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Published Weekly. F. L. kiNCANNON, Prop. A. H. DeLay, Business M’g’r. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20,1906. Fmtered at the Tupelo post office as second-class mail matter. RATES OF ADVERTISING DISPLAY advertisements at rate of 5H1.00 per running inch per month of fear weeks. Liberal discounts made on yearly contracts. Notice of meetings of strictly chari fable organizations will be inserted one time free; all other notices must be paid for. All local notices will be charged at the rate of 6 cents per line each insertion No local taken for less than 25 cents. There will be no deviation from this rule. _ Subscription Now Due We desire to say to all who have not already come forward and settled their account for sub scription that we would take it as a special favor if they will let us hear from them promptly. We have not sent out statements to our subscribers in several years and we find many past due sub scriptions on our books. We take it that our friends not get ting statements decided that we are not in need of what is due us and let the matter drag on. We have concluded that it will be better to inaugurate the state ment policy of letting those in arrears know how they stand on our books and will mail our state ments as soon as we can get thpm nrenared. All of our friends will please understand that this is an urgent appeal; we have carried the heaviest delin quent list * ever before carried through the summer and we need the amounts due us. We have made no appeal of this character for a year now and like the mer chant, the farmer, the physician and all other classes of business people at this season of the year, we are in need of funds to meet outstanding indebtedness. Sincerely, The Journal Gov. Davis of Arkansas has undertaken to elect himself to the United States senate and at the same time defeat Mr. Rog ers for Governor of Arkansas The outside public would not gi-ieve if he failed in both efforts. The death of Sir Henry Irving leaves the stage without a great actor. The entertainment now furnished is not what it has been for the past quarter of a century with such men as Ed win Boothe, Joe Jefferson and Sir Henry Irving as stars. We acknowledge receipt of a ticket to the Mississippi and west Alabama Fair which will be held on the 24th inst, from the popular secretary Mr. John Olivei This annual fair attracts many people to Columbus and each exhibition furnishes evidence that much good result from the efforts of the fair association. When that part of the cottor crop which mill men term “dis tress cotton”, that is cotton thai must be sold during the month of October and November tc pay the debts of the producer who cannot hold it and which estimate to be about 4,500,00( bales, a sharp advance is looked for by those who have kept u; with the cottou situation. Dr. Souchon of the Louisiana State Board of Health refuser to permit the body of a yellow ; fever patient who died at Gulf port to New Orleans for burial, i As Dr. Souchon holds to the ; mosquito theory as the only : means of transmitting the fevei ' ha will be at a loss to furnish ; a reason for refusing the ad- 1 mission of the body. . , - • I One of the Greenwood papers : announces that the city consum- ' ed more than #15,000 worth ol whiskey during the month ol i September. That much liquor 1 would keep every man in town ‘ drunk all the time unless the : citizens of Greenwood has a 1 greater capacity than the averagt ( citizen. What use is liquor ]*u J to in Greenwood than as a bever- ! age. Senator Carmack of Tennessee '< has enlisted himself in a move- 1 rnent to roust Mayor William > of Memphis. Mr. Carmack wil ; find that he has underta ten ar l impossibility when the 1.01. is over and also that he has many enemies. His mixing up in a j factional fight looks like v, r.v j bad politics to an outsider. Mr. i Carmack will need every frienci , he has to win in his fight with i Bob Taylor for the senate. I Pontotoc will establish an up- 1 to-date electric light plant which 1 will be owned and operated by < the city. The ownership of the 1 franchise by the city of all public < utilities seems to be the prevail ing custom among Mississippi 1 towns, and where they are man- : .aged properly prove to be paying investments. We congratulate our sister town on this evidence 1 of prosperdy and on the fact also t hat she will own and oper ate her own plant. Business Opening Up. The appearance of frost in the northern part of Mississippi last week brought a great relief to the business world which has been greatly handicapped by the strict quarantine regulations existing at nearly every town in the state. Travel was almost impossible and when