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PUBLISHED WEDNE RDAYS.
VOLUME 24-NUMBER 98. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, 24, 1906! " SUBSCRIPTION $2 A YEAR.
Jin the spring
A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY
HEAVILY TURNS TO
THOUGHTS OF
[CLOTHES
There is No Stock More Complete
Than Ours
There Are No Clothes More Stylish
Than Ours
There Are No Prices Mote Reason
5 able Than Ours
HEN let us figure with you on your
Spring Suit. We will take the !
I greatest pleasure in showing you our lines ;
\ of Men’s, Young Men’s, Youth’s, Boys’ !
u and Children’s Suits and if we cannot suit !
/ your fancy you only lose a little time. ;
Onr sales on GOOD CLOTHES are in- <
creasing every season, and our prices are !
steadily winning now trade. Within a few
more days spring weather will be upon us
and you will need lighter clothes. Don’t
delay buying until everything is picked
over. In '
!I Neckwear Hosiery Collars
Cuffs Underwear Shirts
Shoes Men’s Furnishings
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\ve are in position to show you the best selections of the day |>
and trust that you will favor us with a look over our stock. ,
Remember we have added the ]!
' W. L. Douglass Shoe
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To our stock, which gives us our lines complete. Take a !;
peep at our Shoe stock and we will show you the best values
in the State.
Yours for trade,
^Alw^ysW- |!
^ RELIABLE :!
CHEROKEE STREET.
NO TROUBLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
35—MILES—-33
SHORTEST LINE FROM
Shreveport to
Dallas and Ft. Worth
AND OTHER POINTS IN
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Write for booklet about MINERAL WELLS,
the great Texas health and pleasure resort,
E. P. TURNER,
General Passenger Agent,
DALLAS, TEX,
See The Leader About Your Job Printing.
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THE MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL
Construction Work to Brookhaven Near
ly Completed.
As stated in The Lender of
Wednesday, the laying of the
steel rails on the Mississippi Cen
tral from the Silver Creek end,
has progressed to within 10 miles
or less of Brookhaven and is be
ing steadily pushed in this direc
tion. All of the heavy grading
was practically completed several
weeks ago. The heavy rain of
Sunday night caused some caving
and sliding in a few places, but it
is stated that this will not greatly
delay the track laying.
With no unforeseen hindrance,
it is confidently predicted that
trains will be running through
from Brookhaven to Hattiesburg
by the last of April or first of
May. Where the Mississippi Cen
tral will cross the I. C. on its way
to Natchez, seems not to have
been definitely decided on yet, as
the two roads have not so far
reached an agreement. It is prac
tically settled, however, we learn,
that the M. C. will run through
Brookhaven instead of north of
the town, as at first contemplated.
Read This, Young Man.
Judge Wofford, of Kansas City,
in a recent address to boys gave
advice which if heeded, would
revolutionize the country. It
should be read by everybody in
the United States:
Ivq no Kooin on flirt LrtnnL frtim
teen years and during that time
thousands of boys have been
brought before me, but none of
them was a constant attendant at
church or Sunday School or obe
dient to his father or mother.
“I have inquired of many boys
what caused them to get into trou
ble and found that in most in
stances staying away from home
and school, playing pool, hanging
around street corners and smok
ing cigarettes are responsible.
“Start right, boys. To be any
body, to accomplish anything for
yourself or the community, you
cannot be idle. Don’t drink—li
quor destroys the mind and body.
Don’t swear—gentlemen do not;
It is low and vulgar. Don’t read
trash literature. It leads to the
devil. Don’t hang around the
street. Good men are ntt made
that way. Whenever you see a
man lying around town the devil
Is after him and will get him
sooner or later. Benjamin Frank
lin would never have accomplish
ed anything if he had been guilty
of these practices. Be honest
above all things. Poor boys make
the best citizens.”—$x.
John Herring"(Jets a New Trial,
The Supreme Court last Mon
day over ruled the judgment of
the lower court in the case of
John Herring vs. the State, and
remanded the case for a new trial.
Herring was indicted in Decem
ber, 1904, for the murder of Tom
Frazier in July, 1904. He was
tried on this indictment at the'
last spring term of the Lincoln
Circuit Court, convicted of man
slaughter, and received a sentence
of 20 years in the penitentiary.
The reversal was based on error
in the instructions given the iurv
for the State in the court below.
