EAST MISSISSIPPI TIMES
The Meridian E*>r-
The gr’T est exposition evor given
in the country is the Mississippi-
Alabama Fair, V’hich has been in
progress His week at Meridian.
The ex', i Lion of Livestock and
Poultry has never been excelled
even by the Tri-State Fair at Mem
phis, the State Fair at Jackson, or
the Alabama State Fair at Birm
The citizens of Meridian put
money behind the enterprise and
erected magnificent buildings one
at a cost of SIO,OOO. The manage
ment inaugurated a liberal and
judicious campaign of publicity
and they “Had the goods behind
All th railroads running into
Meridian recognizing the fact that
the Meridian Fair was going to be
an attraction worth while, put on
special trains that brought the vast
crowds into the city in the morning
returning at night so as to enable
people living along their hues to
spend the day at the Fair and
return home at night.
On Wednesday there were over
18,000 people attending and the
crowds were increasing daily when
last heard from.
Another thing about Meridian —
every citizen was a committee of
one on hospitality, and the stran
ger, as soon as he came within the
gates, was made to feel welcome,
and at once caught the spirit of
gnietj’ and good fellowship that
pervaded the very atmosphere. As
one of Meridian’s most fair and
gifted writers expressed it.
“There’s a sort of magic brewing in the
There’s a rush, a bustle, going every
There’s a sound of whistles blowing.
There’s a stream of people flowing,
Onward—where! Gracious! don’t you
Why, the waving colors show it;
It’s the big thing of the season —
The Mississippi-Alabama Fair!
Oh! the crowds are gaily coming to the
The Times congratulates the
people of East Mississippi upon the
great achievements accomplished
by the Mississippi-Alabama Fair at
its first opening, it >s going to be
a potent factor for years to come
in developing our resources, and
every Miss',ssippian should feel a
just pride in this laudable under
taking which has been organized
by the citizens of Mississippi’s
great and growing metropolis.
Circuit court convened Monday,
A grand jury of representative
citizens was empaneled and up to
the day of going to press a large
number of bills had been returned.
A few minor cases were disposed
of Monday and Tuesday, after
which the trial of Al. Freeman,
c targed with criminal assault upon
Miss Sherman was called. Owing
t) the prominence of the parties
and the gravity of the charges-, this
case has elicited the greatest inter
test, not only locally but abroad.
The greatest difficulty was encoun
tered in securing a jury, and after
Exhausting the two regular juries
inan.vl citizens were summoned and
jit wai late Thursday night before
.twelve men could be qualified to
: The case is now in progress and
. by order of Judge Carroll it will
conducted behind closed doors,
the general public being excluded,
and for the first time known in the
*ifcisto>’y of criminal cases the Press
'Also came under this order.
Thd jury is composed mostly of
business men of iStarkville whose
names a representative of the Times
was unable to secure on account of
not having access to the court
room at the time of going to press,
D*. J. O. Sessorns wlio has been I
spending seyeitfil weeks, at the Cen
tral Hotel ieft onr city Tuesday for
Texas. is an Optorn-.
etrist whouttSerstand? his business
: proven by fitting - glasses sktis
flletory in .several very difficult
-flfcses. He is a Christian gentle
.rnan and does honest work. In 1
the absence of Pastor Jordan Dr.
Sessorns preached an interesting
sermon on the Bth, which was
highly appreciated by those who
Ocular Defects In Artists.
It was said of the late Edwin A. Ab
bey that 14s nearsightedness had much
to do with his close attention to de
tail, one of the characteristics of his
art. An Illustrator who does work
In blacl: and white, speaking of Mr.
Abbey’s conscientious drawing In of
details, wondered how much ocular
defects accounted for certain aptitudes
of well known artists.
“A cynical person told mo the other
day,” he said, “that he half believed
every impressionistic painter was
nearsighted and drew what he saw
with his glasses off. it sounds sen
“And consider me. lam completely
color blind. I cannot even tell blue
from yellow, a falling which Is rarer
than red-green color blindness.
