VOLUME 4, ISO. 15
DEATH OF MRS. MARY
MAFFETT, AGE 88
Mrs. Mary Maffet, who was per
il aps the oldest woman in Barow
county, died last Saturday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Stew
art with whom she was living, be
ing the mother of Mrs. Stewart.
Mrs. Maffett was a remarkable
old womanin in that she had lived
to th<; age of near 89 years, was
the mother of fifteen children, 11
of whom are still living and' hqr
mind still clear and active up to
She was noted for her good
works and deeds of love and ser
vice to the afflicted in the com
munity where most of her mar
ried life was spent and where she
was hurried last Sunday after
noon, at Rock Springs cemetery,
between Buford and Lawrence
ville. A large concourse of peo
ple attended the burial of this
good old woman and all of the 11
living children were present to
pay the last tribute of love to
their sainted mother.
'The burial service was con
ducted by Rev. R. E.Moss,of 'Win
der, pastor of the Christian
church, Mrs. MafFett being a
.member of the First Christian
church of z\tlanta.
She was the mother of Messrs.
B. F. and 1). W. Maffett and Mrs.
j Hardigree, of this city.
Such lives as hers are always a
blessing to humanity and a beau
tiful example to the world of ma
ternal duty and loyal service to
BACK FROM FRANCE.
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Mr. E. AY. Greeson was in Win
der last Friday to meet his son,
Henry Greeson, who reached here
that afternoon from France.
Henry makes a fine looking sol
dier and when he and his father
met at the depot there was great
rejoicing, lie is one of Barrow
county’s young men who crossed
the ocean to help perpetuate lib
erty and these young men deserve
our gratitude and admiration.
AYe felt good for this father
and son when they met. Mr. E.
AY. Greeson is one of our splendid
citizens and his son Henry is a
young man who has done his du
ty and his father is proud of him.
MISS LUCY MOORE, OF BETH
On Sunday of last week the
spirit of Miss Lucy Moore ,of
thlehem, wended its way to the
Home above and that section of
Barrow lost one of the best and
oldest women .
She lived with her brother, Mr.
John P. Moore at the old horn
stead where she was reared and
where she had resided during her
long life of 88 years.
Miss Moore was a sister of Prof.
J. L. Moore, of Bethlehem, and
also of J. J. and R. B. Moore, of
"Winder, and she also leaves four
sisters, Miss Sarah Moore, Mrs.
Ellington, Mrs. Sims, and'Mrs.
Sorrells, she being the oldest
one of the family . Her funeral
and burial was at the old family
cemetery near Bethlehem on Mon
day of last week.
MISSIONARY INSTITUTE AT
Tuesday, April 15th, the Wom
an 'te. Missionary Institute for this
section of Georgia, W. M. U. work
will have its annual session at the
First Baptist church.
A most interesting program has
been arranged, a large number of
delag).tes will be present. Lunch
served in church parlors. All the
in the city cordially invit
ed to the entire days session.
THE BARROW TIMES
Sheriff Camp a n d Chief of Po
lice Hill captured a still inside
the incorporate limits of Winder
last Saturday night.
There was no corn juice with
the still but indications were that
there would have been soon had
these vigilant officers failed to
Sheriff Camp and Sim Hill are
trying to do their duty as officers
and if things go wrong it is not
because they are n ot making an
effort to catch violators of the
ON A VISIT TO HIS OLD
Mr. "W. J. Hosch, a former resi
dent of this county, but now a sue
cessful business man at Carbon,
Hill, Ala., has ben spending a few
days here visiting his mother,
brothers and other realitives and
While here he jjad his name en
rolled as a reader of the Barrow
Times for the next twelve months
so as to keepin touch with his na
tive county and his old friends.
lie is a large dealer in furniture
and The Times is proud to know
he has prospered in his adopted
town and state.
Mr. M. G. Harbin, of near
Iloschton, was in Winder
Monday and renewed his sub
scription to the Times for another
year, lie had the misfortune to
lose his wife last fall with influ
enza and has been in bad health
for several months from the re-i
suits of the same terrible disease.
