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J'l J» | -- - - WATER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20,19IS. »-»- » --»»««>■■■■ ■ • . T VOL. XXXIII -NO. 7 - $1.00 PER YEAR >’ PROCEEDINGS 'v Board of Supervwora, February Term, at Water Vajtoy Accounts Allowed. : .• i S Allowed oat of Ros4 No. 1 fand^ 4 00 6 00 6 00 6 00 21 00 18 00 O W Womack, road work, J G Fly, la lien improve* meat 1 Warrant, 10 00 Allowed oat of Road No. 2 fond: Bli Ward, 1 day dor* with team and 2 men, Joe Irby, 2frdsy# work with teSm, , • * „• Charles Goodwio, 2} day! work with team, W B Shiw,Fete work, J K McKinney, one quar ter per oontraot, • v Wilson & Ward, work per oontraot, Allowed oat of Hoad No. 3 fund: J H Watson, healing, 1 w Brooks & Rotenberryy work per oontraot, * 30 00 M T-Rote a berry, balhuoe oo last quarter oontaaetj 10 06 Allowed oat of Road No. 4 Mm#t Garland Tillman, road w’k, 10 00 Jim Tillman, same, 15 00 Progress at al, pub notices, $ W 0 W Otogston, work pit‘ contract, *■ j t 36 Q0 Allowed oot of Road No. 5 ftthd: J S King, road work, 6-6D Allowed oat of Common School fund: R P Hentz, sal & stamps, 102 00 Walter Bendrioks, poll tax erroneously assessed, , .8 00 Allowed oat ofWatet ’ VkffeQr Court Bouse^und: Will Brooks, work oourt house and jail, » w Allowed oat of Road Improve* rnent No,. 2 fund: Bank of Oakland, expense of paying oonpona, 4 00 Lee Williamson, balance doe on contract, 150 00 Allowed oat of Road Imprdf** meat No. 4 fond: • ! ^ Bank of Oakland, expensec paving interest coupons, 2 05 Allowed out of Sohoona Levee Bond fond: ? Bank of Oakland, expense ( paying interest coupons,< 1 85 ACCOUNTS CONTINUED* BF West, damages to prop. , erty by right of way, 25 00 J A White, bal on oontradt, * 6 25, BB Sayle, examination, 10 00 P A Glover, cost bill, 7., 10 Herald, subscription 2 years, 4 ' 0J O R Swing & Co, bal due ~ . ■ for attending Board, 02 42 Following claim was withdrawn; D E Parks, Registrar of Oonviots, 2 20 PETITIONS A CLAIMS DISMISSED. Harlan Morris MfgCo, petition for relief from taxes. Mechanics Savings bank, storage on bonds, v 10 00 J J Shannon, cost bill, 4 90 R W Dickey, cost bill, 5 60 E G Brower, oost bill, 5 15 Doney Oo> bal on fixtures, 68 40 M D Chapman, order, ' 15 00 OBDBB8. That the sum of16,000 00 now on band in Advalorum RCad Fund be apportioned equally among the Five Beat Road Foods# ' That assessment of O D Horton be reduced $160 00# That bids for Working roads in Beat 4 be rejsoted and Clerk ma advertise for bids to lie received if March meeting. • - . > /» --- : , ' Tb®t Watrafct on General Fond heretofore ieened to Will Brooke forfd Otfbe ekhceled and warrant in lien thereof ieened on Court Hois# Fund. ’ H That oertain warrants in the hand# of the Clerk ieened errone ously, be oanoeled. . Thii the resignations of E. M. Baddley and J. ft. Tarter as Road Commieeionert be aootpted, and thet E. H. Parks, jr., and 0. H. Baker, sr., be appointed Commie sioners of roads for Beat 2 for the unexpired term. .Resolution requesting montlv School to Ohenoery OJisri, pissed Assessment of property of O. P. Maokey reduced $1,000 00. Assessment of property of Burke' Bros, rednoed $10,000 00. Petitioo of W. D. Eubanks et al, for read slanted Ahd established as Second Class Road*. Petition of J. O. Foshee Report of H. Pi Ktsappointed to inspect County Hotae be re oeired and spread on minutes. It the matter of Baok Tki As sessment of Mississippi Valley Oo., ordered that the amount of iment be reduced said ass to $300,690 00 for eaoh of the year* 1068 to 1018 both inclusive. Appeal of Mississippi Co from decision as to Tfaok Tax Assess* ment granted. Pfemiod of J. F. Provine re oeived Notice being waived, Relief prayed for ordered grahfed. In the matter of certain Warrants in the hands of the Cleirk issued mors than, two years since, it a pearttogtbat the parties to ' -—r-who they were issued have made n iemand for same and after ooneid aratibh Of the purposes for whiol they wees issued, it is ordered the the same be oanoeled by the Olerk J. R. Mabsey, President. R. Spearman, Clerk. Merchant* and Farmer*. Now that many sections of the Sonth have been forced to diversi fy crops instead of, raising all cot ton, it has become incumbent upon I the merchants, fdr* theh-V own'pro tection as well as that of the farm-! era, to be ever on the alert in their efforts to secure markets for the farm products that ire offered for ■ale Without a close eo-operation t between the merchant atilt farm er we are destined' to see manyfa ilnres that could otherwise have been avoided,—Woodville Republican ■i ■ i i i iht1*' - Spectacles and eye gltfsdfcsmade to yonr order. See Dr. Smith and SEE. PHohe T8. * . v .4, .