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The Official Organ of Madison County.
eekly Picket.
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
' 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
& '
u a.
every time, and you can have your money back, too, if you want if?]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
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
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:
■‘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
“I promise you if elected that
my one aim will be to give you a
clean, honest, conscientious and
fearless administration.
Jackson, Miss., April G, 0’7. ^
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.
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
The Yesbera shade is the only
enly electric light shade that can
be adjusted by a child. Sold only
at SULM 'S,
^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^^
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
Chancery Clerk .. ✓.10.00
Circuit Clerk.10.00
Treasurer. 10.00
Superintendent Education.. .10.00
Supervisor*..... .5.00
Coroner.-. . ........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
We are authorized to auuouuce the
following for county offices, sub
ject to the action of the Demo
cratic party:
For District Attorney
For State Senator
For Chancery Clerk
For Circuit Clerk
For Sheriff
S. T. Mc’KEE
For Tax Assessor
For Superintendent Education
— nz.
For Justice of Peace
Money to Loan,
at 7 per cent in sums of $1000.00
and above. No commissions char*
W. H. Powell, Huber & Powell.

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