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CUBUISIIKD BY THE NEWS PRINTING CO. TELEPHONE Office 215. Edlter’c Residence 221. THUS. ,1. WOOD - - • KditorlJ Our Motto: “Tell the truth—-No matter whom it helps or hurts.” Entered the Tost Ottice at Starkville, Mississippi, as second class mall matter Published every Friday. Subscrlp .on price 51.50 per year 19U—MEMBER—1916 Mississippi Press Association FOR CONGRESS First Congressional District GUY W. MITCHELL OF LEE COUNTY. HON. E. S CANDLER OF ALCORN COUNTY JAMES A CUNNINGHAM OF PRENTISS COUNTY FOR MAYOR City of Starkville J. C. PAGE P. G. SUDDUTH FOR CITY CLERK T. J GUNN After, Villa, who next? Ct eer up and stay cheered. Alas! Peace to the ashes of peace! Health, wealth and cussedness are modern triplets. Even one fleeting smile is worth a whole year of grouch. Ballets, like joy riders, never pause to lake stock of the dam age (hey inflict. Upon second thought, this is even a better town than we im agined. Tie to it. Soon, however, tne poor dove of peace will have no place even to call its roost. Women kiss when they meet, men shake hands, and animals rub noses. But what will Villa and the devil do when they meet? Amidst all of the excitement of wars and rumors of wars,don’t lose sight of the fact that you can hear a mighty good sermon in this town at any church every Sunday in the year. Remember that all announce ments are cash down and should we so tar forget ourselves to place any name without the per qusite, no such name will make its appearance again. We will not deviate from the rule. Should there be any in this class take notice. There is a mighty stir, as we notice from our exchanges in ike various municipalities for pri maries. All who contemplate running for office should make their intentions known, for some people decide upon someone within their minds and are hard to change. It is pour consola tion for a candidate to take to himself by telling friends that had he announced sooner he be lieves that he would have been successful. We have many idle negroes that ought to be employed. They go well gowned and yet no visi ble means of support. People white ami black without visible means ought to be taken up and made work. A genteel loafer is not worth anything to a commu. nity; tbe man of industry is the true gentleman. BILBO ADMINISTRATION Thus far to tlie ousal on-look or not so much has been accom plished as ought to have been, but all must admit that there has been some good progress made. Perhaps our representatives in both houses need more sympathy than condemnation. The papers throughout tiie stale, regardless of political proclivities, commend his iuaugnal address as being one of the ablest and most statesman like document that ever emenai ed from any governor of this state. Our representavives were in full accord with the many favorable expressions of the press. The progress made by the law-makers has been a sur prise and a disappointment to the people who sent them to Jackson. They made many promises for the revision and en actment of good and wholesome for the government of their con stituents, but it seems tliai they saw anew light or became blind ed after reaching the great tern pie oi law-making if the poll ticians on the out side could be kept out of the halls, certainly the work would have gone on in a more rational and business like way. We people in North Mississippi seem to be afraid to give fair and equal representation to South Mississippi that is growing in population and many of I tie coun ties in North Mississippi and pay more taxes. Had it ever occurred to you Unit if re presen. tat ion was cut down that il would be better for the state? One representa‘ive for each county and one senator for every four counties would be as good if not better tor the interests of the State. Take all interests into consideration, intellectually, fi nancially and everything ma. tei*ially. The Governor is able and is striving to do the things that will be of lasting benefit for all in terests, but there is a class that lias always been sucking the state for selfish ends under the cover of the ood of the people, putting every obstruction pos sible in the paths. The deck ought to be cleared of them and give the law-making powers a chance to demonstrate what there is in them. The people should do what ihosedo who are organ ized to carry out thmr schemes, bombard their repiesentatives with letters filled and