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EE ACOI T Id: rfAcon. n:c::;;FfiC nu. 7. January so. i 914. Letter fromi BtBixd. I was not peeved .'with the Bea con about the misspelling . of the 4 w&rd "shorn" as .printed,, tat the I.eaoon got peeved at; me when, In . my next letter, I alluded to it and , said that the , Beacon must be about the 'Bible like Clark Lewis Baid Jahn Allen was when the re . doubtable private quoted the Bible on Clark. Clark said that John was verging upon. "terra incognita, but the Joke was on me, for my .original letter was returned to me ''Towing that toy itenographer had v misspelled nearly every word. - -1 dictated this letter to this young ' . man and he took It to his office, typed it and' sent it off without , my seeing it. I have found that : the young people do not speiras well as those ot us who '.. were taught spelling- ,in the Old Feld -schools, '7; 'V .v:V':v,v'' - that,thU summer, while; spelling. maccnes were the rage inTHacon, that Some one'.told, Mother Ames . .that Prof. 8. had ; sit down on , ,scissors;"a,nd the kind-hearted old lady at onoe asked, if it hurt him much, I am glad to Bay-lie was not damaged very badly.but all of ns whose children spell bad ly, on account of not being taught ; correctly, are badly damaged: ; . . Well, the suffragettes have had their day in , the Legislature and their bill was defeated, but they , Bay they are not at allxliscoijraged f and will trv. again and of course, ,'Will final succeed as they gener-''.-ally get wbat they go, after. A the Merchants &Farmttr hank I mv remarks Mii th i-iwnliitinn that had paid 100 per ctrdividend I hardlv knew Jude Whitmau and is still paying 10 ner cent and did not know who the attornevs or i their stock can hardly- be bought receivers rwere, so had no prcju et all; and that Tom lleard, had dice-but .simply wanted to act in told, last year, that the Bank of Jhp interest of 4he peor'e of- the Brooksville had thought of ,de- state unrl thun urmW: that iill daring 100 per cent dividend and Such allowances wouldiLe inv J-, did pay 15 per cent this yeafo -and gated by the legislature Vs lot' ; as the Bank of Macon had made. 20 vour Bier Bud was a member and per cent this year and ia in better I could refc sunn a mpnsnr nassfdJ shape than it had ever been-that The Jlouse adopted theresoluUofi all these good.' friends mine unanimously and it was .scat U couia well take care of themselves, J once to the senate.- Bilbo re' rred I Still thought it my duty to look it to the Judieiarv (lommitfefi with- after the depositors and trv to out hnvinir it nWI. hnt .T iinW. have the bill so framed that no "stand that the committee will re- port it do pass , and will come ;up this morning, ; ; fl&iQ Bob.- I AGENTS FOR THE I " M5SSt02 maa in Mississippi wouia lose a dollar that he put into anv bank. Bu$ whether I voted for it or not was af small matter for I believe the legislature wasoverwhelminirlv in 1 favor of this measure and I wrote to our bankers that all thev could do would be try and get the oiu written so as to oe as least ob jectionable to them : as Possible. The bill (s in. the senate how and I understand that the senate will approve the guarantee feature, al lowing it to be optional - with the banks about coming under the Early Reccllecticiis - t'SSisf Old Ksxdbe majority of the committee reported J"htie 1&iIll6wjnY the" people to vote on the question of women voting, unfavorably, but Henry Minor was gallant enough to bring in a minority report favoring the measure and the ladies were so well v pleased with this that they got Henry to take the floor and advo cate. the adoption of this minority . report. X don't tnink Henry in tended to be so active in Support or tnis measure but circumstances were against him and he is recog nized now as one of the leaders in 'i favor of this measure. I voted for the measure, told them that I was unqualifiedly in, favor of woman suffrage .and that I believed the reason so many members opposed this 'measure was that they were afraid of competition thought if tthe ladies had the right to vote . and hold office, a good many men would lose their seats; that they would be like a man I heard of once Who was a stenographer for banker." He wee t in one morning and was told tpat his services would be needed no longer, as they bad employed a lady to take his place. He then went to clerking and one morning another lady had taken that place. He then went tnis position was soon niied by lady, and the, next thing they saw or , nim, ne was painting , church steeple the only position. he said, that he, could get where, he would not be supplanted by a woman. Judge Brame. voted against the ladies. 