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The Tupelo journal. (Tupelo, Miss.) 1876-1924, October 20, 1916, Image 4

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Eule id at the Tupelo Post Office as second
class mail matter.
Official Organ of the City and
Friday, October 20,1916
The New York Herald’s straw
vote announced Sunday contin
ues to show gain for the Pres
ident and places the republicans
either at a standstill or on losing
ground in many of the states.
The number of states which
have been classed as doubtful
and are being changed from one
column to the other shift toward
the democrats and the republi
cans are losing in this estimate.
Ohio, for many, many years, a
republican state, is now virtual
ly conceded to the democrats,
while Illinois hangs in the bal
ance on account of the tendency
of the women, who vote for the
first time in that state, to vote
tor Mr. Wilson, in Milwaukee,
Wis., where there is a large Ger
man element, the trend is toward
Wilson and that the state will
line up with the democrats is
now the claim of those who are
in a position to know. This is
the tendency in all the doubtful
The Independent voter and the
women will name the ‘President.
Mr. Wilson’s stand against
war has caught the peace-loving
element of the nation and the
slogan “He kept us out of war”
Js winning many voters to the
r democratic column.
The President is an aggressive
fighter and his charge that a
vote for Hughes means a vote
Jw "war is irritating to Mr.
Hughes and is bringing the re
publican candidate before the
country in an unfavorable light.
The President at Indianapolis
handled Mr. Hughes without
gloves for his sectional attitude
and his enmity towards the
South. The President said:
“Any man \vho revives the is
sue of sectionalism in this coun
try is unworthy of the confidence
of the nation. He shows himself
a provincial, he shows that he
does not know the various sec
tions of the country; he shows
that he has shut his own heart
up in a little province and that
those who do not seek special
interest oi tnat province are to
him sectional, while he alone is
national. That is the depth of
anti-patriotic feeling.”
Mr. Hughes has proven him
self to be a narrow bigot and is
a disapointment as a candidate.
The country should realize be
forehand what a disapointment
he would be as the President of
a great nation and stand by the
democrats in their efforts to
keep this country at peace by re
electing a man whose policy we
can all endorse regardless of
party affiliations.
The Bankhead Highway
The main business for which
the Birmingham, Atlanta and
Memphis apostles assembled at
the Tutwiler was accomplished
last night at a stormy session,
In the very best of good humor,
though after some spicy tilts be
tween Senator Bankhead, “Pri
vate” John Allen, Lester G.
rant, or Mississippi, and a score
or more of the highway delegates
from nearly every section of the
territory lhat possibly could be
reached by the zigzag route, ar
effort was made at the close ol
the meeting to please everybody,
As officially decided upon, the
“Bankhead National Highway oi
the United States” will rim frorr
Birmingham by Lovick, Leeds,
Brompton Cook Springs. Pel
City, Talladega and Aniston tc
Atlanta. From Birmingham to
wards Memphis it will go pasl
Jasper, Hamilton, Fulton, Miss.,
Tupelo, Pontotoc, Oxford anc
Holly Springs. At Talladegt
the r>ad go?-« off at a thirty-mile
tangent in order that the citizens
of Anniston shall not be discom
fited. If the highway apostles
had hit upon a direct route to
Anniston, doubtless similar
change would have followed in
order to appease the Tallade
Now, if the Bankhead Highway
advocates expect the highway to
be a popular route for traffic and
not merely an interesting zigzag
path on the map between Bir
mingham and Atlanta, they will
have to dispose of the Anniston
Talladega or the Talladega-An
niston salient in some more
thoughtful fashion than was at
tempted last night. Thirty
miles is thirty miles. Those
miles ought to be eliminated.