well load ed with good sound cartridges and be certain that no blacks are sent out. Shoot in an effective manner and remind them of the promises made when promising the “Dear People” what they would do or attempt to do. There are big interests it is said suffering, such should not be. but the Governor is right in ve toing all bills that there is no provisions for paying the liabili ties incurred or to be incurred for payment of same. The very same principle applies to a cor poration or more accurately speaking, to an individual. Yet you will find people who want the legislature to pass unreason able and oppressive laws for sel fish aims and objects. We have no institution in the state that will receive a set back tor any term of years nor their efficiency in any way impaired. The state and counties are now over taxed as shown and unless a more equitable basis for assessments are made, we must not expect greater appro priations at the hands of the legislators. The slate lew is all sufficient and the Governor is ess JTJUULVIU** MAW a, MTAAK.TIX.LA. HUi right in not giving his consent to raise it from 0 to 7 mills. Were such a raise made me var ious counties would lower assess ments‘and then be m the same hole or in a deeper one. Our state affairs should be run upon the same principle of an individual. If not able to have everything that is wanted do without it until we become pros perous. Were the people to organize as some do, perhaps they could as sist and encourage the rep re sentatives to discharge their du ties in a fair and creditable way. Pardoning Board. One of the several things men tioned by Gov- Bilbo in his in augural address and recommend ed, was the creation of a pardon ing board, but upto the present time the legislature has failed to create it. It ought to become a law for the benefit of all concern ed. Under the present law it gives one man too much power and only those who have family and financial influence receive consideration for clemency By all means create it; it works well in other states whet’e there are pardoning boards. There are so many good reasons for it and none against it- A $1,500,000.00 bond issue should have been passed to get the state out of debt and enable all necessary appropriations be made to run state affairs success fully. This w.ay of the Governor being authorized to borrow in lit tle dabs is expensive and keeps the state always financially op pressed. It is to be hoped that the legislature will yet pass the necessary wholesome laws so as to be a model of legislation for other legislative bodies- The ways and means commit tee of the Legislature announce that the body is ready to ad journ. having placed a privilege upon every trade, calling and profession. After due and full consideration it exempts doctors, dentists arm professors, ihe very persons, from a financial stand point, as equal and abler to pay than the vast majority of the classes that will have 10 pay. The logic is that the exempted class do a large amount of chari table work. The truth of the business is that every class does that kind of business. Bu for good pay there would be bui little charity practice of any kind. In this day and time the professors get their education free, paid bv the tax payers universally. Some further pro gress could be made by the tax payer paving all incidental ex pauses and ooard inclusive. Personally we have never been a gieat advocate for privilege taxns. but if it has to be. let all com • under the same rule. The privi •ge tax on Sawyers, if the r-c mm ,J udaiion be accepted, will be trom $lO to S3OO, according to amount of practice. There will, no doubt, be a sanaller number of lawyers doing a practice from $25,000 to $75,000 per year. The people pay the freight on all things Every little scheme and device are resorted to for the raising of revenues to make it appear that the tax is but small, when in fact the aggregate is fabulous. Wo have too much taxation. The Oktibbeha County School Board will meet at the Court House at 10 o’clock Monday, April 10th, 1916. C. E. Scroggin, County Supt. Commissioner’s Sale. The State of i Mississippi, In Chancery Court. Oktibbeha County i Harry Robertson, et al. No. 2392 vs. Miss liettle Saunders. By virtue of adecreefn the Chancery Court of said County, .rendered in the above styled cause on the 14 day of March, A. D. 1916, at the March Term. A. D. 1916 of said Court. I. the under signed duly appointed Special Commis sioner of said Court, will, on the 24 day of April, A. I). 