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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOLUMN V. CITY COUNCIL. DECEMBER TERM. The Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regu lar session at the Mayor's Hall, this the 4th day of December 1900, at 7 p. m. There were present, Mayor J. D. Deanes, Aldermen John J. Dennis, J. L. Martin, H. G. Dox sey and VV. P. Pierce, Clerk P. G. Sudduth, Marshal J. S. Saun ders; H. A. Beattie being absent The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted and the following business trans acted: Mayor's Report for Nov. Fines assessed $ 19 00 Fines collected 7 00 Fines outstanding 12 00 Collectors’ Report for Nov For water service $384 00 For light service 1 013 City accounts 36 95 Total 1 602 65 Privilege tax 36 95 Street tax 54 00 Total 90 95 city tax General Fund IT* School Fund 70 80 Interest and Bond 141 64 Genl. Imp. Fund 70 82 Total 424 92 Grand total 1 Turned in to treasury.. 2 118 52 Respectfully submitted, P. G. Sudduth, Coi lector. Ordered by the Board that the above reports be received and spread upon the minutes. Street Commissioner's report was received and spread upon the minutes. C. P. Bell was allowed a re bate of SI.BO on property erron eously assessed and the Clerk authorized to issue warrant for same. Moved by H. A. Beattie and seconded by J. L. Martin that the city donate $4.00 toward having shade trees set out on the White Public School house yard on Arbor Day and the clerk authorized to issue warrant to proper party for said amount. On motion the clerk was or dered not to issue any more marrants to any party for rent of piano used by music teacher in public school building. There being no further busi. ness the Board adjourned, p. G. Sudduth, J. D. Deans, Clerk. Mayor. Married. Bell-McManus —On Thurs day afternoon, Dec. 13th. Mr. W. p Bell and Miss Sallie McMa nus were married by Rev. M. K. Thornton at the home of Mr. R. T Bell, seven miles Southwest of Starkville. JOSEY-PENNEL-On Sunday, Josey and Miss Mattie Pennel were married by Rev. M. K. Thornton at his residence in Starkville- Read the News. Only SI,OO a year. The Onslaught On Mr. Brewer. The Chronicle has no sympa thy with the war that is being attempted to be made on Hon. Earl Brewer, one of the candi dates for governor. The head and front of Mr. Brewer’s of fense seems to be that being a man of solid convictions and standing for certain things in his campaign, he has seen tit to speak plainly, to inject into the campaign for governor what ought to be in every campaign, some is>ues that are alive with interest, the discussion of which will be benufit to Die masses of the people. Such a man speaking plainly and courageously must expect to be misrepresented; and that mis representalion of Mr. Brewer has already begun. It is to be deplored that a por tion of the press of the State is lending itself to this unworthy purpose, and is decrying Mr. Brewer because of his courage and plaiii speaking. However Mr. Brewer may rest assured that the people-lhe voters-will give him a fair hearing, and the consideration his utterances de serve without regard to the poli ticians and the news papers.— Laurel Chronicle. The News believes in fair play. It has not expressed it’s choice and may not do so for qube a while. We do not know Mr. Brewer only from reputation. There is plenty of time, many good men to select from. The primary election law will work out fair play. ♦♦ • —• Lawyers Reprimanded. At Chattanooga, as the result of an extended investigation of the lawyers’ conduct in certain cases of litigation recently,Judge Allison found R. T Cameron and J. O. Benson guilty of conduct unbecoming lawyers and subjec ted them to one of their severest reprimands ever heard in the local courts. Benson was acquitted of one serious charge, but found guilty of soliciting business. Cameron was fouhd guilty of violating ac cepted professional ethics in that he entered into a combination to oust Benson from a lawsuit. The opinion of the court served notice that “piking” among lawyers must be stopped in his judicial circuit. In his discussion with the At torney General of Texas, Sena tor J. W. Bailey .got the worst of it. It is unfortunate for one so brilliant as Senator Bailey to have been caught in the meshes of the Standard Oil Cos., through the Waters-Pierce Cos. No mat ter how innocent, the Senator’s acknowledgement of the money received from the parties at stated times, is sufficient to in jure his usefulness as a Senator, and especially one who is so vig orously speaks against trusts and combinations- He may be a creature of circumstances which have unfortunately worked to his injury. The Senator should re sign.