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PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
VOLUME 24-NUMBER 76. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1906. SUBSCRIPTION $2 A YEAR.
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I is a greeting that will bring joy to all, i;
and throughout this season you can j:
look for many good things from our ijj
different departments that will be ij
...MONEY SAVERS...
1 Our big show window is filled with a :
I bunch of the prettiest patterns of our jj|
special brand of l|l
“Silver Band”
Ginghams that are to be shown, and for these j|!
goods we predict a run far greater than we |jj
had with the “Red Seal” goods, as it is a cloth ]l|
far superior in finish, count and style. The j|j
p price will remain the same old ]||
I Ten Cents Per Yard, Net |
I Our Spring lines are now arriving, and !]!
we are going to open this season the largest jjj
and best selected line of Spring Goods ever ]j|
brought to Mississippi. Watctt our store ijl
for the swellest display of Laces, Embroider- |j|
ies and novelties of the season. We will |j|
Isoon announce our !|1
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR SALE! |||
I With best wishes for a season of prosper- ;||
ity, and trusting that we may see you often, j|j
we are jij
Yours for good values, j:
A. C. SEAVEY & SONS.
Cherokee St. BROOKHAVEJS[, MISS. |
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We Wish You a Happy
and Prosperous
New Year
We thank you for the liberal patronage ex
tended us in the past and hope to be favored
with a continuance of the s^me for all tuture time
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Your friends,
C. E. Grafton Drug Co.
SROOKHAVEN, MISS,
DRUNKENNESS IN OFFICE—A REMEDY
DEMANDED.
Gov. Vardaman’s message to
the Legislature on Tuesday, be
sides many other excellent recom
mendations, contains the follow
ing caustic and timely paragraphs:
‘ ‘The most unnecessary and in
excusable of all forms of official
dereliction or misdemeanor, is
drunkenness in office. The man
whose brain is ever excited or
stupefied by drink is unfit to per
form the function of any office.
Laws which originate in the whis
ky-soaked brain of a legislative
officer are necessarily defective,
and the administration or execu
tion of the law by a drunken offi
cer universally inspires contempt
for the law. The example of
such an officer is most pernicious
in its influence upon the people
and should not be tolerated.
“I submit for your considera
tion legislation upon this subject
and urge upon you the necessity
fn»* mnro ctriimonf lu it? o n* Kinn
can be invoked by a suffering pub
lic to rid themselves of the incu
bus of an incompetent, drunken
officer. And be sure that the rem
edy which you may provide for
this insufferable nuisance be
made to apply to the highest as
well as the lowest officer in the
State. It should be universal in
its application — the penalty in
creasing in severity as we ascend
the scale of dignity and import
ance ot the office.”
The minds of the Governor and
the editor of The Leader have
been running in the same channel
on this subject and they have
reached the same conclusion—that
the present Legislature ought to
provide the people with a better
means than the law now prescribes
for relief from the‘‘insufferable
nuisance” and shame of drunken
public officials. When it was an
nounced that the Governor was at
work on bis message, we thought
strongly of writing him a letter,
requesting him to make such a
recommendation as he has made
above, but omitted to do so. We
are glad he has done so without
any suggestion from us. It is
not unlikely from the force and
feeling with which he speaks that
His Excellency has been impress
ed by what he has observed
around the State House daring
the last two years, with the great
importance of a better legal rem
edy on this subject than the peo
ple now have.
But whether the Governor has
witnessed official station, decency
and obligation degraded and
abused by drunken legislators
and State officials around the State
House qr not, there can he no
doubt that there is a demand all
over the State for reform along
this line in other official circles.
We know there have been cases of
flagrant official dereliction along
this line in Lincoln county, and
from well-founded reports, the
same is true in many others.
One of the best safe-guards
against drunkenness in office, the
people have in their own hands
now—that is, make it a rule not
to vote for known booze fighters
and whisky soaks for any official
position, and for no candidate
who uses liquor to get elected.
Railroads, express companies and
other corporations and business
men and firms in nearly all lines
are drawing the line on liquor
drinkers and drunkards and will
not employ them in positions of
trust and responsibility. As a
commonsense, reasonable proposi
tion, why should the people elect
a drunkard or whisky soak to be
their public servant and suppose
that the public business_in his
hands will be as safe and well
looked after as by a sober, clear
headed man who always bag {pB
wps aooui pim 7
However, when the people are
deceived or imposed upon and get
an official drunkard on their
hands, there ought to be a sure
and speedy means of relief.
