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lu PTT V/ VOL 71-No. 3. THE LEXINGTON ADVERTISER Established 1838 Conaolidatad THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES. Established 190« ' No» 30.1906 LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI. MAY 22. 1908. Th« Lirifit Guaranteed Circulation ol any paper over published in Holmes County $1.00 PFR YEAR THINK TWICE ABOUT YOUR * Mlift 31 CLOTHING ARE YOU GOING TO BE WELL DRESSED THIS SUMMER OR MERELY HAVE A NEW SUIT There's a Difference and it is plainly to be seen after a soit has been worn a few days. Our Suits are made by Kirschbaum Tailors, sewed by hand wherever hand work is possible, and each coat is made with hair-cloth and shape retaining fronts—Get a Kirschbaum Suit wet and after it is dry and pressed you've got a new suit again; try this on others and you will • see the difference. Men's and Young Men's Suits in all the late patterns and made up in the new way-nobby sleeves and pockets for the dressy young men and the plain styles for quiet but good dressers. The new greys and browns in many novel patterns as well as plain and fancy blue Serges. Before you buy your Summer suit See What We Show at $10 Herbert-McRae Company 4 (A.*# to NO LONGER DOUBT AS TO HON. W. L. DYER SEEKING RE-ELECTION Hon. W. L. Dyer is a candidate for re-election as mayor of the city of Lexington and has authorized the Ad vertiser to so announce him. Having been born, reared and spent all his life here he needs no introduc tion to our citizenship, wno are fami liar with his career from earliest boy hood up to the present time. When barely of age he was called upon to serve the people in the legisla ture, which he did with marked abili ty and with credit to himself and be nefit to his constituency. He has not been an ofiice seeker in the common ac ceptation of the term, preferring to do yoeman service for the party and the county in the ranks. As a lawyer he stands at the very forefront of the bar of Mississippi. For a long term of years he has served m the capacity of legal adviser to the Board of Supervisors and has been of great assistance to the mem bers in giving the splendid service for which the Holmes county board has for years enjoyed an excellent and state wide reputation. Two years ago he was elected mayor of Lexington by a substantial vote over a number of splendid and capable gentlemen and his record made there is the best criterion for the voters to go by. Among the specific features of the present administration is the provision lor the grading, raising and graveling the court house square—in conjunction with the board of super visors— a long and badly felt want. Also the building of a commodious brick school house for the colored peo ple, both of which enterprises will be completed this year. In a judicial capacity Mr. Dyer has ever proven himself absolutely fair and impartial, tempering justice with mer cy, and imposing such sentences upon law violators as the exigencies and cir cumstances warranted—striking the happy mean between laxity and severi ty. It is needless to say, that all at tempts of the festive blind tiger to make his lair in Lexington has been E romptly frustrated in the inception. iberal and broad minded and inti mately familiar with the law, as well as possessing excellent executive abili ty, Air. Over is ideally equipped f or the position to which he seoks re-elec tion. _ _ All Give Way to Commencement. So services will be held at the Meth odist Church next Sunday morning in order that all may attend the com mencement sermon. Rev. J. W. Dorman, Parham Wil liams. W. L. Jordan and W. A. Pierce represented the Lexington Methodist Church at the district conference at Kilmichael this week. COUNTY UNION MEETS AT COXBURG JUNE 4 Editor Advertiser : Please publish that Holmes County Farmers' Union will meet with Cox burg local on June 4, being the first Thursday. All locals take due notice and send a full delegation. We are ex pecting a lecturer to be with us on that occasion. T. G. STEPHENSON, Pres't. J. K. MILES, Sec'y. Butlerless Cake From Snowdrift Hogless Lard Mr. Ben F. Stollen werck. assisted by his wife as - demonstrator and a staff of experienced canvassers, visited our city this week and made demon strationns of the cooking qualities of Snowdrift Hogless Lard in the store of Lipsey-Keirn Co. Airs. Stollenwerck made cakes and baked them on an oil stove in the store and a renresentative of this paper, among numerous oth ers sampled them and found them in every particular as good and palatable as cakes made with butter. Snowdrift Hogless Lard is manufactured by the Southern Cotton Oil Co., a southern corporation, from a southern product and should