BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
COUNTY PRIMARY FIRST
WEDNESDAY IN APRIL
Committee Adopts Resolutions-
Sworn Statement of Favors
to Voters Oust Be
The county primary will be
held April 1. This was the rul
ing made by the new executive
committee in session Monday.
Mr. A. H. Ogletree was re
elected Chairman of the commit
tee, and T. H. Buttrill was elect
ed secretary, to succeed W. E.
A motion introduced by T. H.
Buttrill and calling for the ap
pointment by the chair of a com
mittee of five to draft resolutions
governing the primary, was car
According to the resolutions
adopted by this special committe,
no candidate or his representa
tive shall solicit votes near the
polls, nor shall they offer “finan
cial or other aid tending to in
fluence voters” either on election
day or between the time the reso
lutions were passed and said day.
Each candidate is also required
to submit a “sworn, written
itemized statement of favbrs ex
tended to voters during the cam
The resolutions follow:
Be it resolved by the democrat
ic executive committee of Butts
county: . . ,
1. That a primary election be
held at the usual voting place in
each militia district of Butts
county on the first day of April
1908, for the purpose of nomina
ting members of the General
assembly, a sheriff, a coroner,
a county surveyor, a tax collect
or, a tax receiver, an ordinary,
clerk for the superior court, a
county treasurer, three county
commissioners, a senator for the
twenty-sixth senatorial district,
according to the ruling of the
recent senatorial convention for
2. Said election shall be held
in each district in said county by
the executive committeemen,
residing therein, aided by one or
more democrats and such clerical
help as may be needed or by
three democrats and clerical help
in any absence of the committee
men and the polls shall be open
ed at ten o’clock a. m. and closed
at 4 o’clock p. m. on said election
day except at Jackson, to e
opened at 6 o’clock a. m. an
closed at 6 o’clock p. m - ®
votes cast at each precint s a
be counted, certified and retui n
ed to the court house of said
county for consolidation by noon
of the 2nd day of April 1908.
3. Suitable ballots containing
the names of all the candidates
who comply with the requue
ments of these resolutions sla
be printed at the instance 0 t e
committee and a liberal supp > °
ballots together with the neces
sary election blanks shall be va
nished each district committee
man as much as one
said primary shall be held.
4. All white males 21 years
old or who will be ot a S'“
when the next general election
for county officers is held, who
profess to be democrats and who
reside in Butts county or who
will have resided therein six
months when the election for
county officers is held, shall be
duly qualified to vote in said pri
mary election, unless they would
be disqualified under the laws of
Georgia if said primary were a
general election. Each voter
shall vote either at the voting
place of his district or the one
nearest his home and none but
the tickets or ballots prepared as
above shall be used in said pri
5. No ballots for county com
missioners shall be recognized
and counted unless it bears the
name of three of the candidates
for said office.
6. No candidate, heeler or
repiesentative of any candidate
shall stand at the voting place on
said election day and solicit votes
or work on the election grounds
in behalf of any candidate nor
accompany any voter to the bal
lot box for the purpose of seeing
him vote or influencing his vote,
nor shall they furnish means for
conveying voters to or from said
election, nor furnish directly or
indirectly money, treats, cigars,
financial or other aid tending to
influence voters either on election
day or any time between the pas
sage of these resolutions and said
day. Any candidate violating
this rule by himself or through
others shall forfeit the ballots
cast in his favor and the same
shall be discarded by the consol
idators of the votes.
7. Every candidate shall fur
nish to this committee on the day
of, or before the consolidation of
the votes therein cast, a sworn
itemized written statement of all
favors extended to voters during
the campaign, and of all moneys,
property or other aid given or
loaned, directly or indirectly, dur
ing said campaign to any voter or
8. For the purpose of defray
ing the expenses of said primary
the following assessments are
levied against the candidates who
may offer for nomination there
in: Ordinary, $5.00; shcnff, $lO.-
00- Clerk Superior Court, $5.00;
Coroner, nothing; Surveyor,s2.oo;
County Commissioners $2 50,
Representatives, $10.00; Tax Col
lector, $3.00; Tax Receiver, $2.00,
State Senator, $12.50; treasurer,
$5.00. Candidates who fail to
pay assessments to the full
amount fixed by this committee
by the 20th day of March, 1908
shall not have their names placed
on the ballots herein provided
for and the chairman of said
committee is authorized to re
ceive and disburse this assess
ment for the purpose named. No
ticket voted shall be counted ex
cept the official ballot furnished
by this committee.
q Nothing in these rules shall
abridge the right to challenge
votes or the right of candidates
t 0 contest must be given m writ
hpfore the hour of consolida-
SSve stated, and the time,
JACKSON, GEORGIA. THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1908.
place and manner of hearing will
be determined immediately after
such notice. A plurality of votes
honestly cast will be sufficient to
nominate any of said candidates.
A. H. Ogletree, Chmn.
T. H. Buttrill, Sec.
Just turn your head and look
In Butt’s you’ll see candidates
Candidates for offices of county
Here’s to hoping none of them
will get “bate”
the latter’s parents, Dr. and Mrs
A F White.
J C Maddox and J F Preston
attended Monticello court last
Mr and Mrs John Dozier Per
sons returned to Monticello Mon
day after several days visit to
Miss Lula Dozier is expected
home Wednesday from an ex
tended visit to Macon and Jones
R V Smith went to Atlanta
recently to see his sister, Miss
Alice F Smith, who is there for
Misses Laura, Alice and Maud
Smith and Rosa Greer spent
Sunday in Cork with Miss Lau
You are fortunate in having the
primary fixed for April 1, for if
you wake up and 'find that you
are left you can console yourself
with “April Fool”
Mrs A C Millen has issued in
vitations to an “At Home”
Wednesday afternoon from 3 to
6 in honor of her daughter, Mrs
A W Graves of Tifton.
