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! E MACOE ACOM 65th YEAR MACON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1914. NUIIZZR 18, B Letter from Big Bud. Dar PopU .f Noxub- ve have had a rather lively time the last few days. "We had up the 1. 1. & C. bill and a rider was put on providing that all girls above the quota allowed from each county should pay tuition. Our delegation did all we could to de feat this as we thought it unfair, as no girl has been deprived of her place from any county because some counties had more than their quota. Noxubee has twenty-three girls there, but each county has all allowed them by law and as we have the dormitory room and plenty of teachers, I think any county ought to be allowed to send enough to fill up the dormitory, even if the number exceeds their quota. This amendment was adopted but we put in a motion to reconsider and we hope to defeat it when called up. If not, the parae rider will be put on both the University and the A. & M. bill. Noxubee being a nearby county has always had more than her quota at both the I. I. &0. and the A. & M .Lowndes county gave a lot of mony and land to secure the I. I. & C. and it would be very illiberal to make the people of Columbus pay tuition on all day scholars. A good bill passed the House providing that when a man has had a homestead and his children become of age and leave him and his wife should die, that he could claim his homestead even if he did not live on it, provided he was over sixty years of age. We had a rough house when we took up for consideration House Bill raising the age of consent from 12 to 18. As the ' galleries were crowded with the best ladies in jacKson, l reckon I can write about the proceedings. I regard tnis Dill as altogether unnecessary and entirely too drastic. The speakers in favor of the bill en larged very much on the evils of seduction and how necessary it was to pass this bill to protect our girls. We already have on our statute books a law putting in the pen tor ten years any male who se duces a female under eighteen years of age, but I am proud to say that this protection is rarely ever invoked in cases of this kind, but the old shot-gun stands and I hone will always stand as the great preventive of this kind of a crime. So I contended that this law was unnecessarv for the pro tection of our white girls and we an know thai if the law is en forced against the colored race, that as one of the speakers said. "The penitentiary would not hold them." This is the only race that has the "single standard of mor ality," but it is on the other side, We all know that if a young negro woman, under eighteen years of age, ever gives birth to a child, it does not affect her standing with the majority of the negroes and we white people give her employment just as quickly as we would if she had not happened to this accident, and in my opinion we do this race a great injustice in enacting a law of this kind that will apply to them and making the penalty for a violation of this Act a fine of $500.00 or imprisonment in the penitentiary for a period of five years. There is a saving clause, I am glad to say, in that it applies only to females of previous chaste character and the testimony of the female alone shall not be suffi cient to convict and the penalty is to be fixed by the jury and not by the judge. An amendment was introduced, and only lacked four votes of prevailing, providing that 'immodest dress shall be prima ;rcie evidence sufficient to rebut the presumption of previous chaste character." This was a strike at slit skirts, decolette dresses, etc. I was opposed to the bill, Brame in favor of it and Henry Minor said he did not want to vote for or agains the bill, so on fjnal passage "he flew the coop." When I was at home, my good friend, Mike O'Byme told me that he and a good many of the boys had It In for me fof voting for sub mitting the question Of woman stif fmm t tutnlA fnr thftlf fttfl cation or rejection. I told Mike had no fight for the men who op posea tnis measure: every man knew his women and knew wheth er they were capable of voting or not; but I was like my good friend Deale Binion was. Dealo said to me once, "Did vou know Clarke Dennis was in favor of women vot ing!" I said, "Yes, are you not!' He said, "No." I knew. Deale was very proud of his wife and justly so, for she is one of the best and most level-headed women '. ever knew. I said, "Deale, don' you believe Lilly could vote as in telligently as you!" and he at once replied, "Yes, and a darned sight better," and I have never heard of his opposing woman suffrage since, The Senate refused to adopt our amendment to the banking bill putting the time for all banks to come under the provisions of the bill to October 15th, but