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The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, January 16, 1908, Image 1

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BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS VOLUME 26. UNCLE SAM Is Right After The Week ly Newspapers. Says Papers Must Not Be Sent To Subscriber Who Owes For Hore Than One Year— Please Renew. 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 year. 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 fact. 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 further improvements. 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 paper.! 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. NOTICE. 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. Yours truly, 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 ledgeville. Sheriff Wilson conveyed the unfortunate man to Milledgeville Tuesday. 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 METHODIST STEWARDS The board of stewards of the Methodist church were very pleas' 1 antly entertained at dinner on Tuesday evening by Rev. S. P. Wiggins. 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 of guests. 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 invited were: 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* fersonian $1.75. JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, JAN. 16, <qoß. JACKSON BANK Will Reorganize as a National Bank. 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 sary. 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. McMichael, bookkeeper. 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 Jackson. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock at Fellowship church by Rev. Harper. 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 ’Phone 8. 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 one day. 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 are dasdies. McKIBBEN CO. NUMBER 3 ENGAGED 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 nesday. Stepping up to the side of the ordinary he asked: ‘ ‘What duties do you perform here?” 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 cense.” 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 wife. 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 this way: 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 strange things. The preacher wrote to the au thor. And the author wrote to the preacher. Letters kept going and kept coming for twelve months. Such splendid articles how well written- how beautifully true! 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.