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THE TUPELO JOURNAL.
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VOL. XXX. TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY JANUARY 9. 1903. NUMBER 43.
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> Lowney’s Fine Candies in Sealed Packages. <
> Gunther’s Fine andies in fancy packages and baskets. '
Blank’s Best Candies 3 lbs. $.100
, lo get Fresh Candy it is necessary to go where Candy is made a specialty of
Our large Candy trade insures to our customers the best and freshest to be had.
Our best eaudies 3 lbs for $1.00, formerly sold 40c. per pound.
I French Nougat Candy 40c. lb.
We have a choice line of Fancy Cakes and Crackers, fresh from the best Bakeries.
I needa Ginger Wafers, Cueeda Biscuit, Zuzu Ginger Snaps, Kenney’s Oysterettes, etc.
¥ Z1' ni< ¥\ "I Our Cigar Business is simply immense.
L/Cufllllir LWm Ten Thousand to select from. All the popu
^ O O V¥W1V1* lar Brands. 5c. to 15c. each.
GENUINE MEERSCHAUM PIPES $2 to f8.
ESee us about Cigars by the box. )
Mail Orders will receive our prompt and careful attention. (
A full line of Fruits, Oranges, Apples, Bananas, Etc. ]
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D. T. PULTON, ]
> MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 66.
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Never Before 1
Has there been so 5c
Handsome a Stock of rUnillUrC |
on display in Tupelo as %
Can now be seen at g
Bed H?om Sets.$75 0*1 Dresser, $5 00 ||
Bed, I 00 Shades, 10 |§]
Rockers, 7 00 Iron Beds, 3 00 Sf
I Chairs. 40 Wall Paper, 4
A mammoth stock to select from, p
Each article a bargain in quality and |E
price. This is a grand opportunity to %
get good Furniture cheap. %
Prompt and Courteous Attention. %
| 7l/, S. tPegues,
7jhe furniture man. ^
Pound, Kincannon & Elkin
^ Tupelo’s Leading Drug Store.
A Full line Toilet Articles.
, An elegant line latest Stationery.
Druggist and Druggists’ Sumdries.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Pound, Kincannon & Elkin.
Notice'of Bond Sale.
Notice is hereby given in pursuance of
nn order of the Board of Supervisors of
Lee county. Miss., made and entered on
record in the minutes cf said court at
their December Term, 1902. that said
Board will on Monday, the 2nd day of
February, A.D., 1903, within legal hours
at the Court house door in the town of
Tupelo, sell for cash at public out erv to
the highest bidder, the following Bonds
known and designated as "The Lower
Coonewnh Swamp Land District Bonds”
for the following amounts and due and
payable as follows:
One for |425.00 due Dec. 31, 1904
One for 040.00 due Dec. 31, 1905
One for 670.00 due Dec. 31, 1900
Onefor 710 00 due Dec. 31. 1907
One for 755.00 due Dec. 31, 1908
All bearing interest at 0 oercent. per
annum from the 1st day of January.
1903, interest payable annually except
that the interest for the venr 1903 shall
be paid with the interest of 1904 on 31st
day of December 1904, (as bonds have
already been issued and sold for the year
1003, for full amount of tuxes for said
year and the taxes for that year already
fully anticipated) and said Bonds shail
huve interest coupons attached for six
per cent, interest on said bond for said
years, payable,on 31st of December of
each of said years, up to and including
the year of the maturity of each bond
but all interest coupons for year 1903
shall be due 31st of December 1904, as
aforesaid, and all of said bonds and cou
pons will be payable out. of the Swainp
L.and tax of 25 cents per acre to be an
nually levied on the lands in said above
described Swamp Land District for said
years 1904, 1805, 1906, 1907 and 1908.
and collected bv the Sheriff as is directed
l>y Acts of 1902. The Board hereby
bids and re advertise and sell at some
future time or sell same at private sale.
By order of the Hoard of Supervisors,
this January fith, 1903.
NORBIN JONES, Clerk.
Esquire YV. H. Waguer, of
Chesterville, is announced to
day, as a candidate for re-election
as Justice of the Peace of the 3rd
district, a position that he has
held for four years with decided
credit to himself and satisfaction
to the people. He is a man of
enlarged information and experi
ence and follows his convictions
of right to the fullest extent. If
elected he will continue to dis
charge his duties honestly, faith
fully aud intelligently as he has
always done in the past
In another column will be
found, today, the announcement
of Mr. Martin W. Tankersly as a
candidate for constable of district
number four, of Lee couoty. Mr.
Tankersly has resided all his life
at his present home near Palmetto
and is well and favorably known
throughout that district He is
perfectly qualified to discharge
the duties of the position and has
many friends who would be glad
to see him elected. If chosen by
the people he will make a faithful
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Tupelo’s Wonderful Growth.
