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The Dawson News
DAWSON, GA., Jan. 27, 1909,
Town builders should understand
that holding lands at high prices is
not profitable to the town or to the
Philadelphia has been called the
city of homes, and the late Wm.
Singerly of that city built many
blocks of handsome seven-room brick
houses with marble trimmings that
he sold at $3,750 on a cash payment
of $250 and 4 per cent. on deferred
pavments. In Camden, New Jersey,
neat five-room, two-story brick
houses were built as rapidly as they
could be sold at about $l,OOO, but
with no land except that occupied
by the house and no galleries. The
men pushing this kind of work were
doing it from city pride. True, they
figured on 4 per cent. on the actual
outlay, but they were such large
builders that they built at a mini
mum cost.
‘While Dawson is not quite as largel
as either of the above towns the
same things that have helped them
to grow and prosper would help us.
Dawson should double its population
in another ten years, and most of
the residents should own their own
homes. That gives permanency to
a population. It fosters patriotism
and home pride. Our capitalists in
stead of lending money at 10 to 15
per cent. (to people who would be
better off if they kept free of inter
est-bearing debts for doubtful invest
ment) should get to work to build
up Dawson. But houses are not the
thing. Build homes for the people—
new homes at right prices and terms.
To make the most possible out of
one’'s fellow man may be business,
but it dces not build up towns, and
is not good morals. While no one
is expected to bankrupt himself in
pushing forward the town and help
ing their fellows, people who push a
town along and do good turns where
opportunity offers are the ones who
really make a success of life.
It has been customary to now and
then inaugurate the governor of
Georgia with imposing ceremonies,
both civil and military, the pomp and
circumstance attending the occasion
varying in degree according to the
love of display manifested by the dis
tinguished gentlemen who have been
called to the governor's chair. Hon.
Joseph M. Brown, the plain, practi
cal, modest man that he is, has
announced that when he assumes the
duties of this office next June there
will be no ‘‘coronation,” as the cer
emonies of a former inaugural
were so loudly characterized by
some of the subjects and worshipers
of the great man who was to rule
over the people. Mr. Brown will dis
pense with all of this flummery, and
will insist upon the simplest form of
ceremony necessary to legally and
properly induct him into office. He
will ride from his home in Marietta
to the capitol in a street car, and
quietly and unostentatiously take
the oath of office in the hall of the
house of representatives in the pres
ence of the members of the legisla
ture and state officials, as we once
saw one of the very best governors
Georgia has ever had do. It does
seem that, in fact, the plain people,
the cammon people, are to have an
ether inning.
A monument should be erected to
Russell Sage by his widow. The old
gentleman educated all of New York}
south of Fulton street how to be;
abstemious. His midday luncheon
(when he had to pay for it) was a?
section of apple pie and a glass of
milk. On this repast he thrived, re
tained his health and waxed rich.
No corned beef and cabbage in
*“his’'n.”” No wines, no beer, no fat
pastries, nothing of the fieshpots. A
million young men are now imitating
the old man whko spent $8 a year for
clothes and left $70,000,000 for his
wife to squander on people who used
to damn him as a skinflint. Mrs.
Sage is taxed higher than any other
woman in New York, and she is
working overtime to reduce her for
The judge presiding at the trial
of the men who killed Ex-Senator
Carmack, in Nashville, Tenn., has
ordered the sheriff to give those
jurors who want it a toddy every
morning. It wouldn't do for the
courts to adopt that plan here in
Georgia, where toddies are so scarce.
There would be a rush to get on
juries regardless of any disqualifica
tion that might exist. We fear the
Tennessee judge has set a bad prece
As the time for planting corn
draws near the farmers should not
forget the $lOO in cash prizes Mr.
J. R. Mercer has offered for the best
vields of corn grown on an acre of
land in Terrell county. The News
has heard of a sufficient number in
different sections of the county who
have expressed an intention of en
tering the contest to show that the
farmers are interested in the culture
of corn, and that the efforts to win
the prizes will be interesting.
This is going to be a great corn
vear in Terrell county, and every
man who grows corn at all should
cultivate one or more prize acres.
It will cost nothing but energy and
care, and the farmer will make by
it even if he does not win a prize.
Every man and every boy on a
farm should get into this corn game.
) The Bainbridge Search Light
says the present legislature
spent all the money in the state
~ treasury, and appropriated the
- balance. The incoming ‘‘solons’’
' will no doubt entertain them
selves in discovering new plans
of taxation.—Exchange.
And that is the truth. The aver
age member of the legislature
doesn't concern himself with how
little can be spent in economically
administering the state's government
and keeping down taxes, but is most
ly interested in ‘‘reforming’’ some
thing or somebody, and increasing
appropriations and hunting some
thing new to tax.
