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lit UoWia'i'1 MACON BEACON 66th YEAR MACON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. 1915. NUMBER 47 HPT-TT7 Big Bad Tells of the Day 8 of Long Ago. To the Editor of theBeecon: Fifty years ago on yesterday, the 7th of September, a gay and happy throng of old and young people gathered at the home of Mr. Matthew Nelson, then a prosperous and highly respected citi zen of the Deerbrook neighborhood, to witness the marriage of Lieutenant Thomas Stevens, an ex-Confederate soldier and gallant officer of Company F of the 1st Mississippi Cavalry, and Miss Sue Nelson, the youngest daugh ter of Mr. Nelson and his good wife, Sebelia Nelson. The War had ended in April, and Tom had made good use 6f his time, and had persuaded Miss Sue to become his bonny bride, and this the 7th day of September was the appointed time. Nick Rogers and John Deupree, his trusted companions in arms, who had served in the same regiment, and who had stood by him in many a hotly con tested battle, had consented to be his groomsmen (as we called the attend ants in those days), to stand by him in this, to Tom, a more terrible ordeal that when he charged the Yankee bat' teries: and Miss Lizzie Farrar, after wards Mrs. Brock and Miss' Mattie Manees, afterwards Mrs. Joe Nuckles, were the lady attendants. Thus attended, and surrounded by the relatives on both sides and a lot of their friends, Rev. Joe Stone, the pas tor of the Brook sville circuit, perform ed the ceremony that made this gallant old ex-Confederate and this worthy lady man and wife. Fifty' years had elapsed, and on Tues day eve, the 7th, we were invited by his Bon, Nelson, and his good wife, to come and rejoice with them and his oth er children, Mr. and Mrs. John Doug lass and Mr. Edward Stevens, that God had spared both of these worthy peo ple for half a century. Mr, Nelson's only son, young Matt, was killed at Chickamauga, while fight ing gallant in Roger's company. His handsome son-in-law, Jim Carr, had been reported missing after one of the big battles in Tennessee, and was never heard of any moie, and his wife, .Mrs. Mary 'Carr, 'he second daugh terJTemained faithful to his memory for long years, until she was called upon to come up higher. Mr. Joshua Stevens had married the older daughter, Ann Eliza, and was liv ing in his old home, so as Mr. Nelson needed someone to assist him in nis business, he persuaded Tom to come and be a son to him, and this he did, until he bought his own home nearby, where he has lived ever since. Industrious, frugal and economical, this couple has ra ised and educated their children, assisted in all church and neighborhood work, and provided a competency for their old age, and are happy in the love and respect of their children, relatives and many friends, and now having discharged their duty in every particular during their long wedded life, been true as steel to each other, hand in hand, are sitting at the western window, waitng for the sun set, and when the general roll is called up Yonder, I am sure that this faithful old soldier and his loving old wife, who has been such a helpmate to him all of these years will both be able to answer here, and to receive the welcome plaudit "You have fought the fight, you have kept faith, come up higher." . There never was a man who was more faithful than old Tom, but he has ever tried to tease Miss Sue as much as I have my Sallie, and a good many of our friends have said that both Miss Sue and Sallie will have to have an ex tra crown for having stood their old soldiers as well as they have. On one occasion, when we were all camping on the river, and Misf Sue as usual, was frying fish, and Tom, as us ual, guying everyone, one of our friends, who had just married his fourth wife, a handsome young lady, came up, and Tom said in his dry way, "Some folks are so fortunate. Here is Dr. who has had four pretty women, and I have the same old woman I started with!" But he came near having a skillet of hot lard thrown on him by his incignant wife. Well, he has taken good care of his old lady, and now that he is the more leeDie OI me iwu, ne can i ucr vj nave iiov nut nf hia sicrht. ana she is devotion aelf, and anyone who had seen them " w old together, as I have for fifty couldn't look on them, and say LrriSe was a failure. lUablllVT .1 6IO"l - - fn-law, was a remarkable man in manv respects. The very soul of honor, and U