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THE STARKVILLE NEWS
VOLUMN V. THE CIVIC LEAGUE. In compliance with a call pub lished last week in Ihe News for a meeting of the citizens to be hold at the Court House Friday night resulted in the desired effect. The Court House was brilliantly illuminated with elec tric and some kerosene lamps, in lilting contrast of progress and scientific discoveries and beautiful ferns and llovvers stand ing out in bold relief in beauty and granduer as inspirators to the speakers’ zeal, earnestness and eloquence to participate in and form a part of the grand scheme then being enacted. The College Band was the first to play a most interesting part on this most important occasion. The sweet strains of music in front of the Court House which tloated upon the October breezes of a most auspicious evening, were enchanting most harmo nious and unquestionably in viting to everyone. The in vita tion was rightly construed and most generously accepted. Our community most sincerely and kindly tenders its thanks to the very efficient leader and the ac complished members. May your lives each and everyone ever be iiispii ing as on this occasion. Col. Simon Fried and Miss M Montgomery were unanimously elected president and secretary. The speakers chosen for the occasion were Profs. J. C. Hardy, Glenn Herrick, B. M. Walker, and A. B. McKay, of the College, J. A. Lamb of our Public School, Hons. W. W. Magruder and B. F. Bell, here. Hon. W N. Nash was absent from the city and Ur. J. S. Montgomery otherwise engaged did not respond. The addresses were all good and well received, It was our misfortune to have to absent ourself after the speaking, but tfie League was most thoroughly organized and officered in every detail. It is unneccessary to say that the temporary president and secre tary were made permanent, to gether with others whose names we were unable to procure. The society very much appre ciated the Decoration Committee for the occasion, Mrs. J. H. Smith, Chairman, assisted by the Misses Smith, Sadie Holli dav and Virginia Saunders. There are now 58 or 60 members w ith the ladies, this association will accomplish great work and everyone should give support and most cordial co-operation. Attention is called to a change . t i ie advertisement in our columns of the old reliable A. Gressett Music House of Me ridian, Miss.' This firm has be cn selling Pianos and Organs f ol - more than a quarter of a century and has built up a busi ness in their line which is the largest in the State, and a repu tation for fair and honest dealing of which they may feel justly nroud. The News takes pleasure in commending them to all who are interested in purchasing any thing in their line. Goodman Bros, is the place for Men’s Fine Clothing, Rain and Overcoats. Correct style alright prices. Death of Mrs. J. J. Henry. The remains of Mrs. J. J. Henry arrived in the city last night from Clover Hill Planta tion. near Clarksdale, where she died yesterday morning. Mrs. Henry was a sister of Mrs. T. P, Barr, of this city, and was on a visit here a short while ago, and on her return home was taken seriously ill, .the disease termi nating fatally yesterday morn ing. The funeral will take place from the first Methodist church at 10 o'clock this morning and the interment in Greenwood cemetery.—Clarion Ledger. Mr. Henry is an old Oktibbeha boy and his many relatives and friends here truly sympathize with him in his affliction. He is a son of Mr. J. M. Henry. Prof. Lloyd, of the Mississippi A & M. College, fcpoke interest ingly on forage crops. Dr. A. Smith, of the A. & M. College talked on dairying and made it clear that a dairy properly handled should be a great money maker in the Della. He talked of hogs, also, in connection with his discussion of dairying. Mr. F. P. Rodman, division freight agent of the Y. & M. V. R. R., stated clearly and forcibly the position of the railroad in ad vocating diversification of crops. Briefly stated, he took the posi tion that diversified farming meant greater prosperity to the people along the line of road and which meant prosperity to the road. Prof, W. L. Hutchinson, of the Mississippi A. & M. College, spoke learnedly on general diver sification of crops as a means of improving the productive value of lands. His speech should have been heard by every plant er in the Delta. Mr. H. E. Savely, represent