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The Holmes County Times.
$1.00 PER YEAR. LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI. SEPTEMBER 21. 1906. VOL 1-No. 24. The Lotus Lodge Latest Lexington Lead Thursday forenoon a club was or ganized by a bevy of girls for benefit and rctreation. Books are to be read, rest enjoyed, friends entertained and a long list of pleasure belong to this special clan of ' 'lotus eaters. ' ' The club room is named the Lotus Lodge. It "is a spacious airy room in the home of,Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barr. Its pri vacy and restful location will assure it an ideal spot for a Lodge in the vast wilderness of our noisy little city'. Miss Occie McLean is president; Miss Clara Eggleston, treasurer and secretary, and Mrs. J. H. McBee Jr., chaperone. The list of members are besides the officers, Misses Bettie Stanfield, Mary Dyer, Floycl Wilson, Katheryne Pin kerton, Alice Martin, Eloise and Julia Watson and Annette Levy. We congratulate the young ladies on their efforts to reach Pleasure's high lands and wish them golden success. In honor of Miss Hughes, of Canton, and Miss Katherine Beall, of Durant, Swinney's Hall resounded to the music of the Lexington band,accompanied by footsteps keeping time to its melodies Monday night, until one o'clock, when' the party consisting of the following ladies and gentlemen returned to their several homes: J. M. Powers and Miss Katherine Beall, Dalton McBee and Miss Annelle Hughes, Herman Levy and Miss Nell Durden, Will Sample and Miss Annette Levy, Baxter Wilson and Miss Katharyne Pinkerton, Hughes Sample, S. G. Keirn, H. Dyer, J. L. Dyson, David Wilson, W. H. Stigler, Steve Johnson, A. E. /Swinney and Peter Pinkerton, chaperoned by Mr: and Mrs. Sam Herman, Mrs. Levy, Mrs. J. C. Pinkerton and Mrs. G. A. Durden. Mrs. David Sutton extended delight ful hospitality to the Whist Club Thursday afternoon. The tables were placed in the spacious parlor and living room. Mrs. Lester Barr gracefully shared the pleasure of entertaining the guests. The substitutes were Mrs. Mary McLean, Mrs. W. M. Alexander, Miss Bettie Stanfield, Miss Loula Beall, Miss Amina Beall and Miss Julia Watson. Mrs. M. M. Alexander and Mrs. G. A. Wilson made the highest scores. The sour iiiirs were lovely miniatures in oblong gilt frames. Mrs. Alexander presented her souvenir to the next high est scores, and in the cut went to Miss Julia Watson. Miss Watson also cut the consolation, a call bell. Punch and an elaborate menu in two courses were enjoyed after the games. Mrs. G. A. Wilson will he hostess of the Whist Club on Thursday, the 27th, at 3:80 p. m. Gibson's Cotton. Some of the finest cotton ever < x hibited on this or any other market be seen at The Times office. a little. Mr. yesterday, can Staple, from 2 down Latana Gibson sent it in and says his experience is that it ex cels all others in yield and the price is top. Mr. Gibson will save the see I and will sell a limited amount. If will come around and see the Gibson's re marks, you will telephone him at once to save you a bushel or so. It is the prettiest cotton we ever saw. you sample and read M r. Card of Thanks. We take this means of thanking our friends for their kindness to us in our recent bereave nent and that God may bless and prosper them will be opr prayers. Sincerely. J. H. BYRD AND WIFE. Bowling Gree n, Miss., Sept. 21, 1£06. Presbyterian Entertainment The ladies of the Presbyterian church met with Mrs. G. W. Stigler Monday afternoon to plan an entertainment for the Presbvterian church to take place eearly in October. Mrs. Hal Gilliam's suggestion of a Trip Around the World was adopted. A notice of the final date and plans will he given next week. Several hos tesses, to be selected, will represent several countries at their different homes and a very unique and enjoya ble evening will iio doubt be evolved. i Evans' Worm. The largest and most vicious worm have yet seen was brought to The Times office by our old friend, J • B. F.vans, last Saturday. It was about four inches long, ami about one in di ameter, and if molested with anything it would jump at it like a dog. Mr. Evans pulled the thing off a cotton stalk, but did not say that it had dam aged the bolls. From every appearance it were not unreasonable tc suppose one such worm, if fond of cotton, could eat a whole stalk, bolls and all. One party, claiming to know, pronounced it a to bacco wor m and the case was dismissed. Mr. W. W. Lunstord has returned to Bragsville for winter quarters. He is a most enterprising and good natur ed citizen and is held in high esteem by Times readers. We always enjoy his visits. He handles a model farmer this week, and has found another that he intends attending to probably next week. Much good and splendid results should come from his writings. A SNAP— House and lot close in. $1850 gets it. Particulars. Nice neigh borhood. Call at Tim es offi ce. H. C. Rogers of Emory and Hugh Dale of Franklin were appreciated call us *t The Times shop toda, ar* n 0 0 0 *» \ LOCAL 'I «!