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I The Semi-w (ly leader.
Special Price
I Attractions
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
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
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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.
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.
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
A False Report
The Jackson Evening News of
Wednesday’ contained the follow
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.
Cases Disposed of During the Last
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
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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
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
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The St. Louis “Big 5” Sales !i
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° a^racte^ hundreds of wide-a-wake buyers always ready for bargains, and it goes without saying that the 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: (>
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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 "
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° 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 *
" 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 (,
° ,, . 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’ «>
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: Big Wagon Sale in Front of McGrath’s ::
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
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Heuck’s Opera House
Sheppard's Moving Pictures!
20 - People = 20
Uniformed Military Band. Operatic Orchestra.
New Novel Specialties. Free Concert at Noon.

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