Thomson, McDuffie county, ga., Friday, September 26, 1921
TAX RATE FOR’24
Open Season For Hunt
ing In Georgia.
In Re: Tax Rate for 1924.
Order levying tax rate for county
Georgia, McDuffie County:
By G. W. Lokcy, Ordinary for said
county sitting for county purposes:
It is hereby ordered that $15.00 on
the $1,000.00 of the taxable pi'operty
of McDuffie county as per digest for
1924 be, and the same is, hereby
levied and that the same be collected
by the Tax Collector for the following
1st. $2.20 on the $1,000.00 to pay
the legal indebtedness due, or to be
come due during the year 1924, or
2nd. S2.50 on each $1,000.00 to
build or repair bridges, court houses
or jails or ferries or other public im
provements according to contract.
3rd. $1.10 on each $1,000.00 to pay
sheriffs, jailors or other officers fees
that they may be legally entitled to
out of the county.
4th. 5 cents on each $1,000.00 to
pay coroners fees that may be due
them by the county for holding in
5th. 35 cents on each $1,000.00 to
pay expenses of the county for bail
iffs at court, non-residental witnesses
in criminal cases, fuel, servant’s hire,
stationery and the like.
6th. 90 cents on each $1,000.00 to
pay jurors a per diem compensation.
7th. $2.50 on each $1,000.00 to
pay salaries of the superintendents
and guards on the public roads and
for working, improving and maintain
ing the public roads in the county.
Quail—Nov. 20th to March 1st;
ALLEN TO HEAD
8th. 40 cents on each $1,000.00 to !
pay expenses incurred in the support : lessly or brutally
bag limit, 25 in one day.
Doves—Oct 16th to Jan. 31st; bag
limit, 25 in one uuy.
Wild Turkey—Nov. 20th to March
1st; bag limit, 2 in one season.
Cat Squirrel—Oct. 1st to March
1st; bag limit, 15 in one day.
Deer (either sex)—Nov. 1st to
Dec. 31st; bag limit, 2 in one season.
Summer or Wood Duck—Sept 1st
to Jan. 1st; bag limit, 25 in one day. j
Migratory Duck—Sept. 1st to April !
20th; bag limit, 50 in one day.
Wood Cock—Sept. 1st to Jan. 1st;
bag limit, 25 in one day.
Plovers—Nov. 20th to March 1st;
bag limit, 25 in oqe day.
Fox (Red or Grey)—Sept. 1st to j
O’Possum—Oct. 1st to Feb. 1st.
Skunk, Muskrat, Raccoon, Beaver,
Otter, Bear, and Wild Cat—Nov. 20th
to March 1st.
Rabbits—No closed season, but
license is necessary to hunt.
Special attention is called to the
open season for hunting, there has
been only one change made, the dove
season opens October 16th, and closes
A true sportsman will not complain
about the open season or bag limit.
He will join the army of supporters
and help enforce the game law.
Game, birds and animals are essen
tial food products, do not waste them.
’The Sportsman’s Creed.
I believe that a sportsman should:
1. Never in sport endanger hu
2. Never kill wantonly or need-
BIG BARACA AND
Sheriff Adkins Arrests
of the poor of the county.
9th. 4 mills on each $1,000.00 for
school tax to pay expenses of the
common school of the county.
3. Obey the laws of his state and
nation, work for better laws and up
hold the law-en-forcing authorities.
4. Respect the rights of farmers
Making an aggregate of said sum and property owners and also their
of $15.00 on each $1,000.00 on the ' feelings.
taxable property of said county for I 5. Always leave seed birds and
school and county purposes for the game in cover.
This the 22nd day of September,
G. W. LOKEY,
Ordinary McDuffie County.
Worthless Dogs Kill
6. Discourage the killing of game
for commercial purposes by refusing
7. Love nature and its denizens
and always be a gentleman.
C. P. WATSON Game Warden.
WHAT EVERY GEORGIA HUNTER
OUGHT TO KNOW.
The law requires a license to hunt
any kind of game, even though there
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25.—Victor
Allen, of Buford, Ga., one of the
best known business men in the
state, secretary of Bona Allen, Inc.,
operating the largest harness and
horse-collar factory in the world,
and one of the largest shoe factories
in the .country, has been named by
Jesse H. Jones, director of finance
for the national Democratic campaign
committee, to be the Georgia mem
ber of the committee and to head the
organization that will raise Georgia’s,
share of the national Democratic
Mr. Allen’s work as head of the
Greater Georgia Tech campaign two
.years ago, in which more than $2,-
000,000 was raised for that institu
tion, won for him a reputation as a
“go-getter” of the most active type,
with a genius for organization and
the ability to maintain the highest
level of enthusiasm among his co
workers. During the World War he
was a leader in all war-time activi
ties—Liberty bond, Red Cross and
War Savings Stamp campaigns. He
has represented his home county of
Gwinnett in the state legislature,
served as mayor of Buford and as a
member of the city council and board
As finance director for the Dem
ocratic campaign committee in Geor
gia, Mr. Allen will have charge of
the work of raising contributions for
the conduct of the national campaign
for John W. Davis and Charles W.
