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Entered at the Postoffice at Oxford, Miss., as second-class matter. 6EORGE W, PRICE, Editor andl’ub. Published Every Thursday Lafayette County Press and Oxford Eagle consolidated August 24, 1915; absorbed The Independent July 1, 1918 Official Organ Lafayette County and _ City of Oxford. Foreign Advertising Representative THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION I All obituary notices and cards of thanks are charged for at the rate of one cefit per word, and must be paid in advance in all cases. Sample Copies 5 Cents Eech—None Free.. Advertising rates, 33 1-3 Cents per Inch for display; 1 cent per word for classified but no classified ad taken for less than 25 cents; 10 cents per line for readers. Oxford Eagle Subsriptioon Rates. One year, in advance.$2.00 Six months, in advance. 1.00 Three months, in advance.50 Outside U. S. one year. 2.50 Subscriptions Are Payable in Advance _in All Cases. No free copies; no papers sent on credit to anyone. HARDING AND THE SOUTH. President Harding handed the South a broad-sider when he gave out the public statement that the cotton belt was diseaseridden and faminestricken ed and directed a prompt investigation by the Health Department and the Red Cross. So deeply was he concern ed about the "pore-south” that he of fered all the powerful machinery of the government to go as first aid to the suffering, paupers. We’d like to know where he got his "dope” and wnat ne had in mind in making such an un-founded statement. We are not starving by any manner of means. We have corn in the crib, meat in the smoke-house, ’lasses in the cellar, butter milk in the spring house, yel low-legged chickens in the yard, water melons piled up in the shade, tomatoes on the bush, beans on the vine, bald headed cabbage laughing down the rows, and green com on the cob. We have cantelopes by the thousands, and mush melons a yard long, we have beef, mutton and kid, and sweet pota toes spooning with each other for more room in the hill, and the doctors all getting poor because their pills are un-popular with well folks. Oh no Bra. Harding can’t put that on us. We’ve got plenty to eat and we are well enough to eat it. We may not be as well dressed as we’d like to be but our merchants have got stacks and piles of good stuff ready for us when we get the rino to land the deal. We’ve got cotton for all the world, hogs to sell and cattle to ship and lum ber to let. We’ve got the best pros pect for com that we have ever had and a good cotton crop in the making. The thing we are short on at this present writing is cash—old gold, jingling silver and rustling green back. If Mr. Harding wants to help the South we’d like a little reduction in taxes first of all. We’d like to have railroad freight rates cut down at least one-third. We’d like for the federal reserve bank, or some other wall street institution, to loan us some . i j f • a._a. j clL ct IUW IclLC Ui liltcxcau "cu like to have a market for our cotton and other sui-plus products of the farm so we could get some money to pay our taxes and buy us some clothes and lemonade. We’d like to have a market for uor cattle and our hogs and our lumber so that we could sell them for more than enough to pay the freight on the shipments. We’d like to have a tariff law that would not - rob the farmers in the interest of the manufacturers. We’d like to find a good patriot who would buy our liber ty bonds at face value. We’d like to have a little bonus for our soldier boys so that they might get back on their feet and stait over where they lift off when they laid their lives upon the altar of their counti;y_that the stars and sti’ipes might wave beyond the Rhine. We just merely suggest these things to Bro. Harding so that if his investi gation finds us up and about he can still prove his friendship to the South by giving his attention to some of these pressing needs. RIPLEY SENTINEL. Brother Anderson, we heartily in dorse your sentimexits so far as our needs ax-e concerned, but we do njt agree with you on the “soldier bonus” need. You were doing fine with your editorial until you insexted “We’d like to have a little bonus for our soldier boys.” Right here you show incon sistancy; in as much ‘as you are ask ing for a i*eduction in taxes. We car. x ot reduce taxes so long as we con tinue to make appropriations. We agx-ee with Mr. Harding when he says “this country is not in condition to I consider the bonus measure yet.” Itj would mean bankruptcy to our people. What we most need now is a reduction of taxes, both Government, State and municipal. The high rate of taxes isj destroying all incentive to pi-oduce,' hence the millions of unemployed men and women of our country today.1 Re duce taxes, change the income tax law, * so as to incourage production, and, naturally, consumption will start on the increase. We have plenty to live on in the South; the things we need most is re duction in taxes, markets for what we produce and a campaign to advertise the South as the “garden spot of the earth.” A POTATO CURING HOUSE NEEDED. The Farm Bureau is making an ef fort to interest the farmers and merch ants of Oxford and community to the extent of building a sweet potato cur ing house. It is an assured fact that at least 10,000 bushels of potatoes will ~vbe available to market this fall find win ter. Unless a curing house is built