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Entered at the Postoffice at Oxford, Miss., as second-class matter. fcfeOKGE W. PRICE, Editor and Pub *“ Published Every Thursday Lafayette County Press and Oxford Eagle consolidated August 24, 1915; absorbed The Independent July 1, I91e Official Organ Lafayette County and __City of Oxford._ I Foreign Advertising Representative 1 THE AMERIC AN PRESS ASSOCIATION nr obituary notices and cards oi thanks are charged for at the rate oj ■ne cent per word, and must be paid in advance in all cases.__ Sample Copies 5 Cents Eecb—Non* _ Free. __ Advertising rates, 33 1-3 Cents pet Inch for display; 1 cent per word foi classified but no classified ad taken for less than 25 cents; 10 cents per line for readers._. Oxford Eagle Subsriptioon Hates. .Jne year, in advance.*2.wC ilx months, in advance. 1-00 Three months, in advance. .50 Outside U. S. one year.... 2.50 Subscriptions Are Payable in Advance _ in AH Cases.__ No free copies; no papers sent on credit to anyone.__ Telephone 108 ANNOUNCEMENTS. The Eagle is authorized to an nounce A. C. Anderson of Ripley, as candidate for Congress from the Second Congressional District of Mississippi, subject to the action of the De?nocratic primary election. We are authorized to announce HON. B. G. LOWREY as candidate for re-election to Con gress from the Second Mississippi District, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries. BOND ISSUE DEFEATED. The defeat of the proposed bond issue last Saturday at the polls, when about 325 citizens of Oxford voted either for or against the propo sition to issue $60,000 of city school bonds, is significant. It does not re flect any sentiment against educa tion, none in the least, but it does reflect the determination of the peo ple of Oxford to hold down taxes, which is a healthy sentiment. TV.O has come when taxation mi be reduced. The candidate for an office who agitates the steady inc ease of taxation, either municipal, county or state, in the future will fir 1 rough sailing. Tt is true that our schoo1 building is not adequate to our needs in every reject, at the same time we have a very creditable building, and with the additions which can and will be m; de at very small expense, we see no reason why our educational ad va.stages should be classed lower thi'sv any other city the size of Ox ford. The present term, under the effi cies t and capable principal, Prof. Rainwater, has been most successful and satisfactory. Oxford people have the best interest of their chil dren at heart, and at* the same time they have an eye-single to the in terest of the citizens. If we want Oxford to grow w6 must cut down and keep down high taxes. When our taxpaying popula tion will warrant a large and costly school building it will be a very easy matter to get it. But let’s get the people, first. MAYOR FOR OXFORD. The time has now arrived for our people to select a man to serve the city as mayor. The administration will change hands on Jan. 1, and the system will also change, from a Commission Form to Mayor and Aldermatic form of government. A comlete set of officials will have to be elected, and a petition is now in order for a primary to select these officials. Other towns and cities throughout the state, except those of the com mission form :of government, have announced their candidates. W e be | lieve that a Democratic primary should be held to determine the nomi nee of the city officials, and that the primary should be ordered at an early date. We are opposed to factional ism in our city politics, but believe that a white Democratic primary should be held to decide on the nomi k> nations of those who will rule the destinies of Oxford for the next few ft years. Let us have a free and open pri mary, and all who wish to serve the city announce their wishes anc H then let the people vote for theii 1 1 choice. __ TULA. I - We are having much rain anc if the farmers are getting behind witl work but hope .the rain won’t con S tinue very much longer. Quite a crowd from Tula went over to New Prospects Sunday evening and enjoyed the nice program, anc also Brother Williams’ good singing I Had a good quarterly meeting Saturday and Sunday, large crowc and a good dinner on the ground and three fine sermons by the elder. Brother Williams, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Cerlie', Mr. Lamb and Mr. Molone of Paris, Miss., came home with the Tula people Sunday from New Pros pects and sang for us Sunday nignt, which every body enjoyed. The church was filled with people. