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THF) T1IPKI.O journal. ^1.50 per Annum. “ BE J UST AND FJEA.R NOT1. ” $1.5Q per Annvl. -- , ... . , - .-■■■ y—. ■ ■ - ---- . .. - .— .- - VOL. XXXII. TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 1905, NUMBER 42 r*,mmiihi'i *?mywmsmrX? I Mail Orders Mil I CDV MILLER’S Are filled and shipped I V I I I >■ I 1% . J Wholesale and Retail same day as received. ^ Undersells all Prices that talk Truth and Saving Opportunities. These otters are bona fide \ reductions f om regular prices—unmolested sections from stock We want to make the stock ns light as possible when we take it up, hence these big reductions j IOuercoast. One lot Bovs $3 50 Overcoats, broken sizes, 4 and 5 only, $1 85. Choice of the all wool $3 00 Kerseys, $1 75. Dressing Sacques. Eiderdown Sacques trimmed with all wool fv Zephyr and sold for $1 50, now 95c. ttlbite and Taney Uests. including full Dress and tuxedo. All Men's $1 50 Vests at $1 15. All Men’s 2 00 Vests at 1 50. All Men’s 2 50 Vests at 1 05. All Men’s 3 00 Vests at 2 25. All Men’s 3 50 Vests at 2 05, All Men’s 4 00 Vests at 3 00. All Men’s 5 00 Vests at 3 75. IMingbam Curtains, j * SI 25, all uew and choice patterns, any pair | worth 25 per cent more the advertised price. ji $1 50 end $1 85 a pair, very excellent qual- | ities, in a large variety of new patterns. Renaissance Lace Curtains were So 00 a pair g now $3 40. 7/fen’s Suits. I Men’s $7 50 Suits at SO 00. 2j Men’s 10 00 Suits at 8 00. Men’s 12 50 Suits at 10 00. | Men’s 15 CO Suits at 11 50 |j Men’s 18 00 Suits at 13 50. men’s Shirts, j 75c Madras Shirts at 48c. j.'; $1 00 Madras Shirts at 75c. $1 50 Madras Shirts at $1 19. All Men’s B 00 Vests at 4 50. AH Men’s 7.00 Vests at 5 00 men’s Crou$er$. Men’s 81 50 Trousers at $1 20 Men's 2 00 Trousers at I 05 Men’s 2 50 Trousers at 195. Men’s 3 50 Tron«3rs at 2 75. Men’s 4 00 Trousers at 3 00. matting Department Largest in the €ity. Dou’t walk on the cold, bare door this win ter when you can buy a roll of Matting con taining forty yards of the best cotton warp mat ting at 20c a yard. After the matting is down, Sget a few of these beautiful Smyrna rugs and put on the door. 29 x 52 inches - . - $1 25 30x60 inches - - SI 95 36 x 72 inches - - - $2 95. V e also have sonm t plendid art squares for your dining room ; size 9 x 12. Prices range from §28 00 to $6 75. embroidery. s We sell inure popular pricrd Embrokh lien than all the other stores in Tupelo combined. This is no idle boast, ocr purchases will prove its truthfulness 20c enbroidery at ioc , I Over 5900 yards of Embroideries, (> to 14 in. j§ wide, and worth fully 15c to 20c a yard, toinor- ^ row a yard 10c. ioc enbroidery at sc f Over 2300 yards of fline Embroidery, edties 4 and iuseatings to match, worth 10c a yard, to- £ morrow 5c Not a single piece of Embroidery of- | fered in this sale was in our store on f i \ Christmas day; every yard a new nmn- f ber. See window display. (MILLER MERCANTILE COJ 1 CORNER flAIN & BROADWAY l I Tupelo . 2x^CIss | i ■—■... . — ———^mewaaa— TAL < OF TUPELO! Is the Great After Xmas Clearing Sale § Now in Progress at the Surprise Store I L\ei^ day during the past week our store has been crowded, and although we had extra clerks engaged for the occasion we were powerless to wait on om customers as promptly as we would have liked. To those who were ’ inconvenienced we tender our regrets and beg to state that during the % lemainder of this sale we will endeavor to do belter in this respect. We i have been too busy during the past few days to prepare an elaborate ad for this week s issue of the JOURNAL, so will merely mention two items out of the many bargains we are offering. | ( Fine Jackets | These jackets come in Light Colois, Tans, blacks and Reds. They are all hand-tailored and some lined with satin and some with Su- j rah silk. Iu the latest styles, both tight and j loose fitting, some with and some without belts. We carry a full line of sizes. We have sold dozens of these jackets, some as high j us $15 00 and none W0 M less than $10 00. To W ^11 close out. the remain- i ^^B der we price them this | J week only at - - I --- Golf Capes We have all sizes and colors. They are woveu from the best wool, artistically made, **some with jingle and some with double SBpes. We won’t say that they are the very latest creations. We have bought them as they jj . are and at a price thatdetiies | competition. Well worth from > $3 50 to $3 00. We place them on sale for one week at the uu- ; heard of low price of - - ¥ | THE SURPRISE STORE “.'