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THE M BEACON 66th Year IACON., MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY. JANUARY 29, 1915. . NUMBER 15 Letter From J3& Bud. To the Editor of the Beacon: I am sending you two letters that I received lately, which I ap preciated very much and I am sure your readers will enjov both for all loved "Sam Long" and will be pleased to hear of his suc cess.! Mr. Haynes, our Auditor, is a fine writer and loves a joke as well as your Big Bud. I hope to go to Cincinnati before the elec tion and if it is not in violation of the election laws, I promise to give each watermelon lover one or two of the seed that Mr. Haynes .tells of. I sent him my letter about the reunion of the old so'diers at our home last sum mer, and what Sallie said about having the beer, and also my let ter about Sam breaking up that old southern habit of having egg nog Christmas and this letter re fers to both. I wonder if Brother Sam loves to take up a collection as well as he used to. He said he dearly loved to take up a collection and when a worthy object presented itself, he would go around strik ing Bob Patty, Will Bogle. Geo. Dillard, Jake Holberg and others, and saying, "well boys, I want a dollar; will you give it to me at once or must I tell my tale of dis tress," and nearly all would say., "here it is, for we know it is al right." Those were glorious times in old Macon then and I don't expect the boys have as good a time now as we did then. Sam Jones once said: "Tell m what men in your town do you send the distress "stranger with in your gates" to for help and the boys from Macon with one ac cord said, "in our town we would send them to Jake Holberg. Fine tribute that and well deserved. Sam Jones said that one time when he was a young man, he and a friend got strapped while . traveling and they stopped in a town and Sam said let us go to the Methodist preacher," ha will help us; so they called on him, told him they were hungry and out of money. The preacher call ed them in his study and had prayers with them and said he was sure they could get work. When they went out, the other fellow said: I am a Mason, let us try the Masons, and we were fed and got money to go home. Sam Jones said this convinced him that if a man wanted to get to heaven he ought to join the church, but if he wanted help in this world to "jine the Masons." Sam Long may not be that kind of a preacher and I am sur e if a needy Mississippian was to get strapped at Abingdon, he would get help. Another time I will tell of a bird hunt I had with Bob Pear son, Sam Long, Will Bogle and several others at the hospitable home of my good friend, John R. Cockrell. Good bye, Big Bud. years ago and now John's daughter, Mary Etta, is with ug. Both of them are fine girla and I love them very much because they are Davetts. I am just getting ready to go to Blue field but wanted to acknowledge your kind letter and to send my love to everybody in Macon through you. I hope to hear from you again sometime and that it will be my pleasure to see you again soon. With love for your wife and every body, I. am, Affectionately your friend, S. D. Long. Mr. E. D. Cayett, Macon, Miss., My dear "Big Bud:" Upon my re turn from New York I found your let ter with clipping from the Beacon. You do not know how much I enjoyed your short note and how much I appre ciate your remembrance of me. I laugned heartily as I went over in my memory the occurance in your home on that Christmas morning. I bad for gotten all about it but it came back to me as I read. Why did you not take a little bit more time and tell me about your good wife and the children and grandchildren. I think frequently of you and all of my Macon friends. In fact have. planned several times to go back to Macon for a tew days' visit. I was in Meridian last summer and did my best to put Macon on my itinerary but was forced out toward Jackson and could not get back without a good deal of expense, but J am coming. My heart keeps calling for my go. d friends in Macon. I am a very busy man and frequently think I will take several hours off and write to some of my friends but something comes along that drives me on. Yes, I am at Martha Washington, one of thu oldest schools in Virginia. Am getting along nicely ith my work. It looks to me like you ought to be a prettv good drummer for Martha Wash ington throughout your state. When you run across a man who has a daugh ter he wants to send away to a health ful climate, tell him to write to me for a catulogue of Martha Washington Vann'e daughter was here several Mr. E. D. Cavett, Macon, Miss., My dear Sir: Your letter In the Bea con is a worthy comment