Under Editorial and Business Management of J. H. Ivy
& STURGIS, MISSISSIPPI. SEPTEMBER 23, 1921.
Mr. 18. J • Dotson and wife
reached here last week just one
vear to a day from (the time they
left here in their ear for an over
land trip to California. They
went through Arkansas,
Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Ne
vada on the northern route wnd
returned byj the southern route
through Arizona, New] Mexico
and Texas. They report a delight
ful trip of over fourteen thousand
miles. One of the pleasing fea"
lures of the trip was the courte
sies shown auto tourists.throughs
out the west by the people of
the towns and cities and along the
highways Many towns provide
free camping grounds with water,
andj other conveniences. They al
so report the highways to be in
fine condition. They took
of time going aud retuaning, stop
ping at all places of interest, aud
have much to tell that is both in
structive and entertaining.
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The services it the Presbyterian
church last Sunday were amended
by an unusually large congrega
tion. The sermon delivered by
Rev. H. Y. M.’Oaleb was inter
esting and ustructiye and much
apprecated by his hearers. Our
community is very fortunate in
hiving Brother McCaleb, a man
whose life’s purpose, like St. Paul,
is to serve his felluwman.
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Messrs J. J. Cults, Robert Phil
lip-, H. 11. Barron, Clarence
West and the editor of this! De
partment yissted Starkville Mon
x The base ball game was played
earlier this week on account of :he
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Mss Lucretia Brown visited
home folks here Saturday and
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
W. A. Langley. Pastor,
First Bundav. preaching at Mt.
Airy at 11 o’clock and at Big
(Jreek at three o’clock. Sabbjth
School at Mt. Airy every Sunday,
at ten o’clock.
Second Sunday, preaching at
Sturgis at eleven and eight o’clock.
Sunday School every Sunday at 10
o’clock. Prayer services every third
week ou Wednesday night at eight
Third Sunday, preaching at
Bethel. Sunday School every
Sunday at ten o’clock.
Fourth Sunday, preachLg at
Pleasant Bill Sunday School ai
ten o’clock every Sunday,
Meets every Friday night on or
before the full uioou in each month.
B, Y. McCaleb, W. M.
. J. B. Ivy. See’tv
Special Club Rates.
The Vardanian Weekly and Earl
Missississippi Times. The price
of both papers is sil 50 year. I
will make both papers to you tor
12.75. This t flier 's for only e
limited time. See me at once be
fore the offer is withdrawn.
J. B. IVY,
Mgr Sturgis Dept
A ; ' SEE
H H. BARRON
The Taxi Man
When You Want to Make a
trip and when hungry come to
my Cafe, everything fresh and
up-to-dati*. ■ r 4 t x
1 also sell the Creshest ami
Hassled Fancy Groceries.
Once a custoiußP.alw a cus
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The Boyd Gararge is about
completed and will soon be ready
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A number of our citizens will
attend the Vardaman rally at Jack
son on the 29th inst,
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Mrs. J. D. iQreen, and little
daughter. Frances Stone, are visit
ing Mrs. Green’s parents, Mr, and
Mrs. Robert L, Hannah this week
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The Sturgis Methodist Sunday
School is progressing nicely and
has an enrollment of about forty
grown people and seventy children.
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The Radcliffe Chautauqua will
be here Saturday of this week.
(This makes the third summer lor
the Chautauqua to visit our town.
Deputy Sheriff Me.Kie was here
Tuesday and Wednesday, search'
ing for some of the prisoners who
escaped trom jail Monday night.
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Mr, and Mrs. 0 D. Quinn, of
Malone, Miss., were here this week
visiting Mr. Quinn’s father and
mother. Mr. and Mrs. A. h Quinn,
Our school is progressing nicely
with au enrollment of about 275-
We have a good faculty of teachers
who are making a great success
with Rev. J. G. Cooke, superiu
The Honorable J. E. Rankin,
our efficient aud faithful represeta
live in congress, paid our com
munity a short visit few days since.
