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The Official Organ of Madison County.
eekly Picket. FOL. XXV. CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1907 NO. II. [ADVERTISEMENT.] TO THE VOTERS. ~ Head And Consider. Canton, Miss.. April 15, 1907. Mr. Editor:— We all know that when money is scarce, land de creases in value. That when money is plentiful, land increases in value. ' The borrower of money also knows that the rate of interest is high, when money is scare, and that it is LOW when money circu lates freely. Twenty-live years ago the lands in Madison County were selling for: from 75c to $5.00 per acre, now the the same land will sell for: from $5.00 to $30.00 per acre. Then money was loaned at 18 per cent to 30 per cent per annum in Madison Comity. Now money is loaned . at from G to 10 per annum. Then, money was borrowed from commission houses in New Orleans and else where, for there were no banks in Canton and but few of the people had any money to lend. Now nearly all of the money loaued in Madison County is owned by the people of this county. So during this period, w-e have seen the values of land increase over five hundred per cent and the rate of interest has been decreased from 30 to to 0 per cent and tbe people have been thus beuefitled. , ‘From what SOURCE have the people derived this benefit ? Then there are many saloons in the State of Mississippi mid the life of each saloon then was dependent upon local support. Now Madison County is the only one on the I. C. R. R. that licenses the saloon and the local traffic • would not support one saloon me saioous in < anion, m sup port eil by the money sent here by the people who live in other portions of the state and have been thus supported for more th:n 20 years The annual profit to Madi son County, from the sale of liquors to the people who do uoi live in Madison County, has been not less than fifty thousand dol lars or in ’20 years, one' million of dollars, The one million of dollars was made at first by the people who sold the liquor, and if they had burled it, the people would not have been benefited. But they did not bury it. They begun to to buy land anil build houses and the price of laud and labor went up. They loaned this money for interest, and there being so much of ity the rate of interest went down. They paid out this money for rent, clerks hire and porters. The laborer, land owner and borrower, were all in this way made the richer. The present annual profit from the sale of liquors iu Madison county is not less than one hun dred thousand dollars aud iu ten years will be one million dollars, nearly all of which will come from the dry counties of the State and not from Madison county. Now if tins county votes against the sale on April 27th, this source of revenue will be entirely cut off. If Madison goes dry not only will these people order their liquor from Memphis and New Orleans, but the people of Madison will do likewise, and this immense veveuue will go out of the state to. Stay instead of coming to Madson county to stay and do good to her people. Money will become scarce of lourse; there will be less to lend and therefore the rate of interest will go higher. Tnere will not be as much de mand for land and its value will go down. So the people will be the direct sufferers by voting for Prohibition. The leaders of that side in Canton are all new meu to the county. Most of them have w nh in the hist 10 years moved to Madison county from DRY comPies. Why did they leave these dry counties to come to a wet jjouuty, if not to better their condition fi nancially and morally? I believe that a majority of said leaders will be candidates for office this year if the couuty goes drv, which leads me to say, that Tie ’ present Prohi campaign is PURELY POLITICAL. You migut say that some of-them Ladies’ Suits Why not buy you a Suit ready made, and avoid the annoyance of planning it. We are showing beautiful Silk Taffeta Suits aud very elaborate Wash Silk Suits from $15 to $20 See our Ladies’ Waists. Clothing You may look far aud near, but you will not find a more complete line of high-grade Suits for so little money. Made by SCHLOSS and range in price., $f0 to f2o- ;TaU or short, slim or short size ilh*l ft ' stands for the best of every tliinpfiat is worn by i •..A ,, It is a pity to waste valuable ii|ne looking around faith in the one-price store, yoii get the best goods for w 0111 <i n or ehil cl. by placing jour the leak! lu Mf & ' u a. every time, and you can have your money back, too, if you want if?]m $1 '■m:. think that it is a moral question; but how can a moral question be involved, when