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part one The S mi-Weekly Leader. ten pares. $2.00 A YEAR. BROOKHAVEN, MISS., SATURDAY, DEC. 16, 1905. VOL. 24—NO. 71. M «i < i < i < i < i < i < i < i < i < i i < i < i < i > <' ii j Studebaker Wagons and Buggies j ii ii j Anchor Surries and Continental Buggies I ii I i The celebrated “Jewel Stoves & Ranges” I ii iij Blue Grass Cane Mills jii ii j Cook’s Evaporators ! ii ii j Standard Rotary Sewing Machines j ii ii i Breech Loading and Automatic Guns i ii < > • • < > ii; Furniture and Household Furnishings i ii ti It f i • < ► ♦ j Tailor and Custom Made Clothing \\\ | j Ladies’ Ready to Wear Garments j t\ Fine and Medium Grade Shoes j \\ I | Ladies’ Hack & Trimmed Hats j \\ ♦ | Fancy and Staple Dry Goods 11! j .. j || II GROCERIES | |i ||| HARDWARE |!; || | MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 11| HI HARNESS & SADDLERY 11| !i I FEED STUFF & FERTILIZERS I !i *> • : «> *•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••<• (i ♦ ♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦»»♦»»♦♦♦♦< M«0MM j Don’t Forget | TO ATTEND OUR Majestic Cooking Exhibit December 11th to 16th You are all invited to eat Hot Bis cuit and drink Coffee, as the Majes tic is the Range that will cook biscuit in three minutes. We will also show you the best stock ever brought to Brookhaven of CARPENTERS’ TOOLS, HEATING STOVES, COAL GRATES, COAL HODS, FIRE FENDERS, FIRE SETS Have received this week ' one solid Carload each of English £*> American Fire Brick, Sash, Doors Blinds, Lime L? Cement which we will sell at a Bargain. Come and see us. | C. B. Perkins J Juryman Killed by a Runaway Horse. Pink Smith, one of the jury men drawn for this week, who lives about 6 miles from Brookha ven on the old Bed Star road, was killed late Wednesday evening at Albert Walker’s by a runaway horse. According to an authentic re port received by The Leader, Smith, after leaving town Wed nesday evening for home, went on beyond his own home to Albert Walker’s, a nearby neighbor, and was drinking quite heavily. When he got ready to leave he jumped in a buggy behind ^a nervous horse without taking up the reins and the horse dashed off before he or Mr. Walker either could check him. The horse ran a few yards, when he passed so near a tree that one of the shafts passed on one side of the tree and the horse on the other, bringing the buggy to a sudden stop and dashing Smith forward with great violence, His head came in con tact with the tree and his skull was crushed by the compact. He lived until about the middle of the night and expired without regain ing consciousness. The funeral took place Thurs day at Mt. Zion and was conduct ed by Rev. J. P. Hem by. He leaves a wife and three small chil dren. Who’ll be John Barleycorn’s next victim? Order a C. O. D. jug, hunt up a blind tiger den, or buy a bottle of Peruna and on with the dance of death and sin and shame. ^ The Leader for $2.00 a year. THE SANDY BAYOU INJUNCTION. HEARING HAD BEFORE CHANCELLOR MAYES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. Taken Under Advisdment—Decision to be Announced Next Week. t Jackson, Miss., Dec. 15.—Ar gument in the injunction proceed ings instituted by Gov. Vardaman against the Penitentiary Board of Control, to prevent the working of State convicts on the Sandy Bayou plantation of State Senator H. G. McLaurin in Sharkey county, was argued at length by counsel on both sides before Chan cellor Bobt. Mayes yesterday and today. No decision of the case is expected until early next week, as the chancellor desires to thor oughly consider the various points involved, and will doubtles deliv er a written opinion. The State was represented by Alexander & Alexander, Ex-At torney General Frank Johnston, and Judge J. A. P. Campbell and the defense by Thompson & Mc Willie, Williamson & Wells. The first move made was by the attorney for the State, retained by the Governor to prosecute the injunction and secure a perpetual injunction againt the board to prevent the lease of the planta tion. This move was to ask leave of the court for permission to amend the original injunction bill, on the ground that it was filed be fore the Board of Control had or dered the leasing of the place, and the prosecution desired to amend the bill so as to make it conform to the new state of facts which had arisen. This was granted, and the bill was amended, the amendment setting up the fact that the order of the board in effect constituted