The many friends of Mrs. Geo.
Turpin are delighted to know she
is at home from Dr. Noble’s San
itarium and hope she will soon be
Dr. Adams, of Bethlehem, was
in Winder a short while Wednes
day afternoon en route home af
ter visiting several patients. As
an indication how that part of
Barrow' county tries to carry out
the injunction to multiply and re
plenish the earth, the genial doc
tor informed us that a little girl
was born Wednesday to Mr. and
Mrs. Bullock, of the Argonne com
munity', where they have recent
ly built a fine school house. This
makes the 20th birth this year
where the doctor has attended.
ENROLL THE BOYS AND
GIRLS IN THE CLUBS.
Let us again urge the parents
everywhere in Barrow county to
put their boys, and girls in club
work, and do it without, delay.
These clubs afford the present gen
eration of boys and girls, a really
wonderful opportunity—an oppor
tunity for gaining knowledge a
bout agriculture,, livestock, and
home economics and home man
agement that their parents never
enjoyed. .If we mistake not, these
clubs are. going to. make of our
farm boys and girls a mighty fine
To keep children out of these
clubs means denying, them, the
right to. developement—shutting
the door of knowledge and hope
to them.. . To. encourage them to
join means giving them the oppor
tunity. to rank, among the lead
ers of the next generation of farm
men and women.
.. Let us appeal to you, then, Bar
row county parents, to talk this
matter over with your boys and
girls, and. then. see. your local
tea or county: agent about get
ting them enrolled. This a mat
ter of great importance to your
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF BARROW COUI'TY
WINDER. BARROW COUNTY, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 10. 1010
GENERAL WILLIAM WILSON. OF THE
UNITED STATES ARMY, STOPS OVER
IN WINDER A FEW HOURS
HE IS COMMANDER AT CAMP WADSWORTH, AND THE ONLY
SURVIVING GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF N. Y.
General William Wilson, com
mander at Ca m p Wadsworth,
Spartenburg, S. C., accompanied
by Mrs. Wilson, his daughter and
son, and Mrs. Dr. H. G. Carnes, of
Atlanta, stopped over in our little
city for a few hours last Tuesday,
en route from Atlanta to Spartan
Winder considered it a great
honor to have these distinguish
ed visitors, and had it been k n own
in time, they were to be here a
real genuine- Southern welome
would have been extended and
the best things our city possessed
placed at their disposal.
General and Mrs. Wilson are
charming in their manner and ex
children. . Enroll them now.
Purpose of Club Work.
1. To teach improved methods
of agriculture, putting science in
to practice and introducing im
2. To facilitate the teaching of
agricultural subjects in the rural
3. To encourage the spirit of
co-operation and team work and
to develope leadership, all of
which are so much needed in the
solution of many of the problems
incident to farm life. To devel
ope a generation of farmers who
4. To give the boy an opportun
itv to learn business methods and
make money for himself, and to
encourage a business partnership
between the boy and his father.
5. To give farm boys a broad
vision of the advantages and pos
ibilities of life on the farm and to
develope in them an ambition and
an inspiration to build in the ru
ral South a civilation that will
meet demands of physical, the so
cial. the moral and intellectual
Miss Dillard, Home Economies
Teacher, and myself are now mak
ing a canvass over our county to
get boys and girls in the club
work and at an early date the
time will be up to enroll members.
If you have not already joined one
or more of the clubs, boys and
girls, be sure and do so at an early
date. Give your teacher your
name and state what club you
wish to join or see or write Miss
Dillard or me.
We hope and expect to do some
good club work in our county this
year and all the boys and girls
that have joined up to date are
going into the work with that aim.
Thanking you, I am,
Yours for service,
AY. HILL IIOSCH,
County Agricultural Agent, Win
AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL.
Honor Roll of the Primary Dept.
Pupils who made 90 per cent
and above in daily recitations.
Kennit Daniel, Harry Lee
AYages, Robert Parks, J. O. Boss.
