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Water Valley progress. (Water Valley, Miss.) 1882-1918, September 10, 1904, Image 4

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The Progress.
SB, Brown, editor and Proprietor
U 11 Brown, Associate Editor*
Entered at the Post Office
Valiev, as Second Class
at Water
10, 1904
National Democratic
For President,
Alton B, Parker, of New York,
For Vice-President,
Henry G. Davis, of West Vir
The Progress is authorized to an
nounce Hon. W. 8. HILL as a can
didate for re-election to Congress
m Alt' r* i.ji io-w*wu».v« — t a. i
from this, the Fourth District, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
primaries. _
It is estimated that the North
west will produce forty million
bushels of wheat this year.
Judge Parker has given it out
that he will make no stump
speeches during the campaign.
Democratic leaders declare
they have a good chance of car
rying Michigan for Judge Par
The election for State officers
came off in Arkansas last Mon
day. Davis, the Democratic can
didate for governor, was re-elect
ed by 55,000 plurality.
The Columbus Dispatch truth
fully says: “The white man is
going to rule absolutely the South,
Roosevelt and the Republican
administration notwithstanding.”
The Government report credits
Mississippi with a cotton crop
showing an average of 87 per
cent, which is exactly the same
figufe as that of the report on
August 25 last year.
Seven prisoners confined in
jail at Memphis sawed their way
through the bars of their cell
Monday night, and made their
escape. Two of them are white
men and the other five negroes.
In New York 3,500 of] the
butcher strikers have re
turned to work. President Don
nelly, of the Butchers’ Union,
tells the Chicago strikers that if
they will hold on for two months
the victory will be won.
Monday, Sept. 5, was Labor
Day. It was observed all over
the country as a holiday by the
various labor organizations, In
the principal cities street para*
des, marched through the streets
with appropriate banners, music
The building and the contents
of the Oliver-Finnie wholesale
grocery company, Memphis, the
largest concern of the kind in
the South, was totally destroyed
by fire a few days ago; also that
of the Memphis Paper Co. A
number of other firms located
near the scene of the big fire
were more or less damaged. To
tal loss estimated nearly half
million dollars.
The New Orleans Times- Dem
ocrat on Monday published re»
ports from its special correspon
dents from all portions of the
cotton belt of the condition of the
crop up to Saturday, Sept. 3rd.
It states that every section re
ports more or less damage; that
complaints of great loss by shed
ding are almost unanimous; boll
weevil and boll worms are very
active in Texas, and rust, rot and
insects are damaging the crop in
many States.
Sate 1
selecting tliejie -* *=
. fttl(ii nobbiest
We will hoveottDry'floods, Clotlil«^t®“gj
cowplet® «“®. jackets »?* f\l°“*oi Ladles’
lt?rtVLalsisfaad a -»p" Also, ««
lod Qeets’ “’S o* «** 9®“fi as we wlU
the tie we s FJVLL OPENING» ly pUr
WaiVo°ecia? Inducements
Have SP®? pail Goods. ^_.e
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State Items
A negro baby was nearly eaten
up by a pet hog at Utica.
Three men charged whitecap
ping were arrested in Brooahaven
this week.
Last .week E. D. Morgan, of
Magee, pulled a beet from his
garden that weighed 13 pounds.'
Mrs. E. S. Brewer died in Me
ridian Monday from blood pois*
on, as the result of mosquito bites
on her face.
There is a great increase m the
number of canning factories that
are being established in various
portions of the State.
September 15th will be “Miss
issippi Day” at the St. Louis
World’s Fair. On that day Beau
voir will be formally dedicated.
Four mules and a horse were
killed the other day, near Orystal
Springs, while standing under a
tree which was struck by light
The charter of the Mississippi
Ootton and Corn Carnival Asso
ciation, domiciled at Jackson,
has been approved by the gov
A farmer living in Neshoba
county, while digging a well the
other day, struck a vein of coal
which appears to have no limits
of depth.
The board of supervisors of
Leflore county has ordered an is*
sue of $74,000 bonds with which
to erect a modern new court
One of the most novel indus
tries ever launched in this State
is a dog farm, located near Green
wood by W. A. Hodgins, of De
troit, Mich.
Reports from Tutwiler and
some other portions of the del
ta are to the effect that the cotton
prospects have fallen off at least
25 per cent in the last two weeks.
W. L. Henderson, ef the Land
and Industrial Department of the
Mobile & Ohio Bailroad, is offer*
ing to furnish Mississippi plan
ters, who are in need of cotton
pickers, with Italians.
Smith McCafferty, a 10-year,
old boy, while returning from
church, near Eupora, was thrown
from his horse; one of bis feet was
caught in the stirrup and before
the horse conld be stopped the
boy had been dragged to detah.
