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g w' ill 1.1 RAD HARRILL REED, EDITOR La n "Entra-d as seeond-class matter March 20th, 1015, at the pobtoffioe !.hton. Mississippi, under the act of March 3rd. 1879." YOU uum Stt ait, GRtiii WOIiDERS OF YOUR COOKTRY Vhy Can't Houston Business Lien Got Together This question is asked many times during the course c f a day. Why they don't get together is one of the main reasons that capitalists who have money to invest pass Houston by. We have one of the best towns in North Mississippi. The natural resources we have here lying undeveloped, could, if they were developed, make Houston a little city. Just the least effort on the part of our busi ness men and those who have money to invest will flock here to locate. We need more concentrated efforts and the spirit of co-operation and then Houston will take a spurt forward. Not until our business men get together and distribute literature, etc., describing the country hereabout and set ting forth the facts which would induce manufacturers to locate here. What say you business men? Do you want Houston to be the "Runt" of Chickasaw county? Why not set a date and organize a Business Men's Club, What Is Gossip. Webster tells us that a gossip is a person who "runs about telling and hearing news." But Webster was a chivalrous gentleman, and times have changed since his day. His definition of a gossip has become weak and lacking in descriptive force. But common consent is more up to date more ac curate and just in its verdict and by common consent the professional gossip has been designated as a thing in hu man shape with more mouth than brains, The small town gossip can do more harm in one hour than a whole community of people can overcome in a life time of effort. The gossip is the buzzard of society, the bane of hu manity and the advance agent of the devil. The gossip has but one creed, and that is the crucifix ion of innocence and the perpetuation of infamy. The tongue of the gossip is so forked it would bring the blush of shame to the face of that other reptile of the split tongue species the snake. The gossip lives but to revel in the slime of insinua tions and innuendoes and calumnies. Scandal is the bread of life to the gossip, and the greatest desire and most intense longing of the professional is for "more gossip." The stock in trade of the gossip is like the rainbow it has no end. It just keeps ongoing and enlarging and crucifying until it blights everything it encounters. It is like the breath of hell upon the fair check of an an angel, The gossip's tongue begins to wag in the morning, wags all day keeps on wagging into the night and like cascarets wags while you sleep. The gossip construes the idle passtime of the innocent maiden into the intrigues of a subtle and poisoned brain If a man looks twice at a woman the gossip rips his character to shreds and nails his hide to the wall of obloquy The gossip meddles in the private affairs of everybody within reach of the vitriolic tongue, peers behind the cur tains of every home, and erects skeletons in closets where none exists. The tongue of the gossip is the most poisonous and deadly instrument of torture in existense, for it has no re gard for truth, or for human suffering. The poisonous reptile strikes and inflicts a mercifully quick death, But the gossip mains and incerates and crucifies until the human soul is seared with its burden of agony. When God created the heavens and earth He inflicted humanity with the presence of snakes and other slimy and oozy and pestiferous and odoriferous objects of loath i. And He also inflicted us with the gossip for what reason only He in His superior wisdom can tell. Is there a hereafter for the gossip ? And if so WHERE IS IT ? Heaven won't have them, and hell don't want them. ' Are they to pass down through the ages of eternity as a people without a final place of abode ? ' , Or are they, like the reptile, a thing without a soul ? The question is to deep for the human mind to solve. But perhaps the gossip can tell. Golden Age. 'osiers vs i t j 1 I J Vrf i W k I W 1 1 country needs boosters, men who believe in a t f.it-n4 this country, not growleis and grumblers. t"i... ruhfd as taat Jn a few years that we will wish that great possibilities of this section !;' ha next twenty years the South I i ;rf t anns; corn grouua, mucu ui i 1 y t: ,!6 It Is harrowe roi'iiij in the yiei of u!:iviftion will be avoiu i ! . ' t t; the bfni c i $Ly$U ally beforo b.of our bt-U country has prepare us ever for it and good man Great Poscssions of the American People. This IV C Tl l 1- O -11. I.. is tne I ear to oce mem. maae i osmwc uy the Panama Excursion Company of Mississippi and the Wide-Awake Merchants of Old Chicka saw County in their State-Wide "On to Frisco" Movement. This is the year to see your country, for this is the year of the great Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, Cal., the year that celebrates the triumph of the United States in building the Panama Canal, the greatest feat in engineering ever accomplished by humans the eighth wonder of the world. This is the year that should make the American a traveler at home, a student of the land is his home. You can travel this year more cheaply across the continent than ever before; more cheaply than you will be able to travel for years to come, undoutedlyl And your reward 'or traveling will be greater than ever. Join the "On to Frisco" movement, and by so doing your trip to this great exposition will cost you nothing and will give you ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS IN CASH BESIDES. Merchants in your county, and also your newspapers, have the "On to Frisco" spirit in their bones, and it is nec essary for you to look them up to get a better .understand ing of just what this movement is. Not all the merchants in your County, however, have this progressive spirit, for such a spirit would be uunatural. Progress doesn t pre vail in every mind. Going West by one road and returning by another, you will see thousands of miles of this wonderful country; its deserts, which man's, power is changing into gardens; its mountainous backbone of rock, snow-covers; its wonderful valleys that never know cold; its plains that feed a thousand million human beings; its cities, lakes, and riv- ers. i ou snouia not Know mem merely in me geograpny of your childhood. Make the effort, however great it may be. Determine that you will see the great Panama-Pacific International Exposition, infinitely the most wonderful that the world has ever produced; and that you will see at the same time YOUR OWN COUNTRY and the marvels that make it the greatest upon the earth. Again, not all the merchants in your County are in terested in this great and wonderful progressive spirit, "On to Frisco," so it is quite necessary for you to look for the merchants who have this spirit and obtain from them knowledge about the free trip to the Exposition. Thousands of marvels stand between you and that greatest artistic achievement of man, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The giant trees of your childish wonder, marvelous parks that belong to your government, the Yosemite, the Yellowstone, the Glacier National Park, all invite you, and it is your merchants wno extend tne in vitation. You will see this country and the Pacific Ocean, the wpnderful nations that make up the United States, and as the crown of all you will see the marvelous Ex position built by the people of the United States. You will see San Francisco, the City of Wonders, that has risen from fite to suppassing strength and beauty. Go and appreciate the property that you and your fellow-citizens own the United States, the land of wonders, of beauty, of power, of future. The progressive merchants of your County co-operat ing with the Panama Excursion Company ot Mississippi has made this "On to Frisco" spirit possible, and by look ing up these wide-awake merchants you may' find out every detail. This wonderful, magnificent, and education al trip, as the representative of your county, is given you WITHOUT COST, and the opportune time for you to see about it is NOW. Further informotion may be had by calling on an "On to Frisco" merchant, or communicating with the Panama Excursion Company of Mississippi, Lexington, Mississippi. . An Ideal Citizen. There is a gentleman iv this town, known to us all, who is just about our ideal of a good citizen. He is making his money here, he is raising and educat ing his family here, and he expects to live and die here. When he hasany money to spend, he first looks care fully over the advertisements in this paper. If he finds what he wants, he goes there and gives that merchant the first opportunity. ' In everything he buys he gives the home merchant preference. He occasionally buys articles from abroad, but they are cases wherein he cannot find that which he seeks in his own community. He believes in his home town, aud because he does believe in it and intends to continue to live in it. he grasps every possible means of advancing its interests by keeping his money in circulation at h , -ne. He, to our mind, is the IDEAL CITIZEN. Would that he were multiplied a thousand-fold For we need more of him. Laurel Leader. ,,?B), Fcr Circuit Clerk We are authorized to announce' W.J.STACY, the following parties as candidates : r. ft. BOYD for the ofliees named, subject to the i CIlENNAULT Democratic primary election. --..... J. W. N A DORS For District Attorney. J. E. DAVIS R" IL KNQX SAM A. HARRINGTON For State Senate For Treasurer. JOE II. FORD E. E. THORNTON P. W. SHELL N. W. BRADFORD - ' J- M- GRIFFIN J. F. THOMPSON For Legislature J. A. lewis ' For Superintendent of j. w. winter Education W. F. BUCHANAN GEORGE D. RILEY E. M. verell For County Attorney I. V. ABERNETHY j. E. HARRINGTON J. J. DAVIS JEFF BUSBY For Shcriff Supervisor, Beat I ' B-M' SM1TIL R. M. PEDEN . JOEL DAVIS JIM NEAL J. LUNDY SMITH R. F. BEASLEY H. W. NELSON Baliff, Beat I OSCAR A. blSHOP For Chancery Clerk j.rneal W. A. WILKINSON. tom n. Johnson For SupcrvjSor, Beat 2 H. E. BRANN0N H0BS0N . LEONARD PATTERSON For Tax Assessor O. P. NORMAN JESSE GILLIAM. ROWLAND C. KIRBY JOHN T. MARION For Bailiff, Beat 2. W. A. DENDY J. EARL McKNIGHT W J WILLIAMS '. J.A.H0BS0N Supervisor, Beat 4 ED ATKINSON ' EDGAR SEAY HOUSTON HOSPITAL Open to all IPhysicians Fir Proof Building Steam Heated Electric Lights Eleetric Fans Hot and Cold Baths Modern Operating Room, with Steam Sterili zers, Microscopical and Chemical Laborato ry. Graduate Nurses in Attendance PREPARED TO CARE FOR ANY HOSPITAL PATIENT Phone 151 Houston, Mississippi Palmer Company LUMBER Suitable for Rough Farm Buildings. Wanted Wanted. During Fall and Winter of 1915 and 1916. 14.999 - - - Bushels of Peas. 13,999 f- - - Bushels of Oats. 12.999 - Bushels of Wheat. 11,999 - - - Bushels of Corn. 10,999 - - Bushels of Peanuts. 1,999 - - Bushels of Sorghum Seed. Wanted Right Now at Market Prices. Chickens-Eggs in lots of 1 to 100.000. Will Pay Cash. Houlka Hardware & Fumitura Coir.p:my St in a c.We want a i to sell.