Was there a mistake about the
horrible things that were charged
last summer against Georgia’s penal
system and the men in control of
the convicts? A Harris county ne
gro who has just been released after
serving fourteen years was paid $BOO
in cash when he stripped off the
stripes. He made the money by
working extra time during his con
finement. That could hardly have
been possible under conditions as
bad as have been painted.
Colonel Bob McAllister has just
been = inaugurated mayor of Ft.
Gaines. His address on the auspi
cious occasion fairly bubbled over
with good, sound, common sense
ideas and devotion to his town. Col
onel McAllister is a good business
man, a progressive citizen and a lead
er in affairs, and his administration
is going to be one of the very best
the Clay county capital has ever
Now listen at Doug. Glessner, the
gay old bachelor who has been edit
ing the Griffin News and Sun some
thing less than a hundred years:
“Nobody with brains will kiss
in the future,” says Dr. Clara
Scott. Right you are, Clara!
We have been put off that way
in the past, but never again!
We propose to do our kissing in
the right now, if we ever get
another chance.
The News offers its congratulations
to the Marietta Journal on the cele
bration of its forty-third birthday.
Messrs. Neal and Massey are news
paper men of the old school, and The
Journal every week bears evidence
of their able, conscientious and care
ful work. It is one of the most ap
preciated = exchanges that reacheg
The News’ desk.
Atlanta is just now experiencing
the pleasurable sensation of having
a man in Mr. Taft's cabinet. There
is no assurance, however, that he
will be present when work begins
the 4th of March, and sign official
papers, give orders and draw the sal
Hon. John D. Rockefeller of New
York was one of the guests of henor
at the Taft banquet in Augusta.
Some Reasons Why Rum Is on the Run.
Every man who takes a drink, as
well as every man who does not, in—‘
cluding also those who do and deny‘
it; in fact, every man who knows
anything about liquor or the liquor‘
question, as well as those who think
they do, may read and appreciate thel
following editorial from the Birming
ham Ledger on ‘““‘Causes of Prohibi
tion:’’ |
There are three kinds of enemies
of the liquor business. One kind is
the number of good people who feel
that it is their business to regulate
other people's morals, faults and fail
Another kind is the number of
people who do not like the chemical
fluids sold for whiskey and beer,
which are poisons and known by the
makers to be poisons. For instance,
no whiskey in the world would have
killed Coroner Paris, but the chemi
cal stuff he drank for whiskey did
kill him. That is an explanation of
some people’s opposition to liquor.
Read the advertisements of liquor
and nearly every one will tell you
that their liquor is the only good
liquor, or words to that effect.
Another kind of opposition to the
liquor business is the very large
“Owen Moore Went Away
Owen Moore Than He Could Pay,
Owen Moore Came Back One Day,
Owen Moore.”’
Poor Mr. Owen Moore no doubt
lived in a small city or town where
he tried to make a living by running
a store. The people who were his
neighbors in that town and on the
farms around town bought most of
their things from the great mail or
der houses, neglecting to trade with
M. Moore.
Quite naturally Mr. Moore failed
in business, and went away owing
more than he could pay. He had to
go away and find a location in some
town where the people patronized
home merchants.
From the Savannah news.
The one failure in connection with
the Georgia visit of President-elect
Taft is that of the Atlanta idea of
foisting upon the American people
the Billy 'Possum. Judge Taft him
self must have resented the proposi
tion. Because he ate a slice of roast
‘possum at Atlanta and washed it
down with a draught of ’simmon
beer was no good and sufficient rea
son for the effort to identify him
with the marsupial, which is not an
altogether lovely creature. The
‘possum, as a matter of fact, has been
much overrated of late in connection
with the Taft banquet. Baked 'pos
sum is not a ‘‘dish for the gods.”’
It appeals most strongly to the day
laborer; and he must be mighty hun
gry at that if he says truly that it
tastes as good as anything he ever
ate. The ’'possum appetite has got
to be both cultivated and whetted.
There was a show of reason for the
Teddy Bear; there is none for any
such creature as the Billy ’Possum.
From the Shellman Sun.
H. T. Bridges of Terrell coun
ty made last year 105 bales of
cotton on 100 acres. The papers
did not state how much fertili
zer he used.—Shellman Sun.
The Sun should have read
The News, and not obtained its
information second hand from
the daily newspapers, which got
the item from this paper and
omitted that part of the story.
For the benefit of The Sun we
will again state that Mr. Bridges
used from 600 to 1,000 pounds
of commercial fertilizer to the
It's fine farm lands and in
telligent and progressive farm
ers we have over here in Terrell
county, Bud.—Dawson News.
We do read The News; would be
lost without it. Our memory just
failed us that time.
We knew you had intelligent and
progressive farmers. They are fa
mous for these splendid attributes.
