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THE STARKVHXE NEWS.
VOL. XII. Substitute lor Octo ber Report Arrived. The Report is Short and In definite-Only Claims to Part of Fiscal Year. Comes From April 19th. and Leaves a Sounding Void Behind. A certain written instrument answering to the name of Octo ber Report” appeared in town this week and reported to Mr. Henry Longfellow Tschudi, Araory’s very efficient and oblig ing City Clerk. The said document does not make itself very clear as to where it came from, or as to whom it is indebted to for its being, but it comes in on the whispered brerze that the mighty document was fathered by some able-headed and able-bodied gentleman from “somewhere” away from this villiage. Tnere is one thing that may justly be said about this alleged “October Report” and that it is brief enough to satisfy the most exacting.—The world must ad mit that it is brief, and bears all the earmarks of having been made up by a hand and head that were duly and constitutionally on the job of keeping it from .show ing anything definitely. But mind you that not withstanding that this aforesaid document which is shown in another column of this issue of the Times-Press AUCTION SALE. ——————■■■■■■■■■■■ On Saturday Nov. 29th, we will sell at auction, in front of the court house in Starkville, a car load ot extra nice, young mares. These mares are all young, sound and nicely broke mares. Sale Begins at 1 O’clock. EOBEETS BEOS. M 3 SStSItSSIPI 3 !, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1013. is being handed around town as the long delayed and much talk ed of October report, the thing shows on its face that it is not. This safecl document heads itsself by sayitiig that it is a “Statement made out,in compliance with the requirements of the 133rd chap ter of the Laws of 1912.“ Now this act of 1912 is “An Act to to require each county auditor, the clerk of each municipal government and the clerk of each separate school district to report annually to the Auditor of Public Accounts, etc.,” and doesn’t haye a single thing upon earth to doi with Section 3130, chapter 99, Code of 1906, which says: “The Mayor and Board oi Alderman shall publish on the first of October, annually, a statement showing the amount of taxes and other moneys collected during the preceding year, giving each source of income, the amount of expenditures in de tail, stating for what purposes made. The statment shall show the resources and indebtedness of the municipality at the begin ning of the fiscal year and at its close, and it must be spread on the minutes of the Board. If there has been an increase of taxation as compared with next year preceding, or if the indebtedness of the municipality have been increased during the year, by contract or by ordi nance participated in or voted for by the Mayor and Aldermen un ies the increase be authorized by the electors as provided in tnis chapter, the Mayor ana Aldermen shall be suspended from office, and the Governor shall appoint their successors, who shall hold until the next election and qualification of officers thereunder, In case of au increase of indebtedness not so authorized, the Mayor and Aldermen shall not succeed them selves or each other. In towns or villages of less than one thousand inhabitants the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may have the statements in this sec tion required posted in a conspi cuous place in the municipality or published in a newspaper. Oth er municipalities shall cause it to be published in a newspaper, if there be one therein, otherwise it must be posted in at least three public places in the municipali ty.” This section 3430 is too plain to need comment. Can it be possible that the fel lows up at the City Hall can’t make the report required by this section? Surely it can’t be that they don’t want to comply with the plain requirements of the law and last but worse than all, it can’t be that they are afraid to make it. There must be sand in the ‘carburettors” up at C. H. as one of the aldermen is authori ty for the statement that all the Water and Sewer money is gone with the shallow ditch, and we owe Sullivan, Long & Haggerty S2OOO. Any remarks? —The Times-Press [Amory.] We publish the rbove for the law it contains aiih furujer to show that the entire country is being run without any regard to the laws that govern in such cases. Of course some few mumcipalties have complied where the people having taken interest in affairs tnat affect the body politics. Had the grand juries performed their duties all along the line, there would not have been this wholesale derelic tion of performance of duty. The people are to blame more than officers who fail to discharge their duties. Prejudice nor favortism has no place in the discharge of official duties. The The people see and talk more than some officials know and it would be better in every instance that they knew what was talked, for they