BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
Busy Grinding Out Civil
Only a Few Verdicts Rendered
Up to Going to Press—Many
cases Yet to be Tried-
Butts Superior court convened
Monday- The grand jury was
promptly sworn in and charged
by Jukge Reagan on the subject
of intoxicants, concealed weapons
and gaming. The judge charged
that to these three evils most
crimes could be traced and that
if they could be abolished the
criminal courts of the land would
go out of business.
Many cases were continued
for various reasons, but the
court has been busy and will
probably work on the civil cases
These cases have been tried to
Kowles vs Knowles, judge
ment for defendant.
Mallett and Nutt vs B F Wat
kins, verdict for defendant.
C B Biles vs H L Bledsoe,
judgement for plaiutiff, W E
Watkins atty for plaintiff
Henry Heintz & Cos. vs C A
Pittman, verdict for defendant,
The plaintiff in this case repre
sented a Northern cotton ex
change, and eleven of the jury
men are members of the Farm
FUNERAL OF MR.
J. 0. BEAUCHAMP
On last Friday afternoon at 2
o’clock the funeral services of
Mr. J. O. Beauchamp were held
at the Methodist church and con
ducted by Rev. S. P. Wiggins.
The pall bearers were Messrs. T.
A. Spencer, H. Thurston, J. R.
McCord, S. H. Mays, Preston and
Although the weather was ex
ceedingly inclement the church
was crowded with sympathizing
friends and relatives..
By request of the directors of
the Farmers Union warehouse, I
hereby call a meeting of the stock
holders to meet at the warehouse
the 3rd Saturday in March, at 2
o’clock p. m. to discuss the ad
visability of converting our ware
house into a bonded warehouse.
S. J. SMITH, Pres.
JACKSON R. F. DJO. 2
Everybody is courting this week
—some have to and some ror the
fun of it.
Quite a lot of Valentine Draw
ings and social politics this week
too numerous to mention.
We would like to know what
the attractions are at Stark that
keeps Messrs. Troy Thomas and
Harvey Hodges up there so much.
As they tell it on ther bovs, they
board at 'home and live at Stai k
one half the time, at least and ot
course, every Sunday is throw n
in extra. We got an eye on you,
boys, but say go your route.
Mr. D. M. Thornton, of Jack
son, Eloise Jones, of Stark, spent
last Sunday with Miss Bessie
Mr. John Thaxton. with Miss
Rosa Reeves visited the rami y
of Mr. H. M, Reeves last Sunday.
The wind last Friday
blew the house which S, H. Ala} =
was having built off the pillars,
not tearing up the framing
funeral services over
BODY OF MR. CARMICHAEL
Funeral services over the body
of Mr. J. R. Carmichael were
held at the residence at 2 o’clock
Rev. James Bradley, pastor of
the Presbyterian church, of
which Mr. Carmichael was one of
the strongest pillars, conducted
the services. The pall bearers
were Messrs. L. M. Crawford,
Lee Smith, J. H. McKibben, H.
L. Daughtry, S. 0. Ham and J.
In what deep and general af
fection Mr. Carmichael was held
the large number of friends pres
ent at the service and the number
of floral offerings bore beautiful
testimony. The casket was laden
with roses, carnations, violets,
hyacinths and the earliest spring
In their bereavement, the fam
ily have the sympathy of the en
The following lines are extracts
taken from a letter written by
Mr. J. R. Carmichael previous to
his death and which he desired
“My loving devoted wife and
my loving and obedient children:
“As to my estate, including
life insurance, after paying all
my debts, it will be worth about
$70,000. See recent statement
made Bradstreet & Dunn.
“Keep Victor in college, and
continue my policy to Sister
“In my early school days, I
came near drowning twice. From
my experience then, I think it is
an easy way to die. Hence, you
will find, if I am not thwarted in
my design, my body in McCord’s
mill pond, near the dam.
“Please keep the original, but
have copy published in each of
the Jackson papers, and send one
copy to the Atlanta Journal, to
be published before a false state
ment can go out to the public.”
On the door of the First Nat
ional Bank, Mr. Carmichael re
quested, also, that the following
in his own hand-writing, be post
ed: “2-13, 1908.
“The affairs of the bank are in
good condition. ,
“Depositors and stockholders
need not be uneasy.