appointed a conference mmittee that met a similar committee from the house, and this conference committee agreed to put the time to May 15, 1915. I was in favor of putting tne time to Uctober 15, 1915, but m m m .' ' wnue the banks have to make ap plication to come under the pro visions of this bill jv that time. the guaranty clause will not apply to them until they have been thoroughly examined twice. I am more than ever in favor of this bill for almost every day we hear of a bank failure. The C. 0. Kelly bank of Kosciusko closed its doors ast week. This has been one of the strongest banks in the state and the most conservative. Mr. Kelly was a cousin of mine and had been a banker there for thirty- five years. A bank at Columbia also closed its doors this week. t was capitalized at $30,000. . So it seems that something must be done to remedy this state of affairs. A report has gained current that my colleague, T. W. Brame, was opposed to paving Gen. Erie Scales the salary of $2,400 as recommend ed by the governor I am sure this report does Mr, Brame an in justice for he has always agreed with me that hue ought to have this salary or resign as could not live on the salary allowed hereto fore. He was, so far as I know, the only member of the delegation who was consulted about Erie's appointment. I was sick at the time and he was the first man to tell me that Erie would be ap pointed. I have been on the com mittee on Military Affairs ever since I have been a member of the legislature and have always found it difficult to get even a small ap propriation for the support of the guard, and the legislature has here tofore refused absolutely to raise the salary of the adjutant general, out as tne united states govern ment has about concluded to with draw any support of the guard, probably they will do better. It is to be hoped so, for Mississippi snoula take the same pride in car ing for her soldier boys as other states do. We had a regular filibuster in the house on the question of pay ing the director of Archives and History the same amount that had. oeen votea neretoiore lor the sala ry and -ypenses of this office. The doors w ere locked and no member was allowed to go out for the pur pose of breaking a quorum. The discussion lasted over two hours opposition had the majority at first and closed and guarded the) door, but we held in until we' could get in other members and whipped them out. The legislature has accepted an invitation to visit Oulfport and Biloxi Friday and I will go and visit my good triend, nob Banks. I know the many friends of Rev. Mr, King, formerly pastor of the Baptist church in Macon will be glad to learn that his services are so much appreciated that on last Sunday, just as he was taking his text one of the deacons "held him up" and in a few well chosen re marks telling of the good work he and his beloved wife had done for the church, told him that they had raised his salary $300 a year. As this was without any solicitation on the part of Mr. King it speaks volumes as to the great work he is doing. Mr. King is quite popular with members of other churches, for he has too much of the spirit of the blessed Master to be secta rian. Dr. Shands told Mr. Kiug a few weeks ago he had chronic appendicitis and ought to go on the operating table at once, but be said he had too much work to do to undergo the operation at this time, and is still at his post of duty. The time of this raise of salary was well chosen, as it oc curred on the sixteenth anniver sary o . Mr. and Mrs. King s mar riage. We had the pleasure of a visit from my good friend Tom Wilkins ast week. He was attending the "Laymen's Convention" and hon ored us with his presence. Ollie Faser looks in on us once in a while and Henry Minor Faser is with us a great deal looking after a bill to benefit his department at the University. Good-bye, Big Bud. AGENTS FOR THE' Raw 08 "Jt hmt viti HAD fQf It was the first scrimmage that was close enough to get into that I did not take an active part in. My physician had said that I must not participate in the debates, so I haa to sit quietly by and vote for the bill, as did both my collea gues. Dr. Rowland is the most capable man for this position in the State, and I might say that he is not surpassed in efficiency by any person holding such a posi tion in any state. He has done a great work for the State and bur historical records are more com plete than almost any other etate. and in fact, other states have cop ied alter Dr. Rowland's method of preserving and collecting the rec ords, etc. He has gotten the roll of 50,000 Mississippi soldiers who mugnt in the great war between the states, and if we can keep him u this position, he will get the record of the other 50,000 Missis- si ppians, for he says Mississippi lurnished a round 100,000 soldiers J- 1.1 M ro tne ixmieoerajce cause. 