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Hattiesburg News. Virginia is the mother of P esidents. When Woodrow Wil s.n enters upon his duties as chief executive, Virginia will see her eighth son at the head of the Republic, to-wit: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Ty’er and Taylor. And since Jefferson none of them s s great as Wilson. Winston County Journal. We ha e always looked upon our sister county Attala as be ing one of the foremost coun ties in our state for intelligence, and have been astonished here of late to see the ignorance display ed bv many of her citizens who are rising up in arm igainst the tick eradication work thr the more intelligent people of that good county are undertaking. While Winston has a few moss backs, vet they refuse to recog nize the benefits to be derived from the hook worm eradication, we are gl; ' to say we have yet to hear of any one opposing the tick eradication. Lexington Advertiser. After all there is a good deal in talk. Let a man talk dull times and it is infectious every body talks dull times. Instead of rustling around to take care of what business there is they all go and sit down and mope over dull times. If a customer does happen to drop into one of these “dull times” store he actually gets frightened out of one half as much as he expects to buy be cause things look so blue. He catches the spirit of the store and resolves to hang on to all his money w ith a death grip even if his business goes to pieces on account of running short of goods to fill up the empty shelves. The bug-bear of hard times should be sat down upon. It is doing more to kill business than anything else. Tell a man he is sick, keep it up and you w^ll eventually hound him to death. Brandon New^s: What a howd would go up if the newspapers would criticize the individuals as freely as many people criticize the newspapers. Every issue of a live and reputa ble newspaper is a mantle of charity and the matter left out, truth not gossip, would more than equal in volume that published. If an editor could get out a cold fact edition of his paper some day and then get up in a tree and watch the result—wow! What a picture ’twould be. As a rule, however, those persons who subscribe and pay for their paper, always have a good word for it. It’s the man that never pays who does the kicking. Watch him. Tne Rolling Fork Pilot. The animal emblems of the different political parties are singularly appropriate to the different candidates this year. mi__ 1_l_±. i.T_td_ui:_.. jl lie cic^uaiit vn buc xvc^uuiivaii party fits Taft because he is slow and ponderous; the bull moose is appropriate to Roosevelt be cause he is rampant and bel lows a great deal; the mule fits Wilson because he is a good worker, stubborn when driven too hard and liable to kick at any injustice. We bet on Maude. Prorf of Elephant's Sagacity. Elephants are always quoted as be ing the most sagacious of animals. A story comes from Bombay, India, of one who saved the life of an artil leryman recently. The man was seated on the tumbril of one of the guns, and fell off almost under the hind wheel. The elephant was Just behind the gun and saw the danger the man was in. He lifted the wheel with his trunk, and kept it held up until the carriage had passed quite clear of the man. The act was wit nessed by an offloer of the artillery. Portable Church In England. An altar, duly consecrated by ec clesiastics, has been Installed upon an automobile, the object being to pro mote mission work in the rural dis tricts of England. It Is a portable church. VH w Home aTow 4 helps BOOSTER TRIPS WORTH WHILE If Actual Financial Benefit Cannot Be Shown, They Still Have a Distinct Value. There Is a difference of opinion among Burlington business men as to the value of so-called booster trips. Close figuring has convinced a num ber that these trips do not pay. That Is, that there Is not sufficient new business developed to make up for the time and money expended. And perhaps that may be true. But there are always things which your mathematical man is apt to overlook. He Is of the kind who counts the day wasted that is spent at the fishing club or on the golf grounds. The booster trip has a value, and a much greater one than is generally appre ciated. It enables the members of the booster party to get acquainted with some of the actual or prospective cus tomers. It may open the way for future business. But what is much more valuable and important, it makes the members of these parties better acquainted with each other. And, then, it is a day, or a week, ostensibly devoted to business, but partly* de voted to pleasure. It Is a change from the eternal routine, and few of your mathematical men realize how im portant, how necessary, an occasional ♦Vito la OTlfl ItAtT VlDfl W 1b the cost that those are called upon to pay who never Indulge themselves with such a change of program. Even where there are no direct demonstrable benefits, the booster trip is of great value, of real benefit, to all who take part therein.