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t 1 / /X 7 / v / * r i i p i. ♦ VOL. 68 LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 1905. NUMBER 26 r FROM NEIGHBORS. ACONA. We see that "the theory of perpet ual motion has been solved by an up todate philosopher, thus: Rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make poverty, poverty makes rags, rags —commence at the begin ning and go over it." We believe that our community has regained its wonted healthy appear ance. Mrs. Ella Belford and Miss Georgia Gerrell returned from a short visit to Durant relatives last Monday. Mrs. Turner and Miss Etta were down from Carrollton on a visit to friends in Acona and Black Hawk the past week. Bro. O'Bryant is home again. Some of our young people were out serenading Saturday night, Our assistant superintendent was on hand Sunday. Mrs. K. H. Diggs is at home again, after a week's visit to Lexington relatives. We are sorry to hear of Dr. Doty's accident. His horse ran away with the buggy and threw him out, badly bruising him, nothing serious but very painful, we hear. We joined the Ladies' Missionary Society Sunday and were appointed secretary pro tern., in the absence of our secretary, Mrs. H. E. Buck, so we ask all members to come out to the next meeting, pay up all dues and start over. Mrs. Wyatt, of Lexington, is the guest of Mrs. J. D. Walton. Mr. Hayden Weatherby is visiting relatives in Acona. Miss Pagie Bailey is visiting rel a tivest near West this week. • Mrs. W. P. Warner has been on the sick list but is better. We wish we were rich, we'd pay the kids to refuse to go to these "parties" and then the old folks would do better and not give them. No offense is intended—am just tell ing the truth. Col. J. M. Johnson went to Lexing COANA. ton Sunday. EBENEZER. Mr. Dan H. Shipp returned on Tues day from an extended trip out west. He visited Yellowstone Park, the Portland Exposition and points of in terest in California. Mrs. R. Gildart, of Yazoo, and her sister, Miss Olivia Thomas, of Austin, Texas, were the cherished guests of Mr. and Mrs.S. N. Sample last week. Mrs. Lee Lightfoot is visiting rela tives in our midst. Prof. C. J. Clark spent this week in Lexington on business. Mrs. Dr. Stewart was the guest of Lexington relatives this week. Mrs. E. J. Forbus had as her guest her niece, little Miss Harthcock, of 7.eiglerville, for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Tliomas returned to Greenwood Saturday after a pleas ant visit to relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Parker were visitors Tuesday at the home of John Turner. Harwell Humphrey visited Lexing ton Monday afternoon.} Dr. Nolen Stewart returned to Jack son Monday, after a two weeks' so journ with his family here. Mrs. W. J. Burney has been quite sick last week, but is now improving. I)r. VV. B. Burwell spent a few days in Lexington with his daughter, Mrs. W. 0. Barrett, who, we regret to re port, has had* severe spell of fever. S. N. Sample and son, Sam, were vis itors at Lexington on Monday. The new school house has been the last J. to of last completed and when painted will lie ready for the opening of school October 2nd. Mr. A. G. Rogers, the contractor, made an excellent job of it, the material being first-class throughout. Every one feels an in terest in this much needed addition to our little town. on this Pedagogue. BOWLING GREEN. Mrs. A. S. Byrd is visiting relatives and friends at Brozviile this week. YOUR CHILD CAN BUY AS CHEAP AS YOU (§> This Shall Be Our Motto from October 14th, 1905. PICRENS-BARRETT CO., POPULAR PRICE STORE. | ! j E BELIEVE we can better serve our patrons and can do business on the above basis with mutual satisfaction than under the usual system of marking the selling price in charac ters and not having a strictly uniform price. We set the date of beginning this system days ahead because it will require considerable time to go through our stock and mark all of our selling prices in plain figures. w more some m m We have thoroughly convinced ourselves that we can sell goods cheaper un der this system because will know that each article will bring us a small legiti mate profit and no article will be expected to yield us more than a small we per centage of profit. Everything in the house will be marked in plain figures just the lowest price we can sell it for and the price will neither be reduced or added to because every article in our i store shall be marked i for the lowest possible price for which we can afford to sell it and can buy as cheap as anyone. in plain figures to sell a little child If You Want Good Biscuits Use ^ ORRIS FLOUR ^ m Misses Mamie, Mattie and Elva, the beautiful doughters of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. McLellan, attended ice cream supper at Mrs. J. F. Eubanks last Friday night and report joyable time. Mesdames C. A. Weston and J. F. Sheehy visited Mrs. F. A. Howell Tuesday. Prof, and Mrs. J. R. Gulledge, of Zeiglerville, visited the family of Dr. J. H. Byrd, last week and carried little Clara Belle Byrd back with them to spend awhile. Col. R. M. Williams and son, B. F„ of Black Hawk.visited Mrs..I. l.Almon last week. an en Mr. J I . Sheehy is building abridge on ditch near Mrs. M. A. Aldridge's j plantation. ! G. A. Tate, manager of I*xington Compress & Cotton Oil Mill Go's gin at this place, reports upwards of 4<) hales We are glad to say that Miss Edna Pace is up after a severe spell of fever. of cotton ginned this season, which is about 150 bales less than last year at same date. Dr. A, J. Newman saved as fine lot of pea vine hay besides a vast quantity of other hay. Miss Annie Ethel, the vivacious and j beautiful daughter of Mr. Richard j Hammett, visited her uncle, Dr. ,1. H.i Byrd, and family last week. a as we ever saw, Mr. and Mrs.J. F. Eubank, spent! Sunday with Mr. L. F. Williamson and j F. A. Howell sold 72 acres to J. i Truitt for the nice sum of $12fxi last I week. family. Mr. J. M. Jackson is building an ad- • dition t „ Eubank* Kealhofer's store I j at p n ]lti te . j (1. Walker visited friends in Carroll County Tuesday. ! Allen Almon and Wilson Tate visit ed friends at Emory Saturday and Sun day. Mr. C. E. Harrison, of Emory, was handshaking with his many friends in the burg Tuesday. Mr. J. H. McLellan sold I2D of land to Mr. .1. D. Autrey last for 11(XX). Misses Bell and Lillie Howell are visiting friends in Lexington this Cato. acres week j j week. The Whist Club. On Thursday afternoon 11th inst. the Whist Club met at the charming j home of Mrs. Loui. Pepper. i prizes were won by Mrs. Ernest I ^ ean °* Tchula, niece of the hostess, First and Miss Clara Eggleston, tion was cut by Mrs. R. II. Baker Jr. Consola • _ I Refre8hm " nt * a dainty salad were j course with fragrant tea. is to meet two weeks from last date with Mrs. H. 8. Hooker, Jr. The clul arrangement with is a first class plumlier and can do all of your plumbing now in first class style, Baxter Wiuson. 