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Preaching at the Corner every first
Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. and every
third Sunday night. Remember!
I have often hpard it said that the
early bird would catch the worm, but
this is one of the times the early bird
Don't ever turn the negro that is
supposed to be Buck Muse out of jail
until you are satisfied beyond a doubt
that he is not* Buck.
I am informed that the cut worm
has cut down every cabbage plant,
onion plant—in fact every thing in
Mr. Brannan's garden at Lynchburg.
He had an extra early garden, the
best in the country.
Boys, be careful how you talk until
this cold spell of weather passess off.
Everybody has got the blues and
ready to strike at anything that
crosses their path. They are mad
because they think they will have to
plant their crops over.
Quarterly meeting at Poplar Corner
the first Saturday and Sunday in May.
Dinner on ground Saturday. Preach
ing at 11 o'clock Saturday and Sun
day by Rev. R. W. Meek, presiding
elder, of Greenville. Preaching also
Sunday night.
Old Hughey went to Memphis last
Saturday and walked into Esq.
Knight's office en Second street. The
first man he saw in the office was
Esq. Buford from Lake Cormorant.
He was hunting the negro who knock
ed Will Caruthers in the head on the
Yellow Dog R. R. a few nights ago
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
i rift
and everything kept in an up-to-date furniture store.
J. Fortas
249 South Main St.
Memphis, Tenn.
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Warm weather brings outdoor games. 1
Drop in and see our line of baseball §f
goods, fishing tackle, etc.
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We want the public to know that we |
will be headquarters for Ice in any j§
quantities, and the prices will please. g
The Hernando Drug and
Grocery Store
and robbed him of over $200. The
old Esq. had the hand cuffs on a
negro and was going to take him to
Lake Cormorant. Some think he has
got the right negro. He caught him
on Beale street.
Uncle Math Channell is a great
horse swapper. I am told that he
was trying to swap a inule for a
horse. Ho told the man that owned
the horse that his mule was straight
and sound and could prove it by Old
Hughey who had known the mule for
twenty-five years. I must say that
uncle Math told the truth.
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State Superintendent of Ecucation
Whitfield has called attention to a
new law, which requires an examina
tion for candidates for the office of
county superintendent of education.
The state board of examiners have ap
pointed Prof. W. S. Burks to conduct
this examination in DeSoto county,
May 10 and 11 are the dates fixed by
law for this examination.
Don't Put Off
for tomorrow what you can d° 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
Trouble Over Woman Causes Killing at
Pleasant hill.
Rice Smith, a negro living on W.
B. Bridgforth's place at Pleasant Hill,
shot and killed Walter Moore, another
negro, last Saturday. Moore was a
tenant on P. M. Black's place.
Shortly after the shooting Smith
was arrested by J. 0. Bridgforth and
C. W. Tarver and after a committing
trial before Justice Wilroy was
brought here and put in jail.
Smith was seen at the jail by a rep
resentative of this paper and readily
admitted killing Moore, but said that
he acted in self-defense as Moore was
raising a shot gun to fire at him when
he killed him. The trouble originated
over alleged familiar relations be
tween Moore and Smith's wife.
The weapon used was a shot gun
and several shot struck the wife of
the negro who was killed, but did not
suriously injure her.
Hon. Charles Scott Will Address Voters
Here at Early Date.
Hon. Chas. Scott, a leading candi
date for governor, will speak in Her
nando on May 16, in the interest of
his candidacy. Public and ladies es
pecially, invited to be present.
Real Estate Transfers.
E. S. Cheatham et al to Board of
Levee commissioners—18 acres near
Walls. Consideration $1,369.50.
Martha Wilson to S. C. Riley—67
acres near Love. Consideration $801.
R. L. Dabney, trustee, to G. W. and
Marlin Wilson—Lots 347 and 348 in
Hernando. Consideration $50.
Mary Newsom to Nathoniel Gordon
—40 acres of S. 34, T. 2, R. 8. Con
sideration $240.
Ed Reasonover to F. Schwann—Lot
in Miller. Consideration $300.
Epsie Culp et al to Gilbert Reese—
Part lot in Hernando. Price $340.
David Bland et ux to Isom Bland—
48 9-10 acres near Nesbitt. Consider
ation $500.
Dr. Wilkins to P. M. Ross-23 2-3
acres at Lewisburg. Consideration
$ 1 , 200 .
We are stili having some cold
Mr. H. A. Greer, of Kileton, visited
relatives here Saturday and Sunday.
Percy Allen and George Pullin, of
near Hernando, were in our midst
Miss Floy Graham, of Senatobia,
and Earl Murent a: id sister, of Inde
pendence visited friends here Sunday.
