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THOS. J. WOOD - - - Editor.
Entered the Post Office at Starkvillc,
Mississippi, as second class mail matter
Published every Friday. Subscrip
ton price SI.OO per year.
FREE TUITION to ALL in Harris’
Business College, Jackson Miss.
Judge E. O. Sykes, district
attorney Goe. T. Mitchell and
court stenographer Houston
Wood came in on the 9:20 a m
train Monday. The Judge came
with the avowed intention of hold
ing the May term of the court,
though he had been the recipient
of a large petition from the citi
zens of the town and country, and
and numerous letters, urging a
premittal be granted on account
of the backwardness of t he farm
ers with their agricultural work.
The judge stated to the large au
dience the substance of the aoove
facts; that he appreciated very
much the reasons assigned, but
that it was very important that
the courts should be held when
ever there was business upon
the docket as at this time here.
He indicated that he would be
pleased to have the sense of the
large meeting of the people pres
ent and after he had finished his
remarks, Hon. Thos. J. Harpole
moved that a citizen’s meeting be
had, and Hon. R* P. Washing
ton was made chairman, and
Hon. James. W. Norment, secre
tary. Capt. H. T. Saunders, T.
J. Harpole, Col. Simon Fried,
Hon. Jas. W. Norment and Mr.
D. A. Saunders spoke along bar
monious lines for preterm it tal:
their arguments were so forceful
and convincing for their conten
tion that no one said anything to
the contrary. It was unanimous
ly decided that the pretermittal
should prevail. The Judge
then thanked the meeting and
told the people that he would
make known his conclusion by 12
o’clock. He confered with the
district attorney, members of the
bar, the officers of the court .and
others, then he announced that
that the term would be preter
mitted. So every body should
be ready for the next regular
November term; there can be no
excuse then. We are with the
-people who spoke out unanimous
|y; that if there ever was a time
for such an action, that this was
one of the times. The people
feel very, very kindly towards the
court and others connected for
seeing their way clear to grant
the request. We hope that all
will work out for the best.
Everyone seems satisfied, though,
as a matter of course, those hav
ing business in court feel that
they have been inconvenienced,
to put it mildly.
The first judicial district is
fortunate in having a good judge,
a practical man and he himself a
planter and knows the conditions
Some of the finest strawber
ries that we have ever seen have
been grown by Mr. John B. Per
kins right here in town. Every
body who can, ought to plant one
or more acres for next year for
the market. Great quantities
have been shipped from Durant
here and sold for 20 cents per
Miss Kate Brown, an attract
ive young lady from Yazoo City
is the guest of her cousin, Mrs.
Lelia Richerson.
Mr. Rosco Shropshire left
Monday morning for Sallis,
where he joined his brother on
the rail road work.
Several of our men spent Mon
day in Starkville expecting to
attend court.
Mrs. Jennie Dabbs, Misses
Eva Davis. Maggie Sullivan,
Sallio Bevill, Messrs. Dabbs,
Rosco Shropshire and Ray Tay
lor attended Memorial at Double
Springs Friday. They reporta
nice time, and plenty of dinner.
Mr. Clint Hunt left Sunday for
Starkville where he has a posi
tion as book keeper,
Mr. Hugh Rowland and Miss
Eva Davis, teachers of our
school, left for their homes
Monday—Walnut and Water
Valley. We will miss them so
much. They have been with us
for eight months and have
made many friends who regret
to lose them. They have taught
us one of the best schools we
ever had here. We hope to
have them again.
Mrs. Maud Barron and two
children of Aberdeen are visit
ing relatives here this week,
Mr. Walter Shropshire spent
Sunday at home.
Mr. Jim Hannah of Jackson
spent a few days of last week
with homefolks.
Opening of the New Thebes
At a cost of three and one half
million dollars and three years’
time, the new Cotton Belt bridge
over the Mississippi Rivea at
Thebes, 111., was opened to traf
tic April 18th.
Ten years ago the construc
tion of such a bridge would have
cost probably a million dollais
more. The Thebes bridge being
a combination of the best points
of the three accepted styles of
bridge engineering, is unlike
any other in this country, and
improvement of method has
materially reduced its cost. The
plan involves what is known as
the fixed, through and cantilever
spans, and the bridge is as sub
stantial as it is possible to make
it is a double track structure
and its location is a particularly
fortunate one. owing to the high
bluffs on each side of the river
which obviates the necessity of
the usual long approaches.