Boy’s school suits at Wagn er’s
Mississippi Crop Report for the Week
Ending, September 5th.
The mean temperature was gen
erally above the seasonal aver
age. Moderate showers fell in lo
calities in the western and cen
tral portions of the State.
Cotton in the northern portion
of the State has suffered from
rust and shedding caused by con
tinued dry weather and hot winds.
In some localities, especially the
uplands, it has shed the young
bolls and there is no prospect for
a top crop. In parts of the delta
that have received rain these con*
ditions are not so adverse; but in
some of the southern delta coun
ties and in Hinds and Rankin
counties boll worms are doing
considerable damage. In the cem
tral and southern portions of the
State, while upland cotton con
tinues to shed, low laud cotton is
making fair p: ogress
In general the prospect for a
crop is much below what it was a
month ago. but about as good as
it was last year.
Cotton is being marketed in the
southern part and picking is pro
gressing in the northern part.
Some old corn is being gather*!
ed and much fodder aud hay have!
been saved. Young corn, tur-(
nips and gardens need rain in the
northern portion but are doing
well elsewhere.
Peas and pastures are very sat
School supplies for boys and
girls at Wagner’s,
it«TnA?tate ?oiverS'ty Will open
Sept, 22nd, and
me indications are that it will be
£L *rAlat attenda0“ in the hie
tory of the institution.
J. 0. Gordan, of Yazoo county
-nsmT1 a-,cilcumb9r year
meaaunng 2i inches in length
and 25 inches in circumference
He wm aend it to the St. Louis
the place
for the; cash.
In his charge to the grand jury
! at Jackson Monday Circait J udge
Miller stated that Mississippi lead
' all the other States in the Union
in the number of homicides com
mitted. during this year. •
The penitentiary Board of Con
trol, after a spirited discussion,
voted down (Jov. Vardaman’s
proposition to abandon all leased
farms and concentrate all the
State’s convicts on the Sunflower
Cwpt. J. F. Merry, assistant
general passenger agent of tbe II
linois Central, announces that a
bomeseeker’s excursion will be
run inco Mississippi over that
line during tbe month of Novem
Two negroes, in Clark county,
stole an ox which they soid to a
farmer in Jasper county. The
man who lost the ox advertised
and offered a reward for its re
turn, when the same negroes stole
the ox from the man they had
sold it to, returned it to the orig
inal owner and collected the re
Board of Supervisors,
Yalobusha County
September Term qf Coffeevflle.
Jenie Hawkins, et al, tern.
relief, $ 28 00
H H Creekmore, atty Ac. 12 70
Progress, notice to Road
Contractors, 50
B Moore-, lum. and nails. 2 00
Hanson & Roders, bridge
work, 112 00
t M Patton, lumber, 11 63
8 F Givhan, small pox
account, 6 75
City W V. lights July and
August, 1 50
Davis & Chapman, lum. 6 7g
G R Wood, cost in State
case, 40 40
Jim Tierce, acct, 30 80
G W Price, trans. &c. 193 80
J W Cain, jail account, Ed
Gammon, 9 30
J L Trusty, ex. tax rolls, 40
T J Miles, p’r house acet, 9 00
S C Nations, cut. ro’d &c, 15 00
G W. Price, trans. 14 40
0 M Schoggin, jail acct, 8 40
[Concluded next week.]
Cream Vermifuge
beware or imitations.
Ballard-Snow Liniment Ct«
Robertson-Williams Drug Co.
from Memphis.
$1.5,00, Round Trip to Amarillo,
Quenah, Vemop, Fort
Worth, Dallas, San Ange*
lo, San Antonio, Colorado,
Galveston and other Texas
Points. Also to* all Po'nts
in Oklahoma and Indian
Territory, except where
one fare for round trip plus
$2,00 makes less.
Tickets on sale Sept, 13th & 27th
One Fare plus $2,00 for Round
Trip to ail points in Texas Okla*
homa and Indian Territory.
Tickets on sale First and Third
Tuesday of each Month.,
$6.00 One Way to all points in
Oklahoma and Indian Ter,
$8,50 One Way to many points,
including Amarillo, Oolot
rado, Dalhart, San Angelo,
Kerrville, San Antonio,
Galveston, Beaumont, and
points East.
$11, 00 One Way to many points
in Hew Mexico.
Tickets on sale Sept. 20th and
Oct. 4th and 18th,
$30,00 One Way to California.
Other Pacific Coast points
in proportion.
Tickets on sale Sept. 15th to Oct.
15th inclusive.
Diverse Routes on all Round
Trip tickets. Stopovers in both
For full information and lite/"
ature write, J. N. Oornatzer, G,
P. A., or W. L. Evans, T. P. A.
Memphis, Tenn.

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