**-~*-» M-*. "#'• - *# ~ ' wpHNi — -—i--S——* tabued nAUie rn hi Funeral Directors & Embalmers ■ »* ■ • - ■v "■ *’■.<jet %'v■ ■ * *****- * <,-4v^' , Coffins and Caskets Store Phono 33; Residence 436. Our Re&ciou* Growth. The religious bodies of the Unit ed States have no cause to be dis couraged over the results of the year 1914. The new communi cants or members added made good all the losses by death, expulsion or withdrawal, and left a surplus of nearly three-quarters of a mil lion. That is, the total member ship is 763,087 great* than it was in 1913. This is an, average in crease of two per cent., for all bodies great and small, Christian and non-Christian. Elaborate statistical tables prepared by Dr. H. K. Carroll, and issued by the federal Council of the Churches in America, show in detail the gains and losses of the yeaiA The grand total of members is now 38,708,149. All the latfbr denominations share 1$ th« r Baptists gained 122,125; — Orthodox Churches, J86,i^ |he Roman Catholic (jhtumh 136,850, the German Evangelical Synod, representing the SUM Church Prussia 29,315, t9U 231,460 ; the PfesfcyWriaiii the Protestant Episcopal Church 28,641, the Lutherans 56,248. ~ *"« The ProteStaht Episcopal church has crossed the million line, having gained 86,468 sihoe 1910 and over 300.000 since 1900. The Roman Catholic Church has gained nearly a million bod a quarter since 1910 and more Wan 6Ve and a half midf The Methodist E the second largest gained 187,4871a 700.000 since 1900. Tlie thirty churches, the federal Council of the Churches] of Christ in America,' report, a will be seen nearly 17,500^600 mem bers, somewhat leii the aggrega^B for Jill denomina tions, withl03,000 miniatersand nearly 139,000 churches. These bodies have a net increase of over 500,000 'htehibl^^w two-thirds of the entire increase of all bodies. . There ere nine denotamations, which have a million and hp*ard, the Rofffan Catholic 13,794,6^ the Methodist Episcopal 3,693,565, the Southern Baptist 2,592,217, the National Baptist (colored) T? 018,868 the Methodist Episcopal,) South 2,005,707, thelPresbyteriajjL, Northern, 1,442,498Jthe Disciples of Christ 1,363,163, the Northern' Baptist oouyention, 1,238,323,’and ‘the Protestant Episeojpal1,015,238. These Seven denominations aggre gate over 29,000,000 membra,* or more than three* fourthsof the en tire aggregate of the 170 religions bodies; ' ' The effects on the, church mem« bership of the European waria narrowing the stream of immigra* tion wereprbbably quite small,' As only the last five months of the year were involved. The enaigra* tiou of men to take part in the great conflict would motbe a very large 'factor for the same reason. The German bodies—Lutheran) Reformed, and the representative of the Prussian State Church, all show unusual gams for 1914. On the other hand, Roman Catholic gains are quite small. The total increase of ministers was 3,212, which isuunsally large, while the total increase of churches was l,«lr, is tmtisuAtty small.—Daily News.' Pontotoc last Sunday1 dedicated a handsomenew Baptist tfraMgT J 1 American Skipping. In spite of the failure of the President’s shipping bill, theie will be thin year a very considerable in crease in American shipping. It eame, first of all, from the registry bill passed, some months ago, ad mitting to American registry vessels built abroad bnt owned, in chief part, in this country. This will add over a hundred thousands tons to our merchant marine. Bnt the most encourag ing feature in this connection is the increase in the tonnage of vessels built in America for, while it is better to manufacture them at home if we can do so. The dis couraging fact in regard to our shipping is that we have, of late, been building so few ships where as, of old, we had won a reputa tion in the construction of clippers and fast sailers. It is gratifying to know that there is greater activity in boat construction now than for many years past; and this improvement is particularly encouraging because the figures of 1914 were poor, show showing a decrease in the output as compared with the previous year, probably on aeconnt of the war and the very uncertain status of ^hipping for some months. We are over all that now; and there is no reason why we should not fare as well in ship building as we are likely to fare in other and kindred lines of industry. The British yards will not be able to do much in the way of merchant vessels un til the war is over. The British merchant marine has beendiverted to a considerable extent t<? naval purposes; and, in every respect, the opportunities and profits for American ships were never better. If the present struggle lasts long enough, the world wiil find when peace comes that the United States is in control, to