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. CLAYTON RAND, Editor and Publisher. Subscription $1.60 A Year. Official Paper for Town of Philadelphia and County of Neshoba. Member of the Mississippi State Press Association, The National Editorial Association and The World Press Congress. Entered at the post office at Philadelphia, Miss., as second class mall matter The Strikers • We were in Meridian the other day. The striking shopmen and craftsmen have Meridian pretty well sewed up. Not many days ago the strikers circulated a sympathy petition. Business men in Meridian were asked to sign this petition as a testimonial that they were in sympathy with the striker’s cause. They signed up, of course, there was little else to do Business men there told us that were not in sympathy with the strike but that they wanted to stay in business in Meridian; the boycott is an effective weapon, and shopmen ii\ Meridian do a lot of baying; Meridian is a railroad town. So these strikers made hypocrites of many of Meridian’s business men; when one’s business is threatened one has little spine left, anyway. So the strikers not only intimidate those who might fill their places, but they intimidate the merchants and busi. ness men that surround them, ft is their determination that their jobs will stay vicant. There has been no violence in Meridian, but we wonder what would happen if a full crew of men were employed to fill the strikers’ places. Unions have served a good purpose. Men have every right in the world to organize. Men with a grievance, or men thinking they have a grievance, have every right to strike, but no one baa the right to prevent another from filling the job he has left vacant. You can talk abwut American freedom till Doom’s day but there is uo freedom iu America as long as one man can knock another in the head for wanting to work, and get away with it Not many years ago America was pretty' much ruled by capi talists. The worker did not get a square deal, and in many in stances he does not get it yet. S mie railroad king, we think it was Hill, in those times, said; “The public be damned.” That day has passed, and today we Americans are ruled by labor. Labor has the upper hand. The miners, the railroad craftsmen and the tex tile workers have sewed up the country’s industries. We were on the verge of an industrial revival. Business was looking up, and these men said; “The public be damued.” The tables are turned. These strikers have some grievances, we have no doubt, but their grievances have not justified the Herrin Massacre, and do not just ify petitions of sympathy. The strikers today, and the ruthless capitalists of yesterday, both, have overlooked an important consideration. They think that it is a fight between themselves. They think that either one or the other must rule, when neither can. The American public is going to rnnr this country, and the American public is neither capi tal nor labor. The American public took a few*kinks oat of capi tal, and unless the Unions of today rid themselves of the radical element'that is fighting for control labor is in for trouble. When labor defies courts and disregards public opinion it is committing suicide. Public opinion is against the draftsmen and shopmen, and since Herrin against the striking miners. The miners had better ask for a compromise and the shopmen had better ask for their seniority rights, take their ten per cent reduction in wages, and go back to work. They cannot win with the sympathy of Meridian, and a few other towns where they spend their money. Old Visitor Enjoys Day At Bloomfield Uncle Jim J. Saxon, of Houlka Miss., father of C. K. Saxon of Deemer, was a visitor in Nesho ba County last week, and had the pleasure of attending the Sacred Harp Sng at Bloomfield Sunday. Uncle- Jim is 73 years of age, and used to sing from the Sacred Harp song book fifty years ago. He was more than pleased with the day at Bloom field. He said that the folks at Bloomfield had it down just as well as they had it down in his younger years. As the songs are sung in some places he thinks the younger generation has put some trills in their interpretation of the old songs tha£ the origin al composers never intended, but he had ouly words of praise for the music, the exceptional be havior (We all knpw Chickasaw is in places rather rough) and the appetizing things to eat that went along with the day’s festiv ities at Bloomfield. The ladies of the community were very thoughtful to see that his plate was frequently filled and he got away with it like he might have fifty years ago after an all day's sing. - We omitted .to mention last week a pleasant call we had on press day from H. L. Whitfield, candidate for Governor. Mr. Whitfield assures us that if the election could be pillled off next month he would be elected. He did not mean by that that they would ever drag up anything on him, but that his announcement met with enthusiasm and next year, ot course, is some months away. On a train some days ago a straw election was held in a smoker, and Whitfield almost carried the whole aggregation. One man said lie would not vote for Whitfield, but that he be lieved he would be elected, he said, Whitfield had been Super intendent of Education, and that the teachers would all be for him; that he had been a successful president of the State College for Women at Columbus, and the women would all be for him, and that he was a Baptist in good standing, and that all the Baptists would be for him. This man was speaking parables. MnS. ARNOLD PUIS COLLINS TO SHAME WINS MINI (DIES II CIRIHUE IN HER CHIRMS DENDNCINTION OF COLLINS’ TACTICS Mrs. J. E. Arnold and Rom Collins spoke at Carthage Monday and the lady candidate took the crowd. Col lins’ supporters (or years said after the speeches were over that they were through with him. Mrs. Arnold