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THR T1TPKT1Q JOURNAL. Bl^OperAnnum. "BE JUST AND mK NOT." K.BOperA^um VOL. XXXV TUPELO. MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1907. NUMBER** . ______ ”1 __— — ———————. _ A Bold Hold-Up The Electric Theatre on Main street was the scene of one of the boldest and most daring hold-ups last Monday night, known since Tupelo was a town. The show was in full blast a good program was on and the house was fill ed to overflowing. A young man pre sumably about eighteen years of age hung on the outside, and spied a pile of change on the inside of the box office and no one between him and the covet ed change save Miss Kathleen Prout the ticket agent. Her arm rested on the counter between the money and the window and thinking it “easy money,” the aforesaid hanger-around did the “grab act” and made his skiddoo but only enriched himself S2.00 leaving 115.00. The police were notified, answered the summons and were furnished a description of the t'heif, but so far no arrest has been effected. A Gypsy Tea. A very pleasant occasion was that of i a Gypsy Tea which was greatly enjoyed from five to seven yesterday afternoon on the lawn south of the residence of Mr. A. H. Hutchinson. The features of the entertainment followed the cus toms of the Gypsy but the menu was one to which our wandering friends are total strangers, The hour before the repast was served was devoted to pleas ant reminisences and games. The party consisted of Misses Marie Hall, Effie Milam, Minrose Kincannon, Ida Porter, Myrtice and Phronie Stone, Eleanor Blair and Juanita Clifton, chaperoned by Mrs. Carrie May Wright and Mrs. D. T. Fulton. Circuit Court. The August term of the Circuit Court convened Monday with Judge E. O. , Sykes, presiding and Geo. T. Mitchell, District Attorney, representing the 1 State. The Grand Jury was organized 1 with Capt. L. A. Mitchell, of Guntown, as foreman. By request of Judge Sykes • Col. W. L. Clayton delivered the charge to the Grand Jury and in his forceable 1 manner called the attention of the Jury to the infractions of the law and urged j vucni w iciui xi cm uuenuLTs wunouL lear i or favor. The first week of tli i court was pretermitted. Thecriminal docket 1 was light, as no cases of impoi tance 1 were to come up. The case against ] Porter House was continued. The lat- . ter part of the week was devoted p; in- ! cipally to Civil business. --—--\ Kidrcn ; Miss Maud Burgess \ i.-ited friends ( here last week.—Miss Maggie Lawhorn j of Verona visited relatives at this place i Wednesday. —Misses Linda Conlee and Berta Burney of Limestone were guests ( of the Misses Williams Tuesday.—Miss 1 Mary Monagan was with Kidron friends j Sunday.—Pror.-Dave Lawhorn was a visitor here last week. —Miss Lee Min ga made a flying trip to Tupelo Tuesday — Mrs Jim Nicholson and daughter Miss Gladys are guests of Mrs. Schumpert S this week. —After six weeks of pleas- ; ant and successful work the literary ‘ school closed here Saturday last. —We are glad to say that little ' Miss Helon J Swan is much better after a spell of 1 typhoid fever.—Mr M. E. Conwill • made a business trip to Tupelo Monday ‘ —Miss Annie Davis of Verona yisited c friends here Wednesday.—Mr. Clyde £ Lawhorn visited relatives here this £ week. —Miss Lida Conlee was the guest i of Miss Lee Minga Wednesday night. ■ — — -- Card of Thanks. ] I want to thank the voters of the ( Fourth district with all my heart for the nice vote given me for Supervisor in ( the recent primary, and while I was de- 1 feated by a very small majority, I will- ( ingly accept the result and bear the t best of feeling toward everyone. , GEO. R. SIMMONS. 1 _ ( Please permit me to express my ap- I preciation for the interest my friends ( manifested in me during the Commer- i cial Appeal Contest. Especially do I 1 desire to heartily thank my campaign manager, Mr. C. P. Long. ' < JEFFIE B. MITCHENER. 1 -.- ( Mrs. Price wishes to state that after 1 October 1st, she will be in her studio at • the Presbyterian manse and will be glad ‘ to see all young women who wish to re- ( ceive her instruction in voice culture. 