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VOL. XXV.
CANTON MISSISSIPPI, . FRIDAY, M Aiicil 22, 1907.
SO, 7.
advertisement.
Prohibition, Column.
Sditad By tie SPraiii6ion Com.'
mittme of Atattioit Court ft.
P. 0.,B0X 187, CANTON n 'MISS,
J
Jackson. 'Teun., has gone dry's
majority or ud4. v -,-
- Have you kept aceouut? The fol
lowing towns in Tennessee: hav
gone dry s Clarksville, Bristol,
Knoxville, Jackson, The fight it
now on ; in Nashville , end Mem
phis with Chattanooga, "seared."
THE CASE OP THE SALOONS
AS PUT BY THEIR ADVO-
GATE. " - .
THE
INCOME OF THE
- CANTON.
Saloons of
THE DRINK BILL OF MADISON COUNTY
i lThere is a well written ami con
, ' servative article published in th
Herald of last week in opposition
to the local option -election to aboi
ish the saloons. - ' . ' :
The writer is evidently well
posted as to the extent tf the busi:
ues8 at Canton, and makes for the
i saloons as strong a shewing as can
be r made.. We would 'print the
whole article if we had space, bm
as we have not, we will give its sa
lieut points : " ' .
lsf-He says the Canton saloon
sell from $350 000 to' $.300.00
worth of whiskey ench year Jo dry
counties
3d; .That if they .had to depend
c '44jt--"OCi'-' business 'it would not ! Fyt Orjdsi mf Canton
pay to license two saloon ot rjong'Vi( t in! xanlidis
me nine. s , ,
3d That these niue saloons are
prefei able to the blind tigers that
would spring up id , their absence
- 4th That Canton cannot do
without these saloons ; that it is
her only, source ; of revenue and
that without the saloon it would go
.1 . . A. 1 i. ll. nil 2P ,
Danarupt, or worus iu - wiui euecb. dhed FIFTF-FIVE DOLLARS WORTH
'This is the argument, or an am el ( 0F whiskey
man who represents? tne saloons -
mouey than . they, did years 'ago
when they sold cotton at seven
oents per pound. ; That there is u
general disposition to . sell out
farms in Madison '.county, hecuuae
they cannot depend upon their la
bor, -'which;' insists on coming to
town on Saturday morning and
spending the whole day. When
night comes they go yelling home
through the country, tiring oif. pis
,ols, having a 'good time Sunday.
,nd raking Monday to get-.", sober
. 'hese f,tj Hiei s may exaggerate the
situation however, but we believe
that the able writer of the article
in the-Herald will probably admit
that the consumption or
FlFTt-VlVE THOUSAND FIVE , HUN
DEED FIFTY-FIVE DOLLARS WORTH
-" OF WHISKEY
per annum does not improve the
ootton sci aping and cotton picking
labor in, Madison county. , r '
We are moved 'to ask at this
point, how many, bales of cotton
it requires to foot this drink bill
of Madison- county! From the bett
information we can obtain the cot
ton crop does not average over $40
oer bale. Sometimes it sells for
nore and sometimes for less- Av
raging it . at $40 we divide this
Irink bill by that sum, and the
number of bales of cotton it re
iuires to foot the bill is,
ONE THOUSAND THREE , HUNDRED
AND EIGHTY-NINE '
One thousand three hundred and
eighty-nine bales -of ootton is a
iraiu upon the resources xf Madj-
on county, which constitutes a
uuawei iu nits iiuie an ieie in
rhe Herald. ; -
Suppose some other tyrant than
he saloon had tlie power to exact
contribution "from this people of
ONE THOUSAND vTHREE '-HUNDRED
, 'AND EiHCWTY-NiNE
bales- of - -cotton for a ppec.'ae.
lnr. brtn 'fivtt rtrw aur i ( !
now
onuuuE
to .cultivate their farms 7 How
long before the whole population
would .leave the county ? And yet,
we ask" the question in good faith,
would they be' any worse off in
making , this sacrifice annually,
than- they , are in the' "'
FIFTY-FIVE ; THOUSAND FIVE HUN'
Attractive
' : Offering! .
