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Qrand Jury Report.
To the Honorable Circuit Court of Lee County, Mississippi/ We, the grand jury empanneled for the November term, 1917, beg to submit this our final report: We have now been in session five days, during which time we have ex amined about 65 witnesses and have returned 17 indictments. W' have examined the report of the several justices of the peace and have approved the same. We have also examined the books of the coun ty officials by and through the finan cial statement rendered us by the Chancery Clerk, and basing our re port largely upon his certified state ment we think the books of the coun ty properly kept, and the accounts therein duly balanced. With refer ence to disbursements of public funds we cannot in the limited-time allot ed to a grand jury, find it possible to • audit the county books or itemize for ourselves and the public the various expenses of the county; but we note that it has not been customary in this county for the Board of Super visors to publish monthly the several items of expense and the various dis bursements ordered by them at their monthly meetings; and if it may be permitted us to do so, we suggest and recommend publication in the county .1-_4' 11 .»11 [fdpClo caul ^ * * - and disbursements in order that the people may know definitely how and where the public funds are spent. This suggestion is made solely that the people may be informed on pub lic matters. We know of no improp er disbursements or acts of any kind by the Board, but on the other hand believes that all their opcial acts have been done in good faith. We have examined the county home and find it in good condition, clean and sanitary, and in proper shape for the approaching winter sea son. The inmates there are well fed and clothed, and are humanely treat ed, and we have no recommendation to offer in connection with this part of our county’s affairs. Likewise we find the county jail strong and safe. We find it also clean and sanitary, and find the prisoners properly taken care of. In making investigation of the criminal matters of the county we are glad to observe that crime is decided ly on the decrease. In our investiga tions we find a noticeable lack of the bootlegger and bling tiger around over the county, there having been but few liquor cases brought before us for consideration. We hope the day of the blind tiger and boot legger will soon be a thing of the past. We regret to observe, however, that in one or two instances we have found it necessary to investigate the manu facture of intoxicating liquor, and take this opportunity of calling to the attention of the good citizens of the county the danger that may come from such sources if left unmolested. The recent liquor laws have almost completely broken up the business of the blind tiger, but the advantage gained by the state and county by such lawsmay be partly lost on ac count of the wild ,cat forces if they are not checked, and we ieel thatj this evil merits the serious attention ot every good citizen ot tne county, j We note with pleasure that the public health work is being pushed in this county, and are glad through this report to lend it our cordial en dorsement. We understand that the department of public health is taking tops to prevent such diseases in this county as typhoid fever, diptheria, whooping cough, tuberculosis and many other such contagious and con troiable diseases. We are reliably informed that in an adjoining county during the last five years the death rate of tuberculosis has been cut down 50 per cent, and typhoid cut down over 70 per cent, and we feel that if these things can be had and enjoyed by our sister counties they •are not too good for our own county. We are glad also to find the work of domestic science being thoroughly , and efficiently carried on among the girls and women of our county. The county is to be congratulated upon the excellent progress that has been made along such practical and whole some lines and we beg to lend this movement our unqualified endorse ment. We find, however, that Lee county has no county demonstrator. This county is distinctly agricultural and from the farm. The retirement of a farm demonstrator saves the county treasury about twelve hundred dol lars a year, but we doubt the wis dom of such a saving in a county where stock raising and diversified farming are the chief sources of wealth. We fir^d the public school system of our county in excellent conditio;.. The school districts are being consol idated wherever possible and modern methods of training and discipline are being adopted. The people of this county are alive to the necessity of well conducted public schools, for I which we feel that those in charge of the work, as well as the c.»unty itself, should be congratulated. And now having made this, our fin al report, we respectfully ask to be dismissed. A. L. Abernathy, Foreman. IN MEMORIUM In loving memory of my dear brother, Lutljer Benson Wright, who died Nov. 25, 1917. Close the dear eyes gently, Sightless now and dim O’er the peaceful bosom Fold the hands so