The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, June 25, 1915, Image 1
BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS VOLUME 33. GEORGIA STRONG IN GRAIN CROPS Great Increase in The Oat Production WHEAT SHOWS GAIN TOO Georgia Leads All South ern States in Increased Acreage And Production of Oats And Wheat The monthly crop report by the bureau of crop estimates of the United States department shows the acreage of oats in Georgia as 200 per cent of the crop of 1914. This is the largest increase of acreage of any state in the union, being 50 per cent larger than the increase of Louisiana, the next state in point of gain, which was 150 per cent of the 1914 crop. The forecast of condition of June 1 gives probable production of oats in Georgia of 16,416,000 bushels this year against 9,000,- 000 bushels last year. The same forecast gives this year’s crop of winter wheat as 3,279,000 bushels, against 1,694,- 000 bushels in 1914, an increase of nearly 100 per cent. This in crease is exceeded by only two states, South Dakota, where the acreage ©f winter wheat is neg ligible, being less than half that of Georgia; and South Carolina, which showed a slightly greater percentage of increase, but a much smaller production than Georgia. Reports from southwest Geor gia indicate that the increase of grain crops has been much great er there than elsewhere in the state. Much credit for this is due to the intensive campaign by the Georgia chamber of commerce begun in the fall of 1913, and conducted in southwest Georgia, nearest to the boll weevil infect ed territory across the Alabama line. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION HERE ON NEXT SATURDAY The United States civil service examination to fill a vacancy in the position of rural carrier from Jackson will be held Saturday, June 26, and is arousing a consid erable degree of interest. Between twenty and thirty ap plicants have signified their in tention of taking the test. The position will be awarded to the applicant with the highest gen eral average. The appointment is to fill a vacancy that exists on Jackson R. F. D. 6. Those interested can obtain all necessary information as to the hours, place of examination, etc., by applying at the post office. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The pastor will preach at the morning and evening hour. The public cordially invited and wel comed. Sunday School at the usual hour. FIRST COTTON BLOSSOMS MAKE THEIR APPEARANOE The first cotton blossom of the season has made its appearance, which is a reminder that the fleecy staple will soon be on the market again. Reports state the cotton crop in Butts county is most promising this season. Thursday afternoon’s mail brought the first cotton blossom from Mr. M. S. Crawford of route 7. Friday’s mail brought one, each, from from A. J. Coleman and George Head, of Flovilla route 1. Saturday morning Mr. Inman Norsworthy brought another cot ton blossom to The Progress of fice. BUTTS SHARE OF AUTOFUND $718.76 267 Miles Rural Route Mileage in County CHECKS ARE MAILED OUT Second Year That Auto mobile Fund Has Been Distributed—Butts Has Between 75 And 100 Cars Butts county's share of the au tomobile fund for 1915 is $718.76. There is in the county a rural route mileage of 267 miles. Eight routes go out from Jackson and the county is served by routes from Flovilla, Jenkinsburg, Lo cust Grove, Forsyth, McDonough and Griffin. This fund is collected from au tomobile owners who are requir ed to pay an annual tax of $5 on each car. The money is then distributed among the various counties on the basis of the rural route mileage. This money can be expended for any purpose, though it was probably the in tent of the law to have the fund used in road improvement. Butts county has between 75 and 100 cars registered and con sequently gets more from the state than is paid in. Carroll county gets the larg est amount. Then come Cobb, Laurens and other of the big counties. Two counties, Mcln tosh and Fannin, have no rural free delivery mileage and do not share in the fund. GENERAL MEETING OF KIMBELL ASSOCIATION To the Churches of Kimbell As sociation. Dear Brethren: This is to ad vise you that the general meeting is to be held with the New Fel lowship church on July 9th, which is Friday before the sec ond Sunday in July. The session is to comprise three days, Friday. Saturday and Sunday. All the churches are expected to send delegates and we are expecting a full attendance. Yours fraternally, B. W. Jenkins, Church Clerk, New Fellowship Church. JACKSON, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1915. STATE LAWMAKERS MET WEDNESDAY WHI Settle Problems of Importance FIFTY HECTIC DAYS AHEAD Senator Fletcher And Rep resentative Towles Left For Capitol This Week —lnauguration Saturday The general assembly of the state of Georgia convened in an nual session in Atlanta Wednes day morning. Judge H. M. Fletcher, senator from the twenty-sixth district, comprising Butts, Spalding and Fayette counties, and Hon. C. A. Towles, representative from Butts, went up to Atlanta early in the week to be present at the opening session. Both these rep resentatives are expected to take a prominent part in the delibera tions of the legislature. Several important matters will engage the attention of the gen eral assembly. The leasing of the Western & Atlantic railroad, the state road, will prove the subject of exhaustive investiga tion. The prohibition question will be threshed out, it is stated. New county legislation and a mass of local bills will come up for consideration. Judge Nat Harris will be inau gurated Saturday as chief exec