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Life Insurance Company. IN THE NINE YEARS that the Lamar Life Insurance Company has been doing busines it has paid to its policy holders over $200,000.00; has loaned to them over $300,000.00, and now holds over $500,000.00 of first class assets for the protection of its living policy scribed securities with the Treasurer of the State of Mississippi, just as issues of currency by National Banks are made secure by deposits of bonds with the United States Government. Death claims are paid promptly upon receipt of proper proofs of death of the An Interesting Reminiscence. holders. Is not this sufficient proof that this Home insured; there are no undue "red tape" requirements Company is a staunch and substantial institution? That it has successfully passed the experimental stage, and that it offers real protection to all who place their insurance with it? All of its funds are invested in the territory from which it receives its premiums, and its investments consists of mortgage loans, policy loans, county and municipal bonds, and real estate, no "stocks" of any kind or owned, or held as collateral for loans. Its policies offer guarantees, not "estimates," and these guarantees are made secure by depositing pre- to cause delay in settlement of claims. Policies are liberal and fair and premium rates compare favorably with any other old line legal re serve life insurance Company. Talk to a Lamar Life Agent, or write to the under signed, if you are interested in up-to-date life insur ance. We have liberal contracts and good territory for reliable, active agents. LAMAR LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. Jackson, Miss. W. Q. Cole, President C. W. Welty, Secretary Jas. H. Ramsey, Dist. Mgr., Houston, Mississippi THE HUMMER RAD HARRILL REED. EDITOR "Entered as second-class matter March 20th, 1915, at the postoflice Houston. Mississippi, under the act of March 3rd. 1879." More Nations Engulfed in W jSupcr-Battlc-Cruiscrs jFor the Navy. ; From Meridian Dispatch. ' That the United States navy, without a battle cruiser 'at present, will be made more efficient byships of this type I better than any afloat is the announcement that comes from Washington. President Wilson and Secretary Daniels, together with the chairman of the house commit tee on naval affairs, are said to have agreed upon a build- From Meridian Dispatch. Spanish and Scandinavian promise shortly to be the in Prorain that includes the super-baltle-cruiser and the only people of Europe at peace. Bulgaria may at this suDmnnne. moment be at war with Russia and Greese, Serbia having The Dispatch, in common with other members of the been attacked, maybe in the Balkans with her army. Press- has pointed out the need of such vessels for our Whether actually under fire or not, Greece is no longer navv: for ttiev nave proed their superiority over vessels neutral, for she has permitted the troops of the Allies to of the c,ass which are I10W )Ur ''est. They wil! mount the cross her territory, from Saloniki. The prophecy that the tlle heaviest 'in a!i 1 develop a speed far superior to the whole of the continent would be involved in the destruc- super-dreadno.i 'iit. tive business of war is near its fulfillment. ' ! President Wilson and his advisers will take, a sane On the one side we have fighting now or ready to fight Vlew ot preparedness. Without the hysteria of the fear- (Continued from last week.) ed. My shoes, which were thoroughly soaked in the salt water in crossing the bay, had become so hard that I could not wear them. But I had not been in the habi' of call ing on young ladies in that style, and though all the ends of my toes had been knocked off by the rocks, which are so numerous on those macadamized roads, I crammed my feet into the old shoe and proceeded to call upon the young ladies. But, oh, how my feet did suffer! I tried to keep from limping, but it was impossible. Marable was in better shape. His shoes did not hurt him. As we approached the house, the young ladies disappeared, but the young man came down the steps and met us in the yard, with a smile on his face. After passing the compliments of the day. I asked for a drink of water. He asked us to walk around, as we supposed, to the well, but not so. He car ried us to the back door of the dinning-room, where we? entered. The only words spoken on the way to the dinning-room, was a remark, made by the young man, that "You were not born in these parts?" "No, a good ways from here," was the reply. To which he replied: "I thought so." WHISKEY