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SLZOO :pept Archives and Iliatry: VCLUSE 43 YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY DECEMBER 25, 1914 NUMBER 24 Y City ill HERALD'S GREAT CONTEST AUTOMOBILE WON BY MISS NEL LIE SINGLETON. Many Valuable Prizes Awarded and the Best of Good Humor Pre vailed. , The Herald's great auto contest came to a close last Saturday after noon, promptly at 5 o'clock. It was successful in every respect, and what we appreciate more than words can , express, that everything: passed off so l" smoothly and nicely, that all the con testants, even those who did not win a prize, were in the best of humor, and eood nature prevailed throughout. .To each and every contestant we desire to- return our sincere thanks. Ihey worked hard all during the con test, and a more courteous and genial class of contestants we have never seen. We return thanks also to each of the judges in the contest, whose ac curacy and fairness and generosity in giving their time to the work we greatly appreciated. There were 52,000 900 votes cast, and the work of count ing them was no small task. They made the following report: We, the judges in the Herald's auto mobile contest, find the folowing en titled to the prizes named: First prize, automobile Miss Nellie Singleton. Second prize, piano or trip to Pan ama Exposition Mrs. Battaile Noble. .. Third prize, sewing machine M;S3 Mary, Rowe. 1 Fourth prize, business college schol arship Mrs. James McGraw. Fifth prize, business -college schol arship. Miss Frances Blunt Sixth prize, pneumatic sweeper ; Mrs. L. E. Miller." JNO. P. BENNETT, - D. WOLERSTEIN, W. J. LEDBETTER, ; . - , r Judges. A Card of Thanks. ' .1 ..wish to express my most sincere .- i. thanks to.niy ?wany"' friends who . r' c,od so valntl5'd loyally by me '.!., .(taring tlw'' Ileraiu- Contest; ' I s i bare you'words fail when f 4ry to ex press all, the gratitude which is in my heart for each and every one who so generously and kindly assisted me in winning the .Auto. I could never have held out but for the many words of encouragement and help that came from friends. It is gratifying to me to know that as many had it in their hearts to do so much for me. With every assurance thatl will . .try to merit the esteem that I will have fon me and that I will enjoy the Auto to the utmost, I am Very truly yours, - . NELLIE SINGLETON. To My Friends. In the contest which has just clos ed by the Herald the loyal support of my friends is a great source of pleasure and comfort. Though I did not win the Auto my faith in humani ty has been increased and the love of friends made more of a reality. To all who in any way gave me the least assistance I return my very best thanks and will carry your kindly co operation in my heart as one of its richest measures. MARY ROWE. Card of Thanks. The willing hearts and hands that helped. in the contest have proven the value of friends, and that there are countless numbers of noble Mississip pians in Yazoo County, whose acquain tance 'is well worth knowing. These fricnd3 shall ever be treasured in the memory of Mrs. Battaile Noble, who ' gratefully wishes to each long ISfe, happiness and prosperity. A Card of Thanks. I take this method of v returning thanks to all who so generously and kindly assisted me in anyway during the late Herald Contest, and also for the many expressions of good will. :. While I was not successful in win ning the car I am none the less grate ful for the hearty support and good will shown by my friends. FRANCES BLOUNT. New Methodist Pastor. ; Rev. W. M. Sullivan, with his fami ly, arrived Wednesday evening, and are now safely and snugly esconced in the parsonage. While we regret the going of Rev. Mr. Harmon and family, yet we gladly open oyr hearts to the new pastor and his family and will give them the same cordial and loyal support which has been characteristic of the Methodists of 'Yazoo City. Miss Dorothy Darrington Entertains I Five Hundred Club. ! The handsome home of Dr. and ; Mrs. John Darirngton was given over to the younger set of young people as ; their lovely daughter, Miss Dorothy : was hostess to the Five Hundred Club. After several interesting games of Five Hundred were played, dainty re freshments were served, after which the young folks repaired to their, homes to have pleasant dreams of a most delightful evening spent with Miss Dorothy. , Rev. N. B. Harmon and Family Left Wednesday Morning. Though it was at the season of the year that all should wear a smiling face, the hearts of the Methodists and many others were made sad by the departure of the Harmon family. They certainly leave behind them only pleasant things in the hearts of the people they diave served for the last two years and they will be missed in many ways. Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Jones the two saints of the household whose very presence was an inspira tion and pleasure to all who called at the parsonage will be missed sadly in deed. May they live many years to bless the world with their rich exper iences and the sweet example of wo manly graces. . ( ROBBERY ON JEFFERSON ST. J. H. Milner's Store Entered and Rob bed of Merchandise. Last Saturday night, for the fourth time this year, the store of Mr. J. H. Milner was broken into about mid night. The thieves pried the door open and took about $35 worth of sugar, flour, rice, meat, cheese, tobacco, canned goods, candy and molasses. Mr. Milner suspected Charley Bur ton, a negro that hda been hanging around his store for several days. He telephoned Mr. Muse, deputy sheriff of Yazoo County, who went with him to the mother of Burton. Here a little of the plunder was found, although no trace of Burton .himself was found. Monday evening, however, Mr. Milner called Burton's nephew into his store and found where Burton was stay ing. He went to the place described and found a woman who lived with Burton still at the place. She told where Burton was and also told him that Harrison Rucker and Aaron Jef ferson were confederates of his. Mr. Milner on seeing Jefferson on the street arrested him and carried him to the court house, and later to jail. Bur ton and Rucker are still at large. The original plan was to knock Mr. Milner in the head, however, this plan did not take place because J. C. Davis, foreman of the Herald, was present at the time he closed up An Unfortunate Accident. Sunday afternoon Chas. Middleton went over to play with the children who were playing in the yard of Mr. and Mrs. E. Shepherd. In the play he snapped an air gun in little Eva's face, thinking the gun was empty. Like all unloaded guns it went off and the 6hot went into the child's eye. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Shepherd, took the child to Jackson that evening t0 consult a specialist in an effort to save the sight if pos sible. The Doctors said that it would be impossible to determine the results for several days as the shot could not be located at this time." The accident is greatly to be de plored and no one feels it more keen ly than Charles Middleton and his parents. It is to be hoped that the shot did not go far enough in the ball' to entirely destroy the sight. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd have the sympa thy of the community in the unfortu nate accident ifi Eva' who -a quite a favorite with all who know her. Examination For Nurses. The State Board of Examiners for Nurses will meet in Jackson, Janu- ary 4th, 1915, to examine nurses who are not eligible nuder the waiver. MARY H." TRIGG, Sec Greenville, Miss. All nurses elligible to registration, in 'Mississippi, under the waiver must have their application in the hands of the Secretary of the State Board before the 11th of March, 1915. For further information apply to MARY E. TRIGG, Sec-Treas. i Greenville, Miss. Bargains in Clothing, Shoes, nats, Collars, Ties and Underwear. Call and see me before they are all sold C A. LIGHTCAP. "Y7L.r L Why the Chimes mas Wonder St RAYMOND MACDONALD ALDEN ! There was tnce, in a far-away coun-, celebration. "Nobody can guess. Little try where few people have ever travel- ed, a wonderful church. It stood on a high hill in the midst of a great city, and every Sabbath, and on sacred days like Christmas, thousands of people climbed the hill to its great archways, ; looking like lines of ants all moving in the same direction. When you came to the building itself you found stone columns and dark passageways, and a grand en trance leading to the main room of the church. This room was so long that one standing at the doorway could scarcely see the other end, where the choir and the ministers sat near the marble altar. At the furthest corner was the organ, which was so loud that when it began to play the people for miles around would close their shut ters and prepare for a storm, think ing they heard the thunder. Alto gether there was no such church ever seen as this one, especially when it was lighted up for some festival, and crowded with people, young and old. But the strangest thing about the whole building was the wonderful chime of Bells. There stood at one corner of the church a gray Stone tower, with ivy mowing over it as far up as one could see. As far as one cpuld, see, I said, for the tower was quite great enough to fit the great i her and tried to rouse her, even tug- j church, and it reached so far into tinging at her arm a little as if he would i sky that it was only in very fair , try to carry her away. He turned her j Veather that anyone claimed to be able to see