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Printing the Truth.
Persons who sometimes criticise the newspapers because they fre quently, in consideration of the feelings of relatives and friends, fail to print the exact truth about persons, especially in obituaries, will be interested to know just how a perfectly fruitful obituary sounds, when it is committed to cold type. An editor up in Illi nois had been the viotirn of this sort of criticism repeatedly, and he finally told his critics that the very next prominent man who died in the community would be given an obituary notice exactly fitting his personal character, without the usual charitable glossing over of ugly facts in his career. It hap pened that one of the critics was fated to be the subject of this truthful obituary, and, although he was a leading citizen, his death notice appears as follows: “Died,-, aged ntty six years, six months aud thirteen days. Deceased was a mild-man nered pirate, with a mouth for whiskey aud an eye for booty. He came here in the night with anoth er man’s wife, and joined the church at first chance. He owes us several dollars for the paper, a large meat bill, and you could hear him pray for six blocks. He died singing “Jesus Paid It All,” and we think be did he never paid anything himself. He was buried in an abestos casket, and his many friends threw palmleaf fans in the grave, as he may need them. His tombstone will be a favorite rest ing place for the hoot owls.” Mrs. A. W. Williamson aud children, of Jackson, are in the city for a several days visit to rela tives and friends. Mr. A. P. Bergluud and son, Master Adolph, left last Friday for a few days’ visit to Memphis, where they will be the guests of Mrs. A. L. Palmguist. Mr. W. A. Jackon, of Houlka, was over last week to attend the funeral of his little grand daughter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tate. Insure Your Home Against FIRE In the BIGGEST, MOST LIBERAL and BEST Fire Insurance Company in the Uni ted States, the old, reliable, HOME INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. /NO. H. WAGNER, Agent. Wanted to Nurse—Where trained nurse is not required. I have years of experience, but am not a graduate nurse. Mrs E. Decker. Phone 395 -^ -♦--•> The Largest Magazine in the World. Today’s Magazine is the largest and best edited magazine published at 50 cents per year. Five cents per copy at all newsdealers. Every lady who appreciates a good mag azine should send fora free sample copy and premium catalog. Address, Today’s Magazine, Canton, Ohio. --♦-^ WANTED Cattle or mule teams to haul logs. Good haul, long job, pay every two weeks. Apply to Lamb-Fish Lumber Company, Charleston, Miss. --♦ --- For Sale. One good -sized lot on corner of Ridge and Walnut streets, with three fonr-room colored tenement houses on it. Rents for $25.00 per month. Terms if desired Telephone 16. J. D. Olinger. Dr. S. J. Smith. Scientific and Practical Optician Glasses fitted adjusted and repaired. All work guaranteed. Office in office at Hendrick's Foundry. Phone 78. BOY, POLAND CHINA, A Highbred Boar, will be kept on my farm 2 miles south of Water Valley. If you are looking for good stock breed to him, Price, $1.00. Money due when sow is aken away. R. M. Wilbourn. W. S. BARNES Piano Tuner and Sewing Machine Repairer. Chrisp Residence. Water Valley, Mississippi. FOR SALE. The Cahill Residence on Main Street at a bargain. J. G, McGowen. Illinois Central Railroad. TIME TABLE, NORTH No. 6, due 3:24 leaves 3:29 a. m. No. 24, due 2:25, leaves 2:30 p. m No. 34, due 6:55 leave 7:00 p. m. No. 98, Local, leaves 7:30 a. m. No. 97, Local, due 4:30 p. m. SOUTH. No. 33 due 3:43 leaves 3:48 a. m. No. 23, due 11:26 leavesll:31 a, m. No. 5, due 10;15 leaves 10:20 p. m No. 91, Local, leaves 6:30 a. m. No. 92, Local, due 4:45 p. m. Subject to change without notice