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PUBUMEO WEBNESDAYS ABO SATURDAYS. PAUL M. HOBBS, > MRS. B. T.HOBBS, fE4,,tor*‘ Official Journal of Lincoln County and the City of BrookhaTen, Miss. loss distance* non wo. si ■uwaowawnow pbxobi Per Tear (la Advance). *2.S( Blx Months (In Advance). 1.11 Three Month* (In Advanoe).Tt WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 1922 "POOK, BUT BOUND." The new year began with general business conditions throughout the country ‘‘poor but sound," said Archer Wall Douglas, chairman of the Commit tee on Statisties and Standards of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, recently. According to Mr. Douglas a determin ed and constructive effort is being ex erted to bring about a change for the better by teamwork and co-operation. In the entire absence of any apprehen sion of a money panic he sees the most encouraging feature of the whole situa tion. "How long the present situation will last is a subject of much speculation and inquiry," said Mr. Douglas. "In the cotton sections, there are those who feel that the first six months of the year will show a continuous mo notony of dull business. In the indus trial districts there is a general feeling that the situation will improve when prices of commodities reach a figure that will tempt the ultimate consumer to begin purchasing for other than his lmmedate wants. It is rather signifi cant that some sales can be made at bargain figures but very few at moder ate concessions. The answer apparent ly is. therefore, that when the readjust ment now in active operation has re sulted in a sufficiently low level of pri ces for manufactured commodities, bus iness in the industrial districts will assume more normal proportions. "We have the curious paradox in this country at this time of the greatest harvest ever gathered, and consequently the greatest amount of agricultural v-ealth, in quantity that-we have ever known, with the lack of the factor ol ready translation into liquid capital; and in the midst of incredible plenty or. every hand, the countryside is still in sore distress. The farmer is partic ularly short of funds since he has mar keted so small a portion of his crop, and as the country banks are already loaned up to their limit, it is difficult, in fact almost impossible, for the mer chants, and farmers to obtain further credit. The farmer is most unwilling to sell his products at present low fig ures, and is not doing so, save under stress of necessity or because of pres sure brought by. merchants and banks to settle his accounts. "From the viewpoint of the farmer, it may be said that he purchased his house and farm equipment last spring at the peak of high prices, and paid for labor the largest wages within his memory. Now, before he has -opportun ity to dispose of his products, the prices decline from forty to fifty per cent, un til they reach figures which seem to him entirely unremunerative. In addi tion, as is always the case in periods of low prices, he finds that there is practically no market for some of his goods. “Many merchants are engaged in col lecting bills due rather than incurring new commitments, and consequently their buying is confined, after the ex ample set by the farmer, largely to things of immediate need. Collections are naturally slow under these condit ions. Merchants are revising drastic ally their credit systems under the stress of necessity, and in many cases the retailers in the country districts are confining themselves strictly to cash t'ansactions.”—The Commercial and Fi nancial World. POLITICS IN OKLAHOMA. ‘‘The demonstration In the superior court room of Okmulgee county, today following the discussion of the grand jury is a positive disgrace,” said Gov ernor Robertson, of Oklahoma. "The partisan feeling engendered as the result of the activities of that body only serve to confirm the impression that has prevailed that the jury was more concerned to ruin certain public men who differ politically from a ma jority of the members of the jury and to immunize others who were liable to criminal prosecutions in connection with recent bank failures in that county, than it was in straightening out the tangled affairs of the failed banks in a manner that would protect the interests of the depositors.’’ And so it is demonstrated there is politics otherwheres than in Mississip pi, seeking to satisfy its own capacious maw rather than to honor its State or the people. PICTURE CENSORSHIP. • - The debate in the Senate Wednesday on the bill creating a State* Board of Censors, was one of the liveliest of the session. During the discussion one member remarked that movieland has never screened'a more sordid story than that which has filled the newspapers during the past few days concerning the governor of Mississippi. The bill as finally passed provides for a board of three censors at a salary of 12,400 per year, to be appointed'by the governor, on recommendation of the chief Justice of the supreme court, one on recommendation of the state super intendent of education, and a third on recommendation of the Mississippi Fed eration of Women's Clubs. The expense of censorship is to be paid out of fees collected on reels, the amount to be fixed by the board. ° .. 