ing the Agricultural Department of the United States government spoke on the work of the depart ment in furnishing good seeds and requesting thorough cultiva tion. Capt. Merry spoke briefly of this great Delta, declaring it to be a vast empire of the most pro ductive soil in the world with Greenville as the capitol of this empire. The meeting proved decidedly intereapUng to all and ought to prove valuable to the people of the Delta. —Greenville Democrat. E. S. Candler Jr., Democratic Nominee. While we all know that Mr. Candler is our nominee from our district it behooves our voters to turn out and vote for him. Though he has no opponent show interest and escape the sharp criticisms that are indulged in by the republicans in our Nat ional Congress and the republi can press. We should leave no room for republican capital at the expense of the democratic party. This all understand or should do so. Let jus roll up as large a vote as if an opposing candidate was in the field. FOR SALE. - . , ~ One horse or mare. For in formation apply to Hugh Critz. STARKVILLE, MISS., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1906. Girls, Remember Don’t snub a boy Because he wears shabby clothes. When Edison, the inventor of the tele phone, first entered Boston he wore a pair of yellow linen breeches in the depth of winter. Don’t snub a boy because of the ignorance of his parents. Shakespeare, the world’s poet, was the son of a man who was unable to write his own name. Don’t snub a boy because his home is plain and unpretentious. Abraham Lincoln's early home was a log cabin. Don’t snub a boy because he chooses an humble trade. The author of “Pilgrim’s Progress” was a tinker. Don’t snub a boy because of his physical disability. Milton was blind. Don’t snub a boy because of dullness in his lessons. Hograth the celebrated painter and en graver, was a stupid boy at his books. Don’t snub a boy because he stuiters. Demosthenes, the great orator of Greece, overcame a harsh and stammering voice. Don't snub any one. Not alone because soin day he may far outstrip you in the race for life, but because it is neither kind nor right nor Christian. —Yazoo City Herald. Evidence of Refinement. An exchange very truthfully says that when a people build permanent and good sidewalks the evidence is produced that, in the first place, the town is stable and the people have confidence in it. In the next place it shows that the people have taste and refinement, as shown by their building up their property to the highest point of comfort and re spectability. Nine in ten papers that come to our desk continually complain of the want of public enterprise in their citizenship, as shown by a refusal to build side walks and beautify homes. When a people ouild sidewalks, paint their houses, cut the grass in their yards and make fine lawns, they are telling the world that they are refined, that they are coutented, that they are making a town of that in which they live. The town with a sidewalk where the planks are broken and rotten is a place whose backbone is broken and where the spirits of the people are low. —Newton Record. This is the season of decay and weakened vitality. Nature is being shorn of its beauty and bloom. If you would retain yours, fortify your system with Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. R. K. & F. L. W IER, We spent a short while in Sturgis Monday and met quite a number of people. Sturgis is quite a lively town and the mer chants have full stocks of gen eral. merchandise. They are rooking for a good trade through the entire season. The lumber interest is considerable there and is increasing all the time. The Negro and Cocaine. Mayor Woodward of Atlanta gives it as his opinion that the crimes which provoked the fatal race brawls in that city were in cited by cocaine and vile liquor. It is known that the cocaine vice is growing among negroes. They take to it as naturally as a Chinaman does to opium. The last Legislature of this State passed a law forbidding the sale of the drug except upon a physi cian’s prescription, and it is much to be regretted that little atten tion is paid the law, especially in the Delta, where the negroes in sist that cocaine is as necessary to them as bread and meat; that it gives them new life. The habit is a bad one. It weakens the negro who follows it; makes him a maniac if he can not procure it, and