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MM ) f < J * i x*7 A 1,'7/TAa j TTt 7/ A \ / I / / ♦ % i ► C=2» Largest Circulation-Guaranteed-of Any Country Weekly Published in the State of Mississippi. VOL. LXV1 LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY, JANUARY, 7, 1904. NUMBER 40. CONFEDERATE ■ VETERANS. Meeting of Holmes County Camp United Confederate Veterans No. 398. Holmes county camp No. 398 U. C. V. held a regular meeting Jan. 4,'04. Camp was called to order by Com mander R. H. Baker and opened with prayer by Comrade F. A. Howell. Minutes of last meeting wore read and roll called. Comrade Wm M. Broad away was elected chaplain and J. W. Swinnev treasurer in place of Jos eph Moore deceased. Comrade C. •ltenburg addressed the camp on the subject of the movement now on foot at Jackson to sell the old ca'pitol grounds including the Confederate park, for private enterprises commander appointed C- Oltenburg J. W. Swinney and J- G- Hamilton a committee to attend to this matter and to represent this camp at a time to be selected by all the camps in this state and represent their opposition to the sale of said capitol grounds, other than a public park. J. T. Pettus renewed his memoer ship with the camp. Comrade. Oltenburg addressed the camp on enlisting interest in the Daughters of Veterans in the move ment of erecting a monument to Veterans, and on motion of W- B. ^ White and J. R. Newsome the com / mander between now and the next regular meeting a monumental committee consisting of , three members from each supervisors district. The following tribute to the mem ory of Comrade Joseph Moore was unanimously adopted; "Joseph Moore was born Jan. 6, 1843 and died at his home near Lex ington, Miss. Dec., 12, 1903. In hi* young manhood he offered his ser vices to his country of the Southland and did faithful duty as a soldier in Co. 1,12th Miss., Reg. Inf'ty until August 1864, a gunshot wound in the left thigh disabled him for fur ther service as a soldier, and ever after left him a cripple. He did not get home until May 1865, but took up the duties of a peaceful citizen, ever after faithfully discharged every obligation that the church or state imposed upon him. Feb. 1st 1866 he was married to Miss M. C. Hamp ton and thus assumed other and greater responsibilities that he dis charged with such signal success that his neighbors respected him, his wife revered and laved him and his children rise up and call him blesssd. His church made him a Steward and Sunday School Superintendent and it is sufficient to say that he was a good one. him its treasurer and the records show nothing against him and that his official acts were approved and endorsed by all good citizens. Modest, diffident, unassuming in all things yet he was firm and courageous in the performance of his obligations. He was a member of Castalian Lodge No. 139 of Masons and lived to its ob ligations. He was the treasurer of Holmes County Camp United Confed erate Veterans and loved to meet his comrades and enjoy social pleasures with them. A good citizen, a faith ful Christian, a true husband, a fond loving father He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his death yet they mourn not as those who have no hope, for his life was so fully devoted to his duties, to his Savior, his family and his country, that to know him' was to love him, and all believe that he has entered that rest that remains to the people of God. Camp adjourned with a benediction from Adjutant F- A. Howell. R. II. Baker Commander. The authorized to appoint was a a a Ilis county twice elected 7i in of for and he Laundry Notice. Downer & Watson will send off laundry basket each Tuesday from Lexington Dry Goods Co. store. l-7-3t S. Ralston's Health Food for summer and winter. Call up Gwin Bros. Pure maple syrup at Gwin Bros. Lofstrom-Stigler. Wednesday evening, Dec. 30th, at eight o'clock, the beautiful edifice of the MethodistEpiscopal church, south, was the scene of the plighting of the vows of Mr. Charles Lofstrom and Miss Gulie Stigler. The church had been artistically decorated in the color scheme of white and green. The ushers, Messrs. John Dyson, Oakley Jordan, Oscar Motor andCun liff McBeo preceeded the bridal party. To the happy strains of the wed ding march from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" rendered by Miss Viola Lindholm, the bride, gowned in a lovely creation of crepe-de-chene over silk with veil and carrying Bride roses, came up the aisle accompanied by Miss Inez Cunningham. They were met at the chancel by the groom and his best man, Mr. Sam Johnson. The ceremony of the l'resbyt rian services was said by Rev. Berryhill in his most pleasing style. The marriage was followed by a re ception at the home of the brides' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stigler, to which a few friends were invited. An elaborate menu was served in the dining room, which had been de corated in white and green. Fes toons of white gauze entwined with ntin ribbon were