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for Mayor. H. S. HOOKER. W. L. DYER. For Marshal. OAKLEY C. JORDAN. JOHN A. DROWN. SINGLETON WILKES. For Alderman--Ward 3. W L. JORDAN. A CARD. To The People of Holmes County: Tbe enactment of Optometry Laws in twenty four states of tbe Union has driven into Mississippi hundreds of traveling vendors trom those states, who, now enjoying to tbe satisfaction of all intelligent people, tbe beneflta of proper optical legislation, this baa resulted in making of Mississippi a free pasture for all those wbo now sell glasses, not for tbe service they may thereby render the people, but solely for tbe money that is in it. Repeated failure on tbe part of our legislature to enact adequate laws for the protection of tbe general public against and the periodical incursions of irresponsible spectacle vendors, have necessitated, in order to arouse that healthy public sentiment, always needed, to bring about eveiy necessary legislation, tbe collection of proof, to thoroughly demonstrate the insidious consequences of this far reaching and ever increasing evil Thus in the aggregate, enormous sums are yearly pilfered from the peo pie of this state, not only for glasses uusuited to their needs, but often de trimental in their effect upon the eyes of tbe wearer, and this in tbe majori ty of cases by men entirely innocent of knowledge of tbe laws of optics or of tbe physiology of vision, and actu ated only by meicenary motives. As a member of tbe Mississippi As sociation of Optometrists, I therefore desire to call the attention of the pub lic to the following: To insure to the people a tetter op tical service, by elevating the profes sion to a higher scientific level, the Mississippi Association of Optome trisls submitted to the legislatuie dur ing tne last two sessions, but without result, a m asure now known as tbe Optometrv Law. Similar in purpose to those in force, with the best of re sults, in twenty-four of the most pro gressive states, features of the proposed legislation provided that any one practicing op tometry should be a bona tide citizen of Mississippi. That every person desiring to com mence, or continue the practice of op touietry in Mississippi should, first stand an examination before a compe tent board, to determine his qualifica tion therefor. That it should be un lawful tor any one to practico optome try in Mississippi without first obtain ing a license and filing tbe same in the office of the circuit clerk of the county of bis residence, and of such other counties wherein he desiied to prac tice. That any one practicing optometry away from or outside of the place of his residence, should deliver to each customer or person fitted with glasses a bill of sale, which shall contain tbe practitioner's signature, his postofflee address and the number of his certifi The more salient cate, I dare say that no one at alleonvers ant with the prevailing anomalous conditions under which the sale of glasses is carried on, will for a mo ment deny the reasonable justice of these provisions. The Mississippi As sociation of Optometrists, while deny ing to one the privilege of practic ing optometry in Mississippi, merely demanded as a condition, prerequisite as a protection for the people and of practice, that be who would practico optometry should prove befoie a board of competent Mississippians his compe tency to do so To eliminate the irresponsible opti cian, doctor or specialist on wheels, who is here today and in unknown parts toinoirow, palming oft on the un informed woithless and often injurious glasses at fabulous prices, the associa tion demanded that those who desired to practice should have a resident office in the state, where legal recourse could be had against any one, foi the misuse of the privilege be enjoyed. Experience having taught and by inference the law would prove that competency and integrity alone were necessary to maintain a continuance of residence and a sufficient patronage in any community. That therefore a competent optometrigt had no need of moving Arab-like from place to place, and that those who were unable to hold their own in a permanent office must as a matter of fact be a deficient in the knowledge of their profession and ought therefore, as a protection to the public, be debarred from practice. In consideration of the above stated facts and of tbe failure on the part of Women's Secrets There is one man in the United States who has perhaps heard JgwHmk more women's secrets than any other man or woman in the country . These secrets are not secrets of guilt or shame, hut f the secrets of suffering, and they have been confided to Dr. R. V'. Pierce in the hope and expectation of advice and help, That few of these women have been disappointed in their cx pectatious is proved by the fact that ninety-eight per cent, of all women treated by Dr. Pierce have been absolutely and altogether cured. Such u record would be remarkable if the Iv VI'S cases treated were numbered by hundreds only. But when WJ l« that record applies to the treatment of more than half-a- mil- J ▼ * lion women, in u practice of over 40 years, it is phenomenal, and entitles Dr. Pierce to the gratitude accorded him by women, as the first of specialists in the treatment of women's diseases. Every sick woman may consult Dr. Pierce by letter, absolutely without charge. All replies are mailed, sealed in perfectly plain envelopes, without any printing or advertising whatever, upon them. Write