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b W. % e > 40 ^ -r- - ■ Largest Ciroulatloit—6uaranteed~of Any Country Weakly Published In tke State of Mississippi. >'.>r LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY, JUNE 2, YOL. LXVII 1904. NUMBER 10. Over The County t Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to Lexington ChronicHd by The Advertiser Correspondents. EBENEZER BRIEFS. Dr. Luse, of Yazoo county, accom panied by Brooke Burwell went to Lexington Tuesday of last week to soe Mrs. W. 0. Barrett, who was at that time quite ill. Mrs. T. H. Murtagh and Mrs. Mar tin Brown were visitors to Lexington Tuesday. Renshaw Thomas made a business trip to Owens last week. Burwell Humphrey spent Wednes day afternoon in Lexington. Lem Montgomery, Jr., of Yazoo City, is visiting relatives in Ebonezer. Rev. Lawson and wife were recent visitors to Lexington. Mrs. Paul Thomas, of Greenwood, is with her mother, Mrs. W. A. Faul coner for a two Peeks' visit. Mr. S. N. Sample visited Yazoo City. Wednesday, the day the lovely little city was almost swept away by fire, and his description of the sad havoc played by the flames verifies the first distressing reports of the situation. Little Olivia Barrett has returned home after a visit to her cousins, Esther and Olivia Burwell. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Forbus and Miss Fannie Burney spent Saturday and Sunday with Goodman relatives. The "children's day" celebration at Midway church Sunday last was at tended by Mr. and Mrs. Will Thomas, Messrs. J. C. Lockenvitz, Burrell Humphrey, S. N. Sample, Tucker Johnson, Lem Montgomery, Sam and Walter Sample. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thomas were recent visitors to Lexington. Miss Alice Murtagh and Mrs. Tom Murtagh spent Saturday in Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan had as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Hammett, ■of Lexington. The following delegates attend d the Democratic County Convention held at Lexington on Tuesday: W. S. Thomas, C. S. Drake, S N. Sample, T. H. Murtagh and W. Brooke Burwell. Robert Nance and Brooke Burwell went to Lexington Tuesday and ac companied the Holmes County Rifles to Yazeo City, where they were or dered on duty. Mrs. Tom Brown died in Lexington Sunday afternoon, en route home from Yazho City, where she had been for medical attention, and her re mains were brought here for inter ment, the funeral services taking place Monday evening at the Method ist church. We tender our sympathy to the bereaved. / The Mississippi Fire Association, whose domicile is now at Ebenezer. was the first company to settle its losses in the recent fire at Yazoo City, not waitir.g for proofs of the losses, which amounted to $20,000. Dr. W. B. Burwell is a visitor to the state capitol this week. Hon. J. W. Swinney was a visitor to our city on Monday. HOWARD. We are glad to learn that Miss Mary Sterling is able to be up and about again. Miss Bettie Lyon passed through here Sunday afternoon, en route to her home, where she expects to spend several days. Mr. George Roberson, of this place, returned home last Monday, after spending several days in Yazoo City. Miss Lizzie Marks, of this place, attended the picnic at Providence school last Saturday, and was accom panied by Migs Mabel Edgar. After the picnic they were the guests of Misses Alva and Fannie Boatwright. Misses Effie and Mattie Lyon, of near Providence school, made our town an appreciated call last Friday morning. Mr. Thurston Ashley visited rela tives in Liberty Chapel neighborhood last Sunday. Messrs. Hinton and Robert Rogers and WilHe Marks, of this place, spent Sunday in Yazoo City. Mr. W. W. Lunsford, of near Provi dence school, were down seeing after the Lunsford plantation last Friday. Mr. George Wilson, of Lexington, came down on the Tuesday morning's train to this place, where he expected to find one of his dogs that had strayed. We are glad to learn that Mr. Wilson tffcs successful in finding his dog. Mr. Charley Shuttleworth, of this place attended children's services at Midway last Sunday. Little Emma and George Marks, of near Tchula, was the guest of home folks last Saturday and Sunday. The Little Boy. CYPRESS BRIEFS. Mr. Eggins, tombstone agent from Brozville, spent the