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• iAdirncm / ! n i L <A C/y< / €> f I Ir r l\ N L, fy Largest Circulation—Guaranteed—of Any Country Weekly Published in the State of Mississippi. NUMBEK 2. VOL. LXVI! LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THUltSDAY, "AP1UL 7, IDOL Money at Home! will sell yoi* any article yon see advertised in any catalogue lor less money. If yon don't believe ns see for yonrself. Ever since the inant oration of onr business it has been onr aim to make and keep this store the headquarters for tasty dressers, ladies or gentlemen. Cm stock this spring in quantity, quality, selection and style far surpasses all of our previous efforts and it is with pleasure and pride that we invite our lady and gentlemen friends to inspect our line of merchandise and we wish all to remember that we will gladly show anyone through whether they wish to purchase or not. Among many other things we have w i G5& For the Gentlemen. For the Ladies sf The largest and best line of clothing in town. Fischeimer & Fischel Crash-Worsted and skeleton lined suits. Fit equal to tailor made garments and we sell them at half the price. . ..... A full stock of mens' high grade Trousers of all sizes and prices. Just in—our spring supply of Belts Our summer Underwear department is especially strong. We have Shirts and Drawers in imported French 1 Balbriggan, pure linen net. Fancy Lisle thread and Nainsook. We guarantee to show you the prettiest and best line of shirts either full dress or fancy, that you have ever seen in Lexington Every size and style in the famous Douglass and Edwin Clapp shoes. Low cut and Tans are stylish now. We have them. You'll never be disappointed when you come here for novelties in neckwear. We have the prettiest four-in-hands and spring ties we have ever shown. . .... The famous The most beautiful creations in millinery that good taste, fine material and careful study can poduce. A lovely selection of FANS at all prices, from the on.s give away up to $7.50 tjach .... Shirt waist sets and Novelties we Beautiful Laces, fancy and silk Hosiery A full line of ready-to-wear garments such as Shirt Waists, Skirts, Suits, etc, . . • • ' Belts of all kinds All the latest novelties in Dress Goods and Trimmings, and we wish to say here that our facilities for constructing fine dress es and garments are unsurpasscd; we will take your measure and guarantee a fit on all dresses and garments we have made Every kind of Ladies Underwear. We have the exclusive sale of the Queen Quality slipper and our stock of Slippers and low cut Shoes is now complete. We can fit and please any customer who is fastidious in footwear. We have large and well selected assortment of Lawns—White Goods--Linens, Percales, Dimities and other lines of Spring goods Straw Hats, Derbys, Felt Hats—Everything in Hats—Men's straws this season are especially attractive. We have some styles that are entitely new. The material never having been produced before this season. ... ... COMPANY. IS-BAPRETT . -.J Lexington, Miss. Groceries of all kinds Come to os for High-Grade Buggies, Love Wagons. at Wholesale Prices. A Letter From Rev. T. C. Wicr. The weekly visits of The Advertiser to the homes of former Lexingtonians living at Booneville, Miss., are occasions of interest and pleasure to every member of our four years' residence in the goodly and "classic town of Lexington" drew with the bonds of a firm friend ship to many of its people. We had not the opportunity to say good bye to many of our friends on leaving Lexington, being busied with preparations for moving to a distant part of the state. This communica tion, however, is not written as a valedictory, to say farewell, but as an Easter greeting and assurance of kind remembrance to those we have ■ow household. A us left behind us. We are glad to hear a good report Rev. R. A. Tucker, of our successor, and bespeak for him the esteem and kind appreciation characteristic' of the Lexington people towards those He is who serve them as pastors.. worthy and well qualified. The Lexington Advertiser, bearing the same title I believe it had when I first made its acquaintance with the veteran editor, ably assisted the tripod, comes to our home a same on We welcome and pleasant visitor. read with pleasure its mention of the names of friends and places, familiar as houiohold words; read jts adver tisements and of the improvements going on in the town. Of improve ments, notably, the securing of a pas senger depot at the "crossing," the electric light plant and the new school building. The good people of Lexington we shall ever cherish pleasantly in the cabinet of memory, from ' the com mander and comrades of Camp 398, U. C.V., to the bright-eyed school girls and school boys; the young men of respectful bearing and citizens gen erally; the fair young women, amiable and cultured; the members of our own congregations and members of other churches, often met in frater nal association. All are pleasantly remembered, with best wishes and prayers for liiuir temporal and spiri tual welfare. But perhaps some of our Lexington friends would like to know where we are at. Well, we