much regret that I
Jaw am making the
ment; in fact, the rapid ap=
proach of the time for leaving brings
over me nothing but feelings of the
greatest sorrow. Still, business is
business, and it must be done. Before
going, however, I have decided to
give the people one more chance to
supply themselves with goods in my
line at prices that are not to be equall=
ed in many years to come. I prefer
doing this to moving the goods.
Here is what the “PRUNING
KNIFE” has done:
MEN’S AND BOYS’
Suits that were $5.00, now 83.25
Suits that were $7. 50, n0w.... 4.20
Suits that,were SH.SO, now 5.35
Suits that were SIO.OO, now . 7.10
Suits that were $ 12.50 to $ 15, now 8.85
Bants that were 75<*, now 36c
I’ants that were SI.OO, now 65c
Pants that were $1.50, now... 98c
Pants that were $2.00, now $1.15
Pants that were $3.00, now. 1.95
Pants that were $3.50, now . . 2.24
I’ants that we.e $5.00, now 3.46
Overalls that were 05 to 75t* at 40c
Yours truly and for your own interest,
Forsyth Guano Factory.
The Virgiuia-Carolina Chemical
Comjmny are manufacturing High
Grade Fertilizers at their Guano
Factory and Oii Mill at Forsyth
this season. The factory is under
the management of Messrs. Pres
ton Maynard and Robert Reid of
Forsyth. They give the mixing
of these goods their personal at
tention. They use nothing but
high grade chemicals in the man
ufacture of the goods. The am
monia in these goods is derived
from cotton seed meal and sul
phate of ammonia. The hotash is
derived from imported Muriate of
Potash. The available Phospho
ric Acid is derived from none
Phosphate. They do not use Ger
man Kainit or a tiller of any kind.
They are making the best manipu
lated goods I ever sold, perfectly
dry and free from lumps.
1 am sloping car loads of these
goods to many towns in Middle
Georgia every day. The farmers
appreciate these goods from the
fact that they can be distributed
through Gantt distributors, which
are now used extensively all over
Georgia, much more easily and
evenly than any blood or tankage
goods can be. I feel that every
business man in Forsyth ns well
as ('very farmer in Monroe county
ought to appreciate the etforts of
the Chemical Company in making
as high a grade fertilizer at their
srccKssok TO j. w . HIGHTOWER
Agricultural, Mechanical and Buiders'
Hardware, Farm Equipments, Water
Supplies, Guns, Cutlery, Silverwares,
Lisk’s non-rustible Tinware, China and
Glassware, Decorative Bric-a - Brae,
Crockery and Queensware, wooden ware,
Stoves, Holloware, Paints, Oils, Brushes
Agt for Derring's Binder, Mower Si Rake
Dry Goods and Notions
Not Many Left—
At Your Own Price
SAME AS ABOVE.
About $2,000.00 left of them.
All at less than manufactur
factory in Forsyth ns they make at
any other factory owned by them.
The work at this factory gives em
ployment to a large number of
people. J hope at an early date
that the Chemical Company will
enlarge their plant at Forsyth by
adding an acid chamber and mak
ing acid phosphate* as well as all
other grades of fertilizers. This
would give employment to hun
dreds of people and help the town
Call at Preston Maynard’s hnnk
and Watts & Alexander’s ware
house, see samples and get prices
of these goods before buying else
Wo sell in addition to the goods
made at our factory at Forsyth,
Animal Bone Fertilizer, Blood
Guano, Blood and Bone Guano,
and Blood and Tankage Guano
manufactured at Macon, Atlanta,
and Newnan Georgia. We also
sell Nitrate of Soda for top dress
ing on wheat and oats.
The farmers of Pike will find
these goods at the warehouse of J.
L. Hunt, Barnesville and those of
Spalding will find them with Grif
fin it Mitchell, Griffin, and with
M. F. Swint, Orchard Hill, J. H.
Reeves, The Rock, Reeves it Louis
at Delrey, Ga.
