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MAY 22. 1902.
WILLIAMS FOR PRISON
Hon. Wiley Williams, of
Columbus, who is a candidate for
prison commissioner was in
Barnesville a few days ago and
met many of our citizens.
Mr. Williams it very highly en
dorsed for the position which he
woks by the citizens of Columbus
and by the newspapers of the
state, and it is now freely predict
ed that he will be nominated at
the state primary, June nth.
Mr. Williams made quite a
favorable impression on the people
here and he received many as
surances of support. lie is well
qualified for the place and is
worthy of the confidence and en
dorsement of the people of Geor
gia. He ought to be nominated.
Affidavits Offered to Prove
Editor News-Gazette :
People are stirred up over poli
tics in our section. There are
quite a number of candidates who
wish the honors of office, and of
course, we consider and then take
We like Mr. Madden and he in
a good man, but us country people
are nearly all going to vote for
Mr. Owen. I never saw the gen
tleman, but as lve seems to be
stronger than my friend Madden,
we are going to vote almost solid
ly for Mr. Owen.
We want to beat Murphey and
we have several reasons for
wanting to beat him.
My mind runs back a few years
when Murphey was endorsed by
the Republican Executive Com
mittee of this congressional dis
trict. May I ask how many
negroes were on that committee?
Yes, ,1 remember how lie herded
them at his home all night long
before the day of election, and
how he armed them around being
about the only white man in the
bunch. 1 can also remember be
ing at the trial of A. Cauthen,
Hiram Matthews and Hiram
Brown, when they were tried in
Zebulon for killing Pink Lawrence,
a negro. Murphey lived in At
lanta at that time, but he w as em
ployed to prosecute these boys. 1
remember how had he wanted ne
groes on that jury and how glad
he said he was because he lived in
Atlanta, where he said he could
have negroes on his juries. In
his speech he advocated putting
negroes on the jury and said that
if that jury which was trying
these boys didn't find them guilty,
negroes ought to mob the members
of the jury before they could get
home. I can prove these facts by
affidavits from members of the
jury who tried the case. And he
now wants the white people to
vote for him in a democratic pri
mary. Isn’t this enough to turn
every white vote in Pike county
1 have other farts of a different
nature, which 1 want to present
to the voters of the grand old
county of Pike before the primary,
but I'll stop for the present. I
can establish every statement 1
have made, or will make, by affi
davits of plenty of reliable wit
nesses. S M. Howard.
P. S. 1 live 1$ miles north of
Barnesville and am fully responsi
ble for all I say. S. M. H.
REPLIES TO MR. ROSE.
Puts Forth Her Views in Defense of the
Cause She is Advocating.
Mr. Editor —
Rumors greatly exaggerated are
afloat, so misrepresenting me and
my purposes, as to pro volte much
needless discussion and doubtless
inspired the article in your paper
denouncing the establishment of
an Industrial school for colored
people upon my father’s planta
While I deplore the necessity,
yet it affords me an opportunity,
through a free press, of stating
over my own signature just what
J bail planned to do.
Allow me, in the beginning to
assure my friends of Upson and
Pike that I am not here to force
an issue, or to place in your midst
an institution to which you may
My one purpose is to aid every
man, woman and child in my
native and adopted county, but if
my aid is not desired it is my
'pleasure to withdraw it. 1 am a
Southern girl, as you all well
know; born in Upson. 1 love the
South; 1 love her history and her
traditions. None can be more
alive to her conditions and to her
needs. Having given careful
study of th<* conditions of affairs
in her rural districts, and spent
I the. best part of my life in the
cause of education, the desire is
| in my heart to bring the results
|of my 12 years of training into
active co-operation with the
county authorities and patrons in
improving the rural schools; nat
urally my mind is centered upon
my native county. It has always
been my purpose to make my
home on the old plantation, so I
hoped to make that an industrial
center for the white children in
the community. Careful study
of the subject has convinced me
that industrial education is the
need of the hour for children,
whether in the east, west, north
or south. For years we discussed
moving Salem church, to the
plantation, and there attempt to
gather the few children in the
neighborhood into a model school.
Salem has been wisely moved into
a community where there are a
larger number of children. Then
it occurred to me that a home
school might be organized, indus-
trial in its nature, which would
afford training for a limited num
ber of students from various parts
of the county, modeled after the
co-operative settlements; estab
lished and successfully operated
This Home should be a radiat
ing point for all noble and uplift
ing ideas, with the motto, “Learn
ing by doing,” simple home in
dustries will be taught looking to
the establishment of better homes.
