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I ___ ■ $ 1 -50 per imnuna V0I_ 39 TUPELO MISS, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1911 Mass Meeting Monday Night At Court House. A mass meeting is called for Monday night at the court house, at 8 o’clock, of the business men of Tupelo and vicinity to discuss the question of getting our good roads extended to the Bigbee river. The importance of securing this extension is so apparent that it should only be necessary to call attention to it to bring together all our people, and secure their aid and endorsement of the project. The people of Itawamba county, in the territory embraced in the two supervisors districts just west of the river, and through which the road would run, are anxious to have the road extended. The business men of Fulton want the road, and we should rally to their assistance. v The volume of business that would be turned here will fully justify us in any effort necessary to secure the road, and we should not delay bringing this business to our little city. Let everybody come out. A Word With Our Contempo raries. The pending senatorial elec tion in Mississippi is attracting wide attention, and we have ob served with no small degree of surprise the attitude of our es teemed contemporaries, The Commercial Appeal, The New Orleans Picayune and The New Orleans Times-Democrat, to wards this contest in the state in which thev circulate more widely than any other metropo litan dalies. We suspect that these great journals are controlled by what we regard as a mistaken view of the propriety of taking an active part in the political contests of a state other than the one in which they are published. We say that it is a mistaken view that a newspaper so situated should refrain from active par ticipation in such contests, for the reason that we conceive it to be the function of a public journal, not only to gather the 1 11* 1 - A. 1 rvr, d news anu puuu&u it, uut w tvuu the thought and action of its readers into what it conceives to be proper channels. The daily newspaper is an institution of our current civiliza- j tion, and the average citizen j would as soon dispense with his breakfast as to be deprived of his morning paper. We do not believe that the papers mentioned would lose any prestige should they enter actively into the Mississippi campaign, upon the other hand we feel sure that their daily issues would be more eagerly sought after than is now the case. The Advertiser has never hesi tated to utter its convictions con cerning men and measures be fore its readers for consider ation, and its present dominant, position in Alabama journalism! • _ A- -1 ~ t HI K 11 t A f A if D ! lo a uiuot ciuvjuwuv v* wv fidelity to its convictions. And we are perfectly aware that our valued contemporaries have convictions and possess the courage to maintain them, for we have seen them displayed on many occasions. We can remem ber with great distinctness how Col Matt Galloway, the militant editor of one of the constituent elements of the present great Memphis daily, used to fight the battles of Lamar through the columns of nis paper. Knowing the character of our contemporaries as we do, we have been puzzled to understand why they have held aloft from the contest which is of such vital interest, as we see it, to their readers in Mississippi. The whole South, indeed, the Democratic party in the, ration, is concerned, vitally concerned, in the issue of the primary elec tion in Mississippi. The wave, of populism and the direct pri mary swept from position many of the strong men who were ac customed to represent the South ern States in national affairs. Their places were taken in many instances by men of small caliber and no gifts for wise legislation. Among the number of derelicts thrown to the surface by this eruption was that mouthing demagogue, J. K. Vardaman, who has long been a menace to the peace and prosperity of Mississippi. The Democratic party cannot afford upon the eve of its entry upon the control of the national government to send another of the Arkansas Jeff Davis type, though lacking his intelligent strength, to the United^ States Senate. And we call upon our esteemed contemporaries to bare their arms and enter the fight with a determination to eliminate this destructive element from our political life. If The Advertiser were so fortunate as to have a circulation among the good peo ple of Mississippi, we do not U /ini f n frm it f n 4- r\ • ■» v» li 1 n rl UCUi 1<ULV. IrV UIAJ W1UI/ H/1UU V. would be out and we would neither ask nor give quarter to this enemy to our institutions. Hon. LeRoy Percy, the sit ting Senator from Mississippi, has in his brief career demon strated his fitness for the po sition. His record has been truly remarkable in one untrained in legislative procedure. With Percy and Williams to represent her, Mississippi enjoys the proud distinction which was hers in' former years, the years when the great triumvirate, Lamar, Walthall and George, spoke for her in the Senate. There is, too, another able and pure minded man in the Senate race in the person of Mr. Alexander who is a thousand times preferable to Vardaman. As we see it, Missis sippi cannot afford to take a backward step at this time, and we, therefore, call upon our good frionflc Tho Pnmmpmal Annpal The Picayune and The Times Democrat, in the friendliest spirit possible, to come swiftly to the support of the good people of Mississippi and the right, for we cannot doubt that they hold Mr. Vardaman in the light of a com mon brawler and agitator whose election will reflect no credit on the people of his State.