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i ti b. I S \'i vnr i VOL 71-No. 5. THE LEXINGTON ADVERTISER EiUbUod 1S3S l Co n ^>IU.i.d THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES. E.Lt>li.i>.d 1»0« - Nov.30.19M LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI. JUNE 5. 1908. TW Urf.il Gi H iM it wj Circulation of Uf oapor aver published in Holme. County $1.00 PFR YEAR Saturday, June 6 Will be the last day that you will be able to purchase Shoes from us at a Discount of 20 per cent. Don't you want to take advantage of this opportunity to buy desirable Footwear at much below their real value. A pair $5.00 Shoes less 20 per cent - 4.00 A pair $3.00 Shoes less 20 per cent cost you.. A pair $2.50 Shoes less 20 per cent cost you. A pair $2.00 Shoes less 20 per ceot cost you $ 2.40 cost you A pair $4.00 Shoes less 20 per cent cost you. A pair $3.50 Shoes less 20 per cent cost you...... $• 3.20 $ 2.00 $ 2.80 $ 1.60 This means a saving of JOc to $1.00 per pair on any Shoe you purchase from Remember this sale is for cash only and goods will not be charged except at the regular price? us. HERB ERT-MdRAE CO LEXINGTON. MISS. FOR PRIMARY TO TELL THE TALE July 2 the Date, Run-off July 9-All Registered White Voters Allowed to Participate—Executive Committee To Be Elected—Must Register Before June 22. Lexington, Miss.. June 2, 1908. At a regular meetind of the Board this day there were present: W. L. Dyer, mayor; C. C. Pahlen, J. W. Morris, J. Moore, C. C. Swinney and R. E. Wilburn, aldermen; J. A. Brown, marshal. The following acconnts were pre sented, allowed and warrants ordered issned therefor: W. L, Dyer, salary as mayor J A- Brown, salary as street commissioner 5 00 Same, salary as marshal C. C. Pahleu. salary as alderman. Ward 1... 5 00 J. W. Morris, same, Ward 2. J. Moore, same. Ward 3. C. C. Swinney. same. Ward 4. B. E, Wilburn, same, city at larxe John King, janitor. John Byron, city sexton. J.Z.Morris. burying Harvey HarriB, paup... 5 00 J. A. Brown, feeding and hauling off dogs and eats and pound pen. B. S. Beall, stationery for marshal. Lexington Advertiser, stationery, printing minutes and pub. adv's. 25 00 25 00 5 00 -• IK) .. iw 5 00 22 50 20 00 3 75 'I '3i 16 76 Lex- Compress & Oil Mill Co., street lightg..l60 12 J. L. McRae, taxes on horse paid in error. Ordered, That Board employ E. W. Jordan to sprinkle the square for five months at $25 per month. Permit granted Mrs. D. E. Pahlen to build brick residence near south west corner of square, on her lot; also to Pahlen Bros, for frame stable out side of fire limit. Ordered, That warrant issue to C.C. Swinney for August, 1907, meeting,$5. Ordered, That the bid of Walker & Posey for building the colored school house at and for the sum of $7,250.00 be and the same is accepted on the condition that said Walker & Posey will meet with the Board Tuesday, 9th inst., at 3 o'clock p. m. and arrive at an agreement with Board respecting certain changes desired and proposed hy the Board. Ordered, That a primary election for nomination for inamciDal officers be held on July 2,1908,also forelection of an executive committee. Ordered, that G. H. McMorrough, John Kyllingstad and J. A. Hooke are hereby appointed managers of said election ; G. C. Reid, p. o. ; W. H. Sutton and W.A. Pierce, clerks. Ordered, That apove managers are hereby authorized to take charge of the poll books and correct and pass on same for said primary, and all legally registered white voters are allowed to participate. Registration books to be closed on July 22. That be in in Ordered, if necessary a second E rimary be held on Monday, July 9, y same officers, and that returns be certified to this Board in lieu of an executive committee. Ordered, That the re-advertisement ORATORICAL TREAT FOR LEXINGTONIANS Meeting Planned for Night of June 16 for Candidates to Speak. We are requested to announce a meeting to be held at the court house, in Lexington, on Tuesday night, June 16, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of affording the various candidates for municipal offices an opportunity of pre senting their claims to the electorate and giving reasons why they should be elected. All Bhould turn out and hear them, and the ladies are especially in vited to attend. There are some real good speakers in the bunch and doubtless the entire town will attend. Jordan's Addition at Auction. T. J. Jordan has placed a number of very desirable residence lots on the market which will be disposed of at public auction to ihe highest bidder on Wednesday afternoon, June 10th. This is a splendid opportunity for any one to obtain a site for a home in a pleasant neighborhood at a compara tively low price. Remember, real estate is constantly advancing and will be much higher a few years hence than now. The lots are 50x121 feet. For fur ther particulars see advertisement and map elsewhere in this paper. for bids for grading and drainage of the square by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with previous