Girls would be taught domestic
science, nature study, how to care
for plants and animals, how to
utilize many things which go to
waste on almost every farm. The
first thing necessary was to organ
ize the movement, to swepre legal
Today there is in every commu
nity, not only a school for white
children, but for colored as well.
The negro is being educated and
there seems to be no way of stop
ping it. It is an easy matter for
a colored teacher to find a suffi
cient number of pupils for a
school. Our state money, which
the Southern white man has paid,
goes to the maintenance of said
It is a generally accepted fact by
all who have studied the question
that if the negro is to he educated,
he should receive Industrial train
ing he should .be trained for the
farm, not away from it. Without
doubt they make the best laborers
in the world, but all must realise
that the South needs better t rained
agricalturists, not farmers who
have been taught Latin and Greek,
but who have been taught the dig
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1902.
nity of labor, who have been
taught to prefer honest toil
to idleness and depravity.
It is no longer a question
as to whether the negro should be
educated, he is being educated,
there seems to be no prospect of
discontinuance. Their education
should Vie properly directed for
education may be a person’s ruin
or salvation according to the
nature of the education. Indus
trial education for the negro is no
longer an experiment. It has
been tried, and proved successful.
One cannot seethe work at Hamp
ton, Va., at Tuskegee without
feeling that Industrial training
together with the peaceful har
monious spirit, which these insti
tutions stand for offer the best
solution of the problem which has
yet been suggested. That we are
confronted with the greatest prob
lem of the age, no one can ques
tion, what its final out come will
be, hot even the most inspired
prophet can guess. The only thing
we can do is to do the best we can
today letting the things of the
future take care of themselves.
That the people of the South can
ever consider social equality—let
no fond philanthropist even
imagine. Most of all it seems
that we need in each community
a strong moral leader, one who
will live and teach the Christ
spirit of love and harmony. We
live side by side with these dusky
skins in many rural communities
it is unsafe, but to those of us who
love our old homes —and do not
care to be driven from them, if
there can beany influence brought
to bear in the community, which
will relieve these conditions,
which can train the idle hand,
which shall teach the negro habits
of morality, thrift and industry
and teach himhis place in the com
munity, which shall teach him
self-respect and self-reliance, is it
not our duty to aid him to such
an end? When the deed to the
old Blalock homestead was put in
my hands I followed my father’s
example and hired a negro tenant.
It was never my purpose to estab
lish a large school for four or five
hundred pupils who should study
Latin and Greek. It was the pur
pose of my tenants to establish an
Industrial Homo modeled after
the same principles I had planned
for the white school. A cJhter
from which helpful thoifehts
should radiate, where a few Toys
and girls each year could be taught
not theories —but where they
To physical warning's will
it often prevent a serious
illness. When there are
JEaK oppressive fullness after
eating, bitter risings,
belching, headache, dizzi
ness, nervousness, with
AW Jto* physical and mental slug-
Ihßkgishness, prompt atten
t TjVI tion should be given to
II the condition of the diges-
JSJ ajlnL vJ tive and nutritive svs
terns. Not all these
symptoms will occur at
■ once or in any single
S case, but any one of them
■ vj / W indicates a disordered
r y' Jj condition of the stomach
| I f and other organs of diges-
N } j tion and nutrition.
I A prompt cure of these
conditions will be effected
I by the timely use of Dr.
Ilf Pierce's Golden Medical
U // Discovery. It heals dis
eases of the stomach and
other organs of digestion
and nutrition, perfectly
and permanently. Many
(-Z diseases, seemingly re
mote from the stomach,
have their origin iti a
diseased condition of the
organs of digestion and nutrition. "Golden
Medical Discovery * cures through the
stomach diseases which have their origin
in a diseased condition of the stomach, and
hence diseases of liver, lungs, heart and
other organs are cured by use of the " Dis
covery." It contains no alcohol, neither
opium, cocaine, cr other narcotic. It is a
true temperance medicine.
Accept no substitute for "Golden Med
ical Discovery." There is nothing else
"just as good."
"I was a total wreck—could not sleep or eat."
writes Mr. T. O. Beers, of Berryman. Crawford
Cos., Ma "For two years 1 tried medicine from
doctors but received very little beuefit. I lost
flesh and strength, was not able to do a good
day's work. I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, and when 1 had
taken one bottle I could sleep, and my appetite
was wonderfully improved I have taken five
bottles and am still improving.”
Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets cure con
stipation by curing the cause. They do
not beget the pill habit
Collier Co’s. Weekly News.
If All the
Ladies in Town
/hould Come Here For Their
/UPPERS AND /HOES
We believe we could please every
one of them, and we would have
the trimmiest looking lot of feet
in Barnesville to be found any
where in the whole country.
