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Brookbavcn Bank & Trust Company
Brookbaven, Mississippi
A T a meeting of oiir Board of Di
*"*■' rectors held Thursday our offi
cers reported the most successful year’s
business in the history of the bank.
To our friends and patrons who have
co-operated with us and made this re
sult possible, we desire to express our
sincere appreciation, and to extend our
best wishes for a happy and prosper
ous New Year.
Brookhaven Bank & Trust Company
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An Ordinance.
A resolution or Ordinance declar
ing the necessity of constructing a
concrete sidewalk on the ground us
ed as a sidewalk adjacent to Lot 18
Bowen Sub-Division, City of Brook
haven, Mississippi. Declaring the
character of such walk and provid
ing for the taxing of the cost of said
sidewalk to the above named lot.
' Be it Ordained by the Mayor and
BgpTd of Aldermen of the City of
Brookhaven, Mississippi, which city
has a population of over 4,000 citi
zens, proceeding under Section 3411,
3412, 3413 of the Code of Missis
sippi, 1906, as amended by an Act
of the Legislature of 1910, and also
as amended by the Legislature of
Section 1 That It is necessary
that a concrete walk be constructed
on the ground used as a sidewalk ad
jacent to Lot 18, Bowen Sub-Divis
ion, City of Brookhaven, Mississip
pi, which construction or special Im
provement required an unusual out
lay of money and cost.
Section 2. The plan and grade
and specifications of said sidewalk
shall be as follows
Said sidewalk shall be excavated
to a ueytu ui o iu. umu w me ui
grade stakes as given by the engin
eer, and the sub-grade shall be thor
oughly tramped. Upon the sub
grade thus prepared shall be laid a
4 in. foundation” made of concrete
cement composed of one part, by
measure, of clean sand, and five parts
by measure, or crushed stone, brok
en so as to pass through a l1^ in.
ring. Upon this foundation shall be
laid a finishing coat of concrete ce
ment 1 in: thick, composed of one
part, by measure, of sharp sand and
one part by measure, of granite
screenings, broken so as to pass thru
a % in, ring. Care must be taken
to dry this finishing coat upon the
concrete foundation before the lat
ter has been set and care must be
taken to secure a good and perfect
bond between the foundation and the
toping. After being put on, the top
ing must be neatly troweled, bo as
to present a neat and workmanlike
appearance, and to conform to the
finished grade as furnished by the
Section 3. That the cost of this
work if done by the City, after the
owners of Lot 18, Bowen Sub-Divis
ion, City of Brookhaven, Mississippi,
have failed .neglected or refused to
construct the said sidewalk shall be
taxed against Lot 18, Bowen Sub
Division, City of Brookhaven, Missis
sippi, which lot shall be responsible
m_a# 4hr\ nMnwollr art fifltl.
etructed by the City, adjacent to said
» lot In the City of Brookhaven, Mis
♦ Section 4. That all resolutions or
ordinances In conflict with this or
dinance be and they are hereby re
Section 6. That for cause this or
dinance shall take effect from and
after the date dt its passage.
Section e. That the City Clerk
publish a copy of this ordinance for
three consecutive weeks in the Semi
Weekly Leader, a newspaper printed
In the City of Brookhaven, Missis
sippi, and having a general circula
tion In Lincoln County, Mississippi.
The above ordinance was first re
duced to writing, read and consider
ed In open session of the Board, and
on its final passage as a whole was
adopted by the following yea and
Offers to Give His Share of Receipts
to King’s Daughters Hospital
—Fish Quits Promoting.
Gustave Hanson gives every evi
dence of sincerity in his hankering
for another wrestling iftatch with
Henry Furr. "If Furr will wrestle
me, I’ll give my share of the re
ceipts to the King’s Daughters Hos
pital—every cent of it. I’liyllso put
up 1100.00 in the hands of any re
sponsible man with instructions to
give it to Furr as a New Year’s gift
if he throws me two out of three."
Whether local promoter^ are plan
ning on continuing wrestling in
Brookhaven or not has not been
learned. Ham Fish, proprietor of the
Palace Skating Rink, stated that fu
ture exhibitions would be staged by
the athletes themselves, as he would
h^ve no part in any entertainment of
the sort beyond the renting of the
Hanson will meet Dutch Kirk here
luesday night, and fans are looking
forward to a good match—best two
out of three falls.