night with Jas Niland last Tuesday. Mrs. Wynne snent the day pleas antly with Mrs. Hugh Gallagher, Tues day last. The road workers have been doing good work around here last week. We are sorry to note the illness of Mr. Hugh Gallagher's two sons, Wil lie and Frank. We hope-for them speedy recovery. Master Walter Lucas was a visitor to Cypress one day last week. a Messrs.John Nabors and Joe Cooper, Jr., were in Lexington attending to business last Saturday. at d on Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Niland and Mas ter Tom were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gallagher Sunday last. Mr. Joe Cooper, Jr., and Mrs. Joe Cooper spent the day pleasantly with Mrs. Murtagh last Suhday. Misf is Attie Bee Wade and Nannie Hathcock spent the day with Miss Minnie Gallagher last Sunday. Master Herbert Wynne was a visi tor of Mr. Jas. Niland last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Nabors and also Mas ter Aubrey Nabors were the guests of Mrs. Murtagh last Sunday. The farmers around here were glad to see the good rain we got Sunday and Sunday night. Snowdrop. Midway School. Below will be found the names of the pupils who never missed a day during eighth month, ending May 20tb. Bessie Byrd, James Davis, Jeffrey Davis, Enoch Loyd. Mona Causey, Teacher. BLACK HAWK DOTS. • The many friends ol Miss Annie Aitneuve are glad to welcome home, after a long stay at Grenada College. her H. M. Streater made a (lying trip to Acona Sunday. Miss Claudia Attneave, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs.Turner, of Memphis, returned home Wednesday, accompanied by her graudfather' Mr. Streater. in J, J, J, at of B. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Leech and daughter, Elise ; returned to their home in Columbus, Monday, after a very plcasai.t stay with friends ind relatives. Miss Annin Laurie Gadberry, who has been attending Grenada College, returned Wednesday to the delight of her many friends. Dr. Graham Diggs, of Acona, made us a very pleasant visit on last Sunday. Mr. and Mr. Marshall, of Carroll ton, are the guests of their son. Dr B. .1. Marshall. "Ilie Jolly four'' report quite a pleasant time, after their hay ride last Saturday afternoon. 'A Friend.' For Sale 5 Horses and 4 Mares. Their price range from $50 to $150. Also 4 good Devon ar.d Jersey Milch Cows with young calves, from $25 to $50. Also one yoke of Devon Oxen, of largo size and weigh ing about 1400 pounds each. First come have the first pick. 6o bushels of stock peas at $1.25 per bushel. W. J. Bailey. Bailey's store, 10 miles north of Lexington. Armour's bams and B baoon just arrived at Keirn Bros. Their price range 4t-26 TRAINING SCHOOL NOTES. Last week we called up our good editor, Capt. Oltenburg, asking him to say that at some convenient loca tion in the business part of town we would put on exhibition specimens of drawing done by the pupils of grades six to ten, inclusive. We are now looking for a place adapted to the purpose and hope to he able to an nounce in this issue definite arrange ments. ready to be seen, we ask that all friends of the cause of education in spect them. It will be an encourage ment to the pupils, inspiring them to renewed effort. The introduction pf drawing always reveals power among the pupils until then unknown. This display of draw ing will impress you with that fact. It is not too much to say that talent of a superior order on this line ex ists among us, talent which under direction and careful cultivation will When the drawings are prove very valuable to its possessors. When you see this work, please member that children did it, children who, for most part, scarcely believed at one time it lay in their power draw anything. The fourth quarterly examination is going on this week and will con tinue for some days into the next. The most difficult studies are to come last, so if you have missed this week's work, come in Monday and take those studies which will cause most trouble if deferred. re We have at this writing had number cf absentees to return for the examination, Measles, heat, and minor ailments have operated to re duce our number somewhat, n ;t to mention the jncomfortable quarters in other respects, The average for the menth ending recently was how ever up to the usual limit, we