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-PUBLISHED BT FHE NEWS PRINTING CO. TELEPHONE Office 215. Efltift Rltltact 221 THOS. J. WOOD - - - Editor Our Motto: “Tell the truth—No matter whom it helps or hurts.” Entered the Post Office at Starkvllle, Mississippi, as second class mall matter Published every Friday. Subscrip ton price % 1.00 per year All communications must be accompanied with the name of the writer. No attention paid to anonymous communications. Correspondents wanting their manuscripts returned must in close the necessary stamps. Notice of meetings of strictly charitable organizations will be inserted one time free. Obitua ries, In Memorials, Cards of Thanks, and all other notices of all kinds must be paid for at one cent a word. There will be no eviation from this rule. local and Hkrsonal Mrs. W. J. Brooks, of Ethel, yisited her son here Sunday. Mr. P. M. Adams, of Bugh, was a town visitor Saturday. Mr. L. C. Anderson, Jr., is on a visit in the home of his par ents. Mr, Sills Alston spent seyeral days this week at home with his family. The Legislature, it is said, will adjourn the latter part of the week. Mr. G. Hutchinson, of the Hradley neighborhood, was trad ing here Saturday. Mr. W. A. Shaffer, of Adaton neighborhood, was trading here Saturday. Mr. S. M. Wells was a town visitor Monday on business in the Chancery court. Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Vaughn visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Shirley at West Point, Sunday. Messrs. Ed and Walter Har pole and Wiley James were in the city Tuesday, J. B. Bracken and Bud Cross, land traded here Tuesday. Both live near Bladley. Mr. Nash Seitz, one of the progressive citizens of Longyiew was here on business Tuesday. Howard I. Carter, a prominent business man of Sturgis, was here last Sunday.—Plaindealer. It is the enemy whom you do not suspect, who is the most dangerous. Dr. C. W. Westmoreland, of Columbus, paid his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Kirk, a pleasant visit Sunday. The professional politician is having hard times just as other every-day common folks. These are troublous times. The mocking bird has been heard warbling in the Wildwood. Good sign that the weather is soon going to change. Among those from Bradley and vicinity in the city Tuesday we noticed Mr. Andy Sikes and son, Charles, and Raymond Stiles. The Red Letter sign in front of the Hale Mercantile Com pany’s store, meanj Goods are being slaughtered. Come while you have the opportunity, Lawyers C. H. Hale and J. F. Frierson, of the Columbus bar, were in attendance upon the Chancery court here this week. Mr. B. P. Williams was a town visitor Monday having come down bn the train from Patrick, on account of the roads being too \ 0 bad to trayel over-land. We are glad to note that the condition of Mr. Hub Saunders, Sr., is much improved. He has been confined to his bed with an attack of grippe. If some people took as much interest in their business as they do in politics and other people's business, they would have more and be happier. Dr. A. S. Steele, President of the Memphis Conference Female College, of Jackson, Tenn., will conduct a ten day reviyal at the Methodist church, commencing on March 81st. We are ready to fill your order tor letter heads, bill heads, en velopes—jnst anything you need in printing, promptly and in neat shape. Rev. F. Z. Browne went to West Point Tuesday morning and returned in the evening where he was in attendance on a call meeting of the Presbytery. Bailiff Johnny Davis, of Self Creek, paid the News office a visit Tuesday. Mr. Dayis is one of the stirring farmers of that community and is yery popular there. Maj. Q. Wash. Pinson, the nestor of the Choctaw county bar, was attending Chancery court here Monday and Tuesday. He is not only a good lawyer but an excellent gentleman. Commenced raining Sunday night and gave us a rainy day Monday. Pretty weather will come some time and will fit in al right for all things and purposes. Mr. J. M. Murphey was on the sick list Sunday and Monday, but we are glad to report that he is able to be at his post of duty to attend to the needs of those who are wanting job work with the News. Mrs. Tom Shropshire and little Miss Margaret, who visited in the home of her mother, Mrs. A. M. Page, several days most pleasantly, returned to their home at Sturgis Tuesday even ing. Mr. and Mrs. David P. Castles are receiving congratulations on all sides. It is a fine baby girl that arrived Monday morning to be the reigning belle in the Cas ties home. Mother and babe doing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. JH. Sikes, re turned home from Patrick where he visited his brother’s home, Mr. W. H. Sikes, Mr. and Mrs, Sikes are domiciled at the home of Mr. J. L. Lucas, on LaFay ette Street, south of the Ills. Cent. R. R. Longview Saturday visitors; Dr. G. T. Mancill, W. W. Hall, R. M. Daniel. J. W, Montgomery, Henry Upchurch, Richard McGraw, Earnest Roberson, Bruce Dazelle, Tommie Taylor, Jack Edwards, Jack Veasy and others whose names we were un able to obtain. Rev. Thomas Swansey, an itinerant preacher of Columbus, preached at the Baptist church last Sunday morning, and at night Rev. Mr. Mahaffey, of Brooksville, occupied the pulpit. Both delivered forcible sermons. The pastor. Rev. W. A. Jordan, has been tb Columbus and Brooksville exchanging