1 Speaker Conner has introduced a res olution to amend the Constitution of the State so that all elective officers will be subject to the recall. The Con ner resolution simply authorizes the legislature to enact a recall bill, and - leaves out the Judges. Representative Gore of Webster -secured the adoption of an amendment including the judges and chancellors and, Circuit Judges. The resolution passed the House three times, and now goes to the Senate for action. The leading nations were obsessed with- the idea that preparedness would S prevent war and they engaged in a mad rivalry that deluged the world with blood. Anger was still hot when the treaty was framed. Now the mor al sense of the nations has been added to their fear of universal bankruptcy; they have faced about and are march ing toward the only peace that is possible, peace through friendship and co-operation.—W. J. Bryan. Hon Chalmers Potter took the oath of office as assistant United States at torney In the Southern district on last Saturday, Jack Thompson, the United States clerk swearing in the Jackson lawyer. The seventeenth child was born in W. Virginia to John W. Dysertberry who U 70 years old. The child was born to hl« second wife who Is fifty years of aft. ' DEATH Or JOHN O. CASHMAN. The assurance that life cometh forth as a flower and 1b cut down; or like the grass and wlthereth Is again im pressed by the absence from this mor tal sphere of Mr. Cashman, whose gen tle, genial -spirit has gone to mingle with those he loved whose hands beck oned him away. Release from pain and rejuvenation of the strength and glory of his splendid manhood have, doubt less, revivified his fine powers in the Higher Life and but for the selfishness that causes grief here there would be joy that his unshackled soul is bask ing in the sunlight of Love Eternal. The vacant places seem to call out for the vanished form—for the sound of the voice that is stilled. “Mourn not the lost! In realms of changeless gladness. Where friendship's ties are never crushed and broken, we may meet; He who beholds our sad ness Hath to the trusting heart assurance spoken of that blest land, where, free from care and pain. Pond friends unite again.” For nearly forty years Mr. Cashman was the directing head of the Vicks burg Evening Post which he founded in 1883, the same year The Leader en tered the arena of the Mississippi Press. There has always been a cordial relationship between the two papers. Mr. Cashman was a beloved, respect ed and familiar figure in the State, and in his home town he honored with his service and to which he contributed noble noble sons to continue the work he began in the newspaper field. He had a long, useful eventful life. He was quiet, modest unobtrusive, yet firm and strong in his convictions and his sense of duty. His memory will be cherished as one who served well his day and generation. Mr. Cashman’s interest in his paper, the Po$t, was undying and a patriotic and beautiful feature of his passing was the placing by his sons in his cas ket the last copy, before the mortal part was hid away, of the paper he founded and loved, and that tolA of hia death, on Friday, Feb. 10, 1922, The funeral was held at Vicksburg last Saturday and rare tributes were paid to his memory by fellow veterans of the Civil Warf loyal churchmen, county and city officials, sorrowing cit izens, and long-time yoke-fellows along life’s way. To the sorrowing wife and others who are most deeply bereaved in the death sympathy is extended. MUCH WASHING. • One soap company In this country has made public its annual statement of sales and profits. In its fiscal year, end ing, which was marked by much depre ciation in more than half of the year, the Proctor & Gamble Soap Company rolled up sales of over $120,000,00(1 or more than $10,(TOO,000 a month. Its op erating profits were $3,729,668, but de preciation in the value of raw materials and other property on hand, cut down its surplus, accumulated through many years, from more than $40,000,000 to a little over $20,000,000. All of these figures prove this coun try is much given to washing. One immigrant official stated that better than a literary test as to a prospective American fitness for admission to this country is the attitude with which he views a bath. But the statistics of Proctor & Gam ble (but one of a dozen Immense soap firms) mean a prodigious amount of cleaning hands and