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FROM LEADER ADVERTISEMENTS THE LY LEADER. P? WnH ALL THE LOCAL HEWS
THIRTY SEVENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, APR. 26, 1922 * SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.50 BY THE YEAR.
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MCGRATH ' JSsTl
“QUITBLLYACHING”
I^j Under the heading “SHORT SERMONS” the above three word preachment
appeared in a daily paper recently. Q It is a good suggestion and one that the
men and “women voters” in all walks of life might do well to sit up and hearken to.
I] Business is picking up all over the country—Lumber, which is the great indi
cator of returning prosperity is showing great signs of life—some of the lumber
riien say “Business is good.” And you know when we begin to build it will put
energy in all other kinds of industry. CJ What we must do is quit growling and
get busy at our different lines of work. (| But we did not start out to write
a lecture, we only wanted to tell you of jiome of the good and necessary things we
have to offer you—you know we have provided big stocks in every department
knowing that men must eat and dress and adorn their houses come what may
—and we are selling them. Listen—
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I DEPARTMENT “C”—MEN’S WEAR—
I Mr. Tom Young says you can’t sell the goods unless you have them and
that your size is here.—Have you noted those nifty suits displayed in our show
windows—that line of latest style straw hats, all just out of the factory and made
by the leading clothing and hat makers of this country. — You can’t be behind
in style when you come to him to get dressed up. We will just mention a few
styles—
I “SUN BURNT”—The newest thing in straw
hats. This is a yacht shape with a wide
dark brown gros grain ribbon band. It
is of pressed mackinaw straw and of
light golden brown color, same shade as
Old Sol wouid color it, except that this
is new and shows no evidence of wear -
and dust. The price is_$4.00
KEEP KOOL CLOTHES.—The hot season
is not far off and we are getting them
in now so that we will be ready for you
- when the clammy, sticky weather is on
us. One of the niftiest numbers we have
is a beige silk poplin in two piece suit—
coat and pants. The color is almost tan
but it is a little darker and more beauti
ful. We are offering these at $20 and
you will be well dressed when you get on
the inside of one of these suits
TWO THINGS IN MEN’S TIES.—These
are silk knit ties and we have two styles.
One is a close knit and the shades tan
color with brown bar across and grey
with black bar across. The other is on
the crder of fish net and two-tone in
shade, black with yellow or red, or green
under side showing through the top.
These are the very latest conceit and
they will go well with the silk shirts we
are going to speak of next. The prices
~ are_1_$1.50 and $2.00
SILK SHIRTS AT $4.75.—Ask to see the
Metro and the Mercury brands in these
classy shirts. They are white ground
with wide apart stripes; not gaudy but
very modest and elegant. Ask Cleon
Yawn to tell you about these.
DEPARTMENT “S”—SHOES—
If you were signing the checks yourself, to discount the bills for this depart
ment you would say Mr. Arthur Middleton surely has some shoe stock—and he
. has. He knows how to buy shoes and where to buy —and the kind people in
this section want. CF We just want to mention a few of the leading styles to get
you thinking and then invite you to call around and take a look.—Remember,
it is no trouble to show goods even if you don’t buy. Here you are— .
Ladies’ White One and Two Strap Slippers
Mahogany Button, Blucher and with high and low heels’ Price *2’75
EnglUh styles with heavy Goodyear children’s and Misses Oxfords and Strap
I Welt soles in high and low cuts. Slippers in Patents, Kid and White Can
rnce-3>o.uu Vas. Priced according to run of
sizes_$1.50 and up
DEPARTMENT “D”— DRY GOODS— . s
You are all aware that this is a big department and carrys a great variety
of merchandise such as is necessary for the needs of this community. Cfl You
know that it claims several expert buyers who know the needs of the people
and where to buy the goods to fill their want. Our Mr. Jap Becker makes four >
trips to New York each year and with the aid of our resident buyer in that city
succeeds in getting the best styles and values in Ladies Ready-to-Wear to be had
in this country and at figures that enable us to undersell our competitors in the
big cities, all the way from 25 to 33 1-3%. We get these goods by express so as
to have the styles in our wardrobes while they are “the latest”. But why con
tinue—everyone knows of Department “D” at McGrath's.' Just read this—
$1.00 — Ladies Gowns—White and Flesh.
