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Honor Roll for month ending March
86, 1909: lltb grade—Guy Jordan, Eva Do browski, Rosa Alexander, Gordon Ash lev, Katie Mai Stanley, Anna McBee, May Pepper, Latha Williams, Ruth Miles, Aven Herbert and Kate Gibson, lOtb grade—Blanche Pepper and Marguerite Milse. 9th grade—Grace Ashley, Mary Hue Brown. Fannie Noel and Henry Beall, 8th grade —Pearl Rathell, Irene Stan ley, Ruby Lundy, Sue Wright and Edmund Noel. 7th grade—Rosa Sharpe, Mildred Levy, Roxie Sharpe, Loula Wright. Allie Beall Hobbs, Minnie Ruscoe, Virginia West, Edwin Williams, Dee; Lundy, Annie B. Evans, Lera Ashley, 6th grade—Bryan Watson and Bettie Mooro Jordan. Of a Local Nature. 5th gtade—Kathleen Stanley, Lath erine Stackhouse, Leland Nixon, Cass Povall, Jack Tackett, Joe Wheeler Williams and Lena Barger | 4th grade—Eola Williams, Molly j Cohen, Mildred Meek and Elizabeth Ashley, j 3rd grade—Maude Alexander, Ed- j ward McRae, Annie Clower, Katherine Noel and Sidney Povall. 2nd grade—Mary Barger, May Finch er, John Stigler, Olivia Barrett, Eliazbeth Tackett, Wilma Ruscoe, Alice Clower, Bridget McDade, Chris- i tine Doty and Julia Williams 1st grade—Dorothy McBee, Annette; Herrman and Howard Ginn. j | Details of the Shooting. Lexington Advertiser: Believing as I do that my friends and readers of your valuable paper would like to know the cause why my son, Walton,"shot and killed Tom Miller the 26th inst. at camp, Franklin, the facts are these: In yoking the oxen, ""Tom was very slow.and Walton threat ened to report him to Mr. Brown, road contractor. The negro got mad and said, "If Walton or Brown could yoke quicker than he did they could do it. ' Walton said to Miller, "You impu dent s—of a b-, I'll report you," when Miller grabbed a long handle shovel and says, "You white s— of a b—, jou'll never do it," and went at WaltoD, when Walton shot. The ne gro did not stop and raising the shovel to strike the death blow. Walton shot the second time and killed him, shoot ing him through the muscle of his left arm and entering just above his heart. My neighbors 'phoned to Esquire Lip sey, who was in Durant on business and Esquire Hosea at Lexington, the squire and Mr. Barger came and pret ty soon Mr. Lipsey came and held the committal or court of inquiry, and after examining all the witnesses, stat ed that the state had failed to sustain her affidavit and that Walton could go free as it was a clear case of self-de fense, I write the particulars that my friends throughout the county may know that me and mine are a law abiding people as the records of the state will show. The facts are thut mv son killed Tom Miller to keep him from braining him with a long hand led shovel, and that's all there is to it. Yours respectfully, IAS. B. DOTY. Prize for Bert Corn. Winona, Miss., March 29, 1906. Prof. W. H. Smith, Lexington, Miss. Dear Sir: —Dr. S. A. Knapp, direct or in charge of the farmers' co-operat ive demonstration work, offers to the bov who gets the best results in the Boys' Corn Club Work in the state, a free trip to the City of Washington and expense for one week and to buy all corn on the plat of the boy who wins this trip, which has been selected in the field for planting seed at $2.00 per bustel. The following rules will apply to those who desire to enter tbe contest: 1. Each boy desiring to contest for this trip must en'lst as demonstrator or co-operator before May J. 2. Improved seed of a standard vari ety and of known purity must be used in planting tbe plat. 8. An accurate record of how the Lexington, Miss. $40,000.00 $44,000.00 CAPITAL STOCK, SURPLUS, - - WE HAVE THE ORGANIZATION THE RESOURCES THE LOCATION We Will Give Your Business Safe and Satisfactory Attention We iOf On Time Pay 4 0 Deposits OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. W. 0. Barrett, President. E. P. Noel, Vice President. Stephen L. Burwell, Cashier. J. E. Cnnningham, Ass't Cashier. A. M. Pepper, G. C. Reid. OFFICIAL DEPOSITORY FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND THE YAZOO-MISSISSIPPI LEVEE BOARD corn wia