The Jonesboro News.
Volume I Jonesboro, Georgia, Friday, July 11, 1913 Number 1
Devoted to the Progress and Development of Clayton County
VOTED SEVEN TIMES FOR THE BROWN'S FOR GOVERNOR
This Record, Made by a Prominent Jonesboro Citizen, is no Doubt Held by no Other Man in the State
Mr. J. L. H. Waldrop, one of Clayton county's oldest and most substantial citizens, cast his ballot four times for Joseph E. Brown for governor of Georgia, and three times for his son, Joseph M. Brown, for the same office.
Mr. Waldrop is 77 years of age, having been born in Fayette county in 1836. He moved to Jonesboro in 1859, and his made this his home for 54 years.
As clerk of the inferior court before the war he became identified with the political life of the county, and while not seeking office, and several times refusing to become a candidate for political honors, he has always had a strong influence in the affairs of the county. He has served as a councilman and one term as mayor of Jonesboro, refusing to accept the office for the second term.
Mr. Waldrop has devoted the major portion of his life to farming and with the weight of his 77 years he looks closely after his farms and never fails to make good crops. He believes in raising plenty of corn, wheat and oats, as well as cows and meat at home.
He is one of the county's best and most substantial citizens and a friend that is always true, ready and willing in the time of need. He is respected and liked by all who know him.
While he has been a very active and hardworking man through his life, his age does not appear to weigh very heavy upon him.
May there be many more pleasant years added to his noble life.
SENATOR HUIE EXPRESSES HIMSELF POLITICALLY
While in Jonesboro on last Saturday, the popular Riverdale citizen consented to talk a little for The News.
He expressed himself as believing that the most important piece of legislation right now was to make the income of the state sufficient to meet the expenditures.
He is not in favor of cutting the appropriation for the schools of the deaf, dumb and blind, nor of the sanitarium at Milledgeville.
He believes it is necessary, as well as right, to make some provision to pay the school teachers of the state monthly, and is in favor of a constitutional amendment to assess and collect a special school tax.
He favors a perpetual registration law with certain requirements, but is not in favor of change of time required to be in a county from six months to thirty days to be entitled to vote.
While he is strictly a ladies man, and always considers them with the greatest honor and respect, he does not believe in adding to their already heavy responsibilities the "privilege" to vote.
He is against the promiscuous appointing of commissioners to investigate the various state institutions, except where there is specific charge of irregularities.
He is investigating the possibility of getting Clayton county placed back in the 5th congressional district, and will do all in his power to accomplish this result.
He favors the passing of a law that will prevent the carrying of pistols.
He is opposed to any measures that will place the military above the civil laws of the state.
Is in favor of the extension of the state road to deep water.
Will oppose the kindergarten measures.
A wagon load of bottled "soft drink goods" arrived here Wednesday morning from Atlanta at 6 o'clock. Jonesboro should bottle her own soft drinks if their sale is to continue. It is a most profitable business and gives employment to many who need it.
THE FLINT RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
The above is a recently prepared map of the Flint River Baptist Association showing the location of the 43 churches in its bounds, and should be of much interest to the members of the denomination. The Association was organized in 1824, and at that time included some fifteen counties in this section. During the 89 years the body has met annually, and has been a great power in the civilization and religious life of Georgia. Many times churches have drawn out and formed new associations, and the boundaries have grown smaller until they appear as above. Besides these forty-three churches, there are some twenty-two others in these five counties, these being included in the Atlanta, South River, Centennial and Fairburn Associations.
During its 89 years, the Association has been presided over by the following Moderators: J. S. Calloway, 21 years; R. McGinty, 6 years; J. S. Carter, 7; Adiel Sherwood, 1; W. G. McMichael, 2; J. S. Dodd, 1; J. I. Whittaker, 6; J. E. Stewart, 4; J. T. Kembell, 4; J. H. DeVotie, 1; E. M. Hooten, 1; J. D. Stewart, 2; R. F. Smith, 2; J. L. Gross, 2; N. B. Drewry, 15. Of these, four are known to the writer as from Jonesboro and Clayton county - J. S. Callaway, J. S. Dodd, J. D. Stewart and A. E. Cloud.
Twenty-one clerks have kept the records of the body during these years; at least five of whom were from Jonesboro - W. T. Kimsey, W. P. Archer, J. F. Culpepper, Lamar Sims, and the present clerk, Spencer B. King.
The combined membership of these forty-three churches is 5360; 559 having been received in 1912. There are thirty-one ordained ministers in the Association. Thirty-eight Sunday schools with an enrollment of 3,067 were reported last year, and the same minutes show thirty auxiliary societies. These societies contributed $2,000 to the missionary causes fostered by the denomination.
The value of church property in the Association amounts to $127,443, and the contributions for all purposes for 1912 totaled $25,497.38, or $4.76 per member. Of this total, $9,910 was for missionary purposes.
The next session of the Woman's Missionary Union, auxiliary to the Association, is to meet with the Jonesboro W. M. S. on August 26th and 27th. The ladies here are looking forward with much interest to their coming, and are expecting a larger number than met at Hampton last year. They are counting on at least 150 representative form over the Association, and several visitors from a distance. There will be a night session on Tuesday besides morning and afternoon sessions both days.
The Association proper will meet with the First Baptist church at Griffin, Ga., on Sep. 30th, Oct 1st and 2nd, and an interesting program has already been outlined.
This gives promise of being the best session the Flint River Association has ever held.