devoted member of the Methodist yhurch, in every way he was a regular what splendid self-control he had over himself, on one occasion,' when he had i 'J , j 'I',. nn anrrta nrrio mnrror 1 11m 'J?s.raH hv aflvintr he did not chew to- hacco, and Mr. neison at once bhiu, 'You can never throw that up to me again," and although he had used to bacco tor fifty years, he stopped the use of it at once. Mrs. Nelson was auite as remarkable in her way. Industrious, hospitable to a fault, she looked to the ways of her house hold and was mora active than either of ner good daughters, and could beat them riding horseback even after this v f - - Tom tells me that the Civil govern ment had been re-established and that he was sble to get his license from the circuit clerk, just as we do now, but Dr. Birion, who married my sister Emma in July. 1S65, was not so fortu nate, for I well remember that I was compelled to ask the Federal command er of the post at Mscnn. to give Dr. Binion a permit for Uncle Rom to per form the ceremony. I wanted to pro pped without this permit, but this God' v old man had practiced and preached all of his ling life in obedience to all con stituted authoritv, andjwculd not marry them without this permit. It was certainly galling to me to have to ask this officer for this permit, for with a file of soldiers, he had cut the buttons from mv Confederate iacket onlv a few davs before as some few Federal soldiers took a delight in in flicMng this indignitv npon the Confed erate soldiers. I told him if he would only come out of the town and eive me a soldier's chance I would forgive him for cuttine the buttons oil. I never hear the soner. "Wearing of the Green. " but it reminds me of the Federal order, forbidding the wearing of our beloved erev. for the none tells of a similar order of the British eov ernment forbiddiner the Irish from wearing the preen that was as dear to the hrave Irish soldiers as the grey will ever be to the Confederates. I love this dear old erev. and when I heard of the death of mv old comrade. Abe Klaus, who always had a kind and pleasant smile for all, and was such a worthv member of our camn. I donned my uniform, which was so dear to him in the brave old davs of '61. and at once proceeded to his home, intending to call out the camp to pav due honor to our dear old comrade, but his belcv ed daughter said that while they appre ciated our interest, they preferred that the camp would not attend in a body, that he had lived a simple life and that his life was well known to all, and need ed no eulogies of any kind. I mention this to explain whv the us ual honors were not paid to this worthy old comrade who loved his camp so well, and had lived such a long and useful life in our midst. Peace to- his ashes. We will all miss him sadly in the days to come. Good-bye. Big Bud. Opening of Salem School. To the patrons of the Salem Consolidated School: As was announced in last week's is sue of the Beacon, the third session of the Salem Consolidated School will be gin Mondav, Sept. 13th. The opening exercises will be held at 9 o'clock, a. m. We realize that this is a busy season of the year wUh the farmers of the coniTunity and that many of them will be disposed Ko s&id their children on to school when the wagons come for them, while they remain at home to pick cot ton, harvest the hay crop, or do other things that seem urgent at this time of the year on the farm. Others per haps feel that they need the help of their children for a week or two long er, and will probably think it impossi ble for them to start their children in on the first day of the session. We sincerely hope that all the children of the district may be given the advant ages that the school offers thorn for the ent're session, and that the patrons will be on hand at the opening exercises ready to enlist with us their co-operation for a good school. There is no business so important as the business of educating our children, and no harvest so great as that of cul tured, refined, and stalwart men and women. To those who feel that they need the services of their children at home for a while and will not be able to ser.d them at the beginning, we hope they may see their position from a dif ferent view point and send every child they have within the school age the full session. Iry it this year ana see how it works. Indeed business conditions are de pressing, crops are short, and many things not just what