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Campaign Expenses. The average person hss no 4 idea, not the least conception, of the enormous sums of money ,jf raised by campaign committees jf during Presidential canvasses— the vast amounts contributed by Jr the trusts, manufacturers, cor • porations and Federal office-hol ® ders to the National Republican » committees, for the great bulk H -of the contributions have been M for the Republican nominees. ¥ * The Democratic Campaign § Book of 1910, the latest author II ity on the subject, shows the jj| amounts of money used by both m '• the Republican and Democratic \ * committees in their Presidential Jr campaigns since I860, the earli 1 est record of campaign expenses 1 shown, which is reproduced be low: I860—Lincoln. ..$ 100,000 Douglass_ 50.000 jP 1864- Lincoln,.. 125,000 McClellan. 50.000 K 1868-Grant. 250,000 Seymour_ 75,000 1872—Grant... 250,000 % Greelv_ 50,000 1R7K—Haves _ 950,000 Tilden. 900,000 1880—Garfield. 1,100,000 Hancock..— 355,000 1884—B laine... 1,300,000 Cleveland _ 1,400,000 1888—Harrison__-- 1,350,000 Cleveland_ 855,000 1892—Harriaon___ 1,850,000 Cleveland _ 2,350,000 1896—McKinley .. 16,500,000 Bryan_ 675,000 1900—McKinley-- 9,500,000 Bryan__ 425,000 1904— Hoosevelt_ 3.500.000 Parker_ 1.260,000 From the above it will be seen that the Republican expenditures have been far greater than that ■ of the Democats—doubled and ' quadrupled and once the Repub ' lican contributions were twenty five times greater than those of the Democrats.! Only twice did the Democratic -expenses exceed Republican ex penditures, during Cleveland’s first and third campaigns, when Republican rule bal become so rotten and offensive that thous ands of Republicans deserted their party and not only voted for Cleveland, but became large contributors to the Democratic campaign fund. These contri butions tt II on: during Cleve land’s second campaign, his friends and supporters becoming somewhat lax, never supposing that he could not he defeated bv Harrison in 1888. Butthev took no chances in 1892, as will be seen bv consulting the 1st of contributions for that year, which exceeded Republican expenses onp-half million dollars. But stop and ponder as you glance at the expenses of 1896. See hov the Republic ins, and Democrats who deserted their party nominee that year, poured millions into the McKinley cam rrign fund, running it up to $16, 500,000, while the Democratic fund shrank lower than it had been for twenty years, due to Democratic opposition to Bryan. The Rjpub'icans had been out of p iwer for a long time, Harri son having been a dissapoint ment to them, and they resolved to elect McKinley at all hazards. The corporations, trusts, com bines and manufacturing pla- ts feared Bryan and made up their minds to defeat him by fair mears or foul, and opened their barrel to the Republican cam paign committee. And in this they were aided and abetted by an army of bolting Democrats, by thousands who went over body and soul to the Republican nominees, and many of them ihave never returned, as the votes for Parker in 1904, and for Bryan in 1908 thow. Wheth er they will return in 1912 re mains to be seen.—Clarion Ledg er. _ ' Tile for Sale.-Verona Brick and Tile Ca. FOR SALE. M*’ Residence corner of Main and Madison streets. Lot sufficiently large to admit of an additi n»l c >ttage facing on Madison Rear entered from Mad ison. no running through front. H<>u«e ' almost new with seven large rooms and other additions. Se* G. H. Cunning ham or J. T. Cunningham. BOOST YOUR HOME TOWN If It Is Good Enough to Live In It Is Good Enough to Say a Good Word For. Every man ought to be ft booster for his home town. If that place is good enough for him to stay in and as a place for him to make money, it ought to be good enough to say a good word about. Too often we bear ft dealer com plain that the “old town is deader than a door nail.” If It is, who made is so? It Is the men who “knock” Instead of getting under the founda tion of the place and lifting. It is the fellows who inform every visitor that they wish they were birds so that they could fly to other places more congenial. What happens when these fellows do get enough money together to strike out to some other place? Do they forget their habits of deprecia tion? Not so you could notice it. They soon get to saying the same bad things about the new location and wish they were back where they came from. There are thousands of towns in this grand old country of ours that are only waiting for the undertaker 4a aa4 f A t oi r v vw --' -- Stunted conditions and start to lire again. It has been the ‘‘knockers'* that have kept the towns down and driven the retail trade to the mail or der houses and the big cities. When a visitor comes to town say all the good things you can about it. When a buyer wants anything do not sent him to the city or county seat for it by not being stocked. Be the first one to breathe life Into the old town and^pee how quickly others will be taking longer breaths, too. Boost for the place where you live and do business. If you cannot boost, get out, and give someone a chance who will.