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The Lexingtoh Advertiser
SUPPLEMENT. Lexington, Miss. : : : Mar. 12, 1909 County Onion Meeting. Editor Lexington Advertiser: Kindly permit us to make this report of the Comity Fanners Union meeting held with the Cleveland Local union, at Oaa Grove church, 2 miles out of Lexington, on Thursday and Friday. March 4-5, 1909: A large gathering of the people of the surrounding communities and the city of Lexiugtou was witnessed on Thursday, also the following Local unions were represented by duly con stituted delegates: Highland, Good man, Forest, Bethesda, Bowling Green, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Pleasant, Mathena, Putman, Oregon and Cleveland. Uth ei Locals hail representative member present The first day's session was consumed by organization and reports of comnntiees heretofore appointed. After enj lying a most sumptuous bas itet dinner so temptingly airanged by ihe ladles of the community and a tew well lilied baskets horn Lexington and suhu.lis. Prof. VV. H Smith in his usual characteiistic pleasant manner introduced Rev. R. A. N. Wilson, who was special!v invited to address all assembled on Wie benefits of organiza turn and conceit of action While cis speech possessed a vein jf humor that was very e.itertainiug yet it was the consensus o' opinion of ali piesent that tuere was much wisdom aud good counsel in all he said. The second day was consumed with the business matters of ihe county union Alter endorsing the aets of the delegate to the recently ate convention of unions urn course of topics suggest ed by Messis. H. E. Blakeslee, Prof. E. R. Lloyd and W. H. Smith and adopted by the county union was next discussed lead by Prof. W. H. Smith. The discussion and practice by the Local unions of these matters that so 'vitally affect the educational tutciest and farm and home life will be pro duciive of much guod in our county, lu connection with the educational feature of these topics the benefits to be derived by the establishment ot an Agricultuial High School centrally located in some good county eommuni ... , ., ly was discussed with considerable in-1 terest manifested. Such a rchool cen permit me to say that the efforts made by the ladies ot the Oak Grove and Cleveland community to entertain all at the county union proved to he a marked success, as is always the case with the good women of our county. Such bountiful dinners.on both days of the convention are seldom found or en joved only in our Southland. May they always be happy and contented, is the wish of-a trallv located would prove of at eat and practical benefit Io those of our boys and young men whodesiie special training for agricultuial pursuits, yet who cannot afford to undergo the ex pease of entering the preparatory de partinent of the A. & M. College, at Starkvilie. Should'they later find that they would like to embrace textile •training, they then could spend a ses sion with profit at the A, & M. Col lege. Mr. Editor, In conclusion, MEMBER OF THE UNION. Dr. B. A. Shepherd this morning leceived a notice from Dr, S. H. Me Loan, Secretary of the State Board of Health, to the effect that Dr. Mayer, state lecturer on hygiene, will be in Lexington Tuesday, Mareh 16 to de iivet a lecture. The lecture will take place in the high school auditorium at 8 o'ch ek. An effoit will also be made to have Dr Mayer speak at the court liou-w. Everybody is cordially inv.ttd and urged to attend. Mrs. 1. llyman will entertain at euchre a number of friends tonight W. t. Krd. The whole county grieves over the death of wholesouled, kind, generous and popular W. C. Red, which occur red suddenly at his home at Durant, at about two o'clock Monday after noon, of appoplexy. He went out to his farm in the morning in apparent good health Returning at about 11 o'clock in the morning be complained of a violent headache, and a^kcd his daughter to prepare some medicine for him. On her return with the medi cine she found him on the bed uncon csious and hastily summoned medical aid. He never recovered consciousness and passed away a few hours thereaf ler. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. B Hutton, and attended by a very large concouiso of sorrowing relatives, neighbors and friends. Deceased was fifty one years of age, at the time of his k deatb. He was one of the best known and most popular citizens of Holmes county To know him was to love and admire him—-be mg the verv personification of kind ness, generosity and courtesy. For two consecutive terms—8 years—he held the position of county assessor with marked ability and to the emi nent satisfaction of all. He is survived by his wife and one daughter and two sons, to whom the smceiesc sympathy is extended in their irreparable loss. On Tuesday evening, on the Shot well plantation in this county, A., B. Smith and C. A. Pitchford, of Ctuger, wore shot bv a negro, Joe Gordon. It appears that the negro had been u tenant on Mr Pitchford's plantation, of which Mr. Smith was overseer. Ho had gone away and left a notice to that effect. As be owed a Dill io Mr. °ilchford. Messrs. Pitchford and Smith went to Shotwell plantation to confer with Mr. Allen, the manager, anent the matter. Mr. Allen agreed to pay the bill. While enroute home they desired to acquaint Gordon with the tact that the matter was amicably adjudicated. Stopping at a cabin where he was, tnoy called to Gordon to come out, as they wanted to speak io him. Instead of complying he tired the contents of a shotgun at Mr. Smith. The shot took effect in ihe face, one eye being shot out, and the other injured, Mr Smith fell from the horse and Mr. Pitchford, jumping f rom his horse to assist him, received another vo]ley of shotSi but happily was not seriously hurt. Mr. Smith was immediately conveyed to Cruger and thence to the Sanitarium at Yazoo City, where he is being given the best attendance. Reports from his bedside areti the effec that he will recover and that one ot his eyes will he saved. A posse was at once organized for the apprehension of the would-be-assassin. Hundr d • ot men partook in the chase which was eventually crowned with success in his capture, about five miles from Yazoo City, yesteruav evening. Further "deponent sayeth not. " Circuit Clerk E.V. Ashley this wtek issued marriage licenses to J. L. Moorehead and Miss Elsie Holmes and James Lafayette Dunlap and Miss Margaret Josephine Red. T. J. Wallis of Coxburg, attended couit here this week. MiS3 Carrie Almon, of Bowling Green, pleasantly spent. Wednesday night wilh Misses Cora and Nannie McLellan. D. S Shackelford has been down from Oxford on a visit this week. Sell Peters .Shoes Pahlen Bros. Can Give You Good Value On the afternoon of Tuesday. March 9, Mrs. 1. B. Pickens entertained in honor of her truest. Mrs. C G. Cook, of Weimar, Texas. Thirty guests en joy* d the halcyon hospitality of the gracious hostess. Forty-two was played, Mis. L. E. Barr winning first prize, Mrs, E C. Fortenberry cutting the consolation and Mrs. Stook, of I'adu cah,. Ky., receiving the guest prize, An elegant and highlv delectable two course menu was served. It was a most on,lovable occasion which will ever be pleasantly remembered by all present. Mrs. Wilson, of Richland, lnd., ar rivedTuesday afternoon to take charge of Pickens Bros. Go's millinery de partment. The most important case so far tiied at this term of court, as evidenced by the great interest shown, the court house being packed by spectators dur ing the trial, was the State vs. C. 0. Turner, of Durant, charged in twelve indictments of unlawful rotailing. The prosecution was ably conducted by our brilliant and capable district attorney, Hon. R. C. McBee, assisted by Hon. W. S. Hill, of Winona. The defense was represented by the follow ing able counsel: Boothe & Pepper, Hon. J. H. Fuqua, Jr., of this city, and Hon. W. J. Cronin, of Jackson. The witnesses for the prosecution were Rev. W. B. Pinson and Mr. Evers, the detectives, who have been operating so extensively at Jackson. The jury found defendant guilty and the judge imposed a fine of 1500 and sentence of 90 days, and appeal was immediately taken. flensbaw Thomas, of Ebeonzer.made this office an appreciated call yesterday. For Sale. 90 horse power J. I Case traction en gine, suitable for saw mill, gin haul ing or road work. C. O TURNER, Durant, Miss. VETERINARY When your stock are sick or chronic troubles, call Dr. J. A. McCarley, D.V.S. Durant, Miss. Will be at Pope's stable, Lex ington every Wednesday and the first Monday in each month. Phone Office 22-?. Residence 192-2 And he will satisfy you. 60 YEAR8' EXPERIENCE Patents % I RACE MARKS Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention Is probably patentable. Communica tions St rictly confidential. NANOBOOK on Patent, sent freo. Oldest agency for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn X Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific American. 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