.Hiwnvtotfli'ffj* i > fi North Sprint Street , Tupelo, Miss. : i—■ ■Mini ■ i —i nwmmmmwmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm A FINE IDEA. t — ' At its meeting ou the first ol thi* month, at the Rankin county farm, it was decided by the Board s *»f Control that some radical changes should be made in the ; modus operandi of the convicl [ management of ti.e State. As is j well kuown the Raokiu and Oakley | farms, which are owned by the State, are so' in the delta. They belong to what is kuowu as sandy land farms and are better adapted to stock glowing than to the pro duction of cotton. These farms have been cultivated by the state ever since they were purchased which was done under Governor Stone’s administration. They have not been found to be as profitable as the delta lauds. It was decided at this meeting that they should be turned iuto stock farms and de voted to the growing of hay, grain, potatoes, hogs, cattle, horses and sheep. Fifty or sixty mares will he bought at once and put to mule raisin? It is the intention of the A GREAT NEED. i Tupelo needs more houses for people to live iu This is glaringly apparent now and every day it becomes more so. A fewjdays since we were informed by a leading real estate man oft lie city that hit. firm had daily applications from a half dozen to a dozen persons who want to rent dwellings. He inform ed us that there would be no dif ficulty iu letting as many houses as could be built on all the eligible vacant lots in the city. All that part of the city that lies near the l business center is already congest ed with population. Lots can scarce ly be procured in this locality and the few that could be bought ! aie held at figures that would strike I amazement into, t^e minds of ob servers from the great cities of tiie laud. The way to build a city is to afford opportunities for settlers to either buy or rent houses at rea sonable figures. When one visitoi i driven away from any place by startling prices a half dozen others are kept away by his experience. Our city is now beginning to feel the effects of high prices for lots nat /4 /I ... Itltin /«n ^1^ U ■ - La .mf 4 K n board to supply, iu this way, the demand of the state for mules, for ty or fifty of which are bought every year for use on its farms. It was also decided that on these farms should be made all of the corn, hay ai d meat required by the state. When this has been ac complished then all the cotton is to be planted that can be conveniently tended and gathered. In this way the farms are to he first made self * sustaining and then all the cotton is to be made that can be by the convicts. The state has now on hand, of last jeais crop, about eighteen hundred bales of cottou. The board decided that it would be un wise to sell it at, present prices. It did not think its *ale either wise ! or just at this time, as the example [of the state would be closely watched and would exert a Urge luflueuce on the farmers as to their action with regard to the cotton which they now have an hand. Be tween three thousand and four thousand bales have already been sold at remunerative prices and the boat'd thought that th« state could web afford to hold what it now has on baud for bettev pric-s. It is apparent iItut this is liie prevailing idea with all notion gtoweis and the board tin •light it would be im prudent to hi e ik it. TlieB >ar<l of Control line, in our opinion, acted wisely in all these matters and s ruck the kev note of the present embarrassing r-ttoa tiou of the cotton growers. In a nutshell, it has decided to produce all the necessaries for subsisting i«n M <i nniiiu^u, x uio * ‘ • iii/u vuu case with business bouse*. Plenty of them can be had at reason able rates. But it, is the dwelling that attracts aud secures the settler aud m»t the business bouse. We have heard of numbers of desirable peo pin who would remove here if suitable dwelliugs, at fair rates, could be procured. One of our leading manufacturers told us. re cently that be is having difficulty now iu keepiug an adequate sup ply of operatives to run his facto ry because of the scarcity of houses aud the high rentals demanded for th«m. This class of our population demands comfortable bouses at rentals corresponding to their wages. If tiiev can not be procured our factories must suffer The ex traordinary growth of Tupelo dates from the installation of our big cotton mill aud it has re-eived a fresh impulse from the opening of each new industrial plant These institutions are the life of the emu muuity. Upon their success rests, in large degree, tin* prosperity of til® entire rommuntfi. The* .lniir Hill wants f,i> see all tile plants a' re t ly here d > wll aid woic* to! See as iuhmv nmr ■ coin.