these potatoes will be thrown on the market at about 25 cents per bushel, and those who cannot sell will sustain a great loss by rot. Potatoes placed in a curing dmuse can be kept until the market justifies i selling. This is a matter which con cerns every merchant and business man of Oxford as well as the farmers of the county. It is a matter that should have immediate attention, be cause a loss sustained by the farn er means a loss to the merchant. By all means, let us get together next Wednesday and make some ar rangements by which the farmers can have the benefit‘of a curing house. With the curing house every bushel of potatoes means a dollar or more for the farmer; without is, every bushel means about 25 cents, and many bushels will be lost by rot. ■■ ■ — ■ ■ ■— NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Tula Con solidated School District of Lafayette County, Mississippi, will receive sealed bids to be filed in the office of the County Superintendant of Education of said County up until noon the 26th, day of August 1921, for the construc tion of a school building at Tula in said District according to plans and specifications now on file in the office of said Superintendant of Education. The Trustees reserve the right to re ject any and all bids and let the con tract or contracts at public outcry and if no satisfactory bid is then received the Board reserves the right to again reject all bids and re-advertise for bids. 'Bids will be considered for the work as a whole, that is to the contractor to furnish all material and labor and complete the work according to plans and specifications, and bids will also be considered for the furnishing of all material, or any part thereof delivered on the building site at Tula, and seper ate bids will be considered for furnish ing all labor and completing the con struction according to said plans and specifications. All bidders are requir ed to deposit with their bids a bidders bond or certified .check for not less than five per cent of the amount of the bid submitted as a guarantee of good faith in the execution of a con tract and bond in case the bid is ac cepted. Witness the signatures of the Trus tees, of said District, this the 4th., day of August, 1921. W. T. DAVIS W. B. WHITE MADDEN GRIMES Aug. 4-11-18-25. NOTICE. Sale of Real Property Pursuant to the provisions of a Deed of Trust to me, executed as Tiustee by R. F. Wallace and his wife, Lucv L. Wallace in favor of the Guaranty Bank & Trust Company to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned, which is recorded in deed Book (73) seventy-three, page 501 in the Chancery Clerk’s office of the County of Lafayette and the State of Mississippi, I will at the request of the beneficary in said Deed of Trust pro ceed to sell for CASH, to the highest bidder, within lawful hours, in front of the South door of the Com"; House in Oxford, Miss., on the 22nd nay of August, 1921, the following described property, lying and* being in the County of Lafayette, and the State of Mississippi, to-wit: The North-east quarter 0f section 3, township 9, range 2 west except 19 acres sold to J. H. Anderson in the south-west corner of said quarter. I will also sell at same time and place a fraction of land in the South east quarter of section 3, township 9, range2 west containing 32 and t4 acres purchased by R. F. Wallace from W. M. Gibson on October 29th. 1919, and for better description of last mentioned parcel reference is made to said deed of W. M. Gibson to R. F. Wallace bearing date aforesaid viz. Oct. 29, 1919. This last parcel being included in deed of trust above mentioned. The title to the above property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. _ Witness my signature this the 2oth, aay oi jui.v J. S.DOUGLAS, Trustee. July 28, Aug. 4-11-18. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration of the Estate of John Ford, Deceased, have been issued on the 24th day of June 1921, to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Lafayette County, Mississippi, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of .said Court within six months or the same will be forever barred. Executed this the 27th., day of July 1921. „ C. A. FORD, Administratrix. JOHN FALKNER JR. ' Sols, for Administratrix. July 28, Aug. 4-11-18. There is no law to prohibit the ight to prohibit prohibition. , Forty years of constant use is the jest proof of the effectiveness of White’s Cream Vermifuge for ex jelling worms in children or adults. Price, '86c Sold by A. H. Kendel.— Advertisement When there is hard work to do in hot weather Prickly Ash Bitters proves its worth as a stomach, liver and bowel puVifier. Men who use it stand the heat better and are less fatigued at night. Price, $1.25 per bottle. Sold by R* R« .Chilton & Co. —Advertisement, \ j _ « When you feel lazy, out of sorts f and yawn a good deal in the day time, you need Herbine to stimulate your iiver, tone up your stomach and pr ify your bowels. Price, 60c. Sold by A. H. Kendel.—Advertisement. One hundred thousand people are to join in singing at Chicago’s page ant of progress. Fortunately we are some mifes removed. v * ■ v . < '7 _ V " ' " I j ■* ?*<; *- # Illinois Central System Betters Service “ '.