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THE GRENADA SENTINEL NUMBER 2 VUE- LXVI GRENADA. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1018 SMALL PAPERS HARDEST HIT BY THE WAR on STATEMENT ISSUED BY REPUB L1CAN PUBLICITY ASSOCIA TION PRESS PRAISES COUNTRY I Washington.—The Republican Pub licity association, through its presi dent, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr„ gave out the following statement from its Washington headquarters: "No other business has been hit harder by the war than the newspa ■ business, particularly in the small cities and country towns. The large metropolitan paeprs have prob ably suffered least. During J 917 than 1,200 publications went After making al for new papers started, it that there was a net loss of pel er more out of business. iowance appears d* dailies and 569 weeklies. "The mortality statistics for 1918 ill probably show as great a loss, for the shortage of paper, the in rcasing cost of all kinds of supplies, ond the higher wages, together with the heavy call upon newspaper men for military service, have been more this year than last. "And one of the serious features of the situation is that the people of the country probably do not realize •hat the most valuable portion of the has sustained the greatest loss. ,-evere press Under popular provemment the conn iry press, including not only country •weeklies, but the smaller dailies, is ine real voice of the people. Editors l large metropolitan papers do net and cannot have the close ,iave ouch with the people that is a neces the poorest place to get a line on try editor, sary incident of the life of the t'oun the political thought'of the nation, the big city newspaper office is the poorest place to get a correct picture of national thought, either political or otherwise. The people of the United States should realize ibis, and should «e to it that what ever else happens the country press shall be maintained. "Freedom of speech and of the press is the first essential id ^repub lican form of government, for the representatives of the people cannot know the thoughts and aspirations and desires of their constituents un less voiced throirgh the mediumship of the local press to which they have access tiihfr directly, through the publication of communications, directly through the editor's inter pretation of the views of his commun Just as Washington is -<> or in >ty "The country press, including the smaller dailies, represents the pro ducing element of our national life. The large metropolitan press repre sents the commercial factors, as production is the first essential of permanent prosperity, so the main tenance of that portion of the press most important. "The métropolitain press has its place in our national life and nobody The fact remains, b>w that the vital interests of the Just ,i wishes it ill. ever, nation are most promptly and most clearly represented and the thought of the people most freely and most courageously voiced b ythe country press. The people of the country may not see it now, but they will day realize that the large pre ponderance of suspensions among the weekly publications is a -menace to national welfare." -ome OUR AMERICAN RED CROSS NURSE. The world grows better year by year, in her litt'.e and smiles .and Because some nurse, sphere, Put on her^apron sings. And keeps on doing the same old thing. Taking the temptnres giving the pills. To remedy manings numerous ills. Feeding *be baby, .answering the bells, Being polite with a heart that rebels. Longing for home and all the while. Wearing the same professional smile. Blessing the new bom babies firat breath, Closing the eyes that are still in death. Taking the blame for the doctor's mistakes, O, dear what a lot of patients it takes Going off duty at seven o'clock, • Tired and discouraged ready to drop. But called on special at seven fif teen With woe in her heart that must not be seen, Morning and noon nnd night, just doing. It over and hoping its right. When we lay down our caps cross the bar, Oh, Lord will you give us just one little star, To wear in our crown with uniform and new, In the city above where the head nurse Is YOU.) Build A Road Down The Canal W e talk a lot about how badly wc need good roads, especially toward the west to connect with the Illinois Central railroad and it is a certain fact that we do need these roads. With this in mind, we want to pre sent a suggesstion about bulding a sure enough road in Calhoun to the county line. In afew months work will begin on cutting the Big Canal down Scoona "bottom from above Oldtown clear through the county to the Yalobusha county line. This canal will be fifty feet wide and several feet deep. The canal will run straight as a string practically all of the way. The big dredge boats will dig up the dirt out of this ditch and depisit it on the side of the ditch thus presenting a won derful opportunity to the folks in the way of road making. Why not make arrangements and have this dirt deposited in such a manner and follow up with the neces sary work needed to make a fifty foot wide, 7 or 8 feet high roa'dway right down Schooner bottom from Oldtown to the county line. It can be done at a very little extra expense. If this is done, the people could travel this road at all seasons and at all times to the county line and then take the level valley road already built from the Yalobusha :yul Gre nada county line on into Coffeeville and Grenada. Think this over folks and let's see what can be done.