The bridge consists of a con
tinuous steel structure of five
spans. The central, or channel
span is 671 feet long; the two
spans on either side of the chan
nel span are 521 feet 2 inches
long; the two end spans 518 feet
6 inches long; the two fixed
spans on either side of the chan
nel span are 75 feet high be
tween centers of cords; the sus
pended spans are 55 feet high
between chords at the center; the
distance center of trusses is 32
feet. There are approximately
14,000 tons of steel in the struct
The six main piers supporting
the steel superstructure are
founded on bed rock. The total
height of the structure from the
bottom of the lowest foundation
to the top of the highest point
of the superstructure is 231 feet.
The bridge is approached{|at
both ends by concrete arches.
There are five 65-ft. arches in
the East approach and six 65-ft.
arches and one 100-ft. arch in
the West approach. The con
cret in the approaches is of
Portland cement. * Its total
amount is estimated at 35,000
cubic yards. The road bod on
both approaches is double trsck,
ballasted and 85-lb. used v
The total length of the bridge*
proper, Includidg concrete ap
proaches, is 8,807 feet. The to
tal length of the entire construc
tion, including earth approach
es. is 4.7 miles.
The completion of this bridge
does away with the Cotton Belt’s
car ferry transfer at Thebes,
and will enable passenger trains
to make an hour quicker time
from St. Louis to Texas. It will
shorten freight' schedules five
The Cotton Belt has spent
$350,000 in terminal improve
ments at Illmo, just west of the
bridge on the Missouri side, and
owns all terminal facilities and
track connections on that side of
the river.
This bridge puts the Cotton
Belt at the front among the im
portant lines from St. Louis to
the South-west. The manage
ment will at once inaugurate a
new fast freight service between
Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and
St. Louis. Through freight
from St. Louis to Texas will be
delivered in much shorter time
than has ever before been at
tempted. In anticipation of
heavy traffic, the company is
preparing to double track the
line from the river to a point 60
miles west. The fact that the
Cotton Belt already has the low
est grade line to the Southwest
and has been newly laid with 75
and 85 pound steel rails will
make this road a vital competitor
for Southwestern business, and
is certain to make a strong show
ing in future earnings.
There was a large crowd of
people from the country who
were here to hear the Hon. John
Sharp Williams speak in behalf
of the Cotton Growers Associa
tion. He made no display at
oratory, but his address was
well delivered, very entertaining
and most instructive. We con
sider that the burden of his
speech was in telling the people
to diversify their crops and make
everything at home possible to
be consumed. In other words
our people ought to recognize
the fact that corn fed to steers,
hogs and other animals will
prove profitable —have the cot
ton as a surplus crop. Mr. Wil
liams is a large planter of the
delta and he is of the opinion
that if the people would de
crease acreage ten per cent, that
it would be sufficient to meet the
demands and the desired aim.
He would not ask or advise a 25
percent reduction.
Bridge Notice, Steel and
Notice is hereby given that I
will on the first Monday in June
1904, at public out cry. at the
door of the Court House in
Starkville, within legal hours,
receive bids for building a Steel
bridge across Noxubee river on
the Betheden road at Morgan’s
I will also receive bids for
a Steel bridge across Sand creek
on the Mayhew and Starkville
road. Specifications for build
ing said bridges by J. H. Wel
born, County Engineer, are on
file at my office. The Board re
serves the right to reject any
and all bids.
W. W. Edwards,
Clerk, B. of S.
Dr. H. R. Raymond will at
tend the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian church which
will convene on the 15th inst. at
Fortworth, Texas. No doubt it
will be a pleasant trip for him,
aside from business, as he once
lived there before removing
This year in connection with my i uftflceh 1 ? am
making a specialty of dealing in G men Hid es.
Wool, Feathers, Purs, Tallow, Bee’s Vrwf, hie I
can and do pay a better cash price for anythin gin
this line than anyone else in Starkvi. ’lo. Budng
your stuff to me and get what it is actu ally w orth
in cash. Dealers in surrounding towns and ct un
try are invited to write me for pricesl }
freight charges on all shipments*and ma! ke pre ni
pt returns.
The only house in Starkville making a s pocialty
of this line of business.
r _ t
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Don’t Fail to Subscribe fo r Bob Tay
lor’s Magazine.
