THE NEWNAN HERALD
NEWNAN HERALD J Consolidated with Coweta Advertiser September, lS8t>. I
Established 186b. I Consolidated with Newnan News January, 1916. \
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1915
Vol. 50—No. 35
We wish to thank our customers and friends for
their loyal support and kindnesses shown us since
we moved into our new store. We are now better
prepared than ever to serve them. We have clean,
commodious quarters and a new, clean stock of
goods throughout. Plenty room to take care of our
friends’ packages. Also, ample hitching grounds
for stock, as well as for parking vehicles.
Our line of shoes consists of the best work shoes
made, as well as fine shoes and oxfords—all new
stock. We buy direct from the manufacturer, get
ting the best that can be bought for the money.
We carry also a full line of staple dry goods.
“Headlight” overalls we claim to be the best
made, and we sell them.
Work pants for men and boys.
Everything to eat for man and beast.
DeSoto flour, the very best for the price. Every
sack guaranteed. Buy it and try it.
We buy in large lots the following articles, and
can sell them at wholesale prices—
Flour, Starch, Snuff, Soap, Soda, Tobacco,
Tomatoes, (canned,) Lard, Matches, Coffee.
Help out your feed bill by sowing peas and sor
ghum. We have peas and sorghum seed for sale.
Sorghum seed, Red Top, Orange and Amber.
Scovil hoes, handle hoes, grain cradles, barbed
wire, hog wire, poultry wire.
Come to our store, rest here, store your bundles,
and drink ice water with us. We will enjoy having
you do this.
I. G. FI
Corner Madison and Jefferson Streets.
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Mondays in April and October j
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CITY COURT OF NEWNAN.
Hor.’ A- Post ’ W. L. Stallings, Solio. j
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. Cive us a trial order on
For Shoe and Har
A. J. BILLINGS
6 SPRING ST.
Onlv high-class materials used
in my work.
BE A FRIEND TO MAN.
There are hermit souls that live withdrawn
In the place of their self-content;
There are souls, like stars, that dwell apart
In a fellowless firmament;
There are pioneer souls that blaze their paths
Where highways never ran—
But let me live by the side of the road,
And be a friend to man.
Let me live in a house by the side of the road.
Where the race of men go by —
The men who are good and the men who are bad—
As good and as bad us I.
I would not sit in the scorner’s seat,
Or hurl the cynic's ban —
Let me live in a house by the side of the road.
And be a friend to man.
I seo from my house by the side of the road—
By the side of the highway of life—
The men who press with the ardor of hopo-
The men who are faint with the strife;
But I turn not away from their smiles nor their
(Both part of an infinite plan) —
Let me live in my house by the side of the road,
And be a friend to man.
OUR ATLANTA LETTER.
Atlanta, Ga., May 25. —With his ad
ministration of the affairs of Georgia
nearly terminated, and only three
weeks yet to run, Gov. John M. Slaton
is probably the busiest man in the
State. He and his official family at the
capital are working overtime to turn
the financial and other affairs of the
commonwealth over to the incoming ad
ministration in shipshape order. In his
farewell message to the Legislature,
which he has already begun to make
notes on, he will not review briefly and
concisely his administration and the
work that has been done, but will make
recommendations and suggestions for
the future which, if carried out, will
serve to put Georgia in an even
stronger position than she now holds.
During his administration Gov. Slaton
has brought order out of chaos in the
State’s financial affairs. The Georgia’s
financial system is equal to that of any
State in the Union. He found an anti
quated and demoralized system of tax
ation and a heavy deficit. He has put
Georgia’s finances in better shape than
they have ever been. He haB brought
about and established a tax equalization
law, wiped out the deficit, and at the
same time has been able to cut the tax-
rate one-half of 1 mill. To-day it is his
expressed desire and purpose to leave
every department with which he is con
nected in the best possible shape, and
to that end he is now working night
and day. He goes out of office on the
26th of June.
The formation and aim of a State
wide organization in Georgia to piotect
general b isiness inte-ests against radi
cal and reactionary legislation are out
lined in a statement made to-day by H.
