THE NEWS PRINTING OT. .
THOS. J. WOOD - - - Editor
Entered the Post Office at Stark vllle
Mississippi, as second class mall matter
Published every Friday. Subscrip
on price 91.00 per yean
We are autherlzes to announce the
r ollowlng citizens as candidates for the
respectives offices, of the City of Stark
ville, under which their names appear,
subject to the action of the Democra
J. D. DEANS.
WILL F. PIERCE.
ALDERMAN AT LARGE.
H. 0. DOXSEY.
ALTON BROOKS PARKER,
OF NKW YORK.*
HENRY G. DAVIS,
OF WEST VIRGINIA.
E. S. CANDLER,
OF ALCORN COUNTY.
Every worthy citizen of Oktibbeha
county is, or should be, interested in the
success of the approaching county fair.
The best way to make the fair what i t
should be is to contribute what you can
to the various exhibits. Place on exhi
bition the very best you have, no mat
ter what others may contribute. Too
late when you have seen the fair to say,
“well, I could have done better than
this or that.” Look the catalogue over
carefully, then set yourself to work .to
do duty In a way of contributing what
you can to help out at the fair. You
need not confine yourself to what may
be in the printed lists. Anything not in
the catalogue that may prove of inter
est should be placed on exhibition. 1
shall be very glad to see the horticultu
ral exhibit the very best that has ever
been seen in the county. Help the
managers to make it so. The time is
short. Get to work.
A. B. McKay.
We have several communications con
cerning our County fair which for lack
of space we ere compelled to leave out.
Through courtesy we publish one from
Prof. A. B, McKay and unite in spirit
with him. Through pure intent for
the upbuilding of our county, vre have
devoted some space unsolicited and
hope some good will result. We are
anxious to see a whole fair, full and
complete success. “United we stand;
divided we fall.”
Our Town School.
We are glad to observe that our town
school is prospering. The trustees
seem to be giving more of their time and
personal attention than heretofore.
This is right and proper; it encourages
the principal and teachers; in fact all
patron* and outsiders. Let it be of the
highest standard, this School. It can
be made what we want it to be.
Reports come from different direc
tion that the country schools are doing
nicely. County Superintendent . Wal
lace is winning new laurels every day.
More comfortable school houses is a
very popular idea. They should be put
in a comfortable condition; we all agree
Gov. Yardaman appointed Hon. J. T.
Dunn of Webster county, Circuit Judge
of the Fifth District in place of Hon.
W. F. Stevens, deceased. Mr. Dunn is
a young man of splendid qualities and
a good lawyer. Personally we are very
fond of ti e Judge and are pleased to note
the general satisfaction expressed
throughout his district.
Onr country is fu 1 of young mn
whose salar.e* aie seemingly bar iy
enough to keep soul ad uoUy uigeuier*
and >et who appear in fashionable at
tire, and do society with as much ease
as if eyery month brought lq a hat vest
of baak notes, instead of one of due
Eagle, . ,
Democratic Ex Committee.
The Democratic Executive Committee
of Oktibbeha Gojinty met at the Court
House this day pursuant*, to published
call, the following members being
T. M. Cummings, A. C. Ervin, and J.
B. McCrelght, Beat No. 1.
B. P. Williams, Beat No. 2.
I. B. Henry and Y. A. Pearson Beat 3.
R. A. Upchurch Beat 4.
A. F. Young Boats.
On motion of Mr. Young, A. C. Ervin
was elected chairman of the executive
committee and T. M. Cummings Secty.
The term of the old congressional
District Executive Committee having
♦ xpired, the following gentlemen was
unanimously elected to serve for the
next term; TANARUS, B Carroll, J. B. Hogan,
11. H. Sikes, and I. B, Henry.
In response to a letter from the lion.
E. S. Candler, offering his services to
iho committee in the interest of the
party, the secretary was requested to
reply that we would be pleased to have
Mr. Candler with us on November the
7th to speak to the voters of Oktibbeha
The following resolutions were unani
mously adapted by the committee.
The Democratic voters of the county
are requested to meet at their voting
precincts on Saturday Oct. Bth, 1904 at
11 o'clock a.m. for the purpose of organ
izing Parker and Davis Clubs, to work
for a full vote at the election In Novem
ber and to raise a campaign fund to be
forwarded to the National Committee.
Jt was resolved further, that the fol
lowing be published in the proceedings
of the meeting.