are at Booneville in Prentiss county, on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, twenty miles south of Corinth and about one hundred and twenty miles distant from Lexington. Booneville is a lively and improving town of twelve or fifteen hundred in habitants Its people are satisfied with their own town and have confi dence in its future. There are sub stantial brick stores and some very elegant private residences. The Presbyterians have a neat frame church; the Baptists an excellent brick church with a very tall steeple. The Methodists lost by fire a compar atively new brick church less than three years ago, but they promptly set about rebuilding, and now occupy a very handsome brick structure, built in modern style and resembling in its interior arrangement the Meth odist church at Lexington. The pas tor and family are comfortably domi ciled in a new parsonage home among a kind and appreciative people, imping for a pleasant and profitable year. T. C. Wier. Habitual constipation is the door through which many of the serious ills of the body are admitted. The occasional use of Prickly Ash Bit ters will remove and cure this dis tressing condition. Sold by Swinney & Stigler. Look up the photographer's "ad" in this issue. Cecil Rhodes Scholarships. The written examination for the first Cecil Rhodes scholarships for Mississippi, will be held at the Uni versity of Mississippi in the Jefferson Building, beginning promptly at 9 o'clock a. m., Wednesday, April 13, 1904, and continuing on that and the following days until completion. Six papers will be given in the examina tion, for each of which two hours will be allowed. As soon as the report of the ex aminers is made the chairman of the Committee of Selection will be fur nished with a list of the candidates who have passed and are therefore eligible for appointment, and the committee will then proceed to choose the scholar for the year. Dr. S. A. Steele. Dr. Steele lectured here at the Methodists church Tuesday and Wed nesday nights. Good Rouses greeted him on each night. The proceeds of the lecture will be used to paint the inside of the Methodist church. Dr. Steele sustained his reputation as a lecturer. The audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves.—Belzoni News. He lectured here, too. Let us send you a sample of our roasted coffee. Gwin Bros. Why He Wanted a Bible. On McKinley's birthday President Roosevelt, the cabinet officers and all the Washington officials wore pink carnations. The memory of McKinley was in many minds, and many were the McKinley anecdotes that pensively told. Congressman Dick, of Akron, said: "McKinley was always good to the poor. When he lived in Canton he had each winter a great stock of blankets, shoes, potatoes, Bibles, etc, that he would distribute where they were needed most. "One day he gave a Bible to a newsboy. He would not have ven tured upon such a gift as this had not the newsboy asked for the book. "I am glad," Mr. McKinley said to the lad, "that you want a Bible. Are you not happy now that you have gotten one?" "Yes, sir," replied the boy, "I know a place where I can trade it off for a a fiddle."—Buffalo Enquirer. A kidney remedy that can be de pended on will be found in Prickly Ash Bitters. It heals and strength ens. Sol d by Swinne y & St igler. Phone Williams' beef market for steak for breakfast. were lj Special Correspondence & To The Lexington Advertiser By oar Washington Corres pondent. Washington, D.C., April 5,1904. "It creates a widening circle of weariness in my neighborhood to hear all this talk of a conservative candidate for President on the demo cratic ticket, when the average man does not know what he means when he uses the word 'conservative' in this connection," said the Hon. Frank E. Shober, of New York, a member of Congress from the Harlem district. "If he means by 'conservative' that the man must have brains sufficient to understand what would injure the real business interests of the country and steer clear of it, then he does know what the word means and I quite agree with him- If, on the other hand he means that the candi date must be a namby pamby, milk and water, wishy-washy, negative and altogether colorless man who stands for nothing and who has never ut tered a word that can be construed into his position on any public ques tion now agitating the people ofjthe country, then I am unalterably op posed to him and his kind of a candi date. I cannot understand how men, who pretend to know anything about the game of politics, can advocate that sort a candidate in the present circumstances. * That manner of can didate on the democratic ticket in competition with the present occu pant of the White House and who undoubtedly will be the republican candidate, a man who is the very apotheosis of strenuosity,1 positive ness, aggressiveness, bullheadedness, a man full of color, who fills the pub lic eye would have about as much show of winning as would a one-legged man at a kicking match, and the man who advocates that kind of candidate on the democratic ticket knows about as much about politics as a hog knows about navigating a ship. To attempt to defeat