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The Jackson Record.
LITTLE RALPH McMICHAEL
SUICIDES WITH SHOTGUN.
Jackson is Suddenly Shocked by
the Death of Ralph McMichael
Who Committed Suicide
Just as we go to press we learn the
sad inteligence of the suicide of little
Ralph, the eleven year old son of Hon.
J. A. McMichael a substantial citizen
The facts attending this sad happen
ing is told by the father of the little
boy as follows: The boy left
school and went out into tne country
and spent Wednesday with a relative
On his return home i told him he
must go back to sdhooi Thurday
morning or I would whip him. He
beged me not to make him go back,
We., missed him, and about
half past seven o’clock his sister was
searching for him, and just as she
opened the door and looked into tne
of the rooma of the house, the gun
His sister screamed and thought
she was shot. When I reached the
room the boy was s anding with gun
in his hand and as I ran in the room
he realed and fell.”
The shock to the family is a severe
one and the Record axtends its heart
felt sympathy. The McMichael fam
lly is very widely connected by relation
ship in the County. The mother was
Miss Mollie Fletcher, the daughter of
Hon. Henry Fletcher who died ten
years ago. Both the McMichael and
Fletcher Families are widely
connected and known. The
deceased wa* loved by his playmates
and his tragic death will be a blow to
each of them.
The many friends of the family are
moved with loving sympathy over
the sad occurance.
The Lird has promised to weep
with those who weep. May His ten
der loving sympathy succor, mother,
father, si Aers, brothers, kindred and
friends in this hour of grief,
FOUR NIGGERS SHOT
IN A DRUNKEN ROW.
An eruption broke out Saturday
night at a nigger frolic at
at, the house of Henry Fitch
who lives three miles East of Jackson
in which shotguns and pistols we-e
When tne smoke cleared away it
was found that four, Pitts Hightower,
Ames Berry, Shoir 'lalmadge, arid
another whose name is Cloud, were
shot; two seriously.
It is also reported that two white
men were there selling booze .
This i-i a case that the grand jury
will do well to investigate.
Protect Your Town
The Dallas New Era says: protect
your town and thereby show that you
are in favor of protection. If protec
tion is good for the nation it is good
for the town. As towns people we
should favor cur town above every
other, as the growth and developercent
of it is what will enhance the value
of all property both in and about it.
Then buy your dry goods, groceries,
hardware, furniture, etc., at home,
have your printing, your blacksmith
ing and your shoemaking done at
home, patronize in every instance you
The success of our merchants and
mechanics means new business houses
aad residences, additional demand for
labor of various.
To the farmer a first class town a
fordß a better market for his produce,
a'better trading point, and such a
town is bound to increase the value of
his land. Unquestioniy ‘‘in union
there is a strength.”
COUNTY IN DEBT
TO TUNE OF $20,000.
County Owes $28,000.00 and Has
Only SB,OOO in Treasury
With Which To Pay.
On the enstallmerit of the new com
missicners of Ronds <fc Revenues into
office, they find the county in debt to
the amount of with SB,OOO
in the treasury, which leaves a deficit
of S2O 000.
For this deficit is in the
main caused by the building of a
number of fire steel bridges, of which
j our people may live to feel proud .
! The following items speak for
Paid to Autry Bros., Steel $1,600.00
“ Jackson Lumber Cos. 1,415,00
1 Portland Cement Cos. 600 00
Hence, for material $3,615 00
This material hard to be placed or>
a solid foundation, and the building
of pillars and abutments is somewh t
Hence, we have;
Paid to B . F, Watkins, $3,655 00
“ Joel Watkins, 327,00
“ E P. Wr.bkins, 17100
“ Others, about, 2,500.00
Paid for Labor. 6,653 00
Aggregating in round numbers $lO,
000.00 for bridges.
This is not a large amount, and we
would councel the tax payers not to
The deficit will be paid, but our
commissioners are determined not to,
while getting the county out. of the
hole, get into it themselves, but just
as soon as it is decided how it can be
done legally, it will all be promptly
The Three Minglest Hen.
It is said that three of the stingiest
men in the state were in town yester
day. One of them will not drink as
much water as he wants unless it is
from another mans well. The second
forbids any of his family writing any
thing but a small hand as it is a
wuste of ink to make big letters. The
other stops his clock at night in or
der to save wear and tear of the ma
chinery. All of them decline to take
the r.county paper on the ground that
it is a strain on their spectacles to
Miss C.’s portrait hung on the
wall at the exhibition. Mis3 C.
hung around her portrait. Miss C.
had lips that an ablebodied man
would walk five miles to kiss. Her
eyes were twin stars. Upon her
forehead hung two beautiful curls,
twin curls. Miss C. was delightful
to behold. She was immersed in
the study of her catalogue. Of
course she was not there to listen
to the comments.
“Beautiful picture, isn’t it V*
“Yes. I wonder if it’s true to
“I don’t know. It’s awfully pret
“It is pretty. The features are
perfect, but I don’t think she looks
Miss €., with a crimson face,
slapped her book shut and walked
JACKSON, GEORGIA. FRIDAY, Feb, Ist 1907.
DR. HOGE RESIGNS
Dr. B. Lacy Hoge Resigns Pastor
ate of Bapsist Church After
Serving Four Years.
Rev. B. Lacy Hogs resigned the
Pastorate of the Baptist Church last
Sunday. The church has postuoned
action for the presnt.
