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THE MAGOIf . .BEACGI? i
. t,,,- - sen t t i- . - ,. ... , . , . i I., - , ,,.. i fftl i . . -- 65th YEAR MACON, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 61914. NUMZSR IS Letter from Mr. Brame To the Beacon I arn just In receipt of a letter from "Big Bud," who ia at his son-in-law'i ' Dr. Roberta,-at the A. & M. College He writes that he hopes to be back Sun' day, I miss him; in fact, we all miss - him. His concurrent resolution to h vestigate the allowance of the large sum of $50,000 to the receivers and at torneys connected with the defunct Union Bank & Trust Co., of Meridian has passed both Houses, and the com mittee will Investigate the matter. We are all very anxious about Sena tor Price, and trust that he will soon be back in his place, where he is so much needed. Mr. Minor, as chairman of the Local and Private committee, is kept very busy and gives eminent satisfaction " I Introduced a bill with the view of re- ' licvmg his- committee and the House from, passing on so many local bills to reimburse parties having stock killed or injured by defective bridges and cul verts. Mr. Minor and myself prepared a substitute and this passed the House and is now before the Senate. Its pur pose is to allow the Boards of Supervise ors, in their discretion, to settle these claims, The House is now being flooded with another class of loeal bills, for which a general bill should be passed, viz; To pay for cattle killed by dipping under the tick eradication law. If we are go ing to force people to dip their cattle, those that are killed by the act of dip ping, through no fuult of the owner, should be paid for them. We hope to get through further legis- tion relative to road laws of the state before the session closes. We are always glad to welcome all , our friends from Noxubee, and if they can't come down,- we will take pleasure in trying to assist' them in any matter ' of interest to them. ?i Adjt.-Gen. Scales, I understand, is filling the role of soldier in his new po sition in a way that is very gratifying to his friends .and the members ofthe . ViatioiiaI iJ.iard. :& Xyji ' - J thought Mrs. Brame would become tired before now and would want to go back home, but she seems to be very much satisfied. . Yours, - T. W. Brame. FROM THE PEOPLE. Tht R-appalntmnt of Airtcuttnrat Comminiontr Haddon. Editor the Beacon: . . Mr. Cavett III. Mr. Cavett has not been at all well : since the present session of the legisla ture and has been confined to his room , a day or two of nearly every week' since he has been in Jackson. He came home last Friday and left on Saturday for Starkville with the intention of spending a day or two with his daugh ter Mrs, Dr. Roberts at the A. & M. Collage. He intended to return to Jackson Monday or Tuesday, but was too unwell to attempt the trip. He is in hopes though to be well enough to return on Saturday. The Beacon's readers will regret his illness, for one reason, that his usual letter will be missed from our column's this weeiC. Big Bud's letter of last w, ek came in on day of publication, and on account of having more composition than we could get up in one day, a page of his letter was omitted, which is given be low: Col. Street visited us the other day 'and we gave him quite an ovation in the House. He was looking well and vigorous; would not go into the Senate because Bilbo was presiding, but had Senator Trice, of whom he is very fond, to come outside the Hall and greet him. The Colonel said he had heard a good many anti-Vardaman men irf Meridian say that if Vardaman would drop Bilbo they wouuld never have anything to Tho Board of Supervisors, some time ago, prompted by a desire to be econom ical in the expenditure of the county funds, decided to dispense with the ser vices of the agricultural commissioner for this year. Later, however, upon the urgent solicitation of a number of the progressive farmers of the county, they decided to reconsider the matter, the result being that they secured the services of Commissioner Haddon for the ensuing year. I wish to most sincerely felicitate and congratulate the honorable Board of Supervisors on this action; I feel that any other procedure would have been a very serious mistake a backward step, the effect of which would have been very detrimental to the best interests of the whole people of Noxubee county, Many farmers are just now cautiously and timidly approaching the bridge over boll weevil river. The bridge upon which they are to pass from the old- time system of cotton farming to the modern, diversified and live-stock farm ing, which is destined to usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity, the like of which has never been approached under the reign of old king crtton. Now, more than ever before, the farmers need the assistance thus pro vided in the commissioner of agricul ture. 