believe. a Resolutions of Sympathy. A resolution adopted at a meeting of the town council of Lexington, Mississippi, May 26th, 1904. Whereas our citizens have unani mously expressed to us their grief account of the recent dreadful con flagration, ^hereby a large portion of Lexington's neighbor, Yazoo City, has been destroyed, and whereas we deem it eminently proper to express sorrow because thereof; Be it resolved by the town council of Lexington, Mississippi, that we do sincerely sympathize with the citizens of Yazoo City, because of their recent loss bp fire; that we tyewail and de plore our utter inability to aid them during their severe trial, and that in our belief that their city will be im mediately rebuilt along lines of har mony, symmetry and beauty, we but voice the unanimous hope and belief of each and every citizen of Lexing on our 8. ton. Resolved further, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded Hon. J3. R. Holmes, mayor of Yazoo City. R, C. McBee, Mayor. R. E. Wilburn, Clerk. Precinct Meeting, May 28 th, 1904. Pursuant to an order of the Holmes County Executive Committee, at their meeting held May 11th, 1904, the voters of Lexington preejnet met »t the courthouse, Saturday, May 28th. 1904, elected R. C. McBee chairman, and C. Oltenburg, secretary. An election of delegates to represent this precinct at the county conven tion next Tuesday was held, resulting in the election of R. C. McBee, E. F. Noel, C. Oltenburg, J. B. Cunningham J, W. Whittington, C. C. Swinney, J, R. Miles, H. S. Hooker, Jr.. S. M. Smith, W. P. Tackett, W- L. Dyer, J, R. Watson, P. Williams, W, P. Roach, R. E. Wilburn, A, M. Pepper, W. L. Jordan, J. S. Eggleston. On motion, which waa carried, fif teen to five, instructed to vote for Judge Parker at the county convention to be held next Tuesday. Adjourned. R. C. McBee, Chairman. C. Oltenburg, Secretary. Texas will soon place in statuary hall of the national capitol the statues of Gen. Sam Houston and Gen. Stephen B. Austin. They were made in Genoa, Italy, and modeled by Miss Elizabeth Ney, of Austin, Texas, a nieoe of NaJ poison's marshaL--Aberdeen Exami* ner. Try a can of Armour's canned tripe Gwin Bros. DEMOCRATS OF HOLMES CO. him we of now the an all in to ex Meet in Convention. Candidacy of Parker Endorsed and Dele gates and Executive Com mittees Elected. are Hoi Dies County Democratic Con vention met at the courthouse on Monday at 11 o'clock a. m. R. C. McBee was elected temporary chair man and G. Oltenburg, temporary secretary. On motion, a committee on err, dentials was appointed as follows; E. F. Noel, beat 1 ; Edgar West, beat 2; W. 0, Slieehy, beat 2; W. S. Thomas, beat 3; J. J. Gilmore, beat 4 ; J. E. Bailey, beat 5. While the committee on creden tials was out investigating the rights of delegates entitled to seats in the to,convention, and addressed it in the convention, Hon. B. G, Humphreys, congressman from our district, introduced by the chairman to the was interest of harmony and a united support for the nominee, whoever he may be, at St. Louis. The speech was well received and met with fre quent applausp. After the address the temporary organization was made permanent. The following resolution was adopt. edi-» liesolved by the Democratic parly of Holmes county in convention as sembled, that the proposed transfer of the railroad depot at Lexington from its present site to Wilton's Crossing, be and is hereby heartily approved and earnestly recommend ed to the favorable ac'lon of the railroad commission, jt would save about a mile's travel to those visiting Lexington by rail from the east, and would add very greatly indeed to the convenience of ail the people of Holmes county. A committee on resolutions offered the following, which was unanimous ly adopted: Whereas, Theodore Roosevelt must be defeated and Rooseveltism destroyed, if the purity of our repub lican form of government is to mat tained, and Whereas, in order for this to lie accomplished, it is necessary for the democratic parly to present a solid front in the approaching campaign, and as at to in of Whereas, this can be more near!