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THE TUPELO JOURNAL.
__ —- . ■ - . .... '■■■■■ 1.1.1—- - ' ■ W--■ ' " ■ - * - ' ' ‘ 51.50 per Annum. "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT.” $1.50 per Anau * VOL. XXXV TUPELO. MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY MAY 17, 1907._NUMBER 8 I Trice-Raymond Hardware Co. I 9 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN lj | Everything in Hardware, Buggies, Carriages, Harness, Saddlery, Etc. |;; , ' -^5? •'5>TS'■’5"■T?"* -3» !2rZ8rZ>&r-^'•^■■^■^ ■-*r--3r\jr'^'-~---' ■*’'-■*•■*'•*r-‘*T'^-*r **"**"*' ■^'■^■^ 4 BUY NOW! i t | <b i I & | Good Honey Can | 1 Be Easiiy M e. f 1 I t ¥ I The Opportunity is | | THE ATWOOD TOWNSITE CO. offer the | ® choicest Business and Residence Lots at $ $ $35.00 to $75.00 each. Small cash pay= <g # ment down, balance on easy terms. See $ /i\ w # W. E. PEQUES, W. H. BERRY 1 § or SHELBY TOPP. $ fjr. jr. ^ ■>>. ■%. Jfr. \ 1 Right Up | I To This Evening j In Style, Snap and Fit is g our iine of | Schloss Bros. & Co. Clothing. | for men and boys. See them p j before buying elsewhere. [. Without a doubt you will | find the nicest and most up- | to-date line of % The Highest Class 1 Merchandise. | j ever shown in Tupelo now at g | Clay McOaughy V I TupelQ, Miss. g The Reason Why. An elderly lady who was look ing through the large mercantile establishment of our up-todate merchant, W. C. Dunn; picked up a small hand bag. ‘ ‘Are you sure,” she inquired of Mr.Dunn, “that this is real crocodile skin?” ‘‘Absolutely, certain, mad am,” replied Mr. Dunn. ‘‘I shot that crocodile myself.” ‘‘It looks rather soiled,” ob served his customer. ‘‘Naturally, madam,” explain ed Mr. Dunn, ‘‘that is where it struck the ground when it tum bled off the tree.”—Ex. LOST—Somewhere ontlje streets be tween my house and Mr. J Q Robins’ residence, a door key, oblong handle. Return to Annie Dickson. Gun t won Dr V G Gsrrb'e returned Saturday l.e:u A i:w where he had been look.ng after farming interest.—Miss Minnie McCorkle of Henderson, Term., has returned to resume her music class. —Curtis Hinds of Birmingham, Ala., is on a visit to home folks.—-Dr C M Walls of Booneville was mingling with friends here last week.—Masters John and Joe Foster of Verona are visiting their uncle, J T Foster, this week— : Miss Lois Mitchell has returned after several days visit to Booneville friends. : — Capt R B Epting visited a sick rela ; tive at Pontotoc Thursday and Friday, j —T R Stubbs of Baldwyn was here on : business Thursday.—W H Crenshaw | and Luther Hinds r ade a business trip to Lebanon Saturday.—J W Epting and wife visited their daughter, Mrs Dr McCain at Coldwater last week- —The editor of the Hot Times, G W Brown attended the fair at Baldwyn Monday. —Mrs Ruby Bonds Campbell of Obion. Tenn., is visiting her mother this week —Little Miss Eleanor Francis Hinds is visiting her grand parents.—Miss Fan nie Swafford of Verona is visiting rela tives here.—Miss Mary Gamble has returned from Jackson where she at tended a meeting of the D C. Wore History of the Town Creek ] Rifles. After a three month’s stay at : ;he hospital I received a furlough i ;o come home and then after a i stay of 5 months at home, I left lome in company with Capt. R. < ?. Thomas and Lieut. J. S. Car- ' >thers to return to the company’s leadquarters. We launched a '• 1 paddle log boat, armed with a i louble-barrelled shot gun and 3 '• ristols, at old Van Buren on the : rombigbee river, and set sail for : Demopolis, Ala. 1 could tell ; nany amusing incidents of this ;rip, but as Capt. Thomas and : Jeut. Co -others did not belong < ;o that company and as Lieut. C. las passed over tho river and is : low resting and w aiting under 1 ;he shade of the trees and beck ming us to follow on, I desist. < But when I got back some of: he boys told me that there had aeen no battles of any impor tance , but a great deal of the lardest picket duty we had ever lone, as the winter had been the nost severe on record Much of the time the thermometer had seen away below zero and snow Oeen over two feet deep for a month at a time, and when it started to melt it was to make room for more, and many of the boys became badly frost bitten, and not being allowed