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Laurel Ledger, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1905, Laurel, Mississippi THE LAUREL LEDGER Published Every Saturday Subscription One Dollar a Year Entered May as Second-Class Matter at the at Laurel of Congress of March VOL 3 JONES COUNTY MISS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 1905 NO 43 HIGH SCHOOL Edwin McClure while playing in a game of Negro Man at recess Friday morning January 27 fell and sprained his left arm very badly We are glad to an- that it is getting along very nicely He returned to school on Tuesday Miss Harris a primary teacher in Irwin Russell School ed the regular meeting of the Literary Society last Friday evening On account of the rain last Wednesday morning there were about forty absentees in the High School out of about eighty pupils enrolled One of the editors was con- versing with another school at- tendant about the school news He said School news is getting pretty scarce The attendant answered that it had all rained out MAD DOG SCARE Society The Franklin Literary Society held its regular meeting last day The program rendered was one of the best we have had this year The following was the 1st That idleness should be forbidden by law and work be provided by the State for all who cannot secure employment for themselves Both the affirmative and negative sides gave a strong proof but the judges decided in favor of the negative 2nd Recitations by Mamie Rhyne and Eloise Perkins 3rd Reading by Miss Ida Brockman 4th Address by Prof drup 5th Compositions 1 Ideal life of a Bailey 2 Ideal life of a Belle McCarty 3 School Friendship De- Sumrall 4 A Trip to the ry Richards 5 The Beautiful Sterling Floyd 6 How one should behave in a Mulloy 7 How misconduct effects Mulloy 1 World's mie Hunter 2 The gett Before the adjournment of the meeting the chairman of the Ad- Committee stated that he was very much pleased with the work N W Collins well known as the most farmer in Jones county has promised a series of articles on farming to this paper Mr Collins in twenty years cleared farming beginning without a dollar He now owns several thousand acres of the choicest farm lands in this section is interested in nearly every corporation in Laurel and beautiful home in West End His only worry at present r ia that he is a widower Stringent Dog Law eral People Bitten There has been quite a scare in Laurel this week over what thought by many to be a m dog epidemic The scarce dates back from the time when rus the street dog began his promiscuous fighting on the streets A bird dog that been bitten by Lazarus began figh'ting other dogs and before being killed had bitten two three persons slightly The city council passed an Tuesday requiring dog owners under penalty to keep their canines confined on their premises or securely muzzled for sixty days This will certainly stop the scare or if an epidemic the spread as the police have in- to shoot every dog caught on the streets without a muzzle The head of one of the dogs has been carried to the Pasteur Institute at New Orleans for ex- amination and if tho doctors pronounce the case one of those bitten will go there for a course of treatment C Our Instructions to Correspondents Wi itc on one side of the paper only A pencil should be used ind all proper or individual plainly written Always sign your to the article ft will not be printed Don't try to be funny with It may you but ninety-nine per cent of the renders do not cure for it Anything that is talked about in your will be of interest likely to others Don't make your letters too long It wil save trimming by the editor Always be sine you write facts We do not libel suits Horace Messrs Jackson and are hustling with their new mill now There has been quite a lot of sickness in this vicinity this F Reeves and J O attended the board meeting at Bethlehem last Saturday Some of our farmers are pre paring for another crop but will plant more corn and peas and less cotton Hosey has not been represent ed for some time and the piper that used to take so much trouble to chronicle our little news items seems a little dull to us We have received the almost ever since its first issue and I have enjoyed its bright paged very much The babe ol Mr and Mrs J E Johnson died Friday about 3 o'clock On count of bad weather the burial was postponed till Monday Dry Swamp This spell of weather h a a wrought great damage to ers Timber has been injured and live stock has suffered verely Roads have been eo badly blockaded that passage has been practically impossible Mrs L C Smith who has been very sick is up again Her father Mr Wilse Hawkins of Sandersville was a pleasant guest Sunday Mrs W D Smith stepped on a nail Friday morning and as a result she is very lame Dry Swamp has its breeches rolled up for high water Myrick Mr and Mrs Gough and ily visited Joel Walters at Laurel Friday Mrs Kittrell of county visited her daughter Mrs N L Pearson of Myrick this week visited ship last week Morgan Geddie visited ville Sunday J L Blackledge of Myrick visited Ellisville last week C D Valentine visited home folks Monday night East Laurel We are having some very rainy weather in this section and a of people the blues Ernest Dyess who has ed a position with the road chine visited home folks here Saturday evening returning to his work Sunday Joe Beck from near boro was in this section last week prospecting J N Coker