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THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1922 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.56 BY THE YEAR.
| WHY THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS |
| “STUMBLING” |
1 % NEW YORK'S LATEST DANCE CRAZE '
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A certain New Yorker while tripping the light fantas- | =
tic with a particularly beautiful partner in one of New
York’s famous rendezvous, tried to explain to his partner
his inaptitude toward the modern dances, by the ingenious
explanation that he was dancing the very latest dance craze
called “Stumbling”. The effect was not particularly grace- 5
ful, but extremely novel. ^Other dancers copied. Zez God
frey, who wrote “Kitten on the Keys”, heard about it and EE
wrote “Stumbling”. Both the song and dance became over- : =
night the rage of the year. It is a combination of thp blues EE
. and jazz and plus something different from anything you
have ever heard. To miss it would be as bad as missing
“Dardanella.” ij as
Come in and hear "STUMBLING”—
On the other side "GEORGIA”
Both played by/ Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
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B 1 John McGrath & Sons I
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St. Francis Altar Society Sends Flow
ers in Memory of Albert Blue.
The following card was sent by the
ladies of the Altar Society with flow
ers, to be placed on the grave of Al
bert Blue, colored, who was buried
in the cemetery of his race here;
"There is something beneath the
skin of the white and black race a
likje that stands for heart and char
acter. So we send this tribute to Al
bert Blue, the good citizen, the fath
er of a boy who gave his life for his
country, with sympathy of the Ladies
oF St. Francis Altar Society."
“May 28, 1922.”
The wife of the deceased respond
ed as follows
"Many thanks to the white friends
and- colored who assisted me in my
trouble and bereavement”.
Ella Blue and Family.
Albert Blue’s service and faithful
ness to his duties have thus been
honored. _
Effectiveness of the new “bad
check” law is being demonstrated.
The new law went into efTect on May
1st. It provides penalties of $20 to
$100 fines where the amount is un
der $25, and imprisonment in the
penitentiary from Six to 12 months
when the amount exceeds $25. The
former offense is a misdemeanor and
the latter a felony. The law allows
immunity by perniitting settlement
of the check within ten days after
written notice is given that the check
was not paid. The fact that the
check was not paid for lack of funds
is prima facie evidence of intention
to defraud under the statute.
What word will we use to describe
the nagging wife since horses are-go
ing oot of style?
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EXCEPTIONAL JUNE SHOE VALUES
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In order to make JUNE THE BANNER MONTH IN SALES with us throughout our chain of stores we are
offering the,buying public stylish quality footwear for the entire family at remarkably low prices. Our
list of new customers is growing rapidly, so come at your earliest convenience and be one of^the many
who SAVE $1.00 TO $4.00 ON EVERY PAIR OF SHOES YOU BUY.
Ladies Brown Kid Oxfords -
with Military rubber heel
nice for dress, value $6.
50. June Price_$4.85
Ladies Black and Brown
Satin One-Strap Slippers
with Baby-Louis and h ull
i - , Louis Heels, made of gen- <
uine Cedar Qliff Satin,
•yalue $8. June Price_$4.85
Ladies White Canvas Sport
Oxfords trimmed with
black or tan leather mili
tary heels, sizes 3 to 8.
Val. $3.50. June Price $2.45
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Grown Girls Patent two
strap buckle , slippers? '
Hat rubber heelf, a very
popular pattern, sizes 3
to 8, value $5.50, at__$3.85
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Grown Girls Black Satin
Flapper strap slippers,
low heels, wide strap and •'
buckle, value $7.00. June
Price-_w_>__$4.85
Same as above Slipper in
White Canvas Flapper —
Strap. Value $4.00/June _
Price--$2.95
heels, no cap on toe, tor
dress or comfort everyday
wear,- the same in Black
Kid Oxford with round toe.
Value $4.00. Our June
Price —--$2.95
Ladies Patent One, Two, or Three Strap Slip
pers with Nude or Grey Backs, with Baby
Louis, Spanish and Full Louis Heels, we have
these slippers in tep classy patterns, in the
best of material and workmanship, none sold
less than $10.00. Our June price-$7.45
Ladies White Canvas Strap Slippers with One,
' Two or Three Straps, with Baby Louis, Full
Louis or Military Heels, a very fine grade
and sold'at $4.50. Our -June price-$2.95
Children’s Play Oxfords and Tan Sandals, all
leather, sizes 11% to 2 ati--—$1.45
Sizes 8% to 11 at--j_$1.35
Sizes 5 to 8 at--$1.25
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SAMPLE SHOE STORE
Save $1.00 to $4.00 on Every Pair. BETTER SHOES FOR LESS MONEY. "
Rranrh of Chain Shoe Stores Co. i
IT. M. Smylie Chosen Mayor—
Case, Chief—Mrs. Nixon, Clerk
Close Race Between Present Mayor and Winner—J. H.
