BUTTS COUNTV FAIR OCTOBER 19-22
THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 43—No. 40
IN THE CALL
Governor Harris Outlines
Warehouse Bill, Appropri
ations, W. & A. Railroad
Bill Among Matters For
In his call for an extra session
of the legislature, to be convened
November 3, Governor Nat Har
ris included six subjects, as fol
eral, special and deficiency.
Third—Disposition of Western
and Atlantic railroad, at termina
tion of present lease.
Fourth—State warehouse sys
Fifth—Amendment to the fish
and game law.
Sixth —Amendment to the au
tomobile licensetax provisions.
Governor Harris gives his rea
sons for including each of the
subjects in the call.
Prohibition was included, he
asserts, in response to requests
from ty 4-thirds of the legislature
as well as requests from outsiders.
Governor Harris expresses the
belief that all of the above meas
ures can be disposed of in short
order and he thinks the extra
session should complete its work
in from fifteen to twenty days.
The formal proclamation was
issued the first of the week.
REV. Z. E. BARRON ACCEPTS
CALL AT MARSHALLVILLE
That Rev. Z. E. Barron has
accepted a call to the pastorate
of the First Baptist church in
Marshallville and will leave Jack
son about the middle of Novem
ber for the new field, will be of
cordial interest to his friends
throughout the county.
Mr. Barron is well and favor
ably known to the people of this
county and section. He was
principal of the Jenkinsburg
school for several terms and later
became the pastor of five church
es in Butts, Henry and Monroe
counties. These churches in
clude: Macedonia and Pepperton,
Sardis in Henry and Paron snd
Cabaniss in Monroe county.
Since the last of May Mr. Bar-
Tan has been engaged in revival
work and more than 334 acces
sions have been made to the
churches at the meetings in which
he has assisted.
The first church at Marshall
ville is a desirable field and that
Mr. Barron will make good from
the start is the confident belief of
his hundreds of friends.
Niagara Falls, says a scientist,
will be dry in a thousand years.
Perhaps Savannah will too—Ma
OPEN NEXT MONDAY
The Jenkinsburg public school
will open for an eight months
term Monday, October 4.
The trustees have elected an
experienced and capable faculty
and a successful year is predicted
in all departments. The follow
ing teachers comprise the facul
ty for the current session:
Prof. A. J. Fleming, Hartwell,
Miss Hill and Miss Culpepper.
Miss Humphries, Macon.
Miss Garner, Sparta.
Miss Lillian Bailey, Jackson,
Hanging Took Place Here
Governor Harris And Pris
on Commission Declin
ed to Interfere—Hanging
Was Quiet Affair
For the crime of criminal assault
of which he was convicted at the
August of Butts county su
perior court, Joe Persons, a ne
gro boy said to have been 14 years
old, was hanged here Friday.
The trap was sprung at 11:10
a. m. and the body was cut down
twenty-one minutes later. The
execution was in the jail yard,
and was witnessed by a small
number of people.
Before the execution Persons
confessed the crime. He said he
was ready to die and expressed
the hope that his death would
be a lesson to evil members of
Person’s victim was a white
girl about 8 years old.
The body was turned over to
the boy’s relatives for burial. A
five foot coffin furnished by the
undertaker had to be exchanged
for one six feet long.
The execution was one of the
quietest and most orderly ever
held in Jackson. Only a small
crowd was in town.
On account of the boy’s age a
petition was filed with the Pris
on Commission and Governor re
questing that the death sentence
be commuted to life imprison
ment. The Prison Commission
failed to recommend commuta
tion and Governor Harris did not
interfere with the court’s decree.
SACRED HARP SINGIN6
AT JENKINSBURG SUNDAY
There will be a Sacred Harp
singing at the Jenkinsburg Bap
tist church Sunday afternoon,
beginning at 1:30. The public in
general and leaders and lovers of
music in particular are cordially
invited to attend and participate
in the afternoon’s program.
JACKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 1, 1915
FAIR OPENS IN
Busy Period For Directors
PRIZES FOR BEST FLOATS
Members of Jackson Civic
League Tender Services
in Arranging Displays
And in Decorating
Showing the interest felt over
the county fair, the members of
the Jackson Civic have offered
their services to the Fair Associ
ation in helping to make the dis
plays a success. The ladies will
help to arrange the displays and
plan the decorations in and about
the court house.
A constantly increasing num
ber of people are preparing to
have displays at the fair and
when the gates are thrown open
there will be the greatest collec
tion of agricultural products,
live stock and poultry, educa
tional exhibits, etc., ever seen in
Attention is directed to the
floats and the prizes offered for
that feature. Merchants, farm
ers, manufpcturers and others
should get up a float and try for
some of the prize money. Five
dollars will be given for the best
farmer’s float; $5.00 for the best
merchant’s float; $5.00 for the
best manufacturer’s float.
