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TUPÊLO MISS. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1913 NO. 37 S 1.50 Per Annum "BE JUST AND PEAR NOT." Φ1.50 per Annum METHODISJ CONFERENCE COMPLETES ITS LABORS The Bishop Announces Appoint ments for the Ensuing Year. At noon Monday the annual conference of the Methodist church for North Mississippi completed its labors and ad journed. The work of the conference was dispatched with uniform courtesy by the bishop, who is possessed of splendid executive ability. The reports from the various districts indicate that the work of the church is progres sing in a spiritual way, yet the collections in a majority of the districts fell short of the asses ments. Monday morning was consumed in hearing the reports of com mittees, which were usually arinnfpH without discussion. A resolution giving to the women of the church representation among the laity was tabled. Before adjournment the con 3 ' ference passed resolutions ex tending thanks to the people of Tupelo for their generous and lavish hospitality. Conference adjourned promptly at noon and ι the visitors left during the after noon for their respective homes. APPOINTMENTS MADE. The business of the conference was concluded with the reading of the following appointments for the ensuing year: Greenville District—H S Spragin, presiding elder; Areola, W C Lester; yBenoit and Beulah, Ε M Shaw; Boyle f Circuit, J J Brooks; Clarksdale, W S Lagrone; Cleveland, Ε R Smoot; Coa homa and Lyon, Η M Young; Friar Point, W L Storment; Glen Allen, J H Bell; Greenville, J Τ Lewis; Gunnison, ^ .1 Η Smith; Jonestown and Belen, Olin fRay; Leland and Hollendaie, L W Cain; Lula and Dubbs, Τ J Halfacre, Rose «gï dale and Hillhouse, J M Ward; Shaw 5^3 and Merigold, L Ρ Wasson; Shelby Circuit, Τ M Bradley; Tunica and Rob insonville, J D Wroten; editor New Or leans Christian Advocate, R A Meeks; "•-yehapiain United States army, J H .$9, fyïoose; students Vanderbilt university, ,Β R Wasson and J A Coleman; district commissioner of education, J Τ Lewis. Holly Springs District—R A Tucker, presiding elder; Abbeville circuit, C Τ Floyd; Ashland circuit, J R James; Βγ ; halia circuit, L AMcKeown; Cambridge ■ Circuit, J C Nelson (supply; Coffeeville i'ireuit. W V Shearer; Duck Hill circuit, J Ε Stephens; Grenada, J A Hall; Gre nada circuit, Melville Johnson; Holly ; , Splines, W Ν Duncan; Lamar circuit, W S Selman; Mount Pleasant circuit, W R Williams; Oxford, Ε S Lewis; Paris circuit, C W Baley; Pine Valley, KM Papasad (supply); Potts Camp circuit, J L Nabors; Randolph circuit, /■Q D Ber.nett (supply); Red Banks cir \ cuit, J M Carpenter; Taylor circuit, R Ρ Goar; Waterford circuit, J C Greg ory (supply); Water Valley, First M church, Τ Η Dorset; Water Valley, Ν v Main street, W J O'Bryant; president Grenada college, J R Countiss; district i;'ommissioner of education, Ε C Lewis. Sardis District—J W Dorman, pre Iaiding elder. Arkabuta circuit, J A Biffle; Batesville, J Τ Lockhart; Charles on, Β W Babb; Cockrum circuit, R I Collins; Cold water, W H Mounger, Como, J Β Randolph;Courtland circuit, S Raper; Crenshaw circuit, W G .oberts; Eureka circuit, Τ L Porter; I ernando, S M Thames; Lake Cormo· lint and Hinds, A F Moore; Longtown, Ircuit, A M Bennett; Oakland circuit, ames Porter; Olive Branch circuit, Τ Porter; Pleasant Hill circuit, J R ' ■Vyilson; Sardis, L M Lipscomb; Sena jbia, S Β Myers; Tyro circuit, Τ Ε Gregory: Wall Hill circuit, W W Brû ler; Sardis circuit, J Β Conner (supply) district commissioner of education, W [ Mounger, Wibona District—Β Ρ Jaco, presiding Welder; Belzoni circuit, Ο L Savage ;Car irollton, W W Jones, G W McLain, sup jrnumerary; Drew circuit, J W Raper; Dublin circuit, J W Price; Greenwood, Ε Cunningham; Indianola, Τ M îrownlee; Indianola mission, C R A îrantley; Isola circuit, W Ο Wagoner; tta Bena, J Ε Thomas; Lambert cir ft, I F Holland; Mars Hill circuit, Continued on Page Twelve "Λ Annual Meeting of Stockholders The first annual meeting of the Cotton States Life Insurance company was held in the office of the company Tuesday, Dec. 2. This meeting is provided for by the charter of the company, but as the by-laws provide for an other annual meeting on the 3rd Tuesday in January the meeting was called to order by President E. C. Hinds and adjourned with out going into any detail work. A report was submitted by the secretary and treasurer, Ira F. Archer, that shows that the company has had phenominal success for the first year. Not withstanding the difficulties under which it labored as a young company, this statement shows that the uotton states Laie nas done a greater business in life insurance than any other com pany in Mississippi during the first year of its existence. This showing is highly gratifying to the officers and stockholders. The meeting was adjourned until the 3rd Tuesday in January. 