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VOL. 35. IHE REFERENDUM AND RECALL From them Boston Herald. Maine and Mississippi have very few things in common, but they have mutually made the discovery that swallowing the referendum cure-all sometimes brings results that are worse than the disease. While 11 the interests” in Maine have invoked the referendum to thwart the will of “the people” for nearly two years in the case of a fifty four hour law, something of tiie same sort is happening in Miss issippi' which likewise welcomed the referendum a few years ago as a bulwark that would protect “the rule of the people” from all assults, The complaint comes from that state that nearly every law passed by the legislature has its enemies, and if the enemies happen to have money it is easy for them to get signers to petit ions which force the state to have an election to see whether the law that the legislature has passed shall go into force. All that means the delay that the enemies of the law' desire and it means an expense that the state is already getting tired of pay ing. Often apparently it means the defeat of good laws for the enemies of a law' are active at the polls and its friends may lack leadership money and ener gy. How long belore the states that have experimented with the referendum will be agked to do away with it on the ground that it is a tool of the “bosses” and the “mferests” and so interferes with “the rule of the people? The year is just a little better than half gone and the cry comes from all over the state that the counties have not the funds with which to pay current expenses This condition exists in Airala County. The question naturally arises, why is this in view of the high rate of taxation ? Our an swer to this question is, the de mands of the people for public improvements ; the low assessed value of the property : loose busi ness methods by the counties in some instances and we might go on specify ing ('Buses until we had written a column. People make demands on the public treasury as if there was no limit to the supply of funds, and when tax paying time comes howl be cause taxes are so high. Taxes cannot be reduced unless the de mands are reduced. We cannot enjoy the luxuries of good roads, good bridges, good school®, etc, the results of progress and civili zatinn without paying for them. The faster we advance the more money we have to have and how to raise that money is a problem t,he Boards of Supervisors will have to solve and the only reve nue getter they have is the tax levy.—Koscuisko Herald. DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY If you got a can of Ross, “Dead Quick” Spray day before yesterday and used it well you are to dad without bedbugs, ants fleas, chicken mites, plant and vegetable insects. If you did not, then get it today. Sold in Philadelphia By City Drug Store Ln-Fos, A Wild, Effective Laxative ft Liver Tonic Doss Not Gripe nor Disturb the Stomach. la addition to other properties, Laz-Poa contains Cascara iq acceptable form, a stimulating Laxative and Tonic. Lax-Fos acts effectively and does not gripe nor disturb stomach. At the same time, it aids digestion,arouses the liver and secretions •ad restores the healthy functions. 50c. 1,000,000 BUSHEL COBH GBOP IN 1917 IS SLOGAN. ‘‘One hundred million bushels of corn in 1917 to celebrate the one hundredth anniversay of Mississippi” is the slogan adopted by the state demonstration forces and corn club w’orkers in their fall campaign. Accoiding to assistant state agent C. A. Cobb, the prospects are that the 1917 corn acreage will be greatly increased and if properly selected seed is plant ed a one hundred million bushel crop can easily be realized. “With good seed” he continues an increase in yield of from 3 tos bushels to the acre may be ex pected the first year. In this connection Mr. Cobb is sending our the following I e pf .l suggestions on selecting seed corn in the field this fall. I. The seed stalk should be from 8 to 10 feet tall. 2 The base of the stalk should be large and somewhat flat. 3. The blades of the seed stalk should be broad and long. 4. The seed stalk should taper gently from the base to the tas sel. 5. In all prolific varieties there should be at least two fully de veloped ears to each tassel. 6. The ears on the seed stalk should be well placed, one on each side of the stalk, about four feet f.oin the grotmd. 7 The seed ears should be borne upon short stout shanks 4 to five inches long that permit the ears to hang down. . 8. The stalk from which fseed ears are to be selected shoulil nor occupy moie than normal room should uot stand at the end of skips nor at the end of a row Select a stalk that has fought its way and won. 9. Every stalk in the vicinity of the seed stalk should be well fruited. If barren or weak stalks stand near a normal stalk the ears from the normal stalk will not be suitable for seed. 10 Be careful to select stalks that are free from disease and that do not stand near diseased stalks, 11. It will be noticed in going through the field that those stalks that “lay by” last, or that re main growing despite wet or dry spells, are the ones that bear the heaviest ears. This persist ent quality is certainly to be de sired. 