faces, clothing' and utensils. If all of the soap-making com panies were to publish the figures which measure their industry it would cer tainly seem that America had a passion far suds and scrubbing. In truth we do fight dirt,’as a people, as well as any other nation does. That may not be saying much, but it means something to keep at the head of the procession in the exceedingly Important matter of cleanliness. As for the remarkable business done by Proctor & Gamble, it is a triumph, first of all, of persistent, intelligent, and liberal advertising. The whole bu siness world agrees to that. There is no merchant of note or manufacturer of importance who would argue serious ly that the enormous sale of their soap company could have been made with out the-copious and extensive use of printer's Ink.—Louisiana Sun. A PUBLIC OFFICE A PUBLIC TRUST In view of the questioning that'has arisen regarding the morals of "those in authority" in Mississippi due to Certain serious charges made thru more than one administration it seems to us tjie voters should look carefully into the character of a candidate before they vote for him for any office. His per sonal private life is, in the very na ture of the case, bound to reflect upon his public service and the people he represents. Hoisting immorality into office makes it just that much more an- offense be cause the record belongs to the public and it is the people’s privlege to know the conduct of their political choice, and if he is guilty of criminal accusations, or his conduct warrants them, know ledge of these things is bound to lower moral standards and exert a baneful in fluence in many directions as it is dis seminated among the people. A man who is not capable of realiz ing his responsibility in public office and is not ambitious to honor his state or county or town with a high and honorable service should not be consid ered at the polls. A public office is a public'trust. WALTER CLARK CROWS SARCASTIC At a gathering of delegates to the State Tax Convention, Bilbo, who is said to be pluming himself for another term as Governor, was urging cautious- . ness: "Do not cut the salary of the gov ernor,’’ he said. "It is impossible for the governor to live decently on *5,000 a year, the former salary." (Governor Russell is receiving *7,600,) Delegate Walter Clark of Clarksdaje, w as recognized by the chair at the close of Bilbo’s talk and said in part:* “The only people who are making > any more are those who are feeding at the public trough. There can be no . question but that it is essential that we ■ curtail expenses in every way. Many j salaries, under present conditions, must 1 unquestionably be reduced** In refer- J ence to the remarks of the former gov- I einor of Mississippi, who says that the 1 governor cannot live decently on a sal- f ary of *5,000 per year, have only to - say that there seems to be some ques- j tion'as to whether or not he'can live decently stall." ] The bill tp abolish the Pardoning Board, which had passed the House, . failed to pass the Senate by a decis- j ive vote, so this matter is ended for the session. This Board gets an ap- < propriation of $1,260 a year, which pays ] the expenses of the members. No sal- j "ftry is paid them. The bill to prevent any one changing a fee for appearing 1 before the Board will likely pass. - i - 1 Dr. Jlen, Cox's Noon Prayer League at -j Memphis now has 3500 members, from j every state in the Union and several ' foreign countries. 196,000 meals have been served free of charge the past g year and several thousand dollars spent in helping people in trouble. The Noon Meeting which occurs every day in the ~ year has never taken a collection or t •elicited aid. - * J _ Lin!* ment soothe instantly, penetrate quickly and reduce swelling of glands. Mustang is particularly effective fa treating Croup, Diphtheria, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Frost* bites, Cuts, Burns, Piles—all ailments that can possibly be reached by an external mtibS&m&itnizs's cess. No home should be without it. Doctor* Prescribe It—Read This Dr.'J. C- Compton, Ratliff, Miss., writes: ‘ I have prescribed your Mexican Mustang Liniment for Sore Throat, Chilblains, etc., 8at**ctory 2Sc—SOc—$1.00 Sold by Drug and General Store* “The Good Old Standby Since 1848 ~ MEXICAN - i THE OUTLOOK 0009 POB SPRING IRISH POTATOES -S— Instruction* ’ for Handling Crop—How to Prsvsnt Seal) and DMtroy Potato Bestlss. Conditions are such the spring Irish potato crop should sell for n, reasonably good price. Last year’s potato crop was short and there are not so many potatoes In storage this spring. The Lincoln County Farm Bureau has purchased for farmers of the county who wish to plant potatoes some Maine Fancy Bliss Triumphs for seed. These are'the very best seed potatoes which can be bought and the price Is