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VOL 40. WILL WATKINS DIES SUDDENLY NSSEI HMT T lERIOim HOSPIIU SAT UNir MORNING Will Watkins died ut the Turner Hospital at Meridian at nix o’clock Saturday morning. Upon the advise of physicians he went there for treat nient Wednesday. A serious stomach trouble made operation Inadvisable and he took a turn for the worse at 4 o’clock, and he died soon after. The body was brought to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon Mr. Watkins bought nut the local •oda water bottling works about six months ago, and though in poor health has been building up an excel lent business. His death came hh a surprise, as ids condition until lately was not thought to be very serious. He was 49 years of age and was born and reared In Neshoba County at Dixon. He Is survived by his wife, and two children, Mrs. .1. C. Tidwell and J. C. Watkins of Fort Dodge, lowa. He is also survived by his father and mother, Mr. and M rs. J. W. Watkins of Dixon, and Andrew Watkins, F. V. Watkins of Clarks dale, A L. Watkins, J.W. Watkins, V M, Watkins; Irble Watkins of Phlla deiphla, all brothers, and two sis ters, Mrs. C. C. Roberts of Dixon and Mrs. Vadie White of Hope. The body was burled in the family lot in the Morrow Cemetery Tues day morning. NESHOBA Mrs. Esther Watkins, of Meridian, is visiting relatives here. luisi, Gully is home from Canton. Mrs. Prlchett and little daughter are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Prickett’s home is in 111. Several of the young people atten ded the singing ut Greenland and Providence Sunday and reported a fine day. The -body of John Pilgrim’s son, Glover, who was killed in the World War, was brought to Neshoba Fri day morning, accompanied by a Sol dier officer, and was buried In the cemetery here Satdrday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. R. L. Breland of ficiating. The United States Flag was carried by 4 soldbr hoys, Hu. bert Henry, Colen Boler, Bob Gully and Lamar Rivers. Active pall bear ers soldier boys, Willie Joe Houston, Floyd Houston, Veil Tidwell, Mar shall Rivers, Tom Gully and Andrew Crenshaw; honorary pall bearers of Union also soldiers, Spinks Still, J oe Bishop, Claude Hays, Willie Howie. After the service and the body had been carried to the grave the flag was lowered and America was sung. There were beautiful flowers to cov er the grave for one who gave his life tor his cooutry. •m ■ m HOUSE A school meeting was held at the chool building Saturday afternoon for the purpose of electing a trustee And teachers. Albert and Mrs. Wilder of this place visited in the home of Mrs. Wilder’s mother, Mrs, Will Steward Saturday and Sunday. 1). Winstead and family visited his •on. Boy Winstead Sunday. Willie Winstead, Mrs. J, J. Saveli and Mre. Bessie and Jewell Winstead made a flying trip to Union Satur day afternoon. Beat 3 singing convention will be beid at Pine Grove Church of this place 3rd Sunday in May. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arch Ridout twins, a fine boy and girl Sunday Ajay 7 th. Dr. Lee Ward, Vet. and Tom Har dy of Tucker were In pur community Thursday. Otis Winstead went to Decatur Saturday to atteud the commence ment to be given at the Agricultural High School next week. Mable Winstead and Fannie Law endar were the guests of Mrs. Chat Pierce Sunday. Bra J. 8. Laird Ailed bis regular appointment at Pine Grove Satur day and Bnnday. Mrs. Myrtle Trnltte visited Mrs. Gertie Wilson Sunday. WANTED— 6000 ladles to visit our •tore Saturday May 13 and Monday May 16, to get acquainted with Miss Walsh, representing Designer Pat : tern Cos. illustrating the Belrobe t method of making dresses. D Kasdan’s Cash Store 1 c BABY DROWNED IN CULVERT IN EFFORT TO ESCAPE THREATENING STORM BABY OF MR. AND MRS HENRY MOORE LOOSES LIFE Marie Moore, the year old baby of Henry Moore, was drowned Wednes day night during a rain storm in a culvert near the house, Mr. Moore, with Ids wife ami four (ihlld ren hear ing the approach of what threatened to be a tornado nought refuge in a culvert in front of their home near Hope. The culvert is a large one, about four feet high, and five feet wide. After the wind Hazel, nine years of age, upon trying to make her escape at the lower ertd of the culvert fell into a hole about nix feet deep, and cried for help. Her father. Henry Moore, who wan holding the baby turned it over to Mrs. Moore and dove in to rescue Hazel, and in tlie excitement and screaming the swiftness of the streom carried them all into tiie hole. Mrs. Moore, thrown in with the baby, lost her hold upon it and It was carried down stream. In the meantime Hazel had saved herself by hanging on to a clump of hushes, and with much difficulty all the chil dren and Mrs. Moore were rescued and taken to the house. The cries of the family brought Joe King to their rescue, and when a thorough search was made the baby was found about seventy-five yards down the stream Its face buried In the sand. 