A. Dean, president of the organization,
which is known as the Georgia Manu
facturers’ Association. Mr. Dean re
views the fact that legitimate business
has been hampered and hurt in recent
years by many so-called “remedial”
measures, and Bays: “While the State
of Georgia and other States in the
South generally have not suffered by
the aggressions of other organized bod
ies in propagating their theories of right
in industrial management to the extent
that States in the North and West
have, yet thp same forces that have
made such inroads in the shaping of po
litical sentiment favorable to their
schemes in other States are now invad
ing every territory where labor is em
ployed and becoming organized in one
cohesive mass, with an iron will to dic
tate their terms of employment, and
even to have their judgment sanctioned
and enforced through statutes. Through
the medium of an association, where
the manufacturers of the State are or
ganized and can work jointly to thwart
inimical legislation, proper defense
may be afforded the rights of business
and capital, and in no other way can
the manufacturer hope to secure it.
If individually or in a collective way he
does not do his part toward defending
his own rights, he will neglect a sacred
obligation to the community itself, as
the latter cannot enjoy the success if
the management of its industries is
forcibly taken from those best fitted to
Southern newspapers who have be
come interested in conditions in Pana
ma have learned that the U. S. Gov
ernment is paying its Government-
owned Panama railroad $2.77 for each
ton of mail carried a mile. The aston
ishment occasioned by this revelation
may be understood in the light of the
f et that Georgia’s Western & Atlantic
railroad and other private roads in this
country receive only about 10 cents per
ton for each mile. For a long time past
the railroads have been begging Con
gress to take official notice of the
grave injustice that the Postoffice De
partment is doing them in furnishing
insufficient compensation for carrying
the mails. Even at that, they are not
asking for an advance in mail pav rates,
but are simply asking that they be paid
for all the mail they actually carry, in
cluding the parcels post, which has in
flicted a terrible burden upon them.
Their indignation in this part of the
country is necessarily increased, in the
light of the revelations of dispropor
tionate extravagance practiced in Pan
ama in the payment of the railroad
which the Government itself owns.
This is the story of how a Georgia
terrapin came back after twenty-five
years. One day in 1890 Harry Lee Jar
vis was atrelling over his plantation
near Varnell Station, above Atlanta,
and encountered a highland tortoise —
or what ia commonly known as a terra
pin. Mr. Jarvis was accompanied by
Mr. W. H. Prater, a prominent planter
of that section. Mr. Prater did what
quite a number of celebrated men have
done before—he carved his initials and
the year on the unresisting terrapin's
lid, and let him go. And the terrapin
last week did what quite a number of
now celebrated tortoises have done—he
came back. Yesterday Mr. Prater was
directing the clearing of a ditch on his
own farm, and one of the workmen
picked up a terrapin with the initials
W. H. P. and the year 1890 carved on
its shell. Mr. Prater says the terrapin
did not seem to have grown much, but
looked aa hale and healthy as when
they first met.
The rwtognition which prominent
Georgians have received under the Wil
son Administration includes no appoint
ment which wilt be learned with more
genuine interest than that now an
nounced of Shirley A. Baker, of Jeaup,
who haa been commissioned to repre
sent’. Uncle Sam in far-off: Alaska,
where ho .will be chief inspector of fish
eries for the U. S. Fish Commission.
Mr. Baker spent a few days in Atlanta
last week, and now on his way to Alas
ka to assume his new duties. The ap
pointment was secured through the in
fluence of Hon. Wm. J. Harris, of
Georgia, who is now U. S. Federal
The Georgia Weekly Press Associa
tion meeting this year will be held in
Eastman, in July. State-wide interest
is keen, and the prospects are for one
of the largest crowds in the organiza
The roller skating fad has taken hold
of Atlanta again, reviving the scene of
ten years ago when everybody who
wasn’t crippled wanted to skate.
Venice is Feeling War Most Keenly.
Venice, perhaps of all the cities in
Italy, ia feeling the war most keenly.
At the height of the sfiriqg season in
normal years there would be from 12,-
000 to 13,000 touriBts here. But to
day there are not a hundred in the
whole city. Hotels with from two to
three hundred rooms are absolutely
empty; some are indeed closed up.
