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D. C. Ferris
Pnhtlaked Krory Friday and entered In the
oatemee at Maosn. Miaa.. u seeond elaae matter
Bis Months ao
Three Months . 85e
The route of the .Tacit Ron High
ray has not yet been determined
the only point settled being the
fact that ft (treat thoroughfare
leading from Nashville to New Or
leans shall be established.
The friends of the Military Road
Toute have not given up the fight
for the selection of the line of
travel laid out and followed by
Old Hickory a hundred years ago,
vhen moving his troops homeward
from New Orleans.
No matter where the proposed
highway runs it will necessarily
be of great value to this section
and should it adhere to the Mili
tary Road, and thus pass through
Noxubee it will be of almost in
calculable benefit to the people of
the county those living in any
portion of it, though, to bo sure,
those whose homes are on the road
will become the first, and most di
rect, beneficiaries.
Indeed the Beacon thinks that
the importance of it to this com
munity, should it come our way,
can hardly be over estimated.
It is the experience of mankind,
in every land and in every perioo
of a nation's history, that "of all
inventions," as Macanley puts il,
"the alphabet and the printiiij
press alone excepted, those inven
tions which abridge distance hav
done most for the civilization i
our species."
That certainly has been the cat
here in America, and the fact i
especially notable in the rapid di
velopment that followed in on
"Western States and territories aft
er the building of the transcontii
ental railway lines connecting th
Atlantic shores with the l'acifl.
When the great difficulty o(
passing from the older settlement"
of the East to the unsettled fai
aisiani piaces 01 tne v est wert
Temoved in the latter half of the
last century, the growth of all the
region beyond the Mississippi to
ward the setting sun, in wealth,
in population and prosperity.
caused the eyes of the world to be
turned in wonderment at the rap.
idly, unprecedented advance in
the civilization of the Golden
ine benehts accruing to the
country in increase of population,
in moral and intellectual as well
as material improvement became
the talk of the age.
And so will it again be in the
near future, if this Jackson High
way is constructed, all over the
sections of country through which
it is to run from the North to the
It will bring the people of the
two sections closer social relations;
it will cause the inhabitants of
each "to know one another," and
then, as the great Lamar express
ed it, our countrymen "will love
one another;" social intercourse
will become so much closer that
old prejudices and provincial anti
pathies will be removed, and cit
izens from Maine and Massechu
setts will fraternize with those of
Kentucky and Tennessee, of Ala
bama and Mississippi, and all will
be bound together by common ties
criditable alikn to pa.ch. no sVinnld
be the case between decent
branches of the human family.
The advantages to accrue from
the Good Roads movement, now
on foot from one end of our Re
public to the other, are so patent
and numberless, and of such great
moment to the citizens, as to make
subject delightful to linger upon
and elaborate, and we would that
space could permit us to dwell
upon it, and portray in fitting
terms, the happiness and prosperi
ty improved highways are to bring
in the not distant sweet bye and
fye to the very doors of Noxu
jheeans.l That to the Beacon is a thought
anove an otners pleasant to con
templete, for we know the people
of Noxubee and her sister adjoin
ing counties, and wo believe
nobler race of men and women are
not to be found this side of heav
en; and so to contribute its. mite
to their 'peace and prosperity is
the sweetest pleasure and .most
cherished ambition of this paper,
In the fortune of war, Russia
has been, especially of late and
is yet faring badly.
io aaa to the sum pi her miS'
ery things are growing unhappy
with her home people.
Discontent is beginning
show itself, as is usually the case
when a concatenation of circum
stances force conditions to con
i. .
ironc a government which are
adverse to the wishes and wants
and ambitions of the governed,
and the outlook for the triump!
of the cause which induced the
Czar to go to war is, therefore,
at the moment of this writing,
anything but auspicious.
But the game, despite the de
feats and set-backs which have
fallen to the Russian armies, has
not yet been played close enough
to a finish for an outsider to fore
tell, with certainty, what the
end will be.
mi -
j. ne Russians are a brave pea
pie, possessed of great stamina
and wonderful recuperative pow
They are stilling out, manful
ly and hopefully resisting wit
tortitude and courage the well
ligh inesistable drive of th
German force.
