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EACOH L B 9 1 i.P r nta 4or lire std 66th YEAS UACON. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. 1915. NUlISQt Big Bad Pay Tributt to a Old SotdUr and Comrado ft On Monday evening, the 23rd Instant, I received a 'phone message from Hon. Staeey Hibbler, of West Point, telling e the sad news of the death of Ms father. I had known Tol Hibbler since we were boy, had met him for the first time In 1860. He was at his on ele's, Jim Hibbler's, near Cooksville. during his vacation, bavins: attended the famous Gathright school, at Sum- merville, with his cousins. Robert and Ed, and my uncle. Clate Conner. Mack Ante, anaomer Noxubee boys. I was living In Selma at the time, and wan n a visit to my grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Conner, In this eounty. What a fine time we boys had that summer, riding fine horses, courting the girls, reading Ivanhoe, and memo rising the Lady of the Lake, and un consciously preparing ourselves for the War that was soon to break upon us in all of Its fury. I mention this, for Sen ator Summer said, "one reason the Souther boys were so chivilaric was because they read Scott's novels, and tried to Imitate Ivanhoe, James Fitz. James and brave old Reoderiek Dhu." Tol was the gayest of all that splen did set of boys wealthy, handsome and brilliant he was the life of every gathering. The next year the War commenced. I went to Virginia and served in that magnificant army; Clate went with Roger's company In the 41st Mississip pi, and was killed at Jonesboro, Ga. Bob also went with this company, but was transferred to the Noxubee troop ers, where Ed, Tol and Mack Tate had already enlisted. There was little rom ance in the Infantry, nothing but the stern realities of war, but with the car airy, the eyes of the army, it wn dif ferent, and when I read of the splen did raids and daring charges made by this magnificant regiment, I longed to be with them. The 1st Mississippi Cavalry was part of Armstrong's Mississippi Brigade and this brigade with Ross' Texas Brigade made up Bufford's division, and what a splendid division it was! A brigade of braves enthusiastic chivarous young ' Ulssissippians and a similar brigade of young Texans! And of all these gal lant young men, Tol was equal to the bravest. Ever gay and cheerful, he was the life of the camp, but all of our valor was in vain, and Appomattox had to come. Coming out of the War, as General Lee said, with all lost save honor, Tol found his property gone, but with a . . . . prave nearc, ne, nice the rest or us, Bet to work to build his fortune again After a few years he cast his lot with the good people of West Point, then only a village as a part of Lowndes county. Soon these ambitous young men, by agreeing to name the count; Colfax, which has happily been chang J ed to Clay, got the black and tan legis lature to give them a new county, and made the brave little city of West Point the county site. From that day until his death, Tol was a loyal and de voted son of this county. When I received the message telling of his death, I felt that I had to attend his burial, even at the risk of failing to vote lor friends who had claims on me, but to try to make sure I would get back to vote, I went in a splendid auto, being joined in Macon, by Ed and his wife. When we reached Crawford, and told my good friend, George Waller, of Tol's death, he readily consented to join us, as he had always loyed Tol. Arriving at West Point, we went at once to the home he had built and lived for 40 yean. Here his children in were born, and all of his associations in life clustered around it reminding us o our old comrade of the long ago. We were soon ushered into the parlor, where lav all that was mortal of this Seallant soldier. Lying in a beautiful Jgrey casket, wrapped in the flag he loved so well, and followed so gallantly, covered with beautiful floral emblems, aM ! it .1 tJ J i1itlookea so me-iiKe. mat we coum I lofcarelv realize he was dead. The t H . -J in o n avrtunaolnn and Barilla that ad so0en greeted me, was on nis SCO. ' A 1 biuuu ujr iim wum, he gloricns past that we baa spent ogether, rushed over me, and it was ard to realize that this waa the end. He was buned from the First Baptist hurch, of which he had so long been a onsistent member. The services were conducted by his pastor and warm per- Isonal friend, Dr. R. L, Motley, assist ed by our own Rev. J. L. Svkes and Rev. R. L. Phelps ana Kev. r. c. Moore. Each minister paid tributes to !the christian character and lovable at tributes of our friend. While he was loyal member of the Baptist church, e was so full of love and charity for fell that all loved him. The floral tributes were the most bountiful I ever mw, tin we west 5 rsi H Be ran wet id i; snot ded Point Chapter of the U. D. C. had dec orated the coffin and chance! of the ehurch most beautifully. I was glad to note that Tol had provided a mem orial window In the church, and his name Is engraved thereon, and will stand a lasting memorial