THE JACKSON PROGRESS-ARGUS
Vol 44 oai M
MR. GEORGE MCDONALD
KILLED IN AUTO CRASH
Accident Occurred Saturday
Night on West Third Street
Automobile Was Eli Route to Griffin When Smash
Occurred—Mr Bryan, Other Occupant of Car,
Escaped Unhurt —Speeding May Have Caused
Tragedy—Vidfim Popular Young Man
When the automobile in which
he was a passenger hit a telephone
pole in rounding a curve at the
end of West Third street, Satur
day night at 9:30, Mr. George S.
McDonald, -aged 23, of Westmin
ter, S. C., received injuries from
which he died in a few minutes.
Mr. McDonald lived only about
half an hour after the crash up.
With Mr. Norman Bryan dri
ving, Mr. McDonald was en route
to Griffin when the accident oc
curred. The car, a large Buick,
was said to have been going at a
fast pace when the smash hap
pened. The car struck the pole
with terrific force, throwing the
occupants to the ground, bend
ing the alxeof the car and knock
ing the pole several inches.
In falling, possibly being cut
by the wind shield, Mr. McDon
ald was injured about the back
of the head. The jugular vein
was severed at the base of the
skull and death was caused by
loss of blood. After being injur
ed Mr. McDonald was able to ut
ter a few words, and though
medical assistance was hurriedly
called in all efforts to save the
life of the unfortunate young
man proved futile.
Mr. Bryan was rather severely
shaken up but was not seriously
hurt and was able to be out next
The tragic occurrence came as
a poignant shock to the entire
community. It was the worst
accident Jackson had experienced
in months and the horrible affair
is widely regretted, the family of
bhe untimely victim having the
tender sympathy of the citizens
of Jackson and community.
Mr. McDonald was a splendid
young man who had made a large
number of warm friends since
coming to Jackson to engage in
contracting with Mr. J. B. Quar
termus. He was deservedly pop
ular with his acquaintances, had
entered enthusiastically into the
activities of the city, was a mem
ber of the Jackson baseball team
and was held in very general high
Mr. McDonald is survived by
his mother, Mrs. Julia A. Mc-
Donald; four sisters, Mrs. J. E.
and Mrs. J. R. Finley,
of Westminster, S. C., Mrs. F.
M. Leeson, of Greenville, S. C.,
and Mrs. J. B. Quartermus, of
Jackson; two brothers. Messrs.
H. W. ahd J. P. McDonald, of
Westminster, S. C.
The body was taken Sunday
night to Westminster, S. C., for
funeral and interment. The pall
bearers were Messrs. George
Manley. Gus Moss, Newt Brown
lee. Marlin Spencer. Whit New-'
ton. L H. Hurt, Slaton Carmi-
JACKSON, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 3, 1916
BUTTS HAD GINNED
7,618 BALES TO OCT. 18
To Oct. 18, Butts county had
ginned 7,618 bales of cotton, as
compared with 7,377 the same
date last year.
The total for Georgia is 1,217,-
864, against 1,178.045 the corre
sponding date in 1915.
With 41,388 bales, Burke coun
ty leads the entire state in cot
PRIZES FOR MEMBERS
WHEAT AND OAT CLUB
To encourage the members of
the Butts County Boys Wheat
and Oat Club to grow more of
these great grain crops, the Butts
county fair association will offer
some substantial prizes. The
exact amount of these prizes will
be announced in the premium
list which it is planned to put out
not later than March 1, 1917.
The growing of more wheat and
oats is an important matter right
now and wheat and oat clubs will
share attention with the corn
Boys, as well as their fathers,
are urged to sow plenty of oats
and wheat, get ahead of the boll
weevil, reduce living expenses
and win a prize at the Butts
county fair next fall.
GRAND LODGE MASONS
IN ANNUAL SESSION
Judge H. M. Fletcher, Wor
shipful Master of St. Johns lodge
of Jackson, is attending the 130th
annual session of the Georgia
Grand Lodge of Masons in Macon
this week. He is a member of
the committee on jurisprudence.
Representatives are present from
Flovilla. Jenkinsburg, Stark,
Worthville and the other lodges
in the county.
The Grand Lodge voted to
raise $300,000 and convert the
Masonic home into a training
Mr. F. O. Miller, of Fort Val
ley. is the new grand master.
chael and Morris Redman.
The funeral was in Westmin
ster Monday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock from the residence of
Mr. H. W. McDonald. The ser
vice was conducted by Rev. Mr.
