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Good Work by Anti-Tubercu
losis Campaign Committee The greatest work yet accom plished by the Mississippi Anti Tuberculosis Campaign Commit mittee, purporting to stop the spread of consumption, has been done this summer. It is an acknowledged fact that the startling death rate from consumption in this state is due largely to the existence of the disease among the colored people and its spread by them among the white population. The unsanitary, or rather lack of any sanitary conditions, in the home of the negro is deplorable. He is not so much indifferent to, as entirely ignorant of, any pre ventative measures that will save him from this contagious disease. To meet this condition the Mississippi Anti - Tuberculosis Campaign Committee has inau gurated a plan of work which not only provides the desperately needed aid to the negro, but at the same time proves a great protection to the white people against the spread of consump tion. The plan is very simple. There has been organized, under the ausDices of the Anti-Tuberculosis Committee, an Order of Colored Crusaders of the Double Red Cross in Mississippi. Every preacher of every church in the state to act as grand master of a chapter composed for the most part of the members of his con gregation. The metting of the Order to be held after the regu lar church service. The negro preacher is the natural teacher of his race. His people obey him. The commit tee furnishes the preacher with short lectures explaining the nature of consumption; how con tracted; how to tell when on* is suffering from the disease; what to do when one has already con tracted it to prevent giving it to others; and telling certain simple things to do in order to prevent the contracting of the disease. Sheets bearing a cut illustrating the point of the lecture are dis tributed among the people by the grand master. In has .been the care of the committee to present this study of the cause and the prevention of consumption in so simple a fKnf îf non Kû nn^ûi*Qfnn^ ttlMU 11V& W4<MW ·ν wv>.< -w — by the more ignorant of the col ored people. A means of im pressing facts concerning con sumption upon the mind is used which is as old, almost, as the mind of man—the use of the fable. All literature is paid for out of the funds received from the sale of the Red Cross Christmas seals. This work of the Mississippi anti-tuberculosis committee has been complimented by the secre tary of the national association for the study and prevention of tuberculosis, who will give the work nation-wide publicity! A report of this work was also read before the second annual south ern tuberculosis conference at Columbia, S. C. The Order of the Colored Cru saders has become very popular in Mississippi and there is little doubt but what a like organiza tion will soon be an established fact in other southern states, where the same fight agairsl consumption is being waged. This work deserves the suppori of every thinking citiztn. Our Juvenile Auto Drivers Up at Rochester, Ν. Y., the other day three persons lost theii lives, and five others were seri ously injured, in an automobile accident. None of the occupants of the car were over twenty years oi age, and it was being driven bj) a lad of eighteen. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, and in attempting to make £ sharp turn in the road the autc followed the law of centrifugal force, left the highway ai c dashed into a tree. All that remained of the youthful joy riders was picked up by the undertaker and a hospital am bulance. There's an object lesson in thts story for some automobile own ers in Jackson who allow their cars to be driven by children of the family. Frequently you will see on the streets of this city automobiles of from twenty to sixty horse power being driven by boys and girls anywhere from twelve to eighteen years of age. One of these days Jackson is going to be given a sharp re minder of the fact that a mod ern, high-powered horseless ve hicle is not a child's toy; that it has high potential energy ror evil as well as for good when operated by an inexperienced driver. No child of tender years can possibly possess the coolness and courage so often essential to an emergency in automobile driving, and some time, sooner or later, we are going to have a tragic demonstration of the fact. It may occur, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year—but it is sure to come if this thing contin ues. An automobile is an en gine, accurately designated in mechanics as a road locomotive, and it is both difficult and dan gerous to operate, despite the many modern contrivances for the control of its mechanism. From the very nature of things these children cannot have the technical knowledge of motor machinery which is necessary for the safe operation of an automo bile. It is unreasonable to ex pect that they will emulate the caution and poise of an experi enced railroad locomotive engin eer. Yet more caution, poise and experience are necessary in the fast driving of a high power touring car than in the mere mechanical management