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ST -41 ; 1 IS SHOT , Texat Bank Exanv' B'Jllet Wound. T neein. , . MACON. MISSISSIPPI, FRY, 'JANUARY 8. NUMBER 12 v if .-t.-.-..; j.;- .... . ... ACON h-r iyia maw J . 66th YEAR 7X 1 - From the County Agri cultural Commissioner --ine oeginmnff of this year for , the farmer is unpromising and to a limited aegree in , auspicious. What to do? How to begli.7 What plana to settle on? These are ail questions that are debatable and hazy. You have to de- 41 - i ; . i ... , wus uiene mings, mougn Deiore you can Degin your crop. To work all the , year unsettled about your plans will certainly be unsatisfactory. The Euro pean war has so disturbed the world's commerce as to put us all debating -i how much to reduce the cotton crop? win com and oats be profitable with the largely increased acreage that will be made? Will there be a market for peas, soy beatos, peanuts and syrup with the Dig acreage added to the normal acreage of these crops'? ' Any crop you contemplate, carries the question that ia common to all will it pay? Any one who believes the farmers of, this county are inseparably wedded to cot ton assure them of a living 'for - this . year from any crop and note the result. . Times of , oppression' always brings good to everyone:, ' When prosperity js general we are content to go on with out making one change, though theact . stares us in the face that present meth- 'oaswtu ultimately. threaten' the very life of the souice of our prosperity and ' institute poverty in its stead. We ci on and on without the thought ot 'change because we have plenty and our credit is good, but when the stability of the source pf our income is threatened we are iorcea 10 contemplate. ehangeK We, inaugurate them and they' aways oenem us., xou win make them this year and if they embrace a rotation of - crops, in spite of your doubts and queb tionings, you Will be materially bene-1 fitted. You believe this as strongly as , i do.. - :. : ..;: v There are two factors that will gov. em the cotton acreage this .year; the greater is the uncertainty of its price .next fall, and the other a the fear, of boll weevil damageA year ago no one thought, the second mentioned could be regulated to a second place. v Let us consider some of the crops we shall plant this year: We will .begin with cotton because heretofore j Treen-oarTeaarhsrmoneywwpr ana my opinion is it will still .hold that place. If I knew every cotton planter in this county would like to have my advice, I would unhesitatingly say, reduce the acreage to about five acres to the mule That would be a very heavy reduction for some, yet it is not too, great. Cot ton may sell for 6 cents or 15 cents next fall. With such a small acreage every one can prepare the land f ar bet ter than the usual preparation, and if the weevils show up numerously in the spring, the acreage per hand is so Bmall that the damage therefrom should be small. Buy good seed if you can find seed vou are sure are good, but don't conclude that they are good, be cause some one has advertised them at $1.60 to $3.00 per bushel. If you have not already planted oats you should sow as early now as the ground will permit. Sow about five acres for each mule or horse. Oats sowed now are not sb sure as if they had been put in in September or Octo ber, but. take a chance and sow. 1 think it would be unwise to sow a large acreage this season of the year for market crop. What you want is a good supply of food for the work stock Corn is too high to buy to grow cotton Corn is a good money crop at present prices where the yield is as much as 25 bushels per acre. I am sure we shall have the largest acreage this year this county has had for years. Can we count on prices to hold as high as they are now? You 'don't know nor does any one else. Grow corn and as much of it per acre as you can.. Work it this year as assiduously as you have always worked cotton. We export lots of corn and the demands from European coun tries will be immense through next fall and winter. Our outlook for a maritime fleet of freighters is better than that of Argin tine. Don't figure so much on the mon ey you will make as you do on the big crop you will giow. If the demand is good and you have the corn you are al right. If the demand is small you can use twice as much corn as you usually use. Every farm product can hardly be cheap the same year. Plant peas in all the corn and besides these, plant more peas and still more. The land needs them, your hogs and cows need tbem. and you need lots of them another year for seed. You can hardly overdo pea planting. The peanut crop has attracted some interest in this county this year. It is me of the beBt crops available for any outhern farmer.' It is a staple com- wbicik1 crP iU8t B9 corn' h,y and wt" ton. Xwtffi wt www)v? aw of these. As a money crop it has depre ciated as much in value because of the great war as has cotton,, ' Now, what about it as a substitute crop for all yodr