we would like to have them. Why, there's not n voca tion, nor an avenue of trade but that feels keenly the inimical power of the European war, but after all, regardless of its effect indirectly on us in Missis sippi, and the financial depression as a result of it that we all feel so keenly, we should be thankful that three thou sand miles of ocean waste lies between us and the fields of carnage. In com parison with Europe and other densely populated countries ours is a land of peace hnd plenty, after all. The district has an excellent building and equipment, one that the communi ty should feel proud of. We will have eleven grades this year and thus bring the advantages of a high school educa tion to all the children, and while we are paying for it, why not send them every day ! Again we earnestly ask that every child in the community be enrolled on the first day of school and that every patron be present ready to enlist with us their co-operation for a good school, which we will have. Mr. J. T. Calhoun, supervisor of Rural schools of the state, and an en tertaining and instructive speaker, wiil deliver the opening address. W. B. Jones, Prin. Let us approach our friend with an audacious trust in the truth of his heart, in the breadth, impossible to be overturned, of his foundations. -Emerson. '. - I V 'f - T f" ' Death of Mr. A. Klaus. The death of Mr. A. Klaus, which occurred at his home in Macon at two o'clock Tuesday morning, 'was received with a shock by his friends in Macon. He had been suffering from a bilious attack for a week or ten days, but as he was able to be down town, little thought was given that his end was near. His death was very sudden and was due to heart failure. Mr. Julius Klaus, not thinking that his father was seriously ill, had started to New York and was stopped by wire in Chicago, and arrived in Macon on the noon train Wednesday. Mr. Klaus' remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, at two o'clock, Dr. Jones, of the Presbyteiian church, and Mr. Si mon Loeb of Columbus, officiated at services at the grave. A large gather ing of friends from every section of the county, and a number from adjoin ing counties, were present at the grave. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The following sketch of Mr. Klaus appeared in the Beacon in April, 1908: Mr. Abraham Klaus, the dean of the Merchants Corps in Macon, if not the merchant , longest in business on , the Mobilan4 Dbiq rawMd in M osissipni, was born on April 15th, lb37, in Ruiz- heim, Germany. He left the Father land in 1858 and came to America, living first in Virginia and then in Okolona. Miss. In 18G1 he entered the army, enlisting in the Prairie Rifles, Capt. Williams, of Okolona, command ing, and served with bravery and fidelity throughout the war. He was wounded in the second battle of Ma- nasses. Since the war he has been both a loyal Confederate and a loyal citizen of the United States. In 1805 Mr. Klaus came to Macon and embarked in th3 mercantile busi ness, which he has continued in ever since, always standing among the very firBt of the local business world. Through fire, flood and hard times he has safely and successfully steered his business, and has never failed to pay cent per cent on every obligation. His name has been a synonym for honesty and fair dealing. In promoting the business enterprises of Macon, Mr. Klaus has always done his part. lie has been a director in the Merchants' and Farmers' bank since the first year of its organization. Towards his fellow-men Mr. Klaus is always liberal in charity, charitable in judgment, and a good man and a good citizen in every relation of life. Mr. Klaus was married in 1874 to Miss Theresa Strider. They have two children, Julius L. and Miss Augusta. Laymen as well as physicians will be interested iu the report discovery, by Dr, Alexis Carrel and Dr. Henry I). Dakiu, of what seems to be an ideal antiseptic. Hypochlorite of lime is the most powerful antiseptic known, but it has always had the great disad vantage that it destroys tissues, because of its acidity, aud that it will not keep long. The two phy sicians have overcome both disad vantages by adding carbonate of lime and boric acid. It is said that the new antiseptic, if applied iu time, makes infection almost impossible. For a number of years ive hav shipped about 29,000 horses and a,000 mules abroad annually. During the first ten months of the war we sent 215,7")9 horses and 39,229 mules across the sea. The Department of Agriculture be lieves that after the war is over millions of work animals will be needed in Europe, and that the United States must supply most of them. The business of breed ing horses and mules promises to be unusually profitable for several ycais to come. , A Scheme that Shoald be Rejected. The following correspondence has btvn handed The Herald for such comment as it merits; . Mississippi IVpartmonl of Justice. Jackson. Sept. 1. 