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VOLUME U HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI. FEBRUARY 22, 1907 NUMBER 8 BURGLARS AT OLIVE BRANCH Depot and Two Residences Entered by Thieves—Other Slews. Our little town was visited Monday night by robbers, who made quite a little haul. Taey broke into Dr. Maples' house and $2.50; into the de pot and Mr.' Jim Flinn's house and got his watch, chain and about $10. The sheriff of Marshall county, with his blood hounds, are now on the trail. Mr. Irby Compton paid homefolks a visit last Sunday. Mr. Howard Brooks spent last Sun day with his family here. Mrs. M. Lemon and daughter, of Memphis, are visiting relatives - here this week. Messrs. Brooks and Milton Blocker and Burrel Perry visited relatives here last Sunday. Judging from the looks of timber shipped from here now, one would suppose that we live in a great forest. Mrs. Newhardt was called to Mem phis last Wednesday on account of the illness of her son and hasn't yet returned. Mr. C. M. Haynie and daughter re turned from Gulfport last Wednesday, bringing a quantity of nice oysters to their friends. Mr. Hugh Jones and sister, who at tended an entertainment at Miller last Friday night, report quite an en joyable time. Remember next Saturday and Sun day is preaching days at the Baptist church. All members should try and be present both days ps fchere is busi ness of importance for consideration. Shadow. ALPHABA ACTS Farmers in this part of the country have been taking advantage of this beautiful weather by turning old Beck. Died, at the residence* of her father, Mr. W. Y. McElroy, Feb. 16,' Mrs. Maggie Hudson, wife of Luther Hud son, age 26 years. She leaves a hus band and four children and father, THE HERNANDO BANK GEO. BANK8, President. E. T. WILKINSON. Vice-President. R. P. COOKE. Cashier. CAPITAL $25,000 Does a general banking, loan and col lecion business. Acts as Trustee, Guardian and Administrator. Pays 3 per cent, on Time Deposits. DIRECTORS R. L. Redding. J. E. Holmes. L. J. Farley, J. L. Cooko. T. P. Flinn. W A. Williamson, Paul Saunders, Administrator. GIVE US YOUR BUSINESS. 3W yok o\*> y&z G'o'fc yro yJNj COJOW 3 JO(C.O. iiisniiiiiii /} >5/) Z&P 1 J5)0(C J)0(C WO<C 0)0(0 d)°(c>JO(oi sa (rov* (/Ssc (scrS CTSnd (ny-a t H > T r HE one most important thing in ® * gardening is the kind of seed you §g H plant* When you get ready to garden || §f don't take any risk, buy the best* We f §' sell them and they are m K, 0)0(0 LANDRETH'S i oKo We have in stock all kinds, including seed potatoes and onion sets. Come and look. & i The HERNANDO DRUG I and GROCERY STORE I l»0<cM«SW wyo(o mother, brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. The bereaved have the writer's sympathy in their sorrow. Mr. Hudson, who was from this place, has heen living in Memphis and is an employe of the Memphis Street Rail way. Massey Bros., at this place, were running their gin last week just like October. They have something near a hundred bales to gin. Wonder what has become of our road contractor? Roads and bridges are badly in need of repairs. Mr. Sneed, our rural mail carrier, can hardly get along in his wagon. Mr. H. L. Franklin, who was for merly in business at Wakefield, but who is now in business at Cockrum, and Mr. Jim Wilkerson, visited at their uncle, Mr. R. A. Davis, Sunday. Bashful Boy. CALDWELL CULLINGS Mr. G. C. Solomon spent several days at Love last. Miss Ida Hardin, of Clacks, spent last week with Miss Tavie Shannon. Miss Maye Lee, who has been at tending school at Blue Mountain, came home, sick. Mrs. E. E. Solomon has returned to Love, after a week's stay with her son at this place. Miss Emma Mosby, of Love, teaches our little school and . the children are learning rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon visited their son, J. P. Shannon, at Lake Cormo rant last Monday. This pretty weather makes people think of gardening and preparing to plant king cotton. Mrs. C. W. Cox and little daughter have been right sick but we are glad to say they are improving. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Solomon have returned from Olive Branch, after a two week's stay with relatives. Misses Maye Lee, Ida Hardin and Tavie Shannon attended a Valentine party at Miss Irene Nail's Feb. 14th. They report a good time. Violet. AGAIN SEEKS BAIL On Account of General III Health, Wheel er Seeks Release. H. M. Wheeler, charged with the murder of Oscar Wooldridge, again seeks liberty through habeus corpus proceedings. Acting on an amended petition, filed by counsel for Wheeler, Chancellor Blount will hear the case at Sardis today. This amended peti tion sets forth, among other things, that petitioner, Wheeler, is suffering from "acute Bright's disease and gen eral break-down in health." Sardis was selected as the place for trial because Chancellor Blount is holding court there. Mrs. C. D. Davie. Died, at her home at Nesbitt, on Wednesday, February 13, Mrs. Carrie Drake Davie, wife of J. G. Davie. Mrs. Davie was sick only a few days, her fatal illness beginning with lagrippe, followed by meningitis, from which she passed away, after severe suffering at 3 o'clock on the morning of the 13. This estimable lady came into our midst only six months ago, and had, by her kindness and affable manner, made friends of all who knew her, and a sense of Iobs is felt by the en tire community. A Friend. Trial Will Begin Today. Geo. Jenkins, slayer of Herbert Clifton, was arraigned in Circuit court at Tunica last Monday and his trial set for today. Clifton near Banks about two years ago and was recently captured at Pueblo, Colo., and has been in jail at Jackson for safe-keeping since his re turn to this state. Jenkins killed Mr. Fined for Trespassing. David Hobbs, a negro, was brought here Sunday and put in jail in lieu of $46, which amount was assessed against him by Justice Wilroy at Pleasant HUl. Hobbs was fined the above named amount on a charge of trespass, which consisted of riding a horse belonging to Wiley Stanback, without the latter's consent. An Unwilling Visitor. Charley