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The Jackson argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 189?-1915, December 12, 1913, Image 1

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OFFICIAL ORGAN OK BUTTS COUNTY THE BEST PAPER IN THE BEST TOWN IN THE BEST COUNTY IN THE BEST STATE ]\ THE BEST COUNTRY. FORTY-FIRST YEAR. BUTTS COUNTY § " CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL RAVE MEETING * " ' WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER SEVENTEENTH. k Everybody Invited to At tend—Great Movement 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 organization. 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 itfe resources. , 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! ) fDR HUE PRICE IMTiL JANUARY IST. r 55.00 Cabinet Photos for—just half! !S Toth ing utakes a better Xmas 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 Great Friend. 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 rupted. 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 way- 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 following statement: “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 & Cos. FOR SA THU— Kna b e Piano. Apply m Mrs. W. J. Wood. JACKSON. BUTTS COUNTY. GEORGIA. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 12. 1913 MnsMuani' 1 ! 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, Edith Fi.etchi:k. Dear Santa: 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, - at Horace Washington. 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 and candy. Your little friend. Bernice Washington. Dear Santa: 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, Marie Washington. t 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, Evelyn Lockhart. V 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 Morton-Preston. < )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 ous life. SCHOOL NEWS. OUR WEEKLY LETTER OF SCHOOL EVENTS. % 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 to reside- 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 Mr. Martin. 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 the school.— - 'i’he third, fourth, fifth andsixtli grades also displayed their work, which was admired by all who saw it. t 'l’he Juniors have completed "Selections fpim the Old Testa ment” and are uow enjoying Shakespeare’s “Julius'Caesar.” Whereas. Ithaspleased Almighty God to call the beloved sister of our friend and co-worker, Mr. George L. Williams, back to llir heavenly throne; 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 side. Joel B. Mallet, Miss Bessie Waldrop, Miss Annie Lou McCord, Committee- 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, Matt. 5:14. You Have a Printing Want 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 Show You w ' mim/nußT? mx. NEWS That’s All. GME ROOSTER WHIPS FIERCE BULL BOG. 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 flight. 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 its eyes. 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’ COME TAX. 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 internal revenue. 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 times. .CHIMTIIM3 SPIRIT HASTENS SHOPPING. I ’ Atlanta, Ga.—For once at least Best Advertising Medium In Middle Georgia 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. J / V * 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 kuk, lowa. * * * 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.” Studio Recital. 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 Ethel Colvin h Etude in A Flat VValleiihanpt Gladys Patrick. o. Love’s Pleadings Kin/.kell Florence Crawford. fl. Melody of Love Engl- man Annie Bose VVright. t. Fveiling Hells Eileuber,; Blanche Johnson S Valse Caprice Kngelman Birdnette Manly. 9. Tin Soldiers Parade Spaulding Gladys Andrews. 10. Con A more Beaumont Margaret Kinard 11. Ja. Tarentelle. .. Dnhler th. Airede Ballet ...Charminade 12. Wayside Chapel Wilson Annin Boyd Gibson 13. Bante-en-trsln Ketterer Tenella Tingle. 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 crowded daily. 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 mas eve. NO. 39