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Published Weekly. F. L. Kincannon, Prop. Friday, September 27, 1907. Entered at the Tupelo post office as second-class mail matter. RATES OF ADVERTISING DISPLAY advertisements at rate ol $1.00 per running inch per month ol tour weeks. Liberal discounts made oi yearly contracts. Notice of meetings of strictly chari table organizations will be inserted on’ time free; all other notices must be pain for. _ Democratic Nominees. For Trustee of State Penitenti arv Northern District, LEROY T. TAYLOR For State Senate 38 Senatorial District, W- D. ANDERSON. For Floater Representative Lee and Itawamba Counties— • W. S. SHEFFIELD Representative — GEO. H. HILL F. A. GREEN Sheriff. OSCAR T. TRAPP, Chancery Clerk. NORBIN JONES, Circuit Clerk.— FRANK KINCANNON, For Tax Assessor— W. R. GARDNER, Countv Treasurer 'JOHN ST El i ENS. For Superintendent Education— E. P. CLAYTON County Surveyor— C. 0. CHERRY, Coroner and Ranger— R. S. GIBSON FIRST DISTRICT. Supervisor— B. F. PARKER, Justice of Peace— ,J. H. BUTLER, C. C. CHRISTOPHER, Bailiff— W. L. PARKER, SECOND DISTRICT. Supervisor— W. E. MILAM Justice of Peacd— F. P. McNlEL. F. M. ROPER, Bailiff— R. A. LOVE, THIRD DISTRICT. Supervisor— W. T. POUND Justice of Peace— G. W. RITTER ALBERT HALL. Bailiff— J. B. RAINS. FOURTH DISTRICT. Supervisor— W. D. McGAUGHY Justice of Peace— A C McVAY. R. L. COBB Bailiff— T N LYLE FIFTH DISTRICT. Supervisor— MARK E. CONWILL Justice of Peace— GEORGE PETTY B A CURRY. Bailiff— J. W. BUTLER, We canr.ot agree with Tom Watson that the farmers’ union should adopt a platform. Of course, it will be necessary from time to time for the union to ask for certain things, as any body of citizens has the right to do, but the moment it adopts a se ries of demands or, a platform, then it will be heralded abroad as a political party, and will lose its great influence for good, as a non-partisan organization. This is the fourth season of the Mississippi State Fair and Exposition at Jackson. This in stitution, starting in a small way in the abadoned Old Capitol Building, has steadily grown in usefulness and importance, add ing a building or so each season. This year their exhibit space is more than double that of last; their premiums are larger, more attractive and cover more items; they are spending more for amusements and conveniences for the public. They can’t offer as high premiums as the fairs that receive State aid, but aim to give back to the public all its receipts. The last legislature granted a six year lease on their vacant and waste lands at Jack son. The Fair Association has made the most of it, improved the property, and have done ev erything they could to encourage competitive contests in every line of industry in the State. Poul try, swine and stock raising have received an impetus that alone is worth many trmeB flhe cosft of the Fair^ The Price of Cotton. The rapid decline in the price of cotton during the past ten d&ys has caused much perturba tion in the minds of many. Cot ton almost always declines at this period of the year when the crop begins to move in earnest, although the price last year re mained quite steady under the liberal movement, and gradually progressed as the season advan ced. But it must be remembered that at the beginning of last sea son the price was little above 9 cents, while at the beginning of the present season it was 13 cents. Evidently the reason for the decline is found in the fact 'that on the Atlantic coast cotton is both early and plentiful this year, and current prices being too great a temptation to war rant waiting for the 15 cent mark, the producers there seem determined to take advantage of the present price and supply the spinners with as much cotton as they will take at present figures. It remains to be seen whether the project advocated by the Farmers’ Associations of holding the crop for 15 cents will work. It is to be hoped that 15 cent cotton will be a reality this fall, and we see no reason why it should not be, provided the far mers all stick together. In com menting on this subject, the boutnern bentmel says in part: The crop is c’nort and the spin ners will bid for it. Everything else is high, and why not put up the price of cotton, so farmers can live and save a little surplus for their loved ones? Farmers will never be able to get what they are justly entitled to have out of their cotton crops until there is a complete organization of the bonded warehouse system. First they must have it for the purpose of protecting the cotton, and next in order that they may sell in bulk to the spinner direct and cut out the middleman or speculator, who coins into sordid dollars the sweat of the toiling masses and the tears of hungry children. The price of spool thread has been advanced twen ty-five per cent within the past few weeks. Why? Not because a high price was paid for the raw cotton. Not because the manufacturer was not making a profit at the old price, but sim ply because they knew the teem ing millions of the earth must have thread and would pay the advanced price because they had to pay it, Here are the figures: The average price paid for long staple cotton in the South last season was about 25 cents per pound or $125 per bale. One pound of long staple