CALL CM J B EDWARDS & SOM FOR FRESH MEATS AND FISH OR PHONE 59
TAX PAYER OFFERS SOME
TIMELY SUGGESTIONS ON
OUR PUBLIC ROAD SYSTEM.
Batts Count} 7 is practically
spending as much money on
her public roads as her adjoin
ing counties, and any man
who is acquainted with this
subject at all, wont contradict
the statement, that we are get
ting far less of it than any of
our neighboring Counties.
I think every intelligent
citizen of Butts County will
bear me out in saying that
the present road sytem is a
failure and the work is only
temporary, I don’t mean to
cast any reflection on Mr. R.
A. Thornton, for I believe he
is doing as well as any man
could under the circumstances.
There ought to be more hills
pulled down, when one is dug
down it never gets back, it is
a permanent job and will last
forever. I mean pull it down
right and not just a little on
top. You take the road from
Jackson to Griffin, when you
Slii ivC vh>|Jct Lut.: U.AiXy j
isn’t scarcely a hill on to Grif
fin, but tram Jackson to the
Spaulding line, there is a num
ber of bad hills. This is bound
to hurt Jackson commercially,
everything being equal, people
are going to carry their pro
duce and guano etc., over the
best road. In a few more weeks
the road gang will have been
over practically all the county.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea for
the Commissioners to have all
the main hills on the main
roads leading to Jackson pulled
down during the summer
months, as that is the best
time to do such work. I don’t
mean for you tc do it all on
one road, but two or three of
the worst hills on each road
until you have gone around,
and then start over again, in
five years time it would look
like we were getting some
thing out of our tax monev, as
it is the most of the .vork is
If our Commissioners would
furnish Mr. Thornton with
five or six pick and- shovel
hands, to fill up the holes,
clean out from under the dry
bridges and work where the
machines can’t, you would
see quite an improvement.
Where the roads need work
the worst, the machine can’t do
it any good, where the road
is pretty good the machine
■works nicely, visa versa.
In Henry County have
district OYERSF T se-and
three ur.be. .... v
$9 tabs ye ■
places fixed at tiie
A bridge might break in, a
dry bridge ehoke up during a
heavy rain, or a washout m the
road, and it ( might be six
months before the road gang
would get to it, and a little
work would save expense and
the road further damage. Their
duty also is to have the holes
filled up, this is proving satis
factory in Henn , why not in
Butts? I don’t think any pro
gressive man would argue for
a moment,' that this new pro
cess isn’t better than the old,
if properly managed. It is to
be hoped that our Commis
sioners will furnish Mr.
Thornton with those shovel
and pick hands, appoint some
district overseers, begin pul
ling more hills down and
widening the roads, then we
would be on the way to good
roads in old Butts.
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x iiCpo Jie
will understand me, in the
spirit I have made the above
suggestions, and the editor
will find space in his most val
uable paper for this or any
other article on the road sub
ject, who may choose to reply
to this as a criticism or en
A Tax Pay hi:.
HEAR THE CHOIR
AT BAPTIST CHURCH.
It is quite a treat to worship at the
Baptist church. Besides the good
preaching, the singing nowhere can
With Mrs. S. 0. Ham, an artist
indeed, presiding at the piano with
that grace and ease as only she pos
sesses, accompanied by S. H. Thorn
ton with his cornet, and Misses Net
tie Gray and Hester Jarrell on the
rlolin, the renditions arc enchanting,
even, to a soul intoxication The
choir is composed of Mr. and Mrs. E.
0, Pain, Mrs Bernice Bishop, Mrs.
S. H. Thornton, Misses Bessie Ham,
Grace Jarrell, Dollie McKibben, Wil
lie Cooper, Messrs Otis Ham. W. T.
Gibson, Jim Ethridge, J. H. Mc-
Kibben and L. L. Ray. The singing
0 f th® ohoir bespeaks of rare talent
and well trained voices. Mr. Pain in
his solo renditions does credit for one
of the very rarest talents for song.
