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Published Weekly _ F i-. U K. INCAN NON Prop. A. H. OB BAY, Business VI' 4’r FRIDAY. JAN', 20, 1905. Entered at the Tupelo post office as «econd-clnss mail matter. RATES Or ADVERTISING. DISPLAY advertisements at rate of *1.00 per running inch per mouth of four weeks. Liberal discounts made on yearly contracts. . . . Notice of meetings o strictly chan table organizations will be inserted one time1 free: all other notices must be paid Ol All local notices will he charged at the cate of 5 cgnts per line each insertion No local taken for less than go cents. There wiil be no deviation from this rule. Bishop C. B Galloway has re signed from the hoard of trustees of the Alcorn A. & M. College. The weather during the past week has been the coldest experi enced here for six years past. Fox three days the thermometer reg istered as low as twelve degrees above zero. _ The weather has been so cold for the past week that the brick fork going on in all parts of the ■ity has been stopped. Several new buildings that are contempla ted will be delayed on account of the-freezing atmosphere. L a e uinieu ouiico wupiomv, Court lias decided that Senator Burton, of Kansas, who was con victed of receiving money for se curing appointments for Federal places last fall, is entitled to a new trial anS now we are to have an • other installment of testimony as to republican rascality. As the Su preme Court is a republican ma chine and the Senate is another it will never be possible to put a member of either in the peniten tiary. Gov. Bob Taylor is now pres ident of the Bice Bureau, Nashville Tenn, which sends out a tine class of lecturers and showman gener ally. Old Bob is a pretty good showman himself. By the way, did any body ever hear linn play the fiddle. It was said of him that he fiddled himself into congress in his young days from a district iu East Tennessee. We have heard ljim several times but uever saw him draw a bow across the strings of a fiddle. Is it a myth about his wonderful lindling? The “Rail Road rate making problem'’ is agitating congress ,■? now greatly. It looks like there will lie something dime giving to the Interstate Commission un ' larged powers in its exercise of au thority to define and fix rates on roads running from one state into another. The State Commissions have been hampered in their func tions by the lack of power in the, Interstate Commission. I> is to be hoped that the power may be con ferred. T li e people would be greatly benefitted if this were , 1 done. - - ' What has become of the boll weevil ?. Since the great'slump in the price of cotton we have uot heard- anything about the little bug: it is uow the season for it to he snugly coddled in winter quar ters and we presume it is there nwaitiiiir the ommiug of silling when it will give a practical exem plification of Darwins theory of sur vival of the fittest. The little pest last year widened its territorial limits considerably. We presume ■ it will enlarge it still further next season as it has* been practically ■ admitted by U114 governments ex pert entomologists that in it they have.struck a bug that they can not'Stop.' Judge L:. 0 Sykes .The term of office of thio emi nr-nt juiitrt as Judge of the First Judicial 'District ( xpires on the 1st J * of Match, prox, and it is generally understood that lie will be named bv Gov. Vardanian as bis own suc cessor., During the eight years of his.incumbency of the, high place •*:i . which' tie has adorned we have •r • s neVer’hea’ici a word of adverse crit *1 1 <ds'iii of - any of liis officials acts; ou the contrary. lie has received universal applause because of his faith fill and efficient disc-hinge of his duties ahd the impartial exer cise <>f his powers and prerogative* ns ,a judge. In bath his official and personal conduct bis recOhl stands sans p'eur et sans reproche and all >• “ • the people join in praise of his 'eminent ability as a. jurist and ol his courteous bearing and dignity, as a gentleman. This re appoint ment will be received by both the bar and the