Bf. J. HAR.HO.I A: J. G. DIcDOBiALD,
Editors and Publishers.
EAST TENNESSEE SCHEDULE.
The fallowing is the arrival of trains at
Jackson, according to time table in effect
April Ist, 1894:
No. 14—-6 :0o a. m. stops.
“ 18 9 :55 a. m. stops.
“ 12—-0 :13 p. m. stops.
No. 11 9 .17 a. m. stops.
“ 17 5:45 p. m. stops.
“ 13 8 :57 p. in. riair.
THEY DIDN’T GET OUR ROCK.
The Venable Bros., who own Stone
Mountain, have bought the granite of all
the different companies on the Georgia
railroad. They paid Johnson &. Cos. for
small mountain $50,000, but they haven't
got all the granite in Georgia. We have
near Jackson, in three miles of the E. T.
V. fc G. railroad, a mountain of the best
of granite, cotaining unlimited material
that will some day be developed, and
that coupled with the famous Indian
Spring and other gifts of providence
will make Butts county boom, and Jack
son a city of no mean dimensions. We
are in it and you will soon see where we
What are you doing to make the
world wiser and better? Are you
hiding your light under a bushel, or
do you let your light so shine as to
benefit those around you? What
have you done to build up the inter
est of your town or your community ?
Have you conti ibuted anything to the
common stock of happiness, or have
you closed your little shell and left
the world to get along without? Do
you take hold of the public enterprises
and help them along or do you pull
hack like a stubborn child, and refuse
to do anything ? Are you any bene
fit to the community in which you
live, and would yiu he missed if you
wero to drop off? Can you point to a
single praisworthy act of your life that
will live when you are gone? In
short, has jour life been a failure or
a success? Have you piled up wealth
at the expense of others? Have you
oppressed the poor that you might
add to your riches? flow many wid
ows and orphans have you henefltted ?
Finally have you ever performed one
charitable act? Ask this question and
answer to God!
In 1882 a well formed, medium size
young man came to Jackson and set up
in a modest way to do a general mercan
tile business. That man was Mr. F. S.
Etheridge He cast his lot with our
people 12 years ago, and by a close ap
plication to business and a natural social
disposition, he has engrafted himself in
the hearts of our people, and has done as
much as any man in the county to make
us one of the foremost counties in the
state. He is a leading member of the
Baptist chureli, and no one is more lib
eral than he when it comes to public
utility, and the cause of education al
ways finds a helping hand from him.
We commend him to our young men as
an example worthy of emulation, for to
day. Mr. Etheridge is now president of
the Jackson Banking Company, which is
one of the strongest financial institu
tions in this country. The Argus, in
common with the people, is proud of the
citizenry of Mr. Frank S. Etherdge.
TIIF. FRUIT CROP.
For the purpose of ascertaining the
amount of damage done to the fruit
crop by the recent freeze, the writer vis
ited the vineyard of Andrew McClendon
one day recently and made a tour of in
spection. Andrew states that his grapes
this year will not yield oue-lifth of a
crop, and most of the vines are dead.
The prospect for peaches is poor indeed,
not a tree being left that promises a
yield of this luscious fruit. His pear
trees are all killed and not one remains
but that was blighted by the cold spell.
A strange incident happened that is
inexplainable and looks very unreason
able. He had two Ludy grape vines
planted within two yards of each other
and one was killed while the other bore
no traces of being in the least hurt.
They were both exposed in the same
manner and all conditions were alike.
This is the only vine out of about 2,000
which promises to bear at all. He also
had a number of young apple trees plant
ed along the side of a small ditch, and a
few yards off were some pear trees, the
apple trees were unhurt, while pears
weie killed. Andrew is an industrious
fellow and has spent a great deal of his
time in improving his vineyard and at
tending to his fruit trees, and this is a
hard blow to him at the present time.
He stated to u; that he had no hopes for
any fruit, whatever, this year, and fears
that three fourths of his vineyard is
killed oughtright by the cold. He had
tome 3,000 grape vines, 75 or 100 apple
trees, and about the same number of
peach and pear trees, English walnuts,
peeaus and other varieties of fruits, all
of which have been eeverely injured, if
not killed by the cold. The prospects
for a good fruit crop were never more
promising, and it is estimated that at
least SIO,OOO will not cover the damage
done the fruits of our county by the
blizzard of a week or two ago.
