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I.' TV ynr A Oi T.T , 65th YLAR MACON, MISSJ?Sirr : FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1914. 1 Hi f 1 : l Letter from Big Bud. To the Beacon: . Although 1 1 wrote in my last letter that I had been sick, my good old friend, Dr. Minor, wag the only one who thought enough of me to write me letter telling me how sorry he was was sick and how much he loved me. He said we were in the same boat, for he'd been suffering with vertigo for the fat three years, but that we were two gray-headed old "Johnnies, , and must stand at attention, obey or ders and take whatever was in store for us that we were both of long-lived ' families and with proper care could live to a good old age, in spite of vertigo that when Bishop Ames, of the North ern Methodist church, died at the age of eighty-one. Judge Ames, of Macon, said his brother had disgraced the fam ilv by dying so young. Dr. Minor is grand old man, and I am so proud that he deems me wrrthv to be called his friend. i Wall, the doctors say I can attend the sessions of the Legislature, but '. must not take too active a part; not make manv speeches. But my old friend. Frank Dantzler, used to say that if he wanted to punish me, he would put me in a crowd and fix me so I could.i't talk. But I'll try to hold my peace if I can content myself with vot ing "aye" and "no" on the many bills proposed.' Mrs. Ed Owen, known to most of us as Miss Cal. Jamagin, told me that she went out this summer to see my old- . time friend, Will Bogle and his family. She said that Will had a son-in-law in the Legislature of that state, arid that he read my letters from the Mississippi Legislature with great interest, and that he was sure if he lived in our county, he would vote for me again. But if I can't take an active part in the proceedings of the House, I fear that he will be disappointed in this" ses sion. '. V . ' i All before this, I have been cnmpli- merited bv haviner friends throughout the state' a'-'t toe to Introduce i .ir hi(!R, i i . . Apropos of the mention of WilVBCfcle - recalls to my mind many pleasant m'era ories, when he, Bob Patty, Ben Allen and George Dillard ' were the "Big Four" in Noxubee politics. They were all my friends and I had many it good time with them. , ' Once 1 was selected on the jury and I had my friend. Capt. Thomas Pierce, to come into Macon with me, promising to get old man Ben Walker, then sheriff, to put him oivthe jury also. At my re- quest, Ben told him to step in.the jury box. and become member of jury No. 1. When they commenced trying cases, Will Bogle Said, "Mr. Pierce can Btep aside." Finally I said to Tom, "What has Will Bogle got against you? I'd Hee the gentleman and have this thing stopped." Tom very promptly replied, "I'll see the gentleman about this." When court adjourned, I saw him ,take Bogle off to one Bide and expostulate with him. I found out afterward this was what he said, "Mr. Bogle, I want to know sir, why you excuse me from the jury every time?" Will told me that as soon as Tom said this to him, he knew I had put him up to it, so he said, "Why, Capt. Pierce, I thought you'd understand this at once. There were ' some knotty questions in those cases and I knew Etnmett Cavett and those mother fellows didn't have sense enough to see into them and I knew you did." . So Tom sa'd at once, "By Gosh, old fellow that is alright." Will passed me in a few minutes af terward and said, "I caught on to your game, old fellow, and scotched it." The next night we were all at the hotel and I was telling that they didn't allow Tom to sit on a single case. We had negroes on the jury then, and Tom at once replied, "Yes, gentlemen, I was 'somewhat cut up at being excused from the jury, but when I looked back and saw that they had left five negroes on the jury with my triend, Cavett, I didn't take it as any reflection on my intelligence." Tom was 'always ready for you, very quick at repartee and' we certainly en joyed that session of the court. Tom O'Neill said I reminded him of an old country friend of his, who was called on the jury for a week, and well tanked up by the lawyers on both sides, and was asked when he got back home how he liked being on the jury. Ha said, "Why, boys, it was equal to two Christmas's. " I don't think the young er geueration has as much fun at all these gatherings as we did in the brave old days of yore. K Monday was Gen. Lee's birthday and the ' Legislature adjourned at twelve 9'clpeH to wv9 to fei nwnoiy- I notice that the grand army men hon ored themselves in turning out with the old Confederates in Mobile in respect to his memory this grand Southern, sol dier! , President Roosevelt said that Robt. E. Lee was the greatest soldier Vf the English speaking oeople. Well, when old Federal soldiers join with old Con federates honoring bur great men. it seems that the war is about over. I am beginning to think