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The Jackson Record.
WILL BUTTS COUNTY REPUD
IATE HER HONEST DEBTS?
Judge Frank Z* Curry
writes an Interesting
Considerable talk is on the lips of
the citizens of Butts county at pres
ent concerning the financial condit
ion of the county. That we are
deeply involved in debt is true, but,
will the people of Butts county repud
iate this indebtness ; is the question
we so often hear asked.
In talking with some of our
oldest citizens, I have not, so far,
found that Butts county has ever
shown any disposition to repudiate
.her indebtedness. Shall we at this
date of her history begin to repudiate
her honest debts? Is it any more mor
ally right for Butts co. to repudiaete
an honest debt than for an individual
citiztnto repud ate one?
For one, I say pay the debts of the
county. I don’t think I will stand
alcne in this position, but if I do it is
all right. I sav pay our honest debts.
Header stop right here and fold up
this paper, and read no more, but
look right straight up toward heaven
and answer this question : Are you in
in favor of payiDg the counties aebts?
Now if the creditors of the county,
who I understand to be the Jackson
Banking Cos. and Mr Van Wright, hid
been in conclusion with the county
commissioners to lend his money to
the county at a high rate of interest,
and the commissioners were approp
iating the money or any part thereof,
to their own use, and within the
knowledge of the lenders, I then
would say, do not pay one cent of it.
This is Dot the caße. The county
has used the money, The people
have received benefit for it —honesty
aays pay it back and dis honesty says
not pay it. The later statement is a
truism, the law and county attor
ney to the contrary notwithstanding.
The citizens of Butts,in my opinion
do not want to use money of the Jack
ion Banking Cos. and Mr. Wrigut, or
anyone else, and then because of a
personal matter between the county
attorney nd A. M. Watkins, the old
chairman of the board of commiss
ioners, if this is true, cause the
counties creditors to suffer. Now if
the old commissioners (Watkins and
Fincher) have been violating the law
aad used their, office to increase
their, or their kindred’s wealth,
then show the never to call
them to an account for their steward
ship. 1 will assure* you they will
gladly welcome a review of theircon
duct. If there be wrongs in the
named retiring commissioners, which
we have no idea there is, then it is
egregiouslv wrong for the county to
make the innocent, by repudiating
their debt against the county, euffar.
To repudiate these debts means the
everlasting ruin of the counties credit
and good name. I dare say, that
should these claims be paid in full
tommorrow, what has already been
done has placed the county where no
one will ever again, extend to her any
credit. Should she again become a
borrower, no doubt the confidence in
those managing the county’s affairs,
will be the impelling force to cause
the leader to extend the credit.
Now, fellow citizens these creditors
are no sweethearts of mine. When I
go to borrow money of Frank Ethe
ridge’s bank he takes me in his little
oflffce, and pats me on the back just
like he does you, laughs and calls me
brother, and tells me how scarce
money is, and not-with-standing his
••brotherly” talk and carresaes, he
groceeds ta clrar Of •
varying rate of interest all the way
from eight to thirtytwo per cent per
annum. The rate depends, of course
Ou the scarcity, aud the scarcity, us
ually on the emergency. So. don’t
you think he makes fish of me and
fowl of you. He
laughs and slaps me on the back just
exactly he does you If you have
been there you know what I mean.
Seriously; 1 stand for the payment
of the counties debt regardless of the
of the personel of the creditor.
Honesty cries from every hill top,
field and home in the county that
we do not become honest debt rep
FANCY MASQUERADE GIVEN
BY MISS GOLLIE McXIBBEN.
Miss Dollie McKib’oen entertained
at a fancy dress masquerade party
last Tue-day evening for her guest
Miss Daniel of McDonough.
The guests arrived at eight o’clock
and were received by Mrs. J. M. Me
Kibben Mrs. Sam Nichols and Mrs.
Harkness Thornton, the parlors, re
ception hall and dinning-room were
together and beautifully decorated in
cut flowers and palms.
The many funny costumes and the
comic clown caused much laughter
among the guests. Snortly after the
masks were removed delicious char
lotte russe and cake were daintily
served. The following unique char
a ;tere were represented. Miss Dollie
McKibben, night; Miss Lillian Dan
iel, liberty ; Mr. Jim Etheridge, night;
Mrs. Asa Buttrill. widow; Misses
Bessie Ham and Bertha Oarmichal,
little red riding hood ; Miss Leonora
Nutt, rose; Mr. George Mallet and
Miss Bessie Thaxton, western couple ;
Mr. Dee Tolleson, George Washing
ton ; Mass Tallie Jolly, Japanese girl;
Miss Adelle Nutt, queen of hearts;
Miss Annie Hoge, grecian maid; Mr.
