The Twentieth Century Country Weekly.
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JULY 31, 1902.
THE FRUIT INDUSTRY.
The fruit industry is quite an
important one, for the state and
for the various communities in
which fruit is grown. The forty
or fifty cars of Elberta peaches
which will be shipped from Bartles
ville cannot fail to add to the
material prosperity of the people
of every class throughout the
community. The money spent on
this industry certainly affects
every person in some way, and j
the bulk of the money is put in
circulation when all other lines of
business are usually very dull.
Therefore fruit growing should
receive the encouragement of
••very citizen. It is in its infancy
in Georgia and it will become far!
more important in the near future
than it is now.
INDUCEMENTS WILL BRING
The business men and citizens
of BarnHv.ille can do much for
themselves and for the town by
co-operating with each other to
ward the general prosperity' of the
community. The fall season will
booh be here and the people of the
territory surrounding Bartlesville
will carry their cotton and pro
duce and buy their goods and sup
plies where they' can do the best.
This it natural and commendable.
Barncsville can offer the induce
ments necessary to secure the pat
rouage of the people surrounding
us and it is particularly impor
tant at this time that the citizens
of tile little city actively work to
gether with this end in view.
ATLANTA’S RACE FOR MAYOR
From all appearances Atlanta,
our capitol city, is to have a live
ly race for mayor, (’apt. E. P.
Howell, Hon. Harvey Johnson
and ex-Mayor J.( 1. Woodward have
already announced for the posi
tion’ It lias been understood that
Hon. 11. H. Cabaniss would be a
candidate, but it seems to be
doubtful if he will enter into a
scramble for the office. He has
hundreds of friends throughout
the state who wanted to see him
elected this time. They’ think ho
is entitled to the honor from his
fellow citizens. But he is not
likely, it is said, to be a candidate
From the present list, Capt.
Howell will be picked as the win
ner. He is a strong man and will
make Atlanta as good a mayor as
any citizen of that city. Capt.
Howell’s race will be watched with
interest by' his friends all over
Georgia, and tliev expect to see
him elected by big odds.
One of the Alabama editors who
is now sight-seeing in the east, is
said to have been relieved by pick
pockets of over S4OO in cash the
other day. The next thing in or
der is for this editor to prove that
he had it and show where he got
Under the law as passed at the
last session of the Legislature, no
guano or fertiiere of any kind can
be taxed in this state when found
in the hands of the landlord or
tenant, if the lands have been
returned by the owner for taxation
on which such fertilizers are to be
WORLD WIDE MARKET
FOR GEORGIA PEACHES
Peach Growers Receiving Assistance
From the Government —The
Future More Promising.
Notwithstanding the fine mar
ket and the great popularity which
the Georgia peach already enjoys,
there are brighter prospects ahead.
The peach growers around Barnes
ville may have a greater bonanza
than they have ever dreamed of.
As is well known experiments are
now being made to ship peaches
across the ocean, and there is every
reason to believe now that these
experiments will he successful,
which will open another great
market for our peaches and give
the business a great impetus.
We reproduce the following
article on the subject from The
Washington Times which will no
doubt be read with deep interest:
1 “To carry peaches from the
orchards of Georgia to the market
I places of Europe in ten days is one
1 of the important commercial aspi
i rations of Uncle Sam. This famous
provider of all that is best is un
dertaking to introduce to the peo
ple of the old country the most
luscious product of his sunny fields
and to set the dainty fruit before
king and subject is using all the
ingenuity at his command.
Peaches must be served fresh
and fine, and if the effort now on
foot succeeds, as it almost surely
will, the trade of this country will
he greatly increased and Europe
will ho eminently worth living in.
This important trade development
is taking place under the direction
of experts apd the stimulus of
“A series of experiments are
being made by the pomologists of
the United States with the view
of placing perishable fruits on the
markets of Europe in good case
and in an alluring way. The first
consignment is now reaching the
other shore as attractive means in
cold storage are being utilized
and the utmost dispatch is enjoin
ed on all who are in any way con
nected with the enterprise.
“Professor Harold Powell the
peach expert of the division of
pomology, has been in the peach
growing section of Georgia for
several weeks. He had already'
become impressed with the idea
! that, peaches could be shipped to
i England, and went down at the
. beginning of the season to make
an attempt to set the scheme
going W hile no official reports
have been given out, it. is under
stood that the project is practi
cally' sure of success. 1 f the present
undertaking succeeds anew field
of infinite possibilities will have
Professor Powell is at Spring
Valley, Cm., near which place are
located the great orchards of J.
