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A tull line of Plow Implements, Plow •■
Gear, Blacksmith Tools and all Farm
Supplies now in stock. Let us figure '.'.
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Our ever increasing trade proves to us
that the public appreciate our efforts
to please them.
Our Stock is complete in every depart
solicits your orders for all kinds of Long
Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber, Dressed and
Rough. A large assorted stock always on ]
hand. Prompt in filling orders. Lowest \
prices. Also keep a large stock of Red ;
Cyress Shingles on hand. Get. our prices ;
before buying. Local trade a specialty. •
South Side of Town.
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Mississippi Will Meet the Challenge of
the Foreign Liquor Dealers and
American Express Co.
Pursuant t6 the call issued by
members of the Legislature and
other leading Prohibitionists of
the State, a mass meeting of the
friends of temperance in the Sen
ate and House and from the State
at large, assembled in Representa
tives Hall in Jackson Tuesday
evening to consider what steps are
best to be taken to rid the Prohi
bition towns and counties of the
State of the C. O. I). liquor
traffic. The meeting was called
to order by Representative Cavett,
of Noxubee, who stated that, as
be understood it, the gathering
was not a meeting of Prohibition
ists in the regular sense, but a
meeting of friends of temperance
and local seit-government, come
together to consider ways and
means for protecting by lawful
means the several communities of
this State which had voted out the
saloons, against the infamous C.
O. D. traffic, as at present carried
on. Bishop Galloway was called
upon and led in prayer.
On motion Dr. W. T. Lowrey,
chairman of the State Prohibition
Executive Committee, was called
to the chair, and B. T. Hobbs
elected secretary.
Hon. C. H. Alexander was call
ed upon and explained what he
considered the purpose of the
meeting. He was followed in the
order named by Hon. J. S. Hicks,
of Jefferson, chairman of the
House Committee on Liquor
Traffic, Bishop Galloway, Gov.
Vardaman, Hon. S. M. Smith, of
Holmes, and Hon. E. F. Noel.
All of the speeches were of the
same tenor, and that was, that
every effort must be made to se
cure legislation at the present ses
sion, that will materially cripple
or entirely suppress the nefarious
C. O. D. traffic. Gov. Vardaman
expressed his unqualified sympa
thy with the object of the meeting
and pledged every effort
within the power of the chief ex
eou-ive, to bring about the desired
result, ne ruuy agreed witn ois
hop Galloway, who had just pre
ceded him, that the 0. O. D.
liquor business, as now carried on
by the non-resident liquor dealers
and American Express Co., is an
insult to the dignity of the State
and an outrage to her people.
He went further and said that if
it can’t be stopped by legislation,
the people in Prohibition commu
nities ought to stop it by local
Representative Smith, of
Holmes, said his people were just
waiting to see if the Legislature
and the courts would not give
them relief, and if they would
not, they would take the remedy
in their own bands.
Messrs. Alexander and Noel,
both of whom are eminent lawyers
and have given special study to
the question, suggested several
constitutonal methods by which
the Legislature could successfully
break up the traffic.
Ex-Attorney General MoClurg,
who is general counsel in Missis
sippi for the American Express
Co., was given an opportunity to
addresss the meeting, and stated
that the American had been forc
ed into the C. O. D. business un
willingly by threatened mandamus
proceedings because it was a com
mon carrier, and was anxious to
get out of it, as it was a losing
business. To this Mr. Alexander
replied that Gen. McClurg is all
right and be has every confidence
in him, but that he knew he had a
tricky and deceptive client, whose
promises and statements could not
be relied on, hence no confidence
was to be placed in them.
