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MACON. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1915.
Board of Supervisors.
(Continual from last week.)
The members of the board made the
following reports, as per order on min
utes of previous, in regard to roads and
bridges in their respective districts:
TJ. W. MUIXINS, DISTRICT 1.
Gentlemen: On account of physical
inability and weather conditions, I have
been unable to make a thorough in
spection of roads during December and
January, but 'on account of excessive
rains, roads are not in as good Bhape as
they should be, and recent heavy rains
have damaged some bridges, which I
am 'endeavoring Tto have repaired as
speedily as possibly.
I find it almos impossible to get over
seers to work on roads; especially in the
repair of bridges, which if done by
them, would save a great deal of ex
pense to the county.
Jj; U. W. MULL1NS.
JB W. T. STOWERS, DISTRICT 3
Jfaentlemen: I beg to make the fol
lowing report of condition of the roads,
bridges and culverts in my district :
Columbus read, good condition; Stark
ville road, good condition; Allgood road,
good condition except four bridges on
levee which sU.old be new; Shuqualak
road, good condition to the overhead
bridge. From said bridge to district
line, road is in bad condition but intend
to work same with convicts as soon as
' possible; Summerville road, good condi
tion: DeKalb road, good condition ex
cept three bridges; Memphis and Buggs
ferry road, very good; Memphis road,
stood condition except one bridge wash
ed out and have contracted to have that
repaired at once; Fairfield road, good
condition; Cooksville read, good condi
tion. Respectfully submitted,
W. T. STOWERS.
W. B. SWINDLE. DISTRICT 4.
GentlemenrI herewith hand you rily
semi-annual report of roads and bridges
Vhe roads in this district are . worked
the road law of 1912 by commis
aioners and the oremissioners have di-
vhtaltM district tn tnree parte: : u. a.
northwest end I, i. Prince in center.
neBYtcflteve' worked- tbtlr
roadaand tey are in good condition.
Prince hat worked only one road and
that is the Shuqualak and Summerville
road and the balance of the roads" un
der Prince has had nothing done to
them this year. I have done every
thing I could to get Mr. Prince to have
roads worked all over his district but
have only got one worked. Bridges are
in good condition and will need very
little repair in 1915.
W. R. SWINDLE.
W. A. WALKER, DISTRICT 5.
Gentlemen: I beg to make the fol
lowing reports as to the roads, etc. in
district 5: Macon and Allgood roacis in
vjry good condition, having been work
ed by convicts: Brooksville and Louis
ville road in hands of commissi nrs
from east district line to AlUood's
mill. The roads east of Brooksville are
all in good condition. The Crawford
and Fairport road, has .been well, work
ed by overseer and is in better condi
tion than ever before considering weath
er conditions. - '
The Macon and Starkville road is part
ly in the hands of commissioners; the
part worked by overseers is well work
ed. The road leading from Allgood's
mill to Fairview is in bad condition but
is being woiked by convicts at this time.
Most of the roads in Lynn Creek neigh
borhood have been worked by convicts
. and are in fair condition. All bridges
are in fair condition to the best of my
W. A. WALKER.
A. H. BUSH, DISTICT 2.
Gentlemen: ' I beg to report as fol
lows: I was not well enough in the
first two weeks in January to make
said inspection, being part of the
time confined to my bed. Since recov
ery from said attack the weather con
ditions have been so bad I have been
unable to make a thorough inspection
of my roads, and consequently am un
able to make an intelligent report
The recent flood have to some extent
damaged some-of the road beds. I have
had new ferry boats built and will have
ferry located at Bounston ferry. Have
advertised for keeper of said ferry.
Bridges are in pretty fair shape;
A. H. BUSH.
The petition of Emmett Bell for re
lease from taxes was granted.
Petit on of Jordan Bros, for release
from tax on $4,200 stock of merchan
dise was granted provided said Jordan
Bros, would file with the board said re
ceipt showing ?payment at the March
meeting of said board, at which tjme
petition will be finally agtri Pn.
