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McCrary Letter. Dear DISPATCH The health of our community is very &od at present, although some of our neighbors are suffering with la grippe. We are having some tine weath er at present and the farmers have been making good use of their time planting corn. They are not using half the fertilizer they used last year. Guess they are expecting ten cent cotton. We hope, however, they will not put all their labor on cotton, but raise corn and have hog and hom iny in abundance, which is most needed in this section. Our school at Miller's Hill closed Saturday. Prof. J. T. Spann, of Vernon school and quite a number oflhis pupils, were present to enjoy the day with us. The table was spread with a bountiful dinner, chicken, ham, salmon croquettes, delicious cakes and other things too numerous to mention. If any left hun gry it was their own fault. The amusements were croquet and a ball game. Mad dogs are raging again. A colored boy on Mr. B. F. Bell's place near Sharp, Ala., was bit ten last week. Mr. Duff Holcomb Sr.. of Saul, Ala., spent Saturday in our Ville on business. Mrs. M. L. McReynolds is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. F. Bell, of Sharp, Ala. Misses Rosa Reeves and Lola Daves, of the Dow community, visited Miss Beulah Sharp Fri day night. The friends of Mrs. Jennie Ferguson will be pained to learn that she is critically ill at her father's, Mr. N. L. Ellis, of the New Hope neighborhood. Since I began my letter it has commenced raining, and looks very gloomy. I will close for this time. Visitor. March 29, 1903. A Boy's Wild Ride For Life. around expecting him on ridiny for life, 18 With family to die, and a miles, to sret Dr. Kinir's New Discov ery for Consumption, Couyhs and Colds, W. H. Brown, of Leesville, Ind., endured death's agonies from asthma: hut this wonderful medicine gave instant relief and soon cured him. Rewrites: "I now sleep sound ly every night." Like marvelous cures of Consumption, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds and Grip prove its . matchless merit for all throat and lung troubles. Guaran beed bottled 50c and 91. Trial bottles free at Chapman & Mayfield's. Dunbar Items. The farmers had five days in which to plow last week; the first nice spell of weather this year that found the ground in condi tion to turn dirt five successive days. Many acres of corn are planted besides a great deal of gardening done. Every one is late planting but if the weather is favorable we will very soon feel that everything happens for the best. Mrs. R. EL Ellis attended the ministers' meeting in Starkville Saturday and Sunday. She also visited her son at the A. and M. College. Mrs. Sarah J. Smith is with Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Weaver. She is quite an acquisition to our I A. -ITT i cwDmuiuiy. we give ner a warm welcome our old friend of long ago. The subject that is now agitat ing the minds of this communi ty is mad dogs. Every man, wo man and child is alarmed oyer the present situation. On Feb ruary 20th a dog with hydro phobia took in this neighborhood leaving destruction in its path. It was a dark, rainy night and wherever he attacked stock and awoke the owners the darkness prevented anyone from killing it. In five weeks the stock bitten began to show signs of hydro phobia. B. B. Weaver has lost a fine sow, a milch cow and a goat; Dr. Vaughn a fine IPoland China sow; Mr. J. Salter a Southdown sheep, and several negroes have lost hogs. There is no telling how far the trouble may extend. The hogs bit everything in sight when they were seized with the spells of madness. The owners of stock are very much concern ed to know what course to pur sue to exterminate the worth less curs that are so numerous in our county. Every negro family owns from one to three dogs. The only remedy is to ax dogs. Mr. Editor, suppose you open the columns of your paper to the farmers on the sub ject of a dog tax. Let us hear from Caledonia, Crawford, May hew, Dow and other voting pre cincts on this important subject I, for one, would be glad to have this made an issue in the coming campaign by our candidates for the Legislature. If a dog is worth anything it is worth a dol lar a year tax