Dr. Hoge has not announced where
he will go, but wherever he may go,
the love and esteem of the .people of
Jackson will be his,
Dear Brothers and Sisters —At the
beginning of the New Year, with a
greatful heart I look back upon the
the record of the past fur (4) years
and thank God for what he has ena
bled our church to do and find en
couragement to press forwaad and be
mere faithful.in the work. As an en
couragement. and stimulant to great
er efforts for the Lord in the future, I
call to your remembrance some of the
things that God has so honored u as
to do them through our church.
Ist. We have built a complete up
to date house for our Sunday school.
2nd. We have erected an 8 room
pastorinm for our pastor
3rd. We have built the Jackson
Chape! in China, where our own mis
slonarv will preach the gospel of
4th. We now have a memberslup
sth. The number of additions has
(3th. The contribution for orphan
7tli . The contributions for Missi
ons, $4,918 14.
Bvh. The contributions for other
ourposes, $11,G20 33.
9th. Total contributions for all
This is a record that should fill us
all with gratitude to our Heavenly
Father for the blessings He has be
stowed upon us, thns enabling us to
have this part in His great work.
Now. permit me to ask each of you
some questions, that I hope you will
answer alone with God in prayer.
Ist. Have you had a part in this
great, work for the Lord?
2nd. Have you done your best dur
ing the past, year to give the gospel
of Jesus to the world?
3rd. Have you been regular in your
attendance upon tne services of the
4th. In the coming year will you do
your best for the Master?
“On'y the best is good enough for
You are aware that there is a
solemn obligation resting on every
member to attend the meetings of
the church to which he belongs and
I trust that you will be faithful in
the discharge of this obligation dur
ing the coming year.
With love and best wishes for each
of you I am,
Very sincerely yours,
B. Lacy Hoge.
Two newsy letters were crowded
out this week from being too lute.
Our correspondents must get their
communications in on Monday if pos
sible, later is too late.
New Style of Piper.
“Eight in the middle of a story'
my paper gave out,” said a newspa
per woman, “and I sent in haste to
the local stationer’s around the cor
ner. I wrote a note as follows:
‘Please send a pad of yellow paper,
8 by 10, unlined preferable.’
“The maid brought bsck the pad,
on the wrapping of which the pro-
Srietor had written: Tlope this will
o. It is yellow and unlined, but
we are all ont of preferable.’ n
Now York Press.
SOLDIERS AND VVID- .
OWS GET $9,580.00.
This Amount To Be Devided
Among 113 Old Soldiers,
and 48 Widows.
Judge Ham will receive as Butts
County’s share of the pension fund
$9,580. which will be devided among
soldiers and widdow as follows ;
24 invalid soldiers, 89 indigent sol
diers, 22 widdows (old class,) 26 wid
ows (new class.)
While this amount, after being
devided will not he a great deal for
each one, yet it will be much apprec
iated by the men who so often march
ed to victory under Lee and Johnson.
Rev. S P . Wiggins’, wife and baby
are spending the week at Barnesville
attending the meeting of the preach
ers of the Griffin District. Rev.
Wiggins preached last Saturday and
Sunday night to large congregations
and will hi! hi* pulpit next Sunday
both morning and at the evening ser
news from Our neighboring Cowns.
Miss Eula Thornton visited in our
community Sunday and Monday,
soon settle the race problem among
Mrs W. P. OolTer and little ones
from Jackson visited her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Lon Wright Saturday and
The singing at the school house
Sunday was a success, and wbh high
ly enjoyed by all. Sheriff Wilson
was present and conducted the sing
ing for us. Stark was represented by
Charlie Thornton and George Harper.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Jolly were also
The negros had a shooting match
Saturday night at the house of one
Henav Fitch, who live* on a place
belonging to Col. Y. A. Wright Only
four were shot, none dead however.
Gambling is presumed to have been
the cause. If someone would furnish
f-he negros with plenty of popsicull
booze and cheap guns, they would
Among the notable events that
W. H. C. HAMMOND CO.
I sell only the
Fish, etc., etc.
Phone 70 and Get What Vou Want.
‘‘By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples, if ye have lova
one to another.” John 18-35.
Manv people seem to think they
will be known us Christians because
they belong to some church, out
Christ says yo shall be known of His
desciples if you have love for another.
It will be known that ye are not his
disciples by the fact ye do love one
The word says “He that loveth not
his brother abideth in death.” Ist
Some church members are known
bv their hi.tred of some other church.
Some by their enmity to some other
Churches that differ with them. Such
Church members ought to know they
are lost, so they wouid go to Jesus for
The fruit of the Spirit is love, and
if we love the Spirit of Christ in us,
lie will shed abroad the love of Christ
in us. If we love God .we love our
Brothers also. If we do not love our
Brothers we do not love Christ.
1 Father give us the spirit of love
so we can love as Jesus loved. Not to
love the ,'ovely only, but to also love
the unlovely. Help us to have and
show such love for all Gods people
that nil men may know we are thy
disciples. This we ask in Jesus name.
have taken place, was the meeting
of the Editor and Mr. W. P. Collier,
at the home of Mr. Lon Wright for
the purpose of eating sausage and
chittlings. Mr. Andrews was discoy,
ered about eleven o’clock jumping
from one side of a ten rail fence to
the other presumably for the purpose
of settling his breakfast, in order to
be in condition to do justice to the cx*
Later in the day as Sheriff W. W;
Wilson was going to the singing, he
saw someone that he thought was
acting rather suspiciously and male*
ing a grab at his collar, found that he
had captured the rib band of a white
sock. On closer examination, it turn*
ed out to be Bill Collier swinging by
the calf rope head down from a limb.
When asked to explain,said he had just
had a square meal ana was trying to
keep it on his stomache as long as
It finally turned out that the chit
tllngs hud been eaten three or four