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PUBLI8HBD THURSDAY MORNING BV The Advertiser Publishing Company. Subscription! *1.00 tho Y««r ODlcial Journal o! Holmes County, (With tbe Durant News.) Official Journal of Laaln^tOn. il of TcHula. Jou ■aMrad at tb« Islington poaiotlW a* mall matter of the s*cODd.claM. Thursday Morning, April 21, 1904. We are aottorJied to HON. B G.HUMPHRKYS aa a candidate for re-election toConRreiw from this, theSd dieirlct, K»ibjt*ct to the action of the Democratic pr : marlin. i ounce The first Monday of September, known as Labor Day, has keen made a legal holiday. If there is anything in the signs of the times, Judge Parke r, of New York, will be the next president of the United States.—Clarksdale Register. Signs are frequently delusive. W. J. Bryan has refused to be interviewed. He was given an op portunity to talk and failed to take advantage of it. Truly is this a year of surprises in politics. Memphis Scimitar. It seems Mr. Bryan is now waiting for Judge Parker to surprise demo crats with a talk. This is the season of the year when the busy man goes home in the even ing and tells his better half how she should do her spring gardening. Of course, he doesn't know anything about it, but he thinks he does- And the gardening wife cannot prevent him from putting in his "oar."— Greenwood Commonwealth. She should have married the man with "the hoe," instead of an oars man. _ The treatment that Elijah Dowie received in Australia is rather dis couraging to the people of the United States. It was rather hoped that he would find a congenial isle in Polyne sia to which he would move his Zion outfit, but now we suppose its all off. —Memphis Scimitar. , A joined interest with the Sultan of Salu might induce Elijah to stay away from this country, and which the United States could well afford to give him. Greenwood, two years ago, gave to an electric light and water company th« franchise of the streets free. Under an agreement with the com pany the city could purchase the plant by paying its value and 25 per cent, added, the franchise being val ued at $28,000, which was donated, but which now has to be purchased from the company before the city can operate its own electric light plant and water works. The people of Mississippi are as competent to say who they want for president, as whom they favor for governor, attorney general or any other officers, except it seem judges, and they should express their choice for president. To send uninstructed delegates to the National Convention is to give to the delegates a grant of power which the people themselves ought to exercise. If uninstructed, those wishing to he delegates ought to be required to say who they are for and why. in in if it did end if ask be and Federal courts are seemingly be coming the exponents of corporations. When something in the way of tax ation or anything else is done to cor porations which they do not like, they go to Judge Niles and obtain an in junction to stop the state officers from carrying out state laws. At the present rate, if kept up, Federal judges will soon be running state governments through recerers or other functionaries of their own and enjoin state officers from any inter ference with state affairs. Governor Vardaman this afternoon of April 13th granted a pardon to Willie Baxter, of Winston county, who is now serving a life sentence in the State penitentiary on a charge of criminal assault. The pardon was granted on the recommendation of the trial judge, as well as the jury and many prominent citizens, on the showing that the woman whom Bax ter was charged with assaulting is of disselute character.—Miss. Comments in Picayune. Was the woman dissolute before Willie assaulted her, or did a realiza tion of her Rhame and the world's contumely and scorn for being thus 1 brutally victimized cause her down fall? If she was lewd before Willie's attack, the jury that sent him to the pen mast have been ignorant of the fact. If, however, Baxter destroyed her innocense, then Governor Varda ma» did a very on wive thing, regard less ot what she to now. Not to be outdone by laurel, Hat tiesburg is boring for oil. A well started as as an artesian well has been sunk GOO feet deep, and a stock company will be organized to bore the well at least 2,000 feet deep. Here's hoping that both Hattiesburg and Laurel can strike oil.