and good enough to wear fifty cent collar bearing the owner's name. If it is not worth that it deserves to be kill ed for killing sheep and robbing hen's nest or going mad and leaving destruction in its path. March 30, 1903. Wood Notes. Spring has come in good ear nest and with it the desire to work in the soil. The farmers around here have gotten their corn planted and are bedding their cotton land. Everywhere you see beautiful fields of bright green oats which have withstood jack frost's mischievous fingers. Mr. Abe Vaughn and family have been victims of pneumonia for the past week, but we are glad to say they are im Droving. Mr. and Mrs. George Vaughn were guests of Mrs. Zula Bun tin last week. Mr. C. L. Wood has returned to the Territory after a pleasant visit of three week to his mother, Mrs. Sallie Wood. Master Lacy Simms, the bright little boy who lives with Mrs. M. J. Vaughn, has been on the sick list. Miss Hattie Vaughn, the pret ty daughter of Mr. H. B. Vaughn, is quite sick. We hope she will soon be well again. Mrs. Mary Harris, of Colum bus has been the guest of Mrs. S. Frank Harris for a few days. Miss Annie Laurie McKay has gone to spend a week or two with her father, Prof. A. B. Mc Kay, of the A. and M. College. Mrs. S. J. Harris and her charming daughter, Miss Lena, will leave for Texas about May 1st. Mrs. Harris has two daugh ters. Mrs. S. W. Lawrence and Mrs. J. J. Cox, living in Mertens and she will be absent a year while Miss Lena will return in the fall and resume her school duties. They will be very much missed while gone. The poultry business is be ginning to have a prominent place with some of our neigh bors. Mr. John Ussery has in vested in several breeds, such as the White-face, Black Spanish, Buff Leghorn and several other varieties, this should be a suc cessful enterprise with Colum bus as a market. Miss Clara Blewett has been visiting relatives in Columbus. The bright little daughter of Mr. H. B. Vaughn, Ruth, has been on the sick list for the past week. A Card of Thanks. I wish to thank the kind friends who have so lovingly min istered to my bereaved family. The physicians, Drs. Wood and Molloy, are two noble men and exerted their utmost skill in al laying the awful ravages of dis ease. C. A. Vaughn. Fine pansy plants. Laws. Communicated. The Bible tells us there is a time to weep; so to day there are moistened e37es and saddened hearts in the Woodlawn neigh borhood. The death angel has entered the home of Mr. C. A. Vaughn and, with his icy breath, has stilled the heart-beats of his wife and her precious spirit has winged its flight to realms on high, there to live with God for ever, while he is left in sadness and gloom. How we will miss her. We must try to be brave and submissive for we know our Heavenly Father makes no mis takes, if we do, and while we cannot probe the future God can, and it is for some wise purpose that he has seen fit to snap the link from the chain of love. We feel that she is now baskine: in the sunshine of God's glory. She was a noble woman, true to the church, to her friends and her family. How the Sunday school will miss her. She was always at her post, always ready for charitable duties. Cheer up, husband and children. Thy wife, thy mother is not dead but is sleeping. S. J. H. Or. G. Owen Dead. Mr. Thos. G. Owen's friends in this city regretted very much to learn Sunday of the death of his father, Dr. G. Owen at the old family home in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Owen had been in failing health for a long time and the fatal termination of his illness was expected, his son from this city and other relatives and friends being at his bedside when A-l J mi t m tut; ou came, inerunerai was held yesterday and the people of Mobile generally paid tribute to the esteem and standing of Dr. Owen in that city, for no man stood higher. For years he was one of the foremost and leading physicians of the Gulf City who, by skill and devotion to his profession elevat ed and enobled it. He accumu lated a fortune and gained the confidence and esteem of his fel lowmen to a wonderful degree and in his death Mobile loses one of its best citizens. Many friends here sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Owen, Mr. George