utive. Clifford Walker, of Mon roe, will also take up his duties as attorney general at that time, succeeding Warren Grice, of Hawkinsville. NR. J. GORDON CARMICHAEL DEAD The End Came on Sunday Afternoon PROMINENT YOUNG MAN Formerly in Business Here Until Health Failed—Bur ied With Masonic Hon ors Monday Afternoon After a period of feeble health extending over several months and a critical illness of only a few days, Mr. J. Gordon Carmi chael died in this city Sunday af ternoon at 12:30 o'clock. News of his passing caused widespread regret among his friends. Mr. Carmichael was 32 years old and belonged to an old and prominent family of the county. He was in business here until his health began to fail. Mr. Car michael was a Mason and a mem ber of the Methodist church at Englands Chapel. To his friends Mr. Carmichael was true at all times, and his sincerity and kind ness of heart won and held the esteem of hosts of friends. The surviving relatives are his | wife, who was Miss Ethel Fletch er before her marriage, a small 'son; his mother, Mrs. D. N. Car- MORE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE BUTTS COUNTY FAIR Since last publication the fol lowihg donations to the fair as sociation have been received: Previously reported.. $l5B 50 ODDolvin 5 00 B SCrum ... 500 Ben Cleveland 1 00 B A Wright 1 00 RT Smith 100 H W Copeland, pig 5 00 Elsworth McMichael, corn 150 L J McMichael, pig 5 00 W F Bur ford 100 A L Perdue 50 Coil Perdue, Ibu corn.... 150 JT Moore 100 $lB7 00 LIFE SENTENCE FOR LEO FRANK Governor Slaton Saved Doomed Man CARRIED TO PRISON FARM Rioting Broke Out in At lanta Following Decision —Militia Guard Governor Who Is Burned in Effigy *'■ ' ________ Governor John M. Slaton on Monday made public his decision commuting the sentence of Leo Frank, under sentence of death for the murder of Mary Phagan, on April 26, 1913, to life impris onment. Frank was taken out of the Fulton county jail, secretly, Sun day night by Sheriff Mangham and carried to the state prison farm in Milledgeville. This was several hours before the formal decision was given out. The action of the governor caused widespread interest and evoked considerable criticism. Rioting broke out in Atlanta Mon day and at night it was necessary to call out the militia to guard the governor. Frank was to have been hung Tuesday. Locally the governor’s action was rather severely censured, though no demonstration occur red. At Marietta and Newnan the governor was burned in effigy and citizens of Valdosta started a fund to build a monument to Mary Phagan. By the middle of the week things had cooled off considera bly, though the case is still be ing discussed wherever groupa congregate. michael; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Leach, of Jackson, Mrs. W. F. Malaier, of Atlanta, and Mrs. J. J. Singleton, of California; two brothers, Mr. Slaton Carmi chael, of Jackson, and Mr. 0. S. Carmichael, whose home is in the West. Short funeral services were held at the grave Monday after noon at 5 o’clock, Rev. Olin King of the Methodist chnrch officia ting. Mr. Carmichael was bur ied with Masonic honors, the members of Jackson and Jen- I kinsburg lodges having charge l of the ceremonies at the grave. MRS. 0. B. WILLIS PASSED AWAY Death Followed Period of Prolonged Illness FUNERAL lIELD MONDAY Passing of Prominent And Beloved Jackson Woman Caused Regret Among Wide Circle of Friends On Saturday afternoon Mrs. O. B. Willis, one of Jackson’s most beloved and highly esteemed wo men, passed away at her home here. For a number of years Mrs. Willis had been in ill health but she was a patient sufferer and never complained. Mrs. Willis was 52 years of age. She was a consistent mem ber of the Jackson Baptist church and took a keen interest in all religious work. She was a devo ted mother and her children found in her a congenial compan ion as Well as a tender counsel lor. Mrs. Willis grew to girlhood in Jasper county and was before her marriage Miss Sallie Minter. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at half past three o’clock at the Baptist church, Dr. Robert VanDeventer conducting the short service. In terment took place at the City Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. H. Carmichael, S. O. Ham, H. R. Slaton, G. E. Mallet, H. M. Fletcher, R. N. Etheridge. Surviving Mrs. Willis are her husband, two sons. Messrs. T. G. Willis, of Hawkinsville, and O. M. Willis, of Liveoak, Fla., two daughters, Misses Ruth and Mary Willis, of this city; two brothers. Messrs. Mr. J. W. Mir.ter, of Macon, and Mr. J. A. Minter, of Thomasville; two sisters, Mrs. G. L. Maddox, of this city, and Mrs. Mollie Paul, of Macon. Among those attending the fu neral were Mrs. Lamonds and daughter. Allie Mae. Mrs. J. W. Minter, Mr. R. L. Lasseter, all of Macon, Mr. Will Willis and Mr. Fay Willis, of Juliette. D. D. DEGREE FOR REV. E. F. DEMPSEY Dr. Elam Franklin Dempsey, formerly pastor of the Metho dist church here for four years and now filling an important chair at Emory College, has been hon ored by the Southern University with the degree of Doctor of Di vinity. The distinction is one worthily bestowed, in the estimation of Dr. Dempsey’s friends and they will all undoubtedly be glad to hear this good news. Dr. Demp sey is one of the foremost educa tors, orators and ministers in the Methodist church and is also one of the youngest men in the his tory of the church to take such advanced parts in it.—Milledge ville News. ANOTHER COTTON BLOSSOM Mr. S. P. Ridgeway of Jackson route 6 sent to this office Tues day afternoon a cotton bloom, which to be getting rather gen eral now. NUMBER 26.