Many Houses Built—Business Houses and
BUSINESS AND POPULATION
Greatly Increased. A r» e and Proud
Bank Deposits Increase from $125,000 to
Nearly $500,000 in Four Years.
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A Happy, Prosperous, and Contented People.
Occupying the relation which Tupelo bears to Lee county it was
to be expected that this city would partake of the general prosperity
that has been shown in the county’s progress and advancement. To say
that it has grown with the growth of Lee couuty does not adequately
express its rapid aud permanent advancement during the last year.
The rate of increase in its population is far in excess of the rate of in
crease iu the county and its general development has been in much
greater ratio than that of the county. This arises from local causes
and can be explained partly by the influence which the manufacturing
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ant auxiliaries to a city’s growth have operated largely iu its' favor
and its business has felt the impulse which they always impart in a
The development in every way that is to be seen at a casual
glance in our city has leaped witn accelerated strides since 1902 set in.
On all hands is to be seen fresh evidence of a positive, healthful and
active growth. This growth has manifested itself as much iu the
spirit and pride of our people as it has in the increase of business and
number of houses erected. The city is to be congratulated upon the
signal fact that these great interests are so used as to popularize the
city ms a ceutrepot of finance and commerce for all the rich country
which surrounds it/
Since we assumed charge of the Journal, four years ago, there
has been wrought wonderful changes iu all things pertaining to tbe
town. It was then but little more than an active village whose peo
ple lived plainly and simply without pride and without any great ex
pectation. Then they had but little to boast of except their intelli
gence and integrity—Now they have the appurtenances and conveni
ences of a real live and progressive little city that is beginning to be
preteutions and boastful. Then they had fourtee i huudred people to |
associate with, and everybody knew everybody ig town—Now they
have three full thousand‘and the oWglfials ddn’t know half the people
they meet. Then the city’s trade did not reach over a half million
dollars. Now it ruus up to nearly two million dollars and is daily
increasing. Then the bank deposits did not much exceed one hun
dred thousand dollars, now they reach uearly a half million. Then
they walked in mud and slush when it rained—Now they have fine
pavements and good streets. Then they groped in darkness—Now
they have the finest electric light plant iu the state. Then they
worsmppea in smaii irame ounaings—now mey worsuip in nne
brick structures, as beautiful .aud costly as can be found anywhere
in the state. Then there was both social and business prejudice exist
ing between the country and the town—Now that is all removed and
everybody in the country likes Tupelo and Tupelo likes everybody iu
thecouutry. Then Tupelo looked like a country towtir-noW it has the
smart appearance of a livelv city with all its pride and airs—And it is
growing so fast that it will soon have to enlarge its limits, increase its
police force and wear the dignity of a progressive, up-to-date metro
We congratulate every merchant, mechanic, lawyer, banker and
citizen upon the city’s properity—They have brought it about through
their energy, liberality and public spirit. In their name we thank all
who have contributed to the city’s growth. Let all be thankful and
keep up the lick that they are now strikiug and all will be well.
John McGaughe.v, son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. A. McGnugtiey, died at the home
of his parents near Palmetto Friday
night after a lingering illness from con
sumption. Deceased was a young man
of sterling character and had 'a host of
friends among ihe people of his ac
quaintance. The funeral was preached
Sunday morning at the home by Rev.
J. A. Rogers who spoke in highest
terms of the life and character of the
young man. The remains were Duried
at Old Union cemetery where a large
number of friends gathered to pay their
Inst respects to the memory of their
former friend and neighbor. The be
reaved family have the sympathy of the
entire community in their great loss.
We are authorized to announce the
name of Oscar T. Trapp as a candi
date for constable from the Third
district at the ensuing election. For
the past three years Mr. Trapp has
served as deputy sheriff uuder G. W.
Long and for the past year has done
most of the worK of the constable of
the district in the plaee of A- W. Hall
who has been disabled. In all matters
entrusted to Mr. Trapp be has display
ed Hound judgement and proper dis
cretion in the exercise of his duties as
an officer and has won many friends
by his courteous manners and prompt
ness in executing all papers. He ib a
young man of good habits and charac
ter and if the people elect him they will
find in him the same urbane and
courteous officer that he has been in the
past. HeBolicits your support.
We announce today the name ol
Mr. Charles L. West, of the 5th district,
as a candidate for Chancery Clerk oi
Lee county, at the ensuing primary elec
tion. Mr. West was reared in Lee coun
ty and has continuously resided within
its limits. He is an honest, upright
citizen and a gentleman of fine intelli
gence and information. He is wel
known and esteemed tbrought tbe«oun
ty and will prove to be a strong factoi
in the race. He is < entirely competent
and if elected will Ming a fine store o
energy, application find fidelity to tin
4 discharge of the dutfes ol the office.
