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, has almost
doubled in volume. The people appreciate 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 yur 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 two 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. in. 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.
Mr. J. L. Forrest, of Thomaston, was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. W. R. Jones, a prominent citizen
of Culloden, was in the city Tuesday.
Mr. Thos. E. Whittle, of Macon, was
the guest of friends here a short while
Mr. J. M. Martin spent Saturday and
Sunday withJMusella friends, returning
Mr. S. B. Burr, Jr., who has been
visiting relatives here for several weeks
left TtTesday for an extended trip on
Miss Musie Hudson left yesterday
for Atlanta. She will spend several
weeks with relatives before returning
A game of baseball was played at the
park Tuesday afternoon between the
Thomaston street and Greenwood
street teams. The result was Thomas
ton street 16, Greenwood street 10.
Mr. Joe Franklin and Miss Bertha
Mae Franklin who have been the guests
of Mrs. G. W. Speigle for several days,
were called to their home in Atlanta
yesterday by a telegram announcing
the death of their mother. Mrs. Speigle
accompanied them home. The great
est sympathy is extended to them in
Miss Eva Harris, accompanied by her
physician, Dr. A. I’. Kemp, left yester
day morning for Thomaston where she
foes to visit her sister, Mrs. IV. J.
osey. Dr. Kemp returned yesterday
afternoon and stated that Miss Harris
stood the trip well. Her many friends
will be glad to know that she is rapid
ly regaining her health.
l In summer can be prevented
I Its as beneficial In summer as
In winter. If you are weak or
run down. It will build you up.
Send for free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists.
1 400-415 Pearl Street, New York.
, yic. and $1.00; all £ _
Mr. E. Rumble, of Goggans, was
mingling with friends here Tuesday.
Mr. J. Lawrence Hunt is spending
several days in Culloden this week.
Miss Wilbur Walker, of Collier’s, is
the attractive guest of Miss Leila Col
Mrs. Bettie Middlebrooks, of The
Rock, was the guest of friends and rel
atives here Monday.
Shoats for sale.—Your pick at
my price or my pick at your price. Wil
Mr. John Segars was in the city a
short while Monday enroute to Thom
Master Holland Hammond is spend
ing sometime in Macon, visiting his
aunt, Mrs. T. E. Murphey.
Miss Annie Lambdin left Monday for
The Rock where she will spend several
days with relatives and friends.
Miss Christine Evatt returned Mon
day evening to her home in Atlanta,
after a pleasant visit to Miss Lavender.
Little Miss Mary Anderson who has
been visiting relatives at Willard, Ga.,
returned home Tuesday to the delight
of her many friends.
Miss Elen Dewberry, of Forsyth, ar
rived in the city Tuesday and is the
I guest of Mrs. Z. T. Evans at her home
on Elm street.
Mr. Allen Thurman returned home
last week from Zebulon and other
towns in the county where he has been
spending several weeks.
Mrs. J. T. Howard, of Willard. Ga.,
arrived in the city Tuesday and is the
guest of her brother, Mr. D. L. Ander
son, at his home on Zebulon street.
Mr. Jno. L. Kespess, who is in the
agricultural business at Mayfield, Ga.,
spent several days in the city the past
week with the family of his father, Mr.
W. T. Respess, on Thomaston street.
John has many friends in Barnesville
who rejoice to learn of hig success.
THE BARNESVILLE NEWS-GAZETTE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1902.
Miss MittieLee returned to her home
in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. D. L. Caldwell is spending a
few days with relatives at Yatesville.
Mr. P. H. Maddux spent Tuesday at
Forsyth in the interest of his business
Remember Wilkinson’s guarantee on
shoes, and try him when you need
Miss Ida Bennett left Saturday for
for Griffin to be absent from the c ity
several days, visiting friends and rela
Miss Lula Howell who has been the
much admired guest of friends and
relatives at Hampton returned home
Wilkinson is from 5c to 25c on the
dollar cheaper. Why waste money?
Trade with him and save money.
Miss Lilly Cooper returned home
Saturday afternoon from Augusta and
other points, where she has been visit
ing for the past three weeks.
Messrs. C. O. and Wap Summers
went over to Pine Mountain Springs
Saturday afternoon and spent Sunday
very pleasantly, returning home Sun
Messers. Shi Gray and Jackson Bush
spent Thursday of last week in Macon
standing examinations for the offices
they have been recently elected to in
the Barnesville Blues. Mr. Gray was
elected captain arid Mr. Bush 2nd lieu
tenant. It will be several days before
they will know their marks but both
are certain they passed.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M McLean, of New
Orleans, arrived in the city several
days ago, and are now visiting family
of Mrs. Missouri Cole, on Zebulon
street. Mrs. McLean will be remem
bered by her friends here as Mrs. Pat
rick, but about a year ago was married
in New Orleans, and since then has
i been residing there. They will leave
, today for their home.
A Delightful Evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gardner enter
tained Tuesday evening at the tln-ir
home on Forsyth street in honbr of
their guest, Miss Annie Noyes, of
The invited guest assembled at half
past eight o’clock and were soon having
a nice time. Several games were played
after which delightful refreshments
were served. At a late hour the guest
dispersed to their homes after having
enjoyed a most delightful evening.
