THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
VqJ 43-No. 45
* SALES TUESDAY
Important Holdings Put
BIDDING WAS SPIRITED
Biggest Real Estate Sales
of The Year Held Tues
day—Good Prices Were
Realized For Property
Approximately $30,000 worth
of real estate changed hands at
sales day Tuesday, this
being the largest sale of the year
and one of the largest ever held
Quite a number of interested
persons were on hand when the
auction began. Spirited bidding
featured the sale and very good
prices were obtained for most of
the holdings. Sheriff L. M.
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Crawford acted as auctioneer.
Following is the property sold:
Mr. W. J. Bankston as execu
tor of Mrs. Adella Moss s,old 50
acres of land in the 615th district.
l| was bought by Mr. C. H. Far
rar for $1,700.
T. L. Spencer and J.
W. Fletcher, administrators, sold
3io acres of land belonging to the
estate of Mrs. Sarah Spencer.
Sold in separate lots this tract
brought $1Q,600; in bulk it was
bid in by Mr. j. T. Fletcher for
$12,000: A house and lot and a
vacant lot ori College street in
the city of Jackson went to Dr.
W. H. Steele on a bid of $1,200.
i[r. A. H. Lavender and other
rs sold 300 acres of real estate
belonging to the estate of R. G.
and Mrs. Elizabeth Lavender. It
was bid in by Mr. J. M. Leach
Mr. H. D. Terrell, administra
tor, sold 153 acres in Newton
county, belonging to the estate
of R. J. Terrell, to Mr. R. T.
Curry for $5,000.
A lot of 2021 acres belonging
to Mrs. Floy Maddox Thornton,
in the 616th district, was sold by
Mrs. A. W. Lane, under an exe
cution from the superior court.
Mr. J. H. Carmichael bid in this
tract for $3,975. A6O acre par
cel of the same lands went to
Mr. J. G. Colwell for $2,400. A
house and lot on McDonough
street was sold by Mrs. Thornton
to Mr. J. B. Settle for $1,625.
EUROPEAN SHOWS HERE
FOR ALL OF THIS WEEK
The Great European Shows
are in Jackson for a week’s en
gagement. The attractions con
sist of Georgia Minstrels, the
Hippodrome, the Beautiful Ori
ent, Snake Show and balloon as
cension daily at 3 p. m.
The shows are located on the
Bryans lot on Second street and
are proving a drawing card for
the people of the community.
Ike Monk is general agent for
the European Shows, which are
having a very good patronage.
Saturday is the last day of the
shows in this city.
BUTTS HAD 55 GIRLS IN
CANNING CLUB PARADE
Butts county led the state in
the number of girls in line at the
Canning Club parade at the state
fair Tuesday. Fifty-five girls
were in line. Tift county came
second. Mr. B. F. Watkins, Sr.,
headed the Butts delegation, and
the girls wore their caps and
Tuesday was Butts County
Day at the state fair and a great
many local people attended at
Prize winners in the Girls Can
ning club and the Boys Corn
club will be announced during
the week and Butts county is ex
pected to capture first honors in
DOWN TO WORK
Convened Wednesday in
MANY BiLLS ON PROGRAM
Local Representatives Go
to Atlanta to Take Part
to Fifty Days by Law
The extra session of the gener
al assembly of Georgia began in
Atlanta Wednesday. The out
look is for one of the most im
portant. though stormy, sessions
since the war.
Several important matters will
receive consideration at the hands
of the solons. These are appro
priations, regular and special,
prohibition, warehouse bill, W.
& A. bill, state auto tax bill and
It is predicted that a prohibi
tion measure of some kind will
he enacted at this session to fur
ther strengthen existing dry leg
islation. Some means will prob
ably be devised to make up the
revenue caused by knocking out
near beer and locker clubs.
The session is limited by the
constitution to fifty days, though
nobody seems to have any defi
nite idea as to how long it will
take the lawmakers to finish their
Senator H. M. Fletcher and
Representative C. A. Towles left
the first of the week to be pres
ent at the opening of the session,
Rev. I. H. Miller, the minister,
will preach at 11a. m. and 7p.
m. The congregation and Sun
day School is on the increase.
Come and help build up the tem
ple. Seats are free.
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
JACKSON, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 5, 1915
WRITES TO BOYS
Wants Club Members to
Try Acre Oats
ATLANTA CORN CORN
Boys Corn Club Members
Make Better Profit on
Oats And Peas Than on
Corn or Cotton
Athens, Ga., October 1915.
Dear Club Member: The corn
club boys have made some very
fine yields and good profits on
their acres. Several hundred
boys last year grew one acre in
oats and fdllowed with peas for
hay. They also grew an acre of
cotton. The acre in corn gave
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an average profit of $58.86, the
acre in cotton a profit of $38.51,
and the acre in oats followed
with peas for hay gate an aver
age profit of $62.54. Now, boys,
which lithek wdre in the best
shape for erdhs this year? Row
wbuld you like to try yodr hand
in this oat growing contest? Stay
in the corn club but also see what
you cam do .with oats and peas.
Join the othdr bi#s in thte linb of
work by sowing your acre at
onice. Mhany premiums will bb
given next year to thfe boys-who
do best. You can wfo ond if •you
try real hard.
Prepare your land well and al
low it to settle before planting
as oats will requite a firm seed
bed. Unless your land is already
very fertile, it will pay to apply
some manure or commercial fer
tilizers before sowing and in the
spring make an application of 75
or 100 pounds of some good top
dressing. Sow the variety that
does best in your community, and
get home-grown seed if possible.