1 am glad to add that by filibustering and dilatory tactics we won out and carried the bill, making the pppropriatlott tot thi tlrpartim'ot ,h? ??.!!!C M IS! year. ?7.0C0. Tfc? Letter from Mr. Brame. Editor oftht Btacon: Please allow me space in your col umns to correct an erroneous impres sion that has gone out relative to the salary of the adjutant general. I can't understand why any one could have got ten the impression that t was opposed to a salasy of $2100. I cannot recall discussing the matter with any one ex cept Capt. scales and uov. iSrewer, wnen ne sent tor me ana asked me about then Capt Scales' qualifications for the place. We discussed the mea gre salary and we both agreed that he could not live on it. After the inter view he told me that he was going to appoint him and I did not know, up to tne time 1 was bombarded with numer ous letters, that evenja bill had been in troduced relative to his salarv. Gen. Scales has never talked to me about the bill and had he done so I would have taken great pleasure in doing him any service id the matter. I expect to do all that 1 can to help the bill through. It would be a strange proceeding for me to endorse Cart. Scales for the place and handicap him by refusing to vote for an adequate salary. I nad not heard Capt. Scales say what salary he wanted until those letters came pouring in on me. Very truly, T. W. Brame. Spring' 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: Ziegler Bros. Red Cross Krippendorf-Dittmann For the Men 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 snappy. You can pay more, but you cannot buy more. Let us show you now, while you 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. REPAYS ARCEl OUT GOODS CLOTHING 'SHOES A CARD West Point, Miss., Feb. 1914 To the People of the Sixteenth Judicial District : We, the undersigned members 6f the bar and officeis of Clay County, Missis sippi, present the name of our fellow citizen, the Honorable T. C. Kimbrough. as a candidate for the Office of Circuit Judge of said District, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary to be canea. Mr. Kimbrough's high character as a citizen, his leorning in the law, and his devotion to the enforcement of law and order, pre-eminently fit him for this high Office. We respectfully commend him to the tavorabie consideration or the voters of the District. Respecteully, A. F. Fox, Gates T. Ivy, J. E. Cardin, L. E. Clapper, Frank A. Critz, Jr., K. U. BECKETT, Jr., W. G. ROBERDS, Frank A. Critz, J. J. McClellan, Stacy Hibbler, Memberi of the Bar of Wert Point, Miss. Sio A. Deank, Sheiff, L. J. Howard, Chan. Clerk. A. H PflY PirM-lit- (Marlr Paul Townsend, Supt. Ed'n County Officers of Clay County, Mini. Corn Club Smith to Speak at Lynn Creek. Mr. W. H. (Corn-Club) Smith and Prof. J. G. Chandler, of the Salem Con solidated School, will address the citi zens of the Lynn Creek neighborhood at the school building at that place on baturday. March 7th. A full attend ance is desired as matters of great im portance to that neighborhood will be I DlLL Perfect fit,-.3, COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS We build Monument!, Mark er, Tombstone and Coping, everything for the Cemetery lot. Our work it erected on Concrite foundation. Prices -are reasonable. H. E. DORROH, Agent, Macon, Mississippi HONOR ROLL Of the Macon Graded and Hif h School for the Sixth Month. FIRST GRADE. Bessie Dare Willcne Jackson Carlos McCorquodale second grade. Emma Laura Hughes Eleanor Harkins Edwin Murphey. THIRD GRADE. Owen Barnes Lucille Holt Lillian Hughes. FOURTH GRADE. Helen Carleton Nell Eiland Julia Stokes Emma Yatetr Sybil Tomlinson. FIFTH GRADE. Louise Kirby Corinne Patty SIXTH GRADE. Albert Hughes SEVENTH GRADE. Rosetta Hoi berg EIGHTH GRADE. Annie Matt Jackson Adelaide Hale Virginia Morgan NINTH fiR A DR. Sallie Jackson La Perle Crteler Julia Holberg Winifred Meeks TENTH GRADE. Annie Delle Douglas Lucile Shelton Mattie B. Hunter. ICt.eViCNTii nmtiu Arr,!y SUVdiii Juktie L Holt FREE And when we say FREE we mean that andnothing let FREE Handsome 26-Piece Set OF THE Famous Rogers Silverware; CONSISTING OF 6 Tea Spoons 6 Medium Knives 6 Table Spoons 6 Medium Forks 1 Sugar Shell 1 Butter Knife Guaranteed 21 per cent. Nickle Silver, Solid and the same metal all through. Until further notice we will give away one of above sets each week. Bring Your Tickets Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Each ticket good every week during series. You must be present in order to participate. Our clerks will explain the details. If you do not reoeive a set the first week you may obtain one some week later. W. M. 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