£ooa f # Items,
Kmd" Ja< kson uster have?
)layo & Gorigins will make a change in
their firm name on Jan. Ist.
Mr. sherod Pope has been confined to
bis btd with grip this week.
Thire was a marriage, a death and r
~li in Jackson, all on the same day.
Miss Elia Pound has returned to Jen
. i. u to take charge of her school at
Jsckson is certainly large enough to
afford a hand of some kind. A hat band
be ats no baud at all.
Cotton is coming in very slowly at
pre*eut, and but few bales have reached
t ,ui warehouses since the holidays.
The phonograph man who captured
t ].e crowd—aud most of the floating
nickle* —which were laying around loose,
left on Tuesday.
Miss Thurmond, formerly milliner for
the New Yoik Store, has gone up to At
lanta, where she will spend a few weeks
visiting relatives aud friends.
Mr. Dick Hightower had his arm bro
ken at the elbow by being kicked by a
horse at Dr, Mays stables on Wednesday.
Ur Mapp Pressed the wound. It is a>e
We learn that Mrs. Willis, wife of
Mr. D. B. Willis, is very seriously ill at
her residence, in thi cDy. We trust she
may master her illness and convalesce at
an early date.
The little daughter of Mr. J. M. Byars
has been very seriously ill for some days
past, but we are pleased to state she is
cow some better, aud is rapidly recover
tlo to Jackson Carriage Fac
tory for anything on wheels.
Col. Y. A. Wright presented Jabe Ho
litield with a cane on Christmas day aud
Dr. Bryan added a window curtain at
tatehment to it for him. It was an ele
gant specimen of a young pine tree.
Tha Alliance warehouse declared a
divideud of 10 cents a bale on all cotton
carried to that warehouse since its open
ing two months ago. Those holding cer
tificates can get their money by present
ing them to Mr. S. C.'-McCandleis.
Mr. J. W. Darlington, of Fraukfort,
Ky., is at the Morrison House to spend
the winter. Jackson ever welcomes such
genial gentlemen as Mr. Darlington, and
The Argus sincerely hopes that his
stay among us may prove a most pleasant
ono to him.
Tlic cost of an “ad.” in The Argus
will reward you two-fold. You can do
business a life time and then starve to
death and nobody will know it if you
ke|> your business out of the local pa
We will canvass the town for adyer
tiseimmts this week, as we intend to
write up Jackson in our next issue, and
il we are not favored with au advertise
ment of your business, our “write up”
may fall fiat!
Cos to Jackson Carriage Fac
tory for horse-shoeing and every
want of all kinds.
Which is the cheapest now for the
merchants of Jaekaon, to hire two or
threa clerks to brush spider webs off
thair goods, or at a nominal oost, place
a small “ad” in their home paper, which
is a holy terror to spiders aud all other
insects of a pestiferous nature?
The act which abolishes county court
of this county has gone into effect, and
tle county court ii now no more. The
people of Butts will now have an oppor
tunity of seeing how they like to live in
ft neighborhood whieh has so long been
iufested with a county court which, as
some claim, has wrought such tinaucial
distress to our citizens.
Wanted good special agent for
Jackson and vicinity for the or
dinary department of the Metro
politan Life Insurance Company
of New York, flood territory
and excellent contract to the
Cobb, Cabaniss a Cos
Gen’l agts., Macon, Ga.
Quit advertising on lamp posts and
public wells, and put an “ad.” in the
Argus. You want us to boom the town,
and bring people here to locate, and
patronize your places of business, but
you don’t want to stand any of the ex
penses. It’s quite another question
wlieu that point is placed before you.
As loug as w# can work and delve tor
Jackson for nothing it's alright, but
when a little help is needed in the way
of advertisements to make a showing for
us to boom on, it’s all wrong! The pa
pers that exist without patronage are all
We have asked every merchant iu Jack
son for an advertisement for this issue,
and we are very sorry to state, we refer
you to our columns as to how our efforts
were rewarded! Alive man advertises
his business, and a dead man sooner or
later has the sheriff to advertise for him!
Our subscribers will please us by pat
ronizing those who advertise iu the Ar
gus, for by their help only we are ena
bled to keep our heads above water!
We are uot begging for help, understand;
It is simply your duty to support your
local paper, and we are only mentioning
this fact to keep it fresh in your memory !
The Jackson Carriage Factory
expects to do the largest business
this year ot any year of its exist
ence. To build more Jackson
Buggies and build them better.
