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W. C. T. XT. Yhe Woman’s Christian Tem perance Union will be held at Hm residence of Mrs. A J. Jack jjoiiiManday afternoon at four fi’A' . . 0O O ’The last meeting of the Union leap well attended at the hospit- bJe home of Mrs Norma Cun ij Ingham several visitors also, leing present. After devotional i revises and a brief business rogcameMrs. Dille gave a very m uertainiag account of the W. %}. T. U. Convention of the Dis trict of Columbia, held recently *C City, which it Irate her privilege to attend. 4 000 fprs. Thornton, Misses Jennie 3apr Carpenter and Floy Cun- Mgham contributed to the en joyment of al! present by musi- embers; Mrs. A M. Max fit continued (tie W. C- T. U hecliism study which was deem #K?cestary tor -the instruction q| tdie ui mbeisliips after which of delicious cream and cake was served. - 000 ‘The c \ndle that is extinguished will .not singe the wings of a mpth Put out the saloon and its |£pipiatioo ceases. Sin is avoid ed by temptations removed but encouraged when they are spread every hand. Evil cannot from that which does not The fire that is never Smarted burns uo dwelling. If would get rid of the evils of sie liquor traffic we must get rid <#£ £Ue traffic. To establish it by law is to multiply crime by sta tute. The bee seeks no honey ax the flower that is dead and beys will not be beguiled by sa loons, which have no existence. TS*e liquor traffiic is a system for make the ruin of young men easy and of old men complete. People cannot become perfect by dint of hearing or reading a bout perfection. Thechief thing is not to listen to yourself, but silently to listen to God. Talk little and do much, without car ing to be seen. Gcd will teach you more than all the most ex perienced persons or the most spiritual books can do. You al-‘ ready know a great deal more than you practice. \ou do not need the acquirement of fresh knowledge half so much as to put in practice that which you already possess. —Penelon. o c o He who does the right because it is the law is sa f e to live with, but he who does the right be cause he loves his brother is good to live with. —Ossian Lang 000 A Dry Exposition. The Al ask a-Yukon.Pacific Ex position to be held in 1909 is to have the unique distinction of being the first “dry" internation al exposition ever held. Former managers of such fairs have tak en a percentage of the earnings ofweojQcessions where liquor was sqld, and usually such receipts have been large enough to as sist financially in no small de gree the managment. The director of this exposition unanimously agreed to try the experiment of excluding all alco holic drinks, anil feel confident that the success of the exposi tion will in no way be impaired by such a ruling. Such an inno vation is only one of the many evidences of the growth of tem perance sentiment, which is tru ly gratifying to all friends of tie great reform. —Ex. 0 0 0 Prof. W. A. McKeever of Kan sas State Agricultural College will issue during the year a se ries of bulletins relative to Home Training. “Cigarht Smoking ASnong Boys” and “How to Pre vent the significant titles and prpve .that such matters are be ing considered by reformer and educator alike.—Ex. * v* V. The Board of Liquor Commis fur# of Honolulu has passed - rprbhlbttlhg carcUplay fn the Hbnolulu saloons. • ”“bbo ’ San Jose. <&!., recently passed a ttr outlawing Uio judbhh Id resident districts? f - The luhior dealers carried the natter do higher courts, but th audin teKje wes upheld The Starkville News. . lh v * *fe j.l 'i 4 ! rf* b T *4 I :i) • . .j ' f ■ BRADLEY LOCALS. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Keeton, of High Point, are visiting Mrs. Keeton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs McCleand. . Messrs Walter and Albert Walker, of A. & M. College, spent a few days with home lolks. Miss Laura Kate Lewis, of Zion, is visiting her cousins Lot tie and Clara Davis this week. Miss Etta Hutchinson has been visiting in the home of Mr. John Ray hear Self Creek. Mr. Charley Montgomery and Miss Bertha Davis visited rela tives in Longview, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. R B. Lewis and daughter. Miss Minnie visited Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Pavis, Sunday. Married— Mr. William Walk er to Miss Mollye Hughes, were quietly married