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rmil.lSHKll l!V— --THE NEWS PRINTING CO, THUS. J. WOOD - - - Editor Kntor*‘<l tTost Oftiop at Starkvtlta. Mississippi, as second class mall nmii**r Published every Kridav. oubsciip ton price 81.(M) per year. board of supervisor*. J U LY TEUM. The Hoard of Supervisors of Oktibbeha County met in regular session on the - day of July, l9<>f,. Petition by J M Arnold et a 1., asking that a certain road i>e de dared a public road, continued from June term, was grant'd. Saul road to be constructed with out cost to the coum.V and upol* completion o b ■ declared a public road with J oiks Nickels as over seer, and ine bauds jruni ibe Ar nold, Hartness and J I) Nickels places a.vsigbed to it. The Clmk was authorized to odvenisc h>r bids loi contract to build bridge across. Parker’s, slough, same to be It t at th e August term ol lliis Board. A A M.)ii gomery and J A van adßwere appointed to inspect the oadlenear Morgan s Mill and re— IbguAtanexi term of this Board. Tax Assessor E A Buckner submitted the land a id personal assessment rolls which were ex amined anc tiled, to he acied upon at tiie next term of this B >arcl, when ail parties seeking adjust men is will be heard The Clerk was instructed to advertise for bids hr contract to build a bridge across the slough in Coton’s lane and on across old run of Triincane on Starkvilie & Houston *road, same to be let on Is: Monday in August next Petition of H C Love et al ask ing that a public road be opened near Bilhe Williams’ and run north to the (J . eenshoro road, was continued to the August term. Petition of J W Dawkins et al , asking that a sio( k law be grant ed in Secs 31 & 32, T 17, B 13, was continued until August term. Petition of J Q Wells et al. ask ing that a slock law be granted in Sec 29. P 17. KM, was contin ued until August lerm. Ordered that the ass ssments made for back taxes stand asses ed against the part ies as appear on the list, which is appioved and tiled with the Chancery Clerk TREASURERS RERoRT. To the Honorable Board of Supervi-oi e of Okt ibbeba County : 1 submit below a statement showing the total cash on hand at tiie close of business J une 3U: COMMON COUNTY FUND. Bill last report * Uj 003 00 Hal on hand this date o 439 83 SCHOOL FUND. Hal last report.. * $ 3 403 49 Overdrawn this date.. 131 1&8 COURTHOUSE BOND FUND Hal since last report.... $ 2 391 79 Hal on hand this date $ 1 999 137 PUDLIU KOAl) FUND. Hal last report S 4 19 1 83 Hal on hand this date 4 200 .*4 PENSION FUN D. Hal last report 4SI 2o Hal on hand this date 2.U 2o SCHOOL INSTITUTE FUND. Hal la&t report 27 Hal <>n hiind this date 122 03 SIXTEENTH SECTION FUND. Hal since last report.. .. $ 1 911 34 Hal on hand this date 2 157 04 Total cash on hand this date §l3 003 29 Respectfully submitted, W. T. Noums, Treasurer. Stark vi He, Miss., July 2, 1900, The following accounts were allowed and old *red paid: Town of Maben, road lax rel’d I 133 00 G D Barnard rect- ipt for sh’ff. 34 9. McDMdiwain feeding prsn’rs 11 lu j S Wallace, sal as supt of ed 01 91 J J Giil act vs court House ... 90 H kt ** “ “ 44 .'. . . 1 00 JL, Martin “ *' k ‘ 30 Yaetcs & Wallace “ 3o Turner & Pierce “ 4 50 Caldwell & Lampkin “ 0o J H Smith & Cos. Ice 20 Sa’lie Johnson, pauper 2 CO Beolie Nabors, pauper 2 00 Hettie Templeton, pauper.... 4 00 Crow Allen, pauper 4 00 Winston Smith, pauper 4 00 J E MoCreight, keeping ph.. 88 0() H P Washington, lumber 0 <2 CalJwell & Lampkin, nails... 2 Jo Jake Nelson timber 1 ->0 Alex Heed, lumber 4 0g C B Malone repairing bridge Oo Hutchenson& West, lumber.. 3 1)0 r p Reed, lumber •> y n D H Cox, working road 30 o 0 Geo. Parker, building brd’gs 35 00 Geo. Parker, working roads.. 29 00 Win. Butts, reparing bridge 1 00 U L Eondren, building bridge 13 00 Berry Davis, building bridge •> 00 A S WolTonl, building bridge 10 Willis llallin building bridge 4o 00 \ K Pulgliam. lumber 19 40 .1 a od.un. building bridge.. 33 •. \V B Harpole, causewaying . 12 Ob T’b M usual nil waecus for ihe Board and officers wftm allowed. W. W. Edwards, Clerk. GOOD CROPS. Wash Johnson came in with his span of horses and took us out to see his crop Tuesday morning. Wash is a real blpck and had the misfortune of loosing one leg many years ago About G years past lie purchas ed 80 acres of land from Judge W. H. Reynolds in Trim Cane botom. Th rough t ract ihe stream of Trim Cane creek meandered. Not so now; it is to the West of it This land he promised SIO.OO per acre with interest at 10 per cent from date per a mam. Ho paid it out last fall. It was cov ered with the heaviest of timber. He now lias about GO acres clean ed. We believe that we can say without contradiction, that there is not a finer 80 acres of land in Oktibbeha County. This is say ing a great deal. He lias about JO acres in corn and with reasonable seasons he will make 50 bushels to the acres, and about 25 acres in cotton as promising as the best in the sec tion. H e has a good framed house, barns, etc. Has a good span of mules, two tine mares and 3 mule colts. Not a sprig of grass to be found in either his