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Published Weekly.
F. L. Kincannon, Prop. (
Friday, May 21, 1909. 1
Entered at the Tupelo post office as [
second-class mail matter. '
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DISPLAY advertisements at rate of
$1.00 per rutnning i\ eh per month of
four weeks. Liberal discounts made on
yearly contracts. . <
Notice of meetings of strictly chan ,
table organizations will be inserted one
time free; all other notices must be paid
for. 1
Memphis is ready for the re- ,
The General Assembly of the j
Presbyterian church in the Unit- ■
ed States convened, May 20th, 1
at Savannah, Ga. _ I
Kansas has in operation the j
most drastic prohibition law in ]
existence it being a violation of ,
the state law to drink liquor even '
from one’s own bottle. (
Methodists throughout the en- 1
tire South, paid fitting tribute to
Bishop Galloway by appropriate 1
memorial services. Members of 1
other denominations participated
freely in revering the life and
character of the dead Bishop.
The people of the state are not de- 1
manding a lower passenge r rate. 1
A reduction by interstate lines in
the tariff on food stuffs would
prove a blessings just at this '
time, however
Dr. A. M. Newman, tried at 1
Meadville for the killing of 1
Cornelius Pritchard, resulted in :
his acquittal. The plea of self- 1
defense was established to the i
satisfaction of the j ury. <
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The supreme court of the state i
has 150 cases yet to dispose of ]
before the summer vacation. Of ]
this number several important i
criminal cases are on the docket,
notably among them being the
celebrated case of the State vs
C. R. Smith from Lowndess 1
county. _ r
Senator Gore of Oklahoma says j
that the United States senate has ,
turned itself into a grand jury I
with the senator from Maine as *
foreman. It is safe to predict j
that no indictment will be re- .
turned against the trusts by the ;
senate as now constituted. 1
In the collegiate contest at j
Greenwood Friday, the Univer- ‘
sity of Mississippi won the prize (
for oratory through her repre- ]
sentative, Paul Renshaw, the ;
second honor going to C D. 5
Johnson of Mississippi College ]
The A. & M. College baseball team ,
won over the University in a (
score of 1 to 0. <
The college of Bishops of the j
Methodist Episcopal church south £
has been reduced from thirteen 1
to eight members since the last J
general conference three years ‘
ago. During this time Bishops ",
Tigert, Smith, Duncan,.Granber- (
ry and Galloway have passed <
away, and of the remaining eight 1
survivors Bishops Wilson and
Fitzgerald are incapacitated for f
work, the latter having been t
superannuated. Until the gener- f
al conference meets a year hence *
the six active bishops will be re- '
quired to cover the entire tern- s
tory embraced in the southern c
conference. 1
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who lost This? e
Fragment of MS. found in a n 1
East African jungle, supposed c
to have been lost by some hunter c
who had been writing his exper- c
With a yell of demoniacal rage (
the infuriated gazelle hurled it- <
self upon me where I stood alone i
in the great forest, save for the i
nine gunbearers, the official
photographer and the two hun
dred and fifty baggage-carriers
($37). Except for them and the
other members of the expedition
however, I was alone, and I shall
never forget my feelings as I
stood there, utterly defenceless, 3
except for my elephant gun, t
Mauser rifle, six shooters and tl
hunting knife, and faced that »
bloodthirsty Thompson gazelle ti
as it rushed at me to slay me e
($90), I knew I had to act it
instantly, and that a single false ji
move, a second’s hesitancy, f<
would see me at the mercy of the a
pitiless, snarling, murderous ga- tl
zelle, and that its fangs would be o
buried in my throat($137). But 0
I did not lose my presence of f,
mind for an instant. I raised j
my elephant gun—the one with t
the explosive bullets -and sis the t
huge gazelle($165) rose in the
air for a last fatal bound I—New
york World
y *
Under the terms of a decree
landed down by Judge Niles of
he federal court, and affirmed
>n appeal to the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals sitting
it New Orleans, the state revenue
igent is sustained in his efforts
;o collect privilege tax from the
Singer Sewing Machine Co. on
;he business done in this state,
rhe decision of the court will
nake it possible for the state to
:ollect all privilege tax accruing
since 1901, the amount to be di
vided between the counties
vhere agencies are located,
rhe collection of such a tax from
i foreign corporation doing the
volume of business that the Sin
rer Co. do in Mississippi is but
ust and proper. Privilege taxes
vere devised primarily to reach
his class who coma into the state
ind enjoy the protection of its
aw in the exercise of its busi
less, but who evade payment of
id valorem taxes on the ground
;hat it is a non resident. Their
ividences of indebtedness is held
mtside the state, and there is nc
vay to reach them except.through
;he collection of the privilege
ax- .
