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No. 377
Boll Knocks Corner of House Tc
Pieces and Killed Negro Who
Was In House.
Yesterday afternoon during the
electrical strom lightening struck the
house occupied by Will Millner, four
miles south of Oxford, killing Will
and knocking the corner off the house.
Will was in the house when the
bolt, without any warning, struck the
corner of his house. He was killed
instantly. He was a farmer and con
sidered a good negro, he was about
40 years of age.
Hot weather is hard on teething ba
bies. They suffer the combined mis
ery of heat, pain and stomach disor
der. McGee’s Baby Elixir helps the
little sufferer through the trying per
iod by correcting the stomach and
bowels. Price 35c and 60c. Sold by
A. H. Kendel.—Advertisement.
The many friends of Mr. Murvl
Smith will be glad to hear of his ap
pointment to the West Point Military
School in New York. He is the eldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Smith of
this city.
The Eagle is requsted to announce
in this week’s paper that Dr. R. B.
rjnnt#»v forresnondinc secretary of the
Baptist State Convention, Jackson,
Miss., will preach at the Oxford
Baptist church Sunday morning, July
31, and at the Union service for the
town that night.
Dr. Gunter is a young man of pleas
ing address and brilliant attainments.
All will be benefited who hear him.
If your appetite is poor and your
r„-ach and bo'.veU arc cut of .order
the remedy you need is Prickly Ash
Bitters. It cleanses the system of bil
ious impurities, sharpens the appetite
and makes a man feel fine. Price ?1.2f»
bottle. Sold by R. R. Chilton & Co.—
The home of the late Mrs. Salina
J. Moore is for sale. Possession
given September 1st. Located on
first Depot Street, opposite Oxford
Hospital. Now occupied by Mr.
Lawshee. Eight rooms, kitchen, din
ning room, bath room, lights and
water connections. Terms satisfact
ory. W. I. HARGIS, Executor.
TRADE—Good big horse, will work
anywhere, will trade for good milk
cow. if fresh. Apply at Eagle office.
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That-Kid-Next-Door doesn’t Really
look like This: he just Acts like it.
What he Doesn't Do Isn’t Worth
Thinking of, and what he Does Do
Some imos makes him an Awful Pest
A Kid like this imisi have Inspired
thui Famous Saying. ''Hoys should hi
Ruried between the Ages of Four
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The wisest of men are the ones who
I say the least.
Notice is hereby given that a
Special Election will be held on the
30th., day of July, 1921. at Dallas
Voting Piace in the Dallas Road Dis
trict in Beat P’ive for the purpose of
submitting to the Qualified Electors of
said Road District as the same is here
inafter described, for Ratificatio n or
! Rejection, the Proposal of the Board
•f Supervisors of Lafayette County,
Mississippi, Adopted at the July 1921
, meeting, to issue and sell the bonds
j «f said Road District, or Territory, in
i the maxivium sum of not exceeding
1515,000.00. for the purpose of con
strsM&ftg maintaining one or
‘ more Highways in said Distinct for
the convenient of the traveling public.
! The said Dallas Road District of
i Beat Five in said County being de
scribed as the territory included in
the following; Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 14,
15, 16, 17, 20. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.
27, 28, 29, 32, 33', 34, 35. 36, and all
that part of Sections 3, 10, 11, and 13,
that lies south and west of Yocona
River, all in Twp., 10, Range 1 west;
| All of Sections 32, 33. 34, lying south
and west of Yocona River in Twp., 9,
Range 1 west. All of said land being
in said Lafayette County, Mississippi.
Witness the signatures of the Elec
tion Commissioners of Lafayette
Countv, Mississippi, this the 6th, day
of July, 1921.
Election Commissioners.
July 7-14-21-28._
I 1st us (ill your -
Bottles with our
Pure Fresh
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We sell all the
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We cannot till your bottles with any but pure, fresh
drugs because that is the only kind we allow to come into
our store. , .. ,. ...
You ought to keep a supply of household remedies nght
in oour house so as to be ready for any emergency before the
doctor can come.. .Buy them from us and KNOW they are
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Annex to Rix Hall Assuming Shape
While Dining Hall is Being Cov
ered—Dormitories for Boys
Going Up.
Work at the University is progress
ing rapidly. The Rix Hall annex is
assuming shape right along while the
top is being put on the dining hall at
that building. The main building
foundation is about complete and col
Iumn forms are up and about ready to
pour. Concrete is being used for the
columns and floores and the buildings
will be fire proof.
At the boys’ dormitories work
going along nicely. Three dormitor
buildings are being erected at o u
place while the fourtd, duplica.
building of the other three, has a large
force of men working on the founda
tion. The center building at the spot
where the three buildings are being
erected has reached the third floor,
and will be ready for the brick
layers in a few days.