appeal to and be patron ized by southern people. The young ladies with Air. Stollenwerck made a thorough house to bouse canvass of Lexington and secured a large number of orders which will be filled through he enterprising firm ofLipsey-KeirnCo. and other live grocers. "Fore-Seeing," by Rabbi Brill. Rabbi A Brill will hold service and lecture Alonday night, May 25tb, at 8 o'clock. Subject of Lecture : "Fore seeing." _ CASTALIAN'S OPENING BALL. Among those who attended the open ing ball at the Castalian Springs Wednesday night were the following from Lexington •. S. L. Burwell and Miss Mary Dyer.J. L. Dyson and Aliss Eloise Watson, W. S. Sample and Aliss Bowcock, J. G. Herbert. Dalton Mc Bee. N. B. Hooker, B. B. Hooker, Harry McCain, Toe Levy, Jim Cun ningham. J. W. Thunpson, Chas. Glover, Otho Hooker. MATT PARISH SOLVES CONVENTION PROBLEM Lexington, Miss., Alay 20, 1908. Pursuant to the call of the chair man, the Democratic Executive Com mittee of Holmes county met in the court house at Lexington, this day, at ten o'clock a. ra. Upon motion of AI. W. Parish the following resolution was adopted : Resolved, That a Democratic County Convention for Holmes county, Aliss issippi is hereby called to meet in the court house in the city of Lexington, on Saturday, June 13, 1908, for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Convention, to he held at Jack son, Alississippi, on Wednesday, June 17. 1908. Resolved further, That each super visors district of said county shall lie entitled to 20 votes in the County Convention to he held on June 13,1908. Resolved turther. That a primary election shall he held at each precinct on Saturday, June 0, 1908, for the pur pose of selecting delegates from said precincts to the county convention. Resolved further, That the precinct shall be entitled to the following num ber of delegates from e«cb precinct, to wit: Lexington 17, Ebenezer 4, Tchu la 9, Franklin 3, Goodman 6, Acona 0 Durant 9, Pickens 7, Cruger 3, West 4 Richland 3, Ashton 2. Edsville 2. Eu logy 14, Thornton 2, Bowling Green 3 Emory 2, Paynes 4. The law requires that the voters of each precinct shall meet at 10 o'clock a ni. at their usual voting places on the day fixed for the primary election, to-wit: June 0, 1908, and by secret ballot elect as many delegates as said precinct is entitled to in the County Convention There being no further business, the committee adjourned. H. H. ELMORE, Chairman. J. W. BURWELL. Secretary. Drainage District to be Organized; Will Benefit Thousands of Acres Last Friday an enthusiastic meeting was held at Howard for the purpose of discussing the question of how best to protect and reclaim the land in that vicinity from the recurrent and de structive overflows to which it is sub ject and by which some of the most fertile aud productive land is rendered useless. The meeting organized by electing Abel Bliss, president, and Morris Lewis, secretary. A general discussion was held, the consensus of opinion being that the only practical way to cope with the situation was by the digging of a large drainage canal. In order to accomplish this it was de CHAIRMAN! W. SMITH URGES HASTY ACTION Editor Advertiser The foundation of the Confederate Alonument is being laid and we have no time to lose if we would deposit the name of every Confederate soldier therein. This prob ably will be the last time that we can, through your kindness, call on the people to assist us. That thoie may be no mistake as to what is wanted, and that all may help so far as they can, beg to say that wo want the name of every soldier from Holmes county, whether living or dead, who served in the Confederate army. And we will thank any one who can send in a name, if they would do so Would like to have the company and regiment in which they served but if that cannot be given want the name any way. Let every one go to work and send in as many names as possible to the undersigned, at once. Coupled with the ceremonies of un veiling the monument, these company rolls and names will he printed in book form so that every family in the county may have one if they so desire. Thanking von in the name of both U. D. C. and U. C. V. fo r your hearty co-operation in this behalf, I am Verv truly yours, T. W. SMITH, For Committee. LEWIS GETS $40,000 LOR $2,000. The trustees appointed to handle the bankruptcy stock of the defunct AIul len & Owen Co. yesterday sold the stock and the accounts The stock and fixtures were knocked down to J. E. Sweany and Oscar Dodd for $14,500, which is considered a good price under the circumstances. Morris Lewis, of this place, bought the accounts for $2000. The accounts amounted to over $40,000, good, had and indifferent, but it is presumed that Mr. Lewis made a very good "spec" in the deal. cided to organize a drainage district, which will be composed of 100,000 acres. The following committee were ap pointed : On Ways and Aleans—Morris Lewis. G. W. Stigler, Abel Bliss and John H. Roach. On Organization--J. D, Wallace, J. T.