•» 0 it 0 »* J. Z. Morris entertained a party of friends at a dining Tuesday evening 7 o'clock at which the following guests: W I. Pickens, B. W. Lipsey, Dr. P. D. Holcombe, J. L. Dyson, C. L. and S. G. Keirn, R- P. Clack, W. II. Stigler, J. A. Stansbury and J. V. Moore. were Dr. and Mrs. J. H. McBee and Mr and Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun Wilson left for Greenwood yesterday witness the opening of new home for dispensing justice. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gwin. Mrs. L. D. Pepper and dauglietr, Miss Blanche, went over to Gwens Wells Monday morning. Mrs. Pepper returned in the evening while Miss Blanche remained over with Mrs. Stansbury to try its waters for the prevention of chills. Homer Dean, of Leland, came over yesterday to join his wife here at the parental home where she and Master Homer Baker have been the guest of honor for some weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Dean returned home today. Master Fred, the handsome little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Grist, has been dangerously sick this week. He is better, it is thought, at this writing, and we hope will soon he his bright little self again. Mr. H. W. Watso'n, one of Lexing tons 's most prominent citizens, spent the latter part of last week in the city, looking after his interests in this city. —Greenwood Commonwealth. Miss Adelle Herbert and Miss Nell Durden, accompanied byS.H. Herbert, went up to Greenwood yesterday morn ing to attend the barbecue and ball. The next time John Byrd wants to give us a watermelon, we hope it won't be a citron. He is one on us and we hope to get even with him. Rev. C. A. Kincannon returned last Saturday from a week's work, assist ing Rev. J. P. Hickman at Sidon. He is much pleased with the work they jointly accomplished. Little Misses Irene Stanley and Madge Hammett went over to Owens Wells Saturday and returned Sunday afternoon. Mrs. A. Q. Taggart went over to Durant Saturday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Hooke, and spend Sunday with her. Miss Wyatt, of Lexington, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. McGehee.this week.—Greenwood Commonwealth,. Mrs. Fields arrived from Greenwood Wednesday to attend the bedside of her litte grandson, Master Fred Grist. Phone 140. New rice, grits, coffee and tea. The Misses Wiggins brought in some choice vegetables this morning, and we are glad to know found ready sale. Phone Keirn Bros, for a sack of "Green Seal'' old fashioned Kentucky coin meal. It's the best on earth. morning to Greenwood's J. C. Reid, after spending the week here with his people, returned to his place of business at McComb yesterday. Dr. A. Brill, of Greenville, will be here Sunday to hold service and lecture at Temple Bethel Sunday night. The usual number of delta business men residing here, made their exodus on Monday morning's train. Fresh shipment of fancy candy just in at Keirn Bros. Misses Minnie Lee and Mattie Mc Leod and Miss Bonnie Jones have re turned from Owens Wells. From the number of cotton bales now coming in daily, the cotton season has opened in dead earnest. A. J. Fonville weut up to,Holcombe on business Monday aud returned Tuesday evening. Phone 140 for something good to eat for breakfast, dinner, supper and in between meals. C. R. Moter spent yesterday with his people here and returned to Sidon in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jones are enter taining Master Walter Keirn Jones since Monday. Celery every Wednesday at Keirn Bros. L. Levy, of Craig, came over Wed nesday to spend the holiday with his family. Headquarters for "quality''of gro ceries and fruits. AT WATSON'S. Good hams. Phone Keirn Bros. The Sheehy Co. sent in a string of nioe cotton from Bowling Green this morning. Miss Niecie Fonville is now holding a position at the Greenwood exchange. Don't forget we have fresh celery Wednesdays. Keirn Bros. Mr. and Mrs. T. G. James of Shar key is visitiug ihe old home. Phone us for an grocery line. Keirn Bros. Cyclones may come soon. Better see H. \V. Watson for insurance. Do it now thing in the Twelve huger W. H. Sutton and W. W. Doke, of Lexington, came over Saturday and took a horseback ride over to Sutton's place to inspect the crops. J. H. Barkhau, our cotton buyer, went to Greenwood Saturday on busi ness. Mrs. King, of Yazoo City, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. B. O'Reilly, this week. The first two bales of cotton of the season were brought in Friday. They were raised by Mr. E. V. Carroll county,'and brought ten cents per pound, B. Ullendorff being the purchaser.. J. H. Winstead made Jackson a visit this week returning Tuesday evening. He went to shake hands -with his old comrades of '63. Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Scott, of Adair, made Cruger a business visit Friday. Messrs. Hugh and Ralph King, of Yazoo City, were in Cruger this week, guests of Mr. and Mrs. O'Reilly. After a week's pleasant sojourn in Cruger visiting relatives, Miss Pearl McBride returned home to Greenwood Saturday. Miss Lillian McBride spent Sunday in Greenwood. The Bank of Cruger rendered its quarterly statement to the auditor on the 12th. The statement shows nearly 30 per cent more deposits on hand at this time than in May when the state ment for the second quarter was rendered. J. E. Walters made a flying trip to Grenada this week. J. L. Hester, of Acona, brought in a load of cotton Saturday. Henry Waterer spent Sunday in Lex ington visiting homefolks. J. S. Watson came over Monday to look at the crops on Egypt plantation. Mrs. Julia Alford has been quite sick this week, but is convalescent we are glad to note. Things are dreadfully dull in Cruger this week in the social line. There are twelve marriagable boys and men in Cruger and only two girls. Young ladies please take note. B.E. Patty went to Greenwood Wed nesday on business. Mr. C. D. Johnson, of Hernando, Miss., has accepted a position w T ith S. L. White as salesman and has assumed charge of his work. Messrs. R. B. O'Reilly A Co. have employed Mr. C. D Nixon, of How ard, as salesman and he is now' serving the public in his genial way. Cruger cotton buyers are paying some fancy prices for cotton this week. For short hill cotton they paid as high as \l% cents per pound. Scott, of CHURCH NOTICE Rev. Eugene Johnson, presiding elder, will preach at the Methodist church next Sunday evening, Sept. 28, at 7:30 o'clock. He will hold the Fourth Quarterly Conference for this year on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Everybody is invited. R. A. TUCKER, Pastor. Holding cotton? Want insurance? See H. W. Watson. Do it now. We are Exclusive Agents for "Green Seal 99 OLD FASHIONED BURR MILL KENTUCKY CORN MEAL. "Fit for the Gods*'---The best meal on earth. 10c, 25c and 50c Sacks. KEIRN BROS Phone 107. Jell Davis Style All of the candidates for governor, Mr. J. S. Williams and a number of candidates for other state officers were at the Greenwood barbecue on the 20th inst., Messrs. Noel, Thomas, Brewer, Sisson and Scott. Each had many friends on hand. The day passed otf very pleasantly except for a bitter controversy which arose between Messrs. Brewer and Scott, ending in a question of veracity as to whether or not .Mr. Scott had written a letter asking for support and referring to certain prominent men, in cluding four of the leading railroad at torneys of the state, as his supporters. Mr. Brewer stated that a letter of that kind had been written by one of the candidates for governor and that that same candidate was in Jackson when a number of railroad attorneys from this state came there and was in close con ference with two of the leading attor neys of the railroad of the state. Mr. Scott called for the letter and when it was not produced denounced the statement as wilfully and mali ciously false. Mr. Brewer said that he would pro duce the letter and attempted to make a reply to Mr. Scott after the close of Mr. Scott's speech, but was told by the master of ceremonies that no rejoin ders were allowed and that that time belonged to Mr. Williams. The question of veracitv remains to be settled ; and it is up to Mr. Brewer to get that letter. As will he seen by the following quite a number of people sold cotton here this week ; Alex Jones, of Howard, Joe B. Evans, of Hardscrabble, W. A. Wherry, of Franklin, W. M. Malone, of Durant, F. R. Arnold, of Brozville, Geo. Gant, of Brozville, E. F. Weems, of Owens, J. S. Lipsey, of Franklin. 