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/ A y/ ( 4M £ V ♦ r 6 /S t e 4=* Largest Cireulation—Guaranteed—of Any Country Weekly Published In the State of Mississippi. NUMBER 35. LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1904. VOL. LXVII Local News l Happenings of Interest to Home People 'Briefly and Enter tainingly Chronicled. , Jewish Temple Benefit Entertainment. A large audience gave their encour agement to home talent by gathering at the opera house on the evening of the 18th, with expectancy on the qui vive, to witness the presentation of a treat, prepared under the efficient management of Mrs. Pinkerton, as sisted by the untiring energy of Mrs. Levy. The curtain rose upon a woodland scene, while a band of good fairies sweetly sang of love and happiness. Two orphans, Misses Walker and Cun ningham, wander from their city home in search of fairyland; they meet the good fairies, who transform the or phans into fairies with a wave of! their magic wands, but soon after the evil fairies, with wiles and blandish-! ments win them from the path of duty. The orphans are warned of! their danger by angels in snowy attire and drooping pinions, Mrs. Lofstrom and Miss Daisy Herman. Tiring of disobedience they implore the good fairies to take them back; this the loving fairies gladly do, at the same time winning the evil fairies over to the side ol right. Ihe latter "'ere: effectively personated by Mrs. Morris, j Misses Wyatt, McLean, Cunningham, Dyer and Herman, while the good j fairy roles were pleasingly filled by j Mesdames Bob Laker, McQuillan o n 'i j Moore- Misses Levy, Fost.ei and Dur-ig _ The singing and marches were line, the costuming of the good fairies, in white and gold, the evil fairies in black and silver, with the vivid crim son of the cunning little sprites, formed an attractive vision, while the ; heart rejoiced in this triumph of good j evil, tho' only in fairyland. I The cantata was quickly followed by a solo from Jamie Dyer, whose j sympathetic tones won him tho encore his songs always deservedly receive. The curtain again rising brought the audience from grave to gay, as a large troupe of minstrels trailed across tho stage, ranging in shades of black and tan, costumes from the swell gent in immaculate white, to the pickaninny in rainbow hues, two by two, "as they went into the Ark." | We can make no distinction, for each den. over one distinguished himself, whether it was in his conception of costume or his witticism, whether he gave the audience a song alone, or a "song and As the onlv ladv in the ^ y dance. troupe, we must make special mention j of Miss Arabella Brown (Joe Watson) | who did "a stunt," with her beau (W,! 1 D. Rhyne) that brought the house to j a hilarious pitch of merriment. The soloists were Messrs. Wilson, Smith, Morris, Herbert, Powers, Moses and Peter Pinkerton. A harmonious quartette was given by Messrs. Pick ens, Smith, Wilson and Moses. These selections were ably supported by a full chorus, consisting of Messrs. Howard Dyer, Dyson, Herman, White, Gwin, Burwell, Hooker and John Rhyne. The interlocutor, J. C. Pink erton, proved himself fully up to the mark. Between the acts the orches tra, composed of Mrs. Pinkerton and Joe Levy, first violins, Peter Pinker ton, second violin, Dr. Baker, cornet ist, and Mrs. Durden, piaBo, rendered several numbers, much appreciated by music lovers. Altogether, it was one of the most delightful entertain ments ever given in Lexington, and netted the handsome sum of $107 for our Jewish friends. The Farmer's Gin, Warehouse & Compress Co., h^ve put their new enterprise, the square bale gin and compress, in full operation and it is working to the entire satisfaction of the company and its patrons. It gins and compresses at one operation and the result is a bale of compact ed beauty. We doubt whether any town in the world of Lexington's size can show facilities in handling cotton equal to Lexington, which possesses in the Lexington Com press & Oil Mill Co. and in the Farm er's Gin, Warehouse & Compress Co., two different companies and systems, each a model of its kind. Fresh Chocolates, Bon Bons, as sorted fine Candies of every descrip tion, Hoadley's make, can be had in 5c, 10c, half pound, ponnd, etc., packages. Lexington Drug Co. , ness now Mrs. M. A. Noel. At her