The piazza of St. Mark is deserted,
and there are no strangers to feed the
pigeons. The Grand Canal, which
ought to be black with gondolas, has
no other traffic but the two-cent steam
boats. The gondoliers are literally
starving. Nearly all of them have
been compelled even to pawn the fa
miliar brass horses which decorate
their gondolas, though all they can
raise on them is six lira—a dollar and
The storekeepers are in no better
plight, dependent as they are almost
entirely upon the touristB. Most of
them are unable to pay their rents, and
the landlords, with the help of the
banks, are carrying them over until
Venice has no trades and industries
except in articles of luxury such as
laces, leather goods and fine glass
ware. All these are entirely at a
Distress among the working classes
is widespread. Even in normal times
the poverty in Venice is extraordina
rily great; some authorities indeed as
sert that one-fourth of the whole popu
lation are paupers. During the past
month there have been food riots.
The director of the United States
mint in Philadelphia, Mr. Landis, has
just resigned after serving for twelve
years. In commenting on the fabulous
wealth that haa passed through his
hands Mr. Landis states that it con
sisted of $11,000,000 in cents, $19,000,-
000 in nickels, $60,500,000 in silver dol
lars, halves, quarters and dimes, and
$872,000,000 in gold. The entire coin
age totals $462,500,000. To give one a
better idea of the quantity of this bulk,
Mr. Landis said it would tax the capa
city of 68$ cars of twelve tons each.
It would be impossible to haul this
vast sum with fewer than eleven lo
comotives, which would mean that
each would have to pull about sixty-
three cars. These cars in one train would
extend about ten miles. There was
exactly $415,000,000 in coin and gold
bullion in the mint when Mr. Landis
turned it over to his successor. The
largest amount at the mint at anv one
time in the last twelve yearB was $452,-
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Rights End When War Begins.
Review of Rev town.
Just now England is in quite the
same state of mind towards what she
regards as the unspeakably wicked
Prussians as early in the last century
she exhibited towards Napoleon as the
exponent of militarism. There is the
same determination to crush the Ger
man empire that there then was to de
stroy that of Napoleon. There is the
same disposition to regard the cause of
England as so unassailable in its virtue
as to justify a good deal of disregard of
the rights of neutrals. But the analo
gy is not one to be followed too com
pletely. The people of the United
States are not feeling themselves af
fronted in any quarter, are not exasper
ated, have not suffered any intended in
jury or wrong from any of the govern
ments at war, have no grievances to
avenge, and will not drift into a bellig
erent attitude merely because of inter
ference with neutral commerce in the
British and German waters that are
strewn with mines and infested by sub
War is so deperate a recourse when
the foremost powers of the world are
engaged in it that what we call “rights”
cease to exist, and nothing is likely to
be considered except in terms of war
power. Germany’s plea for invading
Belgium wan “necessity.” England's
plea for interfering with neutral com
merce ia of exactly the same kind, and
ia put upon the same ground. Germany
did not mean to touch the hair of a sin
gle Belgian citizen, nor to take so much
as a loaf of bread without paying full
value. In the German view, Belgium’s
vast mistake lay in standing up for
“rights” when a great war had broken
out, in the presence of which rights dis
appear because the appeal has been
made to force. In its very nature, war
ia the denial of rightB of all kinds, pri
vate and public. When two small na
tions are at war, it is true that the
rights of neutralB are respected. But
this is not because the neutrals have
rights, but because they have power.
When, however, great nations are at
war, the rights of neutrals are less
likely to be regarded, unless the neu
trals have both the power and the dis
position to translate their rights into
terms of force.
“About a year ago my three hoys
had whooping cough and I found Cham
berlain’s Cough Remedy the only one
that would relieve their coughing and
whooping spells. 1 continued this treat
ment and was surprised to find that it
cured the disease in a very short time,”
writes Mrs. Archie Dalrymple, Crooks-
ville, Ohio. For sale by all dealers.
Man as the Peacock.
The Birmingham Age-Herald abomi
nates Bartorial peacockage. It believes
the present styles in men’s clothing
are little less than "sensational.”
