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stitutes sent you for Royal Bak
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THE JfIgKSON ARGUS,
Published overy Friday at SI.OO a year. Entered at Jackson Postofhue
aa second class matter by H. M. Shaver.
H. M. SHAVER. Law, Editor and PublUhar
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF BUTTS COUNTY.
FRIDAY, DEC. 12. 1918.
THE DEFINITION OF A KNOCKER.
The general definitions, of a knocker vary, but the follow
ing one from the Dawson News, credited to an exchange,
Heerns to be about the best ever written. Would that the
author were known that the world may crown him with hon
or for his well given definition !
“After God finished the rattlesnake, the toad and the
vampire, He had some awful substance left, with which he
made a knocker. A knocker is a two-legged animal with a
corkscrew soul, a" water-sogged brain and a combination
backbone made of jelly and glue. Where other people have
their hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles. When
the knocker comes down the street, honest men turn their
liucks, angels in heaven take percipitate refuge behind their
harps, and the devil bar-locks the gates of hell.”
ROYALTY IN FOURTH ESTATE.
The news that Kaiser Wehelm has bought h newspaper
and will take personal charge of its publication has been re
ceived with a great deal of interest in other countries.
The German Emporer is famous l->r his originality.
There is little doubt of this new venture being a success.
The paper in ijuestion is said to be the Lokal-Anzeiger,
formerly owned by August Seller 1 and known as Berlin’s
most popular daily.
UNCLE SAM’S POSITION.
Yellow journals and fanatics continue to advise Uncle
gam to build more battle ships and increase the army. One
of the almost time-worn arguments is that Japan is building
several to our one.
This does not mean as nfuch to us if we view the situa
tion from Japan's shoes. If we were a much smaller country
we would have to build a much larger navy to prosect us.
Our country faces a different political situation. We are
not likely to incur invasion. Japan must reckon with grerdy
Kussin, the rebellious Koreans,the awakening China and mnst
keep the supremacy of the Orient.
Our country is the richest in the world in resources and
all wealth, the foremost in commerce, manufaesuries and ag
riculture. We can by the way, raise the largest fighting
army in the world and back it by the almost infinite wealth of
the land. Is there, then, any use of increasing our army
aud navy? Instead we may better fortify against foreign at
tack by developing the resources of the lund. Quit building
machines of war, build good roads, promote agriculture and
all forms of commerce and you will render your country far
safer than by outbuilding Europe in dreadnaughts.
THIRD STREET'S NUISANCE.
Many property owners and those who ride on Third
street have complained and justly so, of the idle track run
ning the length of the street. Many buggy wheels have
been damaged, boys have been thrown from their bicycles and
the best driveway in the city ruined by the cartracks.
It would be different, indeed, if we had the car line, and
it seem-s as if there are no prospects of our getting it. If we
never get the car line, why let the tracks be a nuisance to the
city? It is up the authorities to investigate these com
plaints which have been made for a long time and either
compel those who own the franchise to establish a line soon
or give satisfactory prospects of doing so. If not, heed the
town’s cry to take the up.
"GO TO CHURCH" DAY.
Everybody is urged to attend church Sunday to make
“(io-to-Ciiurch” Day a success. This movement was started
several weeks ago and has gained favor with the people.
The object of the observation of the day is to get every
person to come to someone of the houses of worship. Many
people never darken the doors of a church and others only
very unfrequently, and it is for this purpose that the move
ment was started. If perhaps you don’t wish to worship or
become religious, you should come and learn something.
As an educative factor, the church stands next to the
schools and newspapers of the land, and it is certain that you
can learn something, perhaps broaden your view and render
you less harsh in your opinion of one of the greatest institu
tions in the world, the church and religion.
Come our everybody, especially those who never attend.
And break yourself from a monotonous one-sided life. Give
the best there’s in you a cha ce*. Of course all the “regular”
attendants and a whole lot of others wilt be present, so come
out and help to help the day to be a success.
The Lyons Progress says, "Our
advice is not worth much but it is
free. We would say to the farmers:
Plant oats and lots of oats- Feed
going to be high as gold dust next
spring and a big oat crop is going
to be a mighty handy thing to have
around along about then.” '1 his
j is valuable advice and every farin
!er who follows it will find that he
is saving dollars and cents.
The Langur ge ok the Beasts.
"What have you done to make
your dog obey so well: 1 ”
"[ speak to him."
"And lie understands?"
"Surely. If anybody speaks to
you, don’t you understand right
" How grafcefully that man seems
to eat corn on the cob."
"Yes, but he ought to- He’s a
piccolo player.”—Kansas City Star.
Georgia should be proud of her
two able Senators, Bacon and
Smith, who are making history in
Washington as regards to reforms.
