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FrLrKI^ANNONr~^oi Friday, September 29, 1916 ‘‘ solid south*’ and hughe.s E iitor New York Commercial, Sir:—In talking with a prominen man of affairs today from the South he stated that while the South was i Democratic section, a large majority of the thinking men of the South wert going to cast their vote fo^lr. Hughes He stated further that a great man} voters in that section were exceedingl} displeased with President Wilson’s at titude and action in the matter of tht recent railroad legislation. The coming election, therefore,, it seems to me, offers a great opportunity for the “Solid South’’ to prove to the citizens of the United States that their thinking men are in the majority. Yours truly, Daily Reader. The above is a reprint from the New York Commercial ot _ Friday, Sept. 8, 1916. It was mailed to The Journal evidently by that paper for reproduction. We reproduce it that we may deny in toto the sentiment which “Daily Reader” ascribes to the boiia fcoutn. *The conversation which this reader of the Commercial claims to have had with a prominent Southerner, if such a conversa tion ever took place, does not in any way represent Southern sen timent. No President has ever had the South behind him as sol idly as Mr. Wilson has today. The South has perfect confidence in his integrity and we know down here that whatever he may do as President he will do with a ^conscientious regard for the peo .jpleofall sections. Mr. Wilson 'did in the railroad controversy ■what Mr. Hughes evidently would not have done had he been Pres ident, Mr. Wilson averted the strike by getting Congress to pass an act establishing the eight hour day for the railroads. Mr. Hughes would have had' the strike because he favors the rail roads and every other money in terest. As Governor of New York he vetoed the two cent rate act of the Legislature. The representatives of the peo ple felt that the vast number of passengers on the New York roads would compensate the roads at two cents, but Mr. Hughes stood by the railroads and maintained the old rate of * three cents per mile. The above correspondence is evidently being mailed all over the South with the hope that it may influence our people against Mr. Wilson. We understand, , however, the difficulty of his po sition and the South is more sol idly behind him today than it has ever been behind any President. The thinking men of the South! are in the majority and they are going to keep the South in the' Democratic column i __ 1 FILM PICTURES FOR CONVICTS j Mississippi convicts are enjoy- j ing motion picture shows. Henry' Ford, the automobile manufac turer, of Detroit, is furnishing the films every week and the la dies of Jackson secured sufficient funds with which to purchase a motion picture machine by public subscription. This innovation in convict life will certainly meet with the ap proval of the public generally. Because a man is deprived of his liberty for an infraction of the law is no reason why his lot should be made unduly hard. " The introduction of this enter tainment by Mississippi is the first instance in which the mov ing pictures have been made to entertain and instruct convicts. It can be made to serve a splen did purpose in the way of edu cating the convicts who are shut out from every avenue of in formation except that which i permitted to reach them by the authorities. The selection of films will be by a board who will no doubt choose a class of movies that will be both entertaining and instruct ive for the X unfortunate people i that they are selected for.1 ' Memphis, Birrmoghacaatid At lanta Highway - The counties in North Missis ' sippi through which the proposed highway from Memphis to Bir • mingham and Atlanta wi" pat-s , have been invited to d a meeting of the Memph Bir mingham and Atlanta Highway Association, which meets in Bir 1 rningham'Oct. 6 and 7. At this meeting a permanent organization will be perfected and a decision made to determine the route from Memphis via Bir mingham to Atlanta. Lee county and Tupelo should be represented at this meeting. An effort will be made to carry this route narallel with the Illinois Central Railroad from Birming ham to Corinth and on to Mem phis. This is an impracticable | proposition and Tupelo cannot ! afford to let the route go any ] where except through her gates. The road has been built with the exception of a few gaps from 'Birmingham to the Alabama line just east of Fulton. Here the | advocates of the northern route •wou d divert it via Corinth and along the Southern Railrood into Memphis. It behooves us to get ; busy on this project and close up 'the gap between the Alabama good roads and Fulton. With this done the route comes Our way. The western end of the I road Is practically settled. From hereof will go to Pontotoc, from Pontotoc to Oxford and at Oxford it will strike the Jefferson Davis Highway and on to Memphis through Lafayette and Marshall counties, via Collierville, Tenn. The Alabama people are behind a movement to apply the federal aid which will go to that state in part to the building of this High way. That portion of the route in Mississippi has been practically provided for, with the exception of the gap from Fulton to the Alabama line. The road from Fulton to Tupelo has been built, the road between Tupelo and Pontotoc is under construction, as is the case over most of the territory between Pontotoc and Oxford. Lafayette and Marshall counties have already surveyed their roads and bond issues made to secure funds with which to build them. It will thus be seen that the road is practically as sured and the filling in of a few short gaps will make the con necting links to one of the great est highways of the south. The good roads movement , originated in Tupelo. Everybody that goes to'build a good road of ] course thinks of Tupelo and our , Alabama neighbors very natural ly want their line connecting', MornnKis nn tka iiToot f! -f » • " ' ■ v w i un ; through Tupelo. A meeting is called for this af- ; ternoon at four o’clock at the; Court house for the purpose of; selecting delegates to attend the1 highway meeting in Birmingham' on the 6th and 7ih of October.! Let every business man he there. It is important and he should come and lend his influence in aiding this movement. ---—- « l The Baldwyn Fair __ t The Baldwyn fair, which is s*iil in progress, has been one of the most sj^cessful that that en terprising town has ever had. The exhibits