BARNESVILLE MERCANTILE CO.
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS!
We have just gotten quartered in our new store, in the Mitchell building, where we will be glad to serve
all of our old friends and customers, as well as everybody that comes to Barnesville. It has always been
our policy to make customers and keep them, and in our new store, with the best selected stock between
Atlanta and Macon, we propose to keep growing and help Barnesville to grow. To undertake to enumerate our
line of seasonable attractions, would be superfluous, for the trading people know that we keep everything, but
we wish to mention particularly our line of WASH GOODS in every style, Laces, Embroideries, Appliques, Rib=
Shoes and Slippers.
We are exclusive agents here for the celebrated L. M. REYNOLDS 1 men’s shoes, and show Godings ladies and Misses*
shoes and slippers. These goods are high class, and can only be had of us.
Don’t forget the place, and come to see us at our new store.
Barnesville Mercantile Cos.
Barnesville, Ga., April Ist, 1902.
A PLEA FOR
(Written for the Nkws-Gazktto.)
It does not matter much to a
hoy whether he is good-looking or
the reverse. He is not obliged to
wait for somebody to ask him
to dance, and his matrimonial
prospects don’t appear to suffer
any serious discount from personal
shortages that would send a girl’s
stock away down below par, or
even put her out of the market
altogether. One never sees a man
so hideous or repulsive but that
some woman is ready to marry
him if he will only ask her; but
men are less philanthropic, and
so the ugly girls are left to run
to waste as unappreciated bless
The “handsome is as the hand
some does” theory won’t hold at
all after we get out of the nursery,
and a little experience soon con
vinces us that it is a fraud and a
delusion, like that other domestic
fiction about the drumstick being
the choicest part of the fowl, with
which our elders used to impose
upon our unsuspecting simplicity.
We ugly girls never get any nice
drives, nor any free seats at the
opera: and as for ice-cream and
French candy, no matter how
handsomely we deport ourselves,
we shouldn’t know the taste of
either if we waited to have it be
stowed upon us. Indeed, the
expensiveness of being an ugly
girl is one of the worst things
about it. There are m perquisites.
We get none of the plums out of
life’s pudding, for under present
conditions men do all the carving,
and, as one of them says, “All
the fine things we think and sav
about women apply to those only
who are tolerably good-looking or
Now suppose the same rule ap
plied to men, and that only the
good-looking ones could hope to !
attain wealth and distinction:
suppose for instance, that the
famous wart on Oliver Cromwell’s
nose had been sufficient to con
demn him to obscurity, as it inev
itably would have done if he had
been a woman; suppose Grover
Cleveland’s too ample girth of
waist had kept him out of the
White House, as it certainly would
have kept Mrs. Cleveland out had
she been the unlucky posessor of
that inconvenient superfluity; or
suppose David B. Hill’s bald pate
hud rendered him ineligible to the
office of Governor of New York,
as 1 have not the shadow of a
doubt that a bald head would ren
der any woman in America ineligi
ble to the office of Governor’s
wife; suppose, in fact, that a bald
head was sufficiet to blast any
man’s prospects in life, as effect
ually as it would any womans; I
think most of the middle-aged
men, at least, into whose hands
this paper may fall, will admit
that that would be a little hard.
Yet this is the law under which
women have lived since the begin
ning of time, and it doesn’t give
the ugly girls a fair chance.
If it were possible for a man to
be so hideous that a woman would
not marry him (which, of course,
it isn’t), there are still dozens of
careers open to him in which a
red nose or an apoplectic chin
needn’t stand in his way; but the
ugly girl has no such resources.
No matter how clever and amia
ble we may be (and some of us are
really very adorable creatures, al
though you might not think so,
to look at us,) we cannot do any
thing but stand aside and see all
the big matrimonial plums fall
into the hands of their fairer sis
ters, while only the sour and
wormy ones are left for us. and
few of them.
Not only are we debarred forever
from the glorious privilege of be
coming known to fame as the
spouse of someone of the army
of statemen,, whose genius is
making American legislation the
wonder of the world, but we can
not even hope to deserve an eight
dollar pension from' our country
bv becoming somebody’s widow,
which seems to be about the only
service which can entitle woman
to the gratitude of her country.
In short, the ugly girl seems to
have no right which society is
bound to respect.
Now we Ugly girls think all this
very unfair. We don’t ask the
men to marry us, nor. hope to
THE BABNEBVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1302.
earn our country’s gratitude by
becoming widows, but let some
modest standard, which one can
hope to attain, be recognized. At
alf events, give us a respectable
career of some sort.
We have been allowed a few
gleam ings from the Tree of
Knowledge, but the Tree of Life
still stands in the midst of the
garden with its fruit forbidden.
An Ugly Girl.
Boom the /p f ha Kind You Have Always Bought
This week you will find us at
Mr. J. C. Collier’s new store. We
are very grateful to you for your
patronage, and we hope you will
continue to help in a good cause.
Saturday, from 12 m. to 2 p. m.,
at the Mitchell Building, we will
serve oyster stews and coffee at
55 cents. Lunches, 25 cents.
Is within the reach of almost every
woman. The weakness, nervousness
and irritability from which so many
women suffer is in general due to dis
ease of the delicate womanly organism.
When the disease is cured the general
health is re-established.
Doctor Pierce’s Favorite Prescription
makes weak women strong and sick
women well. It promotes regularity,
dries disagreeable and enfeebling drains,
heals inflammation and ulceration and
cures female weakness. When these
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nervousness and weakness are cured also.
