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f. VOL. 39 NO* 28
|Judge W. D. Anderson Resigns.
“Tupelo, Miss., Oct. 2, 1911.
\ “Hon. E. F. Noel, Jackson,Miss.:
“My Dear Sir-I shall not be
I an applicant for ieappointment
on the supreme court bench, nor
. shall I serve out my unexpired
l term. I hereby tender my resig
nation, to take effect at once.
“I am due you, to whom I owe
my appointment, and the bar of
the state, which has so liberally
I indorsed me for reappointment.
Fa statement of the reasons which
/mpel me to this course. As you
and many of my friends know,
fit was with great hesitancy I ac
I cepted the place, because it in
jf volved a financial sacrifice, which
LI could ill afford, and for another
good reason, affecting the happi
ness of my family, which I do
I not care to state.
I “I was ambitious, however, to
be a supreme court judge, and
f unwisely, as appears to me now,
band as has appeared to me al
imost ever since, waived these
1 reasons and accepted the posi
tion. Except for being dissuaded
by members of the bar. I would
have resigned a year ago. At
jihe earnest sol'c'tation of many
sawyers over the state, after
much hesitating and halting on
I my part, five or six weeks ago, I
notified the members of the bar
Ithat I expected to be an appli
cant for reappointment, and re
Iquested those who desired my
f appointment to so express them
selves to the next governor by
. letters and petitions. To this re
quest a considerable majority of
he bar of the state* ^though
.in several counties they have
f taken no action at all) have re
Isponded urging my reappoint
[ ment, at which I feel most high
;i f honored and gratified. Of
I_ T_frl, i a onnAiinoo.
ment in perfect good faith. I
I thought then, and thought until
ithis very day, I would be an ap
Splicant. But now as the time
fapproaches for me to leave my
Ihome and retnrn to the work on
1|he bench, the reasons mentioned
/kbove why I should not have ac
cepted the office, and which
came so near causing me to re
sign a year ago, and which still
Ixists with the same force, ad
ed to the uncertainty of reap
ointment and the worry and
nx:ety incident to niak ng appli
ation for reappointment appear
o overwhelming as to d'iveme
i this course. I confess I would
ke to remain on the bench, but
uty t » myself and family seems
nmistakabiy to point in a dif
erent direction.
“I would serve out my term,
which expires May 10 next, but
since I am not to apply for reap
pointmentv I feel that I might
not be able to do myself justice
and my duty to the state. My
mind would be constantly turn
ing away from my work on the
bench to my private affairs; and
I think, too, it is my duty to at
once return to my profession,
and if possible repair any loss
suffered by going on the bench,
“Frequent changes in the su
preme court should, if possible
be avoided. In order that you
shall not appoint one person to
fill out my unexpired term, and
your successor another for the
full term, I suggest that you
permit Governor elect Brewer to
name my successor and you ap
point him, provided, of course,
ho oViotl noma Q norQHn which
I have no doubt he will do; and
that then you make public your
action in this matter and your
i reasons therefor. Let it be
Brewer’s appointment, along
with the statement from him
to the public that he will reap
point for the full term the per
son so appointed for the unex
pired term. I hope I am not pre
sumptuous in making this sug
gestion. In doing so, I have in
j view only the efficiency and good
1 of the court.
i “In referring above to the un
certainty of my reappointment
and the indorsement which I
have received at the hands of
hands of the bar, I do not intend
to convey the idea that Brewer
would not reappoint me, nor in
appointing my successor would
not regard the will of the bar.
to the matter-that he had fixed
on no one, and that he would
consider the wishes of the bar in
i making the appointment; and I
! believe he was perfectly sincere
in this statement. My judgment
is he can and will appoint some
I one jn my place as fit or proba
uiy mure cumpvicut uiaii a.
* ‘Now I have made a perfect
ly frank statement about this
matter. If there is any reason
for the step I am taking, which
I have not given, I am uncon
scious of it. I beg your pardon
and that of the bar for the halt
! ing and uncertain state of mind
I have been in, but it was the
best I could do under the cir
“Very truly your friend,
“W. D. Anderson.”
The White Mavis.
A white mavis has been seen in the
woods at Glen Tower. Dunoon. This
albino stranger is looked at askance
by the other birds, who hop round it
at a safe distance, as if he were a
dangerous foreigner to be avoided.
