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Largest Circulation-Guaranteed—of Any Country Weekly Published in the State of Mississippi.
VOL. r.xvi
Teacher's Meeting
1 Last Saturday's SMeeling Reported the 'Best Ever Held
by the Holmes County Teacher s Association.
Last Saturday the County Associa
tion of teachers reached high-water
mark, the attendance being the best
The iuterest
since organization,
was good, the work partaking of the
nature of a round-table conference.
Investigation showed that iy very
large percentage of the actual num
ber of white children in Holmes
county entitled to free school privi
leges is in attendance at school. The
reports made by the large number
of teachers present show that with
the longer term a corresponding in
terest in attendance has taken place.
Securing and retaining regular
attendance at school was a topic that
called forth a lengthy discussion.
The concensus of opinion seemed to
be thut a live, competent teacher was
the key to the situation. That a
teacher who knew more than his text
book, one who could dispense from
his storehouse of knowledge new
and inten : ting matter upon any and
all lesson*', knowledge to interest and
hold the attention of the pupil,
thereby making school a place of
supreme interest, would have little
trouble to keep a full attendance,
It was held also that a teacher to
succeed fully in teaching must have
the love and regard of the pupil,
The best method of teaching aiith
metic ir. the lower grades came in
for a good share of attention and
was a profitable occasioL.
Miss Caro Foster, was on motion
of Supt. Smith, made an honorary
member of the Holmes County Teach
ers' Association. This distinction
was accorded this most talented little
musician because of her interest in
the musical part of the program,
she having furnished music for sev
Special Correspondence
To The Lexington Advertiser By our Washington Corres
The Hon. John Sharp Williams,
floor leader of the democracy in the
House of Representatives has intro
duced a bill for the relief of the suf
ferers by fire at Baltimore by rebate
of duties on building material and
suspension of certain internal revenue
taxes. By so doing he has again put
the republicans in a hole, soaped the
sides and pulled up the ladder. If
they refuse to pass the measure they
will go up against a precedent estab
lished when the Chicago fire occurred
ir. 1871 ami thereby rob many honest
men who have been unfortunate. If
they do pass it they will admit the
democratic contention that the tariff
is a tax and that the tax is paid by
the consumers of the country and not
by the foreigners, as maintained by
them. They are up against it. This
bill cuts both ways like the nigger's
coon trap. It catches them a-comin'
and a-goin'. Let the galled jade
There is much comment here in
circles anent the recent editorial in
the Cincinnati Enquirer, the paper
owned and controlled by John R. Mc
Lean, endorsing Hon. William Ran
dolph Hearst and his candidacy for
the democratic nomination for the,
presidency. Up to the present time
that paper was one of the papers
that studiously avoided the mention
of the name of Mr. Hearst in any
connection, and it is one of the worst
things that any paper could do to
any man to neglect to say anything
about him at all. They all were try
ing their hand at ignoring Mr. Hearst,
but the sentiment all over the coun
try that has manifested itself for
him and in his interest, has changed
the aspect of things here among the
leaders of the party and among the
leading papers of the country. They
are compelled to recognize the fact
that the great common people of the
country are for Mr. Hearst and there
is no barometer watched closer by
the politicians than the sentiment of
the people. Some men here are called
leaders. In reality there are no lead
ers here. They are all followers and
subserviently so. When a bell-wether
oral meetings. A very interesting
and inspiring feature of tlie recent
meeting was the Japanese National
Air, a piano solo by Miss Foster. A
permanent feature of the Association
meetings is the exhibit of school
work, such as drawing, etc.
The next program will be an
nounced within ten days at farthest.
The next meeting occurs April 9th
and will have for its leading feature
a Trustees' Rally, Every trustee in
the county will bo expected to at
tend and take such part ns he
chooses in the proceedings.
This will be a great opportunity
for the trustees to meet and measure
up the teachers,of the county and
begin to plan for the selection of
the best instructors for their respect
ive schools during the next session.
