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Published Weekly.
P. 1*. KINCANNON, Prop.
A. H. DEWY, Business M’A’r.
FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 1902.
Entered at the Tupelo post office as
second-class mail matter.
DISPLAY advertisements at rate ol
$1.00 per square inch per month of four
weeks. Liberal discounts made on yearly
Notice of meetings of strictly chari
table organizations will be inserted one
time free; all other notices must be paid
All local notices will be charged at the
rate of 5 cents per line each insertion.
No local taken for less than 25 cents.
There wiil be no deviation from this rule.
No communication will appear in the
issue of the Journal of the week it is
handed in if it is received later than
Tuesday at noon of that week.
■H. J. A . - -L -■_— 1 » ~
For Congress.
For Marshal.
We are authorized to announce II. F.
ROBERTSON as candidate for Marshal
of the City of Tupelo, at the next
December election.
We are authorized to announce
G. W. BALDWIN as a candidate for
Marshal of the City of Tupelo for the
next December election.
We are authorized to announce J. A.
LONG ns candidate for Marshal of the
City of Tupelo for the next December elec
We are in receipt of the McCotnb
Daily Journal, a new candidate for
pullic favor. It presents a force
ful salutatory from Mr. R. J.
Quinu, manager iu which he out
lines the policies which will be
pursued in the conduct of the pa
per. it win ue uemociui o iu
politics aud judging from the init
ial number will be ably edited. It
is a neat paper aud we hope it may
And abuudant patronage and suc
YVe bear of a goodly number of
our L*e county friends who l«ft
for the west a few years ago who
are either returning now or are
expecting to do so tins winter. A
trial of the great, boasted country,
has satisfied them that there is
“noplace like home.” The change
from an old and loved home is a
pretty serious matter. To leave
old friends, old haunts and old
associations is a thing that tests
a mans heart. To exchange the
home of ones youth time, to part
with the dear friends of many
years, to break away from old
and loved associations, and give
all up for new things, is enough
to test the Heart of any man. The
young may do this aud in the
rounds and whirls of life lose
sight and thought of all that is
past. But the middle aged and
old men can not safely break
away from the scenes, the memo
ries and the habits that have be
come a part of their natures. To
the young life is full of illusions
anil allurements, io tne old it is
full of recollections and reminis
cences that draw memory to the
!ost years and stir the heart to
emotion of pride and pleasure.
To the young life is full of hope,
courage and aspiration. To the
old it lies behind like a field that
has been trodden and bears the
imprint of weary feet. The young
like new things, and quickly grasp
the thoughts and ideas and in
novations of the times. The old
hesitate and delav acceptance of
advanced ideas and reluctantly
part with the truths and maxims
that have led them safely on then
long journey. The sou seeks new
fields and leads the father to fol
low him. '1 bis may be well for
the son; but the father goes with
faltering 6tep.s, and carries the
pictnres of the old home imprint
ed npou his heart and takes upon
his shoulders new and tiresome
burdens which never grow lighter.
The young chase the rainbow and
cannot be made to understand that
the pot of gold is not at its end.
The old sees the many hued arch
as it spans the heavens and knows
that it will soou vanish into noth
ingness and leave the chaser be
wildered and disappointed.
But the world has moved along
in this way since the days of Adam
and will move on in the same old
way for a good while yet. Some
people move ac if by instinct.
Some are never satisfied with their
•nrroundiugs and can’t help mov
ing. Some never stop moving aud
Keep on going towards the setting
sun until “old Time” calls a halt
and they have to stop. We pity all
aucb! We are glad to see as
many as can get back, come back.
We have the best country on
earth for honest people who don’t
set their minds too high. Come
back! friends, come back.

The peculiar acts and doing? of
the warden of tjje penitentiary.
Parchman, has engrossed the at
tention of the people of Missisip
pi duriug almost all the time since
his election to that position.
Charge after charge of malfeas
ance has been preferred against
him. The Journal has refrained
from any discussion of these
charges for reasons growing out of
the relationship that Mr. J. C.
Kincannon, Railroad Commis
sioner, bears to the proprietor of
this paper. The Journal thiuks
the time has come when it should
break silence upou this subject.
