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* • THE TIIPKI.Q JOURNAL. I 31.50 per Annum. “BIsJ JUfriT AND FICAU NOi " $1.50 pet Annu ___^________________ __ \ VOL. XXXII. TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY MARCH 10, 1905. NUMBER 49 Mail Orders Wholesale & Retail • The manager of our Mail Order Department is an expert in that line and your order by mail will receive the same conscientious and individ f ual attention that you would were you to come to the store. We prepay express on all orders | of $5.00 or more. I Spring Shoes for Men, Women and Children All the new shapes, new toes, new heels — everything that is new and with hall-mark of style finds a resting place here. New Spring Skirts Arrived. 500 to select from, any size wan ted in stock. Newer, pr ettier patterns and as varied in style as they will be during the com ing season. The advance styles are being shown at such temptingly low prices as will i • induce early selections on your part. | A Sale of Men’s Trousers There were over 1000 pairs in this lot when B they were placed on sale—not so many now, j| because hundreds of men know a good thing ■ when they see it. They were gobbled up live | ly last week, but there are still plenty left— I all styles and sizes. For those who have, so n far, overlooked this opportunity, it represents | a special purchase of the surplus fall and P winter stock of a leading manufacturer. There fjj are two lots as follows: Trousers that were made to sell at $3.00 to y $3.50 and $4.00, at $2.35. Trousers that were made to sell at $2.50 to | $2.75 at $1.45. Bw^egpawgm^aazszas _ - II ■ —I— ■ Ilf The Small Account Many people think because their business is small that a bank does not want to be bothe.ed with it. They are mistaken so far as this bank is concerned. We welcome the small account as cordially as we do the large ones. One Dollar Will Start an Account o Paid on Savings Accounts, o Paid on Time Deposits. tank* Trust Co TUPELO, MISS. Men’s Hats and Caps Our entire stock of Men’s Hats and Caps we now offer at from 25 to 50 per cent be low our already low cash prices. Now is the time to buy a hat or cap if you can find one to suit you in our large stock—we guarantee the price to suit. Surprise Store Negro Woman Burned. Viola Forbes, wife of Charlie Forbes, colored, was burned to death at noon Saturday. The family lived on the farm of John Hubbard one mile southwest of town in a cabin one hundred yards from the residence of Mr. Hubbard. Mrs. Hubbard saw the woman when she first came out of the cabin running towards X? house and directed her daughter and a negro woman to get buckets of water to throw on her when she came up. The frantic womae ran up and knocked the bucket of water out of the honds of Miss Hubbard and grabbed her. She released herself from the clutches of the burning woman who turned and ran back to her cabin. When she was reached her body was burned to a crisp and within a short time she was dead. To the Piblic. The following agreement en tered into by Fulton & McLeran and the St Clair-Wylie Drug Co. to take effect at once: Soda water, ice cream soda water, coco cola and other 5 and 10c drinks will not be delivered to the resident portion of the city for the following reasons: First, it takes up too much time of the porter who is con stantly needed; second, it re quires too many waiters, glasses' spoons, etc. As the practice of ordering fountain drinks sent out has become so common that ’tis quite inconvenient to comply. Trusting that the public will appreciate the situation, we are Very truly, FULTON & McLERAN ST CLAIR-WYLIE DRUG CO Bottled drinks and ice cream in boxes excepted. The greatest lecturer living, Ex. Hoy. Bob Taylor at Tupelo Opra Kou-»e Mon day Mftrcb 13 th. ft Miller’s Big lep’t. Store Spring newness Prices Chat | In evidence everywhere Awaken profound interest Scarcely a train enters the city from the north or east but what brings us something new from the great fashion centers. To get acquainted with our prices and merchandise is the most profitable and interesting thing you can do. Men’s Furnishings. Spring furnishings are now being show n in great variety, our showing of shirts being worthy of particular praise. The Regent and Manhattan which we control exclusively, form the strongest line ever gotten together. j Regent Shirts The 1905 line of this peerless make is now complete. 