No man in public life can please
everybody7, and should not want
or attempt to, but the honest, up
right man who does not play the
hypocrite, but does what ho be
lieves to be right, without seeking
to please anyone, will come near
er meeting the approbation of a
majority of the people than any
one else. The people know, too,
when a person is pursuing aD hon
est course. A newspaper man
that doesn’t get “cussed” (to bis
back) isn’t worth a “cuss,” for
he never says anything worthy of
notice, else there would be some
body ready to find fault with him.
—Newton Record.
Confederate Veterans.
All Confederate veterans are
hereby notified to attend a regular
meeting of Sylvester Gwin Camp
of Confederate veterans at J. B.
Daughtry’s office in Brookhaven,
Miss., on April 0th, 1900, at 11
o’clock a. m. to elect officers, col
lect dues, and elect delegates to
the annual re-union at New Or
leans on April 25, 1906, and trans
act all other business that may
come before them.
JOHN M. MAY, Commander.
Mrs. J. T. Allen and little Miss
Vivian have been guests of Mrs.
Pigot Lea,
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FRIDAY, APRIL 6,
THE LINCOLN COUNTY COTTON ASSO
CIATION WILL MEET.
President Walter Clark and Other
Prominent Speakers Will Be present.
On April the 6tb, at 11 o’clock
a. no. at the court house, there
will be a meeting of farmers, mer
chants, bankers, hiisiness and
professional men, and all persons
interested in the material pros
perity of the people of our coun
ty, State and Southland, to which
meeting the public is cordially
invited. State President Walter
Clark and other prominent speak
ers have accepted invitations to be
present and address the Liucoln
County Cotton Association on that
date. The principles of the Cot
ton Association appeal to men of
every calling and station, and this
apDeal to rally in the interests of
the farmers of Lincoln county
should and, no doubt will, result
in a great meeting on the above
named date.
Let the farmers and merchants
and men of all professions attend
this great county meeting.
A. M. SUMMERS,
Pres. County Association.
J. G. SESSIONS,
Recording Secretary.
IN THE LOCAL COURTS.
Cases Disposed of During the Last
Week.
Mayor’s Court.
City vs. Milly Dixon—Unlaw
ful retailing. $50 and costs.
City vs. Ella Champion—Dis
turbing the peace. $2.50 and
costs.
City vs. J. D. Goss and Grant
Cannon—Fighting. $2.50 and
costs.
City vs. Willie Cook—Raffling.
$5 and costs.
City vs. Jesse Hemphill —
Drunk. $5 and costs.
Justice Daughtry’s Court.
- Hollis Dukes—Jumping on
train. Fined $5 and costs.
Willie Oneil —Assault and bat
tery. Discharged.
John Jones—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costa.
Calvin Ross—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
Loss Benjamin—Gaming. Fin
ed $2.50 and costs.
Will Watkins—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
Watson Harvey—Gaming. Fin
ed $2.50 and costs.
Jack Edwards—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
Sam Bardon—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
Rob Gordon—Gaming. Fined
$2.50 and costs.
Sam Brown—Assault and bat
tery. Fined $2.50 and costs, y
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The Peripatetics.
The” elegant McNair home was
thrown open to the Peripatetics
last Saturday and the gracious
hostesses, Mrs. A. C. McNair and
daughter, Mrs. Wildurr Willing,
made the afternoon one of the
most pleasant of the club year.
The study of Medieval Lays and
Mendelssohn constituted the pro
gram, the' numbers of which were
as follows.
Paper—Life of Mendelssohn,
Mrs. Susie Pegram; vocal, “Oh!
Rest in the Lord,” Mrs. J. H.
Redding; paper, “The Trouba
dours,” Mrs. John Seavey; piano,
Spinning Wheel, Mrs. R. T.
Scherck; paper, The Minnesing
ers, Miss Martin; vocal, Spring
Song, Mrs. J. H. Johnson.
Marriage Licenses Issued During the
Past Week.
Whites—John Walton Williams
and Miss Bertha Woodall; J. J.
Maples and Miss Courtney Cup
sted; L. E. Bailey and Miss Mat
tie James.
Colored—S. C. Connelly and
Lettie Singelterry; John Smith
and Winnie Rockingham; Henry
Allen and Hattie Smith.
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A rare set of eight unused Unit
ed States postage stamps in the
collection of A. H. Schollo sold
for $2,501 at auction in New
York. The face value of the
stamps is $1.75. It is a complete
set of issue of August 14, 1861.
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WOODMEN OF THE WORLD.
Several Local Camps Lately Organized
by Will B. Russell.
Will B. Russell, duly commis
sioned to organize new camps of
the Woodmen of the World in this
section of the State, has recently
organized several lodges in Lin
coln county and one in Franklin.