1916, between the hours of 11 o’clock A. M. and 4 o’clock P. M., sell, at public outcry at the South Door ot Court House in said Oktibbeha Coun ty, to the highest bidder or bidders, for cash the following described real estate situated iu the County of Oktibbeha in the State of Mississippi, to wit: North West Quarter of Section 6, Township 19, Range 14. Dated this the 30 day of March, A. D. 1916. R. LONG, Special Commissioner. FOR BALE. income Property—Rooming House, Main Street, 14 rooms, 2 baths, numerous closets, elec trict lights. For particulars ad dress, Mrs. P. H. Dille. Final Notice of Publication. NOTICE is hereby given that Lewis D. Shurden, of Longview, Mlsl<Jr'ni, who, on January 3rd, 1911, made home stead entry Serial, No. 04709, for SEJ4 of the SWJ4,Section 18. Township 18 N, Range 12 E, Choctaw Meridian, lias filed notice of intention to make final five year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the Chancery Clerk of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, at Starkvillo, Mississippi, on the 27th day of April, 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: Rase urn Quinn, John Parish, Walter Quinn, and Ken Simpson all, of Longview, Mississippi. W. F. CUMMINS. ResrOter Road Contract The Board of Supervisors of Oktibbe ha County will on the Ist Monday in April let the following roads to be worked under contract. Miller road from Houston rd to Bell School House 2 miles west end of Wade road 2 miles. Beginning at Greensboro road and running to Bankston road. Artesia road beginning at Louisville road and ending at Beal 1 line. Cedar Bluff road beginning at Cedar Grove Church and ending at Beat line about three milas. Green and Outlaw rd beginning at Noxubee Bridge and ending at Cedar Grove Church about 2% miles. Lower Crawford road baginning at pike on Roberson road and ending at Boyds house. Macon road beginning at Agency Hill and ending at Pleasant Grove Church about three miles. J. R. LONG, Clerk. This the I6th day of March 191 G, NOTICE. Because of the difficulty of col lecting bull fees, I shall require all parties to pay in advance Service will be declined unless checks is sent with cow S. J. Wallace. Furnished rooms to rent, or will rent the lower floor of my residence furnished or partly lurnished. Mrs. J. A. Carothers. Phone 93. •• (Bold i/Rcddl Ibats.. A beautiful line of up-to date Spring Millinery. We can save you fifty per cent. lam located at my country home. MRS. R. D. WOODSON, Sturgis, Mississippi- PROFESSIONAL. - - ■ W. W. MAGRUDER, Attorney at Law Starkville, : Mississippi. ’ THOS J. WOOD, ~ Attorney at Law ♦ STARKVILLE. MISSISSIPPI JOE s7 RICE Attorney At Law Starkville, : ; : Miss. Office in Nash Building. JOHN PERKINS. Attorney at Law STARKVILLE, - MISS. G ODIE DANIEL. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW }*: u Old Stand Starkville. : Mississippi. WILL E. WARD, Attorney at Law Starkville, - Mississippi Office in Nash Building B. F. BELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CKACERY. Starkville, : Mississippi. Practices in all the Courts, Prompt at tention given to all business. Otnce over Stillman s Furniture Store. Office Phon I;>7. Residence ]?"7 M. A. Saunders. B. M. Walker. Jr. Saunders & Walker Atorneys Office in Nash Building. Starkville, : : Mississippi. JOHN D. GREEN, JR. Attorney at Law STURGIS, MISSISSIPPI. Practices in all courts of Oktibbeha an<l adjoining counties. D. E. RAINEY Vetinery Surgeon STARKVILLE, MISS. Offers his professional services to the public. ’PHONE 303. Fred L. RICKS Physician and Surgeon Office on Main Street next to Carpenter Reed 'Phone: Office r> A Residence 0-B Starkville, Mississippi. The union meeting: of the W, C T U., held at the Methodist church Sundav evening was well attended and the program was interesting and instructive and all parties performed their parts well. Mrs. John Foster. Mrs. Hughes and Prof, G. T. Hower ton. of the college, were on the program and responded most creduabh as was expected of them, being practiced public speak* rs Also, the voung man of the college, a student, who baa won the medal for the best oration a’ W. C. T U. con us* at the debate out there, de claimed the same on this occa sion which was logical and splen didly delivered The music was verv appropriate for the occa sion . 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