Bi MHESVILLE N E WS-G AZETTE.
The S. M. Marshburn store
will commence this week and have a bar
gain day every FRIDAY. This will be a
real bargain day. No fake. A great
slash will be made on certain lines of
goods that day. These certain things
will not be known until you enter the
store. “Watch Barnesville Gro.” Marsh
burn has received two advance shipments
of the latest designs in mercerized ging
hams, satin popillians, silk organdies,&c.
New lot of clothing just in. Also straw
hats in the latest shapes. A big lot of
men’s fine shoes, low and high cut, right
from the manufacturers, in all the latest
toes. Don’t fail to get a ticket. Buy fif
teen dollar’s worth and have your pho
tograph enlarged free in Oil Work, or
get coupons with your purchase and
when you get ten dollars in coupons we
give you a beautiful painted Trey or Pan
nel. With a polite corps of salesmen, a
great line of new goods at prices less than
any one will offer, we solicit business,
either for cash or credit.
V. O. Marshburn, Ma " a * ef -
, has arrived, and your thirst needs quench
ing, so make our
your headquarters. Come and see our
elaborate stock of STATIONERY. We
carry a full line of Toilet Articles, Rubber
Goods, &c. Our stock of
Drugs and Chemicals
is always fresh and pure. If we slipuld not
have what you call for, will take pleasure
in getting it for you any and all times.
We are yours to command day or night,
W. C. Jordan & Bro.,
Druggists and Stationers.
Do Your Eyes
If so, j T ou had better consult an eye
specialist at once. You will only
I 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 TWENTIETH CENTURY COUNTRY WEEKLY.
BARNESVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1962.
While Cleaning His Pistol Dr. R.
0. Cotter Accidentally Shot
Himself and Dies
OCCURRED SUNDAY. *
Funeral Exercise Conducted by Revs.
F. R. Graves and IV. R. Branham
and the Remains Interred
at Greenwood Cemetery.
r yie people of Barnesville were
shocked beyond expression Sun
day when the news spread over the
little city that Dr. R. 0. Cotter, 1
one of our most prominent cit izens ;
was dead, and that his death was
the result of an accidental dis
charge of a pistol in his private
dressing room at the home of Mrs.
R. J. Powell. The news went rap
idly into every home and was soon
the chief topic of conversation
everywhere-. The fatal shot was
fired between 10:80 and 11 o’clock
Sunday morning and it will never
be known just how it occurred. The
family were all at home, some of
them were preparing to go to
church. Dr. Cotter was in the
best of spirits, and had as his guest
that day, his brother, Col. J. H.
Cotter, of LaGrange. The doctor
had made all arrangements for a
turkey dinner and had already
planned to take his brother driv
ing in the afternoon. They had
all been talking, when Dr. Cotter
retired to his room where he had
remained fifteen of twenty min
utes, when Mrs. Cotter, hearing
an unusual noise, went to his room
and was horrified at the scene
which greeted her eyes. There lay
the prostate body on the floor, his
head in a pool of blood, with u
No. 88 Calibre pistol lying near
by. She immediately notified the
other members of the family, but
upon the first examination it was
found that life had departed. In
the mean time, Dr. E. C. Ripley,
the family physician, had been
hastily sum moiled. He arrived,
of course, too late to do any good.
The ball entered the head about
an inch above the right ear, and
went through the brain, coming
out about two inches above the
left ear. Dr. Ripley gives it as
his opinion that the shot and
death were almost simultaneous.
In this room Dr. Cotter kept his
pistols, guns, hunting and fishing
implements and here he frequent
ly busied himself. He alwayß
kept everything in perfect order.
On the table were found a chamois
skin and a bottle of oil, and it is
supposed that he had begun to ex
amine and clean his pistol, when
in someway the fatal accident oc
curred. The unfortunate death
caused many expressions of regret
on the part of all the people.
The funeral was held Monday
afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home
and was conducted by Revs. F. R.
Graves and ' V R. Branham, after
which the broy was interred in
the family lot in Greenwood ceme
Dr. Cotter was about 45 years
old and was one of Barnesville’s
most prominent citizens. He was
widely known throughout the state
and was one of the state’s most
intelligent and best informed men.
He was a son of Rev. W. J. Cotter,
of Newnan, and is survived by
two brothers, J. H. Cotter and W.
B. Cotter, of LaGrange, and three
sisters, Mrs. J. H. Reeves,’ of
Athens; Mrs. Lovejoy and Miss
Cotter, of Newnan.
On November 2, 1887. he mar
ried Miss Maybelle Powell, daugh
ter of the late Hon. R. J. Powell.
