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■ ■■ Vol. XXXVII _ - TUPELO^MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1909.___Na 9~ Gee! We Wish They’d Hurry With that Electric Railroad! ^ / warranted not to rip And those Air Ships The Tupelo sewed with shoe thread people don’t know which to buy— sST an Auto, a Flying Machine or have a private car built for the Electric ^ Railroad. ■ ■■■»■ "" - ■ -— I The Automobile is replacing the carriage, the horse car, the telephone, the messenger boy, the typewriter, the pen, and hundreds of other inventions have superseded the old meth ods of doing things. Twenty-five years ago a 36 hour train from New York to Chicago was called a fast express. Today two roads send trains between these two cities in eighteen hours. And we predict in the next ten years you can touch a button in the kitchen and milk your cow by electricity. So improvements and progression have taken place in every walk of life. i ■ The “Store of Quality”'keeps up with these rapid strides and it is your privilege to present your personal appearance at its very best if you buy all / your “Toggery” at Just one Price One Just Price •t4 * . • ■*> ’ • •■*» j •. « - • . •• ' s _____ rJOHN A. DONALDSON, Director. JOHN B. THOMPSON. Local Director. R ANNOUNCEMENT -—-OF SHERMAN STATE NORMAL UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Begins Tuesday, June 15, 1909, Continues Four Weeks | - . . — 1 Officers and Directors: I -„ john l. McDowell, Superintendent Pontotoc County, Miss. W. T. SMITH, Superintendent Union County, Miss. E. P. CLAYTON, Superihtendent Lee County, Miss. MISS EVA KEER, Director Primary Dept., Jackson, Miss. JNO. B. THOMPSON, I Principal of Mississippi Normal Institute. Work Offered •* I The work Is planned to meet the needs of— (1) Teachers who want broader scholarship and professional training. (2) Teachers who are preparing for state or eounty examinations. Accommodations IP b Board in the hotel and.private homes can be had for $2.50 to $3.00 per week, and ample accommo dations will be provided for at least 300 teachers for full term. Location Sherman is a beautiful little village on the Fris co Railroad, 12 miles northwest of Tupelo and 16 miles southeast of New Albany. Just the place for a quiet month’s work. The Normal will be held in the building of the Mississippi * Normal In stitute, situated in a beautiful grove of shade trees. Fee* The only fee charged will be the registration fee of two dollars, which will be used to supplement the ex pen so fund. Each teacher in attendance is required to pay this fee in advance JOHN L. DONALDSON, Superintendent Pontotoc City Schools BAILEY T. SCHUMPERT, Superintendent New Albany Schools. D. C. LANGSTON, Superintendent Tupc lo City Schools. S. CLAUDE HALL, Superintendent Grenada Public Schools. Primary Work Special attention is called to this department of the Normal. Miss Eva Keer of the Jackson City School is one of the leading primary teachers of the South and all wide awake superintendents and boards of trustees have their eyes upon that teach er who can best stimulate and direct the forces of the little folks, “Brain centers and nerve paths are built up mainly during the early part of life and are changed or modified with great difficul ty late in life. ” Therefore, as all teachers of the public schools have to do primary work, it is very nec^s-ary for them to learn to do well. HENCE, TAKE THIS WORK UNDER MISS KEER. Round Table Talks Some time each day will be spent in tlje “old time” way of giving and receiving individual help. This will be interesting to all, Stj.te Examinations This is the last part of the program. At the close of the Normal an examination will be held by the State Board. V . j ' ,s . ZT — JOHN B. THOMPSON, ^ I—— The Journal Executes Neat Job Worl \ %% .... - ’ ■ ■ > * * i, \ \u.-x. »»<**•., 11 ■* w-~: ir .-...v a I l - • / . THERE are some short sighted, thoughtless people, who, though they want something besides a spool of thread, a card of but tons, a pound of nails or a watch repaired, go to Memphis or send to Chicago and purchase them. Often they make these purchases without consulting the local retail merchant or even looking to see what he has to offer. Mo:e often than otherwise—the articles they purchase cost them just as much or more than they would pay for the same things in Tupelo. The same manufacturer who makes furniture for Chicago makes it for Memphis and makes it for Tupelo. The same hard ware and china manufacturers supply all of the American dealers It is a fact that clothing, dry goods, jewelry and carpets will cist more in Chicago or in Memphis than in Tupelo, for the reason that the dealers pay higher rents, and the cost of conducting the business is greater in these cities, than in Tupelo. Cn9 of our largest clothing dealers informs the writer that his firm has sold five suits of clothes this Spring to parties who live in Memphis, for the reason that they saved the buyer 5 00 to 7.50 on the price. . „ 'PUrtHA wtntt Vwa fimoo xitUam xtaii rv»oit niolr nn o anonfo 1 Konreoin in these cities, but a stranger is not the person who gets many bargains when a Chicago or Memphis dealer throws out baits. It is folly for a person to make a living and make a small for tune in hn home town, out of the people of that town and seek to spend that money elsewhere. The man who sells groceries or nails or furniture or sells his legal or medipal services to the people of Tupelo and buys