Heuck's Retreat Gives Play of Col
lege Life.
Miss Julia Belle Moak, the attract
ive and gifted teacher of the Ex
pression Department of Heuck’s Re
treat School was a visitor to Brook
haven last Saturday. Miss Moak was
well pleased with the outcome of the
play she had directed for the pleas
ure of friends at Heuck’s last Fri
day evening. It was "Cupid at Vas
sar” and the following well-known
students had part in making the
play delightfully entertaining to the
immense audience that attended
Ralph Ratcliff, Claude Cohn, Ran
dolph Smith, Agnes Smith, Mary
Thompson, Leontine Summers, Gla
dys Summers and Misses Pauline
Ratcliff, Lutle Ward, Jessie Mae
Smith, Ruby Harrington, Lena Mae
Harrington, Claude Parkman.
Misses Myrtis and Pauline Laird,
of the Brookhaven Orchestra, assist
ed with the music.
Notice to Creditors.
In the matter of the Administration
of the Estate of Rev. T, W. Ad
ams. Deceased.
Letters of Administration having
been Issued to the undersigned Ad
ministratrix on Dec. 12th, 1922, In
the above estate; notice Is hereby
given to all persons having claims
against the estate of Rev. T. W.
Adams, Deceased, to have same pro
bated and registered, as required by
law, within six months, from this
date, to-wlt: Dec. 13th, 1922, and
failure to so probate and register
such claims with the Chancery Clerk
of Lincoln County, Mississippi, with
in said six months, said claims will
,be forever barred.
This, Dec. 13th, 1922.
Mrs. Mabel Adams Buie,
/ Administratrix.
Naul & YatVn, Solicitors.
nay vote.
Yea—Aldermen Hartman, Penn,
Day, Davis.
Nay None.
Alderman Farrell absent and not
Erookhaven Chapter No. 1, Order
Eastern Star, Installs.
One of the most interesting meet
ings of the year was held Tuesday
evening in the Masonic Temple by
the Eastern Star. The last initia
tion for the year was held when four
Candidates were instructed in the su
blime virtues of the order. It was
announced that the meeting was in
honor of the older members of the
chapter and splendid talks were
made by Mrs. Lee Wilson, Mrs. E.
McCormick, Mr. C. E. Grafton, Mrs.
Ben Williams, Mrs. Annie E. Smith
and others.
The Worthy Patron then invited
Mrs. E. McCormick, Miss Annie Lau
rie Penn, Mrs. Annie E. Smith, Mrs.
Mary Hartman and Mrs. R. C. Ap
plewhite to the East when he then
presented each one with a Past Wor
thy Matron’s jewel.
The installing officer for the ev
ening, Mr. E. McCormick, then in
stalled the following officers for the
Chapter for the year 1923:
Mrs. T. Frank Smith, W. M.; Mr.
W. H. Smith, W. P.: Miss Verus
Boone, A. M.; Mrs. S. N. Alford,
Con.; Miss Ruth Jones, A. Con.;,Mr.
King W. Bridges, Sec.; Mr. C. E.
Grafton, Treas.; Miss Audelle Alford,
Adah; Miss Edith Willis, Ruth; Mrs.
T. Brady, Esther; Miss Annie L. Ap
plewhite, Martha; Mrs. John W.
Boone, Electra; Miss Alice Roberts,
Warder; Mrs. Donis Turnipseed,
Marshal; Miss Annie Spencer, Chap
lain; Mr. T. Frank Smith, Sentinel;
Miss Hazel Barge, Organist.
After the services of installation
were concluded the chapter adjourn
ed to the Banquet hall where a de
lightful supper had been prepared
and where an hour of good fellow
ship was enjoyed. The most suc
cessful year in the life of the chap
ter has just come to a close and we
are hoping that the new administra
tion will far excel any that has con
ducted the affairs of the chapter in
the past.
Training School at Arlington Tomor
row, December Slat.
Dear Leader;
Please announce in your next is
sue that the meeting of District Four
Sunday School Convention which
was scheduled to meet with John
ston Station last Sunday meets with
Arlington School on 5th Sunday in
order to be with the Teacher Train
ing acnooi mat wm meet wun Ar
lington on the same day. This train
ing School will continue through the
week following the fifth Sunday, and
all Sunday School teachers and
workers and interested persons are
invited to attend this Training
Very respectfully,
Dan Bolian.
