BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
WOMAN'S HOME MISSION
Quite an interesting meeting
vras held in the Lecture room of
the Methodist church on Monday
the 20th inst., the object of which
was to organize among the ladies
of the church a Woman’s Home
This gathering followed upon a
special sermon on Sunday by the
pastor, when the great work of
this institution and its many
spheres of activity were portray
ed in an interesting manner.
The work of this Society may
be classed under three heads;
The Educational, embracing
schools for j-he Cubans, Chinese,
Japanese and Italians who are
crowding to our shores, besides
schools for the poor in the moun
tains and for the negroes; The
Evangelical, that is city missions,
factory missions, Sunday Schools
Bible readings etc., and Practical,
that is, aiding in the building of
new parsonages throughout the
bounds the Methodist church.
The Society has aided in the
erection of 2000 parsonages in
the 21 years since its organiza
In addition to the above is the
work among the poor, the sick
and needy in the local community
and the special work of furnish
ing the local parsonage. For this
the ladies have spent over S2OO
in the past year.
This is a great movement, and
one with which every lady in the
church should count it an honor
The officers elected are: Mrs.
W. Crum, President; Mrs. J.
G. Coleman, Sec. and Treas., of
the connectional; work, and Mrs.
J. B. Settle, Treas. of the local
Abou< 16 ladies united with the
Creditors of J. E. Reeves
Cos. Accept 25c on Dollar
The unsecured creditors of the
J. E. Reeves Cos. accepted a set
tlement yesterday of twenty-five
cents on the dollar, which means
that the company will have to
The secured creditors, by mort
gage or endorsement or other
wise, stand for $30,000, which is
about the actual value of the
stock if retailed off, and it is
probable that the company will
open its doors at Vaughns. Grif
fin and Jackson for this purpose
in a short time.—Griffin Daily
Fire Distroys Cotton At
About thirteen bales of cotton
were destroyed by fire and about
twenty-five bales badly damaged,
at the depot Wednesday morning
shortly before daylight.
Miss McCall, the new lady op
erator at the depot, gave the
alarm and the Jackson Fire
The cotton belonged mostly to
Wanted; Scrap Iron, Brass,
Copper and Lead.
Jos. L. Wagner & Son.
NEW STREET FROM FLOVILLA
TO EXTEND TO CAMPGROUND
There is some serious talk of
opening up Smith street, from
Flovilla to the Camp Ground.
Should this be done, the distance
would be more direct, and the
streets better than the present !
The right of way has been ob
tained by all except one party.
THORPE SMITH AQCIDENf-
ALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF
On last Friday afternoon while
Mr. Thorpe Smith was repairing
his gun, it accidentally went off,
shooting him through the foot,
inflicting a painful but not dan
DEATH ENDS LIFE OF
MISS FLORENCE CARTER
Miss Florence Carter, age 22
years and daughter of C. R. Car
ter, tax collector of Butts county,
died at their home four miles
from Jackson. Tuesday morning.
The immediate cause of her
death was pneumonia, although
she had lingered close to death
with tuberculosis for several
Funeral rites were conducted
by Rev. Vaughn and inter
ment took place at Towaliga Wed
The surviving relatives have
the sympathy of their many
friends in their sorrow over her
FLOVILLA NO. i.
Miss Bell Smith has a floursh
ing school at Flint Hill.
Mr. A. L. Maddox, of Jackson,
is still electioneering in our' com
munity with the-fair sex, of
Mr. Evan Smith spent last
Tuesday at Monticello, Ga.
Mr. Thos. Cawthon spent last
Thursday with Mr. W. 0: Duke.
The joint discussion between
Rev. Jack Kimbrough and Elder
John Thomas last Sunday at Un
ion Ridge was a feast for Bible
readers. Mr. Thomas represent
ed the Morman, or latter day
Saints. It is seldom that coun
try people have the pleasure of
attending such discussions. Veri
ly, two strong men met and we
hope much good will come from
Misses Smith and Hay attend
ed the joint debate last Sunday
at Union Ridge.
As no one has been mentioned
to represent us in the lower house
of the general assembly of Geor
gia, how would it sound to say,
Hon. Geo. Mallet, Butts county s
next representative. Mr. Mallet
is one of Butts county s most ex
tensive farmers and knows the
needs of the farming class, tie
is conservative on ail questions
and will be excellent legislative
timber. What say you, boys.
Who will be our senator from
JACKSON, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 1908.
THUNDER STORM RAGED IN
JACKSON SUNDAY NIGHT
A storm with unusual features
for January, swept over Jackson
Sunday night. There were vivid
flashes of lightning and heavy
thunder, and for a short time
rain fell in torrents, with a terri
fic wind. Fences, chimney tops
and well coverings were blown
down. A tree in the cemetery,
about five inches in diameter, was
twisted in two near the ground.
The heavy wooden covering of
Hotel flower pit was torn loose
and hurled several yards.
The storm raged for more than
WILL CONSTRUCT A Y SOON
The Flovilla and Indian Spring
Railway will soon begin work on
laying down a “Y” at the Jack
son road crossing at the Camp
Ground. They hope to have it
completed by early summer.
PRIZE OFFERED TO BOYS
AND GIRLS OF BUTTS CO.
A few week’s ago it was an
nounced through the columns of
our local papers that the Georgia
Division, U. D. C.’s. had offered
a medal for the best essay on
“1862, In the Confederacy.”
The contest was opened to white
children throughout the state.