All in all this was a tine meeting and
one of great helpfulness to-oll present,
The writer,hopes to see every white
teacher in Holmes county present
in the chapel of the Training school
at, 10 o'clock, sharp, April 9, 1904,
and also to find there a representa
tive from every hoard of trustees in
the county, readyJo hold ail epochal
meeting of educational workers, at
meeting which can be made to go
far toward placing Holmes county
at the head of the educational col
umu m Mississippi in the next few
years. Nothing short of this is the
ambition of our most excellent coun
ty superintent, and he has the com
plete sympathy of the president of
tlie association as well as its other
officers and members. Expect great
tilings/for education—they are com
A Teacher.
lSlatike s mixed candy
Howard Dyer.
starts out and calls to the flock they
simply get busy. The minds of the
majority of the members of Congress
in both House and Senate were in a
chaotic condition concerning the
democratic nomination for the presi
dency until the people got busy all
over the country. They were watch
ing for the signs. Now that they see
them they ars getting busy. The
editorial mentioned above is one of
the signs of the times and all of them
have seen it and read it aright.
Among many other complimentary
things which the Cincinnati Enquirer
says of Mr. Hearat in this editorial,
are the following: "Mr. Hearst is un
questionably a man of mark, and
many sober-minded men write him in
their book of estimation as a man of
destiny. No one of his years has had
a more remarkable career in this
special period of grand development.
In his private affairs he is so far
above petty personal assaults that
there need be no dwelling on that
point. He is of the stuff that honest
people make heroes of. Starting in
his business life with a handsome in
heritance, he has not been a drone
a draw back in society,
temptation to a life of ease and use
lessness he has not been a sluggard,
but has multiplied his holding in en
terprises requiring ability and courage
of a high order to insure their suc
cess. And every dollar that William
R. Hearst has added to his fortune
has helped other people in a thousand
been ground down for his material
promotion. He has lifted men up
with himself, and has put no one be
low. * * * No man's right to be
a candidate for President of the
United States is better than that of
William R, Hearst. It would be silly
to talk of his lack of fitness in the
face of the'following he has.
do not reach the position he now
occupies without proving qualities
and equipment of a high order. Suc
cess in life like his is notan accident,
especially since probity, next to in
born ability, has been a chief instru
ment in his progress."
With every
* * Nobody has ever
The prettiest Styles, the longest wear
ers and the best fitters*
We have just received otir Spring supply
of the above famous Shirts and Collars,
We are now opening up our Spring
Goods of all kinds, and will this season
more than sustain our reputation "for
being headquarters for up-to-date-apparel
both for Ladies' and Gentlemen.
The Leading
House in
Mr. Hearst's candidacy for President
cArthur Brisbane in a Letter to the SNyvj York Herald Strongly Endorses and Advocates the
Selection of W. R. Hearst as the next Democratic Standard Bearer.
(From the New York Herald.)
To the Editor of the Herald:
May I inject a few facts into the
present discussion of W. R. Hearst
and his probable nomination for the
Mr. Hearst is in his forty-first year.
He has sunported Cleveland three
times for the presidency, and Bryan
twice. He has been a loyal and act
ive democrat and a newspaper owner
and editor for twenty years. So
much for the statement that he is an
inexperienced youth.
Mr. Hearst is not a demagogue.
He is not a violent radical. He be
lieves that nothing is more "conser
vative" than adherence to the funda
mental American principles that have
made this country, through guaran*
teeing to every citizen Mr. Jefferson's
famous prescription — "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness."
The agents of the trusts, who seem
to dislike the idea of Hearst's
on a national ticket, denounce him as
"an enemy of the business interests."
Mr. Hearst owns newspapers in
four great American cities. The
editor of the Herald and every other
intelligent American knows that noth
ing is more sensitive to general pros
perity than a daily newspaper. Of
all the country's business interests
none depends upon the general pros
perity of the merchant and manufac
turer as much as does the newspaper.
