THURSDAY, AUGUST ji, 1899.
m> COUNTY SCHOOL
At a meeting of the board of edu
cation held in July Mr. Edward El
der, County School Commissioner,
stated that in view of certain state
ments reflecting upon his administra
tion currently circulated, he desired
to submit a complete itemized state
ment with books and vouchers to the
board for full investigation.
At subsequent meetings held by
tie board this investigation has been
in progress and terminated YVednes
dhy ot last week. The board found
that all the money received by the
commissioner has been accounted for
as shown by the books and vouchers
and they were found to be correct.
The investigation took a broad and
general scope and covered the admin
istration of all school matters, which
were subjebted to rigid scrutiny. The
general administration of Mr. Elder
as brought out was most creditable
to him and to the county and demon
strated his faithful and intelligent
supervision. It showed that in the
matter of school buildings and equip
ment Pike had made marked im
provement, and it now ranks in this
particular as the seventh county in
the state, excluding from the com
parison the city counties.
It was also shown that the school
aflairs were so managed that Pike
county had more children enrolled
according to its school population and
the largest average attendance as
compared with the enrollment of any
of the nine counties surrounding Pike
county. In the matter of payment
of teachers and other claims for this
year and last year in the total dis
bursement of about $19,000, Mr.
Elder claimed, and showed by sum
mary presented in evidence, that fully
90 per cent was paid out within 15
days from the date the money was
received, 5 per cent additional within
30 days and the balance beyond 30
days witlf explanation in detail for
such delayed payments, and with ex
planation submitted for his interpre
tation of the law regulating monthly
payments which only involved the
partial payment on March 1899, a
very small percentage of the entire
amount. In this matter of payment
to teachers, while the majority of the
board acknowledged general prompt -
ness, they thought there had been
neglect in payment to some teachers
and for these payments it was their
judgement that Mr. Elder should be
In all other items canvassed by the
board in the investigation, the major
ity of the board voted a complete
vindication and they hold him in
highest esteem and believe he has by
his supervision proven his efficiency
Two members of the board, Messrs.
Barrett and Smith, were not satisfied
with the decision reached by the ttta
jority of the Board, Messrs. Beau
champ, Turner and Howell, and there
is prospect that the two members not
satisfied will appeal. There appears
to be no good reason why there should
-be any appeal as the board here at
home has given a most protracted,
deliberate and rigid investigation of
the matters involved, and their judge
ment should be accepted.
The fact of the business is, it seems
to be a prevailing opinion among
some people that the fight on Mr.
Elder is made with the purpose of
getting him out of the office to make
room for another. The school situa
tion in Pike county shows that Mr.
Elder has made one of the best com
missioners in Georgia.
FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS A
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has been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success.
I It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and is
the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferers
fcnmediately. Sold by Druggists in
•yery part of the world at 25 cents a
tattle. Be sure and ask for Mrs
Winslow’s So'Hhing Syrup, and take
. other kind.
Preaching Services Sunday.
Preaching services were held Sun
day in all the churches of Barnesville.
Rev. W. S. Stevens, pastor of the
Methodist church, was away on a va
cation, but his pulpit was filled at
both services by Rev. B. H. Tram
mel, whose sermons were listened to
attentively by good congregatious.
Rev. F. R. Graves preached two
good sermons at the Presbyterian
church, this being one of his regular
Dr. J. M. Brittain, who has just
returned from a very enjoyable vaca
tion, was warmly welcomed by the
congregations at the Baptist church
and his sermons were a source of
much pleasure to all who heard them.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, )
I.ucas County. j" ss '
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is the setiior partner of the firm of
F. J Cheney & Cos., doing business
in the City of Toledo, County and
State aforesaid, and that said firm
will pay the sum of ONE HUN
DRED DOLLARS for each and ev
ery case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall’s Catarrh
Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this 6th day of De
cember, A. I). 1886.
j~j A.YV. GASLON,
i —j Notary Public-
Jlalls* Catarrh Cure is taken intern,
ally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall’s Family Pills are the best.
All persons indebted to the estate
of E. F. Martin lately deceased, are
requested to make payment at once
and all persons having claims against
said estate are requested to present
them for settlement.
B. I). Martin, Executor.
Milner, Ga., Aug. 9, 1899. 4t
“Labor Day Celebration, Atlanta,
Ga., September 4th, ’99” The Cen
tral of Geargia Railway will sell ex
cursion tickets on half rate, to Atlanta
Ga., and return; September 3rd and
4th, limited to September sth, 1899
CITY MARKET CO.
