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The Farmers Union
HAS CHOSEN Herrman Brothers Co TRADE AT THE PRESENT LOWEST PRICES OF ALL FOR THEIR PLACE TO AS THEY MADE THE THEIR COMPETITORS. SOCIAL AND GENERAL It's Lenl. See that maiden so demure With steadfast steps and true Seek the dim cathedral aisle Every day at five— awhile! There's devotion in her eyes That nothing can disg ise She never wears a "flowor pot'' Upon her pretty Psyche knot— She never trips about the town In slim and worldly Empire gown— She only 'plays"— Bridge galore When the "number" is but four— That nun-like look she'll only wear With clothes for which she dosen't care. All this virtue is not sent From Paradise "for good"— It's Lent. FAIRFAX. Edgar AHe* Poe. 1908-1909. Far through the hazes of a hundred yeais We see him, wrapped in solitude and gloom. Enchanted gardens, haunts of pallid bloom, Amid the desert shadowland of Tears, Girt by the dark, wild wilderness of Fears, Glow pale as moongleams on a hoary tomb There roamed he, sealed to melancholy doom, Fate whispering, "Never, never! ' in his ears. Death bade The Raven of his soul de part With all the aching and unrest of yore; The stainless marble fane he reared to Art Shall be his mausoleum evermore And there the anguish of his eager heart Shall find surcease in love of lost Lenore! —WALTER MALONE. The above beautiful poem, by Judge Walter Malone of Memphis, on the Centennial Natal Day otPoe was given high praise and awarded a medal by the University of Virginia. And so again the flowers we miss in life,burst through the gloom when ended is the strife. We trust that Heaven leaves a little gate ajar that we may breathe the incense from Lite's distant star. Personal. Mr. Lester Barr has purchased a lot opposite the Burwell Bungalow in Beallview. The country roads enroute from Greenwood to Lexington proved dis I Experienced Undertaker Licensed Embalmer ^ I have engaged an Undertaker and Licensed Embalmer and have just received an elegant New Funeral Wagon, and will deliver work to any part of the county. <J Have a full of Coffins, Caskets and Burial Robes, etc. My undertaker, Mr. James A. Ross, of Memphis has an experience of over 20 years thoroughly understands the work. (J Every detail looked after promptly; Day or Night. I guarantee satisfac tion both in service and price. and M.M.RAYNER, Night Phone 171 or 16Z Lexington, Miss, Day Phone IN astrous to the grand white steamer au tomobile of Mr. Moutgomery on Sun day. A limb of a tree, thrown in a hollow to fill in a washout, came in violent contact with the gasoline tank causing an explosion and the destruc tion of the beautiful machine. Mr. Montgomery*8 personal loss was a few tresses of hair, but his purse presented the ensemble of a mole hill after an elephant's tread. Mr. Duncan McLeod was the mascot of the exciting trip. Speaking of roads, the verv unsight ly heaps of bricks on the roads about town and the streets are not only ugly but a menace to rubber tires of the vehicles and the comfort of those driv ing. Do things well or not at all Rubbish and bricks mar all the pleas ure of our drives. To take debris from one point and pile at another is not in keeping with the time interest to have outs a City Beautiful. Mr. Henry Stigler of Memphis, was on a visit to the old home the past W Mrs M. E Elliott and little Eliza beth Holloman, of IttaBena, are visit ing friends and relatives. Miss Katherino Walton will leave Thursday for a visit to Miss Louise Hcott, of Rosedale. Speaking of hats—"Every dog has his day," says the pretty girl as she hides ber light under a bush The West End weddings are now the most important topic of Society at their siestas. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Weaver, of Greenwood, are spending some time at Owens Wells. Mr. and Mrs. John Gwin have been visitors at Owens the past week. Our delta friends are all compelled to seek pure water and hill air to keep healthy and happy. Miss Rosa Bains, a lovely visitor here last winter, has just returned to Birmingham after a charming trip to Cuba. w ith the party was Mr. G. W Bains and Miss Florence Peebles, of Winona. Misses McLeod have been on a visit to Mrs. Ken Farr at Holcomb. Mr. and Mrs. Leith Stigler, ofYazoo Citv, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Watt McCain. Wo always love tidings of our friends as they go to and fro. Miss Katherine Pinkerton was lately in St. Louis with the Loula Glaser company where ber personality was accentuated by her unusual charm of Mrs. Pinkerton and el. person and voice. Mr. Peter Pinkerton are Lome making in Chicago. Miss Claire Taylor will spend April at, Hot Springs and thus disappoint her friends who hoped for her return for Easter functions. Mrs. J. C. Picltens visited Mrs. John Elliott Pickens this week in Tchula. Mr. Pickens is in Hot Springs to be relieved of rheumatism hy those magic waters. Mr. Marcellus Smith, of Pickens, was a visitor Monday. Mr. Smith has some relics of George Washington and is enthusiastic over the Sons of Ameri can Revolution. Keasanlng on Capital Punishment, by Dr. P. 1. Bott. I am about convinced that capital puniabment under theprsesent day sys tem is wrong, and to assert a thing without a reason is of no good. It is wrong because two like wrongs never made right and you know it is wrong to kill. Then you must know tbat„the most severe Buffering is that of mind suffering, and those who are best equipped to receive this mind punish ment are generally the very ones who escape, while the one whose mental sensibilities are dead,so far as remorse is concerned, get the death