Not long after acquiring Stone, Albright & Co. from his father, Benjamin H. Stone sent a payment to the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co., a mill that dominated the economy of Columbus, Ga.
The bill, for unknown product, reads:
Eagle & Phenix Mfg Co
In pay ment of a/c we enclose Washington County BK Check No 2723 in our favor for one hundred fighty two & 86/100 Dollars on Continental BK S Louis Ms [sic]
BH Ston & Co
The mills and dam of the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co. on the Chattahoochee River are seen in a post card circa 1926. Today the Eagle & Phenix Mills have been converted into river-front condominiums. See more about the Eagle & Phenix Mills and Dam.