New Firm; New Style of Doiug
We have opened in the store for
merly occupied by W. B. Veal a first
class, up to date in every respect
market business, where we will keep
on hand at all times fresh meats of
every description, fish, oysters, etc.
We except by strict attention to the
wants of the people to merit a goodly
share of the public patronage.
We will run in connection with our
market a first class restaurant, and
with the very best the market affords,
good cooks, polite waiters and our
personal attention, to give the public
generally what has long been needed
—a first class restaurant. Meals at
all hours. City Market Cos.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
My farm one mile from Piedmont.
E\cellent improvements with plenty
water, great variety of fruit. For
further information apply to,
Mrs. Mattie A. Dickey.
TO CLEANSE THE l\ r STEM
Effectually yet gently, when costive
or bilious, to permanently overcome
habitual constipation, to awaken the
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them,
to dispel headaches, colds, or fevers,
use Syrup of Fig*, made by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Cos.
Dr. Hunt Preaches Sunday.
Dr. Rolfe Hunt, pastor trt the
Congregational Methodist church will
preach in the Presbyterian church
Sunday afternoon next aft 3 o'clock.
All are invited to attend the service.
BuCK.I.EN S ARNICA SALVE.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rhemr.,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands
Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or
no pay required. It is guaranteed
to give perfect satisfaction or money
refunded. Price-a 5 cents pffbox fbr
sale by W, A. Wright
Cleanses the System
Dis£ £ clldS'^'-^hes®^
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Petition for Charter.
Georgia ( To the Honorable Super-
Pike County f ior Court of said Ceunty.
The petition of ,1. M. Pound, G. E.
Huguley, W. B. Smith, A. Pierce Kemp,
F. M. Stafford, Otis A. Murphey, B. H.
llardy, J. It. Deavours, J. Q. Nash, G. F.
Olipliaut. Mrs. Otis A. Murphey, Mrs.
J. F. Neeley, Mrs. J. L. Kennedy, Mrs.
W. A. Prout, Mrs. E. L, Rogers, Mrs.
W. B. Smith, Mrs. J. C. Collier, Mrs. W.
M. Howard, Mrs. C. O. bummers, Mrs.
J. W. Reeves and Mrs. A. M. Lambdin
respectfully shows unto this honorable
court that they and their successors in
office desire and petition to he incorpor
ated as the Barnesville Library Associa
tion, situated and located in the Town
of Barnesville, Pike County, Georgia,
witli the right to sue and be sued, to
purenase and sell, lease or rent real es
tate, for the purpose and use .of said
Petitioners also ask for power and au_
t-n ity to buy, lease or ren t and to sub
scribe for such hooks, periodicals, jour
nals, papers, and other literature such
as they desire or wish for the ue an< l
benefit sa > ( l Library Association.
The Barnesville Library Association
is not o r S an ' z ed for the purpose of gain
or profit, hut for the pleasuro of peti
tioners and Hie benefit of the citizens of
tlie town of Barnesville.
Petitioners ask for power and author
ity to adopt such constitution and by
law's within the scope of their charter,
as they may deem necessary to conduct
and manaire said Libray Association.
And petitioners pray the court to grant
the foregoing application for charter
when tin; law in such cases lias been
JOHN F. REDDING,
All Old Negro Dies.
Solomon Jones an old negro was
109 years old, died at his home in
Barnesville a few days ago. His wife
survives him at the age of 97 years.
Few people live to be so old as these
T* My Customers.
My shop has been closed but is
now open. I have a first class Bar
ber. Call and sec him. lam im
proving and hope be out soon.
P. M. Edwards,
• The Barber.
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hall's great discovery.
One small bottle of Hall’s Great
Discovery cures all Kidney and
Bladder troubles, removes gravel,
cures Diabetis, Seminal Emissions,
weak and lame backs. Rheumatism
and all irregularities of the kidneys
and bladder in both men and women.
Regulates bladder troubles in children.
If not sold by your druggist will be
sent by mail on receipt of sl. One
small bottle is two month's treatment
and will cure any case above men
tioned. E. W. Hall.
St. Louis, Mo, formerly Waco, Tex.
Sold by W. A. Wright, Bamesville.