1 8-30-07 tf. NOEL FAVORS STATE PROHIBITION Will Urge Election Judiciary Sys tern. More Equitable Distri bution of School Fund. What can be expected of the Noel administration is briefly outlined in the following: Although the governor elect’s platform was not radical of ex treme in its main aspects, Mr. Noel is pledged to a number of important reforms, notable among which is a State prohibi tion law, and that subject will doubtless be the keynote of his inaugural address. He has been for many years an ardent prohi bitionist and a relentless enemy of the liquor traffic in all forms. Only a year or so ago he con tributed his legal talents without hope or promise of financial re ward in a fight to suppress the C. 0. D. liquor traffic which had grown to alarming proportions in many towns, practically nulli fying the local option laws. He took part in the litigation insti tuted in the state and federal courts, and conceived the idea of taxing the C. 0. D. business out )f existence, also framing sev eral of the statutes of remedial ffiaracter enacted by the legisla te, although he was not at that :ime a member of either branch >f the lawmaking body, Mr. Noel declared from the stump throughout the campaign fiat, if elected, he would recom nend the enactment of a state >rohibition measure, and it is lardly necessary to ask him for i reiteration of this declaration, dis election is, in a sense, a tri umph for the prohibition cause, ilthough that question was not lirectly at issue between him md Hon. Earl Brewer, the lat er also declai'ing, during the losing days of the campaign, hat he favored a prohibition en ictment by the lawmaking body. Elected Judiciary. Next in importance of the fe mes advocated by Mr. Notl is in elective judiciary system. He vas the author of the elective udiciary amendments submitted o the people at the 1899 election md which presumably carried by . safe majority, but which the upreme court declared uncon titutional because they had lot been drafted in proper form. In renewing his agitation for n elective judiciary system, Mr. Joel not only declared for the ■lection of supreme judges, cir uit judges and chancellors by popular vote, but he also inclu ied levee commissioners, and by his means he seeks to deprive he office to which he has been ilected of the most important >atronage on which former chief xecutives have built up their >olitical machines. “The patronage of the chief ixecutive should be reduced to he smallest practicable limit,” leclared Mr. Noel in his plat orm issued nearly 18 months igo. That he will reiterate this reed when he goes into office nay be confidently expected. Another notable reform to be advocated by the new gov ernor will be the more equitable distribution of the common school fund. “Existing methods of distributing school funds give to some counties more money than they can well use,” says Mr. Noel, “and to others hardly a meager salary for the shortest terms. A method fairly equita ble for its results to all white children should be provided.” This reform of course involves a constitutional amendment, with the enactment of which the gov ernor has little to do, but the recommendation of the chief ex ecutive invariably carries much weight. Another educational advancement advocated by Mr. Noel is the establishment of a state normal and training school for teachers. The new governor goes into office pledged not to become a candidate for the United States senate, and he will be the ftest ruler of this commonwealth who has made an ante-election pledge of this character. This in itself gives promise of a successful ad ministration, free of factional ism or effort to political aggran dizement. Primary Election Law. Several other issues were ad vocated by Mr- Noel during the campaign that are worthy of passing notice. He favors the amendment of the primary elec tien law, of which he is the au thor, limiting the amount a can didate for state office shall spend in making the canvass. Whal the campaign just closed cos: Mr. Noel would be hard to esti mate, but it is certainly mor< than the salary he will draw foi the first year in office- The ex penses of some of the other can didates were nothing short ol i;uinou£. Mr. Noel believes that preseni methods of taxation and assess ment are defective, rendering the burdens twice as heavy ir some counties as others, and ht will urge the enactment of stat utes to correct these inequalities and more equitably distribute tht burden of the government. “A system can and ought to be in stituted,” he says, “which will gradually relieve land and per sonalty from all ad valorem tax es other than those imposed for county and municipal purposes, collecting, as in some states, the required state revenue from oth er sources. Until this method becomes operative, a state board of equalization of assessment should be created.” Revision of the statutes govern ing common carriers by placing them under more rigid state con trol and the regulation of freight rates in a manner to provide equal opportunities to every shipper, is another plank in the Noel platform. --*-•-«-. — Notice‘of Personal Assessment Notice is hereby given that the Boarc of Supervisors will on Wednesday,Sept 4th, 1907, at the court house in Tupelo, Miss, take up the matter of approving the Personal Assessment Roll for 1907 and all