AND SUGAR. After entering the dinning-room he set a decanter of of whiskey, with sugar, water, etc., on the sideboard, and told us to help ourselves, and, like Crockett's friend, didn't stand and watch to see how big our drinks would be, but turned off and began putting edibles on the table. The first thing put on was a large boiled ham. I can see that ham yet. Our Soldiers know how we L It. While he was thus engaged, in walked a young lady, then another, and another, till all were helping the young man prepare the table, and oh, what a table! I never saw a better with such waiting maids. The young ladies, as soon as we we were seated at the table, began to show their curiosity by asking questions; but a wink from the brother caused us to deal out but lit tle information at that time. Dinner over, we walked out on the veranda, where the young man informed us that it would not be safe for us to remain in the house, as a com pany of "Yankees" were encamped not far off, and fre quently passed. He then walked witii us down to the road, where he gave us some information about Balti- England, France, Russia, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece ?i f ra t In i i.lnw. ( .t-t n I.. I v ... , . . . 1 some and without t tie ih-oimii of the jingo, they have sei;, ;t ,. . .... . . . ' , . and probably Rumania; and on the other side Germany, about placing the army and navy upon a basis to defend Zh2ZZ s ,T Austria-Hungary. Turkey and Bulgaria. The warrhig the country properly. We shall soon have an army to'tZ ZJ mobilize upon Mr. Bryan's hard-road checkerboard and a' T, , "u,ucu 1 U1C uuusc' wm,e wc be nnw tn k,,n th, k r .:..., f : ,! : Vreted ourselves in the corn patch, " h" " ii family i LUlcipilKl grip j countries have in the field between twenty and thirty mil lions of men. Far from bring hostilities perceptibly nearer a close, ou tllese same thoroughfare the entrance of the new belligerents promises but to pro-: long the straggle. Progress by the allies against the Dar- Qf JIJ rirrr Act I " dnelles and the need of Turkey for more arms and supplies,1"' "50rC AStOniSHing. for her army and her people led Germany to H attempt a j Following the first meagre announcements of the feat passage through the Balkans. In this sought and secured f the goverrm.nt crgin if, n cooperation with the Amer the aid of Bulgaria. loan Telephone Company, in sending the human voice from Greece, bound by treaty to fight with Serbia in case Washington to Hawaii, without the use of wires, comes the Serbia was attacked by Bulgaria, has been drawn into the prediction of Craham Bell that it will soon be possible t vortex. Greece and Bulgaria may be said to offset each circle the globe. Such a thing seems impossible, but in other in the struggle of the nations. view of the late accomplishment one will hesitate in say- I?nnmtiin ;uiil wit"7prlriiiil imlin.lu ciirrniin.ln.1 I.., ;,,.! ,!,.,. 1, .1. . r v u...v..iun.i, oimuuuuni ing yviuii wm lunula lioxi in uie way oi voeai transmis- war, are threatened. , Switzerland contemplates the con scription system in order to place herself in a better coa dition for defense. Rumania is trembling upon the brink. Switzerland's sentiments are with Germany. Ru mania would probably give her strength to the cause of the Entente. The war drags. Two million men have lost their lives already and there is no decision. son of the human voice. Prof. Michael L. Pupin of Columbia University an nounces that he has perfected a dev ce which will entirely eliminate what are known as static disturbances, j These have been the greatest obslacies in the way of wireless engineers who are striving to make wireless tele graphy and telephone commercially dependable. Willi the aid of his device Prof. Punin declares thnr it We had hope for a turn of events when the allies, two will be possible to transmit the human voice an unlimited weeks ago, assumed the long-looked-for offensive in the distance by wireless without the least interference from West against the Germans. Thay gained several miles of these ever-present electical disturbances. If this be true trenches and announced that they had annihilated three and Prof. Pupin is correct in his theories and his discovery' German army corps, which would total 12J.G03 men. This there will be nothing to prevent the transmission of a was the French statement. A German statement Monday message by wireless telephone to every part ot the globe' said that the French and English losses were 19iJ,000 men The discovery of Prof. Pupin is said to be the result of in this offensive and