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Tkc Lexingtoh Advertiser The Advertifi-r Publishing Co. Publishers. EoUr«ii at the PostofTice at Lexintrton. Mias, a Hail Matter of the Second Claaa. s v sampi ..President . JOHN KTLLINOSTAP. Vice Pm't ACfty Editor 8 a povaix. 8ac'>• and Manager j FRIDAY. JUNE 5, 1908. Announcements DC For Congress. B. G. HUMPHREYS, PERCY BELL, Of Washington Couniy. For Mayor. H. S. HOOKER. W. L. DYER. O. F. HOSEA. For City Treasurer. C. L. KEIJEtN. J. A. STAN SB URY. For City Marshal, JOHN A. BROWN. T. J. JORDAN. P. M. M. ALEXANDER. LEXINGTON FORTUNATE. The office ofAlderman confers great honor and greater distinction than anv other office within the gift of a city, because upon the integrty, abili ty, business acumen and the progress ivenes of the aldermanic body depends most largely the civic welfare and mu Therefore, se ntcipal advancement, lect your choice,not from a standpoint of personal likes and dislikes, hut from the rational standpoint of the same sagacity and clear sightedness you em ploy in your selection of men for serv ice in your individual enterprises. Just a few are more important than they "who build a city." Laurel Ledgei. We publish the above with a hearty endorsement. The very life, progress and prosperity of any town is depend the ability, integrity and of its "city fathers. " ent -upon progressiveness Lexington has in the past been for tunately blessed vith a superior set of officers, which explains why she is constantly on the upgrade and is out distancing sister cities of greater pie tensions and as favorable locations. During Lexintgon's municipal history her various aldermanic boards have been comjiosed of members who have always displayed as much interest, care and solicitude in the material.ad vancement of the town as tbev have in their own personal affairs, and no symptom of desire for "grafting, personal gain at public expense that bane of numerous towns and cities throughout the land—has ever been suspicioned or evidenced here. In fact, have had such a good and satisfac tory lot of aldermen, and such a splen did set of men to choose from at each successive election,that*the aldermanic contests have been permitted to lapse into innocuous desuetude, and public interest has chiefly centered in the races for mayor, marshal and treasurer, tbe municipal official positions which modicum of emoluments. But or we carry a the importance of the lioard of alder the prime and most important man factors in a city government—should not he lost Right of. " There is "issue" in Lexington to " There is no "issue" in Lexington to divide the city into dissensioua or Perfect harmony pre war ring factions, vails, the entire citizenry being as one in the desire for the continuous up building and progress of the city in all lines of development. The genus "knocker" is non est. There' are no "isms" to contend with, no political j debts" to pay, no "revenges" to take. All are left ftee and untrainmeled 'to vote for whoever in their own opinion will best conserve and advance the best interest of the communality. But the question with the voters at present is, who the candidates for al dermen will be? A quota of splendid men have signified their intention to test their popularity and running qua lities in the races for mayor, marshal and treasurer, but as yet not a single name has been publicly announced in connection with the board of aldermen. Election time is drawing near and be voters should be advised in good time as to who is willing to serve, in order to he enabled to make their re spective selections. The last legislature passed a law whereby every county may establish an agricultural high school by complying with the provisions of the act known as Senate Bill No. 802, published in full in this week's issue of the Adver _ i Consumption is less deadly than it used to be Certain relief and usually complete recovery will result from the following treatment: Hope, rest, fresh air, and— Scott's Emulsion. ALL DRUGGISTS: 50c. AND $1.00. % f F - v V' tiher for tbe information and benefit | of whatever community in Holmes 'county that may desire to have this j highly desirable institution located in The county school lioard it* midst. has announced a meeting for the first, JI, ;dav in July to consider proposi | Tbe enterpris .... * .. tions along that line. , ing town offioouman^has taken the in- j tbe matter and is prepared ; itative in to comply in every essential w ith the requirements of the law. Mabry has offered to donate the requi- j site twenty acres, tbe elegant and^well furnished brick school house will l>e turned over and a commodious dormi- j tory is guaranteed. T)tber communi ties have the opportunity to bid, hut they will have to get a hustle on them- j selves and be prepared to make their, propositions by the first Monday in July A permanent institution like an agiicultural college is a thing to; be eagerly sought after by any locality. Dr. VV. O Lieutenant Gov. Manship is being severely criticised for pardoning Star ling, tbe bank wrecker, while holding the chair during Gov. Noel's absence. Defaulters for large sums and bank wreckers seem to be the favorite ob jects of executive clemency, both state and national, and tbe people are get ting tired of the favoritism shown the bigger thieves. The people of Miss issippi would have been much more satisfied had the governor himself han dled the proposition. Fora lieutenant governor to use the pardon preroga tives during a very brief absence of the chief executive looks very much like arrogant usurpation of power Hon. T. Upton Sisson is running for congress in the fourth district, eminently able and admirably fitted for the position be is handicapped by the prevalent public idea that be was brought out by a faction whose slogan is "anyhing to beat Shed Hill." candidacy is an echo of the late Unit ed States senatorial race in which Mr. Hill supported Williams, for which ''delinquency" he is to be condignly punished. By entering the congress ional race, Mr. Sisson greatly dimin ished his chances of ever being elected governor. _ John Mitchell, the labor leader, is mentioned as the probable nominee of the Democratic party for governor of Ilinois and he will most likely accept the tender. The vast majority of the workingmen of tbelUnited States will vote Democratic in tbe next election, having learned from bitter expreience that the Republican promises of a ''full dinner pail" and prosperity were hol low mockeries. While His If you don't like the tone of this pa per. tell us in a letter containing a dollar bill, tbe price of a year's sub scription. Otherwise keep still as it's none of your darned