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( I Y b s r rtr J I I VOL 7l--No. 4. LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI. MAY 29. 1908. Th« Luf«( Guaranteed Circulation of anr paper eecr published in Holme* Count* THE LEXINGTON ADVERTISER Eetabliahod 1838 t Consolidated THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES. Established 1906 > No*.30.190S $1.00 PFR YEAR MONEY WORTH 207 O WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT? We have the largest And best assorted stock of Shoes for Men, Women and Children to found in this vicinity, and beginning be Saturday Morning, May 30, at Sunrise; Closing Saturday Night, June 6 We will offer this entire stock at a redaction of 20 per cent—Yoa can bay any Shoe stock at this redaction. It's an opportunity of a life time to secure Shoes cheap for in|[oar cash. REMEMBER THIS SALE IS FOR CASH ONLY. WE WILL NOT CHARGE THESE GOODS EXCEPT AT THE REGULAR PRICES It Means a Saving to You of 10c to $1.00 per pair HElBERT-McRAE CO LEXINGTOf , MISS. f HOSEA H'ILL TRY LOR MAYOR Issues Card Stating It Has Been His Intention Since Last Race. The Advertiser is authorized to an nounce 0. F. Hosea, Esq., as a candi date for mayor of the city of Lexing ton. Two years ago Mr. Hosea made the race for the same position and his popularity is shown by tne fact that he came within six votes of capturing the pennant. In his the peace, exceptionally fine record, displaying rare and sound judgment and a prac tical knowledge of tbe law, and all de cisions so far rendered have been strictly in accordance with the law and evidence and non-reversible bv higher tribunals. Sir. Hosea's lite long residence in Lexington has afforded the people an opportunity of judging as to bis adapt ability for the position be seeks at the hands of his fellow citizens. Of rugged honesty and absolute reliability and integrity, coupled with excellent judicial and executive ability, he is pre-eminently qualified to discharge all the duties, both of the judicial and executive departments of the mayor ship, with credit to himself and the furtherance of the best interests of the city and its people. present position as justice of j, Mr. Hosea is making an MR. HOSEA'S CARD. Lexington, Miss., May 29, 1908. To the Voters of the Municipality of the City of Lexington: In announcing my candidacy ior the office of mayor, is but carrying out my intentions since last election. In the last election the race for the office of mayor was very close between Hon. W. L Dyer, Mr. J. S. Stigler and my self. Notwithstanding I ran third in that race, I was only six votes behind tbe winn in sidered, I very grateful I frankly confess that I only occupy a position in the so-called ordinary walks of life; I have never been ad mitted to the bar, or been to the leg islature, or engaged in banking, or been legal adviser for the board of supervisors, or supervised any large property interest; nor have I ever held the office of mavor of Lexington, —but looking to my friends (for friends in deed it is, as unfortunately I have no large influential connection to look to for support), I believe when the votes are coanted in tbe coining election we will have enough to put ns over. Thanking you one and all in ad vance for your sappo Your hu g man, and all things con felt very much flattered and for the vote I received. rt, I am, umble servant, O F. HOSEA. CHILDREN'S MV AND BIG DINNERS IT ACONA Well, Mr. Editor, it is so long be tween drinks tbai I venture this once more, as I escaped the waste basket. The Acona Sunday School observed Children's Day last Sunday, and every thing went off as nicely as one could wish. They followed the programme sent out by the M. E. Church : Greeting, Miss Eloise Diggs. Faith, by four girls, May Young, Mary Johnson, Cornelia Crippen and Elizabeth Preston. Hope, Bessie Warner, Willie Allen, Johnson Bailey and Lota Lee McRae. Love, J. fi. Booth, W. W. McRae, Eloise Diggs and Ethel McRae. A Chain of Gold, by twelve little boys anu girls. Faith, Walter G. Diggs. Hope, Tommie Steele. Near the Cross, by all. Then came the collection, (you know Methodist people always take a collec tion) something over nine dollars. what have we done today? by Henry Buck. The Common Offering, Marie Allen. Then followed the closing address by Rev. E. H. Rook. All went home or somewhere else to eat the big din ner that had been prepared. After dinner a crowd of young peo ple went up to the parsonage and Rev. E. H. Rook joined Mr. John Mulvihill and Miss Hattie Booth in holy wed lock, both of Carrollton, Miss. So you see, Mr. Editor, we are not asleep, but alive all over, and before this reaches your readers, Prof. Paul Lindholm will have closed the Acona school, with an oratorical contest, on the night of the 29th—-may have some thing to say about that later. Prof. Lindholm and Miss Belford have been engaged