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Tohe TIMES-PROMOTER HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI, MAY 31, 1907 NUMBER 22 VOLUME 11 POPLAR CORNER PICK-UPS. Three candidates for the treasurer's office have worked up this country, Flinn, Wheeler and Connally. Tell Mr. Wilkinson to come on. Last Saturday night a crowd of young folks came to the corner and brought with them a band of music— I thought the best I ever heard. Mr. John Lively passed the corner last Sunday evening going in his new top buggy and fine bay steed. John looked like a judge. I don't know where he was going. - Preaching at Walls last Sunday. Dr. Neel preached one of the best sermons I ever heard. The text was Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." * ( Well boys, the rains are bringing up our late planting of corn and cot ton all together and all will need work at the same time and labor scarce. What will we do? The only remedy I know is to get up and go, wet or dry. Sunday, May 19, a negro called a "rounder," was shot and killed by another negro of the same class at Lake View. They were b,oth strang ers and stopped off at Boone's saloon to gamble. He went the way all such should go. The country is far"better off without all such. Boys, when two or more candidates for the same office are in the field, and one of that number says to the others, I am willing to sign an agree a 'o: 1 WHEN IN THE CITY Call on the Store That Will Save You Money. B Examine our stock and compare our prices and you || will find that you can save money on A. FURNITURE CARPETS, MATTINGS, RUGS STOVES, RANGES & $ 8 and everything kept in an up-to-date furniture store* $ J. Fortas 249 South Main St. Memphis, Tenn. 3 b (/ox) (/S nc yo\3 o^ Hq)o(t0)o(b 5)n(co)o(c^ 0/ op !> ! \V We have made arrangements to get ice cheaper || than any other firm in Hernando. We are offering it || at the following ridiculously low figures: 5)0 (0 p L- CO 0)0(0 #4 Less than 400 lbs. - 50c hundred & More than 400 lbs. - 40c hundred A Vv W ■ Woes 9A) 9i Ice delivered anywhere in town free. Ice house open p of Sunday between 7 and 9 a. m. Pure, soft, cold drinks, either bottled or from Se ig| fount. Try us. o)o(p WOM iL The Hernando Drug and | —Grocery Store wo(o o)3(o m m ment not to make a house to house canvass, we will see the voters at the picnics. One of that number objects. That forces all to make the canvass. If you can find out who that one was, knock him out of the box on the first round. Mr. Will Counts has the advantage of some of the candidates for the sheriff's office. He rides a saddle horse and gets over the ground. When night comes old Will Counts is fresh, not tired from his days ride, and can set up and talk half the night while those riding scrubs have to re tire early. Old Hughey. Negro Wants Freedom. Judge Boothe came up from Sardis yesterday to hear a writ of habeus corpus, sued out by counsel for Rice Smith, a negro from the Pleasant Hill community, who is charged with the murder of Walter Moore. The killing occurred April 20, and Smith has been in jail here since shortly after that time. After hearing the evidence, Judge Boothe rolused to grant the petition. Probable Postponement. Judge Boothe said yestesday that there would probably be no court here until the regular fall term, the second week in November. Farming interests would be hindered more by a term of court in the next month or two than they would had court been held at the regular time. CASE DISMISSED Stewart Suit Against Board of Supervis ors and Contractors Ended. The suit of S. T. Stewart against the members of the board of super visors, J. W. McNeeley and R. P. Funderburk for $5,000 for alleged damages caused by road has been thrown out of court, according to a letter from Atty. J. F. Dean, counsel for Stewart. It will be remembered that this suit was tried a4 the last term of circuit court and the judge gave peremptory instructions to the jury to find for the defendants. Mr. Stewart then took an appeal to the supreme court, but the court stenographer failed to get the testimony in proper shape within the time prescribed by law, so when the testimony came to Judge Boothe he could not legally sign the papers, so the case was dismissed. Resolutions of Respect. We, your commit toe appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our beloved brother, G. W. Pace, respect fully submit the following: The duty of announcing the death of our beloved brother is one of the most solemn and deeply felt of any that we have been called upon to per form. The depth of grief to all broth er Masons of his acquintance is bey ond the power of language to*meas ure. Whereas, it has pleased the Al mighty Father in His wise providence to take from our midst our beloved brother, who had reached the age of 81 years, after a short illuess at the heme of his son, W. P. Pace, Mam moth, Springs, Ark., Friday, May 24, 1907, surrounded by members of his family and friends. ' He leaveju^o mourn HTree sons and two daugjpner#. The Angel of Life never welcomed a truer, purer or nobler bright land. . Resolved, 1, That while we boff in humbl£ submission to the will of