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_ ,:ll-: . ■. ~ E $ 1 50 r*- --’-J" "BE JXJST AND PEAK NOT." _ ____gl.BO per .^xrutnrJ VOL 40 ^ TUPELO MISS, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1912 NO. 9 | - -- --- —,— .».-. ■■■ - — El Watch Tupelo Grow. Through the courtesy of our wide-awake nnd progressive lum ber firm, Ltake & Guodlett. we are enabled to give a compre hensive statement of the growth of Tupelo during the past few months. The list below includes some of the handsomest build ings in the State, while the res idences are in keeping with the modern idea of comfort and arch itectural design. The aggregate amount expended in the city within the time will run high, and while there has been a very dull business in some lines in every section of the South, the faith of the people in Tupelo has been demonstrated by a constant demand for both residences and business houses here. Where they could be purchased, instan ces being rare however, both res idences and business houses have brought top prices, and where they could not be bought, they have been constructed. The spring opens up with a strong demand for lots, and already a number of good contracts have been let for residences, and quite a number of applicants who will build if suitable lots can be OVVU 1 • Mrs. A. Dalton, two residen ces, Madison street; W A Biair. residence, Spring street; S A Ford, residence. South Church street; Tom Wood, residence, South Church street; Y M C A building. Main street; City Hall, Broadway; Law office, Clayton, Mitchell & Clayton, Broadway; Office, Dr. T. A Boggan, Broad way; Mrs C M Wright, residence, Jefferson street; Asa W Allen, brick residence and two cottages, Main street; S P Clayton, brick residence, Madison street; Leake & Goodlett. cottage, Madison street; C W Winters, residence, Church street; 0 T Trapp, dwell ing two miles west of Tupelo; Dr E M Topp, residence, South Church street; P S Weaver, res idence, Court street, W F Jaca son, residence, Spring street; Hinds Bros, store building, Main street; J N Mullins, store build ing, Main strest; C W Hall, res idence, Main street: Oscar Doty, residence, Magazine street; Sim Hinds, office building, Broadway; Gulf Compress Co., shed 110x400 feet; J S Bean, addition to store; A L Hockings, residence; E R Wilson, residence, Church street; R B Clark, residence, Main street; Fire department, city jail, Jefferson street. The following is a list uf a few of the repairs made: TIT \l€ n .lL Vi AllOD VV ifl UUU1MC, I --I on Church street; Z T Harper, j remodeled house on Main street; j W 0 McLean, remodeled house on Main street; Presbvterian j Church, remodeled. Jeffers >n j g reet; J W Hawkes, remodeled! ( h»use: 0 K Garey, remodeled | Sou .hern Hotel; Mrs Nettie Clark j repaired house on Main streef;j Be t Sigman. repaired house on . Green street: arid'tion to Power1 hou*e and new light plant; M E Leake remodeling house on Gre jn street; M Sisk, remodling house on Madison street The following houses are now in the course of construction: Theatre, Tupelo Theatre Co.,! eorner Broadway and Court; Wm | Watson, residence, Broadway; j Logan Walker, two brick store < buildings, Sou'h Spring street; I John Shumperr, store house,East, Main street; Clark Strain, re-j pairs to home on Main street. Watch Tupelo grow ! The miU manufacturing Glister's Best Flour has the reputation of buying only the most select soft winter wheat brought to the market. Gregory & Livingston agents. Good Roads Election in Fifth. The voters of the Fifth super* visors district of Leo county, will be called on to vot * on June 1, on the question of issuing bonds for the purpose of raising money to build roads. The first and third districts have voted favor ably on the proposition; the sec ond turned it down. In the third district, where about ten miles of macadam roads have already been constructed, there is practically a unanimous sentiment in favor of going on with the good work. In addi tion to the ten miles of road now uncompleted and in course of construction, the people of the district are calling for the issu ance of more bonds and the build ing of more macadam roads. If another election were necessary to authorize the issuance of more bonds we feel safe in predicting that not more than ten per cent of the qualified electors of the district would vote against the proposition. We cite these facts for the pur pose of letting our good friends in the fifth district know that our people appreciate the value of good roads after the exper ience of the past winter, and suggest that in our opinion they will make a great mistake if they turn the bond issue down in their election of June 1. What has proven good for us, can’t be very bad for them. Rain In Western Texas. Th ough the courtesy of Dr. C. T. Keyes, we are in receipt of a copy of the. San Angelo, (Texas) Daily Standard which announces in big headlines the fall of a rain in that section of Texas. Describing the fall the ■Standard says: -4 “Practically the entire trade territory of San Angelo for a ra dius of 100 miles received rain ranging from a steady drizzle in and around Sonora, Eldorado and Chiistoval to a half inch in San Angelo and from two to three inches at Miles and other points. “The rainfall in San Angelo, ac cording to the rain guage, meas ured exactly one-half inch up un til IIUUU. rictl^iiouuu t u in - menced at many points early in the night Monday night and con tinued throughout the day Tues day. with showers falling at in tervals.” 