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-> . EVERY WEDNESDAY—EVERY SATURDAY. n’ivJ«t .. ... ... ’ ’ I ' - 1 ‘ • ^»—————■ THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 BY THE YEAR . --- - ... ..... .1_1 .. ■■* .. - ----—. ■■ ■> -. 1 -- --■- ■ 1 -----— ■ ■ ^ II I I Complete Line of White Goods I 36 to 44 inch White Organdy, from ) 60c to $1.50 per yard. 36 to 44 inch White Voile, from 50c to $1.25 per yard. Pride of the West White Lawns, from 25c to 39c per yard. 36 inch English Long Cloth, from 39c to 50c per yard. 39 to 40 inch Mercerized Batiste, 60c per yard. 36 to 44 inch Nainsook, from 50c to 75c per yard. 26 to 36 inch White Skirt Goods, nice range of patterns, 39c to $1.50 - per yard. We also have full line of imported Laces from 10c to 85c per yard. I I Staple Goods I I 35c value in a I6J/2 by 32 inch Muck Towel at 25c each. Best grade of Dress Ginghams, in large range of patterns, 30c, 35c, 39c, and 45c. Nice lot of Fancy Lawns and Ba tiste, from 25c to 30c. Riverside Checks, Shirtings, and I Plaids. Very special at 29c per yard. Yard Wide soft finish Bleach Do mestic, at 25c per yard. Three-fourth yard wide, soft finish Bleached Domestic, at 20c per yard. One lot.MftjL’s Cloth Hats, all large sizes , veifSspecial at 49c each. One lot of Men’s Dress Caps, all large sizes, to close out at 50c to 75c. One lot of Men’s Laundered Dress Shirts, all small sizes, 14 to 14V*j, at $1.00. ' .. One lot ot Men s Soft Pongee and soft Dress Shirts, all small sizes at $1.00. Nice line of Men’s Shoes in Oxfords from $7.50 to $8.75 per pair. Nice line of Ladies Oxfords and Pumps from $3.50 to $9.00. Nice line of Children’s and Misses Low Cuts, Pumps and Oxfords at 75c to $7.00. Signal Tub Test Overalls, one of the best overalls on the market at $3.00. Signal Tub Test Coats to match above overall at $3.00. Good full made work Shirts, very special at from $1. 50 to $1.65 each. —. —.- - 11 We have many other good things to offer at very low prices in our Dry Goods, Hosiery, Notions and Grocery Departments. Call and ask to see our line whether you are ready to buy or not, we will appreciate the* call. Yours very truly, B. L 4 D. R. KAYES CO PAKY I BOADWEE BUILDING. BROOKHAVEN, MISS. , .. . , s ~ *' ,: 1 _. 1 ‘ ■■.-■■ •■:.-•• ' ■-- .... _. . ■ ICharldon Players I ^—PRESENTING—. I POPULAR PLAYS AT POPULAR PRICES I "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE” I "A Pair ol Sixes” "Under Cover” S "WITHIN THE LAW” | "Jerry” "Charley’s Aunt” 1 AND OUR FEATURE “POLLY OF THE CIRCUS” | All Week of April 26 CANVASETHEATRE S LOT ON CORNER OF MONTICELLO AND FIRST STS. ■■■■■HnnmuHui bbebhibbbiihbi . - - ■ : » ZZV rJLLLU Ki LI CLONE OF TUESDAY Hundreds Injured by Tornado Which Sweeps Through State. April 22 marked the anniversarj of the cyclone that swept this vi cinity in 1883 and also the one ol the year previous at Monticello. Ir both of these disastrous visitation! of the Storm King property and lif( were swept out and suffering, phy sical and mental was left in th< path of the vicious wind where manj lay injured and others were grief stricken over the loss of loved ones. On "Tuesday, April 20, of this weel a tornado of a similar nature start ed in the south-eastern portion o: the State at its southwestern bor der and swept to the northeast witl awful effect in our State, in Alabami Georgia and'Tennessee. 229 weri killed and many hurt. Effort to relieve the suffering ii the stricken district was provlnf successful Wednesday, relief expedl tions being Bent into the stricken sec tlons from New Orleans and severs other Southern cities. Offers of ai< were\ made by local and nationa charitable organizations, and the A merican Red Cross sent thousand; of dollars to aid in providing am equipping temporary hospitals to ac commodate the injured, sick am homeless. / 32,000,000 worth of property wai destroyed. A number of Mississippi refugee; from the storm reached New Orlean but most of tjiose made homeless li Southeastern Mississippi were care< for in Meridian or other center; ■where the Red Cross was quick ti establish relief stations. Hospitals li many of the larger towns were fllle< tu UTOiUVTTlUg, UltU 111 UV111V lllkllUllVVO the courthouse or other public build ings were used. An appeal has reached Brookhaven from Homer