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The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, January 30, 1908, Image 1

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BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS VOLUME 26. WOMAN'S HOME MISSION SOCIETY ORGANIZED 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 Missionary Society. 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 tion. 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 to belong. 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 work. Abou< 16 ladies united with the Society. 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 raise SB,OOO 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 News. Fire Distroys Cotton At Depot. 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 Department responded. The cotton belonged mostly to Smith-Etheridge Cos. 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 ! road. 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 gerous wound. 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 weeks. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Vaughn and inter ment took place at Towaliga Wed nesday afternoon. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow over her death. 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 course. 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 this discussion. 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 an hour FLOVLLLA-SPRINSS DUMMY 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 at once. Mr. A. G. Edwards, of Jackson, spent Sunday with H. D. Ed wards. 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 Jackson. Mr. A. H. Lavender nnd sister, Miss Ida, spent Monday in Jack son shopping. 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 Judge Curry. 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 this year. NOTICE. 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 auditorium. 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. SUPERINTENDENT SUNDAY 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, Jackson, Ga. 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 be happy. NUMBER 5 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 August. 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. QUARTERLY CONFERENCE. 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 tend. STARK. Miss Bessie Thaxton visited Miss Deedie McClure Sunday. Miss Deedie McClure has re turned from a visit to relatives in Jenkinsburg. 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 Stark Monday. Miss Mervyn Jones visited friends in east Butts Saturday and Sunday. Miss Alice Huie and Hattie Compton visited Miss Blanch Barnes recently. 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 lanta. 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 by all. H. C. Thaxton, of the Butts County Progress, was here on business Monday. 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 McClure Sunday.