The route from Birmingham to
Memphis is clear-cut, the very
nearest practicable route that
could have been selected. But
something will have to be done
about the eastern portion before
it will appeal to through travel
ers. Thirty miles will have to
be clipped out, and the most
feasible plan for settling the
difficulty would seem for the
Mayor of Anniston and the May
AT Af To I Iq riAnro f a rigour hoiito
or else for Talladegans to permit
the route to go the logical way
and the most direct way, via An
niston to Atlanta.—Birmingham
The Referendum Election on
Prohibition Laws
■ - ■
Mr. Editor:—In the approach
ing election on November 7, our
people are for-the first time tu
!test out the working of the state
! referendum, The test will be
made on two most wholesome
and wise statutes passed by our
last legislature. I refer to the
two prohibition laws known as
the quart law and the anti adver
tising liquor law. There will be
voted on at the same time the
fish and game law, but this is in
no way connected with the two
prohibition laws. It just hap
pens that the propositions are to
be voted on at the same election;
however, they are entirely inde
pendent, there is absolutely no
connection between them.
Our last legislature passed the
statute known as the quart law,
which prohibits the receiving,
owning or having in one’s pos
session more than a quart of
whiskey or intoxicating liquor at
one time, and prohibits the de
livery of more than a quart of
such liquor by the express com
pany, railroad company or any
transportation company within
two weeks ta the same pet son.
This has been pronounced by
X- U a n J 1 M I" t <-* /I M 1 I
(UJUlilJlOVlJ UIVIO Vi. VllVy v.1 mmi
al law of our state, the circuit
judges, district attorneys, county
attorneys, mayors and justices
of the peace as the best and most
effective prohibition law we have
eves had. It has b^en a terror
to blind tigers and bootleggers,
and under its beneficent opera
tion these enemies to law and
order have been very effectually
suppressed, and we have come
nearer having our prohibition
laws enforced than ever before
in our history.
This law has been approved
and endorsed most emphatically
by temperance organizations, by
the Ariti Saloon League, by the
churches, by law and order soci
eties, and bv those engaged in
enforcing the law and maintain
inff order.
It has proven so effective in
suppressing blind tigers and
bootleggers, and in reducing the
consumption of liquors, that it
has specially aroused the ire and
antagonism of the big iiquer in
' terest, the saloon and wholesale
liquor houses, the distilleries and
breweries. These profit and
flourish and grow rich and fat on
the liquor traffic whether it be
> the illicit traffic or the legalized
saloon And so these interests
have put up the money to finance
the movement to kill these laws.
They also strike at the anti-ad
. vertising law which prohibits ad
vertisements of liquor in papers
c rculated in this state They
want to flaunt in our faces and
in the faces of f>ur wives
and children advertisements of
this iniquitous traffic. To this
end they had the petitions pre
pared and circulated for an elec
tion under the referendum to re
call these wise and wholesome
statutes. Thev hope to do this
by “slipping up on us.” They
know Mississippi is overwhelmly
prohibition, but they count on
our indifference and fancied se
curity lulling us to sleep, while
they stealthily and with the cor
rupt use of money rob us of these
two weapons of defence against
their nefarious traffic, and thus
turn us back from our onward
march to ultimate national pro
Rouse up, ye men and women
of Mississippi, from your lethar
gy ana srriKe me nquor iramc
another body blow in the over
whelming approval of these two
statutes. Agitate! Organize!
J. Q Robins.
Fortnightly Matinee Club
The summer has passed and
“The melancholy days have come,
The saddest of the year—
Of wailing winds and naked woods,
And meadows brown and sere.”
We find ourselves entering a
new club year. As full of glee
as school girls we wended our
way to the home of Mrs. W. T.
Reeves for our first meeting,
glad to meet and greet each ,
other after our vacation.
The president called the meet
ing to order and the business was
attended to. The resignation of
Mrs. Geo, Mitchell was read and
accepted. We regret that she
feels that she cannot continue
her membership with us.
MesdamesTom Clark and John
Motlow were elected to fill the
two vacancies. Then came the |
social hour. Dressed as grand
colonial dames—polonaise, pan
niers and fichus, buckled shoes
and powdered hair-one would
have thought the “Yesterdays”
had returned.
The following program was i
Reading, “The Old Southern
Mammy”—Mrs. Hoyle.
An original story—Mrs. Will;
Music on the victrola.
Reading, “When Grandma!
Danced the Minuet”—Mrs. S. P.
