THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARCUS
Vbl 43—No. 49
* WERE PASSED
Legislature Adjourned on
SESSION COST $35,000.00
Commission Created to
Release State Road —The
Warehouse Bill Postpon
~ ed Till Next Year
The special session of the leg
islature adjourned last Thursday,
after a session lasting twenty
three days. Several bills were
passed, and include:
Appropriations, special, regu
lar and deficiency.
Prohibition law. including an
ti-shipping and anti-advertising
features. These laws become ef
fective Mav ], 1916.
Western and Atlantic railroad
bill. A commission, with pow
ers to release the state road,was
created consisting of the gover
nor, chairman of railrcad com
mission, Fuller Callaway, of La-
Grange, J. L. Hand, of Pelham
and C. Gunby Jordan, of Colum
bus, W. A. Wimbish, of Atlanta,
was named as attorney to the
The game and fish law was
amended so as to provide protec
tion to the shrimp and oyster in
dustry of the Georgia coast coun
Auto tax law. A graduated
tax was imposed on motor vehi
cles, varying according to the
.The warehouse bill went over
jo the next session.
* It is estimated that it cost
about $35,000 to have these laws
MRS. EMILY BRADY
PASSED AWAY FRIDAY
Was Pioneer Resident of
Mrs. Emily Brady, until a few
years ago a resident of J ackson
and well known to hundreds of
people throughout the county,
died at 3 o’clock Friday after
noon of last week in Milledge
ville. She had been sick for
about a year and her death was
not entirely unexpected.
Mrs. Brady was a Miss Moore
of Butts county before her mar
riage, and was related to the well
known Moore and Thornton fam
ines of this county. She was 74
years of age and was a member
of the Jackson Methodist church.
She was a pioneer resident of the
city and news of her passing
away was received with general
The body was brought to Jack
son Saturday morning and the
funeral was held at 3 o clock
from Hotel Buchanan. Rev. Olin
King of the Methodist church
conducted the services, after
which interment was in the Citv
Cemetery. The pallbearers were:
Messrs. J. T. Williamson, Bob
Williamson, G. W. Thornton,
Carl Thaxton, D. M. Thornton
JACKSON, GEORGIA, DECEMBER 3, 1915
OBSERVED IN JACKSON
The Thanksgiving observance
in Jackson was carried out quiet
ly and sanely. The post office,
business houses and banks were
closed, the rural carriers also
having a holiday. A large per
centage of the population spent
the day in hunting; others atten
ded the football games in nearby
cities; the theater was the at
traction for many and home com
ings and family reunions were in
order. The public schools closed
from Wednesday until Monday
and many of the teachers spent
the holidays at their respective
SLOW THIS YEAR
Books Will Close 20th of
MUCH MONEY YET DUE
Out of Some Sixty-Seven
Thousand Dollars State,
County And School Tax
Only $7,000 Collected
Out of a total of about $67,000
state, county and school tax, Tax
Collecter J. P. Maddox had col
lected only about $7,000 up to the
first of this week. This would
indicate that taxpayers are deci
dedly backward in squaring their
accounts with the tax man this
Mr. Maddox gives notice this
week that he will, acting under
instructions from Comptroller
General Wright, close the books
on Dec. 20, the date fixed by law.
This means that he will have to
collect $60,000 in less than 20
days, provided, of course, that
evrybody pays up by the time the
books close. That will be turn
ing money into the public coffers
at a brisk rate.
Mr. Maddox is, of course, anx
ious to wind up the year’s busi
ness in the time allowed by law.
There are a great many coun
ty warrants outstanding, all of
which are drawing interest, and
Treasurer Clarx would like to
pay these off as fast as possible
and save the county interest.
Any person desiring to settle
up with the state and county for
1915 taxes can find Mr. Maddox
in the court house ready and wil
ling to write a receipt.
and W. W. Wilson.
Surviving Mrs. Brady are three
daughters, Mrs. H. T. Barksdale,
of Atlanta, Mrs. T. W. Hines
and Miss Fannie Brady, of Ma
con; two sons, Messrs. John W.
Brady and M. T. Brady, of At
lanta; two brothers, Messrs. Dave
Moore, Jenkinsburg, and Clem
Moore, Dallas, Texas; three sis
ters, Mrs. Ida Watkins, Mrs. Su
san Barnes, Jackson, and Mrs.
Joe Williamson, Lumpkin, Ga.
NEW MOTOR LAW
Motor Vehicles to Pay as
Per Horse Power j
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1
New Law Expected to
Raise Considerable Rev
Tax on Automobiles
There is general local inter
est in the new auto law which
the legislature passed just befoie
adjourning. The main provis
ions of the law are as follows:
Under the old law all motor
propelled vehicles were required
to pay five dollars a year for li
cense and registration.
The schedule of license fees,
which go into effect with the is
suance of the 1916 tags, follows:
Automobiles not exceeding 25
horse power, $3.
Automobiles of between twen
ty-five and forty horse power. $3.
Automobiles exceeding forty
horse power, $5.
Electric motor vehicles for
mercial motor vehicle or truck;
up to one ton capacity, $3; up to
three-tons capacity, $4; up to
five-tons capacity, $5, and over
five-tons capacity, $6.
Provision is made for a special
license for dealers. They must
pav $lO for such a license, after
which they can obtain a dupli
cate number for demonstration
purposes at $1 each.