cotton or corn. Wash’s pleasure and delight was to show us the tine crop of corn growing on Mr, C. E. Bun tin’s place. He says Mr. Bun tin’s place will grow anything. Mr. W. H, Reynolds owns a tine place and has a good crop on it clo*e by. We have about concluded that there is no' belter land t o be found anywhere than on Trim Cane and Bywy, the Mississippi Delta not excepted. Wash is about 50 years old. his wife is 48 and they are the par ents of 16 childeren, ail blessed w.th good health. It is unuec ( e-sary to say that he is a good farmer, industrious and a good manager; be is all that. Ho has old meat on hand, 8 hogs to ki 11 this winter; tine milch cows and plenty of milk and butter. He is polite and proud of the families of former owners; for he and his wife belonged to the Cur ry old family. He does not use whiskey. He remarked that it was too costly to use, if for no other reasons.’ He has been a subscriber to the News since we became con nected with it and reads it. There are a few other good ne gro managers in the County, but to see what this poor one leg man has accomplished ought to be eu c mraging to many white and black whose opportunities seem-, ed most favorable. Wi* must not forget to thank Wash and his wife for a large quantity o f vegatables and a quart of tine honey. PRANK STATEMENT BY FULTON S FRIEND. # Says There Was No Politics in Board s Action. When Governor Vardanian branded the only specific alleg ation against him in the effortt to make a mountains out of mole bill, it shrank to its true propo tious —leaving behind only the usual bad of false and shal low plots and practices on the public crednalily. The frame was so transputmtl v men iacious and malicious that it was sur* to tall of its ()vv ll mileuuess such accusation, from such accusers, did not even require the Gover nor’s denial. The only possible embarrassment or hurt they might work was on Professor Pulton and the ininoriiy of (ho board of trustees, whom the anti- Vardaman newspaper syndicate professed to chain p ion. O n t heir account, the following com municalion written by one of the, said minority is reproduced from the Commercial Appeal.* “A great man, Chancellor Ful ton, severs his connection as chancellor of a great institution, the University of Mississippi. It is but natural Hint such an oc currence should occasion com ment, but I deplore the dispo sition on the part of many <>f the well meaning friends of the chan cellor and the University to im pugn the motives o f the mem bers of the board of trustees. The occurrence, and the facts leading thereto, when rightly un derstood, do not. in my opinion, reflect discredit upon Chancellor Fulton. He has contributed the best that is in him to the upbuil ding of the University, and per haps no one man has done, or will do more for the University than he. Its prosperous condi tion today is largely the result of Chancellor Pulton’s able and un selfish administration. “Hut while this is so, it was the well considered opinion of a majority of the board that, for reasons largely beyond the chan celior’s control, he did not posess that degree of confidence of all the people wnich is necessary to enable the University to accom plish to the highest degree the full purpose of its existence. The others fell that the ambi tious youth of Mississippi are en titled to tlie best in educational advantages that the land afford. And it is the purpose of the board, if possible, to provide for the University a chancellor who will combine with a pleasing and strong personality, scholarly at. tainments and executive ability second to none in the land, and under whose administration the University will accomplish even greater results than heretofore. Such men are exceedingly rare, and it may be that a man supe rior to Chancellor Fulton in all these respects is not now avail able, but honest, earnest and well directed effort is now being made to find such a one. These are the facts as I understand .them, and I believe that this was the motive that prompted the board in accepting the resigna tion of Chancellor Fulton. Ibe lieve in fairness. It is unfair to Gov. Vardanian and the other members of the board to chai*ge them with political motives in regard to their action with refer ence to the chancellorship. The vote in the board was not along political lines, and I believe that the board of trustees of the University, to a man, are desir ous of subserving the best inter est of the University, without fear or favor Gov. Vardaman is not on the board of trustees and makes no such pretentions. He does not dictate to them, but does present and argue his views. It has been my pleasure to agree withhiminthe main in regard to the policies of the University. It will at least give sincerity to the foregoing for me to say that I was in the minority in the vote to accept Chancellor Fulton’s re signation; and further to say that I am not responsible for Gov. Vardanian being pn sident of the board, as 1 did not support him for Governor. Hut he has made the state of Mississippi a good governor, and 1 am fairminded enough to bestow honor where it is tlue. “The retention of Prof. Fulton as lull professor of one of the most important chair.