to teach this school another year. My, my, how hot it is, and how hard the ground is, and a little rain would not hurt anything, are express ions we hear this week and we say, "How hard it is to satisfy everyone. " Oar private opinion is that lots of plowing and hot weather is just the thing we need. I notice some are giving out a hint for Hon. S. N. Sample to run for con gress; we know Mr. sample and would like a chance to put in one for him, for we don't know either of the other two candidates. The corn prospect is very poor in this part of the county; cotton is look fairly well, and chopping is well advanced. The little city of Acona hopes in a sbort time to be up to R. F. D. No. 2; now don't you think that pretty well for us? Mr. and Mrs. A. F. O'Bryant left Thursday for Memphis, Mrs. O'Bryant for treatment Mrs. L. B. 6'Bryant left Friday or Schlater to visit her mother; we wish for her a pleasant visit. Ragde called this evening at Mr. D. C. Booth's and when he left he had a mg FRIENDS ALONG ment column, "By their fruits ye shall know them is a biblical aphorism highly applicable as a test for aspirants for public office. If a man has succeeded and exhibited capacity in the private affairs ot life he will as a necessary sequence, prove as competent and snc cflssful in the management of a public trust. Mr. Stansbury has been engaged in mercantile pursuit in Lexintgon for a good many years and the excellent suc 0688 He has attained is a deserved tribute to his ability, capacity, busi ne88 judgment and untiring energy. ®y His uniformly affable and courte ous manner, urbane geniality and fair an .d square dealings, he has gained a wide popularity as evidenced by his constantly increasing patronage He will readily pass the triple Jefferson test and 19 from all points of view well qualified for the position he aspires to. Stephen L. Burwell Will Furnish Detail Information of Outing. The Mississippi Bankers are organ izing a delightful outing to Colorado in August. The trip will consume fourteen days and will be made on Specisl Pullman train chartered for the occasion. The tour will be operat ed on a co-operation basis, the cost be ing appropriated among the bankers and their friends participating. This will insure all the luxuries of travel at an extremely low price. Since there is to be no profit made on the enterprise, the entire cost will not ex ceed $100. The bankers are anxious to have their friends join them in this outing. Stephen L. Burwell, at the Bank of Lexington, will be glad to furnish detailed information to the people of Holmes county. , .., , . , „ , half bushel of very fane peaches and a peck of apples; when in sight of home the little fiagdes, seven in num her, started to meet him and it would have done your soul good to see those little fellows get on the out side of td S'®Planes. Yes ma m you say it s bed-time; well lam not through writing—alright just as you say it s always been, and guess always will be that way. *V ,P ' 80 wishes, Yours, RAGDE. J. A. Stansbury for Treasurer. J. A. Stansbury has entered the race for treasurer of the city of Lexington as will be seen from our announce Plant a few more acres to Barret Orooer Co'e celebrated early bio-ear corn. EDUCATIONALLY More Than Likely Will Establish An Agricultural High School. The citizens of Goodman held a mass meeting last Monday to discuss the advisability and practicability of establishing an agricultural high school as pm ided for by an act of the last legislature. A committee was ap pointed to take up the work, consist ing of E. W. Pickens, W. J. Nelson, J. M. Tate, J. T. Skelton and W. L. Simmons. The people of Goodman are very enthusiastic on the subject, and usually accomplish whatever they undertake. Dr.J.W Jordan,Jr.,Locates Here. Dr. J. W. Jordan, Jr., has pur chased the dental office of the late Dr. W. F. .Stansbury, which is one of the very best equipped in the state of Mississippi, having all the instru ments and facilities of the most mod - e mly appointed city dental narlois. Dr. Jordan recently passed a splendid examination befc re the State Dental Board, at Jackson, after having at tended two of the leading dental col leges in the south, at Atlanta and New Orleans, at both of which betook an exceptionally high rank in proficiency, ; graduating with high honors from tbe latter. In addition to the knowledge gained at the educational institutions, i ie has had considerable practical ex perience, having been associated with Dr. Stansbury in vacation times dur ing tbe past two years. Dr. Jordan is an unusu lly bright, capable and de serving young man and his many friends here are pleased that he has located at Lexington and bespeak for him a large and successful practice. OVER 100 CASES IN DAY AND HALFMcCOOLS RECORD Chancery court convened Monday morning, with Judge J F. McCool, presiding. As usual, the session was