Bryan, the party nominees on the
In conference with G. E. Maddox,
chairman of thel state Democratic
executive committee; Mrs. Edgar
Alexander, national Democratic com-
mitteewoman, and Major John S. Co
hen, national Democratic committee
man, Mr. Allen will name the dis
trict and county chairmen who will
form the nucleus of the state-wide
organization. These in turn will
gather their committees and' active
solicitation of contributions will be
gin at once.
In the very near future, Mr. Allen
will take the field in person, making
a tour of the state, and visiting the
cities and larger towns where ^ten
sive campaigns will be put on with
the cooperation of the leading demo
Last Friday Sheriff Adkins receiv
ed word from the sheriff of Wilkes
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 25.—Plans arc county that an automobile was head
being made by the local Baraca-Phil- ed toward Thomson with two men
athea Union to entertain 600 dele- and a child on board and that a war-
gates representing all parts of the ran t had been sworn out for one of
United States and Canada who will the men, Dr. P. W. Wansley, of
attend the 26th annual World-wide Swainsboro, who was alleged to have
Convention of the Baraca-Philathea kidnaped his little five-year-old
Organization which meets here Octo- daughter and was carrying her back
NOTES FROM THE
ber 3rd to 6th, 1924.
Considerable interest is being mani
fested in this convention, especially
to Swainsboro with him.
The Sheriff and Mr. Otis Hill went j
out as far as Dill’s store on the
among the classes in the neighboring Washington road and waited some
Since spring Mrs. Ira E. Farmer
has lost twenty-nine head of sheep j may be no closed season against the
that were killed by dogs invading particular game hunted,
her pasture on her farm one mile j You do not have to have a gun t>
from town. In the spring the dogs be classed as a hunter. The law re
began to kill the lambs in the flock, j quires a license for hunting o’pos-
and later in the summer attacked sums.
the grown sheep.
Within the past two weeks dogs
have killed more than a dozen of the
older sheep. Mrs. Farmer notified
Sheriff Adkins of her predicament
and he went out Sunday and shot
There is no telling the amount
of loss caused by worthless dogs
slaying sheep throughout the state
of Georgia. In this one instance the
Trapping is considered as hunting
in Georgia, and it is necessary to
have hunter’s license to trap any fur
Be sure you have the consent of
the landowner before hunting on his
land. The law requires it, and you
are subject to prosecution if you do
not have his consent before hunting.
Carry your license on your person
at all times while hunting. You are
loss aggregates several hundred dol- j subject to arrest when found hunt-
lars. If some plan could be adopted ing without it.
to place responsibility on owners of ! Don’t try to hunt beyond the limits
such dogs it might help some. of your county on a county license.
An Amusing Incident. j A state license is necessary. It costs
Incidentally, while Sheriff Adkins ; ordy . , .. ,,
. . ,. ... ,, It is against the law to bait a field
was engaged in dispatching the mar- I b , , , ,
,. , u o u i , r for dove shooting or to hunt in,
auding dogs, he flushed a covey of
... , . , • around, over or near any baited field,
darkies engaged in a game of Afri- . „ ,
, , ,, , , :You are especially warned concerning
can golf” under cover of the brush x * J , .. ,
,, ,, r, , » . this. Wardens and deputies have
to the rear oi Mrs. Farmer s pasture. . , .. , ’ .
ou - /r , . , .. ! positive instructions to watch out tor
The Sheriff did not know they were '
in the vicinity, but the negroes came j ,a ' te e s ‘ ,
pell-mell out of the swamp when thel Don fc forget that the season for
officer began to shoot as though • huntl , ng d « ves bas be , en changed ’ lfc
their lives depended on a quick get- .
is unlawful to shoot doves except be-
cident as killing two birds with one
tween October 16th and January 31st.
This is the Federal open season also.
It is a violation of the law to eith
er buy or sell, in open season or out,
any quail, doves, snipe, woodcocks,
curlews, wild turkeys, grouse, pheas
ants, marsh hens, deer squirrels, or
summer duck. This applies to every-
J. L. Lewis, county prohibiten of- jbody— including hotels, restaurants,
fleer, Tuesday captured a good sized cafes.