It’s a poor man that can’t im
p' ).e. He should quit business
*hen he reaches perfection in
his art. Wo are proud of our
i past record, but expect to im-
I P r< >vo in the future, so please let
l. Vls have your support and en
ementin 1894 as in the
Mr. AV T. W allhour of Atlanta i.
Msiling Mr. Horfard Bell
Mia. Alice Leverett of Macon is
voting Miss Myrtle Pound.
Mrs. S. ‘H. Morgan and son are
spending the week in Atlanta.
When buying Ayej’s Cherry Pec
toral lor your cough, ask your drug
gist lor Ayers Almanac.
Miss Clyde Medium I, eujoying
a visit to her sister, Mrs. B. B. Yoa
mans, at Seney, Ga.
Miss Luella McKibben, afterapleas
ant visit to friends and relatives in
tins city, returned to her home in Mc-
Mr. Frank Turner, who has been
hook-keeper at the Star store, ha. re
cently moved to Macon, much to the
regret of his many friends.
If the hair is falling out and turning
yi ay, the glands of the skin Deed stim
ulaiing and color-food, and the best
remedy and stimulant is Hall’s Hair
Duiing the past half century—since
the discovery of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla
the average limit ot human life in civ
ilized countries, has been considerably
lengthened. Ayer’s Sarsaparilla is
everywhere considered the standard
blood-purifier, the superior medicine.
Misses Carrie Hitching, Lizzie
Slaughter and Agnes Carmichael,
after spending the holidays very pleas
antly at their homes in this city, re
turned to the Southern Female col
lege at LaGrange Monday.
BLACK-DRAUGHT tea cures Constipation.
Our little major, Judge Pound,
“gets there” on every occasion. Iu a
race for mayor he runs like a “scared
flying jennie horse”and there’s uo use
trying to catch him. He can get more
votes for the office of mayor—without
electioneering—than any man this
side of South America. He can also
knock the “stuffiiu’ ’’out of a foot ball.
In fact, he’s an “all round” athlete,
and Jackson would’nt swap him off
for an electric streetcar line.
The old state capitol at Milledgeville
was partially destroyed by fire on
January J, The state held $20,000 in
surance and it will cover the damages
Prof J, C. Woodward is president of
the college to which it lias been con
verted. We sympathize with “char
lev as we all call him. He was born
aud raised here and Butts county is
proud of her illustrious son.
Judging from her home paper, Jack
son is only a cross roads place wtih two
or three stores and an Institute. Do the
merchants of Jackson want such a show
ing of their city to go forth to the out
side world? We don’t, but if they wont
advertise, uo one is to blame but them
salves. The paper will come out every
week, if it has. to borrow some other
town's merchants to advertise in it; aud
it is a very poor consolation to a man to
boom his town with flying colors, and
starve to death in the act. A newspaper
is a directory of the prosperity of a town
aud the showing made by the local pa
per, goes as evidence of the thrifty mer
chants who are supposed to do business
in that town. Isn’t this the right view
Harp <fc Winant, Jackson, Ga.,
will pay highest market price for
Hides, Beeswax and Tallow.
We call attention to the advertisement
of Mallet & Nutt, fire insurance agents,
in this issue.
Some of our readers have been asking
for the agricultural report. We give it
iu this issue.
Good, strong and well shaped
draught mules at Dr. Mays’ sta
ble on Third street.
In giving the names of those who
made the entertainment at Jenkinsburg
a success, the names of Miss Lizzie
Moore and Cora Askew were by accident
ieft out. They are beautiful and accom
plished little ladies.
Dr. R. W. Mays left this morn
ingfor Atlanta where he will
purchase a fine lot of mules, and
return to Jackson tonight. Dr.
Mays can sell you mules cheaper
than any one in this section and
it will he to your interest to call
and see him at his stable on
The quarterly session of the Rutts
county /Suaday School convention meets
at Fiovilla tomorrow,
Mr. R. J. Collins has moved to Floyilla
where we learn he will run a govern
Atlanta Medical college disagrees
with the students from Butts county, as
one of them has deserted his young wife,
to whom he was greatly attached, and
she is now moarning over his sudden de
parture. He was down here on a visit a
few days ago, but never went out to see
hei, eowe suppose it's a gone goslin,
and most likely a divorce will soon be
filed, which will place them further
apart than an Atlanta Medical college is
from Butts county.