‘‘We have some past-due notes
due the bank, but knowing the
people as I do, I don t think there
will be as much as SSOO which
will not be paid.
‘‘J. R. Oarmichael, Pres.
“Paste this on front door of
Mrs W. D. Jolly went to Jen
kinsbiirg last Sunday for a few
days visit to her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Glass.
Mr Harvey Hodges returned
one day last week from a pleas
ant visit to relatives in Monticel
Mr Watkins is erecting a new
tenant house on his farm near
the Beauchamp place.
Mr W. M. Thompson of R. W.
Mays' & Cos. of Stark, went to
Mr W I. Moore moved last
Tuesday to his father's, Mr. I. C,
Moore, at Hodges mill.
Mo ° ’ Rough Rider.
Mr J. R. Carmichael’s guano
business will be conducted by >.
W Carmichael with office at the
wun him for collection.
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 1908.
FLOVILLA NO. 1
Correspondent Sends In
Short and Snappy Paragraphs
About People and Things
riany of Them.
Mr. R. E. Lavender spent Sun
day at Cabiness.
Mr. A. H. Lavender was in
Our school at Union continues
to grow. There are 33 enrolled
Misses Lizzie and Mollie Moss
entertained a few friends last
Miss Bell Smith spent Tuesday
night with the family of Mr. T.
Mr. Van WhiteTspent Thurs
day in Jackson, attending the
Ocmulgee river has been past
crossing for several days, owing
to the heavy rains.
Mrs* Pope of Flovilla, is visit
ng her daughter, Mrs. N. K.
Vickers on No. 2.
Mr. Cooper of Juliette will
preach Sunday at Antioch church.
All are invited to hear him.
Mr. M. L. Freeman spent Mon
day in Jackson attending court
and transacting other business.
Mr. O. D. Smith, with Glover
and Albert, spent Sunday with
his father, Hon. Wilson Smith.
Miss Ida Lavender is expect
ing to have as her guest next
week Miss Daisy Tyler of Monti
Miss Bessie Waldrop of Jack
son, spent the week-end with her
paemts, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Mr. H. H. Vickers returned to
her home near Monticello after a
pleasant week Avith her sister,
Mrs. Roy Dodson.
Mr. Woody Lavender of Jack
son, was seen passing through
here last Sunday enroute to Jas
Mr. Chas. Maddox, whom we
made mention of last week being
confined to his bed with pneu
monia, we are glad to note is im
Rev. Jack Kimbrough of Stark
filled his regular monthly appoint
ment at U nion last Sun day. The
church called Mr. Kimbrough for
the ensuing year.
You can set your watch by No.
IR. F. D. carrier. I doubt
whether “Uncle Sam” has a man
in his service that is more punct
ual than J. S. Cummings.
Colonels Duke and Curry have
locked horns for the senate,
which will be a very interesting
race, if some old farmer dont
butt in. The old farmer has
taken a notion, when he wants
anything to go after it himself
and not send a lawyer.
Let us put our convicts on the
public roads of our county. I
think this would be a better way
to get good roads than by
“bonds.” You anc just put No.
1 down against bonds. If our
county is absolutely obliged to
have money to pay our indebted
ness, let us vote to raise it by di
We noticed in a past issue of
The Progress, the February court
calender which impressed me
with the idea that Butts county
MB. WISE TO AODRESS VOT
ERS NEXT MONDAY, 24TH.
Col. J. W. Wise, candidate for
solicitor general of this circuit,
will address the voters of Butts
county at the courthouse next
Monday at noon, February 24th.
All are invited to hear him.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our heart
felt gratitude to the many friends
for their kindness and sympathy
in our severe affliction, the death
of our husband and father, J. R.
Carmichael. May our Heavenly
Father bless and keep ycu. He
Mrs. J. R. Carmichael
CARD OF THANKS.
To all those who were so kind
in extending to us their assistance
at the sickness and death our of
husband and father, we wish to
express our sincere thanks
The many little acts of kind
ness on the part of our friends
and neighbors were truly Chris
tian and are inexpressibly appre
Mrs. J. 0. Beauchamp,
C. 0. Beauchamp,
C. T. Beauchamp,
Mrs. W. A. Winn,
Passed by the Board of Directors
of The First National Bank
In Session Feb. 18,1908.