of farm products are by far better than any col lection that was ever gotten to gether in the county and goes to prove that notwithstanding the; seeming disaster to which our! cfops were subjected in July, we sTih have many things cn the farm which escape ] the storm.,i The collection by the canning i cluh girls is just fine. This : movement is in iine with the fair idea and adds no little to the ; success of co ytfy fairs. The poultry entries were pood and covered the entire range of poultry. i i A collection whi *h alwayi at-u tracts attention at every Baldwyn fair is that of Mrs. Bob . Majors, i ; ' ; . . • ;fmd her entries (his year‘an j fully equal to past entries, if no | l etter than heretofore. This qo! ; lection always eovers evf ry edi b!e from the farm and Mrs Majors is an adept in 1 ringiri together her home food product to best advantage. The entries of cattle were goo< and we hope to be able next weel to publish a list, of awards. C B Kirkpatrick had a fine buncl of Red Polls entered and A. R Milam a number of Poll Angus both herds showing fine animals The entries of hogs were lim ited, but some fine specimeni were shown. Smallwood anc Luke, of New Albany, had a fine collection of Duroc Jerseys fron their farm, all of the animals being perfect specimens of then breed Miss Lillian Wallace won the blue ribbon as the best lady horseback rider, Miss Boyd beinj; awarded the red ribbon. The races were good, many en tries from prominent stables hav ing been entered in the week’s events. The crowds have been large each day. Wednesday there was a crowd of fully 1500 present and the SDirit of the ernwH Hid not indicate that this section had been very hard hit by the losses to which it had been subjected. Work Day To All Friends of Orphan Chil dren in Mississippi. Dear Friends:—I am writing to call your attention to the fact that Saturday. Oct. 14, has been set apart by the management of the Mississippi Orphans’ Home as Work Day and the Sunday fol fowing, Oct. 15, is special Or phanage Day. By “Work Day” is meant that every friend of the orphan children is requested to give the proceeds of one day’s work or the proceeds of one day’s business for the support of our 220 orphan children. About 335 children have been cared for during the entire year and about 220 have been kept in the homc throughout the year. It is sin cerely hoped that each church, Sunday school class, missionary society, Epworth League and in dividual will observe this day for the orphan children. We appre ciate very much the response by all who have observed one Sun lay regularly during the year, [n many cases the receipts have aeen liberal and generous, but :hese funds have not been suffi cient to meet our necessary ex penses. A number of bills have lad to go over without being paid until after Work Day. Each pastor and superintendent is re vested to appoint a special com riittee to carry out the program 'or Orphanage Sunday, as puff it he d in Our Home, and to re ceive the proceeds or Work Day md forward same to the Meth >dist Orphanage. Special envel >pes should be distributed at least >ne week in advance of Work Day. These should be procured 'rom j our printer and same be :jaid for out of the proceeds of Work Day, or where it is not convenient to have them printed, \ request to the manager of the >rohanage will bring a supply, free of charge. Let us ad pull, plead and pray for a great Work Day. Yours for the orphan children, J. R. Randolph. Mgr. Jackson, Miss. Mississippi Second in Cattle Dipping Washing'oo, D C. Sept. 25 — rhe next to the largest number >f cattle dippings ever made* for cattle tick in any pne month in *ny state were carried out in Mississippi in August of this /ear. In that time the people of Mississippi, who apparently are iot delaying tick eradication un :il their recently lassed state lipping law becomes compulsory >n Jan. 1, bad provided 1,056 lipping-vats, an increase of 8$> iver the number in operation in 1 .Tidy, t i ii'!' to O'-Id reports j t; received by the U. S. Department *jef. Agricul uve. in these v >ts -Jthere were 705,424 supervised I dippings of cat tie. nr an increase o ’ 15,000 ovpt the dippings car ’; ried out in July. s Texas, where herds of cattle are larger, is theonlv state which i h is exceeded this number of cat - tie dipped per month. In TexaP, the dippings for July were 760. 846 and for August 740 751 dip 1 pings under federal or state su pervision. ~wm n j l Delegates A pointed Mrs. Burekol, president Tupelo Chapter, U. D C., has appointed the following delegates and al ternates to the 23rd annual con vention, which convenes in the city of Dallas. Texas, Nov. 7. Delegates—Mrs. Van Cavett, Mrs. W. J. McClure. Altei nates— Mrs. John Moore, Mrs. Walter Hoke. I I l I I On October 4th there will be a meeting held at the fol lowing places when speakers from the Dairy Department of the A. & M. College will ad dress those present on the sub-; ject of dairying. This is a question in which everbody is m rnm m m now interested and everybody ! is invited to come out that day. Bethany at 10 a.m. Blair at Ip, m. Saltillo at - 3 p. m. Remember the day Wednesday, Oct. 4th And be sure to come j <8 aST'.’TTT.T—rTT ”" ~~ iy | Bur Clover jj Seed for j Sale •' i Bur clover seed in the bur for sale. 10 bushels and over 90 cents. Smaller lots $1.00 W. H. Carlisle, , Aberdeen, Miss. j Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days Your druggist _ will refund money if PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching, Blind,BleedingorPrdtruding Piles in6tol4days" The first application gives Ease and Best. 50c. Why is our meat shop like a minstrel i performance. ' i i 4 < 1 1 1 i < 1 j Because of our conundrums and musical 1 stunts! i ( The swish of our saws, The clang of our cleavers, The duets of Our knives and Steels, All to be heard while pre- 1 paring choice cuts of meat for our patrons You are cordially invited to Attend our performances! The City Market J. Rexinger, Prop. Both 'Phones 46 I HERE" sind NOW" L* i IS at |f |§ Reed’s the REAL CASH STORE if I i,J New Fall Dry Goods, and Readv to ill" §§§ Wear for the Entire Family |M' % Fortunately for us these goods were bought on early contracts and we own them at old prices. Fortunately for you we are going to sell them at old prices. - This means a big saving to the cash buy ing public, but only carries out the policy of this store. w —«» n p We Buy and Sell for Cash and Sell for Less jg The Biggest Stocks—The Biggest Values