BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
Is Right After The Week
Says Papers Must Not Be Sent To
Subscriber Who Owes For
Hore Than One Year—
Uncle Sam has gotten in be
hind the weekly newspapers and
.said that they should not send
copies to a subscriber who owes
for more than one year.
If the publisher] violates this
order he will be fined one cent for
each issue, making the price of
subscription $1.52 to the man
who is behind more than one
A reasonable time will be
allowed publishers to secure re
newals of subscriptions. What
Uncle Sam calls a reasonable time
we do not know, but The Pro
gress only knows that it must do
what Uncle Sam says and is
forced, therefore, to call upon its
subscribers to come forth with
their back subscriptions.
This is no makeshift—it is a
plain hard fact—and subscribers
will therefore realize our position
in asking them to come forth.
“'The Progress is proud of each
and every individual name on its
list and would.seriously regret to
lose a single one of them. And
we do not mean to do so if giving
the people an article that they
want will prevent it. Our sub
scription list is already growing—
growing by an appreciale amount
every week that passes—and you
can take this as another hard
The many words of praise
which The Progress has received
from its readers has not made it
unconscious of the many glaring
defeats and shortcomings of- ev-
r.v tatier that leaves this office
and has not lessened by one whit
(he strain of its desire to make still
Every dollar which The Pro
gress earns, every dollar which
the new law will cause it to re
ceive, will be turned right back
into equipping and improving this
Therefore, in a sense, the mon
ey which the people lend to this
paper will be given back to them.
Please renew your subscrip
tion and receive our thanks.
We respectfully ask ail oar
debtors to call and settle tneir
ac(f®its with us at once or at
tfß|p earliest possible a ate, for
vR hive obligations to meet and
Kfg: have the cask.
Jackson Furniture Cos.
J. L. PYE DECLARED INSANE
AND SENT TO SANITARIUM
Before Ordinary Ham and a
jury of six men, Mr. J. L. Pye of
Cork, was tried for lunacy at Flo
villa Monday night, the verdict
recommending that he be sent to
the state insane asylum at Mil
Sheriff Wilson conveyed the
unfortunate man to Milledgeville
In the investigation no definite
and certain cause of his insanity
was made known, although some
attribute his condition to worry
over financial matters.
Mr. Pye had recently sold his
home and other property and was
running a store at Cork.
He manifested the first symp
.toms of insanity about two
months ago and when arrested
had on his person a razor and
I other weapons.
STEEL BRIDGE WILL BE
ERECTED AT BOATHER’S MILL
The board of Roads and Rev
enues at its January meeting
contracted with Austin Bros., of
Atlanta, to erect a steel bridge
over Wolf creek at Boatner’smill
in northwestern part of the coun
ty. The cost is to be SB6O and
the work is to be completed by
March Ist next.
At the meeting, Col. J. B. Wall
was reelected county attorney.
REV. WISSINS ENTERTAINS
The board of stewards of the
Methodist church were very pleas' 1
antly entertained at dinner on
Tuesday evening by Rev. S. P.
The dining table was beautiful
with violets scattered over the
snowy damask, and hud as a cen
ter piece a large cut glass bowl of
fruits resting on a handsome
piece of Battenberg lpce.
The place cards were letters
made of foliage and violets, ar
ranged in a manner as to form
the word, ‘ ‘Stewards. ’ ’ The un
lucky number, thirteen, were in
vited, but all superstition along
with cares and formalities were
forgotten by the congenial coterie
An elaborate dinner of seven
courses was served at 7:30 o’clock,
after which Rev. S. P. Wiggins
i gave an inters. Ling address on
this year’s work
The evening throughout was
one of genuine cn j oyment. Those
Messrs. J. W. Crum, T. J.
Dempsey, J- ’• McCord, R. P.
Sasnett, A. .1. Smith, S. M.
Pope, R. L. Snith, L. P. Jamer
son, E. C. Rotison, J. L. Lyons,
N. R. McCord, J. R. Sams and
J. G. Thompson.
The Progress end Weekly Jef*
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, JAN. 16, <qoß.
Will Reorganize as a
Capital Stock of Jackson Banking
Cos. will be Increased to SIOO,OOO
Stockholders Expect to Have
Change Completed by May 1
The regular annual meeting of
the stockholders of the Jackson
Banking Cos. was held at the of
fice of said bank on Tuesday last.
After discussing the situation
from many standpoints, the stock
holders unanimously agreed and
authorized the officcers to proceed
to secure a national bank charter
and bank under same
with $100,000.00 capital.
It may take several months to
do this, but on or before May Ist
the stockholders expect to have
this change brought about. The
earnings of the bank for tht past
year were very satisfactory, and
in as much as the surplus had al
ready grown to be larger than
the capital stock, the movement
mentioned above became neces
The following directors were
unanimously elected. Z. T. But
trill, Joel B. Watkins, C. S. Mad
dox, E. L. Smith, W. P. Nutt, A.
