BUTTS COUNTY FAIR OCTOBER 9-14
THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44—No. 36
GOVERNOR HARRIS WILL SWEEP
BUTTS COUNTY AND THE STATE
His Nomination Seems Practically
By Balloting on Sept. 12
Tide Now Running Strong in Favor of Old Hero Gov
ernor —Reports From All Over Georgia Indicate
Harris Is Out in Front And Can’t Be Headed—His
Supporters in Butts County Confident of Victory
Every indication now points to
the fact that Governor Nat Harris
will carry Butts county in the
primary of Sept. 12. He has been
gaining surely, steadily and per
ceptibly of late, and well inform
ed politicians believe that Butts
county will be found in the Har
ris column by a safe majority.
race has, for some time,
been between Governor Harris
and Hugh Dorsey. The Govern
or won many votes by his speech
in Jackson. His friends are hard
at work and the tide has turned
in favor of the gallant old patriot.
Mr. Dorsey's Jackson address
was. admittedly, a keen disap
pmntment to his supporters. He
greeted by perhaps the larg
est political gathering in the his
tcvy of the county. The crowd
was there ready to shake off the
roof, but never had a chance to
let off steam. It is significant
that the only cheering done was
that of his jokes. He was not at
his best, his friends say, but be
that as it may he lost votes in
Batts county. Some'declare his
speech cost him as many as two
hundred votes in this county.
jJ)r. Hardman and Col. Pottle,
both fine fellows personally and
most likeable characters, will get
but a scattering vote in Butts.
It is conceded the race here is
between Harris and Dorsey.
Two years agsp Governor Harris
received 947 votes, Dr. Hardman
210 and Randolph Anderson 56...
The most reliable information
to be obtained at this time is that
Governor Harris will win Butts
county by a safe plurality and
that he will carry enough coun
ties to insure his noinination.
Harris sentiment has gripped the
people of all sections of the state
since he has been on the stump
and authentic reports coming in
from all quarters declare he will
be nominated on Sept. 12.
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HON. N. E. HARR WHO IS A WINNER
JACKSON, GEORGIA, SEPTEMBER f, 1916
GOVERNOR HARRIS LOOKS
LIKE WINNER ALL OVER STATE
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 6—Five
more days of whirlwind finish
campaigning and then the battle
of ballots in the state election
will tell the tale of victory and
defeat for so many different can
didates that a fellow can hardly
enumerate or count them all.
On next Tuesday, September
12, the Democratic voters of
Georgia, in the white primary,
will elect a governor, state house
officials, members of the legisla
ture and congressman, and two
weeks later the convention will
be held in Madon.
In additiorf to these, they will
elect three judges to fill the new.-
ly erect ted places on the court of
appeals, for which three places
more than a dozen candidates
Of course the governor’s race
carries more interest than all the
rest, and the closer the approach
of election day the more doubt
ful the result of this contest
Throughout the state, judging
from the comments of the press
reports brought in by politicians,
Harris sentiment has been grow
ing rapidly for the last three
weeks, and the governor’s sup
porters are predicting that he
will go into the convention with
more votes than any of his oppo
Ballot This Year Is Very
MANY CLOSE CONTESTS
Polls in Butts County Will
Open at 8 O’clock And
Close at 4 —Much Inter
est in The Primary
Tuesday. September 12, is the
date of’ the white Democratic
state primary for the nomination
of Governor, Congressmen and
state house officers.
A large number of candidates
are entered for the various offices
and the present campaign has
been marked by unusual activity.
All indications point to a heavy
vote throughout the state.
The ballot this year is a long
one. Four candidates are enter
ed for Governor; fourteen for the
three new places on the Court of
Appeals, while there is opposi
tion to practically -every state
house officer. Congressman J.
W. Wise is unopposed for Con
gress in this district; likewise
Hon. W. E. H. Searcy for judge
of the Flint circuit and Hon. E.
M. Owen for Solicitor General of
the Flint circuit.
The race for Governor is crea
ting the greatest interest. The
state over the race is between
Harris and Dorsey, with the odds
in favor iff the Governor. The
prohibition element is rallying to
the Harris standard and the one
best bet is the Confederate Sol
Here in Butts county there is
the hottest kind of race for Rep
resentative with Mr. J. C. Jones
and Dr. R W. Mays as the con
tenders. Representative C. A.
