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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.
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♦ 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
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Breech Loading and Automatic Guns • |
11 Furniture and Household Furnishings | ii
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♦ • Tailor and Custom Made Clothing
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♦ : Ladies’ Hack & Trimmed Hats
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♦ j Fancy and Staple Dry Goods
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ij | GROCERIES
ij j HARDWARE
ij j MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
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i; I FEED STUFF & FERTILIZERS
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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
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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. *
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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.
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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.
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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.
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GOODS
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► 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. *
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► 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
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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>
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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.

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