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TUPELO JOURNAL^ Published Weekly F. U. KINCANNON, Prep. 1 A. II. OB BAY, Business M’J'p. FRIDAY. MARCH 6, 1908. ■Jj. 1 -XJL- . i . .. !"!■"—■? 1 filtered at the Tupelo post office as i aecond-ttlas* mail mutter. ^ RATES OF ADVERTISING. ~— i lilAPLAY ndvertisemento ut rate of per munink: incli |a*r month of four 1 vrceks. Lilierul discounts made on yearly , contracts. Notice of meetimrs of strictly chari tftble organizations will he inserted one tfrrne free; all other notices must be paid •Or. All local notices will be charged at tlie rate of 5 cents per line each insertion. Xo local takeji for less than 2o cents. There wiil be no deviation from this rule. NOTICE. No communication will appear in the is«uc of the .lournal of the week it is handed in if it is received later than Tuesday at noon of that week. .i. _-. ' . - -'■ -1 ANNOUNCEMENTS A\ i me mill < listd to am.ounce For District Attorney GEO. T. MITCHELL. J W. BARRON For State Senator J. M. WEAVER For Floater Representative from Lee and Itawamba anunty GUY W. MITCHELL. A. C. JONES. J MTHOMAS For Representative of Lee County llOBT. BIRMINGHAM. ROBERT GAMBRELL. O. L KENNEDY P E C A BOTHERS. J. M. HOYLE. — For Sheriff WILL KELLY. J. S. PARKS. F. H. MITTS, J ERRY A THOMPSON. Por Chancery Clerk NOR BIN JONES. G. W. LONG. C. L. WEST. For Circuit Clerk, F. L. KINCANNON. R I) PORTER. For County Treasurer, WILLIS HOPKINS. A. W. PATTERSON. J M LYTAL. W. F. DAVIS. Lix Assessor, G. W. GREEN. JOHN KELLY. For County Superintendent, E. P. CLAYTON. J. N. FRANCIS. LARKIN SMITH. i) e McCarthy. Justice of the Peace, oid District W. II. WAGNER. W T POUNDS. J. II. STANLEY. A \\ HALL. 4tii D strict, J. M. SAMPLE. A C McVAY •I H TUCKER For Snpei visor, 2nd District •I. E. BOSTICK F. P. Me,NEILL. 3rd District W. BARNES. CUS. MORGAN. G O HERRING 4th District ^ J. C. CALHOUN. ROBT. BURT. G. II. RUFF. Gill District W. M. ROBERTS. B- A. CURRY. A. K. SUMNER. For Consthble, 3 i ll District O. T, TRAPP. WILL INMAN. 4th District. II. M. TANKERSLY. LOCKE HAMILTON. T N LYLE ACHILLES M. ROGERS. The little birds are tuning up for their spring time songs. So are the candidates. 'I lie frogs are croaking in the marshes and lagoons. The tax payers are joining in the discord ant notes uttered, because of the agitation of the road question. Roosevelt told a delegation of Tennessee Congressmen that he would see “Carmack in hell be fore he would do him a favor.” 1 'JVddie is hereby informed that he I will never see Carmack at Repnb- 1 licau headquarters. , • * Roosevelt Flyncking. In another place, today ,Jwe print extracts from a long letter written f >y president Roosevelt to Clark e lowell, editor of the Atlanta * ‘Constitution” in which he makes £ \ disguised attempt to explain his I uotives for pursuing his infa- t nous policy of making appoint- ‘ neuts in the South* Ills effort to iistract attention from the real t question at issue in this matter is 1 glaringly disengenuous and mean- 1 y artful. It is entirely lacking J n caudor and is beneath the calm ' poise and dignity whieli should | lie held as inseparable from the i exalted position which he holds. ‘ He has, in this attempt, tried to [lodge the real charges brought i gainst him by the southern peo- , pie and has laid himself liable to the charge ef willful evasion and mis leading statement as to his motives and actions. We will not now enter iuto a discussiou of this phase ot the subject and will con tent ourselves with saying that the real objections that our people hnd against Roosevelt are his views on the subject of the social equality of the races and his lta grant usurpation of authority in abolishing the post office at In diauola. We desire, though, to point out to our readers the pain ful evidences of unrest which his let ter discloses. He is evidently ‘touch ed” and the tender spot is being galled by the severe rubbing which he is receiving at the hands of the southern people. He winces un der it, and makes admission of the pain which it gives him. He is running the gauntlet in his race for the presidential nomination and the enfilading fire which is being poured in upon him is en tirely too heavy for comfort. We believe this'is the first time that a president has stooped to notice publie clamor against his conduct. The redoubtable rough rider with all his haughty vaunt iug of courage is whistling as he nears the political graveyard which lies in his way. Battle Snip, Alabama. An elegant silver service was presented to the battle ship Ala bama, at Mobile, on the morning of the 24th ult. Miss EoKne