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PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. VOLUME 24—NUMBER 65. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1905. SUBSCRIPTION $2 A YEAR. LOUIS COHN AND BROS.’ Special Price I Attractions l SPEC,Atf Dry Good! Prints, best quality. 5 Bleach Domestic, 32 in. good [quality. 5 Mattress Tick, 28 inch, old price. 5 Broadcloth, all wool, 54 in. wide, large range of colors 60 Tricou, all wool, 30 in. 25 Damask, 52 in. good quality 25 Pepperil’s 8-4 Sheeting, bleached. 20 Plaids, 25 in., heaviest made 5 Children’s Union Suits, well fleeced. 25 Women’s Union Suits, well fleeced. 50 Children’s 10c Ribbed Hose 7£ > Groceries 3 Flour, “ Snow sWreath ” Patent, bbls.$5 50 ; Flour, “Etherial” Patent, bbls. 5 20 . Flour, “ Snow Wreath” Patent, 24 lb. sacks. 75 Bacon, ribs. .. 10 Liverpool Salt, 200 pound sack. 1 45 3 Cream Meal, 38 lb. sack... 65 Sugar, Y. C. 5£ 3 Sugar, white granulated... 6| 3 Swift’s Hams. 15 Swift’s Breakfast Bacon... 14 , Coffee, splendid quality.. . 12£ Leaf Lard, 50 lb. tins, per pound. 9^ 3 Enterprise Soap, 60 lb. 3 box. 2 10 I Various Articles Studebaker Farm Wagon 2f, Cast Skeins with shafts.and seat $3S.50 Standard ^ Leather Top Buggy.$50.00 Jewel Steel Range 4 hole, complete with cooking utensils.. .$29.00 Deering Mower, 44 foot blade.$47.50 Deering 10 foot Steel Rake, horse dump. $24.50 Standard Rotary Sewing Machine, automatic drop-head.$37.50 Blue Grass Cane Mill No. 2.$40.00 Clothing Specials An immense- assortment of serviceable suits, Over coats and Trousers. Newest patterns and snappy styles. AT $10.00—Men’s Suits, made of strictly all wool cheviots. AT $15.00—Men’s Suits, tailor made, all wool worsteds, single and double breasted. I AT $20.00—Men’s Suits, tailor-made, all wool worsteds, single and double breasted. AT $5.00—Youth’s Suits, cassimeres, nobby styles. AT $8.00—Youth’s Suits, in worsteds, cassimeres and serges. AT $10.00—Youth’s Suits, all wool worsteds, very nobby, single and double breasted. TROUSERS—The handsomest patterns we have ever shown. ------- Shoe Specials Edwin Clapp’s Men’s Shoes in vici and box calf. .... $5 00 Edwin Clapp’s patent vici and colt. 6 00 Crawford’s Men’s Shoes, vici. 3 50 Crawford’s Men’s Shoes, patent vici. 4 00 Utz & Dunn’s Ladies Shoes . $1 50 to 4 00 jg Millinery Specials Silk Velvet Hats trimmed • in the latest styles @ $3, $3.50 and.$4 50 Felt and Velvet Hats, new shapes, trimmed tastily, @ $1.50 to. 2 50 Hack Hats in all the popu lar shapes and colorings in felts @. .$1.00 to 2 50 LOUIS COHN & BROS. WEST SIDE R. R. BROOKHAVEN, MISS. ■ ^PS®TyJ,i;WP n] !L“ iSSX&B ? tod. BECAUSE I I *0. BECa USE '”P',SS‘b'* 'or Ke to P"’Pm' f ^ "■““•j'sssr "”o‘w“sD”""“t“"*t -1 Brookh®5"S.y><PEKB I 5%^*S2feSi-*i &SJ? I Bg°^w / -lr0“~‘ ' OIJ8llt t0 'nsqre AT 0(fCE , | IN MEMORIAL Carrie Smith, daughter of Nick and Mrs. Francis Smith, born Dec. 28th, 1899, died Oct. 52th,' 1905; age 5 years, 9 months anfl 2T flays* She was a kind, smart little f;irl, and is gone on to be with her ittle sister who is at rest. She was sick a little over two weeks, and after great suffering she passed from time to eternity. The funeral services were opened by N. P. Jlavers, and closed by Hev. %. Lofton, who came just a little too late to preach her funer al, through a misunderstanding over the telephone. After ser vices she was laid away to rest at New Frospect church. To her bereaved parents, little sister and brother, and o(}ier relatives' wc pxtend 6qr heartfelt sympathies. E- A, POSEY. Members of the Ladies’ Auxil iary are requested to meet at Mrs. L. H. Baggett’s Saturday after noon, Dec. 2, at 3:30 o’clock. Business of importance is on