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Entered a* Hecond-claas matter, Novem
ber 8, 1907, at the postoflive at Jackson, Ga.>
under act of Congress of March .'i, 1879.
FOR SOLICITOR GENERAL.
Elsewhere in The Progress will
be found the formal announce
ments of Messrs. J. W. Wise, of
Fayetteville, and E. M. Smith,
of McDonough, as candidates for
the offiice of Solicitor General of
the Flint Circuit, subject to the
primary to be ordered by State
Both of these gentlemen are
well known to our readers, and
both have records behind them
that speak well for their abilities
to fulfill the duties of the office
to which they aspire.
Mr. Wise will be remembered
by readers of The Progress as a
prominent and active champion
of the prohibition cause in its
enactment at the last session of
the legislature. He has three
times represented Fayette county
in the legislative halls and twice
made the race for resresentative
Besides having had many years
experience at the bar, as has Mr.
Wise, Mr. Smith is judge of Hen
ry county court and no doubt
this experience has aided greatly
In equipping him for the duties
of a solicitor general. He is well
known in Butts, having many
prominent friends and relatives
TO HURT YOUR TOWN.
An observant country editor
gives this advice to his readers
upon how to hurt your town:
Distrust public men.
Run down your officers.
Run down your newspapers.
Go to some other town to trade.
Run down the town to strangers
Refuse to advertise in your pa
Run down everything and
everybody but No. 1.
Be particular to discredit the
motives of public-spirited men
If a man wants to buy your
property ask him two prices for
If he wants to buy anybody
else’s mterfere and discourage
Lengthen your face when a
stranger speaks of locating in
Refuse to see the merit in any
scheme that does not exactly ben
Don't invest a cent; lay out
all your money somewhere else.
Talk in loafing places of how
bad times are and of how every
thing and everybody is going to
he 4 ‘demnition bow-wows."
HOW ABOUT THE PISTOL?
This being political year and a time vyhen candidates for the
state legislature are pondering over the planks of their platforms
in the effort to learn wjiat will strike the fancy of the voter,
it would seem but wisdom on the part of someone to go before
the people with the contention that, at this time when crime
is running amuck, the moral and economic safety of the peo
ple demands the abolishment of the right to manufacture and
sell that useless, death-dealing instrument, the pistol.
A pistol in one hip pocket and a bottle of liquor in the other,
that has been the custom heretofore with a two large a por
tion of our population, to which the record of the courts and
their heavy cost will testify. Our courts also prove that whis
key and the pistol are the natural complements of each other;
and now that we have sent one to the ‘‘demnition bow wows”,
why should we not handle the other in a like manner?
Identically the same principle that establishes prohibition, if
applied, will put the pistol out of existence. Prohibition says:
‘‘Man is weak, easy to be tempted, therefore the temptation
offered by the manufacture or sale of whiskey for man to either
distroy himself or his brother should be removed from his en
vironment.” The same thing can be said in regard to the
manufacture and sale of the pistol and it would seem that sim
ple consistency demands an enactment relegating the pistol to
the rear along with its natural pal, the bottle.
An almost completely useless instrument of instant death, on
the one hand!
A bottle of liquor, on the other!
Just how much weaker is the temptation offered by the pis
tol to do a bad act, than is the temptation presented by the
other? If any difference exists the first is the stronger, and
surely not many of us will doubt that the devilment it does, in
the matter of brutality and expensive courts, is about as great
as the other. The constant knowledge that one possesses on his
person the means of death—the knowledge that the pistol was
made to kill something—tends to work itself out of the mind,
into action, even though it should act upon an oft-times inno
We admit that there is something wrong with the pistol in
our sickly, pitiful efforts against its concealed carriage. Why
not put the thing out of business and go on about something
We admit that our patient is sick, but we fail to give him
NOW FOR JACKSON.
One is not compelled to have a handsome store of this
world’s goods in order to do great things and nowhere is this
fact truer than in what you can do for your city, regardless of
the amount of your bank account.
A set of men, with ordinary intelligence but on fire with lo
cal enthusiasm and public spirit, can accomplish things that
you would not at first suppose.
And now that new officers have been chosen to guide our
city through another year, those who believe in democratic
government, as all of us do, will of course accept the rule of
the majority and, up to the point of a sacrifice of our convic
tions—convictions that are based on the progress and welfare
of Jackson—will pull patriotcally together
If we can’t pull together on such conditions as these, we had
better pull out. /
We should all remember that a person seldom, if ever, exists
who is wholly good or wholly bad. “There is so much good in the
worst of us and so much bad in the best of us that there is
hardly any use of any of us talking about the rest of us."
A country newspaper threat
ened to publish the name of a
young man who was seen with
his his sweetheart’s head on his
shoulder if he didn’t come across
with a dollar for subscription.
Thirty-seven young men slipped
in and paid for the paper, and
letters were received from three
others saying that they would
subscribe as soon as they 4 ‘sold
a little cotton."—Ex.
MR. AND riRS. J. H. HANNA.
Brer’ ’Possum took the leading
role in a dinner in five acts at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Hanna Monday of last week.
The other characters played their
parts well and never failed to
delight their limited though
interested “audience" The hero
of the occasion came in for a
well deserved share of praise
from those luckily present and
the hostess was complimented
for her art in appealing to the
sense of taste as well as to that
of sound. In truth the dinner
was hardly excelled by any of
the Christmas feasts.
a I LMORE-n ERDDITH.
