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LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MI SSISSI 1*1*1, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, IS, 1904.
VOL. LX VI
OVER THE COUNTY M
Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent
to Lexington; as Chronicled by The Advertiser Corres
pendents. : •' •' ■ *
Mess. Stephen Hurwell, W. 0.
Barrett and little daugter, Olivie,
spent Sunday at the home of Dr. Hur
J. W. Hurwell is spending the week
in St. Louis purchasing the spring
stock for Sample, Hurwell Co.
The little folks had their dreams
realized on St. Valentine day.
pretty as well as comic souvenirs of
the occasion being received.
Dr. Stewart, of Jackson, was a
visitor to Ebenezer the past week.
Mrs. A. L. Godfrey, of Franklin,
pleasant visitor to relatives
hero the early part of the week.
Mrs. S. N. Sample and littlo boys
went down to Jackson Friday to at
tend the performance of "The Runa
While in the
at the Century.
city they were guests of Dr. and
Mrs. S. S. Carter.
Brooke Burwdl spent Monday with
Our state legislators, accompanied
by Gov. Vardanian and a pleasant
party of ladies, visited the "Hill City'
Saturday, leaving Jackson on a spec
ial at nine o'clock a
drive of 20 miles around the city
viewing the military park and the
places of interest, they were royally
entertaineil at "the Carroll, return
ing to Jackson that night.
The legislatute having adjourned
for the Mardi Gras festivities Hon.
S. N. Sample is at home with his
family fora brief sojourn.
Renshaw'Thomas in doing .some re
pair work on the telephone lines
making improvement in the service
given by the company.
Miss Mury, one of Grenada's at
tractive young ladies, is the guest of
her cousin, Mrs. J. G, Webb.
Messrs. Atkinson and Rimmer vis
ited Goodman Sunday.
Mr. Purviance and daughter, Miss
Eva, of Canton, are the guests of Dr.
To The Lexington Advertiser By our Washington Corres
Washington, Feb. 14, 1904.
The question ia being asked here
why. the now Department of Com
and Labor has not succeeded
better in its quest for "bad" trusts
which it purposed to scare off the
face of the earth by getting the facts
concerning the doings of those trusts
and giving them publicity. That de
partment has been doing business
now for more than a year and not
one line has been printed about trusts.
Secretary Cortelyou has been told
times innumerable where to fish to
catch a nice long string of trusts,
but he persists in ignoring the sug
gestions of democrats. If he really
meant business, and it ever was in
tended that he should proceed against
the trusts and print the facts about
them, he could have collected all the
data necessary for a report that
would have made the trusts oizzle
like a wet cat flung into hades, but
the new department has been as idle
concerning the trusts as has been the
Department of Justice. It simply
shows unmistakably that the republi
can party has concluded to "stand pat"
on the trust question as well as upon
the tariff question and all other ques
ions that will enter into the eam
tpaign this year as the vital issues.
If the people of the country want
anything done on any of these ques
tions they must vote the democrati
ticket and elect a democratic presi
dent and a democratic House of Rep'
resentatives; the people need not be
alarmed lest tariff reduction and trust
busting under. democratic auspices
will disturb business. The leaders of
the party are not going to jump in
and tear things to pieces. They are
not going to blow up the tariff wall
with dynamite, they are going to be
Mr. Edgar Wherry, of Durant,spent
Sunday with his sister Mrs. P. H.
Mr. John Overstreet, Jr., spent
several days in Lexington, with W.
J. Overstreet, last week.
Messrs. -lessee, Lee Van Maxwell,
Jim Rimmer and Miss Maude Max
well whiled away Sunday in Camden.
Mrs. W. S. Gordon and Miss Fan
nie Lou Toombs, left Tuesday for
New Orleans, to attend Mardi Gras.
Mr. G. S. Rogers transacted busi
ness in McGees Wednesday.
We regret verv much to give up
Mrs. W. W. Wilburn and family but
Pickens' loss is Lexington's gain.