Russell, daughter of Col. 10. L. ami Mrs. Emma Russell, made the presentation speech which slip did in graceful and charming man ner. Miss Russell is a Lee coun ty girl, her birth place being our neighboring village Verona, which is famous for rhe number of dis tinguished personages which it has given to the country. Sue is a woman of lovely personality and rivals her distingnt shed fath er in genial nature and wid; popu larity. Lee c unity is justly proud of its products and considers the Russell family as one of its high est und best types. The speculation in corn at Chi cago, the great, grain center of the country, eoiriuues notwithstand ing the unequalled product of that cereal last year and pi ices con tinue to rule at remarkably high figures considering the large quan tity in sight. The crop of last, year was the greatest, on record and a heavy decline in prices was confidently expected when the movement of the crop was under way. This expectation was disap pointed and corn remains high. This is attributable to speculation. The bulls a id the bears in tlie grain pits keep up the constant fight to which they are accustom ed and without which their occu pation would be gone. There is a bull for every hear and vice versa. If iu their fighting nobody was hurt except themselves probably the country would not lose. As it is the country Would profit ’f every bull would kill his bear aud every bear would kill bis bull. Gen. J. B. Gordon, Comman der in Chief of the United Con federate Veterans, was taken very suddenly violently ill, ou a train near Jackson, Miss., a few days since and was removed to a hotel there, where he received medical attention. We are glad to know that the grand old hero is again well and at his chosen woik of lecturing npon the phases of the great civil war. We siucerely ( trust that he may be spared for j many years yet in the enjoyment j of the affection and veueration of ' the*southern people. I It is being talked that the din ing cars *n the. Mobile and Ohio ( ire feeding niggers. If this be i ;rue they will need nothing but 1 ‘possum and taters” to satisfy 1 heir patrons. The bosses had# I letter make their orders to con-? 1 form to this idea. j j l * Southern Railway’s Growth. j It is authoritatively announced rom Chattanooga that the South- ■ rn Railway has completed its ieaus of access to all Southern orts east of the Mississippi by ( cquiring the New Orleans and Northeastern Railway, which ex ends from Meridian, Miss., to New Orleans, a distauce of 198 , niles. This rounds out the South rn’s port facilities, since it now eashes West Poiut, Richmond, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Iruuswick, Mobile and New Or eans, not to mention Memphis, >t Louis, Louisville, Chicago md Cincinnati. The New Or eaiis & Northeastern was for nely part of the Qneen & Cres scnt route, and the acquisition of t gives the Southern a pretty di •eet line of its own from Ciuciu i*m to New Orleans* The South srn is said to have bought also in lie same deal the Alabama & Ticks ourg, 148 miles loug, extending from Meridian to Vicksbnrg, and the Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific Railway, 171 miles long, extend ing from Delta, La., opposite Vicksbnrg. If this purchase is confirmed the Southern will have made a new departure in crossing the Mississippi to share in the traffic* of the Southwest. Warrant for this is found perhaps in the Frisco system’s crossing the Mis sissippi two years ago to Birm ingham. At Shreveport, near the western border of Louisiana, connection is made with the Texas Pacific.—Baltimore Sun. The business of the Mobile and Ohio division of the great south ern Km I way system nas sreaauy increased since the merger of the former into the latter and every day brings out some niauifesta t'ou of that company’s intention to extend its holdings and increase its facilities for meeting the de mauds of the rapidly growing commerce of this section of the country. In this day of mergers and combines of large interests it requires as great tact and skill in the management of a huge rail road system as it does in the manoeuvering of a big army, ia order to secure vantage ground over opposing forces. It is as necessary to the success of a great raiload that it should secure termi nal points and outlets for its trafic as it is that a great army should control points from which its forces can be effectively distribut ed. Sources of supply and depots for concentration aud distribution are the main things to be consider ed by the commanders of armies as well as by the managers.of rail roads. It requires great