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JOHN SYU.LSG8TAD - -
B. A. POVAIX - •
; AUG. 21. 1914
FRIDAY. :
on
For Chonewy Clerk.
P. H. MURPHY.
J. H. WILLIS.
H. J. ALBIN.
For Sheriff.
c. C. SWLNNEY.
is
you
Your
swat
loves
he
election be held as to wheth
If a new
er Beat No. 1 will go under the new
road law, it will involve the expense
of another election and a month 'b delay
is putting the law into effect, but no
thing more. Beats 4 and 5 will go
under the new law the 7tb of Septem
ber, with the 2 mill tax and $3 00 com
mutation tax, exactly what they were
Bzat No. 1 will do
Judge
gere
fifth
The
Judge
game,
hand,
before
unless 25 per cent of the qua
paying
the same
lifted electors demand another election,
to vote on the same proposition that
was voted on a few weeks ago. We
tax than was col
do not need any more
lected before and did not even spend,
, all the taxes paid for
will have better roads.
in this beat
a
chant
and
ing
state
the
by
flags
ing
the
less
roads. We
better supervision and constant super
law. It is wholly
vision under the new
to claim that any road com
make any personal be
erroneous
missioner can
nefit for himself through his position.
No commission can purchase anything
for the road, or for any other purpose
from one of their own board There
is a law clearly prohibiting such ac
The commission will see that a
a
is
py.
tion.
competent road man is chosen to over
look the working of the road of Beat
1, and that he shall devote the whole
time to such work and supervision;
and can only hold his job by rendering
satisfactory service.
Elsewhere we publish a communica
tion from T J. Foley, general man
of the Illinois Central Railroad
ager
Company and the Yazoo & Mississippi
Railroad Company, urging
of stock adjacent to railroad
Valley
owners
lines to keep same away from the way
lands of the railroads in order to mini
mize the killing of stock by trains.
He asserts that 74 per cent of all the
stock killed on the entire system of the
Yazoo Mississippi Valley Railroad
Company is in Mississippi, while only
28 per cent of the total mileage is
operated in this state,
to over six thousand head of stock per
year. The presence of stock on the
railroad track not only endangers the
life of the stock itself, but the life of
This amounts
of
every employe and every passenger on
the trains. The railroad companies
take all the precautions possible to
insure the safety of their patrons and
employes, but the hearty co-operation
of the public at large, and onwerB of
stock in particular, iB necessary to
reduce accidents to the lowest possible
status. __
The management of the Holmes
County Fair have enlisted the services
of B. C. Farr, who will make a thor
ough canvass of the county in the inter
est of the forthcoming exhibition. He
is soliciting subscriptions for prizes to
be offered at the fair, and we trust
that the people will liberally respond
with both funds and exhibits. A num
ber of the counties in the state are
holding annual fairs which become
more successful with each succeeding
year. It ia the purpose of the manage
ment to provide attiactions, in addition
to the exhibits, and the various candi
dates for state offices will be invited to
address the peo le who attend the fair.
Th. masterly mumlrn, .r th, iteme.
tic financial crisis which quick.y devel
oped out of the European war-~and as
quickly ended — has unquestionably
. ... _condition
strengthened the Wilson administration
before the people. The government
moved with sharp decision and courage
to neet the extraordinary situation
, , y ...
which threatened to destroy public
confidence and disrupt the financial
system of this country, just as Europe
. . . .. .. , ,pi
was shaken by the outbreak. The
invocation of the Aldrich Vreeland act
We have CHARACTER
ORGANIZATION,
EXPERIENCE,
and FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
We give sound and efficient service
to the community.
WE INVITE YOUR ACCOUNT.
Bank of Lexington
Lexington, Miss.
restored confidence immediately in the
emergency, and the ajtuation furnished
the strongest possible argument in
favor of the new currency system pro
vided for in the Federal Reserve act.
The bank
of the country
happily in existence.
now
ers and business men
found the Democratic administration
big and broad enough to deal with the
situation in the wiseat and most effect
ive manner, and admiration and respect
their part has been vastly increased
in consequence. It is but another of
the succession of instances since March
4, 1913, wherein the hew administra
tion has been put to severe test and
has made good. _
By
on
all
road
of
ing
1
to
or
be
and
sory
the
to
can
the
at
was
He has no
The fly is a Democrat,
objection to associating with you
matter who you are; and his affection
is so great that'.be will climb all over
and everything you have to eat.
