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than merchandise in any other line.
WATCHES—Our stock is well selected, all makes and styles and
all guaranteed by ourselves.
JEWELRY—A beautiful selection in all styles.
STERLING SILVER—The Gorham—the best.
SILVER PLATED WARE.
COMMUNITY SILVER—1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. A. Rogers—
in 26 piece chests.
Prices—In inviting an inspection and comparison from the dol
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SMOOTH NEGRO PASSES
THREE BAD CHECKS
Were Signed by “Jen Oreer”—Present,
ed in Payment for Purchases With
A smooth negro passing bad checks
has victimized three Brookhaven retail
dealers the past several days. The
amounts were small in each instance.
The negro used different pay names on
the checks at each of the three places
he visited when he presented the checks
supposed to have been signed by "Jess
Greer” in payment for small purchases,
getting in return the goods bought and
the difference in cash. When the firms
presented the checks for payment'at the
bank they were promptly turned down
Godbold & Turnbough’s markets had
two of the bad checks passed on
them. Their establishment . on South
Railroad Avenue was mulcted with a
$8.00 check, while their market in the
Boone Building cashed a $10.50 check.
Will Rose, running a grocery thought
an $8.00 check was also all right un
til he presented it at.the bank for pay
Deputy sheriff H. L. Hoskins has been
making diligent endeavors to appre
hend the guilty party, but so far with
no apparent results.
CARD OF THANKS.
When the shadows of death
closed around us, taking our be
loved husband and father, the
tender ministrations of relatives,
neighbors and friends shone bril
liantly through the gloom.
For every . spoken and written
word—for every thoughtful act
of kindness — for every flower
that fragrantly breathed its mes
sage of love and sympathy thru
the sorrowful hours we are deep
Genuine friendship was mani
fested in so many ways that were
consoling to us; and our hearts
go out to all in sincere apprecia
Mrs. Sam Storm and Family.
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See the Big FREE Street Parade Friday at Noon |
Tickets Now on Sale at Dunning’s 1
BREWER TO ENTER
Some Political Hurly .Burly—Anti Tote
Split—Vardaman Stronger, But
Fight oa Record.
(By J. D. Craig.)
Clarksdalc, Miss—Former Governor
Earl Brewer left his home in Clarka
dale Thursday night for Jackson with
the purpose, avowed to intimate friends
and business associates of placing his
name in the political pot from which is
to be drawn the name«of a successor to
John Sharp Williams, as United States
senator from Mississippi. Two candi
dates, Hubert t>. Stephens and Ex
Senator James K. Vardaman, have al
ready announced for Williams' toga.
Political wiseacres are taking a many
angled view of the prospective Brewer
announcement, but most of them agree
that it will probably mean a run-off
primary in August, unless as is claimed
by his friends, he will do, Vardaman
outdistances both Stephens and Brew
Men said to be "in the know” say
Brewer's name was prominently men
tioned by leaders in the antl-Vardaman
faction when they were casting about
for a candidate. So also was the name
of Congressman Ben G. Humphries, of
Greenville, perhaps Mississippi's ablest
man in the lower house. Humphries
however, preferred the security of his
present seat to the hazards of a sena
HARRISON OPENS QUARTERS.
When the anti-Vardaman men finally
jentered on Stephens, Senator Pat Har
rison sent his private secretary down
from Washington and opened headquar
ters in Jackson, from which a speaking
tour into every county In the state Is
to be directed.
r rienas or *ix-oepaior varaaman wmi
was Defeated two years ago because of
his war reoord and because of a letter
written by President Wilson asking
Mississippi not to return him, see in the
Brewer announcement a split in the
anti-vote and their confidence, already
strong, has increased with the news.
Supporters of the “white chief' ad
mit they are apprehensive over the wo
man vote. Women of the country pre
cincts, where Vardaman's strength lies,
are not registering, while the women in
towns, where the anti’s predominate,
SAT VARDAMAN STRONGEST.