The Appier, Culberson, Bancroft,
Fuighuin and Hastings Hundred
Bushel Oats all do well in this
state. Rust and smut are two
pests that damage a lot of grain
in Georgia. Therefore insure
yourself against these pests by
growing a rust-proof variety af
ter you have treated the seed
with formalin to prevent smut.
Formalin may be had at most
drug stores. Directions for using:
to one pound of full strength
formalin, add 40 gallons of water.
Place the grain on a clean floor,
and with a sprinkler apply one
gallon of the formalin solution to
each bushel of grain. Turn oats
with a shovel until all are ti o
oughiy wet. Coyer with canvas
or something similar for two
hours. Then spread out and dry.
For one acre you will not need to
buy more than one or two ounces.
Boys, here’s to you on Oat
The Atlanta Corn Show
Thursday, November 18th, is
Club Day at the Corn Show in
Atlanta. Make arrangements to
attend this show if possible, as
you will be well repaid for your
time. This show will be the best
ever. Frse entertainment will
be given all the boys who attend. |
Yours very truly,
Afest. State Agent in Bovs Corn
FARMERS' UNION TO MEET
IN ANNUAL SESSION NOV. 10
After the most successful year
as to membership and interest in
the organization the Farmers’
Union will hold its annual con
vention at Douglas, Ga., their
state headquarters, November
10-11. Since the headquarters of
this organization was removed
from Union City to Douglas a
year ago the membership has
increased to more than three
times as much as was the case
at that time.
For the first time the delegates
attending at Douglas will be en
tertained by the city and county.
The Coffee fair will be in session
at that time and the visitors will
be entertained by the fai*- asso
President Rhodes of the Ten
nessee Union will deliver an ad
dress as well other leading agri
culturists of the country. Na
tional president, Chas. S, Bar
ret, will preside over thecorr
state president, J.
J. Brown, will be on hand.
JASPER SUIT IS
Cue Called For Hearing,
m 66 tOgh court
Jasper Wants *6 Per Gent
bf Power Company Tax
es But Judge Searcy dis
missed The Case
Butts county has won another
point in her litigation with Jasper
Recently the Jasper county au
thorities brought suit for a larger
proportion of the taxes of the
Central Georgia Power Company.
At present the power company
returns 84 and a fraction per
cent of its property in Butts coun
ty and 15 and a fraction per cent
in Jasper county. Jasper county
claimed in its petition about 46
per cent of the total property of
the power company.
The case was called for trial in
McDonough Friday, a change of
venue to Henry county having
been granted, and .Judge Searcy
dismissed the suit on a general
It is likely the case will be tak
en to the supreme court, where
attorneys for Jasper county will
probably ask to have the suit
MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY
AT DIXIE THURSDAY NIGHT
“The Million Dollar Mystery,”
one of the most popular pictures
ever shown here, will be the at
traction at the Dixie Thursday
night. At that time Mr. Wil
liams who is making such a suc
cess of the movies in Jackson,
will have the addition to his the
atre ready for use and a record
attendance is expected. “The
Cowboy and the Lady” Monday
evening drew one o:" the largest
houses of the season.
Jackson Argus Established 1873 < ~ . - AWK
Butts County Progress Established 1882 > Consolidated July 9, 1915
Most Unique Display at
GRIPS THE ATTENTION
Booth Arranged in House
Shaped Fashion With
Macon Telegraph Says
The following boost of the Butts
county exhibit at the state fair
appeared in the Sunday issue of
the Macon Telegraph:
It is hard to even think of Butts
county and her wonderful resour
ces and advantages, and be able
to keep within the scope of this
shaped booth, with slanting ro6r !
of yellow bunting, entirely differ
ent from any other display. Butts
highest yield of corn per acffc'
this year was bushejs, tl|9
next best 142 bushels. On six.
stalks she grew forty-two full
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Something far,rn pro
ducts in their many forms is to’
be seen in this httfe yellow
and h “little brbWfi jiig M
of uriusual design. It
brought over from Ireldrid morir
than 130 years ago and never,
allowed to.pass from the own/Eft
ship of the descendants ofttyje
original possessor. As to the ex
tents of the jug ana its age, yon
will have to find out for yourself.
BIG MONEY IN GROW
ING PEANUTS IN SOUTH
The following is a copy of a
letter received by Mr. F. S. Car
michael from Mr. H. M. Sessions*
president of the Farmers and
Merchants National Bank, Enter
prise, Ala. It tells a story of
crop diversification that will
be of interest to people through
out this section. The letter fol
Enterprise, Ala., Oct. 16, 1915.
Dear Sir: Replying to your
letter of the 14th insh, in refer
ence to peanuts. I had a custo
mer, C. W. Baston, who lost
hts cotton crop last year so heavily
on account of the war, panic,
storms, etc., that he was hope
lessly in debt, so much so that he
didn’t talk much like trying to go
forward. I suggested to him that
he plant the whole plantation in
peanuts. Mr. Baston informed
me that he wasn’t able to buy
the seed. I told him to go and buy
as many seed peanuts as he want
ed and check on me and I would
pay if. I also informed him that
I would give him 90c per bushel
for all that, he could raise. Mr.
Baston bought one hundred bush
els and checked on me for $125.
I furnished him $l5O worth of
acid phosphate, this being the
only fertilizer he used, about 200
pounds per acre. This man will
finish harvesting the peanuts this
week and I believe he will gather
six thousand bushels when he
gets them rucked. The peanuts
he planted, the running variety,
will make on almost any kind of
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