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Largest Circulation—Guaranteed—of Any Country Weakly Published In the State of Mississippi.
John Sharp Williams
Letter. Bead at Iroquois Club Banquet Given in Celebration
of Jefferson's Birthday. _
Chicago, April 14,1904.
The following letter from the Hon.
John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi,
read at the banquet given by the
Iroquois Club, of Chicago, last night
in celebration of Jefferson's birthday:
"To the Iroquois Club, Chicago, III.:
Gentlemen—I regret very much
not to able to be with vou on the oc
casion of the celebration of Mr. Jel
ferson's birthday. I am in spirit and
politically with you
ing my bodily absence. There is in
the history of all the world no birth
well worth being
day, except one, so
celebrated by the masses of mankind.
Mr. Jefferson was very nearly the
only man of equal or of approximate
celebrity in his time, who sincerely
believed in the capacity of the people
It is to him
for self-government
more than to any other man that we
the first ten amendments to the
Federal constitution. Without them
there would have been no fundamen
tal guarantees of freedom of speech,
freedom of assemblage, freedom of
religion, freedom from unreasonable
search, in short, no bill of rights for
the American people. Moreover, there
would have been no distinct declara
tion of the grea L - democratic princi
pie that the powers not delegated to
the Federal government are reserved
to the states, or the people therein.
In this day it is especially well to
remember what Mr. Jefferson stood
for. I would suggest that you have
read to the Iroquois Club
Home one
Mr. Jefferson's first inaugural address.
It is the political 'Sermon on the
Mount' of all democrats, and would
not make a bad platform for the
democrats, even in this year of our
Lord's grace, 1904.
'"Are democrats anti-consolidation
ists? Mr. Jefferson taught them the
doctrine. Do democrats believe that
national debt is not a national bless
ing, but a national curse? Mr. Jef
ferson taught them that. Do demo
crats believe that there should be
left to the individual every liberty
possible, consistent with the welfare
of other individuals, that there should
be left to the town or the county the
largest possible measure of home
rule, that there should be lodged in
the state every judicial and legisla
tive power that is not strictly national
and necessary to the public defense
and to national independence? They
got that lesson from Mr. Jefferson.
Mr. Jefferson taught and taught
wisely that as a rule, 'the people least
governed are the best governed, and
that the less Federal interference
with local self-government in the
family, in the town, in the county,
and in the state, the better for all
''Do democrats believe that, within
the scope of the exercise of Federal
power, there should be as nearly as
possible equal opportunities and equal
burdens? Mr. Jefferson taught them
that. Do democrats believe that the
taxing power ought to be used for
the purpose of raising a revenue to
carry on a government constitution
ally, economically and effectively ad
ministered? That was one of Jeffer
son's lessons, too.
"Do democrats believe that the ob
ject of all government is the happi
ness and prosperity of the masses,
'the greatest good to the greatest
number?' he being the author of the
phrase. Do they believe that our
foreign policy ought to be based upon
the idea of friendship for all and en
tangling alliances with none? He
the Secretary of State under
whose guidance Washington practiced
the policy. Do democrats believe in
a proper and right expansion over
unpeopled areas or homogeneous and
assimilable people—an expansion car
rying with it equal laws and our
common constitutional guarantees?
Mr. Jefferson set the example and
blazed the way. Are democrats anti
colonialists? Stronger denunciations
of colonialism and of the arbitrary,
unlimited government lodged within
the diecretion of the governors, that
necessarily goes with it, were never
penned than the utterances of Mr.
Jefferson upon that subject. Do
democrats believe that no community
has a right to govern an -ther com
munity across the seas in accordance
with the uninformed dictates of its
own sweet will? Mr. Jefferson was
the pen of the revolution who wrote
that doctrine large,
j "Do democrats believe in amicable
land reciprocal trade relations with
the other nations of the world? Mr.
Jefferson negotiated the first reci
procity treaties. Do democrats be
lieve in Monroe doctrine, its proper
assertion and its proper limitations?
Mr. Jefferson expressed the idea be
fore Monroe, after consultation with
him, who included it in a state paper.
Do democrats believe militarism to
be a curse, and that the farmer or
mechanic ought not to be compelled
to bear upon bis stooped shoulders a
helmeted soldiery; that the military
power ought always to be subordinate,
not in words nor in law alone, but in
spirit as well, to the civil authority?
Mr. Jefferson was their forerunner
there, too.