12 Every seed ear should be snugly covered by the shuck. IN MEMORY On Friday June 30th, God in his wisdom saw fit to send the death angel to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Boler and take away their darling baby, Olen. He lived on this earth only a short time, everything was done by parents, friends and physici ans to save the life of Olen, but all in vain. He only budded on earth to bloom in heaven. Weep not deaf parents for Jesus says, “suffer little children to come * , unto me, for such is the*kingdom of God.” We know tKat little Olen is sweetly sleeping in the arms of Jeans, where there is no sorrow or pain, no grief or tears, yet it seems hard to give up one we love so well. When the day of life has fled, then in heaven we will meet little Olen, where no farewell tears-are shed. All is dark within our dwelling, lonely, are our hearts ‘to day lor PHILADELPHIA. MISS., THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 1916 the on-* we loved so dearly has passed away. Lillie Germany. PRESIDENTIAL POINTS The presidential election of 1910 will take place on Tuesday November 7. when the qualified voters of each state will cast their ballots for electors equal to the number of senators .and representatives in congress. But no senator nor represen tative nor person holding an office of profit or trust under the United States, can be an elector. The whole number of electors is 521. At the beginning of our govern meet most of the electors were chosen by the legislatures of their respective states, the peo ple having no direct participa tion in their choice; and one state, South Carolina, continued that method till the outbreak ol the Civil war. With Flour at #lO per barrel! the five cent loaf of bread is a thing of the past. - HI ' The republicans aie in desper ate straits when they have to waive the bloody shirt, as they are doing in many sections of the north. Hugh M. Dorsey, who won fa me as the prosecutor of Leo Frank has been nominated for governor ol Georgia. The lumber output of this state amounted to forty three million dollars last year, just about one half the value of the cotton crop. Pres. Wilson hit the spot in his address to the Mexican en voys when he said, the regener ation of their country must come from within. Congressman Venable is at hisw .home in Meridian. He will make some speeches for his party \n the north and east dur ing the month of October. At the last election General Ethridge beat Potter 3403 votes. In the northern district Sykes was declared nominee by 177 votes. IN MEMORY We were indeed saddened when the news came to us on the morning of the fourth that our friend John Pope had fallen dead at the breakfast table. He was among us the afternoon be fore. His same kindly smiling seif, no hint of illness of any kind and then the word flashed over the wires “He is dead” Yes our friend is dead. The brave kindly heart that was full of love for all mankind is stilled forever in the silent embrace of the grave. The kindly smile, the warm generous greeting, the loyal friend and loving husband will be seen and known no more among us. To such lives as his there is no death, only the dawn ing of a grander day, the begin ning of a larger and richer life Their lives are lived again in those who knew them best. Brave and Christian spirit may thine eternal sleep be as peace ful and quiet as thine own life was pure and anafraid. God help us all to so live that when our summons comes, we can like John quietly close ojr'eyes to the sin and trouble of this world to open them again, in the light of a loving Savior’s smile. A Iri6iin. Patience, Tolerance and Triumph. L7E STOCK DEPARTMENT MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA FAIR * The Live Stock Department will be one of both personal and pecuniary interest to every owner and admirer of choice domestic animals. It will embrace many champion specimens of the different varieties of pure bred HORSES, CATTLE, SWINE and POULTRY. We are negotiating with the prominent breeders and herds men of the country to secure their Finest Herds, Droves, Flocks and Pens The powerful, ponderous steeds; the medium, middle and all-purpose breeds; the diminutive ponies; em bracing all ages and kinds of Domes tlce Animals, in the well-bred, proud stepping, high-spirited, arch-necked, llthe-limbed, fleet-footad, useful and the ornamental. Plenty of well-arranged stalls, sheds and pens which exhibitors must keep opened at all times so as to enable the visitors to examine the different animals in the show. Liberal premiums are offered, and breeders owe It to themselves to en courage this Fair by filling the various classes wlta large entry lists. Those who have met success as breeders should be glad of this opportunity to show the results of their genius and Intelligent efforts to the public, and to assist In creating further interest in the minds of* the general farmer and breeder to obtain better stock. Oppor tunities for the sale of stock will be excellent. BETTER BABIES lONTEST Many Bright-Eyed Crying Youngsters Will Contest for Prizes at Mis alssippi-Alabama Fair. In former times the Mississlppl- Alabama Fair suggested the best that can be produced along the line of ag ricultural products, horses, cattle and live stock. This still remains true, but in addition we have come to real ize the true value of a wholesome, healthy individual, and so naturally our attention has been turned to “Bet ter Babies,’* which eventually will lead to “Best Babies,” The Missis sippi-Alabama Fair at Meridian, Miss., October 16-21, will hold its fourth