* as can h secured.; If horn *a at reasonable rates i‘ini 1> * found here ntl|e|-., will come. B it if such homes a> are suited to ooermives can not lie obtained the others can not be ax peeted. We trust our lot owners and monied men may consider the s’tnation herein refered to and the convics mix! then grow nil the Colton that, cun he made bv them This plan commends itself by its plain common sense, and if it should be adopted as the rule to govern every individual interested, would prove a master stroke of policy. If the cotton groweis would grow nil the provisions tlr* tllM\ Milt and all tile mules i ll.-y tlse they would fast become the richest class of producers oil earth We are pr.it'd to sec tha: Mississippi’s B aid of Control has been the first formula!* a sensible plan, • asv practice, and to decide to put n > . execuuou by its own action for f* bevmg the sitUHtntii. rtliS hit uishes one more of he numerous examples which our people have given of their beiug competent to 'ead in all matters of domestic as well as political economy. meet it promply Mini with public spirited action. Lyceum Course Parties who desire course tick ets can buy them from the under I signed. Double ticket* admitting >w<» par’!-*, $3 1H), -1 b> tickets $2 00, reserved *••*' Ttiecmrse consists of 'hree artrac.'ions. Hen drickson & JiosHtii. m gicians, Haw'lt rne Ms:-ic*i P’uh and Ex Gov. Bob Taylor If vti want good seats, «: <11 on or write n>e quick R II. Mul ien, T t> o I's Sngar Cane Gr»wers Contention At Montgomery, Ala. January 25-27 Low rates via M bile & Ol io R, R from points South of Dario, III, ' Apply to M. & O R R Agents for particulars. As the End of the Old Year is at Hand You will take steps to protect yourself against the losses and dangers of fire during the corning year. - I Will Take Care of Your Fire Insurance For you andjyour busiuess will receive iny appreciative as well as my careful attention. George L. Snowden jREAL ESTATE AND INSURHNCE Office up Stairs in Armstrong’s New Building, Tupelo I . ' ■ V. . . , : ’ , ■ '' .. . : ■1 ■PVMHaMNHMHaMaHMMHMaHBB HARRY LINN. Harry Linn, the sleek fellow, who passed a worthless check ou the Read II >nse of this city and was arrested in New Orleans foi doing it, was given a preliminary hearing before Judge Pounds on Monday and was committed to jail in default of liuil in the sum ot three hundred dollars- I lie young mau is languishing in confinement for his siu and is likely to remain so until Circuit Court. A letter has been received by Sheriff Kelley from Horace A. Smith, of York Springs, Pa. seek tng such information ns tie can give about his prisoner. Mr. Smith states several instances of Linn’s rascality and declares him a dau gerous person to be turned loose upon a civilized people. He says that Liun is a distant relative of his, by kinship, and regrets that he is so remote from him b5’ cor poreal absence that he cauuot get hold of him Linn seems to be a practiced criminal who confines his dealiugs to forging checks and beating hotels. In this profess iouhI business he lias misunder stood the people whom he has met iu Dixie and has been unfortunate in being a little too bold in some of his transactions. Afier reading the letter from Mr. Smith Judge Pound decided that he would raise his bond, feariug that Linn might, in some way, get hold of the $300.00 and deposit it for his ap pearance and skip Liun frankly admitted having passed the forged check on Mr. Read. Verily, the way of the transgressor is hard and surely will thy siu find thee out. -- BUY GOOD OIL Why use a cheap, smoking oil in your lamps which is tujurious to your eyes when you can buy National Light oil that does not smoke or blacken the chimney. No offensive odors, Accept nothing just as good, National Light oil is absolutely tlie best. For sale at 25 cents per gallon exclusively in Tupelo bv Trice Raymond iidw. (5*. -e Small Wreck. List S ,11,1-n- tr-h- *• l»» 7 la pas sen •«*>• ir tin unnro'ii-liHil • h • it issing of 'lie Kiinciiit ran ti.*i>n mi open switch Hi <1 colli'ted xvifli home box (»rs tIlHt Mere xtail lilig H|> 'll III" switch. Tlie ■41|■ .r-U tiimlileil lip (li ngs on I lie passen ger train eimsiilerHlilv. I Ml r • I i«I not jn frefmiv ei-is injiirv uito'i any pn seng '■ M1 XV cm at s, Judge Sx kes' court 4i,.innrr.iplier. xva« liiid'v brni-ed nnd reiiiiniriirily il:snbed. A HreiuilU on M, X it a negro, Iim• t Iiiia arm broke i The Inliles anil dialo-s Mini glasHxvare of the Cafe c.-ir wer tn-s. il into confusion nnd c nsiiteralily broken up. II n xv Ihe 4ix iirli xx as lefr open lines not seem to lie known. There xvns a chance for a te nons wreck, liiit as the passenger train hail slowed n(> for thecrossing it did not do much d im i e -• Be sure aud see me befoie giving out, your plumbing or tewer work. I can save you future trouble as well as mon ey. It ouly takes a postal coad to have me call to 6ee you at any time «ud place. C- T*7\ HeT*7"itt. House and Lot for Sale at a ttirgun One of the h-'wt locutions in the town of Verona. fine neighborhood, the lot embraces 3% more or less aeres, partly soiled in Berm ml) grass. Pvellimr con tains 4 large and 2 am *11 rooms. Fim cistern pure water. Will s II this plac* at a bargain, terms easy. For further information cali on or address M. 0. BLYTHE Verona, Miss. 12, 10, '04. 