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J. DOYLE JONES, Editor and Pub.
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Official Organ Butts County
And the City of Jackson.
In reply to many anxious in
quiries the editor begs to state
he is a first class judge of water
Though it is a long, long way
to Tipperary, the politicians are
doing a lot of slate making and
planning for next year.
The legislature ought to go
alow in making appropriations un
til a way is provided to pay the
school teachers of the state.
The legislature is certainly
swatting the office of county
treasurer. Nearly every day a
batch of bills are introduced to
do away with county treasurers.
The Griffin News seems to be
lieve that Joe Brown is not big
enough to run against Tom Hard
wick for senator. Wonder how
big statesmen grow where Edi
tor Duke hails from?
This does not appear to be a
good year for baseball. Several
leagues are closing earlier than
planned, while a good many oth
er organizations are losing mon
ey. Interest in the national pas
time is probably as keen as ever,
but it seems that the trouble is a
What has become of the old
fashioned girl who used to help
her mother pick the geese? asks
the Jackson Progress. She is
now helping her sister to pik
the young men about town.—
Griffin News and Sun.
Eastman entertained the press
association in a royal manner,
leaving nothing undone that
would add to the comfort and
pleasure of the visitors. The ed
itors will be strong Eastman
boosters for many a day.
An interesting acquisition to
the exchange list of The Press is
The Jackson Progress-Argus, a
consolidation of the two papers
Jackson has had until recently,
under the able editorship of J.
Doyle Jones. We are thoroughly
enjoying it.—Fitzgerald Press.
The Butts County Progress has
purchased the Jackson Argus and
the two papers have been consol
idated under the name of the
Jackson Progress-Argus. The
Argus was one of the oldest pa
pers in that part of the state,
having served the people of that
section for forty-three years.
Editor J. D. Jones is to be con
gratulated on the consolidation
and with the two papers combin
ed he will be able to give Jackson
even a better paper than that
city proudly boasted of formerly
in the Progress and Argus.—Tif
The Butts County Progress has
absorbed its competitor, the Jack
son Argus. Editor Jones and the
people of Jackson and Butts coun
ty are all to be congratulated, for
it means a better, more useful
and prosperous newspaper. Jack
son, like nine-tenths of the oth
ers, is a one-paper town. —Daw-
An old gent had just won a
case in the justice court, when
the loser, in a very combative
frame of mind, exclaimed: “I’ll
law you to the circuit court.”
Old Gent—“l’ll be thar.”
Loser—“And I’ll law you to
the supreme court.”
“I’ll be thar.”
“I’ll law you to ’ell!”
“My attorney’ll be thar.”
Editor J. D. Jones of the Jack
son Progress has bought the Jack
son Argus of the Shaver estate
and has consolidated the two pa
pers under the name of Progress-
We congratulate Bro. Jones
and know that he will give to the
town of Jackson and Butts coun
ty better service under the pres
ent plan than with two papers in
the field.—Pike County Journal.
WANTS SOME MODERN
SCHOOL HOUSES IN BUTTS
Editor Progress-Argus: We
learn from last week’s issue of
your paper that the county board
of education has fixed the length
of the next school year at nine
As one who feels a deep inter-'
est in the educational welfare of j
our county we wish to call atten
tion to what seems to be one of
the greatest obstacles in the way
of proper advancement in an ed
ucational way. That is the lack
of adequate school buildings in
most communities. While we
have a few good buildings, yet
in most communities they are
small one-room affairs, and some
of them not ceiled and otherwise
uncomfortable and are not suited
for satisfactory school work.
Last spring we had occasion to
travel very extensively in eight
nearby counties, and we regret
to say that Butts had the poorest
school houses, with possibly one
exception, of anv of them.
In most of the counties in
Georgia the county board of edu
cation builds and keeps in repair
the school buildings. We think
the state school commissioner’s
reports show this to be true in
every county that levies a school
tax except Butts.
This is in no spirit of criticism
of our county board of education,
for we know they are prompted
by the highest motives in want
ing to give the benefit of the
longest term possible, therefore
they devote all the fund to the
lengthening of the term and de
pend cm the people of each com
munity to build and keep in re
pair their own school houses.
Perhaps every community
ought to have pride and self in
terest enough to build good
school houses, but the question
is are they going to do it. And
in view of our ever increasing
state and county taxes, and as
the people have voted a local
school tax, is it not asxing too
much to expect them to do it.