'the people of this portion of the country can hardly realize the benefits to be derived from the light rain which is above de scribed. In many portions of the arid West no rain fads for years and only through irriga tion can crops be made. Here it is a question of getting rid of the water and not the quantity that falls. Attention Veterans. The Confederate Veterans and Dau ghters of the Confederacy will hold a Memorial Service on -lune 3, 1912, at 10 o’clock, at the Court House. A nice program has been arranged and the D. I*. O’s. will serve dinner to all Veterans and Sons of Veterans. We urge you to attend this meeting. Commencement Exercises The commencement exercises of the Tupelo Graded schools will begin Sunday morning at the Baptist church at eleven o’clock when Rev. J. W. Lee, of Bates ville, will preach the commence ment sermon. Monday morning the exercises will be concluded at the H gh school chapel, the pro gram appearing elsewhere in this issue. Judge W. M. Cox, of Baldwyn, will deliver the ad dress. The nubl;c per'e”*dly is j cordially invited to be preteut. Mutual Culture Club. At a recent meeting of the Mutual Culture Club, Mrs. Per kins, our club delegate to the convention of M. F. W. C., held in Holly Springs, made a report, in which she gave some interest* ing data of the work being done by the Federation. In response to call, our Club subscribed $2.00 to fund being raised by the State Federation tc pay for a memorial picture oi Mrs. Peyton. This picture is tc be hung on the wall in I. I. & C. Institute in Columbus, of which school Mrs. Peyton was the pro moter. Immediately began the agita tion of which branch of the Fed eration work should be taken up by the Mutual Culture Club. A1 agreed that our efforts should be directed to some local work thal would be of ereneral interest and good to our town, and a unani mous vote was cast to secure the appointment of a physician to ex amine, (at stated times) during the school term, each child in the public school, This is being done in all the large cities and up-to-date towns, and is proving valuable in safe guarding the welfare of the child, school and community. Any symptom of disease, such as of the eye, ear, throat, or of any other organic trouble dis covered through the diagnosis of the examining physician, is re ported to the parents, the child receives prompt treatment, and thus is averted serious results, often occurring through sheer ignorance. Sometimes a slight operation, advised by the exam ining physician, transforms a seemingly dull pupil into one of the brightest. If all the club women in Tupe lo would unite in this work and could enlist the cooperation of the parents, school board and teachers, and the municipal au thority of Tupelo, this could be easily accomplished. It has been truly said that “Tupelo always gets what she wants,” and it must not be said that Tupelo does not consider the welfare of her children, her fu ture citizens, of far more value than anv oommereial DroDosition. The following committee was appointed to represent the Mu tual Culture Club, and confer with other representatives in re gard to this work: Mrs. R. 0. Perkins, chairman, Mrs. M L, Clopton, Mrs. Brooks Marmon, Mrs. Fletcher Johnson. Secretary. W. C. T. U. The W. C. T. U. will hold an all-day meeting at the court house on Thursday, June 6th, it being one of our red letter days -flower mission day in honor of Jennie Cassiday. We want every member to come and bring flowers and a lunch. We have invited the nearby unions to come and be our guests that dav. Mrs J. W. Yates, Pres. Flag Station at City Point. The Frisco railroad comDany has been ordered by the railroad commission to put in a flag sta tion at the intersection of the City Point road with the Frisco and the new station is called City Point. A platform is now being erect ed and the local passenger train will stop for passengers. MONEY SAVED-By having your old stoves repaired by J. W. Hebbard. Best city references, ask your neigh bor. ’Phone 128 Stantonyiile. Woodman Meeting. Mr. T. E. Patterson, sovereign manager Woodmen of the World for this territory with headquart ers at Chattanooga, Tenn , and H. F. Simrall, state manager for MississiDpi and Alabama, with headquarters at Columbus, Miss., were with the local camp Tues day night. Mr. Patterson in a short ad dress explained the growth of the Order, setting forth the amount of money that had ac cumulated, the relation of assets to liabilities, and the standing of the order with insurance people. The Order has $15,000,000 in the emergency fund, which will not be drawn on except in cases where the funds set aside to meet death losses have been ex hausted. Mr. Patterson is en thusiastic in his prophecies for the future of the