band. "’Qrders.taken at Ybe Trader of fice for engraved visiting cards. CIRCUIT COURT NEXT MONDAY. Tho Lincoln County Circuit Court convenes next Monday for a four weeks’ term. A year ago when Circuit Court convened, whitecapism had been rampant in some portions of the county for over two years, and its insid ious and lawless spirit had per meated and tainted a large portion of the citizenship of the county hitherto unsuspected of sympathy or fellowship with this infamous organization. As we have reason to know, Lincoln county’s repu tation was so bad beyond her bor ders on account of the white cap crimes committed here, it was not believed that there were enough good and loyal citizens left in the county to cope with the situation and vindicate the law, and a large portion of our own citizenship who had no sympathy with this criminal organization, shared this view and believed when the No vember Court convened, that nothing material could be accom plished, Ilow wide of the mark these pessimistic views were and what was accomplished by the court, through the co-operations of the law-abiding citizens of the county, are now matters of histo ry. It was a crucial time, when the law and the best citizenship of the county on the one hand, and white capism, with all that that implies on tne otner, were ootu on trial before the world, and the former won a grand triumph and valiant!}7 vindicated Lincoln’s right to be counted among the law loving and law enforcing coun ties of the great commonwealth of Mississippi. Since the last November Court adjourned, the white cap organi zation has been scattered and has not shown its head in Lincoln county. The county has been wholly free from crimes trace able to it, and peace and good or der have prevailed within our borders. The better class of citi zens who were deceived and mis led into joining the Farmers League with its fearful oath and secret grips and signs, have fully realized their mistake and taken their place on the side of law and order again, and the bad element and those who deserved a worse treatment than they received and are nursing their grudges and the old evil white cap spirit, dare not come out in the open and show7 their heads. It is a record of which every good citizen of th<i county may well feel proud. There have been a number of crimes in the county of the usual character since the last term of court, including several killings, and the grand jury and the court will have important work before them when they meet next Mon day. It is hoped and believed that the record made will again be one of which no good citizen of the county need apologize or feel ashamed. A False Report The Jackson Evening News of Wednesday’ contained the follow ing: It is a matter of current report, although none of the W. C. T. U. members have yet publicly ex pressed themselves on the subject, that there is some likelihood of the convention expressing its dis approval of Governor Vardaman’s plan to raise funds to purchase a silver service for the battleship Mississippi on the ground that the chief feature of the silver service is a wine set, and this feature they cannot give their endorsement. It is not likely that the battleship crew would want the silver ser vice unless the wine set was one of its constituent parts. The Mississippi W. C. T. U. met in McComb City yesterday and is now in session. The Lead er is authorized by Mrs. H. B. Kells, the honored president of the organization, to state that the report published by the News is wholly without foundation in fact. She says that so far as she and other prominent members of the W. C. T. U. are concerned, noth ing in reference to Gov. Varda nians’ effort to raise money