We know that many who voted
for the local county school tax
did so under the impression that
at least part of the fund would
Now that the editors have
gone the people of Eastman
will have to raise a brand
new chicken crop.—Jackson
We thought the crop was
the one thing about a chick
en that was not eateu. But
we may be mistaken. The
city chaps do not know any
thing about the anatomy of a
Don’t cackle. It’s quite the
thing to plant poultry and raise
The First Principle
of Good Health
One great medical authority de
clares that sluggish bowels are the
cause of more than half the ills that
afflict mankind. A constipated con
dition quickly affects the liver and
other organs, so that indigestion and
constipation are soon followed by bil
iousness, headaches, chronic bad
breath and a generally disarranged
condition of the system.
Foley Cathartic Tablets are an
ideal physic, for their action is whole
some and thoroughly cleansing, with
out griping, nausea or inconvenience.
They invigorate and strengthen the
bowel action and have a good effect
on the stomach and liver.
L. L. Levey, Green Bay, Wis.,
writes: “For a long time I suffered
from constipation and liver trouble.
Nothing seemed to help me. I finally
secured Foley Cathartic Tablets and
am pleased to state they have cured
me. They are the finest cathartic to
take I have ever used and their effect
la quick and sure,”
THE OWL PHARMACY
Best thing for constipation, sour
stomach, lazy liver and sluggish bow
els. Stops a sick headache almost at
once. Gives a most thorough and sat
isfactory flushing—no pain, no nausea.
Keeps your system cleansed, sweet and
wholesome. Ask for Citrolax. The
be used in building and equip
ping good school houses and in
consolidating the schools where
It is a well known fact that
about five or six months is about
as long as the children who work
on the farm can attend school
during the year anyway, and
when you extend the term be
yond that you only benefit the
town schools and divert funds to
them that ought to be used in
upbuilding the school interests
in those communities where it is
most sorely needed.
We feel quite sure that most
communities would rather have a
five or six months school with
the balance of the fund set aside
for building and maintaining
good, comfortable, convenient
buildings. We can’t expect to
get first class f teachers to come
and teach in about third or fourth
If our county board would build
good, comfortable buildings with
ample room and sufficient equip
ment, it would do more, in our
opinion, to arofcse a proper inter
est in education than any
thing that could be done.
Let us hear from others on this
question, for there is no more
important question before us
than the education of our children.
Yours for better school,
S. K. Smith.
,1 !._■*. cut of sorts from consti
.l, ht -;!v ?U*t if
Jg* iM Crtcte't&i&ft,
;yj i,at : clleve you, see a physician,
he . i.-e no other home remedy will.
uo-i oa!y Ly us, 10 cents.
Slaton Drug Cos.
Get you fruit jars, tin
cans and fruit jar rubbers
at Kinard’s, Bell phone 8.
Buy your seeds of all kinds from the old
reliable seed of Jackson —Slaton Drug
Cos. This has been in the seed business
longer than any other seed in the coun
ty. We have always given our customers
satisfaction by selling them only the
seeds the American markets afford.
Our Seeds Are Fresh
And not brought over from last season.
You are therefore insured a thorough stand
and a prolific production when you plant
our seeds. Don’t take any chances on cheap
and unreliable seeds.
SLATON DRUG CO.
The *R&xaJUL Store
There’s None So Good
It is a great consolation to our
friends and customers to know
there is more than ONE, for we
are bottling and selling three
thousand per day. Substitutes
are always inferior.
Is superior to anything ever
Try one and be convinced
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Chero-Cola Bottling Company
4 bars Rub No More Soap
3 boxes “ “ “ Powder
1 loaf of Uncle Sam Bread
all for 25c
Paul Nolen & Company,
See those White Slippers
in the Special Sale window
at $1.25. Great saving to
you on the price and ju&
in season now.
The Busy Corner.
How’s This '(
We offer One Hr dred BoiV. .... -
ward for azy case of Catarrh h?r.
canrot le cured by Hall’s Cats.:i„
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Cheney fcr the last 15 years, and h •'
him perfectly honorable in all ba-m-s
transactions and financially able t < -ry
out any obligations made by his fin.
NATIONAL BANK QF COMMZr.CT,
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internallv
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l-ous • urfaces of the system. Testimonials
sent fre*. Price 75 cents per bottle. Soi l
ny all Frug-gists.
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