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THE TUPELO JOURNAL.
- “ "BE JU9T AND FEAB NOT." si.5Qp«Aimum Vol. XXXVII TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI* FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1909* No. 10. Gee! We Wish They’d Hurry With that Electric Railroad! . warranted not to rip And those Air Ships The Tupelo Sewed with shoe threao people don’t know which to buy— <UT”°" An auto, a Flying Machine or have a private car built for the Electric Railroad. ' X . “ * : 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the horse car, the telephone, the messenger boy, the typewriter, the pen, and hundreds of other inventions have superseded the old meth ods of doing things.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. 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 --- -- 1 HOME COMFORT PUMP It*S not far more advantageous for the conveyance of of water from your I * wells to your homes than any other except the City Water Works sys- © tern. For instance, there’s the windwill. It costs you from $75.00 to © $125.00. It’s repeatedly out of order; not 50 per cent of them a success, and © furthermore expensive to keep in order. The best force pump you get costs you $20.00, and you cannot pump with it at sea level vertical heighth with © any ease over 33 1-3 feet; otherwise 25 feet. © Then you are exposed at night, in bad weather, and after all this you © have to carry the water in buckets to your room or where wanted. © The Home Comfort costs you $36.00. It draws with ease at 60 feet. It © wears a lifetime. It never gets out of order. You are not exposed. It’s no © more exertion than your force pump at 25 feet. We have also the power to © attach that will draw the water from 300 yards to 5 miles at a greater cost. © It looks reasonable to me, as hundreds are doing, that you would certainly ^ Isee that the Home Comfort Pumps’ merits are before you would buy any < other device of its kind on the market. yi When you are in want of such a want, it’s on exhibition in Tupelo, Amo- © ry, Pontotoc, Holly Springs, New Albany, West Point, St?rksville, Acker- © man, Kosciusko, Crj stal Springs, and Hazelhurst. © You Try It and You’ll Buy It | It’s easy, simple durable, pleasant, profitable neat and cheap. Be % sure and see sample when in town. . 5 ■»' i * . * . > * |r The Journal Executes Neat Job Wort \ COMMERCIAL CLUB SMOKER Interesting Speeches Deliver ed The Commercial Club enter tained the members and a num ber of invited guests at a de lightful “Smoker” Thursday night of last week, and had the mcst skeptical of the benefits to be derived thfttagh the efforts of the Comrrercisf Club been pre sent, his- doubts would have been dissipated by the interesting program of that occasion. In the absence of the Presi dent, Mr. Reeves, Vice-Presi dent, E. C. Hinds occupied the chair, and upon calling the meet ing to order, read a very able article covering, as he stated, what the president would have said had he been present. In the course of his remarks, he touched on a number of things calculated to awaken interest of the people of Tupelo in those things that will go to benefit the town. Mr. Weir, representing the Taylor.TrotWQod Magazine of Nashville, was present and at the suggestion of Mr. Steinber ger, he was afforded an oppor tunity of explaining some splen did ideas and plans for advertis ing the advantages to b© found here. Private John M. Allen was next on the program, and spoke to the subject, “Organized E * fort.” In his own happy way, Mr. Allen portrayed Tupelo as a little City of “Brotherly Love.', stating, ameng other things, that there was a uniformity of effort ana a iac* in miucrcfo ».« uc found among the citizens of the plaee. , , . y. Q. Kincannon responded in a few remarks on the progress of our new railroad. Honorable Geo- T. Mitchell, alw. y, eloquent in speaking of his home town, presented a very sensible and forcible ar^unent in tavor of Tupelo, and this sec tion lending every encourage ment to the proposed new rail road. Mr. C. P. Long, as be stated himself, not being an orator, gifted in impromptu remarks, had prepared an address which he read to the very appreciative audience. Mr, Long covered so many points so well that we give our readers the benefit of h's ad dress in full, Mr. Long sgidi Mr. Chairman And Gentlemen Of The Commercial Club: As you all doubtless know. I am not an orator, and could not be no matter how hard I was tc try, but if there is any subject good enough and big enough for a man, not an orator, to talk or write about, it is Tnpelq'i ad vantages, and the best way tc advertise them, which subject l am informed I am to exploit and expaciate upon: Now Tupelo’s advantages, oi rather I should say, its opportuni ties and needs, are both so great, that it is hard to appreciate them, and especially is this trut for one who is accustomed daily to see and be -among you. 01 course the size of a town and its character for business and mor als, depends upon how its own people act ana work, and how they behave themselves and how the individual looks upon his town as an individual, and for this reason, Tupelo is a much larger and more important place to some of its citizens, than it is to others. As an illustration: One of our enthusiastic and op timistic citizens has been c'aim ing and so stating, that Tupelo now has from eight to ten thous and people and in a very short time, will have twenty-five thous- > and at least; while another, more pessimistic, declares there is not over two hundred and fifty peo ple here, and those that are here are not worth a “dura,” and so in order to settle this controversy your Board of Aldermen has ordered, and is now having taken, a census of the City. Now of course you do not ex pect me to name every advan tage we have; such a3 Cotton Mills, Oil Mills, Fertilizer Fac tory, great warehouses, wholesale groceries, and large up-to-date dry goods houses, and railroad facilities, fine water, compara tively cheap coal, and lots of other things too numerous to