'l'he tragedy occurred about 11 o'clock Wednesday night, and efforts of Mr. Moore and the old er children to recover the baby were Impeded by darkness. The baby was buried at Harmony Church Friday morning at 10 o’clock, the service being performed by Mr. Lain White. Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, of Philadelphia, grandpar ents of the unfortunate baby attend ed the funeral. * STA LLO Mrs. Pea of Noxapater and her children Nettle, Nathan and Everett were the guests of Mr. ami Mrs. J. S. Byrant Sunday. Mr. and Mrs Geo. Luke, Misses Wood and Watkins, Gordon Me Mlliian, Otis Black apd H. F. Stark all of Noxapater attended church here Sunday. Mrs. Luke and Messrs McMillan Black and Stark sang two quartets which were enjoyed by all present. Mrs. Ainia Lee of the Providence community returned from the hospi tal at Meridian Sunday where she was carried last Friday for a slight operation. —■—■—■ OCOBLA Little L. C. Warren has been very sick this week butts improving. Chester and Mrs. Tolbert of Dee mer spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Tolbert’s parents A. N. and Mrs. Thomas. Melton and Mrs. Lundy of Bloom field, spent Tuesday night with W D. and Mrs Bounds. The patrons of the Bldomo Con solidated school held a meeting Sat. afternoon, trustees being elected. Henry Luudy, L. C. Latimer, Roy Carter. A building committee was elected. The three above named Albert Rea and George Bounds Teachers were not elected. Trustees will hold another meeting soon to elect teachers. Arrangements were made for five teachers. We expect to make this the best school In the county. Remember you are invited to an all day singing at Ocobla Church next Sunday bring your 1922 song books. W. D. and Mrs. Bounds spent Sat, night and Sunday with their daugh ter Mrs. Marvin Posey of Spring Hill. Tom and Mrs. Roundtree and little son Jamie and Mr. Ogletree of Forest Dale took dinner with Lewis and Mrs. Warren Sunday. John Carter Is on the sick list. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO BORROW FUNDS State of Miss., Neshoba Cos. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of said county and state proposes at the June 1922 meeting thereof, to borrow SIOOO 00 to pay the current expenses of main taining the Gravel Hoads of District No. one, aud to issue loan warrants fur same In the manner provided by law. Done by order of the Board of Supervisors May 3rd. 1922. I U Pet ty Clerk 5-25-2 Patience, Tolerance and Triumph. PHILADELPHIA, MISS. THURSDAY. MAY 11, 1922 asSMa B -; M%|pP- w.. Wm&BHK .X vA*- jmSt m|' •. I• ■, Wmm iMll I fe •XX; . ■ ■ ■ j .t, ’ * - * ' V SR '■*£>; T' -' - , .JBL B I mk ... CHIEF JUSTICE SMITH ORATOR AT VICKSBURG PAYS BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO MEMORY DF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS Clilef Justice Sidney Smith wwis the orator at memorial services held recently at Vicksburg under the auspices of the Ladles’ Confederate Me morial Association. He paid one of the finest tributes to the memory of those who partici pated tlie tragedy of thettO’s that hns been heard in Mississippi for years. Neshoba County folks are mighty glad to learn that Chief Justlc e Smith has accepted an invitation to speak at the Neshoba County Fair. CHARACTER Our training lu this life begins very early—la fact so soon that we can not remember it. This life Is one great school; and as to what schooling we get in it, depends upon circumstances and en vironments. A normal bJ>y when very young will blink at a bright light or start at a sudden noise. At the age of three months it will discover its hands and play with them; at six months it is able to distinguish its parents, and have an aversion to strangers. Then little by little It be gins to learn the things of life. First it will crawl, then later it will begin to walk. By and by it will begin to say short words, perhaps with a considerable lisp. As the child grows older it will learn many words and their meaning, but there will be a lot of things they cannot understand. In the home before it reaches the school age, many impressions will be formed upon the childish mind. If the parents are refined and use good language, then the child will use good English. It the parents are honest and generous then the child will be like wise. If it never hears any swearing then it will not know these vile words we so often hear in the mouths of bafes. On the other hand If the child Is brought up in an illiterate