bent on business or pleasure it was a question whether you would land at your destination or be sent to some detention camp to be fumigated for a week and then start out to be turned back again. Frost brought a better spirit and most of the towns have relaxed their rigid regulations which have caused so much inconven ience and worry to the trav elling public. With the raising of the quar antine business will revive and that activity which usually char acterizes southern towns will be resumed. Another drawback however that now confronts us is the continued decline of cotton. The bears are still in the saddle and are having things thnir own way. The farmers, how ever, are lending them but little aid in keeping the price down. Picking goes on with every min ute put in to get the crop out before the bad weather sets in. The great rush to get the crop ginned and on the market is not in evidence as it was when the price satisfactory and the gi li ners are better enabled to keep up with the ginning. How long the crop wdll be kept off the market, is in our opinion, a mere matter of price. The farmers seem determined to have at least ten cents for the crop and some vill hold for eleven cents, and ligher prices still. With this state of affairs the early fall trade will not be as heavy as. isual but the people will buy what they need later on and will have ilenty of money with which to lay their bills. The Cotton Plant. What a royal plant it is! The world waits in attendance on its growth. The shower, that falls whispering on its leaves is heard around the earth. The sun that shines on it is tempered by the prayers of all people. The frost that chills, and the dew that descends from the stars is noted and the trespass of a little worm an its green leaf is more to Eng land than the advance of the Russian army on her Asian out posts. It is gold from the in stant it puts forth its tiny shoot. Its fiber is current in every bank, and when loosing its fleece to the sun it floats a sunny banner that glorifies the field of humble far mer; that man is marshalled un der a flag that will compel the allegiance of the world, and wring a subsidy from every na tion on earth. It is the heritage chat God gave to this people for ever as their own, when lie arched our skies, established )ur mountains, girt us about with the ocean, loosed the breezes cempered the sunshine and meas ared the rain. Ours and our children’s forever. As princely i talent as ever came from K is land to mortal stewardship— Henry W. Grady._ The Brandon Printing Co., )f Nashville, who have the con tact for publishing the code to ae adopted by the legislature it its January session, are send ng out copies of the code as it aas been drafted by the com missioners for the purpose of etting the members gain a cnowledgeol what the commis oners have done. The ado;) ,ion of new statutes is a work >f very great responsibly and t is a matter that should be riven great consideration. New aws should not behastily adopted ind not only the members but he public generally should be ipprised of the contents of the lew code before it is finally ad >pted. The matter should be riven the greatest publicity; ill the people are deeply inter ested and should be taken info he confidence of the law makers md a discussion freely indulged n before announcing what the :ommissioners and the legislature ;ay shall he the laws. We very nuch doubt the wisdom of the :ode being promulgated at the lext session of the present legis ature; the matter should beheld n abeyance another two years tnd the public generally be given in opportunity to study and enow what changes are to be nade. We believe that a better :ode would be the result of two rears consideration of the matter. Dr. L. 0. Howard, the ento nologist of the agricultural de triment, who has made a spei al study of the mosquito as the neans of spreading yellow fever, •ead an interesting paper before he International sanitary con tention in session at Washington ast week. Dr. Howard takes he position that the mosquito ioes not breed in large bodies of vater, but that a broken tjottle >r the holy water in churches ire dangerous places from which liseaSe may -be spread. The sanitary convention’s efforts are Deing directed to eliminating Prom one country all chances >f contagious diseases being Drought in from another country md teaching the best methods if prevention of such diseases. THE PRESS. A Large portion of the farmers of the South have decided to stand by the Southern Cottor Association in its demand foi eleven cents for cotton. Henc< in many places the farmers re fuse to sell since the decline following the Bureau report oJ Tuesday last. Some cotton deal er while watching the farmers at Temple, Texas, when