penalty. If it is right to bang one murderei it is l ight to han: every murderer, but the records show that out of about eleven thousand murders in theUnited States annually, the number of execu tions, legal and illegal, to be abut three hundred. If one is disposed to argue that it is to lessen crime, I must say while in London there were only twenty-four in the year 1902, and in 1904 thore were only eleven murders. Just so long as hanging is legalized in this country just that long will its child, lynching, live. I heieve the electric chair no better, as we do not see much of the real crude and barbarous at einpts they sometimes make with this We all know something of the awkward and re peated attempts, and final strangling of some of our scaffold victims. One thing that argues against capital pun ishment is , the liability to execute an innocent person, and the absolute im possibility of any correction therefor. In England Faircloth and Loveday were sentenced to death on the evi dence of a perjurer. Faircloth was nanged and Loveday was about to be executed when evidence was brought to light which proved the innocence of both, but too late for poor Fair cloth. There is no appeal from death or any recourso to correct an injusttice committed therein. Thirteen minutes were consumed in strangling to death, Christopher Merry, the Chicago wife murderer. In some states there is no capital punishment, but if it exists in one state it should exist in all. You know as well as I do that money, social po sition and family connection all play a part in murder trials as elsewhere, if not more telling than elsewhere, and that the public have come to know that this is true; and do vou think it but just to give the poor unfortunate victim a chance to escape the peniten tiary while the more fortunate ones escape With their earthly holdings? It seems to me that it would even things up to a certain extent to make murder in the first degree punishable by life sontence in the penitentiary. There is an expense to a hanging and a profit to the state in the life sen tence, besides when you have a han g ing. one of your citizens must act as executioner. Shall we hold to a bar barous custom which is expensive; which does not lessen murders; which wreaks vengeance on one and lets an other go free: which is capable of do ing a wrong it is powerless to corret; which robs a mother of a loved child, a wife of a loved husband, and the child of father or mother? think of the heart aches of that loving mother, spending sleepless nights of pain worse than death; of that father grieving for hiB son, probably the idol of his lifo; of the loving sisters who went to school and to church together in theii innocent childhood days, and now brother is to be no more yea, worse than if he had never been. Yes, when I think of all this, I do not won der that the pardoning power is used so free, censure those who lean to the side of mercy. We want capital pun ishment relegated to the barbarous practices of the past and buried in a grave, unmarked, unkept and un mourned. There is in this day much said abcut insanity in the murder trials, not a fact that an insane murderer is method of execution. When 1 Is it Like the Sturdy Oak, Briniy Plows Have Stood the Test of Time They Have Now Been on The Market for Seventy Years. Briniy "Universal" Plows are those wood beam plows having the handles bolted to the end of the beam, making it extremely practical and economical to use different style plows and imple ments on the same itock. These combinations are highly appreciated and extensively'used hy fanners. As shown in cut, a turning plow, middle breaker, subsoiler, double shovel plow, sweep plights for sweeps, scrapers, etc., can be used on the same plow Stock. u Combinations Applying to Briniy Universal Plows. One and Two Horse "'v V. J I_ Due to an increasing appreciation of the genuineness of our goods, we are turning out more plows than ev*T before. Soliciting your valued patronage in the future and thanking you for favors in the past, we are Hardware-Lumber Co. Phone 108 Lexington, Miss. W. L. Hooker, President. i dangerous than the sane one? If you rob society of an insane murderer, is there much loss or injustice done? If vou are to continue hangings, would it not be a wholesome influence if a few of those "Dementia ^Americana" were hanged? It seems to me it would put a check on so many so easily be coming overbalanced so suddenly. We are living at an age when the best should be done, for our civilization is too old and our people too enlightened to run in old ruts. The day is not far distant when hangings, lynchings and electric chairs will be an out-of-date practice. The death penalty is wiong if justice were done in all cases and as it is ^regard it bad practice. If hang ing would put a stop to murder then I would say hang, but if it is an abso lute failure why continue? Hanging the living does not bring back the dead or ropair the wounds in the heart of the loved ones, if it did that would be of soma concern. It was thought that picking pockets could be stamped out by making it a hanging offense, but when one was being executed for this very crime, those pickpockets were picking the pockets of the on-lookers. One of the strongest arguments in favor of life imprisonment is that there would be a great many more convictions by our juries. I think if one was sent to the penitentiary for life and let it be so that a pardon tor one for murder in the first degree was not to be granted under any circumstances it would be the very thing. 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