to the love he had for his church. His old comrades of Camp Ben Rob ertson, of which he had been a member so long, attended In a body, and it sad dened my heart to see these old vete rans, as they sat with bowed heads, listening to the beautiful tributes to the memory of one thev all loved when I thought how soon similar services would be held In their memory. The West Point Rifles, a splendid body of young soldiers, attended as a mark of respect to this old soldier. When the services at the church were over, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Greenwood cemetery, named by Tol, and soon his body was laid in the grave, In a lot of his own selection. i The young soldiers marched around his grave, and at the command of the captain, the bugler sounded taps, and Mr. Motley pronounced the benediction, and we left him alone with his God. I don't like the city was of burying the dead. The coffin is placed In an iron box, or vault, lowered in the grave, the benediction pronounced, all leaving the grave to be filled by the undertak er. I like the old country way-loving bands to All the grave, and lady friends to place the flowers on the grave. After the services we returned to his home, and in the company of his dear wife and children, a sister, Mrs. Mattie Cook, and his brother-in-law, the Hon J. B. Stacey, of Kansas City, we whil ed away the evening, talking of the sunny nature and loving disposition of dear Tol. Mr. Stacey said he loved him as brother, and loved him, especially for his great kindness to hia father and mother and his dear sister. Everyone spoke about what a loving family Tol's family was, and his great love and divo- tion to his wife and children. loi was at our reunion last summer held at our house, and as usual, was the life of the crowd. He had been made General of the Mississippi Division,' but to bis old comrades, he was only Tol. Ihe next and last time I met him in life was on the train going to the re union in Jackson, and he was bo thoughtful and courteous to all on the train, and he told me that he had found the the secret of happiness it was to love people. He said, "Emmet, if I were to hear that you had talked about me and said unkind things about me, I would still love you, for if 1 didn't I would be un happy myself." When I went home, I told Sallie of this, and said that Tol had taught me a lesson in foregive- Noxubotan'o Expiritnc tho Galvuton Storm. GLVBSToN, Tex., Sept. 29, 1915. 45 ness. The next morning, as the roads were very bad, Ed persuaded Miss Ida to stay and wait for the train, and he and I came on alone; George Waller had returned home the evening before. We stopped and looked once more at the grave of our dear friend, and we found it covered with flowers, and we said that we knew it was well with Tol. I told Ed that we could not have wished tor a more happy ending of the life for this gallant soldier. Loved and respect ed by all, living to fee his children all grown, and an honor to his life, dying before the infirmities of age had im paired his usefulness, that I could not but feel that it waa well, and I knew that he had answered to the Roll Call Up Yonder, aa he had so often done with the old Noxubee troopers. As we came home I said to Ed that what made Tol so popular was that he was genial, kind to everyone and brought sunshine and happiness where ver he went, and what a bright happy world this would be if we could all cul tivate this spirit and emenate the ex ample of our dear comrade. He is now only a memory, but what a blessed memory he is to all who knew him, and the legacy of a life well spent is worth far more to his children than having left them great riches. Good-bye, Big Bud. A crop total of under twelve million bales, which is indicated by the government condition re port published yesterday, will re auire but little extraordinary carrying assistance from the banks or the government. With no additional trade restriction to apprehend, the contraband decis ion being now a fixed fact, un- ess there are further causes of crop deterioration, manceting should hereafter proceed on norm al lines. With such a total a rise would seem more probable than decline. But you never can foretell the future of cotton. Vicksbursr Herald, To tlx Editor of th B We have experienced one of the severest storms that Galveston has had since the nineteen hundred storm. The danger signal was sent out broadcast over the island Sunday night, the 15th, and people from all parts of the island began to come in, bringing as much of their belongings as possible. Some even brought some catt'e. All day Monday the city was full of excite ment and thousands of people left the city on every car they could get on as night was approaching. The howh'ng waves were splashing on the sea wall at my post, and I thought of little Clau dine, my precious little motherless baby, as she was several blocks away from me. And while I hated to leave my comrades In time or distress, I felt It my duty to jo to my little girl. Our house was low, and we had to go to a