So much for the charge that Hearst
would be an enemy to the business
interests of the country.
To act as President of the United
States a man ought presumably to
understand and to be in sympathy
with the different classes of the popu
lation. And he ought to be person
ally a man of executive ability and
As to the executive ability and the
judgment of Mr. Hearst's newspapers
and of the success he has achieved in
a difficult field in a very short time is
He has successfully studied, repre
sented and led public' opinion in New
York, Chicago, San Francisco and
Los Angeles, where his newspapers
are published, and elsewhere where
his newspapers are felt. The support
given to him by the mass of the
dwellers in the cities proves that he
understands the city man. But his
interests are not limited to those that
live in cities. He owns several large
wheat farms and cattle ranches and
has, consequently, a knowledge of
and sympathy with the requirements
of the agricultural classes.
One of the most conspicuous and
energetic fights in prhich he has used
his newspapers has been waged in the
effort to protect the farmers and
wool growers by regulating and dis
couraging the manufacture of shoddy.
A man, to inak? . good president,
should have demonstrated his capa
city to put the interests of the ma
jority ahead of his own private inter
Mr. Hearst believes in public own
ership^ public utilities—street cars,
railroads, etc. And he works per
sistently to bring about public owner
ship, although he is a large stock
holder in various institutions that
would be affected by public ownership.
Mr. Hearst advocates persistently
an income tax, although, as everybody
knows, he would be affected by that
far more seriously than many of those
that oppose the just tax.
Mr. Hearst believes in good wages
for good workmen and pays the high
est wages, encouraging the worker in
the effort to make enough to keep his
wife comfortable and his children in
school. This he does, although
of the largest individual employers of
skilled union labor in America, Any
body who has occasionally heard his
conscientious business managers be
seeching him to talk less about high
wages would realize that Mr. Hearst's
pocket does not control his principles.
Now, a question that all "practical
politicians" will ask:
What is Hearst's actual political
To start with, he polled the largest
vote ever given to a Congressman in
New York.
The percentage by which he beat
Coler, who was running for governor
at the same time, would have elected
a democratic governor. If the can
didate for governor had been as strong
personally and politically as Hearst,
Odell would have been defeated.
Mr. Hearst's majority in his district
was 6,000 more than that of McClel
lan in the same district one year later.
It is not necessary to say that every
thing that practical politics could do
was done for McClellan.
In his district Hearst's majority
exceeded by 3,000 that of Parker in
the same territory, and this in spite
of the fact that Parker had an enor
mous advantage in that there was no
opposition to Parker on the chief op
posing ticket. It made no nomina
tion against him.
Mr. Hearst's district in New York
City embraces part of the far West
Side, where men work hard; part of
Fifth avenue, where men live com
fortably; part of the Broadway busi
ness section. Therefore, his is a
strikingly representative majority.
It is evident that Mr. Hearst is
strong, personally and as a journalist,
in New York York City.
It is also quite evident that he is
strong in Illinois, in view of the fact
that "practical politicians" with pri
vat e schemes were afraid to take the
convention to Chicago, fearing that
the inhabitants of the city would
stampede the convention for Hearst.
Hearst is a loyal democrat. He
has given the party loyal support
through both Bryan campaigns, al
though he' is not an advocate of free
silver. He is not a factional candi
date. His interests are legitimate
business interests. He represents
legitimate American progress and
prosperity — with good wages for
those who work and big rewards for
those who have brains and executive
He believes that the creation of
wealth is not more important than
the distribution of wealth and the
promotion of prosperity. For that
reason, and also because he has a
sense of justice, ha fights the trusts
and all'tendencies to excessive con
centration of wealth through crimi
nal monopoly.
Mr. Hearst believes fitiat universal
prosperity is dependent upon the pur
chasing power of the masses and upon
the protection of those itfaat are in
dustrious and frugal.