—Yazoo Herald. The Herald entetains the opin ion of multitudes of people. The Senator is placed in the most em barrasing attitude to say the least. STARKVILLE, MISS., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1906. BUYER | Let Your Savings Barn 4 per Cent. Interest lor You | AND IN ADDITION TO THAT HAVE THE USE OF A PIANO AT HOME * Aft YES, THAT’S WHAT WE MEAN. | To every purchaser of a Piano from us Before m Dec. 24th we are going to pay gjj 4 PER CENT. ON EACH AND EVERY | deposit made on the purchase price of the piano, m An opportunity you have never had to save money, $ just like putting it in the bank, and also have a Rf fine piano delivered to you at once to use while eg you are saving. No catch in this, but a strict m business proposition. We cant tell you about it in this space, but if w you are a shrewd buyer we - want you to* write Jg us at once tor full particulars of this new Bank ing Plan. Rr It is Always Well to Know What a Goad Tiling Means | So write us to-day. Time’s short. TIE L GRESSETT MUSIC HOUSE, I 2320-2322 Front St. , Phones 67. MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI. | There is a great deal of con struction and building being done at Gulfport now, as evidenced by the following, which is only a portion: An opera house, $16,000, seating capacity of 1,200, to be finished by Jan. 1; F. Ross, 30- room brick hotel, $22,000, to be completed in two months, G. W* Banfil, 26-room brick hotel, $23,000; J. I. Ballenger, 10-room, two-story residence, $7,000; J. F. Galloway, 8-room, two-story res idence, $6,000; E. W. Wells, 7- room dwelling, $4,500; I. E. Lewis, residence, $4,000; L. L. Che rally, $5,000 residence. The Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company is put ting down three miles of track on Twenty-fifth Avenue. There is to be built shortly a canning fac tory. capatihzed at $25,000, A $6,000 cement and stone works is assured. The Gulfport Building Company is formed for the pur pose of building houses on the plan of a building and loan asso ciation. HONOR ROLL L. W. Cooper 00 C. B. Miller 1 00 L. D. McDowell 1 99 T. H. Cox 1 00 J. P. Sharp 1 99 B. D, Sims * 99 I. G. Saxon 1 99 W. B. Atkin, Sr... 1 99 E. A. Buckner 2 00 , ■ ■ mm —“ Mr. Fred Richardson, of Long view was here on business Tues day. Maben, Miss., Dec, 6, ’O6. Kind friend. Yours of the 4th. instant re ceived and read. In reply will say that I, myself, consider it a loss on my part by not being present last Saturday. I re gret very much that such was the case, but for business trans actions it could not be helped. Hovveve’vl hope my absence will not cause you to view me in the light of a “Don’t-care-teacher.” My daily readings of different papers and journals, and the thoughts and views on school Svork that I have taken have made visible to me the necessity of a Teacher keeping abreast with the doings of the world and an open eye at all times on the problems which Mississippi teachers are confronted with, I have been made to realize that an educational wave has struck our State, and that the teachers who fail to do these things will, sooner or later, be made to cry out “what must I do to be saved.” I opened up school this term with a view of doing better work than ever* I felt that I had more to give my \ pupils. As yet I have not reached my aim, but when I get my pupils properly seated — having the co-operation of my patrons as Ido —I hope to do the very best that circumstances will allow, and if you find me making mistakes it will be of the head and not of the heart. You will please pardon me for these rambling thoughts, I have just finished* reading' my Mi s Journal and like the negro’s re ligion it put honey and molasses in my soul and I just could a’* help from giving my “sperence ’ W lien I can do anything for the cause of education let me know it. Your friend, Arthur N. Betts. NOTE FROM SUPT. OF ED. The above letter was a reply to an inquiry I made on his ab sence from 1 he County Teacher’s Association. Mr. Betts attended the Normal at the College last summer and was “converted” and is now fully awakened to the duties and re sponsabilities of a teacher. Unless a teacher is alive, it is useless to expect the average patron to appreciate the value of the teacher and the school. S. J Wallace. —.♦>*.—— Communications sent to the News must be signed by the author or the name given on a separate piece of paper. *We must know the author. Un signed cilnm unications go to the waste basket. When not signed you may understand why not published or satisfactory reason given. We frequently turn down well written communications for the reason above given. Thanks to our patrons who have been responsive to our re quest and thanks to others in advance. We are depending upon you for our Christmas and the little fellows of the family. NUMBER 41.