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IMPROVE THE COUNTRY TOWN
Purely a« a Business Proposition, Beautifying Any Village Will Be Found to Pay. The cities, great and small, are dong *their whole duty in providing parks, but the villages and small towns seem to think that parks are luxuries be yond them. We hear political econo mists bewailing the fact that the cities are growing faster than the country, and they ask why it is. Parks, boule vards, libraries, added to the other at tractions of the cities are sure to en tiee the country youth from the hum drum life in a frowsy hamlet. And who can blame them? But if Mr. Carnegie, or Mr. Rocke feller, or other of our rich men, should ■assist and encourage our country towns to build parks, to plant trees and beautify their towns, thus mak ing their homes pleasant, the glamour of the city would not be so striking, the building and endowing of great li braries is most commedable, but there are many things we need more. Those fine palaces filled with books are hand some monuments to the rich donor, "but the sai*e amount of money ex pended in playgrounds about the city schools and in parks in country vil lages would bring more health and happiness to all the people. Our coun try people need to be educated along this line. Make the country towns more beautiful, and the desire to leave them for the great cities will not be so great. In spring time the dwellers in the cities turn with longing to the ■country and the country town. They ilon£ for green fields and singing birds, and happy the suburban town whose people have made its streets shady, Its appearance attractive, for to such will come people who add to the com munity’s life and prosperity. From an aconomlc view, village improve ment pays. It fills up vacant houses, It increases the value of your proper ty, it educates your boy and girl, and 1t will make this world a pleasante? place than you found it. GARDEN CITY NEAR CHICAGO Wen Out of Employment Because of Age Will Run the Proposed ‘ Farms. A garden city, similar to those of England and other European coun tries, will be built on a farm to be purchased by the A^ti-Forty-flve Lim It league, organized for the purpose of providing a means of livelihood for men who have been thrown out of employment because of their ages. The league will purchase a farm of 1,600 acres, near enough to Chicago that the garden products may find a ready market. The farm is to be divided into five acre tracts. One family will be es tablished on each plat and given the means of operating the tract until able to pay for it. The small farms will be close enough together to permit of the gar den city plan. The residents will be under regular city government, the only restriction being that no saloons shall be allowed in the city. Schools will be provided and churches will be built, streets laid out and all requisites of a modern city established. The league has arranged for the sale of bonds to raise the money nec ’ essary for the enterprise. Five hun dred dollars will establish a family on I' one of the farms and as soon as the man is able to pay the $500 and an pvtra S500 to bring another family the farm will be transferred to him. Street Trees Valuable Assets. No one has ever been overheard saying that any community, town, city, State or nation grew too rnsmy street U' trees. On the other hand those hav ing the most have become famous for • > their civic pride and progressiveness. Again, countries or sections of coun tries have become barren, uninhabited wastes when denuded of all trees. Therefore, trees are in some cases a prime necessity and in all cases a valuable asset. So clearly is this rec ite ognized that there is much good-nat - ured rivalry as to which city is best planted or has the mo3t street trees In fact street trees are the finest mu nicipal asset a city may have, wheD gt -well-grown and officially controlled. Devotee of Dress. Titta Ruffo, the new barytone, praised in Philadelphia the elegance of the American woman. “At one of your Rittenhouse Square houses,” he said, “I complimented a , * husband on the elegance of his wife. 4 He laughed and replied: F ‘“Yes. my wife is indeed a devotee . ’ fashion. I’m sure if she were tq |f ^tje she’d never consent to be an an ' gel unless they’d let her wear a robe I -with a draped skirt.’” A Gallant Answer. “You seem to be an able-bodied man. B You ought to be strong enough to H -work.” 0 “l know, mum. And you seem to be -beautiful enough to go on the stage, but evidently you prefer the simple R life.” Pi After that speech he got a square O^s*oal and no reference to the wool' ~v^gMeddley. HOW