home in Lexington on Mon day, the 21st of Nii'ember, 1904, Mrs. M. A. Noel departed this life in her 71st year. She came to Holmes " county with her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. B. W. Sanders, in 1837,1 and lived here till her death. She moved to Lexington in 188G. For about four years she has been an invalid, for more than three com pletely helpless- 8 he was conscious to the last, and was always bright and cheerful. When in health she delighted in doing things for others,! and in her illness she was exceed ingly appreciative of and grateful to j ^ many friends who showed their | love throughout her illness by many ac l' s °f kindness. On Tuesday morning she was buried i ia the Lexington cemetery, relatives and a large number of friends being present to pay the last sad tribute, We expect to give a more extended notice nex t week . __ The Payton Msteis Co. Tonight, Thursday, November 24th, j.j ie t,jj ree distinguished actresses, the p ayton Sisters, and their big com pany of 8el(jUt Jr;UI ^ tic and vaode . ville artists, will open an engagement () f t^ree n jg k ts with the great Mor mon comedy drama entitled "Utah," i which ia a story of life in and about j a ] t j jake cjj y> Utah, during: the |Mormon regime in that state. It is! a story 0 f more tkar) U8U3 | in t; eregti and w j]| ke S p oken 0 f ky all who | W) q ness as being one of the best, jf not the best, of the season. It is f u j| 0 f j, ood comedy from start to fj n j 8 j, and die dramatic situations and c ]; maxe8 aro strong and realistic, e< j y a f( er every act. A new play with a com p] e f e change of specialties will k(j gj ven a t eac |, performance. The p r j ce8 are on ] y 25 , 35 and 50 cen t s , fj oaer ^ ed gea ts C an be secured in advance a t McCormick's Dry Goods g^ orPi Reserved seats only 50 cents () ^ ^ rs - W. J- Gurney, of Ebenezer. j Mr - Grown was born and reared in ; Holjnes county, where he has many | ; Up-to-date singing, dancing and com sporfWtieti v.ili be introduced j DIED—At Hazlehurt, Miss., No-| vember 14, Mr. Sim Brown, brother | ! eave3 onc brother and three sisters. ! ! He was a member of the M. E. church, also a brave and ! warm friends. patriotic confederate soldier. He 1 Cooper & Moss bought out W.W. Williams' meat market and will have fresh Wt meat at all hours, it being kept in a refrigerator. the public's patronage is solicited, A share of Cooper & Moss. Members of the Gjeenville Stock Exchange are estimating the present cotton crop. Last year they claim to have guessed, within i89,000 bales. If they think they are good at guess ing this year's cotton crop they can obtain bets over here that they can't come within 100 bales of guessing what the crop is going to be in Wash ington county. We have all the new creathns in dress goods, voilles, mohairs, eta mines, eolines, flannels, Rerges, da nish cloth, homespun and silk shirt waist materials. Pickens-Barrett Co. The press of Mississippi will hear with sincere regret of the serious illness of J. W. Buchanan, for the past thirty years editor and owner of the Grenada Sentinel and one of the best known newspaper men of the state, %ho now lies dangerously ill at his home in Grenada suffering from an acute attack of Bright's disease, with small hope of recovery. Our sixteen gins are equipped with extra cleaner feeders. The only ones of the kind in this section and strict ly up-to-date.—Lexington Compress ^ Oil Mill Co. Phillips Jay, claim agent of the 1. C. Railroad between JackBon and New Orleans, visited friends here Tuesday and Wednesday morning, guest of Hon. E. F. Noel. Mr. Jay returned to Jackson on yesterday's 11 o'clock train. Wardrobes, with French plate bevel glass doors, tbe finest ever brought to Holinea county; cheap ones too, al 0- G. Calhoun Furni ture Co. W. J. McGee, of Jackson, was here last Friday. Hon. S. N. Sample came up from Ebenezer Tuesday to attend the fun eral of Mrs. M. A. Noel. A fltro Saturday night completely destroyed the house occupied by Alice and Sarah Rowe. Card of Thanks. I Mis. Lena Levy desires to extend ! through the medium of The Adver j tisetA her most cordial and sincere j thanks to the many kind friends and (acquaintances who so ably encour j aged and aided her in steering to a j successful termination last Friday evening's entertainment