Lewis Captures Still
moonshine still near Pentecost negro | Don t try to mml or otherwise ex
church in the upper part of McDuf- P°* beyond the limits of your coun-
fie county. The still was brought ty any of the birds or animals men-
into Thomson shortly after noon, to- ti°ned an the _foregoing^ Paragraph
gether with the ow-ner, a white man
who gave his name as S A. Moses,
who was locked in the Thomson cala
It is not only against the State law,
but is also a violation of the United
States Postal Regulations to use the
mails for this purpose.
Don’t kill any game birds or ani-
states, since it will present to mem- . time, but the car did not show up.
hers in South Carolina and Ge o'g'a They returned to town and shortly
the first opportunity they have ever Mr. Hill discovered a car at a filling
had to attend a world-.vido cotiven- station that resembled the descrip
tion at home. tion of the one that was due from
Heading the list of prominent j Washington. The car got away be-
speakers will be Dr. W. J. McGloth- fore arrest could be made, but Sher-
lin, president of Furman University, iff Adkins was notilied and he and
who will deliver the convention ad- Messrs. Hillman Mathews and Har-
dress at the Sunday afternoon mass °ifi Lokey got in the latter s car and
meeting, and Dr. Charles C. Jarrell, 6’ ave pursuit. As they neared Bone-
Secretary of the General Hospital ville the gas gave out, but they had
Board of the Methodist Church, who sighted the car they were after just
will preach the convention sermon on a head of them. Mr. Ed McMannon
Sunday evening. Both of these men came along and gave the Sheriff and
are prominent among the religious P ar fy a iift> ar >d their quarry was
leaders of the South, and their pres- overtaken after a hot chase near Iron
encc on the program will add much j Hill, several miles below Hearing,
to the success of the convention. Mie n,en with the little girl were
I Marshall A. Hudson, founder an(i | brought back to Thomson and turned
president of the world-wide union; , ov f to the °L Wl \ keS county.
,,, , „ - T i It seems that Dr. Wansley and his
Dr. Charles W. Ross, of Jackson- | . , . ,, , ,
... ,.. T t • .• wife were living apart, and that she
( ville, Fla.; Miss Henrietta Heron, of j^ \ u
Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Ar
thur Hampton, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs.
N. Buckner, of Asheville, N. C.; Mrs.
M. W. Kennedy, of Savannah, Ga.,
and James R Powers, of Anniston,
Ala., all active workers in the or
ganization, will appear on the pro-
OLD MAN WEEVIL BUSY.
Messrs. J. T. Johnson and W. C.
McCommons in talking to the county
agent Wednesday say that they have
more weevils in the field than they
have had this season. This was to
be expected, cotton being a year
round grower would be expected to
respond to favorable weather for
growth. This has resulted in new
growth, new squares and new weevil#
to go in winter quarters ready for
first signs of cotton cracking earth in
spring. The thing to do is kill th#
stalks as soon as cotton is picked.
Eight hundred letters have gone out
to McDuffie farmers telling them how
its done, the papers are full of cot
ton stalk destruction data and if WO
get a bad infestation next year it
will be due to carelessness, not ignor
ance on the part of the farmers.
had their two little girls with her
in Wilkes county, and that the father
took it upon himself to carry them
back to his home in Swainsboro, with
the result that she had a warrant
issued for his arrest charging him
gram ns lecturers
The convention is to be in the
nature of an anniversary celebration
and is to be held during the month
in which Marshall A. Hudson first
began the organization 34 years ago.
Next Tuesday Last Day
Of $1.00 Offer.
According to the offer made by The
Progress next Tuesday will be the
InThe third'of"'aTenturyV existence I last day to secure the paper at the
If there are any farmers in thi®
county who would like to eradicate
; bitter weed or dog fennel from theiV
i astures at a cost of $5.00 per acre
, for the material that will kill the
j weed and not injure the pasture
grasses, they should get in touch'"
with me at once.
| The amount of material needed peif
acre will depend upon the prevalence
of the weed. If it covers the entire
ground then it will cost about $5.00
for the material besides the labor
for applying it in the form of A
Dairymen who sell whole milk
should be interested in eliminating'
the bitter weed. One application will
destroy all the plants but not the
seed that may be in the ground or
on the plant. Furthermore, seed will
be distributed from other fields as
usual so that the farmer may need
to keep up a permanent fight.
there have been organized over 20,-
000 classes with a membership of
rate of $1.00 per year.