Woodmen and set out in plain facts the great benevolent work which the or ganization is doing in meeting its obligations to the widow and orphan. Mr. Simrall gave a resume of tka ur/M-b- kainor Hnne in kis tor ritory, where there has been a healthy growth all along, and the future was never so full of prom ise to the Order. There are 43, 000 soverigns in Mississippi, this being the second state in point of membership. Texas is the only state that exceeds Mississip pi, having 173,000 members. The local camp has secured the, last day of the Tri County Fair for Woodman day and an invita tion has been extended to Sov ereign Banker Morris Sheppard oWlxas, to be present and de liver an address. Mr. Sheppard is at present a member of con gress and one of the most distin guished public speakers of the day. Mr. Simrall promised to secure Mr. Sheppard, for the oc casion if possible. • r Judge Jas. C. Longstreet. The death of Judge James C. Longstreet at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, on Saturday last, re moves another of Mississippi's most distinguished men. Judge Longstreet was born in Macon, Ga., was a cousin of Gen. Long street, a Confederate comman der, and a nephew of Col. L. Q. C. Lamar. After completing his literary course at Emory Col lege, Ga.. be came t^> Mississippi and entered the law department of the University of Mississippi, . i ^ i r* graduating in 100 wun nrsi honors. Locating at Grenada he soon entered upon a very success ful career as a lawyer. He sought the honors that came from his profession, rather than political and he was not very generally known bv the masses. He served one term as chancellor. He was possessed of a bright mind and his practice was exten sive. He was general counsel for MississipDi for the Illinois Cen tral railroad at the time of nis death. He was buried at Gre nada Monday. Christian Church. Bible School at 9:30 a. m. Prayer Meeting Friday evening 7:30 j j Preaching each Lord’s Day at 11 a. I m and 7:30 p. m. No service Sunday morning. Sub ject of sermon Sunday evening '‘Christ’s Aims and Claims.” Bloodine Cough Checker will quickly allay that hacking irrita tion accompanying a severe cough or cold. The safest and sureef remedy for children. Keep a bottle constants at hand — Pound-Kincannon-E 1 k i n Co., Special Agents. FOR SALE—Desirable corner lot on Jefferson street, near public school Apply to the Bank of Tupelo. ltf What gives a man a happier or a more satisfied feeling thun to know he has some money tucked away in the bank. He is safe from worry' over tin-looked for calamityt he is piling up something for his future ; and acquiring the respect of the men in his community, and as he sees his balance grow from day' to day and from week to week, his happiness and self-reliance grow with it. Do YOUR banking with US. We Pay 4 Per Cent Interest on Time Deposits. BANK OF TUPELO .._ I 1 BEAUTYR\RLOR| i yb --——®®@@- ^ yh I have opened a Beauty Parlor next door ^ to Hocking’s barber shop for shampooing, V hair-dressing, massaging and manicuring, X S will also work braids, curls and bangs. ms | FOR LADIES ONLY £ gs I shall appreciate any patronage that the 0 0 ladies give me and invite them to my parlor 0i yn between the hours of 8:30 to 10 in the morn- yb v ing and from 2 to 6 in the afternoon. yh ^ Respectfully, 5 1 MRS. JOHN CARUTH. | Sherman. Little Miss Mabel Mitchell, of Pontotoc, is the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hancock this week. Mrs. J. Y. Wright visited rel atives in MemDhisthe past week. Prof. D. C. Langsion was in town Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Caldwell and children visited the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pow ell Sunday Mrs Ben Rogers and children are the guests of Mrs. Roger’s Darents. Mrs. A. D. Tucker and daugh ter, Mary, are visiting Mrs. j Tucker’s daughter, Mrs. Turner | Witt. Mrs. George Adams, of Bel- j den, is visiting her brother, Mr. Alfred Witt Mr. Norbin Jones, of Tupelo, visited his sister, Mrs. John M. Witt Monday. Mrs. lone Tucker and little niece, Nell Carruth, are the guests of relatives here this i week. Mr. Doc Green, of Cherry Creek, visited hi« sister, Mrs. Mary Long, Tuesday. Mr. J M. H. Richardson and Mrs, Annie Sharp were united in marriage Tuesday of the past week. Mr. Richardson is post master here. Mrs. Sharp is from Indiana. Reciprocity What better kind than a mutual interpendence, a fair exchange of equiva lents between this bank and the people of Tupelo ? The Bank receiving and safeguarding their funds, contributing its co-operation to their enter prises, giving bus:ness coun sel repaying confidence with confidence; The People pointing with pride to their bank and bring their funds to be pressed into common service while awaiting their own use. It is this kind of reciprocity that makes THIS bank strong and its clients prosperous. It has infinite capacity for ex tending its service to more people—to you. 4 PER CENT paid on time and savings deposits. First National Bank Ttipelo, Miss. qFFICErs: J. 0. ROBINS, F. JOHNSON, President. Cashier. W. W. Trice, W. T. Laney, V-President. Ass't. Cashier.