Vardaman prophets, however, are
claiming a victory on the grounds that
their candidate is the strongest both
in following and of ability. They claim
that two years ago, despite his defeat
Vardaman lost little of his normal
strength and divide blame tor the Har
rison majority between the Wilson let
ter and a rain that was almost torren
tial which fell on election day and kept
many Vardaman men, farmers, away
from the polls. Many boxes, it is
claimed, that usually cast a large Var
daman vote were not even opened.
Both Stephens and Brewer will cen
ter their fire on Vardaman's opposition
to President Wilson’s war program and
the sins of the present administration,
which is composed largely of Varda
man men,, and is somewhat unpopular
because of the fight now being waged
between Revenue Agent Stokes V. Rob
ertson, a Vardaman man, and the bus
iness element that wants to see the 63
Are insurance companies banjshed by
the revenue agent in 1919, return to the
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Brilliant Cast of Local Artists to to
Seen la Well-Staged Performance
at Lampton Auditorium.
The big minstrel show to be present
ed by the John Edwards Post No. 12,
American Legion, is now ready for the
critical eye of the public and with two
days left for rehearsals it is safe to
say this will be the best performance
of its kind ever seen in Brookhaven.
The advent will be heralded at noon
Friday, Jan. 27lh, by the big parade
ltd by some of the local blackface ar
tists in full regalia, followed by the
big Municipal Band under the direction
of Prof. Emmett Williams. There are
other features too, but you will have to
wait and see them.
Following are some of the local ar
tists that will entertain you Friday
night at the Lampton Auditorium:
Comedians — Howard Penn, Eddie
Brown, Daryl Laird, Joe Sumrall, Bay
Davis, Ralph McGrath.'
Vocalists—L. J. Hollands, S. A. Walk
er, W. L. Finney, D. L. Black welder, E.
J. Hurst, Clifton Dye.
And, as no show could be complete
without them, there will be a beauty
chorus composed of Marie McGrath,
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Sola, Kathryn Owens, Evelyn Becker,
Reinette Eewenthal, Winnie Belle Mc
Grath, Janet Barron, Annie Mae Ober
schmidt, Mrs. Irene McCarlie and
Mrs. Joe Kaiser. Others that will par
ticipate are I. C. Swan, M. R. Douglass,
Claud Bowen, George Decell, Ralph De
cell, !■'. K. Anding.
Reserved seats on sale at Dunning's
are going rapidly and it is a regret
table fact that there will not be e
nough seats to take care of the orowd
when the big show starts Friday night.
Have you reserved yours 7 Better take
a tip and get one before they’re all
gone. No, we are not trying to rush
you, Just a friendly tip.
The Minstrel Committee and the Joe
Kaiser Producihg Co., wish to take this
opportunity to thank the talent parti
cipating for the time and effort and
the splendid.co-operation given in mak
ing this a show long to be remember
ed by all who witness the performance.
Remember the date—Friday, Jan. J7.
Curtain promptly at 8:15.
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Mew Books at the Library.
The Black Diamond—Toung; ' Poor
White—Anderson; Maria Chapdelaine—
Herman: Capt. Scraggs—Kyne; Harle
quin and Columbine—Tarkington; God
and Woman—Bojer; Cytherea—Her
The Candy With a National
MEASURES TO COME
Outline of Import ant Bill# to Receive
First Attention and Probably '
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Jackpon, Miss., Jan. 23.—The legisla
ture entered the fourth week of Its Ses
sion this morning with good prospect
for some of the more Important meas
ures to be taken up and started on theii
way through the two houses.
What has been accomplished thus far
the way'of actual legislation is rep
resented chiefly by the minus sign.
None of the more notable bills have
passed in either body, and thus far
Governor Russell has not attached his
signature or given a veto to a' single
piece of important legislation.
