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LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1904.
Over Ihe County
Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to
Lexington Chronicled by The cAdbertiser Correspondents.
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
teaching school in South Mississippi
for the last twelve months, will he at
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
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
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
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. _ _
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
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
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
The Gwin House has changed
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.
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. 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
Mr. C. Hunoldstein, of Howard,
spent Saturday and Sunday at Durant.
Mr. John Shurlds, of Tchula, visit
ed relatives near this place last Fri
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
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.
Mr. Estelle Ashley, of Lexington,
was seen in our little city Iasi Mon
day. I just wonder if he is duck
The Little Boy.
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
Messrs. Sample and Thomas went
to Piokens Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Bob Buck and children
visiting relatives at Greenwood this
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
We have just received a fresh supply in
each of the following famous specialty lines.
Monarch and Cluett fancy and full dress
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.
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,
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
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.
Mr. Will Thomas and wife
guests of Mr. Tom. Rainer in Yazoo
Mrs. Miller, of Memphis, is visiting
the home of Mrs. W. R. Bridgforth.
Messrs. Anderson and Burkhett, of
Durant, came down Tuesday on tele
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
To The Lexington Advertiser By our Washington Corres
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
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.
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
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.
We keep on hand 8 or 4 different
gradea of roasted coffee. Try them.
Fresh ooooaaata at Keirn Bros.
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