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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
Entered at the Tupelo Post Office as second class mail matter. F. L. KINCANNON, - Prop RATES OF ADVERTISING DISPLAY advertisements at rate of $1.00 per running il eh per month of four weeks. Libérai discounts made on ν 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. DEC. 12. 1913 LET THE GOVERNMENT DO THE WORK. Representatives of the great Mississippi delta section appear ed before the Rivers and Harbors committee of congress urging that the government taite cnarge of the great delta and provide means of protecting that rich section from floods. The contention was made that that section has exhausted all available means of protecting themselves and that the govern ment should come to their relief. There should be no need for ar gument to establish the fact that the delta should be protected at government expense. Here are ten thousand square miles of th· finest soil in the world, where frequently magnificent crops are devastated by overflows. The section must be relied upon to furnish a great quantity of the products necessary for the com fort of the entire people of the country. This condition of affairs should readily appeal to those who are entrusted with the preservation of the country's resources. The government is frequently called upon to aid the arid west where vast deserts spread out and show no form of vegetation of commercial value. Only a use less scrubby vegetation is found there, and the only inhabitants are the cayote and prairie dog. By the magic touch of the in ventive 2£jniuF cS"i»an/ backed by government funds, these arid wastes have been transformed into perfect and luxurious gar dens. Irrigation has transformed them and their productiveness is marvelous. If the westerner is furnished irrigation to reclaim his desert of sand, why could not the man of the delta receive the same consideration in having his lands protected from the floods that visit and destroy not only his crops, but the lives of the people? COTTON RECEIPTS Columbus had received up to last Friday night 24.663 bales of cotton this season and . shipped 16,916. Aberdeen had received up to the night of the 26th, 26,945 bales, and shipped 14,396. —Aberdeen Examiner. On the same date Τ upelo had received at the compress 40,301 bales and shipped out 27,750 bales. At the close of business Decem ber 9th, the compress had re ceived 47,065 bales and had ship ped out 32,922 bales. In ad dition to the recipts of the com press should be added the stock in private warehouses which is between 6000 and 7000 bales of cotton—making receipts to date of 54,000 bales. Tupelo will receive 75,000 bales during the season and will be come the second cotton town in the state. Greenwood ranking first. Meridian was at one time a 100,000 bale market, has dropped into the neighberhood of 30,000 bales. The compress at Jackson that had been hand ling 50,000 bales will handle be tween 9,000 and 10.000 bales. One compress in Southern Mis sissippi that handled 30,000 bales has only handled 1,900 bales dur ing the season. These figures tell the story of the boll weevil. Wherever he has located the effects of his work has been felt and devastation his followed Shis coming. He is in this latitude but got here too late to do great damage in 1913. The counties south of us have him in much greater numbers and will no doubt suffer a year ahead of us, but we believe that the crop of 1914 will be materially affected. The banks of Mississippi buy Red Cross Christmas Seals. The president of every bank knows that a man with consumption working in his bank is a menace to every other employee and to the general public who do busi ness there. Mr. Bank President employes men with sound lungs and clear brains. He protects himself and the public by buying Red Cross Christmas Seals. A. Montgomery Ward, head of the great mail order house in Chicago, died last Saturday at u:_ ι 4-U ΛΜΛ Λ £ ηΗΛιΚΜΛΜίη which followed two falls ihat broke an arm, a shoulder blade and hip. Mr· Ward rose from a day laborer to the presidency of the greatest mail order house in the country and died worth fif teen million dollars. The secret of his success lay in the fact thai he knew how to advertise and did it. During the past week Texas was visited by a storm that re sulted in great, loss of life and property. More than 200 lives are reported to have been lost in the great flood that swept down the Brazos valley. Only through the use of the telephone were the people arouâed and notified of the approaching danger. A number of telephone girls re mained at their posts sounding warnings ahead of the flood until it was necessary to remove them from their offices in boats. SA ubb S3®£1!