Hazel Giles, Nettie Ethridge,
Rochelle Hutchins, Erma Parr.
Julia Mae Peppers.
MRS.J.B. BROOKSHER, Teacher
Aliss Nina Stewart and
Ernest Sims, and Air. and Airs
John Sununerour motored to Jef
ferson and Commerce Sunday
ceedingly gracious a n d courte
ous to those with whom they come
He had been to Atlanta to un
dergo an operation an while there
he and Mrs. Wilson were the
guests of Dr. and Mi’s. Carnes.
They were returning to Camp
Wadsworth Tuesday and were
accompanied by Mrs. Carnes as
far as Athens.
General Wilson is the only sur
viving general of the National
Guardof New York, which is his
The Times editor greatly en
joyed a brief interview with him
and the pleasant meeting with
the charming ladies of the party.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Thurmond
and Miss Cattie Burson and Mr.
Rov Burson, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ross.
Mrs. John 11. Wages spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. B. P.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and
Mrs. Jim Ethridge attended ser
vices at Harmony Grove Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Will Carrol spent
Sunday at Iloschton with Mr.
and Airs. Hudson.
Mr. Juan R. Thurmond, is
spending shitfe time with his sis
ter, Mrs. E. L. Ross, of this place.
Mr. John Wood spent Mon
day in Winder.
Mrs. E. L. Ross spent Wednes
day in AA’inder shopping.
Miss Garmon Anderson spent
the week-end at home.
Mrs. Richard Davis, of Dacu
la. spent Monday with her sister,
Mrs. John 11. Wages.
Dr. John T. Wages spent Sun
day at home.
Mrs. J. T. Wages spent Mon
day with her sister, Mrs. Pink
Flanigan at Winder.
The friends of Clifford Jordan
are glad to see him at home again
Mrs. 11. J. Peppers spent Satur
day in Winder shopping.
Mis. Jim Walls spent Satur
day in Winder.
Mr. and Mrs. Yenden Kilgore
spent Saturday and Sunday in
Mr. and Airs. Hill Wiley spent
Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Cliff
We are glad to know that Mrs.
George Stewart, who has ben very
sick, is much better.
Little J. B. Patten who has been
quite sick for the past several
days, is much better.
.Mi'. Jim Mitchel died at his
home in Auburn Sunday night
at 8:00 p. m.,Mar. 30th. Mr.
Mitchel was 72 years old and
leaves an aged widow, two sons,
and one step-daughter to imfhrn
Rev. J. R. Burel conducted the
funeral service. Interment oc
curred at Union Grove church
AT THE STRAND SATURDAY
The Hawaiian Singers failed to
reach here Alonday night on ac
count of a railroad wreck on the
They will sing at the Strand
theatre in this city Saturday and
Saturday night, and will he a
treat for all music lovers.
VISITS HOME OF
Mr. J. K. Miller the popular
agent of the Seaboard Airline R.
R. , spent Sunday in Franklin
county with his father. He was
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Ayers, one of his clerks'
at the office.
Mr. Miller greatly enjoys the
occasional visits to his old home
where he was reared as they
bring back to memory his happy
While there Sunday he attend
eri services at old Hopewell Pres
byterian church, where his mem
bership was when a young man
and had the pleasure of seeing
many frierds of the long ago.
DEATH OF MRS. MARTHA
Mrs. Martha Rooks, of Pente
cost district, died at her home
near Nazareth church last Sun
day night. Her husband, Mr.Geo.
Rooks died on February 11th.
Mrs. Rooks was horn where
Carl is now located on February
14, 1839 and was a daughter of Mr
A. Boyd. She had lived a long
and useful life and was one of the
good women of her section.
Her remains were laid to rest
last Wednesday at Nazareth cem
etery by the side of her lnisHund;
Rev. S. P. Higgins conducting the
GONE TO BALTIMORE.
Judge G. A. Johns left Tues
day for Baltimore, and will be
gone for about two w r eeks.
He had some legal business be
fore the Railroad Commission
Tuesday morning and at noon
left over the Southern for Balti
more from Atlanta.
