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*" DP WITH ATT. THE LOCAL HEWS THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION. BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2^6 BY THE YEAR. ——————______;___ _ . '__ ^Illll!lllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!llllllflllllllllliil!illlll!!l||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!llllll^ | PRICE McGRATH Merchandise = | Some Red-Hot July Values for | | Quick Clearance | Bathing Suits. <$*0 JQ Ladies all wool Bathing *•/ Suits, assorted colors and sizes. Values up to $7.00 ^0 d»0 QP Ladies California Style, all wool Bathing Suits in two color -combinations d»Q QP ^A Keratol Bathing Suit Bags — TvC large and roomy. Two com partments.' Were $1.49. Spe- JA^ * cial for___ || iA Bathing Shoes — all sizes — *1*/C Brown, White and Black. Value to $1.50. 40C 1C Bathing Caps — All 1 r IOC colors. Special, each_ IOC d»OA A A Ladies Silk Crepe de <PmU«UU Chine Wash Dresses— all colors and sizes. Newest styles and ideal for hot summer days. sale $20.00 PRICE. All Children’s Sum-1 / mer Dresses at 1/2 Price— /2 Summer Clearance of all § odd lots of Dresses, Skirts, j§ Children’s Dresses, etc., at 1 big sacrifice. Come early 1 i Come to the Home of Better Things. m | McGrath- Style Leaders | lillliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniu ...mill '• -- ' . LARGEST STOCK! LOWEST PRICE! BEST SELECTION! ESTABLISHED OVER 50 YEARS A. STAFFLER BROOKHATEN, MISS. WHEN YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS MARRIED Many a bride of yesteryear will recall with a pleasureable thrill that day, and in the recollection will come a host of happy memories. Selecting the Ring—with what scrupulous care was this selection made, and from which store I From Staflfler’s, for thep as now Staffler’s was the first jewelry store in Brookha ven, and surely your daughter can do no better for our engage ment and wedding rings are still in perfect keeping with cur rent ideas. 18K white, yellow and green gold, $6.00 to $15.00. BROOKHAVEN’S BEST JEWELRY STORE STAPPLER’S. li _■■■■ : .J--.- ■ 9 The M. A. Parkmans are enoying The dry weather, with only occa the finest sorf of sweet potatoes in sional showers the past two weeks, addition to beans, peas, tomatoes, has done wonders in improving the etc. ‘cotton crop in Lincoln county. New Equipment for Jackson’s “Power House.” An expenditure of $125,000 ia to be made at the plant of the Jackson Service Company, and when comple ted the plant will have the best e quipment in the state. Mr. J. Will Browne, general man ager, has returned from Chicago, where he closed contract for a new General Electric engine and boiler having 2,500 K. W. capacity, and costing, with auxiliary equipment, $125,000. The engine will be shipped within the next few days, and the work of installation will be pushed as rap idly as possible. The design selected is recognized as the best the market affords, and when it is installed the Jackson Public Service Company will be in a position to furnish duplicate service, in event of a breakdown of either of the engines and also to double its load and supply more e lectric current for manufacturing plants.—Jackson News. Cotton-is 21 cents today. A CAMPAIGN LIE NAILED. While Congress was in session, and while the du ties of my office required me to remain in Washington and when it was thought Congress would not adjourn in time for me to return to the District, before the primary election, my opponent himself, knowing I was engaged in fighting in Congress for the rights of the people, and no doubt feeling safe to make any statement he thought would advance his interest, connived at and approved a statement made by his Campaign Manager that: “I understand Congressman Quin’s wife is a Catholic.” Fortunately, before th,e day of the primary, in so far as my private interest is concerned, the Con gress was adjourned over the objection of myself and other good Democrats by the Republican majority because we thought no adjournment should be had un til certain bills in which the people were vitally in terested should be passed; these matters I will dis cuss in person and otherwise with the people. At any rate, when the adjournment was forced upon us by the Republicans and when I had unexpectedly ob tained an opportunity to return home, I was surpris ed to find the above statement industriously circulated throughout portions of several counties of the District and that it had grown into ridiculous stories of simi lar import. Many of my friends have requested me to answer them. The truth is; My wife and all of her