The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, November 01, 1907, Image 1
BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS VOLUME 26. MEW MANAGEMENT ASSUMES CONTROL OF JACKSONIAN. Title df Property Passes Into Other Hands and Name Changes To Butts County Pro gress. I > i *• The Jacksonian comes to its read ers with this issue under anew name and new ownership. Accounts will, of course, stand as they were and aubscribers who heretofore received The Jacksonian will hereafter be greeted by The Butts County Progress. The poet may have been correct 'when he said: “What’s in a name? A rose with another name smells just as sweet,” but he did not de stroy that deep-rooted desire in the iiuman mind for preferences. This new name is our own prefer ence and comes partly as a natural (result of the variation in the tastes and ideas of human beings, and part ly because the new management -would have it become synonomous with What is best for the growth and developement of everything and ev erybody in the great old County of iSutts. The Jacksonian was bought be cause wo believe in its future be cause we believe in Butts County, in the greatness of its people and the 'richness of its soil. Out of the scores of other places in Georgia to which wecoalu ..u gou.i, Jackson has been selected, and we are going to try to rise to the opportunity whose bright ■allurings have brought us in your midst. Having just arrived on the scene, and having our “bearings” to acquire in other words having to get star ted, we are paiufully conscious of the many faults ot the present issue but .hope to improve with each issue. May it grow iu the favor of the peo ple and may the time come, as we in tend for it to come, when The Prog ress wll be welcomed in every home in Butts County. PROHIBITION IS FORCED ON BIRMINGHAM RY RURAL SONS Birmingham, Ala., Ocfc. 29. The ■prohibition wave which swept through .Jefferson county as expressed at the polls Monday, carried withit a ma jority that will probably reach 1,800 votes. Jefferson has gone dry. One of the greatest labor cities in the south has decided to try prohibition, and upon the experiment will depend the suc cess of other Interested communities. It was the most memorable day in the history of the city, and the may or, sheriff and all public officials are determined to give it a fair trial. Backed up by an aroused public senti ment, they are going to do all possi ble to eliminate whiskey from Jeffer ■son county. Women and children, the greatest power behind the movement, began their work in the cold wind in the ear ly morning yesterday, serving coffee and tying ribbons on the voters as they approach the polls. Many of them congregated about the polling places and talked to each individual voter. “Jefferson’s Going Ery!”wasthe slogan of the prohibitionists, and they did hot relax their efforts until the polling booths had closed, P'rmingham proper went “wet’ by • 10 2 majority. FIRST NUMBER OF LYCEUM COURSE HERE NOVEMBER 7 The first number of the lyceum course will be presented at the school auditorium Thursday night november 7th. This i3 one of the highest priced attractions, and if all accounts are true will'be a treat to those who are present. Season tiekets can be had for $5 00. Tickets will be delivered within the next few days to those who have sign ed for hem. Very Truly, W. R. Lanier. LYNCHED NEGRO BECAUSE HE ROBBED BOYS OF 75 GENTS. Macon, Ga., October 28.—Because he robbed two small boys of 75 cents end attempted to rob a man of another small amount, John Walker, a negro, was lynched at Byron at an early hour Sunday. Byron is a small place in Houston county and the story was brought here by "passengers on the South western train, which passed through Byron this afternoon. According to the passengers the ne gro robbed the boys Saturday night and was holding up a man when Mar shal Tom Johnson appeared. The mar shal ordered the negro to surrender, but the latter drew a revolver and tried to Kill the officer. A general fight followed, in which several parties were involved before the negro was finally arrested and lodged in the sta tion house. Early in the morning, however, un known parties stormed the prison in which the negro was confined, drag ged him from his cell and after carry ing him a short distance riddled him with bullets. The corpse was then thrown on a log fire and partly burn ed. The half charred remains were ta ken up today and viewed by a large crowd of people. AS AN INVESTMENT. The purchase of an IDEAL is not an expense in any sense, but a means of economy, as more money is expen ded in every home duriDg the year aud in every hotel and institution within three months for items that the machine will save, such as labor, fuel, board for laundry help and the extra wear on the goods laundered by the old primitive