of the locomotive of a fast passenger train. For the latter tends to remain on its firm steel rails, while the natural tendency of the motor car is to go wandering upon the urban sidewalks and to rush to the fields ani along the countryside high way a. — Jackson Daily News. First Aid to the Backward. Ingenuity of college students in writing badly after they have "passed off" the required freshman or sopho more course in composition is extraor dinary. Perhaps it is a reassertion of native inaptness, perhaps it is sheer carelessness. But the remedy to be adopted at Harvard, after special study of the problem, is a patient one. A standing faculty committee is to be appointed, and "instructors in all courses will be urged to send to the committee any examination book, thesis or other piece of work which has demonstrated the writer's inabil ity to express his thought." The com mittee will thereupon prescribe addi tional work in English for the delin quent students. The very warning should end mere slovenliness, and those whose fault lies deeper should be grateful for the discipline.—New York Evening Post. Work for Crippled Soldier·. One form which Germany's provi sion for the employment of crippled soldiers is taking is the purchase of two large landed estates in the neigh borhood of Magdeburg, where each man will have a plot of ground for growing vegetables and fruit, which can be easily disposed of in the Magdeburg market. One estate cost |375,000, and the other about the sanif price. The Gq3 Flame Xells why Cole's hot Blast *s i^owr ite Last. 1 Β •—■+*■£ Save $25.00 this Winter from your former coal bills by heating your home with the valuable gas half of your fuel wasted by all other stoves. This valuable half of your coal saved and completely turned into heat only by a Cole's Original Hot Blast Thevaluable gas half of yourfuelie all held in the stove by Cole's Patented air tight construction. Not a particle of the gas is allowed to escape up the chimney. It is then completely burned and utilized for heating by Cole'sFuel Saving Hot Blast Draft. Beware of imitation Hot Blast Stoves which soon open up at the many joints allowing the gas to escape unused. We guarantee every Cole'» Original Hot Bla*t —to save Κ the fuel over any bottom draft stove. — to use less hard coal than any Base burner with same sized firepot. — to remain air tight as long as used. Burns any fuel — Hard Coal, Soft Coal or Wood. Avoid imitation» — Look for " Cole » on feed door Lumpkin-Pegues Company Tupelo, Mississippi 114E The Place— to buy school books and school supplies. We carry a large stock of all the State Adopted books also big stock of high school and supplementary books. Teachers in this and adjoining counties wanting special books will save time by communicating with us. We want your business,' Pound-Kincannon-ElkinCo. "The Busy Druggists" This Year We Offer You A Bigger Money*s Worth *750 Five Passenger Touring Touring Roadster $725 frites f. o. b. Toledo Last year we said, "Every Advance in Feature, But No Advance in Price." This year the price is lower—S325 less. , Overland production makes it pos sible. f Model 83, the 1916 Overland, is "C: in many particulars the same car as a, . Model 80, that was last year consid ϋ& ered such wonderful value at $1075. It has these advantages that dis· tinguished Model 80—High Tension Magneto Ignition — Easy-working Clutch—Electric Control Buttons on Steering Column—Long, Under slung Rear Springs and it has Large Tires 33 χ 4 inches, non-skid in rear. It has roomy deeply - upholstered seats, and the same stream-line body design, finished in rich Brewster green, that gave Model 80 Its distin· guished appearance. 5Η·*. /. Ν 35 Horse-potver motor S-Bearing Crankshaft Thermo-Syphon Cooling Demountable Rims, one Him Extra Model 83 Brief Specifications High-tension Magneto < .e-mon Top. tilth Cover ) ad light Dimmers . agnetic Speedometer Ramvision. Ventilating type, built-in windshield Ignition Electric Starting and Lighting Underslung Rear Springs 33 χ 4 inch tires: non-skid in rear This 1» the largest 4-cyIlnder Overland that will be produced this year All Overland automobile· b»*· Magneto Ignition Made !» U. S A. We will welcome an opportunity to Uke you for a ride in this car. CaD, telephone or write ut» TUPELO MOTOR COMPANY (LEAKE, GOODLETT i SMITH) TUPELO. MISSISSIPPI Public Works Notice —r«.ce is hereby given that the Road /imissioners of the Third District „d the Board of Supervisors of Lee Jounty, Mississippi, will on Friday, the 8th day of October, 1915, within lawful hours, at the court house, in the city of Tupelo, Miss., let to the lowest and best bidder contracts for the construc tion of the following roads in said dis trict, to-wit: Tupelo and Chesterville Road, Link 209 from Mrs. Moore's old place North about one-half mile. Tupelo and Ellistown Road, Link 252, about one-half mile. ( Moorevilleand Mantachie Road, about 2£ miles. Tupelo and Ballardsville Road, about 700 feet near J. E. Morgan place. Mooreville and Richmond Road about one-half mile. Tupelo and Marietta Road east of J Eggville about 700 feet. For