63 dozen arrived last week. Colored and white imported Madras, Zeph yrs and other fine imported shirtings, made up in pleated and plain negligee style, separ ate or attached cuffs, $1.50 and $1.00. Colored printed Madras and white Madras Negligee Shirts with one pair of separate cuffs, biggest value on earth, 50c. White and Fancy Vests ^ A nice pair of T -ousees a; th1 above price f and a nice Vest at the >rhei wnieh follow would involve but a oia .11 outlay. But, my, f how it would brighten up one’s wardrobe! I Men’s $1.50 Vests - 90c f Men’s $2.00 Vests - - - $1.20 | Men’s $2.50 Vests - - - $1.50 f Men’s $3.50 Vests - - - $2.10 L Men’s $4.00 Vests - - - $2.40 k Men’s $5.00 Vests - - - $3.00 | Men’s $6.00 Vests - - - $3.60 Men’s $7.00 Vests - - - $4.20 | The Little Boy That Died. BY MAUD K. LILLY. [n memory of little Eugene C. Strain, who went to Jesus, March 6, 1905. ^down the daisied pathway, where but yesterday we roved, riie sunshine gleams resplendant on the flowers that he loved; rhe grasses bend to meet the breeze that gently round them plays And o’er the tiny violets the yellow jonquil sways. The azure of the dome above reflected in his eyes, Was heaven’s own blue wherein we saw a glimpse of Paradise; And in the fleeting, baby smile and dimples nestling there, God lent a touch of angel grace to charm us unaware! «■ But now he lies there silent, on a couch Of lilies fair; And within a darkened chamber where no sunbeams kiss his hair, Nor light of love, nor gladness can his countenance illume, Where the Reaper with his sickle reigns in state amid the gloom. We have stifled in our bosoms all the anguish and the woe; We have tried to bear it bravely and have said “ ’Tis better so,” But tears will rise, unbidden from the heart that’s full of pain. As the bitter thought arises ‘‘we shall see him ne’er again.” Never 'mid the nodding daisies that would beckon as he’d pass, Never ’mid the graceful fern fronds Or the tall, rank meadow grass, In his little soiled fpink pinafore, or dainty muslin dress, For a tiny mound of earth is all that’s left us to caress! Does he miss the smiling flowers in the land where he is now? Does he think of meadow daisies, with a crown upon his brow? With God’s angels bending o’er him, and God’s music on his tongue, Does he ever pause to miss us, or th< songs whicn we have sung? In that land of light and beauty naughl can grieve his peaceful breast, ‘‘Where the wicked cease from troub ling and the weary are at rest,” But oh! God, while with thine angels h< is singing side by side, Our poor, human hearts are longing foi the little boy, that died! _ » Roberts-Cullins At the home of the bride near Man tachie, Miss Laura Cullins was marriei to W. C. Roberts, Rev. Ward of th< Methodist church officiating. Thebridi is a young lady who is exceedingly popu lar on account of her gracious manner: and kindness of heart. The groom i a successful young business man o Anniston, Ala., where the happy coup! will reside. Address of Colonel W. L. Clayton at Dedication of New Courthouse At the request of many who did not hear my speech on the first day of court, and of some who did, I have prepared same for publication. W. L. CLAYTON. Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citi zens; The old has passed away, and behold! all things have become new. Tupelo and Lee county have donned their new habilia ments. In our county many of the old residences and homesteads, which have come down to us from the days of the Colbert brothers, have passed out of ex istence, and new and more mod ern ones have taken their places. Tupelo, especially, has cast otf the old and clothed herself in new apparel. The old churches have been cast to the moles and the bats, and new and greater ones have taken their places. Many of the old residences have been pulled down and replaced by more commodious mansions; and one by one the old faces have vanished, and new ones have come among us. And now, sir, the old Court House, around whose history cluster many fond memories, hath passed into his tory, and is succeeded by this magnificent structure, which we today dedicate to the God of i his great loving heart and sympa thetic nature was at all times ready to plead the cause of the widow and contend for the rights of poor orphans without reward. By Col. Beene’s side, and a former partner of his, sat the eloquent divine, and not less el oqent and learned lawyer, the Rev. Auther B. Bullard; ungainly of person, with deep setpierceing eyes, in a broad and lofty head; a man with powerfnl influence with the people, and strong in the presentation of legal argument before the courts. He was a great advocate, and and who came as near making his client’s cause his own as any lawyer I have: known, unless it be Col. Blair. ! Over by his elbew were the two Owens, Benjamin L. and D. W. Owen. B. L. Owen was a g'ood lawyer, striking his adver sary hard blows, and being sure to trip him up if he left any gap j f own even to the dotting of an i or! the crossing of a t. Rather small if person, with jet black hair, and , in his dress scrupulously neat at ill times. D. W. Owen, and who was miversally called “Buck” Owen, j ,vas a poet, an orator and a states- ' nan as well as a lawyer. He had j i magnificent physique, with : iroad and massy head, large daz-j 1 — -O n 4- lx /x f 1 Uli; tj aim luv wi i vx iv prince, yet the poorest and most nimble were welcome at his