THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Yol 43—No. 4*^
FAIR PROVED A
t GREAT SUCCESS
Every Department Weil
People Throughout Coun
ty Surprised And De
lighted at Great Show
ing Made at Big Fair
The second annual session of
the Butts County Fair, which
came to a close Friday night,
was an unqualified success in ev
The displays in each of the
eight departments were far larg
er ana better than anything ever
shown here before. Notably
large was the attendance, this,
too, in spite of the worst rains
of the entire year. Immense
crowds thronged the city Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday.
Great interest was manifested
in the magnificent showing of
farm products, live stock, poul
try, the work of the schools, the
fancy work and displays of man
ufactured goods. The fair was a
welcome surprise to the most op
timistic fair supporter.
The parade, staged Wednesday
afternoon and repeated again
Thursday afternoon, was the
most brilliant aad gorgeous spec
tacle ever seen in Middle Geor
gia. Every float was a marvel
ous thing of beauty—a real work
of art —a credit to the enterpris
' ing firms and individuals who
/Already there is talk of the
1916 fair. A stock company has
proposed and the citizens
throughout the county seem ea
ger to co-operate for a bigger
and better fair next year.
COUNTY OFFICERS INJURED
WHEN AUTO TURNS OVER
When the automobile in which
they were returning from Griffin
turned completely over, Monday
night, Sheriff L. M. Crawford,
Clerk S. J. Foster and W. M.
Crawford received painful though
not serious injuries. The party
had been to Griffin and were re
turning with a negro prisoner
when the car ran into a ditch and
in attempting to right the ma
chine it turned turtle. Sheriff
Crawford was driving.
Both Lawrence and Walter
Meade Crawford were bruised
about the legs and hips, while
Mr. Foster was bruised about
the hips and his hand was bruis
ed. It was a close call for all
the party, who can congratulate
themselves on their lucky escape.
i The wind shield was broken,
r t he fenders broken, the top in
iured and the car otherwise dam
aged, though afte- setting the
machine right the party was able
to complete their trip to Jackson.
Rev. I. H. Miller will preach
at 11 a. m - P- m - Subject:
Sunday School at 10 a. m. Dr.
0. Lee Chesnutt superintendent.
BUT FEW ENTRIES IN
THE PI6 CLUB AT FAIR
The number of entries in the
Pig Club at the Butts county fair
was not as large as had been ex
pected. The following premiums
Best registered boar, Tam
worth, G. E. Mallet.
Best registered sow, Berkshire,
G. E. Mallet.
Best pig for slaughter purposes,
first prize, L. R. Dodson.
Second best, J. L. Barnes, Jr.
Third, Parry Lee O’Neal.
PAID ALL BILLS
Was A Financial Success
in Every Way
ALL PREMIUMS SETTLED
Prize Winners Receive 100
Per Cent on Awards —
Cash or Equivalent Was
Given as Premiums
That the Butts County Fair
was a financial success is pleasing
to all connected with the fair, as
well as the people over the county
All premiums were paid in cash
or its equivalent. After all ex
penses have been paid there will
be a small balance in the treasury
as a nucleus for next year’s fair
Every prize winner will get 100
per cent on his award.
Asa rule, the people through
out the county were liberal in do
nating to the fair fund. Those
who did not give cash subscribed
farm products, live stock, mer
chandise or other articles of
The Fair Association wishes to
express its hearty thanks and
cordial appreciation to those who
supported the fair with their
time, their efforts and their
Those who did not see proper to
encourage the fair in any manner
were astounded at the success of
the enterprise and will doubtless
be ready to enroll under the ban
ner of progress next year.
WHO WON PRIZES IN
THE LADIES DEPARTMENT
Prizes were awarded in the La
dies Department at the fair last
week as follows:
Handsomest decorated cake,
Mrs. L. S. O’Neal.
Pastel painting, Miss Lurline
Oil painting, Mrs. W. R. Car
Water color. Miss Virginia
China painting, Miss Nelle
Drawn work, Miss Carrie Biles.
Sewing machine and handi
work. Mrs. Willis Morrison.
Embroidery work, Mrs. H. W.
Lace work, Mr?. L. D. Watson.
General fancy work display,
Mrs. Sam Foster.
JACKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 29, 1915
CHARGES 1 COTTON
Federal Trade Board to
Wm. J. HARRIS TALKS
Claimed That Cotton Pri
ces Are Depressed By A
Be Investigated Also
Washington," D. C. —An inves
tigation to disclose whether a gi
ant monopoly has been perfected
among cotton buyers to depress
prices in the south by apportion
ing territoty and elimacing com
petition. was begun today by the
federal trade commission.
William J. Harris, of Georgia,
a member of the commission,
laid before that body today infor
mation which had reached him
that such a combination had been
organized. The commission took
prompt action and ordered a
The investigation ih the field
will be in charge of Mr. Harris.
He will take several men with
him and will make an inquiry at
Charlotte, Greenville, Savannah,
Atlanta and other leading south
ern cotton centers. All the re
sources of the otheivdepartments
of the Government will be at the
disposal of the invesfcwafcors.
Immediately after the adjourn
ment of today’s meeting of the
commission Mr. Harris went to
Atlantic City to join Mrs. Har
ris. He was reached there to
night by telephone by a Constitu
tion represenative and made this
statement: “Evidence has been
placed before me that cotton
buyers are in combination to de
press prices in interior cotton
points. This evidence was suffi
cient to induce the commission to
order an inquiry. I will leave
here shortly for various points in
the south to direct the investiga
tion. It has been shown that on
the same day prices vary as much
one half a cent a pound, or $2.50
a bale, at places in 20 miles of
each other. The cost of trans
portation would not account lor
“Will you also investigate the
prevailing high prices of cotton
seed?” he was asked.
