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LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY, JUNE 2,
Over The County
Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to
Lexington ChronicHd by The Advertiser Correspondents.
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
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
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
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,
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.
We are glad to learn that Miss
Mary Sterling is able to be up and
Miss Bettie Lyon passed through
here Sunday afternoon, en route to
her home, where she expects to spend
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
Mr. Thurston Ashley visited rela
tives in Liberty Chapel neighborhood
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
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.
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
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
Master Walter Lucas was a visitor
to Cypress one day last week.
Messrs.John Nabors and Joe Cooper,
Jr., were in Lexington attending to
business last Saturday.
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.
Below will be found the names of
the pupils who never missed a day
during eighth month, ending May 20tb.
Mona Causey, Teacher.
BLACK HAWK DOTS. •
The many friends ol Miss Annie
Aitneuve are glad to welcome
home, after a long stay at Grenada
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'
and Mrs. W. E. Leech and
daughter, Elise ; returned to their
home in Columbus, Monday, after a
very plcasai.t stay with friends ind
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
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.
5 Horses and 4 Mares. Their price
range from $50 to $150. Also 4 good
Devon ar.d Jersey Milch Cows with
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
Armour's bams and B baoon just
arrived at Keirn Bros.
Their price range
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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*
Try a can of Armour's canned tripe
Meet in Convention. Candidacy
of Parker Endorsed and Dele
gates and Executive Com
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
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
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
After the address the temporary
organization was made permanent.
The following resolution was adopt.
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
A committee on resolutions offered
the following, which was unanimous
Whereas, Theodore Roosevelt
must be defeated and Rooseveltism
destroyed, if the purity of our repub
lican form of government is to mat
Whereas, in order for this to lie
accomplished, it is necessary for the
democratic parly to present a solid
front in the approaching campaign,
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
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
Delegates from the county at large:
N. Sample, Col. J. G. Hamilton,
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
On motion, the convention a^|
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.
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
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,
/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
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
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—
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
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.
'^?a£U£3* ,oH ° m,pu * ***> w
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
Mr. G. A. Wilson, Jr., is spending
a month on his fathers plantation in
The boy who is paid to be good
never earns the money.—Magnolia
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
Miss Edna Wilburn returned from
Randolph-Macon college at Lynch
burg, Va., for the vacation Satur
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
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
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
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
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.
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
fact perhaps not known to every
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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