1914, when a detailed report of the affairs of the company will be submitted. Ritter-Filgo. At the home of the bride, four miles west of town, \ on Sunday morning, Nov. 30, Miss Mattie Filgo was married to Mr. Floyd Ritter, the ceremony being per formed by the Rev. G. W. Gor don of the Methodist church. The attendants were Miss Bet tie Long and Troy Filgo, Miss Beatrice Reese and Hugh Steph enson. A large number of in vited guests were present to witness the interesting cere mony. The bride is the attractive and popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Filgo, while the groom is a successful and popular young business man of Belden. Mr. and Mrs. Ritter left im mediately after the ceremony for Birmingham, Ala., from which point they will visit relatives of the groom in that state. The happy couple have the best wishes of a host of friends. Presbyterian Young Woman's Guild. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Riley building, the young ladies of the Presbyterian church will give a bazaar for the benefit of the church at which the follow ing will be the menu: Turkey Dressing Cianberry Sauce Beaten Biscuits Pickles Coffee Price, 25 cents Chicken Salad Pickles Crackers Price, 25 cents Oyster Cocktail Price, 30 cents per dozen Oyster Stew Price, 15 cents U. D. C. Notice. The meeting of the U. D. C. local chapter takes place Friday, Dec. 12, at 3 p. m., with Mrs. W. J. McClure. The ladies propose to depart somewhat from the regular order of exercises and make it a Christmas program. A full attendance is desired, so that a hearty welcome can be extended to the new members. Christmas Fireworks. We have a large assortment of Baloone, Roman Candles Skyrockets, Cannon Crack * ere, Sparklers, Large Tor pedoes, Erupting Volcanoes and Son-of-a-Gune. BAKER à COLEMAN. Department of Agriculture Established. Pursuant to a call made in last week's issue of The Journal by Chancellor Robins, a good num ber of the progressive citizens of the county met with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday for the purpose of discussing the prac ticability of establishing a de partment of agriculture in Lee county. Field AgentWilson, of the De partment of Agriculture of the United States government, was present and made a practical talk in advocacy of the establish ment of the department in the county. A number of our promi nent farmers also spoke in ad vocacy of the measure. The Board of Supervisors, after hearing from our citizens, voted to establish the department and will subscribe $1,000 toward pay ing the salary of a commissioner. The remaining $500 which is re nuired to secure a comDetent man will be paid by the United States government. The com missioner will be selected in time to begin work for another year. This step is a wise one and the best results are sure to follow the labors of an experienced man among our people. We are now confronting a grave proposition in dealing with the boll weevil and we must change our meth ods if we win out in this fight. Woodmen Elect Officers. Tuesday night, Dec. 2, Tupelo Camp, No. 130, W.O.W., elected the following officers to serve during the year 1914: T. K. Boggan, counsul com mander. A. H. Taylor, adviser lieuten ant. W. A. Tucker, banker. G. M. Crane, clerk. C. P. Lowe, escort. C. G. Murff, watchman. J. F. Winders, sentry· W. M. Watson, manager for three years. There were six new applica tions, which were passed to a committee for action. The Tupelo camp is one of the largest in north Mississippi, having over 260 members, and is in good financial condition. With the above officers to direct the affairs of the camp, the member ship will no doubt increase to 300 within the next six months. Baby Mimi Yvonne, in Francis Wilson's Coimdy Success, The Bachelor's Baby, at the Comus. Saturday December 6 The success of our imall farmers is aptly demonstrated w the case of Walter Lyon, living on\T. C. Brown's place, near R cbmond, Wv.o made this year nine bales of cotton and 150 bush els of corn and had only one sViall mule to work. In addition to Mr.' t Lyon's corn and cotton crop, he also made plenty of potatoes and peas and other necessary item· for household ose dur ing the winter. Rev. W. L. Duren. Following the laws governing appointments of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Rev. W. L. Duren could no longer re main