There has been a hearty response
i approximately 1,500,000. Results of ! to tbe offer, which has materially
‘■a very lasting character are obtained increased the list of subscribers. If
| through the efforts of so large a ! there are any others who would like
group of young men and young wo- | to get in on this ?1 ’ 00 offer ’ pIease
men at work for the Sunday School remember that after next Tuesday
land the church, and it is for the pur- ! the price wiU g0 back to ?L60 for a
pose of pushing forward the work , yeal s su bsciiption.
with more success that the anniver-
Light & Water Co. Pay
6 Per Cent Dividend.
At a meeting of the stockholders
of the Thomson Light and Water
Co. the early part of the week, the
old officers of the company were un
A dividend of 6 per cent was de
clared, which shows the company to
be in sound financial condition.
It is understood arrangements are
being perfected to increase the capa
city of the ice plant, which has been
taxed to supply the demand during
the past season.
sary convention is being held on the
34th birthday of the organization.
Special hotel rates have been secur
ed, and reservations have been made
in private homes for delegates who
Ep worth League Junior
Following is the program of the
Ep worth League meeting to be held
prefer this mode of entertainment ! at the Methodist church Sunday
for $1.25 per day for lodging and
breakfast. Railroad rates of one and
a half fare for the round trip will be
in effect in every state. Registra
tion fee is $1.00 per delegate, and
morning. The greater part of the
Augusta district will be represented
at the meeting:
11:30—Church service including
Sermon—The Needs of Religion^
P. T. A. MEETING.
A meeting of marked interest of
the P. T. A. was held Tuesday after
noon at the school auditorium, Mrs.
tickets for the anniversary banquet I ^fo^OO-Dinner.
to be held on Monday evening, Octo- | 2 ;00 to 2:15—Short Devotional by
ber 6th, are $1.00 each, no limit is Thomson League;theme, Prayer,
placed on the number from each 2:20 to 2:50—Business Session;
class. Delegates are urgtd to send , Ad ^ a1 },. ^4 or ^j. s ’
registration fee at once to R. C.
Cicero Gibson presiding.
The presence iff the new teachers,
a program on timely topics and the
election of new officers were of chief
importance. Rev. C. C. Kiser spoke
of the present urgent needs of the
school. Since the big increase in at
tendance caused by the consolidating
of county schools there is an over
crowded condition in all grades and
Mr. Kiser’s plea was for concerted
and quick action in taking care of
the influx. Miss Mackie Stanford
talked interestingly on the aim of
the grammer grades.
It was with expressed satisfaction
that Professor Gunby announced that
all the requirements in euipment of
the school and the high standard re
quired for qualified teachers are again
such as to make it a No. 1 accredited
Appreciation was expressed of the
valuable work accomplished during
the two years of service given by the
retiring officers. During that time
the association has accomplished
much that has helped to build up the
school in various ways.
The new officers elected are Mrs.
R. M. Stockton, president; Miss
Mackie Stanford, first vice president;
Mrs, B. A. Anchors, second vice-pres
ident; Mrs. R. L. Howell, secretary,
and Mrs. H. C. McCorkle, treasurer.
Thompson, Convention Chairman, 306
Lamar Building, Augusta, Ga.
Dixie Inn To Open On
Reading of Constitution
Outline of policy of the Union for
the year to be presented for adoption,
or any revision that might be sug
Appointment of Departmental
heads by the President.
Appointment of any committees.
. , , , , 3:00 to 3:20— Talk; Bible Study
is being overhauled and put in first- j (Urge Leaguers to observe Bible
class condition and will be converted Study Day and Organize Bibly Study
into a hotel, to be known as The Classes), Rev. Henry Silas, Hephzi-
Dixie Inn. It will be under the man- | bab ’ n ^ a ' „ ,
1 3:25 to 3:40—Talk: Mission Study;
MEETING OF VETCH ENTHUSI
ASTS HELD WEDNESDAY.
A meeting was held at the City
Hall Wednesday in the interest of
the vetch campaign in McDuffie coun
ty. About fifteen were present and
much interest was manifested in
talks marie by Messrs. Upshaw of
the Georgia Railroad, and Appleton,
of the College of. Agriculture.
Over 5000 pounds of vetch will bo
planted in the next month in this!