—Burling ton Hawkeye. UPLIFT IN LOVE OF NATURE Cultivation of Ornamental Trees and Plants Marks Always a People of Refinement It is an unquestioned fact, certified by all observant travelers of broad ex perience, that the cultivation of orna mental trees and plants has an uplift lng and ennobling Influence on all man kind. No matter in what quarter of the earth you are traveling, you will invariably meet with the best recep tion at that domicile where the great est love of nature is manifest, through the cultivation or presence of plants and flowers. Aside from the orchard sections, it is a rare occurrence, in any state, to note in rural districts a farmyard w'here any Intelligent or orderly at tempt has been made to beautify the grounds, and in small towns decorated, tidy premises are equally rare. Door yards in the outskirts of cities are often just as unkempt. In places of lawns, flowers, trees and shrubs we find broken-down wagons, farm imple ments and machinery about an un painted house scarcely fit for a stable, and not infrequently stock runs loose about the house. 1 This disagreeable phase of life is pictured merely to ask if good, cheer ful, intelligent citizens of high stand ard may be reared amid such sur roundings. Can you expect culture and refinement in young men and women coming from such so-called homes? And the pathos of it all is that they are not to be held account able for their uncouthness, for, given a fair chance, most of them would de velop into men and women of many graces and accomplishments.—Ex change. Street Paving. Macadam roads, long the standard __1___i._^11_ ^/U f lug V.VSU0V* *V* V*0** " “» have had their day; the automobile | has made it necessary to adapt pave- j ments to a new traffic. Prof. Arthur H. Blanchard of Columbia notes in Engineering News that the yardage of new bituminous pavements, construct ed by “penetration” methods, in creased in eight states from 25,200 in 1908 to 8,680,900 in 1911, and, of bituminous concrete pavements, from 4,400 yards in 1908 to 608,100 in 1911. Of the surfaces for macadam pave ments already laid, Professor Blanch ard says: “That more permanent forms of con struction are favored by our state commission is clearly shown by the j marked decrease in use of light oils for surface treatment of roads, and. the decided increase in the surface treatment of roads with heavy asphalt ed cements.” Move for Civlo Beauty Is Old. At Stockbridge, Mass., modern neighborhood improvements were be gun through the efforts of Mrs. Mary Q. Hopkins in 1853; she started the Laurel Hill Village Improvement as sociation and rescued the neglected cemetery and church green from a condition reflecting on the refinement of the village which associates the names of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan-1 lei Hawthorne, James Russell and oth ers equally as distinguished. Remarkable! A local preacher who was address ing the public meeting of a Sunday school anniversary made an eloquent appeal to the risible faculties of his audience by declaring: “I’m glad to be here, because this meeting has to do with boys and girls. I do not for get I was a boy and girl myself once!” 1 If ATONAL SUNMrSdKE Lesson mr K. O. SELLERS, Director of Ev*. ning Department, Th* Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) LESSON FOR AUGUST 1G. THE RULER'S DAUGHTER. LE88ON TEXT-Mark 1:21-43, OOLDEN TEXT-“And Aklng th# child by the hand he eaith unto her, Talitha cumi; which la, being Interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise." Mark 6:41. This is one of the most beautiful stories of the Bible. It appeals to the loving parents’ heart, and charms the attention of every child In the home. The introduction of the woman who touched his garment is referred to by three of the gospel writers and show us an intensely interesting side light as to the receptjpn accorded Jesus dusing his Galilean ministry. The dramatis personae is as follows: First, the father. From his