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PUBLISHED BY THE MEWS PRINTING CO. TUGS. J. WOOD - - - Editor. Entered the Post Office at Stark vlllo, Mississippi, as second class mail matter Published every Friday. Subscrip ton price SI,OO per year Preliminary Trial. Sheriff Mcllwain took Rufus Murrah and Harry Johnston to Maben Monday for trial charged with the murder of William Parker. Harry Johnston was released and Murrah waived ex animation and is still incarce rated in the county jail. Hon. Monroe McClurg, of Greenwood, represented the defendants and W. J. Daniel, of Ackerman, the State: W. W. Edwards our efficient Chancery Clerk look down the lestimonv in the case. The whole matter will be inves tigated by the Grand Jury at the November term of Circuit Court. Cotton Buyer. Mr. J. M. Harrison of Mem phis is now located here buying cotton. Others are coming in. With these gentlemen coining Stark ville is coming into her own. We should handle 30,000 bales of cotton this season here. We now and will have the facili ties. Come now everybody and get the to}) notch price. Stark viile is the best town in East Mississippi for people to get rich and educate the boys and girls. Bring your cotton here for best prices. Mrs. Mollie R. Portlocks Grand Fall Opening Oct. 16 and 17. She will have on exhibition Ready to-wear and Tailored hats. She most cordia ly invites all her old patrons and the public generally to visit her On this occasion. She has a full line of choice and select goods usuaHy kept in a first class millinery de partment. You must see the beautiful hats and Goods to fully appreciate them. Don’t forget the date Oct. 16 and 17. She has taken great pains in pre paring for this Grand Opening and will be her great delight and real pleasure to make each and every visitor easy and comfort able. She has the goods that will sell. Married. At the home of the bride’s father, Mr. W. L. Foster, on Sunday evening, Mrs. Effie West and Mr. N. J. Ragsdale, of Hazlehurst, Rev. W, M. Camp bell offidiating. Possbly there was never a bride that went away from West Point with more sin cere, earnest wishes for prospei ity and happiness than did the one mentioned above. Mrs. Ragsdale grew up here and her gentle, amiabe anld* altogether agreeable personality has made her a host of friends, all of whom congratulate the groom on his wise choice. Mr. Ragsdale is a substantsal business man of Hazlehurst, in every way worthy of the good woman he has won. They left on Monday morning for Hazlehurst. —West Point Leader. The News joins the Leader and the numerous friends in con graulations. It is our pleasure to know the fair bride, may good health, happiness and prosperi ty be the blessings of this couple through life. STURGIS LOCALS] L i *im**vool**fl" %>, I*l*oooo****% 0Y /miss salue BEVILI 7; lt / Dr. Robt. A. Mcßeynolds vis* ited his brother last week. The amiable Editor of the Stark vilie News was here a few days since. Mr R. C. Etheridge of Louis ville is with his cousin, Mrs. Mary Bevill. Miss Porter is convalescent. Our failure*to mention the ser vice conducted by Bro. M. K. Thornton was not from lack of appreciation but mere oversight. It was ah excellent sermon. Rev. James Porter set forth the Word very clearly in the M, E. church Sunday. Mrs. J; C. Wood is the guesl of her parents. She will remain for some time which will oe quite a pleasure to her trirnds. We fear Mr. Wood will find Brooks ville rather dull until she joins him. Mr. Ward and son from Texas have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Montgomery. They were accompanied by the Misses Ward who are nieces of Mrs. Montgomery. Miss Foster Jones, a niece of Dr. A; F. Richardson is spending the winter with him and attend ing the Sturgis Graded School. Mr. D. L. Hunt’s family de parted for Gulfport Tuesday, where they will remain through out the winter. Miss Lilv Hunt is engaged as assistant in the school at Mace donia. Mr. W. P. Jackson is the efficient principal, Mr. Tom Frazier has returned from Jackson where he has been taking a commercial course. Mrs. Lula Kolb is quite ill at her mother’s home at Pheba. Mr. Kolb has just returned from a visit to her. Miss Cramer Spiva will depart Saturday to enter school at French Camp. Mr. John Hunt Sr. has been right sick. He is one among our eldest citizens. We wish for him many years of good health. We had a light frost Wednes day morning as a reminder that the harvest time is passing and winter is drawing near. “Aunt Bettie” Templeton has been sick but is improving. Just one of those indispositions that attack old people. At the home of Mr. H. J. Tay lor, a little daughter, Oct. Ist. Your correspondent opened school Monday the Bth. at Sand Creek. Owing to the bad weath er attendance is not good in the rural schools of Western Oktib beha. Fall Millinery Opening Oct. 16amdl7 Miss Minnie Washington will have on display Oct. 16th, and 17th. a most beautiful and com plete line of stylish Trimmed and Pattern hats from the markets of Louisville and St. Louis. Miss Wilkie Williams is at the head of the Trimming department. All are cordially invited to come. Mr. J. S. Saunders returned from St.Louiis last evening. Stock is higher there than here and he did not purchase. Our merchants who are adver tisiug have the bargains. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PIANO . you want the best your money can buy. W J have what you want. Look at this list® Mason & Hamlin, Kranich & Bach, Schubert® Yose, Sterling, Kingsbury, Schaeffer, ton, Cable, Huntington, Hobart M. Cable, and Chickering Brothers. Mason & Hamlin, Yose and Kranich & Bach Grands. CHICAGO COTTAGE and MASON & HAMLIN ORGANS Where can you beat this combination? OUR PRICES ARE LOW-TERMS EASY-NO INTEREST. A stamp is your greatest loss if we don’t show you how we can save you money. Will you ask it? Victor Talking Machines and Records. THE I. CEESSETT MUSIC HOUSE, 2320-2322 Front St. Phones 67. MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI. FOR SALE. Office and lot; the house re cently vacated by M. Block ana lot; vacant lot west of Mrs, Na son’s; vacant lot north of Mrs. Nason’s on Jackson St.; one double cabin and lot north of Jail; one double cabin and lot north of last mentioned lot; one pasture lot and some per sonal effects. All property in Starkville. For full informa tion apply to W. H. Reynolds, my agent. 3:n D. A, Bardwell. The theory of the selection of “the best men” for office, is a glorious one to contemplate and advocate; but, except in spoi adic cases where outrage has driven the people to seek drastic reme dies for glaring wrongs, they will continue as amass locust their votes for the fellow tL y like the best. “’Tis true, Tis pity; Tis ’tis true.”—Aberdeen Examiner. FOR SALE A Good Farm. I offer for sale my farm 8 miles west of Starkville. It consists of 200 acres and about 90 acres cleared; it has a good dwelling house on it with 5 rooms; two good tenant houses two excel lent barns and good stables. Good cistern water. About 80 acres desirable bottom land. Terms reasonable. Apply upon premises or ad dress W. H. Hull, Ad a ton. Miss. Of course it may only be a coincidence, but just when Sec retary Taft began to attract at tention with his tariff revision views, the President found it necessary to send him out of the country .—West Point Leader. If vou have lost your boyhood spirits, courage and confidence of youth, we offer you new life, J fresh courage and freedom from ill health in Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. R. K. & F. L, Wier. Cheap Rates To TEX AS q On dates named the Cotton Belt will sell round* trip tickets to all points in the Southwest at ex- OCT. 13 tremly low rates. All tickets good 30 days and . / r\ stopovers allowed where desired going and return- INwV. O The Cotton Belt is the direct way to Texas, NOV. 20 Solid vestibule trains leave Memphis morning and evening with through, free reclining chair cars, Pullman Sleepers, and Parlor Cafe Cars. No change of cars to Texas. A, GOOD CHANCE TO SEE THE SOUTHWEST AT LITTLE COST. If you are looking for anew location in a growing country where land is cheap and fertile, where the climate is mild and healthful, where you can piy for a big farm in a year or two and live comfortably while you are doing It, y ii should investigate the country along the Cotton Belt Route. Tell us where you want to go and we will plau the trip for you, tell us the cost of a ticket from your home town, and save you unnecessary expense look ing around. tSF"You will want to know something about the country before you start. Let nie send you the handsome, illustrated books we have for free distri bution. They will interest you, W. C. PEELER. D. P. A., Cotton Belt Route, 25 South Main St., Mimphis, I m. SEE THE SOUTHWEST It is sometimes well to let well enough alone, but don’t guage your results by your neighbor’s. The fact that you are doing as well as the other fellow doesn’ spell anything. You may it in you to do ten times as well. Why de pend on his business compass if yours points Southwest? Take time to investigate the proposition. You will find that “investigation” and “investment”—investment of time and energy as well as money—are closely allied in that great country. Illustrated literature on Request. Very Low Round Trip Rates to Southwestern points the Frst and Third Tuesdays of each month. Write for full particulars. BT 6EO, H ' LEE ’ W. 6 - EVANS, Mffln iM 6en > Pass - Agt* Tr. Pass. Agt. Little Rock, Ark. Memphis, Tenn. Thos. J. Wood/ * ATTORNEY AT LAW * mMfTTT. jtilli MWW. We are prepared to do your job work. Give us a trial. The News and Commercial for I year for 11.25.