people are now and have always been consistent Presbyterians— as proof of which I quote the following letter: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. H. H. Thompson, Pastor. Natchez, Miss., 'July 8, 1922. “To Whom It May Concern: “This is to certify that I have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Aylette Conner Quin, (Mrs. Percy Quin) for many years, and who has been a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of^Natchez, Missis sippi, and also attended her wedding on October 1, 1913, at which time she was married in the First Presbyterian Church at Natchez, Mississippi, by the late Dr. J. J. Chisholm, then pastor of the Church at that time. "Mrs. Quin comes from a long line of Presby terians. ' “Respectfully yours, (Signed) James W. Dugan, Clerk of Session, First Presbyterian Church Natchez, Mississippi.” ,1 was married publicly in the Presbyterian Church by a Presbyterian Minister in the presence of a large number of friends. I am, myself, a member of the Baptist Church. My father and his grand-fath er were both Baptist preachers. I am making this statement only for the purpose of correcting the above mentioned false statement. Any thinking person will know why this false state ment was made. . I regret the necessity of making this public statement and only do so now because I feel it right to respond to the request of my friends who have a right to know the truth. PERCY E. QUIN. L. P.-MAY IS NEW CO. SUPERINTENDENT Won Toga Yesterday in Special Election for Unexpired Term. Mr. L. P. May, as seen by the of ficial tabulated list given below, won the race yesterday to fill out the un expired term of county Superintend ent of Education made vacant by the resignation of L, Russell Ellzey, who goes to the Copiah-Lincoln A. H. S. as superintendent. The votes given each contestant for the office by pre cincts was: ? p f « g i 2. ' H V “ S X g S' 2 p ' M a > ' £ 5 y • s . a s g 4 i i p i 2 i p I 3 I 33 I 3 i o, i <!> i r I “ill i I a i , I [111 I I I I I I Old Court House_ 51 251 184 34 41 New Court House „ 68 120 132 17 9 Pearlhaven__ 13 24 'll - Mt. Moriah _ 5 12 10 1 1 Confederate Grove_ 19 21 6 8 11 Montgomery__ 14 25 6 0 0 Good Water _ 27 32 8 5 4 Hair River _ IS '42 18 10 1 Ritchie __ _ 102 28 1 6 8 McLendon__ 46 5 28 3 8 Ruth__ 33 2 33 1 7 Moak's Creek _ 29 11 111 0 0 Sweet Water_ 27 9 13 0 0 Pine Grove _ 50 22 13 0 3 Rogue Chitto _ 10 18 37 i 19 Norfleld _ 29 36 26 "6 26 Johnson__ 14 27 1 0 4 Arlington_ 10 30 13 6 10 Gum Grove _ 11 39 7 4 48 R. E. Lee - 6 14 3 2 32 Zetus _ 4 35 1 6 30 Vaughan__ 9 42 5 4 20 Caseyville_ _ 13 14 9 1 12 Red Star _ 24 32 4 3 4 K39 SOS ISO 1 1 7 9Oft ! JIM HUGHES AND PROBY GALBREATH HAVE FIGHT Gun, Knife and Fists Figure Pro minently in Three Alterca tions by One Man. There are two distinct chapters — probably a third coming up-^-in the Tuesday encounter between Proby Galbreath, a local carpenter and Jim Hughes, fronuout beyond Fair Riv er. The first chapter was written, or rather spoken, in front of Gal breath’s home, when Hughes met Galbreath just as the latter was coming home from work. "The first thing I knew,” states Galbreath, "Hughes prilled a big knife and began cursing and abusing me in a manner both profane and threatening. He went into minute detail as to the different ways in which Jie meant to carve me with that knife. He threatened to cut my head off and throw it at a tree, then cut my heart out and kick it across the street. I was' without a weapon of any sort. “Later, after making my way into the house, I put a pistol in my pock et so that I’d be ready for Hughes if he attacked me again. The sec ond chapter took place in Panzica’s store. He again started his line of abuse. I didn’t argue, or wait for him to use that knife. I hit him over the head with the butt of my gun. Just at this point Policeman McBride,, who held' a warrant for Hughes’ arrest on a charge of hitting a man named Yelmar Smith, came in and took Hughes off to jail. "Why did he attack me? I can’t figure it out, unless he was sore at me for some opinions I had probably expressed” concluded Galbreath. It is said that Hughes attacked Smith after his first encounter with Galbreath, and knocked Smith down. rPV-. nfAnlnlo ctnfo tVlO t U11 CrV> all been drinking rather heavily Tues day afternoon. Farmer Killed as Tractor Overturns. Hazlehurst, uJly 7. — Oliver H. Brown, 64 years old, superintendent of the Brown’s Wells farm, near here, was instantly killed Thursday afternoon when a tractor he was plowing turned over when it struck the protruding root of a tree. Mr. Brown, driving the tractor, was going down a