business. - Spring (Kan.) New Era. We congratulate our esteemed con tempary, the Durant News, upon the addition of a gasoline engine and fix tures to its already well-equipped plant. | i ! i | With the Graduates The Advertises publishes the follow ing papers read by graduates of the high school at the commencement exercises last week Class Poem, bv Santa Tackett. (With apologies to Virgil.) The class of 1908 I sing, Who first from the kindergarten came Fleeing from the A. R. C. To grades of higher degree. They being much tossed about, Both in the school and out, By the forcible home rule And the firm law of the school; And also suffering much From hard lessons and such. Yet (mirabile dictu) They've managed to pull through. And now by the help of fate They are ready to graduate, And also by ttie help of three Of the best teachers that are, have been, or shall be. They've been in the same boat three years, Sharing each others hopes and fears. There's little George, the wonderful prodigy. Who learned to read Latin at the age of three. Calm Nettie, tranquil and slow, Tardy to come but not to go. Laughing Marie, the giggling girl, Who thought this a most humorous world. Loquacious Laura, most lovable lass Talked more than all the rest of the class. Cornelia, most brilliant, (on account of her hair,) The spirited girl who never took a dare. O, luck of the graduates, hope of the future Dave, the mighty, we speak to you, sir. Hattie goodnatured and most jolly Would keep anybody from being mel ancholy. Grave Bettie, independent of all, Never lost heart at every squall. j Your Prescription What the doctor thinks counts. Our business is to fill the prescrip tion to the letter. We never allow substitution. Ask your doctor! The druggist may think one make or manufacture of a drug is just as as another, but the doctor may hold quite another opinion should be filled at good Beall's Drug Store Where Purity is paramount, Accuracy is attained and Care is compulsory. Our line of Cut Glass embraces many handsome designs. And our stock of Jewelry, useful novelties in other lines and Sterling Silver Goods contain many happy suggestions for wedding and birthday gifts Q An unbroken record of 37 years selling reliable drugs, school boob, stationery, paints, oils, varnishes, has enabled us to anticipate the wants of Lexington and her expanding trade territory, and you can put it down that Beall's Drug Store has what you want, wholesale and retail and the price is right. B. S. Beall Night Service Lexington, Miss. Phone 104 And Bessie with her most original wit Kept the class laughing bv using it. There's yet another—tbe last you see, Whom I will not mention.for lain she; Fearful these were when examination upon them poured, And frightful tbe voice of failure roared. Latin and English looked'insurmount able bores, (Although they wern't, they've left their scars). And the future in Arithmetic looked rather dim After they'd struck progression and Logarithm; But physics, the hardest, the terrible of books, Whose laws w ill never stay in the brain nooks ; In it they felt that they never could pass, And thus break up tbe graduating class, Though all are here though somewhat battered, They've managed to avoid being scat tered. And as to all things there is an end, So finally did peace upon them de scend And now in this most blissful state I leave them here to graduate Class Prophecy, by David Shackelford. During the summer of 1928 I was spending the month in Virginia, pur posely to secure editorials on the life of Allen Poe, and the surroundings in which he lived. Whether successful in my journalistic work, I shall not admit here, but must confess as a part of my short-comings, less diligence in my work, since by the death of an old bachelor uncle, I became possessor of a small fortune. But some day I intend to write something famous. To resume my narrative, however, on of tbe warmest and drowsiest day of June I had driven out to Poe's old home, telling my driver not to come for me till dark, as I wished to be alone. After exploring the old house and its surroundings, I wandered out to the orchard, for there it looked cooler, and selecting one of the larger apple trees as affording most shade, threw myself down upon the grass and taking from my pocket a well worn volume of Poe's poems, began to read. 1 had read several, and lastly "The Raven," meditating on its strange weird stanzas. I was feeling very drowsy, when I heard a fluttering above my bead; and consider my surprise, when I saw a huge black raven sitting on a limb. Laughingly, I repeated those lines which I had just read* 'Bird, said I, thing of evil, prophet still if bird or devil. By that Heaven that bends—" I said no more, for surely the bird was croaking. How like Poe's Raven! thought I. Imagine! my surprise, when he slowly croaked "L. H. 8. '08, At these words what a crowd of memories surged before me. Forms and faces of 20 years past came to my mind as fresh and real as though I met them again in the old school halls There was the Class Poet, Santa Tackett, thought I, who now had be come so famous. She bad held the chair of English in our best woman's college, and while there had published her first volume of poems. The world read, the critics studied, and then ap* proved, What an honor, the Univer sity of Lexington received the poems dedicated to the old High School from which it had sprung. Bird, said I, tell me I implore, will the fame last which our poet has so quickly gained? Will her works as classics e'er be read? "Quoth the Raven Evermore more. " There was Cornelia Dyer, whom we thought would be the society belle, but alas' disappointed, love had I changed her view of men. For now see the tall, proverbial old maid going about with her few strands of hair on curl papers, caring for a dozen cats and quite industrious with her knit ting. Some day she will meet another gallant knight, and live happily for ever raoie, but quoth the raven, ' 'Nev er more. ' ' And Bettie Alexander had followed | her chosen profession dear to her heart as school girl; and many a little chap had been taught his A. B. C's and other rudiments of the primary depart ment. For twenty years she Lad been teaching the young hopefuls of the Zeiglerville school, just 25 miles from the railroad. True, time had changed her also, for now she wore spectacles on her nose, and perhaps the air of school room had given her that solemn and wise look, which she had not pos sessed when one of the '08's. She will continue to teach that school now for j she will never get a man. And "Never more" croaked the j Raven. Hattie Jordan was in Africa. 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