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p«i «T| THE SEMI- LEADER. - J PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. 24 -MEMBER 69 ' BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1905. _ ' pTv vni ip T A XFS BEFORE DEC. 15TH AND SAVE THE 10 PER CENT. DAMAGES. *♦♦♦♦♦♦♦« ♦♦ ►♦♦♦♦*» *♦**• J ...... | 11L. COHN & BBOS.l ♦ • • t ♦ ; —-SELL • X ♦ j Studebaker Wagons and Buggies ? | 11 Anchor Surries and Continental Buggies j; ♦ j The celebrated “Jewel Stoves & Ranges” j jj || Blue Grass Cane Mills |i! 11 Cook’s Evaporators j ii 11 Standard Rotary Sewing Machines i ii ♦ 2 2 n Breech Loading and Automatic Guns • | 11 Furniture and Household Furnishings | ii ...; : ♦ w • ♦ ; ♦ • Tailor and Custom Made Clothing :! | : Ladies’ Ready to Wear Garments t s Fine and Medium Grade Shoes ♦ : - ♦ • ♦ : Ladies’ Hack & Trimmed Hats : : ♦ j Fancy and Staple Dry Goods ♦ 5 _ ♦ • ......... • • ij | GROCERIES ij j HARDWARE ij j MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ij | HARNESS & SADDLERY i; I FEED STUFF & FERTILIZERS i > « I • t r''"' m* m] : Nothing is More Appropriate T ■ ^Z^'/ ^ ^ f *, For an Xmas gift than a box of <( }-i I HUYLER’S t DELICIOUS I \ GANDY \ ;-1 ^ Our line will be very large, well as* - <> ♦ sorted and extremely fine. Don’t fail ° to see same. ** l YOUR FRIENDS, > „ ! C. I GRAFTON DRUG CO. | t phone 3i ;; 1 I t M M I t It t M t M M M t M M t C<)OOQOQOOOQOOOOQOQQQQQQQOO~X)OOOOQQOOQQQQQOQOOQOQQOOe> | Horses at Auction! | I We will sell Horses at auction at our | barn at 11 o’clock every Saturuu/ dur= | ing December. We have horses of all jij classes and you get them at your own iji price. Pick out your horse and bid up, ijj gentlemen. ||| Henderson & Turnbough | OQOOOOOOOOQQOOOOOOQQQQOOX OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Three Papers 1 year for $2.25—280 Issues The Leader, The Memphis News*Scimitar and The Home and Farm THE CIRCUIT COURT; JOHN HERRING CONVICTED OF MAN SLAUGHTER. Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years in the Penitentiary. Stanley Swearangan, Colored, on Trial for Murder of Eugene Dickey. Ernest Sutton, a young white man, pleaded guijty to an indict ment charging him with retailing, and was fined $500.00, and sen tenced to 00 days in jail. John Lee, a negro, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with obtaining money under false pretenses, and was fined $20.00 and sentenced to 80 da vs in jail. James Toler, a negro, pleaded guilty to obtaining money by false pretense ana was fined $20.00 and given 30 days in jail. The case of the State vs, John Herring, charged with the mur der of Tom Frazier, was submit ted to the jury Thursday after noon about 3 o’clock, and at 11:45 a. m. yesterday the jury returned a verdict of guilty of manslaugh ter and the court imposed a sen tence of 25 years in the peniten tiary. The jury wTas constituted as fol lows: J, A. Blister, Prince Cal lender, J, J. Bushing, B. J, Jackson, T. M. Laird, Fielding McCalip, Tom Sykes, Julius Tyler, VV. J. Bawls, Benson Blis ter, A. Maxwell, W. Lee Max well. When this report closed yester day evening the court was engaged in the trial of the case of Stanley Swearangan, charged with the murder of Eugene Dickey at a negro picnic on the Bristol1 dummy line in August of this year. At the time of the homi cide Dickey lived on Mr. E. J. Carruth’s place and Swearangan lived in Bogue Chitto. Both were colored. Swearangan is being defended by Messrs. H. Cassedy and J. JJ, Yawn, and Mr. Jas. Cassedy, of Summit, as assisting District At torney Webb in the prosecution, Judge J. Tl. Price and Mr. Cutreer, of Magnolia; Hon. E. M, Barber, of Biloxi; J. W. Cassedy, II. V. Wall and Hooker Mc Geliee, of Summit; C. E. Mc Michel, of Wesson, and Mr. Millsaps, of Hazlehurst, are among the out-of-town attornevs in attendance at court this w’eek.' The grand jury is still in session. Cotton Must Rise, Says Hayne. New Orleans, Dec. fi.