BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
On Wheels To Reach Jack
son Thursday, Fefj). 13.
Farmers of This Section Asked To
Meet the Train—To Hear
Lecturer and See Exhibits
Lasts Hour and Half.
The Special Educational Train
which is to be operated ip Feb
ruary and March by the State
College of Agriculture in connec
tion with the various railroads is
expected to reach Jackson Febru
ary 13, about 10 o’clock a. m.
The scedule has been carefully
made up and we will follow it
closely as possible, though of
course there may be some varia
tion from the time indicated.
All visitors should come pre
pared to stay a little longer for
the train may be delayed, but
they should be at the station at
the time indicated above, for if
the train arrives promptly, as it
will in most instances, those who
are late will miss a part of the
benefit which it is hoped our visit
We expect to stop an hour and
a half at each place. During
that time it is believed that as
many as three or four short,
practical talks can be made and
leave a half hour for the inspec
tion of the exhibit car.
Detailed information concern
ing the make-up of the train and
the character of the exhibits
will be sent you shortly.
We trust we may have your co
operation and that of all the good
people of your vicinity in making
the visit of this Educational Train
a success. No effort is being
spared by us to provide a feast of
good things, and we ask your co
operation in placing before your
people information as to when the
train will arrive.
Assuring you that our only de
sire in this matter is to benefit
the farmers whom it is our duty
and pleasure to serve, I am,
Athens, Ga. Jan. 20, 1908.
MISS CARMICHAEL ENTER
TAINS AT DINNER.
Miss Bertha Carmichael enter
tained a few of her friends on
last Sunday at an elegant birth
The table was pretty with its
rare old silver ancf cut glass, and
brightened with fragrant white
narcissus and asparagus ferns.
A well prepared three course
dinner was served.
Miss Carmichael’s guests in
cluded, Misses Adel Nutt, Emma
Jane Ham, Rosa Newton and Mes
srs Park Newton, Homer Car
michael and Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Beginning Dec. Ist, we will do
all repair work brought to our
>shops at reasonable prices for the
RASH. No repair work charged
to any one.
Carmichael Buggy Cos.
CITY FATHERS FOR
Mayor Ham and the new coun
cilmen received the oath of of
fice for the present year Tuesday
They then elected the board of
tax assessors, policemen and other
Geo. Carmichael was made
clerk and treasurer; J. A. McMi
chael, tax receiver; W. E. Wat
kins, city attorney; L. M. Craw
ford, chief of police; J. E. Mc-
Messrs. A. H. Smith, W. P.
Nutt and B. P. Bailey were ap
pointed tax assessors.
BUSTER BROWN BARBER
ENTERS COTTON BUSINESS
Buster Brown Barber, colored,
was arrested recently on the
charge of stealing a quantity of
fence wire, cotton seed meal, and
cotton samples from the Union
Buster, it seems, sold his goods
to other members of his race and
these have also been arrested.
WHILE HANDLING PISTOL
MR. JONES SHOOTS HIMSELF
Mr. Stephen Jones, who lives a
few miles from Jackson, accident
ally shot himself in the thigh
last Saturday while handling a
pistol, inflicting a flesh wound,
from which he is now rapidly re
covering. He, however, is still
confined to his bed.
TIME LOCK WOULDN’T WORK
SAFE CLOSED MANY DAYS
The time lock in the Jackson
Banking safe refused to operate
on Wednesday night of last week,
and required the services of an
expert to get the safe open. This
inconvenienced the bank a good
deal, as they were unable to get
to their cash until Monday morn
YOUNG LADIES OF JACKSON
ENTERTAIN FEBRUARY 14
A masquerade party will be
given by the young ladies of
Jackson on February the four
teenth at the Armory, in honor
of the young men.
The following committees have
been appointed. Financial—
Misses Minnie Bailey and Emma
Jane Ham; Invitation-Miss El
oise Pound, Chairman, Misses
Lucy Goodman, Dollie McKibben,
Sallie Mae Ball; Refreshments-
Miss Nina Harris, Chairman,
Misses Tallie Joliy, Rosa Newton,
Alice Maddox, Bertha Carmich
ael; Arrangement-Miss Ada
Sams, Chairman, Misses Nettie
Rae Pittman, Leonora Nutt, Alice
Mae Haynes. Annie Crawford and
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, JAN. 23, *9OB.
TALKS OF LONG AGO
I am sure people- are living in
Jackson today who are not aware
of the fact that Jackson once
supported and maintained one of
the finest race tracks in Georgia.
Back in the thirties and probably
forties, when the Waters Harri
son and many hundreds of stock
raisers, as well as horse racers
had full swing.