H. Hale A Bro. A roailroad runs
through the orchards, and several
cars of selecting peaches have been
loaded and hurried to New York
by wav of Macon, Danville and
Washington. At New York the
cars were run to the docks and the
fruit, in the ordinary crates, load
ed on a large and fast vessel. The
cargo is due in Liverpool early
this week, and is to be distributed
in various parts of England and
France as fast as possible by' ex
perienced fruit-handlers. It is ex
pected that the entire time of
transit will lie damaged in hand
ling. Full reports of the first
cargo will be made public by the
SIMILAR TKST. IN WKBT VIRGINIA.
s[r. P. H. Could, second assist
ant pomologist is in \\ est \ ir
ginia, to conduct an experiment
along the lines being followed with
the Georgia peaches. I'he Georgia
experiment is regarded as more
important, however, because the
element of distance will in that
case have its full exercise.
Refrigerator cars are used and
the fruit is iced in the same way
as the cars for New York and
Boston. One difficulty in trans
porting perishable fruit in -large
quanities has over been the ten
dency of the cold air to settle at
the bottom of the car, while the
hot air rises to the top. Great
loss has been occasioned in this
way when long distances had to
be covered. Experiments arc
being made in connection with
this enterprise with devices to
keep up tie* circulation of air by
It is stated on excellent author
ity that peaches can be grown in
half of the states in the Union;
that is, grown point. California
alone is said to be capable of pro
ducing enoungh peaches to supply
the United States. “The old
notion that the peach is a tropical
I tree and must have a warm climate
|is not well founded, ’’ says I'rofes
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1902
sor Edwin F. Smith of the division
jof pomology. “It is a tree of mid
dle latitude and does not like ex
j treme latitudes, either hot or
fIROW IN MANY SOILS.
“The same authority says that
i the peach grows well on a dozen
| varieties of soil and in many
widely scattered parts of the
! country —in loans and light pine
sands, on the clay hills of Michi
gan. in the clay or in the sand of
South Carolina and Georgia, in
California, Kansas and Florida.
Peaches grow anywhere except in
the northern part of New England
and in a small section of the
middle Northwest. The opening
of a European market is therefore
of the greatest importance and
may cause developments in various
parte of the country similar to
those which have* result in the
building up of a great industry in
“Within a radius of eight miles
of Fort Valley, Ga., there are
I,OOO,CXX) trees nearly all planted
within the last few years. The
Hale orchard, the largest in the
world, is a result of five years
work by a native of Connecticutt.
In the Ridge section of South
Carolina, there are many orchards
and the fruit-growing industry is
of vast proportions. Disease affects
the orchards at times, but the
growers and the government
experts are rapidly lessening the
danger from that source. Spring
frost is the worst foe of the
peach grower and millions are lost
every few years by freezes.
“A few years ago in the section
where peach growing is now the
main industry the care of the
orchards, such as they were de
volved generally on an old crippled
negro, who got the job on the
theory that he must be a good
man for fruit culture because lie
was not good for anything else.
Now college graduates and spe
cially trained men attend to the
trees and “bud,” prune and graft.
It is a science.
AX AMERICAN FRUIT NOW.
“Some say the peach is a native
of China and others say it came
with that other boon, the horse,
from Araby the Blessed. How
ever, it is an American fruit now,
for the people of the country have
developed it from a small, hard,
hall affair to a fair, round, exquis
ite product of the orchard, a per
fect fruit, which is loved by' glut
ton and epicure, by tradesman and
artists. America is sending it,
back now, after a few hundred
years of culture, more fair than
the pomegranates of the Holy 7
band, or any other pride of the
“The poach is indigenous to |
large areas in Europe, but grows j
no where to anything like the per
fection attained in this country.
In Paris during the great fair, the
sight of American peahes drove
the people almost wild, and they
sold at $ 1 each, and are selling at
this rate to this day. They are
put up in fancy boxes and dis
played in the finest places only.
They are shipped in very small
quantities. The peaches of France
are largely grown under glass
covers. The United States govern
ment made exhihit of apples in
large quantities at the Paris fait,
but did not do much with peaches.
A fine chance to promote trade
was lost because it had not enter-
Tlic niiin v. i.o started ,u i„n . race iii
chains and fetters would be visibly hand
icapped. No one would expect him to
succeed. The man who runs the race of
life when his
digestive and nu- (fly .
tritive organs are U p J
diseased is equally y® W
handicapped. In /l l/" 'fvyT—\
the one case his ! 'yV S j
strength is over- . iJ j
weighted, in the '-VT/ j.f J
other it is under- Vr
mined. Success r
all else a sound I I
stomach. I S I
Doctor Pierce’s I
Golden Medical \' 1
Discovery cures j \ I
diseases of the /VI
stomach and other \ b V
organs of diges- / \ 1
tion and nutrition. 1! / \i ,}
When this is done I w LjL'
food is perfectly vj) BCf
digested and as- /V
similated and the
bodv receives strength in the only wav
in which strength can tie given—bv the
nutrition derived from digested and as
"The praise l would like to give your ‘ Golden
Medical Discovery ’ 1 cannot ntter in words or
describe with pen ” writes James R. Ambrose.
