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- ( y»v ■ t V / /> t V -r-"" ♦ * Largest Circulation~Guaranteed--of Any Country Weakly Published In the State of Mississippi. VOL. LXV1I LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1904. NUMBER S. Over Ihe County f Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to Lexington Chronicled by The cAdbertiser Correspondents. DURANT SQUIBS. BY REX. Geo. Shine, of Greenville, is visit ing his father's home. Tom, son of Rev. T. A. Moore, has arrived from Texas and will make Durant his future home. Miss Cordelia Lyon, who has been sick several days, is again at the 'phone. teaching school in South Mississippi for the last twelve months, will he at home shortly. We have heard so much of Sam Sample; what a prominent character he has been in the political environ ments of Holmes county and how largely he will appear in its history when it is written, that the idea ex panded to us that we would get on our little black pony some evening and ride down and spend the night with him, It may be the worst for us though. He may like us better now than he would if we were thor oughly acquainted. There are a number that think that they are superior to all others, but they have a herculean task in proving it to be so. * Miss Julia Dicken, who has been BleBsed is the man that hath a big berry patch. He maketh friends faster than you can notch them on a stick. He feeleth like he owneth the world and the fullness thereof. He talketh with both hand and mouth. He quickeneth his steps, but will stop short off, if he thinketh a man is waiting for his advice. He standeth on the street waiting for the crowd to gather around him. He starteth home, then looketh back to see how many are eyeing him as he passeth out of sight. Berry drummers are here in great numbers and the Elk stable is going for them for all they are worth. Old* back numbers of blue-blood ism is the scantiest source imaginable to draw paragraphs of greatness from. It is not our dead kins great ness that carries us along; it is the great things we mBke of this life. The grand dukes stand high in royal society and are greatly honored on account of their noble birth, but the plucky little Japs make no dis crimination in the distribution of lead when they have an opportunity to do so. Madam Rumor has it, going the rounds that there is a prospect of JohnMcBee and the preachers of this town covering a little cash in the next few days. Some of our young people have been trying to frame a bill a long time, and if the old folks don't veto it, we think that it will pass both houses. The tariff question is gener ally considered in these little legis lative bodies. Although we don't know who these young people are; there ought to be more marrying going on. Dr. Sproles said in a sermon that some people wanted just enough re ligion to dodge hell and then serve the devil the rest of their days. R. B. O'Riley, one of Cruger's lead ing merchants, was here on business Tuesday. _ _ TCHULA NOTES. Mesdames Hendrix and Brown and children, of Sidon, spent Sun day Imre, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Wallace. Mr. L. D. Pepper spent Sunday night in Lexington. Messrs. Vernon Moore, Sharkey Sweeney, Carl Moler, Powell Wil liams and Fred Rogers, of Lexing ton, spent a few hours here Sunday. Messrs. John and Edgar Gwin were in Tchula Saturday. Mrs. J. A. Nabors, of Greenwood, is the guest of Mrs. V. Reinheart. Mrs. F. F. Holmes spent Sunday in Bentonia. Contracts will be let this week for the machinery for the new gin plant to he erected here this summer. Dr. Henry Christmas attended the State Medical Association last wbek at Jackson. Dr. M. P. Winkler is iu Shelby, Tenn., this week. Ed Foosewas seriously injured at the C.wiu yards last week, while a freight car. We learn that part of his fingers had to be amputated. eoui ing The Gwin House has changed j j hands, Mr. Carney, yard master at I Gwin, is now in charge. S. It. Pitchford spent Friday of J hist week in Lexington, Mr. J S. Watson and little son passed through here last Saturday, on route to Big Egypt plantation. CYPRESS DOTS. Mesdames Joe Cooper and Mamie Nabors were the guests of Mrs. Wynne Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Hngh Gallagher was the guest of Mrs. Doty last Thursday. Mr. aod Mrs. Will Salley and their little girl, Irene, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Salley Sunday last. Mrs. Rufus Cooper's mother, Mrs. Graham, has returned home after stay of about a month with her sister, Mrs. Spillman. Mrs. P. A. Parker was the guest of Mrs. Salley last Satjrday evening. Misses Maggie and Bena Niland, Minnie Gallagher and Mr. Jas. Niland were the guests of Miss Jimmy and Mr. Salley last Sunday afternoon. We are sorry to note the illness of two of Mr. Wynne's children, Eva and Henry. We hope the little ones will soon be well again. Mr. Joe Cooper made a business call to Lexington last Saturday. Mesdames Foulkner and Spillman, accompanied by Mr, Spillman, spent the day pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Cooper, last Sunday. Miss Lillie Upshaw, accompanied by Masters Olie Hollomay and Charlie Upshaw, were the guests of Miss Jimmy Salley, Sunday afterneon. Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher were the guests of Mrs. Rufus Cooper Sunday Snowdrop." a afternoon. HOWARD. Mr. C. Hunoldstein, of Howard, spent Saturday and Sunday at Durant. Mr. John Shurlds, of Tchula, visit ed relatives near this place last Fri day. Mr. John Deloach, of Tchula, vis ited our little city last Tuesday. Miss Alva Boatwright returned home last Tuesday, after spending several days in the delta. Mrs. Boh Lyon and Miss Cordelia Lyon, of Durant, returned home last Sunday afternoon, after spending several days with home folks this place. They were accompanied to the train by Mr. L. L. Lyon and little daughter, Effie. Mr. Emmett Nabors, of Lexington, was the guest of Mr. Willie Marks last Saturday. Mr. L. L. Lyon, of this place, vis ited relatives at Belzoni last Friday; returned home Saturday. Little Emma and George Marks, of Tchula, visited home folks last Sat urday and Sunday. near Mr. Estelle Ashley, of Lexington, was seen in our little city Iasi Mon day. I just wonder if he is duck hunting again. The Little Boy. EBENEZER BRIEFS. Dr. E. C. Lucas, Mrs. Lucas, and Eva spent the Sabbath with Mr. and Mrs. Pierce at Pickens. Mrs. McDonald and Josephine returned to Durant Tuesday. Mr. Latana Gibson, of Lexington, was a visitor to our town Thursday afternoon. Messrs. Sample and Thomas went to Piokens Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Bob Buck and children visiting relatives at Greenwood this week. Dr. Burwell visited Lexington Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Nolan Stewart and son A. B. Holder arrived Monday to spend few days with Dr. Harwell Mrs. P. B. Thomas and Mrs, Earl are a Attention Good Dressers \ We have just received a fresh supply in each of the following famous specialty lines. Monarch and Cluett fancy and full dress shirts. Fescheimer Fischer guaranteed to wear and fit summer suits, R. E, Bonor fine straw and felt hats. Big supply of gentlemen's fine underwear. We can fit anybody. The crowds that daily attend our store attest the fact that as usual our millinery and and dress good department is unsurpassed. Get in the swim and let us dress you up. <* PicKcns-Barrett Co. Thomas have returned to Greenwood after a week pleasantly spent under the parental roof. Mr. Will Roberts of Yazoo County was a recent visitor to Ebenezer. Mrs. W. S. Thomas is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Moss, at Lexington, this week. Brooke Burwell spent Monday with Lexington friends. Mr. S. N. Sample was a delegate to Presbytery at Greenville return ing home the latter part of the week. Mr. Robt. Craig of New Orleans, and Mr. Rabb of Yazoo County spent Sunday here guests of Dr. Burwell. Mr. W. S. Thomas spent Sunday in Lexington. Stephen Burwell came home this week for a short stay. Mr. S. N. Sample and family at - tended service at the Presbyterian church, Franklin last Sabbath, spend ing the remainder of the day with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sample, Burwell Humphries was an unwil ling participant in a runaway Sunday afternoon causing his friends much alarm. He succeeded in checking ing his horse before any damage done and is to be congratulated upon his narrow escape. was Mr. Will Thomas and wife were guests of Mr. Tom. Rainer in Yazoo county Sunday_ PICKENS. Mrs. Miller, of Memphis, is visiting the home of Mrs. W. R. Bridgforth. Messrs. Anderson and Burkhett, of Durant, came down Tuesday on tele phone business. Miss Vivian Garter, of Goodman, spent several days at the home of Capt. R. G. Wentworth last week. Miss Josie Burton returned from Jackson last week, after a pleasant visit to relatives. Mesdames T. W. Buford and J. P. Rogers are visiting relatives in New Orleans. Mr. John Maxwell, of Camden, vis ited relatives here Tuesday. Mrs. C. R. Pickens, Jr., of Durant, is the appreciated guest of Mrs. A.H. Pinkston. Miss Minnie Pierce, of Camden, visited relatives here last week. We regret very much to hear of losing Dr. F. M. Holloman and Mrs. Holloman, who will leave in a few days for their future home in Itta The Leap Year Girl. Vagrant Law. The following persons are and shall be punished as vagrants, viz: Persons wandering or strolling about in idle ness, who are able to work and have no property to support them. Per sons leading an idle, immoral or profli gate life, who have no property to support them, and who are able to work and do not work. All persons able to work, having no property to Support them, and who haye no visible or known means of a fair, honest and reputable livelihood- The term "visi ble and known means of a fair, honest and reputable livelihood," as used in this section, shall be construed to mean reasonably continuous employ ment at some lawful occupation for reasonable compensation, or a fixed and regular income from property or other investment which income is suffi cient for the support and maintenance of such vagrant. All ablebodied persons who loaf loiter and idle in the cities towns