“Yet I would not see colors if I
could. When I draw, you see, I put
In precisely the effects I get In nature,
and they tell me that shade gradation
Is the chief merit of my work. 1 lay
that to color blindness."—New York
When They Fined the Servants.
There must have been n servant
problem even in the specious times of
Elizabeth, if we may judge by a list
of rules drawn up by a baronet of that
era for the guidance of his domestic
helpers and recently brought to light
by an English writer. The baronet
evidently liked his house kept in order,
and if it were not made absolutely
spotless on Friday after dinner every
body responsible had to pay three
pence. He liked punctuality, and six
pence was the fine for meat that was
not ready at 11 or before for dinner
and at 6 or before for supper, while
the table had to be laid half an hour
before those times, on pain of two
pence. Oaths were a penny each, and
it was equally expensive to leave a
door open which was found shut,
while to teach any of the children any
“unhonest speech” was fourpence.
The fines were duly paid each quarter
day out of the wages, and with fine
vagueness the baronet winds up,
“They shall be bestowed on the poor
or other godly use.”
The Doctor’s Revenge.
It is always a pleasure to hear or
read of arrogance rebuked; hence this
little tale, which might be headed "The
Doctor’s Revenge.” An elderly lady
whose characteristics entitle her to
the present name of Mrs. Portly Pom
pous had a pet monkey which suddenly
became 111. She had the assurauce to
send for a prominent physician to
treat the little beast. When the doc
tor was Introduced to his patient he
was very much enraged, but he did not
betray himself. He took the sick mon
key’s pulse and asked the usual ques
tions. Now, In the room was a little
boy, Mrs. Portly Pompous’ grandson.
The doctor approached the boy, exam
ined his pulse also and then said sol
emnly to the lady: "Madam, your two
little grandchildren are suffering from
Indigestion. Give them only light food,
with plenty of exercise, and they will
come out all right.”—Boston Tran
End of the Honeymoon.
It was along toward the waning of
the honeymoon that this dialogue took
“Are you sure that you love me as
much ns ever?'’
“And you will never, never love any
“Is there anything you wouldn’t do
to make me happy?”
“Nothing within the bounds of rea
“Aha! I thought so! You have be
gun to reason. The honeymoon is
over!”—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
When Beecher “Hollered.”
Coming home from the morning serv
ice one Sunday Drd Beecher threw
hlmselfe oii -a lounge end said in a
tone of deep dejection, “I bOlieve that
was the worsj sermon 1 ever
preached? 1 One 6f his daughters pro
tested that she had seldom heard him
when, he was more energetic. “Oh,
yes,” was the Impatient reply, “when
I haven't'anything to say I always
“Why do you have those glass oases
with the ax, hammer, crowbar and
so forth on these cars?” asked a trav
eler on the railroad going to New York.
"Oh, those are put there In case any
one wants a window open," replied the
facetious man.—Youth’s Companion.
Mrs. Ascum-P.ut why didn't you
buy the material if yott liked It? Mrs.
Nurich—The salesman said it wns do
mestic dress goods. Mrs. A scum—
Well? Mrs. Nurich—You don’t suppose
I’d wear anything meant for domes
tics, do you?—Philadelphia Press.
Why He Didn’t Pay.
“I have bet a silk hat with that man
five times In the last year, and he has
never paid me one of them."
“That so? I didn’t know he was in
the habit of breaking his tvord."
"Oh, he Isn’t. He won the bets.”—
P When Women Vets. -
i Mrs. Church— Well, how did you voje
today? Mrti>Odtham—l didn’t vote at
all. There were only two women can
didates, and one of them said some
thing uncomplimentary about my hat,
and the oilier one never noticed my
hat at all!—Yonkers Statesman.
The three things most difficult are
to keep a secret, to forget an Injury
and to make good nw of loisur#.
ilBSMiti 1 fflfetewiaßMßEßi
I Cave Up Hope I
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*1 ly troubles,” writes Mrs. M. D. McPherson, from Chad- I
I bourn, N. C. “They grew worse, till I would often faint
I I could not walk at all, and I had an awful hurting in my ii
i’l side; also a headache and a backache.
