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Vol. XXXVIII TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911. No 47
Parcels Post Not deeded.
A convention of southern mer
chants will be held in Nashville
on the 28th inst, for the purpose
of fighting a Parcels Post bill
which Congress has had under
consideration. The great de
partment stores of the cit'es are
behind the measure and seek to
have Congress pass the bill in or
der that their business may be
extended to the most remote dis
tricts.
The business done through
these mail order houses is secur
ed through attractive advertising
and in many instances, misrep
resentations, and in order that
their sales may be increased and
profits extended they now seek
to reach the buyer through the
parcels post.
There is a community interest
which should hold together in
business confidence the local
merchant and the buyer, be he
in the town or in the country.
Goods bought over the counter
where an opportunity to inspect
them is offered are more satis
_ .. i i i
iactory man goous uurcnaseu
from a descriptive catalogue and
shipped without the buyer know
ing anything of their value ex
cept what he read in an adver
tisement of some person he nev
er saw nor heard of before the
advertisement was received.
The local merchant is ready
and willing to make good any
guarantee of his firm and can be
approached in person and a state
ment made or the goods returned
where fault is found.
The local merchant is a tax
payer, supports the ehurehea,
the schools, contributes to the
poor and a majority of them are
entirely reliable.
The Postmaster General is now
seeking to place the department
on a paying basis, but with the
additional cost of carrying heavy
articles at a rate less than the
cost will serve to increase rather
than to lessen the deficit.
The business interests of the
country with the exception of the
mail order firms, are not clamor
ing for a parcels post and Con
gress should not add this addi
tional expense to one of its de
partments.
Tribute to Col. Russell.
Washington, D. C.. Feb’y 3, 1911 -
To the Officers and Employees of the
Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company;
In the death of Vice-President
and General Counsel Colonel Ed
ward Lafayette Russell, which
occured in the City of Washing
ton, D- C., after a brief illness
on Saturday, January 28, 1911,
at 7 o’clock p. m., this comnany
and all the people of the com
munities served by it have suf
fered a great loss.
His career was characterized
by intense loyalty to the South
and a love of the Southern peo
ple. His military service was
brilliant and marked by instan
noa nf pnnanipunna nprannnl
bravery.
His personal and business re
lations conformed to the higJi
est code. He did a great work
wall and honorably and his name
and fame are secure in the keep
ing of his friends and business
as :ociate3.
Colonel Russell’s personal
characteristics endeared him to
everyone with whom he came in
i to social or business contact. I
| do not believe that any railroad
[ official anywhere has ever typi
l fied in such marked degree as he
L the ideal relations that should
exist between a railway and the
public, or that any such official
:. has ever htd such close personal
relations with the people of all
classes served by his line as
were always maintained by Col
onel Russell. The people along
the line of the Mobile & Ohio
railroad always felt that he was
one of themselves and that their
interests were his interests. Re
ciprocally, they felt a warm per
sonal interest in Colonel Russell
and in the prosperity of the Mo
bile & Ohio railroad.
This should he takOn by sit of
4i „1_J_cl_:
Retires From Politics.

F. L. Kincannon of Tupelo has
i withdrawn from the race for
clerk of the supreme court. Mr.
Kincannon announced Kis candi
dacy some time ago, but has de
cided to retire from politics, and
[ will not be a candidate for any
office.
He has been circuit clerk of
his county for many years, and
was one of the most efficient
men holding that office in the
state, but will leave the field
open to the other candidates, of
whom there will be several.
Mr. Kincannon is editor of the
i Tupelo Journal, and will devote
his entire time to his newspaper,
one of the best edited weeklies
in the state. He was in Jacason
Monday and made this statement
to several of his local friends.—
Jackson News.
us as a lesson and an inspiration.
We should strive to perpetuate
these close relations, thus insur
ing the property that degree of
protection by public opinion
which was enjoyed by it under
Colonel Russell as its Vice-Pres
ident and resident executive of
ficer.
W. W. FINLEY. President.
A Good Selection.
The election of Mr. R. V.
Taylor to the position of Vic->
President of the Mobile & Ohio
road to succeed the lamented
E. L. Russell, meets with the
universal approval o f the
patrons and friends of the
road. No man in t he en
tire system could have been se
| lected that would have met with
such hearty endorsement as Mr.
Taylor. For the past 33 years
Mr. Russell and Mr. Taylor
were intimately associated to
gether in the management of
the affairs of the road and Mr.
Taylor was Mr. Russell’s close
advisor and aide in building up
the road to its present satisfac
tory condition. As Vice-Pres
ident and General Manager, Mr.