The citizens ticket which, of course,
as usual was printed at the Argus office,
was found to be very namerous in the
final count. Every time one independ
ent ticket was counted*, they counted one
hundred and ten for the nomination.
The little opposition did not amount
to anything except It would be
hard to name a set of men better qualifi
ed or more thoroughly identified with
Jackson’s interest than the triumphant
E. E. Pound.
Ist ward, J. W. Carmichael.
2nd wai-d, T. J. Lane.
•b- 1 1 T ' r. Bailey.
. . r. m ra?i>w. _
lo the Worshipful Master , Wardens
and brethren of St, John's. Lodge
F - and A, M. No. 45..-
Whereas, Ithaviug pleased an Allwise
Creator to invade our ranks aud remove
from anions us our esteemed brother,
George W. Thornton, we deem it to be
our duty to offer a feeble tribute to his
Brother Thornton was initiated, passed
and raised by the Lodge about the year
1852 and from that time up to two years
ago he was esteemed, honored and be
loved by all his brethren, when he moved
to Monticello and placed his membership
with Jasper Lodge No. 50.
Daring all these years Brother Thorn
ton eyer lived fully up to all tenets of
our order and died leaving behind him
assurances that he would receiye a wel
oome plaudit before the Great Master
Therefore, Resolved, That we humbly
submit to the will of Hina who doeth all
things well. Emulate our departed
brother’s virtues and strive to meet him
in the Grand Lodge.
Resolved 2d, That the Lodge room be
draped as is customary on the death of a
bi other, a blank page of our record
be devoted to his memory, and the breth
r®n wear the usual badge of mourning
for thirty days.
Resolved 3d, That these preamble and
resolutions be published in The Jackson
Argus, and a copy of the same be sent
to the family of our deceased brother.
J. J. Barneh,
D. J. Thaxton,
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A COMMUNICATION FROM
Dear Sir: —The old Tovvaliga
river is running in the same chan
nel it has been running in since we
were boys, but the energy and en
terprise of the boys raised near this
riyer has never been known until
recently when our W. P. Phillips,
commonly known as Dock Phillips,
moved over the line into Spaulding
countv, yet we slid claim him as
a citizen of Butts. He has, or is
the agent, of a pattent rat trap that
will not only catch all the mice and
rats about the premises, but will
catch all the cats, from a house cat
to a pole cat. As we are infested
with rats, we desire to purchase one
of his traps or be appointed agent
of the same. As A. G, Hitehins,
our leading hardware merchant, has
traps to sell, and our efficient coun
ty treasurer is familiar with the
workings and opperation ot such
traps a3 these, we think, we can
make it a success, and that Mr. J.
W. Hensley is also pretty well post
ed in the workings of these traps.
We, however, wish the condition
putin that the said W. P. Phillips,
A. G. Hitehins, T. L. Williams and
P. H. Hensley be held responsible
for all the pole cats caught in these
traps. If these gentlemen will
agree to this we are ready to enter
into a copartnership and sell these
MRS BRYANB DEATH.
We regret to announce the death of
Mrs. R. G. Byars which sad event occur
red at the residence of bn husband in
this city on Tuesday, December 21, 1893.
Airs. Bryans had oeea in failing health
for several years, but her death was a
surprise to her many friends and acquaint
ancea, as she was of & very hopeful dis
positon, and her friends were of the opin
ion that would outlive the illnesa
which had cast such a palor upon her life.
Mrs. Bryans was th only surviving
daughter of Mrs. E. O. Huson, and was
of a loving and charitable disposion, pos
sensing all the Christian qualities of a fond
and loving wife, and a gentle aud affec -
She leaves a husband, three children,
and mother and brother, along with every
acquaintance she has made through life,
to mourn her departure.
Her remains were interred in the family
lot in the cemetery at this place on Friday
evening, the argus oflers its sympathy
to the bereaved relatives in their sad afflic
THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
Looking the Alum and Ammonia
A bill for an act entitled “An act to
Regulate the Traffic in Baking Powder,”
has been introduced in the legislature at
Springfield, by Mr. j\bke. The bill is in
tended to prevent the adulteration of bak
ing powders with ammonia or alum, im
posing proper penalties to enforce the law.
