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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 MftH Matter, at the Postoflice at Laurel, of Congress of March VOL. 3. LAUEEL, 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- nounce that it is getting along very nicely. He returned to school on Tuesday. Miss Harris, a primary teacher in Irwin Russell School, attend- 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 Fri- day. The program rendered was one of the best we have had this year. The following was the program: 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. Wal- drup. 5th. Compositions entitled: (1) Ideal life of a Bailey. (2) Ideal life of a Belle McCarty. (3) School Friendship De- reathia Sumrall. (4) A Trip to the ry Richards. (5) The Beautiful Valley- Sterling Floyd. (6) How one should behave in a Mulloy. (7) How misconduct effects so- Mulloy. entitled: (1) World's mie Hunter. (2) The Leg- gett. Before the adjournment of the meeting the chairman of the Ad- visory Committee stated that he was very much pleased with the work. ___________ N. W. Collins, well known as the most stfccessful 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 ownla beautiful home in West End. His only worry at present r ia that he is a widower. Stringent Dog Law Passed-Sev 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 Laza- rus, the street dog, began his promiscuous fighting on the streets. A bird dog that ha-d been bitten by Lazarus began figh'ting other dogs and before being killed had bitten two three persons slightly. The city council passed an or- dinance 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- structions 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 rabies? those bitten will go there for a course of treatment. C Our orrespondents Instructions to Correspondents. Wi itc on one side of the paper only. A pencil should be used, .ind all proper, or individual numes. plainly written. Always sign your nnmu to the article; ft will not be printed. Don't try to be funny with correspondents- It may cntcrum you, but ninety-nine per cent of the renders do not cure for it. Anything that is talked about in your neigh- borhood 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 wmit nnv libel suits. Horace. Messrs. Jackson and Leguio are hustling with their new mill now. There has been quite a lot of sickness in this vicinity this week- F. Reeves and J. O. Freemart 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. Ilosey 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 LKDGER almost ever since its first issue and I have enjoyed its bright paged very much. The three-months-old 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 farm- 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 fam- ily visited Joel Walters at Laurel Friday. Mrs. Kittrell, of Laudcrdale county, visited her daughter, Mrs. N. L. Pearson, of Myrick, this week. E.J.Jenkins visited Fellow- ship last week. Morgan Geddie visited Ellis- 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 lot- of itux people hav.e the "blues." Ernest Dyess, who has accept- ed a position with the road ma- chine, visited home folks here Saturday evening, returning to his work Sunday. Joe Beck, from near Waynes- boro, was in this section last week prospecting. J. N. Coker is having some trouble with a bone-felon 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 Lau- rel this wee. Marvin Robinson is at Ellis- 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 even- ing in New Orleans at 7 9-16, being 1-16 down from the day before. It is thought that if the farm- er's meetings throughout {he 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 elec- 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, Mc- Carty and Lovell, will serve re- freshments 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. Begin- 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 suf- fered. Forests were almost wrecked by the breaking down of trees and limbs. Telephone and telegraph companies suffered thousands of dollars from break- 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 handicap- ped. The IOSH to this section will nrnount to many thousands of dollars. LIBRARY Central High Y. M. C. Baptist Church........... Tallahoma Club.......... I. O.O. F............. Masons.................. K. ofP.................. 614 Presbvterian 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 pur- chasers at the following places: O'Ferrall 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 believe- if you're turning a grindston but it is good lor the muscles of your arm. n- 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 work.LoVe, friendship, social intercourse, so- cial joys, everything parses away in time except work. Learh-- 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. <3 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 sicknVss of-1 his wife who has been ill almost ever since they came to Laurel. f Mr. Nixon has sold his photo- graphic studio to Miss Francis who will continue to ope- rate it after his departure. Mr. Nixon a fine photographer has made many friends here who will regret to know of the neces- sity of his early departure. has decided to make no sittings after February 20. We satisfy our customers.: if they can be satisfied with reliable groceries, prompt service .encTv fresh, new the grocer. Several important letters and a lot of special contributions have been omitted this week on account of of space. Those.not out of date will appear next week.   

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