a contract to “lease” the convicts to H. J. Mc Laurin, instead of leasing the Sandy Bayou plantation. The point is made because of the pe culiar proposition accepted by the Board of Control, which was to work Sandy Baypu plantation wTith a certain number of convicts on the guarantee of Mr. McLau rin that the State would receive $25,000 in compensation for their services. Whatever Chancellor Mayes’ decision may be, the case will go promptly to the Supreme Court for final adjudication. The main contention of the* State is, that the Sandy Bayou contract just entered into, is re pugnant to the constitution, and also violative of the Act of 1900, which act in the first section says that “there shall be established in this State a penitentiary farm or farms, in addition to those already owned by the State, for the keep ing and employment of convicts.” C. B. Perkins, our well known hardware man, has been in full dress all the week—“receiving.” His guests have been charmed with his entertainment and have borne away, in many instances, Majestic Ranges as “souvenirs.” To those already supplied, like the editor’s wife, a fac simile of the grand gold medal awarded the Majestic at the World’s Fair was tendered. The hot coffee and biscuit baked on the range were beyond compare. It is a real di version to visit Mr. Perkins on such occasions. Secretary Poulson hopes to see many Brookbaven folks at the Box Social to be given at the Pearlhaven Y. M. C. A., under the auspices of the association next Mondajr night. Should the weather be unfavorable it will take place the following night. As Mrs. Baggett will be on hand to assist, the young people are assured of a jolly time. It is a pleasant stroll to Pearlhaven, es pecially for sweethearts. While Photographer Layton'is “Looking Back” (as per his ad in another column) his Brookhaven friends are “Looking Forward” to his continued stay among them*; and, to his “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” can but thank him for his wish, and are well pleased to wish it back on him. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gill will spend the yuletide at Bogue Cfait to. Capt. and Mrs. T. J. Gill will enjoy a family reunion on the no table 25th. May this excellent family enjoy many returns of the day. __ ___ Mrs. Minnie Hoskins Foster, of Woodville, who has been visiting in Jackson, is now the guest of her sister, Mrs. May Bowles, in this city. Kich honesty dwells like a mis er in a poor home. THE CIRCUIT COURT. THE COURT STILL HAMMERING AWAY ON MURDER CASES. George Bowles Found “Guilty as Charged.” > As the last report was closed the court was hearing the evi dence in the case of the State vs. Wra. Dunn. This case was con cluded Wednesday evening and the jury, after being out all night, returned with a verdict of not guilty. The theory of the defense was self-defense and a good case along this line was made out. Thursday morning the case of the State vs. George Bowls was called. The defendant was charg ed with the murder of Tom Tripp. The facts of the case happened in Brookhaven in what is commonly called May’s quarters during last May. Tom Tripp and Bowles were Jiving together in the house of Mary Jane Smith at the time. Just about dark on the night of the homicide Bowles, while drink ing heavily, went down to his home, from town, accompanied by other negroes, and just before reaching the house Bowles fired his pistol twice, and, at the time using very profane language, said he would kill him a man that night. It was shown that bad feeling between the two had come about just prior to the last trou ble; and that night about 8:30 o’clock while the negroes were dancnig on the front gallery of Mary Jane Smith’s house, and while Tripp was leaning against the water shelf, near by where Bowles was sitting, for some un explained cause Bowles drew his pistol and bred, the bullet taking effect under Tripp’s shoulder. It was dark on the gallery where all the parties were, and just why the defendant should draw his pistol while part of the company were making music and dancing was never explained. The defense was that Tripp and Bowles lived in the same room together and were good friends; that the firing of thr> pistol was altogether accidental; that he found his pistol would not work well and was trying to “break” it to take the cartridges out when the pistol was accidentally fired. The jury, after hearing the tes timony and the arguments were out only a few minutes when they