—Frank B. Hayne, leader of the New Or leans bulls, in an interview in the Times-Democrat is caustic in his comments on Secretary Wilson of the U. S. Department of Agricul ture, due to the fact that the department’s estimate of 10,167, 818 bales was based on 500 pounds per bale gross, whereas 22 pounds should have been deducted for bagging and ties, making the bale 178 pounds Det. Said Mr. Hayne: “If this year’s estimate had been made on the same basis-as last year’s estimate, the figures that would have been read out on the cotton exchange today would have been 9,720,431 bales, instead of 10,167,818 bales, and it seems most extraordinary that the De partment of Agriculture in spite of the protest of the New Orleans cotton exchange, should have thus willfully created a wrong impres sion in the public mind by mak ing the estimate on an entirely different basis from what they had hitherto doDe. The spinners’ takings last year were 12,450,000 bales. . So far this year they are 181,000 bales more thaqjio tVje same date last year, which show$ that if the supply weye fhtre fhe spinners’ faking^ for two years would certainly be 25,000,000 Dales. As the supply, however, is less than 34,000,OQQ hales, it is simply ap impossible proposition for the supply to meet the de mand. There is but one answer and that is, cqlton must advanoe to a price that will check con sumption. The mills nave already bought fully 00 per cent, of this crop at an average price probably lower than their purchases to this date last year, therefore with far better trade and materially higher prices for goods they can aflord to pay very much more than today’s prices before consumption will be checked. I feel confident, therefore, that every farmer who will sigD the pledge of the South ern Cotton Growers’ Association to hold for fifteen cents vyUl pp doubtedly have ah 'opportunity of realizing that prfce. * -- # Marriage Licenses Issued During the Past Week. \yiiitps—^eqnard \yootep and Miss JJuDnip Loffon; Marshall Watts and Miss Beulah Smith Colored—Coy May and Modena Campbell; Willie Bowman and Josephine Ifendersou; Ben Moore apd Flora Johnson; Bobert Meyers and Maude Evans; Jasper Cain and Louisa Leggett; liandy Booker and Leanna Hood; Wil liam Dunn and Arzila Porter. IN THE LOCAL COURTS. Cases Disposed of During the Last Week. Mayor’s Court. Ernest Sutton—Disturbing the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs and to stand committed until same is paid. Sam Rawls—Defaulting street hand. Judgment for $3.00 and costs and defendant to stand com mitted until same is paid. Sam Rawls —Keeping pigs pen ned in corporate limits in viola tion of ordinance on subject. Fined $5.00 and costs ancj to stand committed untjl same is paid. Ernest Diaz—Disturbing peace. Fined $2.50 and costs. Mary Symlje— Petit larceny. Defendant sentenced to jail for 30 days and to pay all costs. Geo, White, Geo. Washington and Dige Koward—Gaming. Fin ed $2,50 each and costs, and to stand committed until same is paid. Geo. Moses, Nona Weathersby, John Warden and John Tyrone— Gaming. Fined $2.50 and costs, and defendants to stand commit ted until same is paid. Justice Hoffman's Court. State vs. Joe Mullins—Profan* ity. Plea of guilty and fined $5,jOO and costs, $tate vs. John Pryant—Petit larceny. Plea of guilty and fined $10.00 and costs. -—-• ♦ t-* Bad Negro Killed. George Prewitt, a desperate negro, who has been lurking around Brookhaven and Bogue Chitto, for several weeks past, was killed north of Heuck’s Re treat Thursday afternoon by Offi cers Will Meteer, of Brookhaven, and B. W. O’Neal, of Bogue Chit to, while resisting arrest and attempting to escape. Prewitt was wanted at Bogue Chitto on a charge of vagrancy and carrying concealed weapons. He was kqowq to carry a big Colt’s 44, and had repeatedly made threats that he wouldn’t be arrested. Having eluded the offi cers at Bogue Chitto, about a week ago, he had since been dodg ing around in the neighborhood of Brookhaven and Heuck’s Re treat. He was finally located by Marshal O’Neal through the aid of an old negro named Jake Math ison, in the neighborhood of Heuck’s Retreat, whom he was! suspected of having robbed of I some money. Thursday afternoon Marshal O’Neal and Policeman Meteer, armed with double-barreled shot guns and accompanied by Consta ble Moak, of Beat 4, left Brook bayen qn the Pearl River Railroad train, got off at Heuck’s Retreat, and were piloted to a ootton field about 2 raijes distant, where the negro was said to be temporarily engaged in picking cotton. By stealth, Messrs. O’Neal and Meteer managed to get in shoot ing distance of him before he was aware of their presence. No sooner