In doing so it is not actuated by
any desire to defame Parchman or
to create prejudice against him.
He resided many years in Lee
county, during Ins early manhood,
and by his conduct established a
reputation which could not be
lowered by anything that this
paper might say. The old resi
dents of the neighborhood in
which he lived, know what that
reputation is and freely express
surprise that he should ever have
been made warden of the state pen
mi _ .1 •_i ^
JL lie uujev-t ui imo ui tttjiv 10 iv
call the attention of our readers to
Parehman’s testimony in defense
of himself upon the charge of hav
ing received in January 1901, a
draft giveu him by Mr. Charles
McGinnis, for $91 30 which he
collected through an Aberdeen
bank and did not account for upon
the books of the penitentiary.
The books of that institution show
neither the collection nor disburse
ment of the money received on
that draft. This charge was pre
ferred by Mr. J. C. Kincaunon.
In the course of his testimony
Parchman swore that since he has
been warden he has received seven
hundred thousand dollars on ac
count of the penitentiary. He
swore that he received two hun
dred thousand dollars every year.
These are large sums to pass
through one mans hands. And he
swore too that in all his handling
of that immense sum of the states
money he had never taken a re
ceipt for any pait of it from any
man. He swore that the only
vouchers that he returned for his
di-lmrsements were memorandums
made up by himself from memory
upon little slips of paper which he
handed in to the secretary of the
board of control at the end of
pach month and that these con-di
luted the only evidence that exist
ed as to what he did with the
money that lie collected. In ad
dition to this he swore that lie
bought whiskey and cigar* for
himself and the appraisers of the
states property and that lie paid
for these things out of the states
He swore, further, that he kept
no cash book nor memorandums
of his receipts and disbursements
hnt relied entirely upon his mem
ory in his accounting for the mon
ey which he handled.
This testimony of Parchman
delivered in his own defense, up
on a serious charge, convicts him
of incompetencv and total nnit
ness for the position he holds.
It also convicts him of a total dis
regard ot all those high obliga
tions that a man owes to himself
when acting in a fiduciary capaci
ty. It convicts him of a total
lack of that caution and prudence
that every honest man observes
in handling the money of other
people in the desire and duty of
protecting his personal character
if questioned. It shows him to be
reckless and imprudent in his
methods and careless and indiffer
eut to his reputation as a busi
ness man and for honesty and
capacity. Upon his own testimony
he stands convicted of perjury,
dishonesty, incompetency, incaci
ty, unfitness and the flagrant use
of the States money for personal
It is impossible to properly
transact the immense business of
the state penitentiary upon such
rules snd principles. All business
is conducted under a system
which requires receipts for all
monies paid out as necessary
vouchers. The great business of
the United States Treasury is
kept in accurate form by requiring
receipts for eyery cent expended.
Our State Treasurer, our county
treasurers and all other officers,
our banks and all other business
institutions, require receipts for
all disbursements. All honest
men acting in a fiduciary capaci
ty require receipts for all dis.
bursements. No man who cares
a fig for his reputation would ex
pect to maintain it if he pursued
the methods that Parchman swears
he pursues.
In his peculiar and unique
methods Parchman is sni generis.
Who ever heard of a State official
handling such vast amounts with
out ever taking a receipt for any
part of it? Who ever knew an horn
est man who did not require re
ceipts for money of other people
that he paid out? Who ever heard
of a public official swearing that
he kept himself and other persons
in whiskey and cigars out of the
states money ? Parchman swore
that he did it and in doing so
is in a crowd all by himself. A
wonderful public servant is the
warden of the Mississippi State)
Sarah Mildred Bogan, wife of
It. H. Bogan, aud daughter of
C. A. Birmingham, both deceased,
was born January 11th, 1852, near
the quiet village of Birmingham
I-ee County Miss, at which place
she lived after her marriage to
Richmond H. Bogan, in 1878,
until her demise, which occurred
on the morning of the 24th, inst.
