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V Volume 2 Houston, Miss.,Nov. 19, IOIG. Number 2T UMMER Thanksgiving. Not since the daring Mayflower bloomed its precious nirden upon the eastern cost of America or even since the Plymouth Rock sat on the Pilgrims has this nation had more cause to be really, truly thankful. For over fifteen months almost all the mighty nations of the world have been torn with shot and shell. They liave grappled upon the land, the seas and under the seas, and they have grappled in the air. Dead and dying are left to the mercy of wolves and carrion while the wounded f urn into maniacs from sheer exhaustion and the incessant roar of hell-belching monsters. Grimy gore runs its red dened shudders thru the trenches and frenzied men stand there praying to pass into that celestial peace where the flags are furled, the Parliament of Man and the Federa tion of the World. But think of the folks at home, many of them cursing God that He should let their sons, fathers, brothers and husbands be offered up to the god of war and their beauti ful country stagger under the burden ot destruction and taxation, inink ot tne Armenians wno are heing mas sacred by the thousands the millions who will never see an earhly home again think of it and thank God you are in a free land, where the war god rampanteth not and where "Sherman's definition" abideth in the eternal else where. Think of it and give thanks unto Him who giveth good to those who love the Lord. So it comes to all of us next Thursday to give thanks first and then to cram our tanks with nature's goodies. Feel thankful, be thankful and talk thankful talk. Don't stuff or valcanic upheavals will be yours sincerely. The Hummer hopes you will be the THANK-FULL EST person in good old U. S. A. that he is not seeking to handle their syrup for them, but onlv to heln them find their own markets. If the town FAIHI CtFT TOfiFTHFR i Business League by buying ten gallons of the best type of wiiut utii 1vu1j1111jAV'; syrup and giving it away in small amounts to northern hotels and groceries can find a market for that syrup, pro perly branded and guaranteed, at fine prices, this informa tion can be turned over to tne farmers. Standardization of the product and guarantees of quality can be insisted : upon from the syrup makers. "If by much actual co-operation as this you can stimu late your community to a greater output of better quality products that bring in greater returns, town and country because the community needtni them; that they are made alike will prosper. Every mans business is interlinked up of the people of the community, and are only communi-; with the business of other people, and in the case of the ty centers. The people of these community centers are ' town community centers their prosperity is measured by BUSINESS IIEIf OF TOWH AND "Get acquainted with your neighbor, you might like him," is the slogan now being adopted in some parts of Mississippi where the town and country around it are recognizing themselves as one community with interests' in common. Towns and rural districts understand better than formerly that they prosper at the same time from the same causes. Many towns are-recognizing that they grew up endeavoring to be of greater service to the rest of the community. They are askiug'the question of how we can best serve the community interests. In a recent address to one of these community welfare meetings T. J. Brooks of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College suggested some practical lines along which this work might be carried out. Among other pro jects he mentioned the following; "If the town will buy a good registered bull and give him to the farmers who sign an agreement to keep him and use him for a given length of time, the community is encouraged to raise better live stock. Let the town not only help in raising better live stock, however, but help find markets for this live stock, in order that the community can get full value for all produces. that of the surrounding country." BLACK SHOOTS HIS EMPLOYER VICTIM AT DEATH'S DOOR Oakland, Miss., Nov. 15. Reprimanded by his em ployer, D. G. Irby, at refusal to water the stock and other ugly actions, Tom McCaskill, 18-yesr-old negro youth, placed a pistol directly in the abdomen of his employer and fired. The negro then started to run and fired a second seot which took effect in Mr: Irby's hip. Although il fatally wounded, the planter succeeded in drawing his own weapon and fired at the form of the fleeing negro. which are ex the stand of entente allies WAR NEWS AT A GLANCE The near east still is the center of greatest interest in the world war. Conferences are in progress in Athens between Deny Cochin, a member of the French cabinet, and the ministers of Great Britian and France and the Greek officials. Earl Kitchener, the British secretary of war, is close at hand on one of the islands in the Aegean Sea, and it is thought probable he will join in the conversations, pected to determine finally what will be Greece toward the entente allies or of the toward Greece. Rumors have been current that the Greek government may request the allied troops to leave the Greek territory. There is a report of antidynastic - demonstrations at Patrias, a stronghold of ex-Permier Venizelos, who held a majority in the