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y, . ' . - T7- . ... " y ( . ' 1 V r r Tfoe Gives the News Without Bias; Everything, Every Time. Volume 4 HOLD FOR 25 CENTS RANSDELL CPMATAD fr . LO-OPERATE TO . KEEP UP PRICE OF CROP , --,; Wer'My;In(mmand----,W? Planters Shottld Sieze On- :portunity,5aysI:avvmaker "" Washington; 'Sept 2'2-Cot-ton raisers of jhe south'wer.e urged by Senator Ransdell of Louisiana, in a speech to day in the senate, to hold out for "fair and legitimate" prices and not to sell for less thai? 25 cents a pound. Pres ent prices, he declared, are absolutely unwarranted, caused largely by a rush of offerings because of the em bargo. Statistics were presented bynhe Louisiana senator in support of the . contention that the actual purchasing power of cotton is much low er than of other products which have advanced in price. lie also "declared the south was 'never in better position to hold its cotton. Urges Co opsration in South "My advice,". he said, "is jiTi ..' ' ' , . . ' I I ' '- . i Special' Announceinent f h 0 Have booked the greatest shows in the United States for the new dates Johnny J. Jones Carnival Company now playing Tri-State Fair at Memphis, Tenn. You will be royally entertained, and and Best Associated Counties Fair Splendid Good YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO Lov Rates on all Railroads . .... ' .; . . . UGtOP 1 HE' HUMMER for the cotton growers, commission merchants f tt 1 r . . . ... 1 the! and j the 1)i1nkers the Southern work together in order to secure a fair and .legitimate " '--" nil.. Ull price for cotton. They should! "P-ieir minds that, to-TseII-;t;ottou at the present time far. less than 25 cents per pound would be an un necessary sacrifice. They should, without excitement, or flare of trumpets, or un lawful combinations to re- strain trade, each am everv i . , ... ' a',vciy; market and eagerness to sell one in his own way, do his ' n - f.i i ,.tt . . , - on the part of the producer, hit towards seeing that the c , . , . ccuii, uidi me My nnn conviction is that it Sou h is not robbed of at was caused b a rush of cot. eas $25 per bale on its cot- ton t0 the market and wi. ton by selling at 20 cents-ingne8 on the t of the a col losal sum amounting injproducer t0 t any ice the aggregate to $312,500,000. ! J,fferedi rogardl js of tnePrea, inetarmee can aid bv i r i- a .r. .... y i value of his product. This storing his cotton at home course is suisida, in thc ex. when ,t is gained, or. n ware- treme aildshmil(1 be houses like the great stor-j d at cigc vvtiiciiuuse ju iew ur-; leans, hysh'.pping it slowly in small quantities, and by refusing positively- to sell ! unless a satisfactory price is ' offered. He should not seek ; buyers. The old way was ! for the buyer to fix the m ice I but the seller should, do sola with.this crop Lee County Fair Dates Changed to tobar 2- Live Stock Racing Program Houston, Miss., "Merchant Can Assist." "The merchant who has ,, ,J . , inauc auvuiiucs uu euuuil can assist by extending pay ments of the debts due him. either wholly or partially; by aiding the grower to. bor row 75 per' cent of the value of his cotton, estimated at 25 cents pef pound; and by councelling the producer to stand firm in demanding a just price, f 1 "The recent dron in the ; price was caused in my opin- ; v. . . . , . u c ...... . . i .. Grower ia Command. i he cotton grower is. in command ef the situation, The world is bound to have our cotto'n. :-It cannot exist without the. cotton of our Southern states. We are in position .to dictate our own I terms and force compliance fr' see the Biggest in the State. Show 1 .,,..... MISS IT I September 28, 1917. therewith. I would not nn der any circumstances advise asking more than the fair valife of our commodity, .but I again insist that we must have a reasonable price, and in rixing that price the cost of other farm commodities, of manufactured goods of all kinds, of labor and of every thing that enters int the lifc of the Southern cotton grower, must be considered so the cotton may be placed on terms of parity with everything else. "The people of the South were never so independent and so well able to hold tldr cotton as now." Mississippi Salons Look For Fight On Revenue Laws. Siiiier Members To Sit In Session Despite Ruling. Jackson, Sept. 22. Legis tors from the rural districts here for the special session are expressing the hope that the session will be" exceed ingly brief, but few of them b-lieve the session will be snort. The nrevailinii notion ir- that ihe nssemhlv is like ly, to break up in regular fikt-rtiy oat fight, insofar s rn ("me and assessment .aVion Ls concerned. i-., if as can be learned, V v.Ttiori will be raised - I V oldier-members sitting ';V!ie. session, despite ne ruling of the- attornev- gMieral that under Section W of the constitution mem hers who have accepted commissions in the Federal National Guard are no long er eligible to hold legislative n'iiee. . If the point is raised it is going to call forth some strong remarks from the men who are wearing the uniform of Uncle Sam, and whom the governor has requested to continue in office despite the apparent constitutional dis qualification. It is stated that the bill revising the assessment laws, as suggested by the state board of