mention, for all of these things are visible to the naked eye, and all my hearers J suppose, are as familiar with them as I am, un. less it is with water, for that /s now my long suit. The fact is, I am confining myself to it, en tirely and am now SQ fond of it, that I take a bath every Fifth 1 Sunday whether I need it or not. j We have as good public schools as any in the State, and as good co:ps of teachers, both white and black. Our Electric Light and Water plants, all owned by the City, are excelled by none, and equally few, and are furnishing light and water tQ the citigens flin fli’fT rlottn ea\r nlioanor than the people in. nine out of ten of the other Cities of the country are getting thelr’s, and at the same time, lighting the streets at comparatively no cost to the public; the tax rate of our city is lower than most any other town or Citv, you can And under anything like similar conditions beipg only 8£ mills. Our church buildings and chirch members T think, wilkcompare in fact, as well as in nams, when we take the members as a whole, favor ably with those of any other plaae, and are far ahead of a great many. Now I could spend a great deal of time naming other th ngs, whi@h I think could be considered as advantages, which would set forth the desirable things about I Tupelo, buf suffice it to say, that taken as a whole, no more suit able or better place to raise one’s 1 family up to useful manhood and womanhood can be found than Tupelo, and this, at least gentle men, is the best asset a com munity ean have to boast of. | Now having all of these things the next question is, how are we to advertise them, so as to add i to the wealth, size and desirabil ity of our City, as a home and as an abiding place and who do ' we want to advertise it to? The Arst and best advertisement that i can be given to Tupelo, is a good word for each and every citizen : therein, and a good word on all occasions for your City, where you can truthfully and honestly BANK OF SHANNON May 31, 1909 Bills Receivable.$17,709.00 Fur. and Fix.. 2,600.00 Cash & Sight Exch.... 5,185.47 , $25,494.47 Capital Stock_ $10,000 00 | Surplus_ 500.00 I Deposits .. 14,994.47 ■ _A- . S? $25,494.47 I BOARD OF DIRECTORS , T, C. Lauderdale L. R. Higgs M. A. Smith J. M. Aven ])r, M; A. Cowden 0. F. Vaughan J. 0. Williams Dr R.G. Dibbs * J. w. King Win. Morris J. L. Arnold S. L. Laney 1 C. R. Porter M. M. Miller. ' STOCKHOLDERS ! Mrs. R. M. Francis L. R. Higgs M A Smith G T Brannon ’ J A Stovall T C Lauderdale W W Patterson J 0 Williams ^ Porter-La ul 3rd lie Co. S LLuny 0 K Gi^y W R Hut 1 JB Abernathy Vaughan Bris. WnU,m J W K ng ) Mrs R J MoCuwn H Mirshall Mrs Pa ki Dr Civden | Bertrand Lauderdale Dr R G DabbsM M Miller \ We are one year old today, small of course, but healthy and k growing. We have no bills payable, don’t owe a dollar. This is a k home bank run by home folks for home people, and every dollar we [ can keep in Shannon helps to build up our town. We appreciate our J friendi; they are standing by us loyally and if you have not opened ) an account with us do so at once and sea how nicely you will be trea- j ted and you will thereby help us to baild up a business that you will I ■ be proud of. i Yours very truly. § „ M. M. MILLER, Cashier I utter it. Never speak dispar agingly of your town. This very ^ew do. Always boost it—this unfortunately, very few do also, i Never speak disparagingly of j your citizens, collectively or in • dividually. If you have nothing good to say, just pull on your ci gar or chtw gum. Of course when approached on business ca pacity, or under circumstances where honesty and integrity de mand that you speak the truth, then you may have to tell things about somebody else, which you * > i«i 11 * /• uo not use io ten, out, 01 course they may have the same, sad duty to perform in reference to you. Another way to advertise your City, is to never patronize other places when you can buy the same thing, or comparatively the same thing at home. Buy your lumber,fertilizer, dry goods, groceries, shoes, dress goods, millinery and everything else, except vour liquor, at home. I might td 1 by way of parenthesis, that you would not lose anything by cutting the last item out en tirely. Most everything can be gotten just as good here, and then just as cheap as you can anywhere else, when you add freight, delay and worry to the price you pay somewhere else, besides this, if there is nothing fine enough in thejplace you live to suit your taste, and you de sire to dress finer and be a big ger‘'Ike” than the people you live among, then it is your sol emn duty to move. The fact is you have no right to stay in a community, transact business, and make your living off of the people, ask them to give you employment, or to patronize you in your business, and then to be so selfish and stingy, that you are not willing for the people, who have helped you to make a reasonable profit in their busi ness, and thus be able to earn a living. You cannot be a good ad vertiser for your town, nor a good booster,and make other peo ple believe it is a good place to trade, and to live in, happilv, if you yourself buy somewhere else such articles as you do not hap pen to have in your own business. Another splendid advertise ment is good goods, reasonable profits, correct weights, truth ful and upright conduct with your customers,"whether you are selling by sample or otherwise, or whether on verbal or written order. The practice of all these will not only help your town,but _:n u__ __ Wilt J VUl W 11 build ud your vain reputation and cause much more favorable talk around your grave when you are laid away, and when your wife or children, through force of habit and custom, after you are laid away erect a momu ment over your grave, with some endearing epitaph written there on, people will then have less room to talk about tombstones being such liars Do not sell be low cost in order to ke«p some one else from selling, your cus tomer will expect you to keep it up. If you have not got what a man wants, do not try to make