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. v • ■■ ■* ■K» .. / — - - + •.. ——— > '■ ■ -■ • ** ' A / / / / * 1m / -• r*f. K ft I S' is */ K? v dfy (, Largest Circulation-Guaranteed-of Any Country Weekly Published in the ate of Hi aippi. LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISS11*1*1, VOL. LXVII THURSDAY, JUNti if. 1D04. NUMBER II. Over The County t Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to Lexington Chronicled by The c/ldbertiser Correspondents. BLACK HAWK DOTS. Mrs. G. W. Purcell, who was called to the bedside or her dying sister, Mrs. Kelly, of Winona, returned home on last Thursday. Mr. J. B Streater left Saturday for Jackson, where he will attend the commencement exercises of Millsaps College. W. C. Jones spent Wednesday and Thursday in Lexington with friends and relative;-. Messrs. Will and Barton O'Bryant, of Acona, paid our little town quite a pleasant visit on last Sunday. Mr. Phillips, of Vaiden, was the guest of F. Attneave, [ Friday and Saturday. J. L. Jones, who has been attend ing the A. & M. College, returned home Thursday. He wa.s welcomed by his many friends. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Leech paid Hcona a pleasant visit on last Thurs day. The farmers were very glad to see the rain that fell on last Friday and Saturday. Miss Bessie Jones is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Page, of Lexington. Steps are now being taken for the erection of a new church. A. S. Tur ner has taken the contract. We hope to have our new church in a short while. Mrs. Sallie Young nee Henson, and little daughter, May, have returned home. Mrs. M. E. Harper, Mr. Pettey and family report a pleasant day spent with Mr. and Mrs. Gunn, near Old Salem, Sunday. H. M. Streater and sister, Ella, made a pleasant visit to Acona, Sun day. Mr. Marshall, of Carrollton, father of Dr. Marshall, of Black Hawk, while visiting the home of his son, accident ally fell off the gallery during the rocking of his little grand-daughter, breaking his collar bone and bruising himself, so as to confine him to his bed for a week, and he is still suffer ing from the fall. Though Mr. Mar shall fell a sufficient distance to break his bones and bruise him lelf, which caused him considerable suffer ing, yet little Badie, who was asleep in his arms, was not awakened by the A Friend, fall. EBENEZER BRIEFS. Roses and summer and sun aro here; The moon is a witch the Loves obey— This is the mating time of the year! , Winter has fled and there'9 naught to fear; And every day is a wedding day— Roses and summer and sun are here! " Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the Baptist church the marriage of Miss Mattye Faulconer and Mr. Ren shaw Thomas was solemnized. The impressive ceremony uniting this happy young couple was said by Rev. J. P. Hickman. May their voyage through life be attended _ by much happiness. Mrs. Mary Murtagh and grand daughter, Fannie May, are visiting Mrs. Ward at Winona this week. Misses Maggie Henley and Jo.de Burton, of Pickens, were appreciated visitors on the Sabbath, guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Sample. Rev. J. L. Scarbrough has returned from Washington, D.C., accompanied by Mrs. Scarbrough, who, during his absence, visited Kosciusko relatives. John Lucas has returned home, after a pleasant stay with relatives at Pickens. Childrens day was observed at the Methodist church on Sunday morning. A large congregation Was in attend ance and enjoyed the interesting program composed of songs and reci tations. Mr, W. H. Stigler was a Sunday visitor, to Lexington, returning home Monday. Mrs. Nannie Hereford and Miss Virginia Luse were guests of Mrs. J. W. Burwell for several days during the past week. Misses Santa and Bessie Tackett, of Richland, were attractive visitors to our town, guests of their aunt, Mrs. Jennie Johnson. Mr. J. W. Burwell and little daugh ters, Esther and Olivia, visited Lex ington, Monday. Renshaw Thomas went to Yazoo county on business connected with the tt lephone company Monday morn a mg. Mr. Dan Shipp and his mother, Mrs. Kitty Shipp, attended service at at the Methodist church Sunday. Mrs. Ed. Forbus and Miss Fanny Burney spent Friday in Lexington. Miss Edna Morgan is home from Lexington, where see has been at tending school. Burwell Humphrey and Robert Vance spent Friday night at the home of Dr. Jas. Luse, Yazoo county. Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman and family are visiting Mrs. Coleman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Faulconer. Misses Alice and Leona Murtagh attended service at the Catholic church at Lexington on the Sabbath Mr. Eugene Clark and sister, Miss Maude, spent Sunday with Mr. |and Mrs, Will Thomas. a PICKENS ITEMS. Mr. Marvin McPhearson, after a week's visit to Mfmphis, returned home Friday. Messrs. Jesse Hickman and Tom King, of Durant, visited friends here Tuesday. Dr. S. S. Cauthern, of Canton, vis ited here last week. Messrs. Garnett Hoffman, of Brook haven, and William Taylor, of Vaughns, we'e numbered with Sunday callers Mrs. G. S. Rogers is thg guest of Goodman relatives this week. Mr. Ed. Powers, of Goodman, is visiting Ted Rogers. Mr. Dick McCool, of Canton, was the appreciated guest of Mr. E. W. Burton and family Sunday. Miss Willie Owen returned home from French Camp last week, to the delight of her little friends. Mr. Charles Linam, of Jackson, made a flying trip to Pickens, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baggett and children, also Mr. W. S. Atkinson, wife and children, left last week for St. Louis. Dr. T. T! Shipp and little daughter, Marion, of Acona, is visiting friends here this week. Mr. Powers Overstreet visited rela tives in Lexington last week We sympathize deeply with Mr and Mrs. H. M. Tucker in the loss of 'heir baby son, who died Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock. The Leap Year Girl. CYPRESS BRIEFS. Mr. Leech was a recent visitor to Cypress last week, guest of Mr. W^nne. Mr. 'CH. Murtagh was in Cypress Irnnsactuig business one day lust week. Messrs. Joe Cooper and Joe Coop er, Jr, were in Lexington attending busim ss last .Saturday, where J >e Cooper, Jr., will lemain for abi ut two weeks visiting friends and rela tives. Many of our Cypress friends at tended tlie show in Ebenezer last Wediv sday, or rather June 1. We are sorry to note the illness of little Minnie Gallagher, We hope for her a speedy recovery. Mre. Murtagh and her little daugb'er, Fanny May, of Ebenez -r, passed - through here on their way to Winona, where thoy will attend lie m eting at the Catholic church, beginning first Sunday in June. Cool old summer time has come at last to greet us at the door. Mrs. Joe Cooper and-Wf nice, Bena Niland, were the guests -of Mrs Gallagher last Saturday eve. Mr. Joe Cooper made a flying trip to Goodman last Friday after noon. Misses Carry May Wynne, Maggie and Bena Niland attended Children's Day iw in M. E. church, Ebenezer, Sunday la^ Good luck to The Advertiser. Snowdrop. Minutes of Holmes County CampU.C.V. A regular meeting of Holmes Coun ty Camp, U.C.V., No. 398, was opened with prayer by Chaplain Broadaway, 11 o'clock a. m., Monday. Minutes of last meeting were read. The roil was called and the Adjutant reported Comrades B. S. Rayner and H. H. Foy having changed their camp to the other side of the river to await the last reveille of the last morn. B. D. Watson, of Company F, 14ih Mississippi Infantry, was elected a member of this camp. The resolution changing the by laws with reference to the change of dues from 25 to 50 cents per annum was continued to the next meeting in July. The Commander appointed C. Oren burg, W. W. Lunsford as a committee on the death of Comrade B. S. Rayner and they reported instanter. Tha Commander appointed J. R. Watson, J. M., Wigiey and J. C. Pierce to prepare and have published a memoriam on the death of H. H. Foy. Comrade J. M. Johnson and T. A. Lunsford were made alternate dele gates to the reunion at Nashville. F. A. Howell, W. W. Lunsford, C. Oltenbnrg, B. F. Porter and G. C. Phillips were appointed delegates to the reunion of the Mississippi division t to be held ot Aberdeen at some day Died—Mrs. Mary J. Tate, widow of the late Thos. J. Tate, on last Satur day, June 4th at 12=30 a. m., near Bowling Green. Mrs. Tate had reached the seventies, and lived in the neigh borhood where she died from early youth. She was a kind neighbor, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She was a good and consistent Christian and a member of the Baptist church. She was laid to her final rest Saturday evening at 5 o'clock p. m., in the presence of a large concourse of friends at the old Pleasant Ridge churchyard. She leaves four daughters and two