"Do democrats think that in our
relations with foreign countries we
ought to be a true world power by
setting a glorious example of liberty,
home development, industry, prosper
ity and sweet-winged peace? It was
Mr. Jefferson who said: 'I frankly ad
mit that my passion is peace.' Do
democrats believe, however, in proper
resentment of international wrong in
bravo confrontment of pesitions of
peril? It was Mr. Jefferson who put
down the Algerine pirates, when En
gland, 'the mistress of the sea,' was
paying them a tribute. It was Mr.
Jefferson who gave notice to the
great Corsican himself, when the
world was trembling at his nod, that
'the one power in all the world which
could not be our friend and necessar
ily must be an enemy,' was a strong
European government in control of
the Mississippi valley and its outlets.
"There were no trusts in Mr. Jef
ferson's day, but we may well under
stand what his doctrine would have
been concerning them, if will but re
read what he said about the menace
to the people's liberties and happiness
which the undue amassment of great
wealth in the hands of few people
would occasion. He not only fore
saw it, and did what he could to pre
vent it, giving up his place in the
Continental Congress in order to go
home to Virginia and pull up, by the
roots, primogeniture—the two sources
whence the evil seemed to grow in
his day. He went further—and fur
ther than we are prepared to go, even
now, at this day—when he said, that
the time would come when the 'statu
tory privilege of bequest and devise
would have to be limited in the inter
est of the well-being of society,' in
whose interest it had been granted
and that the amount which could be
left by bequest or devise to any one
person or for any one purpose should
be demarked.
"Intelligent, subtle and far-seeing;
character, broad and and all-loving; a
moral courage superb, consideration
for the foibles and prejudices of
others, exquisite courtesy, indiffer
ence to personal enrichment; all these
marked him a gentleman, and, as
such, an embodiment of the highest
ideals of the English speaking race.
"I am, with every expression of
regard, very truly yours,
John Sharp Williams."
Mingo's Model School.
The Lexington graded public
school will close April 2'2d. The
closing exercises will commence,
Thursday, the 21st.
7:30 p. m. Thursday, 21st—Concert
for the little folks.
1:00 p. m. Friday, 22d—Address to
the finishing class by Rev. J. G.
7:30—Annual concert. Admission
first night, 5 cents; second night,
5 and 10 cents.
Ail are cordially invited. Come
prepared to buy you a nice supper.
Come and see the match game of
ball, Friday at 3:00 p. m.
P. L. Mingo, Principal.
Burglar-proof Sash Locks. Apply to
J. Pitchford.
Look out for Watt McCain's Sur
prise Sale on Saturday of next week,
April 30.
J. S. Watson visited Hi# Egypt
Dr. Joe Alexander id attending the
Dental Association at Jackson.
Skirmishing along the Yalu is the
latest reliable news from the East.
Ben Stigler returned Tuesday
from a bear ami deer hunt in the
Dr. J. H. Byrd, of Zeiglorville, at
tended the State Medical Association
this week.
John O'Riley, an old and staunch
citizen of Yazoo, visited our town
Look out for Watt McCain's Sur
prise Sale on Saturday of next week,
April 30.
Joe Smith and Ricks Wyatt, of
Tchula, made a business visit to our
town Tuesday.
Dr. J. T. Buck and J. L. Stevens,
of Acona, were down here on busi
ness Monday
Mrs. Povall, having recovered from
her illness, Mrs. Oltenburg returned
home Saturday.
Miss Ola Price, of Oxford, is vis
iting our little city, guest of Miss
Eva Shepherd.
License to marry was issued Sat
urday of last week to J. W. Diekard
and Miss Ida Terrell.
The Advertiser is indebted to our
congressman, the Hon. B. G. Hum
phreys, for public documents.
Mrs. J. H. Hutchinson of Tchula,
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J.F.
Grist, the first days of this week.
R. H. Owen, J. A. Mothershed and
Sam S. Godfrey, of Franklin, made
our office a pleasant and appreciated
W. W. Wynn, of Reeves, and
veyor of Carroll county, passed
through here en route to .Jackson,
Bishop Galloway will deliver an
address at the Southern Educational
Conference in Birmingham, Ala ,
April 26th.
Dr. P. D. Holcombe left Monday
for Jackson to attend the Mississippi
State Dental Association in session
this week.
While regretting to hear of the
Winona Times office fire, we were
glad to see in its columns that it had
some insurance.
Dr. H. Christmas, of Tchula, spent
Tuesday here on his way to the State
Medical Association, which convened
in Jackson yesterday.