We do shoe a large share of
them, but we often wonder why
every lady and child doesn’t come
here for their shoes; we believe
they would, too, if they only
knew the superiority of our shoes.
We never saw finer made shoes.
Ladies’ Shoes and Sandals in
all the latest “kinks” of fashion.
The heels cut a big figure this
season. Our’s are the Colonial,
Cuban, Wurtenburg, Common
New things to show for the
commencement and dress wear.
Ladies, $1.75 to SB.OO.
Children, SI.OO to $2.50.
J. C. Collier Cos.
™ 1 Clothing and Shoes—East Main
Iwo stores < x>ry Goods, Millinery —West"
should learn by doing work on
the farm —ploughing, hoeing,
caring for chickens, cows, etc.
Where they should be taught car
pentry, brick-laying, wheelwright
ing, where the girls could learn
house-keeping work by doing it,
where all could learn the divine
lesson of cleanlines, and could
partake of the Tuskegee spirit of
harmony and peace. Thus the
work began without means, for I
had not a penny, nor the promise
of one, to carry it forward. In
order that the idea could be car
forward it tmutf be'organized,
have legal recognition. I
came to my home, and my neigh
bors in a spirit of love and loyalty
with a desire to aid in working out
the problems which confront us.
I have told my story as simply as
I can —that you will send it with
out prejudice and accept it in the
spirit in which it was written I
earnestly pray. We are all seek
ing to be followers of the meek
and lowly Jesus, o f Him who
gave us the lesson of love and
charity and in His Name my idea
has been conceived.
Annie E. Blalock.
Upson Cos. Ga.
May, 20th 1902.
If you desire to vote in the pro
mary, June sth next, be sure to
register this week. The books
close Saturday night. The rules
of the executive committee provide
that only those who register this
spring can vote in the coming
primary and these rules will be
Call on Maj. Hunt at his office
in Chambers Hardware Store or
on Judge J. IV . Means, at Zebulon.
Books will postively close Satur
day night, May 24 t h.
Frank M. Stafford,
Chairman Deni. Ex- Com.
the /} Th Kind You Haw Hlwais Bought
COLLIER CO’S. WEEKLY NEWS
for the misses’, young ladies and growm-up folks.
Thought the matter over—decided to have for you
everything that’s on the fashion sheet. Better
come in to see wdiat’s what for the occasion. They
are pretty things and proper, too.
72-inch white organdies, thin sheer
fabric, with out a f10w,... 50c
50-in. w T ash chiffon, one of the prettiest
as well as the most serviceable fa
brics on the market,... 35 tO 65c
30-in embroidered swiss, something
new for light wear 65c
80-in. wide sash ribbons, pink, blue,
white, cream, soft finish,... 50c
Elbow mits, in the fancy lacey effects,
White and blacx parasols for the com
mencement occasions, $1.50 to $3
We have got a way of knowing how 7 to trim a hat
to suit your dress. Have somewhat of an idea of the
fitness of things w r hen we buy Millinery and dress
material. There’s a harmony in all—you’ll admire
yourself and feel as though others admired you. It
don’t take such an awful lot of money to dress well
when you know where to trade. There’s a knack in
knowfing how to furnish you a hat like ours at the same
J. C. Collier Cos.
ctarug S West side Main st—Dry Goods, Furniture.
u iv lifts j -g agt g j t j e a j n street—Clothing, Shoes.
P. S. We sell corn, meat, flour, lard, hams, sugar, etc.,
payable in the fall for the usual bank rate of interest. Come
to us, we want to supply every one.
new goods are coming in our house. We have
just received line of WASH FABRICS
in all the linen effects —prices ranging from
io cents to 40 cents a yard. These are the
most stylish goods that are worn this season.
Just received anew line of black dress goods,
Brilliantines and Melrose, the latest weaves
for skirts. All the new styles in belts, rib
bons, appliques, laces, embroideries, srlks,
white lawns and colored lawns at prices that
no competitor can undersell.
Shoes and Slippers.
We have a big stock of shoes and slippers—all styles—
at reasonable prices for reliable footwear.
38 pairs slippers, in black and tan, heel and spring £?
heel, worth ifl.oOpair, toclose them outquick, only O w
Light Weight Hosiery.
Nothing adds so much to a ladies’ summer toilet as a
pair of dainty open-work stockings. We have them in
Millinery is Our Specialty.
New Styles Coming in Almost Daily.
We are the Millinery people in Barnesville.
Yours for business,
A. L. MILLS.
We Give Green Trading Stamps.