sons, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement, fl. H. Foy died at his home near Tolarvilie, May 30,1904, at the age of 62 years. Mr. Foy was raised in North Carolina, moved to Louisiana and was married near Shreveport, where he lived several years, then lo cating at Ocean Springs, where he lost his wife. He moved to this coun ty about fifteen years ago and mar ried Miss Hargrave. This union was blessed with three daughters, all living. In his religious convictions bq was a Methodist. / He was a Con federate soldier and shared in the triumphs and reverses of the South ern armies. He died suddenly of heart trouble. Rising in the morning and attending to his usual work, he was taken ill, and before a physician could be summoned his spirit had winged its flight to realms eternal. His remains were conveyed to Hebron churchyard, followed by his neighbors and friepds, and there interred. To his widow and children we tender sincere sympathy. Minutes were read and approved and the meeting adjourned with a benediction from Chaplain Broadaway. R. H. Bakor, Commander. F. A. Howell, Adjutant. Why not try a package of Malt Too, 10 cents, at Keirn Bros. Another bank for Pickens is as sured. It will be called " The Mer chants & Farmers Bank of Pickens.'> Its charter appears in this issue, witli E.W. Burton, Tje A Atkinson, Mrs. B. D Beaman and Mrs. Mollle Clark, all business and monied people, as its incorporators, which will assure its success. Yazoo City, Miss., June 1,1904. Citizens of Tchula, Tchula, Miss. Gentlemen:--I beg to acknowledge receipt of your liberal donation in behalf of the fire sufferers and to ex press our thanks for same. There are indeed many of our people who are rendered destitute by the disas trous conflagration who will be bene fited beyond words by the generosity of your gift. It would be hard to overestimate the scope and extent of this fire, but it would be impossible to overestimate your benevolence in in ths matter. With expressions of deepest gratitude, I am, Very sincerely yours, E. R. Holmes, Mayor. of of of of to am for Farmers' Institu'es. The Advertiser is in receipt of the following letter f/om the president's office of the Agricultural and Mechani cal College, which explains itself. June 2, 1904. • Dear Sir—Commencement having closed yesterday, we are now at work arranging our schedule for farmers' institute work during the summer I will be glad for you to call atten tion to this fact in your valuable paper, and ask the farmers of the different communities desiring an in stitute to send in as largely signed petitions as possible to the president of the college at an early date. Be fore assigning an institute to any section of the county, I must know the number of communities desiring institutes in your county. We will be prepared to discuss general agriculture, horticulture and trucking, dairying, diseases of plants and live stock, rotation of crops, fer tilizers, etc., and will be glad to have a suggestion from the petitioners as to the subjects mo«t desired in their institute. These institutes will be county in the state, and the institute season will be closed by a general round-up institate here at the college | about the first of September. will have not only the leading agricul turists of Mississippi, but the best men that can be found in this country at this meeting, and I hope that you will urge your patrons to make us a visit at that time. Thanking you in advance for your co-operation in this matter, I am Very sincerely, J. C. Hardy, Pres't Miss. A. & M. College. held during July and August in every' A Beautiful Tribute. At the Jefferson Davis memoria' exercises held at Jacks m in the old state house yard Friday evening tho following beautifi! tribute to the women of the Cor ederacy was paid by Hon. Luther Mans hip, of Jackson, one of the South's most gifted orators: "And this beautiful marble shaft, erected by the good women of our state, will serve for a time to remind the passing stranger of his many vir tues. tyut history will yet do justice to his motive and his' cause. And for courage and unselfish devotion to duty he will be given the highest praise. But to the brave women of the South, and 'the bravest of the tenderest, the loving of the daring,' whose courage and devotion sustained these brave m n in the darkest hours of the conflict, on the field and