THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARCUS
Vol 43—No. 50
i CITY POLITICS
Two Candidates in Race
REGISTRATION IS BRISK
Mayor Watkins And Old
Aldermen Offer For Re-
Election —Contest Stirs
up Lively Interest
The opening gun in the 1915
city primary was fired Monday
when Hon. J. Threatt Moore an
nounced for mayor. He states
he is running on a platform of
economy, and that he is not con
trolled by any influence other than
a desire to serve the city to the
best of his ability. Mr. Moore’s
announcement was in the form
Another circular was issued
Tuesday containing the announc
ment for re-election of the pres
ent mayor and aldermen. The
friends of the old officers are be
hind their candidacy, and it is
presumed all these gentlemen
will make the race. They will
run on their record for the past
year, reduction in the tax rate,
street work, economy and effi
ciency in every city department.
At this time it is not known if
Mr. Moore will have an alderman
ic ticket or whether he will make
the race alone. Col. Moore has
\een city attorney for the past
Registration has picked up at
a rapid rate for the past few days
and by the time the books close
Friday afternoon it is likely the
registration will be up to normal.
“DISTRICT ATTORNEY” AT
AUDITORIUM FRIDAY NIGHT
Under the auspices of the Jack
son Dramatic Club, the three-act
comedy-drama, ‘ ‘The District At
torney/’ will be presented at the
auditorium Friday evening, be
ginning at 8 o’clock. This play,
it is stated, will be the very best
yet given by this club, whose
members include some of the best
talent in the city.
4 District Attorney”
abounds in comedy, pathos and
humorous situations. There is
not a dull moment in the entire
production. The cast is an un-
u sally strong one and the acting
is all that could be desired.
Mrs. L. L. O’Kelly has charge
of the play, and this is a sufficient
guarantee that the production
will be up to the standard. Ad
mission has been fixed at 15 and
25 cents and a liberal patronage
will no doubt be accorded the
MR. EDGAR SMITH DIED
AT INDIAN SPRINGS SUNDAY
The death of Mr. Edgar Smith,
age 75, of Weston. W. Va., occur
red at Indian Springs Sunday
afternoon at 5 o’clock. Mr. Smith
had been it Indian Springs about
two months, having gone there
for his health. Some time ago he
fell and fractured his hip and
these injuries were the immediate
cause of death,
Mr. Smith, who is survived by
a son and daughter, of Weston,
W. Va., was a prominent business
man of his section. The body
was shipped to his home town
Monday for funeral and inter
Mr. F. S. Etheridge Takes
TIMELY TOPICS DISCUSSED
Storage Warehouses, Crop
Diversification And Mar
keting of Cotton Gradu
ally Were Considered
Mr. F. S. Etheridge, president
of the Georgia Bankers’ associa
tion. left Saturday for New Or
leans to attend the second confer
ence of Cotton States bankers,
Monday and Tuesday.
Among the important matters
before the meeting was the erec
tion of adequate storage ware
houses and the safeguarding of
warehouse receipts so that cotton
may be marketed gradually in
stead of being forced on sale
during a few months in the fall.
Diversification of crops was
another question to be considered.
Discussson of the best method
of preventing the ravages of the
boll weevil was also held.
The bankers also warned farm
ers in the cotton belt against
planting too large an acreage in
cotton next year.
Georgia sent a strong delega
tion to this meeting in, the party,
besides Mr. Etheridge, being
several of the best ktiown bank
ers in the state.
MAIL CHRISTMAS PACKAGES
EARLY. URGES POST MASTER
To avoid the rush of mailing
Christmas packages, the post of
fice requests that parcels be
mailed as early as possible It is
pointed out that packages should
be mailed at least two weeks be
fore the holidays to receive the
best attention. The awful rush
and confusion of mailing holiday
parcels will start soon and early
shoppers with Uncle Sam will
find that they will de well repaid
for the forethought.
Packages should be plainly la
beled and securely wrapped. The
post office officials will appreciate
the early mailing of parcels, so
that they can handle the heavy
mail just before and right after
It pays to shop early, even with
JACKSON, GEORGIA, DECEMBER 10, 1915
IN W. 6 L. DEPT.
Five Per Cent Discount
NOW 25 PER CENT OFF
Water And Light Depart
ment of Jackson Well
Saving to Consumers
At the meeting of Council Mon
day night it was voted to reduce
the discount on water and lights
another five per cent, making a
total discount to consumers of
25 per cent. This will effect quite
a saving to the people of the city.
For instance, a consumer who
is charged SI.OO for water and
$1.50 for lights, per month, has
to pay only 75 cents for water
and $1.12 for water.
The water and light depart
ment has been earning a hand
some profit for the past several
years. The total expenses, in
cluding the $416.66, average,
paid the Central Georgia Power
Company and the salary of the
superintendent and engineer,
are S6OO and the total receipts
between SBOO and S9OO, monthly.
Thus the annual profits to the
city amount to about $3,000.
The profits from the water and
light department are used in ad
ditional improvements, such as
new filters, extensions, etc. It
is hoped to install a white way
in the next few months.
The water and light depart
ment of Jackson is one of the
best in the entire country and is
conducted most efficiently.
LARGE CROWD AT
Fair Prices Realized For
REAL ESTATE ON BLOCK
Bank Stock Brings Par at
Property Shared Atten
tion With Real Estate
A considerable amount of real
estate and personal property was
sold here Tuesday at public sale,
a large crowd attending and fair
prices being obtained.
