THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44—No. 41
BUTTS COimiTr'mn 13
DRAWING LARGE CROWDS
Good Collection of Shows
Afford Amusement For All
Exhibits Judged Tuesday And Wednesday But Win
ners Cannot Be Published Until Next Week —All
Shows Will Remain Open Through Saturday
Night—Fair Proving Success in Every Way
Butts county is in the midst of
its greatest fair this week.
The crowds have been large
and the attendance will establish
The exhibits, in part, were
judged Tuesday, and the remain
der of the displays were judged
Wednesday. It is impossible to
announce all the winners in this
issue, but the full list of prize
winners will be announced next
A splendid collection of shows
are on the grounds and the peo
ple as a whole seem to be pleased
with the attractions. The mid
way would do credit to a much
On account of engine trouble
Aviator Monte Rolfe was unable
to make a flight Tuesday. Later
in the week he entertained the
crowds with his stunts in the air.
A popular feature of the fair is
the fireworks display at night.
Another drawing card is the
high diving act. The high div
ing act, the aeroplane flights and
the fireworks display are free to
the public, the fair association
ihaving gone to considerable ex
pense to provide the best possi
Wednesday was Confederate
Veterans Day and a large num
ber of soldiers were out to see
the attractions as guests of the
Thursday was old Fiddlers
Convention, when a large num
ber of entries were registered
and rare entertainment provided
for the visitors.
Friday is Colored Folks Day.
There will be no gate admis
sion Saturday but the shows will
be open through Saturday night.
AROUND THE WORLD
Large quantities of Virginia
tobacco are exported to Ber
There has not been a case of
yellow fever in the United
States since 1905.
A small electric railroad has
been constructed in one of the
sewers of Paris.
More than 23,000 women are
employed in the hardware in
dustry in England.
Turkish women of the ad
vanced class now discard their
veils when they receive guests.
Brazil owes Its profitable cof
fee industry to a monk who
planted two seeds in a monas
tery garden in 1754.
A peculiar feature of the rainy
season in Cuba is thrit - the down
pours always come in the after
JACKSON, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 13, 1916
Japan has 400 hydroelectric
Nova Scotia employs 16,629
France employs 109,300 wom
en in munition factories.
English colonies total 13,002,-
321 square miles in area.
World’s turpentine output is
25,000,000 gallons yearly.
Delaware college has. this
year received $1,000,000 in gifts.
Oregon last year marketed
36,000 pounds of cascara bark
Chile’s national forests cover
about 7,000,000 acres of land.
Spain annually plants about
19,800 acres in peanuts and
raises more of them than any
other European country.
PROPULSION BY HAND POWER
Ingenious Citizen of Far West Not
Bothered by Cost of Gasoline—
Uses Novel Device.
When a certain ingenious citizen of
the far West goes for a jaunt with
his little canoe he forgets all nbout
the rising cost of gasoline and engine
trouble and propels himself up and
down stream with a hand and foot
operated bout of his own construc
Hand levers are connected with a
crank which carries a gear, and this
meshes with another gear which drives
the propeller shaft.
Pedal cranks are connected with the
same crank which is operated by hand
levers, so that the boat can be driven
by foot ns well as by hand power. In
this way the operator can use either
one hand or two hands or both feet
alone, or both hands and feet togeth
er. The apparatus weighs about forty
NOW HAVE AERIAL INSURANCE
German Company Issues Policies Cov
ering Damage to Property Caused
by Bombs From Airships.
A German Insurance company has
organized a department of aerial insur
ance. This company is issuing policies
covering damage to all property, real
or movable, caused by explosive bodies
or other objects thrown or falling from
flying machines or caused by airships
or aeroplanes themselves in making
voluntary or involuntary landings, or
parts thereof falling from them. The
policies, however, make no provision
for injury to or loss of life. It is said
that numerous air raids over German
cities and towns near the battle fronts,
particularly in the West, have caused
a demand for such policies.
On the Lord's Side.
“Mother, what makes Mr. Porter
make such long prayers?” complained
“Why, Nettie, I’m astonished. Mr.
Porter was talking to the Lord, and
it was your place to listen respect
“But, mother, the Lord must know
all that —he has said it over and over
so many tim°”
Sacred Harp Singing
The annual Sacred Harp sing
ing will convene at Sandy Creek
the third Sunday in October. Ail
lovers of music are invited to at
tend and bring well fined bask
MR. J. H. HASKINS
PASSES TO BEYOND
After an illness of several
years, Mr. J. H. Haskins passed
away at his home in Jackson
Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
He had been critically ill for
many weeks and his death was
Mr. Haskins formerly resided
at Fort Gaines and was a mem
ber of a well known Georgia
family. He is survived by his
wife, who was Miss Janie Duke
before her marriage; one daugh
ter, Miss Helen Haskins, who is
attending school at Meridian,
Miss.; several brothers and sis
ters who reside in South Georgia.