—Farm Machinery. FLOWERS IN SCHOOL ROOM Nature Never Falls to Awaken Inter* est and Enthusiasm of Young Children, In some European countries, notably France and Belgium, bowers and plants have been made a conspicuous as well as an official feature of all schoOTrooms. In the September issue of the Craftsman, a writer tells a great deal of the workings of some of the most notable of the schools. One teacher is quoted as saying: “We are counseled in our country schools to teach our children beauty in all its possible expressions, through books, pictures, sculpture; but 1 have tound that my little pupils are neither old cuuugii, nuvauutu cuuu^u, uui oici i enough to understand the masterpieces of great achievement. Most famous pictures and books have failed to in terest them. On the other hand. I have found that nature never fails to awaken their enthusiasm. So we live and study close to her ample, kindly heart, and our lives are filled with the beauty that the greatest artists can not quite achieve." The Clothes Peg Woman. Women cynics complain men are more interested in thin, shapeless girls than they are in healthy, well developed young women. They assert when men take brides they want the “clothes-peg women" rather than the women who undoubtedly are healthy and strong. They cannot understand why the spiritual quality and the men tal equipment of women should coun^ more than health and strength. In answer to those cynics, statistics are produced by both men and women to show that not even in the days of ancient Greece, when womanhood is supposed to have reached its perfec tion. were women so well developed and healthy as they are today. Dr. Sargent, the Harvard instructor of physical culture and one of the recog nized authorities on physical develop ment, says women are stronger and have reached more nearly the ideal of perfection than at any other time in the history of the world. He insists while the statues of women that have come down to us from Greece may ! represent an almost perfect type of I physical beauty, the sculptors who carved those statues were working In | the ideal rather than In the real. [ - Novel Way to Announce Engagement. A novel scheme recently was used to announce the engagement of Faye Cleaver Bruen, of Oakland, Cal., to 'Richard Yates Hoffman, of Chicago, both of whom have many society friends in the states. Mrs. William Gould Bruen, mother of Miss Bruen, gave a dance In honor of her daughter and invited thirty young society per sons of Oakland. Hoffman also was present. The initials of the dance numbers spoiled Miss Bruen's and Hoffman's names, but that was not ob served until aftef the announcement of the engagement was made in an other way. As an extra dance was announced the guests gathered in a circle round a large tissue-paper bag suspended from the celling. Each per son grasped a string and at a given signal pulled. Papier-mache cats jumped from the bag, and each had a card announcing the engagement. “The cat was let out of the bag" in a truly surprising way. • / LESSON TEXT—Nehemlah 8. MEMORY VERSE-11. GOLDEN TEXT—"The Lord la the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.”—Psa. 27:1. TIME-B. C. 444. The wall was finished In 62 days in Au gust and September. PLACE—Jerusalem and vicinity. There were enemies within the Jew ish church. Some of the nobles and richer men had been oppressing their poorer brethren who were working at great sacrifice in rebuilding the walls. No wages were paid for this work, so that many were thus reduced to the llrest straits to support themselves and their families, and pay the taxes exacted by the Persian government Their fnisfortunes were brought to a climax by the condition of hostilities, which put an end to trade, and threat ened town and country with ruin, it was impossible to obtain regular em ployment and prices had gone up. Those who had a little property mort gaged their homes; and in this way a, considerable portion of the property of the poorer classes, their grain fields vineyards, and dwellings, passed into the hands of wealthy money lenders, who demanded high usury. flnma lutvlnr nn mpftns to D&V their creditors, sold their children as slaves. The hungry ones were threatening, If the grain was not given to keep them fro mstarvatlon, they would take it by violence, or surrender the city to Its enemies. The taxes for the Persian