The longer they can hold out,
die better is the change for pro
jitions influences to interven
i d improve conditions for them
Winter is close at hand, and
the severities of a Russian win
cor upon an invading army are
not to be despised, no matter
what the prepareadness, and the
powers of endurance of the in
vaders may be.
On more occasions than one the
balance of power between Russia
and an offensive aggressive ene
my, when the latter seemed to
have an unbreakable strangle
hold upon the Bear, has been
found to be held by the Ice King,
and he has invariably used it on
the side of Russia.
Indeed, it may be said, Boreas
make ins home in the heart of
ihe Russian Empire and never
permits' the North wind, whose
blast in that region blights every
thingman and bird and beast-
it falls upon, to sleep.
Ihe rains, the sleet and the
snow takes a hand in the winter
campaigns attempted in that
country and as they always fight
against the invading foe the re
suit is rarely, if ever, in doubt.
jjuiiaijaiie louna nimseir no
mafch for the elements marshal!
ed against him at Warsaw, and
it maybe a like fate awaits Em
peror William, of Germany,
somewhere m Russia unless he
profits by the lesson learned too
late, by that greatest soldier of
modern times.
Health Rules.
Jiere are a few hp-ilt-Vi r-nino
taKen irom the Medical Review
A clem and cheerful house
maices a happy home.
Frugality and sohrierv fnrm th
best elixir for longevity.
Cleanliness prevents rust ; the
best cared for machines last the
longest ana do the best work.
Enough sleep repairs waste and
strengthens; too much sleep
softens and enfeebles.
Cheerfulness makes lovo nf
me : pure air and sunshino aro
indispensable to health.
By distractions and amuse
ments, the mind is refreshed and
invigorated, but abuse of them
leads to dissipation.
To be seriously dressed is to
give freedom to one's movements
and sufficient warmth to protect
against sudden changes of tem
foot-and-mouth disease is
getting to bo common in the
South. The Beacon is told that
some Mississippi politicians have
had half of jt for cjuito a whjfe
, "They Say."
Of nil tha powardlv and diaho,
lieal deceptions in the language
'they say" is notoriously the
first. It is the catapult of the
slauderer. Some liar maliarns his
neighbor and as he feelaand fears
that he will stand alone, he re
sorts to the base trick of pluraliz
ing vicious self, and so he outs
with "they say." "They" is of
ten only one. and of more than
one it is because the wish of the
liar is father to his thought; he
desires the multitude, in order
to lose himself therein and thus
escape the pernicious conse
quences of defamation. It is the
old trick of the cuttlefish that
muddies the whole stream so that
his own ugliness will not be not
No man of honor gives "they
say. He gives his proper auth
onty, if needs be, and does not
hedge behind the indefinite. No
court of justice will waste its
time hearing or discussing here'
say. Truth always deals in direct
ness. The sneak it is who sad
dies upon the public what his
own coarse, crude and malicious
mind conjured. Oh. the misery
of it all! The murderer of char
acter considers that he is adding
a cubit to his own importance m
subtracting from the name of his
fellow forgetful that dead Qualit
ies no more than will dead flesh
graft. "They sav" is a wretch
ed contrivance, marked with ig
norance most gross and sin so
foul and foolish that it well nigh
touches mfamty.
The Art of Resting.
To rest seems quite , simple.
There are plenty of people who
do not have to learn how at all.
to whom resting comes with a fine
natural grace, as do the arts of
eating and sleeping. These peo
ple are not all idlers, either, says
an exchange, ir erhans the Great
est workers of the world, at any
rate, those who accomplish most.
are the men and women who can
relax completely, even in the
midst of vast affairs; who keep
in their hearts an unwnnkled
corner of serenity; who can
snatch a moment's sleep between
two great decisions, come out of
it refreshed, and make their de
cisions right.
But to many of us hurrying.
hustling, nervous Americansrest-
ing is one of the lost arts. We
rush from work to so-called re
creation back to work again. We
say that mere change rests us.
So it would, if we took it in the
lght spirit; but there is no rest
when the eye is on the clock, no
rest when the hsurs and the davs
are too short for the things we
undertake to do in them.
