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APRIL 3, m 2.
ESTILL FOR GOVERNOR.
In this issue we present a num
ber of reasons given by different
editors and citizens of Georgia
why Col. j. H. Kstill, of Savan
nah, should be nominated and
elected governor of the state of
Georgia. These reasons seem to he
sufficient to authorize all demo
crats to cast their suffrage for him
in the coming primary.
Many reasons have been assign
ed by his friends and followers,
.but the most important to our
mind, is that Col Kstill is a man
of superb business and executive
ability. He has demonstrated
from the beginning of his career
to the present moment that lie
knows how to handle affairs, and
Georgia never needed a business
nlan in the governor’s chair more
than at present. .Millions of dol
lars go from the tax payers pock
ets through the capitol during
every administration and we do
not believe there is a man in
Georgia who could and would
manage all this money more to
the advantage of the common
people’s interests. If any body
can stop the leaks and reduce
taxes Kstill is the man. If Terrell
is made governor it will be the
same old crowd of political office
holders and the same old high fax
rate, and the people, as usual,
will he paying the bills.
Col. Kstill is not a lawyer, nor
a politician, hut he is a man of
affairs, a rock ribbed democrat,
an upright citizen, and a Christian
gentleman —a man eminently qual
ified and worthy to he Governor of j
STATE PRIMARY, JUNE STH.
The state democratic Executive
Committee met in Atlanta last
Saturday and fixed Thursday June
sth. as the time for holding the
primary for nominating candi
dates for governor and state
The convention will be held on
Wednesday July L*.
It is probable that the various
county committees will now call
a primary for nominating all
county officers for the same day]
on which the state primary will
be held, namely, June sth. From
now until the primary the candi-1
dates may put in their best efforts
to be successful over their oppo
nents. It will boa campaign
that will be watched with inter
est by the people of the entire
Kentucky presents the most
novel campaign of history. A
man of good common sense, but
with little political trickery, de
sired to represent his district in
congress. He had a lovely and
accomplished daughter who was a
brilliant performer on the violin.
The father took the daughter with
him to play before and after his
speeches. The plan worked like
a charm. It is said that it will
1* next to impossible for his op
ponent to overcome the tide of
HON. H. H-'CABANISS.
Hon. H. H. Cabaniss, business
manager of the Atlanta Journal,
is candidate for mayor of the city
Of Atlanta. He is one of Geor
gia’s most honored and valuable
citizens and he lias hosts of friends
throughout the state who hope to
see the people of Atlanta do their
duty by electing him their chief
executive. For years Mr. Caban
iss has shown his devotion to the
capital city by advocating and
HON. H. H. CABANISS.
enthusiastically supporting every
public .advancement for Atlanta
and lie seems to deserve this honor
from his fellow citizens. Ho cer
tainly is exceedingly well quali
fied for the position, and he would
not only make an excellent mayor
hut the fact that he had been
elected would in itself reflect honor
upon the city, for his name is re
spected and honored throughout
t he state and country.
PAYS HIS FARE.
Kx-Prisdent Grover Cleveland
parsed through Georgia Thursday,
last for Florida, where he will
spend awhile for the benefit of
Mr. Cleveland lias thousands of
strong admirers in Georgia, and
also many, who never see anything
good in him and who never let an
opportunity pass for abusing him.
He is one of the greatest states
men of liis time and is the only
democratic president who has oe
cup'ied the White House since the
war between the states.
On this trip to Florida, Mr.
Cleveland traveled in the private
ear, the Yakima, belonging to
Hon. Daniel Lamont, who was
his secretary of war. As was his
custom when president, Mr. Cleve
land paid his fare, which means
with a private car, just 18 full reg
ular fares. He could have travel
ed then as he could travel now on
free railroad passes, but he chose
to do otherwise, which is an ex
ample worthy of imitation by
many who constantly criticise
It is generally hoped that the
ex-president’s health may be
greatly improved by his stay in
the Land of Flowers.
Cliunli Noll in'.
The second quarterly meeting
for Milner circuit will be held at
Milner Friday before the first
Sunday in April. (April 4th.) Dr.
Robins will preach Thursday
night and Friday morning, effii
cial session Friday afternoon at
•J o’clock. 1 nvitations are extend
ed to all.
A well-to-do farmer in Russell
county Kansas, has traded his ten
vear-old son and a wagon load of
corn for the 18-vear old daughter
of a neighboring farmer, equally
well-to-do, and the transaction
was made a matter of record in
the county clerk's office. The
reason for the trade was that in
the family of which the boy was
a member there were no girls,
while the father of the transferred
girl had no boys.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Di|apt< what you eat..
