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i )i . - ; r r.f: 4 f '! f i-.t : i .i The Kosciusko Star. Official Organ of Attala County H. M. JOHNSON, Proprietor. Published Every Friday. $1 .10 A TEAR. ESTABLISHED 1SG6. HSCIIKKO MISSISSIPPI, lOYEXBEB 1335, THE VICTORY IN ATTALA. The forecast published in last week's issue of the Star has been fully verified by the votes cast last Tuesday, and a glorious victory has been won by the Democratic party of Attala county. In fact the victory is more complete than some hoped for, as it was feared that the Populites might elect Su pervisors and other Beat officers in three Beats, but they only suc ceeded in electing Supervisors in two Beats, justices of the peace in one and constables in two, thus giving the Democrats control of the Board of Supervisors. This victory means more for Attala than merely putting some of her favor ite sons in office, for it drives out Populism, fanaticism, and all oth isms that have been disturbing elements in our county for the past few years, and restores peace, quiet and good will. Our people, a large majority of whom are con servative and possessed of good sense, can be depended upon after the issues of the day have been discussed before them. The result of the election fully sustains in this assertion, for it is a fact that when the campaign opened in this county the result of the election was mixed with some doubt, a good many of our best citizens having gone off with the Poptilite party under a misapprehension of facts, but when our Democratic nominees and other speakers and the Democratic press showed that there was nothing in the Populite party that could give them relief and that their only hope for good government was in the Democratic party, a large number of those misguided citizens had the moral courage to confess their error and come back in time to give material aid in vanning a great victory that will redound to the welfare of all the people. And now that the battle is over, the victory for good government won, let ail malice or ill foeling, if any was engendered during the canvass, be obliterated and jet us dwell together in peace and har mony and go to work to build up the material in teres tso; the county. Chickasaw and Webster counties, the homes of Burkit, thj Moses, and Gore, the blind Samson, of tlie Populite party, have both gone Democratic. So Burkitt will have to go either to hades or the Repub lican party, as he said during the canvass that lie would never return to the Democratic party. Tiie young .lien s.iouid 1 li ave their share of the credit cf the great victory. There are many of them whose fathers have beer, mis led that cast their first ballot for Democracy and the right, and it j will be the source of much gratifi cation to them in the future. vvonuar wnose "wind-bag punctured. Have you seen anything of the "Populite Partee." The boys "voted her straight." The Coroner is in demand. The Pops are covered with the dust of eternity. Theodore Durrant, who murder ed Blanche Lamont in Emanuel Baptist church, San Francisco, Cal., last April, has been found guilty of murder and will suffer the death penalty. His trial lasted over two months. He has taken an appeal, but the evidence, al though entirely circumstancial, is so overwhelmingly against him that there is no chance for a rever sal of the verdict. Messrs. Brame & Alexander, for the past seven years Reporters of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, have resigned on account of a press of professional business. They will prepare and publish a digest of the decisions of the Supreme Court 'reports from George's Digest to the present. H. H. Holmes, recently on trial in Philadelphia for the murder of B. F. Feitzel, one of his many victims, has been found guilty of murder and will hang unless the supreme court reverses the verdict of the jury. A. K. Ward, the Memphis for ger, has been arrested in Honduras and the prospects are that he will be brought back to the scene of his many crimes and spend a good many years in the penitentiary. That mule that the Vindicator said Mr. Brooke had turned over to the Populite party can be deliv ered to the editor of the Vindica tor to enable him to make a crop next year. Hon. P. T. Kiipatrick is a man of intelligence, a fine citizen, ' a good neighbor, but he has no influ ence in the Beat in which he lives. (In a horn.) In the name of Democracy we doff our hat to the good ladies of Attala. God bless them they are all good Democrats. The election passed off very quietly in this county, only two or three fisticuffs and they were not about politics. John D. Rockfeller, the multi mil lionaire has recently given an additional $3,000,000 to the Bap tist University at Chicago. SI I It doth now appear that W. R. Irving, the two Kilpatricks, Tur ner and Yeazey have some influ ence in Beat 2. The Pops! The Pops! Oh! are thev? Down with Mc- v.v.ere Ginty at the bottom of the sea. Gentle-m-e-n, the Democrats have control of this govern-m-e-n-t. "Good bye poor partee, good good bye.'' The editor of a local paper is the most thoroughly criticised individ ual of a community. To escape criticism he wo.ild have to he a member of all churches and of none; aprohibionist and a drunk ard at the fame time; a married man and a single man at oncp; a philanthropist and miser at - once; a Faint and a sinner; a genius and a fool; a hypocrite, a backbiter, a air, a rascal ana opposite 01 eacli.- Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle Liquid Electricity In nn electric medicine rtUroverey nnd inveiup'l by Dr. H'. H. EMreo, of Cliica2 I'd. The Wi-st lininiput for man or lif ant in America. It will cure cml relieve pains and aches, also head womnN, bruises, cuts, burns, sraUls, au.l pores quicker than any of the Lini ment or Antiseptics now in the market, (iivc it a trial rnl he convinced of its wonderful virtues. No harm in using it. An infant can take it. For aie by John S Rosamond and S. B. IIelTnr, azent-i, Durant, Miss, and V. K. Bruaiby Kosciusko Miss. Sub Acrents wntd everywhere, Address Ryan Co. (Jeneral Agents. Isandersville, Misi. MI. Hal Johnson Shoots Hna;li Cook of Urookfcaven, ANOTHER CAPITAL TRAGEDY. Caught the Young Man Sitting in His Daughter's Lap, Ot His Shotgun and I'oard the Loud Through Her Sweetheart' Hrart. -She is Distracted, From the Clarion-Ledger. Hazlehurst, Nov. 4 Hugh Cook, son of J. if. Cook, of Brookhaven, was shot and killed last night by Hal Johnson for being caught, it is said, in a compromising attitude with Johnson's daughter. The hour of the killing was 9 o'clock, and the place was at the home of Johnson, about 5 miles north of here, near Gsillman. After the killing Johnson sent word to the sheriff what he had done, also that he wished to surrender, lie came in this morning accompanied by the sheriff. Being interviewed he stated in substance as follows: That Cook had been visiting his seventeen year old daughter for a short while. That he called on his daughter last night, the two being by themselves in the parlor, that he had had cause to suspect that Cook's intentions were not of the best and having placed himself in a position to watch unobserved, he saw Cook sitting in the girl's lap. Whereupon he got his shot gun, threw the door open, and poured the contents of the gun into Cook's heart, killing him instantly. Then Johnson entered the room, so he states, the deceased started up, but before he could act in an erect position was shot with the result, stated. Young Cook was the nineteen year old son, and the only son of Air. J. N. Cook, f Brookhaven, Miss., the highly res pectable mill man of that town. He was also a brother-in-law to Mr. J. 1). Dampeer, of Wesson, Democratic nominee for rdmncery clerk ot this county, Mr. Pampeer having married his sister. The father was notified at once and rearmed here on the mnhr'ght train. He had his son's remains brought to town, placed in a casket and shipped today to Brookhaven, the place of interment, accompa nied by several friends. The dead young man was intelligent, hand some and popular. He had charge of his father's milling interest near the scene of the tragedy, which ac counts for him being in that vicin ity. Hal Johnson is a poor, but alto gether respectable farmer. He was born and raised, I am informed, near Raymond, Hinds county, his father having been long a resident of that place. He married a daugh. ter of W. J. Pleasant of hinds coun ty, and ip a brother-in-law of Wash Pleasant ot same county. This unfortunate affair has cast a gloom over the entire community. Much sympathy being expressed tor the relatives of both parties to the tragedy. I learn that the yojng lady is distracted with grief and that" she states that there had been no crim inel relations between iier and young Cook whatever. This state ment is borne out by Johnson him self who states that be shot Cook for sitting in his daughter's lap. The following is a note from the young lady to Cook, in response to which note he called on her last night, though it seems that the note in question was in reply to one from Cook. It was neatly writ ten on nice paper, etc.: Dearest Hcgu-AH right. I will look for you tonight. It is too cold to rain, and if it snows come air way. I did not look for you, for I knew it looked like rain", and that would be a gaod excuse for you. You'a for a 8 heart, m Jam J. Au Old Man's Counsel. Mr. Monroe Davidson, of Greenville, (la., paxs, May 21st, 1S'.K: "I have used Itoyal Germetuer for Kidney Troubles from which I have suffered from bov. boocl. It gave uie relef in ta few davg, and is the only uiecidne that has ever ;iven me any permenant relief. I take pleasure in recommending it to any one suffering fyom any kind of Kidney trouble. I believe it is the pest thinn tnat old people can uie for debility and nervousness." New package, larue bot tle, 103 doses, Jil. For tale lT Harvey & Roby. We Ask We are galloping along in the even tenor of our way, keeping everything the people want and .selling them at prices that are satisfactory