they re fuse to sell their cotton, was struck by muse and the Green ville Cotton Exchange receive: by wire the following poetic ef fect. When farmer Jones drove in to day and found the market dowri, He pulled his hat down on his ears and growled and cussed and frowned; Then spitting ambier twixt his teeth he hit his mul’s a whack And said: “By gosh, I guess that I, can simply take her back.” —Greenville Democrat. The Sub Foci. A drummer tells a good story upon the yellow fever situation as it is understood by the negroes. A few days ago he happened to overhear a conversation between two country darkies who appear ed to be deeply interested in the mctter: “I tell’n yo’, hitdes dis away bout dish yaller fever bus iness en de muskeeters, ’ ’ said the elder of the two. “Mus-keeters am mighty bad ’nuff, but ef one er dem foci bites yo’, yo’, sho gv yne fer to be sick, but if one er em ar sub-foci bites yo’, hits good by! yo’ boun’ ter die ^es shu’s yo’ heah me talkin’.” Ail About Mrs. layior Mrs. Herbert Taylor, who is a pleasant and estimable woman and who can bake the finest cake ever made, having sent us some and therefore made us a judge, and who has a family of nice, clean, polite children and who plays the piano beautifully and gives lessons to a few for tunate pupils in our little city, had a tooth pulled Friday.— Waitsburg Record. Alabama to School Teacher?. Teach your pupils, how to spell; teach them how to write. Most puplis are not being taught these things because their teachers are so busy teaching “phonography.” and things absolutely ina equate to hide from view illiteracy. Th -e are too many poor readers and spellers among the teachers. Give us les methods and a little of the real thi ,g—Prattsville (Ala) Progress. Brings Good Luck. * An exchange speaks of a man wl ) always paid for his paper a year in advance. As a reward he was never sick in his life and never had a corn on his toes, or toothache, his potatoes never rot, the frost nev^r kills his peas, his babies never cry at night, his wife never scolds, and he has su” needed in serving three terms on the school board without be ing criticised. An Identity of Interest. That was a bold stroke of Sully and Hoadley in taking up prac tically all of the cotton on the New York market amounting to 13's000 bales to prevent the be- rs using it to hammer the me. *ket. If they are able to ho d it and the market is not flooded by the farmers in an eagerness to sell, prices are sure to strengthen and the speculators will reap a handsome profit. It is the biggest plunge since Brown and Haynes cornered the July me. -ket two years ago and made minions. ( f course, the cotton grower virvl -In drtvAvnmnf nAnnnln fi All * I A' .IV UVJ/A VV>V« Vi 11 on principle, rejoices at every success scored by the bulls. Mr. Hoadley says that this purchase was predicated upon the assur ance that growers would not sell for less than eleven cents. Wheth er this is true or not, is quite clear that the ransaction wil tht growers’ support in order tol be profitable and it does look as if in this case the interest of the farmers and speculators were identical.—Meridian Star. Administrators Sale H.tute of W. M. Cox, deceased. By virture of the authority invested in me by, and in pursuance of the di rect ions of the last Will and Testament jfW. M. Cox Sr., deceased,recorded in the record of Wills of Lee County, Mis. .ssippi; the undersigned appointed adi nistrator with the will annexed to execute said Will, will on the third day af November at the late residence of W M. Cox deceased, expose and sell to the highest bidder, at public auction, the following described property, tow it One horse: one buggy: one hack: 3 hea<* of cattle: 6 head of hogs. One 50 gal. kettle: about 7000 boards: Car per1 ers Chest and tools and Household and kitchen furniture. /■ iso the following land, towit: S 1 i of theN. E. 1-4 of setion 23 town jhip 7 Range 5 east. 60 acres, E. end jf hie N. 1-2 of the S. E. 1-4 of section 23, township 7 range 5, east. And the S. 1-2 of the N. W. 1-4 of 3et; >n 24, Town 7, range 5, east. Also the N. 1-2 of the S. W 1-4 of section 24 Town 7 Range, 5, east. All of the above land lying and being in Lee County State of Mississippi This fifth day of October, 1905. J. F. Cox Admr. Guy Mitchell Sole for Admr. Notice To Probate Claims. l etters of Administration, on the Estate of W. M. Cox, Sr. deceased, having this day bhen granted J. F. Cox. admr..notice is hereby given all parties holding claims against said estate, to have same probated within 12 months from date, or they will be forever barred by law. This 16th day of October 1905. J. T. dox Administratrator. Guy Mitchell Sol. for Admr. | ssnntmw nwmnmtwM . ^ An Educated Man J ! 