pulpits. It is claimed by those who ought to know that the boll we vil will cover the entire state, with the exception of a tier of counties in the extreme northern portion. It won’t do to take any chances —plant feed stuff. The Boys’ Corn Clubs will do more good for the State of Mis sissippi this year than most any other branch of agriculture. The boys will govern the future of the state together with the girls with their tomato clubs. There can’t be an overproduction of either. Mrs. T. N, Shearer returned from Macon Sunday where she spent a couple of days in t tie home of her • brother, Mr. T. G. Bush who we are sorry to say is sick. \Ve understand that he has been confined tp his room for quite a little while and friends here hope for his improvement. If the farmers don’t get to work they will let us starve, as has always been the case and will always be so, we have to depend upon you Mr. Farmers. There is no joke about this matter. Get busy and see if you can’t get the weather man interested. We think that we need different weather for the benefit of the farming prospects Rev. J. H, Thomas, of Colum bus, was a cherished guest in the hospitable home of Mr. T. N. Shearer, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Thomas is the presiding eld er of the Columbus district and preached two excellent sermons, morning and eyening at the Methodist Church. Many years ago he was the station preacher here and commands the respect and love of all who know him* He is not only a good and fear less preacher, but a most excel lent man. The east bound passenger train on the I, C., was nearly three hours late Sunday morning and had to take the M. &O. for its destination on account of a wreck two miles north of here near Patric by a freight train, the bars ot a truck to one of the cars giving down. Only one wheel got off track, but it took several hours to get the car in correct position, otherwise no damage done % of any importance. The eve ning passenger was about the same time late in the afternoon as in the forenoon train on the I. C., caused on account of the fore noon delay. Chancery Court convened here Monday, Chancellor J Q. Rob bins presiding. Sheriff C. H Nickels and Chancery clerk, E. O. Mcllwain were in their places promptly on time. As we have said before, this district is most fortunate in having the person of Chancellor Robins to preside in the capacity that he does. No officer was ever more pains taking and looked after the inter est of all concerned in his court. He is considerate, polite, and un iformly courteous to all alike, but firm. He is learned in the law and with his long experience dispatches business that is pleas, ing and gratifying to everyone. No improvement can be made upon such a presiding officer. Yesterday was one of the hard est rains of the season, attended with hail. It has been a rainy week. The darkest hour is just before day,” says Capt. Buck Chiles. He knows, for he has always been an early riser. It will surely be a bright day if darkness is an indication. Mr. Arthur Livingston, of Stnrgis, was trading here Wed nesday. Dr. J. C. Hardy spent yester day In J ackson. Prof. A. C. Cobb, of the A. & M. College, departed for Coving ton county Wednesday evening wnere he lectured to the Corn Club Mr. Church Carpenter spent a part of Wednesday and Thursday in the home of his father, Mr. W. C. Carpenter. He resides at Eupora. Mr. M. M, Mcllwain, who spent several days in the home of his son, Mr. E. O. Mcllwain, returned home near Bradley, Wednesday evening. Messrs. Percy Oswalt, George Cummins and N. B. Quinn, of Bradley neighborhood, were in town Wednesday. Mrs. R. B. Neal will return home tomorrow evening from her visit to her daughters in Louisiana. • Mr. Herman Rossoff departed for New York City, Wednesday, and will remain for sometime before returning. We wish him a pleasant time while there. s § I sM *ss <£s$ SSJS I I I I “ S Money in the bank is a friend in need. U Money talks. Be business like. The check system is the most dignified and business-like method of paying your bills and other obhga- O gations. It is one of the best ways to keep 0 \ “tab” on yourself—to keep from spending an Slot of money uselessly—Put all you get in the O bank and check against it. In just a little while you will be surprised to see how you do n save. Deposit your money right away. O 8 _ s I & S BANK OF STURGIS | Sturgis, Miss. | I Blmenfeld & Fried I I Will have on hand 1 a full supply of 1 Fertilizers, Home Mixture I And Acid Phosphate | Mrs. H. M, Holliday and little Master McClain, of New Orleans, are cherished visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. M. K. Rosseau. Do you need Dry Goods, Shoes Clothing, Underwear, or Shirts? They are going at ridiculous low prices at the Hale Mercantile Sale. Mr. Manuel Mitchell, the pop ular proprietor of the White House Cafe, was a business vis itor to Columbus Wednesday. Don’t forget the Blocton Red Ash Cahaba that so many here haye tried. Ask your neighbor, and don’t buy until you investi gate. Mr. Y. A. Pearson was a busi ness visitor here Wednesday, be ing his first visit for six weeks or more. He says that the roads are almost impassable and dan gerous to travel. In this he has many to agree with him. If you want to know which is best, tell us and we will send you enough coal to try free of charge. That’s proof, isn’t it? J. H. Smith & Cos.