If you
no
you
Your fly is a true Chriatian.
swat him on oDe side be returns to be
■watted on the other,*and be bears no
malice nor hatred in bia heart, and
loves his neighbor about the same that
he loves himself, perhaps more.
There will be a run-off between
Judge J. A. Teat and Hon. H. H. Ro
for the circuit judgeship in the
gere
fifth district on the 8th of September.
The supporters of Hon. Rodgers and
adherents of Lieut Gov. Bilbo, who is
strongly opposed to the election of
Judge Teat, assert that Judge leat's
supporters "crowed" too early in the
game, and that he polled his full
strength in the first primary and is
certain to be defeated. On the other
hand, the supporters of Judge Teat
"will win in
confidently assert that he
a walk. " ___
Through the wise legislation of the
present congress the American mer
chant marine is rapidlv being built up
and will soon materially aid in restor
ing ocean commerce, temporarily in
state of demoralization on account tf
the war across the pond. Ships, owned
by Americans,
flags of other nations, are rapidly be
ing given American registry, and nu
ships are being purchased out
right from foreign countries and duly
registered as American vessel,
stars and stripes, so long a rarity on
the high seas, will soon be as number
less as the "leaves at Vallambrosa.
313.
full
the
no
.- ., .
One of the traits of a wide awake,
progressive town is civic pride. It is Q
a good trait, lor .HI. ««
leads one into making slightly exag
gerated statements, yet in the main it
is a good, healthy feeling for the indi
prosperity and growth of ms cuy. 11
makes one vigorous in defense, and
persistent in undertaking: it is an in
l«,e to « » ..be. - ta- a.
dividual contented and therefore hap ^
py. Beieve in your town ana talk your
belief. If you have old fogies re
member they are in the minority and
that it takes all kinds of people to
make a world anyway.
but formerly flying
me.ous
1 he
The United States senate has never
had a more fearless and able champion
of popular government than Senator
Robert L. Owen, of Oklahoma. Time
when the standpatters used to
to
of
to
was
try to joke him upon his advocacy of
the lnititative and Referendum and
like measures, which gave the people
real power and did not end in words.
His blistering reply to Senators Suth
erland, of Utah, and Jones, of Wash
ington, who attempted to make sport
of direct legislationt.is still remember
ed. They did not try it again. Sen
ator Owen believes the people of
Mississippi are as fit for self-govern|
ment as those of any other state and
the following letter, written to the
People's Rule League, of Mississippi,
will be of interest and encouragement
to the fighters for the Initiative and
Referendum amendment to be voted
on November 3: "I was deeply grati
fied that the legislature of Mississippi
submitted the Initiative and Referen
dum amendment in such an excellent
form. We have it in Oklahoma, and it
He
to
are
to
fair.
IllUlf Ilf r 11/ 11 Hirin')
WHY WEAK LUNGS T
The toU of tuberculosis is claiming
as more than 350 victims every day in the
United States, yet few realm* their grave
until the critical period arrives,
Overwork, worry, weakness after sick
ness, catarrh, bronchitis, tender throats—
*11 exert the weakening influence that
in *' u ' s consumption.
... | To guard against consumption, thou
public , snndsof people take Scott'sEmulsionafter
| meals because its neb medicinal nourish
nunt stu ngtla nsthe!lungs, puts vigor in
,pi the blocM-., and upbuilds strength to resist
The t . a ^ r , llk , M ,. v Vl ,., -, Emulsion is nature'*
act strength-builder
Refuse substitutes.
ROAD TAX
COLLECTIBLE
By Criminal Prosecution Under Hew
Boad Law When Heceeary—At
torney General Confirms Opinion
of Noel, Boothe A Pepper.
Office of Noel, Boothe & Pepper, At
torneys at Law, Lexington, Miss.,
August, 13, 1914.
General Ross Collins, Jackson, Miss.
Dear GeneralThe Board of Super
visors of Holmes county have taken
all necessary steps and passed all nec
essary orders creating four separate
road districts in this county under the
provisions of Chapter 174 of the Laws
of 1914, on page 283 et seq. The final
orders will be entered up at the Sep
tember meeting, 1914, unless there are
presented at that time petitions call
ing for elections.ee provided in Section
1 of the act. .