and villages of this State, for the larger portion of their time, without any regular employment and without any visible means of support An offense under this section shall be made out whenever it is shown that any person has no visible of support and only occasionally has employment at odd jobs, being for the most of the time out of employ ment. Persons having a fixed abode who have no visible property to sup port them, and who live by stealing, or by trading or bartering stolen property. Every common gambler person who for the most part maintains himself by gambling. Every able bodied person who shall go begging for a livelihood. Every common prostitnte who has no other employment for her support and maintenance Every keeper *%f a Bena. means or house of prostitution. Every keeper of a house of gambling or gaming. Every person who shall abandon his wife, or family, without just cause, leaving her, or them without support in danger nf becoming a public charge. Every able bodied person who lives without employment or la bor, and has no visible means of sup port. All persons who are able to work ahd do not work, but hire out their minor children and live upon their wages- All persons over six teen years of age and under twenty one, able to work and who do not work, and have no property to sup port them, and have not some known visible means of a fair, honest and reputable livelihood, and whose par ents are unable to support them, and who are not in attendance upon some educational institntu DUTIES OF OFFICHRS. It shall be the duty of every jus tice of the peace and every mayor of any city, town or village, and of the sheriff, deputy sheriff and stables in every county, and of the police, town marshal, deputy marshals and of other like officials in every county, city, town, or village, in the State, to give information under oath to any officer now empowered to is sue crimnal warrants, of all vagrants within their knowledge, or whom they have good reason to suspect being vagrants, in their respective counties, cities, towns and villages; thereupon the said officer shall issue warrant for the apprehension of i he person alleged to be a vagrant Whenever any poison shall have been arrested on the charge of grancy he shall immediately he carried before the justice of the peace of the district in which the offense or before the mayor of any city, town or village, if eaid offense within corporate limits of same, and on satisfactory evidence of his beiug u vagrant, the justice, or mayor shall commit such person to the county jail for not more than thirty days, unless such person give bond with • efficient, security, to be approved by •aid juetjpe armayor, in any sum not isss than see hundred dollars, for tbs or con as a va occurs, occurs Special Correspondence 4 To The Lexington Advertiser By our Washington Corres pondent. Washington, D C., April 27,1®04. National politics of the democratic brand is still holding the boards as the one great attraction here in the national capital. The action ot the New York state contention on last Monday, in endorsing Judge Parker and instructing for him has been the chief topic of political conversa tion around the capital and in the democratic cloaa room. There are divergent opinions as to the effect of this action on the respective can. didacies of Parfcer and Hearst. Many of the rampant Parker men are pleased at this action, and say that it practically settles the matter and assures the nomination of Par ker. On the other hand, the friends of the Hon. William Randolph Hearst say that this action on the part of the democrats controlled by Hill, will have exactly the opposite effect expected by the friends of Judge Parker. They claim that this is the tail wagging the dog. In other words, the up-state end of the demo cratic party in the state of New York, which is utterly powerless in an election, that end of the state always giving an overwhelming re. publican majority, has dictated to the only democratic end of the state, the city of New York and its ▼irons. The delegates from Greater New York simply asked to be al lowed to go to the convention unin structed and to be allowed to make the best nomination in the interest of tho party which the exigencies of the situation at that time demanded. They olaimed that there are many things that can happen between now and the 6th of next July, and that the hands of the great New York democracy should not be tied when the country needs it to put the eter nal kibosh on the republican party and the criminal trusts andthe pre datory wealth of the oountrv that is now dictating the legislation of the country, slate, and national. The appeals of the New York city democracy were unavailing, and the Hill-controlled delegates of the re. publican end of the state walked over them rough-shod and manacled them to one candidate, and that can didate, undoubtedly a good and a clean man, but one who is endorsed by August Belmont, Gro ver Cleveland and David B. Hill and the entire gang who left the democratic party in its hour of need. A man who says nothing himself, but is endorsed