last chamber. The Austro-Germans and Bulgarians in the north again have bent southward and westward the lines and have taken additional positions and captured men and guns, while a late dispatch says the Servians have been compelled to retreat from the Babuna Pass in the south. The French and Bulgarians have been fighting fierce lg along the Cyrna River, and the French commander, Gen. Sarrail, is authority for the statement that 30,000 Bulgarians were repulsed. A report from Berne, SWiterland, says the Field Mar seal Von Hindenburg has left the eastern for the western front. Fighting is in progress in the Doberdo actor of the Austro-Italjan line. The Italians on Monte San Michele several times have entered the Austre-Hungarian posi tions, according to Vienna, but have been almost complete lo ejected. "If your town in the fine syrup districts of Mississippi; Alarm soon spread and a posse at a late honr tonight it may advertise that all who are interested in the market- j was still jn pursuit of tne unruly black. Bloodhounds ing of syrup are invited to meet at a certain time and ; were sent from Memphis. Summary justice is almost cer place to consider the problem of how to fin.1 the beu mar-'tain m tne eveut of the black's capture, kets. It can be announced that a Burea l of Information : r. Irby will be taken to Memphis on the early morn has been organized for the purpose of gathering inform, i- mg Illinois Central train, in case life has not ebbed out tion on the subject and that this Bure i i is at tne service Dy tnen His wound is so serious that it is doubtful that f the syrup growers free. A man can !e uetniled to in- ne survive the trip. Mr. Irby is a prominent planter vestigate the marketing of this product and to be at the of this section and has never previously had any trouble meeting with facts gathered. He Can state to the growers with any of his negro employes. Save Money FEDERAL BANK EARNINGS. Washington, Nov. 16. The 12 federal reserve banks earned $211,954 during the month of October, while their expenses were $135,017, according to a statement issued today by the federal reserve board. The earnings were about $2,000 greater than any previous month. Only one bank St. Louis failed to show an excess of earnings over expenses, although the Philadelphia bank had a surplus of only $77!35 for the month. The figures for southern banks are: Richmond earnings, $25,872; expenses, $10,133. Atlanta earnings, $22,621; expenses $11,615. Dallas earnings $25,642; expenses, $8,870. To Our Customers:- Modern business requires modern methods, and this store is determin ed to move forward with the most progressive. We solicit a share of your patronage and promise you good goods, low prices and courteous treatment. We are pushing for business and we need your assistance. YOU NEED THE GOODS; WE NEED YOUR TRADE. WHEN WE BUY FOR CASH WE GET A DISCOUNT - WHY NOT YOU? - For each Cash Purchase at our store a receipt will be given. All Cash Receipts are Valuable. SAVE THEM. They can be redeemed any time for merchandise at 5 per cent, of the amount printed on the receipts. These receipts are issued by a mechanical cashier of the most approved de sign which was recently built to our express order by the National Cash Register Company. Banks pay you 4 ir cent, interest on money you save. We pay you 5 per (frit, on money you spend. THE DIXIE BARGAIN HOUSE Kieban & riatz, Proprietors Houston, - Mississippi A USEFUL CITIZEN We wish to call our farmer read ers attention to Bro. Thornton's article on the editorial pa;4e of The Hummer on the pink-worm and weevils in corn and peas. From all over the county you hear coin plaints of the worms destroying the corn, and we think that this is the cheapest and easiest method of destroying this pest. Bro. Thornton has done and is doing one of the greatest things for the farming class than any man that we know of in the state. He is devoting his time and experience to the uplift of the farmers, free of cost, giving to them valuable in formation on growing the best crops, then saving that crop after it is made, his advice has always proved to be good for he deals with local conditions alone. He is always ready and willing to help the young farmer in his efforts to start "farm ! ing right;" giving him information 1 that will be of great benefit to him ' in the future. Years ago he began ! to preach "less cotton" and more ' corn, hay, peas, potatoes, vegetables I hogs and cattle, etc. "Raise what you eat at home," is his sloi'.au. j A few years ago he organized a j county fair association, for tht farmer, and Houston has .vcr m jthe hiflji y of the o'n had such crowds as was here to attend the ! first three days of the fair. People were interested avA showed their appreciation by brining tl eir stock, corn etc. For reawn of his own he resigned as president oi the asso ciation and commenced thru the columns of the local paper to give to the farmer his great store of in , formation, people are be'nning to realize the value of this information and look for it Bro. Thornton not only helps the farmer, but gives his serves to the upbuild of con munity, .churches, schools nd morals of the county. We couldn't do with out you Bro. Thornton, may your life be a long useful one to the peo , pie who love vou fur your efforts in the upbuild of. the county.