J. T. Pollard, of Dublin, Mississippi,
spent Friday in our little city. In
the evening he accompanied J. M.
Powers to Franklin.
Prof. B. C. Seitzler came in this
morning from Rowling Green and
left for Cruger, where he will lay
ofl some lots for B. F. Glower.
The Episcopal Diocesan Council
of Mississippi convened Tuesday
morning at Holy Trinity church iu
Vicksburg with Bishop Bratton pre
Miss Inez Cunningham is visiting
Mrs. J. E.Cunningham at Greenwood,
and will extend her visit to Mrs. Chas.
A. Lofstrom at Frenshaw before her
Drs. G. C. Phillips, B. A. Shepherd
and R. H. Baker went down on Tues
day evening's train to attend the
State Medical Association in session
at Jackson.
At the town election last Monday
for one alderman C. C. Pahlen receiv
ed 109 votes and Dr. J. W. Jordan re
ceived 54 votes. It's Alderman
Pahlen now.
Rabbi Abram Brill, of Greenville,
will lecture and hold services at the
Opera House on Sunday, April 23d,
at 8 o'clock p. m, All are cordially
invited to attend.
Bricklaying on the new store ad
joining our office, north, commenced
Monday morning. It is the third one
in a row, and they are the property
of R. E. Wilburn.
R. T. Tiner and Miss Georgia Moon
ey, of the Oregon neighborhood, were
united in wedlock by Esq. J. W.Whit
tington, Sunday morning at 10:30
W. W. Williams, owing to the
scarcity of beef cattle closed up his
market last week. He expects to
resume his business and supply his
customers with fresh fat meats with
in thirty days.
Mrs. R. H. Cole is visiting her
mother in Greenwood. On her
turn, Mr. and Mrs. Cole will be at
home at the cosy cottage of I. B.
Pickens in Nortli Lexington.
Evangelist T. T. Martin continues
services at the Baptist church to ap
preciative audiences, among whom
he is sowing good seed and from
which a bountiful harvest, it is
prayed, may be winuowed.
Misses Mary Johnson and i'earle
Vance are visiting Mrs. A. G. Kelly
of Tchula.
Messrs Burwell Hu id preys and
Robert Vance of Ebenezer, visited
our little city Sunday.
Mr. Clyde Maxwell spent Tuesday
with friends in Canton.
Mr. Sara P. Johnson and Dr. Mil
lard Powers, of Goodman, visited
friends here recently.
Mesdames Henderson and Moody,
of Goodman, visited relatives here
Dr. T. T. Shipp, of Acona, spent
Sunday with friends here.
Masters Waiter and .John Lucas, of
Ebenezer, are visiting their grand
parents Mr. and Mrs. Pierce.
Mr. Burkhead, of Durant, was num
bered with our Thursday callers.
Dr. S. A. Steele, of Lumberton, de
livered two excellent sermons here
Sunday, and lectured Monday night
on "Home Life in Dixie During War
Sheriff W. W. Wilburn visited
here Thursday.
"The Leap Year Girl.
Mrs. W. 0. Barrett and children re
turned home Thursday after a weeks
stay with Dr. W. B. Burwell.
Miss Annie Sample of Hamburg,
Ark., and Miss Susie Tackett, of Rich
land, were guest of friends here
Wednesday and Thursday,
Mr Jed Powers, of Franklin, spent
Monday with Mr. A. B. Rollins.
Mrs. E. J. Forbus has been sick for
a week past, but is now improving
Dr. M. II. Roberts was a visitor to
Yazoo county friends Wednesday
Mr. W. A. Sample spent Thursday
afternoon in our town.
The popular traveling salesman,Mr.
Charlie Humphries, was here last
Mrs. J. A. McDonald came over
from Durant Thursday to visit her
father Dr. Bur /ell, returning this
Prof. J. H. .n ,ua and Mr. Ben
Stigler, of Lexington, were in town
Robert Nance and Burwell Hum
Phrey visited Pickens Sunday night,
,, former resident of our town,
J? rs ' ktghtfoot, of Bowling
Green, ky. visited relatives here the
past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thomas and Mrs.
Pat Thomas, of Greenwood, were
guests of Mrs. John Turner the early
part of t he week.
Mr. Ed Faulconer was a recent
visitor to Lexington.
Brooke Burwell made a business
trip to YazooCounty Wednesday.
Walter and John Lucas returned
from Pickens Sunday where they
spent a few days with relatives.