produced, including the cost, | must be kept. 4. All barren stalks must be taaseled | before the taaeels are ripe. 5. The plats must be measured and the yield determined by a trustee or trustees of the school which the boy attends. The tiip will be awarded to the boy making the largest yield xitb the; greatest profit, in addition to comply mg with the above rules, Please publish the above in thecoun tv paper. Each boy wishing to enter the contest must give his name to you and you forward to me Dy May 1. ; Hoping tnat quite a number of boys will respond to the offer and enter the contest, I am, The bovs wili note that the enroll ment as a demonstrator or co-operator will not in any way interfere with their membership in the eounty club a i lt j right to compete for the county Yours very truly, H. D. TATE, District Agent. prize. Dr. Knapp simply wants to keep in touch personally with the boys w ho desire to enter for this special p r j ze This is a very liberal offer on | the part of Dr. Knapp and I shall take j pleasure in sending in the names of anv members of the club in the county j who wish to enter for this piize, and j w jll fo e glad to assist personally the b 0 y i contestants. We shall be very glad to catch this prize for a Holmes county Cordially, W. H. SMITH. 100,000 Prescriptions 1 compounded 100,000 prescriptions j from eminent physicians educated in | Europe and America before I discov ered the prescription fiom which Quick's Cough Medicine is compound ed. A wonderful medicine for coughs, colds and lagrippe. J. C. Menden hall, Pharmacist since 1873 Sold on a signed guaranty by Swinney & Stig ler. Mrs M. C. Moore. Mrs. M. C. Mooie was born June 16, 1846 , was married February 1, and died March 27, 1909. She professed religion and joined the Methodist church in early life, and lived a true Christian until death. She was a faithful wife and devoted loving moth er. She was the mother of eight chil dren, five daughters and three sons, who survive her ar.d are so sadly be reaved. The three youngest, two girls and one son, are still single and lived with their mother in Lexington, Miss. Her death was very sudden and no dy ing testimony was given, but a life of service and devotion to the blessed Christ prepares one for the receptit n of that welcome plaudit, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the Lord. " No doubt she has already received that welcome. May the eight children and seventeen grandchildren so live that they may be prepared for death as she was, and meet her some sweet day around the great white throne of God to spend an eternity of thanksgiving and praise to Him who sitteth at the right hand cf the Majesty on High. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and mv last end be like His. " Dear friend, farewell. F. A. HOWELL. 1866, Teachers' Association and SpellinK Contest. The Holmes County Teachers' Asset ciatlon will meet in the auditorium of tbe Lexington public school build ing on Saturday, April 10, 1909, at 10 o'clock, with the following program : The teacher in relation to 1. The Home Life of tbe Commu nity. Prof. J. L. Jones, Misses Annie Lunsford and Mary Pulley. 2. The Institutional Life of the Community— a. The Church and Other Religious Institutions, Prof. S. Finch and Miss Hicks. b. Social Organiaztions, Prof. Da vid Sanderson, Misses Fannie Burney and Lillie Howell. 3. The Industrial Life of the Com munitv, Ptof. J. R. Warrington, Miss es Lillie Rathell and Fannie Cook. At 11:30 o'clock a county spelling contest will be held to select a class of five pupils to represent the county at the state contest at Natchez. The con test is open to all the schools of the county without any limit to the num ber or pupils from each school. The contestants will be required to write 100 words as they are pronounced and the five making the highest marks will be selected to make the class for tbe state contest. The words will be taken from the books in use in the public schools of the state. A competent and disinterested com mittee will be selected to select the 100 words and to grade