would inform them selves and not have to be humili ated by entering the plea of ignorance of their duties. Under such circumstances the best of officials are placed at great, em barrassing disadvantages. There is not any earthly excuse for many of the short-comings of officials. And we might with all propriety add none. They have the law laid down for them and they are not anymore en titled to the benefit of ignoi ance than an individual who commits a crime against the state, indict ed by the grand jury and tried in due course of law. Ignorance is no plea in law for the violation of the law. Bulletin of Information. The sale of the Red Cross Christmas Seal in this state is conducted by the Mississippi Anti-Tuberculcsis Campaign Committee, working under the auspices of the National Society for the study and prevention of Tuberculosis with Headquarters in New York City and Washing ton D. C. The National Headquarters supplies us, free of charge, with Red Cross Christmas Seals, and all necessary advertising matter. At the end of the campaign we send to the National Head quarters 10 per-cent of the net proceeds of the sales. The object is that the entire country shall work in unison, along certain lines that have been proved by experience of the most benefit, to the ulti mate end, that Tuberculosis shall be eliminated from every town, in every statem the Union. The funds from the sale of the Seals in Mississippi are used only in our state, No permanent good can be accomplished until every county in the State takes care of its own Tubercular patients. The funds from the sale of the Seals are not sufficient to do this. Therefore: The funds are used in an edu cational campaign, paying for lectures and the printing and distributing of important litera ture that shall acquaint the peo ple of the state with existing conditions in regard to tubercu losis, to the end that the people each county in the state shall es tablish open-air-camps, free dis pensaries, and a system of visit ing nurses tor the treatment ot tuberculosis patients. No body will suffer for some thin# to eat in this county next year, for the farmers have made an abundance of everything for man and beast. Union Depot Coming. Mayor Sudduth is in receipt of a communication from the rail road officials informing him that all details have been completed for the construction of the Union depot building, that the plan had been submitted to the Railroad Commission of the state and ap proved by them and the same to be completed in ninety days from December Ist. This depot does not include the freight depots. Orphanage Car. Don’t forget this car to run free on Nov. 25th from Aberdeen to Jackson via Durant, for the benetit of the Methodist and Baptist Orphanages located at Jackson. This train will pass Starkville on the above date and the rail-road will haul the pack ages free. All of our towns along this route should remem ber the orphans and receive a blessing. No gift is too small. Mark your goods plainly “Methodist Orphanage,” or “Baptist Orphanage.” Corn molasses, chickens, eggs, butter, meat, groceries-mfact anything that can be used in an ordinary family. Deliver the articles to any agent of the railroad and they will receive attention. Remember the date, Tuesday, November 25th. Don’t forget it. Attorney Honored. We learn in an indirect way that Hon, W. W. Magruder has had a most tempting proposition from the authorized representa tive of the N. O. M. &C. R R. Cos., to become its attorney with head-quarters at Laurel, the chief office of the system. Should he accept under any circumstances, it would be at a very great sacn tice, for he has one of the most lucrative law practices within the state and many interests here, and one of the most desir abla and lovely homes. It is very gratifying, no doubt to him and friends, to have this great corporation to recognize him as a lawyer of great learning and ability, for such corporations only seek the best talent of the land. f The Famous Howard Shows Are Comingo The Famous Howard Shows will be here for the entire week com mencing Monday Nov 24th. 1913. Mr. H. Clifford Hastings the advance agent is in the city advertising the bigshows, putting out paper and doing all he can to let the natives know that the big show is coming, among the feature attractions with the How ward Shows are, The Minstrels shows, the dog and animal show the musical comedy show, the 5 in one show, the big merry go round, •'lysterous Alice and others, then in connection, there is, the High Dive and the balloon race free every day, The Howard Amuse ment Cos. band will play concerts every hour during the day during the week, and a dozen other fea tures that are too numerous to mention. The Howard shows are recommended by the city and county officials and business men every where as having a clean and upto date show and they should be welcome to Starkville. The tents will be pitched on the Sanders lot. NO. 34