Mr. W. H. Stigler spent Sunday
with Lexington friends, returning
home Monday.
Dr. W. B. Burwell was in Lexing
ton last Thursday.
To the Sunday school workers in
the Ebenezer charge. Rev. R. P.
Neblett will be with us on Friday
night, April 29, at Ebenezer. I hope
that the Sunday school workers and
all who are interested in Sunday
school work will attend these meet
R. S. Lawson, P. C.
We are having very good weather
for farming now.
Misses Annie Sample and Susie
Tackett passed through here going
to Ebenezei one day last week.
Miss Carry May and Master Her
bert Wynne left here for Edsville to
pick strawberries last Saturday. We
hope they will have a nice time.
Mr. Joe Cooper was at Horse Shoe
Lake attending to business Thurs
day and Friday of last. week.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Cooper spent
the day pleasantly with Mrs. Joe
Cooper last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Hugh Gallagher
were in Ebenezer attending business
last Friday.
We are sorry to note the illness of
Mrs. James Niland and we hope for
her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Murtagli, of Ebenezer,passed
through here on her way to Winona
to spend a while with her daughter,
Mrs. Mary Ward. We hope she will
Lave a happy time.
Our horse doctor, Mr. Joe Cooper,
was called to see a sick mule at Mr.
Doty's one day last week.
Mrs. Wynne is numbered with the
sick this week. We hope for her a
speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher and their
their little ones, Minnie, Frank and
Willie, were the guests of Mrs. Jas.
Niland, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Nabors were the
guests of Mrs. Hathoock Sunday
! Local Notes
Mrs. S. G. Stone ie guest of rela
ives in Tcbulu this week.
Miss Floyd Wilson is guest of
Miss Klise Williamson, of Jackson,
Mrs. M. D. Simmons is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton in Yaxoo
Dr. Pascal Holoomb, is attending
the State Dental Association in
Mr. Dudley Avery, of Greenwood,
guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. A
Wilson, Sunday,
Mi and Mrs. R. H. Cole will oc
cupy tbe Pickeus cottage in North
Lexington next month.
Dr. Holcomb's handsome home
will be iu that competent contract,
or's hands, Mr. Glass, of Yazoo City.
Miss Elise Williamson, of Jack
son, will be guest of Misses Wilson
next week aud several functions have
been planned in tier honor.
All social dates for the week are
cancelled in respect to Evangelist
Martiu, who is giving us splendid
sermons at tbe Baptist church.
Messrs. John Dyer, S. L. Burwell
and I. B. Pickens attended the per
formance of "The Rivals,'' bv Joe
Jefferson in Jackson, Tuesday night.
Miss May Wilson entertaiued the
S. S. Club Friday afternoon. The
souvenirs were presented to Miss
McBee and Miss Annie Stigler. A
salad course and punch were daintily
Mrs. M. D. Simmons entertained
at a delightful dinner Thursday last
in honor of Mrs. S. G. Stone. The
guests were Mesdames Henry Wil
son, Harry Gilliam, Pel Davis, La
vina Johnson, Bettie Elliott and
Mrs. Kelly, of Tchula.
Mrs. J. S. Eggleston was the happy
hostess of the final whist tournament
and, with Miss Mamie Stigler, cap
tured the trophies of the tilt. A
rose-laden table in her pretty dining
room greeted her guests after the
games, and templing ices and cake
wi re served.
Look out for Wall McCain's Sur
prise Sale on Saturday of next week
April 30.
The people convenient to Keirns'
Switch can felicitate themselves on
being provided by the government
with a postoffice, with obliging H. M.
Jordan officiating as postmaster
The postotfice ia Keirn, Miss,
Mr. and Mrs. James Moss had born
to them a daughter this morning.
Mother and child are doing well and
the father's smiles are indicative
of a satisfactory family consumation
devoutly wished for.
Rev. J. Wm. Jones Chaplain at
Gan. R. E. Lee's headquarters during
the stirring days of his campaigns,
will lecture «t the Lexington Opera
House tonight on Gen. R. E. Lee.
The subject it would seem should be
all sufficient to give him a crowded
Judge Robt. Bowman, a leading
lawyer and one of Yazoo county's
old time gentlemen visited his broth
er, J. W. Bowman, yesterday, where
we had the pleasure of a talk of for
mer-days. He returned in the eve
ning to the old-style home of his sis
ter Mrs. M. E. Jenkins.