NO BUSINESS DONE.
The convention met at County Line
•hurch as requested by Mr. Kimbell aud
sang all day. We learn that there was
no business transacted for the reason it
was an informal meeting. The presi
dent, Mr. H. S. Crumbly, attended the
meeting and presided, but in as much as
there was no object stated in the call,,
and it was not signed officially, they con
cluded not to transact any business.
It is stated as a statistical fact that
in every election field in Georgia since
1892 to fill vacancies in county offices,
the third partj' has met with defeat.
In some particulars this occurred iu
counties which they carried in the last
Tom Wateon knows this: the ob
servant populist know this: yet they
continue the campaign of agitatien,
dinsion and strife in Georgia.
A prominent young man in Walton,
who was one of the mainstays of the
party two years ago, has abandoned it
He says there is no hope for the
people except in united action within
the lines of the Democratic party.
And why should Southern people
wish to leave the democratic party?
It is easy to see why scheming poli
ticians who have failed to get office
heretofore should want to build up a
following by means of which they can
boost themselves into office.
But it is suicidal for the common
people to follow' them. The present
despairing hope of the third party is
in creating dissatisfaction among our
people toward the democratic party
on account of the turn tilings recently
took in congress. But let it be re
membered when they come with that
argument that the Southern congress
men have to a tnaa been true to the
pledges made by the democrats to the
people—truer than the third party
could have been to their interests, if
it could ever have been in power, for
its platform contained many chimeri
cal schemes, which threaten the wel
fare of the people.
It seemed that, as a catch at the last
possible straw', the plan of the fusion
is to be sprung. The Piedmont Re
publican, the only white republican
paper in Georgia, says “that tne
republican party In the 9th could not
do better, under the circumstances,
than to join hands with the populist
iu order to defeat the party whose ob
ject has always been to destroy this
grand and noble government of curs.
If the populists have a candidate in
the field we shall oppose a republican
candidate, as it would only take
enough votes lrom the populist to
make victory sure for the democratic
nominee. We are no populist in the
least and most assuredly we are no
H. F. Edwards lias one of the
best bakers in the whole state.
Having increased my interest in the
Carmichael Company, I have, by mutual
consent of all parties concerned, with
drawn from the firms of Etheridge & Ki
nard and Etheridge, Kmard & Cos. Mr,
Kinard assumes all responsibilities for the
old firm, and all notes and accounts are
payable to him. Thanking you for past
R. N. Etheridge.
Jackson, (?a., March 26th 1894.
Having purchased the interest of Mr.
R* N. Etheridge in the firms of Etheridge
& Kinard, and jE’theiidge, Kinard & Cos.,
I take this method of thanking the people
for their past patronage, and hope by fair
dealing and honest treatment, I may merit
the continuation of the same in the future.
3-29-4 t <S. B. AYnard.
The printers best friend is the man
or woman who gives him items of
news. There are people we know,
however, who have such a prejudice
against telling a newspaper man any
thing that if they died they wouldu’t
say anything about it. If you know
anything, let us have it. If a baby is
born to you, give it in for publication
—tne item, not the baby. If you have
visitors, send us their names and resi
dence. It you have made a successful
fiuancial speculation and have money
In your pocket, give it to us—that is,
the item, wc don’t want any money.
Newspapers run without money. If
not convenient to call, drop us a pos
tal. Send us the news, and occasion
ally $1 tor a year’s subscription to the
paper, which amount we will devote
to charitable purposes.
Edwards will keep ice by the
ear load this spring and summer-
Peier Cooper, who lived to be ever
niuety years old and died worth many
millions, said of a newspaper:
‘•ln all towns where a newspaper is
published every man should advertise
iu it, if nothing more than a card stat
ing his name and the busiuess he is
in. It not only pays the advertiser,
but it lets the people at a distance
know that the town iu which you re
side is a prosperous commuaity of
business men. As the seed is sown
so the seed recompenses Never pull
dowu your sign while you expect te
Fresh meat at Harp’s market.
