B ARNES YILLE NEWS-GAZETTE.
With absolute confidence in our ability to serve you, we earnestly solicit your account and business.
We have the largest store and the largest stock of goods in Barnesville. We are the only merchants
who have any claim to a DEPARTMENT STORE, as we are the only people who can supply your every
want. We are able, prepared and anxious to handle a thousand accounts in addition to those on our
books. Come to see us. Whatever you get at STAFFORD’S, will be GOOD, and will be sold with a
guarantee. We buy nothing shoddy, and don’t cater to the trade who want that class of goods.
What We Sell :
We Give Trading Stamps With Every Cash Purchase— call for them
Air. ,T. W. Stafford. Mr. C. T. Tyler.
Mr. W. C. Stafford. Mr. H. H. Willis.
Mr. K. A. Stafford. Mr. J. B. Gardner.
Mr. F. M. Stafford. Mr. E. C. Elder.
Mr. Pierce Hammond. Mr. C. F. Rucker.
Miss Lillie Cooper, Mr. Roy Blount.
Miss Velma Mills,
Miss Lula Speer. Sam Johnson.
Miss Jennie Lane, Porter,
6 assistants in dress M ill Merritt,
AVhat is Being Said and Done in Our
Again Spring has announced
herself, and how we welcome her!
With her robe of green, and mild,
sunny weather, she calls to mind
the little verse:
■ the Spring a young man’s fancy
Highly turns to thoughts of love.”
Rev. W. H. Hammond preached
nil able sermon at the Baptist
church Sunday, to a large and at
The little people were tendered
an Easter egg hunt last Saturday
afternoon by Mrs. L. Holmes, at
her home on Liberty Hill street.
Miss Mildred Posey went up to
Decatur and spent Saturday and
Sunday with her parents.
Miss Mamie Mulkey spent one
day last week in Macon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Abercrombie
spent Tharsday with the latter’s
sister. Mrs. P. T. Warde.
Mrs. Warde spent Wednesday
in Barnesville shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Thomas
were in Barnesville one day last
week, visitimrthe former’s sister,
Mrs. J. M. Frisendine, on Green
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hunt, of
this place, spent two days in At
lanta last week, they were accom
panied by their little daughter,
Lucia, and little niece, Miss
J. W. STAFFORD & SONS,
——M ERCHAN TS=~i:
Watch Barnesville Keep Crowing!
Mr. H. M. Tyus went up to
Hampton Sunday afternoon. Won
der what for?
Misses Ada Fisher and Fannie
Mae Ferguson spent Saturday in
The many friends of Miss Marion
Lumpkin, of Athens, who taught
school at this place last year, will
be grieved to learn of the death of
her father, Rev. W. W. Lumpkin,
which occurred on last Friday at
his home in Athens.
Mr. Alva Moore was in town
Sunday afternoon visiting ?
Mr. J. P. Williams was here
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rice were in
Barnesville Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Rowe Bloodworth, who has
been attending business college
in Macon, returned home last Fri
Elder W. T. Godard spent Sat
urday in Forsyth attending a dis
trict meeting held with the Primi
tive Baptist church at that place.
Solicitor O. H. B. Bloodworth
passed through here on Sunday
Mrs. Callie Burks, of this place,
who has been visiting relatives in
Griffin fqr sometime returned Sun
Dr. J. H. Phillips spent a while
in Griffin Saturday. “W.”
Ideal Spring Merchandise.
We are confident that the style beauty and exclusiveness of our Spring Goods will call forth your
unstinted praise. Experience has taught you to expect much of us at all times —and especially at the
beginning of anew season; and that season Spring, for then it is that fashion influence is greatest. As
sembled here is the best merchandise procurable from all parts of this country. No market is too re
mote for our buyers—neither time, distance nor expense is considered. Our ambition is to excel our
progressive merchants, ever placing before our patrons most tastefully and discriminately selected as
sortments of first-class goods at figures in keeping with the small profit policy that governs the making
of all our prices.
BARNESVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1902.
We congratulate the people of Barnesville and
community upon the re-organization of the bank and
factory. We confidently believe that the plan means
ioo cents in the dollar for every depositor, which is bet
ter than anyone hoped for three months ago. The
bank has been re-organized on a sound basis, with new
officers and directors who are determined to make it a
success. We still have confidence in mankind. We
have confidence in the new r management of the bank
and shall give it our cordial support. We also desire
to speak a good word for the new bank organized this
week with Mr. Benton, President, and Mr. McCrary,
Cashier. We have carefully investigated the character
and integrity of these two gentlemen, and find them
fully worthy of your confidence and support. They
have unlimited means and are in a position to extend to
the people every accommodation consistent with good
banking principles. Let us all pull together —put as
shoulder to the wheel, and we shall yet make Barnes
ville the best town in Georgia.
OP THE MITE SOCIETY OP THE
I have been requested by the
society to write, as I remember,
some things about the early his
tory of this organization.