him think you have it. Leaving off both of these practices will make vou customers and cause people to tiade in vour town, if strictly lived up to. We want to get people to come here to tradfe, and my idea is, that if we wouM have more trade days with prizes and big old fashioned barbecues once or twice a year, and when people come to them take more interest in them; make them feel more at home, it would help. Not on ly the men-toiKs or the town should do this but the ladies as well, and we should teach our children and bring them up to do likewise. There are lots of young people in the surrounding country whose citizens formerly traded in Tupelo, who are almost grown, and who seldom if ever come to Tupelo, and who do not know about us. We have got to get them into the habit of coming here and loving to do so. In order to get their trade we ought also encourage in every way possible, the settlement of good families on every bit of the farmland within a radius of twenty miles of the City, and encourage the channeling and straightening of creeks, and put ing into cultivation the bottom lands, for every acre of this land put into cultivation means an additional trading capacity of from $25.03 to $50.00 in the peo j pie for Tupelo. We should en courage the sale of these lands held by large holders to small ones,and diversification of crops. The raising of all mules tor home | needs and the raising of corn, and meat for home consumption, so the people would have more money to spend for dry goods, etc. Let us have as many home owners in the country as possi ble, as well as in the city limits. for this is the class of people who make the best citizens, inside or outside of a town. As to the best methods of accomplishing these things, I am free to say I do not know, but it can be done and I think it is the first and most important thing to be done to help build up our town, for this building will be on a solid and lasting basis. I, for one, do not care to see any other kind ff building, because it is the only kind that will be of any duration or that will be de sirable. We want people to come here to live, but we ought to be care ful about the class that come, and before any citizen of Tupelo ever encourages a person to lo cate here, he ought to know that he is a man able to do something for the town, instead of a drifter en the face of the earth, roam ing around to see where he can get a living and nothing in return. Now I do not want to be un derstood as advocating that we want only rich people to come here to live: that is not what I mean, hut what I mean is that we should only encourage settle ment among us of people who a /^Af Afrviinotirvn WVIliV/ ItUi V M tVil WHV/ to do their part towards up build mg the town and the surrounding country, and people who have some honest and useful trade, profession or calling, who come with a desire and intention of making useful citizens. We do not need any adventurers. One way to get the above re sult, is by some judicious, but truthful advertising. In fact I think that an advertisement - which is untrue, or has the sem blance of falsehood, instead of being helpful, is injurous to the community, because it brings set tlers, who are shortly disgruntled and instead of making useful and permanent citizens, go out from you as permanent libellers and slanderers. I think how.ever, that more than advertising, and what I mean by advertising, is circulars, newspaper advertise ment, etc., that a shoulder to shoulder, up hill pull and push combined, on the part of each andall thfe citizens, a willingness on the pact of each individual to do all he can, either by giving his time, or what money he can spare, to help-instead of spending his time watching to see what the very stingiest skill flint in town will do, and then trying to do no more himself, is the greatest help and advertisement we can have. You can not keep a man down, nor a family, nor a com munity where this kind of effort is being made by them. -- Another good advertisement for your community, is for it to be known far and wide as a relig ous, moral and law abiding place one where the law is administer ed with equal and firm hand to each and everyone of its citizens and one where it it is known that the citizens are back of the officers in the strict performance of their duty, and official obligation. It will help the reputation and growth and desirability as a living piace of any community, for it to be gen erally known that it has good of ficers and the good people are back of them in the strict per formance of their official duties. We have good officers now* but they can’t do much unless we help them. And when the sur rounding country is so develop ed as above set forth, it will dou ble the trade of Tupelo, and add to this the vast number of people who will come here to locate if the other conditions suggested by me are carried out, to live because it is a goodhome town,good to live in, good to raise their family up in the right way, free from pet ty strife and crime breeding es tablishments, we will again have added largely to our popula tion and improvements, and you will rpp neonle hunting us up and taking notice without much advertisement on our part. We need more supply stores, who will sell on credit and thus draw trade from a distance; the wholesale people must go out of the retail business, and retailers, not only in Tupelo, but in the sur rounding country, ought to buy from the wholesaler everything they possibly can. We ought to feel like we are in partnership, one with the other for the up building of the town along all lines that will help and at the same time, remember that the whole town must be in partner ship with the surrounding coun try; that one is independent on the other, and remember what helps one, helps the other, but we must at all times remember that whatever building is to be done, whateyer growth is accom plished, to be of any permanent and real value, must b^ not only from a financial standpoint, but _ ■ ■ ■ - " • 1 — ontinae a vn Uac J ■ '■ / /