the top, and even then there were but few who thought it was with- in sight. Up, and up, and up climbed the stones and the Ivy, and ag the men who built the church had been dead for hundreds of years, every one had forgotten how high the tower was supposed to be. - ' Now, all the wise people knew that at the top of the tower was a chime chime of Christmas"' bells. . They Mt,' hung there ever sinca the churchjwas finish- ed, and were. the most beautiful bells in the world. Some thought it was be cause a great musician had cast them and arranged them in their place, and others said it was because of the great height, reaching up to where the air was clear and pure; however this may be, no one who had headr the chimes ever denied that they were the sweet est in the world. Some describe them as sounding like angels far up in the sky, and others like strange winds singing through the trees. But the fact was no one hat heard them for years and years. There was an old man living not far from the church who said he remembered that his mother had spoken of hearing them when-she was a little girl, and he was the only one who could say as much as that. They were Christmas chimes, I said,, and were not meant to be played by men or on common oc casions. On Christmas Eve all the peo ple of the city brought to the church their offerings to the Christ-Child, and when the greatest and best offering was laid on the altar there would come sounding through the music of the choir the voices of the Christmas chimes far up in the tower. Some said the wind rang them, and others that they were so high that the angels could set them swinging. But for j Child, and spend the time, instead In ' a jar. many long years, as I said before,'they j the lonesome snow outside t're city j had never been heard. The ministers wall. But it never occurred to himjNo bleating cornes from the lambs said that people had been growing less ( that he could leave the poor Madonna! of, the shecpfold. , careful of their gifts for the Christ-ito freeze without his help. . j Would that the world, like them, were Child, or gave them rather to make j Tjie grcat churci, was truly a won- ' housed from the cold, a display for their own honor thanjfjnrful place that night. Everyone ' Winds may come and bring the cold, for love of Him, so that no offering 'gajj jt had never looked so bright' beautiful snow, - was brought good enough to deserve amj beautiful before. When the organ But Christmas fires hold the hearts the music of the chimes. Still every i j,iayeJ. and Hie thousands of people j warm, tender flow, ' Christmas Eve, the rich people of the;6an- tne ymn. the walls shook with! Stir up the fire, rouse gladsome jcity crowded to the' altar, each one try- ing to g've some Dettcr gut man any- lone else, without taking anything that j he wanted to keep for himself; and j the church was filled with those who j thought that perhaps the wonderful bells, would be heard again. But, al- though the music was sweet and the offerings were plenty, only the roarjgotj g0 heavy that they could scarce-! of the wind could be heard far up in j y farry them iown the aisle; a great thapld stone tower. writer laid down a book that he had Now, a number of miles from the city, in a little country village where j last of all walked the king of the coun nothing could be seen of the great try hoping with all the rest to win church save glimpses of the tower when the weather was fine, lived a: boy named Pedro and his little broth-j er. They knew very little about the i Christmas chimes, but they had heard j of the service in the church on Christ mas Eve, and had a secret plan that they had ofte stalked over when by themselves, for going to the beautiful D ' A -fV I Kang, A Christ - orv Brother," Pedro would'saj-, "all the' The procession was over, the gifts J fine things there are to see and hearxvere on the ',ar. and the chair j In the church; and I have even heard ! It said that the Christ-Child himself sometimes comes down to bless the ! meeting. What if we could see Him?." k The day before Christmas was bit terly cold, with a few lonesome snow flakes flying in the air, and a hard white crust on the ground. Sure enough, Pedro and Little Brother were able to slip quietly away early in the afternoon on the way co the Christmas celebration; and although the walking was hard in the frosty air, before nightfall they had trudged so far, hand in hand, that they saw the lights of the big city just ahead of them. Indeed, they were about to enter one of the great gates in the wall that surrounded it, when they saw tomething dark on the snow near their path and stepped aside to look at it It was a poor woman, who had just fallen outside the city, too sick and tired and cold to get in where