"I was very weak and nervous wntri I com
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year ago," writes Mrs. M. K Everetts, of 89
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seemed to make me feel much worse. My
stomach was so had (so my doctor told met and
rav nerves were in such a state that I would
start at the least noise. I felt irritable at all
times ; was not able to do anvof my own house
work ; had to keep help all the time. How I
suffered God and myself alone know. I was
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I can highly recommend these medicines to all
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Adviser, in paper covers, is sent free on
receipt of 21 one-eent stamps to pay
expense of mailing only. Aadress Dr.
R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Mr. Sam Fisher, of near Orchard
Hill, visited relatives and friends
in this section Saturday night and
Mr. W. W. Brannan visited rel
atives in Griffin Monday last.
Messrs. Dennis Cauthen and
Otis Perkins was the guest of Miss
Nora Shockley Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J. S. Williams and “Pan
sy” visited relatives in Barnesville
Mr. J. H. Trice and family
spent Sunday with Mrs. H. J.
Messrs. John Buffington and
Erlon Evans was the guest of
“Pansy” Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Frank Sims and wife of
Milner, attended Easter services
here Sunday afternoon.
J. B. Trice visited relatives here
Messrs. J. H. Williams and
D. B. Mills, of Barnesville, spent
Monday night here.
Our Sunday School celebrated
the Easter tide with floral deco
rations, carols and recitations.
The programme was as follows:
Song—“ Jesus of Galilee.”
Recitation—Amlie Waller, Dol
lie Williams, Benie Lee Hall.
Recitation Ludie Williams,
Meek Cannafax, Mattie Williams.
Recitation —Lily Walker, Nellie
Song—“ Joy Bells.”
Recitation —Luella Vaughn, Lu
Song—“Go Banish the Night.”
On Easter Address by Mr.
BETTER THAN PILES.
The question lias been asked, “in
what way are Chamberlain’s Stomach
A Liver Tablets superior to pills? Our
answer is: They are easier and more
pleasant to take, more mild and gentle
in effect and more reliable as they can
always be dependend upon. Then they
cleanse and invigorate the stomach
and leave the bowels in a natural con
dition, while pills are more harsh in
effect and their use is often followed
by constipation. For sale by
Jno. H. Blackburn.
At the home of Mr. W. H. Gog
gins,near Goggansville,last Thurs
day afternoon, Mr. Edgar Johnson
and M iss Arlie Sutton were united
in marriage, the ceremony being
performed by Square Goggins.
Mr. Johnson is a prosperous
young farmer of that vicinity, and
has a number of friends in that
section. Miss Sutton, who for
merly resided in Barnesville, and
while living here, made a large
circle of friends, is quite popular
in this city.
Their Barnesville friends, with
their friends and acquaintances at
Goggansville, wish them much
success in the future.
SAVED MANY A TIME.
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if it is spring. Such cases often result
seriously at this season just because
people are careless. A dose of One
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danger. Absolutely safe. Acts at once.
Sure cure for coughs, colds, croup, grip,
bronchitis, and other throat and lung
troubles. “I have used One Minute
Cough Cure several years,” says Post
master C. O. Dawson, Barr, 111. “It is
the very best cough medicine on the
market. It has saved me many a se
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ite. ,Jxo. H. Blackburn,
Will Remain Until April loth.
Mr. Morris Jacobs is still slaugh
tering the prices on his goods. He
expected to go to Atlanta to do
business April 1, but he could not
get his house in Atlanta for busi
ness until April 10, and thus he
will be here until that time. He
is selling goods at almost any
price to dispose of them. Read
his advertisement in this paper
and go to see him at once.
Barnesville regrets to see Mr.
Jacobs leave, but as he is going,
the people here will wish him
every success in his new field.
SHOT IN HIS LEFT LEG.
For all kinds of sores, burns, bruises,
or other wounds DeWitt’s AVitch Hazel
Salve is a sure cure. Skin diseases
yield to it at once. Never fails in cases
of piles. Cooling and healing. None
genuine but DeWitt’s. Beware of
counterfeits. “I suffered for many
years from a sore caused by a gun shot
wound in my left leg,” says A. S. Ful
ler, English, Ind. “It would not heal
and gave me much trouble. I used all
kinds of remedies to no purpose until I
tried DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Salve. A
few boxes completely cured me.”
Jno. H. Blackburn,
L. Holmes, Barnesville, Ga.
A meeting of the De
Committee of Pike
county is called to
meet at the court
house in Zebuion Tues
day April Bth. at 12
o’clock to fix date for a
primary and formulate
rules to govern same.
By order of
Frank M. Stafford,
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two years since the City Dispensary
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ness. I have persuaded many to try
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result.” For sale by
Jxo. H. Blackburn.
COL. ESTILL FOR GOVERNOR.
Sparta Ishmaelite: It is gen
erally conceded that South Geor
gia should name the next Gov
ernor. Since Hon. F. G. dußig
non has retired on account of his
health, several gentlemen have
been named for this high office.
Among them is the name of Col.
John H. Estill, of Savannah.
Probably no man is more deserv
ing of political honor and reward,
than this distinguished gentle
man. For thirty-five years he
has been an important factor in
the progress of his city and state,
and, in season and out
of season, he has stood
by his party and fought for the
South and her best intesests. His
great executive ability has won
him fortune, and he has fought
life’s battle s from the bottom up;
and South Georgia could do no
better than to make him its can
didate, and Georgia would be
proud of such a man for Governor.
Every mother that has a child has a
jewel more precious to her and worth
more than the King of England’s en
tire collection of diamonds, etc. Pity
the little one that is rapidly losing its
health because its mother does not
know it has worms, and that a 25 cent
bottle of Mother’s Worm Syrup will