'Now, more than ever before, the farmers should appreciate and avail themselves of the opportunity to profit by the assistance thus wisely placed at their command. Commissioner Haddon is at your ser vice. Don t expect him to force his services upon you: that is not his mis sion. Ask for his assistance when wanted and your requests will not be unheeded. Any thinking man knows that the ag ricultural possibilities of, Noxubee coun ty are very great. There is not a par ticle of sense in allowing the boll weevil cause any depression in real estate values or any panic or poverty in this county. If you heed1 the advice of fng of that kind will occur. If you re fuse advice' when needed, you should blame yourself alone for the result. In those parts of the United States where agric; Uaral science has reached its highest d ;vslopment, the inhabitants deem it wise and profitable to employ the services of a county commissioner of agriculture at a salary of $2,000 to $4,000 per year, with the use of an auto mobile thrown in. If the iarmers of Noxubee county will only take advan tage of the opportunity presented and confer with the commissioner of agri culture, often the results will be such as will cause the salary paid to seem utterly insignificant. Co-operation is the order of the day. Let all pull together for a greater No ubee county. A Progressive Farmer. The Unwisdom of Prohibition. That there are many good and j excellent people who advocate pro hibition no one will deny, but, like all other enthusiasts, they are disposed to go to extremes and seek to compol by unpopular legis lation the total abolition of the liquor traffic. Realizing that Btate prohibition laws where they are" in force are not effective in restrain ing the use of liquor, tney are now seeking to force national prohibition law on the country. There is nothing in morals that condemns the use of wine or liquor in moderation and it is a fact that of the great mass of people that use such beverages the total nam ber that abuse, such use and be come inebriates is quite small. . To punish vast numbers of people be- cause of the sins of a few , is both illogical and unjust. In those countries of Europe where wine is most extensively produced and also consumed there is little or no drunkenness. The production and sale of wines and liquors are not therefore the causes of drunkenness. The trouble lies with the lack of self-restraint and strength of mind of indjr-jjduals. Actual experience has vsrnon- strated that there is more drunk enness in prohibition states than n Tommouwealths that nave so far declined to enact restrictive laws. ) That a small community - has a right to regulate its own neighbor hood affaiys,. iri the matter of the sale of liefuor has long since been established by the enactment of local opcion laws, dui one commu nity certainly has not the right either in justice or in, morals to regulate the affairs of other com munities, hence the unwisdom of, statewide or nationwide prohibit tion laws. New Orleans IMcay urj.fo Government Railroad for Alaska say against him in the future. - I was very much pleased, indeed, to see that our junior Senator, Vardaman, had the grit to go to President Wilson and protest against the nomination of a negro judge for the District of Wash ington. I think it a shame that none of our Southern senators went with him, but he had to go alone. His posi. tion on the "negro question has been the main thing that made me a Varda man man, and I feel sure that there is not a man, woman or child in the coun ty of Noxubee who will not approve of bis action in this matter. Why Prescription Clark Go Crazy. . "This child is my little girl. I send you a penny for two sitless powders for a groan up adult who is sike." "You will please give the little boi penuf worth of epcac for to throw up In a five months old babe." "I have a cue pain in my child's dia gram. Please give my son something to release it. " "My little baby has eat up its father's parish plasteher. Send an anecdote as quick as possible by the enclosed little girl." "I haf a hot time in my inside & wish I wood like it to be extinguished," The Columbia State. Why be constipated, when you can buy Liv-Vertl,a from JVlliKPHpy Drug Guaranteeing Deposits in Banks. The Legislature of Mississippi is going to enact a law requiring banks to guarantee all deposits of money intrusted to them. Such a law is extaut iu several of the states, aud among them is Okla homa. . , The object of such a law is to protect the money of depositors in trusted to banks and insure that there shall be on hand at all times cash to pay depositors. This can ouly be accomplished by requiring the banks to deposit a fuud for the purpose with the state treas fury instead of keeping it in their own "vaults. Every bank is expected to keep a reserve fund on hand to meet all demands of depositors, but when business is very active they may be tempted to let out more ihun is required for the reserve, and should a run be started the banks might tiot be able to stand it. But when a portion of the reserve is placed in the hands of the State Government it would