The law, as it now stands, pro
vides that—
“Any officer who shaji he guil
ty of ^atjitual dfun&epnpss, or
who sh^ll be drunk while in the
actual discharge of the duties of
his office, or when called on to per
form them, may fee indicted tbere
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Here the whole proceeding is
made to binge on an action by the
grand jury, and then only when
drunkenness” or “shall be drunk
while in the actual discharge of
the duties of his office, or when
called upon to perform them.’*
The law should be amended so
that any public official guilty of
being drunk in any public place
during his incumbency, would be
liable to removal from office, and
this either on an indictment by
the grand jury or on quo warranto
proceedings instituted by any
other officer or citizen before a
Chancellor or Circuit Judge.
If this were done, drunken offi
cials would soon grow beautifully
less in the good old State of Mis
sissippi, and the public service
would improve correspondingly.
While the Legislature is form
ing a new code and improving our
laws, let an amendment like the
above be included among its pro
I visions.
THE GOVERNOR S MESSAGE.
On the second page of today’s
Leader will be found the princi
pal portions of Gov. Vardaman’s
message read before the Legisla
ture last, Tuesday. It is a clear
cut, forceful document, character
istic of the Governor, and will
repay a careful reading. State
finances, the penitentiary manage
ment, public education and other
important subjects are discussed
in the Governor’s accustomed
frank, outspoken style. Most of
his recommendations are timely
and to the point.
IN THE LOCAL COURTS.
Cases Disposed of During the Last
Week.
Mayor’s Court.
City of Brookbatven vs. Mon
roe Winston—-Petit larceny. Plead
guilty, and sentenced to county
farm 30 days and taxed with all
costs.
City of Brookhaven vs. Clem
Sanders — Carrying concealed
weapons. Defendant plead guil
ty, wag fined §10.00 and costs and
ordered to stand committed until
same is paid.
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- Justice Hoffman’s Court.
On Tuesday, Henry Scott, col
ored, was arraigned before Jus
tice Hofiman on the charge of
petit larceny, having stolen Mr.
P. S. Camerons’ bicycle during
the Christmas holidays and ridden
it to Wesson. He was found
guilty, fined $25.00 and costs and
sentenced to the county farm for
90 days.
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County Farm Shows a Balance of
$837.39 in Its Favor.
The Leader was in error Wed
nesday m giving the amount
shown to the credit of the county
convict farm for last year over
and above expenses, and gave the
figures much too low. President
Jones, of the Board of Supervis
ors, informs us that the exact
amount over and above the run
ning expenses of the farm was
$837.89. This includes the taking
of credit at the rate of $40 per
month for the expense of the
county paupers, who are main
tained on the farm. In other
words, charging that much against
the county for the keeping of the
paupers.
As long as the board can make
the county convicts pay the ex
pense of their own and the pau
pers’ keeping, and at the same
time keep the farm well improv
ed, nobody has any reasonable
right to kick, even if the farm
does not prove a source of reve
nue. The compliment paid Hon.
Z. P. Jones and bupt. John Mil
ler by a committee of the boar$
for their successful s\qd eqonqmis
cal adminjjstratioh qf the farm’s
atfairs;is m°§t worthily bestowed.
Tne county now has 520 acres
of land well improved, worth at a
fair estimate $20,000. The inven
tory of implements, stock, etc.,
on hand is $2150.20. The con
victs worked on bridges and other
public work during 1904 to the
amount of $911.50 and $112 re
ceived for rent of land. The
products of the farm for 1905 are
listed as follows;
Cotton {sold i ...„...$984 00
Corn..... 112 00
Hav 450 00
Fodde r_ 45 00
Molasses_..... 162 50
Seed Cane--.... 50 00
Cotton Seed_ 144 00
Sweet Potatoes_ 45 00
Peas __._»- 45 00
Total_$2037 50
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Gov. Vardaman has vetoed what
is knov?n as the Merger bill, pass
ed near the close of the last ses
sion of the Legislature. This was
an attempt to legalize the pur
chase of the Mobile & Ohio Rail
road and its branches by the
Southern Railway Co., a foreign
corporation, and one owning com
peting and in part parallel lines.