without fear as with out fee, to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Brest., Buffalo, N. V. DR. PIERCE'S FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION MaR-ow Weak Women Strong, Sick Women Well, the last legislature to enact appropriate legislation and hence the necessity of collecting sufficient and detailed evi dence to insure future action on the part of the legislature, I ask and would suggest of all those who may choose or be compelled to patronise a travel ing vendor, to require of the vendor whether doctor, specialist or what not, to give a receipt, setting forth his name, residence, postoffice, the county in which he has paid bis li cense the name of the college of which be claims to be a giaduate, the name of the specific malady for which be recommends bis glasses, and the price be has charged for tbe same I would also state, that all wbo may feel them selves aggrieved after having bought glasses from an itinerant vendor, can advance the cauae of this investiga tion by mailing me tbeir leceipt to be used as proof of tbe wideperead frauds that are now being practiced upon tbe people of Mississippi, and for tbe pur pose of prosecution of those that can be reached under existing laws. In proof of tbe necessity of obtaining this information, I will, since space forbids enumerating a great number of similar instances, only mention the case of one man, tbirty-two years of age,that lately came under mv observ ation. A certain traveling doctor, ex hibiting bis wares at one of our bo tels. after tbe usual distribution of band bills, etc., persuadedltbis man to pay him 16.00 for a pair of spectacles, which tbe doctor assured and guaran teed to him, would relieve him in six months of bis strabismus (cross eyes) of more than twenty years' standing. After using these glasses for some months and experiencing no results,an examination of tbe glassa showed that i they were simply plain lenses, slightly timed and without tbe least powers to affect tbe muscles of tbe eye one wav or the other. Outside of bis address, which tbe doctor or specialist had given as New Orleans the whole transaction was a verbal one. Therefore it must be evident to anyone, that to bring suit against sucb as him would be a task equal to bunting a needle in a bay stack. M E. FRITZ. Saved from the Grave. "I had about given up hope, after nearly four years of suffering from a severe lung trouble, " writes Mrs. M. L. Dix. of Clarksville, Tenn. "Often the pain in my chest would he almost unbearable and I could not do any work, but Dr King's New Dicsoverv has made me feel like a new person. It's the best medicine made for the throat and lungs. '' Obstinate coughs, stubborn colds, hay fever, lagrippe, asthma, croup, bronchitis and hem orrhages. hoarseness and whooping cough, yield quickly to this wonder ful medicine. Try it. 50c and fl.00 Trial bottles free Guaranteed by B. a. Beall. This office was recently created by At Duties of County Attorney. the legislature. It is no sinecure or soft place at all, Tbe'persou holding this office will have a great deal to do. He is compelled to represent tbe state in all the justice of the peace courts at any time for certain offenses. Has of course to pay his own expenses. He has to repiesent the state in all matters with the district attorney in tbe circuit coart, both in tbe court roomjjand before the grand jury, each term of tne circuit court in this county there is paid out hundreds of dollars for useless state witneses. The county prosecuting attorney being on the ground all the timo will be able to know in advance what particular witnesses bo will need to prove the state's side of the case,and which ones that do not know any real facts of the case, and thus not subpoena them, saving Ihe county the useless fees In almost every criminal case, especially among the negroes, there are brought in state witnesses who know absolutely nothing about it but get a subpoena issued for themselves simply to draw witness fees from the county. Dozens of times they will really be witnesses for the defendant, but knowing there is no pay as defendant's witnesses manage to get themselves summoned as state witnesses, and stay around the court several days at $1.50 per day and mileage, and after all they kuow more in behalf of the defendant than they do for the state. The county at torney has to represent the state in all committal trials (felonies) before all the justices of the peace in the county, and in that way becomes thoroughly ! familiar with all the facts and cir cumstances of the case. He finds out all the witnesses and wbat they know. The good witnesses and the bad ones. All the useless ones he can leave out in getting ready for the trial in the circuit court. If it develops in tbe magistrate's court that the state has no case, and that the accused is really innocent the county attorney being present at tbe trial will know it, and thus not have the case put through tbo grand jury, and a long, useless and expensive trial in the circuit court. But be can dismiss or nol pros before it has been any expense at all to the county. In all convictions of all offenses pro secuted by the county prosecuting at torney the convicted defendant is cnargod the sum of three dollais as ad ditional costs, which sum is paid di rect into the county tieasury, thus paying a considerable part of the coun ty prosecuting attorney's salary. The county attorney of course is not al lowed to defend or represent any de a IF