Then, for some of us. comes
the imperative order; you must
rest and to our horror, we find
that we do not know how. We
try long hours of external quiet,
oner Black nierhts when the auiet
is only external. We try change
of air and change of scene. But
in spite of external quiet and ex
ternal variety, the thoughts keep
tapping-patter, natter, natter-
on the tired brain like raindrops
oeating on a root. It takes
months, perhaps years, of wast
ed life to teach us the lesson that
at the proper time we might have
learned so easily.
i or rest is a spiritual errace. an
arc tnat can be acquired in early
years and practiced with untold
beneht. Teach it to your chil
ren and begin to learn it your
self, even now the art of being
aosoiuteiy relaxed and quiet,
even u only lor a little whi e.
No matter how work presses, no
matter now lite whirls about you,
ieacn yourseu to Decome tor a
tew moments every day as pass
ive as the white clouds or the
green fields or the tranquil stars,
bo will you put a new strength
into your work that will make
eVery stroke and stitch of it more
lasting and more beautiful.
The fighting of the Germans
about Warsaw will compare very
favorably with the courage of
any troops, ancient or mod
em. The Beacon's military ex
pert says that it is hard to tell
what an army will do when they
know there is an unlimited sup
ply of "What Made Milwaukee"
and "Hennessey XXX" insidfi
he breastworks. He knows.
The Meridian Fair Association adver
tises extensively in the papers south of
he A. & V. R. R. Evidently the pat
ronage they receive from this section
does not justify the expenditure.
Genuine Texas
Call, look at them. N. Scales.
In the year just passed Kansas gain
I $40,000,000 in bank deDosits. hut th
country will Boon hear from thn hrour.
crs about the poor old state's bankrupt
condition. Kansas City gtr,
Death of Mr. A. G. Cunningham.
On last Sunday morning, I was shocked
to hear that my good, big-hearted
friend, Toba Cunningham, had died
that morning. .
He was In Macon on the Monday pre
vious to his death, seemingly in good
health, attending to his business as
usual, but he must have had a premo
nition of his early death, for he sold
his cotton, paid all of his debts', and
made his will. He was taken sick on
Wednesday, but no one thought his
condition dangerous until Saturday
night, when they found that blood poi
son bad set in and he died Sunday morn
ing about four o'clock. (
A. G. Cunningham Tobe, as we
called him, was born in Noxubee coun
ty, March 20th, 1849: moved with his
family back to Alabama before the
war. Was too young; to be a Confed
erate soldier, though he Berved awhile
with the home guards. He was mar
ried to Miss Sallie Rowen February
24th, 1870, and that fall returned to
Noxnbee county, and with the excep
tion of three years spent at his old
home in Alabama, he lived the balance
of his life in Noxubee county.
His wife was a help-meet, indeed,
and contributed no little to his success.
This union was blessed with nine chil
dred, two of them, Mrs. U. W. Mullins
and a son, Louie, who did while off at
school, preceeded him to the better
land. Seven sons and two daughters
and a beloved wife are left to mourn
his loss, and a great loss, indeed, it is
to them, for he was at his best in his
family. All were devoted to each oth
er, and the children were loyal and true
to Tobe, and he a most loving and in
dulgent father.
He has living two sisters, Mrs. W.
II. May, of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs.
D. F. Shuford, of Oxford, and one
brother, S. K. Cunningham, of this
county. Of the four Cunningham boys,
Sam is the only one left.
His brother John was like a father
to Tobe, and Tobe felt his loss very
much, Indeed. What one had it be
longed to the other, and I remembered
when John's riding horse gave out,
Tobe sent his best one over to him,
He was one of the most generous men
1 ever knew. When we had a fish-fry,
he was never satisfied without furnish
ing the hands to draw the sein and
most nf the provisions.
He and his good wife had nothing but
their energy and industry as their cap
ital when they started in life, but ToDe
was a fine manager, and she was in
dustrious and economical, and although
like most of us after the surrender, be
met with great difficulties and disap
pointments, still by persevering, they
finally succeeded in raising and educat
ing their children so as to be an honor
to the state and county, and at the
time of his death, he was out of debt,
and had a splendid plantation unencum
bered. He loved Will Cunningham as a broth
er, and after Will became grown and
developed into such a business man
that made him the pride and wonder of
his friends, he was of great assistance
to Tobe as well as all of his family, and
Tobe repaid this with a loyal devotion,
and the day we buried Tobe, Will said
to me, "that there was one man who
never saw anything wrong in what I
aid or did."