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURr?-?Y, APRIL 3, ,1902.
GEORGIA DOCTORS OPPOSE
CARE OF DRUNKARDS.
This discussion of a state ineb
j riate aslyum is a generation or two
ahead of time. This state is not
! yet caring for half its insane,
hardly any of its epileptics, but
very few of its idiots, perhaps none
lof its imbeciles, and not one of
its physically helpless paupers.
And yet, a few misinformed and
misguided people would have the
public taxed to support in idle
ness and luxury the drunkards
while they are renovated after de
bauches, getting ready to be turn
loose again on a confiding public.
For everyone who has ever had
any constitutional experience
knows that the inebriate is by far
the hardest semi-responsible indi
vidual to hold under restraint.
Habeas corpus proceedings al
ways come with soberness.
Massachuetts is the only state
that has seriously attempted such
an asylum and finds that it costs
nearly seven dollars a week per
capita to maintain it; and rarely
ever regularly convicted and com
mitted dipsomaniacs are held six
months; they are then returned
renovated mentally and physically
to society, been warmed back to
life in the state’s charitable bosom
are now ready to begin anew their
depradationson the decency of the
Georgia has only fairly begun
to dig in the peat bogs of absolute
ly necessary charity; has turned
but few furrows in the broad fur
tile (bids of practical benefaction
and as far, very far from ready to
lose herself in the jungle of the
purely ornamental socialistic ven
It passes me how any right
thinking citizen would will to take
the school money—their only hope
of worldly advancement —from
the drunkard’s little pitiful, worse
than orphans in order to maintain
a warm, cozy, comfortable asylum
for the brutal fathers. What
thought could be more cruel
If there is yet hope for the
drunkard let him work and sweat
himself sober in prison or on the
public roads —the state pay his
family an allowance for him. It
he be beyond redemption and is
unable to work send him to the
state asylum at Millodgeyille.
That is already much over-crowd
ed, but it, does not matter for the
state will very soon have to build
anew hospital for the acute and
The state ought. rather than
build an inebriate asylum, add to
its normal, industrial and techni
cal schools for its feeble-minded;
plant a colony for its epileptics
increase the work on the roads.
At least fifty years of necessary
and practical charity before reach
ing the ornamental.
Better restrict the sale of liquor
than encourage its consumption
by providing a comfortable re
treat for its devotes.
Give a law of compulsory divorce
against the dipsomaniac, thus
producing fewer drunkards’ child
E. J. Spratling, M. D.
The Country Boy.
The. Louisville Courier-Journal
has these kind words for the
country boy: “With moral,
physical, and intellectual equip
ment, the country boy begins life
in anew home with all the ad
vantages that come to certain
plants that never thrive until
transplanted. The country boy
knows how these plants begin to
grow and flourish as soon as they
are drawn from the beds where
they have been sprouted. In
their new situation they take root
and grow with a vigor t hat prob
ably never would have come had
they remained in the place where
the seed were sown. The dis
tinguished man who once said he
never passed a barefoot bov with
out feeling like taking off his hat
to him, so great were the possi
bilities under that shock head of
hair, spoke only what it needs no
learning to know. It is the
country boy, barefooted, sun
burned and freckled, who is the
rose and expectancy of the na
( JOHN T. MIDDLEBROOKS
TIT Handles Only the Best!
THE HIGHEST PRICES
for things you have to sell!
I want your
and will give you the very
best prices possible^-^^
I have recently added to my stock of Groceries
a full line of FARMERS’ SUPPLIES, such as are
necessary for every farmer to have. I also have a
complete line of Crockery and tin ware.
I don’t give trading stamps, but give you the
amount off on the prices.
Don’t forget the place, 1 am not on the corner
any longer, but am still “in the ring” when it
comes to competition; and can knock most of the
rest of them out.
John T. Middlebrooks.
j. C. SAWTEIA IN GRIFFIN CALL.
Col. J. H. Estill, of Savannah,
editor and proprietor of the Sa
vannah Morning News is squarely
in the race for Governor, and it is
said he will be the South Georgia
Col. Estill has a strong follow
ing in South Georgia, and that
section of the state will be solidly
for him. A number of the politi
cians in Chatham who have op
posed Col. Estill in local matters
for years, say that they would not
only vote for him, but would en
ter actively into the campaign in
his behalf for Governor. Col.
Estell is one of the best known
newspaper men in the state aud a
man who has so successfully run
a large daily paper for so many
years can certainly be a credit to
a state as its chief executive.
MERITS OF WIRE FENCING.