cotton makes 96 spools of thread which, at six cents each, brings §5.76. Now there you have it! The farmer sells his pound of long staple far 25 cents and buys it back for $5,76. What h; sells for one quarter he buys back for 23 quarters. In other words he pays the spinner and the spec ulator $5.51 to spin a pound of cotton into thread. Now, it oc curs to the Sentinel that the price paid for the raw cotton could be doubled and the price of cotton remain as it is and still an enormous profit would be made. * * * Mississippi Shares the Honor. Oklahoma has gone democrat ic, much to the chagrin and dis appointment of the republicans of the country. “Blind” Tom Goar, a native Mississippian, and “the man of the hour” in the golden west, was elected to a seat in the United States senate, which goes to prove the great ness of Mississippians wherever found. We have one represen ting the State of Texas in the upper house of the national leg islature, one the able governor of Oregon and many more who hold positions of honor and trust throughout the country. The history of the past is bright with the deeds of valor, wisdom and statecraft of Mississippians and while the state may be of little importance to the great masses of the country, yet her sons have acquitted themselves with credit and their fame and the product of their efforts stands as a mon ument to the greatness of their native heath.—Tallehatchie Her ald. Livery Stable for Sale My livery outfit of horses and bug gies for.sale at a bargain. Must sell. Will sell for cash or part cash and bal ance on time. Good opening for a ( lustier. All vehicles comparatively ] lew, all horses young and in good con iition. If interested let me know as I am going fo sell at first opportunity, rown building up and no other stable lere. • E. P Clayton j 24-4t Saltillo, Miss. The Spirit of Home. It was obvious to him that neithe1* carpets nor furniture, no matter how new and fine, could be arranged so as to make a home. Old carpets and old fur niture have much the character of old friends, and they suit the Farmer to a T. But old or new, they have nothing to do with a home if something else is lack ing. What that something is or how it is to be acquired, no man can tell you; there is no receipt for it. According to a well-de fined rumor, the Pullman palace cars have been the means of ren dering many a house hideous, and a hideous house can never be fashioned into a home. The fin est things in the world are as cheap as dirt, when they are not subordinate to something else. They cannot make a home if the spirit of home be not in those who inhabit the house. It is bred in the air, it is borne on the breeze and is so insistent that no one can mistake it. We all know that every dwell ing house is not'a home. Nei ther poverty nor riches can make it so, and that is a pity, too. since we are all so anxious to breathe its atmosphere. The stuffy smell of the shop, the in tolerable odor of varnish, will not destroy it,nor will they make it more pronounced. Old furni ture, for which there is such a persistent demand, will not bet ter it. All of us know a num ber of fine houses where the massive walls enclose and vainly try to hide some of the most hid eous tangles of life and hope. And so it is that fine houses and costly furnishings play no part whatever in the making of a home; they have nothing to do with it.—Joel Chandler Harris, in Uncle Remus’s Magazine. We have handled Mercutol for three years and our demand for it increases which is evidence of the remedies merits. Stewarts Drug Store, Amite, La. Common Sense Buying. Catalogues of mail order hous es are now being distributed in the various towns and cities throughout the country, says the Greenville Democrat. All sorts of inducements are offered by these catchy catalogues for the purpose of making the prospec tive patron believe a better arti cle mav be obtained for less mo ney by purchasing from the mail order house than if the buying were done at home. Now, what are the real facts? It has yet to be shown that any mail order house can offer an ar ticle superior in quality to the similar article carried in stock 1 by a home merchant. It is also ' yet to be shown that any of these mail order houses can give any 1 advantage in prices. As a mat ter of fact when all the circum stances are taken into consider ation, it generally will be found that the purchaser could have uone oetter oy ouying direct from the local dealer. In buying from the mail order house, for instance, the purchaser has no opportunity to examine the goods and no chance to make a choice between several articles of the same nature but differing slight ly from each other. The very thing that might have especially pleased one’s fancy, therefore, he does not see and does not se cure. Then there is the inevita ble annoyance of conducting a purchase and sale by correspon dence, and the unavoidable de privation and delay if the article ordered does not suit and must be returned. These things are only a part of the disadvantages inseparable from the mail order house. On the other hand if one buys direct from the home merchants an opportunity is offered to ex amine the entire stock and be assured that the article purchas ed is suitable for the purposes desired before the