We have bought very heavily for the fall and
winter trade, and to make room for this
immense stock, we are obliged to close out
All Summer Goods.
Whatever you need in strictly warm=weather
goods, you can buy from u 5....
At Greatly Reduced Prices.
Visit our store and convince yourself that we
are in the lead on low prices.
The Pitts=Gray Cos.
P. S. After August the first we will discontinue
giving Green Trading Stamps.
Barnesvllle Mercantile Company.
Since moving into our new store our trade, though highly satisfactory before, lias almost
doubled in volume. The poq^loappreciate our efforts to provide them with everything they need,
and have learned to regard our place as their headquarters. The wants of the trade is our constant
study, and, without presumption, we claim that our years of experience and unlimited cash reserve
puts us well in the lead of all professing competitors. Having reaped the rewards of a mammoth
spring business, we will devote the next twq months to
Warming Up Things in Warm Weather.
So, without regard to any certain day in the week, or any certain hour in the day, the process
of price-cutting will be continually going on. EVERY DAY WILL BE BARGAIN DAY, and the
same prices will prevail for Ba.m. as for op. m. Our line of WHITE GOODS, EMBROIDERIES
and LACES has caught the trade-. This stock is still unbroken, and no customer can afford to
overlook it. As to SHOES, remember we have the exclusive control of L. M. Reynolds men’s fine
shoes, and show Golding & Co's, ladies and children’s fine shoes and slippers.
No use to say we keep everything. No use to say we discount the other man in price. No use
to promise more courteous attention. But suffice it to say our pleased customer is our best adver
tisement. Always come to see us. BARNESVILLE MERCANTILE CO.
* We again publish our bank statement, (a copy of which - “was sent to the
Comptroller of the Currency), and ask that you kindly give it a thoughtful
reading. Consider tfie facts of this town’s recent troubles, consider the season
and that our Bank is only three months old, consider the heavy expense of
books, stationery, charter, etc., and you will agree with us, tiiat it is a fine
Persons seeking a place of safety for their money, will profit by studying
tRe National Banking Laws and by investigating the methods employed in our
We are now about ready to move into our cosy office on the corner, and we
want you fo come to see us, and should you have valuable packages, etc., we
shall be glad to store them in our fire-proof vault, free of cost to you.
Report of the Condition of
The First National Bank
in the State of Georgia, at the close of business, Juiy 16, 1902
Loans and Discounts $112,104 40
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured . 382 #8
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 7,500 (X)
Premiums on U. 8 Bonds ,2U 36
Banking house, furniture and fixtures 3,347 67
Due from Nat. Bks. (not reserve agts) 4,136 48
Due from approved reserve agents SfiOti 27
Checks and other cash items, 94 70
Notes of other National Bank- 200 (XI
Fractional paper currency, nickels, e 132 30
Lawful Money Reserve in Blink, viz:
Specie • • • • • IJU
Legal-tender notes. 2,000 00
Redemption fund with U S Treas
urer(.V3t of circulation i 00
Total 159,360 31
STATE OF GEORGIA— Cor.vrv of Pike:
I, J. A. McCrary, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge
and belief. J- McGRAR\, Cashier.
W. B. Smith, f
A. P. Kemp, Directors. ,
W. H. Mitchell, )
Subscribed and sworn to l>efore me, this 21st day of July. 1902
R. B. GOODWYN. Notary Publip, Pike Cos., Ga.
Capital Stock Paid in S3O,(XX) (X)
Undividi-d Profits, less Current Ex
penaes and Taxes Paid. 1,003 07
National Bank notes outstanding 7,500 00
Individual Deposits subject to Cheek. 20,865 04
Demand certificates of deposit (none)
Time certificates of deposit (non. ,
Certified checks (none I
Cashier’s checks outstanding (none)
Notes and Bills Rediscounted mono
BilLs payable, including certificates of
deposit for borrowed money (none)
Liabilities other than those above
Total $50,309 31
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1902.
STOCK OF GOODS
I wish to sell at
once the Rouss stock
of goods, formerly
owned by J. R. Dea
vours. Price low
and terms easy. A
big chance for the
W. W. Lambdin,
Dog Days Are Here.
Dog days began on .fitly 25th.
Different calendars place the date
of their beginning differently, but
the most popularly accepted time
is from July 25 until Septembers.
The origin of the term dog days
is from an ancient custom of as
sociating the causes of the recur
rence of sultry seasons in summer
and of maladies with the time
when the Dog star begins to rise
at the same time with the sun.
Only 50 Cents
to make your baby strong and
well. A fifty cent bottle of
will change a sickly baby to
a plump, romping child.
Only one cent a day, think
of It. Its as nice as cream.
Send for a free sample, and try it.
SCOTT & BOWNK, Chemist*.
