lie Twentieth Centnry Country Weekly.
Published Every Thursday by
The News Publishing Company,
SUBSCRIPTION *1 PER YEAR PAY
ABLE IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the Pont Office at Barnesville,
Oa., an second class mail matter.
APRIL 3, 1902.
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA.
The News-Gazette is before
you and you may pass judgement
upon it. These twenty pages
show that the paper is equipped
for any emergency and while this
edition is gotten out largely on
the “spur of the moment,” it
shows what could have been done
with Borne special effort and a lit
tle time. It means also that
Barneaville is one of the livewt
little cities in Georgia. Our mer
chants gre prepared for all the
business of the entire surround
ing country. They invite the
patronage of the people, for cash
and for time. It. certainly is a
showing of which the little city
should bo proud. As will he seen
from this issue also, Barneaville is
to have the very best banking
facilities. Two good, strong hanks
are already open and it is practi
cally certain that a third hank
will open here within the next
We confidently believe that all
this means that Barnesville lias
entered upon anew era of great
THE REORGANIZATION PLAN
The Newh-Garettk takes this
occasion to congratulate all par
ties conocrned, the depositors of
the Barnesville Savings Bank, the
creditors and stockholders of the
bank and the factory properties,
and the business men and people
generally of the city and section,
over the success of the reorganiza
tion plan, which has already taken
the bank out of the court and
which will shortly take the two
factories out ef court and put
them in operation.
Ae remarkable as it may seem,
and as unparalleled ns it in fact
is, the plan provides, and practi
cally guarantees beyond the shad
ow of a doubt, that every deposi
tor ajul every creditor, is to re
ceive in settlement of his claim
one hundred cents on every dollar.
We do not in the slightest de
gree condone any wrong doing or
in any ihanner relieve any one of
the mistakes made which brought
on all this trouble, yet it is a fact
that in the settlement which was
made and accepted the officials of
the bank and the factory seem to
have done all that any set of peo
ple, under any circumstances,
could undertake to do. It is one
case in a thousand where such a
result has been obtained.
If the properties had gone on
through the courts and the funds
thereof been distributed, through
that chattel, the people who will
now get the money, would have
hardly got a taste of it—it would
have all been eaten up in fees and
We feel, therefore, that we can,
in all sincerity, congratulate the
people on the settlement which
has been made.
Betti the yjThe Kind You Han Always Bought
MR. CHARLES O. SUMMERS,
President of the reorganized Barnesville Havings Bank. The name of the bank will be changed
to The People’s Bank of Barnesville. Mr. Hummers has been manager of the Summers
Buggy Cos, since its incorporation, and the great success of this company proves his superb
business ability He is going to exert every influence possible to make the business of the
liHnk just.whatit ought to be and he will he a strong factor in the commercial circles of
this part of the state.
T. W. DUMAS
IT IS BELIEVED HE WAS .MEN
TALLY UNBALANCED AT TIME
or COMMITTING lEKI>.
Milner, Ga., March 111.—Mr.
T. W. Dumas, a well known citi
zen of tins county committed sui
cide Sunday at his home near
Liberty Hill, about five miles east
Mr. Dumas left his home about
4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. His
wife thought he was going to his
1 his son's home, some two or three
I miles distant. When he failed to
i return at night she became un
easy, but supposing he was at. his
son’s did not begin any search till
this morning. The result of the
search was fliat Mr. Dumas’ body
was found a few hundred yards
from his house in a pine orchard
hanging to a limb. His feet was
on the ground.
His action seemed to have been
very deliberate, although he was
doubt less temporarily insane, as it
is known he has been suffering
with his head occasionally for
some time. He was quite deaf,
this atlliction being brought about
by bis service in the confederate
The community sympathizes
with his family very deeply. His
family is a most excellent one.
He leaves a widow and several
MR. L. O. BENTON,
President of the Bank of Barnesville. Mr. Benton is a merchant and banker
of Mouticello, Ga., and is one of the strongest business men in the state.
He belongs to one of the wealthiest families of Jasper county and has been
very successful in all his business undertakings. He has an almost unlim
ited financial backing.
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1902.
The Pitts-Gray Cos.
This new but well known and
reliable company is ready for the
spring trade and they announce
the fact in a handsome half page
advertisement in this paper today.
Their stock is all new and you
cannot make a mistake when you
get anything from them. The firm
is composed of Mr. J. L. Pitts, a
very substantial and pleasant
gentleman, recently removed to
Barnesville from Newton county,
and Mr. H. H. Gray. These gen
tlemen are assisted in their large
business with a number of accom
plished sales people, namely
M essrs. W. J. Williamson, Shi
Gray, Henry Miller and Miss Ida
All of these people always ex
tend a warm welcome to the
patrons and your wants will have
the politest attention from all of
We commend this firm to the
Milner Announces lor He-electlon.
Sheriff J. 11. Milner announces
in to-days paper for re-election
to the offiice of sheriff of Pike
county. He has served the peo
ple in this capacity before and
they know that he has made a
good and efficient officer and
during his term of office has made
many strong friends who will sup
port him in the coming cam
paign. He is thoroughly familiar
with the duties of the office and
if elected will make an excellent
officer. He is also a clever gen
tleman and a strong democrat.
BANK OF .
ORGANIZED MONDAY EVENING
AND NOW DOING
The stockholders of the Bank of
Barnesville met Monday evening
and elected the following board of
directors: L. 0. Benton, J. A.
McCrary, W. B. Smith, A. P.
Kemp. Otis A. Murphy, W. H.
Mitchell and F. M. Stafford.