L, P. Colo, cwnty tr5rfT
reKiilsr monthJy report?
Contract for working the Macon and
Memohis road in district one was award
ed to E. L Stevens, upon his entering
inio formal contract and making band.
W. T. Stowers and W. A. Walker,
committee to inspect flit boat built by
I. G. Guy reported that same had been
built according to plans and specifica
tions and payment of same is recommended.
Following accounts were continued:
C. L. Cole, returning election box, $1;
I. G. Guy. lumber, $28.63.
Green Prince was released from road
tax in district 4.
Petition of H. B. von Kohn for refund
of poll tax, being under age, was granted.
Members of board and officers wai al
lowed per diem and mileage.
County Field Day.
The field .day for county schools this
year will be held at Macon, April 9.
All the written work in the literary
contests will be held on Thursday after
noon before the ninth so that the judges
may have time to make their decisions
before ihe regular meeting ot Friday.
Only bona fide students will be allowed
to enter any conteat. To be a bona
fide student, a pupil must have been in
actual attendance upon school for the
three months immediately proceeding '
Field Day. In athletics all contests
will be held according to Spalaings'
rules. Other regulations will be an
nounced and complate information sent
all school principals within the next
few weeka. Below is given a list of
the events so that all schools may be
gin work upon the selection of their
1: Written spelling: One contest
for gram B'Tada- (below eighth) and
one for high school (eighth, ninth,
tenth, eleventh). Two representatives
from each school in each conteat.
2: Arithmetic: ; One contest for
grammer grades one for High school
Two representatives in each contest
8: Written composition: Open, to
High school grsdes. Two representa
tives from ecb school
4: Reading contest; ime content
for aixan4-en,th rv3os; oi)s n
test for High school grades.' One rep
resentative from each school in each
5: Expression: One contest open
to girls below eighth grade; one open
to girls above eighth grade.' Only one
representative from each school.
6: Declamation: Open to boys of
any grades. One representative from
7: Exhibits in domestic science, do
mestic art and grade work.
These contests will be conducted in
four classes, according to weight:
Class D will include all boys under one
hundred pounds in weight: cla s C, all
from one hundred pounds to one hun
dred and twenty pounds; class B, all
from one hundred twenty to one hun
dred forty-five pounds; and class A, all
over one hundred forty-five pounds in
weight and ill students over twenty
one years of age, regardless of weight.
Class D: 100 yards dash; running
high jump; pole vault.
Class C: 100 yards dash; running
high jump; standing high jump; running
broad jump: standing broad jump; pole
Class B: 100 yards dash; mile race;
relay race; running high jump; stand
ing broad jump; 12 pounds shot put; 12
pound hammer throw; pole vault. .
Class A: Same as class B.
For girls: 50 yards dash for girls un
der eighth4grade; 50 yards dash for
girls above eighth grade.
Mr. D. F. Allgood.
Mr. Forest Allgood announces this
week for re-election as County Attor
ney. He was appointed when the of
fice was created in 1910 and in 1911 was
elected by the people. A capable law
yer and intimately acquainted with
county conditions, he has performed
the duties of his office with an ability
and good sense that his friends think
insure him invincible support. The
criminal record of the county since his
service began compared with that be
fore, is pointed out as convincing proof
of his worth and fitness.
No man in the county has stronger
friends and few, if any, have more
friends than Mr. Allgood. But he ap
peals to the people of the county for
their support on the high ground of
faithful performance of public duties.
We carry a good stock of the follow
ing all the time- Flour Meal Meat
Hams Bacon Urd Sugar Coffee
Rice Qrita Corn Qata Chops Bran
JihorU MipndFeed. Best sar houav
In barrels: N Scales
Constable J. T. Kemp was killed
Sunday night about 7:."0 o'clock by
Horace Hill, a ne,rro that Kemp, with
three other white men, were attempt
ing to arrest.