suspended from the chandelier and carried to the four corners of the table. The decora tions of the tables were ferns and cut flowers. Many handsome gifts were receiv ed, consisting of silver, cut glass, me dallions, lamps and many other arti cles of taste and beauty. The Advertisers' good wishes go with this happy couple, and may they always live up to the life that will harmonize itself into the beauty and holiness of one grand sweet song. Strayed or stolen. From Big Egypt Plantation, near Cruger, about Dec. 1st, one dark bay or brown mare mule, about seven years old, 15J hands high, heavy se.t with little hair on tail, carries ears a little stiff. A liberal reward will be paid to any one delivering to J. F Rodgers at Cruger, Miss., or to the undersigned at Lexington, Miss. J. B. McLean STRAYED. A bay horse mule, 14 hands high swapped by me from the gypsies. Notify J. M. Powers. Franklin, Miss. FOR SALE. A residence, 6 rooms una ball, well papered and painted. Good location in northern part of Lexiig ton. Apply to this office. STRAYED. If anyone can give information of the below described mule, I will pay a reward of $5. It is a dark brown mare mule, about 14 hands high, with tail reached clean, very heavy mane, and collar mark on the should er- This is a very pretty mule about FRANK McGAW, in care of Mr. M. M. Rayner, Lexington, Miss. 7i years old. Lexington, Miss., Jan. 2, 1904. The following resolutions was adopted by the Colored Teachers' Association held at Lexington. Whereas, Prof. C. C. Swinney has in his administration as county sup erintendent shown himself to be an ar dent friend cf education, a man un biased in his dealings with teachers and public generally, We, teachers of Holmes county in association as sembled make the following resolu tions and declarations. 1st. His management of office has been the best for schools. 2nd. His method of conducting examinations has been such that only capable teachers have worked in the county, thereby redounding to the benefit of both teacher and pupil. Thereto re be it resolved that the thanks of the Colored Teachers' As sociation be tendered Prof. Swinney for the courteous consideration shown to teachers and for the able and irreproachable ma mer in which he has conducted the office 1). W- Ambrose, ch'mn. S. A. Porter, sect'y. Let us send you a sample of our roasted coffee. Gwin Bros. W. P. TACKETT IS APPOINTED Hamasa Temple A. A. 0. N. M. S. Selects W. P. Tackett as Delegate to Convocation. The friends of Hon. W.P. Tackett will be gratified to learn that he was recently elected by the Hamasa Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Meri dian, as a delegate to represent the Shriners of Mississippi at the Grand Conclave to be held at Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 13th and 14th,1904, The Shriners of Lexington, consisting of quite a large membership, are ap preciative of the compliment paid by Hamasa Temple to Mr. Tackett, and congratulate him and the Shriners upon his election to the position. All of his expenses will be paid by the temple, and it is certain that a pleas ant trip is in store for Mr. Tackett J. M. Powers, of Franklin, soj ourn ed in town Monday on his way to Texas after stock. Gwin Bros, for fresh groceries. Armour's sliced ham, a quick break faster. Send to Gwin Bros.. Among the attendants at the Holmes County Camp of U. C. V. from out of town we noted Frank D. Megee, George Walker and W. J. Morris of Bowling Green, W. W, Lunsford and Jno. F Wallace of Cox burg, J. C. Pierce of Eulogy, M. D. Hearn and J.V. Spell of Ebenezer, and J. Lipsey of Franklin. D. N. Foose, A. G. Kelly and Ira Jones business men of Tchula made Lexington a visit Monday. W. K Burt and family, after a pleasant visit with nis daughter Mrs. T. J. Jordan, left for his home in Winona Monday. Joe Willie Thompson has, we are sorry to announce, been laid up with serve case of La Grippe. I)r. B. M. Farr, is, we are glad to report to his many friends, improving. Dr. Jack Brand and family left for Buena Vista, where he will practice his profession ind make it his future nome. r 1 Sample=Burwell Co. HEADQUARTERS FOR We have p m stock the following sues of this all steel wire fence r which we offer ® to our trade at FLLWOOO.ivIFIELD FENCE, ■■ POULTRY, RABBIT AND LAWN FENCE. 58 INCH Absolute efficiency at least expense, soincm A practical fence that will positively turn cattle, horses, hogs and pigs. A fence 7 «mcH ft ■ 34II1CH pMMWns P 6 INCH that is strong, "H'Hi ° ISINCH practically ever- -smS* lasting, proven Vyv thoroughly effi cient under m tnlf .VV.VA fieurFihY'r(Vi*riSiiDTiTvSr«Y7ET^u7fEtohTs !, '' wiitM every possible condition. EVERY ROD OF ELLWOOD FENCE IS GUARANTEED. If you want your fencing problems satisfactorily solved, call and see the f 0ll0WM£ ELLWOOD FENCE and let us show you for how little money you can get absolute satisfaction. prices. 26 incites Standard Wire 35c rod per 34 40c u u u a ' 50 50c u u u u u 58 Garden 65c u u u u Sample-Burwell Co., EBENEZER, MISS. !