1 tried to get Tom to vote with us, but Mis. Brame was op posed to this bill herself and she -was sitting right by Tom, so I had . to let him alone, for we all know .that the the1 "gray mare is the better horse in that team." The legislature has been discuss ing the banking bill very assidu ously this week. All are very much interested In the passage of a banking bill. My friend and cousin, Eliot Yates, wrote one of the strongest arguments from his stand point against the indemnity feature of the banking bill that was written by any one to this body and all that I heard speak of , it Bay that it is unanswerable and NoxubeeV other three members were very much opposed to this feature. I was rather in favor of this as it made deposits absolutely safe in the State of Mississippi and although it might cost some of our banks some, money, still when; I ' I know that under the splendid manngf went 9f t&e pnwet 91 Edttor the Beacon In looking over a copy of the Confed erate Vateran a few dayi ago I saw a notice in it calling attention to the fact that Mr. E. H. . Allman, who was member of the 6th Mississippi regiment, and whose address now is "Old Shell law and allowing no bank to come Ro8d" Mobile. ' Ala.i hu issued map under the operation of this meas- an1 8nort ketch Jn pamphlet ure without hein thnmnaTilv 1 shape of the battle, of Harris- amined by all' the bank examiners burg, (near Tupelo, Mississippi), which and recommended bv them. This. batt,e WM the only. one Kreat P"mi- I understand, is like the Kansas nonce that that command engaged in bill Which 1 am told, "is working ourmg me war, aicnougn uiey were in well. The Senate itself has made many skirmishes and did valiant ser- the bank-examiners elective. I favor this feature as I want all of. ficials elected by the people. Some said that the people would not be competent to elect a bank exami ner, Whyi these- examiners have vice throughout the struggle. Now the map and Bketch Mr, Allman is advertising may be bad for the small sum of 60 .cents, having been gotten up aa a work of love and with no view of profit, to the end that it might be oil to pass a rigid examination bv a h6'66 in. perpetuating memory of a 4 committee of bankers and no' one is allowed to become a candidate for this office without being recom mended by .this Board, just like the -superintendent of Education has to .have certain qualifications before he can become a candidate. laite au tne appointing power irom ine uovernor ana other om cials that we possibly can. . ; ; f 'Wi had a junketing trip to Hat- tiesburg last Saturday and I felt well enough to go and did go in company with my daughters, Mrs, Allie Swann and Mrs. Dr. Robert, We had a splendid time and our relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Shumaker cause, though lost is still dear, especial ly to those who took part in it or lived through the years covered by the strug gle..', -., . ' . Now there are quite a number of peo ple living In Noxubee county who were members of the 6th Mississippi Cavalry, they having belonged to Capt. Sterling Harper's company, which had the regi mental rank of "Company R," rind 1 Knf!We-kSy-wiirt)e"giad" Ut Mw tiiat the information I refer to, which touches upon their doings during the war, may be bad for tne insignificant sum mentioned. ' v Of those whom 1 can now remember as having belonged to Capt Harper's company, some dead, others living, are and Frank Foote and his wife made us feel very much at home Wm Shields, Marion Shields, war-time rindeed. All the Macon boys were surveyor or Noxubee county; Dave La- attentive to us, and Fletcher Jack- Krone, Sr.; Wm. btepney Martin, fatfr son insisted on my using his fine er of Henry Martin, now living near horse and buggy while, there. Macon; uoiph unne, ut. j. u, Sanders, Hattiesburg has certainly done Andrew L. Hayme, Carr Boyle, Doss herself proud in contributing and Dy8 (two " them 01 th Lynn Creek erecting the splendid buildings at settlement); Bill Calloway, Jr., Wesley the Normal College, costing some Smith, war-time contractor and builder tSpriiig' 1914 Just received full lines of Ladies vShoes and Slippers in all shapes, various leathers and the last" word in style, comprising makers as follows: Ziegter Bros. Red Cross Krippendorf'Dittmann For the Men , L. S. & D. Shoes, which stands forSer " vice, Style and Economy. These Shoes have Prestige because you get more com ' fort, longer wear and the price always low er. We have just opened our Spring 1914 . line. They are very attractive and snappy. .. . You can pay-more, but you . cannot Jux 1 -more. .juej jus snpw.;yqu. nVn, while you f v - can get just exactly what you want. Don't forget oar FREE parcel post ser- ' vice, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING and SHOES. We deliver goods right at your door and NO COST TO YOU for postage. 