W. Borst, Director of Civilian Relief, for all sorts of cloth ing for men, women and children, which should be addressed Meridian, care of the Red Cross. Meridian is the distributing center. Thursday morning 80110 blankets, 500 tents, several hundled cots and thousands of bandages were on the way from New Orleans, and later an other large shipment was sent out to New Albany, Laurel, Meridian, Boon vill and Aberdeen, Miss. Because of the numbers of persons injured by the storm the Red Cross has sent on quantities of surgical dressings. INCIDENTS OF THE STORM. At Corinth four children of Fltch er McAnnall were killed and the mother fatally injured and the home demolished. At New Albany $800,000 of pro perty was destroyed and- 500 left . homeless, 100 Injured. Deemer, north Mississippi, was wiped out—45 killed; 100 homes de ‘ mottshed. > At Laurel an automobile was blown ■ several hundred yards, spokes blown ■ out of wheels, tires torn off rims, 1 three tires still full of wind when i found. 1 Horse blown more than a mile with two by four timer driven through > JtB body. I Numerous small trees stripped clean of bark by wind. 1 Barbed wire fence torn from posts, but posts still standing. * An automobile locked in a garage escaped without a scratch, Jt>ut garage * was blown to splinters. • s Boxcar lifted from tracks and set l down in street on its wheels. I Half dozen jars of fruit blown sev ) eral hundred yards and found un > damaged. .» l Music Hall of Agricultural High l School lilted from Us foundations f auu cal i xcu <x w txy , uui a oymucx icu. At Atlanta Mrs. Gibson S. Chand ler, sister of Thomas Hardy, and two of his children, Luther and an in fant daughter, were killed. Mr. Har dy, his wife and a son were not ex pected to survive their Injuries. In Alabama, three little daughters of Louis Eastburn were killed, a baby being torn from its mother’s arms, while the mother was uninjured. The weather is still in an unset tled condition and there is appre hension everywhere in the state on account of the terrible experience at Meridian and other places. -- Federal Government Bepresentatives To Speak for Better Health. Miss Gertrude Henderson, an at tractive and zealous member of that contingent of our state and county in terefeted in better health conditions and a better race with higher ideals and a greater vision, was in Brook haven Thursday preparing the way for two noted women doctors of New York who are coming to Brook haven May 4, 5, and 6 to speak. Dr. Hannah Morris will address business women and women general ly and girls and will give three lec tures while here. Dr. Lenna Meanes will speak to the colored women and to the school girls on May 6 and 6 at times and places to be named. Dr. Morris who will address the ladies of Brookhaven has had expe rience as a practitioner in a large Sanitarium, at the same time run ning a farm in connection with the health enterprise and did the work well. Dr. Morris has reached Inid dle age and is in every way fitted to speak With authority the things per taining to her office. The Leader bespeaks for her and for Dr. Meanes a large hearing in Brookhaven. Remember the dates—May 4, 5, and 4, WILL TAKE A NEW CENSUS OF THE CITY Plans All Made at Public Meet ing Held Yesterday— Gen eral Dissatisfaction. A meeting at the City Hall yes terday afternoon called by the Brook haven Board of Trade and the City Council to take action that would correct the apparent incorrect cen sus of the city as given out by the government completed plana that will in due time place Brookhaven with the proper figures that are due. The official report gives the city 4,71)0 population, or a loss of 11 per cent in the last 10 years, all this notwithstanding the fact that the corporation limits have been extend ed and that the city has been grow ing all the while. All citizens agree and know that with the proper e numeration the figures will show a population of from 6,000 upward. Plans to correct the figures given were fully made at the meeting. Mr. W. H. Seavey was called to the chair as temporary chairman, af terward being superceded by Dr. I. W. Cooper,^president of the Board oi Trade, as permanent chairman, with Mayor R. S. Butler as secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by Mr. W. H. Seavey, who explained that