returned the following verdict: “We, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged in the indict ment.” The court has not yet passed sentence, but, unless sufficient reasons be shown to the court why a new trial should be grant ed, the court is bound under the law to sentence the convicted man to be hanged. It is said that a motion for a new trial will be filed. Bowles is a young negro man about 22 or 23 years of age, hav ing come to Brookhaven about two years ago from Durant, Miss. The names of the jurymen in this case were as follows: H. F. Middleton, W. G. Calender, J. H. Garner, J. W. Magee, J. F. Smith, J. A. Price, H. D. Bee son, Eldon Smith, Riley Rawls, J. M. Bigner, M. L. Crawford, W. A. Brown. On yesterday morning the case . 1* i 1 Mi i 11 j ul tuc kjtatc \a. u iijli iiullci woa taken up. The defendant is charged with murdering Mattie Wimberly during August of this year in thd suburbs of Brookha ven. The State is represented by the District Attorney and A. C. McNair, and the defendant by R. N. Miller and H. Cassedy. As this report closes the first witness for the State has just been called. Ihe names of the jurymen are as follows: P. J. Freeman, W. A. Richardson, M. L. Crawford, J. F. Smith, W. J. Hilton, Eldon Smith, Riley Rawls, J. W. Magee, Winfield Case, W. A. Brown, W. ■7. McClendon, H. F. Middleton. In the case of Manion Co. vs. R. M. Nalty, judgment was enter ed against the defendant for the sum of $2,200 and costs. This was a suit for debt on two notes. The following felony cases are on the docket and will be tried next week: Louis Spearry, Rafe Marshall and Marion McRee, each charged with murder, and Edgar lames, charged with assault and battery with intent. The cases of those charged with disturbing the Harmony school are set for Wednesday. Mayor’s Court. City vs. Leo Brown—Trespass. Fined $2.50» and costs. City vs. Cairo Johnson—Jump ing on and off moving train. Fin ed $2.50 and costs. * City vs. Nellie Slater—Trespass. Fined $2.50 and costs. City vs. Oscar Ratliff—Assault and battery. Fined $2.50 and costs. i ^▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼^▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼TTVTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTVTTTTTTfTYTTrTTTTTTVTTTTTTTTVTTTTT} 4 ^ ii .. .—n.—ii. 4 J OPENS DAILY AT 7 A. M. « j CLOSES DAILY 6:30 P. M. J J CLOSES SATURDAY 9:30 P. M. « i , . , . . -: 4 4 1 McGRATH’S HANDSOME XMAS GOODS l ----- 2 ft Cake a Look at the Specials In \ ► Furs, Ladies’ Wraps, Waists Skirts, < £ Elegant Silks, Dress Goods, Linens, 1 £ Scarfs, Handkerchiefs, Fancy Purses, \ j Beaded Bags, Silk Opera Bags, Ladies’ Fancy Collars, * ► Kimonas, Fancy Handkerchiefs, Fancy Scarfs, « ► Fancy China Ware, Rich Cut Glass, Vases, l £ Statuary, Manicure Sets, Toilet Sets, J £ • Shaving Sets, Collar £r> Cuff Boxes, Glove Boxes, j * £ Books, Handkerchief Boxes, Pictures, ^ ► Albums, Dolls, » and « i \ £ The Toy Department is very attractive—popular prices and big variety. * ► . Among the hundieds of items in Holiday Goods which deserve attention mio,ht bo ^ ► mentioned:— “ •* t Dolls and Toys ► Extra size china doll only 5 apd 10c. £ China dressed dolls, 5 and 10c. ► Bisque dolls, fancy dressed, only 15c. t Big line of Dressed Dolls, extra size, 25c. ► 18 inch Washable Doll with natural hair, ► only 25c. ► Extra large size Washable Doll, natural ► hair, 35c. ► Elegant line of Dressed and Unlresscd t Dolls. Special values—our leaders—50c. £ Dolls—full 27 inches tall, very pretty, 60c. ► Talking Dolls will say “Papa and Mama” £ —two sizes, 25c and 50c. f Handsome dressed Dolls with hats, very ► pretty, special 65c. ► 18 inch Dolls with elegant dresses and £ bats, $1.00. ► Dolls dressed in silk and satin—very pret ► ty—$1.25._ £ Beautiful line of Dolls ranging in price ► from $1.50 to $3.00 each. I Books and Toys All Linen A. B. C. Books, 5, 10, 15, 20 t and 25c. t Paper A. B. C. Books, 5, 10, 15, 20 and ► 25c. ► Picture books and Story Books for chil C dren from 25 to 65c. £ The New Waggle Boy Books, special at 60c. ► Also many others, including some of the £ latest fiction, such as Nedra, Pam, Rose of the ► World, The Gambler, Sandy, Etc. ► Cigar Whistle, 5c. £ Trains that run on circular track, special r value, 60c. ► Bell Toys, special 25c. £ Picture Blocks from 5 to 50c. ► Automatic Clown, 50c. ► Special value in Iron Toys at 50c. £ All kinds of Games from 10 to 50c. ► --- Toys $ Toy Pianos from 25c to $1.50. 3 Steam Engines—exceptional good values— < $1.25 and $1.50. 