home, where swearing, drinking, gambling and brutality abound, and where vice predominate, naturally it will follow in the foot steps of its parents. Every child has the right to be well reared. Parents have an important duty which they should not neglect. Parents who are Ignorant of their duty will see by the conduct of their children what they ought to have done. James Copeland, a noted robber and outlaw in Mississippi, In years gone by, was hanged for his crimes. The day, before bis execution wrote a pathetic letter .to his mother with burning words, for not rearing him right. His father had died when he was small. Instead of punishing him for Ids petty vices, his mother upheld him. fPliese transgressions proved to ie the stepping stones to robbery and murder, and that mother lived to see her son*dle on the gallows. Most criminals and robbers are law breakers because they have not had the right parental training. Next to the training of the parents comes the school—the literary school where the things of books are stamp ed upon the little minds. Many peo ple have the mistaken Idea that a book learning Is the only fundamen tal to be had in school. But there are other things quite as Important. There Is a moral training that the teacher should Impart to the pupil that is highly essential to the life of a good citizen. There Is a spiritual training that Is Indespenslble to a person that has a high conception of God and country. Without the two last named training, a mere book education is listless and dead. The teachers of this land have a great responsibility resting upon them. In their hands lie a lot of the responsibility of shaping the charac ter of the rising children; and the fu ture welfare of the nation depends upon the rising generation. At a score of years a person’s mind and purpose is usually made up. Rarely after this age do Impressions come In anew to change the course of an individual. He will be guided by the habits and impressions formed In the home and In school. A good name Is rather to be chosen than great riches. A good character cannot be valued in money. Many a man who Is called rich here, will find that all his millions will not buy him a seat beside his faithful servant In the land where character not gold is legal tender. Parents, teachers and others em ployed In the training and guiding children, should be very careful In the discharge of duty. They should' teach the children to walk circum spectly. They take the children as rough diamonds, and with care and patience should shape their destiny for something useful. For the earthly destiny of these children and their eternal destiny as well depend upon the energy and effort of these train ers.— E. O. Gordon, Union, Miss. E. P. Donald Dresses Up E. P. Donald A Son’s store has been undergoing some exteriorchan ges. Anew awning has been built: and the old tin torn away. The Ira provements add much to the appear ance of the store and Hquare, especi ally when the front has been livened up with newly painted signs. Paint and new lumber are wonderful reju venators, and In this Instance they have been used most effectively. Mr. Donald employed one of the State’s best sign painters to do the front decorating. I KILLS UNCLE 14 TEAR OLD SON OF TOM HANNA KILLS ELIE FREENY -Curtilage, Miss., May 6— “Nig” Hanna, 15, surrendered to officers here last night and was placed In the county jail when he told officers lie hud shot and killed his uncle, Elle Freeny, while tlie man was scuffling with his (Hanna’s) mother. Young Hanna was accompanied here by ills father, Tom Hanna. He is being held pending a preliminary hearing. According to best information oh tuimible, Freeny, who Is a brother of the youth’s mother, was quarrel ing with Mrs. Manna over the loca tion of a laud line which divided 2fi rows of corn. This quarrel Is said to have started some time ago. Young Hauna came up in front of his home and found his mother and uncle scuffling, according to reports. He ran to his mother’s assistance with a shot gun. In the scuffle for the gun which followed It was dis charged. The entire load of shot struck Freeny in the breast and he died instantly. Freeny was about 35years old and leaves a wife and several children. He was u sou of the late “Tumps” Freeny. The killing occurred near Standing Pine. CITY THEATRE HAS BID OPENING The City Theater had Its official opening on Thursday evening. The theater has been closed for more than a month for repairs and as a result Philadelphia has an up to date pic ture bouse. The building was length ened and a modern stage added. The scenery for the stage was all painted by Silvgn Hutchinson, and is a cred it to the talent of this young man. New opera seats have been added