Wilcox Progressive Era from Camden, Alabama on January 26, 1922 · 1
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Wilcox Progressive Era from Camden, Alabama · 1

Camden, Alabama
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Thursday, January 26, 1922
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"For Wilcox County and Her People. $1.50 Per Year In Advance VOLUME 84. CAMDEN. WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th. 1922. No. 4 S3 'h5SS5,ABftSOTl25- f Consolidated Mar 19.i Bill Board TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st. BUCK JONES ,: in ;. "the one man trail And HURRICANE HUTCH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd. ELEEN PERCY . IN :" "THE BLUSHING BRIDE" And Mutt and Jeff Comedy SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th. TOM MIX "THE RIDING ROMEO" And Harold Lloyd Comedy IM - 'Safetv Service The Three Elements Essential to Hold tne Patronage of our Depositors. Open an Account Now, and let Your idle DOLLARS EARN 4 Per Cent COMPOUND" INTEREST Selma Trust & Savinqs Bank E. C. Melvin R.JP. Anderson P. 0. Thomas President VicePres. Cashier Monuments Largt Stock of Memorials in Marble and Granite redy for feaaaeiiat delivery. All large work erected by us and satls-faetson guaranteed. Call on or write, - SELMA MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS J. W. PETERS, Proprietor. 121-123 Lauderdale St. .. SELMA, ALA. We also make the PERFECTION BURIAL VAULT, hand-led by MATTHEWS HARDWARE CO., Camden, Ala. "SHIP ' YOUR AKKE; Uil MOBILE, - Liberal cash advances made MIS I V .OPEN AGAIN - . S The Clean Screened Store. Interior of Pure White "EnameL Let us fill your Parcel Post jjj Orders. " Same line of Fancy Imported and g Domestic "Good.. Eats" as.. Before. Store jjj H same location 1114 Alabama Avenue. B a Phone 885 Daddy of Cash and Carry. i-n . nnx n r k 1 t k In SELMA, 3 Satisfactioi COTTON' 10 ALABAMA on consignments of Cotton." ALA. 111. Illl . II 1 III I I I I It-JUIM I III II I F-B"P r .- . ? .V. t .. . ,, , ; V. - . , ' ' ' i ft? v a - Capt. R. H. G. Gaines Mr. R. H. G. Gaines, age 80 years, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. H. Carter, on the Pettit Place, three miles north of town, following an illness of several days. Funeral services were held at the Carter residence Fridav. morning at 9 :30 and the interment was held at 11:30 a. m.. in the Rayville cemetery.The burial was under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge; of which fraternity this gentleman had been an honored member for many-years. Mr. Gaines was born in Insey, Choctaw County, Ala , on Novem ber 3, 1841, later moving to Lower Peach Tree, Ala., where he spent the major portion of his long and; useful life. He was gallanf Confederate soldier, "enlisting 'at the beginning of the Civil War with the 23rd Alabama -and saw some of the hardest fighting of that great struggle. He was officially mentioned for conspicuous bravery at the siege of Vicksburg, , where he- singlet handed and alone manned a cannon whch.teld thousands of Federal troops at bay for sometime. At the close of the war he return ed to his home in Alabama and on July 13th, 1865 was married to Miss Ophelia Hestle. To this union were born eight children, all of whom, with the widow, survive him. Early in' life Mr. Gaines, joined the Presbyterian church and lived a consecrated Christian life, and reared his children in the fear of God The deceased lived to see his children: grown and married. They are as follows ; Mrs Adele Williamson of Charlotte N. C. ; Mr. RH. G. Gaines of Checotah, Okla. ; Mrs; G. C. Johnson of Fair field, Ala. ; Mrs. Lucy Matheson, Mrs, H. Carter, Mr. W. P. Gaines, Mr. C. W. Gaines, "of Rayville; and Mr! E. S. Gaines, of Girard. . ' , Mr. and Mrs. Gaines came to Louisiana to reside in 1913, and have made their home with their daughter,, Mrs. E. ,H. Carter. Despite his advanced years Mr. Gaines took an active part in the life c-f business this community,. He has been a very active, patriotic and useful citizen during his long life in Alabama, and when he adopted Louisiana, as his home, he threw himself inta the work for the betterment and upbuilding o fhis new home. He made friends who learned to love and reverence i. him, and hi? j death has cast a shadow of gloom J and sadness over Rayville and Richland parish. - His sons