THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
BUTTS COUNTY TO FITTINGLY
HONOR SOUTH’S HEROIC DEAD
Daughters of the Confederacy
Arrange A Splendid Program
Hon. W. C. Wright Will Pay Tribute to the Men Who
Wore the Gray—U. D. C. Will Serve Dinner to
the Veterans—Jackson Rifles, Boy Scouts And the
School Children to March in Parade to Cemetery
The Hon. W. C. Wright, of
Newnan, prominent attorney and
former chairmah of the state ex
ecutive committee, has been se
lected to deliver the Memorial
Day address in Jackson. His ad
dress is expected to be one of
considerable interest and will be
a leading feature of the day.
Memorial Day will be observed
in a fitting and patriotic manner
in Jackson this year. The plans
are in charge of the Daughters
of the Confederacy. As usual,
the parade will form on the court
house lawn and headed by the
Jackson Rifles, Boy Scouts and
school children, the veterans .and
members of the U. D. C. chapter
will proceed to the City Cemetery
and decorate the graves of fallen
soldiers. Returning up-town the
crowd will assemble in the court
house to listen to the address of
the day. Immediately following
the speaking the veterans will be
served dinner by the ladies of the
Following is the complete pro
Prayer, Rev. Olin King.
“Song of the Ages,” Mrs. W.
Introduction of orator, Col. H.
Address, Hon. W. C. Wright.
New Dixie, Mrs. W. L. Ether
Delivery of Crosses of Honor
and Essay Medal, President U.
Dixie, School Children.
Benediction, Rev. I. H. Miller.
LOUISIANA TO OBSERVE
TICK ERADICATION DAY
Washington, D. C., April 19.
Tick Eradication Day will be cel
ebrated in all the public schools
of Louisiana on Thursday, April
20. Governor Hall has issued a
proclamation naming this day for
the celebration and the state su
perintendent of education has di
rected that every teacher devote
one hour on that day to explain
ing the subject of tick eradica
tion to the pupils in his class.
For the information of teachers,
the state sanitary Livestock board
has issued 120,000 circulars which
the superintendent of education
is distributing. In these circu
lars 12 brief reasons are given
why Louisiana should eradicate
ticks without delay. It is estima
ted that in this way about 400,000
school children will learn some
thing of the importance of get
ting rid of the tick.
Banks to Close For
Memorial Day, the 26
On account of Memorial Day,
Wednesday, April 26, the banks
in Jackson will be closed.
BUTTS TO FIGHT
THE CATTLE TICK
State Inspector Here to
GRAND JURY FAVORED IT
Dipping Vats to Be Built
as Early as Convenient-
State Will Co-Operate in
State Cattle Inspector W. H.
Jones, with headquarters at
Thomasville and acting under the
State Veterinarian, Dr. Peter F.
BahnSen, arrived in Jackson this
week to superintend the construc
tion of dipping vats and start the
campaign for the eradication of
the cattle tick in Butts countv.
Mr. Jones will be here for a week
or ten days and will help to get
the work organized and on foot
before he leaves.
The February grand jury, it
will be recalled, recommended
that Butts county exterminate
the cattle tick as early as practi
cable. Consequently Commis
sioner of Roads and Revenues J.
O. Gaston took the matter up
with the proper authorities and
the campaign againstthis destruc
tive menace to the cattle indus
try is now under way.
The county will have the co-op
eration of the state and federal
authorities in this work. Dip
ping vats will be built at the most
convenient centers and the pesky
tick will be treated with an ar
senical solution until the county
is tick free and the quarantine
For several years now a num
ber of private dipping vats have
been in operation and the people
as a whole are familiar with the
work. With the proper co-opera
tion, with everybody pulKng to
gether. it will be a comparatively
easy matter to eradicate the cat
tle tick in Butts county. Tick
free and the quarantine lifted,
Butts county will make rapid and
substantial progress in the live
An Easter sermon and sacri
rnental meeting at 11 a. m.
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m. You
are cordially invited. A warm
welcome to all well disposed,
I. H. MILLER.
JACKSON, GEORGIA, APRIL 21, 1916
BUTTS TO HAVE
AN EARLY FAIR
Date Was Moved up Two
ACTION TAKEN SATURDAY
The Butts County Fair to
Be Held in Middle
Butts county will have the ear
liest fair —and the best fair—in
Middle Georgia. At a meeting of
the fair association Saturday it
was decided to move the date of
the fair up two weeks and the re
vised dates are October 10 to 13,
inclusive. The former dates were
October 24 to 27.
There were a number of rea
sons for the change. Bv having
the fair early it is believed the
weather will be good, the atten
dance larger and besides it will
give time to get the exhibits in
shape for the state fair. Anoth
er reason was the association can
get some high class attractions on
the dates named.
The affairs of the fair are in
good condition. The building
committee has made considera
ble progress with its woyk. Some
of the buildings will be erected
within the next few days. The
athletic field has already been put
in shape and some games will be
arranged between fUst teams in
this section. %
Saturday, April 29, at 10 a. m.
another meeting will be held and
at that time developments in the
fair movement will be discussed.
By that time it is planned to have
the judges signed, the shows
booked and other matters arrang
ed. In the meantime every fair
booster is requested to keep on
the job continuously.
Oscar Willis Now Safely
Behind the Bars
KILLED SHOAT TALMADGE
Fugitive Apprehended Af
ter Long Chase —Shoot-
ing Occurred Near Here
September 18, 1915
After being at large since the
18th of September, 1915, on which
date he is alleged to have mur
dered Shoat Talmadge, colored,
Oscar Willis, a negro, is now in
the Butts county jail. He was
arrested in Chattanooga Satur
day morning arid Sheriff L. M.