Among the guest were : Misses Annie
Noyes, of Brunswick, Violet Menkee,
of Cartersville, Carrie Elder Rosa 1 lam
mond, Helen Wilkinson, Kate Smiley,
Grace Porch, Leila Collier, Nell Smiley,
Grace Woodward and Lucille Mitchell.
Messrs. Walter Marshburn, Freeman
Lifsey, Hundley Blackburn, Warren
Woodward, George Elder, Ed Howard,
Walter Middlebrooks, Kendall Ross,
Clarence Collier, Cliff Curry, Claud
There will be a primary election on
Saturday, August 23d, inst., to nomi
nate three Aldermen to serve two years
and one Dispensary Commissioner to
serve three years.
W. C. Stafford,
W. M. Howard,
W. P. Holmkh,
H. P. Powei.l,
Bean the The Kind You Have Always Bought
Tlie Sail Story of Johnnie ami Ills I jit -
Johnnie had a little mule,
His hoofs were hard as rock ;
He used to hitch that donkey up
And drive him round the block.
One day the little donkey stopped.
And wouldn’t move a shoe ;
So Johnnie got his pen-knife out
And pricked him just a few.
Now when the donkey felt that knife
He moved himself, you bet,
And Johnnie, he moved, too, he did,
They haven’t found him yet.
—B AIINKSVI 1.1.K1 an.
Mr. I. C. Collier was a visitor here
Saturday from Piedmont.
Mr. M. G. Howard was the guest of
Forsyth relatives Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Willis, of Milner,
were the guests of relatives here Sun
Messers. John Holmes and George
Mitchell spent Sunday with relatives
Mr. H. H. Hammond, of Thomaston,
spent Sunday in the city with the fam
ily of Mr. John 'l'. Hunt.
Miss Nettie Perdue left yesterday for
her home in Jonesboro where she will
spend several weeks on a vacation.
Mr. J. L. Pitts returned Monday
from Newborn, (Ja., where he lias been
spending several days with relatives.
20 lbs best granulated sugar for a $1
when you buy another dollar’s worth
of general merchandise at Wilkinson’s.
Mrs. Mittie Wright is spending some
time in Dalton,(la., Chattanooga, Tenn.
and Lookout Mountain and other places
Misses Winnie Mae and Fannie Hill,
of Macon, passed through the city Sat
urday enroute to Mt. Airy, Ga., where
they will spend several weeks.
After a pleasant vacation of several
weeks, Miss Velicia LeSeuer has re
sumed her duties as saleslady at the
store of Mr. A. L. Mills.
Messers. A. J. Evans and M. L.
Janies, two of Fort Valley’s hustling
young business men, have been in the
city several days past buying peaches.
Misses Annie Kate and Ruth Smith
returned home Saturday from Griffin
where they have been the guests of
Mrs. J. W. Gresham for several days.
Miss Jackie Carswell after an extend
ed visit to friends and relatives at
Wadlcy, returned home several days
ago. Her stay was a most enjoyable
Wanted 1IX) bushels of seedling
peach seed. Will pay 40c bushel cash,
or 50c in trade. Yv. K.Wiueixsox,
Miss Ida Hamil, the popular sales
lady at the Pitts-Gray Cos., left Monday
morning for Atlanta, where she will
spend several weeks with friends and
Mr. Ileidt Shearouse, who holds a
position with the Central railroad at.
Macon, came up Sunday morning and
spent the day very pleasantly with the
family of his father, Mr. A. J. Shea/*
Messers. Clifford Curry and George!
Elder returned Friday from *Swains
boro where they played Thursday with
the Swainsboro baseball team against
Wadley. The result of the score was
Swainsboro 11, Wadley 7.
Mr. C. L Butler who was up to Au
gust the first with the firm of S. M.
Marshburn, has severed his connection
with that firm and has accepted a situ
ation in the dry goods store of A. L.
Mills. Mr. Butler is an experienced
salesman, and invites his friends to
call around to see him.
Mr. B. F. Perdue, of Lamont, was in
the city Monday.
Mr. Dave Burns, of Forsyth, spent
Sunday in the city.
Mr. W. Flournoy, of Griffin, spent
Thursday in the city.
Mr. John H. Andrews, of Forsyth,
spent Saturday in the city.
Mr. James McCowen, of Forsyth,was
a visitor here Thursday last.
Mrs. W. A. Hancock is the guest of
relatives in Atlanta this week.
Judge Howard Van Epps, of Atlanta,
was a prominent visitor here Monday.
Mr. I. K. Norman, of McDonough,
spent Thursday here as the guest of
M. Cornelle Marchman, of The
Rock was the guest of friends here
Mr. Jack Mitchell, of Zebulon, was
the guest of Mr. John Holmes Thurs
Miss Flossie Sandwich, of Thomas
ton, was the guest friends here a short
Messrs. Ralph McKnight, Henry
Freeman and James Norton, of Senoia,
spent Thursday in the city.