Kn . ol ttoj'a Mifflin Street. Huntingdon, Pa.
"1 w.i- taken with what our physicians here
said was indigestion. I doctored with the best
around here and found no relief. I wrote to
you and von sent me a >iuestiot blank to fill out,
and 1 did so. and you then advised rae to use
Dr Pierce s Golden" Medical Discovery. 1 took
three Ironies and t felt so,good that I stopped,
being cured. L have no symptoms ot gastric
trouble or indigestion now,"
Accept ho substitute for " Golden Med
ical Discovery.” There is nothing "just
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, sent free on receipt of stamps
to cover expense of mailing on tv,
Twenty-one one-cent stamp* for the
book in paper covers, or 31 stamps for
the cloth-bound volume. Address Dr.
R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Collier Co’s. Weekly News.
One Half Price on Straw Hats.
to find comfort, even in this
sort of weather. If you’ll avail
yourself of the opportunity
you can find it right here at
Collier’s. There’s a way of
preparing for this thing or
that —just as easy to prepare
for hot weather as for cold.
We’ve made the preparation
for you —this lot of modern
...Shirts at $100...
some of last week’s receipts, or
thin underwear, straw hats,
low shoes, or what not, we’ve
This lot of madras shirts
are a bit cooler that
weights we had—more* open
then these are the new pat
terns. No better shirts sold
than these at Collier’s at SI.OO.
A light scotch homespun
suit would add lots to these
summery days—not but $lO.
Straw hats at }/ 2 price
boy’s and men’s.
J. C. Collier Cos.
ed into the minds of the men,
that peaches could be shipped in
bulk across the ocean and sold at
“She’s a peach,” is a superla
tive in the language of the
United States. It is applied to
the fair charmers of the ballroom
and the beach, to every beautiful
work of art and industry'. No
higher praise is possible from the
gilded gentlemen or from the
gamin than to say any fine thing
is a “peach” and now Uncle Sam’s
book farmers are going to conquer
the commerce of Europe with the’
popular orignal of perfection.
The Barnesville Meeting Closed.
With a large congregation the
services at the Barnesville C. M.
church closed last Wednesday
night. The meeting had been in
progress ten days and the interest
was still growing. Six members
were received there a short time
before this meeting. Eight were
received while this series was in
progress, and applications are al
ready' in hands of the pastor for
several others who will be received
at next appointment. Those re
ceived during the meeting are
Frank Shearouse, C.W. Graddick,
Sallie Graddick. Carobelle Shear
ouse, Susie Belle Holmes, Lucy
Wilson, Pearlie Y-iniug and Joe
Much good was done toward en
couraging, perfecting and estab
lishing Christians, both of our
communion and others.
A large per cent of the members
and some of other churches were
ready’ to aid in any' kind of work.
The sisters met in special prayer
service nearly every afternoon and
accomplished great good that way.
Some of the members had fast
ed part of one day before the meet
ing started. One Baptist brother
who had never fasted before, fast
ed all day for the meeting. He
testified to a great blessing from
■it to his own soul. Several fasted
some while the meeting was in i
The Barnesville C. M. church
has much to praise God for. and
seems destined to wield a saving
influence in that enterprising
town. —The Watchman, Milner.
COLLIER CO’S. WEEKLY NEWS
we offer till sold, all wash dress
goods that have been 6,7, and Bc,
all at once, price 4 cents.
All!wash dress goods, that have
All wash dress goods that have
been 22, 25 and 35 cents, choice
now at 13 cents.
• r* -
Nine thousand bundles of rem
nants at less than half price.
All summer goods must be clean
ed out, and it will be money in your
purse to visit this store.
Cut prices are for cash.
J. C. Collier Cos.
■q’nPFC: West side Main st —Dry Goods, Furniture.
I\\ U bIUKLs ■ East side Main street —Clothing, Shoes.
J MIDSUMMER |
Every piece of goocte in our house in summer
fabrics must be closed out. We must have the room
for our fall stock, Prices not considered’ to
close out all Odds and Ends- In'Wash goods,
Dress goods, Drop Stitch Hosiery, Fans,Belts, Para
sols and man}' other goods too numerous to mention.
A few more pairs of Odds and Ends in Slippers
left. All this season’s goods to be closed out
at a very low price.
We are closing out all summer Millinery at
about half price. We never carry over Millinery.
You can find in our stock the latest novelties at
very low prices.
A. L. MILLS.
£y\\f Give Green Trading Stamps With All Cash Purchases.