BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
Of J. E. Reeves Cos. Held
No Final Conclusion, is Reached,
However,- fleeting: Adjourns
Until Jan. 9—Mr. Reeves
Present at Hearing.
A meeting of the creditors of
of the J. E. Reeves Company, of
Vaughans, Griffin and Jackson,
was held in the office of Referee
W. E. H. Searcy, Jr., Monday at
At this meeting unsecured
creditors proved claims of some
eighteen or twenty thousand dol
Doughter.y Ward <6 Little,
of Atlanta, claimed to .have se
cured claims of about SIB,OOO.
Between four and five thous
and dollars of fertilizer claims
were not proven.
The receivers reported that
the stocks at Vaughans, Griffin
and Jackson invoiced at $32,000,
and that there were notes for
about SISOOO but could give no
value to the notes. On account
of the condition of the books,
They could give no idea as to the
J. E. Reeves, president of the
firm, was present at the meeting,
and made a statement in which
he said the failure of the firm
was caused by poor collections
and a depression of the creditors
at a time when he could not real
ize and meet the obligations of
Thos. J. White was appoited
The meeting adjourned at 3
o’clock. —Griffin News.
WHILE LITTLE ONE SLEEPS
GAT SUCKS ITS BREATH
Gainesvslle, Ga.,—That the
breath of Maudie May, 3-month
old infant of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Emmett, who live just on the
outskirts of Gainesville, was
sucked by a pet cat. causing fhe
death of the infant, is the firm
belief of its parents.
Last night v/hen Mrs. Emmett
retired, she put the 3-month-old
twins in the same bed with her.
She put one on her right side and
one on the left side. Sometime
during the night she waked up
and found the house cat with its
face close to the mouth of the
infant on her left. She instantly
pushed the cat away and knock
ed it off the bed.
With her left hand she felt of
the sleeping infant, but when she
touched it, it failed to move or
Accidentally Killed by Pis
tol in McDonough.
flothet Was Rocking Son to Sleep
as Young Lady Toying With
Pistol, Fires It—Had Pistol in
Christmas night about 6 o’clock
Miss Minnie MeGaritey, while
out serenading with a party of
young people, about four miles
east of McDonough, accidentally
discharged a pistol at the home
of D. G. Lane, the bullet striking
the nine-year old sqn, Leon,
the head, inflicting a mortal
wound from which he died at
2 o’clock Thursday morning.
Miss McGaritey had on an
overcoat of Jack Turner’s, and
he had a 32-caliber Smith & Wes
son hammerless pistol in the
the pocket of the overcoat. The
the young lady knew nothing of
the mechanism of the pistol and
pulled the trigger of the pistol
with it pointed towards the head
of..the boy, who was sitting in.
his mother’s lap as she was rock
ing his mother to sleep.
The bullet struck him in the
top of the head on the head on
the right side and it ranged
downward, coming out on the
left side just back of the ear.
The accident is greatly deplored
by all. Both the young lady and
the young boy are members .of
two of Henry county’s old and
highly esteemed families. —Con
I would like to have about four
boarders. J. C. Adams.
LITTLE FELLOW FALLS AND
SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURY
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Roberson's
friends are pained to learn of the
serious accident that befell their
little eighteen-months old child
on last Saturday.
While playing on the flower
stand he fell, injuring his spine
and causing partial paralysis of
the right side.
At this writing he is a little
show any sign of life. Instantly
she arose and lighted a lamp.
To the great horror of Mrs. Em
mett she discovered that the life
of the twin baby on her left was
cold in death. She instantly
aroused her husband and help
was summoned, but the little
one’s heart had ceased to beat
and it had psssed into the great
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY'S** 2, 1907,
/ / jr
Of R, J. Reevis Company
Claims That He Has Done Noth
ing criminal and That He
Always Intended to
Griffin, Ga., Dec. 28.—J. E.
Reeves, president of the J. E.
Reeves Company, with stores at
Vaughans, Griffin and Jackson,
who mysteriously disappeared
from home several weeks ago,
returned to Vaughans today,
coming in on the Chattanooga
train at 3 o’clock. He had writ
tejji Judge R. T. Daniel that he
would be here Monday to attend
a meeting of the creditors of the
firm, but came two days ahead
Mr. Reeves could not be seen
for a statement, but it is under
stood that he claims he has done
nothing criminal, and that he
always intended to come back;
that he had business elsewhere,
and didn’t see why he should stay
here all the time.
