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The City Itemizer
Established 1894. _ Water Valely, Yalobusha Counts, Miss. Office Phone, 256 Residence Phone, 183 THUHSDAY, DEC 6, 1917 If Anybody Has Died Eloped Married Left town Embezzled Had a fire Sold a farm Come to town Bought a home Had an accident Been seriously ill Telephone 256 The City Itemizer, Another Appeal to Save Live Stock. la April, 1917, Vice-President Foley puldiehed a pamphlet show ing the number of head of horses and mules, cattle and hogs killed annually un the waylands of the Illinois Central System fora period of five years, He appealed to farmers and owner of stock to co operate with the Railroad Company in reducing the destruction and consequent waste cf these animals, on the ground that not to do so was unpatriotic Attention was directed to the tact that there would be a great shortage of meat this fall and winter and that the government might consider the advisability of inaugurating meat less days, All prtriotio citizens have been requested to oonserve food, especially beef and^pork. It was shown that for five years cattle and hogs were daily killed on the waylands of the Illinois Central System sufficient to feed 5,000 soldiers. Mr. Foley’s parnph let was widely distributed along the lines of the Illinois Central. It was favorably commented upon by the people and the press, and iu many communities co-operation was promised and has been re ceived. However, in other “coin Engagement Rings That is one of the articles in jewelry that we can surely please you with. Our rings are different in appearance, differ ent in workmanship and differ ent at every point where dif ferences count for quality and value. We have just what you want and at low prices. R, C. Knox Jewelry Co, Jewelers and Opticians. munities there was a lack of oo operation and the slaughter of animals went on and is still going on. I deem it proper to again draw this matter to the attention of our employees—enginemen, trainmen, agents, seotion foremen and seotion laborers—and also to farmers and stock owners and officers of municipalities, Every stock owner who keeps his stock enclosed, the municipal authorities in every tow who pre vent stock from running at large, every engineraan and trainman who take precaution to avoid strik ing stook on the waylands, every section foreman or section laborer who drives an animal from the waylandB performs £ patriotic du ty, When any one of those men tioned, or other citizens, are guilty of a negligent act which results in the destruction af an animal at the present time, they are guilty of an unpatriotic act. During the first nine months of 1917, there were killed upon the waylands of the Illinois Central 416 herd of horses and mules, 1, 149 head of cattle and 963 head of hogs. This is a substantial re duction over the corresponding months of former years, but there is still much room for improve ment. I earnestly request all employees to assist in preventing the destruo | tion of livestock upon the pay lands of this system. Furthermore, I call upon them to ask. the co operation of farmers and stock owners to assist in preventing the killing of their stock. An open farm gate is an indication of care lessnessand negligence and refleots not only upon the owner of the adjacent property, hut also upon the employees of the Company. A great deal of stock are killed inside of station limits, particularly at this eeasou of the year when cotton-seed and grain are moving. On one Division of the system, 22 head of large stook were killed during the month of October and 20 of these were killed inside sta tion limits If Division Officers and employees will promptly bring this mutter to the attention or municipal authorities in munic ipalities where stock are permitted to run at large I believe, in many places, relief can beseoured. Let us take a fresh hold upon this important matter of conserv ing the live stock, and Btop the waste. Snggestiono are solicit* d and will be gratefully received. A. E Cltft, General Manager. FOR SALE. Single Comb Rhode Island Red Cockerels. Improve your flock with full blood birds. Special prices now. S. N. BERRYHILL Water Valley, Miss.