The Jackson progress-argus. (Jackson, Ga.) 1915-current, December 10, 1915, Image 1
THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARCUS V Vol 43—No. 50 i CITY POLITICS BECOME ACTIVE Two Candidates in Race For Mayor 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 •fa circular. 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 two years. 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 players. 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 ment. SOUTHERN BANKERS HAVE CONFERENCE Mr. F. S. Etheridge Takes Prominent Part 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 Christmas. It pays to shop early, even with Uncle Sam. JACKSON, GEORGIA, DECEMBER 10, 1915 ANOTHER SHAVE IN W. 6 L. DEPT. Five Per Cent Discount Was Added NOW 25 PER CENT OFF Water And Light Depart ment of Jackson Well Managed—An Additional 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 PUBLIC SALES Fair Prices Realized For Holdings REAL ESTATE ON BLOCK Bank Stock Brings Par at Public Outcry—Personal 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 ing resolutions: 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 election. 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 January, 1916. 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 for SBOO. Jackson Argus Established 1873 ( Butts County Progress Established 1882 s Consolidated July 9,1915 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 year term. A. R. Conner—District Grand Chancellor. The officers thus elected will be installed some time later, prob ably the first meeting in January.