CLAYTON COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENT.
The 4th quarterly meeting of the Clayton county Sunday school association will convene with Jones chapel Methodist church Saturday, July 19th. We desire, and especially invite, all the Sunday schools of the association to be represented at this meeting, as it is the day to elect officers, and to make arrangement for the annual celebration.
Secretary and Treasurer.
35 CENTS THE DOZEN.
Lemon trust has raised price out of sight again. We will squeeze no lemons at that price, but will call for Georgia July apples at 35 cents the peck.
THE MERCIFUL MAN
Is kind and thoughtful of, and watches carefully after, the comfort of his animals. Be thoughtful to see that your horses, mules and cows have enough fresh water at all times during the hot season; and also, that they have cool, shaded places in which to rest. Make them as comfortable as possible. Will always pay to be kind and considerate to every living creature.
Began July 3rd, and will be in evidence to, and including, August 11th. It is the season for every one to be careful.
THE NEW PAPER
THE JONESBORO NEWS
Changes will come, and especially in the life of a printer. Having been connected with the newspaper life of Jonesboro for several years, feel that we have gained some very valuable experience. It is our purpose that this paper be devoted to giving the local news happenings in Jonesboro, and all adjacent territory that we can serve, and to this end we invite the heart co-operation of every one. In a city the size of Jonesboro it is a slightly difficult problem to maintain a printing plant from a financial standpoint, so, we earnestly ask the best amount of patronage the business men can possibly give, and we assure you that the best efforts possible will be put forth both day and night, and all the time, to give you an acceptable service.
A number of sample copies will be given out and we hope for your subscription and patronage, assuring you of our very best efforts to give you a good newspaper.
Orville A. Hanes
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET IN REGULAR SESSION.
Board of Commissioners Roads and Revenues of Clayton county met in regular session. Full board present. Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.
J. E. Jones, overseer Forest Park district, made statement showing balance due county on road fund in the sum of 33.16, and the same ordered paid to treasurer to credit of road fund.
Order No. 1485 for sum of 11.49 being considered in this report, and said order taken up and canceled.
ON motion, the salary of E. J. Wynn, engineer, was raised to 60.00 per month, the same to apply to the month of June.
Ordered, that the road commencing near the residence of Dr. J. R. Barton, to Atlanta and Jonesboro road, and the road commencing on the farm of Obadiah Hendrix, and running to and connecting with the Atlanta road at or near the old James M. Toney residence, be made the width of 25 feet.
The following accounts were audited and ordered paid, including 140.30 passed, but not issued, in January.
J. P. H. Akers supplies roads........................199.94
W. S. Duncan Co supplies roads..................209.57
Oglesby Grocery Co. supplies roads........... 31.24
Beck & Gregg Hdw. Co ............................... 5.40
The Austin-Western Road Machine Co..........38.05
A. C. White, pumping, etc. ............................. 7.50
J. V. Wynn, jail fees,....................................... 21.00
Fulton Market Co., supplies roads..................10.70
L. C. Lawrence, supplies roads ....................... 14.35
L. C. Lawrence, 1 month salary warden...........50.00
E. J. Wynn, 1 month salary, engineer..............60.00
C. M. Carnes, 1 month salary guard ..............35.00
W. H. Tyler, 1 month salary guard..................30.00
R. C. Cousins, dentist jail..................................2.00
J. W. Mann, pauper..........................................38.00
So. Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., phone pauper ..............1.00
So. Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., court house ........ ...1.67
So. Bell Tel & Tel. Co., jail.................................1.67
Evans Bros., pumping station, etc......................4.43
Evans Bros., supplies roads...............................49.87
Evans Bros., supplies small pox..........................4.00
Jonesboro Enterprise printing........................11.25
Jonesboro Auto Co. pumping station.................4.80
B. F. Dodson supplies roads..............................1.30
J. W. & E. M. Rountree lumber bridge..........36.87
B. H. Coleman, T. R. , stamps, etc.....................3.00
R. L. Lasseter, supplies roads............................89.14
H. C. Turner, supplies roads...............................1.65
J. B. Adams, lumber bridge.................................9.96
J. R. Barton, M. D., services convicts................16.50
On motion adjourned. F. P. Camp, Chairman.
John M. Mundy, Clerk.
CLAYTON STRONGLY REPRESENTED IN THE HOUSE.
Representative Melson, of Clayton, is proving himself to be the right man. in the right place, and those who have kept up with the proceedings of the legislative bodies since they met for the present session, say that Mr. Melson is making good as a representative and has already proven that he is in favor of solid and conservative legislation.
OLD JONESBORO BOY HAS AWFUL EXPERIENCE
On Wednesday night of last week Mr. Ovid H. Kimble in some way fell from a Coast Line train near Savannah. The train was crossing a trestle in a large swamp at the time of the accident and Mr. Kimble fell in the water 20 feet below. When he reached the bank of the stream he found that he was in a large swamp from which he was unable to extricate himself for a day and night, when he succeeded in attracting the attention of three negroes who got him out and carried him to their cabin, where he remained until Saturday when the negroes succeeded in stopping a train upon which he was carried to Savannah where he is under the care of physicians.
Captain J. H. Huie, the popular Clayton county school superintendent, and one of the counties most substantial citizens, was a visitor in Jonesboro on Monday.
On Thursday afternoon there met with Mrs. Luke Z. Gilbert a number of her friends who were invited to meet Mrs. Oscar J. Coogler and Mrs. John Damon Winter.
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