Barnesville TV ew^pGTazette.
'phe beautiful, bright and attractive
colors leads one off to the thought
of joyful spring when the violets be
gin to bloom and the birds sing their
merry songs. Such sentiments are
welcomed after an experience of a
long, bleak winter like the one just
Marshbum's store is being filled
with all the new fabrics for spring
Ginghams, and Madras Cloths
Percales, Woolen Goods, Embroideries, Laces, &c.,
are being received every day. All the new shaped
Hats and Shoes are seen at Marshburn’s.
Two thousand dollars worth of Clothing will ar
rive this week. Don’t forget they sell McCall’s pat
terns for ioc and 15c. The best fitting of all Bazaar
Sheets given free. See their Royal Worcester Corset
—the best fitting of all. Marshburn still has great
piles of winter goods that is offered at cost to make
space. Remember that Marshburn has the largest
exclusive dry goods store in Barnesville. Cash and
credit customers both are cordially invited to deal
with us during the year 1902.
V. 0. MARSHBURN, Manager.
-A SUPPLY oF==
Buist’s Garden Seed,
Can be Found at •
W. C. Jordan & Bro.
Druggists and Stationers.
We Are Offering Afc
Special Prices... JjjG
CHINA AND PICTURES.
In fact, all lines of goods
for the CASH. Come in
and see. Full line of
Bike Sundries on hand.
J. H. Bate & Cos.,
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COUNTRY WEEKLY.
BARNESVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1902.
RESULTS OF THE
: Carries Heavy Loss to Life and
Property Throughout the
TKKRIBLE WRECK OX SOCTHEKX
111 Which Four are Killed Outright
and Others Seriously Wounded—
Occurred Near Zctella,
The rain which fell last Thurs
day was probably the heaviest
which has fallen here in years.
About, seven o'clock Thursday
evening it literally poured down
and in a short time the streets
and sidewalks in Barnesville were
simply overflowing with water.
No very serious damage was done
in or around the city, but other
sections did not fare so well.
Mr. J. S. Milner, who lives by
Potato creek, says it was higher
by several feet than he has ever
known. The bridge on the Zebu
lon road stood the flood and es
caped with only slight damages,
but the bridges at Martin’s mill
and on the Milner and Zebulon
road were washed away Consid
erable damage was done through
out the country to the farm lands.
Friday morning an accident oc
curred near town on account of
the big rain which came near be
ing very serious. Mr. William
Brannan was crossing the bridge
at the Waller place with a load of
corn. It gave way and the driver,
team and load went down, all of
which, fortunately, were rescued,,
but it was a narrow escape.
A terrible wreck occurred about
10 o’clock Thursday night on the
old Atlanta & Florida railroad
near Zetella in Spalding county.
The passenger train from Atlanta
to Columbus went down into a
mad stream, which resulted in
four deaths and the injury of sev
eral other people among them be
ing Hon. O. B. Stevens, commis
sioner of agriculture of Georgia.
The high trestle gave way and the
engine, baggage and mail ear, and
second class coach were submerg
ed in the raging waters beneath.
The four killed were:
Engineer A. F. Mathews, Colum
Fireman Isaac McDowell, color
Baggage Master J. L. Hill, Co
Mail Clerk Leo. G. Murray, At
The first class coach was broken
loose from the other cars as they
went down and was left standing
on the trestle. Thus a number of
lives were miraculously saved.
The road bed of the Southern
between Macon and Atlanta was
in such bad condition that the
Southern’s trains used the Cen
tral’s line for several days.
There was great los.s throughout
the country, and it is said to be
the heaviest and most disastrous
rain since 1886.
Below will be found some
specials giving the results in the
CYCLONE FOLLOWS THE RAIN.
Williamson, Ga., February 28.
—After one of the most terrific
rain storms ever known in this
| section, which prevailed incessant
jly for twelve hours, a cyclone
| came up about 7 p. in. yesterday,
dealing destruction to buildings
and stock. So far no loss of hu
man life has been reported. The
, storm was from southwest to
northeast. The buildings on the
Manly plantation were badly dam
aged, as Veil as those on Mrs.
Crawford’s place and Lon Hood’s.
Two negro churches at Roper were
IN UPSON COUNTY.
Thomaston, Ga., February 28,
—The recent rainfall in this county
has been the heaviest that this
section has ever known.