Miss Annie Hardin who is visiting
tlie family of Mr E. S. Murphey,spent
Sunday with friends in Macon,
Mr. Robert Middlebrooks, of The
Rock, was a visitor here Monday.
Mr. Frank Drewery, of Griffin, visit
ed friends here Sunday afternoon.
For Sale —My house Oil Brown ave
nue. 4 rooms, brand new. Will sell
cheap. O. N.Gkboo.
Mrs. Matthew Grace spent Monday
most pleasantly with relatives and
friends in Macon.
Mrs. R.G. Matthews returned home
Sunday from Toccoa, where she has
been spending several weeks with rel
Mrs. J. W. Gresham, of Griffin,came
down Saturday to visit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Smith, on Zebulon
Mrs. 11. J. Gardner, of Eatonton, ar
rived in the city Saturday and is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. S. E. Dusen
burry, on Holmes street.
Granulated Sugar 18 lbs SI.OO, H.!£ lbs
50c, 4*4 I1)h 25c. 20 lbs for SI.OO when
you buy another dollars worth of some
thing else at the same time. No devi
Mrs. J. A. Dunwoody and two bright
little children, of Macon, arrived in
the city Friday and will spend several
weeks here at the home of Mrs, E, C.
Misses Edith Mercier, Lizzie Thur
man, Mary Minhinette, Mrs. F. M.
Murphey, and Messers. B. M. Turner,
J. L. Hunt, Jr., M. M. Thurman and F.
M. Murphey composed a party to Pine
Mountain Springs Sunday.
Mr. Leon Porch left Friday for For
syth when: he has accepted a position
With the Forsyth Mercantile Cos. Mr.
Porch has been with Maddux A Cos.
for several months and his friends re
gret to see him leave, but wish him
much success at Forsyth,
Miss Lilly Turner returned Friday
from the summer school at Knoxville,
Tenn., where there were in attendance
over two thousand teachers from all
over the South. Sue was greatly pleas
ed with her stay and studies there and
thinks the school of vast benefit to
teachers. 1 Her friends have given her
a cordial welcome home.
Mr. Frank Foster of Horne was in
the city Friday.
Low prices on pants, shirts, overalls
Mr. 11. H. Gray made a business trip
to Atlanta Tuesday.
Mr. Clifford Zellner of Brent spent
Thursday in the city.
Mr. R. S. Dupree, of Zebulon, spent
Thursday in the city.
Mr. T. W. Cochran was a yisitor to
Thomaston last week.
Mr. M. G. Harrison, of Zebulon, was
a visitor here Thursday.
Mr. W. B. Ingram, of Brent, spent
Thursday last in the city.
Mr, Robert Zellner, of Strouds, was
a visitor here Thursday.
Mr. Z. T. Abercrombie was a visitor
here Friday from Strouds.
Mr. Joe Wooten, of Strouds, spent
Saturday in the city with friends.
Mr. Jos. B. Fleming, of Johnston
ville, was a visitor here Saturday.
Sheriff F. M. Garner, of Thomaston,
was in the city a short while Friday.
Miss Laura West, of Cuthbert, pass
ed through the cite Saturday enroute
to her home from Knoxville, Tenn.
Mr. W. C. Holmes, of Atlanta, spent
Thursday in the city, the guest of rel
Sheriff John H. Milner, of Zebulon,
was a spectator at the baseball game
Editor Sidney Green, of Zebulon,was
in the city Thursday to witness the
For Sale* • A wheel invalid chair.
For particulars apply to P. (, Box No.
9, BarpesviUe, Ga.
Col. E. A. Stephens left F’ridgy for
Indian Springs, where he will spend
several days on a vacation.
Quite a crowd of Forsythians came
up Thursday to witness the Barnes- 1
ville-Forsyth baseball game.
Mrs. W. A. Wright has returned from
an extended visit to relatives and
friends in Blue Ridge, Ga.
Mrs. J. G. Smith returned home
Thursday after a pleasant stay of sev
eral days with her daughter, Mrs. J.W.
Gresham, in Griffin.
Mr. John A. Darwin, General Man
ager of The Mutual Life Insurance As
sociation of Georgia, was a prominent
visitor here Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Humphrey left
today for Indian Springs where they
will spend several days before return
ing to the city.
Miss Annie Noyes, of Griffin, arrived
in the city Friday and is the charming
guest of Mrs. J. W. Gardner at her
home on Forsyth street.
Mrs. G. W. Swann who has been vis
iting the family of Mr 1 , M. G. Howard
for several weeks, left Friday for her
home in Suminerlield, Ga,
Mrs. Sal lie Goldsmith and two little
children left Friday for their home in
Atlanta, after having - spent several
days here with relatives and friends.
Col. J C. Elder, of Atlanta, spent
several days of last week in the city
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Elder. Col. Elder is practicing law in
Atlanta and is making a brilliant suc
Mr. J. L. Hunt, wiio was recently at
Strouds, says rains have been plentiful
in that section and crops there are fine.
The good seasons about two
miles out from Barnesville and extend
all the way to Strouds.