THE BEST PAPER IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST COUNTY IN THE BEST STATE ]\ THE BEST COUNTRY.
" CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WILL RAVE MEETING
* " '
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER SEVENTEENTH.
Everybody Invited to At
For Whole County.
Severed hundred invitations have
been sent out by thfrGeorgia Cham
ber of Commerce to citizens of Butts
county, including farmers and
business men of every section, to
be presey 4 . at the mass meeting to
be the Butts county court
bouse, Jackson, Ga., December
17tb, 1913, to hear an address by a
member of the organization force
of the Georgia Chamber of Com
merce on the modern method of
forming a county commercial as"
sociation and the benefits that Butts
county' will derive from such an
While in the city rerently, Mr.
B. M. l r ee, field representative of
the Georgia Chamber of Commerce
secured the endorsement of the
officers of the temporary organiza
tion of the Butts county Chamber
of Commerce, which was formed on
Georgia Products Day, November
18th, 191.3. Under the leadership
of its president, Mr. F. S. Kther
idge that organization is doing ev
erything in its power towards
making th,e meeting a success.
Every citizen of Butts county is
urged to be present at trie meeting,
as there will be many interesting
matters connected with the coun
ty advancement and its citizens
welfare discussed. '1 his county,
oulaccount of its splendid celebra
tion of Georgia Products Day has
be*n selected by the state chamber
as It he* primary field for the estab
lishment of a modern county com
mercial organization which it is
proposed to place in each and ev
ery county in the state. '1 he pri
mary object of this organization is
the development of the agricultural
resources of the county.
The organizer will tell of the
proper method to be persued in se
curing a federal demonstration
agent for the county aiid will also
show how markets can be secured
fqr all products by the co-operation
of/he farmers and the business
irjen, He will also outline the
future plait of the (>eorgia Chamb
er of Commerce in the’development
of the state and the advertising of
, Butts county has had a very
.osperous year and its merchants
|L well as farmers are much pleased
Kith the great advance made in
Agricultural development. The
■ppoTtuuity to not only increase
■bis but also intune prosperity is
■veil presented in the formation of a
* -utility chamber of commerce based
hi agricultural lines.
Realizing that betterment of the
igricultural conditions means in
••rease in prosperity for them, the
\isinessmen of Jackson, JenVins
i njrg, Flotilla and other trade cen
ersofthe county will be out in
>rce to take part in the discussions
trud hear the addresses at the meet
ing next Wednesday.
Be sure to be present!
You are needed!
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present. Come early and
avoid the rnsh.
GUTHRIE STU DIO.
THE JACKSON ARGUS.
FAIRFAX HARRISON ELECTED
TO SUCCEED LATE FINLEY
Able Successor Elected to
Fill the Shoes of South’s
New York.—Fairfax Harrison,
formerly vice-president of the South
ern railway company, and for the
last three years president qf the
Chicago, Indianapolis & Lofliville
railway company, of which the
Southern is part owner, was today
elected president of the Southern
railway Company to succeed the
late William Wilson Finley, a
special meeting of the board of di
rectors being held for the purpose
of filling the vacancy caused by
Mr. Finley’s death.
Mr. Harrison is a Virginian, his
home being at Belvoir, Virginia.
He is peculiarly identified with the
South, as his fatfaer was private sec
retary to Jefferson Davis while
president of the Confederate States,
and all his railroad experience has
been with the Southern and its as
sociated lines. Mr. Harrison was
born in 18c>9, and was graduated
from Yale with the A. B- degree in
1890, and from Columbia with the
A. M. degree in 1891. lie was ad
mitted to the bar in New York in
1892 and continued the prae’ice of
law in this city until 1896, when lie
entered the service of the Southern
railway in the legal department as 1
solicitor. In 1908 he was made
assistant to the .president, which
position he held until 1910. when
lie resigned on being elected presi
dent of the Chicago. Indianapolis
& Louisville, lie, however, con
tinued as a director of the Southern
railway so that his service with the
parent company has been uninter
Mr. Harrison was one of Mr.
