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VOL 27.
To the Outsider.
Editor Democrt:
As there are
a great nany farmers in Neshoba
county that should be members
of the Farmers’ Union. Those
who say that our platform and
principals are all right, still they
are on the fence and do not seem
to be dispose ro join us in this
fight, therefore, let me say to
them that, if the principals are
all right,they should be in here to
help carry them out. My friend
let me ask you the following
question, Do you expect the
other fellow to carry on this
work? They have been doing
that for the past twenty years
How does the farmer stand to
day? More than live-sixth of the
wealth of the Nation has left tie
farmers. Gigantic trusts confront
you on every hand. VVh it about
the United Steel Trust? L refer
you to a recent issue of the Com
merical Appeal’s article on that
subject, that trust alone has ac
cumulated wealth enough to
purchase the states of Kentucky,
Tennessee and Mississippi, and
one hundred thousand men in
one thousand years, at day labor,
could not purchase (he United
Steel Cos.
What about the lands of the
country? In the year 1900, Brit
ish manufacturers of cotton pur
chased thousands of acres of I lie
finest cotton lands of Mississippi,
Louisan i and Texas. The next
move will be to have these acres
cultivated with cheap labor.
They do not contemplate having
them worked with southern
white labor. No, they will im
port the worthless scums of
Europe. They will fill the south
with the dusky hordes of the Mon
gal Empire, and reduce American
labor to the standard of the pig
tailed bodies of the heathen East
One English syndicate owns
Three million Acres in Texas and
lour and a half million acres in
other states. Robert Tenant, of
L indon, owns an area, equal to
two-thirds of Rhode Island.
Baron Scully owns two hundard
thousand acres in Illinois and
Kansas. Forign Noblemn own
‘thirty million. And we have
Land Lords at home. Vanderilt,
two million. Deston, four mil
lion. Murphey, an area larger
than Massachusetts. Now my
friends, what are you going to do
for homes and lands for your
children. We come to you and
tell you that these millionare
laud owners will have to pack up
their grips and follow their an
teceedeats to oblivatiou.
Now in conclusion let, me say
to you that for tho sake of your
children, and the welfare of the
country, wake upj and join us in
this light be men and do your
duty, but if you want help us
pull for the right, all we ask is
stop your kicking and we will
win this light.
li. J. Cheatham,
Chm. Com. F. U.
GooJ Roads Proposition.
As the question lias been
introduced by Bro. Jaroe,
and for no one else to say
anything about it, would
make the brother feel like
his motion was lost for want
of a second and that he and
others would be cut out of
property. Placeing or dis
cussing this very important
and needful question before
the people, we are told tnat
the will of the people is the
law of the land,either written
or unwritten. 1 item SlMtiu |
yon older brethern say,
“It did use to bo that way
in some things, but not so
now, for the people cannot
get anything done now like
they want it donealthongh
they are taxed to the full
amount to pay for it.” Yes
brethern the roads are just
like we want them and they
will continue to be just like
we want them, because our
will as individuals, unex
pressed and no demand
made as a mass or as a
whole for its obedience.ceases
to be any will at all, there
have not wanted anythingnp
to now and I fully think we
have got just what we want
or what we said we wanted
because we havent said we
wanted any tiling.
I told one member of the
Hoard of Supervisors on the
start, that “I, as a citizen,
was going to say what I
wanted” but 1 guess he
thinks I was only jokeing
as 1 had not said anything
np to now. I have seen and
do set; quite a lot of roads in
the comity, and none of
them have any indication of
the probability of being
worked np to plans and
specifications. So the hoa rd
anv has and hereafter will
have quite a problem before
them in the road questi >n.
As it stands now some
roads are worked a little
and some has practially
nothing done to them and
some links not even under
contract and practically all
the available funds gone.
Of course we are to wait and
see results, as the time has
not expired for making the
roads but taking in the con
sideration the caracter of the
work now generally being
done and judging the future
outcome by it, we lose our
basis to reason out good
roads. Take the average
causwaying, made of poles
all the way from six inches
in diameter, to the size of
your wrist, (paid for at
$1.40 per hundred,) makes
rough sailing.
We are to persume that
the Board knew how much
road tax they had on hand,
and how much advalorum
tax the roads would get. and
how many miles of each
class of road there is in the
county, and by compairing
the one with the other they
could get at a mile basis,
running from a maximun to
a miniumn rate.
It costs the county or the
road funds about 15 cents
per mile for inspecting roads
by the board each time of
inspection based on 20 miles
per day, and since the board
pays off quarterly, they are
due to inspect quarterly or
4 times a year or GO cents a
year per mile. Multiply this
by the number of mips in
the county, and you have
the cost of that part of the
boards work which is theirs
and they should haveic. So
we are to look to the Hoard
for roads and they to their
con trades, and the contrac
tors to get out with as litile
work as possible. So I say ■
the whole thing is up to the i
people to say whether they
will ha ve good roads. Say j
so and push it and the roads
will improve. Say nothing,!
ask nothing, receive nothing.
J. W. M. Thornton.
AH the Choice Pickings In Life R*s
served for the Corpulent Accord
ing to Writer.
Fat men get all tbo good things
of life. They arc conducted to the
beat tables at restaurants, they get
the corner seats in the theater and
always seem to have enough money
to get along without worrying. W lveu
a fat man enters a drawing-room
doesn’t he always get the most com
fortable chair? asks the writer.