The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock, the ser
vice at the grave being conduct
ed by Dr. Robert VanDeventer.
Interment was in the Citv Cem
Among those from out of town
who attended the funeral were
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Carmichael,
of Monroe, Mr. H. B. Duke, of
Cochran, Miss Annie Duke, of
COPPER IS ALASKA’S STAPLE
Shipments of Metal to United States
Now Run Far Ahead of Canned
Salmon and Gold.
Sales made by Alaska to the United
States in the fiscal year If>lo aggre
gated nearly $50,000,000, according to
a report on the Imports from Alaska
for that period, just issued by the bu
reau of foreign and domestic com
merce of the department of commerce.
No longer do salmon and gold occupy
the first places among Alaska’s export
staples, having given way to the ex
port of copper, which In the present
fiscal year hud a total value of $20,-
488,000, compared with $5,182,000 in
1915, and $3,876,000 in 1914.
Ripe Fruits and Their Effects.
The digestibility of fruits depends
largely upon the quantity of cellulose
they contain, their number of seeds,
and their ripeness; also the fineness of
their division when reaching the stom
ach. Peach pulp forced through a
sieve or scraped apple pulp is often
easily digested when, if eaten in tin
usual way and imperfectly masticated,
it would prove a stomach irritant.
When unripe fruits are eaten their
excess of acids causes pain, colic,
diarrhea and nausea. During the
ripening of fruits their sugar Increases
while their acids decrease. Ripe fruits
act as a mild stimulant to digestion.
“Women,” remarked the scanty
haired man who had been up against
the matrimonial game for years, “are
a great incentive to manly courage.”
"What’s the answer?” queried his
friend, who was still doing a bach
“Well,” explained the other, “since
I’ve been trotting in double harness
and have had a few arguments with
my wife, the prospect of a scrap with
the toughest man in town seems like
mere child’s play to me in compari
A little two-year-old hoy was at play
on the beach. At every other step he
would stumble and fall, only to pick
himself up pluckily and try it again.
His fond mother decided the beach
must be rough, and suggested going
to another spot.
“There is no use, dear,” her husband
replied, “he would stumble over a
grnln of sand!”
A New Toy.
Mechanism sensitive to sound
waves controls the apparatus that
makes a wooden dog come out of a
kennel when called in anew and ex
A motion picture camera that use*
glass plates Instead of Aims and' also
can be used\to project' pictures has
been invented in Butope tot drhnteurs.
Shade and Fruit Trees Need
Spraying Now Against Scale
Atlanta, Ga.—lt is almost time to get
busy with the dormant season spray
ing of fruit trees, such as peach, apple,
pear and plum, which are subject to
attack by the San Jose scale. It doesn’t
make much difference to Georgia hortP
culturists where the San Jose scale
came from or how it got here; the
all-important thing with them is to
keep it down so as to protect their
trees ami fruit.
Another pest that is seriously de
structive in Georgia, and for which
the fall spraying treatment should be
used, is the “Gloomy scale” on shade
trees. There is scarcely a city or town
in Georgia but has its shade trees,
sometimes many of them, that are
gradually being killed out by this pest,
which is very much like the San Jose
The scientific name of the San Jose
is “Aspidiotus Perniciosus,” while that
of the Gloomy scale is "Aspidiotus Ob
scura.” However that may be, it is
indicative of the fact that they are
closely allied, the only practical dif
ference being that they attack dif
ferent sorts of trees. It would take
an expert entomologist to tell the
difference between the two from the
Scale Killing Many Trees
The shade trees most subject to at
tack by this scale are oaks, maples
and poplars. It is particularly severe
on maples, and in almost every in
stance, where these shade trees art
found dying throughout the state, the
cause may be traced to this insect.
There is but one remedy, but one
thing that will protect and save the
life of the tree, and that is spraying
But for effective work different
sprays must be used on the two scales.
The most effective spray for San Jose
scale is the well known commercial
lime-sulphur solution; hut (he gloomy
scale is tougher and more difficult of
penetration, and for substantial re
sults the soluble oils, such as scale
cide, must be used in proportions of
about one of oil to twelve or fifteen of
water, forming an emulsion.
The State Board of Entomology
recommends and urges both fall and
spring sprayings against both these
scales. The trees should be sprayed
in the fall after ail the leaves have
fallen, and again in the spring just
before the buds open.