reason able. Only the very best seed should be used. There are seed potatoes on the market which are not at all suit able for seed potatoes. Be careful to buy the right kind of seed in the be ginning. At least ten bushels of good seed should be used to each acre. It is false economy to buy poor seed or to plant too few seed to the acre. All seed should be treated before planting in order to control scab which causes a great loss to potato growers every year. The treatment is not dif ficult and not expensive. Treat all planting seed as follows Mix one pine (1 pint) of formalin with thirty (30) gallons of water. (For malin can be gotten at the drug stores). Soak the seed potatoes before cutting in this solution for two hours. Then spread out in the shade to dry before cutting. It is best to plow the land for pota toes early and get the seed bed Into good condition before planting. Three foot rows are about the right distance. A fresh sandy loam soil is good. In fetrilizing do not use fresh stable manure as this will favor the growth of scab. A good mixture is 500 pounds of 16 per cent acid phosphate, 200 pounds of Nitrate of Soda, 200 pounds of 8 per cent Cotton Seed Meal and 100 pounds of Potash. ’The Lincoln County Farm Bureau can help you to get the very best fertilizers for all crops. See the manager. The planting-date set for this year is from February 14th to the 18th. Every farmer who is going to plant for mar ket should plant during this time so as to have all potatoes ready for market at the same time. Cut the potatoes so that each piece to be planted will have at least two good eyes. After the first cultivation when the plants are young, cultivate often and light. Keep the crust broken so as to keep the moisture under the dust mulch formed by cultivating. The Potato Beetle often scares farm ers but this insect is easily controlled If you begin in time. Paris Green or Arsenate of Lead will kill all the beetles if properly applied. Use two pounds of powder or five pounds of paste Ar senate of lead to 100 gallons of water s.nd spray all of the plants thoroughly with this muxture. In digging potatoes handle them with sare and never let the sun shine direct ly on them. Henry Legett, County Agent. Administratrix Notice. 31 ate of Mississippi, Lincoln County. The undersigned administratrix of the estate of the late I. H. Smith hereby gives notice to anyone who has i claim against the estate of I. H. 3mlth to probate same with the Chan try Clerk within six ihonths from the late of this notice or same will be barred, as provided by law. Mrs. Cora Lee Smith, Administratrix, rhis January 30th, 1922. Notics. ~ I will not be responsible for any lebts Contracted by my wife, Mrs. Irene 3. McCarlie. Oeo. W. McCarlie. Send The Leader your orders for brlntlng if you want the best. THE PRAISE CONTINUES Everywhere We Hear Good Re ports of Doan’s Kidney Pills. •Droojcnaven is no exception, livery section of the U. S. re sounds with praise .of Doan’s Sidney Pills. Fifty thousand lersons are giving testimony in heir home newspapers. The sincerity of these witnesses, the act that they live so near, is he best proof of the iherit of Doan’s. Here's a Brookhaven ase. - Tom P. Mullen, stationary en gineer, 126 W. Court St., says: ‘My kidneys were weak and dis ordered and nay back became ame and sore. My whole sys em was run down and I felt ilayed out. Hearing about Doan’s Kidney Pills, I got a box md found them most satisfac ory in every respect, giving me he desired relief.” Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t imply ask for a kidney remedy -get Doan’s . Kidney Pills — ame that Mr. Mullen had. Fos er-Milburn Co., Mfrs„ Buffalo, i y. - _ S. ATTACKS NAMING OF POSTMASTERS Senator Harrison Charges President Overrides Civil Service by Making Appointments. Washington, Feb. 11—President Hard ings appointment by executive order of a postmaster at Marlon. Ohio., was at tacked In the senate today by Senator ; Harrison. Mississippi, as an "attempt by ; the President to destroy the civil ser vice system at one swoop.” Harrison announced he would demand the senate consider the nomination In open session instead of In secret as is customary. • "I will oppose it,” said Harrison. “It is the beginning of the destruction of civil service. Like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky the president stamp ed civil service under his feet In mak ing this appointment "by executive or der. It is a farce the way postmasters are being named throughout the coun try. If you haven’t a Republican pull now you have no chance to get a Job, In spite of civil service.” Harrison said the civil service com mission overturned Its own rules, dis regarded the results of examinations and the reports of inspectors and did this "on orders from higher up.” Harrison also criticized inclusion in the