Resolved: We as directors as
sembled, do hereby certify that
as regards the relation of Mr. J.
Matt McMichael with this insti
tution he is in possession of only
(10) ten shares of the capital
stock of this bank, said stock
being the only stock of the in
stitution which he has ever held
or controlled, and that in the di
rectors meeting held Thursday
afternoon, Feb. 13, that he, J.
Matt McMichael and the other
members of the board who were
present concurred in the sugges
tion of the deceased president of
the bank as regarded the only
business transacted, namely :
The calling together of the stock
holders of the bank to consider
an increase in its capital stock
and that as shown by the min
utes of said meeting on Feb. 13,
there was no mention of any
change of officers or policy of this
We deplore most deeply the
grievous rumor which should
name Mr. J. Matt McMichael
other than a friend of this insti
tution or as of a close and bosom
friend of our deceased president.
J. H. Carmichael,
W. A. Newton,
J. Matt McMichael,
needed a city court. It seems to
me the docket is far behind and
no hope of ever clearing it with
out seme kind of intermediate
court. Now lam not telling the
people they must have one, but
it seems to me as a business propo
sition, we need it. If the voter
and tax payer will take it on him
self to see he will find our Super
ior court is causing Butts county
yearly about S6OOO. Give us a
well regulated city court and you
will find it a great saving to the
Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal
and The Butts County Progress
'51.50 a year.
Elects New Executive
Which Is Called to fleet at Court
House Next Honday—May
Set Date of County
At a mass meeting held Thurs
day, Mr. A. H. Ogletree was
elected chairman and Col. W. E.
The meeting then elected
the following executive commit
Jackson district —0 P Jinks,
J M Gaston, T H Buttrill, W E
Indian Springs—W B Dozier,
M W Preston, W P Castleberry,
Geo F Etheridge
Towaliga—W D Compton, S J
Foster, R D Ogletree.
Worthville—L A Cawthon, A C
Aiken, T A Fincher,
Buttrill —T W Moore, W E Fos
ter, R A Woodward.
Iron Springs—W T Cawthon,
0 A Andrews, W M Andrews.
Coody’s—J R Hammond, W W
Leverette, O L Weaver,
Dublin— B C Ward, C A
Towles, Robt. Torbett.
A meeting of the new commit
tee will be held next Monday at
12 o’clock. All members are
urgently requested to be pres
ent. By order of
A. H. Ogletree, Chairman.
W. E. Watkins, Secretary.
MR. PBWERS LEAVES FOR
NEW YORK TO BUY 600DS
Mr. W. P. Powers, the popular
buyer of the well-known Jackson
Mercantile Cos., left Thursday for
New York and other eastern
markets to purchase a full line of
spring and summer goods.
Mr. Powers is fortunate in
possessing a splendid appreciation
of the tasty, the odd, the unique
and his many customers need not
be informed that he will return
with just the proper quantity and
Suality of goods that will bring
elight to his many customers.
Miss Mervine Jones is spending
this week at Jenkinsburg, the
guest of Mrs. Russell Merideth.
Miss Blanche Barnes was the
guest of Dr, and Mrs. Harper
Quite a number of ladies met
at the home of Mrs. Sam Cook
Monday afternoon and quilted a
quilt for the Orphans Home at
Messrs. Raleigh Giles and Ar
thur McClure went t<J Jackson
last week and became members
of the Jackson Rifles.
Mrs. Louisa Smith Lummus,
of Jasper county, who has been
visiting relatives here for quite
a while, left Monday for a visit
to Henry county.
Mrs. Ed Hilly, who has been
sick for some time, continues
very low, to the regret of her
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Maddox and
little son, Lamar, of Iron Springs
spent Sunday very pleasantly
with Mrs. Giddie Cook.
The people met at Macedonia
last Sunday afternoon and reor
ganized the Sunday school there.
A large number was present, but
we hope still more will come and
help carry on the profitable work
which has been started.
Misses Bessie Kate Thomas,
May Stwart and Mr. Troy Thom
as, of Base, visited the teachers
here Friday. --
Mrs. H. G. McClure spent Sa‘i
urday and Sunday in Jackson.