On Monday morning a goodly num
ber of his friends, from all over the
county, gathered at the dear old church
at Deerbrook a id held the burial serv
ices within hollowed walls. Rev. Mr,
Sasser, pestor of the Baptist church,
of which Tobe had been for a long time
a member, conducted the services, and
paid a most beautiful tribute to the
noble character of his dear friend
Miss Dell Madison presided with her
usual grace at the organ, and the Bap
tist choir, lead by the pastor of the
Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Baird
sang the beautiful songs that he loved
so while in life.
After Mr. Sasser had finished his re
marks, he asked if any of his friends
would like to pay a tribute to his mem
ory, and John Calmes, John Poindexter,
Tom Heard and mysolf were glad of
this opportunity to tell how much we
loved this generous man.
I had known Tobe when he was a
young man, just starting out in life,
and had known him afterwards when
we use to meet and have those precious
meeting at New Bethel, where he and
his brother John gave their hearts to
God, long years ago.
My good wife ,was organist of this
little church, and she had no better
friends than John and Tobe Cunning
ham. How we used to love to meet at
this dear old church and worship God,
end these gatherings together bound
this neighborhood to each other in
bonds of love that have never been
cancelled. Only two men out of the
goodly number that used ts worship at
this dear church some twenty-five years
ago are left now, Mr. J. Q. Poindexter
and Billy Dowdle.
After the services were concluded,
kind friends bore his body out to the
old grave yard, where so many of his
dear ones and friends are buried and
consigned all that was mortal of this
generous man to the dust, and his spir
it to the God who gave it. After tha
grave was filled, his lady friends cover
ed it with beautiful flowers, emblema
tic of their love for him for whom we
grieve so much, atxj then with heavy
St. Louis and Return
Only $7.65;
Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Tickets sold for Special Train leaving Ma
ton 3:21 p. m., Tuesday, October 12th, 1915.
Good returning on any Regular Train leav
' ing St. Louis on or before Tuesday, Oct. 19th.
" For detailed information address
W. C. McCullar, Agt., Macon, Miss.
II. E. JONES, Jr., Gen. Agt., Mobile, Ala.
Millsaps College,
Jackson, Mississippi
A. F. W ATKINS, Preaidont "
A High Grade College
Situatep at tha Capital of the State. Located high, dry and healthful. Entrance Require
ment, and Curriculum same aa In other lending Colleges and Universale North and South.
The very finest Moral and Religious influences. Cources leading to A. B., B. S., A. M M.
S. and L. h. D. Degree
Millaapa Preparatory School
Under separate Faculty and Dormitory Management, Uneurpaaaed Training- for College
. Millsaps Law School
Offering extraordinary advantage!. Superior Faculty; Law Llbrarlei. Accessible to all
Twenty-Fourth Session Begins Sept. 15th, 1915
For Catalogue and other information address
J. REESE LIN, Secretary, Jackson, Miss.
After bein i closed for several years, is now open again (or Guests. The
Hotel has- been put in first-class repair and entirely refurnished, being clean
sanitary and comfortable. The patronage of the old friends of the Springs is
earnestly solicited, and we promise to do all we can to make your visit pleas
ant, besides beneficial.
We are also prepared to ship WATER from any one of the Springs at
$2.00 per five gallon Carboy, with rebate of $1.00 for return of empty Carboy.
Write for rates and reservations to
L. J. SWAHN, Lessee,
Lauderdale Springs Hotel,
Lauderdale, Miss.
hearts, we turned our way homeward,
knowing that all was well with him.
When we bury our Jriends that are
so useful, and so much needed in this
world, we cannot understand why they
are taken, for now we see, as it were
"through a glass darkly," but some
day we will understand, we will under
stand. Good-bye,
Big Bud.
. The Storm.