—Pittsboro Dixie Herald. Some of us think we hove the "in thi u-enza" but we havn't. ... , , We are not thru as long as there is a m " n la hospital with ship wrecked body. We are not thru as long as the Re i Oiost needs a dollar for the re building of these "broken lives. We are not thru as long as we have a heart and a dollar until ®e give them back to the "Greatest Mother in the world." Renew your membership. . . ■ , , I. you are a member answer to the roll call with a dollar. Do this in the name of the "orphans of the gens." These starvvn^ children "know I nothin*: of the causes of this wxr but their uhiveriwr bodies know *» 7 ne thing of its rt.HKilts. Just a dollar from you and .all of Uncle SanCs-nephews will amount to humirrffnüllion dollars. The na tional organization is counting on at least seven!v-fi.ve million. Add your dollar to these millions and save our county from falling be-, hind. The onunty organization for 1 this work was delayed by some mis unde, standing on the part of the committee -r- RED CROSS COMMITTEE TALKS. a Failure io this campaign can dis credit all tbc splendid work we have done in .past campaigns for war funds. Will you die with "in-thru-enza*' or will you give your dollar and live. 9 Grenada County Red Cross Commit tee. GRANEF.RRY-THOMAS On Monday evening at 8:15 o'cloci marriage vows were solemnized be tween Mr. G. S. Granherry and .Miss Margaret Thomas .at the home of the bride's mother jo Grenada. Rev. J. C. Carothers officiating. There were only a few of the immediate rela tives besides ilia ftuaily present. The affair while among the anticipated events of Grenaila., yrt coming .at the time it did, was quite a surprise. Mr. Granberry had only .that day re turned from one of the cantonments where he had been for the past four months with his discharge. It seems that be urged the function with all his .ardor before he went away and to in fif not was promised that the marriage should b«- celebrated the day of bis He claimed the fulfillment return. of the promise to which his affinaced assented, and thus was had the cul mination of many months of wooing, Mr, Granberry came to Grenada several years ago from Jackson. Miss, where he was reared and ha* de servedly won the confidence and the esteem of not only the business pub lic but of the entire community. His bride is the second daughter of Maj. B. F. Thomas, who died early last Spring, and his splendid wife who survives him- She is a lovely young . She possesses all the social charms and is exceedingly attractive In addition she is en woman in person, dowed with that peculiar intuition and those practical virtues so essential in the good woman and the true help meet. For several years she has been which shoul^ be an excellent attest of her mental Attainments, ty of the Grenada public pchools filling an important place in the facul Mr. and Mrs. Granberry will make their home in Grenada. The Sentined joins their many friends in wishng for them a life of unalloyed joy. one and GANNON CRACKER DOES SERIOUS HURT TO CHILD LITTLE JOHN SIDNEY SHARP VICTIM OF OVERLOADED HOMEMADE FIRE CRACKER NOW IN HOSPITAL A peice of brass tube loaded with powder nnd rocks and stuffed with paper to accomodate the Christmas spirit of little boys resulted in send ing a peice of the brass tube Mon day morning into the heat! of John Sidney Sharp, the nine year old son of Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Sharp. The tube was loaded, it teems, for little Billie McCaslin und a fuse attached, the loading being done by the porter at McCaslin's store. After the device was gotten in readiness, Billie, John Sidney and little Mel Shannon, all about the same age started out to see the fun. When the crossing was reached just across from the First Baptist church and at the corner of Dr. Sharp's yard, Billie put his car.