Barnesville N ews-G azette.
nphe 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
Marshburn’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 Marslibnrn’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 Carden Seed,
Can be Found at
W. C. Jordan & Bro.
Druggists and Stationers.
Do Your Eyes
If so, you had better consult an eye
specialist at once. You will only
i havy one pair of eyes to a life-time,
and it pays to take care of them. If
you need glasses, we can fit you —no
matter how complicated the case, and
if you do not need them, we will tell
you so. Consultation free.
J. H. Bate & Cos.,
Jewelers and Opticians.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COUNTRY WEEKLY.
BARNESVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1902.
Turner —Hon. C. A. Turner, of
Macon, was in Rarnesville, several
days recently a guest of relatives.
He is one of the best citizens and
ablest lawyers in the state. Fur
thermore, he is one of the best
men in Georgia—he stands for
that which is best, in every sphere '
of life, and gives moral tone to
everything with which ho is con
nected. He is well known person
ally to many of the people of
Barnesville and Pike county and
will always be given a cordial wel
come when he visits this commu
Zeu.xeu —Mr. S. H. Zellner,
one of Monroe county’s most sub
stantial and upright citizens,
spent Monday in the city on busi
ness and meeting his friends here.
He reports the rains very heavy
in his section last Sunday. Quite
a number of bridges that had been
rebuilt since the severe rains some
weeks ago were washed away
| again. The damage from Sunday’s
rain was about the same as from
I the previous one.
Steed —Col. Clem P. Steed, one
i of the Central City’s leading law
yers spent Monday in Barnesville
,on important legal business. Col.
1 Steed has frequently been engaged
in business before Pike superior
; court and he has made a good im
pression on the people of the
j county by his conduct in his cases.
Two years ago he was put out by
his friends as a candidate for the
| state senate from this district and
while he was defeated, he made a
I strong race and would have made
|an able legislator had he been
Bkadi.ey —Rev. H. S. Bradley,
well known here, who is now pas
tor of the Trinity M. E. church of
Atlanta, is taking a bold stand
against the public evils of that
city. Last Sunday from his pul
pit he entered a vigorous protest
against the licenseing of pool sell
ing by the city council. He said
that if Atlanta’s prosperity de
pended on the money received
from the race track, he would pre
fer to see the city razed to the
ground or swept away by a cyclone.
No doubt such a brave stand
against the evil will accomplish
Haygood —Mr. T. M. Haygood
was in the city Monday from Gog
gansville. Mr. Haygood is one of
the largest and best farmers in
this section of the state, and be
sides he is one of the jolliest of
men. He has made money by
farming and his patronage is
greatly appreciated by business
men wherever he has traded. Mr.
Haygood is well known through
out this section and we are sorry
that he is a citizen of Monroe
county instead of Pike.
Milner —Mr. J. H. Milner, the
efficient sheriff of Pike county,
was in Barnesville Monday on
business. In fact he has had con
siderable business here lately, but
nevertheless he is always welcom
ed by the citizens. He is a candi
date for re-election and it goes
without saying that he will be a
hard man to put out of office.
While his office frequently puts
unpleasant duties upon liiln. In*
knows how to perforin them pleas
antly. He is unquestionably one
of the best officers in the county.
Bui,l,—Dr. (J. W. Bull, who
conducted the revival service at
the Presbyterian church last week,
returned Saturday to his home in
Atlanta. Dr. Bull has preached
and lectured a number of times in
Barnesville and really is quite a
favorite among the people. He is
quite a fluent speaker and time
listening to him is well spent, for
he is not only interesting but in
structive and helpful.
Lifsey —Mr. W. V. Lifsey has
; been in the city this week, a guest
iof the family of his father, Mr.
B. A. Lifsey. He has a splendid
position with the Plant System
|of railroads, his headquarters
being at Montgomery, Ala. His
rise in the railroad world has been
(remarkable. It has been
only a few years since lie left Pike
county a mere boy to take a posi
tion in the office of Mr. B. W.
Wrenn. tin n with the Southern
at Atlanta. Mr. Lifsey is now a;
high otheial and his fronds predict
that there are important promo
tions still ahead of him. The citi-1
zens of Pike county will cont inue
to watch his career with deep in-.