AC ‘ - - ’■ * - ...JSX
Sparta I hmaelite : When Cleve
land disapproved the Bland Bill he
spit on the southern democracy, and
when he recommended an additional
issue of bonds he rubbed it in. Tne
southern congressmen who voted for
the unconditional repeal of the pur
chasing clause of the Sherman law
are no doubt sorry they did it. They
will never ba*e another vote on tonfi
(deuce iu Cleveland.
BORN A CRIMINAL.
In kis speech at Rome General
Evans jumped o%Glessner, of The
Griffin News, with both feet for being
bora in Ohio. Parry Lee offers Mr.
Giesstier the following consolation,
which we are sure all southerners
Don’t get excited, Bro. Glessner,
for you are not likely to loose either
friends or patronage on account of
your birth place. It is a matter about
which you could not have had your
“rathers,” and besides, Ohio is about
as good a state as one could select to
he horn in if he was given a say so in
the matter. —Pike County Journal.
No, Brother Glessner need not
think that a man who behaves
himself in the South will fare any
worse by having been born anywhere.
The good old minister allows how
weak his claims are when he quits ad
vocating, “Peace and good will on
earth,” and begins to fling political
nuid as thin as his attack upon men
for being born in other states. Why,
it would he just as reasonable to ostra
cise a man from society h cause his
mother was a woman.
h. F. Rdwards is the man that
you ought tobuyymr meat from.
He is the summer butcher.
An exchange says: “Cleveland is
die greatest man of the age, and will
survive the attacks ot the erauks and
silver tools made upon him.” The
above would-be satire, to the biggest
lie ever thrown from the biggest liar
that the world has ever known.
Harp sells fresh meats of all
An exchange says : The non adver
tising merchant goeth forth to his
lair at the rising of the sun and 10,
no man interfereth. He standeth
around all day like a bottle of castor
oil, and the people with the sheekels
come not to his shanty. He advertis
eth wot his wares and his face is for
gotten upon the face ot the earth.
Who hath dried apples? Who hath
calicoes made befo’ de wall ? Who
hath stale baking powders without
end? He that knoweth not the prin
H. F. Edwards keeps the fin
est western beef.
Two freeze outs in one week is a
right smart strain on the public mind.
The Atlanta Journal keeps the fi
nancial plank of the platform at the
head of its columns to prove that the
word “free” is not in it. But >n the
very sentence where lie thinks it
should have br>en, we fi.id the plat *
torm exclaimiug: “We hold to the
use of both gold and silver as the
standard money of the country, and
to the coinage of both gold and silver
without discrimination against
either metal, or charge for miutage.
Now we submit that “without charge
for mintage” covers the ground as
fully as though the word “free” was
in it, and the convention rejected it as
a superfluity, and for no other reason.
If you should tell a man, “I will
make you five buckets of wood and
five buckets of tin,” without charge
for cooperage, that you would under
stand that they were both to be made
free of charge. If we do not under
stand it that way which is to he
charged for? The language applies
to both and it would be as fair tostop
the coinage of one as the other. You
can’t “hut” the language above out of
the platform, because tl e convention
afterward proposed lo fix a parity.
If coining no silver at all fixes the
parity, then the “devil” take the
Domestic sewing machines for
sale at Yellow Store b/J. W.
Crum. Old machines taken in
Wall street seem* now to have the
right of way, but the people will come
to the front after awhile.
No doubt the bonds payable iu coin
will come home to roost some day.
Edwards keeps fresh bread all
I the time.
VALUABLE PRESENTS FREE
We wish to introduce our System
Pills into every home. We know
that we manufacture the very besi
remedy on earth for the cure of con
stipation, Billioubness, Sick bead
ache, Kidney Troubles Torpid liv
er, etc.; and that when you have
tred these pills you will gladh re
commend them to others, or take
an agency, and in this way we shall
have a Urge welhpaying demand
Asa Fpecial inducement tor every
reader ot this paper to try these pills
and take an agency at once, we will
give to each person who sends
twenty five cents in cash, or thirty
ceata in stamps, lor a box of Sys
tem Pills, one of the following pres
ents: A Handsome Gold A'atcb,
a Good Silver Watch, a Valuable
Town Lot, a Genuine Diamond
Ring, a Casket of Silvervare or a
Genuine $5 Gold Piece. Every pur
chaser gets one of these preseats.