Miss Susie Callahan after a pleas
ant visit to Carrollton, has returned
home and accepted a position as day
operator at the telephone exchange.
It seems like old times to hear Miss
Susie once more call "Number?"
Wnt.Taylor, of Vaughn, was among
t he Sunday callers.
Walter Lucas, of Ebenezer, is visit
ing his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson visited the
home of Dr. Lucas in Ebenezer Sun
Mr. John T. Anderson is visiting
friends here this week.
"The Leap Year Girl "
The influence in the climatic condi
tions in the cure of consumption is very
much overdrawn, The poor patient,
and the rich patient, too. cau do much
better at home by proper attention to
food digestion, and a regular U9e of
German Syrup. Free expectoration in
the morning is made certain by German
Sprup, so is a good night's restand the
absence of that weakening cough and
debilitating night sweats. Restloss
nights and the exhaustion due to couch
ing, the greatest danger and dread of
the consumptive, can be prevented or
stopped by takingGermanSyrup liberal
ly and regularly. Should you be able
to go to a warmer clime, you will find
that of the thousands of consumptives
there, the few who are benefited and
regain strength are those who use Ger
man Syrup, Trial bottles 2. r ie; regular
size, 75c. At Swinney Sc Stigler's.
gin gently to lift the rocks off one by
one until the wall is not so high that
the people cannot see over it and see
the tariff-protected industries of this
country selling goods to foreigners
cheaper than they do to home con
sumers. I am rather close to some
of the party leaders here and I know
that their policy is conservative and
not radical. They may not be radical
enough to suit some tariff reformers,
but we are all traveling the same
road and if all will go together, then
we will accomplish something in the
end which will be of real benefit to
the tax payers of the country. If we
do not, then the same old game will
continue and the republicans will
laugh in their sleeves at the split be
tween the conservatives and the radi
cals which continues to let them have
their own way. When will the voters
of the country who really want re
form learn some sense?
At the Opera House on Feb'y 26th.
One of the principal features of In
Louisiana was the railroad scene, in
which two trains crash together head
on in the center of the stage, piling
high the wreckage and burning the
train in full view of the audience.
The theater was packed with people.
The company is first-class and way
above the average. Scenery, effects,
all are good. In Louisiana is in for
a big week.—Post-Dispatch, St.Louis,
On February 1st, in Lexington or
on my way home, a red memorandum
book containing my name. Finder
will please return and receive liberal
reward. P. E. Garnett, Tchula, Miss.
Mark Hanna Dead.
Senator Mark A. Hanna died in
Washington City, Monday morning at
6:40 o'clock. Senator Hanna was a
personal friend of McKinley, and
Chairman of the National Republican
Executive Committee, which he con
trolled with as much ease as a pilot
steers a ship. He was a man of great
will and believed in the power of
money over men. Men like him with
plenty of means to gratify their physi
cal and spiritual wants, it would seem,
would find it hard to turn" loose their
hold on this gay and festive planet,
and light on somewhere they know
not of. However, he left his impress
on the money part of the republican
party, by whom he will be much
missed. His family life was clean
and moral. His main success in poli
tics was due to the efficacy of money.
He will scarce cut as wide a swath in
the unknown continent as he did here.
R. C. Lipsey still represents H. F.
Cassell, of Canton, Miss.; would be
glad to furnish nursery stock of any
kind for February,' or fall ijelivery.
(Jive me an opportunity to show you
what Ijhavc before buying elaowhere.
R. C. Lipsey.
Rev, Mr. Beean,of Tenn.,will hold
services nt St. Mary's Episcopal
church next Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10
o'clock A. M., and 6:30 o'clock in
the evening. Lenten services will
be held during the week following:
the hours of which will hcannounced
in church Sunday.
You know what you are taking
when you take Croves'Tasteless Chill
Tonic because the formula is plainly
printed on every bottle, showing that
it is simply Iron and Quinine in a
tasteless form; no cure, no pay. 50c
'Ve want your furniture trade and
if good goods at low prices will get r
it is ours. So come and see us and
be convinced that we mean business.