Independent appropriation bill of an amendment permitting Harding's allow ance of 626,000 for traveling expenses to be spent also tof ‘‘official entertain ment." Senator Warren of Wyoming, explained that' was to allow Harding more latitude under the heading "tra veling expenses” than heretofore ac corded presidents. Representative of Artists Speaks in Jackson. Miss Harshbarger'T' representative of the Association of American Artists re cently delivered an address at Jackson. Agcording to her statement the mu sical education of the American public has been greatly neglected. “Not more than five per cent of the American people, who are commonly called high brow musicians, get the real benefit from artists of America, while the oth er ninety-five per cent are practically 'Without any beenfit at all," In explaining the remedy for this she stated that It was necessary to go back to the fundamentals in music as it was in religion or any other subject. It was necessary, she said, to educate the people not to individual artists, but to a taste for the great musical works as such. She emphasized the importance of the phonograph companies and their •records and pointed out the advantages to be gained by featuring the works of the great composers rather than by fea turing the artists as is done today. The speaker praised the group of the Chaml nade Club and the other organizations in Jackson that have kept alive the in terest in music in the Capital City. Brookhaven's Peripatetic Club and Climbers Club deserve mention along the same line while Whitworth’s Con servatory of Music, directed by Miss McVoy has done more than all the rest in the musical education of the com munity. At present our developing love of mu sic is demanding “year-round, perma nent home-made music” such as Judge J. B. Holden of the State Supreme Court advocated at the meeting at the State Capital for ready service at pub lic gatherings. Brookhaven now has two brass bands and two orchestras piactising toward perfection, and able at the same time to fill out the silent periods of various meetings held here their numbers enlisting an abiding in terest in the progress of their attain ment. ".r, Secretary Old Ladles Rome Fields for - Inmates. The date of the Annual Convention, April 13, of the Old Ladies’ Home As sociation is fast approaching and jhe Board of Managers urges those interest ed over the State to begin early the collection of the one dollar annual dues. The new annex which is nearing com pletion will enable us to double the capacity of the Home, so a much great er amount than we have had heretofore will be needed for its support. As our President recently said, we earnestly desire to “belt the State” In the collection of the $1.00 from every woman who is able to give it, for this necessary support of the Home. Will you not secure help—as much-as is needed—and try to get this dollar from ail over your county—the count try as well as the towns? Give every woman the opportunity to help these unfortunate old women, some of whom would literally starve, if not cared for at the Home. We will be helpless with out the aid of the women over the State. Sinherely, Mrs. B. S. Simrall, Secretary.' Jackson, Miss. Any money sent to Mrs. B. T. Hobbs, will be promptly forwarded. Smitli-Towner Education BUI. The Smith-Townsr Education Bill proposes establishment of a federal de partment of education headed by a sec retary of education who will-be a mem ber of the president's cabinet. New de partment would absorb- present bureau ok education and department of inter ior. Work would include investigations regarding illiteracy, education of immi grants, public school education, physi cal education, preparation of teachers for public schools, and such other mat ters as. in judgement of secretary, might~ require attention and study. An nual approbation of $100,000,000 is asked for five Specific purposes: for removal of illiteracy $7,500,000; for A mericanlsation of foreigners $7,500,000; for physical education, health and san itation, $20,000,000; for training teach ers, $15,000,000; for partial payment of teachers’ salaries, promotion of general education especially rural education, arfd equalisation of educational opportu nities $50,000,000. Bill lapsed in last congress but is being revived in present one. Hennlngton Camp God and. The town, or some capitalist, or some religious organization, should purchase (he Hennlngton Camp Grounds and save what remains of its equipment that is' valuable from decay. The old place, once the scene of religious demonstra tions, later the symposium where many of the best minds of the country re galed vast audiences with their learn ing and lore, is flow a scene of dls f--essing desolation in strange contrast with the memories that picture it when it was in the zenith of glory as the ■ place of - holding the memorable camp meeting of three decades ago and of those brilliant Chautauqua assemblies pf more reecnt date. Verily, Ich&bod Is written upon its portals. Soon noth ing will be left of it but a mass of tan gled Wildwood and evidences of the work, of decay's effacing figures, ob literating, silently but effectively, ev ery vestige of what it was when in the heyday of its prime and vigor as a prominent developer of the religious and Intellectual life of the community. Sic transit gloria mundi!