Finley’s closest and most trusted
advisors and is thoroughly in sym
pathy with the policies which made
Mr. Finley’s administration so suc
cessful both for the Southern rail
way company and the territory
served by its lines. Though Mr.
Harrison entered the service of the
Southern in the legal department,
his experience has not been con
fined to that branch of the service.
He has given much study to fin an
cial, traffic and operating problems
and is intimately acquainted with
conditions on the Southern railway
railwav and throughout the section
which it traverses. As president
of the Chicago. Indianapolis &
Louisville he was actively in charge
of the operation cf the railway, so
that becomes to the Southern rail
way prepared by practical exper
ience as well as the most detailed
knowledge of the details of its aff
airs to take up the duties of chief
executive. Mr. Harrison today
was also elected president of the
Alabama Great Southern railroad,
the Mobile & Ohio railroad, and
the Virginia & Southeastern rail
Resolutions deploring the death
Finley and paying a high
tribute for his work for the railways
hetbeaded and the territory they
served were adopted by the board
of directorsofth‘eSouthern railway,
the Mobile & Ohio railroad, the
Alabama Great Southern railroad,
and the Virginia Southwestern
railway. These resolutions will be
printed throughout the south Im
mediately following his election.
President Harrison gave out the
“I am in entire accord and sym
pathy with the policies of my la
mented friend, Mr. Finley, under
whom I have worked for seventeen
years. I hope to continue to build
the Southern as he built it by pro
moting and enhancing its useful
ness to and its cordial relations
with the people of the South. 1
count on the support of the entire
present working organization ot the
Southern, rank and file. Having
grown up in the service with most
of them. 1 know how' to value them
and am proud to believe that they
are ibv friends. ”
Call for that Ion? loaf
bread. R.. A. Franklin &
FOR SA THU— Kna b e
Piano. Apply m Mrs. W.
JACKSON. BUTTS COUNTY. GEORGIA. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 12. 1913
! My Dear Old Santa:
I am a little girl seven years old
' and am in the second grade.
I want you to bring me a peek-a
: boo doll, a doll carriage made of
leather, a doll trunk, and lots of
,confectionaries, a tea set- Don’t
forget the little poor children.
, Your little girl,
I want you to bring me a train
on a track, a little automobile,
some (ire works and lots of nuts,
fruit and candy.
Your little friend,
Dear St- Nicholas:
1 want you to bring me a doll, a
doll carriage, muff and fur. Some
fire works, and lots of nuts, fruit
Your little friend.
1 want you to please bring me a
a doll carriage, a little machine
and lots of nuts, fruits and candy.
From your liltle girl,
Dear Santa Claus:
1 want a big doll and a cap, and
bible, and some fire crackers and
also fruit and candy. Don’t for- j
get Susie and John. Thank you so
much for the things you brought
me last Xmas/ Your friend,
BAPTISTS BUY POUND
PROPERTY ON THIRD ST.
'l'he building committee of the
Baptist church have purchased the
corner lot nexltolhechureh, known
as the Bound estate property. This
added onto the property gives them
an acre on the best residence street
in the city. The Baptists of the
city own their pastorium next to
Mrs- Hendrick, theirpresent church
building, and me Founds properly
now. Plans are uow under way
for the building of the church next
year by the building committee
composed of F. S. Etheridge, J. H.
Carmichael, R. J.Carmichael, S. P.
Nichols, S. O. I!am, W- J. Wood, j
< )n Sunday afternoon, November
16, Mr. W. M. Preston surprised
iris mati'y friends by marrying Mrs.
Dixie Morton, of Parrott, Ga.
Mr- Preston is a highly respected
citizen of Butts county, and is well
thought of by every one.
Mrs. Preston as Mrs. Morton,
resided at Parrott four years and
won many friends while there She
was formerly Miss Dixie Carter,
and spent two or three years at G.
\. & J. College, Milledgeville
Mr. and Mrs. Preston. Miss
.Vena Morton and Master W ellborn
Morton reached home on Wednes
day and took dinner with Mr. Pres
ton's brother. Mr. J. O. Preston
and. family- T-heir mnny friends
wish for them a long and prosper
OUR WEEKLY LETTER OF SCHOOL
Rev. M. S. Williams visited the
J school Wednesday morning, and
I gave an interesting talk whick was
J enjpved by all- We are very sorry
! to lose Mr. Williams and also Miss
j Elizabeth, whohavegone to Sparta
We deeply sympathize with Mr.