lome, and he was approachable ,1 :o all. His eloquence was of that electric character that thrilled lis audience from center to cir cumference, and the crowds who leard him were movee to and fro, is grain ripe for the reaper is 1 moved before the wind. Nor was j! ie less a soldier and a patriot < chan a lawyer, orator, poet and ; statesman; but, when the south- : and was endangered, he marched 11 co her assistence and attempted j •escue to the music of his own : martial poetry, and sacrificed his j! • ft ht-i altar, while leading < lis company in the charge on the < iloodly field of Murfreesboro. Of the younger set of lawyers • chen serging to the front, was ; lames J. Lindfcley, rough hewn, | i out kind hearted and noble, gen-' i jrons to a fault, oving his friends 1 ivith an undying fove, brave as a ; ion, unswerving in his integrity, ;i ligh minded and t: re. He, too, ost his 1 fe on the bloody and dis astrous field of Jonesboro, in the • chickest of the fight, leading his < company, of which he was a lieu cenant as was Buck Owen. Thus Dwen and Lindsey t nt on ‘fame’s eternal camping ground Marmaauke M. Shelley, over in the corner there, of massy build, 1 "ound black eyes, with the voice of a Jenny Lind for singing charmed lis friends, and by his wonderful fund of anecdotes moved all to laughter and good fellowship. As adjutant of his regiment, he marched and charged in the thick est of the fight from Shiloh to to Franklin without a wound, and then came home to die of a lingering disease contracted in the camp. And what shali i say of Jasper N. Mitchener. Poor Jappie! Lov ing and tender and true, as brave as" the bravest, as loyal as the most loyal. But when we all marched off forthe iield of coflict, the hectic flush had touched his justice, in a general way, we | may say, the fond and cherished j < memories of the old are ever a benediction to us; but sir to one < who stands as I do to day, as the last representative of the old, ; the crowding scenes are almost too much for me. Amid the wreck and ruin of the old, I stand in the new as its only remaining repres- : entative, like some tree in the midst of the field, whose branches have been lopped and whose bark has fallen away from age and decay, looking and listening fop the last storm that shall cast it to the ground forever. When, sir, I forget the new, and the old comes crowding in upon me in panoramic view, painting the scenes of long ago, “I feel like one who tread alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose light are tied, whose garlands dead, And all but he deserted.” My memory streches over and j beyond the old here, and fixes it’s \ grasp upon the old county of j ( Itawamba, from whose territory j most of ours was acquired in the j making of our own county, and j there, on the first Monday of March, 1859, the lamentet Gen. | Finley and I were admitted to the j bar as practitioners of law in the old court house at old Fulton, and were received into a galaxy of noble spirits of the old time gen tlemen, who were ready to receive us into the arms of their brother hood. Sir, if I had but one of those noble spirits standing by my side i in the flesh here and now, I would say to him— “Fling me a picture” of those scenes, “For well I know thou canst” and “I’ll listen till my fancy hears The clang of swords, the crash of spears And my free spirit burst away, As if it soared from battle fray.” But, sir, in this respect I am not so well situated as the outlaw ed chieften, Roderick Dhue, for he had the minstrel Allen Bane, from the lonely lake and classic isle to paint the scenes ‘ ‘when met Viio olan thp Savon mierht. ” cneeic, ana mo nacK.ng cuugn had so weakened his frame that he was compelled to return to the old home near Mooresville, and drop into the ground instead of offering up his life on the altar of his country, the dear Southland, as he desired to do. The picture is now painted, save one more stroke of the brush. Iu the midst of that group, which rises to my mind’s eye with vivid distinctness today, there is a rather small man, almost delicate, with well rounded forehead, no ble in bearing, genial in compan ionship. not gifted in speech, but a well grounded lawyer, with welll prepared and charmingly written papers in all his causes, but especially in chancery, and princely in the symplicity of his home life, Jeptha Robins, the he friend of all mankind. He who knew him loved him, and he who loved was loved again, if worthey. Here are my first loves in the law; but, sir, like the old court house, they have been succeeded by the new, but, with all due re spect for the new, I cannot say they transcend the old as the new court house does the old. But, sir, what has the old done for us, and in what respect has she extended her influence abroad The man who stood by my, side when I took the oath as an at torney hail fellow well met with and, when death had