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NUMBER 16 HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI, APRIL 19, 1907 VOLUME II FISHERMEN FIND REMAINS Skelton of Tunica County Negro Discover ed in Wilds of Coldwater Bottom. A party of negroes, who were fish ing at the mouth of Lake Cormorant bayou on Coldwater river last Friday, found the skeleton of a man that had toe appearance of having lain on the ground for about two months. All toe flesh had been picked from the bones but the clothing showed toe sex of the deceased. Saturday the negroes loaded the skeleton And clothing into a wagon and carried them tp Cub Lake. C. E. Emerson summoned Justice Nich ols from Eudora and an inquest was held over the remains. A search of the clothing revealed a pocketbook containing $21.35, also a marriage license issued at Tunica foil Eli Scott to Ophelia Clay. The li cense had been used and were signed by Peter Dorsey, a negro preacher. Communication with authorities at Tunica developed the fact that Scott was a negro tenant of good reputa tion who disappeared from his home near there about February 1st. The place where the body was found was in Coldwater bottom four miles below Cub Lake and about two miles east of Draggs, a station on the Y. D. railroad. It is not known whether the body was on Tunica or DeSoto county soil. Amputation Necessary. Attorney E. J. Pollard, who was iO, WHEN IN THE xnisfvsrisnren A Call on the Store That Will Save You Money. Examine our stock and compare our prices and you will find that you can save money on 4 FURNITURE CARPETS, MATTINGS, RUGS STOVES, RANGES and everything kept in an up-to-date furniture store. J. Fortas 249 South Main St. Memphis, Tenn. / to: * BASEBALL GOODS! | Warm weather brings outdoor games. | I Drop in and see our line of baseball \ | goods, fishing tackle, etc. ICE • •• • •• If We want the public to know that we I y will be headquarters for Ice in any | H quantities, and the prices will please. | 1 The Hernando Drug and Grocery Store seriously injured in a runaway near Horn Lake on Feb. 27, and who has been confined in the St. Joseph Hos pital since that time, has undergone an operation, which coniisted in am putating his leg below the knee. Friends and relatives of the unfor tunate man had hoped that amputa tion would be unnecessary, but it was found that the bone was dead and would not heal, so he was ' operated on last Monday. His physicians ex press the belief that he will, in the absence of complications, be able to be out in about two w ieks. PMf A Good orm. Among the state candidates here last Friday was W. R. Scott, senator from Webster county, now candidate for railroad commissioner. Briefly stated, Mr. Scott's platform, which is an excellent one, is as follows: ~ Two cent per mile passenger fares, hlean depots, equalization of freight rates and an enforcement of the law. If elected Mr. Scott will make a good officer. * Don't Put Off for tomorrow what you can do today. If you put off buying a bottle of Bal lard's Snow Liniment, when that pain comes you won't have any, buy a bottle today. A positive cure for Rheumatism, Burns, Cuts, Sprains, Contracted Muscles, etc., T. S. Gra ham, Prairie Grove, Ark., writes: "I wish to thank you for the good results I received from Snow Liniment. It positively cured me of Rheumatism after others had failed." Sold by all druggists. WILLIAMS SPEAKS HERE . Distinguished Mississippian Discusses State and National Issues. A crowd that filled the courthouse to overflowing greeted the first ap pearance of Hon. John Sharp Wil liams in this county last Friday. In an appropriate manner the distin guished visitor was introduced by At torney F. C. Holmes* who compared him to George, Walthall, Lamar and dther famous men of bygone days. He began at 11:45o'clock and held his audience for two hours and a half. Mr. Williams began his speech by re ferring to toe position many people had assumed—that it would be better to keep him in the House of Repre sentatives, where he had been faith ful and send his opponent to the Sen ate. He said that their views seemed to be ''Thou hast been faithful over a few things, therefore we will make your Governor Vardaman Senator. He said that if they wanted to drown him to do so in clear water- and not in molasses. Mr. Williams referred to Mr. Varda nian's former declaration favoring government ownership of railroads and said that he now said he did not favor it. He said* that he would make the governor come out on one side or the other before the campaign was over. He said that if the government owned the railroads the employees would have to be selected from com petent applicants whether they were white or black and that negroes would be made conductors, agent3 and etc. and that separate cars for the faces would be abolished, because in no district or territory where the gov ernment had control were any provis ions made for the separation of ne groes and whites. Mr. Vardaman's views of the repeal of the fifteenth amendment of the constitution were discussed. Williams said that Mr. Vardaman doubtless thought that on this ques tion he was advocating something en tirely new. Mr. Williams said that every time Congress met from one