and daughters had made this their home before him and had already become prominent in the life of the community; and he fitted - in ' and made r devoted friends at once. - He has lived an exemplary life of honesty, faithfulness and service for good,1 and his influence will long be felt. He was as brave and unselfish and generous, a man as we have : ever known, and his charity knew n0 bounds. His fearless and spotless manhood should be an inspiration to all his young friends. To his widow and .other devoted members of -the griefT stricken family we offer bur Improved Roads Suffic ient to Encircle the Earth What thq new Federal highway appropriation t0 be expended under the direction of the Bureau of Public Roads, United States Department of Agriculture, will mean to the country is accurately gauged in a synopsis' prepared by the bureau, showing the use t0 which the $275,000,-0001 previously . appropriated by Congress has been put. Up to December 31, $212,077,246 had been put to work in projects either entirely complete or under construction. To mach that amount the States appropriated $285,379,312, making a total of $497,456,558. ; ' " .., If placed end to end the roads to be paid for by this " money would, encircle the earth at the Equator and extend as far as from New York to San Francisco on the second lap. The total mileage of reads under construction and completed, the department's records show, was ap-promimately 27,000 miles. Of this mileage 9,555 miles was in projects entirely completed. The balance of 17.445 miles wag in projects which were still under construction but reported 69 per cent complete October 31. In those projects there was the equi valent of 12,000 miles of completed roads, so that the completed road to date was more than 21,000 miles, or nearly enough' to encircle the globe. . Prior to 5 years ago the Fed eral Government took no active part in the .road-lconstruction of the country. To-day about one- Half of all roads under construction are being" aided financially by the Federal Government, and the construction is subject to in spection and approval of Federal engineers. . ' : . , T January 20, 1922. Mr. P. C. Byrne, : ; Pine Hill, Ala. -Dear Mr. Byrne.- - I did not reply to your letter of January 6th on account of illness. I have wired you (yes- terday) on receipt of your second letter. I am somewhat at a. loss to answer you regarding cooperation in both Wilcox and Marengo counties. It was with eonsdera- ble difficulty that I was able to make the las trip into Wilcox and Marengo, and I am doubtf ul if another trip would be permitted at this time where being so many requestson file from county agent counties. Personally I would greatly enjoy working with you on this proposition as I like your people and your county and have enjoyed ; pre vious visits, in that section, but the rules of this Extension Department, of which I am a mem ber, require that we operate through the established county agents to the extent of giving them perf erence. '" I have -done what I could up to this time to encourage the securing of a conn ty agent and will not cease my efforts and will look forward to the time when I can renew contract with you and work closer with you on your sweet potato and related problems. r ; Marengo county is in a similar (situation as Wjilcox regarding a County Agent. . 1 ' ; ' With kind regards, I am ; ''-;': T: Very truly yours, ." : c Russell G. Briggs, . ' Sweet Potato. Specialist In. social and - political , relar lations, as in business, we have noright to expect the other fellow' to do what we ourseyes are unwilling to do- v If we see what should be done we should do it regardless of what the other fallow does or when he dees it. "". ' deepest and tenderest sympathy. Richland (La.) Beacon News. EXPERIENCED TRIALS OF A BUSINESS MAN I have been held up, held down sandbagged, walked upon, sat upon, flattened out, and squeezed; first by the U. S. Government for the Federal War Tax, Capital Stock Tax, Liberty Loans Bonds, Thrift Stamps, Excess Profits Tax, Auto Tax, and Merchant's License, - and by every Society and Organization that the inventive mind of man can suggest to extract what I may or may not possess. . From the Society of St. John the Bap tist, the G. A. R., the K. of C, the Human relief, the Navy League, the Red Cross, the Black Cross, and Double Cross, Child