She had battled for several months
with that incurable disease con
sumption; was treated by some as
good Physicians as the county
affords, and spent several months
in the genial climate of Southern
Texas, hoping to derive some ben
efit, therefrom; and I dare say. no
afHicted one ever received kinder,
and closer attention than was
given her by her children, son in
law and other friends; but to no
avail; and at about six o’clock on
the morning of the 24th inst, with
her face turned toward sunrise,
she quietly, and peacefully breath
ed her last, and her gentle spirit
ascended to God.
She made a profession of relig
ion at an early ago, and joined the
Missionary Baptist church, and
lived an exemplary Christian life
to the end. In her life she por
trayed in the highest degree all
the tiaits of a pure, noble Woman.
She was a kind and affectionate
daughter and sister, a faithful,
and devoted wife, a fond, loving
and indulgent mother; a firm, an i
steadfast friend. A good woman
who helped to attend her in her
declining days, was heard to ex
claim that she did’nt have to die
that good tilings might be said of
her; which is a fact, beyond dis
Our intimate acquaintance with
her embraces a period of twenty
one years ami 1 wdl say without
hesitation that God never Created
a better woman. She was laid to
rest in the cemetery at Birmingham
beside her lamented husband who
prrceded her about twelve years.
Brother Burke of Blue Springs,
Pastor of the M. E church S ruth,
at that place, who visited her sev
eral times during her illness,
conducted the funeral service* at
the cemetery amid a host of sor
rowing relatives and friends.
After she had been consigned to
her last resting place the grave
filled, and rounded up, two
thoughtful young ladies laid two
beautiful floral decorations on her
grave in teken of their love for
her. We mourn her as dead. Yet
it is not so. She has merely
changed her habit action.
Gov. Taylor.
One of the largest audiences
ever seen sit t.lie ( )nem House <rrpet
ed Gov. Bob Taylor, Saturday
night. Ilis coming had been well
advertised and large crowds from
nearby towns came to hear the dis
tingnished lecturer, Ex Congress
man Allen in his usual happy sty
le introduced Gov. Taylor, For
two hours the audience was thor
oughly under the influence of the
magic speaker who convulsed them
with laughter or brought them to
tears at will. His lecture was
highly entertaining and if a vote
had been taken the Governoo would
have been voted the most pleasing
and popular speaker of the day.
Land (Notice.
Lee County,
To all persons having or claiming any
interest in the lands in lower Coonewar
Swamp Land District in Lee Countv
You are hereby commanded t6 be and
appear before the Honorable Board of
supervisors of said County at the Court
House in the City of Tupelo on the
first Monday in December A. I). 1902,
then and there to show cause if any you
can why the Petition ot M. D. Temple
et al should not be granted and Bonds
issued and sold pursuant to chapter
70 Acts of Legislature 1902
Given under my hand and seal this
28th day of October 1902.
V «. For Drunkenness, Opium,
1/4 AaIm/’ Morphine and
Wother Drug Using,
£ ar the Tobacco Habit
and Neurasthenia.
lire the keeley
EST til ^ institute,
(MttSentUi. Dwight, III,
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| overt/ Cmployee of *
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T Has been busy for the past two weeks opening new goods, *
|| and our offerings for this Fall’s Business surpass anything
* by way of
JLarge Assortment and jCow {Prices
Ever attempted by any one house in North Mississippi
Our stock is complete in all the departments.
You will See. What you want and want what you see at our store.
We know it will be decidedly to your advantage to look at our Magnificent
Stock and see how we can save you money on every purchase. We want to
sell you
Reliable Goods Cheap, and will do it
l If you will give us a Chance. ,
vl/ Come and see us and you will come out ahead. X
v|y w
W Prompt attention given to Mail Orders. ^
$ Our Motto:
*{* Your Money’ worth, or Money back.
The system is, from natural
causes, debilitated or run-down
both in the spring and fall. The
seasons’ changes are always a tax
on the human organism. The
blood becomes impure in the
spring, and vitality lags in the fall.
A little care, a little assistance,
and nature will do the rest, as it is
always trying to maintain health.
Frequently the weakest organ will
show the most disorder, and tiis
often leads to wrong treatment.