all the city wanted was to be given an exact and fair count on its census. On motion a committee of five were appointed as official census enume rators of the City with full power to act and take whatever means neces sary to get a full and accurate cen sus of the city and to employ and use all the means necessary to get such a census and have the city enu merated on the books as it should be. This committee was appointed by the chairman as follows: wara i—li. £l. jtjowen. Ward 2—W. H. Seavey. Ward 3—A. A. Cohn. Ward 4—J. M. Wood. Ward 5—F. H. Hartman. City-at-Large—L. H. Baggett. SIDELIGHTS ON THE MEETING. A call of the opinions Of those present as to the number of persons in the corporate limits ranged all the way from 6,000 to 9,000. The City Council is in full sympa thy with the gathering of the data that will put Brookhaven in its pro per column of figures and will foot all of the necessary bills to give the city its proper rating. F. D. Hewitt, supervisor of the census for this district, has written a letter to Mayor Butler citing that he will do all within his power to correct any and all errors that are shown. Alderman Bee stated before the meeting that one of the enumerators who took the Brookhaven census ap peared before the Board of Aldermen in a rather arrogant attitude and that all efforts of the Board up the present had been unavailing to get any change in the figures. City Clerk Byrne forcibly set forth that as one of the former street hand litsers of the city, that he believed that the main deficit was due to the failure of the enumerators to get all of the negroes of the city listed in the census. He believed that most of the negroes were afraid of getting their names listed on account of su perstition or on account of the fact that they did not understand what they were being listed for and would be "getting into trouble” if they gave their names to a solicitor. Hon. Hugh V. Wall introduced a resolution that the committee be em powered to draft whatever resolution it saw fit as to a protest against the enumeration that had been given the city. A A .A.AaJ 1L.1_ K/W..MVV. UVMlVVU vuuv vu account of the size of the meeting, representing as it did people from all sections of the city and wards, that opportunity should be given the candidates to speak. Those who re sponded in apt ways were Clyde Day, Pat Farrell, J. H. Case, J. Sidney Penn, Chester Byrne and R. S. But ler. Among those who made suggestions and talks were: W. H. Seavey, Supt. Byrd of the City Schools* Hon. H. V. Wall, J. M. Wood, E. McCormick, E. M. Bee, A. A. ^Cohn, Oity Clerk Byrne and Mayor Butler. - --* Republicans Nominate Delegates. The Lincoln County Republicans held its County Convention, Thurs day in the office of Brennan and Brennan in Brookhaven. There was a. large crowd of Lincoln County de legates present, and much enthusiasm was expressed over the prospects of the election of the next Chief Ex ecutive. t Judge E. F. Brennan, J. M. Tyler, and E. F. Brennan, jr., were elected delegates to the District and State Conventions to be held in Jackson on the 4th and 5th of May. E. F. Brennan, sr., was elected chairman, and J. M. Tyler secretary of Lincoln County. -* Many Chevrolets Here. It is being constantly mentioned by those observant of local enterprise in auto sales that there are an un usually large number of Chevrolet 490 cars in use in this vicinity. Be sides these cars that were sold prior to that time Laird ft Day have dis posed of exactly 200 cars of that make within a year's time, while 40 SPPrtnH hnrH Anna aIqa nnn>A<l nwn era under their salesmanship. Since Jan. 1st Laird ft Day sold 59 new Chevrolet 490 autos and eight trucks. HOLIDAY NOTICE. The undersigned banks will not be open for business on Monday, April 26, 1920, A legal holiday, (Memorial Day.) Brookhaven Bank & Trust Co. first National Bank. . -* Mr. Matthews.Ard Is a welcome guest at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Q, Jg, Ard, . 0 * ei HiHiiiiiiiiflniiHiniimiiHiMiiuimiiiii | Program i For Week—April t I 26th—May 1st. < MONDAY, APRIL 26 BILLIE BUBKE “WANTED, A HUSBAND.” Supreme Comedy • Dainty Billie Burke has the de ■ lightful role of a girl who finds S5 herself, in her latest photoplay. 