}' accomplished b v tl;e ngrpi nation of Hon. Alton B. Parker as the demo cratic candidate for President. Therefore, bo it resolved, that hereby indorse and commend the candidacy of the Hon. Alton B. Parker for the office of President, and the delegates from Holmes county to the Democratic State Con vention are hereby directed to vote in said convention in favor of in structing the delegates from this state to the National Democratic Convention to vole for his nomina tion. and to vote only for delegates to said convention who are known to be favorable to his candidacy. Be it resolved by the democracy ot Holmes county, Miss., that recog nizing the eminent ability and perior qualifications of the Hon. R. McBee to represent this dis trict as a member of the State Exe cutive Committee, we hereby instruct the delegates to the Stale Convention to use all honorable efforts and means jto secure the nomination of the Hon. R. C. McBee to the above position. Delegates to the Deinocratfc State Convention, to be held at Jackson, Jube 15, are as follows) From beat l, S. M. Smith, R. F. Noel; beat 2, B. C. Farr. F. E.'West; beat 3, W. Brooke Burwell, J. B. Mitchell j beat 4, J. J. Gilmore, M. Edwsfrdsi beat fi, H. Christ mas, S. D. Bailey. Tiie thanks of the oon vention tendeied to the chairman and tary of this convention. Resolved, That the delegates of this convention be and hereby instructed to support the Hon. 8. N. Sample as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention from this congressional district. Delegates from the county at large: N. Sample, Col. J. G. Hamilton, we our this tke date voir is corn Mr. corn that the versity by on ferring 10 lows It and sale su. were secre. are J. Wiener, J. A. Gray, Ira Jones, S. D. Gwin, C. C. Swinney, P. Wil liaras, II. H. Elmore, J. S. Watson, H. 8. Hooker, Jr., W. L. Jordan, W. P. Tackett, W. P. Iioacli, J. L. McRae, Hen Ullendorff. Go motion, the chairman and sec retary of this convention were added to delegates from the county at large. On motion, the convention a^| journed. Democratic County Executive Committee: beat 1, H. H. Elmore, W. P. Tackett, W. D. .Smith; beat2, F. E. West, W. C. Sbeeliy, W. C. Durham ; beat 8, J. B. Doty, W. 8. Gordon, J, W. Burwell j beat 4, J. J. Gilmore, Jno. T. Nikon, W. B. Neih erland; beat 5, Jra Jones, J. T. Buck, J. H. Barkbou, The members of the Executive Committee met at 2 o'clock pursuant to announcement, and or ganized by electing W. P. Tackett chairman, and H. H. Elmore, tary, and adjourned. Con on C. err, S. beat the p. m., the secre. the Gcneral Summary, Ending May 23rd. The first four days of the week were unseasonably cool, but the tem perature during the last three days was about normal; the mean temper ature for the week as a whole was four decrees helow normal. Light to moderate showers fell on the 16th and l'ifth, but oyer the greater por tion of fihe sta^e the rainfall was in sufficient for the npeda of props. The week was very favorable for farm work, which is well advanced, but the oool nights caused vegetation to grow slowly. In the northern and northeastern portions of the state the prolonged dry weather is proving quite injurious fq props. Crops is generally hackward and in many tions stands are irregular; the most favorable reports are repeived from the delta; many correspondents in the central and southern counties report lice on cotton and in seotions plants are dying; chopping out is nearing completion over the southern half of the state and is in full the northern half. Corn is small hut was sec to ti at progress in as a rule it is doing reasonably well; worms have injured stands in a few counties; the crop is well cultivated and much has fieep laid by south, UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, (bummer Term.) /urn 14 to July 23, 1904. The facilities and advantages which have heretofore been offered at the University of Mississippi for profitable study during the summer vacation will be continued jq the sum mer of 1804. The work will begin June 14 and will continue from four to six weeks, The character of the work will be similar to that offered in the highly successful summer term of 1903. the able sure He the ting Put Beauvoir on the Free List. The Examiner proposes to (he state press that the Confederate Veterans Home at Beauvoir be put upon the complimentary list. We commence our weexly visits to the 'boys" with this jssqe fiqij fee) oonfldeu that the proposition will meet with glad and general endorsement. Thl; will keep tke veterans well supplied vith up-to date reading matter, and at least one paper will be to each eld soldier "sountjs frpfp hfwpe.''