Moreover, it is a mark of intelligence
for a man to grow $5O on an acre
of ground with the help of $8 worth
of guano where he would grow not
over $l7 with no fertilizer. That is
all Mr. Bridges would make this year
on the same land with no fertilizer.
That is true of any land in this sec
tion. The making of large crops
with the increased use of fertilizer
and with intelligent cultivation war
rants the old saying, “There is more
in the man than in the land.”
Antipathies of the Great.
From the Los Angeles Times.
Lincoln loathed the taste of soap.
Alcibiades had such a hatred of
fleas that he often slew such of these
insects as settled on him for refresh
Queen Elizabeth was most un
pleasantly affected by the odor of
spoiled fish.
Napoleon hated defeat.
George Washington invariably
paled and shuddered upon swallow
ing a mouthful of bad egg.
Thomas Jefferson and Socrates,
strangely enough, both disliked pain,
especially in its severer forms.
Cleopatra, though greatly addicted
to them herself, would under no cir
cumstances permit her gentlemen
friends to eat onions.
e e
All Is Not Lost.
From the Atlanta Journal.
Augusta may be consoled on Mr.
Taft's absence by Messrs. Rockefel
ler and Harriman's presence.
number of people who are not willing
that the politics, offices and control
of all the cities of the nation shall
be directed by the liquor interests.
There is no need to argue this.
Everybody who knows anything of
politics knows that nearly every city
in the land is dominated by the liq
uor interest. People have rebelled
against it. State after state is
sweeping it out.
Therefore we say that the liquor
business has brought ruin to itself.
It sold stuff that was not honest, not
fit for men to drink. That is a cold,
hard fact, and everybody knows it.
Nobody knows it better than the men
who control the liquor business.
That business did meddle with the
city government of nearly every city
in the United States. That is equal
ly known and undisputed.
The liquor business is driving it
self out of business. Even in the
face of all this the business is not
reforming itself in any particular,
nor does it learn one thing from the
rapid extension of the prohibition
idea. Not one method is changed
anywhere. It is going to allow itself
te be driven out of the United States
'rather than reform at all, either in
‘the making, the sale, or the politics
of the stuff.
| But the funny poet who wrote
;those lines was mistaken about Owen
IMoore coming back one day. Mr.
Moore, having been burnt once,
'would not stick his fingers in the
|same fire again. No, indeed! Mr.
'Moore would stay away, not because
'he was Owen More than he could
' pay, but because if he ever came back
rand started again in business there
'he would be Owen Moore still. He
| would let the old town continue to
igrow street grass.
| Have you been the cause of any
lOwen Moore tragedies in your town?
From the Americus Times-Recorder.
It is stated that during the
past twelve months sixty-two
persons convicted of some crime
involving the taking of human
life have been released from the
Georgia penitentiary by pardon
or commutation of sentence by
the prison commission and the
Not in the history of the pres
ent penitentiary system have
pardons and commutations been
handed out with such a gener
ous hand. ‘While there is no
doubt that many of the benefi
ciaries were deserving of mercy,
and that many who remain in
confinement deserve it, too, the
figures are, in a sense, appalling.
‘ls it being overdone?’” asks The
Dawson News, from which we clip
the above editorial extract. The
News does not oppose a proper use
of the pardoning power. It readily
sees that there are times when the
demands of justice have been fully
met, and when mercy should be ex
tended through executive clemency.
But it fears that crime is being en
couraged by wholesale pardons such
as it asserts have taken place of late.
In Florida last year or the year
before there was such apparent abuse
of the pardoning power, so many
criminals were turned loose, that the
people and the papers united in
strong protests against the system.
While there have been individual in
stances in Georgia where it was ex
ceedingly doubtful if the pardoning
power had been wisely used there
has been no such abuse of it as to
arouse general indignation. At the
same time it is readily seen that
conditions are closely approaching
the danger point when so many crim
inals are turned loose as had pardons
issued to them last year.
Pardons given after due publicity
would doubtless be held down to a
minimum and be restricted to cases
in which the public felt assured that
good would ensue. But pardons ob
tained, as they often are, by lawyers
quietly appearing before the pardon
board, with a petition signed by cit
izens who have not investigated the
matter at all, tend to bring the en
tire system into disrepute and open
the way for bitter condemnation of
it. It might be well if the legisla
ture would revise the system to the
extent of requiring public notice that
an application for a pardon is to bhe
made through the newspapers of the
neighborhood in which the crime was
committed, in order that citizens who
may be opposed to it may have an
opportunity to enter a protest. As
it is now only one side is heard, and
there is no way of ascertaining
whether the real sentiment of the
community favors the pardon or not.
