THE STARKVILLE NEWS
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
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
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
The funeral will take place
from the first Methodist church
at 10 o'clock this morning and
the interment in Greenwood
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
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
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
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
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
STARKVILLE, MISS., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1906.
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
Don’t snub a boy because of
dullness in his lessons. Hograth
the celebrated painter and en
graver, was a stupid boy at his
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
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.
Mrs. Tattle paid a visit to her friend the
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.
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
Look at our line Men’s, Ladies,
Boy, and Childrens shoes, before
yoe buy your fall shoes.
Appointment of Officers for
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.
Managers—T. H. Cox, H. H.
Reynolds, W. R. Lanier.
Clerks—W. J. Valentine, Eth
Baliff, Chas. P. Bell.
Managers—J. P. Mcmanus, W.
W. Carpenter, C. R. Sanders.
Clerks—F. W. Shropshire, J.
A. Sikes. Baliff, T. E. Veassey.
Managers—J. K. Cannon, Jno.
Leatherwood, J. E. Love.
Clerks, J. M. Montgomery, M.
Maxwell. Baliff, T. A. B. Lem
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.
Managers, S. Cooper, M. K.
Fulgham, H. E. W. Nance.
Clerks, J. W. Cook, J. O. Quinn.
Bailiff, B, F. Sudduth.
Manageis, J. W. Grant, J. S.
Crow, J. R. Fulgham, Sr.
Clerks, T. R. Gregg, J. B. Har*
pole. Bailiff, J. J. Lemons.
Managers, C. B. Hannah, J. G.
Bevill, J. F. Sharp. Clerks, T.
N. Gillis, R. E. Hannah. Bailiff,
W. H. Montgomery.
Managers, W. M. Brown, D.
B. Jackson, R. M. Patterson.
Clerks, W. Crumpton, J. M.
Murphy. Bailiff, Yancy McHan.
Managers, R. L. Carpenter,
T. P. Edwards, James Poster.
Clerks, J. D. Gaston, D. W. Mc
liwain. Bailiff, Dave Kinnard.
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.
Election Com. Oktibbeha Cos.
Oct. 17. 1906.
Many men give lavishly of
To build bridges and castles
and towers of old;
If you want everlasting fame, a
Give the poor and needy Rocky
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
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