people with pleasure and satisfaction. The Condition Of Lee County. Notwithstanding the depression in business circles caused by the slump in cotton, which occurred a month ago, our county is enjoying au unusually satisfactory condition of prosperity. There is, of course, some discoutent prevailing amongst that class of farmers and business men who were caught w ith large blocks of cotton on hand when the great slump occurred This class embraces but few, for nearly everv producer and dealer in cotton bad sold the bulk of their holdings at satisfactory prices be fore the decline occurred. Only a very few hold all the cotton which they made or bought before it came upon us. The county produced the largest crop of corn in its history and the product of pork was quite large. Many persons slaughtered enough hogs to make all their meat. Many made more than thay needed and sold some. Only a very few made none at all* A large quantity of corn has been sold aud shipped and there is now a great deal more corn in the coun try than will be required to mu it under economical management. The statements made by the banks of our city show deposits largely iu excess of any previous showing. Combined these banks have $750,000. of deposits in their i . rni c i.t. _ vaults. -iiit; fiu^uiatiuu* ui. nuc county is about twenty five thous and citizens. For each of these, young and old, white aud black, these three banks hold over thirty dollars a piece. This is more than the per capita amount of all the money in the United States, in cir culation. In addition to this there are large sums hoarded by farmers aud others, which can justly be calculated to swell tho money in the county to the enormous sum of over $1,000,000. This is a very fine showing and it ought to dispel all the gloom that may pervade any part of our people, except the fel lows who have u" lot nor share in that great sum of money. Iu addition to the money in the county there are several thousand bales of cotton which are being held for better prices. To this may be added many thousands of bush els of corn for sale aud many hun dreds head of mules aud cattle. When all this is put into money the sum will be very greatly in creased. Iu view of these facts, which are not over stated, we do not set any reason for discouragement for our people. We heartily cougratnlate all classes upon the splendid con dition of the masses aud upon the bright and brightening prospects which are so highly encouraging for the future. The county is steadily growing iu population and wealth. 1 f our people will only be wise and adopt the excellent plan adopted by ourStfde Hoard of Con trol, and raise everything that they consume and then what cotton they cun, Lee county will soon become the banner county of the South. Arbitration Treaties Treaties providing for the arbi tration of claims against several nations are pending in the U. S. Senate and considerable opposition to their ratification has developed amongst Senators from the South. These treaties provide for the ar bitration of individual as well as government claims. it will be recalled that during the days of the reigu of the carpet baggers and tne scalawags several of tbe southern states were iucum b< ied with heavy indebtness which was evidenced by issues of bonds under legislative authority. In tnauY of these iustauces, after the rightful people had overthrown these scoundrels, these debts were tbe subjects of compromises be tween the legitiuate authorities and the holders of the bonds. This was notably the case with Yirgiu. ia, Alabama, and Tennessee, in which states tne question of set tlement was submitted to the peo pie, 31 i s s i s s i p p i was uot included in the list of elates involved, because, at that time, the state had no credit aud the v llaiuons crew thut was iu possession of its government could find no purchasers for its bonds and, therefore, did uot iosue any It had however, at a remote day in its history, issued a large amount m bonds which, because of irreg ularities in their issue and sale, were declared iuvalid by the su preme