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THIS MACON BEACON, MACON, MISS.
I E POISON A MRS. W. A. MONTGOMERY OF NEAR A8HLAND MISTOOK . LAUDANUM. NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH Pine Men Meet in Laurel Mist Orr at Sardia M. E. R. R. Will Change Rail Route State Newa Notea. Ashland. Mrs. W. A. Montgomery, residing six miles from Ashland, nar rowly escaped death by taking the contents of a two-ounce bottle of laud anum, together with some other medi cine, by mistake. It seems that Mrs. Montgomery had been feeling bad dur ing the morning and thinking to gain relief took the poison thinking It was some other kind of medicine. The attendng physicians despaired of her life for several hours, but at the last report she was resting quietly, and i was thought Bhe would recover. Pine Men to Meet. Laurel. A meeting of the Missis sippi Yellow Pine Manufacturers was held in laurel February 19. Philip S. Gardiner, vice-president of the South ern Pine association, issued the call for the meeting at request of J. E. Rhodes, secretary of the Southern Pine association. Women Hear Miss Orr. Sardis. Miss Pauline V.'Orr, repre senting the General Federation of Women's clubs In 'Mississippi, ad dressed the ladies of the local Civic league and their guests in the home of Mrs. R. M. Carrier. Her subject pras "The Evolution of the Modern Woman." Will Change Rail Route. Quitman. The Mississippi Eastern railway, which starts at this place and runs 37 miles In a southeasterly dlrec tion, has obtained permission from the state board of railroad commissioners to tear up the last nine miles of its track between Theadville and Pine Ridge, and use the iron in extending the road In another direction. FINDS CHILD IN MACON. Little Girl la Returned to Her Anx ioua Father. Macon. A story developed here showing fatherly devotion. Horace Greely Storms of Memphis came to Macon in search of his little 8-year-old daughter, Opal May. He found her here in the custody of Russell Gardner, who is much attached to the child, and she to him, refused to sur render it until arrested. Then find ing out he cauld not maintain any right to the child, though he said the Diother of the child had given it to him, he gave it up to her father, who left with her on the train for Mem phis. The little girl is very pretty, bright and of particularly affectionate disposition. LUMBER PLANTS RESUMING. Industry In South Mississippi Shows Signs of Improvement. Hattiesburg The lumber Industry In South Mississippi has shown some signs of Improvement. Weather con ditions have been better than for any week since the holidays. The fact that some few mills have resumed opera tions and that others will resume dur ing the next few days Indicates a bet ter feeling and a more hopeful outlook for the manufacturer. TRIBUTE TO PASTOR'S WIFE. People of Starkville Gather In Honor of Mrs. Lipscomb. Starkville The people of Starkville and community assembled at the First Methodist Church to pay a last and sad tribute to the memory of Mrs. Lu tie Lipscomb, wife of Rev. T. H. Lips comb, pastor of the M. E. Church. Her death occurred after a very short ill ness and was a sad Bhock to the nu tnerous friends. To Prevent Overflows. Jackson. The problem of how to prevent ovverflows of Town creek Into the business district Is now being solved, and within a short time the work of removing obstructions that were responsible for the overflows last year will have progressed to such an extent that It will take six Inches of rain to put the water out of thf banks. Big Plant Closes. Hattiesburg. The Southern Lumber and Ice company, one of the biggest concerns of Its kind in this Bectlon, has closed down Its plant and volun tarily discontinued business. New Uniforms for Veta. Gulfport. Abe Felbelman of Jack son has spent the last few days at Eeauvolr taking the measure of the old soldiers for new uniforms. There were 215 measurements taken. Campaign la Ended. Tupelo. W. Fred lyong, interdenom inational Sunday scho,1 secretary for Mississippi, and his associates, R. F. Johnson and R. H. B. Gladne-y, finished their "beat campaign" of Lee county here. MEDICINE FRENCH BLUE 1 wsafltfKyV w Ta. aiM.t turn" utri. a ;; ."". vr. -v., "-rr Horses are not being overlooked 1:1 the hunmne work connected with the society especially is doing much to relieve their sufferings. Here is a general where tbe wounded and weary animals are cared for. MARCHING THROUGH BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS ,r"ri-i,iiiiwarirriimfrr'f"',jj-!-r .