in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs. J. W- Hughes, on Thursday, last, 29th. Friends wish this couple a long and happy future. Mr. John Bruce visited rela lives here Sunday. We are sorry to say, Mrs. Liz zie Crow has been very sick, but left for Starkville Monday to stav with her father, Mr. Murry Maxwell, until she is able to go to Memphis to be treated for ap pendicitis. Mr. Honie Funderburk return ed home Sunday evening from Monchester, Ala., his daughter, Mrs. Styles and little son, Ray mond, came with him to spend a week or more. Mr. Caperton and sister, Miss Minnie, Miss Tula Sanders, Mr. Homer Quinn and sister. Miss Viola attended Sunday School here Sunday evening. Miss Bertha Davis left Tues day night for Longview to visit her aunt Mrs. Willie Richardson. Merchandise. The Mail order system is one that commands the attention of some cities that have not embark ed in the business. It is no small business. The County news papers for the last two or three years have written much and de voted enomorous space, bnfc it seems to no avail, all exhausted energy and vanity. It takes time to unfold and de velop matters as Spring and sun shine the foliage upon shrub and trees. After all there are mat ters for consideration by the lo cal commercial associations of cities and towns; they know what they desire. One dollar in circulation at home is worth many hundreds sent to Chicago and other cities. A gentleman handed us a list of articles, beginning with the polite invitation: “You are in vited to join this Club.” It is to “dear Sir or Madam.” The first article: “lOOlbs, white granulat ed sugar, the retail price $5.50, our whole sale price $1.75.” Surely the sugar is cheap and it may be the other articles, and if so, the members of the club can well afford to co operate With the R. F. D. system coun try people expect home mer chants to advertise bargains and take the price list sent them from the “mail order house. For a Good, Clean Shave, Hair Cut, Shampoo and Shine 9, C. Aorton’* Shaving parlor. — : • Up-To-Date Batii Room ir) Connection. White Barbers in Attendance. Mr. J. O.Gunnn returned from s Memphis Monday. His daughter, Mies Pansy, was oper ated upon s#twday and she and hv mother. Mrs. Guan, are ex pected to return: hone within a few days. STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1900. Board of Aldermen. Starkville, Miss., May 4, ’O9. Hon. Mayor and Hoard of Aldermen, of the city of Starkville, met in regular session, in the Mayor’s Hall, this the 4th day of May, 1909, at 7:45 p. m. There were present. Mayor H. A. Heattie; Aldermen Bridges, Doxsev, Gladney and Howard; Clerk Rage, and Marshal Maxwell. 1 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted and the follow ing business transacted. MAYOR’S report for the month of April, 1909: Fines assessed 317 50 Fines collected . 12 50 Finos outstanding 5 00 Respectfully Submitted, H. A. Heattie, Mayor. Ordered by the Hoard that said report .be received and spread upon Minutes. COLLECTOR’S report for the month of April, 1909: For Water service 518 37 For Light service 497 86 Pound Pen I 50 Prlviifge Tax 84 Street Tax 69 00 CITY TAX: General Fund 16 60 School Fund 8 31 Int. & 80nd5..... 16 61 Gen. Imp. Fund 8 30 Total 1137 39 Turned Into Treasaure 81,137.29. Respectfully submitted, W. O. Page, Col. Ordered by the Hoard that said report be received and spread upon Minutes. W. W. Magruder was re-elected school trustee. A minimum charge of 81.00 was fixed on all person having water meter. Messrs. Lloyd, Hutler and Fried ap peared.before the Hoard and asked that Messrs. Lloyd and Butler be given per mission to erect two frame buildings fn fire district on Jackson St, neither to be nearer than 150 feet of Main St., the re quest was granted, all members of the Hoard voting yea. The Committee Appointed to look into the matter of enlarging Public School building made the following report; Your Committee reports on the Public School that a wing can be put on the north side making an upper and lower room 30 by 30 feet and it is our opinion that is the best place, if an addition is to be made to the present building, be cause in a few more years another wing can be put ou the south hide making the two wings look the same from the front, and said addition can bo made for prob ably 82,000. H. G. Doxsev, i L. U. Howard, [-Corn. R. C. Bridges, ) May 