had he discovered them1 than he started off, and being call ed on tu halt, paid no heed to the command. They each fired a shot without trying to hit him, thinking this would stop him, but it did not, and when the negro, who continued to make off, found they woro-pursuing him, he drew his pistol and began firing on the officers. They both then shot again to hit, and brought him to the ground mortally wounded. When the officers got to where be was lying he was still clutching bis pistol and died in a few min utes. Prewitt is reported to be from Alabama, where he is said to haye killed two men, a«d wa§ also sus pected df hejng the negro wabted fqr rqqrder at Tupelo, Miss. Constable Blue has been trying to effect his arrest for some time as a suspect. Seven-Lock Cotton. Air. J. S. AlcDavid, one of The Leader’s valued .subscribers at Malcum postofflce, brought to this office yesterday a cotton boll of this year’s growth, containing 7 partitions or sections. The most cotton bolls have only 4 or 5 locks, but this had the unusual number of 7, all well developed. The boll itself was of full size. Air. Alc David is saving the seven lock3 of cotton from this boll and next year is going to carefully plant the seed and see if he can’t propa gate a seven-lock variety of cot ton from them. He alsu promises to report the result of |ps experi ment to he Leader in dne season. -i t t — CtWPFess Cotton Receipts. Mr. L* L. Magee, of the Brook haven Compress, furnishes The Leader with the following statis tics on cotton received at the compress by wagon for the months named: 1904 1905 Sept, * - - 5287 - - 4409 Oct. - - - 6501 - - 4679 Nov. - ~ - 6814 - - 5123 18,602 14,211 This makes this year’s receipts 4391 bales behind last year’s for the corresponding period. THE HOLIDAY OPENINGS Price’s Opening. Thursday was nn auspicious day for any popular social function; and “Openings” in Brookhaven are developing into companiona ble, cosmopolitan gatherings where the common brotherhood of man, or sisterhood of woman, reigns serenely, and there is nev er a shadow thrown by caste or clique. It was just such a merry go-easy convivial crowd as this that formed a long procession on Thursday and Inspired by music from the tips of Miss Jemmie Vardemans nimble fingers, march ed .into the store of the Price Drtig Co., to inspect their elegant display of Christmas goods. Mr. W. E. Price, the able man ager of this popular drug firm, has shown his enterprise and keen business acumen by display ing his wares in The Leader, so that enumeration of his various and multiplied articles of mer chandise from the lowest to the highest in value, would be super fluous here. There is welcome in the atmos phere of the Price Drug Store and the most aflable and accommo dating corps of clerks to bo se cured. Santa Claus is in full swing at Price’s. The ladies were all delighted with souvenirs of the day in the shape of artistically decorated en velopes, filled with sachet powder. At J. M. Wood’s. if one’s spirits lagged at all on Thursday, they were revived at the> well known grocery store of J. M. Wood, where tea or coffee were served each guest free. The tempting stock of fruits, candies and Christmas novelties in his line, was enhanced by waving ferns, in their springtime beauty, placed here and there to rest the eye and please the sense. Mr. Wood again treated his guests on yesterday and maintained his rep utation for generous courtesy. There is no more popular place of business in our city than J. M. Wood’s. Methodist Ladies’ Enterprise. in the building next the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. Cope a be' y of busy women sold fancy articles furnished by friends, in the interest of the Methodist church, and furnished dinners to quite an army of hungry people, who went away satisfied after par taking of their viands. The ladies handled over their counters near ly $100 and were gratified, as they deserved to be, at their suc cess. Opera House Opening. In the evening at 8:30 an au dience limited by the walls of the Opera House assembled to greet Jule Foreman and her Musical Comedy Co. Both this charming sQubrette and her supporters de lighted and charmed their hearers and the evening was counted one of the greatest successes in the history of the Opera House. Manager