said from the plat form that Collins had gone over the d'strict telling that her husband’s mother bad been a aegress. She told Collins that she would eat any court decisions that be could pro duce to that effect and then with draw from the race. Collins pro duced copies of depositions of neg roes, and Mrs. Arnold said that these depositions were by negroes who afterwards admitted on cross examination that they had been him) to commit perjury. Iq which case Mrs Arnold says that the Judge said; “Martha Arnold appeared in bis court to testify in her case and no tice was taken of her appearance, es pecially as to her hair. He said that if there were no other evidence In the case than that of the complexion, hair, and general physical features It would be conclusively established that the principal claimant, Martha Arnold was not a negro, and that no person who was so dark In com plexion and whose hair was so straight, long and black, could pos sibly be a negro or, have any negro .blood, and that her every feature and Announcements For Office For Circuit Judge * G. E. Wilson : x For Congress sth Congressional District Mrs J E Arnold For Supervisor Dist. 1 J J Phillips F A McAdory T W Jay roe N E Herrington physical condition proved conclusive-* ly that she was an Indian.” Mrs. Arnold said in her addrese that her husband’s mother, whom Ouilins claims was a negress died three years ago and was buried In the city cemetery for whites In Me Alester, Oklahoma, after she had Jived there for thirty years. She said that her husband was a Mason, Lodge No. 21, AnAcostla, Washing ton. D. C., That he was a Woodman of the World, Camp 533 Ardmore. Oklahoma, and that lie was ordain ed as a preacher in the Calvary Bap tist Church, Washington, D. C. She charged Collins of being a traitor to Masonry In his efforts to bring Into 111-repute and eternal disgrace the wife and child of a Mason. She also charged Collins-with being a traitor to America and her Allies In his sup port and sympathy of and for the German Government. TRUSTEES MEET The County School Association met at the Court House Tuesday lor one of the most profitable meetings of the year, Clyde Stribling, Brown Williams, p R. 0. Peebles and State Supt. of Education W. F. Bond spoke. The proceedings will be covered in next week’s Democrat. Demonstration We have arranged with the H. J. Heinz Co*, and the National Biscuit Cos., to hold a demonstration of their products at our store next SATUR= DAY, JULY 29TH. The purpose of this demonstra= tion is to show to you how good the products of these two companies are. There will be a complete display of each Company’s line at our store on that date. The products of these two com* panics have been on the market, for many years and .no doubt aimo'st every one knows more or less about them, but we want you to come and get better acquainted with these QUALITY goods. You will miss a treat if you fail to come for we are going to give every one that comes in our store something good on that day. Yours for better QUALITY and SERVICE, The Estes Grocery Company TELEPHONE 166 R. S.-=-The Quality of these two Company’s gqods like the service of Estes Grocery has been and STILL IS the standard bearer. Cali us we are always here. m m" 111 ci 6 arettes They are • GOOD! |o* Bg> adt Cigarette and Save Mowy SPRING HILL Mrs Mary Posey wn surprised Sunday morning when her children and grandchildren all came In to celebrate her sixty third birthday. They brought full baskets and Ice cream and all enjoyed the day. CUude Faulkner spent the week end with relatives and friends here. Miss Dollle Smith of Gulfport is visiting relatives friends here. Misses Ida Harmon, Birtle Sims and Jimmie Simmons of Deemer visited in the home of J E Gipson Sunday. Misses Jewell Johnson and Elsie Gipson spent Monday with the Misses Hollands of Tucker. Grady Gipson spent Saturday night In the home of Walter Smith of McDonald. Jessie Wells and family and Mrs Betty Posey have returned from Wayne Cos., where they have been visiting relatives and friends. Mrs Florence Brown of Bold Springs is visiting her sister Mrs LlxzleGlpson. Ovett Gipson is spending the week with his grandmother, Mrs Molly Brown of Bold Springe. Andrew Sikes Is a guest in the home of G H Sharp. Jim Deweese, and daughter Myr tle, attended services at Mt Olive Sunday. SPEAKING DATES CONGRESS MAN ROSS A. COLLINS - * — Wednesday Aug-2 Neshoba 10 A. M. Beech Springs 3 P. M. Dixon 8 P. M. Thursday Aug-3 Litchfield School House 10 A. M Hope 3 P. M Jobnsonville : 8 P. M Thursday Aug 4 North Bend 10 A. M. Philadelphia 3 P. M (Advflrtism*nt) 1c r ¥ * You Owe It To Yourself ■ To save your money. , A stipulated sum should be put aside pyery week or month for this purpose, and the de posits made regularly. The most successful men are those who maintain thrift ac counts, and who add to them constantly. • Can you afford not to succeed when you may, if you will. Bank of Philadelphia . (Deposits Guaranteed) PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI HAY TIME I SEE US FOR EITHER McCormick or Deering Mowers and Rakes Genuine I. H. C. Repairs and Cycle Grinders % White Bros.Hdw.Co. PHILADELPHIA Best At Right Prices... " When You Buy Groceries You Demand the BEST at the RIGHT PRICE. WE HAVE IT. TRY PHONE HO .v s '' - ' i' . H. C. BLOUNT’S GROCERY^ f . • ‘V**V # V • ’ *■' V.* . V Singing Notice ’ The Nchliolui Comity Kinging *m)ljv. , citiou will meet with Providence Saturday and Sunday July 29th and 80th Every body Invited to come and bring 1922 dong hooKe and full bask et*. Emma Burton Sect. v George Pettis inviteil Messers G W. Mars, M. C. Posey, A. J. Patterson und J. C. Stribling out to his home on Tuesday for 'a watermelon feast. Six melons were cut all weighing over 40Ibs each. Then served a fine slipper. Reiults were the whole crowd was to haul home.