butts county progress
Mr. Mayo Passes
Mr. J. T. Mayo, a good and
highly respected citizen of Jack
son, was found dead in the back
lot of Mr. C. R. Gresham Tues
day at 1:15 o’clock.
Dr. J. A. Jarrell who live s
nearby, discovered the out
stretched body with one hand
pressed over the heart, which in
dicated death from heart failure.
Mr. Mayo was doing some work
for Dr. Jarrell at the time of his
death and was seen at his task
about three quarters of an hour
before he was found dead.
Coroner Britt immediately held
an inquest, the verdict of which
was that the deceased came to
his death by heart failure. At
the inquest Dr. Jarrell stated
that his previous examination of
the deceased’s heart led him to
suspect the cause of the death
no sooner than he saw the body.
Mr. Mayo was 65 years old, and
was known as a straight forward,
honest gentleman, and his death
is universally regretted. He was
a member of the Masonic order
and a deacon in the Baptist
His children, Mrs. C. J. Greer,
of Pepperton, John W. Mayo, of
Griffin, J. T. Mayo, Jr., and Mrs.
Henderson survive him.
The funeral was held at the
Baptist church Wednesday after
noon, conducted by Revs. Good
rum and VanDeventer, and the
body was interred in the Jackson
cemetery by the local Masonic
Prof. Mingledorf went to At
lanta Saturday, returning Sun
Miss Estelle Thornton was the
guest of Miss Mervine Jones last
Mrs. Emory Harper left Thurs
day for a week’s visit to her
sister, Mrs. Josie Caldwell, of
Miss Annie Jones spent Satur
day and Sunday at the hospitable
home of Mrs. J. C. Maddox, of
Jackson, the guest of Miss Cassie.
The friends of Dr. Harper re
gret to know that he is seriously
Miss Bessie Maddox and Mr.
Arthur McClure were guests of
Miss Elouise Jones Sunday.
Mr. Slaton Giles, of Jasper
county, visited relatives at Stark
Miss Annis Hoard spent] Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Marion Duke at Worthville.
Mrs. J. E. Hanna, Stark’s effi
cient music teacher, accompanied
by Miss Annis Gilmore, of Jack
son was here Monday.
Mr. Raleigh Giles went to Jas
per county Thursday to spend a
few days with relatives.
Messrs Chester Maddox and
Walter Wilson made “business”
trips to Stark Sunday.
Mr. Austin Smith, who has
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been at work at Cork, is at home
Miss Maude Harper is visiting
in Atlanta this week.
Miss Maude Harmon of Jack
son was the guest of relatives in
Mr. Sam Cook spent a part of
this week in Atlanta
Miss Elouise Jones spent Mon
day night in Stark.
Mr. Lon Maddox, of Jackson,
was in our community Monday.
Mrs. Williamson left Tuesday
for a visit to her son Mr Walter
Williamson, of Broxton.
Talk about the same Britt tun
ing some, that’s no running at
all compared to the way G. R.
Harper, of Stark, runs for mat
rimony. They say George has
been a candidate for 12 or 15
years and that he has been in
dead earnest for five years, as
he has’nt missed but one or two
Sundays in that time going down
to Mr. —well we wont say where
—everybody knows. And he
says being as this is general elec
tion year—and leap year too—he
is going to try hard and if he
dont succeed he will come out
and go way back and sit down.
Miss Beulah Hardy was down
from Atlanta a few days ago
Preaching last Sunday at Pleas
ant Grove, but owing to the bad
weather there were not many
Mr. W. I. Moore has the sym
pathy of a host of friends and
relatives in the loss of his wife,
who died and was buried last
Thursday at Macedonia.' She was
a daughter of Mr. Zack Hardy.
Miss Dana Hodges had the
misfortune to fall and fracture
her arm while playing at school
Mr. T. E. Redman’s many
friends will be sorry to hear of
his serious illness at his home at
Mrs. E. R. Harper with Miss
Maude Harper returned
from a pleasant visit to relatives
Mr. J. W. Stewart and daugh
ter, Miss Daisie, went to Jackson
shopping last Saturday.
Mrs. Annie ' Lemon spent the
week-end with her mother, Mrs.
McElroy, at High Falls.
Mr. Slaton Giles, Monticello,
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1908.
Supreme Court Decides
Against Butts county
In the case of Jackson Bank
ing Company against Butts
County, the Supreme Court of
Georgia last week sustained the
decision of the Fulton Superior
Court, holding that the loan of
about $16,000 made by the Jack
son Banking Company in 1906 to
the Commissioners of Butts
County for county purposes must
be paid by the county.
A former board of commission
ers borrowed the money from the
bank upon the understanding
that sufficient taxes were to be
levied in the following fall to
take up the loan. The present
board of commissioners, upon
their coming into office refused
to pay the notes to the Jackson
Banking Company on the ground
that the transaction was a viola
tion of the state constitution
which throws certain restrictions
around the borrowing of money
Whereupon the bank enjoined
the present board from issuing
warrants against funds depos
ited in the bank, which had been
levied by the former board to
pay the loan.