Mesdames Gentry, Topp, Troy
and Wright very gracefully
danced the beautiful minuet.
Assisted bv Mesdames Ford,
Jim Trice and James Bogvan
Mrs. Reeves served a salad and
ice course. Secretary.
Sow Winter Oats Now
Sow one-third of your tillable
land to winter oats.
Sow Red Ru°t-Proof oats, i
southern grown seed, 2b bushels I
to an acre. Thev wilt furnish
you feed and a CASH crop next
June. Feed of all kinds is likely
to be the highest price known
next spring.
The corn crop of the United
States is millions of bushels
shoit; the wheat"crop is millions
of bushels bdow the average.
This means a shortage of bran
and shorts for feed; the oat croD
is millions of bushels short and
so will be the supply of cotton
seed meal.
RhO Rust Proof oats, raised in
this territory, will be in demand
in Chicago, St. Louis. Buffalo.
New York and Boston and willl
bring a high price because they
will reach the market when feed i
is the shortest, two to six weeks
in advance of the northern crop.
Deep plowing ac this time of year
almost insures a failure. Disk
or cultivate the land until it is
mellow to a d- pth of two to three
inches. Sow the oats with a drill
or broadcast *nd cover with a
harrow. II 1,1. Cottrell,
Agriculturist, Bureau of Farm
Development, Memphis. Tenn.
No. 666
Thi» it a prescription prepared especially
if taken then sa d teiMke Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better thaa
Calomel sod does not gripe or sicken. 25#
Reproduced from an auctual photograph of MARIE RAP
POLD, the famous soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, sing
ing in direct comparison with Edison’s Recreation of her
voice, proving that one is indistinguishable from the other
Tomorrow is Edison Day
The great inventor’s favorite invention is a new
musical instrument with which, the New York Tribune
says, he “has snared the soul of music.”
It is the phonograph with a soul. It is the instru
ment which literally Re-Creates all forms of music.
Special Concert Tomorrow
^0 show how nerfectly this wonder
xful new instrument Re-Create the
greatest voices and the artistry of the
greatest instrumentalists, we give a
special concert Edison Day.
Come to our store at any hour in the
afternoon and you will hear the literally
reincarnated voices of the great Metro
politan Opera stars, Destinn, Matzenauer
Case, Rappold, Heinrich, Urlus, Middle
ton and Goritz, as well asZenatello and
Chalmers of the Boston Opera Company
and also the masterly bowing of Spald
ing, America’s greatest violinist, and
Carl Flesch, the wonderful Hungarian
violinist. Come at any hour.
Pound-Kincannon-Elkin Co.
The T. M. I.
The Institute opened up this
year with a larger enrollment,
better faculty and brighter pros
pects than ever before.
Thpre were so many new cadets
and most of the faculty also is
new this vear that, the Honor
Roll is small this first month, but
we hoop to have a large roll for
next month. “Every boy must
prepare every lesson every dav”
Freshman Class—Phillip Miller
90 15, Stafford Reeves 92 13,
Baskin Wright 92 2 3
Sophomore Class-Robert Hinds
95, J. T. Partlow 91 3-10.
Junior Class—Roy McGuire 90,
Chester Austin 90 6 7.
Senior Class—Vann Kincannon >
93 12, Dewy Wier 91 1 2, Bates
Hinds 90; Gayle Rogers 90 1-7.
It wilt he seen that the leaders
of the respective classes are Haley;
Bojd Cooper, Baskin Wright, I
Robt. Hinds, Chester Austin and'
V. C. K'ncannon, Jr..while Robt. j
Hinds ’ead* the who*e school.
Geo. W. Chapman, Pres- |
Notice to Cattle Owners
For the information of ail cat
tle owners in Lee county I wish
to announce that on and after
November 1, all cattle that at e
free of ticks and have been so
since Aug. 1, and have complied j
with dipping laws are subject to
shipment as free cattle providing
same are dipp-^d twice within t
seven to twelve days previous to/
shipment, the last or final dipJ i
ping to be made under mv super
vision. W. R. Holzman/ i
Veterin^rv Inspector Burea6 of
Animal Industry. f

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