Calhoun Furniture Co.,
O.G. Calhoun, Mgr.
Fertilizers for any soil, Scott's Gosy
pium Phospho, lilood and Hone, Plow
Hoy and Acid Phosphate are sure
winners. T. W. Smith & Sons Co.
Prof. W. H. Smith
from Durant Saturday on business
connected with the superintendent's
To cure a cold in one day take Lax
ative Bromo Quinine tablets. All
druggists refund the money if it fails
to cure. E. W. Groves.
Lexington Opera House
THURSDAY - FEB. 25 th
The Sweetest ^tory Every Told
A Story of the Sooth Told la 4 Acts
A Play for the People
Ao All-Star Company.
Six Specialty People.
Head-on Collision Between 2 Trains
Greatest Sensational Effort Ever Produced.
$1.00, 75, 50c 35c 25c
Seats oil sale at Beall's Drug Store
Local Notes ^
Miss Eva Shepherd is enjoying a
visit to Oxford friends.
Miss Ruth Pickens is guest for
February of Mrs. McRride, of Cov
Miss Ethel Keirn is visiting the
family of Mr. Clay Kelly, of Koscius
Misses Wilson are guests of Mrs.
W. M. Yandell, Jr., of Canton, for a
The return of health to Mr. Wil
liam Eggleston is glad news to his
host of friends,
Mr. G, W. Stigler, Miss Annie Stig
ler, Mrs. Ed. Shaddock, Dr. and Mrs.
Pascal Holcombe and Miss Ethel
Baker visited Memphis this week to
see the beautiful presentation of Hen
Mrs. Charles Gilliam, of Leland, re
turned home Wednesday after a visit
replete with social pleasures, at
which she was the guest of honor on
Monday afternoon Miss Brooks was
the perfect hostess of a delightful
Pit party. A large crowd of ■matrons
and maidens made merrv over the en
thusiastic game and their busy bid
ding made the welkin ring.
Shepherd assisted Miss Brooke in dis
pensing the hospitality of the after
noon. Delicious punch was served
in the hall and after the games a
dainty repast of salads, ices and
cake. Miss Harr captured the first
prize, a chocolate pot, winning the
same in a cut with Mrs. James Gwin.
Mrs. Pascal Holcombe and Mrs. G. A.
Wilson cut for the consolation, Hie
latter being successful in winning the
hat pin. beautifully mounted in silver
and baroque pearl. Mrs. II- S- Hook
er, Jr., was the most timid bidder and
received a minaturo pitcher.
In the evening Miss Brooks enter
tained a large party of belles and
over'beaux—St. Valentine was the hon
oree ard the handsome heart shaped
score cards attested his celebration.
To them were attached fairy hearts
to number the games played and
each loser was deprived of a heart
when defeat claimed them for its
Silver hearts marked the lone
Making Room for Hosea.
This is one of Dr. Lindsay Parker's
after dinner stories:
An old Irish Protestant preacher
had announced the major ami minor
prophets as the subject of his dis
course for a certain Sunday. For an
hour and a half he talked of the
major prophets, assigning each to his
proper place. Then taking up the
second division of his Bermon, he said:
" And now we come to the minor
First, then, what place
shall we give to Hosea?"
A tall man rose from one of the
back seats and, with a reverential
bow, politely said:
" If you plaze, sor, he can have my
place, I'm going out."—Brooklyn
hand scores. Miss Nettie Watson
assisted Miss Brooks in doing the
honors of the evening. Punch and
the dainty courses of the afternoon
were duplicated. Miss May Wilson
won the first prize, a quaint vase, and
Miss Taggart won the lone hand re
ward, a decorated pack of cards, in a
cut with Mr. G. A. Wilson, Jr. Mr.
Harry Watson was best man in the
gentlemen's contest and received a
fob of fashion's latest make and Mr.