life h# is about to lose all the poetry and music of his home. Second, the child. She was only twelve years old, just on the threshold of Jewish womanhood. It takes no Imagination to picture her life up to this time, how it had entwined itself into the heart of the father as well as the other loved ones. The stricken diseased child Is yet to be found in the land, that Is what makes the picture so vivid. Why this suffering? Why these separations? We cannot reply but our Heavenly Father knows it all, and some day we will read his answer m iub giory ui ms jneseuce. Third, the woman. Who, where from, nor whither to, we are not told. Only one of that vast throng who had just faith to touch the hem of hia garment, and she was made whole. Calm Dignity of Jesus. And lastly, the Galilean prophet One whose response to the cry of need was so instantaneous albeit without haste or fret or unrest. We can, in imagination, see them as they walk along the roadway. Jesus cer tainly had a meaning in pausing as they are interrupted for we must re member that the woman was healed the moment she touched bis garment and before they paused. Having , taught the multitude and encouraged the heart of Jalrus they reach the home and allowing none but his elect three, Peter, James and John, he en ters the house, which is now in a tumult due to the weeping and walling of the mourners, both the professional and 4L- bgreaved. Again we are im pressed with the calm dignity of Jesus as he asked them “Why this tu mult? The child only sleeps.” Their laughing scorn is due to their ignor ance of the power of this man, though the record is a strong emphasis upon the fact that the child was really dead. When he had turned the unbelievers out, Jesus takes the father and mother and the disciples into the death chamber, the occasion was too sacred for the mere manifestation of power before a crowd. Taking the child by the hand, a personal touch, not by proxy, Jesus speaks those wonderful words which form the golden text Beautiful Love Picture. Having restored the child to its parents Jesus admonishes them not to publish the news broadcast, evidently as he was not ready to precipitate matters in the minds of the multitude for of a surety he knew that in cer tain quarters the fact of the curr would be known. This is a beautiful love picture: 1. The father’s love—v. 22-24. (a) His need. (b) His position, “at Jesus’ feet.” (c) His plea, “I pray thee.” (d) His insistence, “besought greatly. 2. The stranger’s plea—v. 25-24. (a) An interruption. (b) Of long standing. (c) Jesus’ knowledge. (d) Jesus’ response. (e) ) Her confession. (f) Her blessing. 4. The Master’s love—v. 35-43. (a) Jesus’ knowledge (child not dead in his sight). * (b) Delay not mean refusal. (c) The tender resurrection, an answer to faith. (d) The provision for all her 9 needs. Sorrow brought Jairus to Jesus and sorrow today brings more men to Jesus than perhaps any other one means. Jairus was a ruler of the synagogue and as such had to lay aside his pride and his hostility to , make his plea or to accept service of Jesus, and so must we lay aside our . pride when wecome to the Nazarene, casting ourselves as did Jairus in the dust at his feet, but notice Jesus did not suffer him long to remain in that place. There are three recorded instances , where Jesus raised the dead; this “only daughter,” an “only son” of a , widow and the “only brother,” Laza rus of Mary and Martha. Jesus is saying still to the afflicted and to the fearful, “only believe.” He wants us to learn that the tap root of fear is unbelief. His only condition is that we believe. Jesus did not stop to argue With the scornful mourners. Argu ments never convince men, but deeds will shut the mouth of the most blatant scorner. We have In this lesson all the neo- i essary evidence of the Deity of Jesus. ( CLOSING OUT We wish to thank our friends and custo mers for the nice business they have given us since we opened up. Owing to ill health we are forced to close out our entire stock of 4k.-. Dry Goods, Shoes, Etc. In fact everything in our store on Main Street at just what it cost us to put the goods in the % house. : : : : : : : : This is an Opportunity for you to get some GOOD, CHEAP GOODS. This is Not a Fake Sale, But » Simply to Close Out this part of our Business. EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD FOR CASH. Thanking our many friends for the many courtesies extended uS, we are, yours very truly, Weaver & Azwell Co. MAIN STREET, TUPELO, MISS.