, published weekly at Newnan. Ga., re
quired by Act of Aur. 24, 1912-
Editor. Jas. E. Brown; business manaRer, E. M'
Carpenter; lessees and publishers. Brown & Car
penter; stockholders and owners, H. C. Arnall.
sr.. HuRh Buchanan estate, A. D. Freeman. R.
W. Freeman. F. L. Stevens. I. N. Orr, sr., J. S.
Gibson, Mrs. E. J. Turner, Miss Helen LonR, Mrs.
Plercle Moore, W. H. Gearreld estate, S. W. Mur
ray estate. W. B. Orr, T. B. Davis. G. E. Parks.
D. W. Boone. W. C. Wright, all of Newnan, (la.;
Mrs. Dora S. KelloRR. Mrs. R. M. Gann. Atlanta.
Ga.; T. Stacy Capers. SHvannnh, Ga.
Known bondholders, mortgagees. and other se
curity-holders, holdinR 1 per cent, or more of to
tal amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securi
ties; None. E. M. CARPENTER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2uth
day of May, 1915. W. B. PARKS.
Notary Public. Coweta county. Ga.
of every kind and char
acter — every price and
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over for suggestions.
For instance, see
the original self-filler that fills
and deans itself in 4 seconds.
What could be more useful or
welcome as a Graduation Gift?
JOHN R. CATES DRUG CO., New
Petition for Order to Sell for Re-in
i GEORGIA—Polk County:
j After four weeks' notice by publication, pursu
ant to Sccdon 3065 of the Code of the State of
' Georgia of 1910, a petition, of which a true and
correct copy is subjoined and follows and made a
part of this notice, will be presented to the Hon
orable A. L. Bartlett. Judge of the Superior
Court of tiie Tallapoosa Circuit, at the court
house in the city of Dallas, in the county of
Paulding, said State, on th** 15th dav of June.
1915. at 10 o'clock a. m. This May 14. 1915.
R, H. GILBERT.
Guardian for Mrs. Fiorlne Dickey.
To the Honorable A. L Bartlett, Judge of the
Superior Court of said county; The petition of R.
H. Gilbert respectfully shows-
I. That he is the duly and U gaily appointed and
constituted guardian of Mrs. Florine Dickey, hav
ing been appointed such guardian by the Court of
Ordinary o: said Polk county.
That the said Mr* Fiorlne Dickey is 1$ years
of age. and i*a married woman.
J. That the said Mrs. Florine Dickey owns an
undivided one-seventh interest in and to the fol
lowing property, to-wit: Sixteen shares of the
capital stock of Farmers A. Merchants Bank of
Senout. Georgia, of the par or face value of fifty
dollars each, and evidenced by certificate No. 20
for two shares. No. 150 for two shares, ard No.
161 for twelve shores, all in the name of Mrs.
Georgia Peek. Also, lot of lard No. 196 in the
i First land district of said Coweta county. Georgia.
| containing two hundred two and one-half acres,
I more or less and ail of 'ot of land No Is V in said
First land dis rict of Cowt-ta county. Georgia, ex
cept fifry acre* out of the northwest corner of
said lot. and which said two tracts adjoin and
form one body, which is bounded on the north by
Mrs. H L. Coats and J. B. Hunter. o r the *-ast by
Bowers and Morgan, on the south by M. S. Morgan
and Lee Hand, and on the west by Mis. Willie
Lawshe Also, two town lots in the city of S*»noio.
in said county of Coweta and State of Georgia,
known as lots Nos. J and 4. in section 9. and on
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It also disinfects, dusts and polishes all in
We have a large assortment of Furniture polishes.
“Brighten up” and keep your furniture looking clean
and new. Furniture polish is worth as much to your
furniture, and floor oil to your floors, as paint is to
your home. And the cost is so small that it can
hardly be figured.
Liquid Veneer, 25c and 50c. L-V Dust Cloth free
with coupon on 50c size.
Val Dona Furniture Polish, 25c.
DeVoe Polishing Oil, 15c, 25c, 50c and $1.
Golden Star Protection Polish and Cleaner, 25c, 50c.