for a silver service for the “Mississip pi” lias ever been mentioned or discussed. Such action as the News mentions, the members of the W. C. T. U. consider would be officious and outside of their sphere of work. The Franklin Coqrf, The Franklin Circuit Court was expected to adjourn yesterday af ternoon. The grand jury adjourn ed Thursday. It returned 20 true bills, ignored IT, and referred two to the next grand jury. The Newman-Grioe shooting was among the eases ignored, Chas, McManus, indicted for the mur der of Section Foreman Coker at Hamburg, was tried and acquit ted. Judge Wilkinson is said to have severely reprimanded the jury for their verdict. Harry Aldridge, indicted fqr. the murder qf the Breedlove brothers, was pjaced on trial Thursday, but the result has not yet beep learned. The case of John Nettles and the Mixons indicted for the murder of Pink Adams was continued un til next term. A motion to quash the indictment in this case be cause two of the members of the grand jury were on the qoronpr’s jury which Investigated the kill ing of Adams, was overruled by the Court. IN THE LOCAL COURTS. Cases Disposed of During the Last Week. Mayor’s Court.. City vs. W. C. Williams Drunk. $5 and costs. City vs. E. L. Davis-Drunk. $5 and costs. City vs. P. Z. Thedford— Drunk and disorderly. $10 and costs. City vs. Tom Deace—Disturb ing the peace. $5 and costs. Justice Daughtry’s Court. Creet Watkins—Cursing. Fined $9.50 and costs. Louis Collins—Assault and bat tery. Fined $1 and costs. Ellen Johnson — Assault and battery. $9.50 and costs. Minerva Wilson—Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Jennie Nelson—Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Ida Nelson — Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Addie Nelson—Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Josie Smith—Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Jim Cupit—Peace Bond. Sallie Cupit—Peace bond. Justice Hoffman has several cases docketed, but the only one tried during the last week was Kicb Thompson for being drunk in a public place. He was given $2.50 and costs. " »V» - A Bad Condition of Affairs at Harmony. The readers of The Leader will remember an account published several weeks ago, of a drunken row and shooting scrape at Har mony on the occasion of the open ing of the public school and the serious disturbance of the au dience during a portion of the program. From a communication by Prof. Bracie Campbell, pub lished in this issue of The Leader, it appears there has been a repe tition of this disgraceful, drunken conduct, this time on the occasion of a Sabbath School gathering, principally of ladies and children. As Prof. Campbell well says, it is high time the good citizens and school patrons of the Harmony community were calling a halt on such hoodlum ism, if they have any regard for the welfare of their children and a due respect ,for themselves. We again call the attention of the people at Har mony and of other country com munities afflicted as it is, to the fact that it is not only a violation of the law for a person to appear intoxicated in public, but it is a violation of law to carry any kind of intoxicating liquor to a public gathering. The grand jury meets next Monday and this "subject ought to be seriously taken up with that body. » •» • REGULAR JURY LIST. Persons Selected to Serve at the No vember Term of Circuit Court. First Week—J. S. Reeves, E. A. Lovell, W. M. Diamond, W. J. Ellzy, O. R. Price, J. M. Mc Cullough, W. S. Applewhite, Wesley Smith, Emanuel Posey, J. N. Case, James L. Sutton, Joe Cope, Eldridge Smith, I. W. Mason, W. Lee Bowman, H. T. Moogan, J. H. Ghitte, J. Andrew Moak, L. M. Smith, Lewis