- of the U- Diversity, by unanimous vote ol the board, is sufficient evidence of the esteem in which he is bald as an educator. The matter has been sufficiently, published: let us drop the curtain and let this be the last, if not the best say. F. C. Holmes. Hernando, Miss.” There is a manly candor in Mr. Holmes community that, com mands our admiration. Wa cannot concur in his claim that Chaiiaellor Fulton “is a great man.” This is a question to be settler! by comparison, and mem ory carries the editor of the He rald back to the Oxford student days when the state University was presided over by that learn ed man, who was a great college educator and administrator, mea sured by any standard —P. A. P. Barnard. Prof. Pulton is, how ever, an earnest, honest gentle man, and most capable for the position assigned him. No man has the interests of the Universi ty of which he was first honor graduate, more at heart. The Herald is glad to learn that lie will anew prove his devotion to his alma mater, by can tinning in its service. And that while he is assigned to a less prominent position it is one of scarcely less responsibility dignity and honor. He is to oe congratulated on his removal from frictions and clash es; that did not begin in Varda m a n’s administration. —Vicks- burg Herald, Buy a farm, young man. No matter how small it may be, buv a farm and prepare it so that your laud will make you a living twenty years from now the man that owns his farm will be inde pendent and will have at his command the means of a lively hood. The expansion of manu factoring cannot go on forever and there will come a day in this country, as there has in others, when the supply will exceed the demand and the only absolutely sure occupation will be farming. Buy a farm while one may be had. —Ex. Candidates for office in this state will have to put up the cash for announcements, plat forms or articles written in their mtersts if they expect to get space in the Democrat-Star, the “Qld Reliable”.—Pascagoula De mocrat Star. The above is well said and at the right time, Captain, and The Progress had adopted the same rule, which will be rigidly adher ed to. That man is not living who can buy a line of editorial in this paper, but when the copy is furnished, it is just as legitimate to advertise for a politician as for a business man. Our rates for reproducing platforms, articles, clippings etc., are reasonable and may be had on application. have paper bills, printer's salar ies and other bills to meet, and it is strickly a business proposi tion with us. Eupora Prog unl I IQTFR’S Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets A Busy Medicine for Busy People. Brings Golden Health and Renewed Vigor, A specific for Constipation, Indigestion. Diver and Kidney troubles. Pimples, Ec*eipa. Impure Blood. Bad Breath. Sluggish Bowels: Headache and Backache. Its Rocky Mountain Tea in tab let form. 35 cents a box. Genuine made by Hollister Drug Company, Madison, Wis. GOLDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE s. J. WALLACE, Fire, Life, Accident and Tornado INSURANCE Office in Court House —Sup!. of Education’s Office. STARKVILLE, * MISSISSIPPI. DR. I. fJ. SAXOX, Ifkal £statc Agent, GULFPORT, - MISSISSIPPI. REFERENCE: ANY HANK IN GL’LFI'oiiT [ can give you Good Bargains. Lots on Easy Terms. Wiley N. Nash, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Miea. Office east side Courthouse Square, Drl A. A. Wofford, * DENTAL SURGEON j* STARKVILLE, MISa OtSjdb in Operahouse building. James W. Norment, LAWYER (Office next door to Halbert Hotel) STARKVILLE, MISS. Will practice in all the courts. Money loaned for private parties vUb Ottt charge. B. FRANK BELL, JR. Q. ODIE DANIEL Bell & Daniel, LAWYERS. Will practice in all the courts. Money to ioau on real estate. Tern* easy. STARKVILLE. MISS. J. W. Eckford, _ PHYSICIAN and SURGEON ‘ STARKVILLE, MISa ®w wlSmS* TIME OF TRAINS AT # STARKVILLE, MISS. ] East Bound. No. 41 leaves (daily) 10:10 a. m. No. 43 leaves (daily) 4:25 a. in. West Bound. No. 42 arrives (daily) 12:20 p. in. No 44 arrives (daily) 6:25 p. in. The Georgia Legislature is in session. The most grievious charge so far is that the A. & M. College at Athens is a failure. If so it because of the fact of too much politics and incompe tent board of trustees, made so by not looking after the State’s interest. Remember their interests be long to the people and not to the influential politicians and their families. The sooner the bulls are taken by the horns the better and save the Institution. In all events the cry will be politics. True policy must pre vail. WANTED: by Chicago wholesale and mail order house, assistant manager (man or wo man) for this county and adjoining territory. Salary s£) and expenses paid weekly; expens money advanced. Work pleasant; permanent No investment or experience required. Spare time valuable. Wflte at once for full particulars and enclose self addressed envelope. SUPERINTEN DENT. 133 Lake St.. Chicago.