to have fire on the picket line, many of them succumbed to pneumonia. Lee’s ranks had been depleted so much that companies had to be consolidated, and while there were many desertions by reason of discouragement, I will say that there were no desertions from the T. C. R’s. While all wprp Hpnlptincr Tjpp’s ranks, the Federal ranks were being filled by recruits from all nations with bounty grabbers, and many new regiments of all nationalities and many regiments of runaway negroes had been ad ded in answer to Gen. Grant’s call for men enough to march on to Richmond and he would crush the rebellion, and as the Spring opened up, the hardest campaign of the war began. Gen. Grant launched his pon toons acroos the mdan river in 4 places and crossed over on a flank movement to our right, but Lee with a left wheel, threw his army across his path and met him square in front of four col umns and forced him to battle on a position chosen by Lee, in a densely timbered country cov ered with underbrush, called the Wilderness, which I will say vyas very disastrous to both armies and resulted in victory to Lee, in which the T. C. R’s. were a very important factor. When Lee’s whole army had ceased to move forward, and although the boys were fighting desperately, the whole line simultaneously came to a sudden halt and. wavering, seemed to be hesitating whether to retreat and give up the field and victory or rush madly on and stem the storm of shot and shell that seemed to be falling upon them like hail stones from the cloud of smoke; when the color bearer of the 2nd Miss, was shot dead, but the flag-staff was seiz ed before it fell to the ground by one John Davis of Co. F., who, leaping forward,exclaimed, “Boys, follow me!” and the gal lant _T M .Qtnnp sppincr thp sit;. uation, that if the 2nd Miss, went forward by itself, it meant destruction, gave the command in clear, loud arfd ringing tones, “Forward, men; steady, charge forward,” and other field officers catching up and extending the command in both directions, the boys moved on with the rebel yell and in a few moments the field was clear of yankees. De feat was turned to victory and Grant had started fresh troops on the march to turn our flank and cross the river at Spottsyl vania and thereby gain one more step toward Richmond. But Lee, being on the alert, left a few men to attend the, wounded and bury the dead, marched us all night, got to Spottsylvania, and choosing the position for both armies again, met grant again square in front. Grant massed his army and came at one point, seven columns deep and we, having gotten there about 2 hours ahead, had cut a few trees where we got one in the right place and took our bayonets and tin plates and dug some trenches for protection, and although it was not safe to stay there, the boys knew that it was safer there than it would be to leave there and have seven columns of men shooting them in the back, and although they charged us six or seven times, we stayed there un til Grant started for Richmond. (This is the place where the ar tillery of the yankees shot a forked oak tree 15 in. in diame ter off about 7 feet from the ground just in rear of a Miss. •egiment.) When I used to tell ny children this story they thought that papa was yarning, ind that we were fools for stay ng there, but it was safer to stay than it was to leave. By this time Grant had con duded that he could wear us out ?asier than whip us out, and ^ee’s army being so depleted and >o exhausted for want of a square neal and some sleep, that Grant started another flank for Rich nond, and Lee to a shorter route md threw his army across his iath at Cold Harbor near Gain’s Vlill and almost reversed the po sition of Lee and McClellan and irove Grant back farther down ;he Chickahominy river. Lee •ested for a time and Grant changed to McClellan’s old posi :ion and concluded to starve us )ut. So, we rested for the bal ance of the Spring. J. R. STOVALL. The Farmers Union. Those who are in touch with ;he Farmer’s Educational and 2o-operative Union of America ind its growth in Mississippi, re port a most phenomenal growth ind this is justified by the fig ares. Just thirteen months ago the organization was started in the state with a membership