minds ro either direct armies to success in battle or to bring success to rail roads. The qualities required in the conduct of railroads are the same that are required in the generalship that controls armies In this day of colossal combina tions it requires genius of a high order to bring together and join in lianuouions action all the forces required in such ail enterprise as the southern Km 1 wav Company, tlie magnitude of which staggers eveu the conception of an ordinary mind. It is a grave question as to the benefits which these immense combinations bring to the people as business vehicles. We are not inclined to discuss this phase of the subject, but, in this instnm e, we are confronted by a reality which we cannot fail to perceive and we must deal with it as a fix ed instrument in the business life of our section. We realize its power and influence in all it re lations to our people and trust that, the benefits which it is capable of bringing to our country may be bestowed with a view to the coun try’s prosperity and weal. “Selected.” In our issue of last week wns an article headed “Selected”. The article was an extract from a speech of Senator McLnnrin in reply to a rpeech of Senator Spooner on the Iudianola muddle. The writer was at home sick, when the paper whs made up and did not read the proof—hence the )tnission of credit for the articles authorship. The facts given by Senator Me Laarin are well remembered by ill of our people, who were old mougli at the close of the war to icte current events. The stata nent made by him is by no meaus in exaggeration. What a bless ng it would be if the truths he old could be instilled into the ninds of every young person in he broad'Southland. ' Dunbar Rowland claims to have I liscovered the flag of Jeff Davis’ < egiment in the Mexican War. i Ve happen to know all about that f lag and when we giva its history , 4r. Rowland may conclude that i e is mistaken, it was old Abe’s i icturq that he discovered. 1 i » • f* * "* * Report of the Grand Jury. Iwenty Three Bills Found Afur Ex* . ; amining Many Witnesses ‘ iompllmentary Repott In Which Judge Sykes is \ Thanked for His Learned and Comprehensive 1 Charges to the Grand Jury Since he has Served i on the Bench. ’ L’o E. 0.Sykes,Judge of the Circuit j Court. t We the Grand Jury, submit the j following report: We have beeu in sessiou five days, have examined 145 witness 1 and have presented 23 bills ofsvn- ’ dictment. We feel couscious of the fact tlmt the work of the Grand Jury has not bee t as thorough as it should have been; but we feel ; that nuder the existing unfavor- l able circumstances that we have done the best we conld. At the same time we appreciate the charge of the Court, as to the disadvan tages, because of the bad roads and the exposure to officers and witnesses. We are firmly of the opinion, from the investigations we have made, that the heretofore repeate violations of law have largely d creased, and this we attrib' largely to the able and surpres sive charges given to the Grand Juries by the Court, which have been very instructive to the whole people as well as to the Graud Juries and have beeu the means of raisiug our people to a higher moral standard, and cause them to lend their help and influence to t.h« Gnnrr in infnrpp input. nf law and order. We have examin ed the county Jail and find the same well kept, also the records in the Circuit and Chaucery Clerk’s offices, Superiutendant of Educa tion's and Treasurer's. We found them all well and neatly kept and we congratulate the whole people on beiug so fortunate as to have allot' the various county offices fil led by nice, competent and affable ge utlemen. We extend our thanks to the District Attorney, the Sheriff and his deputies for their efficiency and promptness. Especially do we tender our thanks to the Court for his able and instructive charge not only at this term of the Court but at former terms, which we believe will be as good seed scattered abroad that will be gathered up many days hence. O. L. Kennedy, Foreman. T. A. Freeman, Clerk. COMMITTEE’S REPORT. We the Committee, visited the P oor House in Lee comity, State of Mississippi, and found every thing in good order. They all stated they got plenty to eat. This the 26th, day of February, 190J A.J Vaughan <*. W. .McPherson. W. D. Hamilton. J LI I HIE SYKES’ REM \ RKS. Mr. Foreman and G ntlemui of me Grand Jury: To ilmt part of your report which refers to in * in such flatter ing and complimentary terms, 1 cannot permit to go unnoticed. 