George Williams in the death of his
sister, which occurred Monday in
Atlanta. Mr- Williams attended
the ftweral in Atlanta Tuesday,
j his place at school being filled by
Miss Florrie Mackey has been
absent from school this week.^
'l’he Bazaar held Wednesday by
the girls of the Phi Theta Club was
a complete success, a nice sum be
ing relized for Domestic Science in
'i’he third, fourth, fifth andsixtli
grades also displayed their work,
which was admired by all who saw
'l’he Juniors have completed
"Selections fpim the Old Testa
ment” and are uow enjoying
Whereas. Ithaspleased Almighty
God to call the beloved sister of our
friend and co-worker, Mr. George
L. Williams, back to llir heavenly
Be it resolved, 'That in the death
of Miss Minnie Williams, we, the
faculty and students of Jackson
Public School extend to Mr. Wil*
four., .and to his family our sincere
sympathy in their bereavement, and
commend them to the Holy Com
forter, who doeth all tilings well,
and stands ever at the Christian’s
Joel B. Mallet,
Miss Bessie Waldrop,
Miss Annie Lou McCord,
HON. W. J. WOOD
MAKES FINE RECORD
The Shop, a publication of the
Prudential Life Insurance Cos., car
ries a commendatory article upon
Mr. W. J. Wood, special agent for
Butts and Jasper counties. Mr.
Wood stauds in the front rank and
has risen to the top rank—the
amount of business done. I le has
qualified seueral times in the SIOG-f
000 league and stood third in the
amount oi business done for the
year. Rain or shine, Mr- Wood
works, and his enviable record will
stand for a long time.
SERVICES AT M. E. CHURCH
Rev. A. K. Sansburne will
preach two sermons Sunday, morn
ing and evening. The subject of
the morning sermon will be “Con
sole Your Thoughts.” Text, Pbil
ippians 4:18* The evening ser
mon will havens the subject, “Un
conscious Influences. ” The text,
You Have a
WE WANT TO KNOW
WHAT IT IS
Putting out good printing
Is oar business, and when
we say good printing we
don’t mean lair, but the
best obtainable, If you
“from Misßouri" give
a trial and we will
w ' mim/nußT? mx.
GME ROOSTER WHIPS FIERCE BULL
Atlanta, Ga.—Passers on Edge
wood avenue near the auditorium
a day or two ago had the pleasure
and excitement of seeing a Georgia
raised game rooster whip a fighting
bred bull pub in a stand-up fight
and put the canine to ignimonious
The rooster which had been
brought here from a Cobb county
farm got loose from its coop and
was strutting around to seethe city.
The bull pup, emerging from a
nearby livery stable, gave chase.
At least the pup thought he was
going to give chase, but instead of
running the rooster, Ihe rooster
prepared for battle.
As the dog made a hinge for the
rooster, it bobbed upward, and
alighted with both spurs on the lop
of the dog’s head, inflicting sharp
cuts and nearly gouging out one of
The dog drew back a few feet,
and then made another lunge- This
time the rooster jumped c lear over
him. The next lime the rooster
alighted on the pup’s head again
and made the blood flow.
It was at this point that the dog
decided it was beneath his dignity
to contest further with a fowl, and
loped back into the stable.
TO TEST CONSTITUTIONALITY OF IN’
Atlanta, Ga. —(leorgians who are
so fortunate or unfortunate as you
choose to view it, as to come with
in the provisions of Uncle Sam’s
new income amendment, are plan
ning to put off the first paymenl
just as long as it can be displayed,
pending the settlement in the suit
qrought by the actress Elsie
DeWolfeto test the constitutional
ity of the law.
While the care with which the
amendment itself was drafted, and
subsequently the bill Which vital
ized it. precludes any considerable
fear that the law will be entirely
overturned, there are still many in
dividuals who insist that the law,
no matter how drafted, is is a piece
of discriminating class legislation
and therefore unconstitutional.