the papers in the contest. This is expected to be the banner meeting of the year in point of both attendance and interest. Respectfully, COMMITTEE. People past middle life usually have some kidney or bladder disorder that saps the vitality, which is naturally lower in old age. Foley's Kidney Remedy corrects urinary troubles, stimulates the kidneys, and restores strength and vigor. It cures uric acid troubles by strengthening the kidneys so they will strain out the uric acid that settles in the muscles and joints causing rheumatism. Sold bv B. S. Beall. Card of Thanks. We desire through the columns of this paper to thank our friends for so mauv deeds of loving kindness shown us in the death of our dear mother, Mrs. M. C. Moore. And we pray that each kind deed may be given back to them should they too have to pass through like afflictions, FROM HER CHILDREN. Up Before the Bar. N. H. Brown, an attorney, of Pitts field, Vt., writes: " We have used Dr. King's New Life Pills for years and find them such a good family medicine we wouldn't be without them." For Chills, Constipation, Biliousness or Sick Headache they work wonders, 25c. at Swinney & Stigler's and B. S. Beall's. __ For Sale. 40 arce truck farm adjoining Durant well improved, new . Will be sold corporation, barn, new houses, etc very cheap if taken at once. C. O. TURNER, Durant. Miss. PREPARED to do your commercial THE ADVERTISER. A MPLY •Cx printing NOW. CORRECT CLOTHES for Gentlemen ai ■ . fSTTADIV/ & V fk We are now ready to show you the New Spring Models from the fa mous Master Tailors and Designers, Schloss Bros. & Co., of Baltimore and New York. You will be surprised what $ 15. will do and from there up wards we have no competitors. P >j ■ fX ; ^ \ i f' X whs V f m / t , ,> • •/'/ ■■ * \ u :v. V • r •» m ■■ iti yS 4 ■ >< 1 1 >'v , v-'v U * .*« X : f A I X** , I L i M A I: ! F m ? yj h w m 1 YOU ARE WELCOME ii m U ti h Mi Thrice Welcome—Let us show you the new styles whether you wish to purchase or not. 1 I & $ # i i ■ m 1 m li ? Distinctive Styles and smart Designs E redominate. There is a suit ere for you be you a Merchant or a Banker, whether for business or dress. Chothes for the young sporty chap or the more conservative, set tled man of affairs. m t J ■: f. & ■ || m \ ! s a CWriflM 1909 IP SCHLOSS BB0S. t C#. fine Ctelfcn Make.-, Baltimore and New York There is a marked tendency this spring to make Business Suits for men more attractive and artistic in appearance In their search for new effeds, fabric weavers have created for this season so many beautiful tones and pattern conceptions that description at once seems impossible. Our showing of Schloss Bros. & Co's Suits for Men and Young Men carries you by easy Steps form the extreme to the most dignified, conservative styles in colors, patterns and models. The Finest Lines of Clothing Made in the World FURNISHINGS —Neckwear—the newest there is—Gloves in the new shades and stitchings—Plain and Fancy effects in Hosiery, Underwear, etc. Some late importations showing Novel Effects. SHIRTING— The new designs are worth seeing. Pickens Brothers Co County Line. Rev. Muirhead filled his regular ap pointment at County Line Bunday. Quite a number of young people went strolling for wild honeysuckle Sunday afternoon. Miss Bertha Stanford returned to her home at Acona Saturday. Mr, Chester Johnson and sister, Miss Alma, of Mt. Pleasant, attended preaching at County Line Sunday, also Mr. R. M. McBride and son, Jesse. Mr. Jesse McBride spent a brief while at Pat Alford's Sunday evening. Misses Omega and CoraAlford enter tained three Carroll county "kids" Saturday. Mr. R. E. Alford and family dined with Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Altord Sun day. Miss Fannie (took spent Monday night at Mr. J. R. Anderson's. Mrs. Allie McCreary spent Monday evening with Mrs. Pat Alford. Old Whack, where art thou? Come back again soon. As news is scarce, I will bid you all adieu. We often wonder how any person can be persuaded into taking anything but Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs, colds and lung