ROMAN WENT COURTING Prospective Wife Had Nothing to Do With the Match, Though Ac corded High Position. When a boy had completed his studies and had reached the age of perhaps twenty-five or thirty, It was his duty to marry. After deciding upon a lady whom he thought suitable to be his wife he arranged the be throthal with her father, as the maid en was usually too young to be con sulted in the matter, and, furthermore, Roman women were always under guardianship. The marriage cere monies began with the feast and sac rifices in the house of the bride’s fa ther. In the evening a procession of youths, U)rch-bearers, musicians and guests escorted the bride to her fu ture home, where the groom carefully lifted her over the threshold, as it was an ill omen for her to touch the Bill with her foot. In case the wed ding was of the ancient sacred form termed confarreatio, the newly mar ried pair, after entering the house, ate together a sacred cake in the pres ence of ten witnesses and of the chief pontiff and priest of Jupiter. The ceremonies of the evening ended with a bridal song by the guests, and on the following day the husband gave a marriage feast to his friends. Though early custom placed the in the power of her husband, she went freely into society, attended the theaters and public games, taught her children, and sometimes aided her i husband in his political career, tier position as mistress of the household commanded respect from governmen' and society.—Exchange. Rare Attraction for a Sideshow. "I next have the pleasure, lay-dees and gen-tle-men,” announced the side show lecturer in orotund tones, indica ting a pale, wan, spectacled person on the platform, “of calling your kind at tention to one of the most remarkable curiosities on exhibition. He—” “Huh!" hypercritically ejaculated Tobe Sagg, who had nosed into the forefront of the crowd around the ros trum. “He looks just about like the ; rest of us.” | “Very true!” replied the orator. “But, despite that fact, he is, so far as we have any knowledge, the only specimen of his kind in existence—a | country editor who worked and fought | and labored for his party, with heart I and soul and might and main, merely because he thought it was right and I not because he wanted the postof flee!” I — Household Maneuver. ! “And what,” asked the caller, aftef he had been shown all over Mr. Bobb’s new house, “is that pretty little article hanging over the piano?” i “Don’t you know?” answered Mr. Bobbs, enthusiastically. “Why, that is a handy match receiver, made by Mrs. Bobbs. I scratch a match and use it. It must not be thrown on the floor—there is the receiver. Holding the burnt match carefully in my fin gers, I move the piano away from the ! wall to the center of the room. Then T __ J__ i » V, ^ knnrtrvirmf n n rl rr nf o X UU M 11 * 11 — * O stepladder. I place the stepladder against the wall, mount It, deposit the match in the receiver, climb down 1 again. I then return the stepladder to the basement, come back and move the piano into its former position. There’s nothing like having these handy things about the house. It makes for neatness and discourages | smoking.” He Saw It. \ Housekeeper—IIow is this? You : promised to saw some wood if I gave ! you a lunch. Tramp—I recall no such promise, madam. Housekeeper—The idea! I told you I would give you a lunch if you’d saw some wood, and you agreed Tramp—Pardon me, madam; your exact words were: ‘‘1*11 give you a lunch if you saw that vrood over there | by the gate.” Housekeeper—Exactly; that’s just what I said. Tramp—Well, madam, I saw the wood over there by the gate when 1 came in. # J *2® •O1 J. M. Thomas C. W. Williams !<;» O | Get Y our § I Cyclone Insurance | | NOW f % g g Before the Storm Comes g s — g I Tupelo lnsurai.ee Agency | ? THOMAS & WILLIAMS A J Phone 198 City Hall J A ♦ W. G. Hatchett. W. G. Hatchett, a cotton buy er who represented J. S. Patter son & Co., of Memphis, Tenn.. committed suicide Saturday morning by taking chloroform. The rash deed was committed on a farm one mile north of Aber deen. Mr. Hatchett spent a good portion of his time in Tupelo be fore the holidays. He was a quiet, unobtrusive man and made a number of friends here who regret to learn of his un timely death. Financial troub les are assigned as the cause of the suicide. SHERMAN. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Brown and children visited relatives at Wheeler Sunday and Monday. W. P. Littlejohn visited Mem phis on business Tuesday. Mr. McNeil, of Rogers, Ark., was the guest of his uncle, Mr. S. C. McNeil, last week. Miss Elsie Allmon visited homefolks at WTest Point Satur day and Sunday. Mrs. Thos, Bean, of New m mcjf M*. and Mrs. Jno. P. Caldwell Mon day and Tuesday. Mrs. R. P. Finley visited Tu pelo Monday. Miss, Blanche Jones, who is teaching school near New Al bany, visited her mother and family Saturday and Sunday. Mr. John Livingston visited Tupelo Saturday. Mrs. Frank Raspberry, of Chesterville, was the guest of her mother the past week. Mr. A. A. Bruce visited Tu pelo Monday. Mr. C. S. Jones, of Belden, was in town Friday. *_ A WHY ALGERNON WAS PEEVED Genial Elevator Boy Didn't Know Ex« actly What Name Meant, But He Didn’t Like It. "I aln’ feelln’ jes’ right, t’ank de Lo’d, Mistah Topflo’,” Algernon con fided gloomily the other evening. “I’a had a mighty strong narvls shock, sah. W’y, sah, w’ot ails me Is dere was a man ridin’ up in de elebater dls af’er noon w’ot call me names; an’ de name o’ dat man am Mlstoh Flossteln! Dere aln’ no one in dis house, Mlstoh Top no, aat i eieoates mo aan i uoes uuu an’ his family an’ his fr’en’s. An’ dat w’ot I git fo’ it! I cayn stan’ mos’ anyt’ing ’ceptin’ beki’ call names, Mis to Topflo’. “Wo’t he call me? Well, sah, he say I a monk-wum. I dunno’ zackly | w’ot a monk-wum is, but I knows it somet’ing bad, or he wouldn’t a-call me it. ‘Wo’t reason’ did he hab fo’ callin’ me dat name?’ Well, sah, it dis way; he say, ‘Algernon,’ he say, ‘wo’t you’ pollytics?’ an’ I say, ‘I’s a ’publican to de co’ an’ I vote fo’ Mis toh Wilson,’ I say. Dat w’y he git kin’ mad an’ call me dat name, Mis toh Topflo’. Monk-wum,” reflected Al gernon aloud and with lowering brow. “I reckon dat mean a kin’ haidge-hoag, Mistoh Topflo’. Yo’ t’ink it something on dat ode’, sah? Well, Mistoh Top flo’, I be’en call a heap names in my life, but dat de fus’ time anybody call me a haidge-hoag; an’ I don’t like it, Mistoh Topflo’—not wo’t a cent,” and Algernon shook his head bitterly, too sore even to smile.when Mr. Topfloor gave him a cigar. The Difference. The question is often asked why it is that a lawyer' in the trial of a case in the court room can call a man a scoundrel with impunity, and if an editor repeats such charges in his paper he is confronted with a libel suit, or there is a dead editor! One reas on for the difference is, perhaps, the people will believe what the editor says, while they will not believe the lawyer.—Greenville, (Tex,) Herald. rune* and hides |Hh ■ ■ mM HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR RAW FURS AND HIDES S Wool on Commission. Writs lor price* * ™ list mentioning this ad. JOHN WHITE & CO. LOUISVILLE, KY. I The Journal for Fine Job Printing. __ i THE NEW PARCELS POST SERVICE There Is Nothing Too Good For Our Customers It has always been “Hinds Bros. Policy” to give their patrons the best service possible. Beginning today, we are going to show our appreciation to the out of-town customers of the “Store of Quality” by Delivering Free of all postal charges within a radius of 50 miles, anything we sell on all amounts of $1.00 and over, that is mailable. For instance: Uncle Sam says that merchandise, to be mailable, must not weigh over eleven pounds or exceed seventy-two inches in length and girth combined. This not only applies to railroad points, but extends over all rural routes as well. Just think about the convenience of this offer. This means that you can call 159, or drop us a card and receive the article wanted the next time the mail carrier passes your door. If you need a new pair of shoes for yourself, for your wife, or anybody that wears good shoes; a new shirt, hat or suit of clothes, or anything that a man or boy wears, give us an idea of your needs and the goods will be Delivered Free of charge just as we deliver to the residents of Tupelo. Don’t you see the convenience of this offer ? Especially when it is made by a store that has “Just One Price—and one Just Price.” All goods will be sent on approval, to be returned at once if not satisfactory. Send us your orders. Rural Postal Rates from Tupelo, Miss., are: For first pound_5c Each additional pound lc Eleven pounds_15c GREAT Sacrifice Sale ?I7,000.00 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE TO BE SOLD AT A SACRIFICE We have bought the entire stock of the Net tleton Supply Co., and offer rare bargains for a few days in Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats, Clothing, Millinery, Cutlery, Sewing-Machines, Store Fixtures in fact, everything found in an up-to-date store. Will trade for any Kind of live stock Rather than pay freight in moving the stock we are going to sell these goods. Do not wait until the stock is picked over, but come on and get your share of the bargains G. W. LONG & CO. Nettleton, Mississippi.