A 'soft fine quality Batiste—hand em
broidery and hemstitch trimming, V
necks, round and square necks. Regu
lar and extra sizes. Values $1.25 to
$1.50. On sale_$1.00
$2.49 — Ladies’ Waists — Pure Silk 12
Momme Pongee. Many styles to choose
from. You cannot make one for this
price.__Only $2.49 each
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75c — Ladies Fine Ribbed Summer Union
Suits—Bodice top, made of finest comb
ed cotton. Sizes up to 44, at 75c the Suit
$1.50 Each — Genuine Mar-Hof Middies
in pure white. Best material, finest
.workmanship, sizes 14 to 22. The Middy
that really fits. Former price $2.50
Now_jc_._$150 each
([Bear ill mind that we have 9 other departments .which we will speak
of later. In the meantime don’t forget the most important—that which
looks after the inner man— DEPARTMENT “G”—
Joe Storm would like to talk to you of the following—
"Curtis Supreme Artichokes in cans. Beechnut Spitzenberg Apple Jelly.
Circle X Brand Asparagus Tips. Beechnut Cranberry Sauce.
Heinz Baked Red Kidney Beans. Heinz Peanut Butter
Bulldog Shrimp in cans. * • J. B. Cakes in 15c packages.
Kraft Pimento Cheese in cans. Received twice a week.
| Gillet Sardines in cans. ~ Fresh Bond Bread every day.
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C| As we said in the beginning we are feeling optimistic — We hear sounds of
good news from everywhere—A man from Birmingham with whom the writer
was talking today says all hands are working in that city—hardly any iron fur
naces idle. When the,writer was there six months ago thousands of workers
were “marking time”. <1 Things are coming the right way—Cheer up and look
pleasant. 4jj We open the. day’s business with song at 8:10. Come around
j and Join in the chorus.
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BfiOOKHAVEN CITY ADMINISTRATION S A WINNER
Only Two Offices are Contested for Against Present Incum
bents—A Certainty of an Administration Majority—Candi
dates With Opposition are Very Busy—Refusal of Public
to Become Interested Enough to Give Backing in Numbers
Cause of Failure of Those Opposed to Administration.
Brookhaven’s good old political
ship of state has had many buffet
ings of late on rough seas that have
assailed It and have caused it at
times to lose ita moorings, to drag its
anchor, to be wafted at times
“whither-so-ever the wind listeth,"
so to speak, but now all clouds have
cleared away, the day is fai> and the
old ship is resting easily in its ac
customed place with all appearance
and assurance that it will not again
'soon go through such weather as has
been Its lot of late.
This all has to do with develop
ments that have materialized from
time to time within the past few
months witk reference to the city ad
ministration, its officers, and the way
they have administered the city’s af
fairs.
Today it is a settled fact that the
administration forces have won out.
Further, it stands out prominently
that the people, who have had ample
opportunity to be heard, appear to be
satisfied with the status of affairs,
for they have been given ample op-,
portunity to back up and support
i uuac wuu uavc uccu ui tuc iwic
front in opposing the administration
or its methods of transacting the
city’s business and have failed to re
spond, thus giving by their silence
and inertia approval of the adminis
tration.
The failure of the public in “re
fusing to get excited” after mass
meetings and committee meetings of
the Advisory Committee appointed
several months ago to work in con
junction with the Council entailed
its inevitable end—a lack of the re
sults that had been expected by its
most enthusiastic supporters on ac
count of not having backing of num
bers in the efforts which were being
sought by the committee along with
MANY CASES IN THE
CHANCERY COURT
Very Few Cases Are Litigated
—Business So Far Trans
acted.
Chancellor V. J. Strieker convened
the Chancery Court for the seeond
week of the April tdrpi, Monday
morning, and immediately began the
disposal of matters upon the docket.'
A great number of cases have been
heard at the present term, although
tWke were very few litigated cases
among the number.
Attorneys E. G. Williams, of Mc
Comb;”»W. A. Parsons and J. T. Hdt-'
chinson, of Summit, and Ex-Gov. A.
H. Longino of Jackson, were present
during the term, having business be
fore the court. -
The following cases have been dis
posed pf since our last report:
Dosia A. Washington, Guardian,
vs. Est. Hazel Washington, et al, mi
nors.—Decree .authorizing the guard
ian to sell real estate
Emma Harris vs. Charlie Harris.1—
Decree for divorce.