An occasion of much interest
last week was the marriage of
Miss Gilmore, of this
city, and Mr. Russell Meredith,
of Jenkisburg, which was sol
emnized at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. R. Gilmore, on East Third
The decorations throughout the
house were elaborate and artistic.
Southern smilax and palms were
used in abundance. To the strains
of Mendelssohn’s wedding march,
rendered by Miss Lois Biles, tile
four attendants, Misses Eloise
Meredith, Annie Gilmore, Hrzsi
Coleman and Pauline Mallett, en
tered bearing white ribbon and
forming an aisle for the bride
The attendants were hand
somely gowned in white, and
carried bouquets of ferns.
Then came the groom with his
best man, Mr. Bert Jinks, fol
lowed by the bride with her
maid of honor, Miss Flossie
Jinks. They were met at the
altar by Rev. S. P. Wiggins, who
performed the ceremony in an
During the cremony ‘ ‘Slumber
Sweetly” was softly rendered on
the piano by Miss Biles.
The bride wore a very hand
some gown of blue chiffon broad
cloth with hat and' gloves to
match, and carried a shower
bouquet of carnations.
Congratulations were received
in the hall, after which a salad
course was served by Misses
Alice Mae Hanes and Sally Mae
Quite a large Company of
friends and relatives gathered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Currie, in this city, Sunday
morning. December 29, to
witness the ;baptism of
their fiive-months-old daughter,
Elia Elizabeth. The baptism was
performed by Rev. S. P. Wig
gins, of the Methodist church.
The occasion was one of joy.
The home was beautiful in its
The many friends, from * the
aged grandmother to the*young
Sunday school girls, seemed to
be in sympathy with the purpose
of the service. The ceremony
was very impressive, and little
Elizabeth was exquisitely lovely
and* winsome, behaving beauti
fully; while the parents seemed
to realize the solemnity of the
occasion and the sacredness of
the covenant they were making
by dedicating their daughter to
God in holy baptism.
A TACKEY PARTY.
Thursday evening was given
over to “tackey party" by Misses
Smith, Pound, Mr. B. S. Crum,
to the members of classes thir
teen and eleven of the Methodist
Sunday school, at the residence
of Mrs. J. W. Crum on College
A large crowd turned out in
/tackey" costumes and , the af
fair was full of humor as well as
The rooms were prettily deco
rated with ropes of holly, Christ
mas bells and other bright flow
ers. Silver candelabras held
white tapers and were placed on
exquisite battenburg covers.
On entering, the guests were
served with hot coffee and salt
ines by Mesdames S. P. Wiggins
and R. L. Smith.
Several delightful features
rendered the occasion thorough
ly enjoyable. At a late hour
ices and cakes were served.
Miss Ethel Smith, of Orlando,
Florida, was the honors at a
dinner given by her aunt, Mrs.
T. J. Dempsey, on Saturday of
FOR SOLICITOR GENERAL J
To the voters of the Flint, Circuit: 1
I tuna candidate for Solicitor General I
of the Flint Circuit, subject to the pri- M
mary as may be ordered by the democratic *1
executive committe 3. /J
If elected, I propose to he Solicitor, and >1
do my full duty, as I see it, to the best q*J
my ability. P7*3
Hoping I may have your support, and/i
with assurances of esteem. I am,
Yours truly, .
J. W. WISE.
FOR SOLICITOR GENERAL.
To the Voters of the Flint Circuit:
I am a candidate for Solicitor General
of the Flint Circuit, subeect tohhe primary
to be ordered by the iitate Democratic Ex
I will appreciate all support given me,
and. if elected will discharge the duties
of the office to the best of my ability.
E. M. SMITH.
McDonough. Ca. , .Jan. 1,1908.
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Etheridge
delightfully entertained their
Jackson relatives at dinner re
cently. Covers were laid for 12,
and a splendid Christmas dinner
was served in four courses.
Ada Bell Johnson, Grace Ham,’
Fannie Bell Thompson, Maurice
Wright, Sam Johnson and W. A.
Watkins gave Florrie Harp a sur
prise domino party recently. Af
ter several amusing games, re
freshments were served, and
they departed highly delighted
with the evening’s success.
Mrs. R. J. Carmichael’s party
on Tuesday evening was a pretty
compliment to the young men of
her class of the Baptist Sunday
school. The home was attractive
in its decorations of
and other winter plants. Pra*|
gressive trail was enjpyed by the
twenty invited, after which
tempting refreshments were,
The dinner given by Mrs. J„
m. Kinard on Friday evening at
her home on Covington street
was a pretty and informal so
cial event of the week, in honor
of Miss [Puffin, of Griffin. A de
lightful dinner was given at 6
o’clock. Those invited to meet
Miss Pullin were Misses Bertha
and Cleo Carmichael; Messrs.
Homer and Frank Smith Car
Beginning Dec. Ist, we will do
all repair work brought to our
shops at reasonable prices for the
CASH. No repair work charged
to any one.
\ Carmichael Buggy Cos. -v*
JAMES F. CARMICHAEL
Real Estate and
(Office in I'irst National
Loans On City Property
and Farm Lands, Long
Time, at Low Interest.
puu. i. -i.JJU.mi J
The opportunity of your life J
fora Third Street residence;
large lot that fronts on both P
on Second and Third streets. ;i
Easy payment terms.
See the vacant lots on Mul- t
berry street, near the Pres- .
byterian church. A desirable >
section at reasonable prices *
and terms. V
158 acres of farm land, three
fourths of a mile of Jenkins
burg ond four miles of Jack
son. No finer body of wood
land in Butts county; bottoms
and upland; fertility unsur