—Laurel Ledger. Since there are oil wells in Ala bama, Louisiana and Texas, why should Mississippi be excluded. We regret to report that the ar tesian well which had a flow of water from GO to 100 gallons of water per minute, now almost ceases to flow, which is doubtless owing to sand choking up the lower end of the pipe or casing. We would suggest to Contractor Minvard to have the ma terial for a fence ten feet high, made of barbed wire, in readiness to en close it as soon as he again punches and pumps out the sand, and keep it there until it is received by the Board of Supervisors. Senator Bate, of Tennessee, is one of the few members of either branches of Congress who does not ride on a railroad free and does not use tele graph franks, The law prohibits it as it puts those who accept such favors under obligations to railroads and telegraph companies. Senator Bate belongs to that class of states men that gave character to this gov ernment in ante-bellum days, and are now oily found in the South. This trait of Senator Bati is being used by his friends in his behalf and ought to re-elect him to the United States Senate. How does this ticket strike you: For president, Judge Alton B. Parker, of New York; for vice-president. Hon. John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi. —Kemser Herald. It don't strike us at all favorably. John Sharp Williams is too big and useful a man to be shelved as a vice presidential nonenitv. We expect to see him elected speaker of the next house of representatives, a position carrying the same salary as the vice presidency and exerting more power and influence than even the presiden cy of the Republic.—Aberdeen Ex aminer. Now you are shouting: the leader of democracy in Congress does not play second fiddle. The papers give out that there is a movement on foot to establish a regular chain of banks from Canada to and through the Southern States. In all the leading commercial cities these institutions will find a footing. TV ell, we say let them come ; money is both a convenience and a neces sity, and the more we have the cheaper it can he ha^l, and the cheap er money is the more all commercial commodities will bring in the mar kets.—Charleston Tallahatchian. In other words, money like cotton is controlled by supply and demand. Borrowers want low interest and lenders want high intercsl, and there you are. It is impossible to have conditions suiting both at the same time. Senator Burton was sentenced to pix months in jail and fined $2,500 and is forever disqualified from hold in any Federal office, unless he gets a new trial on appeal. He is the repub lican senator from Kansas and was elected by the corporations of that state, and was their tool in the United States senate as he had been in the legislature of Kansas. He extended hits operations outside of his state and took a fee of $2,500 from a St. Louis firm for the use of his influence in the postoffice department at Wash ington, to keep that firm from being prosecuted for violating postal laws, if he was able. The Roosevelt inves tigation of postoffice fraud brought his case to light, with that of hun dreds of others. Letters of his and checks for money were obtained and it was an open and shut case. The senate did nothing with him, but the courts brought him to taw. On his trial he testified that he only did what nearly all the other senators did and that many of them made larger sums than he for practicing before the departments at Washington, and that it is a law that has been so often violated that it amounted to nothing. The court thought that form of crime ought to be stopped and so did the jury, and they stopped it as far as they could by putting Burton at the end of his senatorial career. The senate has done nothing and seems afraid to touch Burton, apparently fearing that Burton will put some of them in prison and out of their offices if they attempt to handlq him for what he says. Nearly all of them are guilty. The departments get the money from Congress for all oper ating expenses and the heads are ap pointed on the recommendntions of congressmen and senators who can consequently get most anything they ask for their friends, even though it be at the expense of the government and in violation of law. Spring Novelties ou are cordially invited to inspect my line of Gent's Furnishing Goods. A complete line is kept constantly on hand. Also a new line of Ladies' fine Dress Goods. A beautiful lot of nice White Shirt Waist Patterns just received. Men's and Ladies' Oxfords Shoes on hand. Y