The following resolutions intro
duced by Mr. Alexander, were
unanimously adopted without dis
“Whereas, The shipment of in
toxicating liquors by express into
this State or what is generally
known as the C. O. D., whisky
traffic, has assumed alarming pro
portions, and is a great publicevil
calling for immediate relief; and
“Whereas, The traffic is now
boldly and defiantly carried on in
violation of the laws of the State
and under the guise of interstate
commerce, and wholesale liquoi
dealers of other States are daily
shipping thousands of gallons ol
whisky and selling it in this State;
“Whereas, The American Ex
press Company is actually aiding
and abetting the shippers of this
unlawful and iniquitous traffic it
; utter disregard of the laws anc
i policy of "the State of Mississippi.
; and this while enjoying the pro
tection of her laws, and is reaping
large gains from the traffic and iti
offices are being converted into
sales places for whisky; therefore
be it
“Resolved, By the citizens o
Mississippi in mass meeting as
“i. That the C. O. D. liquo
traffic must and shall cease.
2. That the boast of the whole
sale liquor dealers engaged in tbis
traffic that tbe State cannot stop
or check this evil, is an insult to
tbe wisdom and patriotism of our
people, and especially of the legis
“3. That the legislature be urg
ed promptly to enact such legisla
tion, restrictive, and if need be,
retaliatory, as will etfectually put
an end to the C. O. D. traffic as
now conducted.
“4. That a committee of twelve,
five from tbe House, three from
the Senate and four from the State
at large, be appointed by tbe
chairman to carefully consider in
to tbe legislation needed in tbe
premises, including all pending
bills, and those to be suggested,
and in this to co-operate with the
proper committee of tbe two
houses in selecting, drafting and
recommending those bills that
will effectually . destroy such
“5. That we pledge our aid and
co-operation in securing such leg
islation as the committee recom
On motion of Mr. Cavett, chair
man Lowrey, Dr. If. Walter
Featherstun and Representative
Smith, were appointed to select
and announce the committee pro
vided for in the resolutions.
These gentlemen, after confer
ence, announced the following
committee to decide upon and
recommend to the Legislature the
legislation desired:
House — Smith, of Holmes,
Hicks, of Jefferson, Stevens, of
Perry, Millsaps, of Clay, Cavett,
of Noxubee. Senate—Dunn, of
Lauderdale, McNeil, of Copiah,
Belk, of Marshall. State at Large
—Judge L. Brame, Jackson, Hon.
E. F. Noel, of Lexington, Judge
J. H. Prico, of Magnolia, and
Hon. C. H. Alexander, of Jack
The following additional resolu
tions offered by B. T. Hobbs were
unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That this meeting
heartily endorse Representatives
John Sharp Williams and B. G.
Humphreys in their efforts to
amend our inter-state commerce
laws for the protection of Prohi
bition communities in this and
other States from the nefarious
traffic now carried on by non-resi
dent liquor dealers in defiance of
our State laws, and urge upon
Congress in the name of right and
local self-government, the impor
tance of passing at its present ses
sion the Williams bill, the Hum
nliruro hill nr cninp onnallir off on.
tive measure of relief.
Resolved, That the secretary be
directed to transmit a copy of the
abote resolution to Messrs. Wil
liams and Humphreys as an ex
pression of the sentiments of this
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Cases Disposed of Daring the Last
Mayor’s Coart.
The following cases were dock
eted last week, but had not been
disposed of. Here is the list:
City vs. Willie Kees (col.)—
Disturbing the peace. $2.50 and
City vs. Red Storm—Disturb
ing the peace. $2.50 and costs.
City vs. Allen Gordon—Drunk
enness. $5 and costs. This case
was tried yesterday morning.
Gordon was the young negro
Night Policeman McCormick tried
to arrest in the depot a couple of
weeks ago and who broke and
ran, Mr. McCormick taking a
couple of shots at the fleeing fugi
City vs. Marcell Grice—Un
lawful sale of whisky. This case
has not.yet been tried.
City vs. Henry Redmond—Car
rying concealed weapons. $25
anrl nncf.fi ‘
City vs. Henry Redmond—Ex
hibiting deadly weapon. $10 and
The following are the cases and
fines attached for this week:
City vs. John Lee—Concealed
weapons. $10 and costs.