Big Help to Oxford.
The building operations are helping
! Oxford. About $3800.00 is being dis
tributed every Saturday evening and
75 per cent of the workmen live in the
city. This is a great help to the town,
coming, at a time when business is at
its lowest ebb. Contractor Blair with
Superintendent T. H. Sanford, deserve
credit for giving preference to local
people on this work.
Science Building.
The contract for the Science build
ing, which will cost in the neighbor
hood of $250,000, will be let next
mouth. This will increase the force!
considerably and will enlarge the pay]
roll when work is commenced on this ,
building. It will require about a year;
to complete the building, it is said, j
The dormitories will be completed j
about the first of Jan., 1022. While- j
the contractors have until Feb. 15 to
complete the job, it is said that the ;
work will be complete by Jan. 1, if
nothing happens to hinder the pro
gress now being made on the build- j
ings. !
On Friday, July 8, the death angel
visited the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Snodgrass and took from them their
| only child, Mary Alma. She was
] 2 1-2 years old.
Was So Restless He Couldn’t Sleep
And Daylight Was Always
“With the exception of a little milk
toast, which comprised my diet for
more than eight weeks, I could not
eat anything,” said Capt. Geo. W.
Womble, residing at 105 Jennings St.
Knoxville, Tenn., a highly respected
citizen of that city.
“I am now able,” continued Captain
Womble, “after taking two bottles of
Tanlac, to eat practically anything.
I had a bad form of stomach and in
testinal trouble for a long time and
for months my condition had been
such that I suffered agony. I got so
I could not eat the simplest food, I
tried doctor after doctor and all kinds
of medicine but nothing that was pre
scribed for me seemed to do me any
good. I had a terrible pain in my
breast just over my heart and for
weeks and weeks I got no relief.
“t finally got so nervous that I
actually dreaded to see night come as
I could not sleep and was laways so
restless that I would rejoice to see
daylight come. I was also constipat
ed all of the time, in fact, life seemed
a burden and I was so miserable that
I was almost on the verge of despair.
Several of my neighbors told me
about Tanlac and advised me to try
“I am personally acquaint? 1 with
Mr. Dan M. Chambliss, of the fl'tn
of Kuhlman & Chambliss, and when
I told him of my condition and how
I suffered he advised me to begin
taking Tanlac without delay and that
it had relieved hundreds of the best
people in Knoxville. I have now
taken two bottles of Tanlac and am
giving you this testimonial in the
hope that it may induce others to
take it. Since taking this medicine
I actually feel like I had been made
all over again with the youth, energy
land ambition of a sixteen year old
boy. ’ ’—Advertisement.
Arrested and Tried Before Esquirt
Shinault Tuesday—All Drew
Light Fines.
Sunday afternoon while en route
from church, Rev. Elijah Ligon and
four sons, Tom, Buss, Walker and
Manuel, became involved in a difficul
ty, the preacher taking the part of
one of his sons. Cooper drew a pis
tol and attempted to shoot Tom Ligon,
so it was said, when the preacher
stepped in between the two men. At
tl':s juncture, it is said that Cooper
rated the pistol at the preacher and
ipped it. The preacher siezed the
gun and wrung it from Cooper’s hand.
Cooper then struck the preacher with
his fist, and the preacher returned the
favor by striking Cooper over the
head with the gun, so the story goes.
At the trial Tuesday it was brought
out that Cooper was a kind of a bad
negro, and that he had snapped his
gun at others. After hearing all the
evidence in the cases, in which the
six negroes were involved, Justice
Shinault fined Cooper $25 and cost;
Tom Ligon, $10 and cost; Bus Ligon,
$25 and cost; Elijah, $10 and cost;
Manuel, $5 and cost and Walker
Ligon $5 and cost.
None of the defendents were re
presented by legal tallent. They were
all farmers and lived near town. It
is said that the trouble came up when
Tom Ligon commenced to question
Cooper about something he (Cooper)
had said about some young colored
girl, which involved Tom. The fight
followed. Only two blows were struck,
and the brethren proceeded their
wav. But the arrests followed Mon
Monday evening at 8 o’clock Hie girl
Reserve met at the school house.
After the usual exercises Mrs. Guy
ton made a most interesting talk and
Miss Margaret McClure recited.
All of the Girl Reserves are urged
to attend these meetings because
they are very beneficial as well as
The girls who arae going to enter
High School are especially urged to
come, so they can learn what the
organization is before school opens.
The meetings will be held in the
Methodist church next Monday even
ing at 8 o’clock.
