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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOL. X. GOOD ADVICE- Nearly every week we see pub lished in some exchange a ‘‘Let ter from Texas” from some citi zen who has given Mississippi the “ high ball:’ for the wonder ful west. Their advice invariably is for young men of Mississippi to stay in their native state and develop her resources. The West has had a severe test during the past three or four years and as a re suit her banks are closing and her farmers and business men on a hard run, This is not true, of course, of course of all sections of the West, but the prosperous section this year may be the un prosperous section next year. The boll weevil cant hurt much in Mississippi where there is not so much at stake and where di versification is so great. The farmers of Mississippi as a rule own their land. They can grow not only the necessaries but the luxuries and delicacies of the dining table*. Lands in the state are rapidly increasing In value, there has already been a wonder ful advancement in the rural schools and mail service and with in the next ten years the state will have a perfected system of public roads. Then Mississippi will be the best all round state in the Union.—Houston Post. It has long been the plaint that our smoke-house has been too far from our base of operations. Thanks to the development of the keener intellect of the farm er, anew and state wide interest has been awakened in the hog in dustry, Farmers are raising bet ter and more meat, while within our borders ,running full time, is a packing plant which takes care of the surplus at a profit Now comes another item which is of vital importance; where is our Grist Mill? From whence comes the meal, grits and chops, that are every day so essentiat ol the sustenance of ourselves and stock? It’s a sad state of affairs to slight the corn of our growing and go north ane pay a larger price for these commodities, when our soil, climate and other adjuncts contribute to make ours the best. Mr. Parmer, this is a proposition which will mean a factor to your ultimate success or failure. Our Odd Fellows’ visiters ar rived yesterday morning. They are R. S. Brumfield, Grand Mas ter; Monroe McClurg, O. L. Me Kay, and R. C. King, Past Mas ters; and Walter S. P. Doty, Grand Sec’y. They met here with Past Grand Master S. Fried to revise constitution of the Grand Lodge, they forming com mittee on laws of the Order. Captain T. W. Hamilton, Chan, eery Clerk of Chickasaw county, accompanied by his friend Mr. G. Alexander, of the same place, were visitors at the Chancery office Monday, and enjoyed the hospitality of Clerk Mcllwain. They had been at the A. & M. College, and expressed them selves as higblw pleased with that institution and with the ur banity of all the people with whom they came in contact, STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1911. BRADLEY LOCALS. Several people from Acker man came down Sunday morning to attend the Moss-Heflin wed ding, which took place at the residence of the bride’s father ? Mr. Charlie Heflin. The happy couple immediately taking the afternoon train for the grooms home in Ackerman. Miss Verua Eakin, of Long view, spent Saturday night and Sunday in theGillis home. Miss Maud Gillis attended a party Friday night at Mrs. Ed wards in Longview. Mr. Robert McElvaney depart ed for Memphis Sunday to spend a short whils in learning the bar bers’ trade. Mr. Joe Sikes had the misfor tune to get hooked by a cow and seriously hurt. Mr. Jimmie Brown of the A. & M. College spent Saturday and Sunday at home. Messrs Dock and Luther San ders, of Longview, spent a short while Sunday evening in onr town. Mrs. H. H. SIKES. While it was not unexpected, as dissolution of soul and body had for some time been immi nent, the death, on last Saturday, of Mrs. Henry H. Sikes, at their home, Patrick, three miles east of townj proved a sad blow to a wide circle ot family and friends. Interment followed the funeral service in Odd Fellows’ cemetery Sunday afternoon. Services fit tingly appropriate were jointly rendered by the several pastors of the town. Mrs. Sikes leaves a husband, a sister, Mrs. Geo. Hartness, and five children, two of whom are yet under the parental roof. Hers was a beautiful life, and though a sufferer for years, was nnshorn of the noble Christian beatitudes that are a glow of de light and a bright light in which the loved ones will joy to follow.. ADATON DOTS. Rev. Mr. Nabors filled his re gular appoiment at Steels Chap el on last Sunday he preached on Regeneration in the afternoon to a large and appreciative au dience. Mrs. Bessie Steel made a short visit to her sons, Messrs Dot and Sam Steels. Mrs. J. A. Clardy spent sever al days with her sons in Stark-' ville this week. Mr. Clardy is about through planting corn, provided he does not have to plant over. Mr, P. W. Arnold, and his daughter, Miss Lela Mae, came home from Starkville Sunday. We are glad to learn that after taking treatment under Dr. Eck ford Miss Lela is rapidly improv ing. We were glad to shake hands with Rev. J. A. Stone, formerly of our neighborhood, but now of Cedar Blufi, • Mrs. Maud Miller, the princi pal in the Pine Forest School, was visiting in Adaton Sunday, accompanied by Miller Petty, her cousin. Sorry to report the sickness of Mrs. E. 0. Fulton. COME! Come all you Hill-billies,and Red necks, too; The Chief has a message to give unto you. Come also, you Cattle, also Low brow; He honors the man vho fol lows the plow. Though hands and features are scarred from toil, The flowers of Liber-y are the tillers of soil. Come as an army, prej ared for the fray. Victory will be ours on election day; Then will our interests be guard ed well, Where heretofore, wo only got a smell. For Vardaman’s head is more than hair, And he’s just the size for a Sen ate chair. While his sympathies are with the poor, And Trusts and Combines he’ll not endure. Ws SSLaCSgy . ss.y < BHH -3k .