1 have made an Government Weather Report for the Week Ending Monday, Sept. 18. The mean temperature for the week was from three to four degrees above normal. Moderate to heavy showers occurred over the greater portion of .State on the 11th and 12th, which was followed by fair weather. Although the rain the lirst of the week was injurious to cotton in some localities, the weather was generally favorable for farm work. Very little change is noted in the condition of cotton: complaints of rust, shedding and premature opening are diminish ing, hut worms continue to do con siderable damage, especially in the delta counties; bolls are opening rap idly south and on uplands north, but slo ' vl >' on lowlands over much of the northern portion of the State; pick ing is now general in all sections, and is quite well advanced south, where the yield i ticipated. is somewhat lighter than an Fnusually large quantities of hay have been secured in splendid condit ion, which will in large measure sup plement the short corn crop. Early corn is being gathered with light yields, but considerable late corn sugar; promises a fair crop. The cane crop is good. Peas, potatoes. turnips and tall gardens are generally doing well. Pasturage is excellent. ' For Sale. My strawberry farm, one mile from depot. 20 to 25 acres in strawber Good house Apply ries. 500 plum trees, and barns. Good wire fence. On the 20th of June, 1905, I lost a young hound dog, dark reddish color on hack, yellow tan legs, white on two front feet, 2 years old, named | Dan. Any information leading to his recovery will be rewarded by to L. Wilbanks, Durant, Miss. Tost. i I Box No. 75, Mahrud, Miss, j B. J. Cary, i LOCAL ITEMS. Circuit Court Pretermitted. The following letter explains itself: Greenwood, Miss., .Sept. 15,1905. [To the (CircuitClerk, Lexington, Miss. Pear Sir: 1 have noticed the quarantine or t dinanees of Holmes County and have | two letters from Ur. Howard, your i county health officer, insisting that no circuit court be held at the September term. I have also letters from members j of the bar and others urging that no court be held, so in response to these i representations made on account of I the prevalence of yellow fever, you are i hereby notified and will make known t hat the September term, 1905, of the circuit court of Holmes County is pre i termitted. Respectfully and truly, A. Me. Kimbrough, Judge. Meeting of the Board of Tiustees. A meeting of the Board of Trustees I for the Lexington Graded School, ! was held Sept. 15, 1905, and as this I was the first meeting since the re i tiring of three members of the old Board, by limitation, and upon their ; own application, and as Messrs. W. j K. Durden, W. W. Wilburn and S. 0. i Stigler had been appointed to fill the vacancies on the Board, organization ! was lirst effected by the election of j W. K. Durden as president and the ; re-election of Parham Williams as secretary of the Board. The object ! of the meeting being for the purpose j of arranging the rates of tuition, and for the collection of same, it was agreed, and so ordered, after taking into consideration the number of pu pils in attendance at the pay term that for the 1, 2, 3 and 4 grades, $2 per school month would he assessed and for the 5, 6,7 and X grades $3 per month and for the 9 and 10 grades $4 per month. As Mr. R. E. Wilburn had kindly consented to re ceive and receipt for all tuition ten dered him at the Bank of Lexington it was therefore ordered that all pat rons be requested to pay into his hands amounts assessed for their chil dren and for the purpose, only, of securing prompt payment. All sub scriptions are expected to be received not later than live days after the ex piration of the school month, or that the children be expected to discontin ue until amount of tution is paid. While the Board did not expect that there would lie any delinquents yet it was the sense of the entire Board that the above understanding would lie fair to all unless mitigating cir cumstances should be shown why such dues could not be paid. Parham Williams, Secretary of the Board. Entertainment. The Daughters of the Confederacy will give a concert tomorrow night, : at the court house, for the purpose of assisting the erection of a monu j merit to Holmes County (Confederates. I The cause speaks for itself, and should appeal, not oi ly to those whose forbears took an ictive inter est in it, but to all admirers of noble and self-sacrificing patriotism. The Silver Tea. The hospitable home of Mr. L. D. ! Pepper was the scene of the most en joyable occasion last Friday Eve. Cards piquantly worded announced the entertainment signaled by St. : Mary's Guild for a church benefit, and a large crowd assembled beneath the roof of the charming hostess to while away the evening hours and partake of the dainty refreshments so liberal lv provided. The addition of some household furnishings for the new Rectory just completed, and in the building of which the indefatigable workers of the Guild were largely in strumental was the object of the en tertainment. The unanimity of in terest and accord of these ladies is very productive of good results in all their plans, and the heap of coins to the amount of more than twenty-five dollars was a substantial evidence of the success of the "Silver Tea", For Rent. For rent when completed the latter part of Sept an improved and commo dious mercantile house 30 x 130 ft. with second story to rear. Second store house East side public square. Apply to B. S. Fisher.