I have heard some fabulous
stories as well as softie narrow
escapes of the riders.
The tract was laid out on the
old Tarpley place, just in front
of Mead Hendirck’s old home on
Indian Springs road and was a
A more suitable place could
not have been found in Butts
county, as it required no grading
and at present there does not re
main a single sign or resemblence
of ever having been a horse race
or bet there. The place now be
longs to B. F. Watkins and right
on the old track he makes a bale
of cotton per acre or thirty bush
els of wheat or corn each year.
Thus the plow share has taken
the place of a then very popular
amusement, which at this time is
completely gone out of practice,
only among the gentry in large
cities and other localities.
And but few people know that
Jackson pulled off the last ‘ ‘gan
der pulling” that ever happened
in Georgia and perhaps in the
south. I was an eye-witness to
that most cruel and barbarious
sport. Some future day I will
tell younger set who read The
Progress how a gander-pulling is
arranged and carried on from
start to finish, by describing the
one I am now writing about.
The farmers are bringing in
some cotton this week, as they
think 12 cents a good price.
Miss May Garr has gone back
to Yatesvilleto teach this season.
Miss Vallie Garr is teaching at
That little speech which the school
girl used to recite on Friday evening and
which went like this:
“What a pity
Has a beauty that
has got one BIG EXCEPTION and that
is the cold glitter of a dollar paid for
Friends, when you come to town don’t
forget The Progress,. for some how we
need money as well as other folks.
A GASOLINE ENGINE
While it may be of little inter
est to know that so-and-so has
bought a gasoline engine, The
Progress makes known the fact
of its purchase of such a machine
in order that the people may
know what we are doing in the
effort to give them what they de
mand in the way of a newspaper.
Other minor equipments are
being made all along, in the be
lief that Butts county people will
support such a paper as we, in
time, hope to issue.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 1908
The first National Bank of
Jackson, held its annual stock
holders meeting at the office of
the bank, Tuesday 14th. On re
ceiving the report of the officers
of the bank, the stockholders
ordered that $3000.00 of the net
earnings be carried to undivided
The same officers were reelect
ed as follows: J. R. Carmichael
President, J. H. Carmichael Vice
President, A. Homer Carmichael
Cashier, C. T. Beauchamp was re
The following gentlemen were
unanimously elected as directors
of the bank for the ensuing year.
J. Matt McMichael, J. H. Car
michael, W. M. Hammond, W. A.
Newton, J. R. Carmichael.
It will be noticed that Mr. Ham
mond is anew member of the
directorship, and it is pleasing to
the friends of the bank to thus
have him associated with them.
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.
Commissioner To Be Elect
ed By Educational Board
Chairman Hammond Calls For
Applicants To Stand Exami
nation Before Board at
Courthouse Feb. 4.
Applicants for the position of
County School Commissioner of
Butts county are hereby notified
to be and appear before the coun
ty board of education, at the
courthouse in Jackson, on Tues
day the 4th day of February next,
at 10 o’clock, a. m. on said day,
and stand examination as re
quired by law, upon the subjects
taught in the common schools,
and such other supjects as the
State School Commissioner may
After examination the board
will elect the applicant, who has
stood satisfactory examination,
to be County School Commission
er for said county for a term of
four years, after expiration of the
commissioners of the present in
T. S. Hammond, Pres.,
Board of Education.
AROUND NO. 8.
Miss Felicia Morrison, of Jack
son, has a fine school at Union
Point with about thirty pupils
Mr. Cleveland Barnes called on
Miss Nora Vaughn Sunday after
We are sorry to state that Mrs.
Lucy Nolen, who has been
quite ill for a couple of weeks, is
no better at this time.
Howard Standard and Miss
Kate Gray were out riding Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Warren, of New
ton county, visited the family of
J. B. Holifield Saturday and Sun
Five of the Fincherville boys
gave Miss Alice Hinton a call
Messrs. Claude Duke and Wil
lie Hoard, of Stark, gave Miss
Kate Gray a very pleasant call
one evening recently.
Mr. Ben Kitchins spent Sunday
with loved ones in Jasper county.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis White
spent Sunday with the family of
G. W. White, of Worthville.
Misses Lucy Holifield and Vallie
Standard spent Sunday night
with Mrs. W. E. Gray.
Miss Trudie Singley, of Iron
Springs, was visiting her sister,
Mrs. Eula Holifield Monday.
Walter Duke, of Worthville,
spent Saturday night with Claud
and Grady Gray.
Mr. John Chambers spent
Thursday nightfcwith Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis White.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Pitts Newton,
originally from Jackson, but now
of Anson, Texas, called the roll
at their house a month*ago, and
little E. P., Jr., answered num