They seem to be Wilson’s right
Rusines manager Halstead of the
Constitution delivered a fine speech
a few clays ago before the Rotary
Club. livery newspaper man
should have read it.
The corn show in Atlanta marked
the close of the most successful
year of its organization. Every
tendency and movement toward
diversified farming is beingboosted
in the state. Economically speak
ing. it is the greatest value to the
South. Verily the era of prosperi
ty is just beginning to dawn upon
A postmaster iH Montana was
recently convicted of stealing from
flie post office- Pleading guilty,
lie said he did not believe he did
wrong in stealing the money as the
government could afford to lose it.
This reminds us of the recently aud
widely published rules of the late
Hill Minor. They should never
have been published. What a re
sponsibility do. editors of news
papers have! Such copy should
never enter the papers as many ati
ignorant or easily-led mind can be
influenced by it, when it would
not have been if it were unpub
“To live at home, to buy at
home, and to patronize home rnau
ufacturers” must be the slogan of
the South if she really seeks the
dawn of pleuty.
Winston Churchill is a far-sight
ed statesman. The plan to aban
don battleships building for road
building, education, etc., although
anti-ilearst. is a broad and safe
policy. When a country is rich in
resources and well developed, no
foreigner will dare attack her.
The “spugs, ” members of the
Society for the Prevention of Use
less (.living, it is hoped will sub
stantially increase in number. Use
less, extravagant Xmas gifts do
not represent the true Christmas
spirit. Charity, beyond these,
should be first iu the thoughts of
We congratulate the Americat.
Press upon its new feature, the
Chamber of Horrors. Keep up the
good work, you are helping the
editors aud cheating rascals pro
pelled bv the lust of greed aud gain
of unjustly earned profits.
Good morning! Wasn't your
breakfast just as good without eggs?
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general 'lrmgtlanMg -.on**
U ROVE’S TASTELESS chill TONIC, tin wo- -
Malaria and builds up the system. A true roa-.c
and sure Appetiser. For adults and children. );.
FOR YEAR’S SUPPORT.
Mrs. Rosa Thaxtou. having made
application for twelve months sup
port out of the estate of I). F. Tliax
ton. and appraisers duly appointed
to set noart the same, all persons
concerned are hereby requited to
show cause before the Court of Ordi
nary of said county, on- the first
Monday in January. 1814, why said
application should not be granted.
This 2nd day ot December. 1912.
J. H Ham, Ordinary.
FOE ADM 1M ST RATION.
Georgia— Butts County.
To whom it may concern ■
W. H. Watkins having made ap
plication to me in due form to heap
pointed permanent administrator
upon the estate of P. R. Watkins,
lata of said county, notice is hereby
gi ran that said application will be
heard at the regular term of the
Court of Ordinary for said county to
be held on the first Monday in Jan
Witness my hand and official sfg.
nature this Ist day of December 1913.
J. H. Ham, Ordinary.
NOTICE TO CHANGE LEGAL
A DV ERTISEMENTS.
Georgia— Butts County.
Notice is hereby given that the
Legal Advertisements of Butt?
Comity will be changed from Tin
lackson Argus to The Butts County
Progress, after the Ist day of Jan
nary. 1914, for the said year of 1914.
This December 2. 1914.
J. H. Ham. Ordinary.
8. S. Foster, C. S. C.
L. M. Crawford,
The man who wants to go to the
theatre everyday and Sunday too is
a "one-sided” tnau. Not that he
is doing morally wrong, but he
doesn’t give the other side of his
nature the field to broaden himself.
Too many men stick to one sphere
of life. A church-going worldly
man is apt to be a far broader man
than the average Christian or wan
A tramp rang a door bell out on
Euclid avenue the otliet day, and
asked the pretty woman who open
ed the door if she would be so kind
as ro ask the doctor if he had a
pair of old pants to give away- ' T
am the doctor,” answered the
young woman and the tramp did
not wait for the pants. —Selected-
“Gladys, tell that young man tc
take his arm away from round
your waist.” ,
“Better tell him yourself, ma;
he’s a perfect stranger to me.”—
Just everyday daru foolishness
has hope beat to a frazzle when it
comes to springing eternal into the
human breast. —T.x.
Exasperated patron—“ Central,
will you please suggest a wrong
numbet to ask for in order to get
Is the growth of equal suffrage,
the entrance ot the woman in the
business world, coupled with the
great increase of divorces in the
world destined tcfcause an estrange
ment between the sexes for the
purpose of increasing the race sui
cide tendency that the world may
not become populated too rapidly
according to the means cf susten-
since it will require centuries
for a substantial betterment cf pro
duction to feed double the number
of people, and since science is
overcoming disease and the world
becoming economically better for
mankind to dwell in?
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