If he is elected President of the
United States, it will be a bad day for
promoters of national get-ridh* quick
It will be a good day for all of
those whose interests and wishes
demand the prosperous development
of the entire nation on democratic
Arthur Brisbane.
As the early morning hue of gold
en yellow fringed the east and Ns
lure's pulse was slowly waking,
witnessed the beautiful marriage
ceremony of Miss Janie Mai Hearn,
of Lexington, and Mr. J. J. McDon
ald, of Scklater, Hiss., at the cot
tage home of her mother, Mrs. V.
Hearn. Rev. Kincannon officiated.
The bride is charming in her
tiring manner and artless grace.
The groom is a gentleman of sterling
worth and interested in the alluvial
lands of the delta, where they will
make their future home. The wed
ding presents were beautiful and.
displayed taste in the doners. The
happy couole left on ihe early tnora
ing train, with good wishes lavished
upon them.
Now is the time to use fertilizers.
We have the best. T. W.-Smith &
Sons. Co.
Carroll County Shooting
father and Oldest Son Killed, Younger Son Wounded, in
a 1 Difficulty Over 'Boundary Lines Ivith Sgeighbors.
W. W. Hill and his son, John, were
killed and his youngest son, Hunter,
was dangerously wounded by Aaron
Stuart and his son, Ed, near Old Salem,
in Carroll county, Monday.
It seems there existed a misunder
standing or rather a difference of
opinion over the line that separated
their lands that joined. Stuart had
cut a board-tree, claimed by Hill, and
to settle their dispute they secured
the services of W. W. Winn, their
county surveyor, to establish the cor
rect line. It was during this survey
that the difficulty ensued and caused
the death of a father and a son and
the serious wounding of another. A
number of persons were present and
witnessed the encounter.
A Colored Hibernian.
"Private" John Allen says that an
old darky preacher in Mississippi was
recently approached by a deacon in
the church, who desired to gaiu the
reverend gentleman's consent to his
daughter's marriage with him, the
"I doan' know 'bout dig," laid he
dubiously. "You ain't seech a yeung
man, deacon. I ain't shore dat you
kin support mah chile!"
The deacon bridled.
'Dere won't
be no trouble 'b*ut dat, sah!" he as
serted warmly. I kin support her
all right!"
The minister reflected for a moment.
'Has yoz eber seen my Chios eat?"
he finally asked.
"I has, sah!" came from the suiter
"But, sah!" exclaimed the old
preacher, impressively, ''has vou eber
seen her eat when nobody was a
watchia' her?"—Woman's Home Com
U. C. V. Meeting
Broceedings of the Regular cMarch Session of Holmes
County Camp, SNg. 398, U. C. V.
A regular meeting of this camp
was held in the Court House at Lex
ington last Monday, and opened
with prayer by Chaplain W. M
Broadaway. The roll wa* called,
and Adjutant Howell announced the
death of Comrade Peter Ingold ; which
occurred since our last meeting.
Comrades Oltenburg, Pettus and
Reichman made a report commemor
ative to Comrade Ingold's life and
death, which was adopted by the
C. R. Brook, of Company A, 28th
Mississippi Rcgimeat of Cavalry,
was receivad into the membership of
this camp.
Comrade Oltenburg made a short
talk on the character of General
Gordon, U. C. V.
Harris Binford, servant of Lient.
Binford, of Fisher's Mississippi In
fantry, was received as an honorary
member into this camp.
Minutes were read and approved;
and the camp adjourned with a
benediction by Comrade D. J. Bailey.
R. H. Baker, Commander.
F. A. Howeli, Adjutant.
I have the pleasure to announce
tc the teachers and trustees of the
Holmes county public schools that
itlie term of 1903 to 1904 will be ex
tended to eight months- 1 also ear
neatly urge that the winter schools
be continued, to include the entire
term where it is possible. It is well
known that pupils can make much
better progress when the weather is
pleasant and favorable than when
the days are so warm, as in July aDd
August, and that a continuous ses
sion is worth much more than a
divided aession. Besides, all those
teachers who are making an effort to
better qualify themselves for the
work deafte to take advantage of the
normals and inatitutes during the,
fummer months.