of 4500, and the work of upbuilding was at first slow, but Hie more the order added to its member ship and the more branches es tablished, the faster became its growth, until today President Bass reports a membership in this state of over 50,000. When first organized the Union went into debt to the extent ot M/b for the purpose of providing just the bare stationery and other ac cessories for office work and pres ervation of records, which debt has been expunged, and the Un ion has a balance of more than $5,000 to its credit. This rapid growth is attributed to the fact that it is a defacto organization, composed of sure enough practical farmers, men who know what it is to walk long and weary miles day in and day out, driving “Old Beck” and turning the sod of either their own or their rented acres; who have experience in rolling and piling logs, spliting rails and raising houses or barns on the co-operative and purely mutual plan- These are the men who are getting into the organization and making it strong and help ful, and whose ambition is to keep it strong and free from pol itics. President Bass and Or ganizer M. A. Brown, of Yazoo, are now on the rounds and have a number of appointments ahead of points where they have made arrangements to speak in the in terest of the Union.—Yazoo City Herald. ^ _ The Flood Gates Op on 2d The two days of sun shine the first of the week led many to be lieve that the long continued wet weather had reached an end and numerous evidences of a long dry spell ahead were pointed to by the weather prophets. Low ering clouds Tuesday morning gave token that another rain storm was approaching and by one o’clock the downpour had bc _ /-v orvutlmmcf ^ Uli< -X X V/lll Vit V X/V/M »» wx>w w**' storm rolled up and for several hours the heaviest rain that ever fell in tjiis section came down. The result has been the washing away of numerous small bridges in the county and the tearing up of the roads so that travel will be difficult until repairs can be made. Low lands are overflowed badly and many report the waters higher than for many years. On uplands replanting of cotton be gan Monday and continued until interrupted by the rain of Tues day. A number of our farmers had planted the third time and are now without seed. The out look is by no means flattering and it is now evident that the season will be recorded as the latest ever known in this section. Closing Exercises Tupelo Graded School. The closing exercises of the Tupelo Graded School was begun Sunday morning by the delivery at the Baptist church of the commencement sermon by Dr. Savage, president of the South western Baptist Seminary, Jack son, Tenn. The choir of the church, assisted by members of the other choirs, beautifully ren dered a select list of sacred songs. Dr. Savage delivered a practical sermon, dealing directly with the practical side of religious life, and deeply impressed upon thje mind of the large audience tfie lesson drawn from his text. At the opera house Monday evening the Exercises were brought to a close by the reading / of the graduating essays and the delivery of diplomas. Misses Jeffie Belle Mitchener and Hor tense Thompson and Jeff Boggan each read essays that were most creditable productions and each acquitted themselves most cred itably. The diplomas were de livered by S. P. Clayton, Esq., who most felicitously presented the graduates with their sheep skins with words of commenda tion and encouragement. A musical program was happi ly rendered by Misses Clifton, Brown, Frazer and Topp. Oscar Conwill Is Seriously Injured. On Saturday afternoon as the south bound Mobile and Ohio local freight was leaving the Union Station, young Oscar Conwill of Shannon, who for sev eral years has run as a brakeman on the local train, was reriously if not fa tally injured as he passed the water stand opposite the depot. Conwill caught a freight car as it passed him and was crawling to the top of the iron bars. As he passed the iron water stand his back came in contact with the stand, his feet were knocked loose from the steps, and with only his hands holu ing, he remained on the car but a short time, when he dropped loose and fell to the ground in an unconscious condition. The motion of