Taking note of of an interview
with a Birmingham man just back
from New York, where he saw men
dreHsed in a way that disgusted him,
the Age-Herald says:
“Going further, one is much in
clined to exclaim, ‘more power to hirn,’
and to affix an enthusiastic ‘amen’ to
the utterances. The Birmingham pa
per deplores the monkey-like character
so much in evidence among men—some
young, some old—who array themselves
in novelty patterns of skin-tight fitting,
becuffed trousers, corset-fitting coat,
and a hiatus of from four to six inches
between trousers and shoe top, the
same evidently being intended to give
ample display to the white silk hosiery.
“That of itself is bad enough, but
when by way of climax there is added
one of those rear-bowed tall hats with
narrow brim—the same being pulled
down over the ears of the wearer—
no matter hov much we may believe in
personal liberty we cannot refrain from
saying that such an outlandish make
up is un-American and altogether too-
Some time since a little girl who
lived in a rural community appeared at
the back door of a neighbor’s house
with a small basket in her hand.
“Mrs. Smith,” said she, as the
neighbor answered her timid knock,
“mother wants to know if you won’t
please lend her a dozen eggs. She
wants to put them under a hen.”
“Hut them under a hen?” was the
wondering rejoinder of the neighbor,
“I didn’t know that you had a hen!”
“We havent," was the frank re
joinder of the little girl. "Wearegoing
to borrow the hen from Mrs. Brown.”
CASE of Mrs. HAM
Declares Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Saved Her Life j
Shamrock, Mo.— “ I feel it my duty
to tell the public the condition of my
health before using
your medicine. I had
tion and congestion,
pains in both sides,
backaches and bear
ing down pains, was
Bhort o f memory,
nights, and had
neither strength nor
energy. There was always a fear and
dread in my mind, I had cold, nervous,
weak spells, hot flashes over my body.
I had a place in my right sido that was
so sore that I could hardly bear the
weight of my clothes. I tried medicines
end doctors, but they did me little good,
and I never expected to get out again.
I got Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound and Blood Purifier, and I cer
tainly would have been in grave or in an
asylum if your medicines had not saved
me. But now I can work all day, sleep
well at night, eat anything I want, have
no hot flashes or weak, nervous spells.
All pains, aches, fears and dreads are
gone, my house, children and hushand
are no longer neglected, as I am almost
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before taking your remedies, and all is
pleasure and happiness in my home.
Mrs. Josie Ham, R..F, D. 1, Box 22,
If you want special advice write
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DR. SAM BRADSHAW
306-307 Atlanta National Bank Building. At
lanta, Ga. Atlanta 'phone—Main. 3901; Duca-
tur 'phono, 268.
W. L. WOODROOF,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office 11 Mi Greenville street. Residence 9 Perry
itreet. Office 'phone 401; renidence ’phone 461.
D. A. HANEY,
Offer* hto profeHuional Hurvico to tho people of
Newnan, and will anHwerall callu town or coun
ty. Office in tho June* Building, E. Broad Street.
Office and renidence 'phone 289.
THOS. J. JONES,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office on E. Broad ntreet, near public nquare.
Roflldence 9 Jefferson street.
T. B. DAVIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office—Sanitarium building. Office 'phone 6—1
call; residence’phone 5- 2 calls.
W. A. TURNER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Special attention given to surgery und diHcauea
jf women. Office 2-1 W. Broad street. 'Phone 230
F. I. WELCH,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office No, 9 Temple avenue, opposite public
school building. 'Phone 231.
THOS. G. FARMER, JR.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Will give cureful and prompt attention to all
I tgal businens entrusted co rne. Money to loan.
Office in court-houue.
“What this country needs is more
real men with red blood in their veins,
and whiskers instead of fuzz on their
faces. These be progressive, aggres
sive, devil-take-the-hind-most days, and
there is little room in this work-aday
world for Algernon and others of that
A Sick Headache.
Mrs. A. L. Luckie, East Rochester,
N. Y., was a victim of sick headache
and despondency, caused by a badly
weakened and debilitated condition of
her stomach, when she began taking
Chamberlain’s Tablets. She says: “I
found them pleasant to take, also mild
and effective. In a few weeks’ time I
was restored to my former good health.”
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Atlanta and West Point
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
OF TRAINS AT NEWNAN, GA.
EFFECTIVE NOV. 1, 1914.
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