—Aberdeen Ex amines, The foregoing is timely and Beau voir is now on our mailing list. A foreign bug whose destructive work is unfamillai with our planters, is utterly destroying much of the corn in this section. One of these extirpators was brought in and hiblted at the Enterprise office by Mr. Langford, together with the corn it had bored. We also learn that the Day Break plantation is also infested, and it is reported much damage is the result of their work in the vicinity of Palmetto Home— Belzoni Enterprise. The sermon that inaugurates the commencement exercises at the Uni versity of Mississippi will be delivered by Rev. Thsron D. Rice, D. D, of Atlanta, on Sunday, June 5th. The program includes Wednesday, June 8, on which day the senior orations, con ferring of degrees will be had, and at 10 p. m. will conclude with the mencement ball. Good appetite and cheerfulness fol lows the use of Prickly Ash Bitters. It purifies the blood, liver and bowels and makes life worth living. For sale by Swinney & Stigler. the this ern by of they ex fact that to St. week ing what their tion The Mbits is the be there than will com t Local News '^?a£U£3* ,oH ° m,pu * ***> w sec at a^| C. 8. J. or L- D. Pepper was out from Tchula the first of the week. Jno. F. Wallace, of Coxburg, called on us while in town Monday. L. Dobrowski purchased the ele gant residence of the Misses Wyatt last Saturday. Mr. G. A. Wilson, Jr., is spending a month on his fathers plantation in the delta. The boy who is paid to be good never earns the money.—Magnolia (Ark.) News. Miss Catherine Beall visited friends here the first of the week, guest of Miss Ethel Baker. Hon. B. G. Humphreys, gressman, spent several days with friends and his constituents here this week. Miss Edna Wilburn returned from Randolph-Macon college at Lynch burg, Va., for the vacation Satur day afternoon. m., our con to Miss Clara Eggleston entertained a few friends at whist Tuesday after noon in honor of her sister, Mrs. Money of Carrolton, A mite meeting will be given next Wednesday evening June 8, at Dr. W. F, Stansbury's from 6 o'clock to 11. For the benefit of the rectory. Pickens - Barrett Co,'s loom-end sale last week was a grand People who saw the goods advertised came from adjoining counties to take success advantage of the low prices. A dol lar never brought better returns went farther in dressing children well as grown people in up-to-date goods. , nor as The Lexington military company which was on duty in Yazoo City several days last week, returned home Sunday night. It is very gratifying to our people to learn that composing the company, upheld the good character ojf our people at home, and were indeed a protection ti the people of Yazoo City while in their midst. Prof. E. E. Morgan finished up his school at Coxburg with an entertain ment of music and speeches, Wednes day of last week. Yesterday, accom panied by his wife, they left for their former home in Choctaw county, where they will visit friends and kin dred, They will return in time to be at Harland's Creek next Monday and finish up the unexpired term of that school. our young men a Prof. W. T. Foster, an able educa cater of Lexington, Mies., delivered the commencement address at the Maben High School and Training Col lege here last Monday. This was an able talkv full of good, wholesome advice, which if lived up to will in sure the stability of the free sohool. He was ably followed by Prof. Bell of the University in an address on affilia ting this school with the University. —Maben Meteor. to as at a beat of in can the Principal Foster tells us that he contemplates spending some time in the Teachers' College, New York this summer, observing the best mod ern methods of school work, as done by the highest priced expert teachers of America. Surely great days coming to the country when the edu cators are interesting themselves as they are now. By the way, it is a are fact perhaps not known to every one that Knoxville, Tenn., has the largest summer teachers' school in the entire country, if not in the world. Mr. and Mrs, M. J. Peters returned to Dnrant from their onting with