is having some trouble with a on his hand The doctor thinks it will have to be amputated A G Leggott is improving his place by clearing some more land Ovett The cold weather has caused some of the school boys and girls o stay at home this week O B Loper is visiting and waiting on his sick sister at rel this wee Marvin Robinson is at ville on business this week There was a nice show in our town last week Large crowds attended and all seemed to have an enjoyable time C M Edwards of Richton paid our school a visit Monday Miss Mary Hull spent several days witli friends in Laurel last week Cotton Quotations Cotton closed yesterday ing in New Orleans at 7 being down from the day before It is thought that if the er's meetings throughout country today are well attended and all join the movement to hold part of the crop and reduce the acreage and fertilizer this year the price will go up Ben Windham spent several days in Ellisville this week Y M C A Election of Officers Woman's Auxiliary Monday Afternoon The regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary to the Y M C A which will be held in the Gymnasium Hall Monday February 13 at 4 p.m promises to be a very pleasurable one for its members and their Mends The annual election of officers will be held also other business of importance transacted The program will necessarily be short on account of the tion but will make up in quality what it lacks in length Mrs P St G Cocke and Mrs J C Pleasants will favor the ladies with choice selections The committee composed of Mesdames Burdick Justice Carty and Lovell will serve re- at the close of the program The year just closed of the Woman's Auxiliary is one of which the members can bo justly proud as it has been without a doubt the most successful of any enjoyed by similar organizations A full attendance is expected at this annual meeting NEWS Through the kindness of one of the Y M C A directors the Illustrated London News has been added to the already excellent files of magazines and papers at the Association Reading Room Just step around and inspect its pages Only those who come regularly know what a feast of good literature is kept on the Y M C A files Is lying ever will be the subject for discussion at the men's meeting tomorrow at 4 o'clock at the Y M C A hall Let every thoughtful man be there to express his opinion GREAT DAMAGE WROUGHT By Solid Week of Extremely In- clement Weather For one solid week this section experienced the worst spell of weather that has visited the South in many years ning with an extremely cold rain which froze as fast as it fell it wound up with several days of heavy rainfall The cold rain of last Friday and Saturday which froze as it fell did serious damage to every one Live stock on the farm Forests were almost wrecked by the breaking down of trees and limbs Telephone and telegraph companies suffered thousands of dollars from ing wires and falling polls Every railroad in this section suffered washouts Business houses remained open but there was but little doing The heavy rains washed away bridges and tore up roads Trains are tied up and little or no mail has arrived during the latter part of the week No freight is being shipped or received Carpenters have been unable to work and many manufacturing industries j have been seriously ped The to this section will to many thousands of dollars LIBRARY Central High Y M C Baptist Church Club I O.O F Masons K 614 Church 568 W or W 369 lipworth League 250 Ladies Euchre Club 200 Catholic Church 151 Prentiss School 121 Main St M E Church 155 Episcopal Church 62 Junior Epworth League 20 Pleasant Grove 5 No votes are sold They are given out on request to all chasers at the following Mercantile Co Heidelberg Abney Travis Abney Wallace Drug Co D E Ross Groceries Nixon Studio Den ham's Market Mrs C Clark Millinery City News Company Lefkowitz Wineberger Crook Flanagin Frank Gardner Hardware Co Laurel Ledger OBSERVATIONS BY A 0 C One good turn deserves an- other You may not if you're turning a grindston but it is good lor the muscles of your arm Store your mind with the good things of literature for there is surely a time coming when these and these alone will be your companions Everything passes Nothing in this world lasts but friendship social intercourse cial joys everything parses away in time except work to love work for in the darkest hour of your life it will soothe your heart and occupy your mind and lighten your burdens as nothing else can Mr Haynes spot cash plan of giving back all cash taken in on one day each month is an unique way of advertising his grocery business and he says it's almost as popular as a free luch H E Nixon the photographer will leave Laurel March 1st for California where he will reside in the future The reason for Mr Nixon's move is the his wife who has been ill almost ever since they came to Laurel f Mr Nixon has sold his graphic studio to Miss Francis who will continue to rate it after his departure Mr Nixon a fine photographer has made many friends here who will regret to know of the sity of his early departure has decided to make no sittings after February 20 We satisfy our if they can be satisfied with reliable groceries prompt service fresh new the grocer Several important letters and a lot of special contributions have been omitted this week on account of of space out of date will appear next week
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