etc. /his shews an earnest desire on the
part of our representatives to protect their
2he Chicago Tribune referring to the
question of legislation of alum and ammo
nia baking powders, says. “It deals in a
direct manner with an evil that must be
“Following is a partial list of the names
of the brands sold iu this state that have
been examined and found to contain eithe 1
ammonia or alum. Many of the alum
and ammonia powders are labeled and ad
vertised as “absolutely pure” to mislead
“Calumet,” “Forest City,” “Chicago
Feast,” “Grant’s Boa Ron,” “Hotel,”
“Taylor’s One iSpoon.” “Taylor’s Double
.Slrenglh," “Climax," “Cou 7©n,”‘*Town
Talk,” “Manhattan,” “Fvans,” -Dob
son & Hill’s” “Shepard's” “2?ainV’
“Kenton,” “K. C.” “Zoyal,,’ “Double
Iu addition to the above iist theze is a
multitude of brands sold with a prize. It
is safe to reject all b&kirg powders sold
with a prize, as the tests ?! evr they arc
composed largely of alum :.nd coats but a
few cents per pound. A’ o refuse any
baking powder sold at two r-fire cents a
pound, or less; it is sure to contain alum.
Surely nothing but their cheapness could
induce the public to expeiimeat with these
impure powders at the risk ot health.
A-ide from the question of health or the
wholesomeness of these condemned pow
ders, and viewed from the standpoint of
economy alone, a pure grape cream of tar
tar baking powder like “Dr. Price’s,”
from its greater known strength and un
questionable purity, will prDve more econ
omical to the user in every way.
GUANO ANNOUNCE A ENT, 1894.
x wish to announce to my nu
merous customers, and to my
friends that I am now receiving
large shipments of the old relia
ble Etiwan acid with a guaran
teed analysis ot 12 to IS per cent
ot available phosphoric acid.
Who sells as high a grade? Al
so I will soon begin to receive
large shipments of standard
brands of amoniated guanoa,
which I have been handling in
the past and which have been
giving such universal satisiac
tion. I will offer the Butts coun
ty guano this year in larger quan
tities than ever before, so please
see me before making your con
tracts for guano, as I am anxious
to supply you with the best
brands on the marset. Thank
ing you for past favors, I am,
J. R. Carmichael.
A Business Education to Some
Worthy Boy or Girl.
This is no advertising, scheme,
hut a plain, simple statement of
facts. Within tne next thirty days,
the Georgia-Al ibstn - Business col
lege proposes to give to one worthy
ambitious boy or ir 1, in each coun
ty of the state, au unlimited schol
arship, entitling the h dder to the
full course in the Book keeping,
Shorthand, Telepraj or Pen-art
department, without further ex
The award will be mads on the
ground of merit, ; am; wqtddJiko
to hear at once from every boy and
girl who desires to secure this valu
Address all correspondence to
Wyatt & Martin,
If every man doing business in Jack
son was as enterprising as our esteemed
fellow-citizen, Mr. Johii It. Carmichael,
a newspaper would have no cause to
grumble for want of patronage. Mr.
Carmichael knows the value of “prin
ters ink,” and never falls to have his
name and business before the people,
and we point with pride to the Jackson
Carriage Factory as an enterprise which
shall forever live and prosper as long as
such liberal gentlemen as Ir. Carmich
ael shall control its destinies. Asa result
of advertising coupled wi h the best of
workmanship, consult the hooks of the
Jackson Carriage Factory, ad see where
by you can prosper by doing likewise.
lam working at Burfcrd's old stand,
one mile north of town. I will do good
work cheap—for the money. Twill be
glad to do your shop work. I will shoe
horses for sixty cents- Be sure to call to
see me Respectfully,
6-m L. M. Mastox.
December 18th, 1893.
Mrs. Martha Bickers, aged 67, on the
Ist of January. Mrs. Bickers was the
mother of ©ur fellow townsman, Mr.
John Bickers, of the firm of Bickers &
Byars. She was a nob’r old lady ot
the true type of autebel days and
we extend our sympathy to the chil
dren, relatives and nun# ions friends
1 again notify these in arears on their
subscriptions that I have waited patiently
for you to make settlements and will leave
on or about the 15th inst. for wrk in an
other section. Tf these accounts are not
arranged by that time I will be compelled
to place them into the hands of another
for collection. Please loot? after this a I
surely meed every' cent due me.
Jan. 4, 1894. D. J. Tuaxton.
FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
To all whom it may concern :
Mary E. Mackey having in proper
form applied to me for permanent letters
of administration on the estate of Henry
Mackey, late of said county, this is to
cite all and singular the creditors and
next of kin of Henry Mackey, to be and
apDet.r at my office within the time al
lowed by law and show cause, if any
they can, why permanent letters of ad
ministration should not be granted to
Henry Mackey’s estate.