To the Honorable voters of Oktibbeha
The National Executive Committee of
the Democratic party needs money for
the campaign expenses and should re
ceive a liberal contribution from our co
There Is practically no Republican op
position here, and Oktibbeha Democrats
cannot perform their full duty to the
party by merely voteing at the Novem
ber election. They should give all the
aid they can to the work that is being
done in doubtful states and this ale
should be contribution of money. Every
Democratic voter should give willingly
to the extent of his ability.
The Repuqlicau nominee for President
Theodore Roosevelt, stands today the
one menace to the hopes for peace and
prosperity of the Southern people, and
wo should do all that we can to defeat
him. Hatred for the South,who are kin
dred of his own mother, and his practice
and sentiment in regard to the race ques
tion should eompell every democrat of
Mississippi not only to work and vote a
gainst him, but also contribute liberally
to the expense fund in the doubtful
We earnestly urge you to assemble at
your respective voting precincts on Sat
urday October the Bth, as recommended
above and organize Parker and Davis
Clubs, each member of the club to con
tribute to the campaign fund and'to
work to get a full vote out on Nov.
The committee adjourned to meet a
gain at the Court House on Saturday the
15th, of Oct. 1904, at 10 o’clock a.m.
A. C. Ervin, Chairman.
T. M. Cummings, Sec’ty.
On Sunday evening last at 1 o’clock.
Col. W. B. Montgomery, one of the hon
ored and most consplcious characters of
the vicinity breathed his last and his
soul took its everlasting flight to the
God who gave it. To properly charac
terize man, the task should fall to oth
ers abierthan the writer.
Col. Montgomery was born in the
State of South Carolina, seventy-five
years ago last August and removed
with his father’s family to (this)Oktibbe
ha Countv when a mere child where he
has ever since resided up to the dav of
bis demise. His father, Mr.Hugh Mont
gomery, departed this life many, many
years ago, but his mother; Mrs. Iby
Montgomery, died in or about the year
1893, having atlaiued the ripe old age of
95 or 96 years; only"bnc member of the
immediate family surviving, a brother,
Mr. C. R. Montgomery, highly esteem
ed, respected and beloved by all who
know him. He was a graduate of
Princeton College, N. J. a man of edu
cation, great culture and splendid at
tainments. Form, fashion or populari
ty had no Influence with him. He was
a man of strong convictions and still
stronger the courage to advocate a
stand by them. We never knew of a
man with greater individuality and
personality than Col. Montgomery. He
was always right on every moral ques
tion and not a man who took stock in
expediency or policy; theaa had noplace
with liim id dealing with morals and
law; they should .hd,Ujtficaily.,Qogßtrued
and executed and with some, he no
doubt, was regarded as radical and ex-1
treme in his views. Col. Montgomery
never aspired to political preferments.
In politics he belonged to the grand old
party, the Whig Party, before the war
between the States. Since the war he
has been independent in politics, though
most invariably aftllated with and voted
the prohibition ticket. Col. Montgom
ery had been married twice, his first
wife a Miss Gillespie, a daughter of the
late Dr. W. C. Gillespie and the other a
Miss Glenn a daughter of the late W. H.
Glenn, both lovely and charming wom
en and of the most elegant and promi
nent families, whose influence was for
good, of the county. Before the war he
was on,e of the largest planters in East
Mississippi and he and Maj. Morris
McCarthy, formerly of Columbus, Mis
sissippi, formed a co-partnership and
were commission merchants in Mobile
until the breaking out of the war. Maj.
McCarty died several years since in At
lanta, at the advanced age of eighty
years. After the war the firm resumed
business and continued in business four
or five years when Col. Montgomery
returned and devoted his whole time to
ngricultural persuits and embarked in
the raising of Jersey cattle. In this in
dustry he spent thousands of dollars and
atone time he owned the largest Jersey
herd in the South,if not in America.
In this he expended thousands of dol
lars; many of his cattle died before be
coming acclimated, but this did not In
any wise dishearten or discourage or in
any manner divert him from his ideas
or plans. He determined to succeed
and every body knows that he did and
that this county was made famous
through him as a cattle and hay coun
tv. There is no possible doubt about
Col. Montgomery being instrumental in
locating the A. & M. College here In
1879; it Is not a proposition of debate.
This noble and grand institute will ever
stand as a living monument to his zeal,
efforts and many personal and financial
sacrifices. No pile or shaft of stone or
marble can form a greater monument
in perpetuation of his memory and
For twenty-five years he was local
trustee of this College and onlo resigned
the honored and responsible poslton a
little over twelve months ago, because
of the ♦act that he recognized that his
physical condition was inadaquato for
*tho emergency. Recognizing the valua
ble and eminent service of this great
man, the President, 'J. C. Hardy and
Faculty of this great state institution
made the request of the family of the
deceased, that as a mark of high esteem
and appreciation of the life and char
acter of Col. Montgomery, that his re
mains be taken to the College Chapel
and the funeral services there be con
ducted. The reasonable request was
granted and at 2:30 p. m. on Monday
the 27th of September, 1904 Dr. Wilkin,
pastor of the United Presbyterian
church, the church of the deceased of
which he had been a devoted and con
stant member for more than 50 years,
preached the funeral sermon, most
feeling and touching, This eminent
devine was followed by distinguished
personages as follows, in the order nam
ed: Gen. Stephen D. Lee, President J.