Hon. A. A. Montgomery was
made chairman of the Cotton
Growers Association Monday
that was addressed by Hon. J.
S. Williams; he appointed
Hons. W. W. Ma£ ruder and R,
P. Washington a committee to
escort the distinguished speaker
to the stand and was introduced
by the former in a most pleas
ing manner.
Mr. Hermon Roberson, of
West Point, spent Saturday and
Sunday with his fathers’ family,
Mayor Deanes. He looks as
natural as if he had been here
all thedime. Like all West Point
ers he says that his town is
growing perhaps more rapidly
than any other town in this sec
Miss Muggie Spencer was
married at Valient, Indian Ter
ritory, on last Sunday to Mr.
Lee Johnson. Mr. Johnson is
to be congratulated on his good
fortune of having won the heart
and hand of this fair and accom
plished young lady. Miss Spen
cer was very popular here where
she was born and reared and her
many friends congratulate her
and wish her a life of happiness
and prosperity, in which the
News most cordially unites.
Foreign Missions next Sab
bath. H. R. Raymond,
Rev. J. W. Dorman, of Colum
bus, spent Saturday, Sunday
and a part of Monday here the
guest of his daughter, Mrs W.
W. Scales, Jr. He preached
here at the Methodist church in
the morning; Rev. H. S. Sprag
gins was engaged in a protracted
meeting near Kosciusko. Mr.
Dorman is the presiding elder
for this district and formally
lived here where he is very pop
ular and much beloved—he is
a good man and a good preacher
and feels very much at home
among us.
Miss Sadie Holliday, of Stark
ville, spent Sunday in West
Point as the guest of Miss Annie
Peyton Cottrell; Miss Holliday
was returning from Columbus,
where she had been attending
the celebration of the anniversa
ry of the Peyton Literary Socie
ty at the I. I. & C. —Dixie Press.
John Sharp Williams says that
he has little patients for the fel
low who says; that if the negro
leaves this country, “that he will
follow; that he is a good umbrel
la for him.” Bishop Turner of
the African M. E. church, advis
es that they emmigrate to the
dark continent, the home of the
fathers and endeavor to build it
up and enlighten them; make
use of what they have acquired
in this country—that this is the
white man's country*
Mr. P, K. Whitney the State
finoncial agent for the Associac
tion did not have a good chance
to present his claims, for after
the speaking of Mr. wiTUiams the
audience thought all business
was transacted. The announce
ment should have been made
that he would present his claims.
No doubt the response would
have been more generous in con
tribution, though he succeeded
fairly well. The fanners and
the people are intensely in
earnest about this matter. Don’t
forget to do your own thinking
while others are thinking for
you; you will have to do your
own labor, for you will not find
others to do it for you, not even
for money, now.
It is said that Hon, John Sharp •
Williams and Governor James K.
Vardaman are open and pro
nounced candidates for the>
United States Senate; provided
that Senator Money will not be a
candidate to succeed himself*.,
We have always, and more so in
the last few years, heard a great
deal of talk about money being
used and employed in politics./
Money seems a very prominent
factor in the suggestion of the?
two honorable gentlemen for the;
United States Senate and there
is no attempt to conceal the
Mr, Walter Page is now a citi
zen of West Point, and is con
nected with Uncle Sam’s postal
service since free delivery has
been installed there. Walter is
an excellent young man and we
wish him much success and hap
piness in his new home, we
don’t like the idea of giving up
our good citizens, but we have
always acted neighborly with
and been very generous towards
our neighbor town.
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Louisville, Ky., June 14th— ,
16 th, 1905.
Low rates will be made by the
Mobile and Ohio R. R., and a
special train will be run from
Mississippi and Tennessee sta
tions if there will be enough
passengers to justify. Call on
M, & O Ticket Agents and
make your arrangements.
$5 00,0 00.0 0
To loan at 7 per cent interest.
Less than SIOOO, 8 per cent interest.
Terms 5 years with privilage of 10>
Bell & Daniel, Atty
H. T. Saunders, Insoector.
No. 243, Accomodation 7:3fra. m.
No. 293 Local Freight 2:05 p. m.
No. 204, Passenger 7:20 p-m.
No. 291, Local Freight 8:40 a. m.
No, 241, Accomodation has coach.
No. 303* makes connection at Durant*
mltk nortk and south train*

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