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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
Entered at the Tupelo Post Office as second . class mail matter. F. L. KINCANNON, - Pro RATES OF ADVERTISING DISPLAY advertisements at rate of $1.00 per running it ch per month of four weeks. Liberal discounts made on v early contracts. Notice of meetings of strictly chari table organizations will be inserted one time free; all other notices must be paid for. , TUPELO. MISS. Oct. 3. 1913 For Senator We are authorized to announce R. L. Birmingham as a candidate for State Senator to fill the unexpired term caused by the death of Dr. Broyles. BOLL WEEVIL HERE. Although a little behind time in his appearance, the boll weevil has finally been discovered on Lee county soil and is here ready to do business another year. The entomologists of the State pre dicted his appearance in this latitude two years ago, but the excessive cold weather of winter before last delayed his coming. On the farm of Mr. J. M. Thomas, near Shannon, he dis covered quite a number and brought a lot to Tupelo, which he placed on exhibition Monday. Mr. William Morris, residing four miles northeast of Tupelo, was here Saturday with a load of seea couon ana miormea me writer that he saw one on his wagon that morning, and that he saw signs of them in his crop last spring. Mr. Morris resided a number of years in Texas and states that he cannot possibly be mistaken about it being the boll weevil. The weevil has been in Chick asaw county some time and was discovered this year at Green wood Springs in Monroe county, and in Pontotoc county, and is reported to be in Itawamba coun ty, near Dorsey and Mantachie. There is no need to become panic stricken at the appearance of the pest, but on the other hand, we should accept the situ ation and make the best of it. It has been demonstrated in the experience of others that a change of policy is absolutely necessary in order to maintain ourselves against the adverse conditions which confront us. The necessity arises for us to more generally diversify our farm crops and to cut down the acreage in cotton. With the present high prices prevailing for all other farm products, our farmers should find it ‘an easy matter to keep the returns from their farms up to what they have been with cotton as the principal source of revenue. To cut down the number of I weevils it is advised that as soon as the cotton is gathered every stalk should be burned. The weevil hibernates on the stalk and in the grass and bushes, and the field should be burned off as soon as the crop is gathered. In , planting next spring the fact ' „i_i j u~ i._4. j J ouuuiu ut- in uiiuu tiiat uiu ^ number of acres planted to the hand must be materially reduced. In addition to the usual working of the crop the necessity will j arise to destroy the punctured , bolls as fast as they fall from the stalk. These must be picked . up by hand and burned. Con- j siderable additional labor will be entailed in doing this, and with a full crop it cannot be done. The question of the best var iety of seed to be planted should be investigated before planting ( time, and the best seed obtained. A great deal depends upon the ' time of the maturing of the crop, 1 and the seed should be planted j with the view of escaping the , weevil as far a3 possible. Directions of experts who have studied this question can be ob tained from the government, and our farmers should read up on j the subject and become fully ac quainted with the weevil and his c methods before the fight is on t next year. EFFECTS OF COCAINE The deplorable affair whicl took place last Sunday morninj at Harrison, Jefferson county, ir which eleven people lost theii lives was the result of the use ol cocaine by two negroes, broth ers, named Jones. At first it was reported that a riot was on be tween the races, but after mat ters quieted down it was discov ered that the murderous wort grew out of the use of cocaine bj the Jones negroes. Insane from the use of the deadly drug they first attacked some negroes and afterwards everybody that came withir reach of their deadly fire. The sheriff and circuit clerk and a citizen of Jefferson county were the three whites who lost theii lives in an effort to arrest the in sane murderers. The Jones neg roes when caught were summar ily lynched. The use of cocaine by negroes results in the worst crimes in the South. The drug stirs all the ferocity of their na tures and nothing short of blood shed satisfies them. Recognizing this danger to so ciety, the legislature of the state a number of years ago made it a criminal offense to sell the drug except on the prescription of a practicing physician. In most places this law is respected and observed, but occasionally drug gists are found who disregard the law and sell cocaine to all who apply for it. As the result such cases as happened atHarri son appall us with their direful results. The druggists who so utterly disregard the welfare of his community by selling cocaine indiscriminately is an enemy to society and the law cannot deal with him too severely. Where the practice is indulged in the officers should run down the of fender and see that he is proper ly punished. The lives of the people should not be jeopardized JThat some grasping druggist may reap a profit out of the sale of this dead • ly drug. _ -- THE VALUE OF STEEL COACHES The value of the modern steel coach as a life preserver is being demonstrated in the frequent wrecks in which this coach re