—Mont gomery (Ala.) Advertiser. Gov. Noel to Speak. — Gov. E. F. Noel will address the citi zens of Dorsey at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, the 18th. and at Fulton the same night; Mantachie Wednesday morning the 10th inst and at Ratliffe at night; Guntown Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and at Tupelo at night. He will speak at New Albany Friday the 21st. Everybody should turn out to hear the Governor on the political issues ol the aay, July 14, 1864. Today under the auspices of the Daughters of the Confeder acy, aided by the Confederate Veterans and Sons of Veterans, mmeorial services will be held on the battlefield of Harrisburg, one mile and a half west of Tu pelo. The day selected for the exercises is the 47th anniversary of the battle. The events of that thrilling time will be recalled by sur vivors who have been invited to be present and participate in the exercises and relate the story of the battle as they saw it nearly half century ago. The great majority who were present have long since joined their comrades on the other side, but of the he roes of the battle time has spared a few who are here and once more visit the ground on which their valor was displayed in the service of the South. To these a truly Southern wel come is extended, and we trust the day may pass without an untoward incident to mar its pleasures. Banks Consolidate. In this issue will be found the amendment of the charter of the Peoples Bank & Trust Co., permitting the increase of its capital stock from $100,000.00 to $125,000.00. This is the re sult of the stockholders meeting of said bank held on Wednesday, at which time the decision was reached to increase its capital stock for the purpose of offering the stock to parties heretofore not connected with the bana. On Wednesday the stockhold ers of the Farmers Bank & Trust Co., met and decided to liquid ate that bank. We are advised that the Peoples Bank & Trust Co. will offer its stock to all res ident stockholders of the Farm ers Bank & Trust Co. The liquidation of the Farm ers Bank & Trust Co. and the increase of the capital stock of the Peoples Bank & Trust Co. will be perfected as soon as pos sible. This movement is marked with considerable interest on account of the rapid strides that have been made during the last few years in the banking business in ^this county. The Farmers Bank & Trust Co., since its organiza tion, has been paying regular dividends, and the value of its stock in liquidation will net its stockholders the amount paid in and a surplus, of clear profit, of 33J per cent. This shows a splen did business management on the part of the officers and directors. The Peoples Bank & Trust Co., with its additional capital stock and the increased volume of bus mess which vill come to it, will be placed in the front rank in banking circles of the State. Mrs. T. H. Carothers Dr. T. H. Carothers came in today from Dallas and brought favorable re ports from all Athenians now under medical treatment there. The doctor said it was not possible for Mrs. Car others to have gotten well under con ditions existing previous to her going to the sanitarium, but that since the surgical treatment of last Monday, it is not only possible for her to regain her wonted health, but highly probable that she will do it. The last reports foim her were still encouraging. The above from the Athens (Texas) Daily Review brings the gratifying information that Mrs. Carothers, who resided at Verona and who has many friends here, is regaining her health which nas been bad for the past two years. We sincerely trust that she may soon be fully restored. * A. P. Harland. Mr. A. P. Harland died in St. Vincent’s hospital. Birmingham, where he had undergone an op eration for appendicitis, on Sat urday afternoon, the 8th inst. Following the operation he was attacked with pneumonia and survived only a few days. Mr. Harland was a native of New York state, but had resided in the South many years. He was married to Miss Sophie Por ter about twenty years ago at Florence. Ala. Mr. Harland was a successful business man. For the past sev eral years he hap been engaged in perfecting the principal of multi-color printing with the view of making it practical with the country newspaper offices. Ha -favmarl a nnmnanV at flni" inth about two years ago for the manufacture of the article In his every day life Mr. Har land was a man of courteous bearing'and gained the friend ship of those with whom he as sociated by his urbain manners and fair dealings. He was a man of splendid mental attain ments The funeral was conducted from the residence of Mr. W. P. Long Monday afternoon, the in terment taking place in Glen wood cemetery. The bereaved wife has the sympathy of many friends in her great sorrow. Mrs. Venie Cummings. At three o’clock on the after noon of the 6th inst. Mrs. Venie Cummings, wife of Mr. J. Y. Cummings, died at her home in West Tupelo, surrounded by her sorrowing family. Mrs. Cummings had been the victim of Bright’s disease for several years, and although she visited the watering places rec ommended for this trouble and •» . i i * _j•_i I secureu UU5 UtJ&l mcuitai the disease failed to respond to treatment and death followed. In the last few months of her life Mrs. Cummings was a great sufferer but bore her afflictions with Christian patience and for titude. She was a member of the Methodist church at this place; an affectionate wife and mother, a true friend and a con secrated Christian, In her pas sing away the family sustained an irrepairable loss, and have the sympathy of every one in their great sorrow. The interment took place Fri day in Glenwood cemetery. Porch