Mr. Reeves’ return will tend
to greatly straighten out the af
fairs of the firm, and the law
yers say the creditors will be
Mr. Reeves claims, it is said,
that he came back with what l?e
left with, which was nothing.
He was seen by several of his
friends, on the train, with whom
he conversed most pleasantly.
There has not been any warrant
for his arrest, and will not be.
Start the New Year right by
subscribing for The Progress
COUNTY’S EXPENSES FOR
LAST TWO YEARS COMPARED
A comparative statement of
the disbursements by the county
commissioneas for the years 1906
and 1907, as submitted by Clerk
Joseph Jolly, appears below.
Amount disbursed on public
road fund for the year 1906,
Amount disbursed on public
roads for 1907, $6693.26.
Amount disbursed on all other
funds for the year 1906, $32073.62.
Amount disbursed on
fund for 1907, $17553.08, showing
that the current expenses for the
year 1907, has been run jon just
about one half the expenses of
Records from the county com
missioners office January Ist,
Clerk, C. R. & R. B. C.
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Kills Himself While Han
Sad Ending of a Christmas Hunt
For Young Flemming John
son, Son of J. W. John
Flemming Johnson, ten-year
old son of Jno. W. Johnson of
near Blunt, this county, shot
himself accidentally Tuesday af
ternoon of last week, the shot
entering his left side, ranging
upwards and causing instant
Flemming was holding a
gun in his hands while his older
brother, J. W. Johnson, and cou
sin, Franklin Maddox, were cut
ting down a tree in which they
had previously killed a squirrel,
the squirrel dying without fall
ing from the tree.
J. W. and Franklin did not see
the tragedy as their backs were
turned to Flemming as they cut
the tree. It is not known just
how the accident occurred.
The body of little Flemming
was laid to rest at' Mt. Vernon
Friday afternoon. His death
was a sad one indeed and is deep
ly regretted by the friends of his
parents and relatives.
Jamerson’s Cold Tablets are
guaranteed to cure your cold.
25 cent boxes sold at Jamerson
Richmond, Va., Dec. 24.—The
Christmas present of Mrs. Wil
liam Luck, of Roanoke, to her
husband today was two boys and
and two girls at a birth; all doing
PENSIONS WILL BE PAID
QUARTERLY NEXT YEAR
An important act to the Con
federate veterans was passed at
the last session of the general
assembly. It relates to the pay
ing of pensions.
Beginning with 1908, all pen
sioners receiving over fifty dol
lars per year will be paid quar
terly, viz: March first; June
first; September first and De
cember tenth. All who receive
less than fifty dollars per year
will be paid in full on March the
Under the new law the or
dinary draws the entire amount
and pays it out, instead of re
ceiving checks for each individ
The Progress and Week.y Jef
Are Enrolling, For Study
at Cotton School.
Old and Long Experienced Cotton
Raisers, Such as Hon. J. J.^O’-~
Connor and Hon. A. J. Mc-
JTullan are Pupils Again.
Twenty-one farmers from va
rious sections of the state have
already enrolled as students in
the University of Georgia Cotton
School, which opens on January
6th in Athens.
In addition to these there are
more than one hundred who have
asked for information concern
ing this school, and who state in
their letters that they expect to
come. It is quite likely that the
greater part of the number will
actually come. It is also quite
likely that as many more will
come who have not asked about
the school but who have read
of it in the various newspapers
in the state.
Among those who have already
registered for this school are
Hon. J. J. O’Connor, of Bartow
county, president of the board of
trustees of the agricultural col
lege, and Hon. A. J. McMullan,
of Hart county, a member, of
that board. They are coming as
students in the college over
which they preside, because they
are large cotton growers and are
not too old to make every effort
to gain new knowledge that will
be of use to them.—Athens Ban
Watson’s Weekly Jeffersonian
and The Progress one year for
PROF. LANIER SAYS SPLENDID
PROSPECTS EOR NEW TERM
With two additional teachers
the spring term of the public
schools will open Monday, and a
large number of new students are
expected to be present.
If all the new pupils can enter
right at the beginning of the
term, and be classified at ouce,
it will be much to their advan
Let all the little first grade pu
pils enter school the first day.
It is hard to accomplish much
with the little fellows thai come
in a month late.
There is splendid prospect for
a good opening, and we hope to
have splendid work throughout
the entire term.
W. R. Lanier.
Mrs. Verna Wright and her
three little children, returned
Tuesday night from a most en
joyable visit to relatives in Atlan
ta and McDonough.