Will Cut Prices!
S. M. Marshburn.
From lliis date, prices on all early * #
Spring Goods will be cut to the core.
You can buy Silk Ginghams,'Merceriz- E&
ed Ginghams, Madras Cloth, Covert . .
Cloths, Crash, Cheviots, Slipper &c., in < < \
the radius of cost at Marshbums’. \ s j
This place is receiving daily new \| j
things in the way of White goods, Laces,
Beadings, Ribbons, silks, Hosiery Hand
herchiefs and Corsets.
Marshburn handles the elegant make of Geo.
F. Daniel Slipper, and being over stocked will cut
prices in half. Come and see the bargains that we
are offering and be convinced that we mean busi
ness. Don’t forget to call for tickets and have
picture enlarged. All work that has been done is
...Get Coupons with Cash Purchase...
as $lO gives you a beautiful Tray or Pannel free !
V. O. Marshburn, Manager.
Visit Our Fount
And Quench Your Thirst
with its delicious and refreshing
drinks and freezes.
Our Stock of Cigars
is unsurpassed, and we keep nothing
but the most choice selections.
Our Prescription Dept.
is open to your demands and needs,
both day and night, with fresh and
W. C. Jordan & Bro.,
Druggists and Stationers.
J. H .BATE & Cos., JEWELERSA ND OPTICIA NS
If you should need a
Watch, Clock —or for that
matter, a Diamong ring—
we have a nice line.
Come to see us for Cut
Glass, Sterling Silver or
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COUNTRY WEEKLY.
THIS EVENT BRINGS TO A CLOSE ONE
OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SESSIONS
IN THE HISTORY OF THIS
The thirty-first commencement
of Gordon Institute began Sunday
morning under happy auspices.
The long wished for rain had come
and cooled the atmosphere and the
gentle winds were still blowing, as
the people wended their way to
the auditorium of the old institu
tion dear not only to the hearts
of the people of Barnesville but to
thousands of Georgians whose
homes are located elsewhere.
The services began promptly
at 11 o’clock with music by a
number of Barnesville’s best
Rev. N. B. O’Kelly, who had
previously been selected to preach
the commencement sermon, was
introduced byhis friend and former
fellow student, Rev. C. W. Dur
den. He read the 14th chapter
of Luke and selected the 27th
verse for his text, which reads as
follows: “And whosoever doth
not bear his cross, and come after
me, cannot be my disciple.”
The subject of the sermon was
the “Law of Christ/’ or the law
of sacrifice. He showed how this
principle was necessary for true
success in the physical, moral and
spiritual world. He pointed to
the lives of Lincoln, Garfield,
Whitfield, Milton and many others
to illustrate the truth of this teach
ing. The sermon was a very strong
one, addressed especially to the
young and it made a splendid im
pression and won for the earnest
minister many kind expressions.
The Sunday evening sermon was
also good, quite a number being
even better pleased with it than
with the morning sermon. It was
based on the passage in first John,
where Andrew brought his brother
to Christ. There was a large
audience present and the best
attention was given the message
THE SOPHOMORE EXHIBITION.
Monday morning the prize con
test among the Sophomore readers
and speakers took place at 10
o’clock, and the program was quite
interesting. There were in attend
ance a large number of citizens
and visitors, and all seemed to
enjoy the exercises. The follow
ing was the program:
Terrell Covington, Pensacola, Fla —“Lucian
Knight’s Eulogy of Wm McKinley ”
Miss Roumania Barrett, Meansville, On.—
J Edward Howard, Barnesville, Oa —“Death
Bed of Benedict Arnold.”
Miss Rosa Hammond, BarnesTille Oa —“The
Old Surgeon’s Story ”
(} White Jordan, Barnesville, Oa —“The
South’s Part in the History of the American
Misa Dove Marehman, The Bock, Oa —“The
One Legged Goose ”
Joseph W Parks, Newnan, Oa —“Speech
of John Adams ”
Miss Viola Monsalvatge, Barnesville, Oa
“Mark Twain on European Guides ”
C. Preston Stephens, The Rock, Oa —“The
Southern Young Man, The Hope of the Repub
B Marcellas Taylor, Meansville, Oa --“The
Battle of Waterloo
Miss Grace Woodward, Barnesville, Oa
“The Legend of the Organ Builder.
COMPETITIVE DRILL CONTEST.
One of the most exciting feu
tures of the week was the competi
tive company and individual prize
drill contest Monday afternoon.