a Very considerable extent, of the ship building indus try and the carrying trade. The country lost its merchant marine during the war of the Con federacy when the Alabama and other Southren men-of-war were sweeping the old-fashioned Ameri can clippers from the seas and when her Federal goverment thought only of war vessels and nothing of those destined for peace. We may regain it again through war. The situation is completely reversed tor-day for the great ship owning countries are now busily Engaged in destroying each other’s vessels, not only those engaged in tbe warfare but those engaged in commerce as well, leaving the field open to us, if we have the needed shib’s or can purchase or build them'. We have purchased a number and we lire now trying to make good our . deficiency by building more. Every skip building firm on the Atlantic coast has more orders than it can possibly " fill; and the same conditions are said to ‘ezsist on the Fheiflc coast. It there is nothing doing on the Gulf, it is because we have n^t yet gone into ship building in this section to any 'great extent, as we have several times proposed to do at New Or leans ; and we are therefore in no position to profit by the opportun ities offered just now. It is an nounced that ten large vessels, aU cargo carriers, are already under construction, of ten or fifteen thousand tons; and that offers have •been made for ten more—all of (Coatfnwd on p>g» 8, column 2.) ~ L. T. Wisdom for Chancery aerie. .. ii. ■ 4 ■■ ■ The Progress is authorized to announce the name of L. T. Wis dom for Cnancery Clerk, subject to the' action of the Democratic pri maries. Mr. Wisdom was in the city Saturday last, and under guidance of local friends and admirers made the tour of Main Street and met a number of our people* He is an intelligent-looking young man and it is putting it conservatively to say he made a good impression. He is of the Air Mount section of the countyL was in business in Coffeeville for a year or so for him self, and has also to the credit of his business experience five years of service with the Armstrong firm of that place. He is a candidate for office be cause he wants it and is running strictly on his merit. On his card of introduction 'it is recited that whereas the tax payers of the coun ty have been taxed $5,169.07 this year to have the county books aud ited, if elected he will have them audited once a year at his own ex pense. See his name in the announce ment column of this issue. J. A Holland for Assessor. The Progress has the pleasure of presenting in this issue the name of J. A. Holland as a candidate for Tax Assessor, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries. Mr. Holland is One-of the best known men in the northern por tion of the county, is a man of character and standing, and krould make Yalobusha county a most ex cellent assessor. He has had experience in the assessor’s work under Nolen and Coker, and made ou t books for the Iattbr.. He has attended commer cial college and is equipped and capable to discharged the duties of the office. Mr. Holland means to make a clean and legitimate race for the office, pleading only his fitness and capacity fbr the place, and it is his most earnest desire that the best man may win. Mrs. Hutchison—E4ghty-(W Years Old—Uses No Oth^ er Tonic but Vino! and Rec* iommends It to Friends Greenville, S.C.—“ It is with pleasure I tell others of the great benefit I have' derived from Vinol, for the past several years. I am 81 years old and I find Vi* no! gives me strength, adiealthy appe tite and overcomes- nervous diseraersu Vinol is the only tonic reconstructor-1 have used for several years. 1 have recommended it to a great many of my friends and it has always proved satito factory.”— Mrs. M. 'A. Hutchison, Greenville, S. C. Such cases as the above are constantly coming to our attention. If people in this vicinity only realisedhowvino! in vigorates old people we would not be able to supply the demand. It is the tissue building, curative ele^ ments of the cod's livers, aided by the blood making stiengthenmg properties of tonic iron contained in vinol, that) makes it so successful In building up strength for old people; delicate chil dren and for all run-down conditions. Vinol is also a most successful remedy for chronic coughs, colds and bronchitis. If it falls to benefit .any one who tries it we return your money. Turnage-Atkinson Drug Co. Tupelo istohave twelve miles of macadamized streets. West Point had a $40,(XX) fire ini the business district Saturday. Secretary of State J. W. Power has. announced his candidacy for. re-election. I WANT 1,000 bushels of'Stock Peas. Will also buy your shelled corn and pay cash. 'Merchant# Grocery do. '