- ...... . m '' French troops advancing to a new Germans in northern France. RAISING FUNDS FOR POLES Massachusetts Poles are conducting a campaign to raise funds for the re lief of war sufferers in the mother country. Miss Ilelenka Adamowska is here seen pinning on the coat of Governor Walsh a silver badge made of the eagle of Poland and the United States coat of arms. Important Legal Ruling. The latest ruling on the admissibil ity of "dying declarations" in evidence in criminal cases is made by the su preme court of Georgia in Sewell va. State, in which the court states in its syllabus: "In a murder case It was error to charge the jury that 'when death is approaching and the dying man has lost hope of life, and his mind feels the full consciousness of his condi tion, the solemnity of the scene gives to his statement the sanctity of truth, and such dying declaration, when made under such circumstances, may be given in evidence and submitted to the jury.' Such charge tended to un duly Impress the minds of the jury with the weight of the evidence con tained in dying declarations, as to which juries do not require any em phasis from the bench." Physique Counts for Much. Muscular movements are the golden chords of good works which mingle with the visions of great deeds and harmonize the soul of man with purer worlds. They give both a source of reserve power and confidence, a power of growth, of good and of evil, which nothing else does. Optimists are usu ally men and women who come from a vigorous, stocky, muscular race. They are of the type who aro poten tially as well as actually of fine physique. 1 I CROSS HOSPITAL AT position through the elaborate barbed SOLDIERS MAKE AN f.l .,V. ..,,))1,4,JI-'.'1P . Mf. lmuil,i,lHIIUMU,U.IWMM1 mini ijjiiI) i) ii II II .,1.1.1 , This hut of mud, straw and tarpaulins, with real windows, was erected by French soldiers behind the firing line at Soissons. TAUBE INTERRUPTS A CARD GAME aii s n ' 7 )'Tt"-i-iiH'-'M'''M','f'"' - During an lntorval of fighting In the trenches in the Argonne some French Infantry and Red Cross workers secured a pack of cards and were evidently having quite an interesting game when one of their number noticed a Ger man scout In a Taube machine flying at a good distance above their trenches. They all ceased playing and fixed their gaze on the little dark s'.reak In the Bky. LE TORQUET war, and the French Blue Cross view of us hospital at Le Torquet wire entanglements erected by the ELABORATE HUT IMPORTANT CHANGE AFFECTING MILITIA WORD RECEIVED FROM WAR DE PARTMENT GIVING DETAILS OF CHANGES MADE. MUST PASS EXAMINATIONS New Regulations Pertain to the National Guard Medical Corps In All of the States of the Union. Jackson. Hereafter officers of the state militia hospital corps must pass exam inations before they can be eligible as applicants for such positions. This Information reached the office of Adjutant-General Scales when he received from tbe war department cir cular No. IS, giving details of the ohanges made by the war department In regulations pertaining to the na tional guard medical corpB In all the states. The Important change made In the method of selecting officers of the medical corps to prevail In the future is contained in section 3 of the cir cular: "All appointments to the medical corps of the organized militia shall be with the grade of first lieutenant, and no person shall receive such appoint ment unless he shall have been exam ined and passed by a medical board consisting of not less than three offi cers of the medical corps of the or ganized militia, designated by the adjutant-general of the state, territory or District of Columbia." Oppose Advanced Rates. The subject ot advanced coal rates in prospect for Mississippi is one which is causing much apprehension, in all ranks, among business men and consumers. The Jackson board of trade has tak en up this matter with considerable vigor, and adopted a resolution defin ing the community feeling generally, to be sent out over the entire state: "Resolved, That the business men of the city of Jackson respectfully, but earnestly protest against this proposed advance in the freight rate on coal, for the reason that they believe the present rates are amply remunera tive; that freight rates in this state, generally speaking, are already high enough, and that it is not good for the railroads to attempt to increase their revenues at the expense of shippers and consumer?, in these conservative times, when it -is a matter of common knowledge that all other lines of busi ness are bearing their shortage of both volume and profit, and have no relief, until an Improvement in industrial and commercial conditions takes place." There will be a preliminary meeting of all interested here on Feb. 27, at which time it is expected that a num ber of the junctional points will be represented. Interests of Druggists. Alive to the Interests of the drug gists, President McGee of the State Pharmaceutical Association sent a cir cular, letter to every druggist In the state, so that they would protect themselves against the danger of ar rest for violating any provisions of the Harrison narcotic bill passed by Con gress, becoming effective March 1. Upon several points Mr. McGee was uncertain, so he wrote a letter to the commissioner of internal revenue, re ceiving the following reply: "Replying to your favor of Feb. 5, you are advised that druggists can only dispense drugsand preparations falling within the Bcope of the anti narcotic law, upon the written original prescription ot a duly registered phy sician, dentist or veterinarian. "The original and duplicate order forms are only to be used for obtain ing a supply of the drugs and prepara tions covered by this law, and can not take the place of a prescription." In the circular sent out Mr. McGee, In making comments, says: "The executive committee and the president of the association endorse this law to the fullest extent. It is in line with the recommendation that, would have been incorporated In the president's annual address for a pro posed bill before the state