John Dyson was consoled with a pret
ty picture. These happy functions
crowned Miss llrooke the most per
Tuesday afternoon Miss Baker was
hHtessand Mrs. Charles Gilliam, of
Leland, was honoree, of the largest
Pit party of the season. The legion
of ladies were in their best voice and
were soon cornering the market in a
manner to make the New York ex
change pale with envy. Of course,
many made "rye" faces over defeat
when a "corner" post did "barley" es
cape their clutches, but they soon re
turned to their "oats" and enthusi
asm reigned supreme until the close
of the market. Miss Emily Stansbury
was queen of the bidders and was
presented with a bronze urn. Mrs.
Walter Dnrden cut the consolation, a
lovely picture. Mrs. H. S. Hooker,
Jr., was presented the guest prize, a
tall crystal vase. Mrs, Kenneth Farr
was presented a bottle containing a
sure receipt for brightening "defeat."
Lovely little Kathleen Walton served
punch and at the end of the game fol
lowed courses of sandwiches, salads,
hot chocolate and fruit. Mrs. R. H.
Baker, Jr., assisted Mies Baker in
dispensing her handsome hospitality.
Fast fell the golden grains of Pleas
ure before the scythe of Time leaving
but the gleaming sheaves to gam er
Happenings of Interest to Our Home People.
Tbe new home of the Bank of
Commerce is finished In and out.
Iis futures and furniture is of the
best and most modern, and its every
appearance is indicative of being
the domicile of a bank. The second
story of the building was especially
arranged and titled up for the meet,
ing place of the Knights of Pythias,
who in addition to tbeir lodge room
proper, furnished tbe front room for
a social club hall, containing a pool
table for innocent amusement.
With the present prospect for a
good price for cotton this year, it
will pay you 60 per cent profit on
your money if you use good fertilizer
now. We have fertilizers to suit any
soil, the best kinds on the market.
T. W. Smith & Sons Co.
3. K. Ginn, a leading farmer of
Old Salem, transacted business in
Miss Betlie Brooks entertained at
a Valentine Party Monday afternoon
and night in an elegant manner.
A large number of guests enjoyed
the two. The first being for the
married and retired, while the latter
was for the young who just have,
or are about to make their bow be
fore the world's great audience on
the stage of life.
Where there used to be a feeling of
uneasiness and worry in the household
when a child showed symptoms of croup,
there is now perfect confidence. This
is owing to the uniform success of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in the
treatment of that disease. Mrs. M. I.
Basford, of Poolesville, Md., in speak
ing of her experience in the use of that
remedy says: "I have a world of confi
dence in Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for I have used it with perfect success.
My child, Garland, is subject to severe
attacks of croup and it always gives
him prompt relief." For sale by Swin
ney & titigl m.
For matting go to Calhoun Furni
ture Company they have all grades
and all styles, at prices that no one
can hack. Call to see them.
0. G. Calhoun, Mgr.
Capt. Eggleston Scores Miles Heavily in a Caustic Letter to
The Vicksburg Herald.
Raymond, Jan. 28, 1904.
Editor Vicksburg Herald:
Among the Federal commanders
who In tbe war between the states,
disgraced their uniform by brutal
treatment of noncombatants, Benja
min F. Butler and Nelson A. Miles,
both from Massachusetts, stand pre
Butler issued a general order, de
nounced by a distinguished foreign
writer as the roost infamous that
ever came from the bands of a com
manding general. It was an invita
tion to his soldiers to ravish the
women of New Orleans.
Miles subjected to torture an old,
feeble and illustrious prisoner en.
trusted to his care; and with a refine
ment of cruelty, that would have
aroused the envy of an Apache
The end of the war found Miles
the commander of Fortress Monroe,
and the jailer of Jefferson Davis, a
prisoner of State. There was no
possibility of escape. The feeble
old captive was secure in a casemate,
where a glaring light, never extin
guished, threatened to put out his
one remaining eye. A sentinel wa9
continually on post inside tbe apart
ment; a strong guard outside. The
place was manned by a full garrison.
The naked walls and the mount were
such as to deter even a youthful
acrobat from attempting to escape.