persons who have any objectior to said assessment are hereby notifiec to appear at that date and make sai< objections known, otherwise it will b< considered that they have no objection Witness my hand and seal this Augus 10th, 1907. . G W LONG, Clerk . I i iiiiiMiiiMiii III I Mill ■|||| Iiiiiii HiHI WMIIt'I'lH II I ITrice-Raymond Hardware Co. 1 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN I Everything in Hardware* Buggies, Carriages, Harness, Saddlery, Etc. I We Carry in Stock: IDEAL STEAM COOKERS, Gasoline and Blue Flame Oij Stoves, “White Mountain” and 20th Century Self Freezing Ice=Cream Freezers, Refriger* a tors, and all the & Hot Weather Home Comforts, Electric Fans, Telephones, and Electric Supplies. We invite you I to call and le Ml . .AN IS BIG P .11 I ___ I . All Counties Have Been Heard From and Figures in Hand Give tlie Holmes County Statesman Majority of 1236 BREWER THROWS IP SPONGE AND ACCEPTS VERDICT In Manly and Patriotic Manner===Noers Campaign Distinguished for its Freedom From Pyrotechnics===Full Tabulated Returns of Lee County Show Full Strength. ) Hon. E. F. Noel has been chosen the nominee for governor of Mississippi by a majority of about 1236 votes. The official count will be necessary to determine the exact figures, but there can no longer be any reasonable doubt as to the general result. At Noel’s headquarters Chairman Lowery states that Mr. Noel’s majority will certainly not be less than 1,000 and may possibly reach 2,000. Members of the Committee are absolutely confident of victory and claim that their figures are based on official returns from every county in the state. Elsewhere in this paper will be found the vote by counties. In the selection of Mr. Noel, Misssissippi has chosen as the fiominee for chief executive one who is in every way entitled to the honor which his fellow-citizens have conferred upon him, and one who will give the state a sound, wise and conservative administration. The victory of Mr. Noel is full of significance and means that agitative, vote-getting clap-trap, which was a significant feature of the recent campaign, before each of the two first primaries, is not so popular or effective under onrimQT’u rnfrimo oc if \irnc« uia/Iai* f Vi A A1 A AM «TA M A*. A M A *.a4- TV T.. XT _ 1 1_ J _ _ 1 * -x-^ 0-— wimvuwvu ojoiuu. mi• i'luci nao niauc a Gican, pclolo" ; tent canvass, free from pyrotechnics, with one or two notable exceptions, and even then the fire ■ works were none of his starting, but rather originated among his more zealous and impulsive follow | ers. The press of the state, and even the papers that were more outspoken in their support of Mr. Brewer, or to others who were in the canvass both prior to and following the first primary, are . generally falling into line and congratulating the state on the outcome. Mr. Brewer, as everyone has had an opportunity to discover, is a brilliant man and one who would hold his own in any company, but it has been decided that he will do to hoid onto and keep : in sight as an asset for the future, and should he cultivate the strength acquired and improve by experience, the standing which he has attained in the state as a result of the campaign, he will be a power to recon with. / The race in Lee county was full of interest from start to finish, and while the vote over the state was not as large by 10,000 as in the senatorial contest, Lee county came up with her full strength, occasioned by the interest manifested in the Sheriff and Chancery Clerk contest. One or two typographical errors occurred in our last week’s report, occasioned by some ch anges after the paper was on the press and the hurriedness in which it‘ was gathered, An error in the re port from Nettleton box changed the result in the race for representative. Instead of Dr. Hoyle being elected by four votes, Mr. Green is the nominee by 14 majority. Official Vote of Lee County Primary, August 22, 1907. i i i i i i i i T f"~' i i i i i i i i ? r r ■ CANDIDATES. I GOVERNOR E F Noel.... Earl Brewer_ LIEUT. GOVERNOR Luther Manship.. Vtiley N. Nash_ R R COMMISSIONER ► W R Scott...__ L N Rivers_ PEN. TRUSTEE LeRoy T Taylor___ M P Bishop_ REPRESENTATIVE. . F. A. Green .. Dr. J. M. Hoyle ... ; SHERIFF. • Oscar Trapp_ Geo. W. Green__ j CHANCERY CLERK. G W Long.. I, or bin Jones_ CIRCUIT CLERK. Frank Kincannon..... COUNTY TREASURER. John Stevens___ TAX ASSESSOR. J L Austin_ W R Gardner_ SUPERVISOR. Second District—^ W E Milam__ J S Parks_ JUSTICE OF PEACE. J P Young _ F P McNiel_ BAILIFF. R A Love...... J L Francis...__ JUSTICE OF PEACE. Third District Albert Hall__ G W Patton_ BAILIFF. • J B Rains__ ' J J Filgo_ SUPERVISOR Fourth District— Geo R Simmons_ W D McGaughy_ BAILIFF. T N Lyle .. A M Rogers___ SUPERVISOR. Fifth District— J H Abernathy... ..... ' . Mark E Conwill. BAILIFF. J W Butler.. ' E F Temple. oT 3 .? - e- Mg. ~ r^>ctfo . 