Lewis of the Methodist church,
and interment was in the West
MODEL 5 LINOTYPE INSTALLED
BY PROGRESS-ARGUS THIS WEEK
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The Model 5 Linotype recently
purchased by The Progress-Argue
was installed this week. The machine
was set up by Mr. John J. Cocking,
machinist on the Atlanta Journal.
Part of the type in this week’s is
sue was set up on this machine. With
in a short time it will be possible to
set all the type on the paper on this
machine in one or two days.
The Model 5 is conceded to be one
TUESDAY, NOV. 7
Official BaUot Unusually
VOTE ON AMENDMENTS
Butts Ready to Give All
Nominees Good Vote —
Woodrow Wilson Leads
The national and state election
be held Tuesday, November 7.
The ticket is one of the longest ever
seen here measuring about 30 inches.
Judge J. 11. Ham, Ordinary, has all
supply of tickets printed, and has all
the necessary blanks, tally sheets,
etc., for holding the election.
The ticket contains the names of
Woodrow Wilson for president;
Thomas R. Marshall for vice-presi
dent; fourteen presidential electors;
the names of the state house offi
cers, judges, solicitors, congressional
nominee; senator, representative,
county school superintendent ;all
county officials and five proposed
The amendments are to create the
the county of Bacon; to alter the ap
pellate court system of the state; to
provide for additional compensation
for superior court judges in Floyd,
Clarke, Sumter and Muscogee cir
cuits; to abolish the fee system in
paying solicitors general, and to ex
empt from taxation ships and vessels
engaged exclusively in foreign com
merce, owned and operated by Geor
gia citizens or Georgia corporations.
of the best adapted machines for use
on a weekly newspapaer ever turned
out by the Mergenthaler Linotype
Company. The management of the
paper is delighted with the machine
in every way and soon as the force
learns to handle the machine skill
fully it will be a pleasure to set up
and get out the paper.
The Progress-Argus has been wide
ly congratulated on the installation
BUTTS CITIZENS JUDGES
AT VARIOUS COUNTV FAIRS
The services of Butts county
citizens are in demand as judges at
Last week Mr. A. M. Pace, one of
the enthusiastic live stock men of
the county, went over to Covington
where he acted as judge of the regis
tered Jersey cattle shown at the New
ton county fair.
Mrs. L. I). Singley, breeder of
fine chickens and a successful farmer
acted as judge of the poultry exhib
it at the Monroe county fair in For
Mrs. C. A. Butner, Canning Club
Agent of Butts county, judged the
canning dub exhibits at the Monroe
Mention has already been made
of the fact that Mr. G. E. Rice act
ed as judge of the agricultural dis
plays and live stock exhibits at the
Monroe county fair.
Notice to the Public
The ordinance regulating the
running of automobiles in the
city of Jackson will be strictly
enforced, if it takes extra police
men to catch the violators. Read
the ordinance of the city, and
the state law, and kindly adhere
to the same. This is timely warn
This Oct. 30, 1916.
J. T. Moore. Mayor.
The polls in Jackson precinct open
at 7 a. m. and close at 6 p. m., and in
the country prccinct3 the polls open
at 8 a. m. and close at 3 p. m. The
election will be managed by justices
of the peace and free holders.
There will probably be a good vote
polled in Butts county.
Jackson A runs Established 1873 (
Butts County Progress Established IRS 2 .
of this labor-saving machinery. The
machine means as much to Jackson
and Butts county as it does to the
paper, for leading papers throughout
the country are installing type set
ting machines and Linotype set pa
pers are always the best papers.
Call in and look over this wonder
ful piece of typesetting machinery.
VETERAN OF UNION ARMY
DIES AT FLOVILLA HOME
Mr. Milo Bull, aged 81, a vet
eran of the Union army, died at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
J. P. Smith, in Flovilla Wednes
day. Oct. 25, from gunshot
wounds self-inflicted. Mr. Bull
had suffered a great deal from
cancer and was in feehle health.
He was formerly a resident of
New York, was well educated
and was reputed to have been
wealthy at one time. He is sur
vived by a daughter. Mrs. J. P.
Smith, with whom he made his
home, and several grandchildren.
The funeral was held Thurs
day, Rev. J. T. Pendley conduct
ing the service, after which in
terment was in the Flovilla cem
INFORMATION FOB BOYS
GOING TO THE STATE FAIR
Boys desiring to visit the State
Fair in Macon on Club Day,
which is Tuesday, Nov. 7, may
obtain full information from Mr.
G. E. Rice. He states the Lanier
Hotel has made a special rate to
the boys of $1.35 for supper,
breakfast and lodging.
It is likely that a number of
the Butts county club members
will visit the State Fair on that
occasion, going down either by
rail or motor.
Consolidated July.l, WIS