IT'S LUMBER We Have It Also BRICK, SASH, DOORS, LIME, CEMENT, MOULDINGS, SHINGLES, FENC ING, PAINTS, OIL, GALVANIZED VALLEY, CEMENT BRICK, DRAINAGE TILE, ROOFING, and everything carried by an lumber yard. PAROID up-to-date Let Us Figure Your Requirements, and we will save you money. McBee Lumber Co. fendant in any criminal case, neither cau he take cny case against tbe coun It is easily true that tbe probable amount of useless state witness fees saved the county each year, and the fines that will be collected because the state is repiesented in the courts of tbe magistrates will more than pay the salary paid the county prosecuting attorney even though he should be paid the highest sum allowed by law in this county, not'eounting the above named sum of three dollars which has to be collected from each person con victed and paid into the county treas ury. Tbe county attorney also has to represent the state in all habeas cor pus hearings in capital cases. Tbe district attorney being away in other counties holding court as his du ty calls him 'simply cannot keep up with the facts connected with each criminal case on the dockets. He can not be present at the trials in the jus tice courts, and that is not his duty, and in that way is not as familiar with the cases when they get into the circuit courts Many times he is busy several days conducting a murder tri al in the court room and is not able to be with the grand jury advising them and helping them push their work as he would be gald to do. and thus the work in the grand jury room suffers and drags considerably. Tbe county prosecuting attorney being with him can assist the grand jury in his stead, etc. In counites where tbe district attorney is not a resident the county attorney will often know much more about the various jurors and their probable bias and prejudices.and the kinship and connections of people about over the county, which often plays a very important part in cases in court. XXX, ty ! The Demon of the Air. is tne germ of LaGrippe, that, breath ed in. brings suffering to thousands. Its after effects are weakness, nervous ness. lack of appetite, energy and am bition, with disordered liver and kid neys The greatest need then is Elec tric Bitters, tbe splendid tonic, blood purifier and regulator of Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Thousands have proved that thev wonderfully strength en the nerves, build up the system and restore health and good spirits after an attack of Grip. If suffering, try them. Onlv 50c. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed by B S. Beall. King's Daughters Notes. At the last meeting of the King'6 Daughters it was decided to organize a Junior Circle of King's Sons and Daughters from ten to sixteen years of age. In repsonse to the invitation, given at the college by a committee of King's Daughters to the boys and girls to meet at tne home of Mrs. Levy, the chairman of the committee, a number of bright faced happy boys and girls last Friday assembled at four-thirty o'clock. And after listen ing to explanations of the aim and purpose by the King's Daughters for the children, about twenty or twenty five enrolled their names, and wisely elected the following officers: Leader, Mildred Levy. Vice Leader, Clara B. Stanfield. Secretary. Jack Tackett. Treasurer, Marguerite McBee, These officers with a mendier of the King's Daughters will constitute executive board For the first quar ter Mrs. Levy will act and will select a committee for tbe sale of white car nations for Mothers' Day. The third Friday in each montbi at 4:80, to be the time of tbe Junior Circle's regular meeting. The meeting (or month of May will be held with Mrs. Minnie Baker. Dear little juniors, we hope you will be faithful and true sons and daugh ters of tbe King. You are just tiny seed planted in the garden of our King, planted in the shadow of Hia an older flowers, the Senior Circle, nour ished by His loving care you will soon unfold your little leaves to the sun's bright ray. And when the Seniors, or older flowers, have grown old and their fragrance of charity, love and kindness have become too weak for this earthly garden our King will gather them one by one and place them at the fcot of His great white throne. There they will be fresh and sweet again, and you little Juniors will be transplanted in our King's earthly garden to fill the world with your fragrance of charity, love and kindness. Let the gleam of the little silver crosss that you will wear be a badge of loyalty to your King, and stand for lofty ideals and noble purposes in life Again we are approaching Mothers' Day, the second Sunday in May, a day that is each year more generally observed by special services in church and Sunday schools and the wearing of white carnations, mothers' flowers, but better the giving of this fragrant testimony of love to countless mothers, A single flower for the living breast of mother is worth more than a wreath of them for the coffin. One single act or ward of love performed is worth a thousand intended and delayed. If you are away from mother how the joyous love light would shine in her dear eyes to receive one, if only one carnation, and a sweet letter on this special day from her absent boy or girl, although your hair is white you are still her hoy and girl, Now all give mother a few of mothers' flowers, be happy yourself and make mother happy to know that she is lemembered by bei child on Mothers' Dav. The Junior Circlo would be glad to take