THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44 —No- 40
THIRD ANNUAL SESSION BUTTS
COUNTY FAIR OPENS OCT. 10
T -Big Week of Entertainment And
Amusement For Ali The People
Large Attendance Is Assured Whole Week —Displays
Will Be Many And Varied—High Class Attract
ions Secured—Aeroplane Flight Daily And Fire
works Every Night—Many Big Features For Fair
Everything is being rapidly put
in readiness for the third annual
session of the Butts County Fair.,
which begins here Tuesday, Get.
10 and lasts for four days, clos
ing at midnight Friday, Oct. 13.
From the point of interest, at
tendance and number and variety
mj; exhibits, -this promises to be
the most successful fair ever held
in Butts.eonnty. The local fair
will also rank wiih the best coun
ty fairs in the country.
A great many farmers will
have exhibits of agricultural pro
ducts and live stock and the dis
plays of fanay work and needle
icraft in the 'Woman’s Depart
ment, the products of the Corn
tjjhib and Canning Club members
•will be worth going miles to see.
Premiums aracunting to be
tween S6OO and ;isß9o are offered
in the various departments. Ev
ery premium wall he paid in cash
The official premium list and
are being published this
A number of high -class shows
and concessions a-re booked and
will be a live midway. The
aeroplane flights, which will be
given twice daily, will be one of
the drawing cards of the fair.
This feature will attract people
for miles around.
The fireworks display has al
ready arrived and will be install
ed in time for the big show.
The shows will begin to -arrive
Sunday and wall be set up Mon
The automobile tour Friday af
ternoon, when a number of cities
this section will be visited and
literature about the fair distribu
ted, will wind up a successful and
effective advertising campaign.
A large number of cars are ex
pected to go on this boosting trip.
The automobile parade Tues
day has aroused wide interest,
and cars from far and near will
be in line. The parade will be
principal streets of Jack
son, beginning at 10:30, and will
end at the fair grounds at 11:30.
Mr. S. H. Mays will act as mar-
of the parade.
Entrance to the fair grounds
will be by the west gate and exit
will be through the east gate.
Stores attracively decorated in
bunting and flags add a touch of
color and act as a stimulus to the
fair spirit. Everybody is reques
ted t r decorate for the fair.
A big* week of frolic and fun,
of education and amusement is
ahead and everybody and the
ctnldren are coming to Jackson
to the Butts outiniy mil 1 QciOloir
10 to 13.
lanl7 C KSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 6, 1916
KG FREE PASSES ALLOWED
AT THE BUTTS COUNTY FAIR
Everybody Who Enters Grounds
Must Pay Admission
The officers and directors of
the Butts County Fair Associa
tion have decided not to issue any
free passes to the fair which will
open here next week. This rule
will apply to all. The officers,
managers and superintendents
will pay their admission just like
The officers desire above all
else to make the fair a financ’a 1
success. This action is in line
with the other leading fairs.
Once the gap were let down, it
would be hard to keep from an in
discriminate use of free passes.
A large number of people have
worked hard and unselfishly for
the fair and it would be hard to
say who is entitled to passes and
who is not. Therefore, it was
decided to abolish passes entirely.
It is believed this rule will meet
with the approval of the stock
h)lders and the public.
HON. J. R. SMITH TO
SPEAK AT BUTTS FAIR
Hon. J. R. Smith, former Buts
countv resident and now 7 promi
nent Atlanta merchant and cap ; -
talist, has accepted an invitation
to deliver an address at the fair
next week. His address will be
a feature of the Home Coming
Mr. Smith wires: "In accept
ing permit me thank you and
through you the Fair Association
for their very kind invitation.
Since I am privileged to select
my own subject, it will be mv
purpose to speak of a nation with
a clean and orderly house.”
The public is cordially invited
to come out and hear Mr. Smith.
JACKSON RIFLES INVITED
TO ATTEND HOME COMING
Planned to Make Military Day A
Big Event of F&ir
The Jackson Rifles, now sta
tioned at Camp Harris in Macon,
have been invited to attend the
Home Coining exercises at the
Butts County Fair. Brigadier
General Walter A. Harris, com
mander of the camp, has given
b’g permission, but the matter had
to be taken up witn the general
DEATH CALLS TO
MR. H. C. THAXTON
Prominent Young Man is
SICK ONLY SHORT TIME
His Passing Caine as Shock
to Scores of Friends —
Body lyaid to Rest Here
The deatli of Mr. 11. C. Thux
ton which occurred in Atlanta
Monday morning at 5 o’clock,
was a painful shock to his family
and hundreds of friends. Death
was caused by appendicitis for
which he underwent an operation
Mr. Thaxton was sick only a
few days. Saturday morning he
was taken to Atlanta for an op
eration in the hope of saving his
life, but the disease could not be
arrested and tle final summons
came at an early hour Monday.