Numbers destroyed or stolen
may be duplicated by proof of
such loss to the secretary of the
state and the payment of a fee
of $1 to cover cost of anew li
A number already on a used
car sold may be transferred to
the purchaser upon the sale or
exchange of the car by register
ing the name of the purchaser in
the office of the secretary of
state and the payment of a reg
istration fee of 50 cents.
who hire out their services—are
required to pay a fee of $2 and
obtain a badge which they must
wear conspicuously displayed on
their person. Such chauffers
must be over sixteen years of age
and of sober habits.
A machine or chauffer who
registers after August 1 of any
year is required to pay but one
half of the fees required for a
full year’s registration.
The minister, Rev. I. H. Mil
ler. will preach at 11 a. m. and
7p. m. “The Gospel of Evan
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Come to each. Seats are free.
Warm, honest welcome, too.
I. H. Miller.
BUTTS COUNTY WINS IN
CANNING CLUB EXHIBIT
The following awards were
made a few days ago by Miss
Lois P. Dowdle, of Athens, as
sistant state canning club agent.
The exhibits were made at the
Harvest Festival in Atlanta,
where the Butts county exhibit
elicited much favorable comment.
First prize in General Garden
Work, Miss Ruby Singley, schol
arship to short course, State Agri
cultural College. Athens.
Fourth prize in canned fruits,
Miss Mary Willard Lewis.
Second canning club work in
state. Butts county.
PUT ON BLOCK
Valuable Property WiH Be
ON PUBLIC SALES DAY
Farm Lands, City Proper
ty And Stocks Will Be
Offered Spirited Bid
ding Likely to Be Order
A large amount of valuable
property will be so'd in Jackson
at public sales next Tuesday, De
cember 7, and a large crowd will
doubtless be on hand to make the
bidding spirited. The following
holdings have been advertised:
W. A. Watkins, administrator,
will sell 285 acres of land belong
ing to estate of E. P. Watkins;
also gin house and machinery.
J. W. Norsworthy, adminis
trator of F. S. Norsworthy, will
sell 25 acres of land and the wa
ter privileges on the property.
George Carmichael and A. W.
Lane, executors of Jas. F. Car
michael’s estate, will sell two
lots on west Third street in the
city of Jackson.
J. W. Maddox, administrator,
will sell the real estate and stocks
belonging to the estate of C. S.
The old building of the Jackson
Baptist church will be sold Tues
WORTHVILIE FARMERS TO
MEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Avery enthusiastic farmers
meeting at Worthville school
house at 3 o’clock Friday after
noon is planned by Farm Dem
onstration Agent Rice.
The movement he has on foot
is one of much interest and one
that will create more enthuasism
in the farm work and will make
the Demonstration work more
effective than ever before.
Mr. Sheelv with the Southern
rail road will give a talk on “organ
ization, a means to bigger crops.”
Cards have been sent to every
farmer in Worthville school,
Farmesr and the farmers wives
in and around the Worthville
section are urged to come.
Mr. H. P. Thomas in charge of
the school, will preside at this
Bu C U°C B o4Trr^?elL B EUbll 9 hed ISm I Consolidated July 9,1915
Primary in Less Than A
A SMALL REGISTRATION
But Little Interest Seems
to Be Manifested in 1915
Announce Rules Soon
With the municipal primary
less than a month off, there has
been an entire absence, as far as
outside appearances go, of politi
cal activity and whether or not
the city is to have a contest for
the various offices remains to be
seen. The primary willdoutless
be held just before the holidays.
Last year the election fell on the
Up to Tuesday a total of 56
voters had registered. The books
close a week from Friday. The
normal registration is between
250 and 300.
The next few days will proba
bly determine whether or not
there is to be a contest for the
city offices. A mayor, four aider
men, members of the executive
committee and members of the
school board are to be chosen. It
is the opinion of a large number
of the voters that Mayor Watkins.
Aldermen Ham, Buttrill, Settle
and Jones have served the city
most efficiently during the past
year. The public business, they
point out, has been handled eco
nomically, as a proof of which
r the reduction in the tax rate is
cited. Whether or not these gen
tlemen will offer for re-election
is not known.
The rules governing the 1915
primary will be announced in a
few days by the executive com
mittee whose members are Messrs
H. L Daughtry, H. 0. Ball. J.
M. Leach. S. P. Nichols and C.
MR. C. S. MADDOX
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Well Known Citizen Vic
tim of Cancer —Was 64
In the death of Mr. C. S. Mad
dox, of Iron Springs, which oc
curred at 4 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon. Nov. 24, Butts county
lost one of its most sterling citi
zens. Death was due to cancer
and followed an illness of several
Mr. Maddox had attained the
age of 64 years. He was a na
tive of Butts county and belonged
to a prominent family of this sec
tion. Mr. Maddox was a mem
ber of Buiah Methodist church
and a man of character and inte
grity. He was held in general
high esteem and his death was
widely regretted. The family
have the sympathy of many
friends in their great loss.
The surviviug relatives are his
wife, who was a Miss Harper
before her marriage, six daugh
ters, Mrs. W. F. Long, Mrs. J.
E. Mote, Mrs W. E Long, Mrs.
J. N. Greer, Mrs W. M. Thomp
son and Miss Ruby Maddox; two
sons, Messrs. J. M. and T. C.
Maddox; two brothers, Messrs.
F. M. Maddox, Fiovilla, D. A.
Maddox, Pitts, Ga ; four sisters,
Mrs. E. V. Pope, Mrs. Fannie
Holloway, Mrs. Ada Nolen, all
of Butts county, and Mrs. S. H.
Malone, of Hastan, Fla.
The funeral was at Macedonia
Thursday morning at 11 o’clock,
and Rev. W. 0. Sharpe assisted
by Rev. Mr. Harper conducted