The question has arisen in reference
to construction of Section 2, whether
or not the commutation road tax can
be compelled by criminal procedureas
provided under Section 4470, Code 1906,
and amendment thereto, Chapter 243,
Lews 1914, page 313.
We have advised the board that the
commutation tax can be made compul
sory and each person residing within
the special road district, who ia liable
to road duty, under the general law,
can be prosecuted criminally, provided
the Board of Supervisors at their Sep
tember meeting under authority of
Section 2, Chapter 174, Laws of 1914,
at page 234, pass an ordinance "Com
pelling all persons residing in such
road district liable to road duty to
commute the same by the payment of
$3.00 per annum in lieu of working the
roads in said district.
The power to compel the payment ol
commutation road tax in lieu of work
was in force under the old supervisor
system, as shown by Sections 4417,
4423 and 4424 of Code of 1906, and
amendments thereto, Lews 1912, page
to
313.
Section 170 of the constitution of
Mississippi gives Board of Supervisors
full jurisdiction over roads, ferries,
bridges, etc., and Section 85 of the
constitution authorized the various
contract systems by vote of Board of
Supervisors.
We are therefore of the opinion that
the Board of Supervisors of Holmes
county at their September meeting, if
no petitions praying for an election
containing 25 per cent of the qualified
electors of each district, is filed, that
the board by proper orders can inline
diately put j Dt0 operation Chapter 174
Q f the Laws of 1914, and under the
fn 2*
digtrict no t to exceed 10 mills on
it the do ji ar an d by ordinance duly
pa88e d compel all persons residing in
11 $3.00 per annum in lieu of working
roads 0 f sa j d district,
This commutation tax to be collected
a.
^ aw8 o£ page 313.
There seems to be on our statute
books ten different methods of work
mgjgj "* commStetion tax with
to authority to the Board of Supervisors
to compel the payment of same.
Please examine the sections we have
referred to and Jgive us your opinion,
whether or not our construction of the
authority to enforce collection by cri
minal procedure, if necessary, the com
234, is correct, and greatly oblige
Yours very truly,
NOEL, BOOTHE & PEPPER
to
of
and
Office of Ross A. Collins, Attorney
General, Jackson, Miss., August
20. 1914.
Messrs. Noel, Boothe & Pepper, Lex
ington, Miss.
Gentlemen:—1 have your letter of
August 13 in reference to Chapter 174
of the Laws of 1914, and in answer to
the same I desire to say that 1 concur
in the construction that you place upon
these statutes There seems to be no
question of the power of the legislature
to confer on the Board of Superviosra
the power to make a commutation tax
Yours very truly,
GEO. H. ETHRIDGE,
Assistant Attorney General.
compulsorv
On Monday, September 7, 1914, the
Board of Supervisors will pass its final
orders creating separate road districts
in Districts Nos. 1, 4 and 6,and provide
by ordinance for a compulsory road
tax of $3.00, and advalorem tax of 2
^ ".Si» h SPSTiSTS
said districts. There will be no call
for election from Districts Nos. 4 and
5, but it is rumored that a petition is
being circulated in District No. 1 ask
ing the Board of Supervisors to call an
election to again pass on the desirabi
](ty of coming under the commission
form of working the roads, as provided
hv Chanter 1*74 of the Laws of 1914,
as some citizens have been misinform
e d as to the enforcement of the $3.06
commutation tax by prosecution, when
necessary Such an election would
cause deiay in working the roads of
District No. 1 for at least sixty day*,
it is now the opinion of al! who have
been advised of the attorney general's
opinion that the petition calling for an
election in District No. 1 will not be
filed, as the cause for the same has
been clearly met and disposed of
has resulted in giving the people of the !
state great power. Those who believe j
that the people can be trusted wiih ■
power ought to support the Initiative
and Referendum, which merely ia a
method permitting the people to initi
ate and pass the laws that they want,
and to veto by the referendum the laws
which they do not want. It makes
representative government more repre
sentative of the people. The people
are abundantly intelligent to use this
system which has been adopted in
venteen states. There is no danger in
the Initiative and Referendum because
the people who believe in property
se
Every WoSian
b APPRECIATES
of
Good Toilet Articles,
We pride ourselves on our stock of
toilet necessities, such as Face Pow
ders, Creams and Lotions, Soaps
and Perfumes; and stand behind
every toilet preparation that comes
out of our store, regardless of the brand, for we handle only
meritorious articles.
if*
v
\
Beall's Drug Store
Ptione 104
THE REXfllL STORE
Night Service
rights would undoubtedly protect their
own
property rights. It would be a
great mistake for the people not
It 18 of the
very
to vote upon this matter,
highest importance to their future wel
fare to keep the powers of the state
absolutely in their own hands, because
can tell when a crisis may
the paper did not mention your
visit to your relatives, or that you had
a guest last week, whose fault is it.