she might have found shelter. Ine snow niade a sort of pillow for her, and she j would soon be so sound asleep in the ; wintry air that no one could even awaken her again. All this Pedro saw i in a moment, and he knelt down beside face toward him, so that he could rub some of the cold white snow on it, and then, when ho had looked at her silently for a moment, he stood up and i saio 'f "it's noCse, Little Brother. You will have to go on alone." "Alone?1; cried Little Brother. "And you. will not see the Christmas fes- , r" 7 - tivifi" '". j ajd Pedro; and he could not nc!R a Jiittlo choking sound of d.s appointment in hig throat. "See this poor woman; her face looks like the Madonna in the chapel window, and she will freeze to death if nobody cares for her. You can bring some one to help her when you come back, and I can keep her alive. Both of us need not miss the celebration; it would better be I. You can easily find your way to the church; and you must see and hear everything twice, Little Brother once for you and once for me. I am sure the Christ-Child must know how I would love to come and worship Him; and ohl if you get a chance, Little Brother, to slip up to the altar without getting in anyone's way, take thig little silver piece of mine and lay itxlown for my offering, when no one is looking. Don't forget the place where you left me, and for give me for not going with you as I would like." In this way he hurried off Little Brother to the city, and wrinkled hard to keep back the tears as he heard the crunching footsteps sounding farther and farther away in the dark ness. It was so hard, to lose the music and splendor of the celebration that he had planned for so long, to lose the chance of offering his own silver' ; piecs that he had saved for the Christ- j j the SOim an,i ijUie rt.firj, outside; j,e waW of th(J citV( et tjie earth trrmblp all around him. At last came . tho procession to bear the offerings ' $0 tj,e atar, when great and rich men j marched proudly up to lay down their pifts to the Qirist-Child. Some brought wonderful jewels, some baskets of been making for years and years; and , for himself the chime of the Christmas , bells. There was a great murmur through the church as the people saw the king take from his head the royal crown all set with diamonds and other precious stones, and lay it gleaming on the altar as his offering to the holy Child. "Surely," said everyone, "we shall hear the bells now, for nothing like has ever Wpewd before." d thy u .tood sua tou.ten, but; vMuy me cum oui wum was ncaru in tnt stone tower, and the people shook j their heads, some of them saying, as I they had done before, that thev never i really believed the story of the chimes. ; an1 doubte(1 f hey rung at all. j naa. closing hymn. Suddenly he organist stopped playing as though h had heen hot, n everyone looked at the old mfuiBter, who was standing in his place and holding up his hand ' for silence. Not a sound could be heard , from anyone in the church, but as all the people strained their ears to lis ten, there came softly but distinctly swinging through the air, the sound of the bells in the tower I So far away and yet so clear seemed them usic, so much sweeter than anything that had been heard before, rising and falling away up there in the sky, that the people in the church sat for a moment as still as though something held each of them by the shoulders. Then they all stood up together and stared straight at the altar, to see what great gift had awakened the long Silent bells. But all that the nearest of them saw was the childish figure of Little Brother, who had crept softly down the aisle when no one was looking, t euros little piece or silver on 1 he altar, , THE CHRISTMAS FIKE to MKS. BATTAILE NOBLE, By Her Mother. M AINTY DOWNS-HOUTZ. (Written for the Herald) ,:,. un the fire roue it warm eW- Hnm. rhppP. Kindle the Yule logs, for Christmas tide is here. Chips kindle the flames that light' the logs above, Flames that mirror the faces of those we love Faces of friends of now and then, of young and of ..old, . 