Taylor will continue to hold the
confidence of the people along
the line and will have their as
sistance and sympathies to main
tain the road at its present high
standard. Mr. Sidney R. Prince
who has been the assistant coun
sel, was made general * Counsel
and will have charge of the le
gal department of the road. Mr.
Prince is one of the most success
ful railroad attorneys in the
country and his promotion also
meets with the endorsement of
the patrons and friends of the
road.
U. D C. Meeting.
The United Daughters of the Con
f deracv held a very interesting meet
i! g with Mrs. James Trice February 10,
the new pres'dent, Mrs. Hood, presi
ding. The following reports were read:
Secretary, treasurer and the report of
the committee on the 1.1 & C. Scholar
ship. A new credentials committee
was appointed as follows, Mssdames
Monaghan, Moore and Houston.
Mrs. Finley resigned as historian,and
Mrs, Baker was appointed to take her
place.
An interesting paper, ‘‘Tbe Qld
Sou-hern Mammy,” tvas read by Mrs.
C. P. Lone.
Refreshments were served, after
which the meeting adjourned to meet
with Mrs, James Finley in tfareh,
Secretary.
!__
Mrs, L M, Bogle entertained the Aa
You T fce-fr CJ:i|h inh-f • rha-ming
manner. She w.u ■ >.• ••••■
by her sister, Miss McCanless- The
house was artistically ilecorat-.d with
cut flowers and ferns. After a most
interesting alphabetical contest Miss
Clara Topp. in a cut with others, won
the first prize, a beautiful bouquet of
pink carri^tiqn?. fbe booby, a Bq$ qf
blocks, wqs cut by Miss I£atie fopp.
Refreshments consisting qf chicken
croquets, tomatqqs with mayonaise,
sandwiches, olives and cranberry iqe
were served to a large number of
guests, besides a full club attendance.
While the refreshments were being
served Miss Dale Raymond gave sev
eral enjoyable piano selections.
Elliott McCanless, of St. Louis, Mo.,
is vifiiting homefolks. 1
Goy. Noel Delivers Address At
Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Mis3., February
11— Governor Noel delivered an
interesting address at the open
ing of the Neshoba county cir
cuit court session yesterday.
The governor came here in re
sponse to an invitation from some
of hie local friends to give ac
count of his stewardship. He
stated at the outset that he
would not consent to he a candi,
date; that he intends to retire to
private life and rpsiirpe the prac
tice of law at the expiration of
his present term.
Gov. Noel stated that he had j
perhaps made some mistakes!
during his !adm{ listrjpjQnj that,
uiilljkd f*i.» yuvdjKS •t-SOr. he €Ould i
not claim infallibility, or assert j
that, if he had tne power he j
would not alter a single offic'al
act of his official incumbency.
EJivinity alqne. he sqid, is ex
empt from errors, aqc| the t&fa I
\yhq clainqs he cahnqt $is,- |
takes must fee divine and nnW!
man, \
The governor reviewed at sefe
ana snowea ny iacis ana nguret,
that, instead of there having
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£fc £ft
I Peoples Bank and Trust Co. 1
| Tupelo, Miss. 1
A 5
rfk Best Equipped Bank Building in
\ North Mississippi
OFFICERS l
J. J. ROGERS, President S. J. HIGH, Cashier. X
JOHN M. ALLEN, Vice-Pres. S. S. HARRIS, Ass’t Cashier. Q
DIRECTORS. 8
J. J. Rogers, R. L. Pound, S. C. McNeil, ^
John M. Allen, L. C. Feemster, D. T. Yates,
D. W. Robins, E. C. Hinds, J. A- Bonds, Jk
W. L. Joyner, J, B. Burrow, E. M. Perry, 5?
0. B. Rogers, J. D. Bryan, J. D. Furtick,
J. M. Thomas, C. A. Roberts, S. J. High. ^
W. H. Pearson ^
® Statement of Condition February 10th, 1911. §
i ■ .——. , $
RESOURCES
Loans and Discounts.$ 351,390.72
Overdrafts... 19.428.13
Bonds. 39,081.15
Bank Buildings. 24,520.48
Real Estate. 21.500,00
CASH RESOURCES
Cash on Hand. 40,449.38
Sight Exchange 170,973.94
Loans on Cotton 225,457.74 436,881,06
Total. $892,801.54
LIABILITIES $
Capital.. $ 100,000.00 X
Surplus.. 15,000.00 X
Undivided Profits. 10,362.93 X
Dividends Unpaid. 72.00 Qk
deposits.767,366.61 S
Total.$892,801.54 ®
| A STEADY GROWTH |
S The Best Proof that we are Pleasing our Cusomers. *
| THE BANK THAT TREATS YOU RIGHT! |
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He Banked In Trunk; Now is out $3,000.