court of the state. These bquds are still held by the foreign ers who cling to the hope that they may, at some time, be collected. The opposition to these treaties is founded upon the fear that the treaties may contain obsonred pro* visions that might under arbitra tion be interpreted so as to cover these claims. It is nnderstood that president Roosevelt holds to the ideas entertained bv the southern senators and will not sanction the ratification of any treaty that con* tains clauses liable to such con struction and that he has said that he will withdraw from consider ation by the senate such as come under this objecion. Water Rates For ResWeices Aai Stores. As frequent inquiry is made of the citv authorities as to what will be the rates for water when the city is ready to supply it to the public, we publish by request of the authorities the rate adopted, which will be as follows: One kitchen sink or hydrant and one closet per year $12 00 Additional closet one year 3.00 Bath tubs each 3 00 Yard hydrant or street washer 3.00 Residences having more than one family, or stores having more thau one tenant doing business and using water from same fixtures, a separate charge will be made for each family or firm. LIVERY STABLES: Water closet each per year 3.00 Hydrant for stock and bug • ■ n r* a I gy warning ou.w Hotels, boarding houses, res taurants, barber shops, factories aud public buildings: Kitchen sinks per year 18. CO Bath tubs each per year 9.00 Closets each per year 6.00 Builders and contractors steel washer or hydrant per month 3.00 METER RATES. . All meters furnished or installed by customers: 25.000 gallous or less per quarter, 20 cts. per 1,000 gals. 26.000 gallous to 50,000 gal lons per quarter 10 per cent dis count. 51.000 gallons to 100,000 gal lons per quarter 15 per cent dis count. 101.000 gallons to 200,000 gallons per quarter 20 per cent discount. 201.000 gallous and over, special contract. Sale Of Short Homs. Messrs. B. B. and H. T. Groom advertise in today’s issue that they will sell, at auction, at the A. & M College, sixty head of Short Horn cattle ou the 26th day of Jan. prox., rain or shine. Forty five of these are heifers and fifteen are bulls, all of which have been iuoculated and are to be sold under a guaran tee that they are immune. This is a fine opportunity for all who an ticipate going into stock breed ing to procure young stock with which to begin. These gentlemen have held two previous sales of cattle at this college and several of our citizens have bought from them. We have not heard any complaint from any source and presume that their purchases of cattle aud their experiences with them have been satisfactory. The present is a good time to embark in the business of cattle growiug. Improved breeds are more profit able than the common stock of the country. We should be pleased to see many of our farmers and fanciers attend this sale and profit by it. Another Veteran Passes Over The River. The following extract from a let ter received by Miss Martin au Huuouuces the death of Mr. Jack Leonard, the only representative in the Confederate Soldiers Home at Biloxi. Air. Leonard was a vet eran who loved the cause lor which he fought aud was ever true to it and his comrades, tie bad many friends who will regret to learn of his death: “It becomes my duty to inform you of the death of your Stepfath er, Air Johu Leonard, who died at u this Home at 12:30 o’clock thi&J moruiug. / tie suffered very much duriijg the pant two weeks and we ha.ve been expecting his death at alnvist any monient. tie was buried this afternoon in our cemetery. We gave him a nice burial—the Cath olic Priest, from Biloxi, officiating. The Daughters of the Conf ederacy of Biloxi came out bringi ag flow ers, aud bis grave is covered with them. Uncle Jack had every at tention that could be df Aired. Mrs Wallace, our Alatrou, giving him special attention and the trained nurse who has charge* of our Hos pital and sick men, was unremit ting in her attentioijk* l|i»». ’ * # I^All Tongues Are Busy | Saying Gracious Things About | Our Women’s Muslinwear