Cabbage Plants Delivered by Paree]
Frost proof plants—Wakefield Va
riety. Price per 500, $1.00; 1000
$1.75; in 5000 lots or more. $1.5C
per 1000. Raised by experienced
men. Franklin & Franklin, Vege
table Plant Growers, Crystal Springs
Miss. For further information writ*
for price list. Phone 274-J.
Mr. S. C. Ray. of Durant, waf
greeting Brookhaven friends during
the holidays.
Generally Believed That He Will
Enter Campaign For
A definite announcement is ex
pected within the next fortnight
from Hon. Marion W. Reilly, of Me
ridian as to whether Or not he in
tends to enter the race for Governor
next year.
Mr. Reilly announced a short time
ago that if it became evident that
there was a general desire for him to
make the race, he *vould do so, and
by many, this was regarded as vir
tually an announcement, as it is
known that he has received numer
ous letters from all parts of the
state urging him to become a candi
The campaign year approaches
with five avowed aspirants in the
field, Prof. H. L. Whitfield, of
Lowndes; Sennett Conner, of Cov
ington; L. C. Franklin, of Coahoma;
Percy Bell, of Washington; and Ex
Governor Theo. G. Bilbo, of Pearl
River. Few regard the latter's an
nouncement as serious, although he
has been very earnest In proclaim
ing it.
Insofar as the public Is concerned,
roused very little interest, and only
a few people are expressing choice,
believing tha^ it is yet too early to
indulge in picking their favorites.
Striking Comparison Drawn by
U. S. Commissioner of
“Education is the vital element on
the success of any nation,” said the
Hon. John J. Tigert, United States
Comipissioner of Education, in a pub
lic speech, pointing to vocational
training and industrial teaching in
such manufacturing centers as De
troit as an example of the practical
value of education.
Continuing, the commissioner quo
ted statistics proving that the one
and one-half billion dollwrs spent on
education in the nation last year,
while a large sum in itself, was pit
iful when compared with the twenty
two billions spent for luxuries.
' “From these statistics”, he said,
“it would appear that the country
cares more for chewing gum, cigars
and cigarettes, and cosmetics than
it does for education.”
Educators have seized upon this
comparison as a striking argument
in favor of the passage of the Town
er-Sterling bill, now before Con
gress, creating a ueparimeni or nid
ucation, with a Secretary in the
President’s Cabinet. The bill ap
propriates a hundred million dollars
to be spent among the states in the
aid of education. One hundred mil
lions is the two hundred and twen
tieth part of last year’s countrywide
bill for luxuries.''
Dr. Tigert drew attention to the
“insidious propaganda’’ spread by
“some agency” against the expendi
ture of large sums by the Govern
ment in aid of education, and term
ed the proper and wise UEe of mon
ey in education as the salvation of
the country against many of the ev
ils of ignorance, Intolerance and fa
naticism, which menace its prosper
Weather Most Favorable for Young
Hazlehurst, Dec. 27.—The weath
er conditions the past week have
been, as a rule, most favorable for
the vegetable crops of Copiah coun
ty. Reports from a few sections of
the state, say that too much rain
along with the cold spell has spell
ed damage to the young growing
crops, but Copiah county has not ex
perienced any too much rain, and the
'armers say the cold weather has
helped, rat' er than hurt the crop3.
The reasoning is that the cold re
tarded the too faet growing plants
that with the aid of hot weather of
the earlier months were putting on
too fast a growth.
Cabbage acreage will be about the
same in the county as last year with
slightly earlier crops, if the present
Indications amount te anything. The
great majority of the plants are
ready for the fields. The ones in
the fleids now are tough enough to
withstand the freezes which usual
ly come in the months of January
and February. The farmers say
they have never seen the like of
warm weather for this time of the
year, and are using every precaution
to save their plants from “rot”. How
ever, to this date there have been no
reports of the rot doing any dam
age thus far, and the cabbage crops
are doing well with the close scru
tiny being kept on the plants.
The King’s Daughters observed
their annual social meeting at the
Hartman home on Wednesday after
noon, about thirty-five members be
ing present. Mrs. I. L. Parsons, the
new leader, gave an address in which
the promise of still greater service
loomed large. Refreshments were
aervad. ■ U
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Champion Hill Suffers Heavy
Property Damage—Four
Negroes Killed.