They lived in Macon for five years,
where Dr. Cotter practiced medi
cine as a specialist on eye, ear and
nose. He made quite a reputation
while practising in Macoju and had
WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK WITH J.
W. CABANISS, OF MACON,
The Citizen’s Bank of Barnes
ville will he open for business
next week, with a paid up capital
of $25,000. The store in which
Mr. Morris Jacobs has been doing
business has been rented for the
work, and workmen are already
making preparations for building
a large vault and putting in the j
Office furniture and fixtures. The
bank will open Monday next, it
these quarters can be gotten ready,
and at any rate, it will open just
as soon as the workmen can get
the building ready.
Mr. J. \V. Cabaniss, president
of the Exchange Bank of Macon,
will be president of the new bank
and Mr. C. A. Humphries, of Mil
ieu, Ga., will be cashier.
A board of directors will be
elected in a few days, either this
week or next. It will he a strong
banking institution ,well officered
and backed by plenty of money.
Mr. Humphries has been in the
city several days. He is a pleas
ant gentleman, an experienced
banker and he will lie given a cor
dial welcome by the citizens of
the city and community.
a large patronage.
Upon the death of Captain Pow
ell in 1892, Dr Cotter came to
Barnesville and took charge of the
estate, becoming president of the
Barnesville Savings Bank. His
health became bad and several
years ago he. retired from business
and made air extensive trip to
Europe trying to regain his health
and strength. He has constantly
been a great sufferer, however, ever
since, and frequently had severe
attacks of neuralgia, which made
him quite nervous.
Dr. Cotter leaves a wife and one
child, Powell Cotter, who is 18
The people of the entire commu
nity deplore the unfortunate oc
curence and tender deepest sym
pathy to the distressed family.
Depositors are Being Paid Off.
Settlements are now being made
with the depositors of the old
Barnesville Savings Bank. As
stated before in these columns,
the depositors agreed to accept
10% cash, 88-£% in preferred stock
in the Barnesville Manufacturing
Company, ami balance in certifi
cates of Deposit in the new re-or
ganized Bank due January, 1,1908,
and January, 1, 1904, and bearing
interest at 4%. The 10% cash is
now being paid out, and we learn
also that the preferred stock and
certificates of deposit are ready to
be issued. Under a power of at
torney given by the depositors to
T. B. Cabaniss, A. A. Murphey
and J. F. Redding to make settle
ment for them, the 10% cash was
turned over to Col. A. A. Mur
phey for the depositors and he is
paying the same out to them. Wo
understand that a great many de
positors have already been paid
off and it is expected that the
whole matter will be closed up in
the course of a weekor two.
My house and lot on Holmes
street, formerly occupied by J. G.
Harris. Six large rooms —in good
repair. Servants house. Big barn
and large garden.
•Jt F. M. Stafford.
Misplaced —Either from Blues’
Armory or the Pitts-Gray Co's store,
one Saber. Reward for -eturn toT. E.
Mikhixnet'pk, Adjt. 7th. Batt., 2nd. i
Inft., G. 8. T.
How Are T.nr Kidney* f
Dr. Robtw ’ Sr>aracui Pimcore all kidney 111*. Sana
pie free. Add Sterling Kerned 7Co .C bicagoor H. T i
Blackburn’s Drug Store.
are sold only for CASH
I give Green Trading Stamps.
There is a marked difference
between “cheap clothing” and
“clothing cheap.” You can’t buy
a GOOD suit of clothes for less
than Sio.oo—don’t be deceived.
In May, when your suit begins to
pucker and fade, you will find
that we were correct—that all
that glitters is not gold=that it
was false economy to buy a cheap
suits are gems of perfection. They
are well made, won’t fade and
are guaranteed to please. Our
clothing is cheap, but we have no
just kind that fit
and please. Price, SI.OO.
WE GIVE TRADING STAMPS.
J.W. Stafford& Sons
L. O. DENTON President. W B. SMITH, Vice-President. j. a. McCRARY, Cashier.
DIRECTORS: and /I DIRECTORS:
W of JSniith & Sons. K/1 fl ft Hi W. H. MITCHELL,
F. M. HTAFFOKD, l/11111l Vf 1 with Robert Mitchell.
of J. W. Stafford & Sons. l. O. BENTON,
A P.KEMP, WW Merchant and Banker.
° TiH f iSE HKy ' B arnesvillc. *
Plenty of Money to Loan
on good collateral.
Accounts of firms and individuals
Every accommodation consistent with
sound banking principles to be extended.
We want your business*