The effort of Representative
Hollingsworth of Ohio to get re
:ognition from Speaker Cannon
m the question of personal privi
ege was the feature of the
House session Monday. Mr.
Hollingsworth had manuscript
:ontaining his reasons for object
ng to having tne picture oi jen
Davis on the battleship service,
jut the House declined to give
lim an opportunity to state his
•easons. Mr. Hollingsworth wa
ighting for a chance to gain
»ome cheap notoriety, but the
ipportunity was not afforded
lim. Mississippi Representa
,ives were prepared to fire some
lot shot at him, and it is well for
dr. Hollingsworth that he did
lot secure the floor.
Labor Without Results
There are a great many peo
>le who do a great deal of work
vithout accomplishing much,
rhey have the purpose and the
inergy to insure success, butthey
ire tied down by conditions
vhich they permit to impound
hem. They are like the horse
hat runs round and round its
mall lot. It travels far, but
lever gets anywhere. They are
ilso like the old darkey of whom
Natchez people tell. The darky
lad made up his mind that Mis
issippi was a poor place for him.
le had been working for years
ind had become more thoroughly
onvinced that he was not appre
iated. So he decided to “go
lo’th.” But he was not certain
ust where he should go and he
iought advice of a great many
leople. One of these advisers
vas a white man who loved a
iractical joke. He told Uncle
leorge tl>at he ought to go to
“It is only a short distance,”
he man explained. “You just
;et in a rowboat on the Missis
ippi river and start down stream,
f you get away at night and
ow fairly hard you will be in
Canada in the morning.” This
ounded very easy to the darky
ind he finally decided to go to
Canada. Accordingly he put his
■arthly possessions in a small
i.undle, went down to the river
jaded himself and h:s bundle in
o an old rowboat and started
owing. 'He labored hard over
he oars all night long, pulling
or Canada. When dawn began
o break the old man, who was
ery near-sighted, began looking
round for signs of habitation
nd was surprised to hear some
ne whom he could not see call
iim by name. ‘'Uncle George,
/hat are you doing?” the voice
sked, ‘‘Goodness, who done
mows me in Canada?” the
arky demanded. “Canada?”
[uestioned the voice. “Are you
razy? This is Natchez” The
leartbioken darky then proceed
d to make an investigation and
liscovered that he had been row
ng all night with his boat tied
ast to shore.—National Daily.
Letter From Mr. Gambell
Guntown Miss.,
May, 7, 1909,
Mr. James Nunnelee,
My Dear Sir and Bro.
Your letter just received, and will
ly in reply, you are mistaken about
le diameter of the tree shot down by
le ranks at §potsylvania C. H. 12
[ay, 1864, there is a card on the sec,
on of the tree put there by the Gov
•nment giving the diameter as 22
iches, it was a red oak tree, it stood
ist in rear of our works and about 15
set to my right Captain, Tom Rowan,
tid six of my company were captured
lere, eight killed and seven wounded
it of 24 that went in. I had the Gov
rnment. photographer to photograph it
>r me. Dr. Gambell his two daughters
ohn Claton and wife all saw the sec
ion year before last while in Washing
on D. C.
With best wishes.
I am your 'Friend,
Robert Gambell.