W. H. Smith,
Couuty Supt. Education.
Don't I be deceived. Wel sell ths
genuine and only Perry 3-tooth Culti
vator at $4.2§.
Beall t Hosksr.
Writes From Experience.
Hilary Talbert, of this city, is a
bachelor, but when this is said it is
not all—he is an experienced bachelor.
If you don't believe it, read the fol
lowing humorous treatise on oscula
j tion, which was handed us by one of
his lady friends:
The maid could play the piano,
Hake plea and lobster salads:
Could quote you scripture by the hour,
Or Whitcomb Riley's ballads.
Mo girl coaid walta more gracefully,
Or talk with better sense;
No girl could better climb a tree,
Or cross a barb-wire fence.
She had a dainty litde foot,
She had a winsome waist;
She didn't have t* pad or paint,
And always dressed in taste.
She wouldn't flirt nor act the fool,
Nor swear to be your sister;
And yet this maiden had one fault—
She "rooted" when you kissed her.
Did you ever kiss a femini ae friend
who wouldn't keep her mouth still,
but kept rooting around in an effort
to get away? Of course, I mean
your sister, or mother, or cousin, or
aunt, or some other near and dear
friend. I never was mixed
anything of the kind myself, I
naturally so shy and backward, and
my digniled style of blonde beauty Is
so unsuited to such frivolities, but I
have a brother who is a great collec
tor of osculatory thrills and lip tickles.
He told me the circumstances which
I have immortalized in the above
touchiig poem.—Ciarksdale Register.
The teachers of ihe Owens, Zeig
lervilie and Pickena schools have
snonded to Supt. Sm.tk's call for
specimens of work, and have on file
in his office a nice collection of maps,
examination papers, composition?,
etc., donated by the pupils of these
schools. These examples will doubt
less be followed by all the teacher*
of the county.
up in
Obituary. .
Sacred to the memory'of Elbe S.
Jefcoals, who was born the 8th day
March, A. D., 1897, and departed
this life on the 22d day of January,
1904, aged 7 years, 10 months and
14 days.
At the hour of 4 o'clock p. m.,
on the 22d day of January, 1904,
the angel of death visited the home
of Brother and Sister Jefcoa's, and
took to himself sweet little Effie and
bore her deathless spirit to the God
who gave It. Little Effie was so an.
gelis, God refused to let her remain
on earth any longer. Her sickness
was of short duration but severe.
Though she complained not; and
when asked where hurt, she would
say, "No where, I am all right."
She bore her afflictions to the last.
Ths day befoie her death she laid
her hand in her mother's and said
"good-by, ina," as much as to say
God has called me and I must go.
She leaves behind a father and
mother, brothers and sisters and
many relatives to mourn her absence.
She was buried in the Hopewell
cemetery, beside her sister, who had
preceded her to heaveD. Weep not,
father and mother and relatives, for
she is an augel in heaven, waiting
and watehing at the beautiful gate
for your arrival.
. J. L. Sdarborough, Pastor.
On February 28th, from Bates'
plaee, six miles south of Sallis, one
dark bay mare, eight years old,
heavy mane and tail, tail plaited
when leaving; small knot on back,
dent in hip; carries tail on one side,
covering dent; was traced on public
road one mile south of forks of the
Ebenezer, Coxburg and Yazoo City
roads. Reward will bo paid for her
return to owner.
Wm: Harris, Sallis, Miss.
Last Friday afternoon the pupils
of ths Owen achool engaged m a de
bating contest, the boys against the
girl* Ths paper* were submitted
to Profs. Fostet and Kimbrough,
and they decided that the girls were
ths winners in tkaaonlsal.

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