J. R. CHRISTMAS. TCHULA, MISS. 3* 3* Subject and Educator Well Met. The city dailies recently contained the program of the meeting of the Mississippi State Teachers Associa tion which convenes in Meridian May 5, G and 7 next. Among the educa tors of the state chosen to prepare papers on the live topics calling the attention of the profession we note that of our principal, W. T. Foster, who is to read a paper on "Elemen tary Science in High Schools." It goes without saying that one who sticks to his business as closely as this gentleman and who is as devot edly attached to his profession will have no difficulty in making an inter esting paper on this most interesting department of knowledge. It occurs to us that science teach ing has been too much neglected in all our schools and we sincerely hope Prof. Foster will be able to point the way to remedy this defect in the sys tem. We believe that it was Her bert Spencer, the great English philosopher who died only a year or so ago, who said in answer to the question, "What knowledge is of the most worth?" "Science—this is the verdict on all the counts." If he is right and it is quite likely that he is, why not take on more science even at the expense of a little less of some of the old studies we have clung to so tenaciously? We congratulate our teacher on being chosen from among so many of the states leading educators to do this important work and with equal propriety we congratulate the asso ciation on having his services. The following order was issued by Gen. Robert Lowry, commanding the Mississippi division of the United Confederate V'eterais: Headquarters Miss. Div. IJ.C.V. Jackson, Miss., April 4, 1904. The general commanding calls the attention of the several camps of the division to the importance of remit ting the annual per capita dues to Col. J. L. McCaskill, adjutant-general and chief of staff, Brandon, Miss., and also the annual dues to be forwarded to Gen. William E, Mickel, chief of staff, United Confederate Veterans, No. 824. For Sale. One 22-inch Coleman grist mill in good order. Apply to S. N. Sample or J. A. Rogers, Ebenezer, Miss. tf For Sale. A two story frame building, near depot in Tchula, will be sold at a bar gain. Apply to C. S. Rosenthal, Lexington, Miss. SPRING and SUMMER STOCK -JUST RECEIVED-— Consisting of the latest things in Lawne, Dimities, Silks, Mulls Linen. Everything new. We have just received an assortment of Embroidery, 4 inches wide, for So pec yard. Our Shoe Stock for Men, Ladies' Misses and Children cannot be surpassed by anyone. A full line of Frooh Groceries, always on hand. It will pay you to call and see my goods before you buy. It coat noth ingfto look and we are glad to show and discuss our good, Ooods delivered Free. If you want the best, trade with f R. E. McCormick. Local News t Happenings of Interest to Home People 'Briefly and Enter tainingly Chronicled. ELECTRIC LIGHT BILLS. All bills for electric light ser vice are due on first of month and are payable to H. Gilliam at Bank of Holmes County. If bills are paid promptly on first day of month a discount of 5 per cent will be allowed. If bills are not paid until 10th of month lights will be cut off. Wilson Cotton Oil Co. gm Oscar Ingold was in town Saturday. Please give us your business. Our prices are 0. K. I. Hyman visited Black Hawk Sat urday. Keirn Bros. Lng cabin maple syrup at Gwin Bros. J. B. Evans had business in town Saturday. Rings--in all manner of settings and in all sizes. Solitaire and cluster rings. Rings of beauty and quality, engagement rings, wedding rings, birthday rings. Beautiful for pres ents. At P. A. Lindholm's. W. C. Downer, of Emory, was here Saturday. Phone us your order for groceries. Keirn Bros. J. M. Waugh, of Goodman, visited here Friday. Fresh cakes just received at Gwin Bros. Jason Gibson, of Franklin, visited here Saturday, Dunham's grated cocoanut in pack ages, fresh, at Keirn Bros. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Henly had horn to them a son, Thursday morn ing of last week. Mother and son are both doing well. IF A v 0 laOO' iTrUOfS^HATS. WE ARE ^ SOLE AGENTS 4d WATT McCAIN. 