by such men as those named above, certainly must en man future industry and good conduct of of such person, for one year from the date of the giving of euch bond. Said bond shall be made payable to the State of Mississippi, and may be sued upon, in case of breach, in the name of the State; and in tho Circuit Court, and such suit shall be triable an the first term of the Circnit Coart after the breach occurs, provided the sureties on such bond are summoned five days before the Conrt meets. And such suit shall be conducted by the District Attorney, for the State, in the Circuit Conrt, and by the Attorney General in the Supreme Court. Whenever any bond so taken shall be forfeited by the misconduct of the said vagrant, there shall be no recovery on same less than the face value of the bond, un less the vagrant shall be delivered up to the Circuit. Court for further trial as hereinafter provided for, in which event, the Court may in ite discretion limit the amount of recovery on the bond to the cost of suit and alty of fifty dollars. • pen Birthday Celebration. The hospitable country home ef Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Evans was a scene of of happiness Thursday evening of last week. It's doors were opened wide for the reception of their neigh bors and friends invited to take part in celebrating the birthday of the host. The approaches and galleries were lighted with Japanees lanterns which, with their variety of depicted on them, brought out by the light, added greatly to the beauty have given to them hie confidence and his position on the questions agitating the people of the country evidently suite them down to the ground. If they do so, then they should not suit the great mass of the common people of the country, for those men represent all there is to the rapaoity of riohea and the lust for loot among the orimlnal trusts and the special privilege grab bers of this great country. It is the consensus of opinion here among the leading western and southern democrats that if Judge Paiker is defeated for the nomination he may attribute it to the company be keeps, for they utterly repudiate the kind of democracy for wbiob Hill, Bel mont, and Cleveland stand, and look upon their aetlvity in demo cratic politics at this time as an attempt to republicanize the demo cratic party, and they say there is not room in this country for two republican parties and will hare none of it in theira. Another thing that has earned un favorable oomment In connection with that New York stale conven tion is the platform adopted as the expression of democratic faith and an enunciation of democratic prin ciples. It is the very kind of a platform shat might have been ex pected from a convention controlled by the Hilla and Belmonte of Hew York politics. It n a good platfc rm tor the demooratia platform to stand on if its purpose i* to avoid giving cause for alarm to the intrenched special interests which now have possession of the Federal govern ment. But as a massage irons the democratic party of the state af New York to the democratic party of the nation, it is an absurdity. It was an effort to present a declaration of principles which should avoid the calamity of offending the trusts and it was a distinct success. It will fool no man who knows what true democracy means and what it stands for. The so-called democratic con vention in the state ol New York will, in the opinion of some of the shrewdest members of the democrat ic parly in this city, react against the candidacy of Judge Parker and redound to the benefit ot the man whose position on every public ques tion Is as easily found as the Rooky Mountains in Colorado, who is a democrat because he believes in the people and the cause of the people, the Hon. William Randolph Hearst. Charles A. Edwards. and loveliness of tha place. At the hoar of 8:30 o'clock dinner oounced when Mr. Evans and daugh ters circulated among the gueets and invited each of the one hundred sixty to dianer. The tables loaded with the different kinds of meats, salads, and vegetables, follow ed by pies and cakes and concluded with the fruits of tha season. After dinner a string band of music hnd the young people keeping time with their feet on to the small hours of the next morning. Lexington and and other neighboring towns were represented. All the ladies beautifully gowned in bright spring colors and presented n galaxy of of beautiful women. It was the grandest occasion of years in this neighborhood and will be cherished by those present for many years to come. The hour of leave taking came bnt too soon and it was not an idle expression when each guest sought the host and hostess, thanked them for the enjoyment of the ing and wished them many equally happy returns of this day's anniver was an were soon were even suy. Purify the blood and pat the sys temin order for summer work by using at this time a abort of Phickly Ash Bittrrs ; it is the greatest blood purifier on earth. For sale by Swinncy 4 Stigler. courie We keep on hand 8 or 4 different gradea of roasted coffee. Try them. Gwin Bros. Fresh ooooaaata at Keirn Bros.