JOHN McGRATh & SONS CO.
The One-Price Merchants
of Canton, Mississippi.
At this season of the year, you will
find it profitable, pleasure fstroning
through and iiispcctlng,--tlio haiulsome
Spring- Goods now oYrexhibition,
; , We are better prepaipd than ever
to supply your EasterWants.
Silk Jumper Suits7.
Aswell line of these New Silk
Jumper Suits from , ,:' "
, - jflo.OO y $2." 00
Silk Shirt1 Waist,
. V1 ""Suits r, ,
Whir- Silk
A'so elaborate
Waists, jsome new oteati'Mis
ii-on . - or sivi?
.'V
Special display of
Lingerie Waists
)'"-'''.' .. -i:' '..; --.
and whose argument is endorsed mu we imgui
by their wgaaat Canton, and eom-i Ve ,tfle a,nswer t0ls question to
imr from such a respectable source, 'he saloonkeepers themselves. And
w arfl forced to. analvze and ' con- ov ? we waut 10 De unaer-
sider it ' For the sake of argument od. Jn this matter of condemning
' wa wil 'Admit, the writer's nrem- l"D "" vay, tuk c uU uul
W will nnlsniifmnrt l,.-I "aK.C YVUr UU LllO Scll'lUU litjeper
statistics ' " - ui uusiucss u irgmucu, ue pay s
- Ian exnrhitiint nriee tor t.h nrivi
HVH HlilUKilU jnUUSAUU WUM 0v,m.-0'tA moU , nil
wuHuvrwuibui. drunk, and if is not the saloon
is sold to dry cgunties by the nine keeper we condemn so much, as
saloons of Canton, besides what is I the men who petitian for the li-
Veold in Madison county. ; cense, or who vote for him to oon-
Now. not to exaggerate, let us tinne the business
throw in the amount sold in Madi- The editors of this column
son county and call it all together readilv concede the DOint made bv
as the amount sow ny tne nine sa- the writer we are answeriner that
loons at Canton, I the saloon keepers in- Canton are
FIVE HUNDRED thousand DOLLARS 1 exceptionally good fellows
WORTH OF WHISKEY. - . But yon farmers, mechanics and
...... f . ' i i
Thnse nine saloons have eanal rouers, now long uo you propose
- ff..irit.ipa for sellinff whiskev. thv to De parties to a business that
- are of equal respectability,- all do jonly-' brings ruin financially -and
a rushing business, ana ttieir trade uy upim me couuiy wo jove
will averffe about the same. We o welJ- i"18 business cannot
i.avA nnlv tn dividfi the 500.n00 enaure. n is bouna to r,e stopped
V. . .. . . I ! 1 .. . 1 I n1n
by nine to get tne average, ana tne 41 10 a muni yucsuuu wo.
result is found to be that each one 9n'y- - 18 a quson 01 private
ana public preservation. Ana the
4f
Suit of Clothes
if it bears the ' name of
, SCHLOSS BROS.
is all that can be - desired.
Our line is now complete,'
comprising as it does
Serges, Flan n e 1 s a n d
Worsteds in all the latest
styles and cuts. ' Bring
yodr Boy aronnd and let.
us show 'how easy' we can
save you from - ' ,
50o to $2.00 - -A
SUIT -.'
is selling .