A man with even tbe rudimentary
instincts of an officer and a gentle
man would treat with kindness any
prisoner under bis control; all the
more, such a prisoner as the one in
question; at one time, the efficient
head of tbe very army to which
Miles belonged, and later of a peo
ple who had just made the most
gallant struggle for independence
recorded in history. Such ia rav
confidence in tbe character of the
American soldier, that 1 be
lieve that any other officer bnt
Milea, then in Fortress Monroe,
would have treated the illustrious
prisoner with humanity and respect,
and ao won the gratitude of the
whole Southern people.
A Visitor of Distinction.
Last Saturday afternoon, quite un
expectedly, there arrived in Fort
Gaines one of the most distinguished
visitors it has been the good fortune
of the city to entertain for many
years. Possibly no man with greater
national reputation ever visited this
section of the South. We refer to
Mr. Homer Davenport, late of New
York, the world-famed cartoonist
Mr. Davenport, accompsned by his
business agent, Mr. E A. Pond, also
of New York, is making a lecture
tour of the principal cities of the
South, and came to Fort Gaines to
visit his personal friend, Col, F. E.
Grist, who ip his way is as famous as
Mr. Davenport, being popularly known
on every grand division of the globe
—a prettv wide acquaintance.—Fort
Gaines, (Ga.) Sentinel.
Col. F. E. Grist, above referred to,
is an uncle of our J. F. Grist, of The
Advertiser- Fort Gaines is visited
by many distinguished people, none
of whom ever miss calling on Colonel
Grist and his famous chicken ranch.
J. V. Spell of Ebenezer, was in
town, and he informed the writer
that he will represent Eulogy Lodge
at Greenville, where the grand Ma
sonic bodies are holding their an
nual meeting this week.
Prof. Hart prior to his exhibition
in hypnotism beginning Tuesday night
at the opera house put .Fred Schex
neider, engaged in wiring buildings
for electric lights, under hypnotic in
fluence Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
and placed him in the front window
of the Lexington Drug Store, where
he remained in that state until 8
o'clock Tuesday night. Everybody
that wished to could see him from
the side walk.
Mrs. B. W. Evans, Clearwater, Kan.,
writes: "My husband lay sick for three
months; the doctors stated he had quick
consumption. We procured a bottle of
Ballard's Horehound Syrup and it cured
him. That was six years ago, and since
then we always kept a bottle in the
house. We cannot do without it. For
coughs and colds, ii has no equal." 25c,
60c and $1.00 bottle at B. S. Beall, L. C.
Alexander, M. P. Winkler, Foster Drug
Then what did Miles do?
sent in a squad of soldiers, had Jef
ferson Davis thrown Hat of his back
and shackles placed on his ankles—
one of them bore the scars of Buena
Vista. Death by strangling or roast
ing before a slow lire would have
been a mercy to the high-strung old
hero compared to the iguomy sought
to tie put upon him.
Miles stands convicted of being
wholly responsiole for the outrage.
The authority given him by the war
department was discretionary, to be
used or not as ho saw fit.
And now this man is seriously
spoken of as the democratic candi
date for the presidency. The men
tion of his name before a national
convention ought to and doubtless
would be received with shouts of
scorn and derision from every South,
ern delegation ; and if bv mischance
he should get the nomination, the
solid South would vote for the devil
or even the white negro Roosevelt
in preference to him.
Verily, "the mills or the gods
grind Blowly yet they grind exceed
Who, regarding that dark transac
tion in the casemate at Fortress
Monroe, could have dreamed that
the cause of the helpless prisoner
would in course of time triumph over
than of bis brutal jailor. To-day
the spirit of Jefferson Davis stands
like another angel with a fiery sword,
barring the way to the White House.
J. R. Eggleston.
The author of the foregoing was
raised in this county graduated at
the U. S. Naval Academy at Annap
olis, and served in the U. S. Navy
until Mississippi seceded, then be
resigned and offered his services to
the South. He was assigned to duty
on the Merrimac and in command
of a gun when she put several U. 8.
battle ships out of commission in
Hampton Roads. Capt. Eggleston
was here on a visit to bis brother,
William, Friday of last week.
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