1300,000.00 and then, to show their progress and that they had made good, inviting the whole legislature and their, friends down free of expense and giving them a fine dinner at the college, which President Joe Cook assured us cost only 12 13 cents a plate. I told some of them that Macon had a very kindly feeling for Hatties burg because we had sent some of our best young men down there; that they had no banKS until Ma con men and Macon capital started it, and that we sent Tom Ferguson down there to boom their real es tate, when he had to give an In dian ball game to. attract the crowd and did not have to go far from Hattiesburg to get the In dians; and they could not get as many brick as they . wanted until we sent Tom Crymes there to burn them for them; and just- think 1 that this bank, First National, now one of the largest in the state, was started scarcely twenty five years ago the only bank at that time between Meridian and New Orleans! The Trustees of the Normal School want one more dormitory and although we all very much oppose building any new buildings this year, I think we ought to build this one for them as we nev er have built one there. Last summer I read an article stating that Judge Whitman, chan cellor of the 2d district, had al lowed a fee of 950,000 to the two receivers and two attorneys of the defunct Union Trust and Banking Co. of Meriaian as a partial pay ment for their services. As no one seemed inclined to do so I in troduced a joint resolution in structing our investigating com mittee to investigate this at once and report back their findings to us and if the report was true and the fee excessive that we might take such steps as to prevent such BH9wnGC3 .in future. Jjtated in up to 1862 when this company was orga nized; Bob Hudson. And boy though I was when the bat tle of Harrisburg took place I shall nev er forget the next day after its happen ing, for I was on my way to Tupelo with a fresh horse for my brother, (traVeling overland), having started from borne not knowing that a battle was eminent, and imagine the awe and impresaions that possessed me when, within about ten miles of Tupelo, on the west side of the M. & 0. R. R., I beard the tread ahead of me, it seemed, 01 a million neaa or horses, and as many voices carrying the old and fami liar church song of "Am I a Soldier of the Cross, a Follower of the Lamb. and my surprise when a little further on they appeared in sight, and my sor row wnen meeting them when 1 was told that they had been in battle and had lost nearly all of their commissioned officers and were retreating, their des tination being the Big Black, where they later did some good service. I remember of having asked about the first thing after meeting the com mand, (they were riding in fours and the procession about a half-mile long), of the fate of brother Andrew, and when told that Capt. Harper's company was further back in line and that my brother, whom all knew because he was the youngest and smallest member of the regiment,, was along, having come out of battle unharmed, my joy knew no bounds, There were quite a number in line who had been only slightly wounded, the more seriously, wounded having been left behind. The song they, were ' singing 'and which sounded Heavenly with o many voices, was in honor of the dead and mortally wounded they left on the field, Isham Harrison, the regiment's colonel. having been among the number killed. This was the first time I had seen the regiment since the time they were in winter quarters at West Point, and where I also went to carry my brother fresh horae, and taking the West Point visit m standpoint from which w wwrfj m M REPAYS ARCEL OSTcP DJTf GOODS CLOTHING 'SHOES COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS We build Monument!, Mark en, Tombstone and Coping, everything for the Cemetery lot. Our work u ereeted on Conerite foundation. Prices re reasonable. , H. E. DORROH, Agent, Macon, Miiaiisippi to judge, one could hardly be made be lieve that the soldiers were the same ones I met at West Point, for at West Point there was one practical joke af ter another perpetrated upon some poor fellow and the giving of him the horse laugh, never giving religious matters a thought, while now every man seemed imbued with the religious spirit, not a word, deed or action betraying other wise. . ad this command done no other ser vice during the war, their1 valor and deeds in the battle of Harrisburg were enough to immortalize the regiment. this battle having gone into history as one exemplifying the valor of the Con federate soldier, for the command fought against odds, three or four to one and for two days held their own, to the wonder and admiration of the world. ' To those of this command who are living; the boy they met with the horse southwest of Tupelo the next day after the last day of the battle of Harris burg, sends greetings and trusts that time has acted gently with them, and to those gone, peace to their ashes. J. J. Haynib. COAL TO BURN THREE GRADES Ved Ash yRedAsh . 7 mi co " ' Gray Ash MAG "HARGROVE CAHABA" ON ICE CO. OFFICE PHONE 39 ' fciai.iMiii 1 ' RESIDENCE 14S B3B639! Chew p J Tobacco A MILD AND PLEASING CHEW GUARANTEED THE BEST " 10 CENT PLUG MADE. . '