Miss Miriam Massey, of Randlo Un
iversity School, visited homefolks the
last of the week.
Misses Julia and Jennie Hurt visi
ted their sister, Mrs. Sneed, Friday
There was an entertainment at Al
phaba school house Wednesday night,
conducted by Mr. Jerry Moore.
Bashful Boy.
Wanted ip Illinois.
Jailer Skelton has received a letter
from the warden of the Southern Illi
nois penitentiary saying that the
negro, Judge Muse was convicted of
forgery at Mitchell. Illinois on Oct.
24, 1901, and was paroled and escaped.
The letter further stated that only $10
would be paid for the return of a
paroled prisoner.
Random Remarks by Old Reb.
Editor Times-Promoter:
I have lived a long time, been a
close observer of passing events, and
I do not recall but one year in my re
membrance when good old summer
time came in March before this one.
That was April 13, 1849; the year
when all wheat was killed, all fruit
and gardens blackened by the freeze
—complete destruction. Peach in full
bloom, beans blooming, onions rank
and tall, wheat breast high in boot.
It was a gloomy outlook in my old
Palmetto state. I was a boy then, 10
years of age. Then again in 1870, on
nights of April 7 and 8, it snowed here

both nights. I shall be agreeably sur
prised if something don't happen yet
before May 1. If nothing more ser
ious than some of our numerous can
didates get frostbitten it will be 0. K.
Be careful, gents, be careful! Don't
venture out to soon. A limb might
fall on you, or your little
songs" get stale before August. Then
sudden spurts of torrid heat in March
is trying to old people and babies.
Farmers preparing to plant big crop
king cotton; we shall see what we
shall see, as to successful crops and
other things later on.
Old Reb.
What Will Happen.
Commenting upon the United States
Senatorial race, a William Jones,
writing for the Ackerman Sun, among
other things says:
"I see in the papurs that Jim iz a
goin tu meat John in jint debate.
That tickels me nerly tu death,"but if
it ever dus come tu pas, which I
doubts, it will be like the tu tigers
that jumped at a rabbit at the same
time frum opposite direcsliuns and
struck each other and went' straight
up, so thet hare fel fur too days. If
Jim meats John there will be hare
enuf afallin tu make a dozin matres
ses and white linen enoughf found to
make a tent that would cover a ten
aker feel. And I fere it will be the
last of Jim,
Miss Lena Sellers and A. E. Brown
were married at the home of the
bride's parents here Tuesday, the
Rev. D. L. Cogdell officiating.—Lake
Cormorant Correspondence News
Levi & Greif
DeSoto County
Headquarters in Memphis
We are now ready for the Spring trade with a complete
lute 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 J
Some good values at 25, 30 and 35 cents. Rugs at
$2, 2,50, 3, and 3.50. Art Squares from $4.50 up. £8
Sec our 9x12 Brussel Rug at $12.50. ^
Everything in the Fur
niture and Stove line.
Can give you a Range that
we can guarantee for
Princess Dresser (like cut) §
for $ 15, and others just as cheap ft
When in the city come to g
see us and we will take pleas- §
ure in showing you through
whether you buy or not.
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Mr. Roy Murry went to Arkabutla
on a business trip this week.
Miss Mildred Jeffries, of Memphis,
visited Mrs. Will Gartrell last week.
Mrs. Julia Hobbs and Mrs. John
Fennel attended the land sale in Her
nando Monday.
Misses Sue and Willie Rootes, of
Memphis, are the guests of their aunt,
Mrs. Halbert, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rutland and Mr.
Tom Murray, of Memphis, visited Mr.
and Mrs. Williams last Sunday.
Mrs. Tom Murry went to Crockett
on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Tate,
last week returning home Saturday.
Messrs. Tom Hobbs and John Wes
son, of Memphis, were the guests of
Mr. Hobbs, mother, Mrs. Julia Hobbs,
last Sunday.
There will be preaching at the
Methodist church Sunday at 11 o'clock
a. m. by Wade Preston. Subject fcr
morning service ''The Heavenly Con
The country isjBwarming with coun
try peddlers wijpfn one mile of the
station, and th# demand for butter,
eggs and poultry is so great that these
products of the country can be bought
in Memphis as cheap as they can be
had here.
We went to Mr. Baker's room Tues
doy afternoon and found him dressed
up in his best clothes. We thought
he was making preparations to escape
from the prospective bachelor tax
collector and we did not tarry long.
We afterwards Warned that he had
gone to Memphis to hear Bob Taylor's

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