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grammer and family spent Saturday and Sunday with their parents, Mrs. Carr, j Miss Annie Franklin spent the night with Miss Velma Cole Saturday [ night and also went with her Sunday , to New Prospects. Mr. Van Oswalt and family from Cornish, Miss., came over Sunday for service. Mr. Cole Carr and Afton Davis went to Toccopola Friday night to the play and said it was fine. We are expecting to go to Yellow Leaf Sunday evening to singing if it doesn’t keep raining. Little Madyleen Cole has been hav ing the chills. Hope she will soon b< well. “BLUE EYES.” Many foreign countries are clam oring for Tanlac. Its fame is world wide. Rowland Drug Company,— Advertisement. Fashionable women of London no\ ! are taking henna baths in order t ! have an olive connexion. L iashioi | should decree a skin of black th deras no doubt would buy hug quantities of ink or shoe polish. The governor of Oklahoma say the prohibition law is a dis ul fail | ure. We can’t agree thoroughly 01 j the “failure” part but there's n question about the “dismal.” The Eagle—$2 a year \y '. I; . * WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? Is Democracy a term used to express a desire, or a wish o: a certain class of politicians of the State? ’ Is Democracy a cloak for certain foul-mouthed, indecent vulgar people and publications of the St^te? To practice Democracy, is it necessary that you cuss, dfs cuss, abuse, condemn, insult, defame the character of the Gov trnor and all who voted to make him Governor? Is Democracy a term used to mean “a country for the few ruled and governed by the few.”? Does it mean to “fumigate the Governor’s Chair?” Is that Democracy? Since women have been handed the ballot there are a cer tain class of men who are passing the “buck” to the women with a request to “save us.” Realizing that they were so mis erably in the minority, they are now kneeling at the feet of th< “angels,” so to speak, praying for aid and succor—the womei intuitively possess that same religious or political proclevitie: as man; they are either Demorcratic, or they are not. Women intuitively possess that same religious or politica proclevities as man; they are either Democratic, or by virtue 01 their elevated (either real or imaginary) position in life, Demo crats, minus Democratic principles. They claim the name De mocracy but practice anything else but Democracy. The majority of the people of Mississippi elected Lee M Russell to the office he now holds. Then this high positior should not be slaughtered and slandered and the name of the Governor and his family disgraced by associating his name with all kinds of low’ down characters and accusing him of crimes that they themselves know he is not guilty of. It is an outrage on decency much less Democracy. There are a few newspapers in Mississippi that are guilty ^ r JL, M a iv» a a I A11V* C+q+q Thou havo lispr] UI Uiogl (IVUig VUV lUli **«.w**\- VA ^ *'v* vw> -«/ glaring streamers and headlines which were misleading and in some cases were inappropriate to the story, for no other pur pose than to poison the minds of the people against their Gover nor, a man they should honor and uphold. What do the people of other states think of Mississippi -J What could they think when they see these glaring and mislead ing headlines appearing in our own state papers? Instead ol trying to build up the state, the so-called Democratic papers are trying to wreck and ruin the state—and they have succeeded in keeping hundreds and thousands of people from locating within our bounds. Suppose you have a church, and its principal members, a few of them, are demeaning the pastor in every imaginable way, what could be hoped from that church? Suppose, for instance, you have a college of learning, and a few of the members of the faculty and student body com mences to bemean, cuss and try to disgrace the head of that in ofyution, what good can you hope for from that institution ? It is just the same with your State. The same principle is appli cable to a family. The people should pull together and strive to uphold the fair name of the State, rather than try to pull it down and wreck the ship of state. What is Democracy? This would be an appropriate subject for every pastor in the State to preach on at an early date. It is an appropriate subject for debating societies and clubs just now. We should like to know the many definitions the word Democracy implies. Pnf /^Vl 11 QpH cfjl qvp rloselv allied in the state of Mississippi that it is pretty hard to distinguish which is ruling —the Church or the State. Some people believe that it is the correct idea to legislate religion into man, while on the othei hand we have some preachers and some church members who believe that their creed or church should dictate the politics of the people and that anything outside of their way of thinking is religious and political suicide. President Wilson’s idea was to shoot Democracy into Ger many. The same idea came very near prevailing in China when the Boxers chose to defend their religion against intruders. Oui people have been purified and made whole by the passage by Congress of the Volstead act. The nineteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States contemplates the purifica tion of the cesspool of the nation. Natural evolution has been sidetracked and the track so greased with false doctnne that nature has almost ceased to evolve. But what has that to do with Democracy, you ask. Democracy, like evolution, has been sidetracked and the meaning of the word has been lost sight of by the people Hai mony has been disturbed by discordant bombs thrown into t camps by unscrupulous newspapers and religmus teachexs. W. should stop, locate ourselves and find the definition racy and then we should practice it, or tve should disown t name call ourselves anarchists, highjackers or something of the sort more appropriate to our political and religious Russell has made a good Governor, so far. Ht does not ta to blackmailers; he does not fall at the feet of the wise for coun sei or worship at the shrine of the money power. He is a Jetlei sonian Democrat, believing in a country for the people and lulec hv the people and for these reasons he is the most populai mai among themamrity of people in the State of Mississippi today the slanderers and defamers, notwithstanding._ r .