■» «■$ Officers Installed. The members of the new Board of Supervisors met promptly Monday morning, were installed in office, and organized by electing H. E. Buck president of the board. Geo. F. Nixon, deputy chancery clerk, re cords its proceedings, Jno. B McLean serves the board as deputy sheriff, and W. L Dyer as attorney. The old board was relieved of its duties by the new, which proceeded with its business without a hitch. Mi Buck, the president, wiil be greatly aided jn discharging the duties of his pres ent position by having become fami liar with the business while a mem ber of the former board. The old board has the satisfaction of putting the contract road law into successful operation and turning the county over to the new Board free of debt and well bridged. Unless something unusual happens, the new hoard, by an economic use of the counfy funds, will have easy sailing. Mr. and Mrs D. L. Wilkes,'of Cox burg, visited in our town Tuesday. J. D. Frith, of McComb City, an ex perienced pharmacist and pleasant gentleman, has taken a position at the drugstore of T. J. Jordan. Mr. S. D. Bailey, of Acona, ad ded considerable to the material sup port of The Advertiser Tuesday Fred Carden, superintendent of the electric light plant at Duratt paid this office an appreciated visit while here Monday on business con nected with the installation of the electric Light Plant here,the work on which he supervises. Mr. E. W- Jordan has assumed 1 he management of the new brick enter prise in South Lexington. Mr. H. M. Jordan left yesterday for Keirn's Switch to attend the store on the Hooker place. Mr. and Mrs. Walton entertained at cards Friday evening in an elegant manner. Mrs. P. J. Thomas died at her home near Lexington last Thursday and was buried Jan. 1st. in Odd Fel lows Cemetery. A large procession of friends attended her fuueral J. H. Turner, of Ebenezer, died Jan. 3rd, and was buried with Ma sonic honors Mondiy Jan. 4th. i I DEATH OF COL. RICHARD DAVIS Another Representative of the Old Regime Gone to His Last Rest - Buried at Yazoo City. Col. R. Davis died at his elegant home on the Providence Plantation, Thursday night of last week, and his remains were conveyed to Yazoo City the next day and interred by the side of his wife who preceeded him to the naxt world about two years ago. Col. Davis died of Pneumonia at the age of seventy-three, up to which time he lived at home surrounded with the comforts of a southern gen tleman and was contented with his lot, never for one moment entertain ing the thought that there was a better, more beautiful or desirable country on earth, or one that he would exchange for this. May his rest be peaceful. Mr. I. B. Pickens is in Goodman on a pleasure trip. Mr. Godfrey Shackleford spent Monday in Durant. Mr. Oscar Moter left for a short pleasure trip to Texas Monday, on his return he will be with Beall & Hooker in the hardware business. Mr. Oakley Jordan left Monday for Beaumont, Texas, on a prospecting tour. Our best wishes accompany him wherever he decides to locate. Dr. R. H. Baker has moved his of fice to the Bank of Holmes County building. Hon. II. H. Elmore is in Jackson to take up his duties as State Sen ator. Uncle Bob Whittington, of Tchula, was in town Wednesday on business before the board of Supervisors. Hon. S. N. Sample left last Sunday for Jackson. Hon. W. P. Tackett went down to Jackson Sunday. Hon. and Mrs. H. S. Hooker left Saturday evening for Jackson via Canton. Masonic Officers Installed. The installation of officers in the Masonic Lodge, owing to St. John day falling on Sunday was deferred until Monday night Dec- 28th. At the close of ceremonies all ascended to the banquet hail where a feast of every thing good pertaining to the season awaited them, and of which all were hearty partakers. If you can't think of anything for dinner phone Gwin Bros. Mr J. F. McNeer of BowlingGreen> called in Monday to wish us a happy New Tear. Try Campbell's soups a Iready seas - oned Gw in Bros. Force, a brain and muse la builder at Gwin Bros. Mr. Jno. Shurlds, one of the la rge planters of the vicinity of Tchula, pleasantly increased the Advertiser's bank statement Monday. Silver moon cheese full Gwin Bros. Mr. W. W. Byrd of, Brozville, tail ed in Monday to encourage the old paper with h is approval of the new regime. Try Knox's acidulated gelatine. For sale by Gwin Bros. 