in tin march, and who, when peace came to her desolated country, though home less and destitute, she refused to re pine, but with loving voice whispered hope and cheer as she threw her pure white arm around the bronzed neck of her soldier boy returned, then turned her smiling face to the future. To her we build no monument, and it may be well, for earth holds no ma terial that can adequately symbolize her praise. The lasting achievements of a generation proclaim her worth. How cheerfully she made every sacri fice, changed the silk for the home spun, the drawing room for the kitch en, and still kept untarnished the queenliest womanhood that ever swayed the hearts of men. "But if I could I would build to her memory a cloud piercing monument of the purest white marble without one spot or blemish on its polished surface, and I would place it on the highest point in this broad Southland, that the rising sun might be first to kiss away the shadows of the night, and to crown its summit with a halo of life and glory, and at evening time that it might be the last object on which the dhfl's refining rays should rest. it no the so ity "Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Veterans, yours is a sacred duty. Your father's example of loy alty is his richest legacy to vou, a reserve force to you, Sons of Veter ans. Heed it well. A reserve force to be used whenever our reunited country shall need a defender, and I am sure that none will answer more quickly, or give more valiant service for the preservation of the Union than the Sons of Confederate Veter ans. And thus we will keep his good name and fame sacred and untar nished. *• 'Oh,thou Hon-hearledmarrlor, K?ck not the aftiTtime, Honor may be deemed dishonor, Loyalty be oalled a crime. Sleep thou In peace with kindred aahes. Of the noble and the true V» never, uover falter, Ve never baseuese knew.* " General Summary of Crop Report f, Mississippi. mean temperature for th week was slight IT' above ir no Showery weather prevailerl th • la; four days of the week and in some o the southern counties the rainfall wa heavy, while in many centra! an northern counties it was very light The following table shows the rain fall in inches and hundreths at eleven stations. Brookbaven 1.10, Lake - - Greenville 0.06, Meridian - Greenwood 0.75, Natchez Hazlehurst 3.00, Vicksburg - Jackson - 0.51, Yazoo City - 0.60 Kosciusko 0.40. The q J,-, 0.56 0.54 1.79 tlu whole crops, although small and quite backward, are clean, well cultivated some fields of late planted cotton in the northern counties have failed to | germinate fot want of sufficient raois Wejture. Stands of early cotton range from fair to excellent; chopping outj is about completed over the southern portion of the state and is well a l vanced north; lice are still dangerous in some southwestern counties. Corn! There is more or less complaints of poor stands of crops and slow growth of vegetation over the northern por tion of the state and in some of the southwestern counties, due to the prolonged dry weather, but on and have generally been materially benefited by the warmer and showery weather. -I The improvement is cotton! is quite marked in many of the south ern counties, but ou the other hand continues small for the season, but is in an excellent state of cultivation; it is beJng laid by north and has begun to tassel and silk south, Oat harvest continues; the crop is fair to good south but poor north. Sugar cane is doing well. In some localities peas are being planted and sweet potatoes' set out. Minor crops are suffer-; 1 1 ing for ram in many placf?. Tomato shipments have commemed from the south. Pastures are poor and there is much complaint, of sc ire ity of stock water. For Holmes county :* Weather conditions more favorable ; farm work well advan J; cotton very small; corn doing fairly well, some laid by. Captain Hobson was chosen o>m of; ths state electors in Alabama' r •• -it state convention. H" did over two hundred votes elected to Congress who, on account of [V used his position a : ; vor iankh 'o ! jealousy. ma n Hobson. The jareiv pull Bankhead through, and the Bankhead crowd fought Hob-on in the state convention and carried \v as able to most of the votes of the sixth district j against him, but the delegates elected 1 H'tbson by a vote of 4 to 1, and the | Bankhead gang was hissed in the |, convention. Their littleness and meanness will bo punished at the next congressional election, when Hobson will likely win and Bankhead he permanently retired. i In the interest of the hopeless In gorrotes at the St. Louis Fair who can't abide anything but dog fried, boiled or baked, it is to be hoped that the. starting of any pup trust will be frowned down. The creatures never wear over five cents worth of clothes, it consisting of only a loose skirt, and they are apt, at most jnexpected and unannounced times to take it off gardless of visitors or managers. That accounts for the sign seen so often in their quarters, "You must keep your clothes on."