John Rankin has quite a lot of
friends here who were glad indeed
to see him and will accept his
coming as an evidence of his
appreciation of their friendship,
. Rub-My-Tism cures sores.
| Sturgis Cash Qorcery |
S STURGIS ; : MISS H
n Large Stock of Everything Fresh K
H Goods sold at 8
H Close Prices for Cash
CARTER & JACKSON (
For Bargains on any Dry Goods in our store. e have
a full line of staple (foods.- We sell the Duck Head brand
Overalls at a price that anyone can afford to buy them.
GARTER & JACKSON
FOLLOW THE CROWD TO OUR STORE
For High Quality hut Low j§
til Priced Merchandise-
I ROBT. L. HANNAH & CO. ji
J STURGIS, MISSISSIPPI II
Now that the cotton and othe'
crops are leing harvested business
is nicking up with our merchants.
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Visitors are always welcome to
Sturgis. We are never too busv
to welcome “the stanger within
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From the number of commercin'
travelers that visit us daily, one
would judge Sturgis to be a good
Some of our citizens are ah ead'
begioing to discuss county politics
and the men and women who will
offer for the ollices.
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The fishing season is about over
and base ball gam as will soon be
closed for the season. What are
we going to do about it?
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At a regular meeting of t.he Ma
sonic Lodge lust Friday night the
meeting dates was changed to tlje
Ist Saturday night in each month.
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The Sturgis community is going
to produce some fine porkers thre
season and us our corn crop
is fairly good we will enjoy 1 ‘hog
and hormeuy’’ this winter.
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Mr, Ledbetter is having a let
of real valuable work "done at his
home, such as building chicken
houses, cow barn, pasture fences
and everything that go to make
a home comfortable.
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Le*s all get together and work
to improve Sturgis. We have a
good citizenshin of (Jod-feaiing
churohvgoing people, as fine a set
of business men as any oilier lown
in the country, a good school atd
all we.need area few m ue business
enterprises and a few more good
farmers to cultivate our surplus
lands. Lets get these and male
S nrgis the town it ought to be.
By MARTHA MACWILLIAMS, ,
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t-'-l. by McClure Nuwsii&pvr Syn.Ucute.
When one Is frankly lil'ly-and some
thing, with no beauty parlor mitiga
tions, it appears she might reasonably
escape any suspicion of vamping, oven'
though appearances might ho against
her. Mrs, Frances Lane was firmly
of that opinion—and facts disprove It.
In this wise;
She was not impressive—tlijn, al
most whlfetlj, indeed, with ash gray
liair and skin like aged rose leaves,
she was yet sonighow distinguished—
possihtv because of eyes which con
tradicted the hair, refusing to he old
or even elderly. For the rest, she had
good taste, good manners, modestly
sufficient .Income, rather a pretty wit,
and a very kind heart. Twenty years
a widow she might several times have
changed her name and estate to great
worldly advantage. That she had re
frained spoke no exceptional constancy,
to the dead—rather a whimsical joy
In ordering her life strictly according
to her own pleasure.
Her position was so assured. She
refused to lie “In society"—society!
even with the capital letter often
entreated her to come out and play
with It. Such times as she went.'
swathed and HI my, she never played
wallflower —if she danced rarely it
was of choice, not necessity. She pro-'
ferred dinners (o dances for several
reasons, Hut had vagaries of choice
’among them. The Windsors, for ex
ample, sinfully rich, old and even close
friends, found It next to impossible
to have her at their big gatherings—•
becauso she knew they would
"feature" her—and she loathed being
featured. A great man, you see, had
said after encountering her, “She is
the most amusing person In all New
York." After that, she might have
Jemmy Possessed Himself of Her
had a fine, indirect retainer from Ihe
Windsors to keep on lielng amusing—
hut Ihe role did not In the least np
peal to her.
Power abode with the Windsors—
social, political, financial. They could
make or break-—and. being kindly,,
loved making better than breaking.