Owen and other members of the family in their sorrow and dis tress. Odd Fellows Anniversary. The following committees rep resenting the lodges of Lovndes j of county are earnestly urged to at tend a meeting to be held in this city Friday morning next, April 3d at eleven o'clock at the Odd Fellows Hall for the purpose of making ail arrangements for the celebration of the order's anni versary : Union Lodge No. 35, P. W. Maer, J W. Lipscomb, J. M. Mc Quown. Artesia Lodge No. 169, J. M. Mason, J. N. Roberts, W. J. Locke, G. W. Muilins, V. A. Hal bert. Buttahatchie Lodge No. 124, J. F. Keenum, E. M. Jamieson and G. O. Hubbert, New Hope Lodge No. 124, W. H. Wood, R. J. Gunterand Henry Daves. The Attorney-General's Opinion. The following is the full text Attorney -General Williams' j remarkable opinion relative to registration four months before primary as a pre- Misfortune has fallen heavily upou the home of Mr. Abe Vaughan in the Wood neighbor hood. Only last week a little in fant from this home was car ried to the burial ground and on last Monday afternoon its mother followed it to the home beyond the skies. Mrs. Vaughan died last Sunday morning at eleven o'clock after two weeks illness with pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. A. P. Press ley and she was a devoted moth er and wife and she leaves her grief-stricken husband and seven children and many other rela tives and countless friends to mourn her death. The funeral was held last Monday afternoon from Woodlawn, the services being conducted by Rev. G. O. Hubbert and a large concourse of sorrowing friends andacqaint ances were present, paying this mark of respect to her memory. This sorrowful news from Mr. Vaughan 's home is made all the more distressing by the an nouncement that Mr. Vaughan and four of his children are now down with pneumonia. The Dis patch Joins in the sorrow and condolence and sympathy which is now being extended to him. Children's Coughs and Colds, Mrs. Joe McGrath, 327 E. 1st St., Hutchinson, Kan., writes: "I have g-iven Bullard's Horehound Syrup to my children for coughs and colds for the past four years, and find it the best medicine I ever used." Unlike many cough syrups, it contains no opium, but will soothe and heal any disease of the throat or lungs quicker than any other remedy. 25c, 50c and $1.00 at Curry, Lipscomb & Caine's. The opening of the Bailey Mil linery Emporium Monday was the event of interest to the femi nine world and all day long the popular establish m e n t was crowded with those who admir ed the beautiful offerings of spring. The store was prettily and appropriately decorated and the display was an unusually large and attractive one. It will continue throughout the week and a cordial invitation is ex tended the public to attend and inspect it. A close and exciting game of baseball was played yesterday afternoon at the park. The con test was between two nines, one captained by Mr. Robert Wil liams and the other by Mr. Paul Peyton. After playing seven innings the game was called. Williams' team winning by a score of 7 to 6. The batteries were WTilliams, Silberberg and Lioeb; Peyton, Peyton and Peebles. Judge J. M. Wakefield married a couple last Sunday morning at his office at ten o'clock. The bride was Miss Alice Payne, who has been employed in the factory or mis cuy wnue trie groom was Mr. T. M. Murphy, of Oktibbeha county. Mr. Murphy is a prom inent and successful mill man of that section and has many friends in this city who extends congrat ulations in his present happiness. They left Sunday for their fu ture home in our adjoining county. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Has world-wide fame for marvelous cures. It surpasses any other salve, lotion, ointment or balm for cuts, corns, burns, boils, sores, felons, ul cers, tetter, salt rheumatism, fever sores, chapped hands, skin eruptions; infallible for piles. Cure guaranteed. Only 25c at Chapman & Mayfield's drug store. Cauliflower plants. Laws. A large number of the leading citizens of the county were in Co lumbus yesterday called here by their desire to register. The office of the circuit clerk was crowded all day long with voters and that official was kept busy until far into the night. Dr. Broyles, of the Trinity neighborhood, spent yesterday in the city on business. the August requisite to participation by voters in that important event: Jackson, Miss., March 27, 1903. "To Tunica County: I have your inquiry as follows: "Under Section 9, of the Pri mary Election Law of 1902, is a person who has not been regis tered four months before the primary election qualified to vote in the primary in August next?' "Answer: Section 241, of the Constitution of 1890, provides that one must be duly register ed, as is provided in Article 12, of said Constitution, to be a qualified elector. "Section 251, of the Constitu tion, provides that 'Electors shall not be registered within four months next before any election a t which theymay offer to vote. ' "Section 1, Chapter 65, Laws of 1802 (the Primary Election Law), provides that 'All primary elections shall be governed and regulated by the Election Law of the State in force at the time the primary election is held except as herein provided.' "Section 9, of said chapter, provides, 'That no persons shall be eligible to participate in pri mary elections unless they are qualified electors.' "The Supreme Court of this State in Mclunis case, 80 Miss.. 617, held Chapter 66, of the Laws of 1902, to be constitutional and virtually held the primary elec tion therein provided for to be an election within the contempla tion of the Constitution. "In Ferguson's case, 71 Miss., 524, the Supreme Court said, 'One cannot vote within four months of his registration, and his right to vote will be deter mined when he offers to vote.' "In How's case 71 Miss., Page 1, the Supreme Court held that four months must elapse be tween one's regulation and his right to vote, and that one would not be eligible to vote at an elec tion held within four months of his registration. 'This is the rule established for elections contem plated by the Constitution. ' "In construing Section 1,610 of the Code, which reads, in part, as follows: 'Upon application of one-third of the qualified electors of any county, by petition in writing, signed by them, the Board of Supervisors shall or der an election, to be held within forty days after the presenta tion of the peiition, to determine whether or not the liquors shall be sold within the limits of the county, my predecessor in office held that no one who had not been registered four months prior to the date of taking up the petition for consideration and judgment by the Board of Supervisors should be considered as a quali tied elector in the sense used in the said section. "It was the manifest purpose of the Legislature to give the primary provided for in Chapter 66. Laws of 1902, the dignity of 'an election' within the purview of the Constitution and laws of this State, and it has this char acter for all intents and purposes. One's eligibility to vote at this primary will be determined just as if he were offering to vote at a general election held on the same date. Therefore, talcing into con sideration the Constitution, the statutes on the subject and the rule announced in the authori ties above cited, I am of the opinion that one must have been registered four months prior to the holding of the primary elec tion, provided for in said chapter of the Laws of 1902, to be quali fied to vote at the said election. Very respectfully, William Williams, Attorney General Mr. VV. H. Brooks left yes terday for his sorinsr trip out on the road, after spending some time at home. Weekly Market Report. ...Pkkpabkd by... J. H. STEVENS & SON, The Main Street Grocers. Half Rates to New Orleans. Account National Manufacturers Association Meeting-, New Orleans, April 15-1", and American Medical Association Meeting, New Orleans, May 5-8, Mobile and Ohio U. R. Agents will sell tickets at rate of one fare for the round trip. Ask your home agent or write Jno. M. Beall, A. G. P. A., St. Louis, for particulars. A drill of the degree team of Union Lodge is called for to night at 7 :30 o'clock. As these drills are preparatory for Green ville it is hoped that all mem bers will be present. Molloy 's cough syrup for coughs and colds for 25 cents per bottle. Sold by Curry, Lip scomb & Caine. Tuesday, March 31, 1902. Cotton 9i Cotton seed per ton 15 00 Cotton Seed Meal 24 00 Cotton Seed Hull, per ton 6 00 Potatoes, Irish, sack per bushel. 