This should not be taken to mean
however,^ that the lawmakers have beer
idle. Despite the week-end adjourn'
rr.ents, and the lack of signed bills tc
show for the three weeks of work, a
goodly amount of labor has been dis
posed of, chiefly in the way of slaugh
tering legislation in the committees. In
this retard the standing committees
have been almost merciless, and they
have their calendars in fairly good
shape. As laws are made In Mississippi
aln unfavorable committee report al
most Invariably means a dead bill.
APPROPRIATIONS TO THE FORE.
During the next fortnight the mattei
of making appropriations is going tc
hold the center of the stage and until
these measures are out of the way there
will be very little done in the way ol
Chairman Bailey of the House appro
priations committee, this morning plac
ed on the calendar the final batch ol
appropriation bills, and this afternoor
at 2 o'clock his committee holds its
first session to discuss the details ol
these measures. It will then be seen
whether the economy advocates are suf
ficiently strong in numbers to make a
ruthless slashing of the financial bud
The batch of bills introduced this
morning includes the common school
appropriation, on the per capita basis
of four dollars per annum for each ed
ucable child, and the Confederate pen
sion fund of $800,000 per annum. These
two measures are unchanged, as com
pared with two years ago, and it it
not expected that the economy advo
cates will make a fight on either.
The economists, according to current
report, will center their attacks on the
salaries of state officers and membere
it the Judiciary, which total only a
bout $750,000 for the biennial period,
and the budgests of the various col
It is conceded, however, th%t there
will be some trimming, and about the
only question in doubt is whether it
will be large enough to seriously crip
ple any of the state institutions or
departments of government The House
leaders have thus far presented a solid
front against ruthless slaughter, and
will fight bitterly to that end, but at
the same time they concede that a re
duction of anywhere from $1,000,000 to
$1,600,000 can be made without serious
impairment The budget for the bien
nial period two years ago was approx
imately $20,000,000 not including the
bond issue of $4,750,000 for repairs and
permanent improvements at state in
J> Balanced against the prospective cut
dfl'a mHilon or so is the unexpended
portion of the state bond issue, amount
ng to practically a million dollars. The
vork completed or now under contract
according to the report of the State
'Bond and Improvement Commissioner,
.submitted in both houses this morning,
la aHnut tD SEA AAA
The House appropriations committee
will hardly get the right of way on
the floor before Thursday. At least it
is not likely that the body will have a
sufficient number of bills in readiness
to toss into the grist before that time.
FUSSING ALMOST OVER.
There appears to be good reason to
believe that most of the fuss and fury
on two of the most troublesome sub
jects of the Besslon is almost over —
cattle tick eradication and salaries for
These two toplcB have held the cen
ter of the stage ever since the lawmak
ers convened, provoking a veritable
avalanche of words, especially in the
House, and, while they are no nearer
solution now than at the beginning, in
sofar as action is concerned, the point
has at least been reached where their
finish can be visualized, even through
there be many members who are filled
to overflowing with oratory, and are
awaiting opportunity to spill it on these
two pet topics.
WAR ON THE TICKS.
There will be no cessation of the
war on cattle ticks. This has been
made plain by the attitude of both the
house and senate committees on agri
culture. Neither body will recommend
a repeal of the statewide compulsory
dipping laws as they have been ear
nestly urged to do, nor is it likely
that the compromise plan, proposed
earlier in the session allowing counties
to vote themselves out from under the
law, with the proviso that they be
quarantined against the rest of the
state, will be adopted.
While practically all of the anti-dip
ping sentiment has been expressed by
South Mississippi members, not all of
the lawmakers from that section want
the law repealed or modified, and North
Mississippi is almost solid against ei
ther repeal or modification.