So Mrs. lame, who never pulled wires
for herself, felt no compunction
against bringing them in contact with
the young Marshes, who had come
from the provinces, bringing letters to
her from her husband's people. An
engaging couple—well bred and good
to look nt. Ambitions, too—Jemmy
nt the law, with a slant toward poli
ties. Lncilla at her art —a very fipe
art of cookery. They could he helped
by the Windsors, .Mrs. Lane decided.
If they could meet she could feel hap
pily quit of responsibility for them. At
the small dinner she gave for them,
asking only the potential patrons, with
Judge Benton to balance herself,
things went so beautifully It was with
a light heart she accepted Mine. Wind
sor's invitation, not to a grand spread,
but to a particular and Intimate dinner
that meant much more.
Judge her dismay when Jemmy
appeared In that state of amorous
inebriety that will make love to a
broomstick, provided It wears a pet
ticoat. The Marshes were next to
last arrivals —she stood walling for
the tartly escort, the Judge, when
Jemmy possessed himself of her
hand, kissed It and said, with a lan
guishing glance: “I've been living
for this all day." She understood—-
he would ruin everything unless she
threw herself Into the breech, sacri
ficed her evening and kept the noor
spud from making a pretty spectacle
Judge Benton was coming fo claim
her—she gave him an entreating look,
laid her hand upon Jemmy's arm and
steered him safely toward the feast.
There, by dint of woman's art, she
managed to keep him decently quiet
and so to maneuver that after dinner
he did not leave her.
More thap once she sent soul wire
lesses to Ltlrllla, bidding her keep
heart. Lueilln was dumb and dull.
She wotild hot Join the pair, do what
Mrs. Lane might, nor show the least
Interest, In anything or anybody else.
Mrs. Windsor was less obdurate. She
had stared faintly with purced lip
throughout dinner, but when Frlem
Frances drew her within range oi
J tan ft fMCloitlni tongue made Wui
tell stories of back home in a voice
that was music's own, she thawed vis
ibly. Enough to mention the opera
and hop box though quite vaguely,
i Even nightmares end, so did tlds
dreadful evening. Mrs. Lane, her
fact* I.ot at thought of it all, nodded
ito her image saving: “Never again.
I am forever done with good deeds)
l tired of suffering for my virtues. As
for the Marshes, I wipe them off the
She meant It. but fate had a trick
of rewriting slates. Next day but
°ne. I.ueilla ail hut forced her way
In, white and drawn of face, her eyes
red with weeping.
"I —have— come to —to give him tip
—to you.” she said without prelude.
“I am going hack -as soon as possible.
1 will give him Ids divorce—”
“Explain, please,” Mrs. Lane de
manded in her great manner. Lu-
ll In wept totally. "You—you cm#
face me and say that—when you
have -more than my II I fe,”
she howled. “And I trusted you—
thought you were safe- and obi.”
"I am,” said Mine. Km urea, sup
pressing a smile. Then, by dint of
eross-oxniniiintlon that would have
been creditable to Judge (teuton, she
got at the truth—Lueilln had taxed
Jemmy roundly with his “Infatuation”
—he had smilingly admitted her
charge—having fori I fled himself afresh
with a long drink of Windsor Scotch
in the dressing room. Then laughing
loudly, he had hidden his weeping one
not to he' a fool—the combat thick
ened—after two hours of It he had
whisked out, slamming die door hard
behind him. The rest was blank si
lence and emptiness.. I.ueilla had
stood It as long ns possible, then de
scended upon the home-wrecker to
shame Iter with her own magnanimity.
"I’m going to leave a letter to him —
with you,” she said at the end. “I
don't want to make trouble for him
at the office—and 1 know In* won’t
eome—home—gulping over the word
—“unless you make him.”
Mrs. Lane no longer fell like smil
ing. Indeed, there was a ehoke in hep
throat ns she asked: “Couldn’t you
see (he state he was in? And that I
was Just playing safe for both of yon?”