It began at 3 o’clock on the cam
pas and was witnessed by throngs
of home folks and visitors and
notwithstanding the contest lasted
until 6 o’clock the crowds remain
ed anxiously awaiting the results.
Captain Frits Jones, of the
Macon Huzzars, was the judge and
(Continued to Eighth Page.)
BARNESVILLE, GA., THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1902.
SPEAK JULY 4TH.
Hid WILL MARK A GREAT SPEECH
ON THAT OCCASION.
A contract has been closed with
Hon. Thomas E. Watson to deliv
er the fourth of July oration at
the Barnesville chautauqua. He
was in Barnesville last Friday and
a committee had a conference with
Mr. Watson, at which time a con
tract was closed for the address.
The chautauqua directors have
made an effort every year to se
cure Mr. Watson as an attraction
for the chautauqua, but they have
been unsuccessful until now. No
man in the south is more compe
tent to make a stirring speech on
this great day and Barnesville
promises the public a great cele
bration on that occasion. The
bands will play, the whistles will
blow the cannons will roar and Mr.
Watson will make the American
Eagle scream on that day 1 It
will be a demonstration worth see
ing. No doubt there will he thou
sands of visitors here to honor
Mr. Watson as well as to hear his
It will be a great and glorious
BLUES ELECT OFFICERS.
SHI GRAY IS MADE CAPTAIN
AND JACKSON IU’HH 2ND.
Pursuant to an order from the
governor, the Barnesville Blues
proceeded to elect a captain Mon
day night. The office of captain
was made vacant by the resigna
tion of Capt. Tliad Adams, who
removed from this place to Mont
gomery several months ago.
They went into an election Mon
day night and everything passed
off very quietly. Second lieut
enant Shi Gray was made captain
without opposition and second
sergeant Jackson E. Bush was
chosen 2nd. lieutenant unanim
ously. Several names had been
mentioned for captain but Gray
was finally settled upon as the
man to run.
When they have passed their
examinations they will receive
their commissions from the gov
ernor, which will be but a short
The selection of these two
young men for the aboved named
offices gives entire satisfaction,
not only to the company but to
the entire town. Both are well
known and have fine records as
military men and as citizens.
They have been connected with
the military of the town for a
number of years. Under the di
rection of these officers the Blues
will continue to maintain its repu
tation as being one of the crack
companies of Georgia.
The First Cotton liloom.
Mr. E. R. Carswell, our popular
night marshal, brought around to
the News-Gazette’s office last
Monday morning a full-grown
cotton blossom, the firnt we have
Been this season.
Besides being a vigilant officer,
Mr. Carswell has proven himself
to be a progressive farmer, and is
to be congratulated upon the pro
duction of such an early cotton
Bmti the Kind You Have Always Bought
GOLDEN DENT CORN
...Just Received At...
Blackburn’s Drug Store
J. W. Stafford & Sons.
Summer and Light
At Marked-Down Prices.
Bargains in Men’s
Hats and Shoes.
Just Received DEPARTMENTS^
Fresh shipment Shredded Wheat
Biscuit and “Force,” two most popular
foods for summer. Try them.
J. W. Stafford & Sons.
L. O. BENTON PRESIDENT. W B. BMITH, Vice-President. J. A. McCRARY, Cashier.
The First National
W. B. SMITH,
of j. (}, Smith & Hons.
F M. STAFFORD,
of J. W. Stafford & Hons.
A P. KEMP,
OTIS A MUIiPHEY,
COPY OF CERTIFICATE:
Treasury Department. ~
Comptroller of the Currency.
Washington, I). C., May 7, 1902
Whereas, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersigned,
it has been made to ap|ear that “The First National Bank of Barnes
ville,” in the city of Bartlesville, in the County of f*ike, and State
of Georgia, has complied with all the provisions of the Statutes of
the United States, required to be complied with before an association
shall he authorized to commence the business of Banking.
Now therefore I, William B. Ridgely, Comptroller of the Curren
cy, do hereby certify that “The First National Bank of Barnesville,”
in the City of Barnesville, in the County of Pike and State of Geor
gia, is authorized to commence the business of Banking as provided
in section 5109 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.
In testimony whereof, witness my hand and seal of office, this 7th
day of May, 1902. ' Wm. B. RIDGELY,
Comptroller of the Currency,
) Seat, or the Comftkoij.eh
< Or THE CURRENCY j
W. H. MITCHELL,
with Robert Mitchell.
L. O. BENTON,
Merchant and Banker.
J. A. McCrary,