J. M. Strickland and E M
Smith were in our town last
week and we havn’t yet decided
which one of them wore the
broader smile, but will decide
about June 4 and let you know
Mrs Lizzie Freeman has bought
the vacant lot adjoining Mrs.
Maggie Maddox’s home and will
soon erect a nice little cottage
thereon. We a.e always glad to
hear of any improvents in our
We are glad to see them begin
work on the tracks of the Flovil
la & Indian Spring railway for
that means ’twill not be long be
fore we listen to the welcome
sound of the Dummy whistle and
hear “all aboard for Indian
George 1., son of Mr and Mrs
E J Thompson died Sunday at a
private sanitarium in Atlanta.
He had been ill with meningitis
for about ten days. His body
was interred at McDonough
FLOVILLA NO. 1.
J. D. Moss spent Monday in
T. W. Higgins is serving on
the jury this week.
T. E. Fears transacted busi
i ness in Jackson last Monday.
S Mrs, Bray of Juliette spent
Sunday with her father, J. T.
Policeman Moxley spent last
Friday with N. K. Vickers.
F. M. Maddox, of Jackson,
spent last Wednesday on his
Miss Lucy Marks of Jasper
county is visiting Miss Berta
Rev. Cooper of Juliette preach
ed an interesting sermon at An
Mrs. H. D. Edwards was quite
sick last week—glad to note she
has fully recovered.
“Clever” Thomas Cawthon, of
Jackson No. 2 was in our commu
nity last Sunday evening.
Miss Ida Lavender entertained
a number of her friends last
Sunday evening at a singing.
A. G. Edwards, of Jackson,
was here last Sunday with his
father, E. Edwards.
Misss Bessie Tyler left last
Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs.
Edwards, at Juliette.
Roy Dodson, A. H. Lavender,
J. W. Nosworth and O” M. Duke
represented No. 1 in Jackson
Miss Bertha Harrsion returned
last Friday from an extended
visit to friends and relatives
W H Vickers while unloading
wood from his wagon last Friday
was struck with a piece which
inflicted a severe wound on his
We are glad to note that John
Preston who has been confined
to his room the past year with
rheumatism is able to go on
Now, that the primary has
been set, you can look for the
candidates. And right here let
me tell you boys there is not go
ing to be votes enough to elect
Mrs. M. E. McElhaney who
has been spending a while with
Mrs. Dodson, was called home
last Thursday by telephone mes
sage her little grandson being
Miss Velmer Edwards while
out playing with some children
last Sunday fell and dislocated
her ankle which was promptly
set by a physician. She is now
getting on nicely.
No one has a man who can run
but can’t walk. Will tell you
more about him before the first
of April. He is a good, clever
fellow and will make an excel
lent tax collector.
We endorse what “Plow
handles” had to say in your pa
per in regard to the farmer pro
ducing what he consumes at
home. If every farmer in the
South would adopt this plan he
would be the King of the Situa
tion. But will we do it is the
question. It seems that the
farmer is bent on making cotton
even at a loss.
Clayton Buchanan made home
fomefolks a visit Saturday and
Sunday. Clayton is making
excellent marks in all his studies
according to recent reports re
received from the University by
Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan.
SENATORIAL COMMITTEE *
WILL MEET AT GRIFFIN
Jackson, Ga. Feb. 26, ’OB.
To the Members of the Executive
Committee, composing the
26th Senatorial district of Ga:
A meeting of the above com
mittee is hereby called to con
vene in Griffin Georgia, at the
City Hall at 12 o’clock noon, Feb
ruary 29, to fix a date and rules
for the primary for the nomina
tion of canditates for senator in
said district and to attend to such
other matters as may come be
fore the committee.
R. D. Ogletree, Chairman,
W. E. H. Searcy, Jr., Secy.
BUTTS SUPERIOR COURT
WILL ADJOURN THIS WEEK
After grinding patiently away,
most of the week on criminal
business, Butts Superior court
will most likely adjourn Friday,
according to a statement made
by Judge Reagan.
Read The Progress and you
will find all the news up-do-date.
Mrs. Maud Fincher visited her
mother Thursday night and Fri
Mr. Thomas WcKinley is out of
school on account of hemorhage
of the lungs.
Miss Bessie Thaxton spent
Saturday and Sunday with home
folk in Jackson.
Everybody is busy cutting wood
and making on fires up in this
part of the county.
Mr. B. B. Lewis spent last Sat
urday night with his sister, Mrs.
Mr. Aubie Duke of Stark, was
the guest of his uncle, Mr. R. J.
Mayo last Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Maddox
visited the latter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Mason Sunday.
The singing at Mr. Scrub Fin
cher’s last Friday night, was
highly enjoyed by a large crowd.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mayo spent
last Sunday night and Monday
with homefolk at Sandy Ridge. 1
Well the writer will ring off,
hoping to get to sow oats next
week—by the way if it doesn’t
It seems like we have a bad
spell of cold weather ahead to
look at Mr. Mayo's fine pile of
wood, hauled by Mr. Maddox
Mr. S. C. Lewis of Sandy
Ridge, who has been spending
several weeks with her daughter,
Mrs. Lizzie Mayo, returned home
Look at Fincherville’sfine gar
dens. Many nice cabbages al
ready set out and growing fast.
Guess we will have cabbages some
time soon to eat.
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