at the opera house. The sum of one hundred and seven dollars has thereby heen added to the sum already subscribed for the building of a Jewish temple of worship on the lot donated for the purpose in Lexington. Monday. P. C. Foose, of Tchula, visited here Gillie Smith, of Tchula, was here Saturday. ' s. R. I^ee was down from Acona last Friday, Everything good, at R. E. McCor mick's. D. B. Williams, of Cruger, was here last Friday. P. A. Parker, of Ebenezer, was here last Friday. Cotton picking has reached the drag period. W. H. Sutton left for Cruger yes terday morning. C. T. Bailey was in from the coun try last Friday. Jno. L. McRae was down from Acona yesterday. E. E. Brown was here from Ebe nezer yesterday. M. C. Hanna was here from Kos ciusko last Friday. Miller & Hart's hams and breakfast [bacon. Gwin Bros. J. B. Fitzgerald was here from j uc p- 80n ] ast; Friday, l. Hines, of Jordan's Chapel neighborhood, visited here yesterday. J. C. Bradford, of Greenwood, was on our streets last Friday. Jesse Edwards, of Eulogy, was here on business yesterday. D. D. Gibson was here on busi ness from Franklin yesterday. E. C. DeLong, we regret to say, is confined to the house by illness. Will Wynn, of Reeves, mingled with his friends here yesterday. E. E. Morgan, of Ebenezer, was on our cotton markej yesterday. Mayor Elmore, of Durant, attended Mrs. M. A. Noel's funeral Tuesday. J. W. McRae, of Acona, transacted some cotton business here yesterday. night with his family, returning to Tchula yesterday morning. H. W. Watson, after a few days 0 f indisposition spent at home, was on our streets yesterday. Dr. T. W. Foster spent Tuesday Dr. Joe Cooper, of Ebenezer, was here cm professional business yes terday. Our Masonic fraternity will lay the corner stone of the new school build ing on St. John's Cay. T. J. JORDAN & CO. Real Estate Agents. Office with Hooker & McBee over Bank of Holmes Co. Property Bought and Sold. If you want to sell your property, list it with us. If you want to buy Property, call on or write us. All business placed with us will receive our best attention, be it large or small. . . . * . . . I PROVIDENT SAVINGS LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY * * Ml 11I III Irsitwiy, Rtv VsM EDWAIB W. SCOTT, 9rift4«* Sc ■i m m OrgulKd m m 117) SIX YEARS' ADDITIONS I'ROM OFFICIAL ST A TBM9WTM THE COMPANY HAS TREBLED ITS ASSBTS SERVE TEN-FOLD INCR1 COME OVER DISBURSE! DOUBLE ITS INCOME QUADRUPLED ITS RB» SfcD ITS EXCESS OP IN m 6 9 IS A A A A 6 Molsi Issued to meet tos wants a* al a in sa—n II m AOKNTI WAMT 1 S JAS. H. FUQUA, JR. General Agent, HOUffiS COUSTY BASK BUILDING, HJUNGTON. SSI. For Information as to Rates Apply to.«~,...~ ( OPERA HOUSE. 3^NiGnTT-3 Commencing Thursday, November 24. Bargain Matinee Saturday. ...THE... Payton Sisters' Company In a repertoire of successful royalty plays at POPULAR PRICES, 25, 35, & 50c. Ben Stigler was in town attending j to some business last Friday. Thursday night the great Mormon play V UTAH. Li SPECIALTIES AFTER EVERY ACT. Complete Change of Program Nightly. Reserved Seats 50 Cents. Now on sale at McCormick's Dry Goods Store. A MATTER OF HEALTH r .ai lo w \ m g POWDER Absolutely Pure HAS MO SUBSTITUTE W. 0. McMorrough called on The Advertiser Saturday and secured a year's current literature. Diamond Day. An ideal day marked the initial opening of the ''Diamond Day" ex hibit given by P. A. Lindholm. A fine assortment, of diamonds, both mounted and unmounted stones, were shown to the visitors, who were lav ish in their expressions of praise for the beautiful designs and exquisite workmanship of mounted stones. The interior of the store was dec orated in autumn tints of red, green and brown; great clusters of chrys anthemums, with their gorgeous col ors, were used to brighten the effect, while grape vines, laden with purple and red grapes, hung in festoons and gave an air of Christmas cheer to the place. Chrysanthemums were given as souvenirs to the ladies. The exhibit was well worth a visit to see, and was a success in every way. _ 0, I C U R Needing something to preserve your eyes. Y don't U C Dr. Levy and B suited with the proper glasses. tf The law, which for a time in Frank lin and Lincoln counties seemed a dead letter, is asserting its authority, and from last reports a number of whitecappers will have a chance to put in good all days work for the state in the future and play checkers with their noses until bed time at night. It is worth a long trip to call on O. G. Calhoun Furniture Cc. and see the largest stock of Beautiful Furniture ever brought to Missis sippi. Prof, and Mrs. J. H. Fuqua, of Kentucky, are visiting their son and family at the home of Hon. H. S. Hooker. Prof. Fuqua is State Super intendent of Education of the Blue Grass State, and with his wife availed themeelves of the Thanksgiving holi day to make thig vi8it tlr . , j- ■ m -i . 