often crazes and makes a demon of him. It should be broken up, if necessary to pass a law to prevent its sale in Mississippi altogether. The cocaine habit is growing. The moral and physical degener acy induced bj' the use of this drug is such that every State in which negroes arc numerous would do well to put forth es pecial efforts to rertrict its sale. —Clarion Ledger. Mrs. Tattle paid a visit to her friend the other day. Mrs. Gossip, pleasant lady, living just across the way. There she touched upon some rumors she had hoard the day before, And their tongues, thus set to wagging, wont it for an hour or more. And the housogirl stopped her labors, leaned her head upon the broom, Listening to the conversation in the next adjoinihg room, And the housecat ceased its purring long enough to steal outside, While the sympathetic parrot broke completely down and cried. Then the housogirl told the milkman when he called upon the beat, And the milkman, genial fellow, rang it up and down the street. Then the breezes seized upon It as they would a thistle down, And like straws, they swiftly blew it here and there about the town. At the grocer’s ’twas the subject of the loafer’s ribald jest, And the entertaining landlord solved it to his latest guest— Each one adding something to it, till alas, for very shame. What at first was just a rumor burst into a roaring flame. Then the fair originators, learning of the rumor’s pace, Held a hurried consultation —started out to give it chase, Like a will-o-wisp elusive, rising from vhe bogs at night, Did the hunted rumor dodge them, never stopping in its flight, As the Fox, with pack pursuing, turns to double on the trail, So it left them in confusion—all the hunt of no avail. Mrs. Tattle and her neighbor, Mrs. Gossip, didn’t know — But the soil is very fertile when it’s ru mors that we sow. —Selected. We publish the above at the special request of a good sub scriber and constant reader of the News, a party who reads the daily papers and a great society personage. He says that a copy of it should be in every household and family. If so we would like to do the print ing. _____ Look at our line Men’s, Ladies, Boy, and Childrens shoes, before yoe buy your fall shoes. Goodman Bros, Appointment of Officers for Congressional Election. Pursuant to the authority vested in the Hoard of Election Commissioners of Oktibbeha County the following persons are hereby appointed to act as managers, clerks and bailiffs for the Congressional election to be held in said county on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1906. STARKVTLLE PRECINCT. Managers—T. H. Cox, H. H. Reynolds, W. R. Lanier. Clerks—W. J. Valentine, Eth an Richey. Baliff, Chas. P. Bell. LONGVIEW. Managers—J. P. Mcmanus, W. W. Carpenter, C. R. Sanders. Clerks—F. W. Shropshire, J. A. Sikes. Baliff, T. E. Veassey. OSBORN. Managers—J. K. Cannon, Jno. Leatherwood, J. E. Love. Clerks, J. M. Montgomery, M. Maxwell. Baliff, T. A. B. Lem ons. HICKORY GROVE. Managers, Wm. Lummus, S. F. Finklea, Willis Garth. Clerks, W. L. Cassey, T. B. Daugherty. Bailiff, R. P. Turner. BELL,S SCHOOL HOUSE. Managers. W. B. Beard, J. R. Drvis, A. A. Wofford. Clerks, W. W. Bell. W. W. Miller. Bailiff, F. M. Johnson. MABEN. Managers, S. Cooper, M. K. Fulgham, H. E. W. Nance. Clerks, J. W. Cook, J. O. Quinn. Bailiff, B, F. Sudduth. DOUBLE SPRINGS. Manageis, J. W. Grant, J. S. Crow, J. R. Fulgham, Sr. Clerks, T. R. Gregg, J. B. Har* pole. Bailiff, J. J. Lemons. STURGIS, Managers, C. B. Hannah, J. G. Bevill, J. F. Sharp. Clerks, T. N. Gillis, R. E. Hannah. Bailiff, W. H. Montgomery. ENNIS STORE. Managers, W. M. Brown, D. B. Jackson, R. M. Patterson. Clerks, W. Crumpton, J. M. Murphy. Bailiff, Yancy McHan. AGENCY, Managers, R. L. Carpenter, T. P. Edwards, James Poster. Clerks, J. D. Gaston, D. W. Mc liwain. Bailiff, Dave Kinnard. SESSUMS. Managers, H. A. Fox, W. D. Askew, J. P. Castles. Clerks, S. V. Frye, Hampton Young. Bailiff, J. F. Spraggins. J. B. Hogan. T. J. Wood. Wm. Ward. Election Com. Oktibbeha Cos. Oct. 17. 1906. Many men give lavishly of gold, To build bridges and castles and towers of old; If you want everlasting fame, a benefactor be, Give the poor and needy Rocky Mountain Tea. R. K, & F. L. Wier. Mayor W. S. Vardaman, of Greenwood, has formally an nounced for Sheriff of LeFlore County. Candidates for other county offices have announced over there. NUMBEK 32.