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F. Parker, Supervisor; J. H. Butler an<* C, C. Christopher. Justice of r JlS 15J; it JVker, Baliff, werechyseij jn tlje first primary ■iwyi -i f rrr|rp^,»--* , * • •••« - • -■» s. *** >•» BREWER MAKES MANLY STATEMENT Admifc His Disappointment, but Expresses High Regard for Mr. Noel, His Opponent. Jackson, Miss., August 25.— On Saturday evening, after re turning to his home in Clarkes dale, Hon. Earl Brewer, defeat ed candidate for governor, gave out the following statement for publication: “Mr. Noel has been elected by a majority of the Democrats of the state as their standard bear er. < It would be unprofitable and improper for a loyal party man to speculate upon any of the causes which in his opinion may have contributed to his de feat, but it is the plain duty of all Democrats to cheerfully ac - cept the verdict of the people. . “In no other way in Mississip pi, except by a solidly united party, can white supremacy be maintained, and that is para- • mount and above everything else with all true Mississippians. For the thousands of noble friends who supported my candi dacy so ardently and untiringly, I have no Words to. express my emotion. My deepest regret is for their disappointment, but they are loyal and true, not merely to me but to Mississippi, and will all earnestly contribute t.hpir mifp tnwnrrlo tlio eiinoec'ful administration of public affairs under the guidance of my late opponent. “I have no criticisms for those who voted for him, but assume they exercised their right of franchise conscientiously for what they believed were patriot ic reasons. “It would be gross affectation for me to deny that I am disap pointed, but I am now and have always been contented to abide by the expressed will of the peo ple. I have enjoyed the friend ship of Mr. Noel for many years, and the recent conflict has not diminished my high regard for him; and I heartily join with his suporters in the hope that his administration of the high office to which he has just been nom inated will redound to the honor and welfare of our beloved state, and to his great credit. For my self I have endeavored to con duct my campaign on the high plane of principle and have ad vocated only those measures which, in my judgment, after mature study and deliberation, were and are best calculated to advance the highest interests of the state and all its people. Mea sures that would redound to the lasting glory of Mississippi. “I have no feeling of unkindli ness to anyone rankling in my soul, as the result of the election, but unreservedly join in the ranks of the Democratic massese ready now as at times, to advanc, the cause of that great party and to aid in the material prog ress, upbuilding and development of my native state.” Notice Applicant* for Examination Applicants for admission to the I. I. & C. will please meet me in the Super intendent’s office at 9 o’clock, Sept. 7, 1907, at which time an examination will be held for said applicants. If any young ladies wish to apply for the U. D. C. Scholarship they may take the examination at the same time. Appli cants for this scholarship must be a lin eal descendant of a Confederate sol dier, sailor, or statesman and must be unable to otherwise secure an educa tion and such a statement must accom pany the applicant’s papers when mail ed to the President Mississippi Division U. D. C. Such male descendant may apply for a scholarship in Millsaps through Miss Daisy McGuinn Stevens, < Brandon, Miss. Respectfully, J. N. FRANCIS, Supt. The Nomination of Hon. L. T. Taylor. The nomination of Honorable L. T. Taylor for Trustee of the State peni tentiary by the very handsome majori ty which he received in the- last pri mary of more than 10,000 over his com petitor is quite an honor to Mr. Taylor and very gratifying to his host of friends. The duties of the new position require practical experience in farming and business matters and Mr. Taylor is in every way qualified for the office and will make the State an active and effi cient officer. To the Voters of the Fourth District: Permit me to return to the voters of the Fourth District my heartfelt thanks for the splendid support giyen me in my race for the nomination to the office of Bailiff. I appreciate most highly the confidence reposed in me and it shall be my earnest effort to so conduct myself in office as to prove to you that your confidence was not misplaced. Again thanking you, I remain Your obedient servant. T N LYLE (Notice All parties having Ice Cream Buckets belonging to Pound Kinrsn>i-v> \ Elkin kindly ntn^ us at once. > • ,