on an admir able bit of writing. I have enjoyed both. Of course it is a little discouraging, however, to see how quickly the mind of one pf the fathers in Israel turns to the "perishing things of time and sei.se." I felt when you told me in connection with the reunion, of Mrs. Cavett's prohibitory law that it was probably well that it had been enacted, and am beginning to feel now that it was needed. That she not only had on hand the job of training up her son in the way he should go, but need also to rig a steering oar on the father. I wonder if you may not have beep one of the guests at a dinner of which I have heard. A farmer left his old home, went west and engaged in very successful stock-raising enterprises, during the days of unlimited free range, and re turned to his old' home town to enjoy his wealth and his ease. He remem bered his old friends, and when he bad his new house in order, asked them all to a stag dinner. It happened in the midst of the watermelon season and he remembered how they had, all enjoyed that particular fruit and laid in an am ple supply of very fine ones, placed them on ice for sevetal days until they were thoroughly chilled and then plugg ed each one and filled it with cham pagne. When it came time for the fuit course, the melon was served to his old neighbors in. ample slices, and with almost perfect unanimity follow ing the first luscious bite, they gather ed and placed in their vest pockets all the seed within reach. I am not sufficiently well versed in the Mississippi drink vernacular to know the exact meaning of "trifle." So if I attempted to comply with your sugges tion, it would be at the risk of contrav ening the prohibition statutes referred to. Thanking you for remembering mt and wiahjng you and yours the most abounding prosperity and happiness in the time to come, I am Sincerely yours, E. D. Haynes. "Iron-Safe Clauae" ia Uphstd. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 2(5. The supreme court yesterday officially recognized the right of fire insur ance companies to demand of poli cy holders the keeping of books and inventories in iron safes, or in some place other than the build ing where stocks of merchandise insured are offered for sale. In other words, the higher tribunal upheld the "iron safe clause" of fire insurance policies. The docision came in the case of G. W. O'Bannon & Son, mer chants, against the Hartford Fire Insurance company, Circuit Judge Thomas B. Carrol, of the Third circuit court district, decided the suit of the mercantile firm in fav or of the insurance company, and his decision was upheld by the supreme court. The suit was brought in Oktib beha county. O'Bannon & Son took out a $1,000 policy on its stock of goods in a store at Mahen The policy gave the firm theoption of keeping its books and required inveutory in a safe of some other building. From the record it ap pears that the firm's books con si ted of little more than memo randums, and what books that were in use were burned. The plaintiffs did present, however, a document giving the footing of what purported to be the balance from an inventory, but here was no itemized statement, as requir ed by the terms of the policy. The plaintiffs claimed that the agents of the company well knew that they had no safe, and never ex plained in detail the policy provi sion; that they were ignorant of insurance matters, and had not been fully advised by the agent re garding the terms of the policy coutittct, Thoughta From the Aberdeen Examiner (Maj. 8. A. Jonas, Editor.) , If the export demand for wheat continues to increase this country; iimv he eomnelled like the natious across seas, to forbid the export o( wheat and flour. The rapid au vance in price of Hour is lifting it out of the reach of the poor ot the great cities and factory towns. You are compelled to make a sufficiency of supplies for your family and live stock, and when this provision is made you cannot plant for too much cotton. Let the ending of the European war and you with full barns and smoke houses, and a pile of cot ton under your shed. With its cotton crop and its hay crop the south holds fast to two of the world's greatest staples, not withstanding the jingo talk you hear about "the all cotton" south; from people who do not know any more about their own section and its progress and resources than John Chinaman. -'In no part of the south or west is due attention given to cheap food crops for man and beast. Oportunities that afford feasts in Europe are characterized by fam ineV)nditions here, and yet we have incomparably better soils and climate, but simply don't avail ourselves of opportunities. Don't figure on market price when you plant your cotton crop next Aprif. Simply arrange to make a food supply that will ad mit of your storing cotton away as a surplus. The sight of it will make you glad "when this cruel war is over.'' Cotton is a won derful stimulcnt and standby when it is not covered by a deed of trust. .407 itJCSA 390 In Our Art Needlework Department You can obtain all the Infor mation you need relative to various kinds of embroidery or crochet work. Our assort ment of new designs is com plete, and we carry full lines stamped linens, embroidery and crochet cottons. 