government were very ‘heavy and ex acting. The chief officers farmed out the collection of the taxes, both in money and In the fruits of the land. These under officers were the same as those called publicans in the New Testament. They were required to pay over to their superiors the exorbi tant sum fixed by law, and depended for their profit on what they could make by fraud and extortion. They overcharged, brought false charges of smuggling to extort hush-money, seized upon property in case of dis pute and held it until their levy was paid, forbade the farmer to reap bis standing crops until they ^d wruijg from him all t£aj Lis penury could produce. They were universally fear ed, hated, pnd despised, go money known Lo have come from them was received for religious uses. Now these, who professed religion and lived heathenism, were the great est Injury to the Cause for which Nehemiab had come. It was against such as these that Jesus launched the sharpest lightning of his ‘‘Woeunto you, hypocrites." They are traitors t<r their country, their church and their God. The church stands for the high est expression of man’s life. A church represents the* permanent spiritual ideals. It embodies tlie loftiest human aspirations; a nation’s best expres sion of its religious sentiment repre sents that nation at its best. Now whosoever in the name of the churcii, as a member of it, does actions con trary tn its whole snirit Is the crtiat est enemy of the kingdom of God. Nehemiah overcame these enemies. He changed them from enemies to friends. He rebuked them with burn ing indignation. He told them to their face the wrong they were doing. He persuaded them to repent and undo the wrongs they bad done: “I pray you, let us leave off this usury. Re store, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.” Then said they, “We will restore them, and will re quire nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest.” He set them a good example. He refused to take the usual salary of the governor. He bore all the expenses of his retinue. His noble conduct made the names of these op pressors show black as the smoke of the pit One of the greatest powers for re forming abuses Is publicity. Let every man’s name be on his deed, on the work he does, on everything he says, on all .that he owns. There is a continual temptation to day for Christian workers to give up their time and strength to discussing! the many theories and unsettled ques- j tlons which are continually confront-1 ing them. All sorts of men say all sorts of things till it seems as if these clouds were obscuring the whole con tinent of Truth. This is true of many other things besides religion. Now the way to escape from these snares is to attend to our duties, to go to work for the Cause of Christ with all our hearts, to give ourselves to help ing save our fellow men, both body and soul. ,For then we will use the essential things by which our work is accompl)eh|p We thus test the work ing theories by using them. Those principles that -bring results are the ones we want We find out what they are worth through testing them by what they will do. Working for Christ and for his children is our safeguard. Nehemiah was asked to leave his work for personal safety. This was too base an appeal. Nehemiah indig nantly exclaimed, “Should such a man as I fleer The very baseness of the appeal opened Nehemiah’s eyes to the fact that Sbemalah was not a prophet, but a mere tool of Sanballat bribed to en snare him. That any one could im agine that he could be influenced by fear, touched Nebemiah’s heart to the quick. It was an insult that the gov ernor could only put into the hands of God to wipe out But in the end the wall was built ' The Charter of Incorporation of The Colored American De velopement Association. 1. The corporate title of said Company is The Colored American Developement Association. 2. The names ef the incorporators are: Rev. A. R. Abbott. B. J. Simmons and Henry Alford, whose postoffice address is Tupelo. Miss., An thony Burnett, Louis Ward, Ed McAllister whose postcffice address is Gibson. Miss.; W. B. Jackson whose postoffice address is Okolona, Miss.; and Sam McKinney whose postoffice address is Ab erdeen, Miss, 3. The domicile is at Tupelo, M'ss. 4. There is to be no capital stock. 5. The shares are to have no par value, as there is to be none. 6. The period of existence is fifty years. 