The names and officers are given
below: -
Gum Grove Camp—Officers:
W. J. Sutherland, Past Consul
Commander; Tolly Martin, Con
sul Commander; T. N. Lambrigbt,
Adviser Lieutenant; Willie P.
Holloway, Clerk; Ernest Keen,
Escort.; Samuel Philips, Banker;
Ed. Sasser, Watchman; Ur. T. E.
Hewitt, Camp Physician.
Montgomery Camp.‘—Officers:
J. R. Brown, Past Consul Com
mander; B. H. Moak, Consul
Commander; Adviser Lieutenant,
J. A. Brown; B. F. Moak, Escort;
Geo. Moak, Clerk; N. J. Hen
nington, Banker; C. C. Brown,
Watchman; J. L. Johnson, Sen
try; Dr. T. M. Brister, Camp
Physician.
McCall’s Creek Camp.—Offi
cers; Perry Smith, Past Consul
Commander; E. M. Laird, Consul
Commander; L. E. Dickey, Ad
viser Lieutenant; J. N. Cotten,
Clerk; T. C. Parsons, Banker;
Jeff Cotten, -Escort; C. E. Jones,
Watchman; T. B. Cotten, Sentry;
Dr. J. I. Cain. Phvsieinh.
Cold Springs Camp.—Officers:
Lon Stringer, Past Consul Com
mander; Walter Smith, Consul
Commander; Adviser Lieutenant,
J. W. Hyde; Virgil Lawrence,
Clerk; James Cain, Escort; C. R.
Hill, Banker; G. C. Pittman,
Watchman; T.B.Ellis, Sentry; W.
H. Horton, Camp Physician.
Bailey Branch Camp.—Officers:
W. M. Martin, Past Consul Com
mander; Cassie Myers, Consul
Commander; Martin Rushing,
Adviser Lieutenant; Dan Smith,
Clerk; John Smith, Banker; J. R.
Pennington, Escort; J. B. Bus
ter, Watchman; Dr. J. P. Conn,
Camp Physician.
Mallalieu Camp.—Officers: A.
E. Cutrer, Consul Commander;
Richard Burton, Adviser hfeuten
ant; T. F. Rials, Clerk; Z. Z.
Coon, Banker; I. T. Lambert, Es
cort; Ike Harveston, Watchman;
B. J. Thornhill, Sentry; Dr. L.
J. Butler, Camp Physician.
Mr. Russell was in Brookhaven
Thursday, and stated that he
would attend the big Woodmen
picnic given by the Montgomery
Camp today.
T«e Gum Grove Camp will
hold their next meeting, Monday
night, 26th inst., and the McCall
Camp will hold their next meet
ing Tuesday night, 27th, of which
the members are requested to take
due notice.
Suit whicb aims to dispossess^
forty or fifty families of property
they have occupied for years, and
on which they have paid taxes,
haa hnon filorl in frhn Phonoorir
Court at Vicksburg by W. K.
Craig and others, the value of the
land involved being placed at
$50,000. The property in contro
versy is in the Barefield section,
five miles north of Vicksburg.
In 1895 the present occupants of
the tract bought lots, paying fan
cy prices, the purchasers having
since paid all taxes. Five years
prior to the sale of these lots,
through an error, all of fractional
section 40, in which this property
lies, was taken by tire State for
taxes, at the same time being as
sessed to individual parties. In
1901, for $370, C. H. Fife bought
from the State all of fractional
section 40. A short time thereaf
ter it came into the possession of
W. K. Craig. Craig and Fife
now endeavor to dispossess the
original owners of the land.
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Congressman McLain has intro
duced a bill in congress for the
improvement of the' Homochitto
river, and directing the secretary
of . war to cause a survey of,the
river to be made from its mouth
to the Yazoo and Mississippi Val
ley railroad crossing, with a view
of ascertaining the extent to which
the same should be further dredg
ed and improved in order to meet
the necessities of commerce; and
he shall also report a plan for
making the necessary improve
ment, together with an estimate
of the cost of same.
“To promote and tojsecure pu
rity, higher, nobler, healthier liv
ing, public spirit, filial piety,
honest business methods, and
patriotism are duties owed by the
newspapers to its patrons and to
their families,” says Success.