all of them KNOW that Prohib'tiou does NOT 1’KO HIBIT. Only two days ago in •Jackson, Miss., six wagon loads of liquor were found in 1 blind tiger. Don’t they know, if the licensed saloons, which pav thousands of dollars into the school fund, axe voted out that the blind tigers which pay no license, will take their places? Don’t they know that if this county votes dry on the 27th, that thousands of blind tigers will open throughout the county and that the negroes who drink will get jtist as much liquor as they do now and have it closer to them? If a negro now gets drunk and abuses his team, don’t you know that he will get drunker on blind tiger liquor and do still more damage? It is a rare thing, to' see a drunken man on the streets of Canton, but mark my prediction, if the county goes dry, you will see more drunken ness in Canton on blind tiger liquor than you ever saw before. Do not be deceived by the man who does not think. "if the people will stop and think, they will see that the present cam paign is Political and not moral, anil,that a majority of the leaders are or will be candidates for office, and that while we democrats were fonnely opposed by the republican party,* we will from now on in Madison county, be opposed by the Prohibition Political Party. Iam still and will always be a DEMOCRAT. Hon. Allen Thompson Announces as, Ciurdklatrr Tor Dis trict Attorney. Hon. Allen Thompson a promi nent and popular young attorney of Jackson, announces his candi dacy for District Attorney for this District in this issue. Mfr. Thomp son was in Canton Tuesday ami made quite a favorable impression ■ on the citizens of this city. He is a highly cultured, ' polished young man, and there is no reason of doubt but ho will receive a warm support in Madison County. Commenting on lus eaudidacy the Jackson Evening News says; ‘•The T>ws today certains the formal announcement of Mr Allen Thompson, of the Jackson bar, as [candidate for district attorney of the Seventh judicial district to succeed Hon. J. B. Ureaves, the present in.-nmbeut, who announced a few days since that he would not offer for re-election. ••The candidacy of th's splendid voung gf-ntlem a will meet with cordial public approval. Among the members o the local bar 'vho have beeu mentioned as probable aspirants for this office, he stands head and shoulders above them all in mental and moral equipment tor the place. is the Picket’s increased circulation. It is gratifying: to mention, that iu addition to our already large and growing circulation, we urn compelled, to. add five hundred and fifty more papers to w list this week. The Weekly Picket fuels a just pridtftn Vhe popular deman 1 which makes this increase necessary, and fully appreciates the 1 confi dence the people of Madison county have in the paper. Not only does the management benefit by this unprecedented growth, but our advertisers can rest assured that the circulation of the Picket covers Madison couuty like^he dew, and as a result it is read by the purchasing public, the profitable class to reach. To hear out this assertion, our subscription books arc open to the public for inspection—does any other paper published iu the county offer such inucemeUts to its advertiser? \ “Mr. Thompson is a native of Mississippi, born in Copiah county, but the greater portion of his boy hood and.young manhood has been spent in Jackson. He is an honor graduate of Millsaps College, law and literary departments, and was awarded the debate inedal at the commencement of 1902, He has been practicing law in Jackson for several years and enjoys a high standing and a lucrative practice in his chosen profession. At the city primary last summer Mr. Thompson was elected polfee judge of Jackson by a good ma jority over a popular opponent, and prior to that time had capably discharged tbo- duties of city prosecutor. He was united in marriage m to Miss MatU6 Cavett, daughter of a prominent family, and is a gentleman of sterling integrity, uprightness and moral worth, enjoying tlie respect and esteem of all within his circle of acquaintance. He has a host of frieuds throughout the district 1 Who Will give him loyal and un wavering support.” In making Ins formal announce-j ment Mr. .Thompson issues the following address to the voters of the district: CARD TO VOTERS. ■‘To the voters of Hinds, Copiah, Yazoo and Madison counties, constituting the 7th Judicial District of Mississippi: •‘In announcing myself as «■ candidate for district attorney of! this, the 7th district of Mississippi, I am net unmindful of the fact that your next district attorney, whoever he may be, will take the place of