his clothing in Chicago, his wife's hats in New York and his furniture ; in Memphis, is committing a commercial crime against his neigh- , bor and himself, Some of our people suddenly becoming prosperous buy furni- . ture, jewelry, china, clothing, carpets, etc., away from Tupelo. This also applies to the banker who depends on the local mer- j chants for his success, and to the capitalist or landlord who rents ! to the local dealers. , You can buy just as good material and buy it for less money . here in Tupelo as in New York, Chicago, Memphis or any other ■ city in America, Don’t you think it would pay you to trade with your home ' merchants? j TUPELO COMMERCIAL CLUB. For Tupelo all the time. ' GREAT COUNCIL OF REDMEN MEETING 0 Many Red Men Present. Vicks burg Select id As Next Place of Meeting. Tupelo has done herself proud in point of ability and willing ness to entertain any visiting de legation is the concensus of opin ion of every delegate to the Great Council of Mississippi which con vened here Monday and Tuesday of this week, and to use the exact language of the Great Chiefs, “Tupelo has made good." On every train from Monday morning to Tuesday noon the visiting Indians poured into the city which they found neatly and appropriately decorated and pra pared in every sense of the word to receive them. And be it said to the credit of the visitors, Tu pelo or any other town has never had the honor of entertaining a class of men of a higher order of intelligence and of more exemp lary conduct. The elements were the only feature that was calculated to mar the pleasure of the occasion, and it is needless to say to those who were hereabouts that it rained. The first session was held at the Opera House on Mon day night to which the public had been invited but the rain kept many away. However a goodly audience greeted the speakers. Past Sachem W. F. Jordan Chair man of the Program Committee presided, and the address of wel I come on behalf of the city was delivered by Hon, J. M. Allen, i nnrl if rrrvoo \xil CQuiivr fViai* concluded at a late hour of the ; same day. Considerable legisla tion was brought up, discussed ' and passed. About the most im- : portant was discontinuing Past ; Sachem’s as being eligible to sit 1 in the Great Council and confln- ( ing the membership of that body ; to Elective and Appointive ; Chiefs, standing committees and representatives. Another impor- ! tant measure adopted was the creation of a board of control in to whose hands was placed the entire management and control 1 of the work of propagation and organizing. ' The election of officers for the ' ensuing year resulted as fol- < lows: H. L. Wells, Greenville, ] Gieat Sachem: W. C. Gunter, , Columbus, Great Senior Saga more; W. F. Jordan, Great Jun ior Sagamore; J. B. Nichols, Aberdeen, Great Prophet; J. A. 1 Coleson, West Point, Great Chief of Records; J. S. Voyles Corinth, Great Keeper of Wampum; Col. J Sam Montgomery of Greenville 1 and J. R, Young of Aberdeen, Re presentatives to G. C. U. S. and ' Col. Sam Montgomery, J. R. ’ Young and Beverly Matthews members of the Board of Con trol. Vicksburg was selected as the place for the next meet ing which will be the 4th Tues day in May, 1910- At 8 o clock • Tuesday night the local Tribe ' ably assisted by the members by the Pocahohtas Council gave a delightful luncheon and smoker ' which was served to the visitors at the Masonic Temple, and greatly enjoyed- Much credit is due the public spirited citizens of Tnnpln for the exceedingly satis factory manner in which the visi tors were entertained, and special mention due the Tupelo Commercial Club which manfully shouldered a large portion of the duties which brought forth much well deserved praise from the visitors.___ A New Busmen Mr. W. M. G itbrie hai sold a ono half interest in his property on the east side of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Go. to Asa W. Alien and the frame buildings will be removed at an early date. There will be erected a brick building 75 by 175 on the lot. This building will be used by the Asa W. Allen Co." for hm I ling bay ani grain at wholesile. The building will be erected with the view of miking it fireproof, as near as practicable. A cement floor will be laid an i every pre caution taken to prevent fires. The front of th ? builiin? will be Utilised for storing and hand'ing grain and hay, the rear as a sales-stable for mules and horses. The increased demand for feed stuffs, both at wholesale and retail, presents a fine opening for a business of this character. The planting of alfafa in this section ontinoes to increase, and the demand for hay shows an increase with every year. It will be the object of the new enterprise to take care of this hay and all surplus feed stuffs that find a market here and dispose of it in marKets south and east of us. Horses and mules will be carried at all times and the local market supplied with first class stock. This new business will be run in con nection with the Asa W. Allen Co., It will he undeMhe direct supervision of Mr. Guthrie who will give his entire attention to it*. Brick and sand has been put on the ground and work will begin within a i short time. this duty was performed well. I The response was made by Hon. | Dabney Marshall of Vicksburg, | and it has been many moons since a more able discourse has | been delivered to a Tupelo audi ence. It was deen, impressive, eloquent. It demonstrated the resourceful intelligence of the