-1 non down in the opening between the crossing nnd the sidewalk and applied the match, but in place of the dis charge going upward, the tube ex ploded and a piece of it struck John Sidney on the right side of his head just back of the frontal bone. He was felled to the ground and began to bleed piofusely. His companions showed good metal. They did not desert Hut grabbed him up and started with him for the house. In a little while a large crowd gathered and in the meantime his father arrived. The Doctor soon saw that his child was seriously hurt, so he decided at once to curry him to Memphis where he couki have the attention of a sur j, e on. Accordingly the 1 :45 o'clock train as boarded by the wouned child, accompanied by his father and his uncle, E. W. Sharp. Dr. J. A. Cris 1er was in waiting at the Memphis hos pital when it was reached and in a lit tie while he took a piece of the tube almost a half inch long and nearly as wide from the head of the patint. It hml Penetistted the brain. The child stood the operation all right and it is thought that he will soon recover. manv f, ;®n,U of Dr md Mr« sharp are ' deeply concerned over their ^stress and of course are very! anxious about the unfortunate child. Little Billie M» CasUv* grieved very much'over what happened, hut course he had no thought of any harm coming of firing the home-made can non. He was just as liable to have at been ttie victim as any on else. But the ocfinance should serve as a les son to , * X \ * bout exercising unusual ««« abo . ut th *- »«-* imd ha " dh , n < r . °; 1 fuo w ,? rk< : « hnstmas would no just as well en.io yed and perhaps the spirit of the period bette, observed if t iere were no cannon crackers of any kind sold. or "BLACK MAMMY," I he respect and affection wjtr which the negro woman who has nur sed the children of a Southern family in the United States is regarded, by members of such a fardily, through more than ene generation, is made evident in the serupuk'U»' provision made foi her comfort as a member of the household, in the privileges she granted, in tie defence dhonwn her by adults and minors, in the children's meek submission to her rulings, the autocratie sway which she exer cises over the other domestic "help." and in the prominent plae.e she occu pies in the literature of Dixie. There was no such thing known emancipation for the negro "mam my," for. in a large degree, she never was without her freedom. Even technically, it was the custom of the Southern families, under slnvtry, grant freedom to their old servants. As a usual thing, "Aunt Martha" and "Uncle George," as the negro "mam my" and her husband were, perhaps, commonly known, served without wage, hut,- in lieu of it, they were granted an allowance. In this re spect, as in other's, they were treated as members of the family, not as com mon "help." So they are regarded and treated today in thousands of Southern homes so, very likely fo many years to come will they be treated. It is not im probable that they have a daughter, or a son,who also "belongs" to the family. In the course of time the son will be the "Uncle George," the daughter will become the "Aunt Martha," and the "black mummy" some other home, for they are never "taken in;" almost invariably they "grow up" with the members of the family who eventually adopts one the other of them. "Black mammy," is a familiar character in Southern fiction. She is necessary to the environment of the characteristic Southern home. Wil liam Lightfoot Visscher has given her name to a collection of his ne gro dialect poems, and. with other writers, has paid glowing tribute everything that has been said, her gentleness and fidelity. With can be said, in appreciation of her the man or woman of Southern up bringing is retain to agree. There may be differences on other points, below Mason and Dixon's line, and among Southerners above it, but those who have been "raised" by her. with reference to the many fine quali ties there is no difference, among those of "black mammy." J. all of Leiters From France 1 Nov. 13, 1918. Dear Fallier. Mother and Brother: I guess you think I have quit writ ing; you at all, but it could not he helped. This is the first lime in nearly three months we have been off the from. We have been busy hitting frits as hard as we could, glad we will not have to winter as it is pretty cold over here now. lieht all the i It has been only u few days since we Were pulling our big guns thiough shell holes, mud and water half way to VUC knees trying to keep up with the retreating Germany army. After the first hard fight and we drove them back oui- troops could hardly keep up with them. They ran off and left a great amount of artillery. The last letter I got from you was October 7th and which said Mama was still sick. I have wondered how she was all of the time and 1 hope and pray this will find her well. I am in great hope of coming home soon if everything goes right. I will close for this time. of October 14, was certainly glad to get ex He to not in The was he sur his Cris hos lit tube as It | ( child , is , Mr« 1 'ev are just as healthv as they can over 1 'f very! . Ros*.o has a pood job child. I v " 1 ^" ^ 1 • an ^ that a pays vood very ' 1 J el ! mother 1 am expecting off 1 * Fee rnun *h^ at the harm j nlos L " e fel 'l like we will he among can- tlle hrst to g-o back as our division is have recommended tor the w But ! none, les °; just spirit iere kind Ira of to Nov. 14, 1918 