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VOL. 51 TALKING WARRIOR Lumber Company WHOLSALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Rough Yellow Pine Lumber M Wholesale Dealers in Dressed Yellow Pine Lumber I Saw Mill 9 Miles South ot Starkvllle on Louisville Road i I Planing Mill at Longview [ TERMS CASH , W. W. MAGRUDER, JR., ROBERT MAGRIJDER M^. Owner. Starkvllle, Miss. - *' - I I r iii 111 htjwtttt—t—m—i—tmmbhh-. • I>■■Mimnwinmma Letter from the Local Ex emption Board to the Citizens of Oktibbeha County. The local board realises after over a year’s work that they have the most difficult and disagreable position that men could be given. This position was not sought by hs, but was put upon us by the tflvernment and we have shouldered the burden and tried to do our duty, feeling that we Would be slackers if we did not dohtltife the work. We folly re tote the responsibility of being Placed iu a positon where we are toe ones to decide that this man tonll go to the army and probably tote his life, and that one shall >tov at horns and continue his usual Vocation, We know that we have toadetaany mistakes and whenever v have been called to our atten lion we have done our best to cor rect theta. At the beglnnl# of the war the to'sing of a large artfjv was sttch a oig and new undertaking that not V'cn the highest official had a clear fr’iiccptiou of what they wanted, hoiftpqucntly then were frequent thauges in the rules regarding betb toa classification and physical re tirements, This caused a great Usui of confusion and uncertainty toe boards frequently were not, tars which regulations were effec tive. Wu now think (be reguia— tioug are to gtaudardiM (hat there will be verv few changes in the future. Anna's classification is based on bis questionnaire and his ques tionnaire is accepted as correct un-,, less some member of the board knows personally of the conditions. n doubtful cases some of his neighbors are summoned before the board, there testimony taken , under oath and classification made ! in soordanoe therewith. The papers j on which the clasifleations are | based are on file iu the office of the | local board and are open to the iu -1 speotion of any interested party. with thesejexcentions! We are not allowed to show the result of the physical examination, and we can not show what a registrant says in regard to the support of his depen-, dents. We can show who he claims are depedent upon him, We invite anyone who thinks k registrant has been improperly classified to call at the office of the board, inspect tbe papers and give Us any information be may have; We especially desire information regarding those of draft kgo who have failed to register or who are engaged in what the governmen t classes as non-productive occupa tion. In the past we have had a nntnberof cases where relistle, responsible oitiseus have signed affidavits which would giVo men deferred classification, and upon being summoned before the board would state that they had not read Igfryitf, wd tbit tbs. MlßeuH STARKVILLE. MISSISSIPPI. SEPT. 6 1918. made therein were not correct. We call upon all good citizens to aid us in the classification of men soon to register. Do not sign any affidavits without reading ihem carefully aud being sure you know them to be correct. If you think we have made wrong classification do not talk about us, but write what you know about the case, ‘swear to it before an officer and (either mail it or give it to the clerk iof the local board Anything re lating to the classsfication of which you are in doult call tbe attention of the board to it and we will sum mon witnesses and make aud in vestigation. Local Boaud,, For Oktibbeha County ' ' ' ' r ;. - Cabbage and Sausage ' Starkvllle Woman’n Diet. ‘ I have doctored with the best doctors in the United States. Some said one thing and some another was ailing me aud all wanted to cut me open, but Mayr’s Wonderful Remedy saved me, so now I eat cab bage, sausage aud anything I want to. Nothing hurts me.” It is a simple, harmless prepa ration that removes the catarrhal mocus from Ihe intestinal tract allays the ii.fiamation which causes practically all stomach, five er and ihttatinal ailments, incluo tngappendicitis, One dose will oofuwice ormoney refunded, Bold bj ill drugguu. lOnthe Spur of the Moment BY HOY. K. MOULTON, The Lady in the Victoria A melancholy case has come un der our observation. It is the case of a man who must, °f course, be naraelese. lie is the driver of one of those dissipated looking, sway backed victorias which plv up and down the avenue-one of those vehicles in which you lie down and sit up at the same time. This man had steered bis aged ship up to the curb wbere|tbe horse could lean against a lamppost and rest, He, the man, stood over against the building muttering sweet nothings to himself,and mop ping his streaming brow with a red handkerchief. We approached and asked if he was in trouble. "Troublef” he said "Listeu; do you see that woman in my victor- 1 ' iat” We looked and saw her— a p<pv-r derbiii woman who filled two-, third*, of the.back seat, - ’ ■ ‘‘l can't make a dollar,'" coty,— plained the man, “I have tp,haul ibat woman everywhere I go. You see, she is my wife. I marriSd’her two weeks ago to get a home, but she makes her home is nry victoria. Bbe Is; very-fjealous add say*’if”r haul any ladles she mast g i atonjf with as. Result is that everybody, thinks 1 have • load tod nobody gets in. I made 64 one aflemon last week when she went to see her mother, but not a cent since.” His story reminded us ot the buglar whose wife wouldn’t let hiiu go out nights, and told him eo. “Love is a wonueful thing,” we added. ‘‘lt has't got anything ou mar rage,” he muttered, “not a thing in the world.” "Come, Elmer,” thrilled the lady in the victoria, and Elmer sp'ang to the high seat, pulled his horse away from the lamppost aud started on his tenth journey up the avenue looking for a fare who would be willing to ride with his .wife. ! Report of short in leather may eventually causa a hardship to several million straphangers in this country. • • • . Kissing through a handkerchief is a war sacrifice. As exciting as a Bevo bun. e • * . ‘ Don’t kiss,” says the New York health commissioner, ‘ and you probaly will not get Influenza.” . V. * •i Huh I The prevention is Voree than tile disease, Holding hands at Oonev manna a warning from the poUicd. ,/! Kissing means a bight in jail, t,- Love is adjourned t*r.the‘du— tatioo ot the war. Ike Liadermao R ported Mining in Action. Mr. L, L, Linderman. of this city reocived Tuesday an ofll oal message from the War Department reporting his son Ike Linderman missing in action. This message, however, is conflicting with a leU ter received by the young man's mother dated just a few days vious to the cablegram, in which he slates that he was wounded and in the hospital, but hoped to be able to join his company in a short time. Young Linderman, who is under the draft ago volunteered at tiie beginning of the war and has been in France in active service for Sometime. The gins are busy ginning cot* tou which is being marketed at a rapid rate. It is thought that the cotton coop of this section will all be in by Christmas Tlure was an advance of about $llOO per hale Bent iird. A Dispatch from Wash' ingtou saysi August was the most disastrous month to the cotton crop that has ever been recorded. The loss in pre propective pro~ daction amounted to 2,482 000 .bales, resulting from the severe drouth. The Department of Agriculture the crop at 11,137,000, toe equivalent of five hundred pound canvass made August 2dih t No.