Such consolidation of parallel or
competing lines is forbidden by
the Constitution, and Gov. Varda
man based his veto on the ground
that tbe bill was both unconsti
tutional and opposed to sound
public policy. There is no chance
to pass the bill over the veto.
Notice,
AR parties haying stock on
pasture at the Old Brook farm,
formerly known as the Milam
place, are requested to get them
off at once or make arrangements
for pasturage with Hodges Bros.
THECITYCOUNCIL
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF
THE REGULAR JANUARY TERM.
Canton Bottling Works Declared a
Public Nuisance and Ordered to
Vacate.
The Mayor and Board of Aider
men of the City of Brookbaven
met in regular monthly session at
the Mayor’s office on Tuesday
night, Jan. 2, 1906. Present
Mayor Lanier, and Aldermen
Hartman, Larsen and Jones.
On account of the unfinished <
condition of the Masonic Temple, ,
the Board adjourned to meet im- ,
immediately m the Millsaps Build
ing, occupied by the City prior to
Jan. 1, 1906.
Alderman Jones was appointed
clerk pro tern and the minutes of
the December meeting were read
and approved.
The following monthly salaries
and accounts were allowed and
clerk directed to issue warrants
for same:
R. D. Lanier, Mayor....$ 35 00
a —......_......._• 6mJ W
Doe;Sartln, Tax Collector. 75 00
A. Hurst, Marshal. 60 00
J. H. Magee, Police. 50 00
R. F, McCormick, Police. 50 00
W. N. Meteor, Police.. 50 00
Chris Albertz, Cemetery Sexton. 20 00
R. D. Lanier, Rent;Offlco Nov. ’057 50
Geo. D. Barnard & Co., 1 Minute
Book. 6 25
J. L, Purser. Medical service to city
prisoner. 5 00
Cumberland T. & T. Co., Phone,
Mayor’s office Nov. ’05 . 2 75
F. B. Moodie, Lamps lor Mayor’s
office... -100
POWER HOUEE EXPENSE FUND.
R. S. Purser, Superintendent Power
House Nov. ’05 . 125 00
W. W. Nusom, Engineer. 60 00
Geo. Watson, Fireman .. 50 00
Luther Magee, Lineman, 26>i days... 30 75
Alex Washington, Fireman. 50 00
Carlock Packing Co,. Packing and
gasket And flue cleaner. 66 00
Electric jSupply Co-, Wire $12.00,
Cros9 Arms, etc., $7.25 . 19 25
Electric Supply Co., Brackets, etc.,
$4.84, wire, $3.84 . 8 68
Electric Supply Co., 425 ft. lamp
cord . 11 33
General Electric Co., 2 globes, $2.50,
1 transformer, $63.00 .:. 65 50
General Electric Co., 2 arc lampsl_ 36 00
Interstate Electric Co., Cross Arms,
etc. 100 52
I. Watts Kearney & Son, 49 gals.
Paint. 29 40
Moreton, Wentworth Co., 1 case gold
dust... 4 80
F. B, Moodie, articles for power
house... 16 55
Norfleld Brick Co., 10,000 brick less
freight.. 7162
C. H. Penn, Shop work power house 8 00
C. B. Perkins, Articles for power
house .. 14 54
M. D. Staffier, rep. main eon . 4 25
East Union Lbr. & Mfg. Co., 130 loads
shavings at 20c. 26 00
C. A. Kerl, 12 loads sand . 15 00
Penn Fur Co., 1 door mat.. 150
Chas. Hardy, hauling 128 loads shav
ings at 50c. 64 00
Cumberland T. & T. Co., Phone for
November, ’05 . 2 75
Doc Sartin, Cash paid for labor, frt.
etc., p. fc . 260 66
iitown CotuNia., ffBlvc’du? on "ooi . sa gs
STREET FUND.
A. Hurst, Street comr. 15 00
A. Hnrst, Boarding mules, Nov. ’05 .. 20 00
Doc Sartin, Cash paid for labor on
street mc in
Geo. Washington, Removing garb- .
age Nov. ’05.. 30 00
C. H. Penn, Shop work for street. 4 25 ,
W. H. Penn. Shop work ior street.. 7 90 ’
F. B. Mootiie, Articles for street. 80
Busby & Busb, Lumber for street... 37 20 i
SCHOOL EXPENSE FUND.