5 We keep the best line canned Cali fornia fruits and vegetables, in fact all kinds of canned goods. Gwin Bros. W. S. Landrum, of Richland, was in town Friday. Try a package of Malt-Too flakes, 10 cents, at Keirn Bros. J. Z. Morris left for Memphis Sat urday morning. Try a can of Armour's canned tripe. Gwin Bros. Prof. W. H. Smith was over from Durant, Saturday. Postum cereal, Scotch oats, Force and grape nuts always fresh at Keirn Brothers. A. B. Archer, of Cruger, visited our town Saturday. Fresh Scotch Oats and Cream ot W'heat, at Gwin Bros. C. J. Gibson, of Franklin, was here on business Monday. Many so-called "bitters" are not medicines, but simply liquids disguised, so as to evade the law. Prickly Ash Bitters is not one of this class. It is strictly a medicine, acting primar ily on the liver, kidneys and bowels, and for the dangerous diseases that attack these organs it is a remedy of the first grade. There is nothing objectionable in its taste, it has agreeable flavor and is acceptable to the most delicate stomach. For sale by Swinney & Stigler. J, E. Bailey, of Acona, transacted business here Tuesday. Nothing adds more to the attract, iveness of the dining table than bright silver and polished glass. You always secure pleasing results by using Silver Cream Polish, the finest in the world at P. A. Lind holm's. The new residence of J. S. Watson on the hill south of Terrvstone. is as suming proportions and presenting to view its architectural style- It has fine large rooms and several pantries, with wide covered galleries nearly surrounding the entire building. Its style is modern and especially i tended for comfort and convenience. When completed, being on a promon tory, unobstructed by other buildings, it will appear to better advantage than any other residence in town. It is in the northern portion of Lex ington, where lots above the din and dust of traffic can yet be obtained. C. C. Swinney and son, Kirby Land, visited Tchula Tuesday morning. On their return on the 10:30 o'clock train Mrs. Treadwell was with them, from which circumstance we would infer that Master Kirby was sent along by his mother, knowing he conld fetch her back with him. Methodist Church. On account of the protracted ser vices now in progress at the Baptist church, there will be no services at the Methodist church next Sunday, April 24th. R. A. Tucker, Pastor. Methodist Church. On Sunday, May 1, Rev. R. P. Neb lett, S. S. agent of the North Missis sippi Conference, will preach at the Methodist church. Every one invited. R. A. Tucker, Pastor. an can in , Bittkhs ; it strengthens the stomach J and aids digestion. For sale by Hwinney & Stigler. A. .1. Reeves, of Reeves, had busi ness in town Saturday. Armour's Star Ham and li. Bacon at Keirn Bros. K. II. Higgs, of Acona, had busi ness in town Saturday. Now is the time to buy your clocks. A large assortment of clocks in Seth Thomas, Sessions and Ansonia makes, in plain and fancy designs, just re ceived at P. A. Lindholin's. Heinz's pickles and preserves at Gwin Bros. Miss Hallie Catron, of Emory- vis ited our little city Friday. Fresh fancy cakes at Keirn Bros. T. A. Lunsford, „'of Ilebron, was here on business Tuesday. Fresh "Force'' just received at Gwin Bros. E. V. Ashley visited Emory on in surance business Saturday. Fresh cocoanuts at Keirn Bros. Sep. Hudson, of Durant, was with friends here Tuesday. We keep on hand 8 or 1 different grades of roasted coffee. Try them. Gwin Bros. Geo. A. Wilson, .1 r., returned from a visit to Memphis last week. We sell the best cream cheese. Keirn Bros. Mrs. J. F. Grist and son returned from a visit to Sidon, Sunday. Turify the blood and put the sys tem in order for summer work by using at this time a short course of Prickly Ash Bitters ; it is the greatest blood purifier on earth. For sale by Swinney & Stigler. G. S. Rogers, of Pickens, visited our .town on business Saturday. Pearl meal at Gwin Bros. Dave Sutton spent several days at Franklin, guest of C. J. Gibson. Canned apples at Keirn Bros. Try a can. S. C. Pierce, of Eulogy, was in Lexington on business Tuesday • Blanke's fresh candy at Gwin Bros. W. D. Ford, of the Liberty Chapel neighborhood, was in town Monday Evaporated peaches, apples and apricots at Keirn Bros. Sunday was an improvement on the previous day, and Monday was de lightful. New canned meats just received at Gwin Bros. Miss Nell Cunningham is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. L. Peaster, at Dunbarton. Evaporated peaches and apples 10 cents per pound at Gwin Bros. • R. W. Wilkes, of Acona, while on business in town Monday visited The Advertiser. Evaporated peaches, apricots and apples at Keirn Bros. Mr. Frank Glower, of Lexington, was the guest of Mrs. Lillie Jackson a few days last week.