11c and 22c. TUESDAY, APRIL 27 WILLIAM BUSSELL “LEAVE IT TO ME.” Mutt & Jeff. Fox News. SS Romance of a rich young man. A — tale bristling with fun, light and SB fervor. 3B 11c and 22c. as YY rjUl> £|UA I, ArtllL Zo RETURN ENGAGEMENT Longfellow’s “EVANGELINE.” Ernest Truex Comedy. 3 Popular request prompted us to — book this subject for a return en as gagement. B5 17c and 28c. THURSDAY, APRIL 29 H. B. WARNER =a lu “HAUNTING SHADOWS.” "The Adventures of Ruth” Fox News BE Fourth episode of Ruth Roland’B BZ popular serial. 11c and 22c FRIDAY, APRIL 30 ETHEL CLAYTON 3 “THE 13TH COMMANDMENT” Joe Martin Comedy. ■ Ethel Clayton is a society idler BZ who learns a new viewpoint of life BZ in her newest picture. 3 lie and 28c SATURDAY, MAY 1 BRYANT WASHBURN in “TOO MUCH JOHNSON.” FATTY in "Moonshine.” 5 Washburn’s fondness for yachting BZ involves him in an amazing mesa — in this subject. BZ lie a^d 22c MARGUERITE CLARK ““ Monday, May 2nd. 13 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll iiiiiHiiiiiiffliiiiiuiiinwiHiimmuiimni^iiiHiimiiiiiitiiiniiniiMiMiii] a The Curtain of Life. The moving picture screen draws back the curtain of life unveiling the thoughts, loves, passions and ideals of humanity. In fact, the secret of the fascina tion of moving pictures is that they show you yourself as you really are, or as you might be. Every man and woman, high or low, rich or poor, can sometimes find the very, features of his own char acter depicted on the screen. Year after year the greatest talent of the screen, of the theatre, of literature, are drawn together, and gives out the results of all this concentrated genius to the form of an ever changing stream of photo-plays— dramas, comedies, travel pictures. In every city and every village every afternoon and evening, eager audiences composed of four million people from all walks of life, find the curtain of life drawn back at the “Movies." Legitimate amusement for the entertainment of humanity, when humanity has the time and inclina tion to avail itself of it is one of the crying needs of the hour. The purpose of the moving picture is to ease minds fagged out from the tedious routine of profes sional activity, to rest bodies worn from the labors of the day. *1 At Yottr Local Theatre. While the management enjoys the opportunity afforded by the Magazines in which moving picture cri tics set the pace for high class production, the Man ager invites suggestion and community interest in his endeavors to entertain the people. In booking the plays we are governed by the ex pressions of the critics one of whom is Mra. Linda Griffith, wife of D. W. Griffith, producer and director of plays. Mrs. Griffith is versed in all stfcges of the picture game and understands the demand for legiti mate entertainment everywhere. Our new musicians are ple&sing our patrons? our fans are in full swing and the Arcade has a welcome every day for every comer. C T. MONTGOMERY, MANAGER. llllHlllimillHllHllllliiimiiiiniiimimiiimiiiiiiimniiiimiHimiiniimii El MAKE TIRE- FILLER FROM CORN STALKS Corporation Organized at Nor* field to Manufacture New Product. A corporation that bids fair to mean much to the state and nation as well was organized at Norfleld on the 14th day of April, 1920. This corporation, known as the Paren chyma Products Manufacturing Co., was organized under the corporate laws of the State of Indiana and cap italized at one hundred thousand dollars. All of the directors and of ficers are local citizens and are deep ly interested in the success of the cor poration. The purpose of the corporation is something new in the automobile and tire world. It is based on a pat ent obtained by Mr. J. H. Douglass, a citizen of Norfleld, Mississippi, whereby the interior pulp of the corn stalk is, thru a certain chemical treatment, made into a lasting sub stance and given almost the resilien cy and elasticity of rubber. After this pulp is treated in this manner it can be used for the inte rior of automobile and other motor vehicle tires. It bids fair to revolu tionize the automobile and tire world. It will also be a great aid to the farmers of the country in that a market will be given to the com mon corn stalk. Just as cotton seed were once thrown away but are now almost Invaluable so will be the his tory of the corn stalk under this new treatment. As above stated, a patent has been granted