7. The purpose for which this company is cre ated, is: Not for pecuniary gain, but for benev olent purposes ah ne. There is to be no capital stock and no stockholders. The aim of the incor poratlonfl. to form a Company for the encourag ing thrift and habits of saving among the colored South of the country, and to that end, toaccumu ite from small monthly payments, to be made by them; a fund for them, sufficient when they shall have reached the age of maturity and discretion, to enable them to start life with some means. The plan by which the incorporators will attempt to accomplish this is as follows: All colored persons between the ages of five and twenty-five years, either on their own appli cation, or that of their parents or guardians, are to be entitled to membership, and receive endow ment certificate on the payment by them, or their guardians or parents, into the treasury of the company, of a membership fee of $10.00 and agreeing to pay into the treasury $1.C(0 monthly thereafter, until the holder of such endowment certificate shall attain the age of twenty-five years. The sum so accumulated, with its increase, less its pro rata share of the expenses of con ducting the affairs of the company, shall be pay able to the holder of the certificate, when he or she shall attain the age of twenty-five years. Such endowment certificate is to be non-forfeit aHle. and whatever amount may be paid in by the holder thereof, whether for one year or for the whole term, with its share of the earnings, less the expense of conducting the business of the company, to be paid to the holder of the certifi cate when he attains the acre of twenty-five yean, or to those entitled thereto, if in the mean time the holder has died. There is to be a Board of Directors of seven, elected for one year by the holders of the endow ment certificates, who are to vote either in per son, or by proxy through their parents or guar dians, in case they are minors; such Board to elect the officers of the company to be known as Supreme President, Grand Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Corresponding Secre tary who shall hold office for the term of one year. The Board of Directors are to have the power to invest the funds accumulated from the holders of endowment certificates in stock, bonds, real estate, personal property, choses inaction, or loan the same at interest, on sufficient security. Such Board of Directors are to have the power to make the necessary by-laws and rules and regu lations. to carryout the purposes of the Company and shall have such other powers as are confer bv Chapter 24, Code of 1906, and amendments thereto. A. K. Abbott. Henry Alford. R. J. Simmons W. B. Jackson. Sam McKinney Ed McAllister. A. B. Burnett L. W. Word. State of Mississippi, I Lee County. I Personally appeared before the undersigned authority, authorized by the laws of Mississippi, to take acknowledgements, A. R. Abbott, B. J. Simmons and Henry Alford, of Tupelo, in said County and State, who acknowledged that they signed the above and foregoing charter of The Colored American Developement Association, as their act and deed. Givenlunder my hand and seal this the 22 day of November, 1911. (SEAL) G. M. Crane, Notary Public. State of Mississippi, I Countv of Monroe. I , Personally appeared before the undersigned au thority, authorized by the laws of Mississippi, to take acknowledgements. Anthony Burnett, Louis Ward and Ed McAllister, who acknowledged that they signed the above and foregoing charter of The Colored American Developement Association as their act and deed. Given under my hand, etc. this the 22nd day o) November. 1911. J. M. Higgason. (SEAL) Notary Public. State of Mississippi, I Chickasaw County I . Personally appeared before the undersigned^ au thority, authorized by the laws of Mississippi to take acknowledgements, W. B. Jackson, who ac knowled that he signed the above and foregoing charter of The Colored American Development Association as his act and deed. Given undea my hand and seal, this the 22nd j day of November. 1911. J. D. Springer. (SEAL) Notary Public. State of Mississippi. I Monroe County I i Personally appeared before the undersigned authority, authorize) by the laws of Mississippi to take acknowledgements, Sam Mc Kinney, who acknowledged the above and fare going charter of The Colored American D^fcl opement Association as his act and deed. Given urider say hand, etc., this the 21 day of November, 19li. S. A. Dalton, 1SEAL) JuSf ice of the Peace and Ex Offid'o Notary Public. She Could Shout,Says Mrs. John W. Pitchford of As pen, N. C. T will always use Hunt’s Cure for itching trouble, and tell all I see about it 1 coulo shout now to know that we ar-* til well of that dreadful trouble. The first of last fall my little boy broke out with some kind of itc-hi■ g troul le. Thinking his blood was bad I gave him a blood tonic, but he got worse, ai d could not sleep at night. Some said he had itch, and told me what was good lor it. I used what people said would cute it, but nothing did any good My other two children and myself took the disease from him in January, 