that Gen Meagher, who commanded a, famous Irish brigade in the Federal army, was about right In what he said to Judge Wm, Price, who lav wounded on the battle fiVld at Seven Pines, and said to Gen. Mea gher, "I never expected to see the fa- mous Irish patriot wearing that uniform and fighting to enslave a brave and n'oble people, " and the General replied, "Why, young man. you are very much mis taken; I am fighting to preserve the best government the World has ever seen." And since this government has done ao many things to aid the Southern people giveh us money at all times to relieve the distress of oyer flows and disaster; stamped out the yellow fever; given us rural delivery and aid of every bind to help the farmers; and now go ing to give us regional banks, which will give the farmer money at low rate of interest on a long time; I now begin to believe the General was about half right. , - ' Well, we passed a very stringent bill in the House, regulating the running of automobiles. , If it passes, no auto will be allowed to run over twenty miles, be compelled to halt when they see that horses hitched to vehicles are fright ened, under heavy penalty. If this law is passed and can be enforced. I won't mind riding in an auto. The legislature has been invited by the citizens of Hattiesburg to go there next Saturday, entirely at their ex pense, to inspect the Normal School, which has been conducted with suoh signal success by good friend, Prof. Joe Cook. The people of Hattiesburg cer tainly have nerve, for they raised $250,- 000 for the establishment of this school, and now are going to this expense to show the Legislature what a magnifi- . .Macor.'SVttrtit.ed to some of this credit, for- we have given Hattiesburg seme of .j our very best young men, who have contributed large ly to its success. - , . I hear that our stringent whiskey bill Is likely to strike several snags in the Senate, and I see that one man has an nounced himself as candidate for Gov ernor on "Local Option" platform. I think this will be a pretty catchy plat form, as I believe a great many of our people would prefer this solution of the question. Bishop Galloway always said that he didn't care for statutory prohi tritnn unless we could have constitution al prohibition for it could be thrown into politics at any time, and it seems that his predictions are about to be ful filled. The parties who have charge of the Reformatory bill have just called me up to ask that I take the leadership on the question in the House, but I was com pelled to decline as I didn't feel equal to the task, but promised my heaitv support. From what I can gather, I don't think Bilbo will have as easy sailing to get in the Governor's chair as I did be fore 1 came down here. There is evidently no good feeling on the part of the "White Chief," for he recognized the fact that Bilbo allowed Percy to be nominated with, as he claimed himself, the bribe money in his pocket. This has been an acknowledged act, and I've always been surprised that the Vardamart men felt under obli gation to Bilbo. Mrs. Vardaman was present at almost every meeting of the caucus and knew that Bilbo could have nominated her husband and didn't, by telling of the bribe money, so I under stand she has no use for him and haB never invited him to her house. Vardaman refused to be introduced by Bilbo at the fair; would not go over to Vicksburg, though urgently asked to do so. This breach is found to widen, and probably we can defeat him at the polls.. If we can get the Elective Judi ciary bill declared constitutional and have tne judges and chancellors elected by the people, it will aid very material ly in defeating Bilbo. - A great many of my loyal friends, believing that he is the strongest man, have an eye on the judgeship and will likely vote for him. This is human nature. Noel was a strong advocate of the Elective Judi ciary system, but when elected he found flaws in the way it was carried, and al though Quin introduced and' passed a measure allowing the people, to vote far these officers just as we were doing for United States Senators, he refused to approve it, and appointed the judges and chancellors. l)ien came pw Kcl friend, Earl t .ing be Jected, pht, ve iled bf a judges. it if this 'gbt les iion so Legislft' ture will re-enact this biU, ' pill let it become a law without his t ature. Well, I want to saythiv I don't in tend my letters should inf. I the peo ple who take daily news pers,. any thing about proposed leirlsfation, but are intended for my cons sitaents who do not have this privilege.. The Senate hus reconsil.ed its ac tion about the people V; Ing ohvthe question whether we will 1 "ve a Consti tutional Conventional or pot and the chances are that they wi ! foncur in the House resolution and su ;.H. it to the people and we will have 6o depend on the Governor vetoing it. fWe are pass ing quite a number of necessary bills and I expect we will frw. through by March 1st to 10th. ' The committee appointed to investi gate the charges against the 1. 