ren's Home, the Dorcas Society, the'Y. M C A., the Boy Scouts, the Jews Relief, the Belgian Relief, and every hospital in the land. The Government has so gov erned my business that I do not know who owns it. I am inspected, suspected, examined, informed required, and recommend ed, so I do not know where I am, suspected to be an inexhaustable supply of money for every known need. I will not. sell all Lhave and go out and beg, borrow, or steal money to give it away. I have been cussed, discussed, boycotted, talked to, talked about, lied to, lied about, held up, held Hnwn rnhVwwl anrl tiqq,.1tt g w wr . ..V. 1 1 I i 1 J ruined. : - .. . , ' And the .. only reason I am clinging on to life now, is to see what in the hell is coming next. Marion Times., - J Author Unknown. Program of the 5th Sunday Meeting of the Pine Barren Association to-be held ,' with the Baptist church at Mc Williams, Ala., January 29th, 1922. ' Morning Session 10:00 to 10:15 Devotional Exercises Frank Melton. " ' 10 :15 to 10 :30 The Five General Boards of the Southern Baptist Convectiion, their locations, officers and functions. Mrs. V. M. Caine. ' . 10 :30 to 11.00 The Soul Winn- ing Sunday , School A. T. . Sims, Manly Mitchel, discussion. 11 :00 10 11 :30 Discipline in our Churches H. R. Mosely, J. F! . . Finklea, discussion. Yv.V 11:30 tot 12:00 The best ways of buiifding u pour Association 1 R. E. Lambert, H. L. Finklea. ' . 12:00 to 12:30 Enlistment work, address; J. E. Barnes. 12:30 to 1:30 .Dinner! , ; 1:30 to 1.45 Devotional Exer cises Jessie Philpot. ; : 1:45 to 2:15 Baptist Missions in Southern Europe,"- Spoin, - Italy, Roumania, ' and Jugo Slavia S.L.Jones. 2:15 to 2:45 The right use of the bettor times which we hope are coming W. A. Davis, Percy Wallace. 2 :45 to 3 :15 The results of two years of National Prohibition W. K. E, James, W.R. Sawyer. 3:15 to 3 :30 Miscellaneous Business. '-' 3:30 tot 4:15 Meeting 'of the Ex-Committee of the Associa- Mr. W. W. Primm, efficient salesman for Cothran and Company of Selma will take up simi lar position with the B. J. Schuster Hardware Company on February 1st.' Mr. Ed Cothran member of the first named firm wll make this territory instead of Mr. Primm. Mr. Cothran is well known throughout the county' and his numerous friends throughout Wikox and adjacent counties will be led to know that he will again ca upon them. LETTER FROM REV. MARK B, GRIER Mr. Editor: The following letter may be of interest to some of your readers, it was not written for the paper, but I take the liberty of publishing. B. H. Grier. . Munich, i Bavasia, Germany, December 25, 1921. This is our last night in Germany. In the morning we leave Munich for Zurich. We arrived here last night from Dresden. Today we have walked around the principle places of interest in the city, have gone in three or if our Catholic churches, eater a good Christmas dinner of chicken and plum pudding and rested for a while this afternoon. There isn't much here to see except an old art gallery that is closed today because it is Christmas. But it is well we came here I think for it is a good place to take a week end rest after so ' much traveling and sightseeing. We are just about half over our trip, now hardly half through. I am enjoying all of it thoroughly, but it is hard work, I have written several letters on my journey, I fear that they will be hard to readr for I wrote most of them on the train. .My trip through Germany has been interesting and quite an education. If the Germans and Americans spoke the same language I believe they would be more alike than 'Americans and British. Their methods of manufacturing, running railroad systems, operating city subways and doing any kind of business is , up-to-date. They are very industerious and seem on the surface to be in; good circumstances. I judge that there are a great many though who are hard hit because of the great depreciation . of German currency. The Germans are very polite and kind, I doubt the truth of most of the stories of German atrocity. They aren't : half so bad as they are painted. The Germans hate the French, are indifferent to the English and stand in awe of the American. The French are their hereditary enemy. They go back to Napoleon and beyond. They wonder why the Americans were ever persuaded to enter the war. So I really think there are two sides to the last war. . I