Durr, J. A. Carroll, W. B. Allen, D. A. Pitts, Jesse Hoggatt, J. B. Greer, James Hux, II. E. Yawn, Clave Gill, Anderson Case, N. M. Ntv ils, Hugh Gill, H. D. Bullock, J. E. Furr, W. J. Chandler, Berry Thompson, Virgil Brister, N. L. Grice, O. Prestridge, Clarence Smith, J. J. Entrican, W. Law son Smith, W. A. Brewer, N. C. Barlow, W. D. White, Marcus Brister, J. G. Ey$ar, J, W. D. Hart, Li- A, Dunn, I. F. Case, G. L. Scott, Second Week—W. L. Chandler, P. J, Cassidy, M. A. Crawford, D. 8. Hughes, P. A. Reeves, Willie Stewart, J. J. Rushing, Luther Brown, W. J. Rawls, B. J. Jackson, Geo. M. Decell, C. H. Hamilton, F. G. Furr, James East, Benson Blister,. Charley Coon, Eugene Phillips, Thad M. Lard, W. S. Calcote, A. W. Wal ker, E. Cohn, L. G. Lambright, J. W. Furr, B. H. Crawford, B. F. Price, R. W. Boyte, J. M. Givin, E. C. Hodges, M. B. God bold, A. J. StiKyeH. Third Week—J. F. Smith, S. W. Hoskins, H. F. Middleton, J. W. Ward, J. A. Price, Riley Rawls, W. A. Brown, J. M. Big ner, T. E. Little, Pink Smith, J. M. May, Jr., L. H. Baggett, M. L. Crawford, J. L. Garner, J. S. Boone, John Lawrence, John W. Magee, J. W, Reed, C. W. Pick ering, W, G. Calender, L. L, Magee, F. F. Parsons, W. R. Furr, E. Nations, H. L). Beeson, W. J. McClellan, D. P. Jones, W. A. Richardson, Elclen Smith, John Linton Eourth Week—Claude Bowen, R. W- Bee, Martin, Denham, L. J. Moore, S. H. Moak, T. E. Bushy, W. L. Byrd, T. J. Porter, W. T. Alderman, A. M, Calender, W. S. Graham, G. W. Ard, A. H. Johnson, William Davis, Will Daughdrill, J. b. Roberts, F. W. Fisher, H. Z. Smith, R. E. Eur low, T. J. Watson, W- H. Bry ant, J. R. Parmer, W- H, Mul lins, 1. J. Newton, Sidney Wil liams, L. L. Baeot, L. H. Wil liams, Nathan Lofton, W. L. Entrican, J. O. Paxton. Whiteapism in Franklin. Franklin county owes a duty not only to herself but to the whole State to stamp out this iniq uity effectually and without mercy. Whitecapism is a disease more dangerous in its effects than yellow fever or small pox, and if it is not checked in Franklin it will inevitably spread to her neighboring counties. There were compromises last spring with white caps which, made then in the interest of peace, have since proven most unwise. Let Frank lin county heed the lesson taught by this sad experience, that there can be no compromise with crime. —Magnolia Gazette. Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, the Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church will ob serve the annual week of prayer, thanksgiving and self-denial. The meetings will be held daily at 4 p. m- Monday at the home of Mrs. Chiles; Tuesday with Mrs. Anna Middleton; Wednesday with Mrs. J. T. Butler; Thursday at the dis trict parsonage; Friday at Whit worth College. Everybody in Brookhaven is cordially invited to attend these meetings. Willie Pickering, a young man of Franklin county, accidentally shot himself a few miles from Brookhaven on the Meadville road yesterday evening. Dr. A. 0. Lofton went out to attend him, but The Leader Went to press be fore we learned the extent of his injuries. I — —-— Justice Whitfield, of the State Supreme Court, and a member of the new Code Commission, has come out in a rather lengthy state ment in regard to the criticisms 'by the Jackson papers and corres pondents of the new code. The statement has been published in about all the papers in which the criticisms appeared, and a careful reading of it would convince the unbiased reader that much of the criticism was uncalled for and un just. The three gentlemen in charge of the work of ’‘classify ing, arranging and revising” the code are eminently fitted for the work, and no three men in the State could do it with greater efficiency. — Hinds County Ga zette. W. N. Bates, the young white man who has been giving the Osyka authorities so much trouble recently, was tried again before Mayor Wright Friday. Bates having agreed to leave Osyka for good was fined $25 and costs in this case and all other cases against him dismissed. Last Sat urday, however, Bates reappeared in town accompanied by his fath er and proceeded to raise quite a disturbance, with the result that he was once more arrested and placed in jail.