“Ibit —you swapped Judge Henton
for him —I heard tin* other women
talking how. strange It was—he Is such
a eat eh, and everybody saying you’ve
tried to cabli him,” I.ueilla said ob
stinately. “Maybe—you couldn’t help
It —either of you—hut oh. oh, I wish
I could d—die right now.”
Half an hour nt the phone brought
results. Judge Kenton took the ease—
he had seen enough t need scant ex
planation. lie rounded tip Jemmy In
great shape, routing him out of the
hotel where he was drowning his trou
bles in many hours of solid sleep—
which had washed away all memory
of his emotional lapse. So when lie
was brought to Lueilln “like torrents
from a mountain source they rushed
Into each other’s arms.” And let us
hope they lived happy ever after.
FALLEN FROM HIGH ESTATE
Unfortunate Stag Well Knew He Was
Not in Condition to Be
Leader of Herd,
Two i>f ns ww resting In the shade nt
the end of portage, Inking In the
loveliness of the clear mountain lake
before ns, when with not a rustle of
the herldage, out popped a deer Into
Ihe shallows, not fifty feet from where
we wore silling. It was a three-year
old slag, his antlers stIH In velvet,
thick and cumbersome, although they
should have been scofiring and harden
ing at that time. Such a miserably
ragged, thin and forlorn specimen he
was. Kvldenlly he had been badly
injured In some way, one shoulder and
leg dragged badly. We watched him
drink and saw him walk oft slowly
across the sandy bottomed little hay.
and Into the alder swamp on the oilier
side. He was perfectly dispirited, and
not greatly In love with life Just then.
'‘He has pulled down his (lag, poor
chap," 1 said l> my companion as we
resumed onr normal breathing after
Ids disappearance. “Did yon notice
that he did not show his white plumed
tallV" "Wall, why should he?" said
ray friend. “Yes, why should he?" I
answered. “He Is no leader to he fol
lowed now. Not for him to signal
'l‘ress where yon sob my white plume
gleam,' for he Is no safe guide to does
and fawns In his present condition.
Evil Conditions In Morocco.
The sloth and misery existing
among the men of Morocco strike one
on every hand, and a correspondent
of the Associated I‘ress during a re
cent tour found evidences everywhere
of the depths to which the natives
have sunk. The men, for Instance,
despise labor of any kind for the pur
pose of making a living. They think
It good, however, for their womenfolk,
and see no Inconsistency In harnes*
Ing their wives to beasts of harden.
At night the men sally forth to rob
In the neighboring settlements, for
they seem Incapable of shaking off
their Inbred love of theft,. Many of
them. It Is said, would murder a close
relative for a silver coin, and It Is cer
tain that, even In circumstances of
the utmost peril, they will go on thiev
Mrs. Bacon—Who was that man
who Just called?
Mr. Bacon—Oh, he wanted to sell
me a preparation to make ray hair
Mrs, Bacon —But doesn’t he know
enough to take his hat off when he’s
talking to a gentleman?
Mr. Bacon —He knows enough not
to, my dear. The fellow’s as bald
as a billiard ball—Xonkers Buies
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SLEEP IN CHURCH
“Forty Winks” Under Happiest
, Idea Seems to Appeal With Consider.
I able Force to Writer in Louis
Cool. cavernous. nell-rentllaied.