3 Toy Tea Sets from 5c to $1.25. 3 Bellow Toys, all kinds, 5, 7, 10 and 12c. Bulb Toys, special values, 25c to 98c. 3 Extra good value in Doll Trunk at 25c. 2 Magic Lantern, special $1.25. 3 Doll Carriages, special 35c to 65c. 3 Boys two-wheel Cart, special 19c. 3 Boys’ Wheelbarrow, extra size, 35c. 3 Iron Express Wagons, $1.00 to $1.75. 3 Patrol Wagons, all prices. 3 Jockey Caps all colors 5c. 3 Musical Tops, 10, 15 and 25c. 3 Toy Guns, 25 and 50c. * Doll Beds, White Enamel, extra size and •* value, 29 and 60c. 3 __ ^ -——- ^ Dolls and Toys : Doll Beds, trimmed, special at $1.00. 5 Baby Sets, comb, brush and rattle, 90c. ^ Extra size skin and hair dogs, 35c. * Iron Pony cart, extra size, 35c. + Comical Brownie Ladder, 25c. 3 Boys’ favorite tool chest, 50c. 3 Musical Clown, toy special, 50c. 3 Water Pistols, special, 25c. 3 Toy Pistols, special 5 and 10c. 3 Masks, ail nationalities, 5 and 10c. Masks that wink one or both eyes, special 3 12Ci ^ Trumpets, 5, 10, 15 and 25c. 3 Champagne bottle Trumpet, 10c. 3 Manicur6 Sets, Shaving Sets, Etc. 3 Manicure Sets, special values at $1.98, 2 $2.25, $2.50 and $3.00. 3 Collar and Cuff Boxes, 35c to $3.50. 2 Toilet Cases 75c to $6.75. 3 Handkerchief Boxes, special 98c. 3 Shaving Sets in leather case, $1.50 to 3 $2.75.__ 3 r» ^ r,Yhe H?e of Xmas Goods includes some handsome Cut Glass, China Ware, Books t Fretty Bric-a-Brac, numerous articles that you would have to see to appreciate 3 Remember that we have many articles in the regular lines admirably adapte d for auiss presents* a e, • Taku 3 i°ok 3t tk03e s^kipff specia,s in Silks and Dress Goods, Ready Made Waists 1 and Skirts handsome Furs, stylish Wraps, Linens, fancy Pieces, Rugs, Rockers, Silk Hand kerchiefs, Mufflers, Neckwear, Etc. ’ 3 . Y°o c^not afford to buy your Holiday Goods until you inspect the magnificent lines « on display at the popular One-Price Store of •* •* 41 ■m 4 : * 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 *^AAAAAAlAAAiAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA*^^AAA4AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUAA||m AAAAAtAAiii^i it« Marriage Licenses Issued Du ag the Past Week. White—Marvin Scott and Miss Lula Smith.; Jodie Broadnax and Nannye Spangler; Pink Mason md Miss Fannie Thompson; A. M. Herring and Miss Ada Jen kins. Not a single Colored couple ap plied for license during the week. C. 0. D. Whfsky Cases. < The C. O. D. whisky injunction cases come up for hearing before Judge Niles at Jackson, next Monday, and the proceedings promise to be of uncommon inter est. The Prohibitionists are con fident of proving that the Ameri can Express Co. and non-resident liquor dealers have been violating the inter-State commerce law. Able counsel will appear op both sides. -• -*1. - -u Mis3 E'Jla Harrington Hilaim ind Shirley Dare Heyser will be married Dec. 27. Christmas Neat Should by all means come from T. C. Ratcliff’s Meat Market, next door to the American Ex press office. Mr. Ratcliff has a special lot of tender beef he has been preparing for this season, and if you want the best at prices you have been paying for “leatn er” goods, telephone No. 205 and he will make prompt delivery in anything in the way of steaks, pork, chops, liver, sausage, veal, etc. Orders for any of the special' cuts of meats will he promptly attended to. The Yasoo Sentinel’s holiday number is a Christmas jewel. Its advertising matter surpasses in quantity and quality, anything we have before observed in the Mis sissippi press, while the editorial matter is in keeping with its ser vice the year round. Mr. Birdsall deserves congratulations. In the words ot Old Rip “May you live long and prosper.’’ Somewhat Addled. A sworn juryman turned uj»a few nights ago near Union Hall to the east of town on his way home 11 miles west on ‘ the Red Star road! He didn’t know where he was at: but after hailing lustily at the gate of one who proved to be a good Samaritan, was safely ‘‘located” in a good, warm bed 1 for the night, where he dreamed he had struck the‘‘Carbonated Foam” joint near the grave yard that went hence some time since. It was not all a dream, however. To his credit be it said, he left before breakfast, heartily asham ed of the plight John- Barleycorn had gotten him into. Mrs. Ben A. Williams and her sister, Mrs. Fisher, leave today for Arkansas to spend the holi days with Mr. Williams and son, Burton. Subscribe for The Leader and get all the home news thats fit to print.