legislature.' Conservative Lines. A comparative statement of the 296 state banks In Mississippi, compiled by R. L. Hall, secretary of the bank ing department, shows, according to bank examiners, that the financial In stitutions of the state are In better condition and conducting business along more conservative, sound anr" safe lines than ever before. Masons to Greenville. After a session at the Walnut Street Theater In Vicksburg, Greenville was chosen as the next annual meeting place for the Masonic grand lodge. Annual Inspections. The annual federal armory Inspec tion and muster of the national guard of Mississippi required by the war de partment .under provisions of section 14 of the military laws, approved Jan uary 21, 1913, will be made at the va rious headquarters and armories dur ing the month of March. SAGE TEA AND SULPHUR DARKENS YOUR GRAY HAIR ' - '- Look Year Youngerl Try Qrandma'a Recipe of 8age and 8ulphur and . Nobody Will Know. Almost everyone knows that Sag Tea and Sulphur properly compound ed, brings back tbe natural color and lustre to the hair when faded, streaked or gray; also ends dandruff, itching scalp and stops falling balr. Years ago the only way to get this mixture was to make it at horns, which is mussy and troublesome, i Nowadays we simply ask at any drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sul phur Hair Remedy." You will get large bottle for about 60 cents. Every body uses this old, famous recipe, be cause no one can possibly tell that you darkened your hair, as it does it so naturally and evenly. You dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw this through your hair, taking one small strand at a time; by morn ing the gray hair disappears, and after another application or two, your hair becomes beautifully dark, thick and glossy and you look years younger Adr. ' Although charity may begin at home, you could hardly expect a soci ety woman who knits socks for thf war sufferers to wear 'em herself. The trappers complain that the war has upset the market and that they face a loss. The ultimate consumer has not yet had official notification. The oldest woman in the country died the other day. After a woman gets to be more than one hundred she no longer tries to keep her age a se cret. The old-fashioned man who used to say he would dig ditches if neces sary before he would ask for help can be thankful if it isn't necessary just now. Women as well as men are threat' ened by would-be dictators of fashion, who are presuming to decree the doom of the shirtwaist and the Prince Al bert coat. DOWN TO BASE )F SUPPLY; Manager of Supply Company ForcedJ to a Compromise With Receipt j of Large Order. j The tea companies were fighting1 each other fot the trade of the town.' The Bee Tea company gave premiums! with each pound of tea, while the Gee1 Tea company did not. The result was: that the latter concern was being' pushed to the wall. Finally the Gee Tea people realized that they must give pieuuuiiia. . .- So, after careful consideration, th'ey decided to give a quart of milk with each pound of tea. Business picked up at once. "I understand you give a quart of milk with each pound of tea," said a . lady one day. "Quite right," answered the mana ger. "Well, I'm Mrs. Ketchem of Holdem & Starvem. We operate a string of ten boarding houses here. I want 150 pounds of tea. Do I get 150 quarts of milk?" "Why er I think so," stammered the manager. "Will you wait till I go back and look over the supply?" In a minute he came back. "Madam," he whispered, "I have fig ured up and I find that if you will take 200 pounds of tea we can give you a cow." Straw hats shipped abroad from British factories In 1913 numbered nearly 8.000,000, value $3,500,000. However, there are many fair sing-, ers who are not blondes. KNOW NOW And Will Never Forget the Experience. The coffee drinker who has suffered and then been completely relieved by changing from coffee to Postum knows something valuable. There's no doubt about it. "I learned the truth about coffee In a peculiar way," says a California wom an. "My husband who has, for years,: been of a bilious temperament decided to leave off coffee and give Postum a trial, and as I did not want the trouble of making two beverages for meals I: concluded to try Postum, too. The re-; suits have been that while my husband, has been greatly benefited, I have my-t self received even greater benefit. "When I began to drink Postum I' was thin in flesh and very nervous.! Now I actually "weigh 16 pounds more! than I did at that time and I am stronger physically and in my nerves,! while husband Is free from all his alls. "We have learned our little lesson about coffee and we know something' about Postum, too, for we have used Postum now steadily for the last three years and we shall continue to do so. . "We have no more use for coffee' the drug drink. We prefer Postum and ; health." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well ville," in pkgs. Postum comes in two forms: , Regular Postum must be well boiled. 13c and 26c packages. ! Instant Postum Is a soluble powder. A tcaspoonful dissolves quickly in a cui of hot water and, with crenm and! sugar, makes a delicious beverage In-: stantly, 30c and GOc tins. The cost per cup of both kinds is about the same. 'There's u Reason" for Postum. sold by Grocers.