389 Lawn Dresting Sacque 50c 390 Lawn Boudoir Cap, Mode Up 25c 406 Batiito Dressing Sacque 75c 407 Batista Boudoir Cap, Made Up 25c 9 . . Aak Take care of your calves-nroJ tect theiu from the inclement t weather. This is not kindness and humanity simply. Its an invest ment. It is casting bread upon the' waters with a reasonable cer- taiuty of rich returns. 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The firmness with which cotton seed oil has been held by the crushers of the south this year is another indication of the financial strength and ability of oui sec tion 'Despite the mourns oflthe "Knockers," the outside world is lapidly coming to the conclu sion that there is no portion of the western continent as strong and self reliant as the "cotton south" and the basis, foundation and maintainance of its strength is "King Cotton" despite the abuse this most beneficent of sovereigns receives in the house of its ffieuds whose jusincss would stagnate without it. I The project of planting Bmall groves of pecan trees in every country school yard in the itate, is an excellent one, but the nana gers and trustees of the schools should not forget that such trees demand careiul attention if healthy and rapid growth is desired, knd during the school term should make regular details of pupils or such work, which will soon b come a labor of love as well as pa triotism. Mississippi is the horai of the pecan. It is found in itii wild state in every county, and iu addition to vast pecan orchards we have nurseries of the improved varieties iu our south coast coun ties that furnish seedings and grafts to every state in the Un- int. Un.innnl rmn a O rt CktCk ff those nurseries made a single sale of 8,000 trees to fill an order from Georgia. Aluminium, one of the most abundant and widely distributed of all the metals, was little more than a laboratory curiosity until, in i886, Charles Martin Hall, then a young man of twenty-two, dis covered a cheap way to reduce it. When he made his experiments aluminium cost as much as silver. Doctor Hall died last month. Few people ever heard of him, yet his achievement is one of the most notable in Amuiicau scientific history. Macon, Miss. ART NEEDLEWORK DEPARTMENT The Boy Farmera. The corn club is now about ten years old. Has it been worth whilet What does it promise, for the future In a recent report, the General Education Board shows that mem bership in the corn clubs has grown from 10,343 in 1908 to about 100,000 last year, says an ex change. The local clubs, which are composed of boys who, under the suoervision of a special ageut of the Department of Agri culture, plant au acre of corn, have formed county and state or ganizations, and a federation that uicjudes all the Southern states. As rewards, the boys receive sub stantial prizes, besides what they get irom the sale of the corn. Xor these contests corn, rather than cotton, was chosen, because the South has greater need of corn, aud because corn lends itseii bet ter to study and selection. Bo much for the movement that Doctor Knapp organized. What of the results! In 1910, the boys' club of Holmes county, iu Missis sippi, averaged 76 bushels of corn to the acre, although their lathers averaged only 16, One hundred boys in various parts of the bouth averaged 133.7 bushels, and one boy produced more than 200 bush els. The next year 100 boys aver aged 137 48 bushels, and 7 boys raised more than 200 bushels. In 1912, 471 boys produced more than 100 bushels to the acre. These instances represent, of bourse, the most favorable results, )ut the general averages are even tore eloquent. Here are some of tie figures: Yield on Yield on 1 State. Boy's Acre Similar Lands. AWma 62 30 17 20 A'k nsas 49 50 22 00 Flirida 38 68 8 00 GtWia 56 40 14 00 LoWana B532 20 24 Mulissippi 66 30 18 00 North Carolina.... 62 80 20 00 Okltiuma 48 00 22 63 Sou Carolina 68 79 I8 60 Ten3ee 91 46 35 50 Texil .38 00 24 00 Virgliia 59 50 20 00 COU STRAYED A Hunt Jersey colored cow follow II hy bull calf, both brandod 'A" on loft hip. felify PttNJST LUCAS or LU1E MINOR. lOOLlis. 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