to three resolutions were introduced for the repeal of the fifteenth amend ment, but that Congress paid little attention to such resolutions. The people of the south are able to take care of the negro question without the aid of the north, and that he hoped the northern people would let us continue to manage it. When Gov ernor Vardaman accomplished what he advocated in the last campaign— division of the school fund of the races—Mr. Williams said he would no longer oppose him for the Senate. A number of other issues were dis cussed in a calm, unprejudiced man ner by Mr. Williams. Gentle sar casm, fine irony and irrefutable logic were mingled in the discourse. ii Mr. Crosses Will be Conferred. All Veterans and the public gener ally are invited to be present at the Collage Hall here on April 26. Judge Greer, of Memphis will be present and will make an address. Crosses of honor have been requested for the fol lowing persons, and will be conferred on that day, if they are present: VETERANS W. A. Acree, Kelly; J. P. Buford, Lake Cormorant. A. H. Christy, Holly Springs; J. M. Coggins, Horn Lake; W. H. Eason, Wall Hill; R. H. Welch, Lynchburg; DESCENDANTS P. B. Jones, Cockrum; Lizzie Oliver Dockery. Resolutions of Respect. (Thd following resolutions were writ ten for publication several weeks ago but did not reach this office, hence could not be inserted before.—ED.) We, your committee appointed to draft and present suitable resolution upon the death of our departed broth er, M. J. McNiel, beg leave tp make the following report: Whereas, The great Maker and Rul er of toe Universe has seen fit in His wisdom and providence to take from our midst and order Bro. M. J. Mc Niel, Therefore be it Resolved, That we recognize toe hand of God in it and His right to work all things after the counsel of His own will, That while his departure gives us great sorrow, yet we bow as humbly as we can and say as submissively as otr grief will permit, done." That we recognise in our departed brother a skillful, tender, sympathetic physician, and that in his death our community sustains an almost irre parable loss. That our ancient and honorable or der sustains great loss in his death, since in his daily life he exemplified our teaching and principles. That we learn with great pleasure that from the time he was first strick en, a few months before his death, his death, his thoughts and faith turned to the "Lion of the tribe of Judah, who is able to raise our bodies and make them as incorruptible as our souls. That in our grief we do not forget to sympathize with his most excellent family and assure them that their loss is our loss. ThX will be M n Respectfully submitted! A. G. Perry, * D. H. Haraway, T. J. Flinn, Committee. Why have a tortid liver when Herbine, the only liver regulator will help you? There is no .reason why you should suffer from Dyspepsia, Constipation, Chill and Fever or any liver com plaints, when Herbine will cure you. F. C. Waite, Westville, Fla., writes: "I was sick for a month with chills and fever, and after taking two bot tles of Herbine am well and healthy." Sold by all druggists. ♦ © rei evi 106-108 SOUTH MAIN STREET DeSoto County Headquarters in Memphis We are now ready for the Spring trade with a complete line of Fine Millinery and Suits, Coats, Skirts and Waists, Fine Dress Goods and Silks, Linens, Wash Goods, Laces and Embroideries, Hosiery, Muslin Underwear, Notions, Shoes, Clothing, Hats, and Men's Furnishings* All sold at "Live and Let Live" Prices. Your Patronage is res pectfully solicited. Supply Your Easter Wants Now SMMW u 4* u WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF * MATTINGS * Some good values at 25, 30 and 35 cents. Rugs $2, Z50, 3, and 3,50. Art Squares from $4,50 See our 9x12 Brussel Rug at $12.50. at Up. Everything in the Fur-1 niture and Stove line. 1 Can give you a Range that § we can guarantee for $25.00, 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. ^1 v\ !•! u 33 A* U 4 > !•; HIRE & BEASLEY 272-274 S. Main St. YET UNIDENTIFIED Mystery of the Muse Negro Unsolved by Many Witnesses. The identity of the negro prisoner, supposed to be Buck Muse, who killed W. P. Jackson near Independence June 4, 1898, yet remains unsolved. During the past week E. D. Lauder dale, who has taken a personal inter est in the case has had several wit nesses come here and look at the prisoner, but while all are certain that the negro is either Buck or Judge Muse, which it is has not yet been definitely settled. The negro himself says he is Judge Muse, and if that is the case, he is also wanted. Jailer Skelton has re ceived information that Judge Muse is an escaped convict from the Illinois penitentiary, where he was confined for forgery, and has communicated with the authorities there, but has not yet heard from them. Subscription Renewals. Dr. J. M. Wright, Days; J. W. Nich ols, Eudora; E. N. Lynch, Lefors, Texas; Geo. Winders, Olive Branch; W. H. Berryhill, Cedar View; W. B. Bridgforth, Pleasant |Hill; R. B. Us sery, Byhalia; J. J. Brigance, Matt son, Miss. Compliments Candidae. Hon. Mial Wall, of Hernando, want9 to be State Senator over in DeSoto. Ho has a spldndid record to his credit in the lower House.—Byhalia Journal.