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E. W. Riley of the Second district
wn8 in Saturday and paid us for bis
supscription for the paper to Jan. 1904.
Mr. Riley reports great fatality among
the horses and mules in his section from
blind staggers. Morgun Roper of Stl
j tillo lost, two good horses within two
days. Jerre Denton lost a fine horse,
Toliyer Livingston a fine mare, Pink
Putt a fine animal, while several others
have had horses and mules to die from
the dread disease. The only cause that
can be assigned for the prevalence of
the disease is eating late corn. The di
sease seems to be widespread. Mr.
Willis lost a cougle of good horses in
two days, Mr. McCanles lost his fine
harness horse and a number of others
haye died here in town. The only cause
we have heard assigned for prevalence
of the disease is that it may be caused
by feeding late corn.
W. T. Pound, announces his name, to
day, as a candidate for Justice of the
Peace for the 3rd district of fee county,
Mr. Pound was born and reared m this
county and is a member of a family
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the growth and progress of the county.
He is a man of fine intelligence, a sober,
honorable citizen, and a zealous ndvo
cate of the faithful execution of the laws
If the people honor him with their suf
frages he will make them a capable and
honest magistrate and discharge hit
duties to the best of his ability.
Mr. J. N. Francis today announcei
his name as a candidate for Superin
tendent of Education of Lee county
This position is one of the highest anc
most responsible in tbe gift of the peo
pie. Mr. Francis is an experienced
educator and fully comprehends tin
delicacy of the duties that attach tc
the position He is an honest and
trust worthy man, a popular and es
teemed citizen and is throughly quali
fled to meet tbe burthens and duties o
the place. If elected he will prove I
faithful and efficient ageat is the bigl
cause of education.
On Sunday the 4th inst., at the
home of the brides parents Aliss
Nannie Strauss was married to Mr.
Henry Weiss, of Clareuaen, Ark.,
Rabbi Herz, of Columbus, offici
ating. Mias Cayce, of Columbus
playing the wedding march. Miss
Strauss is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. S trauss of this city and
is a young lady of rare attain
ments and attractions. Mr. Weiss
is a successful merchant at Claren
don. After the ceremony an
elegant collation was served of
which the assembled friends of
the family and contracting parties
partook. The bride and groom
left that evening for their future
home. Our entire people join in
fervent wishes for the happiness
of the fair bride and her husband,
in which the Journal joins.
Brookhaven, Miss., Dec , 31.
Yesterday at her home in Terry,
Miss., Miss Allie Cam mack was
married to Dr. J. 1J. Watson, the
ceremony being performed by Rev.
R. H. Purser of this citv. The
fair and gifted bride wa< formerly
a pupil of Whitworth College and
is well known to tunny of our peo
ple. Dr. Watson resided in this
city for several years and won the
esteem of all who formed his ac
quaintance. Heartfelt congratula
tions go out to this worthy young
couple, aud may each succeeding
year of their united lives bring joy
greater than the last.—The Leader
The above notice will prove of
much interest here where the
family of the groom has recently
moved. Dr. Watson and his bride
will come to Tupelo where they
will make their home. The con
tracting parties belong to the best
families of the state aud justly
popular among a wide circle of
frieuds. We join iu the congratu
lations aud. best wishes extended
An affair which was somewttat of
the Gretna Green order was a wed
ding in which two couples were mar
ried in the same ceremony by Rev. S
D. Shelton on New Year’s day. The
contracting parties were Mr. Charley
Mathews and Miss Jennie Wenders an i
Mr. John Thomason and Miss Nina
Mathews. It. was arranged that the
minister would meet the parties at. I
o’clock, but fearing that something
•light prevent his coming thev took
buggies for 1'upelo and met the
reverend gentleman just north of town.
At the request of the prospective
grooms he proceeded to tie the knots
which made of the happy parties hue
bands and wives, sending them home
with his benediction ami crrr.ving tho
best wishes of many friends for a life
of unalloyed happiness.
On the evening of the 30th of Decem
ber lisquire F. I*. McNeill was called
on to unite in the bonds of wedlock Mr.
J. H. Riley and Miss Beulah Stanley.
The happy couple live in the Second
district where they are justly popular.
We wish them much success and happi
Mr. Hugh Horton and Miss Moiiine
Lindsey were married on Sunday after
noon at the home of K. (J. Riley, near
Saltillo Esquire F. P. McNeill perform
ing the eeretnony in the presence of a
number of friends who had been invit
ed to witness the marriage. The con
tacting parties are receiving the con
gratulations of a host of friends.