Itn Economy, Dnrabilaty and Con
venience Increase its Sale in
Tn nothing is the energy and
enterprise of the South shown
more than in the rapidity with
which it is adopting woven wire
fencing, for enclosing large plan
| tations or small gardens. The
American Field and Hog Fence is
| being sold in great quanat.ities
throughout the South and reports
from all sections indicated that
the result exceed the expectations
arousd by the hearty recommen
dations of this fence by farmers
of the North and ranch owners of
Some of the features Which
make this fence peculiarly adapted
to the needs of planters are its
'economy, its great durability, the
I ease and rapidity with which it
can be erected, and complete
protection it affords to stock and
crops. Such a fence would not be
possible excepting for the low
price prevailing for steel products
and the fact that it is manufac
tured in enormous quantities to
supply the demand coming from
all parts of the country. It is
j constructed of the best Bessemer
steel, heavily galvanized aud in
the quantity and quality of gal
vanizing and in the methods of
weaving the fence there has been
a great improvement.
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Dr. Hob!* Svwiraror. PUlscnro all kidney tils. Bam.
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FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
Editor News-Gazette: —Please an
nounce to the white people of Pike
county that I am a candidate for Rep
resentative and that I will submit my
candidacy to the White primary to be
called by the Democratic Executive
Committee of the county, and will
abide the nomination.
A. A. Mukphey.
For Tax Receiver.
I hereby announce as a candidate for
the office of Tax Receiver, of Pike
county, subject to the action of the
Democratic party. I will greatly ap
preciate the votes of the people and
promise the most faithful discharge of
all duties, if nominated and elected.
R. Y. Beckham.
For Tax Receiver.
I am a candidate for tax receiver of
Pike county, subject to the democratic
primary. If you don’t know me ask
your neighbor, he does.
G. A. Simmons
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for re-election for sheriff of
Pike county, subject to the action of
the Democratic party. I am very grate
ful to the good people of Pike for their
past support, and if re-elected will be
as faithful in the performance of my
duties as in the past.
J. H. Milner.
For Tax Collector.
With assurance of my appreciation
of the support given me in the past, I
now announce myself a candidate for
re-election to the office of Tax Collec
tor, subject to the Democratic primary.
I most earnestly solicit the support of
every voter in the approaching primary.
Jxo. T. Hr nt.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
With men who fall in love it is
an incident; with those who do
not an accident.
Some married couples are so
old-fogy it takes them months to
have a falling out.
It seems to cost just as much to
cover up a thin woman with clothes
as a big fat one.
It is the woman who sets out to
elevate the stage that gets tangled
up iu the most divorce eases.
There are mighty few people in
the world who don’t believe their
social position is fixed by the
number of servants they hire and
the number of spare bed-rooms
they call guest chambers. —New
THE LOWEST PRICES
on things you have to buy!
I always carry a full line
of Staple and Fancy GRO
CERIES, and have them
marked down to the very
lowest notch and can make
it to your interest to try
A Compositions on Hens.
A composition by a California
boy reads as follows:
•‘Hens is curious animals. They
don’t have no nose, nor teeth nor
oo ears. The outside of hens is
put in pillers and feather dusters.
The inside of a hen is sometimes
filled up with marbels and shirt
buttons and sich. A hen is much
smaller than a good many other
animals, but they’ll dig up more
tomato plants than anything that
ain’t a hen.
“Hens is very useful to lay eggs
for plum pudding. I like plum
pudding. Skinny Bates eat so
much plum pudding once that it
set him into the collery.
“Hens has got wings and can
fly when they are scart. I cub
my Uncle William’s hen’s neck
off with a hatchet and it scart her
“Hens sometimes make very
fine spring chickens.”
The worries of a weak and sick
mother are only begun with the
birth, of a child. By day her
work is constantlv interrupted and
at night her rest is broken by the
wailing of the peevish, punny
infant. Dr. Pierce’s Favorite
Prescription makes weak women
strong and sick well. It lightens
all the burdens of maternity, giv
ing to mothers strenght and vigor
which they impart to their child
ren. In over thirty years of prac
tice Dr. Pierce and his associate
staff of nearly a score of physicians
have treated and cured more than
half a million suffering women.
Sick women are invited to consult
Dr. Pierce by letter free of charge.
All correspondence is strictly pri
vate. Address Dr. R. Y. Pierce,
Invalids’ Hotel and Surgical In
stitute, Buffalo, N. Y.
WHAT MR. R. L. HARTSEIX SAYS IN
The people are not treating the
announcement of Col. J. H. Estill,
editor of the Savannah Morning
News, for governor slightly, and
they should not. A man who can
run a newspaper as successfully as
Col. Estill can safely steer the old
ship of state. If the newspapers
throughout the state rally to his
support, he’ll give the other can
didates some trouble.