Dear Mother, Father and Brother: I received your letter written it. We boys have just had a good bath ith sure enough hot water anil rlcan clothes for the first time in i> good while. The dutchmen are completely whipped aud guess most of the Amer ican army will be home by early spring. Don't that sound good? All the boys are talking about go ing homeland that they are gohig to do and all of them are going to he better boys when they get been. They realize what home really means to them. A few weeks ago they were talking about what they were going to do if they got back home, now they are talking about what they are going to do WHEN they get back. When the shells were bursting around and killing and wounding the hoys things looked lather doubtful about getting home. 1 know you have lots of vork on the yard by yourself. We have no influenza here that 1 know of. 1 »n't think it would hurt us fellows j tyway, after three months on the | front out in all kinds f weather ! sleeping on the ground all the time I <\v have We belong to the 82nd division also we are in the first Army Corps, which you probably know has all the f I driving. Wen, 1 will close for this j hoping this will find Dear Ma j ter and on the road to health, Y oui loving son, WAK.sER GRANTHAM . ume, ma bet Sunday, Nov. 10, 1'J1S Dear Edd: wjtr T _ ... . , . nur c 1 e< il ett ^ r f îüri1 - vou somt l , ime a »° i,n,i t was trul - v . « lati to hear by irom . vou an d would like to read a | ,rom *Y ua more often, made j s hould not wait for me to answer, tor, ! y° u cali surely have an idea how it of i is with me over heie, for when I'm i.- on the front I can't get the paper, by in exer occu as "mam never Even the to and "mam were re com homes come im the the or "Aunt of never they the or She the Wil given ne other to of With her up There points, and but her. quali among You ■ and if 1 could the tune that these shells play is not very good to write by. How is everybody getting along around those parts of the world these days? 1 guess you are pretty busy these days making syrup. Gee! I wish 1 could be there t ohelp you and to also help eat some of it. 1 feel just like I could enjoy eating some of mother's biscuits and butter with that good fresh syrup this morning. (Yum, Yum.l How is your Charleston girl these days? It seems that cotton is selling for a good price this year. Did you make very much? I am located in a little town back of the lines for rest, nnd doing some drilling also. I'm beginning to get anxious for a letter from home for it has been over a week since 1 got that last one. Mama said something about you all being on a trade for some of the Jelly place. I wish I was there to buy some too. How much ar eyou goin gto buy do you think? Where does Quinn keep himself these days? I bet I could guess wher he is today. Say, who is teaching school there at home this time? Edd, I am sending you one hundred dollars to keep for me, please write me just as soon as you receive it and I hope to be there some day in the near future to use it. How is papa's and mama's health holding up? I sent forty dollars in papa's mime on the third of August but you all have not said a word about getting it so tell me if you did or didn't. Well, this leaves me getting along fine and hope it will find all well at home. Write me often and tell me all of the news around that part of the world. Hoping to hear from you soon and see you all ere long. I am. as ever. Your devoted Bud. Corp. Andrew B. McCormick, THOSE GHAR3EC I or *. a IYU I KILLING TRIED BOND IN SUM OF $2,000 FOR TWO —THIRD ONE RELEASED WITH BOND — INTERESTING OUT TRIAL. Ml The trial of Johnathan. Kmmitt and Ira Thomas, charged with the killing of S. A. Duboise in the Pea Ridge community of this county on the af ternoon of December 2, was had be fore Justices J. H. Owen Turner December 12, with the result that Jonathan Thomas was released without bail and the other two were bound over in bonds to await the action of the grand jury which is due to convene here the fourth Monday in January. The prosecution was represented by Hon. Richard Denman of Charleston, the able young district attorney of his district, while the defense was in the hands of Cowles Horton and Arch Roane of the local bar and it i- need less to say that these gentlemen did not let anything slip by that they thought was of interest to their cli ents. Mr. Denman made a fine im pression. on all who attended the trial for the skilful manner in which he conducted his case. The prosecution sought to shov that the Thomases prepared the day before for the killing and that the affair was wholly premeditated; that the daughter of the deceased was ; ing cruelly treated and that any fa ther would have done as the d did to reclaim a daughter that w; - lin ing forcibly detained and nhun treated. The defense sought u show that DuboiSe was wholly ti agressor and that they .. 1 nrl r rights in them.