The killing occurred at the negro's
house on Mr. Drew Cade's place about
13 miles west of Brooksville, and about
two miles from the Winston county
Horace Hill, the murderer, had got
ten into a quarrel several days before
with two negroes, Alex Shine and Jack
son Burrell while they were in the
woods getting out ties. He picked up
an ax and ran Alex Shine, an old negro,
out of the woods. Alex went to Jus
tice of the Peace White and made an
affidavit against Hill for assault, and a
warrant was issued for his arrest. The
nearo eluded the officer several days
and Sunday night, with Messrs. Pat
Boykins, Forest and Derbert Cade,
Constable Kemp went to the . negro's
house to affect his arrest. The house
was surrounded and Kemp and Boykln
went to the front door and called out
for Hill to come out. Hill's wife re
plied that she would open the door in a
minute and when she did, she ran out.
The two officers last mentioned stepped
in the house, which was one room, with
a shed room and had just gotten in
when the negro fired from the shed
roon, the load tearing away half of
Kemp's face. Boykin ran from the
room and reported that Kemp had been
killed, and the murderer ran out of the
rear door. He was shot at several
times but was not hit
Alex Shine, who lives between a quar
t and a half mile from Hill's house
heard the tooT!50,9atn8t
Hill had t!ireaf nd hi flffc got Ma 'jfiUV
and stood oir bis tioat gallerv In a
few minutga Hill came running to
ward Shire, who called to him to halt
and when he did not atop, shot at him,
hitting lifm in Ihe bip. . Hiil tau a short
distance befre felting, but as it was
dark. Shine did not see him. Search
was nip.de for l.irrjll night but without
success ana it" was afterwards found
out that the wounded negro had crawl
ed under Shine's house, where he re
mained until everything became quit,
when he hid in the woods, where he
was found the next morning by Hurley
Jarkson, who took him to another neg
ro's house and reported the capture to
The sheriff 's office in Macon had been
notified and blood hounds were ordered
from Houston, Miss, by phone Deput
ies Sam Clark and Jeff Jackson reach
ed the scene of the trouble about 4
o'clock Monday morning and at 11 o'clock
thty'had the murderer in charge. Quite
a crowd had gathered at the point
where the negro was heji and the dep
uties soon realized that the temper of
the crowJ was such that it would be a
miracle almost if they succeeded in
getting to jail with the murderer, and
for a while they were afraid to start
with him. Finally about 1 o'clock the
crowd thinned out and they started out
but had gone only a mile or two when
they were halted, sacks thrown over
their heads and their hands tied and the
negro taken away. Exacted what hap
pened to the negro is not known but it
is supposed he was snot to death.
This is the first lynching that has
ever happened in that section, but the
murdered officer was a quiet, sober, in
dustrious man, who held the respect of
all and the feeling was such that it was
a foregone conclusion tho murderer,
who has been considered a bad, dange
rous character, even more by his own
race than the whites, would never reach
Court was in session in Macon; there
was no question that proper punish
ment would be promptly meted out to
the murderer and it is very much to be
regretted that the law was not allowed
to take its course. The murderer, too,
was in the hands of the sheriff's deput
ies. It is .said on good authority that
Kemp had more relatives in Lowndes
and Oktibbeha counties than in Noxu
bee and as many friends, and the mob
was composed largely, if not almost en
tirely, of Luwndes, Winston and Ok
Mr. Kemp leaves a wife and four
children and great sympathy is felt for
Our line of New Laces for Spring
1915 are here and comprise, clever
designs in everything new for this
season, to look over this line means
your appreciation. This line of
Laces we selected with great care and
at the same remembered economy
must be the word in every piece of
Lace. Values and prices to suit you
COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF
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Fdderat Aid to Good Road:
i or of Federal Aid to good roads, ' -.