Party. Quite enjoyable was the porch party given by Mrs. Perle Keller at Mr. Spight’s home on Franklin St. Thurs day evening in honor of Mrs. Baker, of Ocmulgee, Okla., and Miss Annie Oaltnecr. whose host of friends, made by her short stay in Tupelo, sincerely regret her departure for Birmingham, Ala. The porch was attractive with rags and potted plants, while Japmese lan terns shed a mellow glow upon the scene. Little Charlie Hall entered bear ing score cards upon which was printed a pen contest, which was much enjoy ed, after which the time war given to progressive old maid, which brought forth hearty peals of lauehter. Mr Lewis, assisted by Miss Hattie Gard ner. lent enjoyment to the occasion by giying some rare vocal selections. Ice cold melon, was served and all took their departuie with many expres sions of pleasure for a most enjoyable evening. v ___________________________ CARD'OF THANKS. I take this method of thanking the many kind friends who so patiently helped me during the continued illness and death of my dear wife, and assure them ihey shall always be kindly re membered by myself and children. Respectfully, J. Y. Cummings. --- - &&' do IT The ONE sure way to be independent is to BAF your money when you make it and not ‘‘fool” it away. You will find your friends are few when you ask the to loan you money. BE INDEPENDENT. Let OUR Bank be YOUR Bank. We pay 4 per cent, interest on Time and Savings deposi THE BANK OF TUPELC Branch Banks at Fulton and Nettleton, Miss. SETTLE TON. Miss Rosa Young has returned from Memphis. Mrs. Harvey Wilburn is visiting in Red Bay, Ala. Mrs. Lula Cook is visiting in Sher man this week. Miss Lucile Feemster has returned from Brookhaven. Mrs. G. L. Francis has returned from Hot Springs. Mrs. Effie Monaghan visited friends in Tupelo this week. Miss Bertha Quillin has returned from Blue Mountain College. Miss Berte Davis is making quite an extensive visit in the West. Mrs. A. Z. Jumper is visiting rela tives in Aberdeen this week. Miss Lora Taylor has returned from a visit to Hot Springs, Ark. Miss Virginia Thomas is attending the Sherman summer school. Miss Bettie Lou Wiygul is attending he summer school at Sheman. Mrs. Tom Ward, of Verona, has been the guest of Mrs. A. L. Burdine. Miss Gertrude McDuffie is visiting Mrs. John Gray in Red Bay, Ala. Miss Frankie McGaughy is spending several weeks in Sherman, Miss. . Miss Josie Ballard is attending the summer school at the University. Miss Adal-ne Jumper has returned from the University of Mississippi. Miss Carrie Blanton is spending the week with relatives in the country. Sam McDuffie, of Amory, spent Sunday with Nettleton relatives. Mrs. Janie A. Wiygul, of Shannon, spent Sunday with Nettleton friends. Miss'Kate Keyes Francis is enter taining her neice from Tupelo this week. Mrs. Robert Hansell iB entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, of Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Chas. Roberts visited her sister, Mrs. Charley Spencer, in Verona last week. Mrs. Anna Lagrone, of Okolona, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mollie Caro thers. Mr. and Mrs. J. Sloan Vandiver are the guests of Nettleton relatives this week. Mrs. Wideman, of Shannon, sp*nt Sunday with her brother, Mr. J. H. Dabbs. Mrs. Marie Potter is at home for the summer after an absence of several months. Miss Fannie Mav Cason was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Robert Young, last week. Miss Saliie Peck Bryan, of Aberdeen, ' is spending the summer with Nettle relatives. Miss Lucile Williams has retur from a visit to relatives in Mooresv Mrs. Thompson, of Central Gro visited Mrs. Will Cunningham week. Mr. Edgar Mayfield, of Durant, ited friends and relatives in Nettle last week. | Mrs. Henry York, of Amory, been the guest of Mrs. Clifford W the past week. Miss Christine Underwood visited grandmother. Mrs. Tapscot, the ei part of the week. Misses Minnie Riley aud Ruby S* ner were the guests of Mrs. Wa| Sumner last week. Miss India Francis Quillin spent s eral days with her grandmother, \ H. T. Quillin, last week. Thomas O’Brien spent his vacal in St. Louis. He returned home in t for the fourth of July picnic, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Lagrone, of 0 Iona, were the guests of Mrs. Bu Phillips the early part of the week. The Junior Epworth League enjo an outing at Qaldwell lake Tuesd chaperoned by Miss Mary Hansell. Miss Myrtle Buchanan entertai friends Thursday night of last weet honor of Mr. Edgar Mayfield, of 1 rant. After spending some time with rt atives, Miss Lucretia Harris has parted for Birmingham and Chat iiuu5a> Miss Maria Bryan will be at ho after August first, after spending s eral weeks in San Francisco and ot important Western cities. C. H. Dabbs, after spending so time visiting the West, has retnrr home, and assumed his position w the People’s Bank & Trust Co, Coat Chains for the boys, atHougfc Always something new in the Jewe line at Puund-Kincannon-Elkin Co’s. See us before buying your Mov and Rake. Weaver & Azwell Co FOR RENT—Nicely furnished ro to one or two geutlemen or cou without children. Apply to Mrs. Wi Armstrong. FOR KENT—Nicely furnished roor Also housekeeping apartments, furm ed or unfurnished. Mrs. B. M. Dillari FOR SALE AT A SACRIFICE-J Lot, Buildings and Machinery of Tf Globe Handle Co., Tupelo. F. M. SaveriI Have you used the Busy Druref, Beautifier for those splotches, t>ia|j heads, freckles and sunburn? A ti will convince you. Pink and white. L“t ns bid on your Eegq. Hi*l Chick^rw, Butt-r, F lr. Wool. Be wkx. Ta in# and an. ih *.-»» ) h- v-» to pe'l rbat y-u don't ne«*d on farm. Weaver a Azwelx Co.