His voice is soft and mellow and full
of expresß’on. Rarely is there ever
found in unpaid choirs the voices as
heard in the Baptist church choir.
No one will regret the hour he or
she spends to worship there. In ad
dition to special mention made of
Mr. Paine, we would feel that we had
not spoken the whole truth without
specially mentioning the talent as
shown in the voices of Mrs. S. H.
Thocnton, Mrs. Bernice Bishop and
Miss Willie Cooper. * *
Br* tho J HaVB * l>>3ifS
JACKSON, GEORGIA. FRIDAY, APRIL 26th 1907.
COL. HENRY FLETCHER AND
LADY HOME FROM ARIZONA.
The multitude of friends of Col.
and Mrs. Henry Fletcher are delight
ed at their arri ?al home from Arizona
where they have been spending the
winter. Hoping it would improve the
health of Mrs. Fletcher. She is much
benefitted, but owing to the severe
winter and many sudden changes In
the temperature, the improvement is
not so marked and satisfactory as
MR. A, cTsiiT D*IES AT
HIS HOME NEAR FORSYTH.
The many friends of Hons. A. H.,
E. L., and R. L. Smith, our esteem
ed and worthy fellow townsmen, will
be pained to learnof the death on last
Saturday of their honored father, Mr.
A. G. Smith of near Forsyth Ga. Mr.
Smith, the deceased had been in fee
ble health for two months past, but
was fast recovering his strength ard
usual health. His family had
thought him entirely out of danger,
and acting on this assumtion, Mr. A.
H. Smith was in New York City at
the time of bis death, was not per.
mil ted, by reason of inability to reach
home in time to be present at the fu
The deceased had lived to the ripe
old age of seventy seven years. He
was born iu JasperCo. Mar. sth 1830.
In the year 1852 he was married to
'J 1 .” T' n P l *.in' l zee who i°
to mourn the departure of her protec
tor in young womanhood, middle and
old age. Mr. Smith was of the old
school of southern man
hood. He followed agricultural
pursuits of life and was a success as
such, and won the confidence and
love of all those who came in touch
with him. Non were his enemy and
all who knew him loved him. When
we are reminded of the enviable char
acters and the worth of their lives,
for honesty and integrity of his scions,
our fellow citizens, Asa, Lee and Ru
fus Smith, wo catch an idea of the
noble and lovable character of the de
ceased. Ho was not very well known
in Jackson, as he rarely ever came
here. His death was quite uneXDec
ted. He had I ft the house to walk
about the premises and dropped dead
form heart failure Mr. Smith had
reared a large family of children, all
of whom are forging to the front in
their respective callings. His chil
dren living are Asa H . Rufus and Lee
of Jackson Ga , Jas. M., Willis F. and
Olin, of Forsyth Ga.,Mrs. E. P. Hunt
and Mrs. W. B. Griffin of Griffin Ga.,
and Col. E. M. Smith of McDonough
Ga. Two children are dead towit:
Fannie having died March 71111879
at the age of twenty five and Harris
dieing at the age of thirty three in
The remains were interred near the
home of the deceased, at the family
burying ground, on Sunday afternoon
amid a large concourse of sorrowing
friends and relative^.
Going from Jackson to the funeral
were, Lee Smith and wife, Dr. R. A.
Franklin and wife J. B. Settles,
Uamp Daughtry, Jack Curry, Joe
Leach, W.T. Powers, R. N. Etheridge
and wife, Willis Morrison, Clarence
Cumpton, Sasnett, Crum end Rufus
Smith and wife.
The Jacksonian extends sympathy
for the bereaved ones.
Hypodermic injection was discovered
by Majendie. . Morphia Is perhaps the
most familiar drug so used. But the
variety of is very great, and
there are numerous cases in which life
would certainly be lost l£ C- - ■=*= ~
way of medicating the jaUrat ezwqgt
SPEAKERS AT LOCUST GROVE
The following pupils of Locust
Grove Institute have been awarded
places on the Commencement pro
Misa Elon Tolleson, McDonough, Ga.