—Indianola Tocsin. re If the Ingarrotes are ?. i fond of cooked dog as represented, there is no excuse for not gratifying their appetite. There is not a county in j Mississippi, but could furnish them l with all thev could eat in a week, and not miss them, and every other state could do equally well. The govern ment sends out its silver with freight prepaid in amounts of $1,000. Demo crats and republicans will-agree, that prepaying the express charges on carloads of (logs to feed -the Ingor rotes at the World's Fair in St. Louis, would result in greater benefits to the communities from which they were shipped. It is the duty of every State World's Fair Commission to for ward all the dogs those people need, so as to return with good impressions and glowing accounts of our hospital ity to their homes. ■ Try a can of Armour's canned tripe Gwin Bros. " 1 Local News m IW Happenings of Interest to Home'People 'Briefly and Enter tainingly Chronicled. : i ; j Walt. ;- K. GwiA, of i • miIu, in our city Tuesday. A. R Tioniu, of Yaz . ( is , here Tuesday on businc Mr. Curl Mohr j Memphis Sunday ufo m • m. Miss Lewis, of Meridian, is gm -t of Miss Alice Martin this ls >s. i iuiii d from , ! i v, made it,.. | . p ,. , p ' i ,.,j fue u tr ve or - j Tolarvilie-, w ,v it* „n business Mon ! ,j a y ; ■ R 4 j ( ; sei! u ,, h mi J^ ^Tto",-. ,ln v^" I Saturday. I . I , ; | *-• . King, merchant a u planter j 0 Milestoa, was in <»ur business cir-jg 1 U, ' s ast 1 r ' day ' ^ 1B rc? Ku!;*r meeting of Holmes County j ''amp U. C. V., Monday, Gutkohc church, Sunday, wok, Jno. T. Pierce, I cur town a Jbusiness visii 4 Eir-i, Tue ! 4 T Downer, Adv mim r an npp day. : R . p p j 1 -I R. C. MeCi rin j uly |JI .j ct H hl his ' ! ick quotes June am ne iv advertisemc n ill this issue J. C. Pierce, of Eulogy, attended; Mr. T. H. Murtagh, of Ebenezer, I attended services at St. Thomas' F. M. Estes and John H. McGee, of Cruger, made our town a business visit Friday of last week. A. M. Pepper left Tuesday for Princeton University to attend tho commencement exercises. Lieu , R . H . Baker and charming d ., ugllleri , ljaa Elhel leavo for , * v. .. • « , , 1 -xisiiviiic reunion oatunlay. u , ' • lackett and Dr. J. M. on ieft Mondl '>' fo »- Mexico to 1 " tl,e,r mil,iug l ,ro i u ' rt V A. H. Roby, of the staunch firm of Aiby &, Jones, of Tchula, spent Sun s family in Lexington. lay will W. S. i lioiijiis, of Ebenez»r, i ;aol visit ing his yesterday. oui efficient black 1 v elwrig it ami buggy paint verti •. lueut in this issue. was i r, Mrs. Moss. S. II. Barr, i Bowling^ Green, | meeting of Holmes | y ! - Amp of U. D. C., Monday. I ILLS MU Geo. Walker, attended the ur::o I from tlie j •ippi, after making Sunday. 1 I.iOi n Uiiivursi /ofMis iiis ra iCnv foanigb M Sigie Alim, of Washington . iss arrived here on a visit ti j frit nda of muTy childhood hut week, |, The fine rain that fell here last Friday was very beneficial to gardens and corn anti not injurious to cotton. J. E. Cunningham, of Greenwood, arrived here Monday morning visit to his former associates and friends. on a The largest turnips, beets and cab bage we have seen this year, were brought to our market by H. Y. Wat erer, Saturday. ! i , ,, „ „ , | )t Dr. u. S Humphreys. -GreenwoodJ i , , 1 : " ouu i commonwealth. Holmes County Medical A.- v.cia- • Jon will meet at Durans Miss Mildred Smith, of Lexington, is the delightful guest, of the family Tuesday,I a be has ing fune 14th. All physicians are lially invited to be present. Mrs. Poviill ami cbildreu cor came m and on carried Mrs. Oil. nbuu with them, Tim largest turnip in the state oan be seen at u.e B .ker House, (own, yesterday ilieir return home in morn in: idle eveiiiu ■ It was raised by J. M. Jackson, odes northwest of Lire, and weiijh-. : oil mid ono-hnlf pounds. l'iits Himiwar.