City vs. Robt. Rhodes, Jr.
Concealed ' weapons. $10 and
City vs. Susanna Webb—As
sault and battery—$2.50 and costs.
City vs. Walter Burton—Fight
ing. * Has not been tried.
Tbe case of Lizzie Lynch for
assault was continued.
City vs. Florence Allen—Dis
turbing the peace, $2.50 and
costs. _
Justice Daughtry’s Court.
Following are tbe cases disposed
of by J. B. Danghtry, J. P.:
Jack Crump—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
John Maxwell—Assault and bat
tery. Fined $2.50 and costs.
Walter Burton—Assault and
battery. Fined $5 and costs.
Florence Allen—Petit larceny.
Fioed $2.50 and costs.
Clarenda Nelson— Disturbigg
the peace. Fined $2.50 and costs.
George Gadbury—Assault and
battery. Fined $5 and costs.
G. N. W. Hi Ison—Pet it larcefly,
i Acquitted.
> Will McLean—Gaming. Finec
, $2.50 and costs.
Maria Sutton—Disturbing tb<
■ peace. Fined $2.50 and costs.
Tbonaas Barker, a Syrian, w*
• fined $100 for nnlawful retailing
at Port Gibson and $25 for carry
- ing concealed weapons.
Complimentary Recital By Whitworth
Students—Shriners Parade and
Banquet End in a Blaze
oF Enthusiasm.
After The Leader went to press
Wednesday, the Grand Council
was held at the Masonic Temple,
and at night the E. A. Degrees.
On Thursday the meeting of the
Grand Chapter occurred and the
following officers were elected:
Wm. A. Bodenharaer, Okolona,
Grand High Priest; John S.
Brooks, Eobinsonville, Deputy
Grand High Priest; Charles H.
Blum, Shelby, Grand King; Ed
win J. Martin, Meridian, Grand
Scribe; George B. Power, Jack
son, Grand Captain of the Host;
Gus J. Balim, Natchez, Grand
Treasurer; Frederic Speed, Vicks
burg, Grand Secretary; Julius
Yaretzsky, Shuqualak, Grand Sen-.
O. L. McKay, Meridian, was
elected secretary of the committee
on location of the Widows’ and
Orphans’ Home and all corre
spondence looking to this matter
is requested to be addressed to
On Thursday night Whitworth
College tendered a concert compli
mentary to our visitors and it was
largely attended, greatly enjoyed
and highly complimented. The
following gifted young ladies took
part in the program: Misses Cor
inne McClure, Bessie Cooper,
Corinne Venahlp, Eva Meyers,
Eva Cook, Annie Marks, Ger
trude Kimbrough, Hattie Lewis,
Ella Crisler, Jemmie Vardeman,
Nellie Osborn, Fannie Lou New
som, Mary McNair.
Yesterday morning the Grand
Commandery Knights Templar,
met at the Masonic Temple, and
marched in their handsome uni
forms, to the Methodist church,
where public services were held.
Dr. John R. Carter, Vicksburg,
Grand Prelate, rector of Holy
Trinity Episcopal church preach
ed the sermon which was listened
to with marked attention by an
overflow congregation.
Delightful music was furnished
by a choir composed of Mmes.
Willoughby, Johnson, Flood,
Henderson and Greenwood, so
pranos; Mmes. Redding and Bow
an filhna* \laccrc Pnnanf. MnPnr.
mick and Douglass, tenors, and
Messrs. Flood, Bowen, bassos.
Mrs. B. W. McCormick ably
asaisted with her violin and Mines.
Johnson, Greenwood and Wil
loughby, a trio of our best sing
ers, each gave a vocal solo. Mrs.