Weil Brothers* Crop Letter.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 30,1911
Dear Sirs:
The weather during Septem
ber has been hot and dry. Cot
ton has opened very fast and is
being picked, ginned, and mar
keted very rapidly. We have
had the largest September move
ment ever known. Very near
all the cotton is open in the
fields; but a small quantity re
mains to open. There has been
considerable damage from in
sects, affecting mainly the top
crop. The bottom and middle
crops are very large, and the
stalks are better fruited than us
ual. There has been very little
cotton acreage abandoned this
season, because of the fact that
the weather has been fine, and
the cultivation thorough, during
the months of March, April,
May, June, and July, and part of
August. Comparatively speak
ing, an early irost wouia not in
jure the yield as in normal sea
sons, because the crop matured
earlier than usual,
In regard to the yield: Ala
bama and Georgia will probably
increase over last year 25 per
cent; South Carolina 10 per cent
to 15^>er cent: North Carolina is
not very much better than last
season; and Mississippi promises,
in spite of the ravages by insects
and the heavy rains during the
latter part of August and the
first part of September, an in
crease of 10 per cent in yield over
last year. We consider it safe
for our spinner friends at the
present time to base their ideas
velopments from now on will
still have considerable bearing on
the final outturn. The usual
equinoctial gales did not mater
ialize this year.
The staple of this year’s crop
is splendid. It is strong, uni
form, of good length and spin
ning quality, and the present re
ceipts are showing an improve
ment over the early "receipts in
this respects
The demand has been very
large. The supply has proven
more than ample, though the
price has declined considerably.
A great many planters, as well
as merchants, are beginning to
sell slowly and to withhold from
the market a good percentage of
their receipts; nevertheless, the
movement is of tremendous pro
portions and demand can rapidiy
be filled. The earliness of the
crop, and the hugeness of the
same, is a double feature with
which the world has never had
to deal
Fortnightly Matinee Club.
The business session of the
Fortnightly Matinee Club held
i s regular meeting Sei t-mber 13,
at the home of Mrs. W. D. And
erson. The hostess received her
guests in her own charming
manner and her lovely daughter,
Miss Mary A gnes served a delic
ious fruit frape.
The president, Mrs. W. D.
Anderson, called the house to
order and in a delightful inform
al speech, delivered the gavel
into the keeping of the president
elect, Mrs. Asa Allen.
The new president then out
lined the year’s work and deliv
ered the new Year Books to the
c ub. The books are in the club
colors, red and gold, and the
program for the year promises
to be very interesting and in
itiunive, bfirg a mlfcellap^ouc
study of count- ies, the r folk lore
and rep-osent-»t've men.
Willie F. Ma m n, e .
Sheriff Trapp Captures Mur
Op Wednesday by a clever ruse
Sheriff Trapp succeeded in cap
turing Sanders Woodruff,a negro
under indictment for murder in
Monroe county, Ark. The sher
iff received a bench warrant for
the negro’s arrest from the sher
iff at Clarendon, Ark. The ne
gro was located on the farm of
Ben Hoyle, four miles west of
town, where he was working for
Romie Moore, and going under
the name of Charlie Jones.
Going to the field the sheriff
was informed by some parties
picking cotton that the negro
had left, Mr. Trapp saw him,
however, hiding in a nearby
thicket. The sheriff took a sack
and turning his back upon the
darkey, began to pick cotton.
The negro returned to the field
cautiously, but was finally re
lie zed of his suspicion and walk
ed right into the sheriff's hands,
who immediately handcuffed
him. He at first denied his iden
tity but admitted to the killing
of another negro with a Winfield
rifle and also to having had oth
er shooting scrapes. The Arkan
sas sheriff was notified of the
capture and will come for his
man immediately. He will be
tried for murder in the first de
Tribute of Respect.
Joshua Hopkins Tucker was
born in Monroe county, Miss.,
May 2jl, 1846, married to Miss
Satin* Helen Sartor, January,
died in April? 490&
Seven children were bojrft to this
union, five survive him. He
died near Verona, Miss,, at the
home of his daughter, Mrs, J. T.
O’Neal, September 23, 1911.. He
was Past Master of Masons and
had held pther positions in the
order of which he was a true
and faithful member, always at
his post of duty. He was held
in the highest esteem by his
friends and neighbors for his
honesty and sincerity of pur
pose, and for his upright Chris
tian life ftid,character. One of
“Nature’s Noblemen” has gone
to his reward and the entire cor -
munity mourns the loss of a good
and true man.
Therefore, resolved bv Verona
Lodge No. 263: That in the death
of Bro. Tucker this lodge has
lost one of its most exemplary
b-others; t' e communi‘y one of
its best and most upright citi
zens; the Methodist church an
earnest and sincere Christian
_ _ ^ L ah, ha a 1 n /v n rl
uiciuuci y 1110 laimij w ivTiuft
lovable father.
Second, resolved: That this
lodge wear the usual badge of
mourning for thirty days; that a
page of the minute book be set
apart as a memorial to our de
ceased brother and that our sin
cere and heartfelt condolence be
tendered the bereaved family.
John S Cobb,
Richard Wharton,
Thomas M. Clark, Jr.
J. M. Soradling, one of the firm
of Long-Houstcn Co , has sold
his stock to J. W. Houston and
the present company of Long &
Houston assumes all indebted
ness of the firm.
, • J. M. Soradling
J. W. Hous on,
G. W. Long.
B.ick and Concrete Work.
J W Norton doe* all kinds of
Brick and C6ncre*e wcrk. Tel
ephone (StantonviUe) 184. 28 4t
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