Edgar Green, Supt. education Nov. <
’05. .:. 8 00 „
Emanuel Smylie, Janitor publio <
school. 25 00
F. S. B. Society, Rent hall Nov. •05. .. 20 00 <
P. W- Cameron, paid Janitor col. .
sobool. 2 50
L. D. Boadwee, Tin work school. 12 00 .
P. W. Cameron, Articles for col.
school.,. 9 15 i
GENERAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.
Doc Sartin, Pd. labor on side walk <
sehpol. 17 00 ,
A. Arrington, Lumber side walk '
school. 17 00
METER FUND.
Genrral Electric Co., 7 meters.. 72 30 <
The recommendation from the *
Board of Trustees of the city <
schools, calling attention to need <
ed repairs on public school build
ing was received and passed until
next meeting.
The claim of W. M. Taylor to (
amount of $75.00 for one cow
claimed to have died from expos- (
ure while in city pound, was ’
passed until Tuesday night, Jan. 1
9, inst.
Jq Vbe matter of the petition of 1
S, (X Bushing et al asking for the 1
extension of Catharine street, I
final action was postponed until -
next meeting. Meanwhile, the
board resolved to visit the prem
ises and acquaint themselves bet- j
ter with the situation.
The matter of contracting with
the East Union Lumber Co. for 1
shavings to be used as fuel at the
power bouse was referred to the (
power house committee, with au
thority to contract therefor,
should they see proper to do so. 1
A motion was adopted declaring (
the Canton Bottling Works, as
conducted and carried on in the 1
old McMillan law office in block
57, a public nuisance, and order
ing the said Cantoq Bottling
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said block. The mayor was di
rected to notify said company of
the action of the board.
City Collector Doc Sartin sub
mitted his monthly report for
December, which showed the fol
lowing collections;
Amount collected on lights
$1331.37.
On Water—$562.83.
On meter rents—$35.40.
Total—$1929.60.
Adjourned to meet Tuesday,
January 9th, at 7:30 p. m.
Hay For Sale.
A large quantity of the best—
lespedeza mixed—$13.00 per ton.
Address.
J. M. MAY, JR.,
Brookhaven.
Mr. J. N. Cooke has sold his
interest in the Cooke-Day Lum
ber Co. at Tangipahoa to his busi
ness partners. He retains a loco
motive and expects soon to
accumulate another lumber enter
prise.
JANUARY
BARGAINS at
McGRATH’S
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Began January 3rd and Will Be Continued"
Throughout the Month or as long ;;
as the Supply holds out
L The display of Dry Goods Dress Goods, Silks, Corsets, Skirts* Waists, "
l Wraps, REMNANTS, REMNANTS, REMNANTS, will be on o
> display in Dry Goods Side. & "
: BIG CENTER COUNTER DISPLAY l
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► A lively line of MILLINERY will be embraced in the many lines sold 0
► at Reduced Prices, while the selection of Dress Goods and Trimmings °
[ will be a feature also. °
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► Men’s and Boys’ Suits and Overcoats I
► will be shown on special counters in Gents’ Furnishing Goods Departments. Beginning Jan. J
► 3 reduced prices will be made on lots shown, while the counters will be replenished from *
* day to day. We have not decided about the Big Clothing Day as yet. May have to omit t
► this event this year and give reduced prices on a different plan; but this point will be set- I
► tied at an early date and the plan advertised. Lively reductions on Men’s and Boys’ Over- ♦
* coats, Odd Suits and Odd Pants. See the display on downstair’s counters: t
► Gray Overcoats $10.00 cut to $6.75; Fancy $10.00 cut to $6.50 j
Light wt. Overcoats, short cut, at sacrifice prices $15 for $9.75 ♦
► Some $14 short cuts for $7.95, Boys* and Children’s Over- f
► coats greatly reduced. It will pay you to watch developments ♦
of Clothing Counters, ft ft ' ft ft ft ft f
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Will Begin Bargain Shoe Counter January Sth t
n
This will not be the usual big Shoe Day, but the beginning of a Center Counter Shoe Sale «►
where reduced prices will be made on stock on counter which will be replenished as the oc- °
casion demands. ,,
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J^MEMBER that ^e Sale inaugurated at the Big Department Store Begins Jan. 3 °
, but Does Not End That Date! It will be continuous fora number of days],
y and will be made more attractive day after day. New lines will be added, specials will be
► introduced, and, taking it all in all, it will pay you to watch developments. Particulars will <>
* be given of this sale and descriptions of some of the many specials in next issue of this °
[ paper. Always something doing at the hustling one price store of
John McGrath & Sons:
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CONFEDERATE GROVE DOTS.