*''• ’ * i by Co-operating With Public . -" ^; “ - i * This js the twelfth in a series of moftthly public statements which the Illinois Central System is making through the newspapers on its lines. Each preceding state ment has treated of some railway problem of current importance, setting forth infor mation which we believe the public should have and inviting constructive criticism and suggestions. Our aim has bten to bring about closer co-operation with the public in such a way as to be reflected in thej constant betterment o fthe service rendered by the Illinois Central System. Our program was begun September, 1, 1920—the day the railroads resumed opera tion under their own financial responsibilities. The results we have obtained convince us that the plan we have followed has been worth while. We believe that we and our patrons have received, through the better understanding which has . been brought about between us, full value for our efforts in newspaper advertising. Consequently we hold it to be our duty to continue to play our part in disseminating information that will give the public a more adequate idea of the probwhichlems which railway management face— which also are the public's problems. We have decided therefore to continue our pro gram another twelve months. Railway management is the trustee of a vast investment in the railroads, an in vestment fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commission for rate-making purposes at $18,900,000,000, but in reality greater than that, for upon the satisfactory administra tion of railway properties depends the future welfare not only for the railway properties themselves but also of all the manifold activities of our entire national business life. i - Don# slick wi#h die prunes —. MY DAD’S favorite yarn. YOU HEAR Of a emoke. • • • * * * WAS THE one about. OR READ about a emoke. * # # # # * THE OLD storekeeper. THAT REALLY does more. * * # * * * WHO WAS playing checkers. THAN PLEASE the taste.* IN THE back of the store. THERE ARE no hooks on you. AMONG THE coal oil. THERE’S NO law against. # » # * * ♦ AND THE prunes. YOUR STEPPING up. WHEN THE sheriff. WITH THE other live ones. . • • • * * * WHO HAD just jumped hia king. AND SAYING^right out. WAITIN' OUT front.” "GIMME A pack of. ^ AND SI said “Sh-h-h! THOSE CIGARETTES. IF YOU’LL keep quiet. THAT SATJS^Y" * * # MEBBE HE’LL go away.” _ * * * > •' ■ ’ NOW HERE’S the big idea x/OU’LL say you never tasted T * *. * such flavor, such mild but WHEN A good thing. full-bodied tobacco goodness. uibbehb a■ You’re right, too. because they i....... NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS. f To the Tax Payers of Lafayette* County, State of Mississippi: * You will please take notice th thi assessments of real a'iJ persona! property on the rolls for 1921 have I been changed and corrected by this * Board so as to comply with the laws |g of this State, and that said revised M rolls are now open for your examina P| tion, and that any objections to any Pi assessments contained in said revised l| rolls must be made in writing and Pj filed with the Clerk of this Board on ■ or before the first Monday of August, ft 1921, at his office in the city of Ox- ■ ford, said county, and that any or all j assessment to which no objection ft is then-and there made, will be final, ft THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS S OF SAID COUNTY. By W. M. Woodward, Clerk of said * Board. July21-3times. I PROFESSIONAL CARDS | L. E. OLDHAM, , ATTORNEY AT LAW Offices Over Rowland Drug Co. OXFORD, MISS. I F. M. HEARD, f NOTARY PUBLIC OXFORD, MISS- | HARRY M. BRYAN f m ATTORNEY AT LAW Southeast Corner of Square TAYLOR H. McELROY ATTORNEY AT LAW Office Over Beanland’s Tailor Shop | OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI I H. T. SMITH FULTON BELL\ SMITH & BELL LAWYERS Offices over Rowland’s Drug Store. 1 OXFORD, MISS. I CLASSFIED % FOR SALE—Five room house, twe J fire places, two flues, hall, porches, I garden, barns, garage, yard wired in, * on Pontatoc street, Oxford, Miss. July 21-4 tp. ALM \ BATES. | FOR SALE—Hose, Lot and about 20 I acres of land, in Taylor, Miss., if 2 interested, see or write G. W. SMITH, | jn care I. C. R. R. Hernando, Miss. LOST DOG—Estrayed from the La- • fayette County Agricultural High 1 School on the night of July 24, one ; liver and white pointer, answers to 1 the name of Dick, about twelve months old. Will appreciate any in- yi formation leading to his recovery. ■ S. S. Johnson, Route 5, Oxford, Tele- I phone 3104. (Aug.l-2tp.) WANTED—To rent two or three housekeeping rooms, close in, furnish-B ed or partly furnished, apply B 24 2 Eagle office, at once. tf. ® FOR SALE—77 acres land, one mile® west of Argicultural High School,® at College Hill—also one Fairbanks* Morse engine, 15 H. P. $200.00. A. J H. McAULEY. (4-5. pd.) ® FOR SALE.—One good buggy and J saddle horse, also buggy, harness and ® saddle. Cheap for Cash. H. E. M MOORE. Aug. 4p fl U. S. L. BATTERY STATION—Old M Batteries made new. Dead cells over hauled making your battery good, j Saves buying new oattery. Batteries J recharged. Give us a trial. Quick service. Battery Service Station, || Holly Springs, Miss. Nov. 18-tf. ® For Men. When your brain is dull and you 2 cannot hold your own in a test of ® wit among your fellows, it means your M liver is torpid and your stomach and I bowels are full of bilious impurities, j To brighten up your mental faculties j and make you feci right, Prickly Ash j Bitters is the remedy you need. 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