A. C. McNair acted as organist.
The Shrine parade at 4 o’clock
yesterday afternoon, was gro
tesque in the extreme and elicited
no end of merry response from
childhood up to good natured old
After the meeting of the Shrine
at 7:30 in the spacious new Hart
man building, all adjourned to the
Inez, where an elaborate banquet
was charmingly served and fitting
farewells spoken.
An appropriate toast to Brook
haven runs thus:
“Here’s to thee and thine,
Not forgetting me and mine;
And when thee and thine
Come to see me and mine,
May me and mine, treat thee and
As thee and thine have treated me
and mine.”
As one means of reaching the
C. O. D. liquor traffic Senator
Sanders has introduced a bill to
exclude all express companies
from doing business in Mississip
pi unless they are chartered under
the laws o£ Mississippi, and em
powering the Governor to revoke
their charters, whenever he has
evidence that such companies are
violating the laws of the State.
Hon. John Sharpe Williams ap
peared before the House Judic
iary Committee on Wednesday
and made an argument in support
of his bill to cut out the C. O. D.
liquor traffic. The action of the
Jackson mass meeting was wired
to Messrs. Williams and Hum
phreys by the Secretary Tuesday
night after the meeting.
Last Friday afternoon, while
Pomp Springs and his wife, ne
groes, were at work in the held
on P. H. Montgomery’s place, ten
miles north of Summit, their
bouse caught fire and was com
pletely destroyed. Their young
est son, who was alone in the
house at the time, met a fearful
death in the flames. _
Alexander McDonald, vice
president of the Standard^ Oil
Company, with Edmond K. Stallo
and his family, is at Laurel, and
will go from there to New Orleans
for the Carnival, later going on
an extended Mexican tour.
Mary E. Holmes, founder of
i the Mary E. Holmes Seminary a!
; West Point, an industrial school
! for negro girls, died at her home
in Rockford, 111. on the 13th inst.
A Few Smile Provoking Paragraphs
Gathered at Random.
Brookhaven a Large Place.
After viewing W. J. Layton’s
excellent picture of the Masonic
gathering in the Opera House,
one visitor said make him one and
he would call for it. Stepping
out on the pavement be scrutiniz
ed the studio, and after carefully
taking bis bearings, said “he
guessed he would be able to find
the place again.”
Lived too High.
One Mason said he felt like
Russia — “Internal disorders,”
caused by sumptuous Brookhaven
“Who’s Dead?”
“Anybody dead?” questioned
an inquiring mind bent on melan
choly, when he viewed Bro.
Thompson’s design above the
Methodist church door.
A Taste for Dainties.
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said Rube to the grocery man.1
"All right; here are the finest
caramels, cakes, and candies to be -
bought.” “Come down this!
way,” said R., shaking his head j
and winking his eye, "there’s |
what I want—sardines.” And
the g. m. sold him five cents worth
of crackers to make bis ten cent
box of “fish” more digestible.
“Something Doing."
‘ ‘These Brookhaven people beat,
the world,” said a passer by. |
"Just look at the vegetables for .
this lime of year—gardens grow-1
ing—fish caught—bread baked—I
ice froze—everything on the
Lord’s earth a * man can want.
I’m going to plowing as soon as
I get back to Jackson.”
Didn’t Like Jackson.
A Masonic visitor from a small
hamlet on the A. & V. R. R., af
ter being shown around progres
sive, prosperous Brookhaven said:
“Alter visiting a good city like
Brookhaven, I always hate to re
turn to my little burg.” But as
an after thought he remarked,
“But anyway, I will have to wait
in Jackson a few hours for my
train, and I guess my town won’t
seem so bad after that.
Worth Coming to Town to See.
“What’s that for,” asked Rube
of one of the working men who
were constructing the arch across
Cherokee street. “That, sir, is
for the Masons,” was the reply.
Each one will have to do a high
dive and if they land on their feet
they’re Masons.” Rube was much
interested and said be would
“come back and see that.”
“Mamma, ure all these Masons
going to work for Mr. Chris Lar
en s •
Self Preservation.
