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C. T. HAND, Editor and Publisher. Subscription |l 60 A Year Entered at the post office at Philadelphia. Miss., as second class mail matter. Co-operative Promotion. • At the last regular meeting of the Philadelphia Board of Trade the meeting precipitated into h general discussion of the purposes of the organization The younger m nof Philadelphia were well represented; those upon whose shoulders the responsibilities of the town will test twenty years hence. It is unfortunate that many of our farmers could not have overheard what was said. Schools and roads, among other things, were discussed,but it was generally agreed that few ini| roveinents could be forthcoming until the average prosperity of the Neshoba County tax payer could be in creased. The Neshoba County problem is an ecd omic one. In submit ting a prognm at the next Board of Trade meeting, therefore, it should he one of such nature that it will assure, if followed, per. manent relief to the average tax-payer The trouble with our Board of Trade is that the men who compose it never think about the Board of Trade until the meeting is called, and then they deem it dull. The Board of Trade is not an institution to (unction only at meeting time, and then to be forgotten until the third Mon day of the following month ilt should be constantly active. It is difficult of course, to make a Board of Trade function smoothly in a small town. There are business men who delight in ridiculing the Board for its inactivity, and yet they have never turned a hand nor a dollar to strengthen it. There are others who think their duties are ful filled when they have paid their dues. It is and fficult to interest a body of citizens in anything the unselfish ends of which are so n mote that they cannot see the immediate dollar. We say it is dif ficult, all things worth while are difficult, and therein lies the dis tinction between an enterprising city and a sleepy dumpy village. The Board of Trade can be the nucleus about which an enter prising city and prosperous county can arise. It can so identify itself with the county’s interests that every ambitious farmer will become a member It can, and should be, the meeting ground where the intelligence of Neshoba County can plan and promote a program of progress. We are neither advancing new theories nor piercing the region of dreartis We believe that out of a function ing Board of Trade, supported by energetic citizens, will spring a different community sentiment. All our farmer wants is to be shown. All he wants is a sure market, and a fair price. Today in the privacy of his home and at the cross-roads he is discussing co-opera'ive buying and selling. He does not want to enter the field of dangerous experiment. He knows little about marketing, and would rather have his produce handled by those whose experience better fits them to carry on the work. And he wants to know that his best interests are being car ed for by those whose training best qualifies them to handle the business. All he wants is a lair price and a square deal. He does not feel that he is getting it. He says he is wedged in as in a vice, that the price upon what he buys os we'l us the pries upon what he sells is fixed by another, and he wants relief. Cos operative marketing will never make much headway provided there is be tweeu farmer and busmens man that co-operition out of which commence springs. And upon confidence the very economic and social structure of the community rests. Can these ends be accomplished? Give them a passing thought before the Board meets again. Plan a program that promises per manent relief to the average farmer and then farmer and business man alike push it through to full fruition. Reduced Freight Rates We appreciate the fact that there can tie no immediate relief for farmer or business man. Most of our ills have grown out of the world war, and until the wounds are healed and the sick old world recovers from its orgy of killing and spending we may expect hard times. As long as the purchasing power of Europe is low money will come hard with us. But there is a remedy that lies within our reach that would have a magic effect upon business. Freight rates are too high. Until they are reduced business will move slowly. High freight rates effect the farmer probably more than any other of woH . ers. According to Mr. James A. Campbell, President of tlie Youngs town Sheet and Tube Company, one of the West’s great steel com panics, farmers buy about 40 per cent of all the products of tin country and furnish 40 percent of its transportation directly and indirectly. The commodities that the larmer has raised have taken an unprecedented tumble. A bale of cotton which was worth $l6O a year or so ago is how selling for less than SSO, nd yet the rail roads are charging 36 or 40 per cent more than they charged wh n the farmer’s cotton brought the higher prices. On t>p of this the farmer is paying considerably more for the things he buys than In receives for his cotton. There is no getting around the fact tha high freight rates compel the farmer to pay more f r everything h buys, and at the same time they reduce the net return on even thing he has to sell In the current number of the Manufacture r’s Record it is brought out editorially that farmers in Texas were working for 75< and £1 a day, producing stuff with which to buy other goods made by industrial workers getting $1 an hour. Asa rule, too, the farmer works 12 to 14 hours a day, and the industrial worker rebels on over 8 daily hours. There are inequities everywhere evident. It seems unfair that a railroad should get more for hauling a bale of cot'on worth #SO than they got a year or so ago for hauling a bile that was worth $l6O. Senator Capper of Kansas is quoted as saying that, “Whei railroads get more for hauling farm products than thf producer. are paid for producing them, it is that freight ra'es are 1 relatively too high.” We believe in laborers getting a fair wage. We believe in unions, but we also believe that a