an nual Better Babies and the interest In this department has grown to such an extent that in the three years the Fair would not seem com plete without these healthy, crying, laughing, bright-eyed youngsters. Just a glance at the balcony of the Wo man’s Art Building, where the exam inations take place each morning of the Fair Is enough to attest to the general Interest, and now not a Fair is complete without a Better Babies' Department. The beauty contest is entirely apart from this, as the win ner of the Better Babies Contest Is the one having the best physical and mental development. This does not mean the largest and fattest baby, but the most normal and nealthy, physically and mentally. Such a thor ough examination often discloses trou bles In an incipient stage which can be etfclly remedied when brought to the attention of the parent. To illus trate what can be done, at one of our former contests a little child was ex amined and received a very poor score. When the mother’s attention was drawn to its lack of develop ment along certain lines which stie had not suspected before, she worked with a view to correcting same, and the following year again entered uer child In the contest and carried off one of the prizes. Babies eligible to compete In this contest must be be tween the ages of 18 and 36 montus. On account of lack pf time and space, only 200 are examined at the time of the Pair, these being determined by a preliminary examination taken from the entry blank. Those desiring to make entries/ may secure entry blank* from the Secretary, Mr. A. 11. George. They should be filled out and returned at once, and the time for the examination will be mailed Just prior to the Fair. SCHOOL CHILDREN SEE FAIR Educational Value Derived Well Worth MAney Spent. —f School children > can spend a most profitable season at the Mississippi- Alabama Fair at Meridian, October 16-21. One Kemper County “Booster" has realized this fact, for a number of years. On Tuesday of the Fair, ne has brought all the pupils possible from said county, and gave them the benefit of the object lessons hown. lie makes the claim that for the time and money spent It has the greatest re turn in educational value of any event of the year. Have your children attended one of the Mtssisslppi-Alabama Fairs 7 If so, did you not enjoy talking It over with them on many a long winter evening? Were the portrayals of the wonders seen by them not worth while? Oive your children an opportunity to ab sorb the events of the 1916 Mtsslssip pl-Alabama Fair and enjoy the pleas ures of jthelr interpretation during the long evenings of coming shortened [FOLEY KIDNEY PIUS IJKM BACKACHE KiONt YS AND BLAOOfcB || Let U; Solve Your Troubles |l Our facilities for maKing repairs on all Kinds of cars place us in a position to tacKlo the hardest Kind of jobs. We not only have the men who Know how to fix all the various car troubles, but also the tools and equip ment with which they can do it We can complete almost any repair job on very short notice and deliver worK promptly when promised. Our up-to-date equipment enables us to j! do all worK at the very lowest cost, thus saving you money as well as time. U Don’t hesitate to call on us the first | time you need repair services. CITV GARAGE L. E. LUKE, Manager . !■■■■■■■■ ■ I ■■-■■■■■■ ■■■ .1 ■■ ■■■■■! I ■■■ II L 11 L 1 JTOHff 1 J ■""■'■■■Mggl f You Are Invited I lr. -_:j| TO THE I Greatest Exposition South Miss.=Ala.=Fair MERIDIAN, MISS., OCTOBER 16=21,1916 6—BIG DAYS—6 $20,000 IN PREMIUMS $20.00 A great Fair devoted to industrial, agricultural, live stock, educa tional and amusement enterprises—an exposition for the purpose of furthering the South’s best interest. 12 —HIGA CLASS FREE ATTRACTIONS—I 2 ■*nt Electric Night Pageant; the Horse Races, the ow, the Exhibitions of all kinds, the free attractions ro balloon ascensions daily, man and woman with 6 Imps in the afternoon and fireworks from the balloon fht. High school and jumping horses, the great vith its many attractions, the big brass bands, many attractions. Reduced Rates on all Railroads, formation and Fair Catalogues describing the many vrite to A. H. GEORGE, Sect’y and Gen’l Mgr. MILJLSAI 3 S COIAIcEGrE, Jackson,Miss A. F. WATKINS, President. A High Grade College Situated at the Capital of the Htate. Located high,dry and healthful. Entrance requirements and curriculum same as in other leading Cel leges and Universities, North and Houth The very finest moral and religious influences. Courses leading to A. 8., B. S., A. M., and LL. B. Degrees. MILLBAPB PREPARATORY SCHOOL. Under separate Faculty and Dormitory management. Unsurpassed MILLHAP3 LAW SCHOOL. Offering extraordinary advantages. Superior Faculty; Law Librar ies; accessible to all Courts. TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION BEGINS SEPT. 13. 1916. For Catalog and other information address, J. REESE LIN, Secretary, Jackson, Miss. The Strong: Withstand the Heat of Summer Better Than the Weak Old people.who are feeble, and younger people who ate weak .will be strengthened and enabled to go through the depress ing heat of summer by taking regularly Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. It purifies and enriches the blood and builds up ; the whole system. 50c. You will find a stock of good belting from 1 12 inches to 12 inches at Bpivey Rosa Hdw.Co. On to Spivey Ross Hdw Cos. for lime and Haywire, NO. 16.