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The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, July 02, 1915, Image 1

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BUTTS COUNTY PROGRESS ■ VOLUME 33. JUDGE HARRIS NOW GOVERNOR Inaugurated Saturday As Chief Executive MADE BRILLIANT ADDRESS Macon Sent Large Delega tion to Atlanta—Govern or Harris Stands For Ed ucation of All Children Judge Nat E. Harris, of the county of Bibb, was on Saturday inaugurated as governor of Geor gia for the term of two years. The exercises, held in the hall of the house of representatives, were the most elaborate in years, large numbers of the governor’s friends from Macon and else where over the state attending. The oath of office was adminis tered by Chief Justice W. H. Fish of the state supreme court. J ; udge Harris was given an ova tion when he arose to receive the great seal of state from Govern or Slaton. In an eloquent inaugural ad dress the new chief executive ad vocated several timely measures. He favored a liberal support for the schools of the state, urging the wiping out of the stigma of illiteracy; favored an increase in pensions for Confederate veter ans; urged rigid economy in the public business; stressed some sort of compulsory education law; favored the enforcement of the ■ %I^BraaM^^MßßßHßßßßßßMßßHi3KßyilM||ffl|ifo GOVERNOR N. E. HARRIS prohibition law and touched upon the leasing of the state road. Judge Harris is one of the most popular men who has ever been governor of Georgia and he en ters upon the discharge of his duties with the united support of both branches of the general as sembly. Card of Thanks We desire to express our heart felt thanks and appreciation to those so kind to us during the illness and death of our darling baby. May God bless each and everv one of them is the sincere desire of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Washington. MAN! APPLICANTS for POSITION OF CARRIER Twenty-one applicants stood the civil service examination Sat urday for the position of rural carrier at Jackson. The papers were forwarded to Washington and it will probably be several weeks before the winners are an nounced. There was the keenest kind of interest in the examina tion, as is evidenced by the num ber of applicants. The examination was conduct ed by Mr. J. G. McDonald, assis tant post master. eventfuTweek FOR ATLANTA Militia Called Out After Frank Commutation INAUGURATION ON HAND Capital City Finds Itself All Stirred up By Events of Week—Legisla ture to Take Care of Atlanta, July I—The past sev en days have constituted an eventful week for Georgia, be ginning with the statewide inter est occasioned by the commuta tion of Leo M. Frank and the sending him to the state prison farm; going through the opening of the legislature, the inaugura- tion of anew governor and the retirement of Governor Slaton. Governor Harris’ inaugural ad dress was hailed with enthusi asm as presaging a period of prosperity and activity in Geor gia in spite of the prospects for a long-drawn-out struggle in Eu rope. 4 ‘I think there never was a time in the history of the state,” said the new govenor, ‘ ‘when she had need of a more careful, painstak ing, intelligent body of legisla tors than today. No one can predict how long the great Euro pean war will last nor what may be the outcome of its influence JACKSON, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, JULY 2. 1915. FIELD MEETING FOR COUNTY Experts From The State College Coming DATE IS JUITTHE 19TH Meeting Will Be Held at Indian Springs—Basket Dinner to Be Served— Several Speakerson Hand Butts county is to have a Far mers Institute or Field Meeting this summer, as the following letters show: Mr. Editor: The following let ter from Mr. Firor is self explan atory. Now let every citizen, both young and old, take advan tage of this school of instruction. You may get from attendance upon this meeting just one idea that may change your method of fanning and help you to grow and prosper in your noble pro fession. The boys and girls are especially invited, for it is they after all who get the most out of all demonstration work. Where a man becomes set in his ways he is somewhat loath to make a change. I am proud to say, though, we have in Butts some elderly citizens who are free to admit that “more blades of grass are growing now where only one grew before." This meeting will be held at Indian Springs on July 19th and everybody is invited to attend and bring well filled baskets, as din ner will be served at the casino in picnic style. I wish to stress the importance of attending to this last feature. Very Respectfully, H. L. Worsham, County Extension Agent. Athens, Ga., May 20, 1915. Mr. H. L. Warsham, Flovilla, Ga. Dear Sir: We have placed your county on our itinerary of summer meeting for July 19. The lecturers from the College will be Prof. Bigford on “Developing the Beef Industry in Georgia;” Prof. Carter on “Soils and Fer tilizers;” Prof. Westbrooke on “Improvements in Farm Crop Production.” We will expect you to adver tise and make all local arrange ments for the meeting, and the college will furnish the speakers. These meetings will be like those of last year and in the nature of what is known in farm demon stration work as Field Meetings. Trusting that th< meeting in your county will be successful, I am, very respectfully, Guy W. Firor, Secretary of Extension Dept. on our nation and state. Within the limits of the constitution, gentlemen, you will work with me to secure the welfare and happiness of our people by pro viding such legislation as may be for her good and serve her in terests.” This week the preliminaries are over, the to the change of administration has subsided, and the legislature in the spirit expressed in the gov ernor’s message, has settled down to a fifty days of solid work. —. ' ■■■ ■—'■ - • - 1 A !L. ' tj j-sagjWT. , .... % HON. W. E. H. SEARCY, JR. New Judge of the Superior Courts of the Flint Circuit. He was appointed last week to succeed Judge R. T. Daniel. SEARCY WINS JUDICIAL PLUM Popular Griffin Attorney Is Appointed WERE MANY APPLICANTS Succeeds The Late Judge Robert T. Daniel—Will Hold Court in Jackson The Last of August Hon. W. E. H. Searcy, Jr., of Griffin, was appointed judge of the superior courts of the Flint circuit by Governor Slaton Thurs day of last week. He succeeds the late Judge R. T. Daniel. Mr. Searcy will fill the unexpired term, which began January last, and will therefore have nearly two years to serve. Judge Searcy is a native of Griffin and a son of Hon. W. E. H. Searcv, Sr., former senator from the twenty-sixth district and court reporter of this circuit. Mr. Searcy is a well known at torney of Griffin, being city at torney, and is referee in bank ruptcy for the northern district of Georgia. Judge Searcv was widely en dorsed for this position and his appointment, it is thought, will meet with the approval of the people of the entire circuit. He won the appointment over sever al other strong applicants, the bar and business men of Jackson joining in a request for the ap pointment of the Griffin man. Judge Searcy will hold court in Jackson on the third Monday in August, at which time he will obtain his first official introduc i tion to the citizensof Butts county. MORE PAY FOR RURAL CARRIERS $1,200 Per Year Is New Scale BEGINS JULY THE FIRST All But One of The Eight Routes Out of Jackson to Receive Full $1,200 — Improving Mail Service Beginning July 1 rural free de livery mail carriers will receive a salary of SIOO a month or $1,200 per annum. This is for standard routes of 24 miles or over. All of the carriers from Jack son will draw $1,200, with the exception of Mr. S. J. Watkins of route 1. and his salary will be $1,152 a year. Route No. 1 lacks a short distance of measuring up to the standard route required by the post office department. Last year a conditional raise in salary, depending upon the num ber of pieces of mail handled, was granted the carriers. How ever, only two local carriers ben efited by that system. Now the raise is a straight one, and need less to say will be appreciated by the carriers. This is generally considered good pay for this branch of the service, though the work is hard and all kinds of roads and weather conditions are encountered. Post master general Burleson is making a number of changes with a view to improving the ser vice. Several motor carriers have recently been put on, South Geor gia coming in for a share of these carriers who will have a longer distance to travel but receive a considerable increase in salary. NUMBER 27.