There are no exceptions Shaw
Remedy Cos., Rutherford, N. Y.
Edwards will sell 30 cents
bread tickets for 25 cents.
I Had While at School.
You may praise the girls of the Orient,
Or those of Briton’s fair courts;
You may sing of the beauties of Paris,
And the angels of Italy’s ports;—
You may sweep the earth, if you like it,
As far as God’s people have rule,
But you’ll neyr find one so lovely
As the sweetheart I had while at school.
Must I tell you how sweet and how pretty
Was this little lover of mine?
I cannot—for words wont tell it,
Her sweetness no letters can define.
And she loved me? and I returned it,
Although ’twas contrary to rule,
But nought could keep me from leving
The sweetheart I had while at school.
Her face was as fair as an angel’s,
Her hair in ringlets would eurl,
Her eyes were blue as a pigeon’s,
Her teeth like the richest of pearls,
Her lips were red as a cherry,
And I kissed them (against the rule)
And oft’ the teacher weuld chide me
’Bout the sweetheirtl had while at
Many tokens of respect I would give her,
And receive sweet smiles in return,
But when she would tell me she loved me
My heart still warmer would burn.
I vowed that some day I would claim her
(Tho’ the world would call me a fool)
Then no teacher could chide me for lov
The sweetheart I had while at school.
— D. J. Thaxton.
FOLKS I’YE SEEN.
I’ye watched those over pious people,
The kind what always shout
An’ imitates the Pharisees
What the Master talks er bout.
Now, I wouldn’t dare to judge ’em—
They’ll all get that soon enough,
But I’m gwine ter tell you ’bout ’em
An’ I’ll lay her on McDuff.
I’ve seen ’em don their Sunday riggins,
Includin’ of their Sunday face,
An’ you’d think they had a pass to Heaven
They seemed so full of grace,
An’ thus they’d march to the meetin’
Like they owned the whole concern,
An’ get close up in the amen corner,
An’ sing—“O holy doye return.”
An’ that’s just what they orter do,
(Provided they are sincere)
But I always had er notion
That the angels didn’t hear;
For just as soon as Monday come
They didn’t care a toss,
If they worked some old sorry plug off
For a hundred dollar lioss.
An’ once I knowed one of ’em
That was rich, in lands and gold,
To cheat a needy widder,
What was poorly clad an’ old,
An’ then I know another—
What was pious fit to kill
To back a sorry white man
To run a blockade still.
Now I love a slio nuff Christian
An’ appreciate their worth;
‘They are the bulwarks of the nation—
The salt that saves the earth,
Butl detest them vile pretenders
What allurs love to shout.
Them measly old Pharisees
What the Master talked er bout.
Jackson, Ga., March 12th 1893.
SWEET SINGERS OF GEORGIA.
Soon the and *rky will be happy,
In the hot summer time;
’Twill fill his heart with gladness
To snooze in the warm sunshine.
Now soon we’ll see the rabbits jump
The children skip from school;
The-candidate will take the stump—
The mortgage take the mule.
—Henry County Midland.
Up here the rabbit’s made his jump,
The children go to school;
The candidate has took the stump,
The mortgage has the mule.
—Ft. Gaines Herald.
If farmers wish to live and thrive
And from their debts go free,
Each one must either hold or drive
And pull for hog and hominee.
When the editor gets tired
Of wailing and wishing,
He up and gets his jointed rod
And hies him off a-fishing.
A nd if the editor has no rod,
And can get none by complaining,
He ties his britches legs in a knot
And with the seat goes seining.
TAX RECEIVER’S NOTICE
Worthville, Monday, April 9.
Iron Spring, (Harper’s shop) Tuesday,
Dublin, Wednesday, April 11.
Indian Spring, Thursday, April 12.
Coody’s, (Hammond’s store) Friday
Buttrill’s, (Jenkinsburg) Monday Apr. 16.
2owaliga, (Kinard’s store) Tuesday Apr 17.
Jackson court house every Saturday, com
mencing April 14,
I/eave your orders for fresh
bread and cakes with Mr. Harp,
rear of Crum’s store, his oven is
now in operation.