Mr. W. R. McCollum and Miss Alice
Ward were married at the home of the
bride’s lather, Capt Tom Ward, on
Sunday evening in the presence of rela
tives and friends. The parties are quite
popular with everybody and deservedly
so. They have the best wishes of many
friends that their lives may be tilled
with happiness and prosperity.
Mr. G. H. Ruff, of Plautersville,
is announced today as a candidate
for Supervisor of the fourth dis
trict. Mr. Ruff is an old and
highly esteemed citizen, a man o(
energy and success in his private
affairs, and fully understands the
, people and their wants. If elect
ed be will bring to his aid t
ripened experience and sounc
practical judgment and woulc
honestly and faithfully dischargi
. his duties in every way.
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Interesting Letter from a Former Tn«
Elgin, Texas, Dec ,29th, 1902.
Iuclosed find P. O. order for tl •
Journal for another year. I would
scarcely know how to get along
without the Journal, as I have
been one of its regular patrons for
almost twenty years.
This Christ inas has brought to
my mind many vivid recollections
of the niiuy Christmas spent
around (bar old Tupelo and the
home of my ehildhood. Instead
of the cold weather, snow, rain
and mud, usually connected with
Christmas in Tupelo, we. h
just passed through a most love',
week. 1 will tell you a few things
I saw in Elgin on Christmas d :
Pear trees bearing their s v i
crop of fruit for this year, r
bushes full of buds and beautr d
roses, violets in profusion, t
toes still growing on vim’s • t
were planted last spring. A be .
tiful Japanese persimmon siili a
a tree in mv yard, the streets, ". ;
;vid a little dustv, tli roads on (' ;
prairie like a brick pavement U >
thermometer, standing today
72 degrees, the yard full of lit*
chickens from a week to a iuo; a
old. These are some of the plea. -
ant things I have seen this Christ
mas, still I may see the thermo
meter hovering around zero h -fore
Wishing you and m v old frien ’s
a bright and prosperous New Y
1 am your’s respectfully
J. VV. I’goM v
Our school is again in fine woi -
ing order after the long v icati: a
given for the holidays On . s
meeting, llev. S. A Brown !
sed the pupils and gave th <t
some salutary and timely v
His address was a^ogeiner . -
propriata^nd was an aid - and ri.
tertniuing talk. It had a visil e
affect upon the children, w ho g.. e
The new board of alderman of
otir village met and were install, d
on Monday. Their first act was >
elect, a new board of trustee , . i
of the old board having r.-sig: 1
exeeot Mr D. 11. Clark 1 9
new board elected is as foilo;. :
VV. Ii. Hea, VV. J. Bunch, l?6Br.
Burt, VV. G. Orr. Mr. Clark
will continue on the board n: I
his term expires. These gett -
men are all interested in thescb* o; •
and wiil do their best in itfc io
Miss Kate Kiucanuou left Tu
day for Columbus, wli -re >' • *
take a post-graduate eorrs- n
Latin and the higher E.-gi i
branches at the 1. I iS: (’ of -
she is an alumna.
The Twentieth dentin » ] . •>
wa* delightfully e-ntertai ’• 1 •
Mrs. R. B. Clark on Pridav \ -
ing last. This was the -
meeting at which the ronT
are permitted to be pre*. nt .. 1
0 — n — c
life. Ii is said that on fl
casions all insidious remark' at 1
animadversions upon the "h
and imperfections of 1m m n’"v
biped are eschewed and be - •
with bewitching smiles and a
ishments. On this occasion 1
of them present were royally •• -
tertained and made happy. •
event was a decided sue .id
Mrs. Clark received many eniupii
ments for the rare treat wh ch she
l gave the Club ami its guests.
Mr. Addison.). Hall, a natme
of Ohio and a veteran of the I’nion
Army, died on Sunday uighr h e
and was buried on Tuesday in t ?
cemetery here. Rev. S. A Brow •,
conducted the funeral st rvi *
from the Methodist church f $
which he is pastor. Mr. Hull h A
resided in our village for s^vc al
years aud was highly respec d
and esteemed. He. was about s.. -
i ty-three years old and died of
i Bright’s dtsease from which he
I had suffered for several years. He
was a quiet, unobtrusive cit^ea
1 and au upright and honorable
j man. He left a wife aud several
1 children who are in grief over .. s
death and the severe illnes* of a
daughter, who cahrt'ot long
vive her father. The enure cota
munity join in sympathy for the
afflicted family over their beitave
> .jpeut and lament the sad qpuuitiuu
left by tb$ir father’s death.
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