BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
Of Superintendent Pol
litzer for December.
Showing Net Earnings of Water
and Light Plant to be $128.74
Excluding City’s Fr®e Use
Lights and Hydrants.
Hon. J. R. Carmichael,
Chairman Water and Light
Committee, Jackson, Ga.
I herewith tender you and your
honorable body a complete report
showing existing affairs of your
entire system; also a financial
statement for the month of De
To January Ist, 1908, we had
connected 116 electric light custo
mers, consuming 5,190 kilowatts
or an approximate average of 40
kilowatts for each customer per
Our arc light circuit shows a
consumption of 3770 kilowatts for
12 arc lights and 27 32-candle
power lights, which the city fur
This department shows 110
customers with a consumption of
684,000 gallons or an average of
6120 gollons per customer per
month, or a daily average of 207
gallons per customer. We have
received $139.76 or an average of
20.5 cents per thousand gallons
per month. This department
shows a better pay for the amount
consumed than the light depart
This department furnishes 26
hydrants free for the city’s pro
Report for the Month of December
Water and light receipts com
salaries, fuel, waste,
oil,'packing, allum, etc. $370.00
Net earnings for -
Yours very truly,
HAL R. POLLITZER,
Supt. Water and Light Pk nt.
PAY UP Y2UR 1907 TAXES
BY JAN. 15, 1908, OR-
All who have failed to pay
their state and county taxes fcr
the year 1907, will be required
to do so on or by Wednesday,
the 15th day of January, 1908.
Executions will be in the hands
of the officers after that date.
C. R. CARTER, T. C.
MONEY TO LOAN.
$20,000 to loan on Butts county
farr. s it 7 per cent. Come quick
if you need money.
T. J. DEMPSEY,
I would like to have about four
boarders. J. C. Adams.
TYPHOID ENDS BRIGHT LIFE
OF YOUNG MISS CARMICHAEL
Miss Ruth Carmichael is dead
—died on January 6th, exactly
one year since the death of her
sister, little Roselyn. This ;was
the sad news that spread over
Jackson early Monday morning,
and it cast a gloom over the en
She was attacked by typhoid
fever, two weeks ago, and for
several days she was so low as to
excite the gravest fears.
The deceased was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carmi
chael, prominent citizens of Jack
She was about fifteen yeers of
age, lovely in person, attractive
in all those graces that beautify
and adorn young girlhood. Her
vivacity, intelligence, sweet dis
position and high character drew
about her, wherever she went,
warm friends, who are deeply
mourning her untimely death.
By this decree of Providenc
a happy home is bereft of an
idolized member, and made deso
The hearts of doting parents
and loving brothers and sisters
are wrung with grief at the loss
of “the idol of the household,”
and her many friends have shed
the sympathetic tear over her
This brief tribute would be in
complete without stating that
Ruth was a young girl whom to
‘ ‘know was to love” Ever bright
and cheerful she was the light of
her home. The circle in which
she moved was brightened by
“The closing of her life was as
the falling of a curtain shutting
out the liight, but as softly fold
ing in its shadows her fading
Funeral services were held at
the Baptist church Tuesday after
noon and interment took place in
the Jackson cemetery.
MR. C. G. BRITT WILL
RUN AGAIN FOR CORONER
Mr. C. G. Britt audhorizes The
Progress to state that he will
offer for reelection as coroner of
Butts county in the coming pri
mary and that his formal an
nouncement will appear later
in The Progress.
Mr. Britt has many friends who
will be glad to see him reelected.
Mrs. Mary Heflin and Miss Eva
Sasnett visited their sister, Mrs.
B. H. Sasnett in Atlanta last
The Progress and Weekly Jef
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, JAN. 9, <9OB.
AROUND NO. 2
Some Doings as “Buster
Brown” Sees Them.
Little Newsy Items Picked Up
Her* and There Among
Which is a Wed
Another year come and gone
and a happy and prosperous New
Year to all.
After spending the holidays
with homefolks Miss Trudie Tho
mas left last Monday to resume
her duties as teacher in the pub
lic schools at Mansfield.
Little Miss Bertha Maddox of
Worthville and Annie Reed Mad
dox of Flovilla visited Msss Lilia
Mae Stewart Saturday and Sun
More wedding bells will ring
on No. 2 in the near future.
MLses Trudie and Bessie Kate
Thomas entertained last Satur
day at a spend-the-day party,
which was highly enjoyed by
about ten couples of the grown
Mr. Morris and Miss Fannie
Mae Moore entertained the young
er set last Saturday evening from
7 to 11 with a merry party.
Little Miss Mamie Waites of
Jones county, hs visiting her
grandfather Mr. J. P. Brandon.
Miss Hattie Kate Burney of
Jasper county is visiting Miss
Nettie Rae Pittman.
Mr. W. M. Vickers and Miss
Daisy Stewart were out riding
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. John A. Pittman returned
a few days since from a business
trip to South Georgia.
Hon. J. M. with Miss Bessie
Maddox went to Jackson last
Mr. A. A. Duke of Stark spent
a few days last week in Atlanta.