Towles has withdrawn from tbe
contest. Friends of these gen
tlemen are busv and confident,
and the race promises to be a
In Butts county the polls open
at 8 o’clock a. m. and close at 4
p. m., sun time, in all precincts.
The primary will be under the
immediate supervision of the Ex
ecutive Committee. The tickets
and tally sheets will be distribu
ted this week.
The committee will meet on the
13 and consolidate the returns.
The county unit system governs
Remember these things:
Polls open at Ba. m. and close
at 4p. m., sun time, in all pre
cincts throughout the county.
You must vote in the district
in which you reside.
The ticket is a long one—vote
HON. C. L. REDMAN ON
STUMP FOR GOV. HARRIS
Hon. Charles L. Redman, well
known attorney and effective pub
lic speaker, has taken the stump
for Governor Nat Harris. He
delivered two addresses in Car
roll county Wednesday.
Whether making a plea before
a jury or addressing a political
gathering on the hustings, Cos!.
Redman is a rattling good speak
er, enthusiastic, forceful, con
vincing. He is a valuable addi
tion to the list of Harris speak
ers and the good results of his
work will be seen when the bal
lots are counted and the Harris
triumph becomes a landslide.
ACTIVE PREPARATIONS BEING
MADE FOR BUTTS COUNTY FAIR
Young Aeroplane Company to
Make Daily Flights For Three Days
Finishing Work Being Made'to Big Building on Fair
Grounds —Electric Lights Will Soon Be Installed —
Many Exhibitors Getting Ready to Make Attrac
tive Displays —Real Work Begins on Fair Project
CLERKS ARE GRATEFUL
FOR THE HALF HOLIDAY
We desire to thank the em
ployers and business men of
Jackson for granting a half holi
day during the summer months.
We feel that we were greatly
helped and benefited by this half
Wednesday holiday, and we wish
to assure these public-spirited
business men that we genuinely
appreciate their liberality. Each
of us pledge to our respective
employers our very best efforts.
The half holiday plan, we be
lieve, was an entire success and
trust that it will be made an an
nual custom in Jackson.
The Clerks and Employees
Of the City of Jackson.
BAPTIST MISSION DAY IS
Sunday, September 24, will be
a big day in the program of
Georgia Baptist?, It is State
Mission Day in the Baptist Sun
day schools of Georgia, an annual
event that crowns the Sunday
school year, and is observed
throughout the entire south.
A splendid program has been
arranged and sent out by the
Southern Baptist Sunday School
Board of Nashville, Tenn. This
program consists of suitable reci
tations, songs and demonstra
tions of modern Sunday school
work. It is right up to NOW
and promises to interest the
Baptist people of Georgia.
Last year this day was observ
ed with great success. The aim
set for the day this year is 250,-
000 pupils in the Baptist Sunday
schools of Georgia that day, and
$15,000.00 collection for State
Missions. All the Baptists and
their friends of each section are
urged to attend the Baptist Sun
day school, in town and country,
on Sunday, September 24th.
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AN ATTRACTION AT BUTTS COI N I V FAC:
Jackson Argus Established 1*73 ( •__ a <•<,
Butts County Progress Established 1882 ' Consolidated July *.
Active preparations are now
being made for the opening of
the Butts County Fair on Octo
The finishing touches are now
being made to the large building
at the fair grounds. This build
ing, of splendid design and large
capacity, will be used for a ma
jority of the exhibits. It will
house the exhibits in good shape
and give every exhibitor plenty
of room to display his products
People from all sections of the
county are getting ready to make:
exhibits at the big fair. Enough
exhibits have been promised to
insure the success of the fair.
In every wav the fair wiN bebijr
ger, better and more complete
than ever before.
Wednesday, Oct. 10. will be
Old Soldiers Day at the fcdrt
when Veterans will be admitted
to the grounds absolutely without
charge. Other special days are
being planned and every day wijf
be a big, busy day. filled with
worth while features.
The manager has signed the
Young Aeroplane Company and
there will be two flights during
three days of the fair. This in
the first time in the history, vf
the county that an aeroplane
flight has ever been arranged
and tremendous crowds are ex
There will be fireworks every
night. Tbe best shows in the
country have been signed and
there will be good clean attrac
tions for all.
City electrician Merck baa
about completed the line to the
fair grounds and soon the light
proposition will be settled.
It is just a few weeks now \m
t:l the fair gates swing open and
it is up to every booster and
friend of the fair to get busy
a id make the Butts C >unty Fair
the biggest, best county lair in