D. J. Pkoctkr, Agent.
Yirginia-Carolina Chemical Cos.
Forsyth, Ga., March 20th, 1902.
THE BARNESVILLE NEWSj-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, APRIL 3,1902.
p °R THE LITTLE ONES.
How Little Bel Got the Spool of Silk
and the Banana.
One morning little Bel was sent
by her mamma to the “button
store” to match a spool of silk. She
had often been trusted on such er
rands, though only four years old,
and very proud she used to feel as
flic trudged along, “helping mam
“Be sure and get just that shade
of blue and come right back, little
daughter,” said mamma as she kiss
ed her goodby.
“Yes, ma'am,” was the sturdy an
Now, on the wav to the button
store there was a fruit stand, and
Bel often used to look at it with
longing eyes. This morning she
saw something she had not seen for
a long time —great, beautiful red
bananas. If Bel liked anything in
the world, it was a banana. She
wondered how much they would
cost. Then she thought she would
ask. “Five cents.” Why, she had
just 5 cents in her fat fingers that
very minute! Before you could
think she hadn’t 5 cents at all, hut
had the banana instead.
l)o you think she went right
home? Not she. She marched
straight to the button store and,
standing on tiptoe, readied her
sample above the counter, saying:
“My mother wants a spool of silk
The lady smiled down at the
mite, matched the silk carefully and
handed it to her.
“Bank you,” said Bel. She never
forgets her manners.
“But, little girl,” called the lady,
“didn’t your mamma send any mon
ey for the silk?”
“Yes’m, hut I buyed a banana.”
And before the lady could stop
laughing she was on the street, hur
rying home.—Doll’s Dressmaker.
Story of the Letter “1.”
The small letter “i” was former
ly written without the dot over it.
The dot was introduced in the four
teenth century to distinguish “i”
from “e” in hasty and indistinct
writing. The letter “i” was also
originally used where the “j” is now
employed, the distinction between
the two having been introduced by
the Dutch writers in" comparative
modern times. The “j” was orig
inally dotted because the “i,” from
which it is derived, was written with
a dot over it.—New York World.
A Set of Pigs.
Little Howard, being asked if he
did not want to accompany his, fa
ther to a neighboring farm, seemed
to bo doubtful about it.
“You’d better come along,” said
his father. “They have a lot of lit
“Ulj, that’s nothing,” said How
ard. “Cogswell’s folks has a set of
Lions For Playmates.
One would hardly think that a lit
tle child would venture to play with
young lions, yet there is a child in
Turin, Italy, who plays with them
as fearlessly as another child does
with a favorite clog. This child is
Ettorc Cesa, and he is the youngest
son of a prominent business man.
It happened that two lions were
born last December in Turin, and
ETTOKK AND HIS PETS.
when they were about ten days
old Signor Cesa, who is a skill
ed photographer, obtained permis
sion to take a picture of them.
Little Ettore went with him and
seemed so much interested in the
animals that his father decided to
take the photograph which accom
panies this story. The child showed
no fear, and since that day he has
frequently had fun with his two
pets, and not a scratch have they
That’s the War.
Just a little every day.
That’s the way!
Seedq In darkness swell and grow;
Tiny blades push through the'snot*.
Never any flower of May
Leaps to blossom :n a burst
Slowly—slowly at the first;
That’s the wav!
Just a little every day.
Just a little every day.
That’s the way!
Children learitto read and writs,
Bit by bit and mite by mite.
Never any one. I 'say. . ’- 1
Leaps to knowledge and Its power.
Slowly—slowly hour by hou% V
That’s the-way! u
Just a little every day.
For some there has been a contro
versy in Europe as to who was the
inventor of shorthand, but, thanks
to a discovery which wa.-; mad- a
■'•■x days ago by M. 11-:.- Ilav-tte.
a French scholar, a definite answer
j can now'bt* given to this question.