cushioned rlmrelu's arc tint* pliuv*- a
wliU-h lo snatch 40 winks of si
Hut f*r the disposition of mean nit
cured persons to speak unkindly of
one who sleeps in church the Invtta
lion of a Louisville minister to sleep
in his church during his sermons
miylit jam the building Sunday morn
ings. making sleeping in a pew as
comfortless as sleeping three in a
11 lose who are not sensitive to un
kind. unchristian, criticism enn en
joy sleeping in church and going home,
as ihe pastor says, "refreshed and
declaring the sermon and the theology
in itself 1h the supreme
realized experience of the average
work-ridden, worry-bitten, dog tired
human being, declan\s a writer in the
IsUllsvllle Courier-journal. It pro*
vides alt of tin* refreshment of the
hath without the labor of tubbing and
rubbing. Sleep In more recount rue
lixe than a drink, and it Is an anti
toxin. whereas the drink may be. now
adays, cold poison procured by
The poets, many voiced, silver
tongued, have smitten (lie lyre and
Ming die delights, the uses, the magic
o| sleep. The philosophers have point
ed out to the weary, to the disillu
sioned, the "poppled ways of sleep."
Sleep paroles die prisoner whoso
days are spent in penal servitude and
"hose nights are s| N ‘ii( in a cell, mak
ing him us free and as light-footed as
Sleep suspends the life sentence of
the man who Is in die clutches of In
curable Illness and beckons him to
the ruddy experience of youth and
jhe jilted lover sleeps and knows
the happiness of love reunited.
Ibe bankrupt sleeps and experi
ences the dignify and the power flint
wenllh showers with barbaric hand
upon die merchant princes of the gor
geous west, along with pearl and
The widow, gray, bent, old, child
less, a victim of poverty and Innell
ness, sleeps and Is again the bride
whose slippered feet are at the gated
“Sleep” Is found, In any hook of fa
ml In r quotations, between "slander”
ami “slavery,” from bodi of which It
provides respite, and next to “smiled,”
near “Kolllude” and “song,” and “sun
shine.“ Hut It Is found nowhere in
happier elrenmsianecs than in church,
somewhere between die announce
ment of the text and die pronounce
ment of the benediction, for sleep's
caress upon the eyelids of the weary
fulls more softly and sweetly when it
comes “like Diana's kiss, unasked, un
sought,” than when it responds to such
advances as getting into night-clothes
ami Into bed.
Sleep in church Is at Its beat when
die church Is made of logs and stands
In a wood The preacher Is long
winded. The squirrel barks, the blue
jay chides, die leaves rustle outside
(he windows. As the parson I bunders
out dammit ion in mid-discourse the
meat of the argument goes to your
wakeful neighbor while you “eat In
dreams the custard.” Even In town,
with die Jangling noises of the streets
invading die odiflee, there are rare
sweetness and solace in the nature of
■ minister who Invfles the weary to
come to the church and enjoy a nap,
for which he promises, generously, to
provide the lullaby.
ALARM CLOCK INSOMNIA CURE
At Least, Broken Timepiece Coet Tbi*
Young Man Some Good Hour*
"You may llilnk," said ilia young
man with the spectacles, "that I lie pur
pose of mi alarm clonk Is lo wake one
up. Hut I've discovered Hint an
alarm clock la used to enable one to
"I don’t see how yon make that
out,” returned his companion, accord
ing to. the New York Sun. "I know I
use mine to wake me up."
‘That's what I thought until this
week," said the bespectacled youth,
“but now I know different. It was
this way. A week or so ago my alarm
clock was knocked off the bureau,
and ns no self-res|a*etlng clock can bo
expected to stand (bat sort of treat
ment, It refused to work any longer.
Oh, well, 1 thought to myself. I can
get up without an alarm.
"My getting up time In 7The
first morning wllhaut the alarm I woke
up at six o’clock. I looked at my
v.-ntch and then turned over for an
other snooze, Hat the thought sud
denly occurred to me that I might
oversleep. So I lay there tossing
about until It was lime to get up.
"The second morning It was 5:15
when I first opened ray eyes. I tried
to go to sleep again, but every five
minutes or so I would wake up with
| a start and look at my watch, fearing
I had slept too lone,
j "Tills went on for almost a week.
' and every morning I would wake up a
| little earlier. So yesterday In des
' iteration I bought anew atarm clock.
I'll have to live on beans till next
| pay day, but It’s worth It. Hast night
I I had my first good night's rest sine*
my eia tyrjt W A _
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