bo on hand when needed. But it should seem that the state should pay interest on all the guarantee money depos ited with it. The state might spend tho reserve money of the bauks, and surely it should pay for the opportunity wheu made use of. New Orleans Picayune, It is reported that the postmas ter general is thinking of increas ing the weight of packages mail able by parcel post in the lirst two zones to one hundred pounds. This means the weight of single packages. You can send one hun dred pounds iu the hist two zones right now, if you Piak.g jt up in The bill . passed by h tTn V? House of Itepresentatives will in all likelihood become a law and it will mark the beginning of a national railway system by the United States. Forty million dollars out of the public treasury for the con struction of the work makes up the sum to be appropriated for its construction. The highest cost for railroad con struction in the United States is about ffiO.OOO a mile. Forty mil lions will build over 600 miles of road, which would penetrate a considerable distance into the country. There are at present iu Alaska some 4G0 miles of railway built by private companies and owned by them. In order to jriug them all into harmony the United States may buy them and carry on business as the owner of 1,000 miles of railroad. Alaska has several seaports, and while those on the Arctic ocean are for a great part of the time locked iu ice, the Pacific ports are kept open by the warm current which Hows up from the south. There are already several steamship lines operating to the ports of Alaska, and besides gold tho country has coal. Coal certainly comes in handy in as cold a country as Alaska. sscvr Orleans Picayune. I w . awjiij run i nc J i JQossgboe fa itndt vilk roar oat" ' II ""Y''.' MAXdaUJW T " II xB' m " , it1 " t , Just received fujl lines of L-adies vSKoes and Slippers in all shapes, various leathers and the last word in style, comprising makers as follows: Ziegler Bros. Red Cross Krippendorf-Dittmann For the Men t L. S. & D. Shoes, which stands for Ser 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 snaDov. ' You can pay .more, but you cannot buy u'-'-'f- loore. LeiTis rnojyorf rnow-whilc- yoa' can get just exactly what you want. ' Don't forget our FREE parcel post ser vice, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING and SHOES. We deliver goods right at your door and NO COST TO YOU for postage. ARCEL OSTcP DXT GOODS - CLOTHING 'SHOES rMS Senator John ' Sharp Williams spoke on the Alaska railroad bill last Thursday, and said the bill proposed to spend forty million dollars to accommodate 500,000 persons, ui course, the railroad may be the means of opening the country to settlement and thus come in time to serve several mil lions of people, but the chief ob jection one advanced by the sen ator is that the government will be launched by this bill into state socialism. It will be a precedent hara to ignore when the next scheme for a bond issue is brought up. Mobile liegister, A witness fell dead in a New York municipal court and a phy sician who was present on leeal business tried for half an hour to restore the vital spark. The doc tor's bill presented to the estate of the deceased was $ 500, or at the rate of 16.50 a minute; and he had to sue for it. An expert was called in to value the physician's services. "About $15," said the expert. Mobile Eegister. COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS We build Monuments, Mark ers, Tombstone and Coping, everything for the Cemetery lot. Our work ia erected on Cjncrite foundation. Priees are reasonable. H. E. DORROH, Agent, Macon, Mississippi Announcement. This is to state to my patrons and friends that I will leave for New York on February 8th, for the purpose of spending six weeks doing post-graduate work. My address will be The New York I'ost-uraauate Medical School and Hos pltal. I will return about April 1st to re sume my practice at Macon. Very respectfully, J. M. Stanley. It is, of course, conceded that a soiled naokin should not be Dut uncn the table a second time, but a guest is not to be commended who puts the napkin in his POCN to Insure ppin5 !he prsttic?! NOTICE, GROCERYMEN. The rules and regulations in reference to screening all fruits and vegetables and other food which is usually eaten uncooked will be enforced after March 1st. I am informed by the officials of the State Board of Health that the doors need not be screened if suitably screened cases are used for these foods, although both screened cases and doors are the beat protection against the fly. J. m. STANLEY,. Chief Health Officer Noxubee County. , Very few newspaper men are worrying about the fact that un less they get their income tax re turns in by March 1 thoy wjjj be Jlfii)le f!Jf(te?PffWO, ' "". , COAL TO BURN THREE GRADES "CLIMAX Red Ash "HARGROVE CAHABA" Red Ash "MI CO Gray Ash If MACON ICE CO. OFFICE PHONE 39 RESIDENCE 14S Chew D J Tobacco A MILD AND PLEASING CHEW GUARANTEED THE BEST JO CENT PLUG MADE, . .