Case Wins for Chief After Being Bested 100 Votes
in First Primary—Lady Wins Easily for City Clerk’s
Berth—More Voted Than in First Primary.
Yesterday's second city primar
overtopped in numbers voting an;
predecessor known in the city’s his
■ tory.
: ' All primaries of the past hav
been appreciably lax in the numbe
that have voted in the second run
ning but this was the exception. Onl;
1-095 participated in the election heli
a week ago, while in yesterday’s e
leotion 1161 voted, a gain of 56 bal
lots. Even the wisest wiseacres ii
the city’s domains were surprise*
all the “old heads’’ as is usually thi
oustom predicting A dropping 6ft ii
the ballots that would be cast.
When the. results were announce*
they were accounted for by the ad
dition of registered voters who di<
not participate in the first election
The. activity of friends of the candi
dates running added a large num
her. Such friends were extremely ao
tive during the last two days prio:
to voting time.
CASE ONLY ADMINISTRATION
CANDIDATE NOMINATED.
A concensus of the voting of thi
two primaries brought out by thos*
who compare figures of past an<
present results shows that J. it. Cas*
was the only winner out of thre*
who had opposition for the office*
they offered for and who have beei
members of the past adminlstratioi
of the city’s affairs. Case was bestec
by a 100 vote lead in the first pri
mary by John W. Boone, in a fielc
of five, but in the second go-rounc
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? HOW THEY RAN.
T. M. Smylie_602
5 R. S. Butler___649
Smiley’s Majority _53
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1 J. H. Case_663
Jao. W. Boone_ 485
Case’s Majority_178
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Mrs. Jyme Daughtry Nixon 688
1 W. Claude Williams_1435
1 Nixon’s Majority_253
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1 held yesterday. In a contest between
■ the.two captured the position he has
held for two previous terms by a
majority of 178. * Case increased his
totd from the first primary amount
ing to 336 to 663 in the Becond, a
gain of 227 votes; while Boone ran
his ballots up in the last voting from
4T6 to 485, a gain of 49 vote^.
i SMYLIE AND NIXON HAD LEAD
i IN FIRST.
Both T. M. Smylie, newly nomina
1 ted Mayor and Mrs. Jyme Daughtry
i Nixon, had a strong lead in the first
\ primary held a week ago. Smylie led
the ticket at that time in a field of
three by 140 votes over the present
incumbent for two terms past, while
Mrs. Nixon was 118 over her nearest
opponent in a field of three for the
office of City Clerk.
Hon. Hugh V. Wall in
Natchez—Speaks at Big
Knights Templar Meet
Mr. Wall has just returned from
a trip to Natchez. While there, he
attended a Knights Templar Banquet
where he was one of the speakers.
In speaking of his visit, Mr. Wall
said:- “From the time I reached
Natchez, Friday noon until I left
Saturday afternoon, I was constantly
meeting friends who told me that
sentiment had changed in Natchez
and that I would carry Adams Coun
ty."
Bombs are being exploded in the
Louisiana legislature. The bombs
are in the shape of two bills intro
duced fixing the sheriff’s salary at
$2,400 and the tax assessor’s at $1,
800 This is a reduction of about
half of what the officials have been
receiving.
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A_ Cabinet Meeting of General Of
£cer, Department Superintendent and
Organized Class President will be
held at the church tomorrow even
ing at 7:15; the Workers’ Council
at 7:45 open to all interested work
ers. The Baptist Sunday School is
attaining to an efficiency never
Known before in its history.
PROHIBITION A FARCE, ^
SAYS BISHOP GAHOR
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Head v of Episcopal Church in Amer
*ica Declares It Is Reign of
Terror.
Knoxville, Tenn., May 29. — Na
tional prohibition was declared a
farce by Bishop Thomas P. Gailor,
head of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in America, in a statement
here today.
"The reign of terror that we have
experienced in the past six months
is not prohibition and is not enforce
ment of the "eighteenth amendment.