speaker and was a means of much edification to every one who listened Hon. Beverly Matthews of ' Columbus also addressed the audi ] ence, and that delightful speaker made every one glad they had braved the elements to be pre sent. Almost a year ago the Great Council offered a handsome silk banner to the-Tribe that showed the greatest increase in membership, and by untiring ef fort the local Tribe won over every other in the State. This trophy was presented by Col. Sam Montgomery of Greenville in a few well chosen words which is characteristic of that distin guished gentleman. The banner which was a handsome affair was received for the Tribe by Chief Abe Steinberger in an interesting speech. | All day Tuesday the Great » Chiefs were in closed session, and by constant application to th« work in hand all the business £ that came before the Council was THE ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT W. W. FINLEY In his address here last Friday President W. W. Finley paid a high tribute to our fellow-towns min. Honorable John M. Allen: ‘Tour natural resources and climatic advantages alone would be of little avail without enter prising and energetic men, and one of the principal factors of the economic strength of Missis sippi is the character of its peo ple. In legislation and adminis tration, on the bench and on the field of battle, in all the learned professions and in business life, sons of Mississippi have attained to the foremost rank. High on the roll of distinguished Missis sippians is the name of your own fellow-townsman, Hon. John M. Allen. No man of this genera tion has done more than Mr. Al ien to make the true character >r your state and your people <nown beyond your borders. A1 • ivays intensely Southern in his deals and sympathies and stand ng as manfully and caurageous y for his section in the House of Representatives as he did, as a private soldier in the army of ;he South, his delicious humor _3 L.', 1 U1 ~ J_ iuu mo iwvawivy vuuiu^iu uicv* nen of all sections to him, and vhen his public services are fi lally summed up it will be real zed that not the least of them vas his contribution to bringing ibout a better understanding be ;ween the South and the North, rhe work that he has done in di recting the attention of other aarts of the United States and )f other countries to Mississippi s invaluable. The complete util zation of the resources of this state will require several times ts present population. There is plenty of room here and plenty >f work for men and capital and f I may ho permitted to do so, [ would suggest that the state md its people should pursue the policy of making its advantages still better known. In this pol cy I can assure the people of ;he state of the hearty co opera don of the railways which I have he hunar to represent." In speaking of the conserva dsm of the people of Mississippi ind the friendly relationship vhich exists between the people >f the state and the railroads, Hr. Finlev paid this tribute to ;he people of the state: "In the early days of railways n the United States the people >f each community felt an in vest in the local lines by which hey were served. One of the inavoidable results of the neces sary consolidation of these local ines into large systems was a liminution of this local interest .vhich, at times, has contributed ;o bring about conditions harm ful alike to the railway and to :hose dependent on them for ;ransportation. Fortunately for ;he healthy and unobstructed growth of the country, Mr. Chairman, we are now witness ng the growth of a new local 1 _ 1_ *__1 1_ »• - iaercob anu iicimiui puunv; jpiuion based on a realization of ;he interdependence of the inter ests of the railways and the peo ple. The more profoundly this relation is studied the more clear ly it is seen that the ultimate in terests of the carrier and of the public served by it are interrela ted and identical at every point jf contact. “The conservative course of the legislature of the state of Mississippi in declining to enact laws, the effect of which might have been to hamper railway de velopment in this state, and the recent action of the Railroad Commission indicate a realiza tion of the interdependence of the interests of the railways and the people, and one of the best things that can be said of any state is that its lawmakers can be depended upon to give every proper protection to property, and not to embark upon policies that would endanger invest ments ” NOTICE. Tne Commencement exercises of the Nettleton High School will begin with a school concert Thursday night May 27. A play will be given on Friday night, and on Sunday, the 30th, the Commencement Sermon will be deliv ered by Dr. Louis D. Riddell Pastor McLsmore Avenue Christian Church, Memphis. On Monday night the 31st, Hon. Gao. Strange, District Att’y will deliver the graduating address. Everybody is cordially invited. Raspectfully, K. S. ARCHER, Prin. Chancellor J. Q. Robins went to M<v Kenzie, Tenn. Monday to be present at the closing exercises at McTyriere School for bovs- Amoug tha graduates was Fred Robins who completed the course most creditably. '/ 'j| : V 9 An Appeal To The Citizens Of Tupelo The officers of the Cemetery Asso ciation met May 25, at Mrs. Clayton's with a full attendance. Reports from committees who had been appointed to collect the dues from all members of association read. It was with surprise and deep regret I learned that some of the members were not willing to pay the