method, than the cost price of the machine, and with ordinary care they will last 10 to 20 years. Just RembemberThls. When It comeß to labor-Baving de vices in any line, it pays to get the best. The cost may be greater in the beginning, but it is cheaper in the end. The IDEAL is cheaper at the price at which it is universally sold than any other machine would be as a gift. Why? Because it pays for itsself in the saving of time, fuel and clothing. Other machines don’t do this. For Sale By W.L. Whitehead. JACKSON, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, Nov. Ist 1907. U.S. AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS will visit McDonough Through the efforts of Congressmen Adamson, Griggs Livingston and Lee, and Commiabioner of Agriculture Hudson, the farmers of Georgia will have daring the next few months the opportunity to secure, free of cost, the personal advice of agricultural ex perts who ate doing their work under the direct supervlaion of the United Btates department of agriculture. One of the best known agricultural specialists in the south E. Gentry, who has been in the service of the government for many years, has been assigned to Georgia by the farmers’ cotton and co-operative section of the national agricultural department, and is now in Atlanta preparing to tuke up his work among the farmers of the state. G. M. Davis, state lecturer of the Farmers, Union has been secured by Mr. Gentry as his assistant, and in addition six sub-assistants will at once be appointed. While the Far mers’Union has no connection with this co-operate in the efforts of the efforts of the experts to raise the standard of farming In Georgia. The appointments already made by Messrs. Gentry and Davis are a9 fol lows : Cedartown, Ga. —October 29. Rockmart, Ga. —October 80. Caitersville, Ga. —October 81. Marietta, Ga.—November 1. Decatur, Ga. —November 2J V. - , ) ("a —N. vemhcr 4. Fairburn, Ga. —November 6. McDonough , Ga. —November 8. FOREST FIRES A PUBLIC CALAMITY. The editor of the Messenger has suggested that I write a few words in regard to forest fires. The sugges tion is a timely one ; for in the fall months the woods are very liable to take fire. The trees arecpsting their foliage; and the dead leaves, mixed with the browned grass and herbage, under the influence of the long, sun shiny fall days become very inflam mable. The woods should be protec ted from fire at all times: but duriDg the fall mouths special care should be exercised, The reason why the woods ought to be protected from fire, is that fire is the greatest enemy of the woods. Some people contend that a fire running through the woods does no narm ; but they are mistaken. Even a light fire does a great deal of harm. Fire consumes the leaves and other litter that would decay and enrich the soil. Fire injures the roots that that are near enough to the surface to get scorched. Fire kills the bark at the base of the tree, which weak ens the tree and makes it more liable to disease. Sometimes these fire scars grow over aud dissapear; but they are still iu the wood, and when the tree is cut it may be necessary to butt off a portion of the bottom log on account of the defect caused by the fire scar. In some sections of the state the practice of burning the woods to im prove the pasturage prevails. It is true that burning often improve pasturage: but it does so at the ex pense of the woods. When the in jury to the young growth and soil is taken into account, the gain is over balenced by the loss. It would be cheaper In the long run to seed down a tract of cleared land and make a first pa':' ire out of it, and keep the fire out of the woods. One feature of this burning for THE WILL RESIGN AS OFFICERS OF MILITARY COMPANY It ia understood that Messrs. Park Newton and George Carmichael will soon resign as captain and filrst-lleu tenant, respectively, of the Jackson Military Company. It seems widely recognized that these young men have done splendid service in holding the company with in the strict requirements of |the Dick Bill and their resignation will be re gretted. Military companies exist in many cities over the state. They are reooganized as serviceable orgnlza tions instead of a hurt to any com munity, and their existence represents the progress and up-to-dateness which should be going on in each town. Other young men are being consid ered to fill the vacant places caused by the resigning officers. pasture is the liability of destroying other peoples property. The fences on the old home farm in Bartow conn ty where I grew up, were burned up sevoral times within my recolection by neighbors who were burning to improve pasture. The practice is a wasteful one to the owner and dan gerous to his neighbor, and it ought to be abandoned. A fire in the woods ought to be re garded as a public