—Crystal Springs Meteor. Bight Thousand Gallons Syrup Shipped la Week. This has been a record weelc for co jperative shipping of cane syrup in Walthall County. Including both unl 'orm and ununiform goods a total of I.COO gallons la being shipped_Tyler own Times. 868 cares Malarial Fever, * ■— » * The Leader Prints Letter-Heads. KU KLUX KLAN GOES TO CHURCH IN TEXAS Membsrz Attend In Body—What Or ganisation stands Bor—Growing Bapidly. Col. Mayfield's Weekly published at Houston, Texas, contains the following, relative to the Ku KluX'Klan that has gained great headway In the Lone Star State> The sensational growth of the Ku Klux Klan since the holidays is as tounding the American public. Members are being taken In with startling rapidity in every small town and every large -city in the Southwest; ir. fact, the same might be said of the entlre nation, though at present the storm center of development seems to be in the WeBt ai\£ Southwest. - Monster meetings are held somewhere every night in the week and great class es are Initiated into the mysteries of the Ku Klux Klan. The attacks of the great dailies has reacted against them and ' the pi°re they "fight, the more rapid does senti ment congeal in favor of the Klan. There is not a town in all Texas that hasn’t a Klan and there' Is not an or der that is not growing like wildfire The applications are far in excess of the number initiated, for the Klan will not admit any man into the order who is not a clean-cut, high-grade citizen who has shown by past performances his interest in the welfare of the com munity in which he resides. Many prominent men have been bar red from membership because their per sonal conduct did not warrant their membership in the .organization that stands for the highest ideals of citi zenship. The people have realized that the Klan Is no unruly mob of rowdies; they have learned that its membership is composed of the highest grade gentle men who are thoroughly Imbued with the idea that this nation must have a change from present conditions, and wfio have banded tpgether to bring a bout that change. Its mission is to build a sentiment against modern evils; to enforce the laws of this country and to assist the constituted authorities in the preserva tion of order; to protect our woman hood and make this world a better place for them to live Ih. Houston initifltpH n place r\f 9f\K fore Christmas and since that time from ICO to 200 have joined each week, and applications for membership aggregat ing more than 1000 are now on file. As to the activities of the K. K. K. ir. Texas read the following: Sinton, Tex., Jan. 27.—Tonight while the incidental collection was being tak en at the Methodist Tabernacle, where Rev. Shan M. Hull, the pastor, is hold ing a revival meeting, eight Xlanstnen. robed in their official uniforms and hoods, appeared and marched down the aisles, four to each aisle, with the or chestra playing nn overture, and baunded the minister the following let ter Klan Number 149. Realm of Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Sinton, Tex., Jan. 27, 1922. Rev. Shan Hull, Methodist pastor, Sin ton. Texas Reverend Sir and Brother: The Golden Text, held dear to every citizen of the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, may be found in Romans 12:11: “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies as a living sac rifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” In token of our appreciation of the unselfish efforts you have made in our midst foe the advancement of the Mas ter's cause; for the elevation of our people, both old and young, socially, morally, and spiritually; and " because we believe in you, and stand ready to support every worthy cause in our com munity, we beg that you accept the en closed contribution as a free will of fering from the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, No. 149, Sinton, Texas. We wish it understood once and for all that our Klan stands uncompromis ingly for the tenets of the Christian re ligion, and will ever strive for the maintenance of our free public schools, free speech, free pressv just laws and a proper enforcement of same, white supremacy, and a complete separation of church and state. These principles arejjl embodied in the one wdrd, "AMERICANISM,” in which we believe that you measure up to the standard— one hundred, per cent. By order of the Klan in Konklave as sembled January 26, 1922. (Seal) Invisible Empire. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. WHAT K. K. K. STANDS FOR. We stand for the United States flag and constitution and all that they rep resent. We stand for law enforcement through the regular channels of the law. We stand for noble manohod and pure womanhood, the protection of young girls, the "sancity of the home. We stand for White Supremacy. We stand for the Christian Religion, We respect all religions. We are opposed Jo foreign rulership of our people of any nature. Wfe are'opposed to mob law. We are opposed to indecent dress. We- are opposed to Indecent shows. We are opposed to indecent (ubHcOr tions and jokes. We are opposed to Indecent or sug gestive songs. We are opposed to indecent dances. We are opposed to automobile parking on the roads at night. Furthermore, this organization dis claims and disavows any knowledge of or connection with or responsibility for any whippings, "tar and feather par ties," threatening or libelous ^etterW or unlawful assemblies, past, present ,or future, and will prosecute to thl full extent of the law any person or per sons unlawfully using the name of Ku Klux Klan or any regalia similar In ap pearance to its own. ' We are not antl-anythlng but anti wrong. _ Therefore to the Lovers of Law and Order, 'Peace and Justice, we send greeting; and to the shades of the va liant venerated Pead, we gratefully and affectionately dedicate the KNIGHTS (5f THE KU KLUX KLAN. Doe* your roof leak. If so call the Lincoln County Lumber Co. They fell all grades of cypress and red iedar shingles. - fJm WAYS ALL RBiVam I THE JJGAHVEY’S ' R M_ Ww»Ort««a» H| _ wmtmmmmm, • ? - '• - 1 - V - «■ S v PARDONS BLAMED IN RUSSELL-BILBO ROW Gandy, Sorsby and Goldsby Cases afe Recalled at Jackson—May Kay* ____ Caused Split. Jackson. Miss., .Feb. 10.—The ques tion has been asked frequently during the last several months "What’s the matter with Bilbo and Russdll?" or "What’s come between Russell and Bil bo?" During the past week, since the first day of the filing of the $100,000 suit against Governor Russell these or similar questions have been heard time and again. It has bean understood here that Rus sell and Bilbo fell out over pardons. The first ever heard of a split between them was about the time the Supreme Court affirmed the findings of the court below, and ordered one Gandy hanged for murder in a South Mississippi coun ty. Bilbo wanted to prevent Gandy’s death on the gallows, it is •said, but Russell could not see-it that way, and refused to grant the pardon, and thus, for the first time, it is said, incurred the enmity of his political friend and ally. Later the Sorsby case bobbed up. Sorsby had done some ~ "meritorious act" on the convict farm and the pris on authorities thought that he should be rewarded as ordinary convicts are rewarded for saving* state property, preventing escapes of other convicts, putting down fires, mutiny and rebel lions. But this was different from tlje Gandy case. Sorsby had friends and relatives who, it is said, arranged to pay Bilbo a fee if he succeeded in get ting him out of the penitentiary. During his term as governor, Bilbo had abundant opportunity to pardon Sorsby, but he did not' Sorsby had murdered Charles Fitzgerald, one of the most careful Inspectors ever employed by the postofflce department Mis pardon then or now would have caused a greater sensation than has the filing of the Birkhead suit and Governor Russell refused to be a party to a par don. It is said at the time that Bilbo and Russell had some sharp words over the Sorsby matter. Friends of Bilbo went to seejthe governor about the pardon, but they did not accomplish anything except to help widen the growing breach between their two factional leaders. Meanwhile there were other pardons supported by Bilbo and refused, one of these was the celebrated Goldsby case, it is said. rims example fob am. cxbcuit JUDGES. Judge G. Wood Magee is serving as Special Judge in the courts of Judge A. E. Weathersby who is critically 111. The special Judge Is pursuing a course that should be followed by all our cir cuit and Federal judges, If courts are counting on the enforcing of our laws. He rightly chargee a large percentage of the crime of today is traceable to the use of liquor asserting that a "care ful analysis of his own practice show-, ed the" proportion to be 99 % per cent." This being the case Judge Magee has every Grand Juryman and every Petit Juryman to swear that he has not taken a drink of Intoxicating liquor in the past five years. He proceeds upon the hypothesis that since intoxicants were outlawed by our state over five years ago that any man who had used it within that time be came thereby a partner In the violation of the