409-415 Pearl Street. New York
50c. and Jt.oo; all druggist*.
The Bartlesville Baseball team
played in hard luck Thursday and
Friday and lost a very close score.
The locals played Forsyth Thurs
day in Forsyth and were defeated
by a score of 12 to 9. The game
was Bartlesville's up to the seventh
inning when a wild throw to the
cather let in three runs.
The Zehulon team crossed bats
with the locals here Friday and a
very pretty game was witnessed
by the spectators. The home team
went to pieces in the sixth inning
and lost the game. The final score
being 12 to 10, in favor of Zebu
Bartlesville will meet Forsyth
here Thursday and will go in the
game to win. As each team has
won one game, the game will no
doubt be hard fought and their
riends may expect a line game.
Bean the KM You Have Always Bought
Mr. George W. Lowden spent Sunday
in Fort Valley.
Mr. George Searcy, of Smars, was a
visitor here Friday.
Mr. Arch Kadle, of Strouds, was a
visitor here Thursday.
Mr. Henry Miller spent Sunday at
Pine Mountain Springs.
Miss lone Murphey is visiting friends
in Gainesville this week.
Mr. L. W. Ellington, of Goggans,
was a visitor at this office Friday
Mr. Alva Matthews spent several
days here last week with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Wap Summers spent
Sunday at the Pine Mountain Springs.
Dir. C. If. Humphrey spentseveral
days of last week at Milieu with rela
Dir. J. L. Forrest, of Thomaston,
spent Thursday in the city with
Dlrs. W. H. Chambers spent several
days with her parents in Milner last
Messrs. Jeff Dlaiiry and Earnest
Bowers were the guests of Johnstonville
Dir. W. P. Elder, of Strouds, spent
several days last week as the guest of
Dir. W. C. Sheppard, of Sycamore,
Ga., was a pleasant caller at this office
Miss Eva Warde, of Milner, arrived
in the city Saturday and is the guest
of Mrs. W. H. Chambers.
Mr. Hilliary Pitts returned Friday
from Ft. Valley, where he has been
visiting for several days.
FOR RENT —broom house on For
syth street. Apply to Mrs. M. C. Ox
ford, on railroad street.
Sheriff John 11. Milner and Editor
Sidney it. Green, of Zebulon, spent
Friday last in the city with friends.
Mr. Jackson Bush returned home last
Thursday, after spending several days
on a vacation near Lainont.
Mr. Henry Willingham left Thurs
day for Thomson, after visiting rela
tives here for several weeks.
For Sale —My house 011 Brown ave
nue. -1 rooms, brand new. Will sell
cheap, O. N. Gkeoo.
Messers. Hayden Summers and llai
Lainl>din spent several days of last
week at Pine Mountain Springs.
Dir. Charlie Tyler returned home
Thursday, after spending several days
with relatives in Milledgeville..
Mr. Ashford Milner, of Zebulon,
spent several days here last week, as
the guest of Mr. Geo. .Mitchell.
Quite a crowd went down to Forsyth
Thursday to witness the game of hall
between Barnesville and Forsyth.
Dlrs. 11. N'eiman and daughter, Dliss
Minnie, after a pleasant visit to rela
tives at Newnan, returned home Fri
Mrs. Robert Mitchell and daughter,
Miss LuciJe, left last week for Indian
Spring, where they will spend several
Miss Annie Harden, of Hawkins
vilie, is in the city visiting the family
of Mr. E. S. Murphey, on Thomaston
Milk Unity Better.
Rosie, the bright little daughter
of Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Durden,
is considerably improved this
week and hopes are entertained
that her improvement may now
be permanent and rapid.
Dir. J. W. Gresham of < friffin was in
the city Dlonday.
Mr. Clarence Collier spent Sunday
at Pine Mountain Springs.
Dr. J. P. Thurman spent Tuesday in
Mr. Hubert Worsham of Strouds was
a visitor heje Tuesday.
Mr. Pliincas Murphey of Yatesville
was in the city Tuesday.
Dir. T. Grace is visiting relatives out
at The Rock this week .
Dliss Pearl Lifsey is spending several
days at Pine Mountain Springs.
Dlrs. J. W. Gardner spent Sunday in
Griffin, tin 1 guest of relatives.
.Messrs. Leon and Ben Porch spent
Sunday at Pine Mountain Springs.
Dir. S. A. Norman of Elko, Ga., was
in the city a short while Tuesday.
Dir. Reeves Fambro of The Rock
spent several days here with relatives
Dlisses Grace Woodard and Nettie
Lee Grace are spending several days at
The Rock with Dfiss Mary Ellen Staf
Dir. Freeman Lifsey returned home
Tuesday from Zebulon where lie has
been spending several days with rela
For Rent —New four room cottate
on Greenwood street. Apply to
Mr. and Mrs. DI. G. Harrison, of Zeb
ulon, were the guests of her parents,
I)r. and Mrs. J. P. Thurman, Friday
Mr. W. 11. Chambers returned Fri
day from Thoniasville, where he has
been spending several days with friends
Mrs. E. A. Nelson end daughter, Miss
Mattie, left Thursday for Gainesville,
where they will spend several weeks
before returning home.