100 bu. St. Charles white s'd corn $2 00
50 bu. Iowa Silver. 90 days $2.00
50 bu. White Dent Early cm. . $2 00
50 bu. Mosby Prolific corn $2 00
50 bu. Yellow Dent 00 day $2 00
60 tons good sound Johnnon hav $10. 00
Irish Cobblers, peck, , , 40c
Early Rose, pectt iiln
parly bliss 1riurt.ph, nki -i--... .tote m'it" .'"
' 4 ni " N;kAl in graveyard,
is conclusively shown in the final
report of the Joiut Congressional
committee which has spent more
than two years studying this gen
eral subject. In 191. i, I Ion. Jona
than Bourne, Jr., chairman of the
committee, sent to a laigi number
of newspapers, commercial organi
zation, farmers' unions and granges
a circular letter asking them to
ascertain the consensus of opinion
in their communities on this ques
tion. I.Vplies representing 100XX) in
di iduals came from every state in
tlui Union, and since the requests
for opinions were made without
(iisrri initiation, and without
kn vledge as to the views held by
the persons or organizations ad
dressed, the responses show with
reasonable accuracy tin attitude
of tho people throughout the
Ninety seven per cent of the re
plies favored Federal Aid and
three per cent were against it.
IMPORTANCE OF MAINTKNANCK.
The report emphasizes the im
portance of maintenance and says:
"The permanence of an improve
ment depends largely upon the
chaiacter of maintenance. The
stone or gravel surface, as well as
the foundation of a highway, needs
constant attention, similar to the
care given the rails and roadbed
of a railroad. It is the filling of
the small rut, the repair of the
small break, that prevents more
"These meu keep the roads in
repair until the harvest season be
gins and then are left free to seek
moie profitable employment among
the farmers of the community. A
road kept in repair until that time
will need no attention during the
hai v est period. The highway pat
rolmen, therefore, afford a con
stant supply of labor upon which
the farmers can depend for part of
their harvest help.
"We believe a very similar sys
tem of maintenance should be
woiked out in this country.''
Death of Mrs. Bray.
Mrs. Henrietta Bray died Wednesday
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Florrie
Cotton, four and a half miles southwest
of Macon. Mrs. Bray had been on a
visit to her sisters, Mrs. Jett Combs,
Mrj. Will Evans. and Mrs. Cotton and.
was petting ready to return to her form,
er h' me in Arksnsa when ?he was
taken sick with pneumonia. XU-t re-.
After fortune has knocked at your door you
may be able to prove an alibh, but what will
be the use. The law of gravity, the rule of
the seasons, the ccrtainity of death, arc not
more sure than that if you waste your sub
stance in riotous living and don't save some
thing, you'll die a poor man.
Better take our advice now and put some
of your earnings in this bank of guaranteed
deposits and be prepared for the day that is
sure to come when you'll need it bad.
Bank of Brooksville
Herbert Drug' Co.,
The "San-Tox" Store
We will be pleased to have you call
and look at a nice line of stationery we
have just received. All the latest styles
and colors represented.
We also have some beautiful Auc
tion Bridge Score Cards of the latest
Be sure and give this line a look
before you buy. It witl you
Herbert Drug' Co.,
The "San-Tox" Store
Monday, February 22d, beinff Wash
ington's birthday, the banka of Macon
will be closed,
Bankt Clost at Thrt:
Beginning Monday, (March 1st, the
banks of Mapon will close at 3 o'plock.
ANQVS QIJLL9-N(fi mf($ttr,d
ngut Built, fnm 10 month la oq
yr ar f W fir t'f, 9 A YSH M Q I
f HCLLILOTUS SEED-Fifty batMi f mil.
cleaned MellUotui wad. fr from Johntaa diu,
fur Ml ALUS SWANM. .
Routo t. Mam. Him.
SWEET POTATOES Scrtnl bnadrwl koihta
of Bunch Yam potato foe Btl at 7t end par
buthel. Alto red peanut. 8. at COCKRELU
RHODE ISLAND RED-Err. from par blood
hen and tft flnrat It rain at 11.00 par attiag of
P. HW- B D. CAV1TT.