H. Smith, F. S. Etheridge.
Immediately after the stock
holders’ meeting, the directors
met and elected the following
officers: F. S. Etheridge, presi
dent; A. H. Smith, vice president;
R. P. Sasnett, cashier; A. F. Mc-
Mahon, assistant cashier; T. B.
SICK OILY A FEW HOURS
LITTLE CHILD PASSES AWAY
The eight-months old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Ridgeway,
who seemed in her usual health,
was taken violently ill Sunday
morning at eight o’clock and died
that afternoon at two, at their
home about seven miles from
The funeral services were held
Monday afternoon at one o’clock
at Fellowship church by Rev.
COTTON SEED !S OP;
FARMERS ARE SELLING
. With the leap in the price of
cotton seed from eighty-five
and ninety cents to one dollar
per hundred which took place
the latter part of last week, many
farmers have been bringing their
seed to market and • several
thousand dollars worth were
sold in Jackson this week.
On every hand can be seen
wagon loads of seed and some
firms have bought as much as
an amount between five hundred
and a thousand dollars worth in
DR. VAN DEVENTER
SECURED BY BAPTISTS
Dr. Robert Van Deventer, who
was recently called to the pastor
ate of the Jackson Baptist shurch,
was in the city last Friday and
was present at the teachers’
meeting. Those who had the
pleasure of meeting Dr. Van De-
Deventer were much pleased with
him, and feel that the church
has been fortunate in securing
him as a pastor.
After going home he advised
the church of his acceptance. He
will take charge about the mid
dle of February.
We extend to Dr. VanDeventer
a cordial greeting, and hope that
his coming among us may be a
source of mnch blessing.
- Start the New Year right by
subscribing for The Progress
JUDGE BAILEY WILL RUN
AGAIN FOR CLERK OF COURT
It will not perhaps be any news
to the people to know that Mr.
B. P. Bailey, the “old reliable,”
will again be a candidate for the
office of Clerk of Butts Superior
court, but yet it’s a fact.
If it were not a fact it would
not be because of friends and
supporters for these the clever
judge has in abundance, both be
cause of his personality and
because of the admirable manner
in which he performs the duties
of hi3 office.
“VOTER” SAYS A FEW WORDS
ABOUT THE “SAME BRITT”
I call attention to the an
nouncement of Mr. C. G. Britt
for coroner, in this issue.
Mr. Britt is well known to the
people of this county, and is now
filling this office his first term, to
the satisfaction of all reasonable
men, who have heard his instruc
tions to his juries.
In order that all may know of
whom we speak, he is the “same
Britt,” and the only man who
outran the Hon. Hoke Smith, in
1900, in the county of Butts. We
do not know that Mr. Britt will
have any opposition, as it is cus
tomary to give a second term as
an endorsement. Mr. Britt is
centrally located and has a tele
phone in his dwelling, making
him convenient to reach from any
part of the county.
(Signed) A Voter.
Just received, a car load extra
fine Kentucky mules, • shipped
from Lebanon, Kentucky.
Bought direct from the breeder.
No middle mans profit here. We
guarantee to save you money on
the same class of mules. Don’t
buy until you see our mules, they
To Marry Before They Had
Seen Each Other.
Arkansas Preacher Rides a Thous
and Miles to Wed Miss Laura
Gaston of this County Whom
he Had not Seen.
A gentleman from the west,
avidently but very naturally ig
norant of our ways of doing
things when it comes to securing
a marriage license, and apparent
ly doubting that he had gone to
the right place, walked carefully
into Ordinary Ham’s office Wed
Stepping up to the side of the
ordinary he asked:
‘ ‘What duties do you perform
Judge Ham began naming over
a long string of official duties and
no sooner than he uttered the
words “issue marriage licenses”
the stranger said:
“Stop! Stop —right there. That
is what I want—a marriage li
The stranger gave his name as
W. B. Webb, of Arkansas, and
bought a license to be married to
Miss Laura Gaston, of near Jack
son, Ga., neither of whom had
ever seen the other but had agreed
nevertheless, to become man and
The wedding took place at the
home of Rev. S. P. Wiggins,
Wednesday afternoon and the
couple departed Wednesday night
for their western home.
The engagement came about
Miss Gaston had written sever
al articles for the Watchman, a
religious paper published in At
lanta. Mr. Webb, who is a Con
gregational Methodist minister,
was a subscriber to this paper
and he admired Miss Gaston’s
articles so well that he could
see no reason why he should
not admire their author too.
And here is where cupid does
The preacher wrote to the au
And the author wrote to the
Letters kept going and kept
coming for twelve months.
Such splendid articles how
well written- how beautifully
But finally the preaching in
stinct cropped out and the
preacher got to preaching.
He took his text.
“But the greatest of these is
love,” he said.
And ail was over.
Miss Gaston is a sister of
Messrs. Joe and John Gaston,
prominent citizens of this county
and is a most admirable woman.
She carries with her the happy
wishes from a host of friends.
NEXT LYCEUM ATTRACTION
THURSGAY, JANUARY 23
The next lyceum attraction wfl
be a lecture by Lon J. Beauchac(fc
which will be delivered at the
school auditorium on Thursday
evening, January 23.