1 00 Sweet potatoes per bushel.. 1 00 Turnips per bushel Lggs. fresh countrv, per dozen., lt Chickens, full grown, 25 Chickens, frying size 15 to 20 Butter, country, per pound 15 to 25 Side meat per pound, per cwt 10! Hams, best sugar cured 14 to 17 Sugar cured picnic hams 10 Flour, fancy patent, per barrel . . 4 35 Flour, straight roller .3 95 to 4 10 Lard, leaf 12 Cottolene 11 Lard, compound 10 Corn 63 to 65 Oats, per bushel, mixed 50 Seed Oats Hay, ton, No. 1. 14 00; 2 12 00 Meal, per bushel 60 J. H. BRICKELL, NOTARY PUBLIC. Special Display of Spring Shirt Waists. W. C. BEARD Special Display of Women's an : .Men' Spr.ii, Neckwear Greatest Assortment of Silks and Dress Goods Under One Roof in the State. in fHE New Silks and Dress Goods are positively bewitching, and the line as shown here by us for this season's business far surpasses any similar Dress Goods Show ever planned by us and we believe it is the handsomest collection of Dress Fabrics the entire State, Thousands of yards of Exquisite Shimmering Silks and Satins in plain and figured effects. Hundreds of pieces of Beautiful Sheer Wool Fabrics, repre senting Voiles, Eoliennes, Crepes, Mistrals, Tamise Cloths, Veilings, Broadcloths, Etc., with a price range of fifty cents a yard up to almost any price. Colored Ettamines In silk and wool mixtures, up-to date styles in exclusive dress patterns Price, for the suit $5.00 Wask Goods The printed Cottons have burst into bloomy beauty. The evoke fresh interest at every turn. There are new effects front the Celtic weavers, and wonderful American reproductions of all the odd and dainty designs and colorings that enrich the costly novelties from St. Gall, Manchester and Here you find an irresistable array of Batistes, Madras, Ginghams, Dimities, Lawns and the like. The Drices are luck figured. Three illustrations: Batistes, light and dark grounds, every jarl made for this season, regular IZtC grade, at Ginghams and Madras, solid colors, corded stripes, checks and plaids, 27 and 32 inches wide . Printed Irish Dimities, best quality, latest patterns, sold by others at 22c and 25c: our price . . . ., Women's Ribbed Vests For just one week, we shall place, on 1,000 of these Fine Ribbed Cotton Vests, prettily trimmed with washahle luce in various style, some with wing sleeves others without, all sizes, including extra large; four choice of these regular 2;V garment s at, Bach. ... 10 C 10c 10c 15c White Stuffs Lead,You Know That we have the most complete and diversi fied assortment of White Goods for Spring is proven by the onrush of trade already cared for in the Dress Goods Section. The assortment beg gars description, so you must use your eyes on the collection itself, rather than on any descrip tive paragraph. Here are special items explaining the littleness of our pricing, too. Imported Oxford Cheviots, highly mercer- ized, fine weave; Special, per yard 20C Mercerized Basket Weave Oxford Chevi ots, and Large Damask Patterns, the new est materials for shirt waists, has a lustre finer than silk, would easily sell for a much higher price than this. For this week, per yard 40 C Shirt Waist Linens A new line of Butch er's Linens, in heavy and light weights, the kind that is so popular for Shirt Waists; Prices, per yard, 25c, 40c and... OC We also have the Embroidery Cotton at a skein OC 68-inch French Organdy, white and black, extra quality, splendid for confirmation and graduating dresses ; Special, per yard 25C New Ribbons in Profusion Men's Fine Half Hose Two-thread Black Cotton, with smart silk clockings, in various good styles, all sizes, actual value 25e. at 15 C Imported Black Lisle Thread, with double soles, high spliced heels, Bermsdorf dyed, all sizes, actnal value 35c, at 25C Men's Negligee Shirts Every Shirt in this Special SaleUguarai by us to be splendid quality, of absolutely fast colorings, made by tho best and most reliable shirtmakers in trie United States. Lot No. 1 Twelve dozen Negligee Shirts. cutfs and collars attached, each 49C Lot No. 2 Ten dozen Negligee Shirts, detached cuffs, 49C Lot No. 3 Fifteen dozen (LAG Negll Shirts, one pair of separate Ouffs with each shirt, each 75C Lot No. 4 Ten dozen "Monarch" unlaun dered Shirts, white, reinforced hack and front, made of New York Mills muslin and 2200 Irish linen boson, all sizes, "they fit comfortably, "always oonsidi red cheap at $1.00, reduced to . 