which contribute to the comfort of the patrons, while the numerous electric fans furnish breezes for all. On opening night a Douglas Fair banks picture was shown with a Harold Lloyd comedy. Tiie local orchestra furnished delightful music during the evening. D, W. Bridges made a short talk before the pictures were shown. He complimented Mr. Hutchinson upon the improved ap pearance of the theater and com mented on the generosity of Mr. Hutchinson in offering the use of the house to the Twentieth Century and other Clubs of the town. It was a big night and despite the inclement weather a large crowd was in atteu dance. It is the purpose of the manage ment to show only the very best pic tures, and with the cooperation of the people of the town the theater can be kept to this high standard. No Error for Twelve Months The accounts of the Philadelphia agency have proven 100 per cent per fect for a period extending over twelve months, with the total monthly balace sheet for the period averaging approximately #25,000. This Is certainly a record to be proud of, and Agent Lester, with his very efficient force. Is to Is? congratulated. Business at Philadelphia has held up splendidly-during the recent months of depression, cotton being the only commodity not moving, but In the past few weeks several thousand bales of this staple has been shipped also from that point, some of it coming to Mobile for export. G M & N News. The editor had the pleasure of meeting C. H. Fatheree, of Philadel phia, Miss., this week. Mr. Fatheree was lor many years a conductor with the Gulf, Mobile and Northern, running out of Laurel. He still holds his age and says It his drug business at Philadelphia proves a failure he will return to the road. However, Judging by the healthy appearance of. his business, no one now running on the road need fear being “rolled”. G M & N News M. S. C. W. Notice All alumnae of M. 8. 0. W. residing permanently or temporarily, in Ne shoba County are Invited to become members of an alumAae association chapter. If yon are Interested please [notify Mrs. C. I. Franks, Routes, 'Philadelphia. Miss. CHANCERY COURT CONVENES 20 DIVORCE CUES OH DOCKET Chancery Court, May Term, con vened at Philadelphia Monday, with Chancellor T. P. Guyton on the bench. The docket Ik a heavy one In di vorce cases there being 20 of them docketed. The most important of i he divorce cases Is that of Mrs. Ana lad Gam mill vs Paul Gammill. Another important case is that of the Commissioners of the Kentawka Drainage District vs the Good Roads Surfacing Company, and others. ■■ 0 i P. H. S. Commencement Program Friday evening, May 19,8 P M Op eretta, By Music and Expression Class of Miss Ethel Dove. May 21, 11 o’clock A M Commence ment Sermon, By Rev. Dr. Gordon Sraeade, Jackson. May 22. 8 P M— Play— The Aver age Man, By High School Students. May 23,8 PM Graduating Address, By Dr. L. T. Larsen of Jackson. — SCOUT NEWS By Theodore Plalr The scouts met at the Methodist Church April 5, which was their last meeting at this church for the pres ent time. Harrison Drake and Harvey Fath eree were present and will act as as sistant scout masters. Drake will lie in charge of the aquatic department, and Fatheree will be in charge of the signaling and raldo department of thp scouts. Dee Wade, Leader of Patrol No. 2 selected Leonard Miliihg, member of Patrol No. 6, assistant patrol leader to fill the vacancy caused by the elec tion of Early Hutchinson to the po sition of patrol leader. Early Hutchinson, leader of patrol No. 6, selected Cook Wilson as as sistant patrol leader. Scout Master Bridges announced that the town had granted the scouts permission to use the pond. Work will be started soon to drain and overhaul the pond, so that it can be used as a bathing pool for the scouts. The Presbyterian Church will be the next meeting place of the scouts, on May 12. ——■ - LIN WOOD Miss Lucy Nicholson had as her guest Sunday Misses Ora Barrett, Ethel and Mae Martin and Nellie Cumberland. Dan and Mrs. Rhodes visited her father. W. H. Jackson near Sardln Saturday. Miss Ida Rhodes was a visitor in Philadelphia Friday. Misses Lucy Nicholson, Ethel and Mae White were the guests of Vlrgle Conn. Friday. Melvin and Mrs. Breland and little son, Horris Theo, visited his father near Wllliamsvllle. Miss Josie Jenkins of Golden Grove was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ina Bell Nicholson Sunday. George and Mrs. Rucker and two youngest children, Emily Jirale. vis ited their daughter and sister. Mary Watkins, near the Fair Ground this week. HAMBONE’S MEDITATIONS EF You!? A Fo' MAmT" Folks Pon* wanted hear bout yo' troubles But peahs lak it voces 'em goop t hear bout SOME RICH MAN PONE , LOS' A PILE o' MONEY/ NO. 49