DETROIT.—Joseph Jarmbeck, a farm
er, who had moved to the city, was rob
bed laat night of a trunk containing $8,
250 in cash and a bank book showing de
posits of a thousand dollars. After sey
eral hours search the police found the
trunk and $250 of the money.
The recovered money was t» -d in the
sleeve of a woman’s waist and probably
escaped the attention 0f the thieves
New York Uity U'obe.
( v Vour own actio- s wm “tell on” you that you have
mmey in your 7i0Use. Keep it there and you may lose not
ony your ~noney but your LIFE.
Let OUR Bank be YOUR Bank.
We pay 4 per cent, interest on Time and Savings deposits.
THE BANK OF TUPELO
Branch Banks at Fulton and Nettleton, Miss.
bean a large and expensive in
crease of officers during his ad
ministration, there has actuary
been a net reduction of 306 o\
fices. He gave a detailed report
of the state’s financial condition,
and getting down to the state po
litical matters said:
THE SECRET CAUCUS.
“Since the beginning of 1882 I
have been familiar with legisla
tive proceedings, including nom
inations for United States sen
ators, having been a legislator
for ten of those years and gov
ernor for three, about half of
that period. When legislatures
were without instructions prop
erly made by their constituents,
and now they can only be made
by primary elections nominations
were usually made in caucuses
and by ballot, just as was the
case this year; and the same is
true of all the states.
“I am a member of one of the
leading, religious denominations
in Mississippi and of nearly all
the larger fraternal orders, and
in each organization officers are
voted for in the same way the
present legislature' used in its
caucus. Bishops Galloway and
Murran and the present and past
officers of Baptist conventions
and ot traternai orders were tnus
chosen. No man entered or re
mained or voted in the coucus,
its continuance or its method, or
desired the election of Vardaman,
such majority could have had its
way at any time. Only because
the majority desired the counsel
and candidate that prevailed was
such a course made possible.
“The house investigating com
mittee composed of two members
selected by each of the opposing
factions and a fifth man wholly
satisfactory of all parties, made
a most searching investigation,
wholly independent of that con
ducted by the senate. All who
knew anything wrong were in
vited to come before the com
mittee or give the committee the
benefit of their information, and
all suspected of knowing any
thing pertaining tp legislative
corruption wer.e supoenaed and
closely questioned.
“Some who, when under the
responsibility of oath and the
penalty of oath and, the penalty
of perjury, testified to knowing
nothing, profess Nnow to have
known much of wrong doing, but
all false swearing was applicable
to false spj
“Each l'
claiming the election of Mr. Per
cy as United States senator was
honorably affected, and af»r all
the evidence had been heard.
Those who by their action or
inaction sanctioned this resolu
tion put themseh '
pkgfhtby*
now, as individuals
sailment of their o jva pa ;t of
action. I heartily favored a thor
ough investigation by Ihe legis
lature and court, knowing that
no man could truthfully impugn
any action of mine, and desiring
that all misdoings by legislators
should be exposed and punished.
ANSWERS PERSONAL ATTACKS
"To those who know me, as
you do, or know those who have
persistently and maliciously cir- -
culated falsehoods against me, it
is almost unnecessary to speak.
All money that was intrusted to
me as governor remained in the
state treasury or solvent bank3
until it vvas paid to those to whom
it legally belonged. The balance
sheets of the treasury and of the
banks will show the exact
amount expended each day of
my administration and explain
1.1_1_ 1_A._ i_ 1 - _
kjl tuviiioci v Co uiciutauic man
ner, the whole affair, neither re
quiring from me, nor others, ver
bal or written proof.
“It was all investigated by the
legislature, including my differ
ent trips to Washington and ev
ery item of outlay wa3 approved
the only error found was the
payment of $1.93 for the state
more than for which I was reim
bursed. Every dollar charged
by me for traveling or other ex
penses, was used for outlays
actually incurred while on official
business.
“Not only did 1 obtain ov<r
$28,000, in money for the stale
of Mississippi and 9,875 acres of
land on claims against the feder
al government which has lain
dormant since before the civil
war, but I brought to this state
other things of equal or greater
value,’ in the way of services and
money contributed by the feder
al government for the better
ment of our material conditions.
There is not a single act of mine
in connection with the govern
or's office which if correctly un
derstood and reported would in
cur the criticism of any honest
and fair minded man.”
Barred Plymouth Rock Ec-gs fors*V.
' f teen epg-, choice matings, $l.wo.
i pbnsure in showing my pc.u,

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