The holidays went by very
luietly with us.
Miss Clara Covington spent
Christmas week with her brother
lear Nola.
Miss Vaida Martin, Misses
Ethel and Lena Smith and Mr.
Valter Smith, of Heuck’s Re
reat, spent a few days with Mrs.
Albert Davis last week.
Mrs. G. T. Douglass and Mr.
Eugene Douglass succumbed to
liness duriug the holidays.
Mr. Sidney White spent several
lays with his parents last week.
Miss Nellie Sasser enjoyed the
Jhristmas season at home.
The patrons of Confederate
j rove and Ellzey schools combin
sd and had a Christmas tree at the
Ellzey school building. It was
juite a success. A large crowd
vas present and the children as
veil as the older ones were sent
rome happy.
Mrs. J. P. Fore will move in a
jew davs to Wesson. Her many
‘riends and relatives in this neighb
orhood regret very much to see
ler leave.
Miss Lula Thompson, of
Grange Hall, spent the holidays
with her parents.
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Miss Mattie Fore, of Whit
worth, spent Christmas at home.
Misses Lula and Helen Thomp
son entertaineed a number of
friends on Christmas night.
Misses Mary Lou and Allie M.
Ellzey and Mr. Russell Ellzey, of
Grange Hall, visited at Mr. W.
J. Ellzey’s home last week.
Mrs'. E. P. Douglass entertain
ed a number of relatives at dinner
last Sunday.
Miss Esther Mitchell, after
spending Christmas at her borne
in Issaquena county, returned
Monday to her duties at the Ellzey
school.
Mr. Fred Davis has been on
the sick list. JOAQUIN.
WHY SHOULD I INSURE €\
MY PROPERTY AGAINST f
FIRE AND WINDSTORM *
1st. BECAUSE there are thousands of ways in which my property
might catch fire.
2nd. BECAUSE it is impossible for me to watch day and night.
3rd. BECAUSE a long exemption from loss is not assurance that one
will not occur tomorrow.
4th. BECAUSE the wisest and shrewdest business men in America
keep their property continually insured, having found
it the best policy.
5th. BECAUSE “It is better to be sure than sorry,” and the loss of
hundreds of dollars may be saved by the expenditure
of a few.
6th. BECAUSE THE UNDERWRITERS AGENCY, (FERD
V. BECKER, M«rr.) of Brookhaven, Miss., is a
thoroughly reliable institution, does the largest busi
ness of any agency in South Mississippi, and by years
of enterprise and integrity commands the confidence
of the public.
7th. BECAUSE “Delays are dangerous;” I ought to Insure AT ONCE !
Brookhaven’s Cotton Receipts.
Brookhaven’s cotton receipts
by wagon at the compress up to
Jan. 1st inst., aggregated 17,901
bales, against 22,968 bales for the
corresponding date last year. Of
the amount received, ail but 3,500
bales have been so d.
It is estimated that all the cot
ton raised in Lincoln county has
been sold except 25 or 30 per cent.
From 3 to 5 per cent, probably
has not been ginned, and none re
mains unpicked.
It is estimated that the com
press receipts by wagon for the
entire jtear of 1905-06, which in
cludes that received from Lincoln
and all other counties, will be
from 21,000 to 22,000 bales. Last
year the receipts total were
30,153 bales. —
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J. II. Hodgman left Wednesday
on a business trip to Illinois.
Marriage Licenses Issued Daring the
Past Week.
Whites—Moore Felder and Miss
Mary Brumfield; William D.
Womack and Miss Martha Ann
Kyzar; B. F. Fortner and Miss
Hattie V. Hays; Hamilton Case
and Miss Bessie Ellzey; Everett
Furlow and Miss Judy Case;
David E. Daughdrill and Miss
Ora C. Williams; Ivy Freeman
and Miss Cornelia Davis; Lonnie
Jones and Miss Jennie Dumont. '
Colored—Paul Poole and Fan
nie Maxwell; Navy Chisholm and
Ethel Cooper; Willie Young and
Mary Gordon; Monroe Smith and
Lizzie Smith; Charley Johnson
aud Nora Coleman.
Submit your estimates to the
East Union Lumber Yard before
buying lumber, shingles or build
ing material. Will save you
money.

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