Just Paradin'.
my ol' knapsack,
Mary, an’ my
uniform of gray;
flit my battered helmet,
Mary,—for I’ll
need ’em all today.
Git my canteen an’ my
leggins’;reach me
down my rusty
’m goin’ out paradin’ with the
boys of sixty-one.
rer mind them blood stains, Mary;
never mind that ragged hole—
They was left there by a bullet that
was seekin’ for my soul.
Just bresh off them cobwebs, Mary;
git that flag of bonny blue—
For I’m goin’ out paradin’ with the
boys of .sixty-two.
“Now I’m ready, Mary, kiss me, kiss
your ol’ sweetheart goodbye;
Bresh aside them wayward teardrops;
Lord, I didn’t think you’d cry.
I ain’t goin’ forth to battle; cheer up,
Mary, sakes alive!
I’m just goin’ out paradin’ with the
boys of sixty-fiye.’*
—Laurence Porcher Hext.
Protestagai nst reducing
As a guide to our Railroad
Commissioners when they assem
ble tomorrow, the News most re
spectfully presents the protests
of many representative newspa
pers of the state, and the signi
ficant part of this symposium of
sentiment is that the most in
fluential of tne weekly news
papers of the state have entered
a protest, while respectful in
character, is so emphatic that it
cannot be disregarded, if the
commissioners reallv wish to be
informed on the important mat
4- am 4- V\ 1% n m/] amA
bvi. biivj iju* v uiiuvi vwiiuivtwu
tion. The protests of the week
ly papers, is important because
if there was any demand for ac
tion anywhere now, it would
have found expression in the
columns of the country press
which is more susceptible to local
influences and after the most
carerul search of the columns of
our exchanges, which embraces
almost every paper in the state
of importance, we have failed to
find a single utterance that could
be construed into a demand for a
two cent passenger rate.
This is a remarkable fact and
one that ought to impress the
commission with the truth that
there is not only no demand for
action on their part, but an analy
sis of the sentiment expressed
by the newspapers and husiness
organizations is that the people
would like to have this matter
settled for a long time to come,
as such frequent agitation is de
laying indefinitely the prosperity
of the state so far as it relates to
the railways. —Hattiesburg
Program of Lee and Prentiss County
Teachers Association to be held at
Baldwyn Friday June 4th, 1909.
Devotional exercises, 9;30 a. m. by
Bro. Berry.
Response by—Prof. D. C. Langston.
All children should have some regular
employment during vacation.—
Miss Lena Bolt
Miss Addie McCarty
Miss Angie Nelson
Prof. John B. Thompson
Some ways of beautifying school
houses and grounds.—
Miss VerdaNewman
Miss Clara Mitchell Guntown
Miss Nettie Nelson
Miss Hallie Wekson
Industrial Education.
SuDt. R. E L. Sutherland
Prof. T. M. Milam
A. L. Burdine
Miss Kate Cunningham
The need of better English, 1;C0 p. m.
Miss Clara Mitchell Booneville.
Miss Lucile Gardner
“ Emma Edmonds
Prof. K. S. Archer
Influence of Home Training or. School
Prof. D. A. Hill
Miss Della Bowdry
Mrs. Zena Stubbs
Hon. W. M, Cox
The need of More Thorough Work in
Prof. J. S Vandivor
“ L. A, Johnson
Miss Linda Berry
Prof. W. R. Hunt
Why our Teachers should Attend
Summer Normals.
Supt. S. W. Newell
Prof. H. A Stokes
“ J. B. Cleveland
Miss Ollie Wallace
“Spelling Bee” between pupils of
Lee and Prentiss Counties. This con
test is open for all pupils from both
counties who wish to enter.
There will be 60 words selected from
the adopted speller for a first written
contest, and 20 words from Websters
Primary Dictionary for a second contest
should there be a tie.
Miss Della Bowdry and Miss Verda
Newman are to select thes” words and
keep them a profound secret from the
entire world until they are given to the
pupils by Superintendent J. E. Berry
whd is appointed enunciator.