slight incline when he encountered the voot. Un able to go over it, he backed the tractor and putting oir more speed, made another attempt. The tractor struck the root with such force that it turned over backwards, crushing Mr. Brown to death. Mr. Brown was a life-long resident of Copiah county and is survived by a widow and three children. The funeral of Mr. Brown took place Saturday afternoon, at Damas cus Church. -- • -- Dr. Hugh L. Fry, in charge qf Federal Hog Cholera Inspection for Mississipip was in Brookhaven yes terday consulting with Dr. Duck worth in regard to an outbreak of cholera -and swine plague near this jeity. Hogs should be vaccinated be fore the disease gets in the herd. See your veterinarian at once. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Yawn will spend tomorrow in Jackson. EDW. F. BRENNAN, SR., CLAIMED BY DEATH Former Mayor and ( Postmaster Dies at Hospital After Operation. In the passing of Hon. E. F. Bren nan, sr., a vacant place is left in our community that cannot be filled. Mr. Brennan had lived in Brookhaven perhaps fifty years and left lasting impress and influence to continue throughout? time yet to be. He was a little hast his three Score and ten when death removed hjm from the familiar walks of his long life, his active and useful career as a private citizen, an incumbent of public of fices in our city and county, and as a prominent practitioner of the pro fession of the law. Mr. Brennan had a remarkably keen and alert mind. He was gen erous to a fault and was a fhend true as steel. He was always cheer ful and optimistic and his genial presence evoked pleasant response always from associates and friends as he passed along our highways with hi3 cheerful greeting and al ways chivalrous bearing. He pos sessed the wealth of an imperturable fortitude, under difficulties, and the splendor of an irreproachable integ rity. But the story of his life among us will more definitely and eloquent ly portray the character behind it than any pen-picture the writer might draw. Mr. Brennan came from his native country, Ireland, to the United States, in 1869 and was na turalized in Brookhaven in 1881. He was i a loyal citizen of his adopted country. He was one of the leaders EDWARD F. BRENNAN. SR. of the Republican Party and attend ed*,uuny National ConvenUDna-aa a delegate. As stated at the time of his death Mr. Brennan was actively engaged in the practice of law in all of the courts of the Stat'e and in all the Federal Courts of the United States, at Jackson. It was not, however, until he nearly forty years of age that Mr. Brennan was licensed to practice law. He was then employed as an attorney-at-law by the Pearl River Lumber Co., domiciled in Brookha ven in 1899 and remained in the em ploy of this corporation eight years. During this time he aided in the purchase and prepared abstracts of titles for over 800,000 acres of land and timber rights. Mr. Brennan was elected and serv ed as city attorney for eight conse cutive terms. He was also attorney for the county for- thirteen consecu tive terms, resigning to assume the duties of postmaster of Brookhaven in 1908. Mr. Brennan also served Brookha ven as Alderman-at-Large in 1882 ’84 and served as Street .Commission er and member of the Finance Com mittee for the city. Mr. Brennan was elected mayor of in 1 Q Q C n n# two years and was re-elected in 1888. It was after this he was ad mitted to the bar w'here he distin guished himself in chancery court cases and land matters. He was a good jury and trial lawyer, an ex cellent speaker, his Irish wit and humor always serving him well along with his common sense and level head. Mr. Brennan had engaged for some years in the real estate busi ness handling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of business In ac tual cash. In 1908 Mr. Brennan was commis sioned postmaster of Brookhaven for the unexpired term of his predeces sor and it was during his incumben cy the present Federal Postofflce Building was constructed. Sugges tions made by Mr. Brennan for the plan of the building were adopted by the Supervising Architect. When Mr. Brennan turned over the office to his successor in 1913 he “did not owe the Government a copper”, as — 11 1 • 1 -1--— HENRY WILL NOT N QUIT AS ORDERED Insurance Commissioner Denies He Owes State $17,000 as Auditor Claims. Jackson, Miss., July 7. — State In surance Commissioner T. M. Henry, who was suspended from office late yesterday by Governor Lee M. Rus sell, who alleges that the commis sioner is ?17,000 short in his ac counts, today, formally refused tc turn the office over to Excell Coody, of Yazoo county, named by the gov ernor as his successor. “It is a damnable outrage,” said Henry. “I* do not intend to sur render the office unless ordered by the courts to do so and I deny the right of the governor to suspend me from office.’ ’ Commissioner Henry acted on ad vice of his attorney Hon., Geo. But ler, of this city, and Messrs. Henry and Barbour, of Yazoo City, in re fusing to turn the office over to Mr. Coody. CHIEF LEGAL QUESTION The chief legal question involved is whether the governor can, under the constitution, remove an officer, whose duties are of an administra tive and judicial nature. Attorneys _t_J_ TT_ _X_J v/v*«»»n*wo*vi»v* lli/ll IJ WlllVUU that the commissioner is not a tax collector within the meaning of the law. The collection of licenses and premium taxes from insurance com panies being merely incident to the office. The governor’s appointee has made bond and it remains to be seen what action he will take to get con trol of the office. Go_v. Russell is not in the city, having left two weeks ago to spend the summer on the Mississippi coast, and no information concerning his plan to put the order of remov&l into effect could be learn ed at the executive office. Commissioner Henry denies that he still owes the state ? 17,000 as claimed iq the audit made by J. L. Davis, accountant for the state rev enue agent, on whose report Govern or Russell bases his order for remov al. Please Send Your Name With News. Almost every mail brings in some kind of news to The Leader office that would be published if the party sending it in would just send in his or her name along with the item— not for publication, but so we can know the items received are authen tic. Unless these items are accompa nied by the name of their author they go to the waste basket. -• • i- \ STRAYED — Bay mare, weighs a bout 900 lbs. Newly shod all round. In good condition. Slightly swaty back. Notify Van Dillon, Bogue Chitto. he expressed it, and during his oc cupation of the office he" had handled nearly a million of dollars in actual cash. Mr. Brennan was twice married his first wife being a sister-in-law of the lamented Mrs. John McGrath. About twenty-four years ago Mr. Brennan married Miss Annie Schncr renberg, of this city, and two sons, Hubert and Vincent and one little daughter, Catherine, the result of this union are left to mourn with their mother and Messrs. Ed arid Will Brennan and Mrs. Annie Bren nan Sherman older children of the lamented father, all of whom have tire profound sympathy of the com munity in their loss and sorrow. The funeral services were observed by Rev. Geo. H., Doherty at the fam ily residence and at St. Francis church yesterday afternoon after which burial was had in the Catho lic cemetery. Many friends called at the stricken home and attended the obsequies, beautiful flowers help ing to express esteem and regret fdr ♦ La /I An /I n «\/1 ♦ A /I A r 1 n ♦ A roa t In 1 L O differing ones so sorely bereft. Pall bearers were members of the local bar as follows:- Messrs. P. Z. Jones, J. A. Naul, C. H. Dean, W. E. Boothe, J. W. Cassedy, A. A. Cohn. Honorary pall bearers were Judge W. P. Cassedy, W. H. Penn, J. C. Cosnahan, Capt. A. E. Moreton, J. 0 Boadwee, George Bowsky, Aaron Hurst, Capt. R. S. Butler, William Absbagen, J. W. McGrath, Doc Sar tin, J. B. Nalty, T. H. Perkins, M. D. McGrath. Some ten days before he died Mr. Brennan underwent an operation at the hospital and again went under the knife Monday, dying a few hours later exhausted from the strain on his physical strength. His death was a great shock to his friends and many of his relatives, who are still unable to realize that the places that knew Mr. Brennan so well shall now know him no more. He will be miss ed everywhere; but nowhere as at his own hearthstone where he was the strong reliance, the protector and defender of his loved ones who look ed up to him as counselor, guide and companion. Tho often glad no more May they wear a face of Joy because— They have been glad of yore. jcm-itmmJii .' v . . ■ s The New Baby In the year of 1870 there was bom unto the good old State of Mississippi, a county, whose name is Lin coln. Lincoln County, just like a healthy normal baby, grew into manhood and then sought a partner in lifeT It selected the little village of Brookhaven as its help mate. Just like true love, they had their little secret family quarrels. The first-born to Lincoln and Brookhaven was cot ton. It was called King and was like all pampered, selfish first-boms. Through ephemeral prosperity and lack of education, it grew into degeneracy. The boll weevil pestilence came to the unfortunate family of Lincoln and Brookhaven, which almost caused famine and starvation. Fortunately there came other offspring. Their names are Dairying, Trucking, Peach and Poultry Industry. Now with a large and diversified family, Lincoln and Brookhaven are a prosperous and happy couple. 