0 .. We can have Indies Tailored Suits, Shirts Waist Suits or Dresses of any description made to order on short notice. License to marry were issued No vember 21, 1904, to Samuel Marshall, of Carroll, and Miss Mary E. Chatham, of Acona; also, to William Terry Jeffries, of Claiborn county, and Miss Essie Earl Hale, of Ree Lake. WANTED—Men with teams at once to do logging by contract. Standard Lumber & Bentwood Co Durant, Miss. The Clarion-Ledger announces that Senator Money, owing to his wife's failing health, purchased a beautiful home on the gulf coast near Beauvoir, and after January 1st will make it his future home. WANTED, A HORSE-Age not over 8 , weight about 1100. P. W. Krueger, Durant, Miss. M. L. Weeks, one of Bowling Green's prosperous merchants, was in our business circles yesterday. Pickens- Barrett Co. 11-24-tf It t Over The County Summary of Happenings in Neighborhoods (Adjacent to Lexington Chronicled by The Advertiser Correspondent. s' ACONA. Mrs. Oltenburg passed through Acona Sunday on her way home from her daughter's, Mrs. Ginn. The hunters report a delightful time with plenty of venison, turkey and squirrels and ideal camping weather. We would like to go, too. Mrs. Dr. Buck has gone to Mem phis to be present at the Itobbs Smitb wedding. May their life be long and happy. We offer our congratulations to Mr. Sam Marshall and his fair hride and wish them all the happiness in their new life together. Miss Mary is a great favorite in our community and will be missed by all. Mr. .1. W. Bailey is improving, we are glad to say. Sunday was "Rally Day" at Acona, and though the weather wa 9 threatening, there wni a good crowd present and ihe songs and recita tions were a decided success. The patrons of tho Acona school were invited to visit the school last Friday afternoon. A good many went and enjoyed the essays and recitations by the pupils. Mr. Ben Pentecost and cousin, Miss Dona, of Carroll, were the guests of Mrs. Russell Booth Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moore, of Sweetwater, attended services at Acona Sunday. Miss Annie McMorrougb was the charming guest of her cousin. Miss Gabrella Baker, Saturday and Sun day. Mrs. Floyd Hines, of near Durant, and Miss Annie M. Baker visited their cousin, Mrs. G. L. Stevens, Sunday. Miss Rosa McRae is again visiting Lexington to the regret of Coan*. We hear that Mrs. Mattie McRae will soon leave for Phillips City to visit her sister. Mrs. Minnie Mc Lellan. Mr. S. R. Lee left Sunday on a trip to St. Louis. He will take in the fair and also bring a load of mules back. Mr. Joe Evans, of Texas, disposed of a drove of horses last week and lias returned for more. Dr. J. T. Buck transacted busi ness in Lexington Saturday and Monday. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Johnson re turned from Jackson Friday, and we are glad to know that the specialist thinks there is nothing serious tbe matter with Mr. Johnson's eyes. Mrs. J. C. Booth is having 9 siege COANA. of the chills. BROZVILLE. Mrs. Lindsay Lunsford Hud chil dren are visiting her mother, Mrs. Ford Byrd. J. C. Byrd visited in Zeiglerville neighborhood Saturday night and Sunday. Airs. Lou Garnett has been visit ing at Mrs. M. E. Lee's the past week. Ira Shacks, Will Brown and Bee Byrd spent Saturday night at Mrs. Ford Byrd's. L. W. Lunsford returned home Friday from Sidor where has been at work. Miss Mattie Joe Shanks is visiting her brother, Ford Shanks. Ford Shanks and wife are rejoicing over the appearance of a little*girl born to them recently. Jasper Merchants, Take Warning. State Revenue Agent Wirt Adams has launched a crusade against the merchants of the state who have failed to pay privilege taxee. His deputies have been instructed to ob tain lists of these delinquents in each county and proceedings will be instituted in eyery instance where the merchant doet> not avail himself of the privileges of the amnesty act passed at the last session of the legislature. There is an astonishingly largo number of merchants in Mississippi who neglect to pay the privilege taxes assessed against them, notwith standing the fact that a delinquency of this nature causes them to forfeit all standing in the courts and they cannot enforce the collection of debts dns them or institute a proceeding of any kind so long as the delimfhency exists.