The Times wishes for him a
pleasant and beneficial trip.
A BUSY PREACHER.
Rev. J. S. Settle, of this city,
filled his regular appointment at
Bethany church, near Stone Moun
tain last Sunday, delivering two
able and edifying sermons to
large audiences, lie came and fill
ed the pulpit of the second Bap
tist church of Winder that even
Mr. Settle has in his charge five
churches, three of them in South
Georgia and is a busy preacher.
He is a hard worker and if
there were ten Sundays in a
month he would have at least ten
churches or more to serve.
Among the visitors to Winder
last week during court, was that
clever and fine business man, Mr.
R. L. Manning, of Bethlehem.
Barrow county has no better
citizen nor more progressive man
than Mr. Manning, lie is one of
those men who help in various
ways in a community and county.
Such men are useful and valua
Air. Ira Ethridge, one of the
progressive farmers of the g<od
old county of Jackson, was in Win
der Tuesday shaking hands with
his many friends here. Ira Eth
ridge is always in a good humor,
full of pep. a real hustler and
leaves you feling better by hav
ing met him.
Air. Bud Poster, the big capital
ist, good farmer and clever citizen
of Pentecost district, was a visit
or to AVinder Alonday, but when
approached on the side for a loan
of ten thousand dollars or more,
stated that the security was not
sufficient for the risk he would be
1*1.50 IN ADVANCE
HOLLIS LANDERS TO
HANG FOR KILLING
The trial of Hollis Landers for
killing Sheriff Cliff* Barber, of
Jackson county, on the night of
January 19th, of this year, began
at Jefferson last Monday morning
and consumed the whole of Mon
day and Tuesday, Judge Andrew
J. C’obh, of Athens, presiding.
This case had aroused interest
not only in Jackson, but in all the
surrounding counties, and able
counsel, both for the stae and de
fendant was engaged.
Sheriff Barber was popular as a
man, as an officer and the trial at
tracted a large crowed to Jeffer
son to witness the trial and pro
ceedings in the case.
The jury was out for an hour
and a half late Tuesday afternoon
when a verdict of murder in the
first degree was rendered.
Judge Cobb sentenced the pris
oner to hang on June 6th, 1919.
A motion for anew trial was iin
mediately made by his council,
hut the date of hearing has not
MERCER BOOSTER CLUB.
On Friday night, April 4th,
a number of the Alumni of Mer
cer Vniveraity residing in this
section of the state met at Gibson-
Mereer Academy for the purpose
of perfecting an organization for
putting the Baptist of this section
squarely behind Mercer and the
things for which Mercer stands.
After a social hour together an
organization was perfected as
President Lawson E. Brown
was elected temporary chairman.
Rev. Arthur Jackson, pastor of the
Baptist church at Royston, was
elected permanent chairman
Prof. Lawson E. Brown,president
of Gibson-Mercer Academy, as
vice chairman, and Dr. John A.
Pool of Gibson-Mercer as secre
Following flie organization was
the discussion of some of Mer
cer’s immediate needs and the
best way of meeting them.
It was decided to bold the next
meeting at Gibson-Mercer during
commencement, on Monday after
noon, May 26th.' At this meeting
it is also hoped to have every
Alumnus of Bessie Tift college
Gibson-Mercer Academy, and al
sothose who are alumni of John
Gibson Institute, the former name
of our school. We cordially in
vite and urge every alumnus to
these three institutions to be here
on May 20, and meantime to use
every effort to make this move
ment a success.
JOHN A. POOL, Sec.
The above was sent the Times
this week with the request to pub
lish same, thinking that there
might be some of the Alumni of
Gibson-Mercer, formerly John Gib
on Institute, in this county or
Dr. Patrick, who has been here
on a visit to his mother, who is
sick, returned this morning to
his home at Pelham, Ga., Mrs.
Patrick’s health being considera
Sunday School Members.
The superintendent urges eve
ry member to be present to re
main for the church services and
sermon. Over 200 members will
he expected. Parents, bring
them for church.