2 Is one who keeps up with the times. Keep f in touch with the world. Do you know ^2 ^ what the rest of the world is doing? 2". Find out. We can help you. -2 | Tupelo News Co. J ^ ,/as. //. Richardson, Mgr. ^ T. HARK.KY, President .1. Q. ROIUXS, Vire-Pre*. K. JOHNSON, CaBhier FIRST NATIONAL BANE Directors, | $ f Tl(P©lCi, *S’J. Q1 "loia'iis, « Transacts a Geueral Banking Business R. ri. Thomas, $ 'fiiSSU. g Capital, - $50,000 W w Trice » Surplus, - 25,000 J. I). Bryan. g_f % We Pav Interest on Time Deposits. arTTIE3ELO, MISS. )olle t>onn given Prompt Attention and Quick Return». VVe want your Buninetfi [insured ^gaiust Burglars. Regular meetings nf (he Board of Director* 1 nt TueHilu.v in each month. BOYS: You can stand on the corner all day, but the girls won't see you unless your clothes are right. A “Sterling Suit'' will make them look! We Have Just unpacked the Fall and Winter Styles for 1905 and 1906. They are the best we have ever shown. The three bntton double breast ed, is one of the most popular. There is a charm to our double breasted suits that is hard to describe They are cut in the most approv ed lengths with hand-padded and hand-felled collars, center vents and 5th Avenue lapels. They are roomy and withal dif Vj | terent irom the reaay-to.wear clothes you will find in the av-1 i! '; erage store. Materials—Wors [j i teds, Chevoits and Cassimeres I f, in solid colors and fancy patterns | ! ' Cetter than the average tailor ■j made and costs you ab .ut half \ ' ! as much. Before you buy your new fall suit we want to see you and you want to see us too, if you are looking for the correct thing in clothes. Tyson McGee, manager clothing department. HINDS BROS. & CO. PROFESSIONAL. WT3L. HOUGH, • OPTICIAN. Office at Hough & Co.’s Jewelry Store, South Side Main Street. Bonner & Elkin, PHYSIIANS AND SURGEONS, Tupelo, Mississippi. Office Hours—10 to 12 a. iu.; L to 3 p.ie J. W. P. Boggan. M. E. Leake. Boggan & Leake, Attorneys-at-Law, j Will practice in all the state courts and Federal courts Office in the Hi lev Building. C. T. Keyes, M. D. Office Troy St TELEPHONES Office, 233. Residence, 23. Dr. E. Douglas Hood, DENTIST, Office over Fulton & McLeran’s Grocery Store, Main Street. ’Phones—Office 103. Res. 3f«. COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS CANTON, GA., Dealers in Monumental Work. Ascents wanted BEFORE LETTING | your contract for Building Bath Room Repair Work let us figure with you Will give you reasonable prices j and guarantee satisfaction G. W. KING & CO \CARPENTERS & CONTRATORS BOX 26S ELITE Barber Shop and j Bath Room. Spring Street* Only white barbers employed ami tiret elaHS service ittmrailfeed in every reepect j Shave 10c, Mne-aire 25c Haircut. 25c ShntnpoM 25e A Iti’l line toilet article* In ir toim-M, etc kept mi hand Mtriet.lv fur eUHt«>mern. MABRY & MEANS Props. > FRISCO SYSTEM WEST BOUND Southeastern Limited, daily. ..4,57 p.m Memphis & New York Limited..3.45 a.m Memphis & Tupelo Aceom. daily 6.35 a,m . EAST BOUND Southeadtem Limited, daily..IL10 a.m New York Limited, through sleeper daily......... 12.30 a.m Memphis & Tupelo Accommo dation daily arrive Tupely_.9.00"pm. I When in Need of 1 Belting, Lae Leather Mill and Gin Supplies Call On Us. II We also have complete line of Sash, Doors, 11 Paints oils, glass, etc. Call on us for prices fg on same. 1 Trice Raymond Hardware Co. I VN__JL..— . i iim—iin mi mih—r mi i mi ■■ Ml— WIW1KII - I—W—W —IH 111 ■WIWBW3UH——U,' 1** TWriT ‘ »■ «T S£5 LEAKE & GOODLETT Flooring Ceiling Wholesale and Retail «„*, Bevel* Drop LUMBER Fencing AND - piSs, square & II., SHINGLES Casings, Sales Agents for North Mississippi for Se'shfndes Eastman, Gardiner & Co. i me bhingles Laurel, Migg j Cypress Shingles West Coast Agents for | Guaranteed for So yea, IM 2 J i [* Sl^gleS Red Cedar Shingles Yards at M‘& a R' R‘ ! _ i We make a Specialty of House Bids j For Sale—On Spring street one of the jest fitted up shops for Iron and Wood vork, large lot, good brick building. See L G Boggan at opce If you will condescend to get on the rockey yards and bring something you lont need you will feel better when you eave. Our crowd is growing all the lime.—Says Asa W. Allen. FOR SALE—160 acre farm, (60 acres Lo woods) on Tupelo and Pontotoc road ill under wire fence and at a great bar rain if taken at once. / L. G. Boggan. For Sale—80 acres, well improved, 4 miles west of City on Tupelo and Ches terviile road. See L. G. Boggan a :;.V |ga IS—WB—BWgBBHMHI —HMM——BBH3^M j Removal Notice] | W. E. Smith Blacksmith Shop moved to I 1 Jefferson Street, next to Smith & Watson’s J Scale Foundry. Blacksmith and Woodwork * LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY | I ■ ■ ' . -V- V i , . 1 , ‘ ' -v -_. W'*k. J-,, 1 • . . .