Heuck responsively met the approving smiles of his pleas ed people. Opening at Heuck’s. Yesterday from early morn to dewy eve and on into the night time Santa Claus was holding a grand levee at the long-establish ed business house of C. Ileuck & Son. The display was a grand array of everything in Christmas goods that one could think or ask. The skin-flint who fails to remember his own this Christmas, will go down in history as a penniless pauper, for “things are cheap.” If he chanced to stay away for fear of spelling money, all his New Year will be shadowed by the thought that he might have, gone and gotten free one of those beautiful souvenir plates engrav ed in gilt letters, “Compliments of C. Hcuck & Son, Brookhaven, Miss., 1905.” He might have had this to graciously give to his wife—-but his opportunity is gone. At this writing the long pro cession, still marches to and fro, the young heart hot and restless, the old subdued and slow—but all gratified at what they saw at Heuck’s; and they’re going back, from time to time, until the event ful 25th. Lincoln Appeal Case Affirmed. An interesting dooison was ren dered by the Supreme Court Monday in the case of Milton Moses vs. State, from the Circuit Court, of Lincoln county, where in attorney for appellant contend ed that beer did not come under the classification of vinous and spirituous liquors. Chief Justice Whitfield stated that this view is reoognized in some States, but not in Mississippi/ Tersely stated, any fluid that intoxicates in this State is considered vinous and spirituous. — Jackson Evening News. Van B. Kees is located at Mem phis, where be holds the responsi ble position of assistant cashier in an express office. Mr. Kees is delighted with the situation and is measuring up tp it§ demands. |TTmmTTrTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTY rrmTfTmmTTTTmfT TTTVTTTrVVT TV ► ' --- 4 X jL_ . CJ._OPENS DAILY AT 7 A. M. \ X CLOSES DAILY 6:30 P. M. X X V ' *Vfl— CLOSES SATURDAY 9:30 P. M. : ► _ ■* McGRATH’S £ ELEGANT XMAS | GOODS ARE ROLLING IN AT A LIVELY RATE * ► and will be ready for display in a few days. Particulars regarding the many attrac- * ► tive items, purchased especially for the Christmas trade, will appear at an early date. You < ► cannot afford to buy these lines until you get a look at the McGRATH stock. Prices will be * ► marked in plain figures and will be low enough to win your favor. Remember, too, that in 2 ► addition to the Special Holiday Line you will find many items in our regular stock admirably * ► suited for Xmas Presents***useful as well as ornamental. * ► 4 ► 4 | Cake a Look at the Specials in \ ► —- 4 ► 4 ► Furs, Ladies’ Wraps, Waists L? Skirts, \ l Elegant Silks, Dress Goods, Linens, 4 l Scarfs, Handkerchiefs, Fancy Purses, 2 ► Beaded Bags, Silk Opera Bags, Ladies’ Fancy Collars, « t Kimonas, Fancy Handkerchiefs, Fancy Scarfs, \ l v ancy China Ware, Rich Cut Glass, Vases, 4 t Statuary, Manicure Sets, Toilet Sets, l ► Shaving Sets, Collar Cuff Boxes, Glove Boxes, « ► Books, Handkerchief Boxes, Pictures, < ► Albums, Dolls, and 5 l - -——--— | : ALL KINDS OF TOYS s •---: ► You run no risk when you spend your money at the One Price Store of 3 [I JOHN McGRATH & SONS j ► BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI 3 ► _ 2 ► . 1 5 ir "" ^old'buck's^99^'999'''^ Christmas Hints! H Jj^ACH PASSING DAY brings Christmas a day nearer, and the thoughts of what you || M are going to give brother, sister, father or mother must soon be decided. “Old S Buck” suggests that you select something from his stock-something that will m be a daily reminder to the friend or kinsman to whom you make the gift. His stock at ^ H this time is “worth while”—everything in the store qew, seasonable, fresh goods, pur* # H chased since the late Masonic Temple fjlre. Suitable gifts can be found here in the fol* W Jr lowing and many other lines ^ | Mufflers, Neckwear and Umbrellas, | | Suspenders, Dress Suit Cases. ® We have built our reputation on our -- ==:: ^ ^ QHHPQ Shoes. All sizes, all grades, all prices. W ® onUM Socks in fancy colors and solid blacks. oUvlVo w> /irk -n-n-* i SUIT CASES yk In a variety of styles and %r • sizes. Nothing makes a X more useful present. UMBRELLAS And Parasols. A fine line in plain and fancy handles. Some extras in fine silk.