John Fields vs. Louis Ray, et al.—
Decree pro confesso against all of
the adult defendants.
■ John Fields vs. Louis Ray, et al.—
Final decree condemning lands to be
sold to pay Indebtedness and appoint
ing S. B. McNair, commissioner to
make sale.
Est. Harriet Jane and Ida Pugh
Chisholm, Minors, vs. Mrs. Ada Chis
holm, Guardian.—Annual accounts
of guardian approved and allowed aE
stated, and guardian authorized to
expend certain sums for support, ed
ucation and maintenance of said
wards. 1
' Est. Oliver Skeahan Whitehead,
Minor, vs. Mrs. Mary Skeahan White
head, Guardian.—Second annual ac
count of Guardian approved and al
lowed as stated.
Est. W. H. Cameron vs. T. S. Cam
eron, Guardian.—Annual account of
guardian approved and allowed as
stated.
Mrs. Etta D. Bolian vs. Charley
Thompson;vet al.—Decree declaring
the complainant to be the sole own
er of certain real estate in the vil
lage of Bogue Chitto.
Est. Gena Panzica Peavey Vs.
Frank Panzica, Guardian. — Decree
authorizing the guardian to expend
certain funds for the support and
maintenance of his ward.
Charles Haynes, vs. Lizzie Haynes.
—Decree pro confesso against the
defendant.
Lonzo Greer vs. Gertrude Greer.—
Decree for divorce.
- Charlie Haynes vs. Lizzie Haynes.
—By agreement of counsel, decree
pro confesso- entered in this cause
is set asidf and vacated and defend
am is airowen 10 pieaa, answer ui
demur to bill of complaint during
this term of the court. ./
Est. Oliver Whitehead, Minor, Vs.
Mrs. Mary Skeahan Whitehead,
Guardian. — Guardian authorized to
invest the funds of her ward in
bonds of Lincoln County, Mississip
pi.
Pink Rushing vs. Frances Rushing
—Decree for divorce.
Mrs. Effie Dean Watkins vs. Bick
ham Watkins.—Motion of defendant
for permission to withdraw his an
I swer, sustained.
W. H. Day, Guardian vs. Est. Rube
| Cade, et al, Mlnori.—Second annual
! account of guardian approved and
allowed as stated. /
| Mrs. S. A. Wagner vs. J. H. Wag
ner.—Motion of complainant for trial
in vacation sustained.
Edward Luther Ivy ;vs. Mrs. Maud
Brewer,- et al. — Decree confirming
j report of sale of lands by R. C. Ap
| plewtite, Commissioner, and direct
i ing commissioner to make deed to
I purchaser.
j Mfs.* Effie Dean Watkins vs. Bick
! ham Watkins. ~ Decree for divorce.
Permanent custody and control of
minor child, Kathlyn June Watkins,
awarded to complainant. Alimony
in the qjim of 1500.00,
Moses Sanders vs. Rosetta Sanders.
—Decree for divorce.
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some other citizens working with
them. \
' The final victory for the adminis
tration came with a ruling from the
Attorney General’s office, to which
appeal had been taken from' the ac
tion of the City Democratic £Jicecu
tive Committee Friday in changing
the date of the city primary elec
tions from May 23 and May 30 to a
date 60 days later. This ruling sta
ted that the committee had no po#
er to- make such a change, which
was in accord with the views of all,
or practically so, of the present city
officers who opposed the action tak
en by the committee.
All of the present city officers are
out for re-election, only two having
any opposition whatever. This abso- ,
lutely insures the administration a 1
majority on the voting legislative <
board of the city, irrespective of
what may be the result in the elec- ’
tion for the two offices that are con
The list of those who are eligible
to contest in the elections closed Sat
urday night and no other entries can
now be made. The fights for the
contested seats are for mayor and al
derman from the fourth ward; the
4ld*rmen from the first, second and
third, wards and alderman-at-large
have no opposition whatever, and of
course the election is Just a matter
of form as far as their seats are con
cerned.
The office of chief of police of the
city, which at the outset of the city
campaign was the center of discus
sion, has appeared to have lost the
greater portion of its savor and in
terest in the public mind as a result,
of later developments which came in
rapid succes^ln during the latter
part of last week. x
None of the candidates who have
opposition are letting any grass grow
under their feet now and some of
them are even already giving almost
all of their time to the effort of cor
ralling those who may later prove |
to be elusive voters.