■* x Jas K. Vardaman. Oktibbeha County’s choice for United States Senator. Hear him at the Court House Saturday March 25th. 191.1 at 1 <s’clock p. m. The Ladies are specially invited. Everybody be promptly on hand. The College band will pur nish Music for the occasion, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LAND. AGOOD TIME IS IN STORE FOR EVERYBODY. Mr. J. H. Houston the genial and accommodating traveling representative of the popular and well known the A. Gressett music House of Meridian spent Monday here, and left for Columbus Tues dav, where he attended the state Sunday School Convention, Circuit Court Clerk Mike Ful gham is confined to his home with measles. We hope to see him out soon, and in the pink of health, Mr. T. C. Brown, of Sturgis, visited the Vardaman Club, at its organization, Monday night, and delivered a timely and well re* oelved address. YARD AM AN CLUB. Hurrah for Vardaman and the Vardaman Club! Steps were ta ken Monday evening to form a Club of the followers of that gi ant statesman, J. K, Vardaman, and within a very short time a nucleus was formed which has rapidly grown and has promise of future expansion sufficient to make it one of the most active and enthusiastic in the state. A goodly amount of business was transacted,funds raised and active committees appointed for the furtherance of the Vardaman cause, and for the arrangement for and entertainment of that honorable personage during his visit here. Among those who made enthu siastic addresses were Hon, Odie Daniel, Capt. L. D. McDowell, Messrs Manuel Mitchell, W. E. Drane, and others. St. Alex has the whooping cough Leroy has the measles. Old Wash Gibbs has the gout,— Pop goes the weasel*. St. Alex is the pious one, Leroyal the Sabbath breaker — Two souls with but a single thought, Will find the undertaker. The secret caucus has done its work. With all of its dirt and scum, 1911 will shake the tree, And the White Chief catch the plum. Cattle are grazing'on a thousand hills, The old ones in a-trot; They eat naught but what’s wholesome — All other is the veriest rot. The White Chief is a very bad man, Pious Alex so declared, But he knows he’s got a devil of a job When the cattle at him cross eyed stared. This holy one of Jackson thwn With Leroyal, is a riddle Will never march to Washington With the people playing the fiddle. Come out Saturday and hear Ex. Gov. Vardaman explain the inconsistencies with which his political enemies are charging him. We venture the assertion that his arguments will be logic al, and his proofs convincing. A man possessed of Vardaman’s indomitable courage • and keen and rugged honesty, he soon gets the confidence of the people and nothing can skake their faith or stem the high tide of popularity on which he is so surely being borne to the Senatorial port’ That the poultry industry is profitable to those who invest in it their capital and energy is evi denced by the deal made at Eu pora, last week by J. A. Shaffer, a progressive farmer of Webster county who carried to town a two horse wagon load of eggs. His eggs were not in cases, as is the custom, but were solicfly packed in the wagon. The lot consisted of 250 dozen, and sold at 17 1-2 cents, which indicated a profit to the farmer. Judge T. B. Carroll is holding court in Kemper* this week. STURGIS LOCALS. BY MISS SALLIE BEVILL Mrs. Lelia Richardson is now occupying the Carlisle house. She made a trip to Ackerman Monday to purchase some house hold articles not in the home market. Mr. and Mrs. Vester Skelton were shopping here Saturday. Mrs. Lula Durham was a visit or here Sunday. Miss Coleman is the guest of her uncle, Mr. Luther Dawkins, Miss Calhe Arnold left for home this week. Miss Ilah Woodson made her weekly visit to her parents Sun day. • The Sturgis School will close Friday, Rev. Bess Wallace filled his appointment at Wakeforest Sat urday and Sunday, preaching two excellent Sermons. Mr. W. H. Miller was visiting schools in this section last week. We have just rec’d anew in cubator and will try to raise chickens during vacation, as we expect picnics and politics to be a leading issue. For Sup’t. Education* Mr. A. E. GREEN. With this issue, in our an nouncement column, we are pleas ed to insert the name of Mr* A. E. Green, of Sturgis, whose asj pirations and the strong solicita tions of friends lead him to an nounce himself a candidate for County Superintendent of Edu cation. Mr. Green is a man, not so young, nor yet so very old, who has taken advantage of each suc ceeding year of his life in the cultivation of his chosen life work; that of an educator. He never allowed an opportunity to pass, though at times almost propagating the opportunities that he might gain their advant age, and now, after years of school life, of Institute and Nor mal training, and of practical training in the school-room, we have no hesitancy in stating that we believe Mr. Green’s capabili ties equal to the task which the County Super in tendency impo ses. Mr. Green asks the courteous consideration of the people, and will heartily appreciate your suf frage by a dutiful measure of school improvement.work,should he be so fortunate as to receive the office. Work having been retarded by the cold snaps and heavy- rains farmers are now taking advant age of the favorable conditions and hustling things. > ••• The features of Otho Mcilwain Chancery Clerk, is radiant with smiles —the stork came his way last week, leaving a nine and one half pound baby boy. Both ba by and mother are doing nicely. See the Crowd here tomorrow to hear the White Chief; Jas. K. is alright, so the people say, and that goes, NO. 2