‘There has been no complaint
about that,” replied Mr. Harris.
“I will, however, inquire into
the high prices of gasoline. Com
plaints have reached me from Ma
con that gasoline is higher there
than in any other Georgia cities,
and higher throughout the state
than in the north and west.”
Much interest attaches to this
investigation as it is the first the
trade commission has ordered.
CHANGE OF SERVICE
There will be services at Mace
donia the sth Sunday and Satur
day, before in this month, in
stead of the 2nd Sunday and Sat
urday before in November.
All the members and friends
are c>riallv invited.
ELECTRICAL DISPLAY WAS
A VERY ATTRACTIVE ONE
The Electrical Display, W. E.
Merck manager, was made by
the city of Jackson. There were
three cooking utensils, a chafing
dish, coffee percolator and toas
ter. An electric iron was also
included. These articles were
presented after the fair to the
Domestic Science department of
the Jackson Public schools, bv
the Citv water and light de
partment. In the booth was a
prettily arranged table over
which hung a large dome
electrically lighted. The display
attracted much attention.
FINE YEAR FOR
CORN CLUB BOYS
Fifty-Five Boys Finish
NEW HUNG UP
Boys Raised 2,622,04 Bush
els of Corn at A Cost of
$921.01 or An Average
Out of 118 boys who joined the
club in the spring, 55 completed
the work in the Boys Corn club
in 1915. Last year there were
53 boys in the club when the
veaFs work was over.
In ‘many rwpects this has been
the best year the Boys Corn club
members have ever had in Butts
county. Unofficial figures give
the largest yield as a county
record. This is 166 69 bushels
made by Ellsworth Watkins.
The second largest yield is 141.-
38 bushels made by Bernard Gas
ton. Official reports on these
yields are expected within the
next few days.
Thtt figures show that the boys
in the corn club made a total of
2,622.04 bushels at an average
cost of 371 cents per bushel.
The whole cost of growing the
27622.04 bushels was $921.01, giv
ing the average net cot above.
Dry weather interfered seri
ously with tne yield of the corn
club members this year. De
spite this fact the average for the
county, of the corn club mem
bers, was 49.43 oushels. The
average for the state is 16 bush
els. So it will be seen that the
boys of the corn clubs still have
a considerable lead on their fath
PROF. JARNAGIN BOOSTS
BUTTS COUNTY LIVE STOCK
Prof. M. P. Jarnagin. of the
State College of Agriculture at
Athens, who judged the live stock
exhibits at the Butts county fair
last week, was forcibly struck
with the progress this county is
making in that industry. He was
well pleased with the pure-bret
animals shown at the local fair
and in the course of an interview
“The exhibits of home raised
horses, mules, cows and hogs at
the Butts county fair is almost
amazing. People who saw some
of the mule colts and draft horses
in that display wouldn’t believe
they were or could be raised in
Georgia. They are undoubtedly
the best I have ever seen, and
the exhibition is bound to be an
enormous encouragement to the
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R. F. D. SERVICE
Sweeping Changes Made'
in Batts County
TWO ROUTES ABOLISHED
Po& Master Burleson Or
ders Many Changes ifi
Local Mail Delivery, Ef
fective November Firdt
Sweeping changes in the rural
mail service in Butts county has
been ordered by Post Master Gen
eral Burleson, effective Novem
The department at Washington
has cut out two routes. Nos. 7
and 8, and made all routes thirty
miles in length. The pay of all 1
carriers has been raised to $1,200
per annum. Heretofore the car
rier on No. 1 received less than '
that amont, as that route did not<
quite measure up to the standards
The same carriers will serve*
but there has been a number of
transfers by the department.
There was a vacancy on No. %
and the carrier on No. 5, Mr. D.
A. Watkins, resigned some two
months ago. , Mr. G. H. Thomp
son has been transferred from
No. 7 to route No. 3; Mr. S. M.
Ridgeway has been transferred
from No. 6 to route 2; Mr. J. C.
Redman has been transferred
from No. 8 to No. 6.
This order of the department
at Washington affects the routes
going out from Flovilla and Jen
kinsburg also. It will take some
time for the local post office offi
cials and the carriers to familiar
ize themselves \gith the new
schedule. Some of the territory
now served by Jackson will be
supplied from Flovilla and Jen
kinsburg and vice versa.
This is the most far-reaching
change ever ordered in the rural
route service of Butts county by
the U. S. postal authorities. By
eliminating two routes a saving
of $2,400 a year is effected. It
is not known, however, at this
time if the new schedule will be
as convenient to all patrons aa
the old order.
IN LIVE STOCK EXHIBIT'
Winners in the live stock shcntf
at the Butts county fair last week
are announced, as follows:
Best pair of mules three years
and up, S. H. Mays.
Best mule from two to three
years 0. J. Martin.
Best mule up to two years,
O. J. Martin.
Best horse colt up to three
years, D W. McClendon.
Best pair colts up to three
years old, D. W. McClendon.
Best stallion, G. E. Mallet.
Best jack, M. L. King.
Best draft mare, G. E. Mallet.
Best draft horse, T. G Preston.
Best dairy hull any breed. Syl
van Grove Farm.
Best beef bull. G. E. Mallet.
Best grade beef bull under one
year, L M. Crawford.
Best dairy cow. J. L. Bailey.
Best registered dairy cow, A.
Best beef cow, Morrison Settle.
Best grade heifer calf under
one year, G. E. Mallet
Best beef heifer under two
years, G. E. Mallet.
Best general display one man,
G. E. Mallet.