4, 1909. The Mayor, Clerk and Messrs. Hell and Magruder were appointed a commit tee to investigate and devise means to secure money to build proposed addition. Howard moved and Doxsey seconded the following ordenance be adopted; ORDINANCE. Providing for Special improvements on The West Side ot Jackson Street Between Gurry and Gillespie Streets. Section 1. —He it ordained by the May or and Board of Aldermen, of the city of Starkville, State of Mississippi, and it is hereby resolved: That improvements that require un usual outlay and cost in excess of the general improvement fund of the city of Starkville are necessary in ihe con struction of a sidewalk along the west side of Jackson street from its intersec tion of Curry street (the street running east and west along the north side of J. E. Deanes’ resident lot) to the Intersec tion of Jackson street with Gillespie St., and it is expressly declared that the footways or sidewalks along the west side of Jaskson street within said limit ations are inadequate and the building and construction ol suitable sidewalks along the west side of said street is necessary and required in the public interest. Section 2.— That the owners of each of the several lots of land lying along side, fronting or abutting on the foot ways or sidewalks on said west side of Jackson street within said limits are hereby ordered and required at his or her expense to grade, concrete, and con struct the sidewalk along the entire side or front of his or her lot or lots so front ing, abutting or lying alongside of the west side of said Jeckson street within said limits within twenty days after this ordinance takes effect. The said side walks shall be of uniform width along said west side of Jackson street from its intersection with Cnrry street to the north side of Gillespie street, to-wit; 4 ft 9 inches wide. The entire distance from Carry street to Gillespie shall be graded as to make an even smooth footing in clined upward from the outer edge to wards the lot one Incfe to three feet and. shall be closely and carefnliy paved with concrete and cement of standard qual ity and thickness and shall conform as pearly as may be practicable to the ad joining walks in grade and appearance and be constructed in good workman like manner: k Section 3. —That If any owner or CIRCUIT CbURT. Circuit Court convened Monday with Hon. J. H. Mitchell, judge presiding, and Hon. G. H. Strange, district attor ney, together with the other officers. Judge Mitchell delivered an able and forceful charge aud created quite a fav orable impression.' He is a young man and seems cautious, yet firm. Mr. Strange, Is a young qian and like the judge has a record to make as a prosecuting attorney. Asa whole, we believe that we have about the best grand and petit Juries that thb Connty has had for marty years. We don’t mean to say that thev have attained to that degree of perfection, . for perfection has never been attained by man upon this earth, but composed of men of varied experiences of every path of life. The grand jury returned into court Tuesday morning a true bill of murder against Messrs. Dike and Al Edwards for the killing of Dr. A. F. Richardson at Sturgis last December. Besides the State’s attorney, he is assisted by able attorneys of the local bar, Messrs. Carroll & Magruder and Bell & Daniels and the defendants rep resented also by Genl. Wiley N. Nash of the local bar and Messrs. Daniels 4k Adams of the Ackerman bar. All are able lawyers and nothing will be left undone for the interest of either side. This Is one of the most Interesting and important cases that has 6ver come be fore a court in Oktibbeha county. All parties to the untortunate circumstances are prominent families and sympathy goes out from the people for them. Up to this writing the case has pro gressed to the stage of a motion made by attorneys for the defendants, that they cannot with safety go to trial on account of absent witnesses, who are material in their behalf. Should the State admit the,statement of facts set up in the showing, we see no reason for a continuance. On the other hand the prosecution might go to the extent to admit that the absent witnesses would swear to the facts set up and discredit tl\e witnesses. We, personally, from our little observa tion, are of the opinion that the court will proceed to trial with