FIFTY- FIVI THOUSAND FIVE HUN-
DUED FIFTY-FIVE DOLLARS WORTH
OF WHISKEY. , . J
This writer for the Ealoons in
sists that it will not take two of
these nine saloons to supply Madi-
They will tell you that he is
trying to set the county against
the town? If they, mean that we
man who believes that it is going are trying to get the county to vote
10 coniinue inaenniteiy aacKS complin mis eieeuou agaiiBi iue iowu,
mon sense Our county is bleed- he is rignt, uut 11 ne mans to
ing to death. The pronucts of her tell you we desire to inspire a dis
field instead of being poured into like of one against the Other, he is
the channels of legitimate trade wrong. We desire to Help bom
and commeice, are being sold andl because what builds the country
son county. To be periectly fair the money poured into the coffers will build up the town ultimately,
we will concede more than he asks
in this aualysis. and for the sake
of the argument we will admit that
the county buys the average sale of
one saloonwhich is . ,- .
nm-nvE THor;gAj.T) five hun
DEED FIFTT-FIVH DOLLAKS . WORTH
OF WHISKEY.
Now. if it be true that there is
no drunkenness in Canton, that it
i the soWest town iu .the state,
thai - '.
FIFTT-FIVE THOUSAND F1VK . HUX-J
DBSD JTlFTT-nVE DOLLARS WORTH
- ' . OF WHISKEY - ' '
must be drunk by the men w)m
make corn and cotton, and we will
have to accept - this able writer's
assertion that the surrounding
vouatry is improving as it never
did since the civil war, with a
grain of e&it. , The farmers tell us
that labor conditions are bo chang
ed, that theirj farms yield les
of the brewers and distillers of tne
West." We need this
FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUN
DRED AND FIFTY-FIVE DOLLARS :
at home, to improve the farms and
for the comforts and conveniences
of life, that we do not raise or
and what destroys the country
will ultimately destroy", tne town.
THE EFFECT OP THE LIQUOR
:. ' HABIT.
No man of common sense will
manufacture at home; instead of deny the demoralizing tendency of
its going back to buy more the liquor habit on all men and
whisker! Pour this cotdpii stronrn that its use has a worse effect on
into tho poeket of our laborers 8ome races tuan on -others. It
mtMi of duwn their throats in maizes of the .North American Iu-
.,iiu v, anJ everv branch f dkia n fiend and the government of
industry Will feel' tho imi.ul:-; th United States and every state
riitbt here at home. -
Now wh know exactly what the
answer will be of the whiskeyites
to this article. We do not bave
to wait to hear it. They will' not
deny the facts which their own
representative has stated and that
we have p'mply used to drive to
their logical conclusion, but they"
will abuse the writer ot this arti-
in the union makes it a ci -im? to
sell to an Indian.
What is its effect upon the col
ored farm laborers! We know that
the colored man on Lis farm in the
absence ot the liquor labit is a pa
tient worker and useful citizen,
but that when he adopts the habit
it destroys his usefulness, and in
the same -moral restraints thrown
around him or the same iucentr
tives to keep sober, that the white
man has except in exceptional in
stances and he thus frequently be
comes a victim more to .be pited
tban blamed. . .1
In Madison county a large pro
portion of the race .are gradually
forming the dram shop hahit. They
are ruining themselves as well us
the White men who employ theui,
This crying evil has set the far
mers of the county to thinking and
is the prime factor in the present
movement to put the dram shop
ont of business. The arrogance
aiid tyranny ,of the boycott is a
grievance confined to Canton but
the eminent destruction of labor
has aroused the men who employ
it to make corn1 and cotton. They
say that on account of labor condi
tions they make less money on
their farms now than wuen tnuy
s'lt the f tuple lit seven cents.
Their lit; uds no litir sHii.-frd
wirh beiug-Siipplied with pientv 0
eat aud wiiile making the crop but
deinaud money before the crop is
made, and if they are refused they
fan and do go elsewhere and work
lor some one will pay the cash.
The railroads, the,, saw and oil
S'l
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, T' fvTi.'TV t '
t A L JTj 1 a
r iirt - .. I, v - V "
; i ,:.f
1 t . 1
in 1
0
will pay cash for labor, and so the
furmer who employd them, feeds
and clothes them, -is compelled "to
come. across"'.- and "the dram -shop
at Canton gets the money;
v When Saturday comes the lab
orer aud his work mule ' comes to
town. : These men have a common!
renuevous, the dram shoD.' Here
they loiter aud have "a good time
till they have spent all of their
cash and when darkness comes
those not in the calaboose eo veil
ing and firing off thejr pistols on
the public road's till they get home.