For the debilitated conditions
of spring or fall, or any other
time, for that matter, the right
thing to do is to build up the
whole system. It is not your stom
ach, or liver, or nerves alone that
cause the trouble; you are weak
ened all over and must have re
newed strength and vitality. These
you cannot get so
quickly or surely or
safely as by using
When you use Dr. Harter’s Iron
Tonic you are helping to renew
the vigor of every fiber of vour
body. You are cleansing and en
riching your blood; you are
strengthening your stomach and
increasing the digestive fluids; you
are building up and renew ing the
activity of your kidneys and liver;
and you are feeding and revitaliz
ing your nervous system. You
cannot do this without getting
well, and you cannot take Dr. Har
ter’s Iron*Tonic without doing it.
Chicago, III., Nov. 26, 1901.
The Dr. Harter Medicine Co.. Dayton, O.
Gentlemen:—I unhesitatingly recom
mend Dr. Harter’s Iron Tonic, as I
flrmly believe it is the best tonic on the
market to day. Every spring and fall
my system seems to be in need of a
tonic, and for the past three years I
have taken a bottle of your tonic twice
a year. Hon. John J. Furlong,
Representative to the Illinois Legislature.
135! Osgood St., Chicago.
Non-Resident Notice.
to J. P. Riley, A. E. Spikes,IN. .1. Kelso
Lafayette Riley, Rollie Riley, Dav
Britton, Earl Britton, Mrs. Ainu
Rogers, Miss Etta Baity, Victoria Bell
Cora Moore, Dora West, A C. Monts
Fannie J. Posey, Ernest isritton am
Johnnie Monts now married, whos
married name, after diligent inanir;
cannot be ascertained. Defendants.
1 ou are commanded to appear befor
Hon. H. L. Muldrow, Chancellor of firs
Chancery Court District of Mississipp
at the Court house at Okolotia, Miss
at 10 o’clock A. M. Nov. 25th, 15)02
and show cause if any you have, wli;
the report of sale of land of M. D. Tern
pie, speciul commissioner in the causi
of P. E. Temple etal, vs by J P. Rilej
et al, No. 1965 pending in the Chancery
Court of Lee County, Miss., wherein yot
are defendants, should not be by tin
Court ratified and confirmed and a fina
decree made in said cause.
Anderson & Long, Sols for Coinpl’ts.
Notice Land Sale.
The undersigned will on Monday tilt
10th day Jof November 1902, at tlx
East door of the Court house in tlx
town of Pontotc. Miss., within legit
hours, sell to the highest bidder foi
Cash, the following land, to wit. 8<
acres being the S % of N E \ of Sec. 23
and 128 acres. North part of S E % o
Sec. 23. All in Township 10 of Range
four (4) East in Pontotoc County
Mississippi; being the property of tht
late Joseph Hester deceased.
This Oct. 27tn 1962'
Special Coinr.
Best Equipped Hardware Business in North Mississippi.
"^7vr;h.olessLle a.aa.cL IE3eta.il
Buggies, Surreys, Phaetons, Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Paints, Engines and Mill Supplies. j
We Sell Improved Farm Implements.
Trice & Raymond Hardware Co.
T.... ._ _ |
John IKI. Lumpkin. George C. Lumpkin.
Stoves and Grates.
The Time has Come to put up your stoves.
Let us Furnish you with what you need.
\ We Can Please You.
We still have a lot of those sample gems to sell at Wholesale
j Prices. Get a Black Jack or a Zulu Ax. They are the Best.
Furniture, Hardware, Queensware 1
Coming in every day. Something new all the time. We arr selling your
' Neighbors, and selling them cheap—why not you? * I
Yours lor Business, I
Lumpkin Brothers. I
Notice is hereby given that the Board
i of Suuervisors of Lee County will on the
j first Monday in Novemhej, 1902, at
2 o’clock P. M. at the Court House Door
at public outcry award to the lowest
responsible bidder for the following
work, the Hoard reserving the right to
reject any and all bids. Viz.
.' For new bridge across Tuckalabba
creek on Shannon and Troy road.
For new bridge across Town creek on
Verona and Nettleton road.
By order of the Board October 8th,
j io-17-at.
Tupelo’s Harness and Saddlery Store I
Has Many New and Up-to.Date Articles in ■
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Hames I
Special Orders for Fine Harness andSddles I
Yours to Please, J. H QODSEY.
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