order, be ratified as the advertisement of this Board. Mavor filed his report, as fellows: Fines imposed, $21. J. A. Brown, street commissioner, filed his report, as follows: Fines col lected, $21; street tax, $36; dog tax, nr r ivimD « i 8. £■ WILBCBnTST M * T ° r no. C. L. Keirn, treasurer, filed his re port, as follows: Balance in interest in boud account $1631.50: county fund, $68.85; corporation, $2165.49; school. $2696.96; street, $1879.19. Ordered, That Board adjourn until luesday, 9th inst. AN ACT to Provide for the Establishment of a County High School; and to Provide for the Organization,Equipment and Maintenance Section l. Be it enacted by the Le gislature of the State of Mississippi, that it shall be lawful for the county school board of any county in the state to establish one agricultural high school in the county for the purpose of instructing the white youth of the county in high school branches, theor etical and practical agricultural, and in such other branches as the board hereinafter provided for may take a part of its curriculum Sec. 2. I he board of supervisors of any county where an agricultural high school has beon established by county school board, shall have the power, if necessary, to levy a tax on the taxable property at the time the annual tax levy is made for the sup port and maintenance of the said school, provided that such tax for any for any one year should not exceed two mills; and provided further that should within twenty days after levy shall have been made a petition of twenty per cent, of the qualified elect ors of the said county shall file with the clerk of the board of supervisors a petition asking that that tax be not ievied, then the queston shall be sub mitted to an election of the qualified electors of the county within thirty days after the next meeting of the board of supervisors after the filing of the petition, and should a majority of the votes cast be against the tax, the u V T, 0 tf th e board f°r the high school shall be null.and void,and the tax col lector shall refuse to collect the tax; but should a majority of the votes be 0 tax > t" en the tax colllector shall proceed.to collect the tax as all other taxes are collected, receiving the lawful commission for suen collection, Ihe tax so collected shall be deposited with the county treasurer to be paid by him on the order of the board of trustees of the high school. Sec. 4. The government and control °/ a V?e county agricultural high school shall be vested in » board of five trust ees. two of whom shall be elected by te board of supervisors, two by the county school board, and the county superintendent of education shall con stitute the fifth member. Two of the number first elected shall serve for two years, and their successors shall serve for a term of four years and „ * . . • ' ana two for a term of four years. The Concert at Bowling Green. A concert will be given at the school house at BowlingGreen by West talent on Thursday evening, June 11, at 8 o'clock, for the benefit of the church. E. W. Jordan on Monday started out with his sprinklers and is waging a relentless and successful warfare a ff Rinrt tfa e ubiquitous dust devil and "ME,** trustees shall have control of the pro perty, elect and fix salaries of all teachers and employes, and shall have full power to do all things necessary to the successful operation of said school The trustees are hereby empowered to receive donations of land, money and any other things of value for said school, and, if necessary, to buy real property. No school shall be recog nized by the State Board of Education as an agricutural high school until at least twenty acres of land has been acquired. Sec. 4. When the State Superin tendont of Education shall have re ceived from the county superintendent of education of any county a statement showing that an agricultural high school has been located by the county school board, that the land as hereto fore provided has been acquired, the necessary levy has been made by the board of supervisors as heretofore pro vided for in this act, and suitable buildings have been erected, including a boarding department, where not leu than forty students may have dormi tory and dining room facilities, then the state Superintendent shall visit said school, and after a thorough in spection of said school, shall make a full andc complete report of said in spection to the State Board of Educa tion. Should it appear to the Board of Education that it would be to the interest of the State, the board shall draw an order on the Auditor in fa vor of the county treasurer for the sum of one thousand dollars for the use of the trustees of the high school, and the Auditor shall issue his rant annually on the treasurer for the amount. Provided, that no aid shall be given ah agricultural high school until the State Board of Education has approved the plans for the buildings and the course of study for the same. The appropriation of one thousand dollars shall be made annually, but State aid may be withdrawn at any time whan the State Board of Educa tion finds that a school is not being legally conducted for the purpose for which it was established, Sec 5. It shall he the duty of the Legislature to make appropriations to Ine ? t the coniii ti°ns of this Act. .atf th ' 8 J Ac L ,)e in force and take eff ect from and after its Approved March 21. 