A gent from far away “blew
in” one of our stores Tuesday and
bought a tablet and pencil. Writ
ing his name on the tablet he re
marked, “I alius buy me a tablet
when I go to a strange town and
put my name on it, so if anything
should happen and I’d get killed
they would know who I was”—
Taking advantage of the wisdom
of this precaution his two com
panions also purchased tablets and
inscribed their names thereon.
Seem’ Things.
“It’s made me see snakes, but
never has made me see them many
lights before,” said a gent who
bad come to town and partaken
too freely of the “flowing bowl.”
He didn’t understand that it was
only the enterprising McGrath
store illuminated in honor of the
Fertilizers |
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We Sell the following Guaranteed brands:
“NEW SOUTH/’ our standard Cotton Seed Meal Mixture.
“Brookhaven Choice Amoniated Bone and Potash.”
“Brookhaven Special Mixture.”
“Vegetable Fertilizer.”
Hitfh Grade German Kainit and Acid Phosphate.
[The McGrath Store!
i Opens 7 A. M., Closes 6:30 P. M., Closes Saturdays 9:30 P. M. :
A Cordial Wolcomo!

has been extended by the citizens of Brookhaven to the S
| hundreds of distinguished guests who are attending the Mis- •
• sissippi Annual Meeting of Masonic Grand Lodge. All ar- ;
• rangemcnts have been carefully made by the local lodge and •
• no efforts have been spared to make the occasion enjoyabl !
S and the meeting a decided success. The visitors have been •
j given the “Keys of the City” and may feel assured that their ;
• presence is sincerely appreciated and that Brookhaven accords •
! “the strangers within her gates” a hearty welcome, first, last :
> and all the time.
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and a genial welcome to all comers has always been the ciis- ;
tom of the big department store of McGrath & Sons. They :
are always glad to have people visit the store—are glad to 5
“get acquainted” w ith them. The question of trade cuts no •
figure as to the “size” of welcome extended. When it comes j
to the question, however of investing in merchandise and get- *
ting best results, everybody knows that it pays to patronize !
the One Price Store.
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Bear in mind that new Spring Goods are rolling in rap- •
idly and that McGrath is ready for business. Ask to sec the •
late arrivals. S

New stylish and up-to-date are being exhibited at Me- ;
Grath’s One Price Store. Choice patterns in Embroideries !
and Laces are shown in profusion and the prices are very 5
reasonable. •


are special lines at the Big Department Store and you cannot :
afford to buy without first inspecting the handsome values ■
shown—ask to see that special 25c stocking, also 10 and 15c. •
McGrath & Sons are sole agents for ;
Warner Bros, and W. B. Corsets :
which are guaranteed to give satisfaction in fit and wear.
The $ 1.00 numbers are unequaled for price.
in the live footgear department of the big store. Elegant new •
Spring styles are rolling in and you are sure to find ithe best j
selections and good reliable stock.
are guaranteed both as to price and quality. Try the cele- j
brated ORRIS PATENT Flour. Sure to Please you. Ring \
No. 195 and place an order. ;
No need of being an expert buyer when you trade at S
McGrath’s. Your child can buy as cheaply as you can and ;
this is guaranteed absolutely.
If you are not already a customer of McGrath & Sons, •
a little investigation and careful comparison will convince you ;
that it means money in your pocket to give them your trade. •
Requesting that you give us frequent calls, we remain j
Yours truly, •

Brookhaven, Miss. :
The Sandy Bayou mandamus
case was argued in the Supreme
court Monday-and Tuesday. The
lawyers for Senator McLaurin
only submitted briefs. A decis
ion is looked for in about two
A bill introduced by benator
Ratcliff, of Pike, has passed the
upper body, extending the circuit
court terms in this district. Lin
coln is allowed five weeks for
each term by the provisions of the
bill, instead of four, as at present.

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