law of his state and is thereby disqualified from participation In the prosecution of other violators of the law. If 96 per cent of the cases to come before a court for stealing sheep all of us would agree that no man should be permitted to sit on the Jury of that court who had feasted upon the mutton from those stolen sheep knowing that It was stolen. Even so the man who. un der our present liquor Jaws, drinks the product of the moonshiner «and bootleg ger is a partner with them and there fore should be debarred from Jury du ty both !n our State and Federal courts. I hope that all of our Circuit Judges and also our Federal Judges will fol low Judge Magee's example. Let those who read this, who are In c)ose touch with some one of our Judges, call his attention to It and urge that he pursue this course. Especially let our Anti-Saloon League officers call the attention of our Feder al Court Judges to tt.—T. J. Moore. Sunday School Attendance Honored.' The pictures of two sisters of Brook haven who have made remarkable re :ords in attendance at the Baptist Sun day School, appeared in the Church Bul letin of last Sunday. The honor-pu pils were Misses Anna Wheeler and Car rie Lee Byrd, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Byrd. The former, as has been stated before In The Leader, has pompleted ten years of one hundred per pent attendance and her younger sister Pas rounded out five yearp. There were <62 present at the Baptist Sunday School last Sunday. i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i »-■ 1 1 1 1 1 11 »1—»—I 1—1—1 DR. NOEL R. THOMPSON DENTAL SURGEON Up-Stairs in the Larsen Building Phone No. 179. Brookhaven, Mississippi F. H. HARTMAN . (Personal Service.) <• UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER Day Phoae 301 Night Phone 400 Brookhaven, Mississippi F. W. WRIGHT DENTIST Office over Purlow’s Grocery DR. H. H. SIMMONS ' t • DENTIST Office In Davis Bldg. Phone 426. * . ct -• .< - DR. WAYNE H. WATT. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat ! v W. 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Thtough the tacctil elite 22000 former atudanta. Soule Col lest St recognise* everywhere as a Vide iwlt Pew-.rlcaL. Popular sad *•**#*'■ flsthoaii, WHh IHiHWmH * nw ---:-- - NSW 8X0NT NEWS. *-—--¥ We-'Were all very glad to see the bright sun-shine again, after so much ireary weather. District Deputy Edgar Green of the Woodmen of the World, lectured to us Saturday afternoon on the subject 'Cows Make Farming More Profitable. Miss Corinne Cur win, a teacher of Vorfleld spent the' week-end with her U’nt, Mrs. M. O. Grantham, and was a welcomed visitor in our school, Satur lay afternoon. Mrs. J. C. Burgees has been 111 this week. Colds are raging In our school bow. ?omt so severe that .a number of pu pils have been absent from school this veek. .. i Mrs. Clara Wooley and Miss Lula Mae iVomack had the pleasure of attending he banquet Brookhaven Woodmen Hall rhursday evening. Misa Ella Day spent the week-end at lorne. . , Every one from New Sight reports a lelightful time on the trip to Heuck’s 'riday afternoon. Even though we cere defeated; In the ball gains we have ;ot given up hopes, Instead we are coking forward with much seal and an icipatlon to a game with Arlington, to * played At Brookhavep, Saturday, 'efc 11. —Reporters. -« « v Posted—All persons are warned ot to hunt or trespass ©a lands own* d by J. H., M. H., and G. B. Allred iftdcr penalty ©t prosecution. Minister is Given Full Con trol of Chicago Morals , Chicago, Fob. 10.—The Reverend John H. William eon, Episcopal pastor, to night became law enforcement commis sioner of Chicago with supreme powers ir caring for the city’s moral welfare. Hie appointment toThe post, created at the request of reform and religious or ganisations, was announced today and tonight Mr. Williamson resigned as pas tor and accepted the position. In announcing his acceptance, he de clared that his office would be conduct ed "in accordance with the teachings of Christ." He appealed to all Christian organisations, regardless of race, color, and creed to join in a crime dfive which would forever rid Chicago of crooks re gardless of their strata of Ufa He was especially enjoined by Mayor Thompson to seek any corruption that might axist timong city officials and was Informed that his decisions would be final whether they hit "the highest city official or the lowest crook on the streets." Cttatlo* «e|fea. 8. D. Woodruff & Bona, whose Post office address is 192-201 Washington i Street. New York City. New YorlT \ You are hereby commanded to appear in the Chancery Court of Lincoln Coun ty. Mississippi at the March Rules. 19J*. there to answer a bUl of complaint filed In said court, wherein you are roads defendant witnee* my signature thia 10th day of February. 13227 I *• UfNfiir, ClwH, | I fl