farmer’s time is worth as much We also believe that freight rates will have to fall, even if wages have to come down to make it possible. The Mr, Campbell, refer red to above, in his discussion ot the fr ight rates and railroads bring* out the fact that in the re classification of railroad labor un der Government control men who Jormerly received S6O a m mb were raised to $240 per month; and that comon laborers who got about 11.75 to $2 per day under the Government re claasificiliou were paid as high ax $6 to $7 per day. We submit that this is go ing a little bit too far. When the farmer boys the manufactured product he is ohtrg. ed up with the freight from his (arm to the market, and then (gain with the freight rates from the factory back, to his farm. Reduc 'd freight rules are having some agitation in the press. They deserve more.for diitil reduced, cars will stand on their aiding emp ty, and business remain dull. /Motorcade to the State A AM Demonstration Agent O. C. Bottoms, urges that all farmers and business men who are going on the A & M trip assemble not later than G o'clock A. M. Mon day August 15, at the 'court house. He would like very much to see every one go as all can he taken care of. Meals will be 50 cents each and lodging will be free. The following are furnish ing cars: Abe 'Pidwell, Willie Wilson, Floyd Fulton, Clyde In gram, T M Fulton, A. J. Mayo, J.J. Cooper, J. I* Foster, A. C. Elliott, Tom Walker, I. M Cole, Will Walker. John Harrison, W. R. Milling, H Y. Graham, Mon roe McCowan, Brown Williams, Jim Thomas, B. R Nowell. R C. Stribling, John Holland, Bennie Holland, John Dirnall, Fred Hays, Jeff Gambling, W H Fleming, O. C. Bottoms and others. The Indispensable. It is said there are 00 different ways of cooking potatoes, but that fact amounts to notblng if you are out of salt Money for Farmers We have added anew and es sential industry to better farm ing. Our growth has been rapid. We are bringing more Money To Farmers. Come in and discuss dairying with us. Neshoba County Creamery rLOYD MARTIN. Manner Save Your Back— Easier Cleaning— j Put Red Devil Lye in the water when you mop the floor. Two tablespoonfuls of this lye to the pailful of water b plenty —it sure is strong! Gets cleaning done easier . / than you ever did it with soap and scrub-brush. Easier on your hands and back, too. I Does the work because it softens the water. Loosens I the dirt. Makes grease and grime let go. Disinfects I while it cleanses. ' I Easier Washing— I To each pailful of wash-water, add one tablespoonful M of Red Devil Lye which will make the hardest water M like the softest rainwater. oThen soak the clothes ■ overnight in the water thus wonderfully softened. It saves soap, saves washboard drudgery and saves M the wear-and-tear the washboard causes when you just wash the usual way. Gets things sweeter, M whiter, cleaner. RED DEVlljflf Thia iFt*r-lop i / \ n~i frf Uu you um \t *)■ A. f— -jr v o m \ juat what you lUaUnll V L V W \ c**4 without Made By \X f DMP Wm. Schield CoUttik** Manufacturing Cos., ji CS St. LouU, Mo. Task* SOgood cigarettes for 10c from on* sack of GENUINE “BULL" DURHAM TOBACCO LOST —Shepherd dog, black with white breast, white ring around n. ck, and w hite stripe down its face. If found notify, Will Har dy, liiiladelphia, Miss. R 4, and receive $2.60 reward. 1 p. RURAL REPORTER The rural reporter for the Dem ocrat spent a very delightful three days last weekend with the people of Beat 4. He found the crops in that section of the coun ty very good on an average ami the people jovial regardless < f the discouraging conditions our farmers are lacing. Practically all of the farmers were up with their farm work and were at tending the splendid revivals of which there were three, at Mt. .Sinai, Sant ago and Wheatfi id, Kev. T. J B as preaching at Mt. Smai, Kev, E C Heidiix at Santiago and Kev. Charlie Hailev at Wheatfield, Be was much impressed with the courtesy ol the people whom he visit'd ami takes this method to express hit appreciation. He was accorded welcomes in the homes of Ira Lewis, Richard Watkins* Ever ett Watkins, T. N. Gully, A K. Eowler, J H. Dove, W. J Rivers, jEf\xSRS: Pre-War Prices | AH glasses and adju -tine .ts aiv now being made at pre-war prict s. All my Work is guaranteed. For best workman-hip and service see W. IVI. DANSBV, Optometrist PHILADELPHIA, MISS. | Eat lots of fruit; it L delicious, nourishing and healthful. At oar store you are always snr> of g'tting the very be-e truits and vegetables. We keep them c< til ing in'aily, because onr customers know this and C*nie t<* us for tin m We keep our i-tore cLan and sanitary and what you buy from us is fresh and wholesome, FRESH GROCERIES; LOWEST PRICES. THE ESTES GROCERY GO. I PHONE 166 ' I SOLD BY King Automobile Cos, PHILADELPHIA, MISS. Port Gibson Female College PORT GIBSON, MISS. An Intensely practical Junior College in the healthy hill section between Vicksburg and Natchez, on trunk line of Y. and M. V R. R. Courses in piano, voice, brass and stringed instruments, expression, bookkeeping, stenography, typewriting, sew. ing, cooking, in addition to standard literary courses. Special stress on Bible, Sunday School Teauier Training and equipment for Christian Service, ft For Catalog Address REV. ROLPE HUNT. D. D. Pres’t. G. W. Tidwell and J W. Burt. He found Neshoba Oountv folks interested in the Democra', and added a few new subscribers to the Democrat's growing list. Folks in the country are enjoy ing plenty ol watermelons.peach es and preaching. Even one yon meet makes \ ou feel at home and through t hem you are shown what Neshoba County is really made of. He at rived at Neshoba only thirty minutes behind a small cyclone. The wind was quite strong, sufficiently so to blow down a cotton waiebouse belong, mg to C. M. MeCraw. The .Ne shoba office lias moved to m w quarters and now the Dem ocrats will be delivered two doors up the street Irom the place of tb ir usual delivery. A good rain fell in and mound Neshoba Friday ruining all the “nubbins” by making good healthy eais out ot them all.