THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 43-No. 1
HAVE BIG SHOW
Fair Opens There Next
Jackson And Butts Coun
ty people Planning to
Attend Displays in Grif
fin Next Week
More than the usual interest is
directed to the Griffin-Spalding
County Fair, the dates of which
are Oct. 25-30.
An attractive premium list has
been arranged and there will be
several entries. There are quite
-a number of worth while features
at this big fair. Good races have
been arranged and this will be
an attraction for many.
The management of the Griffin
fair has secured some good
shows and there will be amuse
ment and entertainment for all
A large number of Jackson
and Butts county people have
signified their intention of at
tending and several automobiles
from here plan to attend in a
An old and long established
fair, the Griffin-Spalding County
Fair is one of the best in this en
HISS LOIS SAUNDERS
DIED LAST FRIDAY
/Popular Student at G. N.
* &I. College Yields to
. The Grim Reaper
A death that came with pecul
iar sadness was that of Miss
Lois Saunders, of Jenkinsburg.
who passed away at the home of
her parents Friday afternoon.
Miss Saunders was a Senior at the
Georgia Normal and Industrial
College at Milledgeviile, and only
recently returned to school for
the new term. She had been in
feeble health for some time and
death was due to a complication
of diseases. Miss Saunders was a
popular graduate of the Jenkins
burg high school and would have
been graduated from the G. N.
&I. next spring.
Nineteen years of age, Miss
Saunders was just blooming into
womanhood when the summons
came. She was forced to return
home Wednesday from Milledge
ville and her condition steadily
grew worse until the end came.
The blow is a particulary heavy
one to the members of the family,
who will have the cordial sympa
thy of a host of friends through
out the county. The young lady
w*** popular with all who knew
possessing many charms and
omplishments that endeared
r to her friends.
The funeral was conducted
aturday afternoon at 3 o’clock
rom the Jenkinsburg Baptist
church, of which she was a mem
ber, by Rev. Z. E. Barron. The
funeral was largely attended,
attesting the esteem in which
the deceased was held. The pall-
MR. J. P. VAUGHN MAY
RUN FOR TAX RECEIVER
Mr. J. P. Vaughn, a well
known citizen of the county, will
probably be a candidate for Tax
Receiver in the primary next
year. He was a candidate two
years ago and in a field of six
entries he stood second, making
a surprisingly strong race.
There are a large number of
people over the county who will
be glad of an opportunity to sup
port Mr. Vaughn with their votes
and influence if he offers in the
1916 primary. Mr. Vaughn is an
upright and worthy citizen and
would no doubt prove a capable
and conscientious official,
THREE ARE MADE
Banker L. 0. Benton Was
INITIATED ON THURSDAY
Alexius Commandery No.
22 K. P. Confers Degrees
Upon Monticello Masons
At a meeting of Alexius Com
mandery Thursday of last week
the Red Cross and Order of the
Temple was conferred upon L.
O. Benton, Dan Gunn and John
H. Hardin, of Monticello. The
Red Cross was put on in the af
ternoon bv past eminent com
mander F. M. Allen and the Or
der of the Temple was conferred
at night by eminent commander
H. M. Fletcher.
There was a good attendance
at this meeting and great inter
est was shown in the work.
Among the visiting Knights
Templar coming over for the
session were Sir Knights A. S.
Thurman, R. Jordan, R. S. Tal
madge, J. E. Hecht and R. B. 0.
England, of Monticello, and Sir
Knight Belcher, of Covington.
Rev. I. H. Miller will- preach
both at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday School at 10 a. m. Dr.
0. Lee Chesnutt superintendent.
Come. The seats are free.
bearers were selected from among
her class mates at Jenkinsburg
and included: Messrs. 0. C. Wood
ward, J. G. Childs, J. G. Banks
ton, S. F. Glass, C. W. Benson,
and J. T. Bowden. Interment
was in the JenkinsburgCemetery.
Miss Saunders is survived by
her father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Saunders, her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Saunders, one sister and three
JACKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 22, 1915
FAIR WILL END
Has Been Notable Success
MANY FINE EXHIBITS
Every Department Well
Represented by Produdts
of Farm, Fadtory, Schools
And Live Stock
Friday, which is Colored Folks
Day, will mark the close of the
second annual session of the
Butts County Fair.
In spite of the worst efforts of
the weather man the fair is pro
ving a great success. The dis
plays are larger and better, the
interest keener and the attend
ance larger than ever before.
Several thousand persons were
in town Tuesday, the opening
day and designated as Educa
An almost constant downpour
necessitated the postponing of
the parade, set for 10:30, until a
later time. Tuesday’s rain was a
drenching disappointment to all
fair supporters and visitors. The
cadet band from Gordon Institute
came over Tuesday and furnish
ed music. On account of the rain
Tuesday the band wemained in
the city for the parade Wednes
Wednesday was Live Stock
and Poultry Day. Loring Brown
was the judge in the poultry de
partment and Prof. M. P. Jar
nagin made the awards in the
live stock department. The ex
hibits of thoroughbred poultry
and live stock are the best ever
Thursday was Agricultural
Day. The disdays in this de
partment are exceptionally good.
Many pretty things are on ex
hibition—Domestic Science and
manual arts displays, Ladies de
partment, W. C. T. U., Young
Mothers Club, city water and
light department, curios and
relics in abundance and various
OEESTRUCK SKULE TO BE
PRESENTED AT FLOVILU
The Deestrick Skule of Fifty
Years Ago, Flovilla Auditorium,
Friday evening, Oct. 22. 1915.
