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G. L. Darden. Publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES | 1.00 One Year. Six Months. Three. Months... .60 .25 Obituaries, resolutions of respect, and no tices of pay entertainments will be charged for at two and one-half cents per line of ev ery six words. Count tbe words in your man uscript and send two and one-halt cents for everv six. otherwise It will not be published. Agricultural High School. The village of Pleasant Hill is to be congratulated upon securing the coun ty agricultural high school. If the institution is properly conducted the whole county w ill be greatly benefit ed by its establishment. DeSoto county has no manufacturing enterprises, nor minerals of any kind, with the exception of gravel. Mer chantable timber has almost been ex hausted. There remains nothing of consequence from which a livelihood can be earned except the soil, which is the best of any hill section in the state. It therefore follows that our future prosperity is practically depen dent upon our agricultural resources. A realization of this condition brings to mind the importance of any kind of learning teat will better fit and prepare the rising generation to coax generous living from the earth. To foster the agricultural spirit and equip the young to meet the compe tition that exhists in agricultural as well as other lines; to raise them above the position of mere grubbers of the ground is the object of the agricultural high school. This object, it is said, has been attained in num otlier counties in the state and H a erous cun be realized in DeSoto if—as we have before said—the school is started upon the right track. Pay Bills With a Smile if Possible. It is strange to note how some peo ple treat their obligations. You may extend the favor of credit to some folks, and when you go to collect the bill they act as though they are under obligation to you whatever, and act as though they we re doing you a favor if they pay you. And if they do not put you off without paying the account, they will actually be offend ed because you sent or presented a statement. People who hate to give up money so much that they cannot pay their just dues in a cheerful man ner, should not have the privilege of credit.—The Free Press. no Enough Renown For Boih. From the evidence so far introduced over the matter of finding the north pole. The Dispatch has seen no rea son to doubt Dr. Cook's story, and the message from Peary to "pay no attention to Cook,'' has not caused people generally to follow Peary's advice which was both ill-timed and ill-natured. However the Jackson Daily News sums up the situation in a very conservative way as follows: Commander Peary's announcement that he had discovered the pole, fol lowing so closely that of Dr. Fred erick A. Cook, has convinced the world that the honor belongs to Ameri ca. At the same time it has set up a clearly-cut division line, on each side of which the partisans of two rival explorers are arrayed. Although Dr. Cook has announced at Copenhagen that he will not enter into any con troversy with Commander Peary, his friends already are rushing to the fore with a list of arguments to show Cook reached the pole a year before Peary and that the latter's story can be only a reflected one from his rival's pre mier achievement. Simultaneously, friends of Comman der Peary have stated positively that Dr. Cook is an impesitor and his claims to having reached the north pole are unfaunded. Scientific men throughout the world have entered into arguments with unprecedented favor. In the absence of definite data and observations the divisions of opinion must be credited so far to personal feeling. Some who doubted Dr. Cook's story atfirsthave been convinced that the explorer was telling the truth, since Peary also has succeeded in reaching the pole. Others who have been skeptical toward Dr. Cook find in his answers to questions and in in Commander Peary's announ cement "mistaked." Then, there is a long list of careful observers, among them several artic explorers, who state positively that hoth men have reached the polo, but that Cook got there first. There can be, of course, but one original discovery, but the feat of reaching the pole would give lasting renown to both explorers, and both belong to the United States. So far as national claims are concerned, this country can have no competitors. Eclipse is first and the rest nowhere. But on the assumption that we have won the great event in such remark able fashion we can afford to be gen erous and to acknowledge that in the preliminary work of a century or so more than one nation did valuable service. What we have arrived at is the sum of many noteworthy achieve ments. Lessons were learned from the experience of each pioneer, and the successors of those who passed away long since profited by their in struction. As for the doubts that have been cast by opposing partisans upon Cook in the first place and upon Peary in the second we can only say that they merely give an added interest to the rational demand for proof in both cases. While the controversy is rag ing over the greater glory, with sug gestions now and then of the reverse of glory, let us hope that there is glory enough for all.