me only one of the beet men, but one or the, best district attorneys Mississippi ever had;and you will not lnve the opportunity of voting for*’ h man in this race the equal of the Hon. J. B. Greaves, who has so faithfully and ably discharged the duties of that office for the past HI years; but that you will no doubt have to select a young man as your next district attorney, and one whose experience lias been limited as compared with that of Mr. Greaves “As a candidate for this im portant position I earnestly and unhesitatingly refer you to my record as a private citizen, and an attorney, as city .prosecuting attorney , for two years and at* present police justice of the city of Jackson, your own capital city. “It is but a short time uow be fore the August primary, and it will bean utter impossibility for me' to meet every voter in the district, and I take this method of putting myself before you as a candidate/ I shall, however, make as active a campaign as possible, and hope to meet most of you between now and August “If my record as a private citi zen, as ail advocate of tlie law, and as a public officer commends itself to you, I shall be grateful for any dousideratiou you may show me in support of my candi dacy. “I promise you if elected that my one aim will be to give you a clean, honest, conscientious and fearless administration. “Respectfully, “ALLEN THOMPSON.” Jackson, Miss., April G, 0’7. ^ HON. CIIAS. SCOTT 8 PEAKS TO A LA ROE AUD IENCE. A large audience assembled at: the court house Tuesday night, called out by the announcement that Hon. Charles Scott, candidate for Governor, would address his fellow citizens, and all were highly entertained bv the words of wis-j dotu that poiired from the lips of j this scholarly man—the man of the hour iu Mississippi, and the people’s favorite for Governor. Notwithstanding the heavy down: pour of rain on the outside, the hour! room was crowded almost | beyond its seating capacity. Iti was quite a compliment to Mr. Scott, that a number ‘of ladies btaved the elements and came, out to hear him. Hon. H. B. Greaves introduced the speaker in a most compli mentary and pleasing manner. Mr. Scott commenced by thank ing Mr. Greaves for his kind words, and especially thanked the ladies for honoring the occasion with their presence. He then entered into the discussion of the issues which he considered im portant in the compaign. Mr. Scott was in his finest form, and made a happy and lasting impression on his audience. Hon. J. G. Spencer, candidate for Railroad Commissioner, and Mr. George R, Edwaids, candidate for State Treasurer, were present and made brief talks. TO SPEAK IN CAN TON. HON. JOHN SHARP WILLIAMS WILL BE HERE APRIL 30. Hou. John Sharp Williams will speak here April 30, at 8 p. m., at the Opera House in the interest of his candidacy for the United States Senate. Mr. Williams’ friends are legion in Madison county, and he will be given a very enthusiastic reception. The Yesbera shade is the only enly electric light shade that can be adjusted by a child. Sold only at SULM 'S, LUMBER YARD A at*. UR STOCK OP LUMBER, SHINGLES, JSASH f ^0 and j)°oiis- lime and cement was never i more complete than now, and our prices are as \ f ]()W „: the lowest. IlGive us a chance to figure on . t) your hill ami we will save you mouey. , J Telephone^ 73^^ A. J. ALEXANDER, CANTON, MISS i We have agreed upon the follow ing schedule charges for announco , merits, and will 'strictly adhere to them. No announcement will he published until fee is paid : State Officers.. .$15.00 District Attorney.15.00 Senator. 10,00 Representative.10.00 Chancery Clerk .. ✓.10.00 Circuit Clerk.10.00 Sheriff.10.00 Treasurer. 10.00 Assessor.10.00 Superintendent Education.. .10.00 Supervisor*..... .5.00 Surveyor.,.5.00 Coroner.-. . ........2.50 Justices..2,50 Constables..2.50 Calls and cards of announce ment will be charged for at the rate of 5 cents per line. Cash must accompany each an- ’ uouucemeut. Please do not ask for credit. C. N. Harris, Jr., Editor Herald. ^ II. G. Ross, Editor Picket Announcements. We are authorized to auuouuce the following for county offices, sub ject to the action of the Demo cratic party: For District Attorney ALLEN THOMPSON For State Senator C. B. GREAVES For Chancery Clerk W. D. SMITH W. 0. BALDWIN For Circuit Clerk W. W. WARREN W. B. JONES For Sheriff W. M. REID S. T. Mc’KEE T. S. ANDERSON J. M. OREAVER For Tax Assessor J. E. HOLLIDAY J. H. MELVIN For Superintendent Education R. E. HINTON — nz. For Justice of Peace Li. C. RANDEL Money to Loan, at 7 per cent in sums of $1000.00 and above. No commissions char* ged. W. H. Powell, Huber & Powell.