The third tropical Btorm that has
come out of the gulf in t ie past month
reached this section Wednesday night,
the gusts of wind probably reaching a
velocity of 40 miles an Hour, no great
damage being done except to the cot
ton crop.
In town the electric light ana tele
phone company were given some trou
ble bv limbs from trees falling across
their lines. The rain came in sheets
onH hoi no- driven bv the wind there
were verv few roofs that did not leaK.
Weather Clerk Carleton reported
nearly four and a half inches of rain
Thursday morning and it did not really
commence to rain until near mianlgnc.
Except to those who had hay to gath
er and cotton to pick, especially the
latter, the rain was more' than wel
come, as a drouth of two months, dur
ing which time hardly enough rain fell
to measure, was broken.
This section had escaped the other
two storms, the first just touching the
gulf coast and entered Texas with
Galveston as the center. It crossed the
Mississippi above St. Louis, and much
damage was done all through the Cen
tral West and Eastern States before it
entered the Atlantic. The other storm
which was not so severe, went through
Georgia and the Carol inias into the At
lantic, but no damage was done to the
crops as far East as Montgomery, Ala.
The greatest damage by the storm
this week was at New Orleans, where
the wind reached its highest velocity
at 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when
86 miles an hour was reached.
Attention! Automobile Owners,
Mv attention has been called to the
failure of many owners of automobiles
co ODserve tne law in regard ts tags on
their machines. The law is very plain
"one tag shall be fastened immova
bly 18-inches or more above the crround
at the front of the vehicle, with the
number in an UDritrht visible Dosition
so that it will be plainly ' legible at all
times; tne otner tag shall be fastened
likewise at the rear of Jhe vehicle un
der the rear light bo that the number
shall be plainly legible at night even at
a distance of 60 feet." There are no
exceptions to these requirements, and
a violation of the law is punishable
with a fine of not less than $10.00 and
not more than $100.00.
If any one has lost his tags and will
make a sworn application to me I will
secure him duplicates from the State
Auditor at i small cost.
This law must be observed or suffer
the consequences of violations.
. E, PAtmijfefy Sheriff. '
Come, tell us
your troubles
H. N. SCALES, Manager
E. 0. BURNETTE, Head Mechanic
Dixie Pressing Club
E. O. KIRBY, Jr., Prop. '
Two Doors North of Postosfice
All Work Strictly . Guaranteed.
Phone 39 '
Bids to be Received for Building of Center Point
School House.
Scaled bids will be received at the office ot
Strom; and Bush, attorneys, at Macon. Mississip
pi. for the building ot the School House at Center
Point School House in and for the Center Point
Consolidated School District, at any time prior to
2 p. m. on September 20th, 1916. BidB to be made
in accordance with plans and specifications on file
in the oltice of the chancery clerk of Noxubee
county, Mississippi. Bids will be received on the
building alone, on the installation of water works,
all accordance with the aaid plan and specifica
tions. Bids must be accompanied with a certified
check guaranteeing-good faith. Tbe undersigned
trustees reserve the right to reject any and all
bids. D, W. DENT,
Trustees of Center Point Consolidated School
Notice to the Tax Payers of tha City of
Macon, Mississippi
Notice is hereby given that the May
or and Board of Aldermen, will at its
regular meeting on the ftth day of Octo
ber, 1915, proceed to equalize the pro
perty assessed for taxation in the City
for the year 1915, to increase or demin
iah the valuation of the same as condi
tions may justify; and this is to give
you notice that any person may appear
before the Mayor anfl Board of Alder
men at such time and rile written ob
jection to such increased valuation as
they may desire.
Notice is further given that after
such equalization of the assessed pro
perty or the said City of Macon, Miss.,
that no objection will be taken up here
after except as provided by law in such
After such equalization of the assess
ed property of said City of Macon, the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen will pro
ceed to make the levy as provided by
law in such cases.
This notice is under section 8422 of
the Annotated Code of Mississippi, for
Done by order of the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen this 15th day of
September, 1915. J. J. SCOTT,
e " Clerk.
POLLED ANGUS BULL--Three years old. A
splendid animnl-good disposition. Reason for
selling will go in dairy business. Will ta ke .
Ladies' Cunt sulfa
ed. Work guaranteed. City Pressing

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