1915. Dear Sir: There are now pending in the courts a number of suits of great importance to the people of the state. The appropriation made by the last leg islature has been exhausted and work in these cases is now stopped because the attorney general's office has not the means with which to continue in vestigations and taking of testimony. One ot these rases is the "Cotton Serd Oil Case," an important case to every man, woman and child in the Ftate. Last year thousands of dollars were saved the people of the state be cause this case was going on, and the price ot seed the comine season will pend largely upon tho continued prose cution of this case. This is only one of a number of cases of equal importance that are pending in the courts, and which should be within the reeu ar or der of things. 1 respectfully ask that vou give vour consent for me to borrow the sum of $3,000.00 with which to continue the state s litigation, and enclose herewith a letter addressed to mvself to be Bi'firn- ed by you in the event you give your consent. 1 am. Your friend, (Signed) Ross A. Com.ins, Attorney General. Hon. Ros A. Collins, Attorney General. Jackson, Miss. r nv . . uear Mr: as a memper or me in coming legislature. I give mv consent tor you to borrow the sum of $3,000.00 with which to continue prosecutions in the Cotton Seed Oil Case, and the oth er important cases pending in the courts ot the st.ite, and pledge mvself to vote for an appropriation to repay same at the coming session of the legislature. Yours very truly, mi i a a i inc advertisement in tnc above letter of himself as a trust buster is a feeble reiteration of the alle gations on which the famous "Sons of Plato'' case was exploit ed as a platform for the re election of Eoss Collins to the office of At torney (Jeneral. The charges made therein were wholly, or al most wholly, founded upon the contents of letters between officers SX!'l .nxleij and oil men, dated several years prior to the suit. These letters, it wasi contended, bore evidence of a trust combina tion to control and raise the price of seed. It is not to be denied that they warranted accusation of such intent, but no proof was ad duced that the intent had been carried into effect to any certain extent. The scheme in tact failed justly and miserably, as was in evitable in such a field of opera tions. .Nothing but short siglit edness would have overlooked de fects that were fatal to success. The main cause of failure was the force of trade rivalry, that under minded the "Son's of Plato" pledges. As against the pledge, the practice was "every mill for itself and the devil take the hind most." The worst that was shown was that several years ago there was an effort to violate the law. The assertion that the "cotton seed oil case saved thousands of dollars'' or any dollars to the seed seller is unsupported by a single item or circumstance of proof. It is within reason and truth to pro nounce it the veriest rot either the dream of an ignoramus in the law of supply and demand, or an impudent fiction for working a graft, through plays upon the pre judice of misinformed men. It was shown in the trial of this case that throughout the season the price paid for seed and of the fin ished product moved correlative!)', with never more and sometimes less than a margin between them of legitimate profit. All who give thoughtful consideration to the buying and selling of cotton seed will agree that this must have been H) tx'causc it could not have been otherwise. If other evidence of the Attorney (ieneral's fake ac cusation is wanted, it may be read in the stories of crippled and shut down cotton seed oil mills all over the state, in the alence of any sign or story of their acquirement of wealth. There is another reason and an imperative one, why the Attor ney General's request should be denied. In case of emergencv the practice of securing pledges from members of the legislrture to vote