Jackson, Miss,. Dec. 27. — Four
lives were lost and several thousand
dollars property damage resulted
Tuesday night when a cyclone struck
Champion Hill, midway between Bol
ton and Edwards, shortly before
midnight. The cyclone was preced
ed and followed by heavy rains.
The four dead ’were all negroes,
Julius Giles, his wife and two child
ren, tenants on Sid Champion’s plan
tation. They were asleep at the
time and their bodies were found in
their beds Wednesday morning. Ten
ants on neighboring places knew
nothing of the damage until Wed
nesday morning.
Tenant houses, barns, timber and
fences for several hundred yards
were torn up on the plantations of
J. L. Ratcliff and Sid Champion^ The
cyclone followed a southerly to
northerly path. No damage was re
ported irom eitner juawarda or Bol
Major Donald is Making a Lot of
Folks Feel Exceedingly
Maj. G. L. Donald, internal -rev
enue collector for Mississippi, is a
very pleasant individual, personally,
but officially he is a downright nui
Hardly have folks, in this state re
covered from the ache of that last
income tax installment on December
15th, until Maj. Donald is present
ing to them, blanks on which to
submit income tax reports for the
next annual period, says the Jackson
Maj. Donald is mailing to tax
payers who made similar returns
for the year 1921, Form 1040A for
filing individual returns of net in
come of $5,000 or less for the year
1922. The form is in six pages, two
of which provide for the return
proper, and two for making a
duplicate of the return. Two pages
are devoted to instructions. The
duplicate and the instruction pages
3hould be detached and retained by
the taxpayer, and the original re
turn mailed to the collector for the
district in which the taxpayer lives
or has his principal place of busi
ness. Form 1040 for filing returns
of net income in excess of $5,000.00
soon will be issued, and mailed to
taxpayers who filed similar return
for 1921. The filing period is from
a aii uai j x iu xuai uu xo, xox O.
To avoid errors which may result
to their disadvantage, taxpayers
are advised by the Bureau of In
ternal Revenue to study carefully
the instructions on the forms, espe
cially those with regard to the cre
dits for personal exemptions and de
pendents. Marired persons requir
ed to make a return on Form 1040A
—those whose net income was $5,000
or less—-are allowed an exemption of
$2,500. The exemption for married
persons whose net income was in ex
cess of $5,000, Is $2,000.
The exemption, for single persons
is $1,000. Also, whether married or
ingle, the taxpayer is allowed a
credit of $400 for each person de
pendent upon him for chief support
if such person is under eighteen
•ears of age or mentally or physical
ly defective.
‘It should be remembered that the
requirement to file a return is
placed upon every married person
whose net income for 1922 was
$?,000 or more whose gross income
was $5,000 or more, and upon every
'ingle person whose net income was
$1,000 or more or whose gross in
come was $5,000 or more. The fact
that by reason of the exemption
end credits, a person’s income is not
taxable, does not nullify the re
quirement to file a return if the
Income equals > or exceeds these
;pecifled amounts. Net Income, upon
which the tax is assessed, is gross
income less certain deductions for
business expenses, bad debts, loss,
xmtributions, etc., provision for
vhich is made on the forms.
A head of a family — ,”A person
who actually supports and main
tains in one household one or more
individuals who are closely cdn
aected with him by blood relation
ship, relationship by mttvriage or
by adoption” is allowed! the same
exemptions as a married man:
In the returns of married persons
must be included the net income
of both husband and wife and de
iienaem minor cnnaren. nusDana
and wife may make a Joint return
or separate returns. They receive
but one personal exemption, $2,500
or $2,000 as the case may be. If
they make separate returns the
oxemption may be taken by either
or divided between them. The
exemption of $400 for a dependent
nay be claimed only by the one who
furnishes the dependent's chief
support. s Y
The taxpayer’s status On the last
day of the taxable year—December
31, 1922, if made on the calendar
year basis—determines the amount
of his exemptions and credits. If
will, which we prize beyond
measure, we seek to merit
your continued confidence,
and aim to serve you help
fully in the future.