-.elves at their own gate: tha Dubose was armed both with gu and a pistol which they contend v and VY. T. f $2,000 each 1 j | with! defer, i ng ohd prompt-1 The T | a ! I RED CROSS CONVALES CENT HOME. In many _Ara. :H S ( in mas will l e le! ted his y iO, • J n ai uc unpre iv.a wnicn a ri til toil the rig hi in trrnt a ,i it Lae to tne.r sing I: guai u or;: il from ieu: n ut i i. ibi •r .peeled i have recoil e\itable. m< i : :» fa camps. i; k loi hv ?hr:s'mas. ay cd in gloom an are taken t This will I".' n. mensures r spirits. bra. -e hospitals, wounded cas. It is in the in who will ta I at Camp cal is directed to yet ever re people of Mis Will are con..to be they camp mon from o\ 'crest of such mm ; » the be in the B. - Shelby th_. ti the perhaps : sponsivc charit ot ients H. I it J. 1. ; S>PP1. The Re ! C.-o.-s Cot.: cent House maintained e patients in th planning a Cl.ris,-' alcbrauen to raise th at Camp She! principally Base IIosp mas eve drooping spiri hospitals cases it i cd men hospital undergoing proposed to make thi of the traditional kind, with w or cnnip ihr.t many wound ' 1" " e 111 !' u atmcr.t. It iebrnlion one Christ cf Lhe paticr.tr in the ion to I:l ; expo.: •cm o'. d are requested to can of thie enter Con mas tree, gifts, «aro'i and the Those inte» tribute to the sue prise as 'heir m aes will allow, tributions in the form of decorations, articles and money 1 will be gratefully received. C ash gifts are preferred to donations of articles, inasmuch as it is the desire of the promoter's of this project to make the rifts to the pit uniform in kin i as possible. tients as Communications and contributions should be addressed to Mrs. Lyl Lew is, Matron Re : Cross Convalescent : Nal Camp Shelbv. Hou c e, Rase Ho" Miss. MRS. G. W. GREENHAW DIES IN CLARKSDALE There are many of the old friends as well as the relatives, of Mrs. G. \V. Greenhaw who will he pained know of her death which ocv red Tuesday in Clarksdale. haw was a sister of Mrs. W. Smith of Grenada and was greatly beloved in this community. Mrs. Gr: en —r.— If you are already a member, you I are now due your annual dues of 4 Four Days cf Schooling ■v* I Baptist XK. ilopi -ie V Her' -W point'- u Mississippi in January 1919. l'he school billed i leid January 13-lnii. l he anno ce ment states that 1. ■: tuition a., en tertainment will be provided for all. The leading hgh-.= of tne ,,a„ust church of the sta. mit ral In eut I die be in tn The meetngs will he matters Ml am. of great interest .0 cne ci.u will no doubt brin*' i number of visitor, cu v^ren af be the the his the did they cli n and i epresea.a.ive _H _ SOME OF THE rUINTMi-.liu OF M. E. c.ioKkd, jucfH T. Rev«. R. A. Tucker and 1 . M. Brow lee Reti led The Cnference Episcopal church, last week at Clarksdale, Rev. R. A. Tucker to of the church at Gr m to be expected. It w those matters that v granted. served the church here three y.ar and is held in the highest esticm l>. of the Methodist Soutn, in s • sioii returned orate . cia. Tin wti as just one o cas taken fo the pa: Mr. Tucke, h a.i majority of his a 11 as the to ■rally. ,! ] ll : de fiom duties as Tuck, s a man the h knows He i. pract i< al th T and u • f île pendo nt e«i rv.'V G Oil.' 0 s of hi - T. M. V\ h 'nt for < Iron. also ntiiiUcd i nt ir Hi Y fam th« I I z :F :. t • M •n ;r. ' ) l ih s cou ' uuceeds ■ nr. Flov Hoi THAT COLD H r DFD C * r •"-old :dv in Gr Si •h; i W.vlkii H d.d it did I, Th en th. Th v.-.ont to kce* sift and is v ntoly the ca- ■ n be identifie-' do not : i p v - ' f b ; Mi-si AUCTION OF A ' M Y «OP ' There will In at Camn ppi. D« continued until at SC SI Hatti tien 27. 19' •r* ill -old. approximately the following: r- * 90 D-aft ;n:T 195 C'avait «1 1 1'" 1 • ■ these -iprv miles n being ' he annra: , cause the Government has no 'u- her ! use for them and rot because they are worn out. A g'eat rumli ■ of ex j ce ij en t animals wil' be found among 1 this lot and doubtless can be nur chased at a reasonable figure. These is, animals all passed tion when pure ha j little if any : . this : am; mien* inwiec > ' ver> vice and have been at since first purchased. A j good halter will he riven wi* 1 ' ach ' animal. The teems of sale are either curency, certified or cashier's heck. »■ _ __ H, ha' The Sentinel directs the attei on 0 f its readers to the ad of the Dixie Cafe, nbar the dpot in this city. The proprietors, Messrs. J. P. Be and J. T. Gum. I : THE DIXIE CAFE what they nre 1,1 r.'"■!■ qui k. are me" that gu eon e tel wi 1 Dixie has a large patronage Ini: -ants a still larger one. Go there for a goon The * THAT DINNER \T A I CHARLESTON F nTr .L. For the past two weeks The lit an ad showing r.u for the Sunday dinner a fisco Hotel at Char'eston. pleased has been the hotel ment with the resul's of thei" they are sending another publication this week. The pears on another page. S is going to enjoy an excelle at this new and up to da next Sunday. "'.ti i nel has can me .a TO tât e> I M i i.