Best Floor Oil, 30c quart, #1 gallon.
Full line of Paints, Varnishes, Varnish Stains, and
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We are making a standard grade of ice cream, sherbets
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Our specialty is making ice cream and sherbets for ban
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each of which said lot* is a dwelling, ahd one of
said houses and lots being the one where Mrs. G.
A. Peek resided at the time of her death, and
fronts south on Main street and runs back to depot
of A.. B. & A. Rai'road Co., and known former
ly as the North place.—the other of said houses
and lots fronts east on street crossing said Main
street, and running to the Methodist church.
4. Your petitionor shows that the gross income
from the said interest of his said ward in all of
said above described property does not exceed one
hundred dollars per annum. That the expense of
keeping said property, in the way of repair* and
keeping up the sxg?e. amounts, so far as said in
terest of your petitioner's said ward is concerned,
to at least ten dollars per annum, and the taxes
on the said interear of your petitioner s said ward
amounts to between seven and eight dollars per
annum, so that the net income and profit from the
said interest is annually a little over eighty dol
5. Yoiir petitioner shows that he deaires to sell
for re-investment, at private sale, the said inter
est of his said wan! in the said property hereinbe
fore described in paragraph 3 of this petition, for
the reason that your petitioner and hia ‘aid ward
reside in the said county of Polk, and about 90
miles distant from said property, and it is incon
venient and expensive for your petitioner to look
after the interest of his aaid ward in said proper
ty; and. besides, the said interest of your peti
tioner’s said ward in said property being only an
undivided one-seventh thereof, it is not desirable
to own the same with so many tenants in common,
and he is unable for these reasons to handle same
in a satisfactory manner: and. besides, a large
part of said property being farm lands, the income
thereon is greatly reduced on account of the pre
vailing low price of cotton.
6. Your petitioner desires to invest the proceeds
of the sale of his said ward’s interest in said prop
erty in a certain tract of land in the town or village
I of Aragon, in said county of Polk, and adjacent to
‘ the right-of-way of the Southern Railway Co., and
more fully described as follows; Beginning at a
, point on Waddell street, at the intersection of
land lot lines Nos. 410 and 411. in the Twenty-first
i dis'rict and third section of Polk county. Georgia,
and running south along said line 333 yards,
thence west 206 yards to Southern Railway Co.,
i thence north 245 yards to the John Arnold place,
! thence east 98 yards, thence north 98 yards to
| Waddell street, thence east 122 yards to starting
point, and containing twelve acres, more or less,
and which is well improved, having a dwelling-
house. a store-house and other buildings thereon.
: 7. Your petitioner desires to invest in said last
| described property so as to provide a home for his
1 said ward.
8. Your petitioner further shows that he has
published, once a week for four weeks in the Ce-
dartown Standard, a newspaper published in the
city of Cedar town, i.i aaid Polk county, in which
the county advertisements are usually published.
and also once a week for four weeks in The New
nan Herald, a newspaper published in the city of
Newnan, in Coweta county, in which the county
aivertisements are published, a notice of his in
tention to apply for an order to sell and reinvest
as herein prayed for; and that your petitioner
has caused a copy of said petition to be served,
personally, upon his said ward and El T.
Peek, the maternal grandfather of said w*aro,
and Mrs. Bessie Harris, an aunt of said warn,
have each acknowledged service of said peti
tion and waived a copy thereof, all more than
ten days prior to the making and hearing of
this application. That said grandfather and aunt
are two of the next of kin of said ward.
Wherefore, Your petitioner prays that an or
der be granted him to sell the aaid interest «f nis
said ward, described in paragraph 3 of this pen*
tion, at private sale, for re-investment of the pro
ceeds in the said property dtscribed in paragrapn
6 of this petition. WILLIAM JANES.
In person appeared before tho undersigned au
thority R. H. Gilbert, who on oath says that tne
above and foregoing application and the state
ments and allegations therein are true.
R. H. GILBERT.
Subscribed to ,nd sworn to before me thiB 111°
day of Msy. 1916. C. C. BUNN. JB-
N. P. Polk county. Ga.