—-Magnolia Gazette. 'Dr. A. C. Lofton, a prominent young physician of Franklin, was in town yesterday. See The Leader about your Job Printing. The Leader was in error in stating in its issue of last Satur day that the negro, Wm. Davis, charged with being accessory to the murder of Sim Stovall, had re iterated his confession at the pre liminary trial before Justice Summers. On the contrary, we are told that he repudiated the in criminating statements made to the jail officers and claimed that be was influenced by fear on ac count of his surroundings, which no doubt simply spells that he told the truth in jail and lied to the ctfurfr. Marriage Licenses Issued Daring the Past Week. White—Pink Boyte and Mias Elia Kelley; J. S. Hay man and Miss Mattie Brown; Bennie Cagle and Miss Matilda Anding; J. J. McCaffrey and Miss Amelia Smith; Morel Smith and Miss £i0ra S“>ith; W. A. Smith and Miss Desdie O. Porter. Colored-fMonroe Evans and Florence Collins; Wees Byrd and Amanda Greer; Haney Bankston and iiabie Lambrigbt; Squire Collins and Pinkil Elizabeth Uurnes. ; I 0PENS DAILY AT 7 A. M. CLOSES SATURDAY AT 9:30 P. M. ° O CLOSES DAILY 6:30 P. M. CLOSES ALL DAY THANKSGIVING " " — o The St. Louis “Big 5” Sales !i <► 0 ° a^racte^ hundreds of wide-a-wake buyers always ready for bargains, and it goes without saying that the o o MoGKATH STOKES WERE WELL BEPBESENTED. o ° . . „^ie sa*es were extensively advertised, and it was apparent that the competition of the big wholesale stores would be < ► o re(i hot from start to finish. The St. Louis “ad.” read as follows: (> A k I S MERCHANTS COME TO ST. LOUIS! \ ° I • stocks int!lnfi*fnr*thfprnnop*6fS816 Rf7. ^oods bou.ses °,f St- Louis> for tbe purpose of disposing °f ail odd lots and surplus • ♦ | saleskduring the same period* to market them> dur,Dg tbe current season, have mutually arranged to hold their closing out 8 I i chant to Sfthe Sofif nVAi?een he,dr^ tbeudiffere“^ houses at various times during the past, made it impossible for the mer- 8 < ► t • hoSL ^ l tb co“Pet,fclonL tbat would be created were all the sales held at the same time. Therefore these five • < ► 1 8 houses will make their offerings Nov. 13th to 18th inclusive, under the name of ST. LOUIS BIG 5 SALES. 8 4, t 8 WholesalenrfrKSS" thUS Created W1«! r®su,t ,n a Sreat benefit to every buyer. The stocks carried by the St. Louis ; l : ^ow^et?e Kb! argef£ °gen ?tock of DrJ Goods Of any market in the United States. It is well 8 I J mosUctfveo/anvmarketnnd“P®^1,?.11 between the five Urge wholesale dry goods houses in St. Louis is the keenest and • ° ! Thon^h hoH L k V d tbat £t. Louis is the largest distributor of Dry Goods of any city in the United Siates. 8 ° ♦ 8 though held at the same time, each house will conduct its own sale in its own way. 8 I I 8 houses laraee£sortm'pn!