Earl D. Hattaway and Ula May
Kehoe, Jue 9.
W. B. Edwards and Miss Ruby
Marie Baker, June 8.
j E. B. Neal and Miss Era Blaker,
June 17.
Dewey Singleton and Clorene Duke,
June 18.
S. L. Billingsley and Mattie Nell
Parker, July 2.
Lonie Jenkins and Miss Clyde
Baggett, June 25.
| Dr. Dudley Clifford Smith and Miss
Lula Lake Morrow, Jung 27.
| Robert John Campbell and Loniso
' Dell Hall, July 5.
j William A. Lawhom and Miss U. V.
Austin, July 13.
P. L. Domengaux and Miss Mabel
Clair Hiler, July 18.
There were fourteen schools repres
ented at College Hill Wednesday with
delegates and reports.
A fine program was rendered.
Prof. T. H. Somerville presided, while
Miss Kate McGuire acted as secretary.
"Rev. C. G. Berryhill and W. Fred Long
were visiting speakers.
The next convention goes to Camp
Ground. Officers were elected- as
Harry Bryan, president; Mrs Brooks
Patton, secretary. Vice presidents,
Beat one, How&rd McCorkle; Beat 2,
J. M. Spence; Beat 3, M. P. Bush;
Beat 4, Mrs Hunter Porter; Beat 5, O.
■T. Whitehead.
Superintendent childrens’ division,
Mrs. C. Longest.
Young Peoples division, Mrs. A. F.
Adult division, S. J. Johnson.
Administration, Alfred Hume.
Chairman executive committee, A.
W. Milden.
One of the most beautiful wedding*
ever celebrated here was that of Mis®
Mabel Hiler to Mr. Paul Lionet
Domengeaux on Monday evening, July
18th at nine o’clock at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Van
Hiler on north street, the Rev. J. A.
Christian of the First Presbyterian
church officiating.
The house was beautifully decorated
in cut flowers and ferns. Miss Florrie
Friedman in brown lace presided at
the piano. Mrs. Winnie Smith of
Indianola, Miss., served as matron of
honor and was gowned in blue taffeta,
Mr. Serier of Belzoni, Miss., served
as best man.
The bride has never been more
beautiful than she was in a suit of
blue tricotine with accessories to
match. She carried a boquet of
Russell roses.
Mr. Domengeaux is connected in !
business at Belzoni and has a host of'
friends throughout Mississippi and |
Mr. and Mrs. Domengeaux left im
mediately for New Orleans and points |
in Louisiana, and will be at home to i
there friends after August 1st, at j
Belzoni, Miss.
If you can’t work well in hot j
weather take Prickly Ash Bitters, it ;
purifies the stomach, liver and bowels,
and fortifies the body to resist the de-!
pressing influence of summer heat. It
is fine for working men. Price $1.25 ,
per bottle. By R. R. Chilton & Co.—
Some men achieve greatness through
the wisdom of others. i
Je showers we have been having
Ite are proving of great benefit to
p crops.
The singing school taught by Prof.
J. E. Williams, was a great help to us
as well as affording us much pleasure.
Our class enjoyed singing at the
Primitive Baptist church Sunday
afternoon, notwithstanding the warm
The singing convention of Lafayette
county will be held at Yellow Leaf
this year on Friday and Saturday be
fore the first Sunday in August.
Everybody is cordially invited to come
and bring well filled baskets.
Tuesday before the first Sunday in
August has been set apart for clean
ing off the graveyard and preparing
the church for the convention. It is
hoped that all will be there.
The patrons of Yellow Leaf school
will meet at the school house Wed
nesday afternoon to elect a teacher
for the coming year.
Mrs. Jones spent the week end with
her children in Oxford.
Mrs. —John Webb visited Mrs. Hale
Mr. and Mrs. Cealey of Tunica,
spent the past week with her sister,
Mrs. C. A. Cobb.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCain spent the
day with their daughter, Mrs. Living
ston, Sunday.
Mrs. Varner of Clinton is visiting
her mother, Mrs. Walter Wolfe.
We all expect to attend the Singing
at Mt. Zion the fifth Sunday.
If exercise is the road to good
health some of us ought to live a
thousand years. _
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that fasten them do not rust off, they do
not dry out, curl or split, wind does not loosen
This is because the body of the shingle is made
of wool felt saturated and built up with Carey
tempered asphalt which protects the nail heads
and makes the shingle elastic, flexible and per
manently water-proof.
Carey Shingles meet the requirements of building laws
and fire underwriters. They are surfaced with crushed
slate which is spark-proof.
They are offered in red or green shades—the natural
fadeless slate colors. They require no paint to keep
them permanently beautiful. Place your order early.
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