1 assure you it is profoundly ap preciaed, and maybe pardoned for saying that if I ha l served my Maker with that degree of fidelity and zeal with which I have eu d'RVored to discharge the duties of my official position, I could read my titles clearer to a brighter aud happier land. It is indeed gratifying to a public officer to re ceive such commendation as you have so generously bestowed, for the duties of this office are highly honorable and responsible without commensurate recompense for the w..rk, at least in this district, but t-ucn a compliment ns you Jmve seen tit to bestow., is fur more gratifying than gold or silver. These are the words of e infl uence from my tel low citizens and co workers in the enforcement a id vindication of the laws of our country. They cheer the heart and brighten the track of official life. There can be no nobler or higher culling unless it be that of the ministry. Again,accept my thanks with the hope that on yonrretnrn home you may find your respective fami lies well and happy. To which the Honorable O. L Kennedy, Foreman of the Grand Jury, replied: “Judge, we assure you that nothing is said in that report but wh at we regard as just aud true aud each aud all of us eud< rse every line. It is unanimous.” M. & 0. Directors. Are Elected for The Ensuing Year at a Meeting Held In MobJIe To-Day. At the annual meeting of the directors of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad the following officers were selected for the ensuing year: W. B. Duncan, J. B. Andrews, U. 0. Cuyler, W. W. Finley, A. A Iselin, Jr. I. E. Jevones, James H. Masson, A. W. Mackinosh,. 1 E. L. Russell, W. E. Roosevelt A H. Stevens, C. Sidney Shepard,. Samuel Spencer. * It will be seen from the aboye ^ hat those staunch friends of the sonntry along the line of the “old ■eliable,” Cols. Duncan and Rus- K ;ell are still in its list of directors, 5 U long as they are on watch its iffairs will go straight and the leople interested in it will be I irotected. j W Colonel A. F. Hires Dead. 1 Richmond, Va., February 27.— ' Col. Alfred Laudou Rives, atlier of the noted Arraalie Rives, nl a distinguished civil engineer, lied at 1 o’clock this morning at tis home, Castle Hill, in Alber narle county. He was about 70 fears old and leaves three daugh ers, the eldest the Princess Trou letzkoi. Colonel Rives was tor iome years general mauager of the r’anama Canal Company. Col. Rives was for several years •he general superintendent of the tyobile and Ohio Railroad and was mown to a great many of the bnsi iess men along its route. He was i Virginian by birth and was a gentleman of the olden type He was the father of Armalie Rives, die author of the noted novel, ‘The quick and the Dead” and of ier sis’er, Ilallie Ermine Rives, who is also.gaining celebrity as a writer of fiction. Ills supervision of the Mobile and Ohio covered a part of the decade, including the 70’s. He was an engineer of Teat ability and was an universal-' y popular gentleman. Nearly all the newspapers are giving the stereotyped editorial anent the election of the best* qualified men to office. The Plain dealer is not suspicious by nature, but experience teaches it that when a newspaper begins to write a line n ¥ i N tri u I u ili'it f.tt* ton gu. lection of the best, etc,, etc., von better begin to watch out, because that line of hot stuff is backing it regular stiff stick for some im portant office. If the people are not capable of selecting the best men the editors of the State are not so—let ns leave the matter in the hands of the people where it rightly belongs—liooueville Plain dealer. I loti. J. C. Kincaunoii, who is a candidate to succeed himself as railroad commissioner for the northern district, is receiving numorons handsome press notices in his section- Mr. Kiwcannon has been an active member of the commission, and has perhaps been more aggressive in the work of getting all that was coming to his people than any other member of that body.—Meridian Star. Good Health and pure blood are inseparable. If your blood is bad, your health must suf fer. Poor blood allows the body to lose vitality just as a poor fire under the boiler allows the steam to run down. From poor blood to impure blood is but a step, and impure blood is mother to a large percentage of human ills. Dr. Harter’s Iron Tonic is an antidote for both poor and impure blood, for it is both a builder and purifier — a food and a medicine. It is the best combi-' nation of the kind known to medical science, and its success for nearly half a century has led to its endorsement by thousands of medical men who have been unable to find a substitute. Dr. Harter’s Iron Tonic will insure you against the many evils