—Yazoo City News. Eighty-Eighth Birthday. Yesterday our fellow citizen, Mr. Fountain Barksdale, celebrated his 88 th birthday. He was born during the administration of President Mad ison and only two (levs after the elec tion of Monroe. How many born yesterday will live to celebrate their 88 th birthday, and be able to say that they were born two days after Roose velt was elected President? Mr. Barksdale takes interest in every thing of a commercial nature. His memory is still wonderfully strong, seeming never to forget anything. May he live yet many years, respected as he has always been in our com munity. "The hoary head is a crown of glory when found in the way of righteousness."—Yazoo City Herald. Few men in the middle counties of Mississippi have had as wide a circle of acquaintance and as many friends as Mr. Fountain Barksdale, before our people fell out with the North, up to and including our reconstruc tion of statehood. If our memory is not at fault, his first partner in busi ness was Mr. Geo. Jonas, afterwards president of the Canal Bank of New Orleans; bis second, Mr. J. M. Allen, who finally located in New Orleans and established one of the large anil substantial commission houses of that city. Mr. McFarlane became bis third partner a short time before our people threw down the gage of battle. After the cessation of hostilities Mr. Alex Smith became allied with his business and continued with it until his death. Mr. Barksdale outlived them all, and but few remain now who knew him when his house did the largest business between Vicksburg and Memphis. We join the Herald in wishing him yet many years of retrospection over his honored and useful life. Strayed or Stolen. A light red Jersey cow, good size with brass tips on her horns, the properly of D. W. Beall. A liberal reward will be paid for her return, or for information leading to her recovery. Lexington, Nov. 23, 1904. D. W. BEALL. Mrs. 0. G. Calhoun left Tuesday for Vaiden on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Hawkins. Mr. Calhoun followed this morning, and together they will enjoy a Thanksgiving reunion and dinner. We want to gin your cotton and we intend to treat you right. Try us. —Lexington Compress & Oil Mill Co. Dr- W. B. Burwell, of Ebenezer, after spending several days here with friends, guest of his daughter, Mrs. W. 0. Barrett, left yesterday on a visit to friends in Jackson. Buy a package of Hoadley's Fine Candies, which arrived yesterday. Lexington Drug Co. The real estate of the late John T. Rhyne was purchased by T. L. Eu bank, and M. A. Truitt bought the farm formerly owned by T.L. Eubank. Blank bills of sale, option contracts and all legal blanks for sale at this office. Our Mr. Grist has been at Sidon part of the 'Seek, called there by the serious illness of his stepfather's mother, Mrs. Pentecost, who at this writing is better. Will parties wishing to renew sub scriptions to, or subscribe for, the Ladies' Home Journal, kindly give same to telephone No. 132? George E. Oltenburg, after visit his old home, kindred and friends, returned Monday night to his place of business in Arizona. Share, wages and rental contracts for sale at this office. B. H. Cooper, after some days of illness, which confined him to his home is again, we are glad to say, at his place of business. We will grind your coffee free for your trade. R. E. McCormick. Jason Gibson is now with the large house of M. M. Rayner, where he would be pleased to have his friends call to see him. Just received fresh lotef Hoad ley's Candies. Lexington Drug Co. The house and lot owned by Louisa and Willis Anderson on Yasoo street, was purchased by P. L. Mingo. Armour's luncheon tausnge, at Gwin Broe. Try Graham floor, at Gwin Bros.