PERCY E. QUIN FOR CONGRESS.
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Will Go Before the Voters With His Record and a Ripe Ex
perience Gained by Years of Representation in Asking
the Voters’ Endorsement for Another Term.
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Congressman Percy E.,Quin whose
name has grown familiar around the
firesides of the homes Tn the Seventh
Congressional District, as well as out
in the open where men have taken
note of official public service and
voted accordingly, comes before hi3
people for the fifth time asking their
indorsement and their ballot in full
vlew^ of \he service he has given.
Mr. Quin represents no faction
•nor has he been a partisan where the
welfare of the people has been con
cerned in measures considered by the
National Legislature, tfr. Quin is
as independent a thipker-as he is an
original and sincere speaker on sub
jects where his convictions always
play their part and urge for the peo
ple’s relief.
In a very recent, speech on the
Revenue Bill Mr. Quin said on the
floor of Congress:
“Youjpnnounced to this House
mai you were uviug a juot imu&
When you took oft the surtaxes. Can
you tell us why it is honest to the
American people to take off the sur
taxes from great fortunes and great
incomes and at the same time add to
the taxes to l*e paid by people in
moderate circumstances and all poor
people? If the gentleman wanted to
do as he said he was doing, why did
he not add to the burdens on the
rich? Why did he not increase the
Inheritance taxes paid by4hose who
inherit hundreds of thousands and
millions of dollars from legally fa
vored parents or relatives?
And again:- "Corn is selling for'
.17 cents a bushel, when it costs 50
cents a bushel to make it. Those1
3ame farmers can not get coal
brought to them to keep themselves
and their families warm, because the
railroad companies and the coal op
erators are charging them five times
what theft coal is worth. The Iowa
farmer can put coal In hts furnace
for,$11 a ton and he can put-his corn
in his* furnace for $4 a ton, and H
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will make as-good or better fuel. Yet
you are talking about helping the
farmer.* You are talking away frd>m
him all that he can make. You are
doing it by this so-called tax bill
that Republican gentlemen complain
because the Senate will not pass. You
are doing, it by keeping up the
freight rates on the stuff that the
farmer sells as well as the stuff that
he has to buy. You can not expect
the farmers of the West and the
South and the East and the North to
prosper as long as you are going to
lay upon them a great burden of tax
ation in transportation charges. You
can* not expect them to live so long
as you place upon them the further
burden of taxation that is bt>un<l to
come under the. bill that this House
passed, if the Senate is ever wild e
nough to make a law of it. My
friends, you can not protect the peo
ple on the farm or anywhere-else by
this so-called protective tariff for
The gentleman talked about cot
ton. Every man who Kept informed
about cotton knows that it was down
to 7 cents a pound last May. That
was the price of short-staple cotton
at that time. You did not put a dime
of tariff on it, yet today it is Bell
ing for 21 to 25 centp a pound with
out anybody’s tariff. "it is the de
mand that has raised the price. That
is what all these farmers need, a
market, and they need a way to get
their produce to the market without
being overcharged.
You can help the farmer by re*
during freight rates, but you can not
help him with any such nonsense as
this proposed protection of hiar pro
ducts. You are bound to give him &
place to sell his crops, and that mar
ket is the'entire world. You can not
consume it all in the lotted States,
It must go abroad, and that is what
fixes your price. Cut down your
transportation charges and keep a
good merchant marine on the high
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ffILL PUSH TRADE
AT-HOME PUBLICITY
Columns of Leader to be Used
to Help Keep Trade Mon
_ ey at Home.
Mr. Robt. Howard, representing
;he Buy-At-Home League of Missis
dppi is in the city arranging to put
3n a Buy-It-At-Home Campaign thru
the Leader’s columns.
In many'of the cities of the State
rampaigns are being conducted end
the general public is beginning to
realize the wisdom of the movement.
WHy TRADE AT HOME?
Many people ask that'question,
iut very few trouble to seek the an
swer. Why should people patronize
rheir home merchants?
Because it is a great saving of
time, and time today represents mcn
3y.
Because the home merchant can of{
ly remain in business thru the pa
tronage of home people, and a town
without merchants would be a sor
•y place in which to live.
Haaoiioa tVin V> /w.. n . x - .11.
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joeds that do not have to be return
id because at defects or inferiority
)f quality. It is the only way
n--which a local man ean hold his
rade.