75C 300 Boys' Colored Madra Sh i ts. sttecbed and detached collars and cuffs, at 4-9C Big Spring Shoe Sale Interest Increases Dally. To-morrow we add impetus to this occa sion by offering the famous K rippendorfl Shoe for Women ( in oxfords and lact bootees), sold regularly for 12.50 at And Other Specials: Shoes for Women at 96c and Shoes for Men at $1.25, $!.!, $2. ."" am Sole Agents for the Hamilton-Brown, Doug and Krippendorfi makes. $1.99 $1 49 $3.50 All that is new in Spring Ribbons is here. No matter what kind, or what width, you can depend on Beard '8 having it. You can gain no idea of their beauty and effectiveness without seeing them, so come. The freedom of the store is extended to vou. New ribbons at I9c, 30c, 39c a yard, and, of course, all the plain colors at low prices, too. tO 75C regular line: Skirts and Shirt Waists $3.75 Ladies 'Pedestrian Skirts, made of blue, black and grey homespun and cheviot serge, seven gore, flare style, open seams finished with several rows of stitching, at Ladies' Dress Skirts, made of castor and black Ladies' Cloth, also blue and black voile, and blue and black etta mine, nine gore, flare style, trimmed with taffeta straps and crocheted orna- ments at $6.50 and $10. GO Ladies' Waists, in white striped madras or cheviots, front of tailor-stitch plaits: also fine lawn trimmed with ambroid-' ery, insertion and tucks, all with the new style sleeves, at $1.49 Ladies' White Linen Waists, prettily trimmed with embroidery, fancy collar : Special, at $2.69 China and Japan Mattings One lot of Fancy Chins Matting per yard One lot of Fancy t'hina Matting er yard One lot of Elegant Heavy Chins Matting, per yard One lot of Fxtra Heavy Chios Matting, In fancy and white, per yard One lot of Japan Matting. reduced to MATTING pemnants. 000 yards of China and Japan Msttings, ranging from 3 to 8 yards in length, worth from 2Te to 40e, at per yard 120 20c 25c 30c 25c lOc New Rugs Just Arrived 36x72 Smyrna (lugs, all wool each 30x00 Smyrna Itus. all wool ...... each 30x72 Smyrna Hugs each .'10x09 Smyrna Rugs each New and lartre lot. of Velvets. $2.75 $2.00 $2.00 and lare u Smyrna Diuggetts. 0 and $1 Tapesi i j 35 and Dainty Spring Stockings Imported Lace Open-Wort Stockings, in fancy boot patterns, lace effect through out; also plain gauze lisle thread, more than twenty-five charmingdesigns for selec tion, at a pair , Imported Black Cotton Stockings, with dainty silk hand-embroidered designs, Louis Hermsdorf dyed, all sizes, at a pair This is a fine chance to get the children supplied with good desirable stockings at a rare bargain price. Children's 15c Stockings at 49c 24c 10c Window Shades 3x0 feet, extra grade of on strong spring roller, to hang: Special, each.. complete, ready 25c New Spring Wall Paper You save fully fifty per cent, when you h your Wall Papers at this big store. Prio - i much less than what the same Wall Paper in exclusive stores. It will pay you handsomely to inspect our new Spring Stocks. A cordial invitation we extend to all. You are welcome whether you wish to buy or not. I Go to Johnson Millinery store for bargains. Trimmers, Miss Clara Limbarprer, Miss Pluna Wood and Miss Etma Kerk. Acknowledgements Taken Day or Night At Oaice or Anywhere in the City. Will Apreciate Your Fuvors. Office Oer H. Osboi Dr. L. C. Harvey, of the Dow section, was in the city yester day transacting business and registering. Cotton etomine a popular but inexpensive weave shown at Se- ! lig's in all colors. fT3IkJi DR. M OFFETT'SJ 3 (TEETHING POWDERS)! Cures Cholf a-Infantum, Diarrhoea. Dysentery and the Bowel Troubles of Children jnu J. Aids Digestion, Regulates the Bowels. Strengthens the Child ar TEETHING EASY. Cures Eruptions and Sores, Colic, Hives and Thrush. and prevents Worms Summer's heat upon mail as cents to C. l. MOF e Bowels. Strengthens the Child and MAKES 3. Hives and Thrush. Removes TEETHINA Counteraots and Overcomes the Effects of the Summer's heat upon ToethinM Children snd oottt only 2S cents t Drujsflists or FfeTT, M D.s 9t- Louis, Mo.