These directors immediately met
and elected the following officers:
President, L. 0. Benton; Vice-
President. W. B. Smith; Cashier,
J. A. McCrary.
This hank began business yes
! terday morning in the office for
merly occupied by the New South
Savings Bank. It has a paid in
! capital of $25,000, and begins
operations under the most favora
ble auspices. The board of di
rectors is composed of the best
j business men of Barnesville, and
| any business given the bank will
have the best possible attention
iin every way. It is proposed to
! guarantee ample accommodation
j to all its customers.
The present quarters will be
overhauled and renovated in a
short time. The bank’s books
will arrive in a day or two, and no
doubt in a few days it will be run
ning smoothly. The officials will
be glad to have the people call to
see them and confer with them
about their banking business.
OF MR. POWELL
FORMERLY a merchant of this
PLACE—PASSES AWAY IN;
BELLEVUE YESTEII PAY,
Mr John Powell died of apop
lexy very suddenly yesterday after
noon at 5 o’clock at the residence
of his nephew, Mr. R. F. Smith,
Mr. Powell arose early yesterday
morning and was apparently in
good health. He came to the city
about 10 o’clock and spent an hour
or so shaking hands with his num
erous friends. He returned home
ate a hearty dinner, but soon
afterwards complained of feeling
ill. He went upstairs and began
smoking a cigar, when he grew
worse. Mrs. Smith called at his
room to see if she could do any
thing for him. Mr. Powell talked
as if he thought he would be bet
ter in a few minutes, so Mrs.
Smith left him. A few minutes
later she heard a noise in Mr.
Powell’s room and when she enter
ed he was found in a dying condi
Physicians were summoned, but
he passed away before their arriv
Mr. Powell was a Mason in good
standing, and he will likely be
buried this afternoon with Mason
Mr. Powell came to Macon abou£
two years ago from Barnesville at
which place he conducted a mer
cantile business for a number of
years. He was about 55 years of
age and leaves one daughter and
one son. —Macon Telegraph.
Mr. John Powell was well
known here as he made Barnes
ville his home several years. Mr.
Powell left here several years ago
and since resided in Macon. He
is the brother of Mr. H. P. Pow
ell of this city and the late R. J.
Powell. His many friends here
regret very much to learn of his
A Handsome Store Room.
The Barnesville Mercantile Cos.
makes their bow to the trade to
day from the new store in the
Mitchell building. They carry a
splendid line of goods and people
who trade with them may expect
the best of treatment in every par
This is one of the best firms in
Barnesville and it members are i
anxious for an opportunity to
show how glad they will be to wait
on you. Mrs. P. H. Maddux, the
senior member of the firm, and 1., j
A. Collier and Leon Porche extend i
the public a cordial invitation to j
call to see them in their new quar- 1
See to if
♦ you get PEARL-
Z, when you buy
it. Grocers have
pay more profit.
these are sent
or because "out
of Pear line.”
. You’ll be told, probably, " just
1 as good—Just the same thing.”
I This is not so. Prove it for
I yourself. PEAR.LLNE the
I best washing-powder, the
L Most Economical
Blackburn’s Drug Store.
are sold only for CASH
I give Green Trading Stamps.
Dry Goods, Notions,
A. L. Mills.
riur trade is much better than we once could reasonaby
” expect, and we can only account for it in this way,
and that is: We keep our stock fresh and nice—always add
ing the nicest styles in every thing as fast as they come out;
selling the best goods we can buy, for the least money. You
can compare prices as much as you wish, but when you take
quality and style Into consideration, you will readily see that
we fear no competition.
We are showing some exceptionally good values in
Skirt and Waiste Fabrics* also percals, Madras,
white Lawns, Dimities, Piques, Cotton Fulards, Embroideries,
Laces, and Silks at very low prices.
Shoes and Slippers,
It’s our business to know about
SHOES and SLIPPERS and to see that
you get rare quality when' you get
WATCH THE LEATHERS*
and the way it is put together. AVe
aim to have Shoes we can recommend
—Shoes you will like to wear. Nothing
better than the REGINA Shoes for
Ladies and Children Our FOOT
GLOVE Shoes for men is the best $3.50
Shoe on the market.
In order to prove what we say, we in
vite you to call around and see for your
A. L. Mills.
—OF ALL KINDS—O
Wright’s Drug Store.
The Best That Grows.
For Over Sixty Years.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
has been used for over sixty years
by millions of mothers for their
children while teething with per
fect success. It soothes the child,
softens the gums, allays all pain,
cures wind colic and is the best
remedy for Diarrhoea. It will
relieve the poor little sufferer
immediately. Sold by Druggists
in every part of the world at 25
cents a bottle. Be sure and ask
for Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing
Syrup, and take no other kind.
FOR SALE—6O bushels of Berry's
Early big boll cotton seed. Pure at
$2,00 per bushel. For particulars
address bOx No. 175, Barnesville,
or box No. 22, Milner. 4t
Millinery, Laces, ,
This season promises to be one of
the biggest season with us in MILI
NERY that we have ever had. Our
work room is already crowded a week
ahead with orders.
We are showing exclusive styles
that you will not find anywhere else.
We are the largest dealers in Millinery
Goods in Barnesville.
Miss Cook, our Milliner, is an art
ist in the Millinery business and no
doubt she can please you. Come to
headquarters for your Millinery.
A Beautiful Store.
Ihe new store just completed
by the J. C. Collier Cos. on east
side of Main street, makes one of
the most beautiful stores, any
where. This store will be uspd for
the clothing and gent’s furnishings
department of this enterprising
company, and is very conveni
ently arranged in every way. The
tiling pavement and the hand
some plate glasss how windows in
front make it a very attractive
store. There is an office in the
rear end, where the bookkeeping
and office work of the firm will be
done. This new store is a valua
ble addition to the business houses
of Barnesville, and is another evi
dence that the J. C. Collier Cos. is
one of the liveliest firms in the Ga.