thin; Weary hands that labored Us from want to keep, Now they rest forever; Poor, tired brother sleep. Smoothe the snowy garments, Whiter ones he wears, In the far off mansions, Where he rests from cares. Lay upon his bosom, Oh, so tender, true, These nure frasrrant flowers. Fragrant with the dew. Ah, our hearts are heavy With their dew of teirs, Brother thus to see thee Cold and silent here. O, the darkened sunlight In the lonely room, Where no more thy presence Comes to chase the gloom. There’ll be few to love us, Many more to chide; With no hand like yours To guide us. Darling, since you died, I few short years You shed a loving gladness, Where’er your footsteps trod; Now, with the star of Hope To cheer our sadness We give you back to God. Sister. Y. M. C. A. FUND AT SHANNON Shannon, Nov. 27.—The splendid showing made at this place in the Y. M. C. A. war work fund, is es pecially gratifying to the chairman, Mr. J. P. DeFord, who ably conduct ed the campaign, as well as to the town as a whole. Especial mention is made of the splendid work done by Mi. J. M. Clark, as a member of the committee. We respectfully ask that you correct the statement made in last week’s issue of the Journal as to the amount given by this place. The figures are $500 instead of $474. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION To County Superintendents of Edu cation: * On Monday, Dec. 10, 1917, Mis sissippi as a state will be 100 years old. I am sure that you will not let pass this opportunity of impressing upon our young people the magnifi cent part Mississippi and her people have had in making America the greatest and most beloved nation of all time. Exercises of a< public na ture should be held in every school, black and white, in the state. The following program is suggested: 1. Patriotic Songs. 2. Mississippi 100 years ago to day. This topic to be discussed by students for 10 minutes after which there should be a general discussion I of the long ago. Have oldest person in district present. 3. Mississippi today. (15 minutes) Our educational, industrial, social, ! and religious resources of today eon ! trusted with those of yesterday will emphasize the progress we have made. , j 4. Wars in which Mississippi have had a part (10 minutes.) r- A_ _i. ttrn v» f! ! minutes.) Furnishing men, money, and supplies, saving, learning hab its of thrift and economy, etc. G. Reading Roll of Honor. Read names of enlisted men whose homes are in the school district. After reading, hang the roll on the wall and i keep there during the period of war. ! 7. Benediction. Very cordially yours, » W. F. Bond. TUPELO GROCER THANKFUL “I had been sick nearly 20 years with stomach trouble and was slow ly starving to death as everything I ate caused terrible gas and pain i and my food id not digest. I was reduced to 115 pounds. A friend advised me to take Mayr’s Wonder ful Remedy about 4 months ago, which I did and now weigh 151 lbs. and can eat anything. I am very thankful for Mayr’s Wonderful Remedy. It is a simple, harmless preparation that removes the catrrhal mucous from the intestinal tract, and allays the inflamation which and intestinal ailments, including causes practically all stomach, liver appendicitis. One dose will con vince or money refunded.—St. Clair Drug Co. 5 FOR SALE Young Mules and Mares 3 and 4 Years Old; Broke. Also REGISTERED v Hereford, Holestein and Short Horn Durham Cattle, Come and see them at THE STAR FARM Located 4 Miles W. of Saltillo, Miss. INow only 25 cents a pound tor the very best jjj coffee I ■ Silk Stocking brand c $ guaranteed I I as good as any coffee sell1 >r 35 cents a | pound. Ask your merchs e will cheer- j fully refund the money if are not abso- f lutely satisfied with Silk St :ing coffee. A pound of the Silk Stoc .mg coffee now 1 sells for 25 cents. You can save the 10 cents you pay for 35 cent coffee and get as good if not better coffee. There is no coffee super ior to Silk Stocking. Also each package contains a Silk Stock ing coupon; save them. SILK STOCKING BRAND Flour, Rice, Soda, Baking Powder, Blueing and Extracts are all the best goods and all contain Silk Stocking coupons. j J. J. ROGERS & SON• I 3 Tupelo, Miss. I HAVING DECIDED To Close Out Jewelry Store I We now offer our entire 1 stock at prices never made in Tupelo before. Our stock is the largest and most com plete of any in North Missis sippi. This is an opportunity you will not have again to buy these goods at Your Own Price. I Those who come first will get the best bargains. If you are interested in DIAMONDS see us at once. We have some Rare Stones that we bought early at greatly reduced prices. I Out-of-town jewelers will do well to see this stock. You can save money on Sil- 1 verware. I! The sale is now going on, and why pay regular prices for your Christmas presents when you can buy from us for less? Remember this is a Strictly Cash Sale Nothing Charged. 0 Must be closed out by January 1, 1918. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm—1 i ... _ . ...l w _j _:.■_ _"■ _ Pound-Kincannon-Elkin Co. Jewelers and Opticians Cor. Main and Broadway Tupelo, Mississippi / - ' • /