1911, I saw Hunt's Cure advertised and pur chased a 50e box. It helped n y little bov so much I got a box for each of the family, and now we are all well of that awful trouble. Hunt’s Cure will cure itch in a short time if you will go by direqtions. We had it in its worse form, and used Hunt's Cure, and we are now all well. Thanks to A B. Richards Medicine Co. of Sherman, Texas, manufacturers of such healing medicine Mr9. John W. Pitchford, Aspen, N. C. Sold by Pound Kincannon-Elkin Co., St. Clair Drug Co. Mother, Doctor, Nurse: Please note that the “DAIRY” NURSER is the only cheap, sanitary and wide mouth hottfc on which Sc nipple can be used, dnd which ref lates milk flow, preventing indigestion and curds from too fast feeding. No difference if babe bites whole end off of nipple, the flow is the same. Light, easy to handle. Price 25c. Sold by St. Clair Drug Company, Tupelo. 22-20t YOBR DRIGGIST STOPS THAT ITCH If yon are suffering from SSczema, Psoriasis or any other kind of skin trouble, drop Into our store for in stant relief. We Will guarantee- you to atop that itch in two seconds. A 2 Sc trial bottle will prove- It.. We have sold other remedies for skin troubles, hut none that wcmW recommend more highly than the well known compound of Oil of Winter green. Thymol and a few other In gredients tnat have wrought such won derful cures all over the country. This compound, known as p D. p. Prescription, will cool and heal the ; Itchy, burning skin as nothing els a i can. Get a regular bottle and see—on our no-pay offer. v j Poucd-Kincannon Elkin Co. A Southern Farmer Win* the Prize. For growing the best 30 ears of corn exhibited from any por tion of the United States, W. H. iPorin, of Clover, Va,, has been awarded the $1000 silver cup of fered by the International Har vester Company at the American Land and Irrigation Exposition now in progress at Madison Square Garden, Mr. Dorin win ning over exhibitors from every section of the country, among them L. D. Clore, the famous Indiana Corn King, hitherto un defeated in a contest of this na ture. Mr. Dorin’s corn is now on exhibition at the Southern Railway’s booth and is attract ing great attention. Farmers from all sections are showing extraordinary interest in the mm • . • . • award smceit is me nrst ume such a prize has been won by a southern corn grower. Mr. Dorin ploughed his land ten inches and subsoiled 12 inch es more. He used 200 pounds of phosphate, his only fertilizer outside of clover turned under. His seed was carefully selected from an acre on which he made a splendid yield in 1910 and the corn which took the prize was cultivated under the methods | of the U. S. Farm Dem | onstration bureau, the yield from this acre being 137 bushels. The soil is the ordinary type of southern Virginia, of gray sandy loam about eight inches deep with a good clay subsoil. Mr. Dorin’s success shows what can be accomplished on i .. Southern land and is the mos t remarkable since he is a former resident of Michigan City and knew practically nothing about farming until six years ago when h& purchased 561 acres in Halli fax county, Va., on the Southern Railways Richmond and Danville line, paying eight dollars per acre. The award of the prize to Mr. Dorin will prove valuable advertisement for the southeast as a corn growing land. It was with the purpose of showing the agricultural possibilities of the Southeast that the Southern Railway Company placed an ex tensive exhibit at this exhibition and did everything possible to encourage individual exhibits on the part of farmers throughout the territory served by its lines. Tupelo Electrical Company carry a lull line ol Electrial Fixtures. Phone 287 Cumber land. For Exchange. $60,000.00 worth Staple Merchandise to Exchange for your surplus Farm Products and Live Stock. We sell ev erything you need on your farm or in vour home. Bring us what you don’t need and ge£ what you do need. Asa W. Allen Co. Petition for Pardon. To Gov. E F. Noel; Your petitioner, Herman Miller would r - spectfully show unto your honor that at the March term 1911 of the Circuit Court of Lee county, he was convicted upon an indictment charging him with burglary in entering the Railroad Station house at Guntown, Miss. That he has served for his offence since March and feels that he has been sufficiently punished aud now prays a pardon at your hands. Being a young man he asks an oppor tunity to make a useful and honorable citizen. 5t Herman Miller and Others. ———— EVENTUALLY! ■ \ , ' r Why Not Now ? ! I ! /•> ! ...A Stantonville Phone... L j STANTONVILLE TEL. CO. i S. A. FORD ”1 - Dyeing, Pressing, Renovating f and Alterations LADIES SUITS AND SKIRTS A SPECIALTY FRENCH DRY CLEANING DONE AS GOOD AS ANYWHERE Work Called For and Delivered Promptly.