that the German losses were not one- seven years' work in the electrical labratory of Columbia fifth so great. He withheld the announcement until the government tests Whom are we to believe? The German claim of allied with the American Telephone & Telegraph Company had losses is without denial in London at this time. been made public, So far there is no reason to believe Mr. Bryan, in his address at the Tabernacle yesterday that the wireless telephone is commercially practical, yet afternoon, asserted that this war would not extend to the the mere fact that so much has been accomplished offpts annihilation of one nation or one group of nations; but that logical grounds for the belief that before many years it the peoples arrayed against each other in arms would be- will be possible to telephone to almost any point of the come so sick of blook that they would be ready for peace globe without the use of wires. without decisive victory or defeat. Mr. Bryan is a prophet The general public is yet doubtful, and the public can whose predictions have not always come to pass; and yet not be blamed. The idea of the transmission of the hu if there is to be a termination of the fighting within the man voice across the ocean, so that it may be easily rec period of hope, his utterances are not without foundation, ognized, seems so improbable, so utterly impossible, that We have seen more than a year of war without appar- even the wisest have a right to be skeptical, ent lasting advantage to" either side. Every re-enforce-. If the tests made in Washington did not bear the offi ment of one belligesent group has been counterbalanced ' cial stamp of the government it mttht he looked nnon a a hvan juliii firm tn t hp et rpndfh nf tlio tl har ci.hi Tim V...i.r m . n . . o " oiuiy, uiii iiic lcicL is ouiciaiiy announced, and with by United States soldiers. We passed many of them on are against the German group cut off from the seas; but to , the sanction of Uncle Sam, so we must accept it as being ' the sidwalks, but they took no notice of us or we of them annihilate a people or a nation may be a task too great genuine. . I We passed on altogether at night after leaving Baltimore' for the whole of the Entente powers to accomplish within j We must bide our time and wait for still mor astonish-1 avoiding rlfm n,l tnwn, n,i t with nntuK ' ! ing things. -Commercial Appeal. j Continued on next page. Just after dark, the mon shinning brightly, we heard a vehicle at the house, and when it got opposite the corn patcii the whistle blew. We hurried to t le road and soon the carriage turned and came baek, and Jie whistle blew again, when we walked out into the road in front of the horses, a line pair of grays. The young man on the dii ver's seat, threw open the door, an i we stepped in and took the front seat, the other being occupied by his sisters, and a young lady from the city of Philadelphia, sitting by the driver. We had a delightful moonlight ride of about 12 or 15 miles, and at the same time had been furnished funds enough to supply our needs until we should reach Old Virginia. We then took leave of our friends, they return ing to their home, and we continuing on our way to Balti more. Should this be seen by one of the above persons, I would be very glad to hear from them. I have for a long time ever since the war wanted to write to young Mr. P.. or his sisters, or Miss , of the city of Philadelphia, but failed to remember their address, and, although I made frequent inquiries, have so far failed to learn tneir post-office. REACHED BALTIMORE. The second morning after leaving our friends, on Sun day it was, just before day,' we came to the edge of Balti more. Our route was through the city by way of Fred erick, Md., to Harper's Ferry. But passing through Balti more was rather dangerous for a "Reb" at that time;iwt. it was a long way around, and we were terribly footsore and dreaded the march. So we decided to bluff the city, and remained hidden in the woods near the road all day Snnday. We jame near being run into several times during the day, but Providence was on our side, and no one saw us. Assoon as dark came we hit the road, and we were soon ii1 the city, We called at a stable to get a turnout to carry us through, thinking it the safest, but all their teams' were out, and, besides, the proprietor, or some one in the stable was a little insolent in suspecting us to be "Johnnies." We gave him some tough jaw and left, making our way through without attracting any attention. Out of the edge of the city were many tents, occupied a decade.