the train carried him forward and he receved a wound in the back of the head that fractured the outer plate of the skull. He was taken into the Tupelo Hotel across the track at the Union Station and Dr Elkin summoned. Unon examination it was found that the backbone had been dis located and the skull fractured as above stated. From his hips down he was paralyzed and unable to move or use his feet or legs. Drs. Elkin and Bonner made another examination about 9 o’clock that night, but the condition nf tba nufiflnt uraa eilek tknt tkntr /JirJ not deem an operation advisable. The family was notified and Mr and Mrs C. R. Porter came up on the 5 o’ clock train to attend Mr Conwill who is a brother to Mrs Porter. At 7:30 the mother of Mr Conwill and Dr Lauder dale of Shannon came up. After-con sulting with the physicians the young man was carried home that night. Sun day afternoon he was taken to Memphis but he was so weak still the physicians did not think it safe to put him under the influence of anesthetics strong enough to justify an operation. Re ports from him yesterday were to the effect that he was resting more quietly. Oscar Conwill was one of the most popular young railroad men known in Tupelo. He was of a jovial nature and made friends among all classes both old and young. There if a general feeling of regret throughout the entire community over the sadaccideut which, may cost him his life. We hope that he may be restored | OBITUARIES. | Mrs. Mary Ballard. Mrs. Ballard died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Alhriton, 5 milts west of Tupelo, on last Saturday, the 11th inst., at the advanced age of 73 years. Mrs. Ballard became a Christian in early life and connected herself with the Missionary Baptist church, remain ing a devoted and consistent member the remainder of her life—55 years. She was devoted as a wife, self sac rificing as a mother, unswerving as a friend; but above all other sounds and calls, was the voice and command of her Lord. Indeed, her fidelity in life’s relations, which was so marked, sprang out of her sweet, daily walk with God. This impertect tribute would be un just did it not bear testimony to her sweet constancy to the Church on earth. She was one of the number who al ways bore the work upon her heart,and who sustained the pastor with a prav erfulness born of genuine love to God. What a rich example of heroic con -tancy in the service of the Lord! No cloud; however dark, ever obscured the shining of His face; no trial, however severe, ever wrenched her hope from LI till, LIVy UV/Y* V » ' l CAniJ^Ytl ' ating, ever for a moment disturbed her tranquil rest in Him. There is strength about such a life that makes it felt by all who meet it. and renders the ab sence a double loss. On Sunday her remains were laid to rest in the Mooresville cemetery, near which place she had resided for years, a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends being present. The funer al services'were conducted by Rev. S. D Shelton, who spoke most touchimrlv of the many noble virtues of the de ceased and quoted many sweet passa ges of Scripture for the comfort and consolation of the bereaved. Swep Brooks and Little; Son, Roy. On the 8th in3t. the death angel came and claimed for his victim Mr. Swep Brooks, and <>n the following morning his little son, Roy, was called to pass over the same dark river, death in both cases resulting from the effects of mea sles How sad the though, that they art gone, and yet how true it is that we must all walk through the valley of tiie shadow of death. But there is a bles sed hope beyond. Mr. rBooks was 40 and Roy 13 years of age. Mr. Brooks was reared under honorable, industrious and religious in fluences, and heeding the example of his parents he never departed from their teachings. I first learned to love him when he was but a small boy. He possessed a smooth, quiet nature which caused all to love and admire him. He was a true companion, a loving father and a Chris tian man. He bore his sickness with patience, never murmuring but trust ing implicitly in his Master. With all the assistance of friends and medical skill they passed oyer to the gr at be yond from which no traveller ever re turns. Let us all strive to meet them there. On the 10th their rem tins were laid to rest in Shiloh cemetery, where a large concourse of friend * and relatives assembled to pay their last tribute r»f respect, Rev. Join s conducting the fu neral services. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved, out we can only commend them to God who is able to comfort and save, remembering that He hath said, “All things work togeth er for good to them that love the Lord.” We too will soon go to meet them on the other shore, where peace and hap piness will reign forevermore. J. 1\ voUNG. . .. ■■ Commencement Exercises Verona Public School. An Interesting Program Arranged for the Occasion. The commencement exercises of the Verona Public School will take place May 17, 19 and 20. The concert will be"Friday right, May 17th, at school building be ginning at eight o’clock. Tiie commencement sermon will be delivered at the Methodist chuich Sunday morning. May 19, by Rev. L. M. Broyles of Cor nth. Monday evening, May 20th, at eight o’clock, the graduation of the senior class will be held in the school building. The pro gram is as follows: ' * INVOCATION. Chorus, Come Where the Lillies Bloom,.Class. Oration, Luck and Pluck.—Victor 0. Johnson. Oration, Success,—Mallrseverse Lin ton. Essay, Courage for the Duties of Life - - - Nora Gregory. Oration, Electricity vs. Steam,—Sid ney B. Spencer. Oration, Height by Great Men React ed and Kept, - ' - Frank D. Thomas. uuet, \L Alert, '—lmogene ivmcan non, Maggie Lowrey, Essay, Woman’s Work,—S. Olga Linton. Oration, Poor Boys and Eminence, —W. Carl Coggin. Oration, Some Men Live Too Long, Some Die Too Soon,—Eugene Grissom. Class Prophecy,—Erin R. Bunch. Music. Address,—J. W. Powers. Chorus, Tramp, Tramp,—School. Deliver} of diplomas by A. L.Burdine. This will close one of the most successful sessions of the school. Mr. A. L. Burdine has served as principal. With him have been associated Mr. T. M. Milam, Mis ses Myrtle Coleman and Sailie Kilpatrick. Mrs. M. H. Stowe has had charge of the music de partment. The entire faculty have been retained for another year __%_ Attention, Veterans of For rest’s Cavalrj'. (Circular Letter No. 5.) Headquarters Forrest's Cavalry Corps, Hickman, Ivy. April 12,1907. I. By an article of our organ ization, every soldier of any and all arms of service v ho at any time during the war served under Gen. N. B. Forrest, and remain ed true and faithful to the cause unto the end, is entitled to re cognition and membership in the Corps. II. All field and company of ficers now living are hereby re appointed to the same positions with same rank as held by them at the close cf the v.ar, and are hereby directed to at once notify every member of their old com mands to meet them in Richmond May 30 and 31 and June 1, 2 and 3, and there get together at our general headquarters and organ ize their old commands. FIT nffiqarc u nA mmnKnra r\i' this Corps are hereby notified to assemble in the University Col lege of Medicine, Richmond, at 10 a. m. May 30, and attend a business meeting of the Corps. IV. The University College of Medicine, Richmond, Va., has been assigned for the use of For rest’s Cavalry Corps during the entire Reunion. An office will be kept open at all hours for the use of members, as well as to give out all needed information. Cots for the free pse of the members will be put into many of the rooms. All officers and members are requested to call at the office and register immediately upon their arrival, and beautiful sou venir metal badges, similar to those given out at New Orleans and Memphis, will be given to those who have not heretofore re ceived them. All members hav ing heretofore received them are requested to wear them. By order of H. A. TYLER, Lieut. Gen. Commanding. CHAS. W. ANDERSON, Col., Adjt. Gen. and Chief of Staff. — —- ■ NOTICE. To all Union men of Lee and Pontotoc counties who are willing to join with members of Itawamba county in erecting a warehouse at Tupelo. You are requested to meet the ware house committee of Itawamba County Union at the court house in Tupelo on Saturday, May 18, lit) I, for the pur pose of considering the same. Yours for the wareh"’ e, W. W. F: .j :y. ;w. A. Mart. ;, H. 0. Stovall, Co am Uee, • J*