A mammoth automobile parade
in which all the cars in the coun
ty are expected to take part will
be held Tuesday morning. The
most attractively decorated car
in the parade will be given a prize
The fair association has arrang
ed to have a picture of the pa
rade for use in the “Seeing Geor
gia” movie film. Don't miss the
Those intending to have exhib
its at the fair should get their
products on the ground Saturday
and Monday and have them pla
ced in attractive form ready for
the opening Tuesday morning.
DIXIE IS NEW NAME
DF MOVIE THEATER
The “Dixie” is the new name
given Jackson’s popular movie
theater, the judges having just
announced the winners in the
contest to select a name.
That name was suggested by
the following three persons: Ocie
Jewell Merideth, Mary Kate
Merck and James Owen. Each
of the winners was presented a
pass for six months.
The judges consisted of Judge
J. H. Ham, Judge S. J. Foster
and Mrs. Carrie Dupree Smith
The Dixie is growing in popu
larity with movie lovers. “The
Perils of Pauline,” shown every
Tuesday night is one of the best
drawing cards ever put on in
Jackson. Mr. Williams is show
ing good pictures every night and
the people appreciate the up-to
the-minute service he is giving.
SCHOOL AT STARK TO
OPEN OCTOBER FOORTH
Monday, October 4is the date
of the opening of the Stark pub
lic school for the fall term. Ap
propriate exercises are being ar
ranged and there will be talks
by Prof. Hugh Mallet and others.
The faculty for the odproach
ing term, which is for 8 months,
consists of the following:
Prof. J. R. Bearden, Monroe,
Mrs. Bearden and Miss Lois
The Stark school is located in
one of the best sections of the
county and is perhaps the largest
rural school, in the county. All
indications point to a good year
for the Stark school.
Reached 12 Cents First
of This Week
RECEIPTS ARE HEAVY
Higher Price of Cotton
Puts Good Feeling in All
Lines of Business—Crop
Will Be Short
Cotton passed the 12 cent mark
in Jackson the first of this week
and the price of the staple con
tinues to advance.
Better prices for cotton has
put an optimistic feeling in far
mers, merchants and bankers,
and business is better in all lines
than before in many months.
Cotton seed are soaring and this
has also stimulated trade won
derfully. At $33 to $35 a ton
cotton seed are netting a lot of
money to the cotton planters of
The receipts at Jackson ware
houses exceed by several hun
dred bales those of a year ago
the same date. However, there
is not any great amount of the
staple being sold at prevailing
That the crop will be short in
Butts county this year all are
agreed. A large percentage of
the crop has already been picked
and the crop is farther advanced
for September than before in a
generation, if not in the history
of cotton production.
FOR COUNTY FAIR
People are cheerful.
The yield of corn is better than
expected —from 40 to 85 bushels.
Those not interested in the fair
are ashamed to tell it.
Let Smith, Brown and Jones
and their sons and daughters all
get busy for the fair. ost. 19-22.
1 J. S. Lewis.
Jackson Argus Established 187.5 1
Butts County Progress Established 1882 1
IS THE BOLL
Some Think Pest Reached
County This Year
POINT TO SHORT CROP
Official Reports State The
Weevil Is Close to Butts
—Something Seriously In
jured Local Cotton
That the boll weevil has al
ready invaded Butts county is
the belief of a considerable num
ber of people.
In support of that opinion they
point to the short cotton crop and
the damage that some agency
inflicted on the staple. Some
thing more than dry weather cut
off the yield, in the opinion of
several well known farmers.
The official reports of the state
department of Etomology note
the presence of the boll weevil
in Campbell, Carroll, Meriwether
and other counties close to Butts.
The weevil has also been discov
ered in several southwest Geor
gia counties. Steps have been
taken to wage vigorous war on
the cotton insect.
A sharp lookout will be main
tained throughout the county for
further evidences of the boll wee
vil and State Etomologist Wor
sham will be asked to come here
and direct the campaign against
the insect that is so destructive
The legislature at the coming
extra session is expected to take
a hand in the fight against the
FAIR ASSOCIATION TO
MEET HERE SATURDAY
When the officers, directors
and members of the Butts Coun
ty Fair Association meet Satur
day afternoon, October 2, at 8
o’clock in Prof. Hugh Mallet’s
office, it is hoped that substan
tial progress in all departments
will be reported.
The field operations are being
pushed as rapidly as possible and
several members of the corn
club have already harvested their
acres. Some good yields for an
unfavorable year are reported.
The time has arrived for col*
lecting the subscriptions to the
fair and those who have not al
ready paid should see Mr. H. L.
Daughtry, treasurer, and get this
duty through with. All who
have not donated should see a
member of the fair association
and discharge a civic obligation.
The committee on advertising
has its work well in hand and
will without question bring the
crowds to Jackson for a week of
frolic and fun.
Drop all work Saturday and
turn out to this meeting. The
fair is rounding into the home
stretch now and every member
ought to be at his post and stand
by his guns until success crowns
the 1915 fair as the greatest and
best yet held.
Consolidated July 9. 1915