Roosevelt with that kind of a candidate would, in my opinion, be like trying to stop a cyclone with a quiet closet prayer. What we want and need is not conservatism of the mushy kind, but radicalism of the right sort. We want a man who is radical for the right, radical for equal U. C. V. Meeting 'Proceedings of the Regular April Session of Holmes County Camp, Sh(p. 398, U. C. V. Minutes Holmes County Camp, No. 398, U.C. V., held April 4th, 1904. A regular meeting of this camp was opened with prayer by W. W. Lunsford. The roll was called and the Minutes of the last meeting were read. Comrade R. H. Gage was re ported to have died at his home near Richland, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. The commander appointed Comrades W. M. Broadaway, C. Oltenburg and W.W. Lunsford, to prepare a suitable memoriam on the death of Comrade Gage. Minutes were read and ap proved and the camp was closed with a benediction from Chaplain W, M. Broadaway. F. A. H owell, Adjutant. Robert Gage died at his home R. H. Baker, Com. Local News % Happenings of Interest to Home'People 'Briefly and Enter tainingly Chronicled. Mrs. George A. Wilson entertained a few of the young people of our growing little city in an elegant man ner at whist Monday evening. A set of duplicate boards were played by all present, resulting in Mayor Cun liffe McBee winning the gentlemen's first prize, a beautiful sofa cushion; Miss Jessie Wyatt won the ladies' prize, a beautiful vase. Miss Mamie Wyatt drew the consolation, Easter lillies in a decorated pot. Dr. Jte Alexander won the booby prize, a large rooster. The entertainment was unique in every respect and thor oughly enjoyed by all so fo fortunate as to be present. Mr .W. A. Henry and J.W, George, leading attorneys of the Yazoo bar, attended our court Monday. If you can't think of any thing for dinner phone Gwin Bros. justice to all and special privileges to none, radical for the enforcement of all laws on the statutes regardless of individuals, radical for the uproot ing of the criminal trusts of tke country and for legislation that will insure the just and proper distribu tion of the wealth of the country, radical for honesty, radical for a proper revision and reduction of the tariff schedules of the present iniquit ous law that gives shelter to the trusts, radical for proper reciprocal treaties with foreign countries, radi cal for economy in public expendi tures and the proper conservation of internal improvements, radical for Jeffersonian simplicity and pare democracy, radical for all that steads for good government and that will best conserve the best interests of the business men of the country who are within the pale of the law. With a man who is radical in those things, a man who does things and who is not afraid to come out every day in the year and proclaim that these are his ideas and he stands for them and is radical for them and will press them on the Congress of the nation if he should be elected, we caa win. With such a mu we can hold every democratic vote in the country and draw to us the votes of millioas of men who have hitherto voted the republican ticket, to-wit: the working men of the nation. The last congressional election taught us that the democracy must go to the great labor centers of the country if it wants to make gaias ia the election this year. There is where we made all oar gains in that election and the mas who can hold all that labor vote ia the next election Is the man who will win. The great majorities he will roll up in the great centers of labor will more than overcome the norma! republican majorities fa the ether sections of the hitherto republican states and the victory will be ours. The only man, in my opinion, who caa do this and who is radical in standing for the above is the Hon. William Randolph Hearst, of New York." Charles ▲. Idwards. near Pickens, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, and was buried in Pickens cemetery she next day. Bob Gags, during the war between (be elates belonged to Company K, 99th Mis sissippi regiment,Walthall's brigade, army of Tenneeeet. He was a good soldier and did service nntil disabled from a gunshot wound received In battle. He was sixty years of age when he croessd over to join the silent bivouac of his somrades. He was a member of Holmes County Camp No. 398, TJ. 0. ▼. He leaves a wife and seven children, for whose great sorrow and Irreparable be reavement the writer joins hie com rades in offering their deepest sym pathy. Read all tbs "adz" to ibis issue until yon come to the photographer's and read it twice: If yon don't get the idea read thrice. Babbi Abram Brill, of Greenville, will lecture and hold services at the Opera House next Sunday nlgbt at 8 o'clock p. m. All are cordially invited to attend. Noel White received the appoint ment of Captain-Commissary on ths regimental staff of Col. S. Mont gomery of the First Regiment Mis siseippi National Guards. It Is now Captain White. For matting go to Calhoun Fnral tnn Company they have aD grades and all styles, st prices that m sae can hack. Call to sea them. 0. a Calhsun, Mgr. Try CampbelFz soups already seas oned Gviz Brua.