equalization, has already been drawn and will be ready fur placing on the calendar on the first day of thesession. County Agent For Negroes. Cxysta-l .Springs. Seat 22r - BeirGnsler.'prosrje'rous farm er for 20 years in this sec tion, has been appointed county agent among negrues to interest them in food con: servation, diversified farm ing and dairying. Tacky Party. Ou Friday night, October 5th at the home of Mr and Mrs Claud Hightower, a tacky party will be given for the beneflt of fIie Red Cross, A prize will be given to the,, tackiest person. Admission 25 and J5 cents. Everybody invit ed to come dressed, tacky.5 Remember the club here October 2(th.v- Show RESOLUTIONS ADOPT ED BY THE PRO GRESSIVE LEAGUE On the call of the Vice President, Col. A J Dornan, t h e Houston Progressive League met at the court house on .the evening of Sept 26th for the purpose of . dis cussing a few matters of vi tal importance to the town of Houston and community, and after a few informal dis cussions, the meeting was called to' order by the Chair man, and after which Mr Jeff Busby was called upon to state the object of the meet ing, and which he did in a very creditable manner, and in so doing presented to the League several matters of importance for discussion and action, and among which was the subject of the neces sity of some sort of concert ed action and cooperation among the members of the Progressive League and the citizens of the Town of Hous ton and the surrounding community in the way of en couragement to our Real Es tate dealers who are spend ing much of their time and of their means in order to in duce and attract more peo- e into our midst. MrHamp ones of the Houston Real iistate Co., followed in order ' ... ' . e nu ohered some vet y valu able suggestions as to what hrs company was doing and as to what they were striv ing to do, not only for their own personal interest, but for the town of Houston and the community as well: Next we heard from Judge Roane on the same subject, and in a very interesting manner, staling the benefits and possibilities of coopera tion, and the necessity of boosting instead of knocking. Next to be heard from was Rev R L Gillon in his earn est and sincere appeal to the people of Houston to put their shoulders to the wheel for the purpose of enforcing any improvement and prog ress which the town and community may see to its interest and develogment. It was then moved and seconded that the chairman appoint a committee to draft resolutions for publication' arid 1 that' ' said resolutions should be spread upon the minutes of the Houston Pro gressive League. The fol lowing committee was ap pointed: Hon Jeff Busby, Dr E P Wilson and Rev R L Gillon. Resolutions were then read and adopted. Whereas. The Houston Pro gressive League looking at land working toward the best interest ol Houston and the community at large, and Whereas. To consumate these efforts it was found that a progressive real estate firm was'Ifidespensible, and y W hejrhe Houston Advertising Medium Par Excellence. Your ad Here Brings Business. Number 19 Progressive League, wrote and invited and repeatedly solicited Mr Hamp Jones, then of Vardaman, Miss., to come and enter upon this work, and Whereas In response to the said solicitations Mr Jones came, opened up a real estate office, andehgage ashis partner Mr F M Blanks, and Whereas: At their own expense they have brought a number of good citizensin to our county as prospective land purchasers, and Whereas. Recent inter ferences have come on the part of some of our citizens with their said customers preventing certain sales, which injured the prospec tive purchaser, the Real Es tate Company, and the com munity at large Be It Resolved. - That the Houston Progressive League hereby condemns any such act or interference on the part of any one regardless of whether such acts be done unthoughtedly, wilfully or otherwise. Be It Resolved Further. That we re-assure Mr Jones and his colleagues of our nearty support and co-operation by word and deed in any way whatsoever for the best interest of the commun ityTfit large. Mr J M Griffin, another one oi Houston s rta p.itai "ti on, and responded in a very interesting manner. Whereas the efficient vice president of the Houston Progressive League has an nounced his intention ofmov i n g from Houston in a few days; and whereas he has always taken an interest in all public questions and has stood .for everything which has meant the progress and uplift of the community and its affairs and has expressed himself "that although he witl be abseut'from our midst, he will continue to take an in terest in Houston and its af fairs; therefore be it Resolved, that we do here by extend to Mr A J Dorman " our heartfelt thauks for his services and efforts in behalf of the Leageue and the com munity in general and our sincerest regrets to lose his personal presence from a- rrrong us. ,V. - That a copy of these reso-, lutions be spread on the minutes of the League and a copy be furnished the pa pers for publication. A Personal Opinion We publish the following letter in order to show the high esteem in which Mr Jones is held by his home people and it also shows what we may expect of him in this community: ' Martin, Tenn , Sept. 15. Mr Hamp Jones, Dear Hamp:- (Continued on Inside Page)