The sentiment of the northern coun
ties was tersely expressed the other day
by Mr. Mitchell of Lee, when in a de
bate with Mr. Collins of Jones he re
marked: "If you people of South Mis
sissippi will dip your cattle as you
ought to, you will soon get rid of your
.mere is a UKennooa, nowever, that
there will be a considerable trimming
of the appropriation for the Live Stock
Sanitary Board whifch is in charge of
the work, in co-operation with the Fed
eral government. Up to this time the
attitude of the members and employees
of that organisation has been admir
able. They have taken no part In the
dispute, seemingly made no attempts to
influence the legislative mond, and re
frained from flooding the desks of mem
bers with propaganda on the subject.
COUNTY OFFICERS’ SALARIES.
The great hue and cry over the al
leged extravagant pay for county offi
cers has likewise almost subsided, al
tho there will no doubt be another out
burst of verbal pyrotechnics when the
committees on fees and salaries submit
the bills for debate.
It la evident that the legislature in
tends to go back to the old ffee system
with limits placed on, the pay of tax
collectors, circuit clerks and chancery
clerks, and the chief bone of conten
tion from now on will be the reason
ableness of these limits. The lawmak
ers have been deluged with statistics
seeking to show that there has been
an extravagant waste of money on sal
aries during the past two years, but
some of these figures are far from con
The bill chosen to stand the brunt of
battle is that framed by Senator Rob
erts, of Bolivar county, which has been
thoroughly revised and amended by the
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And we are more anxious than ever to show you
some of the new Spring effects we are offering in La
dies Suits, Dresses and the daintiest Spring Hats.
When you can look at garments of QUALITY at
a price that will cause you to wonder why— then we
know we can interest you.
We will in a few days make a display of
V W A
L. Kenyon cr Lompany s
beautiful line of Ladies Sport wear, and you can really
look for a STYLE SHOW when you see it.
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THEJ INSURANCE SITUATION.
Faced with the certainty of a guber
natorial veto in event of a bill provid
ing for legalizing the operation of a fire
insurance inspection and rating bureau
ii passed, the outlook for constructive
insurance legislation at this session is
far from encouraging, and friends of
the measure frankly admit that such
is the case.
No neadway whatever was made with
this question during the past week, the
only notable change in the situation
being the introduction by Senator C. C.
Dunn of a bill that is regarded as gen
erally acceptable by the lire insurance
interests and the framing by Senator
Roberta of a substitute for 8. B. No.
2, Introduced on the first day of the
session, providing for the creation of
an Inspection and rating bureau under
the supervision of the state insurance
The alleged shortage in the accounts
of Insurance Commissioner T. M. Hen
ry, reported by the state revenue agent
while it has no bearing whatever on the
question of whether or not Mississippi
should, through constructive legislation
invite the old line fire insurance com
panies bslck into the state, has at least
had a strong psychological effect.
How a Bill Become* a Baal Ltw in the
For the information of many of the
readers of the Leader who do not know
what is necessary in order that a bill
may become a law, we give the follow
A bill may be introduced in either
the Senate or the House of Representa
tives. It must be v^>ted on by both
house* and then sent to the governor
for his signature. " If he vetoes the
bill, it is returend and must repass both
houses by a two-thirds vote in order to
over-ride the veto. The failure on the
part of the governor to sign a bill after
it has passed both houses, whether it
has his opposition or not, will prevent
its becoming a law. This paragraph is
added because the paper is asked many
questions In regard to the matter.
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To prevent a cold take 666.
HAVE YOU SELECTED YOUR VALENTINES?
IF NOT WHY NOT NOW?
St. Valentine’s Day is looked forward to with hap
py anticipation by the young, and is held in fond re
collection by those in the autumn of life.
The heart is always young and that is why the
Valentine idea never grows old, and the Valentine itself
reflecting the glory of the past, becomes more and
more popular each succeeding year.
We are now displaying a wonderful collection of
Gibson Valentines. These show a wealth of beautiful
sentiment and designs.
EVERYTHING THAT’S NEW.
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| ure to us to show them.
Drop in and see our new
are very proud of it.
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