Monday morning J the -.employer
finds his man with his head , tied
up. He has a headache, he is unfit
to work.: - j --v. .. : ; - . .- ; -. -v
This empioyer- used to lose his
temper and curse the nesrro or cud
gel him, but he has crown -wiser
because ne lias discovered that this
is no remedy, Jie no longer' curses
the drunkard out blames the drunk
ard maker,
For Sale or Rent.
A house with font- rooms, water
hydrants and "-other conveniences
situated oh North : St., in West
Canton. '"-K
to...... ' ',- . ; -
M. V. Dudley,
Wanted.
A partner to eutv and sell the
timber from twenty acres of land,
within half a - mile . from Canton
Virgin forest of hard wood. Some
of it will make lumber or cross
ties, the balance teuce posts: -rails
and fuel?
Might sell the timber o be cut
ud 1 emfived before next Novem
ber. 1 ,
Address with -references.' V -
. ' W. Carnahan.
w San Marcos, T-ex,
"" - . ..-...
1 An iirainnce
Entitled. Au Ordinanoe to Prohib
it Proprietors of - Pool Tables
and Billiard Tables for Hire
: or their Agents, or Employees
r .to Permit any Minor-- to r Play
Any Game upon 'such Tables,
or to Loaf or Loiter: about
their Premises, or 'to - Enter
: ; the Room in which said, Pool
' Tables and Jttlliatd Tahles are.
Be it ordained by the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen of -thf'Gity
of Canfonr ' f':ff'.:fr;5 '
1J :That it shall be unjawfnl "
for the proprietor of any idot ttfble
or billiard table operated tor? hire
in the City of CanlE6n'o iny
agent or employe of snch proprie
torto permit any 'minor" to' play
any game or pool or ;bimaras
upon such tables, or to loaf or
loiter about the premises upon
which such tables are operated, or
to gointo or remain in the 100m
in which such tables are.-
T21 That anv Derson eonviated
of a violation of this-Ordinance
shall be fined in anv sum not 1 is
than Five Dollars nor more than
Twenty Five Dollars.' : ' '
r31 ' That this Ordinanee take
effect and be in fort from" and af
ter April 1st. ' -j4 '
- - --; - E. B. Habbux,
r " "City Clerk.
Dr. J. B, "Howell
:'V- ' 'f''-':' YT'-: i1.'.'--',:--1:;'- v' -'
UYSCIAN., 'AJJjp SUROEON.
. Office at Jones', drag store.
Office phoue 60. , Re.s. bhone 65
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Kemember$1.2a in advance srivee
you the Picket; and;. the Weekly
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Telep
A. J. ALEXANDER, cant6nUSS
taUR -STOCK OF LtMBER," SHINGLES; : SASH
II AND DOORS." LIME AND CEDENT was never
more complete than now, and ou prices are' as
low'as the lowest. x TGive us a chance to figure 0H.
your bill and we will save you money .. . ,', , . , .
Telephone,
rn
ea
Ir jyou want to buy or sell CITY
FROPERTV, FARM or TIMBER
LANDS, make your wants known
to me. If you want to INVEST '
YOUR MONEY IN PROPERTY
that pays 10 per cent, and np, I
can supply your wants.-. My con
mission is very reasonable '
A. H. CAUTHEN.
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clines him to crime, lie baa not r mills and even neighboring farm-
. L-U M B E R;YARD'
Our stock -of coalis fall, and lumber . -vi
end building, materiali jreoeruJly was' '.v
never so complete a . now, "and ;wbUe :
baildiug material is ,faigher than nuaL ':
We" will meet all competition. ' . v
7S
Stiles-Tull Liimben Co.
trt HWHE.ST MARKET PRICK TJLXO TOS COTTO! HID. .
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