resulting from impure blood. Scrofula, pimples, blotches, kidney disorders, rheumatism, gout, dyspepsia, female weakness, anaemia, chlorosis, etc., are a iew or mem; out the greatest evil, the greatest danger, is the general weakening of the whole system, which affords an opening for every passing disease. The following is only one of the thousands of testimonials we have received: ., Detroit, Mich., Jan. 10,1901. I commenced using Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic when prostrate from a severe attack of rheuma tism. After using three bottles all traces of this disease were completely eradicated from my system, and my general health was restored. As a blood purifier Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic has no equal, and I most sdncerely recommend It to all persons suffering from indigestion, fatigue, rheumatism, and the many weakened conditions of the system produced by impover ished blood." Margarite F. Yeazell, N No. 640 Second Ave. (M,000 guarantee that above testimonial is genuine.) Every bottle of Dr. Har ter’s Iron Tonic has our "Crescent” trade-markon the label. Don't accept a - insist on Dr. Harter's. Made only by HARTER MEDICINE COMPANY DAYTON, OHIO Maker, :d»o of Dr. Harter', Wild Cherry Bitten, and other well known Dr. Harter Medicines. IFOR ftiM EVERYWHERE. 'o 2 Leaves (daily). 6 05 a m t> 4 Leaves (dnil.v)... 7 44pm o- 3 2 Leaves (w’k dny* nixd) 8 10 a m SOI'TH Bnl NI) o I o. -3 o I Hf J" DR. FRANK MELTON. Optician, Manager. T. J. JODRHAN, Jeweler. Southern Optical and Jewelry Co. Jourdan’s Old Stand. Manukactuiikhh ani» Dkalkiih in I Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles and Silverware. Pit. FRANK MELTON* in a graduate Optician and han all the \ latent inntruinentn for tenting theeyenand in prepared to make up and properly fit you with S pec t Helen or Eye (ilannen. j All Ooodn purchaned from an will he Engraved FREI'. iFine Watch Repairing a Specialty. Remember we make your Old Gold into New Jewelry. Bank of Tupelo, TUPELO, MISS. Statement of Condition, February 6th, 1903. RESOCRCES. Loans and Discounts...*.$140,110 20 Overdrafts and Advances on Cotton.. 92,020 03 Lee County Bonds.... 1,740 75 Banking House and Fixtures.. 11,500 00 Other Real Estate.r. 1,000 00 Revenue Stamps. 90 10 Cash and Sight Exchange. 86,402 31 VOOVfOl* LIABILITIES. Capital Stock.$ 50,000 00 Surplus.„. 25,000 00 Undivided Profits._.i... 3,0(59 18 Dividends Unpaid._ 150 00 Cashier Check. 490 82 DUE DEPOSITORS. 260,664 44 _ $339,374 44 JOHN CLARK, B. T. CLARK, C. W. TROY, S. J. HIGH, President. Vice Pres. Cashier. Ass’t Cash’r DIRECTORS. SHELBY TOPP, W. C HINDS, J. P. SISK, W. I). ANDERSON, JOHN CLARK, B. T. CLARK, C. W. TROY. Call on us when you place your business. We would like to have your account. Our policy is Conservative but Liberal. We handle all forms of Good Banking Business. S. T HARKFY, President J. J. ROGERS, Yice-Pres. F. JOHNSON, Cashier FIRST NATIONAL BANE * |g£ Directors: | Cj 5 T^pSld, S. T. Hurke.v, O TJ '^Robins 0 Transacts a General Bauking Business. R. S. Thomas. a _ _ J.M. Allen, O r. Johnson, g Capital and Surplus $60,000. A\ . . 1 rice. 5 - « tttipzeiilo, miss. Collection* given Prompt Attention and Quick Return*. We want your Business. Insured Against Burglars. Regular meetings of the Board of Director* 1st Tuesday in each month. FACTS COUCEFITICTG The Southern H( e Co-operative Co. OI’ MEEIDIA1T, IMIISS, WILL LOAN YOU MONEY. 1. Office crowded with business. 2. it is under first-class management. 3. Salaried men on the field employing agents. 4. Hank reference given on application. 5. You risk nothing by dealing with ns, 6. Monthly payments to ns less than the reut you NOW par. 7. We charge you NO INTEREST: 8. We refund your money if you become dissatisfied. 9. All inquiries answered by return mail. 10. Our Capital Stock is 110.000. 11. Headed by men above suspicion. 19 iVI r It H Mullen is out- local acrent nt, Tnneln. Miss. HORSE COLLARS. Collar Pads, Plow Lines, Back Bands, Single Trees, Double Trees, Harness, Trace Chains, Curry Combs, Horse Brushes, Harness and Saddlery of vari ous kinds. Everything imaginable in Horse Goods. Good goods and good values. Call to see us. Godsey Manufacturing Co. 1STe-w T'elepli.oza.es. The Cumberland Telephone and . Telegraph Company H i(«issued statement of its business for the mouth of January aud the p >wili of subscribers is shown as follows: Number of subscribers Jan. 1st, 1903, • 92,425 Number added during Jan. - 4,077 Number discontinued during Jan. - . 3,380 Net increase for the month, .... 697 93,122 ... .. ..ji T.... ■ _-x.4B.ii.