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The Tupelo journal. (Tupelo, Miss.) 1876-1924, December 08, 1911, Image 4

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F. L. Kincannon, Prop.
Entered at the Tupelo post office as
second-class mail matter.
DISPLAY advertisements at rate of
|1.00 per running ii «*h per month of
four weeks. Liberal discounts made on
yearly contracts. ,
Notice of meetings of strictly chan
table organizations will be inserted one
time free; all ether notices must be paid
TUPELO, MISS-, DEC. 8, 1911
The effort of Miss Estelle
Smith f to have her father trans
ferred to one of the state’s hos
pitals for the insane from the
state convict farm is meeting
with opposition from the travel
ing men of the state. The pe
titions being circulated asking
the governor to have Mr. Smith
removed to an asylum sets forth
the contention that at the time of
the killing of Laurant at Artesia
he was insane. This was\the de
fense in the trial but the jury
convicted him and fixed his pun
ishment at imprisonment for life.
During the trial public opinion
demanded that the defendant be
co lvicted and his conviction fol
lowed Many people outside of
the county and who were able to
look at the case without prejudice
believed that Mr. Smith was in
sane and should not have been
held accountable for the horrible
crime which marred the life and
happiness of his daughter and
the family of the dead man.
Since this time this opinion has
gained adherents and now many
signers are gained daily to these
petitions. The state can gain
nothing by keeping a man in the
penitentiary who has the right to
demand his transfer to an insane
asylum. We are of that number
UnCmTo fliaf Mi* QmifVi nrsis
! insane when he took the life of
Mr. Laurant. It is true that the
1 latter had done nothing that
I could have prompted a sane man
i to kill him but he was the unfor
l tunate victim of a bullet fired by
an irresponsible hand directed by
I an unbalanced mind. Governor