It makes no difference whether one
tree, one hundred trees or one hun
dred thousand are involved, spraying
is absolutely necessary, if they are to
be protected and saved from I lie de
struetive work of these insects.
Machinery For Spraying
The proper spraying machinery Is
all-important. Assistant State Ento
mologist W. W. Chase, who has made
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cooper, Mr.
and Mrs. George Brooks and Mrs.
Saliie Brooks were the week-end
guests of relatives and friends
Mrs. Saliie, Misses Susie and
Annie Lillian Washington spent
Saturday in Jackson.
Misses Ora Belle and SaliieMae
Brooks spent Saturday night with
Miss Hattie Lou Cooper.
Miss Sarah McLendon was the
week end guest of Miss Martha
Messrs. Charlie Tingle and
Thomas Hale, Misses Florrie
Ezelle, Emmaline Hale, Misses
Mary Ridgeway and Julia Hodg
es were the guests Sunday ot’
Miss Lizzie Hale.
Messsrs. Blount McClendon, J.
B. Ezelle and Durham Taxton
were up from Camp Harris Sa:-
urday night and Sunday.
Miss Lizzie Hale honored the
young folks with a singing Sun
day afternoon which was well at
tended and highly enjoyed.
Mr. Paul Jor.es spent Saturday
night with Messrs. Walter aid
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Mrs. Mollie Evans and Miss
Lou Barron spent Sunday with
Mrs. Clyde Colwell.
Misses Annie Lillian Washing
ton and Annie Mae Thaxton din
ed with Mrs. W. W. Washington
Messrs. Smith Kimbell and
Boyd Martin were guests Sunday
of Mr. Herman Washington.
Mrs. Anna Thaxton spent Sun
day with Mrs, Evie Flynt.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Thaxton
spent Sunday with Mrs. Will
Itev. Mr. Gilbert filled his ov
ular appointment at Liberty Sat
urday ami Sunday. The mem
bers are pleased to know that he
will serve the church again i xt
Do your fall and winter trading
with home merchants. They are
a’ways willing to help in any
worthy cause and deserve your
support when you have money to
Atlanta is not a bit behind •! e
time j . She hah bedh having A
s\. ... c.,r strike 1 .
Consolidated July’V. 1915
an intimate and careful study of Uio
subject, has recently prepared sevtaral
bulletins relating to spraying, partJcu
larly for fruit trees, and these may
be had by any one interested, upon
application to the department.
For shrubs, small shade and small
fruit trees, Mr. Chase recommends th
hand compressed air sprayer, wlUcla
is slung over the shoulder. It will
serve for hedge plants and small or
chards, and the best type of complete*
outfit may be had for about $6 orsß.oQ.
But when it comes to larger shade
trees and more extensive orchards, w
different type of sprayer must be
used. The barrel sprayer which may
be mounted in a barrel, or bought sep
arately and mounted at home, will
serve for many shade trees and for
orchards up to 2,000 or 3,000 trees.
Tin- complete outfit with all accesso
ries may be hail for about s2f>.
For very large shade trees, pecan
groves and the more extensive peach,
apple and plum orchards, the gasoline*
p.iwer pump should be used. This
may be had in many sizes and at dif
f.'.ent prices. It is possible to get
a good pump and engine for about
$125, and build a tank and set up
the machinery at. home, whereas th
complete outfit, ready-made, coat.-*
from S2OO to $350.
Get The Right Materials
Care should be used in securing tbn
best grade and suitable type of nozsle.
For the small orchard 40 feet of 7-ply
hose, with extension rod of varying;
length used with the barrel pump, will
answer. For spraying peaches, shrubs,
hedge rows, etc., the “Mistry” typo
of nozzle, giving a hollow conelißr*
spray of fine mist, should he used.
For spraying shade Irees use the*
Bordeaux nozzle which throws a flat,
solid stream to a considerable height.
Orchardmen have practically aban
doned the home-made lime-sulphur
p-eparatlon, on account of difficulties
attendant upon its manufacture, in fa
vor of the commercial lime-sulphur
cuirrn'.ri.vc, which t. be !-. S !r
practically every city, and which, whet*
used according to directions, is most
effective in fhe spraying of fruit treesi
against San Jose scale.
One of the best sprays for gloomy
scale on shade trees is what is known
as “Senlecide,” a commercial, soluble
'll preparation, that has great pent*-
Ira ing finalities. This is now general
ly recommended for this purpose.
The board of entomology, upon ap
plication, will be glad to supply any
information desired with reference ta
spraying machinery, sprays, method.-*
of application, etc.
Fall spraying should be done with
in the next few weeks, and It is par
ticularly important that it be done