purchase is made. There is no annoyance, no delay, no disappointments, but the certainty of satisfaction, )r in case of mistake or accident my error may be promptly cor rected. Then the money spent at home inds its way into the channels >f the home trade and will come jack to the spender in different vays. It pays in every way to buy tt home—to suppoit all legit mate home industries. a a Advertising. Advertising is the life Of all business, as it is of all public im provement and geueral progres sion. Even the politician is de pendent upon the amount ot ad vertising he gets for his success and achievements. A noted general who had been successful in almost all of his many under takings once gave this advice to a constituent: “If you want to succeed keep yourself before the people; do not let them forget you.” Ad vertising is the key that unlocks the door of success for the mer chant. The non-advertiser will, of course, sell some things,—the necessities of life—but are these the articles upon w hich money is realized? Do merchants ever hope to make a fortune upon flour, meal or cotton cloth! They could not, for these commodities are sold upon such a nanow mar gin that a life time sales would count but little. It is the other things that count—things which we enjoy—in other w’ords the luxuries of life. Advertising suggests these things and the progressive merchant is not slow to see the advantages and to grasp the opportunities. Beautiful Picture Free Farm progress, a big monthly agri cultural paper, devoted to the interest of the American farmer, his home and industries, is given away free with every three year subscription a beauti ful fruit picture, size 22 x 29 inches, intitled “Natural Fruits.” This is a beautiful picturg, in six colors, and makes a handsome dining-room orna mont. Send 30 cents for a three year subscription or three one-year subscrip, tions today. Address all orders to b arm Progress, St. Louis, Mo. In YtragooD this Stott Offers Xou The Best Boys9 Clothing Made You Find the Label in Every Garment H They Are |H Absolutely Guaranteed |H *T*HERE are not many makers who have 9H ^ reached the mark of superiority by which we judge boys’ clothing; only about ore in ten; you can count them on the fingers of one hand. |SH| But we’ve found the best of all. We’ve gone over the 'SM field, sorted, sifted and rejected until we’re settled mH upon and know that ■/|K X I KAGUUf% CLOTHES FOR BOYS represent the best any maker can pro duce, the best any store can sell, the best any customer can buy. , In XTRAGOOD you get fit, style, quality and better service. You secure more of value in these respects than in ordinary clothes because of the higher grade of cloth, linings and materials used; and because of the newer way of cutting, fit ting and shaping these into garments. Keep the name Xl£AGOOD in mind. Remember it in connection writh this store. Come here for boys’ clothing. Suits for School and all Occasions.—Boys’ double breasted coat and pants suits, also Norfolk?, ages 7 to 17; also Russians, Sailors and Juniors for youngsters 2'/2 to 10. A great variety of fabrics that arc suit able and all the colors and patterns desired. Prices ' 5.00 to $12.00. Ballard Dry Goods Com’y. Tupelo, Mississippi. EDERHEIMF.R, STEIN & CO. ■■■ MAKERS 1 ^ I I GOOD PRINTING QUICK( _. __ S. T. HARKEY, Pres. F. JOHNSON, Cashier J. Q. ROBINS, Vice-Pres. W. T. LANEY, Ass’t Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Directorsi | gj f[ 7P( P 6 t P , ' S J. q! Robin’s, % Transacts a General Banking Business R. S. Thomas, ? Capital, - $50,000 W.W. Trice. O Surplus, - 30,000 J.D. Bryan. £ _ O $ We Pav Interest on Time Deposits. TUPELO, MISS. >!e*tions given Prompt Attention and Quick Returns. We want your Busine Insured ^guinst Burglars Regular meeting of Roard of Directors 1st Friday after 1st Monday ineach month! * The only woman we ever heard ?f who wasn’t afraid of a cow ivas Mrs. R, H. Eisenbray; of Ardmore, Penn., who went bold ly out of her house to “shoo” i neighbor’s cow out of her front pard that was browsing on some )i her choicest flowers. The jow lowered her head, made a iash and caught the woman up m her horns, and galloped with rer in an infuriated frame of nind around the lawn. The wo nan’s screams brought a police nan who finally rescued her. — Meridian Dispatch. CURES -ALL- LAMENESS - SOLD BY DRUGGISTS *DEALERS;504 For Sale by Pound, Kincannon & Elkin __ _ i _ i | | For Sale I My home on h road way, aho hou&e B nd lot op Spring street. For terms 1 pply to Mrs M B Mitchener, j* I I ✓ To See a Few Wants we Can’t Fill! —— i i i m \ mm** — ———■ . ■ ■ Back in 1892 we promised the people that we were going to keep studying their wants and im proving our store service, till every roan, woman * <—mmea—i—a—nm*trai -^r7T—t _ naomia _ r. -u i. »■* and child in and around Tupel > could say . Hinds Bros. & Co. Are the Dry Goods People of Tupelo. 1 and if it come from HINDS, IT IS ALL RIGHT. 1 Our buyers, E. C. Hinds and Miss Smith, are in | the Northern and Eastern cities after the new and best things to wear for fall. I — Our Fall Stock this season will represent our very best efforts in storekeeping. If you see our Fail Stock, you will say there is no need to shop elsewhere. I One Price to Everybody I • ■ / . * .. ■ '