The simple veto of the seigniorage
bill is not as important as Mr. Cleve
land’s declaration of his policy. The
democrats who have been waitii-gfor
the news have now got it.
The cuckoos that have been urgiug
the passage of the seigniorage bill
now flop ‘.o the front with a “me
too” that can be heard a mile It is
a joyous lite—that of the cuckoo.
FENTON A L Alt AM A.
Editors Argus: —As I am so proud
to receive your paper and have the
pleasure of hearing from my old home
eve'-y week, anti as there arc several
out here that formerly lived in Butts
countv, and doubtless have connec
tions and friends back there that
would like to hear from them. So I
will, by your permisdon, give a few
dots from this part of Sand Mountain.
The country has undergone a great
change within the past ten years.
Where ten years ago there was noth
ing but a wilderness, you will now
find fine house and large plantations
in a fine state of cultivation. Besides
we have two thriving towns that do
an immense business. The mountain
is dotted with churches and schools.
The North Alabama Agricultural col
lege is located here with over 200 pu
Ncirly allot the men that came
here trom Butts have good homes,
and are doing well. The Sparks,
Majors, Tuekeis, Harpers, and others
have good home
Land has advanced in price from
one and two dollars to from five to
fifteen dollars per acre. Land near
Albertville, where the college is lo
cated, is bringing from $2O to $lOO per
Wc have had the coldest spell of
weather for the past week that we
have had this winter. The oat crop
is badly damaged, the fruit is all killed
aud fanners set back with their work.
This is a good grain, fruit and vegeta
ble country. lam inclined to think
that som ; more Butts county people
might better their condition by mov
ing to Sand Mountain.
If this letter escapes the waste
basket I may write again In the course
W. D. Thomas.
Is as safe and harmless as a fla*
seed poultice. It acts likeapoul
tice, drawing out fever and pain,
and curing all diseases peculiar
“Orange Blossom” is a pas
tile, easily used at any time; it
is applied right to the parts.
Every lady can treat herself
Mailed to any address upon re
ceiptofsi. Dr. J.A. McGill&Co.
4 Panorama Place, Chicago, 111.
Sold by DR. W. L. CARMICHEAL.
An exchange has the following:
“Newspaper editors and printers are
not such a bad lot after all. Read
this: Oi the 3890 convicts in the
state penitentiary of Texas, there is
not a newspaper nun, while there are
bankers, doctors, photographers, min
isters, barkeepers, cooks, bakers and
members of ad other callings and pro
An exchange tells of a boy in Li
thonia, who swallowed the contents
oian ink bottle and was relieved by
the attending physician causing him
to swallow two or throe clotting pads
However we do not vouch for the
truth of the story although a news
paper records it.
• M'ilHE •
How an Enemy was Foiled.
The following graphic statement will be
read with intense interest: “1 cannot describe
the numb, creepy sensation that existed in my
arms, hands and legs. 1 had to rub and beat
those parts until they were sore, to overcome
in a measure the dead feeling that had taken
possession of them. In addition, I had a
strange weakness in my back and around my
waist, together with an indescribable ‘gone’
feeling in my stomach. Physicians said it
was creeping paralysis, from which, accord
ing to their universal conclusion, there is no
relief. Once it fastens upon a person, they
say, it continues its insidious progress until
it reaches a vital point and the sufferer dies.
Such was my prospect. I had been doctoring
a year and a half steadily, but with no par
ticular benefit, when I saw an advertisement
of Dr Miles’ Restorative Nervine, procured a
bottle and began using it. Marvelous as it
may seem, but a few days had passed before
every bit of that creepy feeling had left me,
and there has not been even the slightest
indication of its return. I now feel as
well as I ever did, and have gained ten
pounds in weight, though I had run down
From 170 to 137. Four others have used Dr.
Miles’ Restorative Nervine on my recomen
dation, and it has been as satisfactory in their
cases as in mine.” —James Kane, La Rue, O.
I)r. Miles’ Restorative Nervine is sold by all
druggists on a positive guarantee, or sent
direct by the Dr. 3liles Medical Cos., Elkhart,
Ind., on receipt of price, ?1 per bottle, six
bottles for S5, express prepaid. It is free from
opiates or dangerous drugs.
