BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS
%>mall Nevs Items Picked
Up ii Mill City
Whdh is Splendid Growth of
'Schoelf Since Child Labor
Jaw Went Into
Rev. Mr. Owens, of Atlanta,
preached three very interesting
sermons to appreciative audiences
Saturday evening, Sunday and
The Sabbath School has been
changed from Sunday afternoon
to Sunday morning.
The weekly Wednesday even
ing prayer service is growing in
Mrs. J. L; Kelly happened to a
painful accident Friday after
noon,. In attempting to go down
the steps her ankle gave away
and she fell, spraining her arm.
Miss Ida Moss has returned
from a very pleasant visit to Mc-
Donough and Flippen.
Gainelle, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thomas, is
Mrs. J. W. Norris, who has
been ill*for several weeks is im
Miss Zona Kelly spent Satur
day and Sunday .very pleasantly
at Juliette with her sister, Mrs.
J. H. Maxwell.
Mrs. J. J. Hatton, who has been
seriously ill, is improving.
Mrs. T. B. Britt has been quite
Mr. Luther Greer, of Juliette,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Mrs. Henry Quinn has been
quite sick for several days.
Mrs. J. A. Evans, while visit
ing a neighbor Sunday afternoon
was taken violently ill and a phy
sician was called.
Since the child labor law went
into effect the enrollment of the
Pepperton school has been great
ly increased. Miss Watkins is
sustaining her reputation as a
teacher, this being her second
year at Pepperton.
CARTER & WATKINS WILL
FURNISH GUANO TO UNION
Carter & Watkins will furnish
guano to the Butts County Farm
ers Union during the present sea
son, their bid which was the low
est among others, being accepted
at a recent meeting of the Union.
TWO MORMAN ELDERS MAKE
CANVASS OF BUTTS COUNTY
Two Morman Elders, Messrs
Golding and Tolton by name
have been' doing mission wor
in Jackson and Butts countv 01
the past several days.
They impressed their hearers
as being very intelligent and
men deserving the name of ge
They left this week for Mm
JACKSON, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, MARCH. 12, 1908
JACKSON R, F, 0. 2.
Well the plow boys stirred
around some last week. Fine
weather for farm work.
Mrs. A. S. and Miss Nannie
Gilmore, were on the sick list
last week with grip.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Jolly and
children, were fishing on the
creek last Saturday p. m.
Mrs. B. F. Brown was taken
suddenly and seriously ill last
Mrs. G. W. Gilmore has been
on the sick list for several days
Mr. M. D. Henderson of Flo
villa, visited his old friend, Mr.
J. W. Lemon a few days ago.
Messrs John Lemon and C. L.
Maddox, visited the family of
Mr. J. R. Prlas unday.
Just ask Harvey Hodges if he
was disappointed last Sunday or
Mr. F. C. Maddox of Flovilla,
was over to his farm last Satur
day on business.
Miss Daisy Thompson of near
Old Bethel, friends at
Stark a few days ago.
That epidemfic of lagrippe
seems to have hit No. 2 all around
from the number of cases report
Mr. Grady Brooks and Miss
Leila Lane of Jenkinsburg, were
guests of Miss May Belle Maddox
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas
visited the latter’s parents near
Monticello, last Saturday and
Mr. Wright Maddox with Miss
es Cornelia Hardy and Nora
Reeves, visited the family of Mr.
W. H. Reeves Sunday.
Dr. J. E. Woods of Jackson,
was called out to Stark last Tues
day to see Mrs. Margaret Hooten
who has been seriously ill for
Miss Bernice Byars and brother
of Juliette, will arrive in Jack
son Friday to attend the debate
between the boys and girls at the
auditorium, and a short visit to
friends at Stark.
Madam Rumor has it that No.
2 will lose one of its patrons soon
in the way of a marriage. We
wont say who just now, but very
soon we know. Just wait
That noble, well-founded-and
tion, the Farmers Union met last
Saturday afternoon at their meet
ing place at Stark, and transact
ed important business, after
which they had the pleasure of
listening to a speech by Hon. J.
M. Gaston, the county president.
Mr. Troy Thomas rolled out a
H. M. T. stick back buggy a few
days ago. Look out girls—when
an old a coon as that gets anew
buggy it isnt’t for nothing. And
look out too, for this is leap year
and if you don’t mind you will
leap into something you can’t
leap out of.
Mr.- Troy Hardy of Stark, is
the champion fisherman so far, j
having caught a good many al-i
ready, one or two weighing ten I
“Received No Support
Says Col. Wise Who Corrects Rumor
That He Was Responsible For
Fayetteville, Ga. March 7, ‘OB.
—There has been a rumor around
in the Flint Circuit to the effect
that I am responsible for the
passage of the law changing the
manner of paying the Confeder
ate veterans from annual to quar
I desire to say that not only am
I not responsible for it, but that
I was not at the time of its pas
sage in* favor of it, did not vote
for it, did not support the scheme
in any manner whatever, but was
against it all the time, and now
as then am still against it, and
propose to do what I can at the
next session of the General As
sembly, of which I am a mem
ber, to restore the old plan of
Not only in the above instance
have I worked and voted for what
I believed to be the best interest
of the soldiers of the Confederacy,
but for the last six years in the
General Assembly I have sup
ported every measure proposed
in their behalf Did my best to
get through a bill paying all Con
federate soldiers and their
widows a pension without regard
to their financial condition, or
the wounds received, believing
that the state owed this debt to
them. You can take my record,
and you will find nothing done
by me to their injury.