as pastor of the Methodist church here and was on Monday named by the bishop as pastor of the First Ôhurch at Columbus, Miss. Mr. Duren served the church here four years, and during that time won his. way not only to the hearts of the members of his own congregation, but also gained the highest esteem of all denomi nations and our people generally. Mr. Duren ranks in the fore front of his denomination, and by his liberal views he com mands the respect of all people regardless of their church af filiations. His congregation was unanimous in their endorsement of him and gave him loyal sup port in his labors here. In his work as pastor of the Methodist church, Mr. Duren was ably assisted by Mrs. Duren, < * It 11 wno was ηυ îesa esietuieu uy un. In leaving Tupelo the family carry with them to their new field the very best wishes of our people. Rev. J. C. Parks. On Monday Bishop Atkins, who presided over the conference here, appointed Rev. J. C. Parks as pastor of the Methodist church in Tupelo for the ensuing year. Mr. Parks comes here from Macon, where he has served* the church there for the last two years. He has filled a number of the leading appointments in the conference and is one of the most beloved of the many preach ers that compose that body. A man of fine intelluctual attain ments, he also possesses in a marked degree those social quali ties that endear him to all with whom he is associated. · The Methodist congregation is to be congratulated in securing a pastor who measures up to the high standard which has been maintained at this place. Mr. Parks is expected to fill the pul pit Sunday morning. November Weather. The month of November com pares favorably with the corre sponding month of last year in the amount of rainfall, which totals 0.88 inch for the entire month. Last year the total was Π 79. ini»h. In 1911 the total for the month was 2.21 inches. Rain fell on four days only. There were 18 clear days, six partly cloudy and six cloudv. The pre vailing wind direction was south. The month was somewhat warmer than that of last year, the average maximum tempera ture being 65.5 degaees, the av erage minimum 42 3, and the overage for the month 55.57, This monthly average exceeded that of last year by about six degrees. The thermometer reached the highest point, 77, on the 23d, and the lowest, 21, was recorded on the 11th. Lightning was observed in the north on the night of the 29th. Wm. S Vincent, Co-operative, Observer. Cum Old Sons, Otiwr RmdmBm Won't Curr. The worst case·, no matter of how loos standing are cored by the wonderful, old reliable Dr. Porter's Antiseptic Healing: Oil. It relieve· Pain and Heal· at the Mme time. 25c, 50c. 11.00 COLDS & LaGRIPPE 5 or β dotes βββ will break any cate of Chills & Fever, Colds & LaGrippe; it acta on the liver better than Calomel and doe· not • · n_· or_ Strength and Service It is the character of the men who manage and direct the bank that insures the distinctive feature of safety that you demand. This bank is managed by men who have earned their own private fortunes by legitimate methods. They are men who command the confidence of all who know them. They apply to the bank's businuss the same business intellegence and high sense of integrity practiced in their own business. The men who compose the man - agement and directory of this bank are a strong guaran tee of absolute safety. Peoples Bank & Trust Co. Tupelo, Mississippi CAPITAL - . $125,000.00 SURPLUS and PROFITS - 50,000.00 OFFICERS JOHN M. ALLEN,V-Pres. J. J. ROGERS, Pres. S. J. HIGH, Cashier M. E. LEAKE, V-President S. S. HARRIS, Ass. Cashier Farm With Dynemite Mr. F. W. Argall. Jr., Demonstrator for Atlas Powder Co., is at Monaghan Hotel and any by the most up-to-date and productive method should drop a card to the above address and have this party call. Estimates and Demonstrations Free of Charge V Stump Blasting Tree Planting Subsoiling X ONEY) On Improved Farm Lands TO [ 8 per cent, interest. 5 to 10 Years. For Farther information apply to Ο. K. GARY, Tupelo, Miss LOAN, Loans Stocks Bonds Real Estate We have customers desiring loans on Bank Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate. These loans will net you 7 and 8 per cent. Correspondence Invited. MING MORTGAGE and REALTY COMPANY 202 3 4, Jefferson Co. Saving Bank Bldg. Birmingham, Ala We Have Many Beauti ful Useful things to Sel ect from for Christmas What could be nicer than a pretty piece of furniture for a Christmas Present? Let us put it aside for you now, don't wait for the rush. You get what you want When you want it at— Dimpkin-Pegues Company isAa ■ >i§TUPELO, MISS.