your orders for mothers' flowers, the White carnation, f >r any amount, from one to a dozen The proceeds will be put to some noble cause By giving thorn your orders, you will "not only make mother happy, but bo doing an act of love and kindness. Remember the Junior Circle will meet the third Friday in May, at Mrs. Minnie Baker's, at 4:30. The Senior King's Daughters will meet the second Friday in May with Mrs. Sim Stigler, at 4 o'clock. REPORTER, Watch tor the Comet. The Red Dragon of the sky. Watch tbe children for spring coughs and colds. Careful motheis keep Foley's Eloney and Tar in tbe house. It is tbe best and safest prevention and cure for croup where tbe need is urgent and immediate relief a vital necessity. Contains no opiates or harmful drugs Refuse substitutes. Sold by B. S. Beall. Tribute to J. W. Burwell. On the 6th day of April, 1910, when the Tcold blasts of winter had been transformed into gentle zephyrs of spring, and all nature was smiling un der the glowing rays of a golden sun. the immortal spiiit of James William 3urwell, bade farewell to all earthly cares and took its flight toward Hea ven. I WilI[Burwell was one of the grandest types of manhood that ever honored the proud name of Mississippi, was a trne and faithful friend, a kind and devoted husband, a most affection ate father and a citizen that was loved, honored and respected by every man, woman and child in his commu nity. He was a leader in everything that was beneficial to his own and his people; and his greatest ambition was to add to the happiness of others. He was kind, gentle, patient and always looked at the bright side of life. He never complained of too much rain, too much cold or too much beat, but accepted them all, as of Divine origin, and bowed in humble submis sion to the will of God. His life was an inspiration to all who knew him. He er » Evsry Day a Bargaih Day at F. J. CASEY'S STORE C Dealer in Hardware, General Merchandise, Wagon and Carriage ( Material. Rims, Spekes, Axles, Tongues, Hounds, Shafts, Poles, a Singletrees, etc., Dashes, Carriage Paint. Horse and Mule Shoes, all * kinds of Blacksmith Supplies, Harness, Riding Saddles, all kinds Jewelry, Glass, Tin and Crockeryware, Staple Groceries, Candy always fresh, Cigars, Pipes, and Tobacco. Our Five,. Ten and Fifteen Cent Counter are just running over with Bargains, both useful and necessary for the home. Call and inspect my goods whether you buy or not as "seeing is believing." Come, make the test. THE CASEY BRICK BLOCK. His death has cast a gloom over his home which time can never erase For the past two years he had battled with the gnat reaper, and went down in defeat, after displaying a courage and fortitude which attracted tbe admiia tion of tbe God wbc made him deprived himself of the great pleasure and consolation of being wiih his loved ones for manv months and vis ited more genial dimes, hoping that the atmnpshere would prove antagon istic to the disease, which in the dark ness of night had invaded his sacred body; but the angel of death pursued him. Tbe great Ruler of the universe had watched his career for tne past forty three years, and saw within him such a pure, noble and unselfish heart, He was unwilling to see him suffer long er, and called him up to that peaceful haven whore pain is never known. All that was mortal was laid to rest, by kind and devoted friends, in the little village where ho first saw the light; and is now peacefully sleeping, under a bed of roses kept green by tbe tears of the ones he loved so well. We came from a land that is far, far away; And brought with us trouble and sor row; We pause on the earth for onlv a day, To prepare for the Home > fTo norrow. The nights that we meetaie the clouds on the road, Which picture to us the great horror; Of souls which sin has thrown over board, And robbed the sweet Home of To morrow. Tbe tears, are the sprays from the fountain of love, Tbe smiles, are th# gems which we borrow; The days, are the jewels w hich shine from above; And lead to the Home of Tomorrow. A FRIEND. He One Conductor Who Was Cured. Mr. Wilford Adams is his name, and he writes about it.— "Some time ago I was confined to my bed with chronic rheumatism. I used two bottles of Foley's Kidney Remedy with good j effect, and tbe third bottie put me on ! my feel and I resumed work as con ductor on the Lexington, Ky,, Street Railway. It gave me more relief than any medicine I had ever used, and it will do all you claim in cases of rheumatism.'' Foley's Kidney Reme dy cures rheumatism by eliminating the uric acid from the blood. Sold bv B. S. Beall. Honor Roll of BowlingGreen school, sixth month, ending April 8. riora McLellan, Inez McLellan, Reubie Gulledge, Annie E. Hammett, Swish er Byrd, Irby Sbeehy, Roger Sheeby, Madison McLellan, Ben Almon, Nor ris Almon, Hallye Almon, Ralph Mc Lellan. PET ROGERS, Teacher. * Have Your Clothes Cleaned and Repaired By one that knows how. No one ever kicked on my work. It always pleases. Clothes Called for and Delivered Free of Charge. A. APPLEBAUM. VETERINARY When your stock are sick or chronic troubles, call Df. J. A. McCarley, D.V.S Durant, Miss. Will be at Pope's stable, Lex ington every Wednesday and the first Monday in each month. Phone Office 22-?. Residence 192-2 And he will satisfy you. NOTICE I thank you very much for your past patronage, ami hope to merit a continuance in future. I am still guaranteeing all work on Watches, Clocks, Revolvers, Etc. J. PERKINS, Jeweler, Lexington, Miss.