Y ou knew about it and could have
the printing office and
ea9 ' ly f al 0 J , ,, d
said, I have an item for y
told us the particulars. We appreciate
^ j tem8t and w jU believe you have
an interest in the paper if S .a heip
no man
come, and this power be of vital im
portance to the peop.e. I hope that
friend ol the movement, and
every
every citizen who realizes its full val
and importance will exercise the
greatest vigilance in seeing that a full
vote is obtained. My purpose in or
ganizing the National Popular Govern
ment League was to promote this d jj
rect power of the people because when
the people have power, they can al
ways protect themselves against fraud
and graft Sec'y Mott.
ue
It ia not bo fashionable just now as
it was a while back for the opponents
of the Wilson administration to de
nounce its foreign policy and declare it
to be "the laughing stock of Europe. "
Since all Europe seems to have gone
crazy
rided American brand of safe and sane
diplomacy is quoted considerably|above
par. ___
simultaneously, the much de
furnish us items.
A gentleman living in the suburbs
had a calf killed by a train on one of
the railroads recently, and put in a
claim for damages He was closely
interrogated by the claim agent of the
road as to the circumstances connected
with the killing and many of the inter
rogatories seemed so obviously unnec
essary that the claimant became exas
perated, and when finally the question
was asked: "Was the calf on the
track when it was struck by the en
gine?" he exclaimed:
course not. The calf was fifty yards
from the track. The engine left the
track and chased the calf for half an
hour, finally killing it in a ditch. The
engine then returned to the track,
hitched itself on to the cars and pulled
without saying a word." His
claim was allowed without further
questioning.—Exchange.
of
174
to
no
tax
! no, of
"H
the
final
road
2
call
and
is
ask
an
1914,
$3.06 reluctant to
when mjddle o£ the stream." Also that the
. 0 ' f Europe wtlll contribute
of misionune or cur v*
day*, largely to prosperity and manufactur
have j og and business activity in the Unittd
an
be
has
out
It ij conceded by Republicans and
Progressives that the Democratic party
will retain its working majority in
congress for years to come and that
the Democrats will win out in the next
presidential election. They give, as a
that the party will benefit on
account of being in power during the
war in Europe, as people as a rule are
"change horses in the
reason
States, and the party in power always
gets credit, for prosperous timeB,
whether deservedly or not
They ig
the fact that the real reason for
nore
the people's confidence and support of
the present administration are the
the !
j .
wiih ■ many measures of great an ar reac
iog public benefit that have eenpass
a * n ^ r ' e * t ' me 9 ' nce Democracy too
initi- the reins of government. The people
being "given a touch" of practical
good old Jeffersonian policies, a gov
ernment of, for and by the people, for
the masses and not the classes.
are
want,
laws
makes
repre
people
this
in
M«w the Trouble Starts.
Constipation is the cause of many
ailments and disorders that make life
miserable. Takfe Chamberlain's Tab
lets, keep your bowels regular and you
will avoid these diseases For sale by
All Dealers.
se
Eric Norquist
Funeral Director L
and Embalmer ^
1
FOURTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE
IN LEXINGTON.
Metallic, Copper-Lined, White and
Colored Plush Caskets
a specialty*
Fesidence Phone 227
Office Phone (50
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a
an
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and Rags. Household Goods—All Qualities.
Nice Up-to-Date Stock to Select From
Agency Ames Buggies and Old Hickory Wagons.
of
the
R. L Wallace
in
a
on
the
are
the
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PHONE 48
SAM HERRMAN ,
INSURANCE
Fire, Life, Accident,
Tornado, Burglar, Plate Glass, Boiler,
Lumber, Cotton Grain,
And any other kind of Insurance. Give me a call before placing yonr
insurance. Office at H. W. WaUon Insurance
Agency old stand, next Express Office.
ig
for
Night Phone 123
Day Phone 76
of
the
.
gov
for
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W E. MOORE.
MOORE & MOORE
LIVERY, FEED and
SALE STABLE
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