released him from the guardroom at Stir ling castle, to pour the weird re quium o’er his bier, and mourn “clan Alpin’s honored pine.” But, being the only one left re maining, in default of a comrade, who could do it better, I must in my feeble way paint you a picture of the old. Yonder at the right, sits Major W. W. Gaither, with lofty forehead, erect as a chief tan, head and body careened backward a comley face, calm and unruf fled amid every storm of forensic contest, having a loveable dispo sition, a judicial mind, and a home loving look that was a benedic tion to all who came in touch with him. , , Next to him was the then Dis trict Attorney, Russell 0. Beene, the prince of good fellows, with . hair unkept and careless of dress, but with a proud and lofty ' step, who, in his palmiest days, was the peer of any prosecuting attorney that ever held the office; of the people, from the people, for the people; genial and com [ panionable, strong in argumen tation, clear and lofty in concep tion and eloquent in peroration; a dangerous adversary in legal contests, but a helpful and val , uable ally; ever ready to help the weak and to raise the fallen, and every body, strong with the peo' pie, never defeated for office unsurpassed with the juries foi strength and influence, grew, flourished, lived and struggled, hoped and died amid the old. Immediately after the war be tween the states, Col. John A. Blair came to the old from old Tishomingo, received all his legal training in the conflicts and con tests of the new, a strong man, learned in the law, powerful in presenting facts, devoted to his proffession and to the interests of his clients; impetnons, but honorable and upright, giving hard blows and fearing no foem man in the forensic war a hard worker, a brave and chrivalrous soldier, he left his impress with the old. The old gave to Florida a chief justice in the person of Harvy M. Mabry, to the lone star state, an attorney General in Thomas S. Smith, a district attorney and law Professor to Arkansas in Sam M. Taylor and Frank M. Goar. The old took from their swadling clothes Ed. L. Russell and his brother Ado aijah J. Russell, and launched :hem into broader fields of use fulness and honor; and the elder, princely in his cordiality to his friends and associates, both of :he bar and at the old Verona aome, the old has followed and 1 1 !• 1 i 1*1 * J • kVaiciicu ciiinu puwiiuua >f honor and trust in the Mobile md Ohio Rail Road company, md she has ever rejoiced as he leld on and gained more, and iow the new is ready to receive aim into her loving embrace, and lelp to speed him on to still high er honors and loftier positions. The younger, commonly callep ‘Jud,” the old watched with in ;erest and loving sympathy in all lis conflicts as he moved toward ;he goal; and when ever and anon ie came back to us with that learty hand grasp and beaming countenance which drove trouble md sorrow away the old felt that >he had a loving son returning ;o the old home to honor and florify the parents. The old saw him advance to positions of lonor and trust in the rail road company, and other positions in >ur state, with joy and gladness \nd sir, when the old had decid ed and the people of the state also had it in their minds and learts to crown him with ad litional honors, in the midst of a lash of glory and splendid achievement, at the close of a nagnificent address at Oxford oefore the graduating class, he iteraliy “wrapped tne drapery >f his couch about him and lay lawn to pleasant dreams.” “Jud Russell was a magnificent man; a magnetic fellow, strong in his affections, strong in his purposes strong in his hopes and strong in he hearts of the people. The old gave him to the state, but she hath received back double. In 1855. I became acquainted with a young man at old Rich ncnd, then in Itawamba county now in Lee, by the name of John D. Williams, and in those golden lays in that splended old town, sat by his side at the same school lesk for two years while we were pursuing our studies. When the war came, he enlisted, and served with distinction, and was promo ted to the position of Lient. Col. of his regiment, was captured at the battle of Atlanta, and heid in a northern prison 'till the close 3f the war; and tnen came ouck and begun the practice of law as a partner with me at old Ful ton, later he moved to Tupelo, and practiced here in the old, be ing a sound lawyer, a rnan of few words, but one of action, cour teous and gentlemanly in all his intercourse with his fellow law yers, and when the summons came from the old here to the new up yonder he was a can didate for District attorney with fair prospects of success. He was reallv a military man in in his feelings and proclivitesi and his mantle has fallen on his son, who is now a Capt in the United States army. Maj. Harvey C. Medford was another whom the old reared and cherished and sent home only a few