our Lord and Master, yet we realize that we sustain a great loss in one ot our best brothers; one who endeavored to practice the precepts and prinyples of Free Masonry. He was a kind, lov ing husband, a devoted father, never forgetting the duties he owed his fam ily, his neighbors and his God. Very sadly do we realize that the vacancy in our midst can never be filled. But let us remember that God, the father, doeth alj things well. Resolved, 2, That we tender our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones of our deceased, and send them a copy of these resolutions. Resolved, 3, That a page in our minute book be devoted as a memori al to our beloved brother and that these resolutions be placed upon the records of our Lodge. W. T. Wilkins, D. H. Harraway, A. Y. Sivley, Committee. Celebration of Davis' Birthday. The Daughters of the Confederacy will celebrate Jefferson Davis' Birth day next Monday with appropriate exercises in the Baptist church at 11 o'clock. Crosses of Honor will be conferred upon those veterans who have made proper application. Ev erybody is invited and urged to at tend these exercises. Mrs. M. C. Farrington, Prss. Good Roads Discussion. Editor Times-Promoter: Thinking of the condition of our public roads, I thought I would write you. I am a small taxpayer, as many others in the county, and live in the sticks, yet we want good roads and we have not got them. A general complaint in the country is bad roads, this should not be and I hope it will cause other people to write and talk about it until it will prove to be the beginning of an awakening on this subject that would culminate in active and determined and unceasing work for the improvement of the public highways. Men would rise up in the future and call those blessed who have brought it about. There is scarcely auything of which the mind may conceive that would do more to build up this part of the country than the construction of good roads. It is a matter that has been talked of for many years but comparatively little has been done. There is no excuse for further delay. It will cost money to make good roadB. The way to do it is raise the money, spend it in con struction of good roads. Good farms without good roads are far less de siraqle and less valuable than they would be with such roads. Many other counties have shown like inter est and as the movement is in line with the progressive spirit of the times it will not go backwards. De Soto county's roads and DeSoto county's part in bettering them are matters which we commend to busi ness men and to the farmers of the county. If we do not take the lead in development we should at least do our part. a it C. T. B. Notice to Pension Applicants. Pension applications are now in my hands, and ail desiring to apply for pensions must do so before the first Monday in September. Pensioners already on the list do not have to re N. E. Wilroy. apply. Notice to Contractors. In accordance with an order of the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto coun ty, Mississippi, made at the May meeting, 1907, said Board will at the June meeting, 1907, receive bids to sink a deep well in the court house yard. Pipe to be three inches inter ior and bids to be so much per foot. The Board reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. N. E. Wilroy, Clerk. ll Wertheim, Taylor & Lewin dt Our Store is full of the Newest Suits, Hats, and Furnishings for men who care to dress well 3 A YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CALL AND LOOK OVER OUR LINE i Wertheim, Tailor & Lewin Memphis, Tenn. 45 South Main Levi & Greif 106-108 SOUTH MAIN STREET DeSoto County Headquarters in Memphis S' 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. m Supply Your Easter Wants Now V HORN LAKE HAPPENINGS Miss Virgie Henslee spent the latter part of last week at Nonconnah, vis iting J. C. Matlock's family. There will be preaching at the Methodist church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Median, of Memphis, visited Mr. and Mrs. Pat Campbell last Saturday and Sunday. The ladies' aid society will give an ice cream supper at the Methodist church next Thursday night, June 6. The proceeds to be used for the church Mr. T. U. Sisson addressed the citi zens here last Friday night in the in terest of his candidacy for governor It was a rainy day but he had a very good audience, and entertained his hearers with a good speech, present ing his reasons for asking tho sover igns of this great state to seat him in the governor's cheir in b forcible and lucid manner. It seems from the opinion expressed by many that heard him that he made a good impression. Some of the farmers seem to be worried over the gloomy prospect for a crop. The fields were just getting dry enough to plow, when it began to rain again, and it is likely there will be no more plowing this week. But it will not do any good to be troubled. Here is a good rule: There are two things we can't help and things we can help. Everything is for the best. The immortal Shakespeare said: "Sweet are the uses of adversity. Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous. Wears yet a jewel In Its head.