3 t STHAYED—One small sho it with large white spot on right side—bind | out whit). Notify Worth Gardner. St. Clair-Wylie Drug Co. From tbe articles of association which we print in another column today, it will be seen ibnt we are to have another draff store in the city. It will be located in tbe fine building nt the corner of Spring and Troy streets which already contains fi^e fixtures and accesso ries for the business. The gentle idpu composing the company have abundant means and their charac ter is a guarantee that tbe concern will be first class in every particu lar. Messrs. St. Clair and Wylie have had long experience as phar maceutists and they are popular, efficient and pleasaut gentlemen which will draw to them a large support. We wish for them all the success to which their merits entitle them. Amos Bearden Dead. Pale deAth with an impartial foot. Rocks at the Palaces of the rich and cottages of the poor. The snbjet of thin sketch was born uear Birmingham, Ala. Sixty years ago, (lpnarterl t,hi« life in ftir.ninr*Ii»m Lne Co, Miss, December 30th, A. D. 1904. Bro tt«arJeu enlisted in the Confederate Army, when a mere youth and followed the flag of his country through some of the most sauguinary battles of the war, in cluding Ft Donaldson, Perry, ville, Nashville, Murfretburough, and others. Hs was possessed of many redeeming traits of charac. ter, led an exemplary life as a cit izen a gool neighbor, kind and an affectionate husband, a loving father. The fondest hopes of life were centered in his family. The deoaased leaves a wife two single and nue married daughter, to mourn his loss. The entire com munity j >ins in sympathy with them iu their sad bereavement. Bro Beardens heaitb has been on the decline for a long time, but no oue thought the eud so near. lie dipd suddenly, near his house in the act of chopping wood, heart failure l»eing the supposed cattse of h:s death. A Friend. KpWEItAfiB. 'l l., i* .'it«ii.'turH luivc completed 1 lie • it?*1 ii iiiicx ni «• w cii.!•»* iii the city nnd mu Itiiv." ii I'l'i'" furi-eof IimihIh put line in rite niivillnrv Iiiich fur reni— I,..,. .— miiI ■ 1111•• i- 11iiililiii|C^. T'jc work III till" IH *i * II till. N Ii MM ori-llllicl MCVI nil mi m i Iim iiinl I in 4 Imu ilmic tlironch • i.i -1 ii.i«- l ilmr mul r tiimiv ififficnltirM. Shi i»Iin ii>rv Inlmr Iihm been exeeedimrly lilliriift lo |iriirurc mul the priee of it, Iih4 i< in |,im| *• x'lTiii naff lijMirpH. It lias liccn mu i-ui-tlc mill hii entirely unsatisfactory in all whvh that the con tract'ii-H have not fouiid their job profii alile Tie* wint t months are h bad lime f ir hi cli work cMj.ic nllv with the class of InhorerH thm are compelled to beeni* ployed in t his renon There remains h irreat deni to be done erf bcfine tlie rift's Hi-wers^e syst**m ean tented. If will In* tns*e*anr.T to ••ninplete tli“ water works svstem ip . p i In- »•» ci in.'" can lie used f*l«lnilt ' gum t lie il iip nil hvpi-tlip eitT anil Id- is hi itself, m gi. i t hie ji»‘i The pu >ii ir in id p'pes. tanks, « nks c!o§* •* - iiivnroiiee, lii th rooms, with all •iher ice ssu is. in as ninny houses as th r u p in T |i I" flint W'll want »o in cm mu -i hp ifniie in a short time. A' iliP'P i ii hlic works, when com— i te.l will work wonders for our fast t v loping c»y Oar hoard of mavor • "•I ald'-raieti did the riglis thing when ■ liey initiated them mill the people n*i In n» thanks for nutting them through. NOT GUILTY. • Hob McGmmkev, u deacon in a negro baptist Church neur Auburn, in this comity, was arrested and carried before Judge found. Inst Monday, charged with burning the building a abort time before. Hon. C. P. Long appeared aa counsel for the accused. A large number of the brethren of the church were wit nesses for aud against the unfortnuata lencnti The testimony ugainst him was not sufficient to warrant the presiding judge in binding him over to tbe Circuit i'ouct aud he discharged tbe deacon oa that charge. It developed, however, that w Iicii he was arrested, Constable Trapp found a nice pair of brass nucke in his overcoat pocket and this charge wns also preferred against him. The judge did not like this for he could not see why a deacon in the church should carry brass nucka around in hi* pocket. Kobe entered the usual hue of twenty ttve dollars against the descon which be gladly paid in order to iglno u |un»f from bia embarrassing situation aud save himself farther trouble, * + ['