*rbnfC«!fnllyhFr3UpeuaD^ claSSmLed t0 facil-itate buying, and merchants will find on sale at the several 8 0 1 8 SsTr SthJSlS S b 8 “erel!aDJi*t The competition offered by the different houses insures remarkable j 0 ° J bargains lor on-the-ground purchasers to make their selections from MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DRY GOODS 8 ° : duct a sale of the crnnds ^eTin °^‘inQI|ianse benefit to every merchant who attends. It will enable him, upon his return, to con- ; ° o • ,ct a sale or the goods he has bought, reaping tbe benefit in bis own store by giving his patrons REAL BARGAINS The 8 <► O 8 fj!? at° a bSig saving6 0t th® ye“r WheD retail St°CkS are dePleted and will afford efery merchant an unusual opportunity to “fill • n 8 . St. Louis wants a still closer alliance with her “trade territory.” St. Louis dry goods houses have broken all ore- 8 ° „ j first gram!^ovelfor'new^ecouls?^ mean a^atter «b'a year’s record in 1606. This sale at the prices oRered, constitutes?tbe j " ° 8 m °Pen 9 a. m. Monday, November 13, and continue until 6 p. m., Saturday, Nov 18 “First come—first served ” 8 <► ° j thMhfanwe in KeTuTarTmd^0^ th“ is an °PPortunity ^ »P” the year 1905, with bigger sales j o ", j with,,nnM0aT^mpOtneas".railr0adSt0St'L<’“i8' SPeCia' arrangements have been made with .11 railroads to deJiver goods j " " 1 CARLETON DRY GOODS CO. ELY & WALKER DRY GOODS CO J ' ’ •" I RKJKSIIX MYGOODS^O <i0°DS °°' HARGADINE-McKITTRICK DRY GOODS CO. j ” .. «...—...—...—....—.................................—...............—...—....—.—............_.! '' * " " ° day brou ght !$! success’ thoufb jt must have cost the St. Louis merchants a pile of money. Each new ° n J brought still further reductions in prices, each firm straining every nerve to make the biggest sales. 4 * ;; BUYERS FROM THE McGRATH STORES SECURED RATTLING BARGAINS " III the public will " n be benefited by the slashing, price-cutting sale of the big St. Louis wholesale merchants aesiraDle stock’ and tbe publ,c will (, " GOODS FROM THE BIG SALE ARE COMING IN DAILY! •• ° ,, . Ask McGrath about the bargain offerings that are to be found in every department of the biff store Thp HvpIv Full < * * [temeLglTw reil>yJ-nStltUted attthe one;pri.ce sutore. ?iU become even more vigorous L the season advances and ’ prices will^be ex- <> n :®e;3ul0pV' 111 w*‘ pay you *9 ln™stigate the claims of the Big Department Store. You not only buy Groceries at nr ices that o n° be beaten> but 0D raany ltems 115 Clothing, Shoes, Dry Goods, Etc. YOU SAVE FROM 10 TO 25ypER ^ENT. IN ACTUaE VALUE ° : McGrath’s Little Side Show Grows:: ° , . ,Mdre and interesting as the weeks roll on. Last Saturday the Big Wagon Sale in front of the store was a hummer ! [ ;; haft price*: °f ShlWd b°yerS ad'?antage of the ba^° offerings "that wegnt t0g the highestITmL-JujofTbem goinga5 ] J 0 he thou jMc(DatUhwfntTf7tn^eldiLap%Athe wbfwbereforeu°.f tbe window and wagon sale. One wide-awake customer said ° 1 a little of i fee very Satarda^!1 tb Xmas Ev6 rUSh (when g°°ds are given away from the roof of the store) by doi°g ’' ° Annfhfr ~hou2bt must be to relieve the crowded condition of the big store incident to the usual heavy Saturday trade. n ;; that’s anolh^fstor^ffitu^fo “sSy "nowfhatyoTcSnS foAL^1' theS<5 ^ *'*tbe 1681 168800 iS-W611’ «> 4 k : Big Wagon Sale in Front of McGrath’s :: STORE, SATURDAY, NOV. 25TH AT 2 P. M. f O contents oMkef °f Merchandise sacrifi«d—goods sold to the highest bidder. You cannot afford to miss it. Bear in mind that the <► ° 2i|b(etakv“,°U?i3p'm Saturday and SOLD REGARDLESS Oh COST. You buy at your own price. McGrath pays the o o freight. You will always find special attractions at the well-stocked store of H w John McGrath & Sons BROOKHAVEN, MISS. :: ^ O Heuck’s Opera House TUESDAY EVE, NOV. 28 Sheppard's Moving Pictures! SPECIAL MATINEE TUESDAY AT 3 P. M. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29 EILER’S BIC 8CENIC PRODUCTION “ RIP VAN WINKLE ” 20 - People = 20 (COUNT ’EM.) Uniformed Military Band. Operatic Orchestra. New Novel Specialties. Free Concert at Noon. SEATS ON 8ALE AT HEOCK’S.