cutting down and grading hill on Tupelo and Longville road, west of Tu lip Creek. Plans and specifications now on file with J. M. Witt, Clerk of the Roard of Supervisors. Certified check in the sum of $200 00 will be required of each bidder as evidence of good faith, and contracts will be awarded at public outcry. This 14th day of Sept., 1915. D. W. Robins, H. B. Heard, T. E. Whitesides, Road Commissioners. B. F. Parker, President, J. M. Witt, Clerk, 2b of Board of Supervisors. Non-Resident Notice State of Mississippi. No. 3810. To Fountain Wilson, whose post of fice address is unknown. Defendant. You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Lee, in said State, on the 3rd Monday of October, A. D. 1915, to defend the suit in said Court of Mary Barnes Wil son vs Fountain Wi|son for divorce, wherein you are a defendant. This 10th day of Sept.. A. D. 1915. 26-3t J. M. Witt, Clerk. W. D. & J. R Anderson, Solicitor Complainant. Non-Resident Notice State of Mississippi No. 3780. To William Burton, Rufus Burton, Emmet Burton, May Burton. Matt Burton, who are all minors, except William Burton, and reside with their mother, Mrs. Géorgie Burton, at Pe tersburg, Oklahoma. Defendants. You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Lee, in said State, on the 3rd Monday of October, A. D. 1915, to defend the suit in said Court of Mrs. Mary Jack son, complainant, vs. Robert Rurton et al Defts., wherein you are defendants. This 10th day of SeDt., A. D. 1915. John M. Witt, Cl*rk. Ο. K. Gary, Solicitor. 26 Then He Met a Just Fate. "Well!" he muttered, butting hie head on a landing as he fell down the elevator shaft, "as Mr. Kipling would j»y, 'This la another story.' " I SPEND YOUR VACATION AT CODEN & BAYOU LA BATRE, ALA. SEASHORE EXCURSIONS Via MOBILE & OHIO RAILROAD Low round trip fares from Union City, Tenn., and intermediate agency stations to and including Way nesboro, Miss. Tickets on sale Sundays and Mon days Union City to Meridian, inc., and on Sundays only South of Meridian, to and including December 27tn 1915. Good for return to original starting point 7th or 10th day from date of sale, according to point at which sold. FINE FISHING; salt water bathing; boating and driving. Ample Hotel Accommodations. For illus trated and descriptive pamphlet, show ing exact fares, names of Hotels, etc., apply to Ticket Agents Mobile & Ohio Railroad, or write G. E. ALLEN, Dis trict Passenger Agent, Jackson, Tenn. HARVEY E. JONES, Jr., General Agent Passenger Department, Mobile. Ala. Notice of Public Works Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Lee County will on the 4th day of October, 1915, the same being the fir3t Monday in said month, at the Court House, in the town of Tupelo, and County of Lee, within legal hours, award the contracts fo·· the fol lowing public works to the lowest re sponsible bidder, reserving the right to reject any and all bids, to-wit: For building bridge across Cummings Creek on Guntown and Baldwyn road. For repairs to levee Braden new road. For bridge across Camp Creek on Guntown and Ellistown road For bridge across Jourdan Creek on Mooresville and Buck road. For bridge across Garrett Creek on Davie Young road. For one span of bridge across Town Creek on Verona and Richmond road. For 36. ft ppan on Cowpenna Creek on Smithville and Verona road. For painting cornish of court house according to plans on flie For repairs to levee in Bushbaloda bottom near old Uclatubba church on Belden ana Union road. For repairs to bridge across Uclatub ba on Saltilio and Birmingham road— County Highway. All said work to be done according to plane and specifications on rile with the Clerk of this Board. Done in open court thi* September the 9th. 1915. B. F. Parker, President. John M. Witt, Clerk. Bird's Nest Caught Fire. ▲ bird's nest caused a fire at Folk» stone, Kent, England, not long since* The nest, built just below a wooden window-sill at a boarding house on the water front, was ignited by spark· from a chimney, and the window-Bill caught fire. Tbe fire was subdued before any extensive damage vm done. Change of Schedules Mobile & Ohio R.|R. Effective May 2nd Trains will leave Tupelo, Miss., as follows: NORTHBOUND No. 2 Express, Daily 5:07 A. M. No. 4 Express, Daily 7:14 P. M. No. 6 Exprese, Daily 1:45 P. M. SOUTHBOUND No. 1 Express, Daily 10:35 P. M, No. 3 Express, Daily 9:27 A. M. No. 5 Express, Daily 2:21 P. M. For folders and other informa tion regarding rates, routes, etc., apply to C. J. Pansier. Ticket Agent, Mobile & Ohio R. R. or write G. E. Allen, District Pass enger Agent, Jackson, Tenn. Notice to Overseers To the Overseers of the 5th District of Lee County, Miss. Notice is hereby eiven that the Su pervisor of the Fifth District will begin on the second Monday in October. 1915, the inspection of the roads of t4if Fifth District, preparatory to makirg Ms re port to the Grand Jurv at the November Court, 1915, and all Overseers a»*e re quired to have their roads in &< eo'»d condition as possible for inspection, so the report may be made as favurable as possible. This September 10th, 1915. 25 I. B. Coggin, Supervisor.