specials sums may be defensible. I.ut the merits of the case should be beyond dispute and the emer gency apparent. This has been the invariable rule iu the past never before has there been an ap peal to the members of the legis lature otherwise. The circular letter of the Attorney General is Votoim iip wish to announce to our friends and customers that we have secured the exclusive agency for thecelebrated "Votan Coffee" One trial will convince you. For "Votan Coffee" and ALL Groceries FHONE 25 T. W. CRSGLER Crown Gasolene ! THE BEST ONLY IS cteo N. SCALES 7-30 8 T. made in the face of precedents, and of specific provisions of law deemed ample to supply him with funds for the purpose he vanishes in his letter. Under the circum stances his request should not only be rejected it should be rebuked. .Mr. Collins seems to be trying to anticipate legitimate legislative action. His claim should take the usual course no money should the legislature, which will assem ble in four months, appropriate to his office until his official report detailing his past two years' oper ations, especially his disposition of the large sums appropriated him for carrying on his trustsuits, is passed upon and approved by the proper committee. The an nual amounts paid him out of the treasury have been published as follows: Salary of Attorney General $ 3,000 Salary of two assistants 4,000 Salary of two stenographers. . . . 1,700 From special appropriation un der House Hill .o. 5,000 Total $15,700 Uncalled for Letters. List of letters remaining in the post- off! :e at Nfacon, Mississippi, for the week ending August 35th, VJ15: MrsGeorgiaAnderson II C Cockrell MrsDollienanhuld Airs Mable Uarker Mr. Carry Cook Mrs Lola Culwell Fd Dai I M. 1'. Feazell Mrs Cresie Hurt Hen Johnson J H Kibler Augusta Moore W D Kay Mrs Daisy Itcenes Kltnore Uunkins Wm Garner Field Winie Jiifii-s Mrs Jul a Johnson Massee, FHton Co. Mrs Mary McClung Miss A i e Nuipler Jim mi'.' Terell Miss J in'; Weft Miss L B I nomas Miss Nesba White John Willi mis Miss Ella Williams When calling for above letters, please say advertised and present one cent at the general delivery window. A. C. Fant, P. M Money to Loan. In iums of not lei than $1,000 ; five year loam; SO per cent of reasonable valuation of land with out improvements. Best propo sition on the market. 1'rompt inspection. No delay in closing. STRONG & BUSH. Coffee! RESOLUTION , By Noxubee County Peiuion Board ii Memory of W. W. DougUta, Decaaaed. Whereas, Since our last meeting it has pleased Almighty God to remove from us our comrade and co-worker, W. W. Douglass. Therefore, be it resolved, that this board do now adjourn, out of respect to hia memory until next Monday morn ing at 10 o'clock, and that the Macon Beacon be requested to publish this res olution. This September 6th, 1915. T. J. Wilkin8, Tres. W. S. Perm enter, . J. E. Adams, W. J. Hubbard, W. H. Smith, John A. Tyson, 1 Chancery Clerk. Schedule of Trains at Macon, Miss.' SOUTHBOUND No. 1 Express Daily 1:15 a. m. Throutt h to Mobile No. 3 Express Daily 12:32 p. m. Through to Mobile No. 5 Express Daily 5:41 p. m. Through to Meridian NORTHBOUND No. 2 Express Daily 2:30 a. m. Through to St. Louis No. 4 Express Daily 4:17 p. m. Through to St. Louis No. 6 Express Daily 10:26 a, m. Tluough to Union City .! W. C. McCullar, Agt ROOMS KOU KENT Apply to Miaa Edna Mijuh. phone ' 7, I'. O Hox 112. WANTi-ai-A v rl (whitel r wttlrd woman for i.ju..t'uM-r, AiMrrM Box 2U. Maron. Milt. K:nt .sAI.E-lictHence, 5 room, convenient to ch.xil km- unfa houef. niilt, garden tpot, A ery ii i a. ! pla. Apply to Beacon office. SEKI) OATX-Texas Ki Hunt Proof oata. Alto i-!"l whi'U. Both home irrown, T. W. JACKSON. Prairie Point. MIm. roUN FOR SA I. K Several thousand buahefa f t'irn for utile at 7rn- per buhel. Caah preferred ut good WH-iirity will be token. Will ahw trade' orn for cattle. L. G. OLIVER. McLeod. Mlaa. SEED OATS-&00 boahele of Appier Runt Proof ered oati for Ic. Will deliver in Macon in lot at and above 26 bushels, at 75 eenta. S. W. ADAMS. Route 1. Macon. Misa. FOR LEASE. The Hinton Plantation, three miles from Brooksvflle, west. Good proposition for reliable party. Write or see MRS. T. R. SPALDING. . Brookaville. Miaa. TRESSPASS NOTICE All parties, hunters, fihfrmer. peddlers, are warned der penalty of the law not to tresapasa on my place, known ae the old Callaghan place. All violators will moat cvrUiniy be prosecuted. W. L. SHEBROD.