C. Hardy, Prof. B. M. Walker, on be
half of the College faculty, D, W. Hou
ston, of Aberdeen, representative of the
Alumni and Dr. H. R. Raymond, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church who had
known the departed from his youth up,
when they were young men; each paid
beautiful and loving tributes to the
life and charrcter of this
llectual and positive man in life.
The Stor e houses of the town and'
other places of business were closed
and all business suspended out of re
spect to the memory of the deceased du
ring the funeral and burial exercises.
After the services were had at the Col
lege, the funeral procession proceeded
to the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery where the
the last sad performed and all
that was mortal of the late Col. W. B.
Montgomery were solemnly and tender
ly laid at rest by sympathetic and con
-Isi lerate friends in the presence of his
immediate family and innumberable
relative and friends.
In testimony of the high regard and
esteem in which he was held the largest
procession ever known or had in this
community was on this solemn occasion.
Such men never die, foe they live in
hearts left behind
We all, the entire community, mourn
the loss of such a useful man as was
The Mississippi corn carnival, pro
f>osed by secretary Blakeslee is a grand
dea* Wo can make no capital abroad
Iby cotton exhibits, for the world has
, long conceded our supremacy hi that
1 line,-but a hay and corn exhibit, such
as we can make and did make at the
New Orleans exposition, will attract
world-wide attention.—Aberdeen Exam*
It is said that the $500,000 been so
long in negotiation have been landed in
Vaults of the State treasury. Gov.
Vardanian on hts return from the
Worlds Fair stopped over at Chicago to
took into tne matter and it seems that
visit had the magic effect of grease;
everything moved like machinery.
Mississippi Alfalfa took the premium
at the World’s Fair over all other States
in the Union in the great contest. We
can do it in other products.
J .O.Gunn has received
his Pall and Winter Kid
gloves in all the popu
lar shades for ladies,
Monday being glove day
they will sell at re
duced prices on that
Ladies, Mens and Children’s Shoes in
ail varieties at Blumenfeld & Fried.
Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Trunks and Val
iees at Blumenfeld A Frieds.
We carry a freih lot of Sour and
Sweet Pickles, Catsups and other Con
Jno. B. Pkrkins.
Go to Mrs. Portlack’s for Belts, Veils
I wish to announce to my friends and
customers that from uowou through the
season 1 will have fish on every Friday
LANDER A CO.
Monday is glove day at
J. 0. Ovum's.
SIOO Reward, SIOO.
The readers of this paper will b*
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been abb* to cure In all Its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is
the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires a con
ttitutional treatment. H&li’s Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby dlstroylng the
foundation oi the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in do
ing its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in its curative powers that
they offer One Hundred Dollars for any
case that it fails to cure. Send for list
Address F. J. CHENEY A Cos, Toledo O.
Sold by all Druggists, 75 cts.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for const! oa
Blumenfeld A Fried have a fine
variety of Gold and Silver handle Silk
For fre?h Canned Goods, Oysters,Corn,
Sardines, Corn Beef, Pineapple, Toma
toes, Peaches, Salmon, etc. at Lander A
It is said that there is a party in this
county who is drawing a pension from
the National and State Government.
We presume it alright, but some have a
curiosity to know the modus operand!.
Dr. Ed. McMullen of Hassle was a
welcome visitor to the city Wednesday
Fof fresh Cabbage, Irish and Sweet
Potatoes and other vegetables call on
Lander A Cos.
The Latest Shades of Handsome
Dress Goods, Silk Waists and Skirts at
Blumenfeld A Fried’s.
The boy and girl who goes to school
to study and learn will succeed. If
they attend foot ball games and the
dances, it is a matter of impossibility to
make any progress. There is very lit
tle accomplished if one becomes expert
In either; they are not the class of peo
ple to take any very considerable part
in the affairs of life. We never see any
of them occupying high places of re
sponsibility, high honor or trust.
Hoi wait for onr County Fair, but
before you go stop by the mamoth store
of Blumenfeid A Fried and get you one
of those beautiful Norfolk Jackets and
Golf Blouses, also a nice Parasol with
the beautiful peart and gold handles.