At a recent meeting, the Jack
son chapter decided to offer to
the boys and girls of Butts
county an additional medal, or
the value in money, $5.00. We
hope to have a large number
enter this contest.
Larkin D. Watson, Chap
ter, U. D. C.
the 26th district? Don’t all speak
Mr. A. G. Edwards, of Jackson,
spent Sunday with H. D. Ed
Mr. Woody Lavender, of Jack
son, spent Sunday with his moth
er, Mrs. R. G. Lavender.
Mr. N. K. Vickers spent Sun
day with his family. Mr. Vick
ers has a fine mule business in
Mr. A. H. Lavender nnd sister,
Miss Ida, spent Monday in Jack
Little Sara Smith, who fell a
few weeks ago and broke her
collar bone, is getting on nicely.
Mr. Bob Polk will move to
the farm formerly owned by
J. T. Ross has moved to the
farm of T. W. Fears.
Owing to the scarcity of labor
there will be a great reduction in
the cotton acreage in our vicinity
Beginning Dec. Ist, we will do
all repair work brought to our
shops at reasonable prices for the
| CASH. No repair work charged
1 to any one.
| Carmichael Buggy Cos.
LECTURE BY BEAUCHAMP
. PRONOUNCED A SUCCESS
“Take the Sunny Side” was
the subject of the lecture given
by Lon J. Beauchamp on last
Thursday evening at the school
His coming has been anxiously
looked for, as he brings exper
iences to the platform, such as
have been given to few others.
He caused constant laughter, and
brings sunshine and song into
the lives of those with whom he
comes in contact.
PROF. THOMAS ACTS AS S. S.
West Point, (Ga.) Herald.
Owing to the absence of Su
perintendent E. C. Barker, who
was detained at home by the ill
ness of his wife, Prof. W. P.
Thomas had charge of the Meth
odist Sunday School last Sunday
morning, More than usual in
terest was attached to the exer
cises of the school by reason of
the presentation by Mrs. W. B.
Higginbothem of a most sugges
tive, well written and forceful
paper bearing upon the lesson of
the day. It was appreciated by
teachers, and pupils were alike
entertained and helped.
Mr. D. M. Bell, an old and
highly respected gentleman, died
at his home at Patiilo, at one
o’clock yesterday. He was strick
en with paralysis last Saturday
and contracted pneumonia, which
were the causes of his death.
Mr. Bell was in his eightieth year
and was a most excellent man,
whose long long life was filled
with many good deeds. He
leaves several sons and daughters
and many friends to mourn his
loss. His wife preceeded him to
the grave several years ago. The
funeral will be held at one o’clock
today, conducted by Rev. God
dard, of Milner, and the inter
ment will be at Rock Springs
cemetery.—Griffin Daily News.
It has been reported that I am
about to leave Jackson, and I
wish to correct the mistake and
hope this will stop any such re
port, as I have not entertained
any such idea as leaving Jack
son. It O. C. Webb, M. D.
MONEY TO LOAN.
$20,000 to loan on Butts county
farms at 7 per cent. Come quick
if you need money.
T. J. DEMPSEY,
Buy your groceries and farm
snpplies from Ham & Carter Cos.
They have a full supply of How
ard flour, Georgia cane syrup,
rust proof oats, feed oats, plow
shares, plow stocks, middle bus
ters and other items too numerous
to mention, at rock bottom prices
and anxious to serve you. Come
one,v come all. Get wants
at Ham & Carter Company and
GAMP GROUND TRUSTEES
GIVE AWAY 17 LOTS
The trustees of the Holiness
Camp Ground have given away
up to date, seventeen vacant lots,
which are to be improved by
camp meeting, which convenes in
REV. VANDEVENTER WILL
ARRIVE FEBRUARY 5
Rev. Van Deventer, the new
pastor of the Baptist church will
arrive on February the fifth, and
will conduct the prayer services
at his church that morning.
The first quarterly conference
will be held in the Lecture room
of the Methodist church next
Monday morning. All the stew
ards are urged to be present.
Dr. J. H. Eakes, presiding el
der, will preach Sunday night.
Everybody cordially invited to at
Miss Bessie Thaxton visited
Miss Deedie McClure Sunday.
Miss Deedie McClure has re
turned from a visit to relatives
Mrs. Lawrence Crawford and
Miss Rose Brownlee were the
guests of Mrs. Ellen Wright one
day last week.
Mrs. Jim Brooks visited Mrs.
Zack Smith last Friday.
The friends of Mrs. J. M. Mc-
Clure are glad to know that she
is somewhat improved after an
illness of several days.
Miss Estelle Thornton was in
Miss Mervyn Jones visited
friends in east Butts Saturday
Miss Alice Huie and Hattie
Compton visited Miss Blanch
Mr. J. T. McClure, of Helena,
returned home Monday after a
short visit to Mr. E. Williamson.
Misses Bessie Thaxton and
Virginia Elder visited Miss Ethel
Redman Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Jesse Jones has returned
from a short business trip to At
Mr. and Mrs. Hope McClure
entertained a number of their
friends Friday night. Music fur
nished by Messrs. Dave Thornton,
Woodie Lavender, Johnie Reeves
and John Hodges was enjoyed
H. C. Thaxton, of the Butts
County Progress, was here on
Rev. Dodson, who will conduct
services at the Methodist church
next Saturday and Sunday, is
visiting in Stark this week.
Miss Hattie Jones was the at
tractive guest of Miss Pauline