friend's house for protection. I found about thirty or forty people there. The city was full of water and hundreds of houses were'washed away, and so many wrecked, that our water supply was put out of commission, and from the looks of things, It will be several weeks before we van get plen ty of water. A glass of water cer tainly looks big, and my ! how a fellow can smack his lips with a few drops of water. The infantry soldiers stationed here lost all of their tents and most all of their property. The Galvestion sol diers were more fortunate than their brother soldiers at Texas City, as our artillery quarters afforded them shel but they were packed in as tight as sardines. It is hard to estimate the number of lives lost, as they are finding more dead every day. We had to bury a few here at Fort Crockett, but 1 suppose their bodies will be taken up later and given a decent burial. There are thousands rof head of cattle between Galveston and Houston, and very few of them were saved. Galveston is pressing every idler in the city to work. Of course, some of them are not fondjof work and are very much discouraged. All of the bath houses have been washed away, and I suppose things will be very lonesome here during the balance of the bathing season. We lost only a few soldiers here at Fort Crockett, but several at Texas City, as they had no houses to shelter them. There are few houses left down on the island, and u we don t get water in a few days, I think I will go over to Houston and take a bath. I was sorry, indeed, to see Noxubee turn down "Big Bud" for the Legisla ture he is such a good man. Never mind, "Big Bud." If you live long enough ,to see the ladies of dear old Noxubee vote you will go back some day with flying colors. I heard a lecture on "Temperance" bv a lady juat before I left Browns ville and she said that when the women folks all over the United States get to voting, this will be a grand old coun try to live in, and they will show us men how to run a government. I am anxious to see Congress meet, as the sentiment is in favor of larger army, and I think the Govern ment will put all of us old soldiers on toe reserve aa instructors, men, per haps, after all I can come back to dear old Mississippi, my native State. r. s.-ii you nave room in your paper to print my letter, it will be appreciated, as it will give your read' era some idea about the storm. It will take Galveston some time to recover from the storm, although every one is working and cleaning up and trying to keep down sickness, aa so much of the boulevard was destroyed. The sea wall certainly saved the city. A sailboat was washed over the wall at Fort Crockett and was torn in splinters. The soldiers saved most of the crew. The cargo of hemp was washed all over t.ie city. Some of you who have never been away from "your home State to live cannot realize the pleasure it brings any one to go back to his old home on a visit to friends and loved ones. My happiest day is when I am getting ready to visit my home, and if nothing prevents, I will be back in Noxubee next year to spend a month, and hope to meet all my friends. James M. Hudson, Sergt 128th Co., C. A. C, Fort Crockett, Texas. P VALVE-IN-HEAD t, pft V MOTOR CARS t Poineer Builders Valve-in -head Motor Car Greater Car Value Lower Price Dispite 8 lower price we guarantee 1916 Huicks contain more drop forging, better upholstery, better tone and finish greater quality throughout than any previous model and they are furnished complete to the smallest detail. Regardless of the car you buy, or the price you pay, no where can you get greater value. PRICES 00 R O. R. FT TNT MirninAM Catalogue and detailed specifications furnished on request JAS. G. HORTON, Agt., MACON, MISSISSIPPI. Hairy Thaw is again i-i the lime light. This time he wan.; a divorce. Somptten are SO impulsive. , , .. i t'-Stemntlnff to Bret out of the wav Mr, I tahl felL . bruisinir her some what." For heaven's sake, what's that?-J. C. Aby in N. 0. States. The sudlen change in the weather this week necessitated heavier clothing by those who had them. Those who didn't will remain in bed until the weather moderates. Jimtown (Texas) Jimplecute. Revenge is sweet only in anticipa tion, never in accomplishment- The little savings bank in the home means more for the future of the chil dren of a family, almost, than all the advice in the world. It gives them the right start. William McKinley. Anthrax, the horrible cattle disease, has broken out in north Mississippi. It is not to be wondered at. The editor of the Chicago Tribune has been visit ing that section. Alaska, where milk sells for fifty cents a quart, ould seem to be the milkman s paradise, but let a milkman from the Stages migrate thither, and ne win very likely hnd that an Alaskan cow demands forty-nine cents' worth of ieed lor every quart of milk she gives. In man whom men condemn as ill, I find so much of goodness still. In man whom men pronounce divine, I find so much of sin and blot. I hesitate to draw the line Between the two, where God has