1908. war passage. Rabbi Brill's Two Ledures. Rabbi A. Brill will nold the last services of the season on Monday night, the 8th, at 8 o'clock, and lec ture on "Thoughts of Jefferson Davis Day," also "Summer Religion." Prof. Paul P. Lindholm returned Tuesday from Acona, having closed bis term or school. Dr. J. T. Buck, of Acona, visited Lexington Monday. (delta land owners much Interesting Remarks Made at Tuesday's Big Meetlog hy Wilson, Wallace, Shipp, Kimbrough, Lewis, Rosenthal, Edwards, Perry, Smith—r. i M. V. Will Co-Operate. AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOLTO BE LOCATED County School Board Meets July 6 To Consider Propositions. Monday. June 1, 1908, the Holmes County School Board met in the su preintendent's office at Lexington for the purpose of considering the propo sition to establish an Agricultural High School in the county according to the proviisons of the law passed bv the last legislature. After thoroughly discussing the subject the following line of procedure was agreed upon : 1. A meeting will be held on the first Monday in July for the purpose of considering propositions from the various communities of the county for the location of said school, and for the purpose of locating the same if found practicable and desirable. 2. That any community desiring to ask for the school must file its propo sition in writing, stating clearly what offer and inducements it has to make for the location of the school in said community. 8. That the offers and requests of each community will have due consid eration by the Board, but it reserves the right to reject any or all proposi tions, and to locate the school to the best interests of the county. Every thing else being equal the best finan cial offer will get the school. 4. The school may tie located in connection with a county public school. W. H. SMITH, Chairman, IRA JONES. Sec'y. E. W. Jordan Gets Contract. H. C. Parkinson, the road contractor in Beat 2. on Monday made a final set tlement with the county and turned bis job over to Ernest W. Jordan, who will hereafter look after and repair the public thoroughfares in that dis trict. The arrangement seems pleasing to both, Parkinson asserting that be is heartily glad of being rid of a nerve racking, money-losing and unsatisfac tory proposition, while Jordan is "eag er for the fray'' and feels confident that be will not only be able to 'keep the roads in satisfactory repair but inci dentally add a number of rupees to his As per previous announcement through the columns of the Advertiser a mass meeting of the land owners in the vicinity of Howard, Tchula, Mile ston, Thornton and Bee Lake was held at the court house in Lexington on Tuesday, June 2. There was a goodly attendance of representative citi-enis of that neigh borhood. On motion Abel Bliss was made chairman and Morris Lewis secretary of the meeting. After explaining the objects and purposes of the meeting ChairmanBliss called upon Hon. W. P. Tackett, who detail explained the legal require ments and provisions governing a drainage district and the modus oper and of forming such district. Surveyor J. W. Mercer, of Memphis, then spoke upon the practicability of digging the proposed canal, stating that tte project was feasible there be ing a fall of about twenty-five feet be tween Howard and Tchula lake Mr. Powers, of Indianola, who has had considerable experience with drainage system in Illinois, was also called upon and gave interesting data upon the subject. Interesting remarks were also made by Hon. G. A. Wilson, J D. Wallace, Joe Shipp, R. T. Kimbrough, Morris Lewis, H. A. Rosenthal, Squire K. M. Edwards, W. W. Perry, T. W. Smith anil others. Upon motion it was decided to or ganize a drainage district and Attor neys Tackett & Elmore were employed to draw up a petition and take such initial steps as may Tie necessary for the purpose according to law. The fol lowing were appointed a committee to co-operate with them: A. Bliss, G. W. Stig'ar.J, M. Howard Morris Lew* is and T. W. Smith. Some discussion was made in legard to the course of the canal—whether it should connect with Tchula lake oi Parker's Bayou—but the matter was left for future determination. Division Supt. Porterfield, of the Y. M. V.R . R. Co., was present and as sured the promoters that the company would co-operate and assist in the mat ter in every way posisble. in bank account during the two years and three months for which he assumed the obligation. Ernest is a natural born hustler, untiring worker and ex cellent manager of men and teams, and his legion of friends predict a most successful and profitable outcome of his new venture.