I think we can safely attribute
its origin to the suggestion of
Mrs. H. H. Chandler, a Northern
woman,and member of our church,
who had lived South a good many
years. Just after the civil war
closed, she went North to visit her
friends, and when sin* returned
she told of the good work being
done by aid societies conducted by
the ladies of the churches. She,
it was, who first suggested the idea
of having such a society in con
nection with our old Sardis Bap
tist church. The idea seemed to
be favored by a few ladies, and a
meeting was appointed, to which
which all the ladies of the Baptist
church were invited. A few ladies
met at Mrs. Geo. Chestnut’s,
who was an invalid, hut was inter
ested fn any work pertaining to
her church. She lived in the
house Mr. Higgins afterwards
owned and which was burned in
the great fire of 1884. Matthew’s
Hotel now stand on that lot. I
think Mrs. Chestnut never was
able to attend a meeting away
from her own home.
The society was organized that
day, August 0, 18G7. Mrs. Esther
Curry being the oldest lady pres
ent, had thehonorof being elected
first president, Mrs. H. H. Chan
dler, first vice-president; Mrs. C.
W. Brown, first treasurer; Mrs.
C. N. Pixley, first secretary. This
society was first called the Barnes
viJle Mite Society, and met at the
homes of the different members.
At the third meeting the name
was changed to “The Baptist Mite
The Secretary was, of course,
appointed to draft By-laws and
Constitution; this being new work
to her, she called to her aid the
help of her good husband, who
ever willing to help in a good
cause, kindly consented to prepare
By-laws and Constitution, which
were read and adopted at the sec
ond meeting of this society
' J have always loved this uand
of Christian workers, and feel that
the society has been a personal
benefit, and that if I have never
done any good elsew here I have at
least done some little work for the
Master in this way. Would that
it could be said of me, “She hath
done what she could,” even in
It affords women in the church
an opportunity to work according
to their capacities, and there must
he a work for women, as the Bible
tells us they worked in the days of
old, and were engaged by the
It has been a great blessing to
What We Sell:
Cuffs, Men's Hosiery
Portieres, Lace Curtains,
Draperies, Curtain Poles.
the church in different ways, not
only in actual work, but it has
been a means of much social pleas
ure and more than this, it Imß
been a means of spiritual grow'th
and Christian love. Most of the
time since our organization the
meetings have been very well at
tended, and the members have
carried on the work with much
zeal and interest, but there have
been days of discouragement and
lukewarmness; I have heard our
beloved Mrs. Sul lie Browm say,
that sometimes when they were
meeting at the church she would
he the only one present, and after
offering a prayer to God for his
blessings upon the organization,
she would go home feeling that the
w'ork was in His hands and could
not fail. Should there come such
days of discouragement and want
of interest, I trust there will al
ways he some good sister to follow
the example of our sainted sister
It is a liye and working body
now, and I hope will so continue
as long as time shall last. I
I hope too, that its original name
will be perpetuated as long as long
as the organization shall exist.
The Baptist Mite Society or
ganized August 0, 1867, Mrs.
Esther Curry, President; Mrs.
H. H. Chandler, Vice President;
Mrs. C. M. Brown, Treasurer;
Mrs. C. N. Pixley, Secretary.
Mrs. H. H. Chandler, Mrs. Geo.
What We Sell:
Sewing Machines, Furniture,
(i roceries, Hardware,
Guano Distributors, Cotton Seed Meal,
Stafford’s Shop Shoes a Specialty
Chestnut, Mrs. Esther Curry,
Mrs. C. W. Brown, Mrs. Mollie
Burton, Mrs. Ann Barnes, Mrs.
Amy James, Mrs. Ann Jenkins,
Miss Ezra Jenkins, Mrs. Jackson,
Mrs. M. Lee, Mrs. P. F. Mat
thews, Mrs. C. M. McDowell,
Miss Lizzie Ozburn, Mrs. C. N.
Pixley, Mrs. M. E. Stafford.
Mth. Geo. Chestnut, Mrs.
Sallie Askew, Mrs. Esther Curry,
Mrs. Annie Colfier, Mrs. C. W.
Brown, Mrs. Dr. Brown, Mrs.
Eliza Coppedge, Mrs. Ann Barnes,
Mrs. Mollie Burton, Mrs. J. R.
Jenkins, M iss Ezra Jenkins, Mrs.
Arny James, Mrs. P. F. Matthews,
Mrs. Mi ley Nobles, Mrs. L. Price,
Mrs. Mitt Morris, Mrs. J. C. Mc-
Michaol, Mrs. Augusta Rose, Mrs.
May God’s richest blessings be
upon you all and upon the society
now and evermore.
Your sister in love,
C. N. Pixley.
Several of Barnesviile’s enter
prising merchants are having til
ing and asphalt luid in front of
their places of business.
The tiling and asphalt does not
only make the walk in front of
their business attractive, but
greatly adds to the appearance of
the town. Why not all the mer
chants add to the appearance of
their place of business by having
tiling or asphalt placed in front
of their stores?