Murumey —Col. Thad E. Mur-j
pliev, manager of t he M iddle Geor
gia Department, of the North-j
western Life Insurance company
at Macon, has been a guest of rel
atives in the city this week. He
has many warm personal friends j
here, among whom he lived until
a few year ago when he took up
his residence in the Central citv.
He is one of the smoothest talkers
among all the agents of this strong
company and has been a great
success as in insurance man. Col.
Murphey is also a great lover of a
fox chase and often goes off on a
hunt with a party of friends to
enjoy this sport, camping out a
for a week at a time. He is a
genial, companionable fellow and
there are always plenty of people
who want to join in these
A Surprise Party.
A surprise party was tendered
Miss Olive Williams by a number;
of her friends Thursday evening
last. Miss Williams did every
thing in her power to entertain j
her guests and made a great suc
cess of the evening’s pleasures.
Various games and other amuse-;
ments were indulged in until a
late hour and the occasion was a
thoroughly enjoyable one to all
who participated. Those present
at this event were, Misses Lueile
Blackburn, Priscilla Stroud, Hat
tie Jordan, Edith Seltzer and
Myrle Rawls; Messrs. Pierce
Hammond, George Mitchell, .Jack-
son Bush, Clarence Willis,
Broughton Hardy and Robert
New Dwelling; Going' I'p.
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Smiley are
having a handsome new home I
erected on their lot on Forsyth
street. It will be remembered!
that their old home was destroyed ;
by fire last Christmas.
Their new home will be fitted
up with all modern conveniences
and will be better in many res
pects. Their lot is a valuable one,
being well located and convenient,
[their new home will be quite an
important addition to Forsyth
Local Fruit Growers Heltl in SiiKpenwe
as to Results of tle Gold Weather.
The cold Monday night created
considerable alarm among the
fruit men here. Mr. W. C. Staf
ford and Mr. S. M. Marshburn,
the largest peach growers in this
community, state that they fear
the damage is considerable. Mr.
Stafford says that it has been al
most impossible today to learn
whether there lias been any dam
age or not, as the crop has been
kept back by the recent cold. Mr.
Marshburn is alarmed about the
result. He fears that, the damage
has been considerable, although
no definite estimate can be made
Mr. W. C. Stafford is anxious
to know how many people will
raise tomatoes for the cannery
this summer. Mr. Lowden wants
to get large quantities for canning
and he has asked Mr. Stafford to
find out how many he may count
lon for this purpose. It will no
doubt be very profitable to raise
them, and anybody who will agree
to plant them are requested to re
port same to Mr. Stafford who
; will be glad to furnish any inform
ation possible about the matter.
It is said that raising tomatoes
will beat cotton.
Mr. Gray Heller.
Mr. 11. Hollis Gray, who has
been confined to his home for
some days past, threatened with
pneumonia is much improved and
will doubtless be out again in a
few days. He was right sick for
a few days, but it is believed that
! he will recover rapidly now.
Canl of TliunkH.
Mrs. B. C. Milner and family
wish to return thanks to the neigh
bors and friends for many acts of
kindness and sympathy during
(Mr. Milner’s sickness and death.
Green Trading Stamps
To My Cash Purchasers.
JNO. H. BLACKBURN.
Spend Your Cash
J. W. Stafford & Sons
We Give Trading Stamps
We have just opened a handsome line of
LADIES’SKIRTS. If you want a tailor-made
skirt for spring, it will pay you to see what
We Give Trading Stamps.
Our DRESS-MAKING Department, underjtlie
able management of Miss Lane, is open and
ready for jmur spring orders. We have an able
corps of assistants, and can promise prompt and
faithful work. Place your orders now.
We Give Trading Stamps.
Our Chicago tailor, representing Price it Cos.,
will be at our store Saturday of this week —March
22nd—to take orders. We offer these goods as
the BEST the market affords. Every suit guar
anteed to fit and please you. Remember the
date and come to see us.
J. W. Stafford & Sons.
The Old Year is gone—the New Year is here. We
wish you well as the years change. We greet all our
friends with good wishes and are ready to make them
happy through substantial savings and increased benefits
both to them and to us, and at the same time thank them
for their patronage during the year that has just gone.
Beginning with the new year, turn over anew leaf in
your flour department and buy the best —Brand Milled
AZ-I-LE. Guaranteed absolutely pure.
M. M. ELLIOTT <S CO,
n .it will advise without that
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