- - - * t t * k L 5 I OMAR UP-TO-DATE. . A flock of buzz-saws underneath the bough, ’ A slide trombone, two saxophones, and thou, Beside me, playing on a kettle-drum, Ah, this fair world is wilderness enow • • • Ike Roberts says once there was a woman wrho said sfie would be ready in a minute and was ready in ex actly 59 seconds. * * • You can fill a man’s head full of learning, and even put up sideboards to hold it on; but if his heart is not in his work, he will ditch the whole dam outfit. V • * * # Silence is golden, especially when the tax assessor is around. * * * The King of Siam has twelve wives but who the .heck wants to be King of Siam ? . * * * THE ETERNAL TRIANGLE. A man and a maid in love. They get married and they live happily for one or two years. Then they drift apart as people sometimes have been known to do in the course of time. Wife feels neglected and husband sulks. It’s the psychological moment for a third party to appear and so complete this eternal triangle. * * • Why live with the shades eternally pulled down. Why not open the win dows of your soul, and see something worth living for, worth laugmng at, when a fellow lives like a daily fun- 1 eral its time to take a laughing pow-1 der, laugh like “all gol darn” * * * I The Oxford Pastor who preached i on modern women’s dress very ap propriately took his text from Reve lations. * * * SHOULD HAVE TO EAT IT. “I thought you had given up burnt wood art, dearie.” i ‘Ferdinand, how7 can you be so heart less! This is a pie!” • • • i To kill the gloom, and fill the room with things worth while—just smile * * * THE OLD “OF IT” CLUB Long & Short are in business in Federalsburg, Md. * * * The curfew tolls the knell of part ing day. The lowing herds wind slowly o’er the lea. The plowman homeward plods his weary way— But, honest kid, now what’s all that to me? * * * Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once. • • * • A GOOD EXAMPLE OF JUDI CIOUS CO-OPERATION. Two Oxford lawyers (it won’t do to tell their names) are joshing each | other and being joshed quite a bit by their friends over an incident that ,! occurred recently when one of them was asked to sit as a special judge in a “bootlegging” esse. The one who was temporarily wearing the . I judicial ermine was in doubt as to , | what penalty to fix in the case. He '! called up his fellow barrister and | said. “Say, John, I’ve got a boot ilegger here and didn’t know what to I give him.” “Well, about $10 a quart, and say, can you get a couple for ' me?” # * * ONE KISS A WEEK By Weare Holbrook ; “Just one kiss a week, 3 And she smiled as she said it. 1 “It’s wicked to seek 3 More than one kiss a week.” 3 Then she lifted her cheek And I used up my credit. “Just one kiss a week,” s But she smiled as she said it. * * * i An Oxford postoffice clerk says, ) Once upon a time there was a man who told his boss that he was being paid too much money for work , he was doing. It’s a moral disgrace to go about with a scowl on your face, when a smile can do so much good. * * * “What is your do^s liame ?” “Ginger.” “Does Ginger Bite?” “No. Ginger Snaps.” * * • Many a man has slipped on a wed ding ring. Slipped on it is right, gargles Harry Lundie. * • * “Judge, I’m down, and out.” “Maybe you’re down,” said the wise judge, “but you’re not out. Six months!” * * * Massachusetts man who speaks ten languages has just married a woman who speaks only seven, but we’ll bet on the lady. * * * SLICK SCHEME. “Our mamma is very kind to us. Every time we drink our codliver oil without crying we get a dime each.” “And what do you do with the money ?” “Mamma buys more oil with it.” * * * Lee Almond says, Most men like little women and little .women like most men. * * * Every thing comes to those who wait And the lazy man waits to greet it But success comes on with rapid gait To the fellow who goes to meet it. TODAY’S FIRESIDE PUZZLE If a young horse is a colt, a young cow a calf, a young sheep a lamb, could you call the young camel a camisole ? w * * Jessee Johnson, says, if men had the gift of second sight there would be fewer cases of love at first sight. * * * • NATURALLY. “My wife used to play the banjo beautifully.” “Now she picks on you, I suppose.” * * * “Be kind to animals week” should include motor car^, Duma Black, says, since a car now is the only pet many persons havje around the place. * * * AN EXCHANGE VENTS FORTH. as follows: Secretary Fall said, ‘Alaska alone could pay lor the war.’ “And the next day Harding announc ed he would go to Alaska next June.” * * • IN 1492 Sailor: “WE have just seen some orange peel and banana skins float ing on the starboard, sir.” Columbus: “Was there any chew’ ing gum?” Sailor: No, sir.” Columbus: “Then it must be the West Indies we’re coming to, and I’d hoped it was going to be America.” Cures Malaria, Chills, Fever, Bilious Fever, Colds and LaGrippe. PROFESSIONAL N J. L. SHINAULT Justice of the Peace. Office: Court House. l ob. 23- . t. JAS. STONE, OLDHAM, STONE & STONE, Attorneys-at-Law, Oxford and Charleston, Miss. F. M. HEARD, NOTARY PUBLIC OXFORD, MISS HARRY M. BRYAN ATTORNEY AT LAW Southeast Corner of Square DR. A. E. RUSSELL DENTIST. Res. Phone 312 Office No. 122 DR. W. B. McMAHON Dentist. Modem, Up-to-Date Sanitary Dentistry. Phones—Office 196. Residence 187. TAYLOR H. McELROY ' ATTORNEY AT LAW Office Over Beanland's Tailor Shop OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI Boost Your Home Pa per. The Eagle NOTIC'D! No. 5343. The State of Mississippi. To Mrs. Carlene Young Pugh, De fendant, whose post office ad dress is unknown: You are commanded to appear be fore the Chancery Court of Lafayette County, Mississippi, on the 4th Mon day of May, 1922, to defend the suit in said Court of Marshall Pugh, wherein you are defendant. This April 18th, 1922. W. M. WOODWARD, Clerk. John Horan, Sol. for Comp’t. (April 20-27-May 4.) NOTICE TO CREDITORS. No. 5341. Letters of administration having issued to the undersigned of the es tate of J. N. Gipson, Deceased, by I the Chancery Court of Lafayette County, Mississippi, on the 15th day of April, 1922, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to have the same pro bated and registered by the Chancery Clerk of said County. Failure to so probate and register within six months will bar the claim. Witness my signature this the 15th day of April, 1922. NORINE GIPSON, Administratrix. John Falkner, Jr. i Sol. for Administratrix. I (April 20-27 May 4-11.) | NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENT. " No. 5317. The State of Mississippi, To H. G. Robuck, Defendant, whose I post office address when last heard from was Memphis, Tenn.: You are commanded to appear be fore the Chancery Court of Lafayette County, Miss., on the 4th Monday of May, 1922,. to defend the suit in said court of Mrs. Joe Addie Robuck, wherein you are defendant. I This April 22, 1922, W. M. WOODWARD, Clerk. W. G. Boyett, Sol. for Comp’t. (E. April 27-May 4-11-18.)_ NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENT. No. 5338. Miss Georgia Hill, et al.. Comp't. vs, W. J. Hill, et al., ~Def’ts. State of Mississippi. To James Dubrey Aubrey Keel, and Frankie Lou Keel, minors, without mother or legal guardian, whose post office address when last heard from was Wall, Texas, and Will Keel, father of the said James Dub rey Aubrey Keel and Frankie Lou Keel, minors, for said minors, whose post office address when last heard from was Wall, Texas, and Will Keel, whose post office address when last heard from was Wall, Texas, George Washington Hill, a minor, without father or legal guardian, Mary Hill, mother of said George Washington Hill minor Mary Hill, and Mrs. George Hutchinson, whose post office addresses are unknown, and Mrs. ♦ Maggie Chittum, whose post office address when last heard from was Detroit, Texas, defend ants:— You are commanded to appear before the chancery court of La fayette county, in the state of Mis sissippi, on the fourth Monday of May, A. D., 1922, to defend the suit in said court of Leona Hill, et al, wherein you are defendants. This the 10th day of April, A. D., 1922. W. M. WOODWARD, Chancery Clerk. L. C. Andrews, Sol. for Complainants. April 13-4t. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. No. 5344. State of Mississippi. * To Arphild Wilburn, Defendant, whose post-office address when lust heard from was Blythaville, Arkansas: You are commanded to appear be fore the Chancery Court of the County of Lafayette, in said State Life’-1th Monday of May, A. D., 1922, to defend the suit in said court of Abigail Wilburn, wherein you are Defendant. This the 26th day of April, 1922. W. M. WOODWARD, Clerk. J. K. Hudson, Sol, for Comp. FORD SALES SHOW RAPID INCREASE Rush of Orders Boost April Output to 101,164. Ford retail sales showed a rapid increase in volume during March, says a report from the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, and have necessn1 jtated the building of 101,164 Ford cars and trucks in April in order to 'meet the requirements, j This is the largest output of Ford cars ever scheduled for April, being 10,000 above the same month a year ago. It also marks an early open jing of the spring and summer buy ing and seems to indicate that even more Ford cars and trucks will bo sold in 1022 than in 1921, whlcn was a banner year. Orders for Ford cars and trucks have already exceeded the supply in many parts of the country and pur chasers are finding it necessary to accept deferred delivery. The Ford factory at Detroit is getting into capacity .production as fast as pos sible, with the hope of preventing a similar shoitage when the spring summer rush begins. Fou^ dealers throughout the Unit ed States are urging Ford customers to place their orders early and thus prevent the possibility of having to wait for delivery. Old newspapers for sale at this offde.