believe the French were eager for a chance to pay back Germany for her destruction in 1871. I have visited the following cities in Gemany : Cologne, Berlin, Potsdam, Wittenberg, Eisenach, Dresden and Munich I will have traveled by noon tomorrow-1277 miles. I will have been in Germany nine nights and tendays. My total expense for all of this is 2385 marks. That in American money isn't much over 10 dollars. So you see I have traveled ten days in Germany cheaper than I can live in Edinburgh. ;. I have ridden 2nd class most of the time, and 2nd class here is nearly as, good as an American Pullman. Tomorrow we hit Switzerland where the money is high and the railroad fare likewise because of the mountains and tunnels. I suppose my expenses will - be greater there, I have already bought my Swiss and Italian money. Italian money is cheap; too.- Traveling is cheap in Italy so I have heard, Dresden is the j prettiest town I have found in ; Germany. The Bruhl terrace along the river Elbe is . a fine ; promenade, , and on the bank of j the river on the other side there 1 are fine government buildings. The Bruhl terrace is between the , river and the museums of Dresden. All of these public buildings are decorated with sculpture, mural . paintings and bronze domes. The Dresden picture gallery is the finest Pve John H. Wallace, Jr Dies After Short Illness Originator of Alabama's Game and Fish Laws Dies Suddenly After Siege with : -Pneumonia Another promiinent figure In Alabama history passed away when Hon. John H. Wallace, Jr., State Commissioner of Conservation, died at his home in Mont gomery on last mesaay after noon after a short illness with pneumonia. His body was sent tG his old home in Himtsville for' interment. John Wallace was the author of the bill creating the game protective laws, not only in this ' state, but which has been copied j in many other states. In 1907 ' the law went into effect and he. was made Commissioner, and has served in that capacity ever ' since. No man has done, or' could have done, more for the preservation of the game nd fish than he did. He was a sportsman, and his life was cen- wrea, in tne work that he had originated for the conserva--tion of the fast diminishing game birds, animals and fish of his beloved state. Mr.Wallac waes a gifted speaker and .writer, and ,was ' frequently, called upon by legislatures in other states to assist in making laws similar to the Alabama game law. He will be missed, not only from the great work that he inaugurated in Alabama, but for his helpfulness in the capitol, where he was ever ready to assist other stateof-ficials in their duties, in an advisory capacity. A . prominent official has been added ' to , the long list of the departed, and his nlapo will ha YiorA tn fill ville Advocate. ? INCOME TAX IN NUTSHELL WHO? Single persons who had net income of $1,000 or more, or gross income of $5,000 or more. Martied couples' iwho had net income of $2,000 or more, or gross income, of ' $5,000 or more. . WHEN?. March 15, 1922, is final ' date fer filing returns and raak ing first payments. WHERE? Collector of internal revenue for the district m which the person lives, or has his principle place of business HOW? Fullt directions on Form 1040 ; also the law and regulation. " r , . WHAT? Four per cent , normal tax on .taxable income up to $4,000 in excess of exemption, . Eight per cent normal tax on balance of taxabjq income. ' Surtax from 1 per cent to 65 . per cent on net incomes over $5,000 for the year 192L Judge Turnipseed. It may be news to some people of Camden to learn that Mr. J; W. Turnipseed our popular merchant, has been sworn in as a special judge to try the care of Stanford vs Purefoy. The pub-' h'c .ls delighted with the selection as the quiet dignity of Mr.' Turnipseed comports well the de portment of judge. ' ' ' 1 ' is itself the finest painting I ever saw. I believe it was more than worth my trip to see this ; then Correggios Holy Night- is next best; There are hundreds of masterpieces in this gallery, I have pictures of most of them and views "of all of Dresden. I send some German paper money The 10 phenning note is from Cologne and good only in that town. The 50 phenning ona of . Berlin city currency: , IH write again from Italy. Hope you are getting my letters. Love to all, Mark.

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