Furthermore, there is too much poli
tics to this prohibition,” declared the
Bishop.—Dispatch.
Running at right angles with the
above comes a statement from the
Manufacturers Record, recognised as
an exponent of America, and it says:
“We, are publishing a symposium
Df letters frnrn monnfonHiraxc Knnlr
ers, physicians and educators In all
parts of the country in which are set
forth In vigorpus, virile language the
benefits which they have seen from
Prohibition and their urgent demand
that Prohibition shall be enforced
and the Prohibition laws • of the
country be rigidly upheld.
Nlnety-elghf per cent of the let
ters received are for Prohibition in
some form, while 85 per cent are u
nanimously for Prohibition and the
strict enforcement of existing laws.
Hundreds of employers and men of
affairs tell «f the great beenflts of
prohibition in their communities.
Manufacturers tell of the great de
crease in accidents from the absence
of liauor, of the sobriety pf their
men as compared with former drunk
enness. Physicians tell of lessened
insanity, of fewer ipatients -and of
great blessings which have come from
the elimination of alcohol. Many of
these letters take a vigorous stand
for a more rigid enforcement of the
prohibi€Ion>laws, and against every
effort in behalf of light wines and
beer. It Is the testimony of men of
affairs who In their signed state
ments urge the continuation of pro
hibition.’ ’
With a view'to assisting the Manu
facturers Record, Baltimore, Md., the
Leader would state, that its book
“The Prohibition Question” is ready
for distribution. Prices for bulk or
ders: 50 copies 40c each; 100 copies
35c each;M000 copies or more 30c
each. Single copies 50c each.
Civic organization would do well
to order copies for distribution.
Popular Young Electi^cian Formerly
of Nnrfield "Ruried in T.ntiisi»nn
Greensburg, La., May 23. — Wil
liam Davis Tilfery, 29 years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Tillery of this
town died last night at the home of
his brother-in-law, Dr. J. W. McGe
bee, in Baton Rouge.
The death of Mr. Tillery came as
the result of complications, following
an attack o{ influenza while he was
engaged as electrician ter a large
lumber company at Norfield, Miss.
Mr. Tillery was a veteran of the
world war and a thirty-second degree
Mason. His funeral was conducted
here today with full Masonic honors,
with interment in GreenBburg cem
etery. Besides his parents he is sur
vived by one brother, Flavius J. Til
lery of Greensburg, and two sisters,
Mre. J. W. McGehee and Mrs. Bebie
Smith of Texas.
Tb$ Leader Prints Envelopes,
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MEMORIAL DAY OB
SERVED BY LEGION
Floral Decorations Placed on the
Graves of Lincoln’s Dead
Heroes.
National Memorial Day was ob
served by the Brookhaven John Ed
wards Post No. 12, American Legion
yesterday. Beautiful flowers, woven
into attractive designs by loving
hands were borne by our young wai
veterans out to the graves of theii
sleeping brothers of the World War
honoring their service and their sac
rifice.
Many recall as tho’ it were yester
day how those stalwart young sol
diers stood at parting—“Goddbye”
we said “take care of yourself—we
want you to come back” were the
words sobbed out as they strode away
from home—from office—from the
familiar haunts of boyhood. “0,
I’m coming Tiack,” they said.
Perhaps “the spirit that is life”
came back and still walks among us
—who knows?—but only the insen
sate clay of some once actuated by
the brave and~daring soul of the pa
triot, reached again friend—town—
“the little home where he was born.”
The graves that7 hide those manly
forms from view have made shadow
for all time to come, tho glory cir
cles ’round them.
They* remind us that graves over
which men weep are often meant to
save. Our boys died that1 we might
live. •
Years and years ago, heads now
grown gray remember^ the wreath
crownedjgraves of our Confederate
dead, who on each succeeding 26th
day of April were honored in song
and stories of their deeds of valor.
Survivors of the Lost Cause with
their little wondering children stood
about the grass grown graves that
marked that tragic era in the South’s
history and learned lessons of rever
ence ana grauiuae 10 iue ueiuen ui
■the ’60’s. The custom was * good
one.
But since the World War with its
transcendant sacrifices has come and
made but minatures of all the rest
—it is hoped that the observance ol
one Memorial Day will honor alike
the martial dead of all our wars. #
Some way, we can but wish that
every municipality and precinct in
the country would observe the^day
each year. It scarcely seems right or
just that the American Legion should
decorate the graves of their comrades
without a more active'interest ex
pressed by the people than the mere
giving of flowers into their hands for
“Their deeds are worth more to those
who ar$. living
That the riches of earth had they
suffered defeat.”