to them. The Number of Customers That daily visit our store attests the popularity of our establishment. DRUGS Cutlery and Loaded Shells. All Kinds School Books For Attala and Leake Counties, Get in the procession And come to the Corner Drug Store. HARVEY THE THANKSGIVING DAY. President Cleveland Designates Thursday, Nov. 12S. Washington, Nov. 4. Presi dent Cleveland today issued a proclamation designating Thurs day, November 28th, as Thanks giving Day. The proclamation is as follows: "The constant goodness and for bearance of Almighty God which have been vouchsafed to the Amer ican people during the year which is just past, c:ll for their sincere acknowledgment of devout grati tude. To the end therefore that we may with thankful hearts unite in extolling the loving care of Our Heavenly Father, I, Grover Cleve land, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart Thursday, the 28th day' of the present month of November, as a day of thanksgiving and pray er, to be kept and observed by all our people. On that day let us forego our usual occupations, and in our accustomed places of wor ship, join in rendering thanks to the Giver of every good and per fect gift for the bounteous returns that have rewarded our labors in the fields and in the busy marts of trade, for the peace and order that have prevailed throughout the kind, for our protection from pes tilence and dire calamity, and for the other blessings that have been showered upon 113 from an open hand. And with our thanksgiving, let us humbly beseech the Lord to so incline the hearts of the people un- 10 iiim mat lie will not leave us nor forsake us as a nation but will continue to us His mercy and pro tecting care, guiding us in the path of national prosperity and happiness, enduring us with recti tude and virtue, and keeping alive within us a patriotic love for the free institutions which have been given to us as our national herit age. And let also on the day of our thanksgiving, especially re member tho poor and needy, and by deeds of charity let us show the sincerity of our gratitude. In witnesx thereof, I hive here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this 4th day of November, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Light Hundred and Ninety-five, and in the One Hundred and Twentieth Year of the Independ ence of the United States. Grover Cleveland, By the President: Richard Oi.nev, Sec'v of State. YOU NEVER SAW a Trilby heart; its the latest thin? In jewelry novelty, solid coin sil ver. It don't eost anything to look nt them. L: S. Smith. no Odds" Patent Medicines. HE WILL IIMG. WILL VIT.VIS Ml ST DIE OX TUK SCAF FOLD. Supreme court Sets a New Date on a Sensational Mississ ippi Case. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. The Supreme Court today affirmed tiie sentence of Will Purvis and fixed the date of execution for Dec. 12. Purvis, it will be remembered, is one of a band of white caps that infested the neighborhood of Co lumbia, Miss., terrorizing that sec tion for a long time by burning b?rns, whipping negroes, and kill ing stock and other lawless acts. Finally the good people who had held aloof from the secret and oath-bound society began to move in an effort to suppress the law breakers, and this resulted prompt ly in the assassination of one of the principal upholders of the law. Young Will Purvis was charged with the murder and was arrested, tried and convicted of the crime, and was sentenced to hang. The attempt to carry out the sentence of the court resulted in one of the most remarkable scenes ever wit nessed at an execution. People from the surrounding country, ma ny of them relatives and friends of the convicted man, flocked to the gallows and several thousand peo ple were present when the sheriff prepared to fulfil the mandate of the court. When everything was in readi ness the sheriff sprung the trap and the convicted man shot down through space, but owing to a dis arrangement of the noose Purvis fell to the ground, from which he was picked up in an unconscious condition and carried back to the platform for another attempt. This, however, caused a great mur mur to arise from the simple coun try people present, many of whom looked upon the escape "of Purvis as a divine intervention, and amid the prayers, tears and entreaties, backed up by an eloquent appeal cf a minister who was present, the the sheriff was induced to forego any further attempt at hanging Purvis until the case was looked into by the legal authorities, and Purvis was returned to jail to await their decision. This action of the sheriff created widespread discus sion throughout ' Mississippi and adjacent States, and considerable adverse criticism, and has finally resulted in Purvis again being sen tenced to liang. Notice to Teachers. The public schools for the win ter term will open on Monday, Nov. nth, 1895. Contracts for this term, will be mads with the I white teachen on the 7th and 8th, and with colored teachers on the 9th of November. T. J. Fowler, Supt. of Ed.