for the process by the United States Government with foreign patents pending. This 61 itself speaks volumes for the-movement. By virtue of this new process there will be ho necessity of the present trou blesome inner tubes in tires. The "Tubeless Tires” will be here and the day of punctures will be past. This substance will be placed in the interior of the tires by certain scien tific processes and the life of the cas ing will be the life of the tire. The resiliency and elasticity of the tire will be as great as it Is today. There will be no necessity of useless ex pense in carrying the usual extra tire. The greatness of all great inven tions or processes is simplicity, and this new idea is marked by the same characteristic. A limited amount of stock will be placed on the market at the office of the Company. It is a pleasure to note that all of the officers are stable business men of the community and this gives as surance of the success of the insti tution. J. H. Douglass was elected president; 0. H. Hartman, vice-pres ident; Jno. N. Bitel, treasurer; Geo. H. McCann, secretary; A. A. Cohn, at torney. A plant will be built Immediately ' \ A FIFTY CENT RAISE IN THE LEADER'S SUBSCRIPTION PRICE The Old Price of $2.00 Per Year Will Be Good, Though, Until May 29, to Those Who^Pay in Advance. The high cost of living has gotten the best of us at last. We have made a hard fight against the demands of the situa tion that confronts us. It has been our desire and our hope for the past three years to survive the general high cost of living without changing our subscription price of $2.00 per year to a higher figure; but the con tinual yearly increase by the government in postal rates and other increases all along the line necessitate the new order we are com pelled to inaugurate. Newspaper now costs four times what it did three years ago. The Leader is among the last papers in the State to raise its subscription price, many of them having already done so. ' The raise of only fifty cents is slight indeed compared with the increased cost of running the business. In the face of the stress of the times we are doing our dead level best for our subscribers while maintaining the paper as a business enterprise. ■ ( HERE ARE OUR RULES: From now until Saturday, May 29th, inductive, any and all sub» scHbers or new subscribers, may secure the paper at the old price of $2.00 per year by settlement of any amount they may be due and the payment in advance of the present price—$2.00 per year. After that date any and all subscriptions will be collected at the new price of $2.50 per year. • No deviations whatever will be made from this rule. t .■ I -— wherein will be manufactured the products of the Parenchyma Pro ducts Manufacturing Company. It is institutions of this kind which hare built up the commercial world and in all probability it will be a great thing to our people in every respect. —. m Notice to Creditor!. Notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of March, 1920, letters of administration were granted to the undersigned on the estate of James E. Sasser, deceased, by the Chancery Court of Lincoln County, Mississippi, and all persons haring claims against said estate are required to hare the same probated and registered by the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Lin coln County, within one (1) year and a failure to probate and register for one (1) year will bar the claim. T. L. SASSER, Administrator. ,-¥ Mr. C. J. Kees spent last Sunday la Now Orloano, First Baptist Church. The Interest In our April evange listic work has grown steadily. Last Sunday morning there were 10 addi tions to our church. Seven of these were from our Sunday School and / came for baptism. We are expecting a fine Sunday School next Sunday morning and >. hope to have a photograph of our Bchool at the closing hour. T%e pastor will preach at 11:00 and 7:30. Morning theme “The Greatest of all Invitations.” At 7:30 the subject will'be “The Place and Purpose of Good Works.” The ordinance of baptism will be administered at the evening hour. The public Is most cordially Invited to attend and worship with us. J. A .Taylor, pastor. —--* Mr. Duncan McCormick Is expect ed tomorrow from St. Jambs, La., to accompany his wife and child home at the MeCor nick fcouutead.