mains intact and the passengers therein escape unhurt, while the old wooden coach is dashed to pieces and the lives of its pas sengers are sniffed out in the twinkling of an eye. In a recent wreck on the Illi nois Central the’’passengers in the massive steel cars escaped without bruises. In a wreck on Saturday night on the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley road, just oorth of Vicksburg, the two oundred passengers occupying steel coaches escaped unhurt. Hie adoption of the steel coach py the railroads are proving to oe a feature of economy, although ;heir .original cost is much great er than that of the wooden coach. Fewer damage suits follow wrecks, and the roads escape ives are lost and passengers are nained. The steel coach should be re juired by the mail clerks who ire near the engine and are fre juently caught in death traps, rhe lives of the’clerks should be )rotected by the government in ill contracts with railroads for :arrying the mail. _ The Commercial TApDeal on Monday issued its estimate of ;he condition of the cotton crop >n September 25th, which is Maced at 65.1 per cent of a lormal crop. In the opinion of ;he ^correspondents Mississippi las lost 4 points since August 13rd as reported by the govern nent on that date. hat part are you taking in he war on flies?” “I do sentry Inty at the breakfast table over he milk pitcher every morning. ” -Kansas City Journal. Home aTow 6 Helps LOOK TO NEXT GENERATION Many Reasons Advanced for Super vised Play in Rural Communities of the Country. Country towns and rural communi ties need recreational activities .even more than cities do, according to C. Seymour Bullock, supervisor of play grounds, New London, Conn., who made a strong plea for supervised play in rural communities at the season of the Recreation congress at Rich mond, Va. “Boys who were leaders when I was a boy are leaders now when I have be come a man. The fellow who led in the games, the fellow who made the first dive when we came to the rim of the ‘old swimming hole,’ is the one who, for better or for worse, has shown the power of initiative. “This law of leadership furnishes the greatest argument in favor of su pervised play. If those born leaders of their kind are trained to lead in the right direction, the world will be bet ter when this next generation of boys have taken their place among men. “Nowadays when this country-boy leader goes from his rural home to the city he brings with him a fund of vitality and physical strength. But, he himself, narrow and ill-poised, is often borne by his own surplus energy and love of excitement into the worst of the city's temptations. “The country’ offers nothing for its lonely boys and girls to offset the lure of the city. Schools and churches have not done their part “Every country school should fol low the example already set by a few. Let the country school Institute super vise play at recess and after school hours, so that boys and girls may 1__J - Lilli__J .U_1_1*.__1 __ u o\A/iauim/ uuu aivi uidui mj lng together and helping younger chil dren to play. “There should be also a large build ing for athletics and social gatherings. It will cost money, but it will save many boys and girls from vice and crime. “It is estimated that Connecticut ex pends $870,000 yearly In caring for her criminals. Better devote part of this sum to saving those whose devel opment into criminals or good citizens depends largely u^>on good recreation, or the lack of it.” . GARDEN CITIES FOR WORKERS No Factory Plan Can Be Adequate That Does Not Provide for Homes for Employes. — Perhaps the ideal of garden cities Is approachable in this country. The subject at least affords much material | for study. Of recent date is such a study of two Cincinnati suburbs by Graham ttomeyn Taylor, who discusses it in i the Survey. A number of factories \ moved from the center of the city to Norwood and Oakley under favorable circumstances. But their employes failed to move with them. Lees than 10 per cent, live in the two suburbs ar near by. Only a handful may walk to and from their work. Why? Be cause, as Mr. Taylor believes, there was no semblance of adequate towrn planning to embrace the factory work ers. While the factory managers made sufficient provision for the dis tant future of industry, “a far-sighted view of community development is en tirely lacking. The abode of industry was thus assured when land was cheap. Similar assurance for homes for the workers away from the con gested Cincinnati was nobody’s con cern.” So Mr. Taylor concludes that “one neighborhood recreation center such as Chicago now has to the number of nearly twenty, might, with intelligent leadership, solve the problem.” More nver, “The removal of the factory to the rim of the big city is not an ade quate solution of our civic-industrial problem if it leaves the worker’s home In congestion, or even if it transports It to a region where the whole fabric or community lire is leri to remain undeveloped.” Mistakes undoubtedly will be made In the development of the garden city Idea, but they may well lead to final success in the movement. School Gardens and Societies. School gardens continue to receive a constantly increasing share of pub lic attention. From very many parts of the country reports reach us bear ing witness to this widespread inter est. There can be no question but that the movement should be encour aged by all who are in any way con cerned in practical horticulture. If the younger generation has implanted in it an intelligent interest in garden routine work, together with an intel ligent acquaintance with growing plants, there will not be the need of so much missionary work in garden art in the future as there has been in the past. ' ' - " . ^ Kill Dandelions or Be Fined. Failure to root out dandelions will be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, in Omaha, Neb., if an ordinance favored by Mayor Dahlman, passes the city council. The mayor declares dan delion a public nuisance and says he will go the limit to secure their ex termination. l. . 