calamity. Every body ough to turn out and help fight it. Everybody ought to do his share to prevent its recurrence. ALFRED AKLKMAN. Professor of Foresty in University of Georgia. Athens, Ga. BARRETT CONFIDENT OF RISETOHOLDING PRICE ‘ Hold your cotton for 15 cents. It’s worth it; and it is being held too.” said President 0. S. Barrett, of the National Farmers Union, Tues day morning. ‘ Look at the receipts. ‘‘There is no reason for selling cot ton below the minimum of 15 cents fixed by the cotton organizations,” he continued. ‘‘The bankers, most of them, are standing by the planters and the South has plenty of money to hold the crop until it brings the price fixed. ‘‘See what Texas is doing. You know what a big proportion of the worlds crop is raised in that state. Texas is not selling cotton now, but is holding it for 15 cents.” In every county in the cotton grow ing territory where the union is or ganized a meeting will be held on Nov ember 9, and here the planters will be shown exactly the situation. It is shown that the New York Exchange has sold cotton to the spinners for de livery in November and the succeed ing mouths at prices far below the minimum demanded by the planters, aud they must deliver the goods when called for or pay the difference. There has not been enough cotton delivered to run the mills according to the best information, and it is believed that the planters can demand 15 cents and get it, if they will hold out for that price.—Georgian. For Choice cut flowers of all kinds for Receptions, Weddings, Funerals, etc., telephone, telegraph or write, Idle-Hour "Nurseries, 44-i2t ’ Macon, Ga. NUMBER 45 BARRETT UR6ES FARMERS TO HOLD THEIR COTTON, ... . National President Charles 8. Bart* lett of'the Farmer* Union, baa issued the following address to the cottoß growers, urging them to hold for the 15-oents minimum set by the Union: "To the Members of the Farmers Union Throughout the Colton Belt: Now is the time for a strong pull, for a pull altogether. Do not let another bale of cotton go on the market. Ev ery county and parish union in the ootton belt le hereby called to meet on Saturday, November 9, at 10 o’* olook a. no. ‘‘Where it Is thought best, invite non nnion farmers and all others that are interested in obtaining the mini* mum to meet with you in the after* noon. The dumpers have about all ■old and a firm stand at this time will win the victory. “The New York exchange has sold cotton to our customers, and spinnerf for delivery November, December, January and February at a price far below our minimum and must deliver the goods or put the cash. The only thing for the farmers to do to put them out of business absolutely Is to hold every bale of cotton out of their bands. There has not been enough cotton delivered in the last sixty day to run the mills for this period by 400,000 boles. O. 8. BARRET. MORE METHODISTS IN THE UNIVERSITY. O;. , t . .*■ p , Fr'?r the regißtrv book of the University of Georgia, containing the names of four hundred and seventy-two students this session, the following figures as to religious beliefs are taken : MethodUts 108; Baptists 182; Prei* byterian 06; Catholic 7; Hebrdw 20; Episcopalian 20; scattering 59. In connection with the expression of the religious beliefs of the stu* dents of the University of Georgia, It may bo remarked in passing that nev er before in the history of the institu tion has there been a more marked attention paid to religious affairs by the Btudents. In no respect is this more apparent than In the interest taken In the Bun day-schools of the city by both facul ty and student body. In the Baptist Sunday-school Prof. 8. V. Sanford has a class of students numbering more than sixty members; in the Methodist Sunday-school Profs. R. E. Park and J. 8. Stewart have class es with more than fifty students as members; in the Presbyterian Sun day-school Prof. Hooper has a large students; Chancellor David C. Barrow is superintendent of the First Methodist Bunday-school: Prof. J, F. Hart is superintendent Of the Presbyterian Sunday-school; Prof. C. M. Strahan is prominent in the Epis copal Buuday-school and other mem bers of the faculty are attendants up on the various Sunday-schools of the city. Dr. Koplowitz, rabbi of the Jew ish congregation here, also a membef of the faculty, takes charge of the instruction of the twenty Hebrew students. —Savannah News. There will be preaching at Antioch Church next Sunday morning and night, the Saturday meeting being o* mitted. The pastor, E, Everett Hol lingsworth, who has been ill for two months with typhoid fever, has r# covered and expects to occupy the pulpit. Now we are going to see what we shall see. Will the cotton growers be able and willing to hold their cotton until the cotton spinners are willing ito .v for It at 15c a pound? We 1 trust >. ueorg.su.