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McGrath’s Grand Spring■ i
Opening
—" ■ " '■"■ 11 IS ANNOUNCED FOR"——»»'■' ■ ' ■"'— ■ ■ ■ | £
I Wednesday, April 4th, 1906 j
Thursday, April 5th, 1906 j
1 ...ELEGANT DISPLAY OF MILLINERY... f
I Dress Goods, Silks, White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Waists, Skirts, Underwear and a |
I general line of up-to-date Dry Goods. Remember that MILLINERY will be the main feature f
I of this occasion, with the usual accompaniments—music, souvenirs, etc., etc. §
I The display of handsome tailored hats and millinery novelties will do full credit to the f
reputation of the big department store, and visitors will be delighted with the variety and |
beauty of the exhibit. |
McGrath’s Millinery Department will be under the able management of the accomplished |
trimmer, I
Miss Lula Springfield, of St. Louis. j
With excellent taste and judgment, combined with natural talent, and a wide experience in t
the intricacy of Millinery, Miss Springfield comes admirably equipped to make the department f
a success. ~ |
I McGrath’s Millinery department is conducted on the same popular lines as other depart- |
ments in the One Price Store—SATISFACTION GUARANTEED first, last and all the time, |
and money back if otherwise.
Remember the dates of the Grand Opening, April 4th and Sth. Everybody invited. Come I
and bring your friends. Trusting to have the pleasure of a visit on this pleasure- giving |
occasion, we remain
Yours truly, |
| John McGrath ^ sons |
School Picnic at Gam Grove.
On Saturday, March 31st*
school exercises will^be held at
Gum Grove school. There will
be dinner and other refreshments
on the ground. The public is
cordially invited. The following
program will be carried out:
Opening Prayer.
America.
“When Huldy Expects Her
Beau,” by Fannie Lambrigbt.
“Bimetallism,” by Kirby Hol
loway.
“Lasca,” by Coonie Grice.
“Manifest Destiny,” by Curtis
Keen.
“There Once Was a Toper,” by
Miimie Phillips.
Music.
“Burial of Moses,” by Minnie
Wactor.
“The Sign Board,” by Roy
Grice.
“Brave Alta Wayne,” by Luna
Hollowav.
“The Single Hair,” by Ollie
Grice.
“Kate Ketchem,” bv Georgie
Lambright.
''Music.
“Philip Barton,” by Zula Keen.
“Major Jones’ Courtship,” by
Clarence Holloway.
“Inasmuch,” by Janie Wactor.
“Sun Dust,” by Jeff Sasser.
'“What the Little Girl Said,”
by Mary Johnson.
“The Hot Axle^” by Walter
Grice.
Music.
“The New South,” by Samuel
Wactor.
“Love Flying in at the Win
dow,” by Emma Sasser.
“Get Acquainted With Your
self,” by Fletcher Grice.
“The Dukite Snake,” by Etta
V. Burt.
“My Mule Ride,” by Edgar
Sasser.
Music.
“The Refractory Cow,” by
Fannie Holloway.
“The Yankee in Love,” by
Samuel Phillips.
“The Burning of Chicago,” by
Clara Grice.
“The Black Horse and His Rid
er,” by Willie Holloway.
Music.
Dinner.
After dinner speeches on educa
tion will be made by prominent
citizens and visitors. Let every
body come and speak a good word
for better schools.
Respectfully,
W. R. NORTON, Teacher/
Read Parsons, May, Ober
schmidt Co.’s ad.
Not Yellow Fever.
New Orleans, La., March 18.—
Unanimous agreement of the
physicians from the visiting States
of the South, of the local physi
cians and of the representatives of
the United States government that
the patient did not have yellow
fever, was the result of an autop
sy held today on the body of
Jules Ebrenz, who died in the
Charity Hospital last night and
whose case had been reported as
yellow fever by one of the local
physicians. No suspicious case
exists in New Orleans today.
Notice to South Lincoln Subscribers.
All of The Leader's South Lin
coln subscribers who now receive
their mail at the country post
offices soon to be abolished, and
all others who will have private
boxes on the four new rural free
deilvery routes to run out from
Bogue Chitto after April 1st, are
requested to send us notice how to
address their papers when the
changes are made. We are al
ways glad to serve our patrons
with the paper promptly, and if
they will aid us by reporting any
changes desired from their present
addresses, we will take pleasure in
carrying out their wishes.
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To the ladies of Brookhaven and our
sister cities and surrounding country,
we extend an invitation to our : : :
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;iMillinery Opening;
April 4th and 5th, 1906
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when we will show a larger and
prettier line than ever. Don’t forget
the date and be sure to come,- one ;
and all. Yours respectfully,
I!MRS. R. H. HAMILTON;
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