Miss Leone McVicker, Locust; Grove,
Ga., Miss Lizzie Mae McDowell,
Monticello, Ga. Miss Clyde Adams,
Fayetville, Ga. Mr. Elton M. Chap
man, Lithonia, Ga. Mr. J. K. Abney,
Conyers, Ga. Mr. P. L. Johnson, Dub
lin, Ga. Mr. N. H. Burch, Rentz, Ga
Mr. S. R. McDaniel, Conyer*, Ga.
Mr. Paul M. Cousins, LutherHville,
Elton M. Chapman, Lithonia, Ga.
Claude Grimes, Newnan. Ga.
PHLOM ATHIAN SOCIETY.
Carson Farmer, Palatka, Florida,
Paul E. Lester, Conyers, Ga.
A CARD OF THANKS.
In view of the fact chat our neigh
bor* and friends have been so kind to
m in my long spell of pneumonia,
we feel constrained to offer them our
heartfelt thanks for their kindnef s
toward us, and also Dr. J. W. Harper
for his faithful attention to me in my
G. S. und Mary Thompson.
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UUIIS UUUftiY SUNDAY
Butt# Cos. S. S. A. will not meet at
Stark as previously announced, but
will convene at Worthvillo, Friday
May the 3rd next. Let this be an
nounced from the churches on next
R L. Carter, Secy.
THE \SKEETERS WILL
DON’T you need a #
LAWN SWING, or
• The ’skeeters J
jgJP*will git you ef you
don’t have u s to
- screen your house!
JACKSON LUMBER CO.
Contracts of all kinds.
VERY LOW RATES
Account Jamestown Ter-Gentennial Exposition
Season, sixty uay iu.d iilictii uay heads on taic daily com*
mencingApril 19th, to and including November 30, 1907.
Very low rates will also be made for MILITARY antl BRASS
BANDS in uniform attending the Exposition.
STOP OVERS will allowed on Season, Sixty day and fif
teen day tickets, same as on Summer tourist tickets.
For full snd complete information call on Ticket Agents South
ern Railway, or write:
J. C. Lusk, Dist, Pass. Agent. Atlanta Ga.
A CARD FROM
DR. J. E. HANNA.
I take this occasion to no
tify the public that I have re
tired from the practice of
medicine and wish to thank
all for their liberal patronage
and confidence reposed in me
while engagd in my profession,
I expect to devote my time to
the drug business, and will
serve all honestly and intelli
ligently, having been in the
business over twenty years.
Will give special atten ion to
the needs of my brother phy
sicians and the filling of their
prescriptions, and solicit their
J. E. Hanna, M. D.
J, L McELVANY,
The many friends of Mr. J. L. Mc-
Elvaney, the popular lumber and
plaining mill man, will learn with
pleasure that he has discarded his
crutches, and now, with the aid of a
walking cane, is at his usual place of
business with the Jackson Lumber Cos.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SCHEDULE
T.oeni Dasseng< ' pass th <
iJepot. au Die tunes mentioned below.
No .7 9 :57A. M
No. 15 2 :32P. M,
No. 9 8:48 *•
No. 16 7:88 A. M
No. 8 8:08 P. M
No 10 8:08 ‘
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Tax Recivers Notice*,
2nd Pound. Will be at the following
named places on dates given below, for the
purpose of receiving State and County tax
TANARUS, I*. Bell’s Store April 22 in forenoon .
Kinard’s store, Apr 22nd intlie afternoon.
Klgm, Jlarnmouu’s store, April 22nd in
•Indian Spgs, Apr. 23rd in the afternoon.
Cork, April 24tfi in the forenoon.
Flovllla, “ “ “ afternoon.
Dodsons store apr 25 forenoon.
Stark, April 25th in the afternoon.
Worthvtlle, Apri 1 20 in the forenoon.
Finclierville. “ “ afternoon,
Jenkinsdburg, “ 29tli all day.
In Jackson every Saturday till hooka
close. G. E. McMhiiael,