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The Leading Jeweler
married and living with wife or
husband on that day the exemption
is $2,500 or $2,000, according to the
amount of net income. If single and
without dependents on that day he
may claim but $1,000 as his ex
emption, even though he may have
been married or the head of a fam
ity during the greater part of the
year. Widowers, widows, divorcees
and persons separated by mutual
consent are classed as single persons.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue
is preparing to send into each coun
ty in the United States, revenue offi
cers who will aid taxpayers fin
making out their returns. Similar
services will be offered city res
idents. But the bureau’s advice
before seeking such assistance is to
read carefully the instructions. Un
less the problem is particularly
complex, study of the form will en
able the taxpayer to make a correct
The normal rate of tax of 4 per
cent on the first $4,000 of net in
come and per cent on the remain
der net income above exemption re
mains unchanged. Surtax rates^
which apply only to incomes in ex
cess of $6,000 are lowered, ranging
for the callendar year from 1 per
vein uo me aciuuni ui uei income pe
tween $6,000 and $10,000 to 50 per |
cent on the amount by which the net,
Incomes exceed $200,000. For the
year 1921 the surtax i;ates ranged
from 1 per cent on the amount of
net Income between $5,000 and $6,
000 to 65 per cent on the amount
of net income in excess of $1,000,
Wnen Ton Arc Constipated.
To Insure a healthy action of the
bowels and correct disorders of the liv
er, take two of Chamberlain's Tablets
Immediately %fter supper. They will
not only cause a gentle movement of
the bowels, without unpleasant effects, !
but banish that dull, stupid feeling, that (
often accompanies constipation.
On Christmas afternoon at four
thirty Miss Grace Smith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Brook
haven, wa3 married to Mr. Clyde
Gardener of McComb. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. J. A. Taylor
in the BaptlBt Church in the pres
ence of invited friends from McComb
and Brookhaven.
The fair bride is teacher of Eng
lish in the City Schools at McComb,
while the groom is engaged in the
automobile business.
The happy pair left on the south
bound cannon ball after the cere
mony. They will make their home
in McComb.
W. M. U. Rally Here January 6th.
The W. M. U. of Lincoln County
Baptist Association will hold its first
county rally Jan. 6th. 1923 with
the Brookhaven W. M. S.
I want to Insist upon our Bap
tist women all over the county com
ing to this meeting. The ladies from
Brookhaven church are more than
anxious for you to come. Especially
do 1 urge the Leaders of our various
societies to attend. At this meet
ing we will plan our year’s work and
it is important that you come, let
none of us sit idle and feel contented
while the great work of our Master
goes lacking. For what? For YOU
to, lay down all your selfishness and
ill feeling and take a step forward,
launch out and help those who know
not the Joy of serving our Lord.
Mrs. John Rowe one of our return
ed missionaries, from Japan, will be
with us also one of our state field
workers who will give helpful ad
dresses on Young People’s Work.
Mrs. Rowe will speak In the after
noon about two-thirty and I want to
extend a hearty welcome to anyone
who wishes to hear her; come and
hear her great message of her Work
In Japan. Let me again repeat that
we want every Baptist woman from
every church in Lincoln county tb
come to this meeting. It's yours, why
not come and enjoy it.
Remember thw'date—January 6th,
promptly at ten thirty a. m., at the
Brookhavcn Baptist Church.
Yours for greater service,
Mrs. S. A. Williams.
Holiday Shopping Record Smashed.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 24.—Christmas
buying in Chicago has broken all re
cords and it is estimated that ,the
city spent close to 6100,000,000 on
its holiday business. This repre
sents an Increase of about 10 per
cent over last year. Buying for gifts
has been more sensible, according to
several merchants, than in a decade
or more.
All previous records for holiday
mail also have been broken in the
Chicago postoffice. Receipts, the fi
nal test of poetofflce business, this
year are 42 per cent greater than
they were last year, officials esti
mate. Reports from the leading com
mission merchants and packing hou
ses showed that more turkeys were
bought by Chicagoans than ever be
fore in the history of the city. The
average retail price of turkeys was
reported at 60 cents as compared to
62 cents at Thanksgiving time.
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Glorious weather except for tem
porary threats of something worse,
all during the week.
/"". 1 N
I wish you a happy and prosperous
New Year
and express my thanks for the lib
eral patronage you have bestowed
on me during the past year.

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