cotton or part of it? Will it payT That is the question so often asked., As a feed crop for hogs, peanuts are urir expelled, tfo single crop can give the returns that Spanish peanuts will give when grazed to hogs. They ..withstand well extremes of weather and are adap table to any type of soil that has fair drainage, The yield Of nuts 'per acre is larger than that of peas or soy beans on thin lands. As much feed' can .be grown on one acre of thin land from peanuts as on two similar acres planted to corn. The yield of hay from the vines' varies from a half ton to one ton per acre , They mature quickly, thus giving a planting season from April to August. The crop if properly harvest ed leaves the nitrogen beaning part of the plant in the ground. The crop is off the land in time to plant oats in September and October. Right here want my position understood. As much as I appreciate the value of the peanut crop I think any one plans unwisely who plans to make peanuts the one crop otton has been used. It will put you in a rut that mav be deeper than that you've been in so long. My advice is that every farmer in this- county snouia, pianc .spme peanuts, it you make a large crop, of them and the market is low you have as palatable and nutritious feed for cowq, hogs, mules and sheep as you can produce. It appears to me that the dairymen are lesj perturbed lhan any farther Jn Noxubee county. They are going right abog selling their produce for as much Th Proposed Embargo. The bill introduced into theses. ate, forbidding the shipment from the United States of arms and munitions to any of the European belligerents, was" proposed, of course, as a measure to confirm and emphasize our neutrality. The argument in favor of it is that by abstaining impartially from supplying munitions of war to all belligerents, the United States would be occupying a less debata ble position of neutrality than by selling such supplies to the only group of belligerents able to im port them. Moneover, the argu ment is advanced thatlin the cause of humanity this country should decline-to furnish other nations with the means of prolonging bloodshed and slaughter. The arguments sound plausible, but there is another side to the question." The opponents of the measure point out that it is not the part of a neutral nation to hamper the operations of one belli gerent, since that is, in effect, to favor -the other. The situation that makes it possible for the Un ited States to supply only one bel ligerent is not of our making, and for us to attempt to equalize con ditions between the bellisrerents when the inequality that has been established is owing to advantages achieved by one of tbem through force of arms would, amount vir tually to intervention on our part lotion .Reaches Germany. e'mea ( via ' the Hague i and : Ion) Thrpugh the daring of i mcrioan skipper, the steamer 1 lonte with 6,000 bales of cot; t whlch'jaailed from Galveston, la, Deg. 31, arrived at Bremen oj an. l. , ine jpouon was ine a to reach this port during the 'V ' - . . , .' . rtor the El Monte reacnod the Ik of Holland the Dutcti pil6ts reed t assist her captain,' Ed vk T.' YlnChin.; . They declared lttis impossible on account ot n& to make, the trip. , kpt. Pinchinr however, was de- tained to go on; so be proceed - edrithonl pilot, picking his O' course without mine cnarcsor ol n v aid. - Jle- safely reached B act), greatly to. the amazement ome Germans. ? he El Monte. is to return to ca with i,500 tons of mixed cap.. , WANTED-To bar 160 bunhela WT.lt. Sn.nl.1. pnnuUforlMd. I T. ANDERSON, bbuqualak, flita. le New York- Herald of recent da carried a . cartoon illuminat inbr. Bernharcl Durnberg's arg nnlit defending 'the devastation of ilgium.' The picture repres en 1 Militarism as a masked; bur gh lifting the pillow from the bid! Clotted bea on wfticn lay miflered Belgium; and discover ies pistol.. The following car tod kev aptly summed up the Deiburar defense: Jiother verdict 'by Coroner Peiburtf. Under the pillow of theSictim was found a weapon." to be led for defense, thus, absolv. ingjhe Burglar from blame." ' Ik' :-;'':AJv.'':' ' ' 'statement ,' 1 Mercrn-ahits and Farmers -SSank Milton. MiissisS- . L .rt.n.l.dOIN ITS SHUQl'ALAK BRANCH BANK' . f'S.V-u-M-r.u. ,.'.".. ' ' ;,in.w '..'...; December 31st, 1914 RESOURCES , Loans and discounts $238,397 41 ' Overdrafts, secured (by cotton) $8,768 13 Overdrafts, unsecured 211 39 8.979 53 Real Estate ' 5,796 85 Furniture and Fixtures 3,480 52 Cash in vaults $ 28,873 98 Due from Banks 116,554 27-$145,428 25 Demand loans on cotton 84,250 01 County Bonds 32,103 93 County Warrants 21,289 96 283,072 15 1539,726 46 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 75,000 00 Undivided Profits 81,448 77 Deposits subject to check 1256,600 42 Time Certificates of Deposits 126,677 27-383,277 69 $539,726 46 SPECIAL ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO THE LARGE PROPORTION OF CASH AND IMMEDIATELY CONVERTIBLE ASSETS TO DEMAND DEPOSITS HE ..i..,uii,.