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The City Itemizer
Established 1894. THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1910 Yalobusha County, Miss. Office Phone. 256, Residence Phone, 183. Elect Good Officials. One of the requites necessary in man to make him an efficient offi cer, is good judgment. Without this any man is a failure to start with. Good judgment ie in de mand everywhere. Another requi site is the willingness to perform the duties that belong to his posi tion without fear, favor or preju dice. This is a hard attitude for most men to occupy, but it is very necessary to an official—the man who deals exclusively, in his busi ness relations, with the concerns of others. Fear, favor and preju dice play a great part in the lives of men. You all know this is true. But without this disposition you ca'n not be entirely fair or just. The next requisite is pride. Not a fool ish pride that comes from a weak sentimentalism, but that pride that is born of strong desire to make everything better and more beau tiful. Without this in the compo sition of one’s nature he can not make a first-class representative of the peoples’ rights and liberties. Yes, an officer must be aesthetic, especially those who exercise the function of law-makers. However, no officer should be excused from attaining this decency-making characteristic. No town should be made to sutler from careless and indifferent officials—officials with out the aesthetic in their compo sition. Our city election comes off in December, and at that time every city office must be tilled with some kind of incumbent, and now is the time to begin to look through the men you intend to select. You are responsible for the material that goes into office. If they are j inefficient, until for the place to which you elect them, just attrib ute it to your own action. It isn’t enough for a man to say, who is presenting himself for office, “I don’t drink, I don’t curse, I don’t gamble.” While being with out these contaminating habits is commendable, it is not enough for one, desiring to serve the peo ple, to be able to say. They should be able to present a pride strong in its tendency to the enobling of every concern wherein the peoples’ interest is involved. They should be able to stand the test. It is not a hard one. You would want just such a man to run your business. Mr. J, A. Garland has been spending the week in Chicago look ing after business matters. Mrs. J. R. Moorhead and daugh ter, Miss Katie May, returned last Thursday evening from a couple of weeks’ visit to friends in Mem phis. Mr. Earnest Rees left Monday night for Tucumicari, Mexico, where he has accepted a position with the El Paso and South western Railroad. Best wishes for his un bounded success. -—«► -« -- Reduced Prices. I will make from now until July 1st, 1910: My $8.00 per dozen Photos for $5.00 per dozen. My $5.00 per dozen Photos for $3.50 per dozen. My $4.00 per dozen Photos for $2,50 per dozen. Costs nothing to see samples at TERRY’S STUDIO. Mr. W. P. McCarley and family returned a few days ago from Poteau, Okla., where they had been residing for something over a yerr. They are content to make Missis sippi their future home, and we are glad to have them back with us. I have never been smitten with the use of the wc.d “One" as a pro noun. It takes a word juggler to attempt it and get away with it. Unless one feels that one has won one’s spurs in this respect and can extricate oneself from the mess one gets oneself and one’s readers into, one should avoid the use of the word “one” in referring to oneself as one would a plague.—From the Idler. The Old-Fashioned Woman. “What caused your sudden blow ing in?” asked a veterian in Shade Land of a woman who arrived yes terday. The woman gave a sigh that blew over a tombstone as she replied: “I am an old-fashioned woman, and I did my work in a kitchen with a six-hole range, a big sink, three long tables, two pantries and a dishman large enough to wash a turkey in. Two days ago I went to visit my daugh ter in a big city, and found her cooking for her family in achating dish, doing her dishes in a wash bowl and keeping them stor ed in the lower part of the wash stand. When I saw her get the bread out of a big bowl on the piano, called jardiniere, and reach for the butter out of the window, I felt a cold chill come over me, and when she ‘made soup’ by open ing a tin can, and pouring out a mess to which she added water from the wash pitcher, I knew no more.” Then the old-fashioned woman gave such a sniff of disgust it blew all the shades over into the next county.—Atchinson Globe. Miss Eva May Dunn left Thurs day evening for a several days’ visit to friends in Jackson, Tenn. Miss Edith Baddiey left last Thursday evening fora visit of sev eral days to friends in Clarksville, Tenn. Mrs. N. V. Walker, of Paris Tex as, is in the city for an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. S. E, Bad diey. Mr. A. P. Herron and little sou, Master Scott, of Oakland, were' over and spent a day or two in our city last week. Mrs. Frelon Adams and two children spent several days inCof feeville last week visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Jones. Miss Lille Kimmons, of Oxford, was a visitor to our city a few days last week, the guest of Mrs. R. F. Kimmons. --♦ FOR SALE —A tine cow. Fresh in milk. Apply to Mr. Eugene Mize, miles West of the city.