Mr. J. W. Maddox, admistra
tor of C. S. Maddox’s estate, sold
21 acres of land in the 613th dis
trict to A. C. Maddox for SBS.
A vacant lot on Mulberry street
went to A. C. Maddox for $220.
A lot in Harkness Heights was
bought by C. M. Kimbell for $l5O.
Five shares of Jackson National
Bank stock went to A. C. Mad
dox for SSOO, and D. F. Maddox
bought five shares of the same
stock for SSOO. Two shares of
Jackson Ban/cing Company stock
was purchased by A. C. Maddox
for S2OO. Nine shares of Jack
son Mercantile Company stock
was bought by W. H. Phinazee
NOMINATIONS TO BE
MADE BY WARD VOTE
City Primary Will Be Held
on Tuesday, December 28
Tuesday, December 28, is the
date of the city primary. The
following rules, adopted Monday
night by the executive commit
tee will govern the 1915 primary:
Pursuant to a call of the chair
man, the Executive Committee
of the City of Jackson met Dec.
6, 1915, and adopted the follow
1. Thai a white primary elec
tion be held in said city on Dec.
28, 1915, at the place of holding
elections for Mayor and Council
men in said city, for the purpose
of nominating a mayor and four
councilmen to serve said city for
the year 1916, and a school trus
tee and a member of the execu
tive committee for the said city,
from the city at large, and one
school trustee and one member
of the executive committee for
each of the respective wards in
said city, to succeed those whose
terms expire in January, 1916.
2. That each person who de
sires to become a candidate in
said primary election for mayor
shall register his name with the
secretary of this committee on or
before Dec. 21, and Day to the
secretary of this committee $5.00
and each person who desires to
be a candidate for councilman
shall pay to the secretary $3.00
and register his name on or be
fore the 21st day of Dec. 1915.
Said assessment is made to de
fray the expense of said primary
3. That a school trustee and
a member of the executive com
mittee shall be nominated to
serve from the city at large for
the year 1916 in the same manner
as the mayor; and one from
each ward in said city to succeed
those whose terms expire in
4. That all male white persons
who have registered with the
clerk of said city and qualified
themselves to vote in the January
election for mayor and council
men shall be entitled to vote in
said primary election.
5. That, said primary shall be
held and managed under the same
rules and regulations governing
the general election for mayor
and councilmen in said city, ex
cept that the polls shali open at
8:30 a. m. and close at 4 and. m.
6. That the managers of said
election shall make a consolidated
return of the results of said pri
mary election and return the
for $95 share.
Mr. W. A. Watkins, adminis
trator, sold the real estate and
personal property belonging to
E. P. Watkins’ estate. Mr. A.
J. Roberts bid in 285 acres of land
for S2O acre.
The old Jackson Baptist church
building was knocked off to J. H.
McKibben for $205.
Mr. J. W. Norsworthy as ad
ministrator of F. S. Norsworthy,
sold 25 acres of Jand and water
power privileges to S. B. Kinard
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same to this committee on the
following day by 12 o’clock, noon,
when the result shall be declared
and published and the nominees
declared by said committee.
7. That mayor and council of
said city are hereby requested to
furnish to the managers of said
primary election a list of qualified
voters from the registration
books of said city.
8. That the names of all can
didates for mayor, councilmen,
school trustees and executive
committee shall be placed on the
official ticket to be prepared and
printed by the said executive
committee and all candidates for
mayor, one school trustee and ft
member of the executive commit
tee, from the city at large, shall
be elected by the qualified voters
of the City of Jackson and the
candidate receiving the largest
number of votes cast in the en
tire city shall be declared i.::
nominee; and candidates for coun
cilmen, school trustees and exec
utive committee shall be elected
by the qualified voters of the re
spective wards and the candidate
receiving the largest number of
votes cast in his ward shall be
declared the nominee.
9. That the chairman of the
committee shall appoint the man
agers of the said primary election
so as to have each set of candi
dates represented in the manage
ment of the said primary election.
10. That all announcements for
mayor and councilmen must be
made voluntarily and under the
signature of the person announc
ing. Any candidate for any of
fice guilty of using any undue
methods for the purpose of con
trolling votes shall be stricken
from the list whenever such facts
are made known to the committee.
H. L. Daughtry, Chr.
S. P. Nichols, Sec.
PYTHIAN KNI6HTS ELECT
OFFICERS FOB TERM
Mr. H. M. Moore was elected
Chancellor Commander of Jack
son lodge No. 131, Knights of
Pythias, at the meeting Thursday
night. Mr. Moore has been an
enthusiastic member of the order
for several years and his election
is a token of the esteem in which
he is held by the membership of
the local lodge.
The officers include.
H. M. Moore-C. C.
C. E. McMichael—V. C.
W. E. Merck —Prelate.
H. J. Miller—M. W.
V. W. Fretwell—K. R. &S.
S. P. Nichols— M. F.
J. H. Ham—M. Ex.
E. G. Rudisil—M. A.
W. O. Perrit —I. G.
H. G. Knott—o. G.
J. P. Etheridge—Trustee, three
A. R. Conner—District Grand
The officers thus elected will be
installed some time later, prob
ably the first meeting in January.