I The Quality of the Muslin is Good, the Sizes Full and the Prices Right. $ ^ ^ In Cambric and Nainsook, with lace and embroidery trimmings, lull ^ CC W & Corset Covers blouse effect, all sizes --------- ^ | X Ladies Drawers Then Lace. Regular 50c value, at ----- ♦ J C1 *4. - Full length, deep flounce, lace inserting, and wide Embroidery triin- <£ I WM ® Ladies Skirts med. $100 quality at 75c; f 1 25 values at - - - - V 1 *UU ]■ ^ _ Ten styles to select from and the BEST VALUES ever shown <£ . I Ladies Gowns in Tupeio, at 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25 and - ^ SB If you will visit our store in January, you will see WHAT YOU WANT B and WANT WHAT YOU SEE. We want vour business for I9O5 and | will guarantee your money’s worth or your money back. W _z ? Watch for Our Clothing Sale! Remember only those who wear W jjj[ “Sterling Clothes” get married, 9/ BIO BOILS-id THEY ARE CROP RODUCERS Man’fed by Alabama Chemical Co.. Montgomery, Ala. x. , ^y aWisEiJ S J DON’T liE TALKED INTO TAKING ‘•SOMETHING .JEST AS GOOD. ONE I TUIAL OF THE "SHIELDS I RANI)" CLOTHING WILL CONVINCE VOl R THAT IT IS THE BEST SUIT SOLD FOR THE MONEY. | -FOR SALE BY- H THE BLUE STORE. - - Tupelo, Miss. I J. M. CLARK & CO.. - - Shannon, Miss. | J. A. TRICE & CO. - - Nettleton, Miss. I —-FOR SALE BY— Asa W. Allen Tupelo,_Miss. FRISCO SYSTEM Chicago an4 Eastern Illinois R. R. Double Daily Trains Between St. Louis and Chicago. MORNING AND EVENING I From LaSalle st. sta, Chicago, 9.50 a m, 9.10pm f From Union sta. St. Louis 9.80 a m, 9.4Jpm h •' f Morning or evening connection at both termini «ith lines divergmg. Equipment entirely new ami modern throughout, a double track rad , way, equipped with practical and approved wJetv applianccs.-substan tiallv constructed. TO THE SOUTHWEST One fare plus $2 for the round trip from Memphis and points on the Frisco system east, to all points in , • the Southwest / ickets on Sae 1st and 3rd Tuesday Each Month until Ap: il, 1905. I For literature and detailed information, write / \ W. L. EVANS, T. P. A. J. N. COIiNATZAlt, Gea’l A«t mt.mipiuc nnrvvr Esta/tolislied. in IS70. SAVERY’S General Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Claim Agency. For the following Counties iu Mississippi: Lee, Prentiss, Tippah Bentou, Union, Pontotoc, and Itawamba. Represents 9 Fire, Life, Tornado, Accident, Liability. Plate Glass Insurance. 1 Represents 2G Leading Fire Insurance. Companies. Local I Solicitors in each of the several couuty towns. I District Office, TUPELO, MISS. I Notice Ih Attaenment. STATE OK MISSISSIITI LEE COUNTY. *D. George Yost: ■ An atnchinent at the suit «.f U K Ken, M ainst vmir estate' for ‘•even hundred dc llnrn returnable before til# Circuit Cs urt of Lee countv nt, Tupelo. Miss., ha • lieeu executed and is now pending »■ .aid court, and unless you appear be fan s eaid court on the Third "Monday of Fd }.. 1905, and plead to »aid action, Jv Igmeut will be pntered ami the cstnto iktf .ached will he sold. F. L KINCA^.NON. ♦Circuit Clerk Lee Counti Mississippi l-l >0.05 at. * Hoarse and Lot for Sale at a Bargain Oo« ?f the best locations it i the town Of VtnjVB. fine neighborhooi I, the lot embrac ?s more or less nci es, partly sodal iic Bermuda grass. I>w ellmg con tains 4 i urge and 2 small roo. ms. 1' ine cistern i»ure water. Wills til this pine* at a hai |ain, terms easy. Fc r further information call on or address If. O. BLITHE Veron n, Miss. 12 10, 04. at NOTICE. Dr. E. M. Topp will be In Vei ona for he pnrpoeeof doing Dental w« >rk, on Tuesday <»f neb week iustead of Thurs day as he r*tolors._^ ^ TIME OF TRAINS AT TUPELO. NORTH ROUND. Vo 2 Leaves (daily). 0 I*** a 111 Vo 4 Leaves (daily).— 7 48pm Vo 12 Leaves (,\v’k days mxd) 9 05 a m SOUTH ROUND. Vo 1 Leaves (dailv)..10 00 p m Vo 3 leaves (daily).. PlOa in Vo 11 Leaves (w’k days mxd) 3 35 p m Lease on Building. Expiring Sept, 1, 1905. now occupied [)v L. D. Littleton on Main street lor iale. Apply at store. For Sale 140 acres of unimproved and in Towu Creek bottom east of Verona, applv to B. F. Ballard Tupe lo for particulars. r.