£ 9C IN BOTTLES AND. AT FOUNTS " Why We Do Not Burn Wltchct. When the old Puritan got so excited over witches that he couldn't sleep and was willing to burn the old women to get rid of them, he showed that he did not have the steady nerve of the modern man, who sees things ten times more mysterious happening all the time and never gets at all re cited. The reason why they did not have so many in the asylums at that time was because there were no asy lums to which they could be sent— Omaha World Herald. Every Day Resolve. I will this day try to live a simple, sincere and serene life; repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity and self eeeking, cultivating cheerfulnese, magnanimity, charity and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversa tion, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike trust in God.—Bishop Vincent. ι ! To Cure a Cold in One Day Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops the Cough and Headache and works off the Cold. Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 8. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. 25c. Don't fail to read our ad elsewhere. Great reductions are offered. Asa W. Allen Co. To Tighten a Cane Seat. When the cane seat of a chair sage, It may be tightened and made to look as good as new by scrubbing It with hot water and eoap until the cane le wet thoroughly and then drying it in the hot sun. Public Works Notice. Notice is hereby given that this Board will on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1914, in front of the court house door in the City ot Tupelo, Miss., within legal hours at public outcry award the contract or contracts for doing the following public work, to-wit: For removing and putting back in place the wooden bridge across canal in Town Creek bottom on Tupelo and Ellistown road. For new bridge on Tupelo and Fulton road in Town Creek bottom, being first bridge west of Mud Creek canal. For new bridge across ditch on Gun town and Marietta road near J. S. Howerton. Fow new bridge across Bogue Falah creek on Β lack land road. For reflooring iron bridge across Tishomingo creek on Guntown and Riplev road. For retlooring Town Creek iron bridge on Tupelo and Fulton road. Witness my signature this the 3d day of December, 1913. J. M. Witt, Clerk. I Low Rates Mobile & Ohio Railroad - Account Christmas and New Year ^ Holidays Dates of Sale Dec. 17th to 25th, inclusive, also Dec. 31st, 1913 and January 1st, 1914. All tickets to bear final re turn limit of January 6th, 1914. For full Particulars call on your nearest ticket agent. G. E. ALLEN, T. P. Agt. I II Great Sale of Dry Goods Now From now until the First of January we are offer ing our entire stock of Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats and Notions at S acrifice Prices This sale includes everything in our stock, nothing reserved. We must make room for our large new stock which will arrive the first of the year. Just received a car load of "Character" Flour, the best on the market, every barrel guaranteed to give satisfaction or your money refunded. SALE BEGINS TODA Y Do not fail to come and get the benefit of these Greatly Reduced prices. How about these? Hope Domestic per yd 7\c Good Brown Domestic per yd.6c Calicos 4 and 5c 10-4 sheeting _22c Good overalls, per pair 75c 221bs Y. C. sugar $1 62 lbs good roasted Coffee/... $1 Everything reduced in proportion J. C. MARSHALL "Λ.,·-/ ι There's a great satisfaction in the thought that you may send the children - to this store, and know they will be given the same careful attention as you would have if jlou came in person. Our little customers take a special de light in coming here for that very reason, which probably explains the great numbers who come to do Mama's ! shopping every day. Your child's order, or your order re ceived by ' phone, will invariably be followed by the promptest and careful service we can possibl y give. We guarantee satisfaction always \ * The Absolute COMFORT and FREEDOM She Enjoys in Every Pose—Wearing ATHENA UNDERWEAR FOR WOMEN, MISSES, CHILDREN in which every objectionable feature of the usual knit garment has been entirely eliminated. Here are the fea tures which will appeal to every woman who would know comfort, correctness and daintiness in her knit underwear. THE PATENT-FITTED SEAT—The most notable improvement ever made in underwear designing, being so shaped that it clings snugly to the figure in any posture. THE THREE-CORNERED GUSSET—Relieves the strain at the thigh, giving greater comfort and longer wear. THE PERFECTED SHOULDER-STAY-Keeps the garment ' from stretching down over the shoulder and holds the sleeve in place. TIIE FITTED SHOULDER AND SLEEVE—Give the natural form to the bust and the proper tapering to the back. THE EXTRA-ELASTIC CUFF—Holds the sleeve in place and keeps it from slipping up on the arm. SHAPING AND SIZING—Giving Athena garments the actual body lines and proportions, and affording sizes that will f:t every figure with tailored precision. You can buy Athena at the price you have been paying for ordinary underwear. Thirty-eight fabrics in high-neck and lpw-neck union suits and vests; ankle-length, knee length and umbrella drawers.^ Twenty-eight distinctive shapes. 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