Because the home merchant is not
n the habit of charging excessive
irices. You may at times be able
o get the same article elsewhere for
k little less money, but the quality
vill invariably be reduced in propor
ion to the price. The home mer
chants cannot afTord to sell “chaap”
ihoddy stuff. His customers would
lot tolerate it.
Because the prosperity of a .iom
nunity depends upon the amount of
noney in circulation in the commun
ty, aud the marketing of surplus
iroducts abroad and the keeping of
is much as possible of the receipts
it home.
Because a community that spends .
uost of its money abroad for sup
ilies soon finds that it has but little
eft for the purchase of additional
upplies.
It is eo simple a child" could un
lerstand it and what a child can
comprehend should not go unheeded
•y grown-ups.
Think it over. 1 4
Thinking may accomplish much
;ood.
It certainly will do no harm.
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Live Within Your Income. ^ jr
Have Checking and Savings
Bank Accounts.
Pay Your Bills Promptly.
Own Your Oown Home.
Carry Life, Haelth and Acci
dent Insurance.
7. Insure All Your Possessions.
8. Keep a Record of Expenditures.
9. Make a Will.
10. Deposit Your Money with the
Brookhaven Bank & Trust
Co.
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Resourceful men follow these rules
and are successful. Why not you?
WE CORDIALLY INVITE NEW
DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS.
Brookhaven Bank & Trust Co.
THE GUARANTEED BANK.
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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. - - S200.000.00
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seas under the American flag and
quit talking so much about helping
the farmer with a tariff. You are
eating him up with a tariff, that is
what you are doing.” (Laughter and
applause.)
It is an established custom in small
organizations and large, in munici
palities and in the Nation to reward
a;i officer who has “made good” with
re-election to the, office he fills. Mr.
Quin has valuable experience and
has established himself with a record
he is willing to place before the en
tire district and his State as well.
It is superfluous to ask considera
tion of Mr. Quin’s candidacy. He is
clo^e to the people who have.elected
him to represent them throughout
the past ten years and when the
campaign begins the opportunity
will again be embraced to express
the choice of the voters as in th$
years gone by. v .
Important Notice.
The Sunday School Institute which
was announced for New Hope the
5tfi Sunday has been postponed 'till
the first Sunday in June. A regular
Sunday School will be ojganized
there Sunday morning at 10 o’clock
All "are invited to be present. .
Respectfully. „
J. L. Carter.
Messrs. W. B. bjoore and W. H.
McGehee of Bude, spent Sqnday in
Brookhaven.
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McGrath Begins Day
With Song and Lecture
Yesterday morning when Dr. I. W.
Cooper was introduced at the Mc
Grath Store as a speaker, there was
inaugurated a lecture course for the
benefit of the large clientele of em
ployes of the big department store—
sixty in all.
Songs by the waiting audience
were sung. Dr. Cooper spoke on
"Character and Business” at the rate
of a dollar a minute for ten minutes,
as prescribed by the head of the
firm. Mr. McGrath has also provid
ed a forfeit—if the speaker becomes
so enthused as to talk more that ten
minutes, he loses.
i Dr. Cooper warmly commends the
; innovation made by the McGrath
Store and took pleasure in serving
in his popular role of orator of the
initial occasion which will be repeat
ed each month with invited speakers.
- Card of Thanks.
To every friend and neighbor who
so kindly remembered us in our
sudden and awful sorrow we wish to
extend our thanks. For the beauti
ful flowers and for all favors receiv
ed our hearts go out in gratitude
while we hope our, friends will be
spared the pain and grief that has
come to us thru the tragic death of
our loved one.
Mrs. J. T. Ritchie and Family.
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I Trade in Your Old Watch 1
for a New One - i
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TRADE IN YOUR OLD WATCH |
FOR PART PAY ON A BETTER ONE I
I am in position now to offer you the top price for
your old watch in exchange for a new watch or I will
trade you a better watch than you had, taking in the
old one (just as you would do in buying a new car.)
If you have an old laid-away pocket piece bring it
to me and I will give you the cash also for it—afid it
ES will be liberal. There’s no use keeping something that
is doing you no good at all (unless it is an heirloom.) ^
I can supply any jewelry need that is possible for
5= any jeweler to do or repair anything that it is possible
B to. repair in a jewely store. f
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