8. D. Clower,,of Black Hawk. T. A. Harthcock, of Ebenezer, H H. Keen, Sheehy & Co., of Bowling Green, T. H. Bradley, of Brozville, T. W. Boyd, of Liberty Chapel, N. R. and R. M. Divine, of Eulogy, J. B. Hambrick, J. R. Killebrew, S. H. Noel, M. D. Trigleth, S. P. Booth, W. M. Hocut, W. P. Warner, J. W. McRae, I. W. Melton, J. T. MoNeer, of Bowling Green, M. W. Smith, of Richland, H. C. Downer, of Emery, S. N. Sample, of Ebenezer. Coming Schloss Bros, representative of Balti more will be at Pickens Bros. Co. 's to take orders and measures for tailor made clothing September 25-26. Any one wishing an uptodate suit should avail theinselves of this opportunity Woman Murdered Will Webster, col., killed a negro woman on Quint Hollowell's place yes terday morning. The woman and her husband were in the field picking cot ton, when Webster walked up behind and shot and killed her, and then turn ed and shot at her husband, breaking his arm and then walked off, and had not been taken into custody when our informant left this morning. Sidney Smith Gets Judgship Appointment , , , . , . , . and care in this business is a byword | with patrons of gin systems in las territory. His services a« a mechanic are in great demand. Mr Rogers went home sick,and we didn t learn whether the company accepted his resignation or n °h . A Bowling Green friend tells us to warn Abo Sheppard. He says that Pete Ellis, an industrious colored farmer of that section, has already ginned up to date, Wednesday, 23 bales of cotton, this year's crop, and had sold 20 of them some time ago for 10 cents per lb. He thinks Bro. Sheppard will have to step around pretty lively if he lieats this. Mr. Sheppard was talking about what he and one mule was going to do to 20 bales, and our Bowling Green in formant didn't write how many mules Ellis followed. | HOME NEWS / Mr. J. A. Rogers looked over the gin situation here Monday, conferred with the Mississippi Cotton Oil people at Jackson Tuesday, and we were told that he tendered his resignation Wed nesday. Mr. Rogers is a born mechan ic, understands all about gins and ginneries. His reputation for honesty The gin at Bowling Green was stopped a while Monday on account of some breakage, but George Tate soon produced the needed repairs and ginn ing commenced again. People out there say Tate is a ginner. We regret to hear of the death of Dr. J. H. Byrd's baby girl, which sad event occurred on the 14th inst. • Mr. and Mrs. John C. Byrd passed through Lexington last Friday to attend the funeral srevices. Mr. W. A. Martin of the West vicinity had the misfortune of losing his house last Monday morning by fire. Mr. Martin was badly burned in try ing to save his home and contents. Misses Pet and Grace Rogers enter tained as their cherished guest last Wednessday Miss Vena Alexander, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Aexander of Emory. The Times learns with pleasure that Shaddon's Rex is to go to the Associa tion as a representative of the Bowling Green church. A better selection could not have been made. Dr. W. B. Burwell returned Wed nesday from Chicago where he spent some weeks recuperating at its Lake shore Hotel. The Doctor looks greatly improved by his outing. Miss Belle Howell, the accomplished daughter of the esteemed old adjutant, has accepted a position with Mr. T. J. Wherry as saleslady in his store. Capt. Downer's many Fiends will learn with regret that he bus lieen quite sick this week. He was better, at last accounts. H. L. Malone, of Hebron, was an ap preciated caller at The Times tffice this morning and had the new sheet sent to his address. Fresh mince meat in t lb. packages at Keirn Bro. Isom Martin, of Eulogy, and Jno. S. .Martin, of Zeiglerville, sold cottcn hero Tuesday morning. J. F. Rogers has purchased Lot Fo. 2, block 6, in the town of Cruger fi\ m Mrs. Susie D. Peets et al and Mrs. Julia Clower. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Terry, of Acona, lost their baby Monday evening. The baby was ill but a few davs. While a great loss to the parents it is the baby's eternal gain. Messrs. T H. Rayner and daughter, Miss Kate; D. W. Weeks, W. C. Shee hy, Sr., and Shad Seitzler from Bowl ing Green are in the city today. Mrs. Jim Gulledge of Zeiglerville passed through the city today enroute to vistt Bowling Green friends. R. 8. Killebrew and sons, Will and Sam, of Zeiglerville brought cotton to our market this morning. Mrs. L. L. Lyon and Miss Everett, of Howard, were here shopping this morning. King David Lodge No. 112 now owns Lot 34 in the town of Tchula. Greenwood capitalists are organiz ing a new bank. The Merchants Bank will be the name. Mrs. S. J. Baughn has bought from Andrew Hoskins 20 acres east of the Oak Grove church. If you want to buy or sell real estate, see O. F. Hosea. Mrs. Minnie Love and sister, of Franklin, visited our city Tuesday and looked over the new goods. Miss Mabel Drennan, of Franklin, has been the guest of friends in our city for several days. Hilary White, a popular salesman at R. & B. Sontheim«r, was entertained by friends in Acona Sunday. Mrs. John H. Downer was a welcome visitor in our city Monday. Mrs. Kennon Bailey visited friends now and viewed the pretty new goods on exhibition in our stores Monday. Fresh cakes and crackers. AT WAT SON'S. Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Moter now oc cupy one of the Rhyne cottages east of MVKrfMl ^ T 1 News of the appointment by the Gov ernor of Hon. S. M. Smith as judge of the circuit court of this district, to suc ceed Judge A. McKimbrough, resigned, was received at noon today, and his friends from all parts of the county have kept the wires hot offering their congratulations. Judge Smith is a native of Holmes county. After graduating at the Uni versity, he liegan practicing his pro fession at Yazoo City in partnership w'ith Hon. J. W. George. He remained there but a short time and returned to Lexington, and in October, 1895, form ed a p artne rship with Hon. W P. Taokett> whi( . h partnership continued unt jj now Mr Smith has been a hard student, and giveu his undivided time to the practice of his profession and the sys tematic reading of law r . For years, al though quite young, he has been re garded as one of the foremost attorneys this bar. He possesses a legal mind and never fails to get at the bottom ot a legal proposition. He is an eloquent and forceful speaker, a strong debater and holds his own with his adversary, He represented this county in the state legislature two terms, and was a prom inent candidate for speaker, and came with a few votes of lieing elected, Governor Vardaman has made no mistake in the appointment of Judge Smith, and Holmes county will rejoice heartily over the appointment and ap plaud the Governor for the honor con ferred. The new judge will hold his first court at Indianola, Sunflower county, which court convenes next Monday. PERSONALS. B. S. Beall, Jr., Paul Lindkolm, J. B. Cunningham, Jr., Wesley Bailey. Kennard Young and Otho Hooker left Tuesday for University of Mississippi. Dr. Riley has moved his office into the rooms occupied by Maj. J. W. Bowman and son, Jenkins, adjoining the office of Dr. G. C. Phillips. Miss Ethel Jacksou of Kosciusko paused with Mrs. Lester Barr enroute home after spending the summer at Chautauqua, N. Y. Mrs. H. Rosenthal accompanied Master Jake to Port Gibson where bo enters the Chamberlain Hunt Academy. Mrs. D. E. Hoskins accompanied her daughter, Miss Bell, to Grenada where she enters the Grenada Female College. Miss Nellie Keirn left for the I. I. & College Tuesday where she accepted the position of an assistant teacher. Miss Hughes, of Canton, after a much prized visit by friends here re turned to her home T uesday. Mrs. Eugene Stansbury and Mrs. McDavitt visited Owens Wells before returning to Memphis. Dr. J. R. Watson and son, Stewart, went over to the delta to look lifter crop interests Tuesda,. Miss C'laudine Stansbury came ih this morning after spending a week at* Owens Wells. Armour pork sausage, a suggestive change, a new lot just in at Keirn Bros. B. C. Seitzeler left to attend to some surveying in the delta Tuesday morn > ng Capt. and Mrs. Gwin have ended their stay at Tate Springs and Abing don, Va. Miss Mary Gwin is at home after spending some weeks with friends in Chicago. Hams that are hams. Fresh shipment just received at Keirn Bros. W. L. Warner, John D. Hunter and Vol Bailey left this week for the A. & M. Misses Eggleston have been recent guests of Mrs. Hilary Ginn in Carroll. Suppose you burn tonight. See Wat son for insurance. Do it now. Miss Gabriella Baker, spent Tuesday in our city. Mrs. W. A. Reid, of Howard, visited our stores Tuesday. If you want to buy or sell real estate, see O. F. Hosea. J. A. Steele was down from Acona yesterday. Miss Mary Johnson left Tuesday for Grenada to enter its Female College. Ben B. Hooker left here Wednesday morning for East Bank. of Acona, Allen Robertson, of Tolarville, visit ed The Times office Monday. Simon Pure Lard in 10-lb. buckets at Keirn Bros Dr. J. M. Alexander left for Tchula Tuesday morning. Miss Fannie McCain is guest of Miss Wheless of Yazoo City. Arthur Jordan left Tuesday for the University of Virginia. Judge R. C. McBee has been bolding Court in Yazoo City. Evaporated peaches just received. Keirn Bros. Jno. T. Kealhofer and son, Robert, came over from Owens this morning. Simon jure lard in 10 lb. bucket at Kura Brea.