Otis Ball, Sambo; Miss Annie Nutt,
indian squaw; Mr. Eurnst Watkins,
country doctor; Misses Cooper and
Mitchell, orieotalladiea ; Miss Mat
tisuHam, music girl; Misses Ada
Sams and Juliette Fitzpatrick, two
little girls in blue; Mr. Clarence
Compton, country minister; Miss
Lula Ham, debutante; Messrs Boyd
McMiohael and Asa Buttrill, clowns;
Misses Annie Crawford and Maude
Edwards, college girls; Miss Minnie
Bailey and Mr. PittsMcKibben. maid
and butler; Miss Lucy Goodman ad
Mrs. Carmichael, Chinese girls; Mr.
Marion Turner, a mexican ; Mr.
Hendley Daniel, the devil; Mr. Ralph
Turner, sailor boy; Mr. Add Nutt,
gypsy; Mr. Clarence Henry, rich
duke : Mr. Parks Newton, a wander
er : Mr. Charlie Kimbell, the wise
guy: Messrs George Carmichael, Joe
Wall and Bob Carmichael, the three
musketeers: Mrs. Mary Ann McKib
ben, pill doctor.
The out of town guests were : Miss
Daniel of McDonongh, Miss
of Barnesville, Miss Fitzpatrick of
Macon, Messrs Marion Turner
Hendley Daniel, Ralph Turner, Dee
Toileson of McDonough and Mr. Tom
McKibben of Eatonton.
RUN UVER BY TRAIN
ANU INSTANTLY KILLED.
Rev. J E. Pound while crossing the
Central By. at Moss crossingin Jas
per Cos. was run over and instantly
killed last Wednesday.
Mr, Pound was well known and
loved by every citizen in Butts Cos.
and the torrible end of this true and
good man will be lamented by all
He leaves a wife .an 4 four small chil
JACKSON, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, Feb. 15, <907.
A CHAMBEB CONCERT.
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At the Residence of Mrs*
Dr. John Hanna.
On Tuesday the 12th inst the stu
dio of Mrs. Juanita Hanna was thrown
open to the .reception of her music
class. A moat charmiag and delight
ful program was rendered by the mus
ic pupils of Mrs. Hanna.
At five o’clock' the young ladies
and gentlemen, consisting only of her
pupils began to arrive, soon the studio
was filled with happy faces. Every
on|was eon the tiptoe of expectancy as
to.the coming pleasures of the even
Many beautiful selections were ren
dered by the Hanna Symphony Or
chestra. .The recitation by little Sara
Hooten deserves special mention,
while Mr. J. P. Etheridge was at his
best in a barritone solo . Miss Rubio
Mays with all the grace and ease of
an artist rendered a delightful piano
solo, which was followed by Mr. Mar
vin McCord with a bass solo, charac
terixed with rare talent,
After two hours of delight in the
studio, the doors of the elegant din
ing hall was thrown open and all
were ushered into a most charming
repass consisting of ices, cakes and
fruits. Miss Marie McMlchael looked
her best and sweetly assumed the
duties of hostess of the hour.
The Hanna Symphony Orchestra
directed by Mrs. Hanna rendered
beautiful selections of muoic while
all were enjoying the partaking of the
delicases of dining.
A musical game originated by Dr.
Hanna was entered into by all. Out
of it grew the fun for the occasion.
The prize offered in the game was
shared equally by Mr. J. P. Etheridge
and Master Lewis Curry, they being
Much was the regret when the hour
of departure came. It was a most
delightful evening for all and Dr.
Hanna with Mrs, Hanna made the
hours charming as only they can.
The public was treated, with the
music of the Hanna Symphony Or
chestra at the Court House meeting
a week ago last Sunday, the skill of
which was the praise of overy one.
“Nevertheless at thy word.” Luke
5-5. The disciples had toiled all the
night and had taken nothing and in
the morning Jeans said : ‘ Launch out
in the deep and let down your nets,”
and Bimon said: “at the word I
will” and they caught a great “mul
titnde of fishes.” This is a blessed
formula for us. Our pathway is dark,
mysterous, perplexing we know not
what lies before yet “nevertheless at
thy word” I will go forward. Is there
a trial hard for flesh and blood to
bear. Hard to say with thy broken
heart, “Then look up into the face of
the master and say “nevertheless at
thy word, I will say, “even so. Path
er : for it seemeth good in thy sight.”