1. & C. reported on yesterday that they had made a thorough investigation of the charges made by S. T, Payer and found they were utterly groundless and en tirely without foundation. When the motion was made to adopt the, report, I moved that it be adopted by a rising vote, which was done, every member standing. This endorses emphatically the administration of President Whit field and in the management of this splendid institution. - Now let us catch Mr. or Miss Payer. . ': Yours,' ; . Bio Bud . PEANUT POINTERS. Thrat ProfltabU Crop In On: 1. One ton of vines' per acre is only an ordinary crop of vines. They are worth on the farm $15 00 per ton, one half of which should be profit. 2. Thirty-four bushels of peanuts per acre is $he average yield; one dollar per tmshe) Ia fair pr Jj-JHp jffi&flffiEffiOwi TttpTi.Mt lll tnaW. x . 3.- If after the crop is made you neg lect to gather it, but let it all return to the soil, it adds nitrogen to your soil, the market value of which exceeds $30 per acre. Some protit there. By feeding the vines to cattle, mules or horses and letting the hogs harvest the peanuts, all three of these crops can be saved. ' It is hardly possible to lose them all. The average peanut crop has a feed ing value, per acre, equal to that of fif ty' bushels of corn. Remember that; dont forget it. Prof. Duggar at the Alabama Experi ment Station found that an acre of Spanish peanuts on poor, gravelly land produced 600 pounds of live weight of hogs. At 614 cents per pound, the present price, that would be $39 per acre. The Louisiana Station has found that an acre' of peanuts on poor land contained 192 pounds of nitrogen, the market, value of which is from 18 to 20 cents per pound. 192 pounds at 18 cents equals $34.56. Eighty per cent of the elements contained in the feed is con tained in the manure. Therefore, eigh ty per cent of the $34.56 worth of nitro gen in the peanut crop must be returned to the soil when the crop is harvested by hogs. , Therefore, we add $27.64, value of nitrogen, to $39, value of gain in hogs, and we have gross returns of $66.64 from an acre of peanuts on poor land. The 46.64 will pay all expenses of raising the crop. - The soil will be ereatlv benefitted by the addition of humus, etc. If these returns are not satisfactory, the crop should be given a chance on some good soil and the re sults will be correspondingly great. John H. Page, Agricultural Commis sioner of Arkansas, says, "In Arkansas one man made $600 on six acres of pea nuts and had a ton of hay pt-r acre left." That is mighty good for Arkansas However, it can, it should, and it will be beaten in Noxubee county, Missis sippi. Scales Takes Charge. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 17. Adjt.-Gen Erie Scales, recently appointed by the Governor to succeed Gen. Arthur Fridge, resigned, is now in 'full charge and is getting acquainted with the duties and responsibilities of his new position. He has the advantage of the advice and assistance of Lieut. B. F. McClellan of the regular army, who is on instruction and inspection service with the Missis sippi National Guard, which, added to the good shape in which he found the records of the department, makes the opening of his service easier. " Brewer, advocating the sam fore the election, then, whe decides it was not submitter) toed the bill the people bad Urge majority and appointed t But now I think Earl sees tl measure could be passed, it i sen the chances of Bilbo's el he has announced that lf; f 1 - ing An uptown lady painted a picture and mlled it "Spring." It got such a withering criticism from her friends that the leaves on the trees curled up and died and ruined the picture. COLUMBUS MARD ORKS I have the county of cy in Noxubee above Marble Worki. On rst-clnss work is turned every piece guaranteed H. E. DORROH, Agent, Macon, Mississippi For Sale. Five good Mules $16 00 to $260.00 Ono nice four-year-old bty Colt, bv Carr's horse. ......... 125.00 One nice grade Jersey tow and heiler Uair J. w.w One good saddle and harness Horse, afftgid of nothing. . . 150.00 Two second-haiWaons, $25.00 & 35.00 One new steel Sctibn Harrow 12.50 One double-acting cut-away Harrow . 85 00 One new Alfalfa Harrow, 25.00 One suosoil Plow. 6.00 7.50 1.00 7.50 5.00 10.00 land Three Texas Hanger nows. at sat Six Sweep-Stocks and Sweepi Two steel Cotton and C Jorn Planters, at Two Fertilizer Distributors, at SiX'Hampshire Belted Pigs, at 360 acres fine prairie, alfalfa one mile from city of Macon, Miss., on rock road. All under Ynce and well improved. Write or call for prices. 80 acres Drairie land near Mahorner place, one mile from good road. Forty acres in cotton and corn and forty acres in Johnson graes. Write or call for prices. N. Scales. 19- 4C , MacoiJi Mm. 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