Lexington continues iu its onward
march in everything pertaining to
business improvements, as welt as
increasing in its volume of business
and wealth. Sam Herman is having
the material for a $3 300 gothic cot
tage laid down on his lot iu Beal,
view annex, and it will he an archi
tectural beauty,
R. C. Killobrew, living naar Cox
burg, had bis ham burned Thursday
night of last week, containing three
mules, one horse, wagon and mower,
three hundred bushels of corn and
the cotton seed from twelve hales of
cotton, weighing about six tons. It
is a heavy loss and hard to bear by
one who is without help and labored
hard to get it out of the ground.
There being no fire used anywhere
about the barn gives color to tbe
belief that it was of incendiary origin.
Tho beautiful and commodious
home of Hon. G. A. Wilson, with
an octagon three-story tower
on the north-east corner and
another ot two stories on the north
west corner, with its broad veranda
supported by iron columns, sur
mounted by ornamented capitals,
besides a number of other smaller
galleries and porticos, whereby a
cool place for rest can always be
found during our warmest days of
summer, is nearing completion. Its
numerous electric incandescent
lamps furnish it with a brilliant
light, while water supplies every
room in hidden pipes. The pave
ment running along its front is of
made stone, aa is also the walk that
approaches this beautiful and hoa
piiable home.
Special Correspondence
To The Lexington Advertiser By our Washington Corres
Washington, D. C., April IB, 1904
There have bien soma excellent
speeches made in the House of Rep
resentatives during this session by
the democrats, and, asids from those
speeches made by tbe Hon. John Sharp
Williams, who always makes a good
one, the best that have been made
and that will make excellent cam
paign material for the democrats in
the approaching campaign, were those
made by tha Hon. Champ Clark, of
Missouri, the Hon. Eaton J. Bowers,
of Mississippi, and the Hon. Adam M.
Byrd, of Mississippi. Mr. Clark, of
Missouri, spoke entirely on the tariff
question. He hit the republicans
some hard jolts in the coarse of his
speech and they squirmed like a out
Another good speech on tbe tariff
question, was the one made by the
Hon. Adam M. Byrd, of Mississippi,
and was devoted entirely to the man
ner in which tha tariff affects the
farmers in this country, and it will
ha read with great interest bv them
in this campaign. Mr. Byrd showed
conclusively that the present appar
ent prosperity of the farmer did not
come from the Dingiey tariff rates,
but from the failure of crops across
tho sea and a shortage in the world's
supply of cotton and other crops.
He also showed that this prosperity
was more apparent than real, for the
cost of living had increased more
than thirty per cent, sinoe 1897,
which made it seem impossible for
the present wave of prosperity to
long continue in the agricultural dis
tricts unless the government comes
to the rescue and reduces the cost
of production by removing the tax
from agricultural implements, machi
nery and other necessaries of life,
the price of which Is now only affect
ed by the consciences of the heartless
trusts organized and perpetuated by
the thieving schedules of the tariff
law. He showed up the fact that
the per capita wealth of Mississippi
is only about $143, while that of
Massachusetts is $1,419, and asked
why it was that the farmer had been
shackled in poverty for the past fifty
years while his manufacturing brother
had prospered, and said that there
could be no answer except that the
one is being robbed to enrich tbe
other, and that the republican party
is a joint heir in this legacy of shame.
He showed up tbe fact that the
trusts were selling goods abroad
cheaper than at home, and that this
method of robbing at home and un
derselling abroad is rapidly revolu
tionizing the fiscal policy of England,
which, if carried out according to the
ideas of Joseph Chamberlain, will de
stroy the greatest market ia the
world for the prodnets of the farmer
in this country and absolutely impov
erish him. The dire result will be
brought about simply through the
"stand pat" policy of the republican
party, and its refusal to revise and
reduce the tariff schedules on the
trust made goods. Mr. Byrd's speech
was a splendid effort and brought
forth the eaeomiums of his colleagues.
It will be made a campaign document
in the campaign, and will do much to
make the farmer think of the miser
able treatment he is, and has been,
receiving at the bands of ths republi
can party.