This injunction was sustained
by the superior court and carried
to the supreme court which held
that the loan which was nego
tiated in good faith and for an
evidently necessary purpose, must
be paid by the county.
visited relatives at Stark a few
days last week.
Missses Nancy Peters and Lu
cile Dempsey, of Atlanta, are ex
pected soon to visit Miss Janie
Mr. A. E. Harris, of Fitzger
ald, came up this week for a few
days’ visit to his mother, Mrs. J.
Mr. Ed Funderburke made his
regular Sunday visit to- Flovilla
last Sunday regardless of it being
Miss Janie Lemon was the
guest of Miss Cecil Bankston
Mr. Morris Moore invested in
a valuable buggy horse a a few
days ago. Look out girls; when
one of these youngsters starts
out, he’s there Johnnie on the
Mr. John Thaxton is on the
sick list this week with Pneu
A. dinner of eight covers was
given on Saturday by Mrs. J. W.
Crum in honor of Mrs. Eakes.
The floral centerpiece of the din
ing table was of asparagus ferns
and cut flowers arranged grace
fully in a beautiful cut glass vase,
resting upon a handsome piece of
lace. A well prepared three
course dinner was served at one
o’clock. Those present were,
Mesdames Eakes, Mallett, Smith,
Settle, R. L. Smith and children,
Messrs J. W. Crum and R. L.
Subscribe for The Progress.
Farmers College Gomes
To Jackson Thursday
The special agricultural train,
conducted by Dean A. M. Soule,
of the State University, will
reach Jackson about 10 o’clock
next Thursday morning, Feb. 13.
The talks on various agricultur
al subjects will last one hour and
a half. Let as many of our far
mers as possible be on hand
HONOR ROLL OF
JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL
Joe Aren son,
Johnnie Hilda Carmichael,
Second Grade. *
Sara Louise Furlow,
H. M. Fletcher,
Mary Catchings Crum,
Lida May McKibben,
ORGANIZE A CLUB.
The little girls met with Ma
mie Kate Watson Saturday Feb
ruary first, and organized a “Lit
erary Club” and have written to
Aunt Janet,asking to be admitted
into her “Club of Clubs.” They
expect to hear from her soon,
giving them suggestions. The
little girls enjoyed the afternoon
spent with Mamie Kate Watson.
The members are as follows:
Margaret Sams, Mamie Kate
Watson, Rosalie Carmichael,
Helen Smith, Helen Carmichael,
Laura Daughtry, Beatrice Wil
liams and Julia Curry.
(From Savannah Morning News)
The Rev. Dr. Robert Van De-
Venter preached his farewell
sermon as pastor of the Duffy
Street Baptist Church to an un
usually large congregation last
night. Dr. Van DeVenter has
been for eight years pastor of the
church and at the conclusion of
the service there were few dry
eyes, so deep was the love of the
congregation for its pastor. He
leaves this week to accept a
charge at Jackson, Ga.
Asa token of this affection Dr.
Van DeVenter was presented
with a handsome watch fob, by
Rev. Dr. W. L. Pickard, in be
half of the congregation. The
fob is a handsome one and is a
duplicate of one Dr. VanDeVen
ter lost in Europe, which was the
gift of the Georgia State Baptist
Young People’s Union. The de
sign is the official seal of the B.
Y. P. U. Dr. VanDeVenter also
received numerous individual to
kens from his congregation.
In presenting the fob Dr.
Pickard said: “This is most ap
propriate as a testimonial to your
work with the young people,
which has always characterized
your pastorate. The gold of
which this charm is made stands
for the purity of the character of
my brother, and the diamonds,
so beautifully reflecting the sun’s
light, typifies the light of the
Saviour as reflected in the life of
this pastor. They will not for
get you, Dr. VanDeVenter, and
they are sure you will not for
get them, but they want you to
have this to wear all the days of
your life as a token of their love
and confidence.” Dr. VanDe
venter replied in a few heartfelt
MADSTONE APPLIED TO
LITTLE CHARLES CAWTHON
Messrs. Oscar and Zeke Caw
thon and L. L. Whitten carried
Charles Cawthon, who was bit
ten by a dog, supposed to have
had rabies, to Jersey, Walton
county, last Friday night, when
a mad stone, in posession of Mr.
Whitten’s father, was applied to
the wound four different times,
but failed to adhere. Mr. Whit
ten has so much confidence in
the stone, he feels sure the child
will not have hydrophobia. They
returned greatly encouraged.
Mr. R. M. Fletcher, while in
the city from Locust Grove, Tues
day, was kind enough to remem
ber The Progress with a pleasant
call, and subscription money to
Miss Ophelia Banks who has
charge of the Old Bethel school,
spent Saturday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Banks.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kinard drove
to Griffin Saturday. Mrs. Ki
nard returned the early part of
Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal
and The Butts County Progress
$1.50 a year.