the case. There Is such a thing as being too fast and too slow and this is one of the cases to bo disposed of We distinctly wish It to be understood that we are In favor of the law taking its course without respect to persons. The Judge in several cases where the defendants plead guilty to carrying weapons, being the first offense, was linlent as considered hy him, a fine of one hundred dollar; and thirty days confinement in the county bastile were imposed. This ought to break up the pernicious habit and if the court were a little hard in some cases it were better than to have been too lax. We understand that the grand jury is doing the best work that can be done, that is indicting everv illicit vender of “linker. ’’ This illicit sale is the source of ninety per cent of all crime. Stop lo and murder, pur jury and all other crime will cease. There is plenty of work for the grand jury along these lines, it is said in a general way. If they be prom inent and common tue.grand jury should have no trouble in ferreting them out. Too many misdemeanors, it is said, are overlooked. It is a mistake, in our op inion, to refer them back to the respect ive Justices of the Peace. There is too much disregard for the dignity of the law. The country needs education in law. owners of any lots lying alongside, fronting and abutting on the west side of said Jackson street within said limits shall fall or refuse to construct said said sidewalks abutting or fronting his or her property as herein required with in said time, the street commissioner shall, upon orders of the Board, after the expiration of the said twenty days and after giving thirty days notice, as required by law, to the owners or occu pants of said lots in front of or along which no sidewalks have been construct ed as above required, proceed at the City's expence to have all sidewalks con structed as above required under the cheapest and best contract possible in his judgement occording to above speci fications and he shall keep a correct account of the actual cost of making said improvements along or in front of each piece of property or lot and shall make an accurate report oi the said cost to the Mayor and Board of Aider men at the next regular meeting for their information and consideration and assessment as required by law; and special assessment of the cost and ex pense shall be made against the lot or lots so improved by said street commis sioner and subject to such assessment, each lot to be assessed in the propor tion and manner required by law, and be subject to a lien for the amount as sessed against it as the law directs. Section 4. —That this resolution and ordinance shall take effect as provided by Jaw. On roil call the above ordinance was adopted by sections, Howard, Bridges and Doxsey voting yea, Gladney nay. There being no further business the Board adjourned. W. O. Page, H. A. Beattie, Clerk. Mayor. The Board of Supervisors at the last meeting so decimated the public printing so that the News can’t afford to participate in publishing the county pro. ceedings, but will keep its read ers fully ported upon all' impor tant matters, giving out the real meat in them. We thank the the BoardsincereJy for past pat. ronage and uniform courtesies and regret that from a business point! bur inability accept of the new departure. Mrs. H. P. Gunn and Master Percy departed for Pontotoc Tuesday, their future home where theywiß join Mr. Gunn. COLUMBUS NOTES. By Miss Allie Beasley Wood. Last Saturday was more like a March day than May day, but the celebration at the I. L & C. was none the less pict uresque. The event was very much en joyed by many visitors, and It was a day never to be forgotten, especially by the gallant boys of the A. & M. College. Congressman Richmond Hob son, of Alabama, delivered a leeture last Sunday morning at the first Baptist church, which was appreciated by a large congregation. What Columbus needs most just now is a live business league. The negroes of this city will celebrate their emancipation anniversary next Monday instead of the usual “eight o’ May.” The State Bankers’ Association meets here next week. Welcome, ye Pluto crats! We all know by now who is the cham pion college baseball team of the South. Three yells for the A. & M. C! v A crowd of Artesta ladies spent Mon day in the city shopping. But nearly every train brings people