Mrs. C. A. Pittman visited her
mother in Jackson last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Norwor
thy, Messrs. Grady Brooks and
Morton Vickers were guests of
Miss Mae Belle Maddox at an
elegant dining recently.
We are ready to take off our
hats to the County Commission
ers and the boys for having the
rocky hill worked at Thomas
Bridge and a lot more holes could
be filled up and small bridges fix
ed that would certainly be appre
ciated by us and by the public
Moving continues just the
same. Mr. John W. Lemon mov
ed last week to Mr. Chas. L.
Mr. Q. Hardy and wife moved
last week to Mr. W. M. Prestons
and Mr. Pope of Newton county
will reside where Mr. Mr. Hardy
Mr. and Mrs. Allen entertain
ed at a New Year’s party Wed
nesday night. Many games were
played and enjoyed by all until a
late hour. Mrs. Allen was voted
Ia charming hostess by those pres-
ent who were Misses Anna Wat
kins, Annie Ogletree, Janie Le
mon, Estelle Rutledge, Cecil
Bankston, Lilia Watkins. Messrs.
Sam Watkins, Charlie Kimbell,
Tom Thurston, Chester Maddox,
Tom Watkins, Carlton Allen and
On December 31 at 3:30 o’clock
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0.
D. Duke in the presence of only
a few relatives and friends, Miss
Virgie Vickers and Mr. Walter
Norsworthy were united in matri
mony by Rev. W. 0. Sharp. The
bride is the accomplished daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Vick
ers and is highly cultured and re
fined and possesses all the graces
of character that go to make up
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. S. Norsworthy and
posseses many good business
qualities and is a prosperous far
mer. We extend to this happy
couple congratulations for a hap
py and prosperous married life.
Well, we had the priviledge of
stopping in at one Butts county’s
most hospitable homes and enjoy
ing chittlings one day last week
Mr. Cornelius McClure and
family moved last week to Stark.
Mr, D. W. Brooks moved last
week near Jenkinsburg.
Mr. Troy Thomas made a busi
ness trip to Monticello and Mans
field last week.
Miss Beulah Hardy, who has ?
responsible position in Atlanta
is spending the holidays with lov
ed ones at home.
Mr. E. Y. Biles has returned
from Broxton and will not move
his family there as was stated
some time ago, on account of
Mr. Jesse McMichael rolled out
a handsome new buggy last Sat
urday. Look out girls he means
business now, we know from his
Mr. Dave Watkins returned
Wednesday from a delightful trip
to Savannah and other points.
Miss Ethel Redman returned
last week from Eatonton and
other points, much to the delight
of her many friends here, but to
the sorrow of one over there we
Misses Estelle Rutledge and
Cecil Bankston spent New Year's
day with Miss Janie Lemon.
Miss Annie Ogletree of Indian
Spring spent the week end with
Miss Anna B. Watkins.
Miss Lillie McClure spent the
week-end with her cousin Miss
Little Beatrice Hammock of
Griffin is with her aunt, Mrs.
Miss Deedie McClure spent
part of last week and this in
Jackson, as the charming guest
of Miss Bessie Thaxton.
Mr. B. T. Deason and Miss
Daisy Stewart visited relatives at
Worthville last Saturday and
Miss Bessie Kate Thomas is
the admired guest of Misses Vir
ginia and Essie Elder of Macon
Of Jackson Rifles Will
* Take Place Soon.
The Boys Are Doing Steady
Work In Order to Pass Re
The Jackson Rifles are growing
in number and in enthusiasm pre
paratory to an official inspection
which will take place in the near
Amblers who at night pass by
their recently remodelled and
renovated hall can hear the meas
ured tread of the drill and the
dignified tones of the captain’s
orders, showing that the boys are
determined to pass the inspect
ion, however rigid it may be.
And there is no doubt but what
the inspection will be all they are
looking for, because Uncle Sam’s
and the State’s requirements in
things military just now bear no
kinship to half-heartedness and
lukewarmness. One of the re
quirements is that a company
must have fifty eight men. At
present the rifles are short by a
half dozen, but the boys seem
confident that they can by their
united efforts, persuade six more
men to join them. Mr. D. F.
Thaxton has recently made many
interior improvments on this
building in which the armory is
located, adding greatly to its ap
pearance and convenience.
W. E. Watkins has been com
missioned captain of the company
succeeding Captain R. P. Newton
who recently resigned. T. H.
Buttrill succeeds George Car
michael as Ist Lieutenant.
George Mallett 2nd Lieutenant.
BEING FILED WITH ORDINARY
Under the prohibition act re
quiring physicians to issue pre
scriptions for alcohol for their
patients and the druggist to file
same with the ordinary of the
county, a few have been record
ed with Ordinary Ham to date.
Under the law druggists are
allowed ten days in which to re
cord the prescriptions with the
A fee of five cents is provided
for in the law for each prescrip
tion recorded by the ordinary.
Miss Annie Duke left Thursday
for Atlanta, to take a course "in
the Southern Business College.
Wanted; Scrap Iron, Brass,
Copper and Lead.
Jos. L. Wagner &Son.
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