trouble. Do not be fooled into accepting "own make" or other substitutes. The genuine con tains no harmful drugs and is in a yel low package. For sale by B. S. Beall. SUNSHINE. For Rent. Between 80 and 100 acres of open land, three miles from Lexington. Three good houses—two with 3 rooms and one with 2 rooms. H. S. HOOKER. "How did you cure your daughter of being left handed?" "I bought her a beautiful diamond ring, and made het wear it on her right, hand. So she got in the habit of doing everything with that hand.' '—Cleveland Leader. Money to Loan. Long time, Easy payments, Low rate of interest. HOOKER & McBEE. Att'vs, Lexington, Miss. 1-211-tf Money to Loan on improved swamp property on long time; easy terms. Office in Court House, W. L. DYER. Lexington, Miss. A MPLY PREPARED to do your eommerci# printing now. THE ADVERTISER. 1 Legal Notices *•* v Petition for Pardon. To His Excellency. E. F. Noel. Governor of Mississippi; The undersigned petitioners most respectfully present this petition for a pardon of Horace Smith, ,1r., who was convicted at the September term of the Circuit Court of Holmes County, in said State, of an ATTEMPT TO COMMIT RAPE and in support of this petition show to your Ex cellency: That at the time the said attempt was made the two parties being a negro boy of about fif teen years of age and a negro girl of about fourteen years of age were engaged in picking strawberries in the field owned by Horace Smith. Sr., and that while they were so engaged there was an agreement made between them by which they were to meet at a certain point near a church and that Horace Smith, Jr., for a cer tain consideration was to be allowed to enjoy her company That the evidence in the entire ease showed that the socalled attempt was purely and simply a bargain and sale and that while they were ful filling the contract that they were caught and that then and not till then the girl began to scream and to call for help. That the judge upon the bench gave to this defendant the very lightest sentence that he possibly could under a verdict of guilty. That we do not believe that there w as ever anv attempt to commit rape and that the evi dence in the ease did not justify a veidict of guilty and thai an innocent negro is being made to suffer. Your petitioners submit that the State 'ot Mississippi is only desirous of punishing the guilty and that there i3 no desire on the part of any of her citizenry to punish an innocent party and therefore your petitioners most respectfully pray that your Excellency will extend clemency in this case and will grant to Horace Smith. ,lr., a full and free pardon. (Signatures omitted.) Petition for Pardon. To E. F. Noel. Governor; We. the undersigned citizens, respectfully pe tition that you pardon one George Henry, a negro who was tried at the March term. 190S, of the circuit court of Holmes county, upon a charge of murder of one Emma Bass, and sen tenced to the penitentiary fertile. Your petition ers stateithat there was grave doubt of the guilt of the defendant, and that the evidence tended largely to show that tbe killing was an accident al homicide. George Henry has made a model convict, has now served four years In the state penitentiary, and we think that he should tie pardoned; and we reapectfully pray that you grant him one. GEORGE HEXRY. (and others.) Notice to Creditors. Estate ot S. N. Sample, deceased—By Dr. S. S. Carter. L. G. Montgomery, Mrs. Mamie E. Sample. Executors—In Chancery Court of Holmes County, Mississippi. All persons haring claims against the estate of S. N. Sample, deceased, will take notkie that on March 1ft. 1909. letters testamentary were granted to the undersigned upon said estate and that all claims against said estate must be registered and probated by the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Holmes County within one year. A failure to probate and register any claim within one year will forever bar said claim This March 1ft. 1909. DR. S. S. CARTER. L. G. MONTGOMERY. MRS. MAMIE E. SAMPLE, Executor*. 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