of short duration, occupying only a day and a half, but over 100 cases on the docket were disposed of. Most of the cases considered were the final winding up of affairs by administrators and guardians, and the usual quota of divorce suits among tbe colored gentry. Tom Jordan tor City Marshal. As we go to press we have received authority from T. J. Jordan to an nounce him as a candidate for mar shal of the city of Lexington in the ensning election. Farther comment will be made in next week's issue. OF IMPASSIBLE ROADS The attention of our member of the board of supervisors, and road overseers especially, is called to the almost im passible condition of tbe roaus; some thing must be done at once to remedy tbe awful conditions, which must be seen as no words can describe them. Travel with buggy or wagon is next to impossible. Many dollars are lost to the farmors and merchants by such conditions. That lid again; it was off and on Sunday, soda drinks even sold to a few select Sunday. We need something heavy to keep the lid down. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the ancient amalgamated incandescent order of Ananias was held Haturduy night, at which tbe question of lid or no lid wus freely discussed by the able talkative members. After grave de liberations and many ballots tbe foun tainites won,beating tbe antifountain ites by a large vote. The question organizing an order or branch in neigh boring towns was unanimously indors ed, there being plenty of good The Whittlers and Doodle I have amalgamated with the Ananias Club and jack knives will be laid aside for the liars. Farm work goes merrily on ; tbe good weather has given our farmers a glad smile, and prospects are very much brightened. Peter James is now soda dispenser at M. P. Winkler's new soda fount. All of our young people returned from the opening ball at Castalian Springs; report a most enjoyable time. The merry widow hat and the mer ry widow jag were seen on the streets Sunday,and we might add the sorrow widow swelled hats were in evidence Monday. Twenty-six new convicts were sent to Belmont state farm this week. Mr. R. E. Walt made a flying trip to Memphis Sunday. Ms. G. M. Winkler and children re tuned from a visit to Greenville and Shelby. of material. Bug Club SCRATCH. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Gordan have re turned from a visit to Belzoni. Miss Carrie Shipp, Mrs. T. W. Fos ter and Mrs. M. P. Winkler have re turned from the annual meeting of tbe W. H. M. 8., at Clarksdale, Miss. Mrs. A. G. Kelly has returned from a visit to Pickens. Mrs. J. R. Christmas and daughter are visiting friends at Isola. Dr. W. S. Mhoon, of Mahrud, was handshaking with friends here this week. Mr. R. L. Wallace and mother, of Providence, visited friends here Sun day. We are gald to say that our manager of the State Farm, Mu Roy Walt, is able to be at work again after a short spell of sickness. Mr. Edgar Gwin, of Wyatt, visited friends here Sunday. Mr. S. D. Arnyett, the assistant Local Chapter Prepare Program For Centennial Celebration. The following excellont program has been arranged by the Benj. G. Humphreys Chapter, U. D. C., for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis on Wednes day, June 3. It will lie held in the college chupel, which should be crowd ed to its full capacity, as it is an oc casion that should appeal with peculiar force to every patriotic Southerner and especially every Mississippian, "It Is the duty we owe the dead whose memo ries can never (lie. It Is a duty we owe to pos terity to see that our children shall know the virtue's and the rise worthy of their sires." I'KOOKAM. Souk .The Sunny South Solo—Mis* Mildred Smith. Chorus—Little Hlrls. Involution. Chorus. .Kev, ,1. W. Dorman The Southern dirt Little Oirls. Introduction of Speaker .Mayor W. L. Dyer .Dr. J. B. Hutton Subject—.Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Address. Chorus .Dixie Accompanist—Miss Clara Eggleston, manager of the Telephone Co. has giv en up liis position and Mr.G. N. Law son is filling his place. G. W. Crotty, of Yazoo City, had quite a little chat with friends here this week. Dr. P D. Holcomb, of Lexington, was a between train visitor to our town Monday. MERRY WIDOW, MAY BE MILLIONS IN IT TO J. H. BARR AND OTHERS J. H. Barr returned Tuesday from from his old haunts at Anding and Ya zoo City. While there he went into partnership with B. S Neeley, the in ventor of a fire-escape, securing con trol of the patent of this device, which he'believes is the most practical ever made and sure to gain public approval and patronage. Pressing-Club for Lexington. Lipsey-Keirn Co. have added a clothes-pressing department to their clothing store, with an experienced workman in charge. They have al ready secured a club of 25 members. Tbe charges will be $1.50 per month. See broadside of Cruoer lots at Auotlon on page 4.