The suddenness of his passing
adds to the shock.
Mr. Thaxton was a splendid
young man, popular with his as
sociates. honest, ambitious and a
hard worker. A native of Butts
county and 31 years of age, Mr.
Thaxton had held a number of
responsible positions. He for
merly worked on Jackson papers
as a printer, was with Etheridge,
Smith & Company for several
seasons, was later a traveling
salesman and until stricken with
his final illness was manager of
Smith & Company’s store at Pep
perton. A young man of sterling
worth and fine character, Mr.
Thaxton’s untimely death will be
He is survived by his wife, who
was Miss Blanche Barnes before
her marriage; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Thaxton and
five sisters, Misses Maude, Es
telle, Kate, Effie and Jewell Thax
ton, of Atlanta; two brothers,
Messrs. R. R. Thaxton. of Jack
son, and M. F. Thaxton, of Mon
The body was brought to Jack
son Monday night and the funer
al was held at 2 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon from the First Baptist
church. Dr. Robert VanDeven
ter conducted the service. The
funeral was largely attended and
many beautiful floral offerings
attested the esteem in which the
deceased was held. Interment
was in the City Cemetery.
commanding department of the
East, Governors Island. N. Y.
His answer is now being awaited.
The military feature of Horne
Coming day will be quite an at
traction and it is hoped the au
thorities in command will give
their permission for the Jackson
Rifles to attend the fair.
Death of Infant
The eleven-months-old infant
of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Jenkins,
of near Cork, died Monday after
noon and the funeral was held at
Sandy Creek at 3 o’clock Tues
day afternoon. Rev. W. 0 Sharp
c .nducted the service and inter
n ent was in the Sandy Creek
RULES GOVERNING BUTTS
COUNTY FAIR ANNOUNCED
Premium List Contains Valuable
Prizes For Butts County Citizens
Space and entries free, unless otherwise
specified in rules governing certain depart
Entry blanks may be had on application to
Except as otherwise provided for by spo*
cial rules governing certain departments, all
exhibits MUST be in place and fully installed
by 6 o’clock P. M., Monday. October 9, other
wise they Will receive no attention from
aw a i din g corn mi t tees.
The Fair will open at ten o’clock A. M.,
Tuesday. October 10, and will close at mid
night. Friday, October 13, 1916. After the
opening day the gates will he opened at 8
A. M. and remain open until 12 P. M. daily.
All exhibits entered for competition shall
be subject to the control of the Superinten
dent pf the Department in which they are
Exhibition will be confined to Butts county.
The Association does everything it can to
protect exhibits, but in no case will it be re
sponsible for loss or damage that may occur to
Under no circumstances will any freight or
express charges be paid by the association.
Exhibitors may sell at their respective
stands any article displayed, to be delivered
to the purchaser at the close of the Fair.
If it is ascertained that an exhibitor has
made or caused to be made, a false statement
in regard to any animal or article exhibited,
or if anv exhibitor shall attemp to interfere
with the judges in the performance of their
duties he shall be excluded from competition
or from exhibiting on the grounds of the As
The management reserves the right to de
cline any entry.
Unless otherwise specified in rules govern
ing certain departments, all entries close on
Monday, October 9, 1916.
Intending exhibitors shall write plainly on
the entry blanks the Department and number
of the prize offered for the article they wish
to enter, using the exact wording of the pre
mium list, and must give their post office ad
Exhibitors will save themselves and the of
fice force of the Association much time by
attending to these directions, and preparing
their blanks before proceeding to make
Unless otherwise specified in rules govern
ing departments, articles must be on the
grounds by Monday, October 9, and shall not
be removed before Friday, October, 13.
Exhibitors are urged to file their applica
tions for space with the Secretary as early as
No one will be allowed to act as judge in a
depaitment or ring in which he exhibits.
No premium will be awarded when the ex
hibit is unworthy, though there be no compe
Premiums will not be paid according to rib
bons, but by awards shown in the judges
book, and the judges record shall be final.
Should doubt arise as to the regularity of
an entry, or any other important matter,
which the judge feels incompetent to decide,
he shall at once report same to the Superin
tendent of the Department, who shall in turn
bring the matter to the attention of the Gen
Judges are instructed that if they shall
have good reasons to believe that any exhib
itor, by false entry or otherwise, attempts to
deceive the judges or the public, and obtain a
premium by misrepresentation, they shall re
port the fact at once to the Superintendent of
the Department, who shall report the matter
at once to the General Manager for action by
The decisions of awarding judges shall he
final and no appeal shall !c j con-Merer! except
in cases of protest.
Jackson Argus Established 187 J (
Butts County Progress Established IWU
Consolidated July 9. 191.