dollar, saying they were notable to give us that much help. Now, I can not understand how any citizen of Tupelo, be they interested in other cemeteries or not, can hesitate to con tribute to this work. We are a band of women who are giving our time and labor to a work that was badly needed. Weknow where% every dollar is spent, and consult with each other as to where it can be most judiciously used, We receive no bene fit from the money. We attend to our own lots at our expense. One year ago our cemetery was over grown with briars and weeds and its condition was a disgrace to this community. I have heard people say the only objection to moving to Tupelo was that they would not use our cemetery. It was very seldom that one would see any persons walking around the grounds. It was too unsightly to attract. Now not a day passes without some one going to it, and is certainly a consolation to know that there is a resting place for our dead, cared for by loving hands, and should death come we would know where to bury. Should we give up this work for a few months the cemetery would return to its former condition, for the Board of Councillors has no appropriation of taxes for its use. It is impossible to accomplish anything without money. We must keep a man constantly em ralAtroH tn u/PPflc wafor flnwprc mow grass etc. We can only get this money through the liberality of our citizens as the Board has no money to ?ive and so far has not given any help this year. This is an urgent appeal to ayeryone to help us. Do not wait to be asked as it takes our time to meet averyone. but come and join our asso nation and give one dollar every year. It is all we ask. If it was appropriate we could make money through some en tertainments, but that would be a re flection against everyoue who has laid their dearly beloved dead to rest in jlenwood Cemetery. And another thing oppresses us is that many who give the dollar expect ja to beautify their lots in same man ner that we do ours, when we give lays of care to our lots and they give sons. We are anxious for you to im prove your lots and take a personal in terest in them. Come out and see for yourselves and one visit will convince that this is a noble work worthy of your help and that it is being done in the very best possible manner. MRS.. B. D. PLEDGE. Vice Pres, of Ass’n NECROLOGICAL Mrs. Margaret Bryson. Mrs* Margaret Bisson, widow of the late Samuel Bryson, <fi«rSf tier -heme near Guntown Sunday at the advanced age of eighty-one years, after an ill ness of two weeks. For more than half a century, Mrs. Bryson had been a prominent lignre in the community in which she resided. The influence of her life and character was felt among all classes and in her passing away the community will sus tain an irreparable loss. John Rawls Jonas, Jr. John Rawls Jones, Jr., infant son of J. R. and Carolyn Poole Jones, died Saturday morning, May 22, 1909. at 12: 50 o’c'ock, after seventeen days ill ness of meningitis, age seven months and eight days. Interment Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Glenwoad Cem etery, Tup.lo, Miss. The taking away of their precious little one was a sad blow to the fond parents into whose hearts and lives the little one had become entwined.Through the mist of their tears they may look beyond with the assurance that they may meet again in the great hereafter. The information Monday morning that Mr. John Francis had suddenly died at his home near Saltillo the night before, was received everywhere with expressions of regret. Mr. Francis had been in Saltillo on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon was at Uclatubl a church at services held there, and no premonition was given that the end was so near. At about eleven o’clock he was taken suddenly ill and before a physician and his sons could be sum moned, he was dead. John Francis moved to Lee county from Monroe county in 1866. Lise many comrades, he had just returned from four years service in the Confed erate army and was without means and property. He came to Lee county and by energy, honest dealings and so briety, he established for himself a name that was the synonym of honor, courage, liberality and sympathy. From the War he brought with him a record for courage unsurpassed by any, and true to his convictions then, he rj mained loyal to the principles ior which he fought. In the community in which ha lived so long, he was honored and respected as only the good and courageous could be. Hi matters of public interest, he was active and foremost for the best interest of the community; as a cit zsn he obeeryed every duty; as a neighbor he was accommodating, sympathetic and charitable. For many years Mr. Francis has had charge of the poor of Lee county, and during this time there has never been registered the slightest complaint agaiust him in his care and manage ment of the afflicted, blind, detrepid and old, who have been kind and con siderate. Mr. Francis leaves two sons. Will and Lucian Francis, and a number of grandchildren and a host of friends to miurn his loss. The funerai services were conducted by Rev. M. H. Armour it S titillo, Monday afternoon at four o’clod. Mr. F ranch was a member ot the Christian church and the minister paid a high and just tribute to his memory. Confederate Veterans acted as pall bearers and his remains were carried to their la9t resting place by his com rades. A large concourse was preheat. Kodak finishing done promptly and well, at JONES S’.udio.