1 ... Iij whose joyous eyes our own heart thoughts are told. Heap up the chips 'till the merry flames glow bright. The spirit of life-flames make little deeds right. Pile on life-chips gathered from last year to this Little deeds of kindness give yule-tide its bliss. Love and forgiveness make life-fires golden glow. Bury words of unkindness In ashes below, Yule fires are treasure troves all the years have found; Set the chips to glowing with love and joy around. Let music and laughter from hearts full glee Mingle with the smoke that upward goes so free. Mistletoe with its tears of melancholy Decked with the red beads of ever green holly. Hang stockings low to mantle jambs for tots , While Santa is waiting on the chim ney tops. , Reindeer have come from nobody knows how far. Like memories that slip near without Christmas cheer; x Kerne mber each dear, loved one, both far and near. Let the warm, merry crackling Christ fire glow; Let each heart be glad with life's rythmetical flow. Then listen to the story the Christ- j Child tells. T.ing out its tidings with merry Christ- ma3 bells. There's joy among the poor, the low, and the high ; For this Christ-Child is nigh to take away each sigh. Benton, Dec. 25, 1914. For Sale. 200 lbs. of pure home-made lard put up in buckets. Price 15e per lb. Apply to MR. IL C. JOHNSTON, Yazoo City, Miss. REPORT OHV. R. RITCH (iood Work Done During Last Year. Plans for Next. Mr. W. R, Ritch, Farm Demonstra tor for Yazoo County, has given out the following: Having arrived at the end of the 6rst year's services with the farmers of Yazoo County, as Agent of the Farm Demonstration Work, coming as a stranger among you, I feel that it would be a display of an ungratcfut disposition not to express my appre ciation of gratitude for the many acts of kindness shown me during the past year. The life of a Demonstration Agent is a hard one, at best, and but for the co-operation, encouragement, and assistance by the good people of Yazoo, I fear the ends sought for might not have been accomplished. I feel that my work might have amount ed to little had it not been for the as sistance rendered me by the Yazoo Commercial Club, first in Introducing me to the various farmers over the county and helping me locate the dif ferent demonstration plots, and second. in providing the funds which ' were used for the following purposes: A tour of the county, carrying speakers right to the farmers direct The home grown dinner held in Yazoo City in September. Tho putting on of the Ya zoo County exhibit, both at Jackson and Yazoo City, as well as the demon stration of the inoculation of hogs for cholera by Dr. E. M. Ranck, of the A. & M. college on Nov. 6th. I think that this jg more than has ever been done by any other commer cial organization in the United States up to the present time. It might be well to state right here that the ini tiative taken by tho Yazoo Commercial Club in encouraging this line of work will receive the support of almost ev ery Southern commercial organization during the season of 1915. It is now receiving the greatest consideration at the hands of the business men of. the South, as it Is a subject thnt is of vital interest to us all. I mtiBt Iho give due credit to the three newspapers of Yazoo City, for their assMance and co-operation. Without t;ie support of the newspa pers, I realize that this work could not he accomplished hear so quickly or thoroughly. The following progressive farmers of Yazoo County have rendered ma terial aid in pushing this work for ward: G. E. Rivers, P. C. Mitchell, Ernest Pepper, W. T. Clark, W. A. Cannon, W. E. Jenkins, J. J. McGraw, II. H. Brickell, J. S. Rowe, Marx Schaefer, , G. M. Manor, D. A. Swayze, Wallace Fleming, J. W. Henderson, J. A. Cald well, Wise Bros., Kyle Kirk, W. C. Sharbrough, and many others too numerous to mention. And last, but not least, I appre ciate the Interest manifested by the ' Board of Supervisors since my 'em ployment by the county for the sea son of 1915. As I am just entering upon the work for the next season, I am going to ask the co-operation and support of every farmer in Yazoo County. I am now employed by your county to assist you as much as possi ble in the improvement of your farm ing methods. I shall not impose upon yoi the untried theory of anyone. Rather I bring you the true and tried methods of the Department of Agri culture. It has cost our government millions of dollars to establish these principles, and I want to r.ssure you that you run no risk in their adoption. Of course, you will undorstr.nd that I am not poing to be able to visit every farmer in Ya;:oo County, and make a demonstration plot of every farm, but I shall endeavor to establish at le;if;t one plot i;i every community, and it is my desire that you kfen well nostcd j upon the progress made in your neigh jborhood. To those who might doubt the clticiency of tho methods I teach, I de sire to inform you that very shortly I shall compile my annual report to the i government as to just what was ac complished in your county, and for your inspection I am going to have it published. This report will only deal with results which I confidently be lieve will challenge your most earnest consideration. W. R. RITCH. LOST. . On the tenth day of December, a small black horse "mule, 10 or 11 years old, weighs about 600 pounds, shod on front feet. Please notify, J. B. JOHNSON, Benton, Miss. Fresh Egg. Aiwiys on hand. JOHNSON A JOHNSTON.