5 And still another little stranger is expected, For honest Lincoln and Brookhaven true. This new babe will be nurtured Under the beautiful skies of blue. ’ We’ve a welcome for rosy Miss Strawberry With cheeks painted by God’s sunshine and dew. Below are the names of those who will foster Miss Strawberry to health and prosperity. BROOKHAVEN P.O. Acres Thomas Brown, R 2__;_1 H. C. Watts,'R 2_hi John M. Case, R 6_^4 J. F. Franklin, R 2_hi f. * Will Mason_ hi N. F. Jacks, R 1_hi T. H. Perkins_hi Mrs. H. F. Middleton, R 3 hi Matt Smith, R \_hi L. D. Dodds, R 4_hi J. P. Herring_hi Homer Smith, R 1_1 Wm. Ford (col.) _1 Perry Britt, R 3_hi Edward Grenn___1 John-May, R 2_hi P. M. Buie _2 Brookhaven Pressed Brick Co._hi E. Freine_hi W. A. Rogers_hi M. B. Moore, R 1_hi B. Bonflglio_3 A. Maxwell, R 1 s_hi J. M. Coke___hi S. M. Brister, R 4_hi J. L. Frizell, R 4_hi Fred Bessonette, R 1_hi O. F. Grantham, R 3_hi Oaks Farm Co., R 1_hi Southern Guernsey Farm City_3 Burrell Jackson, (col.) _l-8 Marshall Watts, R 1_% W. M. Higgins, R 3_ft BOGUE CHITTO P.0. Acres Felix Coon, R 2_1 J. J. Laird, R 4_>4 A. Bailey, R 2_*4 A. R. Glover, R 2_._% J. B. Summers, R 2__Vz Z. B. Parnell. R 2_Vz Archie McKnight, R 2_Vz T. W. Hickman, R 2_% P. A. Peavey, R 2_ Watson S. Smith_% A. Thompson, R 1_1 H. L. Thompson, R 1_14 T. E. Newby, R. 4__'___ __j David Coon, R 2_1 WESSON P.O. Acres J. H. Day, R 2_1 E. E. Kimball, R 7_^4 Walter Diamond, R 6_1 E. M. Smith, R 1_,1 L. H. Nash. R 6_ Fred Warren, R 7_V< Jeff Britt, R 7_14 Laymen’s Convention of Presbytery. The annual Laymen’s Convention of the Mississippi Presbytery was held in our city yesterday, there be ing present thirty-two visiting lay men and ministers. The meeting was one of great in spiration and interest. By invita tion Mr. Fred Suliens came down from Jackson to address the body much to their gratification and ben efit. The local Women’s Auxiliary en tertained the visitors at a lovely din ner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Hamilton thus adding a delightful' social feature to the day. Paul and Felix Turnbough accom panied Major Green to Mobile and the W.O.W. encampment. Two Fine Horses for Sale. Fancy chestnut bay, fine saddle and buggy horse, works anywhere; and dun colored horse, same quali ties as above. Ages 8 and 10 years. Both fat. Apply at Mr. Ed Pitts’, Becker place, 1% miles from Brook haven. Also rubber tired buggy, new second-hand. Will sell cheap for cash or terms if with security. ' Mr. J. M. Tyler, of Bogue Chltto, has returned from pleasant visits to his children in New Orleans and Ba ton Rouge. Mr. Tyler is especially gratified that his son, Mr. J. C. Tyler, has received the appointment of U. S. Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi and was confirmed by the U. S. Senate in special executive session last week. "It’s Time to Change Congressman" Hugh V.Wall Not a New Man==An Experienced Pub lic Officer Fresh from the People and Knows Our Needs. It is not good for a man to remain too long in Washington. This was the sentiment of Washington and Jefferson when, they declined to serve as President more than two terms. Mr. Kenyou, a leader in the Uni ted States Senate, when asked what was the matter with Congress, re plied, "Too much politics," and sug gested as a remedy, "Shorter terms men who pay the taxes. Men get in Washington and be come "ringized". They get out of touch with people and conditions back home. They get in Washington society and forget who pays the tax es. Some even buy and maintain magnificent homes there. We need new blood and_new ideas ahd men fresh from the people, who know the needs of the men and wo mn who pay the taxes. If a man is to be re-elected merely because he is in office, then why go to the expense of an election every two years? Why not Just elect some one for life and at his death call a SPECIAL election? We submit for your consideration Hon. Hugh V. Wall, a public official of experience whose record is uni 0 ' 0 p .. .... 4 versally endorsed by friend and foe, and who has always been in close contact with the masses of tfce people and is thoroughly familiar with our needs. —Wall’s Campaign Committee. The Arcade Theatre Presents 1 ) Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14 ^!«e«S.SUhi^ &S53&2E ^...^___,, ,.- , . _ -~ ■ , -.: . . V * . ’ _ >'• „*« J ..— ..