Another year let us exalt as never
before qh. Memorial Day the Peace
that shall tome with a better under
standing and the Love and Truth
that shall rule, to the end that
"There be no more war" and that
our young men shall not have died
in vain.
Blake—Day.
Romance was playing its part in
our community life yesterday whfls
politics seemed to hold the stage,
Last night at about the hour ol
twelve, the doorbell of the Presby
terian Manse merrily rang out in the
•midnight silence awakening the
slumbering Inmates who at once
caught the'Bcent of orange blossoms.
it was not long Derore me nuptiai
knot for Mr. Seorge (Dodo) Blake
and Miss Lillian Day was tied by
Rev. A. F. Fogartle and Mr. and Mrs.
Blake are now happy on the way.
The pretty bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Day. The Leader ex
tends congratulations and all good
wishes.
Beat 3 Singing Convention Will Be
Held lit Monk’s Creek Church,
June 11th.
MoVning Program.
10:00 — Congregational singing,
led by Jesse Brumfield; 10:15—
Devotional by James A. Parnell; 10:
25—Reading miiiutes of previoui
meeting and election of officers; 10:
40—Call for Classes and Regular Ro
tary Singing* Noon.
. Afternoon.
1:00—Congregational singing led
by Willie Hodges; 1^:30 — Regulai
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NEW MAYOR - TO-BE
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T. M. SMYLiE
Chosen at Yesterday’s
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Mr. Smylie was born at Caseyville
Lincoln County, on May 7 ,1882, be
ing a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C
Smylie. His mother before her mar
riage was Miss Josephine McCallun
of the well known family of that
name. Both Mr. Smylie’s parents
now near 80 years of age are livlnf
and represent two of the most pro
mAent families of-the Old South.
Mr. Smylie is a graduate of th<
Wesson High School. His father ser
ved as postmaster of Wesson for sev
eral terms.
Our Mayor-elect left Wesson, when
he had resided with his parents af
•ter their removal from- Caseyville ir
1889, and went to Hazlehurst lr
1905, to engage in business, whicl
occupied his attention there for foui
years or until 1909. At both Wessoi
and Hazlehurst Mr. Smylie wai
Captain of the Mississippi Nationa,
Guard Companies for several years.
While in Hazlehurst 4n 1907 Mr
Symlie married Miss Dora Hubbard
This happy union, has been blessed
with a son, Tom Smylie, Jr.
-Mr. and Mrs. Smylie became real
dents of Brookhaven in* 1911. - Mr
Smylie married Miss Dora Hubbard
this city while traveling as a sales
man for the Liggett & Meyers To
bacco Ob., and lately for the Ameri
can CofTee Co.
In his election the entire commun
ity, no matter how individual mem
bers of It voted, has cause for grati
fication and expectation of an ad
ministration as nearly ideal as public
Sentiment demands and the people
are willing to uphold by their active
interest and moral- support.
It’s not weak minds that change—
it’s strong ones'. Everything is so
progressive, it matters not much
what you thought yesterday. Per
haps you enjoy larger honesty and
can act with a finer sense of free
dom today. If so—change—if need
be.
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Mr. Max Zwlrn, acoompanled by
Mrs. Sam 'Zwirn and Miss Audrey,
left Sunday for the old Zwlrn home
in Germany and a visit to relatives
of Mrs. Zwirn. Mr. Sam Zwlrn and
Miss Evelyn accompanied the party
to New Orleans.
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BROOKHAVEN BANKS TO CLOSE SATURDAY
> JUNE 3RD.
The undersigned banks, will be closed
SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD, LEGAL HOLIDAY
i Parties desiring pay rolls, currency, etc,, will please
take notice.
Brookhaven Bank & Trust Co.
First National Bank of Brookhaven. j|
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CHINESE STERLING SILVER' GOOD LUCK RINGS to bring
the wearer good luck, health, happiness, prosperity, long life.
Everybody is buying them. Price fl.00 and 75c.
GRADUATION GIFTS—
La Tausca Pearls.
Complete line of Waterman’s Fountain Pens and Ever
sharp Pencils in plate silver and gold. Prices from $1 up.
Genuine Beautiful Line of Black Onyx Rings set with Diamonds
1 BROOKHAVEN’S BEST JEWELRY STORE
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