A certain verbose grammarian
named Ramsay, says M. llavette,
about the year 1720 invented a
method of writing by means of con
ventional signs which was soon found
to be impracticable. But after him
came a literary man, M. de la' Ya
lade, and it is he who must be re
garded as the inventor of shorthand,
since he was the first to clearly ex
plain the art in his treatise, entitled
“French Tachygraphy,” which was
written about 1774.
With the aid of 400 characters,
most ingeniously arranged, lie con
structed, says M. llavette, the first
really practical method of short
hand. lie was much criticised, as
all inventors are; still it remains
true that he was the first to adopt
the approved phonographic system
and to construct for every sound of
the alphabet as simple a character
as possible. llis treatise is a mas
terpiece of its kind.
Sold His Seat For Eight Dollars.
Seats on the Philadelphia Stock
Exchange are worth about .SB,OOO
each nowadays. But a seat was ac
tually sold in that body the other
day for $8 cash. This is how it hap
It was one of those stormy days
a week or two ago when business
was unusually dull on the floor of
the exchange. As it was noontime,
comparatively few brokers were on
the floor. Only three or four were
offering stocks. Quickly rising from
a chair, one of the brokers cried out
in a voice that attracted the atten
tion of every one that heard it:
“I’ll sell my seat for $8!”
“I’ll take it!” immediately shout
“I mean the seat of my trousers,”
replied the man who had made the
“I’ll take it anyway,” unhesitat
ingly cried the broker who had ac
Several seized and held the rash
offerer, while another carefully cut
out the seat of his trousers with a
penknife. It was handed to the
buyer, who solemnly paid the $8. —
New York Commercial.
A Title For Some Woman.
The young woman of means who
wishes to buy a title can do so now
for a moderate outlay. At least
that is the tenor of a letter received
by a prominent firm of solicitors
and published in one of the London
Avery old tithe is offered to any
lady prepared to marry the present
incumbent and to pay him £25,000
($125,000) for the privilege of keep
ing up her rank at her own expense
after marriage. “Age and looks are
immaterial,” says the printer, “but
character must be irreproachable.
No divorcees need apply.”
One paper says the offer seems to
come from a marquis and remarks
that a sharp lookout might be kept
during coronation week for anew
marchioness, whose age and looks
Rush For Public Office.
The people of New York do not,
as a rule, have to be dragged into
public office. The municipal civil
service records prove this. There
are at present on the various eligi
ble lists for positions in the com
petitive schedules about 4,500 names
and on the registration lists for po
sitions in the labor schedule 3,542
names. In addition to the above,
the commission has on hand the ap
plications of 13,194 persons who
have applied for positions in the
competitive class and 26,879 of the
labor class. Over 10,000 of these
latter applications are for jobs in
the street cleani g: department.
A Relic of the Maine.
A curious find has just been made
at Samrishamn, in Sweden. At low
water a sailor discovered among the
stones on the beach of Massakas
bay there a teaspoon of brass. After
cleaning it he found engraved on
the inside the picture of a man-of
war, with the words “Maine” and
“6,600 tons.” The spoon would
therefore appear to have belonged
to the ill fated Maine, sunk in Ha
vana harbor in die spring of IS9B,
and it needed four years for the
ocean currents to wash this tiny ob
ject ashore on the coast of southern
His Great Experience.
The craze for young men is got
to such a stage that advertisements
for help read as follows: “Wanted.
—Young man, not over twenty-five,
of great experience; permanent em
ployment, to right party.” Such a
youth must have got his “great ex
perience” through metempsychosis.
He must be the remcarnaticm of
some departed captain of industry.
—New York Press.
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Do Your Eyes
If so, you had better consult an eye
specialist at once. You will only
have 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 Old is gone —the New Year is here. \\ e
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 a new r leaf in
vour flour department and buy the best—Brand Milled
AZ-I-LE. Guaranteed absolutely pure.
M. M. ELLIOTT & CO.