Witness mv hmd and official sig na
tre this Ist day of January, 1894.
J, V Carnuchael, Ordinary
The attention of subscribers to the
News and Alliancem&n, who are in ar
rears are called to the tact that lam
very much ii need ot the email
amounts each are due me. Nearly
every one are due something on the
paper. The first issue of the paper
was publishe on the 3.ul day of Febru
ary, 1891, and continuously thereafter
for two years and nine months,
borne of you have not paid anything
while others are due in amounts from
25 cents up.
Brethren and friends while these
amounts due by each of you are small,
iu the aggregate, they amount to
something to me. and by promptly
responding to this request you will,
in a measure, help me to repair my
almost total loss by the fire on the 31
of October last.
My books can be seen at the Chica
go meat market next door to the post
office, and we hope every subscriber
to the News and Allianceman will not
delay but respond promptly. I would
not ask you for the small amounts
eacheneof you are due, bvt for the
fact toat I oin in need of them tometd
current family expenses.
i also take occasion here to express
my gratitude to the people of Jacksou
a*d Butts county, whoso generously
and with that Christian like charity
sympathised with us in an hour of
ueed. The valuable assistance render
ed wi.l ever be remembered, and
those who thus befriended us will
always have a warm place iu the
heart of Yours Respectfully,
W. E. Harp.
$35000 PIANA FOR SALE CHEAP.
One upright Fischer Piana—good as
new—and said to be by best experts
the finest toned oiano in Jacksen. I
also have a lot of furniture I will sell
aheap. For terms call on
C. G. Fennrll.
Jackson, Ga , Jan. 4, 1894. 3-t
1 am glad to inform the public that I
have located m Jackson permanently and
while I appreciate the patronage of the
people of Butts in the past, I ask a con
tinuance of the same in the future, prom
ising to give all business prompt and care
ful attention. Very respectfully,
Lucian L. Ray.
January 2, 1894.
Thurston & Thaxton wish to return
thanks to the public for their patronage
in 1893, and wish them to still favor
them with a continuance of the same in
1894. They are still at the same old
stand doing the same good work for the
same low prices. Respectfully,
Thurston & Thaxton .
M. L. Duke & Cos. will have a car lead
of fine mules and horses some time in
January, which we propose to sell for
cash or on time, io suit the purchaser.
We will work for your interest and hope
you will call at Duke & Co’s stable back
of Dempsey Hotel, and see our stock be
fore purchasing elsewhere. You know
us, and by fair deali ig we have sold up
ward of 60 head this year, anti the sher
iff lias sold none for us, and never will if
you are an honest purchaser.
M. L. DUKE & CO.
Jackson, Ga., Jan. 1, 1894.
I am now with the Jackson
Mercantile Cos. where 1 will be
glad to see and wait on my
friends, both in the salesroom
and office. Thanking you for
past favors and patronage and
soliciting a continuance of the
same at the Star Store, I am,
Very truly yours,
S. H. Morgan.
Jackson, Ga., Jan. 1, 1894.
The firm of Feunell, Thompson & Cos.
have this day dissolved by mutual consent.
W. G. and R* L. Thompson having
bought out the old firm and will continue
the business under the firm name of
Thompson Bros. In retiring we thank
our friends and customers for their kind
ness to us in the past and ash a continu
ance of their patronage to the new firm.
All parties indebted to the old firm are
requested to call and make immediate set
tlement as business of the old firm must be
settled by the loth of this month.
Fennell, Thompson & Cos.
January 1, JB9a. 4-t
NOTICE TO TEACHERS.
I will have an examination of appli
cants for teachers licehse on Saturday,
January 6th. 1594, at the courthouse.
Beginning at 8 o'clock. Only one day
will be allowed for the examination.
Applicants must be examined in their
own county, or where they expect to
teach. By order of S. D. Brad well, S. S.
Commissioner. E. E. Pound,
C.S. C., B. C.
The following are the changes made in
the school laws of Georgia by the last
1. Quarterly payments to teachers.
2. Paying members of Boards of Edu
cation for actual seryice.
3. Providing an office in the courthouse
for County School Commissioners.
4. Abolishing the Saturday Institutes
and withdrawing all pay from teachers
for attending the Annual Institute.
5. Changes in certain looal systems,
and local law r; i which ate not of general
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