Mr. Roy Blount returned home Sat
urday from Denver, Colo., where he
hafi been spending several weeks see
ing the sights in the west.
Mrs. H.J. Reed and Dliss Myrtice
Nelson left Monday for Gainesville,
where they will spend several weeks
before returning to the city.
Mr. ,T. Lawrence Hunt returned Sun
day from Wrightsville Beach, N. C.,
where he has been for several days
with the Fifth Georgia Regiment.
Mrs. Sallie Goldsmith and two
bright little children, of Atlanta, ar
rived in the city Friday and will spend
several weeks with friends and rela
Dir. and Mrs. W. Summers and son,
Hayden,spent Saturday and Sunday
fit I’ino Mountain Springs, returning
home Sunday evening. They report a
most enjoyable time.
Avery large watermelon was pre
sented to the News-Gazette force last
week by Mr. G. W. Langford, of Mid
dlebrooks. Dir. i.anglord is one of our
most progressive farmers, and never
fails to remember iis each year. His
annual gift is appreciated no little.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Lewis arriv
ed in the city Friday from Cienfdgos,
Cuba, where they have been residing
for the past several months, but on
account of the climate they were com
pelled to return to America. While
in the city they will be the guests of Dr.
and Mrs. C. H. Perdue, on Thomaston
Wright’s Drug Store.
Mr. and Dlrs. J. M. McFarlin, of
Yatesville, are visiting in the city.
Dlrs. Dl. I). Spruce is visiting friends
and relatives at Liberty Hill this week.
Hon. Barlow S. Willingham of For
syth was a prominent visitor Imre
Master Jll Man Willingham of Forsyth
spent Tuesday in the city with friends.
Dir. Otis A. Murphey left Tuesday
for Baltimore, where lie goes on an.
important business trip.
Dir. C. R. Moore, of Fort Valley,
arrived in the city Monday morning,
and lias accepted a situation with the
For Sale-- ) wheel invalid chair.
For particulars apply to P. O. Box No.
9, Barnesville, (in.
Dlrs. DI. E. White and daughter, Miss
Nell, left Tuesday for Zotella after
visiting Mrs. J. 'J'. White for several
Messers. Cliff Curry and Geo. Elder
left yesterday for Bwainsboro where
they will play hall today with Swains
lioro against Wadley.
Sheriff Dlilncr of Zebulon passed
through the city Tuesday enroute to
Milledgevillc, carrying with him an in
sane girl from West Pike.
Dlrs. J. W. Gardner and children re
turned home Dlonday from Griffin,
where they have been visiting relatives
for several days.
Messrs. E. 1,. Cook and C. H. Perdue
went over to Thomaston Tuesday to
witness the Jenkinshurg-Tliomaston
game that afternoon.
Misses Louise and Loula Willingham
who have been visiting relatives here
for several weeks, left Thursday for
their home in Thomson.
Miss Fannie Mae Banks returned to
the city Monday from Johnstonville
where she lias been the guest of rela
tives for several dayij.
Dliss Ida Thurman left Tuesday for
Zebulon where she wiii spend several
weeks with her sister, Dlrs. M. G. Har
rison, before returning home,
Dir. J. T. Wooten of Johnstonville
spent Saturday in the city. Mr. Woo
ten is one of the largest planters in
Middle Georgia and lias a fine farm out
Mr. S. B. Burr and family. Mrs. It. J.
Hunt, Miss Clifford Burr, Mr. Alvah
Matthews, Miss Nettie Matthews and
Mr. Ike Matthews are spending today
at Pine Mountain Springs.
Mr. Luther Brazier, who is now loca
ted at Chattanooga, Tenn., spent sev
eral days in the city the past week,
the guest of his grandmother, Mrs. Re
becca Owens, on Brown avenue.
Mr. L. A. Collier and family, Mrs.
B. F. Porch and family, Miss Willen
Walker and Violet Dlenkee returned
to the city Monday from Pine Moun
tain Springs, where they have been
spending several days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Waldrop of
Jacksonville, Fla., arrived in the city
Monday evening and are the guests of
Dir. and Mrs. G. W. Stocks, parents of
the latter. They have many friends in
Barnesville and are receiving a warm
The News-Gazette force is indebted
to Mr. F. DI. Means of Lamont fora
fine cantaloupe. It was a large one
and was a curiosity in that it was a
double melon. Dir. Means has set a
good example by raising such fine can
taloupes and by sharing them with kis