from the sur rounding country who buy extensively here since Columbus is a good shopping center. SELF CREEK ITEMS. i ■ * - r 1 By Brown Eyes. Do you recall, how you and she. Once hung on the old front gate:- In the twilight beneath the stars, Until the hour grew late? As you looked Into her love-lit eyes. Little did you care; That you broke the hinges off that gate And made her old dad swear. Whew! ain’t it cheery. Miss Maggie Azwell, after soending a short time with rela tives and friends, has returned to Starkville. Mr. Geo. Vaughan, one of the pioneers of Outibbeha, living in Bradley, and his amiable wife, dined with Mr. and Mis. W. J. Phelps last Sunday. Mr, and Mrs. Pearl Phelps. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Norris, Miss Ina Harrell, and Miss Hattie Pearson were pleasant visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Ricks last Wednesday. Mr. Jake Crow and family vis ited in the home of Mr. Willis Butler last Sunday. Mr. T. M, Butler was seen with his best girl the other day— How he did talk and smile Which means to marry in a little while. Mr. Henry Vaughan and fam ily visited Mrs. Vaughan’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, at Bradley, Saturday evening and part of Sunday. ‘ Miss Eldey Fulgham and Miss Belle Lewis, two sweet girls, of ;Emelina, gathered wild flowers Sunday. It is whispered that a certain boy is soon to pluck a flower, which he will call his own. It may be one of the fair damsels. O! hush. Mr. Cora Norris and Miss Hat tie Pearson went angling Mon day. They were lucky too. Ask them. Mr. Lem Lemons and son, of Osborn, paid relatives a visit through this section last week. Mr. W. E. Fulgham who has been ill, is improving. Mrs. Tide Henderson, wife of Mr. Hugh Henderson, died Sat urday night, and was buried Sun day at Double Spring; The two pretty daughters of Mr. Ollie Templeton visited in the family of Mr. Mr. T. J. Mc- Kee, of near Chapel, Sunday. Yes, Miss Nuisance, I certain ly will have to compliment you on your “get up” of the Adaton locals aain. Glad you are keep ing up with the corps of corres pondents. * Young Men Must Be Saved. As Christ scoured the thieves from the temple, so let the peo ple of Mississippi scourge from office the officers who will con nive at hr condone the violation of the law. The young, men of Mississippi must be saved—the homes preserved.* The duty is pressing,.. the necessity over whelming. Let it be shown STURGIS LOCALS. BY MISS BALLIE BEVILL. Mr. J. D. Barron, of Acker man, was a visitor here last weea. He was one of the founders of our little city. Mr. Babe Haimes spent a day here this week. Mr. Wilev Cutts, of Acker man, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. Jake Cutts. The brothers had been separated three years. Mrs. Mary Bevil has been ser riously ill since Sunday. Little Miss Allie V. Wood spent last week with her grand parents, and returned to Stark ville Sunday night with her anut, Miss Ilah Woodson, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sharp are entertaining a little stranger who came to bless and brighten their home Monday. Messrs R. E. Hannah, Sr. and Dan Berry went to Stark ville Sunday night to serve as jurors. Dr. C. R. Dodds and Mr. J. G. Bevill were summoned to attend Couit Tuesday. Have not learn eJ the few who are escaping court. Prof. J. D. Cork, of A. & M. College, was the guest in the home of his kinsman, S. S. Han nah, Saturday and Sunday. Miss Lydia Hannah went out home Saturday and returned Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Quinn spent Sunday in town. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fondren, Dr. and Mrs. Caraway, Messrs W. jT. Woodson, Jas. Ivy, J. G. j Bevill,Erskine Green. Miss Sal- I lie White,Daisy Ray,Celia Frank Hannah and Sallie Bevill went to Wakcforest Sunday. The congregation lingered as if ex peeling another marriage to take | place, but were disappointed. Mrs. Lizzie Crow is suffering i with appendicitis. We hope she i may soon recover. Quite a crowd attended memo rial services at Double Springs Friday. Mr. McElvaney could not till the demand for convey ances and sent to Hearon’s Liv ery Stable at Ackerman for more. Mr. R. L. Webb, of Laurel, is the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Nora McKinzie. Miss Laura Barron has been spending several days with her