4 I SC IN BOTTLES ANO AT FOUNTS THE TRI-STATE FAIR. The exhibits of live stock at the Tri-State fair last week at Memphis seems to have been an inspiration to all who went from this section to the fair. The mag nificent exhibits of blooded cattle, fine hogs and good sheep that were gathered from all over the country was an index to what can be accomplished in the way of stock raising in the South. In this magnificent collection it is gratifying to know that Mississippi was represented by some of the best animals to be seen anywhere. Some of the choicest premiums went to Mis sissippians, and Lee county came j in for her share of the premiums j on hogs. CAR LOAD OF BUGGIES -Top Buff ffies. Runabouts and Surries. Trice Rrymond Hardware Co. 26 Trustee’s Sale. Pursuant to the provisions of a certain Deed of Trust executed by \V. F. Calloway on the 5th day of January, A. D., 1911, to secure certain indebt edness therein mentioned to J. A. Sanders, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s office of Lee County, Mississippi, in Deed Record Book No. 94, pagre 413, 1 will, as substi tuted Trustee in said Deed of Trust, on the 5th day of November, A.D.,1913. at the Postoffice door in the town of Verona, Mississippi, within legral hours, offer for sale, at public outcry, to the high est bidder for cash, the following: described prop erty: Beg?inning? at an iron stob in the center of the street running? in front of F. A. Green’s dwelling? house, and running? due west 20 feet, thence south to the north line of lane, thence a westward course along? lane and pasture fence to big? ditch; thence up the ditch in a northeast di rection to section line; thence east to corner of street; thence due south to the iron stob at the beg?inning? point, containing? three acres more or less, situated in Lee County and State of Miss issippi. Such title conveyed as is vested in me as Trustee aforesaid. This 1st day of October, 1913. 28-5t W. J. BUNCH, Trustee. ^ - III Winter is Coming on and a New Suit is a Necessity You can get the best and latest styles right at home. A first class tailoring establishment has been opened up for your accommodation. Will cut, and make a garment to fit your body in every respect. Hope yon will give me a call and see what 1 can do to please you. Full line of Domestic and Imported woolens. I do a specialty of alterating and repairing-also ladies’ garments made to fit. All kind of furs worked over. Satisfaction guaranteed. Everybody Invited to*Come and Inspect my Stock. IL. B. RUBIN, Star Custom Tailor At C. W. Hall’s Tupelo, Miss. tfBHHMflHnBMUBBHMHflBaHRBBBBHBBMMMMBIPaaMBHBMMB I St. Louis, Mo., and Return I Popular low rate Excursion Special Train Meridian, Miss., Union City, Tenn., and inter mediate points October 22nd, returning on reg ular trains on or before October 26th. Follow ing is fare from some points and comparitively low rates from all other points: Aberdeen, to Guntown, Miss., including branches $7.00 y. Corinth, Miss., - - 6.00 S| Henderson, Tenn.,.5.45 ||| __ Jackson, Tenn. ----- - 5.00 gX| ■ Union City. Tenn. 4.00 H ■ For full particulars call on your ■ I nearest Local M. & O. Agent. I — ^ ii » mu ^ 1 —Fashion Hints From, tkeStyle Skow Suits that Give New Figure Lines In the new silhouette, the most striking note is the tapering effect—the width just below the hips and the narrowing down about the feet. Skirts are longer this season—as long as they can comfortably be worn—and must be draped close to follow the lines of the figure. Many of the most elegant new costumes show drapery at the front, but the skirt that is draped at the side vies for favor. Much of this new drapery flows down from the waist i line, swelling somewhat below the hips; again it is introduced in plaits or gathers at the belt with the folds swinging off to right or left or caught in at the sides—styles which maintain the indispensable nar row effect about the ankles. To be really in the height of the mode, the skirt must be slashed. The slash, as Bischof uses it, is generally the un stitched end of a deep lapped seam and is designed only to relfcve the narrowness of the new skirt. The coats, too, show the tapering effect. The important i part the cutaway plays is seen everywhere in connection with the elongated panel back. The sleeves also accentuate the long, sloping shoulder lines, most of them being of the Mandarin type set low on the arm. As these sleeves are long and fit the forearm closely, they are set into a large, pear-shaped armhdle. In every Bischof gar ment a tiny gusset under the arm insures comfort, freedom and good service. Come in and see how cleverly Bischof uses every one of these new style features. You will find a wealth of suggestions—for he has thought out all your needs for Fall and Winter in garments that combine the most fashionable effects with moderate price. Come in and see this interesting collection nowj make your selection before the choicest models are taken. Shelby Topp.