Consequently there will be no
rushing forward to pay the income
tax. 'i’he method of the collection
of this ta<| by the way, is through
the office of the district collector of
Every person ol legal age sub
ject to the tax will he required to
make accurate return of his annual
income to the collector’s office.
'i’he tax is ou all incomes of
$3,18)0 or-over for unmarried men,
and oil all incomes of S4,O<K) or ov
er for married persons.
CENTURY-OLD WOMAN STILL SPINS.
Atlanta, Ga.—Mrs. Klizabeth
Shirley, a Georgia woman who is
one of the few persons still living
who can skilfully use the old-fash
ioned spinning wheel, celebrated
her lOOtb birthday anniversary a
few lays ago.
“Grandma” Shirley was born in
Darlington District, S. C., -but
moved to Georgia when she was a
child, and has been living in this
state ever since.
She was a middle aged woman
at the time of the civil war, and
had two sous in the conflict.
“Grandma” Shirley's spinning
wheel is still older than she herself.
It dates back to revolutionary
.CHIMTIIM3 SPIRIT HASTENS SHOPPING.
I ’ Atlanta, Ga.—For once at least
DUN’S BUSINESS REPORT
FOR ATLANTA TERRITORY
Bankers and Farmers Bet
ter Off, Says Dun.
Atlanta, Ga.— l.ess activity is
evident in business than was the
case during the earlier part of the
fall- The larger portion of the cot
ton crop has been marketed and
the movements of that staple are
are considerably less than at any
time since September I. Collec
tions have been good, though they
have dropped off to some extent
during the past ten days. Retail
dealers have been handicapped by a
continuance of warm weather,
though the near approach of the
holiday season has improved the
volume of business in most lines.
Country banks as well as those in
city have comfortable cash bal
ances. Deposits in Atlanta dur
ing the present fall have been much
in excess of any previous year and
clearings for the season have also
been considerably above normal.
1 he present quietness is looked up
on as being the usual between sea
sons falling off of business and, on
the whole, conditions are believed
satisfactory; this,being especially
true in farming sections, which are
in better condition generally than at
any time within recent years.—
Dun’s Weekly Review.
Luther Hopkins’ friends in the
city will be glad to know that he
has sufficiently recovered from his
recent operation for appendicitis to
be removed to his boarding place.
The operation was performed Nov.
29, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Keo
* * *
Dr. A, F. White, of b'lovilla, ad
dressed the Sixth District Medical
Society, which met Wednesday at
Hotfl) Dempsey, Macon. The sub
ject he discussed was “Hemorrhag
ic Diseases of the New Born.”
The piano pupils of Miss Viola
Slaughter will give a studio recital
on December 18th. Thu billowing
programme will be rendered:
Fantasle Bilitalre .Smith
Hinlnetto Manly. Tenella Tingle
i. Sal tea Peat.b Kowalski
J ulia Andrews
3. Consolation Mendelsshoii
h Etude in A Flat VValleiihanpt
o. Love’s Pleadings Kin/.kell
fl. Melody of Love Engl- man
Annie Bose VVright.
t. Fveiling Hells Eileuber,;
S Valse Caprice Kngelman
9. Tin Soldiers Parade Spaulding
10. Con A more Beaumont
11. Ja. Tarentelle. .. Dnhler
th. Airede Ballet ...Charminade
12. Wayside Chapel Wilson
Annin Boyd Gibson
13. Bante-en-trsln Ketterer
FOR SALE—Horse and
buggy cheap for cash. Ap
ply at Argus Office.
We have more coffee
than anyone in town.
R. A. Franklin & Co*
the Christinas spirit and early
shopping movement have seemed
to catch hold on Atlanta in time to
be of some use.
The big department stores, and
in fact all lines of business are
feeling a steady increase in the
shopping trade. The toy stores are
Strong aprieals have been made
this year on behalf of the hard
worked shop girls whose Christmas
happiness is ordinarily ruined by
tin* week of heart breaking strain
that ends only at midnight Christ