Only recently a murderer was par
doned and turned loose on Savan
nah. He had shot down a boy in
cold blood. Soon after his return
home his wife is found appealing to
the courts for protection against his
brutality. His pardon was a beauti
ful example of the misuse of the pow
er. Doubtless scores of cases could
be brought up where political in
fluences or the liberal use of noney
in engaging attorneys and working
up petitions have brought pardons
for men who should have been kept
in the penitentiary. If the law re
quired the publication of the peti
tion for a pardon, with the full list
of the signers and a brief account
of the crime for which the prisoner
was convicted, it is safe to say public
sentiment would frequently assert it
self to the extent of preventing the
granting of pardons. By far the
greater part of the pardons are ob
tained quietly, that is, in such a way
as to avoid awakening the better sen
timent of the community in which
the crime was committed. Let us
have sufficient publicity before the
pardon is issued to ascertain what
the community really wants, |
Here Is a Good One,
From the National Food Magazine.
A traveling man was riding in the
smoking car of an express train
reading his paper when a man rushed
in from the car beind the smoker
evidently in great agication, and
said: ‘“‘Has anybody in the car any
whiskey? A woman in the car be
hind has fainted.” Instantly dogz
ens of flasks were produced. The
man who had asked for it picked
out the largest one, drew the cork
and put the bottle to his lips. With
a long satisfied sigh he handed it
back and remarked: “That did me
a lot of good, 1| needed it, for it
always makes me feel so queer to
see a woman faint.”
Handsome Jim in Town,
From the Arlington Courier,
Handsome Jim Grist of Blakely
has been over again this week to
visit the fair sex, and we can speak
in behalf of many, that it's g pleas
ure indeed to have such a fellow ag
he to visit our city. Jim is true blue,
or in other words he is “Johnuie
on the Spot.”
From the Dublin Times. |
This is getting to be an age of
graft. Every now and then it as
serts itself in one form or another.
It crops out in one section and then
If the age of graft continues to
grow the time may soon come when
it will be a hard matter for a man
to deal uprightly and honestly with
his fellow man. It has almost
reached that stage now, and when
you find one that is scrupulously
straight in all of his dealings with
others if he is not very careful and
exercises the utmost vigilance he is
liable to be flim-flammed by the oth
er fellow, who may be unscrupulous
and wants to get in the work of
Look Up.
Look up! the cesspool teems with
dirty swarms
Beneath a decent preacher’s sacred
Left to themselves they do but
trifling harm—
The pure in heart know simply
they are there,
But when you stir the waters deep
and dark i
The myriads beneath the surface
| rise;
'They rise, but your wise teachings
| do not harle—
They sink again, creating no sur
Let thought soar higher in the realm
of love,
Paint radiant hopes and man’s
true paradise;
Lift man to life, to God, who reigns
, By telling him how dear his ran
| som and how great the price.
There is enough of love for you to
sing of bright and holy joy—
How God so loved the world and
loving gave His son,
How sin and sorrow from earth He
would destroy,
By trusting Him how full salava
tion’s won.
Then talk of God and of His love
for man,
Let crows dive into mud and
filthy mire,
Speak love with all the power at
your command,
How God invites and Jesus calls
us higher.
Dawson, Ga. XX 7
Do You Want Her ?
A good milch cow for sale. Bar
gain. G. W. DOZIER & CO.
e AS N A
For Sale,
Two horses and a mule. Apply to
Elmee e b ebl
Horse Wanted.,
Wanted, a sound, gentle horse that
will work anywhere. Must be cheap.
E. KERSEY, Bronwood, Ga.
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Gin Notice.
Saturday, January 30th, will be
our last gin day for this season. We
will buy seed cotton in any quan
Two bottles of Horn of Salva
tion cured me of Rheumatism
and a chronic sore of seventeen
years’ standing. C. E. THOMAS,
Brown House, Macon, Ga.
On one occasion when I could
not get to a doctor I was cured
of a severe attack of Appendicitis
by the use of Horn of Salvation.
I think it the best remedy on
earth. BEN T. ROBERTS.
With McCaw Manufacutring Co.
Keep a bottle of Horn of Sal
vation on hand. It is wonderful
how many ailments it will cure—
such as Neuralgia, Colic, Tooth
ache, Backache, Sore Throat, In
digestion, ete.
- Cleaning, Altering and Pressing. Prompt service
and satisfaction guaranteed. Skirt work a special
' ty. We have the best workmen in town. Give us
~atrial. One dollar per month or 50 cents a suit.
- Washing and scrubbing extra. We do first-class
dyeing. Leave your laundry there for the Dawson
Steam Laundry. j e M'CLUNG Prop.
! We beg to adviseme are still in posi
' tion to furnish Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brick, Lime, (‘ement
| and all other building material as we were before the
‘ fire. 'We have made arrangements whereby we ean dis
- patch all orders without delay. Thanking our patrons
4 for their past favors and soliciting their further patronr
| age, we are Very truly,
. Dawson, Georgia. »
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