—Meridian Dis. patch. I a - Big Circus at Memphis THE BARNUM AND BAILEY GREATEST Show on Earth is to Visit Memphis on Monday, September 27, 1909. A Never since the beginning of time has an amusement enterprise so tre mendous in size been organized as this one. Its magnitude is almost beyond belief. All America, together with every foreign country, has been scour ed from end to end by agent3 of this big show in search of novelties and the result is a performance brim full of sensastional acts new to the circus world. In the big Barnum & Bailey show are nearly 4C0 arenic stars, most of whom are seen now for the first time. A new sensation will be seen at every performance in "JUPITER, the balloon horse." This remarkable animal with its fearless rider ascends to the dome of the circus tent in a balloon and descends to the ground in a shower of fireworks. Nearly 1000 animal wonders are to be found in the big 108 cage menagerie. 8 herds of elephants, including one herd that actually plays upon musical instru ments in time and tune. A group of giant giraffes, monster trained hip popotamus, only living bi-horned rhi noceros and hundreds of other strange beasts. Barnum & Bailey's big, new, free street parade is the most gor geous processional display ever at tempted in the history of circus busi ness. Its tremendous size and won derful length can only be believed in the actual seeing. It is natural to expect this big circus to lead all others in quality and quantity of its street spectacle a9 well as in other depart ments of the big show, yet never in its splendid history of nearly half a century has it displayed such extra vagance as is shown this year. r n I I B B I ! | Let us assist you in solv ing the problem of a new | j Hat* Come to our store and compare the different shapes, shades and sizes and from our extensive stock you can readidly select a pleasing pattern. I i Mrs. S. E. McNally 138 South Main, Street MEMPHIS, TENN. j. r Gems In Terse ■xa THE MIRACLE. NLOVELY things they were and u cold As death Itself last fall— The jsulbs 1 planted In tho mold Beside my garden wall, Tet here above each sodden husk A bourgeoned beauty blows And tills with byaclnthine musk The little garden close. Ah, lovelier, dearer seed than mine. Albeit cold as they. I watched my widowed friend consign To churchyard mold today. Tet he In darkness, questioning Tbe same benignant power. Can neither see the distant spring Nor visualise the flower. -T. A. Daly. AT FOURSCORE. C ALL her not old, although the flight of years Has measured off the allotted term ef life. Call her not old, since neither doubts nor fears Have quenched her hope throughout the long, long strife. T HEY are not old, though days of youth have fled. Who quaff the brimming cup of peace and joy. They are not old who from life's hidden springs Find drafts which still refresh, but nev er cloy. F OR what are years, though flying e'er so fast? A year's a day If full of gladsome zest. But who shall measure time when hopes are past? A day's a year if sorrow is the guest. a UIE secret of perpetual youth Is hers Who finds delight in deeds of kind ness wrought. No ago can dim the luster of her crown Whose days with loving ministry are fraught. WO wo m m w © T)EACE to her, then—a calm, unruffled A peace— Until her pilgrimage at laet is o'er. Until the Father's summons calls her home To greet the dear companions gone be fore! (fi; —F. E. Snow. THE CAVALRY. OW, look away, you doughboy men, an' stick to them trenches tight. Peek, If you wanter, over yer dirt an' see a purty fight. Loo!: to yer cinches, one an' all. Here goes th' fightin' crew. Hoo-ki! Hang outer yer hat—th' caval ry's cornin' through! It's rat-tlty-tat on th' dusty road! Here's where the devil 'll git a load— Iloo-ki, an* th' air Is blue When th' cavalry's cornin' through! There's some wot like th' doughboy line, some likes th' battery, Borne Is stuck on th' engineers—for mine th' cavalry, With yer legs a-straddle a good ole horse —a horse wot'a kind and true. Then's It's hoo-ki! Hang