Cast of characters—Schoolmas
ter, Mr. F. C. Maddux; Mrs.
Honeysuckle, Mrs. 0. D. Smith;
Committeemen: Mr. Patton, Dr.
A. F. White, Messrs. T. O. Linch,
E. R. Edwards, R. T. Smith;
Pupils. Matilda Summerset, Mrs.
R. V. Smith; Temperance Harts
horn, Mrs. Chambers; Elizabeth
Wiggles worth, Mrs. Lizzie Good
man; Patience Peterkin, Mrs.
Maggie Maddux; Honesuckle
Twins, Maria, Miss Lula Dozier,
Mehitabel, Mrs. W. H. Vanzandt;
Ezekiel, Dr. W. J. Waits, Sophy,
Miss Jennie Paullin; Grover
Cleveland, Mr. W. H. Vanzandt;
Benjamin Harrison, Mr. J. P.
Smith; Abraham Smith. Willie
Griffith; Experience Salvation
Bradford, Mrs. Lula Smith;
Isaac Jones, Mr. Ben Harding;
John Peter St. John, Mr. W. A.
Dozier; Mike O’Flynn. Mr. R. V.
MASONIC GRAND LOD6E
TO MEET ON OCT. 26
The Masonic Grand Lodge will
convene in annual session in Ma
con next Tuesday, October 26.
An attendance of about 1,500 is
Macon has been selected as the
permanent meeting place for the
grand lodge. The question of
erecting anew temple will be
among the business matters to
be looked after. Considerable
routine business will be transac
ted and the forthcoming session
promises to be a busy and impor
Judge H. M. Fletcher, master
of St. Johns lodge and the mas
ters of the other lodges in the
county and other visitors will at
tend from here.
Mr. Etheridge Heads At
lanta Trust Cos.
TO REMAIN IN JACKSON
Head of Georgia Banker’s
Association Elected to
Serve Trust Company in
City of Atlanta
Frank S. Etheridge, president
of the Georgia Bankers’ associa
tion has been elected president
of the Atlanta Trust company to
succeed W. J. Morrison, resigned.
Mr. Etheridge is president of the
Jackson Banking company, of
Jackson, Butts county, and is one
best known bankers in the state.
He will move from his home in
Jackson to Atlanta and will enter
upon his new duties November 1.
Mr. Morrison resigned as head
of the Atlanta Trust company be
cause of eastern manufacturing
interests that will require much
of his time and keep him away
from Atlanta a good deal. The
trustees of the institution adopted
resolutions of regret in accepting
Mr. Morrison’s resignation.—At
The ab.ove will be of interest
to Mr. Etheridge’s friends in
Butts county. He will, however,
continue to reside in Jackson
and will spend three or four days
out of the week in Atlanta look
ing after the interests of the
Atlanta Trust Company.
In addition to being president.
Mr. Etheridge is also a trustee
of the Atlanta company.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express with deep
est sincerity our thanks to the
good people of Jenkinsburg and
the surrounding community for
their kindness during the illness
and death of our beloved Lois.
We most heartily appreciate the
many floral offerings from her
friends, her class mates and her
teachers. We feel very grate
ful to Dr. B. F. Akin for his
most careful attention to our
loved one. May God bless each
one for these kindnesses is our
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Saunders
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Butts County Progress Established 1882 ) Consolidated July 9,1915
N. L. BRITTAIN
Speaker on Educational
WAS UPLIFTING EFFORT
Hundreds of School Chil
dren Thronged City for
Big Parade That Was
Scheduled for Tuesday
Hon. M. L. Brittain, of Atlan
ta, State Superintendent of
Schools, made a very fine address
on education at the Butts County
Fair Tuesday. He was heard by
a crowd that packed the court
house and his address was one
of the main features of the Edu
cational Day program.
All of the schools in the county
now in operation were represent
ed on Educational Day, a holiday
having been declared, and sever
al hundred school children were
in town for the parade. Unfor
tunately the rain interfered with
the parade Tuesday.
Mr. Brittain was introduced
by Mayor W. E. Watkins. The
plea of Mr. Brittain, who is one
of the South’s best known edu
cators. was for more efficient
methods of education along all
lines. His talk made a fine im
pression on the audience.
While in the city Mr. Brittain
was entertained by his kinspeo
ple, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ham.
MR. P. B. M. WELLS
Well Known Veteran Has
Passed Away After A
Uncle “Monk” Wells is dead.
That announcement will carry
grief to friends throughout Mid
dle Georgia. Mr. Wells had been
in ill health for many years and
recently his condition had become
serious and he was confined to
his home for several weeks be
fore the final message came. His
death was due to the infirmities
of old age.
Known to practically every
man, woman and child in the
county, Mr. Wells had a wide cir
cle of friends. He was a veteran
of the Civil War, having served
with gallantry in the Thirteenth
Georgia regiment. He was a fa
miliar figure at the annaul reun
ions of Camp Barnett on Memo
rial Day and usually made a short
Mr. Wells was a native of Spald
ing county, though he had resid
ed in Butts for many years. A
few years ago he served one term
as Tax Receiver. His cheerful
ness, though racked with pain,
his optimism and loyalty made
friends among all classes.
Mr. Wells had attained the age
of 76 years. He is survived by
his wife, and two children. Mrs.
Harmon Reeves and a daughter
of nine, by a second marriage; a
brother who resides in Spalding
county and other relatives.
The funeral was held at Fellow
ship church Tuesday morning at