Temple Texas. April 16,, 1899. —
I have used Hall’s Great Discovery
for bladder and kidney trouble, and
; would not take a thousand dollars
for the benefit received from using
one bottle. I feel that I am per
W. R. Tyler, D. D. S.,
Formerly of Bamesville.
Any druggist will sell you a bottle
6f Dr. Tichenor’s Antiseptic for 50c.
and tell you what it is good for free
of -charge and “donYyou forget it.”
Our buyers are now in new York City buying heavily in all
lines. No merchant in any small lown will be able to compete
with us now, All merchandise will be bought in case lots, as our
two stores can easily handle any size case and this is a saving of
Ten To Twenty Five Per Cent.
we are well prepared to go into a cut-price war and you can
look out for the greatest war in the DRY GOODS trade that has
ever occurred in Barnesville,
This department, as usual in the past, will be well cared for
Miss Rogers, of Atlanta, Ga., a young lady of six years experience will
trim for us. She comes well recommended and we assure the trade
that they can rely on millinery work of the latest style. Watch our store
this season as surprises that will be shocking to our competitors are
J. C. Collier Cos.
Barnesville’s Only Department Store.
Milner’s Ginnery is ready for the cotton season* All the.
Machinery Oyer Hauled and the Best Sample and Best Turnout
Guaranteed, I have presse for packing the
SQUAre and Round Bale
Whichever the customer may want, Bring me all your Cotton and
I will give you prompt satisfactory service,
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I will run a warehouse this season on the lot next to my ginnery. Only 1o cents a
bale charged the farmer for weighing, Mr. Fayette Bush is scalesman and Mr. W. H. El
lington salesman. We have every facility for advancing your interests by dealing with us.
Let us handle vour cotton. lam also prepared to pay the highest market price for cotton
seed and want to buy all seed brought to Barnesville.
I solicit your patronage,
J. B. P. niLNER.
Notice is hereby given that there
will be introduced, at the next session
of the Georgia legislature, a bill to
amend the charter of the town of
Bamesville as follows: To change
the corporate name of said town from
“The Mayor and Council of Barnes
ville” to “The City of Bamesville, ’’
and to grant the corporate authorities
of said town power as follows; to in
crease the term of imprisonment or j
penal servitude for the violation of
‘ordinances from 30 days to 90 days;
to establish a board of commissioners
to control and operate the water
works and electric light plant; to col
lect dues for water and lights by issu
ing fi fas instanter, as for taxes; and
to punish trespassers upon the prop
er) - of the city’s water works and
electric plant, for damage thereto, or
pollution of water within one mile of
the corporate limits. Aug. 25, 1899.
The Mayor and Council
The girl is the mother ot the woman
just as “the boy is the father of the
man.” The period when the womanly
functions begin is one to be caretully
watched and considered. Irregular
ity or derangement at this time may
be promptly met and cured by the
use of Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescrip
tion. But neglected at the critical
period may entail years of future suf
fering. “Favorite Prescription” acts
directly upon the womanly organs
giving them perfect vigor and abun-
Idant vitality. It removes the obstruc
-1 tions to health and happiness and de
livers womanhood from the cruel bond
age of “female weakness.”
You pay the postage. Dr. Pierce’s
gives you the book. The People’s
Common Sense Medical Adviser,
1008 pages, 700 illustrations is sent
free on receipt of stamps to defray
cost ot mailing only. Send 21 one
cent stamps for the paper bound book
or 3 1 stamps for cloth bound. Ad
dress Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
S Mnt fe _jf Tri Kim! Yw Hiw Untji BcugM
J. C. COLLIER,
F. M. STEPHENS,
A. J. STEPHENS.
NEWNAN.GA. , j
John Lee, the laundryman, has
moved his laundry establishment to
the little house on Zebulon street just
opposite Smith's coffin house. Carry
him your laundry there and he will do
you good work.
195 acres of land 3 miles east of
Barnesville on Forsyth road. A good
6 room dwelling, good barn, 3 good
tenant houses. Terms and price rea
sonable. Titles perfect.
B. F. Perdue.
Tonr Work Solicited.
I solicit electrical work, wiring
ho'ises, replacing fixtures, etc. Calls
answered promptly and satisfactory
work done. I carry a good line at
electric supplies. j
Garland Seamans. J
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pkfr** Add. SvptUdc H.mrdy Cos. C*le*o * nTT.