Just opened at Blumenfeid A Fried’s
a full line of men’s boy’s and children’s
clothing. / -
Blumenfeid A Fried have the latest
styles in suitings the Exposition
bilks. They make beautiful shirt-waist
suits to wear to our County Fair,
Mena, Boys and Childrens Clothing-
Utest Styles at Blumenfelds & Pried.
For good Cooking Apples, Imported,
for 95 cis. per peck at Lander & Co.’s
Call at Mrs. Portlock’s and see all of
the nice new things she has to show von.
Don’t forget Mrs. Portlock’s FALL
OPENING Oct. 6th, and 7th.
Blumenfeld & Fried are now receiving
goods daily; among the lots just opened
are beautiful silks for shirtwaist ,s
and the latest styles in fancy bens, col
lars and buttons. A finer assortment
you cannot find even at the World's
I wish to say to the ladies that I wii
have my FALL OPENING Oct. 6,& 7th.
1 will have some handsome Pal em
Hats to show you. Everyone is cordially
Mrs. M. R. POKTI.OCK.
May Be Weak. One
Person in Four lias
a Weak Heart.
One of the surest signs of a weak
heart Is shortness of breath after exercise.
Tour heart Is not able to pump the
blood fast enough to your lungs.
Some of the other symptoms of Heart
Trouble are: Pains In the Side, Back
and Shoulder; Fainting or Weak Spells;
Dry Cough; Swelling of Feet and Ankles;
Cold Feet or Hands.
No one can afford to allow a weak
heart to go without medicine, because
weak heart means poor circulation, and
poor circulation means weak lungs,
stomach, liver, kidneys, etc.
If, therefore, you suspect heart trouble,
begin taking Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure.
The Heart Cure will do you good, as it is
a splendid tonic for the blood and nerves,
and will revitalise your entire system.
Finally, remember. Dr. Miles’ New
Heart Cure is sold under a guarantee
that the first bottle will do you good.
If &t doesn’t—your money back.
"I was afflicted with heart trouble for
three years. I would be apparently ail
right, and without a moment’s warning
would fall os though shot. The attacks
were frequent, and a terrible dread pos
sessed me, as I never knew when or
where, nor under what conditions I
would be attacked, and whether I would
survive them. I consulted and was
treated by some of the most eminent
physicians of the state. Not finding re
lief from this source, I began taking
Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure, and began
to improve at once, I used ten bottles,
which entirely cured me, as I have not
had an attack for five years.”— MßS.
JOHN DRESBACK, Lelpsic, O.
PVPV Write to us for Free Trial
JTJUsXa package of Dr. Miles' Anti-
Pain Pills, the New Scientific Remedy
for Pain. Also Symptom Blank. Our
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you what is wrong, and how to right it.
Free. DR. MILES MEDICAL CO.,
LABORATORIES, ELKHART, IND.
Mrs. M. R. Portlock is now ready to
show you all of the New Fall Styles in
Ready-to. wear and Tailored Hats, call
and get one to wear to the fair.
Blanks Stick and Fancy Candys.
Jno. B. Perkins.
Read the ad, of Doctor E. S. Head.
He is an excellent gentleman and
c mes well recommended.
You wii] find at Blumenfeld & Fried
the most beautiful assortment of Ladies
Collars, Ties Buttons, Belts, Laces, Em
broideries and Trimmings
Mr. B Blumenfeld has returned from
the East where he purchased a fall and
winter stock for his firm.
The Ladies of the Horae Mission
Society of the Methodist church will
observe “Week of Prayer” Oct. 3 to 8.
An interesting missionary program
will be rendered each afternoon from
4to 5. Meetings will be held at follow
Monday, Mrs. D. A. Saunders.
Tuesday, “ H. T. Saunders.
Wednesday, “ W. W. Magruder.
Thursday, “ J. J. Gill.
Friday, * “ Susie Thomas
Saturday, “ John Henry.
Ladles of all churches cordially in
vited to attend.
For the best Drinks and Pure Ice
Cream try them at
Jno. B. Perkins.
Natures way of healing without
drugs or knife.
B, S. Head
is locoted at Mrs. Mallory’s copporsite
the I. C. Depot. Gail or write for lit
erature. Consultation free.
Just received at Biumenfeld & Fried’s
a fine assortment of Ladies Dress Good,
If vou have never tried Downeys
Chocolates, do so.
Jno. B. Perkins
WHEAT FOB SALE.
30 bushels of Wheat at $1.35.
Wheat ground on corn mill makes
the finest graham known. Try it,
* C* 0% Bardwell^
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