For Sale by VV. L. CARMICHAEL
and R. G. BRYANS & CO.
Mr. Carlisle will have to issue his
own bonds, if he thinks bonds are
We keep Shoes to fit everybody's foot, fanev aud pocket book w £J
shoes, Sunday shoes aud holiday shoes, all for prices that cannot be dir• or M|
We are the leading Milliuera in Jackson, tor tho reason that wc i
long and diversified experience. We have all kinds of hats m the vervT?
styles, combining French and American prize designs. ' ate t■
Our line of Dry Goods is composed of all the latest and most fashion n 1
shades, and of qualitits the best the markets ol the world can afford r* |
and see. ’ tOIn ' ’
Our line of shelf Groceries cannot be surpassed in prices and uualit I
Our tobacco is so c ean that the people are surprised at the qualify' of good I
when tried. We keep all kinds ofstmff. Come to see us and be convinced * 1
L. R. CASON,
Prop, of the VARIETY STORE. ]
GUANO! GUANO! '
JACKSON HIGH GRADE!
EUTAW ACID PHOSPHATE!
We desire to state to the farmers of Butts and surrouudiug counties
that we are now fully prepared to cater to your wants in the way of fertiFbsri
As is a well known fact, we handle the famous
Jackson High Grade,
A guano that has stood the test aud came out ahead of all competition. It it
manufactured right here in your midst, and is made only of the best materi
als, and uader our personal supervision. Those who have tried it are pre*
fusa in their admiration of its qualities.
It Leads Them All!
We will also handle the Eutaw Acid Phosphate and Eutaw Fertilizers, two
well known brands that have stood severe tests as to their quality aud re
Come and see us when you come to Jackson, we have enough for all,
and shall be ever pleased to fill your orders.
Very truly your friends,
ALMAND, MOON & CO.
FANCY GROCERIES: "
E. 6. GILMORE & HENCELY,
May’s Block, Next Door to Livery Stable on 3d Street*
Everything kept fresh, neat and clean, and tbe ladies are
especially invited to call on us.
W ketp country raised potatoes and onions, in fact, all kindj of
country raised Vegetables.
We deliver all goods free, and orders are promptly filled in
a business-like manner.
Our country friends are also invited to'give us their trade
and we guarantee to please them.
GILMORE & HENCELY.
Jackson, Ga., Eeb. 8. 1894.
NEW LUMBER YARD
On the Square.
Having opened up anew lumber yard in fown, 1 can save you
hauling from the depot. I propose to keep all kind of building
material. I have the best No. 2 Shingles in Butts county, and will
sell you as cheap, if not cheaper, than anybody. Will contract to
build your house, if you wish it. Come and see me, and get prices
T. M. FURLOW.
with a woman of vigorous health passes
off in due time without pain or dis
comfort ; but when she approaches this
crisis MONTHLY with a frail constitu
tion and feeble health she endangers
both her physical and mental powers.
->e FEMALE e-
if taken a few days before the monthly
sickness sets in and continued until!
nature performs her functions, has no
equal as a SPECIFIC for Painful, Pro
fuse, Scanty, Suppressed and Irregular
Book to “ WOMAN ” mailed free.
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta, Ga.
Sold by all Druggists.
The best sausage ever manu
factured in Jackson, also the
“cleanest” can be found at Harp's
• Send Six 2 Cent Stamps
The NEW SOUTH
150 First Class Receipts.
B. W. W'RENN, G. P. & T. A., Knoxville. Tew.
Mr. J. C. Jones,of Fulton, Ark., saysof
MJfX “About ten years ago I con
-1*5325 traded, a severe case of blood
poison. Leading physicians prescribed
medicine after medicine, which I took
without any relief. I also tried mercu
rial and potash remedies, with unsuc-
cessf ul results, but which brought on an
attack of mercurial rheumatism that
made my life one of agony. After suf
ering four years I gave up all remedies
and commenced using S. S. S. After
taking several bottles, I was entirely
cured and able to resume work.
■"■>,■-■1 is the greatest medicine for
■Sbbl blood poisoning to-day on.
the market.” Jj
Treatise on Blood
tree. SirjrrSsrario Cos., Atlanta, o*.