I Noel may not grant the p-tirion.
Hu armreciates and understands
t.iat once in the asylum it would
be left then to the superintend
ent to determine how long he
should remain there, and for this
reason the governor may decide
that it would be unwise to make
it possible to turn Mr. Smith out
I entirely. Our laws do not fur
I nish the remedy which the case
| demands. If it were possible to
. I hold Mr. Smith in the insane
i hospital we feel sure that the
; governor would not hesitate to
; |have him transferred there.
The trial of the McNamara
brothers at Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, came to a sudden close
Friday last by the defendants
entering pleas of guilty-^'The
settlement of the famous case
will relieve the public mind, and
the morbid sentiment that feasts
upon reports of such crimes
should find in the approaching
holidays somethiug higher and
better to satisfy the restless, un
easy spirit that controls so many
of us. Public opinion is divided
in passing or. the result. The
extreme feel that justice has
been outraged and that the death
penalty should have been paid.
On the other hand a great por
tion of the public is satisfied
with the compromise. The pleas
of guilty forever removes all
doubt of the guilt or innocence of
the parties, while, if the trial
had proceeded and a jury de
clared the defendants guilty,
there would have always re
mained a doubt in the minds of
many on this vital point in the
case The labor unions, behind
the defense with millions of
money, cannot now claim twit
any unfair means was employed
to convict innocent men. These
unions in coming to the aid of
their fellows were honest in the
belief that the McNamaras were
innocent, but had a conviction
resulted in case the trial had been
fought to a finish, the claim could
have been made of undue in
fluence by the state and capital,
on the witnesses and jilry.
A movement is on foot in the
second district of Lee county
which seeks to place that district
under the new road law by issu
ing bonds for the construction of
some good roads in the district.
The citizens behind this move
ment have everylreason to believe
that there will be but little odpo
sition to the issuance of the
bonds, and are encouraged to
hope that during the coming
year the main public highways
of the district will be greatly im
proved. The first district also
has the issuance of bonds under
consideration, and with a little
nrssionary workjon the part of a
few progressive men this district
could also be brought under the
new law. While it might be im
practical to attempt to construct
macadam roads across these dis
tricts, it would be possible to
build this class of road over the
wax and construct sand-clay
roads where there is a mixture of
both the sand and the clay. In
such territory it would require
only'the grading and forming of
the road with machi ies to give a
first-class sand-clay road. The
character of the soil on the east
side of the railroad furnishes an
opportunity to have these roads
at a very low cost per mile. We
hope that our friends in these
districts may push this good
good work.
The long session of the sixty
second congress convened Mon
day with practically the entire
membership present. The pres
ident’s message was read Tues
day before both houses, the full
text of which appears on another
page of this issue of the Journal.
The opinion prevails that the ses
sion will be consumed in a fight
between the parties, each play
ing for campaign thunder for the
1912 presidential contest.
Cotton States Life Insurance
Company Organized.
The organization of the Cotton
States Life Insurance Company
has been |perfected with *J.
F. Beall president and E. W.
Lagarde secretary and treas
urer. Messrs. Beall and Fitz
patrick, two prominent insurance
men of Nashville, after looking
over the field of the southern
states selected Tupelo for the
home office and the company’s
domicile has been permanently
located here.
A charter, approved by Insur
ance Commissioner T. M. Henry
ijpon the endorsement of the at
torney general, has been issued
and the company will be ready
for business as soon as the terms
have been complied with.
As the name of the company
indicates, it is conceived with
the idea of operating principally
in the cotton states, as a fine
field is here goffered and to the
end that the enormous premiums
that annually flow to northern
and eastern cities may be con
cerved in the south, and furnish
capital for the developement of
southern farm lands and other
southern enterprises. The Jour
nal is heartily in favor of all en
terprises that may be drawn to
Tupelo, and we feel that under
proper management our citizens
will lend every possible assist
ance in establishing a safe insur
ance business in our little city.
Messrs. Beall and Fitzpatrick
&re well known in insurance cir
cles, and both bring with them
high testimonials from prominent
bankers, attorneys, physicians
and insurance men from all over
the country.
The company is considering
erecting a home office building
here to be as elaborate and ex
tensive as the community will
support. It is contemplated that
this building will be erected in
such a manner as to admit of fu
ture enlargement, without un
balancing its beauty.
The capital stock of the Com
pany will be £100,000, fully paid
and non assessable, and if history
can be made to repeat itself.will
within a very short while be
worth many times that amount
As close investigation shows,
life insurance stocks have yield
ed enormous profits to their own
ers in the past, and ther^ are a
great many young southern
companies now that are ma
king remarkable strides of
There is only one licensed Mis
sissippi life insurance*company,
and that does not do an industri
al business, and this proves that
the field is open in the industrial
branch, and practically open in
the ordinary branch.
The Cotton States Life Insur
ance Company will do bo h j
ordinarv and industrial business,
thereby not only providing insur
ance protection f >r the r.ch, but
for the poor as well.
“God Giveth and
God Taketh Away.”
On October 5, 1910, the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Caldwell
was made brighter and happier
by the smiles of a new-born babe
in the person of Homer Anderson
He was a very bright and prom
iung child, loved, and almost
idolised by his fond parents,
Price is a Good
Salesman; and
Quality A Stfll
Better ! 4
It s a pleasure to buy *
clothes without quality-risk,
To know that they are style
right and quality-true—perfect
in every little unseen detail.
Come here; look first for qual
ity; see our Washington Cloth
ing; satisfy yourself as to style,
then ask the price.
You’ll be agreeably Surprised.
Remember there’s a price too
low to pay for clothes—and a
price to high.
Here you will find the average
always in conformity to truest
worth, no sacrifice of quality, no
risk of future displeasure.
We feature the Washington
Clothes because we know they
measure up fiush to our ideals of
greatest worth—and yours.
House of Washington
Suits and Overcoats at
$18.00 to $25.00
iltw YOU
We sell the best
suits in ^America.
Ask the man who has
Ask to See Our
for men, women and
They Are Beauties.
we have the
Jersey Sweaters
with Byson collars.
Very latest idea.
Lest we forget, we want to thank the people for the j
nice business they are giving us. We are selling more
Shoes, Men’s and Boy’s Furnishings in our new store than
we sold of everything in the old store. KEEP IT UP !
■__ ——W—Ml
Carhartt <
Brand ^
of trusted MEN’S WORKING X
the perfect brand. This is X
why we are exclusive agents jjjj
in Tupelo. Oijrs is a perfect ^
store. You are invited to call. \
Our callers become satisfied ^
customers. X
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grandparents and brothers, but
God in His infinite t§pdom saw
that it was best to take little
Homer from this world of temp
tation and sorrow to a bright and
happyj home with the angels
shove. So on Noyember 19,1911
the death angel cast his shadow
over the happy home of Mr. and
Mrs. Caldwell and the spirit of
little Homer was wafted to God
who gave it.
Weep rot dear father and
mother, for this dear child,
which was yours to enjoy for the
short peri >d of thirteen months
and fourteen days, is now with
its Heavenly Father and bids
you come and join it in that hap
py home above.
J. N. F
^ A quiet home welding>ov*9
solemnized Saturiay evening
last when Miss Louise Frazer
I was married to Mr. B. F. Hunt
'at the residence on Broadway.
|The interesting ceremo.nv wts
performed by Rev. A. 0. Price,
of the Presbyterian church, in
the prese ice of the family and a
few friends.
The bride was one of Tupelo’s
rettiest, most attractive and ac
complished young ladies. She
was the only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R Frazer. Toe
groom belongs to a prominer t
'familyof Jackson, Tenn., aid
stands h-igh both in sacial and
business circles.
The haopy craple left for
Jackson over ths M. & 0 carry
ing with them the best wishes
of everyone that their lives may
be filled with every earthly joy.
For Sale.
Mv home on Jeffers''n street Mod
ern ten room, two story bouse w:rh
mole^n irr>-'rov*ments. L't 105x310
feet. W. X. Wilson, Tupelo Miss. 35tf

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