- DC CtjnmcKTt OF GUARANTEE . "., - . .Qtytfl la (Certtft! Qlljat . . . -". '. BROOKSVIUE, MISS. V ' 1 - - 4 v .'.', v 'has cofriplied with the provisions of the Mississippi Banking Law of 1914 and that its depositors are now guaraiitbid by the Bank Depositors Guaranty Fund ; ,of the State of Mississippi, w ... '.: , Given 'under my htnd and the teal of the Eenktnf DeperN ' ment of the State of MiuUaippi, thil the 29th day ot December', 191 - ' " ' ' - .' sined);: . , ; j. s.' LOVE ' : ' ' '. i .State Bank Examineri ' 30 12 as if every man in Europe today was at peace with his neighbor. I know farmers in this county who should be at home seven days every week milking and providing feed for the cows. It is the easiest way the surest way for the small farmer whose income is pitifully small to establish a better credit and provide better for his family, but so many of them are either sick or too lazy to try a job that insures success as positively bb does dairying. I shall have something to say next week about hogs, beef cattle and past ures. J. W. HADDON, Special Agent. During the first six months of 1914 the mines of South Africa produced 2,263,817 carats of dia monds, worth iu the rough about 110 a carat. The value of the world's store of cut diamonds must by this time be very great, for few are lost, aud fewer still destroyed. Those that ure hidden away iu col lections and rarely seen are proba bly more precious than all those now in common use for personal adornment, Joluialon gruss hay for sale by the hajp. ' & 00. Over Doing It. The truest homes are often in houses not especially well kept, where the comfort and happines of the inmates, rather than the preservation of the furniture, is first consulted. The object of home is to be the center, the point of tenderest interest: the pivot of which the family life turns. The first requisite is to make it attractive, that none of its inmates will care to linger long outside of its limits.. All leg itimate means should be employ ed to this end, and no efforts spared that can contribute to the purpose. Many houses, called homes, kept with waxy neatness by painstaking, anxious women, are so oppressive in their nicely as to exclude all home feeling from their sporless precincts. The very name of home is synony mous with personal freedom and relaxation from care; but neithr er of these can be felt where such a mania for external cleanlU neas i revades the household that everything else eubservent Of Course You Wouldn't. If a member of your family died, asks the Baily (Texas) Telegram, would you print the obituary on a bill-board! If your wife entertain ed, would you send an account of it to the theater program man! If you were to enlarge your business, would you advertise it in a hotel register! If you were going to have a wedding in your family, the Telegram asks further, would you get out a handbill! You would send such items to a newspaper, wouldn't yout Then why don't you put your advertisements in a newspaper! Eyery man who uses a bill-board is adding to nature faking. The newspapers build your town. , Th Doctor' But Can. "Doctor." said the druggist, "this is a bitter mess you have ordered for Mr. Wombat." "I know it is." "What are you trying to curt?" "Trying to cure him calling me out in the middle of the night when there's nothing the matter with him. "-Louisville Courier-Journal. OYSTERSFresh every day. We will appreciate your" order. Thone 6 In Memory of . L. Deupree. . i . . ; ,' ' J. J, peupree was bom in the neighborhood of Deerbrook, Nox ubee countv. May 16., 1842.' He died at Mayhew, Lowndes coun ty December 7, iau. tie was married-four times; at nineteen he 'married Miss Sallie Brooks. Shortly after he went t& the war. There were no children from this union. ' . ' In 1867 .he married Miss .Fan nie Bradford; four children were born to them, Latt, Sige, Bennje andKellie. -In 1884 he married Miss Mary Pope, of Columbus; they had one child, Louise Wayne, who is with Crane Co:, of .Mem phis' ' ' ' , ,. ' The last f our teeri years his life were spent quietly at Mayhew with his last wife, Mrs. Nannie Connell, whom he, married De cember,' 1899. His. four ' step daughters loved him as devotely as his own children, especially the twin '.girls who were very small when he came into the home - He. truly mended the broker! link in the Connell fami ly and made the home happy by his loving care and protection. He was the son-of Dr. Elizah four brothers and one sister, W.. D. Deupree, T. J. Deupree, J. W. Deupree, Chas. Deupree and Antionette. Only one of the ori ginal family is living, T. J, Deu pree, of Texakana, Ark. He was a hard student, having attended the following colleges: Howard College, Marion, Ala.; Military Institution, Marietta, Ga.; Union University, Murfrees borough, Tenn. He had a career as a soldier, served first year of Civil war as a member of the Noxubee Rifle men, 11th Miss. Regiment. He lost his finger at the battle of Seven Pines, Va., and had