Robertson, a former color ed citizen of Hernando, who has been sojourning in Memphis for his health since a meeting of the grand jury last spring, was arrested in that city last Saturday, and after being a guest of the county for two days, was released on a $3G0-bond. The charge against Charley, who is a good, old-time dar key, is retailing. Five true bills are pending against him. •- 2 -. Massey-Alien. The rites of matrimony was solem nized between Mr. E. M. Massey and Miss Enna Allen^at the Allen home, two miles west of town, last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walton Lee. These young people are from promi nent and substantial families of our county and have bright prospect of a successful wedded life. They have the best wishes of their many friends. They will live at Kelly, Miss. XX. Woman. Written for Tlie Times-Promoter. In former times and in other climes, woman ( was man's plaything, his mis tress or his slave, as caprice, passion or impulse moved him. Here and now, she is his honored help-mate in every contingency, his friend and counsellor in all the vicissitudes and exigencies of life; his mentor and mascot, his idol and his queen. But we do not yet concede to woman her full due of recognition and compen sation. She now fills positions of ser vice, honor and trust long held as be longing exclusively to the province of man. In every place she performs the duties as well as, if not better, than is done by her brother, and yet her pay, as a rule, is much less than his. Woman's power of faithfulness and heifdevofcion to duty are almost inconceivable to the grosser nature and selfish mind of man. The wife's devotion to a besotted husband; the mother's love for a scape-grace son; the sister's sacrifice for a reprobate brother', and the maiden's faith in a worthless lover are ever .recurring enigmas to callous-hearted man. Woman is God's masterpiece, the finishing touch and ornate conclusion; the Queen of Creation. Without her the effulgence of the sunbeam would be dimmed, the rose would waste its sweetness upon desert air, and its brightness upon purblind eyes, and the melodies of nature would fall upon ears dead to the higher sympho nies. The genial sunshine and the moon's soft light are gathered from her warm heart and immaculate soul. Her beauty, her sympathy and her grace are reflected in the bright flow ers, tinted skies and limped streams, that beckon us on to higher thoughts, purer motives and nobler deeds. The thrilling song of the mocking bird, the purling lay of laughing waters, and the lulling cadences of the eve ning zephyr, *as it gently rustles the moon-kissed leaves, are the echoes of the music of her lips and the anthem J. Mat Clakk. Brownsville, Tenn. of her soul. A Card. To the voters of DeSoto county. Gentlemen: Elsewhere will be found my an nouncement for sheriff. I wish to say that if elected I will give the office and jail my personal attention and supervision. Having served as deputy sheriff and jailer four years, and coun treasurer one term, my record as a public official is before the people. I am not and will not be engaged in any combination, either to promote or defeat the candidacy of any per son. I am seeking the office for its emoluments and its honors, and here by pledge myself, if elected, to give the people the best service of which I am capable, and if defeated to sup port the nominee. Respectfully, J. M. Weissinger. To the Public Holmes & Holmes, attomeys^at-law desire to annonce that on Jan. 1, 1907, they resigned as local attorneys for the Illinois Central Railroad, and they are now in a position to take suits against said railroad company. ■ CANDIDATE'S CARDS ■ h The Times-Promoter is prepared to print any size, style, or kind of Candidate's Cards. The price— $2.50 per 1,000—is reasonable. : : |0, o g WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF 3 !ol w* MATTINGS s 1 n ** u :o; jS? Some good values at 25, 30 and 35 cents. Rugs at p rjb $2, 2.50, 3, and 3.50. Art Squares from $4.50 up. 8 ™ See our 9x12 Brussel Rug at $12.50. 8 Everything in the Fur» I niture and Stove line. 1 Can give you a Range that we can guarantee for $25,00. 2 Princess Dresser (like cut) § for $ 15, and others just as cheap $ When in the city come to see us and we will take, pleas- * ure in showing you through whether you buy or not. iy*vi u \ n a Hi % s |o; [j HARE & BEASLEY 272-274 S. Main St. Si UNKNOWN NEGRO KILLED Body Badly Mangled Found on Railroad Track Near Nesbitt The body of an unknown negro man was found on a trestle of the railroad track one-half mile south of Nesbitt last Tuesday morning. The body was horribly mangled, peices being scat tered over the track for a distance of several yards. From appearances it was judged that the negro was killed by falling from a train. It was cer tain that a south-bound train did the killing, as part of the negro's coat was found on the track about two miles south of the place where the body was found. Deputy Skelton summoned a jury of inquest, over which Justice Lauderdale presided, but nothing concerning the negroe's identity could be learned. POPLAR CORNER PICK-UPS. Poplar Comer is dry in the way of news this week. Mr. Tyler Boon is still on the sick list. He has been sick since August. Our school teacher is on the sick list. She lost two days last week. I think she had an old-fashioned chill. Mrs. W. E. Stewart must be a mighty good woman. She has got all the la bor she wants—every tenant house filled. Well boys, we are having good old springtime weather, mixed with a few Buffalo gnats. If they get bad, Lord help us. Old Hughey is going to trash speckle peas next week. Tell the boys to come and get what they want for planting purposes. Mr. James Terrell gave a dance at his house one night laat week. Mrs. Old Hughey refused to go. I think the boys slighted her at Mr. Wallis' dance the week before. Mr. Charley Smith, of Crenshaw, has been visiting here since Christ mas. Bfe says he must go home and prepare for another crop. He says the land in this county is too poor for Old Hughey. him.