sister, Mrs. J. B. Woodson. Mr. O. F. Turner, of Jackson, is a visitor here. Mr. W. H. Dnrham, of Acker man, was here Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cotton spent Monday night in the home of Mr. Jack Cotton. Mr. H. J. Taylor and family spent sevaral days with Mrs. Taylor’s mother last week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walker were visiting Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Sims Monday. Mr. Jack Cotton, living nine miles northeast of Sturgis, has a son quite severely wounded from a mule kick. The little fellow has a gash across forehead re quiring five stitches, several less er cuts, and his skull fractured. He is in a critical condition, but was rational Tuesday morning. What Does This Mean? Every reputable newspaper and magazine in the country has opened Its columns to the dis cussion of the cigaret problem. A reader can fiijd anti-cigaret talk in the editorials, in the spe cial sections and among the reg. ular news features. Doesn’t ttyis mean gain for the side of right? Mr. W. W. Bdwitrdf, who has been In California and the north west for sever al months Is here mingling with old friends, who are glad to meet him. Wick has many friends and Is vary pop- Ulkfl v .... m; ' / i “ ' ■■■* ' ATTENTION. Veterans Forrest Cavalry! General Headquarters of the Forrest Cavalry Crops will be dining Room B. Gayoso Hotel, Memphis, during the Reunion June Bth, 9th and 10th. All men who at any time served under the orders of General N. B. For rest, and remained faithful to our cause until the close of the war, or previously honorably discharged, are earnestly re quested to call and register and secure badges. Efforts are being made to se cure mounts for all who attend. Members are requested to join us in the Parade on foot, if they cannot secure mounts. Mem phis having been the home of our Peerless Commander and his last resting place, we should strive thus to show our apprecia tion to his matchless career. A general meeting for organi zation and election of a Com mander will take place at 10 o’clock a. m., Wednesday, June 9th, 1909, at the Merchants Ex change, South East Corner Court Square,Corner Second and Court Street. Every member is earn estly requested to attend this meeting. H. A. Tyler, Lieut. Genl. Commanding Forrest Cavalry Crops. Mr. Editor;- You are earnestly requested to publish the above in an early issue of your valuable paper, for the information of all Forrest Veterans among your readers. H. A. Tyler, Lieut. Gen. Commanding Forest Calvalry Crops. What A School Can Do. The following news item from I the Muncie (Ind.) Press is inter* jesting and encouraging; “School | authorities are determined to ; weed out smoking in the city schools, and to this effect a full list of smokers was secured and handed to Prosecutor Prank G -1 Carpenter, and prosecution | threatened. The boys were call ed into conference with the pro i secutor. The result was a sign |ed agreement by all of them to refrain from smoking during the school year. The signed agree ment will be used to prosecute them if they violate it. The school boys who have been smok ing have poorer grades and are not doing as good school work.” The Wabash school authori ties are to be commended. They are not only helping their own boys and girls, but, by the pow er of example, are helping the boys and girls of the state and the whole nation. —“Go thou and do likewise,” is the word. Senstive people seem to enjoy sensitiveness. They are always on thb lookout for something to give them pain. They are much like a cat would be with a tail forty feet long, dragging around on the flour ready to be tramped upon. We are crowded pretty thick upon life,s great thorough fare, and can’t well help elbow ing each other as we pass along. Ninety-nine times out of every hundred no harm is intended, but those senstive people, who have the longest and sharpest elbows of anybody, are always attributing a motive to every accidental jog they get. The fact is, personal importance is at the bottom of this whole thing. The world is not thinking about you—has no desire to hurt you —but imagine that the whole world cshoulcl be run in your interest.—Weekly Arkansas. It is not only true in Arkansas, but every-where. Poor things should be more pittied than cen sured. They should be assigned to their proper places for fear of brain storm* ~ —■ NO. Q.