Have you some habit, or sin that it
is hard to crucify? It has become
part of yourself, —a second nature,
or plucking out your eye.” Never
theless at thy word” I will lay aside
every weight and the sin that doth so
easily beset me and run with
patience the race set before me.
Father we pray thee help us to lis
ten to thy voice and thy word and ever
be ready and willing to say : “At thy
word” I will. Endow us with power
from on high to be lovers of thy word
and witnesses for Jesus. This we
ask in His name. Amen.
- Lii Yoi Han Always taftt
n*ws from Our neighboring towns.
Misses Carrie and Annie Carter
spent Sunday with Miss Annie Kate
Miss Zadie Garr came down from
Locust Grove Friday to spend a few
days at her home.
Mrs. Florence Starr was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Thornton and
family Thursday and Friday.
Miss Annie Lou and Estelle Thorn
ton spent last Thursday with Miss
Eula Thornton, near Jackson,
Misses Willie and Annie Mae
Thornton will now soon return to
Baltimore after a pleasant vacation
with home people.
I think it would be so nice if some
one would flelect some subject and Jet
us all debate upon it. What is the
matter with all of the eorrespondents ?
They have all vanished away. I saw
In the last Issue where one cf our old
correspondents had come again giving
us an interasting piece.
I have thought so many times I
would write a piece to our dear coun
ty paper; but could never feel just
like I could, until this afternoon, as
the snn is shining so bright and
beautiful making me cheerful; while
the little birds are chirping their
mellow songs of love and beauty
which makes mo think of the]pleaeant
spring that brings to us the budding
and blosscms of the trees, and also
the little violets that we all, so much
enjoy having for valentines.
Mr. and Mr9. R. M. Harper visited
at Floviila Sunday.
Rev, W, O. Sharp filled his regular
appointment at Macedonia Sunday.
Miss. Blanche Barnes entertained
a few friends at a dining Saturday.
Miss Annie Lou Thornton is Bpend
ing the week with Mrs. J.T. William
Miss Annie Wyatt Jones spent
Sunday night with Miss Fannie Mae
Mr. and Mrs. J. E McMichael
•pent Sunday with Dr. Harper and
Sarah the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jonathan McClure died Friday
and was laid t-> rest Saturday after-
noon at Macedonia. We extend our
heart sympathy to the bereaved
Miss Dorset of Hillsboro Is the
charming guest of Miss Maude
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Harper enter
tained at a six o’clock dinner Friday
Misses Estelle Thornton and Mer
vyn Jones spent Saturday night with
Miss Eloise Jonee .
Miss Mervine Jones had.as her
guests Sunday, Misses Bessie Barnes,
Eloise Jones, Dedie McClure, Estelle
Thornton, Messrs Lon Maddox, Bertie
Miss Essie Leverett visited in Jas
per Cos. Sunday.
Miss Laura Harmon visited her
parents in Jackson Saturday and
Mrs. W. E. Smith spent Saturday
night and Sunday with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Stone of Jasper
Mr. Dutch Standard called on his
“sweet child” iu Newton Bunday.
Howard seems to have a peculiar in
terest in Newton.
Misses Essie and Eda Leverette,
Lauta Harmon, and Lucy Holifield
attended the school rally at Mt. Zion
Jasper County Friday night.
Mr. Gusa McOart gets letters most
every day. Here are some of the
postmarks Newnan, Covington, Mon
ticello, und Mansfield. Guss is in a
puzzling condition he says he don’t
know which one to take.
UR. B. LACY HUGE’S LAST
APPOINTMENT IN JACKSUN.
Bro. Hoge will preach at Worth
ville Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
This will be his laet trip to Worth
ville. He leaves Feb 28th for Onan
cock Va. The Fourth Sunday in
Feb. will be Bro. Hoge’s last services
with the Jackson church. The
church at Onancock Va. refuses to
release him. Bro. Hoge has done a
good and faithful work here and the
good people of Jackson and surround*
ing country will part with him with
W. H. C. HAMMOND CO.
I sell only the
Fish, etc., etc.
Phone 70 and Set What Von Want.