-Lumber Company, ■ mbracing the old firm of Beall & Hooker, adds 11. W. Watson to the new film, nnd^ as will bo seen by their pag« advertisement in' this issue, assumes large and magiiificeul proportions. Persons contemplating the erection of any kind of a build ing, on enteri ig this mercantile es tablishment can supply themselves with everything needful for its con struction from collar to turret and then furuisli all the glassware,crock ery and hardware needed when com pleted. Don't fait to look up and read their advertisement. SIX Copt. D. G. Pepper spent several ! Ny • here with friends before return ing to his plantation on Honey Islenri j the first of this week. J M Wigiey, of Coxburg, while hero on business Monday, attended ! the meeting of the Holmes County iCanip of U. C. V. i Col. J. M. Johnson, of Acona, trans | acted business and attended the meeting of the Holmes County Camp Monday. i Dr. S. A. Eggleston, of Shell Mound, j came down Tuesday night on a visit i|° the parental home and to take in ; Miss Alice's musical recital. He re turned to Shell Mound Tue-day even I inK ' I Ma j- Jol,n Bowman i I sorry to report, kid up with chills ; at Ins sister's, Mrs W. E. Jenkins. | Good nursing, however, witli plenty of ricii milk, fresh eggs and good j ,.j |J( . Yruife will, we hope, make him 00f ) as nftw in ;i a | 1( , rt t q ne is, wii are The display of drawing done by the pupils of the Training School is now ready at County Supt. Smith's room in the courthouse. The patrons should see this exhibit, also all admirers of earnest effort along every line It will cost you little trouble and well repay you to visit the office. Office open each Saturday. Miss Alice Martin's students le citai Monday night at the Opera Hall wss well attended and greatly en joyed by all present, in that it kept up expectancy with an interest in each pupil and performer through out the evening's entertainment. Miss Mai tin is to be congratulated on the splendid showing made. Iron piping is now being laid to supply stockholders in the Stigler ar tesian well with its water. It will be a luxury that can only be appre ciated by those who have been strug gling with wooden curbed wells and swinging buckets for their supply of water heretofore. The difference in the turning of a spigot in a faucet that furnishes pure and wholesome water from a depth of a thousand feet below the surface and turning the crank of a v indlass over a well that no one knows what fell in it the night previous must be source of never ending gratification, not unmixed with happiness. Mrs. M. R. Miles, who has a great many friends in Holmes, where she long resided, was one of the large losers in the recent Yazoo City fire, which occurred during her absence. Her fine residence with its elegant furnishing^ was a total loss. The contents of the house were only in sured for one-fourth of their value, and much of it money could not re place. In her heavy loss, under which she bore up bravely, she has the sym pathy of her numerous friends. Mrs. Miles spent part of last week in Lex ington with Miss M. W. Hoskins and 'ft for New Orleans the first of the week, Mrs. Miles would make a most i • ki • desirable acquisition to any commu .. , ,, ... ' , nity, and we would like to see her select Lexington for her future home. No Public White School for Next Session At a meeting of the Board of Trus tees for the town of Lexington it was unanimously voted'tu have no public school for white children for next scholastic year. This is brought about by building conditions. Lex ington is now preparing to erect a modern school building, and as the old house lias been condemned as dangt rous and beside must be torn down in order to give place to the new one, the contract for which has not yet been let, and may not be let for another month or so—there is absolutely no place to have a school. This move is perhaps the wisest that could have been taken, since it guar antees a good new hoQse in the end house not built in snch burry as to be a poor one. Besides, Lexington has never had bat seven months help from the public fund,' and she can as well pay for a whole school as a piece, provided she wants it, consider ing ehe gets a first-class house for future use. Now for the next movs— one school or many.