Reports from various parts of
the county indicate that consider
able damage has resulted from
washouts. Several lattice bridges
over Potato creek and, one or two
covered bridges over Flint river
have been carried away.
The trestle on the Macon & Bir
mingham railroad, spanning Pota
to creek about two miles west of
Thomaston, was washed down!
stream last night. This trestle
was a wooden one about 300 feet
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Items of Local Interest
Tin* twenty-eighth annual meet
ing of tin* Georgia Electic Medi
cal Association will be held iff*
Atlanta March 27-28.
The association has an exten
sive membership throughout the
state, and a large attendance is
Dr. J. M. Anderson, of Barnes
ville, is second vice-president of
the association, which shows he is
popular with the members ash
is with the citizens of this city
and section. At the above meet
ing Dr. Anderson is also on the'
program to prepare and read a
paper on “Head Fractures.”
* * *
Speaking of politics,-a writer in
the Forsyth Chronicle says:
“Mr. Editor, that slap on the
shoulder and that hand shake,
with the peculiar squeeze to it and
a smile sorter like the one Col.
Boodworth uses, those are the
things that make us feel as though
we could vote always.”
Hon. Charles I. Brannun, of the
firm Brannan Brothers, of Atlan
ta, was in the city a few days ago.
Several years ago he was in poli
tics a good deal and ran up against
Hon. Lon Livingston, all to no
purpose, unless it was to be a “sad
der and a wiser man.” Mr. Bran
nan has travelled this section for
years and has many friends among
the business men.
* * *
Hon. W. B. Adams, who is quite
well known in Barnesville, is a
candidate for representative from
Upson county. He is a prominet
citizen of that county, and has
previously been sent to the legisla
ture by the democratic voters
of his county. He would make a
good legislator again.
Dr. J. B. Mathews, tin* clerk
of Pike Superior court, was in
Barnesville Monday on business,
but he bad time to shake bands
and exchange pleasant greetings
with friends. By people who are
in position to know whereof they
speak, it is said that Dr Mathews
is one outlie most efficient clerks
in the state, lie is rapid in bis
work and, best of all, lie is accur
ate and very careful as to the ap
pearance of his books and papers
His services are appreciated.
* * *
Mrs. J. \V. Flynthas been quite
sick with pneumonia recently at
her home in Culloden. The latest
news from her is that she is im
proving and will doubtless soon be
well again. She is a daughter of
Mr J. L. Hunt of this city.
The last issue of the Jackson
Argus contains thefollowing item
about our Judge and solicitor:
“Judge E. J. Reagan and Solici
tor O. H. B. Bloodworth make a
strong judicial team, and as the
editor of of The Argus (only one
year a resident of their circuit)
comes to know their methods, he
joins Butts county and the entire
Flint Circuit on being proud of
tnem. They are men sans peur et
sans re prop he, and in every way
eminently fitted for the position
Well, we reckon it is so.
but that is hard language to use
in public print about them.
There is to be at least one can
nery in operation in Barnesville
the coming season and it will be
a very important enterprise, one
that will furnish a market for
peaches and tomatoes and employ
ment for (juitea number of people
for several weeks. It will put
hundreds of dollars in circulation
here in what would otherwise be a
very dull season. Such enter
prises pay the whole section.
* * *
A gentleman in the city Monday
from Monroe county said that the
heavy rains last week would cost
the county $25,000 and that taxes
would be higher than the water
courses. There is a similar state,
of affairs in Monroe’s sister coun- j
And now they have gone to
breaking into the .dispensary. |
That’s the way it goes the cheaper |
a thing is~the cheaper, the people |
want it. . J
My Motto : q ZIt v v }
JNO. H. BLACKBURN.
We will pay SI,OO CASH per
bushel for all the UNKNOW,
SPECKLED, or WHIPPOOR
WILL PEASdelivered touswith
in the next week.
Peas must be clean, sound
Bring them in promptly, tas
car must be shipped by’March 12.
J. W. Stafford & Sons
—=You Wanfe —
All you can get for your
Wilkinson will sell
you more Dry Goods,
Shoes and Notions
for the same money
than any merchant
tigate, it’ll pay well.
Seed Irish Potatoes
California Red Peanuts.
A FEW SEED LEFT OP
Choice Mixed Sweet Pas
give Green Trading Stumps.
Yours to serve day or night