, I I gave up and thought 1 would die, but my husband i|
B urged me to try Cardui, so, 1 began, and the first bottle ||
helped me. By the time the third bottle was used, 1 could I
fl do all my work. All the people around here said I would ii
fl die, but Cardui relieved me.”
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; i 'woman’s sufferings, and making weak women strong and
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I like Mrs. McPherson, to tell of the really surprising results ||
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Special Bargains During Court Week.
j S It’s a Good Time”
WAISTS TO LOOK AT THE
skirts New Fall Styles
NEW and get n idea as to what
DRESS GOODS are t 0 st^ e
leaders, and begin now to
NEW make up your mind in re-
UNDERWEAR ear( * to New Clothes
you will want to buy soon,
NEW You'll find us, at all times,
SUITS glad ®h° w tbe New
shoes New, Distinctive Styles
NEW that are certain to please
COATS you are now being shown.
SWEATERS |Rossoff’s. I
Special Bargains During Court Week.
v ■uv sau xu
'!' For your protection, Mrs, House*
The One Writing Method of handling accounts.
With each purchase, out customer receives a rale slip showing the goods purchased, the
pnce of each article and the balance previously owed all looted up. With the McCaskay System
YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOU OWE
. Your account cannot grow over night _ You always have the opportunity of checkingeach
Item from your sale slip to saw that everything has been delivered and that the price of every
item it correct.
I .ifTO*'' 6 •I'pt' o !')®* 10 each customer. File the alip in this holder, the last slip at a
glance will tell you v/htrt you owe. By preserving these slips you will have the urns record of
your account as we,
AND IN THE SAME HAND WRITING
We snail be glad to etplaln The MeCashey System to you*
D. A. CLARDY.
<320 acres laud, southeast of
Starkville. Improvements. Price
$12.50 per acre.
- • IT. A. Bkat-i'ih,
1 Chamberlain's (idle, Cholera
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the best known medicine in,use
for'the relief nnd ; cure of bowel
complaints, It cures griping,
diarrhoea, dysentery, and should
be taker* at the first tin natural
looseness of the bowels. It is
equally valuable for children and
adults. It always cures. Sold by
i Attacks School Principal.
A severe attack on school prin
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ha., is thus told by him “For
tnove than three years,” Tie wi-lt'es,
“I suffered jndcscribable torture
fdm rheumatism, liver and atom*
uch trouble and kidneys. All
remedies failed till 1 used Pleetrlc
filters, but four bottles of this
Wonderful remedy cured me com
pletely,” Much results are com
mon. Thousands bless them for
curing stomach trouble, female
complaints, kidney disorders, bil
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vigor. Try them, Only 60c at
Everybody admires beauty at all
times, but especially so just now. Every woman likes admi
ration and she cannot be blamed for making herself as beau
tiful as possible.
You nevrer saw so many helps as there are at our store and
theyfare permanent helps too, for they contain no harmful
ingredients which are sure to have an injurious effect sooner
Asa few reminders we suggest : Talcum powders, toilet
soap, toilet water tooth powder, tooth paste, cold cream, rice
powder, nail polish, shampoos and a host of other dainty ac
cessories so appealing to the heart of every woman.
Our Quinine Hair Tonic is guaranteed to cure dandruffr
SVIER JEWELRY CO.
STARK VILLE, MfS?.
How different yop fee! carrying a
good, bright lantdrn into the barn
at night than when you have ftolgo
prow>ing around in the dark, i J
It is nearly as bad when ypu have one that smekes'and
mak'S a dlnwlipht, that is-hard to and that blow^ttut
easily- e ;c( pt when you want udput it i-ut>
OUR lanterns as well as all artir’es for the stfeblekmd
home are the best ma le and still at veiy reasonable
NO TROUBLE TCj SHOW GOODS. \
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‘ STARXVILLE, MISS.
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Rl'Cssihg, Cleaning, Repairing, ahd Laundering
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