'Mr. Jonas Long, son of our old friend and patron JamesLong, of Cox burg, made the Advertiser an appre ciated visit Tuesday. Fresh self rising buckwheat at Gwin Bras. Fresh mince meat at Gwin Bros. F. M. Estes and J. H. McGee, lead ing citizens of Cruger were on busi ness here Monday. Mr. J. I, McLellan, of Bowling Green, in appreciation of the old pa per renewed his subscription Monday. Mr. Jno. I. Almon ex-justice of the peace and all-round good citizen remembered the old paper Monday. Esq. R. M. Edwards, of Thornton, dropped in Monday to assist the Ad vertiser in making its voyage pleas antly through 1904. Mr. John W. Bailey, of Acona, made our office a visit Monday in the interest of the old papers well doing. Mr. W. J. Morris of Bowling Greea cream, ed called on us Monday in appreciation of the Advertiser's visits. Mr. Ben Brown, a son of Judge RichmondBrown, a*prominent citizen here in ante helium days, arrived here Tuesday after an absence of thirty three years in Arkans Texas. Mr. R. II. McCaleb, depot agent of Leflore, spent Christmas with kindred and old friends here, who were glad to see him looking well and enjoying prosperity. J. B. McBride and Will Bolling, of Richland made the Advertiser a pleasant and a] 1 predated call Thurs nd day. We are glad to announce that the ten year old son of Mr. W. P. Hammett is recovering from the wound he' accidently inflicted himself Christmas day. Miss Waters, a beautiful young la dy of near Zeiglerville, died last Sat urday of pneumonia while on a visit to Supervisor W. L. Smith, at Cox I burg. Sincere condolence is extend ed to the bereaved. Homer Dean, of Leland, Lexington social circles this week. Brooke Burwell, of Ebenezer, here in business circles Tuesday. Mr. Jas. H. Fuqua Jr. is in Jackson on business this week. W. C. Sheehy, of Bowling Green transacted business in town Monday. T. W. James, of Bee Lake, spent Sunday in town. H. P. Hosmer, of Balmetto Horn*, was on official business here Monday. J. M. Powers, of Franklin, attend ed church in town Sunday. Hon. E. F. Noel has been attend ing to legal business in Jackson this week. Hon. S. M. Smith left for Jackson laat Friday. upon was in was of SOCIAL CIRCLES DURING XMAS Pleasapt Entertainments were the Order of the Week-Many Visitors in the City. Mr- S. L. Burwell enjoyed Xmas cheer with his boon companion, Dr. Jack Ewing, of Harriston. Mr. Lester Barr reports Eva much holiday with Kosciusko '3 Kriss Kringle Miss B. Wright's presence is a most pleasing addition to our social pathways. MesHr. Will and Dalton McBee tertained their young friends mo 3 t royally Tuesday night. A feast of dainties and games of fan-tan fur nished the hours with refreshments and frolic. Mr. Earl Hooker cap tured the souvenir of sweets- The dainty demoiselle of this happy house hold, Miss Susie Walton, was mistress of ceremonies in her usual graceful way. - so en Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Eggleston enter tained a large euchre party, royally Tuesday night of last week. Their lovely home was a radiant picture of springtime warmth and cheer in con trast to the wintry night without. After a gay galaxy of games Mr. John Dyson captured the gentlemen'* prize a unique fob. Mrs. G. A. Wil son was awarded the ladies, prize, a handsome pitcher vase and cut the lone hand a pack of decorated cards, the latter she presented to Mr. John Dyer, who had cut low in two con tests and needed consolation. Fruit punch was served in the reception hall all the evening. After the games followed refreshments of salads, sandwiches, chocolate and cake. Mrs. Eggleston and Misses Eggleston further delighted their guests by rendering magical music, the divine art of interpreting being theirs in a high degree. Social skies will not show a brighter star than this happy occasion, Miss Mary Alice Stigler entertain ed at a unique breakfast Christmas morning. A hoop of holly hung with stockings filled with sweets and sou venirs hung over the table and yule tide cheer with happy hospitality that always per vades this happy home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom James will en tertain a house party at their splen did country seat at Sharkey, Miss., on the 14th. Among the invited guests from here are Misses Emmi* and Clandine Stansbury, Jessie and Lydia Wyatt, Mary Alice Stigler, May and Floyd Wilson, Nettie, Alice Lee and Annie Watson, Emma Mc Lean and Loula and Amma Beall. Miss Ethel Keirn will assist Mrs. James in entertaining. Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Brand left for their future home, Buena Vista, Mon day. The best wishes of many friends follow them in their new path ways. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Walton usher ed in the new year most royally. Twenty guests were entertained at euchre and the handsome rooms were aglow with warmth and cheer. The reception hall was a bower ferns, palms and holly. Delicious punch was served amidst the springtime greenery. The ladies souvenir, a quaint candle stick, was awarded Miss Lipsey, and Mr. J. L- Dyson also bore the palm of victory and captured the men's prize, a unique tobacco jar. Elaborate refreshmens of salads, tur key, coffee and whipped cream,sherry and cream were served. Each guest's place was marked by a new year card bearing best wishes for 1904. M r. R. J. Whittington, of Tchula, while spending a day here during Christmas week kindly remembered the Advertiser. Mr. Jno. F. Wallace, of Coxburg, while on business in town Monday did not omit the Advertiser in his rounds of pleasant calls. Messrs. McCovington and J. H. Callihan, of Coxburg, added their ap preciation of the Advertiser Monday.