The best speseh of tha session on
the negro problem was that recently
delivered by the Hon. Baton J. Bow
ers, of Mississippi. It was tha speseh
of a statesman, a deep stndsat and a
learned lawyer. It was in reply te a
speech recently made by Mr. Gillett,
of Massachusetts, arraigning tha
South anent the negro. Mr. Bowers
speech was temperate and forceful,
and had the precision of a Ksntneky
rifle and the force and effaet of a
capias proflne. He demonstrated
clearly the validity of the Mitaiaaippi
constitution on ths suffrage question
to the satisfaction of everybody, with
the possible exception of the Union
League Club of New York, which ha
showed up in a ridiculous light aa tha
possessor of an unwonted burden of
ignorance of the law as to tha opera
tion of the fourteenth and fifteenth
amendmenta upea stake Hwttetfsw
upon th« suffrage. Ha shows! lift
tbs fast that tha nagro in Hasaaaha.
setts was six timas as criminal as tka
negra in Mississippi, and that tlu
negro all orar tha North was mors
oriminal than tha loath era uagn
though poasaaaing n bettor education,
Ha demonstrated oonelusivaly that
the roaaon for this was at tha Soitk
tha negro had a batter chanoe ta
earn his tiring in all tha pursuits that
demanded brawn and that therafora
he was more contented, lia speech
was a lucid and luminooa argument
and will do muck to atop tka ignor
ant talk in tha North about the treat,
msnt of tha negro in tha South. Mr.
Bowers wss heartily congratulated h/
his colleagues on the leor of tha
House, who gars him genaroua ap
plause throughout the speech and tha
closest attention. It baa bean re.
marked here that tha state ef Missis,
sippi has sent an exceptionally strong
dslegation to this Congress, amongst
the strongest members of which may
be mentioned the Hon. John Sharp
Williams, tha ablsat man in leader
ship of the minority tinea tha daya
of Crisp and Sam Bandall, ths Hon.
Baton J. Bowers, the Horn Adam M.
Byrd, and the Hen. Wilson Shedriek
Charles A Bdwards.
j. ^oui of our democratto brethren
of the press seem to forget that they
are not fighting the political enemy
by the way they are sailing iuo
democratic candidates whom they
do not chanoe to favor. Safe your
heavy ammunition until after tha
national convention, boys. To aiur
and berate iellow.demoorats now is
a poor way to aecure posUcouvea.
tion harmony in the paity.—-Atlanta
Their abuse of Hearat and Bryan
will not make those democratic paw.
era strenuous in their advocacy of a
diaaiple of Cleveland's democrasy,
should one receive the nomination
at St. Louis. Better treat one an
other decently and with forbearance.
Special Agent Rc-rates Lexington.
It is reported from Lexington, Miea^
that the promised raise in fire insur
ance rats* for that state has mad# a
beginning at that plate. A ipeslal
agent visited the town last week and
gave rates a beost all along ths line,
and it is understood that all the com
panies will abide by the new rate.
Year's Results in Mississippi.
Fifty-seven fire insurance sompa*
nies doing bnsineas in Mississippi
daring ths year 1801 wrote $101,*
317,707 of risks and collected fa
premiums $1,871,74$. The average
premium paid waa $1.11 per $100.
Losses incurred were $960,181, or
about 46 per cent of premiums paid.
—Insurance field.
From the foregoing it will be seea
that the fifty-seven insurance com
panies doing business in this stete ia
190$, cleared $1,013,666, after pay
ing their loseee. Dividend* t* that
amount, it venld seem, would satisfy
a year's business transactions, but not
so, as will be seen by referring t* the
first paragraph of the above.
Tha Yarn t Mississippi Taller L I.
World's Fair, St. Louis,
April $0 to De*. 1,1904.
Aeeonnt ef the abev* named oc
casion the Yaaoo A Mississippi Vallrtf
Railroad Company will sell round-trip
tickets to St. Lonli at the following
rates—tickets en ads daily from
April Sth to lev es s b rn Uth, Mur
Sense* ticket feed hr Ik* year
$32.66; Sixty-day tfeket, Unit •
days. $l$.9i; fi f tee n dry tfakat,
Until II daya, $11*.
Paaaangers have she efttfea «f
living aither via Memphis, Grenada er
Durant, bat moat ge aid retort the
■am# route, and goad enly for eea
Mnuens passage in both directions, a*
■top-even allowed.
C. Q. MiWte, Ageat.
Pot Sale.
I havs a number one ■eeond.haad
engine and boiler, which was or**
haolsd laat summer—to be sold tt
$166 (on* hvodred and fifty dollars).
Also a SO-horse pewer engine tad
holler, lose led fi miles eorih-wt ef
Bowling Green, Ktm.
Matt fiOfold.
PheM te Mi ten*, ter

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