When his hat blows olf on a windy
day doesn’t someone always run
after it for him? Xo one expects
him to get up in a ’bus or a train to
give liis seat to a lady—he would
block the gangway if he did. Even
his wife doesn't expect him to stoop
to pick up things when she drops
them. Everybody tells him their
best, stories, because they like to hear
him laugh.
It is a strange thing that, mothers
are looked on as match makers,
while girls’ brothers never are. Yet
the fact remains that many a girl
lias her brother to thank if she hap
pens to get married, and not her
mother at all.
Many a woman who is happily
married to-day lias her brother to
thank for it —had he not brought a
particular man about the home, why,
his sister might have remained un
wed all her days; hut very few wom
en give so much as a thought to that.
—Woman's Life.
Last Juno while attending the re
union of the class of ’7B at Yale,
Judge Taft, then secretary, related
the following incident to the “boys:”
“A certain well-known judge from
Delaware, while leaving the court
house one day, fell down a whole
flight of stairs and landed in a heap
at the bottom. An Irishman who
had witnessed this miscarriage of
justice ran up and exclaimed:
“I hope your honor is not hurt?”
“No,” replied the Judge severely,
“my honor is not hurt, but my head
“There is only one one-word epi
taph in this country,” said the un
dertaker. “It is in the town of Wor
cester. I believe it is quite a draw
ing card. Holidaymakers come to
see it from miles around. The epi
taph consists of the word ‘Gone.’ A
Worcester auctioneer lay dying. He
whispered to his wife with a quiet
“‘l’ve been “Going, going” all my
life. Now I’ll soon be “Gone.” Put
that on my tombstone, dear. That
one word “Gone” only.’
“The wife complied.”
“How long has this restaurant
been open?” asked the would-be
“Two years,” said the proprietor.
“1 am sorry I did not know it,”
said the guest. “I should be better
off if I had come here then.”
“Yes?” smiled the proprietor,
very much pleased. “How is that?”
“I should probably have been
served by this time if T had,” said
the guest, and the entente cordialc
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“I fine you,” said the police jus
tice, “S3O and costs.”
“Y’r honor,” protested Tufl’old
Knutt, who had been hauled up for
vagrancy, “all the prop’ty I’ve got
in the world is a plugged nickel, an’
ime clo’es an’ they hain’t wuth
more’n about two bits. That •fin’s
onreasonable. It’s conflstication. an’
it won’t never stand the test o’ the
fed’rul courts. I shall take an ap
peal, y’r honor!”
Teacher—And what do you sup
pose all the animals did during
those 40 days in the ark?
“Smarty” Williams—They jest
loafed around and scratched them
“Sandy” Toole (disdainfully)
Chuck it, Smarty! What’d they
scratch for, when there was only tyc
fleas? —The Bohemian.
The first newspaper was invented
by a Paris physician, who, finding
his visits welcome whenever lit
brought any news or gossip, applied
to Cardinal Pichelieu for a patent tc
publish the Paris Gazette in 16:22.
Boy Lott.
What lias become of the old-fash
ioned boy who didn’t like to put on his
Sunday t.ioM.t:;- —Atchison Globe.
“The rocky coast of IDittanv,”
! said a lifeguard, “abounds iu octopus
' —the piemre, ns they scy down
“Walk a Breton bench at low tide
i—the beach of St. Luna ire, for in
l stance —and you will easily find
| within a half mile a score or more
of perfect cuttle-fish, of those triable
white bones that birds love.
“They are from six inches to a
foot or more in length, snowy, and
very prettily shaped ; they make nice
ashtrays. The peasants gather them
for bird food, for ashtrays, and also,
I believe, for cigarette eases.
“They are hones of the octopus,
and their abundance is a convincing
proof of the octopus in those rock
strewn waters of France.”
“I consider this painting a beauti
ful piece of work,” commented the
art dealer. “IPs a dog after Land
seer.- ’
“Is that so?” exclaimed Neurieh.
“Well, the purp doesn’t seem to bo
going after him very industriously.”
—lllustrated Sunday Magazine.
Author —How would this do as
suggesting an illustration of an ad
vertising slip; “He folded her to
Us bosom ?”
Publisher—That ought to make a
“And do you have to be called in
the morning ?" asked the lady who
was about io engage anew girl.
'! 1 oil t nave to be, mum,” re
plied the' aj• [>iie;tnt, “unless you hap
pen to -,\ ant me I”—Stray Stories.
“What, after ail, are the fruits of
polil its
“If one is to speak from observa
tion. I should say there are only two
varieties—-’onions and plums.’’
Bill— A’ v big fish in the lake up
when* voir to been :
Jill—We'l, there ought to be. I’ve
been feeding 'em all summer!—-
'I onkers Statesman.
Teacher—-Who knows, Johnnie?
Some day you may be president.
Johnnie—Sure, teacher —an’ so mg
day youse may get married.
K nicker— So Jones expects to
make money from the railroad?
Hooker—Yes, lie will sell bis stock
and gat a job.
Belgian Workers.
According to late figures the to'al
number of industrial workers In Eel*
dun war I,f i.TOOO. t l which 895,000
NO. 12.

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