the Mississippi State Pross Association to St. Louis Wednesday night of last week and arrived here on Saturday afternoon's train. They gave a glow ing and interesting description of what they saw, but feel it beyond their power to do this grand exhibi tion justice, or even to attempt it. The failure of having some of the Mbits completed at the present time is the only drawback to this immn^ realistic panorama of grand material representations from every part of the world. Bnt this drawback will be overcome in a short time, and there is mnch more to see even now than the time of the average visitor will permit ex ele in of E- W. Morrow, merchant of Rich, land, was here Tuesday. Mayor. P. M. Elmore, W. C. Red, our efficient county tax <nM*no r and W. B. Strowd, all of Durant, our office a pleasant call while in Lexington Tuesday. Dr. W. D. Smith, of Frankli«,made the Advertiser an appreciated visit while in town Tuesday conferring with the county's best citizenship as to who deserved the support of voters for the nomination of Presi dent of this great and glorieus our coun try. Mrs. T. J. Brown, of Ebenezer, an inmate for treatment at Drs. Cria ler & Johnson's sanitarium in Yazoo City, at the time of the fire, and had to be moved to a place of safety. Her condition growing worse her people attempted to bring her home, but upon arriving here, finding she could go no further, conveyed her to the home of Mr. and Mn. W. A. Harthcock, near relatives, where she died at half after one o'clock Sunday afternoon, and was buried at the Ebenezer churchyard Monday evening. She was a beautiful woman before sickness laid its blighting touch upon her. She was a devoted wife and mother and had an abiding faith in her Christian creed, and though she was sorely tried by the loss of chil dren and antlered much, it was done WU8 silently and meekly. She will be sadly missed by nil who knew her, and to her husband and children, who are so terribly and irreparably be reaved, we tender heartfelt sympathy. Cupid's Strategy. "Two young men of this neighbor hood were rivals for the hand of a pretty girl. One of them was poor and handsome and the other slow-witted fellow with considerable money. The capitalistic one con ceived the idea of buying oat hie rival. He offered him a hundred dol lars to go away and stay away for six months. was a The poor young man said he would consider the matter, and he did—in company with the girl. They agreed to take the money of the young man, get married and go away together. The deal waa completed and the poor young «a»i got his money and started for Denver. But he stopped at the first station, where he was joined by his lady love and they were married by a Justice of the Peace. The rich consulted a lawyer, but he was told that he had no ground for a suit; that the joing man had kept his agreement by going away; that it wasn't stipulated that he should go alone. And the local paper says the town is langhiag at the thought of a honeymoon trip at the expense of a rival." young mao Tribute to Speaker Cannon. "Uncle Joe" Cannon has long repre sented what is best and decent in American partisan politics. He has rightly maintained that to be a rep resentative of the American people was about as high an honor as a man might seek, and by the example ef his own career has shown that faith* fulness in public life is still a thing to be reckoned with. To this honesty as well as its exemplar was the in dorsement of Thursday giving. No prettier scene, sorely, has been witnessed in the hall of Cong re ss in many days than when John Sharp Williams stood beside Joseph G. Can non and read to him a resolution went beyond the routine indorsement that is the expectation of a Speaker at the close of every session, sad voiced the sincere admiration of many men for one. Antagonists in many a parliamentary straggle, they stood together leaden of their respective parties after the fray, two men.ia each of whom were exemplified ia the beat degree the saving grnos of American honor and the saving of good humor. The republic is not in a bad way when two such partisans can pay and receive such a tribute to the accompaniment of the honest plaudits of the House of Rebraesnto. ti'es. *11 together, it was a great tribute to a groat speaker.—Detroit Free Press.