years ago. He was the most studious lawyer the old ever reared, examining all the changes in the different codes and statues, and noting their con structions by the Supreme Court, a fine scholarly old time gentle man, being learned in the Latin Greek, and Spanish languages, a boon companion, a man of many friends, Mayor of the town of Tupelo for many years, and after ward a member of the state Legislature, and honest, faitfu and true in all positions. I had two lawyer brothers of the olden time, James S. Clayton and Thomas J. Clayton. The younger only practiced for a few years, and then went into the mercantile business, and after that removed to Texas where he 1 still lives. The elder was admit ted to the bar at old Fulton in the fall of 1866, he then living at Verona, in this county, and was at once associated with me in the practice, and sat by my side in sunshine and in cloud for eleven years in the old, holding up my hands and nobly doing his part in the partnership until 1879, when he too, removed to Texas, and now, sir, amid the wreck and ruin of a home made deso late by the loss of his companion he sits alone, waiting for the footfall of the last messenger, and listening for the rustling of the wings that shall call him away. The old, both of court] house and friends, have gone like the flowers of spring, but I thank God the fragrance of the broken flower ever remains and the per fume thereof only grows sweeter as the years go by. And now, sir, that the old has passed away, what shall we ac complish in the new? “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth under standing. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchan dise of silver, and the gain there of than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things which thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left, hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is everyone that re taineth her.” If this wisdom, sir, which cometh down from above, shall overshadow him who shall wear the ermine, and shall sit on the wool sack, and if it so saturate and permeate the bar of the new that they shall at all times consider themselves the assistants of the judiciary in ar riving at proper results in legal contests, the golden days, which are generally considered the days of long ago, will peer out in the administration of law in the near future 01 the new, and it will be said the erection of this magnifi cent structure was not in vain. If I might be permitted to look into the future of the new and paint her picture, as I have at tempted to do that of the old, I would say so long as I can see the ermine worn on shoulders such as > ours, sir, and the young broth iiocd of lawyers, who have grown up round me, and entwined them selves about my heart, shall re member to walk and talk in wis dom’s ways, assisting the judges in their work, and so long as the yoemanry of the country, the great commonality of our citi zenship, shall become and re main intelligent and virtuous, 1 would say the picture would be like “apples of gold in pictures of silver,” and some good day, some golden day, in the not distant future, the war of words which we too often wit ness in the court house would be a thing of the past, and the mel 1/Av»nim rtf' noono WAiilfl overshadow us with her benig nant wings; and finally, the new would so far surpass the old that it would only be used for holiday gatherings of the people to dis cuss the common interests of all. I can scarcely hope to see this day in my time. For I am well aware that it will not be long ’till the brotherhood will be called upon in the new to speak words of condolence of the old as I shall go to rest. But, brethern, when that time comes, let me ask you that it not be done in a perfunc tory way, but with warm hearts, and teary eyes, and whatever else you may say, I trust you will be able to bear testimony to the fact that I have always sustained the honor, of the profession, and demeaned my self as the guild has always required. Seeing you Mr. Allen, in this presence I will say if the time should ever come that I should have to bear testi mony to your loss, which I hop© may never be, I shall bring to your bier warm and loving words and an aching heart; and, to the young brotherhood of lawyers who have grown up and wound their tendrils round me, and with whom I have salways lived in peace and good fellowship, let me say, reach out in the new to ward higher achievements and the accomplishment of more lofty purposes than we have been enobled to reach in the old And now, sir, as the presiding judge of this judicial district, take hold of the new gavel, and let you and us dedicate this new building to right and justice and make it the means in our hands of the betterment of the people, and the glory of the future of this grand old county, named in honor the greatest chief ten in the annols of military achieve ment.