^Nixon and William Alarks. A meeting was called to be held at the court house in Lexington on Tues day, June 2. A number of the offi cials of the Y. & M. V. Railroad Com pany will be present and have assured the promoters of their hearty co-opera tion in the work. GRADUATION DAYS ARE HERE; EXERCISES IN SCHOOL AUDITORIUM CLOSING RECIM OF MISS MARTIN'S PUPILS Miss Alice Alartin announces her closing recital at the CollegeChapel on Friday night, the 29th, in which all of her pupils, with the exception of a very few beginners will play. She in vites her patrons and friends, and any one interested in the study of music to come and hear the children. She will he assisted by the Choral Club. Admission free. Increase in Directors of M. E. Orphans' Home ! The annual meeting of the board of directors of The Methodist Orphans' Home was held at the Home in Jack son, Miss., May 12 1908. The follow ing members being present; J. H. Sherrard, president; J. Ht renter, secretary; M. L. Burton, treasurer; R. W. Millsaps, B. J. Taylor, J. M. Wvatt, D. W. Babb, J. R. Countiss, H. M. Ellis, Thos. H. Dorsey. The management was commended by the board,and Win. Williams was re elect ed as manager or the ensuing year. In-accordance with a by-law adopted by the hoard, the president and first vice president of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of each of the Mis sissippi conferences will, hereafter, ho members of the hoard of directors. The hoard commended the managers plan of monthly collections. There are in the home, at present, 129 eh il dren, 102 of whom have been in the school during the past term. Four girls are in college 3 at Port Gibson, and one at Brookbaven, whose entire expenses-^').00 per month, are paid by individuals. We have great cause to be thankful for tiie success of this in stitutiun. J. B. BTKEATER, _ Secietary. Watermelon Prospect Looms-up. Payne Meriwether reports a good sized water melon in bis patch plant ed from an early variety of seed. LEXINGTON TALENT AT DURANT. Aliss Eloise Watson assisted blind Joe Alangutn in a concert at Durant last Friday night. Bhe was accompa nied bv Misses Mary Dyer and Julia Watson. The exercises incident to the closing of the Lexington High School will be gin Sunday morning and close Thurs day evening, Rev. Edward McCrady, of Canton will preach the commence ment. sermon at the Presbyterian Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Thursday is Class Day. At 10:30 a. in. the following prom am will be giv en in the school auditorium : 1. Salutatory .Laura Cunningham 2. Class Poetn. Santa Tackett :t. Piano Solo Waltz .Chopin Eva Dohrowskl 4. Class History Walter Belle Taggart 5. Vocal Solo Just A wearyln' For You Bond Miss Eloise Watson. r>. Class Prophecy David Shackelford 7. Piano Solo—Turkish March. Hubenstein Anna McBee. S. Class Growler . Hattie Jordan 1* Class Comforter . Cornelia Dyer 10. Plano Solo (Selected) Mr. David Sanderson 11. Glftorlati.IicsslcTackett 17. Vocal Solo- She Is So Pair KatcD. Wiggins Miss Mildred Smith, 13. Valedictory Santa Tackett I Laura Cunningham H. The Class Will. $ Marie Norquitt I Mettle Alexander George Muck. At 8:30 p. m. Thursday the exercises will dose with the awarding of diplo mas and an address b Dr T. P. Bai ley. of the University, Subject "Jeffer son Davis and the Cause that Cannot Die. " Following is the program : I. Chorus (a) Greeting .. - (b) Morn, Rise . By Member* of the School. 2. Invocation Rev. C. T. Klncanon 3. Plano Solo—Mill.Jensen Willie Cameron. 4 Conferring of Diplomas . Mr. Parham Williams, Secretary of Board of Trustees. 5. Piano Solo -Valse Chromatic*.Godard Anna McBee «• Address. Dr. T. P. Bailey Subject: "Jefferson Davis and the Cause That Cannot Die." 7. Piano Solo—A Dream of Love.Liszt Eva Dobrowski. The public is cordially invited to all these exercises. The graduates are: Bettie Alexan der, George Thad Buck Laura Lovicy Cunningham, Cornelia Rosalind Dyer, Hattie Lucille Jordan, Eola Marie Nor quist, David Sutton Shackelford, Bes sie Tackett, Santa Tackett, and Nettie Emma Watson. Aliss Annie Brown of the Art Depart ment most cordially invites you to at tend the exhibit of studies from Still Life and Landscape in pencil anil water color, Head and Figures in pen cil charcoal and water color. The ex hibit will he in theArt Room ot school building, May 2<ith, 27th and 28th. J. B. McLean has been on the sick list this week, we regret to learn.