Crawford brought the black to
Jackson Monday morning arid
lodged him in j ail.
The crime with Which Willis
is charged is the murder of Shoat
Talmadge, the homicide having
occurred on the night of Sept. 18
of last vear. The killing took
place at a frolic near Jackson and
Willis is to have shot on
slight provocation and the crime
SCHOOLS WILL HAVE FIELD
DAY EXERCISES HERE ON 26
Attractive Prizes Offered by
Public Spirited Business Men
Athletic Events to Be Held Wednesday Afternoon on
Court House Lawn —Many Contestants Expec
ted to Enter —All Schools Eligible to Enter Teams
in Field Day Sports—Keen Rivalry Manifested
Convention at Ft. Valley
AN ENJOYABLE PROGRAM
Several Good Addresses
cue And Banquet Feat
ures of Entertainment
The meeting of Group Five of
the Georgia Bankers’ Association,
held at Fort Valley Wednesday,
was a most interesting, profita
ble and enjoyable occasion. A
majority oi‘ the 116 banks em
braced in group five sent dele
gates, and the following strong
program was rendered:
Meeting called to order by
Chairman J. H. Arnall, cashier
Tennille Banking Company.
Invocation—Dr. W. S. Dorsett,
pastor First Baptist church of
Address of welcome—Prof.
Ralph Newton, superintendent of
Fort Valley schools.
Response—H. T. Powell, pres
ident Macon Savings Bank.
Talk —“The Broadening View”
by G. Gunby Jordan, of Columbus.
Address—“ Better Men for the
Bank,” Geo. E. Allen, education
al director American Institute of
Banking, New York.
Address--F. S. Etheridge, pres
ident Georgia Bankers’ Associa
Talk—“ How to Make the Col
lection Department Profitable,”
T. M. Cook, cashier the Bank of
Address—“ Opportunities for
Aiding Agriculturists,” Benj. W.
Open discussion by members.
Election of officers.
Auto ride through Georgia’s
famous peach orchards.
Banquet, Hotel Winona at 8:00
o’clock p. m. y
Among those from Jackson who
attended the meeting were M essrs.
F. S. Etheridge, J. H. Carmi
chael, R. P. Sasnett, J. B. Car
michael, J. W. Brown and W.
was a shocking arid brutal one.
Talmadge was in the employ of
Sheriff Crawford at the time he
Following the shooting, Willis
made his escape and lias succeed
ed in eluding the officers until
last week. Officers here are nat
urally glad that the long chase
has end and and that the alleged
murderer is behind the bars. He
waived extradition and Sheriff
Crawford was thus enabled to
bring him to Jackson without de
Willis will be arraigned on a
charge of murder at the August
term of Butts superior court.
Jackson Argus Established 1873 j r. ncA iiJ o<<w j i..i v o iqtk
Butts County Progress Established 1882 Consolidated July , 1915
The schools of Butts county
will have a track meet and field
day exercises in Jackoon next
Wednesday afternoon. April 26.
As this is the first event of the
kind ever held here there is live
ly interest manifested.
The exercises will be held on
the streets and around the court
house square, beginning at 1 p.
m. Entries close at 10 a. m. the
26, and contestants will meet in
Mr. Mallet’s office at 12:45 and
be ready to march on the field.
Teachers throughout the coupty
are requested to enter as many
pupils in the various events as
possible in order that the occa
sion prove an unqualified success.
With their customary and com
mendable generosity the public
spirited business men and mer
chants of Jackson have donated
a number of substantial prizes to
Following is the program:
1. 100 yiinl (lush for boys 14 and
over, first prize cash sl;second, 60c soda
water ticket donated by Owl Pharmacy
2. 100 yard dash for boys up to 14,
first prize pair tennisshoes donated by
Ktheridge, Smith & Cos.; second, tie do
nated by Ham & Carter Cos.
!?. 220 yard dash boys 14 and over,
first prize year’s subscription to The
Progress-Argus; second, mdse donated
by Carrnichael-Mallet Cos.
4. 220 yard dash boys up to 14, first
prize pair tennis shoes donated by the
Fair Store; second, mdse donated by
Paul Nolen & Cos.
5. Chinning the pole boys 11 and
over, first prize $1 donated by Hugh
Mallet; second, soap donated by J. A.
0. Chinning the pole boys up to 14,
first prize pair socks donated by Jack
son Mercantile Cos.; second, 50c soda
water ticket donated by Slaton Drug
7. Standing high jump boys 14 and
over, baseball bat.donated by Demp
sey Hardware Cos.
S. Standing high jump boys up to
14, cap donated by J. Arenson.
0. Running broad jump boys 14 and
over, 5 pounds candy donated by the
10. Running broad jump boys up to
14, 50c soda water lickct donated by
H. Running high jump boys 14 and
over, cash Is.
12. Running high jump boys up to
11, cash 75c.
13. Hack race boys 14 and over, cash
14. Cracker race boys under 14, cash
15. Htanding broad jump boys 14
and over, cash 50 cents.
16. Htanding broad jump boys un
der 14, cash 50 cents.
17. Relay race boys 14 and over,
cash 50 cents.
18. Relay race boys under 14, cash
10. Pillow tournament boys 14 and
over, cash 50 cents.
Seventy-six out of eighty-seven
cases of typhoid fever which oc
curred in a recent outbreak have
been traced by the United States
Public Health Service to infected
milk. Had the first cases been
reported to a trained health officer
the outbreak could have been
stamped out promptly. When
will we learn that disease pre
vention is sure and cheap?