not. Joaquin Miller. If you want to know whether you are destined) to be a success or a fail ure in life, you can easily find out. The test is very simple and it Is infallible. It is this: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you. James J. Hill, builder of rail roads. Thanks to our young friend, Master Horace H. Kinney, for a box of deli cious prunes from his father's orchard. They were the first Mississippi grown prunes we had seen, but we knew they were growing somewhere in Mississippi like the cork tree we exhibited from Carroll county at the New OrUans Exposition, for everything grows in our grand old btate, though many things lack their chronicler. Aber deen Examiner. an exchange remarks that the most powerful king is work-ing ; laziest, shir-kjng ; the leanest, thin-king : the most thirsty, drin-king ; the slyest, wink-ing ; the best liked by all ladies, tal-king; the most humiliating, sin king ; the most stern, span-king ; the most necessary, ba-king : the most lovely, spar-king ; the most optical, loo king; the most vibrating, sha-king, and the most despised, snea-king. r Crown Gasolene S THE BEST ONLY 1 ct So No SCALES T-30 S T. Avarice begins Balzac. whore poverty ends. The greatest scious of none. of faults is to be con- One American product for which the war has created demand is the link- jointed wire cutter.on the double lever age principle, familiar enough to every mechanic in this country, but new to England. Englishmen comment with a sort of envious wonder on the fact that although the Yankee tool is con siderably smaller than the ordinary fcngliah wire cutters, and wef As less, it exerts, at equal' pressure, a force of 660 pounds as compared with 2200 pounds by the English tool, and can be used to cut wire entanglements in places where tbe other is 9D10 ser-Tic, Be generous, yet not too free ; Don't give the Fox the Henhouse key. There is one cloud that has no silver lining that on a man's good name. To live bravelv evervdav is to takn closerstep to the great reward. wealth has wings, but industry and economy are shears that will keep th m clipped. When you have to take back things that vou have said, you are likely to find the goods somewhat damaged. Satire is a sort of glaxs wherein be holders do generally discover every body's face but their own, which is tne Chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world. -Swift. To work, to help and to be helped ; to learn sympathy through suffering ; to learn faith by perplexity : to reach truth through wonder behold 1 thi is what it is to live. Phillips Brook Reaction, spiritual and political, an' hate are the common effects of war That Spanish character was brutalize by the centuries-long contests wifh th More is at any rate a tenable theory. That al1 Europe will be worse for thi war. In every important respect, is no' only quite possible, hut, unfortunately, most probable. Saturday Evening Post. STOCK FOR SALE-Havin dinod of my form will offer for tale 13 milcheowt, on J me) male. 4 yearling heifers. 8 winter cal Tee, Price S600. One coach filly, 4 reari old. and one Bel fianfllljr. t yean old; price WJO. OaeNo. 15 Del-aval Separator, almoet aa good ai new. 12acret of Spanish peanuta, Would consider oae year1! timaat 8 percent on approved Mevrity on the above. H. E. HULU Route 2. Macon. Mite, FOR REOT-Tbe old Dr. Minor reeidenee. corner of Majq W) pep flrwtl, g Henry MlBOTi Tht Subscription Swint. Our idea of a whole hog, with saus age meat for brains, is the fellow who reads his home paper for years without raying for it and then swears he never ordered it.-Shuqualak News! Era. The last time we read of this person he had threatened to stop the paper if they didn't quit sending him a bill. Meridian Dispatch. Twenty-six years sjco the American Temperance Life Insurance Association of New York was orirsnized to Drovide life insurance for total abstainera. , It failed the other day, not because the total abstainers died , too fast or too early, but for the very interesting rea son that after basing the coat of its policies on the average life of total abstainers, the company Jlater changed its rules and admitted moderate drink ers. tne deaths among the "moder ates" were fifty per cent, more than they were among y total abstainers. FOR DALE Good buifgv and Huddle horse, . not Hfc-iid f anything $200 00 One saddle coir. 3 years old 100 00 One saddle colt, 2 years old. .. . 00 Due regiHtcn-d Jersey cow. .. . 100 00 One -..ir.rpreH Jersey bull, ready for service 60 00 Three registered bull 'calves from fine cows 60 00 N. SCALES. Schedule of Traini at Macoa', ITm. SOUTHBOUND No. 1 Express Daily 1:15 a. m. Through to Mobile No. 3 Express Daily.. 12:32 p. m. , Thr jh to Mobile No. 6 Express iLIly 6:41 p. m. Through to Meridian NORTHBOUND No. 2 Express Daily 2:30 a. m. .. . Through to St. Louia No. 4 Express Daily ........ 4:17 p. m. - ' Throuh to St Loal No. 6 Express Daily 1026 a. m. Through to Uoloo City , . ' W. C. MILLAR, Aft, is- I J ' vlH ' K ' ' S; ; . iff m m:"l , -1 )H, utel :c.: 1 YY f 1 - it '