a horse shot from under him while in the service of the Noxubee Cavalry. The above is a brief outline of his life as given me by one who loved him. 1 had known and loved Latt ever since we were scnooi Doys together in Macon and I never knew a more perfect gentleman. Gentle and loving by nature, reared in a family of honest, kind-hearted men, in a home that practiced all of the christian vir tues, had absolutely no self love at all. He magnified the virtue of his friends and minimized his own. He realized that he could not live lone and for a year had made every preparation for death ; told his loved ones he would not stay lone with them and did everything he could think of to relieve them of trouble. Advis ed his devoted wife all she should do after his death and spoke of dying as he would have done had he only been going on a journey: said he was fully prepared and only regreted that his diffidence and hesitancy of speech had kept him from being more active in the service of his master. As stated above he died in Mayhew but he had expressed a wish to be buried in dear old Macon where he and his had spent so many happy hours. A large con course of the noble, people of Mayhew and his dear children broueht his remains down to Ma con the next day. A large crowd of his old friends and relatives met the burial party at the depot and the sad cortege winded jtg way to the old cemetery where so many of those foe Iqved in life had preceded him. The funeral rites had been held at his home fihi9?ear wifj was pl?e tg be rwntj ' On yvm Ipy hqrM mula, about matron leaning-10 re C.EO. RICHARDS tj accompany the remains to Macon, , but his friends, thought test to have a short service at the grave after the singing of the beauti ful songs. ' Rev, Purser, - pastor, of the Baptist church,' read a short; passage of scripture and . then turned the service over to . Re?. Mr. Jessel Buck, who had been his spiritual advisor, teach er and friend ever since boyhood, Rev; Buck began by, saying that about 70 years ago a little boy was born in the home of Dr. . Elizah Deupree. and as Dr. - Deu pree was a great admirer of a certain Baptist minister, then living in Macon, Rev. Mr. Latti more, Ke named the little boy Lattimore and at 12 years of age that little boy joined the Baptist church at Old Sharon and was baptised by ' Dr. Lattimore; he said Latt had gone to school to him and from that day until his death he knew him initimately and could gladly testify to his gentle loving nature and christian character. He had attended a protracted meeting with him in Macon only a few weeks ago and Latt had told him all was well with him and he was ready to die. I wish all of my readers mnlfl .have., stood .with bte friends and kindred on that bleak Decem ber day and heard those beauti ful songs and heard that - vener able man of God standing with bowed head and uplifted hands, tell of the certainty of the life after death, of Latt's life and his belief in the blessed resurrection and heard him admonish all to try and be ready, for the sum mons which would surely come to us all. When I heard those beautiful song3, heard Ithis dear old man plead for his Saviour and tell of the joys of a reunion be yond the grave, looked into the faces of beloved ones and saw the grave covered with the most beautiM floral offering I ever saw at a grave, I could not but say, "OhT death, where is thy sting; Oh! grave, where is thy victory," It brought tears to my eyes to witness the uncon trollable grief of his dear child ren and especially his twin step daughters who loved him so well and fully realized what a great loss his death was to them for he was a father to them indeed. He was so gentle and kind and thoughtful to all of his dear lov ed ones and saved them from all worry and trouble, and he will be sorely missed. Already since his death I have had a letter from his dear wife askine my advice about a busi ness matter in which she said "Oh! if 1 only had Mr. Deupree here to advise me." But this is not to be and all we can do is to imitate his worth and perpe tuate his memory. A true Con federate soldier, he loved the cause he served so well to his dy ing day and a few days before his death he asked his wife to get out his old gray unifrom and brush it as he wanted to be bur ied in it, and in accordance with this wish, he is now sleeping his last sleep in the uniform that we all love so well and never stained by a single misdeed while wear ing it. Goodbye to my old boy hood friend of the long ago; worthy commander of 61-65 and staunched friend of my whole life. E. D. Cavett. - WANT?!D-For iuih, srood sericulture lands in the Dleck soil belt of Alabama and Mlsiiailppl, or fn the MjMisafppi Pelta, In tracts ot W0 acres or more, liive xuii description. Lion i nnswsr un less you have ftil unusually sTOod, bargain to sub mit, as nothing else bs considered. Mcintosh Bros.. No. 106. LajjaHe street. Chicago. STRAYED I years old. 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