—Kosciusko Herald. We still sell Morning Joy and French Market Coffees. Keirn Bros. D. B. Stigler, returned from a visit to Memphis, Saturday. Indigestion is the direct cause of disease that kills thousands of per sons annually- Stop the trouble at the start with a little Prickly Ash j to HOW WE GUARANTEE Dr. Carlstedt's German Liver Powder To cure Constipation, Biliousness, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Malnria, Nervous and Sick Headaches, Diarrhoea and Dysentery. Go to your druggist and get a bottle of this wonderful remedy. Take it according to directions. Then if you feel you have not been benefited enough to feel satisfied that you will be cured by its use, just go back to the druggist and tell him so and he has our authority to refund you every cent you have paid him. Nothing'could be simpler and fairer, but we are so sure of the results of this medicine that we are safe in making this guarantee. Dr. Carlstedt's German Liver Powder is manufactured by The American Pharmacal Co., Evansville, Ind.. and sold locally by B. S. BEALL. W. A. MOORE, Contractor and Builder t YAZOO CITY, MISS. T Will contract for and build Store Houses and Residences, indeed all kinds of buildings and furnish plans and specifications for the same. Anyone contemplating building, by sending me a rough sketch of I can give them the probable cost before coming. aam a mmm ■ ■ We give our readers the facts of the double murder of Mr. Kimsey and his daughter, near Water Valley, as it was told by their slayer, Edward Gammons, and as it appeared in Mis sissippi news, in New Orleans States: " Edward Gammons, the double murderer who killed his sweetheart , and her father near Water Valley be J cause the girl refused to marry him, j and who was brought to the Jackson jail to avoid possibility of a lynching, has made a full confession of his atrocious crime and seems quite re signed to the prospects of being hanged for the murder. Gammons denies, however, that he left Water Valley cm Thursday morning for the purpose of killing Kimsay or his daughter. He says that he had started off on a hunting trip and hap pened to see Kimsey in the field plow ing. He went up to talk to him and Mr. Kimsey curtly informed him that he did not care to have anything to do with him. Gammons then shot Kimsey, firing both barrels of his shotgun and putting four pistol balls through the body, A few moments later he murdered the daughter, kill ing her while she was trying to es cape his dutches. Gammons appar ently feels no remorse over his crime or anxiety over his prospective fate." Jersey Cows Fur Sale. I have two beautiful solid color Jersey cows with first calves. Calves two weeks old. I will sell these cows. one for $50 and the other for $05. First check gets the pick. 3-24 G. A. Wilson. Notice. The firm of J. M. Smith & Co., who have been doing business in the town of Tchula, Miss., have dissolved part nership, Mr. ,J. M. Smith buying the interest of W. B. Shook, who will withdraw and not be known in said firm. Mr. J. M. Smith will be responsible for all debts that have occurred and will occur for said firm. •I. M. Smith, W. B. Shook. General Summary of Crop Report for , Mississippi, The mean temperature for the ranged from (J degrees to 8 degrees below normal. Light frost was observed in many central and northern counties the first of the week, and light rainfall was general over the State on the lfith and 17th. The week was generally very fa vorable for farm work which pro gressed rapidly, hut much too cool for the proper germination and growth of crops, which in some localities have been materially in. jured as a result of the cold and frosty nights of the past two weeks. In the exlremo northern counties the scarcity of labor has retarded farm work. Good stands of corn are generally reported and the cultiva tion of the crop is in progress in the central and southern portions of the State, while in the northern counties the cool weather has retarded the growth ot corn and caused some fields to turn yellow. Much cotton was planted during the week, hut generally the first planting is not up yet, and iu a few localities it is feared that some replanting will he necessary on account of prolonged coo! weather. A warm rain would prove very beneficial to the cotton that lias been planted. Oats are doing well. Gardens and minor crops are growing slowly hut look well. Pastures are fairly good. The fruit outlook is quite promising over the greater portion of the State week