G. C. DANIEL.
Opening Game To Be
Mr. Fred Boswell, of Oglethorpe
University, is now putting the finish
ing touches to the Thomson Hi school
team in preparation for their open
ing game of football Friday, Sep
The large Smith home at Boneville
agement of Mrs. Ruth Hawes and , (Urge Leaguers to observe Mission
With the addition of Joe Farmer
at center a heavy and fast man,
then we have with us this year C. and
L. Smith, J. Farr, O. Blanchard, A.
Luckey, Young McCommons, G. Far
mer and W. Knox, who were green
at first but are fast getting into the
Mrs. Margaret Story, of Thomson, ! study Day and organize Mission
’ and will be conducted along lines of Study Classes); Miss Bessie Irvin,
the famous Knox Hotel in Thomson,
which has a nation-v/ide reputation
for the delightful meals served.
The Dixie Inn will be opened to
the public October 5th. The man-
W. M. U. OF SHARON BAPTIST
The Woman’s Missionary Union of
agement will cater to the traveling , Sharon Baptist church held their
public and to pleasure parties by spe- I meeting for the month of September
on Friday, 12th. After an interest-
1112 BALES COTTON GINNED TO ' ^ als at nlght ‘ Tb u e laW f° rb ^.^
There were ginned up to Wednes-
It is also against the law to capture
any jpme bird or animal by use of
day night 1112 bales of cotton at the : trap, dead-fall or simdar device.
Thomson gins, which is said to be | Don’t overlook the lawful bag-limit,
considerably behind the usual gin-1 j t ; g i-j^y business and poor sports-
Jiing3 up to tliis dote,
C. P. WATSON, Game Warden.
'weather is holding back picking and
DR. BOLANI) HERE THIS WEEK.
Dr. S. A. Boland, of Cornelia, was
in /Thomson again this week making
preparations to move here. He is
having difficulty in finding a home,
but feels assured that he will locate
in Thomson soon.
Dr. Boland comes highly recom
mended as a practicing physician.
His family consists of Mrs. Boland
and young daughter. They will be
welcomed as new citizens of our town
should they succeed in locating here.
cial appointment, and will be open
every day except Sunday.
Mrs. Hawes is a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Knox who estab
lished and conducted the Knox Hotel
so successfully during their lifetime,
after which it was, and still, is con
ducted by their daughters. Mrs.
Story is a grand-daughter, and these
ing program on Missions, a business
meeting was held. All the former
officers were re-elected, namely; Mrs.
W. E. Tankersley, president; Mrs. T.
R. Tankersley, vice-president; Mrs.
P. A. Blanchard, secretary, and treas
urer, avid Annie Laurie Griffin, cor
responding secretary. The associa-
tional dues were collected and it was
decided to pay the usual’amount on a
, ,. , . . , .. , u;ischolarship fund to the Mary P. Wil
ladies, having inherited the ability lingham schooL Aftcr a ro n ca n and
to serve choice meals that appeal to i a talk by the president the meeting
all mankind, will find little difficulty
in establishing a reputation for their
STEINE’S WILL BE CLOSED FOR
This store will be closed on Mon
day and Tuesday for the Jewish New
Year. Will be open cn Wednesday,
Oct. 1st, ready for business.
During the year we have held
three weeks of prayer on State, Home
and Foreign fields and one mission
study class. The name of the book
stiidu d was “Stewardship and Mis
sions,” by Charles A. Cook. Two
boxes were sent to the hospital and
fifty jars have been filled to send to
the orphan’s home. A miscellaneous
bower was given the pastor and his
"fc during the revival meeting in
ANNIE LAURIE GRIFFIN.
Captain Bull Jones at full back
will take the place of Leonard Lokey
of last year. Ben Neal will hold his
old position at quarter back. Ev
erybody knows his ability to hold his
position. The half backs are filled
with strong and capable men, such
as J. T. Matlock and Agoos. Ends
are Barney Wells, who was lightning?
on his feet last year. Shieks such
as Louis Story and Everett McCom
mons will fight it out for left end*
M. Rivers is a good man at tackle.
The lineup for Friday will be as
THOMSON HI. TOWN TEAM.
J. Farmer C. Big Buddy
L. Hill L. G. L. Butler
R. Story R. G. H. Perry
M. Rivers R. T. Earl Lokey
J. Farr L. T. L. Stone
L. Story L. E. E. Hunt
B. Wells R. E. S. Gibson
B. Neal Q. B. B. Matlock
T. Matlock L. H. E. Clary
Agoos R. H. G. McCord
Capt. Jones F. B. L. Lokey
Game called at 4 P. M. Admission
F. B. STARS.
DEATH OF CHILD.
Johnnie Ray Cochran, the 5^ear-
old son of Mrs. Nellie Cochran, died
at the home in the Mill Village-Wed
nesday night after an illness of two
weeks with pneumonia. The little
fellow is survived by his motheri
four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral was held Thursday after
noon at 4 o’clock, interment being in