onter yer hat— th' cavalry's cornin' through! Clackety-clack, spit out th' dust, Foller yer leader if you bust— Wee-oW^wow! There's a hullabaloo When th' cavalry's cornin' through. This "fight on feet" ain't just my style; feel safer on a horse. When I feel him quiver beneath my knees an' th' captain shows th' course, Sing, gun In hand, an' a yell In my teeth, then I knows what ter do. Hoo-yi! Hang onter yer hat—th' caval ry's cornin' through! Ta-ta-ra th' bugle sings— FeCis's 'f you was on wings— Yee-ow-ow! An' then wa-hoo When th' cavalry's cornin' through! —Alfred Damon Runyon. ■ MIDSUMMER SONG. TXAWNING8 of amber and amethyst -*-r eves. Soft in the south wind the laughter of leaves, Breath of the poppy and death of the rose— Midsummer comes and midsummer goes. on cheek of the apple and TYAPPLE 1^ plum, "Honeybees droning a die-away hum, Swales in a shimmer and dales in a doze— Midsummer comes and midsummer goes. TYARTING of dragon fly, flutter of moth. A-' Barley in windrow and wheat in the swaih, Hush song and thrush song—the mother bird knows— Midsummer comes and midsummer goes. 11YOONLIGHT and nooniight all glamour and gleam. Hillside and rillsidc a-thrall to the dream, Capture the rapture before the days close— Midsummer comes and midsummer goes. —Clinton Scollard. THE POWER OF ART. OT human art, but fivlng gods alone, Can fashion beauties that by changing live— Her buds to spring, his fruit® to autumn give, I To earth her fountains in her heart of stone. ! But these in their begetting are o'er thrown, | Nor may the sentenced minutes find re prieve, And summer in the blush of Joy must grieve' To s]ied his flaunting crown of petaH blown. j s I i We to our works may *ot Impart our breath Nor them with shifting light of Ufa ar ray. We show but what one happy moment salth. Yet may our hands krunortalizo the day When life was sweet and save from utter death The sacred past that should not pass away. —George Santsyana. W. C. KNIGHT W. T. WALKE r T. K. SNEED W. C. KNIGHT and COMPANY COTTON FACTORS 22 South Front Street, Memphis, Tennessee STAPLE AND BENDER COTTON A SPECIALTY. COTTON BUYERS! © © © & © © WO © Place your orders now for Cotton Statements* We print a good form for the fol lowing prices: 1,000 500 © © © WO wo © $2.75 m & 1.75 w m © w t THE TIMES-PROMOTER © we (fi; Hernando, Mississippi w ♦ * m North Mississippi Fair Association Will be heled at HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS. 12,13,14,15 and 16 For Catalogue Write C. H. CURD, Secretary REDUCED RATES ON ALL RAILROADS. Is the Boll Weevil Worrying You? Why not try raising some thing besides cotton* ATTEND THE TRI-STATE FAIR, AT MEMPHIS, TENN. SEPT. 2S-OOT. 1*. 1909. Premiums for all kinds of live stock and for everything that grows on the farm. Best fair in the South. Write for catalogue—it will inter est you. REDUCED KA1LWOAD RATES. s I p i Main St. Memphis, Tenn i Statement Showing the Condition of the Hernando Bank of Hernando, Mississippi, on Sept. 1,1909 Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Mississippi Code of 1906. RESOURCES! Loans and Discounts on personal endorse ments, real estate, or collateral . securities.. Overdrafts.. Stocks and Bonds. Furniture and fixtures. DeSoto County Warrants. Due from other Banks. Cash on hand. .$94,416.07 . 6.743.39 . 14,250 00 . 2.000.00 . 7.161.84 12.06s 92 . . 2.442.51 $139,972.53 '' Total. LIABILITIES! Capital paid in . Undivided Profits.- 5,000 00 Usdevided. Profits, less Expenses and Taxes . 3.567.-.0 Individual deposits subject to check.. 96 .fM 5.24 Bills Payable and Rediscounts. 10,100,00 $139,972.53 Total Of the Above Amounts of Loans and Disconnts. To Officers of the Bank . To directors of the Ba"k. *,0Q(UW To StocUolkers of tbo Bank. 5,333,83 T, R. P. Cooke, Cashier of the Hernando Bank, do hereby certify that the foregoing Is a true, full find exact statement of the as sets and liabilities o> said Bank on the day and date named therein. «}JShown by books of same, R, P, COOKE, Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me, a Chan cerv Clerk lit and for the counnty of DeSoto Mississippi, this the Ilth day of Sept-1909 N. E. WILROY. Chancery Clerk. Examined and found correct. , E. J. Smith, Aditor. This. Sopt. 13.1909. To the Family and Friends of the Bead in DeSoto County: I have qualified as County Adminis trator for DeSoto County under bond of $5,000, and am ready to administre all estates of decedents in the comity. By giving mo the busines you will not have to make Administrator's bond, pay attorney's fees. Being a lawyer yself, only commissions are allowed. Your business solicited. or m J. R. TIPTON, County Administrator.