Parties circulating this report
for campaign purposes simply do
not tell the truth.
J. W. Wise.
to fifteen pounds.
Mr. Ben Hodges went to Jack
son last Monday on business,
Mr. R. E. Davender and fam
ily, have been real sick for sever
al days with grip.
Mr. Tom Giles was looking af
ter business interests down on
No. 2 last week.
The many friends of Hon. Wil
liam Hodges will be sorry to hear
of his serious illness at his home
in Iron Spring with lagrippe.
Mr. Marion Preston had the
misfortune to lose his pocket
book containing about $50,00, he
thought for good, between his
home and Stark, but we learn it
was found by the right kind of
young man, Mr. W. C. Bond, at
Stark, and promptly returned to
the owner without reward.
It has been stated that Mr. J.
W. Fletcher was out of the race
for County Commissioner and
The Progress was last week
authorized to take his announce
ment out of the paper which we,
through mistake, did not do. J
This week, we have the straight
information that he is in the race.
His announcement, accordingly,
continues to appear.
Mr, S. P. Smith a recent visi
tor to Macon.
Mr. J. T. Goodman of Jackson,
was a recent visitor here.
Col. J. W. Wise of Fayetteville,
was in our town Tuesday.
Mrs. J. S. Moxley and children
have returned home from Cork.
Miss May Moore has returned
from a week’s visit to relatives
Mrs. J. T. Edwards was the
guest of friends at Cork last
Mrs. D. S. Driscol of Juliette,
was a recent guest of Miss Alice
Mr. E. L. Lawson and sister,
Miss Lou, visited Atlanta last
Mrs. J. S. Cumming and Mrs.
J. P. Smith visited Jackson last
Miss Sallie May Ball of Jack
son, visited friends here last
Messrs R. V. Smith and W. J.
Partridge spent a day in the Gate
City this week.
Miss Ruby Ward of Cork, was
the guest of Miss Sara Thomp
son last Saturday.
Prof. Earl King and Mr. W. A.
Dozier, of Btlanta, spent the
week-end in Flovilla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mote Watts
and little daughter, Martha, have
gone to Jackson for a short stay.
Mrs. Henrietta J. Watkins has
returned home, after spending
several weeks most delightfully
Mrs. Lula Duke who has been
sick for several weeks is improv
ing, and will leave Thursday for
Hot Springs, Ark.
The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Goodrum, are glad to
know they are convalescing from
several weeks illness.
Miss Lucy Goodrum, who was
called home on account of the
illness of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Goodrum, expects to
return to Villa Rica Thursday.
Miss Mariamne Dozier and
Miss Lucy Bryan, of Athens,
after a pleasant visit to Miss Doz
ier’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Dozier, have returned to
school at Wesleyan.
Mrs. G. W. Key and children
of Milner, have returned home,
after a visit to Mrs. Key’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Sharp.
She was accompanied home by
her sister, Miss Ada Sharp.
Mrs. W. J. Partridge enter
tained a few friends very in
formally Monday evening. The !
evening was spent in playing a |
number of interesting games, af- i
ter which refreshments were |
served. Those present were,;
Miss Mariamne Dozier and her
attractive guest, Miss Lucy
Bryan, of Athens, Misses Alice,
Smith, Lucille Elder, Willie Ter- I
rell, and Bessie Blood worth,'
Messrs C. D. Ingram, Troup
Smith, Aldine Thompson,. Par
ham Smith and Orin Dorier.
Will Erect Building On
Property Has Been Purchased---Bank
Will Be Called “National
Bank of Jackson”
One hundred dollars per front
foot for Jackson property!
How is that for high?
The new national bank has
purchased the Hitchens corner
from H. Y. McCord, the lot being
30x100 feet, and the considera
tion, it is understood, being $3,-
On this lot the promoters of
the new bank will erect a two
story building, the upper story to
be used for offices and the lower
one to be occupied by the bank.
The bank will be called the
“National Bank of Jackson.”
It is probable that the bank
will not be opened until July,
when it is hoped that the new
building will be completed.
Effort is being made by the
projectors of the new institution
to scatter the htock in the hands
of as many as possible.
DEATH OF GEO. S. THOMPSON
BRINGS BACK RECOLLECTIONS
The death of young George I.
Seney Thompson, a notice of
which is published elsewhere,
has brought up many recollec
tions of the “abandoned baby."
Mrs. Thompson, his adopted
mother, has consented for The
Progress to publish from her
scrap book, an article written at
that time by Capt W F Smith,
that will bring back fresh in the
memory of many of our readers
who remember the incident of
the “abandoned baby."
We will reproduce it next
COL. J. B. WALL GOES TO
BESIDE IN FITZGERALD
Jackson and Butts county deep
ly regret to lose Col. J. B. Wall
as one of its citizens. He left
Thursday for Fitzgerald where
he will continue to practice law
and where be believes better le
gal opportunities and advantages
Joe, you remember, Mr. Mer
cer, is our ex-mayor. Like all
who hold such positions, he may
have stumbled upon an enemy or
two, but you can tell your people
down there that Joe is stili a
prophet with honor in his own
I county and that he has just about
as many strong friends in Jack
son and Butts county as there are
people in both.
The very best wishes for all
that is happy and prosperous are
extended to "Joe” from us all as
he departs for his new home.
Messrs W. P. and A. J. Per
sons, of Monticello, passed
through Flovilla last Friday on'
their way to Eastman, for sever
al days bird hunt.