The public is cordially invited, and
expected to take part in the discussions
of the various subjects.
There should be stronger tie3 and
more harmonious cooperation between1
parents and teachers and we expect
this to be a day 6f social mingling of
people and thought
Respectfully Submitted,
fi. E. L, Sutherland Supt. of Pren
tiss County. i '
E. P. Clayton, Supt. of Lea County
I Not only do you get the market quotations which enable you to sell
your products at the best prices, but your wife also gets the benefit of
I conversing with her neighbors, friends and relatives, after her domestic
I duties are done. You will be surprised to find how cheaply you can get
I excellent telephone service. Call the manager for information regarding
our special “Farmers Line” rates.
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Don't Do Itl
Don’t sacrifice your comforta
ble home on the altar of procras
tination. Merely because you
“havn’t time,” or ‘‘the house
won’t catch fire,” or ‘‘it’s a
waste of money,” you may put
off taking out a policy until your
property lies in ashes. Protect
your fayiily and yourself by in
suring at once. Consult us as
to the most liberal policy and
lowest premiums. We have all
the largest companies
Savery's Insurance Agency, Tupelo
“No Guess Work."‘-No Scheming.
^ It is better to have a good horse and not need it ^
| than to need a good horse and not have it. Uncle g
* Sam is using some of my kinfolks on his Colorada »
* Breeding Farm. The kind Uncle Sam uses is like ?
I the fellow’s girl—they are worth while.
" is?
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vvw v^Aw^y^VrV^v^
1} is what we pride ourselves in having in
} all of our
^ that we did not have what you wanted
t we will get it for you.
Ck we have what you want on hand. We
gfc buy to please, not to have goods remain
2R on our shelves.
Why Should |
You Send 5
Off to Some i
Large City |
4s* Dim n
JournaU^Neai Job Work
No 1 Express daily lv - - 10:05 p m
No 3 Express daily lv - - 9:21am
No. 5 Express Daily lv - 1:55 p. m.
No 2 Express daily lv - - 6:27 a m
No 4 Express - daily lv - 6:37 p m
No. 6. Express Daily lv - 1:12 p. m.
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1. V. Taylor, Jno. m. Beall,
General ftlanr’er, Gert.al Pa* wafer Afent,
Let me add your name to my list of
well pleased customers, J, W. JONES
Have your old rigs re-tired with new
rubber at SMITH’S.
Through service xo
Kansas City, Mo.
Lv. Tupelo at.jMjj P ™
Ar. Kansas City at.30 a m
Lv. Tupelo at—-.4.10 am
Ar. Kansas City at.. „,a
Both trains cam Observation Sleep
ing Cars and Reclining Chair Cars.
All trains into and out of Kansas City
eliminating smoke and cinders.
For further information as to sched
ules, rates, etc., ask
Ticket Agent Frisco. Tupelo, Miss
I Money To Loan j
Apply to |
| Attorney-at-Law $
§ Peoples Bank Bld’g. TUPELO |
Hugh M. Anderson, M. D.
Office 2nd floor Blair building
opposite Peoples Bank.
Phone—Res. 34; Office 342.
As Per the German Hanoverian and Oldenburg Association
The above horse’s individual excellence is beyond the
descriptive powers of anyone. Being a rich, dark, dap
pled mahogany bay, standing 16 hands high and weigh
ing 1500 lbs.; has a little white on left hind leg. Proud,
high-stepping and ambiiious, yet has docile and sober
The above famous Coach Horse will made the present
season as follows:
Verona—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Tupelo—Thursday, Friday, Saturday
TERMS:—By the season, $10.00; by the insurance, $20.00
(Not responsible for accidents.)
Done by order of
Lee County Coach Horse Club
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I For your fertilizer needs, please
see our agent in your town or
write us direct.
i The spring season for fertilizer
is now in full blast. Send us your
orders without delay, and we will
give them our personal attention.
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